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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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Here are six more fills from the current Three Sentence Ficathon, aka "My god, it's full of semicolons!" One of them is five sentences, but shush, at least I'm trying. (Two are also strict-form drabbles, because I just like drabbles, okay.)

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12. For [personal profile] jjhunter: Charlotte's Web, Charlotte A. Cavatica, PWC (penmanship to webmanship conversion), written 2/16/15.

Needs Must )

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13. For [personal profile] samueljames: White Collar, El/Neal/Peter, Neal wants to submit but a previous Dom(me) ignored his safeword so he is understandably nervous, written 2/18/15.

Twice Shy )

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14. For [personal profile] rthstewart: Narnia/LotR, Galadriel, Jadis, the price of peace, written 2/20/15.

Negative Example )

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15. For [personal profile] snickfic: BtVS, Faith/Giles, daggers and sheaths, written 2/21/15.

Missed Connections )

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16. For [personal profile] alexseanchai: Sailor Moon Classic, Chibiusa, crown, written 2/21/15.

Rosebuds While Ye May )

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17. For [personal profile] isabelquinn: Narnia, any, Bism, written 2/21/15.

Further Down and Further In )

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I have one more (much longer) fill that I'm going to post separately because of Reasons. Technically it should be #15, but I'm calling it #18 to keep this post's numbering internally consistent.
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Slightly modified from various places: Ask me my Top Five Whatevers, fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really. I will answer them all in comments or a new post. (But definitely not with pictures. *grin*)

Because I am bored and I hate all my WIPs -- including the two things I was trying to write for Femgenficathon and which I failed miserably to finish by even the extended deadline. Please help distract me?

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ETA:

--5 fanfics I will never write (but want to read), courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] aishuu

--5 favorite manga and/or anime series, courtesy of [personal profile] theodosia21

--5 favorite stories I've written, also courtesy of [personal profile] theodosia21

--5 Naruto characters who've had all of five panels, but deserve their own story arcs/gaidens, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] leahnari

--8 favorite things to eat, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] hungrytiger11

--5 favorite scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia, also courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] hungrytiger11

--5 favorite female characters (from my childhood), courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] uminohikari

--5 tropes I love, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] rianax
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I have been thinking about spoilers and my varying reactions to them.

When dealing with books, I am almost always of the opinion that the way a story gets from A to B is more important (and generally more interesting) than having B come as a complete surprise. This doesn't mean I seek spoilers out, though, because I prefer to read a book when I read it, not beforehand, and also because anticipating future plot developments and how they might fit together is not part of my particular approach to being fannish.

There are a few series and/or authors, however, who rely more heavily on plot twists than others, and for them, I do actively avoid reading other people's reviews and reaction posts until I have read the book/s in question myself. (Jim Butcher is one of those authors, for example.) But even then, if I stumble across spoilers by accident, I am not very bothered -- because hey, the book's still there, waiting for me to read. :-)

For visual media, however, I prefer to read lots of reviews and meta before watching. I tend to watch shows years behind everyone else (and to watch movies on DVD rather than in theaters), because I want to know that I am not going to get ambushed by things. I think this is related to my issues with visual media in general -- the inability to skim past upsetting parts, and the way watching "real" people (or even cartoon people) in real time magnifies not only my sympathetic embarrassment squick, but my discomfort at emotional turmoil in general, and also the shaky adrenaline rush I get when characters are in physical peril. I really, really want to know beforehand if anything bad is going to happen, so I can brace for it.

And, you know, even if I know all the plot twists, I still haven't seen and heard the actors deliver the lines and bring the story to life. So as with books, the show's still there, waiting for me to watch. It's just that now I know where the dragons are lurking. And forewarned is forearmed. :-)

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This post brought to you by episodes 7 and 8 of White Collar ("Free Fall" and "Hard Sell"), which wrung me out even with relatively detailed foreknowledge. I can only imagine what watching them as they aired would have done to me. And this is a fluffy show!
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I am continuing to watch White Collar, though this has to be done annoyingly late at night when the temperature has cooled enough that I can turn my fan down a notch and thus actually have a faint prayer of hearing the dialogue. As I result, I have only gotten through episode 5, "The Portrait."

I don't want to say anything about the show as a whole until I've at least reached the end of the first season (well, beyond saying that I am obviously still enjoying it *grin*), but there was a minor point in "The Portrait" that knocked my suspension of disbelief for a temporary loop.

Basically, there is a written note on the back of the titular portrait. The note is in English. The problem is that the artist was, if I heard the dialogue correctly, Hungarian, or at least painting in Hungary before "the war," which in context almost certainly means WWII. I am therefore extremely doubtful that he would have written his note in English.

Hungarian is, of course, the most likely language. German is also likely, since the artist's name (Haustenberg? von Haustenberg? something like that) is very Germanic, and Hungary was, of course, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire up until WWI. French might even be possible, since it was Europe's international language of culture and diplomacy for centuries. English, though? In that place and time, English is just weird.

I know the show runners needed the note to be comprehensible to the audience, but still, would it have been so hard to write it in a reasonable language and have a character verbally translate? That translation would both have been more accurate and would have made Neal (or Mozzie) seem even cooler for knowing a foreign language. (German or French would probably work better than Hungarian in that case, since... well, Hungary never had colonies and so didn't spread its language around the world, and Hungarian carries much less cultural prestige than the other two languages. It's also not an Indo-European language, so native English speakers have a much harder time learning Hungarian than learning French or German.)

Anyway, it's a minor point, but it annoyed me.
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1. The second day of training for RE went fairly well. There were some things MS and I didn't get to, and some things that I ran out of time and so only showed/told him about instead of having him do them himself while I supervised, but since he's closing with PM on Friday, and I told him to tell her which parts he hadn't actually done (mostly counting cigarettes and related stuff), hopefully she will run him through those tasks properly.

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2. I have been working on "Babies," another component fic in "The Transient and the Eternal," which is starting to behave rather like Snowfall and insist on zig-zagging to hell and back instead of winding down to an ending. First I thought it was going to be about Setsuna and Sara taking some kids in their apartment complex under their wing. Then it turned out to deal with one kid in particular. Then Lucifer insisted on showing up. Then the kid turned out to maybe be Kato's reincarnation, or at least very similar. And now I seem to have gone off on a tangent about truth and lies and Uriel, of all characters. *headdesk*

It all flows logically from one paragraph to the next, but I have completely lost hold of the thread I started from, and am struggling to find a path back to some point that resonates with the beginning and also feels like any sort of actual conclusion. Because right now, the story is nothing but middle, middle, middle -- I need an ending!

Argh. (4,300 words and counting. *sigh*)

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3. I am kind of dipping my toes into White Collar fandom -- thus far, I have watched the first two episodes of season one and read some meta and a bunch of fic. So far, I am cautiously pleased. I'm probably not going to be writing here, though.

I always feel a bit wrong-footed in audiovisual media-based fandoms as opposed to print-based fandoms. You will note, for example, that my four main writing fandoms -- Harry Potter, Naruto, Angel Sanctuary, and Narnia -- are two book series and two manga series, and that I do not consider the film or anime versions of those series canon. I am just not comfortable being hardcore fannish about audiovisual media... or no, that's not true. There are films and shows I have loved to pieces, sometimes more viscerally than I love books. But I am not comfortable being fannish in the same way. I will read fic, I will squee and bitch, I will even meta. But I will only rarely write fic.

There are various reasons for my discomfort with audiovisual media fandoms. First, I dislike the way film imposes its own time structure on me, rather than letting me experience a story at my own pace. The best I can do is pause or rewind or skip forward -- I can't slow down or speed up the way I can while reading, which drives me nuts. Second, I have to rewind and listen three or four times to get various bits of dialogue straight, because I am not great at distinguishing conversation from background noise, as people who know me in real life can attest. *wry* Third, I have a sympathetic embarrassment squick that kicks in much harder for audiovisual media than for print media, and that cringe reaction is exacerbated by my inability to control the pace of the story. (In other words, you can't skim a film.) Fourth, I can't take film with me the way I can carry a book around, nor can I find and rewatch little relevant details with anything remotely like the ease with which I can flip through a book to find a scene I am trying to remember, which makes it harder for me to feel I have the... the grasp, or the mastery, I guess, of the text that makes it easy for me to play around.

So film is simultaneously more immersive (because of its closer mimicry of real life, and its insistence on a real time experience of the story) and more distancing (because I can't get hold of it, and it is much more likely to be emotionally offputting) than words on a page. Which is why, as I say, I tend to feel a bit wrong-footed in audiovisual media fandoms.

But still, White Collar seems promising, which is odd as it's a show without any fantasy or science-fiction gimmick. We shall see if my interest continues.
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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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Gormenghast )

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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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Ranma 1/2 )

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Rise of the Guardians )

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Sailor Moon )

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Saiyuki )

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Seaward )

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Shakespeare )

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Stargate: SG-1 )

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Star Wars )

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Tam Lin (Pamela Dean) )

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White Collar )

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Wolf Hall )

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X-Men )

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Yu-Gi-Oh! )

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