estirose: A young man scratches his neck. Text reads "It was a good idea at the time" (It Was A Good Idea - Starman)
I'm going to do WIP Big Bang this year. I've done a quick narrowing down of fics I'd like to finish. Since I write in a wide variety of fandoms, I'm going to do a quick pitch for each of them regardless of fandom.

Notes under the cut regarding my thoughts plus the pitches )
estirose: A blank book (Default)
So, I decided to see what Rune Factory was all about. I've had bad experiences with Harvest Moon but I love Stardew Valley (and you can apparently almost do a gay option in RF IV), and Rune Factory is probably the closest I can get to Stardew Valley on the 2DS/3DS for some reason.

This is apparently the first Rune Factory where you can start as a woman instead of a man. That is great! However, their way of having you choose a gender is by selecting a line of dialogue. You can easily figure out which one is the woman's by the sheer fikanta stereotypicalness.

Sigh.

I mean, there will be subtleties when translating from any other language, but the translators should know better.
estirose: Masumi against a red and black background (Black and Red - Boukenger)
With 475 fics and other fanworks in the archive, I thought I'd do this again. Underneath the cut are fics that show in my stats page as having a multiple of 25 hits. (It's probably less self-pimping than "random collection of fics that meet a certain criteria".)

Some of these are wonderful. Some of them are just archived. )
estirose: A blank book (Default)
This will be added to the Agender Ganma post shortly, but it's split out as it fills a square on my GYWO bingo (which I need to paste to here), for beach with palm trees, featuring Chiyo, Gako, Haru, and Comede.

It's set after my Unconventional Courtship fic "A Dance We Do" and references it.
And probably is quite an infodump.... )
estirose: A girl in odd clothing dances in front of some fuzzy creatures (Erion)
I don't know if I'll finish this, but it's at least started. Fantasy Life/Kamen Rider Blade crossover, featuring Erion (my Fantasy Life NPC), Yuelia, Mutsuki and Nozomi.

(Who are not from Kiva, oops)

Mutsuki and Nozomi on the East Grassy Plains )
estirose: The words "Chophead Tinybits" in a speech bubble. (Chophead Tinybits - Girl Genius)
"If I don't say something, if I just lie still" - MILCK, "Quiet"

In an attempt to start saying something (because I need to fikanta start working on that), I talked to someone today who is totally ignorant about gender issues (that unfortunately I have to get along with - the best I can do is get them to start thinking). Long story short, I tried to explain that transgender people do not experience things the way that cisgender people do, and just because someone was born with female sexual organs does not mean that they cannot choose to be a boy. They argued that "male and female He created them" means that men are men and women are women and God intends to keep people in strict genders. (I responded that I do not read/interpret the Bible that way. Which I do not, because the Bible is going to reflect the pre-science era in which it was written.) They refused to understand that even if you believe that, it's nothing but respectful (they claim to respect people no matter what) to use the prounoun that the person prefers.

I understand that this person is not UU (and therefore hasn't made a choice to affirm and promote the first principle), but it's still frustrating. It's extremely, extremely rude in my view to ignore someone's pronoun choice. This situation has encouraged me to not keep quiet.

(Let's not even get into the current political situation and their attitude toward it....)
estirose: A blank book (Default)
(I keep forgetting that reveals happen sooner now!)

Anyway, my main fic was written by sheaferotherdon, and my treat by lousy_science.

I wrote 9 fics this year! My main fic was "Know You Now A Cycle's Gone" (Ghostbusters 2016), and my pinch hit was "Why This Is So" (Monument Valley). In addition, I wrote 7 treats: "Five for the Five" (Stardew Valley), "Your Brief Moment" (Kamen Rider W/Kiva), "So meek and so mild" (Gladiator - Dami Im), "A Song With No End" (Fatal Frame III: The Tormented), "For the bones that tear" (Nancy Drew (Video Games)), "And If You Take My Hand" (Fantasy Life (Video Game)), and "Strengthened by the Vision" (Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger).

This year, I titled all my fics after lyrics sung by Peter, Paul, and Mary. Also, I tried to stick a robot cat into whatever I could, and did some rather random unlabled minor crossovers.

Notes )
estirose: Closeup of Nozomi from Kamen Rider Blade, with a small area lightened and the words "hold on" added (nozomi holds on - Kamen Rider Blade)
Two from Yuletide, one from Toku Holiday Special!

A Revolution's Revelation (1503 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016), Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jillian Holtzmann/Patty Tolan
Characters: Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan, Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson
Additional Tags: Crossover
Summary:

They've learned over the last year and some to give Patty the lead when there's some sort of historical grudge at play. Your everyday jealousies, revenge killings, souls with unfinished business, and random demons they're all good at dealing with, but there's something about the long-gone that only Patty can handle.



This is a lovely fic that has Hamilton and Jefferson show up at the theatre because of Miranda's play Hamilton, and Patty having words with both of them. I'm not familiar with Hamilton, so I don't know if there are any subtleties that I missed, but I did enjoy Patty in it. (And my author is getting some well-deserved praise, which I will echo: it's great and you should read it!)

The Life and Tomes of Patty Tolan (961 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Patty Tolan, Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann, Kevin Beckman
Additional Tags: Books, New York City
Summary:

Patty hearts books.



This is actually a gift to a bunch of folks, about Patty and her books (plus a sinister accounting book they have to deal with).

After it's Over (2683 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Kamen Rider Blade
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kamijou Mutsuki/Yamanaka Nozomi
Characters: Kamijou Mutsuki, Yamanaka Nozomi
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, learning healthier coping mechanisms
Summary:

The undead are gone. The fighting is finished, and Mutsuki is normal again. Everything should be normal again.

It’s not.



This is very much a Nozomi focus, and as my anonymous author notes, her entire arc in Kamen Rider Blade is about helping Mutsuki, and that really isn't healthy. It's her slowly trying to get back to normal and finally breaking down before help arrives. I'm really thrilled, because Nozomi's one of my favorites in Blade, and my author picked that up and wrote me a fic!
estirose: Kotoha looks at her flute (Kotoha and flute - Shinkenger)
It's time for my yearly guess-the-yuletide fic post!

This year, I have written 9 fics. These fics are in 9 fandoms with 9 recipients.
I've written in 7 of the 9 fandoms before, though one only very technically.
8 of the 9 have a female POV, while the remaining one has a male POV.
There are 5 gen fics, 2 F/F, 1 M/F, and 1 other.
5 are for video games, 2 are for TV series, 1 movie, and 1 that falls under music/bands. (Yay for 5-minute fandoms!)
5 are of English-language origin, while 4 are of Japanese origin.

Can you guess what I wrote? Comments are screened.
estirose: One twin sleeps on the other's shoulder (Mio sleeps the sleep of the dead - Proje)
Well, sort of. I got curious about my top fics for each fandom to see if they had anything in common. So, I took fics from every fandom with more than 3 fics and looked at the top two of them. And I tried to note anything that seemed to be trending period at the end.

Some are large fandoms, but most are small )
estirose: A blank book (Default)
Pictures of my bookshelves, large but not completely huge.

Bookshelves )
estirose: A blank book (Default)
Cleaning the house... some stuff out of drawers.
a lot of photos )
estirose: Picture of Gil, Agatha, and child together (Heterodyne-Wulfenbachs)
This is for additional information on my Yuletide fandoms.

Parallels!

Aug. 22nd, 2016 06:05 pm
estirose: A blank book (Default)
I had to keep this quiet because I was pinch hitting, but here's my Parallels fic:

With Wasp and Wren (713 words) by Estirose
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Zero Escape (Video Games)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Onesided Junpei/Akane
Characters: Tenmyouji Junpei, Diana (Zero Escape)
Summary:

Junpei has a conversation with a stranger and wonders about his abilities, in a world alternate to the events of ZTD.



I had to figure out how to squish Junpei, Diana, Snake, and Akane into the same fic, since I had nothing that said I could leave anybody out. It came out mainly Junpei with a guest appearance by Diana and mentions of Akane and Snake. Not perfect, but my recipient didn't complain!

I had to write alternate to Zero Time Dilemma, as I did not start playing until shortly before the fic needed to be completed, and mostly started the game so that I could double check facts without spoiling myself too much on the Zero Escape wiki. (I think I spoiled myself a little bit, but I'll live.) Also, I tried to keep the fic as non-spoilery as possible for people who hadn't played ZTD.

Most of my focus was on Junpei and his Esper abilities - or lack thereof. I believe it's semi-official that Junpei actually doesn't have much in the way of Esper ability himself, and a lot of what he does do in the way of Esper stuff is related to Akane. He's just enough of one that he can do certain things in canon. The confusing thing is that he's considered to be one in every game he's in, even though probably 99% of what he does is through Akane. Also, there's not much focus on what it's actually like to be an Esper, even in fanfic, so I tried to explore that as well, from poor Junpei's perspective. I'm not sure if anybody gave him a good idea as to what being an Esper was, but I think he learned a little about it between the events of 999 and the events of this alternate universe.

Also, I listed it as onesided Junpei/Akane. There is some canon to indicate she reciprocates his feelings, but he might not realize it in the fic.
estirose: Kotoha smiles up at something (Kotoha Beaming Smile - Shinkenger)
I need to take my mind off of some nasty RL stuff, so I'm running a poll. Long story short, I had to get a new tablet after a previous one died. I name all my computer-type electronics. (Blame the people who named the Imagewriters back in college, where we had Kirk, Spock, and McCoy in my freshman year.)
Poll under cut to save space )
estirose: A blank book (Default)
This mentions a scene that's in the gameplay demo, but still spoilercutting it to be safe. (Theree's also how many times characters have run into a certain common ZTD situation, but I've tried to be vague.)

(Also, if you have not played Zero Time Dilemma, be aware that it, like the rest of the series, has quite a horror theme to it even if it's considered a puzzle solving Visual Novel.)

Spoilers will have Diana panic at them )
estirose: A blank book (Default)
It's hard to avoid spoilers in Zero Escape fandom right now, especially if you are factchecking things. So, I bought this so I could play it and stop getting spoilered.


Minor spoilers, I hope, first impressions, and a lot of talk about the Japanese dialogue )
estirose: A young woman with glasses and red hair smiles. (Mito's Face)
I wrote a Ghostbusters (2016) fic about Patty, who I totally love. I think it's influenced by something someone posted on Tumblr, but I can't locate the post to credit the person if it exists. :(

It's also something that's kind of personal - even though I didn't act on the idea for at least a decade, it was a university reference librarian who got me interested in possibly becoming a librarian (and every librarian I've always asked about the topic has been more than happy to talk about their work and what I'd be getting into on the job). I actually have all my coursework for Library Tech, I think, except for the internship class because I didn't want to work at two libraries (one at a time) on top of a 40 hour workweek. And then I switched to being an accounting major, as that does not require an internship. Just a ton of pre-calculus level math (incidentally, my spellcheck does not understand "pre-calculus", and I've confirmed I'm spelling it correctly).

What amuses me is that I wrote a fic about Patty slowly ending up a private librarian and it's gotten more hits in 48 hours than most of my fics get in months (enough to be the second highest hit fic in 2016 for me). I'm not used to writing in such an active fandom! I just love talking about the importance of research and reading (and libraries), and I'm so happy that people want to read about Patty and her growing resource collection.

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