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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, 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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OMG, my peppers have started to sprout!

When I left for church this morning, at 10:15am, nothing was visible above the soil. When I returned home at 1:00pm, there were eight visible sprouts! They are all from my first batch of seventeen seeds, planted on March 15, so they broke the surface in two weeks exactly.

I only photographed four of them, because the others are just tiny arches of ultra-pale green stem and thus don't show up well at the resolution my camera can manage. I may take another set of photos this evening if things have noticeably progressed.

sprout in blue mug
tiny pepper sprout, omg!

sprout in gray stoneware teacup
and another!

sprout in off-white plastic pot
and a third, which probably broke the soil first judging by how close its leaves are to being uncrumpled

sprout in salmon ceramic pot
and a fourth, which hasn't quite managed to shed its seed coat yet, d'aww :-)

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Eeeeee, peppers! *dances*
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1. My parents are going on a road trip down in Virginia and the Carolinas in May -- I am not entirely clear why, but hey, whatever. It will be much more convenient for them not to bring Dottie along, so I will be dogsitting from roughly the 2nd to the 23rd.

The current plan is for me to head down to NJ, probably by bus, on Friday the 1st so I can attend a dinner party Mom is throwing for some family friends. This is relevant because the reason they're friends is because they are the parents of my two long-term best friends. Susan is definitely invited, and if Cat's around that weekend, she is naturally invited as well. On Saturday or Sunday I'll drive back to Ithaca in one of my parents' cars, which I will have possession of until they come to collect Dottie a few weeks later.

So that will be interesting.

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2. I went to the mall today and bought six pots and a bag of dirt at Target, but alas, my Girl Scout cookies had not yet been delivered to Not the IRS so I couldn't bring them home. Hopefully they will arrive by Tuesday, which is my next scheduled shift.

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3. Speaking of Not the IRS, there have been some schedule changes as we head into the last weeks of tax season, and I've picked up a lot more hours in April. Yay money and a reason to get out of the house!

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4. I've been working through The Age of Revolution (and also rereading an old book on the Committee of Public Safety -- Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution, by R. R. Palmer), and it occurred to me that I had no idea what the Marsellaise sounds like. So I looked up the lyrics and listened to a couple YouTube videos, and you know, it's pretty bloodthirsty and all that, but damn that's a catchy tune!

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5. I received beta feedback for the Jade/Dave/Terezi crossdressing porn fic, but I haven't quite been in the right mindset to sit down and seriously think about story structure and revisions. Hopefully I'll get that done Saturday or Sunday.

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6. It took me several days (not all consecutive), but I finished doing a close rewatch of Manhunter and writing up a... well, it's not a transcript and it's sure as hell not a summary -- it is pages and pages too long for that word to be accurate -- but anyway, writing up kind of a scene-by-scene breakdown of the plot, dialogue, and some of the visuals and sound choices, plus some thematic comments and notes on differences from Red Dragon the book. I've sent the DVD back to Netflix, and will do a similar analysis of Red Dragon (the 2002 film) when that arrives next week. And write up the book, of course.

Then I'll mash them all together into something vaguely equivalent to my "let's compare three versions (book, BBC, Disney) of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to each other" project. Not because I need to or anything. I just find that kind of meta interesting. :-)
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Note: I am repurposing my stock Yuletide letter here, which is why some of the sections may seem slightly off-topic for a single fandom exchange.

Hi, and thank you in advance for creating a story or artwork for me! I'm pretty easy to please -- unless you write a context-free sex scene, I'll be thrilled just to get something in response to one of my prompts. Optional details are optional, after all! *grin* But I realize that's not terribly helpful, so here's the (very!) long version. (I am sorry for the tl;dr, but I like to talk about things I love and I figure more details are better than fewer.)

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General Information )

Okay. On to specific prompts.

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1. Girl Genius AU )

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2. Sedoretu AU )

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3. Accidental Relationship? )

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4. Four Against the Condesce )

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And that is that! Once again, thank you in advance and best of luck in your creative endeavors. ♥
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It's been ten days since I planted 17 pepper seeds (the off-white pot on the left has two seeds instead of one), and as I expected, there are no sprouts yet. I will not start to get worried for at least another week, though. These things take time.

As for the eleven new containers, it occurred to me yesterday that I had a whole bunch of single-serving applesauce cups in my recycling, and they're basically the perfect size for seedlings, so... hey presto, a second batch of maybe-they'll-become-peppers! (I still have five seeds left from the seed packet. I may plant them next week, when I will have more applesauce cups available. *grin*)

lots and lots of seeds in pots
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Apropos of nothing in particular, I was thinking about phases girls are often said to go through -- among them the princess phase and the horse-crazy phase -- and it struck me that while I definitely did the horse-crazy thing, I never wanted to be a princess. Not once.

As far back as I can verifiably remember (so, six years old) what I wanted to be -- what I imagined myself as in all my daydreams and self-insert characters -- was a reality-warping all-powerful sorceress. When I told myself interminable superhero epics in first grade, I was a sorceress who gave one of the other heroes his powers, and who directed the team on missions because I could see what the enemy was planning. When Vicky and I did baby's first LARPing with our neighbors, I was a sorceress and had magic wand duels with the kid who played a wizard. When I first invented Small, I self-inserted as a mysterious sorceress who lived in a tower in the woods and could have solved all the questing characters' problems in two days if she hadn't been more interested in catching up on her reading. When I dreamed up a sort of self-insert fanfic continuation to Pamela Service's Tomorrow's Magic series, it featured a girl who was basically me by another name as the child of a family who'd kept magic alive through the dry times -- in other words, a sorceress -- and who accidentally cast herself into the future when the nuclear holocaust hit.

All these figures were from explicitly ordinary backgrounds, which is not surprising since they were all based on me. And while I could imagine myself phenomenal cosmic powers at the drop of a hat, it never occurred to me to imagine myself an aristocratic backstory, let alone a royal one. (The time-traveling sorceress fantasy, in fact, was centered around recreating democracy in the radioactive wastes of the former eastern seaboard. And also constructing a town with nice brick houses and a functional sewer system. Look, I like logistics, okay?)

The thing is, I am not certain if that persistent fantasy pattern is an intrinsic part of my character, or whether it's an unintended side effect of my name.

cut for a vague gesture toward privacy )

That is not a situation likely to foster positive feelings toward princesses in general.

I mean, I'm quite sure I'd have fantasized having phenomenal magic powers in any case -- as I've said before, I have a hell of a power kink, and it clearly goes way back -- but I do wonder if I might have imagined myself as a magical princess if not for that coincidental confluence of names.
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I bought some sliced roast beef, provolone, and raw spinach today, and made myself a sandwich for dinner.

Conclusion: next time, maybe another half slice of beef, and mayonnaise instead of butter -- the bread flavor is a little too strong. Also, damn I wish I had a toaster oven. I microwaved one half of the steak roll to warm the meat and soften the cheese, but that creates a slightly odd bread texture.

Also also, I should buy some dill pickles. The question is whether I pay through the nose at the convenience store on the Commons tomorrow afternoon, or whether I wait until Friday/Saturday (when I am going to the mall to buy a laundry bag & some flower pots and to pick up the Girl Scout cookies that should have been delivered to Not the IRS by then) and buy them at either Target or Tops. Decisions, decisions...

Hmm. I should buy a jar of mayonnaise while I'm at it. I have some in packets -- people have a tendency to put excess mayo in prepackaged sandwich boxes, and I am a packrat -- but that's not a functional long-term strategy.
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Summary: Rose tells Kanaya about a weird sex dream. (300 words exactly)

[ETA: the AO3 crosspost is now up!]

Mycophilia )

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So yeah, in addition to the prompt word, this was obviously inspired by the original non-pixelated version of page 31 of Summerteen Romance over at Paradox Space. (Look, you know fandom was going to run with that, and since I'm not qualified to write the actual porn version, I figured I'd do what I can. *wry*)
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Summary: Ekanu takes a class on the history of the Three Day Revolution and the end of the Estarin Empire. (415 words)

Note: This ficlet is set during Ekanu's student years in Estara, though judging by her grasp of Common and recognition of Trinitarian religious imagery, she's been there at least a couple years. So it comes after Learning To Listen, Barycenter, and Craftsmanship, but before Seduction in which she goes to Vinaeo to begin her service payment for her education.

Ripples in Time )

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Yay, I wrote a thing! It's tiny, but still. A thing!

This was kind of odd to write, because I had to placeholder several things while writing and then go look up the details later from my world-building files. Like, I remembered the name of the last high priest, but not his number or official title; likewise, I couldn't remember if I'd ever come up with titles for the local head priest/priestess of the three Estarian deities, or named the bay at the mouth of the Mekhul River. Turns out I hadn't. *shrug* Well, at least Nesta's clergy now have titles. And I suspect the bay is called the Bay of Sinnesta, because let's not get fancy here. (Sinnesta is Estara's port, btw, since the coast has moved several miles downstream since Estara's founding.)
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1. I had an appointment to give blood today, but alas, I was temporarily deferred.

The Red Cross won't take your blood unless you have a hemoglobin level of 12.5g/dL (which I think is grams per deciliter?), and today my hemoglobin was at about 11.9. *sigh* Apparently the normal hemoglobin range for women is 12.1-15.1, so I am actually slightly medically anemic at the moment, though not seriously so.

This has happened to me before, and was one of the reasons I stopped donating blood for many years. It has never had any noticeable effect on my actual energy level or health, and in fact can be easily countered by eating a roast beef sandwich (preferably with spinach instead of lettuce) at lunch for at least three days running before a donation appointment.

Unfortunately, I only scheduled this appointment two days ago, so I didn't have time to do the sandwich trick. *deeper sigh*

I'll try again in a few weeks.

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2. In other news, I did pass my first college class, though not with a particularly good final grade. Ah well. I did learn a lot -- both the actual course material, and more practical things like what I need to do to get course readings done on time, and how to participate in online discussions. My next class will go better. *resolve face*

And on that note... my next class has, in fact, already started! It's divided into six modules. Module one was the intro week, which is finished. Module two lasts three weeks: the first is mostly for reading, and the latter two are for discussion and a project. I've been doing the reading at the public library once again (and also at the grocery store and on the bus to and from Not the IRS) since that worked well for the previous class.

The class topic is the history and culture of Pacific Asia. I am not wildly enamored of the main textbook -- it's seventeen years old, which is okay for history but kind of worrying in cultural studies, especially cultural studies with a contemporary slant -- but I'm trying to treat it as a historical document. We will also have to read a novel (from an approved list of five choices) and watch a film (possibly of our own choice, though there is also a list of suggestions) for various future modules. I decided not to purchase any of the novels, since three of them are readily available through interlibrary loan and really, why spend the money when I don't have to?

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3. I did finish the preliminary edits on the Jade/Dave/Terezi crossdressing porn story (tentatively titled "The Law of Conservation of Mangrit," for lack of any better ideas) and have sent it to a kind volunteer for beta. Hopefully I'll have it back, tidied up, and posted within... oh, let's say two weeks.

In the meantime, I should probably work on some other things. *ponders WIP backlog*

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