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About 7k down from last year in word-count, rather than the 3k up I was hoping for, but I had a much smaller Yuletide this year. I wrote a total of 28 stories, in 11 fandoms, counting cross-overs.

Onto the meme!

What's the story that makes you happiest?

Well, honestly the ongoing Electorate series, for all that it appears to have 3.5 readers. Perhaps because it comes closest to original work I have done in years and I hope some day to cobble it into a novel.

Most popular story?

By hits a verb, a doing word, which is unsurprising given the fandom and relatively juggernaut pairing. By kudos, however, it falls second to Sex While Parents, which is a story for a much smaller fandom, the 2014 movie Pride.

Story most underappreciated by the universe?

um. Considering I write for teeny tiny fandoms I'd say all my stories do about as well as I expect. So I dunno. I do wish people would tell me how badly I've messed up the last chapter of despite the abundance of it, but that's about it.

Most fun story to write?

Oh. Ooooh. Well, honestly the Electorate series, owing to a combination of writing politics and writing modern India and writing the epics.

Hardest story to write:

um. I'd have to say made of ivory and gold, my Yuletide assignment of the year. Victorian epistolary BDSM. Never written any of that even singly before.

Truest story of the year:

I'm not sure what truest means. I did have to stop mid-way through the soft animal of your body and go away and distract myself because I knew there wasn't going to be a sexual assault and I still got scared.

"Holy crap, that's wrong even for you" story:

Actually I was exceedingly good this year. Nothing outre in the least. Boring.

Favourite title:

I hate titles, I think mine are all exceedingly terrible and trite. But. I rather like Beaumains, what with the hands-thing TC has going, and the slight Arthurian strain in the names of Ralph's sister and niece.

Looking back, did you write more stories in 2015 than you thought you would, fewer than you thought you would, or about what you predicted?

Less. Not so much by number, which is in fact up from the 16 I wrote in 2014, but I started more projects than I finished, and abandoned several which I do dislike.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2015?

I dipped a toe into the Wimsey fandom just lightly, and into Return to Night, neither of which I'd have thought likely. I also wrote Amba|Shikhandi/Krishna for my ongoing modern AU, which is not a pairing I've written before but that I saw coming a mile off.

Story that could have been better?

All of them. ugh. Each and every one of them would have benefited greatly from being let to lie in peace for a while before being posted.

What's next for 2016?

I've got three stories in the w.i.p folder (1 Wimsey/TC crossover, 1 Harry Potter, 1 Mahabharat) each of which promises to be in the 10k ballpark, so that's me set for the next several months.

Aloha 2016

Jan. 1st, 2016 12:22 am
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I have snuck 70k of fic into 2015, despite a seriously lacking (in comparison to last year) Yuletide, on the back of a 10k fic written over the last four days. I also had a friend over on the 30th and today we went climbing a little, but the important thing is the fic, clearly. What is my life, what are my choices, etc.

emperor's new clothes (10105 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Mahabharata - Vyasa
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Amba | Shikandi (Mahabharata), Drupada (Mahabharatha), Drupad's canonical wife, Dhrishtadumnya (Mahabharatha), Hidimba (Mahabharatha), Princess of Dasharna, Krishna (Hindu God), Draupadi, Bheem, Arjuna (Mahabharatha), Yudhisthira (Mahabharata), Kunti (Mahabharata), Satyabhama (Mahabharata)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting
Series: Part 4 of Electorate

and also


the hero's shoulders (2446 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mahabharata - Vyasa
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Amba | Shikandi (Mahabharata), Krishna (Hindu God)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting
Series: Part 1 of Electorate
Summary: It takes three years, to birth a newer self.
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first beneath the sheets (1009 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: Lie Low At Lupin's
Summary: hair cuts and identity projects
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since I've posted anything. So here's a story that is of interest to, like, three people including me.

the soft animal of your body (6526 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mahabharata - Vyasa
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Series: Part 1 of Electorate
Summary: Shekhar Panchal comes home a (new) man.

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despite the abundance of it (6178 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ralph Lanyon/Andrew Raynes
Characters: Ralph Lanyon, Andrew Raynes
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Series: Part 10 of Conditions Best Suited
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electorate (6076 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Mahabharata - Vyasa
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draupadi & Shikhandi, Arjuna/Draupadi (Mahabharata), Dhrishtadumnya & Draupadi, Yudhisthira & Draupadi, Bheem & Draupadi, Shikhandi/Princess of Dasharna
Characters: Bheem, Draupadi, Yudhisthira (Mahabharata), Arjuna (Mahabharatha), Amba | Shikandi (Mahabharata), Dhrishtadumnya (Mahabharatha), Princess of Dasharna, Drupada (Mahabharatha)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting
Summary: Shikhandi decides to stand for elections.
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wrong's your wrong, and right's your right (1054 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ralph Lanyon/Hugh Treviss
Characters: Ralph Lanyon, Hugh Treviss
Additional Tags: Timestamp
Series: Part 4 of Conditions Best Suited
Summary: Timestamp for The Thousandth Man, later that evening.
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For [personal profile] lilliburlero, because writing a time-stamp for The Thousandth Man got me thinking about them at school.

your looks, or your acts, or your glory (1000 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Hugh Treviss, Extra-canonical Trevisses
Additional Tags: Schoolboys, Boarding School
Series: Part 1 of Conditions Best Suited
Summary: Choosing someone to share with in the common room might have been plaguing Hugh more than it ought. Big brothers to careless rescue.

FML, I am now thinking of tiny!TomFelton as tiny!Ralph. Lookit how small and pointy he is.

So small. So resentful.



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those bare deep vacuums between the stars (2593 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: Lie Low At Lupin's.

 

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into new-ish fandoms. The things I do for you, darling. Off this gifset

a verb, a doing word (1010 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hawkeye (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: They have a routine.

ETA: writing in a big fandom when your main is about ten people is always so strange.

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and cis-swapped Boromir has my heart, brain, and fictive allegiance.

Red Sky at Morning (2210 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Aragorn & Boromir
Characters: Boromir, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry Brandybuck, Pippin Took, Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Gandalf, Éowyn
Additional Tags: Rule 63, Alternate Universe - Always a Different Sex, cis swap, girl!Boromir


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love enough to break a heart (2121 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Alexander Trilogy - Mary Renault
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alexander the Great/Hephaistion, Ptolemy I & Hephaistion
Summary: But he loitered in his tent instead of coming to bed; then put a dark cloak on and went out. I saw him throw a fold about his head; he didn't want it seen where he was going, though he must have known I'd guess. He was not very long away. They must have patched it up, after a fashion; one could tell that after. But if it had gone as he wished, he'd not have finished the night as he did with me.
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suffer a sea-change (588 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey
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For [personal profile] greerwatson,

suits a man to say (1482 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gareth Straike/Lucy Odell Straike, Ralph Lanyon/Laurie Odell
Characters: Gareth Straike, Lucy Odell Straike, Ralph Lanyon, Laurie Odell
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, effeminophobia
toujours_nigel: (writer)
er. Which is to say, fic for [personal profile] oonaseckar has been committed, here:

Vertical Plate (1012 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault, Return to Night - Mary Renault
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alec Deacon & Ralph Lanyon
Characters: Alec Deacon, Hilary Mansell
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, POV Outsider, Major Character Injury, Head Injury, Suicide Attempt


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A bit of story after a very long time. AU, and mostly self-indulgent crack. Someday, dammit, I will write Hephaistion/Bagoas. Some day. (not today)

Autumn, Fall (2817 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: Alexander Trilogy - Mary Renault
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alexander the Great/Hephaistion, Alexander the Great/Bagoas
Characters: Hephaistion, Bagoas
Series: Part 2 of Sex and Cedarwood

ETA: Why is there so goddamn little Hephaistion/Bagoas fic out there? Fandom, fandom, I thought you were pervier than this. Three! Three is all, wtf? (Written once every five years, no less)

I would say I'm going to write some, but after defaulting out of two fests I'm unsure about that.

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Pride (2014) fic for [archiveofourown.org profile] filia_noctis.

Sex while Parents (1001 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pride (2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gethin/Jonathan (Pride)
Characters: Jonathan (Pride), Gethin (Pride)
Additional Tags: Families of Choice, Post-Canon
Summary: They have children.


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for [archiveofourown.org profile] Aureliano_B

The Peacock's Bride (1674 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mahabharata - Vyasa
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shikhandi/Princess of Dasharna
Characters: Princess of Dasharna
Additional Tags: Canon Queer Character
Summary: Hiranyavarman, King of Dasharna, gives his daughter in marriage to the son of his cousin Drupad, King of Panchal.

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for [personal profile] lilliburlero, to the prompt "Alec Deacon/Sandy Reid, historical AU". For something that took so long, this isn't terribly good. Well, that's everything outstanding, now onwards to Psychic Wolves!

Brighthelmstone Troubles (1657 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alec Deacon/Sandy Reid
Characters: Alec Deacon, Sandy Reid, Laurie Odell
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Historical, 18th Century
Summary: Sandy has a sentimental mother, an overwhelming aunt, and more sisters and cousins than a man knows what to do with. He's just glad for the six months respite.

(Like school, they keep him young.)



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the treadmill for his feet (1081 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Charioteer - Mary Renault
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ralph Lanyon, Sandy Reid
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Drugs, Clubbing
Summary:

Modern AU Clubbing.

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