smokingmirror: (Last Unicorn)
Title: Work It Out
Series: Appearances 9
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: Duo and Trowa reconnect in the gym, and Trowa drops a bombshell. 
Word Count: 4377
Date First Posted: 
29-12-2013
Date Revised: -
Beta: Manny
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV. A long-awaited return. This sat finished on my hd for about 16 months before I finally got around to finishing its proof. 

Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: FFN



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


Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Sirius & Remus)

Title: Pressing The Flesh
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 008 - Weeks
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: post-FH
Summary: Rafi's teething, Collin's working, and the guys just need a break.
Word Count: 4115
Date First Posted: 24-05-2009
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: More fewchur-ness. I rather like this one. This one was complete around 2006, but not posted until later. Fox's suit is based on one I saw in a menswear shop window in 2003, yes, colour and all. It was a damned fine suit.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ


Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Neal Caffrey)

Title: Regime!
Series: 100 Original Fics
Character: Fox Maharassa
Author: Avarice

Prompt: 021 - Friends
Rating: G
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Wherever Collin goes, so goes Fox's nation. Sometimes literally.
Word Count: 316
Date First Posted: 08-05-2003
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Crack-like AU. Basically... Collin becomes dictator of a South American country. Fox becomes his general (this was before they were together in the comics). He had lots of sex with Fox, and made him call him 'sir'. Fox was known as the Generalisimo, and got to wear a cool hat, and an eyepatch, because he thought it made him look dangerous. Sometimes he wore two on both eyes, though. that was just dumb. They lived in a very nice presidential palace. And Fox got to pick his own staff purely on the basis of how sexy they were. Oh, he slept with some of them, too, but saved all the good stuff for Collin. (Collin knew about this, I should point out, it wasn't a secret adultery thing).
And Collin liked it when he got banged when Fox was wearing his hat.

It was posted in 2003, but my info tells me it was actually written on 15-09-2002! As you can see, Regime! as a ridiculously odd AU never got written, but elements of it crept into the comics, most notably 2004's Halloween.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ


Read more... )
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.

Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Sirius & Remus)

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

Prompt: 038 - Touch
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Touch is soothing.
Word Count: 1284
Date First Posted: 19-01-2009
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Definitely an older fic from about 2004 that was only posted in '09. The references to a very early season of American Idol date it :D
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ


Read more... )

smokingmirror: (Spidey)

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

Prompt: 004 - Insides
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Fox has deep thoughts.
Word Count: 505
Date First Posted: 03-01-2008 (written approx 2005)
Date Revised: 02-06-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: There were a bunch of fics that I wrote around 2005/06 that I just never posted for one reason or another. Whether they were just for my own personal amusement, or for Sandra specifically, I found a wealth of unposted material and decided to start inserting it into the 100 original fics if it was appropriate. This one was at least a few years old at the time of posting, as the boys were still sleeping in single beds :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.

Also Archived At: LJ




Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Angelus)
Title: Target Practice
Series: Appearances 8
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3, 2+CB
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: Duo's big mouth is always getting him into trouble.
Word Count: 4083
Date First Posted:
24-06-2009
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: DaMoyre.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
I like the burgeoning Cathy/Duo friendship. I think they'd amuse each other somewhat :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN




Read more... )
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.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN




Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Megamind)
Title: State Of Emergency
Series: Appearances 6
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: Duo's in a bind and needs a friend fast.
Word Count: 3208
Date First Posted: 25-02-2009
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: DaMoyre.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
This is up there with ep 3 as my favourite. Not only does Duo go all D&M and act like a worried parent, but there's Trowa being amusingly sarcastic, and references to one of my favourite childhood cartoons. If anyone wants to see Pecos Bill, you can find it on the Disney dvd Melody Time. I am also happy with the progression in their friendship at this point. BFFs!
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN




Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Hiroki and Nowaki)
Title: Kick Out The Jams
Series: Appearances 5
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: How will Duo's guitar-playing measure up against the combined might of Trowa and Quatre's musical talent?
Word Count: 3853
Date First Posted: 17-02-2009
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: DaMoyre.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
I hate it when all characters are perfect at everything. Duo is not good at guitar, and it's fun. I'm sure he'll get better, though. Sanchez is my friend Amy's parrot, too. He's a nut.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Spidey)
Title: Reconnaissance Blues
Series: Appearances 4
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: It's Saturday night and Duo's stuck on surveillance detail.
Word Count: 3178
Date First Posted: 29-01-2009
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: Stephanie, Babaca.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
The return of the Appearances series after a gap of 7 yrs between ep 3 and 4! I blame FFN for this... I had never uploaded these fics to FFN until 2009, and I did it as a lark. I got some really great feedback, and it made me go 'huh, these fics are still relevant'. And it really encouraged me to write some more. The 3rd ep was never meant to be the end of the series, I just moved on to other things. So... 7 yrs later, I start up again. The very last dialogue exchange is a shout-out to Bananas in Pajamas. I know... I know.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN




Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Default)
Title: Armchair Psychology
Series: Appearances 3
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: Threepenny psychological analysis; Duo style.
Word Count: 3043
Date First Posted: 31-07-2002
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: Stephanie, Babaca.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
This piece takes ranking with State of Emergency (ep 6) as my favourite. From Duo's manic inner monologue about flooring, to their discussion on how they first met the other pilots, to the D&M at the end, and the resulting Trowa catharsis and truth 'fess up... Everything just came together beautifully, and I'm so proud to have written it. Mad props to Stephanie on her beta of this fic, as well. I was so afraid of not getting down to the nuts and bolts of their D&M at the end... I didn't want to skimp on the emotion or just gloss over it. My first version lacked a lot of heart in that department, and Stephanie poked and prodded me in the right direction. The result is something I'm incredibly proud of.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN




Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Sirius & Remus)
Title: Open All Hours
Series: Appearances 2
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: It's hour of the wolf in the Preventer kitchen.
Word Count: 3112
Date First Posted: 05-02-2002
Date Revised: 29-05-2011
Beta: DaMoyre.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV.
Out of all the Appearances series, this is probably my least favourite. I know what I was trying to do, but that didn't quite mesh to my end result. The two products were vastly different. I considered rewriting it completely while doing its revision, but decided that there was no way I could think of to actually fix it properly, and get it closer to my initial vision for this installment. Besides, even if I personally don't like it much, it does its job in furthering the story with these two, threads begun and continued in this run through later sections. I guess it'll just have to stay as one of my lesser favourites :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Wolf)
Title: Godliness Is Next To Cleanliness
Series: Appearances 1
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: 2+3
Spoilers: post Endless Waltz
Summary: Duo sees a different side to Trowa.
Word Count: 2629
Date First Posted: 05-02-2002
Date Revised: 28-05-2011
Beta: DaMoyre.
Awards: Fanworkrecs fic rec, Defying The Stereotype fic rec.
Notes: Duo POV. The start of what has become a favourite series of mine, despite its rare character team-up.
I fully blame Aoi and Shoori from the defunct website Love Is A Battlefield for getting me into the Duo/Trowa combination. Because it's not a common pairing, I felt comfortable exploring it, and not feeling like I was rehashing things that had been done hundreds of times before.
The first 3 installments were very graciously recommended at some awesome sites, and I'm still so very chuffed at that. This series is the kind that doesn't get a lot of feedback, but when it does, it's wonderful and very thoughtful.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ | FFN



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Fry and Leela)
Title: Crush
Author: Avarice
Rating: G
Pairing: Rafi/Nefertari, Padma/Nefertari
Spoilers: Problematic strips in FH
Summary: Rafi has an itsy bitsy weeny crush.
Word Count: 835
Date First Posted: 05-04-2004
Date Revised: 27-05-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: Rafi's so adorably gullible.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Angelus)
Title: Three In A Bed
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Padma/Nefertari, Padma/Nefertari/Rafi
Spoilers: Problematic strips of FH
Summary: Nefertari imposes on Padma and Rafi to spend the night.
Word Count: 3085
Date First Posted: 05-02-2004
Date Revised: 27-05-2011
Beta: Tink
Awards: -
Notes: As you can see, I went through a very definitive 'young maharassas' phase. I enjoyed it, though. I like Padma/Nefi/Rafi, but more in a big friendship way than an actual romantic/sexy way. The 'go fish' game at the beginning, and P and R's odd delivery of the lines is lifted directly from the obscure show, DAAS Kapital.
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Fox and Collin)
Title: Sleeping Arrangements
Author: Avarice
Rating: G
Pairing: Padma/Rafi
Spoilers: -
Summary: It's a tight squeeze in Padma and Rafi's apartment
Word Count: 263
Date First Posted: 20-09-2003
Date Revised: 26-05-2011
Beta: -
Awards: -
Notes: These two are the most awesome brothers from other mothers ever. :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At: LJ



Read more... )
smokingmirror: (Default)
Title: Harbor
Author: Avarice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fox/Collin
Spoilers: -
Summary: Collin comes home.
Word Count: 1379
Date First Posted: 08-01-2003
Date Revised: 25-05-2011
Beta: Tink.
Awards: -
Notes: Collin POV. The flip side to Removed. Again, apart from looking at some grammatical things, I didn't touch the structure of this one, I'm too happy with how it currently sits. I like my Collin-voice, in this. Now these are both listed as F/C fics, but I think it's still technically before they became a couple, if I'm remembering correctly. They're just very close, and Collin really needs the physical and emotional support at these times, which Fox is only too happy to provide. They were written in conjunction with the events going on in the Fox and Collin LJs at the time, however, and I believe in that and the comics they were slowly getting closer in the romantic sense. But not quite there yet :)
Feedback: always welcome, as is constructive criticism.
Also Archived At:
LJ



Read more... )
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.

Also Archived At: LJ



Read more... )

Profile

smokingmirror: (Default)
The Smoking Mirror

December 2013

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 04:59 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios