luciazephyr: golden tiger with pale green eyes ([DF] tyger tyger...)
Hey guys.

We are not going to talk about the fucking travesty that is the Cold Days sample chapters. I'm doing that enough on Tumblr anyway.

Time for some fic. It'll go up with my Amnesty Kink Bingo square. Yep, I still plan on doing a full bingo, even past deadline.

Title: Diplomatic Resolution
Fandom: The Dresden Files, Dresden/Marcone.
Ratings/Warnings: Explicit for sexual content.
Summary: I don’t usually have much of a head for politics, unless it involves abusing loopholes to keep myself un-executed, but I was pretty sure politicking didn’t usually lead to lazing around in bubble baths. (Decadence Square fill for Kink Bingo)

Here at AO3!
luciazephyr: Dress in Drag and Marry the Doctor! ([DW] Book of the Still. Really happened.)
oops I tripped and wrote Eighth Doctor Adventure fic.

Title: with apologies to richard siken
Warnings: Some violent imagery.
Summary: Let's say the Devil is played by two men. We'll call them Fitz. (Eight/Fitz. Take-off of Siken’s “You Are Jeff”)

Notes: Thank you to LJ user lelek for the short-notice beta. 8D

Read it at AO3.
luciazephyr: Eight looking dreamy and lost ([DW] The Romantic Amnesiac)
Does any Eighth Doctor Adventures fan still follow me?

I need a beta. I need a beta hardcore.

I'm writing a Fitz Kreiner character study in the style of Richard Siken's "You Are Jeff".

5

Let's say the Devil is played by two men. We'll call them Fitz. The one that you left has gone rotten in his middle, soured like milk left out for two thousand years. The other isn't Fitz, but you don't remember that, and that's about the same thing. He plays the role so well. It'd take more than the naked eye to see the faults in the performance, and it's rude to criticize the actor before the curtain's down.

Sit back. Enjoy the show. Wait for intermission.


halp.
luciazephyr: Dress in Drag and Marry the Doctor! ([DW] Book of the Still. Really happened.)
1. So I just spent a full week reteaching myself computer information systems and web scripting after the drama of the move wrecked my college, right? And I succeeded (my teacher says he anticipates a huge recovery in my grade from all my catch-up work) for all intents and purposes.

Basically, Saturday was the first day in three solid weeks that I had to myself. No obligations, no moving, nothing to worry about for 24 hours.

So obviously my period decides to arrive that morning and incapacitate me for the duration.

My luck, guys. My fucking luck.


2. I HAVE DISCOVERED JOHN GREEN'S CRASH COURSE: WORLD HISTORY SERIES. oh my gooooood this shit is fascinating as fuck and hilarious and Green's enthusiasm for history makes it VERY easy to learn. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT ABOUT SNAILS! TELL ME MORE, JOHN GREEN! /chinhands


3. I realized yesterday that I haven't visited LJ to do anything but reply to comments in months. So it's gone from my bookmark bar. Do folks still use LJ? Whyyyyy. Come to DW, it's better in pretty much every way.


4. I am excited for Elementary and the next person to claim they are ripping off BBC Sherlock will be fed to a lion. This summarizes my feelings on the matter well:


A tweet by user peasantings saying "I'm really glad Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came back from the grave, and told Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat 'worry about my brand.'"

Moffat, shut your mouth and go ruin some more female characters or whatever it is you do in your free time.


5. So. Fic. I'm settled in Florida and despite the fact I fucking hate being here and everything about this fucking state (ask my about my grandmother's racism sometime), I am slowly getting back into the swing of writing again. I have a shortish one-shot Dresden fic that is half Binz's fault and half thisfishflies's fault about Harry wearing nail polish.

(Actually it's mostly Binz's fault because if you get her talking about Harry's idealization of femininity, she will give you Ideas about Harry embracing parts of himself he feels he's not allowed to and you will get Feels and it will suck, but seriously, if Binz wants to talk at you about this, let her, it's fascinating and full of feels.)

(Also, the fic is called Hand Jobs, WHICH I WANT TO ESTABLISH WAS BINZ'S IDEA. NOT MINE.)

So that'll eventually get posted. Then it's time for some fucking Matter of Chicago renewal, aaaaw yeeeeah.


6. 100% unrelated to Dresden, I have been slowly writing a Dragon Age: Origins fic that's pretty much me dealing with the game's lack of dealing with issues of anti-elf racism and the fact the City Elf origin revolves around rape and sexual assault. It's not grimdark, but it's pretty serious. Totally unbeta'ed though. For the curious: oh, bring me a love that can sweeten a sword.


7. I don't believe in uppercased letters in titles okay? okay.


8. So on Tumblr for some inexplicable reason there has been a random renaissance of The 10th Kingdom, a miniseries you probably never heard of but it was amazing, okay? It was a post-modern twist on fairy tales and had some really stellar writing and some of the most interesting characters ever. And this 10K renaissance reminded me of my love for the protagonist, Virginia Lewis, and that in turn made me think about the Characters I Have Loved. I came up with four, and I'm going to briefly share them with you under the cut.

Characters Lucy Has Really Strong Feelings About )

10. Hey, anyone have any advice on getting cheap airplane flights? Or maybe have some coupon codes lying around? Just wondering.
luciazephyr: Old Spice Guy, tempting you with DIAMONDS. ([Misc] two tickets to that thing you LOV)
Hey guys hey. One of my fics got podficced! Oh my god, it's glorious. 8D [livejournal.com profile] lily_wordsmith podficced Civisking (or, the one where Harry accidentally becomes a Wyldfae lord).

It's like. Really good. Not just saying that because it's a podfic of something of mine (!!!!!), it's excellent. Go check it out! 8D 8D 8D

just just aaaaaah

David Tennant looking haggard with about eight cigarettes in his hands with the text I CAN'T DO IT.
luciazephyr: sketch of a black woman looking slyly sideways, her face sharp and pretty, and her hair pulled back, curls hanging down ([MISC] 3 2 1 lets jam)
and I don't mean just apologizing for not having written more yet

Story discussion, some problems I have with the story, and what it means to me as a writer )

So yeah. Those are my thoughts right now. Actual dictionary-definition ambivalence.
luciazephyr: shady individual lurking, beware ([Misc] Ian's an IRL lurker)
So a little while ago, some asshole called Mefista went on the Dresden Files TV Tropes page and deleted all the slash fic recs. I had a bit of a fit, flipped some tables, reverted the page, et cetera. Also happened to tell Grene that in retaliation, I was gonna write some gay porn.

Aaaaand then I did. And it was terrible, but Grene said I should post it. So here it is.


Fic: Completely self-indulgent Bakery AU porn
NSFW due to sex, sliiiight kink, because John likes Harry's aprons. Takes place after Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop concludes.

this has no real value, but whatever, it's fluff and a bit of porn. )
luciazephyr: Book of the Still, the time traveler's lifeline (Default)
The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop is now up on AO3 for your Kindle fanfic collections or whatever. The first two chapters have been revised, though I bet I've missed a few typos. I'll hopefully catch them later.

Next up: Bringing back The Matter of Chicago. :thumbs up:



Also, rented Saints Row the Third, mostly because I've needed something to play.

My advice to y'all: don't. That's eight dollars I'll never get back. Now I just want SR2 again.
luciazephyr: ice figs, one sliced in half to expose it's center of sky blue stain over white fruit flesh, extremely pretty ([Misc] food porn is the best porn)
Title: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (6/6)
Pairings: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Warnings/Content: Explicit sex, food porn, past child abuse, oblique reference to self-harm, serious portrayal of a character dealing with past trauma, realistic depiction of a panic attack, and abandonment issues, but now, finally, some romantic fluff. ♥
Summary: In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
Word Count: This chapter: 10,840 Overall: 42,710. Not too shabby.

Act Six: after the savoy truffle )








Author's Note, music mix, and other miscellanea. )
luciazephyr: ice figs, one sliced in half to expose it's center of sky blue stain over white fruit flesh, extremely pretty ([Misc] food porn is the best porn)
Title: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (5/6)
Pairings: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Warnings/Content: Explicit sex, food porn, past child abuse, oblique reference to self-harm, serious portrayal of a character dealing with past trauma, realistic depiction of a panic attack, and abandonment issues, but now, finally, some romantic fluff. ♥
Summary: In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
Word Count: 6,732.

Notes: LOOK, THIS WAS TOTALLY GOING TO BE FIVE PARTS, BUT THE CHAPTER BROKE 12,000 WORDS AND BINZ WAS LIKE "just split it dude" AND I WAS LIKE "OKAY". So now it's six.


Act Five: I feel your taste all the time we're apart )
luciazephyr: Old Spice Guy, tempting you with DIAMONDS. ([Misc] two tickets to that thing you LOV)
The Matter of Chicago got recced by [personal profile] thefourthvine! holy shit!

ffffff "The One in Which We Learn What Happens When You Hire a Wizard as an Interior Designer."

I feel so internet famous now.


Lucy: HEY DOES THIS MEAN I'M A BNF NOW? 8O
Cyprinella: You thought you weren't before?
Lucy: ... oh god don't say shit like that, it's terrifying D8
luciazephyr: a black porcelain cup with a tea bag waiting inside. ([Misc] my greatest addiction-- tea)
Title: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (4/legit 5 okay)
Pairings: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Warnings/Content: OKAY THIS IS GETTING RIDIC. Let's go down the once-again revised list: Explicit sex, food porn, past child abuse, oblique reference to self-harm, serious portrayal of a character dealing with past trauma, realistic depiction of a panic attack, and abandonment issues. JFC, I couldn't fail fluff fic harder if I tried.
Summary: In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
Word Count: 7,999. Um. Yeah.

Author's Note: oh god, this had all the betas. Polaris, Grene, Binz, and Sam. You guys. Srsly.


Act Four: what is sweet now turns so sour )

Unrelatedly, for the curious, I'm doing a Dresden Files Fannish Safari on tomorrow's Slash Report podcast. Also, if you aren't listening to the Slash Report, you are missing out on hilarity and great thinky thoughts.
luciazephyr: ice figs, one sliced in half to expose it's center of sky blue stain over white fruit flesh, extremely pretty ([Misc] food porn is the best porn)
Title: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (3/4 or 5)
Pairings: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Warnings/Content: Eventual explicit sex, references to past child abuse, and one oblique reference to possible self-harm. and a character trying to deal with unresolved past trauma in a serious way.
Summary: In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
Word Count: 5881

Author's Note: Please note the trigger warning's revised to reflect upcoming plot. Thanks to [personal profile] polarisnorth, [personal profile] grenegome, [personal profile] binz, [personal profile] samjohnsson, and [personal profile] lightgetsin for help on this chapter. And to [personal profile] sidhebeingbrand for inspiring the apron thing. Yeah. Seriously. This fic seems to take a village.


Act Three: coconut fudge really blows down those blues )
luciazephyr: Mordin, looking regretful ([ME] you have to live with it)
So I am doing much better since my last entry. I had a minor epiphany about myself that will help me in the long run. Thank you, everyone, for the encouragement. So many tears were shed because of ya'll. ALL THE TEARS.

I'm plugging away at the Bakery AU, because it's a fun, relaxing fic to work on. Here's a small sample of the next chapter: Pyromania runs in the family )

It gets sillier from then on out. 8D Sooooo many shenanigans in store.


Student loans are coming in next month! I am tres excited. It'll help our financial situation a lot. And there should be about $200 left over after bills are paid. Whoo. I have, like, a list of shit I want to do.

  1. Put aside a little money for Mass Effect 3, Saints Row 3, and Journey. Literally the only games I give a shit about this year. I haven't bought a game since Little Big Planet 2. Not a good year for gaming. But I am getting the Special Edition of ME3. Going to sell back a bunch of books and such to pay for part of it. FUN FACT: I don't buy new games. Everything I get is used. Except ME3. I am getting that fucker opening night.


  2. Oddly enough, I'm thinking about getting Minecraft. Maybe. It's only $20(?), but I still wish there was a demo. It seems fun but I'm unsure if I'd actually like it. But I wanna try. Maybe. I dunno. I REALLY LIKED MINECRAFT CLASSIC? But. $20.


  3. Buy some cloth and learn to sew! It may help me. I don't buy clothes because nothing fits my bust, but if I can sew, I can make shit that'll hold my massive boobs, thus solving the problem. And it's more indie cred to make your own clothes anyway, amirite?


So yeah. But for now: PoliSci homework and Bakery AU.

Also: Brew some tea. Silver sent me some AMAZING SAMPLES. I found a great blend: vanilla rooibos + Himalayan Splendor. Sweet with a bite. ♥

Just realized-- I should just take March 6 though 8 off work to play through Mass Effect 3. You think I'm kidding, but I'm really not. ME is important to me on a level I can't really explain.
luciazephyr: a black porcelain cup with a tea bag waiting inside. ([Misc] my greatest addiction-- tea)
Title: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (2/3 or 4)
Pairings: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Warnings/Content: Eventual explicit sex, references to past child abuse (Justin is evil in every AU), and one oblique reference to possible self-harm.
Summary: In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
Word Count: 6260

Act One

Act Two: a ginger sling and a pineapple heart )


okay, next up: MoC chapter. :nods, gets to work:
luciazephyr: Future!Cas's beautiful, sad smile. ([SPN] smile like you mean it)
Jesus fuck it's hot. It's 5PM and almost 110 degrees here. This is ridiculous.

Also, because the Bakery AU and MoC are not enough for me, I'm starting yet another fill on the kinkmeme.

And Grene has written the first Ghost Story-compliant fill! Four for you, Grenegome, you go Grene! It's very good and very funny. If you've read GS, go look.


God, sometimes it legit shocks me how much I've written in this fandom. Like, I tend to think of myself as a one-trick-pony with MoC, but I've also done a ton of fills. I collected six or so of them on AO3, but when I go through only kinkmeme posts, I keep finding shit I do not remember writing. Weird. I need to eventually go collect all my fills and put them up on AO3.

Ah well. Time to attempt to make a quesadilla. Never tried before, we'll see how it goes.
luciazephyr: Book of the Still, the time traveler's lifeline (Default)
1. Thanks to everyone's kind words about... the last entry. I've been without reliable internet for the last four days, so I haven't been replying, which makes me an asshole, but the kind words mean the world to me right now.

2. In brighter news, I am packing my things because I'm going back to MO tomorrow! Yay! SO MUCH YAY. Out of this stressful fucking state, back home where it is boring, but I'm less likely to need to hide in the bathroom and cry because something my family said. Whoop.

3. Without internet, I've been unable to work on AAAAAANYTHING, which has driven me partially nuts. See, I work out of Google Docs, but no internet = no MoC, no bakery AU. But given my long flight tomorrow, I should get a good swath of the bakery AU's next part done. So all ya'll clamoring for more, I'm getting to it. Sorry about that.

4. Randomly started listening to Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B. on YouTube because I loved them on Janelle Monae's songs. Wow. Good stuff, maybe the first hip-hop I've ever liked. Huh.


More packing to do now, ta~
luciazephyr: Future!Cas's beautiful, sad smile. ([SPN] smile like you mean it)
Title: The Stars and Scones Bakery and Coffee Shop (1/3)
Pairings: Harry Dresden/John Marcone
Warnings/Content: Eventual explicit sex, references to past child abuse (Justin is evil in every AU), and one oblique reference to possible self-harm. (Yes, this is the Happy Fun AU I was talking about. I possibly fail at Happy Fun AUs?)
Summary: In which Harry is the best baker in Chicago, but still ends up starting a few fires along the way.
Word Count: 4998

Act One: a coffee dessert, yes you know it's good news )
luciazephyr: Harry's pentacle, glinting in the bright Chicago night ([DF] unlikely symbols of faith)
Have been working very hard since getting to Florida. Half the point of coming was to get money (I make a full $3 more per hour here than back home) and it'd been rough, but good. I'll be off Monday through Thursday and will likely be going to the beach and writing MoC in that time. I cannot tell ya'll how excited I am about the White Court arc. I mean really. John Marcone, I preemptively apologize to you, honey.

And Florida is so crazy. THEY HAD GELATO AT THE STORE. I BOUGHT SOME. IT WAS DELICIOUS. I feel like I'm either going to lose a ton of weight from working in the heat and barely eating or I'm going to gain a lot because I am turning into a bit of a foodie and this is the only place I can actually get interesting food. They have multiple Whole Foods around here. To a rural Missourian like me, that is very exciting. 8D


I ALSO SHOWED UP HERE RIGHT BEFORE THE LOCAL PRIDE PARADE. This guy, David, invited me along with him, his partner, and their adopted kids. I am so so so so tempted to go but... Grandmum doesn't know I'm gay and I'm not sure I want to tell her. But it's nice to meet someone who's been gay and has good things to show for it. David seems so completely in love and happy, I'm kind of crazy jealous. It's just... nice to sit and talk to someone who gives me a little hope that hey, maybe being gay doesn't completely suck. You know?


Anyway. I saw this on the FList. Doubt anything will come of it, but whatever.

THE FANFICTION LOVE MEME

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