mainecoon76: (reading girl (books028 by <lj comm = "mi)
So now I've finally finished the Hobbit WIP I started almost a year ago and it's high time to post it on LJ as well. Technically speaking it dates back to a story I wrote for Halloween '13, so it's been working in my brain for some time. It may not be overly long but I've never written such a multi-chapter fic before and it feels really strange to let it go. Also, I wouldn't have managed at all without the betaing and advice from [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach - you're invaluable!

So here it is:

Dust of Snow

... complete with a Russian translation that makes me very happy.

This is basically a "for want of a nail"-AU of the Hobbit (or at least the ending), told from Dwalin's POV and logically following the events of "Promises to Keep" and "To Yield with a Grace", although knowledge of those is not mandatory. Contains Dwalin/Thorin established relationship, though the various platonic relations are important as well.

My muse is feeling highly accomplished and currently backpacking in Scandinavia. *glares at [ profile] acd_holmesfest fic, once again stuck in the mud although it's not even long*

Speaking of Scandinavia, I'm afraid I have to blame [ profile] tweedisgood for getting me even vaguely interested in Vikings. I haven't followed it regularly - the level of violence is somewhat above my usual comfort zone - but enough to get invested in certain characters. Damn.
mainecoon76: (sadynax' Brett!Holmes)
Before I am drowning completely in the hysteria that has taken hold of the Hobbit fandom, I still need to post my X-Men fic. So here it is:

Title: An Awfully Long Time
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Raven Darkholme/Hank McCoy, Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnherr. Featuring all of the above, Raven's POV.

Summary: "Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again." - "Never is an awfully long time." (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)

During her post-DoFP investigations against Trask's henchmen, Mystique discovers an imminent threat to one of the few people she cares deeply about. She returns to the mansion to warn Charles and Hank, but what began as a short and painful visit soon turns into a dangerous adventure.

Written for lexib (on AO3).

Here we go!
mainecoon76: (reading girl (books028 by <lj comm = "mi)
Dear Secret Mutant,

Thank you so much for creating a fanwork for me! I hope it’ll make things easier for you if I elaborate on my prompts, but the most important thing is that you have fun while you create your work, so if you find something too restrictive (except for the explicit dislikes), feel free to stray from that path. :)

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mainecoon76: (reading girl (books028 by <lj comm = "mi)
Right. I’ll give this a try. *Glares at self for being highly unwise and unable to resist*

It’s only a thousand words minimum, I’ve always been bad at saying no to fic exchanges, and I really liked the past two X-Men movies. So… there’s the Secret Mutant fic exchange. (This means I’ll be writing in three fandoms simultaneously. I’ve officially gone mental.)

[ profile] mrs_sweetpeach: you’re in no way at all obligated to beta this madness. I’m sending too much work your way as it is, with the holmesfest story and the remaining chapters of “Dust of Snow”, and I feel rather guilty about introducing another new fandom. So unless you volunteer very enthusiastically, I’ll keep this off your back. :)

I doubt it'll be more than a single short one-shot, anyway.
mainecoon76: (sadynax' Brett!Holmes)
It's a good sign, right, when you start obsessing over background details you won't even be able to incorporate into your story?

In other words, my acd_holmesfest fic is picking up speed. About time, too.
mainecoon76: (reading girl (books028 by <lj comm = "mi)
Sooo... here's the unusual pairing!genderbend!fic I wrote for the hobbit holiday exchange on tumblr. Turned out better than I hoped.

Fandom: The Hobbit

Title: The Heart that Looks on Gold

Rating and warnings: PG. Mental health issues.

Summary: The future always seemed predictable to Kíli during her carefree youth in the Blue Mountains, when Erebor was no more than a tale and a song, romance was not a matter to worry about, and there was no question that one day Uncle Thorin would be a great and wise king. But life turns out to be not quite as simple.

Pairings: Bofur/fem!Kíli, Fíli & Kíli (sibling relationship), Dwalin & Thorin (friendship, not telling what's happening behind the scenes :) )

A/N: Hobbit Holiday Exchange gift for broadbeam, who asked for anything involving Bofur/(preferably fem!)Kíli. The story evolved a bit further than that.
Betaed as usual by the wonderful [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach. Thank you so much!
Title taken from the second part of the "Misty Mountains" lament, which the dwarves sing when they have retaken Erebor: "The heart is bold that looks on gold." As we all know, it does not quite work that way.

on AO3

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mainecoon76: (sadynax' Brett!Holmes)
Finally, here's my latest [ profile] acd_holmesfest fic! Written for our lovely mod [ profile] tweedisgood, who enjoys female characters “with agency, complexity and inner lives who are not necessarily (…) sexually involved with either of the main pair”. So do I, and I was happy to oblige.

Title: A Matter of Integrity
Characters/Pairings: Irene Adler/Godfrey Norton happily married couple. Sherlock Holmes/John Watson equally happy, if not married, couple. No Holmes/Adler except in other people’s imagination.
Rating and warnings: G, no warnings
Huge thanks to [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach for betaing and [ profile] thesmallhobbit for britpicking services!
Summary: It is a curious thing when a celebrity whom you’ve never truly met is widely considered your most prominent suitor. Irene Norton sets out in search of some answers, and discovers that sometimes the truth is a delicate matter.

Over here...

On AO3...
mainecoon76: (reading girl (books028 by <lj comm = "mi)
Promises to Keep has been on AO3 for two days, and not only is it very well received for my standards - which isn't saying much, because trust me to pick a minority interest again-, but it's also been translated into Russian (and yes, I was asked for permission first). I can't read a word of it, but I've been told that the translation is a good one. It may be a bit shallow, but I'm ridiculously pleased.
mainecoon76: (reading girl (books028 by <lj comm = "mi)
Fandom: The Hobbit (no hobbits in this one, though)

Pairings: Thorin/Dwalin; Dís/Canonical husband; Dwalin & Dís’ canonical husband (friendship)

Rating and warnings: PG-13. Minor character death.

Summary: One day during their long years of exile in the Ered Luin, Thorin and Dwalin are surprised by a thunderstorm while travelling on a perilous mountain path. They receive unexpected aid – but not all things are as they seem, and Dwalin is forced to face more than one terrifying truth.

on AO3

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mainecoon76: (sadynax' Brett!Holmes)
So finally I'm doing my homework and posting my recent [ profile] acd_holmesfest fic. It was written for [ profile] mistyzeo, who basically requested "something sweet and sexy with a happy ending" and I did my best to oblige.

Title: The Merits of Poetic Licence.
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson.
Rating and warnings: PG-13, no warnings.
Disclaimer: Not mine, as usual.
Betaed by: [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach (as usual). Thank you so much!
Summary: The quality of writing is disagreed upon, and Watson proves himself to be an unreliable narrator. Eventually, though, Holmes comes to realize that the liberal use of poetic licence may occasionally lead to quite favourable results.

"Over here..."


Jan. 6th, 2013 06:40 pm
mainecoon76: (abbey grange)
Here's my current [ profile] holmestice fic, written as a gift for [ profile] methylviolet10b. Based on this prompt from her journal.

Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson friendship, ACD canon. Slash goggles are not essential but their use is encouraged.
Rating and warnings: PG, and supernatural themes.
Disclaimer: Not mine, as usual.
Betaed by: [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach (as usual). Love & hugs to you, my dear!
Summary: On a nightly winter journey in the year 1881, John Watson discovers his gift of storytelling. Unfortunately he doesn’t know yet that some tales ought to be told with caution…

"Over here..."


Dec. 13th, 2012 01:01 pm
mainecoon76: (sadynax' Bad Hair Day!Holmes)

Dear all, I’ve finally (yeah, I know, took me some time) come to appreciate AO3, and am beginning to see why it would be a good idea to archive my fic there. Unfortunately I’m informed that there are currently 16647 persons on the waiting list, and I’m not sure I’ll still consider it worth the effort when I’m a very old Grandma in a wheelchair. Does anyone happen to have a spare invite, or know somebody who might be willing to offer me one?

mainecoon76: (Paget 3)
Here’s my own contribution to the [ profile] acd_holmesfest gift exchange, written for [ profile] love_bug_54:

Title: The End of a Journey
Rating and warnings: PG for violence. Minor character death.
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson, established relationship; also two canon characters whose identity I will not reveal just yet.
Summary: An old enemy applies for Holmes’ help and possesses the means to ensure the unwilling detective’s cooperation. While Holmes follows the trail back to a murder that was never avenged, Watson finds himself doubting his own concepts of justice and retribution.
Word count: around 9700.
Thanks to [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach for being the most wonderful beta an author could wish for, and [ profile] thesmallhobbit for thorough and patient britpicking. Hugs to you both!

Over here…
mainecoon76: (Paget 3)

Not only was the [ profile] acd_holmesfest gift exchange a great success and the best opportunity to postpone desk work a treasure trove of new and brilliant canon work, but I also received a beautiful present from [ profile] hardboiledbaby, who is a wonderful person and a brilliant podficcer:

Podfic of The Relevance of Goodness

It literally left me speechless. I hardly recognized my own fic… in the best possible way.
If you have any interest in my fiction at all (which nobody is obliged to), I strongly recommend that you listen to it and give her lots of lovely feedback! :)


Apr. 4th, 2012 12:50 pm
mainecoon76: (Dangerous)
Just to prove to myself that, yes, I am able to finish a fic without a deadline... here it is! :)

Characters: John Watson, Someone Else. BBC verse… basically. Gen.
Rating: PG.
Length: Around 1600 words.
Summary: John cannot fathom why, even given the circumstances, he should be facing something as pathetic as an existential crisis. But a very strange encounter sets things into a new perspective.
Warnings: None, except for spoilers for TRF.
Disclaimer: Not mine, as usual.
Betaed by and discussed with [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach once again – thank you so much!

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mainecoon76: (Default)
Yes, it really seems that without holmestice, I wouldn't do any fic writing at all. At least I'd be finishing none. So here it is, my once-every-six-months fic, this time written for [ profile] breathandflesh :

Title: The Relevance of Goodness
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Trevor, Holmes/Watson; both can be read as friendship or pre-slash. ACD canon.
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word Count: around 1700
Betaed by [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach again - huge thanks!
Summary: One friend offers him safety, the other believes him dead. At the end of the day Victor Trevor begins to understand Sherlock Holmes’ decision. Hiatus fic.

"Over here..."
mainecoon76: (Paget 3)
Another [ profile] holmestice fic - this one was written as a gift for [ profile] lavvyan, who really deserves a novel for being a holmestice mod. :)

BTW, that community site is once again highly recommended. And if anyone likes cracky adventure fic featuring Victorian zombies, you'll probably enjoy the gift I received myself, which is "Impossible" by [ profile] schwarze_elster (rated R).

So, here we go:

Characters/Pairings: H/W, Moriarty, mention of W/Mary; everything else is in the eye of the beholder. Book Canon with a dash of Granada, some ideas borrowed from BBC.

Word count: Around 6700.

Disclaimer: Not mine, as usual.

Rating: PG. And slash.

Betaed by [ profile] mrs_sweetpeach, who once again spent a lot of time correcting my mistakes and discussing tricky dialogue (which was fun and led to significant improvement). Thanks!

Summary: “I feel that I am looking into a dusty mirror, and looking back at me is a twisted image of myself. It is the image of a man I could have become… Perhaps it is even the image of the man I am destined to be.” Watson wrote down the events leading up to Reichenbach, but sometimes even those who are closest to us are not privy to our deepest secrets. This is Holmes’ POV.

"Over here..."
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