raven: (vorkosigan - creepy planetary conquest)
So I'm still working on the five things fics and lists, but here are the ones I've got so far:

-for [personal profile] hannah, Five best eyebrow raising scenes from the Vorkosigan saga;

-for [personal profile] soupytwist, Five times Carlos surprised Cecil (wild dreams of a new beginning);

-for [personal profile] thingswithwings, five friends Carlos makes in Night Vale (also at the AO3);

-for [personal profile] hedda62, five weather reports from Vorbarr Sultana (with apologies to Night Vale public radio);

-for [personal profile] silverhare, five favourite flights of Arthur Shappey.

In other news - entire day in court, and achieved precisely zilch. Sigh. Although counsel was very nice, and was the first person to join the dots together and offer fortnight-in-advance congratulations on my qualification! So that was nice. (I mean - I am super-conflicted, and to be honest kind of depressed about the whole thing, but, hell. It was nice of him.)
raven: black and white street sign: "Hobbs Lane" (quatermass - hobbs end)
Life, currently utterly unmitigated awful; then something happened this evening that tipped it over from "awful, awful, godawful" to "awful; also a sitcom about it would be a viable prospect".

So, that's something.

Yesterday some of you gave me some fic prompts and I wrote a few of them:

-The Middleman, accidental-baby-acquisition;

-Deep Space Nine, Garak and Bashir, truth or dare;

-Call The Midwife, also truth or dare;

-Cabin Pressure, pretending to be married.

edited to add: another Cabin Pressure, forced to share a bed.

Anyone else for anything else? Give me a fandom and prompt if you would like a snippet; I don't promise to write every single one, but I will try.
raven: text: "shut absolutely up" (cabin pressure - shut up)
I wrote this one for the kinkmeme, but it took a life of its own, rather.

fic:: changing planes
by Raven
3000w, Cabin Pressure, gen, ensemble. Some lives Martin Crieff doesn't lead, and the one that, at first reluctantly and now willingly, he's learning to live.

missing )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
So [personal profile] tau_sigma came to stay last night we mulled wine, got drunk on it and then ate pretty much a whole salmon, a whole apple pie, and brandy cream and cranberry-brie filo parcels, because of my recent realisation that you can eat Christmas food whenever you like - and then we got up this morning so so so very early and got the first fast train to London. Because hi, guess who had tickets to the season 4 recordings of Cabin Pressure! THIS GIRL. I later found out that there were around 200 seats available, and there had been 17,000 applicants for them, and was very grateful I hadn't listened to my initial irrational urge to stay in bed.

It actually all went very smoothly - we got the train with plenty of time, were able to walk to RADA from King's Cross, and it was sunny and bright and so warm you could do without gloves. When we got there around tennish (for a half twelve start), a couple of nice stewards stamped our tickets and said, why don't you go away and come back at twelve, now your tickets have been stamped you're definitely getting in. If that's so, I said, what are all these people queueing for? I don't know, he said: they never usually do!

I never did figure out what they were queueing for. [personal profile] tau_sigma and I went to Pret and had coffee and chatted in the warm, and got back just in time to go in and sit in the bar that had been advertised as "absolutely packed" and wasn't at all. Because some people get tickets and then don't turn up, they give away more than they have room so all seats are filled up in the audience, but it means some people with tickets get turned away. I actually like the casual aspect of it all - the tickets are free, you're advised upfront not to travel long distances for them, and we did see some people come up to the door, hear it was full, go "eh, breakfast time then" and wander off.

Of course the studio audience are put on their honour not to write about the episodes on the internet before broadcast! But given that - ah, Cabin Pressure, it is wonderful, and the recordings were wonderful, the actors and the audience were wonderful. It was a back-to-back recording of episodes 3 and 4 of season 4 (V and W), and they ran through them in one go and then did retakes of anything that needed retakes, and from my perspective the most impressive part was that John Finnemore, who does, y'know, act in the series, added a few lines by hand to each episode script and they were done at the end.

And it was delightful! So quiet and casual and hilarious and delightful! I guess if Radio 4 is about anything it's creating total brilliance out of nothing but talent and intelligence and bad puns. The whole audience was in stitches. The two episodes were rather different from the first three series episodes, but that is all I can say about it, I think. They were very good, and will make people other than me very happy!

And the thing is I am not an actor, I've never acted and I don't know much about acting as a craft, but I do know that if you're just wearing street clothes in a small space at a mic, with no scenery or colour and you have your script still in one hand and you're in front of a studio audience who have been primed to laugh by an hour of situation comedy, and you still stand up and bring the audience to a tense pin-drop silence with your few lines of dialogue - yeah. The cast were spectacular. I still have a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch when he's ginger and giggly and couldn't look less like Sherlock if he tried, it turns out - it's the charisma of the man. And Roger Allam and Stephanie Cole and ah, the guest stars, whom I can't talk about either! So good.

Afterwards we filed out into the late afternoon and nearly ran into Stephanie Cole, but were too scared to go and speak to her, and went back to KX very happily. Hurrah for Cabin Pressure! I think I absolutely must go and see things being recorded again - it is such a gentle, joyful day's project.

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raven: text: "shut absolutely up" (cabin pressure - shut up)
So [personal profile] tau_sigma came to stay last night we mulled wine, got drunk on it and then ate pretty much a whole salmon, a whole apple pie, and brandy cream and cranberry-brie filo parcels, because of my recent realisation that you can eat Christmas food whenever you like - and then we got up this morning so so so very early and got the first fast train to London. Because hi, guess who had tickets to the season 4 recordings of Cabin Pressure! THIS GIRL. I later found out that there were around 200 seats available, and there had been 17,000 applicants for them, and was very grateful I hadn't listened to my initial irrational urge to stay in bed.

It actually all went very smoothly - we got the train with plenty of time, were able to walk to RADA from King's Cross, and it was sunny and bright and so warm you could do without gloves. When we got there around tennish (for a half twelve start), a couple of nice stewards stamped our tickets and said, why don't you go away and come back at twelve, now your tickets have been stamped you're definitely getting in. If that's so, I said, what are all these people queueing for? I don't know, he said: they never usually do!

I never did figure out what they were queueing for. [personal profile] tau_sigma and I went to Pret and had coffee and chatted in the warm, and got back just in time to go in and sit in the bar that had been advertised as "absolutely packed" and wasn't at all. Because some people get tickets and then don't turn up, they give away more than they have room so all seats are filled up in the audience, but it means some people with tickets get turned away. I actually like the casual aspect of it all - the tickets are free, you're advised upfront not to travel long distances for them, and we did see some people come up to the door, hear it was full, go "eh, breakfast time then" and wander off.

Of course the studio audience are put on their honour not to write about the episodes on the internet before broadcast! But given that - ah, Cabin Pressure, it is wonderful, and the recordings were wonderful, the actors and the audience were wonderful. It was a back-to-back recording of episodes 3 and 4 of season 4 (V and W), and they ran through them in one go and then did retakes of anything that needed retakes, and from my perspective the most impressive part was that John Finnemore, who does, y'know, act in the series, added a few lines by hand to each episode script and they were done at the end.

And it was delightful! So quiet and casual and hilarious and delightful! I guess if Radio 4 is about anything it's creating total brilliance out of nothing but talent and intelligence and bad puns. The whole audience was in stitches. The two episodes were rather different from the first three series episodes, but that is all I can say about it, I think. They were very good, and will make people other than me very happy!

And the thing is I am not an actor, I've never acted and I don't know much about acting as a craft, but I do know that if you're just wearing street clothes in a small space at a mic, with no scenery or colour and you have your script still in one hand and you're in front of a studio audience who have been primed to laugh by an hour of situation comedy, and you still stand up and bring the audience to a tense pin-drop silence with your few lines of dialogue - yeah. The cast were spectacular. I still have a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch when he's ginger and giggly and couldn't look less like Sherlock if he tried, it turns out - it's the charisma of the man. And Roger Allam and Stephanie Cole and ah, the guest stars, whom I can't talk about either! So good.

Afterwards we filed out into the late afternoon and nearly ran into Stephanie Cole, but were too scared to go and speak to her, and went back to KX very happily. Hurrah for Cabin Pressure! I think I absolutely must go and see things being recorded again - it is such a gentle, joyful day's project.
raven: white text on green and yellow background: "ten points from Gryffindor for destroying my soul" (sbp - destroying my soul)
Soup and writing fanfic really do make everything better. Still can't seem to sleep though. The next batch:

for [personal profile] avendya, Vorkosigan apocalypse fic (mostly Miles and Ekaterin)

for [personal profile] musesfool, Sirius/Remus, amnesia (oh OTP of my heart, etc.)

for [livejournal.com profile] avanti_90, Aral and Alys, historical AU

for [livejournal.com profile] doomlizard, Cabin Pressure, Martin, Douglas and Carolyn and accidental-baby-acquisition

Again, they vary in length from drabbles to full-length stories.

Vaguely relatedly, at least to the Simon-and-Alys-visit-the-Planet-of-the-Indians story in the last post, [personal profile] forthwritten now thinks I should write a whole novel about INDIANS IN SPAAAAACE.

(Quite my favourite things about week-before-last's Doctor Who was the INDIANS IN SPACE.) Everything is better with extra Indians. I mean, have you met Indians. We're hilarious.

We're pretty cool though.

(spaaaaaaace)
raven: text: "hello, Starbucks, Irish sea" (cabin pressure - starbucks)
Unbetaed kink meme fill, but I didn't want to leave this any longer so I could at least have something of a present for [livejournal.com profile] tau_sigma. Happy birthday, darling!

(Apparently there's nothing I can't write a Star Trek AU of? This is Cabin Pressure in a Star Trek AU. Yeah.)

Fic:: A Short History of Aviation
by Raven
5000w, Cabin Pressure, Star Trek AU, gen. All Martin ever wants to do is fly. Four failed sublight qualification attempts, a murderous asteroid field and the world's cheeriest empath make this a little more difficult than he'd like.

shields up )
raven: text: "hello, Starbucks, Irish sea" (cabin pressure - starbucks)
As I am dashing off to Paris tomorrow (not by air!), I think I am just going to post this and run. (Kink meme fill, you guys! Kink memes always do bring out the embarrassing idfic worst in me. But as I have posted this on the AO3 under my own name I think I may as well just put it here and then leave the country.)

fic:: only the margin to write on now
by Raven
1000w, gen, Cabin Pressure, Carolyn & ensemble, for this kinkmeme prompt.

it was a closed adoption )
raven: text: "hello, Starbucks, Irish sea" (cabin pressure - starbucks)
So [livejournal.com profile] tau_sigma got me listening to this, then cheerfully looked on while I fell in love with it, and then looked over this little story for me.

Fic:: Flight Plan
by Raven
PG-13, Cabin Pressure, gen. "My point is," Douglas goes on, "if you force us to ditch this plane in the north Atlantic, which is currently thirty-five thousand feet below us at a temperature only barely above the freezing point of water, then I want you to know exactly what it is you're doing."

seven five zero zero )

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