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I am alive

Oct. 5th, 2014 06:01 pm
lodessa: lol (firefly/serenity)
Not sure who (if anyone is) still around here at the journal sites, but I was missing them recently and decided to post an update.

I am still alive and almost a quarter of the way through my fourth year of teaching.

I also have had a fannish resurgence. Apparently I just needed to watch a 19 year old show (Star Trek: Voyager) and get super obsessed with a ship who I will never get to see kiss outside photo manips (Janeway/Chakotay).

So that's what I have been up to.

On the other hand it means I have been writing again. Obviously a lot of Voyager fic, but also some other fandoms... and even some cowritten stuff:

Stark Trek: Voyager

Like the Real Thing, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit
Janeway and Chakotay both resort to extreme measures in trying to address the unspoken attraction between them. It backfires.

All That's Steel and Stone, Janeway/Chakotay, Teen
Scorpion meta-fic. Chakotay's experience of the events of Scorpion, Parts 1 & 2.

No Match for the Air, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit
Post- Scorpion Smut. Follow up to "All That's Steel and Stone".

Not Alone, Janeway/Chakotay, General
One of many things Janeway wants but doesn't think she can have on board Voyager.

Starfleet and Maquis, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit
Janeway and Chakotay decide to switch up a little bedroom roleplay.

Why Janeway and Chakotay Can't Share the Couch, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit
Five times they slipped up.

Kathy Loves Chuckles, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit
Q decides to take a turn at playing matchmaker.

Politically Incorrect, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit
Being mistaken for a couple by an alien race causes Janeway to re-evaluate her relationship with Chakotay.

Waterfall, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit Cowritten
Shameless PWP

Ever Fixed Mark, Janeway/Chakotay, Explicit Cowritten
Pre-Endgame fix-it fic. You can read this as an AU or as something that happened and then was hidden by Janeway and Chakotay when the Admiral showed up right afterwards for strategic reasons.

Voyager High, Ensemble with Janeway/Chakotay leanings as well as other ships, Teen Multi-Chapter WIP: 6 / 14 Chapters Complete
Under the leadership of Principal Kathryn Janeway and Vice Principal Chakotay, the teachers of Voyager High and Maquis Charter Academy are faced with the difficult challenge of integrating into one school staff. High School Teacher AU

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones

Against a Wall, Jaime/Brienne, Teen
Jaime's attempts to court Brienne are misinterpreted.

No Longer the Maid of Tarth, Jaime/Brienne, Explicit
Wedding Night PWP

After Life, Cersei/Brienne, Explicit
Cersei comes to Tarth looking for asylum following Jaime's death and Danaerys' ascent to the throne.

Veronica Mars

Bathroom Tile, Logan/Weevil, Explicit
Logan and Weevil find themselves back in the Neptune High bathroom together at the reunion.

Getting in Character, Veronica/Weevil, Explicit
Veronica needs some help practicing an undercover role. Weevil is happy to help.

One Last Gift, Veronica/Weevil with some Logan/Weevil and Logan/Veronica, Mature
Bodyswap fic.

Dresden Files

5 Times Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy Were Interrupted Making Out, Harry/Murphy, Explicit
... and one time they weren't

The Smallest Closet in the World, Harry/Murphy, Explicit
Harry and Murphy are trapped together in a closet...

Almost Human

5 Times John and Dorian Didn't Take Their Relationship to the Next Level, John/Dorian, Explicit
... And what happened when they did.


Yom Kippur, Chanukah, and Purim Felicity/Oliver, Teen
Often Felicity fails at celebrating Jewish holidays, but eventually she succeeds accidently.


It Was Only A Kiss, Robert Beltran/Kate Mulgrew, Explicit Cowritten
Kate's decision to host a party for her costars goes in a direction she didn't expect. Voyager-filming era fic.

Got Me Losing It, Robert Beltran/Kate Muglew, Explicit Cowritten
After a night of passion, Kate has to face reality as her brand new affair quickly spirals out of control. Follow to to "It Was Only a Kiss".

Timeless, Robert Beltran/Kate Mulgrew, Explicit Cowritten
Robert stops by Kate's to congratulate her on her Emmy Nomination

Caretaker, Robert/Beltran/Kate Mulgrew, Explicit Cowritten
Post 2014 Emmys Comfort Fic. Follow up to "Timeless"
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-weevil - considering)
This morning while driving to work I was overwhelmed by the urge to write Weevil fic.
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-in a sailor suit)
1) It is raining. All I have to say is that if it rains tomorrow on my (and [livejournal.com profile] carrielh's) birthday I am going to be really really pissed.

2) I have money!(until my automatic bill pay and the checks I wrote take most of it away in the next few days)

3) The percentage of radio stations that play music I am familiar with has gone up drastically the last year or two. I feel like this means I am getting old.

4) Veronica Mars... why you gotta be so good when it is too late? )
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-dead lilly)
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Title: The Napa House
Character/Pairing: Jake Kane, mentions of Jake/Celeste and Jake/Lianne
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,234
Summary: Lilly was never in this place, Duncan made it a point not to stay longer than absolutely necessary, and sometimes it’s almost too easy to believe they never existed at all.

Written for The Emperor Challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fandom_arcana.

It begins to seem more plausible that he invented the existence of his children, than that they used to be and now are so utterly gone. )
lodessa: lol (office-jan-calculated risk)
So that poll from yesterday wasn't exactly random.

The Bones question was partly trying to see how popular the show was on my flist (or how much recruiting I needed to do), but also a good segue here for me to talk about why I love Bones, and you should give it a shot... or a second try. When I heard about Bones, a procedural with Angel... I was not really at all interested. The first few times I caught bits of season 1, I had a hard time remembering that Booth was not Angel and was in fact a "normal" human being, and FBI agent. The first time I watched a whole episode, I wasn't that in to the crazy case of the week (cannibalism) but I did enjoy the beginnings of UST between Booth/Bones. More than that though, I enjoyed the scenes back at the lab with the secondary characters. They are all totally smart science nerds, but the show didn't stick to that. They are really interesting, human, adorable, and compelling. They were funny, but not in that self deprecating way that makes me not enjoy most comedy. I'll admit though, that this wasn't enough to get me hooked on the show. I might have not started watching it at all, if it weren't for [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix who showed me the pirate episode, and the more I started catching episodes at her house, the more I wanted to see the next one. I think it helped that the show was having more interpersonal plotline on the surface, including nerd love that didn't follow any of the customs for sidekick romance plotlines. But whatever it was, I became totally hooked. I was going to try and quantify things like interesting and intelligent characters and the balance between humor and drama and the mystery of the week and the character arcs (which exist and work!), but then I realized that the sense of balance and cohesion that makes good tv, can't be explained. So I'm just saying, it grew on me and maybe if you let it... it will grow on you too. It has become the highlight of my TV week and the one thing I really would be upset if got canceled.

The Song of Ice and Fire question was more about pimping and less about asking. I know who reads the series, have for a long time. But I think that all of you should be. I was shocked to find in my poll that someone I generally find to have much the same taste as myself, apparently is the one person not to like these books, who has been exposed. They have everything, from the elements of high fantasy (dragons, prophesies, magic), to the grittiness and psychology of high literature. Martin makes you root for both sides of opposing forces at the same time. He makes you hate a character for his monstrous behavior and then explains the other side and you find yourself respecting and emphasizing with that same character. He gives you strong willed women, some in body and some not, some valiant and some villainous. He gives you a spectrum of religions, some with frightening power and some seemingly inept. He gives you romance and anti-romance and friendship and backstabbing and kin and twisted secrets and a whole world that feels as if it really is three dimensional and has a history longer than our own and not just invented backwards in the shallow space between the book's bindings. It is a world as real as our own, and just as complex and subtle and brazen and crude and sophisticated. This is the series of our time, possibly all time. It is epic like Tolkien but insightful like Dostoyevsky and puzzling like Garcia Marquez and bleeding like Morrison and probably I am overselling it, but I know books are harder to persuade than TV shows. So I will end by telling you how I spent the YEARS between the release of the second and the third book actively thinking about the characters and world the entire time... without fandom or anyone else to feed me back enthusiasm or motivation... I just couldn't get it out of my head.

The Supernatural question was a trick question. Supernatural's very existence offends me. I deleted a lot of people off my flist for talking about it too much a while back. Nothing in it appeals to me. I don't like scary things, I don't like female-less shows, I don't like slash terribly much, and people who try and convince me to watch based on Denny being on it... clearly didn't pay attention to my hating Denny and wanting him to die and get off my show. Occasionally they have guest stars I sort of want to see, but that is not enough to change my distaste for the whole thing. Now, my poll (and common knowledge) shows that people I like and respect seem to be really into this show, but I just can't get over how much it represents everything I hate about TV and fandom. I like a good looking guy as much as the next girl but really... it's got to stop. When I say I dislike slash I belie myself. MY VM OTP is after all... slash. But what I really dislike is the slasher mentality. Cut the girls out because girls are yucky and we hate ourselves and let's have boylovin' probably boylovin' in which one or both of the boys act like girls and maybe we will even dress them up like girls but vaginas are scary and yucky and I hate gross disgusting het. I know... it's not like I'm saying anything new, but the whole thing just brings up all the old issues.

BSG's inclusion wasn't about pimping or bitching. I knew I was going to watch the rest of season 3 last night, so I figured it would be a good way to tie in my reaction/opinions and tie others reactions to my memory of it. So without further preamble Reactions, speculation, and observations from Crossroads and about Season 4 )

The HBO poll was largely just a poll. I wanted to see who was watching the things I've been watching and I wanted recommendations for other HBO shows because, while they are too expensive to get any way other than netflix, they seem to make good tv... and concise. I'm thinking some time in the next few weeks I will be marathoning season 2 of Rome, and as soon as the boy finishes watching Veronica Mars I'll probably be watching Big Love again, and be caught up in time to not be able to see season 2 in real time since I don't have access to HBO. Rome is shiny bloody porn, and I am excited and kind of glad I saved most of the season till now. Big Love is interesting and kind of ridiculously sexy.

So I picked up the first issue of the Buffy comic last week and I enjoyed it, but I am almost tempted to wait and not read until the whole thing is done because it's seriously so little! I want MORE and feel dissatisfied by the limitedness of what fits in one issue. I feel like I only got the teaser that goes before the credits.

So I will put the love triangle discussion under the cut since it will have spoilers for aired episodes of Ugly Betty and The Office )

So the spin off question... other than being a chance for me to be snide and give overly specific answers? Well it's been on everyone's mind.

I am the opposite of most of fandom, in that, if I could redesign the VM cast Logan would definitely not be in it any more. He's Spiko(fandom cliches of Spike and Draco) and he's taken that role in the show. He takes too much screen time and basically just wallows in emo. He was a good character in season 1 because he was antagonistic but someone Veronica had a connection to. In season 2 he was off with Weevil, again being ally and antagonist... now he's just lame boyfriend or not boyfriend. You can't please the fangirls... if he's domesticated he's a drag and if he's back to being an asshole you are vilifying their precious.

While I'd be perfectly happy to see Veronica Mars canceled and put out of it's misery like it deserves and probably will be, part of me does want some sort of redemption for something so fallen... and probably it wouldn't work out that way but a little part of me hopes.

I am somewhat jaded about the Addison spin-off. Grey's has too many characters and instead of using the spin off to lessen the burden they are just adding more people. Still, the cast for the show looks pretty good and I can easily go for more shiny crack. If it was me though... I'd move Sara Ramirez over and then she and Taye Diggs would eventually SING.

Angel, however, probably set the bar too high for any other spin-off to meet it. It took a beloved show and made something even better... keeping the trademark Joss style and at the same time having a completely different ideology than the original and a whole new flavor.
lodessa: lol (bones-angela/hodgins- snuggle)
I am having a crappy day so I am offering drabbles/ficlets for the first person to request on for each of the shows I am watching or other things I am fannish about. For your convenience a list:

Currently Watching

Rome written for [livejournal.com profile] aphrodite_mine
Title: Displaced Shame and Affection
Pairing: Octavia/Servilia
Rating: PG
Word Count: 402
Octavian is young but he was always much cleverer than Octavia and she believes him. Everything with her mother comes down to lust, lust of the flesh or lust for power. )

Battlestar Galactica

Veronica Mars written for [livejournal.com profile] novin_ha
Title: No Fairy Dust, No Magic Words
Character: Lamb
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 719
The wizard can't give you anything you don't already have. He is merely the man hiding behind the curtain. She hates him for that. )


The Office

Grey's Anatomy written for [livejournal.com profile] novin_ha
Title: Like High School
Characters/Pairings: Callie, Izzie, Callie/George, Addison
Rating: PG-13
Word Count:570
Meredith and Cristina and Izzie are those freshman girls your whole senior class sort of hates because they got asked to prom instead of you. They giggle and whisper behind their anorexic little hands, and you know that they are mocking you.  )

30 Rock

Ugly Betty written for [livejournal.com profile] qt_ninja
Title: The Ice is Thin, but Thickening
Pairings/Characters: Santos, Hilda, Justin
Rating: PG
Word Count:661
They reach the door and Justin races inside to tell his grand pappy everything. Hilda lingers for just a moment, gives him that sort of half smile that always drove him wild. )

Also Fannish About

Song of Ice and Fire written for [livejournal.com profile] rosenblut
Title: Blossoming
Characters/Pairings: Jon Snow, Sansa Stark
Rating: PG
Word Count: 724
More than her beauty; however, it is her presence that startles him. Sansa has gained a grace and poise, a real understanding of the workings of people. Jon watches her interact with those around her and thinks to himself that she has become everything she thought herself to be but was not when he last saw her. )



Harry Potter written for [livejournal.com profile] shakanaman and [livejournal.com profile] qt_ninja
Title: Past
Characters/Pairing: Minerva McGonagall, Tom Riddle, Voldemort
Rating: PG
Word Count:370
She has not seem Him in years, and although she's heard of the changes she has not seen most of them. They are not comparable to her aching bones and sagging skin. )


Arthurian Legends written for [livejournal.com profile] roguebelle, [livejournal.com profile] cyn_ful, and [livejournal.com profile] qt_ninja
Title: Hungry for the Light of Day
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Morgan, Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 608
Morgan, daughter of the first, murdered, marriage, walked like a ghost in her stepfather's castle. She grew up in shadow, a constant reminder that not all was well in the kingdom. )

His Dark Materials written for [livejournal.com profile] shakanaman
Title: Butterfly Bezerking
Pairing: Asriel/Marisa
Rating: PG
Word Count: 252
NShe called him her mentor, her maker. Asriel both wished it was not true and longer to have that kind of power over her again. )

Firefly/Serenity written for [livejournal.com profile] silver_fic
Title: The Things That Aren't Hers
Characters: River, Crew
Rating: PG
Word Count: 510
River likes complex strategy, something to fill her head so there are less empty spaces for the things that don't belong in there. )

Ask away!
lodessa: lol (bsg-roslin/adama-like teenagers)
I am feeling really loopy from the shots I got at the doctor's office today but at least I am less likely to die of cervical cancer or the whooping cough.

Also I am probably hilariously out of it.

I was also planning on posting how sad it is that I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DICK SCENES on Veronica Mars this season. I was very pleased by Weevil existing and Veronica needing favors from him the last few episodes. I hope he does call me the next time he needs some literature analyzed. Also Cliff existed.

Still behind on Rome. (Sub)consciously fear new Octavian.

It is cold as fuck in my office suddenly... that or I am having a feverish reaction to the shots.

It's like a drunk post except without the alcohol.

A long time ago, I used to post a lot.

Note the HIGH grownups of awesome power in my icon.
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-otp-heat of passion)
Title: 5 Reasons Weevil is Unhappy Veronica is Dating Logan Again
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Characters/Pairings: Weevil, references or implications of: Logan/Veronica, Logan/Lilly, Weevil/Lilly, Weevil/Veronica, Weevil/Logan.
Rating: R for language
Word Count: 2640
Comments: This is basically just angst. Vague Spoilers Through "President Evil"

Weevil sort of cares about V even though she's always accusing him of crimes he may or not have committed and she has shit taste in men and she brings back Lilly. )
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-otp-weevil love you)
Well I Spent a Large Part of the Weekend Trying to Capture the Awesomeness of Weevil and I am Not Really Satisfied but Here's the Results...

111 Icons of Weevil from Veronica Mars Season 2 )
lodessa: lol (Default)
10 Unpopular Fandom Opinions (I think)

1) Logan/Veronica is not OTP to me. I'm not like opposed to the pairing but I don't think it's that amazing and thanks to fandom I would not be sad if it dissapeared from the face of the earth.

2) I don't generally like friendship pairings. This doesn't mean that I don't like pairing anyone who are friends together but the whole "oh look we are such great friends it must be love" thing bores me to death. So yes this includes: Harry/Ron, Harry/Hermione, Sirius/Remus, Mal/Zoe, Mal/Kaylee, Veronica/Wallace, Izzie/George etc.

3) I don't care about who Harry OR Draco is paired with. Neither character is really that fascinating or attractive to me. Also... I don't care about Regulus Black.

4)Izzie/Denny made me want to puke all over myself. Seriously.

5) Slash and Het really aren't fundementally different. Get over yourselves on both sides.

6) I liked Duncan. I didn't like a lot of the writer's choices about what to do with Duncan in season 2, but I think he was an interesting character with a lot of potential.

7) I enjoy Buffy/Angel and Buffy/Spike differently but with no particular preference for one over the other.

8) Ron is the king of straight people. Straight as an arrow and what not.

9) Protagonists and villians usually are less intersting to me than side characters.

10) I don't like Mal/River or Jayne/River.
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-veronica/duncan-temptation)
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Title: Advantage
Pairing: Weevil/Veronica
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,961
Warnings: Drug use
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] buffyx's Veronica Mars Unconventional Parings Ficathon and a day late. SORRY! The request by [livejournal.com profile] shealynn88 was for Weevil/Veronica or Weevil/Felix with tough!Weevil, a reference to Daddy Yankee, the word fuck, no "trulove" pairings other than the assigned ones or Duncan hate, and Lilly couldn't be central to the story.

Still, information was information, and he followed Juan; he was not particularly happy about leaving Veronica alone in this kind of crowd, but he knew wouldn’t take kindly to his chivalry, especially if it got in the way of her investigation. )
lodessa: lol (grey's anatomy-text-no grownup)
1) Joyful Casting Info for Veronica Mars and Grey's Anatomy )

2)Dear Desa, I love you but please stop re-recording songs because you inevitably RUIN THEM. Now you've taken the achingly beautiful ardour out to "Ardent Anthem". Did you not learn your lesson with "Burner Off" and "Bermuda Triangle"?

3)Only Two More Ficathons left and one of them I need to finish a draft of by the end of today for betaing. I swear I am never signing up for so many ever again.

4) I've gotten to see [livejournal.com profile] hobviously twice this week so far, and she's coming to play with me again. You are all highly jealous I know. And to that I say: You want to be me, but you can't be me.


Jul. 24th, 2006 03:27 pm
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-weevil neck)
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Characters/Pairings: Weevil, Veronica (can be Weevil/Veronica if you choose)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 317
Written for[livejournal.com profile] caitiedidit
Based on the recent Season 3 Spoilers

She doesn't say as much, but he gathers that she thinks having him around the Hearst Campus at night would be advantageous for her as well. )
lodessa: lol (BtVS - and then they had sex)
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Title: Morning After
Pairing: Veronica/Clarence Wiedman
Word Count: 751
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Smut. Sort of a follow up to Longing but it's basically just porn so you don't need to have read that, or even seen the series, to understand it.
For [livejournal.com profile] sionnain's Too Hot for Plot Challenge (even though she doesn't watch VM). [livejournal.com profile] lostdreamer56 asked for VeroniClarence. There are still many hours left in my Friday if you want to request something else.

Veronica woke up alone naked in an unfamiliar bed. It took a moment for the events of the night before to fall into place. This was Clarence Wiedman’s bed and last night… well the nakedness pretty much explained that )
lodessa: lol (veronica mars - clarence wiedman)
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Title: Longing
Characters/Pairings: Veronica/Clarence Wiedman, Mac/Wallace, minor Logan/Veronica
Rating: light R for sexuality
Word Count: 3,222
Author's Note: This is sort of a sequel to my ficlet "Happy" but just don't need to have read that one for this to make sense.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_arcana's 9 of Cups Challenge.
So much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] adelynne for all the help she provided me in writing this.

Veronica awoke with a start, covered in sweat, to find herself in Logan’s suite at the Neptune Grand. It was the third time this week that Veronica had woken from dreams about Clarence Wiedman… hot, steamy, sex dreams about Clarence Wiedman )
lodessa: lol (veronica mars-veronica cute)
Title: Happy
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Characters: Mac, Wallace, Veronica, Logan, Keith, Alicia
Word Count: 525
Rating: PG
Summary: Veronica's Birthday Party
Written late for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_arcana's 10 of Cups Challenge.

Mac struggled to keep from spitting out her lemonade in response to some suggestion Wallace had made, and Veronica thought about how nice it was to see Mac smiling again. )
lodessa: lol (Default)
So we know that Weevil (and his cousin) live with their grandmother. We know that he has a niece (Ophelia), and we witness a bunch of younger kids also hanging around Letticia Navarro's house but no adults. What kind of conclusions do you make about that? What's your story about the family situation, beyond what's actually in the show itself?

[Poll #749557]


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