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Changing the rules (1105 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Friends With Benefits
Series: Part 15 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs)
Summary:

Erik gets no sleep that night, raging silently at Charles. Why did he have to go and change the rules?

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The Eden Project is a conservation project as well as educational. .

Eden Project

The Eden Project's Biomes.
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On Monday, because we don't know how to slow down ;) - we went out to Paignton Zoo - and zoo trips ALWAYS mean a ton of pictures to get through afterwards *g*

Under the cut are some of the pictures and at the bottom of the post is the link to the full album on flickr.com - I have to admit, that I managed to cook it all down to 136 pictures in the album, where I came back from the trip with a good 600-700 pictures. It's what always happens - I get carried away ;)

We drove from just outside Tavistock, across Dartmoor to Paignton - along the way hoping to see Dartmoor ponies (wild ponies) and we got more than we'd bargained for - ended up behind a car with one of the ponies trotting along the road, not really able to get off it, but not really giving a toss about there being several cars behind it.

Dartmoor

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Click here for full album om Flickr.com
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Heading south after stopping for the night in Crewe, we decided to deviate from our course towards Cornwall and Devon. The detour? Stonehenge - because we both have it on the list of places we'd like to actually see for real.

So, Saturday morning we set out and we hit it in the middle of heat of the day - early afternoon. Waiting in line was a killer - sweat dripping and nothing to block off the sun. Well worth it though ;) - We took turns to leave the queue for the tickets to stand in the shade and breeze at the building. Included in the ticket is thankfully a short bus trip up to Stonehenge itself. And oddly enough, because they don't allow people too close, due to the layout, I managed to get pictures without people in it.

Stonehenge July 7th 2017
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No Smoke without a Fire (1409 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Alternate Universe - Spies & Secret Agents, Humor
Series: Part 14 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs), Part 3 of MI6 - Mutant Division aka the Mad House
Summary:

Erik is getting an extra bit of training in, mostly because Charles claims he needs to stop relying on his gift to always get him out of trouble.


So it's all above board, unless you ask anyone else in the facility. They might have a different view on things.

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This is me running around headless trying to pack everything needed for my summer vacation (leaving for my pitstop in Copenhagen tomorrow) - I feel like I've got a ton of stuff to do, but not sure what XD

For King and Country (1134 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fantasy, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Fluff, Master/Servant
Series: Part 13 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs), Part 2 of Healing Hands
Summary:

It's been three years and having Erik as his friend, confidante, lover and health carer, is not enough for Charles.

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Anger Management According to Erik Lehnsherr (1918 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Spies & Secret Agents, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers
Series: Part 12 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs), Part 2 of MI6 - Mutant Division aka the Mad House
Summary:

Erik has an unfortunate reaction to Charles returning to the team as its handler. It's really rather a Pavlovian response and it's only a matter of time before it comes to blows. Charles might be a patient man, but Erik excels at finding people's last nerve and dancing a jig on it.

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A sense of belonging (2438 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Sentinel/Guide Bonding, Sentinel/Guide, Alternate Universe - Sentinels & Guides, Alternate Universe - Modern: Still Have Powers, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers
Series: Part 11 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs), Part 2 of Senseless
Summary:

Erik likes his new home, but he knows he can't stay. He is so fucking damaged that even Charles Xavier, with all the patience in the world, doesn't want him around.

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The Sleeping Beauty in the Ivory Tower (- or Erik Lehnsherr is a hopeless romantic) (1283 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Space, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers
Series: Part 10 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs)
Summary:

There is a tale, out among the stars, of a sleeping beauty in an ivory tower.

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I've got to post a fic on Monday (my twice monthly posting) and I've got nothing written so far. Instead I'm in the train on my way to Copenhagen to enjoy the evening with [personal profile] lysanatt and stay the night until I'm heading to Scotland tomorrow. Then Friday, three crazy people leave Scotland to meet up with two equally nuts Welsh. And we get to be a bad influence on each other until Tuesday!

Thankfully we're all from one or more corners of various fandoms, past present and future (don't ask) so I'll get time to work on something for you people, they will encourage me to. The idea started out as royal fantasy, but has now decided to become a space opera.
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I got to re-reading some very old Sentinel fanfic - as in back when it was a very active fandom. My history with the fandom was very short, mostly because I came into it via Stargate SG1. SG1 fandom had annoyed me at this point and I thought the Sentinel fandom would bring enough change. Nope, not really - too many of the same faces XD

Well, re-reading a decade and a half to two decades later, there's always a risk. A risk of the story you recall as being quite good turns out to be less so.

It's partly that the stories that I re-read weren't exactly brilliant, but another reason is the fact that Sentinel wrote a huge chapter of the book on cliches and tropes. I think some of the things that hit me were:


  • Everyone's straight except for when it comes to THAT one guy (both Jim and Blair are portrayed as 130% straight and struggle to come to terms with being GAY for that one dude - seriously - it's like bisexuality didn't exist in the 90s...)

  • The amount of purple prose is downright hilarious! (A ton of it is possibly down to it being from a time when ff.net was used a lot... it's definitely a different way of writing fic XD)

  • Non-con/dub-con - seriously - it's not like I haven't read and written my share of biological fuck or die stories (especially in Star Trek with pon-farr or for that matter, SG1 - aliens made them do it/sex pollen etc) but seriously - having Jim go caveman (another sentinel trope) on Blair's ass (literally), screwing him and afterwards lamenting that he has hurt his partner to only have Blair accept it because it's a guide/sentinel thing... I've never been a huge fan om non-con, or for that matter dub-con and reading 5 out of 6 stories where this is actually the outcome... yeah, not my pot of tea

  • LUBE, PEOPLE, LUBE. If it's the first time having anal sex, spit isn't going to be enough, and if you choose to go with it anyway, there'll be either tearing or at least VERY much discomfort afterwards.



I know it was a different era for fanfic, but still - I almost regret re-reading the fics, they were better in the shadows of my memories. It's not a complaint about one specific author, because I realized it was a trend in the type of fic that was written during this time and also probably something that the writers liked exploring.
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whenever I intend to start using DW again, I hit pollen season and do nothing but go to work, come home and crash on the couch, move to the bedroom, sleep like there's no tomorrow - rinse and repeat XD

I personally can't wait for mid May (not just because I'll be heading to Kendal for an extended weekend with lovely people (three of the four I only see once every year in spring for this getaway)) but it also normally means the end of pollen season for me (those of you who have trouble with grass and other shit, you have my utmost empathy.

Now, back to plotting the x-men trek fusion *eg* and figuring out what on earth I'm writing for the xmen writing project that I set myself - I'm posting for that on April 15th, better get some ideas going!
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The Road to Redemption (2904 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers
Series: Part 7 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs)
Summary:

Erik doesn't pick up hitchhikers - so why the hell he does it at 5AM is beyond him. (Though not really, if a mutant is in trouble, Erik has a hard time turning a blind eye).

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Dear [personal profile] lysanatt,


You know how to make the BEST care package XD - for the spring troubled people especially (and the Pichu's ears are very relaxing to rub).


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Battlefield New York II - (US)T in the park (1663 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Charles Xavier, Raven | Mystique, Azazel (X-Men)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern: Still Have Powers, Humor, Crack
Series: Part 6 of 2017 Bimonthly Shorts (x-men AUs), Part 2 of Battlefield New York
Summary:

Everyone in New York knows that once a month, Professor X and Magneto face each other across the battlefield in Central Park.


(This is a follow up to Battlefield New York - woes of a mayor)

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This is how I feel currently about spring and about trees:


I feel like shredding my face and my eyes several times through the day. If anyone else says to me: "Isn't it lovely, it's getting warmer and the trees are going green." I. Will. Kill. Them. With. Fire!

This has been brought to you from those of us who are allergic to the fuckers. Don't ask us how lovely spring is. Just hand over the tissue when we start sneezing. At least I'm not allergic to grass. Those who are allergic to both tree pollen and grass pollen? You have my deepest empathy.
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Not sure how much more than a week but yeah. Been good, been fun (work is sucking my brain out and pollen season's started :( ). So good times!

Been finishing the posting of the old star trek fic, so that one's out of my digital drawer. Have been loosely plotting the X-men trek-fusion - which should be fun!

Still keeping up with the twice-a-month posting of short stories (still all x-men, not going to change that).

Heading off to the Lake District in May for a weekend get-away with some lovely people I don't see nearly often enough *g*

On the list for the year I have an entry of 'learn something new' - not sure what that will be - Ruby maybe? Android app development?, knitting/crocheting? The sky's the limit ;)

Just spent the evening watching Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and enjoyed it lots. I know the book but wasn't sure how the movie was going to be.

Tomorrow: off to see Logan. I have been warned to bring kleenex O.o
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Done!

Dark side of the universe (26126 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 10/10
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Spock
Characters: Spock (Star Trek), James T. Kirk, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock Prime, Sarek (Star Trek)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Conspiracy
Summary:

Fifteen months into their first mission an unscheduled return to Earth for repairs prompt trouble for the Enterprise's captain. Trouble that Spock has to figure out what is as he and McCoy set out to find a missing Captain Kirk.

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Dark side of the universe (10194 words) by ximeria
Chapters: 4/?
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Spock
Characters: Spock (Star Trek), James T. Kirk, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock Prime, Sarek (Star Trek)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Conspiracy
Summary:

Fifteen months into their first mission an unscheduled return to Earth for repairs prompt trouble for the Enterprise's captain. Trouble that Spock has to figure out what is as he and McCoy set out to find a missing Captain Kirk.



This is a story that goes as far back as early 2013 where I felt I couldn’t finish it. Or rather, edit it and get it posted. So here it is, it’s a way of getting it off my GDoc drive so I can get started on my xmen Trek AU *g*
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I hope you are all doing well.

What are you all working on? If anything?

I'm quietly enjoying posting the twice-a-month X-men stuff - still having far too much fun with AUs *g* - I have a GDoc with ideas - and it keeps growing O.o - though one has been pulled back out of it. Not because I don't like the idea after all, but because I realized that it might actually have more than just that one scene, short-story idea that the whole project is based on.

Even with the 2014 writing project where I wrote and posted one fic-a-week, I realized I didn't do any sci-fi - as in, space sci-fi - which is sort of strange, because it's one of my all time favourite genres.

Well, some time this year that will probably change, because I've been bitten by a Star Trek fusion bunny for x-men - not that it hasn't been done before, but I haven't done it before and the more I went over the idea in my head, the more plotlines turned up.

So, aye, gonna write a trekfusion this year XD

The big-ass Warehouse 13 fusion is still in beta.

I might also dig an old actual Star Trek fic out of the drawer - it has needed editing so hard that I've kept just stuffing it back in, but I sort of miss the idiots (Kirk, Spock and Bones). So I might just go back and have another go at it at some point.

Apart from work, of course, which is bonkers as always (I do love my job, but currently we know we're moving the store physically farther into the gut of the Uni (good thing, don't get me wrong, but MOVING XD ) - and of course because it's the university, getting a schedule is like pulling teeth (actually, pulling teeth is probably easier).

I have so many projects currently it's not even funny - arts and craft, writing, gutting the kitchen cabinets and re-ordering them (that's on for tomorrow) - and I've been playing pokemon go since it was released last year - and having a blast for the past 24H as new pokemons were released *g*

I hit the corner of the big 40 this year (still feel mentally like a twenty-five-year old with the sens of humour of a twelve year old - five years on the weirder days *g*).

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