Tags: rating: r

love is a many gendered thing by me

Lord John Grey fic: "Love Never to be Forsworn"

At last, it's time for me to post my lgbtfest story! Actually, it was supposed to be the 13th but I had it in my head as the 15th, so I'm posting it on the last Amnesty Wednesday. I've never written in this fandom, but both of my dear betas felt I had a competent hold on it. So I now present my first ever historical fanfiction, set within Diana Gabaldon's Lord John Grey series.

Title: Love Never to be Forsworn
Fandom: Diana Gabaldon, Lord John Grey series
Pairing/characters: Hector Mumford, Lord John Grey
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Anyone who's seen her fanfiction kerfuffle (which she subsequently took down) knows that Ms. Gabaldon isn't a supporter of fanfic because her characters are hers, hers, HERS!!! Too bad. I enjoyed writing them and writing their possible backstory.
Prompt: 1870. Lord John Grey series, John/Hector, When John met Hector, anything about how their relationship started (including coming out scenarios if you wish), or the issues surrounding the need for secrecy - finding love and being gay in the 18th C British army. From either's POV.
Summary: A young second lieutenant, Hector Mumford is quite adept at keeping his personal life — and preferences for his own sex — out of his life in the army. When the young Lord John Grey is brought into the regiment, Hector must decide whether or not to risk his commission, or risk missing out on having an intimate brother in arms.
Author's Notes: My vast thanks to elfscribe5 and emansil_08 for their very helpful betas and their equal enthusiasm for this particular story. I really needed some hand-holding and affirmation, and they provided it as well as their astute observations.

As an aside, I did some searching on art for British soldiers of the time and found a picture that I think could easily have been Second Lieutenant Hector Mumford:


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I heart Dean by melisah

New fic: "Canvas of Desire"

I was also a pinch hitter at weasley_fest, and here's the short Ron/Dean vignette I also contributed. The art in the banner is by makani.


Title: Canvas of Desire
Rating hard R
Featured Character or Pairing(s): Ron/Dean
Summary: Sometimes fantasy does become reality.
Word Count: 2,772
Author's notes: Thank you to my betas: emansil_08, brumeux77 and emeraldsedai (who also introduced me to Google Docs!). Also thanks to my recipient, whose request was deliciously vague. But any prompt of 'Ron is sexy' is enough to get my imagination going!

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Thrihyrne's thistle by eccequambonum

New fic: "Sow Good Services"

Yes, the reveal at weasley_fest has gone up and this was my primary offering, and George/Neville, at that. A rarepair that I'd not written before, or even considered!
And I was also given a banner! Art is by melmoe1


Title: Sow Good Services
Rating R
Featured Character or Pairing(s): Neville/George
Summary: Small seeds of friendship can grow into the most unexpected gardens of affection.
Warnings: Wanking
Word Count: 8,417
Author's/Artist's notes: Exceeding thanks to my betas: rickey_a, llembas and wolfiekins. Thanks also to Wolfie for the use again of Un-Robed!. :) Thanks also to my recipient (melmoe1, who seems to have deleted her LJ) who provided me with a new pairing to explore.

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No star be dark

Wee Ron/Remus vignette

I'm hoping to nudge a little traffic to the much-appreciated remus_ron_slash community, so if you'd like to read my short and non-angsty (!!) contribution, please go here to read "Call Up the Shades." R rating, romantic.

And now, back to editing and writing and hoping I can bake a chicken breast without burning it. :P Then a regular workday at the opera. Happy Tuesday to you all! ♥
Wraeththu by me

New Wraeththu Fic: Along the Line, Cal/Orien, R

Story Notes: Written for the Forever Wraeththu songfic challenge. Initially mentioned by Cal to Swift in Bewitchments (I think that's the first time it's mentioned!) and then described in more gory details in Wraiths, Cal's murder of Orien in cold blood, after taking aruna, to me remains one of the most inexplicable things Cal ever does. So… I decided to try and go there, in his head. It was, thankfully, a very short visit. :P I want to thank elfscribe5 for beta'ing and persephone100 for her feedback. Any remaining or added errors are my own. The inspirational song and source of the lyrics Cal sings as well as the title of this story is "All Along the Watchtower," penned by Bob Dylan. I must admit that it's Bear McCreary's version from the Battlestar Galactica season 3 soundtrack that I've had on repeat.
Pairings: Cal/Orien, but that's not the focus of this.
Rating: R
Word count: 1412
Warnings: Murder, quite dubious sanity
Spoilers: The Bewitchments of Love and Hate, The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure
Disclaimer: The characters, plot and setting all belong to Storm Constantine

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I ship R/D by me

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIRIAEN!! :D

Darling!! Happy Birthday to liriaen, whom I first met over at rondracodrabble and discovered in her a fellow R/D lover and a writer whose beautiful and often unexpected turns of phrase and imagery astounds me more than I can sometimes fathom; English isn't her first language. That she is so eloquent in two langauges (at least!) is inspiring and humbling. With a wicked sense of humor and boundless talent, I'm so glad that I've gotten to know you a bit more beyond your words to your life in Germany.

So for you, using this week's prompt at the community where I first found you, here's 100 words of adjective-heavy R/D PWP for you. Many, many happy returns! And hopefully the card I sent will get to you fairly soon. ;)

Title: Passion Play
Pairing: R/D
Drabble
Rating: hard R
Prompt: Juicy

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Love me do for snottygrrl

Strange-Eyed Constellation, Post 9

Title: Strange-Eyed Constellation
Pairing(s):
Past Fred/Seamus, Seamus/Dean, eventual Fred/Seamus/Dean, Ron/Harry
Rating: This chapter R; language and potentially disturbing imagery
Summary: War can make strange bedfellows; peacetime allows kindred spirits to join together. Seamus discovers both, and in being true to the baffling desires of his heart, believes that love needn't come exclusively in pairs.
A/N: my thanks to kerryblaze for the written beta; exceeding gratitude to wolfiekins and callumjames for letting me read aloud and giving me insightful feedback while I write this; also for their enthusiasm over what's certainly a rare trio. The title comes from Thomas Hardy's poem "Drummer Hodge."

Previous Posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

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Strange-Eyed Constellation trio by me

Strange-Eyed Constellation, Post 8

Title: Strange-Eyed Constellation
Pairing(s):
Past Fred/Seamus, Seamus/Dean, eventual Fred/Seamus/Dean, Ron/Harry
Rating: This chapter R; language only
Summary: War can make strange bedfellows; peacetime allows kindred spirits to join together. Seamus discovers both, and in being true to the baffling desires of his heart, believes that love needn't come exclusively in pairs.
A/N: my thanks to kerryblaze for the written beta; exceeding gratitude to wolfiekins and callumjames for letting me read aloud and giving me insightful feedback while I write this; also for their enthusiasm over what's certainly a rare trio. The title comes from Thomas Hardy's poem "Drummer Hodge."

Previous Posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

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Thrihyrne's thistle by eccequambonum

Ron/Draco rec!

For my many R/D friends, I have a new fic for you, written by a dear friend and very talented authoress, geoviki. It's here, A Slow-Motion Accident. It's cleverly written, has a unique plot to get the two together, features an acerbic!ghost!Draco and resigned!earnest!Ron. There's also a bit of hotness, and it's heart-warming as well.

Go read it between OotP viewings (I'm not even going into the lack-of-Ron-ness that's not secret; I'm not posting my thoughts until after the weekend) and enjoy some new R/D. And let her know if you enjoyed it! :)
Thrihyrne's thistle by eccequambonum

Strange-Eyed Constellation, Post 6

Title: Strange-Eyed Constellation
Pairing(s):
Past Fred/Seamus, Seamus/Dean, eventual Fred/Seamus/Dean, Ron/Harry
Rating: This chapter light R (language, innuendo, potentially disturbing imagery)
Summary: War can make strange bedfellows; peacetime allows kindred spirits to join together. Seamus discovers both, and in being true to the baffling desires of his heart, believes that love needn't come exclusively in pairs.
A/N: my thanks to kerryblaze for the written beta; exceeding gratitude to wolfiekins and callumjames for letting me read aloud and giving me insightful feedback while I write this; also for their enthusiasm over what's certainly a rare trio. The title comes from Thomas Hardy's poem "Drummer Hodge."
Chapter notes: Seamus' accident is directly inspired by a scene relatively early in the movie A Home at the End of the World (link has music, just so you're warned!)

Previous Posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

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