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The X-Files have been reopened...

...And so far at least, it is a glorious, nostalgic, perfectly imperfect delight.

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Overall, though I might have been more annoyed at the subpar dialogue/conspiracy blather without the extreme nostalgic squee factor, I enjoyed it a lot. I'm very much looking forward to my beloved characters continuing to appear in more new episodes(!) as the revival continues to air.
veronica mars

Guide to the "Bloodlines" series (The Blacklist fic)

This is for those who have been reading/might want to read the (very weird supernatural AU) series that mack_the_spoon and I are writing over on AO3 for The Blacklist. It's getting quite long, and as a reader over there pointed out, that can get confusing if you're trying to read it in order. Especially since some sections are by only me, some sections are just by Mack, and the rest are by both of us, so that ends up meaning we had to label it as two series with the same name on AO3. Gets a little messy!

So here goes. This will be updated as we continue to post more parts of the series.

Roughly chronological order:

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Whew, that's a lot of fic! Thank you so very much to anyone and everyone who has read this series even without this guide, or who makes the effort to read it now. :) We're enjoying writing it so much. It's by far the longest series either of us has ever written.
desk, charlie, life

Fic: We Bleed The Same (The Blacklist, 1/1)

Title: We Bleed The Same
Spoilers: Up to 2X14, “T. Earl King, VI”
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Elizabeth Keen, Raymond “Red” Reddington, Dembe Zuma, Donald Ressler, Samar Navabi
Summary: If Liz had been just one second later, she might have been too late – and she knows it.
Disclaimer: I don't own this show or its characters.
Author's Note: This story takes place in the same supernatural AU as a number of other Blacklist fics I've written (and some cowritten with my sister) but not yet published. The supernatural elements aren't quite as obvious in this one as in the others, but they're hinted at.
Thanks to mack_the_spoon for her beta.


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Fic: In The Shadows (24)

mack_the_spoon and I have finally posted the first complete installment of our very AU 24 fic over at AO3.

Title: In The Shadows
Spoilers: Post-Day 3, some spoilers for Day 4
Rating: PG-13 – nothing higher than the show itself. Language and violence.
Characters: Jack Bauer, Curtis Manning, Michelle Dessler, Tony Almeida, Kim Bauer, James Heller, Audrey Raines, others. Tony/Michelle, a little bit of Jack/Audrey.
Summary: When Jack is called in to help CTU take down a particular domestic terrorist group, the raid has lasting personal effects. AU.
Disclaimer: I don't own this show or its characters.
Authors' Note: This takes place in sort of the same universe as a few of our West Wing stories, but it's not a crossover because actually crossing over TWW with 24 would be too depressing for us. (No need to know TWW to read this story.) As far as the timeline goes, consider it sort of a prequel to Day 4 that has implications for that day.
Thanks to Val for the beta.

Link to the story over on AO3.

veronica mars

Fic: Such A Long Time (24, 1/1)

Title: Such A Long Time
Spoilers: Up to the finale of 24: LAD, and speculation of what might be coming out of the LAD Blu-Ray featurette.
Characters: Chloe O'Brian, Tony Almeida, Kim Bauer, Kate Morgan, Belcheck
Rating: PG-13 for language and a mention of self-harm
Summary: After she returns to the US, Chloe visits someone she once counted as a friend, for a very specific purpose.
Disclaimer: I don't own this show or these characters.
Author's Note: Thanks to mack_the_spoon for the beta. Any remaining mistakes are mine.

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I haven't been very active on Television Without Pity since - I guess around 2008, when all the excitement about TXF: I Want to Believe led to a resurgence in posts in the TWoP XF forums (and here on LJ, for that matter). Lately, I've only regularly been checking a few threads, including the meet market for Doctor Who, the West Wing thread, and just a couple of others. But man, since the news broke that NBC is closing down the site and not even allowing its archives to be public after May, I'm realizing how much I'm going to miss it.

TWoP was my gateway into online fandom. Through it, I made a lot of online friends (most of whom I still keep in contact with, in some way or another). I went to a few TWoP Cons. Originally, I found the site primarily through Sara M's fantastic, hilarious House recaps, back when that show was A) airing, and B) excellent. The site helped me discover other awesome TV shows, and helped me learn how to write things on the internet. I used to love the Doctor Who forum, the X-Files forum, the House forum, that whole TV-show-inspired motivational poster craze in the Creative Pursuits section...

Goodbye, TWoP. I'm glad you existed, and I will be sorry to see you go. I'm not sure where I'll go if I want to have moderated, reasonable discussion about my favorite TV shows after you're gone.
veronica mars

Fic: Ebb Tide (Veronica Mars, 1/1)

Sooo... I loved the Veronica Mars movie. Like, a lot. Like, I haven't really stopped thinking about it lately at all. And oddly enough, among the many ideas floating around in my head, this is the one fic that I actually finished writing first.

Title: Ebb Tide
Spoilers: Post-movie
Characters/Pairing: Veronica Mars, Dick Casablancas, Logan Echolls, Logan/Veronica
Summary: The events leading up to the movie didn't just affect Logan and Veronica.
Rating: PG-13 for minor language and references.
Disclaimer: I don't own VM or its characters, nor am I associated with their owners.
Author's Note: I honestly did not ever expect to write anything of any significant length focusing on Dick, though I have no hard feelings toward him. And yet, here it is. Thanks to mack_the_spoon for the beta.


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...Anyone want to beta a couple of Veronica Mars fics? One is Veronica-centric, AU, takes place during the series, and one is Weevil-centric, AU, takes place sort of about the same time as the movie is supposed to (but is not a movie fic). I'm looking for people who have a good knowledge of the show's canon, although if you don't and don't mind being spoiled hugely, a fresh set of eyes would still be helpful. :)
Scully, kiss

omg omg omg

So, several years ago, back during the height of our X-Files obsession, my sister mack_the_spoon and I made a list of Thirty-Five Things We Learned From X-Files Fanfiction, which as you see we posted at the XF LJ community. The fandom responded with glee, and badfics were written, and the acronym ATTHS (And Then They Had Sex) entered the internets. It was added to Urban Dictionary and of course was applied to many, many fandoms (because which fandoms does it NOT work for? I don't know of any). We were very pleased and kind of amazed at how it took off.

And now, that acronym? It has reached another milestone. Bryan Fuller retweeted someone's picture from a comic con, with Gillian Anderson wearing this shirt:
Look! Her shirt says ATTHS! I wonder how she came by it, and if she knows its deep and storied history.

*continues to freak out*
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Calling all fans and fic readers

I have an idea for a meta/crack story, and I'd like some input.

What are some famous 'shipwreck' characters from recent TV shows? (Recent very popular books/movies may also apply.) I'm looking for characters that come onto a show and break up - or at least try to break up - the main canon pairing, and focusing especially on ones who are not actually villains on their respective shows, but whom fic writers/the fandom in general like to vilify. This will all be in good fun.

So far, I have these shipwreckers:

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Any other suggestions? I'm sure I'm skipping some people I should include. (Feel free to tell me any and all characters that fit these criteria, but be aware that if I don't know the show/source material, they may not end up in my fic.) Thanks in advance!