sam_storyteller: (Default)
Part One
Part Two

NINE: HAIR APPARENT
Rating: PG (Gen)
Summary: You'd think Hydra would know more about hot oil.
Prompt: amekage: bucky's hair is a goddamned mess. Did HYDRA not hear of a brush?
copperbadge: Hydra does not deep condition! Discipline only comes from split ends! Now I want Natasha taking charge of Bucky and being like "Jesus, didn't Nazis have hairbrushes? Does Hydra think split ends are manly?" And Bucky's like, broken inside and miserable AND YET he starts loling. And then she's like I THOUGHT HYDRA LIKED HOT OIL.

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

They found Bucky on a Thursday... )

TEN: THEMS
Rating: PG (Steve/Tony)
Summary: Steve discovers a secret simulation on the game server.
Prompt: Hailtherandom: according to icalendar, i am supposed to remind you to write midnight theater about jarvis playing the sims and making an avengers family

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

The communal game server at Avengers Tower was an interesting mix... )

ELEVEN: WRECKING THE LAB
Rating: R
Summary: Tony Stark and Betty Ross have been friends since they were nine, and friends with benefits since they were fifteen...
Prompt: Mageflower: Formal request for Betty/Tony filthy lab sex :D

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

I'm Tony. You're Betty Ross. My dad said your dad's a prick. )

TWELVE: YANKEE BUCK
Rating: R
Summary: Bucky is overpaid, oversexed, and over here -- but the barman doesn't seem to mind.
Prompt:

magpieandwhale: Fun fact! The indignant English bartender in this scene is the same actor who played tiny Steve.
actualmenacebuckybarnes: Fun fact! After seeing Steve gazing longingly at Peggy, Bucky waited for Steve to leave his side then propositioned the indignant English bartender for a night of angst-ridden lookalike sex.

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

You're here with the big bloke, aren't you? )

THIRTEEN: POOR LITTLE RICH HERO GIRL CLUB
Rating: PG
Summary: Quinn is kidnapped by Wasp and Hawkeye. Sort of.
Prompt: Historymiss: If you're still doing hydrocone midnight theatre I'd love to see some more Quinn quire !

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

Quinn Quire is a former terrorist, self-proclaimed... )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Three Sentence Alternate Universe Fics
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Violence; homophobic language; fleeting mention of dubcon
Summary: A series of three sentence fanfics written to prompt, focused on Alternate Universes.

Also available at AO3.

Three Sentence Alternate Universe Fics )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Part One

SEX SIX: ROMANTIC POETS AND NATIONAL ICONS
Rating: R
Warnings: None
Summary: Loki needs advice, and Captain America is just the man to help.
Notes: This is a weird little appendix to my Coulson's Eleven AU.
Prompt: lisechen: while you are stoned, i feel i should shamelessly take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, and nudge you gently towards loki/natasha from your marvelous (aha!) Coulson's Eleven AU.

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

But it's only sex. I mean it is only sex, yes? )

SEVEN: THE STARS UPON THARS
Rating: PG
Warnings: Character death, sort of.
Summary: Steve Rogers discovers the Grinch, but he already knew Dr. Seuss...
Prompt: Anonymous: You still taking Hydrocodone Theater requests? It occurred to me today that Steve's probably never heard of the Grinch, and that Tony probably references it a lot around Christmas.

Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

Theodore Geisel’s career began with political cartooning, ad graphics, and humorous illustration in 1927. )

EIGHT: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A ROBOT
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: Dummy discovers self-expression through sculpture.
Prompt:

prostheticknowledge: MATAERIAL: A 3D Printing system that can create forms without the hindrance of gravity.

copperbadge: Well fuck, someone taught Dummy to sculpt.

knottahooker: STEVE’S FAULT.



Also available at AO3. The original draft of this story may be found here.

Steve didn’t feel this could accurately be called his fault. )

APPENDIX: GOOD DECISIONS
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: Ian and Anthony's first holiday season on Earth 616 is a little rocky, but the Rogers boys and the Stark boys can survive anything if they stick together.
Prompt: Sam: I took some drugs. I should do a hydrocodone midnight theatre, I’m dozy enough.
Knotta: IAN AND ANTHONY AT CHRISTMAS
Sam: GDI KNOTTA

Based on an unfinished story about Ian Rogers and Anthony Stark here.

Also available at AO3.

As the autumn wore on, it became evident to the adults that there was some kind of information fatigue setting in. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

Chapter Six

The pizza place was open, sort of, when the Avengers reached it. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

Chapter Five

Coulson's intel was sound. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

Chapter Four

Tony had tried to make their new home hospitable. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

Chapter Three

They spent the morning planning, and most of the afternoon as well. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

Chapter Two

It took Natasha about ten minutes to shake their tail... )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

Chapter One

Steve was almost asleep when he heard the sound. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Coulson's Eleven
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...
Warnings: Some discussion of imprisonment and post-imprisonment trauma. Discussion in the early chapters of involuntary medical procedures (an unwanted injection).
Notes: This is the brainchild of assvengrrs on Tumblr, who suggested an AU which entranced me so much I had to write a fic. The concept and some of the dialogue from this fic come from that post.
Beta credit: Thanks to Knotta, Foxy, and Gypsy for fixing what was broken and reminding me of Jane Foster's awesome.

Also available at AO3.

It began with an idea. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Homicide Love
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Gore, extreme violence, mentions of rape (not by or of the main characters).
Summary: Mike has been waiting all his life for someone who understands -- but Harvey might care too much to survive.
Notes: Written to a prompt at the Suits Meme: Basically, Serial Killer Mike? He has access to big bad guys now, what does he do with that? I would love this to be slash, meld this story as you see fit anon. With debts to Dexter, American Psycho, and Hannibal (the books primarily, but the screen media as well).

Also available at AO3.

Mike understands now, in a way he didn't, couldn't as a child. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Hawkeye and Anklebiter
Rating: G
Summary: Clint wants to give his kid the world. Isobel's not complicated; she'll settle for a couple of superheroes and a train set.
Notes: Dr Kara requested "Single-dad Clint/Coulson" and while I'd seen Coulson as a dad in fanfic, I'd never seen Clint, so.
BETA CREDIT OMG: [livejournal.com profile] kallaneboi, [personal profile] 51stcenturyfox, and [livejournal.com profile] gypsylady helped fix what needed it!
Warnings: Very brief mentions of PTSD and child abuse. Less brief mentions of grief and mourning.

I'm not sure really how to mention this without spoiling, but uh. There's a happy ending, ok? Happy ending. Keep it in mind.

This fanfic is currently only available at AO3, as Dreamwidth refuses to post it.
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Feed The Body, Nourish The Soul
Rating: PG (language)
Summary: Steve Rogers just wanted to sell good, nourishing, cheap food from his food truck. Now the crazy fusion chefs from TOBRU are calling him a hipster, the avant garde restaurant "Shield" across the street has declared war on chains, and...well, then there's Thor, who thinks Steve's habit of licking food is weird.
Warnings: None.
Notes: This was inspired by a post on tumblr, so I can't take credit for the idea. I'm not a chef, I've just read a lot of books about food, so my apologies for any inaccuracies. Also I wanted to say, at the outset, that I have nothing against the Food Network, chain restaurants, or seasoned fries. I actually love seasoned fries.

Also available at AO3.

Blackglass has done a lovely podfic of this fic, and Reena Jenkins has also done a wonderful podfic version!



TOBRU and War On Hunger are usually located next to each other... )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Works No Longer In Progress, 2012
Rating: G through R
Fandoms: Avengers, Sherlock, Suits, White Collar, Merlin
Warnings: See descriptions for warnings. There's only one or two that even need them.
Notes: Every year (well, okay, once last year, and now again) I do a post of all the bits of fic I couldn't find a place for. Some stand alone pretty well; most are just starts I don't have the interest or energy to finish.

Also available at AO3.

Avengers )

Powers )

Suits )

Sherlock )

White Collar/Merlin )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Trustworthy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Rhodey and Antonia, through the years.
Notes: This is a "timestamp" or side-story written for [livejournal.com profile] mremre, who did me a solid and requested an Ironsides story with Tony and Rhodey. It got to be a bit of a babyfic, but I'm surprisingly okay with that. Ironsides is set in an alternate universe where Howard Stark married Peggy Carter and Tony was born female.

Also here at AO3.

James Rhodes is Tony's oldest friend. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Better To Reign In Hell 4/4
Summary: Loki has been lied to.
See Chapter 1 Header for Warnings and Notes

Chapter Three

I expected you to be on the walls with your men. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Better To Reign In Hell 3/4
Summary: Loki has been lied to.
See Chapter 1 Header for Warnings and Notes

Chapter Two

I've had two hours sleep and I'm considering shooting caffeine intravenously. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Better To Reign In Hell 2/4
Summary: Loki has been lied to.
See Chapter 1 Header for Warnings and Notes

Chapter One

Or shall I call you Captain of the Guard? )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Better To Reign In Hell
Rating: PG-13 for swears and violence
Summary: Loki has known since childhood that he was Jotun. He's been told all his life that he was a fosterling sent to Asgard to cement the bonds between their realms. He's been led to believe one day he would ascend the throne of Jotunheim. Loki has been lied to.
Warnings: Violence, mainly. Instances of familial dysfunction (rejection, disownment).
Notes: I'm not one for apologia when it comes to Loki. In the canon he's a mass-murdering dick, and in this story he is certainly not always a nice person. But I do love playing with how different circumstances change people.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 and [livejournal.com profile] kallaneboi fixed many things.

Here on AO3.

Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n.
--Lucifer, Paradise Lost, Milton

When we are kings together, we should go hunting in Jotunheim. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: The Hired Man
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Peter Burke, ex-FBI agent, met Neal Caffrey, thief, during a bar fight. Peter was in need of a job, and Neal was in need of a bodyguard. Everything was going fine until this art-restorer named Elizabeth hired them to steal a statue...
Notes: Do I need to actually say this is an AU? This is an AU. It's based off a short AU I wrote in a post ironically titled 5 AUs Sam Didn't Write.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox and [personal profile] girlpearl fixed what was broken!
Warnings: None.

Also available on AO3!

On the way to St Louis he hired a bodyguard. There were good reasons to do so....there was also a certain prestige to traveling with a hired man.
-- Titanic Thompson, The Man Who Bet On Everything

They met during a bar fight. )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Five White Collar AUs Sam Didn't Write
Rating: Nothing over PG
Warnings: None.
Summary: These are five AUs that could have been long fics, but aren't. One crossover, two alternate histories, and two alternate realities.
Notes: Hell with it, I don't even know how to deal with this show right now, but I had this stuff written...

Now available on AO3.

IF SOMEONE WANTED TO EXPAND ON ANY OF THESE

THAT WOULD BE FINE BY ME

Five AUs )
sam_storyteller: (White Collar)
Title: Keep Calm And Carry Crowbars
Rating: PG
Summary: Someone stole billions of dollars in art from Vincent Adler. Neal didn't do it, but he's about to find out who did.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] darthrami inspired and gave the first edit, and [personal profile] girlpearl, [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, and [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 polished it up.
Notes: AU. BIG, SCREAMING AU. I in no way think this is anywhere approaching what's going to happen in canon. Inspired by a thread with [livejournal.com profile] darthrami here, but that'll spoil it if you read it first...
Warnings: None.

Also available at AO3.

There would be problems. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Oh, What A Show
Rating: PG (Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/Ragnell)
Summary: Circus Camelot has a building it doesn't own, a trick rider who just ran off to do panto, and a serious sponsor problem. Fortunately, it also has Merlin Emrys, master illusionist, and Arthur Pendragon, prince of tumblers.

Chapter One

Chapter Two )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Oh, What A Show
Rating: PG (Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/Ragnell)
Warnings: None.
Summary: Circus Camelot has a building it doesn't own, a trick rider who just ran off to do panto, and a serious sponsor problem. Fortunately, it also has Merlin Emrys, master illusionist, and Arthur Pendragon, prince of tumblers.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [personal profile] girlpearl gave me this disorder, but at least she helped me clean up afterwards. [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 was her usual lovely grammar-and-style pickin' self.
Notes: I don't even know, you guys. I just don't know.

Also available at AO3.

Chapter One )
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. )
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
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: 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: (Default)
Title: The Harkness Variations
Rating: PG-13 (violence, innuendo)
Summary: Ten ways Jack's life could have been different -- some better, some worse, for him and for others.
Warnings: Character death. #10 has very, very mild CoE spoilers (translation: Not THAT character).
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox beta'd the hell out of this.

Originally Posted 7.25.09

Also available at AO3.

The Harkness Variations )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: And Yet
Rating: PG
Pairings: Ianto/Lisa, Ianto/Tosh, Ianto/Jack, Ianto/Rose
Summary: Three ways that things were; three ways that things could have been.
Spoilers: Through Fragments, 2.12.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 3.28.08

Also available at AO3.

Lisa, it's me. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Thanks to: [livejournal.com profile] mcgonagalls_cat and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine for betas; any remaining rough edges are my fault for not listening to them.

In Another Life, 4/7 )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Thanks to: [livejournal.com profile] spiderine and [livejournal.com profile] mcgonagalls_cat for betas.
Credits: Quotes in this fic come from "Whose Body" and "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club" by Dorothy Sayers.

In Another Life, 3/7 )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
In this chapter, there's a visual I couldn't quite capture. When you come across it you'll see why I used this image; that is a genuine Armani blazer-jacket. I thought I might as well make a nice "book cover" for the fic as long as I was showing it off, which is fifty thousand words long and therefore almost the length of a novel.

In Another Life 2/7 )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: In Another Life
Summary: An all-too-human Doctor begins to build a life with Rose Tyler, but old ghosts -- both real and imagined -- still haunt him. And there's only so much human life you can live without a name...
Rating: PG-13.
Warnings: Some discussion of PTSD; extreme gore in later chapters.
Notes: Completed fic, should be posted fairly rapidly over the course of the week -- I'm just getting the later parts beta'd. Primarily Doctor Who, but also incorporating some Torchwood without any extensive knowledge of Torchwood required. Who spoilers through Journey's End; no significant Torchwood spoilers.
Thanks to: [livejournal.com profile] mcgonagalls_cat and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine for betas. Any remaining rough edges are my fault for not listening to them. :D

Originally Posted 8.19.08

Now available at AO3.

In Another Life, 1/7 )
sam_storyteller: (Doctor Who)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Summary: Torchwood is prepared to confront the man who was Professor Arthur Yana, now revealed to be a Time Lord bent on dominating Earth as his first step towards the stars. They have never needed the Doctor's help more than they do now, but the Doctor is in hiding as a human, with only Ross and Rose to protect him from a race of ruthless hunters. Behind the scenes, Edgar and Ellis receive a very surprising visitor, and Edgar makes a decision about his relationship with his head writer.

Chapter Seven )
sam_storyteller: (Doctor Who)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Summary: With the Torchwood and Doctor Who seasons drawing to a close, we find Torchwood crossing dimensions and picking up stray physicists, while the Doctor, Rose, and Ross battle fire monsters in ancient Pompeii. Tosh has some new information to consider after meeting an alternate-universe Owen, and Professor Arthur Yana may be more than he appears...

Chapter Six )
sam_storyteller: (Doctor Who)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Summary: Gareth David-Lloyd joins the Doctor Who cast as Ross Jenkins, helping the Doctor rescue displaced hospitals and meeting William Shakespeare while Torchwood battles alien "werewolves" and confronts victims of the Rift. Meanwhile, Edgar van Scyoc shows off his new tattoo -- and Edgar and Ellis must make some hard decisions when their relationship is threatened by the press.

Chapter Five )
sam_storyteller: (Doctor Who)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Summary: Torchwood and Doctor Who team up for a three-week crossover series with Dalek invasions, long-lost family, space battles, and plenty of Doctor Who mythology. Meanwhile, Edgar and Ellis attempt to maintain some semblance of a personal life.

Chapter Four )
sam_storyteller: (Doctor Who)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Summary: Doctor who, gaining in its reputation as the Scariest Show on Television, brings stories of the first manned lunar landing and creatures who live in the darkness to the television, while Torchwood adapts to a team member without a body and Jack begins to face up to his past with the arrival of Captain John Hart. A Christmas Crossover brings the two shows together, and Edgar and Ellis face up to a few truths of their own.
Author's Notes: The book Ellis Graveworthy reads from is called Recycling Shakespeare, by Charles Marowitz. It was written yea these many years ago, and it is my secret belief that the internet term "wank" originated with someone who had read his works.

Chapter Three )
sam_storyteller: (Doctor Who)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Summary: As Torchwood's Owen Harper weakens and Tosh and Tommy improve relations with USPAT, the Doctor comes up against one of his oldest enemies. In the meantime, Ellis gives dramatic readings, Edgar gives interviews, and Mia takes every opportunity to make gentle fun. And a new cast member joins the Torchwood crew, a blues-playing Welshman who is very far from home.

Chapter Two )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Edgar van Scyoc Presents: Doctor Who (Sequel to Second City Torchwood)
Rating: PG-13 (mainly for language)
Warnings: None.
Summary: The American sci-fi drama Torchwood has been renewed for a second season. Its spinoff show, Doctor Who, is much anticipated by fans and critics alike. Managing the actors and getting scripts out on time is nothing new for executive producer Edgar van Scyoc and head writer Ellis Graveworthy, but their own relationship is evolving as well. Follow along as Torchwood defends Chicago from alien gamblers, mad scientists, tentacle monsters, and other menaces, while the Doctor visits the end of the world, a new New York, and eras of time long-past on Earth.
Credit: Sketches by Mia Lee were done by [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07. Most of the manips were done by me, though often the images for the manips were taken from google. Special thanks to everyone who helped with casting for Torchwood. Also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hija_paloma, who let me bounce ideas off her and made interesting observations about my manips.

Also available at AO3.

Chapter One )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:


Poetry by Carl Sandburg, naturally.

Hey look! [livejournal.com profile] laurab1 made me some awesome manips!

Second City Torchwood: Notes and References )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Second City Torchwood, Part III: Episodes 1x15 - 1x20
Rating: PG-13 for language
Summary: In the final sweeping episodes of the season Jack and Tosh are flung backwards in time only to encounter the Doctor, while the rest of the team works frantically to save them -- and then to save themselves from the Rift, thrown wide and producing monsters out of their worst nightmares. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the Torchwood creative team still has many obstacles to overcome.

Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with
white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young
man laughs


Second City Torchwood, Part III: 1x15 - 1x20 )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Second City Torchwood, Part II: Episodes 1x08 - 1x14
Rating: PG-13 for language
Summary: As its creators do battle with their critics, Torchwood continues to flourish. Together the Torchwood team will encounter the terrifying Lonely God known as the Doctor, find and lose travelers from the past, and encounter aliens both benign and malevolent.

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning
as a savage pitted against the wilderness...


Second City Torchwood, Part II: 1x08 - 1x14 )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Second City Torchwood, Part I: Episodes 1x01 - 1x07
Rating: PG-13 for language
Summary: When Mayor Daley's special investigation unit, Torchwood, steals Chicago PD Officer Gwen Cooper's crime scene, she decides to find out everything she can about them. But she may get more than she bargained for when Captain Harkness -- who isn't even American! -- sends his errand boy Ian to scare her off.
Author's Notes: This universe is predicated on the idea that neither the original Torchwood nor Doctor Who exist in this universe; it is speculation about how Torchwood would be handled by an American network, albeit an American network with a reasonably intelligent producer at the helm.
Warnings: None.
Credit: A lot of the credit for this belongs to [livejournal.com profile] technosage, who cooked up the original concept with me. I totally stole your twins idea. :D [livejournal.com profile] hija_paloma and [livejournal.com profile] juniper200 and [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07 all helped me bat ideas around as well. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] aunty_marion for post-production beta.

Also available at AO3.

Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.


Second City Torchwood, Part I: 1x01 - 1x07 )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Regency HP Fic
Summary: Jane Austen meets Harry Potter. Unfinished, and liable to stay that way.
Rating: G
Notes: This was posted on Copperbadge ages ago and then forgotten about; for a while it was lost, then I reposted it, then it was lost again in the hack, but fortunately LJSeek cached a copy of the second post. And now it is here, hopefully to stay.
Warnings: None.

First posted 9.06.04

Lord Black is Amiable and Mr. Harry Potter takes a walk with Colonel Lupin &etc. )

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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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