Ruth Sadelle Alderson

Disagreeing with fandom since 1999.

Plot Bunny: 5+1 Kings D/s AU (Mike Richards/Various Kings, 500 words, Mature)
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I've talked a lot about how there should be D/s AU fic where Mike is a sub. I never actually wrote this story, but it would be something like five Kings who took care of Mike on a temporary basis plus one who was permanent. Plot BunnyCollapse )

Snippet: AGally and Prusty bed sharing (Hockey, Gen, 450 words, General Audiences)
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Not!Fic: Geno sets up Sid and Ovi (Hockey, Sidney Crosby/Alex Ovechkin, 1300 words, Mature)
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Content note: homophobic behavior on the part of a previous real life partner.


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Snippet: AGally/Prusty kneeling AU (Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Brandon Prust, 500 words, Teen)
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If you're not familiar with kneeling AUs, it's a universe where part of the NHL structure is that rookies kneel for veterans.


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Plot Bunny: [Insert sexy dancing here] (Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Brandon Prust, 900 words, Teen)
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Before Nikita Scherbak got sent back to Juniors, I wrote some snippets about him being around. This is one of them. Warning for homophobic attitudes by a character whose actual values I know nothing about.


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31 Days of Fic: 2015 Edition
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I am doing 31 Days of Fic again this year! The way this works is that I post one ficcish thing - fic, a snippet, a plot bunny, something I'm wip amnestying - to LJ every day for the month of March. I'm not sure I quite have 31 things at this point, but if I don't quite make it, I'll write some extra snippets and things. I always have fun doing this, so I hope you enjoy it too!

February Writing Goals Report, March Writing Goals
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Report on February:
  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic every day except Thursdays. - Check, except for one day.

  • Edit/post the AGally/Prusty bodyguard AU and/or the AGally/Prusty mpreg. - Check! Posted the bodyguard AU, started editing the mpreg.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired. - Check!

  • Say positive things on Twitter. - Mostly.
Goals for March:
  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic every day except Thursdays.

  • Finish editing/post the AGally/Prusty mpreg.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired.

  • Post one ficcish thing to LJ every day.

  • Say positive things on Twitter.

Fic: As long as I am with you
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Summary: "Gun! Everyone down!" Brandon shoves Alex down to the ground behind him as he yells it, and then there's the sound of the shot and a line of fire streaking across his shoulder as he throws himself down to cover Alex.

Content Note: Non-graphic gun violence.

Notes: Everything I know about both bodyguards and gunshot wounds I learned from Hollywood and their portrayal in this story should not be taken to reflect actual reality. Title from "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne.

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January Writing Goals Report, February Writing Goals
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Report on January:
  • Finish prompt snippets. - Check!

  • After snippets are done, do some work on the AGally/Prusty mpreg every day except Thursdays. - I did this until I finished the first draft.

  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic. - Check!

  • Do at least some of the editing of the AGally/Prusty bodyguard AU. - No.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired. - Check!

  • Say positive things on Twitter. - Mostly!
Goals for February:
  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic every day except Thursdays..

  • Edit/post the AGally/Prusty bodyguard AU and/or the AGally/Prusty mpreg.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired.

  • Say positive things on Twitter.

Prompt Snippets Roundup
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I wrote 14 prompt snippets for a total of over 27,000 words, so it took a little longer than anticipated. Many thanks to everyone who left a prompt. I had a good time writing these, and today I dived right back into my longer projects and was excited about them, so I consider this a success. Here's the roundup of what I wrote:

Let Your Skin Talk To My Soul (AO3, LJ) for asimplechord. Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Maripier Morin/Brandon Prust, Teen, 1500 words: "Careful," Maripier says. "You're going to leave beard burn."

Midsummer Beginning (AO3, LJ) for cametosmash. Hockey, Tyler Brown/Tyler Seguin, Teen, 1900 words: The guy who rushed through the door has a pair of dogs with him, one on a leash and the other cradled in his arms. They're not small dogs, but the guy doesn't even seem to notice the effort of hanging on to both of them. Not that he would with those arm muscles.

That's What Friends Are For (AO3, LJ) for dine. Hockey, Lindsey MacDonald/Mike Richards, Megan Carter/Jeff Carter, Tanner Pearson/Original Male Character, Teen, 2000 words: Mike doesn't answer his question until they've turned back and are almost to the place where they have to leave the path to walk up to the house. "I don't want to be that weird guy who can't get his shit together."

Change of Plan (AO3, LJ) for ilovealistair. Hockey, Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin, Teen, 2900 words: Zhenya narrows his eyes at Alex, but then he sighs and takes out his phone. He switches to English and tells Crosby, "Have friend for Thanksgiving, but friend burn turkey."

Compete Level (AO3, LJ) for 7iris. Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Maripier Morin/Brandon Prust/P.K. Subban, Mature, 2100 words: Five excerpts from a competition.

Stay In Touch (AO3, LJ) for an anonymous request. Hockey, Taylor Hall/Ryan Whitney, Mature, 900 words: They don't have a regular schedule, exactly, but there are times of day that they tend to Skype.

hearts have gone cold (AO3, LJ) for orangetard. Hockey, Carey Price/P.K. Subban, Mature, 1900 words: Carey is going to the Olympics. Content Note: Abortion.

on this winter night with you (AO3, LJ) for celtprincess13. Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Brendan Gallagher, Teen, 1600 words: Being stuck in a hotel in Buffalo isn't all bad.

Roped (AO3, LJ) for soul_cake_duck. Hockey, Carey Price/P.K. Subban, Explicit, 1900 words: Usually it's a game, P.K. trying to get up the driveway without getting caught and Carey staying hidden enough to try to surprise him. But not this time.

Drop a coin into the sea (AO3, LJ) for jazzish. Hockey, Jeff Carter/Mike Richards, Teen, 3700 words: The baby isn't Jeff's, but it's Mike's, and that's enough.

Christmas in Pittsburgh (AO3, LJ) for hypertwink. Hockey, Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin, General Audiences, 1100 words: And that's how Sid ends up trying to prove to Geno that he does, indeed, enjoy Christmas.

Piqué Turns (AO3, LJ) for idahophoenix. Hockey, Tyler Brown/Tyler Seguin, Teen, 2200 words: Three summers, three days.

Usually Scuffling (AO3, LJ) for an anonymous request. Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Brandon Prust, Teen, 1200 words: Five times Brandon didn't kiss Alex, plus one time he did.

We ain't even gonna make it to this club (AO3, LJ) for an anonymous request. Hockey, Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin, Explicit, 1900 words: "You know we're supposed to be leaving, right?" Tyler asks after Jamie moves down to kissing his neck. He's not looking to go anywhere, though, not when he can be standing here making out with Jamie instead.
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2015 Goals
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We're a week into the new year, and since I haven't been able to come up with goals for 2015, I think I'm not going to make any. My goals are usually focused on making my life better or more what I want it to be, but my life is pretty good right now. If I could come up with a good solution for how to get back on track with consistently doing my being an adult sorts of things, I would like to do that, but last year's plan didn't work and I don't want to set myself up for failure again. And I think being a little directionless and irresponsible is good for me.

2014 Year In Review - Goals
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For reference, my 2014 goals post is here.

Writing
I talked before about giving up on writing original fic, at least for the time being, which I suppose fulfills my goal for 2014 of deciding whether or not original fic is worth it, even if it wasn't how I was going to make that decision. I did keep writing and writing all the time, and AO3 tells me I posted over 188,000 words of fic in 2014.

Being a Grownup
I put this on my calendar, and then just didn't do it most times. I'm not sure how to get back in the habit of doing being a grownup kind of things, but this isn't working, so I'm deleting reminders from my calendar. I did clean out my closet, but that was the result of having to take everything out of it for some required maintenance and then deciding that I was only going to put the stuff I was actually keeping back.

Spiritual Refreshment
I don't know if this worked for me. I guess I did a bunch of self-reflection while working through the workbook section of The Desire Map.

Make peanut butter more often or buy peanut butter more often.
Giving myself permission to buy peanut butter greatly reduced my anxiety about having enough peanut butter in the house.

Get a massage sometime in the last two weeks of August.
This turned out to be a massage in September, which was lovely.

December Writing Goals Report, January Writing Goals
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Report on December:
  • Do some work on the AGally/Prusty mpreg every day except Thursdays. - Did this until I took a break to write snippets.

  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic. - Check!

  • Maybe work on Bollig/Shaw kink fic, rewriting bits at the beginning and/or doing some research to help with the middle bits. (Note: this only gets one more month on this list, and then if I still haven't done any of this, it comes off the list.) - No. I have no idea if I'm ever going to do this.

  • Do at least some of the editing of the AGally/Prusty bodyguard AU. - No.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired. - Check!

  • Say positive things on Twitter. - Mostly.
Goals for January:
  • Finish prompt snippets.

  • After snippets are done, do some work on the AGally/Prusty mpreg every day except Thursdays.

  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic.

  • Do at least some of the editing of the AGally/Prusty bodyguard AU.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired.

  • Say positive things on Twitter.

Holiday Weekends Prompt Snippets!
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I didn't cobble together enough holiday spirit to send cards this year, I'm feeling a little stuck on my current writing projects, and I have a few days off for holidays this week and next week, so it seems like a good time to do prompt snippets.

Leave me a prompt by the end of the day Saturday and I will write you something by the evening of January 4. (If there are a lot of prompts or circumstances change, posting may extend beyond this date.)

Fine print/guidelines: One per person. Lurkers and anonymous commenters welcome. If you're posting anonymously because you don't have an LJ account but I know you elsewhere and you leave me your name, I will do my best to write something catered to your tastes. Generally first come first served, although things may jump the queue depending on inspiration and what can be written at work. I will write hockey, but not Patrick Kane, Drew Doughty, or the Avalanche. I may write other fandoms; feel free to ask if you want something else. I may veer from your prompt. I will take lyric prompts, but be forewarned that I'm not necessarily good at them. This is for new story ideas, not sequels or timestamps. I make no promises about length, but in the past prompt snippets have tended to be 300-3000 words.

November Writing Goals Report, December Writing Goals
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Report on November:
  • Finish/post the rest of the Halloween treats. - Check!

  • Do some work on AGally/Prusty mpreg and the bodyguard AU every day except Thursdays. - I decided I was exempt from this on vacation, but otherwise did this, and I finished the first draft of the bodyguard AU.

  • Maybe work on Bollig/Shaw kink fic, rewriting bits at the beginning and/or doing some research to help with the middle bits. - No.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired. - Check!

  • Say positive things on Twitter. - Mostly.

Goals for December:
  • Do some work on the AGally/Prusty mpreg every day except Thursdays.

  • Do some work on the Bollig/Monahan crossdressing fic.

  • Maybe work on Bollig/Shaw kink fic, rewriting bits at the beginning and/or doing some research to help with the middle bits. (Note: this only gets one more month on this list, and then if I still haven't done any of this, it comes off the list.)

  • Do at least some of the editing of the AGally/Prusty bodyguard AU.

  • Write miscellaneous snippets as inspired.

  • Say positive things on Twitter.

Thankfulness: November 27
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Today I'm thankful for all the things I have to be thankful for. I've been trying not to repeat things, or to exactly repeat things from previous years, and there are still so many things I've been able to say I'm thankful for. I know not everyone has that, and I'm thankful that I do. (And that I could steal this one from j_crew_guy.)

Fic: Now I've got you in my space (Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Brandon Prust, 18000 words, Explicit) 2/2
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Fic: Now I've got you in my space (Hockey, Alex Galchenyuk/Brandon Prust, 18000 words, Explicit) 1/2
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Summary: Alex and Brandon date, and sometimes babysit Alex's nephew.

Notes: Thanks to Kelfin for helping me figure out the Russian naming conventions, to Lake for letting me talk this through, and to everyone on Twitter who answered miscellaneous questions as I went along. Title from Disclosure's "Latch" featuring Sam Smith.


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Thankfulness: November 26
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Today I'm thankful for getting all of my errands done (picked up and paid for the repairs to my car, went grocery shopping, got my hair cut, did laundry) so I can relax for the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend/my vacation.

Thankfulness: November 25
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Today I'm thankful for airport wifi, which means I'm not totally disconnected on my long travel day today.