meretricula: (fandom librarian)
(ganked from [ profile] mardia, because my usual meme will just make it so much more obvious that I stopped writing halfway through the year...)

This year I wrote:

hitched my apple wagon to your star: The Hobbit, fem!Fili/Kili
old dogs, new tricks: Women's Football RPF, Berta Carles/Ani Escribano
the wheels on the bus go round and round: Tennis RPF, Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic (technically I didn't write this in 2013 but this is when I posted it, so...)
radical reference: Football RPF, Victor Valdes/Andres Iniesta
passion of the pistol: Tennis RPF, Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone
quis custodiet ipsos custodes: Hannibal, Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham (co-written with my long-distance life partner [ profile] aramley)
encara em bull la sang: Football RPF, Victor Valdes/Andres Iniesta
jeu décisif: Tennis RPF, Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic
the real hockey widows of new jersey: Hockey RPF, Danny Briere/Claude Giroux
Bourbon and Boys Give Me the Blues: Hart of Dixie, Wade Kinsella/Lemon Breeland

so many questions )

Next up: a long-overdue personal update and some recs! I'm very very slowly working my way through the Yuletide fic I downloaded before reveals, but I promised [ profile] khoshgeleh_16 I'd rec her my favorites of the hockey exchange, and I've already picked my way through that. 
meretricula: (fandom librarian)
so I guess the idea is to just post the first sentence of the last twenty-one fics I've written? anyway that's what I'm going to do.

1. Everyone told Leo two things afterward: he'd been stupid, and he'd been lucky.

2. "Babe? Sara, are you home?"

3. "Come up, hang out a while," Juan said with an easy smile.

4. "We had a good run," he said, almost abstractly.

5. Xavi was already on the phone in the hotel lobby when David stumbled downstairs for breakfast, despite the disgustingly early hour.

6. "Jesus Christ, Mario," Roberto spat.

7. "Hey hotshot, I hear you're off to Barcelona again," Theo said, laughing.

8. Mario was looking forward to a quiet week or two of vacation before he had to show up for preseason.

9. Victor was already sitting on the bench when the coach finally pulled Andres off in the sixty-somethingth minute, and despite all the players squashed into the technical area there was plenty of space to either side of him.

10. Andres followed Xavi to his room and then, when Xavi didn't say anything or even pause at the door, trailed inside after him.

11. "I missed you," Rafa announced, apropos of nothing.

12. David could tell that Messi -- Leo, he might as well call him Leo if he was going to be poking around in David's head -- was still a little upset as soon as he laid eyes on him, and that threw him, because he didn't know how he knew.

13. It took longer for Andres to notice than it should have, but he had the excuse of a new family of his own.

14. Kelly fell asleep on the plane to Germany.

15. "You're going to Madrid?" Andres asked, his lower lip visibly quivering.

16. Rafa heard the news on deadline day, the same as all the fans; he was at lunch with Andy and David and they all looked up from their phones at the same instant.

17. There were two types of people in Bluebell, Alabama: the kind who left, and the kind who stayed.

18. "Look after your sister," were the last words Dis said to Kili before he and Fili left their home in the mountains for the lowlands, traveling to join their uncle at his forge in one of the towns of Men.

19. In 2007 they went down to Nacional, and Berta quit football for good.

20. Novak was taking a water break from practice - serve, serve, always the serve, but if he was going to double fault worse than Fernando Verdasco god knew he needed it - when he noticed his phone was buzzing on the bench.

21. Word in the break room was that the new part-timer, who was notable mainly for his ability to bring shy children out of their shells and his extensive collection of hideous cardigans, had been picked up after closing last night by a tattooed skinhead on a motorcycle.
meretricula: (without you I'm nothing)
that [ profile] yuletide meme that's been going around! I've seen this from various people, but most recently [ profile] norah.

four and a half years of yuletide, and counting! )

muchissimas gracias to [ profile] tabacoychanel, without whose encouragement I might have ended up defaulting this year. besos to you and your little dog too! ♥
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school and work have been eating up all my time lately and that is why I haven't been posting! though it never seems like it's been all that long to me, and then I realize I haven't updated in over a month. so yeah. still ticking along, just quiet on the livejournal front!

YULETIDE. it's almost time for the best season of the year to start! what is everybody nominating? I have predictably started trying to organize the sports people, because that is what I do. I'm going for Olympics RPF, She's The Man and am wavering between Bend It Like Beckham (HOW AM I THE ONLY PERSON THINKING OF NOMINATING THIS? SERIOUSLY???) and Tennis RPF because I really want that Chrissie/Martina fic. but if nobody nominates Bend It Like Beckham I may have to abandon classic tennis for this year. :(

Amanda Palmer and Mumford & Sons both have new albums out! they're pretty ace, you should check them out.

[ profile] missmollyetc filled a Baby Dream Team prompt for me over on [ profile] touchline and it's awesome! go read: The Same Last Dream Again.

anybody want to play with memes? late to the party, I know. (seen this from a bunch of people but most recently [ profile] aramley.)

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination!

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

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I have tons of work to do right now, so guess what that means! that's right, a procrastinatory meme! ganked from [ profile] norah.

1. wisdom to the mighty, honor to the brave (Temeraire, gen) [3303 hits]
2. Thorn Among Lilies (Tamora Pierce's Emelan series, Briar/Tris) [1009 hits]
3. four reasons Roger Federer wished the Japanese Davis Cup team would fall into a really deep hole (and one reason they weren't that bad after all) (Tennis RPF/Prince of Tennis, Federer/Nadal) [932 hits]
4. The Serbian Tennis Players' Book Appreciation Society, Membership: Two (Tennis RPF, Djokovic/Nadal) [846 hits]
5. of every love that could have been (Tennis RPF, Federer/Nadal) [825 hits]
6. tinker tailor soldier sailor (Temeraire, Tharkay/Laurence) [689 hits]
7. it takes a village (Temeraire, Tharkay/Laurence) [644 hits]
8. traveler's joy (Chronicles of Narnia, Edmund/Lucy, Peter/Susan) [600 hits]
9. you are cordially invited (Hart of Dixie, Wade/Zoe) [574 hits]
10. Queen of the Lab (Bones, gen) [570 hits]

conclusions: Yuletide is by far the best time of the year. XD as for the rest, tennis RPF continues to be surprisingly popular on the AO3, Temeraire continues to be unsurprisingly popular on the AO3, and the small fandom love is strong!

I'm a sheep

Dec. 4th, 2011 05:21 pm
meretricula: Rrrrrrafa Nadal! (whatever)

ganked from various but originally [ profile] willowcabin

Comment with a pairing and I will tell you:

who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries

any pairing from any fandom I've been in, however long ago!
meretricula: (fandom killed the gpa star)
hey guys! my dissertation is due in two days! guess who hasn't slept! (weirdly I feel better than I did when I woke up yesterday morning. my body knows what to do on zero sleep. six hours of sleep and it gets confused.)

anyway, here, have a meme:

comment and i'll tell you two reasons why i think you're awesome. then you post this in your journal (if you feel like it).

ganked from [ profile] distira and [ profile] acchikocchi. I may not reply very quickly, on account of I still have to, you know, have citations and a bibliography and a conclusion. or I may reply immediately! because I like to procrastinate! but either way I will get to it eventually so leave a comment!

this post brought to you by coffee! and exclamation marks!

ps: I am getting good at this signal boost thing, you will agree. if you read that soul-bonding AU I'm still vaguely in the process of completing and liked it and you don't happen to be following [ profile] nahco3 and [ profile] acchikocchi (though you should because they are lovely people even if they are filthy madridistas) you may like to be informed that they have produced some spinoff ficlets for your reading pleasure! enjoy!

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ganked from [ profile] mosca. because clearly I need to waste lots more time on the internet instead of writing my dissertation. what's that?

I would do the whole "italicize the meme" thing and all but literally the meme is "The 20 Stories of Mine You Should Read." let's overlook the breathtaking arrogance of my assumption that anybody should read any story of mine, let alone twenty of them, and get rocking on this. (my full list of fic that I'm willing to cop to having written is here, btw.) I don't know, I just feel like I never write anything but football rpf these days, and then tennis rpf before that, and while I'm definitely enjoying the experience of staying rooted in one main fandom, it's nice to remind myself of my fannish butterfly days.

it's a list! )
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soooo... [ profile] footballkink. lovely place, right up until you de-anon to post a picture and get the mother of all wankfests dumped on your head over the "spirit of the anon meme". but on the other hand, it is not like I want to prompt anything that's likely to get filled over there, so. having been oh-so-politely invited to get the fuck out of their sandbox with my rudely exhibitionist ways, I guess I can freely oblige? (my non-anon prompt was a thing of fucking beauty. it had links and visual aids and everything. html coding went into that thing! hmph.)

but! I kind of like just making prompts, even without the possibility of their ever getting filled. does anybody else get that? it's probably related to the fact that I love movie trailers. seriously if somebody makes me too late to a movie to watch the previews I will be pissed enough to shank a bitch.

so I've made this post, and I'm kind of too busy finishing my essays right now to do much with it, but it's going to be where I put the prompts that I would like to write or read, and if you would like to post a prompt too, feel free! I'm probably not going to write any of them, but I guess you never know. (this is a lie. I probably will end up writing Alcantara brothers fic. I can feel these things, and they never end well.) and it definitely doesn't have to be football or whatever. any fandom you like, kinky or really kinky or not at all, nobody's judging. I mean, preferably pick a fandom I'm familiar with so I can appreciate what a brilliant prompt it is, but hey. for instance:

Rafa/Nole fic in which they are footballers! Rafa is the home-grown captain of his team, Nole is the new star transfer. Rafa has to either help him settle in or show him who's boss. or both! possibly up against a locker.

David Silva/Mario Balotelli fic in which Silva accidentally reveals the fact that he's totally a scheming mastermind with huge ambitions underneath the sweet facade to Mario and then ends up with Mario following him around like an oversized puppy because he's so desperately in love with Silva's bitchiness. awkwardly bilingual banter (did you know Silva speaks some Italian? you do now) and topping from the bottom very welcome!

has anybody else seen Paris Je T'Aime? well, anyway, awkward curly-haired boy and girl in the headscarf. give me cross-cultural awkwardness. and kissing. and possibly her having to tell him what to do in bed.

I've really got to finish this paper, but I'll add more in the comments in the post itself, apparently, when I can! run wild, my children!

Zlatan/Leo, size difference. with visual aids. )

we need more Alcantara bros up in this fandom )

so Athletic Bilbao-Valencia featured some nasty collisions, Valencia's David Navarro is pretty conclusively lying, cheating scum, and both Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez ended up bleeding before the end of the match. which they lost. hurt/comfort please? (match report with sassy quotes from Fernando here)

Swingers Club de Barcelona! Shakira and Puyol fondly observing their snatched-from-the-cradle significant others on a playdate (concert, party, idk, product launch? mostly interested in Puyi and Shaki hanging out being "old people" together while Malena and Pique enjoy being young and energetic). can be sexual or not, your choice. preferably not in a creepy way, though. (any and all permutations of the four of them are okay by me! doesn't have to be just two.)

David Villa and Pepe Reina are the bestest of bros. would love to see them uniting to show somebody a really awesome time in bed. ([ profile] mardia already did this one with Fernando Torres, but I'm greedy! David Silva? Iniesta? I'm open to suggestions if you can convince me but no Llorente please. in my brain he is their child.) or, um. if somebody really wanted to make me happy... Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with more porn. Pepe is Papa Bear, Villa is Mama Bear, Llorente is the baby. Torres is Goldilocks, naturally.

Victor Valdes and Pepe Reina grew up together at Barcelona, where they were in direct competition with each other - they're the same age and obviously both goalkeepers - and yet apparently managed to stay friends. (eventually Victor won out, and he was promoted to the first team while Pepe was released to join another club, though that's only relevant if you want it to be.) I would be very interested in fic about them together, as teenagers or in the present or anywhere in between! Pepe is very friendly and outgoing, while Victor has trouble trusting people, but is incredibly loyal to the few friends he has. I think the differences between them could make for a very cool story. (if Andres Iniesta - who is very sweet-natured and universally adored, but also Victor's best friend, and I wouldn't be surprised, given how few friends Victor has, if he was very possessive about that - can feature somehow, I will love you forever!)
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because the cool kids are doing it. and if [ profile] aramley told me to jump off a bridge, well. I would assume she had a valid reason.

Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

this is not going to be all that entertaining because one of my favorite parts of writing fics is coming up with titles. so almost everything has a title. oh well. (also I am not posting the stuff in my "fics I am not currently writing" folder because honestly I'm not currently writing much but that shit is from high school. some of it's probably from middle school, tbh. it's beyond abandoned.)

30 romances themes.txt
50 lovequotes themes.txt
101 kisses themes.txt
echoes of indian summer
ficbits (this is where I stick random commentfic or ramblings so I won't lose them)
ficmeme (someday, I swear, I'll write the rest of them)
five teammates francesca fabregas never had.rtf
love is a rhythm (you are the music).rtf
musical titles (this is not fic, it is from my pretentious phase [haha "phase" implies you're over it looooool] when I liked the idea of writing fic to fit with the movements of pieces of music and started collecting likely titles, though looking at it hey suite populaire espagnole would be pretty fun as a football fic NO STOP THIS HIPSTER CRAP VERONICA)
signal prequel dialogue (oh god just looking at this makes me feel guilty)
sings the revolution.rtf
what little girls are made of.rtf (the first conception of sings the revolution)
where only your thoughts have been.rtf

ask if you're curious about any of them, I will tell you what they are/post a snippet it you like!
meretricula: (burn this whole city down)
ganked from [ profile] aramley. in which I navel-gaze a bit and do a yearly review of the fic. (there, uh, isn't a lot to review.)

did you know I didn't write a damn thing between the Australian Open and the US Open? well, you do now. )
meretricula: Rrrrrrafa Nadal! (whatever)
lol no1curr but whatever, could be fun!

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions!

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.

ganked from a bunch of different people. ficlist is here if you're curious. :)
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so this meme happened ages ago and I'm not including any of the links or whatever; I'm just doing the navel-gazing part, because I feel like it, idek. ganked from [ profile] mardia's journal:

- Post a list of your five favorite acts/kinks to read about. Check out this list if you need some inspiration. At the bottom, add what fandoms/pairings you're interested in.
- Read other people's lists.
- Post comment-fic based off of other people's lists.

1) I talked a little bit about this when I was doing the footie recs list, but "oblivious jerk falls in love, flails helplessly over own inability to treat beloved right" is absolutely my favorite narrative device. it would piss me off in real life, but there's just something about someone who is, in general, an irredeemable asshole, being redeemed by their (often inconvenient) desire to make one specific person happy (e.g. Gianluigi in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell). there's a closely related trope that I also really like, which is a powerful and often amoral person falling in love with someone who does have a lot of ethics. Lex in Moving On, Arthur in Favorite, Miranda in The Lily and the Crown: all forced into ruling the universe responsibly because of their better half's annoying conscience. I think it's something about someone with no other weaknesses being so vulnerable to one person. I love this trope so much.

2) familial devotion. if you've read [ profile] sarahtales's The Demon's Lexicon and The Demon's Covenant, you know what I'm talking about. Mae and Jamie, hearts in my eyes. and Annabelle's unexpected badassery to protect her children. and, uh, Nick and Alan in general. (Nick is a double whammy because he also falls under beloved trope #1! when he keeps offering to kill people for Jamie, it makes me flail around in joy. he's a total jackass but when he loves you, all he wants is to keep you safe and happy. he's just not very good at the "happy" part.)

3) boys being inarticulate idiots with the emotional intelligence of a brick. I feel like I see this trope a lot in sports fandom because of the stereotype of the dumb jock; the example that comes to mind is Evan in that tragically abandoned WIP about him having a nervous breakdown, who just can't understand Johnny at all. the scene where he calls Tanith and she has to walk him through his own feelings is just amazing.

4) limited third person narrative! oh man, I have such a literary boner for writing that can make me understand exactly what a character is seeing and feeling and thinking without going out of third person. the best part is when you can see how they're misinterpreting events, even though you can only see the facts as they appear to the character. the example of this that I will take with me forever is [ profile] sarahtales's Drop Dead Gorgeous (I have this as a .pdf, so if you need it, leave a comment), in which you can at any given point in time understand (a) that Harry and Draco are hopelessly in love with each other AND (b) why neither of them knows this. I will forever be in awe of the fact that she wrote the entire fic in Harry's limited perspective, and then she wrote a prequel entirely in Draco's. flawlessly. I will never not be jealous of this woman.

5) lunatic AUs. I feel that my track record in this area speaks for itself.

this part is pretty much irrelevant, but my main fandoms right now are football (soccer) rps, tennis rpf, and temeraire
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that meme that's going around!

Name a character from one of my fandoms (all many and varied of them) and I'll give you (a) three facts about him from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he sucks, (c) a reason he is awesome, (d) five things that never happened to him or (e) five people he never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

PS: yes, you can pick more than one.

ganked from [ profile] calzamante and [ profile] oneshottoyour.
meretricula: (fandom killed the gpa star)
Leave me a comment saying "the game's afoot!" and I will respond by asking you five questions that satisfy my curiosity. Update your journal with the answers to the questions, including this in the post.

five answers )

Want to join me in the procrastinator boat? Ask me for some questions of your own!
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I did one of these less than six months ago, I know, I'm totally cheating. I saw it on [ profile] petitebelette's journal and couldn't resist! I'm going from January 2 2009 to January 1 2010, to put [ profile] yuletide fics into the year they were actually posted.

My Own Writing Meme )


Jan. 7th, 2010 12:41 pm
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ganked from [ profile] aramley

1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
2. Write a fic of fifteen words or fewer for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

1. Rafael Nadal (tennis rpf)
2. John Granby (Temeraire)
3. Jacob Black (Twilight)
4. Dinara Safina (tennis rpf)
5. Novak Djokovic (tennis rpf)
6. Jane Roland (Temeraire)
7. Tharkay (Temeraire)
8. Catullus (historical rpf)
9. Sappho (historical rpf)
10. Maria Sharapova (tennis rpf)

fun fun fun! )

I'm a sheep

Dec. 1st, 2009 10:15 pm
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