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2017-08-01 09:24 am

Discards (76k words, rated M, Remus/Sirius)

Title: Discards
Word Count:
 76k

Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin, Remus Lupin & Lily Evans Potter, Sirius Black & James Potter, James Potter/Lily Evans Potter (side pairing)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Lily Evans, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Non-Magical, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Romance, Angst, Getting Together, Falling In Love, Libraries, College, Trans Male Character, Gay Male Character, Latino Character, Japanese-American Character, Black Character(s), Jewish Character, POV Trans Character, Bad Parenting, Parental Rejection, Homelessness, HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, Sex Work, Seattle, Friendship, Fluff and Angst, It's not a downer I swear!, Latino!Remus, Japanese-American!Sirius, Trans!Sirius, Black!James, Jewish!Lily, Texting, bisexual!Lily, Bisexual!Sirius, Gay!Remus, Asshole!Snape, Found Family, Families of Choice, LGBTQ Themes, LGBTQ Character of Color, LGBTQ Jewish Character(s), Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Embedded Images, Poverty, Secrets, Slow Burn, Cuddling & Snuggling, Kissing
Series: Part 1 of Discards Verse
Summary: When 21-year-old assistant librarian Sirius spots a cute hipster college student at the Seattle Public Library, he just needs to figure out a subtle way of determining whether he's into guys. But Remus's life is more complicated than Sirius knows.

Excerpt:

James gave him an incredulous look as he turned the car onto Yesler Way. "You're telling me that out of the thousands of people who visit the Seattle Central Library every week - smart people, who like to read for fun - there's not a single one who seems interesting?"

"Even if there was someone I thought was interesting," said Sirius, "it's not like I could hit on him at work. There are rules about that, you know."

"'Him'?" James raised his eyebrows. "Is this a theoretical 'him', or an actual flesh-and-blood 'him' we're talking about?"

Sirius scowled. "It's no one. Just a guy I've seen around a couple of times."

"What's he like, this mystery man of yours?" James grinned.

Sirius shrugged again. "Kind of a hipster maybe. Skinny jeans, flannel shirt, knit cap. You know the type. Latino, I think. But I haven't talked to him or anything."

"Why not?" asked James. "Afraid your charm and sheer animal magnetism might make him swoon on the spot?"

Sirius rolled his eyes again. "What am I supposed to say to a guy who's just sitting there, reading? 'Need someone to turn the page for you?' Anyway, he's probably straight. And even if he isn't, he probably wouldn't be into someone like me."

James's teasing smile faded. "Hey, don't talk like that. You're a great guy. Why wouldn't he be into you?"

Sirius gazed moodily out the windshield at the slowly-moving lanes of traffic. "You know."

pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Marauder's Map)
2017-06-04 12:50 pm

I still exist!

Oh no! I thought my entries to LJ had been propagating over to here all this time. I guess not.

Well, I'm still around and still active in fandom. I can mostly be found on tumblr these days, and my complete archive of fanfic, including podfic audio downloads, can be found on AO3.
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2014-11-29 05:26 pm

Greetings, My Dear Children!

It is I, Pica the Lazy! No, but really, I have been doing things, I swear. I just frequently forget to post about them on here these days, because I've mostly moved over to tumblr (please feel free to follow me). I'm still working on my massive editing and podficing project, to remove problematic tropes from my fic, and improve reader accessibility. At this point, I have edited and podfic'd 42 of my 56 stories, though many of the longer fics are still left to do. I've noted in my archives on AO3 and FF.net which stories have been edited and which have not. Podfics can be downloaded from my AO3 archive.

a few notable projects worth mentioning here:
- I have edited and podfic'd all three of my popular Remus/Sirius AU fics (A Cure For Nightmares, Highland Fling, TransFigured).
- A Cure For Nightmares and Highland Fling each have a new chapter included in the edit, and TransFigured has a new sequel, TransLate.
- The Highland Fling podfic includes yours truly giving my best attempt at a Scottish accent for Remus and the other Scottish characters, and I changed the fic to give Remus a chronic illness (Lupus), analogous to his lycanthropy in canon.
- I've edited the text (though not yet the podfic) for The Square Peg to give my nonbinary Hagrid gender-neutral pronouns.
- The Diary of Regulus Black and its companion, Consolation Prize (formerly known as Fuck Toy and The Redemption of Severus Snape) have both had complete re-writes, which I posted about here a few months back.
- One Hell of a Woman was edited to make both Kingsley Shacklebolt and Helga Hufflepuff trans.
- A History of Cartographers was expanded to include chapters for both of Snape's and Lily's parents, giving some background on both families.
- Sense Memory, my 2014 R/S Games mod exhibition piece, has been posted to my archives, with podfic.

What's next? I'm glad you asked! (Assuming you did....) The time has come for a full edit of A Conspiracy of Cartographers. I plan to remove problematic material, update my headcanons, re-podfic Year One, and then continue working on the fic. I'll be talking about the changes I am making to the fic as I go on tumblr, but I will not post the edited versions until the full edit is complete, for the sake of continuity. Stay tuned ....
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
2014-10-06 07:40 pm

TransLate (Remus/Sirius, rated M, 5000 words)

Title: TransLate
Author: [personal profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~5000
Genre: AU, romance, drama, angst, hurt/comfort
Rating: M
Warnings: Deals frankly with a trans male character experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and abortion.
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Poppy Pomfrey
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The Easter before their NEWTs, Remus and Sirius receive some shocking news.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters and the Wizarding world are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.
Note: This is a sequel to my first trans!Remus story, TransFigured.

Excerpt:
Remus gave a hollow, humourless chuckle.

"Is something funny?" his boyfriend asked irritably.

"A bit," said Remus. "Pomfrey thinks I'm pregnant."

Sirius stilled. "That's not funny."

"No, I suppose it's not."

"Are you?"

Remus looked down at his feet, dangling over the lake. "Yeah."
pica_scribit: (Grindelwald Won)
2014-07-30 10:50 pm

One Hell of a Woman (Kingsley/Helga, rated E)

Edited to make Kingsley trans, since that's my new headcanon for him.

Title: One Hell of a Woman
Word Count: 3100
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: Kingsley Shacklebolt/Helga Hufflepuff
Characters: Kingsley Shacklebolt, Quirinus Quirrell, Helga Hufflepuff, Statue Helga Hufflepuff, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Fluff, Humor, Canon Compliant, Black Male Character, Bisexual Male Character, Trans Male Character, Kingsley is bi and trans, Sexual Fantasy, Dream Sex, Frottage, Statues, Snarky Gargoyles, Hogwarts, Rare Characters, Rare Pairings, Trans Female Character, Podfic, Podfic Available, Podfic Length: 10-20 Minutes
Summary: In his final year at Hogwarts, Kingsley develops a fascination with his House's founder, leading to a strange encounter in the Hogwarts staffroom.

Excerpt:
Bent over a thick book in the Hogwarts library, Kingsley found himself drawn into the world of the school's founders. Every now and then, he would encounter some fact or detail which might be useful for his project, and made note of it, but more often than not, he found himself sidetracked by anecdotes of Helga Hufflepuff's tolerance, good humour, and many rumoured love affairs.

She had been a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she the first of the founders to accept Muggleborn students without reservation; she had never discriminated on the grounds of race nor gender nor sexual orientation. Kingsley himself was a pure-blood wizard, but as a black, queer trans man, Hufflepuff's reputation for progressiveness was extremely relevant to his interests. It was said that Hufflepuff herself had never turned anyone away from her bed, regardless of gender, if they pleased her eye.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
2014-07-24 03:05 am

Fic: Just Sex (R/S, rated E)

I've now edited this fic, adding ~900 words to the smutty part, and recorded a podfic of the new version.

Title: Just Sex
Word Count: 6100
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin, mentioned James Potter/Lily Evans Potter
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter
Additional Tags: Friendship, Romance, Getting Together, Shameless Smut, First War with Voldemort, top!Remus, Bottom!Sirius, One Night Stands, Friends to Lovers, Anal Sex, Secretly In Love With Each Other For Years, Coming Out, Podfic, Podfic Available, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes, Canon Compliant, Explicit Consent

Excerpt:

Remus looked away. The truth was that he did want to bed Sirius. The knowledge that Sirius was willing and eager to have him made his palms sweat and his heart race. That did not make it a good idea. "I don't want to be one of your conquests, Padfoot. And I don't want to lose you as a friend."

Sirius's voice softened. "You wouldn't, Moony. That would never happen."

"You don't know that."

Sirius touched his arm, forcing Remus to meet his eyes. "You've been one of my best mates for eight years, Moony," he said gently. "We've been through so much together. We care about each other. Nothing's going to wreck that. It's just sex. It doesn't have to change anything."

Just sex. It was easy for Sirius to say that. But it would never be "just sex" for Remus. Not with Sirius.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
2014-07-11 03:36 pm

A History of Cartographers - Edited and Expanded!

I finished chapters for all the Marauders' parents last year, but now I've gone back and added Lily and Snape's families as well, and recorded a podfic. This series of shorts is compliant with A Conspiracy of Cartographers, and acts as a sort of prequel.

Title: A History of Cartographers
Words: 7127
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death (Original Character)
Relationships: Remus Lupin’s Parents, Orion Black/Walburga Black, James Potter’s Parents - Relationship, Lily Evans’ Parents, Peter Pettigrew’s Parents, Eileen Prince/Tobias Snape
Characters: Walburga Black, Orion Black, Eileen Prince, Tobias Snape, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Lily Evans Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape, Regulus Black, Petunia Evans Dursley, Alphard Black
Additional Tags: Canon Compliant, Foreshadowing, Family, Marriage, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Babies, Children, Parenthood, Werewolves, Black Character(s), POC James Potter, Trans Male Character, Pureblood Culture, Arranged Marriage, Poverty, Prostitution, Teen Pregnancy, Domestic Violence, Abusive Relationships, Abusive Parents, Implied/Referenced Suicide, Strangulation, Parent Death, Terminal Illnesses, Internalized Misogyny, Homophobia, Transphobia, Podfic, Podfic Available, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes
Summary: 1958-66: Remus, Sirius, James, Lily, Peter, Severus. Six children from six very different families. Twelve parents who only exist between the lines of canon, but who were instrumental in shaping the characters we love, and the story as we know it.

Excerpt from "Rose Evans":

Rose was not her real name. She had left that behind with everything else when she ran away from the base and her father's cruelty, her mother's indifference. She learned to copy the accents of the other children, bought a train ticket to London, and disappeared. For a while, she lived on the streets, trading her body for the money men gave her, because it meant surviving for another day.

When the truant officers took her, she refused to tell them who she was or where she came from. They sent her to Wool's Home for Children. That was where she met Harry Evans. His parents were dead. She told him hers were, too. He told her that her green eyes were pretty. She said she liked his red hair.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Marauder's Map)
2014-07-02 08:09 pm

On the Cusp of Slytherin (Minerva/Tom, rated T)

Title: On the Cusp of Slytherin
Word Count: 6600
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Minerva McGonagall/Tom Riddle
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Tom Riddle | Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore, Moaning Myrtle, Galatea Merrythought, Armando Dippet, Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Teen Pregnancy, Chamber of Secrets, Accidental Incest, Secret Identity, Pureblood Culture, POV First Person, Unplanned Pregnancy, Emotional Manipulation, Riddle at Hogwarts Era, Minor Violence, Podfic, Podfic Available, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes
Summary: 1942-43: A Gryffindor girl learns the hard way why Slytherin boys are best left alone, especially if that boy is named Tom Riddle. Edited July 2014.

This fic grew out of a pre-Deathly Hallows fan theory that McGonagall would turn out to be a secret villain (balancing Snape's secret hero), based on circumstantial evidence found mainly in Chamber of Secrets, and the birthdate originally given for her which would have made her a year older than Tom Riddle.

Excerpt:
If you were to ask someone from each of the Hogwarts Houses what it means to be a Gryffindor, you would probably come up with four different answers. Gryffindors themselves will harp on proudly about bravery in the face of terrible odds, and great feats of heroism. Ravenclaws, on the other hand, will point to their history books and happily tell you about dozens of historical Gryffindors who were anything but heroic. A more naturally-cautious Hufflepuff might tell you that Gryffindors have a tendency to dive into dangerous situations without thinking, or stick their noses into things that do not concern them. And Slytherins? Everyone knows what they think: that Gryffindors are all hot air and arrogance, and that a person usually has to die to be proclaimed a hero.

Which do I think is right? They all are, to some extent. Some Gryffindors are more one thing than the other, and for some of us, it depends upon the day of the week, or which way the wind is blowing. One thing upon which all the Houses can usually agree is that, if a person is doing something for shock value, nine times out of ten, that person is a Gryffindor.
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2014-06-25 11:52 am

A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two, Chapter 20

Title: Vicious Rumours
Word Count: 96k
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans Potter, Severus Snape, Gideon Prewett, Fabian Prewett, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Helsing Gandolfsson (OC), Poppy Pomfrey
Additional Tags: Marauders, MWPP Era, Pre-Slash, Werewolves, Hogwarts Second Year, Hogwarts, Friendship, Family, Families of Choice, First War with Voldemort, POC James Potter, Peter is an actual character
Chapter Summary: Rumours are flying that werewolves were responsible for the destruction of Dunheath.

Excerpt:
"Not all wizards hate werewolves," Sirius pointed out, interrupting him. "Just stupid ones who don't know any better. You can't hate all wizards just because some of them are tossers. That's just as bad as wizards hating all werewolves."

"It's not the same thing," Remus burst out, trying to keep the pleading note from his voice. "You don't know what it's like, having all these laws and rules telling you what you can and can't do a hundred times a day. If I get caught breaking or forgetting one, it's not detention I have to worry about. I could go to prison. Wizards made those laws, and other wizards kept quiet and went along with it. Whether the three of you agree with them or not doesn't matter. It doesn't affect you -- at least not any more than you decide you want it to. I don't get to decide that. No matter how 'good' I am, I don't get to live my life in peace. I don't ever get to not think about it. If I say 'I hate wizards' -- if every werewolf in the world says it -- maybe your feelings will be hurt, but you still get to live your lives however you want. It's not at all the same thing as wizards hating werewolves."

Reminder: I am way more active on tumblr than LJ these days. Come find me there!
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Marauder's Map)
2014-06-11 06:35 pm
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
2014-06-09 06:48 pm

Happy 10th Anniversary!

I wanted to have a new chapter of ACOC for y'all today, since it is the 10th anniversary of the day I began writing Survivor's Guilt (also of me writing fanfic at all, and shipping Remus/Sirius), but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. I had a dentist appointment today, and my whole face is numb, and I just can't focus on writing. There will be a new chapter sometime in the next few days, though, I promise. In the meantime, I am going to eat pudding and watch The West Wing

Thank you, one and all, for 10 wonderful years. You are all marvelous.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Marauder's Map)
2014-05-30 01:21 pm

A Night Off From the War

Oops. My hand slipped.

Title: A Night Off From the War
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: James/Lily, Remus/Sirius, James/Lily/Remus/Sirius,
Characters: Lily, James, Remus, Sirius
Additional Tags: First War with Voldemort, Canon Compliant, Recreational Drug Use, Group Sex, Bi-Curiosity, First Time, Fellatio, Anal Fingering, Rimming, Anal Sex, Masturbation, Vaginal Sex, Friends With Benefits, Voyeurism, Explicit Consent, Friendship, Pregnant Sex
Summary: The war rages on. Lily and her friends need a break, and James has always been a little curious.... (June 1980)

Excerpt:
Sirius sniffed his goblet. "Should you be experimenting with potions in your condition?"

"It's safe," she assured him. "I double-checked all the ingredients. I brewed it a little strong. This dose should give us a pleasant evening."

"I've heard this stuff can have ... interesting side effects," said Remus.

Lily could not hide a smile. "It can. But we're among friends here."

Sirius frowned suspiciously. "What side effects?"

"Euphoria elixir has a reputation for lowering inhibitions," Remus told him.

Sirius's eyebrows rose. "And we haven't tried it before now, why exactly?"
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2014-05-25 05:30 pm
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Signups are open until midnight on June 2. I'm helping out with modding again this year.


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pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
2014-05-23 08:29 am

Editing, Podficing, New ACFN & ACOC Y2

THINGS are happening. Yes, many things. I hope you will be excited about some of them.

I have been doing some editing. Yes, I can hear you groaning from here, but this is important to me. I have been learning a lot over the past couple of years regarding social justice issues, especially as they pertain to media, and I have come to realise that my stories contain a lot of problematic tropes. I have a lot of young readers, and I am not comfortable thinking that they could come away from my stories with unhealthy ideas about what is acceptable behaviour and what is romantic, so I am gradually going through and fixing things. In some cases, it's just a matter of word choice here and there. In others, some re-writing is required. I am also working on improving representation across the spectrum of race, gender, and sexuality, including adopting the popular headcanon that James Potter was black. I believe that my stories can and will be better.

Once each story has been edited, I will record a podfic (yes, even the porny ones) to increase accessibility for readers who have a difficult time with text. You can check my archive to see which stories have been edited and podfic'd so far, but here is a current list:

Painting Music - David Levithan (Boy Meets Boy), Paul/Noah, rated E, 3200 words
In Dreams Alone - Doctor Who, Ten/Rose, rated G, 400 words
Family - Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Brianna/Roger, rated G, 700 words
Affection Falling Just Short of Love - WTNV, Earl Harlan, rated T, 4300 words
Oasis - WTNV, Cecil/Carlos, rated G, 400 words
Lazy Evening - WTNV, Cecil/Carlos, rated E, 1000 words
M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. Must Die? - Potterverse, OFCs, rated T, 12,000 words
The Plot Bunny - Potterverse, Severus Snape, rated T, 1800 words
Backstage - Potterverse, Remus/Sirius, rated T, 8300 words

And most recently, A Cure For Nightmares, my all-time most popular story, to which I have just added a new chapter, between Ch. 11, and what was Ch. 12.

I am way more active on tumblr than anywhere else these days, so if you're looking for updates on my writing progress, that's a good place to check.

There was something else I was going to mention, I think. Let me see ... what was it? Oh, yes!

There is a brand new chapter posted for A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two.

Excerpt:
EVENING PROPHET

23 December 1972

Village Destruction Result of "Hooliganism" Says MLE
At a press conference this morning Magical Law Enforcement spokeswizard Cornelius Fudge declared Tuesday's attack on the Muggle village of Dunheath to be "nothing more than hooliganism". The press conference was held in response to rumours that the attack was an act of terrorism.

"No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the incident," said Fudge, "and no further leads have been uncovered. If you ask me, it was probably an accident. Someone trying a spell they did not have the ability to control."

In response to questions regarding public safety, Fudge said, "As far as we know, this was an isolated incident that got out of hand. Let's not overreact. Fiendfyre is notoriously difficult to contain. The perpetrator or perpetrators are likely just as shocked by the results of their careless actions as anyone. This department does not anticipate any further incidents."

When asked if there was any truth to the rumours that the organisation known as the Death Eaters might be responsible, or that the attack might be linked to the Easter Murders, Fudge dismissed the idea.

"The Death Eaters are a respectable organisation dedicated to the promotion of Wizarding interests, and Voldemort is a respectable wizard. There is no evidence connecting the group to any sinister activity or acts of violence."

The wizard styling himself Lord Voldemort, who is rumoured to be the head of the Death Eater organisation, could not be reached for comment at the time of this printing.

Muggle officials are reporting the incident as a "gas leak", which is the sort of thing that can cause a large explosion under certain circumstances.
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2014-03-25 03:36 am

Fic: The Square Peg (Rubeus Hagrid, rated M)

Behold, I have written Hagrid fic. Hagrid does not get enough love in the fandom or in the fanfic, and the love he does get tends to be gross fetishisation around his enormous dong. This story explores how Hagrid feels about this kind of dehumanising objectification, as he reflects on his troubled sexual and romantic history. Also covered are the importance of consent and proper lubrication.

This story was co-inspired with alchemypotato's Hagrid's Big Problem. Some ideas are shared in common, and some are entirely my own.

NB: My Hagrid is bisexual and gender fluid.

Warnings: underage sexual coercion, human/centaur sexual relationship.

Please let me know if I have inadvertently done anything problematic, and I will fix it ASAP.


Excerpt:
Dumbledore sighed. "You're a good lad, Rubeus, and I am a busy and forgetful man, not the attentive guardian a young man such as yourself needs. I have been remiss in your education. There is one very important lesson that every young person should learn. I am late in imparting it to you, and for that, I am truly sorry and humbly beg your forgiveness. The lesson is this: if you do not want to touch another person, or you do not want another person to touch you, you can always, always say no. No matter what the circumstances, you never forfeit that right. Your body belongs to you, and you alone. Do you understand, Rubeus?"

Hagrid had looked down at his hands, knotted together in his lap. "I jus' wanted them ter like me."


(Sorry I have been MIA lately. I had a couple of very busy months. I am champing at the fic-writing bit and will be back at it in April.)
pica_scribit: (Grindelwald Won)
2013-12-28 03:28 pm

Dragonfire Biscuits

Title: Dragonfire Biscuits
Wordcount: 366
Rating: K+ verging on T for hinted adult activity.
Timeline: About two years post-canon
Pairing: Ginny/Harry/Neville
Summary: Neville tries a recipe he finds in one of Ginny's cookbooks, not realising where it came from.
Notes: Written as a Secret Santa gift for hpfish13, who loves Neville.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (magpie)
2013-12-18 04:54 am

Affection Falling Just Short of Love (WTNV, rated T)

Title: Affection Falling Just Short of Love
Author: [personal profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~4300
Genre: Friendship, Drama
Rating: T
Warning: racism, transphobia
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters: Earl Harlan, Cecil Palmer, The Apache Tracker, Steve Carlsberg, Tak Wallaby, Kevin, Original Characters
Pairing: Earl/Cecil (unrequited)
Summary: 13-year-old Earl Harlan is nervous and excited about his Boy Scout troop's wilderness survival training campout, but not for the reasons one might think. Sometimes the skills one needs to survive are not what one might expect.
Disclaimer: Welcome to Night Vale characters and the world they inhabit are the sole property of Commonplace Books, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.
Note: I know I am supposed to be working on ACOC. I just got a little distracted by baby boy scouts. The title comes from WTNV Ep. 28 "Summer Reading Program".


Excerpt:
Both of his moms drove with him to drop him off at the middle school. "Mo-o-o-o-o-o-o-om," he groaned, embarrassed, as they hugged and kissed him and told him to be careful before letting him out of the car.

Shouldering his tent and sleeping bag, Earl hurried over to the group of boys clustered around Scout Master Marshak. Tak Wallaby was already there, as well as Steve Carlsberg, the new boy who had moved to Night Vale from the East Coast only a few months before. As usual, Dougie Marshak, the Scout Master's son, wore a ridiculous homemade feathered headdress. Earl ignored him, but greeted a few of the others while he waited for his best friend to arrive.

They were loading their equipment into the Marshaks' van when a voice called, "Hey, Earl!"

Earl turned around, grinning, to see Cecil Palmer and his brother Kevin hurrying toward him. "Hey, Cecil." He rubbed his suddenly-sweaty palms on his pant legs. Soon, he would know.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
2013-11-30 03:02 pm

A Conspiracy of Cartographers (2.18)

My plan was to have this up much earlier in the weekend. Sorry. But here it is! So much dialogue, most of it written during bouts of exhaustion. Hope it's coherent.

Excerpt:
"They're going to figure it out," insisted Remus. "They're too clever not to."

"They won't," Sirius soothed. "It'll be fine."

"They will." Remus was in no mood for baseless assurances.

"They might," said Peter.

"Shut it, Pete," snapped Sirius. "You're not helping."

Chapter 18: Dunheath