Master Post
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--ALCHEMY--
Fandom: Shadow Unit
Rating: Less than that of the source material

Cover art
Alchemy ("Nuclei", "Vapor Trail", "Passivation", "Acid Dissociation Constant", "Supersaturation", "Reaction Intermediate")
Chemistry ("Magnum Opus, I", "Filtration, under Scorpio", "Fermentation, under Capricorn", "Mercury", "Citrinitas", "Aqua Fortis", "Ceration, under Sagittarius", "Fixation, under Gemini", "Magnum Opus, II", "Rubedo" )
"Litmus Paper"
"Free Radicals I"
"Free Radicals II"
"Corrosives"
"Homogeneity"
"Proprietary Formulae"



Farscape
Lost

Citations Omitted

In Transition
The Metamorphosized

Golden Apples master post
Completed, but not fully posted on LJ


Other
On to Washington (Firefly)

Dear fanfic author
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I'm actually quite intrigued by the description "dessert wasteland"! But I'm pretty sure you didn't mean to use it.

In other news, did everyone know it actually is supposed to be "just deserts"? Here, "deserts" is an archaic word related to "deserve"! I did not know that until recently, and thought it was "just desserts".

You learn something every day.

Dear fanfic author
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If you're going to give a character a certain disorder for fic purposes, please -- at a minimum -- check the spelling of the disorder.

Dear fanfic author
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That was incredibly creepy. Was it supposed to be creepy? I didn't get the impression it was supposed to be creepy... but it was really creepy.

Noooooo
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Google safe search, how could you let me down like that?

going to bleach my eyeballs, brb

AO3!
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Wheeeeee I have an AO3 account!

(Primary userID is Scedasticity, but ceedeeandco and BetanSurvey should show up as pseudos.)

It'll take me a little while to get everything up, but wheeeee!
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Finished "Turning and Turning"
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Finally. Links to the whole series here.

That's been hanging over me for a while. So, what next? My policy is no more than one dangling WIP at a time, so I could start another one. I could try to buckle down on my original work.

What to do...

Dear fanfic author
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Dear fanfic author,

Not all OFCs are Mary Sues. I am firmly opposed to immediately designating all OFCs as Mary Sues. So it is entirely possible that your OFC is not a Mary Sue. However:

(a) From the summary and pairings alone, she is exhibiting some of the classic warning signs.
(b) Tagging your story "[OFC name] is not a Mary Sue" did not do anything to convince me otherwise.

Dear fanfic author
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I hate crying'self-insert', I really do. Sometimes I even enjoy characters which I'm fairly sure are self-inserts. But as soon as I see the tags "Benedict Cumberbatch/Original Female Character" and "Tom Hiddleston/Original Female Character", I know I am not going to read your fic. Although I suppose I should thank you for the warning.

And your only fandom tag is Avengers. I think you forgot something. Or somethings.

(I'm the last person to criticize someone for writing random cracky self-indulgent stuff, but are you sure you want to stick it up in a fic archive?)

Dear fanfic author
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Dear fanfic author,

Okay. I found your story amusing enough to read the whole thing, and I got some chuckles out of it. You handled the crossover elements well -- the universes were well-balanced and the explanation was plausible in context. My personal judgement is that most of these particular characters would not, under these particular circumstances, engage in hookups with people they just met, but that's something that can be argued and anyway, this is fanfic. Random sex is par for the course.

My problem is with something else you had one character do, or maybe more with the response to it. As you pointed out to the first person who mentioned it in the comments, the character was deprived of his usual support structure, desperate to get home, tends to make rash decisions, and was having an ego contest. Okay, I can buy that as a rationalization for why he'd do it. It makes sense. The ego contest even explains why he isn't feeling bad over taking advantage of someone hosting them. But what he did effectively sabotaged the local emergency services, and tampered with the thought processes of an entity clearly seen as a sapient being by the locals, regardless of his own opinion.

And he doesn't hesitate, he doesn't take several chances to back off and look for another option, and he isn't even a little bit sorry.

Someone who acts like that should not be responsible for first contact situations.

The characterization is not necessarily incompatible with the character as seen. I think it is incompatible with the character as someone in the right job.

I'm not going to say anything to you, because I don't have enough positives to balance my wordy negative, and what would be the point anyway? You don't need some random person on the internet saying they think your story showed a particular character as very bad at part of his job. That might have been useful to hear while you were writing, not now that you're done.

But one of your main characters came off as a reckless, arrogant jackass who prioritizes his personal convenience over the welfare of a whole lot of innocents and the mental autonomy of someone who's only tried to help him. That's still an interesting character -- but that is not a fit commander.

Dear fanfic author
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Authors, actually, and people in general, so really this isn't something any one author should take criticism for, but I'm suddenly wondering -- what is 500% fiction?

Dear fanfic author
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There's an important difference between waterproof and water soluble.

Dear fanfic author
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Dear fanfic author,

Military personnel are normally deployed. If they are deported, I think something has gone wrong.

The No-Tailed Fox, Epilogue(s) and Notes
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Thanks for reading. All feedback welcome. Don't forget to go compliment the artist!

The No-Tailed Fox, Part II
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The No-Tailed Fox, Part I
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SPN Gen Big Bang: The No-Tailed Fox
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THE NO-TAILED FOX
by ceedeeandco
beta: claudiapriscus
artist: adrenalineshots

The No-Tailed Fox

Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Canonical character death, death of original characters including a child, non-graphic attempted sexual assault, discussion of kitsune diet, unplanned pregnancy, optional happy-ish ending, language
Word count: About 13,000
Summary: Amy the kitsune: Who she was and how she got that way.

Part One
Part Two
Epilogue(s) and Notes

Notes:

Thanks to my artist, adrenalineshots, for coping with the OC barrage. ;-) Don't forget to look at the awesome ART POST!

A million thanks to claudiapriscus, who convinced me that people might actually be interested in reading the Saga of the Non-Time-Traveling Amy Pond, and went on to be a fantastic beta.

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Dear fanfic author,

I don't care if you lampshaded it, I cannot take your crossover fic seriously if you have anyone appointing BBC Sherlock as diplomatic liaison to anything. Anything. Ever. Find a different excuse for interaction.

Because honestly, even if you allow that in some cases he might do a good job -- which I'm not buying, incidentally -- no one would be willing to bet on that.

...Come to think of it, I suppose it's possible he's being appointed in order to make someone's life miserable, not to actually do the job. I'm not going to go back and look, though.

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You're on crack.

Dear fanfic author
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Oh, god, a Titanic AU? I... I can't bear to look.

Honestly, you might conceivably pull this off well, although looking at your pairings I really can't see how you'd fit the movie and stay in character, but I was so severely traumatized by the last Titanic AU I foolishly read that I can't even bring myself to look. (Picture the offspring of a really cheesy romance novel and a couple of pornos, dressed up in a Titanic costume, wearing a nametag with the unfortunate maligned fandom being forced into the mold.)

Dear fanfic author
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Did you just imply that New York City has a (yes, a) "local shopping mall"?

Dear fanfic author
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..."kickboxing!AU"?

Portmanteaus, yet again
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Dear fanfic author,

DO NOT USE PORTMANTEAUS FOR A CROSSOVER PAIRING! NOT ONLY WILL IT DRIVE ME INSANE, NO ONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!

Fic: SPN: Creation Myth
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Okay, yes, I admit it: I'm writing Supernatural fic. I have no excuses.

Title: Creation Myth OR If Monsters had Sunday School OR, most honestly, I beat the crap out of 3-6 mythologies in an attempt to explain what's purgative about Purgatory, where virgins come into it, and how Leviathans got a taste for human internal organs if they've been in Purgatory since before humans existed
Rated G
~3000 words
Spoilers through early Season 7
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"De-Aging" 2
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Dear Fanfic Author,

De-aging to an infant? Permanently? Why? Why would you do that? Why would you do that to a character you purportedly love? How is that--

I'm going to go sit in a corner and shake, now.

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