lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Title: Tonya (Tries To) Hide
Fandom/'verse: Superhero setting
Rating/Warnings: Language of the four letter sort, recovering mind control victim, rudeness
Summary/Notes: Set after Ice Cream and before Trying to Surrender (Which should be posted here soon)
Words: ~4300


If anyone ever suggests you hide under a truck traveling down a rough dirt road? Don't. Really, trust me and just don't. I mean sure, it sounds like a good idea if you're a total idiot. I'm not and it didn't. But you know that old rule? If it's stupid and it works? Well, it worked. I even got away from my latest pursuers. For values of Got Away that only care about a lack of handcuffs and pointed guns. And not getting squished by the tires. Not values of Got Away that care about pain and agony and ruining the back of your favorite and only jacket. But still I got away.
Click here to continue reading )
lilfluff: A fennec fox boy pencil and paper in hand, showing off what he has written. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Writing)
I've pretty much determined that this part is getting cut as I'll probably start the next piece a bit later in the events. But I like this bit so I'm going to share it here...

A short bit in which Tonya is dismayed to discover the empty mountain cabin is not as empty as she'd hoped.



Click here to see how schoolgirls can still scare our mutant electromancer. )
lilfluff: A fennec fox boy pencil and paper in hand, showing off what he has written. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Writing)
Supers School, Second exploratory writing
Fandom/'verse: A school for people with super powers
Summary: Exploring a potential setting by writing a bit to it. Enter Rae, and return of Margarete.
Prompter: See above
Triggers/Warnings: Some fighting, grumpiness about family
Note: Editing, what's that? Exploring a setting and characters. Fizzles out at the end
Words: 1650 words


The beginning of the prior school year

Rae's old school hadn't had anything like the common room of Ocotillo Hall. It was like a laid back version of the library study rooms. Or maybe if you brought the cafeteria's outdoor seating indoors. A few tables were pushed over to the walls allowing for a wobbly loop of chairs to circle much of the space. Finally a girl with the tips of her hair dyed red stepped out into the circle. Rae recognized her from moving in the evening before, Margaret had been running back and forth half the time with a younger girl towed behind her with a stunned expression.

"Gather around newbies! It's time to start Ocotillo Hall's annual hazing ritual!"

"Margarete!" A short black haired boy stared at her from across the room. "Ixnay."

"Just a little hazing? Fine. Since Derek is being a spoilsport we can just go straight to introductions before we raid the food tables. Who wants to start?"Continues under cut, click here to continue... )
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Title: Supers School
Fandom/'verse: A school for people with super powers
Summary: Exploring a potential setting by writing a bit to it
Prompter: See above
Triggers/Warnings: Mention of deaths but no real details
Note: Only lightly edited. Exploring a setting and characters
Words: 2342 words


Staff Meeting: One Month Prior to Classes

"The next item for discussion," Franklin set aside the previous folder and grimaced as he opened the next. "Eagle from the Bay City Guardians is calling in a marker. He's seeking an enrollment for Vickie Valente and before you ask, yes, that is as in the late an unlamented Doc Despair Vincent Valente."
Continues under the cut, click here to read )
lilfluff: Pithani the student-librarian mouse from Mars Academy as a mad scientist. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Mad Science Pithani)
So years ago with the Truth & Justice rules I created few characters for what I called the Fifth String Heroes. Characters who were not going to be meeting bank robbers fist to fist or alien invaders eye-beam to ray-gun, but were still super powered and found a niche for their powers... My two clearest ideas were The Auditor and The Sitter (my, what creative names :p). The first was a man who had a super powered intuitive grasp of economics. He can walk into a business, spend a short time reviewing the books, and tell you both how well the business is truly doing but also who needs to be investigated for embezzling and with a little more effort figure out what the embezzler was doing with the money. The sitter is a second generation cape born to two heroes. When she inherited some of their powers the assumption was that she would go into heroing as well -- where her passions took her instead was child care and now she is one of a small and select group, those who provide child care for super powered children.

This was in fact the early origin for Mourning Dead Gods (and the follow on Face the Music) as Kitree and Charles's son is one of the children she regularly watches.

So why am I bringing this up? Reading some recent posts by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith has me itching to pull out Truth & Justice once more and dust off these characters. The posts in question: Hero or Villain, Build a Better Villain, part one, part two, and part three. The three part Build A Better Villain follows from an initial idea to working out how this character ends up crossing the line to become a villain. And adding later: Responsibility, even for villains?
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Title: (untitled)
Fandom/'verse: Supers setting, follows Mourning Dead Gods
Summary: Being married to a super villain means always wondering when the police will be at the door...
Prompter: [personal profile] aldersprig's Thimbleful Thursday Prompt for 13 November 2014, Face the Music
Triggers/Warnings: None noticed
Note: Lightly edited
Words: 440 (Abrupt end, but that's the word limit)


Looking through her front door's peephole Leona saw two officers and a woman in an obvious super uniform she didn't recognize. Her breath froze for a moment and she was tempted to run. The thought came to mind then was dismissed just as quickly. She knew running would do no good.

"Leona Siskin?"

"Yes."

"You are the wife of Raymund Siskin also known as Refraktor?"Continues under the cut, click here to read... )
lilfluff: A fennec fox boy pencil and paper in hand, showing off what he has written. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Writing)
Title: (untitled)
Fandom/'verse: Supers school, possibly same as Discrimination
Summary: Enrolling for classes
Prompter: [personal profile] aldersprig's Thimbleful Thursday Prompt for 30 October 2014, Underwater Basket Weaving
Triggers/Warnings: None noticed
Note: Lightly edited
Words: 108


"Why can't I drop it? I need Introductory Kinesiology!"

"Every student must take a minimum of one class from the non-scholastic list every semester. School is stressful enough. Add powers on top of that... Trust me you'll need a stress free class."

"But I need Intro Kinesiology to understand my powers. What am I going to do with basket weaving?"

"I'll offer a deal, pick a course off the list and I'll put you on the reserve list for the evening session."

Sighing Leon read the list, a hint of a grin appearing partway. "I'll pick two for a guaranteed spot." Circling Recreational Dance and morning Tai Chi.
lilfluff: A fennec fox boy pencil and paper in hand, showing off what he has written. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Writing)
Title: Discrimination
Fandom/'verse: Superhero School (uncertain if it's the same universe as Tonya)
Summary: Rick and friend discover the power of discrimination
Warnings/Triggers: Should be safe, mild expletives.
Word Count: 427
Prompter: A square on my January Prompt Bingo, prompted by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Note: Revised from the version posted earlier on deviantArt.



"The power of discrimination? I didn't think people admitted that so casually anymore. Are the wraparound sunglasses the new pointy-hoods?" Rick grinned and laughed at his own joke.

"Not that kind of discrimination dork."

"Then why do you call it that?"

Nolan gazed up at the ceiling counting to ten in his head. "Freshmen, they think they know everything already. For your knowledge powers terminology was developed almost a century ago."Remainder of scene cut, click here to continue... )
lilfluff: A fennec fox boy pencil and paper in hand, showing off what he has written. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Writing)
Title: Ice Cream
Fandom/'verse: Superhero setting
Rating/Warnings: Language, recovering mind control victim
Summary: While on the run from the authorities Tonya runs across a villain she's met before...

Originally posted to my deviantArt account back in August. Kudos and criticism both welcome (ook, my own criticism, after having it sitting aside for three months I so very much want to rewrite it).


Ice Cream, or Tonya on the Run

There are times you wonder what the hell you think you're doing. With the police officer I'd just shocked clutching his arm and swearing behind me, and more back at their cars, and a super-villain with hostages in the bank right in front of me... I was well past the What Am I Thinking stage and right into the Did Five Years as PsyMinder's Brainwashed Toy Leave Me With a Death Wish stage.

continues under the cut )

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lilfluff: A fennec fox boy pencil and paper in hand, showing off what he has written. Drawn by Tod Wills (aka Djinni on LJ) (Writing)
Title: Ice Cream
Fandom/'verse: Superhero setting
Rating/Warnings: Language, recovering mind control victim
Summary: While on the run from the authorities Tonya runs across a villain she's met before...

Originally posted to my deviantArt account back in August. Kudos and criticism both welcome (ook, my own criticism, after having it sitting aside for three months I so very much want to rewrite it).


Ice Cream, or Tonya on the Run

There are times you wonder what the hell you think you're doing. With the police officer I'd just shocked clutching his arm and swearing behind me, and more back at their cars, and a super-villain with hostages in the bank right in front of me... I was well past the What Am I Thinking stage and right into the Did Five Years as PsyMinder's Brainwashed Toy Leave Me With a Death Wish stage.

continues under the cut )
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Meh. Meh. Meh^2.

Tried two. Not really satisfied with either. Posting both and moving on.

This a Flashfic based on a prompt from [personal profile] aldersprig and [personal profile] kc_obrien's 30 Days of Flash Fiction: Round 2 Meme

My 30 Days of Flashfic: Round 2 Index Page

Day 11 – Prompt: Write a movie trailer style trailer for a story, existing or not-yet-written

Two trailers. One for yesterday's Sacrifice, and another for the video game Magical Girl Apocalypse. I picture the narrator on both having Don LaFontaine's voice. But as he's dead, if any of these get filmed (hey, a guy can have unrealistic dreams, yes?) we can go with any of the guys from Five Guys in a Limo

Oh look, the trailers. You still have time to grab popcorn and a soda. )
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Let's here it for signal boosting. Inspired by a post on signal boosting the same by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith and spotting a mention of myself in a signal boosting post (LJ Link), here are some recent things online I recommend checking.

Here is a summary page for [personal profile] aldersprig's GenderFunk Giraffe Sale (LJ link) in which a call for writing prompts on, "a general theme of gender, sexuality, and how they go funky." Giraffe because any donations make will go towards purchasing awesome Giraffe print carpet.

[personal profile] jeriendhal has been doing writing to prompts as well. Here is a story about an aurora borealis display causing complications for two of his characters, Tez and Maria. No prior knowledge of the setting or characters needed. Or for something chillier (that last line, ack!), one done to the prompt, Finding a babysitter in a post-apocalyptic world.

Rae Bruner reminds us that pointy haired bosses exist in academia too in Monday's Dissonance comic.

Speaking of comics. There are 25 hours left to go in the Neotopia Collected Edition kickstarter. Surely there have to be more Neotopia fans out there. A fun fantasy-steampunk story set 800 years in the future. Originally publised by Antarctic Press in 2003, this kickstarter project would see it brought back in print in a single volume.

Finally, an illustration by Meeks of a Molly and Hel (LJ link)lead me to the journal Wonder City Stories which tells of life in a west coast city with a large superhero population. Many of the early posts are from the point of view of Megan, daughter of one of the world's best known super heroines, who isn't interested in becoming a hero herself and would love to escape her mother's shadow. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, I'm interested to see where it's headed.
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
Ran across a fun new comic online. Well, new for me, it's actually been going two years now. It's called Atomic Laundromat as follows David, the non-super powered son of one of the greatest heroes of recent history and a former despotic empress (they become trapped in a pocket universe for several months during a battle, and upon emerging David's grandfather told his father, "You got my daughter pregnant? You're either marrying her or dying."). He's not upset to be the sole unpowered child of the family, true heroism comes from within after all, not from powers or a cape. And besides, someone has to be there to clean the costumes of the super-powered.

As the title suggests, a fair amount of the comic takes place in David's atomic powered laundromat. Where he is aided by his transforming robot (made from a washing machine of course). There's the love interest, who has no super powers (though she wants them very much) unless maybe you count super-lawyering. A powerful psychic who asks for a job at the laundromat. The duck that was part a bartered payment before David stopped accepting those.

Recent storylines include his younger sister's Sweet 16 birthday party (Who as a the child who is visibly showing alien heritage has been chosen as the heir to her mother's throne) and his father's facing a trial.

Oh. I gave two titles up there, didn't I? This comic is available in English as Atomic Laundromat and in Spanish as Super Lavandería.

Atomic Laundromat updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Super Lavandería actualizado lunes, miercoles, y viernes

Which is handy for someone who's trying to learn Spanish on their own. :) (And it's released under a creative commons license that would even allow potentially sharing any graphical flashcards made from it so long as they were offered on the same terms and had proper attribution)

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