such_heights: matt, karen and arthur hugging with matt making a smoochy face at arthur (who: matt/karen/arthur [smooch])
2013 was not a very high output year for me, creatively. I spent the first six months ludicrously busy, and the latter half of the year trying to find my groove again.

masterlist and some thoughts )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: morgana [the past is prologue | stars)
Huh, apparently I was busy across a variety of formats last month.

Fic & podfic for [ profile] dogdaysofsummer:

Two Steps Back (inc. podfic)
Remus busies himself at the stove while Sirius looks around, a strange, tight feeling in his chest as he takes in the life that Remus has built without him.
Harry Potter ; Remus/Sirius ; PG-13 ; 1100 words

All The Umbrellas In London (and podfic)
Harry Potter ; Remus/Sirius ; PG-13 ; 800 words

Fic & a vid for [community profile] kink_bingo:

For a long moment, everything is still, Jack and Gwen's hands entwined over Ianto's rapidly-beating heart, and Ianto doesn't know what happens now.
Torchwood ; Jack/Gwen/Ianto ; adult ; 1500 words

Your Skin Like A Canvas
Morgana felt as though she were anointing Gwen in hidden places.
Gwen/Morgana ; PG-13 ; 600 words

Kaylee was idly leafing through the things Inara kept on top of her dresser when she found the feather.
Kaylee/Inara ; adult ; 1000 words

Possibilities Unfurling
Rodney could imagine John's look of thoughtful creativity, the way his eyes narrowed while he planned his next move, Rodney's body like a mission.
John/Rodney ; adult ; 1300 words

VID: Many Hands
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (skins: emily/naomi)
things I wrote in April, and March because I forgot )


How it is May, what? Excuse me while I rock quietly in a corner, muttering to myself about Big Bang and VVC. *whimper*


Lots of exciting fannish things continue apace! Your input is requested in many areas:

[personal profile] oxoniensis is polling about when to hold the next Porn Battle
The good souls of Remix have some questions about possible changes to qualifying stories and inclusion of RPF. (Also, though I warn you this will suck you into a timedrain of constant refreshing, [ profile] remixredux09 has the BEST HEADER EVER, omg. Hot people with guns! <3)
[ profile] femslash09 wants votes on which fandoms to include as listed fandoms in this year's round 1


1 I am glad to see lots of fandoms making good showings there. (Merlin! Leverage! Pushing Daisies!) but especially so to see Skins. This leads me to believe there may be some decent stories out there. Emily/Naomi recs, anyone? I am inherently lazy, and if no one points me in any other direction I'll just end up watching [ profile] obsessive24's Soil, Soil over and over. Oh, that's right, I do that anyway. :D Drive-by rec - it is some seriously gorgeous editing and also ADORABLE, and led me to check out the rest of Skins S3, having not bothered previously. I feel like I could say something or other about how startlingly well they wrote Emily and Naomi's storylines, considering the epic soap opera that is Skins, but mostly I just want to draw big hearts around them. Much like the show itself does!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (merlin: the past is prologue)
Someone Else's Shoes
"This has happened before?" Gwen asked. Tosh really didn't know why she sounded surprised.
Torchwood ; Tosh, Gwen (background canon pairings) ; PG-13 ; 3500 words ; bodyswap!fic

The Shorter Hours
Merlin shrugged agreeably, self-preservation winning out over the truth of the matter.
Merlin ; Merlin, Arthur (gen-to-preslash) ; PG-13 ; 6000 words ; spoilers for 1x13

no more yielding
The first burst of snow fell on Camelot all day.
Merlin ; Morgana/Gwen, Merlin/Arthur ; PG-13 ; 950 words

VID: Glorious [multi-fandom]


Now, it's definitely a terrible idea for me to sign up for [ profile] bigbangblackout, even though it is a challenge All About Sirius and it looks very well-run and I did check, and I could use an existing 'verse, and so I could, theoretically, use this as an opportunity to get into gear and finally write what is probably the last long HP story I've got in me. Theoretically. Like I said, though, terrible idea. More generally, though, I am watching the comm gleefully, it's well worth checking out!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (other: fairy tales)
Forging Fate (The Worlds Collide)
Asriel has never believed in destiny.
His Dark Materials ; Lord Asriel (Asriel/Marisa) ; PG-13 ; 1400 words ; written for Yuletide.

Remember Me As A Time Of Day
In an open field, under a morning sky, two women sleep.
Merlin ; Morgana/Gwen ; PG-13 ; 1400 words ; amnesia!fic

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
"We tried everything, Jack," Gwen said mournfully. "I'm sorry."
Torchwood ; Jack, Gwen, Ianto ; G ; 700 words ; gen and silliness ; written for [ profile] redismycolour

Doctor Who & Torchwood ; various pairings ; 4400 words ; PG-13

the one where the team are snails
John missed things like opposable thumbs and the ability to put some of his crap down occasionally, but having a shell was pretty cool, especially after Teyla-snail had helped him decorate.
Stargate Atlantis ; Team ; G ; 600 words

A Manner Of Speaking
Jack talks pretty much continuously in bed.
Torchwood ; Jack/Ianto ; R ; 600 words

Rise and Fall
Gwen checks and pours over every joint in Morgana's armour, pressing her hands over the metal plates.
Merlin ; Morgana/Gwen ; PG-13 ; 500 words

VID: Oh What A World
Doctor Who; the Doctor

Word Count - 11,600 words written, 8200 words first posted this month.


[ profile] tardis_bigbang author sign-ups are open from now until the 15th! (Artists have until April.) I'd throw my name in now, but I have no idea what I'm going to write yet.

possible options )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: jack blue)
I taught myself how to make videos this year! It was very thrilling.

the year that was: vids )

meme questions! )


Fic round up! (Distinctly longer.)

the year that was: stories )

Statistics etc:

Word count: roughly 100,000.
Story count: 44
Fandoms: 8 [HP: 15, TW: 14, Who: 6, HDM: 2, SGA: 2, Crossovers: 1, Good Omens: 1, Skins: 1, Firefly: 1, Merlin: 1]
Genres: 18 m/m, 17 gen, 4 m/f, 3 f/f, 2 mixed.
Most written pairing: Remus/Sirius at 8 stories, with Jack/Ianto a close second. You're all shocked, I can tell.
Most written character: Jack Harkness clocks in with appearances in 14 stories. Heh.

meme questions! )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: john/rodney)
Harry Potter

Let's Call This Whole Day Off
In which Remus has research fatigue, Sirius gets into a fight, and sleep is a long-overdue luxury.
Remus/Sirius ; PG ; 900 words


A Change Is Gonna Come
When Jack first arrived in 1941, he read up on the social mores of the period, then chose to completely ignore them. It's not like he was planning on staying.
Jack, Jack/various ; PG-13 ; 2400 words

VID: Brianstorm
Guns! Aliens! Explosions! Welcome to Cardiff.

Stargate: Atlantis

The Twilight & The Peace
"You're a sentimental old fool, you do know that?"
McKay/Sheppard ; PG ; 1100 words ; a snippet of the far future

Your Last Best Chance
Other friends make out drunkenly at parties, they apparently kiss when at death's maw most dire. It's a long time since anyone's accused either of them of being functional, after all.
McKay/Sheppard ; PG-13 ; 2800 words ; spoilers through 5x14


And yes, that does pretty much tell you everything you need to know about how my NaNo went. *sigh* At least the story exists now, and has words and so on. Just... not all that many.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (dw: tardis)
Posted In October:

Give Me That Unbridled Sky
Torchwood ; Jack/Ianto, the Doctor ; PG ; 3000 words ; for [ profile] cherryfeather
"So when you said we were going somewhere a little different tonight, you meant--" / "Anywhere in time and space."

Four Ways Jack and Gwen Fell In Love, And One Way They Didn't
Torchwood ; Jack/Gwen, Gwen/Rhys, Jack/Ianto, Jack/Gwen/Ianto ; PG-13 ; 1700 words
Four AUs off different bits of Torchwood, and one coda to 'Something Borrowed'.

In An Interstellar Burst
Doctor Who ; Donna, Rose/Martha ; PG-13 ; 3000 words ; 'Journey's End' AU
Donna's got a teleport, Rose has an aversion to beaches, and maybe Martha's not quite as done with all of this as she thought. Next stop: everywhere.

Just Save The First Edition For Me
Good Omens ; Aziraphale/Crowley ; PG ; 900 words ; for [ profile] melandry
In which Aziraphale accidentally sells a book, and finds himself dangerously near to parting with another.

Prompt Ficbits [Whoverse, Firefly, SGA, HDM, HP]
(sorry I didn't get to more of these in the end, by the by!)

VID: Butterflies and Hurricanes
Torchwood ; Gwen


And now, NaNo calls. Oh my.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: jack)
Posted In September:

Late Bloom
Harry Potter ; Remus/Sirius ; PG-13 ; 10,000 words ; AU
Sirius, the dutiful eldest son of the mighty Black family, has almost entirely lost his own hopes and dreams. An unexpected meeting with a long-forgotten friend might just change everything.

I Heard A Whisper (The Way I Might Have Been)
Torchwood (& Doctor Who) ; Jack/Ianto ; PG-13 ; 10,000 words ; spoilers through 'Journey's End'
The whole world's in danger, if Ianto's to believe the bloke who's showed up claiming to be his time-travelling parallel universe boyfriend. It's the start of a funny old week.

The Alien-Fighters' Social Club
Torchwood/Stargate: Atlantis ; Team Torchwood & Team Sheppard ; PG-13 ; 2500 words
Sheppard and his team were to stay based with Torchwood Three until such a time as the Daedalus was in orbit. A chance to improve inter-organisational relations, apparently.

The Light In My Eyes Is Strange
Doctor Who ; Rose, Jack ; PG ; 1000 words ; 'Journey's End' missing scene
Rose knows the answer and it makes it hard to ask. "What have I done to you?"

Tristan, a Jack vid


I didn't get as many things finished off this month as I would have liked, which leaves me with a lot to attempt to rattle off before I am engulfed by NaNo. Top of the list are the sequel to 'Late Bloom' and the Ianto inna TARDIS (working title) story for [ profile] cherryfeather.


And now, some recs. Because I always get excited when I find interesting or unusual Torchwood fic. (One of these days, when I've decided I definitely have the time, I want to look into starting up a sort of Torchwood version of [ profile] quibbler_report.)

Call Me On Your Wedding Day, We'll Grow Flowers In The Morgue, by [ profile] paperclipbitch
Torchwood, PG-13, Owen/Katie, Ianto/Lisa, Katie/Lisa
“We’re aftershocks.”

This is so perfectly Torchwood - odd, morbid, a little unsettling, and just very tragic. In which Owen and Ianto are left behind, and Jack is distant, and Katie and Lisa are just... elsewhere.

The Five Greatest Deaths of Jack Harkness' Life (Sort Of), by [ profile] shadowsaine
Torchwood, PG-13, Jack/Ianto, Jack/others
Jack has done this dozens of times, every one different, every one the same. Except this time.

In which Jack tells stories. It's Jack/Ianto as a framing device, but really this is about Jack, his life and his many, many deaths, from the absurd to the heroic. It's also desperately sad by the end, you have been warned.

Flowers For His Mother, by [ profile] happi_feet
Torchwood, G, Jack
"A stranger rolls into a small town on the Boeshane peninsula, and while his clothing and accent are strange he knows things most offworlders don't know, like how to perform the intricate tea ritual and all the old songs..."

In which Jack goes home. The writing of this is beautiful.

The Sins Of Adam, part one and part two, by [ profile] neadods
Doctor Who, PG-13, Nine, Jack, Rose
So - what would the Doctor make of having Captain Jack running around his TARDIS, especially so soon after what happened with Adam in The Long Game?

The Doctor is perfect in this -- Nine! I miss you! -- and it's exactly the kind of thing glossed over by canon but perfect for fanfic. It's clever and funny and says an awful lot about the developing dynamic of the original OT3. [ profile] neadods has got me pretty much convinced this must have happened.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (hp: snitch)
Harry Potter:

Sailed On Shooting Stars
Weddings don't change anything that really matters.
Remus/Sirius, PG, 900 words.

The Basic Art Of Communication
Wherein chaos is unleashed, Lily Evans proves corruptible, and Sirius is trying to say something important, probably.
Remus/Sirius, PG-13, 3500 words. For [ profile] rs_games.

Four Gen Ficbits
featuring Marlene McKinnon, Remus and Minerva, Neville and Slughorn, Harry and James.

Doctor Who:

Your History Written In Stars And Time
Donna's forgotten. The universe hasn't.
Donna, PG, 1500 words, spoilers for 'Journey's End'.

Going Home
Come home, come home, home to my warm embrace.
Ensemble finale cast, canon pairings, PG, 1400 words, a 'Journey's End' coda.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: jack looking down)
Written In June:

Harry Potter

Baby Names
James, Lily, Sirius
PG, 600 words
Coming up with names proves more challenging than previously imagined. For [ profile] trowicia.


I've Got A Diary, You Have All The Time In The World
Jack/Ianto, Gwen
PG-13, 2000 words
Jack's never really understood the point of celebratory days. For [ profile] onehundredmoons.

Night Of The Living Dead
Team Torchwood
PG-13, 1000 words
The zombie apocalypse comes to Cardiff. Inspired by Blog Like It's The End Of The World.

Doctor Who

Everybody Knows That--
the Doctor, Donna
PG, 600 words
"So," she says. "So," he agrees. A coda to 'Forest of the Dead'.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (hp: quill)
Harry Potter:
The Tyranny of Petty Things (The Unconquered Skies Remix)
Moving into Number 12, Grimmauld Place is like starting a war. Sirius tries to fight it as best he can.
Remus/Sirius, PG-13, 5000 words. A remix of [ profile] rian219's original.

The Rumour Mill
People really do focus on the strangest things.
Ginny/Luna, PG-13, 3000 words. Written for [ profile] lgbtfest.

Snatches of Time (Bring Me Back, Bring Me Back)
There are some events in one's life that seem set. Thing is, that rarely takes into account certain mysterious blue boxes.
Torchwood/Doctor Who; Owen, the Doctor, Donna, team; Owen/Tosh; 2000 words.

stumbling, stopping; we outran death and fell
It's a weight they can hardly carry.
Team, PG-13, 1600 words. An Exit Wounds coda.


In the works: [ profile] churchontime (late! *hides*) and [ profile] rs_games (deadline v. soon! *hides*).
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: jack historical)
Posted in March:


Access Denied
Here lie sundry records and conversations pertaining to the changing situation of Torchwood Three circa the turn of the 21st century.
Jack, Suzie, PG, 1200 words.

There's nothing about Torchwood Ianto doesn't know; that's the deal.
Jack/Ianto, PG, 1300 words.

Should Probably Talk About It
There's not really much of a support network in the event of the death of your alien girlfriend. Tosh and Ianto make do.
PG, 2500 words.

Harry Potter:

The Perfect Blue
Neville's a friend with a problem, and Luna wants to help.
Luna, Neville, G, 1200 words.

His Dark Materials:

Within The Lapping Waves
"So that was how I stopped being a nun."
PG, 500 words. Mary/Alfredo.

Coming up: Remix, [ profile] lgbtfest, and alarming amounts of Torchwood fic. My poor, poor brain.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (hp: snitch)
Posted in February:

Harry Potter:

In The Room (Where People Come And Go)
New maternity brings guests.
Lily, ensemble. PG, 2000 words.

After The Agony In Stony Places
They'd kept vigil like this before now, and yet, the thought of anything happening to James, or to Remus - Remus, who only a few short weeks ago had just been a friend, and now--
Remus/Sirius, James, Peter, Lily, PG-13, 2800 words.

The Hardest Part
Andromeda's got a choice to make, she needs to make it soon.
Andromeda/Ted, the Black family, PG, 1700 words.


Connecting Strokes
It's all in the wrist, apparently.
Jack/Ianto, PG-13, 1000 words.

An Impeccable Source
After Martha, after Astrid, after everything, the Doctor finds himself drawn back to Earth.
The Doctor, G, 600 words.


Lovely, I am by and large pleased with those! And now, I wait for Remix, ooh.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (hp: quill)
All right, new thing I'm trying, we'll see if it sticks.

Posted in January:
(some of these were written as early as November, but such is the nature of exchanges I suppose.)

Harry Potter:

All Ye Faithful
HP, Neville, others
PG-13, 5700 words
Neville can't bear to leave Hogwarts in the holidays, but a happy Christmas may be hard to find.
-- I'm pleased I wrote this. One of the nice things about exchanges is how they often push me to try something new, and this was certainly that. Also, Neville. ♥

HP, Padma/Luna
PG-13, 3500 words
The first time Padma noticed Luna Lovegood, really noticed her, she was standing outside in the pouring rain.
-- I remain very fond of this one. If possible, I do believe it made me like Luna even more.

These Bright Lights Calling
HP, Remus/Sirius
PG-13, 1500 words
Seven times Remus thought he was invincible.
-- I've written these two so many times now that it's sometimes a bit tricky to find anything new worth saying. But I got there in the end - when in doubt, write vignettes, apparently! This let me remind myself about lots of little things I love about the Marauders.

Other Fandoms:

Make Believe
Skins, Cassie
PG, 1500 words
Queen Cassie would like to present herself to her royal court
-- Ah, Yuletide. This reminds me, actually, I'm really rather excited for Skins starting back up again!

Four Midsummers
His Dark Materials, Will
PG, 1500 words
Four of Will's Midsummer days.
-- A small sample of things I would still love to write about this lot, and yet manage to fail to get around to. One day, one day!

The Night Shift
Firefly, Kaylee, Wash, Zoe
PG, 1000 words
The stars shine bright when you can't sleep.
-- I love the language of this universe so, so much, and intend on further practice in manipulating it for my own devices. And the friendship between Kaylee and Wash is one of my favourite little things about the programme.

World Enough and Time
Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, team
PG-13, 900 words
Jack has never been more grateful for the here and now.
-- Or, basically, some of my personal canon for the Year That Never Was. With added Ianto, just because. :)


Coming up: I have my three (!) stories from [ profile] hp_quotathon to post; also, I have an idea floating around from the latest episode of Torchwood that I haven't really had time to work out the specifics of yet, but I'm hoping that will pop up soon.


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