(she lives between pages)
New Pacific Rim Stand-Alone: One-Week Rule

Title: One-Week Rule

Pairing: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb; appearances by ensemble cast

Rating: R / NC-17 [NSFW]

Word Count: 5,200

Notes: This isn’t a fusion, not precisely, but it borrows a concept from a novel I loved growing up. In The Westing Game, you have a situation in which the residents of a condominium tower start using the lift/elevator as a community bulletin board. Over time, genuine notices and invitations and lost-item flyers degenerate into people ragging on each other and having conversations. As you can imagine, it didn’t take much for me to wonder what this happening with the Shatterdome lift/elevator might look like. This is intended as humor, but there’s also some serious content (given that it’s set in the weeks leading up to Raleigh’s arrival, the battles, and immediate aftermath). You do not need to have read The Westing Game to understand what’s going on in this story. All my thanks to mystradedoodles and bowlingforgerbils for beta-reading; this was going to be my Mini-Bang entry, but I decided the AU I’m working on will be better suited to the purpose.

Summary: Somebody’s got a stick up his theoretical vortex. Starting this off with a bang?

(Read it @ AO3)

(Read it @ LJ)

Reblog if you think fanfiction is a legitimate form of creative writing.

…did you even have to ask? *raises an eyebrow*

Did I really say yesterday morning that there are no more one-shots I need to write before I start writing Anthology ‘verse ficlets? I seem to have inadvertently lied. Since last night, I’ve produced two pages of notes on an AU, which is something that absolutely never happens to me (AUs never happen to me, I mean; two pages of notes happen to me often). I’m determined to keep it a surprise, although one of you knows what it is because you were with me when the idea fell on my head yesterday afternoon. If I can finish it before the Mini-Bang deadline, maybe I’ll yank my initial submission and turn this in instead.

(Yep, the AU will be better illustration fodder for the Bang.  I’m pulling the original entry and sending this instead; it’ll be done by May 1st, no question.  Change of plans.)

biohazardgirl:

irisbleufic:

biohazardgirl:

Trying to keep track of where and what Newt’s tattoos are during various points during your story

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…been there, done that. Yes. Emphatically *facepalm*

It’s hard because we only know from canon that the right sleeve is Yamarashi, who attacked and…

I actually found it easier given that we only know the location of Yamarashi (left sleeve, according to the film scene in the lift and also according to the wiki page) from canon, as it permits the writer leeway to place any others already existingand to add new ones wherever Newt pleases in the circumstances at hand.  What’s hard is, as you say, sifting your own text in order to remind yourself what went where; I had to do that multiple times across 106k when referring back to the location of a given tattoo was necessary (and 15k is not much easier, especially if you’ve already mapped the canvas of his body in detail!)

biohazardgirl:

Trying to keep track of where and what Newt’s tattoos are during various points during your story 

image

…been there, done that.  Yes.  Emphatically *facepalm*

motellights:

weird and insignificant good omens question that could probably be answered by me flipping through the book:

when crowley’s superiors contact him via technology….who is it that he’s actually talking to? maybe hastur or ligur? it can’t be beelzebub right cause he doesn’t buzz (or is that just bc he’s talking thru freddie mercury or whoever’s voice?). it doesn’t seem right for it to be Satan. so is it just some random demon?

Dagon, Lord of the Files, names himself during one of the transmissions.  So I assume it’s Dagon broadcasting the messages.  I’ve developed a real soft spot for the old bastard.

whitmans-kiss:

i just want to express my love for everyone in this shatterdome
the feeling is mutual, my friend

And I should add an amendment: there are some amazing people who I got to know a little better literally right after I submitted this who should by all rights be on the list (bravinto, mystradedoodles, demonicsymphony…)  The list in the memo is really a fossilized representation of the people I met in December and January; if you’re someone to whom I regularly speak now because we met via PR fandom, consider yourself on it ♥

whitmans-kiss:

i just want to express my love for everyone in this shatterdome

the feeling is mutual, my friend

And I should add an amendment: there are some amazing people who I got to know a little better literally right after I submitted this who should by all rights be on the list (bravinto, mystradedoodles, demonicsymphony…)  The list in the memo is really a fossilized representation of the people I met in December and January; if you’re someone to whom I regularly speak now because we met via PR fandom, consider yourself on it

What's your favorite GO art?
Anonymous

My favorite artists in Good Omens fandom are eldanis, thecojsz, seji, allonsyblue, cissyswonderland, linnpuzzle, tarteauxfraises, kaytara-art, and elizakaze.  Definitely have a look at their blogs and deviantArt accounts!

THIS IS YOUR ANTHOLOGY-ART-WANTING ANON HNNNG PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR SHAMELESSLY USING THIS TO THANK ALL THE ARTISTS DRAWING FOR IT NOW OMGGGG THAT KISS /IS DEAD
Anonymous

No problem at all, anon—I’m going to do just that, too, and use this opportunity to thank them all again, too!  So that you’ll have no trouble finding the art from now on, I’ve set up this tag for all of my reblogs.  If you click that, you’ll see all of the art to date (and all future art, as I’ll continue to tag the reblogs with that).  Anthology is a difficult thing for people to tag in the wider sea of Tumblr (because, obviously, people blog about all kinds of anthologies; also, my username is tricky, too, because some people tag it irisbleufic and others tag it as just irisbleu, with the former of the two being easiest/my preference, if I think about it), so I hope that setting up this specific tag on my own blog for reblogging everything I find will probably prove the best solution!  You’re adorable; your capslock made me grin through this morning’s haze ♥  I did a lot of shots last night.  A lot.

mystradedoodles:

Um… Hermann & Newt Selfie #3 (from Anthology by irisbleu) - (1 is here.) 

I don’t have words for this one.(And I’m sure you can see why!)

mystradedoodles:

Um… Hermann & Newt Selfie #3 (from Anthology by irisbleu) - (1 is here.) 

I don’t have words for this one.

(And I’m sure you can see why!)

Things like this have a way of coming through on the most frustrating work-days imaginable.  Anon, whoever you are, you are loved ♥  Thank you.

Things like this have a way of coming through on the most frustrating work-days imaginable.  Anon, whoever you are, you are loved ♥  Thank you.

mystradedoodles:

Plane selfie #1(from Anthology by irisbleu) - Newt totally printed out photos later as polaroid style hardcopies like the closet hipster he is. 

Because Newt did, in fact, print every photo from that trip.  Polaroid-style is perfect!  This series of drawings is going to kill me.  Thank you so, so much.

mystradedoodles:

Plane selfie #1(from Anthology by irisbleu) - Newt totally printed out photos later as polaroid style hardcopies like the closet hipster he is. 

Because Newt did, in fact, print every photo from that trip. Polaroid-style is perfect! This series of drawings is going to kill me. Thank you so, so much.

trekgirl1:

irisbleufic:

*startled, relieved blink* 

(Do you ever get uneasy about the final scene toward which you’re building, maybe doubt that it’ll work, but then you get there and it just lands like it was waiting fully formed?  Oh, boys.  Thank you for not being difficult, what when that’s what you nearly always are.)

I find this entire post intriguing and cannot wait to read.

You’ll have a little while to wait, unfortunatelyit’s for a fic-and-art fest that doesn’t go live until the end of May *apologetic grin*  This draft has been more stop-and-start mischievous than most of my other recent projects, hence the commentary.  Having till the end of April to tweak will be welcome.  I marvel at the stubbornness of the characters I can’t help but love.

*startled, relieved blink* 

(Do you ever get uneasy about the final scene toward which you’re building, maybe doubt that it’ll work, but then you get there and it just lands like it was waiting fully formed?  Oh, boys.  Thank you for not being difficult, what when that’s what you nearly always are.)

why don't you write rimming? strange question, I know.
Anonymous

Thanks for a fascinating question, anon. I actually do have an answer for this, and it’s an answer that’s applicable to any permutation of Why don’t [I] write X? where X is just about any sexual act in which you have not seen any of my pairings engage. There are several different answers, and that will vary depending on the pairing and the act. In some cases, it’s because the pairing in question has not yet tried it; in others, it’s because they have, but I’ve just decided not to write about it; in still more, it’s because it’s not a kink I imagine that pairing to have (therefore, they don’t do it). In the case of rimming, the answer happens to be the same for all of my pairings that immediately come to mind: it’s not a particular kink I see them as having or an act in which I easily imagine them engaging. Characterization drives what acts I imagine any of my given pairings prefer (rather than, say, my own kinks or readers’ kinks, the latter of which I can’t know and to which I wouldn’t cater even if I didbecause there’s no guarantee that my kinks or your kinks would be the characters’ kinks).  It might interest you to know, however, that Aziraphale and Crowley in CoT would be the most likely to try it (given their recent adventurousness in the realm of shibari).

squeeful said: I get strangely fascinated because various sex acts are more prevalent in differing fandoms and I end up doing a weird study of them and characterizations.

I’ve noticed this, too, at least as a reader as well as a writer in the fandoms in which I participate!  If you ever publish your findings, as it were, please send me a link.