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Doing this meme again! (Because [personal profile] lost_spook is and I am easily led or something :P)

Give me a character/pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.

Wild West
Coffee Shop
Fantasy/Fairy Tale
. . . In SPACE!!

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I was reading an Angela Brazil book the other day - you, know, as you do, who doesn't read 1920s girl's books? (I was on a train for five hours and they're free on project gutenberg, don't judge :P). Anyway, Angela Brazil does have a tendency to rather sentimental friendships, and to fancy names for her heroines, which combined, from a modern perspective, spectacularly in the following paragraphs:

She admired Lesbia, much as a boy would, for her pretty hair, her dainty movements, and the general Celtic glamour that hung about her; she behaved, indeed, more like a youth in love than an ordinary schoolgirl chum. Her large soulful eyes would gaze at her idol during classes as if she were composing sonnets, and she haunted her round the school till the girls christened her "Lesbia's shadow".
"She's queer, of course, but in a way she's rather a sport," declared Kathleen, discussing the new-comer in the cloakroom.
"Yes, she's certainly queer. She never does anything in the least like anybody else," agreed Ermie Hall.

I know, I know, language evolves, and generally I can take the sentimentalism in stride, but the magnificent combination of a heroine named Lesbia and an admirer described as 'a youth in love' and 'queer' in the space of five lines really made me giggle.

Side note, the names, oh goodness! I'm sure there's another Lesbia as a supporting character somewhere, but then as heroines you have Winona, Aldred, Rona, Ingred and Quenrede, Merle, Raymonde (and actually all her friends deserve a mention: Fauvette, Morvyth, Aveline, and Ardiune, if you please! There's the comparatively normal Katherine and Valentine, but still), and more I'm sure. She will occasionally drop to a Peggy or Patty or Mildred for the lead, but even then there's sure to be fancy names among the supporting characters. (I've always suspected Angela Brazil to be one of the people Elinor Brent-Dyer was gently mocking when she had Joey give her characters fancy names in her first attempt at writing).
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Title: Baking at Beckfoot
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 2092 words
Content notes: Set just before 'Winter Holiday'.
Author notes: This started out inspired by the new movie missing all Susan's awesomeness and claiming she can't bake yes I am that petty but grew rather longer than I was expecting!
Summary: In which the Swallows and Amazons celebrate Susan's birthday, a cake is baked, and a Christmas tree gets a lucky reprieve.

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Title: Rhyming
Fandom: Anthropomorfic Words
Rating: G
Length: 721 words
Content notes: For the 'lever' challenge at fan-flashworks. Also for the 'language/translation' sqaure on my trope bingo card (I think. I guess it counts?)
Author notes: While trying to figure out what to do with this prompt, I started thinking about how "lever" has two pronunciations, and... this happened.
Summary: Lever receives two invitations.

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Borrowing another meme from [personal profile] lost_spook !

Give me a fandom and I'll tell you

the character I least understand
interactions I enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing I dislike about my fave character
one thing I like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character I wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed
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So, in the light of the recent LJ kerfuffle about their updated TOS, and several people and comms moving to an only or primarily Dreamwidth mode, I decided to make an account here too. Don't worry, I don't intend to vanish from LJ! But if nothing else, it's always good to have a back-up I think... And since Dreamwidth enables automatic crossposting (which I am testing with this post), I'll be using that to keep everything on both sites up-to-date.

Now, in the spirit of 'different website, same elen', a meme borrowed as ever from [personal profile] lost_spook!

Send me two characters or more (pairing or otherwise) and a prompt number and I’ll write a ficlet:

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Title: Animagi
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Length: 640 words
Content notes: Marauders era.
Author notes: For the 'Dog' challenge at fan-flashworks. Also for the 'transformations' square of my trope-bingo card.
Summary: “‘What if you end up canaries? What if you end up goldfish?’” Sirius quoted mockingly, with a laughing look at Remus. “Told it you would be fine, didn’t I?”

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Title: Night at the 'George'
Fandom: The Red House Mystery - A. A. Milne
Rating: PG
Length: 973 words
Content notes: set very near the end of the book, so slightly spoilery - though the solution of the actual mystery isn't mentioned.
Author notes: Did you know that A. A. Milne (yes, Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne) wrote a detective novel? And that it is 1. good, 2. really funny, 3. slashable to an almost ridiculous extent, and 4. freely available on Project Gutenberg? Well, now you do :) For the 'confession' challenge at fan-flashworks. Also for the free square in my trope_bingo card, using 'sharing a bed' (canonically. See point 3 above!).
Summary: Antony is not revealing his conclusions about the case, no matter how much Bill asks - but he does have one confession to make.

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Title: Catch More Flies
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV)
Rating: G
Length: 721 words
Content notes: set during season 2, before "Blood at the Wheel".
Author notes: For the 'honey' challenge at fan_flashworks. Also for my trope_bingo "fluff" square - this is pretty much pure fluff. I have no regrets ;)
Summary: “Well, you know the saying, ‘you catch more flies with honey than vinegar’,” Phryne replied teasingly. “And I can be very persuasive.”

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Title: Haunted House
Fandom: Pretty Little Liars
Rating: G
Content notes: Made using screencaps from here. Edited in GIMP.
Author notes: Also fills the "Haunted House" square in my trope bingo card.
Summary: Five icons from the Season 2 Halloween special.

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Title: Home Is
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Rating: G
Length: 970 words
Content notes: Written for amy_fortuna for the Every Woman 2016 exchange (June 2016).
Author notes: thanks to ysse_writes for betaing! :)
Summary: "Aravis had thought, as she carefully re-read her letters before sending them, that she had managed to keep her moments of homesickness well hidden."

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Title: Bal Masqué
Fandom: El Tiempo Entre Costuras (TV)
Rating: G
Length: 2898 palabras / 2841 words
Content notes: Versiones en español e inglés. Para [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks. También para el casillero "AU: cuento de hadas o mito" de mi tarjeta de trope_bingo. / Spanish and English versions. For the "Ball" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks. Also for the "AU: Fairy tale or Myth" square of my trope_bingo card.
Author notes: No soy de España, así que si notan americanismos (sobre todo en el diálogo), se agradecen correcciones! Lo mismo para la puntuación del diálogo, estoy demasiado acostumbrada al estilo inglés últimamente. / I'm not from Spain, so if you spot any Latin Americanisms (especially in dialogue), corrections are welcome! Same for the dialogue punctuation, I'm too used to the English style lately.
Summary: En un baile de máscaras, Félix conoce a un misterioso extraño. / At a masked ball, Felix meets a mysterious stranger.

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