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Title: I'll be the one to guide you home

Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1,225
Summary: It's just a stupid crush. She'll get over it.
Note: Written for the where_no_woman Darwin fic fest. Prompt was Darwin/Sulu: I'll be the one to guide you home is from thistlerose.
Title: Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you
Rating: PG
Wordcount 2,437
Summary: Aisha Darwin has perfectly steady assignments on perfectly ships. And she is just fine with this. Really.
Note: Written for the where_no_woman Darwin fic fest. Prompt is from igrockspock and was Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you. (Bonus points for Sulu friendship fic). Beta by the ever lovely loneraven!

They told you that Starfleet was the best of the best...
9th-Aug-2013 11:36 am - come join womenverse!

womenverse | womenverse | womenverse

Womenverse is an awesome place where every challenge is focused on female characters and we all love the Trek ladies so its a match made in fangirl heaven. To join a team, check out the application page here

And if you join make sure to say raktajinos sent you!

(and mods I hope this is okay - I read the FAQ and it didn't say it was not allowed :D)
8th-Aug-2013 11:42 pm - Beverly Crusher Short Fic: Guilt
Title: Guilt
Character: Beverly Crusher
Rating: PG
Word Count: 285
Summary: "As I lean across the table and silence my poor bearer of bad news with a kiss, I can’t help but notice that being a horrible person feels so good." A companion piece to Shame. Beverly learns of her husband's death and has to deal with her guilt over her feelings for Jean-Luc at a whole new level. AU, pre-series.

As I lean across the table and silence my poor bearer of bad news with a kiss, I can’t help but notice that being a horrible person feels so good.Collapse )
5th-Aug-2013 10:11 pm - Beverly Crusher short fic: Shame
Title: Shame
Character: Beverly Crusher
Rating: PG
Word Count: 172
Summary: "I love Jean-Luc Picard. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that." A very short AU oneshot I wrote about Beverly Crusher's internal conflict as she struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Jean-Luc. Pre-series.

(In my slightly angsty little universe, Beverly was in love with Jack when she married him, but she slowly grew to just see him as a friend, which is the source of much hardship.)

Enjoy! I'd love feedback if you're willing to give it!

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ds9 dax
Title: Tease
Pairing: Jadzia Dax/Kira Nerys
Rating: NC-17
Summary: PWP. “Getting aroused on duty? A bit unprofessional, don't you think?” Could be considered part of my Not For Money and Not For Food series, but seriously, it's just sex, it doesn't require much context.
Warnings: Mild D/s, reference to bondage, anal play

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24th-Jul-2013 12:14 pm - Darwin Fest Reminder
Guys, what gives? Don't you want to claim your prompts for the Darwin Fest? So far I've only seen two prompts claimed--we can do better than this, can't we?
Title: Third-hand Knitwear
Pairing: Jadzia Dax/Kira Nerys (With a reference to Julian Bashir/OMC)
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Discussion of past rape.
Summary: In a different world, Nerys would have grown up praying for love, for diligence at her school work, and for patience when dealing with her family. This Nerys grew up praying for strength, fortitude, and for the Cardassians to leave her alone. Living on the station with her memories of occupied Bajor is harder than Nerys thought it would be.
Note: Part of the Not For Money and Not For Food series". Reading the rest of the series is not necessary to follow this fic, but it probably makes more sense in context. I have recently started watching DS9 for the first time, and at the time of writing this, I have yet to see the whole series, so if some elements of this story disagree with later canon, that's why. Comments and criticism are hugely appreciated.

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10th-Jul-2013 04:44 pm(no subject)
T'Pring, Kal-if-fee
Title: Gaila: Fifty shades of red
Word count: drabbles, 200-500 words, incomplete
Pairings: Gaila/Scotty
Rating: Teen
Summary: She's a stranger in a strange land, but she'll get by with a little help from her friends. Fifty Gaila drabbles about the colour red, prompt from the lovely teaoli

Part 4 - Tomato; Part 5 - Northern Cardinal; Part 6 - Rust; Part 7 & 8 - a Valentine (Rose / Corundum); Part 10 - Sailor's delight (aargh! I missed 9, and none of my reviewers noticed!); Part 11 - Titian; Part 12 - Poppy

Start here and Go Gaila!
5th-Jul-2013 02:31 pm - Claim Your Prompts for Darwin Fest

1. Visit the Darwin Prompts Post and find the prompt you want. Then -- assuming it hasn't already been claimed by someone else -- comment with CLAIMED. Now the prompt is yours!
2. Remember, you can only claim one prompt until 5th August 2013. After that, you can come back and claim up to two more prompts.
3. When you've picked out your prompts, claim a posting date here. Each comment thread represents a posting day. Comment to claim a space. No more than three people may post on a given day.
4. Sound easy? I hope it is! If not, the first comment thread on this post is for question/concerns. (ETA: If you want to participate but would like a different date from those listed below, let me know. Also, if the dates I've listed fill up, I'll add some more.)
1st-Jul-2013 04:26 pm - Fic: Commencement (T'Pring, G)
i have secrets no one should know | Nata
Title: Commencement
Rating: G
Characters: T'Pring, Spock
Summary: T'Pring had never expected to leave Vulcan, much less join Starfleet.
Word Count: 835
Content Notes: N/A
Author's Notes: This is a stand-alone snippet of a long-abandoned WIP I liked far too much to leave languishing in my WIP file.

AO3 | LJ
Fic: Hedonism
Relationship: Kira Nerys/Jadzia Dax
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Content: Discussion of malnutrition and death during the Occupation of Bajor. Contains breast-play and biting during sex.
Summary: Home is sweat and smoke and starvation, Nerys thought, and threw the perfume bottle against the wall. Nerys struggles with her memories of the Occupation and the loss of her family. Jadzia does her best to help her out. Contains angst and comfort sex.
Author's Note: Continuation of From a Small Moon. It's not necessary to read the first part to follow this, but it probably works better in context.

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25th-Jun-2013 07:31 am - Apologies, Darwin Fest, and New Mods
First, I'd like to apologize for not getting the Darwin Fest claims post up and running. I've been out of town for work the past week, and the promised hotel wi-fi was completely non-existent. Then my iPad charger died, so I couldn't even go to Starbucks to use the internet. Prompts are still coming in, so if you feel the urge, come by and leave a few here.

Also, endeni made us an awesome promo banner.

We also have two new mods joining our team - yeomanrand and justwolf. Since I am on my way out of town yet again, they are going to decide on new claims and posting dates for our fest. They will also be keeping an eye on our moderation queue and tag list, and all sorts of other modly stuff. I'm super excited to have them on board!
Star Trek
Title: Amnesty for the Brokenhearted
Rating: teen (for references to things that happened in STID)
Characters: Carol, with unrequited Carol/Christine, and references to past Christine/Jim and Christine/Roger Korby
Notes: Many thanks to sail_aweigh for beta reading. 2,200 words.

Summary: Alone and grieving, Carol longs for the one person who could comfort her - but Christine Chapel is on the other side of the galaxy.

Read it on LiveJournal
Or on AO3
Fic: From a Small Moon
Relationship: Kira Nerys/Jadzia Dax
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Content: Discussion of past rape and abuse. Also includes light bondage and very light D/s.
Summary: Kira Nerys has always known she wants sleep with women, but she's never had the chance to explore her sexuality. When Jadzia Dax wants to be with her too, Kira can't quite believe her luck. Meanwhile, her experiences during the Occupation of Bajor are still very much alive in Kira's mind...
Author's Note: This fic was inspired by Major Kira's comment in the season two episode Necessary Evil. When Kira thinks that Odo might be propositioning her, she says, "I don't do that. Not for money and not for food." This made me think about Kira's experiences during the Occupation, and inspired this fic. I'm currently watching Deep Space Nine for the first time and I'm only at the beginning of season three, so if this fic containts elements that are inconsistent with later series, please forgive it.

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1. where_no_woman's mod team could use a new member or two...you know, so it can actually be a mod team instead of just little ol' me. Modding duties consist mostly of keeping an eye on the moderation queue, adding the occasional tag, and assisting with running or promoting fests. We have had only one incident of wank/trolling in this comm's entire four-year history, so life as a moderator here is fairly drama free. Interested? Have questions? PM igrockspock or email kantscategorical [at] gmail [dot] com and tell me why you'd like to be a moderator here.

2. Everyone sounded super excited about Darwin fest when I polled the comm, but the prompt post only has 16 prompts. What gives? As it stands, I don't think there are enough prompts for a real prompt-and-claim fest, so if you'd like to see it happen, get over there and start prompting! Also, my life is super-busy right now, so if anyone wants to help out by promoting the fest on your flist or relative Star Trek comms, that would be great!
9th-Jun-2013 09:46 pm - Darwin Fest Prompt Post
The verdict is in - it sounds like you guys want to celebrate Ensign Darwin as much as I do! We'll be hosting a good old fashioned prompt-and-claim fest. For those of you who haven't participated in one of those in this comm before, here's how it works. I've included the posting procedures for all you Type A advanced planners out there.

  • Anyone can prompt, even if you don't plan to write.

  • Leave as many prompts as you like, but only one per comment.

  • Het, gen, and femslash are all welcome, so long as Ensign Darwin remains the focus.

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    Questions or concerns? Please ask in the first comment thread of this post.

    P.S. If anyone can get me a decent pic of Darwin, I will make us a promo banner...or gratefully accept promo banners made by our comm members. *hint* *hint*
hey girl
an upbeat kind of dirge (17279 words) by screamlet
Fandom: Star Trek, Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Amanda Grayson/Sarek, James T. Kirk/Spock
Characters: Amanda Grayson, Spock, Sybok, Sarek, Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk, Christopher Pike, Nyota Uhura, Original Female Character(s)


If it had been her who died in the destruction of Vulcan.
She thinks about it, sometimes, when she can’t sleep at night.


AU: If Sarek had died in the destruction of Vulcan, but Amanda survived.

29th-May-2013 11:43 am - Rec Fest!
gaila: fight's losing me
Have you seen an awesome story about Trek ladies? Share it here! I know I can't be the only one longing for more stories about ladies!

All recs welcome - for STID, STXI, DS9, Voyager, TNG, TOS, etc. etc. Post links to stories hosted on any platform. LJ, AO3, Tumblr, and DW are all fair game.

Mind the spoilers when you read the comments, and use the following form to post:

P.S. Would anyone be up for a prompt-and-claim fest celebrating Navigation Officer Darwin?

P.P.S. I'll be soliciting applications for a co-mod soon. If you might be interested, start thinking about it!
Title: For One Last Landing
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Word count: 6,300
Rating: Teen
Pairing(s): Spock/Uhura
Summary: After they've saved the Earth and destroyed the Narada, all they have to do is figure out how to get back home.

On AO3
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