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I got tagged yesterday for [livejournal.com profile] come_at_once, the 24-hour Sherlock Holmes fandoms tag-team challenge. I had my doubts, but I managed to write a bit of silliness in the 6 or so hours I had available. Sometimes it's actually better for me to write that way, I think.

The prompt was "show and tell."

The Stone of the Jaguar Kings (1301 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Downey films)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Magical Artifacts, irresponsible anthropology, Chair Sex
Summary:

A famous explorer leaves a mysterious stone in Holmes' keeping.

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Then, I picked up these as a pinch hit. I wrote them very quickly, so they are of questionable quality, but I loved looking at the Tommy/Alfie pairings (and thinking about how Alfie might have been involved with 1920s Palestine), and of course, Tommy & Ada :)

In the Year of the British Mandate (871 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peaky Blinders (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tommy Shelby, Alfie Solomons
Additional Tags: Canon Jewish Character, Collection: Purimgifts Day 1, Alfie is a bit of a Zionist
Series: Part 1 of In the Year of the British Mandate
Summary:

Tommy wasn’t surprised when Alfie Solomons’ men jumped him a week after Epsom.



In the Year of the British Mandate (chapter 2) (873 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peaky Blinders (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tommy Shelby/Alfie Solomons
Additional Tags: Collection: Purimgifts Day 2, Guns, Alfie is a bit of a Zionist, Canon Jewish Character, Purim
Series: Part 2 of In the Year of the British Mandate
Summary:

“It’s Purim,” said Alfie, throwing out his arms expansively. “And I want to make some noise.”



The Four-Day Snowball Fight (810 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peaky Blinders (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ada Shelby, Tommy Shelby
Additional Tags: Collection: Purimgifts Day 3, Childhood Memories, Snow
Summary:

Tommy asks Ada for a favor.

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I wrote my assignment plus a pinch hit for [community profile] purimgifts this year--that's six (short) fics--so I'm going to put them in two different posts.

My assigned recipient was [personal profile] darkrosaleen--possibly the first time I've ever gotten a flistie as part of an exchange. I particularly wanted to write something good for her, because she's awesome, and because she'd written me the most amazing Ronan/Gansey bloodplay fic a few years ago for Yuletide. Luckily for me, she had a really fascinating prompt about a Jewish Kavinsky--so the ficlets turned out to be, if not easy, then at least really interesting to write.

In The Dream Thieves, Kavinsky, as the villain, is coded as, if not Jewish, then certainly not Anglo-Celtic-Christian the way the heroes are. His family is supposed to have come from Bulgaria, and they are neither poor, like some of Stiefvater's characters, nor rich, like others: instead, they are the kind of cartoon nouveau riche who live in McMansions in New Jersey, have mob money and wear sunglasses with white plastic frames. The Dream Thieves gets a disturbing amount of mileage from cultural markers like that. Lines like this one, describing Blue's distaste for Kavinsky, have always bothered me: "There was something erratic and vulgar about the full line of his lips, like he'd swallow her if he got close enough. She hated the smell of him." All the good guys in the novel have thin lips.

Anyway, I didn't want to rehabilitate Kavinsky as a misunderstood hero, or take the book to task for its fear of the ethnic, but I did want to give that immigrant, non-WASPy, background a bit more texture. And I really wanted to see what another magic system would look like mapped over/against the books' Celtic one. Jewish magic, at least of the Ashkenazi sort, is all about Hebrew letters and mystical names. It took a while to figure out how to integrate that with the dream forest magic that's canon in the books, but I liked the solution I came up with.

three Jewish!Kavinsky fics )
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I got tagged yesterday morning for [livejournal.com profile] come_at_once, the 24-hour porn challenge. Here is what I came up with (more fluff than porn, I'm afraid).

Displacement: Or, A Watery Problem Solved (955 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (Downey films)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Bathtubs
Summary:

Watson put the whiskey glass on floor beside him, and leant his head back against the tub, enjoying the silence. No rapid-fire questions, no dizzying leaps of logic: peace.


It did not last.

Remixes

May. 19th, 2014 09:55 am
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Still away, but wanted to post the remixes I did this year.

Turn Me Off, Turn Me Over, Turn Me Upside Down (the Right Above It Remix) (1941 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Additional Tags: First Time, Sleepy Sex
Summary:

Sherlock had the most absurd desire to come to John clean.


This was my main assignment, and I struggled with it a bit, but I think mostly because the only time I write John/Sherlock these days is for remix. I loved the original story, especially the porny parts, and so I didn't want to try and redo those at all. The fic turned out better than I feared, though. Totally identifiable as mine because of the dissociation, I thought--it seems to be the only way I can write Sherlock in this pairing.


Everybody Needs a Friend Sometimes (the Have a Banana remix) (2233 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Martin Crieff, Douglas Richardson, Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, Arthur Shappey
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort
Summary:

Everyone at MJN helps out when Martin takes ill.


This was a pinch-hit and I jumped on the chance to remix some Cabin Pressure fic. Lothiriel84's lovely Pneumonia!Martin ficlet was absolute, shameless,id catnip to me, needless to say, and this was a blast to write. Those of you who know me will not be surprised to hear that writing Douglas POV was the best part.

Trip has gone better than I expected, but still looking forward to being home late tonight.
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I didn't get anywhere near my computer yesterday, but I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgivukkah, or whatever permutation of those holidays you celebrate, if any.

This one is for [livejournal.com profile] alba17

Title: Skin and Blade
Rating: R
Pairing: Erik/Charles
Warnings: the tiniest bit of pain play/blood play
Word Count: ~350
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit

Summary: Erik doesn't need his hands to use a razor.

skin and blade )
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I try to post a fic on my birthday (though I didn't manage it last year). This year I'll be out of town, so I'm posting this now: the final chapter of a fic I started in Dec. 2011. (yes, that's 15 mos. to write a little over 10k).

I'm not entirely satisfied with this as an ending, but I figure if I don't post it, I may not finish the story 'til 2014. If I get inspired, I'll put together the playlist for the fic at some point.

Fic Title: Four Times Sherlock and Lestrade Danced Without Touching (and one time they did).
Chapter title: Midnight
Series: Jewish!Lestrade
Rating: R
Pairing: Sherlock/Lestrade
Warnings: none.
Word count: ~2.1k, this section.
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit.

a/n: follows on directly from chapter 4.
a/n: unbeta'd,like the rest of it, but thank you to [profile] garry_owens for the JPA.

Summary: This is the one where they touch.

Midnight (on AO3)
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Happy second night of Chanukah, folks!

Title: What Acid Can't Corrode
Fandom: Wallander (TV UK)
Rating: R
Pairings: Wallander/Karlis Liepa, Wallander/Baiba Liepa
Word count: ~1.5K
Spoilers: massive, for 3x02, "The Dogs of Riga."
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit.

Summary: Later, when he made love to Baiba Liepa, Kurt found himself chasing a dead man.

What Acid Can't Corrode"

this one's for [personal profile] garryowen
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For some reason, I'm determined to finish my [community profile] kink_bingo card by Wed. Here's the fourth out of five, in another extremely obscure fandom. The fifth, with any luck, will be super fluffy Lewis fic.

Title: Stiff
Rating: R
Pairing: Four/Eric
Warnings: dub-con,impact play, mention of canon childhood abuse.
Spoilers: major spoilers for Insurgent
Word count: ~1,150 wds.
Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me. No profit is being made from this work.

a/n: For the "rough body play" square on my kink_bingo card.
a/n: Major spoilers for Insurgent.
a/n: I'm grateful to [profile] frackin_sweet for the very helpful beta on this.
a/n: I meant to write a fic called "Four Times Four Took a Punch," just because I liked the title, but I stalled out on the first one.

Summary: There are things more dangerous than fear.

Stiff (link goes to AO3)

Hoping everyone caught in Sandy's path is staying safe and dry and warm!
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Title: Three-Continents Watson
Pairing: John/Lestrade (background John/others)
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Word count: ~3.1K
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit
a/n: for [livejournal.com profile] innie_darling’s request at [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis’s fall fandom free-for-all . Hope you enjoy, bb –it’s more dirty talk and schmoop than porn, I’m afraid.

Summary: “You know.” Donovan grinned. “Three continents, two sexes, one extremely talented—“

”Three-Continents )
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Apologies to anyone who saw this go up in a mangled state on AO3 last night--I was trying to get it in under the [community profile] kink_bingo deadline...It's complete over there now, and this is a cleaned up version.

I was hoping this would be longer, and a satisfactory resolution to the events of "In Any Tongue," but I ran out of time, and it ended up being pretty much a piece of fluff. There may have to be one more fic in this series. Apologies also for the lack of historical detail. If there are any glaring historical errors, PM me.

Title: Narbo Martius
Rating: R
Pairing: Esca/Marcus
Warnings: Set after the end of the film; also, see notes.
Word Count: ~2K
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit.

a/n: for the "vehicular" square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card.
a/n: this fic follows In Any Tongue and With Our Arms Unbound --but I don't think it's necessary to have read those to read this one.
a/n: I've borrowed the Narbo Martius horse fair from Sutcliff's Sword at Sunset. The deleted scenes shows movie!Marcus to be as good a charioteer as book!Marcus. I've also used the alternate ending of the movie.

Summary: An old friend lets Marcus and Esca test his chariot team.

Narbo Martius )
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Somehow, [livejournal.com profile] carmarthen prompted me to write my first Marcus/Esca fic since March. It’s a sequel to “In Any Tongue,” and pretty self-indulgent on a number of level. (written fast and un-beta’d).

Title: With Our Arms Unbound
Pairing: Marcus/Esca
Rating: R (for mild kink, not sexual content).
Warnings: blood play, vague reference to previous dub-con/non-con.
Spoilers: ‘movie verse, but using the alternate ending included on the DVD.
Word count: ~1.5K
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit.

a/n: a sequel to In Any Tongue. I think it will work if you just take a peek at the premise for that fic.
a/n: for the “bloodplay” square on my [community profile] kink_bingo card.
a/n: title from the Decemberists, “This is Why We Fight.”

Summary: “Free as the unmoored ship is free. Honor paid or honor lost, I cannot tell.”
Read more... )
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You may have heard me say how little I like writing kisses in m/m fic. And you many also have heard me say that I would probably never write Cooper/Sherman slash. This is me eating my words.

Title: Four Kisses
Rating: hard R
Pairing: Sherman/ Cooper
Word count: ~4K
Spoilers: none, really, but it makes more sense if you think of it happening before 3.09.
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit
a/n: many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] linaerys for the beta!


Summary: It felt like if he just tried hard enough, he could learn everything he needed to know about John from this alone.

Read more... )

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