HAHA wow

Apr. 6th, 2017 05:02 pm
vulgarweed: (rain_by_aurora_starwing)
Almost my ENTIRE friendslist first page is community mods posting about bailing this sinking ship for Dreamwidth, due to terrifying new LJ User Agreement.


Q: Is Good Omens Exchange one of them?
A. Yes.


In a nutshell here are some good reasons:

1. This move is mostly aimed at silencing and/or spying on Russian activists, not fandom. This doesn't mean fandom is safe here, nor it is something people outside of Russia should be supporting, directly or indirectly.
2. Essentially, all free speech and copyright law application on LJ effectively becomes that of Russia, not the country the user is in. Yikes.
vulgarweed: (ho_by_tearofabasilisk)
Go here!


Year Twelve! This is one of the longest-lasting jobs I've ever had. :D
vulgarweed: (dont_try_by_cinnamonblood)
Now it can be told! My fic for the Good Omens Holiday Exchange 2015!

(Fest masterlist is here - check it out, 30-some new pieces of GO fic and art!)


The Reason for the Season

Pairing: Aziraphale/Crowley
Rating: NC-17/E
Warnings: None really
Summary: Adam and Pepper, now married with children of their own, worry that their kids might be losing some of the magic of the season. Adam calls in a little favour from some old friends - with a nice little bonus that's in it for them. Established relationship A/C, a little fluff, a little comedy, a little Bentley smut.

Written for AJ Crowlor in the 2015 Good Omens Holiday Exchange
vulgarweed: (ineffablelove_by_cinnamonblood)
Let me take this opportunity to rec the hell out of the story that was written for me: Sherbert Holmes and the Elephant of Surprise, by [livejournal.com profile] miscellanny

Yes, it's a Good Omens/Sherlock crossover, and the prompt filled was: "Mrs. Hudson leaves Baker Street. England falls." But of course I wanted the Good Omens cast doing their usual great work at Apocalypse-foiling, and what I got was so, so much better than I could ever have imagined. It's metafictional, it's multilayered, it's rich and hilarious, and it does a much much better job than either canon does with female characters: Madame Tracy, Anathema, and Mrs. Hudson are hilarious, clever, and beautifully drawn. And if you're wondering where Adam Young comes in . . . read it, just read it. You won't be sorry.


I wrote The Widening Gyre, for [livejournal.com profile] tomato_greens. T-G wanted a story involving the poems "Easter, 1916" or "Leda and the Swan" and said that a historical setting and W.B. Yeats himself as a character would be extra-great, so that's exactly what I did. Historical fiction set shortly before and after the 1916 Easter Rising, a bit of compare-and-contrast between the developing, ever-changing relationship between Aziraphale and Crowley, and the never-consummated but lifelong weird relationship between W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne. (All the best lines are Yeats's, not mine of course - though the meanest ones definitely come from A. Crowley. No, not that A. Crowley. The other one.)

The Widening Gyre on AO3
vulgarweed: (adam&pepperGOE)
The first finished gift for [livejournal.com profile] go_exchange has been submitted!

You know who you are, you badass.
vulgarweed: (ho_by_tearofabasilisk)
Right here! Signups close this Friday night, September 19, at midnight EST.

Year Ten. I've been at this since 2005, when [livejournal.com profile] waxbean and I started it. Did we imagine it would run this long? I don't think we really gave it that much thought at the time.
vulgarweed: (tree_by_aurora_starwing)
...that are really often something preachy or passive-aggressive or condescending and not really friendly at all? Yeah.


These really are friendly reminders:

1) Voting for The Holmsies is open for TEN MORE DAYS. These are Sherlock fic awards meant to recognize lesser-known fics (with fewer than 25,000 hits on AO3 or 250 reviews/comments anywhere else - and believe me, coming from a small fandom, that seems like a shitload at first. But in a huge fandom, it really isn't). The nominations list is an awesome recs list, so go read and vote!

(I have no affiliation with these awards besides being co-author of a nominated fic, which, well, SQUEE! But I think they're a great idea).


2) It's late August. Which means September is coming soon. Which means that we the mods of the Good Omens Exchange are brushing out the dust and airing out the place. Never too early to start thinking about your requests. GOE was founded at the holiday season 2005, so this is the TENTH round. Who'd have thought?
vulgarweed: (nice_day_by_cinnamonblood)
I wrote:

The Corsair of Carcosa
For: [livejournal.com profile] hoshi_ryo
From: [livejournal.com profile] vulgarweed
Rating: PG
Characters: Crowley, Aziraphale, Hastur, The Them, Randolph Carter, Dream, Cassilda the Cat
Fandoms: Good Omens/The King in Yellow/The Cthulhu Mythos/Sandman

Summary: Forbidden literature is forbidden because stories can change the world. For good and for ill.
Prompt: “Aziraphale gets his hands on a rare copy of the play The King in Yellow. Reading and its consequences ensue.”

Author's Notes: “The King in Yellow” doesn't really exist – it's a sinister play that's alluded to and plays a role in the events of four Robert W. Chambers short stories: The Repairer of Reputations, The Yellow Sign, The Mask, and In the Court of the Dragon. H.P. Lovecraft was an admirer of Chambers who alluded to these stories in his own, and the KIY cycle has been adopted pretty thoroughly into the Cthulhu Mythos (by August Derleth more than HPL himself). So I incorporated a lot of elements from Lovecraft stories, particularly “The Cats of Ulthar” and “The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath,” to the point where it wound up being pretty much a crossover. Sandman, also – all things that take place in the Dreaming come under the rule of Morpheus. (There are also allusions to a couple other Neil Gaiman works, and shoutouts to several other writers as well.) I hope it all holds up as a story despite this patchwork.

AO3 link
GO Exchange link


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I also want to rave and gush about the story that was written for me!

We Must Bear Witness, by [livejournal.com profile] hsavinien

I've wanted a Lord of the Rings/Good Omens crossover for years, and they are not easy to come by. Thought of writing one myself, but haven't gotten around to it yet. (Crowley and Aziraphale would be snarky Maiar, of course). And [livejournal.com profile] hsavinien wrote this one, and took it in such a fantastic direction. I had asked for a story where Aziraphale and Crowley find themselves on different sides of an historical conflict (real or fictional history), and here they are, as Istari among the Gondorians and the Haradrim, respectively, during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. I love everything about this. I love the fact that they're genderswapped/woman-shaped. I love the insight into both cultures. I love their relationship, and the way it unfolds. I love the depth of the Tolkien lore in play here. I love everything. Read it and give it love!

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