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..?"

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."

Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*
schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)

Title: Choice Words
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none that I can think of
Prompt: Boy of your choice + social media (from Anonymous on Tumblr)
Word Count: 519
Summary: Henry's powers manifest in an... unorthodox way.






Choice Words

The World Army has an official Chirper account, like just about any large organization these days.  Even they realize that a social media presence is important.  A few low-ranking administrative personnel rotate responsibility for making 140-character announcements as needed on important issues of the day.  It's not a very interesting job, and the chirps follow suit -- dry and lifeless.

That changes when Henry Heywood, Jr. -- more widely known as Captain Steel, one of the World Army's rare new Wonders -- drops off a mission report one week.  His visit coincides with one of the desktop computers crashing, and he volunteers to fix it.  Henry can make machines obey his will.  So far as experience has shown, he has this effect on ANY machine.  It is an incredibly useful side effect of the Mad Metal infusion that saved his life and made him a Wonder.

Through some odd quirk of coincidence, the computer in question belongs to one of those bored, low-ranking administrative assistants -- the one who has been assigned to send out chirps this week.  In fact, she had been in the process of logging in to the site when the crash occured.  Perhaps that is why...

Henry easily takes control of the computer, figures out the error, and repairs it, in barely more than a minute.  He deflects the praise and gratitude with a quiet, "My job is to help, you know," and continues on his way to turn in his report.

Though no one knew it at the time, this is what led to the change in tone on the World Army's Chirper account.

"The premier of Canada has more shoes than Imelda Marcos. Someone stop this man."

The first chirp appears a day later, and coincides with a tour of the premier's personal home.  Certain World Army higher-ups are being shown the home as an option for closed negotiations between two (non-Canadian) member states.

The administrative assistant is hauled into her supervisor's office and threatened with disciplinary action, despite her protests that she DIDN'T write the chirp.

She is saved when @worldarmy updates only minutes later -- when she is standing in front of the supervisor and clearly nowhere near a computer.

"Is... Is this guy trying to do Obama pauses? Man, stop. Nobody does Obama pauses like Obama. You just sound foolish."

The Chirpersphere BLOWS UP.  They LOVE it.  The follower count on @worldarmy doubles in no time, then quadruples as memes circulate on Ramblr and VisageTome and the humor subforums on Herddit.

The confused administrators finally realize the new author of chirps an hour later.

"Henry do not punch the premier for his sexist attitude."

(Several variations of "PLEASE DO RC @worldarmy : Henry do not punch the premier for his sexist attitude." appear at nearly the same time in response.)

Ten seconds later, "Hell yes! Sonia's got a much better right cross than me anyway." has the bosses scrambling to do damage control.

At the end of the day, though, a lady in the IT department says to her coworkers, "No one tell him he's doing it, we're getting way more people actually following our updates."

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...

****

Read more... )

"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.

Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*
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

Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*
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

Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*
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


Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*
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

Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*
schizoauthoress: (A Spark in the Dark)
Title: Pherein Phonon
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Wonder Woman v4 #9
Warnings: suicide imagery (canonical, thanks a lot Azzarello and Chiang), dense prose with run-on sentences.
Word Count: 1696
Summary: The aftermath of Diana's shot.
Word of the Day: decathect verb: To withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss

Pherein Phonon

Read more... )
schizoauthoress: (Default)
Title: Records Aren't the Only Thing Broken Around Here
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None that I know of, it's set during Jason Todd's Robin days
Warnings: toilets, mild language
Word Count: 616
Prompt: prompted by this silly observation of mine.
Summary: The origin of an in-joke.
Word of the Day: irriguous, adjective: Well-watered.

Records Aren't the Only Thing Broken Around Here

Read more... )

****
schizoauthoress: (Labyrinth--Where is Bathroom?)
Title: The Weight of His History, The Power of Her Spirit
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: speculation based on the World's Finest #1 preview image
Warnings: wild speculation, mild language
Word Count: 3074
Summary: She's Supergirl of Earth-2... but her friend is no longer Robin. It's time for a change.
Note: There are a few instances of "Earth-2 Kryptonese" based on the bits of language I constructed for an RP account. Hover cursor to translate. Assume a translation convention on her thoughts, though they'd be mostly in Kryptonese with some code-switching to English.
Word of the Day: filiopietistic, adjective: Pertaining to reverence of forebears or tradition, especially if carried to excess.

The Weight of His History, The Power of Her Spirit

"We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies."
-- Shirley Abbott


Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*-*

This just makes me feel better. So there. :3
schizoauthoress: (Labyrinth--Where is Bathroom?)
Title: The Weight of His History, The Power of Her Spirit
Author: D.L.SchizoAuthoress
Rating: PG
Spoilers: speculation based on the World's Finest #1 preview image
Warnings: wild speculation, mild language
Word Count: 3074
Summary: She's Supergirl of Earth-2... but her friend is no longer Robin. It's time for a change.
Note: There are a few instances of "Earth-2 Kryptonese" based on the bits of language I constructed for an RP account. I will translate as needed in brackets nearby. Assume a translation convention on her thoughts, though they'd be mostly in Kryptonese with some code-switching to English.
Word of the Day: filiopietistic, adjective: Pertaining to reverence of forebears or tradition, especially if carried to excess.

The Weight of His History, The Power of Her Spirit

"We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies."
-- Shirley Abbott


Read more... )

*-*-*-*-*-*

This just makes me feel better. So there. :3

Profile

schizoauthoress: (Default)
schizoauthoress

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21 222324252627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 21st, 2017 01:11
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios