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El
02 January 2014 @ 08:02 pm
Folks, FYI, posting has moved over to my AO3 account. All Vorkosigo stuff, I'm afraid.

Also, I'm updating at the Dreamwidth journal these days. Watch out, there's Doctor Who everywhere.
 
 
El
01 July 2012 @ 10:01 am
Title: Buying Time
Timeline: Reign of Emperor Ezar, Shards of Honour
Rating: PG - Warnings: None - Status: Complete (One shot)
Word count: 5.4k
Characters: Ezar Vorbarra, Captain Negri, Aral Vorkosigan, Simon Illyan

AU in which Ezar survives, and the events leading up to it. The prologue to The Boundaries of Our Dreams.

"Good. Use your Imperial influence there. Volunteer all the assistance that you, as Captain Negri's most trusted aide, can supply. Mention Negri frequently. Suggest. Recommend. Doubt. Better not bribe or threaten, that's too obvious, although it may come to that. Slander their inspection procedures, make records evaporate – whatever is necessary to muddy the waters. Buy me forty-eight hours, Illyan. That's all I ask."

"All? choked Illyan.
- Shards of Honor


AO3 Link

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El
14 March 2012 @ 12:23 am
Productivity at last!

Outline for Pathfinder is (near) complete. There's one tiny plot point that I haven't sorted out very close to the end, but I have enough material to keep me happily occupied for a long bit. The plot also spiralled off into epic. Geez.

I also want to do major editting (by "major editting" I mean, ripping out everything and re-writing from scratch) on the first three chapters RARGH. This is why I never get anything finished.

More babble, slightly spoilerificCollapse )
 
 
El
25 January 2012 @ 11:19 pm
Title: Aletheia
Timeline: Reign of Emperor Gregor Vorbarra, approximately 18 years after the Pretendership
Rating: PG - Warnings: Barracks language - Status: Complete (One shot)
Word count: 7.5k
Characters: Simon Illyan, Aral Vorkosigan

For hedda62's prompt (Winterfair 2012): Simon meets someone else who has survived having an eidetic memory chip. It was midday on Escobar, and Simon Illyan was having the most intense case of building-envy.

Aletheia: (Greek) The state of not being hidden, the state of being evident.

"Yes," sighed Illyan. "I visited the Investigatif Federale building on Escobar, once. Forty-five stories, all glass ... I was never closer to emigrating." - Mirror Dance

AO3 Link

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El
24 January 2012 @ 09:47 am
Some organising being done here. (It's the Lunar New Year! Spring cleaning is in order!)

1. Tags - I'm retiring the one-shot tag; future one-shots will be tagged by title. It started getting a bit meaningless to have a one-shot tag. But because I'm LAZY, I highly doubt that I'm going to go back through all the old things to re-tag them. (I've been wanting to neaten up my tags for the long time. It didn't happen when I had free time. Doubt it'll ever happen until I retire or change my job or decide to pursue a masters' degree or something).

2. Archive platform - My Vorkosigo verse stuff is all ending up on AO3 because I notice that's the platform that most of the fandom uses. FF7, however, still seems to be mostly on journal. I intend to cross post the newer fics, but what about the older ones?

I can't create a ticky box poll on this account, but I was wondering - where do you guys go for your fic? Journal communities? Journals (LJ or DW?)? AO3? Should I start moving my fics over to AO3 or are they easy enough to find here?
 
 
 
El
24 January 2012 @ 09:42 am
Title: From the Earth to the Stars
Timeline: post-The Warrior's Apprentice
Rating: PG - Warnings: None - Status: Complete (One shot)
Chapter Word count: 3.4k
Characters: Aral Vorkosigan, Miles Vorkosigan, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan

Summary: A life against a life, does it balance out? Aral Vorkosigan speaks to his son about life, and death.

For selene_314's prompt (Winterfair 2012): There are a lot of imposing figures in and around the Vorkosigan family. I'd like to see one of them early on, starting to grow into his (or her) power.

I might have been a little ambitious in trying to cover two Vorkosigans in the same piece...

AO3 Link!
 
 
El
26 December 2011 @ 03:26 pm
[Vorkosigan-verse][AU] The Boundaries of Our Dreams
Series: Vorkosigan saga, alternative universe
Timeline: The Vor Game, Hegen hub crisis
Rating: G - Warnings: None - Status: Complete
Word count: 3,000+

Summary: Gregor Vorbarra, Emperor of Barrayar, was every inch a younger Ezar Vorbarra, right down to the tiny, humourless smile that graced the corner of his mouth as he stood by the shuttle door to survey the assembled troops. Inspired by a prompt on the 2011 Bujold Ficathon - an AU in which Ezar raises Gregor to adulthood.

AO3 link

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El
05 December 2011 @ 12:11 am
[FF7-BC] Attributes of Instinct - Part 2/2
Timeline: Before Crisis, based after Rufus' arrest in Corel
Rating: PG-13 for Reno language. - Status: Complete – Warnings: None.
Words: ~14,000

Part 1.
AO3 link.

A year later, Avalanche is a mere shadow of the threat that it once was.Collapse )
 
 
El
05 December 2011 @ 12:08 am
[FF7-BC] Attributes of Instinct
Timeline: Before Crisis, based after Rufus' arrest in Corel
Rating: PG-13 for Reno language. - Status: Complete – Warnings: None.
Words: ~14,000
Part: 1/2

Summary: “Some things,” Tseng counters, “Are too dangerous to give a chance to.” Rufus betrays the Turks to Avalanche, and Tseng takes it upon himself to mete out vengeance. Fortunately for him, nothing that involves Rufus Shinra ever goes according to plan.

A/N: ... This is supposed to be in one part, except that I broke the character limit. LJ why do you do this to me. There is no good place to chapterise this...

AO3 link.

Part 1: This deep down, the waters of the bay off Junon are pitch dark.Collapse )
 
 
El
24 October 2011 @ 09:02 pm
Just breaking the silence for a couple of things :)

The first is that I now have an archive of our own account, where I've uploaded a couple of new fics for the Vorkosigan series that haven't been uploaded here.

White Knights is an Ivan-centric story, based around an AU where Simon Illyan and Alys Vorpartil marry when Ivan is five. Multi-chaptered work in progress.

In this Valley of Dying Stars focuses around Simon Illyan, Count Piotr Vorkosigan, and the spectre of Emperor Ezar. One-shot.


The other thing is - remember that fic, Empire, that I started in 2005? Man that was a piece of crap. Then remember my attempt to fix it by starting a re-write in 2007? Man, that too is a piece of crap, but it's saved by the fact that it's only 1 chapter long. Well, I attempted to continue the re-write lately, and then it grew. And grew. And Empire is now - I wouldn't say it's a completely different creature, because the setup is the same, the themes that I threw in in 2007 are the same, and the end point is the same (although the actual ending has changed. Again. But it's a variation on a theme. But anyway) - the number of themes and issues that it deals with have multiplied several times.

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