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Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Four: Wednesday, February 17
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: ~11,000 (Chapter 4)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Darkest before the dawn. (Is that the dawn?)

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.

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michelel72
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Three: Tuesday, February 16
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: 8000 (Chapter 3)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: He is the very model of a Science major (General)

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.

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michelel72
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Chapter: Two: Monday, February 15
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: 9500 (Chapter 2)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Chapter Summary/Teaser: Carlos is … a little different today.

Link to Chapter: Eager to Be What You Wanted

As previously noted, I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.

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michelel72
Title: Eager to Be What You Wanted
Fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale; Dresden Files
Rating: As "General Audiences" as WtNV/Dresden can be
Wordcount: 7000 (Chapter 1)
Relationships: Cecil Palmer/Carlos Ramirez
Timeline/Spoilers: Potential spoilers for WtNV through episode 81, "After 3327"; and for Dresden Files through "Skin Game".
AO3 Tags: Crossover, Magic, Mad Science, Amnesia, Mind Manipulation, Handwaving
Warnings: I don't think any content warnings are relevant, but if loss of autonomy/mind-control sorts of things are triggers for you, please proceed with caution or message me for details.
Notes: This will probably be super confusing if you haven't read the (200k-word) inspiring work Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies, but I'm not the boss of you. You do what you want. Be advised there is much handwaving within, because I do what I want, too.
Status: This is a complete work, but the remaining chapters are still in beta. I'll post them as I get through editing.
Summary/Teaser: After too many absences, a poorly timed argument, and Valentine's Day, Carlos just wants Cecil to be happy.

Link to Work: Eager to Be What You Wanted

I don't really want to deal with the wordcount limits and formatting of DW/LJ, or the fic-scraping over at LJ, so I'm just posting to AO3 this time, but comments over here are entirely welcome.

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michelel72
06 February 2016 @ 01:58 pm
Sometimes story titles are just there for me, but when they're not ... ugh. I thought I had worked out a title for my current story, but then I realized the direction I was going kind of spoiled the story, so I've been flailing. And I start posting a week from today. I don't like deadlines.

The best title candidate now is a lyric from an Air Supply song. Air Supply. It's kind of doofily appropriate, but still.

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michelel72
27 January 2016 @ 12:27 am
So remember that time I was all fangirly about Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies (WtNV/Dresden)?

I sort of accidentally wrote a fic set in the same 'verse. A fanfic of a fanfic, if you will. ([archiveofourown.org profile] shadydave is the sort of hoopy frood who gives open permission via profile notes.)

I know this is the longest of long shots, but is there anyone out there who is familiar with this fic and willing to serve as an early reader of mine? Right now I've got a fairly rough draft of *cough* not quite 38,000 words.

I'm not looking for SPaG; this would be any or all of the following: Character voice, story flow, pacing, and "Dresden Files" canon. You know, the hard stuff.

To make this even more fun, I'm hoping to post it no later than Valentine's Day.

Whee!

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michelel72
Anyone want to talk characterization? I'm trying to figure out why a Welcome to Night Vale / Dresden Files crossover fic grabbed me so hard, because there are elements of the characterization of Carlos that I didn't think were really my thing, but they definitely work for me here. This is mostly just me trying to work something out for myself, so feel free to skip, but I'd love to chat about this stuff if anyone is interested.

The fic is Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies. I'm a fan of WtNV, but I don't know that I'd say I'm a hardcore fan or anything; I've never read "Dresden Files", and haven't really planned to, to the point that I've spoiled myself for numerous series developments. (I'm sure it's fine for the folks who like it; I don't mean to slam it or anything.) I try to avoid actual spoilers for the fic here, but there are some vague premise-and-characterization spoilers in my ramblings. Cut for rambling ...Collapse )

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michelel72
28 May 2015 @ 11:30 am
So if anyone out there tried to get hold of me via AO3 recently and thought I was ignoring them ... it turns out that I broke my notifications there several months ago. (I had to turn off forwarding from my @livejournal.com address because of spam inundation, and I didn't realize that was the only address I had defined at AO3.) I'll be going through my inbox there in the next few days to catch up.

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michelel72
Title: (You've Got to Get) A Good Heart
Rating: FRT for violence, language
Wordcount: 27,500
Relationships, Timeline/Spoilers, Warnings, Disclaimer, NotesCollapse )

Summary/teaser: The Tesseract is not done with the Starks. Howard and Tony have each left important things unsaid. Good intentions are not always a defense, and Tony doesn't necessarily handle second chances with grace or tact.


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michelel72
01 August 2014 @ 12:26 pm
I want a structure beta, on-call. Someone willing to just have 27,500 words dumped in their lap (a story in which the climax is an 8,300-word, eight-person argument scene) and able to whip it into shape so it doesn't just trail off into nothing soon after the climax. Also someone willing to either ignore ties to another, 6,500-word story, or to read that as groundwork. And all in fanfic, which requires knowledge of -- or willingness to assume or learn -- the canon.

And, ideally, for free, and swift, and magically knowing what stuff I wouldn't want to change. Gee, I wonder why I don't seem to have one of those just lying around the house ....

(I'll probably just post the silly thing shortly, because ... it's a hobby, and fanfic readers tend to be forgiving of things like wonky structure. But still. How will I ever learn, why can't I just be good at stuff without working at it or studying, blah, blah.)

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