Watchmen | you are life

the things we write by accident

Title: Been a Long Cold Lonely Winter
Fandom: Homestuck
Characters/Pairings: Equius/Aradia
Ratings/Warnings: R, sex, d/s elements, and the characters are underaged. (Not, however, thirteen.)
Written for: teh_slush and 1st_eggokage
Wordcount: ~8,500
A/N: 1) For those who are not in this fandom and simply reading for the porn: Trolls count age in sweeps. One sweep is about equal to two years and two months; therefore "seven for a while now" = almost sixteen. 2) This leans upon certain theories about troll sex; you can find the relevant sections detailed after the fic, or just proceed and roll with events. 3) Yes, the title is from "Here Comes the Sun."

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On the mechanics of biology:


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Watchmen | you are life

(no subject)

Is anyone looking for some really fascinating home-made jewelery, a lot of it very dramatic, very striking (I believe what you'd call statement pieces?) but a fair selection of it more subtle, and all of it extremely gorgeous?



Of course you are!


Therefore, go forth and investigate!


(There is also a fucking awesome hat. It does not ship outside the United Kingdom, sadly, but it is a stellar hat. The jewelry ships more broadly, I should mention.)


The same person also has a number of books up for sale - they're a fandom writer, apiphile, so you can get a sense of the quality of her writing (hint: oh holy shit) before you buy, if you like. I've recced a couple of her fics around before. These are super reasonably priced, available as both downloads and books, and generally good things to buy.


I'm going to double-rec Tiny Fictions #3: Soldiers, Fathers and Failures, as I have already read it - quite a lot, in fact - and can say unequivocally that it is incredible.



(Do not read "Shots in the Dark" late at night, particularly if you are alone in the house. Do not read "Father" on a full stomach. Please, trust me on both these counts. You should definitely, however, read them.)
Watchmen | you are life

And at last we have a break from the endless Homestuck!

(The comments may or may not turn into a lot of Homestuck anyway. I promise not to answer with that for anyone not in that fandom, though.)

Make up a title for a story I didn't write, and I will respond with details of those non-written stories. You may, if you like, include details, such as pairings or fandom or whatnot.
HS | laughs like steel unsheathing

and I wouldn't raise my child inside this city anyway

Title: outwaiting fate
Fandom: Homestuck
Characters/Pairings: Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam [Dave Strider, Jade Harley, John Egbert]
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13, general fucked-up-ness?
Written for: an attempt at song bingo for ficcinintherain. That did not pan out. (The song was "Baobabs," by Regina Spektor.)
Wordcount: 950
A/N: Finally, my OTP. This is from a few days back, and isn't quite what I meant to accomplish, but it's something.

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HS | weaves as best she can

I've never had to knock on wood/but I know someone who has

Title: Never Make Me Wonder
Fandom: Homestuck
Characters/Pairings: Vriska Serket, John Egbert
Ratings/Warnings: PG, minor instances of ableist language
Written for: ficcinintherain's August Challenge, for the prompt of Vriska and the song The Impression That I Get. (No, this isn't a songfic except in the very loosest sense of the term. Also, check out the fest!)
Wordcount: 1700
A/N: Set in the dreambubbles. Spoilers up through June 2011.

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HS | laughs like steel unsheathing

young boys, young girls, well they ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night

Title: What Might Be Left to Say in Time Come After Death
Fandom: Homestuck
Characters/Pairings: Dave Strider, Rose Lalonde, Bro Strider, Mrs. Lalonde, Feferi Peixes
Ratings/Warnings: PG, deals with (canonical) character deaths
Written for: N/A
Wordcount: ~3000
A/N:For future reference, this contains spoilers up to this update (update ends here.) It also functions as a sort of pre-emptive fixit, and its relationship to canon will probably become more complicated in the immediate future. Title comes from Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." Many thanks to lathyrism (of Tumblr) for beta'ing! 

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HS | weaves as best she can

There were around four Homestuck fics I was consciously planning and this is not any of them.

Title: Four Months
Fandom: Homestuck
Characters/Pairings: Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13, implied violence
Written for: N/A
Wordcount: ~660
A/N: An exploration of the crapsack timeline and how much Rose remembers. I'm going with the assumption that she might not be able to narrate all the events but does remember specific moments.

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Dr. Who | Hello Sweetie

Blue Jean Serenade (Songs for Your World)

Title: Blue Jean Serenade (Songs for Your World)
Fandom: Doctor Who (Series 5)
Characters/Pairings: Amy/Rory, 11, Tardis
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, sexin'. (That wasn't supposed to happen.)
Written for: N/A
Wordcount: 5000
A/N: Songs listed at the bottom. Many thanks to teh_slush for helping me minimize my mistakes with the musical details, and to a great many people for their encouragement. Somehow this drew in bits of backstory and episode codas for "The Vampires of Venice," "Amy's Choice," and the season finale.

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The songs, in order:

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Watchmen | you are life

Several facts

  1. I really have to stop pretending Tumblr isn't my fandom home. All the fic will remain over here, anything actually interesting will eventually end up over here, but that's really where I'm engaging the most, although LJ is still close to my heart as a site. However, if you are desperately interested in every random, pointless thought I need to share with the world, Tumblr is now the place to find it first. (This is, doubtless, hardly a loss to LJ - although as this post demonstrates, you are not safe.)
  2. I'm currently away from home! I have been for a little over a week, actually. It is miserably hot.
  3. I kneel humbly before ye and confess, for I have succumbed to the wiles of fictional teenagers and joined the ravening hordes... or, in other words, I've spent the past three weeks marathoning Homestuck, and am now caught up, or will be as soon as I finish today's update, which is open in the other window. I'm also a teeny tiny bit entirely obsessed.
  4. Shortly I will be seeing Deathly Hallows: Part Deux. Oddly enough, I haven't really been feeling that nostalgic for it; I guess I never really thought of the movies as part of the franchise in the same way I thought of the books. I may have been missing out.
  5. The actual purpose of this post - I'm currently writing a bit of origfic and beating my head endlessly against the wall in terms of plot, because I have two characters, I have vague hints of a world, I have a dynamic between said characters that I kind of love, but I'm not one hundred percent sure what they do for a living or how they fit into their world or what is actually going to happen in this story (that needs to be a) shortish and b) done by tomorrow.) So. ARGHHH. Also their dynamic is sort of stable, meaning that even if I get an action-plot there will still be nowhere emotional for the story to go. I have a couple of ideas for both, but the problem is that I can't start writing them because they feel like a total cop-out. It's frustrating.