The Writer They Call Tay
24 April 2015 @ 07:57 pm
Reviving this because...reasons.

Give me the name of a character and I'll tell you the following about their daemon:

Major Personality Traits:
How he/she sleeps:
How he/she travels with his/her human:
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest:
Favourite forms before he/she settled:
What his/her voice sounds like:

I can probably come up with a daemon if it's for a character I haven't yet given one to (if you can find one!). Feel free to ask for more than one character.
The Writer They Call Tay
23 April 2015 @ 02:09 pm
Me: This story is really long. Maybe I should see if I can cut some of it out.
Me: *edits, checks word count again*
Me: Okay, so I've gotten rid of 12 words.
Me: Yeah, that should be fine.

In other news, a tumblr blog I follow had a link to Homestyler, which is an online, fairly easy-to-use floorplan builder, for any other people out there who like to create sets for their characters to exist in, or are trying to figure out a complicated layout.
The Writer They Call Tay
20 April 2015 @ 02:22 pm
Title: Setting a Precedent
Characters: Sherlock, Abby, Gladstone, John
Rating: G
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: none
Pairings: none
Word Count 3,012
Summary: Sherlock keeps Abby busy so John can finish a column, and does his best to answer her questions about fish, belly buttons, mermaids, and the moon.
Author's notes: Set in the Abby 'verse.

According to the timeline I had to make to stop confusing myself, Abby Watson was born on April 20, 2015. So, in honour of this, have the fluffiest of fluff. This stemmed entirely out of a random snippet of conversation I had in my head between Sherlock and Abby, which I tried to work into three or four different fics, before just letting it run wild on its own and seeing what happened. Which is fluff. Fluffy fluff. I was also inspired by a few tumblr and reddit posts involving questions and kids. I thought Sherlock would be good with fielding those sorts of questions.

Overall, Sherlock found childcare very up and down.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
18 April 2015 @ 10:27 am
Title: Reunion
Characters: Steve Rogers, Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton, a slew of OCs
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: Generalized Captain America spoilers
Pairings: None, aside from a few mentions of the Commandos and their partners
Word Count 6,429
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, but rather heartwarming, too.
Author's notes: This is an expansion of the fic I wrote for consci_fan_mo in December. That fic makes the beginning of this one, and then I added on the rest now that I'm not limited by word count.

At the time I started writing this, the only Commandos we knew about were the ones in the original Captain America film, and to save myself a lot of trouble, I've elected not to fold in the ones we've learned of thanks to Agent Carter. Also, I'm not clear on whether Steve met those Commandos or not. To make things easier on myself and not have to come up with a billion surnames, Steve refers to each descendent by the family they come from (any descendent of Gabe is a 'Jones', any of Jacques is a 'Dernier', etc), even though I know there would be a ton of other surnames going by now.

Inspired by a post on tumblr quite a while back about the Howling Commandos being a big extended family and having reunions and such. It's here, though I sort of went off in my own direction with it. I wanted something with Bucky, but it got too long and would have been tacked on, so I've left it as is.

And now, Steve was awake to join in.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
Unexpected side effect of researching for Agent Carter fic: discovering I actually look quite nice in victory rolls and a Gibson tuck.

I may have to change my time travel plans. I've always thought Regency fashion would suit me, but perhaps I should go to the 1940's instead.
The Writer They Call Tay
15 April 2015 @ 07:36 pm
I've come to the conclusion that it's just easier for me to create a potentially non-canon Anna Jarvis than to keep trying to write around her for scenes she really should be in. To help me build her up, I did the old 'Ship Meme'.

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The Writer They Call Tay
14 April 2015 @ 07:35 pm
Hello, all! Welcome to another edition of 'over-thinking fandom stuff'!

I'm trying to hash out exactly how Edwin and Anna Jarvis got together. I thought I had a pretty good idea, but when I checked the Marvel Cinematic wiki, which is usually pretty on top of collecting all the canon in the 'verse, it didn't jive with how I remembered things. Then I looked again, and it had been edited and now seemed closer to what I had assumed. So, now I'm a little confused, and I'm wondering if anyone else has any thoughts on the matter. It's not terribly vital, but I keep dancing around it and I'd like to be able to be a little more solid when mentioning it in fic.

I've only seen each episode once and don't have access to watch them again at the moment, so I've had to work on memory alone.

Spoilers and Speculation.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
11 April 2015 @ 01:09 pm
Title: Silver Screen
Characters: Tony, Steve, Natasha, Thor, Clint, Bruce, J.A.R.V.I.S
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: Swearing, hints of bittersweet/angst here and there
Spoilers: Most of the MCU, including some references to Agent Carter (no plot stuff)
Pairings: References to Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, and past Bruce/Betty Ross
Word Count 3,971
Summary: Tony gives Steve a firm education in the glories of movie musicals made after he was frozen, Thor an education in movie musicals period, and kicks off the Avengers Movie Night to Educate Aliens and Time Traveling Super Soldiers.
Author's notes: No idea how or if this will fit into the MCU 'verse, but my original version of this idea was AU'd once already, so I'm putting this version up before another movie comes along to do the same.

Knowledge of Singin' in the Rain is probably helpful, but not necessary to understanding, I don't think. As is general knowledge of old movies.

Largely fluff and silliness, but there's some discussion of Bucky in here that adds some angst.

I'm sorry for all the fics of late, I'm in that spot where everything I've been working on gets done at the same time.

No, please tell me they never made a serial about me.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
09 April 2015 @ 12:22 pm
Title: Visit (Mrs Hudson
Characters: Mrs Hudson, John, Jasmine (OC), dæmons
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: some mild sexual content (discussion of romance novels), depression, wounds
Spoilers: References to all three Series.
Pairings: none
Word Count 3,255
Summary: Mrs Hudson finally makes it into the hospital to visit John, just in time to provide a little bit of comfort.
Author's notes: Fourth part of the Visit Series following after Sherlock, Molly, and Lestrade's visits.

The 'music' Jasmine plays for John is this sort of thing. Music with binaural beats and a certain number of hertz is believed to help with pain relief.

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), Carwyn (a raven), Benvolio (a river otter).

I don"t much fancy being sick, me.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
07 April 2015 @ 07:30 pm
Haven't done this one in a bit, and my brain is in needed of memeage, so here we go. Hopefully there's characters left out there to play. I've got some new ones since I did this one the last time, I think. :-)

Give me the name of a character I write or have written and I'll tell you:
-What they smell like
-How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc)
-What music they enjoy
-How much time they spend getting ready every morning
-Their favourite thing to collect
-Their family (siblings, parents, extended, etc.)
-A weird/obscure fear they have
-A secret skill

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

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

In the past I have done: Anderson, Mummy Holmes, Arthur Shappey, Kevin Ryan, Molly Hooper, Sarah Sawyer, Abby Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Q, Tony Stark (and Demira), John Watson, Alec Thornton, Siger Holmes, Steve Rogers (and Issie), and Sherlock Holmes.