Jul. 20th, 2005

sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: A Long, Strange Story
Rating: PG-13, mostly for language.
Fandom: White Collar
Summary: Stealing from the Illuminati can be problematic.
Warnings: Holocaust references (discussion of Nazi plunder during WWII).
Notes: Predominantly set pre-series; some Neal/Kate, a bit of Neal/Peter if you squint.
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh

Originally Posted 8.31.10

Now available at AO3.

Eddie: Mr C? How the hell are you? How's Mr. F?
Mozzie: Good!
Peter: Mr. C and Mr. F?
Mozzie: Oh, there's a long, strange story attached to that.

-- 2.02, "Need To Know"

The Illuminati, Neal said. )
sam_storyteller: (Crossover Fic)
These are quotes taken from the beta-reading of Paper Chase, which was beta'd very energetically in a sort of mass orgy in Google Docs. I hope you find them as amusing and instructive as I did.

You knew I was depraved and godless when we met! )
sam_storyteller: (Crossover Fic)
Title: Paper Chase
Rating: PG-13 (language, some violence)
Fandoms: White Collar/Sherlock
Summary: One criminal consultant. One consulting detective. One serial killer. And one perhaps inadvisable bet...
Warnings: Some gore.
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] hija_paloma, [livejournal.com profile] juniper200, [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh, and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine. You should see the fights we had about Oxford Commas.

[personal profile] pandarus and [personal profile] lunate8 have done a co-podfic of this story, which can be found here. Enjoy!

Originally Posted 9.03.10

Now available at AO3.

This is a cultural centre of America, surely they have tea somewhere. )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Rating: R
Summary: In another universe, Peter Burke went corporate. He wouldn't have met Neal Caffrey -- except Neal tried to rob his company. And Peter, naturally, caught him.
Warnings: None. Spoilers through Company Man.
Beta credit, JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine and some terrible puns by [livejournal.com profile] neifile7. :D

Originally Posted 9.08.10

Now available at AO3.

Neal: In some alternate universe you'd be wearing power ties, doing power lunches, flying corporate jets...
Peter: Doubt we'd have ever met.
Neal: Maybe. Under difference circumstances.
Peter: Oh, that's true. You might've robbed the company.
-- 2.08, Company Man

I do like a nice rare steak. )
sam_storyteller: (Crossover Fic)
Title: I Was Only Borrowing Time (I Was Going To Put It Back)
Fandoms: White Collar/Doctor Who.
Rating: PG
Summary: They haven't exactly met in linear order, Neal and the Doctor, but sometimes that makes for the best kind of friendship.
Warnings: None.
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] spiderine, [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, and [livejournal.com profile] hija_paloma

Oh hay [personal profile] ponderosa did an illustration of this fic! It is awesome and I keep laughing at Peter's expression.

Now a podfic by [livejournal.com profile] twilight_angel!

Originally Posted 9.11.10

Also available at AO3.

Can we keep him? )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Jeffrey Nullier's "Man With Fedora"
Part: 1/2
Rating: PG (Language)
Warnings: None.
Summary: A routine investigation into an art theft turns up Neal's fingerprints on a stolen painting. Neal swears he's never stolen a Nullier painting, but that's only half the truth...
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] spiderine, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, [personal profile] girlpearl, [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh

This is now a podfic by [personal profile] lunate8 and [livejournal.com profile] martinius! Also, the lovely [personal profile] cephei has done a rendition of Field #2, linked here. It's also been translated into Russian, which inspired some lovely art.

Also available At AO3.

Originally Posted 9.20.10

Part 1: Who Framed Neal Caffrey? )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Jeffrey Nullier's "Man With Fedora"
Part: 2/2
Rating: PG (Language)
Warnings: None.
Summary: A routine investigation into an art theft turns up Neal's fingerprints on a stolen painting. Neal swears he's never stolen a Nullier painting, but that's only half the truth...

Part One: Who Framed Neal Caffrey?

Part Two: Portrait of the Artist as a Con Man )

Four Meals

Jul. 20th, 2005 05:22 am
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Four Meals
Summary: Neal is so very tired of saying no.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None.
Notes: Eros, Philios, and Agape are three Greek terms generally used to refer to romantic, familial, and spiritual love. Anam Cara is drawn from Irish Gaelic tradition, and translates roughly to "Friend of the soul".
Betas Who Put Up With Way More Crap From Me On This Story Than Anyone Should Have To: [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh, [personal profile] girlpearl, [livejournal.com profile] juniper200, [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] gypsylady.

Originally Posted 10.15.10

Now available at AO3.

Mr. Caffrey, what is your position with the FBI? )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Never Leave A Trace
Warnings: Violence; triggery language (Neal is referred to as Suicide Caffrey several times, owing to an unfortunate nickname and not any actual tendencies).
Rating: R (language, sexual content -- Peter/Neal/El established)
Summary: Neal Caffrey can steal souls. Peter Burke has two shadows. Everything's normal...except when it isn't.
Notes: I have done a reasonable amount of research on Federal Level Five ("supermax") correctional facilities, which canonically is where Neal was placed when he went to prison. The supermax we see in the show, however, correlates to Level Three ("close security") facilities, so I've used Level Three guidelines -- with some small creative license -- in writing this.
BETA CREDIT, JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] tzikeh, [personal profile] girlpearl, [livejournal.com profile] juniper200, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7. OH THE HYPHENS.

Originally Posted 10.31.10

Now available at AO3.

They said a lot of things about Neal Caffrey in prison, once he was no longer there. )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Never Leave A Trace
Summary: Neal Caffrey can steal souls. Peter Burke has two shadows. Everything's normal...except when it isn't.

Part One

The guards never understood. They might ignore it, because they had to, but that didn't mean they understood it. )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Never Leave A Trace
Summary: Neal Caffrey can steal souls. Peter Burke has two shadows. Everything's normal...except when it isn't.

Part Two

Niall, youngest son, unwanted by his father, father himself of twenty-six generations of Irish kings. )


Jul. 20th, 2005 05:30 am
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Bankrobber
Rating: R (Peter/Elizabeth)
Warnings: None.
Summary: Peter robbed a bank, Elizabeth stole a painting, crazy hotel sex couldn't be far behind.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 and [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox beta'd the daylights out of this fic (and it loved every minute of it).

Originally Posted 12.20.2010.

Now available at AO3.

So you think we can do this? )

On Storytelling:

Fanfiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by folk.
-- Henry Jenkins

Life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language.
-- Tom Stoppard

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- G. Bernard Shaw

A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight.
-- J. Michael Strazynski

Here's how to become a great artist. First, get miserable. Misery drives you to become a great artist, but the art does nothing for your misery, which drives you to drugs, which makes you a lousy artist.
-- House M.D.

Humans? They're long gone. Vanished. Extinct. They only exist in stories.
-- Ferngully

Anton Chekov, who was a doctor, said, "Medicine is my wife; writing is my mistress."

Se non e vero, e ben trovato. (Even if it’s not true, it’s a good story.)
-- Italian Proverb

The recipe for becoming a good novelist is easy to give, but to carry it out presupposes qualities one is accustomed to overlook. One has only to make a hundred or so sketches for novels, none longer than two pages but of such distinctness that every word in them is necessary. One should write down anecdotes every day until one has learnt how to give them the most pregnant and effective form; one should be tireless in collecting and describing human types and characters; one should above all relate things to others and listen to others relate, keeping one's eyes and ears open for the effect produced on those present, one should travel like a landscape painter or costume designer. One should, finally, reflect on the motives of human actions, disdain no signpost for instruction about them and be a collector of these things by day and night. One should continue in this many-sided exercise for some ten years; what is then created in the workshop will be fit to go out into the world.
-- Nietzsche

The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
-- Samuel Butler

What is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.
-- Samuel Johnson

Same story, different versions, and all are true.
-- POTC: Dead Man's Chest

I am a humble artist
moulding my earthly clod,
adding my labour to nature's,
simply assisting God.
-- Piet Hein

Every archaeologist knows in his heart why he digs. He digs, in pity and humility, that the dead may live again, that what is past may not be forever lost, that something may be salvaged from the wrack of the ages.
-- From "The Testimony of the Spade"

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
-- Francis Bacon

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
-- Seneca epistles 88 45

When asked how she acquired her knowledge of science, Octavia Butler replied, "I read."

Imagination is more important than information.
-- Albert Einstein

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