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6th-Jun-2011 10:58 pm - Strands (6/8) - Wait A Minute
Strands
Authors: shiny_starlight & alfirin_kirinki
Beta: cross-beta'd.
Pairing: Stackhouse/Markham
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Season one; some aspects of season two - mostly season two AU.
Summary: Stranded in the alternate universe, everything is FUBAR'd - and when it comes to the crunch, they are forced to pin all their hopes on a shadow of something once familiar.

Authors' note: Today is D-Day 2011, which is ironic, given the content of this chapter and the summary of the last one. We made that post a staggering four and a half years ago, so we don't anticipate that many of you will remember this story.

Re-read Pieces and the earlier chapters of Strands if you need to get caught up.

For those of you who do remember, sorry it took so long.

All pigeon-German is wholly intentional and we apologise in advance.

Wait A Minute
Personal: Long Man
Author: alfirin_kirinki
Betas: ashe_frost & littledarkvoice
Title: Missing the War
Rating: PG-ish
Disclaimer: Characters property of Marvel; title property of Ben Fold's Five; quote property of Embrace.
Summary: "There are times when our worst enemies are within us."
Written for: vagabondsal
Also archived at: the_aa
Pairing/scenario requested: Charles/Erik. No conditions, s'hard enough to get them to be civil with one another nowadays as it is.?

But with a little John/Bobby thrown in. Because how could I not?

Also - backstory loosely based on Ultimate!canon.

Warnings: This is not my main ship and these bastards are not exactly willing to comply to teenage angst. Thus: old man story, with teenagers in.

Also: this story was originally written around the time of X2 - in June 2004 - but I've never posted it here and having just seen X-Men: First Class, it felt relevant. Other fics from this era may be migrated over in future.


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Stackham: Hurt
"That's not all," Adam told them, taking a deep breath as he prepared to give the even more disconcerting news. "You know you said it was dark?"

"...Yeah?"

"It's not dark because it's night. It's dark because we're in space."



We're going back to Pegasus.
10th-May-2010 11:31 am - Is anyone still there...?
FOB: SrsBiz
So, let's imagine I'd had some unexpected encouragement and I had some time on my hands...

Do we have any shippers left?
FOB: OTP
Title: Fairytale of New York
Summary: for the bandomrarepair challenge; stuck in New York over the holidays, there's nowhere Joe can go to escape Pete's attempts at matchmaking.
Author: rosiedoes
Betas: supercasio; likethepaint was involved in the early stages.
Rating: PG for language.
Pairing: Joe/Patrick
Words: c. 11,300
Author's notes: I have a confession to make. I started this fic on NYE 2008/9, based on a prompt generator. I only wrote a couple of thousand words at the time and decided to continue it for this challenge. As a result, it's 2009 AU. Joe never moved to New York with Marie and the break hasn't begun, yet.



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FOB: Patroh
Title: The World's Not Waiting (For Joe Trohman to Stop Being a Pussy and Start Going For What He Wants) [17/?]
Summary: AU Timeline - Teenage angst and Crayola Rainbows. Or, Joe saw him first.
Author: rosiedoes
Betas: untelling & shiny_starlight
Rating: R at absolute max.
Pairing: Joe/Patrick
Words: c. 6,300 this chapter.
Author's notes: This fic is written in a slightly AU timeline, where Andy joins the band straight away. One or two formerly key players may also be conspicuous by their absence...

Sorry it's been a long while for this to show up. I was having a slight crisis of propriety for various reasons, but I kept being prompted to continue, so here it is.

Don't read this chapter at work or school.

Disclaimer: Get me a Dolorean and I'll make it real; until then, sadly not true.

Previous Chapters:
Part One: Paperbacks and Sexuality
Part Two: My Heart is On My Sleeve
Part Three: Your Secret's Out
Part Four: No Less Defeated
Part Five: Place Your Hand Between
Part Six: My Badge, My Witness
Part Seven: Knocking Boots in the Back
Part Eight: The Battle's Only Halfway Done
Part Nine: Kiss Safe Thoughts Goodbye
Part Ten: Snitches and Talkers
Part Eleven: My Reputation's on The Line
Part Twelve: Things I'll Never Finish
Part Thirteen: Thank Your Lucky Stars
Part Fourteen: Stop Making Plans, Start Making Sense
Part Fifteen: Our Hearts Are Leaving Home
Part Sixteen: To Make It Out Of This Disaster




Part Seventeen: Concentrating on Falling ApartCollapse )





Title from Brand New's 'Okay, I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't' and quote from Foo Fighters' 'Everlong'.




Chapter eighteen
FOB: SrsBiz
Why are you here?

It baffles me a little because there seems to be a fair few of you here - and presumably here because you want to read my fic, because nothing unrelated to that is posted on this community - but I can only pick out a handful of you who have ever bothered commenting. Only a fraction of the hits on each story (some numbering into several hundred) every leave their thoughts.

Why exactly is that? Are you afraid to comment or in some way intimidated? Don't you think I want to know what you thought?

I'm interested in what you all have to say, whether you liked something about the fic or not. I'm not begging you for reviews, but I'm just confused as to what stops you from sharing your views on something you obviously have an interest in one way or another, or you wouldn't be following the community.

As a writer in a fanfiction-centred fandom, feedback is the only thing you gain from the time you spend working on stories - whether it's positive or negative (and admittedly, some writers take the negative with less grace than others) - so I would encourage everyone reading this to take the time to tell any author what they think of a story when they're done. Especially if the writer isn't particularly well-known, or doesn't receive many regular reviews, because they need the most encouragement. You may need to choose your words carefully if you're going to go with some constructive criticism, but the points you make could help a writer with some potential improve their skill and eventually become a genuinely good author. Don't weigh in and slate a poor writer (and I grant you, sometimes there really is nothing good to say about a fic, but those times are rare) but give them your views, particularly when they're positive.

If someone was handing out free cupcakes that they'd taken the time to bake, you'd say thank you, wouldn't you? Take the time to extend the same courtesy to the fic writers you read and who I know bring a lot of you hours of enjoyment, because most of them will truly appreciate it; especially if you highlight the parts you particularly liked or think could be elaborated upon.


In keeping with the theme of the post I'm going to make a few recs of authors I think you should check out. They are mostly my friends and many of them act as betas for me, because we move in the same small corner of fandom, but I know they would all appreciate your thoughts on their work. Each of them is very deserving of your time.


untelling. If you can find them in her journal (she usually keeps them unjustifiably hidden away from the world!), untelling's stories are wonderfully characterised, intelligent and always sweet (even when angsty). She is currently working on a bandombigbang Patroh fic, which is going to be incredible and wrote several shorts for likethepaint's Patroh fic meme.

likethepaint. A really insightful writer, mostly focusing on Joe/Patrick but did some of her best work on a gen-ish Pete/Patrick piece for the 2007 Fic War, written when she was just 16 years old. Is currently working on a sporadic "Familyverse" in which her OTP are raising two children. All her work can be found catalogued here at paintedfiction.

heyginger. Hands down one of my favourite writers ever. Her Patroh fic BDSM is easily one of the best one-shots in the fandom (and she is currently working on a sequel). heyginger has a brilliant sense of humour, a knack for excellent characterisation (especially when writing Joe) and an extremely active imagination. Primarily writes Pete/Patrick.

mickety_split. Fairly new to the fandom and writing one of the few chaptered Patroh fics in existence, mickety_split doesn't give herself quite the credit she deserves and I suspect has a lot more work hidden away unseen. Extraordinary Things was one of those pieces, but turned out to be a lovely, well-characterised one-shot, focusing on the relationships that fail before Joe and Patrick finally figure things out.



I really hope you'll all check out these writers and give them your thoughts on their work, because they are all wonderful. That said, I would also encourage you all to be truthful about your thoughts and not blindly praise a writer who hasn't necessarily nailed the characterisation or put much work into the plausibility or depth of the plot in a story which would have benefitted from it.

There are some genuinely brilliant writers in this fandom who are mostly overlooked or feel ignored or that their work must be deemed poor, because they receive maybe two or three reviews per fic. I've known really good writers give up because they didn't think anyone cared about their work. I'd hate to see that keep happening - especially at a time when Bandom in particular seems to be winding down.

It only takes a minute or two of your time to leave a comment - try to spare a moment for each fic.
Personal: Long Man
Title: Thnks fr th Knckrs
Summary: for the sosodirty kinkathon; prompt: panties.
Author: rosiedoes
Betas: heyginger, untelling, likethepaint & shiny_starlight at various points; with special sizing, locale and awesomeness assistance from riotingofspring (even though most of it was cut). Thanks also to delustre for being available in my hour of need.
Rating: R
Pairing: Joe/Patrick
Words: c. 12,000
Author's notes: Stretching the boundaries of my general style on this one; all IM typos are the boys' and the events at the first two shows are based on genuine events (see: thnksfrthknkrs). What happened afterward, is to the best of my knowledge entirely untrue.

This fic was just too long to be a single post, so I've divided it more or less in the middle - it's around 12,000 words in total.



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FOB: Patroh
Title: The World's Not Waiting (For Joe Trohman to Stop Being a Pussy and Start Going For What He Wants) [16/?]
Summary: AU Timeline - Teenage angst and Crayola Rainbows. Or, Joe saw him first.
Author: rosiedoes
Betas: likethepaint & shiny_starlight
Rating: R at absolute max.
Pairing: Joe/Patrick
Words: c. 5,000 this chapter.
Author's notes: This fic is written in a slightly AU timeline, where Andy joins the band straight away. One or two formerly key players may also be conspicuous by their absence...

Trouble in paradise...

Disclaimer: Get me a Dolorean and I'll make it real; until then, sadly not true.

Previous Chapters:
Part One: Paperbacks and Sexuality
Part Two: My Heart is On My Sleeve
Part Three: Your Secret's Out
Part Four: No Less Defeated
Part Five: Place Your Hand Between
Part Six: My Badge, My Witness
Part Seven: Knocking Boots in the Back
Part Eight: The Battle's Only Halfway Done
Part Nine: Kiss Safe Thoughts Goodbye
Part Ten: Snitches and Talkers
Part Eleven: My Reputation's on The Line
Part Twelve: Things I'll Never Finish
Part Thirteen: Thank Your Lucky Stars
Part Fourteen: Stop Making Plans, Start Making Sense
Part Fifteen: Our Hearts Are Leaving Home




Part Sixteen: To Make It Out Of This DisasterCollapse )

Title from Four Year Strong's 'Abandon Ship or Abandon All Hope'; quote from 'The (Shipped) Gold Standard'.
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