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  • 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.

    25 Jan: fanfic slash author:anonymous meta humor rec.all_fanfic rec.oh_my_god_READ_THIS

  • cthonus: fic: The Remoulding of Ianto Jones:

    A skin-crawlingly disturbing look at Jack Harkness, centuries later.

    18 Jan: fanfic torchwood jack_harkness.ianto_jones author:cthonus rec.all_fanfic rec.style

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  • 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.

    02 Jan: fanfic gen vorkosigan author:dsudis rec.all_fanfic

  • 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.

    02 Jan: fanfic gen narnia author:burntcopper rec.all_fanfic

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  • 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.]

    21 Nov: torchwood fanfic slash nsfw by:sam_storyteller rec.all_fanfic rec.flawless rec.funny

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  • Fan Fiction Wanted!:

    [PaulCornell.com]

    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…

    07 Nov: funny scifi

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  • 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

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  • 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.

    23 Sep: meta.any_fandom meta.panfandom lgbt author:eredien

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