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About this journal

I pretty much exclusively use this lj for posting fannish work and glee. Lots of my fannish writing is explicit, and I often don't post content warnings, so be aware before you read. I don't post that regularly, mostly just when I have something new to share, and I don't post locked, so I don't friend back -- I don't like filtering, so my flist is just what I'm reading right at this moment in time.

You don't have to ask to friend or defriend my journal, or to link to anything I post, or to crit my stuff, or to make sequels/podfics/fanart/whatever based on it, etc. As long as credit is given, you don't need my permission.

I WOULD especially love it if you post your work on the Archive of Our Own (http://ao3.org) and cite my original story as a related work there, because then I can easily link back to you from the original story. :D

If you make a translation/remix/etc of one of my things and don't have an AO3 account, I have invites, just PM me your email address for one, and if it's for one of my stories that isn't on the AO3 yet, let me know and I'll put it up so you can link it.



PS: anon commenting is disabled here on my livejournal because I was getting badly spammed. You can comment anon on my Dreamwidth journal instead if you want.
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Transformers: Chasms (Megatron/Orion Pax)

Happy Passover to any of you celebrating! Hope you have or are having a good seder. <3 I am very full of flourless chocolate cake and disinclined to move, so I have taken the night off and polished up this little story I never quite finished, it's based on the IDW 2019 comics reboot, or more accurately, off this one very happy-making panel that you can see in this tumblr post.

AO3 blurb screenshot

Chasms (1746 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers (IDW 2019)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Orion Pax
Characters: Orion Pax, Megatron
Additional Tags: Transformers IDW 2019 Issue 6: Orion Pax: Free Fall, Threefold Spark, First Time
Series: Part 19 of Transformers works
Summary:

Megatron was almost intolerably annoying, and almost unbearably dazzling, all at the same time.

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[Transformers] Fool's Hope (Optimus/Megatron)

LOOK, a STORY, it's almost like I have any free time 😭



Fool's Hope (38490 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Generation One
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime, Elita One/Optimus Prime
Characters: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream (Transformers), Elita One (Transformers), Ultra Magnus, Thundercracker
Additional Tags: End of the war, Protector of Cybertron, Quintessons - Freeform
Series: Part 17 of Transformers works
Summary:

There was very little hope to be found within the Darkmount cell. What there was, Optimus clung to, for as long as he could.



I feel seriously emptied of inspiration lately (WHAT COULD BE GOING ON HMMM) and the prompt for this one really helped me get the engine going, so I mention, I would totally love MORE prompts if anyone had them to toss out and didn't mind the extremely great likelihood that in fact what happens is I disappear for another 19 months of radio silence and when reappearing turn up in a completely different fandom six places over. ;___; I MISS YOU GUYS You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments)
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Any french speakers around?

Are there any native French speakers out there on my flist who could give me a quick consult on a line? I want a teenage character saying something roughly like: "How did he make them come apart like that? I have absolutely no idea. I was sure he was about to die." Ideally in a casual/slangy way, not a literal translation or anything. *peers around hopefully* You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments)
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Help with Chinese poetry recs?

So I have a character in a book who wants to write poetry, only she's a native Mandarin speaker who grew up from birth to 13 somewhere not far from Shanghai.

I need help figuring out some poetry and literature she would have read and finding decent English translations. Does anyone have any recs for either? Or for any favorite Chinese-to-English poetry translators in general?

Also hey in other news I'm in Lisbon this week for Comic-Con Portugal! Lmk if you're in the vicinity. :D

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Game of Thrones: Pride (Jaime/Brienne/Cersei)



No s8 spoilers here, it diverges mostly after the Red Wedding and was mostly written before s8 started. But I especially wanted to finish it off after the just-delivered load of rubbish, lol. (Beware spoilers in comments though! I suspect many other people have Strong Feelings at the moment. :P)

Pride (22745 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Game of Thrones (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister/Brienne of Tarth
Characters: Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark, Grey Wind
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Queen in the North, the wall - Freeform, Winter, House Lannister
Series: Part 10 of Game of Thrones works
Summary:

Jaime didn’t understand why Cersei suddenly insisted on trimming his hair and shaving his beard, but he also didn’t care to fight her on it, even though he’d just as soon have kept the beard: it was bitterly cold in the small tower room with its arrow-slits. At night, even curled together under the two blankets they’d been allotted, it took the better part of an hour before their bodies could warm the bed enough to sleep.



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Adam Lambert memorabilia?

Is there anyone on my flist who would find joy sparked by a free box of Adam Lambert memorabilia? I am kondoing my space and would happily ship it to anyone who would enjoy it. It's mostly shortly-after-Idol-era magazines, signed Idols tour stuff, CDs.

Comments screened, drop me an address, first person gets it. :)

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Transformers Prime: The Parent Trap (Megatron/Optimus)

Here is the teenager story, because the other TFP one decided it was NOT finished after all. :P

ao3 story blurb

The Parent Trap (17924 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers: Prime
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Characters: Megatron, Optimus Prime, Arcee, Ratchet, Original Cybertronian Character(s)
Additional Tags: Teenagers, Cybertronian Parenting, Sparklings
Series: Part 16 of Transformers works
Summary:

“Oh my God, are you saying that Megatron had Optimus’s baby?” Miko shrieked piercingly.



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Signal Boost: The Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge!

This was really neat to do, and I'm having so much fun going through the vidshows!

[personal profile] trelkez posted: The Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge!

In January I asked vidders to make vidshows using only their own vids. A whole lot of you did! There are 47 vidshows by 31 different vidders, all ready for browsing here:

The Self-Curated Vidshow Challenge

You can browse the vidshows by vidder name, either off the main list or in the top navigation. If you're not sure how to watch the shows, check the about page for tips. There are content notes available for most shows in a separate table beneath the vidshow playlist, so if you don't see them at a glance, scroll down.



I called mine Conversations, because I discovered while poking around for a theme that I had this bunch of vids that all have (at least for me) a strongly defined narrator voice talking to a second character.

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