kittydesade: (serene)
Title: Don't Dress Your Cat In An Apron
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Marcone, OC
Word Count: ~5300 words
Rating: R
Summary: Marcone has managed to keep his love life a carefully guarded secret, including its... differences. That doesn't mean, however, that he won't fight to protect and keep it.
A/N: Contains discussion and description of transgender and transsexuality and abortion. Thanks, as always, to Kiki and Anna for betaing, and to Bean for putting up with me.

"Don't dress your cat in an apron, just 'cause he's learning to bake
Don't put your horse in a nightgown, just 'cause she can't stay awake
Don't dress your snake in a muumuu, just 'cause he's off on a cruise
Don't dress your whale in galoshes if she really prefers overshoes
A person should wear what he wants to
And not just what other folk say
A person should do what she likes to
A person's a person that way."
-- Don't Dress Your Cat In An Apron
Billy de Wolfe


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kittydesade: (never deal with a dragon)
日本語 )

Well. I've only doubled my minimum word count for the week. Holy shit. Plus, caught up on where I should be as far as word count for the year goes. Plus, most of that is kicking ass on projects I need to be kicking ass on, rather than dicking around with nothing in particular. And that's for now, I do expect that to go up somewhat as I have three and a half scenes to finish. At the very least. And assuming each of those scenes are 1k long or so, which they usually are, that's a lot of words to add.

Hi, my name's Jag, and I'm a writer.

Less thrilling! I'm finally doing the filing I've been putting off and putting off at work because I had a vase of pretty flowers in front of the stack of papers I needed to file and actually sorting through all those on a day to day basis... well, used to be a pain in the ass. Back when I actually shipped stuff. Now I answer phones and man the front and hope to ship stuff, except Monday, when I actually do. It's very sad. And kind of worrying. What can you do, though? Well, I guess you could start a shoe factory for transvestite performers, but other than that.

In other randomness, someone remind me to do the Eb and Maggie fic I found earlier today, 'Wild Horses.' It's not squicky, I promise, it's a Maggie-as-a-child fic, which now I actually kind of want to explore because it's all poignant and cute. Something to do with her on the farm. I have a vague outline but nothing too specific. Especially not since JMM took away their prompt requirements.

Also, I will never again be able to say the words 'turret gun' without cracking up. This may be a problem in the future.


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kittydesade: (morning ugh)
日本語 )

Oh! Something I forgot to mention this morning. The hawk is back! And evidently none the smarter. It sat in blue jay territory. Whereupon the blue jays took turns in correcting it of this grievous error. The poor thing looked deeply harassed, but I imagine the blue jays felt more harassed at having a bigass interloper in their territory.

... Oh my god, Jim Butcher just tweeted me twice. Like, I had a mini conversation with Jim Butcher. This makes me squeeful.

... Three times. THREE. TIMES. I about had a fangirl heart attack and died! (And then I did my Japanese like a good little girl, because Jim told me to.)

Ahem. Breathing. Remembering to breathe. Squee! Jim Butcher twittered me three times! Three! Times! Squee!

Care package sent. Other package sent, minus dress because I am a dingbat and forgot to grab it when I left this morning. I will grab it either tomorrow morning or (possibly more likely) put it in my satchel over the weekend and then bring it Monday and ship it then. Because I am a dingbat who can't remember stuff. I still have a blanket at home that's a baby blanket sample for a kit we sell, that I took home to finish sewing the binding on and never actually remembered to take back in. I should do this Monday, too.

Care package sent, UPS shipping gone, bills paid. I has paycheck! Which means after I finish wicking I should run up to the bank and deposit that sucker. I will say, my Japanese is getting smoother both to type and to think in; I'm remembering more, and it's kind of nice. Russian is getting easier to read although I still have vocab flubs although! If vocab is one of my biggest problems right now, a) that's relatively easy to solve if kind of time consuming and b) it means I'm retaining more of the grammar and structure and rules and things. German, as always, is just weird. I have very little idea of how I'm doing in German. Probably well. Possibly just screwy.

Ugh. Thinking of something. Thinking of something. I can't think of anything else, which means it's time to get down to writing. And think of what I want to cook for dinner tonight, which, fortunately we have some chicken already cut up and ready. That was a minor bit of panic/irritation. Needs moar meat foodstuffs. Ah well. Writings happen now. Because Jim Butcher said so.

Squee!

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kittydesade: (not all of wisdom brings joy)
Title: The Farther Shore
Fandom: Dresden Files (so AU as to be entirely original but for a couple of names)
Characters: Stephen de la Marck, Max Parker
Word Count: 1,255
Rating: PG
Summary: Max and Stephen discuss Stephen's daughter's diagnosis.
A/N: It's Autism Awareness Day. Please spare a moment today for a kind thought or a prayer, a donation or a kind word, or just to educate yourself on autism. We still know so very little about it, and we need to know much, much more to help the millions upon millions of people who have it.




"The doctor made the diagnosis last week. Martha Liberty confirmed it." He'd had Stella to see the healer because he wasn't sure if there might be some other, magical explanation for how the girl was growing. Evidently, his and Solace's instincts had been correct. Much as he hadn't wanted that to be the case.

Max nodded slightly, keeping pace. "What do we do now?"

Stephen's mouth twitched slightly into what passed for a smile today. Tomorrow there might be more of one. "We study. We read ... what must be done. She will learn to ... to speak. Eventually."

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kittydesade: by <user name="nope"> (novel idea (nopejr))
Title: When The Man Comes Around
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Harry Dresden, Elaine, Karrin Murphy, Cowl, Marcone, Thomas Raith, and Molly Carpenter. And Carlos
Word Count 16,600+
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's the end of the world, and it's starting in Chicago at the hands of the Black Council. (Presumes knowledge up to Turn Coat.)

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5

v. i'd love to wear a rainbow every day )
kittydesade: by <user name="nope"> (novel idea (nopejr))
Title: When The Man Comes Around
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Harry Dresden, Elaine, Karrin Murphy, Cowl, Marcone, Thomas Raith, and Molly Carpenter. And Carlos
Word Count 16,600+
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's the end of the world, and it's starting in Chicago at the hands of the Black Council. (Presumes knowledge up to Turn Coat.)

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5

iv. i may be right i may be wrong )
kittydesade: by <user name="nope"> (novel idea (nopejr))
Title: When The Man Comes Around
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Harry Dresden, Elaine, Karrin Murphy, Cowl, Marcone, Thomas Raith, and Molly Carpenter. And Carlos
Word Count 16,600+
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's the end of the world, and it's starting in Chicago at the hands of the Black Council. (Presumes knowledge up to Turn Coat.)

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5

iii. I fell for you like a child )
kittydesade: by <user name="nope"> (novel idea (nopejr))
Title: When The Man Comes Around
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Harry Dresden, Elaine, Karrin Murphy, Cowl, Marcone, Thomas Raith, and Molly Carpenter. And Carlos
Word Count 16,600+
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's the end of the world, and it's starting in Chicago at the hands of the Black Council. (Presumes knowledge up to Turn Coat.)

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5

ii. I keep a close watch on this heart of mine )
kittydesade: by <user name="nope"> (novel idea (nopejr))
Title: When The Man Comes Around
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Harry Dresden, Elaine, Karrin Murphy, Cowl, Marcone, Thomas Raith, and Molly Carpenter. And Carlos
Word Count 16,600+
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's the end of the world, and it's starting in Chicago at the hands of the Black Council. (Presumes knowledge up to Turn Coat.)


Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5
1. i shot a man in reno just to watch him die )
kittydesade: (Default)
Title: We Don't Need No Education (Part 2 of 7)
Fandom: The Dresden Files
Characters: Donald Morgan, Anastasia Luccio, Rashid, Claire Bernier (OC), Svetlana Ivanova (OC), others
Word Count: 4,286/~24,000
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A week with the Warden trainees, medical seminar. Author's Notes in Part 1.
Part 1 || Part 2

Claire woke up to the sun shining through the narrow window at the top of the opposite bunk straight into her eyes, and the sound of someone swearing under his breath below her line of vision. Beneath her, she could hear the soft sound of Sveta's breathing, but the bunk across from her was empty. She wondered if Luccio had been to bed yet.

Landing softly on the balls of her feet made Morgan startle and look up though not, she noted, with a sword in his hand or any sort of weapon. Either he wasn't as hair-triggered as she'd half expected him to be or he'd heard her waking up. And either way it was probably for the best, since he was or had been rubbing his wrist with his good hand.

"Painful?" she asked, with an arched eyebrow and what would have been a cool look had she not yawned immediately after the question.

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kittydesade: (Default)
Title: We Don't Need No Education (Part 1 of 7)
Fandom: The Dresden Files
Characters: Donald Morgan, Anastasia Luccio, Rashid, Claire Bernier (OC), Svetlana Ivanova (OC), others
Word Count: 3,314/~24,000
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A week with the Warden trainees, medical seminar.
A/N: When I was reading Turn Coat, I spent half the book whimpering and cringing and hoping Butcher would pull [spoiler redacted] out of it. Alas, no. That bastard Butcher broke my heart, so I resolved to fix it the way every good fangirl does: with fanfic! This is part 1 of several, which is in and of itself only the opening to the actual fix. The groundwork, as it were. Many, many thanks to my lovely betas, [livejournal.com profile] adsartha and [livejournal.com profile] kikibug13, first of all, for putting up with me while I was working on this behemoth.



"Sit down."

Wardens. Honestly. Though from the look Morgan was giving her he thought the same thing about uppity young healers. She knew better. She was neither uppity nor as young as he likely believed her to be, and he was still injured. And had been lifting a heavy sword with at least a sprained wrist.

"Well, it doesn't look like you've aggravated your injuries," Claire sighed, tossing the bandage into a pile of dirty cloth and pulling a clean one and a splint from her bag. "You can thank whatever deity you pray to for that one."

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kittydesade: (walking on sunshine)
Title: A Rest-Day
Fandom: The Dresden Files
Characters: Justin DuMorne, Maggie LeFay DuMorne (AU. obviously)
Word Count: 1,460
Rating: PG
Summary: Solace takes the twins for a day to give her parents a day of rest.
A/N: Happy (belated) birthday, [livejournal.com profile] kastor_disaster

"No, Pollux, don't eat that," Maggie told her young son, gently lifting the spoon out of his one-year-old mouth. One year old today. It seemed a miracle.

As much for the circumstance of his birth as anything, considering. It seemed so long ago, and yet it was only a year. One year, in which nothing significant had happened and yet everything had been significant. All the little things that they had used to rebuild the relationship between her and her husband, Solace and her father. And of course, building a relationship with the twins. It seemed amazing that they had managed so much in so little time. So little time, and yet so very long ago.

Solace was giving them time alone together. She knew what it meant to have that year that Maggie had never imagined she would have again.

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kittydesade: by <user name="nope"> (novel idea)
Title: The Star's Alphabet
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Warden Carlos Ramirez
Word Count: 3,813
Rating: PG
Summary: The Star's alphabet. Warden Carlos Ramirez, from A to Zee, my interpretations and understandings of him.

A is for Abandon )
kittydesade: (Default)
Title: The Star's Alphabet
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book)
Characters: Warden Carlos Ramirez
Word Count: 3,813
Rating: PG
Summary: The Star's alphabet. Warden Carlos Ramirez, from A to Zee, my interpretations and understandings of him.

A is for Abandon )
kittydesade: (sister salvation)
Title: The Warrior's Alphabet
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book, mostly)
Characters: Warden Morgan
Word Count: 2,857
Rating: PG
Summary: The Warrior's alphabet. Warden Donald Morgan, from A to Zee, my interpretations and understandings of him.

A is for Action )
kittydesade: (sister salvation)
Title: The Warrior's Alphabet
Fandom: The Dresden Files (book, mostly)
Characters: Warden Morgan
Word Count: 2,857
Rating: PG
Summary: The Warrior's alphabet. Warden Donald Morgan, from A to Zee, my interpretations and understandings of him.

A is for Action )
kittydesade: (lover (male))
Title: Sunshine and Shadow
Fandom: Very, very loosely Dresden Files
Characters: Stephen LaMarck (OC)/Max Parker (OC), with Stella LaMarck (OC)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,922
Summary: Two men and a little lady; a scene in the life of a small portion of a family
A/N: Written for the Prop 8 meme and much, much delayed. Stephen is mine, his lover Max is [livejournal.com profile] kikibug13's, and much much thanks to her for being so patient with me while I dragged this out kicking and screaming.

There was still warmth to be had outside, despite the lateness of the season. Solace and Claudia had taken advantage of it by taking Sammy and the twins out for a girls' day out; Stephen was taking advantage of it and the rare time off to be with Max out on the balcony with Stella.

Stephen himself was seated and leaned up against the outer wall of the house, watching Max gravely and deliberately teach Stella how to fold paper into pleasings shapes. It was a pleasure to see. The work was repetitive, motions carried over from one paper crane to the next until she was gravely, deliberately making crane after crane to add to the heap that was growing behind her. It reminded him of a story he had heard long ago, from a Knight of the Cross. One thousand paper cranes would turn into real birds and fly up and carry one wish to the heavens. One thousand paper cranes would grant your most hopeful and dire dream.

He wasn't sure he believed it, but given the world in which they lived, anything was possible.

"Would you even want your fondest wish to be granted," Stephen murmured, half to himself, half to Max. "With all the ways things could happen."

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kittydesade: (not all of wisdom brings joy)
Title: Suil a Ruin
Fandom: The Dresden Files
Characters: Morgan, OC
Word Count: 4,057
Rating: PGish
Summary: Morgan is going to take a leave of absence whether he wants to or not.

"Tai chi?"

I nodded, trying to keep concentrating on my form. I'd been practicing for a couple of years now, but it certainly wasn't my strong point. I had to concentrate to make the proper movements while keeping my stance and posture straight, my muscles with just the proper amount of tension and relaxation, my joints loose and my weight balanced. It was harder than it had looked in the beginning. Give it five or ten years, though, I might master it.

I would have expected a chuckle from him at the way I must have looked. Skilled warrior, untrained novice. But this was Morgan, and he wasn't a chuckling kind of a guy.

And the next thing I knew he was standing behind me, and his arms were coming around my body alongside mine.

"Your stance isn't quite…" He stopped in mid-sentence and his hands covered my wrists. "Here."

I didn't know Morgan knew tai chi.

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kittydesade: (bob the sorcerer)
Title: Hopeless
Fandom: The Dresden Files (TV)
Characters: Bob/Hrothbert of Bainbridge, Winifred
Word Count: 1,853
Rating: PG. Still ish.
Summary: What Bob did, from the other side.
Spoilers: For Soul Beneficiary and, kind of, What About Bob


She hadn't slept since it happened. Not well, anyway. Nightmares such as she had never known in her other life, nights where she woke sitting bolt upright in bed with the taste of blood froth in her mouth. The arrow still in her side, not painful but an obstruction, a sense of something protruding from inside her body that shouldn't be there. It had lasted only a few moments before everything was, thankfully, over. Now it would last for the rest of her unnatural life.

It was nothing short of brilliance to have accomplished it, even she admitted that. But it was the sort of brilliance that was accompanied by madness, by single-minded obsession and fanaticism in the pursuit of one's goal, and all that attention had been directed at her. That alone would have been enough to terrify her, without the nightmares.

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kittydesade: (bob the sorcerer)
Title: Lifeless
Fandom: The Dresden Files (tv)
Characters: Bob/Hrothbert of Bainbridge, Winifred
Word Count: 1,554
Rating: PG. Ish.
Summary: What Bob did to be condemned to his skull for all eternity.
Spoilers: For Soul Beneficiary.

He hadn't meant to.

Afterwards she still wasn't the same but at least she was there, alive, warm, in his arms. She was quieter, and it took some time for the members of the household to recover from the shock of her presence, when she was supposed to be dead. But they only had that through rumors. As distant and withdrawn as she was, it was easy enough for him to convince them that she had simply been injured, and was recovering.

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