2014-10-20 02:05 pm

Dear Yuletide Writer

Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you for writing a story for me! Whichever fandom you’’ve been assigned, please know that I’m delighted to get fic for it. These are all canons I discovered this year and I’m very excited about all of them. Sometimes at inordinate, I-keep-cutting-stuff-out-why-does-it-grow-back length.

For each fandom I have included some rambling about canon (these things tend to get away from me), several examples of stuff I’d be interested in, a list of stuff I ship in that fandom if you're someone who likes to have mentions of pairings , and a “things that might be relevant” paragraph, which covers a lot of ground but tends toward excitement for every single character in the canon and headcanons.
If my ships aren't your ships, please don't contradict them? I love gen about character relationships (I just… read it as pre-ship) and it would not be a let-down.

If you like to do research on your recipient, my AO3 name is Runespoor.

Likes & Dislikes )




TALES OF XILLIA – SPOILERS for Jude’s & Milla’s stories )
runespoor: close-ups of naruto and sakura's face as sakura looks up and breathes sasuke-kun's name; the word bubble is empty. (sasuke-kun || narusaku is all about)
2014-01-01 04:02 am

[Naruto] The Liar

Title: The Liar
Characters: Sasuke, Naruto, Sakura (NaruSakuSasu-ish, NaruSasu)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "...And I love you so much, I'm gonna let you kill me...": a confrontation between Sasuke and his old team.
Notes: This is Sasuke narrating, so as usual it's an exercise in denial and selective obliviousness. An alternate confrontation before current canon.

The first time Naruto leaves himself wide open, Sasuke dismisses as typical moron, typical Naruto )
2013-12-07 10:06 pm

[Naruto] Mercy Kill

Title: Mercy Kill
Characters: Sakura (gen-like-canon)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: the lies Sakura told herself.
Notes: for the Sakura-goes-to-kill-Sasuke arc. Oh, Sakura, bb.

Sakura puts poison on the kunai because it’s practical. )
runespoor: a close up of cass cain facing us, looking disgruntled (disgruntled cass)
2013-12-07 05:22 pm

If your fics don't improve on a canon's issues, don't fucking raise your nose at it

By which I mean: it's all well and good that you think the canon is problematic. Congrats on realizing it's sexist!

But here it is: you don't get to take the moral high ground if you don't do better in your fic.

ranty ranty rant )
2013-01-09 10:02 pm

(no subject)

And then I ruined the evening of an anti-gay marriage militant by refusing to take her flier and engaging her in a 30-minutes long argument. No minds were changed, but increasingly desperate glances were thrown at the other passer-bys as they walked by without her being to hand them her fliers. I also feel about myself for arguing back this time. I'm gonna call this a win.

I also went to see a nice movie.

This was not a bad evening.

PS working on the magical girl meme.
runespoor: steph as robin, somersaulting joyfully, while cass uses a grapplehook to try and catch up (batgirl&robin | flying)
2013-01-08 11:33 am
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[Meme] Magical Girl AU

Give me a character (and a more detailed prompt, if you like) and I'll write them in a ~generic magical girl universe.
2013-01-07 12:18 pm

Life, the not-update

Can this latest week-end be the end in this depressing trend of "lolz ur gonna be sick now"?

Because this is taking the "I'm mildly feverish basically one-fourth of winter" way too literally for my taste on all accounts, except on the "mildly".

silver linings )
runespoor: artemis and m'gann, in civilian clothes, laughing (yj | idiot teenagers with a death wish)
2012-11-28 12:52 pm
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Animes I am watching

I have watched Mawaru Penguindrum and I'm feeling pretty bad about my shipping choices.

#going to hell

I'm glad I stuck around for the second half, though.

eta: there are spoilerz in the comments.
runespoor: in the background, dick doing a stand-up while in the foreground Babs faces the reader, frowning, eyes narrowed. (babs/dick otpotpotp)
2012-11-21 04:25 pm

[DC] felt through a phone line

Title: felt through a phone line
Characters: Babs, Kate
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The best part about being a Gotham hero is mixing business and pleasure. (aka: Barbara and Kate are gorgeous HBICs that have UST-charged, snarky comlink-to-phone convos.)
Notes: for the 2012 rarewomen exchange; I forgot to crosspost this on my actual journal.

the first rule of Bat dating. )
2012-11-08 02:20 pm

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

I've watched the series yesterday, and I have to say, I love how they modernized some of the plot.

On the other hand, I find their Lizzie to be unlikeable on the whole. Which is rather a huge surprise, given how much of a fan of hers I am.
runespoor: artemis and m'gann, in civilian clothes, laughing (yj | idiot teenagers with a death wish)
2012-11-06 04:07 pm

[YJ] ellipsis

Title: ellipsis
Characters: M'gann (Artemis)
Rating: PG
Summary: “He killed you. He deserved-”
Notes: spoilers for 2x10, Before the Dawn.

In her head, she writes countless letters to Artemis. )
2012-11-05 11:41 am

State of the Runespoor

Fic exchanges

- Ladystuck: I can do that.

- Yuletide: I can do that.

I just need to remember how to write.


I hate moodswings and being tired all the time and wanting to cry for no reason. I hate that it's only the beginning of November and I'm already starting to be down all the time, to the point that I'm grinning and wanting to dance when I'm out and there's a ray of sunlight and the weight has fallen off my shoulders. I love winter; it's just my body that hates it. I hope it's going to get used to it fast, because I don't want to spend the several next months depressed. :/


Would it be worth it to start watching Once Upon A Time again? I dropped it in a rage last year after the Hansel and Gretel ep, because that was when the "blood family is the best family" message became too much for me. I could give the show the benefit of the doubt until then (or at least I could wilfully ignore it), but that ep pushed it into the NOPE FUCK YOU territory. So I want to know if they've dialed it back/dropped it, and if there are eps that are as egregious as that one I'll skip them.
runespoor: in the background, dick doing a stand-up while in the foreground Babs faces the reader, frowning, eyes narrowed. (babs/dick otpotpotp)
2012-11-02 04:41 pm

[DC] Neither Fate Nor Fortune

Title: Neither Fate Nor Fortune [on the AO3]
Characters: Barbara (Jason, Bruce, Jim; Bruce/Jason)
Rating: PG-13
Series: Bring on the Night
Warnings: character death, ableism, violence, depression, offscreen underage, and all the content warning that comes with only mildly sanitized vampirism.
Summary: Barbara becomes Oracle, and Gotham's dead Robin is a vampire.

Canon timeline: I'm going with the idea that The Killing Joke takes place some months before Death in the Family. I'm playing loose with the chronology of some of the post-Death in the Family pre-No Man's Land storylines because of reasons.
Inspiration: I made canon soup from sources as diverse as Gotham Knights #43-44-45, Batman: Turning Points #3, Batman Chronicles #5 (Oracle Year One: Born of Hope), the DCAU, the Elseworlds Thrillkiller and Supergirl & Batgirl (spoilers for the latter two), Batman #424, and Gotham Central. I may be forgetting some.

Thank you to Discowing for betaing and cheerleading, to [personal profile] salinea for bearing my regular whining, and to [personal profile] moetushie whose remix of the first fic made me want to go on.

written for the [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang 2012, this fic is accompanied by a fanmix made by [livejournal.com profile] ecto_gammat whose link is pending due to the hurricane.

In Greek mythology, the bearer of bad news has no name. )
runespoor: steph as robin, somersaulting joyfully, while cass uses a grapplehook to try and catch up (batgirl&robin | flying)
2012-10-30 12:46 pm

[DC] The Queen and the Girl who would be Night

Title: The Queen and the Girl who would be Night – a Gotham fairytale
Characters: Cass (Oracle, Steph, Helena, Leslie, Harvey Dent, Dick)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: ableism
Summary: the Queen of Fables takes over Gotham, and Cass is the hero of this story.

Notes & timeline: goes hand-wavy sometime between Infinite Crisis and RIP. Inspiration from the “Queen of Fables” arc of JLA (JLA #47-49). References No Man's Land and some of the unhappy events post Infinite Crisis (specifically, the Deathstroke screwing with Cass' mind storyline, which I've taken a couple liberties with. I don't know either.) No one's dead, everyone's in Gotham but Jason, Cass is Batgirl, Steph is Spoiler, Tim is Robin.

A huge thank you to [personal profile] silveronthetree, without whom this tale would have no title and a fundamentally flawed ending.

written for the [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang 2012, this fic has gorgeous accompanying art made by [livejournal.com profile] dylogger that you can find here.

The Queen and the Girl who would be Night
a Gotham fairytale

or on the AO3

Once upon a time, a great and powerful sorceress sprang magically to life from the pages of an ancient book. )
2012-10-26 04:17 pm
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DCU Big Bangs

...and now I have to find titles.

welp finishing the things did NOT help the selecting process. It's a fine equilibrium of "how much pretentiousness is too much pretentiousness" and wanting people to see that the title is relevant to the story and wanting it to reflect my feelings on the story and the character. ("Cass Is My Magical Perfect Hero" and "Babs Is The Baddest HBIC Ever" were never even in the running, but some hypothetical titles for the Cassbang edge quite close indeed to the "Cass = ♥♥♥" zone.)
2012-10-24 12:39 pm

Dear Yuletide Writer

Hi ! Welcome! Thank you so much for writing me a story! 

This is epically tl-dr. Fandoms are in alphabetical order.

general babbling )

Batgirl )

Fire Emblem : Radiant Dawn )

Nightwing )

Oban Star-Racers )