ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Valley Of The Shadow Of Zen
Rating: Explicit
Contents: Sex, BDSM in various permutations
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen"
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Characters belong to the Report. Names of real people are used in a fictitious context, and all dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only.

This is a peaks-and-valleys AU, basically a D/s AU on a sine wave. Humans cycle from being dominant to being submissive and back, and the ideal partner is one whose peaks line up neatly with your valleys.

Jon has long, leisurely swings, and by adulthood is pretty good at managing his moods. "Stephen", naturally, will rocket from valley to peak and back in the space of a week. Snapshots of their friendship, and then romance, in different combinations over the years.

( 'You can't gag me and expect me to answer questions at the same time, you know.' / 'I don't see why not! It's a free country.' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Can I Keep Him?
Rating: G
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", Caesar Flickolbert, Caligula
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Characters belong to the Report. Names of real people are used in a fictitious context, and all dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only.

After his trip to the Republican convention, "Stephen" comes home to the cabin...and he brought a friend.

( At his side stood...another Stephen. Or at least, another of Stephen's weird doppelgängers — and between the zebra-patterned suit, giant neck bow, and bouffant pile of blue hair towering six inches over his forehead, this one was weirder than most. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Medium: Television
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Subject:Jon/"Stephen" + space!
Title: The Rising

Mini soundtrack for How Far I've Gone, How High I've Climbed. All the songs referenced in-story, plus a couple of extras.

High-res cover art.



Come on up for the rising / Come on up, lay your hands in mine )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: How Far I've Gone, How High I've Climbed
Rating: T
Contents:
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen", Steve, Sam, astronauts
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Characters belong to the Report. Names of real people are used in a fictitious context, and all dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only.

It's mid-2004 and the elections are approaching, but "Stephen" is occupied with an unrelated assignment: to be the Daily Show's first Senior Space Correspondent, on a manned mission across the solar system.

A more-scientifically-advanced-than-reality AU. Featuring a big change of perspective for Stephen, a lot of confused pining from Jon, and a slew of "Drops of Jupiter" references.

( Stephen looked startled. It was hard to read, given the way his head was pointed at a thirty-degree angle from straight down, but that was Jon's best guess. )
ptahrrific: Integra Hellsing (hellsing)
Title: Three times the two of us first met
Series: Hellsing
Rating: T
Cast: HeinkelxYumie/ko
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Hirano Kouta; I'm just borrowing.

Vintage fic. Wrote it in 2009 for a now-defunct prompt community (prompt: "first meetings")...then forgot I had finished it, whoops. Dusting it off now. Any HeinkelxYumie/ko shippers still in the house — this one's for you.

The first time Yumiko met Heinkel; the first time Yumie met Heinkel; and, as a result, the first time Yumiko met Yumie.

( 'Father Maxwell can stuff it,' replied Heinkel pleasantly. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: End-Of-Year Secret Police WIP Amnesty Showcase
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Trish/Winchell, Megan, Janice, others
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: Okay, I confess. Night Vale and everything related are not mine. I am not the real Joseph Fink. Shocking, I know.

As a holiday gift, the Sheriff has extended limited amnesty to people who post fanfiction they never intend to finish.

So here's a collection of scenes, snippets, and other unfinished pieces of writing, from Works No Longer In Progress.

  1. Megan in the Hunger Games AU (G)

  2. Feeding kink scenelet (M)

  3. Trish Hidge/Pamela Winchell flailing (T)

  4. Carlos, Khoshekh, and occupied NVCR (G)

  5. Separation ordeals in the daemon AU (G)

  6. Night Vale Gems AU snippet (T)

  7. Five Things That Didn't Happen On Fashion Week (T)

ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: This Candidate Clearly Supports WIP Amnesty, Jon.
Fandom: fake news
Characters/Pairings: Jon/"Stephen", ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement.

Taking a deep dive through my WIP folder to retrieve these fake news fics. Some of them are 5+ years old! A few, I had completely forgotten writing. All of them have just enough substance to post, as Works No Longer In Progress.

Or, as the Bush Administration would have called it: Fiction Accomplished.

  1. We prefer to be called megalomaniac-Americans (T)

  2. Genderswap "Stephanie" angst (T)

  3. Olivia/"Stephanie" sexy jealousy (T)

  4. The Mysterious 51st State of HOHOQ (G)

  5. Olivia/Kristen college AU (T)

  6. Jon/liberal!"Stephen"kink + romance (soft R)

ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Night Vale: The Musical (Act II)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. None of the music is mine, either. (Full songbook.)

When the curtain last fell on our heroes, they had just finished an ensemble song about how they weren't going to pay Strexcorp's rent...and Strex came down hard, fast, and armed with internationally-banned chemicals. Now the rebellion has to regroup, injuries have to be treated, distant armies have to be gathered, and, amidst all this, our flagship couple has to try openly communicating with each other.

It's the second half of the musical AU. Well, sort of. Hopefully it's enough of a close to give readers closure.

( Go go go Dana, you know what they say / Go go go Dana, you'll make it someday / Sha-la-la Dana, fight till you drop / We've heard the podcast -- you come out on top...!)
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: And You're Gonna Walk Five Hundred Miles
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Carlos(/Cecil), Kevin
Rating: PG (drugging)
Disclaimer/warnings: Not my characters, just borrowing.

Little thing I wrote post-"worms...". Thoroughly jossed, but I figured I'd dust it off and post it, as a "what if Kevin had been secretly manipulative, so Carlos wasn't in control of his actions" AU.

Probably the same AU as It's Gonna Be Good and I Can't Control My Fingers, I Can't Control My Brain.

( "Cecil's coming to visit...once he gets into the dog park, and walks however long it takes to get here, in whatever direction 'here' is." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Now We're Even
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil, Kevin
Rating: G
Disclaimer: This is a not-for-profit fanwork using characters belonging to Fink and Cranor.

Far-future Kevin loses the signal.

(A post-e073 feel-good fixit fic. No, really.)

( "Oh, Cecil! I wish you had known me before...before Strex. Before it all...." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Story About Consequences
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, others
Rating: T
Disclaimer: This is a not-for-profit fanwork using characters belonging to Fink and Cranor.

The idea of complete freedom, the idea that there will be no consequences for any of this, is a relief at first, then a delight. But when your theory is thrown into doubt, you start testing it, pushing for limits, trying to find out if there's a breaking point. And if there isn't — if none of this ultimately matters — then does it matter what kind of person you turn into while finding that out?

(Carlos's character arc, up to Well of Night, recast through the lens of A Story About You.)

( There is no accountability. There are no limits. You look into whatever you feel like, drop it without finishing if you get bored. Sometimes you talk like a badly-written scientist character on a cheesy TV show, just for the hell of it. It's so much fun. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (6/6): A Sudden Rain
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Tamika, Kevin, Emmanuel, Janice, Dana, ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

An epilogue. Friends and loved ones spend time together. Cecil, Carlos, and others work on figuring out how to be okay again.

More art: teenage Cecil with Leonard learning alethiometry; Kevin with Va'eira; a wedding night pinup. And don't miss this professional tarantula in scrubs.

This fic also has a companion mix. (The chapter titles are all song lyrics; those songs are all included.)

( And yeah, he looks pretty good...for a normal human...considering his age...and life experience...and so on. The lines on his face mostly stand out when he's smiling. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: ten feet under, and upside down
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Subject: Cecil Palmer + depression
Rating: T

A soundtrack for Cecil Palmer + sinking depression. (And the slow rise back out.)

Companion mix to Let The Shadows Fall Behind You.



And this flood, this flood / Is slowly rising up, swallowing the ground )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (5/6): A Sudden Rain
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Kevin, Cecil's mother
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

With Cecil at his most hopeless, all Carlos can do is lean on his friends, and listen from a distance, and wait.

A short chapter. One more to come after this. Includes canon-typical mental health issues.

New art: Cecil & his brother over the years.

( You may have noticed that I have taken an unusual number of sick days in recent months. You may have heard me comment, in ways both direct and indirect, that I am weary. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Some Sunny Day
Rating: PG
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", family, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Neil Degrasse Tyson
Contents: Character death
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Characters belong to the Report. Names of real people are used in a fictitious context, and all dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only.

Tried to start writing this when TCR ended, but it didn't come together until just now.

Post-Report, "Stephen" is immortal. Snapshots of his relationship with Jon as The Daily Show ends too, and the years go by.

( "I have been busy! Running errands for Santa. Trying to launch a startup around the revolutionary concept of beard-based advertising, or 'beardvertising'. Handing out condoms at the drunken week-long bacchanal in Secret San Francisco after the whole thing with the gays and the marrying." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (4/5?): Something Solid Forming in the Air
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Steve/Delphine, Janice, Kevin
Rating: soft R
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Cecil tries to reach out to friends and famiily on his own, with mixed results. Carlos has an embarrassing encounter. And there's still no word about when that vacation will be available, bringing extra stress down on everyone.

( "He fell asleep on the bus afterward, but he wasn't sleepy throughout the day. He's got more energy in general now...called his brother earlier to set up a movie night, instead of just going along with whoever I invite over...and did I mention he's been carving again?" )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: August Bodies (part 3/4)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: one-sided Carlos/Kevin, past Kevin/Lauren, background Cecil/Carlos
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are mine. All mine. Because I am Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale. The real Joseph Fink, yep, that's me.

Even more angsty A/B/O from the otherworld desert. Alpha Carlos invents an extremely scientific device to help Kevin through his heats. Omega Kevin keeps trying to coax Carlos into providing more hands-on assistance.

( Sometimes they came back with fresh wounds and bloody clothes and prayers for colleagues they'd lost, and Carlos would chastise them for getting blood all over the place, which was how Kevin learned that Carlos was some kind of aesthetic minimalist. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (3/5?): Coming Through In Waves
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Tamika, Kevin, ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Cecil struggles to stay afloat. Carlos searches for treatments, and, in the meantime, leans on their entire support network to make the path as easy as possible.

( Carlos puts down the spyglass and hugs him. As if by sheer proximity he can transfer some of his own Rusakov production to Cecil, like sharing body heat. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (2/5?): Ten Feet Under and Upside Down
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Janice
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Carlos comes back from a conference overseas to find that Cecil is not okay.

( "Granted, I just got through spending fifteen hours on airplanes, and my head is still in a time zone where it's two in the morning. But I am not too depressed to get out of bed! Also, I have had coffee." )

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