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Mierke
07 January 2017 @ 07:16 pm
Dear [community profile] chocolateboxcomm writer,

My apologies for the delay! Life is totally kicking my ass right now. That said, I'm really excited to celebrate these fandoms with you! And you are obviously a lovely person, because only lovely persons enjoy these shows.

I’m pretty easy to write for; I read a lot of fanfic in a lot of different genres, and am up for almost anything. I love dark, deep fics (I’m okay with character death as well), but I can also really enjoy a happy fluffy one.
The ideas below are just a couple of things that I like about the fandoms; feel free to write something completely different than what I’m asking for!

A couple of my favourite things in fics are: soulmate AUs, fake dating, rain setting, non-chronological writing, letters.
I do have a couple of do not wants: graphic self-harm, zombies, genderswaps, character bashing, mpreg, and cunnilungus.

The Big Bang TheoryCollapse )

CastleCollapse )

Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCollapse )

Dance AcademyCollapse )

Gilmore GirlsCollapse )

You Me HerCollapse )



Oh, LJ and DW, I love you both. Thank you for keeping my social life, well, alive. Feel free to comment on either site.
 
 
Mierke
02 January 2017 @ 07:48 pm

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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I've already talked about how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend impacted and changed my life. It's something that I feel very strongly about, and I could probably fill another post with it, but somehow that felt too... easy, too uninspired. After all, I'm a pop culture fanatic, surely I can think of something or someone else who influenced me?

It didn't take much thought, really.

The Kitten, the Witches and the Bad Wardrobe

This is the Willow/Tara fanfic community I found after discovering Buffy when I was 14 or 15 years old. I was lonely, I had just seen the final episodes of Season 6 (as in, just those episodes, I had never seen an episode of the show before), and something clicked in me when that couple came on the screen. The first scene I vividly remember is Tara telling Willow "I got so lost" and Willow with a determination born out of so much love telling her "I found you, I will always find you" - mind you, at that point I had no idea who Tara was as a character, because I entered the series after Glory violated her mind. And still it resonated with me in a way that no other love story before that did. I'd seen every episode of Heartbreak High I could catch, and I loved Dr. Quinn and I was invested in the story between her and Scully, but it didn't really touch me. Willow and Tara, though? That changed something in me. I was just at a time when I was discovering my sexuality, and I was, like Tara, so very lost. The Kitten showed me a whole new world, a world in which I could be myself, a world in which Willow and Tara could be more than just characters on a screen; a world in which they became something beautiful, something alive, something that was almost elevated to deity status (I don't really frequent the board anymore, but I remember being so grateful for their happy ending rule, because I needed that, I needed to know that no matter how dark it got, no matter what got in the way, these two could work it out; this couple was a part of me, and knowing that they would live and love happily ever after made me believe in a future for myself).

I've had other ships since then; I've had other ships within the Buffy fandom even. Nowadays when I rewatch Buffy it's Buffy/Giles that catches my eye, and Willow/Tara gets no more than a sideways glance. But no other ship ever meant that much to me; while I might get defensive about Hermione/Snape, or Rory/Logan, or any other ship I ship that gets a lot of hate, and while I can read hours upon hours of Castle/Beckett fanfic, and while realising I'm shipping two characters in a series is still a sure sign I'm getting invested (curse you, Chandler and Joey!), nothing comes close to the intense relationship I had with that first ship. I genuinely believe that without Willow and Tara to guide the way, without The Kitten to help light it, I wouldn't have been able to come out; they helped me discover who I was, and gave me a way of knowing myself.



Oh, LJ and DW, I love you both. Thank you for keeping my social life, well, alive. Feel free to comment on either site.
 
 
Mierke
01 January 2017 @ 07:41 pm

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Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


1) Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow, The Safest Option (1,168 words)
I sometimes like my fic dark, especially within the Buffy fandom, and especially when it's Willow. The Safest Option might just be one of my darkest yet, but I'm pretty proud of it. It's an AU veering away from Willow cursing Angel at the end of season 2.

2) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Amy, This is not a game (1,156 words)
I like crawling inside people's heads, it's one of the main reasons I write fanfic. I personally think this is a pretty good take on who Amy is. Since this wasn't an exchange entry, this is actually my B99 fic with the least hits, and I don't think that's deserved.

3) Finding Carter, Taylor & Carter, Whoever she may be (3,229 words)
I've given up on Finding Carter after 2.12, but this was written back when I still really loved the show. I love the atmosphere I managed to hit in this story.



Oh, LJ and DW, I love you both. Thank you for keeping my social life, well, alive. Feel free to comment on either site.
 
 
Mierke
04 September 2016 @ 03:07 pm
Dear [community profile] femslashex writer,

I'm really excited to celebrate these pairings with you!

I’m pretty easy to write for; I read a lot of fanfic in a lot of different genres, and am up for almost anything. I love dark, deep fics (I’m okay with character death as well), but I can also really enjoy a happy fluffy one.
The ideas below are just a couple of things that I like about the fandoms; feel free to write something completely different than what I’m asking for!

A couple of my favourite things in fics are: soulmate AUs, fake dating, rain setting, non-chronological writing, letters.
I do have a couple of do not wants: graphic self-harm, zombies, genderswaps, character bashing, mpreg, and cunnilungus.

CastleCollapse )

Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCollapse )

Brooklyn Nine-NineCollapse )

Hart of DixieCollapse )



Oh, LJ and DW, I love you both. Thank you for keeping my social life, well, alive. Feel free to comment on either site.
 
 
Mierke
19 July 2016 @ 07:39 am
Dear Rachel Bloom,

My name is Maria. I’m a 27 year old woman living in Belgium. I’m bisexual, polyamorous and happily married to my high school sweetheart. I work from home as a project manager for a translation company and once upon a time seriously considered a career as an accountant.

I am nothing like Rebecca Bunch.

Yet when I was 18 years old, I fled an unhappy life and moved to a city in a foreign country where they spoke a language I barely knew because I had fallen in love. Granted, I’d fallen in love with a city not a guy (and brought my girlfriend with me), but love is love and I was convinced it would make me happy. I quite often make no sense. I struggle with borderline personality disorder, and a lot of Rebecca’s struggles are mine.

In all the ways that count, I am exactly like Rebecca Bunch.

One of my favourite moments of the series so far was when Heather told her classroom: “I don’t wanna label her. I just wanna be her friend.” This was quite the eye opener for me. When people get to know Rebecca, they don’t want to run the other way, they want to get closer. People care about Rebecca!
And more importantly – I care about Rebecca. To the point that during some episodes I can hardly breathe because I want things to go well for her. I desperately want her to be happy. When her entire life fell apart and her inner refrain of “You stupid bitch” sounded, I just wanted to hold her and tell her everything would be okay.

Slowly, episode by episode, I started to realise that if I’m Rebecca, which is something I feel quite strongly about, and I care about Rebecca… The logical conclusion would be to start caring about myself, and want the same things for me – happiness, love, acceptance – that I so desperately want for her.

And so a show called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend taught me how to love myself. I’m not there yet – but every time I rewatch a scene, or listen to one of the songs, or recognize something in my life that reminds me of Rebecca, I’m reminded of it.

Your show is quite literally changing my life.

Thank you.
Maria



Oh, LJ and DW, I love you both. Thank you for keeping my social life, well, alive. Feel free to comment on either site.
 
 
 
Mierke
07 May 2016 @ 07:10 pm
Title: Wolfram & Hart
Author: Mierke
Fandom & Disclaimer: Buffy’s not mine, it’s Joss Whedon’s. Neither is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is mostly Rachel Bloom's. I’m just borrowing their worlds and very thankful for the chance.
Pairing/Characters: Angel, Rebecca
Prompt: Rebecca Bunch goes into a bar and meets... Angel (Buffy)!
Words: 863
Rating: G
Warnings: No warnings needed.
Spoilers/Timeline: For Crazy Ex-Girlfriend this is set at the beginning of the series, in an alternate way in which Rebecca could have handled the moving to west Covina thing. For Buffy, this is just after Angel moved to Los Angeles (though I'm pretending the two situations are happening at the same time).
Summary: Rebecca needs a job; Wolfram & Hart just might be hiring.

Wolfram & HartCollapse )



Oh, LJ and DW, I love you both. Thank you for keeping my social life, well, alive. Feel free to comment on either site.