karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Pauper-AU strikes back, for charity! Written for [livejournal.com profile] scheherezhad as her tart for [livejournal.com profile] sweetcharityvox. \o\ It's almost like cheating!

Runs In The Family

Fandom: Batman (Pauper!AU)
Characters: Bruce, Dick, Jason
Rating: PG13
Summary: Life, if Bruce had not been rich, goes like this for Dick: a small apartment, joy, dreams, and friends sharing spring breaks.

Notes: Standalone sequel to the earlier part of the AU

4907 words and a lot of Bats Trying To Be Normal (TM).

'Now or next year, Grayson?' Jason shouts from downstairs. )
karanguni: (danny OCEAN)
MY BRAIN HURTS. There will be fic later tonight, which is why I am posting now, but god my brain hurts. 6 hours of CSS/XHTML/Jquery later and what do I do? I google search for more tutorials ahghgnghghghghhhhhhh. Make it stop, please, make it stop.

Question: would any of the Batfans on the flist want to be on a limited-release filter for progressive chapters of the Bruce-is-a-pauper AU continuation? I don't want to post it publicly until I get it all out and maybe have a chance to rearrange it, but I have the attention span of a gnat, so... 8D? Anyone? If there're enough people, I can start posting tonight! *wheedles*
karanguni: (BATMAN lost)
I solemnly swear to be up to no good to post fic with each update. 8D

Probably the first Batfic I've written that I really like: give it a chance? :D?

This insubstantial pageant faded

Fandom: Batman
Characters: Dick, Bruce (gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Life, if Bruce had not been rich, goes like this for Dick: a small apartment, joy, dreams.
Warnings: Bruce-is-a-pauper-AU-that-isn't, mix-and-match canon, Stealing Titles From Shakespeare (TM) and other shenanigans.

4447 words and Dick proving (once more) that to love Bruce in any capacity is to love the sound of your own suffering.

Dick discovers that Bruce works for some engineering company – he's a whizz with numbers, does things like the grocery bill up mentally and without even using his fingers. )
karanguni: (DICK swings weird)
Been busy coding, running, sleeping and then coming alive with the realisation that I have an informal philosophy essay due in tomorrow (insert arurughghg here). Wanted to write more Lead, but I think every time my FFVII genes switch on, my Batman alleles turn off. Ergo, drabbleface.


One Time That Dick Grayson Was Not A Good Man

Batman. Dick/Kory, Dick/Babs, Dick/Bruce.

469 words and Dick being, well. A bit of a dick.

I don't know, Dick Grayson confessed to himself that day, what the hell I want from anybody. )
karanguni: (ROY kills)
DEFINE ME?
THE LIVEJOURNAL DICTIONARY MEME


Do this research writing person a turn? 8D I'll do you if you do me *waggle*

Also, let me once again direct you to amazing Batp0rn (Dick/Tim) by [livejournal.com profile] pere_chan, written as an offshoot to a drabble prompted by this pair of Y3 boots as in the cut below. Life is too generous to me some days.


Batman drabble
Tim, Bruce, hints of Dick/Tim and happytimes.
736 words

Boooots )
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Third in the Better Dead Than Lead arc.

So leave me where the kids are all right

Fandom: Batman/Batman Beyond
Characters: Bruce, Dick, Terry
Rating: PG
Warning: Hints of slash. Hints of problematic family relations. Lots of hints, too.
Summary: Dick, boy wonders, and also Batmen.

(Follows on the heels of a 50 year displacement into the world of Terry McGinnis.)

5104 words and more inter-Batclan relationship tsunamis. \o/

You're using your command voice, Dick wants to tell Bruce. Do you realise that? )

[edit:] Ow, do my hands hurt from this "drabble arc". Right, K, whatever floats your boat...
karanguni: (BATMAN is skeptical)
READING UNDER THE HOOD RIGHT NOW.

OH MY GOD, JASON TODD.

MY BUTTONS? THEY ARE MORE THAN PUSHED. THEY ARE SMASHED.

YOU MADE BRUCE CHOOSE BETWEEN YOU AND DICK

YOU AND DICK

YOU AND DICK

YOU GORGEOUS, PSYCHOTIC SON OF A BITCH ASJFLKASJFLSAJFLKASJF

[edit]

In less capslocky news, I highly encourage all bored/blocked out writers and/or artists on the flist to head on over to IJ to participate in Kinkfest or in Porn Battle. Both very fun communities, and the former is chock full of really, really awesome writers and readers.

People also encouraged to leave their addresses for Christmas cards &c. in the post below this one. Just sayin'. 8D
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Finally took a day or so to do nothing but indulge myself - between coming fast and hard off the exams and straight into soul-eating fic, I decided not to write another few chapters and just to laze around and be human for a little while. Still feeling kind of twitchy; my body wants me to do stuff, even though my mind is telling me firmly to back off.

She has a life, does she? )


Here, have a few guilty pleasure listening songs:

Miley Cyrus - See You Again

This song is so hilariously teeny-bopper, but also hilariously catching, if you ignore Miley Cyrus' self-insert into the lyrics. It's my private Stephanie!song, for the Batfans on the flist. Somehow it sparks a little of young!AU!Elena, for the FFVII people. God, pop.

The last time I freaked out
I just kept looking down
St-st-st-stuttered when you asked me what I'm thinking 'bout


Smashing Pumpkins - The End is the Beginning is the End

For the Batfans: Yoinked right off the Batman and Robin soundtrack, this track makes me think of Jason Todd, Dick gone wrong and Timothy logically extended. It's a frightening Gotham. For the VII fans: dude, this is like. Midgar slums +++++ I write angry Tseng and think of this fondly.

Is it bright where you are?
Have the people changed?
Does it make you happy; you're so strange.


[edit] Bugger. Pornbattle on IJ just decided to buttonsmash me. Potentials:


Batman Beyond, Bruce/Terry, family
Batman Beyond, Bruce/Terry, time-travel

DC Comics, Bruce Wayne/Dick Grayson, ward
DC comics, Dick Grayson/Tim Drake, bonded

I WEEP FOUR THOUSAND LITRES OF TEARS.
karanguni: (DICK swings weird)
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call this a "drabble" arc anymore...

And lead is light as a feather

Fandom: Batman/Batman Beyond
Rating: PG
Characters: Bruce, Dick, Terry
Warnings: Assumes RotJ has happened. Assumes comics!history. Bruce, because this man deserves a warning all on his own. Typical Batman Relationships (TM).
Summary: Following his 50 year displacement, Dick learns about all the things that have - and have not - changed in the era of Terry McGinnis.

Second in the Better Dead than Lead arc.

4746 words and I'm not even halfway through the list of tiny things I'm supposed to write and oh god, Bruce, why do you have mental sex with everyone?

It's automatic for Dick to say, 'It wasn't your fault.' )
karanguni: (DICK swings weird)
Writing up the next huge-ass chunk of the Better Dead than Lead arc, which is producing things like:

'Terry,' Bruce acknowledges. Terry holds out a hand to Dick. Dick looks at Bruce. The expression on Bruce's face probably, once translated, means play nice.


I am so going to hell. BUT MOSTLY I AM POSTING THIS TO TELL THE WORLD TO GO WORSHIP [livejournal.com profile] pere_chan. Oh my god, look what she drew for me! LOOK WHAT SHE DREW:



So this is me, dying, because that's Dick in the blue tie, and Terry in the red shirt, and ho'crap. GO. GO TELL HER HOW AWESOME SHE IS.

Meanwhile, you can pick up some more Batman icons from the graphics journal if you want. 8D

Preview:




Aaand I'll stop spamming your flists now.
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
This is me, biting off more than I can chew again! 8D 8D Recommended listening for this fic: Underworld - Moaner, from the Batman and Robin soundtrack. Around about 2:32 is where I imagine Dick starting to run really fast and ajlsfkjaslkfj okay stopping here.

Companion drabble-arc other-side-of-the-AU thing to the Counting Down The Hours drabble-arc-thing. Titles stolen from Ted Leo once more, for even greater justice!


Gold is just a trick of the light

Fandom: Batman/Batman Beyond
Characters: Dick, Terry
Rating: PG
Warnings: Assumes comics!canon for Beyond!canon. Post-RotJ, in some fluffy canonspace.
Summary: You're not - allowed - to be a junkie when you - belong - to this - family, but -

1213 words and I have no idea where I am going with this except that there will be grief and a lot of terror and oh god, I am so sorry, DC.

'Is this your idea of a sick joke?' He looks down at the blue stripe across Dick's chest like it's an ugly scar. )
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Have a day off from the psychosis of school; fought to get this drabble-fic thing done. 8D It comes with a free dosage of the poem that inspired the title (read: that the title was stolen from) at the end - maybe it'll become a habit. Thing. Then fic will truly be educational. *BEAMS*

*weeps* When will I have sufficient time to write brain-heavy FFVII again?

I trust the sanity of my vessel

Fandom: Batman
Rating: PG
Characters: Dick, Bruce, Tim
Summary: Dick looks back, but mostly what he does is leap forwards.

1330 words, slash if you squint and sponsored by Frank O'Hara.

Bruce lives in Gotham. )

oh she's

Sep. 10th, 2008 11:25 am
karanguni: (HOUSE kills)
not dead yet, stop.

middle of examination hell, stop.

how is everyone, question mark, stop?

oh god, and after this we have LLNM writing to do, stop.

yes we do, precious, stop.

mmmm, batman, stop.

guh, need more icon space for snarky house icons, stop.

update over, stop.

[edit]

nevermind, stop. things about dick and bruce are more important:

infinite crisis = worlds colliding = multiple everyone

superman #2 = wants to destroy our world because our world is imperfect

bruce's argument against destruction = dick

later, while fighting to keep the world alive, dick and bruce bond.

i do love comics that make my sad, sorry little paper-pushing life better. \o\
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Still in the midst of studying. Batman and family, they are my anti-drug. Spasming below cut. Fic and your usual she-bang will return, BUT NOT RIGHT NOW.

Because, right now? TIM DRAKE IS TOO BUSY KICKING JASON TODD IN THE CROTCH.



Bruce sure knows how to pick 'em. )

God, I love this fandom. Maybe I should use some of my birthday moolah and buy myself more iconspace. *____* IF ONLY PEOPLE GAVE ME CASH IN INTERNET CREDITS.

Here, have a meme:

1. Answer the questions, using one name from your flist as an answer to each question.
2. Delete the questions, leaving the answers.
3. Give the questions to anyone who does the meme in turn.

1. [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
2. [livejournal.com profile] writerz_bloc
3. [livejournal.com profile] maho_kiwi
4. [livejournal.com profile] celes_grant
5. I NOMINATE MYSELF.
6. [livejournal.com profile] _ice_lady_
7. [livejournal.com profile] guingel
8. [livejournal.com profile] pere_chan, [livejournal.com profile] scheherezhad
9. [livejournal.com profile] logistika_nyx, FOR GREAT JUSTICE CRACK.
10. Probably [livejournal.com profile] karadin, or [livejournal.com profile] writerz_bloc
11. Or here.
12. [livejournal.com profile] knightlineninja, FROM WHAT I KNOW OF HER HEART ♥
13. I shall cheat, and reuse names: [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf
14. No idea?!
15. NO IDEA.
16. [livejournal.com profile] aikonamika
17. [livejournal.com profile] jessieheart, but in a good way!
18. [livejournal.com profile] karadin; maybe it's all the Gackt vibes.
19. [livejournal.com profile] sister_coyote
20. [livejournal.com profile] logistika_nyx
21. Can't think of anyone right now.
22. This is even harder.
23. [livejournal.com profile] logistka_nyx I SENSE A PATTERN HERE. Or maybe [livejournal.com profile] laylah
24. [livejournal.com profile] 1womp. His younger version, maybe.
25. [livejournal.com profile] obabscribbler. WAY WITH WORDS.
26. I would fail terribly here.
27. [livejournal.com profile] celes_grant
28. [livejournal.com profile] spikeyboots
29. Nah, not right now.
30. HI 8D
karanguni: (dick is HIGH)
You know, they say fandom is good for a lot of things. Like learning more about yourself by providing you a safe playground with friendly people who don't usually discriminate. Like bridging all the gaps of race and age and social status and sexuality.

Tonight, I will give you something more profound. I give you eye candy.

Doesn't matter if you don't read DC comics. Because, after you click this cut, you will read DC comics. Dick Grayson isn't just Robin/son of Batman/Batman's psychotically cheerful and brilliant ward, he's also

a) dressed way too tightly
b) capable and/or likely to have/had sleep/slept with any/all character(s) he encounters
c) probably canonically done b)
d) far more able to stand his own ground than you can imagine

The last pimp post had Dick being all wibbly. Bigger brother. Filial son. Cheerful impish boyfriend.

Today we present you with:

Angry resolute asskicker Dick!



p.s that's his other brother, all villain-like and evil and stuff.



Amongst other things! Cut is image heavy.

Hellllllo, Dick. )

More conventionally, I've packed together Gotham Knights #8 - #11 for anyone who wants a nice, clean introduction to Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Alfred. The Batfamily is beautiful. And brilliant and tasty.

[edit] Because you can never have enough brotherly love: )

Then there's Gotham Knights #14, which is nothing but Dick talking to Bruce. Believe me when I say that this is worth your time.

All .cbr/cbz files are really just nicely named .rar/zip files, made for easy reading using CDisplay. Go Google and download this very tiny, small and excellent image display programme - it makes reading comics very, very easy.

Otherwise, you can just rename anything with a funny ending to a .rar or .zip and it will extract just fine.
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Sometimes I feel, in the middle of an urban city of concrete, like the most beautiful thing in the world that could be done would be to stand above a city of lights and jump, and not be afraid of falling: I can't do that, but music and writing sometimes can, by proxy. /random emoface

Something about Dick Grayson means that one day, very soon, I'm going to have to write meta on him, the same way I want to write meta about anything that changes my world in the smallest, most deliberate ways.

P.S: Soren Kirkegaard, I'm sorry. Almost.

So here:

#1: Download this song. (65daysofstatic - The Major Cities of The World Are Being Destroyed One By One By The Monsters) (Instrumental, and beautiful.)

#2: Close your eyes, stop for a moment, breathe in, and then out.

#3: Play the song.

#4: Loop it.

#5: Read the fic.

#6: Milk and sugar optional.

Teleological

Fandom: Batman (comics)
Characters: Bruce, on Dick
Rating: G
Summary: His is physical, not cognitive.

468 words, and grace.

The leap is, by virtue of its temporality, its blindness and its trust, alone in the way we greet it with universal admiration.  )
karanguni: (terry MCGINNIS)
Normal FFVII fic will return when I have more time to think - all the stuff I'm putting out in this time period is like, I don't know, stress relief or something. I sit down, my fingers move, I wake up, and the fic's gone and written itself. 8D

I went looking for some writing

Fandom: Batman Beyond
Rating: PG
Characters: Bruce, Terry, mentions of Dick
Warnings: Universe smashing - replacing toon!Tim with comics!Tim backstory, because, um, comics!Tim is more adorable. Assumes that Return of the Joker has already happened.Ripping off some words from Gotham Knights #10-14.
Summary: Day one was warm-ups and history lessons; day two is about genealogy, and maybe just a little bit about how the entire damn family must have once needed psychiatrists.
Arc: Counting down the hours

1440 words and a lot of Terry wondering just how sane he's going to turn out at the end of all of this. Oh, and a guided tour of, you know. The Ones Who Were.

I went looking for some writing )
karanguni: (try your LUCK)
Revision is turning my brain into slush. I haven't written in what feels like a bajillion years. My keyboard feels foreign to me. Also, Batman.

Drabble ahead. Caveat lector: I am not your happy canonical DC fan. I am a sorry little n00b who watched a few episodes of Justice League (/Unlimited), read a few compiled comics collections, sprinted through Batman Beyond, fangirled at The Dark Knight, and who will make 500000 assumptions about Batman and Co. 8D YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

if I told you I felt ageless

Rating: PG13
Characters: Terry, LazarusPit!Bruce. Is that a comma, or a slash? Who knows - who can tell? Bruce is everything all at the same time. I don't think age even matters, for him.
Warnings: Set after the Batman Beyond episode "Out of the Past".

1241 words, and I have a bad feeling about this, master. Please let this (not?) turn into a series. Oh god oh god. Too late. Counting Down The Hours arc.

If I told you I felt ageless )

Need Terry icons and Bruce icons and Dick icons like woah, now.

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A universe of unmapped grief and love
And new master light is beyond
The pleiades and plow and southern stars.

O soaring
Icarus of outworld, burn bright
The traceries of known skymarks,
Slide the highway planets behind
Your clear waxed wings.

Go conquer the everywhere left
Beyond your sad confinement
In a predicted bonehouse,
Witch thrown riddle of flesh
And water.

O soar until nothing
remains but great glittering holes
In the black godspun shirt over your head.

- John Fairfax