cairistiona: (happy seb)
Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I've written quite a few fics now for the Captain America fandom. Because they're gen and don't ship stucky as a pairing, I feel like they get a little lost in the crowd at Ao3, especially the one-shots. I like outsider POV stories and the very first Bucky Barnes fic I wrote was one, based on the comic side of Captain America:

That Kid From Brooklyn
According to his dossier, when on a mission on American soil in 1973, the Winter Soldier failed to show up at the extraction point and instead, confused and leaving great unease in his wake, worked his way across America until he boarded a bus in Chicago that took him to New York. A gap-filler, outsider-POV ficlet for the Winter Soldier, because I couldn’t stand the thought of no one showing Bucky any kindness in all that time.



I also wrote an outsider-POV fic as a companion piece to my ongoing story, You Will Call Me Friend, that I think works pretty well as a stand-alone piece,. It paints a picture of the neighborhood Bucky was hiding in while he was in Romania. MCU Civil War based:

Shadow Boy
Surely Bucky made at least one or two friends when he was in Bucharest. I wondered what those friends might be thinking about the day after they came for Bucky. Companion one-shot to "You Will Call Me Friend", specifically Chapter 10, which will be helpful to read first.


The third one is a bit of art. I am no fan artist, or any other kind of artist other than self-taught shamateur doodler, but I do enjoy sketching. This is one that I posted at tumblr, a pencil drawing and nothing fancy compared with most of the fan art in that fandom. It didn't get scads of notes, but I really liked how it came out:

 
SaveI Can't Trust My Own Mind

In my mind, this is the moment that Bucky knows he needs to go into cryo. It will happen at some point in my post-CACW gapfiller You Will Call Me Friend, but I don't know the when or how or why of this moment. I just have this picture in my head of his frustration and despair when nothing they've tried is working to rid his mind of HYDRA's influence. *cries* That's usually how I find inspiration to write stories: I'll have a visual in my head, like this one, that I'll translate into words. It's rare that I'm ever able to capture the vision as art, though. This is probably the first time, actually. So another reason this one is special to me.




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cairistiona: (CW Bucky)
The irony of posting a story set in a blizzard in St. Louis when in fact there are near blizzard conditions in St. Louis today...

Mr. Fix It
Rated T for mild language
Gen

On the run for nearly a year after leaving Steve Rogers on the banks fo the Potomac, Bucky's found a quiet hiding place in a city far from there, where he can work on becoming an actual human being again. One-shot.


ff.net
Ao3


cairistiona: (much hilarity)
I'm at times amused by fandom, specifically the differences in my two fandoms. In LOTR, the 'good' reviewers tend to leave thoughtful critique, with often genius meta sprinkled in that could pass for collegiate level essay exam answers (complete with documentation).

However, in the Captain America/Marvel fandom, I know I've reached the pinnacle when I get one like this:

          ;_;

Thanks, I really needed heartbreak at work.

You monster. *sobs*



Yep. I've been called a monster. There can be no higher honor. XD

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(That was for Orders Acknowledged, which is a bit of a heartrender. They'll probably destroy their computer--or mine--after they read the follow-up story I'm readying to post later this week...)
cairistiona: (Hope)
The Depths of Memory

A young Chieftain discovers that sometimes healing isn’t always about restoring the mortal body, but reaching the lost spirit. Rated PG for themes of aging and end-of-life issues, though this isn’t a death fic. Tissues may or may not be required. Tied for 2nd place, Teitho "Capture" challenge.

Beta thanks to [livejournal.com profile] inzilbeth_liz and [livejournal.com profile] suzll!

Read at Stories of Arda, if you'd like. :)

(Eventually I'll get it posted at ff.net...)
cairistiona: (Hope)
Midsummer in the Year of the Fall of Sauron

Posted originally at Stories of Arda, I'm reposting it here as an illustrated edition! Illustrations by [livejournal.com profile] rs9, now with a tiny epilogue inspired by her drawing.

Rated R originally for adult themes.

A short story of the love between King Elessar and his Queen. Many thanks to Inzilbeth, my tireless beta and good friend. All characters belong to the Professor. I'm merely filling in the corners.

~~~
Read more... )

cairistiona: (read any good books lately?)
Yes, I actually posted the first chapter of a short little 3-chapter tale, something I'd written for [livejournal.com profile] shirebound when she had her thumb surgery.  She's kindly given me permission to share it with everyone, so after some polishing and beta'ing, it's now up at Stories of Arda and Naice a Nilme for your reading pleasure.

Eggs By the Fire, A Ranger and the Hobbit Tale - Strider runs from the Barrow Downs and into an old friend.
Stories of Arda
Naice A Nilme
cairistiona: (Default)
Okay, I found a bit that I think is safe to post.  Just about everything at this stage is up for revising so it may get tweaked by the time the story is posted.

That said, here it is, a teaser, from an as-yet untitled WIP.   

Gandalf and Aragorn... in a cave somewhere in the Misty Mountains... )
cairistiona: (Default)
Okay, I found a bit that I think is safe to post.  Just about everything at this stage is up for revising so it may get tweaked by the time the story is posted.

That said, here it is, a teaser, from an as-yet untitled WIP.   

Gandalf and Aragorn... in a cave somewhere in the Misty Mountains... )
cairistiona: (Arda's Next Top Ranger)
Third chapter is up and completes the short tale!   Thanks for reading!

The Riddle of Strider
SoA:  http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6505
NaN:  http://www.naiceanilme.net/viewstory.php?sid=1469

Chapter Three - You're Having Me On!

 

Read here... )

 

cairistiona: (Arda's Next Top Ranger)
Third chapter is up and completes the short tale!   Thanks for reading!

The Riddle of Strider
SoA:  http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6505
NaN:  http://www.naiceanilme.net/viewstory.php?sid=1469

Chapter Three - You're Having Me On!

 

Read here... )

 

cairistiona: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] suzll , chapter 2 is for you! *g*

The Riddle of Strider, updated at the usual haunts and under the cut:
NaN:  http://www.naiceanilme.net/viewstory.php?sid=1469
SoA:  http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6505

 

Chapter 2 - Elrond's Your Father? )
cairistiona: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] suzll , chapter 2 is for you! *g*

The Riddle of Strider, updated at the usual haunts and under the cut:
NaN:  http://www.naiceanilme.net/viewstory.php?sid=1469
SoA:  http://storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=6505

 

Chapter 2 - Elrond's Your Father? )
cairistiona: (Default)
It feels like it's been ages, but I finally have a smallish 3-chapter fic to post.  If you remember, I've been working at that drabble meme and had a story for [livejournal.com profile] shirebound  about Pippin thanking Strider for getting them safely to Rivendell.  And I also have a request from [livejournal.com profile] suzll  (Suz, you're Minerva Organa at SoA, right?) for a story about Merry & Aragorn.  After I posted the initial Pippin & Strider ficlet, the wheels started turning and a longer story grew out of both requests.  It's not hugely long, just three chapters, a bit of a gapfiller.  The first version of chapter 1 I posted here, under the title "Blisters, Bruises and Healing Balm", but I've since modified it a bit to fit into the larger story.

I'll also post the story at SoA and NaN: 

"The Riddle of Strider" at Stories of Arda

"The Riddle of Strider" at Naice a Nilme


"The Riddle of Strider"
Rating: G

He shepherded them all the way to Rivendell... but do they really have any idea who this mysterious Strider is? A gapfiller in three chapters. For Shirebound and Minerva Organa, whose requests provided the inspiration for this.

 

Chapter 1 - Rivendell Is Your Home? )
cairistiona: (Default)
It feels like it's been ages, but I finally have a smallish 3-chapter fic to post.  If you remember, I've been working at that drabble meme and had a story for [livejournal.com profile] shirebound  about Pippin thanking Strider for getting them safely to Rivendell.  And I also have a request from [livejournal.com profile] suzll  (Suz, you're Minerva Organa at SoA, right?) for a story about Merry & Aragorn.  After I posted the initial Pippin & Strider ficlet, the wheels started turning and a longer story grew out of both requests.  It's not hugely long, just three chapters, a bit of a gapfiller.  The first version of chapter 1 I posted here, under the title "Blisters, Bruises and Healing Balm", but I've since modified it a bit to fit into the larger story.

I'll also post the story at SoA and NaN: 

"The Riddle of Strider" at Stories of Arda

"The Riddle of Strider" at Naice a Nilme


"The Riddle of Strider"
Rating: G

He shepherded them all the way to Rivendell... but do they really have any idea who this mysterious Strider is? A gapfiller in three chapters. For Shirebound and Minerva Organa, whose requests provided the inspiration for this.

 

Chapter 1 - Rivendell Is Your Home? )
cairistiona: (Default)
I'm posting this a bit early, because you never know what RL is going to do.  I'm killing two birds with one stone with this, as [livejournal.com profile] estelcontar1 , in response to the drabble meme (yes, I'm still working on them), had requested a drabble set in Annúminas, with Elessar and his family.  Here you go, my friend.  Enjoy, and may you have a wonderful birthday!

By the Lake
Rating: G
Drabble - 100 words since I used poetic license for "windsong" *g*

A summer idyll...


Aragorn pulled off his shirt and stretched, a mighty yawn nearly cracking his jaw.  He laid back on the grassy bank, leaving his bare feet dangling in the water.   Eyes shut.  Mind drifting. Watching sunlight and shade dapple the inside of his lids. 

Heard laughter-splashed shrieks of children.  Birds and grasshopper buzz and windsong. 

Drifted, drowsing...

Then a footfall beside him, swishing against the grass.  An arm draped across his chest, a foot touched his.   Her voice velvet soft, “I love Annúminas, my Elessar... but I love you more.” 

She kissed him and he smiled lazily, never opening his eyes.
cairistiona: (Default)
I'm posting this a bit early, because you never know what RL is going to do.  I'm killing two birds with one stone with this, as [livejournal.com profile] estelcontar1 , in response to the drabble meme (yes, I'm still working on them), had requested a drabble set in Annúminas, with Elessar and his family.  Here you go, my friend.  Enjoy, and may you have a wonderful birthday!

By the Lake
Rating: G
Drabble - 100 words since I used poetic license for "windsong" *g*

A summer idyll...


Aragorn pulled off his shirt and stretched, a mighty yawn nearly cracking his jaw.  He laid back on the grassy bank, leaving his bare feet dangling in the water.   Eyes shut.  Mind drifting. Watching sunlight and shade dapple the inside of his lids. 

Heard laughter-splashed shrieks of children.  Birds and grasshopper buzz and windsong. 

Drifted, drowsing...

Then a footfall beside him, swishing against the grass.  An arm draped across his chest, a foot touched his.   Her voice velvet soft, “I love Annúminas, my Elessar... but I love you more.” 

She kissed him and he smiled lazily, never opening his eyes.

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