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Ordinary World
In which Manhattan hesitates, Laurie goes to Jupiter, and Dan is left behind in a post-apocalyptic NYC to save Rorschach from himself.

Hey, Jupiter
Mutually Assured Destruction.
Survivors
Fallout

Interlude
beautiful and strong by twotiming

A Failure to Communicate
Détente
Epilogue

And the sprawling road trip sequel...

Exiles
In which Rorschach and Dan go on the road in search of Walter's long-lost father.

Nostalgia
The dream of the other
A Soldier's Things
Comme je suis libre
Showing Me Home

And the even-more-sprawling sequel to that...

Empire
“Did you really think that, after everything we’ve done, you’d get to have a happy ending?”

Our man in Mexico
Stains
Midnight
vulgar kings on their dirty thrones
Children of Manhattan
Epilogue


Fortunate Son
Five times Adrian Veidt showed mercy, and one time he didn't.

Clockwork Gentlemen: Whitechapel
Mainly concerning the Exploits of our noted Gentlemen Adventurers as they encounter Wondrous Mechanical Men, defeat a Vicious and Dastardly Criminal, and retrieve an Errant Top Hat from a Most Pernicious and Beguiling Lady of the Night.

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III
IV


Fic for other fandoms

Django Unchained
when we lay down our weary guns
Each one holds the key to the others' liberation.

The Thick Of It
Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes
Three years after a coup by a faction within the Government, Britain is under the thumb of the brutal Regime. When a prominent advisor to the dictatorship defects with the location of a missing political prisoner, the Opposition—now the Resistance—finds itself in possession of a few unlikely allies and hurtling towards a war that could tear the country apart.

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Red, White, Green, Black
We have always been at war with someone.

I finished a thing

It is here. It is a long thing. I am pretty proud of this thing.

UM YEAH SO YOU SHOULD READ IT. Dystopia and angst and politics and loads of swearing.

I miss LJ for fandom babble. Tumblr has been kind of great in terms of cool people squeeing over fandom stuff, but it lacks threaded discussion and thus prolonged discussion.

That thing

On the bus to work/at work:

OMG ALL THE IDEAS MUST WRITE
Scrawls down point-form notes in my e-mail drafts
Clear, vivid picture of exactly how things should go

At home in front of the computer:
...

...

...time to check FB again?

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Oddly Specific Kinks

(Otherwise known as motifs that you find yourself using in your writing, half the time without thinking about it.)

Mine seem to include:

• Road trips
• As previously mentioned, and related to the above, antiheroic types having sex on the run
• Unusual speech patterns (at least one character in every fic—two in the current one—and in a lot of my original stuff too)
• Radical politics somehow showing up—this is very surprising, I know—in fandoms where they might not otherwise
• This is one I just realized: Characters who are attracted to each other, even in love, but what actually makes them finally hook up involves some kind of ulterior motive, well-intentioned or otherwise. It's going to happen twice in the thing I'm currently writing (in one case, it's canonical). I hope this doesn't say something disturbing about me.
• Characters who are, for whatever reason, difficult to love, and not changing for the sake of someone else.

What do you all find yourself writing about all the freaking time?
I have no idea if anyone is still reading this old thing after I disappeared into fandom retirement to write original stuff. But if so, hi! Hope you're all well. Since then, I've been bit by rabid plotbunnies twice, and in an effort to get all of my fic in one place, I figured I would at least post links here. (And eventually put my Watchmen stuff on AO3, but baby steps.)

The plotbunnies in question (I blame the rabies!) were for tiny fandoms. But! I realized that all of my fic has something in common, and that's emotionally repressed antiheroic weirdos having awkward sexual congress while on the run. If you are into that, I offer the following:

Title: when we lay down our weary guns
Author: GroteskBurlesque
Fandom: Django Unchained
Disclaimer: Belongs to Tarantino
Rating: M for sex and violence
Pairings: Django/Broomhilda/Schultz
Content note: F/M/M, canon-typical violence, poly, references to slavery (see canon), racist language, references to non-consensual sex, abortion, and torture. This said, it's probably the happiest thing I've ever written.
Summary: Each one holds the key to the others' liberation.
Notes: I'm fairly certain it makes sense even if you haven't seen the movie and only know the vaguest summary or have ever watched Westerns before. Essentially another fix-it fic that got completely out of hand, both in terms of length and sheer amount of research.

("He gets out because certain white motherfuckers don’t seem to get that you can take revenge with a simple bullet to the head and no drawn-out monologues, not that he’s complaining. Blows away every single son-of-a-bitch standing between him and Hildy, then crushes her to him and kisses her as though his life depended on it, as though they were the only two people left in all of creation. Then he tells her to get the horses outside saddled up. He has one or two things left to do.")


Title: Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes
Author: GroteskBurlesque
Fandom: The Thick Of It
Disclaimer: Belongs to Armando Iannucci
Rating: M for sex and violence
Pairings: Jamie MacDonald/Malcolm Tucker, Emma Messinger/Ollie Reeder, Sam Cassidy/OMC
Content note: M/M, M/F, not so much a fix-it as a made-it-much-worse, major character deaths, dystopia, the BNP being in charge, non-British author trying to write for a British fandom. Canon-typical language, non-canon-typical levels of violence.
Summary: Three years after a coup by a faction within the Government, Britain is under the thumb of the brutal Regime. When a prominent advisor to the dictatorship defects with the location of a missing political prisoner, the Opposition—now the Resistance—finds itself in possession of a few unlikely allies and hurtling towards a war that could tear the country apart.
Notes: So ridiculously AU (all of the events in canon happened, but) that I don't think it matters if you've seen the show (though you should, because OMG it is GREAT). This is one of the two or three sit-coms that I've ever found genuinely funny, so of course I had to drop the characters in the middle of the Worst Possible Timeline. It's also a WIP at the moment. It'll get done, though.

("The country’s in the hands of a government demonstrably more noxious and fuckheaded than the sickest wank fantasies of JB’s inbred Etonian twat brigade. I was gone eight months—eight fucking months—before the fuckin’ BNP took over. That’s essentially the definition of ‘not at all fuckin’ fine.’”)

Enjoy?

*waves shyly*

I am not really out of retirement, but I saw this on Tor and had to share, for those who haven't already seen it. (Maybe it's all over the f-list; I haven't looked.)

"The Ballad of Hollis Wadsworth Mason Jr," by Franz Nicolay (of the Hold Steady).



Yeah. So. It's about Hollis Mason, and it has an accordion, and is pretty great, I think.

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Music meme

I am still alive. I'm even still up to stuff of the writing variety. Eventually you'll see it.

In the meantime, have yet another meme, this one ganked from theonlytwin. By way of explanation, my iTunes is not just music I've downloaded, but also music that other people thought I might like and put on. So it's revelatory of my friends and lovers as much as it is of me.

You can learn a lot about someone from the music they listen to. Here's the game: hit shuffle on your music player, and write down the first 25 songs that come up. No cheating or skipping songs.

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Pros Arch trailer ZOMG

Look what Snark made!

I would post a more elaborate description but I'm still sort of too busy making squee! noises. Basically, it is a trailer for the comic we're collaborating on, and is a lovely thing of awesomeness and you should go watch it now.

Can you fangirl your own comic? I think you can, at least if you are doing the easy part of it, which is the writing.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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Now that you're legal, you can be plied with alcohol! Have a fantastic birthday, m'dear.

*pokes head out of hiding to do a meme*

The Rules:
- Leave me a comment saying "dirigibles".
- I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

snarkitysnarks had questions, I have answers.

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