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Sunday, March 15th, 2020 09:26 pm
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.

Never tell me the word count )On 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.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 12:18 pm
[livejournal.com profile] harmony_lover got bitten by a plot bunny after reading my Maenad of the Maquis and Almyra's The Land of Make Believe (a terrific story and unfortunately not updated for a while).  So she did what any normal person does (right?  right?) and crossed them and then wrote it in a one shot!   You can read Tilting Off The Edge Of The World here.  What you need to know for the story is explained in Harmony Lover and Almyra's notes.  It's a fun mash up, lots of good brother bonding, and RAF Peter landing in an alley in London in 1955.  That Bacchus has quite a sense of humor. 

I'm so flattered and happy that [livejournal.com profile] harmony_lover did this and let the creative spirit take her where it did.  Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy this bit of crack as I did.
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 09:52 am
So, I followed a link of [livejournal.com profile] cofax7 to a post by sara about the OTW elections and then to the comments where it was reflected that when fandom friends are feeling low, one sends porn, but this left a problem with Real Life friends. What do you send them when they feel low? We do not send porn to our next door neighbor whose SUV got totaled in the car pool line or our executive assistant whose Nalgene water bottle spilled all over her netbook and night school notes on the Metro. The answer for these RL woes is pound cake. I feel this is a profound observation on a scale with the answer to the meaning of life being 42.  We need icons and banners reflecting this profundity:  Life’s got me down, please send porn. Or pound cake.  Not to say that I need either, at the moment, though I would never say no to gift pics or fic or pound cake.  or Heath bars.

Anyway, moving on. Writing continues, with me sorta scratching my head with how to have Peter meet Jill without merely re-treading the beginning of TQSiT (any thoughts appreciated). Also [livejournal.com profile] l_a_r_m on  toomuchtebbitt continues to have new pretty pictures (British embassy in black and white most recently) and I do the odd bit of pic fic on Tumblr.  [livejournal.com profile] metonomia reblogged this from Old World:

(Source: old world
and she then added wonderfully:
Very technically I understand that this is the Flight to Egypt, but we’re going to go ahead and pretend it’s Mary and Richard Russell (and their stalwart donkey friend, who likes to chew Mary’s coattails but that’s okay, she doesn’t mind), or maybe Mary and Asim, lost in the desert, though they’d never admit it.

To which I added:
They are not lost. They never are lost though they do wander, as Mary is fond of saying. At night, Asim sees a vision of a girl, sometimes blonde, sometimes red-haired, but always glowing with the God-light. She sits between the paws of a great Lion. "Some day, I shall meet her," Asim says. "Some day."

And we have fic! Filling in the gaps – written for the awesome [livejournal.com profile] snacky for her birthday.  By way of background, Peter and Susan partake of the The Great Bonding and, among other things, meet Dalia and Lambert on the hunt in I love not man the less.  In The Palace Guard, there is an assassination attempt, which results in the formation of the Guard. The black Panther, Wrasse, assumes temporary guard of Peter.

Filling in the gaps for [livejournal.com profile] snacky
About 2,000 words
Rated T
For the second, Prince Caspian, part, it’s a bit of Peter/Caspian, if you squint with slash goggles on.

Birthday fic, Filling In the Gaps )
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 09:28 pm
We’re all fine here. For the first time since 1995, we did not lose power during a major weather event. Thank you for the good wishes.

Because I could not resist and I now ship Peter and a camel.

Peter had a love-hate relationship with camels )
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 04:04 pm
So, I doubt this is what [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis  was expecting.  It wasn't what I was expecting.  And this particular vision of Edmund isn't really where I put him in my own head canon, but hey, everyone loves them a little Ed angst, right?  Especially when a Star is there to cut him down to size.

He has not seen the Stone Knife before, but he knows what it is )