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Master List of Elizabeth Culmer's Fiction
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FANFICTION:

General Disclaimer: These stories are based on characters and situations created and owned by other people and corporations. I make no money from this borrowing of intellectual property, and intend no copyright or trademark infringement.

Organization: This list is organized primarily by fandom; within each fandom, it's arranged first by associated story cycles and then by writing date. Word counts and writing dates are approximations.

Content/Warning Policy: 1) I am not consistent about warnings! I use them when I remember, for a few relatively broad categories of potentially problematic content, but if something is off-page, non-explicit, or generally backgrounded, I probably won't think to note it in the metadata. 2) The things I try to warn for are explicit sex, rape, murder, torture, cannibalism, incest, depression/suicide, familial dysfunction, and occasionally also societal dysfunction (aka dystopia). Sometimes I just slap a general content warning on all my fic for a given fandom and don't label each individual fic. I also don't generally warn for violence, unless the violence in a fic is dramatically out-of-step with the violence in its source canon. 3) I don't use any content rating system unless I'm posting to a site or community that requires or encourages ratings, because I find movie-style ratings counter-intuitive when applied to written fiction, and not particularly useful for anything other than denoting the presence of explicit sex, which I already note in the metadata.

Quality Rating System: I've marked my favorite stories with asterisks, on a scale of 1 to 4. The more asterisks, the more I like the story. This doesn't necessarily mean that stories without asterisks are bad, just that I don't like them as much. Also, I am not claiming to be an arbiter of taste; you may love stories I dislike, and vice versa. I am just providing a heads-up about the ones that I think are best written and/or most interesting.

Where To Read: What I post on my journal tends to be the equivalent of a beta draft. If I have cross-posted a story literally anywhere else (except Tumblr; fic content there is just a mirror of fic content here), read the version that isn't on my journal. Versions on AO3 are definitive. If there is no AO3 version, read the ff.net version. If there is no ff.net version, read the FictionAlley version (only applicable for HP fic). Failing that, read the journal version, because that's the only one there is.

Harry Potter Fanfiction

Naruto Fanfiction

Angel Sanctuary Fanfiction

Chronicles of Narnia Fanfiction

Homestuck Fanfiction

Minor Fandom Fanfiction
(currently includes BtVS/A:tS, Daredevil (MCU), The Dark Is Rising, FF7: Mercverse AU, Inception, and Star Trek: AOS)

Miscellaneous Fanfiction
(Currently includes: American Gods, An Ash-Blonde Witch, Arthurian Mythology, Batman, the Bible, the Black Jewels series, the Bourne trilogy, Captain America (MCU), Charlotte's Web, Code Geass, the Darkangel trilogy, Death Note, Discworld, Doctor Who, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, The Girl with the Silver Eyes, Glee, Gormenghast, Hamilton, Hexwood, The Homeward Bounders, Howl's Moving Castle, Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings, Lucifer, Mad Max: Fury Road, Merlin, the Oz books, Ranma 1/2, Rise of the Guardians, Sailor Moon, Saiyuki, Seaward, Shakespeare, White Collar, Wolf Hall, X-Men, and Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Crossover Fanfiction
(I do not cross-list crossovers and fusions under their component fandoms; this is the only place to find them. Currently includes: the Anita Blake series, ASoIaF, Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Black Jewels series, BtVS, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chronicles of Narnia, the Darkangel trilogy, The Dark Is Rising, Discworld, Doctor Who, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Ender's Game, Gundam Wing, Harry Potter, Hikaru no Go, Homestuck, Inception, the Indiana Jones movies, Leverage, Lucifer, MCU (various), Merlin, Naruto, the Oz books, Stargate: SG-1, Star Trek: AOS, Vorkosigan Saga, Welcome to Night Vale, and a couple other things that only appear in memes rather than actual fic.)

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ORIGINAL FICTION:

These stories are all mine! *grin* I use the same warning policy and quality rating system as for my fanfiction.

All Original Fiction

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And just for my own reference: my Cotton Candy Bingo cards, for Round One and Round Two.
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I'm going to keep posting these for a while, though probably not on any actual schedule. Anyway, parts 7 and 8 are now up on AO3. They both have some edits from the beta drafts on my journal -- part 7 more so than part 8.

The Transient and the Eternal: Time - Jibril in heaven, watching Alexiel's executions. Off-screen murder, torture, and rape. (1,275 words)

The Transient and the Eternal: Hugs - Setsuna introduces Kira to Sara. (625 words)

General warnings for Angel Sanctuary apply: namely, that the canon is built of WTF and incest (and very pretty art), so please proceed with caution. :)
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Apropos of nothing in particular:

One narrative trope I particularly like is The Reveal (TM). This works best if it's not deployed lightly -- a character with a big secret is obviously not going going to spill it to someone they've just met, and anyway the trope works best with some time to build up dramatic tension. But I really like the moment when the truth comes out.

This can be either voluntary or involuntary. It can be public or private. It can lead to a positive or negative reaction. I like all variations. The main point is that somebody now knows, the tension is at least partially released, and the story can move on to dealing with fallout, which is also a narrative trope I particularly like.

I mention this because one series I like has a doozy of an interconnected web of secrets at its heart, and absolutely no one has all the pieces: namely, Catherine Asaro's Saga of the Skolian Empire, and the truth about Sauscony, Jaibriol II, and their children.

cut for length )

I don't expect Asaro to go there, but that is what I want. In fact, I want it to the point that I am considering nominating the fandom for Yuletide. Obviously I would not phrase the request in such detailed terms as the preceding paragraphs, but I think the general outline of "Rocalisa Qox Skolia leaves Prism as a young adult, learns what's happened to her relatives since the Radiance War, and has adventures while trying to keep her identity secret in order to protect the various branches of her family. A romance of some sort -- lesbian or poly would be especially welcome, though het is also fine -- would be a lovely addition though not strictly necessary" could be quite workable.

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Hopefully I will remember that when nominations roll around this fall. :)
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My air conditioner appears to have developed an internal mildew infestation. Eurgh.

I am not entirely sure how to get rid of the mildew. I mean, clean all contaminated surfaces with bleach, obviously, but I don't know if the sections I need to reach even come apart and I'm a little afraid to break the AC while attempting to fix it. The manual is not much help on that front, since it only details how to get at the filter (which is not currently the problem, though it couldn't hurt to dust the thing while I'm at it). I suppose I could try a toothbrush...?

Anyway, Tuesday is not supposed to get very hot and Tuesday night may dip into the 50s, so whatever happens, I can at least give the machinery a good long while to dry out after I get done with whatever the cleaning process ends up being.

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[tumblr.com profile] kk-maker suggested using a spray bottle to get bleach to the spots I can't manually reach. This sounds reasonable to me. :)
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twelve pepper seedlings in terracotta pots and plastic windowboxes
twelve peppers, Monday, 18 July 2016


slightly deformed pepper leaves
the funny leaves, one week on


pepper in a plastic windowbox, slightly mauled
the one that got mauled by squirrels. AGAIN


one tiny and somewhat unhappy pepper seedling in a terracotta pot
the pepper with fusarium wilt


three mulberry seedlings attempting to colonize a terracotta pot with a healthy pepper
mulberry seedlings. SHUN THE EVIL!


As you can see, all twelve are still alive. One (the second from the left in the windowboxes in the first photo) is even taller than its stake! The funny-looking leaves with probable chemical damage did indeed grow in weird, but the newer leaves on that plant seem fine so apparently it was one-off damage rather than a continuing thing. The leftmost windowbox pepper got squirrel-mauled yet again, losing two leaves in the process, but its stake kept it mostly upright and I was able to fill in the holes the damn animal dug around its roots.

My little fungal victim is still not dead, but not really recovering either. It is caught in a sort of zombie limbo. :/ I continue to apply fungicide around its roots.

Lastly, a picture of The Enemy (well, the other enemy. squirrels will always be the main enemy). Mulberry seedlings! They're not as prevalent as last year, for various reasons, but they are a persistent minor annoyance. I pull them out periodically and chuck them off the side of the porch.

I saw what I think are tiny buds developing at the growing tips of several peppers, but they may only be leaf-buds rather than flower-buds, and they are in any case too small for me to effectively photograph with my phone. Maybe next week!

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Oh hey, I found a 1986 addition to the Amazing Mumford saga! (I could not reproduce the multi-space gap between the third and fourth words, but otherwise the typography faithfully follows the original document.)

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The amazing Mumford and Big Bird were fighting. Big Bird was trying to get his bag of gold back. MumFORd had taken it and Would not give it bacK. They fought with swords.

The End.
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I'm going to keep posting these for a while, though probably not on any actual schedule. Anyway, parts 5 and 6 are now up on AO3. They both have minor edits from the beta drafts on my journal.

The Transient and the Eternal: Love Bites - Alexiel introduces Nanatsusaya to Jibril. Dubious power dynamics and obsession. (2,200 words)

The Transient and the Eternal: Naptime - After the Second Holy War, Nanatsusaya wanders the earth. War and implied murder. (700 words)

General warnings for Angel Sanctuary apply: namely, that the canon is built of WTF and incest (and very pretty art), so please proceed with caution. :)

candles

Jul. 15th, 2016 09:34 pm
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five votive candleholders arranged in an arc, ambient light on



five votive candleholders arranged in an arc, ambient light off



While organizing my gardening cabinet at the start of July, I found a box that I apparently packed and forgot about while tidying my apartment for a family Thanksgiving a few years ago. This is sad, because in addition to some truly inexplicable junk, the box held my collection of votive candleholders. I'd thought I must have lost or foolishly given them away. But nope! They're still here. :)

The red and clear ones are the oldest, followed by the blue, then the green, and then the golden-orange one. None of them match, which by now has become something of the point. When I eventually acquire a purple and hopefully some other colors (because I am slowly collecting a rainbow), they will be different styles yet again.

I lit them all tonight, because 2016 has been a hell of a year so far, and I need a little light in darkness right now.

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So hey, remember when I said I was editing some stuff for my sister? The latest is now available for purchase via Kindle ebooks!

Second Chance Iowa

It is an ~70,000 word M/M romance novel featuring Colton Catherwood (successful writer) and Danny Garcia (high school teacher) who find each other again after a devastating high school breakup and seven years of silence.

Selling points: The main characters are easy to like (even when they're being dumabasses, because relationships are hard), there is a diverse cast of secondary characters who have lives of their own, a class of high school students get encouraged to follow their writing dreams, Iowa is more than just cornfields, and Danny and Colt reach a well-earned happily ever after. :)

Content notes: The lack of lube is a deliberate stylistic choice (trust me, I asked) to play up a fantasy/spontaneity aspect. HIPAA regulations are ignored for dramatic purposes. Also there is a cheating subplot (not involving the main characters) and a dysfunctional father-son relationship (because of homophobia) so be careful if those are issues for you.

If you are interested in her other work, here's a website. Note that she's switching from porn to romance, so this book is not necessarily representative of earlier stories. Also I haven't read any except this and Bound in Blue, so I cannot speak for their quality one way or the other. (I liked "Bound in Blue," though!)

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