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Words: 2950
Summary: Academics aren't the only stressor in high school
Previous Chapters: Click the Hero In My Life tag.

Chapter 23 )
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Title: Patterns
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Characters: Emma Swan, Rumpelstiltskin, Henry Mills, Regina Mills, Robin Hood, Snow White, Prince Charming
Pairings: Primarily Gen. Background Snowing & Outlaw Queen
Rating: K+
Genre(s): Angst, Hurt/Comfort/Drama
Timeline: Set immediately after S5, E12: Souls of the Departed
Warnings: Spoilers for Season 5
Word Count: 5,915
Story Summary: Emma wonders whether the first Dark Curse was ever completely broken. Gold may be the key to finding out.
Notes:

A/N: I have not yet seen Episode 13. If this isn’t an AU yet, I have every confidence that it will be.
A/N: “Patterns” written by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. Recorded by Beth Fowler on the Baby Original Cast soundtrack album (Jay, 1983).

Patterns )
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Title: A Good Lasting Impression
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Daredevil (Comics)
Characters: Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Kirsten McDuffie
Pairings: None
Rating: K+
Genre(s): General, Drama, Friendship, Weird Sandwiches
Spoilers: Passing references to Vol. 1 #56
Warnings: None
Word Count: 3517
Story Summary: With Matt AWOL and Foggy rushing to the courthouse, it's up to office manager Karen Page to show the new summer intern the ropes. But Kirsten McDuffie has a few ideas of her own on that score!
Written for: Elizabeth Culmer(edenfalling) for Yuletide 2015

Notes:

This fic takes place before Matt fakes his death in DD Vol. 1, No. 54 (and before Karen learns that Matt and DD are one and the same).

In Daredevil Season 1 (the hardcover GN, not the Netflix show), Karen's position was upgraded from secretary to office manager. I'm going with that.

A Good Lasting Impression )
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Title: Before the Awakening
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: The Dark is Rising
Characters: Will Stanton, Bran Davies, Jane Drew, Original Characters
Pairings: Bran Davies/Jane Drew
Rating: K+
Genre(s): General, Drama, Friendship, Future Fic
Spoilers: All five books
Warnings: Minor character death
Word Count: 4690
Story Summary: A chance announcement in a Welsh Daily tells Will that a new danger is imminent. Reconnecting with friends he hasn't seen in decades is the first step toward engaging it.
Written for: Aishuu for Yuletide 2015

Notes:

Thanks to Xenith and Kathy for the beta!

A/N: The Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire is quite real, though according to their website, there is no Keeper of Medieval Collections. I’ve taken the liberty of inventing that post for Will, so as not to ‘depose’ the real-life existing Keeper of Archeology Collections. And while, according to Wikipedia, in the UK, the terms ‘curator’ and ‘keeper’ may be used interchangeably in a museum setting, Bucks does use the ‘keeper’ designation.

Timeline: I’m using the publication year of Over Sea, Under Stone as “Ground Zero”. The Grail is found in 1965; Will celebrates his eleventh birthday that December—making him 60 for most of 2015; Will and the Drews meet in Trewissick during the Easter holidays of 1966; Will meets Bran in Wales that fall; and the final battle between the Light and the Dark takes place in the summer of 1967. I’ll admit that making it plausible for Bran and Jane to have a grandson who was the ‘seventh son of a seventh son’ was a factor in going with the earlier dating.


Before the Awakening )

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There is a Yuletide gift sitting in my inbox, waiting for the archive to open (hopefully, in less than an hour). I see it there. Mocking me. Telling me "I was written for you, but you can't open me, yet."

Wow. Okay, I think I can relate now to what my Christian friends go through seeing packages with their names on them under the tree... to be opened in the morning.

Meanwhile, I wait. And wonder if my recipients* are also waiting. And anticipating.

Hoping they like what I sent!










*I did a pinch-hit, as well as my initial assignment.
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It's been a long time since I've had the kind of writer's block where you sit and stare at a blank page with literally no clue what comes next and no way to get the next words typed. I've had 'I need to get from A to B and I'm not sure what to use for a bridge'. I've had 'the next thing I need to write is something I suck at... and even though I've got a beta who can help me revise, the fact that everything I write next will almost have to be revised is killing my desire to write at the moment'. But...

Ok. A long time ago, I realized that when I was in college, majoring in English Lit, I was regularly writing 10–25-page papers. If they weren't handed in on time without a valid excuse or an extension granted prior, you got docked a half-grade for each day late. (A would become A-; A-, B+, etc.)

And not once did I ever hear of a classmate asking for an extension or not handing in a paper because "I just wasn't inspired." "My muse died". "I had writer's block." Somehow, some way, if you knew that there would be consequences for not writing... writing happened. It might not have been good, but it was there.

And I decided that maybe I could be my own slave-driver, instead of having a teacher and a transcript hanging over me. That was about four years ago. Now, I have taken an occasional night off. When I go out of town to visit my parents, I take a two-week vacation. Mostly because I don't own a laptop or a tablet and any writing I do at my parents' house, would be on their desktop. And then, I would have to email myself that writing, or upload to Googledocs or something... and delete it from my parents' computers and... I'd probably in such a rush to head home that I'd forget. But when I sit down to write a scene, I write it. I don't wait for inspiration. I write something... anything and I get it done.

I took on a Yuletide pinch-hit with less than a week to go. I had a premise, but no plot. So I wrote about 5 pages before I figured out where I was going with it... but I did figure it out. And then, three pages later, it was done. I uploaded it tonight. Yes, it still needs a beta, but there's time for it.

Having a deadline helped. But having my 'writing muscles' in shape from four years of regular exercise helped a lot more.
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This is a Yuletide pinch-hit fic-to-spec. Please to be staying on-prompt and not to be steering the fic in the direction you want to be going. That means You, Ms Stubborn!

Whew!

Nov. 22nd, 2015 03:18 pm
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Yuletide fic just went to the betas! 4,500 words, a goodly amount of research, and a lot of fun!
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I'm at 1040 words, which means that from here on in, I can just focus on telling the story without worrying about not making the minimum length. Helps that I'm doing a book canon and trying to imitate the author's style. I don't mean that I'm deliberately copying it, so much as falling naturally into it as I refamiliarize myself with the text. This author tends to write a prose that flows very well, but tends toward more formal language for third-person narration. (Dialogue is a mix of formal and informal, depending on the character speaking.) And 'more formal' doesn't quite mean "wordy", but it does mean "a bit wordier".

Hoping to have this finished in a few days time.
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But first, there was this in Batman Eternal.

And now? Well, some time ago, I wrote At the Ballet; a short Cass-centric piece, where Cass is introduced to Ballet via Sleeping Beauty.

And in today's Batman and Robin Eternal, we get Three scans under cut! )

I know it's probably coincidence. I know this. So let's just say that I'm thrilled that something in my head-canon somehow reached a pro writer's brainwaves and leave it at that.
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Title: All the Happy Endings
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Characters: Emma Swan, Henry Mills, The Apprentice
Rating: K
Genre(s): General, Drama, Angst, Canon Divergence
Spoilers: S4
Warnings: None
Word Count: 7864
Story Summary: Henry gives Emma the quill so that she can bring back the happy endings. Emma's not sure she's up to the task.

All the Happy Endings )
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Title: When the Rest of the World Walks Out
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Daredevil
Characters: Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Wilson Fisk, Karen Page
Rating: T
Genre(s): Hurt/Comfort, Action, Angst, Drama
Spoilers: Daredevil Vol 1 #75; 231
Warnings: Drug withdrawal
Word Count: 5347
Story Summary: Born Again AU. After the grand jury's ruling is handed down, Foggy can't help wondering if he could have done more. He decides to drop in on Matt and make sure that he's doing all right.
Chapter Summary: While Matt rushes to save his friends, Karen has a plan of her own.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17

Chapter 18 )
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First of all, thank you so much! I really appreciate your taking the time to do this!

A short list of what I'd rather not read in any fandom )

For the fandoms listed, here's a brief rundown of what I'd love. (Though really, apart from the squicks/dislikes above, I'm pretty flexible. So if you've got a great idea for an Action/adventure fic, where I said I prefer comedy... go ahead and write the action/adventure.

Daredevil (comics): I'm here for the bromance. I don't ship these characters with each other, but if you want to include other characters in the fic and have some romance as a subplot, that's fine. As long as you have the Matt-Foggy friendship front and center, you can include anyone else you want to (nominated or otherwise). Oh and I should mention that I'm not a purist. Meaning that if you want to include Karen Page, but you think her comics personality pales compared to her portrayal on the Netflix show—or if you've got Matt and Foggy discussing a tenants rights case and you want to refer back to 'the time they were ready to take on Armand Tully', I'm fine. As long as you're setting it in the Comics universe, you can import elements from other media if it suits you. Oh and I'm not fussy about the Volumes. I've read all of 2–4 and whatever parts of 1 are available at Comixology and Marvel Unlimited. I've found things to love about almost all story arcs.

Princeless: I love this comic with the intensity of a million fiery suns. Give me action, give me adventure, friendship, comedy, satire, as many other characters as you want, so long as it's Adrienne-centric. Please no Crueltide for this one. Angst is fine—especially if it's overblown, melodramatic teen angst over something which Adrienne will probably look back on one day and laugh but is a complete and utter catastrophe. Big fan of genfic.

Spider-Gwen: Matt and Gwen. Give me some sort of confrontation between the two, either shipping (frenemies), uneasy alliance, friendship, whatever.

Thanks again!
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Title: First Step
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Characters: Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White, Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin, David Nolan/Prince Charming
Rating: K+
Genre(s): Angst, Friendship
Spoilers: S3: Kansas (reference to various incidents from Seasons 1–3)
Warnings: None
Word Count: 5703
Story Summary: Mary Margaret is horrified to learn that after the battle with Zelena, the heroes went home and left Rumple without a backwards glance. She resolves to make amends.

First Step )
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Title: When the Rest of the World Walks Out
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Daredevil
Characters: Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Wilson Fisk, Peter Parker, Karen Page
Rating: T
Genre(s): Hurt/Comfort, Action, Angst, Drama
Spoilers: Daredevil Vol 1 #229
Warnings: Drug withdrawal
Word Count: 6437
Story Summary: Born Again AU. After the grand jury's ruling is handed down, Foggy can't help wondering if he could have done more. He decides to drop in on Matt and make sure that he's doing all right.
Chapter Summary: Karen has a stalker and she's not the only one of Matt's friends in trouble!

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16

Chapter 17 )
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Title: When the Rest of the World Walks Out
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Daredevil
Characters: Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Wilson Fisk, Peter Parker, Karen Page
Rating: T
Genre(s): Hurt/Comfort, Action, Angst, Drama
Spoilers: Daredevil Vol 1 #229
Warnings: Drug withdrawal
Word Count: 6303
Story Summary: Born Again AU. After the grand jury's ruling is handed down, Foggy can't help wondering if he could have done more. He decides to drop in on Matt and make sure that he's doing all right.
Chapter Summary: Kingpin has a dilemma. Matt may not be ready to don the costume, yet... but that doesn't mean he can't lend a hand!

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15

Chapter 16 )

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