wildestranger: (patrick stump hot singing/aiken 4)
Happy belated birthday to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane! I'm sorry I did not post yesterday, but I was engrossed with [livejournal.com profile] _emeraldgreen and the Cobras (and so many sweaty teenagers, ugh). But here's a wee snippet from the next chapter of Brendolina! I am afraid it's not Panic-centric, but it's what I have. I promise I shall get back to it once I am finished with the Bandom Big Bang. ;)

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wildestranger: (brendon urie spencer smith tea/eloquenti)
Title: Brendolina: or, the History of a Young Lady's Gentleman's Entrance into the World. 2/10
Fandom: Bandom
Pairings: Brendon/Spencer, Frank/Gerard, Pete/Patrick, Ryan/Flowery scarves.
Rating: PG (NC-17 for later chapters)
Words: 7800
Summary: In which Mr Smith considers Mr Urie’s talents as a dress-up doll for the eccentric Mr Ross, the notorious Sir Peter enjoys playing with boys, an argument is had over cheese, and our heroine attends his first ball.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, and not intended in any way as a reflection on the people whose names are used in this story. Except for Ryan Ross's flowery scarves. Those I mock in earnest.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane for reading it through and for advising me on Brendonness.
Chapter One can be found here, and the prequelish story of How Gerard Got His Hamster here. This will make a lot more sense if you have read those.

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wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
Have finished chapter two of Brendolina! \o/ It only took me eight months. Um. I'm sorry, I promise I won't take so long next time. At least it's a big longer than the previous one? And there's a fight over cheese. *g*
wildestranger: (brendon urie horn/marks)
It seems I have signed up for [livejournal.com profile] bandombigbang. Oops.

This means that Brendon the Disgraced Governess shall be finished one day! Because I know it will be over 20000 words in any case, and that I had vaguely planned to finish it by March (which gives me a bit more time and is way more likely to happen, therefore), and because I have never defaulted on a fannish deadline in my life. Which means it shall happen. *waves pompoms feebly*

In other news, the second chapter of Brendolina is almost finished (I know, I know, I promised it in May, I acknowledge my shame) and will be posted by the end of this month. After which there is [livejournal.com profile] 14valentines, for which I signed up for 14 days. I thought this would be a good way for me to get rid of all my wips - there's a dub con SGA fic that I've been writing ever since I got into that fandom in summer 2006, and a post-DH Draco/Neville fic that I started writing at Sectus in 2007. Good plan, but now I have 15 days to finish a whole lot of fic as well as do teaching preparation and write an article. Yeah.

So, in order to complete this fannish extravaganza, I need to write something in Torchwood and Merlin. For this endeavour I would ask your help, since my only plot bunny for Merlin involves faily blackmail sex, and in Torchwood the very thought of Jack makes me teeth grind. So, any ideas? Preposterous crackish notions that you would like to see take place? Wacky scenarios that no one else is crazy enough to take up? Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
wildestranger: (frank/gerard bet/mrs batman)
Title: Augustus: or, the Tale of a Hamster
Pairing: Frank/Gerard
Rating: PG-13
Words: 5200
Series: Brendolina - this will make no sense if you have not read the first part of that, here.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, and not intended in any way as a reflection on the people whose names it uses.
Summary: Gerard needs a hamster, Frank gives him one as a symbol of their love. I'm going to be known as that girl who writes only about Gerard's hamster, aren't I?
Notes: A million thanks to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane for being a lovely cheerleader and enabler and beta-reader! None of this would have been written without her.

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wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
1. Went to office christmas party last night. Came home at 4.30. Will never drink alcohol again, ugh.

2. I managed to write a thousand words of Yuletide fic The Second yesterday. The first part out of three is done, and I might actually end up with a story that I don't passionately hate. Woo.

3. Hamster fic is pretty much done, you may expect it on your flist sometime next week. Probably Monday or Thursday.

4. Chapter two of Brendolina should be done by the New Year.

5. Patrick Stump continues to be a heatwave in my pants.

6. Merlin tonight!
wildestranger: (patrick stump hot green/aiken 4)
In news, today.

1. Fall Out Boy's Folie A Deux has leaked. A brief glance around my flist has confirmed that Patrick Stump continues to be a heatwave in all our pants.

2. In an attempt to avoid writing my yuletide fic, I have ended up writing more of the hamster fic (4500 words, almost finished!) and of the second chapter of Brendolina (2700 words, almost half way done). It occurs to me that getting a beta for these two might be a good idea. Not that I couldn't use a beta for the yuletide as well, but the chances of me getting it done in time for much betaing are pretty slim.

3. Eighteenth-century pornography continues to be highly entertaining.

4. Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaatrick.
wildestranger: (frank iero wink/lmjd)
Success! I have finally become able to turn on the news or go online without bursting into tears at the sight of hugging Chicagoans/crying Jesse Jackson/random people dancing on the streets. This is possibly because the BBC has stopped showing that all the time, but still. Although, after choking back tears for four hours whilst at work on Wednesday morning, in full view of undergraduates, you might say it's too late to acquire any kind of dignity. Not that I've ever had shame in any case.

You know, I used to be a heartless bitch who didn't like a) people or b) America. I guess that's all over now. Oh well. *g*

In other news, although I have not signed up for Nanowrimo, I have attempted to practice a sort of informal writing-lots-of-stuff month. I'm trying to do 500 words per day, which shouldn't be that hard, except my arthritis is flaring up and well, I don't have much handpower to spare. Not with essay marking and job applications and desperate attempts to write articles. Nevertheless, I have written 1000 words of Brendolina, and a few hundred words of the Disgraced Governess, and have further plans for both. I'm hoping to post the next chapter of Brendolina by the end of this month, and the Governess fic (which looks to be about 20000 words) by Christmas, but it will depend on my hands.

So, anybody seen any Barack/Rahm fic yet? If not, why not? Come on people, this is our way!
wildestranger: (brendon urie spencer smith tea/eloquenti)
I'm painfully aware of how long it has been since I last posted fic, and particularly how long it's been since I posted Brendolina. Here's a few snippets to tide you over while I finish the rest.

Brendolina chapter two )

Augustus, a tale )

Disgraced Governess )
wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
I have a few hours today to devote to writing fic. There are currently three stories clamouring for my attention on my desktop: Chapter two of Brendolina (currently at 1200 words), a Brendolina offshoot about how Gerard met Frank and acquired Augustus (he's a symbol of their love!), currently at 2000 words, and the Disgraced Governess, where a virginal Brendon (look, I have a thing, don't judge me) is tutoring Sir Spencer's young cousins while the dissolute Lord Ross attempts to seduce his friend's estate manager Jon Walker (currently at 1500 words).

Which one are you most eager to see?

[Poll #1271819]
wildestranger: (brendon urie spencer smith surprise/eloq)
So, [livejournal.com profile] harlequin_bands. Regency AUs. You'd think I have enough of those going on *coughwillgetbacktobrendolinasoonipromisecough*

However, since [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane is an EVIL enabler, I seem to be writing another Regency AU. One where Brendon is a governess with a disgraced past (dallying with a stable boy!), who comes to teach the young cousins of Sir Spencer Smith. Sir Spencer is amused by this bouncy young man, whose enthusiasm is both strange and strangely appealing, but who manages to hide questions about his past with unexpected smoothness. Consequently, Sir Spencer finds himself paying far to much attention to Mr Urie's secretive manner as well as to the way he fills his regrettably old and worn clothes (his breeches being far too tight and not quite fitting right). Furthermore, Sir Spencer's oldest friend, the dissolute Lord Ross, is trying to woo, unsuccessfully, his estate manager Mr Walker. despite the tumultuous passion between them, Mr Walker refuses to give in to Lord Ross's advances as long as Lord Ross refuses to admit that it is more than a tumble in the hey that he wants from Mr Walker. Fortunately, Walker is a patient man and willing to wait while Ross goes through his tantrums.

To this entangled situation arrives Lord Wentz, a cousin of Sir Spencer and an old flame of Lord Ross. Lord Wentz is known for his debauched lifestyle and delights in causing mayhem - and he seems far too interested in Sir Spencer's new tutor. But will the lovers find a way? Will Brendon lose his flower and find healing through the magic of buttsex? Will Ryan learn to admit his feelings and finally convince Jon Walker to bed him? Find out in...

THE DISGRACED GOVERNESS!

No, apparently I have no shame. Ooops.
wildestranger: (spencer smith cuffs close/0ne_trashylife)
I'm afraid I'm somewhat behind on writing more Brendolina (okay, and I'm still a bit embarrassed by the name), and it's going to be a little bit longer till the next chapter gets posted. My thesis has not been going well, and my hands have not been doing well, and there's been, well, STUFF, and so, in short, I can haz no fic. I do, however, have a porny snippet, which I'm going to share with you as a sign of my guilt good will. This will take place in, um, chapter six. See, I totally have a plan. it will all make sense somehow. In the end. Maybe. Enjoy!

cut for pornishness )
wildestranger: (gerard way vampire/bornrestless)
Hello all,

And welcome especially to all the new people who have joined since Brendolina. I should probably point out that I'm not as ridiculous as that name implies but I'd be lying, but if you've already had a look through my journal (which I hope you have - you wouldn't want to stumble upon such unadulterated depravity without warning), you'll already know enough about that.

A few things about the Regency AU.

I'm going to be using two tags, Brendolina and Regency AU. The former will be used in fic-posts only - new chapters, and any posts with snippets of fic. This is the tag you want to pay attention to if you only want to read the fic. The latter, on the other hand, will be used for the fic and all the conversations, ponderings, polls etc that concern the fic - this entry, for example, has the tag 'Regency AU'. So keep this in mind if you want to track the tags or something.

Now, I've already started writing the second part, but I can't tell you precisely when that's going to be posted. Could be a few weeks, could be a month, but no longer than that. All in all, I imagine this will be something along 40000 or 50000 words (since there is clearly something wrong with me and I cannot do it in less).

The next thing, though, is a sort of introduction of primary characters, with a brief blurb about Spencer's riding crop and Ryan's scarves and Gerard's hamster and so forth. This is where your help would be appreciated - I'm trying to find pictures of bandom people in anything approaching Regency costume. A nice suit, even, or anything with a shirt and tie, and dresses for VickyT and Greta. So if you know of any, please give us a shout and picspam and the comments! I've got a Gerard pic and a Spencer pic, but even with them more would be welcome. Thanks!
wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
Title: Brendolina; or, the History of a Young Lady's Gentleman's Entrance into the World 1/?
Fandom: Bandslash
Pairings: Brendon/Spencer, Frank/Gerard, Pete/Patrick
Rating: PG-13 (will be NC-17 in later chapters)
Words: 5000
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, and in no way intended to reflect on any of the people whose names are shared by the characters. If you are one of those people, or acquainted with them, please don't read. Or at least don't tell me about it if you do.
Summary: A scandalous lord is driven into exile, an innocent young man arrives to the city in search of a wealthy bride, and a notorious rake attempts to woo a virtuous beauty.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane for reading this through, and for being the most lovely enabler ever. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pre_raphaelite1 for consultation on commas and other typographical things, and for finally convincing me that this title is, in fact, appropriate. I blame you.

Also, if anyone has any thoughts on good places in which to advertise this, please let me know?

Chapter One )
wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
Okay, somebody needs to talk me out of calling the Regency AU Brendolina: or, a young lady's gentleman's entry into the world. Cause my brain is approaching that stage of hysteria where that seems really funny. Um. *is warped*
wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
i. There's a weird yellow thing in the sky. I have been giving it unimpressed looks all afternoon. *peers suspiciously at the sun*

ii. Been thinking about Panic characterisation, and I've realised that my writing of them can be encapsulated in the following.

BRENDON: O HAI I CAN HAZ CUDDLES NOW?
RYAN: MY MAUVE SCARF, LET ME SHOW YOU IT.
SPENCER: MY BITCHFACE BRINGS ALL THE BOYS TO THE YARD.
JON: DUUUUUUUUUDE. *grin*

Also, it's getting obvious that the Regency AU is basically everyone making bad jokes about Ryan Ross and his scarves (and unicorn pins and flouncy ruffles and extremely skinny breeches and a horse named Daffodil), cause my mind is warped that way, and also it never stops being funny. And there's going to be a ball, where Our Heroine (um, Brendon) is going to be humiliated by a Mean Girl, but then gets rescued and comforted by The Hero. There might be some thoughts on thighs and riding crops and possible swooning. All the Mean Girls are going to have names from Barbara Cartland novels. :)

iii. Apparently I've started developing migraines. Yay for thesis stress. Does anyone have advice on how to deal with them, or possibly avoid them?
wildestranger: (panic regency/pre_raphaelite1)
i. I've plotted the whole first chapter of the Regency AU (hmm, must come up with a name - a shame Adventures in High Life is already taken *g*), and hope to finish a first draft by next week. Why does my brain refuse to come up with shorter fics? I expect the first chapter to be around 5000 words and there could easily be ten more chapters. Argh. I don't have the time (or the hands) to write 50000 words of porn.

Also, I'm starting to find some interesting difficulties in terms of historical accuracy. The thing is, I know this period extremely well (I'm not a historian but I am a scholar of literary history, and this era happens to be my specialty), I'm aware of things like how people would have addressed each other, what would have been appropriate and inappropriate familiarity and such. Sir Peter Wentz might think of Mr Stump as his dear sweet Patrick, but it would be impossible that he would ever call him so, no matter how eccentric his reputation. Mr Ross and Mr Smith might, as foster brothers, address each other by first name, but they could not allow their friend Mr Urie to do so. This causes all kinds of problems in terms of romance templates and fanfiction plot devices. Not to mention things like responses to homosexuality in Regency England - one might argue that Oxbridge-educated gentlemen might have learned to appreciate Greek customs and Greek love, but country-bred men such as Brendon, or Dissenters like Patrick? HIghly unlikely. And I cannot be willfully anachronistic with this. Well, not more than is strictly required by the notion of putting bandom people into Regency England in the first place. *g*

ii. In other news, I have purchased the new Muse cd/dvd and unsurprisingly, Matt Bellamy continues to be a rockgod who makes my spine ( and other places) tingle. Please Mr Bellamy, make a new album soon so that I may take even more delight in your sheer existence. And if you wouldn't mind, a Queen cover album with My Chemical Romance would be nice. I know you're mates with them and all, so there's no excuse. Think of all the guitar offs you could have with Ray Toro! And Gerard could teach you all about stagegay!

*takes a moment to contemplate this*

iii. Does anyone know why [livejournal.com profile] bandomsecrets seems to have been deleted?
wildestranger: (brendon urie pout/bornrestless)
I've just had the worst headache of my life, ugh. It's not quite over yet, but I'm well enough to do things like sit up and look at a computer screen, which is nice, but still frustrating in that I had to spend an hour and a half lying in bed with my eyes closed. Probably caused by stress, but to be honest I am not more stressed today than I have been at any point during the last six months, and also, making me sick and unable to write my thesis? Is not making me less stressed. Argh. *thinks about sporking brain*

Also, this happened just as I got back from the gym, which, WTF? Exercise is supposed to cure headaches, not make them!

This is all very confusing and wrong.

Anyway, I hope you are all having a more pleasant Sunday and writing me cuddling porn.

Here's another snippet from the Regency AU, posted yesterday at [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane's journal.

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wildestranger: (panic/tarii_cakes)
I have spent more time contemplating the Regency AU, and reading romance novels doing research into things like men's fashions and the parliamentary debates of 1816. Fun times. However, it is not all breeches and riding crops (much as I wished it was), my story also needs a plot. Or rather, it needs cliched plot devices.

Hence, a poll. And our heroine is, ahem, Brendon Urie. :)

[Poll #1162712]

Speaking of breeches, here's a picture I came across that seems most appropriate. Except that Regency Ryan would probably wear more scarves. And tighter breeches.

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