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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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Yuletide reveal day! I got a little carried away and wrote six stories this year. I have listed them in the order I wrote them.

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1 ) Loving Bonds -- The Dark Is Rising, 2,800 words. There is a fierce long age between Arthur's reign and the final Rising. Any number of things could have broken a chain of descent and prevented the Light from having a Pendragon on their side. Why, then, did the Dark allow Bran to remain in the twentieth century? Contains discussion of premature birth and the death of a premature child, and a threat to a living child. (Written for rizny.)

Thoughts: This was my assignment story. I had offered to write The Dark Is Rising not because I had any particular drive to write for it, nor any ideas, but because it is a canon I am familiar with, and it has enough gaps and loose ends that I figured I could find something to hang a story on. Rizny's optional details said, among other things, "I would really love a story with Will or Merry or Arthur or John Rowlands as one of the main characters, doing with fierce determination what must be done to save the world, whether it's a scene left out of the book or the Dark returning somehow or whatever," which seemed promising.

The trouble is that when I started rereading canon (focusing on The Grey King and Silver on the Tree, because they are the only books containing John Rowlands), I discovered that what I desperately wanted to do was explore and explain Blodwen Rowlands. *headdesk* So I beat my head against a metaphorical wall for a while until my subconscious coughed up the idea of John convincing Blodwen to let Bran stay at Clwyd with Owen Davies.

The bit about the premature birth of the Rowlands' child came out of freaking nowhere as I was typing up the opening section (which I had written longhand at work). On reflection, I think it snuck in mostly because one of my real life friends is pregnant right now. Her pregnancy is going swimmingly, but apparently I am still worrying in the back of my head. *shrug*

Initially I called this story "Guardian Angels." I swapped that out for "The Fate of Men," and then "While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping," but I didn't like any of those titles. (The first is stolen from 'All Through the Night,' the second from Silver on the Tree, and the third from 'What Child Is This?') So I went with "Loving Bonds," as did two other people this year -- it is the most obvious title for any story about love and families in this fandom -- but whatever, it works, and I'm not sorry.

I am fairly sure I lifted the line about a 'fierce long age between X and Y' from one of Andre Norton's Time Traders books, but I cannot remember which one offhand, and I like the phrase too much to change it. *sheepish*

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2 ) The Geographic Cure -- American Gods, 2,100 words. Artemis and Apollo go to America. (Written for Minnow.)

Thoughts: I got my assigned story up before the last minute this year, and then had a few days with nothing much to do and a lot of real life stuff I didn't want to think about. So when the list of people who still needed pinch hits went up, I scrolled through it and [livejournal.com profile] minnow1212's prompt jumped out at me. American Gods didn't really work for me as a novel -- I could never connect with it properly -- but the idea behind it is genius, as I think the number of responses to Minnow's prompt shows. *grin*

I have very little to say about this story as a story; it kind of happened through me as I typed, without much conscious direction on my part. So no, I don't know why the twins were in England, nor how long they'd been there, nor where they'd traveled and what they'd done since Rome went Christian. I do know why they went to Charleston, though -- Charleston was apparently quite the melting pot in colonial times (they had a notable Jewish population, among other things), and I also wanted more of a stratified society (and closer social connections to upper-class England) than New England would have provided. I also did some actual (though glancing) research on women's saddles and foxhunting and consequently inserted a little one-sentence handwave about how and why Artemis is out hunting with the men.

(Not research-related, but possibly relevant: I think that when the Romans adopted the Greek pantheon, Apollo had no troubles whatsoever, not having a Roman counterpart, but Artemis and Diana fought a vicious battle that ended with Diana dead and Artemis taking on her name as a new title and absorbing the worship and power that had previously gone to Diana. *nods firmly* Furthermore, the little bit about Jesus that ended up in my story? That is there very deliberately, because one of my main issues with American Gods was the way Gaiman left out Christianity and Judaism and Islam. I am not sure if he was setting those religions on a higher plane -- true gods, rather than human-created gods -- or was just trying to avoid religious backlash, but it annoyed me. What I did not manage to make Artemis say is that in my view, this world's Jesus is a god like any other god, but he is currently vastly more powerful and so he can and does completely ignore the old pagan gods and the new technology gods.)

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3 ) And Both Shall Row -- Seaward, 900 words. Cally and West meet again after several years. (Written for Lesserstorm.)

Thoughts: I saw [livejournal.com profile] lesserstorm's 'Dear Yuletide Writer' post in November, and tucked away the idea of writing Seaward fic as a treat. I promptly forgot about it, because my mind is a sieve, but when all the requests went up for Yuletide Madness the memory rushed back and so this was the first thing I wrote off that list, before I began scrolling down alphabetically.

I had a file somewhere in which I explained my reasons for deciding Westerly is from Pakistan, but I seem to have misplaced it. Basically, it comes down to his physical appearance (black hair, dark eyes, dusky skin); to the book in his fantasy room (written in a language and script that Cally, who is pretty obviously from England, cannot recognize -- possibly Arabic or Urdu); and to the idea that his country is in political turmoil in the late 1970s (since the book was published in the early 1980s), has a seacoast, and probably (by implication) has a mostly temperate climate. Also, given the scene at the harbor near the end of the book, his name does genuinely seem to be 'Westerly,' not a word that translates that way, so his country must have had heavy British or American influence in the not-too-distant past -- and Pakistan is a country that would be familiar to a British writer like Cooper.

The title is a line from the song "The Water Is Wide," though I assure you the later verses have no connection whatsoever to this story. *grin*

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4 ) thy daughter in law, which loveth thee -- the Bible: Old Testament (Book of Ruth), 1,100 words. Naomi loves Ruth, but not quite as Ruth would wish. (Written for Summercloud.)

Thoughts: This one is kind of WTF for me, because while I do spend a lot of time thinking about religion and while I have played textual games with Judeo-Christian religious traditions in an original novelette (Finding Marea: Truth and Change in the Circle of Kemar, if you are interested), I had never thought of writing straight-up Biblical fanfic. But the prompt jumped out at me when I was scrolling down the Yuletide Madness page, and it's really easy to reread the Book of Ruth and spend half an hour doing a little internet research on what redemption means in that context. So I thought, why not?

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5 ) whatever a sun will always sing is you -- The Darkangel, 150 words exactly. Erin is always at Aeriel's side as they build their world and their lives. (Written for fresne.)

Thoughts: I wrote a Darkangel fic for [livejournal.com profile] aishuu earlier this year, and discovered that while I enjoy reading post-series Aeriel/Irrylath, I do not believe in it strongly enough to write it myself... at least not without an awful lot of space to work up to it convincingly. And yet I had never thought about Aeriel/Erin, which is odd because I love how female-centric the series is, and I always liked how Aeriel and Erin's friendship and loyalty to each other was made much of. So it was interesting to step sideways and look at canon again and say, "Oh, right, femslash!"

The story is still pretty gen, but that's partly because I fail at sex scenes, partly because I was trying to stay within the bounds of Pierce's own treatment of sex and sexual desire, and partly because, well, the story's only 150 words long. Where was I going to put any sex? *wry*

The title is a line from an e.e. cummings poem.

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6 ) Princess no Go -- Enchanted Forest Chronicles/Hikaru no Go, 350 words. Cimorene and Mendanbar play Go. AU. (Written for pentapus.)

Thoughts: The prompt for this story was "Cimorene and Mendanbar, AU. Go." The entire story is therefore an elaboration of a play on words. If it had not been ten minutes to midnight and if I had not been so tired, I think my better mind would have self-censored this into non-existence rather than post it, but what the hell, it's kind of cute and I never claimed my sense of humor was any good, so what do I know. *sheepish grin*
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Master List of Elizabeth Culmer's Fanfiction: Miscellaneous Fandoms
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Organization: This list is organized alphabetically by fandom. Within each fandom, it's arranged first by associated story cycles (if applicable) and then by 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.

Notes: Outside of my main fandoms, my fanfiction writing tends toward resolving plotholes and other canon problems, the creation of backstory (which is itself a form of problem-solving, where the problem is a gap in canon information about a character or an event), or prompt responses (often for Yuletide). Therefore, almost all the stories on this page are an expression of dissatisfaction with canon, of curiosity about what lies behind the canon we see, or of an attempt to satisfy somebody else's heart's desire. Once I've resolved a problem, filled a gap to my own satisfaction, or answered a prompt, I generally have nothing further to write in that fandom, which is why these subsections have so few stories.

Anyway, there's a lot of random stuff on this page, and some of it I look back on and wonder what on earth I was thinking, but overall I do like most of these stories -- probably because when something bugs me so much that I write a story to fix or explain it, or when I am writing to make someone else happy, I care enough to give my best effort.

Where To Read: As always, if an AO3 version exists, it is definitive. FF.net versions are definitive in the absence of an AO3 version. Journal versions are the equivalent of beta drafts, though the shorter and/or fragmentary works may never be posted anywhere else.

Contents: 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, 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, Merlin, the Oz books, Ranma 1/2, Rise of the Guardians, Sailor Moon, Saiyuki, Seaward, Shakespeare, Stargate: SG-1, Star Wars, Tam Lin (Pamela Dean), White Collar, Wolf Hall, X-Men, and Yu-Gi-Oh!.

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American Gods )

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An Ash-Blonde Witch )

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Arthurian Mythology )

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Avengers (MCU) )

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Batman )

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The Bible )

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Black Jewels )

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Bourne trilogy )

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Captain America (MCU) )

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Charlotte's Web )

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Code Geass )

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Darkangel Trilogy )

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Death Note )

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Discworld )

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Doctor Who )

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Enchanted Forest Chronicles )

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The Girl with the Silver Eyes )

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Glee )

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Guardians of the Galaxy (MCU) )

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Hamilton )

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Hexwood )

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The Homeward Bounders )

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Howl's Moving Castle )

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Labyrinth )

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Lord of the Rings )

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Lucifer )

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Mad Max )

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Merlin )

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Oz )

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Seaward )

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Shakespeare )

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Wolf Hall )

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X-Men )

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Yu-Gi-Oh! )

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