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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
29 April 2016 @ 02:52 pm
Yes, I am a bit obsessed with these two. Harry & Cisco, Martin & Jax. Those two pairs are apparently my main obsessions in this fandom -_-; Set immediately following the end of 2x16, but taking influence from 2x18 as well.

Title: Go Another Round
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: The Flash (2014)
Characters/Pairings: E-2 Harrison Wells, Cisco Ramon, discussion of Zoom, Jay Garrick and Eobard Thawne. Harry & Cisco
Summary: After the reveal of Zoom's true identity, Harry proceeds to deal with it in his usual emotionally-stable manner. Cisco, tired and angry himself, gets in his face about it, and a couple of things come out of the woodwork. Talking about it helps, sort of. So does the hug
Wordcount: 3363
Warnings/Notes: SPOILERS. Revelations, reactions, betrayal. Guilt, anger, helplessness, emotional turmoil. Talking, hugging, emotional h/c. Friendship.
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
27 April 2016 @ 09:22 am
Continuation of Lacuna. I probably shouldn't continue this, but I really want Martin to have a chance. Also, Earth-2 Jax. So, um, apologies in advance. Also, apologies for any first aid mistakes, and warnings for ex-Deathstorm Martin's complicated relationship with the idea of death.

Title: Recuparare
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: The Flash (2014)
Characters/Pairings: Earth-2 Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, Earth-2 Martin Stein, original characters, mention of Zoom, Earth-2 Harrison Wells and Earth-2 Ronnie Raymond.
Summary: On Earth-2, Jefferson Jackson finds a half-dead old man getting beaten up behind the autoshop and intervenes. He quickly discovers that getting beaten for being a metahuman in a city terrorised by Zoom is the least of his new friend's worries. And possibly his own
Wordcount: 6058
Warnings/Notes: Fix-it, survival of canon death, aftermath of captivity, violence, bigotry, fear, hurt/comfort, protectiveness, promises, developing friendships
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
25 April 2016 @ 02:34 am
I'm thinking this is set somewhere before or at the start of 2x18. Also, I really love how Harry is basically blunt as the face of a hammer and has no tact at all, but he really loves them underneath. Much as he might wish he didn't. Warnings for Eobard Thawne and the almighty mess he made of just about everybody.

Title: Rippled Mirrors
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: The Flash (2014)
Characters/Pairings: E-2 Harrison Wells, Cisco Ramon, mention of Reverb and Eobard Thawne. Harry & Cisco
Summary: Harry and Cisco have a very awkward and painful conversation about fear and doppelgangers and what makes someone turn evil. Nearly in spite of itself, it turns out oddly comforting
Wordcount: 2787
Warnings/Notes: Set in the vicinity of 2x17/2x18. Awkward conversations, fear, worry, guilt, doppelgangers, evil counterparts, complicated relationships, hurt/comfort, promises, friendship, developing friendships
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
24 April 2016 @ 10:58 pm
Okay, so I have just seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the first time. I'm not sure if I have much of a reaction beyond that it was a little light but very enjoyable, and there were a couple of moments of emotional gold in it. Also, Finn and Rey in particular are absolutely adorable, especially with each other.

I do have to say, though, nobody mentioned to me that the supposed original Jedi temple is portrayed by Sceilig Mhichíl. That is ... actually perfect, thematically speaking. For Luke especially. Yes, that works very well.

Also? Do not marry into the Skywalker family. Apparently it never ends well.
 
 
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icarus_chained
I had to split my old Miscellaneous Fandoms List in two, because it had finally grown too big for LJ to handle. This is part II of the new list, with smaller fandoms that I've only written a handful of stories or less for.

Fandoms include: Blake's 7, Tin Man, Doctor Who, Sapphire & Steel, Neverending Story, Babylon 5, the Valois Romances, the Mummy movie series, Brimstone, the Pretender, Moulin Rouge, SGA, Tron Legacy, Wild Wild West (TV), Looney Tunes, Arsenic and Old Lace, Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, The Queen's Thief, The Pagemaster, The Magnificent Seven (TV), Dark City, L.A. Confidential, Haven (TV), Chess (musical), Saiyuki (manga), The Last Unicorn, the Vorkosigan Saga, Inception, Ouran High School Host Club (anime), the James Asher series (Barbara Hambly), Airwolf (TV), The A-Team (TV), RED (movie), Lewis (TV), Pacific Rim (2013), Once Upon A Time (TV), Alias Smith & Jones (TV), The Musketeers (2014), Penny Dreadful (2014), Team Fortress 2, Nirvana in Fire/Lang Ya Bang (TV), Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974), the Miike Snow 'Genghis Khan' Music Video, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), and The Flash (2014)/Legends of Tomorrow (TV). Phew!


 
 
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icarus_chained
I had to break my fandom masterlist into two because it was finally too big for LJ to handle. So. Part the First, Larger Fandoms. Fandoms I've written a good handful of fics for as follows:

Highlander, Dresden Files, Pirates of the Caribbean, Discworld, Star Trek, The Labyrinth, Sherlock Holmes, Person of Interest, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Guardians, Girl Genius, Fairytales, Mythology, The Librarian/The Librarians, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and Fallout 4.

 
 
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icarus_chained
20 April 2016 @ 09:19 pm
Fix-it (sort of) for certain aspects of Ep 2x13. I just need this. Warning in advance, in case of confusion with Ray Palmer, E-2 Martin thinks of his Ronnie as 'Raymond'. I wanted something of a reverse of our Firestorm. Martin & Raymond vs Stein & Ronnie. And, um. Deathstorm broke me to pieces, okay?

Title: Lacuna
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: The Flash (2014)
Characters/Pairings: Earth-2 Martin Stein, discussed Earth-2 Ronnie Raymond, Cisco Ramon, Earth-2 Cisco Ramon, Earth-2 Clarissa Stein, Earth-2 Caitlin Snow. Earth-2 Martin Stein/Earth-2 Clarissa Stein, Earth-2 Martin Stein & Earth-2 Ronnie Raymond
Summary: In a warehouse empty of all save two cooling bodies, Earth-2 Martin Stein wakes up inside his own skin for the first time in years, and struggles to come to terms with all that has happened to him and where he's supposed to go from here
Wordcount: 3381
Warnings/Notes: Ooh boy. Fix-it, canonical character death, fusion, separation, survival, grief, despair, aftermath of long captivity, discussion of horror and murder, stubbornness, determination, trying to move on, hope, ambiguous ending
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
18 April 2016 @ 10:20 pm
I'm new to this fandom and these shows, but I've just watched my way through a significant portion of both of them, and I have so many feelings about Firestorm and Martin Stein and Jax and Ronnie and the connection that comes from the fusion and how many people seem to want to pervert or damage it and how much bad bloody luck they've all had. Mostly Martin, since he's had to survive all of it. I have ... I have a lot of feelings?

Title: Soul Marks
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Legends of Tomorrow (TV), The Flash (2014)
Characters/Pairings: Jefferson 'Jax' Jackson, Martin Stein, discussion of Ronnie Raymond, Valentina Vostok and Henry Hewitt. Jax & Martin, Ronnie & Martin
Summary: After the events of the gulag in 1986, Martin Stein now has a mark on either arm telling him his partner is coming for him, even if one of those partners is now gone. Jax finds him lost in grief and contemplation of that, and together they work their way through it to a deeper understanding of their partnership.
Wordcount: 3902
Warnings/Notes: Aftermath of Ep 1x05. Aftermath of torture, grief, canonical character death, survivor guilt, telepathic/soul bond, scars, marks, emotional h/c, partnership, protectiveness, friendship/love, hopeful ending
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
07 April 2016 @ 11:08 pm
Extremely suspect things you find yourself googling: "Short story taxidermist murder skins and wears victim".

For the record, I was looking for a short story I vaguely remembered reading in school, about a taxidermist who murders another, skins him and turns the skin into a person suit in a panic, masquerades as his victim for ages until the skin fuses with his and he can’t take it off, and then gets arrested for his own murder when they find his victim’s bones and think they’re his since the actual victim is still clearly alive and walking around. Since, you know, he’s wearing the man as a suit. So he ends up being done for his own murder, and finding an odd sort of satisfaction in it since it’s the man he killed that history will call the murderer.

As it turns out, I did not in fact dream this story up, as I’d half worried I had. It’s a story called either “Two In One” or “Two Into One”, it’s by Flann O'Brien, written in 1954, and it does in fact exist. And apparently we read it in school. Because why not.

You know, I’m really not surprised at this point that I turned out a little ghoulish in the end. Heh.
 
 
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icarus_chained
06 April 2016 @ 09:12 pm
You ever end up rereading bits of things you wrote years ago, and thinking to yourself "You know what? I did good with that!"? I've no idea if I'm making 'progress' as a writer, I think I just go through ups and downs and some projects just turn out better than others, but sometimes I manage gems and I'll never not feel proud of that :)

(I'm rereading bits of The Wind At Midnight, the Bruce/Clark steampunk/space opera AU I wrote 8 years ago, because apparently Francois Schuiten makes me think of steampunk flying cities, and ... I know it's frowned on to enjoy your own work, but damn I did good with that one. Heh. One of the very few genuinely long, plotty fics that I ever finished, and I still think it's pretty darn good).
 
 
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icarus_chained
03 April 2016 @ 04:36 pm
This is a surprisingly long story for me, for a canon I only rewatched recently and which a lot of people seem to despise. Heh. However, a) I really enjoy this movie, shite as it is in places, b) I really love Nemo, and c) I really ship these three. Two, three. So. Have eight thousand odd words as a result of my recent rewatch?

Title: Promises Sweet
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003, Movie)
Characters/Pairings: Dr. Henry Jekyll, Edward Hyde, Captain Nemo, mention of Allan Quatermain, Ishmael and the League. Jekyll/Hyde/Nemo
Summary: In Mongolia, after the wounded have been tended and the bodies of the dead brought back aboard the Nautilus, Henry and Edward wander the ship, lost and confused by their own reactions. It's Nemo who finds them, and Nemo who brings them home and finds a sort of peace for the three of them to share
Wordcount: 8347
Warnings/Notes: Right, um. Pre-epilogue, aftermath, canonical character death. Grief, shock, confusion. Multiple personalities, mental issues, Hyde being Hyde. Comfort, companionship, attraction, complicated relationships. Decisions, sharing a bed. No sex. Hopeful ending?
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
26 March 2016 @ 11:48 pm
Um. This is a story that I've been trying to write for years, because "Mirror Mirror" and what these two in particular went through during it always affected me. This means, however, that it's something of an idfic, shameless emotional angst and h/c, and I apologise in advance. Also includes references to events during "Space Seed".

Title: Fool's Hopes and Friendship
Rating: Light R
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Characters/Pairings: Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, mention of Spock, Sulu, Mirror!Spock and Mirror!Sulu
Summary: In the aftermath of "Mirror Mirror", McCoy and Uhura realise that they're having trouble, and come together to pull each other through the tangles of what happened in the mirror universe
Wordcount: 3578
Warnings/Notes: Tags to "Mirror Mirror" and "Space Seed", discussion of attempted/threatened non-con, nonconsensual mind melds, guilt and shame. Also emotional hurt/comfort, friendship, recovery, and a hopeful ending.
Disclaimer: Not mine

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icarus_chained
23 March 2016 @ 10:23 pm
I am in an odd, vaguely gothic, dying-earth sort of mood at the minute, and this is what emerged from it. My apologies.

Title: Lovely, Ill-Mannered Creatures
Rating: R
Universe: The Watchers in the Night
Characters/Pairings: The Spider, The Graveyard Man
Summary: There are creatures, the watchers in the night, who guard the edges of reality, who have chosen to do so for myriad reasons of their own. The Spider is one of them, the keeper of many of their secrets, and she is just rude and incautious enough to tell you one of them. Only a little one, a friendly one. The secret of the Graveyard Man, who is her friend, and probably will not kill her for it
Wordcount: 4468
Warnings/Notes: Um. Horror, fantasy, cosmic horror, transformation, occult, monsters, creatures, necromancers, undead, murder, origin stories, creepy people, friendship, protective agencies, justice
Claimer: Purely the results of my own insanity

 
 
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icarus_chained
15 March 2016 @ 09:20 pm
Haven't watched or written OUAT in ages, but hey. Written for a prompt on comment_fic: "Cora doesn't take out her own heart." Probably a lot happier and relatively healthier than that would actually have gone, mind, but I still adore Cora and the twisted, ferocious thing she and Rumple had. If she'd chosen to turn her formidable will to that, instead of power, I can't help but wonder how it would have turned out. What she said to Regina, "You would have been enough". I would have liked to see that.

Title: All or Nothing
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Once Upon A Time (TV)
Characters/Pairings: Cora, Rumpelstiltskin, Regina, mention of Neal/Baelfire. Cora/Rumple, Cora & Rumple & Regina
Summary: A glimpse of how things might potentially have gone if Cora hadn't removed her own heart. If she had chosen the love she had for Rumpelstiltskin, and borne him the child she'd promised him, and made him realise he loved her too
Wordcount: 2512
Warnings/Notes: Alternate universe, canon divergence, villains in love, families, mother & daughter, father & daughter, fate, choices, magic, determination
Disclaimer: Not mine

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icarus_chained
10 March 2016 @ 05:39 pm
Right, so. I didn't get the job. I've gone for a couple of positions run by the same people over the last couple of years, and I get the impression that I'm just not their kind of person (that or I really am just terminally shite at interviews).

I did, however, get 70% in the Irish Oral Exam. Which, for someone who hadn't spoken the language in literally a decade, was not too shabby at all, I think. Maybe the examiner enjoyed the conversation as much as I did :)
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icarus_chained
08 March 2016 @ 03:05 pm
So today, for my birthday, I got: some lovely well wishes (thanks all!), a Harry Clarke colouring book (shush, I love his stuff), a slice of lemon cake, and, oh, a job interview and an Irish oral exam. Because.

I think it went well? It went better than my last interview anyway. I was shitting bricks about the Irish, because I haven't used the language since school ten years ago basically, but the Irish examiner was incredibly friendly and he actually calmed me down not just for the Irish but for the job interview as well. We ended up talking the entire time about languages and quirks of language and Irish connections to Europe and the difference between colour words in different languages and dialects of Irish we've heard, all in rather pidgin Irish on my part with large sprinklings of English and the occasional bit of French when my brain short-circuited on me, but I think it went well. He told me I actually have a good base of Irish, it just really shows that I haven't spoken it in ten years and if I started using it more in everyday life that I could improve an awful lot. I have no idea if that's good enough to get me the job, but even if it doesn't I think I feel really good about myself for having done it, and it was genuinely a really fun conversation. If I see that man again, I'm giving him a go raibh míle, míle maith agat, because he seriously made the whole day better for me.

And then when we came out of the exam, he spent ten minutes talking to my mother (she'd given me a lift down) about knitting and Donegal and types of boats and how absolutely appalling some of the local accents are. By the time I made it into the actual job interview, I was calmed way, way down. Heh. He was a nice man.
 
 
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icarus_chained
18 February 2016 @ 07:06 pm
My sister and I tend to have interesting conversations. The book I bought today to reward myself for surviving an interview is "Ghost: 100 Stories to Read with the Lights On", editted by Louise Welsh. It's basically 100 ghost stories arranged in chronological order from Pliny's "The Haunted House" ca. 113 AD and runs up to recent publications. (I have read a surprising amount of the classics before, despite horror having never been my main go-to genre). On the back of this, we ended up talking about what types of horror scare us more. I tend to favour ghost stories, stories of madness, and cosmic horror stories, while she tends more towards serial killers, zombies and the evils that men do.

I think it comes down to, I am more afraid of unknowns and things that affect the mind, while she's more afraid of physical dangers and things that affect life and limb. I've never been overly disturbed by vampires or serial killers, anything you can potentially stab with a stake or brain with a rock to take care of the problem (however successfully the attempt might go), and zombie stories tend more to either bore, disgust or depress me. But ghosts, intangible things that inspire dread and that are much more difficult to disperse, and absolutely anything at all regarding madness, mental deterioration, gaslighting, psychological abuse, external control and extrusions of unknown factors that simply cannot be dealt with rationally, those scare the pants off me. I don't mind adrenal, action-based fear, but seeping, paralysing dread and a loss of control or comprehension do it for (or rather to) me every time.

I suppose it really is what you're most basely afraid of that defines what sort of horror works best for you. Heh.
 
 
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icarus_chained
18 February 2016 @ 05:19 pm
It’s more bloody work to get an interview than it is to do a sodding job. Ah well. It’s done now, and we’ll find out in a week or so.
 
 
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