Monthly Archives: August 2008

Commentary for “Intrigue” fic requested by _call_me_snake_

This particular fic deals with probably the most tense time of Elizabeth I’s reign. She has been Queen of England for a time, but there are still those, especially within France and the Catholics within her now officially Protestant Country who would like to see her deposed and a Catholic ruler back on the Throne. The most logical choice is Mary, Queen of Scots, the daughter of Mary of Guise, whom we got to see a bit of in the first movie, ‘Elizabeth’. Historians have looked at it and Mary Queen of Scots actually did have probably a more legitimate claim than Elizabeth did, but this was about religious factions and ideals staying in control of a country.
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WM 50.8 – Deal with the Devil (RP with 1st_nephilim)

“Joie – lynn,” I heard a man’s voice, cooing, coming from the nursery. It was not Sebastien’s voice, but it was no less familiar to my ears. “What a little miracle you are,” the voice continued.

I turned the corner to see my infant daughter in the arms of the Fallen One. Azazeal. If he had noticed my entrance, he did not give any indication that he had. Instead, he continued to coo at and nuzzle my infant daughter, “Did you know that your Papa, he was once dead,” he said as if he were telling her a grand Faerie tale, “but your Maman, well, she asked her friend for help so that she could bring back your Papa,” he nuzzled her closer now, “You are just like her, Jocelyn – just like your Maman, in that you know exactly what you want. ” he traced a line across her cheek and into the profusion of her dark hair with the back of his forefinger and bent to kiss her.

‘No!’
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I am surrounded by the most fantastic people in the world!

Name a handful of people you RP with, read, or have heard of. Say something positive, a reason why you like their characters, or the players. Anything that is constructive, positive, and better than the general: <3!!

In light of all of the recent appreciation that has been going around, I wanted to take these moments to thank those people who have made the last couple of years an absolute joy to write and to RP with!

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La Forza Del Destino

It had been two months since I had received the letter from my Uncle Angus McLeod in the Arizona Territory. I read the missive over and over again from the time it reached my small cottage just outside of the Scottish village of Dunnlauden.

He was opting to give up ranching. He needed to go back to Scotland, see to his affairs. Since I was the last of his living kin, though on the other side of the Atlantic, he needed me to please come. I agreed, and so I put myself on a ship that took me to Boston. I took the train out West to Arizona. Where it was agreed that I would look after his beloved Hacienda, Las Glorias, at least until I could find a way to hire someone to look after the place, or sell it for him. whichever he would bid me to do once he was back home in the Highlands. It was probably for the best that I was not fixing to stay permanently. No. I insisted to myself. I was definitely not at all fixing to stay.
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– Fic Recs for 8.22.08

It’s been a while since I have posted. Real life happens and all of that! Anyway, I wanted to make sure I posted for a few of the more memorable fics that I have enjoyed these past few weeks!

Author:grissom_tm
Fandom: CSI: Las Vegas
Community:
Prompt: Photo Prompt
Link: http://grissom-tm.livejournal.com/56594.html
Notes: Dr. Gil Grissom never fails to disappoint. I am going to add my voice to the chorus of how this post is one of his best. It is so very Grissom and it shows the details of Grissom’s very unique thought processes and how he relates to a crime scene, his team and time. Just wonderfully presented!

Author: civ_barbarian
Fandom: Highlander / Original Character
Community:
Prompt: 50.1.D – “A Traitor’s Hope”
Link:http://civ-barbarian.livejournal.com/138174.html
Notes: I have watched the character of Hsu Danmei over the years and all of the events in his life. Hsu learns from his Watcher that his son, once believed to be dead, is alive. Very well written. This mun and muse consistently gives us intense details and they are always true to the Muse’s own distinctive voice. I admire that greatly.

Author: her_pirate, Sir Walter Raliegh
Fandom: Historical / RPF
Community:
Prompt: 3.4.D – Innocence
Link: http://her-pirate.livejournal.com/2143.html
Notes: I am a huge fan of historical fiction, particularly 16th Century Elizabethan fiction! The voice of this muse is so close to the times that it makes it a complete joy to read. I know of very few writers that have the courage to tackle such a complex muse with such a strong sense of the Muse’s own temperament.

Author: ambitious_woman, Madame de Pompadour
Fandom: Historical / RPF
Community:
Prompt: Bearer of Bad News
Link: http://ambitious-woman.livejournal.com/86691.html
Notes: I told you that I am partial to historical characters and fiction and this one is absolutely no exception! Reinette is such a well researched, beautifully crafted muse, the beauty of her imagery and the carefully woven tapestry that makes up this muse is ever-so clear here! Reinette has a beautiful mind, in spite of her challenges in life she never fails to be an enchanting Mistress to Louis XV. Here it is very easy to see why she was so successful.

Author: a_roman_w_power
Fandom: Highlander / Original Character
Community:
Prompt: 10.D.7 – Mirror, Mirror
Link: http://a-roman-w-power.livejournal.com/22972.html
Notes: Marius has a very distinctive voice. When I started out reading this muse I was never sure if I liked him or not. Certainly he is not a muse you would ever want to turn your back on. Here we get a great glimpse of what life was like in the Juli household when Marius was a young man. The more I read it, the more I really do like it!

Author: _call_me_snake_
Fandom: Escape from New York / Escape from L.A.
Community:
Prompt Dr. Strangelove Quote
Link: http://users.livejournal.com/_call_me_snake_/540452.html
Notes: You can feel Snake’s anger just jump off the page at you! Snake is an incredibly consistent muse and he and his mun remain true to the spirit of the movies. Snake is in your face and constantly unafraid, at least here you get no sense of fear at all from him!

Author: rude_not_ginger, Dr. Who (Ten)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Community:
Prompt Deal with the Devil
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/writers_muses/290726.html
Notes: I love, love, LOVE the dialogue on this piece! I found myself break into a smile and a giggle or two. Definitely worth taking a look at!

Author: blazing_storm
Fandom: Fantastic Four
Community:
Prompt 49.3.1 – The Islander
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/writers_muses/281147.html
Notes: I am not a big fan of comic books or movie spin offs of comic books but i have to say that Johnny Storm made it enjoyable to read. There is something so intensely poignant about a very evocative song and meeting someone from your past. This post is really well written and the dialogue is crisp and has a very natural flow. I have a whole new appreciation for this muse and their offerings.

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I loved the look of this one. She looks very calm and collected. It’s how I imagine Frances / Faelyn to be most of the time.

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– 50.6 – Tarot

The air within my private chamber hung cloying and heavy with the incense. The unmistakable scents of frankincense and myrrh mixed with the heady sweetness of opium. It had served its purpose of helping me to bridge the distance between the realm of the Seen to that of the Unseen. The shallowness of my pulse, and from what I could see, that of the querent across from me kept us both from sweating in the nearly airless chamber. The man had been most insistant to avail himself of the art that many within France alleged as mine. And surely even though the answers I would provide to him was worth the price that my servant had extracted from him, I would have provided the answers he sought without charging any more than the herbs that I requested that now burned on a nearby brazier.

I smiled as I turned over the colourful, well-worn cards in the spread that I had designed myself in an order and pattern that no one other than me knew the meaning of. The Knight of Swords, crossed by the High Priestess, crowned by the Magician, surrounded on all sides by swords – the ten, the nine, the seven…. Blades within the small, self-contained universes, mapped out his current position as being one of dangerous terrain.

My pulse thundered in my ears and my own voice sounded far away even to myself. “He approaches, you, my friend.” I looked up at Marius before I turned over the next card that lay beneath my fingertips. The Roman’s face was expressionless, his eyes dilated from the potent clouds of incense smoke. He only gave me a slight nod.

Flipping over the next card, the Thunderstruck Tower, I continued. “You will not be able to go back the way you came,” I said as if studying a battle plan, “But -” I turned over three more cards, fingering the edges of of each one to see the Four of Rods, the Six of Swords and the Sun, “If you leave before sunrise tomorrow, you can elude him.” I let myself relax at last. According to what I had seen within the cards, my friend would escape, but there was one thing more that I had not revealed. His hand that tightened upon my wrist indicated that he had seen it, too.

“There is more,” he said flatly.

Oui,” I nodded, inwardly wishing that I could have omitted what I now had to reveal from his reading. But this was, afterall, why I had been paid. “You and I will not see one another for quite some time,” I said softly, attempting to pull my wrist free. He held fast, his fingers rolling the sensitive bones beneath my skin painfully. “He will come after you, and whether we like it or not, the War will come,” I said.


Muse: Fanny Fae / Faelyn
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology
Word Count: 478
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OOC: Special thanks to a_roman_w_power and his amazing creatrix for allowing my muse to kidnap him; if only for a few moments! 😉

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