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am back in london, land of central heating and fast internet, have never felt so tender towards sweet pretty London as I do now

ETA: there was a tin of anchovies in my bed and I have no readily accessible pyjamas. New Year's Resolutions: acquire more pyjamas, check bed for anchovies. (The tin was unopened.)

a) Here are the fic exchange stories I wrote:

1. My [livejournal.com profile] holmestice  story, for [livejournal.com profile] gabe1990 , SO MUCH FUN, so ludicrous though

The Giant Rat Of Sumatra, For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared

which is 2500 words-ish, Sherlock/John established relationship, R. Post-case. Is that a Thing? (It is now.) I think my favourite comment was someone who said 'everyone's having so much FUN in this', I thought to myself, 'yeah I write stories where people have fun!' In my head this story is gen. But I was worried people would read it and not get that in my head they were together - 'damn,' I thought, 'better write in a blowjob just to make sure!' so er I did.

2. My [livejournal.com profile] yuletide  story, for [livejournal.com profile] girl_called_sun  - for Whites, a BBC sitcom about a restaurant kitchen, which had Alan Davies as head chef Roland White, Katharine Parkinson as his restaurant manager, a bunch of brilliant people in it all around. Oh I loved writing this so much, I love this show so much - and it doesn't even have a wikipedia page, as far as I can tell. (ETA how do I use wikipedia? Literally quite badly. It does too have a wikipedia page, ok have failed basic internet skills will have to find a new low to sink to)

Pancakes Day

2300 wordsish. TEAM GEN! \o/ Not that these people work particularly well as a team. Ensemble gen. And it really IS gen, and not even gen-with-blowjobs. (If you're curious - as well as Whites, I volunteered to write for Raffles, Stalky & Co, Adam Adamant Lives!, and Misfits; they all had stories written for them except Stalky. I had something loosely planned for Raffles and AAL!, and had a ton of Thoughts about Misfits, and was totally terrified of getting Stalky.)

b) New Year's Resolutions: fanfic fanfic fanfic. But! More importantly!: I have decided to learn to whistle. I have never been able to whistle, but I decided to learn yesterday morning, and I have been steadily working at it since then (and irritating everyone around me) and I can SORT OF BASICALLY MAKE A NOISE. Next: TUNES. After that: ATTRACTING TAXIS, and then sending them away because actually I take the tube.

c) yuletide yuletide yuletide? Yuletide yuletide. Yuletide! Yuletide. I am not done.
bbakerb: (bender says YESSSS)
 YULETIDE! Yuletide! [livejournal.com profile] yuletide !

I got an AWESOMELY WONDERFUL Feminist Hulk fic! which is so good! SO good. Feminist Hulk's rise, Feminist Hulk's SMASH, Feminist Hulk's vegan cookies, JUDITH BUTLER, just freaking read it, ok, and marvel -

A Day In The Life Of Feminist Hulk, Or, Feminist Hulk: Origins

and THEN! in Yuletide Madness someone wrote me (ME!) a story about the Hark! A Vagrant Holmes and Watson, and Gay Watson, and Stupid Watson, and there is a MYSTERY! and it is HILARITY, and sweetness, and awesomeness also

in case you want to read unspoiled )

A Cunning Plan


as you may be able to gather, I haven't had a chance to read much Yuletide besides my sweet and tasty and delicious gifts, but I have noticed that there are THREE! (3!) Raffles stories this year! which are the first thing I have my beady little eyes set upon, sweet sweet Raffles fic, mmm yeah, consider this a pre-emptive rec for all of 'em.
bbakerb: (holmes)
So I was going to be sneaky and not mention that I did a pinch-hit for [livejournal.com profile] holmestice until the reveal, but what the hell, someone who is JUST WONDERFUL has made me a thank-you fic, Not-Quite Mother Of Mine, and a wallpaper - for ME! for my VERY OWN! I really wasn't expecting anything, it must have been terrible short notice - and the fic is about MRS HUDSON! and is a DELIGHT! - and the wallpaper is beauteous! I am filled with happy. I feel like I've WON Holmestice, I know that's not the point. THANK YOU KIND PERSON.

I'll say now that if you by some strange chance happened to guess what story I wrote in either of the anon fic exchanges I've taken part in - [livejournal.com profile] yuletide  and [livejournal.com profile] holmestice  - or certain *key factors* in my [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas  assignment - you probably deserve some sort of prize.

Also: do you want to read an excitingly lengthy discussion between me and [livejournal.com profile] strangeumbrella  about so many things, but most importantly The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, the film, the marvellous melancholy film? and some other Holmes stuff, and Merlin, etc - well then, go to the comments to this post here, marvel at our disregard for comment limits, I am amazed by the length of them.

So: now I talk about Misfits! In an attempt to avoid making like three entries in a row. Oh you crazy mixed-up show that you are, Misfits, light of my life, fire of my loins. There are three whole episodes to talk about, what happened? The passage of time happened, that's what.

misfits misfits misfits )


lastly: I have a last.fm account now. Basically everybody show me your last fms so I can add you.
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 So, one fic exchange assignment DOWN, one mostly down, one semi-down - I am going to allow myself to write an lj entry, I will try not to faint with the excitement

FIRSTLY: I said to my mother yesterday, 'Seriously, has no post come for me in the past WEEK?' (various things I was expecting) and she said, 'Oh, I've been putting your stuff behind the door here' which, well, we will not get into how I am not good at seeing things even if they are right in front of me (lost my bag yesterday! went all round the house saying 'Where is it, anyone seen it, I can't have left it in the library/train/street' and it was let us say in possibly the MOST obvious place it could have been)

So I had the joy - the JOY - the WONDER - of a) getting a compilation of early string band music I'd been waiting for (string bands! are awesome!)

AND B)

CHRISTMAS CARD!

from [livejournal.com profile] fatherbananas !

!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you know it's gonna be good


SPOILER: IT IS )


secondly: have not seen last night's misfits. HAVE NOT. am going to reward myself with watching it when assignment no. 2 is in.

thirdly: the E.W. Hornung shelf at my library has been migggghhhhtttyyy fruitful even aside from raffles things - I have discovered! things! like that he wrote a series of stories collected as The Crime Doctor about a doctor who is shot through the head and this makes him want to fight crime? except that what he apparently does is catch criminals to make them see the error of their ways, and then send them off healed as people. He thinks that prison does more harm than good, and thinks they should be abolished - an incredibly radical idea (if you take it seriously, I mean, this is supposed to be entertainment) - Jessica Mitford comes to this conclusion in The American Prison Business, and she's writing in 1973, not 1910 or whenever this is. But then she doesn't give her hero a brain injury to turn him into a radical.
bbakerb: (holmes)
 1. [livejournal.com profile] strangeumbrella  has finished & posted her VERY VERY GOOD meme-prompted Sherlock/Sebastian in-university-days fic!

Unattached, Like Me - for the prompt: Sebastian was the type of guy who was used to having whatever, and whomever, he wanted.

And it shows a Sebastian who's not a great person but, you know, not totally awful, who's convincingly both quite attracted to Sherlock and constantly wrongfooted by him - especially about the nature of their attraction. Characterisation, hilarity, acheyness, altogether totally this is how things went down when the two of them met.

2. This is NSFW because of filthy language, if you've seen series 1 of Misfits the lines they're rehearsing will be familiar. Iwan Rheon and Robert Sheehan joking around about Iwan's Welshness.



3. And over here are some fiiiiiine images of Iwan Rheon and Robert Sheehan being literally quite attractive in suits.

4. did I mention that in less than 36 hours their characters on Misfits are going to be awkwardly gayish for about a minute for however long the plot requires it? THAT'S QUITE EXCITING TO ME.

5. And here is some fiiiiiiiine Nathan/Simon fic by [livejournal.com profile] nimuu  - Growing Pains - which manages to be really and truly kind of hot despite all viewers of Misfits having seen (and laughed at) practically every character's orgasm face. The summary is: Nathan is having a fair amount of sexual adventures with Simon, that are in no way gay, and are in no way significant. Oh, Misfits characters! so incredibly messed up you are, and as [livejournal.com profile] nimuu  says, beautiful and vulgar. 

6. am excited for my fic exchange assignments! My [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas one will be SUPER INTERESTING to write. Ha there are like 25 people doing it so I will say NOTHING. My [livejournal.com profile] yuletide  one - well, I made the mistake of a) getting ahead precautionarily and going too far on the wrong thing i.e. something I didn't get assigned, and b) stalking the yulegoat post (where people write to their writers) and discovering a couple of really amazing pieces of canon. One in particular seriously distracted me for about six hours from just about everything I was supposed to be doing, I really hope she who requested it actually gets something for it. So I managed to wrench myself away and am now going back through sweet sweet canon and making notes and a playlist and everything. It's not something I've ever mentioned on lj, I think, but if I've spoken to you in rl in recent months I might have mentioned it. Oh such *secrecy* and *hintyness*, basically I would love to talk about it with people but no one on lj or rl that I know is particularly a fan. Except for my aunt and that's just not a conversation I ever need to have.

7. ETA OMG: I am sort of proud. I mean, unless it turns horridly violent, but right now I looked out of the window of the library, saw three helicopters, thought 'something is afoot in Londontown', went on the BBC news site - and there is a massive protest going on in Whitehall.
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Chances are we share a liking for something AWESOME. Feel free to snoop around - I don't tend to lock anything fannish.

Hark! A Vagrant: I said something about giving one or multiple characters a MYSTERY to solve - because there are quite a few characters who (supposedly) Solve Things, or Fight Crime - the Mystery Solving Teens, Fat Pony, Nancy Drew, Holmes & the multiple Watsons - and Polly the highly intelligent Chimneysweep would obviously be good at that stuff too, but you could just as easily write the epic life story of one character if it moves you to do so, please don't feel limited to the characters I put in the signup, there are just so many I did not know who to pick.

Misfits: NNNGH Misfits. The five orange-jumpsuit-clad ASBO-ers are all special to me. The show is full of sex and violence and sick/funny, and I'd love it if you managed to match its weird tone. I also love the hatred/friendship thing they all have going on, would love a story basically about that. The OT5 if you will. I don't have any ships - except perhaps Kelly/Nathan/Simon in a very loose sort of way, and I do love on Curtis & Alisha's creative ways of having sex - but really, gen, het, slash, I could  go for anything in this fandom! but would prefer it not to focus too tightly on any one character, and for it not to get OOC, no declarations of everlasting devotion for example. And many things that are usually squicky for me simply aren't for Misfits, because they're pretty much a given in the show anyway.

ETA because there keep being new episodes, and I keep on changing my mind: yuletide writer, if you could see your way to working in some Nathan/Simon slashiness, that would also be AMAZING. Also: have realised that the fact that all of the MIsfits have real, genuine problems is a big part of their appeal for me - and the fact that their powers if anything make things harder for them. I do have a Misfits tag, haven't used it much, but there might be a useful something if you click it idk.

All The President's Men RPF: am ridiculously glad this was on the list! Full confession: I wrote, a couple of years ago, what seemed to be the only Woodward/Bernstein slash fic on the internet (based really on the film; the book's not exactly very subtexty), which is here, weeping alone into its heart-shaped pillow. So, um, you can see where my tastes lie, I would really love to see a slashy take, and don't feel you need to look at the thing what I wrote for this. Gen also fine, I totally get it if you don't want to go there! (I will quite frankly faint if this gets matched up.)

ETA because have found new and exciting sources! - a 1974 Time article, Woodstein Meets Deep Throat, which talks about their investigation ahead of the release of their book. Also, if you want to get realistic, and maybe kind of sad, there's this article, from later in 1974, about their discomfort with the fame that resulted, their arguments, their dissatisfaction with the ultimate results of their investigation.

Feminist Hulk: I just want to know more about Feminist Hulk, what Feminist Hulk does day to day in quest to smash gender binary, to bake delicious cupcakes, to find more efficient ways to smash, and new ways to adore bell hooks. Perhaps Feminist Hulk has an archenemy! Perhaps Feminist Hulk loses favourite tiny purple shorts. idek! I just love Feminist Hulk and want to see more of Feminist Hulk than Feminist Hulk's tweets.

If I've said anything that makes you want to scream and run away then please please just IGNORE ME, and write something you'll enjoy writing and actually feel content with; these are all fandoms for which I'd be made happy by many many things, so many, I don't even know how to articulate them all. I am a SIMPLE CREATURE. (and I should probably say that the things I like to read about aren't limited to the kinds of things I like to write.)

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