luxken27: (BSC - 1992)
2021-03-01 12:05 am

Recommendations: Baby-sitters Club

rec⋅om⋅mend: to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably

Hopefully, you'll find new stories here to tickle your fancy. Continually updated! =)

Recommendations: Baby-sitters Club )

Latest update: April 29th, 2014
luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)
2021-03-01 12:04 am

Recommendations: Inuyasha

rec⋅om⋅mend: to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably

Hopefully, you'll find new stories or pieces of art here to tickle your fancy.

Recommendations: Inuyasha )

Latest update: April 29th, 2014
luxken27: (GH - Maxie fierce)
2021-03-01 12:03 am

Recommendations: Multifandom/Miscellaneous

rec⋅om⋅mend: to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably

Hopefully, you'll find new stories here to tickle your fancy. Continually updated! =)

Recommendations: Multifandom )

Latest Update: May 5, 2014
luxken27: (Kids Inc - OTP)
2020-12-21 04:58 pm

Kids Incorporated: The Mega-Meta Resource Post



Everything you ever wanted to know about my favorite kids show of all time =)

DISCLAIMER: The Kids Incorporated concept, storyline, and characters are © 1984 -1993 Thomas Lynch/Gary Biller/MGM Television/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment/Disney Channel. Any resemblance to any person currently living or deceased is unintended (i.e., I am writing about the characters, not the actors who portray them). No money is being made from the creation of this material. No copyright infringement is intended.

Websites )

Cast )

Episodes )

Guide to Fandom )

Updated: November 30, 2014 - Seasons 1 through 6 episodes are now available, thanks in large part to [twitter.com profile] Kornel73! Thank you, Kornel!!
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2019-07-18 08:43 pm

Happily Ever After | Series Index

The master index for my 'Happily Ever After' series. As I'm writing it in a very non-linear fashion, if you'd like to enjoy the story in order, here's the place to do it.


Summary: Charlie + Janine + baby makes three.

~*~

Last update: July 17, 2017 | Series In Progress

Series Index )
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2019-01-18 12:16 pm

Count Me In | Series Index

The master index for my 'Count Me In' series. As I'm writing it in a very non-linear fashion, if you'd like to enjoy the story in order, here's the place to do it.


Summary: Exactly what it says on the tin: a post-canon BSC headcanon in which Charlie Thomas and Janine Kishi discover each other, become great friends, and fall in love. The namesake of this series is the 1966 song by Gary Lewis & The Playboys, because I thought it rather fitting to this particular pairing:

If you need someone to count on when you’re down
And all your other friends you’ve lost, count me found
Just be sure you count on me, and when the counting’s through
Count me madly in love with you…


~*~

Last update: January 1, 2017 | Series In Progress

Series Index )
luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)
2018-04-20 12:27 pm

Fleeting: The mega-meta resource post

First of all, a bit of necessary squeeage:

Statistics ahoy! )

Anyone who’s been reading this journal for some length of time will realize how much I <3 the metawriting. Author’s notes abound here – hell, that is the entire point of the exercise, to share the ideas behind the ideas, how I came to certain conclusions, what my motivations were for writing this character in that situation, and why I think it does (or doesn’t) work.

So you can imagine, in an undertaking so massive as this one – a simple thirty prompt challenge table that somehow morphed into an incredibly complex, multi-layered intrigue-laden serialized fic, that I’ve been absolutely dying, trying to keep all the meta inside. Just look at the lengths I go to for single drabbles, and you’ll have some understanding of my struggles, LOL.

But, it was a tradeoff – the suspense and drama that keep the readers coming back for more (more than one person has referred to this fic as their crack, LOL) would be completely and totally spoiled if I laid my thoughts bare after completing and posting each chapter. My favorite part of writing notes – dissecting the characters – would absolutely ruin the reading experience, as half the fun with this fic is trying to figure out who’s the most reliable narrator, what some of the characters’ motivations truly are, and if certain relationships can ever be repaired.

So, this won’t be one of my usual “here are my thoughts on yaoi” author’s notes posts. To do that would absolutely ruin both the readers’ enjoyment of the story, as well as my motivation for writing it. I truly enjoy the feedback I receive after posting each chapter, here and on the archives, as it really helps me see things through the eyes of my readers and helps shape the story in many sometimes surprising ways. You guys keep me on my toes, LOL, always trying to stay one step (or twist!) ahead.

But I’d still like the other part of writing author’s notes – keeping a log of references and personal motivations – for this piece. Thus, I’ve decided to compromise: have a little something for me, and let you guys in on some of the “inside stuff” of this story.

Points of interest… )

As the story progresses, I’ll be adding more bits and pieces to this post.

Updated 11/05/13: Chapter 29 notes added
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
2017-09-22 11:59 pm

2017 Summer Mini Challenge: Completed Claims



Completed claims )

Wanna join in the fun? See this post for rules and how to stake your claim!
luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)
2017-07-20 07:26 pm
Entry tags:

The end of an era.

Well, fuck.

Considering the spate of musician deaths in the last couple of years, it was only a matter of time before it claimed one I considered my own.

I was a late comer to the Linkin Park bandwagon; it wasn't until "Faint" from their 2003 album Meteora that I sat up and paid attention. I still remember my reaction to hearing that song for the first time, because hearing it now, fourteen years later, I have the same reaction.



IDK. It just got into my blood.

I've often said that music is the lifeblood of my creativity, and never has that been so apt as to when it came to LP. Their songs are all over my stories; hell, in my Daria universe, Mystik Spiral basically takes LP's career path. Both of my Daria stories feature LP songs; all of the fic I've written for that series (quite a bit of it unpublished) was originally named after one of their songs.

Early LP was the perfect fit for Inuyasha's anger and frustration with the world, and I had, once upon a time, planned to do a collection of stories based off of songs from Meteora. As the band's sound evolved, so did their ability to spark my inspiration. The last album I purchased was 2010's A Thousand Suns, the making of which more or less served to cement my 1000% crush on Mike Shinoda.

Learning that Chester is gone still doesn't feel real. I didn't believe it until I saw Mike's statement on Twitter, and I was absolutely crushed, especially for him. In all of their making of clips, you can see that they had a pretty special bond as the creative forces of the group. Chester was the soul of the band, and now that he's gone...

IDK. I don't know what they're going to do, how they're going to react, what's going to happen to their seventeen years of bandom togetherness. How can LP exist without their charismatic frontman? I found them late, but they have meant the world to me, even if I'm perpetually 5 years behind the times. I would listen to Chester sing the damned phone book - his talent was that phenomenal.

He was so young. SO young. I hope that he didn't take his own life, or that if he did, it was accidental, like Scott Weiland's sudden overdose. I have no expectation that this will bear out, but I just can't stand the thought of someone like him, who was so warm and positive and just really fucking amazing, in that sort of anguish and pain. He had a really difficult childhood, one that haunted him for the better part of his life, but he'd turned the corner over the last couple of years. The cycle was supposed to end with him, not end him.

My heart goes out to his family and his bandmates and to my fellow fans, a lot of whom relied on LP's music to bring them out of their own dark places. It was nice to be on social media when the news broke, to see the outpouring of grief and love alongside the slack-jawed astonishment. It helped, knowing I wasn't the only one whose day came to a sudden, abrupt halt, who sat there numb and fighting back tears. I read the responses to Mike's tweet confirming the death and almost came to tears again.

I hope Chester is at peace now. There will never be another one like him.
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2017-07-18 08:32 pm

Baby-sitters Club | Happily Ever After: Maybe Baby


Title: Maybe Baby
Fandom: The Baby-sitters Club
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Family
Rating: M
Warning: Sexual content
Word Count: 2,941
Summary: First in a new series. If it came down to a choice between having her, or having a child of his very own, then he would choose her every time.

Links: DW | AO3

Written for the “hollow” prompt on my 2017 Summer Mini Challenge table.

So if you were curious about this post on Tumblr, allow me to put you out of your misery :P

And now I shall attempt to juggle two simultaneous headcanons for the same characters at the same time )

This series is going to be written exclusively from Charlie's POV, mostly because I think that will be the most interesting way to tell this. If he could birth a baby himself, he'd do it, but he can't - so he'll go through his wife's pregnancy every step of the way, from this moment of them deciding to start trying, to her actually having the baby, and beyond.

I know kid!fic isn't everyone's cup of tea. It isn't even my cup of tea, but I've had a surprisingly nice response to the first two entries in this series. We'll see if anybody else wants to board this train with me, or if they'd rather stick to the fun falling-in-love Count Me In universe instead. These two post-canon continuums are totally unrelated. Which will make life interesting for me, because I'll be working on them both at the same time. Luckily, writing for one tends to inspire me to pursue ideas for the other, so hopefully this won't be the last SMC fill for these two in some capacity :D
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
2017-07-04 04:37 pm

2017 Summer Mini Challenge table

Table 4
midnight
eyes
worry
hollow
coolly
Progress: 1/5


If you want to join in the fun, the details are here!
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
2017-06-20 06:25 am

2017 Summer Mini Challenge

Today is the first official day of summer (at least, for those of us in the northern hemisphere), so that means its time once again for my


Do you want to play? See the details below! =)

The rules )

The prompts )

The claims )

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Feel free to comment on this post, and I'll try to answer them for you. Don't forget - this challenge is open from June 20th, 2017 through September 22nd, 2017, so you have plenty of time to play, if you want!

Have fun, stay cool, and happy writing! =)
luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)
2017-05-22 08:12 pm

Stacy in Bloom | 25: Who Found Who


Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.dreamwidth.org/30667.html

Links: FF.net | AO3

No, your eyes are NOT deceiving you - I have (finally) updated this story! It's only been five years, but who's counting? :P

(Like my new banner? ♥ The upside of taking such a long hiatus, when your original inspiration song is re-uploaded to YouTube in high def, LOL.)

Notes on Chapter 25 )

I am really, really pleased to be working on this story again ♥ It has never been far from my heart or my mind. This is my happy place and it's always a pleasure to spend some quality time here ♥ ♥ ♥
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
2017-04-22 08:37 am

YAS

My favorite Sweet Valley snark blog has finally made the switch ~ [personal profile] the_oracle. We're up to the middle 60s of the classic SVH series, during Liz's rebellious phase when she wore red nail polish on her toes, permed her hair, and took up surfing lessons.

You know, smack dab between Magenta Galaxy and an uber-helping of ghostly Tricia Martin dramarama.

If you're a SV fan, these snarks are worth their weight in gold ♥
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
2017-03-16 09:04 pm

Baby-sitters Club | Oneshot: Summer Rain

Title: Summer Rain
Fandom: Baby-sitters Club
Universe: Early canon
Pairing: Richard Spier/Sharon Schafer
Genre: Romance
Rating: X
Warning: Explicit sexual content
Word Count: 4,586
Summary: He’d always had exquisite control, and she’d always longed to break it.

Link: AO3

Writing for [personal profile] mkrobinson for the 2017 [community profile] hetswap exchange.

Points of interest... )

I don't know if I fooled anyone by stepping so far out of my comfort zone, but I did receive some lovely comments for this fic before author reveals, and I saw at least one rec, which made me happy ♥ I'm definitely looking forward to exploring this relationship more, especially from Richard's perspective.
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
2017-03-11 04:04 pm

Author's Notes: Year in Review

Well, today marks my fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not exactly sure when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart world; I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up-to-date sometime during the summer of 2007, and then started looking for fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works.’ But I *do* know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2008 in review | 2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review | 2012 in review | 2013 in review | 2014 in review | 2015 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2016 Goals ~ How did I do? )

A look back: 2016 in review )

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2017-03-04 09:35 pm

The Best Friends You'll Ever Have | 26: Just Janine


Chapter Title: 26 | Just Janine
Prompt: #029 – Janine Kishi
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Family
Rating: T
Word Count: 2,323
Summary: For a long moment, they simply regarded at each other, communicating with their eyes and hands what they couldn’t convey with words. He loved that he could express with a simple stroke of skin how much he loved her, how in awe he was of her, how proud he was to have been part of this occasion, how excited he was about their future, the three of them, in their happy little family.

Links: DW | LJ | AO3 | FF.net

So, better late than never, eh? *blush*

This is the last of my two 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking gifts, this one for [personal profile] desertvixen.

Points of interest... )
luxken27: (Kids Inc - OTP)
2017-02-14 06:24 am

Kids Incorporated | Enduring: An OTP manifesto


Title: Enduring
Author: LuxKen27
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Pairing: Ryan/Stacy
Media Count: 39,830 words // 91 video clips // 738 gifs
Spoilers: Can you really spoil a canon that's over thirty years old? Eh, just in case ~ seasons two through (the first episode of) six
Disclaimer: The Kids Incorporated concept, storyline, and characters are © 1984 - 1993 Thomas Lynch/Gary Biller/MGM Television/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment/Disney Channel. No money is being made from the creation of this material. No copyright infringement is intended.

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to Aris, Kornel, Charlie, and kimmyantu for providing the episodes and song clips, from which I made way, way too many gifs, LOL. A shoutout to the wonderful nonnies who have sent me various goodies over the years, which have been incorporated in to the manifesto, especially Part III =)

This is dedicated to everyone who has made KI fandom feel like a second home, especially my fellow shippers =) You guys rock!


Part I - The Characters

Part II - The Story
1985: The New Kid and the Little Kid
1986: The Prince and the Dreamer
1987: The Rebel and the Wanderer
1988: The King and His Queen

Part III - The Fandom