Apr. 22nd, 2008

LGBT fic!

Apr. 22nd, 2008 12:32 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin cheeky by danachan)
Posting started at [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest on April 10th and will be continuing through May 27th. This is "a fest for fanfic that focuses on the experience of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender."

I really like the way the posting is set up, similar to [livejournal.com profile] choc_fic, it's spread out over a month or more, so there are tons of fics but it's not overwhelming like having them all show up on the same day. They just show up on my f-list every few hours, and even though a lot of them are for fandoms I don't know it makes me happy to see them there. You can see what's already been posted by paging back or use the tags to browse by fandom. I'm really enjoying the ones I've been reading! I remember some people worrying that a lot of these fics would be preachy or boring but the ones I've read have been nicely paced and had a lot of humor.

My two favorites of what I've read so far:
-Carbon, Pressure, Time by [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil. Firefly: Simon and Mal, PG. Prompt: "No one knows that Mal used to have woman parts, and no one needs to. But when he needs medical attention, Simon finds out, and he doesn't understand why it needs to be a secret. After all, everyone on the ship knows who's rutting whom."
-Constructing Selves by [livejournal.com profile] nevermindirah. Torchwood: Toshiko, PG-13. Prompt: "When she doesn't understand something, Toshiko researches; and she doesn't understand how she could have fallen in love with Mary and still be attracted to men." I identify with Toshiko kind of a lot and this… yeah, it was really pretty awesome, and very funny.

Not part of that fest but with similar themes, a wonderful Harry Potter story and its remix:
-[livejournal.com profile] kyuuuketsukirui wrote Team Q for this year's axial_tilt. It's a sweet little Dean/Seamus fic in which the boys (post-Hogwarts) create a comic book about queer mutant crime-fighting Quidditch players!
-The Quintessential Team Q (Antiphonal Intermezzo Remix) (author anonymous this week) [ETA: author is [livejournal.com profile] melayneseahawk] is about a boy who becomes a fan of the comic and meets Dean and Seamus at a signing. It includes excerpts of the cheesy comic book writing and is adorable in every way.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (white flower)
Authors' names were revealed at [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble last night. I wrote four ficlets and had four written based on my stories, adding up to seven different authors I interacted with in eight different fandoms! I believe all three of these authors were writing in fandoms they haven't written in before, and they did a fantastic job. I enjoyed this round so much.

[livejournal.com profile] exeterlinden wrote
- Five Secrets About River (The Just Beneath Surface Remix), Firefly, 176 words, remix of "Five Things River Tam Secretly Knows about the Serenity Crew".
and
- Spring (The New Leaf Remix), LOTR: Frodo/Merry, 100 words, remix of "Family and Friends"

[livejournal.com profile] ibonekoen wrote
-Never Figure You Out, The Faculty: Casey and Zeke, 500 words, remix of "Nobody Else".

And [livejournal.com profile] lady_smith wrote
-The Mandrake's Tale (Selfish, Stubborn Remix), Pan's Labyrinth, 101 words, remix of "Clean Up This Mess".

I wrote
-Fragments (The Tattered Pages Remix), Heroes: Nathan and Peter, 102 words, remix of these tattered pages by [livejournal.com profile] takethesky87.
-My Kind of Dream (The Sharing Is Caring Remix), Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy/Faith, 200 words, remix of The Kind of Dream You'd Never Share by [livejournal.com profile] sinandmisery.
-Witness (The History of Violence Remix), Harry Potter, Augusta and Neville, 200 words, remix of A History of Violence by [livejournal.com profile] amathela.
-His Hands (Returning Remix), M*A*S*H: B.J./Peg, 300 words, remix of Hands by [livejournal.com profile] iamsab.

One of the most amusing parts of this whole thing meeting [livejournal.com profile] iamsab in the AIM chat room set up for [livejournal.com profile] remixredux08 participants and not giving away that I'd been reading and remixing her for this other challenge. :D

Speaking of which, I need to rec a Doctor Who (Ten and Martha) fic and two remixes I had nothing to do with. For the full effect, read all three. (Don't worry, they're short and full of awesome!)
-Savile Row by [livejournal.com profile] iamsab
-Threads (The Backstitch in Time Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] eve11 in [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble
-Savile Row (The Glass Menagerie Remix) by anonymous in [livejournal.com profile] remixredux08

ALSO. There is probably going to be a mini-round of [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble sometime soon in which we will remix the remixes. It will be open to people who have participated in past rounds and it will be confusing and fabulous.

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