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icarus_chained
14 March 2013 @ 04:25 pm
... That's what you call it, right? What I mean is, my policy on people making fanfic and fanart and podfics and translations and things based on my stuff. I've had a few requests lately, and kept meaning to put up a public post about it.

Okay. General gist? Feel free to make anything you feel like based on my stuff. I'd just appreciate it if you credited the original, and gave me a heads-up if possible. And also ... this has only come up in two cases that I can think of, but make it clear that your work isn't mine? As in, that your story or art isn't 'official' in the sense of a continuation or something I had any input in. Like that? That it's inspired by but not directly connected to mine. (Podfics and translations are slightly different, there, but they shouldn't need that explanation).

Ah. I think that covers most of it. Feel free to PM me the usual way though if you're unsure.

That's fanfic, mind. For my original stuff ... Um. I'd really prefer if you asked me first? I'm a touch territorial in that regard -_-;
 
 
 
icarus_chained
23 February 2020 @ 08:48 pm
I shouldn't need this, but I figured it would be easier to pin one to the top of my journal than two or more -_-; Also, apologies for spamming the flist while I tidy up the journal. *ducks sheepishly*

Includes links to the masterlists for: Avengers, Sanctuary, Supernatural/Good Omens, DC Comics (partial only), Misc. Fandoms (non-crossover) and Original Fiction. Other fandoms, I'd advise searching my tags listings, or the fandoms list on my AO3 page. Also includes a separate list of my AUs by genre of AU, because I'm odd like that.

 
 
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icarus_chained
20 May 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Again, written for the Obscure & British Commentfest 2015. The prompt wanted Other Elements from S&S. I thought that Bismuth might be cool: Symbol [Bi], diamagnetic (meaning can levitate in a magnetic field), low thermal conductivity (insulator), beside Lead in the periodic table, silver-white but oxidises with a spectacular multi-hued iridescent sheen. So. Lead's punk-styled void-travelling sister (levitation + insulation = telekinetic spaceship)? That works, right?

I also figured I'd put it as a solution to Assignment #6, because why not?

Title: A Happy Irregularity
Rating: PG
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Characters/Pairings: Steel, Sapphire, Silver, Bismuth (OC). Primarily Steel & Sapphire & Silver, with Lead & Bismuth siblinghood mentioned
Summary: Better late than never. In the aftermath of Assignment #6, Silver comes to the rescue, with a little help
Wordcount: 812
Warnings/Notes: Rescue fic, fix-it (spoilers) for Assignment #6, other S&S elements
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
19 May 2015 @ 10:21 pm
For a prompt on the Obscure & British Commentfest 2015, that wanted Ainley!Master and Delgado!Master comparing notes. I'm setting this during the Master's miraculous and unexplained escape in 'Planet of Fire' for the Ainley!Master, and casting him back to a point after 'Frontier in Space' for the Delgado!Master but before his degradation into Crispy!Master in 'Deadly Assassin' and 'Keeper of Traken'. Um. After that, I'm making shit up as I go?

Title: Sarn Invictus
Rating: PG
Fandom: Doctor Who (Classic)
Characters/Pairings: Ainley!Master, Delgado!Master, mention of the Doctor
Summary: To escape immolation on Sarn (Planet of Fire), the Master casts himself temporarily back down his own timestream, and has a brief and enlightening conversation with his past self before it's safe to rejoin the present
Wordcount: 2323
Warnings/Notes: Temporal jiggery-pokery, discussion of (various) attempted murder, regenerations, death and desperation
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
18 May 2015 @ 07:40 pm
For this prompt on comment_fic: "The Rock Biter + family, It's good to have them back, but he still has nightmares about losing them to the Nothing". That scene in the movie, 'they look like good, strong hands', broke my heart. I remember bawling at it as a kid, that and Artax. But. Ahem. I'm using elements from both the book (names, mostly, though there seem to be at least three different spellings for the English version of Vooshvazool) and the movies (that scene, the wife and son). I also gave the wife a random name, because I couldn't find her original one, if she had one? Sorry for the mess, really. Heh.


Title: Companions in Adversity
Rating: PG
Fandom: The Neverending Story (mostly movies)
Characters/Pairings: Rock Biter's wife, Pyornkrachzark|Rock Biter, Vooshvazool|Nighthob, Gluckuk|Tiny, Rock Biter Junior, mention of Atreyu
Summary: There are still scars left by the Nothing, though the Empress has been named and Fantasia is whole once more. In the aftermath, one Rock Biter watches as her husband, her family and her friends slowly begin to heal
Wordcount: 1145
Warnings/Notes: Discussion of nightmares, PTSD, healing, recovery, but happy ending
Disclaimer: Not mine


 
 
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icarus_chained
09 May 2015 @ 08:05 pm
Written for the following prompt on comment_fic: A Rising Dark Lord from Hufflepuff. It occurred to me that a Hufflepuff gone wrong would be the very definition of a well-intentioned extremist. "Honest work, just reward, that's the way to please the Lord", to quote Javert. So. Here we go.

Title: Honest Toil
Rating: PG
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairings: Original Evil Hufflepuffs
Summary: The manifesto of a rising Hufflepuff Dark Lord.
Wordcount: 717
Warnings/Notes: Well-intentioned extremism?
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
24 April 2015 @ 09:52 pm
Something I saw on tumblr. Might actually be useful to me as a reminder since I have a strange tendency to arrange words oddly sometimes when I'm writing in a hurry.

Place the word 'only' anywhere on the sentence:
"She told him that she loved him."

- Only she told him that she loved him. (She was the only one of six women that did)
- She only told him that she loved him. (Like what else was she gonna tell 'im?)
- She told only him that she loved him. (No-one else. They eloped the next day)
- She told him only that she loved him. (She considered it the only pertinent fact)
- She told him that only she loved him. (So you're not getting any better offers, boyo)
- She told him that she only loved him. (Not that she was willing to die for him, WTF?)
- She told him that she loved only him. (No other man for her. Honestly, your honour)
- She told him that she loved him only. (... to stab him through the heart?)
 
 
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icarus_chained
I'm watching my way through a show called 'Forever' at the minute. Immortal Medical Examiner currently working in New York. It's enjoyable so far, actually. I'm only on episode 6, "The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths".

This episode itself, however ... Okay. A cop has a human heart delivered in a package to his desk. They determine it's the heart of a very healthy 25-30 yr old woman killed in the last 3-5 days, and look up missing people for that time and criteria. They find a call girl/prostitute operating under the pseudonym 'Mary Kelly' (which, by the way, whole other kind of tempting fate, right there). None of them twig. None, except the 200 year old ME.

How? Seriously? How does a whole room full of cops be presented with a human organ delivered to a cop from the murder of a prostitute named Mary Kelly, and not come to ONE CONCLUSION?!? Like, even if it's the wrong one, how do you not come to it?

It's the right one, by the way. It is a copycat. Not really a spoiler. And to top this all off, when said ME is explaining that the original Mary Kelly murder was the last and most brutal of the original killings, one of the cops asks him why, was the killer was caught after that? The name has been named, by this stage. They know who the guy's copying. (Though all the other cops have actually started remembering shit by now, so maybe that one was just a little dim).

Honestly, though. Hasn't every crime show ever done some kind of Jack copycat? How do they not twig when Mary Kelly comes up? I'd have thought a large portion of joes off the street would have started suspecting at that stage, let alone a room full of cops.

*flaps hand* But. Nevermind. The episode is pretty good, that bit just broke my suspension of disbelief a little bit. My apologies for the random rant.
 
 
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icarus_chained
20 April 2015 @ 12:41 am
I've not been writing much lately, but this showed up. *shrugs*

Title: Weary Heads To Rest
Rating: PG
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Characters/Pairings: Gimli, Legolas, brief mention of Aragorn. Gimli/Legolas
Summary: In the quiet after the war is won, Gimli watches Legolas sleep that strange half-sleep of the elves, and slowly and perhaps begrudgingly comes around to the realisation that he loves him
Wordcount: 2291
Warnings/Notes: Sharing a bed, weird elf-sleep, friendship/love, struggling with love, fluff
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
14 April 2015 @ 10:43 pm
My sister sent me this link on youtube, and they honestly cracked me up. Seriously. I've been cackling so much my Dad thought I'd gone insane, came out to see what the fuss was, and ended up cackling himself. Maybe it's just the night that's in it, but it's so simple and so hilarious. So, naturally, I thought I'd share.

Ladies, gents and miscellaneous others: gamarjobat
 
 
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icarus_chained
10 April 2015 @ 03:15 pm
And then false summer faded, and 'twas April once again.

Which is fortunate, really. I don't need 25 degree weather in April. Or, well. I don't need it to continue and build, anyway. Save that stuff for June where it belongs.

The couple of days were nice, though. Thanks for that, weather gods.
 
 
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icarus_chained
Written for the following comment_fic prompt: "Highlander, Methos (+ author's choice), when the apocalypse happens, immortals of a certain age fare better than all others". Went slightly sideways on me again.

Title: Sadhana
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Highlander
Characters/Pairings: Methos, Cassandra, mention of Kronos. Methos & Cassandra
Summary: "When Olympus fell, it was the Titans who rode forth once more." In the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, it was the immortals, the old monsters, who emerged as the kings and warlords of the new era. Not all of them still want to play by those rules, though. Just because the world was bombed back to the Bronze Age doesn't mean they have to forget all the ages in between
Wordcount: 1337
Warnings/Notes: Post-Apocalypse, Post-Nuclear War, war, conquest, survival, enemies-to-allies, random philosophising
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
29 March 2015 @ 03:32 pm
I haven't been online much the last month or so. RL, mostly. I'm still jobless, incidentally. *sighs* Oh well. I've been doing a lot of reading and random research (really random) for distraction purposes lately. Which is how I ended up looking at the list of London Livery Companies (guilds, more or less), including their list of mottos. Some of them are amazing.

I like the Chartered Surveyors motto (Modus ab Initio, Method from the Start). I'm a bit curious as to why the Cooks motto is Vulnerati Non Victi (Wounded not Conquered) or why the Poulters have 'Remember Your Oath', which seems a little ominous for poultry. The Spectacle Makers are interesting (A Blessing to the Aged), the Playing Card Makers seem mildly ironic (Corde Recto Elati Omnes - With An Upright Heart All Are Exalted), and Insurers arguably very ironic depending on your opinion of the insurance game (Omnium Defensor - Protector of All). I really like the Glass Sellers (Discordia Frangimur - Discord Weakens), it seems to have some interesting history behind it.

My favourite is the Bowyers (Bowmakers), though. Their motto, instead of a prayer, latin phrase, or list of values, is simply three place names: Crécy, Poitiers, Agincourt. I think that's the most amazingly, placidly pointed statement of value I've ever seen. I adore it.
 
 
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icarus_chained
24 March 2015 @ 06:30 pm
I saw a conversation about this movie recently and it reminded me how much I always sort of shipped these two. I'm kind of surprised by the dearth of the pairing, actually. Then again, I guess canon did put a rather abrupt and permanent crimp in the possibility -_-;

Title: Got A Gunmetal Shine
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: L.A. Confidential (1997)
Characters/Pairings: Jack Vincennes, Ed Exley. Jack/Ed
Summary: Jack likes Ed's glasses, actually. It's nice to see something that isn't part of the prescribed image. He likes more than just the glasses, truth be told. Too bad the liking's probably going to get him killed
Wordcount: 1878
Warnings/Notes: Doomed relationship, 1950s attitudes to homosexuality, noir canon, written in present tense
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
12 March 2015 @ 05:02 pm
No matter how many times I do job interviews, I always seem to come out of them a wreck. You'd think I'd be starting to get used to them by now. Oh well. At least it's done. It was about ten minutes shorter than it was supposed to be, which is either very good or very bad, but there's no helping anything now.

For some reason, I've spent the past few days watching Hammer and Amicus horror films on youtube to relax. It surprisingly effective, and Peter Cushing is always wonderful to watch. Heh.
 
 
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icarus_chained
26 February 2015 @ 07:34 pm
A slightly morbid fill for a prompt on comment_fic, because I'm listening to Diana Krall and generally in an odd humour. The prompt was: any/any, (n.) a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person.

Title: A Reaper Come Lately
Rating: PG
Fandom: Original
Characters/Pairings: Alma/Richard
Summary: An old woman, freshly dead, finds a not-so-grim reaper with a familiar face come to take her home. Being who they are, they can't help but have an argument in the process. Oh, but it's good to have him again
Wordcount: 1645
Warnings/Notes: Death, ghosts, bodies, grim reapers, some morbidity, but also marriage, arguing, reunions, love, happy endings
Claimer: Mine. More or less.

 
 
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icarus_chained
25 February 2015 @ 06:43 pm
This started because I was rewatching 'Judas Chalice' (it's my favourite of the movies) and I noticed that the Large Collections Annex contains what honestly looks for all the world like a flying saucer, which seemed a little odd given Jenkins' flat refusal to believe they existed. (It also contains the Trojan Horse, something that looks exactly like the movie version of Well's Time Machine, a giant submarine, and quite a few other interesting looking things). So I figured there was a story behind that, and Judson was almost certainly part of it, and here we are.

Title: Conspiracy Central
Rating: PG
Fandom: The Librarians (2014), The Librarian Movies, Conspiracy Theories
Characters/Pairings: Flynn, Eve, Ezekiel, Jenkins, Judson, Cassandra & Jake, with mention of Charlene. Flynn/Eve, team, Jenkins & Ezekiel, Jenkins & Cass, Flynn & Judson
Summary: Ezekiel stumbles across a flying saucer in the Library's Large Collections Annex, and the Librarians consequently get a crash course in, among other things, how to build a family, Nazi occultism, ufology, and the fact that the Library is now and always has been conspiracy central. It's been an informative day.
Wordcount: 8418
Warnings/Notes: Um. To warn you in advance, this one is all over the shop, because I got lost in the deep end of occult Nazi UFO conspiracy theories on Wikipedia, and I think I came out not precisely sane. This is not a good fic. This is crazytown with some interpersonal interactions thrown on top. My apologies in advance.
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
20 February 2015 @ 05:49 pm
For a prompt of comment_fic: Sarah Williams +/ Jareth, he still finds her beautiful, grey hair and all.

Title: Pale Jewel
Rating: PG
Fandom: Labyrinth (1986)
Characters/Pairings: Jareth, Sarah, Jareth/Sarah
Summary: He still finds her beautiful, as aged and frail and grey as she is. His Sarah. She's still as beautiful and cruel as she ever was
Wordcount: 1218
Warnings/Notes: Old age, old dreams, pain, love, magic
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
17 February 2015 @ 09:44 pm
Random thing for a prompt on comment_fic: 'they are reincarnated lovers who have a chance to get it right this time'. I'm in a depressive mood, apparently, because this ... doesn't quite go like that -_-;

Title: Loved Not Wisely
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Original Work
Characters/Pairings: The Lovers
Summary: There are such things as paired souls, drawn to each other across all the cycles of reincarnation. This is the story of one pair, whose love was so great that a god cursed them out of jealousy, so that they should always meet as enemies, and recognise each other only as they met their doom at each other's hands.
Wordcount: 1803
Warnings/Notes: Death, reincarnation, curses, damnation, defiance, love
Claimer: Mine, more or less

 
 
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icarus_chained
13 February 2015 @ 02:38 pm
I've been kind of wanting to do something with the 'Chaste Galahad' idea for a while, and I was reminded recently that in a magical world there are creatures that can helpfully point these things out to people. Also, I'm very fond of unicorns. 'The Last Unicorn' is still one of my favourite movies ever, and the opening references to 'The Hunt of the Unicorn' did give me an idea -_-;

Title: Siege Perilous
Rating: PG
Fandom: The Librarians (2014), Arthurian Myth
Characters/Pairings: Eve Baird, Flynn Carsen, Jenkins, Unicorn. Eve/Flynn, Eve & Flynn & Jenkins, Jenkins & unicorn
Summary: There are things in this world that demand purity. There are others for whom decency and a willingness to try are plenty good enough. OR, Flynn and Eve get cornered by a homicidal unicorn, and Jenkins saves them in a rather old-fashioned way.
Wordcount: 7053
Warnings/Notes: Canon-typical violence, rescues, mythology, discussion of virginity and possibly asexuality
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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