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NEW HAMLET FIC
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February 2017



NEW HAMLET FIC!  It's about time.






CoT rings in the New Year with a brand-new ficlet; more in progress!






I've finished posting ALL of the fanfiction on this LJ to AO3.
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Completed the Hamlet series I never thought would end: [Feb. 1st, 2017|04:00 pm]
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What You Don't See / At This Chance 'Verse

(The new, concluding story has doubled the length of it.  This series started here on LJ as a sequence of fragments and ficlets that took well over a decade to find its footing.  This is either a love story, a ghost story, or both.  I'll leave that up to you.)
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New Good Omens Fic: Backward Glance [Jan. 4th, 2017|09:02 pm]
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Title: Backward Glance

Fandom: Good Omens

Characters: Raphael, Uriel (offscreen), Crowley, and miscellaneous humans (flashback section); Raphael, Crowley, and Jaime Hernez (modern-day section)

Rating: PG-13, possibly R (for destruction of entire cities)

Word Count: 2,000

Notes: This is CoT #56. Possibly skim Genesis 19 before reading this (if you have no knowledge of events surrounding the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative, although there's been significant reference to these cities throughout CoT). Although she's unnamed in scripture, I'm incorporating one of the names assigned to Lot's wife by various Jewish traditions.  This story also makes a significant call-back to Garden Variety.

Summary: “Keep those pretty eyes trained straight ahead, darling,” said the angel, “or you'll end up like Edith.”

(Read it @ AO3)

[Comments disabled because I prefer all feedback to be left on AO3; even if you don't have an account there, it's incredibly easy to comment!  This just went live a few days ago.]

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PSA for anyone who's lately added me: [Jan. 4th, 2017|08:27 pm]
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(That'd be you, b7_kerravon, lexigent, and chromedragonfly. Hello!)

Because I'm over the 1,000-friend limit, I cannot add you back. This bugs me, because I have a pretty staunch follow-back policy. I'm sorry for the inconvenience; I have no idea when LJ instituted this, but it bugs me.

Also: if there's anyone who wants to unfollow this journal because I do all of my meta-posting/blogging on Tumblr and all of my fic-posting on AO3 these days, by all means, do!  And if you want to follow me on Tumblr instead, fantastic, I'll add you back over there!  Happy New Year.  I think?

(I'm currently down with the worst viral bronchitis I've had since 2000, so.)

ETA: Ah, screw it.  I unfriended and blocked enough inactive journals to knock my flist under 1,000.  That way, I can add the three of you back.
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It's Good Omens Exchange time! [Oct. 3rd, 2016|07:33 pm]
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Sign up here for the 12th Annual Good Omens Exchange!
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New Fic: 2 CoT Stories + 2 BTTF Stories [Oct. 19th, 2015|11:52 pm]
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Title: The Knowledge of All Things

Fandom: Good Omens

Rating: PG-13 [SFW]

Characters/Pairings: Crowley & Leonardo da Vinci; Aziraphale/Crowley

Word Count: 3,000 (208,760 series to date)

Notes: This is CoT #53. The first part is set in 1515, and the latter part is set in 2015 (picking up after the final section of #50: Garden Variety, which is set on 1 May 2015). I'm primarily a scholar of the Late Middle Ages, but the 1500s are just as familiar to me as the 1300s - 1400s. There's a book at Heidelberg University bearing some marginalia (in Agostino Vespucci's hand) that indicates da Vinci was working on a portrait of Lisa del Giocondo as early as 1503, although it's generally believed that he continued to work on the painting until about 1517. Several readers in the past few years have asked me if I ever intended to address the matter of Crowley's friendship with the great genius (given I've referenced it once or twice already, and given we have such tantalizing novel-based hints at the fact it might have been one of Crowley's most meaningful connections with a human pre-20th century). Have some historical fic, and I would also like to point out some recent research that strongly suggests LdV was half-Arab/Turkish; this needs to be much more widespread knowledge than it currently is. One line of dialogue in the conversation between Crowley and Leonardo is lifted from the footnote in the novel (as this is intended as a reconstruction of what's being related there); likewise, the bag-of-snakes quote is something Leonardo is actually known to have written down and/or said. He died in 1519, age 67.

Summary: "The knowledge of all things is possible." —Leonardo da Vinci

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Title: Keepsake

Fandom: Good Omens

Characters: Aziraphale; mention of Crowley; a human being about whom we know nothing except his name and his trade (OC reconstruction of real person)

Rating: PG-13 (mention of certain historical violent crimes in London)

Word Count: 1,020

Notes: This flashback ficlet is CoT #54; it can be read as a stand-alone if you wish. I had intended to have the next longer story set in the present-continuum of this universe ready for posting today, August 26th, but seventy-two hours of high fever prevented me from getting the head-start I'd have needed over the weekend. This is, however, something I've been meaning to write for some time given an object in my possession, which many of you have seen. Happy Almost-Apocalypse in this, the year of GO's 25th Anniversary, everyone!

Summary: "That won't be necessary," Aziraphale demurred, stepping closer, the scent of grit, polish, and Garrud's nervous sweat filling his nostrils. "Let me see it, you silly man. Please."

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Title: As Easy As Love / What You Fight For

Fandom: Back to the Future (both Trilogy and Telltale Games)

Characters/Pairings: Emmett/Marty; the Brown family (Edith and Erhardt appear here as they appear in my other 1930s-set story, I Am Waiting (Should I Be Waiting?) / Make Us Better, but this story is a completely separate take); Arthur, Sylvia, and George McFly; [Douglas J.] Needles (briefly, in a flashback)

Word Count: 15,000

Notes: This stand-alone originates from two separate, yet related trains of thought; one, I've had the strong desire (since The Pursued and the Pursuing) to write another story featuring an intersex character, and two, a conversation with leaper182 re: the challenge of examining trans character possibilities and similar within the BTTF framework led to me sketching an outline for this story (with Leaper having contributed the focus character's birth first name; thank you, my friend). There's some obscure U.S. entertainment history in here (Emmett Kelly actually existed), as well as WWII-related content (no character death, so rest easy). Continuity-wise, this piece assumes that everything post drive-in scene of Part III does not occur, and neither do most events of the game (but aspects of the game remain relevant). This is another Marty-gets-stranded story, as I continue to find that premise compelling; it's best to look at this as an alternate take on IAW / MUB 'verse. Soundtrack by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, and Bing Crosby. Any errors surrounding life on an aircraft carrier are entirely my own. The mess of browser tabs and printed-on-the-sly-at-work medical case studies left behind in this story's wake will take a while to clean up. Special thanks to neverrwhere, who was one of the people I had intended to surprise with this, for doing a last-second continuity check (i.e. less than two hours ago) on the text. The title is, indeed, meant to have resonance with one of the sub-section titles here. Also for imaginedmelody, who's been an angel this week.

Summary: We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

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Title: Jukebox

Fandom: Back to the Future Trilogy (w/characters from BTTF: The Game)

Pairing/Characters: Emmett “Doc” Brown/Marty McFly; Ensemble Cast (Jennifer Parker, various McFlys, Tiff Tannen, Marty's band-mates [The Pinheads] appearing as the OCs I've fleshed them as elsewhere, etc.)

Rating: Explicit [NSFW]

Word Count: 13,880

Notes: Stand-alone. Unconnected to any of the previous timelines/universes.  Exhibit A: I'd somehow never noticed before that, during the pan-around in the opening scene, we see that Doc has a jukebox in his garage-slash-lab-slash-residence. Exhibit B: Doc blows a kiss after the DeLorean from his vantage-point on the clock tower as Marty speeds off at the end of Part I. Exhibit C: When Doc's seeing Marty off to 1885 at the start of Part III, he shouts "Vaya con dios!" I had discovered that this Spanish phrase ("Go with God") is a reference to the 1953 recording of a song by that title that was still wildly popular in 1955. I finally looked up the lyrics, which I had not bothered to do even though I'd used this piece of information (that it was a song reference) briefly in As Easy As Love, read the lyrics, listened to the full song this time, got oddly emotional, thought about the jukebox, thought about more script deconstruction, etc. About 3/4 of the events of Part III hold true for this iteration (as you'll see from where I start the first scene; this is another one with a definite cut-off/departure point like OSA 'Verse has got). The rest is more off-roading, which has been the point of this year's epic experimentation. Past October 21st, I've got to buckle down on Good Omens commitments or bust. Thanks for taking a chance on this! Happy 2015: there's not much of it left.

Summary: Six days, six songs, and six ways to over-think your history.

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Recent AO3 fic updates: [Jul. 1st, 2015|04:34 pm]
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* CoT has updated three more times since the last installment I linked here.

* There are several new BTTF pieces since the last one I linked here, too.

* My unending thanks to those who have pledged on Patreon <3
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New GO Fic [CoT #49]: Until Someone Opens Their Eyes [Apr. 19th, 2015|05:16 pm]
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Title: Until Someone Opens Their Eyes

Characters/Pairings: Aziraphale/Crowley, Raphael/Uriel, Anathema/Newt, Pippa

Rating: PG-13 or R [mildly NSFW for many reasons]

Word Count: 7,400 [series to date: 193,250]

Notes: CoT #49.  Cards Against Humanity redux with Raphael and Newt in the player line-up. Timeline-wise, this continues to move us forward through 2015.  It’s set last night. Please note that there have been two other new installments since the last time I posted a CoT notice to LJ. Oops.

Summary: "All right, Licking-Things-to-Claim-Them-As-Your-Own Pulsifer," Anathema slurred. "Shut it."

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BTTF Fic: Open Your Eyes [Mar. 15th, 2015|01:35 pm]
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Title: Open Your Eyes
Fandom: Back to the Future (canon divergence post-Part II)
Pairing/Characters: Marty/Doc; Lorraine, George, Dave, and Linda McFly; Biff, Jo, and Tiff Tannen; Jennifer Parker; Louis Wilson; Trav; new minor OCs
Rating: Explicit [NSFW]
Word Count: 14,000 [42,800 for sequence overall]
Trigger Warnings: Encounter with medical practitioner who makes a really uncalled-for remark (read: queer individual being a jerk to an individual still figuring out his identity); older sibling being a jerk in similar fashion
Notes: This piece follows One Step Away and As Hard As Consequence.  Two people in particular, neverwhere and Hazelloop, kept asking questions; ask me the right questions, and I'll be compelled to continue the search for answers (i.e. to write more).  I am run-down, grief-stricken, and generally out-of-sorts this week, so having these stories continue to run riot as a grounding influence / focal point has been a great help.  I left AHAC on a minor cliffhanger; I'd hoped it would stand effective as a Schrödinger's-acceptance-letters type situation, but in actuality it needed resolving.  Trust the timeline with the most theoretical complications to become the one I love most.  I’ve done my best to bring a lot of the easter-egg running gags [that this universe shares with the other three parallel-yet-separate timelines and also with the films] full circle; one of them in particular is either the funniest thing that’s ever happened in one of my stories, or it’s going to outlive the N/H grapefruit dare in infamy.  Let’s find out.
Summary: I don’t want a Garden of Eden / I just want to bring you to life / If you've got a light inside, then open your eyes “Garden of Eden,” Rob Cantor

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Here are links to the other three parallel-timeline BTTF stand-alones for any interested parties who missed them, as I was writing and posting at breakneck speed:

Time Bomb Town

I Am Waiting (Should I Be Waiting?)

Lyra, Burning

(Serious thank-yous to the intrepid, time-travel-loving folks who prompted these stories to exist.  I've never hit the first two months of any year running with this much new content in so little time, so you're all muses in the truest sense of the word.)

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BTTF Fic: As Hard as Consequence (Marty/Doc) [Mar. 6th, 2015|10:52 am]
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Title: As Hard As Consequence
Fandom: Back to the Future (canon divergence post-Part II)
Pairing/Characters: Marty/Doc; Lorraine, George, Dave, and Linda McFly; Biff, Jo, Tiff, Don, and Doug Tannen; Jennifer Parker and her parents; Goldie Wilson and family
Rating: Explicit [NSFW]
Word Count: 14,000 [26,000 for dualogy overall]
Notes: This is a follow-up / companion piece to One Step Away. This is exactly what happened with Time Bomb Town, so I shouldn't be surprised. A secret rarely remains such indefinitely, so a lot of what counts is how you handle others' reactions when they find out. This is an exercise in adjustment.
Summary: A thing is as hard as its consequences, and Marty McFly should know.

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