brumeier: (NoSo 2016)
The big news of the day is that it's November, which means the annual Miserable Fucks November Social has kicked off at [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri! In conjunction with NaNoWriMo, we're offering writing support and daily check-ins for the month. Even if you're not doing NaNo, November can be a good month to finish things up, or make a good amount of headway on an existing project. Come play with us!!

My big goal for the month is to start (and finish!) my [livejournal.com profile] sga_secretsanta fic. I know what I'm going to do, I just need to develop things a bit more and get going on it. It's pretty different from my usual, so I'm kind of excited and kind of nervous. ::grins::

In fic news, Monster Fest has ended and I'm pleased to say that I got eight fics written for it this year. Woo! Mostly SGA fics, with one for H50 and one for Lucifer (brand new to me) thrown in there. I always wish I could've done more. Maybe if I could keep my wordcounts down. Ah, well.

If you're interested, here's the latest!

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brumeier: (Stefon)
So, since I last posted about the kitty I found in the parking lot, there have been developments. The vet confirmed that the kitten is in fact a girl. But we'd been calling her Barry for a week, and Barry she will stay. Because we don't care about gender labels. And also, I really like the name Barry (named for The Flash). ::grins::

Vet estimates she was only about five weeks old when I found her. She'll be going for all her kitten shots on Halloween. She's notoriously difficult to photograph when she's awake, but I do have this to offer:



In fic news, I was able to finish the Conspiracy Theory challenge at [livejournal.com profile] story_works, though not with the fic I originally intended to write. But I was so glad to be able to participate, and look at the cool banner I got!



Here's the latest in Brumeier fic posting, all of these entries for Monster Fest at [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri:

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brumeier: (SGA Meant To Be)
Monster Fest is wrapping up today over at [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri. It's been a fun month of monsters and mayhem, and personally very productive writing-wise for me. All told I posted ten fics for the Fest, nine of them in my SGA Unexpected Discoveries 'verse. Yay! For your entertainment, here are the final two:

Title: Afreet in the Valley of the Kings
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: McShep
Bonus: Elizabeth Peters homages
Monster Fest Theme: Angels & Demons

Summary: Deep in the Theban hills of Egypt lies the famed Valley of the Kings, home to sixty-three tombs and chambers that once contained the remains of the privileged nobility. The Valley showed a resurgence in tourism after the journals of famed Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson were published several years ago, and now it’s in the news again thanks to run-ins with what locals are calling an afreet, or demon. The MU team is heading to this land of mummies, pyramids and ancient gods to see if we can track down the source of these afreet stories…without becoming entombed ourselves.

*o*

Title: Pacific Northwest Alien Encounters
Fandom: SGA, The Sentinel
Pairing: McShep, Jim/Blair
Warning: Hate crimes
Monster Fest Theme: Human Monsters

Summary: The Pacific Northwest is known for active volcanoes, lush forests, and higher than average rainfall. What you might not know is that this region also has a high volume of UFO sightings. In one month alone, the National UFO Reporting Center logged in thirty-six reports of strange lights in the sky over Washington. The MU team is heading to Cascade, site of a recent spate of sightings, to see if we can have an alien encounter of our own. Beam us up, Scotty!
brumeier: (Monster Fest)
I'm a little late posting these, but I've been trying desperately to get fics finished. Only two for this week because my mom visited and that ate up all my writing time. I didn't mind though. ::grins:: So here's what I have for the third week of Monster Fest at [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri:

Title: Indiana's Legendary Thunderbird
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: McShep
Monster Fest Theme: Evolutionary Throwbacks

Summary: Congratulations to Ellery Miles and Melanie Germann, winners of the first ever Choose Our Adventure contest. Based on their suggestions for the MU team we’re here in southern Indiana to investigate accounts of a prehistoric bird, most commonly described as either a pteranodon or an Andean condor. Can such a creature have survived, and thrived, here in secret? Are reports of encounters with the thunderbird real? Or are people just getting…carried away?

*o*

Title: Chupacabra Hunting in Texas
Fandom: SGA
Monster Fest Theme: Folklore

Summary: Reports of attacks by an unknown creature sprang up in the early 1990s, in Puerto Rico, South America, and the Southwestern United States. It was dubbed the chupacabra – ‘goat sucker’ – because it drained the blood from its victims: goats, cattle, chickens. Some say this is the work of coyotes suffering from debilitating cases of mange, but there are still reports coming in that contradict the sick coyote theory. The MU team is in Texas to see if we can separate truth from folklore, without losing any red blood cells in the process.
brumeier: (Stefon)
Managed another bunch of stories for week two of Monster Fest at [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri, including an H50 fic that had been living in my WIP folder for many, many moons. ::grins::

Not sure I'll be able to maintain three fics a week through the end of the month. My mom was here visiting and that threw off my writing schedule. But I'll try!

All but the Hawaii Five-0 fic are additions to the Unexpected Discoveries 'verse.

Title: Shambles
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Pairing: McDanno
Monster Fest Theme: The Undead

Summary: Sometimes the smallest thing can have the most devastating effects. The microscopic SM-9 virus was supposed to help people. Cancer researchers had been excited by the discovery, certain this was finally the cure they were looking for. SM-9 did show some promise attacking malignant tumors, but the side effects, though few, were seemingly insurmountable. It ate away the part of the brain that dealt with higher function, leaving behind mindless drones that knew only rage and hunger.

The military conscripted the top scientific minds to find a cure, or at the very least an immunization for the people that were left uninfected. In the meantime, humanity did its best to survive. Steve tried to hold things together for Grace. And Danny just tried to get back home again.


*o*

Title: Massachusetts Sea Serpent
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: McShep
Monster Fest Theme: Lovecraftian (aka tentacles)

Summary: In 1817, eyewitness account surfaced of a hundred-foot-long serpent-like creature off the coast of Gloucester, in the Atlantic ocean. For an entire month, people from all walks of life reported sightings that universally agreed that the creature was a sea serpent. Given that this was a large fishing community, these reports have a certain credibility that others do not.

Sightings of the sea serpent continued on into the 1960s. As recently as last year, passengers on a cruise ship reported seeing a serpentine form off the bow of the ship, and several of them captured some compelling video footage. The MU team is here to see if we can find any trace of this wily ocean dweller.

*o*

Title: Hawaii's Night Marchers
Fandoms: Stargate Atlantis/Hawaii Five-0
Pairings: McShep/McDanno
Monster Fest Theme: Ghost, Ghouls and Wraith

Summary: The Hawaiian Islands are steeped in tradition and folklore that goes back fifteen hundred years. And with all that history, it’s no wonder that paranormal encounters here are fairly common. The MU team will be investigating one particular story – the Night Marchers. Belief in these ancestral specters is still so strong in some native families that they’re afraid to even speak of them, because invoking the name might bring the Night Marchers right to a family’s doorstep. Is this merely superstitious belief? Or do these ghostly processions continue to haunt the people of Hawaii? That’s what we’ll try to find out!
brumeier: (SGA Meant To Be)
The first week of Monster Fest has wrapped up over at [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri and as per my plan, I wrote a fic for each themed day. Woo! Hoping to keep it going for the whole month, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

All my fics for this month, with one exception, will be in the SGA Unexpected Discoveries 'verse, where John and Rodney work on a reality TV show. Here are this week's fics:

Title: Silver Springs Murder Monkeys
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: pre-John coming to work on the show
Monster Fest Theme: Experiments

Summary: We’re here in Silver Springs, Florida to investigate a colony of rhesus macaque monkeys. Since the late 30s, these wild monkeys have flourished along the Silver River, though their origin is unknown even now. Are they escapees from a Tarzan movie set? Or were they released by a local man to enhance his boat tours? There are those that claim some of these monkeys were released from a lab. Reports of attacks by these genetically altered, highly aggressive monkeys have been increasing in frequency since the early 90s. The Mysterious Unknown team will investigate to see if there is any truth to these stories.

*o*

Title: Malta Mermaid
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: McShep
Monster Fest Theme: Sirens & Mermaids

Summary: The MU team is on the beautiful island of Malta, in the Mediterranean, to visit our old friends John and Rodney. They discovered the fabled Lost City of Atlantis not far from here, but that’s not the only amazing thing to be found in these waters. Members of the expedition have reported sightings of a creature that is partially human, and partially aquatic. Is there a mermaid living in the warm waters off the coast of Malta? That’s what we’re here to investigate.

*o*

Title: An American Werewolf in Pennsylvania
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: McShep pre-slash
Monster Fest Theme: Shape Shifters

Summary: In this special episode the MU team, in conjunction with Rock Rivers from the popular web series Fear Facers, is in rural Pennsylvania to investigate the tale of a werewolf that dates back to the 1800s. The Paul family were farmers, and their young daughter May would watch over their sheep. She also reportedly caught the eye of an older gentleman, a hermit that everyone in the area was fearful of. As the story goes, wolves would attack the flocks of neighboring farms, but never May’s sheep. A bounty was put out on the wolves, and when a neighbor of the Paul’s saw one lurking around he shot and wounded it, though was unable to track it until the following morning. The trail of blood led him to the body of the hermit, dead from a gunshot wound. He was buried where he died, and that location became known as the Wolfman’s Grave.

Werewolf lore is still abundant here in the countryside, with reports of sightings and attacks as recent as three months ago. Will we find any truth to the tales, or are we all just howling at the moon?

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