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Slightly off list

I was just noticing that someone is really downarrowing my slash music video of Miami Vice's "Temper of Revenge" by Julia Ecklar.

It's always been a strong video in our community, but I fear that there's an anti faction among one of the communities I post in that is horrified by some of the lyrics. "My partner was meant to be part of me - we were sealed in both body and soul."

If any slash supporters like the video, I would really appreciate getting some countering up arrows.

By the way, the Miami Vice Playlist has 8 videos in it.

Best, Mary

Dale Menton takes revenge on Castillo

I'm looking for an old story that takes place right after Golden Triangle pt 2. Dale Menton feels that Castillo made him lose face n front of his boss Lao Li and he takes revenge by kidnapping and raping (or having his goons do it) Sonny thinking Castillo and Sonny are lovers. His first mistake was in touching one of Castillo's men. His second mistake was in calling up Castillo in the middle of the night and rubbing his nose in it. That mistake proves to be fatal. The horrible act is the catalyst for hidden emotions to come out and Martin and Sonny do become lovers.
Miami Vice bb Drinks

Fic: Where the Drinks Are Cold

Disclaimer: None of the characters are mine. I do not profit from this story.

Title: Where the Drinks Are Cold
Author: trollmela
Artist: nickygabriel
Characters: Sonny Crockett, Ricardo Tubbs, OCs, appearances by the rest of the Miami Vice squad
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: The entire series
Beta: spike_1790
Word count: 17,737

Summary: It’s been four years since Rico left Miami and last saw Sonny. He’s gone back to the NYPD and is working with a new partner when his boss sends them to track down a missing detective, who headed south for unknown reasons. Their search leads them to old friends in Miami, and ultimately from the Keys, where Rico finally has a chance to meet Sonny again, to the Bahamas, where especially Sonny and Rico’s skills in working undercover are required.

Author’s notes: This was written for the casestory big bang. Thanks goes to nickygabriel for volunteering to create art, which turned out absolutely amazing and I encourage everyone to look at, and for organizing the big bang.

Link to Art Master Post: Miami Vice Story Illo
Links to Story Chapters: Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5
Earth Duck!

Small Fandoms Bang still looking for artists

I've mentioned this before in a previous post but here we go again:

Until 31 January the smallfandombang is still looking for artists.

The Small Fandom Bang is a big bang for any small fandom and there's a long list of them for you to check out. Art includes not only graphics and videos, but also fanmixes and podfics. For more information, please see the FAQ.

If you are not familiar with a fandom, don't worry too much, authors will help artists with with character descriptions, screencaps, etc if necessary.

You can find the whole post calling for artists, including the current list of fandoms authors are writing for, here. If you decide to sign up, you can do so at the Artist Sign-Up Post.

I know people will be very grateful for every artist who signs up!
BOC - bright

Yuletide Update

Uh oh! Yuletide is working a little differently this year than I had thought. Each person can nominate up to three fandoms, but only four characters for each of those fandoms. (Previously, it sounded like any characters with tags in the archive would be available, but that's not the case.) Only characters specifically nominated will be available to request during signups, and the mods are asking people not to make character requests in the details section this year.

I have nominated Rico, Sonny, Marty, and Gina.

If someone wants the rest of the main cast or other characters, they'll have to nominate MV as well. (But you don't need to nominate anybody I have: one nomination is enough to get something in as long as the fandom is rare enough for yuletide.) The mod post explaining nominations is here. The nominations period is also very short: now through Monday. Signups will be next week. This is a much shorter period than in previous years, so nominate and sign up ASAP if you're interested.

And for those not in the know, Yuletide is a rare fandoms secret santa fic exchange. It's open to all sorts of content depending on what your recipient likes and what you feel comfortable writing: het, gen, slash, explicit, non-explicit, etc. Stories need to be at least 1,000 words; the due date is in December. You will need an AO3 account to participate. If you don't have one yet, the Yuletide mods should have some invites, and I think I also have a couple extra.

Don't let this be a sad, Vice-less Yuletide!
Earth Duck!

A post for everyone: prompters, writers and artists

(Posted with amonitrate's kind permission)

If you've always wanted someone to write a story for your Miami Vice prompt, take a look at the current Small Fandoms Fest. You can submit prompts for any small fandom until November 21, and I’d certainly love to see some more Miami Vice prompts and, of course, fills.

In a similar matter, the smallfandombang is looking for artists. It’s a multifandom big bang for all small fandoms and while I seem to be the only one working on a Miami Vice fic, there are a lot of writers and fandoms who’d love to have an artist to work with. You can sign up here until January 31, 2012.
BOC - bright


Yuletide signups won't happen for a while yet, but the first brainstorming posts are already going up. I'm hoping those of us in multiple fandoms will come sign up again this year. I'll be nominating MV for sure, so you'll all have three nomination slots free if you're interested.

As things stand right now on AO3, MV has the following characters (so if you want anybody else, you'd have to nominate them):

Gina Calabrese
Jack Gretsky
Larry Zito
Martin Castillo
Ricardo Tubbs
Sonny Crockett
Stan Switek
Trudy Joplin