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Title: A Fenrir Cautionary Tale
Fandom: Old World of Darkness (Werewolf: the Apocalypse)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: One Garou take on human-told Norse mythology.
Word Count: ~400
Notes and Warnings: Contains values dissonance and mythological mpreg. I did not invent the term "octohorse."

"Sadly, much was lost between what little of the truth the humans heard and what they wound up telling their children. [...] For one, they held that Loki, who was some sort of sorcerer or the like, birthed Great Fenris. Ha! As if his Mother Gaia would have lain with such a snake!" – Krister Voice-of-Alfar, Tribebook: Get of Fenris (Revised Edition)

So once, long before the binding of Great Fenris, there was a Ragabash called Loki Sky-Walker, and he was the biggest Ragabash there ever was. )

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Friday, 6 May 2011 02:32 pm
teakay: (Ice Dance)
Hello all! One paper left and then I'm FREEEEE to join the daily grind and/or mooch off my parents while Finding Myself and finally getting that driver's license. All my honor cords etc. have arrived in the mail - history society, English society, Phi Beta Kappa - and I think I'll look pretty pimp at commencement. Why yes, I am bragging, why do you ask?

Next New Vegas DLC is scheduled to come out right after graduation. Sounds like ideal kick-back-and-relax opportunity seeing as my parents declined to bankroll the cruise in the Baltic until I get a job. Joshua Graham, yay! I just hope they won't confiscate the Courier's stuff all over again, otherwise what was the point in hoarding all those tobacco chews and skill magazines?

VtM for the year wrapped up. Stuart's night in the limelight ended with a Gangrel buddy making an Abomination of a dying young werewolf we met in a bar, who we planned to hug and love and call Seras Victoria. Gave the people staying for the next campaign my out-of-school email so I may be able to hear about the gory results when things start up again. The Storyteller accepted the offering of my character sheet, so I hope he may live on as an NPC, wallflowering for many nights more until the werewolf eats him.

Lurking at recent internet trainwreck on [livejournal.com profile] sf_drama with great fascination. Earliest memory of the subject under scrutiny is when they were in my fanficrant years ago, laughing at someone who argued that Tsugumi Ohba might well be a woman seeing as they presented themselves as such. All "lol you and your queer theory." Either I am a grudge-holder extraordinaire or I am an elephant (a non-Republican elephant, for the record). You decide.
teakay: (Im Yong Su poses in his sleep)
I was going to try to insert these into a fic for someone to tell in-character, but that doesn't look like it'll happen anytime soon, so have them in the raw.




Q: What do you get when you cross a Black Fury and a Get of Fenris?
A: A feminazi.
(Get of Fenris character: "Good thing I'm Norwegian.")

***

A Bone Gnawer finds a bottle in the gutter and opens it to find a genie who gives him three wishes. A responsible Gaian, the Bone Gnawer says, "I wish the Wyrm was defeated."

"What's the Wyrm?" asks the genie. When the Bone Gnawer's done explaining, he says "Sorry, that sounds like a cosmology-level problem. Been around for millennia. Can't be done."

"Okay, then I wish for a billion dollars."

The genie considers it for a minute. Then he says, "Tell me about this Wyrm again."
teakay: (Queklain Horoscope)
... include spending hours introducing myself to Team Fortress 2 porn.

Also: scooping up the actual game during Steam's Halloween sale and then spending hours practicing offline, becoming well seasoned in ways to die horribly. So far I do best as an Engineer, but that'll probably change if I ever go up against humans with better strategy than CHARGE BLINDLY INTO SENTRY GUN AND LET ME DOMINATE EVERYONE FOR ONCE. I can tell myself to put off that venture at least until Thanksgiving, because the college Internet is somewhat erratic compared to the WiFi at home and I'm incompetent enough without that on top of it to make my chosen victims team detest me even more.

Also: imagining an OWOD crossover in which RED and BLU smash into Pentex at high speeds. It can keep company with the OWOD/Death Note bunny wherein shadowy global conspiracies smash into L at high speeds.

Also: imagining which werewolf tribes would best match each TF2 class. So far I've got Bone Gnawer-Scout, Fianna-Demoman, Glass Walker-Engineer, Shadow Lord-Spy, Silent Strider-Sniper (good reason to live in a van), and Get of Fenris-Soldier (good reason to keep killing Nazis for years postwar).

Also: trying to mentally choreograph my own Meet the Team videos.
teakay: (Ice Dance)
Title: The Wolves Eat Well This Year
Fandom: Old World of Darkness (Werewolf: the Apocalypse)
Genre: Drama/Angst/Friendship
Rating: R
Word Count: ~9400
Summary: The year is 1940, and the death toll of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union continues to mount. In the midst of this, a lost cub in the Red Army undergoes his First Change and finds himself at the mercy of Finnish Garou, contending with a destiny he doesn’t want.
Disclaimer: The Old World of Darkness and associated thingamabobbers aren’t mine.
Author’s Notes and Warnings: Finally managed to earmark some time to polish up another installment.

Contains violence and language, references to rape and torture, internalized homophobia and other values dissonance. On a lighter note, some bizarre but hopefully discreet shout-outs. Please note that the views of these characters certainly don’t always match my own.

Previous chapter here. First chapter here.


Chapter Five: Falcon and Cuckoo

I wouldn’t want to be one even if they’d wanted me. )

Next chapter here.
teakay: (Im Yong Su poses in his sleep)
Recettalia (Recettear/Hetalia)

A while after Feliciano Vargas's grandfather vanishes on a would-be heroic quest, leaving massive debt in his wake, a strict and repressed fairy loan shark named Ludwig (Tear) turns up and helps Feliciano (Recette) open an item shop to raise the money to pay off the debt and keep his house while Feliciano makes various adorable noises. They are aided first by either Ivan the bescarfed northerner or Alfred the cheerful would-be hero with money management issues and a constant yen for food (Louie). Other adventurers include Arthur the surly child wizard (Caillou) and Erzsebet the lady thief who coos over Feliciano and questions Ludwig about the true nature of their relationship (Charme).

Alternately, Liechtenstein and Switzerland can play Recette and Tear. Poland is superficially similar to Euria but that probably brings an even bigger raft of Unfortunate Implications.

Inglourious Gauru (Inglourious Basterds/Werewolf: the Apocalypse)

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American werewolves Umbra-hop behind enemy lines to put the fear of Gaia in some rogue Get of Fenris. Gore and guts ensue. I would probably have more to say about this one except I've never actually watched the movie.
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Title: The Wolves Eat Well This Year
Fandom: Old World of Darkness (Werewolf: the Apocalypse)
Genre: Drama/Angst/Friendship
Rating: R
Word Count: ~5700
Summary: The year is 1940, and the death toll of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union continues to mount. In the midst of this, a lost cub in the Red Army undergoes his First Change and finds himself at the mercy of Finnish Garou, contending with a destiny he doesn’t want.
Disclaimer: The Old World of Darkness and associated thingamabobbers aren’t mine.
Author’s Notes and Warnings: Contains violence and language, references to rape and torture, internalized homophobia and other values dissonance. On a lighter note, some bizarre but hopefully discreet shout-outs. Please note that the views of these characters certainly don’t always match my own.

Previous chapter here. First chapter here.



Chapter Three: Consternation

Haven’t you got more to worry about than whether or not one kid conscript’s got enough of the fear of Finland in him? Not like he up and pointed at us on the map. )

Next chapter here.
teakay: (Default)
Title: The Wolves Eat Well This Year
Fandom: Old World of Darkness (Werewolf: the Apocalypse)
Genre: Drama/Angst/Friendship
Rating: R
Word Count: ~10500
Summary: The year is 1940, and the death toll of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union continues to mount. In the midst of this, a lost cub in the Red Army undergoes his First Change and finds himself at the mercy of Finnish Garou, contending with a destiny he doesn’t want.
Disclaimer: The Old World of Darkness and associated thingamabobbers aren’t mine.
Author’s Notes and Warnings: Contains violence and language, references to rape and torture, internalized homophobia and other values dissonance. On a lighter note, some bizarre but hopefully discreet shout-outs. Please note that the views of these characters certainly don’t always match my own.

Previous chapter here.


Chapter Two: Accept an Honorable Surrender

If I hadn’t gotten back when I did there would’ve been a massacre )

Next chapter here.

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Monday, 31 May 2010 04:53 pm
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I've partly emerged from an unexpected Solitaire binge (it's so deceptively simple and conducive to one-more-round-itis) and started revising the first three chapters of my Werewolf historical, which have been left to stew for a bit. I'm even contemplating looking for a beta for the first time in years (I've told myself, whenever I read a fanficrant or whatever chiding those who haven't Got A Beta, that even if I found one I'm such a flaky fandom butterfly the betas would probably be happy not to deal with me). There's potential race/culture/sexuality/historyfail to fret about, and a major misunderstanding in these first chapters is a potential case of Poor Communication Kills - screw it up and I could have my lost cub be ridiculously paranoid about the body language he misinterprets (and/or interpret it with ridiculous precision), and/or his opposite number going right through insensitivity into sadism.

If you happen to read this and know someone who'd be game (or if you are game)...

At least since the Old World of Darkness is already retired I probably won't have the same Jossing problem I did for a Forgotten Realms would-be epic I tried ages ago (I merrily pounded keyboard until, before I'd gotten round to posting any of it, a new tie-in novel came out which killed off my main character. Fun times). Unless, of course, I find some bombshell in one of the many sourcebooks I haven't read.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:04 pm
teakay: (Cyric the Mad)
Well, back at home, unwinding, doing my summer reading for the senior seminar in the fall, waiting for grades to come in, etc. I've finally started chugging away (knocking wood) on a long-planned and abortively drafted World of Darkness/Werewolf historical fic which can be summed up as "Poke the Silver Fang: Hapless Lost Cub in Red Army Edition." All my research-paper-researching on the Winter War has further use.

And if you remember or care about the boggling quote on Hetalia from the last entry re: Soviet POW happy fun times, well, today I was browsing the main comm and came across a translation of a similarly-boggling deleted strip, in which Russia browbeats Germany into making the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and divvying up Poland.

Let me put it this way: There's not talking about certain subjects so as to keep things light, and then there's talking about it and screwing it up.

... at least it was a deleted strip, so chances are he realized the screwup.

The more I think about it, the more Unfortunate Implications there seem to be in Germany being just abnormally strict (and not at all sure about his boss) while Russia's a nutbar who threatens other anthropomorphic personifications with Siberia.

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Thursday, 25 March 2010 08:31 pm
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The Werewolf novel arrived. As advertised, and those pages are there, though there's a little gash on the back cover and now I'm plaguing myself wondering if I might've made it myself while cutting open the packaging - all things considered, I probably shouldn't have tossed that packaging so quickly. I keep telling myself that if I'd jabbed through the bubblewrap etcetera to the book I'd probably remember it, there's no use stressing over it if I did, and if I really want to worry about something there are much bigger fish. I'm not listening yet.
teakay: (River Tam Malkavian)
Now that half my finals stuff is done, I'm taking a breather to announce that "poke the Get of Fenris" is almost as fun as "poke the Silver Fang." There's the kid who gets into Asatru at first mainly to shock his Lutheran parents, who then finds out both are wrong in different ways (because, after all, the mythology of the Get of Fenris is respun on the premise that it's good for Fenris to munch on Odin). Then there's one who had his First Change in a "tough love" hellhole and tore apart the staff, is correspondingly leery of the "character-building" dealt out by the rest of the tribe, and has an ancestor who was traumatized by a fae lord. There's the one chock full of Pure Breed, the very image of vaunted heroes, who is also a sensitive, soft-hearted artiste that even the Children of Gaia look at a little funny and who everyone assumes is a stoner.

(He goes in the proto-pack with the Silver Fang socialist and the Silent Strider who just wants to stay home and bake pies and the earnest slow-on-uptake Shadow Lord and the shy, sickly Fianna and the Red Talon enamored with the wonders of Ape-Things. To be absolutely technical none of them have actually passed muster for those tribes yet, but they all have absolutely whopping Pure Breed which makes the elders reluctant to shunt them off to the Children of Gaia or the Bone Gnawers until they're sure they can't get the square pegs into the round holes. Not to mention the socialist finds the universal homelessness of the Bone Gnawers highly suspicious. Who knows, they might actually succeed. Haven't plotted that far)

That's not even counting the theory I came across the other day that if Set the antediluvian vampire = Loki when he's not busy being Egyptian, then logically Set the antediluvian vampire = Fenris's daddy. Oh, the potential Star Wars reenactments! Allow me to elucidate )
teakay: (Im Yong Su poses in his sleep)
As the dining hall food did not quite suit my tastes for the occasion, I tried out a nearby pub for dinner. Pierogies and curry, not bad. After that, I finally stopped in at the candy store that replaced the bookstore, and was pleasantly surprised to find that they have an ongoing promotion with late-night discounts. Now I've some fudge and candy corn to try when I'm not so stuffed. And I talked to my parents in advance and I should have a sewing machine waiting when I get home for Thanksgiving.

Now I had better buckle down to all these papers before I let myself get back to playing "poke the Silver Fang from multiple angles" and never actually finish anything either recreational or academic.

(Seriously, they're so especially values-dissonant with all their Divine Right and such that I can't resist imagining i.e. the cub of impeccable Fang lineage who is genteelly poor and falls for his Bone Gnawer neighbor, or falls for a vampire, or runs off with changelings, or is a hapless WWII-era Red Army soldier, or is an avowed commie. Not to forget the Malkavian Kinfolk)

(Also, because I am perverse, the occasional tone I get from the sourcebooks of "NO NO YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG," or in the case of the Malkavian and Fianna books "SHUT UP ABOUT THE DAMN FAIRIES ALREADY," especially tempts me to do it wrong)
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Title: A Romantic History
Fandom: Old World of Darkness (Vampire: the Masquerade)
Genre: Angst/Horror
Rating: R
Word Count: ~6,600
Summary: A Toreador storyteller who’s not as understanding as he thinks meets a Nosferatu Cleopatra who’s not as over things as he thinks. Sparks fly and set things on fire.
Author’s Notes and Warnings: This fic is going up in two posts; the first post is here. Further notes on sources and the like at the bottom of this post. Thanks to those who helped out with that.

Contains language, allusions to violence, torture, nonconsensual sexual contact, dark themes. Please note that the views of these characters certainly don’t always match my own.

Vampire Stockholm Syndrome or whatever the hell )

Further notes )
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Title: A Romantic History
Fandom: Old World of Darkness (Vampire: the Masquerade)
Genre: Angst/Horror
Rating: R
Word Count: ~7,300
Summary: A Toreador storyteller who’s not as understanding as he thinks meets a Nosferatu Cleopatra who’s not as over things as he thinks. Sparks fly and set things on fire.
Author’s Notes and Warnings: I've been dithering over this piece for a while and am finally biting the bullet. This is going up in two posts. Further notes on sources and the like at the bottom of the second post. Thanks to those who helped out with that.

Contains language, allusions to violence, torture, nonconsensual sexual contact, dark themes. Please note that the views of these characters certainly don’t always match my own.

Aren’t you accustomed to being loved? )
Part 2 of 2 here.

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