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Writing is like exercise: You don't do it and you forget how. So I'm going back to the Ficlette Fiasco prompts from last year to get into the writing again. Here's the first of today's writing exercises.

Ficlette Fiasco IV, for [livejournal.com profile] silverblade219: Dawn meets Rory, any of your 'verses.

Saturday Morning Cartoons
A Physics of the Spin/Dawning Light remix
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: What might happen if Dawn fell into Stars Hollow instead of Anita Blake's world...
Rating: G
Setting: a year after the current setting of Physics of the Spin, but nothing about how that story will turn out.
Words: 650
Note: I love remixing Dawning Light. There's so many possibilities. (Case in point, with Supernatural)

Rory opened her eyes, disoriented. )
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For the Ficlette Fiasco IV, still plugging away. This is for [livejournal.com profile] sparrowwritings: Dawning Light: Supernatural. More Mini!Dawn with Sam and Dean. Prompt: the colour pink and metallica.

Pie a la mode
Dawning Light Remix, Supernatural Style
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords

Setting: Middle of season three, before Dean spoiler ). Nothing beyond that into season four.
Rating: PG for Dean's language
Follow-up to Fire in the Fields

''We should have left her with Bobby.'' )
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The 2008 Crossing Over Award winners are up! And I am very pleased to announce that I have won three categories!

Best non-BtVS/AtS Crossover
Agent Afloat Atlantis (NCIS/SGA)

Ziva's new assignment certainly isn't what she expected.


Best Crossover Series
Dawning Light (BtVS/Anita Blake)

Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.


Best Portrayal of Other Characters (Riley Finn)
In the Key of Major Finn
(BtVS/GG)
Years later, Lorelai liked to start the story like this: One sunny summer Connecticut day, Adonis walked into the Dragonfly Inn.


Not at all bad for a slow BtVS fic year :D Thanks to all who voted and to all who read my writing!

And now for some numbers on the stories )

Lastly, and I almost missed this, I received 37 nominations. My story Agent Afloat Atlantis received 29 nominations. Whoop!

So many thanks to all voters/readers, and a hearty congratulations to everyone who was nominated. TTH has attracted some of the best crossover authors out there, and it's amazing to see that hard work recognized.
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She's really five now...

Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Fourteen: Family Hour
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 6,625
Spoilers: Danse Macabre only, nothing from subsequent books.
Note: This is partly the Family Hour remix I promised a few years ago. Once it occurred to me to make it part of the narrative, I couldn't unseen it. I actually think this makes the story stronger, so yay. Previous parts here

Dawning Light Fourteen: And then... nothing happened. )
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Hey party people. I'm O SO CLOSE to being done the next chapter of Dawning Light - the only hold-ups are Anita (she's not behaving in the way I want so I need to do a bit of re-writes on her reactions to the five-year-old) and my time this week being all booked up. But I'm SO CLOSE. I am really looking forward to that.

Next item of the agenda: Worst music video of all time, or just the 20th Century? (And this all started from a post by John Scalzi)

You kids out there have no idea how good you had it, with your growing up in the late 90s. You know what MTV was like for us back in the 80s? It was like this:

youtube embed cut#1 )

Words cannot begin to describe how bad this video is. Can anyone explain the plot that suddenly appears halfway in? And those glasses and perms in the video? Yeah, we all had those.

Although I think this video here might threaten Toto for top spot of badness. It's so bad I'm prevented from embedding it here. Steven Perry looks like he's trying to pass a kidney stone while singing.

Luckily, Journey made up for it with this piece of truly awesome American rock:

youtube embed cut#2 )

But enough of the music: Pocket Watch Boy is up for a Children of Time award.



Voting starts Dec. 1, so I'll make another post or something. Nominees are already posted so you can go read lots of good Who fic.
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HAY LOOKIE.

Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Thirteen: End of the World News
by Mhalachai


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 4,860
Spoilers: Danse Macabre only, nothing from subsequent books.
Note: All I can say is, this story is from Dawn's point of view, but the real story in this is the reaction of the adults. I've tried to keep it both true to Dawn and her view of the world, and how I'd react if I was Anita. Man, this story is hard to write.

Previous parts here
Dawning Light Thirteen: End of the World News )
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For the first time in my life, I have made up a writing schedule in order to actually get stuff done.

And for your edification, here it is (in order).

1. Chapter 10 of Physics of the Spin. The end of that chapter is a nice place to break for a bit, by which I mean a really nasty cliffhanger. I might or might not work on this while I'm working on #3, will see.

2. Chapter 13 of Dawning Light, which is the end of the first installment. There is a great deal of plot spacing between Part I and Part II, so the delay is a natural one, and it's a place I can leave it for a while. No, I'm not going to explain that one further ;)

3. The rest of Inevitable. I'm moving it to the "end" of this schedule because it's not going to be a quick process.

And there may/will be small ficlettes in the middle, mostly Torchwood related at this point because new fandoms are fun and inspiring.

Winz!

Jan. 1st, 2008 02:55 pm
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Happy 2008! What a wonderful year. Let's start it off with a great news post :)

1) In case anyone missed it, part VI of the Gilmore Girls/Stargate crossover Physics of the Spin was posted yesterday - the flist was post-tastic so you may have missed it, and since I'm the first one to tout the awesomeness of the story... If you missed it you can read it HEAR. I'll get to comment responses later today or tomorrow.

2) The Twisting the Hellmouth Crossing Over Awards 2007 winners have been announced :) Many congratulations to all the nominees and winners! I also won a few shiny awards!

Thanks so much for all your support. I seriously have the best readers anyone could have - you're all supportive and awesome and don't hesitate to call me on my bullshit ;)

I IZ WINNAR:

COA Awards are fun
Best Portrayal of Angel: Another Stop on the Road (AtS/BtVS/SPN)


COA Awards are fun
Best Anita Blake crossover: Dawning Light: Check Mate (BtVS/AB)


COA Awards are fun
Best Short Fic: Dawning Light: Dawn's First (And Last) Day of Kindergarten (BtVS/AB)


COA Awards are fun
Best Non-Buffy crossover: Balancing Act (AB/SG-1)

(Songs Across the Ocean (SGA/HP) came in second place for this one. Rock!)

COA Awards are fun
Best Anita Blake Unfinished Crossover: Candlelight (BtVS/AB)


THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

I've had too much coffee but that's okay because I would be this hyper in any event :P
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Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Twelve: Bad Girl
by Mhalachai


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 8,210
Spoilers: Danse Macabre only, nothing from subsequent books.
Note: So it's been about six months. Um, yeah. This chapter is a belated thank you to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] hsifyppah for the user time :) In this chapter, we go up, we go down... who knows where we will end up?
Setting: This little episode takes place after Christmas (Chapter 11) and after the Dawning Light outtake, Check Mate. That one, written back on Dec. 23rd, 2006, has some lovely foreshadowing for this chapter. You may want to read it first. Go on, we'll wait.

Previous parts here

Dawning Light 12: Bad Girl )
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21 nominations at the Twisting the Hellmouth Crossing Over Awards for me this year! Thanks to everyone who was so kind as to nominate my stories! I'm very flattered :) Now, if you want, you can read (or re-read) the nominated stories and vote if you would like :)

Banners cut for your pleasure )

Enjoy!
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Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Eleven: Christmas Is The Longest Day, Part II
by Mhalachai


Read Part I here


Dawning Light 11: Christmas Is The Longest Day Part II )
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Oh my god. The longest chapter I have EVER WRITTEN.

Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Eleven: Christmas Is The Longest Day, Part I
by Mhalachai


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 14,345. Longest chapter yet. Or ever.
Spoilers: So post-Danse Macabre it hurts.
Thanks: More thanks than I can possibly express to [livejournal.com profile] cissasghost for her help in reigning me on in this chapter. A better beta could not exist.
Note: Cut for brevity )

Dawning Light 11: Christmas Is The Longest Day Part I )
Please Continue to Part II
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I started writing this one a while ago, and I can't believe I didn't post it. I love mini!Dawn. Anyway, posting this while I continue to work on the Christmas Day chapter.

Dawning Light: Dawn's First (And Last) Day of Kindergarten
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: Dawn goes to kindergarten. As expected, this does not end well.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic.
Rating: so G it's great.
Words: 1,260
Missing Scene: #16 - Can I get back to you?
The main story on my website and on TTH
Note: Set a random time in February (a few months after DL begins).

''This is going to end badly,'' Dawn said in as threatening a manner as she could with her hair in pigtails and a kitty cat on her sweater )
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Dawning Light Missing Scene: The Shopping Day Before The Night Before Christmas
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: It's the last shopping day before Christmas Eve, and the malls of St. Louis are packed with last-minute shoppers...
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic.
Rating: so G it's great.
Words: 2,880
Missing Scene: #24 – Holiday Spirit
The story on my website
Note: This was initially part of chapter 11 of Dawning Light, but it was rather self-contained and it also didn't move the story along, so it's now a "missing scene".

The Shopping Day Before The Night Before Christmas )
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If you're only going to read one Dawning Light missing scene this year, read this one. It's Nathaniel's thoughts on Dawn, and let's just say that Dawn really doesn't know what he's thinking.

Dawning Light Missing Scene: Strange Little Girl, Look At You
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: Nathaniel is starting to put the pieces together on the things Dawn fears...
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic.
Rating: this part PG-15
Words: 2,630
Missing Scene: #8 - Christmas Tree
An entry on the Quasi-Drabble challenge entry. [livejournal.com profile] ajadedmelody Dawning Light; Dawn & Jason; Scooby Dance.
The story on my website, LJ and on TTH
Note: Set just after Dawning Light chapter 10.

Nathaniel answered the front door before Jason had even finished knocking. )
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Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Ten: Man in the Moon
by Mhalachai


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 8,800
Spoilers: So post-Danse Macabre it hurts.
Note: This chapter spans three different days, so we're moving at a fast pace now. This chapter was supposed to be done a while ago, but Dawn wouldn't shut up.

Dawning Light 10: Man in the Moon )
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245 words of cracky goodness

Dawning Light Missing Scene: Ode To A Pancake
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Summary: Breakfast time in the Blake-Callahan-Graison-Summers household.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic.
Rating: PG
Words: 245
The story on LJ and on TTH and on my shiny fanfic website.

Anita stumbled into the kitchen, yawning. )
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Dear universe: I will give you a candy cane if you take away the rampantly reproducing plot bunnies for a sequel to the Supernatual/Gilmore Girls/House story I posted on Sunday. I will also give you a pony. And a cookie.

This Quasi-Drabble challenge entry gets its own entry because it's big.

At the request of [livejournal.com profile] iamabee_buzz (and everyone else): Dawning Light; Dawn & Anita; the Sex Talk

Dawning Light Missing Scene: Talks? Bad
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
by [livejournal.com profile] mhalachaiswords


Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic.
Missing Scene: #15 - Jealousy
Rating: PG
Words: 1,950
The story on LJ and on TTH

Can we talk? )
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Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Nine: Breaking Apart
by Mhalachai


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 4,475
Spoilers: So post-Danse Macabre it hurts.
Note: A response to the Mommy Anita challenge on TTH. Previous parts on LJ and on TTH.

Dawning Light 9: Breaking Apart )
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Dawning Light
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake crossover
Chapter Eight: Letting Go
by Mhalachai


Summary: Dawn fell from Glory's tower and into the portal. Now she's all alone and scared... but sometimes family comes from the strangest places.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Anita Blake belongs to Laurell K. Hamilton. No profit has been made from this fic, and the only benefit to me is personal satisfaction and the creative process. I hope you enjoy.
Rating: PG
Words: 9,660
Spoilers: So post-Danse Macabre it hurts.
Note: A response to the Mommy Anita challenge on TTH. This chapter is for [livejournal.com profile] laney_1974, a late Christmas present. I was inspired by winning Laney's Mega Angst award in the TTH COA 2006 awards. So? Mega angst.

Dawning Light 8: Letting Go )

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