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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, 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, 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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[tumblr.com profile] rollinginbooks said: susan pevensie, sleepwalking/sleeptalking, at home in a thunderstorm.

Note: Um, so. This fill A) has approximately nothing to do with the prompt (though Susan does technically sleeptalk, and is at home during a thunderstorm), B) isn't especially fluffy, and C) accidentally turned into a fic that I kind of implicitly promised [personal profile] rthstewart that I'd write several years ago as a companion to my remix of her lovely ficlet. Also it's a BtVS crossover and a TLB fixit. But you know, I wasn't getting anywhere at all with my more straightforward approaches, so I went with the one that was actually willing to be wrangled into writable form. *hands* Brains, man. Brains are downright weird. (1,450 words)

But Every Hour Is Saved from That Eternal Silence )

Do not go looking for Alice in BtVS or AtS canon, either television or comics. She's an OC invented specifically for this fic.
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Stuff I've done over the past few days:

1. Submitted my unemployment claim. In a week or two, I should know whether or not it was accepted.

2. Packed about 2/3 of what I need to take when I catch a bus to NJ on Wednesday morning. I am going down mostly to pick up Dottie for a stint of dogsitting, but also to watch Richard Strauss's Elektra on one of those Met in HD movie nights with my parents and some of their church friends, because why not.

3. Bought a ticket for the aforementioned bus trip.

4. Cooked a batch of veggie sidedish before the pepper and squash rotted in my fridge. \o/

5. Deep-cleaned three of the burners on my stove because I went into the kitchen to do something completely unrelated, casually squished a couple ants, and then kind of... kept going... after I wiped the squished ants off the stove. *headdesk*

6. Wrote two Cotton Candy Bingo fills. (Thanks for the prompts!)

7. Fought extensively with my next Cotton Candy Bingo fill, which took a wild left turn into AU crossover territory and I have no idea how I'm going to shoehorn part of the prompt scenario back into it. *double headdesk*

8. Deposited Upstairs Neighbors E and T's last check for the sublet of my driveway, which they don't need anymore since they finally sold their old pickup truck. This is both sad (loss of income) and convenient, since I am just about to acquire a minivan for two and a half weeks.

9. Said goodbye to Diagonal Neighbor P, who moved out yesterday. I will miss her adorable puppy. :(

10. Signed up to facilitate my church's high school youth group again next year, since I've had a lot of fun with that this year and I think some continuity will be useful as the kids try to get organized enough (and solvent enough) to eventually host a con.

11. Stuck a suction cup and hook on one of my kitchen windows so I can finally hang up the weird stained-glass thing Susan paid for me to make at the glass studio where she worked a few years back.

12. Tried out a recipe for soupless ramen with egg, which came out fairly well. :)

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I am only intermittently and idiosyncratically productive, but I do get more done than my depression would like me to think. *wry*
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Pepper update!

fourteen pepper sprouts, 18 April 2016
my peppers on Monday, 18 April 2016


fourteen pepper sprouts, 25 April 2016
my peppers on Monday, 25 April 2016


thirteen pepper sprouts, 2 May 2016
my peppers on Monday, 2 May 2016


Last week I removed the dead/unsprouted peat pucks from the tray. Between last Monday and this Monday, I had a scare with the three sprouts in the upper left corner -- they got horribly dehydrated and wilted to the brink of death. I was able to successfully (...so far) revive two of them, but the third (which had previously had trouble shedding its seed coat, and had consequently not been growing terribly fast/well) only made a partial recovery for a day or two, after which it shriveled for good. :( I have since removed its puck as well.

I like these peat pucks for rapid sprouting, but it is really hard to judge appropriate water levels in 'soil' whose consistency and color don't match anything I'm used to.

Ah well, perhaps it's just as well to weed out the weak before I start subjecting them to open windows and fans and such, to say nothing of repotting them and moving them to the wild environs of my back porch. And the survivors so far are doing quite nicely! They're growing their first proper leaf pairs and everything! I am so, so proud of them. :)

[[original Tumblr post, for when the embedded links inevitably break]]
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[personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake said: I'd like to claim the Names/Naming spot on your bingo card for a Narnia ficlet (Magician's Nephew): when Helen was just a girl, it had been so easy to dream up endless names for some future child; now, she had no idea where to start with a veritable zoo of creatures all awaiting names of their own.

Note: So this got rather more philosophical than I'd planned. What can I say: these are the hazards of attempting to write canon-compliant Narnia fanfic while simultaneously expressing ethical and theological disagreement with C. S. Lewis. In other words, I brought it upon myself. *wry* (1,075 words)

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is up!]

Have Dominion )

Hmm. Not a part of canon I'd ever written before! Now I just need to take a stab at something in the era between VDT and TLB, for the sake of completeness...
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*starts writing cute and fluffy ficlet about Queen Helen naming Beasts in the early days of Narnia*

*ficlet turns into polite argument about free will and authority as Helen attempts to get out of this responsibility without making Aslan seem like a dick for arbitrarily changing Strawberry's name to Fledge*

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Why does this always happen to me???
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[tumblr.com profile] longroadstonowhere said: prompt: jane and dirk, the little things, one of them helps the other recover from a bad mood? (sorry, less good at the scenario part of things)

Note: Oh look, it's more Alpha Timeline Fluff! And this one is genuinely and incontrovertibly fluffy! (...Pay no attention to Dirk's champion lying-by-implication near the end.) [~1000 words]

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

A Problem That You'll Understand )

Wow, it's been a while since I wrote a pesterlog! I think the character voices are slightly off, but eh. I'll do another editing pass before I stick this up on AO3.
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Okay so.

I am stuck like a stuck thing on "Guardian" ch. 17 scene 3 (not because I don't know what comes next; I just... can't make the words happen). I can't manage to focus on "The Courting Dance" instead (because guilt? tone mismatch? who even knows; brains are weird), and when I try to avoid the issue and write something completely unrelated, I just kind of blank out, like those two fics are gnawing away all the processing power that would normally go to the part of my brain that comes up with new ideas and/or picks an old idea and says 'your time in the sun has come, small plotbunny!'

I think you see where I am going with this, yes? Yes. It is once again mini-ficlet prompt meme time, because when I can't jumpstart my own creativity, I beg other people to do it for me. (Because it works. Why? Who knows. See above in re: brains being weird.)

The caveat this time is that I want to write fluff!

Here is a link to my open Cotton Candy Bingo card, which still has sixteen unfilled squares. For those who prefer lists to graphics, the open prompts are: picnic, soft, sleepwalking/sleeptalking, tradition, the little things, names/naming, WILD CARD, eyes, favorite, adventure/quest, color, open, cute, cuddle, free, sunrise/sunset.

Leave a comment with one to four characters, a prompt word from the list, and a scenario, and I will write you a ficlet of at least 500 words. Scenarios must be fluffy!

(...Look, I know my definition of fluff can get pretty idiosyncratic. But work with me here, okay? If the characters end the ficlet on a happy note, we're good.)

Anyway, if you have ever wanted a sequel to one of my oneshots, or another installment in any of my series/AUs, this is your chance to make me write it for you. :)

[Obligatory small print: Crossover prompts are fine! I reserve the right to reject fandoms I am not familiar with and produce ambiguous gen when attempting to write shipfic. Also, if someone else has previously claimed your requested prompt word, I will tell you so and offer you a chance to make a new prompt.]

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Fill List:

1 ) A Problem That You'll Understand - 1,025 words, jane and dirk, the little things, one of them helps the other recover from a bad mood?, written 4/30/16 for [tumblr.com profile] longroadstonowhere. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

2 ) Have Dominion - 1,075 words, I'd like to claim Names/Naming for a Narnia ficlet (Magician's Nephew): when Helen was just a girl, it had been so easy to dream up endless names for some future child; now, she had no idea where to start with a veritable zoo of creatures all awaiting names of their own, written 5/1/16 for [personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

3 ) But Every Hour Is Saved from That Eternal Silence - 1,450 words, susan pevensie, sleepwalking/sleeptalking, at home in a thunderstorm, written 5/3/16 for [tumblr.com profile] rollinginbooks. [Tumblr crosspost]
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Today in unpleasant developments: ants in my kitchen :(

I put out ant traps, but they're like two years old and also got extensively nibbled by mice last fall, so I think I'd better buy a couple new packs on my next grocery run.

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Some days I really hate having to be the responsible adult in my own life.
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1. I came down with a cold Sunday night and have been attempting (with mixed success) to sleep it off. Ugh. I guess I should be grateful there was a 2-for-1 deal on Ocean Spray juice at my grocery store last weekend: cranberry pomegranate for the win?

2. In other news, I read all the comics and extras (but only some of the tweets) for Check, Please! over the past two days, and I still don't care two beans about hockey or baking but gosh, that's awfully cute. :)

3. In other other news, "Guardian" ch. 17 scene 3 is being difficult and I have made no word-count progress. First I came to the annoying realization that I'd done my logistical setup all wrong, mostly because I'd been thinking of what would create a certain effect instead of what would actually be logical given the goals of two specific sets of people. So I had to rearrange some people/props in scene 2 (this took all of, I think, three tweaked sentences, because I hadn't been especially detailed to start with). Then I started thinking, but do I even really need a big dramatic scene here? Wouldn't Yukiko actually focus on [small specific goal] and largely ignore [other things]? And I mustn't forget that she has [strong view] on [subject], which will doubtless affect her attitude toward [certain people].

And...

And I should really write these complaints out more often because I think I just solved my own problem. Yukiko can indeed ignore [other things] and focus on [small goal], but because of the way I left Sasuke, that will do quite nicely for producing conflict and such. And also probably her tunnel vision between the start of the scene and reaching Sasuke will disturb Naruto more than if she'd made a big deal of [other things]. Yes. Good. I like moral distress. *evil grin*

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