etienne_bessette: (family)



So, I've decided to officially move my primary base of operations to this journal. This is nothing new--I've used this one for everything for quite a while now. The difference will be that now I will, very occasionally, be posting more mundane stuff. Probably not much in the way of real-life personal babble, but more musings on writing and my current fandoms. These posts will be f-locked, so if you want to read them, I need to friend you.

In short:

Public to everyone: FANFICTION and PODFIC
Friend-locked: everything else

So comment on this post if you'd like to be added, or just friend me and I'll friend you back.
FANFICTION AND PODFIC MASTERLIST )

BLANKET PERMISSION STATEMENT )
etienne_bessette: (Laugh)
Title: Red is the Color of Laughter (Part 2)
Word Count: 2732
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Batman, Joker, Jokester, Owlman
Summary: Jokester sometimes thinks that if he'd had the misfortune to have lived in Gotham all his life, he wouldn't know what color is.
Disclaimer: This work is based on characters and concepts created and owned by DC Comics, Warner Bros. and other entities and corporations. No money is being made and no copyright and/or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: Disturbing imagery, non-explicit mentions of torture. Nolanverse version of Earth-3 alternate universe. Also, unbeta'd.
Notes: It's been waaaaay too long since I posted the first part of this. I also have no idea where I'm going with it. This was supposed to be a one-shot. Then it grew a plot.

Red is the Color of Laughter: Part One


Red is the Color of Laughter: Part Two )
etienne_bessette: (Default)
Title: Not Enough
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 237
Characters/Pairings: Simm!Master/Tenth Doctor
Prompt: Written for the Best Enemies' 100 prompt Anniversary challenge. The prompt chosen was 'not enough'. 
Summary: This is an AU that begins on the Valiant, as the Doctor is begging the Master to regenerate. I neglected to post it for...months. So yeah. Here it is now.

The Master says ‘yes’, and his blood dissolves into golden dust and his eyes become blazing suns that burn his whole world away until all that remains is its core—the Doctor, whose joyous smile sears more brightly than the Master can bear.

When the light fades, he expects to feel different. His body settles around him like a new set of clothing that hasn’t been tailored yet. But he doesn't expect that when the gold is gone and the tingling sparkle of regeneration fades, all the brightness in the world will have left along with it.

The Doctor takes him away. The Doctor makes promises to him. The Doctor tries to keep them. The Doctor shows him snapshots of eternity—flashcards in space and time all neatly labelled and untouchably static. The Doctor presses him down and tries to smother the ache of the drums with his mouth. The Doctor tries to help him. He tries everything except for what they both know would work.

The Master sees the sparks that he’s lost swirling in the Doctor’s eyes. The Doctor holds the boundless universe singing beneath his skin. The Master sees him glow like a bottle of golden wine held up to the sunlight, full to the brim, stoppered, and just beyond his reach.

The Master wants it all back. He’ll have it, even if he has to pull the Doctor down and smash him open.
etienne_bessette: (Dancing Ood)
So, [livejournal.com profile] podtor_who is doing a month-long challenge in which people sign up, record, and then post as many newly recorded, non-crossover Doctor Who podfic as possible. I got bitten by the podfic bug (it is so much fun omg), so I wound up doing no less than three days and four podfics (one of which is quite short). The last one I will wait to post, as I haven't heard back from the author on if anything needs fixing with it.

So, without further ado, I give you....PODFIC.

Title: The Sea Devils and Mrs. Pond
Author: [info]dragonofmemory
Reader: [info]_rubber_chicken
Length: 41:50, 6969 words
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Third Doctor, Amy Pond, and minor appearances by the Brigadier, Sgt. Benton, and Rory
Summary: This is the first story in the "Amy Pond in Three-Era" verse. Mrs. Pond gets stranded in the 70s and winds up captured by the Sea Devils, only to be rescued by the Third Doctor and unleashed upon UNIT.

Beware of my Sea Devils impersonation.

Links: audio (megaupload) (mediafire) // text

Title: Zombie Plan
Author: [info]dragonofmemory
Reader: [info]_rubber_chicken
Length: 13:30, 2114 words
Rating: G
Pairing/Characters: Third Doctor/Delgado Master, Jo, the Brigadier
Author's Summary: Written for the [info]best_enemies anon meme. Three/Delgado. The Master has once again attempted to Summon Stuff, and it has once again gone wrong. Except that this time he was attempting necromancy, and as a result, a plague of zombies is sweeping England. He and the Doctor have to work together to overcome the zombie hordes. Extra points for Jo and the Brig, and as much crack as you can cram in at the seams.

Links: audio (megaupload) (mediafire) // text

Title: A Car with Character
Author: [info]dragonofmemory
Reader: [info]_rubber_chicken
Length: 2:15, 329 words
Rating: G
Pairing/Characters: Bessie, Third Doctor/Delgado Master
Summary: Bessie is a car with character, and she is not going to put up with these shenanigans.

Links: (megaupload) (mediafire) // text
etienne_bessette: (TARDIS)
Title: Self-Sabotage, Part II of II
Word Count: 10,308 in total
Beta: [info]dragonofmemory
Rating: PG-13 for swearing
Characters/Pairings: (Academy Era) Theta/Koschei
Summary:  This is a revised, much-improved response to a prompt at [info]best_enemies (I am actually de-anoning here): Theta/Koschei. The two are best friends, then Koschei gets jealous after (mistakenly) assuming that Theta has a girlfriend. Because the universe /needs/ more Academy fic. Or it'll like, implode or something.
Notes: Same notes as in Part I apply! I had to split this post into two because it was too long. First time that's happened to me.


Self Sabotage Part II )
etienne_bessette: (TARDIS)
Title: Self-Sabotage, Part I of II
Word Count: 10,308 in total
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] dragonofmemory
Rating: PG-13 for swearing
Characters/Pairings: (Academy Era) Theta/Koschei
Summary:  This is a revised, much-improved response to a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] best_enemies (I am actually de-anoning here): Theta/Koschei. The two are best friends, then Koschei gets jealous after (mistakenly) assuming that Theta has a girlfriend. Because the universe /needs/ more Academy fic. Or it'll like, implode or something.
Notes: I cannot thank Mem enough for beta-ing this for me. It went through....four? five? revisions at the very least. She, among other things, 1) helped me with my Theta characterization so that he actually sounds like One now, 2) told me where my imagery just plain failed and how to fix it, 3) helped me to flesh out my Koschei motivations, during the process of which much Koschei-torment was added, 4) prodded me to give Vera more presence in the fic, 5) inadvertently reminded me that I had, in the original response, completely forgotten to add an ENTIRE SECTION. The fic has grown by about 2,500 words, and quite a bit of the rest has changed. In short, don't read the original response. This is SO MUCH BETTER NOW. It is practically a new response by this point.

Read Part II here

Self Sabotage, Part I )
etienne_bessette: (bow ties are cool)
Title: Bugs Bunny Tactics
Word Count: 2543
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] narwhale_callin
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Three/Delgado!Master
Warnings: CRACK. Specifically Looney Tunes Crossdressing Crack.
Prompt: Response to an anon meme prompt from [info]best_enemies: In the old Looney Tunes cartoons, it was a common tactic for the character running away to cross-dress and seduce the character chasing them [...] I want to see one of them about to be caught, a quick change, and let the cross-dressing seduction commence.
Summary: In which the Master resorts to desperate measures in order to escape from UNIT, and gets a bit more than he anticipated.
Notes: This is the crackiest thing I have ever written you guys. And I have no shame. I regret NOTHING. Also, a huge thank you to Nar. She saved my Three characterization and made me cut out about a page of unnecessary chase scene at the beginning, among other things. It was somewhat painful, but so good. ♥

In retrospect, perhaps poisoning Britain’s tea had not been a wise choice after all.  )
etienne_bessette: (Default)
Here's a masterlist for the stories I wrote over Asexuality Awareness Week, just for ease of access:

Day 1: Of Sand and Acceptance, Escaflowne.
            Dilandau isn't attracted to anyone. Allen is a bit concerned by this.
Day 2: The Value of Friendship, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
            Once a week, Academician Prokhor Zakharov and Lady Deirdre Skye meet in the Virtual World
            for chess and companionship.

Day 3: Cocoa, Cuddles, and Coyotes, Doctor Who.
            In which the Doctor and Master cuddle on the couch with cocoa and compare one another to cartoon characters.

Day 4: Of Like Minds, BBC Sherlock/Harry Potter.
            In which Harry has a problem, and Sherlock offers some unexpected advice.

Day 5: There is Always Time for Pai Sho, Avatar: the Last Airbender.
            In which Zuko is working too hard (as usual), and his uncle corners him to talk about it.
Day 6: To Save a Stranger from Quiet Evils, Earth-3 Batman.
            In which the Jokester finds a girl crying in an empty schoolyard, and asks her what's wrong.
Day 7: Nothing Left to Say, Forgotten Realms.
            In which Artemis explains to Jarlaxle why they are no longer friends.

etienne_bessette: (compass)
Okay, so, I had really wanted to end this week with something light. I certainly didn't want to end it with this, because this is possibly even darker than the last one, and it does not have a happy ending. Read the notes for details.

To make up for this, however, I come bearing a rec! Because when I checked my friends list this morning, I found that someone in the best enemies community had been reading my mind and wrote a fic in honor of Asexuality Awareness Week with the same premise that I'd been contemplating doing. Only ne did it much better than I could have done. So, if you want something nice to follow this up with, check out the rec!

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Forgotten Realms! Read the notes.

Title: Nothing Left to Say
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week.
Word Count: 797
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Artemis Entreri, Jarlaxle
Warnings: This is dark. It does not end happily.
Summary: in which Artemis explains to Jarlaxle why they are no longer friends.
Notes: This doesn't have much in the way of plot or any explanation as to why I have the three of them (Drizzt, Entreri, and Jarlaxle) being forced to work with one another. It's obviously AU. I don't care. The point is that I've really, really wanted for a long time to point out how wrong what Jarlaxle did to Artemis was.

[livejournal.com profile] tinypinkmouse has made a podfic of this story! You can find it here

Nothing Left to Say )

And now, the much happier and fluffier recommendation! I've shamelessly copy-pasted the info blurb from the community that the author cross-posted this to. The only bit I added was the 'why this must be read' bit.

Title: In Which The Doctor Is, Fortunately, Not An Amoeba
Author: [info]nemaline 
Rating: PG
Summary:  Shalka!fic. Alison  is rather confused about the relationship between the Doctor and the Master.
Warnings: Silliness, insufficient editing, and fluff. References to sex, including the blueprints for certain parts of the Master's anatomy.
Author's Notes: So I am not, as it happens, dead. And it is (as I believe has already been mentioned!) Asexuality Awareness Week, and then [info]dragonofmemory talked me into writing fic to celebrate this occasion, because she is an enabler. And then I wrote Shalka!fic, because the world always needs more Shalka. It's all her fault, anyway, that's the main point.
Why this must be read: This is exactly the premise I'd been considering writing for Day Seven. But nemaline pulls it off so much better. The premise is basically Alison realizing that the Doctor and Master are more than friends, but then being confused by the obvious lack of physical intimacy between them. So she goes into detective mode, trying to figure out what the deal is. The Doctor and Master voices are perfect, and the ending is wonderfully sweet. Also, the world will always need more Shalka-verse fic.
etienne_bessette: (Laugh)
Okay, so, I'm running out of fandoms. I really, really wanted to keep all of my fics of the light-hearted or uplifting kind...and then I picked Batman for this day's fic. So we all know how well that went.

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Batman (Earth-3)! Okay, I cannot stress this enough. Read the warnings. Because while this ends well, it deals with seriously dark and potentially triggery issues.

Title: To Save a Stranger from Quiet Evils
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week.
Word Count: 1922
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Jokester, asexual!OC
Warnings: This is very dark. There is non-explicit but potentially triggery discussion concerning coersion.
Summary: In which the Jokester finds a girl crying in an empty schoolyard, and asks her what's wrong.
Notes: I'm not sure what to say about this one right now. The severity of the issue discussed really eclipses any possible worries I might have over the quality of writing here.

To Save a Stranger from Quiet Evils )
etienne_bessette: (Iroh <_<)
So, not sick anymore! Just very, very woozy and loopy with vertigo. Yay. Here is fic.

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Avatar: the Last Airbender!

Title: There is Always Time for Pai Sho
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week.
Word Count: 1374
Rating: PG
Characters: asexual!Zuko, Iroh
Warnings: This has not been beta'd.
Summary: In which Zuko is working too hard (as usual), and his uncle corners him to talk about it.
Notes: Throughout Book 1 and the first half of Book 2, Zuko consistently struck me as an ace. So that's what I've run with here. The dialogue feels a bit forced, so I dunno. It's been a while since I've written in this fandom, guys. I'm out of practice.

There is Always Time for Pai Sho )
etienne_bessette: (Sepia Sherlock)
So, still sick. That's fun. Hopefully this fic will be somewhat coherent, even if I'm currently not. Also, this fic a day thing is tough. I'm already burned out.

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandoms are Harry Potter and the BBC 2010 Sherlock. Yes, fandoms. You heard me. That means crossover. Behold, the insanities that pour forth from my head when I'm sick. Do read the notes!

Title: Of Like Minds
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week.
Word Count: 1211
Rating: PG
Characters: asexual!Harry Potter, asexual!Sherlock Holmes
Warnings: Insane crossover AU snippet. Also, still not beta'd.
Summary: In which Harry has a problem, and Sherlock offers some unexpected advice.
Notes: So, uh. There was a point when I realized how eerily similar Sherlock Holmes is to the movie!Snape. Listen to them talk. Cumberbatch's Sherlock sounds disturbingly similar to Alan Rickman. Also, note the fondness for dramatic entrances/exits. Chemistry, potions, acidic snark. So this AU popped up in my head in which Sherlock is actually an alternate universe incarnation of Snape, and somehow Dumbledore summons him and John to Hogwarts to solve an uncrackable murder mystery (or something like that). And everyone is weirded out by Sherlock's antics, and Sherlock is viciously critical of and condescending towards wizarding society. And much hilarity ensues. Don't judge me for this. Also, in this fic, Harry is a bit older when the Triwizard Tournament happens, solely because it felt like it worked better that way for the purposes of this fic. Think fifteen or sixteen. I dunno. It's an AU. Just run with it.

Of Like Minds )
etienne_bessette: (bow ties are cool)
Well, despite being horribly sick and having nothing to do other than curl up miserably at home and write, I have still only just managed to get this one done. Also...this is kind of rubbish. It really is this time. I am kind of ashamed that this is my first (not anonymously posted) fic in this fandom. But I also kind of can't think straight at the moment, so maybe I will be forgiven.

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Doctor Who. You knew this was coming. And this is also a complete 180 shift from Day One's fic. Whereas then we had the aromantic asexual not-cuddly Dilandau, in this one we have a romantic, cuddly asexual relationship. DO READ the warnings and notes on this one.

Title: Cocoa, Cuddles, and Coyotes
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week. Also, see notes.
Word Count: 1143
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: asexual!Ten/asexual!Simm!Master
Warnings: No sex, but there is use of sexual innuendo. It's not my fault. It kind of wrote itself, and I was like REALLY, SELF? REALLY? There is also kissing and cuddling.
Summary: In which the Doctor and Master cuddle on the couch with cocoa and compare one another to cartoon characters.
Notes: This is NOT BETA'D. Believe me, if I had the time, I would beg for a beta for this, because it's shoddily written and doesn't flow well and the characterizations are off. I KNOW the characterizations are off. My deepest apologies in advance for those who read this. Maybe I will get this fixed up someday. There is about zero descriptive, lovely imagery, for which I am very sad. I kind of failed here.

Also, do you know what's more pathetic than filling your own anon meme prompt? Failing to fill it properly. Guess what I did here.

Also, also, there is backstory around this. This particular scene is from near the end of an AU that's been floating around in my head in which, during LoTL, the Master tries to activate the Vortex Manipulator again after the Paradox Machine is disabled (but before Jack catches him). The Doctor, naturally, tries to stop him and, naturally, fails so spectacularly that the two of them wind up stranded out in the boonies of time and space with the Vortex Manipulator broken. I haven't though it out much more than "the Doctor and Master's Epic Hitchhiking Adventures Across the Universe", but at this point they're (finally) in an established relationship. Also, I wanted fluff, so they get along unrealistically well. I unno, these two need more fluff, so I don't feel too bad about that.

Cocoa, Cuddles, and Coyotes )
etienne_bessette: (Scientist)
Okay, so, this one fic a day thing is going to be hard. This might be utter crap, since I wrote it very fast and haven't really had time to proof it or anything. The title is absolute rubbish, too. I might go back later and clean it up, but oh god I have no time to do anything right now!

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. It is a somewhat old video game that is the lesser-known (and much better, in my opinion) sequel to Sid Meier's Civilization series. Because I am lazy, here is a wikipedia link with information about the basic plot and characters of SMAC.

Title: The Value of Friendship
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week
Word Count: 840
Rating: PG-13 for a very brief, non-descriptive mention of sex. None actually happens or anything. Yeah, I rate high to be on the safe side.
Summary: Once a week, Academician Prokhor Zakharov and Lady Deirdre Skye meet in the Virtual World for chess and companionship.
Warnings: See rating. Other than that, um...obscure fandom? Oh, and this is rubbish and badly written. That deserves a warning.

The Value of Friendship )
etienne_bessette: (ACE Dilandau)
Okay, so in explanation, Oct. 23 - 29 is Asexuality Awareness Week! In celebration of this, and to help spread awareness, I'm going to be posting one ficlet a day centered around, or somehow pertaining to, asexuality. I'm going to try to cycle through my fandoms as I do this, but we'll see how successful I am at that.

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Escaflowne. How could I resist? My favourite character in that series is a canon asexual. Note that Dilandau is aromantic asexual in this story, but in general asexuals are not necessarily aromantic. The two are not the same thing!

Title: Of Sand and Acceptance
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week
Word Count: 1422
Rating: PG-13 for mentions of sexuality (obviously)
Summary: Dilandau isn't attracted to anyone. Allen is a bit concerned by this.
Warnings: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is in the same universe as a fic I wrote a long time ago, which you cannot read because it is eyeball-meltingly godawful. What you do need to know is that Dilandau deserted the Zaibach army just before the last battle and eventually hooks up with Van and Allen after a series of very weird, twisted events. The madoushi are brought to justice, Dilandau gets a bit of peace of mind, begins the slow process of recovery, is pardoned, and Allen is now his legal guardian. I have another fic in the same 'verse that isn't quite as awful: Dance in Shadows.

Of Sand and Acceptance )
etienne_bessette: (Laugh)
Title: Red is the Color of Laughter (Part 1)
Prompt: knightvsanarchy: red
Word Count: 1043
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Jokester, Owlman
Summary: Jokester sometimes thinks that if he'd had the misfortune to have lived in Gotham all his life, he wouldn't know what color is.
Disclaimer: This work is based on characters and concepts created and owned by DC Comics, Warner Bros. and other entities and corporations. No money is being made and no copyright and/or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: Disturbing imagery. Earth-3 alternate universe.
 
etienne_bessette: (Batman Sadface)
Title: Is This Your Card?
Prompt: calling card(s)
Word Count: 3686
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Batman doesn’t know what the Joker is playing at this time, nor does he care. He isn’t interested in indulging the clown’s twisted mind games. He wants the Joker caught and back in the Asylum before he can destroy any more lives, preferably heavily sedated and with a few broken limbs.
Disclaimer: This work is based on characters and concepts created and owned by DC Comics, Warner Bros. and other entities and corporations. No money is being made and no copyright and/or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: Some disturbing imagery. Unbeta'd, mostly unedited, and unfinished.

Notes: This was written for the 18th round of [livejournal.com profile] knightvsanarchy . It...is not my best work by any stretch of the imagination. I started it two weeks ago. Then finals happened. Finals are now over, but the challenge ends tomorrow and I am too tired to write any more of this. Also, if I do write more tonight, it'll be even more crappy than what I have now. Eventually I will finish the last half of this and see if my wonderful beta has any interest in reading Batman fic.
ALSO: This fic is intended to provide an unofficial story to THIS BATMAN COMIC COVER. There is not currently any official story to go with this art. This is a CRIME. So I am fixing it. Unfortunately I haven't gotten to writing out this scene yet, but it's coming. I SWEAR. (Also, you will notice that the Joker is using the Ace of Spades here. This is beyond awesome. Some of you will know exactly where I plan to go with this.)
Part One )

etienne_bessette: (ACE Dilandau)
In which I discuss a disturbing trend in fandoms, with Dilandau from Escaflowne as a prime example. I am not f-locking this post. I'm posting this because people need to hear it. F-locking would be counter to that end.

Cut for non-explicit discussion of sexuality. )

I have a paper to write now, otherwise this would be longer and more elaborate. I might expand it later when I'm feeling a bit more energetic and eloquent.
etienne_bessette: (Cutest Alien)
I can't be the only one who thinks that kid!Megamind is the most adorable thing ever. There is a serious lack of iconage for him (that or I am blind and have missed them all).

But the point is that I made icons featuring kid!Megamind when I should have been doing other more productive things. Icons are below the cut! There are 31 of them, though a lot are similar variations of the same image.

Please comment and credit if you take any!

Icons! )
etienne_bessette: (Group Hug)
Prompt: #21 Zuko In Chains by [livejournal.com profile] jin_fenghuang 
Title: The Chains of Honor, Chapter 1
Rating
: PG
Word Count
: 4795
Beta-reader: [livejournal.com profile] bluealoe 
Warnings/Pairings: Some disturbing imagery. No pairings.
Summary
: If the Yu Yan had not stopped firing, if Aang had been a little slower in deciding to take Zuko with him, and if Zhao's garrison had been a little quicker on their feet, then Zuko's rescue of Aang in "The Blue Spirit" might not have gone quite as well.

Notes: This was also written for the [livejournal.com profile] avatarbigbang mini-bang challenge! Check out the other stories over there--they are all brilliant!
            Also, this was not supposed to be a long story. It was supposed to be short. And then, after the first section was done, I realized that it had grown into a monster that could not be contained within 5000 words. So this is the first chapter of a much larger work. Also, this is missing scenes that I really would have liked to put in but didn't have the room for, so it's plot-holey at the moment. I will be rewriting this with those extra scenes put in, and that will be the full version of chapter 1 of what is bound to be a ridiculously long epic.

The Chains of Honor: Chapter 1 (minibang version) )

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