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Um. So I have not dared to venture into fic-writing with the Star Trek reboot. Plenty of my friends list has done that for me anyway. I will admit that, frankly, I am terrified of a huge fandom with followers as frothingly passionate about it as I was (and am still, in some ways) about Star Wars.

Instead, I come bearing femmeslash art. *sheepish look* Hopefully this will get it out of my system a bit.

Since Kirk/Spock seems to be the popular slash pairing, I thought I would offer up a potentially, ah, logical corresponding girl-girl pairing.

Title: Roommates
Pairing: Uhura/Gaila (her roommate at the Academy)
Franchise: Star Trek XI
Rating: PG-13 - but NSFW thanks to undergarments
Story: Gaila spends a lot of time in just her underwear. It's not for the benefit of the boys she sleeps with - and finally, Uhura takes notice.
Notes: Sorry about the unfinished legs and lack of substantial background. :D Also, my deepest apologies to all long-time Star Trek fans. I hope I am handling with care!

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Art by reallycorking.

So, reallycorking is awesome and let me colour some of her lineart. ♥ Link and what's behind the lj-cut contain spoilers. Thanks to the LJ outage it all got posted over on GJ, but I thought perhaps it should be over here, too. I tried to stick to her loose-ish style of colouring.

Scene is SFW if all your coworkers have finished the book.

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Fanfic: Baby Boom

Title: Baby Boom - or, An Alternative to the Epilogue
Word Count: ~500
Rating: G
Warnings: SPOILERS THROUGH DH.
Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Notes: It was decided that we needed a reworking of the epilogue. I had heard a rumour months ago that it would be in a Rita Skeeter-style article. Well, I couldn't quite channel Rita, but I thought perhaps a gossip column set about eight years after the end of DH would work, too. No ships have changed, though a few more are implied. I hope you enjoy!

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Fanfic: Dubious Hackery

Title: Harry Potter and the Dubious Hackery, chapter 35: The End of the Franchise (title by nimori)
Length: ~2200 words
Characters: loads. Harry, Ginny, Hermione Voldemort, Neville, Bellatrix, Snape, and so on.
Summary: It's the end of the road for Harry and Voldemort - HOW WILL IT END?
Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Notes: Written for a cracktastic challeng months ago, but now it's under flock on her journal, so I figured it was time to repost it here. It works as a standalone, too, which is why I feel fine tossing it up here. In any case, it's a little cracky but sometimes I wish this is how it would end. And I swear, if there are any "spoilers" in here, it's unintentional, since I wrote this back in March. ♥ Enjoy!

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Doctor Who - Icons

These are in no particular order, but whatever. Enjoy!

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PSA

Dear Fandom:

It is Occlumency. Not occulmency or oculmency.

Oculus is the Latin word for eye. I can see how people might become confused as to it's seeming usage in this context, as the idea of using your mind's eye to see things could be applied. However, Occlumency is about mental blocking.

Occultare: Many people (including the Lexicon) believe that the root word of Occlumency is Occultare, which means "to hide, conceal." This is getting closer, but still not quite right. At least this is an understandable confusion.

Occludere means "to shut up, close up." Think occlude. This, to me, seems the clear and obvious choice of roots. The right letters in the correct combination and number... yup.

I'm sure many would like to argue that either of the latter could apply, but frankly, I think if JKR wanted the root to be occultare, she would have used a different spelling. Harry's not just trying to hide thoughts and feelings, but is rather trying to completely block out an invading mind.

That's pretty much it. Nothing deep, just a little Latin and some griping. This sort of thing really rubs me the wrong way.

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Fanart: Miss Cleansweep 1945!

Title: Miss Cleansweep 1945!
Media: Prismacolor markers, Pigma Micron pens, and Photoshop CS2
Characters Ginny Weasley in a bit of a time warp.
Rating: PG
Warnings: It's a pinup, so there is quite a bit of leg showing.
Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Artist's notes: I saw all the lovely work going up at smut_wednesday with the pinup theme, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. I then took the original art and aged it in photoshop. I really hope you all enjoy it!
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Fic: Crossover: Bigger on the Inside

Title: Bigger on the Inside (Harry Potter/Doctor Who crossover)
Characters: Harry and the Doctor
Rating: G
Word Count: 702
Summary: The Doctor has a surreal encounter.
Author's notes: This is my first time writing the Doctor, ever. I don't really know what to think of myself right now. This might be one of the worst ideas I've had. *hides*

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Artist: freckles42 (aka sapphocles)
Title: Jack Sparrow and the Deathly Gallows
Medium: Prismacolor coloured pencils on 11"x15" cold press paper
Rating: G
Warnings: Well, if you haven't seen the HP book art yet... then it might spoil that. Otherwise, no warnings.
Notes: A crossover challenge for FictionAlley, putting the main Pirates of the Caribbean characters on the UK kids' cover art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. I've also documented the process below, using photographs at various steps and compiling them into an animation. Many thanks to heidi8 for inviting me to take part and ladyguenivere for being an art pimp. :D My art is currently being cycled with a few other pieces on the front page of FA (refresh until you get it if it doesn't appear the first time). You can find all the April Fool's art here, just remember to refresh to check them all out!


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Art: Original: doodles

Just some comic-style doodling I've been doing. I like the second one best.

What: Art
Medium: Pencils
Notes: Just some sketches and to prove to myself that I can, indeed, draw like this. :D

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Fanart - Play On

Title: Play On
What: Bill/Tonks, a guitar, and a bottle of wine
Medium: Coloured pencils
Rating: G
Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Notes: A birthday present for ragdoll. This is a new style for me, and very unusual... but I rather like how it turned out. :D I based it on a Samuel Gana piece called "The Lovers." I imagine that this kind of piece could come from a rather unfortunate Melding Hex. ;D So... Happy birthday, Janboots!
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fandom as a mediaeval society.

It really brightens my day to see what people have to say about each other in the fandom. This place has its share of drama, sure, and sometimes it gets out of control (like when it bleeds onto metafilter and fark). But usually we take care of ourselves - a self-regulating society. In many ways, it's not unlike an anarcho-syndicalist commune early society.

There are the well-known fandom folks - people whose names you'd probably recognise no matter what part of the fandom is the area from which you hail. These are not unlike the knights or lords/ladies, each known by their stature. And while most are known fandom-wide, they each are best known in their own corner of the fandom. Hell, we even have our own crests and sigils - usericons, anyone?

ETA: I have revised my opinion of these folks, so I think they might be better classified as the most prominent artists and workers in various guilds. There used to be grocers' guilds, various artisan guilds, fishers' guilds, etc. These folks were all still part of the middle class (discussed below) but had a much higher profile than most. They were usually vaunted by their respective communities, usually for a combination of cunning business moves, exceptional skills, and so on. This might be a better comparison than the other one.

There are the moderately well-known folks, of course; these are people that you see post occasionally, and when you follow the link to their userinfo you discover you already have a half-dozen common friends. These are like the rising middle-class - merchants and such - who mostly work in the village outside the knights' abodes and interact with the knights and the "common" people. Some of these folks are working very hard to gain enough status to move up a notch in society.

Then there are the quiet participants, whose names you recognise from comments to fic, art, theories, or debates; they contribute, but very rarely in their own journal. These are the freemen - they go about what they do quietly, occasionally stopping to talk to the merchants and making the occasional payment (a comment!) to their knights, but otherwise they mostly just enjoy the work of others.

What of the priestly class? Those would be the news aggregators, reclisters, and people who create/manage things like HP Wiki and the Lexicon. They adore the works of others and spend much of their time in our world focused on bringing the words of others to the wider world. They spread and share the knowledge, and their hard work can be appreciated by all.

And then there are the lurkers, who only surface once a year to mate when they feel truly compelled to comment on something. These are the hermits and medicine women who live on the edge of the forest. Of course, there are far more lukers in the fandom than there ever were hermits or crazy cat lady predecessors old maids who used to hex kids that wouldn't stay off their lawn. However, the social interaction is apt. These people are mostly harmless, and when they do surface it's likely all they wanted was to buy some cheese from the store in town. They are actually pretty nice people if you get to know them.

There are also, of course, trolls and sockpuppets, but those get fed to the sea monster pretty quickly. They are highway robbers and con men, basically.

So there is a hierarchy, obviously. Now, some people might suggest that JKR takes the place of a queen of the fandom, but I would say that her status is, frankly, more like a god than a queen. Some challenge her, some adore her, and we are all waiting to see what more she will add to her creation. There are even the elite few who get invited to speak to her personally. Some don't even believe she exists (shadow writers, anyone?). A queen would step in and interfere, collect taxes and so forth. A deity sends out messages as she sees fit (jkr.com), but mostly leaves us alone and gets on with the work of creating.

So, we self-regulate. People who violate the "rules" that we have created in this fandom are either driven to the edge and told not to return until they learn some manners or they adapt and assimilate into our society. This is a wide and varied fandom with many areas for one to find a group of one's fellows. It is much like having little enclaves devoted to certain crafts. "This is the realm of horses, and this is Smith-town" is not all that different from "This is the realm of artists, and here are the icon-makers." We agree to certain protocols - be polite, be respectful, and please, have fun!

Obviously there are some flaws with my observations - we don't have indentured servants, or fiefs, etc. We generally see ourselves all as equals, rather than strictly adhering to the level on which we exist. Anyone can move up - or down! So perhaps comparing it to the social structure of Reformationist England would be more apt (where much of the old structure is still in place but the growing middle class is making a fair argument for equality, especially with the ideas of Luther giving an argument for the destruction of the class system; and there's also a much more complex society in place), but then I don't think the flavour is the same as our fandom. We're not trying to overthrow or make major changes, we just are. Nor are we that organised.

We even have trade with other fandoms (crossover, common interests, anyone?).

Questions? Comments? Snide remarks?


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Title: Bella and her Coat of Many Colours
Characters: Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin, untold numbers of cubs, and Bellatrix Lestrange
Rating: PG, I suppose, for use of real fur.
Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
What: Well... ragdoll and I got into a... discussion... on her LJ about what should be done to Technicolour Puppy Love. To quote her:
*gags* Seriously, that's one of the things I hate most in the world...I am actually okay with Remus/Tonks sometimes but the whole werewolf cubs thing is just...*stabbity stabbity stabbity* My inner Bella wants to make them into fur coats. *hums the Cruella DeVille song*
To which I replied that I was off to draw that. Ten minutes later, you have the crack that is behind the cut.
Notes: Um. It's just wrong. And a story in three parts. And extremely rough (as in, I spent almost no time on it and there's ZERO shading). But I giggled. So... in all its 2B glory... With only minimal adjustments...

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Fansketch: Pansy Parkinson

Who: Pansy Parkinson
Rating: PG (skimpy clothes, but she's fully dressed)
What: Fansketch
Medium: Pencil (2H, HB, 4B)
Disclaimer: All characters portrayed are at least 18 years of age. None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Notes: Wow, it's been awhile since I updated! My apologies, friends. Here, have a sexy Pansy instead. She's had breast-enhancement surgery and charms done. This was done without a photo reference, but I'm still rather pleased with how it turned out. It's definitely NOT my usual "facing forward" pose. Nor does she have Generic Girl Face. I've had a lot of fics turned in but unfortunately they won't be revealed for another month, at least... I need to write more, I know. Anyway, back to Pansy. She is wearing a lot of pink, though you can't really tell. But trust me... it's hideous and she LOVES it. Oh, and always, click through for a close up.

Should I ink and colour? Colour in photoshop? Or pencil in more and give her more depth?

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Icons: Ravenclaw: Smart in Smartass

What: Icons
Notes: Variations on a theme. All are Ravenclaw, and all say the same thing ("Ravenclaw: Putting the smart in smartass"). Oh, and I used blue and something resembling bronze, so the colours are closer to book canon.

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Title: A Girl and her Broom
Character: Morag MacDougal
Rating: G
Disclaimer: All characters portrayed are at least 18 years of age. None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Notes: Drawn by request for a friend (actually, the same friend who helps with the dialogue for Hogwarts Porn Studios). Morag's quiet, got a thick Scottish accent, and is very sporty and quite fit. She's also a bit short (about 5'4"/1.63 m). She doesn't care much about clothes, so she tends to stick to Montrose Magpies shirts (her favourite team, of course) and (men's) jeans, which she has to cuff up. She's a beater for the Ravenclaw team and has a wee bit of a temper, particularly when people cross her or her friends. This drawing was done with a 2b pencil, then inked with a variety of pens, then coloured with my lovely prismacolour markers while I watched the Tigers beat the Yankees. I cleaned it up a little in photoshop. It's still pretty raw, but I'm pretty happy with it.



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Title: Realignment - ch. 1: Sensory Changes
Rating: PG (for this part)
Characters: The Hogwarts ensemble cast, featuring Cedric Diggory and Albus Dumbledore in this part.
Summary: Cedric survives the Maze of the final challenge and there are consequences.
Word count: 1500
Warnings: Mention of major character death.
Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, all are JKR's, who is nice enough to let us play in her sandbox.
Notes: This is a gift for minisinoo, on the occasion of her birthday, in response to the challenge she set forth. There is more to come, but this is definitely a start. *smiles* Happy birthday!

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Art: Original: Little Blue (PG)

Who: Unknown. Seems like Harry and Cho's illegitimate offspring gone comic-book...
What: Some generic art. Just me practising comic-style drawing.
Rating: PG? It's always hard to tell with these. Her chest and bum are covered and the pose isn't suggestive, but she'd definitely a girl.
Media: On parchment. Sketched in pencil, then inked 0.5 mm foray pen, then coloured with Prismacolor markers. I did a little colour-adjusting in photoshop (and fixed her cape, which had suffered from a case of incorrectpigementitis.
Notes: Anyway, I really like her cape and the way her hair flows. I'm also glad that her face didn't turn out like my Generic Girl Face. I like her, though. She's got some kind of an attitude. I have no idea why she's running around in those completely impractical platform shoes. But then, if she's a super-hero, she can probably handle a pair of platforms (and I'm sure she's got really strong ankles!).

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