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Nachdem ich mir bei meinen bisherigen Journals nicht die Mühe gemacht habe, einen Einführungs- und Sammelpost zu machen, habe ich mir dieses Mal alle Mühe gegeben, und versucht, meine inzwischen doch schon etwas längere Liste an Werken etwas zu ordnen. Natürlich sieht das auf meiner Website alles viel besser aus (und dort gibt es einiges als PDF zum Runterladen), aber allen, die lieber hier lesen wollen, hilft die folgende Liste hoffentlich. Außerdem empfehle ich euch einen Blick in meine Tags. Wenn ihr eine Fanfiction, Podfic, Übersetzung, Fanart oder ähnliches zu einer meiner Geschichten erstellen wollt, könnt ihr genauere Informationen dazu in meinem Post Meine Einstellung zu Bearbeitungen von und Fanwerken zu meinen Werken finden und mir dort einen Kommentar hinterlassen.

Fanfiction und Originale (Deutsch) )


This hopefully makes it easier to find the more memorable entries in my journal. I did write that much fic in English (yet), though. You can also take a look at the tags and the memories.

Fanfiction (English) )

You can also find all of my fanfics on the AO3: Rodo @ AO3
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Okay, this is the third year in a row. I wanted to read 24 books and only read the following 16. It wasn't even laziness/depression this time. I finished 6 of those books either after a very long time or several tries. Yes, Hemingway, I am speaking of you, thwarting four attempts since I was twelve.

But then, sometime in summer I finally got around to finishing the third season of Game of Thrones and got obsessed with reading fics again. Well, good luck in 2014, self.

Deutsch:

Der alte Mann und das Meer von Ernest Hemingway (03.02.13)*
Germania von Tacitus (11.01.13)*
Gesellschaftsgeschichte der Neuzeit 1750-1989 von Altena/van Lente (10.12.13)*
Jerusalem - Die Biografie von Simon Sebag Montefiore (16.05.13)*
Das Kopfkissenbuch der Dame Sei Shonagon von Sei Shonagon, Helmut Bode (20.01.01)*
Lysistrate von Aristophanes (23.05.13)*
Rostam - Die Legenden aus dem Schahnahme von Abu'l-Qasem Ferdausi (24.07.13)*


English:

Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie (19.05.13)**
Blood Books Volume II by Tanya Huff (22.03.13)*
Blood Books Volume III by Tanya Huff (18.04.13)*
Cold Days by Jim Butcher (24.01.13)*
The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (10.01.13)*
Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino (18.01.13)**
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (02.02.13)**
Plot versus Character by Jeff Gerke (13.12.13)**
Strike Back by Chris Ryan (15.01.13)*
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter with a santa hat (christmas)
I hope I will not be one of those recipients one hates to write for. Those who demand either too much – half a novel with a specific pairing and ten kinks – and those who don’t give you any idea of who they are and what they wish for. So I will tell you what I like most about the fandoms and what fic I’ve been longing for to give you and idea what I want, but first a few general remarks:

I read slash, het and gen, although I have been mostly into gen and canon pairings lately. I like stories about friendships, adventures, hurt/comfort that’s heavy on the comfort part and I always appreciate a good plot (and some good porn). Two things I would really rather not read are deathfic (although death as a minor or canon plot point is fine) and detailed depictions of depression, as both can sometimes trigger depressive episodes and anxiety attacks. Apart from that, I am not easily squicked and can deal with almost anything you will throw at me.

As for the fandoms: I always choose fandoms where I am glad about every fic written for them or the characters, so even if I don’t squee myself silly (I’m not good at squeeing at all, it’s a personality quirk), I will appreciate the effort you put into your story. This year’s letter also contains some copypasta from previous exchanges where these wishes were not fulfilled.


The specifics )

Random #41

Aug. 30th, 2013 12:40 am
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I vanished again. *sigh* I don’t even have a good reason for it, only the weather and a decline in mental health. But to be honest, mostly it was just a number of small distracting things like

☞ Dusky being sick. I just can’t deal with sick kittens, even when the sick kitten in question knows how to deal with herself. She mostly wanted to sleep and cuddle but when I saw the pus (OMG, so much of it), I sort of freaked and became a bit overprotective.

☞ the finale of the third season of Game of Thrones. Predictably, I cried my eyes out. I dealt with it by reading every light!AU I could find – which is not nearly as many as I would like, but I think I might have lost a month or two that way. Seriously, that is one fandom that needs more X-did-not-die AUs.

☞ the subjunctive. I thought I was done with it when I ditched French, but no, Spanish has it too. At least I now understand somewhat what the point is. In school it was mostly “use it with these phrases, just because” and that did not help.

Meet ...

May. 31st, 2013 05:56 pm
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kitty photo kitty_zpscae98d85.jpg


... and there lies the problem: I can't decide on a name. At first I thought Dusky because she has the same colours as the dusk in these parts. But her mother's humans called her Pünktchen because of the little dot on the tip of her tail (the kittens looked so much alike that that was the defining characteristic). I like that one too - in English I suppose it would be "dotty" or "little dot", but less grandma-ish.

Help?
rodo: mucha's autumn allegory (mucha's autumn)
I was supposed to meet friends today, but when I went to the train station, it wasn't there. Well, it was there, the platforms, tracks and trains, however, were not. And so I had to trek back on foot, which gave me the opportunity to take photos of the wild flowers blooming right now, and a blister.

flowers photo wildblumen_final_zps4d82adad.png*


* Some of these names might not be accurate - I had to look up five of the flowers.

More under the cut )

PS: Should I finally kick myself in the ass and write the meta post about AUs that has been on my mind for a while now?
rodo: rose of versailles: marie antoinette, happy (marie antoinette)
krokus photo krokus_zps4141dfec.jpg


It is really astounding how long it took me to write this post. For some reason I feel anxious about posting, which is a first for me. Stupid neuroses.

Anyway, I took that photo at the end of March. The crocuses and snow drops are still blooming in other people's gardens and my mother saw a left-over patch of snow today. Which is crazy - we're about two months late with everything and nature is going nuts. My body goes nuts along with it.

In other news: I have a mini-job. It consists of overseeing a gallery exhibition on Sundays and yesterday afternoon was my first day of work. I learned Spanish instead of paying attention to the guests and hopefully nobody stole anything. It was also at least 25°C inside because the people working in the museum apparently didn't expect warmth and thus locked the windows and left the heating on. I can't really fault them. I got unexpectedly wet last week while doing the groceries. My brain sort of forgot that water falling from the sky can make you wet.

Fandomwise, I've played a lot of video games and not much else. And I've continued reading Hobbit fanfic, even the slightly crappy one's. I miss being totally crazy about a fandom. It used to help fighting depressing thoughts - the euphoria and love could help during the bad patches.

... anybody know where I could learn Khuzdul? That might be sufficiently geeky and obsessive.

Random #40

Feb. 15th, 2013 11:22 am
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☞ I have a new haircut. It's the shortest it has been since ... well, since before I had enough hair for a haircut. I'm not sure if I like it yet, but it sure feels nice that it's not in the way at all for once.

☞ Tomorrow, I will visit [personal profile] sevilemar in Leipzig and stay for a week - if any of you want to meet up or anything, don't be shy. I might not be on time, though, because I have no idea if my trains will be on time in Bremen. A train derailed there yesterday and it's even more annoying than stubborn WWII bombs, it seems.

☞ I finished The Old Man and the Sea! This is an epic achievement, even if you won't believe it, because I've only been trying to do that for fifteen years. I just didn't want to admit defeat in the face of something that's not even a novel. It was the baseball that was the most tedious. Oh, and I also read North and South and was reminded that I like it so much more than Pride and Prejudice. I don't get why everyone makes so much fuss about the latter and not the former.

☞ I swear, I took photos with my new camera and wanted to post them, but I would have to edit and upload them and it seems I am just too lazy.
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January so far has been a weird month. It started with a week of respite from my mother's crazy alcoholic friend, who finally agreed to go into detox on January 1st. She's out now, but so far she hasn't relapsed. Also, my daily dose of bupropion has been doubled and it's starting to work, kind of. I have more of a drive than before but unfortunately no interesting things to do. I guess I'll have to start tidying up soon. I already managed to read four books and if I continue like this, I'll be through my unread book pile soon(ish).

One of these books I'd like to rec: Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino. I really liked it and it spoke to something in me - most likely because I know what being a failure feels like. The first person POV takes a bit getting used to, but it's amazing how unreliable all the narrators are and in the end, you have no idea what is truth and what imagination. The novel is also based on a real life murder case, which was why I initially bought it. Well, that and the fact that I already read Out by the same author and liked it. Her books are focused on women in Japan, or more precisely why it sucks to be a woman in Japan.

Fandom-wise, I have been reading a lot of Hobbit genfic (and started a lot more that were labelled gen but turned out not to be gen at all), mostly about the family of Thorin, Fili and Kili. When did my id decide that fluffy family fic was it for me? I have no idea, but there you go. I've been thinking about writing some myself, but a) I don't have any specific ideas and b) I would have a lot of trouble writing Fili. I know the actors of all three dwarves from other series, but most of their roles don't cause any confusion. Dean O'Gorman, on the other hand, plays Anders/Bragi in The Almighty Johnsons and is just so awesome at that, it left quite an impression. For some reason I think I wouldn't write Fili as Fili but as Bragi, and I don't think Fili would be quite in character as a womanizing jerk.
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Fucking dwarves. Seriously, I should have expected it. LotR did not make me super fannish, despite the fact that I loved the books (and Aragorn, and Eowyn and Faramir ...), probably because the elves just didn't do it for me and from afar it always seemed to me that the fandom was hardcore about elves. The only thing I shipped was Legolas/Gimli, but when I mentioned that once the reaction was pretty much "gross". So of course now I am ridiculously invested in these dwarves. My favourites die in the end. I didn't like the book. I don't have time for it, but still, I am rapidly sliding down the rabbit hole no matter how much I try to stop it. Before I disappear completely, my Yuletide recs of 2012:

18 fics in Being Human, City Hunter (Kdrama), Elementary, Gargoyles, Homeland, Kings, Le Pacte de Loups, Lost Girl, Pushing Daisies, Rome, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Sharpe, Sky High, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, The Hour, Warehouse 13, Young Avengers )
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2013 started in a sucky way, so it can only improve from here, right? CAF of my mum's is in detox, which means a few days without drama, I hope, and a chance to read the last of the Yuletide stories I still have open in tabs.

As for my story:

Not Quite a Bond Girl (9401 words) by Rodo
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Choi Ryu/Joo In Ah, Kang Woo/Han Myung Wol
Characters: Joo In Ah, Choi Ryu, Han Myung Wol, Kang Woo, Yu Da Hae
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Yes, I wrote a fic with actual chapters and such. It is, as far as I know, the only story written for that series, which is a shame, because not only is it one of the dramas that doesn't kill off half its cast by the end, there are also still unresolved plot elements left, mainly regarding Choi Ryu and Ju In Ah, the secondary leads.
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Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 4: On the inside, Choi Ryu sighed. What did it take for Ju In Ah to develop a sense of self-preservation? )
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 3: Charity functions, In Ah decided, were evil. )
rodo: mucha's autumn allegory (mucha's autumn)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 2: For a brief moment after waking up, Choi Ryu felt at peace, thinking he had died protecting Myeong Wol. )
rodo: rose of versailles: marie antoinette, happy (marie antoinette)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 1: In Ah walked through the lobby of the company headquarters as if she owned the place. She did, in fact, own it, )
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2011 I wanted to read 24 books, but in the end I only read 7, so I renewed my resolution. It didn't work out, but I'd say 20 is a good deal closer than 7. So 2013, here I come, and hopefully this time I will read 24 books.

Deutsch:

Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch von J.K. Rowling (18.10.12)*
Die Prinzipien der Ansichten der Bewohner der vortrefflichen Stadt von Abu Nasr Al-Farabi (11.12.12)*

English:

Casket of Souls by Lynn Flewelling (05.06.12)**
A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elisabeth Bear (18.06.12)*
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas (24.10.12)* (unabridged audio book)
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (14.05.12)*
Hounded by Kevin Hearne (11.06.12)*
Imagined Communities (revised edition) by Benedict Anderson (31.10.12)*
InterWorld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (10.08.12)*
Legacy of Kings by Celia Friedman (04.03.12)**
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen (08.06.12)*
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (27.11.12)*
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (20.12.12)*
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (05.07.12)*
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (13.07.12)*
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (16.06.12)*
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monster by Rick Riordan (23.06.12)*
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (24.06.12)*
Success With Languages by Stella Hurd and Linda Murphy (12.02.12)*
Wings of Wrath by Celia Friedman (19.02.12)**
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter with a santa hat (christmas)
Okay, so I promised photos - which I was about to post when the memory chip of my new camera malfunctioned. Lesson learned, the new one cost four times as much as the old one and has a proper warranty. Also, I bought myself a present: a puzzle. 3000 pieces and I am making progress, but now I also have sore muscles in my legs (yes, I know, I am the least sporty person ever). Other than that, it has been an okay Christmas so far, although that might change because of my mother's CAF, who might or might not visit and might or might not whinge at us for the rest of the day.

ETA: Okay, CAF did not visit but did whinge and ruin the day.

But on to other things: Yuletide! This year's experience was pretty much a lesson in "never doing that again". I didn't get around to properly work on the story until the last two-ish days before the deadline and the story got so freaking long, I barely managed to finish and upload the draft before the deadline. The editing was done during the next two days. Unfortunately, those days were the first of my period and by the end I had the worst brain fuzz since I started taking my meds. Until about yesterday evening, I was pretty much out of it and on pain pills for a head ache that wouldn't end. And all that for a story in a fandom of two. I hope my recipient appreciates the work, although it could have been better had I actually been running at more than 30% brain capacity. Hopefully, I learned my lesson.

My present:

Changing Colors (1925 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Three Musketeers (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Olivier d'Athos de la Fère/Milady Clarick de Winter
Characters: Athos, Milady Clarick de Winter, Porthos, Aramis, d'Artagnan
Summary:

The airship battles brought a dangerous prisoner.

Random #39

Dec. 18th, 2012 10:24 am
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☞ This is me, still procrastinating on Yuletide. I have 2000 words by now, though, but still haven’t started on the important part of the story. It doesn’t help that my Fluchtfleiß wants me to bake or clean or order stuff on Amazon instead. At least I managed to get some other things done that way.

☞ I won 175 DW points! (Thanks to [personal profile] skuf and [personal profile] dancing_serpent, which means I could upload and use this icon, which makes me happier than it should, really.

☞ A while ago, [personal profile] falena posted pictured of her Christmas decoration and asked us to do the same, so I begged my mother to let me have my Christmas/birthday present early, which allowed me to take some pictures. As soon as I figure out how to upload and post them, I will, I promise, but it will have to wait until after the Yuletide story is done, or it will never get finished.
rodo: mucha's autumn allegory (mucha's autumn)
This is me, procrastinating on finally starting my Yuletide fic. If I don't get that done soon, finding a beta will be a bitch.

Arang and the Magistrate, A Gentleman's Diary, Nice Guy, Queen In Hyun's Man and To the Beautiful You )

Random #38

Oct. 20th, 2012 04:03 pm
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Sorry for the long silence, but I’ve got reasons:

☞ A month ago, Rani was killed by a car. Writing this sentence hurts and I still love my little monster like crazy and miss her. She was just over a year old, dammit, and she just didn’t get along with the cat from across the street, so when that cat intruded on her territory, she chased her out, and on this day, over the street. The driver was speeding, and the other cat got away. Okay, I’ll stop writing about this now, I’m tearing up again.

☞ Afterwards, I was constantly ill. I just got over my cold, but the other thing is still a mystery. My left jaw joint ached for two weeks, I had to take ibuprofen daily and right now there’s still a slight pain. My dentist is stumped, and while I have a theory, it’s pretty hard to fix if it does turn out to be because my mandible, teeth and skull don’t fit together. I blame the orthodontist who did my braces.

☞ My mother has one of her renovation bursts again. She can’t do it all at once or spread it evenly, so she dragged me into furniture shops and wanted me to look at wallpaper and so on for the third time this year. At least this means that if I am lucky, I’ll have a room for my books soon, where they can be alphabetically shelved and I don’t have to dig through piles whenever I want to re-read something.

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