OMG WTF

Dec. 29th, 2009 01:14 am
mad_andy: (Yoz' boys)
Well.

After a two year dry spell I have completed a fic. Two, in fact.

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that they're based around a computer role playing game called Dragon Age: Origins, which Slay bought when he got his PS3 as an early christmas present... but who can fail to love a game that has canon slash as part of the storyline? Yes, your male character can have sex with other characters, male, female, threesomes... all quite tame stuff as slash goes (the cut scenes are quite sweet, in a slightly hysterical way; all the characters keep their underwear on...).

Point is, it's there.

And while watching Slay play - his elven mage standing hipshot, folded arms, head cocked to look up into the face of one of his warrior companion - I snuck a peek at that part of my brain that used to come up with all the stories. It's been in the bath for the some time now, naught but humming and splashing and bubbles all to be seen in the place where once the magic happened.

This time, there was an empty tub, a sadly abandoned rubber duck, and a trail of wet footprints leading toward a door marked 'ideas'.

So!

The first can be found here, and is called Tomorrows Song. Here be slash. And oh, but it was so much fun to write!

Rambles like a bugger, tho.

The second is a drabble, Wardens Regret.

Heh. Bizarre.

Quickie!

Jan. 20th, 2009 12:02 am
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I know this is a long shot, but I would love to see a fic where Gibbs (NCIS) and Boyd (Waking The Dead) hook up for...anything, really. But that much angst and ferocity and hurt in one place...? Whoo-ee!

Boyd:

Photobucket

Who's Who of the show.

Gibbs:

Photobucket

NCIS page on Wikipedia.

Maybe the cold case team ends up in the US for something, chasing a suspect, perhaps... and somehow their case becomes part of an ongoing NCIS investigation. Both teams together? Abby and Grace would make one hell of a team....

Or NCIS could end up in the UK, when a Naval ship gets in trouble over here... or both bosses could end up in Europe somewhere with just one sidekick. (Grace/Ziva? *Whoo!*)

Anyone?

Ah-HA!

Jul. 30th, 2008 06:53 am
mad_andy: (Dirk LOL)
I am lost...I just joined [livejournal.com profile] ncisfanfic. Ah ha ha ha, fanfic!

Perhaps it'll kick start my writing again...?

Heh. Fanfic.

*OW*

Mar. 4th, 2008 07:00 pm
mad_andy: (Dirk LOL)
Wull hullo flist, long time no chat.

Spike is back! He's currently helping himself to the food in the cat's hopper. I've been worried about him, haven't seen him for months. I was kind of hoping he'd gone home and got neutered, buuut...*glances under his tail*... nuh-uh.

*Chuckle* He's no longer the pretty, slender kitty he was last autumn - he's filling out into a right bruiser! Got tomcat cheeks and a bull neck. If he's going to start lurking around again I'm very tempted to stuff him in a cat basket and get him neutered myself.

Anyway, what was I going to say before grubby white cat distracted me?

Oh yeah.

Ramble ramble rhubarb... )
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OK, shamelessly stolen from [livejournal.com profile] tasyfa - post the bits of your fic where people actually get off. Hers is absolutely fascinating, so I thought it might be interesting to have a shuffle through some of mine and do it. All a bit random - if I did all my band fic I'd be here all day!

All links lead to Rockfic, where - if you haven't already - you should buy a membership!

So, some money shots.... )

Ok, that'll do! That covers the 2007 fic, and it's interesting to see how many of them don't have a 'money shot' at all. Anyway, interesting exercise - if anyone wants me to work through some of the older or the longer fics, I'll do it. In the meantime, it was fun anyway!

:)

Dec. 27th, 2007 11:58 am
mad_andy: (Bruce Animated)
You know, I'm in a remarkably good mood.

Not just because I have that rarest of things - a day off - but various things are looking not only positive, but interesting. And interesting is good, right? Right.

As 2007 was the year of the one-shot (for me, at least), it looks like 2008 might be the year of the Epic. Yeah, I know I said No More Epics... but I've got two to finish (A Matter Of Life And Death and Beneath These Waves), and an idea that's been drifting around in my mind for a while now is beginning to take shape. And it isn't something I can easily cover in a one-shot, not and do it justice.

I've been mooching the 'net, doing a little research, and I think this could be a good 'un. AU (natch), historical, set in the late seventeenth century. During the heady times of the Restoration, when the whole of England went bonkers for drinking, wenching, debauchery and general frivolity after the long, cold years of the Commonwealth that followed the Civil War.

It's going to be mostly Maiden and Zico - but then, I daresay a number of others will crop up here and there. Partly because I cannot resist the idea of men in tight pants and flowing cloaks, in the dark on Hampstead Heath (or any wild and wooly place, really) - lit by the hunter's moon, long hair stirred by a gusting breeze....

Heh.

Highwaymen, anyone?

*Gurgle*

Nov. 6th, 2007 09:19 pm
mad_andy: (Tea animated)
Well, i have my usual post-travel virus kicking my ass today. Feels like I can't get enough fluids into me, and dammit I am tired. Back on nights tomorrow, whoop-de-fricking-do.

Anyway. Despite achy joints and all the fun stuff that comes after travelling amidst a lot of grubby strangers, I have set up a new community. Yay me!

It's somewhere to archive all my fics that feature my OC, the renegade Magus Yoz. Although most of them are available on Rockfic - and so far, two of them are available as honest-to-god books via Rockfic Press - in the future there will be more material with her in that doesn't have musicians, so it's somewhere to just gather it all together in one place.

It can be found at [livejournal.com profile] damned_magus - so far I've got two fics up, the rewritten SpellBound and Razorblade Sigh. I'll be putting both No World Order and Gardens Of The Sinner up when I feel up to it!

Plus another couple of little pieces I've written with her, including one set in the world of [livejournal.com profile] duffnstuff's fabulous Kings Of Fools. (Which if you haven't read you really, really should!)

So far it's an open comm, although I may at some point decide to make all the stories members-only. Whatever the case, if you like my writing - and especially if you like my Magus! - then trot along there and friend it, watch it, enjoy it!

That's all for now - I feel the need for more tea....

(Oh, and btw - I've got a full trip report from the Hamburg jaunt on my laptop, I just have to get off my lazy ass and cross post it to here!)
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OK, you might want to skip this one - it's pretty nasty stuff, involving non-con sex and all sorts of dreadfulness. Read more... )

OK, so this bit is very near the end. All the enemies are vanquished - as you might imagine - but there are loose ends to tie up. And one of the loose ends decides to break her heart as a going-away present... Read more... )

So there you go. Flashes of inspiration, bits of a tale - the bits I liked best, basically. The bits I'm happy to throw out there. Hope you liked!
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Read more... )
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See, I was having this discussion with [livejournal.com profile] arrys_girlie earlier - about Yoz. You see, the very first full-length story with her in it (which began life as a Def Leppard bandfic) has been re-written as a original novel, the band replaced by OCs.

There was - is - a second novel in the works featuring these OCs. Trouble is, after writing the Tattoos And Alibis trilogy (Razorblade Sigh, No World Order and Gardens Of The Sinner, the first two of which are available on Rockfic Press now and the third, well, will be eventually!) I really don't want to carry that novel on.

Because the events in the trilogy negate a lot of what happens to the character in that second novel, but it doesn't change the fact that she talks about a lot of her history. There's a lot of character development stuff and (though I say so myself) really rather good writing.

So. Since I'm not sure what to do with it at the moment, I thought I'd post some of the pieces I'm particularly fond of here. What with it being a quiet night and all.

So, enjoy. I'll put them all under cuts so they don't clutter up your flist! Let me know if they spark a reaction, you like them, or you just think I should think of something more productive to do with them...

That said, here's the first. Read more... )
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Got the first two done! The easiest ones, I'll admit - Hansi/Kai for [livejournal.com profile] rdyfrde, and Turisas (Warlord/Olli) for [livejournal.com profile] isilrandir.

Fred's piece: )

Mary's bit: )

I'll think about some more tonight, hokay?
mad_andy: (Dirk wot?)
There really is something going around at the moment.

And it's affecting the writing of people I really and truly respect and like and all that good shit.

And I bet you think I'm going to whinge, don't you? Ha! )

Oh 'eck...

Mar. 1st, 2007 02:23 am
mad_andy: (Dirk wot?)
OK, so I've started my Biffno thing.

(BFNoWriMo, or BandFic Novella Writing Month. For those who don't know.)

Hmm. 800 words a day for a month? Should be OK. Course, whether it'll ever get finished (let alone read) is another matter - but not one for tonight.

Nope, tonight I still have a couple of hundred words to go.

*Scribbles frantically*

Yay!

Feb. 23rd, 2007 02:38 pm
mad_andy: (Dirk smirk)
Sam just ate his mouse!

of course, now he's gone back to trying to force the lid off the viv, but it's a big step in the right direction. I'll leave him a few days and see if I can get him to eat another one - once he's eating well I'll get him onto the larger prey items (ie the rats that are in the freezer) and see if that settles him down any.

In other news, Gardens Of The Sinner is finished, hurrah! It rocks in at 127,863 words according to the Rockfic board's word counter, and is the final instalment in the 'Tattoos And Alibis' trilogy, which began with Razorblade Sigh and continued in No World Order.

Both the first two books are currently available through Rockfic Press, as will the third one sometime in the summer.

I'd really really appreciate it if someone went and read the newest, though, because I'm feeling rather masochistic every time I go and look and the number of hits and reads it's had...

But I'd rather you bought the books!

Now, what shall I work on next... suggestions, anyone? ;)
mad_andy: (Blue Dirk and Kai)
Insomnia blows goats. I am just sayin'.

Anyway. Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] isilrandir and [livejournal.com profile] rockfic:

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.

Have at ye.

*Snort*

Jan. 11th, 2007 08:56 pm
mad_andy: (Yoz' boys)
Had to be done. Writing meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] rockfic, [livejournal.com profile] hector_rashbaum and [livejournal.com profile] rdyfrde:


Write down the first lines of everything you wrote, completed or not, in 2006.

Ready or not, here 'tis: )

So there you go!

Actually, there's probably four more fics (at least) that are no more than a bundle of notes in RD: a Police one, a Bruce/Michi, a Leppard one... all sorts of weird shit. let's see if I can get a few of 'em finished this year, eh?
mad_andy: (Bruce Animated)
Today I received four books in the post:

Rock Hard

Flying Low

Internal Affairs

Rain Dogs

All of them are excellent. In fact, reading Rock Hard in the studio - it being as dead as the proverbial doornail at the moment - I realised just how excellent; I hadn't read a lot of the stories, and the ones I had read it was a delight to rediscover.

At home this evening I've read Flying Low, which contains the story Of Wolf And Sheep, which I love to bits, still makes me laugh, and was one of the stories that made me realise that not all slash was crap.

However.

I've just finished reading Rain Dogs.

Go. Buy it.

If you've never read bandfiction before and wonder what all the fuss is about, if you think all slash is crap, even if you don't like any of the bands in it go and buy it RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

The writing makes me smile, it makes me ache inside, it's beautiful and vicious and you don't just feel like you're there watching the characters, you're in them, part of them, breathing and feeling and fucking with them. It's an object lesson in emotion, and pace, and storytelling.

You can have a tale with no title and it can still grab you by the guts and not let you go.

It makes me want to go outside and dance in the rain to music I can hear inside my head. (And it's Novemember, I'm in the UK and it's farking COLD out there.)

The one huge shame?

That she'll never be recognised by the wider writing community, the mainstream publishers and the big critics. Because everyone should read this book and feel bloody humble.

Why are you still here?

Go. Buy it.

NOW.

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