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novindalf
17 February 2013 @ 00:00
So today I bought The Hour S1 on DVD. Despite knowing full well that it's been cancelled early.

Why do I do this to myself?
 
 
novindalf
14 February 2013 @ 16:11
Title: Fortitude
Author: novindalf
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairings: Catelyn Stark, Tywin Lannister, Rickard Lannister (OC); Catelyn/Tywin; mentions of Ned, Joanna, Robb, Bran, Rickon, Tylia Lannister (OC), Lyonel Lannister (OC), Joanna Lannister II (OC)
Word count: 240 words
Rating: G/K
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Summary: This must be the last child she bears, the maester has told her, so it is now or never. Catelyn is determined to have a northern name for her son. The second Tully Lioness Chronicle, written for gameofships' Valentine's event Day 3 (prompt: just this once).

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novindalf
Title: Leave all this to yesterday
Author: novindalf
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairings: Sansa Stark, Tyrion Lannister; Sansa/Tyrion; mentions of Cersei, Joffrey, Catelyn, Robb, Bran and Rickon
Rating/Warnings: T/PG-13, hints of suicide
Summary: After the wedding night, Tyrion wakes uneasy. Written for gameofships' Valentine's event, Day 2 (see link for prompts)

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novindalf
14 February 2013 @ 15:49
rant  
I hate the new LJ post page. Absolutely hate it.
 
 
novindalf
14 February 2013 @ 15:48
Title: Bella Donna
Author: novindalf
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairings: Cersei, Jaime; Cersei/Jaime; mentions of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen
Rating/Warnings: T/R; character deaths, suicide
Summary: "Come with me as you always have." Written for gameofships' Valentine's event, Day 1 (see link for prompts)

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novindalf
12 February 2013 @ 15:22
Top 5 Lists Meme

Top 5 Books
Top 5 Actors
Top 5 Actors You'd Like to See On Downton
Top 5 Poems (& bonus Top 5 WW1 Poems)

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Keep the suggestions coming!
 
 
novindalf
11 February 2013 @ 10:35
Top 5 Lists Meme

Top 5 Singers/Bands
Top 5 Must-Follow Tumblrs
Top 5 Favourite Marian/Guy Fics Out There
Top 5 Pictures You Have Taken

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Keep the suggestions coming!
 
 
novindalf
09 February 2013 @ 19:32
Snagged from the_silverdoe and mrstater:
The Top Five Lists Meme
Ask me for any of my Top Fives. Any of them. Feel free to ask me for more than one. And then I will respond to them in a new post.
 
 
novindalf
29 January 2013 @ 16:26
Title: Last Chance, First Choice
Author: novindalf
Fandom: Robin Hood BBC
Characters/Pairings: Marian, Guy, Sheriff, Earl of Durham, various random guards; Guy/Marian-ish, mentions of Marian/Robin
Rating: T
Summary: Once again Marian finds herself made part of a bargain, only this time there doesn't seem to be any way out. Guy offers a solution, but will Marian take it? Set post-Lardner's Ring.
 
 
novindalf
Title: Last Chance, First Choice
Author: novindalf
Fandom: Robin Hood BBC
Characters/Pairings: Marian, Guy, Sheriff, Earl of Durham, various random guards; Guy/Marian-ish, mentions of Marian/Robin
Rating: T
Summary: Once again Marian finds herself made part of a bargain, only this time there doesn't seem to be any way out. Guy offers a solution, but will Marian take it? Set post-Lardner's Ring.
 
 
Emotion: sleepysleepy
 
 
 
novindalf
03 January 2013 @ 22:38
Title: Attempts to Atone
Author: novindalf
Fandom: Robin Hood BBC
Characters/Pairings: Guy, mentions Marian, Sheriff, Robin & gang
Word count: 1,193 words
Rating: T
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for S2 finale, fairly dark themes
Summary: Prompt for RHFC's gift exchance ficathon - Guy becomes the Nightwatchman.

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novindalf
02 January 2013 @ 23:24
Once again nicked from mrstater, as I did last year...

Total Fics Posted:
10 (not including Dancing Queen as it was started prior to 2012)

Total Words Posted:
Posted fic: 18434
2012 DQ chapters: 2176
Total: 20610 (about 10k less than last year :/)

Total Words (of Anything Excluding Blogs) Written:
Posted fanfic: 20610
Unposted/Unfinished fanfic: 2478
Fanfic plans: 7388
Total: 30476 (again, less than last year :/)

My favorite story this year:
Either Ou sont les neiges d’antan or the epilogue of Sleeves Stained Red. I had immense fun writing both, and though I think Ou sont les neiges was the better of the two, Catelyn’s revenge on Walder Frey was one of the things that prompted Sleeves Stained Red as a fic from the beginning, so it was definitely very satisfying to write.

My best story this year:
Probably Ou sont les neiges. I tend to write better when I write less – mostly because there’s not as much room for me to ramble and/or take it OOC.

Story most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Uhh, maybe Kindling. No readers to my knowledge (certainly no reviews), so I have honestly no idea how it went down, if at all, though I rather hoped it was a good portrayal of how their wedding night might have gone, without the over-excited, over-sexed, love-at-first-sight hype that I’ve read before.

Sexiest Story:
I’m not much of a smut writer, so I don’t think I really have this problem in that sense - Sleeves Stained Red (Chapter 14) Impropriety or Kindling are probably the only non-kid friendly ones, and even they are no higher that PG/T.

Most fun story:
See Question #1. Ou sont... and SSR epilogue :D

"Holy crap, that's *wrong*, even for you" story:
Not sure I have this problem either, so n/a? Unless you count writing Catelyn/Tywin fics when Cat/Ned is my Game of Thrones OTP? In itself it is an odd pairing – it’s certainly a new pairing, I know there wasn’t any fic of it until 2012 – but then again it’s gone down pretty well with people who’ve considered it.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
Again, don’t think this really applies, but it was rather fun to write naughty!Matthew for Impropriety. (Mind you, it was the the 3x01 episode that shifted my perception to allow this more than anything).

Hardest story to write:
Attempts to Atone. It was for a gift-exchange ficathon on RHFC (originally intended to be a sort of Secret Santa thing, but all the writers – including me! – took so long to cough up that it was well past Christmas by the time stuff got posted) but I didn’t manage to write it until months later. The prompt was . Which reminds me, I still need to post that here/on FF.net... :P

Biggest surprise:
Not applicable to any of the fics posted, but how much I want to write this annoyingly difficult, impossibly long, currently plot-lacking, historically accurate as possible, but still recognisably RH BBC, 18th century AU(/DA crossover-ish) fic. Having the outlaws as Luddites, Will as an East India Company official (and Marian’s cousin) with Djaq as his half-Indian wife, Robin (and Much) as naval officers, and Marian’s father’s title and estate entailed away to a distant male cousin (hence the DA crossover bit) – Guy of Gisborne. Why aren’t there more years in a day so that I can research an write this?!?!?!

A story I want remembered:
Ou sont les neiges. If there is one fic I want remembered (and one AU-verse I want to continue/want other people to adopt), it is this. (Not just because of Brienne-the-lady’s-maid either!)

Resolutions for 2013:
- write more for asoiafkinkmeme (not necessarily smut – there are some fantastic non-smut prompts that really get my creative juices flowing, I just need to sit down and actually put words to paper)
- maybe write a bit of the RH 19th century AU fic (?????)
- FINISH THE ROBIN HOOD DRABBLEFEST PROMPTS FROM LAST YEAR
- also finish the International Women’s Day prompts
- and the Advent Fic prompts
- write more Catelyn/Tywin DA-universe fic
- and more Catelyn/Ned fic to make up for abandoning my babies
- and Jaime/Sansa, because they are amazing together

I. AM. SCREWED.

already
 
 
novindalf
16 December 2012 @ 05:41
Title: Kindling
Author: novindalf
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Characters/Pairings: Eddard Stark, Catelyn Tully; Cat/Ned
Word count: 1,264 words
Rating: K
Warnings/Spoilers: Non-explicit sex, no spoilers (pre-series fic)
Summary: The wedding night. I've read a few Cat/Ned wedding night fics where the fire between them is instantly lit and burns ferociously from the start, and I wanted to write something slightly less fairytale. I didn't feel I could write this quite as dutiful as Catelyn recalls in the books without making it sound wooden, so hopefully I reached a compromise by depicting it as the stirring of what later becomes a strong and fierce relationship.

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Sorry for getting so behind on these fics! I am working on getting back up to date, so hopefully I will have actually caught up by the 25th... =P As always feel free to prompt/request a fic here!
 
 
novindalf
02 December 2012 @ 12:52
Title: Cold Feet, Warm Heart
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Characters/Pairings: Catelyn, Ned; Cat/Ned
Request/Prompt/Summary: Catelyn finds it hard to adjust to the northern winters, so she enlists Ned to help her out.

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Feel free to request/prompt a fic here!
 
 
Emotion: sleepysleepy
 
 
novindalf
01 December 2012 @ 23:25
Title: Winter Winds and Sunset Snows
Fandom: Spooks/MI-5
Characters/Pairings: Ros, Lucas; Ros/Lucas
Request/Prompt/Summary: For the_silverdoe (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! xx), Ros/Lucas fluff. Ended up more like Ros/Lucas angst with a bit of fluff, but still! (Plus, Barbados!)

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Feel free to request/prompt a fic here!
 
 
Emotion: nostalgicnostalgic
 
 
 
novindalf
26 October 2012 @ 00:51
Modifying lainemontgomery's idea, I'm planning on doing an advent calendar of fanfic requests, so request away with anything you'd like me to write. Can be any of my fandoms (possibly others if I'm familiar with them), het or gen, fluff or angst or crack or smut (though the last two may be a bit iffy =P), and any days that aren't filled with requests I will fill with various requests/pledges from during 2012 (the Robin Hood/deathbydrabbles drabbles and the International Women's Day fics I never got around to filling, for example...)

Basically just post away with what you would like me to write, and for each day during Advent (December 1st-25th) I will publish one of those fic fills. Feel free to specify a date too! xx

(P.S. I do apologise if I seem to be slurring my typing - I've just got back in from a Hogwarts themes social - photos of my amazing costume will follow eventually - and am slightly tired/still drunk. Love you all!)
 
 
novindalf
17 September 2012 @ 14:50
Title: Impropriety
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Word count: 410 words
Characters & Pairings: Matthew, Mary; Matthew/Mary
Ratings/Warnings: T for suggestiveness =D =D, spoilers for 3.01 and the 3.02 preview.
Summary: Post 3.01 fic, written in response to THIS, THIS, THIS and THIS (but mainly THIS) and any post ever made about how great Matthew and Mary’s sex life is going to be is.

Impropriety
 
 
novindalf
Title: Où sont les neiges d’antan?
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones & Downton Abbey (ish) crossover
Word count: 539 words
Characters & Pairings: Catelyn, Tywin, mentions of Brienne (the lady's maid), Gregor (Clegane, the valet), Eddard/Ned Stark, Sansa Stark, Robb Stark, Cersei Lannister & Hoster Tully; Catelyn/Tywin, Catelyn/Ned
Ratings/Warnings: K, no spoilers
Summary: Written for a prompt on Tumblr, any, Game of Thrones/Downton Abbey cross over. Ended up as more of a GoT fic in Downton years, but anyway.
Background: In this AU Catelyn is married to Tywin (quelle surprise) and they live in a big Downton Abbey-esque house. Both had been married before: Tywin, a man of recent repute who came into his fortune through his banking empire, to a distant cousin, Joanna; Catelyn, eldest daughter of the noble Tully family, to Lord Eddard Stark, a kind and well-liked aristocrat killed in WW1, shortly before the fall of the Romanovs demolishes the Stark assets in Russia (naturally) and the destruction of the family’s fortune. To save her remaining family from ruin (and herself from degradation), Catelyn agrees to marriage to Tywin Lannister. Their marriage has its many ghosts, and is therefore not always the ideal partnership it appears on the outside, but it works, and they manage.

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novindalf
11 September 2012 @ 23:33
Title: Battlefields
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Word count: 2,682 words
Characters & Pairings: Catelyn, Sansa, Tywin, Jaime; Catelyn/Tywin, slight Jaime/Sansa I suppose
Ratings/Warnings: T for potentially distressing scenes; no explicit spoilers
Summary: The first (of hopefully many) of what I am calling the Tully Lioness Chronicles, a fic series that covers the scenario of Sleeves Stained Red, where Catelyn marries Tywin Lannister in a post-RW AU. After all, what is childbirth if not a woman’s field of battle?

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novindalf
25djadja has been repeatedly stealing my icons, modifying them slightly, and then claiming as her own - all without asking or crediting me. I asked her to stop doing it, she denied she was doing it, and has since continued doing it. I commented on her latest batch where she'd stolen my icons, only for the comment to be promptly deleted, me blocked from commenting on her journal, and me blocked from PM-ing her. Frankly I'm pissed off with her stealing my work, and I'd like to block her from viewing my graphics comm so that she can't do it to me any more. Is this even possible? I don't want to have to make my comm private =/

Oh, and jsyk, here are the icons of mine she's stolen, and 'her' icons made from mine. It's not just me she's taken icons from - sky_magenta, julie_izumi, biliki, theladymorgan, ladykate63, jammeke, confessoralana, schryoselnim4, responsiveness (on RHFC), alisea_dream, nightwatchman89 (on RHFC), simply_aly, equanimousicons, themirrorofsin & liona5 have all had their work stolen, and these are just the 72 icons we know about so far. My icons are on the left, 'hers' are on the right, and all match up perfectly in PowerPoint.


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It's that last one that REALLY annoys me, but I'm rather hacked off about all of them tbh. I don't fucking care if her icons look better, I'm pissed off and she shouldn't be doing it. [/rant for now]
 
 
Emotion: pissed offpissed off