introduction post.

  • Dec. 31st, 2025 at 11:46 PM
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My name is Veronica. I'm 22 years old and in graduate school (to my own consternation). This is my fandom journal. If you want my personal journal, head over to [livejournal.com profile] paperflowered.

Veronica in the wild; or, come, meet the teal deer; she doesn't bite )

Veronica in fandom; or, observe the teal deer in her natural habitat )

other links:
The 2009 Summer Reading Adventure Extravaganza
The 2009 Summer Writing Project
Fanfiction Recommendations

If we have anything in common, comment below and we can do the whole mutual-add thing. ;)

FIC MASTERLIST

  • Dec. 31st, 2025 at 9:01 PM
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To see my detailed Warning/Labeling policy, CLICK HERE.


Fic Masterlist )

origamiflowers: (guitar)
Title: "Once More, with Feeling"
Fandom: Heroes
Characters/Pairings: Monica Dawson
Rating: PG
Length: 408 words
Summary: If Monica's life was a movie, it would look something like this.
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] heroes_contest prompt "take."

once more, with feeling )
origamiflowers: (window light)
Title: Ceremony (The Companionship Remix)
Fandom: Firefly
Characters/Pairings: River/Inara
Rating: PG13 (adult themes, implied sex)
Length: ~1100 words
Summary: The tea ceremony is an old ritual. Other rituals are even older.
Notes: Written for [community profile] remixredux09. A remix of [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu's Synchronicity (Part 7).

Read more... )

fic: Heroes: "Radio Silence" (Molly, PG)

  • Aug. 3rd, 2009 at 1:24 AM
origamiflowers: bare feet on tile (Default)
Title: Radio Silence
Fandom: Heroes
Characters/Pairings: Molly, Mrs. Suresh, (briefly) Arthur Petrelli
Rating: PG
Warnings: violence against a child
Length: ~2900 words
Summary: While she was in India, Molly was just waiting to go home already.
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange spring exchange 2009.

Read more... )

fic: Heroes: "Special" (Peter/Claire, R)

  • Aug. 3rd, 2009 at 1:19 AM
origamiflowers: (huddled)
Title: Special
Fandom: Heroes
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Claire
Rating: R
Warnings: incest
Length: ~2400 words
Summary: Claire and Peter try to deal with the ramifications of living in a world that knows about their superpowers. Alternating angst and fluff. Also, it's the Christmas season.
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange holiday exchange 2008.

Read more... )
origamiflowers: (rather be reading)
Title: Thy Outward Walls
Fandom: Heroes
Characters/Pairings: Claire/Knox
Rating: NC17
Length: ~1900 words
Summary: Knox and Claire become partners, just when she's starting to come apart at the seams.
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange V-Day exchange.

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Title: A Theory of Relativity
Fandom: Firefly
Characters/Pairings: River, the Serenity crew
Rating: PG
Length: ~1400 words
Summary: How River relates to the members of the Serenity crew.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femme_fic 2009.

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Title: Collapse into Me
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairings: Fleur/Hermione
Rating: NC17
Warnings: infidelity
Length: ~2400 words
Summary: Hermione tries to make herself useful.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femmefest.

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origamiflowers: (bright flowers)
Title: Laws of Gravity
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairings: Draco Malfoy, Cho Chang (pre-Draco/Cho)
Genre: gen, drama, pre-romance
Rating: PG
Length: ~1000 words
Disclaimer: Harry Potter does not belong to me. I am not profiting from this.
Summary: London is just a quick stop for Cho. But an unexpected encounter while staying at the Leaky Cauldron gives her pause.
Notes: First in "The Ungentle Fall" series. For the prompt "black ink" in [livejournal.com profile] rarepair_shorts. Table here.

Laws of Gravity )

fic: Tin Man: "I Hear the Bells" - Jeb/Az

  • Jul. 29th, 2009 at 4:22 PM
origamiflowers: bare feet on tile (Default)
title: "I Hear the Bells"
fandom: Tin Man
Pairings/Characters: pre-Jeb/Az
genre: gen, pre-romance
rating: PG
length: ~450 words
disclaimer: Tin Man does not belong to me. I am not profiting from this.
summary: She resented his free and unrestrained laughter.
notes: A gift-fic for [livejournal.com profile] writersblock76, who requested Jeb/Az and "laughter." It sort of tries to be childrensbookish, or maybe fairytaleish, but probably fails at both. Hope you like, despite its unforgivable lateness! This also fulfills the prompt "not fade away" for my [profile] tm_ficfest table. Also, the title is shamelessly cribbed from some song on the Veronica Mars soundtrack.

I Hear the Bells )
origamiflowers: bare feet on tile (shadow flower window)
Title: "A Hundred Times Too Short"
Fandom: House M.D.
Pairing: Thirteen/Cuddy
Rating: PG
Length: ~2850 words
Disclaimer: House M.D. does not belong to me. I am not profiting from this.
Warnings: none
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash09. My first House fic in a while!
Summary: It all starts with a cup of coffee.

Read more... )

Labeling/Warning Policy

  • Jun. 29th, 2009 at 8:33 PM
origamiflowers: (rather be reading)
Detailed Fanfiction Labeling/Warning Policy Under the Cut )

If you have a less common trigger and would like to know if it shows up in my fic, or if there's anything you think I should add to this list, please let me know in a comment or PM me.

on [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble

  • Jun. 22nd, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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Participating in [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble was so much fun. I loved the challenge of condensing and changing someone else's story. I was only assigned to write two drabbles, but as soon as I finished those two, I enjoyed it so much that I wrote four extra, just for fun! :) Anyway, here's the list of what I wrote, with the links to the original stories:


The Hard Prayer (The Sacrificial Wolf Remix) (Battlestar Galactica: Helo, Sharon, S1)
original story: After Me Comes the Flood by [livejournal.com profile] amathela

Slippery Fish in the Stream (The Derrida Remix) (Firefly: River)
original story: Time, Like a River by [livejournal.com profile] melodyunity

Blessed Are the Forgetful (The True Beatitude Remix) (Heroes: The Haitian, Elle)
original story: Forget by [livejournal.com profile] restlessme

Velocity Girl (The Wild Things Remix) (The Chronicles of Narnia: Susan)
original story: never a crack in the ivory tower by [livejournal.com profile] be_themoon

Better Left Unsaid (The Under the Sea Remix) (Stargate Atlantis: John, Teyla)
original story: Seawall by [livejournal.com profile] wojelah

Listen to Your Own Silence (The Devil in All of Us Remix) (Supernatural: John)
original story: Limbo by [livejournal.com profile] emmademarais



Also, two of my fics were remixed! The only fandom I'd written the minimum for was House M.D., so the fics are old, but the remixes are fantastic!

Four Men Allison Cameron Never Slept with, and One She Did (The Coin Flip Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] sabinelagrande.
original fic: Four Men Allison Cameron Never Slept with (And One She Did)

Concerto for the Left Hand (The Duet Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] 2ndary_author
original fic: Interlude

Beta-Reading & the Art of Criticism

  • Jun. 2nd, 2009 at 10:22 PM
origamiflowers: (guitar)
At online forums like [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants, beta-readers are treated a bit like objects of worship. Goddesses, perhaps, or Holy Grails. Comma out of place? Should've had a beta. Typo? You needed someone else to look at it. Homonym error? A beta would have caught it, keeping you from looking like the total moron you have now revealed yourself to be. (I poke lovingly, FFR.)

It’s a common piece of fandom wisdom. There are a myriad of communities for it, from the general to the fandom-specific. If you're creating an original character, there are comms where people volunteer to evaluate them and tell you whether or not they're a Mary Sue, which seems like a form of beta-reading to me. And beta-reading seems like a smart, simple concept: get someone else to read your fic before you post and fix any errors they notice.

Beta-reading & the Art of Criticism )


If you've had other experiences, disagree with something I said, want to add some advice, or suggest more resources to add to the resource list, please comment below! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts.

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recs: multifandom - femme_fic 2009

  • May. 30th, 2009 at 4:06 AM
origamiflowers: (raise your hands)
The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] femme_fic, a fic exchange based on writing female characters, has wrapped up, so I have some multifandom recs. These aren't culled from everything that was posted - just the fandoms I'm familiar with. And my own contribution!


9 recs for BSG, Bones, Firefly, SGA, Supernatural, Veronica Mars )



My fic:
a theory of relativity. River, the Serenity crew, PG, 1400 words. The prompt was "How River gets along with each member of the crew," and I chose Inara, Wash, Kaylee, Jayne, and Simon.

recs: harry potter - femmefest (femmeslash)

  • May. 16th, 2009 at 3:42 AM
origamiflowers: (camera)
The [livejournal.com profile] femmefest over at LJ just wrapped up and posted its masterlist, so check it out! I loved reading the submissions and I'm a bit proud of my own as well. Here are some recs, what I thought were the best offerings.

Harry Potter Femmeslash Recs )




Not a rec, but here's my contribution to the fest:
Collapse Into Me (Fic). Hermione/Fleur, NC17, 2400 words. Warning: infidelity.
"Hermione tries to make herself useful."

twilight: "a whisper and a clamor" - alice

  • May. 6th, 2009 at 5:28 PM
origamiflowers: (cloud-watching)
title: A Whisper and a Clamor
fandom: Twilight
characters/pairings: Alice
genre: gen, introspection
rating: PG
length: 500 words
disclaimer: This is a transformative work.
summary: A hundred years is a long time to live. Sometimes she feels like a shell. Like 'alice' is only a sequence of sounds, signifying nothing. Alice imagines who she could have been. Five drabbles.

a whisper and a clamor )

recs: heroes - peter/claire (1)

  • Apr. 24th, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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Today, I bring you recs featuring the pairing Peter/Claire from Heroes.

FWIW, you should assume that all of the following stories contain incest/incestuous content.

Peter/Claire recs )

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