31 March 2013 @ 08:44 pm
With Game of Thrones S3 fast approaching (only a few hours to go!!), I figured now would be a good time to promote the wonderful LJ comm that is [ profile] westerosorting, and hopefully entice all the GoT/ASoIaF fans on my f-list to join!

It works like a regular sorting comm, where you answer various questions and members use your answers to sort you, in this case into one of seven Great Houses of Westeros: Greyjoy, Lannister, Martell, Stark, Targaryen, Tully or Tyrell.

Once you've been sorted there are tons of things to get involved in: monthly contests at [ profile] thetourneys (anything from logic puzzles to fic contests to cosplay); making and viewing creative works at [ profile] valyrian_forged; shit and giggles at [ profile] jesteros; epic times in your house comm (e.g. [ profile] thetullys!); the occasional mammoth weekend of contests that is [ profile] tourneyohand; and character stamping at [ profile] westerostamping.

I was sorted around this time last year (I joined just after S2, IIRC) and since it is the best landcomm I've ever seen, I'd love to see some of you guys over there!

Coming up: I'll post my own sorting application, some of my contest entries and my character stamping, so you guys can see what it's all about :D
17 February 2013 @ 12:00 am
So today I bought The Hour S1 on DVD. Despite knowing full well that it's been cancelled early.

Why do I do this to myself?
14 February 2013 @ 04:11 pm
Title: Fortitude
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairings: Catelyn Stark, Tywin Lannister, Rickard Lannister (OC); Catelyn/Tywin; mentions of Ned, Joanna, Robb, Bran, Rickon, Tylia Lannister (OC), Lyonel Lannister (OC), Joanna Lannister II (OC)
Word count: 240 words
Rating: G/K
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Summary: This must be the last child she bears, the maester has told her, so it is now or never. Catelyn is determined to have a northern name for her son. The second Tully Lioness Chronicle, written for [ profile] gameofships' Valentine's event Day 3 (prompt: just this once).

Fortitude )
Title: Leave all this to yesterday
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairings: Sansa Stark, Tyrion Lannister; Sansa/Tyrion; mentions of Cersei, Joffrey, Catelyn, Robb, Bran and Rickon
Rating/Warnings: T/PG-13, hints of suicide
Summary: After the wedding night, Tyrion wakes uneasy. Written for [ profile] gameofships' Valentine's event, Day 2 (see link for prompts)

Leave all this to yesterday )
14 February 2013 @ 03:49 pm
I hate the new LJ post page. Absolutely hate it.
14 February 2013 @ 03:48 pm
Title: Bella Donna
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Characters/Pairings: Cersei, Jaime; Cersei/Jaime; mentions of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen
Rating/Warnings: T/R; character deaths, suicide
Summary: "Come with me as you always have." Written for [ profile] gameofships' Valentine's event, Day 1 (see link for prompts)

Bella Donna )
11 February 2013 @ 10:35 am
Top 5 Lists Meme

Top 5 Singers/Bands
Top 5 Must-Follow Tumblrs
Top 5 Favourite Marian/Guy Fics Out There
Top 5 Pictures You Have Taken

>>>>> )

Keep the suggestions coming!
09 February 2013 @ 07:32 pm
Snagged from [ profile] the_silverdoe and [ profile] mrstater:
The Top Five Lists Meme
Ask me for any of my Top Fives. Any of them. Feel free to ask me for more than one. And then I will respond to them in a new post.
29 January 2013 @ 04:26 pm
Title: Last Chance, First Choice
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: Robin Hood BBC
Characters/Pairings: Marian, Guy, Sheriff, Earl of Durham, various random guards; Guy/Marian-ish, mentions of Marian/Robin
Rating: T
Summary: Once again Marian finds herself made part of a bargain, only this time there doesn't seem to be any way out. Guy offers a solution, but will Marian take it? Set post-Lardner's Ring.
16 January 2013 @ 12:25 am
Title: Last Chance, First Choice
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: Robin Hood BBC
Characters/Pairings: Marian, Guy, Sheriff, Earl of Durham, various random guards; Guy/Marian-ish, mentions of Marian/Robin
Rating: T
Summary: Once again Marian finds herself made part of a bargain, only this time there doesn't seem to be any way out. Guy offers a solution, but will Marian take it? Set post-Lardner's Ring.
Current Mood: sleepy
03 January 2013 @ 10:38 pm
Title: Attempts to Atone
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: Robin Hood BBC
Characters/Pairings: Guy, mentions Marian, Sheriff, Robin & gang
Word count: 1,193 words
Rating: T
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for S2 finale, fairly dark themes
Summary: Prompt for RHFC's gift exchance ficathon - Guy becomes the Nightwatchman.

Attempts to Atone )
02 January 2013 @ 11:24 pm
Once again nicked from [ profile] mrstater, as I did last year...

Total Fics Posted:
10 (not including Dancing Queen as it was started prior to 2012)

Total Words Posted:
Posted fic: 18434
2012 DQ chapters: 2176
Total: 20610 (about 10k less than last year :/)

Total Words (of Anything Excluding Blogs) Written:
Posted fanfic: 20610
Unposted/Unfinished fanfic: 2478
Fanfic plans: 7388
Total: 30476 (again, less than last year :/)

My favorite story this year:
Either Ou sont les neiges d’antan or the epilogue of Sleeves Stained Red. I had immense fun writing both, and though I think Ou sont les neiges was the better of the two, Catelyn’s revenge on Walder Frey was one of the things that prompted Sleeves Stained Red as a fic from the beginning, so it was definitely very satisfying to write.

My best story this year:
Probably Ou sont les neiges. I tend to write better when I write less – mostly because there’s not as much room for me to ramble and/or take it OOC.

Story most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Uhh, maybe Kindling. No readers to my knowledge (certainly no reviews), so I have honestly no idea how it went down, if at all, though I rather hoped it was a good portrayal of how their wedding night might have gone, without the over-excited, over-sexed, love-at-first-sight hype that I’ve read before.

Sexiest Story:
I’m not much of a smut writer, so I don’t think I really have this problem in that sense - Sleeves Stained Red (Chapter 14) Impropriety or Kindling are probably the only non-kid friendly ones, and even they are no higher that PG/T.

Most fun story:
See Question #1. Ou sont... and SSR epilogue :D

"Holy crap, that's *wrong*, even for you" story:
Not sure I have this problem either, so n/a? Unless you count writing Catelyn/Tywin fics when Cat/Ned is my Game of Thrones OTP? In itself it is an odd pairing – it’s certainly a new pairing, I know there wasn’t any fic of it until 2012 – but then again it’s gone down pretty well with people who’ve considered it.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
Again, don’t think this really applies, but it was rather fun to write naughty!Matthew for Impropriety. (Mind you, it was the the 3x01 episode that shifted my perception to allow this more than anything).

Hardest story to write:
Attempts to Atone. It was for a gift-exchange ficathon on RHFC (originally intended to be a sort of Secret Santa thing, but all the writers – including me! – took so long to cough up that it was well past Christmas by the time stuff got posted) but I didn’t manage to write it until months later. The prompt was . Which reminds me, I still need to post that here/on :P

Biggest surprise:
Not applicable to any of the fics posted, but how much I want to write this annoyingly difficult, impossibly long, currently plot-lacking, historically accurate as possible, but still recognisably RH BBC, 18th century AU(/DA crossover-ish) fic. Having the outlaws as Luddites, Will as an East India Company official (and Marian’s cousin) with Djaq as his half-Indian wife, Robin (and Much) as naval officers, and Marian’s father’s title and estate entailed away to a distant male cousin (hence the DA crossover bit) – Guy of Gisborne. Why aren’t there more years in a day so that I can research an write this?!?!?!

A story I want remembered:
Ou sont les neiges. If there is one fic I want remembered (and one AU-verse I want to continue/want other people to adopt), it is this. (Not just because of Brienne-the-lady’s-maid either!)

Resolutions for 2013:
- write more for [ profile] asoiafkinkmeme (not necessarily smut – there are some fantastic non-smut prompts that really get my creative juices flowing, I just need to sit down and actually put words to paper)
- maybe write a bit of the RH 19th century AU fic (?????)
- also finish the International Women’s Day prompts
- and the Advent Fic prompts
- write more Catelyn/Tywin DA-universe fic
- and more Catelyn/Ned fic to make up for abandoning my babies
- and Jaime/Sansa, because they are amazing together


16 December 2012 @ 05:41 am
Title: Kindling
Author: [ profile] novindalf
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Characters/Pairings: Eddard Stark, Catelyn Tully; Cat/Ned
Word count: 1,264 words
Rating: K
Warnings/Spoilers: Non-explicit sex, no spoilers (pre-series fic)
Summary: The wedding night. I've read a few Cat/Ned wedding night fics where the fire between them is instantly lit and burns ferociously from the start, and I wanted to write something slightly less fairytale. I didn't feel I could write this quite as dutiful as Catelyn recalls in the books without making it sound wooden, so hopefully I reached a compromise by depicting it as the stirring of what later becomes a strong and fierce relationship.

Kindling )

Sorry for getting so behind on these fics! I am working on getting back up to date, so hopefully I will have actually caught up by the 25th... =P As always feel free to prompt/request a fic here!
02 December 2012 @ 12:52 pm
Title: Cold Feet, Warm Heart
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Characters/Pairings: Catelyn, Ned; Cat/Ned
Request/Prompt/Summary: Catelyn finds it hard to adjust to the northern winters, so she enlists Ned to help her out.

Cold Feet, Warm Heart )

Feel free to request/prompt a fic here!
Current Mood: sleepy
01 December 2012 @ 11:25 pm
Title: Winter Winds and Sunset Snows
Fandom: Spooks/MI-5
Characters/Pairings: Ros, Lucas; Ros/Lucas
Request/Prompt/Summary: For [ profile] the_silverdoe (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! xx), Ros/Lucas fluff. Ended up more like Ros/Lucas angst with a bit of fluff, but still! (Plus, Barbados!)

Winter Winds and Sunset Snows )

Feel free to request/prompt a fic here!
Current Mood: nostalgic
26 October 2012 @ 12:51 am
Modifying lainemontgomery's idea, I'm planning on doing an advent calendar of fanfic requests, so request away with anything you'd like me to write. Can be any of my fandoms (possibly others if I'm familiar with them), het or gen, fluff or angst or crack or smut (though the last two may be a bit iffy =P), and any days that aren't filled with requests I will fill with various requests/pledges from during 2012 (the Robin Hood/deathbydrabbles drabbles and the International Women's Day fics I never got around to filling, for example...)

Basically just post away with what you would like me to write, and for each day during Advent (December 1st-25th) I will publish one of those fic fills. Feel free to specify a date too! xx

(P.S. I do apologise if I seem to be slurring my typing - I've just got back in from a Hogwarts themes social - photos of my amazing costume will follow eventually - and am slightly tired/still drunk. Love you all!)
17 September 2012 @ 02:50 pm
Title: Impropriety
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Word count: 410 words
Characters & Pairings: Matthew, Mary; Matthew/Mary
Ratings/Warnings: T for suggestiveness =D =D, spoilers for 3.01 and the 3.02 preview.
Summary: Post 3.01 fic, written in response to THIS, THIS, THIS and THIS (but mainly THIS) and any post ever made about how great Matthew and Mary’s sex life is going to be is.

Title: Où sont les neiges d’antan?
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones & Downton Abbey (ish) crossover
Word count: 539 words
Characters & Pairings: Catelyn, Tywin, mentions of Brienne (the lady's maid), Gregor (Clegane, the valet), Eddard/Ned Stark, Sansa Stark, Robb Stark, Cersei Lannister & Hoster Tully; Catelyn/Tywin, Catelyn/Ned
Ratings/Warnings: K, no spoilers
Summary: Written for a prompt on Tumblr, any, Game of Thrones/Downton Abbey cross over. Ended up as more of a GoT fic in Downton years, but anyway.
Background: In this AU Catelyn is married to Tywin (quelle surprise) and they live in a big Downton Abbey-esque house. Both had been married before: Tywin, a man of recent repute who came into his fortune through his banking empire, to a distant cousin, Joanna; Catelyn, eldest daughter of the noble Tully family, to Lord Eddard Stark, a kind and well-liked aristocrat killed in WW1, shortly before the fall of the Romanovs demolishes the Stark assets in Russia (naturally) and the destruction of the family’s fortune. To save her remaining family from ruin (and herself from degradation), Catelyn agrees to marriage to Tywin Lannister. Their marriage has its many ghosts, and is therefore not always the ideal partnership it appears on the outside, but it works, and they manage.

Où sont les neiges d’antan? )
11 September 2012 @ 11:33 pm
Title: Battlefields
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones
Word count: 2,682 words
Characters & Pairings: Catelyn, Sansa, Tywin, Jaime; Catelyn/Tywin, slight Jaime/Sansa I suppose
Ratings/Warnings: T for potentially distressing scenes; no explicit spoilers
Summary: The first (of hopefully many) of what I am calling the Tully Lioness Chronicles, a fic series that covers the scenario of Sleeves Stained Red, where Catelyn marries Tywin Lannister in a post-RW AU. After all, what is childbirth if not a woman’s field of battle?

Battlefields )