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And now to speak the very, very obvious:

The Harry Potter series is done. Canon is complete. There will be no more.

I find myself perusing my HP fics (I was in the HP fandom longer than any other, from 2002 to 2005) sorting (Sorting?) which stories are now completely AU, and which ones have held up and survived canon. Most of these stories were written in 2003 and 2004, with a thin trickle in 2005 as I drifted to the SG-1 fandom.

Interesting how canon changes the flavor of stories, since it frames them. My Fred/George has changed the most.

The Survivors

The Survivors. Spoilers within the cut tags. )

Was Far Off The Map to Start

Far Off the Map, and some of the most popular fics. Spoilers in cut-tag. )

Shot Down In Flames

Shot Down In Flames. Spoilers in the cut-tag. )

It's Up For Debate

Up For Debate. Spoilers in the cut-tag. )
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Stories in the works

I'm cruising along on that Lorne/Sheppard what-the-heck-this-is-fun-whee! story I've been writing in comments to [livejournal.com profile] auburnnothenna. Sheppard, naked, pissed off and chasing Lorne down a beach on the Atlantis mainland-? My idea of a good time.

The Lorne/Heightmeyer? Let's not mince words. This story sucks donkey dick. Each attempt to repair it has made it slightly worse. [livejournal.com profile] filenotch, I fear to send it to you, if only because I want no evidence of how badly I can write when I'm writing badly. I am digging a hole in the back yard to hide the bodies. This is not mere writerly neurosis. I have had one beta say, "There are good things about this story" (the ever-sweet [livejournal.com profile] amothea) and two others tell me various gentle versions of "wow, um, do we get salvage rights?" ([livejournal.com profile] _inbetween_ who wisely bailed, and [livejournal.com profile] enname who has bravely stuck it out). I'm still working on it out of sheer bloody-minded stubbornness, to see if I have the ability to fix it at all. I suspect [livejournal.com profile] enname has stuck it out due to a delighted fascination with train-wrecks.

Out Of Bounds, I'm just writing snippets to The Playground people as I try to work out a major plot-hole and re-write my outline according to the reality of the skating season. [livejournal.com profile] roaringmice's suggestion is still my best option.

P.S. Is there something wrong with me that my Out Of Bounds outline is in an Excel spreadsheet?

The Lost & Found

You all have them.

Stories that you posted that somehow fell through the cracks. You wrote them the week everyone was away at a convention. Or else your story canon was jossed three days after you posted them. Or they're a weird pairing that no one likes. Or else the story's gen and everyone who reads you only cares about slash.

I was rooting through my list of stories that just... fell off the radar.

The Albatross - HP Fandom - Snape/Percy
I wrote this the day before Half-Blood Prince came out, with full knowledge that canon would probably joss it and it would likely be missed in the squeeing over JKR. It also has a title that doesn't grab. I always thought it was rather sweet, which is strange in a Snape/Percy.

Liar's Chair - SGA Fandom - John Sheppard
I just wrote this one, but know? I'm not usually a gen writer and it sort of... slipped by. I really like this trip inside John's neurosis and self-doubts.

The Stars Look Very Different Today - SGA Fandom - John/Rodney
This is a gut-punch I wrote and then never posted anywhere until waaaay after the fact. I'm surprised, but I come back and re-read it for the imagery. Read the warnings, because this is the kind of story I don't usually like to read, especially if I'm not warned.

First Time A Soldier - SG-1 Fandom - Jack, Daniel
This one had two strikes against it: 1) it was written nearly a year after my active involvement in the SG-1 universe (and shortly before the cancellation of the show), and 2) it's gen, which I don't often write. It's introspective with a tight structure and comes close to "literary" fiction, whatever that is.

The Metronome - HP Fandom - young Lucius Malfoy, Tom Riddle
Here is another example of that same problem: written long after my daily involvement in HP, and it's also gen. I posted it, too, at the end of the year, in the middle of the flood of Smutmas fics. Lucius as an uncomfortable young man, arrogant, but not sure of himself.

What stories do you have in your Lost & Found? Post them.
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Thank you to the good folks at The Quidditch Pitch. I'm utterly amused that the pure silliness of --

Ron As 'Q', PG, Ron and Sirius

-- has been voted Best Drabble. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] femmequixotic and the guys at [livejournal.com profile] hp_shortfics for dredging HP fics out of me long past my sell-by date.

What do fanfic writers love best?

Why, fanart, of course! The Quidditch Pitch knows this and there shall be Ron As 'Q' art come January.
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Aha! Another little tidbit buried in a random folder.

I don't know what I planned to do with this either, but I thought you might enjoy it regardless.

Title: Welcome Home: The Metronome follow-up scene
Author: Icarus
Rating: PG
Fandom/Pairing: HP, Lucius
Summary: Not a story, just a ficlet. The scene when Lucius returns home after his first meeting with Lord Voldemort.

The question was as soft as melting butter. )
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For [livejournal.com profile] shocolate, comment-fic, because as [livejournal.com profile] wildernessguru learned long ago, with me? Whinging works. But don't expect any HP gems because they're just not there. This is bottom of the barrel-fic, but if you're scraping....

Extremely Short Bottom of the Barrel Comment-fic
Shame-facedly written by Icarus

The twig landed in his hair. Ron brushed it away like an annoying gnat.

The next dropped down the collar of his shirt.

"Go 'way," Ron growled, rolling over in the grass with the enormous textbook on his chest.

"That'll be easier to read if it weren't upside-down," Harry noted, throwing another twig that bounced off the heavy bound leather.

"It isn't upside-down, they're Runes! Oh." Ron turned it around. "Well, that's a bit easier." He scowled at Harry as he started laughing. "What? They look the same either way! So much gibberish. I can't believe Hermione talked me into this class."

The next twig landed on his shirt between the book and his chin. Ron narrowed his eyes at it and pretended to concentrate.
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So I have a lot to do tonight to prepare for tomorrow, and I've asked WG to hog the computer, please. Of course, I'm staying at school for as long as possible, because I picked a really tough subject for my Lotus Sutra class. What do I know about Japanese poetry?

In the spirit of avoiding work (and continuing to spam my f-list before I give up on distracting myself), here are [livejournal.com profile] hpshortfics drabbles, unedited, written in roughly 30 minutes apiece.

Our theme was 'weather' and Narnia crossovers. Thunderstorm! And must include soap. Bonus points for het and/or Percy (goseaward) )

The theme was missing scenes from the HP books - Remus, waking up in the woods after running loose in PoA )

The theme was missing scenes from the HP books - Severus and Draco, right after their escape )
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Hey, [livejournal.com profile] naggingfishwife: www.godawful.net is mocking your pic of Hagrid/Buckbeak. (Actually, they seem to be really enjoying it. I think you'll find it funny.) Animagick was called "not as bad as the pic."

[This message brought to you by a slap-happy college student who just wrote, at best, a mediocre history paper. Ta-ta for now.]
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Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] underlucius for the beta review.

This is [livejournal.com profile] goseaward's fault. We got on the subject of music and piano months ago, and I wound up with the image of Lucius Malfoy, practicing on the harpsicord, surrounded by his life of privilege. I wondered... why would he give it up? Why follow and be humiliated by Voldemort? He already has everything.

Title: The Metronome
Author: Icarus
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Lucius, Tom Riddle, Gen
Warning: None
Summary: To everyone else, Lucius had everything. But he only saw what was out of reach. An unknown dark wizard makes him an offer.

Read the rest here: To everyone else, Lucius had everything. But he only saw what was out of reach. An unknown dark wizard makes him an offer.

Snippet: The Metronome, Lucius/Tom Riddle. Gen. PG-13. )

Read the rest here: To everyone else, Lucius had everything. But he only saw what was out of reach. An unknown dark wizard makes him an offer.
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Doing holidays at [livejournal.com profile] hpshortfics! I've been so impressed with the [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfics I've been reading (not to mention the length and completeness accomplished in 38 minutes, wow) that my goal was to write as much as I could for each challenge. These all took a few minutes more than the approved (30 minutes) time.

3 - Goosey's challenge: Twins, Flitwick. Guy Fawkes Day.

Guy Fawkes Day. 723 words. )

2 - [livejournal.com profile] titti's challenge: Bill/Draco. Christmas.

Armistice and Crystal. 572 words. )

1 - [livejournal.com profile] amanuensis1's challenge: Snape/Pettigrew, New Year's Eve

A New World. 386 words. )
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Shortfics written last night for [livejournal.com profile] hpshortfics. Unfortunately, [livejournal.com profile] goseaward's Remus/Charlie challenge broke me, so I've promised a John/Rodney fic instead.

Fics entirely composed of letters - Challenge: War letters, Percy/anyone. 402 words. )

Fics comprised entirely of letters - Challenge: Minerva/anyone, rejecting a person's advances. 281 words. )
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Drabbles from [livejournal.com profile] hpshortfics, with gratitude for the invite.

Fandom: Harry Potter
Title: Black Sails
Rating: PG
Character: Peter, Regulus (if only obliquely)
Word Count: 255
Prompt: Genre, Period fiction

Fourscore men slept below her creaking timbers... )

Fandom: Harry Potter
Title: Mocking Disney
Rating: R
Character: Harry/Cedric
Word Count: 119
Prompt: Genre, Disney (okay, mocking Disney)

So I couldn't get the tune from 'Dumbo' out my head for this challenge )

Fandom: Harry Potter
Title: Ron As Q
Rating: PG
Character: Ron, Sirus Black
Word Count: 200
Prompt: Genre, James Bond

'No! Don't touch that!' Ron yelled )

In other news, I'm lovin' the Rodney/John in SGA.
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Yep. The story that wouldn't die. Now I have to decide if I force it to dabble along in real time or allow the time-jumps it wants to do.

The Albatross is here.
Part 1.
Part 2.

Percy/Snape. Unnamed backstory from The Albatross: The truth comes out. Or at least some of it. )
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Percyness: The Percy Weasley Archive is finally here. Yes, I've been a busy little bee today and yesterday. All the Percy Fic-A-Thon stories have been moved to a special (now searchable!) section on the archive. The archive design is by the nefarious [livejournal.com profile] femmequioxtic (who probably thinks I was never going to get to this), artwork by [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots.

84 106 Percy stories (so far)
51 Percy authors (so far)
Same Percy channel

[livejournal.com profile] hailiebu of the Unpronounceable Name has started a Percy Weasley Fuh-Q-Fest with stories to be hosted at the archive.

Spread the word. Upload your stories. Write mad Percy porn. [livejournal.com profile] killerbeautiful, [livejournal.com profile] cheshyre, oh keepers of lists... are there any great stories I should request? [livejournal.com profile] cedarlibrarian said yes to hosting The Palmer Method, [livejournal.com profile] ursule, [livejournal.com profile] zortified, [livejournal.com profile] atrata and [livejournal.com profile] mad_maudlin all said yes. Just emailed [livejournal.com profile] prillalar and [livejournal.com profile] kay_taylor.
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Now that everyone has gone off to The Witching Hour, those of us who are left should form a secret society.

I'll be treasurer. (Our treasury shall be packed full of porn, fics, and drabbles written behind everyone's backs, housed on my site and maybe even password locked for members only--and those who beg prettily enough.)

Who wants to chairman, huh? "Vice" chairman?


-- We have a "Smut" Chairman (as she has agreed to wear the, ahem, mantle of authority) -- [livejournal.com profile] electricandroid
-- The official Cabin Boy has been sworn in, and will be serving mead (and running various untoward errands) in the underground cavern you-know-where and you-know-when -- [livejournal.com profile] tboy
-- [livejournal.com profile] scribbulus_ink is in spandex and maintaining the roster of secret identities.
-- [livejournal.com profile] hobbit_feet shall train us in the secret handshake (which should be pretty interesting since we'll all pretty smashed by that part of the agenda....)
-- [livejournal.com profile] simmysim has signed in blood as super Captain Super Pirate King and has the bandaid to prove it!
-- [livejournal.com profile] kaci_2005_tide has the honor of First Member Emeritus.
-- [livejournal.com profile] kragey is grazing the muffins while quaffing mead, while [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_irony is drawing up our bylaws (oh by the way, you're in charge of bylaws [livejournal.com profile] sarcastic_irony) and [livejournal.com profile] anandangel is our official scribe (oh, you're the scribe, anandangel).
-- [livejournal.com profile] fer_de_lance shall shake you down collect your fics, ficlets, drabbles, art, recs, and other fantasies.

ETA2: [livejournal.com profile] dphearson has been sworn in as the disreputable and unreliable look-out and guard.

ETA3: [livejournal.com profile] winstonmom has taken on the task of flustered and frustrated foreign liaison.

Our first agenda shall be posted in my next post. :D
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For the Stargate fen, I have updated the Stargate Recs with ten more stories (I've 20 more waiting in the wings). I think I've cracked the 100 story mark.

A Quiet Kind Of War. PG-13. Percy Weasley/Jeremiah Stodgemore (OMC).
Bring on the angst: Percy's secrets start working their way free.

Dinner For Three. PG-13. Percy, Rita.
Playing with suspense, a little mystery, and a character study of a much more competent post-HBP Percy.

Fire update: They're bringing in a giant dumpster right now, to begin the tear-out on the burned apartments.
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Blithely, Icarus said, 'Sure, no problem!' )

Three weeks later… thank goodness for friendslists, many recommendations and people with better taste than my own. Guys, this would not exist without you.

Filesharing is bad, bad. )

The Soundtrack:

Beg Me For It
Tool - Sober Scene, yes spoilerific )
The Clash – Career Opportunities Scene, yes spoilerific )
Nirvana - Dumb Scene )
Tool - Intolerance Scene )
REM - Losing My Religion Scene )
The Ramones - Beat On The Brat Scene )
The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me Scene )
REM - So Fast, So Numb Scene )

Drabble series
Air - Playground Love Scene )

Death Eater Rock
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik Scene )
Led Zepplin - Dancing Days Scene ) (or if you hate Dancing Days as much as [livejournal.com profile] wildernessguru does, try the hotter/faster Benny Benassi – Satisfaction)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss Scene )
Siouxie and the Banshees - Trust In Me Scene )
Sade - Smooth Operator Scene )
Nine Inch Nails - Closer Scene )
Sade - Jezebel Scene )
Beastie Boys - Namaste Scene )
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Righteous & The Wicked Scene )
Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Lovely Man Scene )
Placebo - My Sweet Prince Scene )
The Dandy Warhols - Sleep Scene )

Hey You
Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days Scene )
Soundgarden - Head Down Scene )
Pink Floyd - Hey You Scene )
Soundgarden - Like Suicide Scene )
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb Scene )
Soundgarden - Limo Wreck Scene )
Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There? Scene )
Soundgarden - The Day I Tried To Live Scene )

Drabble: Music
Metallica - Fade To Black Scene )

Drabble: Clutching At Rainbows
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl Scene )

Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls Scene )
Metallica - Fight Fire With Fire Scene )
Nina Simone - Sinnerman Scene )
Rush - Stick It Out Scene )
The Ramones - Pet Sematary Scene )
Helmet - Unsung Scene )
Metallica - Enter Sandman Scene )
Helmet - Turned Out Scene )
Metallica - Trapped Under Ice Scene )
The Ramones - Commando Scene )
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting Scene )
Soundgarden - Let Me Drown Scene )
Pink Floyd - In The Flesh Scene )
Metallica - Unforgiven Scene )
Metallica - Battery Scene )
Metallica - Master Of Puppets Scene )
Metallica - Orion Scene )

Stand In The Ruins
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun Scene )
Soundgarden - 4th of July Scene )
The Dandy Warhols - Nietzsche Scene )

Celebrate Life
Cat Stevens - Ruins Scene )
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied Scene )

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sir Psycho Sexy Scene )
3 Doors Down - Let Me Go Scene )

And the credits roll....

Song editing ... [livejournal.com profile] ze_dragon
Music software supplied by ... [livejournal.com profile] ze_dragon, [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots
Executive music directors ... [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots, [livejournal.com profile] ze_dragon, [livejournal.com profile] adred, [livejournal.com profile] thywillbedone, and [livejournal.com profile] teh_music
Assistant song directors ... [livejournal.com profile] wikdsushi, [livejournal.com profile] cedarlibrarian, [livejournal.com profile] orionoire, [livejournal.com profile] dingdongdevious, [livejournal.com profile] alafairnadia, [livejournal.com profile] cyanei, [livejournal.com profile] bethbethbeth, [livejournal.com profile] jellynougat, [livejournal.com profile] vulgarweed, [livejournal.com profile] stinksap, [livejournal.com profile] auxphono, [livejournal.com profile] wolfgrin, [livejournal.com profile] aquatryst, [livejournal.com profile] clymer, [livejournal.com profile] tigerlilly2063, [livejournal.com profile] latrapdoorlover, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth, [livejournal.com profile] kaci_2005_tide, Jeremiah, cv, Jennifer
Mac technical crew ... Jeremiah, [livejournal.com profile] mad_maudlin, [livejournal.com profile] idlerat, [livejournal.com profile] prillalar, [livejournal.com profile] quiteserious, lucciolia
Art production … [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots Boys Will Be Girls, Sex, Drugs & Drag, Beg Me For It, Bath Tub, and banner art.
Music critic and general whinging ... [livejournal.com profile] wildernessguru
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Coming today

Cool banner, huh? [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots just spontaneously designed it. Now I'm off to friend people who want the soundtrack... then to post it.
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Okay, I have 18 more songs to upload and the Beg Me For It soundtrack will be ready.

Because of the questionable ethics of making music publicly available for download I'm going to lock the soundtrack post to just my flist. If you want access to the files another way, email me at icarus_ancalion@yahoo.com and I'll work something out. I already have one person without an LJ account who's asked.

Now, regarding friending: normally I friend everyone who friends me. But LJ will only allow me to friend 31 more and I have 53 52 people I haven't friended since July (sorry, started new job and online time was cut severely).

I feel bad about this, I want to friend everyone back especially given the soundtrack, but I can't do anything about LJ's f-list limitations.

Comment here if you want me to friend you back. Bear in mind I never lock fics and pretty much don't lock anything. I'm thinking most people are just here for the stories and generally disinterested in anything else, which is totally cool.

[livejournal.com profile] angemari87, [livejournal.com profile] arclevel, [livejournal.com profile] darthcorrie, [livejournal.com profile] gaeta, [livejournal.com profile] izzybeth, [livejournal.com profile] jassanja, [livejournal.com profile] rainbowwisher, [livejournal.com profile] sdraevn, [livejournal.com profile] settiai, [livejournal.com profile] spoiledcat, [livejournal.com profile] anmkosk, [livejournal.com profile] morrighan_sai, [livejournal.com profile] julia_fractal, [livejournal.com profile] stentoriansista, [livejournal.com profile] tripoli8, [livejournal.com profile] _tehshush_, [livejournal.com profile] fandomcakes, [livejournal.com profile] j00j, [livejournal.com profile] swtalmnd, [livejournal.com profile] canontofanon, [livejournal.com profile] knight_move, [livejournal.com profile] mithaelin, [livejournal.com profile] daneffew, [livejournal.com profile] justholdstill, [livejournal.com profile] lilyayl, [livejournal.com profile] starflowers, [livejournal.com profile] actress_krissie, [livejournal.com profile] ishtar79, [livejournal.com profile] gyutto, [livejournal.com profile] nefernat, [livejournal.com profile] miladyhawke, [livejournal.com profile] balfrog, [livejournal.com profile] fourth_rose, [livejournal.com profile] kimberlee_miche, [livejournal.com profile] _janeblack, [livejournal.com profile] ambrosia_revels, [livejournal.com profile] arrua1, [livejournal.com profile] impetuousoddity, [livejournal.com profile] schiarire, [livejournal.com profile] thawrecka, [livejournal.com profile] toyniffler, [livejournal.com profile] whimseywisp, [livejournal.com profile] _inzilbeth_, [livejournal.com profile] calypso98, [livejournal.com profile] sarcarmic, [livejournal.com profile] xdirewolfx, [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth, [livejournal.com profile] pervert_bitch, [livejournal.com profile] ethereal_swan, [livejournal.com profile] meara_, [livejournal.com profile] shadows_zephyr, [livejournal.com profile] xikum
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Beg Me For It soundtrack report:

32 songs uploaded, 22 left to go: mostly SNAFU, which is 17 songs. [livejournal.com profile] wildernessguru convinced me to ax "Career Opportunities" (a playlist without The Clash? *sobs*) and may talk me out of "Dancing Days" yet.

Falling asleep now...

The post with the links will be an f-locked entry, but I'll also post just the playlist for those who already have the songs or want to hunt them down themselves. I'm friending those who've friended me (finally, sorry about the delay) before I post though I can only friend 30 more people.

Okay, I shut my eyes and nearly fell asleep on th couch. Time for bed.

Oh -- almost forgot. Percy fans, my recent vitriol over hurricane Katrina has shoved the opening of "Percyness: The Percy Weasley Archive" to the weekend. Couldn't be helped but we've waited this long, what's another week?

*zonks out.*
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Go check out Lizardspots' Beg Me For It art and you'll beat me to it because I'm at work and people can see over my shoulder so I can't STARE just yet but I intend to.


Oh [livejournal.com profile] lizardspots you slay me.

The Beg Me For It soundtrack is done. I just have to upload all the songs. I should have it for you to download tonight or tomorrow.


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