so I had an idea for a regency romance novel that I really want to read but it doesn’t seem to exist so now I guess I have to write it

and after brainstorming with @romancingthebookworm for a bit she suggested that I post about it to try to drum up interest and keep myself accountable while I write it so here goes:

an older duke/earl/whatever it doesn’t matter and his (teenage? 20-something?) son are killed in a freak accident outside of London and their bodies are disfigured beyond recognition. the son’s twin sister, in a desperate attempt to keep her family title out of the hands of a distant relative who for whatever reason is unsuitable, claims that she was the one who was killed, and takes her brother’s place and her father’s title

everything is going swimmingly for a couple of years, although eventually she knows that she’s going to have to find SOME way to continue her family line, until FEELINGS for another young lady threaten to put everything at risk

meanwhile, the girl she’s fallen for has gotten herself “in trouble,” if you know what I mean and is on the verge of scandal, herself

the two eventually each reveal their secrets to each other and strike a bargain, which they initially tell themselves is a marriage of convenience to protect both their names, but of course eventually LESBIANS. or really, LESBIAN/BISEXUAL, which is even more exciting to me.



HELLO if you are still interested: Any Other Name will be available May 24!


James Bond is dead. James Bond is alive. 1.2k, mostly gen, canon up to Spectre, which we ignore. Character Study.

A/N: This happened. I started writing it right after seeing Skyfall
for the first time, then forgot about it for a fear years, came back to
it and now it’s this. I kinda like it, though, so I made it part of FaithKat Clears Out Her Harddrive. Which is a thing now. Deal. Concrit welcome.

Standard James Bond Franchise warnings apply.

Schroedinger’s Spy – James Bond


Hi tired Moms of Tumblr (I know you’re here.) Have I got a book for you. Inspired by real life illness, kids, financial stress, fears of widowhood, and caring for aging parents … Magic After Midnight is a story where the wicked stepmother meets her match and gets her happy ending. Check it out on Amazon, Google, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo.

(Bohdi, Amy, Steve and others show up from I Bring the Fire, but you don’t have to read that to enjoy this story!)



Return to Dominaria episode 6 is now posted! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/return-dominaria-episode-six-2018-04-18

(art by Chris Rallis)

Slogging through the Tivan desert toward the monument plateau, Teferi said, “Mark my words, this time I’ll have the answer.” It was morning and the sun was already high and hot, stirring the dust. Behind them in the distance were the palm trees of the oasis where they had camped last night. Not far ahead was the monument, a giant block of stone partially concealed by a natural plateau. Travelers from Femeref who passed by on the nearby trade road always assumed it was an ancient ruin. It was ancient, but younger than Teferi. It was also a puzzle he had been trying to solve for years.

Assuming an expression of pretend inquiry, his daughter Niambi said, “What’s the definition of insanity again?”

Teferi laughed. “That’s only if you don’t have a method to your madness, and I always have a method.”

“Oh, if we only knew what that method was,” Niambi countered with a grin.

“I think this is the day,” he told her. “He won’t beat me again. Especially now that I have your help.” Teferi reached the foot of the plateau, where the sand was a thin layer over paving stones. With his boot, he scuffed it away from the center-point seal.

“It’s just a theory,” Niambi cautioned. “I don’t want you to get your hopes up.”

“My hopes are always up.” Teferi tapped the seal with his staff.

Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Twin Peaks, The Secret History of Twin Peaks – Mark Frost
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Jack Parsons, Judy | Jowday | Jiào Dé, The Giant (Twin Peaks), Senorita Dido
Additional Tags: Occult, Dark Magic, Vomiting, tokophobia, Historical References, Canonical Character Death, Alternative Perspective, Nuclear Weapons, Implied/Referenced Abortion, Misogyny, Threats of Rape/Non-Con
Series: Part 1 of We’re Going to Talk about Judy

In the mid-1940s, rocket scientist Jack Parsons casts the Babalon Working, a magical ritual intended to manifest a divine feminine force upon Earth. At the same time, in the same area, the United States Army tests the first nuclear weapon. Together, these two events ensnare an ageless negative force from another place and bind Her to a world which must suffer Her vengeance until She is contained. Jack Parsons is the first to face Her requital.

Mother of Abominations – Tenukii – Twin Peaks [Archive of Our Own]

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Loki/Natasha Romanov, Loki & Tony Stark
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Tony Stark, Other Avengers, Phil Coulson, Nick Fury
Additional Tags: Crack, Daddy Issues, Even more than usual, Adoption, Unconventional Families, Politics that nobody pays attention to, Alternate Universe – Crack

When Odin took a half-Jotun baby out of a temple in Jotunheim, he wasn’t the only one to claim to be the child’s father. As his mother, Laufey King cheerfully refused to settle any dispute and soon there was at least one person in every realm who laid their claim as Loki’s father. Except for the mortal creatures of Midgard, that is.

Tony Stark thinks this needs to be rectified. And Loki Tonyson has a nice ring to it.

(Subtitle: In which Loki and Tony troll the entire nine realms without even trying.)

Moggy’s note: This fic is hilarious crack.

Cat’s in the Cradle – Lunik – The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Frasier (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Niles Crane/Daphne Moon
Characters: Niles Crane, Daphne Moon
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Gender Changes, Fix-It of Sorts, Canon Relationships, Friends to Lovers, POV Second Person

In which Niles is a lesbian and Daphne’s hair smells as lovely as ever. Wish fulfillment and flowery language, both literal and figurative, abound. Other characters present, but negligible.

synchronicity – roseisreturning – Frasier (TV) [Archive of Our Own]


For me as a trans woman, All Systems Red’s concoction of heartbreak and ever-present anxiety felt achingly familiar to me (even as Murderbot’s narration and dry delivery cracked me up more often than not), as I looked back at various pressure points in my own transition. The novella has a lot to say about building a personal identity on the fly.

Life Lessons from a Murderbot: Reading All Systems Red as a Trans Woman