The Writer They Call Tay
31 May 2015 @ 11:26 am
Title: A Study in Prying
Characters: Q, Mycroft, Sherlock, Old Q, some Q-branch minions
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: A Study in Pink
Pairings: none
Word Count 2, 418
Summary: Trevelyan does some prying at Mycroft's behest, and finds out it's a little more personal than he was told.
Author's notes:Set in the Trio 'verse A short little fic that I randomly finished last night (for some reason I had left it with one paragraph to go, so I went 'hey, I should probably write that paragraph'). Set during A Study in Pink. I wanted to do something in the Trio verse during Series 1, as I hadn't covered any of that yet.

Q is not Q yet, and is therefore called 'Trevelyan' throughout. However, Old Q is also there, and is called Q throughout. I realized this may be troublesome, but I couldn't figure out a better way to do it. I picture Old Q being Scottish, if that's helpful to anyone's mental images.

Much of John's backstory is speculation on my part.

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The Writer They Call Tay
29 May 2015 @ 10:57 pm
As I mentioned recently, the plot bunnies are running wild, so it seemed like a good time to do this meme again:

Post a fragment from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick).

Unedited, please don't judge. Contents may be subject to change.

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The Writer They Call Tay
28 May 2015 @ 06:09 pm
These sorts of memes are good for when my brain is busy with plots.

Give me the name of a character I write or have written, and I'll tell you:

- what's their favourite item of clothing/jewelry
- what do they do when they can't sleep
- what would they impulse buy at the grocery store
- what kind of comments did they get on their school report cards
- what’s their coffee order
- what sort of apps would they have on their smartphone
- how do they act around children
- what would they watch on tv when they’re bored and nothing they really like is on

OCs and AU versions are welcome as always.


Previously, I've only done Q of the Trio 'verse. Feel free to ask for more than one character. For people not alive during smartphone eras, I'll answer hypothetically.

Putting this here to make it quicker for me to reply:

 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
24 May 2015 @ 08:02 pm
Please send help. The plot bunnies are attacking from all directions and I can't concentrate on any of them because my brain keeps going to the others. We were working on daemon!fic, bunnies. It was cute. We were moving along really well. There was tea and small children. Why are we jumping through eras and fandoms?

I mean, don't leave me. But just...form a queue?
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
20 May 2015 @ 10:42 pm
More random crossover memeage. Because I can.

Choose 10 characters...
1.Peggy Carter (MCU)
2. Pepper Potts (MCU)
3. Howard Stark (MCU)
4. Merlin (Merlin)
5. Martin Crieff (Cabin Pressure)
6. Alec Thornton (Sherlock)
7. Harry Dresden (Dresden Files TV)
8. Q [Trevelyan Holmes] (Skyfall/Sherlock)
9. Edwin Jarvis (MCU)
10. Sarah Sawyer (Sherlock)

Answer these questions...

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The Writer They Call Tay
18 May 2015 @ 09:55 pm
The worst part of writing daemon fic is how many daemons you have to find for otherwise minor characters. Which means you have to semi-develop those characters to see what daemon they might have.

On the other hand, you get to develop characters and give them daemons, so...that's nice. But I'm not sure it's a good use of my time to spend twenty minutes giving the Stark family gardener a daemon.

Her name is Carmel and she's a rose-breasted grosbeak, if you're interested.

I've got the cook, the gardener, and the Vice President of Stark Industries in the 70s. So, a very productive day, I think.
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
Title: The Virtues of Being Useful (4/4)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, Anna Jarvis, Abraham Erskine, some OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: alcohol use, references to antisemitism, swearing, era appropriate but not necessarily PC views and terms
Spoilers: Backstory for both Agent Carter and Captain America: The First Avenger, set before both
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 3,811
Summary: Edwin Jarvis arrives in America to start a new life, with a new wife, in New York, and attempts to find his footing with a very interesting new employer.
Author's notes: Last part!

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

Do you have any idea what it"s like to know how to do something that is impossible and not be able to do it because it"s impossible?Collapse )
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
Title: The Virtues of Being Useful (3/4)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, Anna Jarvis, Abraham Erskine, some OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: alcohol use, references to antisemitism, swearing, era appropriate but not necessarily PC views and terms
Spoilers: Backstory for both Agent Carter and Captain America: The First Avenger, set before both
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 4,478
Summary: Edwin Jarvis arrives in America to start a new life, with a new wife, in New York, and attempts to find his footing with a very interesting new employer.
Author's notes: So much headcanon...

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR

By the end of the first week, they had food in the pantry, work for the both of them, new clothing, and a beautiful roof over their heads.Collapse )
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
Title: The Virtues of Being Useful (2/4)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, Anna Jarvis, Abraham Erskine, some OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: alcohol use, references to antisemitism, swearing, era appropriate but not necessarily PC views and terms
Spoilers: Backstory for both Agent Carter and Captain America: The First Avenger, set before both
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 6,187
Summary: Edwin Jarvis arrives in America to start a new life, with a new wife, in New York, and attempts to find his footing with a very interesting new employer.
Author's notes: This part is on the long side, but the other two are shorter, so it all balances out.

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR

Whoa, okay, I know I"m not the tidiest guy but throwing shoes at me is a bit harsh, Jarvis.Collapse )
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
Title: The Virtues of Being Useful (1/4)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, Anna Jarvis, Abraham Erskine, some OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: alcohol use, references to antisemitism, swearing, era appropriate but not necessarily PC views and terms
Spoilers: Backstory for both Agent Carter and Captain America: The First Avenger, set before both
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 5,329
Summary: Edwin Jarvis arrives in America to start a new life, with a new wife, in New York, and attempts to find his footing with a very interesting new employer.
Author's notes: I was really interested in doing something about the first days of Jarvis working for Howard, and his adjustment period then. It's basically all headcanon, but I've tried to fold in what we know from the MCU. I've also tried very hard to keep it historically accurate, and canon to the MCU timeline, but that is a very fuzzy timeline, so I've tried to make as much sense of it as I could. I've set it in June 1941, as that seemed the most likely given events of that year both real and fictional.

When I started writing, there wasn't a Series Two for Agent Carter announced, and this very well may be AU'd into oblivion, but I'd written too much by that point, so I'm going with it.

Thanks as always to joonscribble for her headcanon thoughts and nattering with me.

Also apologies for my Hungarian. I did my best with an extremely complicated language.


PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR

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