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 )
This post is a warning for people avoiding White Collar spoilers, which would be me, but I failed.

I sat down with the latest TV Guide and found an article on WC and was immediately spoiled for more than I would ever guess they could spoil me for in so little space, and I am Very Not Pleased about it. Seriously, can we cancel our subscription and get the rest of our money back? I've wanted to cancel several times before, but we've bought it in Daughter's magazine-selling fund drive, and . . . ugh.

Reaction to spoilers without spoilers themselves )
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 )
I was going to write up an episode reaction to last week's White Collar to say any more would be spoilery )
I was going to write up an episode reaction to last week's White Collar to say any more would be spoilery )
I might write more later, but I just saw last night's White Collar, and it's all spoilers from here on out! )
I might write more later, but I just saw last night's White Collar, and it's all spoilers from here on out! )
Those of you who have known me for long know that I have a completely unsecret obsession with figuring out where the bathrooms are in tv shows and movies. I blame the original Star Trek and learning as a child that the blueprints for the Enterprise did not include any bathrooms.

I wasn't actually worried about Neal Caffrey's bathroom because I could see a door that must be a bathroom—until I watched the most recent episode last night.

I don't think this really qualifies as a spoiler, but Here's a cut anyway )

(Next stop: where is the bathroom in 221b Baker Street? I was looking at Aithine's screencaps from 'The Great Game' yesterday and saw a door or hallway to the left of the fridge in one scene, but of course now I can't find that cap again without investing time that I don't have this morning.
EDIT: FOUND! See here. Sam thinks it's either Sherlock's room or the bathroom. Could be both! Goodness knows how many rooms there are back there!

I found a very clear cap of John looking in the fridge, but sadly it's really dark to make an icon, and his face isn't doing quite what I thought I remembered it doing.)

Yes, I've made a new tag for something I discuss a surprising amount on my LJ: "bathrooms".
Those of you who have known me for long know that I have a completely unsecret obsession with figuring out where the bathrooms are in tv shows and movies. I blame the original Star Trek and learning as a child that the blueprints for the Enterprise did not include any bathrooms.

I wasn't actually worried about Neal Caffrey's bathroom because I could see a door that must be a bathroom—until I watched the most recent episode last night.

I don't think this really qualifies as a spoiler, but Here's a cut anyway )

(Next stop: where is the bathroom in 221b Baker Street? I was looking at Aithine's screencaps from 'The Great Game' yesterday and saw a door or hallway to the left of the fridge in one scene, but of course now I can't find that cap again without investing time that I don't have this morning.
EDIT: FOUND! See here. Sam thinks it's either Sherlock's room or the bathroom. Could be both! Goodness knows how many rooms there are back there!

I found a very clear cap of John looking in the fridge, but sadly it's really dark to make an icon, and his face isn't doing quite what I thought I remembered it doing.)

Yes, I've made a new tag for something I discuss a surprising amount on my LJ: "bathrooms".
The genesis of this story is a story unto itself. I said something one day to Brilliant Husband about reading a White Collar story with a title something like "Wait in the Car," and he immediately responded, "Sounds like a crossover with Chuck!" And thus an idea was born. I have resisted looking up the WC story I actually read in the first place, let it exercise undue influence on a clearly cracky idea. I drafted a story, in consultation with BH, and then let him make changes. Then I roped in [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum to act as beta, and she returned it to me November 22 (with apologies for taking so long! Which I already knew was hilarious!).

Life and work have been crazy, but at long last the story is done! Aurora should not be blamed for any problems with it (although she deserves thanks for getting me to straighten out at least some of my convoluted sentences). [livejournal.com profile] dudethemath will accept both praise and brickbats (right, BH?).

Without further ado:
TITLE: "Wait in the Van"
AUTHORS: [livejournal.com profile] aelfgyfu_mead with [livejournal.com profile] dudethemath
RATING: G (general audiences)
LENGTH: about 6000 words
CATEGORIES: humor (mild crack?)
SUMMARY: Peter kept telling Neal to wait in the van. Was it Neal's fault he didn't specify which one? Crossover with Chuck.
SPOILERS: possibly mild for White Collar s1, Chuck through the end of s2
WARNINGS: PLEASE ignore the fact that those seasons occurred in different years. You can't make the timeline work, and I don't want you all to hurt yourselves trying to do so.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Many thanks to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum. All remaining errors, infelicities, and poor judgement belong primarily to me and secondarily to Brilliant Husband.
DISCLAIMER: White Collar belongs to Fox Television Studios and Jeff Eastin. Chuck belongs to:College Hill Pictures Inc., Warner Bros. Television, Wonderland Sound and Vision. They probably both belong to other persons or identities as well, but not to me. No copyright infringement is intended, and indeed the story probably won't make sense unless you've watched both shows. So watch the shows, buy the DVDs, etc. I do not profit from fic except insofar as comments make me happy.

Wait in the Van )
The genesis of this story is a story unto itself. I said something one day to Brilliant Husband about reading a White Collar story with a title something like "Wait in the Car," and he immediately responded, "Sounds like a crossover with Chuck!" And thus an idea was born. I have resisted looking up the WC story I actually read in the first place, let it exercise undue influence on a clearly cracky idea. I drafted a story, in consultation with BH, and then let him make changes. Then I roped in [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum to act as beta, and she returned it to me November 22 (with apologies for taking so long! Which I already knew was hilarious!).

Life and work have been crazy, but at long last the story is done! Aurora should not be blamed for any problems with it (although she deserves thanks for getting me to straighten out at least some of my convoluted sentences). [livejournal.com profile] dudethemath will accept both praise and brickbats (right, BH?).

Without further ado:
TITLE: "Wait in the Van"
AUTHORS: [livejournal.com profile] aelfgyfu_mead with [livejournal.com profile] dudethemath
RATING: G (general audiences)
LENGTH: about 6000 words
CATEGORIES: humor (mild crack?)
SUMMARY: Peter kept telling Neal to wait in the van. Was it Neal's fault he didn't specify which one? Crossover with Chuck.
SPOILERS: possibly mild for White Collar s1, Chuck through the end of s2
WARNINGS: PLEASE ignore the fact that those seasons occurred in different years. You can't make the timeline work, and I don't want you all to hurt yourselves trying to do so.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Many thanks to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum. All remaining errors, infelicities, and poor judgement belong primarily to me and secondarily to Brilliant Husband.
DISCLAIMER: White Collar belongs to Fox Television Studios and Jeff Eastin. Chuck belongs to:College Hill Pictures Inc., Warner Bros. Television, Wonderland Sound and Vision. They probably both belong to other persons or identities as well, but not to me. No copyright infringement is intended, and indeed the story probably won't make sense unless you've watched both shows. So watch the shows, buy the DVDs, etc. I do not profit from fic except insofar as comments make me happy.

Wait in the Van )
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