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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
30 July 2014 @ 09:23 pm
Um. This literally popped into my head in the past two days, because someone described a spaceship as a 'cathedral ship' and something pinged in my brain. This is, essentially, sort of a combination of the worldbuilding from 'Space Electric' and 'Wind at Midnight', combined with random elements from every space opera I've ever seen, with some cyberpunk thrown in for good measure. Ah. My apologies in advance.

Title: The Long Dark
Rating: PG-13
Universe: Aeterna Nema
Characters/Pairings: Diona, Ebsin, Tielfin, Alial, Aban, Kallik, Iena, Sahvis, Mateo. Diona/Ebsin (F/F)
Summary: Sent ahead of an exiled cityship seven million souls strong, the crew of the nine-man aethership Voidsong trace the edge of the intergalactic void in search of a safe path, and stumble across a lone and powerful sentinel keeping watch against the dark
Wordcount: 8325
Warnings/Notes: Ah. Space Opera, Science Fantasy, Soft Sci-Fi, Exile, Diaspora, Transhumanism, Alien Tech, First Contact, Failed First Contact, Space Battles, Psychic Powers, Combat Telepathy, Comrades-in-Arms, Femslash, Intergalactic Space
Claimer: Very much mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
24 July 2014 @ 10:11 pm
Written for a prompt on comment_fic for McCoy 1st person POV. Set during "Encounter at Farpoint", because that scene kills me every time.

Title: Shuttle Conductor
Rating: G
Fandom: Star Trek TOS & Star Trek TNG
Characters/Pairings: Admiral McCoy, Commander Data. McCoy & Data, touch of McCoy & Spock
Summary: Commander Data and Admiral McCoy have a little conversation about insanity, humanity, and the unintended consequences of space travel while waiting for McCoy's shuttle off the Enterprise D
Wordcount: 1328
Warnings/Notes: Old age, nostalgia, memories
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
23 July 2014 @ 04:25 am
Okay. This starts off as a coda to "The Empath", after McCoy offers himself to be tortured to death instead of the other two. For the purpose of this story, I'm pretending "Requiem for Methuselah" took place before "The Empath", yes? The second half of the fic takes place after the end of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

Title: Soul's Rest, Soul's Excitement
Rating: PG
Fandom: Star Trek TOS and the TOS movies
Characters/Pairings: Spock, McCoy, a little Kirk. Spock & McCoy, Spock/McCoy, Spock/McCoy/Kirk
Summary: After one attempted sacrifice too many, Spock and McCoy forge an understanding of what lies between them. Years and a rebirth later, that understanding is revisited, older and wiser, and expressed for the first time to Jim
Wordcount: 4506
Warnings/Notes: Friendship/love, self-sacrifice, death & rebirth, discussion of platonic and romantic loves & the variations between, mind melds, psychic links, and a threeway relationship with slightly different loves along each axis
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
22 July 2014 @ 06:50 pm
I'm rewatching Star Trek TOS again (as people have probably noticed), and I was rewatching "The Immunity Syndrome" last night. And something struck me about the conversation between Spock and McCoy before Spock heads out in the shuttle.

 
 
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icarus_chained
17 July 2014 @ 05:40 pm
For a prompt of comment_fic. A tiny little military horror story on the theme of darkness. I apologise in advance for my lack of knowledge of the military, its ranking system or its tactics.

Title: Kingdom of the Blind
Rating: Light R
Fandom: Original Work
Characters/Pairings: The Lieutenant, the Sergeant, the Corporal. Team.
Summary: Three men, remnants of a military unit, are caught in a pitch-black base when they begin to realise that their previous understanding of their circumstances may have been ... somewhat off
Wordcount: 953
Warnings/Notes: Dialogue only. Darkness, psychological warfare, body horror, vengeance, language
Disclaimer: Mine. More or less, anyway.

 
 
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icarus_chained
09 July 2014 @ 12:12 am
For the following prompt on comment_fic: Reese's secret is that he's a werewolf but while Finch passes well for being a regular human there's something... off.

Title: Where The World Grows Thin
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairings: John Reese, Harold Finch, Supernatural Creatures, Nathan Ingram. John/Harold
Summary: There was something off about Finch. He wasn't another werewolf, wasn't an undead, wasn't anything John could pin down, but there was something wrong about him, and John knew it. He just hadn't imagined quite how wrong it might be, or how much it might cost. Dark paranormal AU
Wordcount: 3200
Warnings/Notes: AU, paranormal elements, death, sacrifice, omens/portents/premonitions
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
08 July 2014 @ 06:52 pm
Wow, I'm slow. Penny Dreadful, despite the crazy monster mash they're rolling with, actually did keep the same basic roles as the original Dracula team, and I missed it. *facepalm* I should have noticed that as soon as Ethan walked on screen, since he's basically Quincey. The show just transposed new/different characters into the role slots of the original team.

 
 
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icarus_chained
05 July 2014 @ 06:36 pm
For a prompt on comment_fic: Speaking Latin over old texts is never a good idea. Little bit of random urban fantasy.

Title: Lessons in Invocation
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Urban Fantasy Original
Characters/Pairings: Karl Glockner, Professor Tessaraeus
Summary: In the library of a magical college, a student makes a small mistake and is invited to remember why the rules of libraries, especially magical ones, exist
Wordcount: 858
Warnings/Notes: Magical mishaps, death and dismemberment, necromancy, demonology, incantations, the rules of the library
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
05 July 2014 @ 03:30 am
Sequel to City of Golden Shadow. Got well, well away from me.

Title: Polar Night
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Characters/Pairings: Jack Frost, Pitch Black, Sanderson Mansnoozie, Wind. Pitch/Sandy, Jack & Wind, Jack & Pitch, Jack & Sandy, Jack/Pitch/Sandy
Summary: In the stillness of a polar night, Jack Frost goes looking for Pitch Black, and stumbles across something much deeper, the legacy of a black arrow, and the bond that it made between the enemy Jack wants to keep safe, and the friend he never wants to see fall again
Wordcount: 6281
Warnings/Notes: Um. Unwilling soul bonds, pain, betrayal, enemies/friends/lovers, complicated relationships
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
02 July 2014 @ 05:58 pm
For a prompt on comment_fic on the subject of the Avengers and healthy eating.

Title: Care and Feeding
Rating: PG
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Tony, Clint, Pepper, Natasha, Bruce, Steve, Thor, Jane, JARVIS. Team, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, Tony & the Bots
Summary: Pizza night at Avengers tower becomes an argument on dietary health, the value of comfort food, and Dummy's culinary endeavours. It's amazing how much you can learn from how people eat
Wordcount: 1363
Warnings/Notes: Warnings for mention of Bruce's suicide attempt, Tony's various health issues, implied comfort eating on Clint & Bruce's parts, random bits of backstory for all concerned. General fluff and angst
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
01 July 2014 @ 09:17 pm
For a prompt on comment_fic for the time travel theme. The prompt was for characters from a futuristic fandom to meet characters from a historic one, because time travel, and I couldn't resist.

Title: The Curse of Jim
Rating: PG
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS, Wild Wild West (TV)
Characters/Pairings: Leonard McCoy, James T. Kirk, Artemus Gordon, James West. Kirk & McCoy, Jim & Artie
Summary: Time portals, concussions, trans-temporal alliances, and the perpetual foolhardiness of men named Jim. Kirk & McCoy make the acquaintance of Messirs James West and Artemus Gordon
Wordcount: 1568
Warnings/Notes: Concussions, berserker Vikings, grumpy doctors, humour
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
30 June 2014 @ 05:38 pm
Okay, so, this awesome Star Trek vid just went up, and it is the best thing ever, so I had to rec it straight away:

Long Live by cosmic_llin (Star Trek, All Series)

This is my favourite Star Trek vid on the face of this or any planet. It's ... It starts with TOS, and then through tiny moments of individual connection starts to trace it's way up through the whole universe, then moves to favourite moments, and then hands the torch on to the newest Treks. From around the line "the end of a decade, the start of an age", I was nothing but a cooing, happy mess. Every time I watched it. It is the Trek vid, I swear to gods and warp engines. TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, a touch of ENT and AOS. Everything.


And then, since I was recommending vids, I figured I'd go through the favourites again. Here's another nine vids from various fandoms:

 
 
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icarus_chained
25 June 2014 @ 05:07 pm
This site is the best thing ever: Fantasy Name Generators.

It has sections for people names, real people names, place names, ship names, bandit group names, and loads more. And, yes, some of them are more dodgy than others, the city names are a bit questionable, but a lot of them are absolutely hilarious. I'm going to name all my spaceships The Prototype Ambassador or The Blasphemous Enterprise or The Minor Disappointment.

But the best, the absolute best, is the random tavern name generator (look in place names). I would honestly write a whole story just so a bunch of characters can go on a pub crawl through a fantasy city and drink their way through some of these places.

"We'll start out at The False Anemone, because you don't want the tongue twister later on in the proceedings. Then I think we'll head up Long Street and stop off in The Gruesome Rhododendron and The Ethereal Cashew Inn, making sure to avoid The Tacky Helmet Bar because the Watch stop off there and they're usually either rowdy or morose. Then maybe we'll nip down Cobbler's Lane and get a bite to eat in The Lethal Salad Bar. If we can find the place around the back of the cathedral, we'll maybe stop at The Wandering Belltower, before heading down towards the port district and The Magenta Orc or The Known Octopus Bar for some more interesting nightlife. After that, if we're all still upright, we'll have a choice of heading up towards the alchemical college area and the fabulous Impolite Tavern and The Limping Librarian, or those of us interested can head towards The Curious Bachelor, The Warm Shipmate Tavern or The Romantic Leg for perhaps a little company in the small hours. For those more daring or more careless souls, of course, there's always The Accidental Child Inn. The remainder of the group, however few that may be, can finish out the evening in The Late Gentleman Tavern or The Sleepy City Bar, and The Secret Nightingale Inn always welcomes late guests who wish to sleep off the effects of a night."

I swear, they're all fabulous. I've just spent hours randomly generating ten names at a time. It's thoroughly addictive -_-;
 
 
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icarus_chained
21 June 2014 @ 12:17 pm
I was watching TOS last night, and fic happened. Set in the aftermath of "All Our Yesterdays", otherwise known as the episode in which Spock & McCoy are stuck 5000 years in a planet's past, Spock begins to revert to his more savage Vulcan ancestors, and McCoy deliberately prods him into almost strangling the doctor to death to make him realise this. There were times when McCoy showed a distinct lack of survival instinct -_-;

Title: Courage of Conviction
Rating: PG
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Characters/Pairings: McCoy, Spock, mention of Jim and Zarabeth. Spock & McCoy
Summary: In the aftermath of Sarpeidon, Spock and McCoy have a conversation about McCoy's tendency to prod Spock into excess emotionality and why that really mightn't end well. McCoy understands that, he does, but that doesn't mean he thinks he ought to back down
Wordcount: 4099
Warnings/Notes: Emotional h/c, fear, past violence, loss of control, sacrifice, protectiveness, friendship/love. Set after "All Our Yesterdays", references "Amok Time", "Mirror Mirror" and "The Empath", with fleeting references to "Plato's Stepchildren" and "Journey to Babel". No, I don't have a list of episodes with awesome Spock/McCoy moments, why do you ask?
Disclaimer: Not mine

 
 
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icarus_chained
20 June 2014 @ 09:27 pm
For today's comment_fic theme. All 6 or 12 word ficlets. Um. Mostly 12.


Discworld, Vetinari, Ticking Clock

Irregularity is a state of mind. He doesn't flinch at disordered time.

Fairy Tales, Ariel/Cinderella, Shattered Glass Slippers

Ariel's limp worsens. Ella kneels, to slip whole glass onto tortured feet.

Highlander, Methos, Ultimate Pragmatist

"We eat our enemies' life-force, MacLeod. Cannibalism will hardly damn us faster."

MCU, Natasha, Truth

Truth isn't complicated, it's just rare.

Star Trek: TOS, Scotty, Working Miracles

Physics be damned, he's got God's own cheat sheet. Her name's Enterprise.

The Musketeers, Athos/d'Artagnan, Wanting

He's been burned by want before. D'Artagnan is too impetuous to care.
 
 
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icarus_chained
11 June 2014 @ 05:49 pm
Saw shadadukal do this MIT dialect test, and got curious. My results were as follows:

Our top three guesses for your English dialect:

1. Irish (Republic of)
2. Scottish (U.K.)
3. Australian

Bang on the money, and apparently the Gaelic influence does come through strongly, though I've a more general British Commonwealth tint than my mother (who got Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish). Oddly, given the amount of television I've watched, there doesn't appear to be much American influence, but then Irish English can be hard to budge.

Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:

1. English
2. Swedish
3. Norwegian

Oddly, my mother again was different here. Same (correct) first language, but where I got Atlantic Scandinavian for my second & third, she got Baltic/North Sea area (Finnish & Dutch). I wonder about that. I don't know enough about those languages to guess what in our respective use of grammar might have pinged it. Huh.
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