sideways: [tftb] gortys smiling (►we should be together)
Title: Paterfamilias
Rating: G
Series: Bungie's Destiny (Jaren Ward)
Wordcount: 2042
Summary: Shin had three fathers in his life. Two of them overlapped.
Remarks: I had a hard time pulling the pacing together and it's very talky (surprise surprise) but I think it hit the notes I meant it to.

the gunslinger cuts a sharp silhouette where he is perched )
sideways: [inside] boy looking upwards to next challenge (►we're coming back for more)
Title: Palamon's Last
Rating: G
Series: Destiny (Shin Malphur)
Wordcount: 375
Remarks: I've always found it curious Shin is referred to as a 'renegade' Hunter.

why not come to the city to join my brethren )

Giving

Mar. 22nd, 2016 09:37 pm
sideways: [orphan black] helena looking to the side (►another telepathic rendezvous)
Title: Giving
Rating: PG
Series: Bungie's Destiny (original characters)
Wordcount: 944
Remarks: I got to thinking about Guardian-Ghost etiquette, trust, and what shared revivals in Darkness Zones are like. nameless belongs to someone else, because at least when I'm writing with an audience in mind I actually write.

the hunter is dying )
sideways: [supernatural] deceased angel (►flying men will hit the ground)
Title: The Dead Ghost
Rating: G
Series: Bungie's Destiny (original characters)
Wordcount: 2699
Remarks: I don't even know if I agree with the premise any more, but at least it's done.

it didn't much like finding the corpses of its kin )
sideways: [mass effect] legion profile (►using less emoticons)
I am a casual gamer at the best of times, but I've gotten more into the whole thing these last few years, and decided to mock up a list, mostly for my own amusement and vague sense of accomplishment.

games list )
sideways: [mass effect] legion profile (►using less emoticons)
Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, spoilers abound.

ups and downs )
sideways: [o] manmade bird perched on girl's finger (Default)
2015 has ended up being a fantastic year for reading (exceeded my Goodreads' challenge target!) but a rather terrible one for writing. As this quick dumping of some old works may suggest, I'm hoping to turn that around in 2016 and start doing some wording of my own once more. Original fiction is a priority and the notion of making it into a publication like Clarkesworld a wistful dream, but I tend to stall myself somethin' fierce when I get too hung up on exactly what I'm writing, so we'll see what inspiration the new year brings. It might also be nice to branch this journal out into a bit of meta and whatnot.
sideways: [mass effect] legion profile (►using less emoticons)
Title: Post-Mortem
Rating: PG
Series: Bungie's Destiny (original characters)
Wordcount: 2624
Remarks: Something hammered out quickly as a gift for my Destiny mentor / babysitter earlier this year. Euclid is his, and also a huge cutie.

awareness came back to yarrow )

the spare

Dec. 16th, 2015 08:28 pm
sideways: [orphan black] helena looking to the side (►another telepathic rendezvous)
Title: The Spare
Rating: PG
Series: Fallout New Vegas ('courier faction' original characters)
Wordcount: 1128
Remarks: This was mostly an exercise in getting a handle on a new character (back in '14), for which I borrowed Wyn and Bryn from other members of the writing group. First impressions are so important.

one more figure in drab army fatigues )
sideways: [o] I am a tree (►city life has crumbled)
Title: All's Unfair
Rating: PG
Series: Fallout New Vegas ('courier faction' original characters)
Wordcount: 2800
Remarks: From the same little 'verse as Any Port in the Storm. EG and his powerfist belong to another member. I had a lot of fun when I wrote this one back in 2013.

i'm telling you we gotta run )
sideways: [o] fish in bag watching fish in bowl (►jar on the nightstand)
Title: Screening and Selection
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 100
Genre: Ambiguous fantasy
Remarks: fiction_drabbles prompt - help

suggests taking his thumbs )

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Title: Second Verse
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 100
Genre: Apocalyptic
Remarks: fiction_drabbles prompt - melancholy

the baby cries. your eyes open. )

recovered

Dec. 1st, 2013 08:19 pm
sideways: [inside] boy looking upwards to next challenge (►we're coming back for more)
Title: Recovered
Rating: PG 13+
Series: Red Vs Blue (Washington, York, Wyoming) / His Dark Materials
Wordcount: 3770
Summary: A re-telling of the first episode of Recovery One, as set in the His Dark Materials universe.
Remarks: Every HDM fan has to write a crossover for their other fandoms, right? I actually had a lot of fun doing this. For record's sake: Washington, bat-eared fox; York, northern mockingbird; Wyoming / Gannett, emperor tamarin.

washington and his dmon moved quietly )
sideways: [tftb] gortys smiling (►we should be together)
Title: What She Isn't
Rating: PG 13+
Series: Red Vs Blue (Connecticut, Texas)
Wordcount: 286
Warnings: Spoilers to the beginning of season nine, intensely pretentious.
Summary: AU - what if CT had gotten through to Tex?
Remarks: idk

she can't seem to stop touching things )
sideways: [o] I am a tree (►city life has crumbled)
Title: Any Port In A Storm
Rating: G
Series: Fallout New Vegas ('courier faction' original characters)
Wordcount: 1385
Remarks: Context - a number of us from a tumblr fandom group ended up playing Fallout: New Vegas around the same time and liveblogging the experience. One day, I posited the idea of our couriers all meeting in some alternate universe, another individual said the words "courier faction", and things proceeded to spiral out of control in all the best ways. As such, the only character I own in any way is Larkin; the rest belong to the other assorted participants. (I will note that the reason Larkin has a twin is another individual and I started playing the game independently within a fortnight of each other, and on top of that managed to choose very similar designs. We decided this was the next logical step.) It's terribly dorky but also a lot of fun.

the wind raising a howl that grates against the ears )

typology

Jan. 25th, 2013 09:24 pm
sideways: [gundam 00] marina seated (►my mind's running to you)
Title: Typology
Rating: G
Genre: Urban fantasy
Wordcount: 815
Remarks: Omen and Rebecca are mine; Delilah is Quixote's, though I like to think I can claim some responsibility seeing as she's Jester's sprog. Femslash February's just around the corner, so here's an old bit of rampant fluff to celebrate.

more than any real desire for secrecy )

channel 16

Jan. 7th, 2013 08:29 pm
sideways: [o] heart being brandished in air (►she keeps my heart)
Title: Channel 16
Rating: G
Genre: Urban fantasy
Wordcount: 376
Remarks: Beaufort is mine; Guilt is Quixote's. Living with psychics is hard.

the baby was crying )

post-script

Jan. 7th, 2013 07:53 pm
sideways: [o] old-fashioned clock (►gotta figure out the snooze alarm)
Title: Post-Script
Rating: PG 13+
Series: Red Vs Blue (Carolina, Epsilon)
Wordcount: 1160
Warnings: Some language, big spoilers through to the end of season ten.
Summary: "Epsilon and Carolina - how did he tell her that CT was the one who had warned Tex?"
Remarks: Promptfic via Roostertumblr. It was my first go writing Carolina, and ultimately it turned out much better than I'd expected. I didn't expect to enjoy creeping into her head so much!

curtained by stunted trees and stiff grass )
sideways: [o] fish in bag watching fish in bowl (►jar on the nightstand)
Title: The Identity of Indiscernibles
Rating: PG 13+
Series: Red Vs Blue (Washington, Tucker, Caboose)
Wordcount: 2900
Warnings: Some language, spoilers through to the end of season eight.
Summary: "We kind of call the new guy Church."
Remarks: Still hopelessly attached to this fandom. This time I took a one-off joke from season ten, combined it with a running gag, and somehow got minor angst involved. Tada!

he still ends up hopping and cursing )

d. quinn

Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:25 pm
sideways: [ergo proxy] pino bowing in rabbit pjs (►no one else I would rather)
Title: D. Quinn
Rating: G
Genre: Modern
Wordcount: 234
Summary: He's not accustomed to hand-me-downs.
Remarks: [community profile] originalfic100 prompt - old clothes. And that is pretty much all the explanation I have.

he gets a coat to the face )

neapolitan

Oct. 10th, 2012 07:24 pm
sideways: [tftb] gortys smiling (►we should be together)
Title: Neapolitan
Rating: PG
Genre: Guess we're going with urban fantasy
Wordcount: 668
Warnings: Sort of both post- and pre-smut. Far from graphic.
Remarks: Jester is mine; Pyre is Quixote's.

little more than the shadow of rumpled sheets )