luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)
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: (BSC - Santa hat)
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: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: Paper Hearts
Fandom: Monarch of the Glen
Universe: Canon (Series 3)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: M
Rating: Language, innuendo
Word Count: 9,455
Summary: Series 3. They could never quite get their timing right…until they did. Four times when Archie shouldn’t have kissed Lexie (but did), and one time when he very definitely should have – and did.

Links: DW | AO3 | FF.net

And finally, we make it to the end ♥ So, do four wrongs really make a right?

Points of interest... )

If you read this story, I hope you enjoy it. It was a labor of love, but it was also a lot of fun ♥ I'm not done with these characters, but I am pretty satisfied that I laid out my headcanon in a way that others may find appealing.
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: Paper Hearts
Fandom: Monarch of the Glen
Universe: Canon (Series 3)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: M
Rating: Language, innuendo
Word Count: 9,455
Summary: Series 3. They could never quite get their timing right…until they did. Four times when Archie shouldn’t have kissed Lexie (but did), and one time when he very definitely should have – and did.

Links: DW | AO3 | FF.net

Part 4, or: where my headcanon meets my (previous) headcanon :P

Points of interest... )

Woohoo, somebody's read this story! =) Thank you for indulging my headcanon, LOL, and letting me know you liked it via kudos! :P
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: Paper Hearts
Fandom: Monarch of the Glen
Universe: Canon (Series 3)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: M
Rating: Language, innuendo
Word Count: 9,455
Summary: Series 3. They could never quite get their timing right…until they did. Four times when Archie shouldn’t have kissed Lexie (but did), and one time when he very definitely should have – and did.

Links: DW | AO3 | FF.net

This is probably my favorite part of the story.

Points of interest... )
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: Paper Hearts
Fandom: Monarch of the Glen
Universe: Canon (Series 3)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: M
Rating: Language, innuendo
Word Count: 9,455
Summary: Series 3. They could never quite get their timing right…until they did. Four times when Archie shouldn’t have kissed Lexie (but did), and one time when he very definitely should have – and did.

Links: DW | AO3 | FF.net

And we move along to part two in this series of author's notes =)

Points of interest... )
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: Paper Hearts
Fandom: Monarch of the Glen
Universe: Canon (Series 3)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: M
Rating: Language, innuendo
Word Count: 9,455
Summary: Series 3. They could never quite get their timing right…until they did. Four times when Archie shouldn’t have kissed Lexie (but did), and one time when he very definitely should have – and did.

Links: DW | AO3 | FF.net

The easiest way to summarize this purpose of this story is to say "there wasn't enough kissing, so I added more kissing" :P

Series 3 contains the courtship between what is eventually the canon pairing, that of Archie and Lexie, but you wouldn't really know that just by watching it. I've actually watched it several times, and realized that, indeed, the problem is that there is no kissing, or any other convincing physical evidence that they are anywhere near a marriage proposal until it quite literally happens. And, though it was written that way for a reason (to capture a Cinderella aesthetic), it is ultimately disappointing, especially when you consider that these two characters had a major makeout session in Series 1 and a pretty hot kiss in Series 2. Series 3 was an exercise in wasted chemistry, and a frustrating one at that.

It took several rewatches of S3 to convince myself that it was worth keeping in my headcanon, and it was when I found the small moments that I realized just how valuable it is. It truly is those fleeting moments where their bond strengthens and deepens - the lingering looks and hugs and kisses on the cheek; the stark, high-stakes conversations they have about the future of the estate, as well as themselves.

Mix that sort of emotional bonding with the sizzling physical chemistry of the previous series and you have a smash hit of a ship, so that's what I did - I found those moments that would've benefited from a kiss and inserted it. Their running joke is that their timing is terrible, so that's the thread I went with, in an old-school five times fic, with four inappropriate moments and one very appropriate moment =) Because of the rich complexity of the canon, I'm breaking down my author's notes in separate posts for each scene.

Let's begin, shall we? =) )
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: The Prodigal Son
Fandom: Monarch of the Glen
Universe: Canon (Series 1)
Genre: General
Rating: K+
Word Count: 4,700
Summary: Episode 1x1. Lexie finds herself with more questions than answers when Molly announces that it’s time to bring Archie back to Glenbogle.

Links: DW | FF.net | AO3

This was my final fic for the 2015 Summer Mini Challenge, written for the prompt "unsaid."

I have had a couple of lovely, curious people ask me about my latest fandom obsession, the BBC series Monarch of the Glen. I'm glad the idea for this fic came to me, because I consider it sort of an 'introductory' story, of sorts ~ a way to get a feel for the characters, and perhaps decide if it's all interesting enough to plunge into. I didn't write it for that reason, but it does serve that purpose, so we all win, haha =)

So please, allow me to introduce you to the quirky characters that make up the original cast of this adorable BBC Scotland show =) )

If you find yourself intrigued and wanting to know more, the complete series is available on DVD, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube. It consists of 64 45-60 minute episodes spread out over 7 series/seasons, with an average of 8-10 episodes per series/season, so it is very easy to watch without feeling overwhelmed. I have A Lot of Feelings about this show, as evidenced by my outpouring of fic, as well as a 5K piece of meta on the major romantic storyline of Series 2, and lots of gushy posts on my Tumblr.

I am in the process of writing yet another fic, so I don't foresee giving up my squee over this show and these characters anytime soon :P It has gotten under my skin in the most delicious way, and I look forward to exploring every inch of this itch!
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
It can be summed up in this gifset:





But why say it with pictures when you can say it with 5,000 words instead? :D

Far from the maddening crowd? Not quite... )

Give me Justine’s outright bitchiness any damn day of the week. At least then you know what you’re dealing with.