Hi there! I'm Minutia. I write fanfiction, draw the occasional fanart, and burble on about fannish things. I also do other things, but not with this identity.

 

amvi1323:

When she was near Abdullah, he saw that her face was not quite a perfect oval as the face of his dream princess should have been, nor were her huge dark eyes at all misty. In fact, they examined his face keenly, with evident interest. Abdullah hastily adjusted his dream, for she was certainly very beautiful.

"Abdullah hastily adjusted his dream, for she was certainly very beautiful."

He adjusted his dream princess to match the real one. Like, “Whoops, I got it wrong. She’s even better in person!” But of course he doesn’t realize he’s not dreaming yet. Oh, Abdullah. Your life is about to get super complicated.

e-m-e-t-t:

Well three of you asked for Chrestomanci art (haha)

So here’s the first batch? Just some adult Christopher putting on gloves and making fun of someone. Also young Christopher at no particular moment in the story? Just after he’s died in a dream or something. 

katie-scott:

Illustrations done in collaboration with Amsterdam Worldwide for Scalpel, a Pernod Ricard publication.

katie-scott:

Illustrations done in collaboration with Amsterdam Worldwide for Scalpel, a Pernod Ricard publication.

bloomingbanana:


Adora Belle Dearheart - a tall young woman in a tight gray dress, with coal-black hair plastered down and forced into a tight bun at the back… There was a slight redness to her eyes that suggested she had been crying.

Didn’t turn out quit how I’d planned, but it was so nice to paint something again…

bloomingbanana:

Adora Belle Dearheart a tall young woman in a tight gray dress, with coal-black hair plastered down and forced into a tight bun at the back… There was a slight redness to her eyes that suggested she had been crying.

Didn’t turn out quit how I’d planned, but it was so nice to paint something again…

Fanfic recommendations please

letyourlifesing:

Hi folks, I’m looking for some new fanfic recommendations. I like long form fics, preferably Harry Potter or DWJ but other than that I’m not fussy. Any suggestions?

I’m not sure what you mean by long form, so I’m going to go with over 10K? 

DWJ, Chrestomanci:

A Snowflake and a Holly Crown by Rosie_Rues

(Cat/Marianne, a sort of Snow Queen retelling)

Fools Rush In by Rosie_Rues

(Magical adventures with Cat, Tonino and Angelica, a bit of Tonino/Angelica.  Written before The Pinhoe Egg came out, I believe.)

The Lion of Caprona by Rosencrantz

(Julia/Janet, plus magical adventures.  Written for me a couple of yuletides back.)

A Boy Less Ordinary by Eildon Rhymer

(Magical adventures with teenage Christopher and original characters.  Written the same year as Conrad’s Fate came out, and I’m not sure whether author had read it yet or not, because some details I would have expected form Conrad’s Fate are not there, but he reads very much like the same teenage Christopher.)

Endless Knot by Minutia_R

(Christopher/Conrad, and also a romance between characters who are very minor characters in canon.  Also magical adventures with teenage enchanters.  Mine.)

The Young Chants by ryfkah

(Okay, this one’s just under 10K, but I’m including it anyway ‘cause it’s really good.  Slices of Christopher’s family life over the years.)

DWJ, Magids:

although you know the snow will follow by greenlily

(Roddy character study, with some Roddy/Nick, worldbuilding, and magical adventures.)

And here’s a Harry Potter one too:

Father to the Man by Delphi

(Snape/Filch, where Snape and Filch have to raise a time-displaced younger version of Snape.  Okay, but it’s really good!  And also rated T, unlike most of Delphi’s stuff.)

(Safe for work blog, okay.)

motetus:

Luned and Gelert from The Shining Company, for riventhorn’s Sutcliff Comment Fest.

motetus:

Luned and Gelert from The Shining Company, for riventhorn’s Sutcliff Comment Fest.

windandwater:

gentlemanbones:

emberkeelty:

andthatsterrible:

Everybody knows about the “Forty” entry. Nobody seems to have considered that the other numbers would be just as ridiculous.

Seriously WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE

That is TOO MANY BEES WHEN YOU ARE TINY.

scans_daily used to have a massive collection of the Superdictionary entries on LJ, and it looks like they built it back up a bit on Dreamwidth. For a good time, go through that tag and laugh yourself sick. I mean…


like how can you not love this book

windandwater:

gentlemanbones:

emberkeelty:

andthatsterrible:

Everybody knows about the “Forty” entry. Nobody seems to have considered that the other numbers would be just as ridiculous.

Seriously WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE

That is TOO MANY BEES WHEN YOU ARE TINY.

scans_daily used to have a massive collection of the Superdictionary entries on LJ, and it looks like they built it back up a bit on Dreamwidth. For a good time, go through that tag and laugh yourself sick. I mean…

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imagelike how can you not love this book

worshipandadore:

hey kids, remember to start your new year off with the Überwald League of Temperance!

worshipandadore:

hey kids, remember to start your new year off with the Überwald League of Temperance!

allicynsart:

"You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want."
Howl Jenkins 
Sophie

allicynsart:

"You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want."

Howl Jenkins 

Sophie

allicynsart:

"Interesting things did seem to happen, but always to someone else." 
Sophie Hatter.
Howl

allicynsart:

"Interesting things did seem to happen, but always to someone else." 

Sophie Hatter.

Howl

"All stars are kindred with Sun."

rakkyo-notes:

I’ve been trying for days to figure out how to talk about Downbelow Station; what to say, and about what, and how best to structure it all. But Downbelow Station is a story about life versus death and love versus hate in the formation of societies, and that’s expressed in a multitude of ways, through a series of storylines, a multitude of characters, and a metric ton of symbolism, arranged into the tapestry of a space war plot, and to say everything I could say about it in proper detail, I would have to do more writing than I got the time and energy for. So I’m just going to lay down everything I noticed about this book as straightforwardly as I can. (Warning: I’m not good at brevity.)

Spoilers and randomness ahead.

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Okay, but you really have to read Cyteen now.  Not only is it probably Cherryh’s best work, and not only—well, I don’t know whether you are into the fic side of fandom, but most of the Cherryh fic is for Cyteen and it’s not much even so but unlike most fandoms nearly all of it is good.

So not only all of that and I’m not saying that your interpretation of Union and its symbolic weight are wrong for Downbelow Station, but Cyteen will really give you a more nuanced view of Union.  Not necessarily better, but more nuanced.

smaupin:

Dammit, Ollie, you’d better not be late because you are primping that beard.