ALL SPOILERS, ALL THE WAY DOWN, FOR THE WHOLE SERIES.


I hated, hated, hated the end of series 3 of Sherlock—so much that I couldn't bring myself to post on it. I read fic a little while longer, except for that by a very few writers that I read a lot longer, but the third season really soured me on Sherlock. Here's why )

Onwards

The Abominable Bride )

This episode had basically no redeeming features for me. I don't even remember any moments I enjoyed.

So why did I watch series 4? Am I a masochist? Or just too much an optimist, hoping they'll get better? I think I'm an addict hoping this hit will be as good as the first one was. Nope.

Series 4 )

Tag to The Final Problem )
Title: X-rays
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aelfgyfu_mead
Word count: 1797
Rating/Warning: G
Spoilers: Singularity
Prompt: Sam and Janet friendship; X
Author's note: No beta; apologies! If you see any errors, feel free to let me know.
Summary: What happened between Cassie in the abandoned facility and Cassie in the park?

Take me to the story! )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfgyfu in the Liber Vitae)
( Jun. 21st, 2014 07:37 pm)
As I mentioned longer ago than I thought, I discovered that the Mead Hall had gone down something like 18 months before, and I had failed to realize that it was really down. So a good chunk of the fic I've written has been inaccessible. I have copies of everything, and I've been posting it in small chunks to Archive of Our Own; you can find it here. Today, I moved the last of my SG-1 fic from The Mead Hall, and I felt really accomplished, and then I remember that I have at least one SG-1 fic that never made it to The Mead Hall, and probably more. I will get to those!

What I've discovered from my fic )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Winter Soldier)
( May. 26th, 2014 05:10 pm)
I keep meaning to post and not doing it! I will try to make some shorter posts instead of the kind of longer round-up that I'm not likely to finish.

I discovered that my fanfic site The Mead Hall went down, probably in late November 2012. I have been paying it so little mind that on the rare occasions I have looked in the last 18 months, I have found it not working and made a mental note to talk to Brilliant Husband and then promptly lost the mental note. I have done this at least twice before I realized that it's really down! On the other hand, my ownership of the site expires in July, and I'm not paying for it again, so I'm letting it go. I am in the process of moving my fanfic all to AO3; you can find me here.

I have 18 stories up now. None of my Primeval or Stargate: Atlantis stories have made it yet, but they will be there; if you want a specific story added that I haven't yet put up, just let me know, and I'll put it at the top of my List of Stories to Move!

Also note that I have given up on writing recommendation posts. I just can't manage to do it. I have been saving up Sherlock stories for a rec post, and I just don't think that's ever going to happen, because I've mostly gone off Sherlock except for stories by a few writers, and I cannot find the motivation to make a post for a fandom where I'm hardly doing any reading. Most of what I did mean to rec, I bookmarked on AO3, so you can go to that link above, click to see my profile, and then find my Bookmarks in the left-hand menu.

Moreover, I suddenly fell into Marvel and Captain America fandom. (Okay, more honestly: Winter Soldier fandom, with healthy sides of Captain America, Sam, and Natasha, though the proportions of those vary.) Aware that I can't manage rec posts, I have begun trying to make slightly fuller summaries of stories I'm bookmarking as recommendations so that not only can I remember them when I look back, but friends can decide whether they might want to read each.

On the downside, I realized yesterday that I appear to have tagged fully half the stories I've bookmarked "friendship," and I suspect I'd have tagged a lot more that way if I'd been tagging for people other than just me when I started making bookmarks. And "friendship" actually describes what attracts me to nearly all these stories, so you might not find it a useful tag if you decide to search my bookmarks.

Behind the cut: a brief summary of Where I Am in Fandom, for those who are curious—and to help me remember what I might want to tackle in individual posts. This list may change as I think of something else I want to remember. Fandoms )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Nick & Stephen)
( May. 24th, 2014 04:45 pm)
The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] kristen_mara just wrote me a belated birthday fic (or an early one; I'm happy either way!), "Chicks Dig Anachronisms", set primarily in the Primeval universe but featuring some of my inappropriate boyfriends; the list has obviously grown a great deal since that post and I'm sure the rankings have changed, but [livejournal.com profile] kristenmara worked in an astounding number of them.

Thanks, dear!
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Watson plot)
( Feb. 20th, 2013 09:35 pm)
First: someone on my flist wrote a Cabin Pressure story connected with "Vaduz," and I missed the episode and so feared to read the story in case there were spoilers. I finally broke down and bought "Vaduz" and listened (love it!)—and now I can't remember who wrote the fic and where it is.

If you wrote it, or know where it is, please tell me where I can find it!

Second: I just think it's hilarious that the top of my Friends Page says this:
"You're using the old version of the Friends page — switch to the new one and try to customize it."
try to customize it. Go on—I dare you!
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Shaun with book)
( Nov. 18th, 2012 12:15 pm)
Hello there! I know I haven't been around a lot lately, but I found a fun meme to play with, so please respond!

From [livejournal.com profile] awanderingbard:Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you one thing I knew, learned, or wondered about while writing the story that didn't make it onto the page.

My fanfic can be found on LJ using the tag fanfic--or clicking here. That includes even my most recent little stories (ha! as if I ever wrote a truly "little" story). I haven't updated Aelfgyfu's Mead Hall recently, but that's the only place to read most of my longer stories/novels.

All these stories involved things that never made it into writing or made it and were later cut, so don't hesitate to ask about a short one, a long one, or a long-ago one.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Bill Lee)
( Oct. 15th, 2012 09:26 am)
For [livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton's Alphabet Soup, which has once again caused me to write fic where I otherwise wouldn't have!
See Fig's Gen Fic Day roundup here! Alphabet Soup is now complete, with the full anthology available on Dreamwidth here, complete with links back to the authors' original postings (on Dreamwidth or LJ) for feedback.


Set after "Avatar" (8.06); spoilers possible through "Avatar."

H is for Help A Bill Lee story )
From [livejournal.com profile] awanderingbard, a meme I can no longer resist:

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you 1-3 sentences of or about it.


(I did this once before. I was happy with the results.)
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TITLE: I is for Ingenuity
AUTHOR: Aelfgyfu
BETA READER: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dudethemath and [livejournal.com profile] redbyrd_sgfic for fast and helpful betas!
RATING: PG
WARNING: mild violence
CATEGORY: Gen, epilogue (to "Bloodlines")
WORD COUNT: 1000
CHARACTERS: Bra'tac, Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, Sam Carter, and Daniel Jackson (just barely)
SPOILERS: "Bloodlines"

ETA: Here is the link to SG-1 Gen Fic Day!
Here is the link for the whole Bra'tac and Jaffa Alphabet Soup Anthology on Dreamwidth.
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton for organizing this Alphabet Soup (and all the others) and cheering me on to write and finish a story!

Read 'I is for Ingenuity' now )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Apr. 21st, 2012 05:26 pm)
A grey circle with black border that contains three ticky boxes, each with a word next to it: OTW, survey, taker
I took the OTW Community Survey!

I found a link to the OTW survey at AO3 and took it. I think the idea of OTW is very important but haven't really done much to support it; taking the survey is just a little thing, but that I could do.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Casey & Chuck)
( Jan. 1st, 2012 05:22 pm)
I didn't write much fanfic in 2011. In fact, I wasn't going to do a round-up until I lost count of my friends who were doing year-end round-ups and wrote how sad they were that they hadn't done more. Ha! I can be more pathetic than any of y'all!

I went to my website, Aelfgyfu's Mead Hall, and confirmed my memory that I didn't even manage to post a single story there this past year, even though I wrote three short stories in 2011. I just have to redo a bit of the coding and hand them over to Brilliant Husband, but I can't even manage that. I wanted to redo a bit of "Doppelganger" to make sure that it will make sense to Chuck fans who don't know Stargate SG-1, but I can't seem to muster the will or the mind to do it. . . .

My year in fic consists of Tales of an Accidental Fic Writer.

My plan for 2011: write the third story in my Primeval AU; write more SG-1; dabble elsewhere.

What I actually did in 2011: I wrote two Chuck stories and one for Cabin Pressure (details below).

Seriously, Muse?
1. I don't even read Chuck fic! I have read virtually no Chuck fic whatsoever; I'm just not that interested in the show, though I think Adam Baldwin is great.
2. Cabin Pressure is a radio show. I have so far heard: two or three random episodes of series 2; one random episode of series 3; all but the last episode of series 1. That's a total of about eight half-hour episodes of a radio show. I have read some Cabin Pressure fic, and I remain perplexed by it, because for me little of it strikes the right notes. How can I write fic for something of which I know so little?

Enough introduction. Here's what I wrote this year:
Chuck and White Collar )

Chuck and Stargate SG-1 )

Cabin Pressure )

Goals for this year )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Casey & Chuck)
( Jan. 1st, 2012 05:22 pm)
I didn't write much fanfic in 2011. In fact, I wasn't going to do a round-up until I lost count of my friends who were doing year-end round-ups and wrote how sad they were that they hadn't done more. Ha! I can be more pathetic than any of y'all!

I went to my website, Aelfgyfu's Mead Hall, and confirmed my memory that I didn't even manage to post a single story there this past year, even though I wrote three short stories in 2011. I just have to redo a bit of the coding and hand them over to Brilliant Husband, but I can't even manage that. I wanted to redo a bit of "Doppelganger" to make sure that it will make sense to Chuck fans who don't know Stargate SG-1, but I can't seem to muster the will or the mind to do it. . . .

My year in fic consists of Tales of an Accidental Fic Writer.

My plan for 2011: write the third story in my Primeval AU; write more SG-1; dabble elsewhere.

What I actually did in 2011: I wrote two Chuck stories and one for Cabin Pressure (details below).

Seriously, Muse?
1. I don't even read Chuck fic! I have read virtually no Chuck fic whatsoever; I'm just not that interested in the show, though I think Adam Baldwin is great.
2. Cabin Pressure is a radio show. I have so far heard: two or three random episodes of series 2; one random episode of series 3; all but the last episode of series 1. That's a total of about eight half-hour episodes of a radio show. I have read some Cabin Pressure fic, and I remain perplexed by it, because for me little of it strikes the right notes. How can I write fic for something of which I know so little?

Enough introduction. Here's what I wrote this year:
Chuck and White Collar )

Chuck and Stargate SG-1 )

Cabin Pressure )

Goals for this year )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Shaun with book)
( Nov. 6th, 2011 11:36 am)
From [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble: Tell me the title of a story I haven't written, details optional, and I'll give you a summary.

Any fandom, any title—give me as much or as little as you want!

(I fear this is as much fanfic as I have left in me this calendar year.)
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Shaun with book)
( Nov. 6th, 2011 11:36 am)
From [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble: Tell me the title of a story I haven't written, details optional, and I'll give you a summary.

Any fandom, any title—give me as much or as little as you want!

(I fear this is as much fanfic as I have left in me this calendar year.)
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Arthur)
( Sep. 9th, 2011 08:17 pm)
Good heavens! I have committed Cabin Pressure fic. I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but it happened. I wrote it quickly, and I really didn't think it quite merited a beta reader beyond Brilliant Husband. (Besides that, the one person I'd ask to beta is a) busy and, more importantly for me, b) the one person I'm sure will read it. And I can't have no one but the beta comment on it, so I didn't ask her to beta. She no doubt knows who she is.)

If there are any errors, please do let me know. If they don't interfere with a joke, I'll even do my best to fix them! If fixing them would harm a joke, I make no promises.


So, key information:
TITLE: Oxford
RATING: G/All audiences
SPOILERS: Vague at worst, for random episodes; I doubt anyone will ever listen to an episode and go, "Shoot! Aelfgyfu gave away this next bit!
PAIRING: Are you kidding? Do you know me?
CATEGORIES: Gen, humor, fluff
LENGTH: 2500 words

Without further ado: Oxford )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Arthur)
( Sep. 9th, 2011 08:17 pm)
Good heavens! I have committed Cabin Pressure fic. I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but it happened. I wrote it quickly, and I really didn't think it quite merited a beta reader beyond Brilliant Husband. (Besides that, the one person I'd ask to beta is a) busy and, more importantly for me, b) the one person I'm sure will read it. And I can't have no one but the beta comment on it, so I didn't ask her to beta. She no doubt knows who she is.)

If there are any errors, please do let me know. If they don't interfere with a joke, I'll even do my best to fix them! If fixing them would harm a joke, I make no promises.


So, key information:
TITLE: Oxford
RATING: G/All audiences
SPOILERS: Vague at worst, for random episodes; I doubt anyone will ever listen to an episode and go, "Shoot! Aelfgyfu gave away this next bit!
PAIRING: Are you kidding? Do you know me?
CATEGORIES: Gen, humor, fluff
LENGTH: 2500 words

Without further ado: Oxford )
Okay, it has been far too long since I wrote any fanfic, but I'm curious whether anything sets my fanfic apart from others. So I copy this meme from [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble, encouraged by [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl's use of a variant of it:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock


When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?
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