- anonymous: [Fic] Pairing Pendragon/Merlin (1/3):
Pendragon. Everyone knew Pendragon. Since Starz Camelot had started, Pendragon had been there. He’d been in other fandoms before; he was a BNF in SGA, and he’d dabbled a bit in Legend of the Seeker, and he was known for that one Harry Potter fic he wrote where everyone was actually in an insane asylum, but Camelot, yeah, that was where he was known. Ask at Camelotficfinders for a “N00b to the fandom” search and you’d get reply after reply: Pendragon. Just read everything that Pendragon has ever done NOW.
And Merlin, who had been lurking on Pendragon’s journal like some crazy-creepy stalker, had a comment from him. And his heart had leaped and he’d got all excited, which was probably even more crazy and creepy than just stalking around on the guy’s LJ, and now he didn’t know what to do.
The chat window buzzed.
GUINEVERE80: You still there? Sorry I capslocked at you. I just. I mean. PENDRAAAAAGON.
MER.LIN: I know. I know.
- cthonus: fic: The Remoulding of Ianto Jones:
A skin-crawlingly disturbing look at Jack Harkness, centuries later.
- sam_storyteller: Symmetry:
Summary: Ianto buys Tosh a drink. It's just symmetry.
Notes: For my <1000 project. Clocks in around 1200 words.
"I think," he says slowly, measuring out each word, pouring a bit more alcohol into both their glasses, "that there are evil things. I didn't used to. Seems a bit mumbo-jumbo, yeah?"
- nancybrown: TW Fic: The Day the Dragons Came (by Mica Davies, Age 7) (1/4):
Grim, suspenseful fusion crossover with the movie Reign of Fire. Apocalypse, major character death.
- kayliemalinza: Tw fic: "Calling in Sick" (835 words, PG):
The phone rang one and a half times.
"The armageddon can get stuffed," Ianto said, "because I'm not coming in to work today."
"…hello?" said Tosh.
- ibishtar: SRS MODE ENGAGED (tw_gleeclub: Torchwood: Miracle Day):
[Spoiler-based speculation on season 4 plot points.]
08 Jan: torchwood
- 51stcenturyfox: Oh my god. It’s full of spoilers…:
The BBC press release for Torchwood Series 4. Character names are changed, more details revealed… Changes highlighted in blue, with more info and my notes in red.
08 Jan: torchwood
- Grey – Philomytha – Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]:
…she began to realise that Cordelia was not going to step into the power vacuum Kareen had left…
- Guerrilla – Chapter 0 – Glishara – Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]:
"Duv, I can't take your oath," Ivan said, letting instinct drive him for the moment. It would certainly bring him around eventually to logic, right? "I'm not a vassal secundus to Gregor. I can't take your oath. It would be treason."
"Against whom?" Galeni asked.
[Military science fiction, 20 chapters, complete. An invading force from Cetaganda destroys Vorbarr Sultana; Ivan Vorpatril becomes a guerrilla. Major character death. -L]
- In Level Six – finesharp – Angry Birds (Video Game) [Archive of Our Own]:
We're Angry Birds. Short screens ago
We flew, laid eggs, adored them so,…
- Goodnight Room – Skogkatt – Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown [Archive of Our Own]:
The bunny does not know if there is anyone else on the ship anymore, and telling the bears goodnight is better than admitting that there is nobody left.
- dsudis: Vorkosigan Fic: Treatment for Shock:
An epilogue to CryoBurn.
- dsudis: Vorkosigan Fic: Hold the Line:
His father had fought off the Cetagandans with little more than rocks and stubbornness, Aral knew. He would not give in while he thought he had the least chance of succeeding. Aral could not protect his family, or Gregor, or Barrayar, if he gave in to the overwhelming urge to make Miles safe in the one way he was certain of. So Aral swallowed his rage and waited.
- burntcopper: Fic: Putting the Natives at Ease (Narnia):
"The pressures of combat get to some of the lads," Robert says carefully. "Make them react in odd ways."
"I know. The ones who seem the bravest are sometimes the most useless ones, and the little weedy one who got bullied back in training turns out to be bloody good in an ambush," Peter says. "You learn to spot them, though." That one's said with calm authority, and gives Robert some idea of what his son is like as an officer. At least he's not the boasting type. Robert hated those. Everyone did.
"No pressures yourself?" Robert asks. He's not sure how to broach the subject of [Peter's] actions in the field. He's quite sure most fathers in this day and age never feel the urge to ask their offspring about killing people.
- hauldyourwhist: Advent ’10 Fic: Brittle:
Later, it happens while they’re brushing their teeth in Jack’s mirror, shouldering each other back and forth to get to the sink. Jack spits and says, “You know? I think you’re gonna look hot when you start going grey. Dignified.”
Ianto dips his head to get a mouthful of water from the tap and then stands again, swishing it around morosely. He spits, and when he lifts his head, he gives Jack in the mirror his best bland look, but he can’t help the tension in his jaw, bordering on grinding his teeth. “I’m surprised I’m not grey already,” he says…
- pocky_slash: [fic] torchwood – the world spins madly on – gwen, ianto – pg:
She tries not to do this. She knows it's a crutch, that it's just going to make things worse, more painful in the long run.
- The World That You Need – series – Dira Sudis (dsudis) – Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]:
It had been years since they'd had a proper culture-clash fight.
- sherlockbbc_fic: The Lobster Quadrille:
Somewhere, there’s a gunshot and two out of three bodies break the water surface in a mass of entangled limbs. The deafening explosion that follows drowns out the sound of the splashing entirely.
The story of how many, if any, of those three bodies walk away from that pool isn’t this story. And when we say three bodies, we mean four or five. Or more than five. Or five bodies and a lot of laser pointers. Anyway, that story isn’t this story. This story involves a far bigger mass of water and, while there are far fewer guns (and possibly laser pointers), there are far more knives.
In a universe not-too-distant from the one where the rather inconvenient need for oxygen is making the fingers of one body go slack against the other’s sodden clothes, there are lobsters.
Lots and lots of lobsters, everywhere.
- amand_r: Untitled mpreg WIP:
LOLarious, gross, cracktastic. Yay!
- Tropes Of Legend – Television Tropes & Idioms:
…a list of the most widely-known and oft-referenced tropes we have on this entire site… See also Trope Overdosed (for the equivalent in shows), TV Tropes Glossary, Canonical List Of Subtle Trope Distinctions.
- Britain – Television Tropes & Idioms:
[History, language, culture, geography, etc.]
02 Dec: reference
- Knight Fever – Television Tropes & Idioms:
Britain, being a monarchy, has a title system to go with it. [Explains titles and forms of address.]
02 Dec: reference
- rm: the St Davids and Hay-on-Wye:
But nothing, NOTHING, was as funny as this art in the bathroom. Which I think all of fandom MUST know about immediately and incorporate into all their random stories that involve this hotel.
23 Nov: torchwood
- Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on TED.com:
[This is a funny, delightful account of a series of experiments involving leaving children alone with educational technology and letting them teach themselves. Highly recommended. -L]
21 Nov: education
- sam_storyteller: The Theory of Two Centres 1/8:
As far as he knew Jack didn't have a secret flat somewhere but, even if he did, there would probably be less pink and more model airplanes or something.
There was a photo on the nightstand — Gwen, leaning over Rhys, arms wrapped around his shoulders.
Oh, well then. Mostly-naked in Gwen's bed. He wasn't sure if that was better or worse than mostly-naked in a stranger's bed. Surely, though…after all this was Gwen…but on the other hand Jack had a weird thing for Gwen and it wasn't like Ianto hadn't noticed she was attractive and always smelled nice. He was only human. So, if he and Jack were both here, there was at least one logical conclusion he could draw, if he wanted to fully indulge in the horror of it.
Oh god, Rhys was going to wring his neck.
[I reread this every couple of weeks. Nothing is wasted in the plot; characterization is layered and plausible. Theme: memory.]
- sgrio: Christ on a bike [deviantArt fail]:
"Look down between your legs. If you see a penis, choose Male. [etc]"
This was from a MOD, in response to repeated complaints and questions about the gender options.
WHAT THE HELL? Personally I don't care what they do after that. They've lost any possibility of my custom, for life.
13 Nov: none
- transfinite: deviantART, binarism, and transphobia:
ALTERNATIVES TO DEVIANTART:…
13 Nov: none
- lyryk_fics: Fic: You push the button, we do the rest.:
Summary: Four photographs Estelle takes with her Brownie, and one she doesn’t.
- copperbadge: I feel as if I should clarify something:
I am begging you, in the spirit of good taste, if you're going to vajazzle, don't get a sports logo down there.
11 Nov: none
- Fan Fiction Wanted!:
I've decided that one of my Twelve Blogs of Christmas this year will feature links to fan fiction stories that involve characters I've created. It's not a contest. (I'll probably put up the vast majority of the links I get.) It's just my way of showing my continuing appreciation for people who write for fun using my characters. Here are a few rules:
1: Only the author of a story can submit it…
5: I'll read all the stories… [and] offer a couple of sentences of introduction, on the blog, to each link. But I won't pass on any of the links to any copyright holders. This isn't a way to get your work seen by the BBC or a comics company.
08 Nov: none
- seperis – i resent science a lot today:
Child is always an inspiration and a joy forever, but I also have a fairly elaborate system in place to hide from him when he's feeling especially curious and his prepubescent ass can't bother itself with Wikipedia (ie, all the time). This is not because his questions aren't awesome; it's because at the end of the day, physics is fucking up my life.
Most of the time, he's going on about space, which thanks to a lifetime of Star Trek and TOS I can get through with the quick addition of surreptitious googling or reference to Dr. Who and technobabble, which let me say, thank God for.
Today was not space…
- unfunnybusiness: FictionAlley wants you to vote for them for most needy charity!:
Yeah. Because running a fanfic archive is completely educational.
- dark_agenda | Chromatic Yuletide 2010: Intersectionality:
26 Oct: chall.yuletide
- xtricks: Fic: Outlook: Weekly View. Adult, kinky:
"Did you … know her?"
Turning around, Ianto saw Gwen hesitating at the steps as if her role in Suzie's suicide made her unwelcome here. "Do you mean, did I know her or know her?" He raised his brows and tucked his hands in his pockets, fingering the clamps idly. "Because, no I didn't really know her. Even though I knew her very well. That's kind of the way Torchwood works, Gwen."
- Cartographers’ Guild: A forum for cartography enthusiasts:
For realistic, professional, hobbyist, and science fiction/fantasy mapmakers, etc.
28 Sep: resource
- meoldiousb (oldbooks): Welcome to Old Books!:
This is a community for those of us who love old books, and have always wanted fic for them, but can't find any because no one else seems to have read them. You can pimp your favorite public domain book, or post fanworks for it, or whatever, but a) it must be in the public domain, and b) it can't already have a substantial online fandom.
25 Sep: community
- nisi-la: What I want:
[Nisi Shawl on WisCon 35]
24 Sep: none
- thingswithwings | the man, the myth, the monotone:
Today I am inventing new rules for fanfiction. One of my new rules is, if two people are having anal sex, for the sake of the little baby jesus please, all I am asking, all I want to know, is whether they're face to face or back to front. I don't think this is so much to ask.
23 Sep: meta.any_fandom
- fanlore: The First Fandom challenge!:
What was your first fandom? If it already has a page in Fanlore, go add something — even if it's just a snip of memory ("[Your_name_here] remembers XYZ…") or a link to a notable fanwork. If it doesn't yet have a page, stub one out! Remember to focus on the fandom, not on canon. And this isn't just for live-action or fiction fandoms — if your first fandom was anime or RPF or something else entirely, we want those pages, too!
23 Sep: fanlore
- eredien: We’re here, we’re queer, we’re boosting your Nielsen ratings:
Modern media privileges depictions of straight people's romantic interactions in a way that queer romantic interactions are rarely privileged: through enabling straight people to ignore bad writing in a way that queer people cannot. […]
When a queer person finds themselves in that situation (which is common), stating, "gee, I was worried that this particular show wouldn't be entertaining for me, because I couldn't be entertained on a personal level and the creators made no effort to entertain me on an artistic level," isn't strange. […]
If people we meet only tell us stories we already know, we are not going to know what to do when we meet people whose stories are different from the ones we know.
- ladiesbigbang | Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History – 160 recs by strina:
21 Sep: none
- rydra_wong | So, yeah:
…since I haven't seen it mentioned specifically, I'll mention it now:
brenden's now-deleted sockpuppet trolling of the news post included taunting a user about having Asperger's.
18 Sep: livejournal