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Nov. 7th, 2013

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SPEAK, The Good Wife (1/1)

TITLE: SPEAK, The Good Wife (1/1)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: Potential for violence, but nothing too rough.
SUMMARY: Kalinda/Alicia, or rather Kalinda and Alicia. Post rift, post "Can you do that?". Written when I still had hopes for better things to come with these two *sigh*
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun.

A/N: I'm doing some computer cleaning and came across this. This short, little thing was originally for one of sweetjamielee's Summer Good Wife Challenges. I actually thought I had already posted it to my lj, but apparently not. This is just some personal house cleaning, really. My lj has a good deal of tumbleweed blowing through it these days. My fandom interests are frustrated and dried up (especially my dear Good Wife, since they deep-sixed any real interaction between these ladies, I've given up). So I post this simply to keep my writing in one place, archived. Don't have time for anything else, and don't have the heart to get involved any deeper anyway...

But to anyone who may see this, hope all is well with my past readers, where ever you are, whatever you're into now.

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“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.” - TS Eliot



Yes, they were talking again.Collapse )

Jul. 1st, 2012

Hg/Myka Vendetta

THE TUNE WITHOUT THE WORDS, Warehouse 13 (1/1)

TITLE: THE TUNE WITHOUT THE WORDS, Warehouse 13 (1/1)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: Um, dunno. It’s pretty tame. Warning for (supervised) underage drinking? That’s the most scandalous thing going on here. It’s fluff!
SUMMARY: Myka/HG, always and forever. Myka’s POV. Set in S2, between “Where and When” and “Buried”, when all was still right in our fangirl world.
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun. And killing time 'till the season premiere.
A/N: I set out to make a Very Special Holiday Fluff Story. Some little bits of angst still snuck in, if you squint. I can’t help it.
Title is from an Emily Dickinson poem. And I cheated by about 5 years on HG’s Victorian timeline, but since the show itself can’t decide on it, I ain’t bovvered.

Pete declared that they were going to have a big (“giganticus humongutis”) bonfireCollapse )

Mar. 18th, 2012

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PAYBACK IS HELL - Xena: Warrior Princess (1/1)

TITLE: PAYBACK IS HELL - Xena: Warrior Princess (1/1)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: PG, but don't let that put you off.
SUMMARY: Xena/Lao Ma, Xena's POV
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun.
A/N: I was Spring cleaning some old computer files and found this. I was happy enough with it to decide to go ahead and post it. It's just a drabble really, a "missing scene" from The Debt, after Lao Ma rescues Xena from those hounds and Ming Tzu ("Come with me if you wish your freedom").

Cleansed, safe and armoredCollapse )

Feb. 26th, 2012

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Winner LotSeekerFic Award 2012

Well. I just stumbled over the notice of the latest winners of the Lotseekerfic Awards, and it seems I won First Place in the "Best Canon" category for Cara/Kahlan stories for "Happy Endings"!

I consider getting my stories as true to canon one of my main and most fun goals (and still have my way with them. So to speak), so I'm really, really proud of this one.

Thanks so much everyone and anyone who voted for me. I feel a little guilty as my fannish head has been swayed elsewhere lately, but I'm really grateful for the back pats with one of my enduring favorite fandoms.

Dec. 14th, 2011

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Unraveling - Warehouse 13 (1/1)

TITLE: Unraveling - Warehouse 13 (1/1)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: PG, but don't let that put you off.
SUMMARY: Myka/HG. Immediately post Emily Lake/Stand.
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun.
A/N: It's a rite of passage in this fandom to try your hand at a finale fix-it fic, right? Tardy effort, but here it goes. I've not read them all, so don't know if this is offering anything necessarily new, but it needs exorcising from my brain, so here it is...


...how pretty it all wasCollapse )

Nov. 10th, 2011

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Except The Heart That Lit Me - Warehouse 13 (1/1)

TITLE: Except The Heart That Lit Me - Warehouse 13 (1/1)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: PG-13, a few references to some pretty nasty violence.
SUMMARY: presumed HG/Myka. Set between “Trials” and “3..2..1”.
Myka is back at the Warehouse, but is having trouble adjusting.
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun.
A/N: Title is from “Dark Night of the Soul” by St. John of the Cross.

Also, I’ve been assimilated by the tumblr collective. If you want to check out my general obsessions and get the very occasional fic notices, find me HERE.

Myka reached beside herCollapse )

Aug. 4th, 2011

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VOTE for Cagney and Lacey - on DVD!

Some of you might remember "Cagney and Lacey", most of you probably don't.

But all our current favorites have a definite debt to pay to them: Catherine Willows and Sara Sidle, Olivia Benson, Kalinda Sharma, Brenda Leigh Johnson, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, and so on and on, were all preceded by Detectives Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey.

Cagney and Lacey were real, flawed, recognizable people. And as much as I enjoyed (the original) Charlie's Angels and the like at the time, these two were the first TV women that were really convincing at welding those guns and taking down the perps.

It wasn't a comic book, it wasn't a fantasy, it was a drama - timely, often gritty and it depicted a fascinating friendship between the two women with depth and humor (that was deliciously slash-able, I admit). Every week they effortlessly passed "The Bechdel Test" (#1 It has to have at least two women in it, #2 Who talk to each other, #3 About something other than a man).

Simply put, they changed the game. And they got alot of damn Emmys to show for it.

There has been some inexplicable dragging of the heels to put out the remaining seasons on DVD (only the first one with Sharon Gless has been released). The producer of C & L (Barney Rosenzweig) has put out the word that there is finally some hope of the rest of Cagney and Lacey being offered on DVD - but apparently MGM still needs proof that there is enough interest (but ya know, Mr. Ed - the talking horse - has his DVDs out). Mr. Rosenzweig is asking that people get their votes in by the end of this week!

So, please all lovers of kick ass, intelligent and slash-able women! Please go to this OFFICIAL SITE and VOTE for the remaining CAGNEY AND LACEY DVDs to be released!

Whether out of true interest, solidarity or a little appreciation for their pioneering ways, PLEASE VOTE NOW. Thanks!

May. 9th, 2011

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Happy Endings (Legend of the Seeker - Kahlan/Cara)

TITLE: Happy Endings (2/2)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: PG, pre-slash - but lots of it. Approximately 12,600 words.
SUMMARY: Happy Endings - Some work out, some don't. Kahlan/Cara, talk of Richard/Kahlan. Immediately Post-Tears.
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun.
A/N: I employ some time jumps in the narrative - some small and some large. I also try and make some sense of the muddled show!canon here. If I've made it even worse, please forgive me. I also use an image of Cara in the last scene that I first read in someone else's fic - but I can't remember whose! Sorry I can't properly credit, but thanks for that idea that never left me!

Cara watched, lips pursedCollapse )
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Happy Endings (Legend of the Seeker - Kahlan/Cara) 1/2

TITLE: Happy Endings (1/2)
AUTHOR: rhyfeddu
RATING: PG, pre-slash - but lots of it. Approximately 12,600 words.
SUMMARY: Happy Endings - Some work out, some don't. Kahlan/Cara, talk of Richard/Kahlan. Immediately Post-Tears.
DISCLAIMER: As always, everything here belongs to other (much more wealthy) people. I'm just having fun.
A/N: I employ some time jumps in the narrative - some small and some large. I also try and make some sense of the muddled show!canon here. If I've made it even worse, please forgive. I also use an image of Cara in the last scene that I first read in someone else's fic - but I can't remember whose! Sorry I can't properly credit, but thanks for that idea that never left me!


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What’s wrong? Kahlan askedCollapse )

PART TWO

Apr. 20th, 2011

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"Don't Forget Me."

ELISABETH SLADEN 1948 - 2011



What was it about Lis Sladen?

Her portrayal of "Sarah Jane Smith" was so utterly charming, witty, endearing and adorable and (that much maligned quality) spunky. It was obvious the actress was enjoying herself tremendously, not taking herself too seriously and loving the absurdity of it all. Yet she took the storytelling seriously. And she managed to ground this most unreal of shows in all too human realness. Real feelings, real loyalties, real humor. She made us all believe in what we were seeing and let us play and pretend, because she made us believe Sarah Jane was experiencing it and believing it. Even when the budget sometimes meant the sets rocked when you closed the door or the alien of the day looked cobbled together from last week's. We cared about what happened to Sarah Jane. She was our hero.

Elisabeth had talent.

And Lis never condescended about being on this "mere children's show". She committed whole heartedly to this made up universe with a magical Police Box and an epic friendship with an eternal Lord of Time. She was gracious and grateful that she somehow stumbled into this iconic role in a BBC institution. She was unfailingly kind and generous with fans over the years. I've never heard a bad thing said about this lady. And if she was ever frustrated that her career was limited by being so connected and identified with Doctor Who, she never let it show. She didn't gripe. She didn't roll her eyes at it. She happily fostered that connection with the show and with her fans, with grace and optimism, for 38 years. She seemed genuinely fond of this character she'd created. And rightly proud.

Elisabeth was a class act.

She also has set the standard for "companions" on Doctor Who. She's the yard stick that everyone else will always be measured by. She was just that perfect. Sarah Jane was the perfect best friend who always, always had your back and was more than ready to share the next adventure with you.

In interviews again and again, Lis stressed how Doctor Who was ultimately a story, or rather many stories, about friendships, about being brave, about being more than you thought you could ever be. About relationships. About curiosity. And striving to do the right thing. The Aliens were just a fun way to tell these stories.

That's a fine public legacy to have.

This stranger who has long admired Elisabeth has lost a little bit of her youth, her history with Elisabeth's passing. I can't imagine what her family and friends have lost. My utmost and sincere sympathies to her husband Brian, her daughter Sadie and the rest of Elisabeth's loved ones.

She will never be forgotten. And the stories she helped create will always be retold.

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