WIP Meme

Jan. 25th, 2015 09:18 pm
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
From [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon, When you see this, share 3 random snippets from 3 WIPs

So, I had a stupid little argument with myself over whether or not to do the "I'm really proud of the snippet.  You liked it?  Well, tough luck sucker because that's all I have written of that fic" version of this meme, but I drew the line.

These are all from stories that are at least 80% done and may will surface not too long from now.

An Accidental Engagement- The Hobbit, Bilbo/Thorin )

Something Blue- Once Upon a Time, Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Doctor Who AU sequel )

The Three Curses- The Musketeers, Aramis/Athos/Porthos + Constance/d'Artagnan, Fairytale AU )

Look, they even have titles! (I'm so bad at titles it's not even funny)

OTP Meme

Jan. 18th, 2015 10:51 pm
potentiality_26: (justified)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] daria234

Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions behind the cut first, then tag friends to do the same.

1)      Aramis/Athos/Porthos (The Musketeers)
2)      Henry/Walt (Longmire)
3)      Ava/Boyd/Raylan (Justified)
4)      Belle/Rumplestiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
5)      Clint/Phil (MCU)

I cheated a little and did some OT3s (not that I'm the only one).  I couldn't help myself.

Answers )

Tagging: anyone who wants to try it!


Dec. 10th, 2014 11:30 pm
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
I wanted to post something, but I've been having a tough time figuring out what.  I watched my shows, but I'm still making my peace with Agents of SHIELD and all I really have to say is that I think that if I keep watching it will be to catch Forever after it's over.  Forever, don't ever change.  At this point, the only thing I don't love about that show is the misleading promos ABC does for each episode.  They're all "OMG tension" and "what secrets will be revealed" and envariably the episode is nothing like the promos.  I wonder if the people who make them realize that everyone that is still watching Forever isn't in it for high drama, they're in it for a gentle, slightly goofy show with an adorable leading man.  And now there's Burn Gorman!  Speaking of whom-
can he really do that voice?  Wow.  He was hidden skills, people.  Hidden skills.

And I've been watching OUAT promos and not even recognizing that show anymore.  Are they really, truly, and without irony bringing in Cruella Deville?  Lord.

And I've seen some movies lately and not really liked them.  While I still have some old favorites, I guess movies don't really do it for me anymore.  I watch too much TV.  On the one hand, movies are too long.  My brain has trained itself to expect a situation to be resolved in 45 minutes to an hour.  On the other, they're too short.  I like to have episodes and episodes to get to know characters, and a couple of hours is no longer sufficient to become attached.

I do have one comment from Begin Again, which I saw half of on an airplane a couple of weeks ago and the rest of the other night.  There's this bit where Mark Ruffalo wants to listen to the music on Keira Knightley's phone and she's all making excuses and "oh, lots of guilty pleasure songs on there" and the songs that she actually plays?  "As Time Goes By" and the like?  Whoever selected those had absolutely no notion of constitutes a guilty pleasure song.  
potentiality_26: (once upon a time)
Title: Full Circle
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Pairing/Characters: Belle/Rumplestiltskin, OFC; mentions of Jefferson
Summary: Belle and Rumplestiltskin end up more or less back where they started.
Rating: PG
Length: Short (1,456 words)
Disclaimer: These lovely characters do not belong to me.
Notes/Warnings: This was written for the older_not_dead promptathon 18 prompt "when you get to live forever."I really have no idea where things are going on OUAT lately, so I was a little at sea imagining a "Future Fic" scenario. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon for giving me some great ideas and generally holding my hand. As for the actual contents, I'm not sure how valid or possible this scenario is. I just want them to be happy, you know?
Excerpt: Rumplestiltskin eyed her. “I have little desire to take on another princess for a maid.”

“I didn’t think it went so terribly for you the last time,” Belle replied.

On AO3


Aug. 16th, 2014 12:29 pm
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
Would any of my OUAT friends like to volunteer to let me bounce of ideas off them for a Rumbelle fic?  I have some good character study/introspection stuff already finished, but the prompt I'm writing to more or less requires it to be a futurefic, and I'm having trouble envisioning it.  Anyone want to chat about it with me?

A Thought

Jun. 9th, 2014 09:19 pm
potentiality_26: (agents of shield)
I've been looking at a few fic writing memes recently.  It'll be a few months before I break down and do one, most likely, but looking through some of the questions did get me thinking.  One question in particular- asking the writer to say which of their fics was most popular or well liked- interested me.  When an author writes in multiple fandoms, some larger than others, it gets difficult to judge popularity, because it so obviously has more to do with the popularity of the fandom than the popularity of the fic.

Contains me counting kudos and generally waxing philosophical; feel free to give it a miss )

In related news- how often does your muse get inspired based on what you're doing that particular day?  It's possible that's where the first coffee shop AU came from- but to stay on topic, I took my dog to the vet, which to my brain equaled: "You want to write a veterinarian AU for your current main fandom."   Nice going, brain.  I needed that.
potentiality_26: (heroes)
Character you like with several others:

Oh, but there are lots.  My beloved Daniel, of course, and also Wesley Wyndam-Pryce and Remus Lupin.  I can see those three with most of the major people they have interactions with in their various canons.  I have favorites (like Illyria/Wes or Lupin/Snape) but I like all kinds of ships for them, het and slash.  I also like Claire Bennet with lots of different people (mainly Gretchen or Sylar, but I also have an unfortunate weakness for all the sides of the Claire/Nathan/Peter triangle.  Blame the fandom, people).

Emma Swan, too, although I wouldn't quite call that shipping, I'm just undecided.  Graham, August, Neal, Hook (and of course Regina too)... I don't really have a preference.

The rest of the meme )
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
Ship that became canon even though you didn't expect it to:

Hmm.  As someone who only occasionally likes canon ships and mostly favors slash and never-gonna-happen het pairings, I don't often think in terms of, "I love these two, I hope they get together."  I don't normally expect my ships to get together, and usually I'm right.  So I guess I'm fudging a little on this one, but I'm going with Belle/Rumplestiltskin.  I feel like this question suggests two people who aren't introduced as love interests originally, but get together eventually, and Rumbelle definitely isn't that.  But Rumpelstiltskin is what I liked best about Once Upon a Time from the beginning, and I didn't expect him to get a love interest.  I certainly didn't expect him to be the Beast in a Beauty and the Beast storyline, and I didn't expect Belle to be so wonderful, so there it is.

The rest of the meme )
potentiality_26: (jim/artie)
Your OTP:

I don't really have an OTP.  The pairing I've read the most fic for is undoubtedly Charles/Erik (X-Men) because the supply is just so amazing.  The pairing I've written the most fic for Artie/Jim (The Wild Wild West).  The pairing that gives me the most concentrated feels in the actual canon is Kit/Will (The Promethean Age).  But I love Belle/Rumplestiltskin (Once Upon a Time) and H.G./Myka (Warehouse 13) too, and then I start to get carried away, because I like a lot of pairings.

The rest of the meme )
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
Also from [livejournal.com profile] liliannabelle, Belle

How I feel about this character: OMG I love her so much!
My het ship: Belle/Rumplestiltskin
My fem/slash ship: I don't really have one.  I can see where the Red Beauty (Belle/Ruby) people are coming from, but at the same time, I can't.  It's partly because I love Rumbelle so much, but it's mainly because in that Ruby-centric episode ("Child of the Moon" I think it was) Belle was so great with Ruby, but then when Belle needed support, nothing.
Any OTP? Rumbelle.
My non-romantic ship for this character: I'd enjoy Belle getting a strong relationship with anyone in a non-romantic capacity, but there isn't a lot going on, so you know what?  I'm going Jefferson.  Belle, Rumple, and Jefferson are my triumvirate of love, my babies.  Aurora/Mulan can come play too.
Any unpopular opinions? I don't know how unpopular it is, because it seems to me that a lot of people who come to the party for Rumbelle don't watch the show with rose-colored glasses, but I'm often frustrated with OUAT.  I think the writers have too many plates spinning, too many characters and too many ideas they want to put into play, and they end up not doing justice to a lot of the characters, and few have it worse than Belle does in that regard.
My favorite plot-line for this character: Rumbelle
Something I wish would happen/had happened to this character: A non-Rumbelle plot-line that was solid, well explored, and lengthy.  I'm a shipper with this show and everything, but I would love for Belle to have chance to be the awesome woman I know she is on her own for a while.  The writers keep giving themselves the perfect opportunities to do just that, and then all that time gets used up by other characters.  Too many plates.
A crossover ship or interaction I would love to see for this character: I love the idea of Belle in Doctor Who.  There's my Time Lady!Belle notion, but she'd also make an awesome companion.
A head canon fact: Dark Castle Jefferson interaction.  I tell you, it is so.
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
From [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon, Rumplestiltskin:

How I feel about this character: From the very first time I saw him, he caught my eye and it wasn't very long before he was the main reason I stuck with OUAT- and then Belle came along and I was hooked.
My het ship: Rumbelle, all the way!
My fem/slash ship: This isn't really a show for slash- it's part of the reason I occasionally pondered giving it up for greener pastures- but I guess Rumple/Jefferson would work.  I liked their dynamic a lot (the one time we saw it).  That would be Mad Gold, right?  This fandom has the best ship names.
Any OTP? I really love Rumbelle, you guys.
My non-romantic ship for this character: This one could be Jefferson?  Their first scene together in "The Doctor" is definitely my favorite non-Rumbelle scene.  But his relationship with his son is of course also really fascinating.  Also, though I definitely don't ship them, I tend to squee whenever Rumple and Emma are on screen together.
Any unpopular opinions? Meh.  I was unenthused by Neal turning out to be Baelfire.  I don't actively dislike it, or him, I just don't love how tightly knit the writers decided all the characters' families needed to be.  Also, twists that basically everyone called beforehand aren't really twists.
My favorite plot-line for this character: Belle; the whole Beauty and the Beast thing generally, really.
Something I wish would happen/had happened to this character: Happily ever after?  Nice things period?  I'm a simple girl.
A crossover ship or interaction I would love to see for this character: Picking up from my Nealfire ennui, I'd like to mention that from the moment we found out that Baelfire was sent to thie real world, I've loved the idea of crossovers with some other series where one of the characters from that series is Baelfire.  Imagine the interaction between Rumple and the others with whatever cast you might like when he finally manages to go looking for his son.  I'll probably finally finish one of my fics to that effect someday, brought to you by the canon divergence tag.
A head canon fact: I have very little in the way of head canon for Rumple, mainly because of certain confusing timelines that make it really hard to tell what is happening when.  That said, I guess it's a head canon that I firmly believe Belle and Jefferson met in the Dark Castle before the curse.  How else would he know that she was the best way to sic Rumple on Regina?
potentiality_26: (once upon a time)
Fic Masterlist

Short Fics (1,000-5,000 words)
A Mad Tea Party (Jefferson + Belle/Rumplestiltskin) G | 1,604 words | Fluff, Humor | Jefferson pays the Dark One a visit and things are not as he left.

Full Circle (Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Original Characters) PG | 1,456 words | Established Relationship, Future Fic | Made for [livejournal.com profile] older_not_dead Promptathon #18 History (Prompt: when you get to live forever) | Belle and Rumplestiltskin end up more or less back where they started.

The Impossible House (Belle/Rumplestiltskin + Baelfire) G | 2,714 words | Alternate Universe, Crossover/Fusion (with Doctor Who), Pre-Relationship | Belle is a Time Lady, and she wants Rumplestiltskin to come with her.

My Doctor Who Fics
potentiality_26: (daniel)
Title: The Impossible House
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Pairing/Characters: Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Baelfire; mentions of Aurora/Mulan, Hook and Jefferson.
Summary: Doctor Who AU: Belle is a Time Lady and she wants Rumplestiltskin to come with her.
Rating: G
Length: Short (2,714 words)
Disclaimer: Neither Once Upon a Time nor Doctor Who belongs to me.
Notes/Warnings: Rumplestiltskin here is meant to come from a middle ages-ish period, but no effort has been made to be historically accurate.  This is a just a bit of fun, and likewise not really intended to be part of a larger series.  Also, it confuses the heck out of me that there are two spellings for Rumplestiltskin- I've gone with the spelling in AO3's tags for continuity's sake, but... *shrugs*
Excerpt: Nothing much ever happened to Rumplestiltskin. His was an ordinary life. A boring life, perhaps- but Rumplestiltskin told himself that he didn’t mind if his life was boring, so long as it was safe; since the war, and everything that happened after, he considered safe the thing to be. Most of the time, he even believed it. And then the Librarian came along.

On AO3

"Day 21"

Feb. 5th, 2014 08:36 pm
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
Favorite ship

Although if you divided all my favorite pairings into types they would be pretty overwhelmingly slash, I actually like het, femslash, and various OT3's sometimes too.  My favorite slash pairing at the moment is overwhelmingly Jim/Artie from The Wild Wild West, and since I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that in about half these posts, I'm just going to talk about my favorite het and femslash pairings, and my favorite OT3 instead.

Cut, for ramblings )

The rest of the meme )

"Day 20"

Feb. 3rd, 2014 10:23 pm
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
Favorite kiss

I'm giving two answers for this one.

The first is Belle and Rumpelstiltskin's kiss in "Skin Deep" from Once Upon a Time.  I only like het some of the time, and even then it's rarely a canon relationship, and when it is a canon relationship it's usually either over, or doomed.  There are a few exceptions, and though it has its ups and downs I'm reasonably optimistic that Rumbelle with remain one of them.  Now, Beauty and the Beast has actually never been one of my favorite fairy tales, but I love OUAT's spin on it.  The first kiss between these two is just such a wonderful subversion of so many fairy tale tropes that I just adore it.  I love this couple, and this moment- with all its unexpected complications- is a great example of why.

The second is the Jack/real Jack kiss in "Captain Jack Harkness" from Torchwood.  OUAT is sharing this spot because that kiss is representative for me of a couple I generally love- but as far as sheer jaw dropping beautiful awesomeness, this one wins hands down.  As I believe I've mentioned, I have a love/hate relationship with Torchwood, but you know what I never fall out with?  The scenes between these two, and this moment.  I always gape at the outright passion of it, and cry a little at the heartbreaking-ness of it.     

The rest of the meme )
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
But I'm going for it.

When I write fic, I pretty much have to go with what's in canon.  Unless I'm specifically writing a 'what if x happened instead of y' A.U., I have to at least work around what happened.  I don't mind reading other people's stories that ignore canon, I just have trouble with it myself.

But a while ago, I started an OUAT story.  I basically forgot about it, but I was looking at it again and I still like it.  I'm not caught up on the show, but I don't mind spoilers for this particular series, so I know what happens.  And I know that basically everything in my story has been jossed, but like I said, I still like it.

Anyway, what I'm wondering is whether most people have my hang-up about canon or not.  If I wave my magical writer's wand and say "Everything after The Doctor is unhappened (which is a word that I just made up).  Any resemblance to stuff that happens after that is legitimately incidental.  Okay?  Okay.  Here we go..." will most people want to run with that?
potentiality_26: (daniel)
Some interesting moments, mostly Hook getting knocked out (incidentally, am I crazy to think he resembles Jonas Armstrong?) but I want to say that the Good Always Wins schtick occasionally got trying.  Snow and Charming won, and I'm happy for them.  I like Snow and Charming a lot.  BUT, for the most part, it's patently not true.  I mean, you can't get much more good than Belle, and where is Belle?  Belle is locked up in a tower marking off the days on the wall.  I don't call that winning, and yet she so obviously still loves Rumple and even if he isn't "good" and hasn't earned his happy ending she deserves something a little less sucky than being locked up in a tower.

On the good side, Aurora and Mulan were adorable.  If that's it for them, I guess it's as a good a send off as I could've hoped for.  I'm going off to find me some fic on the subject.  And Belle made Gold a lunch.  In a little basket.  And the bit where Ruby could half understand Pongo was really cool.  And the lunch in the little basket.  And Hook getting knocked out.
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
"Charming" was just a sarcastic nickname Snow gave him?  One that then became sort of pet name/in-joke between them?  That put a spin on the whole Snow White/Prince Charming thing that I loved.

Then along comes season two and suddenly King George is using it?  And Snow/Mary Margaret is telling Aurora about things he used to do and calling him Charming like it's his name.  I mean, a private in-joke nickname ought to be private and in conversation with random semi-strangers she ought to call him James or David or whatever his name is.

It occurs to me that the whole "My name is James" thing loses a lot of meaning when you realize that his name is in fact David.  And she was a random thief, so he had no particular reason to lie.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure Gold called him Charming once or twice, and that was cute.  It's getting overdone, though.

FYI, I'm now about half done with S2.  
potentiality_26: (daniel)
I'm just doing my five main fannish obsessions of the moment, but I'll probably do other series as I go along, if only to get my tags and ships together.

The meme is:

1. The first character I fell in love with
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
3. The character I love less than I used to
4. The character I just want to slap
5. A paring that I love
6. A pairing that I despise

Here we go...

Cabin Pressure )

Justified )

Once Upon a Time )

Warehouse 13 )

The Wild Wild West )
potentiality_26: (belle/rumpelstiltskin)
And I'm excited, to be sure.  Jefferson is one of my favorite OUAT characters, and I've always loved Alice/Hatter to an unreasonable degree, whichever incarnation we're talking about.

But I'm wondering- is it set before or after he gets stranded in Wonderland.  After would make more sense, but it seems to've been a theory around the fandom for a long time that Alice is Grace's mother.  If so, we can add Jefferson to the list of people who didn't get to live happily ever after.


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