A writing meme-type-thing I made up off the top of my head because it's a slow day at work. In a textbox for easy copypasting into your own LJ!
I'm actually stuck on my own answers because I can't think of what I like about my own writing, haha.
Resurgam (by lanyon)
~3,000 words, Steve/Bucky, Clint/Coulson, Tony/Pepper, PG. Post-canon.
He doesn't quite understand how the world works. There is a language barrier and no one speaks English anymore. He's told that most young people communicate through pop culture references and he's the only twenty-something year-old who looks blank at the mention of "The Simpsons." He's not twenty-something, of course. He's ninety-four. He's strong and he's beautiful and he's at a loss. He's listening to Bach and wondering what it is to have a cellist.
when i am king you will be first against the wall (by paregmenon)
~4,000 words. Post-canon with warnings.
It dawns on Clint at three in the morning while he's making coffee for himself and Stark: it's not Coulson. There's something walking around in SHIELD headquarters, with access to just about everything, wearing Coulson's face, and claiming to be him, and something is very wrong.
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HEY IF YOU LIKE WHITE COLLAR YOU SHOULD READ THIS FIC [NO SPOILERS]
IT'S REALLY GOOD AND I'M CAPSLOCKING BECAUSE I CAN'T EVEN
IT'S SO GOOD
In Having New Eyes (by betweenthebliss)
~43,000 words, Winona/George, Pike/George, PG-13.
Author's summary: Winona always thought she knew the path her life was going to take, but it seems every time she turns around something happens to show her just how wrong she is. This is the love story of Winona and George, but it's also the love story of Winona and Starfleet, and the story of how Winona learned things about herself she never knew she needed to learn. This is the story of a smart and determined girl, the stubborn farmer's son who made her fall for him, the ways they changed each other and the dreams they had of changing the world.
"You should come with us," he blurts. "Luo Hong is head of Engineering and he needs a second. It's a short mission, four months tops, and you can bring the boys—" he stops as she makes a wordless sound, frozen in place for a second; then she realizes her hand is trembling and shakes her head violently, clenching a fist.
"I can't," she says, fiercely adamant. "That's—how can you ask me to do that? Today of all days, Pike, Jesus fucking Christ, you—" she stops, presses her lips together, and shakes her head again. "It's only been four years," she whispers tightly.
"I know that," he replies, his own voice strained almost to breaking. "Don't you think—Winona, I've counted every day that's passed since then and you damn well know it. It's not about that—it's about Starfleet, about going back out there because you love it and you're good, you're so good at what you do and you're wasting—"
"Wasting time with my kids? With George's sons, Chris?" She's too tired to summon ire, but she can make sure he knows how much of an asshole he's being. "I spent tonight watching my four-year-old start a food fight and then go off to do his seven-year-old brother's math homework for him. Tomorrow Jim and I will go grocery shopping and try to get him a new pair of shoes because he lost one of his last pair swimming in the river. This is my life," she says, loathing him for forcing her to defend it to him. "And fuck you if you think it isn't worthy."
So Lucy Liu was cast as Joan Watson in Elementary, CBS's adaptation of Sherlock (which, as you remember, is also an adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle books from the nineteenth century), and fandom is, shall we say, displeased. These are my two cents: maybe not the brightest pennies in the box but it's my metaphor and I'll mangle it if I want to.
I know that the BBC version of Sherlock is a precious thing to many of us and a lot of people don't want to see it become tarred in any way by Elementary, which people are already sure is going to suck by the sheer virtue of it being American. There's talk of "shitty adaptations" and "it's not Sherlock Holmes without London" and "stop ripping off good British TV" and even "CBS is homophobic and cutting out the slash potential by making John Watson a woman"—these are all legitimate concerns. I understand where you're coming from and the problematic concepts you're trying to address.
But as for the casting of Lucy Liu as Joan Watson, if you could take a second and ask yourself this: how many female Asian-American live-action TV characters can you name from when you were young?
Can you name any?
( Why I think this casting decision is AWESOME.Collapse )