brennan is wondrous

Fic: How to Lose a Super Soldier in One Easy Step [1/2]

Title: How to Lose a Super Soldier in One Easy Step
Fandom: The Avengers
Authors: and_backagain & jibrailis
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Tony/Steve
Word Count: 19,000
Warnings: There's definitely quite a bit of chit chat about death, and one of the characters begins the story dead, though he doesn't stay that way.
Summary: Rogers jerks backwards, shock registering on his face, and Tony thinks, welcome back to the land of the living, Cap, looks like you're sticking around. Or, a Pushing Daisies AU.
Notes: jibrailis— Everybody needs to build a mountain of cake offerings to and_backagain right now, because that is exactly what she deserves for being such a fun, talented, patient cowriter. The cakes, they will be many.

and_backagain—Oh my gosh this was really fun. I think that might be it, that might be the extent of my notes. REALLY. FUN. Um, jibrailis is a spectacular writer & human being and I had a blast writing this with her? Which honestly boils down to 'oh my gosh this was really fun.'

Read the story below the cut or over at the AO3.

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West Wing fic because sure, why not?

(CJ quote icon because YES, ALWAYS.)

So, jibrailis is watching The West Wing as everyone should (my torrid love affair with that show is, well, torrid), and it reminded me that I wrote some TWW fic a few years ago that I actually sort of liked. And now I am reposting it here! A thrilling and unexpected turn of events.

I wrote both of these for the Shiny Happy Comment Ficathon which was, as one might well expect, a bundle of shiny happy joy. I seem to recall writing Lilo & Stitch/Calvin & Hobbes crossover for it as well; I should go trawling through it one of these days and see what turns up.

Anywho! Posted here for reasons of 'hmm, might be nice to be able to find that later,' two West Wing ficlets.

Title: A Distinct Lack of Gravitas
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: Sam, Josh, Toby, and CJ's intimidating, one-line presence!
Spoilers/Warnings: Nope!
Summary: Sam, Josh, and Toby, on a plane, being nerdy.
Disclaimer: The West Wing is absolutely not mine, nor is anything you recognize from it.

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Title: And Most Fools Do
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: Josh, Donna, and He Who Ought Not Be On Television.
Spoilers/Warnings: Well. A warning for 'hating on Glenn Beck,' because there is definitely a lot of that.
Summary: Josh watches Glenn Beck. Donna suffers the consequences.
Disclaimer: The West Wing is absolutely not mine, nor is anything you recognize from it. Nor, for that matter, is Glenn Beck.
Notes: Title is from a Benjamin Franklin quote.

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Fic: Operation: Stays In Vegas.

As long as tonight is about goofy Avengers things!

Title: Operation: Stays In Vegas
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Tony & various Avengers shenanigans.
Spoilers/Warnings: No real spoilers, and no warnings except that this is unremitting goofiness with no redeeming value whatsoever. Whee!
Summary: For the prompt, "Whole cast, fun time out. Inspired by this photoset on Tumblr, I want to know everything about this party. Who ended up with who? What happened to Bruce and who, precisely, lost him?" AKA, the Avengers wind up in Vegas on a mission. Their mission is to help with clean up; Tony's mission is to help with clean up and then get everybody hammered.
Notes: 'The Avengers' canon and anything you recognize from it does not belong to me. This is officially the first fic I've ever finished for Avengers fandom, and even though really it's more like a ficlet I still get a kick out of it. The very last bit of dialogue is adapted from the previously linked (and fabulous) gif set, and all of Bruce's trivia comes from the Mental Floss Amazing Fact Generator.

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Fic: Swear I Was Born Right In The Doorway.

Title: Swear I Was Born Right In The Doorway.
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Victor!Peeta/Gale
Spoilers/Warnings: Warnings for discussion of children murdering children (though no descriptions I'd consider graphic; if you read the books or saw the movie, nothing here should take you by surprise).
Summary: For the prompt, "victor!peeta/gale, [au] katniss dies in the arena and peeta starts a revolution in her name; gale hates the merchants but he hates the capitol more."
Notes: The Hunger Games, a fandom in which I can warn within the same story for both the discussion of children murdering children and the fact that I am (not so) secretly kind of a sap. Also! The title is from the Bright Eyes song First Day of My Life which I listened to obsessively whilst writing (see aforementioned warning re: 'I am a sap') and does not belong to me, nor does The Hunger Games trilogy or anything you recognize from it.

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The Hunger Games! +fic.

Yes, I saw the movie. Yes, it ripped out my heart and jumped up and down on it with a truly vicious amount of glee. So basically, it did its job spectacularly well and I thought the entire cast was fantastic, and I will look forward to the next few movies in a way I did not look forward to the next few books (even though I did, in fact, end up reading them) because who knows, maybe I will enjoy them more as films. Plus, more Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson being fabulous on giant screens. I approve! If I get a little more coherent about the whole thing, I will make a post about all the things I love, complete with spoilers. But until then, a few things I have written for this delightful event:

Which is still a going concern, by the by, and which is a fabulous way to watch hours of your life disappear.

Title: You're Wearing Sweatpants. It's Monday.
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Characters/Pairings: Gen-ish, with the named girl tributes all making an appearance.
Spoilers/Warnings: No and no!
Summary: Glimmer and Clove have had a pact since they were ten and gave each other their new movie star names (Glimmer because 'Sparkle' was already taken by the paper towels, and Clove because it had sounded like a sophisticated word at the time, based entirely on the existence of her mother's clove cigarettes): they were going to stay important, no matter what. For the prompt, 'girl tributes, sleepover au.'
Notes: The title is from a Mean Girls quote and is not mine, nor is The Hunger Games trilogy or anything you recognize from it.

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Title: I'm Not Calling You A Liar
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Finnick/Annie
Spoilers/Warnings: No spoilers; the only warnings are those which would apply to The Hunger Games books themselves (i.e., mention of the murder of children) which, granted, are pretty weighty.
Summary: For the prompt, "Mentor!Finnick/Annie - You got the world but baby at what price? Something so strange, hard to define/ It isn't that hard boy to like you, or love you/I'd follow you down, down, down/You're unbelievable."
Notes: Title is from the Florence + The Machine song of the same name and is not mine, nor is The Hunger Games trilogy or anything you recognize from it.

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Title: You Do By Choice
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Cato/Clove
Spoilers/Warnings: No spoilers; again, warnings for the sort of thing you find in the books themselves: mentions of violence and children killing children.
Summary: For the prompt, "Cato/Clove, drunk the night before going into the Arena."
Notes: Title is from a W. Clement Stone quote and is not mine, nor is The Hunger Games trilogy or anything you recognize from it.

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FIC: Like Invisible Strings

Title: Like Invisible Strings
Characters: Harry/Luna, some canon-level Ron/Hermione
Word Count: 5052
Rating: PG
Warnings: None!
Summary: The next night, unpacking his trunk, he discovers that he's forgotten his spare set of quills, his last bag of Chocolate Frogs, and his Transfiguration book. Wrapped in a pair of his old socks, though, is the mirror, which Harry had snatched down from the window the moment he'd seen Dumbledore arrive. A Harry&Luna take on Book 6, in which Luna gives Harry a gift, Harry spends quite a lot of time determinedly not thinking about one thing or another, and Hermione despairs of his common sense.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter does not belong to me, nor does anything or anyone you recognize from it. A few of the lines of dialogue in this fic are taken directly from Half-Blood Prince, and those also (perhaps even especially!) do not belong to me. The title of this fic, incidentally, also does not belong to me, and was taken from a song on The Muppets (♥) called "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday."
Notes: Trying to tidy up my internet presence as the new year rings in, so here's something I wrote for interhouse_fest.

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Fic: And Try To Keep It All The Year [1/2]

Title: And Try To Keep It All The Year
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Eames
Spoilers/Warnings: Christmas features incredibly heavily, which should probably be warned for if only because it might signpost this as Not Appealing To You!
Summary: Written for a prompt at inception_kink which, when condensed, is: Arthur hates Christmas, and with good reason. Eames very much does not. They meet, they fall head-over-heels, and Eames sets to work figuring out what exactly is going on here.
Disclaimer: Inception is absolutely not mine, nor is anything you recognize from it. The title is from 'A Christmas Carol,' and I do not own it either.
Notes: Last year's fic, finally cleaned up (minimally, though, so if you catch any errors you're welcome to pass them along) and posted. I really didn't think when I started filling this prompt that it would end up being some kind of to-Christmas-and-back-again saga, but there you have it. It's sappy, but even so I need to thank everyone who read it at the kink meme for their overwhelming patience and wonderful comments and just general fabulousness. ♥

ETA: Now with gorgeous fanart by lick_j, which can be found in this post. Eeee! :D

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