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05 July 2011 @ 07:11 am
If you are what you say you are
Pairing: Lupe Fiasco/P. Stump
Rating: PG, at most

Notes: Lupe Fiasco’s real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco and everything I can find suggests that his friends call him “Lu.” Title is a shameless grab from Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar,” which Patrick performed with Lupe and Matthew Santos at the 2007 MTVu Woodie Awards.

Had you ever noticed that Lupe Fiasco rarely curses? It was really fucking difficult to write a story with a minimal amount of cursing.

This is for my favorite, octette , on the occasion of her birth. Many thanks to disarm_d for the beta.

Lu could pretend that he didn’t know what Pete was talking about, but it … yeah, yeah it’s totally like that. It’s like watching Patrick record the <em>Spotlight</em> video just so that he could see Patrick trying to hold his serious face through an entire music video with the dorkiest premise ever. Collapse )
16 June 2011 @ 03:13 pm
Get it right the first time

Jon Walker & Beth Ditto friendship

This is for lalejandra, who is doing stuff that is hard and that should always be rewarded. Thank you to Moose for the edits.

(To other people: This is part of a huge universe that Anna and I write stories for each other in, about a ridiculous performing arts high school with all of the people we want to write stories about. Eventually the whole thing will get posted. It has absolutely nothing to do with canon, reality, or anything but entertaining ourselves.)


Jon has no idea why he watches Beth so much. It’s not that he has a crush on her – she is mindblowingly hot, for sure, but also a little intimidating in a way that Jon isn’t sure he’s ready for. It might be the intimidation that is part of the draw, though. Beth challenges him. Not just “challenges” in terms of making him rethink what he expects from women (although she does) or reconsider his sexuality (he’s aware that he’s straight).
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16 August 2009 @ 01:34 am
A Lifetime of Firsts
bandslash, Bert McCracken (includes Bert/OMC, Bert/Quinn, Bert/Katie, etc etc)
R, ~7,000 words, thanks to octette for the beta and secrethappiness for the quick read-through
For sinsense in the usedfic challenge. Ended up working with Bert/Quinn and “stories from the road.” Um. There are SOME road stories in here? It’s basically a big Bertfest.

Bert can remember most of the important firsts, at least as far as what other people think matter.Collapse )
03 February 2009 @ 09:15 am
modern grrrl
bandslash, Jamia Nestor/Amanda Palmer, riot grrrl AU
PG-13, ~4000 words, thanks to elucidate_this and secrethappiness for the beta.
This came both from the riot grrrl conversation I had with kylieq and this comic for the Unofficial XKCD Challenge. All song titles are listed at the end of the fic.

Posted as a part of 14valentines [Day 3] Women and Health

The first time Jamia hears “Rebel Girl,” it’s 1997 and she’s seventeen and sitting in her friend Sammy’s basement, listening to a mix tape that he just got in the mail from one of his friends from Boston.Collapse )
02 February 2009 @ 05:00 pm
once in a lifetime
Gerard/Lindsey/Jamia, PG-13, ~3,500 words, law school AU

Thanks to octette and arsenicjade for betaing. I tried to run it by someone with a passing understanding of lawschool and combined it with my own (passing) understanding, so all remaining weirdness is my fault.

Posted for 14valentines, [Day 2] Transgender Issues

Lindsey always thought that she was going to be a rock star. So it was more than a little weird the day that she passed the bar. After all: who ever heard of a rock star lawyer?Collapse )
01 February 2009 @ 08:55 am
Just Jump

Sports Night, Dana Whittaker, PG-13, ~1,000 words

For kudra2324. Thanks to octette and arsenicjade for the betas and for telling me that this could have been a much longer story and putting up with my stylistic weirdness when it comes to tense, respectively.

Posted for 14valentines, [Day 1] Body Image

Dana is terrified of heights, but she jumps anyway.Collapse )
11 November 2008 @ 03:47 pm
So this year, I'm kind of helping shepherd 14valentines, a writing project/concept that is based on the idea of fandom as a community that is comprised largely of women and our allies and the possibility of relationship there. It's meant to raise awareness and, hopefully, increase participation in groups and issues that directly affect women. 14 Valentines will run for two weeks (14 days) for the first half of February, ending on Valentine's Day, also Vagina Day, Victory Against Violence Day and is in a large part inspired by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues, and the organization that grew out of that movement, the V-Day foundation.

The mission of 14 Valentine's isn't to solicit money for the cause -- as anybody who has worked at a nonprofit knows, money does not fix all or even some of the problems -- but instead of remind everybody that there is a cause, that it touches each of us every day and that we should embrace the agency we're lucky enough to have and do something good with it. We're all global citizens -- we're a global sisterhood, too. That said, if you want to contribute money to some of the organizations we feature, that's awesome too.

14v was envisioned to be a place that's focused on women, their accomplishments, and the problems we face. Anyone is welcome to participate. To find out more, go to this post.

I would love it if members of my flist wanted to participate or spread the word. If nothing else, keep an eye on the community in early February - there's a lot of cool icons, fic, knitting projects, essays, and projects to be found there.

So, beyond the announcement? I need HELP. I've volunteered to write 4 essays for the community, which aren't going to be a problem, but I also signed up to do 14 days of fic.

Yes, again. But this time, I'm going to DO it.

SO. I want to write 14 days of fanfiction centered around female characters, ideally 14 different characters. Problem is? I don't know the characters.

So! Give me prompts. Any fandom, any character. Even if you've never seen me write in it, give me ideas. PLEASE.
16 August 2008 @ 03:59 pm
a sorta fairy tale
Jeph/Quinn, Jeph/Bob, Bert/Quinn, R-ish, 6500 words.

For turnyourankle in the usedfic Multimedia Exchange, who requested unrequited angsting or angsting in general; Jepha/Quinn, Jepha/Bob, or Bert/Quinn. I kind of managed all of that? I dunno. Apologies for being a day late – I wanted to make sure that this hit the beta shop right. Thanks for your patience!

This is set in an AU based on the “All That I Got” ‘verse. You probably don’t need to watch the video to have this make sense, but it wouldn’t hurt. Many many thanks to 7iris, secrethappiness and chiromancy for the speedy betas. All remaining mistakes are my own.

Once you’re in a fairy tale, you’re in until they want to let you go or you can trick them. They’re not fools, though. And they never want to let you go.Collapse )
03 June 2008 @ 09:12 pm
live through this and you won’t look back
Pairings: past Bob/Jepha, MCR gen
Other Stuff: PG, ~2,500 words
This is a gift for octette with a playlist here. Thanks to gl0ry_gl0ry for the beta. All remaining mistakes are mine. Oh yeah. It’s not real, it didn’t happen, probably. Though it should have, GERARD WAY. Refers to this NME video.

“Was it like this before?” Bob didn’t really expect to say that out loud, but he’s not sorry that he did.Collapse )
The mix for live through this and you won't look back (posted in the next half hour), both as a gift for octette.

( Download here )

1. Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
2. This Is Ivy League - This Modern World
3. Iron & Wine - Naked As We Come
4. Luna - The Slow Song
5. Imogen Heap - The Moment I Said It
6. Murmurs - Smash
7. Tegan & Sarah - Walking With the Ghost (Live)
8. The Gossip - Eyes Open