wtf?  They only needed two entries on the com.  I didn't add that much editing.  >.>

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"Alright, Avengers. You've been dancing for three and a half months now. Which means it's time to put your skills to the test!" )
A Solid Connection
By: Memory Dragon
Disclaimer: I do not own the Avengers movie-verse, nor do I make any claim to.
Characters: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Thor, Pepper Potts.
Warnings: While this is not a story about depression, it is a part of one of the characters in this story. Also, some mentions of past drug use and dancing as life lessons.
Rating: PG-13
Summary:  Tony sets up team bonding night with dance lessons. If only Steve didn't have so many issues with dancing...
Thanks: Many thanks as always to narwhale_callin, who was the only person who understood the jokes on 'Victor' and Lizzie's names for the anon version.  At least someone got it and laughed over them, even if it's only my beta.  <3
Notes: This was originally written for [livejournal.com profile] kahn for the Cap-IM Fic Exchange.  The prompt was "Tony and Steve, dancing" and a more general request for team-as-family.  This may have gone overboard with the latter, but hey.  A few things before we start though.

One, Lizzie (Casey in the original posting), 'Victor' (Theodore in the original posting.  Yeah, I totally named him that just to call him Teddy.  XD ), and his gentleman friend all come from another set of fics of mine, It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing.  You do not have to read those fics to understand this one.  Technically, Lizzie is the only OC here (and I sadly couldn't go into her as much as I wanted to since it was an anon posting and a gift fic), with 'Victor' being the Master in disguise from Doctor Who and his gentleman friend being the Third Doctor.  If you are unfamiliar with Who though, no worries.  You don't need to know anything about them and there's no complicated back story for either of them.  I just couldn't resist bringing Lizzie and the Master back for more dancing adventures across time and space, and you can read them like you would most normal OC's.  Just realize only Lizzie is actually mine.

Two, a note on the dance. West Coast Swing is not the swing dance you are thinking of. If you thought Grease and other movies of the sort, you're thinking either East Coast Swing or Jitterbug, or a dance along those lines. West Coast Swing is a completely different dance. If you would like to see what it looks like, look up West Coast Swing on youtube. If you'd like a place to start, here's two videos of Jack and Jill competitions. Jack and Jill basically means you have no idea who your partner is or what music you'll be dancing to until your name gets called and they start the music. There's no choreography and it's all improv, which is what you'd see if you went out to a Westie club. Well, a Westie club that pro dancers are at. Anyway, have a more technical dance video ( http://youtu.be/Y3i6kyLLB2g ) and one video to show the versatility of WCS with music ( http://youtu.be/W1DUvrbrp7U?t=1m11s ).

Three, this mostly came about because while there are some good 'teach Steve to dance' fics out there, none of them quite satisfied the dancer in me.  This was probably an inevitable fic.  Kahn just gave me proper excuse to write it.

Last of all, please enjoy the fic!

Steve Rogers looked down at his book, trying - and failing - to make sense of the words. )
There comes a time when I've finished all my fics and I have nothing really attention grabbing to do next, despite having a few possibilities.  That time is now.  I'm finishing up a Natasha scene for my Big Bang at the moment, but after that I'm a bit adrift with what to write next.

So that's where you guys come in.  Like last time, I make no promises.  I may or may not write the most popular plot bunny on here.  I may even attempt it and decide it's not working.  But this is just a poll to see what people are interested in reading.  If there's anyone other than Nar that actually checks this journal anymore, that is.

Plot bunnies ahoy! )

Now that you know your options, take the poll!

[Poll #1925978]

So there you have it.  Vote for your favorite, though I think my results might get skewed towards Whovian considering my flist.  If any of them still actually read this, that is.  Also, if you really want to make Mem a happy panda, there is always this prompt.  I'd just like to repeat my disclaimer, that I make no promises to actually write any of these.  This is just to see what interest there is and to see if anyone actually checks lj anymore.
There's only a bit of whining, I promise. )
So, first of all, I have finally listened to all the audios in the main line of Big Finish.  All current 172.  It only took me a few years.  I feel accomplished though.  Silly thing to feel accomplished about, but hey.  I fully recommend them, should you get the chance.  Also, the Destiny of the Doctor so far has been lovely.  Oh, Eleven.  Totally worth the $40, so don't just take my word for it.  So are the Fourth Doctor Adventures, btw.  The main thing is that I don't know what to start on next.  I've got three big choices, and I figured I'd ask you guys your opinion.  And hey, poll!

[Poll #1909080]

So, yeah, there's that.  On to the second fannish thing.  Sadly, I think this one will be mostly ignored since I don't think many people share the fandom.  Still, it's worth a shot.

Basically, I've been re-playing Chrono Trigger, as you do, and have gotten to the Kingdom of Zeal and all the lovely bits the game doesn't really fill out.  And for the first time I thought I might like some fic of this.  Except, I really don't want to spend my time searching through Chrono Trigger fics because I'm not that big on the fandom.  Which is where you guys come in.  Rec me good Schala and/or Magus/Janus fics.  Heck, I'll probably take a good fic even if it doesn't have to do with them, but those are the ones I'm mainly looking for.  Time-y whime-y is totally an added plus.  One specific game ending aside though, I'm really not sure I can handle Crono talking, so keep that in mind.

Thanks for the input! 
My typing is completed.  Both Amy-verse and Avengers long fic is typed up and awaiting betaing.  Life is good.  It only took me how long?  Let's not go into that.  Anyway, expect fic from me soon.

And now I'm going to go, since Chinese computers are being screwy and not letting me type more than a few words without clicking out of the browser.  l8r.
Dear Big Finish,

I have just listened to Gods and Monsters of the main line.  I would just like you to know that I am extremely not pleased with you right now.  At all.
Stop bloody killing my favorite characters, damn you.


Sincerely yours,
Memory Dragon

And yes, I did freak out my room mate by leaving in a huff to go and rant at the two fannish people I've met in the program so far.  Because that was rant worthy.  Anyone have any good Hex recs?
So they've finally revealed names for the [livejournal.com profile] cap_ironman gift exchange/secret santa.  I'll be posting mine to my lj, AO3, and possibly ff.net account soon with some new edits, but if you're too impatient you can check the com for History Lessons.  Right now though?  Now I can finally bitch about it. 

Mem is tired of long fic. )
So [livejournal.com profile] nemaline was playing around with The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test.  I asked her what she was talking about and she linked me, then I decided to run Lizzie Mathews through it to see if she passes.  XD  Here's how she held up.


So many of the questions didn't apply to her at all... )
It doesn't come out very often, and certainly not for most things people consider chick flicks, but every so often Mem gets a little gushy and likes things romantic.  Either that, or the world is ending and hell has frozen over.  Take your pick. 


The end of the world as we know it. )
So I was reading an article on the Best and Worst companions of DW.  I disagreed with them.  Not only did they list Rose as the second best, but Nyssa was one of the wost?  Which, granted, I'm not that big a Nyssa fan, but she was far from the worst character on the show.  Plus WHAT'S WRONG WITH K-9?  Just because you hate him is no reason to put him on the list.  There was also one talking about the best and worst Doctors, which I may have disagreed greatly on the topic of Nine.  >.> 

So here is my own list.  I will not be discussing the worst Doctors, because I'm rather fond of all of them despite my grumblings about Eight audios.  Besides, we all know my Doctor is Three.  But let's talk about companions, shall we?

Companions, Doctors, and other things. )
Guys.  Guys.  I just.  I don't know how to deal with this.  I really don't.  THEY'RE FENCING ON TOKYO TOWER.  And the Master's TARDIS, good God.  I'm half-tempted to post this to b_e, but I don't know if this is a video everyone has already seen or not. 



Seriously scarred for life right now.
So with Friday being the 49th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who, my mother and I have been watching one serial of each Doctor to celebrate.  Which does lead to some plot bunnies.


Barbara and Richard Mace plot bunnies therein. )
So, I shoot [livejournal.com profile] narwhale_callin a PM saying I've fallen prey to some fantastic Identity Porn over on AO3, and she comes back with a question of what it is.

Obviously, this is unacceptable.  So in case anyone else was wondering, have my thoughts on Identity Porn.


Identity Porn: far more amusing than real porn. )


LJ, why do you not have a terrified mood?  Because my mind is far more than scary...  I'm just going to watch this video again to clear my thoughts.
I...  I don't even.  Really.  There are some things that transcend pure brilliance and become something greater, something that mere humans do not have words to describe.  Its awesome is so epic that not even the great bards of old can come close to describing its glory.

This is one of them.

Honestly, I can die happy now.  That has like, made my life. 
Fair warning, this rant has severe case of AD-OS!  That's Attention Deficit - OH SHINY! 

I am far too sober to be this incoherent... )
Well, that's it for the third installment of Mrs. Pond and the Doctor.  I hope everyone enjoyed it!

The Ice Warriors and Mrs. Pond
By: Memory Dragon
Disclaimer: I do not own Doctor Who, nor do I make any claim to.
Characters:  Amy Pond, Third Doctor, Brigadier, Sergeant Benton, Ice Warriors.
Warnings: Amy's wrath at being captured yet again.  Nothing else too major this time though, unless you count awkward cliffhangers.
Rating: PG-13
Summary:  Amy is so through being captured.  It's the Doctor's turn this time, and the Brigadier is going to have to keep up if he's going to help her clear their names!
Notes: It's the end of the fic as we know it.  Hopefully, it was worth the wait.  Nar tells me it's the best ending of Amy-verse yet.
Thanks: Many thanks to narwhale_callin for betaing and putting up with my whining over how long it took to write.  <3 

For the other fics in Amy-verse, click the Amy-verse tag.

Chapter 1  Chapter 2 Chapter 3


"I'm sorry," the Doctor said finally. "I don't appear to be the person you're waiting for." )
So yeah.  Today is Wednesday.  Sorry 'bout that.  I did mention Tuesdays were awkward?  I was exhausted and a little under the weather yesterday, so I decided to just post today.  Sorry again for being late.  Also, happy 4th to all my fellow Americans!

The Ice Warriors and Mrs. Pond
By: Memory Dragon
Disclaimer: I do not own Doctor Who, nor do I make any claim to.
Characters:  Amy Pond, Third Doctor, Brigadier, Sergeant Benton, Ice Warriors.
Warnings: Amy's wrath at being captured yet again.  Nothing else too major this time though, unless you count awkward cliffhangers.
Rating: PG-13
Summary:  Amy is so through being captured.  It's the Doctor's turn this time, and the Brigadier is going to have to keep up if he's going to help her clear their names!
Notes: Good Lord, I hate Ice Warrior names.  I really, really do.  So awkward to type.  Also, this chapter is a bit longer than the others and the last one will be short.  Nar suggested a more conventional cliff-hanger that would give the chapters some semblance of similar length, but I ended up liking the chapter end better here.  More dramatic, I think.  Hopefully you'll forgive the lack of equality in the length and enjoy it anyway.
Thanks: Many thanks to narwhale_callin for betaing and putting up with my whining over how long it took to write.  <3 

For the other fics in Amy-verse, click the Amy-verse tag.

Chapter 1  Chapter 2 


"I suggest you release Mrs. Pond," the Brigadier said, gaze never leaving the Ice Warrior. )

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