Highlander Chronicles

Saturday, February 14, 2009

8:35PM - rec: Romance in Seacouver by pat_t

One more Valentine's Day rec: this one's got a nice patina on it, and it well worth going back for another read.

It's a nice Methos-gets-kidnapped story. Gina and Robert de Valicourt plot and are quite dense and make big trouble, and there is a seriously Determined!Duncan. And some hot, hot slash.

So, go and read it already! Romance in Seacouver by [info]pat_t

8:26PM - rec: Waiting on a Friend by adabsolutely

For this year's Valentine's Day rec it's a bit of a reminder of the past -- just a year ago, when this delightful story made its debut.

It's not that long, but it's sweet, and just the tiniest hint of bittersweet, and with some great banter, and a nice DM/M romance and then some delectable slash.

Just step back a little bit, and enjoy the story: Waiting on a Friend by [info]adabsolutely

Saturday, February 7, 2009

3:56PM - rec: Watching Joe's Hands by lexywrites

This story is over at the hlfiction.net archive. It's very short, so to say anything about it might be too much. But I will say it is witty and very naughty. It'll take you all of thirty seconds, and it'll be a lot of fun.

Watching Joe's Hands

Saturday, January 24, 2009

11:24AM - rec: Baudelaire, Le Vampire by the_obscure

Title: Baudelaire, Le Vampire

Author: [info]the_obscure

Link: http://the-obscure.insanejournal.com/50285.html

Why? Because it's Methos and Dracula! Because it's darkly funny, very edgy, tainted with death, and you sort of think they're friends, but there's certainly an undercurrent between them that isn't exactly friendly. And there's a little twisty bit at the end that is so Methos, and gives you just one more tidbit look into his past.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

7:00PM - taterville update: Echoes by sidhe_woman

New story by [info]sidhe_woman ! It's very fabulous. You should go and read it right away and tell her it is awesome.

Title: Echoes

Author: [info]sidhe_woman

Link: Echoes

Pairing: DM/M

Rating: adult, slash

Summary: In the land of the Abenaki, Methos' past intersects with his present.

Monday, January 12, 2009

1:12PM - rec: A Place to Stand

I think almost everyone has already read this, because it is fantastic, but just in case you missed it, take a moment and go read.

This story manages to be both a great episode-type story, as well as reveal insights into Methos and Duncan's characters and their feelings about each other. It's a beautiful read, set in a location one doesn't usually see in HL stories, and it is fulfilling and a bit achy.

A Place to Stand by Merriman

Friday, January 2, 2009

5:35PM - rec: Joe drabble

This is just a drabble in length, but it is a perfect, telling moment about Joe. Take the thirty seconds to read it, you'll be very glad.

Joe's drabble by holde_maid

Current mood: rec-tastic

Sunday, December 28, 2008

6:58PM - taterville update: Tides of Change by Sidhe_Woman

The ever-clever [info]sidhe_woman has completed her masterful crossover between Tides of War and Noah's Ark.

It's novel-length, insightful, and full of adventure. As usual, she does an amazing job with all the secondary characters, really bringing them to life, and making the world they inhabit so very real. This story is going to hook you bad.

Here's the direct link to the index page with all the information:
Tides of Change

The link to the actual story is at the bottom, and the story is a pdf file.

Although not strictly Highlander, because of the two main characters she is using and the actors that played them in the two fandoms (AP and PW), I think this story will really work for those who enjoy Highlander fare.

Please note that the story *is* available from the main taterville listings page, but that it is not at the very bottom of Sidhe Woman's stories, it's third up from the bottom. Her series-in-progress take the bottom two slots since they are both active.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

2:34PM - hlh_shortcuts stories now being posted

Quick heads up!

The holiday story fest began a couple days ago and there's a wealth of stories. Go, enjoy, and please remember to feedback!


Saturday, September 13, 2008


Sign up for the Highlander Holiday story exchange is now open:


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1:00PM - Fic: 'My Guardian Dear' (01/01)

Characters: Methos, OFC.
Notes: PG, Highlander, crossover with Pirates of the Caribbean, a story in the ‘Echoes the Sea’ series. Prequel to One Day.
Summary: Guardian angels can be found in the strangest places, even amongst pirates in lands far from home.

'My Guardian Dear'

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

3:39PM - Fic: 'The Currency of Trust' (03/03)

Characters: Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Obadiah Stane, OFC.
Notes: PG13, Complete, Iron Man with the concept of immortality from Highlander, set just after Rhodey blows Tony off, and the day before the Board of Directors meeting that Stane attends in New York. Implied Tony/Pepper. Many thanks to [info]ninjababe and [info]strangevisitor7 for the beta -- it's much appreciated!
Summary: The bright light of day can’t quite dispel the darkness that surrounds Tony, so the people closest to him do their best to help with a little love and a few chocolate chip waffles.

'The Currency of Trust' (03/03)

Friday, July 18, 2008

11:40AM - HL fic, "Reciprocal Moves"

I've posted a small slashy fic over here

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

8:42PM - fic link: Strip Tease

Over at my IJ, there's a short little tease of a ficlet. I think the title is probably enough enticement, though it's not what you think. *g*

Link: Strip Tease

4:12PM - Explanation of waves theory in slash

Woohoo! Neat summarizations by [info]princessofg here -- and this makes much, much more sense in terms of the history of HL slash. Highlander has missed some trends in formal experimentation and some trends in topics and tropes; but in terms of the "four waves" theory, it's easier to compare what's going on here with what's going on in other fandoms, both old and new.

It still doesn't address the current state of fiction writing and reading (and feedback!) overall within HL -- but it would be interesting to try to talk about that in terms of the waves. Fifth wave? Or has the fandom become so small that one swallow a summer makes?

Also a discussion about whether or not comparable progressions exist in het here

ETA: The main wave theory text above was written in 1996 (!). A different version of waves of writing/participation in fandom from a decade later is here (by elspethdixon).

Monday, July 14, 2008

8:18AM - HL on Live Long and Marry

Today is the last day to bid on [info]livelongnmarry offers.

 Highlander offers are still available, many of them for bargain current bids:
[info]eance offering Paris photos;
[info]obsessed1 offering beta, fic, and podfic recording;
[info]unrequited_rain offering podfic recording;
[info]amand_r offering a journal filled with fic, poetry, and art;
[info]anglopollyanna offering fic;
[info]lferion offering fic;
[info]marys_scribbles offering fic;
[info]unovis_lj offering fic as letters mailed to you and fic
[info]juniperphoenix offering beta;
[info]shadadukal offering icons.

 Live Long and Marry fundraiser auction through July 14, showing fandom support for marriage equality, raising money for the fight against the California initiative.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Has anyone been following this discussion (Something's lost in translation) on seperis's LJ? It's over 253 comments and I believe still going on, and it's absolutely fascinating, particularly in light of writing in Highlander -- because while I can see a huge and distinct difference between stages in old and later writing in HL, I can't see it progressing the way the other fandoms are described here, which makes me feel -- let's say, odd.

The discussion is wide-ranging and hard to summarize: basically, it began with seperis saying that some stories she read recently struck her as odd, as working from unfamiliar premises, and she couldn't quite put her finger on why and how they were odd. And possibly a different style or a different era of writing on LJ had something to do with it? And then the discussion began. A real discussion, most of it, mostly free from academic stances and language, about waves and changes in writing styles across different fandoms. About different styles on lists, LJ, and ff.net, and where old styles persist.

But it seemed to me that most of the descriptions and summaries there, of waves of writing styles and intent, never really engaged Highlander the way they did SV or SGA or popslash or now bandom and SPN.

[info]musesfool defined LJ "house style" in this thread as:
"I think LJ-fandom as a whole - across various fandoms - has an aesthetic that is readily identifiable: tight third person limited POV (and often only one narrator per story), present tense, shorter paragraphs, character-driven even in heavily plotty stories, heavier on dialogue and sex than on action. Less likely to be an endless WIP."

And later, someone described contemporary writing as "ironic detachment" -- and [info]shayheyred remarks here that:
"We live in the land of meta and irony now.

I came to DS and wrote one story on the lists, and then was on LJ, so I'm kind of a post-Cesperanza-wave person. The diffence I've found is this: old-school slash might have a story in which the characters are, say, a were-unicorn (Man from UNCLE) or an elf (pretty much every older fandom pre-LJ) or the boys are pregnant. They were SERIOUS about this,even if there was an element of whimsy. But today writers routinely give characters wings, tentacles, pointed ears, impregnate them, change their gender - whatever.Now they're chockful of irony; sometimes they're labeled crackfic. We've gone post-modern. We're winking at the reader more these days, something that I don't remember seeing often back in the day."

I don't really see HL as conforming that rigidly to LJ house style as defined there; and I certainly don't see the majority of fic containing ironic detachment. If anything, in this past year we've seen a rollback to old styles. Or no styles.

What do you think?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

12:56PM - Fic: 'The Currency of Trust' (01/??)

Title: The Currency of Trust
Author: [info]ithildin
Rating: PG13
Warnings/Notes: WIP, crossover with Iron Man. Many thanks to [info]ninjababe and [info]strangevisitor7 for the beta -- it's much appreciated!
Character(s): Original Immortal Character, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Obadiah Stane.
Summary: The bright light of day can’t quite dispel the darkness that surrounds Tony, so the people closest to him do their best to help with a little love and a few chocolate chip waffles.

Monday, June 30, 2008

11:53AM - Live Long and Marry fan auction

This is the last day before the bidding begins for Live Long and Marry ([info]livelongnmarry), a fan auction raising money for organizations fighting the California initiative that would legally destroy existing same-sex marriages and ban further ones.
Information on offering services and goods to sell, bidding for offers, and making donation after winning are here.*

At present two fans are offering Highlander fic and one is offering to write Methos crossed into one of her other fandoms. No one has yet offered Highlander vids or art. Anyone else interested in participating?

There are some very interesting things there, including some pro SFF writers who are offering signed books, fiction, and professional critiques of your writing. (Elizabeth Bear will read and crit your fanfic!). There are also offers of baked goods, jewelry, art, vids, clothing, audio recording of your fic, and other delightful things. Listings give minimum bids and buy-it-now amounts (the first bidder and first bidder only has the option of pledging that amount and winning the bid).

Bidding lasts from July 1 to July 15. 

*I haven't seen anywhere a deadline for posting offers. It seems you can post offers up to the end of bidding.

Friday, June 27, 2008

10:57AM - All Highlander episodes up on hulu.com

Every season of Highlander on hulu streaming video for free -- and legal.
Season One had been available previously, but now it's all there.
One caveat: I haven't watched them yet, so I don't know which edits are there. Anyone seen the Season One eps? Are these the sanitized USAnetwork versions with "ass" and "bitch" and similar mild language excised? The running times vary from episode to episode on the site, 48+ to 49+ minutes each, and a curious 1:37:45 for Revelations 6:8, which I'm watching now.

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