mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
In the interest of quick references and organization, here's a master-list of my Star Trek fanfics and fanart for anyone who might feel inclined to sift through my stuff and see what they find. It's alphabetical, by category.

Please heed the warnings. Play at your own risk. No substitutions, extensions, or refunds. For novelty use only. No money has been made by the author. Not approved for use as a flotation device. Contents have not been evaluated by the FDA. May be habit-forming. Check with your pharmacist for possible drug interactions. Do not use while operating heavy machinery. May cause allergic reactions in people with homophobia. No trees were harmed in the making of this fanfiction; however, a large number of electrons were horribly inconvenienced.


Fic and art behind the cut! )
mijan: (Kirk: o hai!)
So, that fic I wrote the other day? The "And Other Duties As Assigned" story? I think I want to turn it into a series of short stories. I'm writing the second one now. I think it'll help me get my writing juices flowing again.

However... I'm open to brainstorming ideas. In fact, I'd really welcome brainstorming ideas right now.

Basically, I'm looking for situations for Jim that are technically "in the line of duty," but are so wacky, uncomfortable, twisted, trying, unnerving, difficult, awkward, or unexpected that it makes for a fun short story. If you've got an idea, post a comment! I might use it as presented, or modify it slightly, or take inspiration from it and run in a different direction. All suggestions welcome. The crazier the better. I'm generally aiming for non--ship stories, FYI, but bromance is completely acceptable.

(Note: In my universe, I really don't think Jim would have a problem wearing atypical or effeminate clothing for the amusement of some alien dignitary. I think it would take something far more edgy than that to make him uncomfortable. But heck... I could write it anyway for shits and giggles.)

Seriously, let's play "use the fanfic author." You want to see me write Jim into a seriously awkward situation? Here's your chance.

All suggestions are appreciated. :D
mijan: (Kirk: Gotta be fucking kidding me)
Title: "And Other Duties As Assigned"
Rating: PG
Characters: Kirk, McCoy, OC
Words: 340
Summary: Kirk is on his way back from a solo mission via shuttlecraft to retrieve an Ambassador, and discovers the meaning of the "... and other duties as assigned" clause in his contract.
Notes: I'm not actually responsible for this. I wrote it on a dare. A very evil dare. But it might make you giggle, so I'm posting it.



“Dammit, Bones, I'm a Captain, not a doctor!”

The chuckle on the other end of the subspace channel was telling. And infuriating. “Well, Captain, today you can be both.

“This shouldn't be happening! But we think the gravity fluctuations we hit might have triggered it.” Jim shook his head to himself. Three hours out from rendezvous with the Enterprise. Transporting the Caitian Ambassador. Who was now in labor.

“I can't do this! If she was human, I might have a clue, but this is... I don't even...”

Oh, it's pretty simple, Jim. You let her hold your hand -

“She's got claws, Bones!”

- through the contractions, catch the kittens, and clean them up.

“How am I supposed to – wait, did you say kittens? As in... more than one?”

The Caitian Ambassador glared up at him. “I am carrying four kits, Kirk, which is normal for my race. And without my mate here, I shall need you to act in his place.”

Jim felt his eyes widen. “I... what do I need to do?”

“The kits must be cleansed the proper way to ensure health and vitality. The mate must assist.” She looked at him skeptically. “I do not think your species' tongue is properly developed for the task, but I have been told that humans are versatile.”

It took every scrap of Starfleet's considerable diplomatic training for Jim to keep his expression calm. “Just one second,” he said to the Ambassador before turning and hissing in an undertone into the comm panel. “I'm supposed to lick the kits clean?”

Come on now, you've never had a problem lick -

“And that will be quite enough, Doctor McCoy.”

You wouldn't have respected me if I hadn't said it.

That was true. But still. “You've got to help me with this, Bones.” It was a pitiful whine.

You're on yer own, Jim. Spock's got us at maximum warp, but unless something goes wrong, you'll be fine. Comm if there's a problem.

“Yeah. Kirk out,” Jim said, slapping the comm panel. “Dammit, Bones.”
mijan: (Painting)
I'm tickled and thrilled! "Eclipse" is being posted in Spanish! If you're interested, it can be found here:

http://segunda-dosis.livejournal.com/69902.html

AO3 Update

Jan. 25th, 2012 04:55 pm
mijan: (Kirk is Awesome)
All of my Star Trek fic is on AO3, with the exception of later chapters of "Crossfire" and "Perspectives," and any collaborations. I'm posting the chapters of "Crossfire" and "Perspectives" one per day.

I also fixed some MAJOR coding gaffes in "And All the King's Men" that I wasn't even aware of, so that should look much nicer. But... I have a question for anyone who cares to answer. AAtKM can easily be broken into seven chapters. That's how it's posted on FF.net.  I have it posted on AO3 in one big piece. Should I break AAtKM into chapters? Which would people prefer? I'm good with it either way. But for now, at least it's prettier... and oh! It has ART in it!

I discovered the ability to embed whole images in fics on AO3. So, AAtKM, In Perfect Trust ,and Personal Physician all have gorgeous art by lizardspots embedded in them. :D

I've also begun posting Harry Potter fic, starting with "Eclipse." Again, one chapter per day. I kinda want to relive that a little bit. :)

Anyway, in case anyone wanted that info, there ya go. Happy ficcing!

AO3

Jan. 23rd, 2012 10:41 am
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
I've decided to get off my lazy ass and finally post all my fic to AO3.

Yes, I've had an account for ages. Yes, I know it's easy to post. For some reason, I had this weird hangup about posting there. Crazy, but true.

Anyway, things are being posted. I'm putting up ALL the one-shots today. I started posting Crossfire, and I'm going to post one chapter per day of that fic until it's all up there. I want all my other fic posted before I start posting the last part of my Academy series, which is picking up momentum now as we plow into the climax of the fic.

So if anyone wants to find me on AO3, here's my profile:

http://archiveofourown.org/users/Mijan

Have fun!
mijan: (Kirk: o hai!)
Apparently, I don't suck, and someone out there feels that my contributions to fandom are worthwhile, so the prestigious Emmagrant will be interviewing me tonight for Slashcast. For those who don't know, slashcast is an inter-fandom slash-based podcast. It started out in the Harry Potter fandom, but as the writers of the HP fandom branched out into other fandoms, our prestigious hosts expanded the scope of slashcast itself.

The topic for which I'm being interviewed? BDSM in fanfiction. I'm going to give a personal and in-depth look at what I write, why I write it, and what my purpose is for what I write. If you've ever wondered how I tick when it comes to fanfic, listen in. (I'll link the podcast once it's edited and posted.)

Also, Kriken interviewed me for a brief soundbite for slashcast while I was at Arisia, so listen in for that, too.
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
Anybody? It's a long project, but there's no actual deadline. I'm at 74,000 words now, and it's getting exciting. Would anyone like to beta?
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
I'm going to a convention in Boston next weekend. At that convention, I'm going to be on several panes, but in addition to that, I'm doing a fanfiction reading. Yep, people are going to listen to me while I read my fanfic. Why would anyone want to do that?

So, I have 25 minutes in which to present a group of listeners with the best possible selection of my writing that I can read in that 25-minute window.

SUGGESTIONS???

mijan: (A ship and a star to steer her by)
I just broke 20,000 words on my Big Bang fic.  And no, bbs, I've barely begun.

Also, for those who are wondering... no, we haven't forgotten about No Man's Land. I know, I know, we left you with an evil cliff-hanger. However, real life has made it very difficult for gone_ashore and I to coordinate and work on it together. It's coming... it's just taking a bit longer than the previous chapters. Just one of those things. Please forgive us and hang in there.
mijan: (Kirk/McCoy: I've got you)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: [profile] gone_ashore and [personal profile] mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 5,600 for part 7; 66,600 words total.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: A mission gone wrong puts Jim at the wrong end of alien observation, captive to a species that uses him as a lab rat. Helpless and defenseless for nearly a week, the Antosians break him down physically and mentally. After his rescue, he slowly starts to recover, until one unrealized part of the Antosians' handiwork turns his life upside down and threatens to destroy him.

Notes: This chapter includes a flashback with dialogue taken directly from one of the deleted scenes in the 2009 Star Trek movie. No copyright infringement is intended.

This is cross-posted between my journal and [profile] gone_ashore’s journal. Feel free to read either here, or on [profile] gone_ashore’s journal, here.

To Part 1
To Part 2
To Part 3
To Part 4A
To Part 4B
To Part 5
To Part 6

*********

Part 7 )
mijan: (Kirk/McCoy: I've got you)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: [profile] gone_ashore and [personal profile] mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 8,423 for part 6; 61,000 words total.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: A mission gone wrong puts Jim at the wrong end of alien observation, captive to a species that uses him as a lab rat. Helpless and defenseless for nearly a week, the Antosians break him down physically and mentally. After his rescue, he slowly starts to recover, until one unrealized part of the Antosians' handiwork turns his life upside down and threatens to destroy him.

Notes: This might surprise you, but neither of the authors particularly like most mpreg. So, why are we writing it? Because we wanted to turn the trope on its head. This is a subtle, complex look at the physical and psychological ramifications of forced pregnancy on a male through biomedical experimentation. The characters are not throwing a baby shower.

This is cross-posted between my journal and [profile] gone_ashore’s journal. Feel free to read either here, or on [profile] gone_ashore’s journal, here.

To Part 1
To Part 2
To Part 3
To Part 4A
To Part 4B
To Part 5

*********

Part 6 )
mijan: (Kirk walks into a bar)
I signed up for Star Trek Big Bang.

I'm not 100% sure if I'll go through with it, but I signed up in case I decide I want to post the final installment of the Academy series as a Big Bang, like the other parts of the series. But... still... shit.
mijan: (Kirk/McCoy: I've got you)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: [profile] gone_ashore and [personal profile] mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 10,882 for part 5.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: A mission gone wrong puts Jim at the wrong end of alien observation, captive to a species that uses him as a lab rat. Helpless and defenseless for nearly a week, the Antosians break him down physically and mentally. After his rescue, he slowly starts to recover, until one unrealized part of the Antosians' handiwork turns his life upside down. and threatens to destroy him.

Notes: This might surprise you, but neither of the authors particularly like most mpreg. So, why are we writing it? Because we wanted to turn the trope on its head. This is a subtle, complex look at the physical and psychological ramifications of forced pregnancy on a male through biomedical experimentation. The characters are not throwing a baby shower.

This is cross-posted between my journal and [profile] gone_ashore’s journal. Feel free to read either here, or on [profile] gone_ashore’s journal, here.

To Part 1
To Part 2
To Part 3
To Part 4A
To Part 4B

*********

Part 5 )
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: Gone_ashore and Mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 11,926 for part 4.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: Because even in the 23rd century, men don’t have babies. Gender lines have been blurred in so many ways, but not in this.

Notes: This is cross-posted between my journal and Gone_Ashore’s journal. Feel free to read either here, or on Gone_Ashore’s journal, here.

To Part 1
To Part 2
To Part 3


*********

Part Four )
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: Gone_ashore and Mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 8,200 for part 3.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: Because even in the 23rd century, men don’t have babies. Gender lines have been blurred in so many ways, but not in this.

Notes: This is cross-posted between my journal and Gone_Ashore’s journal. Feel free to read either here, or on Gone_Ashore’s journal.

To Part 1
To Part 2


*********

Part Three )
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: Gone_ashore and Mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 10,000 for part 2.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: Because even in the 23rd century, men don’t have babies. Gender lines have been blurred in so many ways, but not in this.

Notes: After this section, Gone_Ashore and I will both be caught up in posting, and the next section will be brand new story from both of us. Again, feel free to read on my journal or hers, here.

To Part 1


*********

Part Two )
mijan: (Kirk: Gotta be fucking kidding me)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: Gone_ashore and Mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 10,000 for part 1.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: Because even in the 23rd century, men don’t have babies. Gender lines have been blurred in so many ways, but not in this.

Notes: First, I’ve never done a collaboration before. Some of this is my work, some of it is Gone_Ashore's work. In some spots, our writing is so mingled we’ve lost track. We’ve decided to both post on our LJ’s, so you’ll see it in both places. Read and comment wherever you prefer.

As far as the trope of mpreg… don’t let the subject matter fool you! This is mpreg, but it’s not crack. It’s actually a serious attempt to deal with the issues (psychological, medical, practical) that would come up should a man find himself pregnant as a result of a non-con situation. We’re exploring the conflicts, gender issues, the medical train wreck, the alien bioengineering technology, and the potential fallout. Although every author’s approach to mpreg is different, we’re trying for something unusual. I’ve never written mpreg before. I’d never planned to do it. I got pulled into this fic as a beta, and quickly became a collaborating author. This is the only way I could ever write mpreg. If you trust my writing and you trust me not to fuck up a trope, give it a try.


*********

Part One )
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
So, I'm working on a collaboration fic.  It didn't start out that way.  You see, gone_ashore had a Brilliant Idea (TM), and needed a beta with some general medical knowledge and an eye for tormenting Jim Kirk in every possible way.  As she began working, and I began beta'ing, it slowly morphed into a collaboration.  I started supplying more and more content, and finally we realized that we might as well turn it into a collab.  I've NEVER done a collaboration before, so this... is something new for me on many levels.

I went back and modified the first couple of sections (marking my territory?), we both went over the edits, and we're just about ready to post Part 3.  The thing is, we decided that we'd like to have the fic posted on BOTH of our journals.  So, before we post Part 3, I'm going to post the first two parts on my journal.  Part 1 is going up today, and Part 2 is going up tomorrow.  Then, we'll both post Part 3 simultaneously on our respective journals.  Read and comment wherever you prefer.

Now, here's the clincher.  This is an mpreg fic.  NO, this is not about magical ass babies.  No, we're not talking about men turning into women, physically OR emotionally.  In our classic tradition of absolutely tormenting Jim Kirk, the situation is one of alien biomedical experimentation and engineering, and this is NOT a happy, consenting, expectant good time.  It's a medical train wreck and a psychological disaster.  (Good times, eh?)  As always, it's a character exploration.  

If you generally avoid reading mpreg because it:
- glosses over medical impossibilities
- turns male characters into women
- ignores deep-seated gender psychology
- is a fluffy, crack-tastic "omg baby!" fanfiction trope
... then give our fic a try.  We're doing something different. 

Then, maybe, if I can survive writing this fic, I'll finally be able to make myself write the H/D mpreg fic that I promised someone so long ago.  *sigh*

Anyway, the first section will be posted on my journal soon.  I dare you to read it.  ;)
mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
So... I'm back at it.  Writing, that is.  Yep, up to my eyeballs in yet another novel-length Academy fic.  As of right now, I'm planning on this being the last in the big trilogy, but we'll see.

As I'm getting the ball rolling, I've got to get the groundwork set up.  I know some people go piecemeal and throw stuff around as they go, but for me, I like to get things solidly cemented (fermented?) in my brain before I really kick off the wagon train.  It makes sure my plot is rock-solid so that I don't find myself scrambling to fix a dozen things after I've written 100K or more of story, and hoping I found all the glitches before I post.  It also lets me make the plot more detailed and rich.  If you know everything solidly in your mind, you can paint a clearer picture.  Example - In my mind, I KNOW the layout of Starfleet Academy.  I know where everything is, how the buildings are arranged, what the architecture looks like, and the general feel of the campus.  I've also been to San Francisco and took a bit of time to put my mental image of Starfleet Academy into my real-life experience of being there, so I know what the wind feels like, the air smells like, and the surroundings look like.  Therefore, when I write it, it just feels natural.

Okay, I'm getting off-track.  Here's why I'm posting:

1. Kirk said to Pike, as be boarded the shuttle, "I'll do it in three."  We of the fandom seem to assume that because he SAID he would, that he actually did.  Is it fair for a fanfic author to assume that Kirk will work his ass off, take extra courses, and manage to graduate in three years?  Is that canon, GOOD fanon, accepted fanon, or bad fanon?

2. Original characters!  Love 'em or hate 'em... in Star Trek, we've gotta have 'em.  Unless you want to write nothing but short vignettes about what happens on the bridge of the Enterprise, or locked away in Kirk's quarters, there needs to be a good cast of OC's.  And I do try.  I really do.  My view of the Star Trek universe demands a wholly diverse cast of characters... all races and cultures, genders and appearances.  In the case of Star Trek, we even get different species.  Without that, it doesn't look like Star Trek to me.  In my last Academy fic, we had an Andorian (who makes a cameo in the upcoming one, btw).  We've got a Betazoid with a semi-major role in the one I'm working on now.  Nothing more fun than having a guy like Leonard McCoy working in close quarters with a telepath.  *grins*

Anyway, I've been looking over my cast of OC's from the entire course of the Academy series... from minor characters to more prominent OC's... and I'm trying to figure out who should come next.  Obviously, the details (personalities, quirks, "good guy/bad guy," abilities, and so on) are vital when it comes to plot, but what about the things that paint the broader picture of the Federation?  What alien species?  What Terran ethnicities?  If you have been following my writing, who hasn't shown up enough?  The Federation is an interplanetary organization.  At the point in history 200 years in the future, EARTH is represented within the Federation... not just a tiny fraction of our planet. 

Then, of course, there's also the question of HOW we represent the cultures of people within Starfleet.  As an ex-military officer, I can say that when we're doing our jobs, the details of our cultural differences often get pushed aside, and then become more obvious off-duty.  In the future, is the human race more homogeneous?  Does the event of "World War III" (which we hope will never happen) cause changes in global cultural exchange?  Increased globalization?  The use of "Federation Standard" as a common language?  (NOTE: We *hear* Standard as English when we see Star Trek, but I actually believe that Standard is NOT English.  Star Trek just happened to be filmed in English.)  Where's the line between GOOD treatment of the concept of culture in OC's, and becoming heavy-handed and distracting? 

Thus far, to be completely honest, I've mostly tried to model my portrayal of ethnicity, Terran culture, and non-human species, on what I saw in ST:TNG, while still trying to show this as the TOS era.  I want to show this vision without being heavy-handed.  How am I doing?  Have I screwed up in my endeavor to be true to this vision of the future?  Or am I hitting fairly close to the mark?

Who's missing?  I've already pinned down a few minor characters, and have already written them in.  I need three cadets who will be working on a team with Kirk (not the flight team), a couple of nurses and one junior doctor who will be working with Bones (I've already got the CMO and one nurse), and a few senior officers.

If you haven't read my Academy series, feel free to chime in with thoughts and suggestions about who we need to see represented (and how they should be respectfully represented) in Star Trek fanfiction.  If you HAVE read my Academy series, don't hesitate to let me know who you feel is missing from the picture.  I'm only human (regretfully), and am still trying to wrap my 21st-century brain around 23rd-century social science and culture while not being insulting or insensitive to our current problems.

Enough rambling from me.  You get what I'm trying to ask.  Go for it.

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