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Lovely, Dark, and Deep (2325 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift (Music Video)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Forests, Magic, Feminine Power, Quests, Ordeals, Mother-Daughter Relationship, Symbolism, Wolves, Gift Fic, Inspired by Music
Summary:

The woods waited for her, she had only to arrive.



Somehow That Was Everything (1218 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift (Music Video)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: She (Out of the Woods), Wolves (Out of the Woods), Vines (Out of the Woods)
Additional Tags: Mythic Fantasy, Gaslighting, Unreliable Narrator
Summary:

I knew these things to be true, because he had told me so. Then he gave me the necklace and went away across the sea. That's my first memory.

(no subject)

2017-Apr-12, Wednesday 16:21
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Remind me next year to nominate "Peace & Love, Inc. - Information Society (Song)" for [community profile] jukebox_fest.

Or this fall for Yuletide! That would work too!
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Hi there! My AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai, and let me assure you at the jump that optional details are optional.

I should also advise you up front that I am a Hellenic polytheist, ancestor worshipper, and animist, and I am really hoping to see, anywhere it might come up, respect for my religious beliefs. I admit to skewing my requests in favor of stories from my religious tradition. This hope is an optional detail, but I want to highlight the DNW of "Disrespect to my religious beliefs".

I am explicitly welcoming crossovers between my requests.

Likes: FEMSLASH. GEN. Ladies being awesome. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and genderqueer people being awesome. People of minority religions (especially polytheists, ancestor worshippers, and animists) being awesome. Disabled people being awesome. Competence kink. Nonperfect people having nonperfect relationships (whether familial, platonic, romantic, or sexual) but all parties are good people trying to make the relationship work as best they know how. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary events. Worldbuilding! If you're leaning porny: bondage, body modification, endurance, nipple play (okay, really breast play, but [community profile] kink_wiki doesn't have a tag for that), sensation play, temperature play, impact play with the emphasis on play, toys toys toys, soft sensuous things, and writing.

Dislikes: Underage. Non-con. Anything that sets off my embarrassment squick—avoid public humiliation, for instance. Anything sexy involving eating or excreting (though if you want to write food porn in the sense of conveying what a tasty meal the characters are having, go to town). Disrespectful treatment of polytheism, ancestor worship, and/or animism. Disrespectful treatment of [insert marginalized group here]. Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. (Deities don't have ages. Just flat out don't. Or rather, since they can appear as any age they like... Does that make sense?)


Requests! )

(no subject)

2017-Mar-17, Friday 11:50
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EEEEEEP HELPMEEEEEEE

Poll #18093 I have too many potential nominees for jukebox_fest!
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


Which songs should I nominate?

View Answers

Athena - CircusP & CrusherP (Song)
1 (33.3%)

Dance in the Circle - Heather Alexander (Song)
2 (66.7%)

Mary Mary - SJ Tucker (Song)
1 (33.3%)

Tomb of the King - Damh the Bard (Song)
1 (33.3%)

Which Witch - Florence + the Machine (Song)
1 (33.3%)

Wild Maiden - Kellianna (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Woman of the Earth - Spiral Dance (Song)
1 (33.3%)

Downhome Aphrodite - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Earthquake Weather - Seanan McGuire (Song)
1 (33.3%)

How Much Salt - Seanan McGuire (Song)
1 (33.3%)

Mother of Crows - Seanan McGuire (Song)
1 (33.3%)

My Story Is Not Done - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Take Advantage of Me - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Time Travel Girl - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Which songs should I sponsor?

View Answers

Athena - CircusP & CrusherP (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Woman of the Earth - Spiral Dance (Song)
1 (50.0%)

Blinding - Florence + the Machine (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Heartlines - Florence + the Machine (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Only If For A Night - Florence + the Machine (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Florence + the Machine (Song)
0 (0.0%)

What the Water Gave Me - Florence + the Machine (Song)
1 (50.0%)

Which Witch - Florence + the Machine (Song)
1 (50.0%)

Downhome Aphrodite - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Earthquake Weather - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

How Much Salt - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

My Story Is Not Done - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

Time Travel Girl - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)

The True Story Here - Seanan McGuire (Song)
0 (0.0%)



You see I've two sets of seven in the first question, the Pagan and the McGuire; you can vote for all of a set or you can mix and match, but it tops out at seven votes. Poll closes Mar 24 unless I decide sooner, because noms close Mar 25.

Noting that on [community profile] jukebox_fest brainstorming post, I got one vote for "Earthquake Weather", which might fit in either question. Also noting that under new rules, I can sponsor up to two previous years' nominations as well as nominating my seven, hence the second question; please don't vote for the same songs in the second question as the first!

dear jukebox DJ

2016-Mar-29, Tuesday 16:59
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AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai.

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and genderqueer characters being awesome. Disabled characters being awesome. Femslash. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) Competence kink. Nonperfect people having nonperfect relationships (whether familial, platonic, romantic, or sexual) but all parties are good people trying to make the relationship work as best they know how. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary events. Worldbuilding! If you're leaning porny: bondage, body modification, endurance, nipple play (okay, really breast play, but [community profile] kink_wiki doesn't have a tag for that), sensation play, temperature play, impact play with the emphasis on play, toys toys toys, soft sensuous things, and writing. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. Anything sexy involving eating or excreting (though if you want to write food porn in the sense of conveying what a tasty meal the characters are having, go to town). Disrespectful treatment of [insert marginalized group here]. Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

All prompts, except "Earthquake Weather" which is also fanart, are fanfic only.

Requests! )

(no subject)

2015-Apr-16, Thursday 10:38
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Hah, I matched on two things on [community profile] jukebox_fest. Beautiful.

...no optional details, no letter. Can I do exactly as I like, then?

dear jukebox DJ

2015-Apr-10, Friday 12:43
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My AO3 name is [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki, though please gift the gift to my pseud AlexSeanchai. I am requesting fanfiction for all of my requests, with the alternate possibility of art for "Q.U.E.E.N.", "How Much Salt", and "Shee An Gannon".

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) Competence kink. Nonperfect people having nonperfect relationships (whether familial, platonic, romantic, or sexual) but all parties are good people trying to make the relationship work as best they know how. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary events. Worldbuilding! If you're leaning porny: bondage, body modification, endurance, nipple play (okay, really breast play, but [community profile] kink_wiki doesn't have a tag for that), sensation play, temperature play, impact play with the emphasis on play, toys toys toys, soft sensuous things, and writing. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. Anything sexy involving eating or excreting (though if you want to write food porn in the sense of conveying what a tasty meal the characters are having, go to town). Disrespectful treatment of [insert marginalized group here]. Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Specifics:

Abraham's Daughter — Arcade Fire
Just as he saw her
raised for the slaughter
Abraham's daughter raised her bow
"How darest you, child, defy your father?"
"You'd better let young Isaac go!"


The Akedah—however one interprets it—was pivotal in the development of the Abrahamic religions. How did that development change given that Abraham's nameless daughter (ffs what did her mother call her? what did she call herself?) intervened? Come to that, is the daughter Rule 63 Ishmael or is Ishmael a sibling of hers, and if the latter, who is her mother, Hagar or Sarah?

House of Stone and Light — Dartmouth Decibelles
Holy lady
Show me my soul
Tell me of that place
Where I must surely go
Old man waiting
At the gates for me
Give me the wisdom
Give me the key


I feel like there's potential for two powerful stories here. Flip sides of a coin, really. One is an American woman going to Tibet to find herself or healing or something, or perhaps literally her soul (I must go there to find my soul yeah), and one is a Tibetan woman who Does Not Appreciate the Western tourism appropriation no-work-all-results gimme-gimme-gimme deal.

Q.U.E.E.N. — Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
March to the streets 'cuz I'm willing and I'm able
Categorize me, I defy every label
And while you're selling dope, we're gonna keep selling hope
We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope
Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?


TIME-TRAVELING REBELS. "Project Q.U.E.E.N., a musical weapons program of the twenty-first century". Tell me more about that. Feel free to bring in the rest of Monáe's body of work as background information. And I'm pretty sure Monáe's character in here is queer: Say is it weird to like the way she wear her tights?

How Much Salt — Seanan McGuire
How much salt to bind a man? Tell me, Mama, tell me
How much sea and how much land? Tell me, Mama, tell me
How much water, how much sand, how much salt to bind a man,
Bring him here at my command, tell me, Mama, tell me


This girl—a mermaid, I presume—has the strangest idea of mother-daughter bonding. And the mother has clearly already been through the same sort of thing that the daughter is wishing to do. Show me either of those stories, or how both stories twine together. (Consent issues ahoy! Step careful, though—dubious consent is okay, lack of consent is not.)

Fire in the Head — Sharon Knight
To win the kiss of the gifted ones
We risk our lives on the mountain front
There's some wake mad, and some wake dead
And some will rise with a fire in their head


There is never enough Cadair Idris legend.

Shee An Gannon — The CRAIC
Without a word myself I turned
The druids' land progressed
To seek the sword of purest light
And find the cloak of darkness
The stone of strength I sought as well
For strength I'll need for fighting
With these three I rode to the sea
I am the Shee An Gannon!
Hey!


This song sounds like a blend of the Shee An Gannon story from Joseph Jacobs and the Perseus and Andromeda story, with a good strong drum rhythm behind it. I want more of the story. What did the princess think of all this?
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Camp NaNo 2014 participant)
Beloved of Ra (1483 words) by AlexSeanchai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Bechdel Test Pass
Summary:

Meritre sweeps the streets she used to own.




So first I defaulted, then I decided to treat my original recip, then I wrote a story plenty long enough to be my assignment (I swear this took no more than two hours, and the thing I originally intended to give them is still sitting incomplete in my Google Drive), and I could have uploaded it before the deadline and then gotten it betaed instead of getting it betaed and then uploading after the deadline. Life's funny sometimes.

The rest of the story here—this bit is set right about dead center of the storyline—is going to be my Camp NaNo novel. I'm confident the novel, working title Viva La Vida, is going to have sufficiently little resemblance to Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" that I'll be able to publish it for money instead of as fanfic, so if you want to keep up with my Camp NaNo progress, that'll be over on [personal profile] alexconall.

I'm BAAAAACK

2014-Jun-22, Sunday 16:18
alexseanchai: cat using laptop (writing cat at laptop)
And I will babble on about things from the trip later, but for now I want to make sure you all see my [community profile] jukebox_fest gift because it is a THING OF BEAUTY. I especially think you poet types will enjoy this.

Sing my Victory Songs (5703 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fire in the Head - Sharon Knight (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: OFC/OFC
Summary:

Taliesne made the decision to voyage to the Poet’s Mountain at dawn, on the day before the woman she loved was to be married to another.




The song canon can be found at Pandora Celtica's Mega Music Download with many other excellent songs; scroll down to "Fire in the Head".
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I am going to be camping with my family and Internetless. (Also electricityless. Fuckity. I'd so hoped to get some writing done. Don't say longhand; my longhand is fucking illegible. I am bringing a notebook and pencils and sharpener and books for researching The Shining Ones and a project I decline to name at the present time, but.)

This means I will miss [community profile] jukebox_fest golive.

Dear [community profile] jukebox_fest author: it's not that I don't love you! Honest! I just haven't seen my shiny gift yet. But I plan to, no later than first thing Monday! If it's Tuesday and I haven't said anything, then start to worry.
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My AO3 name is EllieMurasaki, though if you can, gift the fic to my pseud AlexSeanchai.

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) Competence kink. Nonperfect people having nonperfect relationships (whether familial, platonic, romantic, or sexual) but all parties are good people trying to make the relationship work as best they know how. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary events. Worldbuilding! If you're leaning porny: bondage, body modification, endurance, nipple play (okay, really breast play, but [community profile] kink_wiki doesn't have a tag for that), sensation play, temperature play, impact play with the emphasis on play, toys toys toys, soft sensuous things, and writing. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. Anything sexy involving eating or excreting (though if you want to write food porn in the sense of conveying what a tasty meal the characters are having, go to town). Disrespectful treatment of [insert marginalized group here]. Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Specifics:

Abraham's Daughter - Arcade Fire (Song)

"Just as he saw her, raised for the slaughter, Abraham's daughter raised her bow. 'How darest you, child, defy your father?' 'You'd better let young Isaac go!'"

The Akedah—however one interprets it—was pivotal in the development of the Abrahamic religions. How did that development change given that Abraham's nameless daughter (ffs what did her mother call her? what did she call herself?) intervened? Come to that, is the daughter Rule 63 Ishmael or is Ishmael a sibling of hers, and if the latter, who is her mother, Hagar or Sarah?

Downhome Aphrodite - Seanan McGuire (Song)

"She was a down-home Aphrodite with the starlight in her hair
And the minute that I saw her, lord, I knew it wasn’t fair
And I said 'Darling...can I worship at your shrine?
Because I need your style, I need your grace,
I need to touch a holy place
I need to see a chance for me to make you mine.'"

Note that the singer is female. This is a lesbian love song and I do not want you to change that. Ms. Downhome Aphrodite, judging by the litany of goddesses she resembles in one aspect or another (though really, Artemis is the woods goddess, not Athena), is a complex character, and I want to see that complexity in both Ms. Aphrodite and the singer. I think the song has a modern-day setting, but I want the Greek and Roman deities to be a presence in the story—maybe it's set in ancient Greece, maybe it's a world not unlike Percy Jackson's, maybe Ms. Aphrodite and the singer are students of ancient Greek culture. I also want to see reference to Sappho.

Fire in the Head - Sharon Knight (Song)

"To win the kiss of the gifted ones
We risk our lives on the mountain front
There’s some wake mad, and some wake dead
And some will rise with a fire in their head"

Pertinent background information. Tell me about one of the poets who risks everything to become, at least in her own eyes, a real poet.

Shee An Gannon - The CRAIC (Song)

"Without a word myself I turned
The druids' land progressed
To seek the sword of purest light
And find the cloak of darkness
The stone of strength I sought as well
For strength I'll need for fighting
With these three I rode to the sea
I am the Shee An Gannon!
Hey!"

This song sounds like a blend of the Shee An Gannon story from Joseph Jacobs and the Perseus and Andromeda story, with a good strong drum rhythm behind it. I want more of the story. What did the princess think of all this?

Snow White Red Road - Cheshire Moon (Song)

"Can it be a princess when she’s living?
Can it be a queen when she’s dead?
But in between she’s just a girl
There’s no such thing as just a girl"

This song is such a fascinating exploration of Snow White, who's clearly as much of a witch as her (step?)mother. Show me more of that.

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

"I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
'Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!'"

What happened in this king's reign? How did he go from ruler of a kingdom (if not an empire!) to sweeping the streets? And, hey, look at the title. 'Live the life'. That's pertinent somehow, right? :)

(no subject)

2014-Apr-09, Wednesday 00:47
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[community profile] jukebox_fest is happening again! YAAAAAAY! Brainstorm with me!
alexseanchai: Felicia Day as Charlie Bradbury on Supernatural, caption "dance like no-one is watching" (Supernatural dance like no one is watchi)
Things I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.)

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. Disrespectful treatment of anyone marginalized in any way, such as women, queer people, people of color, trans and genderqueer people, people with disabilities, people of religious beliefs other than Christianity... (Pay attention to that last one if writing "Abraham's Daughter" or "Crossroads" or "Poem of War".) Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Feel free to cross over songs, if you think it'll work.


Abraham's Daughter )


Crossroads )


My Story Is Not Done )


Poem of War )


Shee An Gannon )


Star of the County Down )

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