Pest is a common or garden fangirl.

Lots of fandoms. Occasional fic and podfic. Tends to be quiet, always happy to be messaged.

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He sat down by her side beneath a small top window, and he put his long, loose arm about her. She shuddered a moment and then stiffened again. But she did not ask him to remove his arm.

In the small loft with the great castle beneath them like a gigantic body with its arteries filled with water, they sat there side by side, and stared at where a piece of plaster had fallen from the opposite wall, and had left a small grey pattern the shape of a heart.

Gormenghast (via mattjn14)

I quite liked a lot of the Gormenghast miniseries, but it was an utter crime that they gave us Bellgrove and Irma being ridiculous in the garden and did not give us any of their sour-sweet marriage (possibly because Stephen Fry was much too young for a lot of it to work).




for everyone wondering about the quotes i’ve been posting lately—buy yourself a copy of this book. it will greatly improve your life. i mean this book has everything, including but not limited to

  • musical numbers
  • massive multi-crew pie fights
  • mccoy having the time of his life stuffing pie down someone else’s pants
  • mccoy almost going supernova on sulu after sulu wakes him up before dawn
  • did i mention it’s a fucking musical
  • musical numbers
This book is the shit. It is quite literally a published fanfiction. Every single character is a reference to one of John Ford’s buddies. Pete and Deedee? Peter Morwood and Diane Duane. Ilen the Magian?
Neil Gaiman. And it is hysterically, fourth-wall-crushingly funny. Mountains fall, and dilithium is revealed!

My favorite bit is the filmstrip of “Dilithium And You.” …”That man will recover because he got prompt medical treatment!”. :)

As a kid, when we went to the grocery store by the bookstore I would whine until allowed to buy a Star Trek book.  Which I would then read most of on the drive home.  I treated them exactly like candy bars.  But a few of them were different.

I didn’t really get HMFJTP then; most of the references flew right past me.  But I always loved it a lot. 


I’ve been having a lot of feelings about fan things this week … and so, I saw that retrospective “We Didn’t Start The Fire” vid going around?  Which is awesome in its own way.

However, THIS is the vid I’ve been wanting to reblog … all meta and a celebration not just of source material, but of fanworks and fan community. (I also kind of love the way it takes some originally negative portrayals of fans and subverts the source materials’ intentions.) Excuse me, I have something in my eye …

I have trouble getting past the source material’s deliberate assholery, and yet I still thought this was pretty awesome.







We Didn’t Start the Fire - 50 Years of Fandom

[details here]

password to watch: fandom!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am neither Fiercynn nor Scribe - hence the link. I just felt it was entirely, entirely, completely necessary to share this with everyone, because this is one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen in my life. I just - fuck. I’m in tears as I type this, because this vid? Is not about a bunch of fandoms, it’s about what fandom is, it’s about a tradition that goes back a long, long time of people looking at stories and saying “here’s what I have to say about that,” and other people listening. Towards the end it gets into fandoms I know, fandoms I’m in or have been in, and that’s when I started crying, because - this is going to sound so ridiculous, but I can’t help it, because that was when I realized that I was part of it, this old often-problematic beautiful revolutionary thing. And then, the last few minutes, it gives us characters who tell stories in the stories (Becky Rosen!), it saysyes, you, this is your story too. It’s two-thirty in the morning, I’m crying, and I may not be coherent but I have absolutely no regrets. Watch this.

Wow. Wow wow wow wow.

For me, the best thing about this is the fact that it’s in a pretty chronological order. Because eventually I was like “It’s nice to see all the fandoms of yore— WAIT, THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN!” and then water was leaking from my eyeholes because omg, hello fandoms that I have seen rise and fall. 

This is a fucking masterpiece of vidding.

I got teary when I saw Due South. <3

Omg so many tears, so many feelings. 

This is one of the best fandom things I’ve ever seen.

Wow. Yes.

I kept being like, okay but they’re going to skip this and then I’ll be sad. And they almost never did.

(via unlockaflockofwords)




john calling sherlock ‘fantastic’ and ‘brilliant’ in bed and one day they are at a crime scene he lets slip out a ‘you’re amazing’ and sherlock gets a pavlovian erection



Now I kind of want to change my name.

John lay there a moment longer, not sure how to feel.  Sherlock’s morning routine lately had involved appropriating John’s cock for his own use as well.  John had been expecting the pattern to continue.  He had the beginnings of a pavlovian erection already.    Safe Distance ch 1 

just saying.

Also, it’s a little bit my headcanon that Sherlock has such a praise kink that Sherlock’s pants practically go boi-oi-oi-ng every time John calls him “fantastic” right from day one.

This is one of my desert island fics. Can’t wait to listen!

desert. island. fic.


What a fucking amazing thing to hear. Thank you so much.

Check it out

another awesome comment for this fic!




Comorbidity (written and read by Merripestin)

[Necrophilia, Roleplay, Established Relationship, Oral Sex, Figging]

podfic at A03Mediafire  (MP3 49MB 52min)

[text at AO3]


And this podfic was amazing too like omg dangggggg.


Aww, how amazingly sweet!  Thank you!





Comorbidity (written and read by Merripestin)

podfic at A03Mediafire  (MP3 49MB 52min)

[text at AO3]

I have been talking about this fic for a week or more now since I first read it. Infinite kudos to 1electricpirate for turning me onto it, and infinite thank yous to my Friday night 221B con fanfic workshop compatriots who put up with me talking about it. This fic is wonderful, strangely wonderful, and yes, it’s got necrophilia as a tag. And now it’s a podfic? LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

eeeeeeeee! People being lovely about my fic on tumblr is always oceans of joy, but the idea that somebody actually talked to other people about it IRL — omg I am asplode with squee.



@reckonedrightly replied to your post “Podfic: Comorbidity (Sherlock/John, E)”

God, I’ve just reread Comorbidity and it’s EVEN MORE STUNNING on a second go.


Aww, yer so loverly!  mwah

My hero.  I wanted to be her.  I wanted to kiss her.

(via mcshanee)


Comorbidity (written and read by Merripestin)

[Necrophilia, Roleplay, Established Relationship, Oral Sex, Figging]

One night in the shower, after John found out about Sherlock’s… kink, he impulsively wrenched the handle around to cold.

It was worse, when it was John.
It was better, when it was John.

(no actual dead people or sex therewith)

podfic at A03Mediafire  (MP3 49MB 52min)

[text at AO3]

Where do I go to listen to your podfic? :)
merripestin merripestin Said:

I think everything I’ve uploaded so far is available at the page for me on the audiofic archive, from which you can download them as zip files.  You can get to them through their AO3 pages as well, which generally have a link to the mp3 files on Mediafire and unlike the audiofic archive have more information than just the title and fandom.

I wish wish wish AO3 could provide hosting for podfic, but between file size and the terror that somebody might upload commercial mp3s, I doubt that will ever be a reality.

(I intend to split  the podfics all out to individual posts on AO3 instead of having the text and podfic in the same post, but I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do this without them showing up in the new post feed and annoying the hell out of everyone.  Backdating doesn’t seem to fix this. grar.)

Star Trek OTPs by seriesTNG // Data x Tasha Yar

"She was special to me. We were…intimate."

I always felt like they could have done something interesting with this and it never quite happened.

(no I don’t actually mean porn, for once)
(in also don’t mean Metamorphosis, which even as a kid I felt was pretty twee)

(via mcshanee)


Johnlock Fan Fic Rec 30 Day Challenge

Day 2 - Fic You’re Currently Reading

Safe Distance by merripestin

Rating: Explicit


Wow, I really don’t even know where to begin with this fic. It has to be one of the best I’ve ever read, hands down. The whole story is told switching back and forth between John and Sherlock’s POV and I gotta say the characterization is dead on as far as I’m concerned.

Post-TRF, shortly after Sherlock returns, John initiates a physical relationship with Sherlock out of some misplaced sense of guilt over his fake suicide and things kind of just escalate from there.

This fic has so much going on for it… lots of feels with these two idiots trying to keep each other’s best interests in mind, but failing miserably because they really have no clue what the other is thinking… some really interesting sex (because of course Sherlock is going to be creative, right?), and an interesting case going on too.

The only thing you’ll find disappointing after you finish this one is that you didn’t read it sooner.

Screams a whole lot.  Look at another person being absolutely lovely about my fic.  Squeeful squeeful noises.

Comments and recs are just everything anyway, and while recovering from surgery they’re extra super delightful.

(In my head, John’s guilt is less a factor than his need to be doing something in the face of his lingering terror that he’s going to somehow lose Sherlock again.  (There’s also the fact that he’s been thinking about sex with Sherlock for so long that John Watson has actually admitted to himself that he’s thought about sex with Sherlock, and got as far as regretting never trying it, when he thought Sherlock was dead.))

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