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Oct. 3rd, 2015

Fannish Saturday

My lovely three-week holiday is drawing to a close. Brb, crying forever :CCCCCCCCCCC My clients, naturally, have cottoned on that I am back and are trying to give me work for the weekend. A WORLD OF NO.

BUT next week is far, far away *bends time* and I have so many fannish things to do today!

1. Joining the fabulous [info]omarandjohnny in a game of Every Saturday Is Halloween, so it's cosplay time! I *think* I'll start off with Amy from In the Flesh, but I already have so many ideas that some of these Saturdays may need to become Wednesdays or Sundays, lol. We'll see how much stamina I actually have.

2. 12-ish hours until Drabble Day starts! Words cannot express how excited I am. Holy fuck tho, I have no coffee in the house, this needs to change pronto! (Last time we did it, I napped for a few hours at some point but felt utterly shattered after, so I'll try to just stay up this time.)

3. Fic to write! I need to get my arse in gear and finish my cracky plotbunny about Barca teaching Nasir how to use a spear (and being a leering asshole about it, natch *cuddles his wanky self*). I *was* having heaps of fun with it until I got sidetracked by the threesome fic that would not end and I'm totally in the mood for something light and funny after that, so LET'S DO THIS.


Oct. 1st, 2015

Fic: Worth Every Moment (Spartacus; Agron/Nasir/Castus; NC-17)

I finally finished the threesome fic that's been kicking my arse for over a month! \o/ \o/ \o/ I CAN HAVE MY LIFE BACK, lol.

Title: Worth Every Moment
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Pairings: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir, Agron/Nasir/Castus (Agron POV)
Word Count: ~15,500
Rating: Explicit (or Porn With Issues according to the [info]winterlover rating system)
Warnings: Angst. Loads of it.
Summary: Sharing is not a natural impulse to Agron, and it’s difficult to imagine three where two have always been not just enough, but more than he ever dreamed. He doesn’t want or need more than Nasir, but the simple truth is that he would try anything for him.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: 1. Set during some vaguely extended period of kicking Roman ass on the plains, post-307. Incidentally works as a follow-up to Weather the Storm, although both are stand-alones.
2. look i know they’re vexingly monogamous and all but idgaf. all i ever wanted was a pony and anyone anywhere ever just FOR ONCE to at least TRY the threesome solution. and i never got a pony. so dammit, you boys are gonna do this or so help me. jupiter’s fucking cock.
3. Thanks to my fabulous beta [info]alsha <333

Worth Every Moment @ AO3

Sep. 19th, 2015

Fic: Weather the Storm (Spartacus; Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

Title: Weather the Storm
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir (Nasir POV)
Word Count: ~5100
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Semi-public sex? (There is a blanket.) APPARENTLY NOW HAIR PORN ALSO. THANKS [info]lilithilien.
Summary: In which Agron and Nasir deal with the snow storm in absolutely the only medically approved way one should ever deal with life-threatening cold. (Also, there’s angsty musings about Castus. If that turns you off, I cannot help you, because Castus is divine and I want a threesome more than I’ve ever wanted a pony, so there.)
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!
A/N: LET’S HUDDLE FOR BODY HEAT AND LET’S ALSO BONE, BECAUSE WHY NOT. Set during the storm in Mors Indecepta, because if ever there was a hypothermia plot wasted on the wrong pairing… that would be that. Thanks so much to Alsha for beta-ing <3

Fic is here @ AO3

Drabble round-up

Apparently I have done a shitload of drabbles recently and not bothered cross-posting, so I'm just rounding up the lot.

Title: The Paths We Never Trod
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus, various
Word Count: 1200 (12 drabbles)
Rating: Gen
Warnings: Major character death.
Summary: Twelve characters I wished we could have kept around for longer or under different circumstances, to see where they ended up instead.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.

The Paths We Never Trod @ AO3

The Paths We Never Trod )

Title: A Warrior's Hands
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir (Agron POV)
Word Count: 300 (triple drabble)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Angst, PTSD. (I feel kinda daft warning for either on this show, surely it's a given).
Summary: These days, his enemies and friends are gone, and Agron is angry mostly at his own body: especially his hands that take too long to remember what they are, why they need to be strong.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!

A Warrior's Hands @ AO3

A Warrior's Hands )

Title: Doesn't Truly Matter
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Skins, series 5, Franky/Mini
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Franky is Franky; somehow that's always been enough.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Skins, either. Le sigh.
A/N: Birthday drabble for [info]alsha

Doesn't Truly Matter @ AO3

Doesn't Truly Matter )

Title: Not Always Easy
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Lip Service, Sam/Lexy
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Sam and Lexy try to make it work but it's OH LOOK AT THE SUPER-IMAGINATIVE TITLE.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Lip Service, either. Le sigh.
A/N: Birthday drabble for [info]alsha

Not Always Easy @ AO3

Not Always Easy )

Title: Some Navigation Required
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Community, Britta/Annie
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: As per usual, Britta thinks she knows what she's doing.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Community, whyyyyyyy!
A/N: Birthday drabble for [info]alsha

Some Navigation Required @ AO3

Some Navigation Required )

Title: As Occasion Suits
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Harry Potter, Harry/Draco
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: When things go pear-shaped on your special day.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Harry Potter, whyyyyyyy!
A/N: Birthday drabble for [info]lumosed_quill

As Occasion Suits @ AO3

As Occasion Suits )

Sep. 6th, 2015

New Fandom, Let's Try This Again: Spartacus

*dusts off IJ* Time for that semi-annual HELLO I'M ALIVE LEMME PIMP A SHOW!! post! :p

I may have mentioned (read: endlessly spammed Twitter until everyone was thoroughly fed up) that I recently got into Spartacus. In a major way. In a "whoa, I don't think any other show grabbed me this way since AWZ" kinda way. Obviously, I've had fandom flings since then, like with Teen Wolf and Doctor Who and Hunger Games and Revenge and Vikings, but nothing has quite had me in this state of constant FEELS and major withdrawal after watching (and tbh, between original watch, insta-rewatch with the ever obliging [info]alsha, commentary rewatch, and random fic research rewatches, I've probably hit some episodes about 6 times by now, and each one at least 3 - have I mentioned it's only been 2 months since I started?)... well, it's The Thing. The obsession thing. The one that drags me in and puts me through the emotional grinder and makes me love every second and steals my sleep and makes me spend ~3 hours in one go researching Roman baths and the chronology of the Third Servile War, and has me sobbing in ridic woe that I don't have $3000 handy to go to Spartacon at a week's notice.

You know, the stuff of life :p

In a way it feels silly to do a pimping post, because I'm years late to the party and I even remember people flailing at the time, but EKP was still going when Spartacus was airing, so there was just no way I could have got into it at the time. Which sucks in some ways (where is the fandom now? How do I join? Wait, is it all on Tumblr because I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW TUMBLR WORKS, ARGH!) and is nice in some other ways (I can't even imagine the torture of watching week-to-week!).

I started watching more or less on a whim, because I was craving something history-adjacent and lots-of-combat and slashy. Boy does it ever meet those criteria! I'd also been warned that the fist few eps are a bit ridic. I mean, yeah, there's so much nudity and gore, you can't help but laugh, right? I did do the amused mockery thing for... ~maybe 2 eps? Then I was INVESTED, man. I mean, I was still mocking for maybe another 2 episodes, but by that point I had realised that nothing here is gratuitous and visual style is deliberate (they shot it like a graphic novel, how cool is that?) and the story-telling and character development is actually really really ridiculously good, and UGH SHOW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME.

So without further to-do, Why Spartacus Is Awesome And You Should Absolutely Watch It If You Haven't Already:

(putting this behind a cut because holy GIFness, Batman!) )

Sep. 2nd, 2015

Fic: Demons of Our Minds And Marrow (Spartacus; Spartacus/Ilithyia; NC-17)

Title: Demons of Our Minds and Marrow
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus, Spartacus/Ilithyia
Word Count: ~3600
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Dungeon-bound hatesex. And the lady is quite pregnant, if that is your squick.
Summary: They both dream of each other as their darkest demons, riding the edge of hatred and desire.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. More importantly, I don’t own Ilithyia. SOB.
A/N: Written for Bring Back The Porn. Thanks to Alsha for the ruthless beta <3

Demons of Our Minds And Marrow on AO3

Demons of Our Minds And Marrow )

Sep. 1st, 2015

Fic: Shut Up And Take A Fucking Bath (Spartacus; Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

Title: Shut Up And Take A Fucking Bath
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Nasir/Agron (Agron POV)
Word Count: 3600
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None.
Summary: Agron has no appreciation for the comforts of a well-appointed bath. Luckily, Nasir is happy to educate. (Such an altruist, that Nasir.)
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!
A/N: Written for Bring Back The Porn. Thanks to Alsha for the beta and title inspiration!

~~~ Shut Up And Take A Fucking Bath at AO3 ~~~

Shut Up And Take A Fucking Bath )

Fic: Revelationes In Tangendo (Spartacus; Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

Title: Revelationes In Tangendo
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir, Nasir POV
Word Count: ~4500
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Some remnants of slavery-related PTSD.
Summary: It still feels odd to choose. To be not only allowed but expected to shape his own purpose every day, in little things and large. Who to fight for. Who to break words or take meals with. Who to fuck.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!
A/N: Post That Scene in 208, so your basic first-time, really. I was gonna make Nasir top because I love me some topping Nasir but then he was all NOPE, I GET TO PICK, MEEEEE, and I was all… well, ok then, BB, whatever works for you :p (title translates roughly as Revelations in Touching. Tell me again taking Latin in school was a waste of time!) Written for Bring Back The Porn. Thanks to Alsha for beta-ing!

~~~ Revelationes In Tangendo on AO3 ~~~

Revelationes In Tangendo )

Fic: Desperate Games (Spartacus; Barca/Pietros; NC-17)

Title: Desperate Games
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus, Barca/Pietros, Barca POV
Word Count: ~2700
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Angst. I cannot smut without angst.
Summary: In a life that requires deception to survive, Pietros is ever bent on truth, and Barca fears every day it might mark their undoing.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: Written for Bring Back The Porn. Big thanks to my lovely beta Alsha :)

~~~ Desperate Games at AO3 ~~~

Desperate Games )

FIC: Chosen Hands (Spartacus; Saxa/Belesa, NC-17)

Title: Chosen Hands
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus, Saxa/Belesa, Belesa POV
Word Count: ~1600
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Angst. Because I cannot smut without angst.
Summary: Belesa is free to choose, but choosing Saxa is never easy or without consequence.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. If I did, it would have gone pretty much exactly as canon, except I would have given all that screentime wasted on Sibyl to Saxa and Belesa (or Agron and Nasir and Castus) instead :p
A/N: My 1st Bring Back The Porn contribution this year! Basically this is one of my favourite barely-tertiary relationships of season three and I just want to play with it more! Big thanks and kudos to Alsha for her insightful beta <3

~~~ Chosen Hands at AO3 ~~~

Chosen Hands )

Aug. 29th, 2015

Fic: Walking Barefoot Into Fire (Spartacus; Saxa/Belesa; PG-13)

Title: Walking Barefoot Into Fire
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Saxa/Belesa (Saxa POV)
Word Count: 1300
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None.
Summary: Saxa is done with Gannicus’s fuckwittage. And Belesa has crap timing.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus, or Saxa. This makes me sad :(
A/N: Beta’d by Alsha. Thanks! <333

~~~ Fic is here at AO3 ~~~

Fic: We Were Strangers In the Snow (Spartacus; Castus, Belesa; Gen)

Hooray, my muse lives! Revving up for Bring Back the Porn with some non-porny Spartacus fics.

Title: We Were Strangers In the Snow
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Castus, Belesa
Word Count: ~1400
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None
Summary: In which Belesa and Castus bond over their inconvenient crushes and some truly awful wine.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: I got the idea for this when I noticed that in the scene in ep307 where Agron grumble-bluster-hate-frees Castus, the woman sitting next to him in the snow is Belesa. And I immediately wanted these two to become BFFs. Tertiary love-lorn woobie characters unite! Big thanks to Alsha for beta-ing <3

~~~ Fic is here at AO3 ~~~

Aug. 19th, 2015

BBTP! *pokes around* Anyone?

Anyone doing anything for... *drumroll*

I am trying to, but I've forgotten how to 1) write 2) smut. Not helpful! (not to mention my Spartacus obsession, though satisfactorily rapid and all-consuming, is about 5 years too late to feel properly involved in fandom, so now I feel like that awkward person who is super-late to the potluck with, like, a casserole, when everyone is having fancy desserts, lol).

Anyway, if anyone's inclined to poke at things, let's commiserate/encourage/enable/ drown our writing-related woes in booze together! \o/

(i got a new computer since i last used IJ. HOW DOES ANYTHING EVEN WORK.)

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