smokingmirror: (Hiroki and Nowaki)

Title: Agony Aunt
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Egoist
Spoilers: later volumes of manga (vol 12 onwards)
Summary: Hiroki gets stuck being the sounding board for what he deems to be the world's problems.
Word Count: 2672
Date First Posted: 09-10-11
Date Revised: -
Beta: Eike
Awards: -
Notes: Happy return to some awesome characters! Inspired by re-watching the series.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ


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Title: Dead Reckoning
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 003 - Ends
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin, Padma/Nefertari
Spoilers: the end of FH
Summary: Nefertari and her family pull together to help Fox after he and Collin finally call it quits.
Word Count: 14142
Date First Posted: 11-07-2011
Date Revised: 17-10-2011
Beta: Eike, Fantisci, Dino.
Awards: -
Notes: If you're familiar with my work (or with me!) you know that I wasn't happy with how FH ended for my favourite characters. According to the post-script of the series, you can either go with the idea that Fox and Collin split, which would lead into the other comic OPB, or they were able to stay together. I am in the latter's camp, but recently I got to thinking about them breaking up. If I entertained the notion of them breaking up... this is how I think it would've happened. I think their characters weren't as tight or as consistently portrayed in the last year or so, but I've done my best to keep the line of story that had been happening, reconciling the old and new characterisations and doing my best to be objective about it, not subjective. To that end, this is a third person limited fic, and it follows Nefertari's experiences with the events. Many thanks to my 3 very talented betas, who put up with me pasting things to them, haranguing them, and emailing rewrites at odd hours. It was important that this fic got a really good going-over, because I wanted it to be good. I think it's about as good as I can make it right now. I hope you enjoy. :)

I had trouble naming this piece, but it came to me as I thought about Fox losing Collin becomes a directionless compass. I looked up some navigation terms and came across 'dead reckoning', which is a way to calculate one's current position using previously determined positions, then extrapolating future positions based on that data. The part I liked the best about it, however, was this:
A disadvantage of dead reckoning is that since new values are calculated solely from previous values, the errors and uncertainties of the process are cumulative, so the error and uncertainty in the value grow with time. To me, this is very indicative of what's happening with Fox right at this time, and what will happen to him in the near future.
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smokingmirror: (Wolf)

Title: Recollection
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 025 - Strangers
Rating: G
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Time has a habit of changing people.
Word Count: 230
Date First Posted: 02-06-2009
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: Eike
Awards: -
Notes: Towards the end of the series run, the boys had very much changed from the characters we first saw. Those changes can be hard to accept sometimes, especially if changes to both parties mean they don't necessarily fit as well together anymore.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

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smokingmirror: (Last Unicorn)

Title: Killing Time
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 090 - Home
Rating: G
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Fox arrives home early to find no one home.
Word Count: 1686
Date First Posted: 24-05-2009
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Written before its posting date, I estimate around 2006? I really like Fox and the Demon hanging out together.
I don't know whether I ever did a good job of it, but I wanted this piece to be a little bit of foreshadowing as to what would come. Fox was getting more and more consumed with his job at The Daily Warning, and Collin finally had a good friend outside of Fox, so he was starting to entertain himself when Fox wasn't available, which was frequently. There's also that element of Fox just expecting Collin to be there for him, and the odd realisation when he's not.

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smokingmirror: (Angelus)

Title: Addict
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 086 - Choices
Rating: G
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Collin's become quite used to his situation.
Word Count: 1071
Date First Posted: 18-01-2009
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Another older fic that was started and never finished. I opened it in '09 and wrote the ending it had needed so desperately!
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ

 

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smokingmirror: (The Doctor)

Title: Intersections In Real Time
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 034 - Not Enough
Rating: G
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: this strip
Summary: Frustration.
Word Count: 278
Date First Posted: 04-12-2008
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: When I read the above strip, I was compelled to write frustrated!Fox. His face in the second panel is just so annoyed, and my head hurts a bit from the exchange with Collin he doesn't quite catch. Story of his (latter) life.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

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smokingmirror: (Neal Caffrey)
Title: Shattered
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice
Prompt: 020 - Colourless
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Dinah, Fox/Collin
Spoilers: pre-BMB and FH
Summary: Bad news can break you.
Word Count: 902
Date First Posted: 19-10-2003
Date Revised: 31-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Fox always carried a lot guilt over not being home when Collin called him, and the way he treated Collin after this incident spelled the beginning of the end of his relationship with Dinah. The idea that his best friend could go through something like this without him really shook Fox to the very core. I'd always planned to write more about this period of time... maybe I will get to do that now :).
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Last Unicorn)
Title: The Last Post
Series: Appearances 7
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: Duo attends the funeral of a former partner and mentor.
Word Count: 4434
Date First Posted: 09-05-2009
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: DaMoyre, Sam.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
This is another of the fics from this series where I'm really happy with the end result. It took a while to strike the right balance for Duo's internal monologue. There were a lot of balls up in the air at once in this one, and I'm happy how they all meshed. I always get the feeling that Duo would avoid funerals like the plague. One part I'm really oddly pleased with is Trowa's light-hearted moment, making Duo laugh after the funeral ceremony. This garnered some incredibly thoughtful feedback, one from someone who has experienced a military funeral before. I have no prior experience with military funerals, so to get the beautiful response, I was incredibly touched and humbled.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Wolf)
Title: Narrative
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: 'All The Stars' - see notes.
Summary: Collin has many doubts about his relationship.
Word Count: 505
Date First Posted: 16-06-2003
Date Revised: 26-05-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Collin POV. Stream of consciousness from Collin about all his insecurities. It refers a bit to a short comic no longer online that Sandra did around the time this was written, detailing a very low point in Collin's life where he tried to take his own life. This was around the time Fox was with Dinah, though the two events are unrelated. The result is that Collin is very skeptical of relationships and suffers from much self-doubt. Sadly, I know how the story does end up. :(
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Spidey)
Title: Obligations
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Collin goes home for Easter.
Word Count: 3159
Date First Posted: 24-04-2003
Date Revised: 26-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: In a mirror to Hearth And Home for Fox, Collin's little jaunts home are very much forced. This was the first appearance of Collin's parents, before they appeared in FH in any way, shape or form. In fact, the LJ version will have different names, as their given names were changed just prior to their first actual appearance in the comic. For accuracy to canon, my revision has included their names being updated to the correct ones. What just amused me, though, was finding all the references to 'Benny' and changing them to 'Jerry'... get it? Haha. This also marks a reference to the friendship beads that cropped up in the Fox and Collin LJs, as well as many a strip, being worn by Fox and Collin. In rereading FH I found a strip from 2004 where Jerry is very much on the same tangent:
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smokingmirror: (Hiroki and Nowaki)
Title: Solace
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Fox and Collin need to make up.
Word Count: 791
Date First Posted: 17-04-2003
Date Revised: 26-05-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Collin POV. Another one of those fics inspired by the goings on at the Fox and Collin LJs. Oh, how I miss those. Anyway, the boys had funny situations back then. Collin would feel down sometimes, but not for any particularly nameable reason, and his inability to explain to Fox why he was down would sometimes cause problems. He felt like he had to have a reason, and Fox did too, in a way. Silly Fox. But Collin's learning about how a proper relationship works, and rather than be avoidant he does pursue the boy and clears the air.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Fry and Leela)

Title: Removed
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: general FH
Summary: Collin leaves to spend Christmas with his parents.
Word Count: 1218
Date First Posted: 30-12-2002
Date Revised: 25-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Fox POV. Removed and its unofficial companion, Harbor, were written while I was still working on the mammoth All The King's Horses, to help me work through writer's block in different sections. Even after all this time, and even revising them, I only changed some punctuation. I am happy with the flow and the emotion and the subject matter and... eeeverything :) These two fics also garnered me a wealth of really thoughtful and wonderful feedback, and I still thank you guys for caring.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

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smokingmirror: (Fox and Collin)
Title: Disposable Teens
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Dinah
Spoilers: pre FH as well as any appearances in BMB
Summary: Fox suffers some serious depression when Dinah leaves him in senior year.
Word Count: 2314
Date First Posted: 11-06-2002
Date Revised: 25-05-2011
Beta: Tink
Awards: -
Notes: Collin POV. I finally fixed it! There were some things in the way I wrote Stuart the annoying hall monitor that had been bugging me for YEARS, so I finally corrected them. Other than that, I've always been so happy with how the rest of this fic came out. This was my first FH (or rather, Fox and Collin) fic ever, as well. This means I've been writing about these guys for nearly 10 years. Wow. No wonder they feel like old friends. :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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Title: All The King's Horses
Author: Avarice
Rating: R
Pairing: Tybalt/Harley, Mikhael/Harley, Mikhael/Tybalt.
Spoilers: Mikhael and Harley's temporary breakup in the comics.
Summary: Harley gets to know Tybalt during a difficult period in his life, and finds that they're not so different.

Word Count: 17183
Date First Posted: 24-02-2003
Date Revised: 23-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes:
Harley POV, This is AU, because it branches off from BMB canon from the time Mikhael finds out that an anonymous person kissed Harley at a party, and Harley failed to tell him about it, so Mik kicks him out. Some events have been changed to make it 'what if?', as well as some being added before a critical canon juncture. Apart from those little changes, it hopefully sticks to canon strips fairly well, and explains the situation regarding the Dean from Mik and Tybalt's past. This represented months of work, as I'm not terribly good at writing volume quickly. I hope you enjoy it!
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism. -- In my LJ I got some of the most wonderful, thoughtful, and personally satisfying (as an author) feedback I've ever gotten for something I've written. And I was lazy and I didn't always respond to it all. I'd like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank every single person that ever replied to this fic, it has been a personal favourite of mine for years, and to have had such an amazing response to it, still makes me very happy. I still go to the LJ pages listed below to read it because it makes me terribly thrilled and pleased.
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smokingmirror: (Hiroki and Nowaki)
Title: Perspectives
Series: Chalk And Charcoal
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Mikhael/Tybalt
Spoilers: pre BMB
Summary: The trials and tribulations of moving in together. June 1995.

Word Count: 3177
Date First Posted: 2003
Date Revised: 22-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Multiple POV. Tybalt has a growing sense of dread as to how he's becoming invested in the relationship. I think Ty's section is my favourite, especially the first part where he's bouncing between cold feet and feeling guilt.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Wolf)
Title: Reflection
Series: Chalk And Charcoal
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Mikhael/Tybalt
Spoilers: pre BMB
Summary: Snapshot out of a day. December 1994.

Word Count: 1101
Date First Posted: 08-02-2002
Date Revised: 22-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: The Santa photographer line is in there because I used to be one. :) One of the reasons these fics were so much fun to write was that I got to invent a whole lot of stuff, using a very basic framework to work from. This backstory of Mik's hadn't been explored in BMB, and I only knew it from talking to Sandra about it. With the basic ideas of what happened, it gave me a lot of flexibility to play with events. If we call C&C canon mik/ty before BMB started, it makes Tybalt missing out on seeing his parents at that juncture quite significant. This is explored in my WIP AU fic, Rewriting History.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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Title: Reparations
Series: Chalk And Charcoal
Author: Avarice
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Mikhael/Tybalt, Tybalt OC
Spoilers: pre BMB
Summary: Can amends be made after a not-so-private fight? Continues from 'Sympathy for the Devil'. October 1994.

Word Count: 4509
Date First Posted: 29-12-2001
Date Revised: 22-05-2011
Beta: Tink, Brandon.
Awards: -
Notes: d'aaww.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At:
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smokingmirror: (Angelus)
Title: Sympathy For The Devil
Series: Chalk And Charcoal
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Mikhael/Tybalt, Tybalt/OC
Spoilers: pre BMB
Summary: The boys attend a halloween party. October 1994.

Word Count: 4695
Date First Posted: 11-12-2001
Date Revised: 22-05-2011
Beta: Tink, Brandon.
Awards: -
Notes: Aeons ago there was an accompanying piece of art to this. It was hot. That is all. It was just a happy coincidence that IWAV came out in this period of time, as it fitted the situation and characters early. Also, added that touch of TiH to BMB Tybalt. Of course he likes vampire movies :D
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
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smokingmirror: (Neal Caffrey)

Title: Shades Of Memory
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Tybalt/Harley
Spoilers: -
Summary: Tybalt dwells on his past.
Word Count: 1295
Date First Posted: 20-11-2001
Date Revised: 21-05-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Harley POV. AU fic in which Harley hooked up with Tybalt instead of Mikhael. According to a conversation I had with the creator of BMB years ago, she said that when transplanting the cast from TiH to BMB, it was a 50/50 toss-up as to whether it was going to be Mik/Harl or Tybalt/Harl as that primary relationship. Mik/Harl obviously won, but I wondered what the flip-side might've been like. I maintain that the Harley in a relationship with Tybalt would have a few key differences in his makeup, being influenced by a different partner. For one, he'd be a lot better at manipulation.
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smokingmirror: (Wolf)

Title: Apparitions
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Mikhael/Harley, Mikhael/Tybalt
Spoilers: -
Summary: You can't help who you dream about.
Word Count:
Date First Posted: 01-09-2002
Date Revised: 21-05-2011
Beta: Mattie, Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Dreamfic. I am so happy with the imagery in this one.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ



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