luxken27: (BSC - 1992)
2020-03-01 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)
2020-03-01 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)
2020-03-01 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)
2018-12-21 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: (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: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2018-01-18 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: (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
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2017-01-26 08:47 pm

Dear [community profile] hetswap Author...

Hello! Thank you for offering to write a fic for me! =) I am a hopeless romantic, and all of my major ships are het, so this exchange is like a dream come true, LOL. I like to think I'm easy to please, but I'll let you be the judge of that. Keep reading for my general likes/dislikes, and some prompt ideas to get your muse rolling...

AO3 name: [archiveofourown.org profile] LuxKen27

General Likes & Dislikes )

Fandom specific prompts, etc )
luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)
2017-01-21 02:42 pm

The Best Friends You'll Ever Have | 25: The Final Goodbye


Chapter Title: 25 | The Final Goodbye
Prompt: #020 – Patrick Thomas
Universe: Late canon (Friends Forever #1)
Genre: Family, Drama
Rating: K+
Word Count: 1,255
Summary: Charlie Thomas makes peace with the man who abandoned him as a child.

Links: DW | LJ | AO3 | FF.net

The first of my two 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking gifts, this one for [personal profile] ozqueen. I wrote and posted this fic before I read her letter for chocolate box this year, where she mentioned being interested in some Charlie Thomas & Patrick Thomas family dynamics, so win-win! =)

Points of interest... )

I enjoyed writing this immensely, and [personal profile] ozqueen enjoyed receiving it. I'm really happy I was able to push all the buttons for her that the book pushed in me. I have so many feels and so much sympathy for all of the Thomas brothers with this book - Charlie and Sam and poor David Michael, who feels left out but probably doesn't really understand why.

Hmm...I *do* have a David Michael prompt in my [community profile] babysitters100 table...maybe this is a way to fulfill it...
luxken27: (BSC - Santa hat)
2017-01-16 12:19 pm

[community profile] fandom_stockings revealed!

This year's [community profile] fandom_stockings have (finally) been revealed. Mine is here - and boy was I totally spoiled this year, haha. Not only did I receive 3 wonderful giftfics, but I also received recs for nail polish tutorials (yes!), a clutch of Clarissa-centric blog recs (Yes!), and icons from fellow fans of Jonathan Creek and Monarch of the Glen (YES!). I enjoy meeting new people who share my interests, so yays all around!

I ♥ this exchange because its the time when I'm mostly likely to receive things for the tiny fandoms of my heart, alongside the bigger fandoms of my heart, like BSC.

As per usual, I will post recs/author's notes for the few giftfics I gave this year in the coming weeks.

That being said, this is likely the last year I'm going to participate in [community profile] fandom_stocking, because the exchange is very poorly organized. It has single-handedly fueled my muses during the Christmas/holiday period for the last couple of years, but participating has become such a hassle that it'd be easier/more satisfying to gift things to the same folks, outside of the exchange.

Speaking of which - the [community profile] hetswap tagset looks very promising for this year, with multiple pairings from all of my major fandoms (including Inuyasha, BSC, and Sweet Valley) having been nominated quite early in the game. I nominated some things myself, but I was tickled to see so much possibility already there. There seems to have been something of a resurgence in desire to see IY canon pairings, especially - I'd love to see some of my IY fandom friends participate, just to be able to read new works by them (HINT HINT).
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
2017-01-01 03:53 pm

Baby-sitters Club | Count Me In: Confession & Plea


Title: Confession & Plea
Genre: Romance
Rating: T
Word Count: 1,896
Summary: After a year of intermittent dating, Charlie and Janine find themselves at a crossroads.

Links: DW | AO3

This is how you kick off a shiny brand new year: with OTP fic! ♥

Points of interest... )

I certainly hope this isn't the last time I visit this particular series this year, but I have learned better than to make promises that time and circumstance force me to break. Considering my [community profile] fandom_stocking pieces with these two are leading me into a completely different, separate universe from this one, I definitely forsee myself spending a lot of time with these characters, in one iteration or another :D
luxken27: (BSC - Santa hat)
2016-12-25 02:18 pm

Happy holidays, DW/LJ!







2016 has been a trying year, in more ways than one, and we all deserve that time-out-of-time perfect moment ♥

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday, whatever version of it that you celebrate (even if it's merely getting through the day).
luxken27: (BSC - Santa hat)
2016-12-13 09:05 pm

[community profile] fandom_stocking is live!

My 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking is here! It looks like I'm the first one on the BSC tag this year; that could prove interesting...

If you have a stocking, let me know!
luxken27: (BSC - Santa hat)
2016-12-03 07:36 pm

[community profile] fandom_stocking lives!

It's time once again for [community profile] fandom_stocking! :D

For those of you who aren't aware, this community is a low-pressure, less wanky, laid-back version of Yuletide. You list your fandoms and wants/wishes (fic, icons, art, etc), and others stuff your stocking with goodies! You don't have to be a member of the comm to participate, and it's always fun unwrapping presents well into the New Year, LOL :P

Guidelines are here, signups are here. As usual, I belatedly remembered that I don't follow the comm on my main account, and have been wondering about whether this was happening again this year. Luckily, it is! =) This is one of my absolute favorite things.

58 people have signed up so far. I am hoping that the usual BSC contingent will be around, as well as maybe some of my other fannish interests. Now, to find my old template and tweak it! =)