Hey, it's back!

Jan pointed out to me that the Red Dwarf Introcast podcast came back up for a while at the end of last year to review Series XI - you can Google it or, if you have an iTunes or Android enabled device, you can search for it in your podcast server-thingy and subscribe, then download those six episodes to listen to (or the entire podcast history).

If you've never heard of this podcast, you should check it out. The premise is that this sci-fi-savvy American couple a few years ago, who had never heard of Red Dwarf, agreed to co-host a podcast with a British fan, and did so episode by episode, watching each new only before recording for THAT particular episode. So you're getting a fresh reaction and review. They caught up through Series X in their original run, then reassembled like the Avengers last year to take on XI.

(I'm still listening to the "Twentica" episode, but one of the laughs in it is when Shane, the veteran, tells the couple, Heath and Angela, about the fuck-up on the Blu-Ray steelbook last November - remember, the distributor originally printed on it not the Series XI titles, but Series XII episode titles? Heath and Angela immediately start naming their own episode titles for XII, including "Episode 3: Lister and Rimmer Finally Get Married" and "Episode 4: Lister and Rimmer Divorce and Lister Marries Kochanski, but Then They Get Divorced and He Marries Rimmer Again." No, they're not slash fans, but they're pretty good sports about it existing, and the joke is just good clean fun, LOL.)

Anyway, it's good to while away a week of your life if you listen nonstop and don't sleep, so go download it ...

New fanfic: "Fun, Fun, Fun" (Rated Mature) L/R

"Fun, Fun, Fun"
Rated: Mature
Standard disclaimer: Yada yada yada AO3 took care of this already
Summary: Forced into pursuit to rescue the Cat and Kryten, Lister and Rimmer uncover the solution to an old mystery. Featuring beaches, copious alcohol, revenge, and licentiousness. Not necessarily in that order.
Author note: Written for Tumblr user @twistedsardonic as my entry for the "Fandom Trumps Hate" auction – she was the winning bidder, and this to milady’s bidding. *tips hat*

They found Cat’s feet peeking out from shade thrown by a giant umbrella on a semi-cloudy beach, while a tape player to his side blasted island music and Kryten stood over a cooler twenty feet away shaking a sweating metal tumbler sloshing and clinking ice within. “Bet you can fairly taste that seafood, eh, Listy?” Rimmer nudged him in the side with a stage whisper as they stopped next to Cat’s lounge chair.

Lister didn’t argue the point. He raised his foot and kicked lightly at the underside of Cat’s big toe. When nothing happened, he did it again with more force and said, “Hey, man. Why’d you pull a runner?”

Read the rest at the AO3 link here

Fic: Put To The Test

Put To The Test (2280 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Kryten (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Exams, Established Relationship, Fluff, Cute, Drinking
Summary:

"Care to explain how I passed an exam while unconscious, Arnold?” Lister asked. The Hologram's nostrils flared as his face turned crimson and his eyes went wide. Then he quickly swallowed as he reconstructed his features into a smile: “You passed??!!! Congratulations Listy!”

Fic: Drinking Buddy

Drinking Buddy (1811 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Kryten (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Friendship, Self-Sacrifice
Summary:

When Rimmer suddenly starts heavily joining in on Lister's drinking sessions, the Scouser knows there's something amiss. (Set right after Back to Earth.)

Fic: Vending Machine Repairman of the Month

Vending Machine Repairman of the Month (1778 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Frank Todhunter
Additional Tags: Chocolate, Pre-Slash, Pre-Canon, Self-Denial, Friendship, Fluff, Cutesy
Summary:

When Lister ruined Rimmer's day he had to make up somehow ...

Fic Human Warmth

Human Warmth (2385 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Kryten (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Friends to Lovers, Mild Hurt/Comfort, Jealousy, Touch-Starved
Summary:

Lister needed someone to look after and suddenly very human hardlight Rimmer was exactly the project he'd been looking for.

Fic: Compensating

Probably my last Dwarf fic for a while ...

Compensating (186 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Arnold Rimmer/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer
Additional Tags: compensating, Struggle, Childhood Trauma, Childhood Memories
Summary:

Arnold Rimmer had been rolling in smeg his whole life so he had to make do with what he had ...


Fic: Early Morning

Early Morning (1995 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Kryten (Red Dwarf), The Cat (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Coming Out, Closeted Character, Anxiety, Internalized Homophobia, Domestic Fluff, Comfort, Established Relationship
Summary:

A few weeks into his relationship with Lister, Rimmer still has a few issues to work through.

Fic: Cooking - When You're Dead ...

Cooking - When You're Dead ... (640 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, The Cat (Red Dwarf), Holly (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Better than life, Pre-Slash, Cooking, Friendship
Summary:

"I'm just trying to rehabilitate myself, trying to do the everyday, normal things that most living people take for granted."


Why would a noncorporeal Hologram suddenly decide to cook?


Fic: Hiding

Hiding (94 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer
Additional Tags: Drabble, Unrequited Love, Space Mumps, Justice (episode)
Summary:

Why Rimmer left for the Diesel Decks when Lister was ill.

Fic: Coping

Coping (898 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister
Additional Tags: Caretaking, Psychology, Saving, Autism, Asexuality, Internalized Homophobia, Abuse, Friends to Lovers
Summary:

When he returned to earth there was some growing up still to do, after that he'd become either a counsellor or a carer. These were the plans Dave Lister had when he boarded Red Dwarf. Little did he know he'd get to fulfil his dreams three million years into space.

Fic: Heart Shaped Box

Heart Shaped Box (1166 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister
Additional Tags: Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Fluff, Cute, Fluff, Pre-Series
Summary:

Rimmer was literally struck by love. (For Valentines day)

Fic: Rimmer's Wish

Rimmer's wish (2884 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Kryten (Red Dwarf), The Cat (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Jim and Bexley, Babies, Parenthood, Misunderstandings, Domestic Fluff
Summary:

When Rimmer told Lister they needed to talk, this was the last thing the Scouser expected ...

Fic: The Heart is Slow to Learn

The Heart is Slow to Learn (289 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer
Additional Tags: Asexual Character, Sexual Confusion, Closeted Character, Self-Denial, Internalized Acephobia, Internalized Homophobia, Internal Conflict
Summary:

Sometimes it takes time to find out who we really are ...

Fic: Conversations in a Broom Closet

Conversations in a Broom Closet (1034 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer, Deb Lister/Arlene Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Arlene Rimmer
Additional Tags: Unrequited Love, Asexual Character, Closeted Character, Enemies to Friends
Summary:

Arnold Rimmer realises that he and Arlene have more in common than he thought.

Fic: The Food of Love

My first attempt at very mild sexiness (hope it works - I'm asexual so it's difficult!!)

The food of Love (3749 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister
Additional Tags: Massage, First Kiss, Cute, Funny, Friends to Lovers, Friendship/Love, Ace Rimmer - Freeform, Kochanski - Freeform, Cat, Kryten - Freeform, Captain Holliser, Kill Crazy - Freeform, Caretaking, Falling In Love, Comfort Food, Food, Mild slash, Seduction
Summary:

Lister knew he had been distant with this Rimmer but he was surprised his new nano-companion seemed to care so much. He was supposed to be the pre-accident "smeghead Rimmer": all faux cold and distant façade. But for some reason his bunkmate seemed to be longing, missing something, reaching out for … the friendship and the bond he'd formed with the other Rimmer.

Fic: Home

Home (621 words) by DivineVarod
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, Ace Rimmer
Additional Tags: Homesickness, Fear, Loneliness, Courage, Unrequited Love, remembering
Summary:

Many light-years away from Starbug and the only real home he's ever had a scared Rimmer prepares  for his first mission as Ace Rimmer. He can't do it - no-one prepared him for this! - Or maybe someone did!!

Mod post on backing up LJ to Dreamwidth.

I'm backing this community up to Dreamwidth (or re-backing it up, rather).

I will be deleting my personal LJ due to the migration to Russian servers. Most pages are no longer protected under the HTTPS site, meaning entries are less secure than they could be. This version of LJArchive has worked for me for downloading my journal with comments intact.

I don't expect everyone to create a Dreamwidth account just to participate over there, however if people don't want to move it would be great if someone who intends to stay on LJ would step up to moderate here.

I'm not happy about this, because I don't want to give up modship of this comm, when the RDSS and Red Dwarf Slash have been my babies for so long. But I am more concerned about privacy.

I will not be deleting this community from Livejournal unless the majority of members decide it is feasible to move to Dreamwidth. So don't panic! Those drabble trees are safe!

Fic: New beginnings

New Beginnings (3129 words) by DivineVarod, themadmarchhare42
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dave Lister/Arnold Rimmer
Characters: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister, The Cat (Red Dwarf), Holly (Red Dwarf)
Additional Tags: Series 1, New Year's Eve, New Years, Hate to Love
Summary:

The first New Years Eve out of stasis was always going to be hard for Dave Lister. How was he to know Rimmer was only trying to be nice?