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Edit: I'm sure there were nice gaps between the lines when I wrote this. SUPERDENSE.

Just... thinking out loud about the Blue AU a little. )
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Title (chapter): Future Tense (14)
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Where Skywarp flies out to New Vos to avoid Thundercracker I MEAN visit his fellow alien-abductee, and gets a little useful information to add to his campaign to get-starscream-interested-in-this-if-it-kills-me. You can't avoid your wingmates forever, though. And didn't anyone ever tell you that saying "if it kills me" is really tempting fate...?

‘‘Future Tense’’, Chapter Fourteen )

A Musical Interlude

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 12:52 am
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Every now and then, I come across a song that reminds me of my Blue AU, and I have totally fallen in love with this one:

Musings and more music under the cut... )

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"Keeping It"

Friday, 7 April 2017 07:22 pm
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Title (chapter): Keeping It
Series: G1-based “Blue” AU
Words: ~5123
Setting – Deixar, Cybertron. “Blue” AU, probably about 8 years (1 deci-vorn?) before the missing Skywarp finally reappears.

It’s good to have family for when you need to get out of a jam, right? Whitesides just happens to get into bigger jams than most. )
Crossposted also to Tumblr.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 17:47: One 6 and one no service at Ipswich hospital since 5pm, any update on service please @ipswichbuses ?
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A/N: Grumpy bike is grumpy.

Just the start of something I've been batting about for a few months. I posted a few scraps a while ago, this is the proper start. Not sure I'm going to bother posting it to AO3 /, though.

Set some time after "Future Tense", although I'm not sure precisely when. (In my later notes, Seem is behaving remarkably civilly towards Skywarp so I'm thinking it's probably after "Remember Me", even.)

Read more... )
If I get anywhere further with writing this, it does progress beyond a certain femme griping about her partner...

Edit: Edited the unfinished junk masterpost to add a couple of new titles, as I started bouncing "Keeping It" around a few days ago. We'll see if that goes anywhere.
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I am safely back from an absolutely amazing week of working with colleagues from the UK and Mozambique in Beira Central Hospital. I am also knackered, after 13 hours of flying (including through thunderstorms, which was a little hair-raising for my second only long-haul flight).

I'm so glad BBC4 is showing their guide to plane crashes TONIGHT, now I'm back home.

I hope to have some photographs later, once I've extracted them from my camera / phone. :)


(Edit: Guess who came home looking forwards to a shower then remembered she'd turned the hot water off because she wasn't going to be at home for a week? *facepalm*)

Debbie Trueman

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 05:58 pm
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Dear Debbie Trueman,

I hope you Google your name and find this, because I have no other way of getting in contact with you:

PLEASE stop giving people "debbie at" as your email address, because it doesn't exist, and I'm tired of getting all your personal emails.

You never have any good gossip, anyway.

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  • Wed, 08:16: Pretty sure the bus driver this morning is trying to hit lightspeed.

Only Human

Friday, 30 September 2016 01:06 am
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This plotless incomplete ficbit appeared out of the ether the other night and refused to budge until I’d written a little of it. I don't think it's going to go anywhere and no, I have zero idea of context ^__^ . I haven't got as far as wondering WHY any of it happened.

I have a second idea lurking in the wings – “Nothing Set in Stone” – which is also product of a dream, but that one can wait. I haven’t even decided if I want to upload it. It’s gone a bit weird. (People will probably be able to guess at least some elements of the plot based on the title and my love of puns.)

Plotless fluff below cut )

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Some of the other works I’m sort of fiddling with, in an effort to get back into writing. (You may note a lot are based on dreams. Yes, I dream about TFs a lot. (And more than this list would imply, too. ¬_¬))
02/02/2017: Edited to add some links to finished works, and to clarify this is only a list of stories I'm working on at the moment. Things I finished a while ago aren't being listed.

Remember Me (Blue AU 4)
Follows “Future Tense”, assuming I ever finish it…
You know he’s still out there. With an empty trophy room shelf, with your name on it?
The war is over. Cybertron is settling into a new age of peace and recovery, the wounds of a thousand vorns of civil war slowly healing.

Away on a distant mud-ball world, the warlord everyone had allowed themselves the luxury of forgetting is biding his time, watching and waiting for the perfect time to strike.

Well, you don't put work into rebuilding if the traitors willingly do it all for you. You just need to wait.

Happiness and Beauty
Prompt based. (“Happiness” was Jan 1st and “Beauty” was Jan 2nd. 2015. See how long I’ve been poking it?) Waveguide gets away from the Seekers buzzing around his airspace, and finally locates something like inner peace.

Needs / Wants
Different Kinds of Heat

Two shorts with Pulsar and Thundercracker, set immediately after the second fax!Skywarp has been “dealt with”.
(One of these days I’ll remember if I called it “needs/wants” or “wants/needs”)

Not Age Appropriate
My take on the whole “character is regressed into a sparkling” trope; I’ve always thought it was cute, but my writing doesn’t usually go that way. I think I might have lampshaded it, somewhat…

“See? You polish up pretty nice, when you put your mind to it.”
New Vos is recognised as an autonomous state, at last, and Skywarp finally has a bath.

Based on a dream. Sooort of a play on words; as in, I’ve always ascribed to the notion that TF genders are never fixed, they can change them if they need or want to. How would everyone handle it, though?
(I’m not sure if this is worth pursuing, I don’t know I can do it justice.)

Anger Mismanagement (Done!)
Everybody knew it was a near-certainty that a sparkling raised by former Decepticons would at least have an element of violence in his upbringing, but nobody expected quite such a huge change in Slipstream's behaviour - from that bright-eyed, friendly sparkling to a hostile, belligerent adolescent. Just what has happened since his family's trine crashed out of the war to work such a huge burr into the little mech's plating?

Learning Curve
Follow up to Anger Mismanagement. Sort of.

The Wrong Trousers (aka “Refluxed”)
From a list of prompts for “coupled characters”: Describe or Draw… One borrowing the other’s clothes
Well, since robots don’t wear clothes, what else could they swap?
Skywarp has never seen a seeker so keen to walk friggin’ everywhere.

Based on a dream. This one started out very strange, and has gone even stranger.

Seem makes a new ‘friend’ when Greenbolt moves into his dorm.

Skywarp vs the Volcano
Jet turbines and volcanic ash are not a good mixture.

It’s very difficult to focus when someone it pelting you with snowballs.

Seems like rain
Sometimes it only takes a misunderstanding

Take the Initiative
"Guys like me and TC aren’t that good at noticing subtle hints. We’ve spent most of a lifetime fighting Autobots whose idea of ‘subtle’ was ‘shoot the fraggers out of the sky’. Right? So, if you wanna get us to notice something, you’ve gotta beat it into our heads with a mallet. …some of us with a bigger mallet than others, granted."

Nothing Set in Stone
Ugh. Skywarp!
Just because a planet LOOKS uninhabited doesn't mean it IS.
(This is already 13,000 words of rubbish, haha.)

Keeping It
Whitesides has never been very good at keeping himself out of trouble, and you don't get much bigger problems than an unplanned pregnancy... but sometimes the biggest problem is finding someone you trust enough to talk to about it.

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