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thescarletwoman: Check your email. See new project!
rose_whispers: ...you're going to get me into this fandom no matter what, aren't you? And using fic writing and my subsequent betaing for you to start the muse, eh?
thescarletwoman: *paaaaaaaaaaause* Would I ever do a thing like that? *halo*
*insert laughter here*

So, yes. Switching gears and now presenting Torchwood!fic. And I swear, this time? I'm going to do the whole thing. Why, no, that's not an insanely loud Jack Harkness muse sitting on my shoulder, why do you ask?

*edits table to fit in LJ layout*

fanfic100's Big Damn Table
FANDOM: Torchwood
PAIRING: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones

001.Beginnings. 002.Middles. 003.Ends. 004.Insides.
005.Outsides. 006.Hours. 007.Days. 008.Weeks.
009.Months. 010.Years. 011.Red. 012.Orange.
013.Yellow. 014.Green. 015.Blue. 016.Purple.
017.Brown. 018.Black. 019.White. 020.Colourless.
021.Friends. 022.Enemies. 023.Lovers. 024.Family.
025.Strangers. 026.Teammates. 027.Parents. 028.Children.
029.Birth. 030.Death. 031.Sunrise. 032.Sunset.
033.Too Much. 034.Not Enough. 035.Sixth Sense. 036.Smell.
037.Sound. 038.Touch. 039.Taste. 040.Sight.
041.Shapes. 042.Triangle. 043.Square. 044.Circle.
045.Moon. 046.Star. 047.Heart. 048.Diamond.
049.Club. 050.Spade. 051.Water. 052.Fire.
053.Earth. 054.Air. 055.Spirit. 056.Breakfast.
057.Lunch. 058.Dinner. 059.Food. 060.Drink.
061.Winter. 062.Spring. 063.Summer. 064.Fall.
065.Passing. 066.Rain. 067.Snow. 068.Lightening.
069.Thunder. 070.Storm. 071.Broken. 072.Fixed.
073.Light. 074.Dark. 075.Shade. 076.Who?
077.What? 078.Where? 079.When? 080.Why?
081.How? 082.If. 083.And. 084.He.
085.She. 086.Choices. 087.Life. 088.School.
089.Work. 090.Home. 091.Birthday. 092.Christmas.
093.Thanksgiving. 094.Independence. 095.New Year. 096.Writer‘s Choice.
097.Writer‘s Choice. 098.Writer‘s Choice. 099.Writer‘s Choice. 100.Writer‘s Choice.
mood swings:: creativecreative
Mutterings of a Music History Major
27 February 2020 @ 11:15 pm
I figured it was high time I actually did one of these. I'm not going back and doing the HP ones. Sorry. Find them in the tags if you want to.

I am moving away from HP and I'm very happy in my Whoniverse and plan on staying here for a goodly long while.

  • Of Calculations and Birthdays | Jack/Ianto; Owen/Snark; Ianto/Coffee | PG-13
    So, how does one go about figuring out the birth date of the immortal man?

  • Of Future Pasts and Past Futures | Jack/Ianto | PG-13
    Jack is used to his past coming back to haunt him. But when hemakes an appearance, Jack never expected it to affect him so much. -- ending to Trace Memory

  • Kiss Today Goodbye [wip] | Jack/Ianto | PG-13 to NC-17
    Some things aren't always what they seem and a little faith goes a long way. -- CoE fix-it fic
    Part One | Part Two

  • Holding to the Ground [complete] | Jack/Ianto | Hard R/Bordering on NC-17
    Jack has never dealt with grief well and this is no exception. Running away from all of his responsibilities, he leaves Gwen alone to try to rebuild the crumbling Torchwood. Jack travells the world until something pulls him back to Cardiff -- to discover something he never thought possible. The only problem is he needs the Doctor's help, and who knows when he'll return again?
    Part One | Part Two | Part Three
mood swings:: productiveproductive
Mutterings of a Music History Major
Title: What the Great Captain America Keeps in His Belt -- or Why Nick Fury Will Strangle One Tony Stark
Author: thescarletwoman
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 2800
Summary: Once Tony discovers what Steve keeps in the pockets of his suit, he's determined to put one other thing in there. For emergencies only, of course.
Notes: written for the lovely halfspell
Outside Link: read on AO3

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Mutterings of a Music History Major
08 August 2012 @ 12:10 pm
So, yeah. I haven't been around these parts in... well... I'm not really looking at my calendar for when the last time I posted. Life has been crazy but good.

I also may have found a new fandom. Though I'm primarily writing my own things right now, this one took hold and wouldn't let go. Thus... have a cute little drabble from me!

Title: Warmth
Author: thescarletwoman
Pairing: Tony/Steve
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 550
Originally Posted: http://tehstarkman.tumblr.com/post/28958539816/warmth-drabble (AKA, feel free to reblog or like it there!)

The first time Tony sleeps with Steve, it’s completely by accident. There’s no sex and there’s no groping in the middle of the night. Instead they fall asleep on the sofa during a movie marathon, wrapped around each other as the DVD menu plays all night long. Tony only realises they fell asleep when he wakes the next morning with a crick in his neck and the arm of the sofa poking into his foot.

It isn’t until later that he realises he slept through the entire night without waking.

He thinks it’s a fluke. Besides, every now and again, he has nights where he sleeps… though usually it’s after a night of binge drinking or sheer exhaustion after a string of sleepless nights. He dismisses the rare night as a pleasant surprise and doesn’t think of it again. At least, he doesn’t until he and Steve fall asleep on the couch together a week later. Again, he sleeps through the night. Perhaps maybe there is something to Steve and Tony’s new-found ability to sleep comfortably through the night. He doesn’t tell Steve, though, of this miraculous discovery. Not when this relationship (or whatever it is they have) is just starting. He doesn’t want to fuck this up — doesn’t want to make it weird between them before they even have a chance to begin. He also doesn’t want Steve to sleep with him because of some sense of duty.

He wants Steve to sleep with him because Steve wants to. Because he wants to wrap his arms around Tony or use his reactor as a reading lamp. Or just because Steve wants to talk all night long, interspersing words with kisses and caresses.

By the time winter hits, they have moved into one room together. Their first time (and many other times) have happened and any sleepless nights are because Steve’s stamina is endless and Tony wants desperately to keep up with him. Even after all these months, however, Tony still hasn’t realized the secret to his restful nights. He wishes he knew so he could pass the secret on to Steve when he wakes in the middle of the night, covered in sweat and staring wide-eyed up at the ceiling. Tony hasn’t learned how to rid Steve of his nightmares the way Steve has slowly erased Afghanistan from his subconscious. When Steve thrashes, Tony holds him close and reminds him that it’s 2012 and not 1942. When he shivers, Tony warms him as best as he’s able to with his shit circulation (thanks to the arc reactor) and, with his body, reminds Steve that he isn’t encased in ice.

It’s sometime in January when Steve is called away for a few nights to run a SHIELD mission. With Steve gone, Tony doesn’t sleep. He winds up down in the garage, tinkering until the wee hours of the morning when he finally passes out, covered with a blanket by a thoughtful Dummy.

Only when Steve returns a week later and Tony is wrapped around him so tightly there isn’t a bit of space between them does Tony realize why Steve is the key to his restful nights.

With Steve around — Tony has finally found warmth.
mood swings:: chipperchipper
Mutterings of a Music History Major
14 July 2011 @ 05:52 pm
So tonight, I head with my folks to the Midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2.

There's a part of me that cannot get over that in a little over six hours, I'll be sitting in the theatre as the lights dim and the film begins. I've dedicated so much of my life to this fandom and the books... and soon the last one will be airing.

It's hard to believe.

So, for now, the folks and I will finish watching HP7.1 in our re-watch of the films. I'm sad I didn't get to do my re-read before tonight, but without having ebooks it was hard to do so. Alas.

To those of you going to showings tonight, enjoy them. It's been an amazing ride and we always will have our fandom even as the films usher in the final chapter.

But for now, I leave you with this:

7 books, 3407 pages, 1 million words. 8 movies, 1179 minutes. 14YearsHarryPotter
Mutterings of a Music History Major
09 July 2011 @ 10:04 am
Wow. So appears I haven't posted in this thing for... a while. Sorry, guess this is what happens when RL takes over, eh?

In bullet points:
* I'm back from the UK and missing it like crazy. I had the absolute time of my LIFE, mind, but I miss it and all my friends back there. Not that I'm upset being home, mind. I just wish England wasn't separated by a big-ass ocean
* Am working this summer! I'm working at a law firm here in Erie. HUZZAH. And it's also a PAID internship which is really rare to get. So that's been sucking my soul for the past month.

All in all, I'm doing good. Have a birthday coming up on monday (turning 27. ugh). But otherwise, doing good.

Before you ask, I have not watched Torchwood yet. I will eventually, but I'm not rushing out to watch it. I have a LOT of personal reasons on that front. So... maybe one day you guys will get my episode reviews.

How has life been for you guys? I feel horrible that I haven't been able to keep up lately. ;_;
Mutterings of a Music History Major
30 April 2011 @ 11:38 pm
Do You Like To Write?

Like to write? Love Classic Who, New Who, Sarah Jane Adventures and/or Torchwood? Great! There is a new challenge, called whoverse_las, where you write a fanfic of at least 100 words every two weeks based on a different prompt and where all pairings, including slash, is allowed! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?

This. This is how I am forcing myself to get back into writing. ♥ With my being rusty right now, I don't want to jump back into my WIP or a sequel to one fic I have planned. So... we will start with this and prompts and forcing myself to write. Thus, I'll let you know when stuff is posted! ♥
Mutterings of a Music History Major
03 April 2011 @ 03:22 pm
It's hard to believe I've already been here in London for three months. Damn. Where has the time gone?

Needless to say my semester is done for and, outside of a 3 week internship, I'm done with classes until the fall. It's a fantastic feeling... and means that, for the next while, I only have work to concentrate on. I really want to get back to things fandom-wise after all this time. I know I keep saying that (*shifty*) but there's always been something hanging over my head and made it impossible to actually have any creative juices.

But I feel re-charged at long last. Completely and totally recharged.

I can't say that the whole of this semester has been easy, though. I loved (most) of my classes, but my course-mates were a bit shit. Unfortunately. And we won't go into the place I was staying for the first three months. Let's just say the people were utterly and completely bat-shit. Started out great and about two weeks ago I was told I had to move out because they were going on holiday and had to be out ASAP.

This was told to me on the eve before my Corporations exam and three days after my purse was stolen while I was out with friends. And yes, I lost everything: keys, wallet, camera, passport... yeah. It sucked. So between finals, having to replace everything in my life (and dealing with not having any sort of ID in a foreign country), and having to find a new place to live that didn't cost me an arm and a leg... I had a stressful few weeks.

Now, however, I'm living in Notting Hill and absolutely LOVING it beyond belief. I live a block away from Portabello road and am determined to walk the market once a week. My internship is with a barrister and I've spent the past week in Croydon Crown Court sitting on the benches with the barristers and talking cases with them. And they LISTEN to me when I talk. Life is, at last, good.

And for the first time in about two years? I feel the desire to write. Things for ME. So I have some fics about to be uploaded to my iPad so I can work on them while I travel down to court.

Mutterings of a Music History Major
06 March 2011 @ 06:21 pm
Right. So more tie-in books were just announced today and I find myself getting more and more pissed off about things as it comes down the pike. I'm also tired of having to explain to people that the fact that Ianto's dead and not coming back is not the reason why I'm not looking forward to Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Unpopular opinions ahead.

I have a LOT of reasons.

One of which is my own, and something I don't want to/am not really allowed to talk about. Sorry to be the douche who says that, but still. X)

One of the other reasons has to do with the shift in production staff. I'm sorry, but I like Ray's designs and of what I've seen of fan production shots? I'm really pissed off about the coat. Like, a lot. But that's the costumer/cosplayer in me.

Another of the reasons is that the American cast is beginning to outweigh the British cast. I don't like it being set in the US. The heart and soul of Torchwood is in the UK and is in Cardiff. That's where it will always exist for me.

But the main reason why I'm upset about this is the change in tone of the series. Series one and two were all about the camp. It was fun SciFi that didn't take itself too seriously. It was just fun. You watched it, there were some real nail-biter episodes, but at the end of the day, the team stood together as they beat the bad guys/aliens/bad things/whatever. They may have been bruised and beaten, but they were together.

Maybe that's just me, but I don't want realism in my SciFi. SciFi is meant to be my escape. I'm a law student who is specialising in criminal law/international law. I spend my days reading about rape, torture, war crimes, murder, etc. At the end of the day, I want to come home, put my feet up and escape somewhere else. I don't want to turn on Torchwood and see the same world I just left behind in my law books. I want the fantasy. I want the team that survives against the odds and are together at the end of the day even if they shouldn't.

I don't want to watch a show where I'm afraid to start liking any of the characters for fear they're going to die off as soon as I like them. This doesn't apply to Ianto. It applies to Tosh and Owen as well. It applies to Rhys (who I'm certain has a big-ole Bullseye painted on his forehead right now). I want to be able to root for the good guys and know they'll be there at the end of the day and I can celebrate their victory.

That's why I'm not looking forward to Miracle Day. I will watch it for John and for Jack -- because I need to know. But if I can't stand it after an episode, I will turn it off with the knowledge that the Torchwood I know and love died a valliant death after the second series. I'll have the audio books and the tie-in novels and the radio plays to keep me company. And know that whatever comes after this point is no longer Torchwood, but this show that masquerades as it by being this high drama with a bit of SciFi thrown in as an afterthought.

I'm not turning off comments on this so I'm hoping there will be civility in the comments. Feel free to agree or disagree with me but be civil about it.
mood swings:: disappointeddisappointed
music that's playing:: Doctor Who 3x12
Mutterings of a Music History Major
02 February 2011 @ 11:12 am
*dusts off LJ*

Er... hai? X)

Here's a wave from the other side of the pond. The first month of being here was absolutely hectic and jet-lagged filled and I'm just now starting to feel like I can put my head above the water. Really, it's taken this long.

I'm both loving it and absolutely miserable here. Loving being in the city as it's one of the few places in the world where I really feel like I'm HOME. I have a couple amazing opportunities coming up (just waiting on a few emails) and the SFX weekender is this weekend. YAY!

Also cool? I was at Tony Lee's wedding last week. He said I'm allowed to brag that I was there -- so here it is. Bragging. *g*

But as for miserable -- this wasn't the programme they told us about. THe Pace London Law programme is billed as "Study abroad at UCL for a semester". When, in actuality, it's "Pace rents out these five rooms from UCL for use during the semester and you get to study in the UK when really you're with all Pace students and, sorry, all your faculty is from Queen Mary not UCL but pay us insane amounts of money anyway!"

Yeah, it's not cool. I'm stuck with 15 other Pace students (and included in there are a few non-Pace students) all of whom seem to know each other and, consequently, leave me out in the cold. Thankfully I have my friends here of the Whoniverse variety.

I'm actually... writing again. Maybe I'll finish that one Fix-It fic that I haven't touched in... *cough* almost two years. *hides*

So yeah. I'll try to get pictures up, and whatnot soon. It's just been a rather depressing first month here. Don't get me wrong, I'm THRILLED to be back in London. Really, I am. It's just the people I'm with that really, really suck.

WELL. How is everyone else!? I MISS AND LOVE YOU! ♥♥♥

ETA: also. There are some of you on here who know me by my real name. If that's the case and you use twitter? Let me know what it is because I'm on that more often than naught. I'm sorry that I'm limiting it to those who know me IRL (or that know my real name) as it's a lot more personal information on there. And, given the whole law school thing, for the next couple of years I really need to keep fandom and RL separate. ♥