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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 date. Word counts and writing dates are approximations.

Warning Policy: Any story with explicit sex or other potentially problematic content (mostly death, torture, or various forms of psychological, familial, or societal dysfunction) will be marked as such; otherwise all stories are equivalent to PG-13 at most -- i.e., there may be some darkness, violence, or mentions of sex, but it will either be off-page or non-explicit. I do not use any content rating system unless I am posting to a site or community that requires or encourages ratings, because I think movie-style ratings are counterintuitive when applied to written fiction, and because I have never found ratings particularly useful for anything other than denoting the presence of explicit sex, which I am already warning for.

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, 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, 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, Daredevil (MCU), the Darkangel trilogy, Death Note, Discworld, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, The Girl with the Silver Eyes, Glee, Gormenghast, Hexwood, The Homeward Bounders, Howl's Moving Castle, Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings, Lucifer, 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, 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 hate when my internet connection vanishes for the day. Stupid router. Stupid Time Warner Cable.

Blargh.

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In less aggravating news, I have been slowly piecing my way through the "Guardian" ch. 16 fight scene. It is definitely going to take half the chapter and kick one of the other planned scenes into ch. 17, but I think I have figured out an ending for it at last. Now we just have to see if I can manage the execution.

(Current word count = 1,800-ish)
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Augh. I think the 7/28 Homestuck update broke me.

*sobs helplessly over stupid alien teenagers*

more serious thoughts -- beware of spoilers! )

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I'm going to read Terezi's monologue and watch the flash and cry again now. *grabs box of tissues in preparation*
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Summary: Jade brings Davesprite to LOFAF on a quest to recreate her eclectic bass. Naturally they get derailed by tangents. (625 words)

Note: Three things! 1) This ficlet was inspired by the 7/5/15 [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets word #230. 2) It is also a response to the Cotton Candy Bingo prompt: music. 3) It's part of my Tales from the Yellow Yard series, set a week or two after Short Story Long. It's early enough in that journey that it works in both the Game Over and Retcon timelines, so you can imagine it whichever way you please.

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is now up!]

An Elephant with Laryngitis )

Yes, I did that thing with the prompt words on purpose. :D

Also, yes, this prompt was on my first Cotton Candy Bingo card as well. Coincidences happen! The fact that I filled both prompts with female Homestuck characters attempting to alchemize stringed instruments is less coincidental, but hey, if it ain't broke... *shrug*
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Summary: Rabadash and Shezan share a few private words on the eve of his coronation. (575 words)

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is now up!]

Before the Dawn )

I wrote this ficlet at the public library this afternoon, then revised it at home some hours later. (The problem with trying to write stories in a single interconnected continuity is that I have to keep looking up minor details to make sure I'm not contradicting things I've previously said.)

Also, I would like it to be known that I tried really hard not to write another Problem of Susan ficlet for this prompt, and by gum, I succeeded!

And now for some timeline blather! )
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Chapter 16 rough draft is now 1,400 words and I think I've figured out how to wrap up the fight scene (okay, it may end up eating half the chapter after all, but at least it's working now), so I stuck chapter 3 up on AO3 tonight.

Chapter the Third, in which Naruto disapproves of his new neighbor, Yukiko receives a mission, Naga and Kakashi have a little heart-to-heart, Yukiko deals with her family, and the plot kicks into gear at last.

I decided, upon due reflection, not to change Seichi's name after all. I'd been seriously thinking about it, because it's kind of weird and obscure compared to Seiichi, but eh, it's grown on me over the years. (I'm sticking by the switch to Tsukihime, though, because people kept persistently misreading her name that way anyhow. Plus it makes the joke more obvious, which compensates for the way I changed her hair to golden-brown instead of blonde. *wry*)
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Well, I just wrote myself out of one narrative trap and into another. Whoops!

(In other words, the Volcano-nin no longer look like idiots for picking an obviously unwinnable fight... and now I have no idea how the hell Naga and Suisen are supposed to survive their part of it. This is what I get for making the antagonists too good at their jobs. *headdesk*)

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I'm going for a walk. Maybe when I get back with takeout dinner, things will look more manageable.
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I've been having issues with the "Guardian" fight scene for the past few days, which apparently translates to writing a random [community profile] daredevilkink fill. *hands*

(I think I have finally found the problem, btw. The fix will involve going back to the point where I took a wrong turn and ripping out everything that follows, which is annoying, but the results will be worth it.)

But anyway, fic!

Summary: Karen thinks her phone is lost or stolen. It turns out her bosses simply borrowed it... which may not actually be an improvement. (1,850 words)

Note: This fic was written in response to the following kinkmeme prompt: Foggy finds Karen's secret stash of photos. He meant to get an address from her phone, but found... Selfies with Matt. Pictures of Foggy sleeping and drooling. Matt cleaning his ear, and then sniffing it. A dead pigeon (wtf, karen?!). Food. Coffee. Cat photos.

Matt: Oh, please don't tell me she still has that embarrassing photo of me from the Christmas party.
Foggy: Huh... yes...
Matt: Nooooooooo...


My fill is a little sideways to the prompt in that it's from Karen's POV instead of Foggy's, but as someone who ACTUALLY HAS pictures of dead pigeons on my phone, I couldn't resist. :D

A Moral Decision in One Eighth of a Second (AO3) / A Moral Decision in One Eighth of a Second (kinkmeme)

Please read it on AO3; I've made some minor touch-ups.

ETA: Now with a 450-word explanation for the dead pigeons!

(The dead pigeon description is based on one of my actual dead pigeon photos. Karen's motivations are her own.)
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Today I read Daredevil: Born Again (aka issues 227-233), by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli (et al), and. Um. That... went in directions I was not expecting.

I maybe should have been expecting them, because Frank Miller, but even though I knew he gets really weird about the military and patriotism and governmental authority and stuff, I did not think those things would be in any way relevant to a story about a man whose life gets ruined by a vindictive crime boss.

Apparently I should never underestimate the strength of Miller's obsessions!

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Anyway, reading 80s comics is a trip. First, I'd forgotten just how wordy they can get, using thought bubbles or narrative voiceover boxes (whether in third-person omniscient or first-person limited) right and left instead of letting the artwork tell the story. You end up getting more story per page count, but at the same time everything feels a little, I dunno... slower, maybe? A little more like reading an illustrated book. Second, the colors are super unrealistic, which I think is because of limitations in printing technology at the time. Third, there are an awful lot of background-what-background panels, with just blank white or a solid color fill behind whatever image (face, hand, gun, etc.) is being spotlighted for a moment. Sometimes, for variation, there's a pattern of ~dramatic lines~ but Mazzucchelli doesn't go for that option much.

Okay, details and stuff: )

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I also read a Bendis/Maleev collection -- issues 46-50 -- and I am not going to make any attempt at a detailed review because it literally does not make sense without context that I don't have. Okay, yeah, the basic A-then-B-then-C-then-D chain of events level is clear enough, but the meaning and emotional weight behind any of the events is just flat not there. And that is all I can really say at this point.

I think I may have to get a Marvel Unlimited subscription for a month or two, just to figure out what on earth is going on there.
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Summary: Shezan and Ilgamuth talk of paths not taken. (300 words exactly)

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is now up!]

Or Wonder, Till It Drives You Mad )

Don't mind me, just doing finger-exercises...

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