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Friday, August 14th, 2015 10:22 pm
Inspired by my trip to Nova Scotia, I posted the first chapter of a three part story, The Star Husband.  It's on AO3 and FF.net.  The first chapter is Polly and Richard, and elaborates further on some short things I posted here several years ago. 

I need to work on the NFE now then I'll finish it up.  I have a lot of thoughts about it, particularly this characterization of Richard in the prime of his physical and intellectual life, 20 years before the start of TSG.  Some reviewers have pointed out some great things and questions, which I will answer once I'm not traveling.  Great stuff, some of which I intended and some of which I didn't.  I've always been kinda on the fence about Richard and I know some of that ambivalence comes out.  He's so enthusiastic and pedal to the metal, so focused, and so appreciative of things, it's a joy, but he IS manipulative. 

The story that Rita tells of the Star Husband is one that I saw in the Halifax Museum of Natural History.  I've had real problems finding it elsewhere and I'm a little worried that it's not a geunine Mi'kmaq story.  I did eventually find it, in the exact same format as it appeared in the museum.  So, I dunno.  When I read it, I immediately thought of Narnian stories and the importance of stars and so wanted to highlight a little bit of this First Nations culture. 

If you are interested, I hope you enjoy it.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 08:16 pm
I was starting to work on the NFE and then this fell out. It's not quite the way I wanted it but if I didn't get it out, I'd never get back to the NFE.  It's all Digory angst and goodness I suck at writing angst.  Also, there's lots of my harping on the themes of redemption, mercy, forgiveness, and grace. 

I quote again from what has gone before but I liked the reference to the Great Lay.  It's kinda sad to think what losses Edmund is (not) dealing with even as he helps Digory.  It completely skews the relationship and the Ps are probably a bit too composed but as I mention in my note, Miniver's gorgeous This Other Eden is my head canon here.  [personal profile] pencildragon11  mentioned her own Well Done and it's an lovely piece in the genre of Digory angst which gave me some guidance in this heretofore uncharted area of spiritual angst. 

And why yes, having been a lector and teaching catechism for about 30 years, I do know something of the Bible.  A little.  A bit.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 12:38 pm
Taking a cue from [livejournal.com profile] snacky, who posted some things yesterday in advance of the Remix 10, I'll be putting some old things up on ff.net.  Last year, I wrote Carrying out my design to shatter the enemies, which was a remix of the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] metonomia 's She Maintained This Estate and received from the wonderful Caleon a remix of the The Palace Guard, Always On The Guard.  I'm not sure if I'll participate this year or not -- Carrying out my design has been really popular on AO3 along with my Temeraire cross, so go figure.  And Big Bang and Harold and Morgan, right?  right?

So far, I've put up an old Polly Plummer & River Song story, Out of Place and the first part, which is the best standalone, of
The Horse and his boy,  the Mare and her girl, Rat, Cat and Trickster.  I've got a lot of other things I could put up -- all pasted together it was over 25,000 words.  Oh self.  If you want to drop a line or a review, lovely, but it's not new content, though maybe it's new to you.

This is all of course to procrastinate on my Big Bang which is going sooo slowly.  I've received one lovely poem from [livejournal.com profile] lotl101 (thank you!) and something from clio for Asim to share with Mrs. Caspian, but seriously, if you are yearning to have Tebbitt write Susan a poem that she can use to send secret messages via Morse code from occupied France, now is your chance.  I am just not that romantic. 
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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 08:04 pm
For [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith who asked for this: Polly, Mary, South America, and the time all the books but one got soaked.


Three pairs of eyes peered over the edge of the dugout canoe into the murky depths of the Amazon.

Polly blew out an aggravated breath. “And I suppose that all your examination textbooks Digory gave you were in that bag now sinking to the bottom of the second largest river in the world?”

“I’m afraid so,” Mary replied airily. “The Latin and Greek, the religion, and the philosophy.”

“The only thing that did not fall in is Gadow’s Amphibia and Reptiles, Asim added.

“That is a stroke of luck, what?”

Polly vowed she was never traveling again with a seventeen year old girl. If she wanted further demonstration of the merits of relationships only with women, and rigorous use of contraception when with men, here it was in the boat next to her.

“What do you think, Asim?” Polly asked.

“I think I am more comfortable swimming with the fauna of Africa than South America.”

“Mary? What’s down there if I push you in to retrieve your bookbag?”

“Well, there is Eunectes murinus of course.”

Asim looked at Polly and she whispered, “Green Anaconda.”

“Largest snake in the world. There’s also Melanosuchus niger.”

“That’s a…”

“I know,” Asim said wearily. “It’s some kind of crocodile.”

“I wonder…” Mary leaned precariously over the side of the boat and stuck her fingers into a small school of circling fish. The fish rushed at her appetizing appendage.

“Ha! I thought so!” Mary exclaimed, yanking her fingers out. “Pygocentrus nattereri!!” She waggled her fingers – one was bleeding.

That did it.

“Asim, start the engine,” Polly said, utterly exasperated. Tempting as it was to shove Mary in, Polly really couldn’t blame her. The red piranhas of the Amazon were welcome to Digory’s fourth best copy of the Virgil’s Aeneid and Duns Scotus’ Questions on Metaphysics.
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Sunday, May 15th, 2011 06:07 pm
So, after the glorious pic fic of [livejournal.com profile] anastigmatfic (here and here), we have more, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] intrikate88  and you can find it here.  Polly and Digory, 4EVAH.  Really, this is just so wonderful. 

Also, so I've been absolutely buried in work and for breaks have been plugging in the holes to the next chapter of H&M.  I've not yet responded to everyone.  I've received a couple of lovely anonymous comments and thank you so much for them.  When I post the next chapter, I'll respond to them.

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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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Sunday, September 19th, 2010 07:34 pm
And the first story that went up is for me and it is absolutely incredible!  Fake telegrams!  She made me fake telegrams!  And there is research and snark and someone who "gets out of a jam." 

I am so very, very happy and grateful to whoever you are!

You can read this awesome story here.
And do try to review!  This brilliance deserves recognition!