abby82: (SV--Lois head down promo)
Prompts for [ profile] oxoniensis ' multifandom Porn Battle IX (Dressed to Nines) are now being excepted here until Friday.

I've quickly scanned the 350 comments currently there and there are a wide variety of fandoms represented. No Forever Knight just yet but there are some promising Smallville (Lois/Tess & Lois/Clark) and X-Files prompts out there.

I'll probably throw some prompts in there, especially for Forever Knight, so that it's represented, but it's worth a looksy from other people in the fandom.

I've played three times before and it's certainly an interesting way to stretch a rarely used writing muscle. I've learned that there's no need to be overly explicit. Some of my favorites from previous challenges have taken a more subtle approach to the prompts.

Submissions ideally should fit in the comments. On dreamwidth, the maximum word count is 16,000 characters, approximately 2,750 words.but links to longer pieces are welcomed.

Frequently Asked Questions are here.

WIP meme

Mar. 4th, 2009 12:21 am
abby82: (SV--Lois head down promo)
Post a single line extract from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations, no more than one line.

From oldest to most recent:

1. "I'm what's standing between you and Eternia. Turn around, Adora. Go home, to Etheria. There's nothing for you here."

2. "Horde supplies have been increased two fold in the last week--machinery, manpower, and they've begun clearing the land. Tell us something we don't already know. Something we can use."

3. To this day he couldn't seem to understand how, he, at the age of 18, knew it was love and not just indigestion.

4. Lois strummed her fingers on the steering wheel. "So what, hang a left at Alpha Centauri and continue on past planet Vulcan?" She couldn't help it. This situation was so bizarre that she'd laugh if she wasn't experiencing it first hand.

5. Natalie had wanted to watch the Jay’s playoff game with Nick on TV but what she found instead was the landing just outside the elevator littered with old newspapers, motorcycle parts, grease, and one filthy vampire.

Natalie hadn’t touched the cigarettes since that day in the hospital garden, but she’d occasionally take them out, lay them on the bed and just look at them.

7. For the third time since his arrival the squeaky wheels of a janitor’s cart broke the near silence around him.

8. "Oh sweetie I'm sorry about that. I'd kind of had an ulterior motive with the gift. I had invited Detective Knight to the party and I was hoping he'd be around when you opened your present. Kind of a subtle but not so subtle hint for the man."

9. "You're looking at it Smallville...well, it's still a work in progress but once it gets to print, it'll be a real page turner."

10. "I've been up for 36 hours straight Nick. Find someone else to play with," Nick heard Natalie's muffled voice plea and then yet again, he found himself rounding the edge of her bed.

11. "Finally! What gives Smallville? I call you up to wish you a happy birthday and you don't even have the common courtesy to answer. That's enough to make me reconsider the birthday wishes currently lying at the tip of my tongue."

12. "He's not like me, right? He's someone you can bring home to mother."

13. "'Ridiculed'?" Barbara did little to hide the incredulity in her voice. "Maggie, if I remember correctly, back then you wanted to draw blood."
abby82: (Texas clock tower)
Headed to Austin on Wednesday for a conference. Back on Saturday.

Sent off Tracy Vetter POV fic for beta.

A conversation at Knight Vision has led to inspiration for a long dormant and fluffy Nick/Nat friendship ficlet.

Temporarily set aside Nick/Nat vid in favor of a Divia vid.

After stomping on my heart Smallville lures me back with promises of Cloisy goodness for its next episode. Is it March 12th yet?

abby82: (lost in thought)

Twisting The Twilight Zone 2009 Challenge

I saw this via the [ profile] sv_ledger and it looks interesting. It's a multifandom challenge in which the titles and/or synopsis from Twilight Zone episodes are used as prompts. They're accepting a wide range of entires from fic to vids to art. Deadline to sign up is February 28th and posting closes on March 21st.

There's no limit on fic length or on the number of entries. There are over 100 titles to choose from and titles can be used by more than one person.

There's a part of me that wants to participate. Nothing in the rules states that the fic has to be Twilight Zone-esque but if I play I would prefer to go that route and do something a bit off kilter. Mustangsally and [ profile] rivkat's X-Files fic Tikkun Olam, which is a real trip, comes to mind, as does the Smallville episode "Labyrinth" and Forever Knight's "Curiouser and Curiouser".  Actually, all of Nick's dream sequences on FK come to mind. LaCroix as the short order cook from hell anyone? And one of the titles lends itself to a story set in the "Curiouser and Curiouser" alternate reality. Hmm, something to ponder.

abby82: (Quantum Leap--Sam leaping)
I've been watching Quantum Leap reruns lately on ION or rather I should say I was watching Quantum Leap on ION. The channel is rebranding itself and QL is either on hiatus or has been kicked to the curb. It's a shame. It's so gosh darn enjoyable. )

[ profile] brightknightie has kindly posted on her journal a list of FK prompts for [ profile] galpalficathon . There are so many to choose from. They're that good. The goal of the ficathon is "to celebrate non-sexual/non-romantic relationships between women." FK isnt the only fandom represented. Battlestar Galactica, Dark Angel, the DC universe, Doctor Who, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, Smallville, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Sarah Connor Chronicles, and X-Files are just a few of the other fandoms with prompts.

I read a few days ago about the impending demolition of Yankee Stadium and I instantly thought of Prufrock's Love historical AU X-Files fanfic A Moment in the Sun. I remember reading it... )
I posted this over at [ profile] the_border this weekend but I neglected to do so here. According to TV Shows on DVD The Border is coming to DVD in Canada on November 12th. Since Canada and the US are both Region 1 those of us in the states who purchase from a Canadian retailer should be able to use the DVDs. Season 2 starts next Monday on the 29th.
The [ profile] xf_pornbattle is going strong. I took a look at some of the prompts last night and one of the them jumped out of me. Hmmm, maybe. The deadline is Wednesday and I really should be finishing up my [ profile] oldschoolfic story but it's tempting.

I caught DirectTV's breathtaking promo for season 3 of Friday Night Lights. Sadly there was no Jason or Smash but Coach, Mrs. Coach, Julie, Matt, Lyla, Landry, Tyra, and Riggins were present and accounted for. It's eerily beautiful. Everyone is frolicking wandering through a dark, magical field and are dressed in their finery. "Devil Town" and the rumbling of thunder sets the mood. Did I mention it was gorgeous? Note to self: rewatch seasons 1 & 2 before October.

abby82: (Default)
I've been feeling a little under the weather so the Internet really has no interest for me right now but in the process of quickly checking up online I came across a new multi fandom drabble-a-thon. It's entitled, "Because We Are Awesome" and it's being hosted by [personal profile] medie.

I've received most of my fic inspiration from fic challenges, especially where Forever Knight is concerned. I just have trouble completing most of them in time. After all if someone out there in livejournal-land has been kind enough to remember FK in their fic prompts it would be poor manners to not oblige them.

This time around, however, I've decided to throw in a few of my own prompts. I posted two separate times and they're mostly Forever Knight and Smallville prompts but I've also thrown in a few other fandoms. There's a multitude of fandoms being represented so there should be something for everyone.


Mar. 11th, 2008 12:27 pm
abby82: (Default)
I was playing around with my user pics and apparently all my postings that had my other pics have all been switched to my default. Not that there's anything really wrong with that. I like my default pic. It's why I have it as my default. Erica looks so adorable yet slightly dorky and I love the look of joy she has on her face which is exactly what I want to convey but I like my Nick and Nat one too and that one gets a lot of use.

I knew there was a chance they would switch but I thought I was in the clear. All I was doing was redefining keywords without actually changing pics. Oh well. I'll change back the pics on my journal but it looks like my postings on other journals will be stuck on default.

I've seen the first two episodes of New Amsterdam on Fox and gotta say that I'm enjoying it. His constant references to his partner that hint to his age are a bit on the annoying side but so far that's the only that irks me. His been a history teacher (like Nick in "Spin Doctors") and apparently he was a Civil War doctor (like Nick in "Unreality TV") as well. And then of course there's the homicide cop angle. Oddly enough rather than feeling like they're ripping off Forever Knight I enjoy seeing New Amsterdam explore similar veins.

Someone seriously needs to write a crossover fic. Nick spent time in NYC during the 1960s. He and Amsterdam should totally cross paths.
abby82: (Default)
Fandom wise I keep adding things to my plate. I say I'm going to do something and then something else comes along and usurps it's position on my priority list. Twice I've had fic challenges distract me from my long festering stories. Now the upside is that the time restraints force me to actually produce something rather than let it fester but still. I feel like a neglectful mother.

So what I've decided to do is create a list of projects that can realistically be done. Therefore finishing my Forever Knight stories 'Things We Lost in the Fire' and 'Lives Interrupted' won't be included. My poor babies. Mamma just doesn't know how to make you behave.

Anyway, in no particular order...

abby82: (Whoa! CD in Vindicator)
I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before but I think the answer is a definite yes but not for the obvious reason which is that both series take place in Toronto.

It came to me last night as I watched Maggie, Catherine Disher's character on The Border babysit a Russian stripper...oh sorry exotic dancer. Their exchanges where hilarious by the way but back on topic. Maggie's last name is Norton and if I recall correctly in season one of Forever Knight wasn't there a certain mayoral candidate that Natalie so vehemently threw her support behind. What was her name? Oh yeah Barbara Norton.

I'm just throwing this out there and I can't believe it took me this long to realize this. Also I'm a little bummed that I couldn't participate in the ficathon over at [community profile] femme_fic and my mind is going overboard with what type of FK prompt/story I could have written. Perhaps a story focused on Barbara Norton from the episode 'Spin Doctor' in the aftermath of her loss and it dawning on her that one of her supporters resembled her sister, or cousin, or sister-in-law Maggie.

There's some nice symmetry to Natalie's big mistake on local television and Maggie's wrong place at the wrong time, she' s just following orders mistake that lands her on national television. Oh wait that's another story right there! Maggie was concerned that Kessler might be questioning her objectivity when he didn't let her interrogate the reporter who made a fool of her on TV and that left some issues that weren't completely addressed. Perhaps back in 1993 Maggie didn't have very kind words for her family member's so called supporter and how her actions may have caused Barbara the election. Now much to her annoyance Maggie finds herself in almost the same situation 15 years later.

I desperately want to revisit 'Spin Doctor' but unfortunately I can't.  The DVD that contains that episode along with 'Feeding the Beast' and 'Only the Lonely' has been missing in action for a few months now and I'm at a loss to explain where it's gone to. I suspect it's having a grand old time with my CD of the Forever Knight soundtrack which has been missing for over a year now. Perhaps that's my project for the weekend. I'm going to turn my room upside and search for my errant DVD.
abby82: (Masters of the Universe)
title: when fates collide
author: abby
fandom: masters of the universe
spoilers: Well if you didn't know that Adam had a twin sister named Adora who was kidnapped as an infant well then...I guess you do now. Seriously though, this story is all over the place. I've drawn on elements from the Filmation He-Man and She-Ra series and from the more recent Mike Young Productions Masters of the Universe. However I have not seen all of the episodes from these three series.
author's notes: I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel. There are other fics out there that deal with the same themes as this story and 99% of the time do it so much better. I have been directly inspired by them and this is just my own stab at fic while throwing in a few things that I would have liked to have seen in those fics. Another thing I should mention is that this is embarrassingly being posted without being beta'd, which unfortunately will be evident at certain points in the story. As I re-read older parts and find mistakes I hadn't seen before I will certainly be correcting them as I stumble upon them.
disclaimer: Rights to MOTU are all over the place but I can guarantee that they certainly aren't with me. I am in no way profiting from this piece of fanfiction.
date started: October 2005
date finished: ???
rating: PG-13

synopsis: A soul at a crossroads, a coming invasion, and a mission to a mysterious land reveals another champion of Grayskull.

abby82: (Smallville--Lois & Clark)
title: lost and found
author: abby
fandom: smallville
spoilers: season 4 premiere 'crusade'
category: mising scene; vignette, lois pov
started: january 2007
finished: march 2007
disclaimer: they don't belong to me, I'm only borrowing them; no money is being made

summary: for lois lane the death of her cousin not only brings unanswered questions but puts her on a collision course with her future

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