2012 Challenges (Edited 11/26/12)
2012 Challenges (Edited 11/26/12)
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Title: All Good Fun Until…
Any warnings: implied sex, implied bloodplay, but nothing shown
Disclaimer: Don't own Supernatural or any related character.
Summary: There are many precautions to take when doing a little light bondage... particularly if anything requires a key.
Author's Note: This was written, oh, coming up on a year ago for SPN Spring Fling for polleekin. I, uh, am just getting around to cross-posting it. Enjoy!
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Art made for sgareversebang, story by mific (lj)
Link to the story: HERE
Story Title: Service Before Self
Story Summary: A mission goes badly wrong, Rodney is lost and his team, in various ways, come to his rescue. But who is the mysterious woman trying to win Rodney over, and will she have her way with him? A team-based adventure with a touch of the supernatural, because the stuff of legends on Earth may not be so strange, in Pegasus.
Disclaimer: I do not own Stargate: Atlantis or any of the screencaps or promo pictures used in these manips. Other images were found in a google image search. Further credit for images can be found in my Manip Credit Post.
Notes: I did these pieces for the sgareversebang, and this post is titled by the art's collective name, not by story title. I hope the author enjoyed working with my art!
Title: Crowley's No Good Day
Prompt: Crowley goes into a bar and meets… Darth Vader!
Fandoms: Supernatural/Star Wars (Original Trilogy)
Word count: ~1500
Rating/Contents: PG-13; SPOILERS for Supernatural season 11.
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural, Star Wars, or any related characters. Making no money here, as they all still belong to their prospective owners.
Summary: Crowley's had a rotten time of it lately, and a certain Dark Lord's appearance in an already strange place doesn't make it any better. Written for intoabar.
EDIT: Also, if anyone knows any comm here that would permit me to pimp this out, please suggest away!!
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Fandom: Game of Thrones
Disclaimer: I don't own Game of Thrones or the images used here. Credit for textures, brushes, etc. used can be found at my spiffy Manip Credit Post.
Note: So I signed up for character20n20 again after taking some time off to rest my carpal tunnel riddled hands, and chose Tyrion as my character this time. I'm still trying to get my hands back into working condition, so while I'm trying to jump back into the fandom fray, it's still slow go. But, I hope you all enjoy my offerings!
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A Book Translated to English: For this one, I read Vampire Hunter D: Scenes from an Unholy War. I've been a longtime fan of the VHD series, and like with any long-running series there are going to be some hits and misses. This one was somewhere in between for me. I didn't love it (it was no Journey to the North Sea) but I didn't hate it either. My main problem was simply this: it didn't have enough D in it. I find that odd, given the obvious. But yeah, I feel like the author focused more on these two other characters (who, like in every other D book, will likely never been seen again) rather than on D. Interesting, but I've read better from this series.
A Book Written by a Celebrity: Okay, I may be pulling a bit of a cheat here. For this, I read Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days. While I'm aware it was written by his personal body guards and not MJ himself--obviously--I'm still gonna count it. These guys got celebrity status back when MJ died, just like anyone else who was close with the King of Pop. So I'm counting it. Anyway, the book itself was a very interesting read. It has mixed reviews online, but in the end, I liked the voice it was written in, and there was a hint of honesty about it. Whether it was all true or not, very few will ever know, but I enjoyed it.
Mystery or Thriller-- I decided to go classic with this one and read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. I practically grew up with Sherlock Holmes being a household name due to my mother's love of mysteries. And while I love a good mystery, usually I require a little something attached to it (magic or some other fantastical element). But I've never needed this for Sherlock. I've loved these stories for a while, and while I had read A Study in Scarlet some years ago, I had never read Hound. So now I have. What can I say about it? It's classic Sherlock and I loved it.
A Book from an Author You Love But Haven't Read Yet-- I counted Beka Cooper: Mastiff for this one. It's taken me a long time to get to this book, the end of a trilogy, but thanks to a great price and a thoughtful friend, I have it marked down as read. It was a great end with interesting characters, and sort of read like a giant chase scene. Kidnap and intrigue abound, and I still loved this one more than the first one in the series. But I still thing the second one in the series was the best.
A Book You Own But Have Never Read-- I counted The Resturant at the End of the Universe for this one, by Douglas Adams and apart of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I'll admit that these books aren't for everyone, and they are all rather short and a quick read. Nothing much ever really happens in the either, but if you're ever looking for a sci-fi comedy that's quick to pass, I'd reccommend this.
And lastly, A Book Based On or Turned into a TV Show-- I read Game of Thrones for this. I'm a long-time watcher of the series, but had never picked up the books (I know, shame on me). While I still love the series--and yes, don't hate me, but even the changes that I have seen so far I enjoy--I really found this book entertaining to read. I was ahead of it, tv show-wise, but actually being able to be in the character's heads, so to speak, made it seem like a whole new story. If you're into epic fantasies but want something that still feels a bit more down to Earth--which, despite the dragons, we should all agree it does seem very approachable to those who cringe at magic-filled fantasy stories covered with elves and trolls--I recommend this one.
So, now that 2015 is over in a matter of hours--on my end of the world, anyway--it's obvious that I'm not finishing this challenge. I simply didn't budget my reading time right. But, I've found the 2016 reading challenge and I think I'm doing this again. I'll post it here, blank to begin with, so others who might want to can join.
Happy New Years!
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural or the images used here. Credit for textures, brushes, etc. used can be found at my spiffy Manip Credit Post.
Note: So I signed up for character20n20 again, and chose Castiel as my character this time (with Tyrion Lannister as my second choice). My carpal tunnel has been giving me hell, so I apologize for my AC set. My heart wasn't really in them, so I can't really judge how they turned out. Also, I know my "sexy" was a bit unorthodox, but twisted-slinky and I have both, long ago, agreed that this was one of the hottest scenes in the show. ...There may be something wrong with us. Lastly, I'll be skipping iconing next month in favorite of participating in NaNoWriMo. If anyone out there is also participating and looking for buddies, I'll happily add you! My name over there is PatriciaLouise.
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Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy, any related characters, or the images used here. For credit for the various brushes, textures, etc. used, please visit my Manip Credit Post.
Note: Some of these I'm very proud of... and some, not so much. I did these for females20in20, using the girls of the Buffyverse. Included in this set are: Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg, Tara Maclay, Dawn Summers, Drusilla, Faith Lehane, and Anya Jenkins.
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy or the images used here. Credit for textures, brushes, etc. used can be found at my spiffy Manip Credit Post.
Note: So I signed up for character20n20 again, and chose Dawn as my character this time. I think I'm getting better at icons, but that really is up to the viewer, so view away! Also, "full body behind" doesn't seem to exist--in decent quality, anyway--for my character, so I did the best I could for that one. Some alternates are below!
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Join me? Also... I'm thinking of starting a new comm. Tentatively, I think I'll call it "31 Days of Fandom." Inspired by twistedshorts August Fic-a-Day, I thought, "Why just August?" So, each month of the year with 31 days will have a theme. These will vary. It will mostly allow several different forms of fanworks (fic, art, etc.) except for a few special months which may only ask for one kind. It will be open fandom, again, except for a few special months. And, for each 31 days, you must make one post a day with some sort of fanwork for that theme. If you do all 31 days, you'll get a banner at the end. If you do more, we'll do an honorable mention. If you don't finish... well, at least that's more wonderful works for your chosen fandoms out there. What does everyone think about this idea? I'm testing the waters.
So, the first one, titled The Maze Runner, was great. So much better than the movie (trying not to be cliche, but it's true). I've had movies scare me, but I've never read a book that truly made me feel fear like a horror movie might. Maze Runner did that, almost from the very beginning. The first scene with a griever? Yeah, I was at work, on lunch, and my heart was still thudding in my chest as I read it. And the ending? It only made me want the second book more, as it left you with more questions than answers. (Being vague so I can be spoiler-free).
Scorch Trials didn't disappoint as a sequel or as a book. It picks up right where the first one left off, only this time, the characters are given no pretenses (seemingly... but that's for book three). They're told that they have to make it through the Scorch, a horrible piece of the Earth that was affected by the Solar Flares that struck, in two weeks, otherwise this horrible disease that slowly drives a person crazy--called The Flare--will kill them, because they've all been infected. Remember what I said about this book not disappointing? Yeah, they up the ante in this one, with new deadly challenges, a timeline, and new characters that quite memorable and loveable. Plus, they even manage to work in a little love triangle, but not in a way that's... well, let me just say it this way. It makes the world seem more relatable, but Dashner wisely doesn't put too much focus on it. And the ending? Yeah, it'll have you screaming at the book and for the last one in the series.
As for that, The Death Cure was amazing. Thomas has finally had enough as he learns what parts of the Scorch Trials were truth and what parts were lies. It's a race against time and the government in this one with a shocking reveal in the next to the last freakin' paragraph that will make you hate every politictian ever.
Overall, this book series is great. Full of action and real character emotion that will make you both love and hate them at times. It's sad and can make you feel kind of hopeless, but right when you think everyone is done for, they're not. The wrap up is great, and I'm seriously considering reading the prequel book The Kill Order. (Prequels do not count as part of the original trilogy... they stand alone).
Eight prompts down and 42 to go... I'm working on Book based on or turned into a TV show by reading Game of Thrones... this might take a while.
Fandom: Batman: The Animated Series
Disclaimer: I don't own Batman or the images used here. Credit for textures, brushes, etc. used can be found at my spiffy Manip Credit Post.
Note: So I signed up for character20n20 again, and chose the Joker as my character this time. These were a pain in the ass this time, but I think I'm pleased with them (since I've redone a few). Some alternates are at the bottom. Enjoy!
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Author Name: Patriciatepes (Patricia de Lioncourt @ fanfiction.net )
Fandom: Batman: the Animated Series/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Dawn Summers, The Joker, Nightwing/Dick Grayson, Batman, Giles, Willow, Xander, Buffy Summers, OCs, several minor scenes with major characters
Pairing: Dawn/Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
Chapter Links: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen | Seventeen | Eighteen | Nineteen | Twenty | Twenty-One | Twenty-Two | Twenty-Three | Twenty-Four | Twenty-Five
Warnings: (For complete, whole story) Torture, swearing
Summary: When Buffy is poisoned and dying, Dawn is left no choice but to go to Gotham for the cure that she is told is too dangerous to retrieve. Time is on her side... too bad the universe isn't.
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy, Batman, or any related characters. They belong to Whedon, DC Comics, and WB. No money made here. Art by the awesome 20thcenturyvole
Author's Notes: Completed for wipbigbang. Also, while I had done some photomanips for this story--which feels more epic than it is, due to the time it has taken me to finish it--the first link to the art masterpost here will lead you to the art done for me in the name of the Bang I completed this story for. It's much lovelier than my art, as it is actually drawn, so please go give it some love! The second link will lead you to my manips. Hope you enjoy!
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