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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, Avengers (MCU), 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, Guardians of the Galaxy (MCU), Hamilton, Hexwood, The Homeward Bounders, Howl's Moving Castle, Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings, Lucifer (comics), Mad Max: Fury Road, Merlin, the Oz books, Ranma 1/2, Rise of the Guardians, Sailor Moon, Saiyuki, Seaward, Shakespeare, Star Wars, Tam Lin (Pamela Dean), 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 (comics), MCU (various), Merlin, Naruto, the Oz books, Sandman, 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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My various bingo cards: Cotton Candy Bingo, Round One (Blackout!); Cotton Candy Bingo, Round Two; Daredevil Bingo; Genprompt Bingo; Domestic AU Prompt List
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Sorry, this is not a new chapter. It's just internet housekeeping time again.

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Okay, and it's an announcement that I have moved "Guardian" to the top of my to-do list and am actively working on it once more. I am not sure if anyone still cares at this late date, but hey, I want to finish the story for myself as much as for any hypothetical readers. I mean, I still don't know the ending! Not in any great detail, at least. And I really want to know what happens.

So cross your fingers for me, and we'll go find out together. :D

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The Guardian in Spite of Herself: WIP, 68,000 words so far, started Dec. 2005. The reward for a job well done is a bigger job. In this case, Ayakawa Yukiko's new job is a lot more complicated than anyone expected. The Uchiha massacre and its aftermath, in the world of The Way of the Apartment Manager. Post-traumatic stress, extreme familial dysfunction, attempted social/political/military revolution, dubious ethical choices and discussion thereof.

"Guardian" is a darker story than "Apartment Manager," partly because of the subject matter, and partly because I decided to unpick the implications of the socio-cultural and economic system of the ninja villages rather than accept them as the status quo. Also, I structured it the way I would structure an original novel, which may have been a mistake from a fanfiction perspective. In other words, three of my four POV characters are OCs, only two of whom were introduced in the previous story, and the new OC is also meant to be a semi-sympathetic antagonist whose worldview challenges the moral principles of career ninjas.

In contrast to "Apartment Manager," this story has taken (and is still taking, so help me) forever and a day to write. I think that's partly because I wrote most of "Apartment Manager" in the throes of madly passionate new-fandom love, which is not sustainable, and partly because stories with multiple POVs and plot arcs are inherently more complicated than stories that have only one of each.

But I will win eventually. *resolve face*

[Note, 1/3/16: Read the story on AO3 or ff.net. The journal version is a beta draft with all the attendant glitches, though it may be of some minor interest as a historical artifact.]

The Guardian in Spite of Herself - Table of Contents )

I suspect "Guardian" will be 30-35 chapters when complete. My current outline lists 28, but my outlines inevitably expand in the writing.
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The Courting Dance: Marriage is a bit more complicated than quarreling and making it up again, especially for the crown prince of Archenland and an exiled Calormene Tarkheena. Aravis/Cor, 21,100 words, Feb. 2010-Aug. 2016.

I started writing "The Courting Dance" somewhat by accident. Back in 2010, I wrote a little 15-minute ficlet about Aravis prodding Cor into making a move in a Calormene-style courtship. A couple days later, in response to [personal profile] rthstewart's encouragement, I wrote a sequel from Hwin's POV. Then I admitted that I'd been ambushed by yet another chaptered story. *headdesk*

The narrative arc is relatively jumpy, which is a side-effect of the way the POV switches every chapter. There is a LOT of world-building -- this story is equal parts romance and meta on Archenland and its fraught history with Calormen. And my writing pace is, as always, the next best thing to glacial. But I have an outline of sorts -- my current estimate calls for 15 chapters altogether -- and I will finish this sooner or later.

ETA, 15 August 2016: It definitely ended up 'later' rather than 'sooner' and only 13 chapters rather than 15, but thanks to the 2016 WIP Big Bang challenge, I got there in the end!

The Courting Dance - Table of Contents )

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Oh look, it's another fit of internet housekeeping! *sigh* This post will update as I write the rest of the story.
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An Ounce of Prevention: 20,000 words, Aug. 2006-July 2008. During the timeskip, Sakura finds a very interesting diary among Tsunade's books and papers. Trouble ensues. Contains mind games, violence, discussion of death and dirty tricks, and discussion of the ethics of war and assassination. [Crossover: Naruto/Harry Potter]

"An Ounce of Prevention" is the direct result of a crack pairings meme from 2005, though Sakura and Tom do NOT have a romantic relationship. I began writing this as a silly one-shot for [personal profile] askerian's birthday, but the plot bunny nagged at me until I expanded the story. It ended up being about loyalty, responsibility, and Sakura's lingering issues over Sasuke's departure from Konoha; Tom is mostly a catalyst.

I set myself the challenge of writing a crossover that didn't disrupt canon in either series -- in other words, to write a story that could be a lost chapter of both the Harry Potter books and the Naruto manga -- and I think I succeeded. *is proud*

An Ounce of Prevention - Table of Contents )

For the record, I am perfectly well aware that these chapters are ridiculously tiny, and hardly deserve the name "chapter" at all. This is an unfortunate side-effect of the way I wrote the story. You see, "An Ounce of Prevention" was meant to be a one-shot. Its continuation was completely unexpected, and ran headlong into my semi-compulsive need to keep all chapters of any given story at roughly similar lengths, give or take about 15%-20% of that story's average chapter length. The average length for "An Ounce of Prevention," discounting the two epilogues (because epilogues totally don't count) is 875 words, which means all chapters should stay between 700 and 1,050 words... and with the glaring exception of chapter 1 (the original one-shot, clocking in at a tidy 600 words), they do.

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I try to start with longer first chapters these days. *wry*
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"Tides" is a Naruto AU series, which currently contains one finished multi-part fic, one long one-shot, and a fragment of another, mostly unwritten multi-part fic. It goes AU from the manga shortly after the timeskip. The basic idea is that Gaara was rescued before his tailed beast was removed, Kakashi wasn't wiped out by the mission, Sakura didn't learn about Sasori's spy, and Team 7 promptly kidnapped Sasuke from Hidden Sound before Orochimaru's plans matured, with no involvement from either Sai or Yamato.

Then things get complicated. *grin*

I wrote the first story on the assumption that Itachi was a villain, though my outlines for the unwritten parts have been adjusted in an attempt to at least pay lip service to the idea that he's a double agent for Konoha. I still think he is incredibly fucked in the head though, and nobody is ever going to convince me otherwise.

Tides AU - Table of Contents )

*declares victory, at least for now*
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It's internet housekeeping time again. Sorry for cluttering your reading page! (You may see a few more posts of this nature pop up over the next week or two. I'm trying to rationalize my fic directory posts -- specifically, I'd like them to point to Dreamwidth table-of-contents posts rather than to LJ memory subcategories. For one thing, I can put more information in an actual post! For another... well, LJ. *sigh*)

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The Way of the Apartment Manager: 72,000 words, Dec. 2004 - Oct. 2005. Ayakawa Yukiko retired from being a ninja, and she's come to terms with that. Then the Third Hokage summons her for an assignment that will change her life. AU story, set six years pre-manga. Social ostracism and discussion thereof.

"Apartment Manager" is the first story in an AU continuity. It is followed by a WIP novel -- "The Guardian in Spite of Herself" -- and several sidestories. The basic idea is that when Naruto moves into his own apartment, the Third Hokage asks Ayakawa Yukiko, the building's owner and manager, to look after him rather than leaving him completely on his own. Yukiko is a mostly retired ninja, but Naruto catalyzes her to change her life. Then those changes begin to snowball out to the rest of the village.

The other AU shift is Kakashi's age. When I started writing these stories, I'd never seen Kishimoto's official timelines, so I guessed people's ages based on their appearance and characterization in the manga. I was pretty close with Iruka... but four or five years off with Kakashi. Unfortunately, by the time anyone pointed that out to me, his age had become integral to several character interactions -- for example, Yukiko treats him as a contemporary rather than an annoying teenager -- so I decided not to go back and make wholesale changes.

For a pre-canon story starring an original female character with another original female character in one of the prime supporting roles, "Apartment Manager" wound up ridiculously popular. I think it was one of those 'right story, right time' things that I could never duplicate if I tried. Also, it is absurdly fluffy for a Naruto story, violence and occasional angst notwithstanding.

I advise reading this story on AO3 or ff.net rather than on my journal, since the journal posts were essentially public beta drafts and were noticeably revised before being posted elsewhere. (The comments might be of some historical interest, I suppose.)

The Way of the Apartment Manager - Table of Contents )

*dusts hands* There, all tidy!

Hmm. I think I should do "Tides" next... which is also a good reason to format that fic and crosspost it to AO3, now that I think of it. Yes. I will work on that tomorrow.
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I signed up for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo again. Here is my second card. I think it shouldn't be too difficult to pull off a single-line bingo, and hopefully I will get a bunch of other ficlets out of these prompts as well.

(Round One Card)

Picnic Soft Sleepwalking / Sleeptalking Opportunity Acceptance
Tradition Markings Lazy day Believe The little things
Names / Naming Play WILD CARD Eyes Bed
Favorite Adventure / Quest Skin Color Open
Cute Music Cuddle Free Sunrise / Sunset


ETA: Prompts in BOLD have been filled. Also, here is a list of story links! :)

1. Hold These Truths - 2,850 words, June 2015, Naruto, believe
2. Signs and Portents - 1,000 words, June 2015, original fiction, markings
3. Until the Day Breathes and the Shadows Flee - 1,425 words, June 2015, Daredevil, skin
4. An Elephant with Laryngitis - 625 words, July 2015, Homestuck, music
5. Crowning Glory - 625 words, Sept. 2015, Chronicles of Narnia, lazy day

6. Pay It Forward - 1,150 words, Sept. 2015, Naruto, opportunity
7. Mischief Night - 550 words, Sept. 2015, Naruto, play
8. Part of Your World - 675 words, Oct. 2015, Homestuck, bed
9. Only Children - 650 words, Oct. 2015, Homestuck, acceptance
10. A Problem That You'll Understand - 1,025 words, April 2016, Homestuck, the little things

11. Have Dominion - 1,075 words, May 2016, Chronicles of Narnia, names/naming
12. But Every Hour Is Saved from That Eternal Silence - 1,450 words, May 2016, Chronicles of Narnia/BtVS, sleepwalking/sleeptalking
13. Rekindling - 2,775 words, May 2016, Naruto, tradition
14. Almost at Odds with Morning - 2,100 words, May 2016, Homestuck, sunrise/sunset
15. Cardcaptor Uhura - 900 words, May 2016, Star Trek: AOS/Cardcaptor Sakura, WILD CARD

16. Who Contract the Habit of Eating - 2,450 words, May 2016, Homestuck, favorite
17. Truth or Dare - 875 words, June 2016, Homestuck, open
18. A Splash of Color - 1,625 words, June 2016, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, color
19. Responsibility - 2,575 words, June 2016, Chronicles of Narnia, adventure/quest
20. Maboroshi - 1,075 words, Jan. 2017, Naruto, eyes

21. Some Little Talk a While of Me and Thee - 2,725 words, Jan. 2017, Homestuck, cuddle
22. An Unexpected Meeting - 3,525 words, Feb. 2017, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, picnic
23. Foundlings - 1,175 words, April 2017, Star Wars, cute
24. I Am the One Who Lives with the Ocean - 700 words, June 2017, Homestuck, soft
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I said a while ago that I ought to start working on a unified Narnian timeline and then mentioned some problems that effort had created -- I have fixed both of those, by the way -- and now I am pleased to announce that I have finished the project... or at least gotten it into compliance with my extant writing in this fandom. So I'm posting the whole thing, because A) I think it's kind of cool, and B) it may be of some use if anyone wants a better idea of how my Narnia fanfic fits together.

A lot of this is borrowed from Lewis's own Narnian timeline, but I threw some of the extra-canonical stuff out because it made no sense (or is just depressing, like Cor's death date) and it's not in the books, so I can and will gleefully ignore it when I see fit. There are three timelines because my fanfiction covers three separate worlds: the world of Narnia, the world of Charn, and the world of England, which one may presumably call Earth.

Not all of my Narnian fanfiction fits into this timeline. I have deliberately left out my Problem of Susan fics, since several of them contradict each other and I'm constructing a this DID happen sort of timeline rather than an IF this happened, it MIGHT have happened roughly here-ish sort of timeline. I have also left out AUs, for obvious reasons. But everything that could plausibly fit has been included, plus all the history from my Thoughts on Calormen meta posts and a bunch of background world-building for "The Courting Dance."

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In the world of England )

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In the world of Charn )

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In the world of Narnia )

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I will add new stories as I write them and new information as I discover it. There will undoubtedly be some time lag between a story or meta post and a timeline update, but I will do my best to keep this mostly current.
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I signed up for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo, which is a panfandom fluff bingo promptfest (round one runs until the end of the year), partly just because I want to write HAPPY THINGS, goshdarnit, and partly because I hope it will be a good source of finger exercises: playing scales to keep my hand in, as it were.

(Round Two Card)

this is my card )


So yeah, we'll see how that goes.

ETA: Prompts in BOLD have been filled. Also, here is a list of story links! :-)

1. Waking Persephone - 1,100 words, Sept. 2012, Homestuck, four seasons (one or all)
2. Every Child a Wanted Child - 2,025 words, Sept. 2012, Homestuck, grandparents / grandchildren
3. Romancing the Sky - 1,125 words, Sept. 2012, Homestuck, space
4. Scourge of the Sea - 2,125 words, Sept. 2012, Homestuck, lending a coat in the cold
5. Food and Cheer and Song - 2,100 words, Sept. 2012, Homestuck, sing

6. The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship - 2,375 words, Dec. 2012, Homestuck, casual
7. A Guide to Guerilla Knitting - 950 words, Jan. 2013, Star Trek: AOS, sprains/strains
8. Short Story Long - 4,050 words, Jan. 2013, Homestuck, miniatures
9. Sing a Song of Sixpence - 900 words, April 2013, Homestuck, money
10. Zero-Sum Fallacy - 1,200 words, July 2013, Naruto, don't need to get married

11. Beneath Rain on a Strange Roof - 1,050 words, Sept. 2013, Inception/Anita Blake, babysitting
12. Cutthroat Hiring Process - 2,050 words, Oct. 2013, Homestuck, I becomes we
13. Be the Food of Love - 2,300 words, Jan. 2014, Homestuck, music
14. Veritas vos liberabit - 1,750 words, Feb. 2014, Homestuck, keys
15. These bringing with them unknown gods and rites - 925 words, Feb. 2014, Chronicles of Narnia, candles

16. Playing Politics - 725 words, Feb. 2014, Chronicles of Narnia, back rub
17. The mind is its own place, and in itself - 1,275 words, Feb. 2014, Homestuck, healing
18. Shelter from the Storm - 1,350 words, March 2014, Star Trek: AOS, hug
19. Some Company Would Be Nice - 1,350 words, March 2014, Homestuck, comfortable / content
20. Sense and Sensitivity - 700 words, April 2014, Harry Potter, tickle

21. The nerves in patterns on a screen - 3,225 words, April 2014, Homestuck, headache
22. Skies of Summer - 1,875 words, April 2014, Inception, clouds
23. In Song and Story - 1,700 words, July 2014, Chronicles of Narnia, news
24. All on a Summer's Day - 1,975 words, Aug. 2014, Star Trek: AOS, WILD CARD
25. Come Close to Your Own World - 4,375 words, Aug. 2014, Chronicles of Narnia, unexpected love

44,575 fluffy words (for certain values of fluff) as of fill #25!
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Ashes Index Post
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"Ashes" is my 2010 NaNoWriMo novel. I got to 17,700 words, which is a pretty good month's work for me, though not anywhere near enough to win. *sigh* I have decided to continue writing and posting the rough draft, in an attempt to avoid the fate that befell "The Sum of Things" (my 2004 NaNo) which got bogged down by endless revisions and hasn't progressed for years.

Anyway. Summary:

Two hundred years after miasma spilled through the Gate to taint the earth and air, a magician, a binder, and a swordswoman set off through the Great Waste on a quest to set things right. But the magician has hidden motives, her companions have secrets of their own, and there is no guarantee that their effort may not simply hasten the death of their world.

Chapter One: The Magician
--part 1, 1,825 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 2, 775 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 3, 1,600 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 4, 1,325 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 5, 1,250 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 6, 1,700 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 7, 800 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 8, 1,825 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 9, 1,650 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 10, 1,025 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 11, 900 words, Nov. 2010.

Chapter Two: The Taint-House
--part 12, 1,800 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 13, 1,150 words, Nov. 2010.
--part 14, 800 words, Dec. 2010.

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Sidestories
--I Will Follow: 550 words, Aug. 2010. Morgalen and her brother in happier days.
--The Principle of Fire: 350 words, Jan. 2011. The nature of Morgalen's magic, and the reason for her bargain.

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Hopefully more to follow!

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