Comes the Hurricane 
Series: Part V of Understanding the Storm
chapter 1 of many
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences no warnings
Relationships: Loki & Thor (Gen), 
Characters: Loki, Thor, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Frigga, Sigyn, Sif, Thanos, and  a lot of other people show up too, but those are the main ones. 
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Post-Avengers (2012), Canon Divergence - Post-Avengers (2012), Loki Has Issues, Ensemble Cast, Infinity Gems, Avenger Loki, sort of

Summary:  As New York freezes from the unleashed Casket of the Ancient Winters, the Avengers find themselves with no choice but ally with the only one who can stop it. But Loki's fall and captivity on Svartalfheim have torn at his strength and his mind, and saving Earth may come at a price that will doom the Nine Realms. Thanos has many plans to gather what is his.

(or, in other words, OMG IT'S HERE after a bazillion years, it's going.  It's technically not finished, but since apparently the only way to make me finish it is peer-presssure, peer-pressure I shall have! That's not to say, btw, I don't know how it ends or even written that part, i have. it's just I need to put it all together).

While poking around in my LJ for something else, I found a couple more ficlets that I never crossposted to AO3 (I've never moved all the drabbles, but anything that's a couple hundred words I figure I might as well). So a couple of them were Kara/Sam and so I do what I've done a bunch, and I type in "Sam" in the Relationship field so it'll bring up the autocompletes that have "Sam" in them. Sam/Kara is usually on the top because it's the biggest that has him in it.

Except it's not there. At all. Like, Sam/EVERYBODY ELSE is in the list. there's Sam/Kara/otherpeople ot3. But Kara/Sam by itself isn't in the list. IT WAS THERE. WHERE THE FUCK DID IT GO??

(I mean, yes, it's just the autocomplete, it's not like the ship doesn't show up at all, I just don't get how it can disappear out of the list or at least doesn't come back when I put in new fics). I sent a message to support, so hopefully they can fix it, or whatever.

Anyway so that made me grumpy. :/

Fiddling with that (and reading old LJ entries - back when I actually made them!) was sorta distracting away from my plan of the week, which was supposed to be put up another chapter of Last Contract, which didn't happen. and get ready for Comes the Hurricane, which sort of happened. I still want to at least start it in Sept since (a) I promised, and (b) it doesn't do any good to wait longer, probably.

However the main thing that happened was that I suddenly realized that the Maximoffs needed to show up in my Marvel Bang so I was busy writing on all that instead. Or really they decided they needed to show up, which is probably a good choice, I just wish I'd thought of it earlier, so I have less to rewrite/figure out again.
lizardbeth: (Default)
( Sep. 19th, 2015 04:23 pm)
It’s 101 Days of Smiles and it’s time to talk yourself up, writers! Appreciate yourself and your writing. Enjoy it and don’t be afraid to tag your fic. This is all about self love–ahem….not that kind–so have fun with it.

I have been tagged by gaslightgallows

(I tend to answer these types of meme with an mcu fic and one with other fandoms, because I have a lot of fic and I’ll spread the love that way)

Ten Questions and Answers )
lizardbeth: (Default)
( Sep. 14th, 2015 09:26 pm)
Trick or Treat exchange 2015 is open for signups! 300 word minimum, pretty wide open fandoms to pick from and "or" matching, so you only have to write one character of those requested. I mean, I wrote a ficlet about Bear the dog from Person of Interest last year, it's pretty open to writing fun little things. 

And of course fandom nominations for Yuletide are coming!

It feels like fall/holidays ish, if only it weren't so HOT.  today was cooler, but it's going back up on Thurs so it's only a short break. yuck
lizardbeth: (Default)
( Sep. 9th, 2015 10:50 pm)
oh and maybe an update since I'm here? I don't know, are there still people who read (me) at DW? I don't even know.

My mumblesomething birthday was today. I read the new Leia kid's book - which was all right, but of course, since it's a middle grade reader book, took like thirty minutes to read. I probably could've just read it in the bookstore. But of course, Leia, so I bought and read it at home (in the zillion degrees); But it's definitely right there with the EpVII excitement. In last week's drop of all the toys and such, the only thing I wanted is the BB-8 Sphero. SO CUTE. (I do also wonder if there's not some trick in that -- like, is BB-8 gonna end up evil or somethign? I don't know, I am suspicious all is not what it seems with that droid.)

I also got some Lemon meringue cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory and could only eat about three bites, but they were delicious! I'll eat the rest tomorrow when there's no pesky dinner in the way.

Kiddo is now officially a SIXTH grader. That's a grade I remember pretty well and enjoyed, so I hope his experience is similar. He's now on Varsity Flag Football ("varsity" for the middle school, not high school varsity), and accelerated math, which is a combo I like. Hopefully that keeps up. Maybe not the football part, but some sport he likes and does well in, because soccer is not it. He is also 5'4" now, sprouting like a weed.

I'm sure there's more, but ugh, it's hot and my computer isn't helping.

Thanks for the birthday wishes! :D
lizardbeth: (Default)
( Sep. 9th, 2015 10:16 pm)
Because I suddenly remembered I had requested one of these, and then couldn't find what I'd done with it...

My hc_bingo card )
lizardbeth: (Av - Hiddleston Coriolanus)
( Jul. 16th, 2015 10:22 pm)
So I can reveal I wrote three fics this year for this summer ficathon:

1.   Away from the Shadows (2667 words) by Lizardbeth
Fandom: Arrow (TV 2012)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak
Characters: Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle
Additional Tags: Post Episode: s03e23 My Name is Oliver Queen, Road Trips, Post Trauma Recovery, Romance, olicity road trip
Summary: Felicity and Oliver's road trip, to leave behind the shadows.

2. The Truth in Visions (1839 words) by Lizardbeth
Fandom: Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kanan Jarrus/Hera Syndulla, Ezra Bridger & Kanan Jarrus
Characters: Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla
Additional Tags: Mostly Gen, Family Feels
Summary:  Kanan is troubled after Senator Trayvis' betrayal.

3. Darker Places (1836 words) by Lizardbeth
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Loki & Thor (Marvel)
Characters: Thor (Marvel), Loki (Marvel), Thanos (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Thor Is a Good Bro, Torture, Implied/Referenced Torture, Canon Divergence - Thor (2011)
Summary: Two fall in the void. Two are found.

(heh, I just realized the last two fics are almost exactly the same length. how weird)

lizardbeth: (Default)
( Feb. 25th, 2015 05:24 pm)
Spouse has been dealing with his mother, who's not at the stage where she needs to be in a care place, but definitely can no longer live by herself. So he was gone most of last week to get her house ready to be turned over for rental while she moves in with my SIL. My parents had a rental unit for a while out of my grandmother's place after she died, and renting it was a clusterfuck, so I hope this goes better.

while he was gone Kiddo and I went to watch Jupiter Ascending, which was great fun, I wrote a thing comparing it to GotG, which was also fun.  parallels! 

So I was without the spouse for V-day which was ok - he sent flowers anyway and kiddo made me a delightful card. Less great, I also had computer issues on Valentine's day:  my phone freaked out (turns out both the battery and sd card needed replacing), my computer got infected by some virus which luckily I was able to get rid of early plus quite a bit of bloatware that had been hanging around unneeded besides. AND kiddo's mac got some kind of malware infection. probably caused by unwise site navigation (since all he does on it besides homework is minecraft).  So funny story, I was on the phone with the apple care person and so she has me look at the list of stuff found by the malware finder program, and she can see it because we're doing the share thing, and you could just hear the "OH. MY. GOD." as the list of bad things in Safari came up. Pretty sure she hadn't seen something quite that bad in awhile.  I made sure to tell her it wasn't actually mine.  I do know not to click on random ads on gaming sites. But now he knows better too, so lesson learned, I think.

 In other RL news, Kiddo has just finished both basketball and robotics for the year, so now we're off to baseball. He's definitely more into and better at robotics. We went to the Legoland competition and his team placed out of medal contention, but ninth or tenth so that's pretty good. They had a really good final run, it just wasn't quite enough. Kids had a lot of fun. 

[profile] dragoninthecup asked for Not All That We Are, Book IV: Black Sails at Dawn

But this is my favorite answer, so I'll leave this outside the cut. :)

10 If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
If you don't like Cylons, Anders, and mysticism in BSG, oh boy, this fic isn't for you.

since I talk a lot and there are spoilers for the fic )
lizardbeth: (Default)
( Jan. 30th, 2015 06:19 pm)
Borrowing a tumblr thing in case anyone around here wants to play just to have something to post. You get out of the habit and suddenly it's like NOTHING seems worthy of posting about... 

Drop the title of one of my fics and number and I will tell you:
1. What was my inspiration for this fic? How did it come to me?
2 What’s my favorite part of the fic?
3 What’s the part of the fic I’m most proud of?
4 What part of the fic was the hardest for me to write?
5 What part of the fic am I still dissatisfied with?
6 Who’s my favorite character in the fic?
7 Were there any major decisions I made about the fic that could have made it go a whole different direction?
8 Was there anything I only learned about the fic after I had finished it? (themes, motifs, symbolism, etc)
9 Did anyone in the fic surprise me by doing anything? If so, what?
10 If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
11 If I were to rewrite this fic, what would I change?
12  Did any thing about this fic’s reception surprise me?
13 What were my beta’s major comments about the first draft of this fic?
14 If I were to write a sequel to this fic, what would it be about?
15  Any other question about the fic!

(or all of them for any story, I'm also fine with that. Because I do like to talk about fic. Any of them.) 

First, the two fics I wrote for gift exchanges this year can be revealed!

1. For Yuletide!
The Lego Movie (with a bit of The Hobbit)
Benny the 80s Spaceman.
- The spaceship is always out of reach.

2. For Mischief and Mistletoe!
The Littlest Star
MCU/Thor, Sif/Loki, Canon Divergence AU
- One night on Vanaheim has consequences to Sif and to... everything.

List of all other 2014 fic below:

Thor/MCU related )

Captain America/MCU )

other fandoms )

The Fic Writing Meme )

Writing Goals of 2015:
- Finish "Comes the Hurricane". Which was on last year's goal. but I really do have to finish it. It's SO CLOSE.

- write something that's not fanfic. I need to shake off these cobwebs and just fucking DO it.
lizardbeth: (Tangled)
( Dec. 31st, 2014 03:09 pm)
 Happy New Year!  I hope 2015 is better for you than 2014 was - even if it was good, it could always be better, and lord knows, a lot of people had an awful 2014 so hopefully it'll be a better one.   (though lol it's funny since I'm usually near the last in the world for the new year - this year not quite so bad pacific time, but Hawaii was always hilarious because Australia would be almost Jan 2 and yet, JUST DOWN THERE NOT TOO FAR to the west. lol) 

We've completed our usual New Year's Eve duty of getting the christmas tree out of the house before the New Year. It always seems so bare and lonely in the living room without it, for a few days. Though I can see the tv again, so there's that. It was kind of a bushy tree this year and blocked most of the screen - luckily there's been little I've cared about watching, so it doesn't matter anyway.  Later, we're eating dinner with my parents, tonight we'll do the Midnight thing, and then tomorrow it's to have potluck with the hubs' relatives. 

I think I kudo'd everything I read for the various fests. I'm just - like, unless I don't finish it because it's not for me - I decided why the hell not? I don't think they mean that I think the fic is perfect, just that I enjoyed it. (there's a perfectly good system of recs/bookmarks/comments after all) And no one else can see your collective kudos, only each individual story, so anyway-- That's my new 2015 philosophy, a few days early.  generosity ,not stinginess. *nods*

Tomorrow I'll post my 2014 fic wrap up and reveal of the two anon-fics I wrote for Yuletide and M&M (though tbh, I don't think the M&M fic is that hard to figure out which one's mine). 

Hope the new year treats you all well. :) 
lizardbeth: (Av - Hiddleston Coriolanus)
( Dec. 26th, 2014 08:22 pm)
 I have been totally blessed this year with fantabulous fic goodies!

From Yuletide I got three presents :

  1. Funeral Music - Only Lovers Left Alive. Adam and Eve and omg so tragic.
  2. Found - Edge of Tomorrow. Rita after the war.
  3. Elegance with a Side of Evil - the Jaguar "British Villains" commercials. (OMG HILARIOUS)

And Mischief and Mistletoe!

  1. A scandalous proposal , Loki/Sif Regency AU

For Christmas, I got the Annual Winter Plague, which wasn't terrible this year, except for Christmas Eve. And even then it wasn't the cold, it was the cold medicine that was the worst. I guess I reacted badly to the "time release" part of the cold capsule because that fucking piill was like drinking a case of Red Bull -- I did not sleep at all Christmas Eve night. SO WIRED. ugh, that was awful. Well, I know not to do THAT again. All-nighters if you have to are one thing, all-nighters right before Christmas, suck. 

Other than that, I got some lovely presents, and had Christmas dinner with my parents, SIL and her family, and my MIL all together. Which probably sounds like a recipe for disaster, but everyone gets along really well (my Bro-in-Law and my mom developed this running joke that they're siblings which sounds weird, but in practice was pretty hilarious). Single-handedly I convinced everyone at the table that Idris Elba would be perfect as James Bond, so that was awesome when they were all skeptical-- more because they'd only seen him in Pacific Rim and that's not exactly the best example, than racial, I think, but my enthusiasm brought them all 'round.  (not that it's going to happen - the leaked email was actually dismissing the possibility, so people are kind of overboard about it, but it was considered at all is pretty cool)

Kind of bummed the two fics I wrote aren't doing better, but at least my Christmas interlude for 'Ice Demon and Hydra' is appreciated by the readers of that one, so that's a plus. 
Title: The Ice Demon and the Hydra
Author: [profile] lizardbeth_j
Characters: Loki, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter, Col Phillips, Thor, Frigga, the Howling Commandos (minor Steve/Peggy)
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 50K
Continuity: AU to Captain America:The First Avenger
Series: The Ice Demon Series, The Snow Queen and the Ice Demon and The Ice Demon and the Snow Princess. They take place 150 years earlier, as a crossover with Frozen. They aren't necessary, but certainly useful for backstory and explanation for this particular 'verse.

Summary: More than a century ago, a Snow Queen melted the heart of the Ice Demon. When Arendelle is invaded, Loki vows to keep his promise to her, to protect their people. But these mortals are not as ignorant as he remembers, especially not his new enemy Johann Schmidt. What begins as an attempt to protect a small kingdom becomes a more important quest to protect the world from the evils of the Red Skull. But at least, he doesn't have to do it alone.

Notes and Acknowledgments: Because this runs parallel to First Avenger, I do obviously lean on the movie pretty heavily, including a few lines here and there. This story is, in essence, What if Loki joined the Howling Commandos? Note however that while Steve and Company are pretty much the same, Loki's point of divergence is long ago (as detailed in the previous Ice Demon tales), so he's quite a bit different.

Thanks to [personal profile] hearts_blood and [profile] rayniskies who undertook beta, even under pretty trying circumstances, and to [profile] enknowen for the beautiful cover page -- see here at AO3.

Part One: Livejournal or Archive of Our Own or
lizardbeth: (Tangled)
( Oct. 19th, 2014 09:27 pm)

So I'm joining the Yuletide Placeholder Club because I haven't written a letter yet. Because that would require me to have all my requests, which I don't. And yet I still want to sign up, so I need a post to link to. My life is such drama, I tell you.

I'm also trying to figure out offers. Wow there are a lot of fandoms I know nothing. it's pretty fun to take the txt file of the the fandoms and delete, delete, delete all the ones I can't/won't offer off that Super Long list to end up with something far more manageable.

woohoo Yuletide.

(though holy shit i need to finish my pumpkin ficlet. I sort of put it aside while I was prepping Crocus in the Snow, and oops, it's due this week. though apparently that's also true for my gifter, so at least I don't feel bad about being slow on the draw...)
A Crocus in the Snow

Pairings: Loki/Sif, Frigga/Odin
Characters: Loki, Sif, Frigga, Odin, Thor, Fandral, Volstagg, Hogun, Tyr, Malekith, Algrim
Continuity: MCU, Canon divergent AU for Thor: The Dark World
Rating/Warnings: Adult. contains an animal death and (past) child abuse.
Wordcount: ~50K total

Summary: Loki and Sif are on a quest to stop a war, but the true struggle is not with Malekith, but with the shadows of the past. In Asgard, Loki's family must deal with difficult revelations.

NOTE: Sequel to A Seed in Barren Lands (AO3 | LJ) . It would be helpful to read that first.

Written for [profile] norsebigbang 2014. Beautiful cover page by [profile] magnacrack/Ju'McLia

A black wolf standing in front of young Loki, who has fallen to his knees

Go to the Prologue (LJ | DW) or at Archive of Our Own.
Taking a writing break since I finally finished my norsebang draft, A Crocus in the Snow. 50K words. This is not what I wanted! Yet it kept growing and growing, and seriously it could probably easily take expansion of another 10K except NO. I have to start posting on October 15, and Marvel Bang is going to post right after that at some point and that's got at least one major section completely blank.


So let's talk tv.

Capsule comments ahoy, minor spoilers I guess for Gotham, Forever, Selfie, OAUT, SHIELD, Person of Interest

Fall tv )

- um. I feel like there was more. I watched more. I do feel a little sad that I have no eagerness for Vampire Diaries returning and no intention of watching it.

otoh, I am eager for Arrow's return, because OLICITY. <3 and just Felicity and Oliver in general, but everybody else too. shoooooow.

ooh, Hugh Laurie and Hiddleston are going to do a BBC show based on a John LeCarre novel together. THAT WILL BE EXCELLENT. can't wait! (they haven' started it yet, but ironically it might air before any of Hiddles movies probably, since Crimson Peak isn't out for another year, and High-Rise has no distributor yet, so god only knows when that'll come out.

and now I've sat on this post long enough to find out that my Marvel Bang fic, The Ice Demon and the Hydra will post on November 13. So that pretty much kicks NaNo in the ass, because no way am I going to be able to do 2K per day AND edit that thing into something resembling readability in the same two weeks.
Title: The Wrong Door
Pairing: Loki/Sif
Rating: PG/Teen
Words: 1800

Summary: Sif takes a wrong turn, knocks on the wrong door, finds... someone maybe right?

NOTE: From a list of shippy AU tropes, the prompt: Loki/Sif, knocking on the wrong door au. Because I'm avoiding writing a combat scene in the longfic, have the start of something with way fewer weapons...

The Wrong Door )
Title: The Ice Demon and the Snow Princess
Sequel to: The Snow Queen and the Ice Demon AO3 |
Characters: Loki, Frigga, Elsa, Thor, Anna
Crossover: Frozen

Summary: After a Snow Queen melted a heart grown cold, Loki never expected to visit Arendelle again. But news comes, and this time Frigga refuses to stay home and miss this.

NOTE: so I started this for Mother's Day, well, it's Mother's Day somewhere, right? Also, if you're not in the mood for FAMILY FEELS this is probably not for you. :) Thanks to [personal profile] hearts_blood for the beta.

Also at AO3

A little snow princess )


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