the friendly edge
the vampire diaries. elena gilbert, damon/elena
post- season 2 finale. ~1,500 words.
a/n: for earnmysong at stainofmylove 's prompt meme, prompt: "right on the limit's where we know we both belong". unbeta-ed, please forgive.
He doesn’t wear sincerity well; it’s always too much or not enough.
the friendly edge
In related news: Dear Lord. Is it just me, or is Damon/Elena fucking impossible to write? (Yeah, probably just me.) They... do not want to cooperate. Like, at all. Ruining my fandom and TV life, and now my ~writing skillz. LIFE RUINERS. I HATE THEM BOTH.
By which of course, I mean, I choked out two ficlets, both variations of: Damon and Elena take off after Stefan; awkward angst ensues.
looking something close to tragic
cross my arms and hope to die
In other news: (snagged from dollsome )
2. I will rant about aforementioned ship. This may be incoherent gushing or exclamations of disgust, depending on what it is.
3. Put this on your LJ, if you are so inclined.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy/Spike
S6, AU of “Dead Things”, PG-13, ~6100 words
A/N: for seasonal_spuffy . nvrbnkisst demanded to know how that "Dead Things" rug scene could have gone differently. What ensues here is entirely my fault.
( They don't talk about it. It's a comforting rule. )
( my heart is black and my body is blue (ats, lilah/wesley, "and i'm losing my favourite game") )
( come crashing in (skins, cook/effy, "words are meaningless, and forgettable") )
( that's no excuse for the state i'm in (tvd, damon/katherine, "darling heart, i loved you from the start") )
Also, HAHAHAHA ANOTHER MEME WHY NOT.
the vampire diaries, damon salvatore, damon/katherine, damon/elena
pg-13. spoilers for all aired episodes. 589 words.
He'd feel more remorse, but he's never claimed to be brave.
a/n: in ~celebration of the end of the hiatus, here's some personal canon for the 4 people on my flist who still care about this boy, lol.
( ten facts you probably can't trust about damon salvatore )
a witness to see the mess I've made
angel the series, faith lehane, faith/wesley
mid-s4, for winter_of_faith , 3438 words
She’s careful not to sound like she has a vested interest, but rather more like this tracking outing to capture history’s most vicious vampire is boring her to death.
a/n: many thanks to blackfrancine for the late-notice help! (and to ghostyouknow27 for the regularly scheduled help!)
I need a witness.
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron/Hermione
PS-DH, 2,179 words
A/N: MY IDEA OF A BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO LAUREN. I should also warn that the following is unbeta-ed, and written in approximately two hours, and also my first time with these kids, so POSSIBLY TERRIBLE.
There has never been much elegance in their dance, because she is who she is, and they are who they are, and they don’t write love stories about the ones that never get it right.
( Or do they. )
1. It may have struck notice that I have been severely neglecting that Buffy meme, as shit has been going down this time of year. But never fear, it is back. (I KNOW SOME OF Y'ALL WILL CONSIDER THIS OF GREAT IMPORT.) So without further ado:
( Day 22: Favourite Giles Moment )
2. To whom it may interest: (belated) FIC DUMP (of stuff I wrote). From softly_me 's Vampire Diaries ficathon:
men of stone. Stefan Salvatore, Stefan & Damon.
they're tragedies, for sure. Tyler Lockwood, Tyler & Caroline.
bruise and leave behind. Katherine Pierce (/Stefan)
Hope New Year has been kind to everyone. Ta.
Currently I'm being very daunted by brutti_ma_buoni 's offering for winter_of_faith starring Faith (duh) and Wesley and Illyria. (Dude. My three favourite humans/ancient entities in the one fic. DUDE.)
And am subsequently having a very furrowed brow about my own one in the works. So I've been filling some neglected prompts over at winter_of_faith 's non-canon Harry Potter ships ficathon to get in the zone. And because right now Harry Potter is ~TAKING OVER MY BRAIN.
And now I'm realising that I have finally lost my Harry Potter fanfiction-writing virginity (EVERYBODY DOES EVENTUALLY), and my first experience involved Tom/Ginny.
Well hey. *pats self on back* (I blame deadsies .)
I got my happy on. (I hope Lauren approves!) Observe:
"Surprise is Not Only for the Living". Salvatore Brothers & co.
"Her Dark Place is Also Quiet". Buffy/Spike (+ Andrew!), S7.
"The Cons of Anarchy". Spike + Dawn bro-time.
I have come to the realisation that writing non-angsty things is HARD. Dude. Like, that Doomed Ship Ficathon, pfft. Easy cakes. BUT MAKING THESE CHARACTERS NOT ANGST. MY GOD. Just about killed me.
Probably that says more about me than anything else.
Also, if anybody would be willing to tackle this prompt, pocochina and I will give you a million internets.
The Clarity of Hate
The Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore
717 words. Spoilers through all of S1.
( Damon Salvatore is a man driven by two things. )
A Few Steps
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy/Spike
Post-Normal Again, 1,869 words
A/N: I was possessed by the insane/awesome/stupid idea to do a one-setting-only, musically themed fic ~through-the-seasons. (Except for season 7 because I have a weird inability to write S7!Spike right now.) I DON'T EVEN KNOW. GO WITH IT, GUYS. But yeah, needless to say, I think it's just about killed my brain and I've been gripped by OMG THE POINT WHAT IS IT but finally I've managed to vomit something sort of fic-shaped. And I don't know why I'm writing a thesis-long introduction here, but anyhow.
Also, many thank yous to my absurdly patient betas. Puttin' up with my crazy all the time, I DON'T ENVY YOU. FYI, all the music references/lyrics are from Nickel, The Cure, The Killingtons, Summercamp, Once More With Feeling, Michelle Branch, Bush, and Aimee Mann. In that order. I MAY HAVE GONE CRAZY WITH CONTINUITY, YES.
( The history of Buffy-and-Spike can be traced by and large through their encounters at The Bronze. )
buffy the vampire slayer, buffy summers.
s6, 100 words.
a/n: Okay, first thought, just totally spontaneous, unfiltered, off the top of my head? Writing fic is, like, hard. That said, here's a drabble. ('Cause I thought I'd start my foray into fic with something easy. Good plan, ohwaluvusbab.) Thanks muchly to Jenni and Karyn for being grammar cops. Nah, really, I love you guys. *throws cookies* Also thanks to Robert Frost. Cheers, you're a bro.
( DRABBLE TIME. )