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Sunday, July 5th, 2015 07:41 pm
So, Remix reveals are up!! I got three amazing stories from 3 of my favorite writers, WingedFlight, [personal profile] edenfalling , and [personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake 

For the main exchange, Winged gave me the hilarious remix of the llamas on the lam.  Winged is so wry and clever and she just nails this story. 

Alpaca Bag (the wayward llamas remix) (1055 words) by WingedFlight
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Susan Pevensie, Flax and Shadow
Additional Tags: llamas on the run, run llamas run

Come now Gentle Beasts and Birds, Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve, that might you hear the Tale of the Wayward Llamas. Stop and listen that you may also know of Flax the Brave and her mate Shadow, and how a Wrong Turn led to the Rescue of a Queen. Harken to me now.

And for remix madness,

Follow the Story (One Queen, Bearing Gifts) (1826 words) by Elizabeth Culmer
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Lilliandil (Ramandu’s Daughter)
Additional Tags: Remix, Book: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Names, Conversations, Female-Centric, POV Female Character, Female Friendship, Canon - Book
Summary:On Ramandu's island, Lucy and the Star's daughter speak of stories, choices, and new beginnings.

This is gorgeous.  I love how Liz gives the Star's daughter so much agency in her journey and choices.  It's lovely.

And then Syrena wrote a veritable tear-jerker with Jalur and the Cub.

Tiger burning bright (The "Acceptance of the Terms" Remix) (772 words) by Syrena_of_the_lake
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Summary:A remix of Jalur, Aslan and the Cub, from "Acceptance of the Terms" (Epilogue to Harold and Morgan: Not a Romance) by Rthstewart.

I wrote 2 stories and Adaese guessed the first one and so she gets a ficlet!!! So let me know what you would like!!

The Peculiar Case Of The Man With The Missing Soul (the Turn! Turn! Turn! remix) (8651 words) by rthstewart
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Elementary (TV), Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Joan Watson (Elementary), Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Hudson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Modern with Magic, The Bastard - Freeform, Case Fic, Character of Faith, Canon Trans Character
Summary:At first, Curtis Atherton's death appeared a simple suicide. Of course, nothing is simple when the Bastard is involved.  Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Joan Watson, and Ms. Hudson, Acolyte of the Bastard, are on the case.

I loved writing this story and really appreciated [personal profile] heliopausa for her help and her and Metonomia's beta assistance. It was a case fic, and long, which made it hard but the story, originally written for me at Yuletide, begged for expansion.

The second story was for the Lizzie Bennett Diaries and my thanks to [personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake  for the beta assistance. My recipient really liked it and I really enjoyed trying to write Darcy during the Netherfield arc. He's a fundamentally decent person but also an arrogant jerk so it was a challenge to balance the two.

clouds in my coffee (the diamond in the rough is looking so sparkly remix) (2296 words) by rthstewart
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lizzie Bennet/William Darcy
Characters: Lizzie Bennet, William Darcy, Bing Lee, Caroline Lee, Jane Bennet
Additional Tags: Netherfield Arc
Summary:The thing about living with someone for an entire month who you are otherwise attempting to exorcise from your existence is that you learn all manner of things about her you could have gone your whole life without learning.


Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 10, by Jane Austen

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Monday, June 29th, 2015 09:01 pm
You anons are amazing and wonderful and I thank you. I so wanted to get to do some remixes for you all but I'm in the midst of traveling and it wasn't to be. But wow, I've received, besides the wonderful llama story, a heartbreaking remix of Jalur's farewell and a gorgeous variation on my story of Lucy and the Star's daughter.  They are below.  Wow.  I'm so happy.  Thank you. 

I do, btw,  have 2 stories up in the remix.  I'm a little bit... concerned about one of them.  Ah well.  No matter.  I have three glorious remixes and I'm delighted. 

Tiger burning bright (The "Acceptance of the Terms" Remix) (772 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death

A remix of Jalur, Aslan and the Cub, from "Acceptance of the Terms" (Epilogue to Harold and Morgan: Not a Romance) by Rthstewart.

Follow the Story (One Queen, Bearing Gifts) (1826 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lucy Pevensie, Lilliandil (Ramandu’s Daughter)
Additional Tags: Remix, Book: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Names, Conversations, Female-Centric, POV Female Character, Female Friendship, Canon - Book

On Ramandu's island, Lucy and the Star's daughter speak of stories, choices, and new beginnings.

A beautiful story of delicate friendships, names, and beginnings.

I am the luckiest person in the world.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 08:54 pm

SO FAR BEHIND, but, let’s try and get caught up!


[personal profile] vialethe  wants me to talk about Lucy


Corellian_sugar asked about cooking successes and disasters (I’ve been waiting for this one)

Anon wants to know where I’d assign the Pevensies in Hogwarts houses



All about Lucy )


Cooking disasters


that time the sweet potato casserole blew up 3 times )




Pevensies get it sorted )



Phew.  Still behind but there’s 3 days worth!!!  Thanks so much!!

Also, Yuletide in.  I'd love to try and get a treat done.  We'll see.  I baked about 14 hours this weekend, managed to miss a Christmas party and my hands are covered in burns and cuts.  I have chocolate in my hair and under my fingernails.

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 01:51 pm
Remix reveals are up!!! 
I am so lucky!! I ended up remixing the people who remixed me!!  [livejournal.com profile] snacky wrote this lovely follow on to Follow the Star and [livejournal.com profile] lotl101 wrote an alternate view of how Lucy and Asim might have met!  Go and tell them how wonderful they are!!

Thank you both so much for these wonderful stories!!

I wrote two, a Narnia/Silmarillion xover for Snacky here and a Doctor Who story for [livejournal.com profile] lotl101 about the OTP between Doctor 10 and his Converse trainers.

I made the mistake of looking at word count since November 1 -- AW chapters 10-15, Rat and Sword, and one chapter of H&M totals over 140,000 words in less than 6 months.  So, if I'm a little slow getting off the mark at the moment, I guess that's why.  But I've started writing and outlining again and actually wrote a few hundred words of H&M dialogue last night. What follows is some writing blather below with the offer to share any thinky thoughts you may have:
Blather about AW, H&M and request for thoughts if you feel like sharing! )
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 04:27 pm

I'll post this over in the LB AU for the heck of it but really I had this idea and it wouldn't let go.  TAG.  You're IT

In a month of beastly days, Lucy is miserable. )

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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 10:26 pm
For the Everybody Lives, Nobody Dies community,

Unquenchable fire
Rating: PG
Warnings: Minor spoilers for The Chronicles of Narnia and the Temeraire books by N. Novik.\
Eustace Scrubb, Lucy Pevensie
3,400 words

For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of
military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must
accept a subordinate rank.
Winston Churchill

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English
Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that
anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
Winston Churchill

You can read it here.

The idea occurred to me while I was on the treadmill and thinking about the new Temeraire book due next year, Crucible of Gold.  For those of you who don't know the series, it's penned by Naomi Novik and is an alternate history set during the Napoleonic Wars and posits what the world would have looked like with dragons.  I adore the series.  It's really, really daunting to write Temeraire fan fic, but once it bit, I really couldn't let it go because Eustace and DRAGONS, in combat.  A part of the 'verse is that the Longwing breed of dragons will accept only female handlers, which causes no end of trouble in the times in which the books are set.  That of course led to the idea that Captain Lucy Pevensie aboard a Longwing Acid spitter was inevitable.  I'd originally thought that Peter ends up signing up and is in the crew of some big combat heavyweight as a gunner.  I've not read a lot of Temeraire fic, though I'm very fond of the cross over that [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter did last year for Yuletide, Lieutenant Bennet's Visit

That's all!
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Saturday, January 29th, 2011 11:52 pm
The following comment fics happened when I spammed the LJ of the lovely [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis .  I realized after posting [livejournal.com profile] l_a_r_m  's birthday fic that I should probably move these all over here, in one place.  There are more over in Animus' LJ, but here is the gist of my own deplorable hijacking of the thread with discussion of the friends of the Friends of Narnia.  I discussed and linked it earlier, here, but it's all sort of hard to find and two people have asked for links, so here it is in one place.  The Lucy story is part of a much larger thread, with contributions by several amazing, talented women, including [livejournal.com profile] metonomia [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith  and [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis

For those who saw these over in animus' LJ, there's no new content (other than what I did for LARM's birthday fic).

Susan, the Colonel and Tebbitt was posted here.

Peter and the Tril )


Polly and Richard on Valentine's Day )


Lucy was in a tree again )


Susan and Agnes have lunch )
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Saturday, December 25th, 2010 09:50 am
Follow The Star

They walked together along the island’s shore, arm in arm, the Valiant Queen and the Star. Cool sand filled the spaces between their toes. The wind swept their hair into salty tangles of mingled gold and red.

“I know from my world a story of three Kings who once followed a Star,” Lucy said on an evening as they sat together on spray soaked rocks and watched Liliandil’s family rise in the sky.

The Star concluded her song of greeting. “Not two Kings and a Queen?” Liliandil asked.

“No, three Kings, bearing gifts.”

The Star twirled the waters in a tidal pool with her fingers and glittering light spun around in a tight whirl. Tiny creatures emerged from the crevices with fanning tendrils to capture what the Star stirred in the salt water. “Surely this is a shortcoming, that there were kings but no queens,” Liliandil replied. “Perhaps it is not a very good story?”

Lucy watched the light and water mix and spin out from the Star’s hand.

“No, it is a good story. But, different.”

Liliandil withdrew her hand from the waters and waved it in a rainbow of light. Lucy caught the Star’s hand gently in her own, like a butterfly.

“What will you do now?” Lucy asked. It seemed that Liliandil’s task, like her own, was complete. The Star had brought them to the Dark Island. Together they had defeated the evil that had lurked behind the mist. Now, they tarried at the Sweet Sea of the World’s End, awaiting the partings that were to come. Lucy knew her time was short, that there were things that had to be done, that Aslan waited for her. And, beyond the Lion, there was the other world to which she belonged but did not yet fit, like a pair of shoes too big that she must grow into. Again.

“With the mist gone, will you guide other travelers?”

Liliandil looked out over the water to where The Dawn Treader moored. “No, I must join the ship and sail to Narnia.”

“And leave the skies?”

Surely such a sundering would be as painful to Liliandil as Lucy’s own farewell from Narnia. Lucy held the Star’s light in her hand, wishing to clasp it tightly in her own. But, light, like water, would slip away in too firm a grasp. Light would do what it willed. One cupped light, stirred it, mingled with it, bathed in it, reveled in it. One did not clutch light for it would depart when it was time and no force could contain it.

“I must follow her,” the Star said. “We battled long here on the Eastern Sea. I know her. She is angry. She will come again, in a new form, in a new way. She will hide, in dark places, and I must search for her there.”

Liliandil’s light flowed away from their perch on the rocks to dance upon the water of the still bay. Floating from the ship, they could just hear the piping flutes of the Faun sailor as he played and swung from the rigging.

Lucy’s heart yearned to follow the Star, back to Narnia, for another adventure, and another after that, for years without end. The growl she heard told a different tale. “I wish I could go with you. But, I must return to my round world, where there are no Stars to follow.”

The Star frowned and it was like a cloud crossing the sun. “But my Queen, why must you follow anything? Or anyone?”

Lucy carelessly kicked spray into the bay with her toes. Her splashes were illuminated in starlight. “I am not a Queen there, my friend. Not as I am here, at least.”

“Perhaps,” Liliandil said. “Yet, we know what Aslan would say and, in this, I agree with him.”

“Aslan is in my world,” Lucy had to concede. “But, he is not a Lion there, any more than I am a Queen.” Lucy felt the pain rise knowing how hard it would all be. She would be a child, again, trapped in her child’s body, again. She would always by looking for Aslan’s gentle presence and compassionate words and she would not find him in the dark, damp churches, nor in the narrow minds and shallow platitudes of the sallow men who preached in them.

“And the stars of my world are not as they are here,” Lucy whispered. “Our stars are cold and far away.”

“If they are so cold and distant, I would not wish to be such a star,” Liliandil said.

The Star cupped Lucy’s face in her brilliant light and brushed away the tears away that Lucy knew she should not shed but could not help. “No matter the time or the distance or the worlds, you shall always be my Queen Lucy.”

“And I will always look for the Star,” Lucy told her, opening gratefully to the generous warmth that would flicker and burn away the dark places.

The light flowed from the Star, enveloping them both in a luminous blaze of brilliant color.

“My Queen, have you not said that your very name means light?”

“It does,” Lucy told the Star, now smiling. “But I am not a star in my world, either.”

“Lucy, you say there are no stars for you to follow. And I say, that you are a light yourself that shines as brilliantly as the brightest of the stars in the Narnian sky. If you lead, your people will follow such a Star as you.”

Daughter, sister, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
Paraphrased from Victor Hugo

For the lovely women who I have come to know through the Narnia fic and fandom of the last two years. Thank you my friends for a wonderful journey.

By the Lion, I have written movie-verse. This is temporary. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate the feast of the birth of a Jewish carpenter who taught a message of peace and compassion. And for those of you who do not, may you enjoy a restful and lovely day and a wondrous New Year.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon
for love of You and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
By You Most High, they will be crowned.

Excerpt from the Canticle of All Creatures, St. Francis of Assisi