brightknightie: A blue and white stylized Toronto skyline, circa 1992-1996 (Default)
I've previously posted about the nice things that I received in my own Fandom Stocking this year, and about the neat things that I spotted in other people's Fandom Stockings, so tonight I thought I'd point out the items that I stuffed into some Fandom Stockings myself. I didn't create as widely or well as I'd have liked, but I did have fun writing:

  • Highlander: "Lazarus Heart" (Methos/Alexa, 918 words, G) (beta-read by [personal profile] celli!) for [personal profile] beccadg's wish
    I'd never tried Methos/Alexa before, but the attempt turned out surprisingly satisfying for me. I hope that it works as well for readers, and doesn't bog down when I poke around inside Methos's head for a bit in the middle.

  • Forever Knight: "In Pursuit of the Paladin" (Lacroix & Natalie with Nick implied, 991 words, PG) (beta-read by [personal profile] skieswideopen!) for [personal profile] pj1228's wish
    This led me to a new approach to the ever-vexing problem of how to write for fellow FK fans who personally prefer "dark" takes that I can't support, myself. Here, I imagined a "bright" scenario that I'd love, but told it from Lacroix's perspective. It worked better for me than some past, straining attempts to approach "dark" prompts, but I don't know whether it really bridges the problem of sufficient respect for preferences I can't share. Maybe it's better not to try? There are so few of us! Are mismatches better than no matches, or not?

  • A handful of fanfiction "gift certificates" in FK and HL for stories to be posted to the AO3 sometime in 2014
    (Four have been redeemed/accepted so far. Coincidentally, that's the same number I still owe from the last time I tried this — you know who you are. ~grin~)

Enjoying Recent HL Gen

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 02:43 pm
brightknightie: Duncan and Tessa embrace on the sidewalk. (Other Fandom Highlander)
I don't talk about it as often, but I am very much a Highlander fan, too.  These days, I read HL mostly via the [livejournal.com profile] hl_flash bulletin.  Here are some gen pieces from there that I've enjoyed recently:

  • "Fight Another Day" by [personal profile] sholio (PG, ~1K words, Duncan and Methos and Amanda).  Duncan loses a hand (as Xavier St. Cloud did) and holds on to his honor.

  • "Watcher" by [personal profile] elistaire (G, 320 words, Joe, implied Duncan/Tessa).  It's the '80s.  As Joe watches Duncan, he also gets to know Tessa.

  • "Next Time, Buy a Ferrari" by [archiveofourown.org profile] medie (PG, ~2K words, Methos and Connor and Heather, implied Connor/Heather).  What if Methos, rather than Ramirez, had taught Connor?

  • "Convent Mouse" by [personal profile] elistaire (G, ~2K words, original character, Methos, implied Methos/Alexa).  This predator and this prey... are both survivors.

  • "Spring" by [livejournal.com profile] devohoneybee (G, 69 words, Methos).  A poem.
brightknightie: Duncan with his sword against the Paris skyline (Other Fandom HL Duncan)

I wrote these Highlander snippets in my notebook back when I used to take the train to work.  There are two ripped-out pages between them; I don't remember why I ripped them out.

  •   Title: "Conversational Snippets"
  •   Length: ~200 words
  •   Date: February 2005
  •   Rating: G
  •   Summary: Just two unrelated snatches of dialogue.
  •   Setting:   Unspecified, after third-season
  •   Characters:   Duncan, Methos and Joe

 

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