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So I don't have many plans for myself this month. I am currently trying to finish a massive granny square blanket and I have a few fic ideas floating around in my brain.

So for the fics, they're all Ratchet/Smokescreen things and all following up on You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know. The idea is to gain inspiration from the old LiveJournal group, fanfic_100 and their Big Damned Table. If that works out, I will likely be turning "Used to Know" into a multi-chapter fic instead of posting 100 connected fictlets that are supposed to be read in order anyways.

Currently I am working on Chapter 2, wherein Ratchet turns to Jazz for information about Cortano and ends up discovering that there's some serious animosity between Cortano and Prowl. And I'll also be dropping more hints about what happened to Smokescreen, what that spark damage really is, and more world building for my own little headcanon of the history and society of Cybertron. So basically anything to avoid finishing The Polyhex Candidate and starting on my Transformers and Humans fics. Or my planned original novel ... At least my procrastination is taking me in creative directions?

[crossposted for livejournal]
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Title: You remind me of someone I used to know
Chapters: 1/1
Series: Part 2 of Medical Psychology
Fandom: Transformers Generation One (pre-Earth)
Rating: T
Warnings: medical descriptions of robot genetalia/interfacing
Relationships: mention of Ratchet/SMokescreen
Characters: Ratchet, other character (naming would be spoiling)

Summary: Ratchet is clearing up after a long day in medical when he is greeted by a mech who seems very familiar. Too bad Ratchet can’t quite place him

Fic below the cut )
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So when this app first came out I was more than a little Meh about it. I outside the target demographic when the show came out and I was completely uninterested in the game (survival horror was more my thing). And then I started hearing the news about the game - the press talking about people running into traffic, sexual predators using lures to trap children, other criminals using lures to trap adults and rob them, and then there were the videos of the guy on the TTC rail line and the incident in Central Park. I brushed the whole thing off as stupid, and it wasn't available in Canada anyways and apparently the app was massive.

More under the cut )
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Title: Dinner, Music, and Dancing: An Unusual Graduation Gift
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Transformers Generation One (pre-Earth)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Prostitution
Relationships: Ratchet/Smokescreen
Characters: Ratchet, Smokescreen

Summary: Ratchet has finally graduated from the Institute as a fully credited medic. He had been expecting his friends to throw him a party. Instead he finds an unusual gift standing on his doorstep.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Chapter 4: and Dancing )
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Title: Dinner, Music, and Dancing: An Unusual Graduation Gift Chapters: 3/4
Fandom: Transformer: G1 (Pre-Earth)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Prostitution, oral
Relationships: Ratchet/Smokescreen
Characters: Ratchet, Smokescreen
Summary: Ratchet has finally graduated from the Institute as a fully credited medic. He had been expecting his friends to throw him a party. Instead he finds an unusual gift standing on his doorstep.


Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Music )

Chapter 4
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Well, we're into June and I have one plan and one plan only. I will finish Dinner, Music, and Dancing: An Unusual Graduation Gift. It's technically done now, but I need to flesh out some of it, so that I don't leave the readers with a FTB. The current plan is to get the next chapter posted this Thursday and the final chapter posted on the 9th, so I have until then to finish up the last chapter. If I get stuck on it, then I'll just post with the FTB rather than stress over it. I find that I'm not handling the stress well lately, so I won't put myself into a position where I'm experiencing it. Not over fanfic.

After that, we'll see. I feel a bit of a depression coming on (the joy of hormone therapy), and my writing ability usually goes down the crapper at those times. If I'm up to it I'm going to try to get back to The Polyhex Candidate since I probably only have 5 chapters left on that. Then I might work on my Transformers/MCU crossover.

I also have an old NaNo fic that needs to be re-edited and reposted, but I might do that in July for the next Camp NaNo session. It's a TF fic consisting solely of OCs. I might look at rewriting it as a totally original story though, since no one reads OC fics, and there's no point in posting if no one will read and enjoy it.

So, yeah, long and rambling way to say, I have one plan for June. Aim low and you'll never get disappointed, right?
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Dinner, Music, and Dancing: An Unusual Graduation Gift (4680 words) by Gaslight Dreamer
Chapters: 2/4
Fandom: Transformers Generation One
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ratchet/Smokescreen
Characters: Ratchet (Transformers), Smokescreen (Transformers)
Additional Tags: Pre-Earth Transformers, Prostitution
Summary:

Ratchet has finally graduated from the Institute as a fully credited medic. He had been expecting his friends to throw him a party. Instead he finds an unusual gift standing on his doorstep.




Chapter 1

Chapter 2: Dinner )

Chapter 3
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Dinner, Music, and Dancing: An Unusual Graduation Gift (1777 words) by Gaslight Dreamer
Chapters: 1/4
Fandom: Transformers Generation One
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ratchet/Smokescreen
Characters: Ratchet (Transformers), Smokescreen (Transformers)
Additional Tags: Pre-Earth Transformers, Prostitution
Summary:

Ratchet has finally graduated from the Institute as a fully credited medic. He had been expecting his friends to throw him a party. Instead he finds an unusual gift standing on his doorstep.

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Okay, so let me start with a caveat. I have not read any of the TF comics in about a year. Maybe longer. I had issues with characterization, direction, and certain (apparent) retcons that I won't go into here. My personal feelings about the little things that built up are unimportant, since there are so many things that IDW did brilliantly.

I'll start with the brilliant.

1. I adore the idea of the conjux endura; the idea of a lasting relating relationship that is both familiar and alien and that there doesn't seem to be a required gender dynamic involved.
2. I love that they've played with the idea of the psychological impact of a millenia-long war. That being said, I really dislike the direction they took with both Prowl and Optimus Prime. I get it, I just don't like it.
3. I love that they've brought in a beautiful grey are in which Megatron can be "good", where Ultra Magnus can be a Javert-like character, and where you can be a good guy and still anything but an angel (I'm looking at you Whirl).
4. I love the idea of the Functionist Council, the Shadowplay, Empurata, and the obsolescence chips. It's all a beautiful look into a completely logical totalitarian society and plays with racism (?) that hasn't really been touched in canon previously.

And I adore the fact that they've introduced gender (yes, even Furman's take on it), and I realize that this is going to need some clarification because it directly leads to the stuff I want to rant about. When they first introduced the holo-avatars in MTMTE, the was tweeted that the holoavatar's gender represented the Cybertronian's gender. Well, it was more implied than stated, but it was JRo tweeting it, so I'm taking it as canon. This ends up meaning that Cyclonus - big, spiky, formerly evil, incredibly dangerous Cyclonus views herself as female. I love that they did that and didn't feel the need to "feminize" her.

And then they introduced Windblade and the other Female Transformers. These were robots with obvious breasts and eyelashes and lipstick. They were clearly intended to be GIRLS rather than actual female characters, and that struck me as nothing more than pandering. I read it as: "We have a lot of female fans! Quick, throw boobs at them so they can identify with our characters!" This turned out to be the first step in a much darker direction for IDW, because now we're looking at an upcoming story that will have the Cybertronians be nothing more than massive organic-like creatures with removable armour and who happen to occasionally transform into other things. The writer (sorry, I can't recall her name) of this upcoming work has argued that a Cybertronian's transformation is incidental, and the fact that Windblade in a jet is no more important than Mary Jane Parker being a redhead. To me, this is like saying that it's unimportant that Luke Cage is black or that Martian Manhunter is an alien. These are aspects of the characters that define portions of that character. Luke Cage would not have been the same character if he had been a white upper class Bostonian, and Starscream would not be the same character if he was not a flyer. It's been made abundantly clear that alt-mode in part defines personality and attitude, you can't just dismiss that because you don't want to write about the transformations.

Also the fact that the writer is glossing over the importance of alt-modes effectively dismisses the Functionist Council, the Militant Monoformers, and probably a lot of other history that I'm forgetting right now. I read Transformers for the giant robots. If I wanted humans I'd be reading Marvel or DC, not IDW. By making the Cybertronains more human because they want to tell more human stories, well that completely misses the point of the franchise.

Cybertronians are robots, and that makes them fantastically interesting. That, in my mind, allows a writer to go in some very different directions with a story. It seems to me that the current writers and managers are either unwilling or unable to take that creative leap. If this all ends up going int he direction that I and others fear it will be, IDW can be sure that I will not be returning to their franchise. I'll be sticking to fanfiction, a place where the writers understand the concept of giant transforming robots aliens.
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Well, it’s May and that means that Camp NaNo (April) is over. I reached my word goal in my editing, and I have decided that I am completely displeased with what I have and I am scrapping the TF/MCU fic. Or, should I say, I’m scrapping what I have. I think I was trying too hard to force the canons as they currently exist to play nicely together and they just won’t. … Well maybe they will, but I’m not the writer to make that particular crossover work. So I’m starting over and seeing if I can make AUs of the two fandoms and then make the AUs work together. Also, I’m thinking that I need to start in media res, with the Cybertronians already human and worry about the first meeting between the two groups later. Right now the first meeting is causing me too much stress, so I’m skipping it.

So, the plans for May are to work on the new version of the crossover and on my Smokey/Ratchet first meeting fic. I pretty much have two scenes left to write for that, I have to edit it a bit more, and then I can post. So far I’m really pleased with it, I’m just having trouble with the ending - specifically with a couple of potentially required NSFW scenes between the two characters. I have considered doing a couple of fade to blacks, but I doubt that the readers will appreciate that, and it would end up with the story ending rather quickly and overwhelmingly.

So, those are the plans. Two fics. I want to start one and finish the other. Hopefully I can manage at least that much.
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Well, I got very little done in February. I think that I posted the next section of my of Smokey/Ratchet first meetings fic up onto Tumblr this month, but that's really it.

If I'm going to be completely completely honest with myself, I think that the dry spell is stemming from some pretty deep depression. Someone posted on Tumblr recently about signs that "act empathetic but are really dead inside". It's sad how well that fit. So, I won't start whining about things that I know aren't true (like lack of readers and comments and how no one will read your stuff if it isn't BDSM Dratchet - that last one's just sour grapes on my part). Logically, I know that none of my fears are true and that the little depression voice in the back of my mind is just trying to get me to do something stupid to prove itself right. I just need to keep writing and decide later if I want to post what's written or not. After all, I have to take my own advice, otherwise I'm a hypocrite -- I posted a while back that we write for ourselves and post for others. I need to start writing for myself. Period. Full stop.

So, enough with the depression talk. I'm aiming to get back into things this month and that means the following:

1. I need to complete The Polyhex Candidate. Have about 1500 words written for the next chapter, but have been putting off posting it, because it's not actually a chapter's worth of material. I can probably finish the story in about 5 to 10 chapters at the most. I need to finish the damned thing or take it down and be done with these incomplete WiPs that I have going.

2. I have a fun little ficlet in the works involving Soundwave getting fixed up by Hook after Ravage mauled his arm when he tried to give her a pill.

3. I have the ongoing Smokey/Ratchet fic that I need to finish. I got through the contract, the dinner, and the concert. Now there's just the walk home and the rest of the night. And I need to decide just how explicit I'm comfortable making the fic. I have to be honest, the only reason I put sort-of-sticky into Mutual Support Systems was because it's what the readers want to see. It was a mistake, if I'm being honest with myself. I was uncomfortable writing it and the reasoning was flawed. I need to think long and hard about writing more in that style.

4. I have a Smokey/Ratchet Festival of the Five fic that would take place well after the first meetings fic wherein Jazz tries to play matchmaker between the two and get them back together. It would also explain what happened after the meetings fic to cover why they never ended up as an item.

5. And lastly, I need to think long and hard about my TFs as human fic. I need to decide what I'm going to do, what the plot will be, and how long I want it to go on. Last thing I want is for it to trail off and disappear into the ether because I get bored with the story and don't know where I'm going with it. ... And, of course, I can't write anything on this until Polyhex is done.

So, that's the plan. We'll see what gets done and what doesn't and I promise myself I won't be so hard on myself if I don't accomplish my goals this month.
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Life got in the way and I missed the cut-off for the [livejournal.com profile] tf_valentines this year, so I thought I'd just do this here.

Happy Valentines' to everyone who's seeing this. You're all wonderful, every last one of you! Be you a writer or an artist or any kind of supporter of the fandom, each and every one of you deserves love and appreciation for being here! In this fandom and all other fandoms you're a part of!
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Okay, so not to jinx things (oh god I hope I'm not jinxing this), but my car is fine. All the acceleration issues were caused by a loose air hose, and since they believe that this might have been their fault there's no charge for the service. The last time I brought it in they had to remove the air hose to do whatever it was they did and they think they may not have put it back on firmly enough. And since our roads are awful right now (potholes everywhere) I may have hit something and jarred it loose.

Honestly, this dealership has been really good. I haven't had any major problems with them, their prices for service seem comparable, and they haven't treated me like "the girl". Sadly you get that at a lot of car places. It's like there's this holdover from the 1950s, this attitude that if you present as female you can't possibly know anything about cars, engines, and all that "boy" stuff. So, now that it's time for a new car, I will certainly be considering them as an option for whatever I get. It'll be a lease so I won't be able to make it all wonderfully Decepticon, but that's okay.
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I've found myself going back through my old journal entries trying to track down exactly when I posted my first fanfic, and I realized that I used to post a whole lot more than I do these days. A lot of the stuff I'd posted were things that I had forgotten, and was very glad to be reminded of. So, I think that I will have to start posting again, if for no other reason than as an aide memoire of a sort.

So, first off, an update on the situation with the ficcage. There's not much to update. I was quite sick and stressed out this past month and really didn't get a whole lot written. I've picked up a few additional bunnies (prompts from the rare pairings community), but didn't really get anything written on them. The plan in February is really just to get the Smokey/Ratchet First Meetings fic done. Then, if I can manage it, I'll more on to Polyhex and some other little bunnies I have mulling around in my brain. I'm also planning on trying to write a little something every day (even if it's just 100 words) based on February's prompt list over on 31_days. Hopefully that'll help to get the juices flowing, so to speak.

And the more personal stuff -- let's put that under a cut to save on space and not bother anyone who doesn't care to read it.

More under the cut )
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Happy 2016, everybody! I hope that this year is wonderful and happy for everyone!

I don't do Resolutions, mainly because I never keep them. But I do make plans, and I figure that if I write them down, they'll be easier to track. Yeah, I know. Semantics. But I really feel that "resolutions" are almost an excuse nowadays. "I revolve to do X! Even though there's no way in hell I ever will because my resolution is just too big to be feasible, but at least I can say that I had good intentions!"

Anyway, I have plans, and here they are! The plans for January:

1. Finish the next chapter of "The Polyhex Candidate". I have almost 2k written for this chapter, but it still needs to be completed. Right now I don't have Smokey and Mirage where I need them, and I have some OC things to write so that I can bring Prowl back into the main plot.

2. Finish the Smokey/Ratchet first meeting fic. I'm working on the dinner scene, and that's requiring a bit more confessions than I had originally planned. But I need them to get to know each other enough for Ratchet to keep wanting to see Smokey after the fic is done. Thankfully, part 2 is almost done. I haven't decided yet if this will be posted in one massive thing or three chapters. If I go with a chaptered fic, it'll likely be three. Maybe four if I choose to include some sexy-times with them.

3. Finish the tentatively titled: "Ravage won't take her pills" fic. This one is almost done. I just have to get a better feel for Soundwave and clean things up.

4. Get a better handle on my TF/Avengers fic. At this point I have so many characters that I want to introduce, and so many changes I need to make to the Bayverse characters that I might just go with a totally AU cross between the early IDW (pre-AHM) stuff and G1 with a hint of Bay's Earth thrown in for good measure. Either way, I am looking at the need for world-building.

So those are the four plans. I think I can manage that much this month and then just go from there. Month to month!
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Title: Smokescreen leaves the Lost Light
Summary: Smokescreen gets tired of his lack of place and plans to leave the Lost Light. Megatron has other plans.
Rating: T
Warnings: Angst and bitterness.
Notes: This is a short piece of flash fiction written when I noticed that Smokescreen really isn't being used in IDW. I've cleaned it up, but it's still quite angsty, and it might eventually have a sequel or second chapter. We'll see.

Story under the cut )
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Title: What did you think you were doing? (also here on AO3)
Fandom: Transformers: G1
Characters & Relationships: Smokescreen, Ratchet, Smokescreen/Ratchet
Rating: T
Warnings: None

Summary: Smokescreen tries to distract Ratchet away from some damaged door wings and the creative interpretation of battlefield orders

What did you think you were doing? )
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Title: What did you think you were doing? (also here on AO3)
Fandom: Transformers: G1
Characters & Relationships: Smokescreen, Ratchet, Smokescreen/Ratchet
Rating: T
Warnings: None

Summary: Smokescreen tries to distract Ratchet away from some damaged door wings and the creative interpretation of battlefield orders

What did you think you were doing? )
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The scarf is done! Three strips in Loops & Threads Impeccable Big! in Fresh Lilac. 200 stitches wide and 5 rows high braided together and held in place with a line of single crochet.
Pics under the cut )
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November is finally over, as is NaNoWriMo 2015. I will admit that I found this year particularly difficult and I only just managed to cross the finish line. I validated with a minute to spare and with only 83 words over the goal. I think that might be the tightest margin ever for me.

I've completed about half of an in depth outline for my Transformers/MCU crossover fic. It looks like that is a story that's going to be going on for a very long time with many, many chapters, so I want to make sure that I go into it with a proper outline and a path to follow. Otherwise I'll be meandering all over the place, will end up getting bored, and dropping the story twenty chapters in. So, while I'm going to continue with that, right now my plans are to get back to other works in progress.

Four Fic Plans under the cut! )

So those are the four things that I'm planning on working on in December. Well, five things because I'll probably keep plotting away at TF/MCU. And hopefully come up with a title for it.

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