Posts Tagged 'fanfiction'

The April Fools Day Fandom Bodyswap






OK here’s how it’s going to work.

On April 1st.

  • Fanfic writers will make and post fan art.
  • Fan Artists will write and post fan fic.
  • Everyone will be kind and encouraging.
  • We will all end the day appreciating how much freaking work goes into the amazing, lovely, creations people post.

Reblog if you will be participating.

(If anyone wants it would also be awesome to post some tips, tricks and best practices in the days leading up to the body swap.)

Tag works #april fools bodyswap

This actually sounds interesting.


All right, I’ll take… three prompts for my hilariously awful scribbles today. I promise I will give it my best shot to not be stick figures, but……….. it might be stick figures

I’m game. 





“I waited too long to read the sequel, and now I can’t even remember the characters.”

 A novel by me

“I read the whole series in less than two days, and now can’t separate the events of individual books” the thrilling sequel

“I’ve read so much fanfic for this series, I can’t remember what really happened in the books” the stunning conclusion

Warriors Such As: Chapter 2

Summary: Fenris is summoned to the Inquisitor’s War Table for his input on the lyrium markings – but the Inquisitor may be asking too much for Hawke.

Word count: 956



Read it here or on: DA  |  AO3  |

If you missed Chapter 1, it’s here!  

Or check out my Fic Masterpost if you haven’t read the previous installments in Hawkquisition and want to catch up (for answers to pressing questions like why are hawke and fenris in the inquisition? and how did they get back together after she left him behind in da:i and all anyway? and what’s this about a baby?!)

Hawkquisition Part 4: Warriors Such As

Chapter 2

Wherein an expert is required

stood gathered around the War Table, waiting, watching as Hawke entered,
balancing Malcolm on her hip, with Fenris following a step behind. Thayer
Trevelyan grinned and nodded to them. Beside him, Josephine smiiled and waggled
her fingers at the baby. Commander Cullen looked up briefly from the map spread
out on the table, on which the elven woman beside him was in the middle of
pointing something out.

“Ah, here you are!” Thayer waved
them over to the table. “Just in time. Something’s come up, and we could use
your input, Fenris.”

“Mine?” he cast a skeptical eye at
the map.

“Charter,” Thayer nodded to the
elven woman. “Go over it again, will you?”

Nodding, the elf called Charter
gestured again to the map. “The Venatori are up to something in Seheron.”

“Seheron?” Fenris frowned. “I’m
told I was born there, but…”

“Were you?” Thayer rested a finger
on his chin. “I don’t suppose…no, probably no connection.”

“Yet I presume there is some
connection to me, or you would not have sent for me,” Fenris said.

Charter nodded, her eyes flicking
between him and the map. “We’ve been in contact with a magister in Tevinter.”
Fenris stiffened; Hawke’s free hand reached out to brush his fingertips.
Charter, nodding as if she had expected his reaction, explained, “She’s a friend
of the Inquisition, someone who’s stood against the Venatori in the
Magisterium. It was Master Pavus that put us in touch with her, back when
Corypheus was alive. She’s…what my department would call a reliable source.”

“You’ve dealt with plenty of
pockets of Venatori resistance since the Inquisitor put an end to Corypheus,”
Hawke pointed out. “What’s special about this one?”

“This group,” Charter said,
“they’ve apparently been…experimenting. On elves, mostly, and there are
unconfirmed reports of a few Qunari subjects. Magister Tilani has an agent in
Seheron who sent her this description.” She bent her head to read from a
well-creased bit of parchment. “‘I have seen many a man taken by the red
corruption, Mae. This is different. They seem to have applied the red lyrium to
the skin in patterns, all over the prisoners’ bodies, from fingertip to toetip
as if to mimic the very skeletal structure itself. Nor is the red lyrium
growing to overtake these people as we’ve seen it do with those who have simply
ingested it; it seems, for now, to remain confined to these elaborate

Fenris’ fists had slowly clenched
as Charter read, but it was Hawke who finally gasped as all eyes turned to her
husband. “Lyrium tattoos?” she squeaked, taking a firmer grasp of Fenris’ hand,
slowly prying his fist open to twine her fingers with his. “But…red
lyrium? Oh, Maker.”

“Maker, indeed,” said Cullen.
“We’ve seen what red lyrium can do to people, but we’ve also seen what…skills
those markings give you, Fenris. The implications, if the Venatori have managed
to combine the two…” he shuddered, shook his head, dropped his gaze to Seheron

“Odds are,” said Thayer, “they’re
planning something big. One of those branches of the cult that doesn’t believe
Corypheus is truly dead, and just won’t give up.”

“After all the times they may have
seen him returned to life, who could blame them?” Josephine asked.

Thayer shrugged. “Well, it sounds
like they’re trying to create an army of elite warriors to bring him back. Or
bring Tevinter back? Or maybe they’ve found a new Old God. You never know with

“Test subjects,” Fenris finally
spoke. “These elves…Qunari. They suffer this ritual, and all for an

Charter winced. “Presumably the
Venatori mean to apply the markings to their own agents once they are sure of
the process.”

“This is wrong,” Fenris growled.

“And extraordinarily bad news for
us if they keep it up,” said Thayer gently. “Both of which are extremely good
reasons why we must put a stop to it.”

“We can send troops to Seheron,”
said Cullen, “but they won’t know what they’re up against. Few of us have
trained against you, Fenris, and even so, you rarely use your markings in

Fenris barked a bitter laugh. “Few
of you would survive the training if I did.”

“Just so,” Cullen nodded. “We could
ask you to brief the soldiers on what to expect. Tell them how the markings
work, what the marked Venatori could do to them…”

“Assuming their skills are the same
as Fenris’,” said Hawke.

“That is the best assumption we can
make at the moment,” said Josephine. “At least, it is a starting point.”

“We need a closer look at these
experiments,” Thayer decided. “We’ll send troops, yes, but we need a scouting
team to learn more. I want to see these Venatori for myself. And Fenris, I’d
like you to be a part of that team.”

“I…” Fenris caught Hawke’s eyes
only briefly before he twisted away, stepping forward to trace a finger over
the map of Seheron. His chin dropped, his eyes squeezed shut, and he finally
answered, “I will go.”

“What?” Hawke burst out. “Then I’m
going too.” Every eye turned to her – except for Fenris, who simply sighed and
remained bent over the War Table. Hawke returned the stares, meeting each gaze
until one by one, the council shifted their eyes – to Malcolm.

“Hawke,” Thayer began, “perhaps
it’s not –”

“We stay together,” Hawke insisted.

“But you have a child to –”
Josephine began.

“I – yes, but – Fenris and I…”
Hawke trailed off, her throat seizing up as tears welled in her eyes.

“Inquisitor,” Fenris said, staring
at the table, “may I have a moment to discuss this with Hawke? In private.”

Thayer cleared his throat. “Take
all the time you need.”

Beta Babes


We got a happy note in our Fanmail from the folks over at Beta Babes wanting to spread the word about them. So, in their own words,

We both capture the screen so you can see what we see, and also record our reactions in voice as well as in text to get the full experience of having correspondence. We can be private or public, and we also sometimes post youtube videos and blog posts about editing help.

If you need a beta reader, go check them out!

Beta Babes


I wonder if the people of Thedas have started writing fanfic? Or drawing fanfiction?

Imagine Cassandra’s face if she and the Inquisitor stumbled across it. (I kind of want a fanfic/fanart of them finding CassxInquisitor fanfic/fanart now)

Leliana probably already knows them all and the lifestories of everybody who wrote them.

And who’s shipping FionaxInquisitor and why isn’t it available for discussion in her dialogue options?

I would put good money on one of those three arls being Teagan Guerrin.

As for Philip, either he exists and will be a very important character one day, or he’s somebody’s OC. Possibly a self-insert.

Hawkquisition: Dragon Age fanfiction series

So Dragon Age recently drew me back into writing fanfiction (or writing at all, apart from Latin stories for curriculum, which is sort of like fanfiction for the textbook and totally awesome!), once my headcanon about my latest Hawke had reached the critical point where I just wanted to get it all written down.

I thought I’d just write down the four or five scenes that I had in mind. However it appears I am not much for one-shots like that, and it turned into a story which turned into a series. Because, um, I like characters. And Dragon Age has SO MANY CHARACTERS. And I keep wanting to bring yet another one into the story. So it gets long. Generally, a good thing!

Here is the overview of the series (I’m writing part 3 now, but have two more stories in the series planned out…well, they have a little abstract paragraph, at least, and a few plot notes scribbled in my notebook and maybe one or two dialogues in there too). I’d love feedback if you read any of this! Tell me what you’re thinking! I love when a story prompts a bit of a dialogue between author and reader, really.

Master list of the Hawkquisition series, to be updated when new stories are added:

Part I: To Remain at Your Side

Hawke arrives at Skyhold without her Fenris? Surely he didn’t willingly let her go off alone. So she must have left without telling him. He’s not going to be pleased when he finds out! This is what happens next, as Hawke travels to Weisshaupt, reuniting along the way with her lover, family, friends, and the Inquisition itself…

Read it at: DeviantArt  |  |  AO3

To Remain at Your Side: Part I of Hawkquisition Series

To Remain at Your Side: Part I of Hawkquisition Series

Continue reading ‘Hawkquisition: Dragon Age fanfiction series’

Now I’m writing! And knitting!

Some things have been happening. Only I have posted them at Deviantart, not here. Time to rectify that!

It is mostly all about the Dragon Age, for I have played through DA: Inquisition three times now (plus cycling back through the first two games to bring my total count up to 4 times for DA: Origins, 3 times plus one current playthrough in progress for DA2, and 3 times for Inquisition) and am clearly obsessed enough that fanfiction had to happen. So it did.

Knitting also happened and was very cool.

I will direct you to the Deviantart posts in lieu of a longer post for now, but I might write up more here later.

The knitting:

I wanted to knit something inspired by DA, and the various heraldry symbols for all the factions and characters turned out to be suitable to convert to a color-knitting chart. So I made some bookmarks as swatches to try out my charts, and to try out some different knitting techniques! I usually knit fair isle for colorwork, so I did that first (the purple/yellow Templar bookmark). Then I tried intarsia – first time I’ve used that technique! It was…a crazy lot of ends. (the blue/white Templar bookmark) Finally I made the green Tevinter bookmark in double knitting and that is my new knitting obsession. I want to knit everything in Alaisdair Post-Quinn’s Double Knitting class on Craftsy, which was what I watched to figure out how to make the bookmark! But now I want to drop the DA knitting (no…actually, I really don’t) and knit all the samples in that class! aaaagh!

Three Dragon Age Bookmarks by durandir on DeviantArt

The stories: (Spoilers for DA:I and DA2 below the cut)

Continue reading ‘Now I’m writing! And knitting!’

Blogger Gatherings!

Click the button for reports from the 2010 Spring Blogger Gathering, hosted by Linett of Nimrodel!

Berethron of Brandywine hosted the 2010 Summer Blogmoot.

The Winter Blogmoot was held on December 4, 9 p.m. EST at the home of Telwen of Silverlode.

Next up: The Spring Blogmoot of 2011 shall return to Nimrodel with Tuiliel (Whart, aka user-1027520) hosting! Linett is looking forward to another local moot!



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