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Title: Delight Of Battle
Rating: R (Jack Harkness/Ian Chesterton)
Summary: Earth is a hard place to be stuck after having all of time and space at your feet. Sometimes, even Torchwood can mean freedom.
Author's Notes: This arose out of a discussion I was having with [livejournal.com profile] bodlon about Classic Who, and a few patches of dialogue are actually his, full credit where it's due.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill read a FUCKLOT OF STUFF about lifts in order to verify that we don't know when the Invisible Lift was installed. [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox and [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 were their excellent meticulous selves.
Warnings: None.

First Posted 3.21.2010.

Also available at AO3.
Delight Of Battle )
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Title: The Justice League Of Cardiff Is A Stupid Name
Rating: PG
Summary: Superman is evil and Batman wants to know why Torchwood's agents don't wear capes.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: Like, everyone ever. [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, [livejournal.com profile] juniper200, [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill, [livejournal.com profile] gypsylady, and [livejournal.com profile] paragraphs.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07, because I lost a bet over an episode of Doctor Who.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 1.11.10

Also available at AO3.

BLUEJEAAAAANS! *Barrowman fist-shake*

He's an alien. He's the last of his kind. )
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Title: The Tin Box
Rating: PG-13 (all images are worksafe)
Summary: Jack goes down in history. And he has the photos to prove it.
Author's Notes: Thanks to Gypsy, Foxy, Amandr, Nick, Claire, Spider, C, and Thad for providing photos, inspiration, and encouragement (AND BETAS, JESUS). I know not all of these manips are perfect, but I learned a lot while doing them. If you click on each photo, there's a link to the same photo at my gallery, with commentary on my process and my thoughts. Some are more sublime than others.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 10.12.09

Also available at AO3.

The Tin Box )
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Originally Posted 6.24.09

Big Bang is up!

For those just joining us, TARDIS Big Bang is a fic-and-art festival where writers submit a fanfic of 20k words or more, and then artists illustrate or vid the fic. You can find a more complete linkslist over at Copperbadge, but if you just want to find my fic and art they are located here:

Title: Sing Morning Out Of Night
Fandom: Torchwood, New Who, Sarah Jane Adventures
Rating: PG-13 (mostly for dark themes; no explicit sex)
Summary: A strange deck of Tarot cards, a dying TARDIS, and UNIT's invasion of a coastal Welsh village lead Torchwood to investigate the disappearance of the Doctor, with some help from Sarah Jane and Luke Smith. This is a new incarnation of the Doctor, however, and none of them are prepared for what they find as they unravel the mystery.
Warnings: None.

TARDIS Tarot card by [livejournal.com profile] caersmane
Book Cover by [livejournal.com profile] mad_jaks
Back Cover by [livejournal.com profile] mizz_destiny. (slightly spoilery, this one)

[livejournal.com profile] laurab1 also did two images not linked formally from Big Bang:
Jack with the TARDIS
Laughing Doctor Fourteen

Enjoy!
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Summary: The Doctor joins some Kings of Orient following a star, helps a quartet of sociologists, gets thrown in prison, meets shepherds (ditto: talking sheep), finds a baby in a stable, uses Christmas carols for nefarious ends, and learns The True Meaning Of Camel.
Notes: I can't take credit for the turtles; it references an urban-legendy anecdote, by way of Stephen Fry on Quite Interesting. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hija_paloma for beta-reading.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 12.21.08

Also available at AO3.

The Gift of the Mad Guy )
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Title: All That I Ain't Got
Rating: PG
Summary: The letters exchanged between Jack and Ianto during the three month time period of "Won't You Come Home To Me".
Warnings: None.
Author's Notes:
1. Read the prequel first. No, really. It's short and painless.
2. Fuck postage stamps. I am not so dedicated to my art that I'm going to look up what kind of stamp would go on a postcard from Nairobi to Cardiff.
3. Jack's handwriting font, I think you all should know, is called "Attract More Women".
3a. That petting-zoo joke is all me. Sorry, Wales.

Originally posted 6.24.08

Also available at AO3.

All That I Ain't Got )
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Title: The Boxing Day Doctor Who Marathon
Pairing: David Tennant/John Barrowman SHUT UP.
Rating: R for sex NO REALLY SHUT UP.
Notes: JEAN'S FAULT HER FAULT HER FAULT HER FAULT I have so much shame. All I can do is picture one of them finding this and the horrified expression on their face. JEAN'S FAULT, MR. BARROWMAN, I'M SO SORRY.
Notes, expanded: After some research and some fact-finding by the readers, I came back to this and rewrote it to more accurately reflect things like filming location and timing. If you've read this before and now it seems different, that's why. I haven't posted the old version anywhere but I do have a copy, if you prefer inaccuracy. :D
Summary: John Barrowman has a mid-life crisis. David Tennant has an unhealthy obsession. Both of them have Boxing Day off.
Warnings: Infidelity.

Also available at AO3.

The Boxing Day Doctor Who Marathon )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
While posting Condition Of Release, I had some requests to discuss the Classic Who canon that I drew on in this story. I also wanted to talk a little bit about the mytharc of the Cybermen, so if you'd like the full impact of my nattering you can read on, but if you scroll to the bottom you can find a plain set of links to articles about the canonical sources I used.

Author's Notes on Condition of Release. )

Links to episode info and summaries. )
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Title: Condition of Release
Part: 1 of 5
Rating: PG-13; R in the final chapter
Summary: Jack has studied the Cybermen for forty years, and he's damned if he'll let one take any of his people away from him without a fight.
Beta Credit: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine are winnars! :D
Notes: This was inspired by Tomb Of The Cybermen and The Invasion, two Classic Who episodes which indicate that Cybermen have the power to control human minds. The mythology of the Cybermen is complicated and contradictory, but a remarkable constant remains their desire, their need, for a human collaborator to ready the way for them.
Warnings: I'm not sure how to warn for this one. There are strong themes and portrayals of mind control, including some dubcon (though of an interpersonal rather than explicitly sexual nature). If you are triggered by dubious consent or nonsexual external control, I would suggest having a trusted friend review this before reading.

First Posted 4.5.2010 - 4.9.2010

Also available at AO3.


Banner by [livejournal.com profile] laurab1


Chapter One )
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Title: Your Face Is Turned (Sequel to I Were The Heavens)
Part: 1 of 9
Rating: R (more sex than you can shake a dick -- a stick! I mean a stick! More sex than you can shake a stick at.)
Summary: Lo Boeshane has a promising career ahead of him as he enters his first year of Fleet Officer Training, but the war is still with him and life at Quantico Station can be difficult. Meanwhile, Ianto Jones is just trying to figure out why the Doctor kidnapped him to the fifty-first century and why Jack abandoned him at a school for the Fleet's military elite. He suspects it may have something to do with Lo, but his attempts to help the troubled young veteran may damage his own timestream beyond repair.
Beta Credit: I owe [livejournal.com profile] thaddeusfavour for actually getting me to do something with this and [livejournal.com profile] cruentum for cheering me on in the process. I also owe [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] gypsylady, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine for their excellent beta work and commentary. All of the Ask!Kids helped, really, setting me straight and keeping me going. HAVE SOME BRRVIDA, GUYS. IT'S PROTEIN.
Notes: If Levy and Kraf sound familiar as names, it's because you've been reading Ender's Game; this story is influenced, necessarily I think, by that book, and an homage seemed appropriate. As much as I might disagree with Orson Scott Card's politics, it's hard to deny the impact of Ender's Game on this genre of story.
Warnings: Extensive discussion and portrayal of PTSD.

[livejournal.com profile] durayan did a brilliant portrait of Lo Boeshane which, if you enjoy the story, you should definitely check out!

First Posted 3.26.2010 - 4.2.2010

Now available on AO3!

Star of my life, to the stars your face is turned;
Would I were the heavens, looking back at you with ten thousand eyes.

-- Plato

Chapter One )
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Title: Writ In Water
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "Time isn't an archive, with neat little files and labels. It's just this...heap of things that happened. You pull something off the bottom, you knock some things over. That's why we live with our messes."
Notes: Written for the final round of [livejournal.com profile] writerinadrawer. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox for beta sparkles.
Theme: Getting clean; added element, a board game.
Word Count: Less than 4500
Score: 1 (+12, -11). Won the round and, thus, the game.
Warnings: Technically involves a suicide.

Originally posted 10.06.09

Also available at AO3.

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
-- Gravestone epitaph of John Keats

Writ In Water )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Originally posted at livejournal community tw_season_zero on 01.01.2009. Past comments may be found there.

Also available at AO3.

Torchwood: Outside the government, beyond the police.

A secret organisation, fighting for the future on behalf of the human race.

Torchwood One: The London headquarter office, destroyed by an alien attack.
Torchwood Two: A listening post in Glasgow.
Torchwood Three: Cardiff, under the command of Captain Jack Harkness.
Torchwood Four: Disappeared.

The twenty-first century is when it all changes. Are you ready?

TORCHWOOD: PRESEASON


The Story Behind The Story )

Further Reading: A Recslist )




Episode Summary, 0.01: Lost Causes )

Memorable Episode Quotes )

BBC Website Extras )

Captain's Blog )
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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: (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 )
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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 )
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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 )
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Title: The Rules of Torchwood Three
Characters: Team
Spoilers: Through 2.13.
Rating: PG, Gen.
Warnings: None.
Author's Notes: Credit to [livejournal.com profile] nardo218 for the Matrix screen saver line. Also, [livejournal.com profile] ak_alterego has created a graphical version of this with awesome handwriting and layout. If you'd like to comment, you can do so here.

The Rules spawned a series of stories now known as the Rulesverse, centred around an OC named Nicholas who comes to work for Torchwood after Jack's disappearing act at the end of Season One. You can find them at the rulesverse tag. Their proper order is:

1. Nicholas Redux
2. The TARDIS House Rules
3. International Rules
4. The Rules of Social Conduct

They are now all available at AO3.

First posted 2.20.08

Summary:

Imagine, if you will, a raw recruit to Torchwood, stood purposefully in front of a large whiteboard in a corner of the Hub.

"Memorize them," Ianto tells him, claps him on the shoulder, and wanders off.


THE RULES OF TORCHWOOD THREE )

Updated for 2.13, Exit Wounds. )
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Title: The Doctor And Mr. Jones (Torchwood/Who crossover)
Rating: R for some Jack/Ianto naughtiness, but not much.
Summary: The Doctor thought he was alone in the universe -- but Torchwood is about to prove him wrong.
Characters/Pairing: Jack/Ianto; otherwise, gen.
Warnings: None.
Spoilers: Through 2008 Christmas Special (Dr. Who), 2.03 "To The Last Man" (Torchwood).
Note: Not actually a deathfic. Promise.

[livejournal.com profile] greatscott7 has done a cover for The Doctor And Mr. Jones, which you can find here!

Originally Posted 2.4.08

Also available at AO3.

1 of 5: The Flesh And The Bones )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Twenty: Changes
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Peter Pan grows up, Claude Rains disappears, Claire Bennet stands and fights, Hiro Nakamura gets his quest, Jack Baker gets a rude awakening, two people live, and one person dies.
Notes: Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for Isaac's paintings; if you'd like to comment on the art, utility.knife@gmail.com is the address to write to. I think UK deserves a huge round of applause for all the illustration he's done; it's amazing, and I'm very grateful to have a chance to work with him.

Originally posted 4.19.07

Caveat: This chapter contains graphic depictions of suicide, both visual and literary. This may be disturbing to some readers. The image is a link instead of an embedded image, but the text is unaltered. Please be aware.

Chapter Twenty: Changes )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Nineteen: News of the World
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Hiro is depressed, Ando is worried, Claire is found, Claude is angry, Angela Petrelli is unsuccessfully seduced, and Isaac is told the truth about the bomb blast.
Notes: "The Red Queen", by Matt Ridley, is a book about theoretical biology and the advantages of individual sexual versus asexual reproduction in the "evoutionary arms race". So...it is about sex...kind of. :D

Originally posted 4.18.07

Chapter Nineteen: News of the World )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Eighteen: Life Is A Dream
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Peter learns where he's going, Mohinder learns the truth, Claude learns just how much Peter can eat, Hiro learns what it's like to survive, and Jack learns that maybe God doesn't exist (or maybe He does and is pissed off).
Notes: Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for Isaac's painting; if you'd like to comment on the art, utility.knife@gmail.com is the address to write to. And you should, 'cause it's genius how he always manages to get the angle of the image that's in my head.

Originally posted 4.17.07

Chapter Eighteen: Life Is A Dream )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Seventeen: The Long Walk
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Peter makes tracks, Jack makes popcorn, Nathan makes poor landings, Claude makes a convincing hero, Mohinder makes progress, and Claire makes a plan to find her father.
Notes: Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for Isaac's painting; if you'd like to comment on the art, utility.knife@gmail.com is the address to write to.

Originally posted 4.16.07

Chapter Seventeen: The Long Walk )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Sixteen: Awakening
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Jack and Claire talk about small towns, Bennet loses his daughter again, Peter plays in traffic, Hiro has exquisite timing, Mohinder sees through new eyes, and Sylar snaps.
Notes: Thanks to Heidi for leet betaz! Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for Isaac's gorgeous drawing of Mohinder; if you'd like to comment on the art, utility.knife@gmail.com is the address to write to.

Originally posted 4.15.07

Chapter Sixteen: Awakening )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Fifteen: Election Day
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Ted and Hana wait, Jack and Claire watch, Peter and Nathan plan, Matt and Bennet work, Sylar and Ted meet, and the People of New York Make Their Voices Heard.
Notes: Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for (in this case) Peter's art; if you'd like to comment on the art, utility.knife@gmail.com is the address to write to.

Originally posted 4.14.07

Chapter Fifteen: Election Day )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Fourteen: Magic Tricks
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Jack explains the trousers of time, the Haitian meets a prestidigitator, Bennet calls an old friend, Claude tempts Claire, Sylar reads comic books, and Simon Porter is clearly a lover of literature.
Notes: Thanks and credit for Isaac's painting go to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife. Feedback for the art can be left here or sent to utility.knife @ gmail.com.

Originally posted 4.13.07

Chapter Fourteen: Magic Tricks )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Thirteen: Friend Or Target?
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Peter has too many questions, Hana has a comic book obsession, Sylar has a new name, Claude has breakfast, Claire nearly has a heart attack, and Matt has a decision to make.
Notes: Someone pointed out to me that Bennet's name is only spelled with one T -- I haven't had time to go back and switch up the other chapters yet, but from here on out it's all single-t, all the time. *grins* Thanks and credit for Isaac's comic-book covers go to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife; if you'd like to leave feedback on the work, the email to send it to is utility.knife @ gmail.com.

An additional note: This is chapter thirteen of eighteen currently written, and I have enough material left to easily run to 25 chapters. So, from this day forward, I'll be posting one chapter a day until the Hiatus ends on the 22nd (Canada) and 23rd (USA). I do also plan to post an "epilogue" describing where I would have gone if the Hiatus were longer.

Originally posted 4.12.07

Chapter Thirteen: Friend or Target? )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Twelve: Who Is Simon Porter?
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Bennett wants Isaac to do as he's told, Nathan wants to strangle Jack Baker, Jack wants to meet Claire, Peter probably doesn't want an actual blowjob, Claude wants a drink, and Matt wants to know who Simon Porter is.
Notes: Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for Isaac's paintings; if you'd like to comment or ask about the art, utility.knife@gmail.com is the address to write to. :)

Originally posted 4.9.07

Chapter Twelve: Who Is Simon Porter? )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Eleven: Four Breakfasts and Jack's Funeral
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Claire meets an old friend, Claude meets his demise, Jack meets the cops, and Nathan has too many breakfast meetings.
Notes: Thanks and credit to Utility Knife for Isaac's paintings; if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 4.8.07

Chapter Eleven: Four Breakfasts and Jack's Funeral )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Ten: Hirou
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Hana has goals, Bennett has a name, Nathan has a fight, Peter has a fight, Claude has a fight, and Jack has a tattoo.
Notes: Thanks and credit to [livejournal.com profile] utility_knife for Isaac's paintings; doesn't wee-punky-Peter look awesome? if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 4.5.07

Chapter Ten: Hirou )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Nine: Empire State
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Paintings for Bennett, skills for Parkman, drugs for Ted, revenge for the Haitian, a field trip for Micah, an interview for Nathan, and first aid for Jack.
Notes: The lyrics Jack quotes are from Bobbie Gentry's song "Reunion". Thanks and credit to Utility Knife for Isaac's painting; if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 4.2.07

Chapter Nine: Empire State )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Eight: Plot Twist
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Bennett gets a shock, Isaac gets a fix, Ando and Hiro get their car back, Jack gets dinner, and Claude gets hit in the head (twice).
Notes: Thanks to Heidi for beta-reading on this, and thanks and credit to Utility Knife for Isaac's paintings (especially Young Claude; isn't it splendid?). If you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 4.1.07

Chapter Eight: Plot Twist )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Seven: Lost And Found
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Peter is complicated, Nathan is Superman, Claude is sneaky, Jessica is this close, and Jack isn't alone.
Notes: Thanks to Heidi for the beta-read on this one and for fixing my political errors. And I can't take credit for Isaac's painting, all I did was send it through a filter...

Originally posted 3.29.07

Chapter Seven: Lost and Found )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Six: Family Photos
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Parkman and Bennett get to town, Peter gets a surprise, Hiro gets free HBO, Jessica gets a date, Jack gets chased, and Claude gets dinner.
Notes: Thanks and credit to Utility Knife for Isaac's painting; if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 3.26.07

Chapter Six: Family Photos )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Five: Escape Velocity
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Summary: Peter takes care of Claire, Jessica takes care of business, Mama Petrelli took care of history, Claude takes care of himself, Bennett is forced to take care of Matt, and Jack hasn't got a care in the world.
Notes: Thanks to my betas, Simon and Heidi, as ever. Also thanks and credit to Utility Knife for Isaac's sketchbook drawing; if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 3.19.07

Chapter Five: Escape Velocity )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Four: Dreaming Life
Rating: PG-13 for language, violence, and some brief sexuality (don't get excited, it's canonical :P).
Summary: Peter meets Hiro, Matt has qualms, Nathan takes the evening off, Claude dreams of the past, and Sylar comes up against cold, hard reality.
Notes: Thanks to my betas, Simon and Heidi, for pointing out that Nathan would not say "awesome" and Peter had never, in fact, met Hiro in his present-day incarnation. Also thanks and credit to Utility Knife for some amazing artwork, saving me from a life of shoddy manips; if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 3.18.07

Chapter Four: Dreaming Life )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Three: But Can You Fix It?
Rating: PG-13 for language, violence.
Summary: Sylar is angry, Mohinder is damaged, Nathan is special, Hiro and Ando are illegal wage-slaves, Jack isn't kinky, and Isaac just wants to be left alone.
Notes: I haven't properly thanked my betas, so I should now. [livejournal.com profile] simon edited the first two and gave some very valuable plot input as well as proofing. This chapter was edited by [livejournal.com profile] heidi8, who likewise had valuable insights and was immensely helpful.
Additionally, an artist called Utilityknife has stepped forward with a vast improvement on my photoshopped manips for Isaac's artwork. All credit goes to utilityknife for the art. There's a link to the photobucket account from the image.

Originally posted 3.15.07

Chapter Three: But Can You Fix It? )
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Title: The Hiatus Continuations, Chapter Two: A Family Decision
Rating: PG-13 for language
Summary: Matt meditates, Jessica flies, Isaac paints, Nathan meets Claire, Jack trips out, and Ando has a revelation.
Notes: Utilityknife has done some absolutely gorgeous artwork for my Isaac entries. if you'd like to give feedback on the art, the address to send to is utility.knife@gmail.com.

Originally posted 3.12.07

Chapter Two: A Family Decision )

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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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