fictional-academia   36

A Field Guide to Dragons of the Circumpolar Arctic (excerpts) - Sholio - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
As compiled from the research of Janet Fletcher, PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska, later department head of the University of Alberta's Draconology Department, the first of its kind.
fic  id:Sholio  f:OriginalFiction  epistolary/document-fic  dragons  fictional-academia  'ao3 
11 weeks ago by esther_a
Mind's Special Issue on the Recent Archival Findings at Kaliningrad: A Final Thought - CorpseBrigadier - Philosophy RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"Certainly, I think most academics found the exclamation "Holy shitballs, I've just been railed by aliens!" to be out of keeping with their vision of the historical Kant [...]"
fic  f:RPF  f:RPF:historical  xeno  epistolary/document-fic  humor  awesome  'ao3  fictional-academia 
11 weeks ago by esther_a
Endless Abyss of Questions: A Collection of Essays on Proud Immortal Demon Way - spookyfoot - 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Perhaps no other text of the 20th century has inspired as much furious debate or sky pillar comparison as the equally convoluted and voluminous text of Proud Immortal Demon Way. Some have called it the Chinese web novel version of Tommy Wiseau's The Room though with less redeeming plot value in the second half. The novel, which spans more than 5 million Chinese characters and 7-10 million English words--depending on translation which is an entirely different topic of contention-- is a sprawling work of implausible continuity, gratuitous sex scenes, and a blatant snub to most conventions of the Xian Xia and Wuxia genres. Since the literal death and disappearance of the author--amazingly seamlessly in an age of hyper-present social identity--Proud Immortal Demon Way has certainly achieved its own form of immortality.
fic  not-fic  f:ScumVillain  gen  epistolary/document-fic  metafic  pseudofandom  humor  'ao3  f:MXTX  fictional-academia 
august 2019 by esther_a
Informed Consent and Other Cosmic Ironies - KiaraSayre - The Magnus Archives (Podcast) [Archive of Our Own]
Fun fact: interview-based research typically has to go through ethical review, and while oral histories have generally been exempt, that is less and less the case.

Another fun fact: Tim is no longer allowed to fill out paperwork.
fic  f:MagnusArchives  gen  humor  epistolary/document-fic  fictional-bureaucracy  short  'ao3  fictional-academia 
december 2018 by esther_a
Linguistic Hazards - Azzandra - Dungeon World (Roleplaying Game) [Archive of Our Own]
I write this to you, my dear, only to apologize for the lateness of my correspondence, and to assure you that I am well, despite the incident that has shaken me to my core and that I will relay to you in these pages. I hope then that you will understand why I have been in such a state of shock that I could hardly press pen to paper without despair overcoming me, and why I request that once you have read this letter, you will commit it to the flames--if not to conceal the awful truth contained herein, then at least to spare your sensibilities from possession of such cursed words as you are about to read.
fic  id:Azzandra  f:D&D  gen  epistolary/document-fic  humor  short  'ao3  fictional-academia 
june 2018 by esther_a
Royal Archival Project Section 5, Appendix H: Notes On A. L. C. - HigharollaKockamamie - Final Fantasy XV [Archive of Our Own]
Erasing someone from history is an imperfect art, especially an immortal with an odd sense of humor. A pair of archivists follow the traces.
fic  f:FF15  gen  epistolary/document-fic  fictional-history  'ao3  fictional-academia 
may 2018 by esther_a
Cultural Traditions in North American Magic and Their Ramifications - icarus_chained - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
"The purpose of this paper is to explore the various cultural traditions of magic on the North American continent, a rough outline of their origins, and their influence on the modern practice and understanding of magic in the United States."

A faux-academic paper exploring magic and the (failure of) its regulation in an alternate United States circa 2002-ish.
fic  id:icarus_chained  f:OriginalFiction  fantasy  epistolary/document-fic  AU  'ao3  fictional-academia 
august 2017 by esther_a
Currently on Display - Siria - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A selection of items from the 'Steve Rogers: The Man Behind the Mask' exhibition, running at the Brooklyn Museum of History and Culture from May-October 2007.
fic  id:siriaeve  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  gen  epistolary/document-fic  'ao3  f:MCU  fictional-academia 
july 2017 by esther_a
Dreams in Glass - Clocketpatch - A Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs - Aimee Picchi [Archive of Our Own]
I will attempt to record this incident rationally. There are researchers in Edinburgh who are making a science of the study of sleep, and perhaps my strange dreams and the things they urge me towards will aid them. I beg that you accord me the same respect as you read this, and do not seek to commit me if my flights of fancy seem too wild. These are research notes, not pages torn from some lovesick girl’s torrid notebook. I am aware that my feelings are improper, perhaps even indecent, but it does not behoove a lady of science to disguise the truth.
fic  f:Misc.Books  femslash  epistolary/document-fic  short  yuletide  'ao3  fictional-academia 
january 2017 by esther_a
Excerpts from Policy Matters - yhlee (etothey) - Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat [Archive of Our Own]
Excerpts from a forthcoming work on the formation of policy during the reigns of King Laurent and King Damianos V, with notes on sections to be censored.
fic  f:Misc.Books  epistolary/document-fic  slash  s:Canon_Pairings  fictional-history  via:theautomaticlady  yuletide  f:CaptivePrince  fictional-academia 
january 2017 by esther_a
Soteriology and Stephen Greenwood | Unlikely Story
FROM: Cara Falco <> 21/11/2013 15:03
TO: Stephen Greenwood <>


we have a page of the codex lucis & need it translated asap. it’s the missing prophecy so there isn’t anything online. can u help?
fic  f:OriginalFiction  epistolary/document-fic  fantasy  'other  fictional-academia 
september 2016 by esther_a
The Essential Atlantis Reading List - ArwenLune - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Since the declassification of the Stargate Program, there have been several books published about its most unique mission: Atlantis. While On Gate Travel, by Dr Rodney KcKay, is by some considered the ultimate book on the Stargate Program (at over 600 pages it is certainly long enough) there is far more to Atlantis than could possibly be said in one book by one person. We would like to bring the following books to your attention.
fic  id:ArwenLune  f:SGA  gen  futurefic  epistolary/document-fic  'ao3  fictional-academia 
march 2016 by esther_a
edenfalling | [Fic] "The Golden Age: A Historical and Cultural Survey" -- Chronicles of Narnia
An excerpt from the introduction to The Golden Age: A Historical and Cultural Survey, published by the University of Redhaven in the year 1667. (225 words)
fic  id:edenfalling  f:Narnia  fictional-history  epistolary/document-fic  ficlet  'ao3  fictional-academia 
august 2015 by esther_a
Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film - eleveninches, Febricant, hellotailor, M_Leigh, neenya, tigrrmilk - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“Heil Hydra,” the enemy agent shouts.

“Heil this, motherfucker,” says Captain America, shooting off a rocket.

Steve and Bucky find out Hollywood has been busy since they went away. A historical survey, including but not limited to: one set of exploded genitals, a brief interlude in France, Mel Gibson and other masterworks of casting, eight Academy awards, several dinosaurs, and something Tony Stark has ominously dubbed “the masterpiece.” Art included.
fic  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  slash  s:Steve/Bucky  metafic  epistolary/document-fic  long  'ao3  humor  movie-verse  multimedia  f:MCU  fictional-academia 
june 2014 by esther_a
nextian | a sorry box and a hillside
it kind of turns out that folk music is hilarious as a historical document because it comes from all over the place and all over the time.

For some reason I got really enamored of this one, even though it doesn't sound like anything really from the Childe ballads and is probably a contemporary invention. It might be because it baffles the crap out of the musicologists.

It's called "the Ballad of the Lone Centurion".
fic  filk  f:DoctorWho  epistolary/document-fic  'dwth  fictional-academia 
january 2014 by esther_a
lizbee | FIC: Detectives, Adventurers and Girls Who Don't Wait Around (DW, Amy, other companions, G)
Between her debut in 1938 and her death in 1993, Amelia Williams probably wrote over five hundred novels, short stories and articles.
fic  f:DoctorWho  gen  femalecharacters  epistolary/document-fic  'dwth  fictional-academia 
october 2012 by esther_a
How to identify and kill werewolves by Teddy Lupin - lazy_neutrino
Teddy Lupin's DADA essay on the subject of werewolves and how you identify and kill them.
fic  f:HarryPotter  gen  NextGen  short  epistolary/document-fic  fictional-academia 
may 2012 by esther_a
An Excerpt from 'Road to Revolution: the Life and Times of Roy Mustang', by sixpences
2) While some, eg. Lucy Brosh, The Quest for Immortality (Central: Central University Press, 1990), have argued that in fact the armour functioned as Alphonse's body during this time, due to some alchemical accident, this view is now largely discredited.
'ao3  fic  f:FMA  gen  futurefic  epistolary/document-fic  short  outsiderpov  via:brownbetty  fictional-history  fictional-academia 
april 2012 by esther_a
Ephemera from the Avatar Collection at Republic City University with notes and commentary by the archivists - eruthros - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
Many of these pieces lack provenience, as they were recovered after the Great Fire destroyed the Kuei Royal Collection at Ba Sing Se University.

The Avatar Collection is not available to the public. Scholarly inquiries should be directed to the Chief Archivist.
fic  f:AtLA  gen  epistolary/document-fic  'ao3  fictional-history  fictional-academia 
february 2012 by esther_a

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