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I wish to inform the internet that [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira and [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong have made podfics of my Tales from the Yellow Yard series!

(Hananobira podficced "Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included)" back in September, but now the other three fics are also available.)

[Podfic] Tales from the Yellow Yard: includes Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) [48 minutes], Short Story Long [27 minutes], An Elephant with Laryngitis [5 minutes], and Literal Interpretation [5 minutes].

You should go listen and tell the readers they're awesome. :)
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I would like to inform the internet at large that [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira has made a podfic of one of my stories:

[Podfic] Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) (47 words) by Hananobira
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: John Egbert, Jade Harley, Davesprite, Nannasprite, Jaspersprite
Additional Tags: Grief/Mourning, Family Feels, Podfic & Podficced Works, Podfic, Podfic Length: 45-60 Minutes, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: M4B
Summary: What do you do with your own cadaver? Not to mention the bodies of your friends and guardians? A story of the first days traveling the yellow yard.

Go and listen. :D
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Here are the results of my latest mini-ficlet prompt meme, in case you missed any of them. :D

1. Kiss the Bride: Corin proposes to Susan. Prompt: Susan Pevensie as Queen of Narnia, coping with marriage proposals. 425 words, for [tumblr.com profile] madamehardy. [Tumblr; journal]

2. In Sure and Certain Hope: Does a funeral really count if you know the person it's for will resurrect tomorrow? Beta kid friendship. Prompt: Dave, John, Jade: somber but hopeful. 275 words, for [tumblr.com profile] shinyrock6498. [Tumblr; journal]

3. Under Pressure: Sakura will survive until her teammates dig her out. Part of the Tides AU. Prompt: How about some Naruto: Sakura, building pressure. 400 words, for [tumblr.com profile] branch-and-root. [Tumblr; journal]

4. Literal Interpretation: John has some questions about the repercussions of going God Tier. Davesprite and Jade are less than helpful. Tales from the Yellow Yard. Prompt: Jade, John, Davesprite, god worship. 675 words, for [tumblr.com profile] asukaskerian. [Tumblr; journal]

5. Freedom Ride: Aradia and Kanaya, in the moments before a guerrilla raid on Battleship Condescension. Prompt: Kanaya, Aradia, Prompt word: whoops. 425 words, for [tumblr.com profile] gracefularchitect. [Tumblr; journal]

6. Tall Ship of War: Shezan and Ilgamuth discuss types of watercraft as the Narnian delegation arrives in Tashbaan. Prompt: How about Shezan and/or Ilgamuth, and boats? 225 words, for [livejournal.com profile] autumnia. [Tumblr; journal]

7. My Sorrow's Share: Arwen's view of her uncle's choice changed over time. Prompt: Arwen and the pro/con of choosing humanity. (I'm on a Silmarillion kick.) 125 words, for [tumblr.com profile] mmarycontrary. [Tumblr; journal]

8. Crowning Glory: Edmund combs Susan's hair. Prompt: How about Susan Pevensie, combs or haircombing? 625 words, for [livejournal.com profile] cat_i_th_adage. (Also a Cotton Candy Bingo fill!) [Tumblr; journal]

9. Picture Perfect: Davepetasprite takes up an old hobby in a new medium. Prompt: Karkat, Dave, Davepetasprite, likeness. 150 words, for [tumblr.com profile] primtheamazing. [Tumblr; journal]

10. Pay It Forward: Yukiko and Iruka discuss educational opportunities and the lack thereof. Part of the Apartment Manager AU. Prompt: Ayakawa Yukiko and educating the next generation, please. :) 1,150 words, for [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmemory. (Also a Cotton Candy Bingo fill!) [Tumblr; journal]

11. Mischief Night: The night before they return to Konoha for real, Team 7 blow off some steam by reversing their old genin missions. Part of the Tides AU. Prompt: Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke; "strangely satisfying". 550 words, for [personal profile] eos_joy. (Also a Cotton Candy Bingo fill!) [Tumblr; journal]

12. Necessary Measures: Kanaya takes steps to end a recurring argument. Prompt: Rose, Jasprose, and Kanaya, bickering. 200 words, for [tumblr.com profile] primtheamazing. [Tumblr; journal]

13. In Abeyance, In Arrears: If Bro had smiled, even once... Prompt: Bro, Dave, dour. 150 words, for anonymous on Tumblr. [Tumblr; journal]

14. Broken If Revealed: Karen discovers Foggy's catastrophe contingency plans, and a number of secrets come out in the process. Prompt: Daredevil: awkward reveal, "This is- it's not what it looks like...?" 2,150 words, for [tumblr.com profile] shinyrock6498. [Tumblr; journal]

15. An Unorthodox Pedagogical Approach: Naga and Kakashi take their genin teams on a joint D-rank mission. There is no way this can possibly go wrong. Part of the Apartment Manager AU. Prompt: If you’re willing (and can without spoilers), I would love a future fic showing Naruto, Shinnin, and Sakura working together as a team while on a mission. 300 words, for [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmemory. [Tumblr; journal]

16. Part of Your World: Rose asks Jade to move in with her. Jade/Rose, sequel to New Roots. Prompt: Jade, Rose, prompt word: adventure. 675 words, for [tumblr.com profile] gracefularchitect. (Also a Cotton Candy Bingo fill!) [Tumblr; journal]
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I am having serious trouble working up motivation to write, which is frustrating. Like, I will open a document, check where I was in the story, type maybe five words, and... nothing. Blank. It's particularly annoying if I've been mentally juggling and arranging ideas earlier in the day so I know roughly where I want to go and just can't quite get there once I am actually trying to type letters on a keyboard.

One thing that I've found helpful in the past when I've had trouble writing is to switch gears and write something completely different, and also -- this is the key part -- something with an external rather than internal pressure/reward system. Like prompt!fic.

So.

Give me one to three characters plus a mood, a scenario, or a prompt word, and I will write you a ficlet that is at least three sentences or 100 words long.

Help me out, please?

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1 ) Kiss the Bride: Susan Pevensie as Queen of Narnia, coping with marriage proposals. 425 words, for [tumblr.com profile] madamehardy. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

2 ) In Sure and Certain Hope: Dave, John, Jade: somber but hopeful. 275 words, for [tumblr.com profile] shinyrock6498. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

3 ) Under Pressure: Lessee. How about some Naruto: Sakura, building pressure. 400 words, for [tumblr.com profile] branch-and-root. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

4 ) Literal Interpretation: Jade, John, Davesprite, god worship. 675 words, for [tumblr.com profile] asukaskerian. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

5 ) Freedom Ride: Kanaya, Aradia, Prompt word: whoops. 425 words, for [tumblr.com profile] gracefularchitect. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

6 ) Tall Ship of War: How about Shezan and/or Ilgamuth, and boats? 225 words, for [livejournal.com profile] autumnia. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

7 ) My Sorrow's Share: Arwen and the pro/con of choosing humanity. (I'm on a Silmarillion kick.) 125 words, for [tumblr.com profile] mmarycontrary. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

8 ) Crowning Glory: How about Susan Pevensie, combs or haircombing? 625 words, for [livejournal.com profile] cat_i_th_adage. (Also a [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fill, because why not!) [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

9 ) Picture Perfect: Karkat, Dave, Davepetasprite, likeness. 150 words, for [tumblr.com profile] primtheamazing. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

10 ) Pay It Forward: Ayakawa Yukiko and educating the next generation, please. :) 1,150 words, for [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmemory. (Also a [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fill!) [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

11 ) Mischief Night: Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke; "strangely satisfying". 550 words, for [personal profile] eos_joy. (Also a [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fill!) [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

12 ) Necessary Measures: Rose, Jasprose, and Kanaya, bickering. 200 words, for [tumblr.com profile] primtheamazing. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

13 ) In Abeyance, In Arrears: Bro, Dave, dour. 150 words, for anonymous on Tumblr. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

14 ) Broken If Revealed: Daredevil: awkward reveal, "This is- it's not what it looks like...?" 2,150 words, for [tumblr.com profile] shinyrock6498. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

15 ) An Unorthodox Pedagogical Approach: If you’re willing (and can without spoilers), I would love a future fic showing Naruto, Shinnin, and Sakura working together as a team while on a mission. 300 words, for [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmemory. [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]

16 ) Part of Your World: Jade, Rose, prompt word: adventure. 675 words, for [tumblr.com profile] gracefularchitect. (Also a [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fill!) [Tumblr crosspost; AO3 version]
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Summary: Jade brings Davesprite to LOFAF on a quest to recreate her eclectic bass. Naturally they get derailed by tangents. (625 words)

Note: Three things! 1) This ficlet was inspired by the 7/5/15 [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets word #230. 2) It is also a response to the Cotton Candy Bingo prompt: music. 3) It's part of my Tales from the Yellow Yard series, set a week or two after Short Story Long. It's early enough in that journey that it works in both the Game Over and Retcon timelines, so you can imagine it whichever way you please.

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is now up!]

An Elephant with Laryngitis )

Yes, I did that thing with the prompt words on purpose. :D

Also, yes, this prompt was on my first Cotton Candy Bingo card as well. Coincidences happen! The fact that I filled both prompts with female Homestuck characters attempting to alchemize stringed instruments is less coincidental, but hey, if it ain't broke... *shrug*
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Random fic scraps I've written at work. I don't have dates for these -- I am not always as scrupulous about dating pages as I'd like to be -- so they go from shortest to longest.

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Jade, isolated )

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Davesprite and wing repair )

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In a Purple Wood - aka, Terezi meets Nepeta )

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I have no idea where I was going with the first fragment.

The second fragment was going to be another "Tales from the Yellow Yard" fic, but it never really clicked and I abandoned it unfinished.

"In a Purple Wood" is canon for my "Alternian Nights" sequence of fics. It's just disproportionately shorter than the other three stories and I couldn't figure out where to go after the initial meeting -- what happens is Nepeta takes Terezi back to her cave for the day and then Terezi cautiously allows Nepeta to visit her own hive in return, but I couldn't make that narratively interesting, alas. :-(

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And that's pretty much it for fic scraps, aside from some original fiction which is too short to contain any useful contextual information, and I don't feel like writing ten paragraphs of non-fiction to explain two paragraphs of actual fiction. Somehow that doesn't feel like a good use of my time. *wry*

In any case, I should get back to writing the epilogue of "Secrets," which has been giving me absolute fits of frothing frustration. I think I have been approaching it all wrong and should start over with a different scene at a different time and place (though the same three characters) which will hopefully be more conducive to making them have the conversation I want them to have. *resolve face*
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Summary: Davesprite and Jade talk about everything and nothing, one week into the journey along the yellow yard. Loose sequel to Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included), though I don't think you need to read that story for this one to make sense. Hints of Davesprite/Jade. (~4,000 words)

Note: This story was written for Cotton Candy Bingo in response to the prompt: miniatures.

[ETA: The slightly revised final version is now up on AO3! Please go read that instead.]

Short Story Long )

Look, I wrote something! \o/

I dunno, I've just been feeling very grey these past couple weeks. Some of that I blame on the weather -- extreme cold makes me want to curl up and hibernate -- but I lot I blame on bad sleep patterns (one day of binge sleeping followed by two days of way too little sleep, lather, rinse, repeat) and just... general lack of spoons, I guess. I have been spending them all on everyday life and have had hardly any left over for writing or human interaction online. But today a sleep binge has coincided with a day off from work, and I am feeling a little more together in general. Already I have cleaned my bathroom and finished a fic, and in an hour I will go buy groceries and various useful things from Target (shower curtain, new umbrella, etc.), so hopefully this is me turning a corner and not just an isolated bright spot in the dreariness.

*crosses fingers*
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In response to the following kinkmeme prompt: What do you do with your own cadaver? I mean, John and Jade may have God-Tier'd, but their dead bodies are still lying there on the Quest Beds. Rose is impaled somewhere on the battlefield, and there those dead Daves all over the place.

You can't just leave your own corpse lying around for three years. It's morbid, not to mention unsanitary. But what do you do? Hurl them into the lava, maybe. Or bury them! But can you hold a funeral for people who have come back to life? Should you?

It's a hell of a thing to deal with when you're thirteen.

So I would like to see it being dealt with, please!



Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) [kinkmeme version] / Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) [AO3 version] / Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) [ff.net version]: 7,600 words, gen (with hints of Jade/Davesprite if you want to see them, I guess?)

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And now, to work!
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Master List of Elizabeth Culmer's Fanfiction: Homestuck
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Organization: This list is organized by associated narrative cycles; within each section, stories are arranged first by timeline (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: I completely and utterly blame [personal profile] askerian for my descent into this fandom. I hadn't even heard of Homestuck before she started writing fic for it, but I love her writing and generally trust her taste. So in late January of 2012, I did a little poking around via Google, found the comic, and... yeah. If you're here, you know how it hooks you. Then I made the mistake of reading through the backlog of [community profile] homesmut kinkmeme posts and fills. Before I knew it I had a file of prompts that looked intriguing. Then I was writing one. And it was porn, which if you know me is so bizarrely out-of-character there are no words. There was really no turning back after that.

I am still trying to figure out exactly how this fandom mugged me so thoroughly, but what the hell, it's been a fun ride so far and I'm sure it will continue to be so. :)

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.

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Untimely Ripped )

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