corilannam: (procrastination clock)
Oh wow. It's been a few years since I've written one of these. All my fannish love had been going to fandoms much too big to grace Yuletide, but this year I actually have 3 tiny fandoms that I am crazy in love with. And you! You also love one of these fandoms! Or at least like it enough to be here reading this letter.

So basically, thank you. I guarantee I will be genuinely over the moon, no matter which fandom you write or what plot you choose. Seriously, you don't even have to use my prompts if there's something else you're really burning to write. I'll just be so happy there's one more fic in my tiny fandom.

My general likes are: good characterization and dialogue (consistent with the source material or at least a reasonable extrapolation); tenderness and intimacy (but not schmoop); writing that shows rather than tells; kissing and touching; humor and snark; moments of relief (that love is returned, that a loved one is alive, etc.). I tend to favor things on the lighter side (odd considering I have two war fandoms and one character that should be in hardcore grief counseling), but I also love angst and hurt that leads to some quality comfort.

Things that make me nope out of a fic: permanent death, infidelity, humiliation or second-hand embarrassment. Other than that, I don't have any particular triggers to worry about.

Regarding Smut: I like it in all forms, but I don't need it in a story. If you'd like to write it, go ahead and write whatever turns you on. If it doesn't turn you on, don't write it. I like everything from the most virginal vanilla lovemaking to the most kinky A/B/O gangbang. Basically, you can't offend me. Though the kinky A/B/O gangbang probably isn't appropriate for any of the fandoms I've chosen. UNLESS, like me, you were just struck by an urge for Omega!Collins, in which case, please proceed!

Prompts:

Dunkirk
Collins, Farrier

Look, I'm going to be honest with you here: I went to Dunkirk for Harry Styles. I mean, I would have seen it anyway, because I'm a WWII buff, but fundamentally, Harry Styles. I was not expecting to end up with a massive Jack Lowden crush along the way. But here we are.

I would love any kind of story dealing with the relationship between Collins and Farrier. I totally slash them, but if you don't, feel free to stick with a brotherly dynamic. I'd like something centered around the War (pre-, during, or immediately post), no present-day AUs. However, I'd be utterly tickled by a wartime AU where same-sex love was totally normal and accepted, maybe even honored in the military (where a wingman can be like a shieldmate). Not a necessity, but feel free to go that way if that tickles your fancy as well.

Some prompts for your inspirational convenience:
* Something when they first meet when Collins joins the squadron before the war starts. Maybe they're a little prickly at first, being very different personalities and backgrounds, but they can't seem to stop dancing around each other. Eventually they realize they're both men for men and one of them decides to court the other amid the chaos of the oncoming war.
* Farrier escapes the enemy and makes his way back home, maybe in time to fight with Collins in the Battle of Britain, or maybe arriving just after and fearing what he'll find.
* Either before Dunkirk or later in the war, one of them gets shot down and the other is sure that they didn't make it (but of course they did)
* A series of times they flew together, on patrol or in battle.

DNW: no death, please! Assumed death for the sake of angst is just fine, as long as it has the comfort payoff. And please no pairing them with other people, whether or not you write them as lovers.

Dunkirk-specific likes: I adore dogfight scenes where you can feel the adrenaline rush. Out of all the various first names I've seen for Collins in fic, my favorite is Ainsley (no preference for Farrier's). I'd be happy to see any of the other Dunkirk characters around as secondary characters, as long as there's a logical reason for them to be there. For the record, I also adore Tommy/Alex as a pairing, so if for whatever reason the Collins/Farrier isn't floating your boat, I would also be perfectly happy with a Tommy/Alex story (not that the two of them have a great record with floating boats).

The Charioteer
Ralph Lanyon, Laurie Odell

When I got obsessed with Dunkirk, I remembered that one of my old favorite Mary Renault books was actually set right after Dunkirk. So I decided to re-read it and tumbled right back down the rabbit hole, harder than ever. I am completely obsessed and fascinated with Ralph and Laurie as individual characters and as a couple.

Some prompts for your inspirational convenience:
* An AU where Ralph doesn't start anything with Hazell. He and Laurie become closer while still at school and become lovers long before Dunkirk.
* Anything set soon after the end of the book as they try to get their relationship on solid ground amid the chaos of war.
* Something exploring Ralph's POV at the end of the book. How did he end up so close to suicide? What did he feel when he walked into his flat and saw Laurie there? The final words of the book imply that they were able to finally stop fighting all the things driving them and rest together - but how did that look, the rest of that night? (alternatively: Alec's POV as he figures out what's going on, sends Laurie to Ralph, and then waits to discover the outcome)
* Or Ralph's POV during the infamous party scene - how he felt when he first saw Laurie alive and well, all the pushes and pulls he must have felt during those hours, dealing with everything going on at the party, longing for Laurie but still so unsure of him, trying to get his own head together while also managing everyone else.

DNW: no death, no infidelity, no Andrew (unless it's a scene of him meeting the real Ralph, but please no lingering romantic feelings to/from Laurie). Beyond the level of the books, no feckless or submissive Laurie or domineering or condescending Ralph.

Charioteer-specific likes: I love Laurie and Ralph as equal partners, each bringing their own strengths to the relationship. I love Laurie learning to take care of Ralph as much as Ralph takes care of him, and Ralph learning to allow and enjoy it. I love Laurie learning how he wants to define himself as a queer man and figuring out how he fits into that world on his own terms. I really like Alec as a side character, and I'm fond of Sandy as well (if you include him, please don't treat him poorly! he's capable of growth, too!). I also wouldn't mind Bunny popping back into the scene, if you think of something interesting to do with him - particularly interacting with a Laurie more confident in himself and Ralph's love. I also love outsider POVs on their relationship.

Lethal Weapon
Trish Murtaugh, Roger Murtaugh, Martin Riggs, Brooks Avery

This is my little stealth fandom that no one else seems to love! I adore this show and all the characters and their relationships. The Riggs/Murtaugh relationship is the absolute perfect slashy bromance -- I'd love a story focusing on that relationship whether it's platonic bros or bickering lovers. Either way, though, Trish needs to be fully aware and involved, because I love her and her relationship with Roger. I guess what I really want is to see Riggs getting semi-reluctantly absorbed into the Murtaugh family. I also tagged Captain Avery here because he is so long-sufferingly awesome and I would be so happy if he were involved as a major character dealing with his brilliant asshole cops.

Some prompts for your inspirational convenience:
* Riggs and Murtaugh trying to cope with their first family Christmas, possibly including some criminal hijinx that keep pulling them away from the eggnog
* Murtaugh has a near-death experience (another heart attack, shot, whatever) and gets to talk to Miranda Riggs before he's brought back
* One of them gets kidnapped and the other works with Captain Avery to rescue him in time.

DNW: no death (real death, assumed death for the sake of angst is A-okay!), no infidelity (polyamory in any configuration is also A-okay!)

LW-specific likes: show-level banter, all the side characters (but maybe less of Jordana Brewster as the Worst Psychologist Ever, unless it's for amusing therapy sessions which would be awesome), the awesomeness of the Murtaugh family, those moments when Murtaugh proves he's just as crazy as Riggs, outsider POVs on their relationship

Huzzah!

Sep. 16th, 2013 08:16 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)

Sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays begin Sept 24 at 10 am Eastern

FIC: Awake

Sep. 14th, 2013 07:07 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: Awake
Author: [livejournal.com profile] corilannam
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] phoenixacid
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~50,000
Warnings: Some descriptions of war violence
Summary: King Arthur sleeps in Avalon, waiting to return at the hour of Albion's greatest need. But once a year he awakes and spends a single day with Merlin, who will never, ever leave him.

Author's notes: My first thanks has to go to my amazing artist [livejournal.com profile] phoenixacid, who not only created stunningly beautiful artworks for the story, but was also a constant source of support, patience, and encouragement. I am not exaggerating when I say that this story would not exist without her. I would have quit on it a long time ago except that I couldn't bear the thought of giving her up as my artist! So much thanks and love to you, bb. I'm really glad you picked me!

Thanks also go, as usual, to [livejournal.com profile] chelseafrew, [livejournal.com profile] anna_zee, and [livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow. Without their advice, this story would have been one hell of a hot mess. Thanks as well to all my twitter, LJ, and DC buds for listening to me angst over this damn thing for a really long time. And finally, I must thank our flawless mod, [livejournal.com profile] the_muppet. Posting at the end means I have no unique superlatives left to give her, but we all know how much she means to this fandom. Thank you for your years of incredibly hard work and this last, spectacular fest! ♥



Story link: Read on AO3
Art link: Masterpost of art and other links
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: Kickin' In
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Wordcount: ~1500
Content: sex under the influence of an intoxicant

Summary: Arthur doesn't understand why Merlin keeps coming to Arthur's club after they broke up. And he really doesn't understand why Merlin keeps taking the troll magic club drugs when he knows damn well what they do to him.

Notes: This was written for the Fuck-or-Die Challenge in [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon 2013.

Read on AO3 or

Read on LJ )

FIC: Wet

Aug. 7th, 2013 04:12 pm
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Starting the reposts of my [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon stuff from this year....

Title: Wet
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Merlin/tentacle creature, Merlin/Arthur
Wordcount: 1,569
Content: tentacles, tattooing, dubcon

Summary: Merlin has a tentacled creature tattooed on his body. When he submerges it in water, it comes alive and molests him.

Notes: This was my entry for the week 1 Kink Grab Bag challenge in summerpornathon 2013. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 and [livejournal.com profile] emjayelle for the twitter convo that inspired it!

Read on AO3 or below:

Wet )
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
1) If at some point over the last couple years you've heard me whining about a 20K gang bang that wasn't cooperating, I'm happy to say that it's finally done and posted as part of the amazing [livejournal.com profile] perverse_bang challenge. You can read it here -- Merlin's Night Off.

2) Remember the whole thing with Amazon selling fanfic? I did a guest editorial for Geek Syndicate on the subject. Feel free to come read and opine with me! http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/2013/05/29/amazon-looks-to-monetize-fanfic-with-kindle-worlds/
corilannam: (Default)
WHERE MY NERDS AT??? I saw this movie last night and I need to talk some hardcore Trek here.

Let's talk spoilers for STID )
corilannam: (original)
So my BFF [livejournal.com profile] chelseafrew (who asked to have her name redacted) recently bought CDs by a certain group of musical youngsters known as One Direction. She started listening to them this week until one night she IM'd me to say, "I know now what's at the bottom of the rabbit hole. One Direction is at the bottom of the rabbit hole."

"I know a bunch of people who are already down there," I told her the next day. "Would you like me to ask for fic recs?"

I expected her to pretend to demur at first and say that she'd let me know if it got to that point. Instead, she just said, "Yes, please."

We were on our way to Iron Man 3 at the time, so I was understandably distracted after that. But this afternoon, she was like, "So. I really need those fic recs."

So, if any of you happen to know of good fic, or rec lists, or pimping posts, or cute videos, or whatever else having to do with One Direction, please let me know. Any pairing is fine. Angst, injury, etc. is a bonus, but not required.

Help?
corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
Title: The Long Way (the Little Lionheart Remix)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] corilannam
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Mordred
Word Count: 9,257
Warnings: None
Content: sex magic, bondage, tentacles (non-creature), time travel, reconciliation
Summary: Arthur and Merlin were on the verge of a magically kinky love affair--if only Merlin had known it. One misstep and Merlin must find a way back to what he should have had with Arthur.
Author Notes: This is a remix of [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26's brilliant story I Would Find a Way, created for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] camelotremix. It was an honor to have a chance to play with [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26's fantastic work. These characters, in particular, stuck in my head and my heart. Thank you for the chance to spend some more time with them!

And a million thanks to [livejournal.com profile] venivincere and [livejournal.com profile] sapphirescribe for their flawless and patient mod work. Thanks for making this all possible!

I would love to hear what you liked (or didn't!). Comments welcome either here or on AO3.

The Long Way (the Little Lionheart Remix)
corilannam: (Default)
So here are a few shorter snippets:

* Spartacus! I mainlined the entire series of Spartacus in under two weeks, and fuck the gods, I am completely obsessed. Not just with Agron/Nasir (although, hello, awesome), but the entire show and everyone in it. It's always been on my to-watch list because I love anything set in the ancient world, but I also thought it was pretty much blood spatter and boobie porn. It is both of those things, but also much more. The historical accuracy is relatively impressive, the characters are complex and fascinating, and it raises a lot of fascinating questions about society, survival, and self-determination.

And peeking over the fourth wall, the cast and producers seem utterly delightful. Though I have to say, they all seem just a little too chipper on Twitter about the emotional devastation they're going to be wreaking upon their fans tonight with the finale.

The fandom seems very scattered, but I guess, what fandom isn't these days? I found a few good stories on AO3, but it seems depressingly sparse compared to the Merlin treasure trove I've been wallowing in for the last 5 years. Gratitude for recs you may have.

Also, it means I have to start actually paying attention to the flashback scenes on Arrow, since Manu Bennett is in them and I have developed quite a thing for him.

* Writing! My story for Paper Legends is plodding along very slowly. I have the plot all outlined, but I feel like the emotional storyline hasn't gelled yet. This has slowed me down to a crawl. On the brighter side, I just have to do some editing for Perverse Bang, and then my 20K gangbang will finally see the light of day, for better or worse.

* Torvill and Dean! Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, the legendary British ice dancers, were my fandom back when I was 17. Now they're on Twitter. Yes, they both use the same account. Yes, they tweet the most mundane things imaginable (the weather, workouts, pictures of lunch and coffee). Yes, Chris tweets much more than Jayne does. In short, they are exactly what you would expect them to be and I find it hilariously charming.

* Fake school! The last several months, I've started to pine to go back to school. I found a way to at least dip my toes back in with the recent rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) from coursera.org and edx.org. Fake courses from real universities! Or maybe real courses for fake students? I dunno, but it's fun. I'm taking a bunch of random stuff like calculus, statistics, computer programming, and Greek history. Definitely overextending myself, which is a good lesson to learn before I try it for real.

* And everything else I had thought about posting is now either out of date or too boring to even interest me. How are you all doing?
corilannam: (original)
So here are a few shorter snippets:

* Spartacus! I mainlined the entire series of Spartacus in under two weeks, and fuck the gods, I am completely obsessed. Not just with Agron/Nasir (although, hello, awesome), but the entire show and everyone in it. It's always been on my to-watch list because I love anything set in the ancient world, but I also thought it was pretty much blood spatter and boobie porn. It is both of those things, but also much more. The historical accuracy is relatively impressive, the characters are complex and fascinating, and it raises a lot of fascinating questions about society, survival, and self-determination.

And peeking over the fourth wall, the cast and producers seem utterly delightful. Though I have to say, they all seem just a little too chipper on Twitter about the emotional devastation they're going to be wreaking upon their fans tonight with the finale.

The fandom seems very scattered, but I guess, what fandom isn't these days? I found a few good stories on AO3, but it seems depressingly sparse compared to the Merlin treasure trove I've been wallowing in for the last 5 years. Gratitude for recs you may have.

Also, it means I have to start actually paying attention to the flashback scenes on Arrow, since Manu Bennett is in them and I have developed quite a thing for him.

* Writing! My story for Paper Legends is plodding along very slowly. I have the plot all outlined, but I feel like the emotional storyline hasn't gelled yet. This has slowed me down to a crawl. On the brighter side, I just have to do some editing for Perverse Bang, and then my 20K gangbang will finally see the light of day, for better or worse.

* Torvill and Dean! Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, the legendary British ice dancers, were my fandom back when I was 17. Now they're on Twitter. Yes, they both use the same account. Yes, they tweet the most mundane things imaginable (the weather, workouts, pictures of lunch and coffee). Yes, Chris tweets much more than Jayne does. In short, they are exactly what you would expect them to be and I find it hilariously charming.

* Fake school! The last several months, I've started to pine to go back to school. I found a way to at least dip my toes back in with the recent rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) from coursera.org and edx.org. Fake courses from real universities! Or maybe real courses for fake students? I dunno, but it's fun. I'm taking a bunch of random stuff like calculus, statistics, computer programming, and Greek history. Definitely overextending myself, which is a good lesson to learn before I try it for real.

* And everything else I had thought about posting is now either out of date or too boring to even interest me. How are you all doing?
corilannam: (original)
So apparently someone developed an iphone app and also has the good fortune to be really, really good buddies with Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay of White Collar.

You need to watch this. Even if you don't know who they are (hint: Matt Bomer = hottest guy in Magic Mike). After you watch it, you may have some questions, like, "WTF was that?" or "When did you slip the LSD into my coffee?" or "...?"

I have no answers. Just snuggles.

corilannam: (Princess on balcony)
I need to close some browser tabs, so here are some fun links I've stumbled upon over the last few days. Some are quite appropriate for the date and others... well, it's all about sex in the end, anyway, I guess.


* The British Library publishes Leonardo daVinci's notebooks online

* WTF, Evolution?

* Vinegar Valentines (because the internet didn't invent the anon troll)

* The Namibian armored ground cricket (possibly the only article you'll see today with the phrase "orgiastic cannibalism")

* The World's Oldest Pornography
corilannam: (Default)
I need to close some browser tabs, so here are some fun links I've stumbled upon over the last few days. Some are quite appropriate for the date and others... well, it's all about sex in the end, anyway, I guess.


* The British Library publishes Leonardo daVinci's notebooks online

* WTF, Evolution?

* Vinegar Valentines (because the internet didn't invent the anon troll)

* The Namibian armored ground cricket (possibly the only article you'll see today with the phrase "orgiastic cannibalism")

* The World's Oldest Pornography
corilannam: (Merlin - Bradley's fantasy)
I swear to God, the only thing getting me through this stupid, stupid week is this vid:





ETA: The vidder is here if you want to leave her some love!
corilannam: (Princess on balcony)
Where is my Kindle?
I can't stop reading this fic
Long enough to shower
corilannam: (peep down!)


All right, boys, let's settle this once and for all.


(What, were there other things going on today or something?)
corilannam: (original)
Title: The Pact
Author: Cori Lannam ([livejournal.com profile] corilannam)
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Word Count: 17,700
Content/Warnings: modern royal AU,knotting, soul bonding, religion, magical genderbending, impregnation
Summary: The ancient Albion Pact demands that the Prince of Wales must take someone magic born as his soul-bonded consort by the time he is 30 or face death. Before he was a Detective Inspector Warlock, Merlin Emrys was young and in love and made a promise to Prince Arthur -- and now Arthur is calling it in.

Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] vissy in the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays fest. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] anna_zee for all the usual reasons.

You can read the story on AO3 or below:

The Pact )

Pimping!

Jan. 5th, 2013 08:11 pm
corilannam: (Knight and horse)


Our final Merlin big bang! That makes me both happy and sad. I really didn't think I would sign up again, unless I could pull together a sequel to last year's story. But after the finale, [livejournal.com profile] gilli_ann and [livejournal.com profile] gwylliondream gave me a huge post-5x13 idea that's been eating my brain ever since, so now I can't wait to sign up.


I've been doing almost no reading lately, despite my best efforts, but I have to rec two stories that were gifted to ME!

First, the marvelous modern royal AU (with magic!) written for me for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays. Jerusalem is the intriguing and tender story of Arthur, the irresponsible playboy prince, who finds his ways being changed by his new minder, the powerful magic user with a mysterious past. If you love royal AUs as much as I do, you must read it!

The second story is Hawaii 5-0, and was perhaps less a gift than a reward for pestering [livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow ever since our ill-fated trip to Atlantic City with [livejournal.com profile] chelseafrew and [livejournal.com profile] a_terri_beth. What Happens in Atlantic City... is an adorable and hilarious future fic where Steve and Danny are taking a teenage Grace to see her musical idol in concert--but of course, things never go smoothly for Steve and Danny, do they?

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