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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 June 2015 @ 03:06 am
A strange, clumsy thing. I'm in an odd mood, and for some reason Ents seemed to suit it.

Title: Springs Eternal
Rating: PG
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings (bookverse, I think)
Characters/Pairings: Treebeard, Thranduil, mention of Legolas, Gimli, Merry and Pippin. Treebeard & Thranduil, Thranduil & Legolas
Summary: "The Spring brought to Fangorn an elf." Thranduil Oropherion, to be precise, heartsick and in need of healing, and sent to Fangorn by a son who knows him all too well
Wordcount: 2878
Warnings/Notes: Odd. Hurt/comfort, healing, grief, loss, friendship and hope
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
24 June 2015 @ 06:54 pm
Well today went randomly pear-shaped. Mother (possibly) broke her ankle slipping off an inch-high step right in front of me. She's heading down to A&E now (only room for three in the car, so I'm at home).

Of all the random stupid things that could happen.
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icarus_chained
17 June 2015 @ 11:54 pm
Written for this image prompt on comment_fic.

Title: With A Faerie Wild And Wary
Rating: PG
Universe: Original Fairy Tale
Characters/Pairings: The Maiden, the Faerie. Developing friendship
Summary: It was not wise to venture into the endless forests, nor to search for faeries there. She had never been wise, though, and of the two of them, the faerie and her, perhaps she was not the only one snared
Wordcount: 1827
Warnings/Notes: Forests, faeries, amnesia, being lost, danger, help, bargains, friendship, happy ending
Claimer: Mine, more or less

 
 
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icarus_chained
15 June 2015 @ 11:00 pm
Written for a prompt on comment_fic of: "Lord of the Rings, Any, Justice League fusion: The Fellowship of Superheroes". I think this is probably closer to a generic superhero AU than a Justice League fusion, although I did borrow from the White Martian invasion in the DCAU for the 'Dark Maiar Invasion' (War of the Ring) here. Which makes Gandalf the Martian Manhunter, which actually somewhat fits, I think? Anyway. Have fun.

Title: Timely Interventions
Rating: PG
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Characters/Pairings: Pippin, Merry, Beregond, mention of the Fellowship, Faramir and Éowyn. Merry & Pippin & Beregond, background Gimli & Legolas, Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Éowyn
Summary: The Fellowship of Superheroes guard the city against all who threaten it. Sometimes, though, the superheroes need a little help from heroes of their own. An exasperated Beregond catches a battered Pippin and Merry attempting to sneak home before anyone realises they're hurt
Wordcount: 2175
Warnings/Notes: Superhero AU, Canonical Character Death in backstory (Boromir), Grief/Blame, Injuries, Hurt/Comfort, Friendship/Love
Disclaimer: Not mine

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icarus_chained
12 June 2015 @ 11:04 pm
Encounters Anthology, edited by Jessica Augustsson on amazon.com. It's just gone live, and two of my stories are in there. 'The Long Dark' and 'Ghostwyrm', to be specific. Hee! Some really good stories from other writers as well. I'm reading through it myself now.
 
 
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icarus_chained
11 June 2015 @ 07:18 pm
Written for a prompt on comment_fic: "Pitch Black/Jack Frost, by the light of the moon". Title from the phrase "To dance with the devil in the pale moonlight", made famous by either the Joker or one of the best episodes of ST:DS9 ever, depending on your poisons.

Title: In The Pale Moonlight
Rating: R
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Characters/Pairings: Pitch Black, Jack Frost, Pitch/Jack
Summary: It had started out as revenge. It wasn't anymore. Pitch and Jack, and battles in the moonlight that lead to something else
Wordcount: 1348
Warnings/Notes: Violence, revenge, catharsis, hope and romance. Sort of. Mostly
Disclaimer: Not mine

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icarus_chained
10 June 2015 @ 11:47 pm
Written, as always, for a prompt on comment_fic. It was a lyrics prompt, and the lyrics in question are under the cut.

Title: Threnody
Rating: R
Fandom: Greek Mythology
Characters/Pairings: Orpheus, Maenads, discussion of Eurydice and Hades. Orpheus/Eurydice
Summary: Orpheus' last song. It was not his murderers to whom he sang
Wordcount: 432
Warnings/Notes: Death and dismemberment in a Dionysian dance (alliteration ahoy!), music and legacy, love and reunion in death
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
23 May 2015 @ 07:42 pm
A rare RL/political post from me, but I voted for this yesterday, and it passed. Ireland voted YES to marriage equality to the tune of 62% of the voting public. First country in the world to legalise gay marriage via referendum. Go us!
 
 
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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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