nenya_kanadka: blue tentacle monster with a heart above head (@ Lemon the Tentacle Monster)
You know that meme that goes around sometimes where you post your five favourite kinks and then five favourite couples, and it's like a wish into the universe to see if anybody will write it for you? Let's make it a little more interactive.

Comment here if you want to play,and I will give you 3-6 couples or characters that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples/characters and fics that you wish the universe would write for you.


[personal profile] muccamukk gave me:

Delenn
Everybody knows about my Delenn/Lennier(/Sheridan) feels, and my Valen/Sakai/uber!Delenn feels. Somebody write me the novel about Delenn's reincarnated lives over the millenia someday--that would be awesome.

Also I want fic about Delenn before the show: Delenn and Mayan, Delenn choosing her career path, Delenn and Dukhat. (Delenn/Dukhat most definitely welcome. I want epic reams of mentor/protegee for them. Would also be interested in an everyone-lives kind of AU where Dukhat survived, and how that would change history.) I guess the overarching theme here is Delenn as Minbari: as much as I get the theme of human-Minbari fusion and the thing with the Chrysalis, my heart is really with Delenn's Minbari side and I hate when she gets made too human.


everyone else played by Mira
*snicker* Okay yes I did watch everything I could get my hands on. This one's a canon want list:

What I want for a character played by Mira Furlan is two things: a) IN SPACE again. I might get this with Space Command? Though I'm not sure how big her role is.

But b), if set on Earth in the modern day (mundane AU!), which seems to be most of what she does these days when she's not doing theatre in the Balkans (which is its own thing): Something where she's not playing a neglected, cheated on, or otherwise betrayed-by-a-shitty-dude wife. Can deal with motherhood but prefer if she gets to do something where it's not all about supporting other people. I just...can she and Paul McGann get cast in a movie together to be a loving, stable couple, but together they fight crime or something? That would be FUN.

Or a lesbian. She has chemistry with everything up to and including a brick wall, and that most definitely includes female costars. See also: Space Command, which has her as a married canon lesbian in space. But is taking for-fuckin-ever to air.


Bel from Steerswoman
Another one where I want Moar Canon. :D I am not sure if you mean Bel (the Outskirter warrior woman) or Rowan (the Steerswoman travelling scientist), but what I'd love for the two of them together is femslash, obviously. But like travelling around their world Finding Things Out, while having a grand h/c loyalty-infused romance. (Basically canon + snogging.)

For Bel in specific, I'd love to see more of her POV, since canon's from Rowan's viewpoint. Bel learning more about magic/science (the boundary between the two being such a huge point in this series), and bringing her own cultural viewpoint to it. Bel meeting more of Rowan's Steerswoman friends. Bel's youth in the Outskirts. Bel vs a demon...once they know what the demons really are.


Kira/Yates
So this is my "That time I was roleplaying Kasidy Yates and also coming out as bi, while crushing on Kira Nerys" ship. :P

I've always been fascinated by Kasidy's Maquis involvement, and I'd love to see something where that runs into Kira's Bajoran Resistance past. I strongly suspect they know some of the same people, in that complex tangled underworld sort of way. A thing I really love about DS9 in general is how domestic/interstellar politics affect interpersonal relationships, and vice versa.

I'd love something that just revelled in all the complexities of loyalty there: either earlier in the show where Kas is working for the Maquis and Kira's just barely coming to trust the Federation, and both of them are feeling out Ben Sisko, or after the finale where Ben's gone and the two of them are left picking up the pieces. (And Bajor's about to join the Federation--but that doesn't mean all the old issues are gone. Far from it.) An AU where Kas wasn't sleeping with Ben, or where they broke up, or something...probably not cheating, but I'd love some actual femslash for these two. Bonus if there's little to no angst about it being a queer relationship--but tons of feels about their loyalties as Federation citizen, spaceship captain, Bajoran officer, worshipper of the Prophets, and so on.


Phryne/Jack

Just lots of sex. And pining. But mostly sex.


Alex/Hank

All that staring into one another's eyes and gripping each other passionately about the shoulders while giving pep talks about surviving trauma--but in a shippy way rather than a supposedly-parental one. (Hank-Kara is pseudo-parental. Hank/Alex, not so much.) Hank thinking the world of her skills as an agent, Alex being curious about his alien nature (but not in a weird way). They fight alien crime, they get banged up or kidnapped and have to rescue one another, they huddle for warmth or deal with sex pollen, they have telepathic sex at inappropriate times, they go flying--basically they do all the buddy-cop stuff. Yes. <3


Maria Hill

Maria Hill saves the world through competence, planning, bureaucracy, and strong but carefully-contained emotions. Plus probably most of the stuff for Alex Danvers, really. A nice slow-burn ship with Sam or Fury or Melinda May or Bobbi Morse or idk Natasha, would also be great. Post-CA:TWS work-buddies with Pepper Potts. Keeping secrets. Having a cat to come home to. Or like--basically that current Mockingbird comic, with Maria Hill in. Okay I've now decided that Maria/Bobbi is my new ship. Which might be a great idea or might mean I'm too hungry to be updating DW. :D


Will give characters/ships to people who leave comments. :-)

FemmeRemix!

Aug. 7th, 2015 11:33 am
nenya_kanadka: Catherine Sakai in jumpsuit (B5 Catherine Sakai)
I got a thing! :D

Anonymous Creator has remixed one of my favourite of my own fics, Where The Stars Are Strange (the one about Catherine Sakai getting thrown back through time to the first Shadow War). And it is AMAZING.

See, the thing about Where The Stars Are Strange is that I had this lovely plotbunny in my head that would properly have taken a novel to explore, but I ended up with ~2.5k of spartan prose instead because I didn't have time to write the thing rightly before the deadline, and also felt that if I didn't get something, anything, down, I'd get so tangled up in the details that I'd never post it at all. So I ended up glossing over a lot of important things to get the general gist of the story down.

And here comes my remix author, taking one of my biggest plot holes (the language drift between Valen's time and Catherine's) and turning it into a beautiful story about culture shock and transition and love and loss. Plus fantastic use of telepathy and a really satisfying take on one of the necessary OCs for the story. It's one of those times where I read something and wish I'd written it myself, but I'm happy someone else did so I can just sit back and read it. :D Anonymous Creator, whoever you are, thank you so much.

Title: Finding the Words (the stranger in a strange land remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Beatrice_Otter
Remix of: Where The Stars Are Strange by [archiveofourown.org profile] nenya_kanadka
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing/Characters: Catherine Sakai, Catherine Sakai/Jeff Sinclair
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4200
Summary: To fight with the Minbari, you have to speak their language.

Eeee. :D
nenya_kanadka: John Sheridan loves oranges (B5 Sheridan/oranges OTP)
Heads up for anyone interested: the [livejournal.com profile] babylon5_love comm is starting their rewatch of assorted B5 episodes today with season 1's "And The Sky Full Of Stars" and a discussion post here. Anon comments are on in case anyone without an LJ account wants to participate, so feel free to bring Tumblr friends etc!

(Am planning to watch, but may have a nap and/or do some homework first.)
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (B5 blue stars)
A bit late, but finally getting to some recs from [livejournal.com profile] rarepairfest. There are a lot more in other fandoms that I haven't gotten to yet, but here's two fantastic stories from the Babylon 5 fandom!


Title: A Kind Word and a Two-by-Four
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Azar
Pairing/Characters: Stephen Franklin/Marcus Cole, Susan Ivanova, various Minbari
Rating/Word Count: 8700 words, PG
Summary: A Ranger is trained to "truly see and to see things as they truly are in all situations." When Marcus finds himself unexpectedly alive after he meant to sacrifice himself, it forces him to realize how little he's applied that principle when it comes to his own heart.
Notes: Marcus, man. This story captures his impulsiveness and sometimes-oblivious idealism really well, and lets him do some self-examination too. And poor Stephen, quietly in love and trying to help Marcus through his melodrama without giving anything away. The longest fic I've ever read for this pairing, and worth every single word.


Title: dans le meilleur des mondes
Author: [personal profile] muccamukk
Pairing/Characters: Susan Ivanova/Delenn, Jeffrey Sinclair
Rating/Word Count: 7600 words, PG
Summary: Susan Ivanova long ago learned that she couldn't have everything she wanted. That's why she is a project manager, not a Starfury pilot, and that's definitely why she can't seem to get away from the last Minbari she ever wanted to see again.
Notes: The one where Delenn's marriage to a human was a political arrangement...to a young Susan Ivanova, who thinks 80% of what Delenn is up to is bullshit. A really deftly drawn AU, with Jeff--and the station itself--as a great supporting character. I want more.


nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([fandom] B5 Sinclair smile)
Some very excellent things these last few weeks.

Title: For you are with me
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Lizardbeth
Fandom: Babylon 5
Characters: Alisa Beldon, Jeffrey Sinclair
Rating/Length: G, 5700 words
Summary:
On Minbar telepaths are trained to serve, but for trainee Alisa Beldon her closeness with Jeff Sinclair sets her path.
Utterly gorgeous mentor/protégé story with Jeffrey Sinclair and Alisa Beldon on Minbar during the events of To Dream In The City of Sorrows (so, season 2/3). Makes me want to cling to Jeff and go "Come baaaack!" which admittedly is my default setting for him. Also makes me want all the grownup!Alisa fic.

Title: rocket queens
Author: [personal profile] openended
Fandom: Babylon 5 (Pacific Rim fusion AU)
Pairing: Susan/Talia, 3400 words
Rating: G
Summary:
Telepaths rose the same year as the kaiju, and the Pan Pacific Defense Corps provided a convenient way to keep both away from the general population.
In which Susan and Talia get their happy ending, in a universe where punching Godzilla with giant robots is a valid life choice. Susan still manages to toss an telepath out a window.






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nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Default)
Some very excellent things these last few weeks.

Title: For you are with me
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Lizardbeth
Fandom: Babylon 5
Characters: Alisa Beldon, Jeffrey Sinclair
Rating/Length: G, 5700 words
Summary:
On Minbar telepaths are trained to serve, but for trainee Alisa Beldon her closeness with Jeff Sinclair sets her path.
Utterly gorgeous mentor/protégé story with Jeffrey Sinclair and Alisa Beldon on Minbar during the events of To Dream In The City of Sorrows (so, season 2/3). Makes me want to cling to Jeff and go "Come baaaack!" which admittedly is my default setting for him. Also makes me want all the grownup!Alisa fic.

Title: rocket queens
Author: [personal profile] openended
Fandom: Babylon 5 (Pacific Rim fusion AU)
Pairing: Susan/Talia, 3400 words
Rating: G
Summary:
Telepaths rose the same year as the kaiju, and the Pan Pacific Defense Corps provided a convenient way to keep both away from the general population.
In which Susan and Talia get their happy ending, in a universe where punching Godzilla with giant robots is a valid life choice. Susan still manages to toss an telepath out a window.


nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Susan/Delenn hug)
Title: A Place To Stand | chapter index
Author: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing/Characters: Delenn/Susan Ivanova, Delenn/Lennier, past John Sheridan/Delenn and John/Delenn/Lennier
Rating: up to Explicit
Word Count: 22,435 (!! :D)
Summary:
Post-Sleeping In Light, post-John/Delenn/Lennier. In continuity with Three Times Is A Beginning.

Two years after John's death, Susan Ivanova has settled into her new role on Minbar, but is getting mixed signals from President Delenn. Delenn finds herself drawn more and more to her old friend (and new Anla'shok Na), and Lennier must find his footing in the family in the absence of his once-rival, as Susan grows closer to them both.

***

Also known somewhat inaccurately to non-fandom friends as the "God, the alien, and their boyfriend" fic. :-) Many, many thanks to [personal profile] hearts_blood, my beta and prime cheerleader on this thing. And to Muccamukk, who put up with me nattering on about Lennier for a year and a half. :P

\o/
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 ([fandom] ST Julian Jadzia pr0n)


Orla Brady: Taryn is the mage to Akbari, the sorceress, if you like. She sees in Akbari a way to have power, so although he believes that she is loyal to him, she is in fact only loyal to herself.

Naveen Andrews: Really his catalyst is meeting someone like Taryn. On the page, the relationship between Akbari and Taryn is pretty straight forward and almost conventional master and servant. But the way we’ve been working it is we’ve given it a sort of sadomasochistic edge. And he’s hooked into her in a way that he can’t really understand why.

Orla Brady: So she appears to be simply doing his bidding, but in fact there is a motive of her own. Which is that [spoilers]. And in an effort to [spoilers], she would burn the world. So she’s bad [laughs]. There is a heightened reality to playing someone who’s so extremely bad. And in a strange way it’s very freeing. It’s just fun! I don’t know why it’s so much fun, but it’s just fun.

--Sinbad 2012 cast interview, transcribed by [personal profile] muccamukk


I maaaay have gotten far more interested in the antagonists' plot with the leatherpants sorceress and the in-over-his-head thinks-he's-the-dom frequently shirtless Naveen Andrews lord with a vendetta against Sinbad than I was properly intended to on this show.

And I may have just cast Orla Brady as that one incarnation of Delenn where she's a Warrior caste starship captain during the First Shadow War. (Who is not at all evil but could use some of that intensity.) Maybe.

*hem*



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nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Sinclair Entil'zha)


Orla Brady: Taryn is the mage to Akbari, the sorceress, if you like. She sees in Akbari a way to have power, so although he believes that she is loyal to him, she is in fact only loyal to herself.

Naveen Andrews: Really his catalyst is meeting someone like Taryn. On the page, the relationship between Akbari and Taryn is pretty straight forward and almost conventional master and servant. But the way we’ve been working it is we’ve given it a sort of sadomasochistic edge. And he’s hooked into her in a way that he can’t really understand why.

Orla Brady: So she appears to be simply doing his bidding, but in fact there is a motive of her own. Which is that [spoilers]. And in an effort to [spoilers], she would burn the world. So she’s bad [laughs]. There is a heightened reality to playing someone who’s so extremely bad. And in a strange way it’s very freeing. It’s just fun! I don’t know why it’s so much fun, but it’s just fun.

--Sinbad 2012 cast interview, transcribed by [personal profile] muccamukk


I maaaay have gotten far more interested in the antagonists' plot with the leatherpants sorceress and the in-over-his-head thinks-he's-the-dom frequently shirtless Naveen Andrews lord with a vendetta against Sinbad than I was properly intended to on this show.

And I may have just cast Orla Brady as that one incarnation of Delenn where she's a Warrior caste starship captain during the First Shadow War. (Who is not at all evil but could use some of that intensity.) Maybe.

*hem*
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Stephen/Marcus)
First entry for this spring's Porn Battle XIV!

Title: Would You Prefer Ferrets?*
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Stephen Franklin/Marcus Cole
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Word Count: 1,884
Summary: "I know what you need. A distraction." Stephen, Marcus, and a sleepless night. Prompts: blowjob, boxes, frustration, fingers, confined, handcuffs, pike, virginity.

This may be the first explicit Stephen/Marcus slash in existence. I know it is at AO3... (No actual handcuffs.)

_____
*Marcus Cole to Susan Ivanova: Did I mention my nose is on fire, and that I have 15 wild badgers living in my trousers? [beat] I'm sorry, would you prefer ferrets?
--Messages From Earth, 3x08

nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Susan/Delenn hug)
(Subject line from some fridge-magnet poetry my sister found the year she was dating [livejournal.com profile] sunshinesounds, and subsequently got as a tattoo.)

So there's fanart, and then there's people who do such gorgeous digital art that you think it must be a photograph:

Delenn by euclase )

Delenn by euclase: original here

I love the colours on this, the fantastic portraiture, but the thing that kills me is the little fist Delenn's making. This is Delenn in the middle of the Shadow War, or getting ready to break the Council, or hearing that John's lost...any of a number of such crises. Smack in the middle of the series in the middle of everything. And just...so determined and so vulnerable and so brave and proud and stubborn. It's when you realize the power in her comes from inside, from her sheer tenacity, rather than from any title.

Entil'zha veni.

Same artist has painted a gorgeous Jeffrey Sinclair as well.

And then someone on Twitter linked me to Mira Furlan's blog post remembering Michael O'Hare and the other B5 cast members we've lost, and I'm not even going to claim that the kleenex here is because of the headcold I have.
nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (Professor Internet)
[livejournal.com profile] hearts_blood and I have decided that when Shaal Mayan was fourteen and just learning to write, she wrote self-insert Mary Sue Valen fanfic. When Delenn finds out years later, she just looks at Mayan, because there's absolutely no way she can tell her who Valen really was. (Also, Delenn totally pretends she never did the same thing.)

In other news, I'm at [personal profile] muccamukk's lighthouse again for the next ten days! This is the view out the kitchen window an hour ago:



The land mass in the distance over the ocean is the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

We are having a glorious time, reading all the comic books & lesbian theory books, and spoiling Lulu the Agoraphobic Mini Kitty, and snuggling a lot and watching Dr. Who and Rizzoli & Isles and the seaQuest pilot (which didn't even suck), and taking walks on the beach. I have a fairly epic bruise/scrape on my right elbow from falling on some slippery rocks this morning, but Mucca's supplied Harry Potter themed tea, so all is well.