Rage/Confusion

The Original Sin is to limit the Is.


February 24th, 2011

Story: A mind full of wonderment @ 06:36 am

Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Neil Young: "The Needle and the Damage Done"

A mind full of wonderment
by Te
February 23, 2011

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: References to older storylines. Takes place during an AU-ized version of Tim's retirement.

Summary: "At the very least, I'm going to commit several acts of brutal violence in the interest of getting thoroughly laid, and really, who among us hasn't done just that?"

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which does and doesn't dovetail with the content some readers may find disturbing.

Author's Note: Yet another from the boarding school multiverse, otherwise known as the And Each Moment Moved series. Specifically, this is a branch on the *third* fork, and so won't make a lick of sense without first reading A way so familiar, The glory as I dreamed, and There's science to do.

I am deathly afraid that this is going to be the beginning of yet another branching, and that I will actually have to teach myself some html in order to make it make any sense whatsoever on the page. Until then, though -- porn!

Acknowledgments: Much love and gratitude to Shadow Valkyrie, Jack, and Mildred for audiencing, shocked noises, and encouragement. Mildred may never run out of bunnies for this multiverse, guys. Thank Blame her!

Story!
 

February 17th, 2011

Story: Until we fall @ 09:28 am

Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Radiohead: "Talk Show Host"

Until we fall
by Te
February 17, 2011

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: You know, there might be a mention of something in here that you haven't heard of, but -- I doubt it. Takes place about a year into Jason's term as Robin.

Summary: "I need not be painfully creepy at all times."

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which dovetails neatly with the content some readers may find disturbing.

Author's Note: Karen offered a porn exchange. This isn't quite what she wanted, but I tried my best. :D

Acknowledgments: To Mildred and Karen for audiencing and encouragement. And just a little payment on account to SV, who makes those wonderful noises.

Story story story! )
 

January 9th, 2011

Merry Belated Happy! Story: The sweetness sounds within @ 03:22 am

Current Music: Beck: "We Dance Alone"

I *wanted* to post this a lot sooner, as you might have guessed, but, well, I'm slow sometimes.

The sweetness sounds within
by Te
January 7, 2010

Disclaimers: Very few things here are mine.

Spoilers: Uh. Maybe? If you squint? Well, there's some AU-ized Red Hood stuff, and a few other things from *old* storylines. Nothing big.

Timeline: It's the seventies, for the most part. Bruce is nineteen... for the most part.

Summary: In which faith is tested, found wanting, shifted somewhat to the left, renewed, and confirmed. Also, people get laid.

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which mostly dovetails with the content some readers may find disturbing, annoying, and/or offensive. Specifically, if you're a devout Catholic, or devout other sort of Christian, you might want to give this one a miss. In my day-to-day life, I do my level best to treat other people's faiths with respect and dignity. The characters I write, however, are not me. Merry Christmas! (And all those other holidays, too.)

Author's Note: This isn't, actually, the story I wanted to write about Bruce and Roman collars. You'll probably like this one better than that one, though.

Acknowledgments: Much love and thanks to Pixie, Mildred, SV, and my Jack, who provided a great deal of audiencing and encouragement.

Story!
 

August 10th, 2010

There's science to do! @ 04:46 am

Current Mood: crazy
Current Music: Peter Gabriel: "Shock the Monkey"

There's science to do!
by Te
July 24, 2010

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: Lots and lots for older storylines. AU-ized. Sometimes. As for the timeline... oh, Christ, just don't even ask.

Summary: "I always change. It's -- who I am." Alternately: We do what we must because we can.

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which does and doesn't dovetail with the content some readers may find disturbing.

Additional warning: Don't do the math. Or the physics.

Author's Note: Yet another from the boarding school universe. Specifically, from fork *three*. So, if you want to have a *prayer* of knowing what's going on, please try reading A way so familiar and The glory as I dreamed. The whole universe is available here.

Acknowledgments: Much love to Mildred, Jack, and Pixie, audiences extraordinaire. Jack also helped me figure out what the plot should be once I was halfway through.

Story goes here!
 

June 1st, 2010

I finished something! @ 07:21 pm

Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: Zero 7: "Home"

It hurts *so* bad when I don't have an appropriate icon.

When he saw his own eyes...
by Te
June 1, 2010

Disclaimers: Not a damned thing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: Many references to *old* storylines. Meant to take place just before Tim's sixteenth birthday... in a decidedly alternate universe.

Summary: In which families are put together except when they're not, villains are reformed except when they're not, and, because this is Teland, people get laid a lot.

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which does and doesn't dovetail neatly with the content some readers may find to be disturbing.

Author's Note: Dear Lord in *heaven* is this ever Mildred's fault. She gave me the bunny *and* the title, and made all the appropriate -- and several of the *inappropriate* -- noises.

Acknowledgments: With much love to Mildred, Pixie, and the Jack for audiencing, encouragement, and putting up with me when I started method writing.

Story!
 

April 20th, 2010

On Loving One's Characters @ 08:13 pm

Current Mood: pissy
Current Music: The Delgados: "Accused of Stealing"

For me, it's almost knowledge on an instinctual level -- don't bother writing any given character unless you love them, flaws and all. Don't write them unless you can look at them with clear eyes and say, "yes, this is who you are, and I'm down with that." Don't write them if you only want to deal with the aspects of them you like -- for, as ever, 'like' is a far different commodity than 'love.' -- and don't write them if you only want to deal with the aspects of them you dislike.

Don't whitewash, and, for the love of all that's holy, *don't* cut them off at the knees.

And so on. Contains vague spoilers for Cry For Justice. )
 

March 26th, 2010

The More We Get Together @ 08:58 am

Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Edith Frost: "Are You Sure?"

The More We Get Together
by Te
March 19, 2010

Disclaimer: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: Many, many vague references to older storylines. Takes place sometime between ROBIN #120 and the War Drums storyline.

Summary: Titans Together, and then some.

Ratings Note/Warnings: There are sixteen scenes in this story. There are sixteen sex scenes in this story. That content does and does not dovetail with the content some readers may find to be disturbing.

Additionally, I feel it's necessary for me to warn you all about the exactly 0.5 pages of plot.

Author's Note: The bunny for this one -- Dick obsesses about Tim and hijinks ensue -- has been around for years. To date, I've written about six stories which were *supposed* to be for that bunny -- including "One is silver" and "A hundred thousand hours" -- that just completely failed to get the mood I was going for across. This? Is a failure, too. I'm okay with that.

Acknowledgments: Much love to Mildred, Pixie, and the Jack for audiencing, encouragement, and beta.

Story!
 

March 16th, 2010

And sometimes I'm just such a whore. You don't even know. @ 06:16 pm

Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: Indigo Girls: "Chicken Man"
Tags:

A taste of the things I'm in the middle of editing/writing:

The one summarized 'Titans Together, and then some.' )

Drawer-fic II: Electric Boogaloo )

The one with the working title 'Jaybitat' )

I'll start editing... at some point. Soon! I promise! I've just been *deep* in Jaybitat-land, and... yeah. For the second drawer-fic, I'll put a post up telling people how to contact me for it. It *won't* be going up on my site. And... that's about it. Ah. Enjoy?
 

February 27th, 2010

On Political Correctness, or, Fuck You Sideways, Garth Ennis @ 01:28 am

Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: The Psychedelic Furs: "Pretty In Pink"

Friends and neighbors, random surfers, lurkers of all ages --

There's something I need to get off my chest. Right now.

Hating 'political correctness' doesn't give you the right to be an asstard. )
 

January 23rd, 2010

The Pause That Refreshes @ 07:23 pm

Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Beck: "Missing"

The Pause That Refreshes
by Te
January 22, 2009

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: Various vague spoilers for -- mostly -- older storylines. Takes place in a nebulous 'now.'

Summary: In which Bruce is mostly cheerful, Tim is mostly cranky, Clark is mostly helpfully unhelpful, and Dick shows up to be himself. Mostly.

Alternate Summary: Celibacy Cat hates Teland.

Ratings Note/Warnings/Author's Note: Sexual content. I needed something light after "Built the same," and so ruthlessly wrote, rewrote, and rewrote some more until I could get it. I don't think I've worked this hard to get the characters in the general vicinity of where I wanted them to be since... ever. For some of you, that just might be an additional warning.

Acknowledgments: With much love and affection for Pixie, Mildred, and Jack, all of whom helped immensely to get this story where it needed to be. Pixie, especially, bore the brunt of my rages and neurosis as I attempted to horsewhip fictives into behaving. Jack found me the title -- which is a Coke ad slogan from 1929. :D

Story!
 

January 20th, 2010

Didn't I say something about gratuitous porn? @ 01:47 am

Current Mood: hungry
Current Music: Sufjan Stevens: "The Avalanche"

Built the same
by Te
January 9, 2010

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: All kinds of spoilers for various things up through the Timpocalypse of Death in comicsverse and the flashback in "Return of the Joker" in toonverse. Yep, it's one of those.

Summary: Better living through spankies. Well. Kind of.

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which is pretty much married to the content some readers may find wildly disturbing. I'm serious on this one.

Author's Note: Technically, this story is a late and somewhat AU-ized part of the Devotional series, but all you really need to know for background is that, in this universe, Bruce didn't fire Tim after Tim offed the Joker. Instead, there was therapy. *Bat*-therapy.

Acknowledgments: With much love to Mildred and Pixie for holding my hand and making exciting noises. Mildred points out that this one is more disturbing than the drawer-fic, so, for those of you who read that one... yeah. Jack stepped in with some killer beta.

Story goes here.
 

December 31st, 2009

I finished! I finished! I finished! @ 07:52 pm

Current Mood: productive
Current Music: IME: "So Gently We Go"

All three of the original novels I started this year are now in full draft form -- better than, because they've all been heavily edited at least once.

I managed to do it before New Year's! I win!

*does her little dance*

Anyway, I'm now working on other things and profoundly not thinking about the books save for periodic moments of glow laced with wildly neurotic worry about continuity (the things are gigantic and interrelated), but at some point I will shop them around to publishers who will, almost certainly, not want a damned thing to do with them. (Let's just say that they're about as porny as my fan-novels and leave it at that.)

Still, if *you* can think of anyone who wants big, sticky, kinky, poly, racially-mixed, mostly-but-not-entirely-gay, romance-y, supernatural-y, politics-y, geeky, messy --

You get the idea. Let me know, eh?1

*wanders off to write entirely gratuitous porn*

1. Cleis, Alyson, and Dreamspinner all look like they could be good choices for me. Anyone with experience there?
 

December 16th, 2009

"I know it's racist, Te, but the special effects look awesome!" @ 05:27 pm

Current Mood: bitchy
Current Music: Jay-Z vs. The Verve: "Brush Your Bittersweet Shoulders Off"
Tags:

*points up* I hate that.

I really, really, *really* hate that. Can you guess why? Wait, wait. If you can't, I don't really want to know. This has been on my mind -- harshing *my* squee -- since that first Transformers movie came out and so many of you were full of excuses about why you were going to see it anyway. Despite the racism.

Yes, yes, giant robots and you love them. I love things, too -- I know how it goes. But.

But. )
 

Infinite, undying @ 05:08 am

Current Music: The Spinners: "It's A Shame"

Infinite, undying
by Te
November 14, 2009

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: Mostly vague and AU-ized references to older storylines. Takes place not long after "War Games."

Summary: There is careful, and then there is careful *enough*.

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content which mostly doesn't have a damned thing to do with the content some readers may find disturbing.

Author's Note: A closer-to-real sequel to ending two of A way so familiar. Will not make sense without the other.

Acknowledgments: Pixie and Mildred asked very nicely, and then joined Jack for audiencing duties. *hugs all around*

Story!
 

December 4th, 2009

Alive! @ 02:01 am

Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: Wolf Parade: "This Heart's On Fire"

Yes, alive. Tired as *fuck*, but alive. Here at casa del Te and Jack, all is a whirlwind of doctors, med adjustments, home repairs, family-wrangling (AHHH AHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH), and holiday PTSD. We're coping, though, and all the wonderful notes and updates y'all have been sending along have been wonderful. The important stuff:

1. There is one shameless snippet and one shameless-in-a-completely-different-way story due to be posted as soon as I can (somehow) suck it up and deal. I'll try to get those up by Monday, but it could be hard.

2. As it happens, I *did* get sucked back into working on original fic, and I have no idea how long that will last before I'm working on other things again. Personally, I'm hoping that I can damned well *finish* the two original novels in the hopper, since basically what I have complete now is the middle story in a trilogy. (Well, okay, there'll be a fourth book, too. And maybe a fifth.) That's fucking *annoying*.

3. Snippets will come *someday*, damn it. I'll keep y'all posted.
 

November 20th, 2009

The glory as I dreamed @ 12:48 am

Current Mood: enthralled
Current Music: Badly Drawn Boy: "Bewilderbeast"

The glory as I dreamed [Reference]
by Te
November 12, 2009

Disclaimers: No one and nothing here is mine.

Spoilers/Timeline: No real spoilers, takes place when Bruce is eighteen.

Summary: In which the two most obsessive people in the universe do what they do best.

Ratings Note/Warnings: Sexual content.

Author's Note: An AU 'missing scene' for ending *2* of A way so familiar. Will not make any sense without the other.

Acknowledgments: To Jack, Pixie, and Mildred for audiencing, encouragement, and putting up with me when the story veered sideways.

Story!
 

November 19th, 2009

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH @ 08:37 pm

Current Mood: gaaaaaaaaaaah
Current Music: Angie Martinez: "Live At The Jimmy's"

I just renamed the files on teland because a rather gratitude-inducing individual informed me that -- somehow -- it got indexed on google, which... no.

WORLD OF NO.

I -- look. It could be as simple as the fact that I've been using my gmail to point people to the story, but I would like to ask -- *beg* -- that those of you who have read the thing *not link it anywhere*. At all. Yes, that includes del.icio.us, nalasalad2. And maybe don't write out the links in your google apps?

Christ.

I'm going to put in that thingy to block robots just as soon as I can make my brain work enough to do that. In the meantime...

Hell. Just take the 'me' out of the file name. Save it onto your hard drives if you want it, because I'm *thisfuckingclose* to yoinking it.
 

November 5th, 2009

THANK YOU! @ 12:24 am

Current Mood: full
Current Music: Sufjan Stevens: "Dear Mr. Supercomputer"

OMG, Mystery Fangirl is all paid back and I'm so weebly that I just can't deal. Yes, weebly.

So, in thanks for all that you -- and you, and you, and also *you*! -- have done, I'm offering snippets. I'm actually working on four different stories right now and so won't be able to do them immediately, but I promise to try.

Rules: DC or Malazan Book of the Fallen. I might be able to manage a Buffyish thing here or a Marvelish thing there, but odds are waaaaay low on that. You can pick one of my icons, or give me a three- or four-word prompt, or two or three character names, or whatever you'd like. Note: I'm about to add a Roy icon to the mix, so keep that in mind. :D

No, you don't have to have contributed to ask for a snippet, but if you *did* contribute, I really hope you *will* ask, even if it turns out I can't manage it.

*hugs you ALL*

From Mystery Fangirl:

"I only hope that you all feel like incredibly, wonderfully, extraordinarily kind and virtuous people because that's what you are. None of you had a reason to help me but you did. I will always be grateful."
 

November 2nd, 2009

Help? @ 09:30 pm

Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: Mos Def: "Leavin' On A Jet Plane"

More than a year ago, my computer was hit with several thousand virus files at once. I still don't know how that happened, but the upshot was that, even after reformatting my computer, nothing worked. It forgot it had a sound card and would crash every couple of hours no matter what I did or didn't do. The sheer number of times I lost parts of stories... well, that's enough of that. I salvaged what I could from the machine and went begging. And one particular fan stepped up and helped me out. I can't share her name -- she really wants to stay private -- but she went out of her way to find me a new computer. One that *works*.

Now she -- we -- need your help. I have the computer and I'm using the ever-loving *hell* out of it, but the fangirl in question is out over four hundred dollars. I'm asking for your help. Even if you can only afford a few dollars, it would be vastly appreciated. I don't know how to thank her for what she did for me, and I don't know how to thank all of you who choose to participate in this. But I'm damned well gonna try and *keep* trying.

Thank you.

OMG THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
 

October 31st, 2009

What I'm working on at the moment. @ 09:50 pm

Current Mood: sore
Current Music: Outkast: "Call the Law"

The AU sequel to ending #2 of A way so familiar )

The one with Roy in the middle. )

I make no promises that I'll finish either of these before I dash back over to orig. fic land -- I really am just *that* scattered, these days -- but I thought I'd just give y'all an update.

Happy hauntings!
 

Rage/Confusion

The Original Sin is to limit the Is.