mayhap: straw goat drinking coffee with text yule goat (yule goat)
This year I wrote Ea-Nasir Tablet RPF for [personal profile] jjhunter for Yuletide:

Say to Them (2604 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ea-nasir Tablet RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ea-Nasir, Nanni, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Correspondence, Legal Documents, 5 Things
Summary:

Five undiscovered texts pertaining to the life of Ea-Nasir.



You may have heard of the Ea-Nasir tablet, which went a bit viral on reddit, tumblr, etc, a while back. It's instantly relatable: the ur-customer service complaint, if you will.

At one point while I was working on this story I joked that I was living the classic stress dream wherein you realize that you have a final research paper due in a class that you have never attended. That was basically how I ended up approaching it—as I was looking up stuff about the world of Ea-Nasir, I kept coming across great stuff that I wanted to work into my story somehow, which in turn led me to look up other things, and so on. Pretty early on I settled on doing a 5 Things fic, with five different scribes and five different texts, with Ea-Nasir's direct response to Nanni's tablet at the center, and at the last minute I went through and annotated a bunch of things for the edification and enjoyment of my readers.

Incidentally, [livejournal.com profile] coercedbynutmeg, the entrepôt where Ea-Nasir acquired the copper that Nanni wrote him an angry letter about was none other than Bahrain.
mayhap: animated gif of yule log burning (yule log)
An Ass's Headgear (1335 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Inspector Alleyn Mysteries - Ngaio Marsh
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Roderick Alleyn
Additional Tags: Stealth Crossover, Humor, Backstory
Summary:

Police Constable Alleyn runs into difficulties on Boat Race Night.



This was my main assignment! It may be the least stealthy crossover with the Stealth Crossover tag, but I really enjoyed writing it and I'm so glad that people enjoyed reading it.

The Artist's Model (2475 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jack and Jill - Louisa May Alcott
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: Jack Minot/Ralph Evans
Characters: Jack Minot, Ralph Evans
Additional Tags: Hand Jobs, Frottage, Yuleporn, Yuletide Treat, Age Difference
Summary:

Jack is always eager to lend a friend a hand any way he can.



I also wrote a treat, because I could not resist the siren song of debauching extremely wholesome children's literature! Jack and Jill is more of a deep cut from Louisa May Alcott's œuvre, but I loved it when I was a kid and I thought it held up well on reread, too.

Also I can now thank [archiveofourown.org profile] mattador by name for writing for me!
mayhap: animated gif of yule log burning (yule log)
So it turned out that what I really wanted to write for Yuletide this year was explicit kinky f/f for extremely innocent childhood books. It's slightly specific.

Mary Anne Takes Charge (3816 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Baby-Sitters Club - Ann M. Martin
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mary Anne Spier/Kristy Thomas
Characters: Mary Anne Spier, Kristy Thomas
Additional Tags: Consensual Kink, Light Dom/sub, Obedience, Foot Massage, Oral Sex, Sex Toys, Yuleporn
Summary: Kristy and I have an arrangement.

This was my main assignment. [personal profile] something_ignites left a nicely open "Any" prompt for the BSC which came in porn and non-porn versions, the former of which was "I am really excited to see what people come up with when I prompt them to write the filthiest dirtiest BSC fanfic they can think of that they'd still personally find sexy." I totally loved responding this prompt, although I don't know how it worked for [personal profile] something_ignites since I haven't had a response from them yet. I'm a huge multishipper in fandom, but Kristy/Mary Anne is definitely my original and truest of BSC OTPs.

Fruit of Nights and Flower of Days (1661 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Emma Jane Perkins/Rebecca Rowena Randall
Characters: Rebecca Rowena Randall, Emma Jane Perkins
Additional Tags: Sexual Roleplay, Bondage, Marking, Established Relationship, Yuletide Treat, Yuleporn
Summary: Rebecca never stopped “acting out” stories with Emma Jane, but she has relocated them to their bedroom.

I wrote this treat for [personal profile] alixtii because I desperately wanted it to exist and there were no takers the last two years running, so I figured that this year I would just write it myself.

It turns out that not a lot of people seem to know Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm? This surprises me, since it's basically the American Anne of Green Gables—or rather, to be honest, Anne is the Canadian Rebecca, although there are a lot more/better Anne sequels, which might have something to do with it. Still, I'm very pleased with it.
mayhap: animated gif of yule log burning (yule log)
It's Yuletide Reveals Day, which some people celebrate as New Year's Day, and thus I can reveal that I wrote fic for My Heartbeat, which is a Prinz Honor YA novel with a rather unusual premise—in a way, it's kind of a love triangle among Ellen, her older brother Link, and Link's inseparable best friend James, and how her relationship with the two of them plays out over the course of their senior year in high school, starting when Ellen asks her brother a question that he very much does not want to talk about.

Happily Ever Aftering (3419 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: My Heartbeat - Garret Freymann-Weyr
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ellen McConnell & Link McConnell, Link McConnell/Original Male Character
Characters: Ellen McConnell, Link McConnell
Additional Tags: Christmas, Coming Out, Sibling Bonding
Summary:

Ellen is still learning how to know her brother.



The thing I had never written before, incidentally, was a canon character/original character pairing, but as I was thinking about what kind of future story I might write about Ellen and Link, I kept coming back to the idea of Link bringing his boyfriend home for Christmas, which meant that I was going to have to invent a boyfriend for him. (I'd also never written Christmas fic for Yuletide either, but again, it seemed right.)

Also I love it when my Yuletide source is available as an audiobook. Especially when that audiobook is actually just a little over three hours, and you can listen to that audiobook repeatedly when you still haven't quite decided what to write yet. My writing soundtrack was the music from Camelot, as ended up being reflected in the title, because happily ever aftering is an ongoing process.
mayhap: (girls kissing)
This is my first story for my kink bingo card, for "writing on the body", and that isn't even on any of the lines I was going to do, so I guess it's my free space.

Like Juno's Swans by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
As You Like It. Celia/Rosalind. R. 1,224 words.
Written for [community profile] kink_bingo (kink: writing on the body). 'Lying prone, as if in supplication before the great god Hypnos whose worship no man can abjure long, Rosalind displayed the fine white planes of her shoulders and back to great advantage, which put Celia in mind of a fine jest.'

The bed which Ganymede shared rustically with his sister Aliena in their rude rented cottage was not so grand as that the cousins Rosalind and Celia had occupied in their proper persons at court. )
mayhap: Kate in her I heart Hawkeye shirt (I ♥ Hawkeye)
Yay, it's Yuletide reveals time! This year I wrote Hawkeye/Hawkeye (Clint Barton/Kate Bishop) for [personal profile] bendingwind.

This was my first time writing fic in a mainstream Western comics universe, which was exciting and intimidating. If you are a habitual procrastinator who frets about canon details, there is always another title that you could pick up for research purposes. Not that this is entirely bad; I read some entertaining stuff this way!

Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye comic is absolutely one of the most exciting comics being published right now: it's stylish, it's witty, it's action-filled, it's sweet, it's purple. It's very, very purple. Everyone should check it out! (Don't let the above make it sound like getting into it would be a tedious research project; it's actually very self-contained and self-explanatory in a self-aware way. It was only when I started writing that I felt like I had to know all these things.)

Five Times Two Hawkeyes Talked About Sex (and the First Time They Did It) (3584 words) by mayhap
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics), Marvel 616
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Kate Bishop, Kate Bishop/Tommy Shepherd, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Kate Bishop
Summary:

Clint Barton is Hawkeye. Kate Bishop is also Hawkeye. Why does this have to be so complicated?

mayhap: Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole in Becket (Becket)
This is my birthday present to you all, but particularly to Bevy, to whom I have owed it for so long now that George R. R. Martin is actually doing better than me in terms of delivering ASoIaF material as promised, which is unacceptable, so it's getting posted today!

This is pretty much just porn. And, uh, I leaned pretty heavily on the Wiki of Ice and Fire for my fake history, because there's a lot of it to keep track of. (You may find the previous two sentences contradictory, but this is pretty much how my mind works.)

Forgotten by Morning
A Song of Ice and Fire. Robert Baratheon/Ned Stark. NC-17. 2,509 words.
I’m about to get fucked by Robert Baratheon, Ned thought dizzily. Afterward I can compare notes with half the beddable women in Westeros.

Eddard Stark fell to his knees like they’d been cut out from under him. )
mayhap: Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole in Becket (Becket)
This is my birthday present to you all, but particularly to Bevy, to whom I have owed it for so long now that George R. R. Martin is actually doing better than me in terms of delivering ASoIaF material as promised, which is unacceptable, so it's getting posted today!

This is pretty much just porn. And, uh, I leaned pretty heavily on the Wiki of Ice and Fire for my fake history, because there's a lot of it to keep track of. (You may find the previous two sentences contradictory, but this is pretty much how my mind works.)

Forgotten by Morning
A Song of Ice and Fire. Robert Baratheon/Ned Stark. NC-17. 2,509 words.
I’m about to get fucked by Robert Baratheon, Ned thought dizzily. Afterward I can compare notes with half the beddable women in Westeros.

Eddard Stark fell to his knees like they’d been cut out from under him. )
mayhap: boy with his head in his hand (Ordinary Jack)
This year I wrote Bagthorpes v. Zombies for [livejournal.com profile] adaptationdecay!

The Bagthorpe Saga has been bruited about in Yuletide nominations before (I even requested it one year, without having previously thought about it at all, and I think my optional details were something completely unhelpful like "Anything at all!!!! You could crossover with Doctor Who?"), but I wound up being the first person to actually write it. This was kind of awesome, because I got readers who had forgotten and/or thought they had hallucinated these books until they came across my story, and anything that raises the profile of the Bagthorpes is awesome in my book.

The books are shamefully out of print; even the reissues of the first four books that Oxford University Press did in 2005 when Helen Cresswell died seem to have fallen back out of print, although the excellent audiobooks persist on Audible. You can look for them at your local library, or, if they have discarded their copies, pick up ex-library copies in good condition cheaply on Abebooks or similar.

I adore these books; they relate the saga of an English family comprised nearly entirely of eccentrics and mostly of self-proclaimed geniuses, who are at least quite bright and distinctly self-absorbed. Life at the Bagthorpe house largely takes place on the continuum bounded by "barely controlled chaos" and "utter chaos", all omnisciently narrated with a comedic touch that I would not hesitate to compare with the Master himself (P. G. Wodehouse). So naturally I couldn't resist adding some zombies to the mix.

For this I can only partly blame my lovely recipient, who wrote me delightful, discursive prompts that could be held up as a model to all Yuletiders everywhere. As soon as the assignment landed in my inbox, though, the Bagthorpes promptly crossed with a suggestion from a prompt Gyo Fujikawa's A to Z Picture Book, wherein Z is for Zombie (and Y is for Yuletide!) and thus this hybrid plot bunny was born.

It grew into a brain-devouring monster, overran my estimates several times, and finally swelled to 7,000 words before the approaching deadline prompted me to forcibly put a cap on it (which is almost twice as long as my next-longest Yuletide story!).

If you like zombies, but aren't certain how you feel about Bagthorpes, it is the sort of story I think can be read by any interested parties, due to extensive pastiche of character and narrative asides that are hopefully both amusing and informative.
mayhap: hennaed hands, writing (Default)
This year I wrote Bagthorpes v. Zombies for [livejournal.com profile] adaptationdecay!

The Bagthorpe Saga has been bruited about in Yuletide nominations before (I even requested it one year, without having previously thought about it at all, and I think my optional details were something completely unhelpful like "Anything at all!!!! You could crossover with Doctor Who?"), but I wound up being the first person to actually write it. This was kind of awesome, because I got readers who had forgotten and/or thought they had hallucinated these books until they came across my story, and anything that raises the profile of the Bagthorpes is awesome in my book.

The books are shamefully out of print; even the reissues of the first four books that Oxford University Press did in 2005 when Helen Cresswell died seem to have fallen back out of print, although the excellent audiobooks persist on Audible. You can look for them at your local library, or, if they have discarded their copies, pick up ex-library copies in good condition cheaply on Abebooks or similar.

I adore these books; they relate the saga of an English family comprised nearly entirely of eccentrics and mostly of self-proclaimed geniuses, who are at least quite bright and distinctly self-absorbed. Life at the Bagthorpe house largely takes place on the continuum bounded by "barely controlled chaos" and "utter chaos", all omnisciently narrated with a comedic touch that I would not hesitate to compare with the Master himself (P. G. Wodehouse). So naturally I couldn't resist adding some zombies to the mix.

For this I can only partly blame my lovely recipient, who wrote me delightful, discursive prompts that could be held up as a model to all Yuletiders everywhere. As soon as the assignment landed in my inbox, though, the Bagthorpes promptly crossed with a suggestion from a prompt Gyo Fujikawa's A to Z Picture Book, wherein Z is for Zombie (and Y is for Yuletide!) and thus this hybrid plot bunny was born.

It grew into a brain-devouring monster, overran my estimates several times, and finally swelled to 7,000 words before the approaching deadline prompted me to forcibly put a cap on it (which is almost twice as long as my next-longest Yuletide story!).

If you like zombies, but aren't certain how you feel about Bagthorpes, it is the sort of story I think can be read by any interested parties, due to extensive pastiche of character and narrative asides that are hopefully both amusing and informative.
mayhap: hennaed hands, writing (Default)
Today was my first day back at work after Christmas, four days flat on my back with the cold somebody gave me for Christmas, and New Year's. I listened to my seven-hour backlog of Global News podcasts from the BBC World Service in reverse chronological order and they began and ended with the top story that Laurent Gbagbo was refusing to step down despite international pressure, so that was a bit timey-wimey.

I wrote The Magicians this year for [livejournal.com profile] treewishes for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide! I like that all four of us who wrote in the fandom did female character-centric stories: mine is a Julia story, and there are two perfect Alices, one inter and one post, and a Jane Chatwin story that is also, appropriately, rather timey-wimey.

Impractical Exercises for Not-So-Young Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. T/PG-13. 1,254 words. Eliot, Julia.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] treewishes for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide.
The future is in the cards.

Eliot was the one who found her, was the one who had the idea of drafting her to come to Fillory in the first place.
mayhap: hennaed hands, writing (Default)
Today was my first day back at work after Christmas, four days flat on my back with the cold somebody gave me for Christmas, and New Year's. I listened to my seven-hour backlog of Global News podcasts from the BBC World Service in reverse chronological order and they began and ended with the top story that Laurent Gbagbo was refusing to step down despite international pressure, so that was a bit timey-wimey.

I wrote The Magicians this year for [livejournal.com profile] treewishes for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide! I like that all four of us who wrote in the fandom did female character-centric stories: mine is a Julia story, and there are two perfect Alices, one inter and one post, and a Jane Chatwin story that is also, appropriately, rather timey-wimey.

Impractical Exercises for Not-So-Young Magicians by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. T/PG-13. 1,254 words. Eliot, Julia.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] treewishes for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide.
The future is in the cards.

Eliot was the one who found her, was the one who had the idea of drafting her to come to Fillory in the first place.
mayhap: vintage topless woman reclines with book (one-handed reading)
I wrote Queer Fruits (Lizzie/Jeanie, G) for [livejournal.com profile] hederahelix for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide this year!

Goblin Market is one of my absolute favorite poems of all time; I remember reading it out loud to myself when I discovered it because the words were so delicious I had to put them in my mouth. While I was flailing around, trying to decide what I was going to write because there is so much there to work with, I also listened to this Creative Commons-licensed recording by Jane Aker repeatedly for purposes of inspiration and delight. I am thrilled and flattered by everyone who enjoyed the final result!

Thanks again, this time by name, to [livejournal.com profile] eudaimon, my pinch-hitting white knight! I adore [livejournal.com profile] yuletide.
mayhap: vintage topless woman reclines with book (one-handed reading)
I wrote Queer Fruits (Lizzie/Jeanie, G) for [livejournal.com profile] hederahelix for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide this year!

Goblin Market is one of my absolute favorite poems of all time; I remember reading it out loud to myself when I discovered it because the words were so delicious I had to put them in my mouth. While I was flailing around, trying to decide what I was going to write because there is so much there to work with, I also listened to this Creative Commons-licensed recording by Jane Aker repeatedly for purposes of inspiration and delight. I am thrilled and flattered by everyone who enjoyed the final result!

Thanks again, this time by name, to [livejournal.com profile] eudaimon, my pinch-hitting white knight! I adore [livejournal.com profile] yuletide.
mayhap: Egyptian bas relief of two men together (hairdressers)
Two down, three to go! I had the hardest time thinking what I could write for this kink, so it should be all downhill from here, right?

Division of the Two Lands by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
Egyptian mythology. Set/Osiris. R. 704 words.
Written for kink bingo (kink: knifeplay). Set's embrace was as tempestuous as the whirlwind, as all-consuming as the grave.

When Set was born he did not cry as other infants do. )
mayhap: Egyptian bas relief of two men together (hairdressers)
Two down, three to go! I had the hardest time thinking what I could write for this kink, so it should be all downhill from here, right?

Division of the Two Lands by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
Egyptian mythology. Set/Osiris. R. 704 words.
Written for kink bingo (kink: knifeplay). Set's embrace was as tempestuous as the whirlwind, as all-consuming as the grave.

When Set was born he did not cry as other infants do. )
mayhap: vintage woman raising a hairbrush to spank (hairbrush)
My first kink bingo entry! Oh, I do love revisiting books that made me all squirmy inside before I had any idea why.

Accounting for Tastes by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman. Jemmy/Horace. NC-17. 1,295 words.
Written for kink bingo (kink: caning). "In this room I am not a prince, therefore it is permissible for you to strike me," Horace recited hastily.

Jemmy reckoned that he could rightly be figured some sort of expert in the field of whippings, having been on the receiving end of so many licks during his service as whipping boy to the notorious Prince Brat, but handing them out was something that he was still getting used to. )
mayhap: vintage woman raising a hairbrush to spank (hairbrush)
My first kink bingo entry! Oh, I do love revisiting books that made me all squirmy inside before I had any idea why.

Accounting for Tastes by [livejournal.com profile] mayhap
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman. Jemmy/Horace. NC-17. 1,295 words.
Written for kink bingo (kink: caning). "In this room I am not a prince, therefore it is permissible for you to strike me," Horace recited hastily.

Jemmy reckoned that he could rightly be figured some sort of expert in the field of whippings, having been on the receiving end of so many licks during his service as whipping boy to the notorious Prince Brat, but handing them out was something that he was still getting used to. )
mayhap: straw goat drinking coffee with text yule goat (yule goat)
It's really 2009, because the Yuletide reveals are up! (In between that and 12:00 AM, we're all in a sort of temporal anomaly.)

I can now thank [livejournal.com profile] thermidor by name for writing my adorable Schmidt story, and rabidsamfan for stuffing my stocking with a Hilary/St. George drabble (which seems to have interested other people in the pairing, muahahaha!).

I wrote Relics for [livejournal.com profile] comixologist. It was a delight to write Anathem fic after the book ate my brain a few months ago, although it was hard not to babble about the book and my awesome assignment for months on end. I cannot in good conscience recommend that anybody read my fic if they haven't read the book as I am a devout spoilerphobe, but you should read the book! Here is some awesome mood music based on math.
mayhap: straw goat drinking coffee with text yule goat (yule goat)
It's really 2009, because the Yuletide reveals are up! (In between that and 12:00 AM, we're all in a sort of temporal anomaly.)

I can now thank [livejournal.com profile] thermidor by name for writing my adorable Schmidt story, and rabidsamfan for stuffing my stocking with a Hilary/St. George drabble (which seems to have interested other people in the pairing, muahahaha!).

I wrote Relics for [livejournal.com profile] comixologist. It was a delight to write Anathem fic after the book ate my brain a few months ago, although it was hard not to babble about the book and my awesome assignment for months on end. I cannot in good conscience recommend that anybody read my fic if they haven't read the book as I am a devout spoilerphobe, but you should read the book! Here is some awesome mood music based on math.

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