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Nov. 19th, 2015

Mockingjay Part 2: Thoughts & Feels

MOCKINGJAY DAY. Man, I've been running on high anticipation for so long that it feels totally weird not to have that anymore!

Reactions under cut, and also ALL THE SPOILERS, so stay away if you haven't watched it yet! )

Oct. 25th, 2015

Fic: Our Days of Blood and Sunset (Spartacus - Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

Ever since my last War of the Damned rewatch, I've had all these ~feelings~ about Nasir and how the fuck you would cope with being pre-emptively dumped, left to deal with a lot of war-related crap on your own, finding our your lover has got himself killed, blaming the shit out of yourself for it, then finding out he's alive (YAY!) but horrifically injured (NOOO!). Stable, steady support? Cuddles and kisses? An explosion of unconditional love? I don't believe it for a minute. Not this fucking Syrian.

So sometime last week, I started to work on what I thought would be a 500-word character study thing to explore how he'd actually be pissed as hell while having to balance that with supportive boyfriend mode.

It... kind of exploded, lol.

Title: Our Days of Blood and Sunset
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir, Castus, Naevia, OFC (Nasir POV)
Word Count: ~11,000
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Angst and feels. Y’know, the usual. Also medical trauma and warrior identity issues.
Summary: Nasir knows he should not be angry at someone he’d thought lost forever, someone he loves this much who has been hurt this badly; but he can’t help it, either.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!
A/N: Set between The Dead and the Dying and Victory. Kind of a follow-up to that i live and you are gone, but you don’t have to have read that to get this (I just like to set fics in the same context, apparently). Enormous thanks to my awesome beta [info]alsha for being my soundboard and research buddy for crucifixion injuries. (Romans were fucking vile, man). All remaining medical inaccuracies are my own.

Fic is here @ AO3

Oct. 18th, 2015

Fic: that i live and you are gone (Spartacus, Gen)

Title: that i live and you are gone
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus – The Man Himself, Naevia, Agron
Word Count: 2400
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None.
Summary: Spartacus, Champion of Agonised Self-Recrimination, reflects on the loss of his friends.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: Set towards the end of The Dead and the Dying. (Yes, the title is unoriginally nabbed from “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables”.) We never see on screen how Spartacus reacts to finding Agron alive - all the focus of that reveal is on Nasir, which was definitely the right choice for the show, but I was having Sparty feels because he's lost so many people by then. Ergo, angsty wallowing.

Fic is here on AO3.

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

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. 1st, 2015

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 )

Apr. 25th, 2014

Vikings flail re: "The Choice"

So I meant to do a proper OMG YOU GUYS I'M INTO VIKINGS NOW post complete with picspam and articulate rec talk for those who aren't watching it yet, but turns out I'm too impatient and just want to flail about S02E09, so let's keep the intro brief, shall we?

I'm into Vikings now! I know some of you have been into it way longer than me - lol, you guys should've shoved this at me much harder! I also know some of you are not into it yet. To you I say, GET ON THAT, STAT. It is lovely and gritty and beautifully shot and has awesome characters and doesn't do that annoying "let's be super-anachronistic and pretend that's cool" thing that every historical show's been doing since at least Merlin.

It also has plenty to offer to active fandom.

Here's what convinced me:

1. This is Ragnar Lothbrok:

He is a Viking, doing Vikingy things. He's smirky and reckless and funny and okay, more than a little psycho at times. And sometimes he's a douche. But you root for him anyway. Because it's impossible not to.

2. This is Lagertha, his wife:

She is a shieldmaiden (hence gets to participate in all the badass Viking stuff in her own right and takes shit from no one) and is basically made of awesomesauce. If the entire show was shit, I'd still watch just for her. Girl is FIERCE.

3. This is Athelstan:

You may also know him as Grantaire from Les Miserables. Athelstan is a priest whom Ragnar takes prisoner on one of his raids and brings back home. He has an awesome character arc full of religious conflict and oodles of UST with Ragnar (Robin Hobb readers, there are lots of shades of Wintrow/Kennit here!). Which brings me to:

4. My shiny OT3:

It's fairly rare that a show offers up a convincing premise for a good threesome, so naturally I'm all over that! Sadly fandom seems to either not know how to actually do proper threesomes (all the fic I've seen so far was "Lagertha basically watches the boys get off and fiddles with herself a bit" which... no) and/or be mostly into the boys alone. Which is a compelling ship, absolutely! I just want my girl in there too *pouts*

5. Many awesome other characters, including Cato-from-Hunger-Games as Bjorn, Ragnar's son:

Perfect casting is perfect!

6. There's also Siggy, the Earl's morally ambiguous wife with the awesome eye make-up. I mostly ship her with meeeeeeeeeeeee.


I am aware that this mostly looks like "hey, watch for the pretty" but it is actually a pretty damn awesome show, trust me. I marathoned both seasons in 2 days because I couldn't stop. It is pretty grim at times (because duh, Vikings!) but never gratuitous, which I greatly appreciate after some of the crap that's been going on lately on other shows, like, OH I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONES, POSSIBLY GAME OF THRONES A LITTLE BIT YOU ASSHOLE CLUELESS DIRECTORS/WRITERS WHO DON'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT RAPE IS. Ahem.

Anyway! Intro over! Let's flail about season two ep nine, ok???


cut for spoilers )

Yeah so basically, it's nice to be into a show so much that you feel you could live there. And fix canon. Maybe. If you weren't so lazy. IDK how long this obsession is going to last but right now I'm just enjoying the hell out of it! :D

Nov. 23rd, 2013

Catching Fire! (spoilers, srsly)

*dusts off poor neglected always-down IJ which DAMMIT once again has outdated icons now arrrrrrgh*

SO! [info]alsha and [info]antiteb and I went to see Catching Fire tonight (that was AFTER going to the Weta Cave and randomly running into George R.R. Martin there, lololol wot are our lives) and I need to babble somewhere and this will do nicely! (This will mostly be incoherent rambling and capslock flail, natch).

When running into George R.R. Martin is NOT the most exciting event of your day, it's gotta be a pretty good movie! SPOILERS. )

Argh, there are so many more things and so many little things and so many feelings. I need to go again and see it roughly another seven times at least to pick up on everything and at least decide what my favourite bits were! But yeah, so I loved it and I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM ONCE AGAIN SUPPOSED TO WAIT. WHAT IS THAT. I JUST WAITED A YEAR AND A HALF. OMG GIEF MOCKINGJAY NOW.

Dec. 21st, 2012

Just a bit of LotR fandom nostalgia...

All this Hobbit madness has inspired a massive dose of renewed LotR love in me - I won't say how many hours I spent yesterday just wading through some of the old classics, cast interviews, spoofs, memes and easter eggs, and general fond remembrance *shifty eyes* It was thoroughly enjoyable, though, so I thought I'd share a random selection.

Do You Remember:

1) The Fellowship of the Pants - origin of the famous "Gondor has no pants! Gondor needs no pants!" line that can be adapted to absolutely any fandom or situation;

2) The Very Secret Diaries, which may be the only thing of actual interest Cassandra Claire ever wrote;

3) They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard! (warning: you will be singing this ALL FUCKING DAY);

4) Dom's prank interview with Elijah! (oh Lijah - your porpoise laugh is still adorbs);

5) Ahahahahah, My hed iz pastede on yay (bless you, Fandom Wank);

6) Billy & Dom & lots of penis jokes;

7) Everyone snarking on Orlando's broken rib;

8) Billy's account of how Viggo snogged him;

9) The best behind-the-scenes love story: Viggo and the horses (I still cry at that story of him buying the horse for Jane);

10) BAGENDERS!!! Still possibly my favourite bit of LotR fanfic 'verse - kind of the LotR version of The Shoebox Project <333;

11) No wonder everyone was so much into RPS. I mean, who could blame them? It was everywhere. Like a big shiny orgy;

12) Barrel-riding! (Poor Daisy Wenham and his $200 horse. And Miranda!); and

13) That spoof with Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar!

There's tons more, of course, this really is just a random sampler. I totes need another rewatch of the trilogy (when I'm not huddling in a makeshift Arctic tent in a public park, lol!)

I also went on an extended hunt for the portraits that Viggo took of some of the LotR cast back when they were shooting. And... it proved nearly fucking impossible to find the damn things. I remembered loving them back when I first saw them, and I also remembered that for some reason they weren't widely circulated even back then, possibly because Viggo is so insanely talented at everything that some of his accomplishments don't get all the attention they deserve.

Instead of one handy link, I had to chase the portraits down all across the internet (curse Tumblr and its consistent lack of source links or credit!), so I wanted to gather them all in one place - for myself to paw at, mostly, but also to share with anyone interested! I still think I'm missing a few but these were absolutely all I could find.

here there be pretties )

Dec. 14th, 2012

My week of Hobbit madness

Aaaaaah. I KNOW, I KNOW, LATE LATE LATE. It kind of sucks that I didn't get the chance to write this all up a couple weeks ago when it was completely fresh in my mind, but between visitors and work and crazy commuting, there just hasn't been any time.

Anyway, better late than never! I'd decided a while ago that even if there was no way I could shag, bribe, threaten or otherwise cheat my way into receiving an invite to the world premiere of The Hobbit on November 28 (really, and here I thought I was famous *snort*), nor, alternatively, pay for one (tickets went for $2000 each, apparently - youch), I was still going to be in Wellington that week, come hell or high water, and soak in as much Hobbitsphere as I possibly could.

The timing worked out well since the lovely [info]alsha and I had tickets to see Avenue Q in Palmerston North that week anyway, so I just extended my stay to make sure I'd be in Welly on premiere day.

A note on picspam: Some of the photos are a little too wide for my IJ layout but this post has already taken way longer than it should and I am not resizing the damn things now, lol. If you want to see the pics properly, look at them while on the "leave a comment" screen!

Pre-premiere excitement )

Hobbit Fair, public screenings, LotR love, with a smidge of hypothermia plot )

Red carpet stalkage! (here there be picspam) )

And I think that's pretty much it! I have more pics but they're all variations on the ones I've posted here. It was a fabulous day, the atmosphere was great, everyone was lovely beyond belief, and I'm pleased as pie that we got to go, that we got such a good spot, and that everything worked out so beautifully. The city went all out for the entire week and being able to be a part of it just about made me explode with fangirly joy. Now all that's left to do is ACTUALLY WATCH THE DAMN MOVIE, which we're doing this Sunday (in 3D, because 3D means Richard Armitage will reach out of the screen and snog me, Y/Y? /science). I CAN'T WAIT.

And if you've made it through this massive post, you deserve a cookie, or at least some Lembas bread:


And Richard Armitage singing, because reasons.

Sep. 2nd, 2012

Stuff Wot I Did On My Hols (Part 1) - The Doctor And I

So I recently took time off from work. I realise normal people do this all the time, but I don't. Or if I do, it's for necessary reasons, like being sick or urgently having to go somewhere or attend something, etc. etc.

This was not that kind of Taking Off Time From Work. This was for purely selfish reasons, just so I could go to Wellington lots and sleep in and bum around and read books and watch telly for three weeks. You guys, it was glorious. I never wanted it to end. (Why are there no rich patrons anymore? Why will no one pay me to sit on my arse all day and drink wine while I watch ALL the shows? Honestly, careers are so overrated.)

I did mean to do updates about what I got up to, but I think I'm gonna split it into parts because I have trouble with conciseness. Hence, Part 1: telly!

Near the top on my agenda was catching up with Doctor Who before the new series started. And I did, oh did I ever. )

I'll be running out of hyperbole-adjacent adjectives anytime now, so I'll say no more other than I AM SO GLAD I DECIDED TO CATCH UP. And now, of course, having to wait for new eps to air will be torture. But oh so delish.



Jul. 28th, 2012

Musicals, Musicals, Musicals

Certain people who I shall not name have been bombarding me with a staccato of Elisabeth clips lately, and I'm currently in the process of subtitling another one of my all-time favourite German musicals, so it's no surprise that the world of musicals has been on my mind in general.

So in my ongoing quest to reclaim meme-ing from tumblr, have a 30 Days of Musicals meme:

In love with musical - Songs, performers, productions, costumes, and roughly 70,000 YouTube clips )

Jul. 3rd, 2012

Fancast/pimping: The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

So far, 2012 has been an excellent year for new fandom discoveries. Between Revenge and The Middleman and Teen Wolf, I already don't even know which way to swoon first, and that's not even taking into account all the great books.

So here's another book rec, because I am seriously bursting with love and I need to share: The Demon's Lexicon is a young-adult urban fantasy trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan, whom some of you may remember from her Harry Potter fanfic days and the epic win of "Underwater Light", and whom the rest of you need to start reading, like, NOW.

The trilogy consists of three books: The Demon's Lexicon, The Demon's Covenant and The Demon's Surrender. I read the first one years ago when it came out and wasn't that impressed; then I reread it this year and fell violently in love. Go figure.

I suck at plot summaries, so here's what the blurb for the first book has to say about the premise:

"Sixteen-year-old Nick knows that demons are real. Magicians call up demons in exchange for their power. The demons can appear in any shape, show you marvels, promise you anything - until you invite them in and receive their mark.

What happens next?
First you get possessed.
Then you die.

Nick's been on the run his whole life, ever since his mother stole a charm from the most feared magician of them all, and the only person he trusts is his brother Alan. Alan's just been marked by a demon. Only Nick can save him, but to do so he must face the magicians - and kill them. The hunt is on, and Nick's going to discover things he never dreamed were out there."

So yeah. There's lots of drama and darkness and violence and running from things and running after things. Lots of saving each other's lives, and also risking each other's lives. And of course there has to be time for snarky one-liners while doing either. And for hitting on people. Or rejecting people. Or becoming friends with people you really, really didn't plan on being friends with.

On my personal scale of awesomeness, which measures everything in this particular genre against Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I should find a name for that - the Buffy Meter?), this gets about 90%. The writing is smart and fun. There's snarky dialogue and a clever sense of humour ("My life was going to flash before my eyes, but it decided to hide behind my eyes and quake with terror instead."). There's heartbreak. There are clever twists and the pacing is great. When Nick and Alan are forced to team up with another marked boy and his sister - who is as determined to save her brother as Nick is to save his - the obligatory teenage love tangles ensue, but there are no cliché turns here. This story does one of my favourite things really well: reversal of stereotype. The women are smart and strong and nobody is annoyingly perfect - on the contrary, everyone is fucked up in the most delicious ways, lol. There's a strong focus on unconventional friendships and family ties, especially sibling relationships, complete with twisted loyalties and betrayal and agonies of all sort. It is fabulous.

Above all, it has well-crafted, compelling characters. That are insanely shippy. I love every single one of them so much that I can't even pick a favourite, so instead, I've done a fancast and am just going to throw all of them at you. With the proviso that if/when you read the books, you are grudgingly allowed to imagine them completely differently ;) And if you're very keen on not being exposed to someone else's physical idea of characters, don't click on the cut or don't read on.

Thus endeth the rec.

(Basically this was my excuse to collect a bunch of pretty pictures of pretty people and flail embarrassingly about beloved characters at the same time. Everyone wins, especially me.)

((Also this is spoiler-free. I am not giving away any major plot points.))

Character fancast picspam! )

May. 17th, 2012

Shameless pimping: Revenge

Yeah, yeah, I know. SO MUCH TO WATCH ALREADY. I don't care, you guys - I still need to introduce you to my new show!crush. I think it's time my friends knew about us. I mean, it's not like we're *dating* or anything. This isn't the kind of show for a steady relationship. It's the kind of show that you watch and mock and tease and make out with a few drunken times, and then before you know it, you're having FEELINGS and you know you're fucked. Because you know the FEELINGS will be used against you. You know you're losing ground. You know you should turn back, that you're already in too deep. But you can't stop.

So I don't know what exactly it is we're doing, and I know whatever it is might end up destroying me, but I know I don't want to stop.

Friendslist, please meet my beautiful, fucked-up, funny, soapy, gritty, issues-ridden crush...


Schemes and plots and all the feelings )

So, yeah. I REGRET NOTHING. The show is currently nearing its season 1 finale (episode 22 airs next week), and it's been tight and engaging and suspenseful throughout, with plenty of humour and emotion to keep it real. And unlike certain other shows I could name *coughcough RINGER coughcough*, there is plenty of life left in this premise - I could easily watch another 3 seasons of this, and I am so glad that there's going to be more.

May. 25th, 2011

Ducks, Injuries, and Goodbyes

Various and sundry updatey stuff:

-Buffy, duck. -Huh?? There's a duck? )

Allein, allein! )

Undead cabbie )

Goodbye to AWZ, again )

Off to write fic and curl up with cats. Rainy winter is rainy.

May. 9th, 2011

Fic: The Moves of Jennifer Steinkamp (Roman, Jenny, Lars, pre-canon)

Happy belated birthday, Momo!! I'm sorry I'm so late - this turned out a wee bit longer than planned. :p

Title: The Moves of Jennifer Steinkamp
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Alles was zählt; Roman Wild, Jennifer Steinkamp, Lars Berger. PAUL PRADEL PAUL PRADEL PAUL PRADEL. (Shup. His 2-3 mentions totes make him a main character in this. YES THEY DO.)
Word Count: ~13,000
Rating: PG
Summary: This is the story of the second time Roman fell in love, which means, naturally, that this is a story all about Jennifer Charlotte Annabelle Steinkamp.
Disclaimer: The characters of Alles was zählt belong to RTL, more’s the pity.
Author’s Notes: Back when AWZ canon was awesomely layered and generally consistent, there was a wealth of intriguing backstory to explore, including two things that have always nagged at me insistently:
1) Roman has admitted to having been genuinely in love three times (ep356). With Marc and Deniz taking the first and third spot, I’ve always wondered about No. 2 (no, bloody Andrew doesn't count :p).
2) The events unfolding between Jenny and Lars when they first met, and Roman’s extreme insistence that the Steinkamps not hire Lars in the late 500s. Details were required.
Also, those who have watched the early AWZ eps might recognise a certain stunt that Jenny pulled on Diana once. I liked the idea that she might’ve learned it from Roman.
Huge thanks to my wonderful brainthird [info]lilithilien for her super-speedy beta! <333

It's too long for IJ, so...

(Read The Moves of Jennifer Steinkamp at AO3)

And for those who care about such things, this is the piece I had in mind for Jenny's competition music:

Mar. 18th, 2011

"Du kannst den Leuten den größten Scheiß verkaufen. Du musst nur selbst daran glauben, dass es funktioniert."
~Roman Wild, 2009

Jan. 9th, 2011

Fic: Slayer – Love Hurts (And Then The Mop Goes Into The Dragon) (DeRo, Marc, Isabelle, Tom; NC-17)

The reveals for HoFest went up, so I can finally claim & repost this leviathan fic! On Archive of Our Own, mind, because it's way too long for IJ. FTR, I've done some final tweaking on it because I was looking at it during HoFest and found a few mistakes so this is a slightly cleaned-up version.


Title: Slayer – Love Hurts (And Then The Mop Goes Into The Dragon)
Author: [info]aldiara
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Roman Wild, Deniz Öztürk, Marc Hagendorf, Isabelle Steinkamp, Tom Reichenbach, Vanessa Steinkamp, Florian Wild, Marian Öztürk; Deniz/Roman, *Roman/Marc, Marc/Tom* [highlight for hinted-at other pairings]
Summary: Being an account of what transpired at the Öztürk/Wild household and elsewhere after certain events inconveniently recalling the recent past. A story involving ice musicals, skating games, bitchy skaters, clueless computer nerds, stage drama, porn, dragons, horses, untimely revelations, need for closure, questionable likelihood of attaining closure, and Many Many Issues.
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): Excessive musical cheesiness. Defilement of sacred kitchen appliances.
Word Count: 44,000
Author's Notes: Originally written as a gift for [info]ktbob (<3333333333) during HoHoHo Fest on [info]no7_awz and posted here. Diverges from canon sometime past episode 1020, although Jenny's disappearance still happened. For the purposes of this fic, Katja never returned from Halle, and the Frank=Franziska reveal took place earlier than in canon. All ludicrous flaws regarding descriptions of skating, localities and ice show production belong to author.
Special thanks: 1) To my wonderful brainthird [info]lilithilien for agreeing to beta this monster and offering some incredibly useful and necessary suggestions. 2) To DG, for the dragon, for the musical plot (modified by me, because every GBWI story needs a totalitarian overlord complex bitch queen), for the title and the inspiration. 3) To [info]alsha, for the cheerleading, for helping with that dratted scene, for a dragon named Yuri. 4) To [info]ktbob, for ranting in the comments of ep915 that the only acceptable answer to the question "What changed?" should have been "I did."


Read "Slayer" here @ AO3

Aaaaaaaand here's the playbill, lovingly designed by the fabulous Lil! *explodes in spontaneous bursts of squeeeeeeeeee and love* )


Jun. 25th, 2010

Then That Thing Happened, on This Show I Watch

Spoilers re: 954, not for content, just for feelings you can feel )

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