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an absolute word tart!
I wrote a Snarry hurt/comfort story for accioslash without thinking about whether she likes hurt/comfort. Durrr. I know she loves Snarry and has ceaselessly and kindly and politely encouraged many of us to create Snarry fanwork, and this seemed like an important time to make some for her.

I'm therefore hoping that it's not weird to write a hurt/comfort for someone who is in the hospital. fabularasa beta-read for me.

Transitive Property (2475 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Characters: Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Hermione Granger
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort
Summary:

"I'm glad we're friends now, Severus," Harry said. He avoided adding, "And that you survived the war," but Snape definitely heard it. "But you don't need to come take care of me when I'm ill."



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01 January 2014 @ 05:46 pm
The good news that I wrote double the number of fan fics this year that I did last year. The bad news is that last year I only wrote three fics. So that means I wrote six this year! Yay arithmetic. Anyway, if you didn't have time to read like I didn't have time to write, here's the list:

Mostly Dead All Day (1201 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom, Hawkeye (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Clint Barton & Steve Rogers, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov, Bucky Barnes, Logan (X-Men)
Additional Tags: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Holding Hands, Princess Bride References
Summary:

There's not a man of them who doesn't wish he were in your place, and not a man of them who has the courage to reach for another's hand that way.



Kissing on the Intarwebs (2164 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Characters: Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: First Kiss, Brooklyn, Virgin Steve
Series: Part 1 of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Summary:

"I love it when Cap calls it 'the Google,'" Clint said.



More to Me (6702 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Captain America (Movies), Iron Man - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Nick Fury, Batroc the Leaper
Additional Tags: Virgin Steve, First Time, Implied Torture, Kidnapping, Protective Steve, Hurt Tony Stark
Series: Part 2 of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Summary:

"Who took him?"

"Advanced Idea Mechanics."

"How do you know?"

"They tweeted it. You're an idiot because—" Natasha sighed. "He's Tony Stark. You kissed Tony Stark."



An Example for Lovers (2116 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Flirting, First Time, Songfic, Bisexuality, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot
Series: Part 3 of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Summary:

"Didja ever think," Tony asked, all faux-casual, "That maybe sleeping with me is a, a phase for you?"


"No," Steve said.



The First Time I Went Dancing Sober (5565 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies), Iron Man (Comic), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Carol Danvers, Janet Van Dyne, Stan Lee, Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - No Powers, Ableism, Past Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism
Summary:

Steve Rogers is a great physical therapist who works with sick kids. Tony Stark is a damaged biotech engineering genius who really wants to be one of the good guys.



Big Girl Panties (6953 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Characters: Newton Geiszler, Hermann Gottlieb, Hannibal Chau, Stacker Pentecost
Additional Tags: Rule 63, Alternate Universe - Always a Different Sex, Pining, Science Bros, Getting Together, For Science!
Summary:

What if Drs. Geiszler and Gottlieb had been female instead of male?


"I," Hilda Gottlieb said, "am not a dude, and neither are you. We are researchers, not cowboys. It's not a bunker. It's a laboratory."



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31 December 2013 @ 01:02 pm
Book Meme 2013

This is my fifth year doing scoradh's fabulous book meme. I think she abandoned it a long time ago! I like taking an inventory of my reading. It makes me feel like I've done something with my year, even when I haven't accomplished much, like this year.) Is it still a meme if I'm the only one who does it? Not if you do it, too.

(If you like, you may read my 2012 Book Meme, 2011 Book Meme, 2010 Book Meme and 2009 Book Meme. )

How many books read in 2013?
As usual, I'm not totally sure. I have posted a list of 40 books here, with links to the few reviews I put on LJ/DW. I started to record my reading under my real name on GoodReads, since my friends who know me under my real name on FB seem (very slightly) more inclined to discuss books. But only slightly.

Fiction/Non-Fiction ratio?
33:7. I think this is because I didn't count anything I didn't actually finish, this year. much more, including quotes from the books, under this cutCollapse )

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31 December 2013 @ 10:22 am
All right you guys. I'm sorry. I stopped reviewing books on here as much as I used to. I used to write down my impressions on Saturday nights, right here. (I do nearly all my reading on Saturdays, because of my Jewish observance.) This year, I started recording my impressions in a much briefer way on my real-name Goodreads account. Those hardly qualified as reviews--they were more like reminders to myself. Other people on Goodreads post long, rambly reviews of the kind I used to do here.

I used that Goodreads list, and then checked my record from the public library. There were many books I read that I forgot to record at all, and, there were many books I took out of the library that I never even opened. There were also a few I wasn't sure whether to count, because I didn't read them cover to cover, so I omitted them. Maybe I'll immerse myself in them later. I also linked to any reviews I posted on here--weird which ones I did review.

It was a very weird year for reading.

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28 December 2013 @ 09:22 pm
Long time no see! I have not been posting here. I have also not written any fan fiction since the summer, so I think there's some overlap between my not writing fan fiction and not posting here.

Well. Over the summer I saw this really popular blockbuster movie, and even though it was either the most awesome stupid movie I've ever seen, or the stupidest awesome movie I've ever seen, I really loved it. Now I'm writing a fic for it. This is the first chapter. I might have to do some more edits to it before I post the second chapter, because my Deutschepicker (you can't say that, right?) [personal profile] carolinelamb hasn't checked my German yet. She is the person who told me what the right name for a female!Hermann Gottlieb was, so I gave her beta-credit in advance of her telling me that I don't speak German. I also had help from stasia, rexluscus and [archiveofourown.org profile] FabulaRasa.

This is a WIP but I've already written most of the second chapter, so don't be scared. I mean, okay, be scared, because I'm writing fan fiction for a movie about monsters and giant robots, but I'm going to finish the story.

Big Girl Panties (4733 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/2
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Characters: Newton Geiszler, Hermann Gottlieb, Hannibal Chau, Stacker Pentecost
Additional Tags: Rule 63, Alternate Universe - Always a Different Sex, Pining, Science Bros, Getting Together
Summary:

What if Drs. Geiszler and Gottlieb had been female instead of male?

"I," Hilda Gottlieb said, "am not a dude, and neither are you. We are researchers, not cowboys. It's not a bunker. It's a laboratory."



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24 August 2013 @ 09:47 pm
As you know, I try to take books out of the library when anyone recommends anything to me. (I've done this with movies and TV shows you've recommended, as well--The Hour and The Losers over the summer.) Now I'm trying to join in-person book discussion groups. I've been to one so far, and I had in mind to try a second one. In that situation, it's best to borrow the books rather than buy them.

Especially since I didn't like either of the books that the two groups meeting at the same time on Tuesday are reading. I'll probably go to the comic book one, just because the book was shorter and less painful to finish. It's too bad--I want to meet the people in the second group, but I cannot deal with late Philip Roth.

I have finally laid my hands on Code Name: Verity which I know several people on here said was amazing. I haven't started it yet, though.

Right now I'm reading Lone Wolf and Cub. I'm almost finished with the first volume. Anyone around here read manga? I took a lot of Japanese studies courses in college, which is making this really interesting. At some point, the story just completely jumps the shark, and begins to include increasingly ludicrous feats of baby badassery by the infant Daigoro.

I'm not sorry I bought it, though--two volumes in English translation. I am really interested in the fate of the protagonist, and the dark world of the people he works for as an assassin.

Have you read this one?

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20 August 2013 @ 08:53 pm
I am starting to realize that I have a problem. Whenever I go on Netflix, I get into watching police procedurals. First, I watched most, not all, of the episodes of the original Law and Order. There was amazing acting on that. I really like Richard Brooks--he was the actor who played Jubal Early on the last episode of Firefly. (Which was how I happened to watch Firefly--not a police procedural, but probably the best use of Netflix ever..)

Then I watched most, not all, of the episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. I started to have kind of thing for Vincent D'Onfrio's character Bobby Goren and his interactions with his partner.

Right now, I have Luther playing in another tab. It's actually not very good--it's pretty much having Idris Elba play a British Goren, only a little bit more crazy and scenery-chewing. I mean yes, Idris Elba always looks both beautiful and intelligent, in everything, even when he's a bad guy, like in The Losers. (I got that out of the library.) But here, he's acting very broadly, and so is everyone else. Also, Luther is hideous violent and scary. I don't care, even if I can't suspend disbelief about the acting, scary stuff still scares me.

Let me argue about why I think Luther and Goren are almost the same guy. They're both profilers, both brilliant, and both big men with barely controlled violent tendencies themselves. They even each have a brilliant female nemesis. They're both mission driven and both struggling with mental health stuff. The acting in the first episodes of L&O: CI was great at the beginning, but later it went almost as over the top as Luther. I am disappointed, because I have seen Idris Elba in The Wire, where he was amazing, and in Pacific Rim, where he was excellent, if not as good as in The Wire. Sorry, because I love Pacific Rim, what a fandom. The direction on The Wire must have been really something.

Gertrude Stein said about detective novels that they were soothing. Maybe that's what's been gripping about them for me. I think the best of all of the ones I've consumed over the last half year, which is I think when this all started for me, was the graphic novel series Gotham Central. These were comics set in the city where Batman is an active presence, but about the cops in the who have to deal with super villains (and Batman's mercurial interference.) I liked these so much--the characters were completely absorbing. (Ed Brubaker, a well-known comics writer, was responsible for a lot of the writing.)

I think it's the same thing that makes a lot of fan fiction so compelling--an ensemble cast of characters provides a soap-opera full of changing romantic relationships and friendships, while the tension of the mystery and the grotesque violence creates a framework and a rhythm. The truth is that murder mysteries and crime dramas rob murder and crime of their essential horror. It's possible that this all started for me with Wallander, which I watched thanks to carolinelamb and Tom Hiddleston. Kenneth Branagh plays Wallander as someone who is totally traumatized every time he sees violence or death. That was hard to watch, not soothing, but it reminded me that crime dramas can sometimes provide a framework for excellent acting.

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29 July 2013 @ 10:23 pm
This all came from a post about a dream about Steve Rogers that imkalena made back in April. I had beta-reading from annafugazzi and [archiveofourown.org profile] fabula_rasa. I really needed the beta because I wrote the story sporadically and had to sew it together at the end!

In comics canon, Steve saves Tony from a burning building when he's hitting bottom as an alcoholic. He carries him out of the building in a bridal carry.

The First Time I Went Dancing Sober (5565 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies), Iron Man (Comic), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Carol Danvers, Janet Van Dyne, Stan Lee, Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - No Powers, Ableism, Past Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism
Summary:

Steve Rogers is a great physical therapist who works with sick kids. Tony Stark is a damaged biotech engineering genius who really wants to be one of the good guys.



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05 July 2013 @ 06:44 am
[personal profile] boxofdelights recorded a podfic of one of my stories, Mostly Dead All Day, and it sounds fantastic. The timing is perfect, too--it's a story with a lot of Captain America in it, and she read it on the Fourth of July.



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26 May 2013 @ 12:00 am
Some friends think this series is brilliant, and persuaded me to read the first one.

It's a published fan fic with an extreme Mary Sue as the main character. Laurie King makes the protagonist, Mary Russell: half-Jewish, half-American, from San Francisco, mathematically gifted, and a beautiful, tall, blonde orphan (and heiress.)

It really and truly embarrassed the hell out of me to read the beginning of the book. As the story progressed, I became engrossed in the mystery and enjoyed the plot, which I will not spoil. I am supposing the popularity of the novels lies in their ability to capture some of the plot twists of detection in the originals?

What I wonder is, why? Why make Watson into the bumbling oaf of the Basil Rathbone films, a characterization not really supported, in my opinion, by the ACD canon?

Anyway, I read it and once I got through the exposition, it was painless and even enjoyable in places. Do you like this series? Does it pick up, at all?

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21 May 2013 @ 03:39 pm
I saw this on [personal profile] tree_and_leaf's journal.

I currently have 45 works archived at AO3.

Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 51 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

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I always work from home, so the fact that my city is locked down because of terrorism (OMG WTF) shouldn't make much of a difference. I would be happy if you read this PWP I wrote and let me know if you like it. If you don't like this fandom or don't like this kind of story, just drop me a line to say hi. It's in the same arc as the previous stories I posted and is sort of a Walt Whitman songfic.

(Have you ever read Whitman's poem "Calamus"? Because this was my first time through it and whoa....)

An Example for Lovers (2116 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Flirting, First Time, Songfic, Bisexuality, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot
Series: Part 3 of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Summary:

"Didja ever think," Tony asked, all faux-casual, "That maybe sleeping with me is a, a phase for you?"


"No," Steve said.



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12 April 2013 @ 11:07 am
Wow, thanks! annescriblerian gave me some paid LJ time.

I can get some new icons. I might!
 
 
 
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It took me some time to get to this, because I have other fish to fry. I hope people haven't lost interest! I kept wanting to go back and relate all of Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" from Leaves of Grass to the story of Captain America. This didn't turn into a song fic, but it was a near thing.

More to Me (6696 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Captain America (Movies), Iron Man - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Nick Fury, Batroc the Leaper
Additional Tags: Virgin Steve, First Time, Implied Torture, Kidnapping, Protective Steve, Hurt Tony Stark
Series: Part 2 of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Summary:

What happened after Steve and Tony kissed in that romantic spot on the East River, waiting for the ferry?



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25 March 2013 @ 12:24 pm
I've been working on this idea since Saturday, and I wrote up a draft when I was stuck in the airport earlier this morning. I'm determined to get it into pixels. It's some meta buzzing around my head about time travel, comic books, fan fiction, Passover, and...some other stuff. Just your kind of thing--I know you want to read itCollapse )

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06 March 2013 @ 09:11 am
This is so nice! I asked [tumblr.com profile] fangirlsfeelz for an illustration of the kiss at the end of my story Kissing on the Intarwebs. (Well, she asked for Steve/Tony prompts, and it's a sweet kiss in a romantic place--the Fulton Ferry Landing.)

She drew this lovely black-and-white sketch of Steve kissing Tony in their street clothes, and the Brooklyn Bridge. I love how we see Steve's POV in the drawing.

I realized that I have like, three Tumblr followers at this point and many more friends on here, though you might not all be swept away by Marvel Comics fandom. Still, go take a look! (Also, since I figured out how to do this, I'm [tumblr.com profile] schemingreader on Tumblr, though I am still mostly doing the boring reblogging thing on there.)

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24 February 2013 @ 12:09 pm
Happy Purim! It's today. I didn't participate in the Purimgifts fest, but I did participate in Purim. I'm going to be doing some actual drinking of alcoholic beverages later this afternoon. Maybe. I'm kind of tired and perhaps should stick with tea or coffee.

I have caved and set myself up with a Tumblr. My username is the same as this one. If you have recommendations for things I should follow, lay them on me. I am following a lot of Avengers fandom/Marvel comics stuff, one really dynamite Sherlock Holmes multi-fandom one, plus all the unrelated Tumblrs I was previously following on FB or my RSS feed. (By Holmes-multi-fandom, I mean that the person seems to like all the film and TV versions and the ACD version, and I'm with her on that.)

The best thing I found, that I must rec here, is a fan comic. It's Captain America writing one of those hipster indie autobiographical sketch comics. It's called American Captain. It's MCU!Steve. I totally loved every one of these. I think they are the kind of fan work I would share with my non-fannish friends, because they are so clever and require no fannon to be intelligible.

I started writing another Avengers fic during a lull in my work schedule. Now it looks like that lull is going to be longer than I thought, which is very bad, so I'm trying to fill the time with gig and job hunting again. How long it takes me to finish the fic sort of depends on how efficient I am with my current job stuff. I'm writing this now because there's some pretty serious chaos in my house at this moment... my landlord doing his own plumbing went south in a big way and now we have to have the main shut-off valve to the whole two-family, replaced. The city is coming to deal with it.

I've decided that I love all Avengers stories that feature Bruce Banner dealing with his issues, so here's a bunch of recs for those I collected: Read more...Collapse )

I'm reading a lot of actual comics, too. In addition to checking out all the new Marvel series (and some of the old ones!) and becoming one of the many Fraction & Aja Hawkeye enthusiasts, I am also watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: The Legend of Korra and reading the comics for those series. I've seen a lot of fan art about Lin Beifong, and I finally know who she is! Do you have any favorite fanworks for that series?

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17 February 2013 @ 09:22 am
I don't even know what to say about Ellen Ullman's By Blood. I'd never heard of Ullman until I was catching up on Five Star Friday where she appeared as a header writer. (The blogger there likes to say that each week is "brought to you by" a different writer, usually someone famous and dead, but not always.)

I thought I would read the latest book first, just so that I could be part of the squee, and By Blood came out in 2012. The book is set in San Francisco in the early 1970s, the era of the Zodiac killer and the Patty Hearst trial. The POV character is an unreliable, first-person narrator, and the protagonist is the young woman on whose psychoanalysis he eavesdrops.

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Anyway, the book is brilliant and disturbing and I'm not sure whether you should read it. You decide.

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10 February 2013 @ 09:52 pm
I wrote another fill for avengerkink. rexluscus beta-read--thanks!

Kissing on the Intarwebs (2164 words) by schemingreader
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Characters: Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: First Kiss, Brooklyn, Virgin Steve
Summary:

"I love it when Cap calls it 'the Google,'" Clint said.



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