May Madness

May. 1st, 2017 08:26 pm
dracoqueen22: (axelroxaslove)
 Ahhh, May. 

In slightly better spirits as I approach a new month. Did not finish a WIP last month like I wanted, but still getting used to the new schedule and bouts of anxiety/depression. 

I did review the Crown the Empire verse in an attempt to start writing the Post-Script. I've managed about 5K words but it's kind of like pulling teeth, so rather than force it, I think I'm just going to set it aside and come back to it again. I've a feeling what'll happen is I'll wake up morning and just be inspired, and then I'll spend two weeks writing it in a flurry, and then it'll be done. Better to wait for that then keep forcing out words that I'm just going to delete, I think. 

I got randomly inspired halfway through last month to start working on the sequel to War Without End. So I have the opening scene and I know what's going to happen in the first one or two chapters, but I'm having trouble figuring out some plot points for later. That stalled a bit while I chew on ideas and figure out the best direction to go. It's going to be just as heart-clenching as War Without End was, I know that. Though I won't spoil the surprises. Just know I'm going to deal with Optimus, introduce many hatchlings and the new peeps that Ratchet's crew picked up around the universe, and answer some, if not all, of the unanswered questions left behind by WWE. 

I have lots of pieces of Behind the Scenes in progress, so I'm going to work on finishing those up this month. It's grown a life and a plot, but I'm having fun with it so I think that's all that matters. 

For May, I think I'll dig out the Harpyformers and see if I can get those moving again, because I really liked working on that series, and I'd love to get something postable ready to go. I also want to try and work on the last part of that Barbarian AU commission that grew enormous legs. 

I haven't abandoned any of my other WIPs. I've just learned that I can't push things now, otherwise I scare the muses away. So I'll take things slow and steady. It may be years before I finish them, but so long as I carry a speck of interest in Transformers, I intend to do so. There are lots of things I still want to explore. 

Happy May!
dracoqueen22: (Starscream)
Title: A Steady Hand
Universe: IDW, post-Dark Cybertron, ex-RID/TAAO, Play By Numbers ‘verse
Characters: Ironhide/Starscream
Rated: M
Warnings: Sticky Sex
Description: Sometimes, you just had to take one for the team. So when an overworked, overstressed Seeker starts ranting to invisible things, his Chief of Security decides its high time he steps up to the plate.

Starscream might not’ve been the leader everyone particularly wanted, but he was the one they had. He had the potential to do a halfway decent job of it, too, if he gave himself half a chance. )

dracoqueen22: (Optimus)
 Quick question in a desperate hope to get the brain juices churning...

So I'm currently working on both the sequel to War Without End, and the Post-Script for Crown the Empire, which is the combined sequel to Reign and Salvage. 

Both of these series are ones that were left with a LOT of questions in the end. I intend to answer the "core" ones: i.e. in War Without End, "What to do about Optimus?" and "Who are these hatchlings?" and in Crown the Empire "where are they now? GrimStar and OptiWave edition". 

But I also wonder if there is anything specific readers were wondering about these stories. If there are any specific questions or characters I can bring in or answer. Basically, I'm just looking to find out what/who I should try to include aside from the main answers I already intended. 

So. Thoughts? Anything would be enormously helpful. :)
dracoqueen22: (Cantlookyouintheeyes)
 So I finally sat down and watched Captain America: Civil War and not only do I have tons of feels, I have observations I need to write down before they eat me alive. 

1) TONY STARK NEEDS THERAPY YA'LL -- Like not even a joke, get this dude a therapist and some medication and someone give him a goddamn hug because can't any of his so-called friends see that he's falling apart? Jesus Christ. That moment that sold it for me was the final confronation between him and Captain America and he threw up his hands, fully believing that Cap was gonna kill him and the stark terror in his eyes, no pun intended, it gave me the fucking chills and there he is, sitting in the ruins of the Avengers and it looks like his goddamn prophetic nightmare from Age of Ultron and will someone please just notice he needs HELP. 

2) That kiss. Omg. That kiss. Why did they think this was a good idea? It made me really uncomfortable was what that kiss did. I knew, thanks to spoilers, at some point Sharon and Steve would kiss. But when the moment came, I watched it with a sense of horror that went kind of like "oh, look she helped him, that's great, oh god they're looking at each other. wait, is this where they're gonna kiss? but why? right here? there's literally no romantic tension in this moment? omg they did it. they kissed and why do I feel like I need to go throw up?" I think this is one of those instances where I have to side with the masses. That Kiss was both not needed and kind of gross and highlighting that she's Peggy's niece and then later they kiss only makes it more gross. DX

And it's not even a case of "eww het romance" but man, Cap had way more romantic tension with Black Widow than he did Sharon, and I definitely prefer the sincerity of the Cap and Black Widow friendship. 

3) Clash of Team Titans. Basically Team Cap America vs. Team Iron Man. There is a difference here. Not just in composition but also how they work together. Like seriously. Team Cap had way better rhythm in terms of working together. They were already a unit, united. Team Iron Man was definitely one of conflicted individuals who had no idea how to be a team. 

4) The quiet dignity of T'Challa has stolen my heart, good lord, I am so ready for the Black Panther right now. So. Fragging. Ready. He is handsome and I want to keep him and I don't know who that fierce lady is but I want to see her throw down with Black Widow, yes I do. 

5) Rhodes hitting the ground, Tony's reaction, and both him and Falcon arriving too late was probably the moment in the movie that I felt the most emotionally gutpunched, out of all of the emotional gutpunches this film delivered. 

I'm sure other things will pop up the more I think about it, but these are the things that stuck out to me the most. :)
dracoqueen22: (Default)
I had a random thought while I was at work today and maybe canon already answered this but...

If Cold Constructed mechs were sparked while the war was still ongoing, on either side of the faction lines, were they given a choice in which faction they wanted to be a part of? Or were they just slapped with a badge when they defrosted, sent to the frontlines, after being force-downloaded the bare minimum of what they needed to know?

How many mechs died without knowing what they were dying for? How many survived but still weren't sure what they were fighting for? Did they just stay in the faction they were sparked in? Were there defections? How common was that? Were they basically programmed/brainwashed into believing whatever side sparked them was the one they wanted to fight for?

Just food for thought and another tickmark of things that were Super Fucked Up about the Cybertronian War. Imagine screaming that "freedom is the right of all" and "till all are one" but defrosting newsparks into cold frames for the sole purpose of creating soldiers that didn't have a choice? (though I suppose the choice doesn't matter since they really expected these mechs to be cannon fodder, in that respect Optimus is no better than Megatron).

The hypocrisy burns, doesn't it? On BOTH sides.

Moving Day!

Apr. 8th, 2017 11:03 am
dracoqueen22: (axelroxaslove)
 I've been crossposting to Livejournal from Dreamwidth for years, but I think now that Livejournal has become what it is, I won't be doing so any longer. 

I'll no longer be crossposting to Livejournal. I'll no longer be updating Livejournal. I'm still debating whether or not I'll keep my account, or purge it just in case. If I decide to purge, it'll be a few months from now, just so everyone has a chance to see this message. 

Please follow me on dreamwidth, twitter, or pillowfort (if you were lucky enough to get in on beta). I'm dracoqueen22 on all of those platforms. Thanks! 
dracoqueen22: (Default)
Title: Chasing Cars
Universe: MTMTE, Season Two
Characters: Drift/Ratchet(/Rodimus)
Rating: M
Enticements: Threesome, Sticky Sexual Interfacing
Description: Secrets lingers in the nooks and crannies of a mech’s spark. Secrets that once outed, are impossible to ignore, especially when it comes to the tangled affections three mechs share.

Commission for Ruenesca. I may have gone a bit overboard with it. ;)

Sparks were complicated things. )
dracoqueen22: (jazz)
Title: Take Five
Universe: G1, Behind the Scenes
Characters: Bluestreak/Jazz, Ironhide, Ironhide/Jazz
Rated: M
Enticements: Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, Fisting, Oral, Dom/Sub
Description: Ironhide considers there’s no luckier mech, when Bluestreak invites him to watch as he and Jazz indulge in a very special kink.

Ironhide would forever be proud of himself for helping these two get their heads out of their afts and realize where they could find exactly who they were looking for.  )
dracoqueen22: (jazz)
Title: Place for my Head
Universe: IDW, RID, pre-Dark Cybertron
Characters: Bluestreak/Jazz, Sky-Byte, Blurr
Rating: M
Enticements: Sticky Sex
Description: There were all kinds of vices in the universe, ways to cope or forget, and Jazz had spent his nights in one berth or another, indulging in his. He never would have thought he’d find a kindred spirit in Bluestreak.

Jazz supposed mechs hid all kinds of things behind their smiles.  )
dracoqueen22: (Cantlookyouintheeyes)
Springing into Spring and April is what should be happening. Instead I'm slogging my tired ass into the new month, wondering where the heck March went because I sure don't remember it. 

Not seeing much different in April than in the month's preceding. Getting used to working full-time is taking a lot longer than I anticipated. After working almost nine hours and then an hour commute each way, by the time I get home, I'm an exhausted lump that has no words in me. Not that I was really bursting with them before. 

Writing time was going to be the weekends, but now I have to cram so many other things into the weekends -- shopping, cleaning, family obligations -- that I don't really have that either. So the projects I am working on are going to take even longer than I anticipated. 

 Still working on getting the commissions I owe. I finished the RodiDriftRatch one and I'm reviewing Reign and Salvage so I can get started on the Post-Script, which I suspect will be at least two chapters. I'm also working on a Barbarian AU fic that grew legs, but it's half done so far, and I'll keep poking at that. I have a few self-indulgent new things that I write when the ideas hit me -- Behind the Scenes, One Wish extras, BlueJazz bits, etc. 

 I also have plans for other series like a sequel to Truth in Advertising -- Raise the Bar, and I still want to write the Harpyformers series. I have something like 80K in mismatched scenes. I need to connect all the dots and make it post-able. I'll probably never finish this stuff in a timely fashion, but that's okay. I don't even have to post it if I don't want to. That's the beauty of it. 

 I figure I'll tackle those lingering WIPs one by one after I finish commissions. Things like Zero Sum, Apple a Day, the third part of Mastermind, Despicable Me, The Art of Self-Destruction, et cetera. I'm going to do my best to finish them, or at least provide some kind of ending, even if it's a subpar one. 

 I am officially on hiatus from Tumblr. I've been struggling to keep myself together enough as it is, and venturing onto Tumblr always feels like I'm tiptoeing through a minefield and while I originally joined the site to interact, I'm too anxious to do so now. Feels like people are waiting in the wings, ready to pounce on the most miniscule thing. Fandom is no longer fun. Participating in fandom is no longer fun, and if things persist the way they are, I won't even enjoy the source material anymore and that's not something I want to leave. 

 It's also disheartening that I try to open myself for interaction, but all I get are more demands for why I don't like a pairing, or won't  write a pairing, or why I waste my time NOT writing said pairing and waste it further by writing a rarepair no one likes. And it's frustrating and I just don't have the mental fortitude right now to deal with that. Why are the assholes and the bullies so much more willing to be vocal? Ugh. 

 So for now, I'm no hiatus from Tumblr. I don't know if I'll go back to it. I don't know if I'll want to. I'm keeping it active for now because I have some fics I need to pull off there, and a few people I still keep in contact with through messenger, but otherwise, I'm off my dashboard. 

 Remember when we used to enjoy fandom just for being fandom? Yeah. I feel like an old person now. "Back in my day, we actually enjoyed fandom without having to defend ourselves for something as innocent as liking a rarepair. Wow, how times have changed." 

 So that's April. Full of thunderclouds and showers. Hopefully May will bring home the flowers, yeah? :)

dracoqueen22: (Default)
Title: It All Fell Down
Universe: This Calamitous Life
Characters: Megatron/Sunstreaker
Rating: M
Enticements: Sticky Sex, Angst
Description: Sunstreaker makes the hardest decision he’s ever faced, and the rest crumbles away.

Part I – Say Something

There's nothing in his resolve that can't be tested, and there's nothing that says he can't be allowed to waver. To indulge.  )
dracoqueen22: (Starscream)
Desc: Sunstreaker returns to their shared room after finishing with his own client, only to find that Starscream's berth is already occupied by someone other than his Seeker.

Addenum I

There's no rule that says you have to keep any strays who wander your way.  )
dracoqueen22: (Starscream)
Title: Tricks of the Trade
Universe: All This and Heaven, Too , Transformers Grab Bag
Characters: Starscream/Sunstreaker, Starscream/Rodimus, Nightshade (OC)
Rating: M
Enticements: Escort AU, Sticky Sex, Oral, Consensual Voyeurism and Exhibitionism
Description: Rodimus is making a fool of himself, and Starscream can’t take it anymore. It’s about time someone took the newbie under their wing, and for the sake of all of their paychecks, Starscream decides to take one for the team.

Commission for @theaircommand. Another one that got out hand. Like they all do.

If Rodimus looked bad, they all looked bad. So it was self-preservation in the end.  )
dracoqueen22: (jazz)
Description: Bluestreak and Jazz discuss the invitation Ratchet offered them, while Jazz tries to be as enticing as possible.

Behind the Scenes 07 - When Opportunity Knocks

Ratchet and I will have a lot of fun plotting what we’re going to do to the two of you. )
dracoqueen22: (Default)
Title: Enchanted
Universe: Upon a Star, Pre-One Wish
Characters: Prowl, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker
Rating: K+
Description: Prowl never expected to find much of interest in a rotting city like Uraya, until he stumbled on a small cafe, and laid optics on one of the owners.

Prowl's gaze wandered back to the open doorway, just as another mech emerged, and Prowl felt his spark stutter. Oh, my.  )
dracoqueen22: (jazz)
a/n: C'mon. Ya'll can't say ya didn't see this coming. ;)

Title: Seven Minutes in Heaven
Universe: IDW, Truth in Advertising
Characters: Bluestreak, Jazz, Blurr
Rating: T
Description: This is entirely Starscream’s fault. And as soon as Jazz escapes this closet, he’s going to make Starscream pay. He only has to survive being this close to Bluestreak without making a fool of himself…

He was starting to suspect that this was not a glitch, but sabotage. Sabotage by the name of a smirking, smug Seeker who was going to need a new paintjob and quite possibly a new spike by the time Jazz was through with him. )
dracoqueen22: (Cantlookyouintheeyes)
Title: Flustered
Universe: Transformers Prime
Characters: June Darby/Arcee
Rating: M
Enticements: Xeno, Implied Sticky, Implied toys
Description: June did not know if their relationship was a tenable thing, she only knew how she felt, and how much she would fight to keep it.

Inspired by this absolutely wonderful piece of fanart by Novelty-Spark. 

Optimus had first caught her eye, but it was Arcee who left her weak in the knees.  )
dracoqueen22: (Default)
a/n: Inspired entirely by this gorgeous gift-pic from Ephdraws!

Title: Fractals
Universe: One Wish, During Part II
Characters: Dent (Prowl), Sunstreaker
Rating: K+
Description: He wasn’t Dent, but all the best names were taken, and Dent was all that remained.

Memories were tricky things. Untruthful at beast. Shadowy secrets at worst.  )
dracoqueen22: (jazz)
New Enticements: Valve Oral
Summary: Bluestreak has a little chat with Ratchet, while misbehavior from Prowl, puts Blue’s relationship with Jazz in a whole new light.

Behind the Scenes 06
The Importance of Trust

Let the sub live or die by their own restraint. )


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