schizoauthoress: (Mi Na--Heart and Soul)
Title: Rain of Blessings
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Dragon Age Origins, pre-Battle of Ostagar
Warnings: death and neglect mentions in passing
Word Count: 959
Summary: Orphne Tabris and the deserter, or a city elf's discount.
Word of the Day: mewl, verb: To cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
Note: Daggerpen's Queti Tabris is meant to be 19-20 during the events of DAO. Orphne Tabris is two years younger (and Echo Surana is the same age), so they are both 17 years old in 9:30 Dragon.

Rain of Blessings

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Party Crashers
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Prompt: Alan/Sam - “This is without a doubt the stupidest plan you’ve ever had. Of course I’m in.” (from herestoyoumsholly)
Warnings: nothing major, the characters are mocking heterosexism
Word Count: 635
Summary: Sam Zhao doesn't want his family to keep pretending he's straight.
Word of the Day: litotes (LAHY-tuh-teez), noun: Understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”

Party Crashers


Alan Scott just barely lifted his head from the pillow when he heard his lover call his name. He'd caught a red-eye flight last night in Gotham City in order to visit Sam Zhao, and spent most of the day sleeping to rid himself of jet lag. Sam had gone about his day in Hong Kong as usual, leaving Alan in the apartment.

Alan rolled over onto his back, still holding the pillow to his chest. "Wuzzat, Sam?"

"Oh." Sam was standing in the doorway of the bedroom now. He frowned slightly. "I didn't realize you were still sleeping. I'm sorry."

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Mornings
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: none really
Warnings: mild language
Prompt/Fill: Any, any, the more you love someone, the more you want to kill them
Word Count: 2957
Summary: Prince Trian keeps getting rudely awakened.

Note: My interpretation of Trian Aeducan and his relationship with his siblings is probably pretty skewed away from canon or what BioWare intended. Pre-game timeline, naturally, but leading into a Dwarf Noble Warden world-state.

Word of the Day: obtest, verb:
1. To supplicate earnestly; beseech.
2. To invoke as witness.
3. To protest.
4. To make supplication; beseech.

Three Terrible Things to Wake Up to, According to Trian Aeducan (and one that wasn't so bad)

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Runny Peach Pie
Author: D.L. SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: AU, opens post-"Infinite Crisis" but the change actually happened before then.
Warnings: mentions of character death, though none happens in the story itself
Word Count: 1800
Prompt: Inspired by this picture
Word of the Day: paregmenon noun:
The juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation, as in “sense and sensibility.”
(Paregmenon comes from the Greek word parēēgménon meaning "to bring side by side or derive.")
Summary: "Power Girl tries to tell herself not to get her hopes up... She's a grown woman. She knows that wishes don't come true."

Runny Peach Pie

"Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie - not perfect but who's complaining?"
--Robert Brault

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: In Your House I Long to Be
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: everybody knows that Oghren is a potential party member, right?
Warnings: rampant speculation regarding Stone Sense for dwarves
Word Count: 596
Summary: Coping with loss, for dwarves.
Note: As I noted on a Tumblr post, I switch between using "he" and "they" for Gylaw's pronouns, usually, because Gylaw is nonbinary AMAB. This time, it's "they".
Word of the Day: draggle, verb:
1. To soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud.
2. To trail on the ground; be or become draggled.
3. To follow slowly; straggle.

In Your House I Long to Be

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schizoauthoress: (Love Monster (pit bull in advert))
Title: Unlike / Like
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: probably none, lol
Warnings: none
Prompt/Fill: none
Word Count: 215
Summary: Musings on attractiveness.
Note: Zevran Arainai/Male Aeducan pairing (Non-Binary and Assigned Male at Birth, actually, but I know how fandom categorizes)
Word of the Day: glissade, noun:
1. A skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
2. Dance. A sliding or gliding step.

Unlike / Like

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schizoauthoress: (Homosexual Agenda oh noez!)
Title: Space Age: Inquisition
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Shouldn't really be any; I did a setting transplant.
Warnings: strong language, soft sci-fi bullshit (I told you...)
Word Count: 1075
Summary: Two Tevene meet up in a tavern. Nobody gets what they want.
Word of the Day: .fainaigue , verb:
1. To shirk; evade work or responsibility.
2. To renege at cards
Note: Here's my secret, Cap... I really only care about the MOGII folk from Tevinter. >.>
This is the first part of an experiment to see if I can reimagine a quasi-medieval setting in space, just for fun.

Space Age: Inquisition

"Do you know this... Qunari?"

"Know me?" the Iron Bull said incredulously. "Krem works for me. So keep walking, Vint. Nobody wants what you're selling."

"Chief, it's not--" Krem tried to protest. This was highly irregular. The boss usually left them alone when potential clients approached them, but this time Krem had barely gotten out his name.

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schizoauthoress: (I Read Your Fanfic -- The Shining)
Title: It Has to Be Hurt
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: a bit of companion banter in "Dragon Age: Inquisition"
Warnings: Romanced!Dorian because that's how I roll; angst, obviously
Word Count: 1811
Summary: What is the function of a wooden duck? Dorian is reminded of a childhood incident.
Word of the Day: bird-dog, verb: To follow, watch carefully, or investigate.

Note: It might be a little awkward, but I'm referring to the player character as only "The Inquisitor" and not going into much detail about him. Y'all don't seem to like it when I write about my particular Quizzie.

"To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also."
-- Igor Stravinsky

It Has to Be Hurt

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schizoauthoress: (Cancer--I Peench Feets)
Title: Flowers Fall
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: The New 52 / DCnU Earth-2 #2, Earth-2 #5 & 6, Earth-2 #12, Earth-2 World's End #6
Warnings: disasters in the background, character death alluded to, canon-level violence and strong language in one section
Prompt: fyeahlilbit3point0 innocently asked me for nuAlan on a meme where "five things that never happened to them" was an option for me to pick. This happened.
Word Count: 3903
Summary: Things that never happened to Alan Scott -- his world is much bleaker than this.
Word of the Day: furcate, adjective: Forked; branching.
Note: Each section is a separate "what if". The opening "narration" is canon, which is why it's so depressing.

Flowers Fall
Five Things That Never Happened to Alan Scott

We of this Earth are so small and powerless... yet every decision we make spawns a new world. And one terrible mistake can create a future that we must endure for the rest of our lives...


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"Nevertheless, flowers fall with our attachment, and weeds spring up with our aversion."
-- Dōgen Zenji

schizoauthoress: (Labyrinth--Where is Bathroom?)
Title: In the Small Things We See It
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Warnings: canon-typical violence
Word Count: 560
Summary: Hawkfire works alone. Duke Thomas has something to say about that.
Word of the Day:
varlet, noun:
1. An attendant or servant.
2. A page who serves a knight.

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: The Light of Intuition 2: The Golden Thread
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: I'm writing this because I'm super-mad about "Earth 2: World's End" #8-10.
Warnings: semi-graphic description of typhus symptoms, canon-level violence, alternate universe because canon is terrible.
Word Count: 1673
Summary: Ichtaca became part of the Blue a long time ago; no one has sought them out in all that time, so they know something serious is happening.
Note: I'm very, very tired of what canon is giving me when it comes to the "Rainbow Avatars" of Earth-2. I'm sorry -- a literal Lovecraftian god, one of the primordial Old Ones, progenitor Nyarlathotep, "the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth" who reigns "in the spiral black vortices of that ultimate void of Chaos" is the Avatar of the Blue? Are you kidding me? The ordered universe, and defending it, holds no sway with an Old One. The only thing he'd want to do is eat the world. Therefore he remains an enemy on Earth-2i ("i" for Intuitionverse, "i" for Ichtaca, "i" for "I could plot a better story than Daniel H. Wilson in my sleep and I have").
Word of the Day: gallant, adjective: Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous

Part One here
The Golden Thread

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: The Call is Coming From Inside the Tower
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: A Death in the Family
Warnings: the obvious ones, given what I'm spoiling
Word Count: 231
Summary: Danny has an unexpected visitor when he's supposed to be alone in Titans Tower
Word of the Day: agita, noun:
1. Agitation; anxiety.
2. Heartburn; indigestion.

The Call is Coming From Inside the Tower

It didn’t do much good, Danny supposed, checking for threats that needed to be stopped while the Teen Titans were off in space. He certainly couldn’t take them on himself.

‘Hm, possible terrorist activity in El Salvador.' He checked to see if there was an active superhero team there, and sent them a tip to check it out.


Danny let out a high-pitched (but not at all girly thank you very much) scream and leaped out of his chair, spinning around to confront his attacker. There was no way he was going to let someone get through him to the Titans’ systems, no way at all!

“….Jason, what the hell? What are you doing here?" Danny asked a moment later, when he realized that it was Robin who had spoken. He picked up his fallen chair with a flick of his wrist and surge of TK. "How did you even get in here?”

The other young teen hero looked at him… Sadly? Danny didn’t get it. He’d hardly ever seen that look on Jason’s face, and never while in costume.

“I’m not here, Danny. That’s the thing,” Jason said solemnly.

Danny laughed. “What do you mean, 'I’m not here’, I can see you right in front of–” he went to give Jason a friendly clap on the shoulder, and yelped when his hand went right through Jason’s body instead, “me?!”
schizoauthoress: (Labyrinth--Where is Bathroom?)
Title: Where You Should Be All the Time
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: general ones for "Earth 2" and "Earth 2: World's End"
Warnings: rampant speculation, cameos from old-canon characters and characters from completely different canons, Alan/Sam pairing
Word Count: 2446
Summary: How Alan Scott met Samuel Zhao.

Note: I know Robinson said that Alan was "about 27" in an interview, but Robinson said a lot of things that never made it to the page, so whatever. Present-day Alan is 29. He'd be about 24 during scenes shown in "Earth 2: World's End" #1. This particular story takes place two years before that.
Note 2: Alan Scott and Todd Rice (and Jennifer Lynn) are still related. I did what I could with the apparent small age gap presented in canon between the boys.
Note 3: Low-key racebending going on with Selina Kyle. Just know that I'm picturing her as Selita Ebanks.

Word of the Day: spruce, adjective: Trim in dress or appearance; neat; smart; dapper.

Where You Should Be All the Time

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: The Light of Intuition
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: speculation based on "Earth-2: World's End" #7
Warnings: wild speculation, Solomon Grundy (zombies aren't charming)
Word Count: 2541
Summary: Searching for the Avatar of the Blue, but Alan Scott might just be on the path to finding someone else as well.
Note: Solomon Grundy became the Avatar of the Gray in 1898. The original character I'm making the Avatar of the Blue became such in 1579. Hence Alan and the Avatar of the White are really Johnnys-come-lately to the Avatar thing. Haven't yet decided what to do about the Avatar of the Red. We'll see what canon gives me to fix. When it came to the Blue, I already had an OC with a backstory that was hella easy to adapt.
Word of the Day: lagan, noun: Anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered.

The Light of Intuition
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.”
--Pat Frayne

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schizoauthoress: (Jayne Could Get Naked)
Title: But To Love More
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Teen Titans v2 #14-15 and #19, Titans v1 #25
Prompt: from Saphire-Dance -- "Roy just flirts with everyone though, boy, girl, non binary cuties
it's just his default state of oh my gosh i love everyone
And I think a lot of people brush him off as not being serious, but no really he totally means to flirt and is super serious I will date you right now it will be so awesome" (We were just chatting, but the plotbunny bit hard.)
Warnings: so much kissing, some talk of sex (nothing explicit), guns because Jason shows up, strong language because Jason shows up
Word Count: 4035
Summary: Roy loves everyone, as much as they'll let him.
Note: Somehow I ended up anti-shipping Donna/Roy and shipping Lilith/Roy super hard over the course of writing this. Oops. The sections aren't quite chronological, with the "bad idea" at the start because I didn't want to end this on a down note.
Note II: Thanks to Daggerpen for randomly listing off other Titans for Roy to kiss when I couldn't think of enough. And many thanks for being a great beta-reader!

Word of the Day: billet-doux, noun: a love letter

But To Love More
One Teen Titan Roy Harper Has Kissed But Dating Is a Bad Idea
And Five Teen Titans He's Kissed and Would Totally Date

Roy has no illusions about love conquering all. He already knows very well that love gets chewed up and spit out by life like everything else. But he doesn't let that stop him from looking. Even if love doesn't last, he's going to enjoy it while he can, for however long he has it... and with whoever will let him love them.

Most people think he isn't serious. They telegraph pretty clearly that they consider the kissing, the dating, the sex all in fun -- a welcome bit of intimacy and enjoyment, but nothing serious. Roy doesn't see the need to correct them, doesn't feel like putting his heart out there on the line when they make it clear that they won't be. But he cherishes all of them.


Donna Troy

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Lilith Clay

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Zachary Zatara

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Toni Monetti

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Eddie Bloomberg

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Dick Grayson

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schizoauthoress: (Cancer--I Peench Feets)
Title: Let Them Make Cake II
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: G
Spoilers: none, this is a bakery AU
Prompt: For my "alternate take" fic meme, Daggerpen asked "any chance of some Baking Graysons POV on the Devil’s Food Bakery's order passing?"
Warnings: Dick Grayson is in grudge-holding mode and thus a jerk.
Word Count: 803
Summary: Roy is a decent fellow, and he hates to take sides.
Word of the Day: palter, verb:
1. To talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery.
2. To bargain with; haggle.
3. To act carelessly; trifle.

Let Them Make Cake II

Roy heard the phone ringing in the back and worked just a little faster to box up the cake his current customer had requested. “Grant!” he called to the cashier, “Ring Mrs. Dibny up for me? Call coming in.”

He flashed her an apologetic smile, but the lady made a shooing motion with her hands as she smiled back — ‘go, go! answer that call!’ — and Roy felt better about slipping away. He ducked into the office and picked up the receiver.

"The Baking Graysons, Roy speaking. How may I help you?" Roy recited the basic set greeting.

"Roy!" a familiar voice said, in a cheerful tone that struck him as strange, "Glad it’s you. Danny Chase here."

"Hello, Danny," Roy replied.

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Between the Stacks
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: general spoilers for the "Red Rain" universe, though I changed the ending of Part 3 (Crimson Mist)
Prompt: When I opened for prompts on Tumblr, Daggerpen asked for "Helena Bertinelli (Earth 43.H), teacher knows best".
Warnings: canon level violence (those damn vampires again)
Word Count: 3670
Summary: A schoolteacher meets a police officer. They fight vampires!
Word of the Day: dowager, noun:
1. An elderly woman of stately dignity, especially one of elevated social position.
2. A woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc.
An interlude for the Earth-43.H / "Rainfall" universe. Takes place chronologically before Part One.
Part one here.
Part two here.
Part three here.
Between the Stacks

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Kaí Emoí (I, Too)
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: none, AU challenge
Prompt: Anonymous askbox prompt "Arthurian au Jason/Kon"
Warnings: forced cross-dressing, pre-slash
Word Count: 2138
Summary: Sir Dinadan, Squire Conon, and Iason. Like attracts like. And they're all dorks.
Note: adapted from incidents within "The Fyrste and the Seconde Boke of Syr Trystrams de Lyones" in Le Morte Darthur (Sir Thomas Malory)

Word of the Day: crasis, noun:
1. Composition; constitution; makeup.
2. a type of contraction in which two vowels or diphthongs merge into one new vowel or diphthong — making one word out of two.

Kaí Emoí

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schizoauthoress: (Homosexual Agenda oh noez!)
Title: The Best Defense
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: scenes adapted from 'Earth 2: World's End #1'
Prompt: Anonymous askbox prompt - "They're such good people, so I want to see what you can do with Sam/Alan, Evil AU :D"
Warnings: character death (not graphic), alignment change
Word Count: 2140
Summary: Sam does not trust Dr. Terry Sloan. He takes action.
Note: I can't remember if they ever established a timeline / timescale for the initial Apokolips invasion of Earth 2, so the timestamp given here might not be right.
Word of the Day: bandy, verb:
1. To pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take.
2. To throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
3. To circulate freely.

The Best Defense

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schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Angels Fall Without You There
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: I don't even properly know. Cassandra is in Hong Kong. I allude to Batman and Robin v1 for sure, probably some Red Robin developments and Batman Incorporated.
Prompt: askbox prompt for Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, "Roller Coaster"
Warnings: none really? The format may be a little confusing.
Word Count: 1813
Summary: Cassandra knows she doesn't like literal rollercoasters. What to do when life becomes a metaphorical one?
Word of the Day: splendiferous, adjective: Magnificent; fine.

Note: I got distracted by a different prompt also given for Cass Cain Month, which is why this one is late. And then I got bitten by multiple plot bunnies. This one was a hard one to get off the ground.

Note II: Medusa, opened in 1999, no longer exists as itself. It was retooled into Bizarro in 2009, but I'm pretty sure the track is the same.

Angels Fall Without You There

Gotham City isn't home anymore, and when Cassandra realizes that, she knows that she has to leave. (Blüdhaven had been home once, but that's one place she can't return to... no one can.) Her brothers had nearly ruined everything in their fight to succeed their father, had made a mockery of what his symbol stood for.

So she'd shoved the costume into Steph's hands, left the name she'd made her own, and packed her bags. As her flight departed from the Gotham City International Airport, the only thing that lightened the weight on her heart was knowing that passing Batgirl on to Stephanie was something that her father had wanted.

Cassandra rode a rollercoaster once.

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