przed: (tt ot5 puppy pile)
I finally have a few moments, so here's my latest Take That story.

A Little Out of Reach (3619 words)
Pairing: Howard Donald/Jason Orange
Summary: An unexpected phone makes Howard admit to something he's long hidden. But is it too late?
Notes: Written for the "loss of voice" square on my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card, and inspired by my paranoia about Jason seemingly being MIA during the boys' recent recording sessions. Thanks, as always, to my lovely first reader, [livejournal.com profile] soundofthesurf, and my fab beta, m. butterfly.

Read on AO3.
przed: (tt ot5 puppy pile)
In spite of an inspiring card, I didn't make a bingo from my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card last round. But I've decided to give it another go and sign up again, because a) it's h/c! and b) I'm a masochist.

This way to my hc_bingo card )

Signing up is probably madness. I've been working on a story that was meant to be a fill for my last [community profile] trope_bingo card (not to mention a sequel to my Howard-as-cop TT AU), and I have a stupidly huge case of writer's block on it. I've got a scene that just isn't doing what it needs to do, but I'm not sure how to change it, so I've been staring at the same sentence for weeeeeeeks whilst my brain my brain grinds away at it like an asthmatic hamster caught in a wheel. I finally decided this week to do an end run around the bloody scene and start writing everything that follows. I'm hoping this will lead to me figuring out how to deal with the recalcitrant scene. The jury's still out on whether this is working, but at least words are being produced.

Part of the problem might be that I think the creative part of my brain is more keen to vid than write at the moment. With the problem being that I don't have the huge chunks of time I need to vid available at the moment. But I definitely want to. And I've promised myself and a few others that I'll have a new vid for BistoCon.

::sigh::
przed: (SPN castiel with wings by lenyicon)
So yesterday we're driving to a friend's place for brunch. To keep me alert, I was playing a Take That compilation I'd made, and it was on We All Fall Down, a B-side of Mark's. (This will be relevant.) All of a sudden, the Sweetie pipes up:

Sweetie: I see a Castiel vid.
Me: ::confused by apparent this non sequitar:: What?
Sweetie: The lyrics of this song, "We all fall down from the sky...Looking for a way back up again." It would make a good Castiel vid.
Me: ::starts laughing hysterically::
Sweetie: What?
Me: Oh my god, you're right. It would totally work. I can't believe you noticed that.
Sweetie: I've heard this song a lot.
Me: ::laughs again::
Sweetie: Supernatural and Take That. I blame you.
Me: ::keeps laughing::
Sweetie: Wow, did I blow your mind?
Me: A little.

I'm seriously tempted to try making that vid. In my copious amounts of spare time.

In other news, I've signed up for a couple of writing challenges. )
przed: (tt ot5 puppy pile)
Here it is, my contribution to this year's [livejournal.com profile] takethatslash Big Bang Challenge.

Could It Be Magic
Pairings: Howard Donald/Jason Orange, Mark Owen/Robbie Williams
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] mad_lemming_89
Characters/Pairing: Howard/Jason, Mark/Robbie, Gary/Dawn
Word count: 32,925
Summary: The boys are magically thrown into another universe, and find they have more to deal with than just a different world.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mad_lemming_89 for creating such inspiring art, and m. butterfly for her usual bang up beta job. (Conveniently, this is also a fill for the "surprise sexswap" square on my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card.)

Link to Fic: Could It Be Magic
Link to Art: Art Master Post
przed: (tt howard/jay awwww)
Another story for my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card, again for the sacrifice square.

Another Life (2431 words)
Fandom: Take That
Pairing: Howard Donald/Jason Orange
Summary: When Nigel Martin Smith is in a bad mood, he takes it out on everyone around him. But one morning he goes too far and pushes Howard to find a courage he didn't know he had.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cenea for the fab beta, and [livejournal.com profile] soundofthesurf for being my ever kind first reader.
przed: (pros mixed doubles gunrange)
In spite of being generally swamped at both work and home, I've somehow finished the first story for my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card.

Live 'Til You Die (3041 words)
Fandom: The Professionals
Pairing: William Bodie/Ray Doyle
Summary: When they're trapped in an impossible situation, Doyle does what he thinks he has to.
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo challenge, for the sacrifice square. Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] callistosh65 and m. butterfly for incredibly helpful betas, and [livejournal.com profile] moonlightmead for double-checking that the ending wasn't crap.
przed: (tt ot5 puppy pile)
Drunk on the accomplishment of completing a line in [community profile] trope_bingo, I've signed up for a [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card. Because I'm that much of a glutton for punishment. And also, h/c! My favourite thing ever!

My hc_bingo card )

List of Fills This Way )

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