timepiececlock: (Rose - Time War Ends)
Title: Tesseract

Characters: Penny & Sheldon, friendship/gen
Genre: Drama/Angst
Spoilers: very vaguely for Stewart
Challenge: "doomsday scenario"
Rating: PG
Length: 3,700 words, 20 minutes

Summary: The show is canceled. Two friends are caught up in the end of the world as we know it.

Audio Format: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Text Format: read @ the pit of voles

Comments: I poured my heart into this one, folks. I actually recommend the audio version first, because I’m terribly curious to hear someone’s reaction to listening to a fanfic they haven’t previously ‘read’ before. There's sound effects, even! But whichever you elect, I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks to Wikipedia for clear definitions of both the title and origin theory. Also, this would have turned out wildly different if I hadn't had the Donnie Darko soundtrack in the background, so thanks also to composer Michael Andrews.

Cross-posted to sheldon_penny comm and thebbtheory comm.
timepiececlock: (Booth/Brennan hug)
Title: Breathe That Fire Again . . . (mirror)
Spoilers: Season 2 finale
Rating: G, friendship
Time: 4:10 min
Text: read it @ FF.Net

Summary: [Theme: Homecoming] The hour is late and Dr. Sheldon Cooper cannot sleep.


Comments: This one is up on youtube for easy consumption! This is the first time I'm putting out a podfic that I've recorded and wrote. Not surprisingly, it's easier to record your own stuff! I think it's because I know exactly how a sentence should sound in my head, and I'm not trying to guess like I am with fic by other authors. I'm particularly pleased with this ficlet anyway; I'd say its my favorite one-shot I've done for S/P.


timepiececlock: (Fakir)
Title: Wobble
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lilyayl
Spoilers: Is set more or less now, just after Valentine's Day.
Reader: Rashaka
Rating: E for Everyone
Time: 25 min
Text: read it
Summary: Penny and Sheldon go stargazing. Fun times! Sheldon decides to thank Penny with Doctor Who, but ends up showing her the stars. (Pre-Ship)


Podfic Links:
MU - Part 1 | 5:16 | . . . (MF mirror)
MU - Part 2 | 4:39 | . . . (MF mirror)
MU - Part 3 | 5:48 | . . . (MF mirror)
MU - Part 4 | 6:50 | . . . (MF mirror)
MU - Part 5 | 2:56 | . . . (MF mirror)

Comments: Here's my first try at a longer fic...this is about 4300 words, and clocks at nearly half an hour. The length of a full episode! I separated them into five tracks for your listening ease. This was a big project for me to edit; it took me several hours. But I'm pleased with the result. I can't quite believe it's done! Comments are always appreciated.
timepiececlock: (Rashaka is my name)
In her recent post, [livejournal.com profile] apocalypsos wrote this:

I just like knowing what ideas I've got on hand even if I'm not going to use them, you know? I feel like I want to do like I did with Heroine Addiction, where I kinda just sat down and made a short list of stuff I either like to read about or write. So, "bisexuals" + "superheroes" + "wee little cafe" = FUNSIES. I'm just going to end up throwing, like, "disasters" and "wizards" and "gay romance" and "mpreg" and "reality TV" and "cooking" and "travel" and "surprise pregnancy stories" and anything else I can come up with at a wall and seeing what sticks.

I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea!' For my original fiction and for fanfic. So I tried it:



See full page under cut. The concept of a 'short list' wasn't one of those things that sticks. )

HERE HAVE SOME FUN. There's two, possibly three things that appear twice on the list. Notice them?

Also, there appear to be some interesting groupings that I'm afraid to say reveal certain things about my psyche. For example, one column goes: secrets, amoral killers, redemption, vampires, demons, politicians. Did I ever tell y'all I was a poli sci major?


After that, I typed them all up, printed them out, cut them into little fortune-cookie sized strips and have them sitting in a plastic CD stack lid that's turned upside down to be my desk's interpretation of a grab-bag.
timepiececlock: (Rashaka is my name)
Last Friday [livejournal.com profile] sheldon_penny had a special event for Fiction Friday, where they challenged the comm members to write 50 drabbles in 24 hours. We did it, it was a blast, and many people put out two or three offerings. I did some on page 1 and page 2, personally. The challenge themes were homecoming and future.

Out of that event, I decided to record one of [livejournal.com profile] irrel's very few fanfics onto audio podfic format, after she encouraged me insanely to try recording my own. After I gave it a try, I realized how fun it was, and now I'm kind of addicted. I've made several podfics over the weekend and today, mostly of other people but a couple of my own as well. I've gotten better at reading (you'll notice the differences in the links below), and just tonight I figured out how to remove hiss and have a clean background for the audio files! ...This actually makes me very excited, which shows how geeky I am. Anyway, it's kinda tiring for my voice. I have new respect for voice actors and narrators! ...I'm drinking a lot of tea and sucking on cough drops.


FANDOM: The Big Bang Theory
PAIRING: Penny/Sheldon

Title: "Just Dessert" [abridged]
Author: [livejournal.com profile] patronuscharms
Spoilers: mild post-season 2 finale
Notes: The final 2 parts of Patronus's 4-part fic. | Parts 1-2, text
Rating: PG-13
Time: 06:45 min
Text version: Parts 3-4
Summary: Penny and Sheldon experiment in baking. Fun times!

Title: "Both Perfect and Promising"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sinstralpride
Spoilers: season 2 finale
Rating: G
Time: 02:30 min
Text version: here
Summary: His homecoming was both grand and humble.

Title: "A Blanket and A Purpose"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] irrel
Spoilers: season 2 finale
Rating: G
Time: 02:00 min
Text version: here
Summary: Penny has something she's been holding onto for 3 whole months.

Title: "I'm Your Density"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fujiidom
Spoilers: none
Rating: G
Time: 03:30 min
Text version: here
Summary: Sheldon and Penny watch Back to the Future. Fun times!

Title: "Homecoming"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] deludedvision
Spoilers: none
Rating: G
Time: 02:30 min
Text version: here
Summary: The first time Sheldon Cooper finds himself on a ranch in Omaha, Nebraska, it's with Penny's hand in his.


So far I've limited myself to BBT fanfic and have been practicing the voices for those characters. (The ones I'll post tomorrow are probably the best example of impressions.) But after I'm comfortable with these I'll probably experiment with other fandoms!
timepiececlock: (Uhura Fucking Rocks The Universe)
1. http://nkjemisin.com/2009/04/ways-to-describe-characters-of-color/ [note: read comments for diverse examples/opinions]
2.
3.


This is a link I am posting for myself, so I can add it to my LJ memories. I have started a memories section specifically for posts that focus on writing/describing Characters of Color. I've read many of them this year, and probably should have started bookmarking them ages ago.

If anyone has more recs along this topic, I always appreciate new information. Book recs too! Particularly since this applies to two of my current OTPs: Katara/Zuko and Spock/Uhura. With K/Z fandom I've had my first experience of writing about CoCs in a world where the CoC's point of view is predominant and the palest characters are still CoCs by white viewing standards. I've been mostly able to skate by on the whole description thing because a) you generally don't have to describe characters much in fanfic, and b) the ethnic baseline is Asian, not White/European like I'm used to, so I more described the differences between the Asian cultures represented than the difference between White and Asian. Also, the darker half of my OTP--Katara--- is visually presented as South Asian / Inuit, not Black, and I'm just realizing now that until Uhura/Spock, I've never had an OTP with a Black female character before, at least not one that I've written fic for. It's always been White, Asian, or Latina...mostly because I watch a lot of anime. I've also tried to convey culture through clothes and food and objects more than physical indicators, which basically means that I've never really forced myself to look into that aspect of description.

I'm not only interested in the nitty gritty details of description because of my new love for Star Trek's rockin' communications officer, but because I have started outlining a novel. A big, scary, superhero novel which I text [livejournal.com profile] irrel about at odd moments of complete terror. Brief outline of the ethnicities of my characters and how I feel about writing them and why the idea of writing a book at all terrifies me, and a bit about the ethnic make-up of where I was raised. )

I may add to this post as I find more blogs/sites that are not LJ-based and wish to include them. I know there are already several lists out regarding the cultural/philosophical/moral wank of RaceFail and how to avoid it; for my own purposes I'm trying to collect some links that deal specifically with writing fiction rather than the larger communication-between-fans kerfluffle of FAIL, which multiple people have already covered nicely.
timepiececlock: (Live long and suck it! - Spock)
I am trying to write a fanfic where it involves an epic make-out moment, and... I don't know what to listen to!

Music is VITAL to my writing process. And all I can seem to find to listen to on my comp is break-up songs! ARGH!

I need some quick recs. Something sweeping. Romantic. Swooning. Swooping. Other cleaning & vertical movement metaphors, I don't know. I'm not asking for links, just names I can play from youtube or something. Anything to jolt my brain into the right sphere of sappy romantic thinking! They can be totally mainstream, too. I don't discriminate in my pop.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllppppppppppppppppppp!

ETA: The pairing I'm trying to write for is Uhura/Spock, if that helps.



ETA 3: 1. You guys are so thoughtful for responding! 2. I don't think my romantic vernacular matches everyone else's, apparently. I should figure out how to fix that. To clarify my confusing and incomprehensible request above: Not slow songs, because slow songs tend to be sad even if they are romantic and my brain thinks sweeping/swooning/epic = big music and energy. Seventy-six bloody trombones.
timepiececlock: (Haruhi & Kyon - Tough Love)
For everyone who hasn't yet, if you love funny fanfics and you even mildly enjoyed the Star Trek movie, you really need to read "Four Consequences of the Unexpected and Unlikely Friendship Between James T. Kirk and Nyota Uhura", by [livejournal.com profile] trisfic.

Why is it awesome? There are so many reasons, but mainly, uh, it's a fic all about Kirk and Uhura as teenage girls. I mean "Bros." But more like sisters. With little bits of Spock and Scotty and Chekov in little moments of hilarious awesomeness that I can't quote back because I'd be quoting the entire fanfic. Which you should read. Promptly. Yesterday. THERE IS POETRY. And, um, a silent conversation scene that is just too funny to convey below.

"It's really not that different," Nyota said, prim voice and prim hands laid flat on her knees.
"Are you kidding me? Listen, Betazoid women when they're forty, they have this thing. It's called the Phase. Now, I'm not saying I have or I haven't, but oh my god. Alien life is beautiful. I hear." Jim slurped at his coffee.
"Jim, did you crash a PTA meeting when we were on Betazed?"
"Look, for your information, it was Ambassador Hwxeira herself. I mean, she told me about it. I don't know."
timepiececlock: (Uhura Fucking Rocks The Universe)
I feel like I can't write Spock's POV until I get this, and there's something fundamental about the whole thing that is escaping me.

The emotion thing. I've seen the movie more than twice, and I saw all the old movies as a kid, but I just...do not understand the whole emotion/ no emotion thing. Contains spoilers for ST 2009 and probably older canon too. A bit long and babbling. )

Did I miss the memo at the beginning of everything that said to all the fans, "This is what the Vulcan shit is all about?" My questions can be summarized thus:

1. What is this Vulcan shit about?
2. What does that mean for Old TOS Spock?
3. What does that mean for new AU Spock? [as of the end of the movie]
4. Are either Spocks striving to be more or less of this philosophy?

cross-linked to [livejournal.com profile] spock_uhura

G.I.P.

May. 29th, 2009 01:29 am
timepiececlock: (Kirk/Uhura - Best Friend.)
Free for the sharing. =)



ETA: And, no, this isn't actually spoilery. If anyone was worried.


ETA 2: OFF-TOPIC, but, READ THIS. XI movie spoilers, gen fic, Spock-focused, multiple characters, it almost made me cry.
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
I'm keeping track of my favorite Star Trex XI fanfics as I read, for a future rec list, but in the mean time, I'd like to point y'all [livejournal.com profile] mrstater's short but powerful ficlet.

Link: The Cheat
Rating & Warnings: G, post-movie
Format & Word Count: one-shot, 1466 words
Summary: Vulcans do not indulge in what humans term "what-if" scenarios, but Spock is only half-Vulcan, and the aftermath of battle reminds him of how much more he could have lost.

Why you should read it: This is positively my favorite ship ficlet from the movie so far. It's so fitting for the character reactions, so plausible and so right. Captures just the perfect balance in Spock's language between formality and more, and in the other character's as well. Whereas most ship-centric fanfics I've read seek to expand on what wasn't shown, this ficlet seems incredibly close to the tone and presentation of the given relationship in the film.

*CLAP*

May. 24th, 2009 03:19 pm
timepiececlock: (Default)
Okay, ladies and gents!


Star Trek. Requests. Hit me, baby, one more time.

<3 Preferrably shippy!


ETA: I wrote one Chekov fic. That's enough until the next movie.
timepiececlock: (Default)
For all the zutara fans on my flist who don't subscribe to the comm at the moment, I made a fic challenge at [livejournal.com profile] katara_zuko:

Bro Code article #150 - "Thou shalt not sleep with your Bro’s ex-girlfriend."


Go fic and stuff! Pretty please? Rumpelstiltskin?


ETA: I'm told the technical language is "No sex with your Bro's ex."
timepiececlock: (Between the Bars)
Now that the series has ended and the episodes aired in the UK, would anyone be interested in a Pushing Daisies ficathon/drabblethon?

Because I've been hunting, and the fic is severely limited. Which just won't do! Drop a line below, and if more than five people reply, I'll make a shiny new post all about it.
timepiececlock: (Bright Imperious Line - Zuko/Katara)
"There have been thirty-seven Joo Dees in the time since Long Feng took power. Every woman--every single woman--that takes the name Joo Dee was once a political prisoner, who was captured and tortured for dissidence, insurrection, and speaking the truth in the face of tyrrany. Nineteen of those women are alive at this moment. Eleven still serve the Dai Li, their minds suppressed and their willpower subverted to serve the government that enslaved them. Of the remaining eight, two escaped on their own and six were rescued by our campaign. We have cells spread across the city, and most of our number are benders."

"You're all women."

The woman with the tattoed palms smiled, a sickly twist of her features that evoked no happiness. "The Dai Li, of course, are all men. Surely you noticed, in your meetings with the king? When they hunt us, they either absorb our men into their number or they kill them. Most of the time, actually, they kill them, as men are not as receptive to the mental conditioning. They make...unreliable vessels. Women the Dai Li capture get what is perhaps a worse fate, but that hasn't hindered our actions as much as they'd like to hope. The women of Ba Sing Se are harder to hunt and harder to kidnap than the men, as we move in community circles they cannot touch. Our network grows every day, from weaver to school teacher to the child selling pastries on the street. They believe they can silence us; they believe they can kidnap, torture, rape, murder, and brainwash us, but we are stronger than they. The day will soon arrive when Dai Li will be disbanded or detroyed, and I will have Long Feng's head in a box on my desk. When that day comes, Avatar--and it will come soon--you must decide who you believe deserves to hold power over this city."

"I will not help you n a coup against the Earth King."

"No one is asking for your help, little Avatar. Just stay out of our way when the time comes. Those poor women with the dead smiles need to be saved, and Long Feng's corruption of our great city must end. This is about justice, Avatar."
timepiececlock: (Origin of Love)
Going purely from ff.net here, since I've religiously archived 95% of my fanfic there.

1. How many words of fanfic have you submitted? 266,675 words

2. How many people have you on alerts? 429 alerts

3. How many people have faved you? 514 favs

4. Which fandoms do you write for? *current
Gundam Wing/AC, Sailor Moon, X-overs, X-Files, Dragon Ball Z, Blue Seed, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Inuyasha, Trigun, Fushigi Yuugi, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Cowboy Bebop, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Naruto, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Princess Tutu, Avatar: Last Airbender, Doctor Who, Ironman, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Dark Tower series, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

5. How many stories have you written?
144 stories under two account names, but at least five of those are drabble collections with multiple ficlets contained within.

22 questions in total, because I added 2 at the end that I felt like including for completeness. )

HELP ME

Apr. 23rd, 2009 12:07 pm
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
I keep trying to read this author's stories on the Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive, but I can't find the goddamn text!

Every time I click on the title, I get taken to a page with author's notes. Where is the actual story?

I'm not being obtuse here--I really can't find it.


EDIT: Apparently it's an archive-wide server problem. And not just my imagination. That's good.

EDIT 2: That story's still not working, but I did spend a while on this story by Yahtzee instead. I admit I skipped all the flashbacks and most of everything that wasn't Logan/Marie porn or Bobby-and-X-Brats-infiltrate-Magneto's-camp. What can I say? The damn movies gave me ship goggles, and I have a soft spot for misguided espionage attempts.
timepiececlock: (Ahiru & Fakir text)
Back at the end of 2003 I wrote a 400 word humor drabble about Buffy, an anon vampire, and Willow, and I posted it at The Pit. I've never really posted Buffyfic to LJ much, but I thought I'd share this.

----------
Auditory Soul

Sunnydale, any random day, middle seasons


“Just, um. Why don’t you try to tell me what happened, maybe...”

“I was at this concert, ok? It was 3 months ago. This chick my girlfriend dug. I was dating a banshee, see, a real sweet thing, but she loved the depressing music. Helped her cry, to send humans into madness and stuff. So we’re sitting there, middle seats, )
timepiececlock: (Origin of Love)
FMA pairings, regarding Alphonse/Winry:

From a fanfic: She whispers the name that is never beyond their thoughts as they cling together, trying to keep some part of themselves alive. They both want him back so much... so they try to bring him back in these lonely midnight hours, trying to wash the pain away in the wrongness of this moment.


EEEEEWWWWWWWWWW! Okay, that's not how the pairing is in my head.

In my head, they're sweet and fluffy and they eat pie, and have hot kitchen sex, and own chickens or something. Alphonse and Winry are nice people, fun people, genuinely sweet people. They'd be happy, not depressed and both thinking about Edward while they have resentment!sex.

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