Fic: Storming the Seas ([ profile] rpf_big_bang)

Oct. 25th, 2010 11:30 pm
[personal profile] vicki595
Username: [ profile] vicki595
Title: Storming the Seas
Fandom: Women's basketball
Current Word Count: 42,600
Type: Femslash
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Sue Bird/Diana Taurasi
Warnings: Character death, some language, prostitution, AU
Author's Notes: This wouldn't have been possible without [ profile] fadeoutin, who acted as a sounding board, held my hand, kicked my ass, helped me find the words to tell this story. Thanks, dude.

Summary: Bird, Sue. 1700-1756. Captain of the Storm (~1719-1729) who authored a series of books after she retired to Bermuda with her lover. See also: Taurasi, Diana. (Jeré Longman, An Index of Pirates in the Americas: 1600-1800 (New York: Routledge, 2008), 10.

Link to the art here by the amazing [ profile] etc_and_so_on


"Myth, memory, history - these are three alternative ways to capture and account for an elusive past, each with its own persuasive claim." (Warren I. Susman)



Evans, Jayda. "Rides in the Whirlwind and Directs the Storm": A True Tale of Love and Piracy in the 18th Century. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.

i. Front Matter | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3


Voepel, Mechelle. For Every Storm a Rainbow. A novel based on the film "For Every Storm a Rainbow." New York: Random House, 2009.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6


Pelton, Kevin. "Dear Jennifer": The Collected Letters of Captain S. Bird. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Date: 2010-10-28 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There have been so many times when I have the thought, "You know what I really want? I want to write a fic that's like a blog or a history book or a magazine." And then I get about four words in and it's like, "Wow shit, this is REALLY DIFFICULT and will take FOREVER."

And then my wish transforms into, "You know what I really want? I want SOMEONE ELSE to do the work to make a fic that's like a history book or a magazine (or message board)."

So what I'm trying to say is: YOU ARE LIKE AN ACTUAL WISH COME TRUE. Holy shit, this is so awesome. It's not JUST how creative your ideas are (though they are), but also the effort, massive number of ideas, and dedication required to go off in that direction and just commit. It's really really impressive, dude.

Date: 2010-10-29 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, thanks dude!

Part of it is stubbornness - once I get an idea and start, then come hell or high-water, it's being finished, damnit!

...Though I have no idea where I'm supposed to go with my fic now. Because I'm not sure if I can top this!!

Date: 2010-10-28 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't wait to read this. I am rubbing my hands together in anticipation. :D

Date: 2010-10-29 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:D Hope you enjoy it!

Date: 2010-10-31 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw this a couple of days ago but knew I would need to set aside a few hours (fic like this I have to read several times!!!) so finally got around to reading it today.

Love it! Completely amazing, and I now find myself so invested I'm hoping a film sequel about further adventures on the Storm will come out so Mechelle writes another novel!! hint hint

Amazing, thank you for sharing!

Date: 2010-11-01 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for reading, I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :D

I now find myself so invested I'm hoping a film sequel about further adventures on the Storm will come out so Mechelle writes another novel!! hint hint

I've learned to never say never, so I guess we'll see?! Maybe next time I lose my mind and sign up for a bang?!

Date: 2010-10-31 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I will read it all over again, because I love it and it is awesome and hee Sue being an idiot for once.

And I owe you fic! (China was awesome.) Hurry up and get online so we can talk!

Date: 2010-11-01 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Yay for fic! (And China being awesome!)

Date: 2010-11-01 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For fear of making the reply thread sound a little redundant... I loved it dude. I curled up in bed yesterday after the party clean up and read it from start to finish and loved every bit of it :-D

Date: 2010-11-01 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't mind redundancy ;) Thanks, dude!

Date: 2010-11-06 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so glad to hear that you don't mind redudancy. This too shall be redundant.
THIS IS AWESOME LIKE WHOA. Also, I may be at a club reading this. Dancing is overrated anyways.

Date: 2011-04-16 02:07 pm (UTC)
ext_30708: (no fate but what we make)
From: [identity profile]
This is AMAZING. I love Sveta's attitude and sharpshooting, and very competent Captain. I enjoyed Diana's love sickness a lot. That is such an awesome universe, and it was wonderfully executed.



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