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Notes on Birth Control and Childrearing for Fantasy Writers | melannen
I thought this one would be easy because I wrote it in a comment reply on a post many years ago, and broke the DW comment limit in the process. Twice. I always kind of wanted to expand it, polish it up and repost it here, but then I ended up rewriting a little more extensively than I'd expected, to nobody's surprise.

This is, in rough paraphrase, meant to answer the question: I want to write sexually active cis female characters in a world with pre-industrial technology, without having them be tied to childbearing and childrearing. How can I do that, realistically, without having to rely on "because magic" or "because I say so"?

So below the cuts are various ways people have used to control and limit their reproductive and childcare roles across cultures and histories. It's heavy on historical European and Mediterranean cultures - that's way easier to research if you only read European languages, and also I'm less likely to completely screw them up. But most of these things, at least in broad strokes, would apply to most human cultures more or less. Warnings for... most things you can think of regarding gender, sexuality, reproduction and/or unwanted children, and possibly a few things you can't.

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Fascinating and informative reading.
misc  info  history  worldbuilding  essay  via:blueMeridian 
july 2016 by Teogli
Arm Candy | Unpretty
Summary:Where Bruce Wayne goes, models follow. It's almost a joke, the way he wears them like watches, girls too young for him hanging off his arms. It's a wonder he can even tell them apart. //

[This is quiet and wonderful. I want another 50k on the OCs and Bruce and everything. Kudos.]

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There's a lot about this that is interesting even if the end feels like an abrupt stop.
dcu  gen  worldbuilding  atmospheric  good  setting  via:blueMeridian 
june 2016 by Teogli
Fundamental Force Carriers | tanarill
Summary: The Sith Lord Darth Vader lived his life. He probably didn't live it well, but he lived it as well as he knew how. At the end there, he'd even managed to woman up and kill Sidious. But he was dying, and at peace with the past.

The past wasn't at peace with him. //

Why is it the BEST THING EVER: Time travel fixit AUs are A Thing in the Star Wars fandom. A character (usually Obi-Wan Kenobi or Anakin Skywalker) gets sent back in time by the Force from the time of the OT to the time of the prequels, and things unfold from there. This is quite possibly the best out there, because it combines a) a very unique take on the trope (and the Force, and the whole "chosen one" prophecy) with b) really good writing. When I finished it, I was torn between wanting a sequel and going back to the beginning and rereading it right then and there. -beatrice_otter

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starwars  fix-it  timetravel  good  long  worldbuilding  socialissues  via:blueMeridian 
june 2016 by Teogli
build your wings on the way down
Where the loss of ignorance is more valuable than the knowledge gained, and Edward figures out the source of alchemy a lot sooner than before.

"Edward has cockroaches under his skin and leeches in his veins. He's vibrating and bursting and his body is too small, too big, doesn't fit quite right. He needs Al to know - needs to tell someone, anyone, but he will cut out his own tongue before he burdens anyone else with this knowledge."
fma  wip  long  worldbuilding  setting  fix-it  magic  via:opalsong 
march 2016 by Teogli
Team 8 in a quiet moment during the timeskip, with lots of speculation about the origin and nature of the Aburame clan's bond with their kikkai. Fluffy enough to rot your teeth.
gen  naruto  hinata  shino  worldbuilding  via:opalsong 
september 2015 by Teogli
The Secrets of the Lonely Mountain | Lisafer
Legolas is sent to Erebor after the War of the Ring, where he's given the chance to meet up with Gimli again.

Predominantly book-verse. And I feel it should be subtitled "Adventures in Moodiness: Featuring an Elf and a Dwarf".

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lotr  good  setting  worldbuilding  gimli  via:blueMeridian 
august 2015 by Teogli
The Stubbornness of Dwarves | khazadqueen (ama)
Legolas's attempts at courting Gimli have fallen flat on their face. Somehow, Dwalin finds himself playing matchmaker--neither of them are really sure how it happens.

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Sweetness tempered with sadness at Dwalin's reminiscence.
gimli  lotr  setting  worldbuilding  futurefic  via:blueMeridian 
august 2015 by Teogli
T is for Tal-Vashoth - sabinelagrande - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
A group of qunari seek refuge at Skyhold, and Dorian's life gets wildly out of hand.

Tal-Vashoth Hippies You heard me Cultural Differences Scent Marking Dorian Pavus, Qunari Language Instructor Humor Mage Ducks qunari culture Languages and Linguistics Qunlat Isn't Pro-Drop
dragonage  dorian  ironbull  worldbuilding  setting  cute  detail!fetish  established  futurefic  fun  domestic  good 
may 2015 by Teogli
Flashover - Chapter 1 - adiduck (book_people) - Girl Genius [Archive of Our Own]
Eight years before canon, Sorin Petrescu, tentative Lord Heterodyne, enters a town called Blecherville to learn from its Spark, the venerable Professor Blecher. He does learn a lot, though it's not quite the subject matter he was expecting.
girlgenius  case-fic  action  plotty  adventure  worldbuilding  setting  longing  good 
february 2015 by Teogli
On the Cold Hill Side - marycrawford - The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types, The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the end, Gimli thinks, Legolas will steal his heart and sail away with it, and even the wonders of the Glittering Caves are not enough consolation for that loss. But when Aragorn calls for Gimli’s help in dismantling the hidden traps of Orthanc, everything changes.
gimli  lotr  setting  worldbuilding  detail!fetish  action  fantasy  good  post-ep  longing 
february 2015 by Teogli
ANBU Legacy
sucessor to Fallen Leaves: a less angsty au, in which Minato lives, Kushina and Sandaime are the big dead heros, and Anbu has a more sane and workable system
long  naruto  wip  rpg  kakashi  setting  worldbuilding  action  fantasy  good  au  divergentau 
january 2015 by Teogli
The Good Life - Evidence - Dungeons and Dragons (Cartoon) [Archive of Our Own]
He doesn’t want to miss anything from the Realm.

They fought tooth and nail to get back here, after all. He can still remember the rush he’d felt when the light had swallowed them up, and they’d opened their eyes to find themselves strapped back into that same old amusement park ride.
good  gen  character  dungeonsanddragons  post-ep  setting  worldbuilding 
december 2014 by Teogli
Parallax - bloodbright - Mass Effect [Archive of Our Own]
Shepard can hardly be blamed for harboring a deep hatred of the batarians. The attack on Mindoir when she was sixteen, in which her family was killed and the colony devastated by slavers, was undoubtedly the defining moment of her life up to that point; her eventual rescue by an Alliance patrol no doubt cemented her decision to enlist.

- Alan Simonis, Beyond First Contact: Humanity’s Struggle in a Hostile Galaxy, p. 94

The temptation for the lazy historian is to draw a straight line from the attack on Mindoir to Shepard’s actions at Torfan, but the fact is that by 2178 Shepard had engaged the batarians on multiple occasions—and always disengaged promptly when ordered to do so. Torfan represented not a loss of control but a calculated statement.

- Sara Janowski, Sword, Shield, and Hammer: Commander Shepard and the Systems Alliance, p. 90
gen  masseffect  stylish  cool  worldbuilding 
december 2014 by Teogli
Tony Stark and the Heterodyne Legacy - Chapter 1 - Jamoche - Girl Genius, The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Loosely inspired by Euphrosynia's Jäger by khilari - What if the Super Soldier serum was the Jägerbräu?

AU for Girl Genius: When Tony Stark's great-grandfather helped fellow student Agatha Clay recover her lost locket, she never made it to the university the day Klaus took over, and the world became a very different place. But Heterodynes can't stay lost forever, not when there are Jägers on the hunt.
crossover  girlgenius  avengers  setting  worldbuilding  wip  case-file 
august 2014 by Teogli
Nuée Ardente - Chapter 1 - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Girl Genius [Archive of Our Own]
The brand new secret tunnel behind Frau Crina's Bar and Bagels had not been outfitted with lamps, and it was the middle of a drizzly mountain night.

The reddish glow and dry heat that slowly grew the farther Sorin went had him chanting "Don't be lava, don't be lava" from the second he noticed his hair was drying to the time the tunnel opened onto a ridiculously large cave.

It was, of course, lava.

Sorin Petrescu is a perfectly normal blacksmith's apprentice, and is perfectly content with his life. He did not sign on to discover things he shouldn't know and go on the run with a Jägermonster.

Or make out with him, either.
adventure  action  case-file  girlgenius  worldbuilding  asuka  good 
august 2014 by Teogli
Euphrosynia's Jäger - Chapter 1 - khilari - Girl Genius [Archive of Our Own]
A slice of the other side of the Storm King's legend. Maxim takes the Jägerdraught to become one of Euphrosynia's personal guard. Otilia, made to serve the Storm King, has less choice. As Sparks and Kings clash, the constructs and clanks also have their tale.

'Zo, how iz hyu finding being a Jäger?’

‘…It is a leedle like being drunk,’ he said carefully. ‘Everyting seems like such a goot idea.’
girlgenius  pre-series  long  gen  setting  worldbuilding 
august 2014 by Teogli
An Occurrence of Dragons - Jay Tryfanstone (tryfanstone) - CW Network RPF, Supernatural RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Jensen is an old dragon, and he's lived on his mountain through the rise and fall of many a civilization. He's more history and myth then anything else at this point, and Jensen is alright with that. Sometimes he will walk out amoung the people to get a feel for the new century, his human guise doesn't look as old as he actually is. He especially likes to go to the University to see what the latest scholarship in "dragons" is.
fantasy  au  academia  j2  setting  period  case-file  cool  worldbuilding  dragons 
may 2014 by Teogli
kinked | "Harrow" (original, Harrow/Vandory/Harrow)
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing: Harrow/Vandory/Harrow
Contains: Ownership issues, xeno (mage/construct), sizekink, with dangerkink and loyaltykink at the same time. Also character death (minor), violence, gore, and implied sexual violence (offscreen/anecdotal).
Notes: In our world, a "feist" is a type of small hunting dog...which might fit for some of them, but in this case is a little like calling the Furies "the Kindly Ones." ♥
Summary/Teaser: A Warden's feist is made to fit them perfectly. It's just that this isn't the one he made.
ciceqi  fantasy  setting  case-file  originalfic  cool  magic  action  worldbuilding  plotty 
may 2014 by Teogli
Avalanche - Branch - Naruto
An AU in which all the character development of part one gets its due: Kakashi finds another way, Sasuke does not leave the Leaf, Itachi remains a villain, no one is a carbon copy of a previous generation, Sakura grows up to be terrifying, Sasuke finds his way back to family, and Naruto wins all hearts. Featuring Team Seven fluff, filling in the time-skip, and a rather different second half.  (166,861 words)
naruto  au  long  cointossAU  setting  worldbuilding  action  plotty  women  teamfic 
may 2014 by Teogli
A Hymn Of Empire - urbanAnchorite (t_ZM) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Feferi Peixes is the last daughter of her mother's line, and she has to learn her throne.


For byzantienne.

Work Text:

The origins of Imperial rule lie within protohistorical seadwelling culture, of which only hint and inference remains. I myself was privileged enough to recover a tablet that, after sweeps of translation, yielded this to me: the original Empress may have been a sacrifice. A girl was sent down to the hadopelagic depths to sate the hunger of a monster and assure another sweep’s safety. I can only assume that -- for whatever reason -- one night the monster came back with her.

-- “From Tidepools To The Throne: A Treatise Upon Alternian History”, Mathav Yhosti (abhorristorian, later executed)
homestuck  gen  character  cool  woman  worldbuilding  pre-series 
february 2014 by Teogli
Undoing - Charli J (gigantic) - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
When Mike was in his early 20s, he accidentally started sleeping with a demon.
cool  good  carts/richie  hockeyrpf  long  setting  worldbuilding  plotty  action  case-file  au  magic 
december 2013 by Teogli
Highway Unicorn - Chapter 1 - pentapus, thefourthvine - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
He saw the horn poking out from the pony's head, golden and straight and somehow delicate-looking despite the empty tuna can hanging off of it. The unicorn horn. "The fuck," Sidney said out loud, his eye skipping from the horn over the greyish-white body to the graceful gold-toned hooves.
au  hockeyrpf  urbanfantasy  fantasy  setting  cool  worldbuilding  sid/geno 
november 2013 by Teogli
User Since - rageprufrock - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
To: PC (loyaltothedream@hushmail.com)
From: Buck (bucky1956@yahoo.com)
Subject: Report!
Date: May 10, 2012

Phil — where the hell are you, man? Let us know if you're all right, or if there's anything we can do to help. HQ's freaking the fuck out.
avengers  gen  pru  good  !!!  fandom  cool  setting  worldbuilding  marvel 
november 2013 by Teogli
The Eighth Sense - musical_junkie - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The Seventh Sense (or "ice bonding") is a connection between two teammates that allows them to sense each other's physical proximity and basic emotions/thoughts on the ice and only on the ice. It's as much a part of hockey as the puck, and bonding with a teammate is normal. Staying bonded to a teammate when you've been traded to Columbus and aforementioned teammate has been traded to Los Angeles is not.

In which Jeff Carter bonds with Mike Richards, gets traded, stays bonded to Mike Richards, gets traded again, and then things get weird.
cool  setting  worldbuilding  carts/richie  hockeyrpf  bonding 
november 2013 by Teogli
Cultstuck - elanor_pam - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Karkat Vantas is a 6 sweeps old troll with a secret so big it could shake the very foundations of the Alternian Empire. But now the purrbeast is out of the bag, and the heretics who follow the teachings of his Ancestor rush to send their Messiah to the safety of a planet so distant, it knows nothing of Alternia.

Meanwhile, Karkat hates his life and these stupid old squatters and his ancestor and pretty much everything there ever was in the world of forever. Platonically.
long  setting  worldbuilding  good  karkat  character  cool  case-file  plotty  wip?  ensemble  au 
october 2013 by Teogli
First Contact - elanor_pam - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The Coalition states for the record that it considers Her Imperious Condescension, Empress of Alternia and its conquered territories a Criminal, a Liability to her own people, an immature brat unfit for power, a Crazy Old Bat and an Abuser, and we do hereby charge her with Corruption, Corruption of Minors, Exploitation, Exploitation of Minors, Slavery, Slavery of Minors, Indoctrination, Indoctrination of Minors, Violation of the Prime Directive and Violation of seventy percent of the Chart of Universal Rights for the Sapient Species, and we declare to unanimously hold her in Contempt.
fun  cool  homestuck  au  setting  worldbuilding  action  good  fix-it 
october 2013 by Teogli
Like Heavy Handed Symbolism - prodigalDaughter - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Jake and Dirk find the former's quest bed, and all he has to do now is to die on it. Which is actually pretty hard to do, and almost harder to watch. Originally written for the meme.
angst  jake/dirk  smut  good  setting  worldbuilding  homestuck 
october 2013 by Teogli
Rainjoy's writings - Glee!fic, Big Moon Rising pt I
Summary: The gay teenage werewolf thing just got a hell of a lot more interesting.
kurt/blaine  setting  worldbuilding  detail!fetish  voice  good  werewolves  glee  au  FEELS  character  plot  long  case-file  action  purpleprose 
september 2013 by Teogli
In Which Bilbo Sends Thorin the Most Hobbity of Gifts (and Thorin isn't sure if he should be thankful) by ladygray99
In theory, this is a story set within the universe of another Hobbit fanfic, but all you really know is that following the successful retaking of Erebor, Thorin and Bilbo parted as good friends and have re-established their homes and are flourishing. This is where Bilbo's brilliant and fantastic revenge comes into play, where he starts sending Thorin farm-minded hobbits to torture him and his people with the promise of strawberries and apples and peaches and drive his fool heirs into building glass houses. This story was so charming I just pressed my hands to my cheek and made this face :D in silent joy.
hobbit  gen  lotr  via:pru  setting  worldbuilding  detail!fetish 
september 2013 by Teogli
you can fight the hurricane - thesinnerandthecynical - Generation Kill [Archive of Our Own]
"Used to be that the Ficks were the best Jaeger pilots in the business, a mother and son team who'd piloted all three generations of Jaeger, who had the highest kill count of any Jaeger team ever, who were the closest thing Jaeger pilots had to celebrities. Brad would never, never admit it to anyone, but watching the Ficks was at least eighty percent of the reason he signed up for the Jaeger program; the other twenty percent being Ray leaving subtle hints lying around the apartment they share. Like application forms for the program with post-its saying 'BRADLEY' on the front stapled to his bedroom door, half of them already filled in." Pacific Rim AU.
au  crossover  generationkill  pacificrim  setting  worldbuilding  brad/nate 
august 2013 by Teogli
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination - boosette - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
The one where Pike's yeoman is a plant, and where Starbase 9's department of personnel have it out for him.


Christopher looked back and forth between his new yeoman and Starbase 9's head of personnel. "What the hell does the record of my personal romantic relationships have to do with anything?"

"It is best to avoid any circumstance in which improprieties, imagined or otherwise, might arise, Captain," the bureaucrat said serenely.

Of course they did, but that did absolutely nothing toward changing the fact that the assignment of a biologically incompatible non-human as his yeoman implied, heavily, that those improprieties were expected.

"Imaginary improprieties, well," he replied, "that just changes everything."

"Starfleet Regulation 6-472b -- "

"I'm aware of the Kinsey Three Clause, Commander."
trek  crack  setting  worldbuilding  gen 
august 2013 by Teogli
Midnight on the Demon Patrol - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Homestuck
Fighting fire with fire is okay in theory but Detective-Summoner Dave L. Strider figures trying to summon corporeal demons to the mortal plane to fight other demons is likely to backfire spectacularly. Sadly for him his inner Knight gets the vapors at the thought of letting anyone else play guinea pig.

Yup, he is totally hogging the demon. What could go wrong? (Oh no, Dave, why did you have to think that.)


Notes: What Asuka wanted: a quick silly smut-tastic xenolicious demon summoner/demon davekat AU pr0n thing.

What Asuka got: every character ever telling her who they were and what they were doing in this AU EVEN ALPHA DAVE AND ROSE SERIOUSLY???, three tons of setup, shiny shiny “what this demon character wants/needs sacrificed to offer their services” oh dear lord meulin’s is EVIL, Dave and Latula bonding, Kankri???, a war between hell dimensions and the ~mortal plane~, and only the quickest bit of tease followed by OH WELP I JUST REMEMBERED THIS WOULD BE V.V. DUBCON AND I AM NOT A DOUCHE LET ME SET THIS UP TO ANGST LONG AND HARD AT LATER DATE.

Note, there's still porn, eventually. But. Yeah. (59,638 words so far)
homestuck  good  asuka  au  fantasy  worldbuilding  wip  long  action  case-file  dave/karkat  davestrider  cool  via:theodosia21  plotty 
july 2013 by Teogli
Lost Teeth Like White Jewels - Chapter 1 - roachpatrol, urbanAnchorite (t_ZM) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
In which seven and a half sweeps old Karkat Vantas, member of her Imperial Luminesce's Threshecutioner Corps, takes his moirail's kismesis out on an errand, encounters a variety of problems to do with sea monsters, becomes involved in excruciatingly complicated relationship tangles with his moirail's kismesis' inclade and ends up flipping as many tables as he does quadrants. Contains two ocean-going fight scenes, one lusus, distressing incidences of clown cultism, his lawyer, and absolutely no interactions with the quinity whatsoever.
FEELS  homestuck  action  case-file  setting  worldbuilding  au  longing  long  good  angst  epic  karkat  fantasy  plotty 
july 2013 by Teogli
The Fisher-Prince - Chapter 1 - roachpatrol, urbanAnchorite (t_ZM) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
In which Eridan Ampora, seven-sweeps seadwelling ne'er-do-well, goes to market for his moirail, gets caught up in a political intrigue, is sent on an errand by his employer who is not coincidentally his kismesis, partners up with his kismesis' moirail and blunders into exactly as many problems as a fishtroll would expect. Includes two major fight scenes, religious blasphemy, zombies, some inappropriately passionate kisses and an inordinate amount of blueblood thugs.
au  fantasy  action  case-file  worldbuilding  setting  homestuck  long 
july 2013 by Teogli
Covalent - Chapter 1 - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
-- tentacleTherapist [TT] has joined memo CALLING ALL JACKASSES --

CA: oh great and wwhich human evven is that again
TT: Oh, please. We both know perfectly how well you remember me, Mr. Ampora.
TT: My status is, if you will permit the bad joke, wet and horny.
TT: As in, I have just emerged from what is either a recuperacoon or a fairly good mock-up, and there are protrusions attached to my skull that I am inclined to believe would be candy-corn-colored.
futurefic  homestuck  post-ep  good  setting  worldbuilding 
july 2013 by Teogli
going up flying, going home - Chapter 1 - antumbral - Hockey RPF, Sports RPF, Olympics RPF [Archive of Our Own]
In 2010, the best athletes in the world gathered in Vancouver for the Games of the thirty-first Olympiad. Of all the medals to be awarded at the Games, the host nation of Canada wanted one above all: the last medal to be awarded, gold in Men's Hockey. To this end, Canada assembled a team of superstars, the best and brightest in the NHL, led by Sidney Crosby. On the shoulders of that team they placed the hopes of the nation.
hockeyrpf  action  setting  sid  tazer  long  worldbuilding  atmospheric  good  post-ep  TEAMFIC  kink!  rarepair  olympics 
july 2013 by Teogli
dexwebster | Be better, gmail
Also, obviously, this is going to a slavefic place, so I will just TAKE IT THERE and be damned:

So the parents (?) sell the players to the League when the kids are, like, 14. If you're good enough, you can earn out your freedom; otherwise, they just garnish your wages forever, even after you've left the League, to pay for your "training" and "housing" and "care." (Sidney Crosby's father is still paying out HIS account.) Most people who make the big leagues can eventually buy their way out. Jonathan Toews, because he is the world's most anal and dedicated human, actually managed, through excruciating frugality, contributions from his family, and good investments, to buy himself back at the age of 24. Every time Patrick Kane fucks up, they take like a million of his current freedom account as "reparations," so he's currently at negative numbers and is facing a future where he will have to be sold again AFTER HE RETIRES, which hasn't happened since Theo Fleury.

...And then Jonathan BUYS PATRICK. Because they're teammates.
au  setting  cool  dystopia  worldbuilding  hockeyrpf  long  tfv  tazer/kaner  good  notfic  wip? 
june 2013 by Teogli
love is a contact sport - Chapter 1 - hazel, mermaid - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"And the tragic reality of Patrick's life is that even though they broke up over a year ago, he and Johnny still play beautiful hockey together."

A high school AU, featuring dream-fish, bad movie dates, and a little bit of magic.
au  hockeyrpf  tazer/kaner  long  highschoolau  smut  bonding  extralong  setting  worldbuilding  detail!fetish  kinknegotiation 
june 2013 by Teogli
through the mirrored maze - sesame_seed - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Jonathan's relationship with his daemon is different from anyone else's. :::

Jonathan and Patrick rarely feel the same way about anything. This is one of the things the adults don't understand: daemons and their humans have differences of opinion, certainly, and David's daemon Michal chides him much the way a mother would, but nobody has all-out full-fledged fights multiple times every day the way Jonathan and Patrick do.
hockeyrpf  hisdarkmaterials  tazer  angst  tazer/kaner  creepy  worldbuilding  !!! 
june 2013 by Teogli
lightgetsin: my sports nutrition feels
So this article is making the rounds of the hockey twitters, and I am so glad, because I have been ranting about this for months and at last! At last people are listening! 'This' being the way people write about food and nutrition in hockey fic.

In most stories, the references to nutrition are so far off base they're bad worldbuilding. Bad worldbuilding doesn't make me want to slam my head into walls and scream, though.

But When writers get this wrong, I take it personally.
primer  hockey  hockeyrpf  misc  food  essay  worldbuilding 
may 2013 by Teogli
I Don't Think You're Ready - siegeofangels - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Sydney Crosby's sophomore year as the only woman in the NHL. No pressure or anything.

"Yes, I'm being targeted," Sydney says to the reporter. They're post-game in the locker room. Her hair is still wet, braid dripping onto her shirt, and she just wants to finish up so she can go home and figure out what went wrong. Their power play's still not clicking. "But I'm being targeted because I put up a hundred points last season, not because I'm a woman."

She gets a call from PR Katie the next morning. PR Katie has Sydney on speed-dial, although she calls a lot less than she did last year.
gen  genderfuck  hockeyrpf  setting  worldbuilding  detail!fetish  woman  cool  character  good 
april 2013 by Teogli
a light-handed approach to regulation - hazel - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
This is a political fic written from the point of view of a character who isn't very political. Further notes about what that entails are at the end.

An alternate summary might be:
hockeyrpf  tazer/kaner  kink!  bonding  socialissues  good  setting  worldbuilding  cool  long  alphaomega 
march 2013 by Teogli
you've already captured me - nebulia - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
[Because yeah, okay, so maybe she wants to look nice for Geno, which means that suddenly she really cares about her makeup looking nice and her earrings matching her complexion. Sidney doesn't like caring about lost causes at all.]

Sidney finally goes to prom. Which is actually a big party ten years too late, but whatever, she has a date, a corsage, and a stupid teenage crush on Evgeni Malkin.
hockeyrpf  genderfuck  het  sweet  setting  au  cool  worldbuilding  sid/geno 
march 2013 by Teogli
Finding the Path - esteefee - Hawaii Five-0 (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Prof. Danny Williams is Deputy Director at the Foundation for Sensory Research, where Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett has just been admitted with Acute Hyperactive Sensory Syndrome.

Sometimes by helping someone else, we find our own way.
h50  sentinel  au  fusion  worldbuilding  setting  case-file  harlequin 
march 2013 by Teogli
s2b2: The White Palace, Part One
"Isn't it obvious?" Paqat asked again. "The Dragon King will need another illusionist!"

Fard let out a snort of air and fell back from where he was sitting, winding up splayed across the roof's surface. The tile was still warm from the day and felt good against his bare scalp. "No."

"Come on." Paqat turned on the pillow so he and Fard were facing another again. "You've got the qualifications! The Head Librarian said Abias ar-Dal was an illusionist and a pyromancer. You're an illusionist and a pyromancer!"

While it was sweet to have a friend who thought so much of him, Fard couldn't really believe this discussion was happening at all, much less that his name was a part of it. "Thank you, Paqat. Thank you. I'm honestly flattered. Your faith in me warms my heart. Thank you."

Paqat reached over and poked Fard in the gap of exposed skin between his shirt and pants. "I'm being serious!"

"As am I!" With a sigh, Fard draped an arm across his face. "You're talking about the greatest illusionist ever. Not just top in his class or his master's best apprentice. Ever. Maybe if I had a century's worth of experience, or even a single job's worth of experience, I might be able, maybe, in my most fanciful moments, to begin to entertain the idea of possibly submitting myself for consideration. And even then."

With a sigh, Paqat took the pipe again and stuck it in the corner of his mouth so it puffed as he spoke. "Now, you're definitely not going to get the position with that kind of negative thinking."
fantasy  originalfic  fairytale  magic  worldbuilding  case-file  action 
march 2013 by Teogli
Runt Of The Litter - ProwlingThunder - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve would never admit that wolf-envy was part of the reason he went to sign up during the festivities.

But it still was.
captainamerica  crossover  gen  cool  setting  worldbuilding  wolves 
february 2013 by Teogli
Propinquity for Wolves - Grey_Bard - Person of Interest (TV), Iskryne Series - Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette [Archive of Our Own]
"Something funny?" his opponent sneers, and yes, something is. I have you now.

"I knew one of those in my unit in Tikrit," John says. "Only about three packs in the world throw wolves like this. That coat, the build, you need it on both sides or they won't breed this true. The funny thing is, those packs? They only teach them Dutch. And I'm guessing you don't speak Dutch."
wolves  misc  personofinterest  cool  au  fusion  setting  worldbuilding 
february 2013 by Teogli
- Alternate fan endings for Mass Effect 3!
A different look into how Mass Effect 3 could have ended (in screenplay format.) So far, seven out of seven endings are done, and there are many different dialogue wheel options for paragons, renegades, and investigation.
27 pages of "choice-making boss battling" with Starchild and Harbinger, with tons of room for all the rest!
masseffect  post-ep  setting  detail!fetish  stylish  worldbuilding  action  plotty  misc 
february 2013 by Teogli
♥ Dragon Age Kink Meme ♥ - Dragon Age II, Part 8: Closed for Prompts, Open for Fills
Fenris/Alistair - Fenris is rescued by the Wardens after being given back to Danarius...

Tch, so much potential! sunny!Alistair vs. dark!Fenris; still-believes-in-good vs. everyone-has-an-evil-core...
dragonage  fenris  alistair  long  setting  good  action  fantasy  wip  worldbuilding  case-file 
january 2013 by Teogli
FIC: the color of its countries
Garrus/Shepard, body paint, and a slow, meandering look at turian culture and identity issues. Excellent.
masseffect  setting  worldbuilding  sweet  established  het 
december 2012 by Teogli
Mass Effect Kink Meme -Sub-Speak
“You’re hearing Garrus’ sub-vocalizations. Sub-speak."

“You have a good reason for that?” Shepard demanded as suavely as he can, bleeding from the mouth on the floor of the Normandy’s shiny new cockpit.

“No,” he retorts. “Just wanted to get it out of the way before the suicide mission.”
masseffect  setting  longing  worldbuilding 
december 2012 by Teogli
many names in history, none of them are ours - aubkae - The Avengers (2012), Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve's not sure if he'll ever understand Tony Stark, but it's good, living here. If he still wakes up sometimes convinced this was all a dream, well, it's better than it was before, and that's something, isn't it?

The Avengers live in a world that both glorifies and fears them, but they know each other now behind the scenes.
steve/tony  avengers  comingout  long  h/c  teamfic  setting  worldbuilding  smut  sweet 
september 2012 by Teogli
Brain, Tongue and Heart - Chapter 1 - screamlet - Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
After the failed debut of Loki as supreme ruler of all humans, the Avengers left on Earth piece themselves together using JARVIS, The Sound of Music, science, war games, and anything else they can find.


So the structure of this work is: a prologue, three main parts, an interlude, and an epilogue. The timelines of these parts overlap quite a bit; there's moments crossing over in each part to designate where they fit in to the overarching series of events, but it might not be immediately clear where a part belongs.
avengers  het  ot3  sciencebros  woman  character  post-ep  setting  worldbuilding  melancholic  teamfic 
august 2012 by Teogli
luchia13: Sherlock Fic: Be My Voice in This World
Crossover with Tamora Pierce's Tortall universe, and therefore an AU. VIOLENCE, irreverent view of nobility/monarchy in general, intentionally not brit-picked (o Tortall, u so American!).
Summary: In which Sir John of Fief Watson (aka Mad John) becomes Sir John of newly-created kind-of-a-Fief Baker Street and meets the demigod of insanity via divine intervention-slash-matchmakerness. Together they fight crime, and people explode!
action  au  crossover  sherlock  tortall  fusion  fantasy  setting  worldbuilding  fairytale  cool 
august 2012 by Teogli
The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized - Chapter 1 - the_ragnarok - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur is the son of the ruler, and an Omega male. Eames is leading the revolution. Which kidnaps Arthur. This is only the start of their problems.
au  inception  long  plotty  action  setting  worldbuilding  case-file  kink!  smut  marrage!fic 
august 2012 by Teogli
Doing the Lambeth Walk Chapter 1, a harry potter fanfic | FanFiction
After the war, the last thing Harry wants is to be a celebrity. Pursued, he seeks refuge in the last place people would look and tries to make a difference there. And then he runs into the Malfoys in Tesco's … H/D, mentions of OCs' drug rehab
hp  futurefic  setting  worldbuilding  voice  harry/draco  sweet 
july 2012 by Teogli
Forward Momentum - Chapter 1 - Bracketyjack - Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold, BUJOLD Lois McMaster - Works [Archive of Our Own]
LMB famously has a rule-of-thumb in writing, especially where poor old Miles is concerned -- when in doubt, have the worst possible thing happen. But suppose that were turned around, and instead the best thing happened? or best things, unstoppably, in Milesian droves, and for pretty much everyone?

"Let's see what happens."
vorkosigan  setting  case-file  long  plotty  bujold  worldbuilding  extralong 
july 2012 by Teogli
Tug-of-Vor - Bracketyjack - Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold, BUJOLD Lois McMaster - Works [Archive of Our Own]
In which the Council of Counts faces a quandary, Salic Law is honoured more in the breach than the observance, and Gregor gets an unexpected present.
vorkosigan  setting  worldbuilding  cool  gen  case-file  politics  bujold 
july 2012 by Teogli
National Service - burntcopper - Chronicles of Narnia (Movies), Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis [Archive of Our Own]
Soldiering is soldiering, even when you're using a gun rather than a sword. And they're underestimating you because of your age. (post-PC)
narnia  gen  action  setting  worldbuilding  cool  futurefic  period  BAMF 
july 2012 by Teogli
answer_key: [Eisenberg] Nine Simple Rules
“Don’t worry, Shindou. Given your highly conventional go upbringing, I’m sure that your lessons will go perfectly smoothly. After all”—and here the smile he had given was sharp and cutting and furious, because he was still waiting impatiently for a truth that Hikaru showed no signs of being ready to tell him—“all you need to do is think back to your own early lessons in go, and you should be fine.”
HnG  gen  worldbuilding  setting 
july 2012 by Teogli
entwinedangels: the eight in your hand for the queen up your sleeve 1/8
comic!verse; loosely based in ir vestido de gris!verse
pairing: cougar/jensen
warnings: swearing (like a motherfucker), run on sentences (seriously, those motherfuckers are everywhere), getting drunk, plotting to destroy the sun, wearing boxers while shooting guns, avoiding the issues, threats of hair braiding,
and a general lack of cohesion from me.
summary:He's the new techie
good  losers  military  setting  long  cougar  teamfic  shenanigans  whump  angst  character  worldbuilding 
july 2012 by Teogli
sam_storyteller: The Difference Engine 1/3
" Sheppard remembered dying in Afghanistan, but since he was still walking around he didn't pay that memory too much mind. (Sheppard/McKay)
Warnings: Canonical character death.
Thanks and credit: To [personal profile] hija_paloma for Sheppard's euphemism translations, and to every SGA fan on my LJ for proclaiming there were tons of Sheppard Is A Robot fics, which turned out to be a cruel and unusual lie.
sga  scifi  au  setting  cool  character  long  worldbuilding  good  samstoryteller 
june 2012 by Teogli
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves - auburn - Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1 [Archive of Our Own]
"Vala Mal Doran and her partners, renegades Jehan abd-Ba'al and Meredith McKay, hijack the Tau'ri ship Prometheus and leave the Milky Way behind in search of the Lost City of the Ancients, Atlantis."
sg1  sga  au  long  action  case-file  plotty  setting  worldbuilding  good  extralong  cointossAU  scifi  angst 
june 2012 by Teogli
Learning To Fly - astolat - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
" I don't see why I should follow the crowd, the magpie said.


WARNING: This story includes (fantastical) self-harm in a variety of ways including eating issues; if that sounds triggery to you give it a miss! "
loki  thor  angst  cool  setting  worldbuilding  mythic  good  astolat  movieverse  marvel 
june 2012 by Teogli
Turn Around (Three Times Before Lying Down) - kellifer_fic - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
"Everyone knows that Tony Stark is a playboy, billionaire philanthropist, but what they don’t know is that he’s also a werewolf. When a government agency known as SHIELD finds out, they use this information to force Tony’s hand and bring him into a new elite lycan field team, codename The Avengers Initiative.

Suddenly Tony finds himself playing host to a bunch of lycans, a misplaced God of Thunder and an experimental supersoldier that isn’t as dead as everyone assumed. Can his week get any worse?"
avengers  marvel  au  werewolves  setting  worldbuilding  pic  fanart  long  action  smut 
june 2012 by Teogli
sam_storyteller: Avengers: A Partial Dictionary Of The 21st Century
Summary: Steve is adapting well to the new millennium, and he has the dictionary to prove it.
Notes: Someone mentioned they could read "Steve explores the 21st Century" all day long, and I could write it all day long, so...

A Partial Dictionary Of The 21st Century
By Captain Steve Rogers, US Army


Steve's uniform used to be leather -- good, hard-wearing, durable and tough to pierce, but still just leather. Now he has some kind of bullet-stopping stuff that's really impressive, definitely top of the line...but he can't stitch it up himself like he used to do, sitting around a fire with the Commandos, an awl tucked in his belt, thick twine binding up the rips.
voice  captainamerica  sweet  good  steve/tony  steve  cool  worldbuilding  stylish  marvel  samstoryteller  setting  avengers 
may 2012 by Teogli
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Epilogue
After the fighting is over, then come the hot baths, ice packs, resurrection from the dead, political maneuvering, and happy endings (not like that, Tony).
gen  comfort  fix-it  worldbuilding  marvel  samstoryteller  teamfic  good  setting  post-ep  avengers 
may 2012 by Teogli
Need To Know - ellen_fremedon - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Jack loves working the Federation timezone. You meet the most interesting people.


Beta thanks to Sanj ("This is adorable. What's wrong with you?") and Fox ("The Horta's the one that made me physically recoil, right?")
food  dianeduane  scifi  worldbuilding  cool  setting  tos  trek  good  kink!  torchwood  crossover 
may 2012 by Teogli
The Sanctuary - chase_acow - Teen Wolf (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Stiles runs away during his first heat, right into the waiting and ambiguously scary arms of the Alpha's nephew, Derek Hale. He doesn't have any choice except to submit, but along the way, he digs up a mystery that threatens his family and even the town's safety.
werewolves  smut  case-file  case  action  pollen!  harlequin  worldbuilding  setting  teenwolf  au 
may 2012 by Teogli
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