Artsy Rachel

60 prompts in 60 days

Let's see how many I can do!
28 thus far :D

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01. Dissemble 02. Aflame 03. Frankenstein 04. Evidence 05. Lazarus 06. Fireflies
07. Trial Basis 08. Surrender 09. Achilles' Heel 10. Gloves 11. Return 12. Tower
13. World's End 14. Alone 15. Paper Lantern 16. Union 17. Boxes 18. Honour
19. Wild West 20. Underhill 21. What happens in... 22. Death 23. Glass 24. Protection
25. Courtship 26. Butterfly 27. Mortification 28. Content 29. Fake 30. Adrenaline
31. Hot Springs 32. Sacrifice 33. Fingernails 34. Bargain 35. Plague 36. Lady Luck
37. Found 38. Maggie 39. Time Travel 40. Remorse 41. Wired 42. Rules
43. Ninth Life 44. Patriot 45. Storm 46. Mirror 47. Kiss 48. Amputee
49. Betrayal 50. Brooding 51. Doppelgänger 52. Food 53. War 54. Virtue
55. Afterglow 56. Contagion 57. Serendipity 58. Tempt 59. Words 60. Echo
Artsy Rachel

Halloween trick-or-treating

So I was waiting until I had finished the whole Zombie-Mask story until posting, but that's not going to happen by Halloween - stupid cold - but I do have the 3 chapters for the three prompts

A Revolutionary Dead Man’s Party | Rachel & Charlie & Miles | Gen | WIP
Charlie returns home to Sunnydale from a summer fleeing her Slayer responsibilities and grief over killing Jason. As she is trying to reconnect with her mother - Rachel - Watcher - Miles - and friends - Aaron and Nora - a Nigerian mask reanimates the dead, forcing the Scoobies to work together to save Sunnydale.

Treat Or Treating On Halloween
Zombie
Autumn leaves of red and gold
Masks
Give it to the flames
Authors/Artists Choice
Haunted House
Monster
R.I.P.
Dancing under the red moon
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Revolution Questions and Head-Canony Answers

Why did Rachel have Charlie so young, and is there a connection between this and her obvious irritation at being dismissed as merely Ben's helpmeet? One possibility explored in Ten Tiny Fingernails.

Who is Ben - nice and smart one moment, dismissive and going behind Rachel's back to the DOD the next? No clue. Not sure the show-runners do either.

Was Ben Machiavellian in his keeping Aaron around or was it actually friendship? I think the show-runners want us to believe this... as inferred from Grace's comments, but I'm not sure.

When did Miles and Rachel have this "ugly fling," and why did it happen? One head-canon in Truth Takes Time where they had a weekend of sex after meeting at a college party whilst Ben and Rachel were on "break" due to a fight over where to apply for grad school.
But I prefer Butters' Aevum (not sure if it's kosher to post a link to someone else's fics, but I'll recommend it anyways).

What the frak happened during the four years after Rachel turned herself into the Militia and before Miles left the Militia? One head-canon in Truth Takes Time, but I ended up going easier on Miles-Rachel than intended with the protective Stockholm/Lima Syndrome happening after only a molar extraction, a Rachel-playing-head-games and Miles stomping out, and then Bass getting his greasy paws on Rachel, triggering uber-protective!Miles. And then the rest was all Miles being possessive of Rachel and not knowing why and Rachel not being able to escape and not knowing why...

What happened during the four years Rachel was with Monroe? Nothing pretty. One head-canon in Truth Takes Time. But what we see in the webisodes and Strausser's familiarity, nothing pretty. The best hope is long periods where Bass was too busy to give new orders.

How well did Rachel, Ben, Miles, and Bass know each other before the Blackout? One head-canon mentioned in Truth Takes Time. I like to think that at least when Bass and Miles were at Parris Island they would visit for the high holidays.

What was Miles' and Ben's relationship like, and why was Miles so quick to defend him against Charlie? No clue. Guilt? Butters' was writing a fic about this... but it hasn't been updated in about a month.

Why didn't Ben and Rachel try to get in contact with Miles before he became The Butcher of Baltimore? No clue. What changed from 5 seconds before the Blackout to later?

How did Miles and Nora first meet? One head-canon shown in Unnecessary Good (my first fic after a 9-year hiatus post-Alias).

What was the reason Nora "owed" Miles? I wish I had an inkling, 'cause then I'd totally fic it out...

Why did their relationship end? Why did Mia despise Miles? Likely connected. And like above, I wish I had a head-canon to fic out. The world needs more Miles-Nora.

How in the world did Nora learn to repair helicopters? Lazy writing.

How old was Nora really? :/

What was life like right after the Blackout? I have some vignettes, need more! The Futility of Food and Fulfillment, some in the beginning of A Mary Sue Story and the later chapters of Through the Mirror, Darkly.

Why did President Foster have a personal grudge against Miles? I wish I had an inkling, 'cause then I'd totally fic it out...

Why does Miles hate Texas? One head-canon in the end of A Mary Sue Story / Mocking little Firefly.
swirly Rachel

Fandoms

My Primary TV Fandoms include: Alias, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Castle, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, Revolution, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

My Primary Book Fandoms include: A Song of Ice and Fire, Black Jewels Series, Dragonriders of Pern, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the Valdemar universe.

Favorite Character, Favorite Pairing, Random Trivia
Alias: Jack Bristow, Sydney/Vaughn though I have a secret love for Jack/Irina/Katya fics, wrote some really bad fics back in the day, including a Lauren Reed evil baby fic (before she was confirmed as evil) and a Sydney/Vaughn AU set in Rambaldi's time. Favorite quote: "Francie doesn't like coffee ice cream" Loved Amy Acker's appearance, and Gina Torres' character

Babylon 5: Commander Susan Ivanova, Ivanova/Talia and Ivanova/Marcus, made a kick-ass Earth Alliance uniform and cosplayed as Ivanova.

Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck, Starbuck/Apollo, I'm thinking of cosplaying as Starbuck soon, just need an event ;)

Bones: It was Zack Addy, I guess Wendell Bray, why is only one of the squinterns a woman, and an annoy fangirl at that?, Booth/Brennan even though Season 7 felt very shark-jumpy..., I cosplayed as Daisy one Halloween, 'cause I was lazy, all I did was make myself a Jeffersonian badge and put in on my labcoat. Not my proudest moment.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tara, Buffy, Willow, Spike/Buffy and Willow/Tara, Willow/Tara was the first femslash pairing I ever got into, Spuffy was the first Explicit fic I read. I LOVED season 6, and haters can just hate... Joss is evil, and I love him so much.

Castle: Nathan Fillion (yes I know he's the actor... still my favorite character ;) ), Casket and Nathan & Alexis, dear Bones writers, this is how you resolve UST without jumping the shark or going boring.

Firefly: Kaylee, Zoe/Wash, I cosplayed as Kaylee so many times in college. Joss is evil, and I love him so much.

Gilmore Girls: Lorelai, Luke/Lorelai (though did you know Billy Burke was a Lorelai love interest for a few episodes?)

Revolution: I had a whole post on this, so not going to repeat myself

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Kira, Kira/Odo, I have a Bajoran nose and earring... but it's a hard cosplay to pull off.

Star Trek: Voyager: B'elanna, Janeway/Chakotay, I wrote some truly awful Icheb/Mary Sue fics in Junior High, luckily, I never posted them anywhere on the internets, but I do have them on a floppy somewhere...

A Song of Ice and Fire: Arya, Brienne/Jamie and a secret love of Sansa/Hound

Black Jewels Series: Surreal, Lucivar/Marian (Dreams Made Flesh might be my most re-read book, though I have several books I've re-read more than twenty times...)

Harry Potter: Tonks, Tonks/Lupin and Lupin/Sirius, I've cosplayed as Tonks several times, and I love that Natalia Tena is in Game of Thrones as well.
swirly Rachel

Critical Self-Evaluation

So, the story I am most proud of is Ten Tiny Fingernails. A lot of the angst is very personal to me, except for the having a baby bit. With my science work load, I doubt if I could keep a goldfish alive, let alone a baby. But it was pretty cathartic to get out some of my angst via Rachel.
A relevant and special Women in Science issue of Nature.

The story I'm most disappointed in is Truth Takes Time (rated M/E). I thought it was a great concept, but near the middle I felt like I was pulling my punches, and I really felt like I ended it on a flat note.

I guess the moral of this story is write what you know, and I don't know what it's like being held captive by my brother-in-law for four fraking years. Probably a good thing.

Anywho, I'm not sure if this is actually how you are supposed to use LJ, but it's a journal right?
swirly Rachel

Hi, my name is Vala, and I'm a Rev-oholic

Which side are you on? Militia, Rebels or Mathesons? Mathesons, totally.

Name: Vala
Location: Monroe Republic, formerly Plains Nations

What prompted you to watch 'Revolution' in the first place? It's a JJ Abrams show, I give all his shows a 4-episode grace period, ever since Alias.
What do you love most about 'Revolution'? The characters. Rachel and Miles in particular. The flashbacks. Anne Cofell Saunders' writing.
What do you hope to see in this season (in terms of character development and plot)? Rachel slowly regaining her sanity, the Matheson clan getting back together (but not easily), NOT a Spuffy-like temporary and unhealthy relationship btw Miles and Rachel, as awesome as that would be to see, I'm in it for the long-haul, and I want them to be happy /sappiness Nora getting an Emily Sloane-like mid-season return, okay now /sappiness

More flashbacks, more backstory, so my jungle of head-canons can get pruned back a bit. Why did Rachel have Charlie so young, and is there a connection between this and her obvious irritation at being dismissed as merely Ben's helpmeet? Who is Ben - nice and smart one moment, dismissive and going behind Rachel's back to the DOD the next? Was Ben Machiavellian in his keeping Aaron around or was it actually friendship? When did Miles and Rachel have this "ugly fling," and why did it happen? What the frak happened during the four years after Rachel turned herself into the Militia and before Miles left the Militia? What happened during the four years Rachel was with Monroe? How well did Rachel, Ben, Miles, and Bass know each other before the Blackout? What was Miles' and Ben's relationship like, and why was Miles so quick to defend him against Charlie? Why didn't Ben and Rachel try to get in contact with Miles before he became The Butcher of Baltimore? How did Miles and Nora first meet? What was the reason Nora "owed" Miles? Why did their relationship end? Why did Mia despise Miles? How in the world did Nora learn to repair helicopters? How old was she really? What was life like right after the Blackout? Why did President Foster have a personal grudge against Miles? Why does Miles hate Texas?

I harbor little hope that the Ben questions will be answered, and next to none that the Nora ones will.

Favourite character(s): Rachel she is strong yet vulnerable, smart yet damaged. A complex, morally grey, strong female character who isn't a Strong Female Character©
Least favourite character(s):Of those still alive, Jason: bland cardboard man without a backstory - daddy-issues and a creepy lust for Charlie doesn't count.
Favourite pairing(s)/ship(s): Rachel/Miles
Crack pairing(s)/ship(s): Maggie & Rachel. Just think about it, those two, if the met pre-Blackout, probably would have gotten along swimmingly. And Billy Burke can have sexual tension with anything.
Favourite moment (so far): The Riles almost-kiss by the wagon in 1.11 Ahhh the tension, the guilt, the acting!
Worst moment (so far): :/
Favourite revelation (so far): :/ Let's combine these: Least favorite revelation: The nanites are a panacea and can cure cancer, microwave rapists, heal wounds etc in addition to absorb electricity and keep the power off.

What other fandoms do you belong to? Let's see: Alias, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. I've only written fanfic for Alias and Voyager, but I've read fanfic and cosplayed for most of the fandoms.
What is you 'power'? (writing, vidding, graphic-ing, etc.) writing I suppose
Where else on 'the map' can we find you? (tumblr, ff.net, ao3, youtube, etc.)AO3