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rthstewart ([personal profile] rthstewart) wrote2020-03-15 09:26 pm

Master list of masterdom

There's so much, where to begin? Well, it depends. Most of this is Narnia, though there are a few other things, too. To decide if you are interested in "Not My Children's Narnia" (I'm an adult writing mostly adult characters for mostly adult readers) try Under Cover, or the first three chapters of The Stone Gryphon, Part 1 (Oxfordshire 1942), and/or the first four chapters of By Royal Decree. If you don't like those, you probably won't like the rest of it.

Archive of Complete and Work in Progress StoriesOn Fanfiction.net
On Archive of our Own

The Other Stuff
Liliandil and the Just King aka it's not all about you
Kwong Lee is a bad Buddhist
Lie Back and Think of Narnia -- Peridan, Flobber and meaning of the word "fark"
The Horse, his boy, the girl, her horse, the Rat and the Trickster stories are here and here
You need a wolf to run a mole to ground -- The Stone Gryphon AU
Morgan and Edmund On Two Hearts Day in the Lone Islands and Acceptance of the terms (after the departure of the Four)
Comment Fic, Give the Pevensies A Friend
More Comment Fic, including why Edmund and Leszi don't get along, why Morgan and Peter don't get along, and Jalur and the Cub.
And Then The World Blew Up (only here because really, how can you resist Sherlock Holmes, L.King's Mary Russell (no relation to Mary Anning Russell of TSG -- a coincidence), Ramses Emerson and Edmund Pevensie in Jerusalem in 1918?  The F List and I couldn't and comment fic madness resulted. The only thing missing was Miles Vorkosigan and maybe his mother.)
Lots and lots of Alternate Universe Stone Gryphon stories (where everyone lives and nobody dies and there are adventures) are scattered all over this LJ and spread to others. The easiest way to find out about the camels in the Sahara, spies in Moscow, alligators, and Che Guevara is to go to the TSG AU tag
Eustace, Jill and Quebec
The Great Mother's Day Debate in which the Just King argues for posting Chapter 8 of By Royal Decree so that he can have sex and accuses Rthstewart of disrupting expectations because she's worried her children will grow up to be like him.
Food for Thought, in which I channel the mind and writing of a 16 year old girl who blogs about going through her Great Grandmother Susan's wardrobe.

Because people sometimes ask, On the Narnia side, you have, in chronological order:

The Palace Guard (chronologically first but written after By Royal Decree)
By Royal Decree and at AO3
Chapter 1 of It’s The Thought That Counts
Black as Rat and Crow
Harold and Morgan: Not A Romance (in progress, maybe)
Two Hearts Day (part of H&M: Not A Romance)
Acceptance of the Terms (part of H&M: Not A Romance)

Deny the Child (sequel to Acceptance of the Terms by the awesome Anastigmat)

I love not the man less but nature more the Great Bonding of The Monarchs To Narnia
comes first chronologically but I do not recommend reading it until you've been through at least the Narnia stories and probably Part 1 of TSG. And maybe not even then. It's not for everyone, though its assumptions are sprinkled throughout the overall story arc.


On the Spare Oom side you have, in chronological order,

The Stone Gryphon, Part 1, Oxfordshire 1942 and at AO3
Chapter 2, It’s The Thought That Counts
The Stone Gryphon, Part 2, The Queen Susan in Tashbaan and at AO3
The Stone Gryphon, Part 3, Apostolic Way
(up to Chapter 15)
Rat and Sword Go To War

I personally think that before you start Part 2 of The Queen Susan in Tashbaan, it's a good idea to skim By Royal Decree and Harold and Morgan (even though unfinished) because there’s a lot that happens there, especially in terms of Edmund’s story, that is relevant. The Palace Guard is relevant to the Good Beasts and other personalities who crop up throughout The Stone Gryphon. I don't have many true surprises but one of them is spoiled in Chapter 2 of the It's The Thought that Counts so you might want to read Chapter 14 of The Stone Gryphon, Part 1, Oxfordshire 1942 first.

Stories outside this (intended to be) cohesive vision are:

Under Cover and at AO3
The Maenad of the Maquis and at AO3
Follow The Star and at AO3

Oh My Gawd, it's sooo long, so here's a short cut

A Timeline of events in The Queen Susan in Tashbaan
Partial cast of characters through most of The Queen Susan in Tashbaan, including character key to the allegorical code used in the story.

Thanks for the very interesting fic world!

(Anonymous) 2014-12-08 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been reading through your works on AO3 with much enjoyment. I really like the grown-up take on it all, from the Golden Age to back in Spare Oom to the AU future with them all living. I don't really see how you would fit your version of Susan with Lewis's exclusion of her in TLB but I prefer your version to Lewis's bloody annoying choice. When back in Spare Oom, your kings and queens are a bit too perfect and capable of doing everything, but at the same time I appreciate that is also a good development of them actually having lived an extra 15 years or so more than their seeming age.

Small quibble - there are a couple of written tics that you use that I don't think fit the typical British speech pattern entirely. You often say 'likely' where many British people would say 'probably' (eg 'likely for a long time' rather than 'probably for a long time'). Having said that, one of my work colleagues does that too so it is not unheard of by any means. Also overall I think the returned kings and queens are a bit too formal in their speech (though again I grant the effect of 15 years as a royal). Small Britpicking quibbles though!

Once again, many thanks! I am still working through the list so I have much enjoyment stil to come, I know.
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Re: Thanks for the very interesting fic world!

[personal profile] jinty 2014-12-12 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry it's taken me a little while to get back. I've been on a bit of a fanfic tear for the past while; I'm keen on Anne McCaffrey/Pern but when I got through all the fics I was interested in I went further afield: from Dorothy L Sayers (whose books I love) to Arthur Ransome via crossovers (not really read any Swallows and Amazons but now feel I know the characters much more!). Then I think I perhaps found some Swallows and Amazons crossover with Narnia fic, and the rest is history...

Thanks for the further details on Susan. I had started to get an impression of what you outline above but of course not as strongly as you explain. It is really sad what C S Lewis did and I am really interested in the way you are untangling/tracing/explaining it in your own terms.

Yes, the Pevensies are flawed in character terms. But in terms of what they can and can't *do* they are almost perfect (Peter's difficulties with Dun Scotus aside).

I'm not saying the Britpick issues are annoying, though I do notice them. There's not many, but you write a huge amount so clearly I'll see them multiple times :-)

Anyway, more reading. I've just finished with Harold and Morgan getting together (apart from the epilogue with Ed Jr). snif, sob. The chapter with Morgan meeting Aslan made me laugh for sure, as well as think! You must have enjoyed writing that one.