tielan: Yoda, deal with it (SW - Yoda deal)
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 02:52 pm
As I said, the quality of the stories seems really good, and I'm reading a whole bunch of fandoms that I don't usually: ones that I know of, but don't/haven't watched, or ones that I know my friends dabble in.

Sense and Sensibility
Nothing Lost But May Be Found: Elinor would have thought that now that the fatal subject had been aired, her nerves would have calmed; but her hands were trembling, her pulse fluttering even more violently than before.

Supergirl
Soft Place To Land: Evenings with the Danvers sisters - then and now.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Five times Queenie almost told Jacob about magic (and one time she found out he already knew): Even without remembering much, even just thinking she was some wonderful girl that waltzed out of his dreams and into his life, he’d gravitated back to her as if she was a bright star whose orbit he could never quite escape. She would have to settle for that, build from that.

Star Wars - Prequel/Original series
Pocketful Of Stories: Ahsoka travelled the galaxy, collecting tales and sowing revolution along the way.

Do I know Ahsoka? Not really. But this is an excellent story about women, rebellion, and stories - tall and true.

Pride and Prejudice
Thorough-bass and human nature: Mary Bennet agrees to spend the London season with the newly married Darcys. She discovers that she would still infinitely prefer a book. But hiding in the library at balls and parties is not the solution, as an odd young man keeps turning up there.

Cute and amusing and a very enjoyable story of Mary Bennet improving both her mind and her marital options.
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tielan: Wonder Woman (Who - Eleven&Amy)
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 08:52 pm
And win the Eurovision Song Conteeeeeest!!!

My Sunday:
0. Sleep really badly.
1. Wake at 4:45am, text friend to see if it's still okay if I go over and watch Eurovision with her; it is.
2. 5am, watch my way through The Eurovision (as it's called in Europe), decide that most of the songs are good listening, but I don't much like the visuals.
3. 8am head home to grab my stuff for
4. Hockey: watching Team 1 play at 9am
5. Hockey: playing game at 10:30am (we lost 3-2)
6. Hockey: playing game for Team 2 at 1pm (we won 2-1 and one of the goals was mine)
7. Take a bath, nearly fall asleep in it.
8. Decide going to church (driving there) with the amount of sleep I haven't had is unwise.
9. Make a sandwich and note that hands are shaking.
10. Come back and start reading Fandom 5K. The quality of the stories I've read has been REALLY GOOD, guys!

Fandom 5K recs (so far)

Harry Potter:
Charms for an Extraordinary Life: When Harry's actions throw an investigation into a Dark wizarding shop into disarray, he must work with Magizoological expert Luna Lovegood to crack the case.

Fantastic Beasts (And Where To Find Them):
Turn (Slightly) Left: A handful of minutes can throw even the most gifted Seer's prophecies off. Credence's Obscurus passes through Central Park slightly later, which gives Newt the time and information he needs to find an Obscurial with enough control over their magic that he may be able to save them.

Eureka:
Fairytale Of Eureka: The annual Eureka town bake-off is going great — until taste-testers start coming down with fairy-tale afflictions. With Jack out of town, Jo needs to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late.

I have four more open in the tags and will read them over the next few days. I would like people to read (and enjoy) the story I wrote, but it's been a bit touch-and-go lately.

brief on hockey )

And now that it is 9pm, I think it is time to go to bed...
tielan: (XM - scott)
Friday, April 14th, 2017 09:18 pm
Blogspot: Me-Made May - Sign Up
I'm trying to work out what to do for this - or if I do it at all. The challenge is usually to wear one thing you made every day of the month. I reckon it's easier when May is a month that's tending towards summer instead of one where everything is getting cold and rainy.

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Youtube: "Clarke and Dawe: Cyclone Malcolm. This is a Watch and Act Warning."
Unlikely any but Australians will get this. Laugh and cry and weep at the passing of a great comedian.

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The Guardian: The Destruction Of Hillary Clinton: Sexism, Sanders, and the Millenial Feminist Or: How To Burn Your Own Bridges While You're Standing On It Screaming That Someone In Politics Isn't Good Enough For Your Extremely Speshul Vote.

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Dreamwidth: Thoughts on racism, sexism, and fandom: How to Suck Less by [personal profile] beatrice_otter.
Thinky thoughts, or how not to get stuck at an intermediate step of sucking less in fandom.

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fic rec: Political Animal (Zazu/Triton, Human AU, Political AU)
From Yuletide, recced by someone else, it's both hilarious and hot!

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nngroup: Participation Inequality
How the voices we hear are not a majority of anything.

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And finally this Good Friday:

Common Grace: Siding With Jesus: The Real Cost
Following Jesus requires we love people in costly solidarity, and requires us to expose any ideology that pretends inequality is natural or ordained by God.
I have a lot of thoughts on this, not sure if they're coherent yet.
tielan: (PacRim - Mako)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 10:19 am
Just one gift for me, as usual. In the last couple of years, I've come to accept that treats are things that happen to other people.

My gift is Rogue One with Chirrut/Baze:
title: Shell Game
summary: Desperate times prompt desperate actions.
characters: Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus
rating: G
warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
tags: Established Relationship, Rebellion
Since the author hasn't included a lot of detail, I would add that the story is a neat little mystery/heist interlude, set just before the movie, and that I really enjoyed the 'role reversal' with Chirrut being the one to 'rescue' Baze rather than the other way around as happens in the movie. Plus, they're cute.

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I wrote five fics for Chocolate Box, treats, assignments, pinch-hits. If you can work out which ones, you get a ficlet of your choice.

First one to work out which fics are mine gets a ficlet written for any character/pairing. (You only need to guess one, but then that one is off the table.)

Hint: none of the fics I wrote are anything you wouldn't expect from me, including pairings, characters, and tropes.
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tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 11:17 am
OOOOKAY!

So, [personal profile] kore has just mentioned a dearth of Maria/Steve jacket fics - which is absolutely true.

I count 11 according to the AO3 Steve/Maria tag, with an added search for 'jacket'.

I particularly recommend:

Bullet With Butterfly Wings by [archiveofourown.org profile] shorti

And I Wonder What's Mine by [archiveofourown.org profile] geckoholic

Lend Me Your Coat by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philyra

Speaking personally, I think I've referenced the jacket in various fics, but not written specifically about it.
tielan: (IM - pepper)
Sunday, January 1st, 2017 09:58 pm
[community profile] snowflake_challenge is running again in 2017, and I'm one of the people helping run it.

Basically, I'm doing the tumblr stuff. If you'd like to reblog it (the other mods/helpers should also be reblogging it), we would appreciate the promotion!

The introduction to the snowflake challenge is here at tumblr and here at DW.

Day 1 however, is self-reccing:

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

I'm going with three in 2016, which was a fairly prolific year - some 89 fics, although not all of them are complete. I'll try for three different fandoms.


1. MCU: Carter's Eleven

So, take one heist movie line, rewrite it to fit a seminal action movie in the MCU, and change all the major hero characters to women, led by Peggy Carter with Maria Hill as the enabler of it all.

I had so much fun conceiving this story and writing it. The original title was "Alexander Pierce's No Good Very Bad Extremely Shitty Day" but I felt that assigned rather too much notice to him. "Carter's Eleven" embodied the situation rather more accurately and matched the tone of the story, which is both lighthearted and serious both.


2. Persuasion - Jane Austen: any port in a storm but only one place to call home

This was written for a fic exchange, and while we get a lot of Anne's thoughts on Frederick in the book, we only get the summation of Frederick's thoughts on Anne at the point of his declaration. But even in the text, everything we see of Frederick in Bath is that of a man drowning in tides he can't control - first Louisa Musgrove, then Mr. Elliot, then the fear that she can't possibly want him... I wanted to tease that out, bring it a little more to the fore.


3. Star Wars - The Force Awakens: Interconnected Loops Of The Universe

I feel that this story didn't quite achieve the...completeness? that I wanted to depict, although I suppose it's really just a sliver of the huge universe that is seen in Star Wars. Maz Kanata is not a character I'd have thought to find myself writing - she's very much a cipher - and so I had to do a bit of reading up on her history to get a feel for who she is and what she might want.

But the thing that really kicked this story off was a wiki entry that listed one of Maz's hobbies as knitting. And being the crafty person that I am, that was something I just couldn't let pass by!
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Sunday, January 1st, 2017 12:04 pm
Unmasked (Mulan)
Looking at the Disney movie from Shang's perspective.

One thing I particularly liked about this one is that they don't take the modern American conservative view of homosexuality and transport it to Ancient China.

Non-Christian warrior societies were generally much more lenient about male sexuality than we think - although the definition of 'homosexual' as we understand it wasn't valid. In Tang Dynasty China, one of the prospective heirs to the throne was known for his preference for men - but the issue with his succession wasn't his attraction to men, but his extravagance. And his preference would not have affected his need to beget heirs - he would have had a wife and possibly concubines on which to beget children, because marriage was a question of titles, lands, politics, and money - the personal aspect didn't come into it.

Shang doesn't assign the shame or embarrassment that we might to a male soldier who is attracted to another man; he's a little surprised at it because it's never been his 'thing', but he's well aware of his responsibilities to his name and his line and his ancestry. And he still loves and is attracted to Ping, even before he realises she's Mulan.


10 Things I Hate About Reunions (10 Things I Hate About You)

For great hilarity with the texts between Kat and Bianca, and the way she encounters Pat and their reunion and catch up and all the stuff in between.


linguistic assignations (Languages - Anthropormorphic)

I'm not sure I entirely get all the references, but it's fascinating nevertheless.


Revisions To A 'Dear Writer' Letter, Yuletide 2035 (The Martian)

I just... This is brilliant. I can't describe it any better. But this is perfect.
tielan: (Angel)
Monday, December 26th, 2016 08:37 am
I always plan to rec more than I do, I just forget or get lazy after a few days:

This is my gift fic, and it's wonderful - I've always wanted a 'what happens next' for Shadow Of The Moon, but it wasn't until this year that I considered asking for it in YT.

fandom: Shadow of the Moon - M.M. Kaye
title: On The Road To Lunjore
tags: Alex Randall/Winter de Ballesteros, Alex Randall, Winter de Ballesteros, Lou Cottar, Amanda English, India, External POV, Victorian India, British Raj
summary: On the way to his new job as Major Randall’s aide, a young British officer meets someone.


A crossover of two of the big hits of the year - Ghostbusters and Hamilton, with a focus on Patty, and some wonderful humour! I don't know if Angelica ever got to compel Jefferson about including women in the sequel, but I love that Patty gets to sit Jefferson's ectoplasmic ass down and give him the book, chapter, and verse on slavery!

fandom: Ghostbusters (2016), Hamilton - Miranda
title: A Revolution's Revelation
tags: Jillian Holtzmann/Patty Tolan, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan, Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Crossover
summary: They've learned over the last year and some to give Patty the lead when there's some sort of historical grudge at play. Your everyday jealousies, revenge killings, souls with unfinished business, and random demons they're all good at dealing with, but there's something about the long-gone that only Patty can handle.

I asked for Jason Bourne fic in my YT request, focused on Nicky, and while I didn't get it, it looks like other people struggled with the same issues I did in the recent movie (which I haven't seen btw).

This one is focused on Nicky:
fandom: Bourne (Movies)
title: Phoenix Rising
tags: Nicky Parsons (Damon movies)
summary: She's like the ancient myth, being reborn from the ashes of her old life.

This one is long and seriously bittersweet:
fandom: Bourne (Movies)
title: All That Is Good
tags: Jason Bourne/Nicky Parsons, Jason Bourne, Nicky Parsons, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, unprotected sex
summary: That is the difference between the two of you. Jason wants to be left alone. You want vengeance.

This one is more up my alley in tone, but I feel I'd have appreciated it better if I'd seen the movie.
fandom: Bourne (Movies)
title: this kite-flying wind
tags: Jason Bourne/Nicky Parsons, Jason Bourne/Marie Kreutz mentioned, Jason Bourne, Nicky Parsons, Fix-It, Fuck canon anyway, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
summary: Nicky wants to save the world. Jason wants her to be safe.

And a couple of BvS: Bruce/Diana fics:

More psychological, headspace kind of interaction between them with an almost flirty angle:
fandom: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
title: Katanóisi
tags: Diana (Wonder Woman)/Bruce Wayne, Diana (Wonder Woman), Bruce Wayne, Enemies to Friends, Post-Canon, Pre-Relationship, Pre-Justice League (2017), Bruce Wayne has issues with boundaries
summary: When he sends her the flowers, he isn’t quite sure how she’ll take it.

And the straight-up hotness of the fakeout makeout:
fandom: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
title: oh cameraman, swing the focus
tags: Diana (Wonder Woman)/Bruce Wayne, Diana (Wonder Woman), Bruce Wayne
summary: Public displays of affection make people uncomfortable.
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 01:43 pm
So, there aren't so many Steve/Maria fics about (particularly ones that aren't written by me and which are actually focused on the relationship between them) that when I find a good one, I don't rec it.

The fic is "A Thousand Years" by [archiveofourown.org profile] DizzyDrea, and it's her sequel to "I'll Be Seeing You". Both are wonderful stories, a good 15K each, and a solid read - characterisation, drama, relationship, and side characters. It helps to read "I'll Be Seeing You" first, of course.

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And the long-awaited (by me) Natasha-centric story "I Came To Thrive" from the "Get Ready For It" MCU Hockeyverse story by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philyra came out last week!

Now I just have to pester her for the post-Olympics story of how Maria and Steve actually hook up and manage their relationship in the course of the competition and the face of the media...
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tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 08:40 am
And the archive is open!

My assignment was for [archiveofourown.org profile] Persephones_Keeper | [profile] crossing_hades

title: Reasons Of Presence
summary: The traditions of Wakanda are heavy, and in these changing times, T’Challa is always and constantly aware that if the armour of the Black Panther weighs down upon his shoulders, it will be that much heavier with the weight of crown and kingdom added to it.
tags: T'Challa and Okoye, T'Challa & Maria Hill
rating: G
notes: This was not strictly the request, but I thought a little delving into T'Challa's history and how Wakanda decided to return to the world as more than merely a shadow power would be an interesting diversion. There was, initially, meant to be more.

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My gift was by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dazzledfirestar:

title: Comfort
summary: The real fall out would come later. For now, Helen needs a friend and a good meal.
tags: Helen Cho, Maria Hill, friendship, food
rating: G

It's a wonderful little post-Age-of-Ultron glimpse into the professional relationship of the two women and how it verges on the personal.

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My recommendations so far:

title: On Your Left
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ladydeathfaerie
summary: Two tours of duty as a pararescue have left their scars on Sam Wilson. In order to live and function with his emotional wounds, Sam's developed a simple coping method. After a particularly bad night, Sam resorts to said method to clear his mind. Imagine his surprise when it results in new friends and, ultimately, a new purpose in life.
tags: Sam Wilson, Riley, Nightmares PTSD
rating: PG-13
why: A little pre-Winter Soldier look into Sam and his coping mechanisms, what happened with Riley, and Sam's internal monologues.

title: A Waltz In The Woods With My Brother
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] kyburg
summary: When you have no loyalty shown you, what makes you wager everything on gaining it from those who would imprison you?
tags: Hogun, Jim Morita, World War II, Taking Liberties With History And Canon
rating: PG-13
why: This is a very unusual story, not two characters that you'd think to put together at all, and I'm not sure if the backstory they've used for Hogun came from the comics, or if they made it up. But I liked the look into Jim's mindset (although, I believe he said he was from California?) as well as Odin's evident trust in Hogun.

title: Play On
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Dazzledfirestar
summary: Sam has a rough night, but he's got some help on hand.
tags: Sam Wilson, PTSD, Bucky Barnes, Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilon
rating: G
why: Because I like the idea of Bucky making Sam a cup of tea at oh-whatever-hours to settle not only Sam's memories but his own...

There are others I like the look of, but these are the underappreicated ones - more gen than slash/ship and about characters who don't get a lot of love. There's at least one story with Raina, several with T'Challa, quite a few with Sam, and one Sam/Rhodey that I think I do gotta take a closer look at.

Go forth and read!
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 09:58 am
[livejournal.com profile] vervainwolf noted my nomination of Maria Hill in Ultimates!verse for Yuletide, and wrote this little ficlet!

Comics are difficult for me to get into - a lot of it relies on the quality of the art, which can be very variable. But the panels I've seen of Ultimate!Spiderman where Maria is featured look really high-quality.

(And I'm still SALTY AS HECK that they didn't go with Miles Morales Spiderman and include Maria working with him - particularly after she finds out that Tony recruited a TEENAGED BOY.)
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tielan: (meh)
Monday, August 29th, 2016 08:31 am
Wow, so I'm the last minute last minute Emergency Pinch Hit for [livejournal.com profile] rarepairfest.

D:

eta: someone picked it up and posted a very nice fic in a very short time! Inter-Agency Co-Operation [Maria Hill/James Bond crossover]

eta the second: I got a second fic! I'm Not Sure What To Call HIm [Maria Hill/Bruce Wayne crossover]
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tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Monday, June 6th, 2016 03:47 pm
And on a slightly more cheerful note, I found an amazing fic written by [livejournal.com profile] fickery which was just posted today.

fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Arrow (TV, 2012)
title: Who Run The World
summary: Lyla Michaels and Maria Hill meet for drinks to bond over the pressures of running a black-ops government agency and being awesome badasses.

This is amazing. AH. MAY. ZING. If you know anything about Arrow and the MCU then you must go read it. Seriously. I don't watch Arrow, but this was AWESOME.

It's just a couple of women discussing the insanity of their lives, dealing with superheroes (day and night, vigilantes and avengers), love lives, family, and so forth, along with a call from the President. (I loved the call from the President.) It's the competence, the easy way they talk to each other - the kind of writing that shows you everything you need to know without having to shove it in the reader's face. Subtle writing, the likes of which is far too infrequently seen in my segments of fandom.

Go forth and read. If you like my stuff, I'm pretty sure you'll like this.
tielan: Avengers team (AVG - team)
Friday, May 13th, 2016 08:26 am
title: Gone But Not Forgotten
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Shorti
relationships: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Maria Hill & Sam Wilson, Peggy Carter & Maria Hill, Maria Hill & Helen Cho
characters: Maria Hill, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Peggy Carter, Helen Cho, James "Bucky" Barnes
tags: Captain America: Civil War (Movie) Spoilers, BAMF Maria Hill, Civil War AU
summary: They say that history is written by the victors of war, but a war fought amongst brothers has no winners. That's when you need a woman like Maria Hill to step in. (The one in which Maria and Steve are actually on the same side.)
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tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 01:00 pm
title: Girl On A Ledge With A Gun
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] shorti
summary: You can't live every day like it's going to be a Level 7 catastrophe. Maria knows that even S.H.I.E.L.D agents have off days. It just so happens that on her off days, she still manages to save lives.

By the author I recced a couple of days ago. Apparently she saw Steve/Maria in Avengers and thought it was obviously going to become canon, so didn't really bother with the fandom.

*mourns*
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 08:23 am
Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

If you've already left feedback in the course of a previous challenge, it totally counts. But you're free to leave more feedback.


I write for myself - I do. I've written, scribbled, notated, sketched, and plotted ever since I was old enough to imagine anything. But I post because I like sharing my view of the world with other people - stories touch hearts, touch minds, seed ideas, change the world: what if...?

Still, without feedback, how do I know that I'm doing it right? How does anyone know that they're not perpetrating bad ideas, racist attitudes, limiting perspectives? How does anyone know that they've inspired something bigger than themselves?

I sent my first feedback to a professional author who I didn't know personally a couple of years back - Loretta Chase - after reading her wonderful romance novel Silk Is For Seduction. I apologised for what I was about to say, and then I gushed about how much I'd loved her story and how I was going to go out and find more of her books. Which I did. And we now have a whole heap of her novels, and the last one in the quartet that started with Silk Is For Seduction has just come out: Dukes Prefer Blondes.

Before that, I'd given plenty of early-reader feedback to [livejournal.com profile] jo_graham, [livejournal.com profile] mescott, and [livejournal.com profile] amygriswald while they were writing the SGA Legacy series, which I highly recommend if you're into SGA and don't mind equal team. But Ms. Chase was lovely; she mailed me back to say thank you and how lovely it was to hear from a fan. And, no, I'm not a famous published author, but I know how nice it is to hear from someone who has the time, energy, and wherewithal to give feedback.

I don't think it's rude not to leave feedback, but I much prefer it when people do. And it connects fandom together. 90% of my fannish friends have started by me leaving feedback with them, or them leaving feedback with me. Sure, you can reblog their tumblr posts, but without adding your own personality to it, how are they going to get to know you?

Anyway, with this season's Yuletide, I recced stuff and left feedback. And I commented on some of the stories in the Pacific Rim and Captain Hill exchanges, but it was a crazy week, so I still have to go back through it all.

Today's feedback, though, was left on and the heart it will not be denied by [archiveofourown.org profile] idonae, which is an MCU: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers fic, with a femmedomme component. The D/s is very marginal, but the intensity of the story and Steve's perspective is breathtaking.
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Monday, December 28th, 2015 08:30 am
Pacific Rim Secret Santa Gift!

title: living in a fallen home
summary: Their instant connection pushed Raleigh into focusing on all the things he and Mako share, all the places where they align. It's only with a little time, and distance, and a lack of wires fused into both their brains, that he learns where they deviate from one another.
why: This was a pinch-hit for me when my author couldn't get her assignment in due to Life Issues (and let me know ahead of time as well as promising me a fic in Jan). So it's short but sweet, a few little slices of life and dealing as they work out how they're going to relate in a post-kaiju world.

In contrast, my Captain Hill Secret Santa gift is intense:

title: this of all nights
summary: In the weeks after Ultron, Steve and Maria find comfort in each other, only to find themselves on opposite sides of the Sokovia Protocols.
why: No quarter given in this fic; the harsh and bitter truth of love and war. It's not an easy fic to read, but it's an powerful one, and the ending is as much interlude as it is completion. The characterisation is amazing - particularly the harder side of Steve and the sharper side of Maria. We don't always write those in Captain Hill fic because it's not easy to write them in a relationship like that - it takes a fair bit of emotional maturity to both conceive it and accept it, but this has been done brilliantly, with their emotional need balanced against the things they believe are right and the choices they have to make in the situation.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 08:49 am
Firstly: Is [community profile] fandom_stocking happening this year? Anyone know?

Secondly, I spotted this over with [personal profile] cereta:

Step One:
Make a post. It can be public or friends only, whatever you're most comfortable with. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes, and these wishes can be anything - from simple (fan fiction written about your favorite pairing), to medium (a DVD you want), to really extravagant (a brand new laptop or car).

Just make sure these are wishes for things you really truly want.

Step Two:
Skim through your friends list and see who has posted their own wish lists. Then - and this is the most important part - if you find a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make sure that person’s wish comes true.

Sometimes a person's trash is another person’s treasure. If you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you’re never going to use, give it to someone who wants it.

Step Three:
Post this wish list any time after November 1st. Then repost it two weeks before Christmas.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday fairy - to spread the joy.

Gifts can be made anonymously or not, it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

wishlist: pretty simple, mostly fannish )

Don't forget to post your own wishlists, and I'll see what I can do...