May 5th, 2010

Fandom Summer: Redux

  • May. 5th, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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I was so excited to claim a story in this year's [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang that I set my alarm for 5:30am and slept with my phone next to my ear in case I got the lj to text before my alarm went off. It turns out that I had impeccable timing (for once!) and got the text not more than 10 seconds after the alarm went off. I've got a full Big Bang plate this summer with artwork for 2 stories for the [ profile] stargate_summer challenge, at least 1 (and perhaps another) for [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang and a potential signup for the [ profile] tardis_bigbang coming up.

I've been reading in a mix of fandoms lately, here's a smattering of some of my recent favorites:

So Wise We Grow by [ profile] captanddeastar. Star Trek (2009) Kirk/Spock, 82.082 words, PG-13. "Commander Spock, we have located your son," the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock's face that he's never heard of this kid before in his life. "If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week."

Kidfic, which I totally love as a trope anyway, is so much better when its a Vulcan kid with a Vulcan dad. This is one of those great, they start out as best friends and slowly fall in love stories. It;s long, wonderfully paced, thoroughly enjoyable, and guaranteed to make your day.

Ghost Story by [personal profile] mad_maudlin. Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, 70.098 words, PG-13. I called out. "Would you like to hear a ghost story?"

For a moment Jack didn't move, and I knew he'd recognized my voice. After a moment he said, flatly, "I don't believe in ghosts."

"It's a complicated story," I admitted, and pulled the watch from my pocket by the chain. "And it starts with 'Long ago and far away.'"

An ingenius fix it fic for Children of Earth, it's a great twist on the someone is a timelord trope, and a fabulously intricate retelling of many of the events we love to hate in Torchwood.