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Despite the real world being really pretty terrible in a variety of different ways (my country, my family, and my body have all taken serious damage recently), I realized that I've actually written a number of fanfic that I forgot to post about here.

So, to catch up:


A Lever and a Place to Stand
fandom: BBC's Sherlock
summary: John doesn’t use his magic… except this once: Sherlock will live!


Lone Wolf and Alpha
fandom: Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
sequel to: Leah's Happy Ending
summary: Leah was far from the only female werewolf in a bad situation. They too get their chance at happiness.


What Happens in Budapest... Comes Home to Roost
fandom: Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe
summary: Found family and unexpected allies, monsters that needed killing and recovering from brainwashing, … yeah, the New York alien invasion really did remind Natasha of Budapest.


this is unexpected
fandom: Star Wars
summary: a self-indulgent response to the many, wonderful time-travel Star Wars stories that send a more experienced and more knowledgeable Obi-Wan Kenobi back in time to change the many tragedies to come


Everybody Lies
fandom: James Bond movies (Spectre specifically) and BBC's Sherlock
summary: "Spectre" made a lot more sense once I considered: what if all the characters are lying?
Denbigh and Oberhauser, Bond and Mallory, and most certainly Q. Everybody. Mycroft Holmes is not best pleased.


The Angel of Hell's Kitchen
fandom: Daredevil
summary: Foggy struggles to come to terms with discovering his friend Matt is the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and in the meantime, life happens.
“It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.” -- Joseph Conrad



plus two illustrations I did, inspired by two other fanfic that I've read and enjoyed a great deal:

Tyrant Queen of Mutant Ninja Were-Lemurs
fandom: Avatar, the Last Airbender, alternate universe
description: in Chapter 6 of Kryal's amazing fic, The Dragon-King's Temple, Sokka is worried about what could have happened to Toph, since even if she was attacked by mutant ninja were-lemurs, she would just kick their butts and be taken back to their lair to become their queen, and the world just wasn’t ready for Toph, Tyrant Queen of Mutant Ninja Were-Lemurs. And so this happened.
inspired by: The Dragon-King's Temple by Kryal
fandom of inspiration fic: Avatar the Last Airbender and Stargate SG1
summary of inspirational fic: Through the spite of the spirits or plain rotten chance, a door that would have been better left untouched has opened. On the other hand, with Fire and Earth as one's allies, sometimes escaping is the easy part.
Even the Dragon-King's temple floods.


Raincloud, the Rabbit of Caerbannog
description: The picture that Sephiroth took of Raincloud, the Rabbit of Caerbannog, in Chapter 22 of Off the Line by esama
inspired by: Off the Line by esama
fandom of inspirational fic: Final Fantasy VII
summary of inspirational fic: In which Cloud gets a Virtual Reality Dream Console – ShinRa's latest in virtual reality technology. Aaand everything pretty much goes downhill from there.




Fanfic!

Jan. 26th, 2016 11:22 am
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Wow, it's been a long time since I posted here. So here's a bit of house-cleaning, with fic I've posted on AO3 but not yet posted here:

Obi-Wan's Leap
fandom: Star Wars
summary: The Force is always there for the Force sensitive - there is no escape or avoidance. Obi-Wan has spent his life living with the Force and meditating on it. In the end, he leaps into it entirely.


What's In a Name
fandom: Leverage, Highlander
summary: “Names come and go. People who know who, and what, you are… that is more rare.”


Here We Belong
fandom: Highlander, Pretadors
summary:
“Hello, Earth,” Isabelle’s voice had been received by any radio directed to the stars. “We have an alien space ship, a partial list of humans kidnapped and killed by the aliens, and a long story to tell.”
Duncan MacLeod had left Paris to join the quickly growing community built up around the landed spacecraft three days after the first broadcast.
Joe didn’t follow.


an ancient absent god
fandom: Highlander
summary:
“Believe in yourself. You are an ancient, absent god, discussed only rarely by literary scholars. So if you don’t believe, no one will.” – @NightValeRadio, 7/4/13, 9:28 AM


Every miracle is a betrayal revealed
fandom: Highlander
summary:
“Come on, miracles are just random good things that happen. How is that a betrayal?”
“It’s a random good thing, yes, but it always begs the questions: why didn’t it happen sooner? More often? Better? If it could happen once, what about all those times when it didn’t happen?”
“So the world isn’t fair or nice.” Joe shrugged. “We already knew that. A miracle just shows that sometimes there’s an exception.”
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Real life has sort of sucked recently and while that hasn’t pushed me out of fandom, it has pushed me more towards the lurking and reading side of things rather than the commenting or writing side of things. On the other hand, Star Wars fandom caught me by surprise and created an immediate craving that was answered by a set of really awesome authors:


First, there's Flamethrower

Flamethrower has an amazing, long, and completed series: Re-Entry.

And a follow-up series, which is also amazing and long but is also being actively updated: Re-Entry: Journey of the Whills.

Plus a whole bunch of awesome single stories, including:
On Ebon Wings, Ere I Breathe, which is a crossover between Star Wars and The Crow!

In a Lonely Place, which is just so good and I want to say is one of my favorites of all of these.



Then, there's Dogmatix and Norcumi who have an amazing partnership going on that has resulted in: 

A Star to Steer By which is an amazing crossover with Stargate, and while it's not complete, it's still being updated and I love each chapter that comes up.

Knock on Effect, which is inspired by Flamethrower’s series

Plus a whole bunch of other short fic that are all well worth reading.



And then there's Esama, who I've always loved for her Harry Potter, and Sherlock, and Temeraire stories, but now has some amazing Star Wars fic, too, including: 

Negotiator, which is complete and awesome.

Lost Reflections which is theoretically unfinished but doesn't actually feel incomplete, so mostly that just means that there's potential for more sometime if Esama feels inspired to continue.


For the most part, I just wanted to escape from my own head, but then there's Fialleril's amazing stories that are completely gorgeous and do not allow the reader to avoid thinking, but must be read all the more for that. Two of her series, in particular, are must reads:

The Guiding Winds

The Tatooine Cycle




Mentioning some of this to a friends also brought a Cracked.com article, 6 Reasons The Jedi Would Be The Villain In Any Sane Movie, to my attention.

Which, you know, makes some very good points.



Anyway, this all leads me to an idea for why the Jedi are the good guys, despite all their deeply questionable activities. However I’m not sure how to turn it into a story, so I’m going to release the idea into pasture and hope it inspires someone else.

The idea is this: Force sensitivity is like food sensitivity, ie, it’s not a good thing.

The Force is the power that holds the universe together and is life itself and all that, right? So, what if some children are just born sensitive to it, and by sensitive, I mean allergic, and the main symptoms are early death and/or raging psychopathy if they survive long enough?

There’s this massive ocean of power that reacts to emotions and most people who can sense it at all, much less manipulate it, drown before they gain any sort of control. The Sith manage to ride the swells and become one with the destruction, whil the Jedi manage to calm themselves enough so that the Force moves through them rather than breaking them.

So while, yes, Force sensitive children are taken away from their families, those families start grieving for that child as soon as they know they’re force sensitive. Acceptance into the Jedi temple is the child’s only chance of survival.

And Jedi knights are those Force sensitives who have mastered the ability to work with and around the Force without become either soulless puppets of entropy or mad power houses suffering constant allergic reactions to life itself. Members of the Jedi agricultural corp are those Force sensitives who can be trusted only under supervision and without the stressors that Jedi knights face.

So as much as the Jedi temple is admired from afar and the Jedi knights are considered celebrity heroes, no family wants to see a Jedi come for their child. But the families are also the ones who call the Jedi temple to come for their children before their children blow up the local preschool or kill a whole community.

And maybe under Palpatine’s propaganda, politicians forgot what sort of refuge the Jedi temples provided for innocent children who were just too dangerous to let live in regular communities, the absence of that refuge is going to have a major impact across the whole Empire.


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