beatrice_otter: Jedi fighting against a blue background (blue Jedi)
I just realized that after the [community profile] starwarsrollingremix authors were revealed, I never posted my story here! There was one starter story, The Devil in the Dust by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade, and three chains of remixes. I was the first remix in my chain. It was an interesting experience. Obviously, we didn't get to pick what story we remixed, and we only got two weeks from the first time we got it to the due date. So there wasn't any time to ponder or think, you just had to get it and go. It wasn't a fic I would have picked to remix; for one thing, I'm pretty sure there were some thematic stuff going on that I was missing that would make the plot make sense. But I didn't have time to let it sit and ponder it, even though that feeling of missing something crucial made me really leery about remixing it. Remixing works best, imo, when you take something to pieces and play with the guts of it. But you can't do that if you're not quite sure what the guts ARE. Which left me ignoring theme and plot and doing a character remix.. But it was a time travel/vision thing--none of the three characters were from the same time period, so I could either just ... retell the story (boring!) or take the setting (desert) and the characters and look at how the deserts they grew up in shaped them. And throw in some meta about the Force while we're at it, because they're all strong in the Force. So that's how I ended up with my story.

As to the title, both the desert and the Force are vast beyond knowing, and the remix subtitle refers to both the problems I was having pinning down the original fic well enough to remix it, and to the old saying the devil is in the details (picking up on the title of the original).

Title: Vast Beyond Knowing (The Details Remix)
Fandom: Star Wars: Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, Sequel Trilogy
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: kid
Length: 5,579 words
Betaed By: [personal profile] anghraine 
Written for: Star Wars Rolling Remix 2017
Summary: Anakin, Luke, Rey. The desert taught them much. But not everything.

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Anakin wasn't a baby. He knew how things worked. )
beatrice_otter: Jedi fighting against a blue background (blue Jedi)
There are twelve stories, one original and eleven remixes; there are three remix streams.  One of those stories is mine!  The challenge: can you tell which one is mine?  Can you tell who wrote any of them in particular?  Can you figure out which order they were written in?

Personally, I found it fascinating to see the differences (and similarities), and to see just how far afield we went from the original.  In all three streams.
beatrice_otter: Elrond and a line of Elves, ready for battle (Elven warriors)
A few years ago I read (but neglected to bookmark) a Boromir fic that I haven't been able to find since.  It takes place with him as a younger man, and ends just as he's being sent off to Rivendell.  Middle Earth is homophobic and heteronormative, and Boromir was queer of some sort (bi? gay? don't remember).  He starts a relationship with a fellow-soldier, a guy who was older than he was but (I think) below him in rank.  They were happy together for a while, Faramir figured it out and was a bit disgusted by it but still accepted his brother.  Then Denethor figured it out, severely punished Boromir's lover, and sent Boromir off to Rivendell as a way of permanently separating them.

Anybody know this?  Can anybody point me in the right direction?
beatrice_otter: Jedi fighting against a blue background (blue Jedi)
Mostly what I need is someone to tell me if everyone is in character and if it hangs together on a meta level.
beatrice_otter: I always have been what I chose (Choice)

Title: Hand in Glove
Fandom: Mars Help Wanted posters (2009)
Written by: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Word count: 3554
Written for: [personal profile] lady_ragnell in [community profile] yuletide 2016
Summary: This, Javier Navarro thought in disgust as he stared up at the tower he was supposed to fix, was not exactly the heroic and exciting thing he had imagined when he’d seen the NASA recruiting posters and, on a whim, submitted an application.

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Heroic recruiting poster of a space-suited technician fixing a satellite dish on Mars

 

This, Javier Navarro thought in disgust as he stared up at the tower he was supposed to fix, was not exactly the heroic and exciting thing he had imagined when he’d seen the NASA recruiting posters and, on a whim, submitted an application. )

 

beatrice_otter: Elizabeth Bennet reads (Reading)
Title: From Castle to Palace
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: Gen
Length: 17,645 words
Betaed By: [personal profile] arithanas 
Written for: [personal profile] eida in [community profile] yuletide 2016
Summary: The curse is broken. Belle and her Beast would be happy to just live quietly together in the curse-free castle. Unfortunately, the rest of France has other ideas …

AN: This supposedly takes place in France, but Adam is not a very French name. So, since I don’t know that that name is ever used in the animated movie (and if so, it is only very briefly), I am taking the liberty of changing his name in this story to Louis.

AN2: Also, as I was reading up on the French court of the Ancien Régime, I came across a LOVELY way to slip the Beast into actualfax French Royal Family and French history. This then sparked an idea that ate my brain. The historical details and personalities are as accurate as Wikipedia would let me get.

At AO3


The rest of that day was chaos. )
beatrice_otter: Ginger Rogers--Dancing! (Dancing!)
Title: The Music of the Spheres
Fandom: Fantasia (1940)
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: Gen
Length: 1662 words
Betaed By: [personal profile] yeomanrand 
Written for: [archiveofourown.org profile] dussek in [community profile] yuletide 2016
Summary: This is the music that underscores all.

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It begins with a bassoon. )
beatrice_otter: Sarah Connor--made for me, not shareable (Sarah Connor)
I have been away from my laptop for almost a month now, and didn't want to try posting fic from a tablet, which is why I haven't posted my Yuletide fic here on my DW yet.

Title:
On the Nature of Miracles
Fandom: Chalion Saga
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: Gen
Length: 1504 words
Betaed By: [personal profile] filkferengi and Markus Baur
Written for: [personal profile] keerawa in [community profile] yuletide 2016
Summary: Even the Mother's miracles of healing have limits.

At AO3


But why can't you? )
beatrice_otter: Yuletide (Yuletide)
Title: Hand In Glove
Fandom: NASA Mars Mission posters
Word Count: 3554
Summary: This, Javier Navarro thought in disgust as he stared up at the tower he was supposed to fix, was not exactly the heroic and exciting thing he had imagined when he’d seen the NASA recruiting posters and, on a whim, submitted an application.
Read more... )

Title: From Castle to Palace
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast/French History RPF
Word Count: 17,602
Summary: The curse is broken. Belle and her Beast would be happy to just live quietly together in the curse-free castle. Unfortunately, the rest of France has other ideas …
Read more... )

Title: The Music of the Spheres
Fandom: Fantasia (1940)
Word Count: 1662
Summary: This is the music that underscores all.
Read more... ) had such a great prompt.  It's really meta, and it takes three of the pieces--The Rite of Spring (the Evolution one), The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Night on Bald Mountain--and examines the relationship between the music and the story.  I really like it, although it is the least popular of all my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fics.

Title: On the Nature of Miracles
Fandom: Chalionverse/World of the Five Gods
Word Count: 1475
Summary: Even the Mother's miracles of healing have limits

Meta about the fic )

beatrice_otter: Yuletide (Yuletide)
I received a Cat Pictures Please fic.  Catnip: You're Welcome, which is a sweet story.  I also wrote four stories this year: my assignment, a pinch-hit, and two treats.  See if you can guess which ones they are!

Here are my recs:

84 fics in a variety of fandoms )
beatrice_otter: Cameron Mitchell, bored with a stack of files (Schoolwork)
Post the first line from your 25 most recent fanfics and try to find a pattern. Taken from [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup 

25 First Lines )

Patterns )

beatrice_otter: Finn holding a blue lightsaber (Finn)
Title: What Once Was Lost
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Characters: Finn, Rey, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Leia Organa, Poe Dameron
Word count: 6,879
AN: This fic does not work with the official timeline. Looking things up, the destruction of Luke's Jedi Academy was only about six years before the beginning of The Force Awakens, although the movie seems to imply that it's been much longer. This plot bunny comes from all the fanon that Rey or Finn are lost Skywalker children who disappeared/were taken around the time of the destruction of the Jedi Academy, which obviously cannot be the case if they would have been older teens at the time of Kylo Ren's attack. (Either could still be a Skywalker, but their disappearance would have come earlier.)

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Rey thought that now they knew where Luke Skywalker was, someone would take off immediately to find him. )

AN: This is what I wrote instead of the next chapter of Past Lives.
beatrice_otter: (Falcon)
So!  I am in the mood for some Lois Lane, Awesome Girl Reporter.  I take me to AO3, and find the Lois Lane tag, and sort it by kudos.  What do I find?

Pages and pages of Clark Kent/Lex Luthor slash (Smallville era) and Clark Kent/Bruce Wayne slash (current movies), with the occasional welcome break for Kara Danvers/Cat Grant femmeslash (Supergirl TV show).  In all of these, Lois is a minor background character who either a) gets our heroes together, b) is the obstacle to them getting together, or c) is off on the casefic aspect of the fic while the main focus is on our heroes getting together.

Now, it's nice to have the occasional femslash thing in there, so it isn't all "Lois Lane Pushed Aside for Whitecock," but still.  I'm not looking for Lois Lane, Minor Supporting Character (and shoved into a one-dimensional box to facilitate someone else's love story).  I want Lois Lane, Awesome Girl Reporter!

Going for the Clark Kent/Lois Lane tag does get me stories where Lois is actually a main character, although also a lot of stories where she's just there to be shoved out of the way for the whitecock pairing.  But while I love CK/Lois Lane fics, it's frustrating that either I'm limited to that or slogging through ENDLESS PAGES OF OTHER STUFF to get to what I really want, which is Lois Lane doing her job and being AWESOME at it.

This is also my problem whenever I'm in the mood for Sam Wilson fics.  In a very high percentage of fics, he is there to facilitate the Steve/Bucky angst.

And here's the thing: if AO3's character tags were broken up into "main character" and "supporting character," when I want stories focusing on Lois Lane or Sam Wilson or any of the host of interesting characters who get shoved aside in favor of the Major Pairing, I could easily find fics where they are the focus!
beatrice_otter: Eowyn holding a sword (Eowyn)
[community profile] femmeremix was, as always, a blast, and the fics have now been revealed.  (Authors will be revealed in a week.) I received this marvelous Five Gods fic:
Clarity of Purpose (the Separate Callings remix) (1233 words), Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Characters: Ista dy Chalion, Iselle dy Chalion, Illvin dy Arbanos
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Mother-Daughter Relationship, Reunions, Difficult Emotions, Paladin of Souls
Summary: Ista wonders how much she and her daughter really recognise each other, these days.


Other fics I enjoyed:
MCU, Harry Potter, and more )
beatrice_otter: All true wealth is biological (Wealth)


Title: The Genetics Factory
Fandom: Criminal Minds/Stargate
Characters: Derek Morgan, Savannah Hayes, Dave Rossi, Paul Davis, Jennifer Keller
Warnings: none
Ficathon: [community profile] wipbigbang 2016
Betaed by: [personal profile] quinfirefrorefiddle 
Summary: In Detroit, homeless addicts are turning up dead. But there's more to the case than meets the eye, and the BAU finds themselves looking for something they don't understand. For Derek, it gets personal.

Art by: [livejournal.com profile] penumbria 

At AO3

Cover Art showing Derek Morgan in a daycare center

The blueprints for the construction of one human being requires only a meter of DNA and one tiny cell. … even Mozart started out this way. )

Author's Note )
beatrice_otter: Black and white image of Emily Prentiss from Criminal Minds, with bulletproof vest and gun. (Emily Prentiss)
So, what endearments (if any) does Derek use when he's talking with his wife Savannah?  Because I'm having trouble with their dialogue.  If anyone who has watched recent seasons of CM and knows their relationship could read my [community profile] wipbigbang for characterization of Savannah and their relationship, I would be awesomely grateful.

(The bears are ... slightly less vicious today.  The end is in sight.)

beatrice_otter: Black and white image of Emily Prentiss from Criminal Minds, with bulletproof vest and gun. (Emily Prentiss)
Okay, my Criminal Minds/SG crossover fic for [community profile] wipbigbang NEEDS A BETA OMG.  Preferably a beta who is watching current Criminal Minds episodes.  General plot/theme/characterization issues, and also HALP I NEEDZ AN ENDING.  (Seriously, I keep reaching points where I thought the fic was going to end and it ... hasn't.)  It's currently about 27k long, and IF IT GETS ANY LONGER IT WILL NOT BE READY BY THE DUE DATE, OMG.

SEND HALP PLZ

beatrice_otter: Aim high--you may still miss the target, but at least you won't shoot your foot off. (Aim High)
Just got my art from my [community profile] wipbigbang artist!  How exciting!  It's definitely inspiration to keep me chugging along on the story.  (There are only a couple of scenes left to write, and THEN I've got to go back and edit some key plot changes in--I Got A Better Idea 2/3 of the way through--and then off to the beta it goes, and then .... well, it feels kind of disjointed and thematically incoherent to me, but my stories often do at this point in the creative process, and then betas tell me it's fine, so I FEEL like any competent beta would tell me to rewrite half of it, but the rational part of my brain knows that's not necessarily true.

By the way, they are STILL LOOKING FOR ARTISTS for the [community profile] wipbigbang! It's a multi-fandom challenge, and they've still got several unclaimed fic: Chronicles of Narnia, Code Black, Highlander/Forever, two Once Upon a Time fics, Saints Row, a Sherlock/St. Trinians crossover, a Stargate Atlantis fic.

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