alixtii: (weather)
So for Yuletide 2013, I wrote two fics. My main assignment was Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) for [archiveofourown.org profile] take_liberties, and I wrote Eternal Recurrence (Avalon High) as a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] amathela

I got the idea for "Where the Heart Is" during last year's Yuletide, and desperately wanted to receive the Folgerscest assignment this year because I knew my idea was too ambitious for me to undertake it without being assigned it. Even as it was, I was forced to scale it back somewhat and only posted three chapters, hoping they could stand alone as a somewhat self-contained unit. My recipient did express interest in reading more when I completed it, though, so even before reveals happened I posted the fourth chapter, which is one of my favorites, and at this point I fully plan on writing the full eight chapters my original idea called for.

As of this writing, I have over 7K words posted to AO3, which if I may say so myself is pretty impressive considering the source canon is about 45 seconds long.

My original idea for "Where the Heart Is" was pretty simple: what if the brother had been away in West Africa for several years instead of months, and what if he asked his sister to go back to Africa with him? Percolating in my mind for a year meant that many little details began to develop and enrich the original premise, and I knew I would have enough material to fill eight chapters, one covering each of the eight days from Christmas Day to New Years Day. This became even more true as I began writing: the cousin Gwen, for example, was a relatively late addition, inspired by the Gwen Stacey debacle.

As I was preparing my sign-ups and reading letters, I was preparing possible fics I could write, any one of which I could write as a main assignment and/or a treat. I wanted to write Folgerscest as my main assignment desperately, but I had several different fic ideas in different fandoms ready to write: a Cinderella genderfuck piece, a Little Mermaid f/f fix-it, a Honor Harrington casefile, a Belle/Aurora college AU, etc. Many of these are started and may be completed at some future point. 

One fic I more or less finished even before assignments went out, however, was "Eternal Recurrence." I enjoyed the Disney Channel movie Avalon High just as much as r [archiveofourown.org profile] amathela did, and wanted to see more fanfic for much the same reasons. In particular, though, I shipped Allie/Jen, because I'm a femslasher and Arthur/Gwen is already canon. So one night at work an idea for a fic came to mind, and by the time I got home I had it pretty much all worked out in my head, from the use of the toy lightsaber to slice a watermelon to the game of truth and dare around the campfire. I immediately typed it all up (sans the flashback, which I filled in right before the deadline) when I got home, and then put it on the back-burner as I continued to work on "Where the Heart Is" and my other treat ideas. 

I'd be interested in writing a continuation of "Eternal Recurrence," too, where Allie and Jen really need to come to terms with being married in a past life and in which Nina Mallory (briefly mentioned in my fic) is revealed to indeed be Nimue, but I'm definitely going to focus on finishing the expanded version of "Where the Heart Is" first. 

Where the Heart Is (7194 words) for [archiveofourown.org profile] take_liberties
by Alixtii

Chapters: 4/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009) and Folgerscest - Fandom
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Brother/Sister, folgerscest
Characters: Brother - Character, Sister, Father, Mother, Original Characters, Semi-Original Characters - Character
Additional Tags: Sibling Incest, Brother-Sister Relationships, Cousins, Homecoming, Leaving Home, Present Tense, POV Third Person Limited, Christmas, Christmas Morning, Christmas Presents, Christmas Dinner, Holidays, Family Drama, Dysfunctional Family, Family Secrets, Secret Relationship, Forbidden Love, Hetcest, yuleporn, Het, Folgerscest - Freeform, Shower Sex, Bathroom Sex, Television Watching, Watching Movies Together, Romance, Bathing/Washing, Difficult Decisions, Parent-Child Relationship, Cousin-Cousin Relationship, Yuletide 2013, Coffee, Card Games, United States, West Africa, Slow Build, Skype, Male Friendship, Old Friends, Reuniting with Friends, Poker, Rummy, Roman Catholicism, Catholic Guilt, Catholic Characters, POV Male Character, POV: Brother

Summary:

After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.


Eternal Recurrence
(1220 words) for [archiveofourown.org profile] amathela
by Alixtii

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avalon High (2010)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Allie Pennington/Will Wagner, Lance Benwick/Jen, Allie Pennington/Jen, Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere/Lancelot du Lac
Characters: Allie Pennington, Will Wagner, Miles (Avalon High), Lance Benwick, Jen (Avalon High), Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere (Arthurian)
Additional Tags: Truth or Dare, Campfires, Watermelons, Past Lives, Underage Drinking, Kissing, POV Female Character, POV Third Person Limited, Past Tense, Plastic Lightsaber Toy, Excalibur, First Kiss

Summary:

A campfire, a six-pack, a watermelon, a game, and two first kisses.

alixtii: Anne Catherick from ALW's musical version of The Woman in White. (Woman in White)
I was in high school when I wrote most of this. It shows in the gender dynamics if nothing else. Indeed, the main reason I haven't more heavily revised this is that I can't; I'm not the sort of Nietzschean I was when I wrote it, and this just isn't the sort of story I can tell anymore.

Title: Ere That Last Weird Battle
Fandom: Arthurian myth and legend
Pairings: Arthur/Morgan, Arthur/Guinevere, Mordred/Guinevere, Merlin/Nimue
Word Count: ~12,000
Summary: Mordred has captured Caerleon and Guinevere, and Arthur wants back his crown and his wife, while Morgan tries to make peace between her brother and son.

( Ere That Last Weird Battle )
alixtii: Peter and Susan, in extreme close-up. (incest)
Title: The Orphans
Fandom: Arthurian myth & legend
Pairing: Arthur Pendragon/Morgan le Fay
Word Count: ~12,000
Summary: The education of Morgan le Fay in the art of sorcery, and her romance with Arthur Pendragon.

( The Orphans )

alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
Title: As It Ever Shall Be (3/8)
Fandom: Arthurian Legend
Characters: Ensemble
In this Chapter: Mordred, Agravaine, Morgan, Arthur, Nimue, original characters
Summary: A tale of a young girl who lusts after power, and a kingdom torn apart by desire.

Chapter One is here.
Chapter Two is here.

Chapter Three )
alixtii: Fred Burkle, wearing glasses, holding a book, and looking sort of shy. Text: "Desire." (desire)
Title: As It Ever Shall Be (2/8)
Fandom: Arthurian Legend
Characters: Ensemble
In this Chapter: Guinevere, Merlin, Nimue
Rating: Explicit
Summary: A tale of a young girl who lusts after power, and a kingdom torn apart by desire.

Chapter One is here.

Chapter Two )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)

Title: As It Ever Shall Be (1/8)
Fandom: Arthurian Legends
Characters: Guinevere, Merlin, Arthur, Morgan, Mordred, Lancelot, Nimue, etc.--in any and all pairings
In this Chapter: Guinevere, Leodegrance, Merlin, Nimue, original characters
Summary: The tale of a young girl who lusts for power, and a kingdom torn apart by desire.
Rating: Explicit
A/N: This is part of the Arthurian novel I worked on well through high school. It works better as fanfiction than as anything designed for professional publication, I think. The first draft of this was written by a horny teenager; the second draft by a slightly more restrained college student; and now, the final revision now by a grad student who actually has some idea how to write a sex scene (although my revising of the sex scene in this chapter was actually quite minimal). Yuletide has put me into the mood to pull it out and try to do something productive with it; think of it as King Arthur meets Torchwood. The druids in this story bear no resemblance to any actual religious tradition; no detail is intended to be in any way historically accurate (a fact I plan eventually addressed within the story itself).

Chapter One )

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