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Title: What We Are or Might Have Been (3/8)
Author: Seraphtrevs (My Fic Masterlist)
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar
Rating: R
Genre: Tragicomedy
Word Count: (this part) ~4600
Warnings: Contains depictions of characters suffering from mental illness
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit made, etc.
Summary: Sequel to Down To This. Company man Sylar has brought a superpowered (and psychotic) Mohinder to the Primatech facility in Hartsdale for treatment. After some finagling, he manages to get himself put in charge of Mohinder's recovery. With Mohinder by his side, Sylar hopes to live his newly minted dream of being Gabriel Petrelli, a Good Guy with a nice house in the suburbs, a loving partner, and a (relatively) honest job. Changing his identity, however, is proving to be much more difficult than he originally assumed, particularly when the people around him refuse to let him forget about his past.
A/N: Thanks once again to my beta, the fantastic [livejournal.com profile] aurilly!

This is a WIP. I've finished five of the eight chapters, and I'll be posting one chapter a week(ish).

Introduction and Table of Contents
Prologue and Chapter One
Chapter Two

Chapter Three )
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Title: What We Are or Might Have Been (2/8)
Author: Seraphtrevs (My Fic Masterlist)
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar
Rating: R
Genre: Tragicomedy
Word Count: (this part) ~3200
Warnings: Contains depictions of characters suffering from mental illness
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit made, etc.
Summary: Sequel to Down To This. Company man Sylar has brought a superpowered (and psychotic) Mohinder to the Primatech facility in Hartsdale for treatment. After some finagling, he manages to get himself put in charge of Mohinder's recovery. With Mohinder by his side, Sylar hopes to live his newly minted dream of being Gabriel Petrelli, a Good Guy with a nice house in the suburbs, a loving partner, and a (relatively) honest job. Changing his identity, however, is proving to be much more difficult than he originally assumed, particularly when the people around him refuse to let him forget about his past.
A/N: Lots and lots of thanks to the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] aurilly for the beta!

This is a WIP. I've finished five of the eight chapters, and I'll be posting one chapter a week(ish) in order to allow myself time to complete the rest.

Introduction and Table of Contents
Prologue and Chapter One

Chapter Two )
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My regular beta is otherwise occupied at the moment. I was planning to ~go it alone~ with "What We Are," but every time I look at it, I see yet another typo. I also need someone with a fresh perspective to look it over for any inconsistencies, point out anything that's confusing, etc. This fic has undergone many drafts, and I'm too close to it to see if I've caught everything.

Since I'm posting one chapter a week, I need someone with a pretty quick turn-around. Chapters are about 3000 - 4000 words long.

So - any takers? :D?
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Title: What We Are or Might Have Been (1/?)
Author: Seraphtrevs (My Fic Masterlist)
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar
Rating: R
Genre: Tragicomedy
Word Count: (this part) ~3600
Warnings: Contains depictions of characters suffering from mental illness
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit made, etc.
Summary: Sequel to Down To This. Company man Sylar has brought a superpowered (and psychotic) Mohinder to the Primatech facility in Hartsdale for treatment. After some finagling, he manages to get himself put in charge of Mohinder's recovery. With Mohinder by his side, Sylar hopes to live his newly minted dream of being Gabriel Petrelli, a Good Guy with a nice house in the suburbs, a loving partner, and a (relatively) honest job. Changing his identity, however, is proving to be much more difficult than he originally assumed, particularly when the people around him refuse to let him forget about his past.
A/N: This fic is a Volume 3 AU. In order to avoid dragging the narrative down with exposition, I've written an introduction that explains what happened in this universe versus canon.

Fair warning: this is a WIP. I've finished five of the eight chapters, and I'll be posting one chapter a week in order to allow myself time to complete the rest. Aaaaaand it's gotten away from me and is definitely more than eight chapters at this point.


Prologue and Chapter One )
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Title: What We Are or Might Have Been
Author: Seraphtrevs (My Fic Masterlist)
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar
Rating: R
Genre: Tragicomedy
Warnings: Contains depictions of characters suffering from mental illness
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit made, etc.
Summary: Sequel to Down To This. Company man Sylar has brought a superpowered (and psychotic) Mohinder to the Primatech facility in Hartsdale for treatment. After some finagling, he manages to get himself put in charge of Mohinder's recovery. With Mohinder by his side, Sylar hopes to live his newly minted dream of being Gabriel Petrelli, a Good Guy with a nice house in the suburbs, a loving partner, and a (relatively) honest job. Changing his identity, however, is proving to be much more difficult than he originally assumed, particularly when the people around him refuse to let him forget about his past.


Introduction )

Prologue and Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
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1) Hi! I'm still lurking around, but you would not believe how busy a one and a half year old baby keeps you. One of these days, I'll get around to posting pics.

2) Last Man won an award! Thanks so much to the person who nominated me (and holy cow, definitely unexpected - it's been two and a half years since I started that fic!)

3) I'm still working on my next Mohinder/Sylar fic, but the title has changed from "I Have Not Found the Science" to "What You Were or Would Be Otherwise." It's also undergone several other mutations and will end up much longer than I initially anticipated. I was guessing about 28,000 words, but now I'm thinking I'm going to remove some scenes. WHO KNOWS, though. Don't know when I'll start posting.

And I broke ground on my DS9 Garak/Bashir novel! \o/ Writing has been going great - I still move at a snail's pace, but at least I'm moving again. It's such a great feeling! :D
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Title: They Stumble That Run Fast
Author: [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs Fic Masterlist
Pairing: Bashir/Garak
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~4300
Genre: Humor, Romance
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit made, etc.
Spoiler alert: up through "The Die is Cast"
Summary: When Julian became romantically involved with Garak, he knew he was going to have to put up with a few eccentricities. However, Garak's continued insistence on keeping their relationship a secret has left him both irritated and baffled. He's determined to find out why Garak is so adamant about it, but getting a straight answer from Garak is not the easiest of tasks.

A/N: This fic is a surprise birthday present for my best friend and beta, [livejournal.com profile] marenpaisley. Happy birthday, bb!

Julian hated mornings. )
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1) Been meaning to post Christmas photos but haven't got the chance - Hunter has become quite the handful, which means I usually get to pick only one thing to do for myself in any given day, and I've been choosing to...

2) Write! I've added little progress bars to my fic masterlist page - I've had such good success with losing weight by using an online calorie counter that I figured that keeping track of my word count might help me write. Obviously, I've had to guesstimate the lengths by how many chapters I'm planning and how long I intend each of them to be. "I Have Not Found the Science" is a third of the way done! Woo hoo! And ha ha, the DS9 one is going to be 75,000 words. D:
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Congresswoman shot in Arizona

I can't...I don't have words. I feel sick.
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I need your halp!

So I'm working on my next Mylar fic, which will be a sequel to Down to This. In order for my fic to work, I've had to alter a lot of what happens in canon, but figuring out exactly what to alter and how to alter has been headache inducing – it's like trying to comb out a large, nasty knot of hair. My fic is not going to incorporate all of these storylines (Hiro, Ando, Daphne, Claire, and Elle do not appear in this fic, and Nathan and Matt only appear tangentially.) I just want to have an idea of what's going on with everyone so the events of my fic make sense in a larger context. (And well, it's also just kind of fun to make up an alternative to the mess that was Volume 3.)

SO THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. I've written out the various changes I've made. I think I've accounted for everything here, but I'm not sure. So – nitpick me! Does this make sense? Is there anything I haven't accounted for? I'm not worried about ironing out every little wrinkle, but I want it to be plausible. The parts that I've changed are in regular font; the parts that are the same as canon (or close enough to the same as to make no difference) are in italics. My asides and questions for you are in bold.

Under the cut )
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] bellonablack

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

So, ask me questions! What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.
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Title: If You Were the Last Man on Earth
Book Three: Summer
(4/4)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] seraphtrevs
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar
Rating: R
Word count: this part: ~5,400
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit made, etc.
WARNING: Violence
Spoiler alert: up through the end of season 2
Summary: AU - It's been a year and a half since the Shanti virus dropped and devastated the planet. After refusing to conduct inhumane experiments in the search for a cure, Mohinder is made into an unwilling test subject by his former colleagues. When Mohinder thinks that things can't get any worse, he is unexpectedly rescued by Sylar, who has plans that include world domination, ultimate power, and domestic bliss. Mohinder isn't sure he's better off.

A/N: So! IT IS FINALLY FINISHED. And for the final time (for this fic at least), I want to thank my patient, meticulous, tireless, beautiful beta, [livejournal.com profile] marenpaisley. (You know, it's really amazing - she's been my best friend since we were both wee little fangirls, and by sheer luck she turned out to be the most incredible beta an author could ask for. What are the odds?)


Previous parts:

Book One: Winter
Chapter One: A Dubious Rescue, an Improbable Savior, and the Subtle Pleasures of Accurate Time-Keeping
Chapter Two: Clockwork Comfort and Terrifying Tenderness at the Rest and Service Station
Chapter Three: The Trouble with Cockroaches, or Domestic Bliss in Piedmont, Missouri
Chapter Four: How to Keep Your Man: And Keep Him for Good

Book Two: Spring
Chapter One: Better Homes and Gardens and a Happy New Year
Chapter Two: The Morning After, Or a Prophecy Fulfilled
Chapter Three: Lies and Stormy Skies

Book Three: Summer
Chapter One: Familiarity Breeds Consent
Chapter Two: The Capital of the World
Chapter Three: A Monster Then, A Dream

Chapter Four: Out of Eden )
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VOTE!

Awards!

Sep. 21st, 2010 01:06 pm
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Hooray, I won some awards!

Best Characterization: Major (Adult) - Down to This (for the portrayal of Sylar)(in a tie)
Best Drama (Adult): Reprieve
Best General (Adult): Down to This
Best Humor (Adult): The Vagina Dialogue (in a tie)
Mind-Blowing Description (Vignette): The Dead Bell
Amazing Dialogue (Adult): Reprieve

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congrats to all the winners/nominees!
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Pounds lost: 10

Teeth gained by Hunter: 4

Words written:

13,191 - Enjoinment outline (my DS9 Garak/Bashir fic) (Yes, the outline. This is going to end up being an awful lot of words considering the first grain of the idea for it was "lol, wouldn't it be awesome and hilarious if Garak and Bashir had to pretend to be married?" D:)

2,013 - If You Were the Last Man on Earth, Book 3, Chapter Four: Out of Eden (which sounds less than impressive, but I've had to rewrite it literally four times already. BUT IT'S FINALLY WORKING THE WAY I WANT IT TO. AND I HAVE A TITLE. \0/)

3,281 - I Have Not Found the Science, sequel to Down to This. (And yeah, I need another WIP like I need herpes, but it's only four parts and I have something to say about Sylar - I want to write a Sylar "redemption" story (for certain given definitions of "redemption.") And it's 75% ridiculous dialogue, so.)

I feel very accomplished! :D
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VOTE for your favorite fics at [info]heroes_faves !
Voting ends Sept. 13 at 23:59 EST.




Just finished casting my votes. And aw, I'm feeling all sentimental, since it's probably the last Heroes awards I'll participate in. It was a fun ride, Heroes! :')
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So there's yet another stupid article about why women folk would ever like man-on-man action. I'm not going to go into why it's stupid, and I'm not going to get into the whole "why slash?" thing because we've been down this road 34431246083564387 times, and there's not any one answer anyway. In the immortal words of Strong Bad: "Everyone is different - no two people are not on fire."

HOWEVER, it did get me to thinking: the writers of these sorts of articles always assume that the people reading and writing slash must be envisioning themselves in the fic somehow. It never seems to cross their minds that maybe some of us don't. It's like asking whether or not the sun rises in the morning. Of course it does, and of course we do. It's completely inconceivable that anyone wouldn't, so they don't even think to ask.

And that seems to be an assumption that our society makes about all fiction, sexually explicit or otherwise. If you like superhero movies, you obviously must fantasize about being a superhero. If you like romantic comedies, you must fantasize about quirkily meeting the perfect guy/gal. And if you like watching BDSM porn, it's obviously what you do (or would like to do) in the bedroom.

The thing is, I never project myself into anything, porn-y or otherwise. I have my favorite characters, but I never identify with any particular one over another. Even my dreams are often in third person.

And when it comes to porn, what I like to read almost never has anything to do with my IRL sex life. Dirty talk is a mood killer. BDSM scenes give me the giggles. Grand romantic gestures make me uncomfortable. I don't like anal sex. Etc. I like reading about all of those things, but I don't want to do them, or even imagine doing them.

So is self-insertion really the norm that society seems to think it is? LET'S FIND OUT:


[Poll #1607675]

Hooray!

Aug. 7th, 2010 01:16 pm
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So I got some nominations over at [livejournal.com profile] heroes_faves! :D Thanks very much to the people who nom'd me - it's always nice to hear that people still like my fics, even though it's been a thousand years since I've posted anything.

And nominations are still open! I'm going to make a few here myself in a minute.

ETA: Aaaaand done! :D

And it looks like there's no rule against nom'ing yourself, so I threw my hat into the ring for a few more of the categories - a lot of them are looking very empty. It would suck if some of the categories were taken out due to lack of nominations, so don't be shy about nom'ing your own stuff!
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As a nerd, I am contractually obligated to say Firefly. Protesters even take to the streets to object to its unjust cancellation. It was easily Joss' best show, and I say this as a huge Buffy and Angel fan. I mean, Buffy and Angel both took about a season to find themselves, whereas Firefly was effing amazing right from the start. I weep when I think of what it could have possibly been.

HOWEVER, we did have Serenity, which was great and gave me a pretty good sense of closure, so when I think of cancellations that really left gaping holes in my heart, I think of two shows: Better Off Ted and Deadwood.

Better Off Ted )

Deadwood )

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