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01 January 2037 @ 01:01 am
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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

MCU fanfic (assorted)

Minor Fandom Fanfiction
(currently includes BtVS/A:tS, The Dark Is Rising, the Darkangel trilogy, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, FF7: Mercverse AU, Inception, and Star Trek: AOS)

Miscellaneous Fanfiction
(Currently includes: American Gods, An Ash-Blonde Witch, Arthurian Mythology, Batman, the Bible, the Black Jewels series, the Bourne trilogy, Charlotte's Web, Code Geass, Death Note, Discworld, Doctor Who, Girl Genius, The Girl with the Silver Eyes, Glee, Gormenghast, 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), Vorkosigan Saga, 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 (blackout!); Genprompt Bingo, Round 12 (blackout!); Genprompt Bingo, Round 15; Ladies Bingo; Daredevil Bingo; Domestic AU Prompt List

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
17 September 2019 @ 09:32 pm
Both the Remix Revival 2019 archive and the Remix Madness 2019 archive have gone live, and I want to tell you about my two wonderful gifts!

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As The Morning And The Night (The Rockabye Remix) (2055 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Edmund Pevensie & Lucy Pevensie & Peter Pevensie & Susan Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie & Peter Pevensie, Aslan & Peter Pevensie
Characters: Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Gender Changes, Siblings, Family Dynamics

Summary: Mary Pevensie, in word and deed. (For a female Peter Pevensie, Narnia is when everything falls into place.)

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This is a remix of The Spell Begins To Break, which is part of my As the Morning and the Night gender change AU, in which I flipped all four Pevensies' sex and gender to see what effects that would have on their basic characterizations and the plot of LWW, since C. S. Lewis relies so heavily on gender assumptions as a shorthand in that book. My remixer has also included elements from some of the other fics in the AU, which focus more on the interpersonal family dynamics between the Pevensies, but the plot is firmly anchored in "The Spell Begins To Break," which is where Mary receives her sword and shield from Father Christmas.

As I said in my comment, if I ever write further in this AU, I'm going to have a lot to live up to, in the very best of ways! ♥

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A Perfectly Good Monarch (252 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Enchanted Forest Chronicles - Patricia Wrede
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Cimorene/Mendanbar
Characters: Cimorene (Enchanted Forest)
Additional Tags: Magic, Kings & Queens

Summary: Mendanbar also had excellent taste in choosing his Queen.

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This is a lovely remix of my tiny three-sentence ficlet a real magic, in which Cimorene has a somewhat overwhelming first day as Queen of the Enchanted Forest. My remixer wrote from the Forest's own perspective, and captures Wrede's tone delightfully! :D

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And now I'm going to attempt answering comments on my NFE fic. Here's hoping I won't run out of either spoons or coherent words. *crosses fingers*

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
Things I have done today:

1. Laundry.

2. Finished reading and commenting on all of this year's NFE fics.

3. Poked a little bit at the still-unfinished prompt!ficlet from my spring mini-ficlet prompt meme. I finally got the missing connective stuff into the first part of the story (ie, the part where Character A explains some of her abilities to Characters B & co so later events won't come out of nowhere), and then I accidentally changed the logistics of the big set piece scene I have not yet written. This was partly to make sense of an earlier bit of dialogue, but it's also a completely sensible change to the physical location and should add additional drama. Which is good, because reasons. :D

Anyway, that's at slightly over 3,000 words now, and I have at least another thousand to go. Probably more. Action scenes take time, and then there's some ethical discussion, and then some emotional character stuff, and then... okay, yeah, let's go with another two thousand words as my base estimate. *sigh*

Things I intend to do this evening:

1. Groceries.

2. Respond to comments on my NFE fic.

3. Start poking around the Remix Revival 2019 archive, and also advertise my gift, which is wonderful. (Um, and leave a better comment on that gift, because the current one is basically a placeholder saying "this is great and I will say more coherent things when I have more spoons," so, you know, I should probably not make myself into a liar. *wry*)

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
Yesterday was NFE reveal day! I wrote What Dreams May Come for [archiveofourown.org profile] be_themoon.

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What Dreams May Come: In which Susan Pevensie hires the Inception team to wake her brother from a coma. (1,650 words)

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So the thing is, [archiveofourown.org profile] be_themoon's prompts included immortal Pevensies in England, Susan & Edmund close relationship stuff, other Pevensies surviving the train crash, and crossovers -- with any fandom.

On a seemingly unrelated note, some years ago I wrote a series of Inception 3-sentence ficathon fills for [personal profile] be_themoon, which both utterly failed to stick to the three-sentence limit and wound up turning into a single unified fic. (Dreamers of the Day, if you're feeling curious.)

OBVIOUSLY I was going to write an Inception crossover with Susan and Edmund getting involved in dreamshare! The only question was what gimmick to use. My initial thought was to have them be a two-person extraction team, but I got a little hung up on how they'd get into that line of work and also what roles they'd play, so I set the idea aside for my subconscious to chew over.

A couple weeks later, I woke up one morning and knew with utter certainty that Susan and Edmund weren't dream thieves. Instead, Susan would hire the Inception crew (sans Dom and Yusuf, who are respectively retired and not interested in field work) to wake Edmund from the coma he'd been stuck in since the train crash in 1949.

After that it was just finding the time to write. :)

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But mostly I just wanted to write Ariadne being her canonical curious and observant self, and Susan being mysterious and competent and caring deeply about her family. Which I think I managed. :)

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
Things done today:

1. Took brownies to church for coffee hour.

2. Coffee hour clean-up from 11:30am to almost 1pm, blargh. Normally it goes faster, but we had a volunteer shortage this week so I got backed up trying to do three people's jobs by myself with an occasional hand from my other hospitality team members stealing a few minutes from their own jobs.

3. Nabbed a bunch of used coffee grounds to use as fertilizer. They're currently drying on two dinner plates on my kitchen table.

4. Continued working through this year's NFE fics (which have been revealed now! my mystery author was [archiveofourown.org profile] Starbrow!) and trying to comment on them all.

5. Took a brief nap.

6. Tried to figure out what in the seven hells I did yesterday that left my butt and thighs feeling like someone mashed them with a hammer. My current theory is that it was sitting on a chair and bending over repeatedly to lift and untangle ethernet cables from a large box. Failing that, I got nothing. Except sore muscles. I have an excess of those. *sigh*

7. Drove to Lodi for the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble's fall chamber concert, because I decided to treat myself to a season ticket and I deserved an couple hours of good music after the past few weeks.

8. Changed my linens and got everything set up to do laundry tomorrow after work. Probably I should have just buckled down and done the laundry tonight after returning from the concert, but I was tired and sore and there's a limit to how many Tasks I want to face in a single day.

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
14 September 2019 @ 10:37 pm
So, opening day was predictably crazy in the morning, but we did very badly on 6-bedroom units. This is a problem since large group units are much harder to shift later in the year, once most groups have already been established and the people looking are mostly on their own or with only one or two friends. On the other hand, we did have a lot of interest in 6-bedroom units before opening day, and some phone calls and email inquiries since then, so perhaps it's just the same tight turnaround between move-in and opening day that beat us up now causing logistics issues for prospective tenants as well. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, we did much better on 5-bedroom and 4-bedroom units, to say nothing of studios -- an unusually high percentage of studios for this early in the season -- and as of today, our 2-bedroom stock is getting quite limited as well. So, you know, bright spots!

We're tracking some more info this year than previous years -- or rather, tracking it in the moment when it's fresh -- which adds a bit more work for me and Miss California on the front end but will make our lives easier later since we won't have to reconstruct things weeks or months after the fact.

The upshot is that I'm very tired, but I managed to bake brownies tonight for church in the morning, and I have an empty container ready to collect used coffee grounds after the service, which I will then use to fertilize my vegetables. :)

And now to bed.

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
Summary: After the shocking reveal of Merlin's magic in the midst of a diplomatic mission to Narnia, Lucy and Peter take Merlin north on campaign against the giants. Going to war is a strange method of protection and healing, but necessity is the mother of improvisation. Crossover: Chronicles of Narnia/Merlin (BBC). [900 words]

Note: I wrote this in response to a comment [archiveofourown.org profile] ArtificialStupidity left some time ago (*cough* three years *cough*) on Inconvenient Truths: I have to say that if you ever feel so inclined, I would read the heck out of a drabble about Merlin, Peter, and Lucy fighting giants and swapping stories around the campfire! This is not that story, but it's apparently the story I needed to write before I could write the one that was requested. Sometimes that's just how life goes. *wry*

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In non-fic-writing news, I have been working my way through the Narnia Fic Exchange archive. As always, the story quality is very high... and this year we even have two art fills, which is new and exciting! I am doing my best to comment on every fic, which is my periodic tithe to the feedback gods.

I also have the Camry back from Goodyear with its power steering once again fully functional, so that's nice.

What else, what else...?

Last night I attended my second church Board of Trustees meeting as a board member. I must remember to bring a coloring book and some well-sharpened colored pencils next time, so I'll be able to maintain concentration. I got by well enough with doodling, but doodles require a certain amount of creative thought -- one must decide WHAT to draw, after all -- which distracts from listening and contributing in a way that just coloring in somebody else's linework doesn't.

Today I've been doing some tasks around the house, and will probably do a few more this evening. I walked into town to run a couple errands. And I've been working to pare down my email inboxes, which had gotten annoyingly cluttered over the past few weeks.

I'm also thinking of poking around the Remix Madness prompt list to see if anything catches my eye. I haven't been in the best place to write for a few weeks, what with work and other stuff (hence why my email inboxes had gotten cluttered, among other symptoms), but it's always nice to play a little. :)

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
Today I got up at 6:45am (ugh) and drove the Camry to Goodyear. Then I caught a bus to work. Goodyear called around 10:15 to say they'd identified the problem -- one of the steel power steering lines had rusted straight through -- and ask if I was willing to pay X amount to fix it. I said yes, go ahead. They called back around 12:30 to say they were done and I said I'd be in to pick it up on Tuesday.

(I would have picked it up today, but Goodyear closes at the exact same time the rental company office closes, and I can't teleport. *wry*)

Anyway, work was less everything-at-once for me today, though it was more so for Mom Boss and Aunt Boss. I got through almost all my apartment photo uploads, updated our listings on yet another rental website, processed packages, dropped off tour notifications to the apartments we'll take people to see tomorrow, and so on and so forth.

I also made the unpleasant discovery that when I moved a bunch of apartment photo files over to the Z-drive (our shared/virtual office drive) on Friday, I'd effectively cut-and-pasted them instead of just copying them. Which meant that when I deleted a bunch of those files from the Z-drive on the grounds that there was no point cluttering it up with photos I'd already processed and uploaded, there weren't any copies left on my hard drive. *headdesk* In theory, they can be retrieved from either the recycle bin on the Z-drive's physical machine, or from a backup instantiation, and I have asked Mom Boss's husband (who is one of the co-heads of the Maintenance department and also our de facto IT guy for stuff that's not serious enough to call a real IT service) to retrieve them and stick them into a specific folder, but he hadn't gotten around to that by closing. I sent him an email so he'll have a written reminder, and hopefully he'll get that done by the time I'm back in the office on Thursday.

Which is opening day for the 2020-21 rental season, so it's not like I'll have time to actually do much with the files, but I will feel much better just knowing they're back where I can get hold of them. *sigh*

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
The 2019 Narnia Fic Exchange is live! Go! Read all the stories! :DDD

But you should start with the one that a lovely anon wrote for me, because lo, it is amazing.

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I want a howling hurt (5516 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Aravis Tarkheena, Rabadash (Narnia), Aravis’s “Dead” Older Brother, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Calormen, Pre-Canon, Backstory, Calormene Wars, Brothers

Summary: Aravis doesn't wait for her freedom. Rabadash finds a brother in a strange place.

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This is a response to my prompt: I would like a story in which Aravis meets Rabadash prior to the events of HHB. Maybe he comes to Calavar for some reason. Maybe they attend the same party at the Lake of Mezreel. Maybe we go a little AU and Aravis tries to follow her brother off to the western rebellions, where Rabadash is leading part of the army. There are many options! I just want to see them interact in Calormen at a time when Aravis has no reason to think ill of him, and am fine with any pretext you can come up with to make that happen.

The writer went with the western rebellion option, and the results are glorious in all the best bittersweet ways. ♥

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Elizabeth Culmer, only a *little* bit crazy...
08 September 2019 @ 03:22 pm
I called Goodyear to ask about fixing the power steering on the Camry, and the guy said he doesn't do that kind of work on Sundays but if I drop the car off today or tomorrow he'll do his best to get it into the queue for Tuesday. Otherwise the first open appointment available is Wednesday.

I kind of need the car functional on Wednesday (in order to get to a Not the IRS training thing that's emphatically NOT in Ithaca), so my plan is to drive it to the shop bright and early Monday morning, then catch the #67 bus a couple blocks from the shop and ride it all the way to Collegetown. I'll have to walk up Williams St., which is a pain, but probably less of a pain than getting a transfer slip and swapping buses at Green St.

Fingers crossed they can both find and fix the problem, and that it won't cost me an arm and a leg!

(Also the Goodyear guy remembered me from the dead battery issue last summer. I guess one doesn't often encounter a car battery that lasted nearly 14 years before finally biting the dust.)

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In other news, today was the first church service back on our regular schedule. It was also Water Communion day, which is when all congregation members are invited to bring a little container of water from somewhere important to us (or water that symbolizes important water) and mix it into a communal bowl while speaking a few words about what gives our water meaning. Then we boil all hell out of the results and use it for any child dedication or animal blessing ceremonies throughout the year until we start over next fall.

Also also, it was my hospitality team's first Sunday in our current four-week stint making sure the service and coffee hour run smoothly. I supplied brownies for snacks and claimed my usual cleanup/dish-washing position.

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NFE fics will go live around 4pm EST! However, I will not be reading or responding to mine right away, because I took a Benadryl at church so I could eat some blueberries (they were delicious) and then another a couple hours later so I could have a BLT for lunch. So now I am going to fall into bed for a while. (Sleep is also delicious, you know. *wry*)

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