apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Nerd - Fanfic)
Pretty much all of the fanfic I've written. Well, more or less.

Here there be fic! )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Sherlock - Adorable Watson + Sherlock)
Here's my first round of responses to this meme. If you'd still like to make a prompt/request, please do so!

Here I have a short ficlet for [livejournal.com profile] girlingoldboots, and some...pointless rambling about gender and historical fiction for [livejournal.com profile] clare_dragonfly. I'll get to the rest of the requests throughout the week!

From [livejournal.com profile] girlingoldboots: Let's do Sherlock accidental baby aquisition... )


From [livejournal.com profile] clare_dragonfly: Ooh... #1 (genderswap) for Mansfield Park :D )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Doctor Who - Sexy Karen)
It's been AGES since I've written any fanfic, but here's one I put together for [livejournal.com profile] eleventy_kink:

Title: More Than a Kissogram (Parts 1 & 2)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Explicit sex; infidelity(ish). (Amy doesn't consider it infidelity, and neither do I, but...well, most people will.)
Characters/Pairings: Amy, Rory, Eleven, Original Female Character, Original Male Character; Amy/Rory, Amy/OFC, Amy/OMC
Part 1 ("The Confession") summary: There's something Amy never told Rory about her job: that if the price was right, she was more than just a Kissogram. After they marry, there comes a time when she has to confess.
Part 2 ("The Resolution") summary: "For as long as you want me, I am yours, but you have to remember: I am mine, too."
Story based on this prompt: There was something Amy never told Rory about her time as a Kissagram. She never told him the if the price was right she was more then willing to perform certain other 'services' for her customers, men and woman alike.

(If you prefer, this story can also be read at AO3.)

'The Confession' )

'The Resolution' )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Doctor Who - Amy/Rory - Kissing it Bette)
Title: A Pond Family Christmas
Rating: G
Characters/Pairing: Amy/Rory, River/Eleven, Pondlings (OCs)
Summary: All Amy really wants is a Christmas with her entire family.

Author's Notes: This was written for [livejournal.com profile] dwsanta, for [livejournal.com profile] lavendergaia who wanted "ALL the domesticity for Amy and Rory"! There are kids in it, so technically that makes it kid!fic. It's been kind of a kid!fic Christmas for me. :P

It's the best time of night... )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Doctor Who - Pheasant Sweater - Never Fo)
I finished the fic! This means I can get back to writing what I was supposed to be writing, right? Right...

Title: Learn to Dance the Macarena
Characters/Pairing: Amy, Rory; Amy/Rory
Rating: PG
Word Count: 3,000

Summary: A simple dance, but difficult to master.

Read more... )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Edgar Allen Poe)
(Click the banner to dive into the fest!)


Title: "The Tell-Tale Organ"
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Mentions of insanity and...human organs. :P
Prompt: ANY; Edgar Allan Poe (who died mysteriously on 7 October, FYI)
Summary: A human heart in the refrigerator is the last straw that pushes John over the edge.

Author's Notes: This is a parody of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, the full text of which can be read online. (My fic makes a lot more sense if you've read that story first! This fic steals borrows heavily from it.)

But why WILL you say I am mad? )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Amy VOV)
Title: "Lightning Fast"
Rating: PG
Length: ~1,300 words
Characters: Amy, River, Eleven
Notes: This fic was written with the assumption that Rory is the "good man" that River kills. Please God Moff don't let it be true!

Written for the Guns and Curls Ficathon at [livejournal.com profile] spoiler_song. Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] mewiet's prompt: Eleven/River - Amy meets her grandchild.

(I feel I should mention: tone is sad-ish. So if you don't like sad...yeah.)

Read more... )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Amy + Rory)
Title: "The Woman She'll Turn Out To Be"
Rating: G
Length: ~2,000 words
Characters: Rory, Amy, Melody
Notes: It's kid!fic. So...yeah. :P
Summary: When you know your daughter's going to turn out to be River Song anyway, does it really matter if she cleans her teeth or not?

This was written for [livejournal.com profile] spoiler_song's "Guns & Curls" ficathon for [livejournal.com profile] winninghearts's prompt: "Amy + Rory + Melody. The older she gets, the more they see the River Song they knew in her."

Read more... )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (221B)
Hey, do you guys know what day it is? No, not Mother's Day. (Though it technically is...) To be honest, if you do know you're one step ahead of me...

It's the LAST DAY of [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas's Spring Into Sherlock Fest!!!

I...didn't quite realize it was the last day until I started typing the date "May 8" and remembered that voting was supposed to start May 9. You see, I thought there were 30 days for the festival, though I'd only scheduled it for 28. Oops! So, there's a whopping six new works up on the comm now, and I'm postponing the start of voting until May 10.

One of the works that went up today is my own. So, yeah: have a look if you're so inclined:

Name: Amy ([livejournal.com profile] apple_pathways)
Type of work: fic
Category: Gen.
Title: “And Back”
Prompt(s) used: Sherlock has the head of Orpheus in his refrigerator.
Rating: PG
Warnings: Themes of loss and mourning. A severed head.
Notes/Acknowledgments: Much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sabriel75 and [livejournal.com profile] evilhippo for the encouragement and company while writing this story. And thanks to everyone who took part in Spring Into Sherlock, for making this festival such a good time!
Summary: "A tragic widow, a severed head, and a rather unsettling view of the afterlife--all discussed over tea."

"And Back", over at [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas.
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Alice)
A question, dear flist:

If you were running a spring fanworks fest, what would you name it? (Keeping in mind that I am likely to steal your answer...)

Quick poll:

[Poll #1681905]

Also: what other phrases/sayings can you think of that are about spring?

For some great Sherlock fic reading, here is a Masterlist of all the works produced for Sherlockmas's Christmas fanworks exchange. :D


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood

Why is it not spring now??? I want to dig in my garden!!!
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Gashlycrumb Tinies)
[livejournal.com profile] dark_fest is a multifandom fest for fiction with dark themes. What is that you ask? According to the fests userinfo:

For the purposes of this fest, we allow "dark" can have quite a wide definition,since one person's bonechiller is another's stroll in the park. Dark fic can be subtle as well as explicit. Dark fic can be difficult subject matter, moral ambiguities, unhappy endings, no win scenarios, secrets, lies and shames, psychological messes, a look into the void, a twist of a canon mood or theme. Dark fic can be bad thoughts, bad deeds, bad decisions. Dark fic can be pure evil, it can be in over its head, it can be wrong for all the right reasons, it can pave the road to hell with good intentions. Dark fic can be horror, violence, torture, abuse, non-con. Dark fic can be subtle and understated. Dark fic can be psychological. Dark fic can be dark humour. The purpose of this fest is to explore all these murky corners.

In any case, I love dark fiction and will be all over this shiz! Prompting is open now (click the banner to go to the prompting post) and will close on January 28th.





Check it out, and let me know if you're at all interested so I'll have someone to squee/commisserate with!
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Adorable Watson + Sherlock)
This is my entry for the [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas fic exchange, for [livejournal.com profile] proxydialogue, who asked for some dark humor and a bit of psychologizing. I hope this fits the bill!

Title: "Experiment and Observation"
Characters: John and Sherlock
Rating: Mature teen?
WARNINGS: drug use
Word Count: 1,800
Acknowledgments: Much thanks to the deliciously thorough [livejournal.com profile] evilhippo, whose services as a beta have made this fic infinitely better!

Summary: Sherlock's latest experiment requires John's help. Will he be willing to provide it if it means putting his flatmate's life in danger? (dun Dun DUN! Honestly, I hate writing summaries. Just ignore me now!)

Read me! )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Math Nerd)
In the end, I had twelve respondents to my survey on fanworks exchanges. (If you haven't taken it and feel you'd like to, please do go ahead: I won't close it.)

I really, REALLY had to fight the urge to pimp it out to other comms and beg for more responses; as I said, I am a social science geek who loves surveys, statistics, and data. However, coming up with a "representative sample" of fandom on my journal is just impossible. And no matter what I like to pretend, I am NOT a legitimate researcher!

So, anyway: 12. Thank you to that twelve! (And to the thirteenth person who expressed her opinions in the comments.) The results of the survey are naturally skewed, as all of the respondents came from my flist, and let's face it: you guys are most definitely a better class of fan than the average rabble! However small and skewed my sample was, I did draw a few conclusions.

Take a gander, if you're interested. )

CONCLUSIONS: To me, the most telling piece of data is the revelation that NO ONE from this survey cited receiving a gift tailor-made to their interests as their most enjoyed aspect of the exchange. While a few people admitted they expected their author to adhere pretty closely to the scenarios they provided, most people were just happy to receive a gift that showed a little effort on the author's part. This is good news for those of us who stress ourselves out trying to come up with a story to please our recipient! The fun comes from taking part and having a batch of new stories to read, not in receiving THE PERFECT STORY. Everyone gets stressed out participating in an exchange, and so giftees are likely to be understanding so long as an author tries their best.

From what I can tell, the important rules to follow for fic exchanges are these:

  • It's important to be specific in what you will or won't write in order to avoid an awkward matching.
  • When making a request, be specific about what you don't want, and give several options/scenarios for what you DO want.
  • Read your recipient's request thoroughly, and make an effort to include at least the characters they like and to avoid at all costs the things they don't like.
  • Effort is the key point, so even if you can't come up with an idea that perfectly matches everything on your giftee's request, start writing your story with enough time to polish and perfect before turning it in. A well-written story that misses some of the marks is better than a hastily cobbled-together one that matches the request exactly.
  • When you get your gift, be sure to say "thank you" and provide a list of aspects you enjoyed. If you're so inclined, it's OK to exaggerate a little; if you prefer to be completely honest, get creative in your praise! (More enthusiasm is better.)
  • If you want to complain about the gift you received, be careful where you do it: remember, you're talking to fellow fans who know how stressful writing for someone else can be! Unless your story was clearly a rush job that included details you specifically asked your author to avoid, people aren't likely to be sympathetic to your whining!
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Amy "Oh Dear!")
Title: Taking Care of River
Characters and/or Pairings: Amy Pond, River Song, Eleven; Amy/River
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Nope!
Summary: River is a difficult patient, but Amy finds a way to solicit her cooperation.
Word Count: ~3,200

Author's Notes: This story was written as a gift for the [livejournal.com profile] dwsanta fic exchange, for a user who dropped out shortly before the deadline for submissions; it was then re-gifted to the supremely love [livejournal.com profile] alt_universe_me. I was SO THRILLED when [livejournal.com profile] jessicaqueen announced who it was being re-gifted to! I hope you liked it, doll!

Also: this was my first attempt at femslash. It's a little fluffy, a little smutty--anyway, I hope I struck the rigth tone!

On to the fic! )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Fanfic Nerd)
You all realize that I see you as a ready pool of research subjects, don't you? I've spent far too long studying the social sciences. While I can appreciate the qualitative approach, when it comes down to it, I want DATA!

Feed me? Please???

The season of fic exchanges is upon us. This is my first year both writing fan fiction, and participating in these exchanges. While overall the experience has been fun, there's still some issues I'm trying to wrap my head around. Behind the cut I've compiled a poll about fanworks exchanges, and fic exchanges in particular. If you've participated in any at all ever, even as a spectator, I'd like to hear what you think. The results are viewable only to me, so feel free to be honest. (I'm not in a position to judge!)

Give the circle thingies a tick, and then we can have a lovely chat in the comments. :) What sort of exchanges do you do? Do you stress over them? Are you generally happy with your gifts, or do you get your hopes too high? Ever have a nightmare gift/recipient? Bad/good experiences? (I PROMISE SOME DAY I WILL WRITE A BOOK WITH ALL OF THE USELESS KNOWLEDGE I'VE TORTURED OUT OF YOU, MY DEAR FLIST! All shall not be for naught.) ;)

Zee poll! )

ETA: There's one more thing I'd like to get opinions on! Is MPreg something you need to warn for? I want to archive my 10, Donna, Jack fic, and warning for MPreg kinda ruins the ending. It works out fine here, where I can hide the warning under white text, and leave it up to sensitive readers to highlight for the warning if they're worried about being squicked, but that method wouldn't be an option in other places.

I know warning for MPreg is the convention in a lot of communities, but is that because it's a serious squick or because a lot of people just don't care for it? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Spaceman)
Hey guys, guess what? There is good fic over at fanfiction.net! YES!

I was asked to beta for this author's first published work of fanfiction, and it came out really terrific! Fans of gen fic, Eleven, Amy, and Doctor Who's particular brand of science-y magic* will especially enjoy this story. The author has a really compelling theory of alternate universes that will have Alice in Wonderland fans especially excited. ;) Do check it out!

Reality Check.

(It's his first fic, and since I was invited in as a beta, I do feel like it's sort of my duty to boost his courage and encourage him to publish more! I remember how scary my first fic was.)



*thanks to [livejournal.com profile] evilhippo for introducing me to the term "science-y magic"; I am now tempted to use it every change I get!
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Spaceman)
This is a gift fic for [livejournal.com profile] shhbabe, for the Winterval gift exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pulped_fictions. Happy Holidays!

Title: Jack of All Trades
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: Ten, Donna, Jack
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: The warning sort of spoils the ending, but it's here for anyone who feels they might need it. Honestly, it's not a big one. Wait for the surprise! Or highlight to read: MPreg.
Thanks and acknowledgments: HUGE thank you thank you thank yous to [livejournal.com profile] alt_universe_me for giving me the idea for this fic. You're a star, baby!

Good food, good friends )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Star Trek (The Internet Is For Porn))
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PORN!

I'm still waiting for the [livejournal.com profile] history_kink meme to take off, but in the meantime: CLASSIC LITERATURE KINK MEME! [livejournal.com profile] litkink Someone at [livejournal.com profile] fail_fandomanon mentioned they wanted Fanny Price/Henry Crawford porn, and I SO SECOND THIS! I will give a million (internet) dollars to anyone who writes this for me! They were always better suited for each other than Fanny/Edmund anyway...

Biz-nass

Dec. 1st, 2010 11:34 pm
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Fanfic Nerd)
First of all, my latest fic from [livejournal.com profile] thegameison_sh: (The challenge was "minor characters")

Title: His Dark Mistress
Rating: PG-13
I've been admiring your work. )

Countdown Meme Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
My <3 is yours, if... )
apple_pathways: Whatever floats your boat! (Christmas - Huey)
Posting begins tomorrow (December 1) at [livejournal.com profile] dwsanta! There will be two new gift fics posted each day until Christmas. OMG, I am EXCITE!!

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