The worst of times. )

The best of times. )

Tags: see how much of my fanfic from 20 years ago I could dig up today, and then read it.

My dark secret is out: I participate in AO3 fests because it means that for the effort of writing a few highly notional prompts, the insanely talented authors in TGE fandom will turn them into ace fanfics. For WBX, I received three. THREE.

Title: Child of Ulis by Island of Reil
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Summary: “Thara, what on earth wert doing?” his tutor demanded.
“The man spoke to me,” Thara replied.
“What man?” she snapped.
“The dead one.”
&c. An absolutely stunning fic about Thara, and Witnesses for the Dead, and how the first became the second. The tone, the worldbuilding, the way Island of Reil creates and incorporates so much into such a tightly plotted's just phenomenal. There needs to be more Celehar fic, especially if it's as good as this. Rated M, 7924 words.

Title: Policies of the Dynasty by Prinzenhasserin
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Summary: It was more than unusual to have a solid chain of succession one day, and a succession crisis to deal with the next day. Luckily, there are contingencies in place.
&c. Long-suffering public servants are a particular kink of mine, and Prinzenhasserin has written a great one here. There's a great deal of thought here about how precisely Maia became emperor, and some lovely nuances I won't mention here to avoid spoiling them. Rated G, 2738 words.

Title: Periwinkle, Daffodil by DachOsmin
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Summary: Being a (highly subjective) list of the best blue and yellow backed novels of the year. Comments of both enthusiastic approval and vehement disagreement may be sent to 742 Copper Street, Cetho’s Fifth District.
&c. This fic is ridiculously clever and a joy to read. See if you can spot all the references to RL literary canon, TGE canon, TGE fanon, and all the other lovely Easter eggs. I want to read everything this reviewer's written. Rated Teen+, 2487 words.

I also wrote a fic myself:

Title: From Birth
Fandom: MCU
Summary: Who we are is decided by our parents. What we become is decided by how we love.
&c. Frigga and Loki, rated G, T:TDW compliant, 3041 words.

...I wrote a drabble.

Title: Reading Assignment
Fandom: Injection
Summary Red's mission, should he choose to accept it...
&c. Falls at an indeterminate point after issue 6, 100 words, rated G. In response to the prompt, "What does your favorite character—or your favorite pairing—get fannish over?"

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( Jan. 2nd, 2017 03:23 am)
I got two (two!) amazing fics this year

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cetho by DachOsmin in The Goblin Emperor fandom. Oh man, this gift. Social mores! Earnest-and-conflicted-and-grumpy Beshelar! Cala being badass! Oblique backstory! Loyalty! Devotion! Like Addison, the author does a bang-up job of hinting at things and letting the reader work through the implications. So good.

Shine by Cerch in the Captive Prince fandom. What I love especially about this fic is the look we get at Our Heroes learning how to be hopeful and content after everything they've been through, but without glossing over the lingering uncertainties and concerns. And there's some ripping good banter into the bargain, too.

And for those who are interested, my Goblin Emperor story, "A Tale Concerning the Emperor's Wedding," is here.

I wrote a Goblin Emperor drabble to celebrate.

Title: Songs of Solace
Fandom The Goblin Emperor
Summary In the days following Dach'osmer Tethimar's treachery, Cala Athmaza and His Serenity turn to popular music for comfort.
&c. Mid-canon, 100 words, rated G. Answers the prompt, "What does your favorite character—or your favorite pairing—get fannish over?"

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( Feb. 8th, 2016 11:29 pm)
Last week was insanely busy, so on Sunday I recuperated by writing a Watchmaker of Filigree fic.

Title: What Six Sees
Fandom The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Summary Six has good eyes.
&c. Post-canon, 2,227 words, rated G

...a coworker gave me a ride home because the two-mile walk to metro involved scaling snowbanks like Mario. (Pro tip: piling snow from the roads onto sidewalks is not the answer, municipal overlords.) During the drive, a conversation about our favorite mashup albums took an unexpected turn when coworker mentioned that there were "conspiracy theories on the Internet" about how two members of One Direction were secretly dating, and that "teenage girls look for secret signs of this in their songs and videos and write slash fiction about it."

"It's a creative outlet," I said.

To which Coworker replied, "Oh yeah, it's great. In fact, there's even this thing called 'Yuletide' where literally thousands of people get together from all over the Internet and make lists of books and shows--big stuff like Harry Potter to the most random niche movie you can think of--and stuff they like, and then they all write stories for each other..." and continued to give me a largely accurate summary of Yuletide for the next few minutes, during which I ticked off what he had right and what he slightly funhouse-mirrored.

For background, Coworker is an Ivy league-educated PhD who does hard sciences. And he knows about Yuletide and is just tickled by it.

Sometimes, life puts me smack in the center of a joke we can all be in on, and it's great.

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( Aug. 17th, 2009 10:21 pm)
Most of my fanfic can be found on my lj; basically, I'm compiling links to that fanfic below in order to justify having this dreamwidth account. Aside from said fanfics, I've also written stories for the Vampire Chronicles, the X-Files, La Femme Nikita, and Once A Thief; however, please believe me when I say I'm doing us all a favor by not linking to any of it here.





Death Note




Killed the Cat

Made Me Do It

Misery (Drabble)




Fullmetal Alchemist


Gensou Suikoden

The Memory Remains

The Goblin Emperor


Songs of Solace

To Whom It May Concern

Harry Potter

The Devil's Kiss

Flight of the Prince (Drabble)

Hush (Drabble)

Know Thyself

Last Words

The Liar and the Auror (Part One)     The Liar and the Auror (Part Two)     The Liar and the Auror (Part Three)     The Liar and the Auror (Part Four)     The Liar and the Auror (Epilogue)

Port in a Storm

Remember My Last

Snape Discourages His Suitor


Koori no Mamono no Monogatari


MCU: Thor, The Avengers



Love Spells

A Record of Unusual Occurrences in the Eleventh and Twelfth Months



Exit Wounds (Part 1)     Exit Wounds (Part 2)

Ikka Danran

Into Bed

Ishin Denshin


Goldilocks and the Three Youkai

Saiyuki Round Robin (Chapter Six)

Silver Lining

Ochite yuku

(Untitled (Drabble))


Silver Diamond

Domesticity is Bliss


The Song of Achilles


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street


What Six Sees

Wild Adapter

Mother's Love



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