emma_in_dream: (Henry Moore)
Documents from the Out Tray of Hermione Granger, Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (Being Division)

by me

in Archive of Our Own.

A vid

May. 9th, 2016 08:19 pm
emma_in_dream: (Default)
I have made a happy vid about a Peggy/Steve/Bucky threesome. Happy, I say, despite the fact that they are only in two scenes together ever. I assert my own reality.


Swancon 4

Mar. 29th, 2016 06:35 pm
emma_in_dream: (bobby)
Has anyone got photos of the masquerade?

Swancon 3

Mar. 29th, 2016 04:25 pm
emma_in_dream: (Trek)
Having reflected, I would say that this was not only my best con for ages but also the best con the girls have had. Because they are getting older, they were able to attend some panels and enjoyed at least one (the previews of forthcoming movies for kids). Ruby really enjoyed the children’s book reading. She told me ‘I clapped til my hands hurt’.

And they adored the children’s masquerade. I think next year they might be old enough to go to the proper masquerade (gasp!). Pearl went as the Wicked Witch of the West and Ruby was the cutest flying monkey ever.
emma_in_dream: (bucky)
For me, this was the best Swancon for several years. Because my kids are getting older, I got to venture out of the family room and actually interact with other adults. I even went to a couple of panels.

For the past few years, I have felt like Tantalus, close to what I wanted but unable to reach it. Whereas this year I actually got to do con things.
emma_in_dream: (Henry Moore)
I am so happy (and amazed) to say that the Gynaecon feminist collective won a Silver Swan. This is a *really* significant award for major contributions to WA fandom, and is an unbelievable honour.
Indeed, my first response is that we have not done enough, I am an imposter, I must do more!
I am so amazed by this award.
emma_in_dream: (alexa)
For a fic I’m writing, can I just check that Americans would write Month Date Year, like July 4th 1910?


Oct. 19th, 2015 06:38 pm
emma_in_dream: (Leia)
Hello –

I feel like the last kid at the school to become aware that there is a cool party going on, but last year was literally the first year I realized what the purpose of Yuletide letters was. I saw them on my LJ feed and I even wrote them *but I did not realise they were aggregated centrally*. I thought people just went looking for the person they were writing for, checking if they had an LJ account and if they had left a message. When I found out last year that there was a central list – after participating for about a decade - I was so excited! I wrote several stocking stuffers!

So, right of the bat, you will realise you are not writing for the brightest or most tech savvy of people. Cough, moving along.

Things I like: people working together as teams! Loyalty! Friends becoming family! People being competent! And communicating vital information to each other in a sensible manner! Also, slash!

I had heaps of trouble deciding on the fandoms I’d like to request this year because I am all about the most obscure pairings of the most tiny fandoms.

First and foremost, I would love pretty much any story around Rosemary Sutcliff’s *Simon*. This is one of her lesser known, non-Roman historical works. It’s set in the 17th century and inspired 13 year old me to try to read about that century. I managed to get a biography of Thomas Cromwell rather than Oliver Cromwell and was rather confused. But I wound up with a doctorate in early 16th century history, so the book had its impact.

It’s classic Sutcliff, with loyal best friends separated by being on opposing sides in the civil war. Yet still loyal! Anything about Simon and Amias’ friendship would please me, from their boyhood days, their time at school, up to post-war slash (or pre-war, or during the war which, after all, went on for a really long time). Other things that would make me happy: I’d like to know more about Zeal-for-the-Lord’s life; what kinds of secrets did Mouse find out with her spying habits; how did they celebrate Christmas when Christmas was outlawed (because of the actual, literal Puritans).

Zombieland is that rarest of jewels – a satisfying zombie apocalypse comedy. I’ve got to say that I really want any fic written in in this fandom to be equally light hearted and happy. No one is to be eaten in a bad way!

I have to admit to really just wanting happy fic in this fandom. I’d like anything about their created family being competent and kicking ass. And I’d be very happy to read smut about Columbus and Wichita, Columbus and Tallahassee or (ideally) both Wichita and Tallahassee sharing Columbus like the little bond-creating, anxiety ridden moppet he is.

Since this is 2015 I think it’s an appropriate time for a whole lot of Back to the Future fic. Here we are! In the future! Though sadly without flying cars or self-zipping shoe laces.

I’d like pretty much anything that focussed on the fact that Doc and Marty (and to a lesser extent Jennifer and Clara) have become cut off from the rest of their timelines. They’ve got different memories to pretty much everybody else. Anything featuring them being a group with special ties would be great.

Also, having just rewatched the movies, they are a lot darker than I remembered. They are played for comedy but the ‘happy’ 1985 that they end up with is the direct result of taking stuff (and people) away from Biff Tannen and giving it to George McFly. Not that I want date-rapist Tannen to get his horribly dystopian Trumpesque happy end, but it is still creepy. So if you wanted to go dark that would be fine.

That’s a lot of information but here is the take away message: Thank you for writing to me. Whatever you give me is fine.

Archive of Our Own name - Emma_Oz

Back to the Future (Movies)
Zombieland (2009)
Simon - Rosemary Sutcliff
emma_in_dream: (Singin')
I have just started reading a history of gay Americans in WWII. I am only up to early 1941 and the army has already had to invent the convoluted concept of a ‘reverse malingerer’, ie. a person who should be exempt from conscription but whose patriotism compelled them to sneak into the armed services. Steve Rogers, with his repeated attempts to enlist, was a reverse malingerer.
emma_in_dream: (otp)
I have to rec this story because:

(a) it perfectly captures the tone of pregnancy advice books; and
(b) it so chillingly encompasses the way squibs are discarded in magical society.

Title: An extract from The Witch’s Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby Care, by Alarica Rosier. Chapter Nine: What if my Baby is a Squib?

Author: nineveh_uk

emma_in_dream: (Default)
I am frankly baffled by the behaviour of those gaming the Hugo system. Their argument appears to be that the Hugos are important and big and in, like, the 1950s were only given to white men. Therefore it is OK to game the system to get a Hugo and this in no way devalues having one or makes it less important or big.

Oh, the irony of destroying their integrity in order to preserve their importance!


Apr. 9th, 2015 11:49 am
emma_in_dream: (Default)
I definitely noticed an improvement in my participation in this con, compared to recent ones. I got to three panels. Next year, perhaps even more!

The girls behaved pretty well (no widdles on the hotel floor). And they definitely enjoyed the dressing up aspects. Ruby is already planning a red dragon costume for next year.


Apr. 3rd, 2015 05:29 pm
emma_in_dream: (cameron)
Lovely hotel, nice program, and a very big family room. Unfortunately, I failed to organise any kind of swap with other parents so I was in the room all day. I did enjoy my long nap on the couch.

I am looking for someone to swap with tomorrow - or an adult who wants to come in for company.

Also, if there is anyone out there who could mind my kids between 3:00 and 4:00 on Sunday, that would be great. I have a presentation then.
emma_in_dream: (otp)
A very productive year, in which I wrote a heap of extremely short, curt fics.

Dwarven crafts by Emma_Oz
Fandoms:The Lord of the Rings
Gimli/Legolas Greenleaf
Words: 386
Read more... )

The News
Fandoms:Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Cosmo Brown/Don Lockwood/Kathy Selden
Read more... )

Team Work
Fandoms:Tomorrow When the War Began
Words; 536
Read more... )

Fandoms:Elementary (TV)
Words: 315

Read more... )

A Woman's Touch
Fandoms:Calamity Jane (1953)
Calamity Jane/Wild Bill Hickok Calamity Jane/Katie Brown
Words: 347

Read more... )

Fandoms:Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves & Wooster
Reginald Jeeves/Bertram Wooster

Read more... )

Fandoms:Tomorrow Series - John Marsden,
Ellie Linton/Homer Yannos
Words: 802

Read more... )

And there were stars
Fandoms:Jeremiah (TV), Stargate Atlantis
Words: 2,632

Read more... )

27th May
Fandoms:Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Nancy Blackett/John Walker
Words: 413

Read more... )

May Thinks
Fandoms:Pat of Silver Bush Series - L. M. Montgomery
Words: 199

Read more... )

Fandoms:The Lone Gunmen (TV), The X-Files
Yves Adele Harlow Jimmy Bond Kimmy the GeekThreesome - F/M/M

Read more... )
emma_in_dream: (Default)
1. Your main fandom of the year?

Perhaps Highlander, inspired by Killabeez rewatch? I am not very good at having just one fandom, but read and reread constantly in a variety.

Ooooh, also, there has been a veritable explosion of Gimli/Legolas fics lately, perhaps inspired by The Hobbit’s dwarf/elf love story. This makes me very happy as I have shipped them since I was a teenager. After all, they do literally sail off into the sunset together.

Read more... )
emma_in_dream: (Fights like a girl)
First of all, check out my own fic, set in Rosemary Sutcliff's *Frontier Wolf*. Heartbeat by Anonymous for Emma_Oz It's short but hot.

I would also recommend these stories:

In the Terminator fandom, Intuition and Ingenuity by Anonymous for stars_inthe_sky. It's about Miles Dyson's son, who gets an odd job interview from some people who are interested in his father. Then someone starts stalking him and his computer gets this weird virus. It is chilling, as the reader knows more than the narrator.

I am also impressed at the way the author brings up the experience of being a young black man with an ambivalent relationship with the Police (who did, after all, shoot his dad).

And I really like Gentle Antidote by Anonymous for Nympha_Alba. It's a Lord Peter Wimsey story, where he meets Harriet Vane because they are soul mates with each other's names written on their skin. The flirting through quotes and literary references is so exactly like Sayers that it is actually hard to remember this is an AU.


Oct. 28th, 2014 07:40 pm
emma_in_dream: (Methos)
Dear Yuletide writer! I only know one thing about you – and that is that you are fabulous. You are going to write a story for me! In one of the obscure fandoms I like!

I requested *Jeremiah*, Rosemary Sutcliff’s *Eagle of the Ninth*, Rosemary Sutcliff’s *Frontier Wolf* and *Zombieland* (the ‘zombedy’ not to be confused with *Z Nation* which is now showing in the US). Any of those would be cool.

Here are some things I like: characters being competent, banter, Sutcliffesque descriptive prose, romance, happy endings.

Here are some things I don’t like: main characters dying.

I like slash but I am happy to read het or gen or threesomes or whatever you choose. What I don’t like is the female characters being downplayed or killed off so the men can get centre stage.

I was going to write that I don’t like to read about children suffering and then I realised that the back stories of virtually all these programs are a long list of suffering. All the adults in *Jeremiah* died; Esca’s family were killed and he was enslaved, Marcus had an emotionally distant mother and then was horribly wounded while still a teenager himself; and in *Zombieland* essentially every human on the planet except the four main characters is dead. So it turns out that I did not know myself – I like the pain.

And here is my thank you in advance! Thank you!


Oct. 24th, 2014 06:13 pm
emma_in_dream: (X Files)
I am organised enough to have signed up this year! Not like last year when the sign up came just as I reached the end of my ability to go to medical appointments happily!
emma_in_dream: (bobby)

Fandom, you made me love you from Emma Oz on Vimeo.

The songvid for people in the perfect trifecta of enjoying Judy Garland, Star Wars and Plan Nine from Outer Space.

3 things

Feb. 25th, 2014 07:13 pm
emma_in_dream: (Default)
1. Ruby is full of beans. The other day she was jumping up and down shouting, ‘I am fit and strong and healthy!’

2. Pearl and Ruby are both currently besotted with the cardboard box doll houses made for them by their Pop. Too cute.

3. I made songvids.


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