Warnings: Unhealthy power dynamics in a relationship with a significant age difference, brief reference to past child abuse by a third party
Note: Written for Five Acts, Round Four for jaune_chat for the prompt power play
Summary: Luke needs to learn not to exhaust himself so easily.
( This way for heroic powers, authority issues, and graphic sexxinz. )
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock & Mycroft, references to past Sherlock/OC, and hints of Sherlock/Mycroft
Word Count: ~1500
Note: Written for Five Acts, Round Four for rei17 for the prompt pretending to be together
Summary: Mycroft perpetuates deceptions for a living, but he does attempt not to lie to himself, at least where his brother is concerned.
( He’s on his way to a meeting with three highly disgruntled MPs, but he tells the driver to stop the car anyway. )
Word Count: ~900
Note: Originally written for Five Acts, Round Four for ariadnes_string for the prompts fever, touch and dancing.
Summary: John wakes up after a chase gone wrong to find Sherlock watching over him, but he’s a little hazy on the details.
( Waltz, anyone? )
Note: Written as part of Remix Madness from jain’s fic A Quiet Evening In
Warning/Content advisory: consensual adult incest, mild pet play (humans pretending to be animals)
Summary: Sherlock could stop any time. He didn't need what Mycroft provided on their evenings together. He could break the script if he wanted. He simply chose not to.
( A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. )
Pairing: Gen-ish, with hints of Winona/George. Also featuring the Kirk boys in childhood!
Note:Written for Remix Redux 9. This story is remixed from the fic Purity by velvetfiction.
Summary: Though Winona had been born there, the farm didn't feel like home. Not any more.
( Stars faded out as the warm glow of the sun rolled up over the horizon. Winona hated to see them go. )
1. Post on your journal a list of five favorite kinks to read about, and the fandoms and pairings you enjoy.
2. Drop you info at the sign up post
3. Check out the master list and write some comment fic for other folks and their kinks!
Click the image for rules and info, or see the master list to get comment-ficcin!
My Five Faves (of this week)
1. Begging or offering. Guys on their knees, begging for mercy, or to be taken, or for sexual release, or just get on with it already for the love of God! Or a character offering himself, maybe even emphatically...
2. Non-consensual or semi-consensual sex. Sexual extortion; bribery; reluctant or ambivalent partner; bondage and struggle; trading sexual favors to guards to procure food or medicine for partner; rape fantasies; other consent issues. The good old kidnapped-by-the-enemy or run-into-hostile aliens or even the horrible-alternative-is-worse-I'm-doing-
3. Abuse. Sexual, emotional, and/or violent childhood abuse; past abusive relationships; character A's abuse drives character B into arms of character C; the wounded child as an adult archetype. An experience brings up bad memories, a character discovers something he didn't know about his partner, a friend is suspicious/protective of a love interest's current partner.
4. Power issues. Inequities in beauty, rank, or class; power games; BDSM; power reversals; teacher/student pairings; magical powers; abuse of power; blackmail; romantic slavery; issues of respect; sexual scenarios such as a dominant character giving his partner to others to use, or a character kneeling beneath a desk and blowing someone who's on the phone. I love negotiated power exchange (like healthy D/s relationships), but I'm also a fan of fucked-up power imbalance, too.
5. Animalistic behaviors and characteristics Feral characters or behavior; domesticated pet behavior such as sitting at owner's foot and cheeking their thigh; purring; licking; characters objectified as animals, e.g., puppy play. Collars are nice, too.
Sherlock (Usually BBC, but I've been known to drift into the Richie or canon-verse): Sherlock/John, Mycroft/John, Mycroft/Sherlock, Lestrade/Sherlock, and basically any threesome-or-more combo of those pairings. Moriarty/whoever he's fucking with today.
Star Trek XI: Kirk/McCoy, Sulu/Chekov, McCoy/Chekov, Kirk/Sulu, Kirk/Chekov, Kirk/Spock, hell, pretty much any combo of the above. Mirror!verse welcome.
Heroes: Nathan/Peter, Sylar/Peter, Sylar/Luke, Adam/Peter. Judicious use of the magnificent bastards (Arthur or Linderman) is a-ok.
Supernatural: Sam/Dean or Dean/Cas
Crossovers: Yes, please! Other fandoms I'm familiar with include BSG (through Season Three only), True Blood, Pretender, Buffy/Angel, and Firefly.
Things What I Done Wrote
Sherlock: Mycroft/John, writing on body, sleep themes for setos_puppy
Sherlock: John/Sherlock, fever, dance, touch for ariadnes_string
Star Trek Reboot: Kirk/McCoy, drowning, nightmare hurt/comfort for tresa_cho
Sherlock: John/Sherlock, anal play, performing for a partner, sensory deprivation for emerald_embers
Knowing Your Limits (Heroes: Sylar/Luke, Special powers, power issues, references to multiple orgasms) for jaune_chat
A United Front (Sherlock: Mycroft & Sherlock, kinda Mycroft/Sherlock, references to past Sherlock/OC; pretending to be together, kinda hurt/comfort) for rei17
The Foxhunt Adventure (Sherlock: John/Sherlock, accidental stimulation, first time-ish) for slothfulzel
(Guys, I suck at titles. Halp!)
Why do we need more, you ask?
( Cinema foibles and incompetent people, basically. )
The new showings are:
Wednesday, May 4th at 5pm
Saturday, May 14th at noon
Sunday May 15th at noon
Meanwhile, Remix is afoot! Both Remix Redux 9 and Remix Madness 2011 are now in business!
I have a couple recommendations, if you want a place to get started:
A Very Delicate Mission (the Unreal City remix) is a remix of A Very Delicate Mission, in which Sherlock goes on an errand to Geneva, and John is sent to retrieve him. It's the traditional reverse-viewpoints type of remix, but I always like seeing Sherlock spiral a bit out of control (unsatisfying anonymous sex FTW!).
Captured (The Sketchy Excuses Remix) is a remix of Captured, in which John is kind of good at drawing, and Sherlock uses that fact to conduct an experiment about perception. Both versions are from John's point of view, and both explore his boundaries with Sherlock in an interesting way. I also like the idea of John having an artistic hobby.
Sherlock Holmes (ACD Canon)
a wise man's hell is a lovingly crafted and styled remix of The Milk of Paradise, both of which detail Holmes's visit to an opium den. The remixer does a splendid job infusing the kind of unresolved relationship tension that I love in my Holmes/Watson, in an entirely in-character and canon-appropriate way. I also love the way Holmes's opium-fogged thought process is rendered.
Star Trek Reboot
I'm not only morally obligated, but also thoroughly delighted, to rec Good Man (the Bad Day Remix) , a remix of my own Trek fic, Good Man. The author has expanded the story from George's point of view, including a great take on his relationship with Winona, and his reaction to his own Kobayashi Maru. I like how you can see the beginnings of a great commander in the way he reacts. Also, it's hot.
Inside Out, Upside Down (the Take Two Kirks and Call Me in the Morning Remix) remixes Spun Glass, and features a Jim who's in love with Bones going to his mother for help. I love fic that doesn't make Winona a terrible mother; the family relationship in this is just great, and the glimpses you see of the depth of Jim's affection for Bones is lovely. Plus, the title is awesome.
An Inception (what?) fic I found especially lovely was I Regret Nothing (the Colonel Mustard in the Solarium with the Wind-Up Victrola remix), which remixes With Thanks to Apollo. The remix takes a closer look at some pictures on Ariadne's phone that are referenced in the original story, and examines Ariadne's ways of relating to her waking world. The style is gorgeous, as are the glimpses of character relationships. And though the fic is mostly gen, there's a bit of hinted sexiness in there that spices it up.
The Cat and the Fiddle is a lengthy, surprisingly un-crack-y (not to mention hot) story about Arthur unexpectedly ending up with physical and psycho-social cat traits from Eames' dying-of-sexual-tension point of view. The remix, The Cat and the Fiddle (Kitty in the Middle remix) is a choose-your-own-adventure version of the same events from Arthur's point of view. The result ends up a bit more crack-tastic than the original, but the innovative format is worth a look.
Through The Looking Glass (The Male Gaze Mashup) is a remix of the petite Can't Take My Eyes Off of You that expands the original into an insightful character study from Wilson's point of view. It delves into instances of House invading Wilson's life, and explores the push-pull of their relationship beautifully. And there's a surprisingly hot scene involving the online ordering of sex toys.
The Heavens Are Not Shaken (The Catch a Falling Star remix)is a remix of put it in your pocket. Both of these stories are beautiful stargazing-themed works set in Season 6, and they complement each other well. I love remixes that tease out and expand on themes dropped in the original; this remix makes excellent use of the Greek myth tradition mentioned in the work that inspired it. Dean's voice (and humor) rings true here, and Castiel makes a very in-character appearance as well.
Have you read any awesome remixes? Did anyone on my f-list participate? I know we can't reveal what we wrote yet, but I hope whatever was written for you was kick-ass.
I saw Frankenstein again on Wednesday. This will surprise no one, but I am a nerd. On the train on the way to the theater to see the play, I was listening to the score from the play while reading a copy of the play. I also had a copy of Mary Shelly's novel in my bag, in case I wanted to consult it. One of my favorite parts this time was hearing/seeing reactions of people around me. One girl behind me gasped, whispered curse words, and made whimpering noises in various parts. It was awesome.
Also, real life obligations are becoming such that I am considering taking a fandom hiatus in May. I have so many tabs open now of things I want to read that I'm feeling the cosmic weight of fic unread. If I stop tuning into fandom altogether, I may perhaps feel less guilty? I still have a few days to consider. *think think think*
So what have you been up to? Proudly nerd-ing? Knocking out fandom challenges left and right? Writing awesome stuff? Reading awesome stuff? Do tell.
Warnings: discussion of murder, violence, and brief recollections of war (on par w/ the show)
Word count: ~7,000
Beta/Britpick Team: not_a_cypher, jaune_chat and An Anonymous Benefactor
Author’s Note: Written for the sherlock_remix challenge 2011, and based on sprl1199’s story Frozen.
Summary: The current case involves a dead maid, a rumour of ghosts, and a quickly worsening head cold, but none of that troubled John so much as the troublesome patterns he began to notice in the way Sherlock dealt with death.
( John had seen a death wish before: in the manic grin of an arsonist they’d chased last year, in the grief-stricken face of a Pashtun man whose wife and infant son had been killed in a street bombing, in the eyes of his father pouring out the last of a bottle. )
I suppose the news most interesting to me this year, is that Heroes is no longer an eligible fandom. *sob!* Two of the three remixes I've written for Remix Redux were for Heroes, and I always had a grand time playing with the brilliant fic of Heroes authors:
Heroes remixes what I wrote:
Behind Clouds, Sun Shines (the Legends Remix) and
The Persistence of Memory (The Dragon-Slayer Remix)
Heroes stories of mine what have been remixed-
* Philosopher's Stone became Philosopher's Stone (Tabula Rasa Re-Remix) by poisontaster
* Preventative Maintenance transformed into Preventative Maintenance (Yet Another Bad Night) by aurilly
Plus, y'know, I've written a Harry Potter remix (the only Harry Potter fic I've ever written), had a Trek fic remixed, remixed a Trek mirror!verse fic for the issenterprise Remix challenge, and am now working on a Sooper-Sekrit Sherlock remix.
The point is. YOU should sign up to remix, if you've written five stories of 500 words or more (or 7 stories of 100 words or more) in one of the qualifying fandoms. Although Heroes is off the list, Star Trek and Sherlock are both eligible. They don't guarantee a match by pairing preference or type (you could end up with someone who writes only kid!fic gen), but you do get to specify up to seven fandoms in which you're willing to write.
I love remixes, and I love talking about remixes with fellow remixers. Let me know if you're signing up so we can cling to each other in breathless anticipation until we get our assignments.
The story is complete. I'm posting the three parts on my journal over the next three days, then farm it out to the comms. Enjoy!
Title: I'd Take a Bullet Meant for Both of Us
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy, Pike/McCoy, implied Kirk/various (including Kirk/Pike)
Warnings: mirror!verse morals, consent issues (of the dub-con and coercion variety), uneven power dynamics, and various kinks, including (highlight to view, or don't if you prefer your kink non-spoilery)
humiliation, public sex, light bondage, use of toys, threat of bloodplay, BDSM, fisting, off-label use of controlled substances, sensory deprivation, rough sex, physical violence (including violence between partners), description of injuries and a few medical procedures, and very brief contemplation of suicide.
Word Count: 22,700 total. This part: ~7200
Author’s Note: Thanks to jaune_chat for the constant encouragement, beta-work, and word-smithing, and thanks my whole f-list for listening to me flail.
Summary: When backed into a corner, McCoy had to make a deal with Christopher Pike, Commandant of Cadets at the Imperial Academy. If Kirk had been there, he might have been able to tell McCoy that was a mistake. Kirk, at least, had taken some tactics courses. McCoy must stumble through the consequences of his deal and strike a dangerous balance between the suspicions of two powerful men.
( The Empire isn’t about enforcing obedience, it’s about maintaining terror. )
Author: : brighteyed_jill
Rating: : PG-13
Warnings: : none
Word Count: : ~2000
A/N: : Thanks to jaune_chat for beta-ing and cheerleading. Written for this prompt at the jim_and_bones Sweethearts Challenge. checkerboxed has Kirk's point-of-view for this prompt: If You Say So, with long-suffering McCoy and a spot-on (i.e. hilarious) Kirk voice.
Summary: : McCoy would find Kirk’s incessant attempts to set him up on dates less exasperating if he wasn’t also having to hide the fact that he already knows who he wants: Kirk.
( McCoy didn’t feel up for another rousing evening of feigning indifference to Kirk’s charm. He should have known the universe had something far worse in store. )
( Oh right! It's like I chopped up a bunch of veggies, put them in the fridge, and now I should really make dinner. )
ETA: Things Googled tonight in writing this fic include "thesaurus: filthy" and "futuristic butt plug." Goodnight, everybody.
Title: We’ll Wander Down Where the Sins Cry
Warnings: Rough sex and mild power play
Word count: ~1700
A/N: Written for game_byrd for heroes_exchange. Thanks to jaune_chat for the beta.
Summary: Peter can't imagine how it must have felt for Adam to be imprisoned by the Company for so long without the comfort of human touch. When they get out, they do something about it.
( Where I go, when I go there, no more whispering anymore. Only hymns upon your lips, a mystic wisdom rising with them to shore. )