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28 June 2030 @ 06:30 pm
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!
~Shel Silverstein

Well, I've got a roaring fire going, so come have a cookie and let me cordially welcome you to the darkside. Thanks for stopping by! Below I've (finally) compiled a list of all of my fics. Hope you enjoy them! I'm also here to learn and grow, so constructive criticism is welcome.

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rusting_roses
24 October 2014 @ 11:12 pm
Requests (in no particular order):

Fandom: Mulan
Prompt: Mulan and Shang raising their child(ren).

Fandom: Young Wizards
Prompt: Something introspective about the Lone Power - where It came from, how It's redemption in the Book of Night with Moon and Dairine's Ordeal has effected it, it's relationship with the other Power That Be. Anything exploring what it means, to stand alone, to have created entropy, and to know that the only reason It's alive still is because the One has allowed it to be so.

Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics)
Prompt: Something Clint-Kate-Lucky centered; I love dogs, and I loved the issue in the recent Hawkeye run done from Lucky's perspective. Anything touching on that would be fair game!

Fandom: Tamora Pierce - The Immortals
Prompt: Rikash, Daine and Numair's son, finding out for whom he was named, and why.
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rusting_roses
23 June 2013 @ 07:28 pm
Title: Call Them Brothers
Rating: NC-17
Warning: sex (Dom/sub, mild humiliation, dubious consent, dirty talk, rough sex)
Word Count: ~5,800
Beta: [profile] phoenix_laugh
Summary: Can't we find something else to pretend? Like nobody's won and we're safe at the end...
"When do we start?"
Notes: Title and Summary from Only Son/Regina Spektor's Call Them Brothers.

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23 June 2013 @ 05:08 pm
Title: Safe Keeping
Rating: NC-17
Warning: sex (bondage, light Dom/sub, dirty talk)
Word Count: ~7,700
Beta: [profile] phoenix_laugh
Summary: When nightmares plague his lover, Phil relies on hot chocolate, a bit of talking, and really hot sex.
Notes: This fic is for one of my dearest friends, Lulu, for a (belated) birthday gift.

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01 January 2013 @ 10:36 pm
Title: Light Fingers
Rating: PG
Warning: none
Word Count: ~2,100
Beta: [profile] phoenix_laugh
Summary: Light fighters were the difference were the difference between the making and breaking of confidence man and pickpocket alike. Ask any thief in question. They will be more than willing to expound on the matter of how delicate a touch was needed to master the art.
Notes: This fic is for [profile] hollow_echoes as a little holiday gift. I hope you enjoy!

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rusting_roses
29 October 2012 @ 02:59 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

First off, I’m so excited to have you writing for me! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I know you’re probably only matched with me on one fandom, but I’m glad to know that it’s something that we both enjoy. I figured that in addition to the prompts, you’d appreciate hearing about some of the more general likes/dislikes I have:

Likes: AUs (except high school AUs, which I’m not a huge fan of), explicit sex between consensual partners (kink optional; I especially love bondage, forced orgasm, delayed orgasm, waxplay), genderbending, crossovers with universes that make sense (ex DC/Marvel = yes but NCIS/Sailor Moon = no). I love focus on relationships (het, slash, femmslash), slice of life, action adventure, kid!fic, fluff, happy endings, hurt/comfort, anything involving food, friendship, women being incredible…if I think of anything else, I’ll be sure to add it.

Dislikes: Explicit non-con is an absolute no-go, and I generally prefer for it not to happen at all; vague references are alright, but again I’m not crazy about it. I don’t really have a large number kink squicks – but no scat/bloodplay/knifeplay/watersports please. No excessive violence is preferred, no incest (unless it is within mythological canon, in which case everyone is usually sleeping with everyone else anyways). Main character death, second person POV, suicide, alcohol/drug abuse. Excessive crack.

Fandom One: Young Wizards

Characters: Any

Optional Details: There’s no reason not to love the Young Wizards series – after all, it’s filled with magic, with good and evil, with death and life and takes place on the scale of the cosmos…and in your backyard. I especially love how it examines relationships between the characters, and the fluidity of the characters. In particular, I’m fond of stories that explore sexual relationships between the characters, in addition to the gender of the characters, since we don’t get as much of that in the stories. After all, what does it mean for Dairine long-term, to be interested in an alien prince? I’ve also explored the option of Carmela being pansexual before, something that has since become my personal headcanon. What about Rirhait? What is their concept of gender, of sexuality? Then there’s Tom and Carl, the ever-present Seniors with an unspoken, if clear, bond, (I personally ship them, but I don’t mind if you don’t – I just love hearing more about them!) and Nita and Kit with their burgeoning relationship. Not to mention what it means to love and be loved as one of the Powers that Be…

If at all possible, dear writer, that’s what I’d like to see explored within your fic: explore the sexuality of the characters of Young Wizards. Please and thank you!

Fandom Two: Norse Mythology

Characters: Sigyn, Loki, Idunn, Frigg

Optional Details: As in most mythologies/histories, women are kind of given the short end of the stick in the Norse canon as well. In particular, I find myself attracted to finding out more about them – Sigyn married a Trickster God and provided aid during his punishment. Idunn grows the apples that keep the Gods and Goddess alive. Frigg is the Queen of all Asgard. Yet most of who they are, their desires, their wants, their histories – it’s all shrouded in mystery. So tell me their story, alone or together, retelling the myths to include their perspective or by telling a completely new story at which they are the core.

Also, however, I have always had a soft spot for Tricksters. From Anansi to the Coyote, their quirks and foibles and their willingness to always play a trick have always formed the core of some of the most fun myths. So it is with Loki; I can’t imagine many could convince the mighty Thor or dress as a woman so as to regain Mjölnir. Yet they make me curious, too – what drove him to his tricks? What are his desires? He is as much a stranger to Asgard as he is to the Jötunn, at times. Why?

Essentially, in either case I’d love if you could expand on the myths, or retell them, or otherwise create new histories or stories (even in a modern day would be fabulously fun!) in which we find out more about these characters!

Fandom: The Incredibles

Characters: Any

Optional Details: As with the above fandoms (you may have noticed a trend by now) my fascination with the female characters. Edna, powerful, clever, driven, trusted by superheroes everywhere: how did she come to be in fashion? How does she develop the materials for the superhero suits? How and why did she get started in the business? Violet, young, brave, intelligent, growing to be wise: does she enjoy being a superhero, or see it as her duty? Do her friends know who she is? How is she training her powers? What future does she want for herself? Mirage, dangerous, understanding, having reversed her entire life by choosing to side with the Incredibles over Syndrome: What is she doing now? What drew her to Buddy in the first place? Does she have any powers at all, or is she completely normal, like Syndrome was? Where did the name ‘Mirage’ come from?

Basically, I just would love it if you explored what it means to be a female in a superheroic world – any female character would be awesome. Thanks!

Fandom: Mahou Shojo Madoka Magika

Characters: Any

Optional Details: I’m not picky for the characters, but I’m absolutely fascinated by the idea of witches. While it’s believed that nothing of the magical girl remains, how true is that? Their labyrinth is a product of their sub-consciousness – how does that play into who they were as people and who they are as witches? I’d also love to see a sort of…fall out fic, exploring more of the epilogue. The entire reality of what it means to be a magical girl as well as a witch has been drastically altered, as demonstrated by the fact that Kyubey and Homura appear to be partners as in more “traditional” magical girl series. What is this new reality like? Are there still lingering effects of the old reality? If so, what are they? I hope something about this appeals to you! Enjoy!

Thank you again for taking the time to do this; I can't wait to see what you come up with!
 
 
rusting_roses
13 October 2012 @ 03:04 pm
Title: More Than True
Rating: PG
Warning: none
Word Count: 700
Beta: [profile] phoenix_laugh
Summary: Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ― G.K. Chesterton
Notes: A bedtime story written for a friend

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rusting_roses
11 August 2012 @ 09:55 pm
I'm bored, which means meme time!

Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

My work is here on LJ, on DW, or on AO3

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rusting_roses
23 May 2012 @ 12:30 pm
Title: He Who Fights with Monsters
Rating: PG-13
Warning: discussion of the Holocaust
Word Count: ~2,600
Beta: [profile] phoenix_laugh
Summary: He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Notes: This fic was the result of both a class this past semester on the Holocaust, and my own experiences with hearing my grandmother/grandfather, who grew up in Poland, talk about what they went through. Try as I might, I just couldn't let it go. My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this tragedy.

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rusting_roses
17 May 2012 @ 12:04 pm
Title: The Price of Wisdom
Rating: PG
Warning: none
Word Count: ~3,000
Beta: [profile] phoenix_laugh
Summary: With such secrets, the center cannot hold.

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