|Type:||fanfiction and meta writer, comm moderator|
|Fandoms:||Stargate Atlantis, Hewligan, Sherlock Holmes, Merlin,|
|Communities:||SGA Genrefinders, merlin_finders, atlantis_vids, concrit_my_fic, harlequin_sga, holmestice, holmeswatson09, greenhouse_au, jaffa_for_hire shared universe, john_farr shared universe, sherlock_flashfic|
|URL:||lavvyan's Livejournal, lavvyan's Dreamwidth, lavvyan's stories at Wraithbait archive, lavvyan's stories at AO3|
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Lavvyan is a prolific and popular writer of fanfic in a wide range of genres. Many of her stories have a quirkily humorous slant.
Her fiction was nominated for several awards. Once Bitten was a Runner-Up in the Hewligan category of the McKay/Sheppard Fan Awards 2006, High Stakes placed Puddlejumper Award (third place) in the "Crossover" category of the McShep Awards 2007 and The Spaces Inside was a Runner-Up in the "Kink" category the same year. 2007 was also the year where she won the "Best New Author" category.
In the 2008 McShep Awards, Knievel the Mighty and the Eye of the Gods and Dearest won her more Puddlejumper Awards for "Crack" and "Drama" respectively. Blink was Runner-Up in the "Dark" category, while Three Ways Brendan and Emmett Didn't Meet & One Way They Did won the "Hewligan" category, and Logopetria the "pre-slash" category.
Some of her stories include:
- Antarctic Drift and Bipeds and the Deep Blue Sea - McKay/Sheppard penguinfic AU.
- Blink - OC-POV cyberpunk AU written for the prompt "an eye for an eye" for Team Away in McShep Match 2008.
- But Never the Nights - popular McKay/Sheppard presumed dead fic.
- Cycle - first story in the John Farr shared universe.
- Disarmed and Unbalanced - McKay/Sheppard hurt-comfort fic, written for SGA Santa 2007.
- the Dearest series - McKay/Sheppard AU in which holders of the ATA gene are slaves. Rodney does not agree.
- The Exceedingly Sad And Very Touching Story of How Dr. Elizabeth Weir Died Saving Atlantis - crackfic, transformed into a graphic novel by smuffster.
- Four Times John and Rodney Furthered the Evolution of Mankind, and One Time They Just Changed History - McKay/Sheppard crackfic mini-AUs.
- Ghost Writer - Earth-based no-Stargate AU, featuring Ghost!Rodney and Romance Novel Writer!John
- The Greenhouse AU series - the McKay/Sheppard AU 'verse where they're a sunflower and a tulip. Who (eventually) hybridize.
- How Things Really Went Down After Doranda - Post-Trinity Phenomenon parody crackfic.
- Insect Hole - OC-POV McKay/Sheppard darkfic.
- the Scruffy AI series - popular fic where John Sheppard may or may not be Rodney McKay's sexbot. (Remixed and extended into a possibly even more popular robot-John verse by Leah.)
- Stargazing - McKay/Sheppard android!Rodney/bug!John cyberpunk AU, written for SGA Santa 2008.
- Theory of Evolution - McKay/Sheppard story that goes AU from episode Conversion in which John does not revert to fully human. Written for the 2007 SGA Big Bang Challenge
Lavvyan became active in Merlin fandom in 2008. Unlike in SGA fandom she didn't write a lot in Merlin fandom and her fiction didn't have much of an impact, however, her invaluable talent for creating fannish infrastructure left a lasting impression because of how it helped to shape the fandom. A few weeks after its creation in September 2008, the rapidly growing merlinxarthur community got additional mods and one of them was lavvyan. She introduced the tagging system that was developed and refined for mckay_sheppard, the main John/Rodney slash community in SGA fandom, and helped to enforce it.
With so many people coming to Merlin fandom for whom Merlin is their first fandom or first journal-based fandom, the tagging structure provides the community of almost 7,000 members with the tools needed to find all the fanfiction, fanart, vids, etc. (or even a single post!) in all the thousands of entries, which is lurker-friendly and constantly draws in new people. The tagging system later spread to other Merlin communities such as the merlin_vids community. Lavvyan also founded the fic finding community merlin_finders, which might be an even more visible contribution to the fandom.
Some of lavvyan's Merlin stories include:
- Destiny Revisited - fusion with Stargate Atlantis, Merlin/Arthur and John/Rodney reincarnationfic.
- That Which Binds - futurefic AU in which Merlin changes what was supposed to be his and Arthur's destiny.
- Traffic Lights for the Colour Blind - (Sherlock (BBC)). asexual-but-not-aromantic!Sherlock/John story.
- Share & Share Alike - Sherlock/John/Mary poly story.
- Finger Excercises - (Sherlock Holmes (2009)). Eventual Sherlock/Watson.
Lavvyan has written meta on a variety of topics, including:
- Asexuality: It Doesn't Work That Way on the topic of asexuality in Sherlock stories. (5/2011)
- The Sherlock fandom and rampant britpicking, on Brit-picking in Sherlock (BBC) fandom. (12/2010)
- This entry is brought to you by John Watson's healing cock, on perceptions of asexuality in fandom. (10/2010)
- Let's talk about concrit! \o/, on concrit and commenting (3/2010)
- Oh, those misogynist slashers!, on misogyny in fandom (2/2009)
- Wot I learned about writing, by lavvyan, wannabe-author, on writing fanfiction. (10/2008)
- The Necessity of Having a Good Beta-Reader (or Why Spell-Check Just Doesn't Cut It), on the need for having a beta reader, with comments agreeing and disagreeing and discussing the difficulty thereof. (4/2008)
- Writing in a language that's not your own. Or: *screams*, on reading and writing fanfic in a language not native to you. (3/2008)
- I wrote too much shit to put in one post I and I wrote too much shit to put in one post II, fic masterlist posts at livejournal (Accessed 21 May 2011)
- "I'm currently modding or co-modding the following communities: atlantis_vids, concrit_my_fic, greenhouse_au, harlequin_sga, holmestice, holmeswatson09, jaffa_for_hire, john_farr, merlin_finders, sgagenrefinders and sherlock_flashfic." at LJ profile page. (Accessed 21 May 2011)
- "If you want to do a podfic, remix, prequel, sequel, missing scene or whatever to one of my stories, you have blanket permission, no need to ask. Go ahead, have fun, and drop me a line if you post something so I can come squee." at AO3 profile (Accessed 21 May 2011)
- "This journal welcomes constructive criticism of my own writing as well as the sharing of personal opinions in both open and locked posts (about fanfic, pet peeves, myself, frozen peas, the weather...). I don't care if you agree or disagree with me on a subject - in fact, feel free to try and change my opinion on anything. You have every right to call me on my bullshit, just as I reserve myself the right to go on anyway. Also! If you want to do a podfic, remix, prequel, sequel, missing scene or whatever to one of my stories, you have blanket permission, no need to ask. Go ahead, have fun, and drop me a line if you post something so I can come squee." at Concrit / Blanket Permission / Awards / Sticky Ad post at lavvyan's livejournal. (Accessed 21 May 2011)
- Stories tagged author|lavvyan at the Audiofic Archive. (Accessed 21 May 2011)
- lavvyan. New tagging system, admin post in merlinxarthur, 14 October 2008. (Accessed 11 November 2008)
- mckay_sheppard. Community Profile, accessed 24 October 2010
- merlinxarthur has 6,916 members as of 21 May 2011.