tielan: Wonder Woman (WW - bracelets)
Thursday, July 6th, 2017 09:46 am
[community profile] genex is finishing nominations in about 10 hours (just after midnight 'Pago Pago' time, which I presume is the last island in the Pacific to flip the date over). Here is the existing tag set and I've nominated a bunch more female friendships besides!

(Damn, forgot Pacific Rim? Anyone willing to go in and nominate all the Mako friendships, although particularly with the female characters?)


[community profile] auexchange has opened sign-ups! This is a fairly specific AU exchange, matching on fandoms and characters and AU scenarios - both fusion and canon divergence.


[community profile] crossovering is also presently taking nominations although they're not showing the tagset.

In order to check that you haven't doubled-up on fandoms, you have to go to here and see if someone's said they're nominating your preferred fandom. It's a bit tricksy IMO - easier just to show what fandoms have already been nominated so you can add the ones that aren't there without problem.

I think the difference between AU Exchange and Crossovering is that the first is pretty specific scenarios, and the second has a lot of leeway around general universes.


Northern Hemisummer is always crazy for sign-ups...


I have the [livejournal.com profile] mcu_aufest story in, as well as [community profile] not_primetime, and I'm contemplating treats for both. Not convinced I'm going to have time, though...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Monday, June 26th, 2017 11:30 am
[community profile] fandomgiftbox is running again in July-August. It works a little like Fandom Stocking, but is in the middle of the year, instead of the end when all the Yuletide/Santa exchanges take place.

You post a comment with the lists of your requests for fandoms/characters/prompts, and the type of gifts you'd like to receive, and the mods post your lists in a separate post which is temporarily screened. People may then gift you fic and art based on what you've posted.

You don't have to gift other people - it's not an exchange. However, it's hoped you'll go looking for someone who has interests that match yours and give them a little something.

Sign Ups at [community profile] fandomgiftbox run until the 7th July.
tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 09:27 am
The [community profile] wipbigbang is still looking for artists. There's a whole range of stories that are looking for artists, whether graphics designers or fanmixers or illustrators.

(Yes, I'm in there; I don't know if I'm still waiting for an artist, I haven't checked. I'm a little iffy about whether or not I'll be finished in time, but I'm damn well going to try.)


And then [community profile] seasonofkink is starting up again from 1st June.

Rules | FAQ | Kink Prompts
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 09:04 am
A way to finish your stories? (Heaven knows I have plenty of those.)

[community profile] treatyoselfcomm is an exchange designed to reduce your backlog. Creators signup with works that they want to work on, and then are matched to someone who is interested in helping them. You create for six weeks, and then the archive is revealed with your work(s). Simple!



I'm interested, certainly, because having people to kick me along is always useful, but...I don't know. I won't have much time for the next month since I'm trying to finish the quilt I'm making for the show, and the timeline is pretty short for any of the longfics I have sitting around.

I'm debating whether or not to sign up for Marvel Bang this year, for much the same reason. Last year I had a lot more time b/c of project downtime. I don't expect the same this year. (I might end up with it if this 6 week contract isn't continued. I guess we'll see.)
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 08:18 am
The MCU AUfest profile says there's only 10 sign-ups so far.


If you're thinking of signing up, now is a good time!
tielan: (Merlin - gwen)
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 06:03 pm
So, it's the weirdest thing actually having to go 40 entries back through my Readlist in the space of a day. WEIRD. I haven't had to do that in, oh, about 8 years (and that was LJ).

Mind you, a lot of those entries are the 2017revival introductions and the comm that lets you know about new comms popping up. And friends who are crossposting from twitter and instagram.

Still, that's a helluva lot more action than I've seen in a while!

(And it's kind of good. Not quite the meta-y stuff that I have long been longing for around here, but nice to see some activity. Here's hoping it remains active!)


story of a quilt )

Tonight, I have to dig up some lemongrass, only it's already dark outside. Luckily, the lemongrass is right in the line of my headlights as my car is parked in the carport. SCORE! I'm digging up a clump of lemongrass to swap with a woman 30 mins away whose parents have an olive tree whose olives are ripe. Basically, I'm going to try curing my own olives. Probably by brining them since that looks like it involves less water. (But will probably end with them more salty. Oh well.)

I also have to drop around to a friend's house and check on her cat. They've gone to visit the US and while a friend is coming to stay in a day or two, I'm occasionally looking after the cat.

family stuff )

Today I logged into an application for the type of work I do...and discovered that my company has not yet severed the connection between my login for that app and their partner grouping. So I still have access to all their trouble tickets for the customers on that app... Oops!

Finally, Not Primetime sign-ups are GO!

(And thank you to whoever picked up my smut swap pinch hit. I hope the other lonely PH recip has also found a home.)

This has been a ramble straight out of my brain. Sorry about that...
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 04:26 pm
They're doing nominations for the MCU AUfest tagset right now:

1. They're asking people to only submit pairings for better matching; threesomes/moresomes may be requested in letters, but they can't be demanded/enforced this round.
2. They're asking people to submit the AUs

Their links are up at LJ, they have no plans to cross-post to DW due to the extra work. (Is there no way to crosspost communities?) However, I've blocked the elements that Russian ElJay are using to keep you from interacting with the site. It's inconvenient, but so far it's gotten around the user agreement.

In the meantime, I've submitted:

Maria & Pepper
Maria & Sam

AU - Sedoretu
AU - Black Jewels
AU - Jaegers/Pacific Rim
AU - Pern
AU - Daemons
AU - Psy-Changeling
Canon AU - Maria in Civil War
Canon AU - Winter Soldier has a different identity
Canon AU - Maria Hill, Director of SHIELD
Canon AU - Female Character Superhero Team (not genderswap)

Not sure there are too many MCU writers still around here who can/will write Maria (Steve, Tony, Bucky, and Clint seem to be the popular ones, with Natasha, Peggy, and the Agents of SHIELD ladies being the popular ones in femme-focused writers) but I always encourage them all the same.

Also, consider nominating T'Challa and the Black Panther cast? (Or more Maria-centric pairings.)
tielan: (PacRim - Mako2)
Friday, February 17th, 2017 05:59 pm
Porn Battle Amnesty is hosting another Prompt Stack - all the smutty prompts you can give them, and then a week of writing!

Pairings I will attempt to write if someone else submits them:
MCU: Maria/Steve, Maria/Bucky, Bucky/Maria/Steve, Maria/T'Challa, Jane/Thor, Clint/Natasha, Sam/Bucky
PacRim: Mako/Raleigh, Kaori/Duc
SGA: John/Teyla
SG1: Sam/Jack
Merlin: Gwen/Arthur, maaaaaybe Merlin/Morgana
NCIS: Tony/Ziva
Firefly: Mal/Inara, Wash/Zoe
Rogue One: Jyn/Cassian,
The Force Awakens: Finn/Rey

...and probably others that I haven't listed.

I know I don't have many het readers or writers looking at this, but those of you who do, please consider submitting prompts? I always run through the same ones, and finding people who think differently to me is always a bonus.
tielan: (24 - Renee2)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 10:33 am
[community profile] fic_promptly is always taking prompts and I think there's a daily/weekly component?

For people who try to keep their writing up, this might be a comm to check out?

And there's a friendship fest going on - list groups of characters to have fic written about their friendship!

[Multifandom friendship fest]
tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Monday, November 21st, 2016 10:57 am

I was hoping for 10 participants, so far we only have 6. Then again, that was canvassed back at the start of November and, as Nanny Ogg once said, we've all passed a lot of water since then. If you're so inclined, go sign up, please!

Captain Hill Secret Santa Collection

If you need an AO3 account, then contact me ASAP, please!
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Friday, May 27th, 2016 07:36 pm
I'm pretty sure everyone who's going to sign up has signed up. But just in case:

femmeremix 2016

Sign-ups close this Saturday, 28th May! If you love writing female characters and would love to try remixing someone else's story about female characters in a fandom you share, come out and play!
tielan: Leia, RotJ, concerned (SW - Leia concern)
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 04:12 pm
Sign-ups close on Saturday, May 28, at approximately 8PM EDT.

Pinch-hit signups will remain open.

Remix Treats sign-ups are now open.

If you are not participating in the main remix but would like treats, we'd also like to encourage you to sign up as a pinch-hitter (however, you are not obligated to claim a pinch-hit).
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 03:46 pm
[community profile] remix_me is a claims-based multifandom remix challenge
where participants offer up specific stories they'd love to see
remixed and claim the particular stories they want to remix.

tielan: (IM - pepper)
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 09:54 am
Before I go zone-y on painkillers and forget this entirely:

[community profile] femmeremix is up and running again this year, for remixing stories about female (or female-identifying) characters.

And sign-ups are open for the next 10 days!

This year, for those who may not have the time/energy to commit to an exchange but wouldn't mind someone remixing one of their fics (or remixing other people's fics), there's also a Treats Opt-In.
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Monday, May 16th, 2016 04:30 pm

LiveJournal | DreamWidth

Welcome to the Maria Hill Comment Fic Fest - a chance to write a bunch of ficlets about the woman who single-handedly rescued Captain America, the Black Widow, and the Falcon from death at the hands of HYDRA with nothing more than her brains, a stun-wand, a laser-cutter, and balls of pure titanium.

1. Leave a comment containing a prompt, scenario, or quotation to inspire someone else. If you want to leave characters or pairings in addition to Maria, then add them in!

Maria & T'Challa, understanding and responsibility
Maria, gen, We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. (Tobias Wolff)
Maria/Steve, sex in uniform up against a wall where there's the fear of discovery

2. Pick a prompt. Write a drabble (100 words exactly), ficlet, fic, novella, or GRAND EPIC TALE about Maria from that prompt.

3. Post it/link it to the comment-fest, putting the title/character/pairing/rating in the subject line.

MCU: "Killing In The Name Of" by Tielan - Maria & Natasha, R (violence)
Ultimates: "If It Wasn't For Those Damned Kids" by SelDear - Maria, G
Comics: "UnPleasant Hill" - Maria/Steve by SueLinley, PG-13

4. Do it all over again!

Any incarnation of Maria is okay, any pairing/threesome/moresome with her in it, any additional characters - so long as the story is about her!

There are no deadlines, no requirements to leave prompts or to fill, and no pressure to perform! (Although I hope many people will - more Maria love is always needed throughout fandom b/c she is freaking AWESOME.)

There will be two posts where prompts can be left - LiveJournal and DreamWidth - and anonymous commenting is allowed and unscreened on the Fic Fest post so anyone can post a prompt or link to a fill! If there are enough fics, I might start an AO3 collection if there are enough fics for it on AO3.


Cut and paste the following code into your LJ/DW post to promote the Fic-fest.


Come and play!

NB: I vaguely based this off the Porn Battle, as well as the various other prompt-fests out there.
tielan: (SG1 - team)
Monday, May 16th, 2016 03:42 pm
Eurovision on Sunday morning. Best fun ever going around to a friend's house (5 mins drive at 5am, apparently there was broken bottle glass on the driveway thanks to drunk teenagers we heard rousting on Saturday night and, honestly, we have a cop who lives two doors down. Unless it was his daughter.)

But. Eurovision was completely hilariously awesome, from Belgium's disco opening "What's the Pressure?", down to "Love Love Peace Peace" which is the most meta-y delightful thing ever. My sister howled with laughter watching it, and we're not even Eurovision die-hards!

hockey ramblings about the team and coaching )


Today, I had to disappoint someone - tell them I wasn't going in with them on something big. I angsted about it for most of the weekend - lots and lots and lots of angst. It was nerve wracking, but they ended up being good about it. Thankfully. Because the other thing that's a problem right now is my health which is stressful enough.

health, tooth, operation on Wednesday )

Finally, the Maria Hill Comment Fest is up and going! If you have any love for Maria (in any universe, any incarnation) then please come along, prompt, and fill! (I'm going to need something to keep my mind off the pain after Wednesday.)
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Sunday, May 15th, 2016 10:45 pm

tielan: (AVG - maria)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 10:09 am
Sign-Up Post at [livejournal.com profile] mcu_aufest.

I know nobody likes being 'wrong', but come on, we need more people to write Maria-centric stuff...


[community profile] femmeremix - all women, all remixed!

Stories can be GEN, HET, or FEMMESLASH - it's not just for femmeslash fans - so long as the focus is a female character.

Nominate the fandoms in which you're eligible today! (And for the next week or so.)
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Sunday, April 24th, 2016 01:58 pm
[livejournal.com profile] mcu_aufest is closing sign-ups in less than 48 hours. If you want to write ALL THE AUs EVER then I recommend this one!

(Particularly anyone who wants Steve/Maria - other people have such interesting ideas for them!)


And [community profile] femmeremix is taking nominations for fandoms. This is a remix exchange for people who write a lot about female characters - the female-remix. Het, gen, and femslash stories are all welcome!

To make matching easier this year, we're asking people to nominate their fandoms before signing up, so we don't end up with anyone who's unmatchable. (This happened last year.) So don't forget to get your nominations in - particularly if you're in a niche or small fandom! Tell your friends and fellow authors from fandom!

And go and nominate for the Femme Remix 2016!