Sunday, June 6th, 2010

House MD: Adverse Events

Update: JFTR, I was enjoying reading At the Spectra by pgrabia (link to C11), but I have to stop reading it now, because: (1) Pgrabia hasn't posted any links to past chapters: (2) Pgrabia doesn't have an Author tag on Grabbing His Cane: (3) The mods have disabled anon comments on Cane so I can't ask where the previous chapters I missed are (4) Pgrabia disabled anon comments so I can't ask her where the previous chapters I missed are (5) The story isn't posted anywhere but Cane. (6) I'm not dead sure what the last chapter number I read was, and anyway without an author tag the only way to read previous chapters is to go back through the whole blog checking each chapter at a time, and I wasn't enjoying "Spectra" so extremely much that it's worth going to all that additional effort to find it. Memo to self: be better at tagging. Memo to others: for cryin' out loud, would it kill you to post a link to past chapters? It has been pointed out to me that I stupidly forgot to check! first link now goes there!
It has not escaped my attention that, since I posted The Cripple aka The Price of Friendship, a few other House/Wilson slavefic stories have been posted. Invariably (as far as I can tell) Wilson owns House.

...I feel it's time to redress that balance. A House/Wilson slavefic story in which House buys Wilson.

Adverse Events: A fifth season House/Wilson story with no spoilers beyond the end of fourth season. Inspired and giggle-beta'd by Pink Dormouse )
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

House md fic rec list

This list is being compiled primarily for my own benefit: though I am happy to take suggestions!

cut for length )

post-ep stories )
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

House MD: review/meta "Revelations"

Via the House/Wilson community on LJ, I discovered and read a really good story, and it bothered me a lot.

(Author's name: Alternatealto. It is important to note that the story would not have bothered me nearly so much if it had not been such a good story.)

spoilers for the story under the cut: also spoilers for 6th season House to 'be not afraid' )
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

House MD: Unminuted Statements

Takes place towards the end of "Babies and Bathwater".

If you think House deserves to go, if you think I deserve to go, Wilson deserved to go, then vote yes. But if you’re doing this because you are afraid of losing his money, then he’s right! He does own you. You have a choice. Maybe the last real one you’ll have here. )
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Dark Wilson Drabbles: Part 1 of 15

Why does Dark!Wilson work for me? (And a few hundred other fans of that "strange, dark guy".)

I recently read a House/Wilson story in which Wilson, late home from the hospital, is beaten up and badly burned by Amber. It's a lovely Sick!Wilson story, but it seems incredibly OOC for Amber. I love Suffering Wilson/Sarky Yet Caring House, but ... why not just put an OFC in there instead of Amber? It doesn't play off anything subtextual in the series about what we saw of the relationship between Amber and Wilson: it plays off a common anti-feminist motif in general culture that if a man is devoted to a woman it's because she's got her brand on him. I've read dark!Amber stories that worked for me when Amber and Wilson together were screwing House over, because, well, to a certain extent they did.

Sick/suffering!House and sick/suffering!Wilson both work for me (separately or together) because the best sick/suffering stories make actual the (mostly mental) pain they're both inflicting on each other due to being jerks who really can't communicate with each other very well.

Dark!Wilson works for me because the best Dark!Wilson stories turn the subtextual emotional/physical abuse which Wilson inflicts on House in the series into text.

So I pulled down a table of 75 dark!Wilson prompts, and... (The first five all take place pre-infarction.)

#001 Beginnings )

#002 Cigarette Burn )

#003 Silence )

#004 Drowning )

#005 Expectations )
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

House MD: Crack, flash, say amyloidosis!!

Second-season House MD. Total crack.

Crack, flash, say amyloidosis!! )

Part 2 )
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Friday, January 29th, 2010

Housekink meme: I wasn't expecting THAT

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The prompt was A threesome I really hadn't thought of )

So, er...NSFW! )

Authorial Noting )


Update, 6th Feb: The other prompt I'd been looking at (what? It was on the first page!) was Read more... )

Also NSFW )

Authorial Noting )
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Saffic in House MD

Years ago at Redemption I was on a panel about "How come there isn't more f/f slash in slash fandom"? (Or at least, that's what the panel turned into. I can't remember at this distance in time if that was anything close to the original topic.)

Someone on the panel (might even have been me) talked about how even in series where there are two or more characters and they talk to each other and have their own relationship, etc, they never seem to be depicted with the same kind of emotional intensity we see on onscreen m/m relationships.

Someone from the audience asked the panel "Okay, if that's why, what f/f relationships on TV/in fiction can you see as having that kind of emotional intensity?"

And I said, when it was my turn to answer, having had time to think about it: "Cuddy and Stacy".

They clearly know, like, and talk to each other, independently of the relationship each of them has with House.

But, as I realised when thinking it over afterwards, one reason why I could not see myself writing the story is: none of the scenes marching into my mind were passing the Bechdel test. They kept talking to each other. But always, always House came up.

What else might Stacy Warner and Lisa Cuddy talk to each other about besides Greg House?
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The Games: The Cripple

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), and The Gambler (seven parts).

This one-off story, like "The Network", takes place before the first part of "The Games" - about 14 years before - but thematically should be read between "The Gambler" and "The Pieces".

You can't always get what you want - but sometimes you get what you need )

The Pieces: part 1
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Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Disability and fanfiction: House and Mulcahy

Over at the Six Apart place, [info]vescoiya writes:
All of the current discussion of race in fanfiction and the whole issue of pay attention to what you write has made me think about another minority. The disabled minority. ..... Now oddly enough it is not that disability doesn't come up in fanfiction. It does. It is the way that it does most frequently. Normally what happens is that it is used as a plot device. X is horribly injured so now Y can help him and he realises his true feelings. Or it is used as an excuse for rather a lot of angst. In a lot of ways temporary disability or even permanent disability is the corner stone of h/c fiction.
Now fanfiction doesn't exactly do this with most of the other minorities. You do get homophobia in slash, but only in a small percentage of it. I've yet to see explicit racism portrayed if one ignores for the minute the general lack of ethnicities portrayed in fanfic. Yet, give someone a disability, and it is suddenly a plot point. Possibly because you are adding in something that was not there to begin with. You do get dsylexia casually referenced but that is about it.
I guess i'm asking where are the what if X was always blind fic? How about what if W was deaf? I mean we do get mental disabilities but only due to the extreme angst involved. I guess I'm asking why it isn't more commonly just a part of characterisation as opposed to if it is there then it ellipses everything else.

Cut for Goodbye, Farewell, Amen spoilers )
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Thursday, May 18th, 2006

House: Thank you for nothing

Update: Sooner or later, this journal will be suspended by LJ Abuse because of the default user icon. (For a summary of this issue, see: ljabuse blog.)

House MD, no second-season spoilers. Thanks are due to [info]carbonel for beta'ing, and to the [info]little_details for pesky details about appetizers and Wilson's age.

Thank you for nothing

Jane Carnall

Wilson leaned forward on his desk with his head in his hands. )
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