etherati: (WM - R - Watching you)
This is a fanfiction and other fan-materials journal, not a personal journal. A lot of these are UNGODLY OLD, but that's okay. Going to post them in their original order of writing and hope that suffices.

Most of this is also over on FF.net under my handle 'ricebol' and the Doctor Who fic is also at whofic.com under handle 'etherati'. But I've been encouraged to post my fic into LJ as well and so on, sooooo...

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etherati: (WM - R/D - WHORES)
OKAY NOTE HERE: For some reason I had to remove the lj user links because they were messing it all up. I'm not sure why. Still working on it.

Just to keep the indexing in one place. Because this is starting to get unwieldy. LJ IS A WHORE. *coughs*

Quicklinks to things that are, I dono, 'featured' I guess, I have no idea:

Fic: Now, As Before - The beginning of the Watchmen Zombie AU. D:
--Parts: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Art: Art Post for Now, As Before and the Zombie!AU in general - Multiple artists. ALL OF THEM BETTER THAN ME.
Fic: Between the Brushstrokes - Dan, Rorschach. Fighting for the future. 
--Parts: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][A-18][19][20][21][Epilogue]
Art Post for non-Zombieverse stories - Multiple artists, again all better than me.

Indexed by fandom:

Watchmen:
(New) A Winter's Tale - Sally/Hollis, Dan/Rorschach. Winter mistakes and warming up afterward.
(New) Five Days - Z!Rorschach/Dan. L4D/Zverse crossover. Counting days and hoping.
Fracture - Rorschach. Receiving bad news in prison, acting out.
Rabbit Holes and Four-Winged Pigeons - Dan, Walter. Inception crossover. Waking up.
Liability - Rorschach, Dan. Pointing out the weaknesses.
For Your Own Good - Rorschach, Dan. Accidents, recovery, and hiding all the sharp things.
Fic: Between the Brushstrokes - Dan, Rorschach. Fighting for the future. 
--Parts: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][A-18][19][20][21][Epilogue]
Fic: Tiny Grains of Earth - Adult[explicit] but only at the end - Dan/Rorschach? Paranoia, impostors, and details.
Fic: Columba carnivora - Z!Rorschach, Dan. Discovering new creatures.
Fic: Noise Floor - Adult[nonexplicit?] - Rorschach/Dan. Roughhousing and denial.
Fic: Study in Scarlet - Adult[explicit] - Dan/Rorschach. Blushing.
Fic: Nite Owl is a Filthy Liar (With nice Hands) - Adult[explicit] - Dan/Rorschach. Drinking, lying, helping a friend out.
Fic: Something Sweet, Something Not - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach/Dan. Candy and denial and Rorschach being an ass.
Fic: Education - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach/Dan. The oft-hilarious impact of bad porn.
Fic: Captcha XI - Dan, Rorschach, Adrian, Keene, Karnak what-ifs, and zombies getting old.
Fic: Killing Time - Z!Ror, Dan. In a bank vault, doing what it says on the tin.
Fic: Purge - Adult [explicit] - Walter. Emptying out.
Fic: Every Fear I Swallow - Dan/Rorschach. Shaving.
Fic: Starry Night - Adult[nonexplicit] - Rorschach/Dan. Flying.
Fic: Stone in My Mouth - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach/Dan. Being silent.
Fic: Brotherhood - Adult[nonexplicit] - Rorschach/Nite Owl. Binding.
Fic: Better Living Through Chemistry - Adult[explicit] - Laurie/Walter. Breaking down boundaries. 
Fic: The Sincerest Form of Flattery - Adult[explicit] - Laurie, Dan. Imitation.
Fic: The Hunted - Adult[nonexplicit] - Z!Ror/Dan. Becoming the prey. Possibly triggery.
Fic: Boxcars - Adult[explicit] - Dan/Walter, Laurie. Watching.
Fic: Whisper No - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach/Dan. Asking and denying.
Art: Nightswimming - Adult[NSFW] - Walter/Dan. Nostalgia, now in color.
Fic: By Fire - Adult[nonexplicit] - Dan/Z!Walter, Carrefour-verse. Making offerings.
Fic: Penetration - Rorschach, Dan. Moving under the skin.
Fic: Executive Privilege - Dan/Rorschach. Playing make-believe.
Fic: Captcha X - Dan, Rorschach, ghosts, dumb kids, Central America, and the passage of years.
Fic: Something From Nothing - Voidschach Dan, canon Rorschach, AU mashup. Connecting.
Fic: Unfinished Business - Dan, Rorschach. Crossover. Dying isn't the hardest part.
Fic: Slip Your Skin - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach. Unmasking and its appeal.
Fic: Salty/Sweet - Dan, Z!Ror. Celebrating small milestones, with bacon.
Fic: All Souls - Dan, Z!Ror. Exploring ideas of death and middle grounds.
Fic: Perspectives - Dan and Z!Ror on the periphery, lots and lots of OCs. Seeing the same things from other angles.
Fic: Lights Out - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach/Dan. Overexerting.
Fic: Frostbite - Adult[explicit] - Dan/Z!Ror. Warming, freezing, living.
Fic: Transcendence - Adult[explicit] - Dan/Rorschach. Hiding where existence fails.
Fic: Fourteenth Century Girl - 63!Hollis. Limits, what limits?
Fic: Captcha and Misc IX - one adult[nonexplicit], the rest gen: Dan, Rorschach, gatecrashing, seeing monsters, coloring by numbers.
Fic: Shakes - Z!Ror, Dan. Physiology lessons and coffee.
Fic: Solidarity - Z!Ror, Dan, Hollis, OC. Adjusting, and the resiliency of children.
Fic: Visions and Revisions - Z!Ror/Dan, Laurie. Reevaluating.
Fic: Public Speaking - Adult[explicit] - Walter/Dan. Public and private faces.
Fic: Strangers - Dan, Rorschach. Brainwashing, learning and unlearning.
Fic: Shoes at the Door - Z!Ror, Dan. Finding home.
Fic: And I Will Repay - Adrian. The dead are capable of their own revenge.
Fic: One Thing I Can Tell You - Dan/Rorschach. Finding freedom inside the cages.
Fic: Captcha and Misc VIII - Zombies, wish fountains, flying spoons, Laurie, and some pre-GN canonverse baww.
Fic: Captcha and Misc VII - one adult[nonexplicit], the rest gen: Dan, Rorschach, snow, stalkery, the Bernies and baww.
Fic: Reasons - IB crossover. Walter, Dan. Retribution. Violence.
Fic: Luck - Dan, Z!Ror. Unconventional holidays.
Fic: Hands - Adult[nonexplicit]: Dan/Rorschach. Hurting.
Fic: The Widening Gyre - Dan, Rorschach. Being haunted.
----Audio snippets by omgrun, [1][2], thanks!
Fic: Visage - Adult[explicit] - Rorschach/Dan. He likes the hat.
Fic: Captcha VI - Z!Ror/Dan and some post-GN canon!verse Dan.
Fic: More AU Mashups - Dan, Rorschach. Twilight Zone shenanigans and Z!Ror traumatizing a different Dan than usual.
Fic: Carrefour - cowritten with daylilymoon, Zombie!AU + Western!AU. Walter/Dan. Walter BEING TRAUMATIZED HOSHIT.
Fic: Mirrors to Windows - Rorschach, Dan. Imagining things.
Fic: Dissolution - Adult[nonexplicit]: Dan/Z!Ror. Ending. AU'ed AU, violence.
Fic: Little Things - Adult[explicit]: Dan/Z!Ror. Making gestures.
Fic: Captcha and Misc V - Waffles, zombie detectives, and the dangers of feline air travel.
Fic: Control - Adult[nonexplicit]: Dan/Rorschach. Surrendering.
Fic: Of Cats and Lizards - Dan/Z!Ror. Basking.
Fic: Regrets - Rorschach, Nite Owl. Changing.
Fic: Widows' Gate - Dan, OC. There are many kinds of death.
Fic: Breeding Lilacs - Adult[explicit]: Z!Ror/Dan. Warming.
Fic: Nightswimming - Adult[nonexplicit]: Walter/Dan. Nostalgia.
Fic: Fit and Finish - Rorschach/Dan. Overdressing.
Fic: Captcha and Misc IV - Dan, Rorschach. 25% angsty UST, 25% heartwarming dawww, 50% silliness.
Fic: Slough - Adult[nonexplicit]: Rorschach. Changing. Sequel to 'Laundry'.
Fic: Breathing Room - Dan, Rorschach, panicking.
Fic: Prisoners - Dan, Rorschach. Unmasking.
Fic: Enough - Adult[explicit]: Rorschach/Dan. Other uses for handcuffs.
Fic: Marking Days - Dan, Rorschach. Losing everything.
Fic: Captcha and Misc pt III - Dan, Rorschach. 83.3333% zombies by weight, not by volume.
Fic: Laundry - Adult[explicit]: Rorschach, Dan. Watching.
Fic: Captcha and Misc pt II - Dan, Rorschach. Now with 66% more zombies.
Fic: Filling the Gaps - Dan, Rorschach. Separation anxiety, with violence.
Fic: Captcha Fills - Dan, Rorschach, Eddie. Three short random prompt fills.
Fic: Newsprint - Dan, Rorschach. Getting a wake-up call. HEED THE WARNINGS ON THIS ONE.
Fic: Wires - Dan, Rorschach. Staying behind.
Fic: The Shallow-Drowned - Adult[nonexplicit]: Rorschach/Dan. Going under.
Fic: Now, As Before - Dan, Rorschach. The beginning of the Zombie AU.
--Parts: [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Fic: Round the Prickly Pear - Dan, Rorschach. Two lives, weaving in and out of each other. Ten ficlets.
Art Post for non-Zombieverse stories - Multiple artists, again all better than me.
Art: 'Gratitude' by steals_thyme - Two pics done for the fanfic.
Art: Art Post for Now, As Before and the Zombie!AU in general - Multiple artists. ALL OF THEM BETTER THAN ME.

Doctor Who:
Fic: Running the Banner Down - Five. Reinvention.
Fic: Flowers on Fire - Various, Master. Burning.
Fic: Combien de Temps - Four, SJS. Waking the sleeper. UNFINISHED.
Fic: Parallax - Ten, Master. Becoming the monster you hunt.
Fic: Last Year's Blooms - Four, Jack. Leaving well enough alone.
Fic: Diminishing Returns - Ten, Jack. NOT leaving well enough alone. 
Fic: Closer to Fine - Ten, Martha. Shining.
Fic: All Around Me - Ten. How many deaths are enough?
Fic: Eclipse - Ten. Dreaming.
Fic: Into Warsaw - Eight, Romana. Saying goodbye. To everything.
Fic: No Fear of the Dark - Eight, Lucie. Rationalizing.
Fic: Calculus - Ten. Coloring life by numbers.
Fic: Fishbowl - Eight, Grace. Letting go, not letting go.
Fic: Only Scars - Nine, Rose. Shattering.
Fic: The Atheist in Your Foxhole - Eight. HAVING A CROWNING MOMENT OF AWESOME.

Final Fantasy 7:
Fic: Inevitability - Reno, doomed OC. Fear and gunporn.
Fic: Splinter Inside Me - Reno, Tseng. Breaking.
Fic: Confessions of a Redheaded Stepchild - Reno. Variable age, quality. POV ficlets. 
Fic: Crossed the Rooftops - Reno, Elena. Falling down.
Fic: With a Smile - Reno. Crossing a line.
Fic: Never Fades to Grey - Reno, Tseng, Doomed OC. Surviving those who choose not to.
Fic: Two Ends of Time - Reno, Tseng. Children damning children.
Fic: Zebraflesh - Reno. Collapsing.

Miscellaneous:
Echo Bazaar: Fic: Unaccountably Peckish - OC, Tomb Colonists. Becoming the monster.
Human Target: Fic: Aunt Gracie's Funeral - Guerrero, Chance. Zombies and interruptions..
Moon: Fic: Cat's Cradle - Sam. And Sam, and Sam. Repeating oneself.
MASH: Fic: A Handful of Dust - BJ. Owning up to the illusion.
Equilibrium: Fic: Messengers - Partridge. Too much thinking.
HGttG: Fic: Running Out of Sound - Ford. Drowning in space.




etherati: (WM - Z - Ror <3)

Main Watchmen Zombie!AU Storyline, with everything in the right(ish) order. Anything with a *** infront of it was written by the author whose name follows it; I lay no claim to them, but include them because I consider them part of AU canon.


Now, As Before - In which everything begins.
Perspectives - The same things, from other angles.
***Thanatophobia - [livejournal.com profile] kovacsisdead - Rorschach's not afraid of dying. The first few days of the outbreak from Ror's POV.
***Untitled Hollis story[livejournal.com profile] slipstreamborne  - Dan isn't the only one with his hands full the night of the attack.
Shakes - Rorschach + caffeine wheee.
Solidarity - Rorschach would not make a good child counselor.
All Souls - Rorschach, death, and middle grounds.
Luck - In which there is much to be thankful for.
Susperstition - captcha fic, wandering at New Years and repaying debts.
Shoes at the Door - Introspective fluff on the nature of belonging.
'quarter stickups' - captcha microficlet, ROR STOPS SOME CRIME.
'learned appetites' - captcha microficlet, there is cooking.
Salty/Sweet - Rorschach's birthday and bacon cupcakes.
Breeding Lilacs (Adult) - Realizations, Ror's Pile Of Issues, and zombie smut.
Little Things (Adult) - Fluff and smut. And coasters.
(New) Columba carnivora - Zombie pigeons!
***Breathless (Adult) - [info]steals_thyme - Rorschach can hold his breath for a long time.
Visions and Revisions - Laurie joins Ror on a drug bust; shenanigans ensue.
***Teratophilia[livejournal.com profile] brancher - in which Dan and Laurie have beer and discuss Important Things. After Visions and Revisions.
***Hold Still (Adult) - [livejournal.com profile] brancher - Direct followup to Teratophilia, in which Dan engages in some Teratophilia.
Untitled movie-watching fluff - (IN PLANNING)
'red sniff' - captcha ficlet, Ror can smell communism.
'doves 44c' - captcha microficlet, it's hot out and Ror offers snarky commentary.
Nite Dove silliness - continuation of the above.
***Convection - [info]steals_thyme - it's hot out and Ror offers 'help'.
'6-1/2-79 overheat' - captcha ficlet, it's hot out and Ror offers actual help.
Killing Time - In a bank vault, doing what it says on the tin.
Of Cats and Lizards - Fluff, Ror basks and Dan humors him.
'conning 20' - captcha ficlet, Ror wins a bet.
'overrule 1,630,000' - captcha microficlet, there are politics and Ror ignores them.
***Iron String - [info]steals_thyme - "Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string."
The Hunted (Adult) - Coping comes in many forms.
The Way A Crow Shook Down on Me (Quasi-adult) - commentfic; Rorschach doesn't like snow; Dan changes his mind.
Frostbite (Adult) - Temperature play porn and the usual h/c.
Spoons - Ror and Laurie snarkfluff, idek.
'devalved doctors'
- captcha ficlet, Dan ends up in the hospital after patrol goes badly.
False Prophets - (IN PLANNING)
Unnamed Big Important Sequel - (IN PLANNING)
Thermodynamic Miracles - (IN PROGRESS)
As Time Goes By - captcha ficlet: on aging and mortality and happiness.


AU AU's - things that did not happen, but could have.


'serum 11' - captcha ficlet, Mid-NaB - Ror goes to the hospital instead.
***'and infected' - [livejournal.com profile] steals_thyme - AU of NaB, chapter 8.
Dissolution (Adult) - post-Lilacs - There's another outbreak.
***Golden - [livejournal.com profile] daylilymoon  - AU of Dissolution, so AU of an AU of an AU oh my. Unofficial fixit.
***untitled deathfic - anonymous - Ror loses his shit.
***untitled fluff - anonymous - Ror doesn't burn the house down! (only AU because I dono exactly where to fit it in)
***untitled angst - [livejournal.com profile] runninglonely - Ror has depressing thoughts.
***Eventually, as Before - [livejournal.com profile] radishface - "The years go by, and Dan wants to make sure that everything will be all right."
***Darkness, You are Gentler - [livejournal.com profile] radishface - "Rorschach travels from New York to California"; sequel to the above.


AU Mashups - things that could not have happened, but were fun to write about.


***Testing on Live Subjects - toofpaste - Z!Ror and HS!AU Dan
***Three Centuries - [livejournal.com profile] daylilymoon - Z!Ror and just about every other AU in existence at the time, all in Dan's living room.
Synchronicity - Z!hoboschach, canon!Dan, canon!Ror meet on the street.
Tales from the Twilight Zone Corner - Z!Ror and ever supernatural/weird AU at the time, stuck in a corner.
Mismatched - Z!Ror and PoorHand!Dan


OMFG, Zombie Cowboys

***Still - [livejournal.com profile] daylilymoon - Dan meets zombie!cowboy!Walter on the cattle trail. :D
Carrefour - Co-written with [livejournal.com profile] daylilymoon - Origin of zombie!cowboy!Walter.
By Fire (Adult) - On the road back to New Orleans for a reckoning, Dan and Walter make their offerings.
etherati: (WM - D  - SQUEE)
So in an attempt to work on tightening up my writing, I've taken suggestions for prompts and put together a Z!verse-themed prompt table. These will be drabbles in the strictest sense - exactly 100 words - and I'll post them here in this post directly below the table, through cuts. Keep an eye out for updates!

1. acceptance 2. breakfast 3. defenestration 4. fantasies 5. mistakes
6. sight 7. smell 8. taste 9. sound 10. touch
11. over easy 12. scrambled 13. poached 14. runny 15. toad-in-a-hole
16. Laurie 17. Adrian 18. Jon 19. Eddie 20. Hollis
21. mirror 22. cover 23. white 24. revolve 25. to run
26. to climb 27. to fall 28. immersion 29. back on earth 30. archivist
31. Blades don't
need reloading
32. No place is
safe, only safer
33. They feel
no fear, why
should you?
34. Four things to
keep: moving, low,
quiet, and alert.
35. "Ow, stop it!"
36. radiator 37. denim 38. howling 39. annoying 40. rats
41. pinion 42. barter 43. ticket 44. slippery 45. circle
46. friends 47. enemies 48. lovers 49. strangers 50. teammates
51. feathery 52. incinerated 53. queasy 54. back-handed 55. sting
56. milky 57. forgotten 58. mural 59. 30th floor 60. overpass
61. suburban 62. crowds 63. dead end 64. rain 65. moon




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etherati: (WM - D - broken)
Title: Vigil
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters: Dan, Rorschach, Hollis cameo, misc bad guys.
Date written: 2010-2014 hahaha wow I SUCK
Summary: The most important skill a masked vigilante can cultivate is how to fall and come right back up. When Nite Owl and Rorschach run into a trigger-happy gang, Nite Owl finds he's able to push that skill to the extreme--even if he has no idea how or why. AKA, the one where Dan just won't stay dead and Rorschach is Freaking Out.
Notes: Originally for a KM prompt asking for 'Highlander-style immortality', though I didn't actually make it a crossover. No swords and shit here, just a very confused owl.
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 I think. A lot of blood and injuries and deaaaattthhhhhh. Some of it's temporary, some of it's not. Language, some offensive dialogue.

Chapter 6: Sacrificial Creatures
It's just enough time to hone in on the man holding the knife before he lurches out of the shadows. It's not enough time to actually dodge.  )
etherati: (WM - D - broken)
Title: Vigil
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters: Dan, Rorschach, Hollis cameo, misc bad guys.
Date written: 2010-2014 hahaha wow I SUCK
Summary: The most important skill a masked vigilante can cultivate is how to fall and come right back up. When Nite Owl and Rorschach run into a trigger-happy gang, Nite Owl finds he's able to push that skill to the extreme--even if he has no idea how or why. AKA, the one where Dan just won't stay dead and Rorschach is Freaking Out.
Notes: Originally for a KM prompt asking for 'Highlander-style immortality', though I didn't actually make it a crossover. No swords and shit here, just a very confused owl.
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 I think. A lot of blood and injuries and deaaaattthhhhhh. Some of it's temporary, some of it's not. Language, some offensive dialogue.

Chapter 5: Incantatum
In the end, they wind up around the table again, running through a pot of coffee as the last unraveling rays of sunset spend themselves against the skyline. )
etherati: (WM - D - broken)
Title: Vigil
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters: Dan, Rorschach, Hollis cameo, misc bad guys.
Date written: 2010-2014 hahaha wow I SUCK
Summary: The most important skill a masked vigilante can cultivate is how to fall and come right back up. When Nite Owl and Rorschach run into a trigger-happy gang, Nite Owl finds he's able to push that skill to the extreme--even if he has no idea how or why. AKA, the one where Dan just won't stay dead and Rorschach is Freaking Out.
Notes: Originally for a KM prompt asking for 'Highlander-style immortality', though I didn't actually make it a crossover. No swords and shit here, just a very confused owl.
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 I think. A lot of blood and injuries and deaaaattthhhhhh. Some of it's temporary, some of it's not. Language, some offensive dialogue.

Chapter 4: Periculous mortum
"I promise you," Daniel says, forceful, and it disgusts Rorschach how willing he is to believe whatever comes next. "It'll be okay." ) 
etherati: (WM - D - broken)
Title: Vigil
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters: Dan, Rorschach, Hollis cameo, misc bad guys.
Date written: 2010-2014 hahaha wow I SUCK
Summary: The most important skill a masked vigilante can cultivate is how to fall and come right back up. When Nite Owl and Rorschach run into a trigger-happy gang, Nite Owl finds he's able to push that skill to the extreme--even if he has no idea how or why. AKA, the one where Dan just won't stay dead and Rorschach is Freaking Out.
Notes: Originally for a KM prompt asking for 'Highlander-style immortality', though I didn't actually make it a crossover. No swords and shit here, just a very confused owl.
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 I think. A lot of blood and injuries and deaaaattthhhhhh. Some of it's temporary, some of it's not. Language, some offensive dialogue.

Chapter 3: Forensics
Rorschach could be deaf except that he can hear his own breath, and it takes a moment for him to remember why he is here, without his mask, sleeping in this tomb-silent house. )
etherati: (WM - D - broken)
Title: Vigil
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters: Dan, Rorschach, Hollis cameo, misc bad guys.
Date written: 2010-2014 hahaha wow I SUCK
Summary: The most important skill a masked vigilante can cultivate is how to fall and come right back up. When Nite Owl and Rorschach run into a trigger-happy gang, Nite Owl finds he's able to push that skill to the extreme--even if he has no idea how or why. AKA, the one where Dan just won't stay dead and Rorschach is Freaking Out.
Notes: Originally for a KM prompt asking for 'Highlander-style immortality', though I didn't actually make it a crossover. No swords and shit here, just a very confused owl.
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 I think. A lot of blood and injuries and deaaaattthhhhhh. Some of it's temporary, some of it's not. Language, some offensive dialogue.

Chapter 2: From the Ashes
It must have all been a dream. That's the only thing that makes sense, the only idea with enough reality-roughened edges for him to get a handhold on. )
etherati: (WM - D - broken)
Title: Vigil
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters: Dan, Rorschach, Hollis cameo, misc bad guys.
Date written: 2010-2014 hahaha wow I SUCK
Summary: The most important skill a masked vigilante can cultivate is how to fall and come right back up. When Nite Owl and Rorschach run into a trigger-happy gang, Nite Owl finds he's able to push that skill to the extreme--even if he has no idea how or why. AKA, the one where Dan just won't stay dead and Rorschach is Freaking Out.
Notes: Originally for a KM prompt asking for 'Highlander-style immortality', though I didn't actually make it a crossover. No swords and shit here, just a very confused owl.
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 I think. A lot of blood and injuries and deaaaattthhhhhh. Some of it's temporary, some of it's not. Language, some offensive dialogue.

Chapter 1: Penance
Rorschach's already whirlwinded through denial and bargaining, his throat sore from all his pleas and promises, dropping empty and unanswered to the city asphalt. )
etherati: B&W Dan and Ror in front of Owlship, from GN (Default)
A random prompt on Tumblr asked for Minutemen zombies; I wrote the promised vignette but there seems to have been interest for more? So I started writing more, and wow, I am having so much fun. But I'd like to keep this informal, so, see the comment section below for pieces of this as I finish them!
etherati: B&W Dan and Ror in front of Owlship, from GN (Default)
Title: Night of the Living Street Pizza
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters/Pairings: Rorschach, Dan, from the Possumschach AU
Date Written: 2012
Summary: Why am I using a full formal header for this crap? It's just possumschach being a zombie, idk idk.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 for disgustingness and ridiculousness.
Notes: KM AU-mashup. Possumschach AU belongs to the anon who writes it (who may not be anon anymore, but I'm playing it safe here). This fic is completely pointless.

Oh god, he looks like roadkill. )
etherati: (WM - R/D - partners)
Title: Engulfed
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters/Pairings: Rorschach, Dan
Date Written: 2012
Summary: Rorschach and Nite Owl and Molotov cocktails. Or: In Which Eth Completely Blows Off the Reality of Burn Injuries For the Sake of Fluffy H/C. Sorry, guys.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 for injuries? Idk idk.
Notes: Nothing new here, just an old unclaimed KM fic.


Rorschach is on fire. )

An appeal

May. 22nd, 2012 01:06 pm
etherati: (me)
I don't usually ask for help, but this time I don't have any choice. Two weeks ago, my SO's father killed himself, suddenly and unexpectedly and, even now, for no reason any of us can figure out. I've just spent those two weeks in New Jersey trying to help them sort out the legal and financial affairs, and we're both completely shellshocked and devastated here on top of all the procedural crap. Here's the rundown of financial facts:

-There's no life insurance
-The house is under water and on a reverse mortgage (more on this further down)
-The 401K's have all been drained
-$10,000 in back taxes owed
-There is no money, at all

On top of this, his widow has been mentally deteriorating for years now and can neither live alone nor can live with any of her children, none of whom have the space or are there all day to provide her the care she needs. The trauma of this event--she was there when it happened, in the house, trying to stop him--has accelerated her decline dramatically and she needs professional care. However, in most states her social security income is both woefully inadequate to pay for care and too high to qualify her for aid, because hey, I guess in the good ol' USA old ladies with dementia are also supposed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, idek. I would be more furious if I had the energy for it.

Additionally, if the house sells for less than its appraised value--which it will, because who the hell wants to live in a house where something like this happened--she loses progressively more months of medicaid eligibility depending on how far under it sells for.

And even if she somehow kept her medicaid eligibility AND they were willing to cover her care--which they probably aren't--that 'care' would amount to them sticking her in a state-run institution, which is very close to being a prison. The only way out of this is to spend a lot of money now to get her situated somewhere nice, let the money run out, and bank on the government being reluctant to uproot and move her. But spending a lot of money requires having a lot of money, which we don't.

Add to this the fact that legally in NJ this kind of event requires sanctioned crime scene cleanup which charged such a grotesque amount of money I can't even type it out, and the fact that in order to keep the SO's mom from completely losing everything she had left I and the SO had to take on her two sick cats, both of which are chronically ill and one of which has diabetes, and build an outbuilding to house them in which runs somewhere around $5000 all told, and the SO's incoming MRI bill for unrelated medical problems on our end, and the fact that I had to spend almost my entire savings on last minute plane tickets to fly us out there when it was all I had to live off of for the next six months... and we are pretty fucking squarely screwed--me, the SO, his brother and his wife, their mom, the cats, everyone.

It is the perfect storm of misery and horrible life choices, and I need help, we need help. We need money to pay their bills, to pay the mortgage long enough to sell the house, to pay the backtaxes, to pay the ripoff cleanup people. We need money to guarantee their mother's care. We need money to pay our own medical bills, to pay for the cats' housing and bills, and I need money to fucking eat.

I know times are rough all around, and I know tragedies like this are happening every fucking day, but if you can help by donating even a tiny amount, I am swallowing my pride and asking. My paypal is etherati@gmail.com. If you can't, then if you could just pass this along I would really appreciate it. I really appreciate anyone even just reading this all the way to the end.

Thank you all.
etherati: (WM - R - Noir)
Title: The Center Only Holds
Fandom: Watchmen/Homestuck
Characters/Pairings: Rorschach, Spades Slick. 
Date Written: 2012
Summary: Hold onto your memories, they say, because eventually they're all you have and they're yours, inalterable. Until they aren't. Or: two short, violent, irritable, noir-styled grumpasses meet in the afterlife.
Rating/Warnings: R for stabby stabbings and language, though not so much in this part. This part is most just deathbubble!Rorschach having existential issues.
Notes: FML, FML. Also: Art by [livejournal.com profile] liodain, gorgeous as always.

Rorschach doesn't expect anything in particular to happen to him, once Manhattan's hand comes down. )

etherati: B&W Dan and Ror in front of Owlship, from GN (Default)
I just need to say something here, because so much of what's on my dash over on Tumblr(not so much over here, but what the hell) is making me feel vaguely ill.

First, of course SOPA and PIPA are horrific piles of shit. They are the worst example I've seen of laws governing the internet being made by people who do not understand it; they are egregious and if they were to pass, we would all be completely screwed. (They won't, because Obama's already promised to veto them and they don't have enough support to overrule, but I digress.)

That said, guys? Piracy is still an actual fucking problem. Everyone saying 'oh but if it weren't for piracy I wouldn't have legally bought z y and z'? Yeah, that sounds familiar-- those are the justifications I used ten years ago, when I was young and ignorant and trying to excuse running napster when the real reason was that I didn't want to spend the money, or be bothered bumming a ride to best buy, etc.

The music industry is a piece of shit. The RIAA is a piece of shit. No love lost there. But was I buying music from good acts to encourage the industry to give us something worth buying, or protesting the legislation that gave the RIAA blanket power to do things like suing twelve year olds? No, I was sitting there gleefully downloading from napster, then audiogalaxy, then kazaa, on and on, not realizing that I was being part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Bottom line: You do not get to decide something someone has created is YOURS NOW without paying for it, unless said creator has explicitly allowed it. IP is worth something. People's creative effort is worth something. There is no justification for piracy that isn't actually just an excuse.

Do I sometimes do it anyway? Of course. But I don't pretend it's okay, I don't make excuses. I'm impatient to see something that won't air in the US for months, or I'm just too lazy to go to the store, still. I'm not being revolutionary. I'm just stealing.

SOPA/PIPA are horrible, and they are the worst imaginable way to try to 'do something' about piracy. But that does not mean that the pirates are the heroes, here. :\
etherati: B&W Dan and Ror in front of Owlship, from GN (Default)
I just need to say something here, because so much of what's on my dash over on Tumblr(not so much over here, but what the hell) is making me feel vaguely ill.

First, of course SOPA and PIPA are horrific piles of shit. They are the worst example I've seen of laws governing the internet being made by people who do not understand it; they are egregious and if they were to pass, we would all be completely screwed. (They won't, because Obama's already promised to veto them and they don't have enough support to overrule, but I digress.)

That said, guys? Piracy is still an actual fucking problem. Everyone saying 'oh but if it weren't for piracy I wouldn't have legally bought z y and z'? Yeah, that sounds familiar-- those are the justifications I used ten years ago, when I was young and ignorant and trying to excuse running napster when the real reason was that I didn't want to spend the money, or be bothered bumming a ride to best buy, etc.

The music industry is a piece of shit. The RIAA is a piece of shit. No love lost there. But was I buying music from good acts to encourage the industry to give us something worth buying, or protesting the legislation that gave the RIAA blanket power to do things like suing twelve year olds? No, I was sitting there gleefully downloading from napster, then audiogalaxy, then kazaa, on and on, not realizing that I was being part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Bottom line: You do not get to decide something someone has created is YOURS NOW without paying for it, unless said creator has explicitly allowed it. IP is worth something. People's creative effort is worth something. There is no justification for piracy that isn't actually just an excuse.

Do I sometimes do it anyway? Of course. But I don't pretend it's okay, I don't make excuses. I'm impatient to see something that won't air in the US for months, or I'm just too lazy to go to the store, still. I'm not being revolutionary. I'm just stealing.

SOPA/PIPA are horrible, and they are the worst imaginable way to try to 'do something' about piracy. But that does not mean that the pirates are the heroes, here. :\
etherati: (WM - R/D - SNO OWL)
Title: A Winter's Tale
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters/Pairings: Hollis/Sally, Dan/Rorschach
Date Written: 2011
Summary: A generation apart, two heroes learn about proper winter attire, offers of warmth, and how to say yes. Or: Dan learns from Hollis's mistakes.
Rating/Warnings: Hard PG-13/Soft R? Fluff, peril, cocoa, and Dan being a brazen little owl.
Notes:  For [livejournal.com profile] tortoisegirl, for [livejournal.com profile] wm_secretsanta :D Tried to nail down a few things on the list, sorry I couldn't hit them all!

The first Nite Owl doesn’t like to dwell on it—nothing can be done for it and obsessing just makes it seem worse—and Sal will never admit to it, but winter can be a really, really rough time to be in their line of work. )

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