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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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Steerpike is my favorite character in the Gormenghast trilogy, to the point where I almost didn't want to read the third book. However, his background is a total blank: he appears fully developed at 17, with no hint of a family or childhood. "Heritage" is an attempt to give him one.

( Heritage )

Nothing comes from nothing. A story of the once-proud Steerpike family, and their downfall, until the only things left are memory and vengeance.

In other words, this is a love story, followed by random death and fire and gore. Go check it out!
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Steerpike is my favorite character in the Gormenghast trilogy, to the point where I almost didn't want to read the third book. However, his background is a total blank: he appears in the kitchens at 17, already fully developed, with no hint of a family or childhood. "Heritage" is an attempt to give him an origin.

Heritage: Nothing comes from nothing. A story of the once-proud Steerpike family, and their downfall, until the only things left are memory and vengeance.

In other words, this is a love story, followed by random death and fire and gore. Go check it out! :-)

(You can also read the story here on ff.net.)
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Auntie Jan and Uncle Bob have left the island, after giving us the grand tour of their jazzed-up van. (My cousin Brian is a woodworker, and helped them put in all sorts of things, from a refrigerator to tool chests to a bed to a port-o-potty!)

It's a gorgeous day, though just a wee bit windy for sitting on the dock. I kayaked up the shore a ways and ran into Nancy Cheeseman (from the King cottage) going out for a sail. Then Dad kayaked all the way up to the East Portage in to Windigo.

In non-island news, I finished the 6,500 word Gormenghast fic that ate my brain. I am setting it aside for a while, until I feel ready to subject it to the Editing Pen of Death. In the meantime, I can finish the two extra chapters of a Labyrinth fic that also recently attacked me.

And then can I get back to "Secrets," please? *sigh* I really wish all the stupid plot bunnies would just go away and let me work on my current WIPs.
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Auntie Jan and Uncle Bob have left the island, after giving us the grand tour of their jazzed-up van. (My cousin Brian is a woodworker, and helped them put in all sorts of things, from a refrigerator to tool chests to a bed to a port-o-potty!)

It's a gorgeous day, though just a wee bit windy for sitting on the dock. I kayaked up the shore a ways and ran into Nancy Cheeseman (from the King cottage) going out for a sail. Then Dad kayaked all the way up to the East Portage in to Windigo.

In non-island news, I finished the 6,500 word Gormenghast fic that ate my brain. I am setting it aside for a while, until I feel ready to subject it to the Editing Pen of Death. In the meantime, I can finish the two extra chapters of a Labyrinth fic that also recently attacked me.

And then can I get back to "Secrets," please? *sigh* I really wish all the stupid plot bunnies would just go away and let me work on my current WIPs.
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Off to Minnesota tomorrow! Just me and Dad... man, this'll be interesting. I think we'll either achieve relaxed coexistance and blithely ignore conventional cooking, or strangle each other in a week over god knows what all. Bets?

Today was... interesting. Two inspectors came over before 9am, to check the electricity and plumbing in the kitchen. Then Mom and Dad went into the city for their anniversary -- it's their 30th, btw! -- Vicky went to work, and I was alone with the dog and the cleaning lady.

And did I mention that we took the computer in to get all the data transfered to a new CPU? I couldn't even go online! The horror of it all -- I was forced to read actual books! *snerk*

Then I spent a lot of time packing and doing laundry, before spending 3 hours taking Pat to the mall to return some stuff and buy new socks. Which didn't actually work very well... they've apparently changed sock designs since the last time she bought any. (Might have been '95, if that recently. Some of her socks are seriously fugly by now.)

And then I came home to discover that the floor people were working in the kitchen, so I had to feed the dog by taking her outside, around the house, and in the basement door. Argh. Not my day. Really, really not my day.

But we should reach somewhere Chicago-ish by tomorrow evening, and I'll actually have time to read my summer book list (and possibly some more Dostoyevsky, how I love him!), so all is well nonetheless.

Also, I finished Titus Alone, and am thus done with the Gormenghast trilogy. In all honesty, I don't like the third book much, mostly because I was never that interested in Titus. I was more interested in Steerpike and in Gormenghast itself; the castle has a definite spirit of place. Granted, Titus does grow up over the course of the third book, but I still don't find him particularly sympathetic.
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Off to Minnesota tomorrow! Just me and Dad... man, this'll be interesting. I think we'll either achieve relaxed coexistance and blithely ignore conventional cooking, or strangle each other in a week over god knows what all. Bets?

Today was... interesting. Two inspectors came over before 9am, to check the electricity and plumbing in the kitchen. Then Mom and Dad went into the city for their anniversary -- it's their 30th, btw! -- Vicky went to work, and I was alone with the dog and the cleaning lady.

And did I mention that we took the computer in to get all the data transfered to a new CPU? I couldn't even go online! The horror of it all -- I was forced to read actual books! *snerk*

Then I spent a lot of time packing and doing laundry, before spending 3 hours taking Pat to the mall to return some stuff and buy new socks. Which didn't actually work very well... they've apparently changed sock designs since the last time she bought any. (Might have been '95, if that recently. Some of her socks are seriously fugly by now.)

And then I came home to discover that the floor people were working in the kitchen, so I had to feed the dog by taking her outside, around the house, and in the basement door. Argh. Not my day. Really, really not my day.

But we should reach somewhere Chicago-ish by tomorrow evening, and I'll actually have time to read my summer book list (and possibly some more Dostoyevsky, how I love him!), so all is well nonetheless.

Also, I finished Titus Alone, and am thus done with the Gormenghast trilogy. In all honesty, I don't like the third book much, mostly because I was never that interested in Titus. I was more interested in Steerpike and in Gormenghast itself; the castle has a definite spirit of place. Granted, Titus does grow up over the course of the third book, but I still don't find him particularly sympathetic.
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Dentist appointment today. I can still taste the toothpaste residue in all its nauseating metallic horror. I don't mind holding my mouth open for half an hour, but is it really too much to ask for decent-tasting toothpaste?

Also wrote more Gormenghast fic. So far I've dropped Cora and Clarice on their heads as infants (which might explain things...), killed Sepulchrave's father (although that's canon so it doesn't really count), killed both of Steerpike's grandmothers, killed his maternal grandfather, estranged his paternal grandfather from the family, and burned his father and siblings to death in a fire (those who didn't go splat when jumping out windows to avoid the flames). And poor Steerpike isn't even born yet! (So this isn't really Steerpike torture; it's all aimed at his mother, who, while she may be a manipulative and somewhat domineering woman, doesn't deserve a bit of it.)

I wonder why it's so fun to kill fictional characters? Not that I don't feel sorry for most of them -- I liked writing them and they were good people for the most part -- but it's kind of fun to watch the body-count grow. And it's interesting to see how much emotional pain and loss a character can endure before she snaps.

Hmmm. "Like flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport." Perhaps that's it.
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Dentist appointment today. I can still taste the toothpaste residue in all its nauseating metallic horror. I don't mind holding my mouth open for half an hour, but is it really too much to ask for decent-tasting toothpaste?

Also wrote more Gormenghast fic. So far I've dropped Cora and Clarice on their heads as infants (which might explain things...), killed Sepulchrave's father (although that's canon so it doesn't really count), killed both of Steerpike's grandmothers, killed his maternal grandfather, estranged his paternal grandfather from the family, and burned his father and siblings to death in a fire (those who didn't go splat when jumping out windows to avoid the flames). And poor Steerpike isn't even born yet! (So this isn't really Steerpike torture; it's all aimed at his mother, who, while she may be a manipulative and somewhat domineering woman, doesn't deserve a bit of it.)

I wonder why it's so fun to kill fictional characters? Not that I don't feel sorry for most of them -- I liked writing them and they were good people for the most part -- but it's kind of fun to watch the body-count grow. And it's interesting to see how much emotional pain and loss a character can endure before she snaps.

Hmmm. "Like flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport." Perhaps that's it.
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Observe my campaign apathy: I wandered into the room as Hilary Clinton was wrapping up her speech and Bill Clinton walked on. Then I left again before he really started talking.

Honestly, I've already decided who I'm voting for. Stop distracting me with all this campaign blather! < /sarcasm >

Also, I'd like to know what's up with the writing gods, since I managed over 3500 words of a Gormenghast fic yesterday, which is, I think, about the most I've ever written in a single day.

Why can that sort of thing not happen with my original works?

(It's an interesting challenge to switch from writing vaguely in the style of JKR to writing vaguely in the style of Mervyn Peake. He uses commas instead of dashes, for one thing, and goes on quite a lot about the ambient weather and crumbling masonry, for another. He also uses a viewpoint more akin to third person omniscient than JKR's fairly tight third person focus on Harry's thoughts and reactions. I don't do third person omniscient very well, so this is a learning experience for me. It is fun to be able to dip into any character's thoughts, though, instead of being limited to just one person.)

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