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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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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 04:54 pm
The final chapter in Winning his Spurs, Thus Should A Knight Rule himself, went up.  I think most of the relevant notes are in the story already.  I tried to find the archived article from 31 December 1992 where I pulled up some of the discussion of who was on the New Year's Honour List and that was where I got the information about the verger, the launderer, and Anthony Hopkins as well as Thatcher-ites.  It was like the Daily Mail or the UK Independent.  I think.  The venomous rest was pure invention.

Wiki, the BBC,and other sources provided information on the 1992 political scene in the UK.  One reader has already suggested that the Sun would not have used so many big words.  We'll say it was a guest editorial?  I guess?

Thanks so much to Adaese and [personal profile] iopgod for the assistance on the honours, the Chagoss Islands, and the titles.  I owe everything to Starbrow and Oldfashionedgirl95/pencildragon11 for the hand holding and support.  I hope you'll read their awesome contributions to this collaborative fic. 

Thanks so much for your patience and for those of you who did read, again, my thanks for doing so.

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013 09:44 am

The Scrubb/Pole cycle is now complete with the wonderful Starbrow posting Enchantment Vast But Foolish, which follows on Pencildragon11/Oldfashionedgirl95's Bedraggled As I Am

Do check them out because without them pushing to give Eustace and Jill a happy ending, I would have never ever written Winning His Spurs which I just posted last night.

I'd not been able to replicate what Anastigmat and [personal profile] songsmith  accomplished in their work with the Peter/Mary pairing and so I'd given up on trying to write it.   When I did the other two TSG AU stories, I didn't want to create another character so shoved Mary in there but kept her mostly nameless and faceless.  Still, Starbrow and OFG hoped for a happy ending and functional, healthy relationships, so at their incredible generosity, I made the effort. 

Some other links.  Information on Ghost Ranch and Georgia O'Keefe is here
There's some fun stuff on Coelophysis.   Based on the Ghost Ranch casts at the American Museum of Natural History, it had been assumed since the 40 that Coelophysis was cannibal.  There is still evidence to suport it but one day a grad student was standing at the AMNH subway stop admiring the bronze replica and realized, wait a minute, that's not another dinosaur in its stomach.  You can read it here.   I first heard about this Triassic dinosaur in this video which also gave me the idea for Jill's illustration in Hung Out To Dry.

The UK General Election information came from various sources that started with wiki.

The Lord of the Rings was divided into three parts due to a paper shortage; ROTK came out in the fall of 1955.

I've got the second chapter mostly done which deals, 50 years later, with the British Awards system and yes, trying to channel a Sun editorial.  Does Knight Commander, OBE in a New Year's Honour make sense? 

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 10:28 pm

The wonderful Starbrow has now posted Enchantment Vast But Foolish, part 3 of the Scrubb/Pole adventure and romance. It's wonderful, with Eustace being the alluring yet oblivious man of science and Jill who has just had ENOUGH. Also rum. and odes to hips. And we meet Jill's parents and we get a wonderful look at Jamaica. And reptiles. It's wonderful and Starbrow did an amazing job. To quote her quoting me:
    In which there is a great deal of very fine rum, Jill has hips, and Eustace is an oblivious yet alluring man of science.

Pencildragon11/Oldfashionedgirl95 wrote Bedraggled As I Am, and if you've not had the chance to read it, do so and go tell her how awesome it is.

There's lots and lots of my head canon in both stories. Also, a joke has now started running about hips and Eustace Scrubb, alluring yet oblivious man of science, and the King's Poet. You can see the Twitter exchange that prompted [personal profile] metonomia to write poetry and then me to write comment fic here.

Next up, which I will post in a few days, is the first chapter of Winning His Spurs. I posted this in comments to the previous entry, but here is the preview again, Chapter 1, Return of the King
    The truck rattled and bounced on the rough road, leaving a cloud of red New Mexico dust in its wake. Peter smoothly downshifted and slowly turned down an even narrower road marked by an ox skull perched atop the fence post. Georgia had painted the skull years ago and it had become the symbol of Ghost Ranch. He and Mary had come here from the Everglades after Eustace had packed up and shipped out; Asim had finally had enough of the No Colored signs all over the American South and returned to England. So it had become just the two of them, more alone than either he or Mary had been in years, and first testing tentatively then enthusiastically embracing their new relationship. Peter felt some twinges of occasional, residual guilt, but no regrets.

Chapter 2, Thus should a knight rule himself, will follow.

Cross posted here

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 04:35 pm
So, it all began with anastigmatfic writing Mary, Peter, Asim, Eustace, Alligator Snapping Turtles, and Alligators. It is wonderful, magnificent and awesome and it is right here.

And then the equally awesome [personal profile] lady_songsmith  wrote an absolutely hysterical (and M rated) follow on with Peter, Mary, herpetologist-supplied moonshine, and the leopard spotted undergarments Edmund had so thoughtfully packed for Peter. You can read and laugh here

I then wrote a follow on to that episode, playing with the idea that Eustace had a longstanding, unreciprocated crush on Mary written for reader Clairel in which Eustace shows up at Jill's door in Quebec.

But then OldFashionedGirl95 and Starbrow had some issues with that melancholy end and decided that in the TSG Everybody Lives Nobody Dies AU, something more needed to be told about Eustace and Jill.  And they started writing. 

So I redid and posted Hung Out To Dry which tweaks the Eustace and Jill Quebec story a bit (and thanks to all who reviewed and I'll be sending off my thanks now) and that story sets up the next chapter, which

(She's got a ton of meta in here and I just love the glimpses into some things -- also she is completely lying.  It's her work, not mine, and time and again she and Starbrow would ask me, "Well what about..." and I had no answer as, of course, everybody dies, so I have no head canon.  Except now we do.

So, go read and tell her how awesome she is!  And then Starbrow will write the NEXT chapter which is almost done and then I'll post something about errrr, Winning His Spurs, which is more about Peter, Mary, Georgia O'Keefe, Tolkien, and I try my hand at writing a fake editorial for the Sun.

Crossposted here but LJ is being a pain
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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 10:26 am
I posted Wandbreaker last night.  It is perhaps, too sweet for your tastes.  But  ‘tis the season and given the last couple of days here in the states I wanted something to drive the dark away. 

A huge thanks to Adaese [profile] adaese who suggested Edmund breaking his daughter’s fairy wand on Boxing Day and the invention of Peter’s constituency in Cowley – East Oxford.
More blather )

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 11:10 pm
The previous entry and comments on the story erupted with a bunch of questions, so I'll try to address them there.

About Edmund )
About Susan )
Peter )
Lucy the rabble rouser )
About Miriam )
bits and pieces )

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 04:05 pm
So, thanks to Syrena, I posted about Tim the Pigeon and how Sir Peter Pevensie, Dame Commander Susan Pevensie Tebbitt Walker, the Right Honourable Edmund Pevensie, and Lucy Pevensie, MD, DD, partially solve a 70-year old mystery.  The story of Pigeon 40TW194 Reporting for Duty is here

For those who have followed along, it's obviously got lots of Food for Thought, The Stone Gryphon and its AU parts, Rat and Sword Go To War, and even a little of the Avengers cross-over.  Some of it is very light and humorous, other parts not as much.  There are mentions of a new character who I have referenced before, here, Miriam.  Mary and Colonel Walker-Smythe are mentioned, as well as Helen and that Susan was married to Tebbitt, who died. 

There are many articles on Tim the Pigeon and the efforts to decode the message.  Here's one.
Jedburgh teams are here and many other places, including some of my SOE books.
The Battle of Caen is here and here and there is also a whole series on it on You Tube.  The pictures are very, very grim. 
The men and women who died at the Caen prison on 6 June 1944 and the Museum for Peace are mentioned here and in other places like here.

So, yeah, not really expected, but there it is.  I hope you enjoy it and that it does not land with a thud as ominous as Tim's poor broken pigeon bones stuck in a chimney for 70 years.

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012 02:31 pm

So, let’s see.  I realized I should probably put up a few notes about my NFE’s.  I had a terrible time with posting and I’ve had to do a lot of RL writing.  But it's done and up and one part of it in particular, Katyn, deserves special discussion.

Behind the cut for blather and notes )
And, I need to thank [livejournal.com profile] snacky again for running a wonderful exchange.  A true bright spot apart from the great stories has been that I've gotten to know some new people better, including [livejournal.com profile] tantella (the LJ account for Avia Tantella Scott), [livejournal.com profile] starbrowsings (Starbrow), [livejournal.com profile] heliopausa (Heliopause) and [livejournal.com profile] pencildragon11 (oldfashionedgirl95) (and one of her nearest and dearest!  Waves!)  We've also gotten stories from people who I've admired for a while but haven't seen Narnia work from them ever or in a very long time, including [livejournal.com profile] therck[livejournal.com profile] freudiancascade and Ruan Chun Xian
And this is, I remind myself, the real wonder of fanfiction -- the act of creating, the joy of sharing, and the growth that comes from the inclusive, vibrant communities that grow around those creations. 
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 11:15 pm
So the now very large meme about writing a character prompt and delivering head canon now has a few thousands of words in comments. To borrow from [livejournal.com profile] snitchnipped I am not succinct.,
The Meme is:

1. Pick a pairing or a character
2. Ask me my particular headcanon regarding something about them
3. Post to your journal to share your own headcanon!

To which I added, (and if you want to include OCs from fic and such, bring it on!)

I have just now written over 1,000 words for Clairel, who asked about Jill, Eustace and the TSG AU.  I just posted it here in the Everybody Lives, Nobody Dies AU Community

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 04:27 pm

I'll post this over in the LB AU for the heck of it but really I had this idea and it wouldn't let go.  TAG.  You're IT

In a month of beastly days, Lucy is miserable. )

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Saturday, September 24th, 2011 04:49 pm
In the following, we now cover 15-16 years, and this goes places I did not intend, and we end up not in AU exactly, but maybe. It's not what I'd intended. The first part is re-hash of the commentfic and I blame [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith for the prompt that took us to the Amazon and then [livejournal.com profile] anastigmatfic for where we’ve ended up, however improbably. The very end is new.

In which I recap previous posts and send up a trial balloon for Apostolic Way that I never intended )
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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 08:04 pm
For [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith who asked for this: Polly, Mary, South America, and the time all the books but one got soaked.


Three pairs of eyes peered over the edge of the dugout canoe into the murky depths of the Amazon.

Polly blew out an aggravated breath. “And I suppose that all your examination textbooks Digory gave you were in that bag now sinking to the bottom of the second largest river in the world?”

“I’m afraid so,” Mary replied airily. “The Latin and Greek, the religion, and the philosophy.”

“The only thing that did not fall in is Gadow’s Amphibia and Reptiles, Asim added.

“That is a stroke of luck, what?”

Polly vowed she was never traveling again with a seventeen year old girl. If she wanted further demonstration of the merits of relationships only with women, and rigorous use of contraception when with men, here it was in the boat next to her.

“What do you think, Asim?” Polly asked.

“I think I am more comfortable swimming with the fauna of Africa than South America.”

“Mary? What’s down there if I push you in to retrieve your bookbag?”

“Well, there is Eunectes murinus of course.”

Asim looked at Polly and she whispered, “Green Anaconda.”

“Largest snake in the world. There’s also Melanosuchus niger.”

“That’s a…”

“I know,” Asim said wearily. “It’s some kind of crocodile.”

“I wonder…” Mary leaned precariously over the side of the boat and stuck her fingers into a small school of circling fish. The fish rushed at her appetizing appendage.

“Ha! I thought so!” Mary exclaimed, yanking her fingers out. “Pygocentrus nattereri!!” She waggled her fingers – one was bleeding.

That did it.

“Asim, start the engine,” Polly said, utterly exasperated. Tempting as it was to shove Mary in, Polly really couldn’t blame her. The red piranhas of the Amazon were welcome to Digory’s fourth best copy of the Virgil’s Aeneid and Duns Scotus’ Questions on Metaphysics.
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Sunday, September 4th, 2011 05:11 pm
She's gone on and done it, just for you Peter and Mary shippers (all 3 5 7? of you).  The awesome [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith has written an absolutely hysterical follow on to the TSG AU-verse with the swamp, the herpetologist-supplied moonshine, and the leopard spotted undergarments Edmund had so thoughtfully packed for Peter.  You can read and laugh here in which Peter and Mary do something never spoken of again except occasionally as "it" and do tell Songsmith how wonderful it is.  You probably don't want to be drinking when you read it.  Management is not responsible for damage to computers.  What are you waiting for?  Go!
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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 10:11 am
Given the enthusiam for something other than everyone dies in TLB, I thought we could use one place to play where everything everyone was creating could be collected in one spot.  So, I went ahead and just created a community. The Last Battle AU Community. [livejournal.com profile] last_battle_au
If you want to play, create, or muse on alternatives to death by fiery train crash in 1949, you can post, link and cross link over there!!!  I think I set it up so it is nice and wide and open.  LJ is again be screwing so I'll tinker with the profile in a bit.  You should be able to join and post without approval and do so anonymously if you want.

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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 07:39 am
I just wanted to let those of you out there who are playing with the TSG AU Everyone Lives, Nobody Dies (and everyone has sex except for Edmund) commentfic that:
1) I'm utterly overwhelmed and love you all
2)LJ is screwing with my ability to edit previous posts.  It's is actually changing links, names, and eliminating content even though I'm not doing anything to it.  So, if entries seem to change or lj user names are wrong, it's not me.  It's the interface.
3) To be clear, because the previous entry keeps changing it, I am eagerly waiting to see what [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith does involving the moonshine and leopard spotted undergarments (which is so ironic given that I've been hiding the fandom in my own underwear drawer for 20 years)
4) Jill is now a revolutionary
5) There is more discusison of even toed ungulates and Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 01:24 pm
Susan!  Edmund!  Cranky!Drunk!Edmund!  Cold War Spies!  go and read [livejournal.com profile] snacky here now! 

If you've been following, you know courtesy of me, [livejournal.com profile] linneasr, [livejournal.com profile] snacky, [livejournal.com profile] autumnia and [livejournal.com profile] snacky that

I ship Peter and a camel,
That Asim and Eustace discussed the secret while in Morocco with Mary and the camels who lust after Peter
That there were plans to go to Florida to look for alligators and New Mexico for cannibal dinosaurs
That Eustace, Mary, Peter, and Asim do go to Florida and lose and and find a camera and abuse the word magnificent here and here and here
And that Peter gets drunk on moonshine, Mary offers a cure and reveals that she knows about Dwarf Lightning and centaurs, and then tequila and peyote are consumed
I have it on good authority that [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith is in the midst of attempting to satisfy Peter/Mary shippers (as opposed to the Peter/Dalia shippers) as reported in this tweet: Right, ok, I have a full glass of Riesling and another bottle in the fridge. I also have a headache, but hey, let's get Peter laid.

A  burning question of [livejournal.com profile] snacky 's Florida contribution to the hydra comment fic of TSG AU 1952 where no one dies except some mosquitos, is what were Susan and Edmund doing in Moscow on the rat and crow business?  Well, [livejournal.com profile] anastigmatfic


See below for the return of Tebbitt
Go see what metonomia did involving Lucy
And now we know that Jill is a revolutionary and a doctor
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 08:48 am
Mary, Peter, Asim, Eustace, Alligator Snapping Turtles, and Alligators.  [livejournal.com profile] anastigmatfic is magnificent and awesome and really you have to go read this right now.

Also moonshine, the Florida swamp, and a missing camera bag.  Though I am wondering what a pair of leopard-spotted Y-fronts are and I'm too scared to google it.

    “Macrochelys temminckii is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world, Eustace,” scolded Mary, “and you’d do well to show it somerespect.”

    Mary had been ecstatic at the sight of the thing. Of course she had: what the locals called an ‘alligator snapping turtle’ was enormous, thickly spined, and resembled nothing so much as the illegitimate offspring of a rhinoceros and a pangolin – one with a bad, bad hangover and the head of a dinosaur.
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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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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 02:34 pm

For [livejournal.com profile] l_a_r_m  on her birthday.  Birthday fic!  The first part some of you might recall from the Give the Pevensies a friend commentfic.  This expands it a little bit.  Years and timing and dates are wrong wrong wrong.  Also, I borrow heavily from the ideas of John LeCarre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  The ideas are, in sum and substance, his.  I've just inserted Tebbitt and Susan into it.


Walking from the train station had not been one of George's better ideas  )