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As per the darling malnpudl's suggestion, the earlier formula from my personal journal must be ficc'd! ffutures already thought up one response, let's see what the rest of you can do!:

There is a formula written on a sticky note, stuck to my computer monitor. It's been here for over four months, and I have no idea what it means.

CJ = s6 + ASbft

Naturally, malnpudl immediately concluded that this needs to be a fic prompt.

THEREFORE: You are hereby challenged to write a story explaining or otherwise interpreting this formula: CJ = s6 + ASbft

RULES: Any fandom or crossover; RPF is welcome. How many scientists in our beloved fandoms would love to solve the equation for the mysteries of life? Legion, legion! Fred, Willow, Mac, Sam Carter, McKay, Zelenka...what about Fiona and a new formulation for explosives, Torchwood, the Doctor, anyone in Eureka...the possibilities are endless. Minimum 500 words. Standards, you see. malnpudl has them.

DEADLINE: This coming Friday, August 14th at midnight EDT.

PRIZES: Everyone who posts a qualifying story by the deadline will receive a personalized icon made by houses7177, related to the fandom and the challenge. Additionally, malnpudl will record a podfic of one of the qualifying stories, selected at random.


Link fics here or over at: on LJ, on Dreamwidth, or my personal journal. We'll produce a master list with accompanying winning icons when the challenge is closed.

Who knows, someone may solve the mystery of my formula...


MEMES: One Line Fic, Part II

In an effort to get my mind back on writing after traveling through the snowy wastelands of the north, then catching strep throat [I think I’m the only adult around here who has, though just about every child in my immediate sphere of influence is stricken—uck], I’m reviving this old meme:

The Single Sentence Fic Meme:
Name a character or pairing and a prompt, and I'll write you a one sentence fic.

Simple, no? Any universe listed on my userinfo or in the tags is fair game. Request as many as you'd like, as often as you'd like. Have fun! To start everyone off, here are a few lingerers from the last round that I’m just now getting around to. One sentence to tell one story.Collapse )

Just a few questions...

For those out there reading this journal, I'm curious about a few things. Mind playing with Ticky Boxes for a second?

Poll #931448 That Fandom Poll

Which fandoms are you here to read?

Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel the Series
Harry Potter
Anita Blake
Merry Gentry
Veronica Mars
Tir Alainn
Lord of the Rings
Other (please list in comments)

Which sort of fic do you prefer to read?

Single Universe
Original Fiction

You enjoy reading--

Completed One Shots
Series Posted in Completed Sections

In addition, _cinjudes_ has made an awesome banner for the Just Dessert series! Check it out! I've been on the road, so I have had no time to write, but it looks like I'll have some time coming up in the next week or so. What do you want to see more of? The standard WIPs are always open, though some are more open than others...

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I should also add that I have updated my Recommendations Page should anyone want to take a read!


FICLET: Cover Story (Dick, VM)

Title: Cover Story
Author: houses_on_fire
Pairing/Character: Dick
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Word Count: 250
Rating: PG, dark themes
Summary: Dick isn’t quite what he seems, but maybe that’s better for everyone.
Spoilers: Set after There’s Gotta Be A Morning After Pill
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of Veronica Mars. No copyright infringement is intended.

Dick Casablancas wasn’t nearly as stupid as people thought. Lazy? Yes. Stupid? Only by choice. People got away with treating him like a Golden Retriever because it was easy, and Dick has always liked the easy way out.

But that didn’t mean he couldn’t hear them when they whispered, the talk of teenaged transportation terrorists and the perpetual wondering whether he was anything like his brother, or his father, or his missing-but-presumed-dead-hottie of a step-mother. Dick sometimes wandered through an alcoholic haze wondering if Beaver and John Candy were having a laugh up there in crazy person heaven. How the Beaver only needed a train to complete the set, and keeping score: one plane, one automobile, countless bodies.

His brother was nothing if not efficiently motivated.

Dick wasn’t anything like anyone, and that was the way he liked it. Because if he decided to make something of himself one day, to be a real Casablancas instead of just a Dick, he might just find out that he had more of his father and brother in him than he would like. A bit of embezzlement here, some explosives, mayhem and murder there, and he’d be a chip off the old block.

So it was easier to ignore the looks, the brush-offs, the suspicions, and just down another beer. Because the day he decided to sober up and make something of himself was the day everyone was gonna sit up and take notice.

Hell, they might even have to run for cover.
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Title: French Toast
Author: houses_on_fire
Series: Just Desserts #2. #1 Snickerdoodles.
Pairing/Character: Dick, Mac, falling head-long into Dick/Mac
Word Count: 3590
Rating: R for snarking and frisky situations
Summary: Mac just can’t seem to walk away when Dick Casablancas needs her help. Then again, maybe she doesn’t want to.
Spoilers: Mac and Bronson have had their front-porch smootch in Show Me The Monkey, but this fic can be seen to fall during the events of Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves.
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of Veronica Mars. No copyright infringement is intended.

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This story will continue in the next adventure Caramel Sundaes.
Title: Lifeboat
Author: houses at houses_on_fire
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Characters: Logan, references Logan/Parker, Logan/Veronica
Timeline: Midwinter break AU, Season 3
Spoilers: through Spit and Eggs, S3
Rating: G
Word Count: 200 (Double Drabble)
For: shangri__la who won the En Prise prize!

Logan never thought he’d be the guy with a savior complex. Survivor complex? Sure. Psychotic jackass complex? Obviously. But he never knew he was the savior type, not until Veronica.

Watching her stumble and fall—only to be pushed away when he tried to pick her up, well, that he couldn’t stand. He held out hands, threw life preservers, and gave metaphorical rescue breaths, and she only turned away.

He guessed he shouldn’t be surprised that when she finally gave him the heave-ho, or he gave it to her, or it was a mutual conflagration of mis-cued disaster, that he would find someone he could save, who would take his hands, his life preserver, his breath, and learn to live again.

It was more surprising that it was her, with her parallel traumas and un-avoidable similarities. Parker was what Veronica could have been, if she were missing the fundamental bits that made Veronica Veronica.

Every time he looked at Parker, he saw the parts that weren’t there, and he breathed little easier. He was never sure if he was her salvation, or she his, but in the end it didn’t matter. The lifeboat was big enough for both of them.
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Title: Snickerdoodles
Author: houses_on_fire
Series: Just Desserts #1
Pairing/Character: Dick, Mac, baby steps towards Dick/Mac
Word Count: 3550
Rating: R for sexual innuendo
Summary: Just an average evening on Hearst campus, with drunken students vomiting in bushes. Whatever will Mac do when she discovers an incapacitated Dick?
Spoilers: This fic is set before Show Me The Monkey, ie before Mac and Bronson have their little rat-enhanced love connection, but it assumes that the audience has seen Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Theives
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of Veronica Mars. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Next up in this series is French Toast. Mmm, desserts...

FIC: Renegade [Millennium x SPN]

Title: Renegade
Fandom: Supernatural x Millennium
Disc: Kripke owns SPN, Chris Carter owns MIL
Characters: Sam, Dean, Frank, Jordan
Timeline: Post Millennium finale, post 2x12 ‘Nightshifter’ for Supernatural
Word Count: 3104
Rating: PG
For mhalachaiswords
Summary: On the run and out of options, Sam suggests a visit to their old FBI friend. Sequel to Detour.

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