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2016-12-18 07:17 pm
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Signal-boosting a multi-fandom charity effort.

After the shock of the U.S. election results started wearing off, I began considering what I could do to help the situation.  Eventually, I hit upon the idea of a fandom charity effort, wherein volunteer fic writers and artists would create commissioned fic and art, and the money would go to various charities supporting the causes and groups that That Man is against and seeks to victimize.

However, I am not a superlative organizer and wasn't sure how to manage the logistics.

Happily, a group of wonderful people on Tumblr had the same thought I did and created fandomtrumpshateAuthor and artist sign-ups begin tomorrow, and I will be signing up to write Housefic.  I'm posting this here in hopes that some authors who remain in House fandom might be interested in getting involved.
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2016-06-20 12:14 pm

Author Interview!

Happy summer solstice!

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted here.  But [ profile] resourceress7 just posted the author interview I completed for the [ profile] housemd_what_if comm, and I hoped enough of my friends list was still active in House fandom to be interested in reading it.

Please stop by for information on what draws me to what-if as a genre, my history in fandom, selected headcanons, and my latest Housefic in progress.  And leave a comment if you're moved to do so--I love interacting with other fans, and I've missed this fandom very much.
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2013-11-24 02:16 am

SCI Arc Apocrypha

Since it's been a number of months (and because I just finished a song rework that was being uncooperative), I thought I ought to post again.  I hope to have more time for fandom again after the holiday season, but in the meantime, please enjoy the song rework and three short poems.

First, the song rework.  Call this "Nobody's Fault" in a not-quite-duet.
"From a Distance" )

Next, House's perspective on the events of the episode.  This one is unusual for me: I write very few villanelles, since this particular French verse form is difficult to render well in English.  It's also in second person, which I hadn't experimented with before.  Still, I'm pleased with the result.
"Parallels" )

Switching to Chase's perspective, this is a jump rope poem, set during his yet-unwritten rehab/recovery period.
"Adapting" )

Finally, a triolet.  This is a form I learned relatively recently, but its circular structure seemed to suit the subject: Chase in early recovery, learning to manage a wheelchair.
"Around Again" )
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2013-06-10 07:58 pm

Adaptations 'verse: "While You Were Out."

Title: While You Were Out
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13 for medical realism.
Characters/Pairings: House, Wilson; House/Wilson friendship.
Summary: In the end, what matters is how much House is willing to do.
Notes: This piece is now fully revised, expanded, and integrated into the fabric of the ‘verse. As always, thanks to [ profile] resourceress7 for her indispensable research assistance and editorial skills.

Read more... )

Previous Chapters: 1 | 2
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2013-05-28 04:27 am
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The Summer To-Do List.

Yes, I'm still here, I still love the fandom, and I still have stories to tell.  (I just hope anyone is still reading after I vanished for ten months.)

The Adaptations 'verse gets top priority, since uncounted hours of neuroanatomy and -rehab research, a Chart of said research that fully deserves the capital letter, and one very patient co-researcher/editor have been waiting months for grad school to loosen its clutches.  Next installment will be the rewrite of "While You Were Out."

I also want to write some short pieces (say one to three pages) in the world of "Principles of Growth."  If anyone wants to see a particular moment, feel free to suggest it.  I can't make promises, but you might spark something.

On a related note, the Masterlist entry for the Dæmonverse has been reformatted slightly, and now features a photo-manipulation of House, Wilson and Chase with their respective dæmons.
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2012-09-04 10:51 am

"Adaptations" 'verse: No Such Thing as Absolution

Title: No Such Thing as Absolution
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13 for medical realism.
Characters: House, Chase.
Summary: After Cofield's verdict, House visits Chase in ICU.  Apologizing can’t fix this, but there’s nothing else he can do.
Notes: Thanks to resourceress7 for masterful beta-reading and research assistance.

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2012-09-03 07:58 am
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An appreciation post.

"No Such Thing as Absolution," the next story in the "Adaptations" 'verse, will be online tomorrow.  I'm posting today because I want everyone to appreciate my beta reader, [ profile] resourceress7, who made this possible.

How?  With twenty-nine hours total of line-by-line discussion and analysis, in face of sleep deprivation and my overzealous love of semicolons.  We brainstormed.  We debated.  We had so much fun.  And this piece is now as close to perfect as it can be made.  Together, a linguist and an English lit major, alike in obsessive attention to detail, have determined that every word is in its correct place and pulling its weight.

You should also know that I never attempted medical fic before "Adaptations" because I knew I'd get caught up in researching the individual leaves on the trees, and the forest would never be written.  In her function as co-researcher, [ profile] resourceress7 organizes everything we learn about SCIs and the management thereof, enabling me keep it straight.  So I can pull medical fact into the stories I write without any appearance of effort, but I have tables and timelines making my 'verse go round.

I'm a good writer.  Having a good editor is improving my work considerably, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to grow.
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2012-08-22 10:50 pm
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What I've been working on.

Currently, the "Adaptations" series—my attempt to bring medical realism to Chase's spinal cord injury (hereafter SCI)—has been taking priority.  I've been fortunate enough to have [ profile] resourceress7 and [ profile] enigma731 join me as co-researchers (giving me the benefit of superlative organizational/editorial skills and a neurorehab background, respectively), because SCI and rehabilitation is an expansive, complex topic.  Their help has been invaluable, and it's thanks to them that I'll be able to get the next story in this series posted before January break.  (Grad school permitting, I hope to post again in September, but I know better than to make any promises.)

"Acute Management" has been revised slightly to reflect continuing research.  Next up will be a reworked version of House's apology, now brought to you from the ICU to reflect the fact that Chase won't even be able to handle serious physical therapy for at least a month.  After that, "Step Follows Step" and "While You Were Out" (which I willingly admit I wrote without knowing nearly enough about the medical details involved; their current incarnations should be considered beta versions) will be edited to align with all previous events, and I'll be able to move forward properly.

This is going to be a long road for both Chase and House.  I look forward to recording where it leads.
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2012-07-29 08:17 am

"Adaptations" 'verse: Acute Management.

Title: Acute Management
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13 for medical realism.
Characters: Chase, Dr. Harper (of S2's disability support group), some discussion of House.
Summary: In the ICU, Chase is evaluated by a psychiatrist and waits to count his losses.  (Set before the outcome of the Cofield inquisition.)
Notes: Grateful thanks to [ profile] resourceress7 for serving as this fic’s First Reader, and also for her magnificent compilation of Resources for Sick!Fic (Hurt/Comfort) Readers & Writers (see her LJ's sidebar).

Read more... )

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2012-06-06 09:48 pm

It's good to be writing again.

Sorry for having disappeared for a while: processing the finale took longer than I'd have liked.

I could devote a few paragraphs to the infuriating illogic of the thing (beginning with the terminal thymoma and ending with House's magical escape from infernal doom), but others already have, and there's no point in replicating their efforts.  I will say I'd hoped for something better than a parade of hallucinations and a reprise of the perennial arguments, but I never expected to be satisfied: my narrative preferences diverged from the canon writers' long ago.

Still, I've always loved the characters, even when the stories written for them appalled me, so I have no plans to go anywhere.  The larger projects I've put aside all semester are ready to return to, and I'm hoping to complete at least one of them before another year of graduate school pulls me under.  Currently, my dæmonverse looks as though it'll claim first priority (as a matter of trivia for those interested, my list of dæmon assignations has been updated to include Adams, Amber, Park and Stacy.  Of those, it was necessary to pin Amber's down, since she'll appear in "Interweaving").

Finally—so there's something of substance in this entry—have a metanarrative poem.  These are my own words to the characters, post-finale.  (And I disclaim the phrase "further up and further in," which is from C.S. Lewis' The Last Battle.)

Further Up and Further In

This is where all tales begin
(Further up and further in):
Kiss a dying world goodbye
(Time to fall, and falling, fly).
Rules that cannot break can bend
(All your lives were just pretend).
Time is winding to a close
(Tell me how your story goes):
Time to travel past the door
(Don’t you know that’s what you’re for?).
Losses fade; it’s not too late
(Time to find a kinder fate).

Time to fall, and falling, fly—
Tell me how your story goes.
Time to find a kinder fate:
Don’t you know that’s what you’re for?
All your lives were just pretend.
Further up and further in,
Find yourselves remade.  Begin.

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2012-05-08 01:10 am

"Post-Mortem" post-ep ficlet.

Title: Safety Net
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: G
Characters: House, Chase (friendship)
Summary: After getting the results of Wilson’s CT, House asks Chase for a favor.

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2012-02-07 11:06 am

(Another) "Nobody's Fault" post-ep fic.

Title: While You Were Out
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: House/Wilson (friendship).
Summary: House believes he’s at fault for Chase’s injury.  Wilson begs to differ.

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2012-02-07 07:14 am

"Nobody's Fault" post-ep fic.

Title: Step Follows Step
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Chase
Summary: Contemplation in the aftermath: it wasn’t House’s fault.

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2011-10-10 11:40 pm

AU S8 one-shot: "Threshold of Change."

Title: Threshold of Change
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Chase, Wilson, House; House/Chase mentorship/friendship; House/Wilson friendship.
Summary: With House’s record, arranging a new start for him was never going to be easy.
Note: This fic is a prequel of sorts to [ profile] damigella_314’s “A New Beginning.”  What follows is Chase’s perspective before House’s release from jail; she covers Wilson’s after.

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2011-07-12 08:55 pm

Dæmonverse Masterlist

As an introduction, everyone's dæmons (names, forms and the significance thereof, as well as a few paragraphs to explain what dæmons are to those who aren't familiar with His Dark Materials) are listed here.  Note that fics are posted in order of internal chronology, not necessarily the order in which they were written.

Filed below is an early experiment with the idea of dæmons for House et al.: House and Wilson and their respective dæmons embark on a relationship, and begin working through the issues unearthed by the Tritter disaster.

Shifting Balances )

Having gotten the idea of how to write the characters with their dæmons, I threw canon parameters out the window and brought the societal norms of Philip Pullman's world to PPTH.  This fusion of the two worlds created something much richer, and far larger, than I expected at the onset.
The Dæmonverse )
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2011-07-12 08:11 pm

Dæmonverse AU ficlet: "Matters of Control."

Title: Matters of Control
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: House, Wilson; House/Wilson established; implications of House/Chase mentorship/friendship.
Summary: House and Wilson discuss the implications of Chase’s ability to ease pain. (An interlude set between the twelfth and thirteenth chapters of "Principles of Growth."  Newcomers to this universe, please see the series masterlist.)

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2011-06-21 12:04 am
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S6 canon-based sonnets.

I wrote these months ago and never posted them, so I might as well rectify that.  (If you like them, please see the 'sonnets' tag for others.)

'Broken': House in Mayfield. )

'Lines in the Sand': House on Cameron's reasons for leaving Chase. )

'Kyrie Eleison': Chase and the church, post-Dibala. )
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2011-05-23 11:23 am

"Self-Flagellation": AU S7 one-shot.

Title: Self-Flagellation
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: R for discussion of (non-sexual) BDSM content.
Characters/Pairings: House, Chase; House/Chase mentorship/friendship.
Summary: House diagnoses the aftereffects of a coping mechanism.  (S7 AU, sidestepping out-of-character serial womanizing and Cuddy-induced myopia.)

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2011-05-17 01:32 am

"After Hours" post-ep fic.

Title: Bearing Strain
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Wilson; House/Wilson friendship.
Summary: Cuddy calls Wilson at five in the morning: the conversation we didn't hear.

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2011-05-15 09:57 pm

"Changes" post-ep fic.

Title: Remade Regrets
Author: lit_luminary
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Chase; past Chase/Cameron; implications of Chase/various women and House/Chase friendship/mentorship.
Summary: A study in remorse and might-have-beens, attempting to reconcile Chase’s behavior this season with his character as established in S1-6. (Set after “Changes” but before “The Fix.”)

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