gaisce: (Can you say "iconic"?)
I've been trying to write seriously for two weeks now and failing miserably. So I decided to say screw it and go with something dumb. [ profile] chash, this isn't what you asked for but you're getting it anyway.

Title: A Fine, Fine Line
Series: Leverage/DC comics
Spoilers/warnings: Too dumb for real plot. Technically set in the second season for Leverage. DC has nothing it wouldn't retcon away if they could.
Wordcount: 1,470
Summary: Hardison learns some things even hackers shouldn’t try to get around.

The internet is serious business )
gaisce: (Failure to communicate)
Title: With a Little Seasoning
Series: Kung Fu Panda
Spoilers/warnings: ...does vague Viper/Po teasing count as a warning?
Wordcount: 2,510
Summary: Po doesn’t know how to live up to expectations, especially when they can change.
Author’s Note: I claim mental amnesty for this idea from finals. Since Kung Fu Panda was the only thing I was watching for a lot of it.

Everybody was kung fu fighting (except for this story) )
gaisce: (Ask a silly question)
Okay so I'm starting week nine and sort of dying of finals but this is important to note:

Happy Birthday Prism~

I'm sure you already know what you're getting )
gaisce: (Smooth like a smooth thing)
Vacation time and a scanner that is working after a year or so of being in storage means I have an art dump of random stuff. Not dial-up friendly.

Avatar, Princess Tutu, X-Men, etc. )
gaisce: (I am turning in revolution)
I continue to be ashamed of my writing in this fandom. Contrite and ashamed.

Title: An Act Too Often Neglected
Series: Avatar: the Last Airbender
Spoilers/warnings: Post-series Fire Nation royalty family issues
Wordcount: 1,323
Day/Theme: from [ profile] 31_days March 4th—you become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed
Summary: When Zuko became Fire Lord he inherited more than just the throne.

Apologies to Antoine de Saint Exupéry for everything )
gaisce: (Gert/Chase: Not prince charming)
I haven't written anything for [ profile] chash in forever. Fixing that.

Title: Corner of 5th and Washington
Series: Runaways
Spoilers/warning: Nebulous short time after season one but before they find the new lair in season two
Wordcount: 1,130
Summary: Chase isn't romantic, Gert hates chivalry. It's not a date.

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. )
gaisce: (Contemplating the mysteries of life)
I've finally crawled out of the backlog of all my obligations (okay just some) but the perfect response would be to give myself more work. Everyone I flaked out on before has full permission to smack me here. Yes, even if I'm still working on their other stuff...

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.

1. [ profile] silverprism - Static Shock: Virgil and Richie
2. [ profile] wonderseal - AtLA/Mulan: Azula and Mulan
3. [ profile] synergic - Princess Tutu: Mytho/Ahiru(ish)
4. [ profile] starsofnite - DC/AtLA: Impulse and Toph
5. [ profile] calophi - TricK: Ueda/Naoko
6. [ profile] lady_ganesh - DC comics: Impulse and Brainy
7. [ profile] etherealprey - Adventures of Sinbad: Maeve/Sinbad
8. [ profile] skyebanshee - Merlin: Merlin/Arthur ...sort of?
9. [ profile] timmesque - Princess Tutu: Mytho/Rue
10. Congratulatory short story of stupid for me for finishing this one for once
gaisce: (こんなに近くで)
Title: Chopsticks Etude
Series: Nodame Cantabile
Warning/spoilers: Spoilers for the Paris special, set between the Christmas argument and right before Nodame’s first recital.
Wordcount: 2,805
Summary: Nodame and Chiaki play scales on something larger than a grand piano.
Author’s notes: For [ profile] mikomichan because of lots of things like icons and that request from long ago but also subtle incentive since she decided not to throw me out into the wild Canadian wilderness when I visited.

Heart and soul, I've begged to be adored. Lost control and tumbled overboard... )
gaisce: (Smooth like a smooth thing)
[ profile] starsofnite drew me wonderful Avatar art that ruined her dignity so I had to make up for it. By writing terrible Azula/Toph that stomps on characterization and my writing dignity. But it was fun and...

Too bad I'm already shameless )
gaisce: (Bright new day)
There are a lot of things I could say about yesterday as a California voter. How I voted, and it doesn't seem like enough when there are neighbors who are convinced in the inferiority of certain families and marriages for being different. Yet I still have hope, because I know and believe in the virtue of these families. That these people are capable of just as much love as anyone else.

Which means my idea of counteracting fear and bigotry is writing super fluffy domestic PWP slash stories. And maybe it's just my way of counteracting something so serious with something trivial when you look at it, but if it helps reaffirm things then it does what it's meant to do. Remind us why this is important. So if anyone has a terrible domestic prompt they want me to write I'd be happy to try.

Now onto some Static Shock domestic fic for Prism )
gaisce: (Experiencing Creative Difficulties)
Stolen from people on my f-list: "When you see this, post an excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y."

[Gokusen] Shin and why he went to Africa )

[TricK] Ueda conducts an experiment with some unwilling subjects )

[Nodame Cantabile] I swear I'll finish this for Komi soon )

[Enchanted/Princess Tutu] ...I swear I'll finish this for Chash some day or she can beat me senseless. )

[Avatar] Ty Lee post-series dealing with things )

[Avatar] Post-series Azula and Toph having aaaaawkward trust issues )

Clearly I need to work on not falling behind in my schoolwork if only to complete some writing prompts for my own sanity and so the people I need to write for don't hunt me down for flaking on them.
gaisce: (Bitches don't know about miracles)
Schoolwork has been killing me but I wanted to post something today that wasn't an essay.

Relatively old, short snippet of genderswitched!Fakir )
gaisce: (Zenbu omitoshita!!)
Title: Greek Study
Series: My Boss, My Hero
Spoilers/warnings: After series and dirty humor?
Wordcount: 1,007
Summary: Sakurakoji Jun tutors Makio in ancient cultures with current motivations.
Dedication: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY [ profile] peroxidepest17!!

Aristotle said, 'We cannot learn without pain' )
gaisce: (If you want me I'm your country) day I'll get sick of writing this yep.

Title: Frayed Edges of a Line
Series: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Spoilers/warnings: Set throughout the series (can be read with or without subtext).
Wordcount: ~1,900
Summary: Azula and Ty Lee in 50 sentences from [ profile] 1sentence; set Epsilon.

It was a thin line that tied them together )
gaisce: (Even Beasts can be human)
Okay I haven't bought a comic from Top Cow since...probably that Batman/Darkness miniseries you can judge me for it, but you have to admit it was better than any of the other DC crossover titles at the time. But they have this awesome contest where six series get a first issue published, then the two titles that get the most votes by their readers go on to be produced into full-length series.

The nominees are fun. Some are relative newcomers, to Eisner nominees, to the president of Top Cow. There's standard fare for the company (that is hilariously on the bottom of the poll), some slice of life/supheroics, crime drama, sci-fi pulp and my personal favorite: Urban Myths.

That link takes you to the full first issue, fast and fun to read. The world is a mix of mythology and city living, where people in the present still believe in Greek gods. With good reason, since their presence is in obvious cohabitation with the normalcy of present day life. The little throwaway mentions of consumerism with these myths made me scrutinize each page for in jokes. Oh and I forgot to mention the main character of the story is the son of Medusa. And it's amazing how the offspring of someone who could turn people to stone manages to look kinda cute about it, even with the metal mask.

Jack Medusa manages to work the hard-boiled supernatural detective angle familiar if people read Hellboy, but at the same time keeps a lighthearted personality. A lot of it is from the art, which is gorgeous and vibrant without being excessively cartoony. Urban Myths stays far away from getting too dark or too absorbed in its quirkiness to work, which a real pitfall in this genre. I was surprised how simple the story is but wonderfully balanced between the plot at hand and the greater implications about the world and how Jack fits in it. It was the only one of the bunch I not only wanted to vote for but wanted to buy if it won, and that's exactly why I'm exhorting people to read it and then make sure it stays in first place. Because winning means more issues and more issues mean a greater chance of seeing Jack Medusa having to rescue adorable Greek myth-based kittens.
gaisce: (I am turning in revolution)
I have been desperately wanting to write post-series Azula fic that makes me feel better about her ending (or lack thereof). And have come to the conclusion that I really fail at writing insanity. Damnit.

Title: Last Words in Exile
Series: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Spoilers/warnings: Post-series and Azula-centric for all the crazy that entails (Azula/Ty Lee if you squint very, very hard).
Wordcount: 1,459
Summary: No prison could compare to the confines Azula placed within her own heart.

I have perfected deceit to believe I am beyond saving )
gaisce: (Pensive)
Title: The Era of Two Years
Series: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Spoilers/warnings: Post-series, so vaguest of spoilers.
Wordcount: 620
Summary: Zuko and Azula. How little time it takes for the world to change completely.

It should not be this hard to write for a series about magical kung fu. )
gaisce: (Tell me a story)
There was a children's story about a princess who asked for the moon that I loved as a child. It was called "Many Moons" by James Thurber and one would think that I would have recognized it from my later re-exposure to him. The only problem was I had forgotten almost everything about it, even the ending, except to instinctively recall that it was a happy one for everyone involved. Which you might wonder about a story where someone asks for the moon, because it's become an expression of asking for the impossible. And often something that, even if possible, represents asking for something at great expense to others.

When I was a child my mother told me I did the same thing one night when I held out my hand to the carwindow and asked her, "Have it?". I don't believe it was anything else but an innocent question, but I can't help feeling a little embarrassed to hear about it, that I asked for too much and even now my mom is still trying to get me the moon. But this year I rediscovered it again and figured out why I was so pleased with the ending I had forgotten.

So I wrote it up, because I love this story and I want other people to love this story, even if they never asked for the moon like I did. I also suggest finding a copy of this one, as it has been reprinted and the illustrations are gorgeous.

Many Moons )
gaisce: (Hiding away underwater)
Title: The Sound of Waves
Series: Princess Tutu
Spoilers/ratings: G. Pre-series Fakir and Mytho.
Wordcount: 1,425
Summary: Before the fire, Fakir began to understand that Mytho lost more than his heart. He just never wanted to admit it.

I will hear you in the sound of the waves )
gaisce: (Tell me a story)
When I was a kid I remember rushing home from elementary school to catch Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics on Nickelodeon. It was anime (that I didn't know was anime) of old fairytales redone by Saban, yeah, that guy of Power Rangers fame. The cast sports a lot of 80's/early 90's stars, like the Robotech and Voltron dub voices. You can even play spot Minmei in them! And the best part was it gave me an appreciation for the lesser known stories while introducing me to new ones. I can definitely say this and the old anime version of Jack and the Beanstalk cemented my love for this particular genre.

And then they took it off the air.

Thankfully and recently, I've discovered some kind soul took the bootleg VHS copies and upped them on YouTube, and so I am listing my most memorable here for reference. I FULLY ENCOURAGE ANYONE BROWSING FOR YOUR FAVORITES.

I am just a little bird and you can see me fly. I'm just a little bird my love for you can fill the sky. )

...right now that I've sufficiently shown my age and geekiness I'm off to whistle that Jorinde song non-stop since I've rediscovered it.


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