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Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:47 am
toujours_nigel: BFT (Default)
not reached the stars (4856 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin, Remus Lupin/Original Male Character(s)
Characters: Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: World Travel, Soulmate-Identifying Marks, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, Grief/Mourning, Parent Death, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Suicide Attempt, POV Remus Lupin
Summary: Remus can't bear to be in England after the war, after James and Lily die, after Sirius goes to Azkaban. He can't run from the marks Sirius leaves on their bodies.
toujours_nigel: (writer)
Fic post for Remus Lupin's birthday, 10th March.

and in the mirror (2045 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Remus Lupin & Draco Malfoy
Characters: Remus Lupin, Draco Malfoy, Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson
Additional Tags: Boggarts, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Lucius Malfoy's A+ Parenting, POV Remus Lupin

His third-year Slytherins are a difficult class.

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first beneath the sheets (1009 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: Lie Low At Lupin's
Summary: hair cuts and identity projects
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those bare deep vacuums between the stars (2593 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: Lie Low At Lupin's.


toujours_nigel: (writer)
for [personal profile] whitmans_kiss/ [ profile] whitmans_kiss, who asked for Remus/Draco, secretly a virgin!Remus.

Darling, in my Fashion (1000 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Remus Lupin/Draco Malfoy
Characters: Remus Lupin, Draco Malfoy
Additional Tags: Infidelity, Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: It wasn’t entirely fair to say that it was a sudden flare of passion.

toujours_nigel: (writer)

I wrote 17 stories last year, ranging from just over 1000 words to just over 12,000, and totalling over 78k words. A good chunk of that, just under a third of it, was for Yuletide. Still, not a bad haul, for an otherwise fraught and busy year.

The fandom break-down is alphabetical, and within each fandom, by word-count:

Alexander Trilogy:
Foster-Child of Silence and Slow Time (1124 words) (Yuletide)
Autumn, Fall (1062 words)


the night, the beloved body (12163 words) (Yuletide)

Harry Potter:
Tieresias Trap (8608 words) (w.i.p)
and the life (7709 words) (w.i.p)
The Wish to Move Backward (3166 words) (r-s games)

kounteya (6481 words) (w.i.p)


Isn't Love (1170 words) (edited and posted to AO3)

Night Watch:
not the squares of the cinema but envelopes of affection (1428 words) (Rare Women)

Penny Dreadful:
Between the Shadow and the Soul (5027 words) (Yuletide)

The Charioteer:
conditions best suited of all to unreserve (9789 words) (w.i.p)
The Thousandth Man (6569 words) (Yuletide)
Not a House or Even a Tent (6084 words)
restless nights in one-night cheap hotels (3514 words)
A Vote of Thanks to Mr. Abse and Lord Arran (2529 words) (Yuletide)
the unwearying heart over the waves of the sea (1500 words)
Auld Lang Syne (1001 words)

ETA: Because it's right there at the top anyway, my total stats on AO3, over 172 fics spread in 38 fandoms (not counting variations of the same fandom) are:

Woefully small, compared to most who have been around five years and change, but I'm not remotely prolific.

What's interesting about the stats is that I can practically chart my mental health by looking at them. 2014 has been a good year, at least since August and is certainly the most I've written in a year, with 2013 clocking in at just below 60k (59861 words) and 2010 a distant third (42817 words). 2009 gets off easy, since that's when I got into fandom and was writing almost entirely drabbles, and because a lot of what I was writing was in role-plays on various communities. You can see the worst of the depression just by looking at output-levels: in 2011 I wrote just over 16k in 10 stories, of which 7 were for Yuletide; in 2012 I wrote 21k or thereabouts, missing Yuletide entirely but getting invested in The Charioteer as a writing fandom.

My aim for 2015 is to write at least 80k of fanfic, and hopefully get a chunk of work done on the novel.
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Participating in FandomAid's Typhoon Haiyan fundraising. My offer is here.

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[ profile] whitmans_kiss asked for Harry Potter; Oliver Wood/Percy Weasley

nothing to see here )

[ profile] whitmans_kiss asked for Maurice; Maurice Hall/Alec Scudder

on a winter's night, a traveler )

[personal profile] avanti_90 asked for Mahabharata; Karna/Draupadi

rising with the sun )

[personal profile] naraht asked for The Charioteer, Alec Deacon/Sandy Reid

his name close as my own blood )

toujours_nigel: Dali (procrastination)
So there's this thing that [personal profile] brownbetty calls feral wips in her journal, and I don't have that, exactly, but I *do* have a bunch that was going to be stuff but now is just sitting in my hard-drive and has been for over a year, *sigh* posting because.

Steve/Bucky pre-war )

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

unrelated Steve&Bucky, post-Avengers, poss. post-Winter Soldier. )

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

Olympias FFH snippet, morning after Alexander has been deflowered. )

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

Karna sentence, no damned clue why. )

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

Kay/Julia snippet, following on from the one story I wrote for them. )

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

TC snippet, I forget what for. )

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

And there's this one, which is definitely going to progress, dammit. but hasn't in a while, so.

What I was planning to write for rs_games but then I fell ill, recovered and wrote something else. Longish snippet. )
toujours_nigel: BFT (Default)
So, I've done this a couple of times, and it's brilliant fun. So.

Tell me about a fic (any fic) that I've never written, and I'll either write a little snippet of it, or tell you a bit about it. Applicable fandoms are in the tags, but feel free to ask about something that isn't listed but you know I've some familiarity with.


If you want, here are my fics on AO3, feel free to ask about any of them. Not everything I've written is up there. however.

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Give me a show/movie/fandom and I'll tell you:

my favourite female character
my favourite male character
my favourite book/season/etc
my favourite episode (if it's a tv show)
my favourite cast member
my favourite relationship
a character I'd die defending
a character I just can't sympathize with
a character I grew to love
my anti otp

(fandoms in tags; feel free to add any you know I like.)
toujours_nigel: Dali (procrastination)
So when I read Ursula le Guin last year, I was fascinated by the idea of sedoretus, but I was also insanely busy and/or depressed at the time, so I didn't get fannishly engaged, other than a brief notion that it made Potter simultaneously easier to ship and incredibly creepier. Then, today I found [personal profile] melannen's post on group-marriages, and, well, right post at the right time, because now all I can think about are sedoretus. In all my fandoms, please. Pretty please.

Arthurian Mythology, which has to be done across generations. )

The Charioteer )

Harry Potter )

Narnia )

Pride and Prejudice )

Avatar:the last Airbender )

Bollywood, clubbed together. )

What else, what else? It doesn't work with the Alexandriad, except it does when Alexander and Hephaistion marry Darius' daughters, who needn't be of the same moiety, but even that's wobbly. Works excellently and creepily with Wuthering Heights, actually. And of course there's the Vorkosigan Saga, which a lot of incredibly dedicated people have drawn charts and family-trees for, on [personal profile] melannen's post and elsewhere. Oh, oh, and Hysteria, I'm almost certain it works there.

tl;dr: I've gone mad and am charting my fandoms to new relationship-styles.

toujours_nigel: (writer)
For my [ profile] au_bingo square, Alternate History: Someone died/didn't come back.

Harry died. post-series. Harry/Ginny, Ginny/Blaise, Blaise/Draco. )
toujours_nigel: (writer)
[community profile] rs_career_fest has done reveals, so I can say that I wrote Our Hell is a Good Life, to which A Necessary Part is a prequel of sorts. It seems to have inclinations of twirling off into its own convoluted 'verse, but I'm a little flooded at the moment.

[ profile] teddy_fest is due soonish, and I haven't even started. And then there's [ profile] au_bingo and I've gone and claimed a set for [ profile] 1sentence for Alexander/Hephaistion, so there's that.

Why, yes, I am masochistic, thank you for asking.

toujours_nigel: (writer)
[community profile] dark_agenda has been hosting a Racebending Revenge ficathon on AOOO. The challenge is to alter the race of a white character, and see how that difference of race alters their narrative from the canonical presentation, in fiction of at least 500 words.

I... dawdled. I knew I wanted to play but I wasn't sure what fandom and characters to play with.

I live in a country where my race and putative religion are the majority. I haven't been discriminated against for my race--the media tells me I should be fairer, yes, but that's not quite the same, is it? The one strange white-privilege reaction I get is when people online assume I'm white, or are amazed I'm Indian, either because my English is so good, or because OMG Exotic India! It's a minor irritant, nothing more, far more indicative of the US-centrism of the communities I hang out in than of anything else.

My fandoms aren't ones that are particularly racist/racially-diverse. Most of them are myth-fandoms, anyway, which mostly does away with the race factor.  Renault's Alexandriad, while it certainly has Greeks think Persians barbarians, also has Persians think the same of Greeks--the colour of skin isn't much of an issue, the Greeks are darker than the Persians, like as not. *g*

Which left me with Harry Potter, where the racism is usually--in the wizarding world--about blood, rather than skin. I toyed with the idea of a black!Draco Malfoy fic--yes I'm obsessed, shush--but that didn't work. I'm not sure he'd deign to notice what Muggles and Muggleborns thought about him.

So instead, and following a bit of advice from the [personal profile] dark_administrator, I tried writing about the Dursleys' reaction to a biracial Harry Potter, whose father is black. The result was Moses among the Bulrushes, and I am stunned by how many comments I'm getting. Thank you.
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50 sentence fic, posted here.

[ profile] whitmans_kiss, this is not your birthday fic. But consider it a stop-gap of sorts. *g*


Jun. 16th, 2010 11:02 pm
toujours_nigel: (writer)
on offer.

Harry Potter (grand-parents, Marauders, Harry, next-gen)
Bollywood (every SRK film ever, things you know I've watched)
Mythology (Hindu, Greek)
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I [ profile] lgbtfest-ficced.

To this prompt: Harry Potter, Parvati or Padma Patil or Dean Thomas or Blaise Zabini (or anyone else who might fit), They're already a minority as one of Hogwarts' few non-white students. Is it worth coming out as LGBT and adding yet another minority to the list?

I started writing a Padma Patil/Luna Lovegood story, but that didn't work out, mostly because I was anxious about fucking up Marathi culture, so I made the Patils half-Bong, and then I realised that that was maybe worse, and writing a viciously intelligent, bibliophilic, introverted desi girl trying to map out her queerness... well, it cut far too close to the bone, is what.

So I wrote a fic about Blaise Zabini instead. It isn't that I wrote that as second-best; I didn't. I was wondering at one point whether I could write both without running myself into the ground, so it isn't that, exactly. It feels a little like cheating on the prompt, though. With the Patils, their Indian-ness, their desi-ness keeps them different, other, 'exotic', even in their own heads, not in a bad or derogatory fashion, but because they are part of both cultures, and their way of interacting with magic and/or their families is basically Indian (there is nothing that is basically Indian, but the desis on my f-list will probably understand what I'm attempting to convey). For Zabini, I don't get that, because he's basically British, in my head, for all his long-dead father might well have been Italian, or at least descended from Italians on his father's side. Because wizards discriminate by blood, I don't really see them also discriminating by colour. At least not Zabini's classmates. I can easily see a lot of the Muggleborns being racist, however, and the one racist slur in the story comes from a Muggleborn girl, who's boyfriend is black himself, and she's basically using the slur because it's the one thing she can think of, to throw at Zabini.

It isn't a bad story, I'm not dissatisfied with it, I didn't even feel the need to sit and take it to pieces and change 50% of the words. I like it better than I liked one of my [ profile] lgbtfest pieces last year. It's a nice, solid story. It's just I think there should be more racism in it, and my Zabini is simply too cool-headed to be perturbed by these things; having some Muggleborn (or even pure-blood) comment about him wouldn't register: he knows he's better, he couldn't care less what someone not in his little circle thinks. And his circle, well, Malfoy could, and he's the one the rest of that little coven would follow. But my Draco is a little sweet on Blaise, and so nothing of that sort transpires.

I dunno. It's niggling at me.


May. 30th, 2010 11:16 pm
toujours_nigel: (writer)
I have been gone oh so very long, lo these many days, and I would like to say that it is because I have been studying, but that is not the case. *g*

However, I have had my end-sems, and having to write exams for four honours papers does mean you're pretty squashed, even if you only very desultorily glance at texts. Furthermore, being me, which is to say being masochistic that way, I decided to participate in three ficathons:  Remix...Redux8 , [community profile] rs_career_fest/[ profile] rs_career_fest and [ profile] lgbtfest in order of my posting-dates. This in addition to constant rp-ing, and several bits and pieces of ficcing. Yes, I know.  I would say I won't do it again, but [ profile] fireshowers /[personal profile] fireshowers knows that for the lie it is, if nobody else does. So, sometime next year I shall again moan and bitch about how I shall not take on so much before exams, dear gods no.

This is not to say that I in any way dislike writing for these ficathons, because that is an absolute lie. I just enjoy moaning and bitching, though I abide by Golden Rule no.2 of Ficathons, and never ever moan and bitch on my journal(s) about specific stories, because not everyone can be expected to know that this is part of my "process", and I would hate to make my prompter/remixee/recipient feel bad. Prompter/remixee/recipient, I love you and your story/prompt; thank you. It would be nice if you commented, since I'm terrified you don't like the remix I wrote, since you mostly write Harry/Draco of great length, and I snatched up the Sirius/Remus snippet that you wrote in 2004, but I still love you.

The remix I got has left me absolutely madly happy, and I want you all to read it. It is here, and is a remix of this. It is wonderful and I love it and shall probably stalk my remixer.


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