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The following universe is a direct parallel to the Crown of Stars 'Verse AU: in this version of things, i.e. our present reality where events don't go to hell in a hand-basket the way they do in A Crown of Stars, things carry on more or less as you'd expect (albeit with some routine bumps in the road) and proceed like so:


1. A Better Place (Aziraphale/Crowley, PG-13; concerning the beginning of all that Cottage-on-the-South-Downs business; more specifically, the cottage itself; also, sejitsu has done illustrations, and threequarters has done podfic.)

2. The Walls, the Wainscot, and the Mouse (Aziraphale/Crowley, R or NC-17, as I'm terrible at drawing the line between ratings and always have been; this story flashes back to events both pre-dating and during the main-frame [read: non-italicized] narrative bits in A Better Place; it's the story of the particulars regarding how they acquired the cottage and transitioned from platonic to romantic; also, see sejitsu's illustrations, threequarters's podfic, and mizstorge's Rivers of London crossover story, Plausible Deniability, that's set in this universe).

3. Outtake #1 (Aziraphale/Crowley, NC-17; Lost scene from The Walls, the Wainscot, and the Mouse that fits between the first-time and the morning after)

4. Outtake #2 (Aziraphale/Crowley, NC-17; Lost moment just following The Walls, the Wainscot, and the Mouse that covers New Year's and more transitional weirdness)

5. Extra: High the Water, High the Walls (Aziraphale/Crowley, R; weekending in York at certain times of the year is risky, but that doesn't mean one can't still enjoy it)

6. Outtake #3 (Aziraphale/Crowley, NC-17; those of you who wanted elaboration on the Japanese silk rope reference in One Good Turn [see below], here it is)

7. What to Do When the Clock Just Stops (Aziraphale/Crowley, R or NC-17; Pippa is back, of course, and this is where Anathema, the Device-Pulsifer family, Adam, and others start making regular appearances in this series; here's the podfic)

8. Extra: Creature Comforts (Aziraphale/Crowley, Others, PG-13 or R; it's life with our loved ones that makes the little things we enjoy that much more worth it; eldanis's illustration of Crowley now appears embedded in the text, as she's come onboard as a sort of official illustrator for this series, which thrills me to no end!)

9. Extra: Delayed Reaction (Aziraphale/Crowley, PG-13; Aziraphale's idea of a pleasant day-trip while they're weekending in London goes amusingly awry)

10. The Beach Botanist's Survival Guide / Coda: Moonlighting & Think of England (Aziraphale/Crowley, Raphael/Uriel [yes, as first appeared in CoS 'Verse], NC-17; follow the end-links from Part 1 through to the Coda; this is the holiday fic, now completed, that I'm referring to above in this oh-so-rambling post; once again, an illustration from the lovely eldanis now appears embedded in the text)

11. Extra: One Good Turn
(Aziraphale/Crowley, Others, PG-13; this is the one where Crowley cooks because he got bored and took lessons with Escoffier right around the time Aziraphale was taking stage-magic lessons from Maskelyne)

12. Extra: Tutorial (Aziraphale/Crowley, R; Anathema brings the twins over for some help on their coursework, and the kids end up with a lot more than they expect)

13. Rip Tide (Aziraphale/Crowley, R; recovering from the Stateside trip at Mont Saint-Michel, plus some entirely unexpected backstory on the Arrangement)

14. Some Assembly Required (Aziraphale/Crowley, Ensemble Cast, NC-17; planning the Antichrist's wedding is tricky business, so make it up as you go along)

15. Extra: Beginners' Archaeology (Aziraphale/Crowley, Pippa, Mandy, PG-13; lunch break on an outing to the British Museum turns interesting)

16. Modest, Yet Refined (Aziraphale/Crowley, Pippa, Uriel, Anathema, Madame Tracy, and more, R; Crowley's got a real challenge cut out for him)

17. Until Death (Aziraphale/Crowley, Ensemble Cast, R; Autumn has arrived, and with it, a sea-change and some difficult decisions come far too soon)

18. Extra: Penance (Aziraphale/Crowley, PG-13; somebody brought up the ducklings mentioned in A Better Place and said they wondered why they hadn't turned up yet)

19. Breathe (Aziraphale/Crowley, Pippa, Mandy, Sophia, NC-17; recovery, transformation, and an anniversary, although not in that order)

20. Outtake #4 (Aziraphale/Crowley, NC-17; behind the scenes in Kyoto with sake and more fascinating experimentation with that damned silk rope)

21. Extra: Beginnings (Aziraphale/Crowley, Mandy/Iván, PG-13; pride, prejudice, cookery, and snogging abound)

22. Extra: Happy Accident (Aziraphale/Crowley, R; a rare flashback to a handful of earlier points in their history [both far and near, chronologically speaking] that can be read as a stand-alone; regarding endearments, the origins of angel and my dear)

23. Technical Difficulties (Aziraphale/Crowley, NC-17; long-distance webcam fail!sex with lots of good humor involved)

24. And Pardon'd the Deceiver (Aziraphale/Crowley, PG-13/R-ish; the hazards of Shakespeare and other romantic pursuits)

25. Extra: The Form of An Apple (Aziraphale & Crowley pre-slash, PG-13/R-ish for mildly disturbing events; why the 14th century sucked as badly as it did)

26. As Above, So Below (Aziraphale/Crowley, Everyone, NC-17; before the next spring wedding, there’s a tempest that they all need to weather)

27. INTERMISSION [Extra]: Holika, Twice-Burned (Adam & Uriel, references to everyone else, PG-13; in which niggling questions are answered, and more created)

28. Always the Bridesmaid (Aziraphale/Crowley, Ensemble, NC-17; sometimes the best plans of all are plans left mostly unmade; second wedding of the series)

28. Not My Division (Aziraphale/Crowley, Dagon, Sophia, R; history, learn from it)

29. Miraculous Escapes (Aziraphale/Crowley, kind-of-crossover with my Gatsby fic, PG-13; several things, not least an excuse to write eldanis's Prohibition sketch)

30. Extra: Nightingale and Thrush (Aziraphale/Crowley, Shadwell/Tracy, Newt/Anathema, Adam Young; this installment is a flashback to just post-novel)

31. The Imagine Hastur Ficlets (Hastur/Ligur, Crowley, Dagon/Lilith, Ducks, Others; ratings range from PG-13 the whole way up through borderline explicit)

32. Four Flashbacks (Raphael and Uriel down the years; R)

33.
My Afterlyfe for a Hammer (Agnes Nutter, Various people plagued by Agnes's prognostication-filled notes, Aziraphale & Crowley, Newt/Anathema; PG-13)


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[User Picture]From: katarzi
2012-07-05 12:38 am (UTC)

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Question: What Matters is (seemingly) referenced in The Beach Botanist's Survival Guide - the post for the first says it's in the CoS 'verse, but is it also in CoT? Or is it the same conversation, just somewhere/sometime else? /curious
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2012-07-05 02:16 am (UTC)

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It's a similar conversation, but it's not the same one. Basically, in CoS 'verse, Aziraphale and Crowley become more intimately involved almost directly in the wake of the almost!Apocalypse (so, 1990), but in CoT 'verse, which is following "our" course of reality, as it were, current events as they are now, they don't get together till the cottage on the South Downs becomes a reality (i.e. 2005). But I see no reason why a conversation paralleling the one in CoS 'verse shouldn't have happened in CoT 'verse, so I've worked it in by mentioning it in BBSG.

Edited at 2013-03-19 11:20 pm (UTC)