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The other day, [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat (ETA: sorry, can't brain) posted something about real-life Swedish chefs. Here's a typical one in action this morning:

Swedish TV Host Starts Fire Live on Air While Frying Cheese Doodles for Some Reason


In other news, under the cut, my thoughts on s3 of House of Cards (the weather was really unbearable this weekend). The short version: not all that impressed. While the first two seasons never really reached the heights of the original BBC series, it was still often really entertaining, and brilliant binge TV. Now, though...

Spoilers all of s3 )
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Here's a fic I had to write after the s1 finale of Agent Carter.

Title: Don’t Rock The Moat
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Agent Carter
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~830
Characters/Pairing: Peggy/Angie
Summary: Late one night a few months after the season 1 finale, Peggy gets a phone call. Apparently, that thing she did on Brooklyn Bridge has come back to haunt New York City. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to pose a major threat. Or a captain one either.

Having a phone in every room was really swell, most of the time. But 3AM on a cold night was not one of those times, especially when they were all extensions of the same line. )
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Another fill for the 3 sentence ficathon

Star Trek / Tolkien, Spock & Bilbo, the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

"It's strange," Bilbo said from his cot as the Grey Havens disappeared behind the horizon, "I never knew sailing could be so... Did you ever hear about how I escaped in a barrel from the elf-king's halls?"

"I've heard that, yes," the tall Vulcan standing next to said with a thoughtful nod, "though I don't think this trip will be quite as turbulent... save, perhaps, for the odd whale."

The ship kept sailing steadily west as night fell, and the dark calm waters reflected the myriad of stars above.
beer_good_foamy: (Buffy)
Guys, the Three-Sentence Ficathon is on again! I'm going to look through it and hunt for writable prompts tomorrow, but for now, there's this:

Continuing to exorcise some long-standing obscure crossover ideas, here's one I'm sure someone has already thought of, but I've never seen it: A crossover between Buffy and Zork. Yes, Zork, the original text adventure. See, children, once upon a time, before yer Gamecubes and yer Playstations and yer fancy 8-bit entertainment systems, video games consisted of a blinking cursor and words like "inventory", "e" and "xyzzy". And as we all know from watching Buffy, old monsters don't just go away.



They Are Likely To

"Empowering the potentials," the First Evil said to Buffy as the übervamps charged them. "Clever, but you forgot something. Vampires can see in the dark." It snapped its non-existent fingers, and every torch in the cave went out.

There was complete, impenetrable darkness.

Panic.

Munching.

When the lights came on again, every single übervamp was gone. The unharmed girls looked around, happy but a little disappointed.

"My übervamps!" The First Evil just stared. “W-what did you do? Some kind of spell?”

Buffy frowned. “That wasn’t us.”

“It’s obvious, guys,” Amanda said. “It was pitch black…?”

Far below, a grue burped.
beer_good_foamy: (Buffy)
Here’s a crossover I’ve thought about for a while. This is post-series Buffy crossed with the Flaming Lips song "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Part 1" (lyrics). You don't need to be familiar with the song to read it, but it’s a pop song so you can binge the entirety of this canon in 3 ½ minutes.

Title: All In A Day's Work
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy/Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~850
Warnings/Notes: Poking fun at national stereotypes.
Characters/Pairing: Buffy, Xander, Yoshimi
Summary: To be fair, Buffy wasn't entirely sure how she was supposed to stop a giant robot about to attack Tokyo. But still, being told someone else would handle it felt a bit weird.

"What, you don't use machine guns in your movies?"
- Charles Bronson to Ingmar Bergman


I'm afraid we cannot guarantee the safety of non-union workers on this task. )
beer_good_foamy: (Willow-death)
Title: The Pieces That Prevailed
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, mid-season 7
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1200
Characters/Pairing: Willow, Xander, Giles, Buffy; nods to Willow/Tara and Willow/Jenny
Summary: As logic stands, you couldn’t meet yourself from the future. But logic broke and Willow bumped into her high school self.

She looked up and saw a flash of long, straight, dull reddish-brown hair disappear around the corner. )
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Happy New Year, everyone! And good riddance 2014, you couldn't end soon enough.



Below the cut, a summary of fic etc I wrote this year and a meme on it.

2014 )

Drabble

Dec. 30th, 2014 11:13 pm
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For [profile] open_on_sunday's "Episode title" challenge:

Some Assembly Required
”Innocence”

“Do you want me to show you how to use it?” Xander asked.

Buffy looked at her birthday present. “Yes, I do.”

“Right,” he said, lifting up the brand new rocket launcher. “I’m pretty sure you flip this thing here and DUCK!”




“...Is everyone OK?” Buffy lifted part of the collapsed wall off them.

“I think so. Um, Giles? Was that an important wing of the library?”

“Let’s just say that on the off chance that anyone comes in here looking for school books, they will be disappointed.”

“Oh. Anyway, Buff, let me go steal an instruction manual as well…”

Dr Who

Dec. 26th, 2014 01:34 am
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Right, here's this year's holiday fic. Would be a shame to break a tradition. Happy turn-of-darkness, everyone!

Title: Four First Dinners (And One Cancellation)
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffyverse
Rating: PG13
Word count: 5x100
Characters: Anne, Willow/Tara, Darla/Angelus, Lindsey McDonald, Buffy/Immortal
Summary: Five times people had a Christmas dinner together for the first time. Though one of them didn’t quite work out as planned.

Dinner’s served )

I win!

Dec. 21st, 2014 06:25 pm
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Just noticed (a couple of days late) that I've been awarded two plaques in the latest round of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, both for Building Character:



Huge thanks! My muse hasn't been very cooperative this year, so it's extra nice to learn that people appreciate the few things I did write.

Check out all the winners here!

I'm hoping to get some sort of holiday fic up before Wednesday.
beer_good_foamy: (Season 8)
Isn't there something very familiar about this?

Spoilers )
beer_good_foamy: (Yes! Yes! Rawwwwwk!)
I promised [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll I'd post some Nick Cave songs for beginners. Which is tricky, because much like that other lot of artists he often gets lumped in with (Leonard, Bob, Patti, Tom, etc) he can be a bit of an acquired taste; at once a horrible and fantastic singer, a whiny dealer of manpain and violence, and a viciously funny or heartbreaking deconstructor of it... There's his band, the Bad Seeds, who can play just about anything in the space between folk and punk as if they just got out of bed after spending three days getting drunk and listening to old blues records. He is one of the best lyricists in rock music - one of the few whose lyrics can even hold up without the music. His lyrics read like short stories, or even complete novels condensed to 5 minutes, with character voices, context and backstory snuck in through subtle little references to everything from the Bible (much like with Cohen and Dylan, there's a LOT of biblical imagery in his songs without it being necessarily religious) to Miley Cyrus.

So here goes, ten songs from young punk to elder statesman of rock'n'roll.

The beast it cometh, cometh down )

Also, a few thoughts on his 1996 album Murder Ballads as it relates to narratives about, to quote Johnny Cash, love, god and murder:
So it's Rorschach and Prozac and everything is groovy! )
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Boy, and here I thought the prompt I got last year for [livejournal.com profile] intoabar was hard... I expect this fic will be jossed when Twin Peaks season 3 comes along a year or so from now.

This isn't the first Buffy/Twin Peaks crossover I've written, either, but it is kind of in continuity with the others.
A Code Waiting To Be Broken (Faith/Audrey)
Five People Who Didn't Know They Were In A Crossover (Cooper)

Title: I Will Face My Fear
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Prompt: Agent Dale Cooper goes into a bar and meets... Riley Finn!
Fandoms: Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Twin Peaks, set in early s5 of Buffy, and consequently about 10 years after the s2 finale of Twin Peaks.
Characters/Pairings: Riley Finn, Dale Cooper. Riley/Buffy discussed.
Word count: ~1200
Rating/Contents: PG13

This is his true face. Few can see it. The gifted... and the damned.
- MIKE


Agent Finn. Good to meet you. Agent Dale Cooper, FBI. )
beer_good_foamy: (Buffy)
So apparently I won something at [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards. Specifically, Building Character won for Best Gen. Aw, shucks.

Thanks a lot to everyone involved, and congratulations to all the winners! Some great stuff there, go read now if you haven't already.

Also, just because I can, I have this idea of writing down a few bizarre or obscure crossovers that I could never make myself develop into anything longer. Here's one that people should at least be able to spot:

The Friendly Dark

Susie dreams of tigers, and wakes groaning. Now he's got her doing it. Hobbes is NOT REAL.

She keeps dreaming of tigers. She's heard about this. If you keep dreaming of someone, it means you're in love with them. And she so does not want to marry Calvin.

One day Calvin throws a snowball at her. She catches it in mid-air and sends it back to him hard enough to send him flying. She could swear the stuffed tiger sitting where he stood winks at her.

That night, she dreams of a tiger, and follows it into the desert landscape.
beer_good_foamy: (Buffy)
Title: The Queen, The Soldier
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, beginning long, long pre-series
Characters/Pairings: Gen, OC-centred, but the gang shows up at the end
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~2400
Summary: Slayers always died young. Except for one, who did quite the opposite. This is her story. It begins like this: "Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was a town. And in the town was a girl, who didn't want to die."
Written for [livejournal.com profile] spook_me and the prompt "Giant".

In a gorge in the wilderness outside of town lived a giant. )
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Here's another fic I started a while back, and was inspired to finish by [livejournal.com profile] red_satin_doll's recent post on the HIMYM finale. Yes, I'm still bitter. But in the spirit of lemons into lemonade, if life gives you a crap series finale, write fic that takes it to its logical (if admittedly unsubtle and tasteless) conclusion.

Title: Where's The Poop?
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: How I Met Your Mother, shortly post-series (original broadcast ending)
Characters: Ted, the Kids
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Toilet humour
Word count: ~500
Summary: Shortly after the series finale, Ted has to check into the hospital. And then Ted has to explain why he had to check into the hospital. Turns out it started way back in 2005...

Sometimes, you fall in love with someone or something and then you keep seeing it the way it was, no matter how much it's actually changed over the years. )
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So here's a fic I found loitering half-finished on my hard drive. Reading [livejournal.com profile] mcjulie's post on Hell's Bells some time ago, I realised there's a minor character in Buffy who gets a few intriguing lines, who openly flirts with one of the scoobies, and has, to the best of my knowledge, never had any fic written about him: that demon guy with the horns that Dawn talks to at Anya and Xander's wedding. Hell, even the script just mentions him as Demon Teen. So I started wondering, and... well, here's what came out.

ETA: There's now a spin-off fic for this one, by [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix: Extraneous Tomes

Title: The Brian Situation
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, post-season 6
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~950
Summary: Dawn has a date. Buffy has mom hair.

HORNS? Your date is a demon? )
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