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Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] julia_here; belated Happy Birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] janedavitt and [livejournal.com profile] xc_runner50

New BtVS/Stargate SG-1 crossover story – one-off, complete.

Here is another story in my series Where Did Olaf Go?, originally inspired by a challenge at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’, in which Willow misses her intended target when she banishes Olaf the Troll from Sunnydale and sends him into another fandom. This time it’s Stargate SG-1. Summary: When Willow’s misfiring spell sends Olaf not to the Land of the Trolls but to the Asgard this leads, inevitably, to battle, plunder, and merry sport among the stars. How will the Goa’uld cope with the primal force that is Olaf?

7,700 words. Rating R for sex and moderate violence.

Olaf Through The Stargate )

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Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] gillo

Here is a birthday ficlet. 1,500 words, rating R, and it’s a crossover I’ve never done before; BtVS (the Season 8 comics, alas) and Tomb Raider (specifically, Tomb Raider: Underworld). Slight spoilers for the comic’s arc that has just ended in issue 19 (if anyone gives a toss any longer). I tried to find a crossover more appropriate to your interests but nothing came to mind; suddenly, in the early hours of the morning, this came out of nowhere. Hope you like it.

It’s A Dirty Job... )

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Here is another of my ‘Where did Olaf go?’ ficlets; the third in four days. This one isn’t connected to the other two, Thomas and the Troublesome Troll and Olaf at the TT Races. As usual, it assumes that Willow’s spell to banish Olaf sent him to another fandom instead of to the Land of the Trolls; this time to Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’, although not to Ankh-Morpork or Lancre where most of the books are set. A completely different continent. ‘Discworld’ is full of ‘crossover’ elements anyway, referencing hundreds of other stories, and this ficlet follows that tradition by containing a 'crossover within a crossover'. I might do a sequel to this eventually but for now I’m going to return to my WIPs. 1,000 words, PG.

Trolls Ate My Dingo )

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Belated happy birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] trinfaneb and [livejournal.com profile] artistshipper.

This story is primarily for [livejournal.com profile] gillo, who responded to a throwaway line in my last ficlet by saying “And I need to see Olaf at the TT races now”. Her comment has inspired what might well be my strangest crossover ever. Another one of the ‘Where Did Olaf Go?’ series, in which Willow’s spell to banish Olaf to the Land of the Trolls misfires and sends him to another fandom. It follows on from Thomas and the Troublesome Troll, in which Olaf battled Thomas the Tank Engine. On leaving the Island of Sodor Olaf travels to the Isle of Man to see the 1935 TT motorcycle races. Crossover with the 1935 George Formby film No Limit. Everyone on the Isle of Man has seen the film several times – it’s compulsory – but it will probably mean nothing at all to Americans or even to British readers who don’t watch old movies on TV. George Formby, the Lancashire comic singer and performer upon the banjo-ukulele, was Britain’s biggest star in the years immediately before and during the Second World War. Personally I could never see why. ‘No Limit’ was mainly filmed on location in the Isle of Man and included footage of the real 1935 TT. Gill was probably expecting me to send Olaf to the contemporary TT but instead here he is in the 1930s. Rating R; 4,800 words.

Olaf at the TT Races )

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Happy birthday to Queen of Crossovers [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup

This is a crossover far madder than any of hers. It’s not the Olaf ficlet that I mentioned yesterday; I was attacked by a most unusual plot bunny during the night at work and I couldn’t resist its onslaught. I had to set to work as soon as I arrived home and here is the result. Another of the series in which Willow’s banishing spell sends Olaf into another fandom instead of to the Land of the Trolls. This time it’s to the Island of Sodor, the setting for the ‘Railway Series’ by Rev. W. Awdry, starring Thomas the Tank Engine. Rating PG. 700 words.

Thomas and the Troublesome Troll )

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Belated happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] verboseartistry, who hasn’t posted since July 06 and so probably won’t see this greeting.

I’ve been unwell for the past couple of days. Something between a cold and flu, for I had aching joints and felt very weak as well as having the sore throat and runny nose, and I was sent home from work in the early hours of Saturday morning. I spent much of Saturday in bed, and did not go to work last night, but I’m much better now with only the conventional cold-type symptoms remaining, and those at a tolerable level.

I wasn’t feeling well enough to write on Friday and so I didn’t get my ‘Olaf meets Conan’ story finished then, as I had planned, but I’ve completed it today and here is the final part. For the preceding sections, go to Part One or Part Two. The whole story is 14,355 words. This part is 5,570 words, rating R.

Summary; crossover with the original Robert E. Howard ‘Conan’ stories rather than with the Schwarzenegger movies. Willow’s spell to banish Olaf to the Land of the Trolls goes awry and sends him to the Hyborian Age. There he meets Conan the Barbarian and gets involved in the affairs of a small city-state with a dying king, two rival temples, and two beautiful princesses.

The Hour of the Troll - Part Three )

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This is definitely not a Valentine’s Day fic (except in the sense that I’m posting it on Valentine’s Day!).

Sometimes my estimates of how long a story will be, and how long it will take to write, can be very accurate. At other times I can be way off. This is one of those times; this story was supposed to be two parts, finishing today, and coming in at under 10.000 words. That’s not going to happen; minor characters grew, and insisted on their own parts of the story, and the plot grew to match. It now looks like it will be three parts, around 15,000 words in total, and finishing tomorrow; but I can’t rule out it growing beyond that. Sorry!

Summary; Willow’s spell to banish Olaf to the Land of the Trolls goes awry and sends him to the Hyborian Age. There he meets Conan the Barbarian and gets involved in the affairs of a small city-state with a dying king and two rival princesses. This part is 4,285 words; still probably PG but maybe touching R. Part One was HERE.

The Hour of the Troll - Part Two )

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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] paratti

I must apologise to those of you who are awaiting updates of my WIPs. I promised the conclusion of ‘Life, Resumed’; there has been no ‘Tabula Avatar’ update since December 27th; and [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat is pressing me to make my contribution to the next chapter of our shared fic ‘Access All Areas’. Alas, I got distracted by a plot bunny (as [livejournal.com profile] booster17 guessed would happen) and I just couldn’t resist.

When I was looking up examples of ‘authorised sequels’ last week, in connection with my diatribe on the subject, I happened to notice that there was not a single work on ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’ that is a BtVS/Conan crossover and I mentioned that fact in my post. Booster said ‘I give it one week before you have a Conan crossover up there’; he knows me too well. Even as I was reading his comment I was savagely attacked by the plot bunny in question.

I tried to resist it, but to no avail, and this is what I’ve been working on when I should have been doing other things. It’s another one of my Where Did Olaf Go? challenge fics, in which Willow’s spell at the end of Triangle misses its target slightly and sends Olaf to somewhere other than the targeted Land of the Trolls. This is a crossover with the Conan books, the original Robert E. Howard stories, not with the comics or the (somewhat cheesy) Schwarzenegger movies. Not as overtly humorous as most of the other works in my Olaf series. Part One of three, 4,500 words, PG maybe edging towards R in the later parts.

The Hour of the Troll - Part One )

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Tonight I’ve been compiling a ‘soundtrack album’ for ‘Tabula Avatar’ on YouTube. I have a Favourites playlist consisting entirely of tracks played by Giles in the course of the story. I haven’t managed to locate everything yet but it does include ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘White Room’, ‘Rebel Yell’, ‘I Won’t Back Down’, ‘Battleship Chains’, and of course ‘Sunshine on a Rainy Day’. I had intended to link to it for your benefit but I am informed that no-one but me can see it. Bugger. ETA: maybe this link will work: http://www.youtube.com/profile_favorites?user=speakr2customrs

I finished this run of nights at work yesterday and I had hoped to stay up all day and get back into a diurnal sleeping pattern straight away. It didn’t work out that way; I couldn’t stay awake and had to go to bed before 5 p.m. I slept through until 1.30 a.m. and as a result I missed the BBC Children In Need event. I saw the ‘QI’ special last week on BBC4, and I’ve watched some of the highlights on the Internet during the night, and it has inspired me to do a commemorative drabble in the Olafverse. Primarily for British eyes. 100 words, R.

Can It Be Babies? )

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The next chapter of ‘Tabula Avatar’ is progressing well and should be ready soon. I’m off work for two weeks and there should be new chapters of ‘Dojo Hard’ and ‘Life, Resumed’ also; but in the meantime here is yet another in my series of Where did Olaf the Troll go? ficlets, started in answer to a challenge at ‘Twisting The Hellmouth’. This time it is a 300-word piece in which Olaf is sent to a classic British TV show that ran for 30 years and was successful in the USA too. PG-13.

Merry Chase )

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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ralob

This is NOT a birthday fic. It is yet another in my series of Where did Olaf the Troll go? ficlets started in answer to a challenge at ‘Twisting The Hellmouth’. This time the crossover is with a classic work of erotic fiction; ‘Fanny Hill, or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure’, written in a debtors’ prison by John Cleland and published in 1749 (this was, of course, long before his two titles in the British Touring Car Racing Championship). I have tried to replicate the style as closely as possible.

Exactly 3,500 words. NC-17 for erotica.

Fanny Troll, or, Memoirs of a Woman of Merry Sport )

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Here is a return to my series of Where did Olaf the Troll go? ficlets in answer to a challenge at ‘Twisting The Hellmouth’. A sequel to A Fistful of Trolls. 500 words.

For A Few Olafs More )

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Another ‘Where did Olaf the Troll Go?’ ficlet. 555 words. Crossover with ‘Fawlty Towers’, the John Cleese sitcom that ran for only 12 episodes in 1975 and 1979 but is still fondly remembered in the UK. Unlikely to be funny if you don’t know the original.

The Torquay Viking )
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Yet another of the ‘Where did Olaf the Troll go?’ ficlets. 750 words this time, rated R for violence. The crossover fandom should be fairly obvious…

A Fistful of Trolls )
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Another 'where did Olaf go?' ficlet. Just a 50 word half drabble and I'm not even going to bother putting it behind a cut.

Down the Mouse Troll

The Brain turned to his companion. “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

Olaf’s brows lowered. “I think so, puny Brain, but where are we going to get lands and dwellings to pillage, crops to burn, fragrant ale, plump babies, and attractive females for merry sport at this time of night?”
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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ayinhara and to [livejournal.com profile] kimbyann and to [livejournal.com profile] scarlettgirl

Here is yet another 'Where did Olaf the Troll go?' story. This one was originally posted on Greatest Journal only but I'm putting it up here too so that I can put them all together in Memories. 250 words. Crossover with the original 1968 version, starring Charlton Heston, of one of the classic science fiction movies.

Planet of the Trolls )
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Yet another ficlet in the ‘Where did Olaf the Troll go?’ series. More obscure than the previous installments, and probably less overtly funny. The crossover is with a 1994 movie starring Gary Oldman, just as the last one was, but this time it’s a historical biography; ‘Immortal Beloved’, about the life of a certain famous composer. I thought of the title first and couldn’t resist writing a story to fit. Sorry. 900 words; the sequence called for 800, but it didn’t work out. I’ll try for 800 later to fill the gap.

Troll Over Beethoven )
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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] sunnyd_lite, [livejournal.com profile] amybnnyc, and [livejournal.com profile] akadougal

Here is a story that could be interpreted as a birthday ficlet for Amy B - but it's pure coincidence, I wrote it first and saw that it was her birthday later. It's yet another insane story in reply to the 'Where did Olaf the Troll go?' challenge at 'Twisting the Hellmouth'. 700 words exactly, rating R for naughty words. Crossover with a certain 1994 Luc Besson film.

Heart and Troll of New York City )
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Here is another insane story answering the ‘Where did Olaf the Troll go?’ challenge at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’. Exactly 600 words.
The South Troll )
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Happy birthday to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] spikeshunny, creator of my ‘Dojo Hard’ banner and icon

and happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] flame81

I was hoping to post a new ‘Dojo Hard’ chapter today as a birthday tribute to [livejournal.com profile] spikeshunny but I don’t think that I’m going to make it. I have to go into work this afternoon to do a training course, even though I’m technically on holiday, and I couldn’t stay awake long enough last night. This morning I went to ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’ to read the reviews for the latest ‘Tabula Avatar’ chapter and I’m afraid I was distracted by a challenge there. I ended up writing something else instead, and I’m afraid it would be no use as a birthday ficlet. The challenge is called ‘Where did Olaf the Troll go?’ and deals with what would happen if Willow’s spell in ‘Triangle’ had missed the Land of the Trolls and sent Olaf into another fandom. I’ve already posted one such drabble at TtH and two on my Greatest Journal, but this is the first time that I’ve posted one here. A 500 word ficlet examining one possibility...

Island of Lost Trolls )


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