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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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I signed up without committing to a fic (which is nice, that you can do that), but it is decision time now.

Combined results from the poll and comments (24 people) are as follows:

1. Five Things That Never Happened to Rex and Anna Lewis (0)
2. Intervention (2)
3. The Light in Your Eyes (1)
4. New Horizons (3)
5. The Courting Dance (9)
6. A Change of Season (2)
7. Lemonade (7)

So I will sit down and start tackling "The Courting Dance" (after I get the dratted middle of "Guardian" ch. 17 outlined!) soonish... but if that story proves utterly uncooperative, "Lemonade" will be my back-up.

Thank you all for the help!
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If, in an effort to make myself finally finish some of my languishing WIPs, I sign up for [livejournal.com profile] wipbigbang, which of the following options would be best to tackle? The rules say the finished work must be at least 7,500 words long, and you have to have at least 500 words extant at the time of entry. (These can be publicly posted or only in your own document files.)

So here are several stories that fit those requirements, and which I think I have a plausible chance of finishing by July 10 of this year:

1. Five Things That Never Happened to Rex and Anna Lewis (And One That Still Might)
--This is a GI Joe: Rise of Cobra fic (yes, I know) that does exactly what it says on the tin. I currently have the first three sections written to the tune of 9,000 words, and a couple hundred each for parts four and five. Part six is only an outline and might end up unwritten depending on my mood after rewatching the movie to refresh my memory of the characters and plot (insofar as they exist). Would probably be 15,000-18,000 words when complete.

2. Intervention
--A Star Trek: AOS fic centered entirely on original characters with a brief cameo from the Enterprise near the end. The crew of a Red Cross ship investigate a mysterious plague on a small and deliberately isolationst human colony, where they run into a bunch of cultural issues (the colonists are a religious splinter group with negative opinions about technology) but begin to make progress... and then an Orion slaver/pirate fleet arrives in the system. Oops. I have about 14,000 words written and am stalled in the middle of the space battle section. Would probably be 18,000-20,000 words when complete.

3. The Light in Your Eyes
--Also a Star Trek: AOS fic, this one following Spock through the immediate aftermath of the Narada incident up to the Enterprise leaving on its new mission. Mostly about Vulcans and mourning and stuff, with significant secondary roles for Uhura and Kirk. Currently at 9,500 words, would probably be 18,000-20,000 words when complete.

4. New Horizons
--Post-epilogue, DH-compliant Ginny/Harry/Draco. No, really. :) Basically, Ginny gets forcibly 'retired' from the Holyhead Harpies around the time Lily leaves Hogwarts, so Harry takes her on a consolation holiday to Greece. They run into Draco, who's giving himself a consolation holiday after his divorce, and things kind of spiral from there. Featuring a bunch of political arguments, a bit too much alcohol, and probably no explicit porn because I am more here for the midlife crisis and romcom aspects. I posted two sections on my journal in draft form ages ago, and part of the third chapter is written. About 3,500 words written, should come to maybe 8,000 when complete. (Or 10,000, depending on how much they argue before I can talk them into possibly inadvisable sex.)

5. The Courting Dance
--A Chronicles of Narnia fic dealing with Aravis and Cor's attempt to get married despite stiff political opposition. Each chapter features a different POV, and there is at least as much world-building as romance. Eight chapters currently written and posted, probably seven left to go. Currently 12,500 words, will be around 24,000 when complete.

6. A Change of Season
--Chronicles of Narnia fic, sequel to "Out of Season" and "To Every Thing There Is a Season." This one follows Ilgamuth Tarkaan and Shezan Tolkheera through the end and aftermath of HHB, as they attempt to navigate extreme personal and political upheavals. I only have about 650 words of this written and my outline is extremely vague, so the estimated final wordcount is mostly a wild guess, but... I'd say 30,000 minimum. I'm putting this on here mostly because it's a story that I intensely want to write at some point, but I've needed external deadline pressure to get through the other two main fics in this sequence so perhaps a similar kick will work on this one as well. It would require me to write at least twice as many words as any other option, though.

7. Lemonade
--A BtVS/Gundam Wing/Naruto crossover in which Faith Lehane, Duo Maxwell, and Uchiha Sasuke accidentally get yanked into a hell dimension and have to work together to get home. Along the way, they have some sex. :) This is post-Chosen for Faith, post-Endless Waltz for Duo, and in the third year of the timeskip for Sasuke; it ignores all BtVS comics, anything from Preventers Five, and pretty much all of post-timeskip Naruto. Nineteen chapters are currently posted, totalling roughly 44,000 words. I estimate another six to ten chapters before the plot wraps up. (I have a relatively firm outline, but I'm not always great at guessing how many words it will take to cover each point.) This should be roughly 60,000 words when complete, though only 16,000 or so would be new.

So. With that in mind, here is a poll:

This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 22


If Liz attempts the WIP Big Bang, which story should she finish?

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"Five Things That Never Happened to Rex and Anna Lewis" (GI Joe: Rise of Cobra)
0 (0.0%)

"Intervention" (Star Trek: AOS)
2 (9.1%)

"The Light in Your Eyes" (Star Trek: AOS)
0 (0.0%)

"New Horizons" (Harry Potter)
3 (13.6%)

"The Courting Dance" (Chronicles of Narnia)
9 (40.9%)

"A Change of Season" (Chronicles of Narnia)
2 (9.1%)

"Lemonade" (BtVS/Gundam Wing/Naruto)
6 (27.3%)



If you can't get the poll to work for you, please leave a comment instead!
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Yeah, I fail beyond belief at timely updates. In other news, water is wet. (2,175 words)

Lemonade, Part XIX )

As always, if you have any criticism or suggestions, I am all ears! I wrote the first half of this about a year ago, then decided the details of the translation spell were holding up the story and tried to start over, only to decide today that that was a stupid choice and go back to finish the chapter I'd originally started instead of the alternate version I tried to force myself to write. So this is a weird combination of written so long ago I'm out of touch with it and written so recently I have no perspective on it.

Also the blue teakettle mantis demons are a little tricky to write. I have a file of world-building about them which I can post if anyone is interested, but mostly I'd like to know if I'm getting enough description in for you to have a reasonable picture of what they look and sound like, or if I need to backtrack and spend a few more paragraphs talking about them.

(Tangentially, does anybody know if Sasuke's name actually means anything in Japanese? This is vaguely relevant to how the translation spell works, and the coincidence of Faith and Duo both having names that are actual English words.)
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One week less than a year is a pretty embarrassing gap between chapters. Sorry about that. (2,025 words)

Lemonade, Part XVIII )

As always, if you have any criticism or suggestions, I am all ears! (Except about the translation spell. I was going to hold that until several chapters on, but I am sick of writing around the communication gaps. I always meant to use a translation spell sooner or later. It's just that later became sooner and sooner became now. *wry*)
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1. The revised version of Lemonade, chapter 17 is now up on ff.net. It includes actual descriptions of the blue insect demons (who do have a name, as does their world/dimension/planet/home; it just hasn't come up in the story yet), a bit of description of their horse-equivalents, and also some revisions to their weaponry. (In other words, their world is metal-poor and macuahuitl are dead cool -- actually, that last is all the justification I really need. *grin*)

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2. On a completely different topic, here is a meme seen in many places: What kind of topics/entries would you like to see me posting? Any particular questions you've always wanted to ask me but have resisted because the answer would be a huge essay? Ever want to wind me up and watch me go on a particular topic? Anything you've heard me say "I should write that entry about [fill in topic] I've been meaning to write" and have been patiently waiting for?

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3. On a slight tangent to that last, which stories are you most interested in seeing me post? I am feeling slightly directionless at the moment (mostly because a really stupid idea for a Code Geass AU with an extra fantasy gimmick has been eating my brain all day, but it is, you know, stupid despite the cool factor, and also has no plot, and the last thing I need is another novel-length WIP with no clear direction) so I would appreciate being told what to write.
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For the first time in this story, I am not keeping an absolutely strict linear time flow. In other words, Faith's POV section picks up a few minutes before the end of Sasuke's POV section from chapter 16. Everything after that is linear again.

Thank you to everyone who gave me advice on Chinese and Japanese writing systems, and to [livejournal.com profile] deralte, who pointed out the obvious English workaround to the Japanese phrase I was asking about. (2,100 words)

Lemonade, Part XVII )

This may seem like a completely random plot tangent, but I promise there is a method to my madness, though it may not currently be apparent. (I will give you a hint: it involves bathtubs. And possibly chocolate. *grin*)

...I will try to describe the blue insect demons and their mounts in more detail when I revise this for ff.net, but right at the moment, I would rather get something posted than wait until I have the mental energy to make it perfect.
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I have been trying to figure out how to say "Chinese [language]" and/or "Chinese [writing]" in Japanese, and consequently driving myself up a wall.

I think, possibly, the first might be Chuuka-go, and I am really not sure what the second would be.

The idea here is that in ch. 17 of "Lemonade," there is a communication issue with the blue insect demons, and it turns out that they understand Chinese but cannot reproduce it verbally. So they try writing, and while my version of Duo can speak a little bit of bad Chinese (a handful of phrases, some curses, and a few useful sentences like "What is that called?"), he isn't anything approaching fluent, and he certainly doesn't read it. He does, however, read Japanese, but while kanji are based on hanzi, they're not identical (...I am not even going to speculate on grammar differences), and I suspect Duo reads kana a hell of a lot better than he reads kanji anyway, since I think he learned most of his languages (aside from Latin, which he actively studied partly because it was one of Professor G's pet hobbies, and partly because it reminded him of the Maxwell Church) by ear and/or by reading cheap, disposable popular fiction rather than through formal study.

So I want him to ask for Sasuke's help, but since he's talking to Sasuke in Japanese and Sasuke has no reference for any names/words relating to China (since China doesn't exist in his world), I want to render the word in romanized Japanese to give my (presumably English-speaking) readers a sense of how the word seems foreign to Sasuke.

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This is obviously not a vital issue -- I can work around it fairly easily -- but can anyone help me out?
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The problem with writing Star Trek fic is that I keep wanting to make at least glancing nods towards science, which results in me spending way too much time wiki-walking. I started by looking up planetary rings and ended by reading about Lagrange point science missions, Lissajous orbits, and colonization pros and cons, by which point I realized I had skipped right out of Star Trek and landed in Gundam Wing instead.

Oops.

Anyway, space battles are still a pain and a half to write, but I am slowly working out some strategies and Hegev and Jayavanti are arguing over the merits of mutiny -- though they have not yet realized (Jayavanti) or admitted (Hegev) that this is what they're talking about.

Speaking of Hegev, can somebody recommend me an episode or two of Enterprise where we get a good look at Tellarites? I am having trouble working out how to describe Hegev's appearance and body language, especially since half the pictures of Tellarites on Memory Alpha are from TOS, and TOS alien makeup is... well, they tried hard, let's just put it that way. But this leaves me a bit uncertain of such basic things as how many fingers Tellarites are meant to have, so. Help?

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