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Master List of Elizabeth Culmer's Fiction


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.)



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

All Original Fiction


And just for my own reference: my Cotton Candy Bingo cards, for Round One and Round Two.
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Things done today:

1. Dropped off book donation
2. Dropped off clothes donation
3. Emptied a bunch of stuff into compost
4. Took out trash
5. Watered plants
6. Continued to tidy junk in apartment
7. Scheduled civil service exam for next week (part of a LONG job application process)

(I really, really want the job in question. It sounds like easy work for which I am well-qualified, and it pays a good $10,000 more per year than I have ever earned in my life. Also, health insurance.)

Anyway, my parents should arrive at about 4-4:30pm, by which time I will be at work. Vicky and Aunt Cara will arrive separate at some point after that; Vicky will set up in my front room, and Aunt Cara will set up at her motel. They will all go together to the restaurant where we have a 7:45pm reservation. I will walk there after work and meet them.

Wednesday is for vineyard touring, and then my family does... something... while I'm at work for four hours. Thursday is Thanksgiving, obviously. (The health garage is duly closed and I have the day off.) And Friday Aunt Cara leaves early, while the rest of us may do a family breakfast before Mom, Dad, and Vicky hit the road and I head in to work early because some of the other front office staff took an extra vacation day and I was offered the option of covering for them. (Which neatly compensates for losing Thursday's hours/pay, so of course I said yes.)

Yay holidays?

(During the cleaning/tidying process, I have looked into boxes I'd forgotten I owned, and wow, there are some BIG decluttering opportunities waiting for me once I have my apartment to myself again. *rubs hands in anticipation*)
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Things done today:

1. Washed, dried, and put away laundry
2. Put paid bills in the mail for Monday morning pickup
3. Raked three more bags of leaves
4. Put out recycling
5. Vacuumed apartment
6. Dusted ceiling corners, tops of doors and high bookcases, etc.
7. Continued to organize and/or throw away random crap all around apartment
8. Called Susan
9. Emailed parents and Vicky to hash out some logistical issues

I also identified a problem with my kitchen sink which needs repair soon. The seal around the base of the faucet fixture has dried out and stopped actually sealing -- it's all grotty and ancient, and the faucet covering now slides back and forth if pushed -- so when water gets up onto that part of the sink rim, it seeps under the faucet fixture and drips down into the cabinets beneath the sink. Fortunately I don't actually keep anything on that part of the cabinet shelf (because I have had issues with this sink before and am duly wary of it), but that's still asking for mildew and mold to grow, which I can frankly do without.

My plan is to point this out to Dad and see if it's something I can deal with myself. If so, I will fix it. If not, I will call Landlord Dude and get it onto his to-do list.
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My parents, my sister, and my aunt will descend upon my apartment on Tuesday afternoon/evening. I will be at work at the time, and we will all meet up at a restaurant for dinner, but even so. I would like the place to look decent!

(Also I need to clear a bunch of stuff from the kitchen so we can extend the table for dinner on Wednesday and Thanksgiving itself. I am not quite sure where I'm going to move my houseplants.)

I got a little of that process done today: thoroughly cleaned the bathroom including spraying anti-mildew gunk on the ceiling (and am still picking at some of the ancient limescale deposits with vinegar), repotted a couple plants to get them off the kitchen table, finally got rid of the air conditioner packaging that's been living under my semi-reclining chair for three years, moved my to-read book stacks to temporary shelving, made room in a cupboard for my crockpot and thereby freed some counter space, dusted a couple things, cleaned and stacked several now-empty pepper pots, paid my bills and thereby got that paperwork off my coffee table, etc. But I still have a lot more junk to move and things to clean, and only two days in which to do the work.

I probably would have gotten more of my to-do list dealt with except I had a church potluck this evening, so I spent a fair bit of time pulling together a batch of cheesy potato hotdish (I think I overdid the onion a bit, whoops!) and then, you know, actually being at the potluck. Which was nice. I wouldn't want to go to dinner parties every night, but they're a warm/pleasant thing in moderation, and probably good practice for the intense family socializing that will shortly be upon me.


I should go to bed now so I have lots of energy tomorrow.

I suspect this is not going to happen for at least another hour. *sigh*
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Summary: Aradia's friends come to check up on her and make sure her brush with magic hasn't backfired. (625 words)

Note: This ficlet is a direct sequel to Untimely Ripped and Have Lighted Fools the Way.

[ETA: The ever-so-slightly revised final version is now up on AO3!]

And Beat Them Backward Home )

Maybe someday I'll get to the actual magic lessons part of this AU. But for now, we are still dealing with emotional fallout.

(I feel SO MUCH BETTER when I'm actively writing stuff, no matter how tiny and irrelevant said stuff may be.)
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Summary: Ri-Lady Lourdés Rodelay receives bad news from home. Tom does what he can to be there for her. (525 words)

Note: I started writing this in 2011, presumably in response to a 15-minute fic prompt, but I neglected to write down the actual prompt word or which particular prompt blog it came from. Also, the ficlet obviously took me more than fifteen minutes to write. *headdesk*

It's set about a year before A Dream of Snow and A Dream of Heat, when Tom and Tab are sixteen. Lourdés is a year older than Tom.

Correspondence )

One of these days I really should sit down and actually plot out the epic saga I built this world to support, if only so I can assign suitably awesome subplots to the various friends, classmates, and family members I've created for Tab and Tom.
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Summary: Tom Redding endures a test in the desert of Mur. (325 words)

Note: This ficlet is a direct sequel to A Dream of Snow and will make more sense if you read that one first.

A Dream of Heat )

I don't even particularly like this ficlet, but I am trying to make myself write and finish SOMETHING after a drought of over a month, so. Here is something.
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Pending some training sessions in December, a couple online mini-classes, and a paperwork meeting to get an official certification number for a certain program, I have been hired by Not the IRS to do terrible and fiddly things with other people's money come January 2016.


(I mean, it's only a seasonal thing, and it doesn't start for another month and a half (though the Dec. training sessions are paid), but still. Additional job! And it will look very nice on my future resumes. *evil grin*)
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Did the Service Auction thing.

The dinner this year was not really to my taste, particularly since the only starch was rice that had been (to my mind) ruined by the inclusion of dill. (I suspect other people might consider the cilantro the ruining ingredient.) So I had two small ground-beef-with-stuff-in balls (kofta, perhaps???), some green beans, and a little salad and called it a meal. Oh, and a glass of red wine. Because wine is good. So is dessert, and I raided the dessert table like a ninja immediately after I finished dinner. :-)

Then I spent about four hours cleaning and putting away stuff: first dinner dishes and glasses upstairs in the annex, then tables and tablecloths, then more dishes and glasses downstairs, then tables and tablecloths downstairs. I also helped consolidate the unsold items from the silent auction (and the sold but not yet picked up items), and just generally tidy up a bunch.

My hands are very dry/wrinkled from all the soap and water, and my feet and ankles hate me.

But! I did end up grabbing a bidding number, and I got into the live auction for the relevant ten minutes to bid on one thing I particularly wanted, and nobody else bid against me. So I got two tickets to a Baroque music concert on the weekend right after my birthday for only $25, which is an absolute steal.

So that was nice.

And then I came home and baked a batch of brownies, because yesterday my hospitality team leader sent out an email asking people to please sign up for a list of empty tasks this Sunday and I foolishly said, "Yeah, okay, I can bring a coffee hour snack." *headdesk* Anyway, they are baked and cut and sealed in plastic containers for me to carry into town in the morning, and I am GOING THE FUCK TO BED.
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My parents came up on Thursday. We did lunch, then they took Dottie home. About halfway through lunch Mom was running through Thanksgiving logistics and realized that if Vicky was renting a Zipcar to drive up from DC, she'd probably want to avoid putting extra miles on it, and we WILL need two cars for vineyard touring on Wednesday (because I'll have to cut out early and go to work), and she and Dad don't want the bother of driving two cars up from NJ and we still aren't sure if Aunt Cara is coming at all, so... why, exactly, were they taking the Camry home with them now when they'd want it up here in two weeks?

And so I have a car for an extra two weeks.

I mean, I'm not complaining, but I had said more or less the same thing to Mom as far back as August so I'm not sure why it took until NOW for the thought to sink in. *shrug* Brains are weird, I guess.

It's been a little strange adjusting to not having Dottie around. I keep waking at 7:30ish (which is when I give her breakfast) even though I don't need to, and then when I do get up later, I keep thinking I'm forgetting something until I realize that no, I don't need to walk the dog because there is no dog. Ah well, this too shall pass.

This afternoon I raked a bunch of leaves -- six yard-waste bags full, and four more piles that I decided to bag tomorrow. In about ten minutes I will walk into town for my church's annual Service Auction, for which I've agreed to do both dinner cleanup and after-auction cleanup. (This is a good way to bag free leftovers, FYI. Also I hope the work will keep me too busy to bid on anything, though I may succumb to temptation and get a bidder number despite knowing better. *sigh*)


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