dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Gerard - Gerard by supp_nads)
12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?

Assuming that "adaptation" refers to the sort of AU where you recapitulate the plot arc and character roles of your source text with the characters from another fandom, then, yes, although never at the length of an entire book or movie.

Gerard and Rapunzel is a retelling of Rapunzel with the My Chem boys (version 2.0, with Bob). Also with 100% more genderqueerness, threesomes, and approximations of Medieval Christianity than I have ever seen in a telling of the fairy tale.

The Dead Speak: Charlie Eppes is a pastiche of Douglas Coupland's vignettes called "The Dead Speak" from Life After God--you can read the originals on this hideously ad-riddled website if you scroll down near the bottom of the page. They are even more gruesome than mine, although mine fits in an incest pairing right before all the apocalypse and horrible death. Yay?

Off to See the Wizard is an adaptation of the Stargate Atlantis episode "Grace Under Pressure" (which itself was a sort of adaptation from the SG-1 episode "Grace") in which a concussed character in trouble (Greg from CSI, in my version) hallucinates someone he knows (and has the hots for) who helps him solve the problem he faces (Gil).

(Now I really want to write "Grace Under Pressure" and "The Dead Speak" fic in every fandom, and by every fandom I mean Generation Kill.)


Ahem. There is also the one that I THOUGHT I was writing as an adaptation and which I assume no one in their right mind would ever recognize as such. When I was a kid I used to watch the Sunday afternoon Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies with my mom, and I remember many of them vaguely but fondly, and at some point after getting into slash fandom it occurred to me to try to recast Send Me No Flowers (to be clear: a screwball romantic comedy) as a Due South story. The essential premise is that Rock Hudson is a hypochondriac who becomes convinced that he's really dying this time, and so he starts making plans for his wife so that she won't be lonely when he's gone. Hijinks, as they say, ensue.

I honestly don't remember much about the movie beyond the premise--I mean, I vividly recall the bit in the doctor's office where Rock Hudson becomes convinced that he's going to die, and then everything else is a bit of a blur.

So that was my premise: Ray Kowalski becomes convinced he's going to die, and he has to make plans, particularly as regard making sure Fraser will be okay without him. Um, and the first thing I did was take out all the comedy, because that is generally what I do with any premise that is supposed to have humor built into it. So it wound up being That Good Night: A Death Story, which is surely one of the worst things anyone has ever done to a perfectly innocent Sixties screwball comedy.


All 30 questions under the cut. )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
More drabbles from last week's requests, once again somewhat out of order due to the random striking of inspiration.

[livejournal.com profile] skylark_cee wanted CSI - A case that involves a hard drive is full of Numb3rs D/C incestfic. Neither I nor Nick could quite get our brains around that one:

Unmentionable )

[livejournal.com profile] lilac_one asked for Colby/David "That is one annoying asshole."

Riled )

[livejournal.com profile] justbreathe80 requested John/Rodney, honey.

Bitter )

For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, [livejournal.com profile] strangecobwebs thought it would be funny to request John and Rodney discussing child custody laws of certain planets.

Taken In )

[livejournal.com profile] gryphons_lair asked for Ivan babysitting for Miles. I doubt this is quite what she meant, but Ivan can be sneaky like that. Takes place during Diplomatic Immunity.

In Loco Parentis )

[livejournal.com profile] iscaris asked for Don/Colby!!!1111!!

Compromised )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Nick - Happy! by potuschris)
I'm home from my whirlwind tour of the Midwest (and southern Ontario)! I collected a truly alarming amount of loot in Toronto (why is it that I cannot walk into an HMV without COMPLETELY LOSING MY SHIT? WHY?) and shiny vid DVDs from [livejournal.com profile] vividcon and, at long last, a colander! I saw Clerks II and the entire first season of Dead Like Me! I managed to avoid having my toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, and eye drops confiscated! On several occasions, I ate three meals in one day! I wrote porn on a train and the morning after on a plane!

I had a fantastic time hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek and [livejournal.com profile] merryish and [livejournal.com profile] just_eunice and [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza and [livejournal.com profile] astolat and [livejournal.com profile] cmshaw and [livejournal.com profile] justacat and [livejournal.com profile] sanj and I met [livejournal.com profile] vagabondage and [livejournal.com profile] renenet and [livejournal.com profile] sisabet and [livejournal.com profile] nightchik and [livejournal.com profile] amireal and [livejournal.com profile] greensilver and [livejournal.com profile] lovelokest and [livejournal.com profile] bkwyrm and lots of other people who I am totally forgetting! I watched many many AWESOME VIDS! I did not drink nearly enough beer or stay up nearly late enough! I ate a lot of cookies! I contributed to the pizza guy's daughter's college fund! I missed my home and my bed and my flist and everyone who wasn't at the con!

And now I have to take a shower and go to bed, because I am still faintly glittery from Club Vivid, and oh dear god I have to go to work tomorrow morning.

Also, I reread my printed-out copy of Ghost on the plane, and boy I sure do wish there was more of that story...
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Greg - g. by bottledsky)
Having consulted my chat logs, I discovered that this story came out of telling [livejournal.com profile] iuliamentis a dream I'd had in which Greg Sanders and Laura Roslin, cylon-like characterbots, appeared on the later seasons of Firefly, which I had not seen but Iulia had. Comparatively, therefore, it's actually very coherent.

With big thanks to Iulia for beta and for finding the piece of story in my rambling about some dream I had.

Off to See the Wizard (21k)
"It should be like The Wizard of Oz," Greg said. "Everyone should be here."
Gil/Greg, PG.

Saturday!

Feb. 25th, 2006 09:28 pm
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
I celebrated my last Saturday of not having to go to work for the next three months by having Big Gay Movie Day with [livejournal.com profile] textualchauvini and [livejournal.com profile] strangecobwebs. The lineup was Velvet Goldmine, Hard Core Logo, and Wilby Wonderful, in that order. Movie day was a big success, as I got to see Ewan McGregor's dangly bits, Auvi and Strange got to see HCL and WW for the first time and can now read all the lovely fic (or, hey, write some!) and I have almost completely stopped writing post-movie fic for The Cutting Edge in my head.

In other news of fics that seemed like a great idea last night, I've posted a new story for the Phobia challenge over at [livejournal.com profile] csi_flashfic. Failure, Death, Wooded Areas at Night is Warrick-centric gen, post-Grave Danger, so titled because it's easier to pronounce than kakorrhaphiophobia. Now doesn't that sound like fun?

Wheeeee!

Feb. 4th, 2006 01:07 pm
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Nick - Happy! by potuschris)
I have just posted my first effort at [livejournal.com profile] csi_flashfic, which is, incidentally, the first story in the first challenge on the shiny new comm!

My story for the First Challenge is First Things First, a spot of Nick/Gil set vaguely in season six.

You should go read it, and then you should join [livejournal.com profile] csi_flashfic, so you can read lots of Firsts in the next two weeks, and/or write your own! The challenge runs until the 17th, so there's still plenty of time! And if you're even a little bit local to me, you should know I have the first five seasons on DVD now, so I am happy to show you some! Or lots! Just say the word!
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Gil - Chin Up by Sobran)
I wrote this a couple of days ago, because something along these lines had been rattling around in my head since I saw the third episode of the second season of CSI, and because one of the lines of dialogue got stuck in my head and would not be removed by any other means but writing it down. So!

post-episode for CSI 2x03, "Overload."
Gen, G-rated. Catherine said they needed to talk: she meant, Gil needed to listen.

Safety Valve )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (CSI - Ew by brandinsbabe)
I actually woke up this morning, stared at the ceiling for a bit thinking over what I was going to do with my Saturday, and then rolled over and realized I was in bed with a partially-written CSI fic.

*facepalm*
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (CSI - Ew by brandinsbabe)
During the 17th consecutive episode of CSI viewed in a less-than-24-hour-period:

[livejournal.com profile] dsudis: Oh, Nicky. You're so fine.
[livejournal.com profile] merryish: You have been hanging out with Grissom too much.

As if there were any such thing as hanging out with Grissom too much. Honestly.


Also, Merry wants me to tell you all lurid stories of how she abuses me.

...

...

She keeps offering me COFFEE, people. COFFEE! Do I drink coffee? NO. And when I say no? SHE OFFERS ME TEA.

seven.

Dec. 8th, 2005 10:51 pm
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Don & Charlie - Faces by tja_rama)
60,150 words. 134 pages. I think last time I said interesting things had finally started happening, but now it's REALLY getting fun.

Earlier this week, I made a bargain with myself: I said I wouldn't start watching Season Two of CSI until I hit 60,000 words on this fic. I'm sure you can all guess how that turned out, so mostly I'm pleased that I've only watched the first ten episodes of S2 at this point, and not, say, finished it and moved on to Season Three.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
I've been in CSI for TWO WHOLE WEEKS now, and so it should surprise no one that I was lying in bed last night, haunted by thoughts of Nick's mustache, and fic happened. I have been offered assurances that it's more or less fit for human consumption, so here you go!

Season 6, Nick/Gil, PG. Warning for mustache.
Nick hesitated just outside the break room, listening.


Conversation Piece )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
*waves*

I'm home. I got back about four this afternoon, notwithstanding the detour to the World's Worst Borders to try (and fail, it being the World's Worst Borders) to buy the first season of CSI on DVD. I have contented myself with renting a couple of discs of the first season from my friendly local Blockbuster and watching that one scene at the end of episode six ("Who Are You?") several times.

No sign of my roommate. It occurs to me that I could have asked her whether she needed to be collected from the airport.

Ah, well.

*sheepish*

Nov. 27th, 2005 12:34 pm
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
So, uh. I've been at [livejournal.com profile] iuliamentis's place for going on forty-eight hours now, and have made an excellent start on picking up three new fandoms. Iulia got hooked on Farscape with the able assistance of [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat, and of course she had to share with me the hotness, the muppets, and the atonal choral music. wheeeeeeeeee!

And then, of course, because life is JUST. TOO. CHEERY. we had to watch the Battlestar Galactica miniseries, so that I could finally get properly started on my inevitable slide into BSG.

And then, well, then there's CSI.

I watched my first episode (6x01) on Monday, right before my job interview (because nothing prepares you for a job interview like PEOPLE SOUP.) And then I had to see the immediately preceding Quentin Tarantino two-parter, and [livejournal.com profile] merryish helped me out with that, and I watched it on Tuesday, while skipping class to get packed for the weekend not that I skipped class to watch CSI really I fucking swear. Grave Danger turned out to be the fanfic crack of episodes, such that I squeed incoherently through almost the whole thing despite having a profoundly limited ability to, y'know, identify characters on sight. I spent the following twenty-four hours remembering random bits and squeeing all over again and wanting to rewatch it much like I wanted to reread [livejournal.com profile] alienseas' lovely lovely Gil/Nick WIP.

Somewhere in Pennsylvania, driving up, I heard The Who's "Who Are You" on the radio and cranked it and squeed some more.

I somehow restrained myself from rewatching Grave Danger for the thirty-six hours I spent at my parents' house, but once I got to Iulia's I only barely made it through the hockey game before begging her to watch it with me. Of course, despite my computer's crankiness, we couldn't stop there, so we also watched 6x01 to get the followup (and THAT is why I was late opening the Open Thread, okay? okay? that's why. but I would have done it. there were technical difficulties.)

After Numb3rs (in which Don wore very fetching pants, Charlie needed to cut his hair just a little bit, and Lou Diamond Phillips wanted to have sex with both of them, preferably at the same time, sorry, that's really all I took in and nothing you didn't see in the promo) Iulia and I went to the store and picked up snacks, milk, a gallon of Hawaiian punch and a bottle of twelve dollar vodka. Then we watched more Farscape and found it all unbearably hilarious, and in the morning I woke up with a bit of a headache and a red mustache. I'm sure you can cleverly fill in the blanks, but just let me say: wicked. fucking. classy.

Then yesterday there were more muppets and hot people, and Battlestar Galactica, and then Iulia and I managed to get our hands on the CSI pilot. And watch it. And make a snap decision with an hour to go before the hockey game that we NEEDED MORE CSI OH GOD RIGHT NOW. So we hit the Blockbuster and rented the first two discs of season one. We watched one episode last night, after the Wings game (which they managed to win! eventually!) and then, uh, three more so far today. Three more to go, and then we will tear ourselves away to go hang out with [livejournal.com profile] fairmer, who I have not seen since I moved, but, uh, first we feed the hot-woobie-multi-boy-and-girlfriended-crime-procedural monkey.

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