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Permission to translate fics

Since I'm no longer on LJ much, and rarely check messages anymore, I wanted to put this notice here. I'm getting a lot of translation requests, and sometimes, unfortunately, I can be very late in responding because I'm not around much anymore. So I wanted to say this to anyone who's interested in making a translation of any of my fics.

Thank you for your interest, I'm thrilled you liked the story, and please translate away.

The only thing I insist upon is that you include the link to the original text in your translation wherever you post.
Sending me a link with your translation would be nice, too ;)

Thanks!
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That old song again

I’ve seen several discussions on the nature of concrit in fandom and, to be honest, I mostly rolled my eyes and thought ‘oh my God, here we go again.’ Then things kept piling up. I saw a post on tumblr where a girl swears she’d punch the next person who dares to say that Arthur and Merlin are maybe more than just friends. To me, it translates pretty much into her wanting to take on the entire fandom, but I don’t know, maybe she’s in such a great physical shape, she’d actually pull that off. Then I saw a comment on one of the Russian boards about my old Star Trek story, and it turns out I spat that reader in the face with it, because Roddenberry created his universe as a happy-go-lucky utopia where the only bad guys were aliens (the bad kind, I’m guessing), and how dare I show a world ‘more like ours’ where ugly is mixed with the pretty. Realism is bad taste these days, huh?

Anyway, it all got me thinking, a bit nostalgically perhaps. It’s funny. I wrote every kind of story out there. Short, long, bad, good, really good, pretty bad, dark, twisted, fluffy, saccharine, angsty, romantic… The list goes on. I’ve received every kind of comment an author can get, from delighted flailing to long detailed posts to flames and insults. And entitled jerks, of course, wouldn’t be a fandom without them.

It’s funny, but my conclusions are actually the same as they were when I was a naïve newbie who went around like ‘what is fanfic?’ You can always tell if the person who leaves a comment has ever written or otherwise created anything in their entire life. Always.Collapse )
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My Paperlegends fic (the entire thing at last)

Come Alive (60302 words) by kianspo
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon (Merlin)
Characters: Merlin (Merlin), Arthur Pendragon (Merlin), Gwaine (Merlin), Elena (Merlin), Gwen (Merlin), Lancelot (Merlin), Leon (Merlin), Owain (Merlin), Percival (Merlin), Morgana (Merlin), Morgause (Merlin)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Plot, Mystery, First Time, Age Difference, Attempted Rape/Non-Con, Violence, Non-Consensual Drug Use
Summary: Arthur Pendragon, the youngest Detective Inspector in Camelot, whose job is rumoured to be cursed, stumbles over a series of crimes no one can explain. Merlin Emrys, a constantly broke student working at a shady nightclub to pay the bills, comes in as a sketch artist - one with an unusual gift. The shadow of magic, supposedly eradicated centuries ago, makes things so much more dangerous for everyone. It's hardly a good time to fall in love.

Check out the ART by argen7. It's AMAZING.
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I'm writing harlequin again, thought you should know

The Marriage Bargain (33348 words) by kianspo
Beta: secret_chord25
Chapters: 1/4
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Raven Darkholme, Scott Summers, Kurt Marko, Sharon Xavier, Cain Marko, Logan (X-Men), Tony Stark, Hank McCoy, Azazel (X-Men)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Harlequin, Romance, Arranged Marriage, First Time, Alternate Universe - Fantasy, Steampunk
Summary:

Erik Lehnsherr had made a fortune manufacturing steel in Europe. When he wished to expand to the New World, he discovered that no one would do business with him unless he was affiliated with one of the First Families, the creme de la creme of the NW aristocracy. When Lord Marko holds an auction to give away his 14-year-old stepson's hand in marriage, Erik sees his chance and takes it. He has no interest in Charles himself, but now that he has him, can they make it work?

Written for this prompt.


art by foxkurama
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Too good not to share

[Podfic of] Time Forward (17 words) by SweetAndSharp
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon (Merlin)
Characters: Merlin (Merlin), Arthur Pendragon (Merlin)
Additional Tags: Podfic
Summary: While still at uni, Arthur Pendragon meets two people who become his best friends. He falls in love with one of them... but marries the other. This isn't his story to tell; it's Merlin's. And Merlin will always remember that he met Arthur first.

I can't be grateful enough for this. It's the first time someone made a podfic of a fic of mine, and I'm reeling, and so happy, and wanted to share, especially as I'm a picky listener and SweetAndSharp is amazing. ♥