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Currently in the process of (very slowly) locking this journal. Most of the (sad, meager amount of) fanfiction I've written remains unlocked. Comment if you're interested in friending; be warned that I'm largely boring, tend to babble a lot about appropriately boring RL things, etc. etc. You can check my profile for more details, if you're so inclined. Welcome aboard, otherwise!

[fic] Masterpiece

Title: Masterpiece
Fandom: The Legend of Korra
Character/Pairings: Asami Sato, mostly gen, allusions to Asami/Mako.
Rating: PG
Summary: Some artists make canvases of themselves. Character study.
Disclaimer: Blah blah, not mine.
A/N: Spoilers for 1x07! Nonlinear writing! Crazy, unedited piece of brain vomit! Lolololol, it was like 2 AM, and I was trying to sleep, and then I rose from my bed like a zombie and wrote this for no apparent reason. I kid you not. It’s nearly 4 AM, and I have no idea what kind of point I was trying to prove with this, aside from maybe that I am deranged. Also, I may have a minor obsession with trying to get into Asami Sato’s head. There’s more to you, girl, I know it. There’s got to be.

He doesn"t see the lie in her limbs. They never do.Collapse )
I have no excuse for this monstrosity, I really don't. It began life as the world's crackiest Facebook conversation with my friends, and kind of just, uh, spiraled from there. Also, I have a cold, am high on anti-cold drugs, and didn't want to write my thesis. I'm sorry, everybody.

Title: Four People Who Never Became Spirit Detectives (And One Who Became Something Else)
Fandom: Yu Yu Hakusho (primarily), The Hunger Games, The O.C., BBC Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Yusuke isn't the only spirit detective in the world. Five AUs.
Disclaimer: None of these worlds are mine.
A/N: Takes great liberties with all present canons, in the grand tradition of crossover AUs. Familiarity with all of them isn't a must, since this is mostly episodic, and you can skip around. Goes off the assumption that the world employs multiple spirit detectives. Also, contains girl!Yusuke, among other weirdo products of my brain. Crossposted to AO3.

It begins when they start reaping humans into the Dark Tournament.Collapse )

[fic] Houses of the Holy

What I wrote for Yuletide 2011! I had fun with this one.

Title: Houses of the Holy
Fandom: Hamlet
Pairing/Characters: Hamlet/Laertes, Hamlet/Ophelia
Rating: R
Summary: Haunted mansion AU. The Denmark family lives in the kind of house that swallows you whole.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: Originally posted here for the yuletide 2011 fic exchange for gileonnen.

You could choke on secrets in this house, Ophelia thinks, and die in splendor, go to your wake in scarlet satin, a half smiling corpse.Collapse )

[fic] In Another Life, You and I

I was totally going to write an original short story. And then this happened. My insistence on pretty much only ever writing fic for fandoms no one cares about anymore is apparently alive and well! Clearly, I have learned nothing from my misspent youth.

Title: In Another Life, You and I (or Three Crossovers That Don’t Exist But Should)
Fandom: The Mighty Ducks (Game of Thrones, X-Men: First Class, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Pairing/Characters: Mostly gen. Adam Banks, Connie Moreau, Julie Gaffney, various others.
Rating: PG
Summary: AU. Three worlds that never existed.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: Unsurprisingly, this borrows content from other fandoms – specifically Game of Thrones, X-Men: First Class, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer – but familiarity with them isn’t a necessity to reading this (though I like to think that it would add flavor!)

It is an easy enough bargain to make, relatively speaking.Collapse )

[fic] Such stuff as dreams are made on

Ohai there, yuletide reveal. (See, I did eventually stop procrastinating.)

Title: Such stuff as dreams are made on
Fandom: Sanctuary
Pairing/Characters: Kate Freelander, Kate/Will
Rating: R
Summary: Kate watches Will watching her.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: Originally posted here for the yuletide 2010 fic exchange, for beth_soprano.

Watching, always watching, and it’s in your nature, you know, to say something sour-natured with a curl of your lips, half flirtatious challenge etched into the line of your brow.Collapse )

media consumed in 2010

* designates reread/rewatched
bold designates read/watched for class

Books & Plays
China Pop: How Soap Operas, Tabloids, & Bestsellers Are Transforming a Culture - Jianying Zha
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
'Tis Pity She's A Whore - John Ford
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
A Dance of the Forests - Wole Soyinka
Chinese America: The Untold Story of America's Oldest New Community - Peter Kwong & Dusanka Miscevic
The Palm-Wine Drinkard - Amos Tutuola
Ulysses - James Joyce
Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade - Assia Djebar
Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
Molloy - Samuel Beckett
The Unnamable - Samuel Beckett
Green Grass, Running Water - Thomas King
Endgame - Samuel Beckett
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
A War of Gifts - Orson Scott Card*
A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
The Fall - Albert Camus
Imager - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Dracula - Bram Stoker
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tai-Pan - James Clavell
Philosophy of Law: An Introduction to Jurisprudence - Jeffrie G. Murphy & Jules L. Coleman
The Cinderella Pact - Sarah Strohmeyer
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story - Lang Lang, with David Ritz
Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
Othello - William Shakespeare
The Winter's Tale - William Shakespeare
The Tempest - William Shakespeare
Law Codes in Dynastic China - John H. Head & Yanping Wang
The People's Republic of Desire - Annie Wang

Comics & Manga
Batgirl: Year One
Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood
Fables: Legends in Exile
Young Justice: A League of Their Own
Young Justice: Sins of Youth

Love Story
Legends of the Fall
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*
(500) Days of Summer
Inglourious Basterds
Initial D
Where the Wild Things Are
Stage Beauty*
The Color of Friendship*
Mr. & Mrs. Smith*
Ancient Mysteries: Myths and Legends (Atlantis)
New Moon
Lovely Complex
Saving Face
Mean Girls*
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask
Krapp's Last Tape
Sherlock Holmes*
Not I
Treasure Planet
Better Luck Tomorrow
Bring It On*
Primal Fear
The Princess and the Frog*
American History X
The Incredible Hulk
The Illusionist*
Catch Me If You Can*
Star Trek*
The Hurt Locker
The Phantom of the Opera
Batman Forever
The Shining
Let the Right One In
The Thomas Crown Affair
Shakespeare in Love
Eight Below
The Painted Veil
Christmas with the Kranks
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Music and Lyrics
Whip It!
Bridget Jones' Diary
Easy A
5 Centimeters Per Second
Farewell My Concubine
How to Train Your Dragon
Despicable Me
True Grit
Ice Princess

Television (Live Action)
Slings and Arrows, complete series
Sanctuary, seasons 1-2
Criminal Minds, episodes 5x12, 5x22
Dollhouse, episodes 2x11-2x13
The West Wing, season 4
The Deep End, episode 1x01-1x06
Dharma and Greg, episodes 1x01-1x03
White Collar, episodes 1x08-1x14
Doctor Who, episodes 5x01-5x04
Due South, episodes 1x00-1x01
Glee, episodes 1x14-1x20, 2x01-2x06
Skins, seasons 1-3
Legend of the Seeker, episodes 1x01-1x04
Cambridge Spies, complete series
The Good Wife, episodes 1x01-1x04
Alice, complete series
Sherlock, episode 1x01
Smallville, season 9
Leverage, seasons 1-3
Undercovers, episode 1x01
Nikita, episodes 1x01-1x02
Misfits, season 1
Covert Affairs, season 1
Pretty Little Liars, season 1

Television (Animated)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, complete series
Jackie Chan Adventures, episodes 1x12-1x13, 2x01-2x06
Avatar: The Last Airbender, complete series*
Young Justice, series premiere
Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, complete series
Hakuouki Hekketsuroku, episodes 1x01-1x08

Learning to Listen: Frederic Chopin - Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here - Bryn Mawr & Haverford Lighted Fools (Improv)
Romeo and Juliet - Arden Theatre Company
Divided Together: Hayavadana - Swarthmore College Department of Theater
Tamagawa Daigaku Taiko & Dance Group Performance
Macbeth - Wilma Theatre Company
Significantly Sexier Shakespeare - Bryn Mawr College Shakespeare Performance Troupe

My brain is a happenin' place, clearly.

After staring at my 'Tis Pity lines until I was sure my eyeballs were going to somehow set the script on fire, and stressing myself out over various aspects of my life, I decided that what I really needed to do was indulge in some really absurd drabble-ish ficcing. Proceed with caution.

Title: This Mortal Coil
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist, Twilight
Pairing/Characters: Edward Elric, Edward Cullen
Summary: Ed encounters a living statue. A really annoying living statue.

Ed thinks it’s a homunculus at first, because it’s sure as hell hard enough to kill.Collapse )

Title: How The Ghost of You Clings
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing/Characters: Mai, hints of Mai/Zuko
Summary: Cultural Revolution AU. Life in the countryside, or something like it. (Originally part of a longer, ridiculously bleak Katara/Zuko/Mai-ish fic that I never finished.)

Her parents would rather die than bear this.Collapse )

Title: The Mating Dance
Fandom: Integrated Chinese, Level 1 (OH YES I DID.)
Pairing/Characters: Li You/Wang Peng
Summary: Some things are inevitable.

In the absence of fluency, they learn to read between clumsy lines of a second language.Collapse )

[fic] Aeolus

If you recall, for the creative component of my final project in Joyce/Beckett, I wrote about Hamlet characters in the style of Joyce (or tried to, at any rate) - specifically, patterned after the seventh chapter of Ulysses, "Aeolus." Just now, I thought to myself, "Well, if I wrote fic for class, I might as well share it." (Hey, at least I'm not subjecting you guys to the ten-page essay on Beckett and postcolonialism.)

Also, if you squint just a little, I totally worked in Stacy's prompt about Laertes sleeping with Hamlet to keep Hamlet from sleeping with Ophelia.

Title: Aeolus
Fandom: Hamlet
Pairing/Characters: Ensemble, (hints at) various pairings.
Rating: R
Summary: Horatio mourns, Claudius hides, Laertes bargains, Gertrude hopes, and the Ghost waits.
Warnings: Pretentious attempts at using a really bizarre writing style.
Disclaimer: It's Shakespeare's! And uh, Joyce's, sort of.

What a curious thing is love.Collapse )

[fic] Sixth Sin

You know, the more written work I need to do for class, the more inspired I get to work on writing for pleasure. (Also, the more I journal, it seems.) I really kind of want to try my hand at Stacy's Hamlet!fic request, and Avatar AU gen with OT3ish overtones where Mai, Katara, and Zuko meet during the Cultural Revolution, and stupid Mai/Zuko college AU, and that Ouran/Avatar fusion that I've owed meredyd for forever and a half. It's mildly problematic. (And fine, maybe more Qmi AU, evaporate. Maybe.)

Whatever, I've actually just gotten a decent amount of work done on this history paper, and have finally figured out what I'm going to do both my critical and creative projects for Joyce/Beckett on, so I don't feel too guilty.

Title: Sixth Sin
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing/Characters: Ed/Winry
Rating: R
Summary: Ed envies Winry her gifts too.
Disclaimer: Not mine.

She got hurt once, when they were younger.Collapse )