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05 November 2016 @ 05:19 am
Such Was Charn, That Great City (2150 words) by x_los
Chapters: 1
Fandom: David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: major character death
Relationships: David Copperfield/Uriah Heep
Characters: David Copperfield, Uriah Heep
Additional Tags: Apocalypse
Summary: if only no single Trojan or Achaean could escape death,
and just we two alone were not destroyed
—the Iliad
05 November 2016 @ 04:57 am
I Always Cry At Weddings (10300 words) by x_los
Chapters: 1/2
Fandom: David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: past David Copperfield/Rosa Dartle, past David Copperfield/Dora Spenlow, David Copperfield/Uriah Heep
Characters: David Copperfield, Uriah Heep, Dora Spenlow, Rosa Dartle, Agnes Wickfield, James Steerforth, Betsey Trotwood, Mr Wickfield
Additional Tags: Gender or Sex Swap, Weddings, Modern Era, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Genderswap, Bisexual Female Character, POV Bisexual Character
Summary: Rising author Davida Copperfield always ends up shagging her secondary school frenemy? nemesis? her something, anyway—Uriah Heep at weddings. It's just casual, a one night stand that's got out of hand. Uriah would call it a crime of opportunity. Probably.
22 August 2016 @ 02:21 am
These are all things I'd like to write at some point, happy to say what they are in more detail if asked.

The color scheme represents whether Beta A likes something, Beta B likes it or both do. (It's a system that influences what gets written first, in general).

Probably wouldn't do or at least wouldn't SHARE the Beloved Adversary hexes bc the writer might hate that, and she's still about. Rest assured though, it's been EXHAUSTIVELY discussed.
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17 August 2016 @ 07:34 am
Title: Degrees of Latitude
Fandom: David Copperfield (Dickens)
Pairing: David Copperfield/Uriah Heep
Characters: Agnes Wickfield, David Copperfield, Betsey Trotwood, Jane Murdstone, Clara Copperfield, Mr Wickfield, Mrs Heep, Uriah Heep
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Davida Betsey Trotwood Copperfield has an undisciplined heart, and though very well brought up indeed, she is not proof against the temptation to repose foolish confidences where they are not, perhaps, deserved.

Uriah Heep would have married Agnes Wickfield for financial security and never felt himself emotionally involved by any of it. Mr Wickfield's remarriage to Clara Copperfield ruins that prospect in several ways at once.
Word Count: 32301
Degrees of Latitude

06 July 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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Title: Post-Mortem
Author: x_los
Fandom: Blake's 7
Wordcount: 2,763
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Kerr Avon, Roj Blake
Pairing(s): Kerr Avon/Roj Blake
Beta(s): elviaprose
Summary: Roger Blake's father is dying, and Roger drunk-texts his ex-husband to let him know. (Mundane AU)

05 July 2016 @ 03:56 am
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Title: Rojer
Author: x_los
Fandom: Blake's 7
Wordcount: 36,770
Rating: NC-17
Characters: Kerr Avon, Roj Blake, Vila Restal, Dayna Mellanby, Del Tarrant, Jenna Stannis, Soolin, Deva, Carnell, Orac, Zen, OCs, Inga
Pairing(s): Kerr Avon/Roj Blake, OC/OC
Beta(s): aralias
Summary: Taking down the Federation might actually be easier than sorting out what's going on with Rojer's parents.

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Title: “as if we were fools by heavenly compulsion”
Author: x_los
Fandom: Blake's 7
Wordcount: 30,222
Rating: R
Characters: Roj Blake, Kerr Avon, Vila Restal, Servalan, Dayna Mellanby, Cally, Del Tarrant, Olag Gan, Jenna Stannis, Anna Grant</strong>
Pairing(s): Kerr Avon/Roj Blake, past Kerr Avon/Anna Grant
Beta(s): aralias
Summary: A series of short fics running through permutations of the soulmate-mark trope for this pairing.

“as if we were fools by heavenly compulsion”
04 July 2016 @ 08:45 am
A friend and I set up What the Dickens!, a community, discussion thread collection and anon/kinkmeme for all things Dickens. Check it out at dickenskink if thus inclined.
03 July 2016 @ 04:13 am
'The Glitter is the Gold' is the big DWJ/Chrestomanci universe crossover/fusion I'm working on at present. It's a novel in three parts, and the first two thirds are written (the second's currently being posted on a weekly basis). At present (Part I and Part II combined) it's about 90k, and I expect part three will be another 30k.

(Not an AU in quite the way you might think.) (Don't necessarily be put off by this being a crossover. I think you can read this without knowing the DWJ—or even without knowing the B7, though you might have less incentive.)

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Title: The Last of the Chants
Author: x_los
Fandom: Blake's 7, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones, Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Wordcount: 20,899
Rating: R
Characters: Kerr Avon, Roj Blake, tons of mentioned Chrestomanci people as historical figures, Jenna Stannis, Vila Restal, Deva, mentions of Howl people as well, Orac
Pairing(s): Kerr Avon/Roj Blake
Beta(s): aralias
Summary: The Chrestomanci is dead. Aven has two other lives out there in the Related Worlds, but he knows he's almost good enough - and certainly there can be no one who wants the position more. He'd do almost anything. Unfortunately for him, linking with a fire demon is a serious misuse of magic, and in Aven's absence, the Castle's managed to finally find the person responsible for dealing with that sort of thing.

The Last of the Chants


Title: Song of Songs
Author: x_los
Fandom: Blake's 7, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones
Wordcount: 73-80k, ish
Rating: NC-17
Characters: Kerr Avon, Roj Blake, tons of mentioned Chrestomanci people as historical figures, Jenna Stannis, Vila Restal, Deva, Orac, Tarrant, Dayna Mellanby, Soolin, Cally
Pairing(s): Kerr Avon/Roj Blake
Beta(s): aralias
Summary: Roger Blake, the Chrestomanci, has been missing seven years. State enchanter Kerr Chant-Aven has been doing Blake's job and searching for him. Roj Blake the revolutionary has been missing for almost a year. Computer expert, criminal and reluctant rebel Kerr Avon has been similarly occupied. Also, the universe might be ending.

Song of Songs
03 July 2016 @ 03:42 am
Title: Taken In
Fandom: David Copperfield (Dickens)
Pairing: David Copperfield/Uriah Heep
Rating: NC-17
Summary: David Copperfield finds the prospect of Uriah Heep marrying Agnes Wickfield utterly abhorrent. He isn't exactly right about why.
Word Count: 10,503
Taken In

02 January 2016 @ 03:25 pm
Gentle reader, aralias asked me what ideas I had in the pipeline. I started to gather notes, but as some of the tabs stretched to like 15 pages worth of notes per idea (not all, but def some), I saw this was actually a MONUMENTAL task and decided to write out just--the short-hand way I think of a given idea, or something that will similarly make me go 'oh YEAH'. This is probably not all of them. I will probably remember some more. …only like 3 are gen. ANYWAY. Because many of the titles are MYSTERIOUS, just let me know and I will explain what's up/give my notes for a given thing.

Yes I know there are 88. Shut up. So's your face.

Idk I guess say if there's anything you particularly want--no idea what order anything should be done in.

This list includes:

* things I have a several thou on
* things I have worked out entirely in long form outline
* things I p much--just know what I'd do
* things I want to write and have some notions for but not necessarily a PLOT for

This list does NOT include:

* my fic ideas for:


though I'd write those up if anyone wanted

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01 January 2016 @ 07:37 pm
This is not a fic. It is a conversation I had with wellharkather, which I found today and think is funny af and if someone wanted to do any of this, godspeed.

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31 December 2015 @ 10:00 pm
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08 July 2015 @ 12:36 am

...that is too much fic. Hope I didn't forget anything.
30 June 2015 @ 03:48 pm
I was having a bit twitter conversation about things I ship and how they map, so I decided to make a list of everything I've ever read fic for, barring like, miiinor adventures.

* denotes a pairing I've written for
as a kid: things I wouldn't read now, p much? A lot of my adult fandoms have been my fandoms for a decade +

Things I've read a lot of and would still seek out and read happily (though not all are like, KEY fandoms for me/my investment level varies, and it REALLY depends on my mood):
Blake/Avon (Blake's 7) *
Doctor/Master (Doctor Who) * (this cheats because it has like hundreds of possible combinations)
Peter/Harriet (Wimsey) * (needs more of a fic fandom!!)
Kirk/Spock (ST:TOS, reboot)
Picard/Q (ST:TNG)
Darcy/Elizabeth (P&P)
Buffy/Spike (Buffy)
Sarah/Jareth (Labyrinth)
Things I might have liked a lot better if canon/fandom had been there:
Peter/Lydia (Teen Wolf) A LITTLE, Series 1
Thornton/Margaret (N&S)
Ratigan/Basil (Great Mouse Detective) * I AM NOT EVEN SORRY i am I AM NOT (I'd write more but tbh I'm not in the mood to be any MORE Church in the Wild rn)
Disraeli/Gladstone (history)
Sallieri/Mozart (Amadeus)
Death/Elisabeth (Elisabeth)
Aeon/Trevor (Aeon Flux)
gen Chrestomanci fic (I wish she'd written something I shipped, I feel SO fannish about DWJ but I have no locus for it really)
Michelangelo/Julius II (Agony and the Ecstasy)
Lawrence/Sherif Ali (Lawrence of Arabia)

Things I read a lot of but don't seek out now:
Jeeves/Wooster (Jeeves novels, show)
Hornblower/Bush (Hornblower novels) (though I'd also read /Barbara)
Vimes/Vetinari (Discworld)
Holmes/Watson (ACD)
I've read a little Steve/Tony and Loki/Thor (MCU) but not been IN it
Legolas/Gimli (LOTR)
Sauron/Gandalf (LOTR)
Xavier/Magneto (MCU)
Stuff I wrote that I didn't ship:
also wrote some stuff I don't properly ship for Elle/Callahan (Legally Blonde) for a challenge *
and Wall E gen for a friend *
Moriqrty/Moran (Ritchie) for a friend *

Stuff I read a lot of as a kid but probably wouldn't read now (though sure if a fic was AMAZING):
I did read Sam/Gene (LoM) in uni but now I feel that's not correct, quite
Bulma/Vegeta (DBZ) as a kid
One/Four (C:KND) as a kid, with a friend *
gen Star Wars family relationships as a kid *
I did read Kira/Dukat (TNG) as a kid and feel bad for it
Kagome/InuYasha (Inu Yasha) as a kid
Ichabob/Horseman (Sleepy Hollow), as a kid
Sparrow/Norrington (Potc1) as a kid
Read some Potter shit but was never IN there
some more anime--Slayer? Lina?? and Rock-guy with like an X name??
Treize/Une (Gundam Wing)
Zechs/Noin (Gundam Wing)
there is more anime, but fuck if I know it rn


* I have 3 TYPES really:
bffs w complex loyalty issues
things like Gaudy Night
(and overlaps, like, have fun locating B/A in this schema)

* Idc about gender/advanced age/hotness really--I mean I will FIND the hotness
* it feels like cheating that romances I LOVE but don't read fic for aren't on here, but DO I 'ship' them if I don't seek fic?
* It is notable that they're all clever p much :/
* I'm nearly always protags
* Nearly always people I'd make an academic argument for
* I go for: the ship that makes SENSE of the text for me, that enriches the text
* It's often a case where, in my reading, it's kind of immaterial whether they shag or not because their emotional involvement with one another is incontestibly vital to them and the narrative
* I have a hard time squeezing a ship out of a small canon
* I like super/super and super/mundane as their own things (tho happy w mundane/mundane in canons where that's not a thing)
* I have to care about both characters (some people really don't, it's fandom darling and what makes him happy/a cock--that's a mean way of putting it but you KNOW someone is watching that grapefruit oral sex trick video and going mm, Spike/Grapefruit)
* On making my big list and finding no femslash pairs, tho I am a queer lady and yea, be in a queer relationship: I've happily read femslash versions of a lot of these, and het versions of the slash ships? I honestly think it's that thing where two central women having a CENTRAL, IMPORTANT relationship that might be gay is rare, bc god knows when I get to a new fandom one of my first instincts is 'ok what changes if they're women'. I mean the only way I'd ever be happy about a Blakes 7 reboot is if the protagonists were lesbians let's put it fucking that way.
* Too white, possibly for similar reasons. Like--I trust myself enough, I think, to say that if Spock was black I'd still dig the living shit out of it. But what canon gives me something like K/S but with a PoC? I know I have some anime on here but that's not quite the same.
29 June 2015 @ 09:13 pm
Title: Damosel Passing Fair
Author: x_los
Beta: aralias
Word Count: 5320
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Blake/Avon
Characters: Blake, Avon

Since joining the Liberator crew, Avon has found himself constantly worrying about Blake's safety, and has saved Blake numerous times from ludicrously dangerous situations. It's not Avon's fault that this looks like chivalry, which he doesn't believe in any more than he believes in Blake's cause, and which Blake has never had much use for.

(an AU where Blake has always been a woman)

Damosel Passing Fair


Title: More Human Than I Am
Author: x_los
Beta: aralias
Word Count: 6474
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Blake/Avon
Characters: Blake, Avon, Jenna

Avon has two problems: his own accidental vampirism, and Blake.

More Human Than I Am
18 June 2015 @ 04:50 pm
*blatantly stolen from elyssadc*

So I've realized that it's been just a few months shy of a year since I first watched a Who ep. Naturally I've seen New Who, but I've been slacking a bit on getting my classic on--or I'll start an arc and wander off, or rely on wiki to tell me what happens so I can move on to the more fun bits rather than finishing it off. What better than public shaming to make me get cracking on my old Who?

ONLY ARCS I'VE FINISHED IN FULL GET BOLDED. This will hopefully discourage my 'oooh, a shinny object! *flee*' ways.

Recs as to what in particular to watch are welcomed, naturally.

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13 April 2015 @ 06:34 pm

I always write--for people to read. Not tailored like a suit, but for a few readers. There's a whole school of writing that emphasizes TOTAL INDIVIDUALISM as the only artistic!! perspective--write for oneself, etc. But that's some Romantic Muse-Whispers bullshit. Writing is always communication--there's an intended recipient, or it's not even writing, just marks. Maybe according to purists of that ilk you are your own Best Reader, but I've never really enjoyed reading my own work (very occasionally, but not as a rule, and I don't do it much).

Pre-Tumblr, when I was more embedded in fandom, I felt a lot surer of what people wanted. And I never really wrote The Zeitgeist--I was never in MEGAFANDOMS and their Central Pairings--but I knew sort of--what pairings and topics might interest anyone who wasn't just me.

So without asking anyone to demonstrate cray excitement over fic that doesn't exist yet, and which may never exist (I've given up projects before this), here are some WIPs, things I've plotted, and things I think I should probably write. It might help me if you could mention which you might like to see, so I can sort my priorities/plans and see what there's an audience for (no pressure though, of course!). Generally it serves as a good reference list for my use. I can hold a lot of plots in my head but not really--a neat list of all the possible things I can/should work on, that I can eassily evaluate the pros and cons of doing rn and choose between.

(Italics indicate that I have a pretty developed idea of what I'd do there)

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I may have forgotten some.

I wrote:

Author: x_los
Beta: aralias
Word Count: 11,200
Rating: PG
Fandom: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
Pairings/Characters: Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Charles Parker/Mary Wimsey, mentioned Sylvia Mariott/Eiluned Price, Mervyn Bunter, Honoria Lucasta Wimsey, Viscount St George
Other Tags: Soulmate-Identifying Marks AU, Yuletide, Yuletide 2014, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: At twenty-one, Harriet Vane gets her Name. It's rather longer than she expected.

It was my first year doing Yuletide, and I had quite a good reception, I thought.

I recieved:

1. Take Your Chances by neveralarch for x_los
Fandoms: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
Word Count: 535
Rating: PG
Pairings/Characters: Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey
Summary: Harriet is found guilty in the retrial. (An AU of Strong Poison.)

2. Her Old Haunts by El Staplador (elstaplador) for x_los
Fandoms: North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell | UK TV
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Pairings/Characters: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
Summary: Margaret returns to the New Forest, and brings John with her.

3. Leave My Wings Behind Me by pressdbtwnpages for x_los
Fandoms: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
Word Count: 3,789
Rating: G
Pairings/Characters: Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey
Summary: Harriet and Peter go undercover as newlyweds in Spain.
15 November 2014 @ 02:07 am
Title: Ever-Fixed Mark
Author: x_los
Rating: G
Pairing: The Doctor/The Master: Three/Delgado!Master, Five/Ainley!Master, Ten/Simm!Master
Characters: Three, Eleven, Five, Ten, River Song, Jo Grant, mentions of others
Summary: "...there it is. Neat, looking fresh-drawn. It apparently came with the Master’s assumption of the body, with his transformation of the flesh into a shape that suited him. It is so deeply a part of the Master that any shell he occupies must bear its testament. Isn’t love grand." SOULMATE-IDENTIFYING MARKS AU.
Beta: aralias

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Ao3 Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2618258
17 October 2014 @ 11:02 pm
Title: Her Walking Clothes
Author: x_los
Beta: aralias
Word Count: 9676
Rating: PG
Pairings: Basil/Ratigan
Summary: (Set before the film.) Ratigan has always considered Basil’s disguises to be little more than a light amusement. That’s about to change.
Her Walking Clothes


Title: Wire in the Blood
Author: x_los
Beta: aralias
Word Count: 1987
Rating: PG
Pairings: Basil/Ratigan, Dawson, OC
Summary: Her father is a mountain, and her mother is dead. A grim AU coda to “Her Walking Clothes”.
Wire in the Blood
24 August 2014 @ 11:18 pm
Title: Oh, Rats!
Author: x_los
Rating: NC-17
Fandom: The Great Mouse Detective
Pairing: Basil/Ratigan, Basil/OMC
Characters: Basil, Ratigan
Summary: "While in disguise, Basil is mistaken for a prostitute."
Beta: aralias
This is one of three responses to a kink meme prompt (here: http://disney-kink.livejournal.com/361.html?thread=2216553). This one diverges more from the prompt itself than the other two will.

05 August 2014 @ 03:18 am
Title: Tricky and Wicked, Of Course
Author: x_los
Rating: NC-17
Fandom: The Great Mouse Detective
Pairing: Basil/Ratigan
Characters: Basil, Ratigan, Mrs. Judson, Dawson
Summary: "The history of the rodent world is similar to, but does not exactly parallel, the history of the human world. A comedy in which Basil marries in haste, and attempts to annul in even greater haste."
Beta: elviaprose

a Disney kink meme fill: original prompt here: http://disney-kink.livejournal.com/4400.html?thread=4684592#t4684592

Tricky and Wicked, Of Course

NOTE: I SWORE I'd not JUST Ao3 post, but I spent a literal hour wrestling with lj coding, so, alas, here we are.
01 May 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Title: Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh
Author: x_los
Rating: R
Pairing: Theta/Koschei / One/Other!Master
Summary: "One and the Master talk about their granddaughter Susan." (a tidied old b_e kink meme fill) (original here: http://best-enemies.livejournal.com/13938.html?thread=143474#t143474)
Beta: aralias


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