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Title: A Distraction of Ice and Fire
Series: Overprotective Criminals 'Verse
Fandom: CW's The Flash
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: Mature
Pairings: Barry Allen/Mick Rory/Leonard Snart
Warnings: Established relationship, polyamory, violence, relationship troubles, past child abuse, mention of panic attacks
Summary: After the reappearance of the Man in Yellow, Barry's distraction with getting ever faster leads to Len devising a distraction of his own.

Disclaim Her: Not mine.

A/N: This technically stands in for s1e10, Revenge of the Rogues. And I wasn't going to write anything more for this AU – as mentioned in the last A/N – but my muse handed me a scene (which actually ends up glossed over in this) and wouldn't let me sleep until I'd scribbled down a number of potential ideas for this. Damn him.
Yes, there's going to be more after this. The third fic is waiting to go through a reread, and the fourth fic is plotted out and just needs to be written. Gods help me.

This one is in Len's POV, because Barry is so very busy with other things. Also, this is Len's terrible idea. (istf, Len)

Many cheers again to StillNotGinger10 for playing beta reader and just generally egging my muse on.

You can also read this at Archive of Our Own or LiveJournal.

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August reccers: volunteer post

Jul. 27th, 2017 05:54 pm
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This entry will be open to volunteers through August 1st. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on Wednesday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of August. July reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month.

Please note that we are no longer asking reccers to check the memories to avoid reccing a story more than once. If you have a good fic to rec, go for it! The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of [community profile] stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

If you wish to rec at the comm on LJ this month, go here.

categories below the cut )

Remember: first come, first claimed.

ADMIN: Comm moving to Dreamwidth

Jul. 27th, 2017 05:16 pm
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After seeing the responses on our long-running poll and extensive discussion among the mods, we have made the decision to move [community profile] stargateficrec to Dreamwidth.

The comm on LiveJournal will not disappear. All entries will remain; all memories will remain. It will not even go completely static, because we will be posting a round-up of links to the entries on the DW comm on a monthly basis. The main activity, however, will move here.

For the months of August and September, as part of the transition process, we will allow posting at both communities, both on LJ and DW. No reccer, of course, will be expected to post simultaneously; the mods will post an end-of-month entry on both comms with links to the recs that were made on the other platform.

The sign-up post for August will go up shortly. We have also slightly tweaked the reccing rules, and we think it will make things easier.

[community profile] stargateficrec has a long, satisfying history, and we have no intention of seeing it dwindle away. We hope you will all continue to enjoy the recs from the Stargate fandom, whether you are reading, reccing, or being recced, both here and on LJ.

If you have any questions or observations for us, please comment below.
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Title: Columbus, Ohio
Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: Zombieland (2009)
Pairing/Characters: Columbus/Tallahassee
Rating/Category: PG/Slash but R for gore
Prompt: Savior
Word Count: ~1950
Spoilers: None
Summary: Columbus feels obliged to find out what happened to his parents, embarking on a long journey with Tallahassee, and discovers a home is a person rather than a place.
Notes/Warnings: graphic violence against zombies

Written for [community profile] smallfandomfest FEST21
Also meets: [community profile] tic_tac_woe prompt: Zombies

On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11620929
 

Challenge #205: Fete

Jul. 26th, 2017 03:31 pm
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The Tumultuous challenge is now closed.

Our next challenge is: Fete

Def:

1. a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season.
2. a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete.

Syn: ball, banquet, bazaar, fair, festival, fiesta, gala

Go ahead and twist the challenge however you want, it’s up to you. *g*

You have two weeks to write your fic and post or link to it here. I will post a new challenge on Wednesday, August 9th.

This week’s challenge doesn’t inspire you? Check out our previous challenges numerically or alphabetically.

If at any time you need to refresh your memory about subject lines, headers, or anything else, check out the rules on the profile page.

Have fun!

(Please feel free to suggest future challenges in the comments to this post.)

The Ugly Underbelly of Fandom

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:13 pm
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There is a certain kind of writer who attaches no value to their own work on an emotional level. They write for attention. It’s the same kind of “writer” who dreams of writing a book so they’d be rich and famous. This is also the kind of “writer” who wants to write a book about their life because apparently, we ALL want to read about it and just don’t know it. This attention-seeking writer actually taints the fandom, and readers, with their pathological need for attention. They encourage readers to offer them suggestions for future plot developments, character arcs, and even pairings. Then when they write themselves into a hole because of they actually listened to all the crap they get back—they blame their “muse” for not being inspired to complete the story.

Of course, the worse part of an attention-seeking writer are the readers they leave in their wake who feel entitled to intrude on the process of other writers because they felt validated by a previous experience. They are utterly comfortable providing a list of wishes and wants to other writers in their feedback. If they want a certain pairing in a story—they demand it and will abuse a writer if they don’t get it.

I’ve said before that reader entitlement is the ugliest part of fandom. I’ve been threatened with rape and murder for not updating when a reader felt I should. There have been times when readers have essentially had screaming fits on my contact form or in an email because I didn’t write the pairing they wanted or I chose a Stargate project over a Harry Potter one for Rough Trade.

Some readers take my decisions regarding my own writing as a personal insult and have no problems letting me know that I’m ruining their life by not writing what they want me to write.

Recently, I had a reader send me a single sentence email, and it was:

“I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I hope you finish Phoenix before I die.”

At first, I was outraged, but I wasn’t particularly surprised since I’ve seen this kind of emotional blackmail in fandom before. I deleted the email without a response, and I put the sender on a filter in my email that automatically trashes any email she sends me in the future. Because I want no part of her bullshit but I do wonder how many other writers she’s approached with this disgusting tactic.

Those who only read in fandom don’t genuinely understand the creative process. They don’t understand the intimacy of writing or the emotional risk of posting it in public. They never will understand, really, and investing yourself in trying to make them is just intellectual masochism.

Area 52 HKH

Jul. 25th, 2017 09:57 am
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Does anyone know what happened to the website? I went looking for a Johnathan (clone Jack)/Daniel story and the entire website beyond the front page is gone. Does anyone have a copy of the archives? This happened to the Smallville SSA and Tom Paris Dorm, but they transferred those to AO3 eventually.

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Jul. 25th, 2017 09:10 am
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august 2017 schedule

Jul. 24th, 2017 02:59 am
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please remember that while any of these days may look full, we currently have a no-limit policy so feel free to signup for any day that works for you, even if it's occupied on the table.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
[personal profile] ideare: Generation Kill [personal profile] germankitty: Power Rangers* [personal profile] darkages: Yuri!!! on Ice [personal profile] sanji: One Piece [personal profile] pleasantboat: HP, Draco/Harry

[personal profile] meretricula: Georgette Heyer
[personal profile] arysthaeniru: Bangtan Boys | BTS [personal profile] reccer: HP, Albus Severus/Scorpius


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call to order

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:24 pm
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RECCING SIGN-UP POST


so, for this comm to get in order, what we need are reccers!

this is the post where you sign up for the fandom (or large ship within a fandom) you're interested in reccing for. at the moment we're looking for recs just for the month of august, with one person per fandom/ship. (please don't worry if the fandom/ship you're interested in is taken! with enough activity we will definitely host more rounds.)

the way this will go is that once you have a fandom/ship to rec for, you will be assigned a certain day (such as sunday, monday, tuesday.) on the designated day, you will post one fic rec for your fandom.

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rec format )

please leave a comment with the fandom you're interested in reccing for! and yes, we do require a dreamwidth account. but other than that... that's it, and you'll hear from us soon!

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