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( May. 9th, 2020 04:24 pm)
I have chosen to stop trying to keep this fic post updated. Instead, you can find a full, updated look at what I've written at my AO3 account.
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( Jan. 1st, 2017 03:32 pm)
Another year has come and gone, so I think it's time for another of these posts.

As always, I'd like to start with the fic I wrote for Yuletide:

Kvæði (3517 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Í Gøtu Ein Dag | In Gota one Day - Xperiment (Music Video)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tróndur í Gøtu | Trond of Gota (Í Gøtu Ein Dag)
Additional Tags: Tróndur never quite letting go of his Faroe Islands
Summary:Tróndur rose from his grave with a moan.
He staggered to his feet, leaning heavily against his great staff, and looked around him as he gasped for breath. The grass was green and the cliffs were tall and the sea was wild as ever, and the only living thing near him was a sheep, grazing and not the least bit interested in the man who had risen from the dead nearby.

It was based on this rather lovely music video, which you should all go look at.

It did - well, the recipient liked it and almost nobody else even saw it? I think? Though out of the 10 hits it had gotten pre-reveal I had 3 kudos, so - I dunno. I really hope the yuletide mods do something about that tag wrangling issue before next year...

Right, stepping away from the sulking and turning to look at what else I got up to fic-wise.

I think this was pretty much the last year I could be said to be properly in Vikings fandom. They killed off Athelstan long ago, last episode they finally gave Ragnar his death-by-snake-pit, and most of the other characters I used to love have either gotten killed off or character assassinated (Lagertha being a primary example of the latter). Anyway - I wrote two pure Vikings ficlets this year. Hagiographia, which plays with the idea of Ragnar meeting Athelstan's son Alfred while Ragnar's besieging Paris and Alfred is on a pilgrimage to Rome, and Birds of a Feather, a tiny Athelnar soulmate ficlet. And I wrote The Sweet Hereafter, which is a Supernatural crossover with Benny Lafitte waking to find himself dead and in Valhalla with some of the dead Vikings vikings.

This year was also the year that saw me sliding into a new fandom, though - Legends of Tomorrow (well, and a bit The Flash, but mostly where there's character overlap) - which then promptly proceeded to kill off my favourite character. And the DC CW shows keep teasing that they'll bring him back, but - so far we've gotten a flashback, a hologram and a suicidally depressed pyromaniac hallucinating him. I'm beginning to lose hope.

Anyway, I started of carefully with Snowed In, where Barry Allen has accidentally run himself back to the middle ages and needs a rescue. Then there was The Saga of Kollr, a double-fix-it crossover with Vikings where Leonard Snart's the one stranded in medieval times, specifically the viking age. Because that theme apparently appeals to me. Femme Fatale, a Sandman crossover with the late Leonard Snart being offered a new job, and Little Spider Lost, a crossover with Captain America: Civil War, where the big airport battle gets interrupted by Wanda accidentally moving all the heroes to another universe - and Spider-Man landing in Central City and ending up with Captain Cold and Heatwave.

And then there were the Coldwave fics, because shortly after falling for the character of Leonard Snart I fell for the pairing Leonard Snart/Mick Rory (I really need to sit down and take a look at Prison Break this year), and somewhere along the way I wrote several ficlets, mostly AUs. Rogues in Twilight is a crossover with Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch universe, while First Impressions is a tiny Age of Sail AU. Hervararkviða is a Viking Age AU (because I have a hard time letting go of certain interests, perhaps?) and The Start of a Beautiful Friendship is a Wild West centaur!Mick Rory AU (what can I say? I like the mental image of him as a centaur - one of those huge draft horse breeds) (also, look! It has fan art!.) The Play's the Thing and Gotta Catch'em All are tiny, silly ficlets, while Never Laugh At Live Dragons was written for a prompt asking for the pair of them to be dragons, but neglecting to require that both of them knew this tiny fact about the other. Meanwhile, Snowflake revolves around a Leonard Snart having come unstuck in time/the multiverse, so to speak.

And because Coldwave is lovely, but Coldflashwave is a nice bit of added spice from time to time, I ended up writing Making Up Is Hard To Do, which is quite possibly the smuttiest thing I've ever written, and I'm currently also working on Panopticon, a Coldflashwave prison AU, that I got distracted from by working on my yuletide story.

So, it's been a fairly productive year, at least as far as fanfic's concerned, and there's a couple of those stories I'm actually very happy with.
Books )

Comics )

Total number of books and comics read this month: 16
Currently reading: Haabet by Mick Vraa and Livets barske lektie III by Helene Th. Svolgart

Total number of books and comics read this year: 250
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( Dec. 18th, 2016 06:32 pm)
There are three mystery works in my gifts on AO3. That's - unexpected.
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( Dec. 8th, 2016 12:08 am)
So - apparently they've accidentally deleted Yuletide?

Which reminds me, I really should sit down and write that story.
Books )

Comics )

Total number of books and comics read this month: 23
Currently reading: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness and Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich

Total number of books and comics read this year: 234
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( Nov. 8th, 2016 09:20 pm)
They’ve moved two of the pokestops in the library garden out of the garden and to the front of the library (as if it’s not bad enough that half the pokestops in Copenhagen are long gone street art…) - which annoyed me when I first noticed, but it does mean that now there are four pokestops right in front of the library entrance, and you can get all four at once or at least the effect of lures put on them, and at least two of them even if you’re standing right inside the nice warm building…

I wonder how long it’ll be before the grumpy old men mafia start bitching about the kids daring to hang out at the library entrance.
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( Nov. 5th, 2016 08:14 pm)
I seem to have fallen for a new Netflix show called "Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories", which is basically 25 minute episodes of the life dramas of the customers at a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant. I adore it and it makes me hungry ever time.

(I just watched the "Hot Pot" episode and now I'm wondering if there are any Copenhagen restaurants that serve that. Hmmm. Hey, [personal profile] ximeria and [personal profile] kabal42 and [personal profile] lysanatt, have we made any plans for that december day other than seeing the Crazy Christmas Cabaret?)

And apparently before it became a Netflix Original show, it was a tv show with the same actors - I think, there's fairly little information to be tracked down about it - and it looks like there's three seasons of it on youtube. Interesting.

Right - first finish the Netflix season, then investigate other seasons. And I need to take a look at that Halfworlds urban fantasy tv show that HBO just got as well...
Books )

Comics )

Total number of books and comics read this month: 23
Currently reading: A Monster's Coming of Age Story by G.D. Falksen and Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 211
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( Oct. 28th, 2016 09:45 pm)
I went to see Doctor Strange today.

It's okay. It's not terrible, it's not awesome, it's not the worst MCU movie I've seen so far, but I don't have any desire to rewatch it. Also, there were a lot of parts where I'm pretty sure must be a wow experience if the 3D is good, though as I watched in 2D, I wouldn't know.

Things I quite liked:

And this is the part the spoiler-phobic should stear clear of )
Hello dear Yulegoat.

THANK YOU!!!! for being the person to write for me. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Things I generally like in fic: slash and gen; plot; snark; fluff; banter; happy endings; awesome characters being awesome; crack; twisty plots; AUs of the if-this-single-thing-had-gone-differently type; surprises.
Dislikes & squicks: non-con; a/b/o, seme/uke, sub/dom and any and all similar power dynamic tropes; very kinky sex (heavy bdsm, watersport, etc.); anachronisms; underage; kidfic; bestiality; mpreg; pwp; genderswap; incest; OC love interests; high-scool and coffeeshop AUs.

If you're the type to stalk your Yuletide victim before pouncing, your best bet these days would be to take a look at my tumblr.

Right, onwards to the prompts?

Freddy & Monstrene - Dennis Jürgensen )

Out of the Dark - David Weber )

European National Libraries )

One-Eyed Jack - Elizabeth Bear )
Books )

Comics )

Total number of books and comics read this month: 23
Currently reading: 1016 : The Danish Conquest of England by Per Ullidtz and The Mythos Dossier by enough people that I'd need to use [et al.] if I was cataloging it for work.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 188
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( Sep. 28th, 2016 08:03 pm)
Do you ever sit down and read a book and just grow more and more convinced that it started life as fanfiction? Not even any particular fanfiction, just - there’s something about it. Something about the characters, something about the tropes and the narrative, something about the choice of slang terms and the year it was published, leaving you to suspect that this might have, once upon a time, started life as a Prison Break Space Opera AU. (Okay, the Prison Break bit might have more to do with me currently being into Coldwave and basically picturing Mike and Keelan as if played by Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell...)

And I’m a little sad that I didn’t read it sooner, because the yuletide nominations are closed - then again, it’s the first book in a trilogy, all of which is published and right there to be read. Next year, though. Next year.

A bit of google-fu later and apparently Svolgart has also published paranormal romance m/m novels in English under a pseudonym, This does not exactly lessen my suspicions. Also, apparently Livets Barske Lektie will be published in English under the title of “Learning the Hard Way”. Which would make the yuletide fic more realistic to hope for, though part of what is cool about the book is that it’s in Danish, you know? Oh well…
So, I was at the library tonight, and for no particular reason (okay, I was trying to see if I could take the pokestop behind the library without having to actually go behind the library) I wandered into the children's library and spotted the new edition of Knusum Kranikum on display, so I picked it up to see if I could tell what was new about it.

It had a foreword.

Talking about how Dennis Jürgensen had felt they needed an update, because back when they were written - in the late 80s - Catharina and Arnold didn't have access to all these newfangled things like internet and cell phones. And I'm just - why?

Yes, yes, new readers, and I know I'm not the target audience for the new editions, but - I just. Why? (I'm feeling a bit like when I heard that they'd started publishing brand new The Three Investigators stories - apparently the German publishers kept the series going and going?)

Well, at least I suppose it's a good thing I didn't nominate "Krøniker fra Kvæhl" for Yuletide.
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( Sep. 20th, 2016 06:18 pm)
You get an e-mail from Nordisk Film about a free Westworld event at the cinema. You call trying to get a ticket, but all lines are busy. You go pokemon hunting for a bit, then try again, only now the automated message has changed and now it's saying that event is sold out. (Is it sold out if the thing was free in the first place? Nevermind...)

Typical.

Apart from that I'm just sitting down to watch the first episode of the second season of Lucifer - which is premiering almost no time after the end of season one. Unlike Vikings, who just announced that season 4B will only be a fall show for literally less than a handfull of hours...

Apart from Lucifer, I've finished watching Justified (I will miss Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder's fucked up frenemy thing - even though these last couple seasons I grew to dislike Raylan and they barely interacted for far too long.)

And I just watched the entire run of Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Jail. Which is less than ten minutes, but a fairly fun webseries about a couple of women prisoners in the 1920s, though I'm not confident enough in my knowledge of the roaring 20s to dare to offer it for Yuletide. Hey, [personal profile] calvinahobbes, might this be something you'd like?

Speaking of Yuletide - two down, one to go.

Oh, and I'm trying to get people to write Coldwave Creature AUs fanfics, which lead me to write a centaur!Mick Rory in the wild west ficlet.

The Start of a Beautiful Friendship (1520 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mick Rory/Leonard Snart
Characters: Mick Rory, Leonard Snart
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Western, Coldwave Creature AU Extravaganza, Centaurs, First Meeting
Summary:He’s working for the mine when he meets Snart.

That, in and of itself, isn’t exactly surprising. Mick’s been working in mines since that day when he, barely a half-grown colt at the time, had followed the crazy old Scot who had shacked up with his mother down the mine shaft and watched him set the charges.

He’d never looked back.

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( Sep. 13th, 2016 09:16 pm)
It is a good and sensible and logical decision to merge The Royal Library and the State Library, because frankly, it's a bit silly to have two national libraries. But it is a sad thing that they are apparently going to abandoned the name The Royal Library, because it's been The Royal Library for more than 300 years, you know?

I bet it's the royals who want their crown back, the same way they went after all those inns...

Nevermind me, I'm just spending time writing a silly crossover between the MCU and CW's DC verse.

Little Spider Lost (9668 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Parker, Leonard Snart, Mick Rory
Additional Tags: Crossover, Alternate Universes
Summary: One moment you're in the middle of a huge superhero fight in an airport in some bit of Germany you probably couldn't even find on a map, doing your level best to be an awesome superhero and impress Mr. Stark, the next there's a bright red light that envelops the entire world. The moment after that you're standing (somewhat unsteadily) on the top of a skyscraper, staring out at a city you've never seen before.
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( Sep. 9th, 2016 05:18 pm)
It occurred to me yesterday, as I was considering what to nominate for Yuletide, that I'd give almost anything for a good, well-acted tv show version of Dennis Jürgensen's "Krøniker fra Kvæhl" novels.

I mean, imagine it. The books are pure 80s nostalgia at this point - so, the scenes set in our world would ride the same wave that "Stranger Things" and "Super-8", that sort of thing is playing with. And then the scenes in Kvæhl - not photorealistic, not obviously cgi, no, no, no. Gimme 80s fantasy - gimme "Legend" and "Labyrinth", deep and dark and twisted and with just a touch of the Warhammer game's aesthetic. Animatronics and practical effects and lots and lots of mist.

Just imagine it.

But this is Denmark and no, they're never going to make anything even remotely like that, are they? :-(

(I've just noticed that apparently the series was published in what Tellerup is claiming is a heavily revised and expanded edition a few years ago - I'm almost afraid to even consider ordering them from the library. What if they are ruined? Or if my love of those books are only nostalgia?)
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