September 20th, 2017
naraht: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] naraht at 09:34am on 20/09/2017 under ,
nothing gold can stay (2628 words) by Naraht
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Yuri Plisetsky & Victor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky & Yakov Feltsman, Lilia Baranovskaya/Yakov Feltsman
Characters: Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov, Yakov Feltsman, Lilia Baranovskaya
Additional Tags: Rivals, Post-Canon, Growing Up, Coming of Age, growth spurt, Injury, 2018 Winter Olympics, Aging
Summary: Yuri Plisetsky will never step out of Victor's shadow. Not if Victor has anything to do with it.

Or, the epic Nikiforov/Plisetsky rivalry in the run-up to the 2018 Games.



Here it is, the long one. The first chapter of the long one, at least.

A friend tells me that 'rage-filled teenage boy athlete' is not my usual aesthetic – probably an understatement! But it's a refreshing change in writing terms, and it's good to stretch yourself... right?
September 17th, 2017
gramarye1971: Fakir looking up from a library book (Princess Tutu: Fakir)
posted by [personal profile] gramarye1971 at 11:23pm on 17/09/2017 under ,
Still around and reading, just a bit quiet. Finishing my Remix Revival fic tapped out quite a bit of my creativity. And I keep starting and deleting entire screeds about the current state of North Korean politics and nuclear brinksmanship because I am a rank amateur when compared with the good folks in the disarmament business who can look at a missile for five seconds and say things like ah, yes, that's a second-generation Iranian-produced Scud-D model, only painted black and with extra fins added to it for no good reason that we can determine. I hate feeling only half-informed, if that.

At this point I am crossing off days until my folks swing down from the Frigid North to visit in mid-October, and to my planned Japan trip in mid-November. If anything else creative or similarly productive gets done during the interim, I'm not sure whether it'll be in spite of or because of my own efforts.

But still around and reading, as mentioned.
September 14th, 2017
naraht: (other-Yuletide squee)
posted by [personal profile] naraht at 08:54pm on 14/09/2017 under
How can the Yuletide season be starting already? Usually I'm on top of these things but this year I was caught without even a potential nominations list.

So, in a fit of absence of mind, I have nominated:

Return to Night - Mary Renault
Hilary Mansell
Julian Fleming
Lisa Clare
Elaine Fleming

Figure Skating RPF
Evgeni Plushenko
Stéphane Lambiel
Johnny Weir
Evan Lysacek [not so attached to him, does anyone have someone they'd like me to nominate instead?]

Cycling Commentator RPF
David Millar
Ned Boulting
Carlton Kirby
Sean Kelly [ditto... does anyone want Gary Imlach or Matt Stephens or Brian Smith?]

I'll be in North Wales for work tomorrow (!) and staying into Saturday for a mini-break, so I thought it was best to get things tided away now, lest I forget.
September 10th, 2017
gramarye1971: a meteor-sized plum pudding slamming into Earth, from a cover of The Economist (Pudding)
posted by [personal profile] gramarye1971 at 01:03am on 10/09/2017 under , , , ,
My Yuletide nominations for this year are Porco Rosso, Night Raid 1931, and Master Keaton. They're all finally available in English -- the last volume of Master Keaton goes on sale mid-September -- so perhaps this will be my year for rare history-based anime fandoms? I live in hope.

EDIT: I should admit that most of these nomination choices came about because at one point a few months ago I was seriously considering having an all-DPRK slate: the Inspector O novels, The Schoolgirl's Diary film, and the Squirrel and Hedgehog animated series. Much as I would enjoy writing or reading fic for any of these canons, I do not relish the thought of ending up on _coal at this time.

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