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Sunday, January 30th, 2011 06:31 pm
Title: Morning Shows The Day (or) Iruka and Kakashi's Excellent Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: One moment ten-year-old Umino Iruka is pulling his most daring prank, and the next he's in the middle of a bloody battlefield. What is going on, and who is this strange masked boy with him?
Contains [warnings]: Some violence, children as soldiers, bra theft
Author's Notes:  Written for [livejournal.com profile] jofelly  on the KakaIru fest.. Special thanks to the many people who patiently listened to me whine as I figured out the plot, and others who worked to correct it. [livejournal.com profile] alexb49 , [livejournal.com profile] yukinoomoni , [livejournal.com profile] book_people , [livejournal.com profile] tucuxi  and [livejournal.com profile] schwarztkd . You guys are great. :D
This is a slightly edited version of the one that was put on the fest, and I broke it up for easier reading.
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 |
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avocado_love: (As My Brother)
Saturday, January 29th, 2011 02:34 pm
Title: Another Brother
Rating: PG-13 (T)
Warning: AU
Summary:
It was a mission of revenge. There weren't supposed to be any survivors, but Chief Hakoda couldn't bring himself to kill the Fire Nation boy. Against his better judgment, he brought him home. (A Zuko joins the Water Tribe story.)
Notes: *Sigh* This is one of those chapters where I have to set everything up for what's to come. It's ~~important character development time! (Needless to say, stuff is going to GO DOWN after this. Trust me.)
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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14| Chapter 15 | Interlude: Zuko's Tombstone | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24




 Every able bodied non-bending boy in the Northern Water Tribe was to be instructed in warrior skills... )



avocado_love: (Dexter Calling)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 05:33 pm
Hey people who have watched Inception (and those who haven't -- what are you waiting for?) I have a question:

Is there any point in the movie where the dream is populated by Arthur's subconscious projections? We see Cobb's, of course, and Robert's, and when Ariadne is training with him she makes mention that "Her subconscious seems polite," so it's not then. He was the architect on the hotel-level, but again, Robert's subconscious was the one populating the thing.

So, yeah. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? 
avocado_love: (Ghostly Mal)
Monday, January 24th, 2011 05:03 pm
Title: The Boy Who Spoke With Ghosts
Word Count: 2400-ish
Spoilers: Major spoilers for both movies.
Parings: Mostly GEN (for now), some Arthur/Eames pre-slash
Notes: Based from this excellent prompt on the Kink Meme: (Click to be mildly spoiled)

*****


It seemed to Arthur sometimes that he was forever doomed to play point-man, even out here in the real world. )

 
Next chapter.

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 05:16 pm


Are you an Avatar fan-artist? Would you like the chance for someone to write a fan fiction based off of something you made?

[livejournal.com profile] avatarbigbang is hosting a Mini-Bang with artists in mind! All month long talented artists have been submitting their work to the community. These will then be used as prompts for writers to pick from and write about. Starting March 1st, the fics will be posted coupled with the art that inspired them.

Keep in mind:
  • You may use up to 4 existing works of Avatar: The Last Airbender art. (Do you have an older drawing floating around in your archives you're proud of? This is your chance to let it shine!)
  • Family-friendly and mature works are accepted.
  • All pairings, all genres are encouraged.
  • Art may be of any medium (illustration, inked, video, fanmix, minap, ect).
If this sounds interesting to you, please check out the Rules over at the community and submit your work to AvatarBigBang@gmail.com

But please submit quickly. Submissions close January 20th 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.



(Writers! Your time is coming. The prompt claim period for all of this wonderful art starts as of January 22nd. If you are interested, please look at the Rules and join the community (we're 190 strong and keep growing) to make sure you don't miss your chance to find something which will inspire you.)
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 03:49 pm
Title: Morning Shows The Day (or) Iruka and Kakashi's Excellent Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: One moment ten-year-old Umino Iruka is pulling his most daring prank, and the next he's in the middle of a bloody battlefield. What is going on, and who is this strange masked boy with him?
Contains [warnings]: Some violence, children as soldiers, bra theft
Author's Notes:  Written for [livejournal.com profile] jofelly  on the KakaIru fest.. Special thanks to the many people who patiently listened to me whine as I figured out the plot, and others who worked to correct it. [livejournal.com profile] alexb49 , [livejournal.com profile] yukinoomoni , [livejournal.com profile] book_people , [livejournal.com profile] tucuxi  and [livejournal.com profile] schwarztkd . You guys are great. :D
This is a slightly edited version of the one that was put on the fest, and I broke it up for easier reading.
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
******



When the attack finally came, there was virtually no warning at all. )
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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 04:53 pm
Title: Morning Shows The Day (or) Iruka and Kakashi's Excellent Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: One moment ten-year-old Umino Iruka is pulling his most daring prank, and the next he's in the middle of a bloody battlefield. What is going on, and who is this strange masked boy with him?
Contains [warnings]: Some violence, children as soldiers, bra theft
Word Count: 4,300+ (This chapter)
Author's Notes:  Written for [livejournal.com profile] jofelly  on the KakaIru fest.. Special thanks to the many people who patiently listened to me whine as I figured out the plot, and others who worked to correct it. [livejournal.com profile] alexb49 , [livejournal.com profile] yukinoomoni , [livejournal.com profile] book_people , [livejournal.com profile] tucuxi  and [livejournal.com profile] schwarztkd . You guys are great. :D
This is a slightly edited version of the one that was put on the fest, and I broke it up for easier reading.
Chapter 1
******


"I'm starving," Iruka complained an hour later, a hand clutching his belly. "I swear, when I get back home I am never complaining about my mother's cooking again." )

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 12:54 pm
Title: Morning Shows The Day (or) Iruka and Kakashi's Excellent Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: One moment ten-year-old Umino Iruka is pulling his most daring prank, and the next he's in the middle of a bloody battlefield. What is going on, and who is this strange masked boy with him?
Contains [warnings]: Some violence, children as soldiers, bra theft
Word Count: 4,300+ (This chapter)
Author's Notes:  Written for [livejournal.com profile] jofelly  on the KakaIru fest.. Special thanks to the many people who patiently listened to me whine as I figured out the plot, and others who worked to correct it. [livejournal.com profile] alexb49 , [livejournal.com profile] yukinoomoni , [livejournal.com profile] book_people , [livejournal.com profile] tucuxi  and [livejournal.com profile] schwarztkd . You guys are great. :D
This is a slightly edited version of the one that was put on the fest, and I broke it up for easier reading.
******


It was a fine autumn day. The sun was shining, with sky the special kind of clean deep blue that only comes about after a storm, and ten-year-old Umino Iruka was currently running for his life. )
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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 10:36 am
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A retention specialist. Ugh. UGH.

So picture this: You sit in a call-center maze 'o cubes and your job, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (plus whatever overtime they wrangle out of you) is to convince pissed-off people to stay with your shitty company. You are literally yelled at from the time you get there to the time you leave, and you apologize over and over to obviously made up, exaggerated tales of customers being slighted, and offer credits and most of the time it's not enough. And the best part? If you don't "save" enough people for your company than YOU get in trouble. So while you have customers screaming at you from dawn till dusk you also have your supervisor doing the same, only he/she is in your face.

I never worked in retention, but I saw people who did -- they had eyes like war veterans.

No thank you times a million.
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 11:50 am


Welp, as my septic tank is being pumped and I have a few minutes... here's a rec I've been meaning to post!

I plan on posting the full list of recs from the most recent [livejournal.com profile] kakairu_fest , but until then here's the fic I was lucky enough to receive:

International Relations
Summary: AU Sixteen years old Umino Iruka, from Yugakure no Sato, sees his first A-rank going from bad to worse when the scroll he was supposed to bring home from Suna is ‘lost’ and ends up with a Konoha ANBU along the way. Good thing that this ANBU is one ready to make deals, right?

There are so many reasons for the rec: it hit my AU buttons exactly, the sex was hawt, and the ending was incredibly sweet -- all around perfect for the holidays. I adored this fic and have read it, like, four times already. Enjoy!
avocado_love: (Y So Serious)
Monday, December 13th, 2010 11:15 pm


So I may be a bit biased, because it's a follow-up to my fic, The Apple Falls Far, but I think [livejournal.com profile] feral_shrew 's Far From The Tree is an excellent read. It captures the spirit and themes of the original fic wonderfully, and creates a resolution that, I think, is very satisfying.


Far From The Tree is in three parts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
avocado_love: (Zuko/Sokka Kissing)
Friday, December 10th, 2010 07:29 pm



All right, guys.

I have the house all to myself tonight, a refillable glass of alcoholic eggnog to one side, a snoring mastiff at my feet, and a plot bunny with no feasible plot. It's meme time!!!!

The Universe:
  • Sokka was born female.
  • She is still not a bender.
  • Her name is still Sokka. (I blame Hakoda and Kya for that one.)
  • .... That's pretty much it.


The Rules: 

1)  Up to 4 prompts per participant, unless I reply and say you can add more.

2)  Prompts can range from fluffy to dark. (Example Prompt: Girl!Sokka loves braiding Katara's hair. Sister bonding time!) Or (Example Prompt: Hahn knows Yue is fickle and sets his eyes to another Water Tribe princess just in case...  )

3)  Prompts can also range from serious to wacky. (Example Prompt: Hakoda dearly wanted his first born to be a boy.) or (Example Prompt Long Feng kidnaps Girl!Sokka and it's up to Prince Zuko to rescue his beloved! Lol) 

4)  I'll keep writing until I either pass out tonight, or puke eggnog out my nose. (There's a Merry Christmas image for you.)

Let's see how different (or not) having girl Sokka would change things. :D
Go go go go go!!!


EDIT: MEME IS CLOSED FOR NEW PROMPTS
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avocado_love: (In His Shoes)
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 06:10 pm


Title: In His Shoes
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Avatar is not mine. Belongs to Nick.
Summery: In order to fully understand a man, you must first walk a mile in his shoes. Sokka and Zuko are going to find that out the hard way.
Spoilers: Only for season 2

 

 

Sokka was nearing the end of his own mental and Zuko’s body's physical endurance by the time he scaled the last of the vine covered walls and dropped into the balcony outside his rooms. )

 

avocado_love: (Excited Zuko)
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 07:10 pm
I have no idea if anyone actually HAS these types of questions, but... what the hell. (And I swear I'm going to stop with these memes and come out with maor fan fiction real soon.)


Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] strawberryburst 


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.

And it seems like a lot more fun to do that than to do working.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions! (Or use this to ask your flist to ask you 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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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 06:49 pm
Reason #104 that I love [livejournal.com profile] kakairu_kink 


[livejournal.com profile] kita_the_spaz  posted this fic, Bronze and Green, in response to a request of mine for a Dragon Riders of Pern/Naruto crossover. And it's really good. Check it out!!!!


avocado_love: (Two daddies)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 07:17 pm
Title: Teach Your Children Well
Pairing: Eventual Kakashi/Iruka
Rating: PG (This chapter)
Warnings: Depiction of character death in an alternate, future timeline.
Summary: What difference can one man make? After Madara’s final attack, Kakashi finds a time-travel scroll. Now he’s team seven’s sensei again. This time, he’s going to do things differently. Time travel fic.
Word Count: 3,100+ (This chapter)
Author Notes: Based on this prompt for the KakaIru Fest, (check it out for great prompts!) I have asked and received permission to post it separately from the fest.
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3
*****

 
Kakashi spent the next morning very pleasantly – reclining on a high branch of a tree on with his copy of Icha Icha Paradise. )

 

avocado_love: (HP_Rifftrax)
Friday, October 1st, 2010 10:55 pm
Title: Snidget Feathers
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: PG-13
Summary: While working on a crucial potion to allow Harry and Draco to become unregistered Animagi, Harry is kidnapped. Can Draco come to the rescue and still be able to keep their secret safe?
Warnings (if any): Cursing, mild violence, EWE
Total word count: 8600+
Notes: Written in, uh, *checks* May '08 for [livejournal.com profile] hd_inspired 's animagus round. And then promptly lost and found in my hard drive several times before I dug it out again this evening. Oh yeah, and it was plagiarized once, too. Well, enjoy! (And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sev1970 , [livejournal.com profile] themadmermaid , and [livejournal.com profile] winnett who beta'ed this for me two years ago.)
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“Are you sure it’s supposed to look like that?” asked Harry... )
avocado_love: (Y So Serious)
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 09:34 am
Title: The Problem With Zuko
Word Count: 25,300
Rating: PG-13
Warnings and pairings: Hints of child abuse, One sided Maiko, Toph/Zuko (of sorts), Kataang
Summary AU: Lu Ten never died at Ba Sing Se, and Fire Lord Iroh rules the nation with an iron fist. Zuko is merely the son of the second prince, overlooked by his more talented younger sister and can only dream of the day when he will be finally allowed to prove himself in battle. When Lu Ten returns, triumphant, with the Avatar and his Water Tribe companions in chains, Zuko is put in charge of their imprisonment. But he soon learns that things are not what they seem with both the child Avatar and within his own family. And soon, Zuko will have a decision to make. How much good can one overlooked nephew to the throne do?
Notes: I called for an army of betas to help me whip this into shape and that's exactly what I received! Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] alexb49 , [livejournal.com profile] attackfish , [livejournal.com profile] dungeonwriter , [livejournal.com profile] emptybackpack  and [livejournal.com profile] gatekeeperdra  . You guys made this readable. :D And special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dungeonwriter  and [livejournal.com profile] schwarztkd  for brainstorming with me!

Check out the art that [livejournal.com profile] eilonnwy  drew here!
*****



avocado_love: (Geordi Reading Fic)
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 07:23 pm

It's a bad sign when I go through my old files, dig up half-done first/second chapters and go... Hmm... Maybe I should post this...

So, in an effort to convince myself not to do anything new for, like, a month, I'm going to post a list of EVERY UNCOMPLETED project. And then weep. :D

Stuff I really, really, really will get to writing. Promise:

The Problem With Zuko
-- I'm on the final two chapters, will be finished in the next three days. Assuming I keep to my schedule. Then I'll have to edit the snot out of it because... yeah.

Alex's porn -- Actually have it written out, but I'm not being overly picky when I say it's sorta... stiff and dry (forgive the pun). Editing...

Teach Your Children Well -- About halfway through the next chapter. Kakashi tries to slap some sense into Sakura regarding her fangirlism, and I don't like the tone the whole chapter is taking. I just can't see Kakashi lecturing anyone, and that's what he's ended up doing.

Find Yourself -- (Lose Yourself 2) Mostly done with the next part, and... three parts after that until the fic finishes up, I think.

Another Brother -- Chapter outlined. I just have to sit back and DO IT. (Master Pakku shenanigans FTW!)

In His Shoes -- Zuko's part all outlined/mostly done. Still need to add a Sokka blurb, and that's what's holding me up. There's only so much angsty!Sokka I can take, and that's his head-space right now. *sigh* 3 chapters to go until it's ended, more or less, and I've been stuck for over a year. Lame.

Switched Lives 'verse -- Need to figure out a title for that. And then write the Kakashi/Mizuki confrontation scene.

Girl Power 'verse -- Again, need a title. Need to write the girls taking Kakashi's bell test.

Ouija board -- Another Brother universe. (I made a reference about a century back about Azula traumatizing Mai and Ty Lee by taking them to the gravesite of her 'dead' brother and trying to contact him via a spirit board. Been meaning to write that ever since, but haven't gotten to it.

Invictus (Or) Zuko and Sokka's Excellent Adventure -- (Road trip... on a ship!) Three chapters done. Outlined, but if I start to post it, it'll turn out to be a monster that'll take my time. I'll post it when I finish either Another Brother or In His Shoes.

Fire and Water: Remember that Naruto/Avatar crossover I did based on The Siege of the North episode? No? Well it's that one.


Crap I may write, but no promises: (Thus, no bold)

Sequel to that Naruto/Animorphs crossover. I just figured out that Sai would be the perfect replacement for Ax. And for some reason, Sasuke as dark!Marco? Hmm...

Maor Naruto/Temeraire: Dragon!Iruka amuses me to no ends. And now I want to see what kind of mischief cadet Naruto gets in,whilst battling the French.

The Writing On The Wall: Once, a very long time ago (like three years) I wrote a Dragon Riders of Pern fic with an all OC cast. It was just about as horrible as you expect. One day I plan to re-write it, and maybe reduce the amount of gay.





And....surprisingly the list isn't as long as I thought it was. Hmmm... Still pretty damn long, though. I think I have a problem, guys. And that is finishing. (Insert  your dirty joke of choice here.)

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 11:03 am
Now that I've had my morning coffee and had some time to think things over, I'm changing the journal yet again. This really should be the last time -- I just had no idea I had that many lurkers and I know that for every person that delurks there are several others who are too uncomfortable to speak up.

So here's how my journal is going to run from here on out:

Public Posts:                                         
Fan fiction: Rated G to R (K -Teen)                                    
Fan fiction recommendation lists
Individual fic/book recs                           
Community Pimping  
                                                       

Friend-Locked Posts: 
Posts containing details of my RL
Fan Fiction: Rated NC-17 (Mature)
Mini-fics/Ficlits
Writing memes
Bingo Tables
Anything else



I'm pretty sure that covers everything. NC-17 rated fic was always locked (or was supposed to be) and writing memes can easily go into discussion so they remain locked. But I wanted to keep access open to most of my fic and old/upcoming recommendation lists.

About Facebook/Twitter Connect: Like everyone else I'm asking that you do not use this feature for my f-locked posts. This will result in a ban for you at the very least, and maybe a purged account for me. I don't want that. However... I realize that my unlocked fan fictions and rec lists are spread all around the internet anyway. So you may use this feature only on my public posts. (I don't know why anyone would want to link fan fiction on facebook where potential employers can view it, but... whatever.) Over the last 24 hours I've modified my profile and locked down enough info to be fairly secure that no one can look me up unless they did a crazy amount of work. (Then they'll be disappointed, I suspect. haha.)

Lurkers: My apologies to you, especially. I really like lurkers, even if they hardly stop in to say hi. I wish it didn't have to be this way, but I have to protect myself. If you added me as a friend in order to view my fan fiction, and just reading the public posts satisfies your needs, then feel free to defriend this journal. I'd love to have you stay, but I'll totally understand if you want to go. :D

Anyway, it'll take a few hours for the fic to come back up. Thanks for your patience, everyone!
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 06:28 pm
I have this new 'verse I've been messing with off an on in between finishing up the last of my AvatarBigBang. <lj comm="avatarbigbang"/> It's sort of the other side of the coin to Teach Your Children Well, only instead of a Time Travel, it's a For Want of A Nail fic.

Here's a preview of half of the first chapter:


A soft knock sounded at the door... )



Aaand you can imagine what happens after that. :D

Anyway, I was signally going to call it Kakashi and his Three Dangerous Ladies. Then I realized, a few days later, there's a fic upcoming at the AvatarBigBang with an extremely similar name. I guess it just got stuck in my head. haha. Team: Girl Power was another theme and really kind of centers around the planned theme of the story, but... it doesn't have the right ring to it, you know? 

So, ideas? Anyone? 

avocado_love: (KakaIru)
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 07:10 pm

Title: Born of Water 2
Crossover: Temeraire/Naruto
Rating: G
Characters: Kakashi and Iruka
Notes: 2nd of this cracky crossover series (it shouldn't be this easy to crossover two fandoms which have nothing to do with one another). The first is called Born of Water. The language in here is a bit... weird. I tried to copy the same style as the Temeraire books. Finally, I'm aware there's no Japanese villages/slums in 1790's England, but I'm also mostly sure there were no dragons either. :D
*****

“Hello,” the black dragon said, curiously. “What are you doing at my pavilion?” )
avocado_love: (GooooZuko!)
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 10:51 am
I think I'll blame this one on seeing Inception for the first time last night with a raging headcold, and taking some cold medicine before bed. Now I don't put much stock in dreams -- I'm hardly even in my own dreams half the time. But this one amused me because it was particularly vivid and, for some reason, contained my friend [livejournal.com profile] dungeonwriter  .


So anyway, the dream began, apparently, in Israel.  )
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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 03:25 pm
1) Write original novel.
2) Send original novel to as many agents as I can google.
3) Receive countless rejection letters because, knowing me, my novel will be chock full 'o gay porn.
4) Self-publish original novel.
5) Create an iPhone/Droid app in which to give away the original novel.
6) Create a free website (perhaps on fourtunecity.com) to advertise my novel, complete with author "bio".
7) Call myself a published writer. Put it on business cards.
8) PROFIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!




:P