dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Nate - Watchful)
Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] mrsronweasley:

1. Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.
4. Tag 7 other authors. If you would like to do this meme, consider yourself tagged!

I have no stories with a page 77 just now, but three with a page 7:

GK babyfic )

Wolf-verse Iraq story (not yet anywhere near Iraq) )

Lewis kidfic )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Hathaway and Lewis)
So a few weeks ago I decided that as I had (finally) run out of Lewis episodes to watch I should see some Morse. Alas my library system only has two episodes of Morse on DVD, and one of them is the one that Lewis isn't in, so I went for the other, a random second series (1988) episode, "Settling of the Sun".

In it, Lewis smokes.

So, uh, obviously I had to write a story about Lewis stealing Hathaway's cigarettes. Title is from Romeo and Juliet: Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs. (If you want to quibble with me about whether raised should be made please be aware that I spent way too much time reading about the Q1-versus-Q2 debate while procrastinating on writing and have made my choice accordingly. Ahem.)

Lewis/Hathaway. Explicit. 4100 words.
Lewis raised the cigarette to his lips and closed his eyes as he inhaled.


Raised with the Fume of Sighs )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Hathaway and Lewis)
If James Hathaway were going to play/sing a song to entertain/distract/soothe a very young child (old enough to learn/sing/repeat/ask about any lyrics he includes), what would he play and/or sing?

For those not familiar with Hathaway and his demonstrated musical preferences:

1. He's an English guy--from Oxfordshire, educated at Cambridge, nearly became a Catholic priest but wound up a cop--born in the late 70s or so. He's about 30 at the time the hypothetical situation is taking place.

2. The hypothetical situation is taking place a few years ago. Any music from 2009 to the present is off limits, much as I would love to have him singing Lady Gaga.

3. He plays guitar in a group that does "world music with elements of jazz, rock, and medieval madrigals".

4. He went to a world music festival wearing a RUN DMC t-shirt. Uh. IDEK.

5. Given the opportunity he turns off Wagner and puts on "The Boys Are Back in Town" at Lewis's place.

6. He plays a 1948 Gibson L5 PE Guitar with a honey-blond finish and a Charlie Christian pickup, and has collected the autographs of several famous guitarists whose names I (shamefully, I am sure) don't recognize: Martin Taylor, Dave Cliff, Phil Lee, Pat Metheny, Russell Malone....

WIP meme!

Jan. 30th, 2012 08:25 am
dira: John McClane in the ductwork.  (McClane - Have a few laughs)
(Dreamwidth only: Random icon is random and also a reminder from the universe that I need to get started on my Lupercalia story. Speaking of WIPs.)

WIP Meme! Because, let's face it, I am constitutionally incapable of letting this one go by without participating.

From [personal profile] misspamela: Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

Naturally I am going for the "three whole paragraphs" option. Feel free to ask questions! Even if they are more of a comment than a question.

Lewis kidfic! )

The unfunny Aral/Jole story. )

The GK story that did not appear in yesterday's poll, for reasons. )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Hathaway and Lewis)
So [personal profile] brewsternorth posted a request for a Lewis crossed over with Connie Willis's Oxford Time Travel, over at the prompt meme on [community profile] lewis_hathaway.

I think the only surprising part of what happened next is that I managed to get the resulting story in (just, literally, within a few characters after I had eliminated all double-spaces after periods) under the Dreamwidth comment size limit. I think you can probably read this knowing only one half of the source; feel free to ask questions if you try it and then have no idea what just happened. *g*

Many thanks to [personal profile] iulia and [personal profile] missmollyetc for cheering this along.

Gen, probably. James Hathaway, Robbie Lewis, Ned Henry, Verity Kindle, Kivrin Engle. 2700 words.
"This is worse than maths, Sergeant," Lewis said darkly. "This is history."

Alibi
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Hathaway and Lewis)
21 days from fandom-inception to first fic--that beats Generation Kill by a full five days!

Many thanks to [personal profile] lamardeuse and [personal profile] missmollyetc for encouraging me and helping me sort out my ideas about Hathaway and generally aiding this fic into existence.

Title is from T. S. Eliot's "Little Gidding," because I have finally found a fandom that actively encourages that sort of thing.

Episode tag for "The Point of Vanishing". Hathaway/McKendrick, Lewis/Hathaway.
Not explicit. 2500 words.

"He's gone now," Fiona said softly. "Was that enough, do you think, or is he expecting me to keep you all night?"

Being Between Two Lives )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Sooooo on the 20th [personal profile] lamardeuse recced a lovely Lewis story called "The Hermit Crab" and, having read one or two of her squee posts about Lewis I read it. And then downloaded the first two episodes. And then drove to my parents' house, which meant A LOT OF HOURS IN THE CAR TO THINK, and then spent some time carving out alone-time at my parents' house by watching more Lewis and then MORE HOURS IN THE CAR and the upshot is: yeah, I'm probably going to write Lewis/Hathaway kidfic. It's all plotted out! It's very nearly totally finite in scope! I've mostly already done all the research I need to on UK paternity law thanks to watching Single Father last year!

Also Hathaway may actually have been invented just to make me happy, idk. He's a seminarian-turned-cop who responds to his manpain by despondently playing guitar alone in his flat. His crush on Lewis is visible from space as impeccably color-coordinated sparkles in the vicinity of Oxford. (OHAI OXFORD I MISS YOU.) This is the only adorable clip of them I can find on YouTube, but it is extremely adorable.

So, now that that's out of the way: here is a fandom-year-in-review meme that I swiped from... somebody.

Your main fandom of the year?
Stargate SG-1 dominated the first half of the year, overlapping slightly with Generation Kill which took over from then on. And the Vorkosigan Saga has been thrumming away patiently throughout.

Your favorite film you watched this year?
Captain America, I think, although I guess fannishly speaking X-Men: First Class wins out on actually having compelled me to write fic.

Also I feel I should make special mention of having finally for the first time, after about eleven years of active resistance, watched The Big Lebowski, which was pretty great and not at all the embarrassment-squick-farce-thing I was flinchingly anticipating. [personal profile] iulia was, as usual, right.

Your favorite book read this year?
A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, and One Bullet Away, by Nathaniel Fick--weirdly pretty much equal amounts of physically hugging the book because I adored it so much for each of those. And Mira Grant's Deadline!!! And The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan's unfortunate personality notwithstanding. And all of Fables. And The Princess Curse and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and The Persian Boy and Born to Run and and and.

Your favorite tv show of the year?
Castle is the only full-network-season show I've kept up with all year, and I continue to enjoy its goofy, good-natured approach to cop drama. Critically speaking, Game of Thrones and Southland were both brilliant (and heart-wrenching), and I eagerly anticipate the next seasons of each.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Generation Kill, which in my experience encompasses the chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter breakthrough of adding A Companion to Wolves to anything, but especially GK. Also, as of this week, Lewis. ♥

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
White Collar, where the show actually objectively seems to have changed, and Doctor Who, in which my view of the show changed.

Your fiction boyfriend of the year?
Brad Colbert.

Your fiction girlfriend of the year?
Sam Carter. (Now I really want Sam and Brad to hang out and blow shit up together. ♥)

Your biggest squee moment of the year?
I am pretty terrible at remembering these, but the one that leaps to mind is this moment in maybe the third episode of Lewis, when it has become moderately plot-relevant for Hathaway to reveal to Lewis that he plays in a group that does "world music plus jazz and medieval madrigals", and Hathaway says off-handedly that he will get Lewis some of the music to listen to. Lewis seems about as enthusiastic about this prospect as any sane person confronted with that description.

At the end of the episode, Hathaway pulls out an iPod and offers one earbud to Lewis, telling him it's that music he does, and Lewis gamely pops in the earbud while Hathaway pops in the other and they walk down the street in perfect sync, listening together. ♥__________♥

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
CAPTAIN VORPATRIL'S ALLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I guess the actual Avengers movie is going to come out this summer so we can write movie-verse fic based on Steve and Tony actually interacting in movie canon? That's going to be neat.
But mostly, IVAN! HIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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