aoife_hime
31 December 2030 @ 12:01 am
(Semi) Friends Only  


Sort of.

Pretty much everything that isn't my fics is locked. If you're interested in actually reading my real life ramblings, drop a comment and I'll more than likely friend you back - I love meeting new people (though if you would be so kind, mention where you're from otherwise I'll be confused). Mostly, my personal stuff is about the ups and downs of school, the random things life throws at me for better or for worse, and the occasional fandom spazzing.

That's... pretty much about it.

And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] okimiyage for the banner :)
 
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aoife_hime
09 October 2013 @ 09:51 pm
Yuletide Letter  
Alright, Yuletide, I'm ready! Are you? To help you get prepared, here are my thoughts on some specific fandoms. Don't worry about sticking to the letter of my ramblings too much, though, because frankly I'm pretty easy to please :)

Specifics )

And now for some more general likes and dislikes. I love gen fic, love it to pieces. Character explorations, introspection, adventures, mysteries... all great things in my book. Subtleties are fantastic, as is the exploration of concepts through the characters (like the beauty of a mathematical theory as displayed by the relationship between two characters). But I love romance, too, so long as it's not too sappy and unrealistic. I love those awkward sorts of love where everything fits but the characters might not quite see it yet. Banter is for me like caffeine is for other people: it runs in my veins and I need it to live. Bittersweet is good but if the balance tips too much towards bitter with almost no sweet, that is less good. I'm really not a fan of anything with torture, unnecessary darkness (like, not in keeping with where a character is in canon), and non-consensual sex. I enjoy any rating of fic, so feel free to go where your muse takes you. I actually rather enjoy crossovers, so long as the crossovers keep all of the characters feeling true and one fandom or the other doesn't come off as flat. And that the crossover isn't completely unrealistic and hard to get my head around. Something like Polly running into the Hempstocks on a drive through the country would be fun, for example, because conceivably that could happen pretty easily in either book.

This all said, as I mentioned above, I really am easy to please. I've listed a number of questions/ideas that I have but by no means are these the only things you could explore within a fandom. Please, by all means, let your imagination run wild and have fun!!! I look forward to the results.
 
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aoife_hime
20 February 2013 @ 11:54 am
Rarewomen Letter  
Dear [profile] rarewomen author,

Hello! Welcome! I'm glad you're taking part in this exchange and I'm glad you're here, taking a glance at the details of my requests. I'm excited to see what kinds of things you come up with!

I'm writing this so that you can get an idea for my preferences for each fandom. Some fandoms I've requested are fairly new for me, and some are not. If anything I have to say strikes your fancy, by all means, go with it! But if the contents of this letter only serve as a jumping off point for other ideas, that's completely awesome too.

I tried to put a number of fandom requests out there because I know that some of my requests are not very common fandoms. So I tried to give some options.

Request 1: Magic School Bus
Characters: Dorothy Ann, Phoebe, Keesha, Wanda

I love the entire cast of the Magic School Bus, but I really love the students, male and female alike. Seeing as this is a rare women fic exchange, I'm more than happy to focus on the girls of the class. All of the girls in the class have something strong to bring to the table.

I feel like there's so much potential in this series for untold stories. I love stories set during the show as well as those set afterwards when the students are teenagers or even adults. Gen fic is always amazing and there are so many gen stories to tell with the exploration of science and magic. Focusing on one particular character is great (like, what Phoebe thinks of the class on her first day at her new school or all of the reasons why Dorothy Ann loves physics), but multiple characters is also perfectly wonderful (like what happens when Keesha and Ralphie build a robot that takes over Tokyo). I'm not really into femslash for this fandom, and I particularly love Dorothy Ann/Carlos. As I said, though, I'm a big fan of gen fic and also fics where pairings exist but aren't the main focus of the story.

Request 2: New Girl
Characters: Jessica Day

This is a fairly new fandom for me, but I absolutely love everyone in the loft. My ideal fic for this fandom would include Jess, Nick, Winston, and Schmidt getting up to their usual crazy shenanigans (with a healthy dose of Jess/Nick UST as an undercurrent). Really, any crazy shenanigans would be great.

Request 3: Once Upon a Time
Character: Mulan, Belle

I would adore reading something about Mulan's backstory, either when she was off by herself or when she was traveling with Philip. There hasn't been enough of that for my taste in the actual show and I'd love to know more of what she got up to prior to questing with Aurora, Snow, and Emma. Mulan/Philip is not necessary, but I do love me some good UST.

As for Belle, I would also love to read more about her life between Rumplestiltskin and being captured by Regina/The Queen. There was at least one adventure in the show (where she met Mulan!), but I'd really love to hear about more adventures (because I know she had them). I would also love to read something more introspective about her time while she was locked up in the psych ward of the Storybrooke hospital. Mentions/explorations of her canon relationship with Rumplestiltskin are great but not necessary.

Request 4: Wizards of Waverly Place
Character: Alex Russo

This fandom is something of a guilty pleasure of mine, but I rather adore fic for it. I got into the fandom because of the Justin/Alex pairing, but any fic you write wouldn't have to be Jalex if that isn't your thing. I'm more than happy just having some quirky Russo sibling interaction (like, all of the mischief they get up to on their family vacations or what happens when they try to start a lemonade stand business one summer). Hell, I'd be happy to read a story about when Alex has to take up yoga during their wizarding studies. Pretty much, I love the Russos and any fic that has them being their loving, dysfunctional, magical selves would be greatly appreciated. I think there's a lot that could be explored with Alex and her relationships with family, friends, school, and magic. Like, Alex's first time using magic or Alex's first time seeing Justin or Uncle Kelbo using magic. Or, all of the times that Alex cleaned up Justin's mess instead of vice versa (and the one time Max saved them both).

Request 5: Doctor Who (2005)
Character: TARDIS, Idris

My absolutely favorite episode of Doctor Who is The Doctor's Wife with Idris, so I would love to read something about Idris/the TARDIS as a sentient being and what kinds of things it/she thinks about and experiences over the countless years of her/its existence. Mentions of various companions over the years is a bonus, especially the Ponds as I am overly fond of them.

Request 6: Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)
Character: Ogino Chihiro, Rin

This movie is quite possibly my favorite movie ever. I would love to read about Chihiro's life after her adventures with Yubaaba, Haku, and Zeniiba. How does she grow as a person while reconciling what she knows about the spirits with the modern world? Does she ever meet Haku again while she is alive? What about after death?

And Rin, what happens to her? How did she get to the bathhouse in the first place? Does she want to leave and if so, how does she go about doing that? What kind of adventures does she have? What were her days like before Chihiro arrived? What kind of a deal did she make with Yubaaba? She's a great, strong character and I would love to hear so much more about her.

Some general likes:
You might have gathered this by now, but I am a big fan of gen fic. I absolutely adore introspection and characters just having adventures as friends. I also love specific ships, usually het (some canon, some not), but that's not to say I don't read femslash. It's just not something I actively seek out unless I really get into a specific pairing. I absolutely adore character explorations and subtle relationships, as well as the exploration of concepts through the characters (like the beauty of a mathematical theory as displayed by the relationship between two characters). I love humor, I love fluff, I love friendship, I love UST. Banter is amazing. Bittersweetness to me is a winning combination of my love of happiness and my realistic expectations that things do go wrong in the world. Canon is great, but so are AU's or random concepts like Wanda-eats-Ms. Frizzle's-lunch-accidentally-and-can-suddenly-read-minds. I love fics that make me think or just make my brain go "WHOA!". I love it when characters are true to their awesome selves. I'm trying not to come off as too picky because frankly, I'm fairly easy to please. As long as things on my dislike list are avoided, I'm usually good.

Some general dislikes:
I'm good with explicit material, but not so much PWP. I'm not a big fan of things like dub-con, non-con, BDSM, beastiality, deathfic, suicide, outright dark/unhappy endings (angst and ambiguity is okay though)... those sorts of things. I'm a fan of mutual consent and no power plays, and many of those sorts of tropes tend to negate that.

So basically, there's not a whole lot that I won't read and enjoy. I hope that my ramblings have given you some ideas for potential fic plots, but as long as your fic bears at least some resemblance to things I talked about above, I will most certainly be ecstatic. I hope that whatever you write, you enjoy yourself during the process. I also hope that you receive a wonderful gift in return.

- aoife-hime
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aoife_hime
26 December 2010 @ 04:37 pm
[fic] Request Fulfilled  
Title: The Surprising Perception of 19th Century Authors
Fandom: Bleach
Rating: PG
Characters: Ichigo, Tatsuki
Summary: Things have changed since high school. It takes a Christmas Eve stroll down memory lane for Tatsuki to realize just how much.
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] cal_reflector requested Ichigo/Tatsuki & Christmas Eve. This is what resulted. It should be noted that I wrote this after having watched three different versions of A Christmas Carol AND re-read select excerpts of the book. I'm pretty sure this is far more serious than what you had in mind when you gave me the prompt. Still, I hope you enjoy it.

There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago )
 
 
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aoife_hime
05 October 2010 @ 06:18 pm
[fic] Extended Recess's Extended Universe... continued!  
Title: Jinxed
Characters/Groups: Jin, Yamapi, Kame, Nakamaru, Matsujun, various other JE cameos
Genre: AU Crack, Gen
Rating: PG-15 (language)
Author's Notes: A continuation of the Extended Recess extended universe! This only took about six weeks longer than I thought it would.
Summary: Jin seems to have a great propensity for breaking vending machines.

Four Times Jin Broke a Vending Machine and One Time He Didn’t )
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aoife_hime
22 August 2010 @ 12:29 pm
[fic] Extended Recess's Extended Universe  
Title: A Perfectly Good Waste of Italian Leather
Characters/Groups: Nakamaru, Nino, various (and brief) JE cameos
Genre: AU Crack, Gen
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: See 'characters', 'genre', and 'rating'
Author's Notes: So... [livejournal.com profile] katmillia wrote this crazy-hilarious, utterly epic fic called MTV Road Rules: Across America in 15 Days. For her birthday earlier this month, I wrote a sort of insert fic for this universe. If you haven't read the original, this fic probably won't make a ton of sense being that it's AU and all. So do yourself a favor and go read the original first (if JE is your fandom, of course).
Summary: When the show makes a stop in Oklahoma, there is absolutely no way it can turn out well for Maru. Nino, of course, does nothing to help matters.

The continued adventures of D-list mental cases and misfits )
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aoife_hime
23 December 2009 @ 10:21 am
Secret Santa Fic  
Title: The Dessert Deficiency
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Characters/Pairing: Touya, Yue (mentions of established Touya/Yukito, hints of Touya/Yue)
Rating: PG
Length: 1100 words
Summary: How much of failure rests on the shoulders of the student and how much rests on the teacher? Touya attempts to make mooncakes and experiences marginal success at best.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] tsukimineshrine's Secret Santa fic exchange for [livejournal.com profile] shondrea. I hope you enjoy your present! Also, the title is shamelessly in the fashion of Big Bang Theory episode titles, if only because I can't get that show completely out of my brain.

The Dessert Deficiency )
 
 
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aoife_hime
11 September 2009 @ 05:32 pm
[fic] Roadtrip  
Yes, I did it. Here's the proof.

Title: With Friends Like These, Who Needs Preternaturally Strong Cursed Mummies?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: The Mummy
Rating: PG
Length: 1650
Summary: In which Jonathan fails, Rick unleashes his feminine side, and Ardeth plays dirty and comes out on top.
Notes: Basically a missing scene from the part of the movie where the guys are driving out into the desert to find Winston & his airplane. This whole thing came about mostly as a thank you for Miranda & Betsy for putting up with my late-night fear of being ambushed by claymation mummies on my walk home.

Driving to their almost but not completely certain death... )
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aoife_hime
25 December 2008 @ 02:05 pm
[fic] To Be Defined At a Later Time  
Title: To Be Defined At a Later Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: CCS
Rating: PG
Length: 1450
Summary: Sonomi and Fujitaka spend Christmas together, but not entirely by choice...
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] favouriteyear for [livejournal.com profile] tsukimineshrine's Secret Santa exchange.

She was the mother of a mastermind )
 
 
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aoife_hime
28 September 2008 @ 11:57 am
Quirks: Part V  
Title: Quirks - Part V
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Final Fantasy XII
Characters: Ashe, Balthier, and the rest of the gang
Rating: PG-13
Length: 2940 words
Summary: Everybody has their odd habits. Balthier's just happens to be a little stranger than most. This chronicles each party member's discovery of said 'quirk'.
Notes: See here for story notes. Also, this is the last installment! I'M DONE! Whoever would have thought that I would actually be able to write this last part before I graduated? Inspiration is a fickle mistress, friends. Very fickle indeed.

Quirks Part V: Ashe )
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aoife_hime
01 July 2008 @ 08:55 pm
Quirks: Part III & Part IV  
So... it's been a while... I've been sitting on the third part just trying to figure out how to end it for about five months now. Which is utterly ridiculous, I know. But that's the sad truth. Anyways, now not only the third part but also the fourth part is done. Which leaves one more part to go. Hopefully I'll get that done without another six month hiatus >_>

Title: Quirks - Part III
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Final Fantasy XII
Characters: Vaan, Balthier, and the rest of the gang
Rating: Somewhere in that vague range between PG-13 and R (definite nudity but nothing explicit)
Length: 2060 words
Summary: Everybody has their odd habits. Balthier's just happens to be a little stranger than most. This chronicles each party member's discovery of said 'quirk'.
Notes: See here for story notes.

Quirks Part III: Vaan )

Title: Quirks - Part IV
Characters: Penelo & Vaan
Rating: PG-13, but definitely not higher than that
Length: 1270 words

Quirks Part IV: Penelo )
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aoife_hime
07 January 2008 @ 07:45 pm
Quirks Pt. II  
Title: Quirks
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Final Fantasy XII
Characters: Basch, with cameos by Balthier, Fran, and Penelo
Rating: Somewhere in that vague range between PG-13 and R (definite nudity but nothing explicit)
Length: 1500 words
Summary: Everybody has their odd habits. Balthier's just happens to be a little stranger than most. This chronicles each party member's discovery of said 'quirk'.
Notes: See here for story notes.

Quirks Part II: Basch )
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aoife_hime
03 January 2008 @ 06:08 pm
New fandom fic  
So... pomegranates. To the few of you who knew I was writing this, here's the long-awaited first part to my pomegranate crack fic for Final Fantasy XII. I'm still working on my CCS fic (no joke, I've just been feeling stifled creatively-speaking as of late); this crack fic, however, has kinda taken over my brain.

Title: Quirks
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Final Fantasy XII
Characters: Balthier, Fran [pre-game]
Rating: Somewhere in that vague range between PG-13 and R (definite nudity but nothing explicit)
Length: 1118 words
Summary: Everybody has their odd habits. Balthier's just happens to be a little stranger than most. This chronicles each party member's discovery of said 'quirk'.
Notes: The whole idea was spawned by this picture and the comments it evoked. So thank you to the crazy wonderful people at [livejournal.com profile] balthier_ashe for sending my brain down this cracktastically hilarious path.

Quirks Part I: Fran )
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aoife_hime
17 December 2007 @ 11:58 am
Secret Santa Fic  
Title: In Dreams
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Characters/Pairing: Sonomi/Fujitaka
Rating: G
Length: 770 words... yeah, I went over. So sue me.
Summary: Sometimes she wonders what if she had been the one to fall from that tree all those years ago.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] tsukimineshrine's Secret Santa fic exchange for [livejournal.com profile] cal_reflector. Merry Christmas!

In Dreams )
 
 
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aoife_hime
16 November 2007 @ 11:40 am
CCS Fic  
Title: All That Remains - Chapter Two
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5470
Summary: Six years after the beginning of Kinomoto Sakura's card capturing adventures, an old evil returns to Japan, seeking a return to power.
Notes: My beta reader informed me that I'm an evil person.

ALL THAT REMAINS - CHAPTER TWO )
 
 
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aoife_hime
12 November 2007 @ 11:55 pm
My favoritest crack OTP  
Title: The School of Shihouin
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Bleach
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Yoruichi/Byakuya, Yoruichi & Urahara friendship
Summary: Before they were rogue and captain, they were teacher and student... and something more.
Notes: This was meant to be a quick exorcism of a short fluffy plot bunny. Yeah... that wasn't exactly what happened in the end. Please beware of the giant amount of artistic license I took with these two and their backstory, and watch out for spoilers for Chapter 299 of the manga. Not giant spoilers, but spoilers nevertheless.

THE SCHOOL OF SHIHOUIN )
 
 
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aoife_hime
10 November 2007 @ 08:33 pm
More CCS Fic  
And now that this is up, I really do need to exorcise the Yoruichi/Byakuya plotbunny that's been gnawing at my brain ALL FREAKING DAY.

Title: All That Remains - Chapter One
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5540
Summary: Six years after the beginning of Kinomoto Sakura's card capturing adventures, an old evil returns to Japan, seeking a return to power.
Notes: I've been bitten by some sort of verbosity bug or something, that's the only explanation. Also, there's a possibility I might be a bit of a fangirl for one of my OC's. *facepalm* He's just so damn awesome though!

ALL THAT REMAINS - CHAPTER ONE )
 
 
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aoife_hime
08 November 2007 @ 04:09 pm
CCS Fic - Prologue  
The first bit of my massive CCS plot bunny that has pretty much decimated my brain for the past five days. It's a good thing this is my off week as far as lab/tutorial/homework is concerned...

Title: All That Remains - Prologue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3168
Summary: Six years after the beginning of Kinomoto Sakura's card capturing adventures, an old evil returns to Japan, seeking a return to power.
Notes: I'm really not sure what came over my brain, but this is the result. Also, because I'm more familiar with the manga than the anime, I'll be using that more as reference points.

ALL THAT REMAINS - PROLOGUE )
 
 
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aoife_hime
04 October 2007 @ 04:25 pm
Epilogue  
Title: Push Comes To Shove - Epilogue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Bleach
Rating: Teen (overall)
Word Count: 476
Summary: Karin and Yuzu speculate about their brother's future.
Notes: Story picks up in the middle of Chapter 239 of the manga (roughly where the anime is at currently, I think... I haven't been following it closely so I'm not entirely sure), so beware of spoilers. However, beyond that everything is of my own imagining, and thus is AU. This last part is the result of the devious part of my brain's machinations after reading the beginning of Chapter 197. Think of it what you will.

Link to Part I
Link to Interlude
Link to Part II

Epilogue )
 
 
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aoife_hime
03 October 2007 @ 09:46 pm
Part II  
And now we enter the part of the story which was not only the hardest for me to write, but also that I'm most nervous about in general.

Title: Push Comes To Shove - Part II
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aoife_hime
Fandom: Bleach
Rating: Teen (overall)
Word Count: 4860
Summary: For better or for worse, Tatsuki can't bring herself to tell anyone her secret until eventually it's forced from her.
Notes: Story picks up in the middle of Chapter 239 of the manga (roughly where the anime is at currently, I think... I haven't been following it closely so I'm not entirely sure), so beware of spoilers. However, beyond that everything is of my own imagining, and thus is AU. This is part three of four.

Link to Part I
Link to Interlude

Part II )
 
 
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