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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. Read at your own risk! 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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Summary: Mazikeen and Lucifer in the garden. (200 words exactly)

Note: This ficlet was written for [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50 as part of a three-sentence meme, in response to the prompt: Lucifer/Mazikeen. I keep failing at the three-sentence part, but this one is a double drabble so at least I'm managing some kind of structural restriction... [Tumblr crosspost]

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is now up!]

Like a Sinking Star )

I may write the other two prompts as well, just for fun. :-)
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FYI, I'm doing a three-sentence prompt meme over on Tumblr tonight. Give me the name of a character or pairing and I'll write a three-sentence fic about them.

Prompts can be left either in my Tumblr askbox or in a comment to this post. :-)

(Disclaimer: I reserve the right to refuse prompts for fandoms I don't know well enough to write. Fills may not be exactly three sentences.)

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Fills so far:

1. Engendered by Disquiet: Some days, Earth still seems like a children's tale to Vala. (350 words, Stargate: SG-1, for [tumblr.com profile] kk-maker) [Tumblr crosspost]

2. The Inauspiciousness of the Owl: Jareth dislikes the implications of his other shape. (125 words, Labyrinth, for [tumblr.com profile] madamehardy) [Tumblr crosspost]

3. The Movement of Sound To Reach the Soul: Peter finds some new music for the Milano. It's not what Gamora was expecting. (600 words, Guardians of the Galaxy, for [tumblr.com profile] toxinvictoria) [Tumblr crosspost]

4. Like a Sinking Star: Mazikeen and Lucifer in the garden. (200 words, Lucifer, for [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50) [Tumblr crosspost]

5. I Have a Secret: Jane plans to study archaeology. She'll explain about the 'underwater' part some other day. (200 words, The Dark Is Rising, for [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50) [Tumblr crosspost]

6. When a Princess Royal: On the night of her many-times-great niece's birth, Aeriel listens to a storyteller in Pirs. (500 words, The Darkangel, for [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50) [Tumblr crosspost]
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This year I finally got the Lucifer fic that I have been requesting since practically forever!

Transcendence: Elaine is tying up some loose ends after taking over the Universe. And one of those ends is an angel. A really angry one. (2,300 words)

It is a wonderful story about ethics and free will and the weirdness of becoming God, and an explanation for why Gabriel isn't in the main plot of the comic despite being created at the same time as Lucifer and Michael, and apparently being in charge of the Host back during the construction of the Silver City. Go read it and heap praises upon my mystery author!

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I wrote two stories this year: my assignment in the main archive and a treat for Yuletide Madness. I will be surprised if anybody guesses my assignment, but the treat is probably pretty obvious... at least for my recipient, whom I told in advance that I was going to write it. *wry*

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I suppose to make this count as a December Talking Meme post, I should say something deep and meaningful. But I can't think of anything, really. I love Yuletide. I first participated in 2008, back on the old archive, and I have done it every year since then. There is something magical about receiving stories in tiny fandoms of my heart, and I love knowing that I am producing similar magic for other people. For me, all the controversies over rules and changes, archive glitches, and mod responses or lack thereof pale in the face of that joy.

Yuletide is a touch of beauty in the darkest time of the year. ♥

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December Talking Meme: All Days

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[Tumblr crosspost]
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hi, and thank you in advance for writing a story for me! I'm pretty easy to please -- unless you write a context-free sex scene, I'll be thrilled just to get a fic in one of the fandoms I asked for. *grin* But I realize that's not terribly helpful, so here's the (very!) long version. I am sorry for the tl;dr, but I like to talk about things I love and I figure more details are better than fewer.

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General Information )

Okay. On to specific fandoms.

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The Dispossessed )

Lucifer )

The Lions of Al-Rassan )

Black Jewels )

And that is that. :-)
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Happy New Year! Also, it is Yuletide reveal day! Here are the stories I wrote:

1 ) A Changing of the Tide: "It may also please you to advertise my lord his grace that since his repair to Richmond I have been at Lesnes, where I saw one of the most piteous and grievous sights that ever I saw, which to me before the sight of the same was incredible, concerning the breach out of the Thames into the marshes at Lesnes, which are all overflowed and drowned." --Thomas Cromwell to Stephen Gardiner, January 18, 1529. (4,800 words, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Aramley)

In other words, I signed up for Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall series in a fit of enthusiasm for the canon, and naturally that was where I was matched. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, an expert on Tudor England. Thus, research. All the research!

Aramley asked for fic centered around Thomas Cromwell: a scene from his past, an exploration of his relationship with his family, a view of him from another character's POV, etc. The words 'missing scenes' were used. I may have taken that too literally. *wry*

"A Changing of the Tide" fits into Wolf Hall 'Part Two, Chapter II. An Occult History of Britain. 1521-1529.' It sits between the section that opens "Autumn 1528: he is at court on the cardinal's business. Mary is running toward him, her skirts lifted, showing a fine pair of green silk stockings. Is her sister Anne chasing her? He waits to see," and the section that opens "New Year's 1529: Stephen Gardiner is in Rome, issuing certain threats to Pope Clement, on the king's behalf; the content of the threats has not been divulged to the cardinal. Clement is easily panicked at the best of times, and it is not surprising that, with Master Stephen breathing sulfur in his ear, he falls ill."

(This works because at that time, England marked the new year on March 25 (Lady Day) rather than January 1. Which technically means the opening sentence of my story is wrong -- it should say January 1528 rather than January 1529 -- but in the interest of not confusing modern readers I followed the modern calendar.)

I did think about trying to write something set in Italy, perhaps to detail the episode where Cromwell petitioned a pope on behalf of a guild in the town of Boston, but that would have involved researching Renaissance popes and Rome and travel from England to Italy, and Erasmus's translation of the New Testament into Latin, and that sounded like even more of a headache than researching Lesnes Abbey and medieval marsh reclamation, so I stayed firmly in England where I at least had a letter in Cromwell's own hand to work from.

I'm not sure why I didn't write a domestic scene with Cromwell and his children in their younger years, but for some reason that only occurred to me as an option after I was well committed to the flood at Lesnes. Possibly I find Mantel's version of Gregory Cromwell as baffling as her version of Thomas Cromwell does. I did induce Cromwell to think about his children a few times, and also to think about Rafe Sadler in the context of family, since Rafe is effectively his foster son, but that was not the main focus of the story.

There isn't a lot of plot qua plot, but then, this is more an attempt at what could be a lost section of Mantel's novel than a standalone story, so I'm inclined to consider that a feature rather than a bug. My dad did suggest, when I ran the story past him, that I could replace Katherine Greene with a character from some other historical novel or series -- perhaps the Matthew Shardlake mysteries -- and thus turn this into a stealth crossover 'where did Character X come from and what is her backstory?' fic, but that seemed like a lot of work on short notice so I didn't bother.

On that note, I would like to thank three people for looking over and improving the story. [livejournal.com profile] cat_i_th_adage told me how to make the final paragraph work properly. My dad listened when I ran some worries about logistics past him, and suggested the inclusion of Cromwell's thoughts about Thomas More and More's education of his daughter Margaret Roper. My sister Vicky fixed two small mechanical issues and told me I needed to expand Cromwell's conversation with Bledding in the final scene, and give Bledding some more concrete reasons to think Cromwell was a trustworthy person.

Everything else should be in the endnotes of the story itself, which are more or less a bibliography (albeit not in formal MLA format), plus some historical trivia.

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2 ) Faint Heart Never Won: Lucifer does not need her to defend him, but that is irrelevant. Mazikeen/Lucifer. (475 words, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] rosaxx50)

And then I wrote a little Yuletide Madness treat late on Christmas Eve, because there should always be more Lucifer fic in the world and I agree wholeheartedly with [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50's analysis of Mazikeen and Lucifer and why they are awesome together.

Someday somebody is going to write Lucifer fic for me at Yuletide. Until then, I will just keep writing it myself. :-)

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The stories only add up to 5,275 words total, but wordcounts are not everything, and I am damn proud of "A Changing of the Tide." I set out to imitate Mantel, down to the word choice and pattern of sentences, and while in retrospect I should have tossed in a couple mentions of cloth and clothing patterns, I think I otherwise achieved that goal.

I am also very pleased with "Faint Heart Never Won," which is almost enough to make me stop snickering at the way I stole the title from a song in Iolanthe -- said song is all about faint heart never winning fair lady (and is also ridiculous, given it's from a Gilbert & Sullivan musical)... but then I think of Mazikeen as the Lord Chancellor pursuing Lucifer-as-ingénue, and I'm sorry, it's just too silly. :-p
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hi, and thank you in advance for writing a story for me! I'm pretty easy to please -- unless you write a context-free sex scene, I'll be thrilled just to get a fic in one of the fandoms I asked for. *grin* But I realize that's not terribly helpful, so here's the (very!) long version. (I am sorry for the tl;dr, but I like to talk about things I love and I figure more details are better than fewer.)

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General Information )

Okay. On to specific fandoms.

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The Dispossessed )

Lucifer )

Macbeth )

Villains by Necessity )

Black Jewels )

And that is that. :-)
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Lilith in the interstitial moments, 275 words. (Aka, "Lilith before Charn," and/or "Lilith before the Silver City," depending on which fandom you want to read this into. Or just Lilith before whatever; this can be straight-up Biblical apocrypha if you'd prefer. I am not going to impose a reading on anyone. *wry*)

No Story But Her Own )

Hurrah for tiny ficlets of ambiguous canon provenance!
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hi, and thank you in advance for writing a story for me! I'm pretty easy to please -- unless you write a context-free sex scene, I'll be thrilled just to get a fic in one of the fandoms I asked for. *grin* But I realize that's not terribly helpful, so here's the (very!) long version. (I am sorry for the tl;dr, but I like to talk about things I love and I figure more details are better than fewer.)

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General Information )

Okay. On to specific fandoms.

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The Lions of Al-Rassan )

Lucifer )

The Dispossessed )

Darkangel Trilogy )

And that is that.
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Signups were extended until 10/31 because of a problem with AO3 challenge participant matching program, so I only got around to actually filling out the form tonight. As always, I am continuing the previous year's requests that did not get filled, which in this case means The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay, Lucifer by Mike Carey et al, and The Dispossessed & "The Day Before the Revolution" by Ursula Le Guin (because I can delimit the Hainish Cycle any way I want via the character tags, and what I want is Urras and Anarres, dammit).

I have added a request for The Darkangel trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce, which may present a bit of a challenge if my assigned writer gets matched on that because while I requested "any" characters, I then went on to say that I wasn't particularly interested in a story about any of the four characters on the official tag set this year. I just want secondary characters and world-building -- no star-crossed romance or angst whatsoever. :-/ Ah well, I did try to provide some ways to tell the kind of story I want while still using Aeriel, Erin, Irrylath, or Ravenna, so hopefully that will work out. And it may never even arise as an issue. Perhaps this will be the year that I finally get my world-building story about Al-Rassan! (Which I have been requesting for years but never seem to get matched on. *sigh*)

My 'Dear Yuletide Writer' letter is here.

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