The Writer They Call Tay
16 December 2014 @ 12:27 pm
Me: All right, so, I'd like to get this story done before Christmas, and maybe this one and this one during the holiday season, and then these ones aren't seasonal, so I'll leave those until later unless I get something I need to write down. Okay?
Brain: Yep, sounds good.
Me: Good, so that's the plan and we'll stick to that.
Brain: Yep, totally.
Me: Excellent, so I'll just open up the the first story and we can--
Brain: You know what would be a good story?
Me: No, we're working on this story.
Brain: But, what about a story where--
Me: This story.
Brain: New AUs!
Me: No.
Brain: Children!
Me: No!
Brain: You know who we haven't given a daemon to yet...
Me: I hate you.
The Writer They Call Tay
11 December 2014 @ 12:06 pm
Title: Reunion
Author: awanderingbard
Character(s)/pairings: Steve, Jaqueline Falsworth-Crichton, a slew of OCS
Fandom and/or Prompt: Captain America/MCU
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Warnings: generalized spoilers for the MCU, a bit of angst, a larger bit of a fluff
Disclaimer: I do not own any of these characters, I just like to take them out to play.
Summary: Steve is invited to the 14th Annual Howling Commandos Family Reunion, which turns out to be a bit more overwhelming than he'd expected.
Author's Notes: Inspired by a post on tumblr quite a while back about the Howling Commandos being a big extended family and having reunions and such. I took a bit of comic book canon for Jacqueline, but mostly messed about with it to suit my purposes, including putting her in the generation after the one she canonically exists in.

Written for consci_fan_mo and hosted there.

And now, Steve was awake to join in.
The Writer They Call Tay
09 December 2014 @ 10:49 pm
Title: Visit
Characters: John, Sherlock, Jasmine (OC), daemons
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: recovery from a serious wound, mentions of PTSD symptoms
Spoilers: none
Pairings: none
Word Count 2, 565
Summary: As John and Subira do their physio to aid recovery from John's gunshot wound, Sherlock and Tzophiya drop in to be semi-comforting.
Author's notes: Follows directly after Vigil.

This is tentatively part one of a short series of oneshots of John's recovery in hospital as his friends visit and help him recover. I have a few others mapped out, so we'll see how it goes. It also stands on it's own, so there won't be any cliffhangers either way.

Knowledge of His Dark Materials is not required. All that's necessary to know is that, in this world, humans' souls live outside of their bodies in the form of animals. There's an excellent primer here.

For reference: Subira (a dwarf mongoose), Tzophiya (a grey lourie), Benvolio (a river otter).

Sherlock's not a witch.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
07 December 2014 @ 10:57 pm
Just some more daemons natter. I've gathered the supporting players from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into one post and organized them by Superhero Friend.

Iron ManCollapse )

ThorCollapse )

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The Writer They Call Tay
05 December 2014 @ 11:13 pm
Taking a break from the sudden influx of story ideas (help, the bunnies are taking over!) to do a headcanon meme, because those are good for a busy brain.

Give me the name of a character I write or have written and I'll tell you:
- What they are like when they're drunk
- If they have any tattoos/scars/birthmarks
- What frivolous thing makes them really happy
- What stupid thing makes them really annoyed
- Special skills (languages they speak, instruments they play, etc)
- Prized possession(s)
- Medical conditions (allergies, injuries, chronic complaints, etc.)
- Comfort food/activity/object

OCS and AUs welcome, as always. Feel free to ask for a couple of characters.

Previously I have done Q, Sherlock, and Mycroft Holmes, Bruce Banner and Demi, and Harry Dresden.

Putting this here to make it easier to respond from my iPad if necessary:

The Writer They Call Tay
03 December 2014 @ 11:56 pm
Last year, I thought finding Christmas presents for the Holmes brothers was hard, but it turns out finding Christmas presents for superheros is about as, or possibly even more difficult.

And I still may need to find presents for the Holmes brothers this year, too.
The Writer They Call Tay
03 December 2014 @ 12:49 am
Things Tay Has Googled for Stories Recently:

1940's gas prices
WWII knitting
Norse holidays
how to end a formal letter
how much allowance for 8 year old
costa coffee
new york to malibu by train
how to grow a beard
restaurant bathroom requirements
how to say grandma in Lithuanian
Lutheran Christmas traditions
70s slang
Hanukkah 2019
when did men stop wearing hats
tetris history
french philosophy quotes
gwyneth paltrow height
party dresses for short people

That was all within the month of November. I feel like I should do a monthly round up of Googling just to see what new madness I have come up with, and how much of my research ever gets used.
The Writer They Call Tay
30 November 2014 @ 10:13 am
Couple of PSAs for people who might not yet know.

First, both sadly and happily, the final episode of Cabin Pressure will be transmitted on Dec 23rd and repeated on the 24th, at 6PM GMT. You can listen live, or stream it from the iPlayer website after it's put up. BBC Radio is never geo-locked, so you can legally listen anywhere in the world.

John Finnemore mentioned that if you'd started on the 29th, you could do a sort of CP Advent calendar of listening to an already aired episode per day and it would put you right in time to have finished for the finale. He's also doing daily CP facts per episode per day on his (amazing) blog

Second order of business: consci_fan_mo begins tomorrow.

The Concise Science-Fiction and Fantasy Month was created to be an antidote to NanoWrimo. All stories have to be concise--between 100 and 2,000 words--and must contain a science fiction or fantasy theme. Fandoms are welcome, as are original works, and any fandom may be used so long as it contains one of those elements (Doctor Who, Merlin, etc), is crossed over with a fandom that contains one of those elements (Sherlock/Dresden Files, Cabin Pressure/The Avengers, etc), or has one of those elements added (daemons au, time travel au, etc.). Lyric/Quote, photo, and fandom prompts are here and will continued to be accepted until Dec 7th. You don't need to write from a prompt and the same prompt can be written by multiple people, there's no need to claim.

I've done it for the past two years and it's a lot of fun and brings out a lot of great original fic as well as creative, sometimes crazy fandom fic. All are welcome to come along and play!
The Writer They Call Tay
27 November 2014 @ 10:07 pm
First off, Happy American Thanksgiving, Americans who celebrate. Hope you enjoy your food and sales and football.

Secondly, I finally--finally--got around to seeing Iron Man 3 tonight. The combo of headaches and my brother's very strong dislike after he'd seen it put it low on my list. But I saw it and enjoyed it. Now I am caught up with presently available on home video Marvel movies.

Some further not very earth shattering thoughtsCollapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
26 November 2014 @ 01:19 am
Give me the name of a character that I write or have written, and I'll give you 3-5 things I associate with that character—items they might own, clothes they might wear, decor in their living spaces, colours or music that suits them, images that remind me of them, facts from my head canon, etc.

Feel free to ask for more than one character. OCs and AU versions welcome.