ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Jon Knows
Rating: R
Contents: (skip) Non-con
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.

A depressing drabble (100 words). Another of those through-a-glass-darkly twists on the OTP dynamic.

Jon Knows )


Title: Check In
Rating: G
Contents: (skip) Mental hospitalization
Characters/pairings: "Stephen", OC
Disclaimer: Same as above.

A second dismal drabble. Inspired by the lack of tosses lately.

Check In )

Title: Scars
Rating: PG
Contents: Past abuse
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen"
Disclaimer: Same as above.

And a third, though this one is on the right track. Same universe as this picture (borderline NSFW).

Scars )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Beware The Nice Ones
Rating: NC-17
Contents: Sex, language, emotional unhealthiness in spades
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen" (background Jon/Tracey and "Stephen"/Lorraine)
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.

A slice of post-Emmy darkfic.

It's not really surprising that people think Jon's the nice one. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: It Came From Beyond The Stars And Stripes
Series: TDS/TCR
Characters/Pairings: Jon/"Stephen", Olivia, the Wørd, various alien OCs
Disclaimer/Warnings: See individual chapters.

Stephen's an alien. Olivia's a secret agent. Jon's pregnant. What could go wrong?

(Alternate title: "Planned Planethood.")

~*~
The Ficlet
~Chapter 0

The Story Proper
~Chapter 1
~Chapter 2
~Chapter 3
~Chapter 4

The Extras
~Initial concept sketches
~AU follow-up scene: Ten Roads Converged

~*~
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Eight Roads Converged
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Liberal!"Stephen"/Beck!Jon, happy!"Stephen"/Beck!Jon, "Stephen"/Beck!Jon, real!Stephen/Jon, real!Stephen/Beck!Jon, Jon/"Stephen", Wyatt
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.

Ficlets written for a series of requests: what happens when people from various fakenews AUs cross paths. Featuring the liberalverse, the happy!verse, Jon's Beck incarnation, and the universe where Wyatt hosts the 11:30 timeslot.

Done again in Ten Roads Converged.



For [personal profile] politicette, liberal!"Stephen"/Beck!Jon meet happy!"Stephen"/Beck!Jon


'Can I play with your hair?' )

For [personal profile] raven_hoodoo: "Stephen"/Beck!Jon meet regular Stephen/Jon

'My god, what have we wrought?' )

For [personal profile] w_thit: regular!Stephen/Beck!Jon meet regular!Jon/"Stephen Colbert"

'He's a nice guy, I'd be glad to have him as a friend, but you're the one that I want.' )

For [personal profile] aybara_max: "Stephen" meets Wyatt from a 'verse where Larry & Wyatt were always the hosts of the shows.

'We're not filming a 'my white friend' segment this week.' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Hagiography (II)
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: OC/"Stephen", Jon/Tracey
Warnings: Everything from previous parts, now with extra violence and (skip) character death
Beta: [personal profile] sarcasticsra
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. The fictional characters are fictional, not mine, and used with love, not profit.

The long-awaited climax of the Green & Gray 'verse. (If your memories of previous installments have gotten fuzzy and you were thinking of doing a reread, now would be the time.)

In which Jon swoops in and carries Stephen to safety under cover of night. At least, that was the plan.

'Is there anything else you absolutely need?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: five ways it could have failed
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Rating: R
Warnings: Character death, in various but uniformly painful ways.
Disclaimer: Not real; not mine.

Summary: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

A handful of brief AUs to the Expectingverse. Some will only make sense if you've read the revised State of Grace.

Three months in, and Stephen can't keep food down. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Ways Stephen Reconciled His Faith And His Sexuality
Rating: PG
Characters/pairings: past "Stephen"/Jonathan; a cat named after Ronald Reagan; "Stephen"/Lorraine; OCs; P. K. Winsome; angel!Feist; Jon/"Stephen"
Contents: varying religious views; rapid tense shifts; lots of tears; mystic poetry. Emotional abuse in #2 (of the ex-gay flavor). Self-harm in #3 (of the canon flavor).
Two disclaimers, with love )

This follows an unclaimed [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest prompt: "2575. RPF - Pundits, "Stephen Colbert"/Jon Stewart - Stephen struggles to reconcile his faith and his sexuality." The operative word here being "struggles."

The poem is translated by Coleman Barks in The Essential Rumi; full text can be found here. Shortly afterwards, Stephen quotes this treatise on sin by Richard Simpson.

Author's own religious views do not actually appear in this fic.


She's wearing silk, although not enough of it to stop smooth flesh from brushing against his neck, freshly washed and smelling like soap and lavender. Which means that if he values his spot on the mattress, he's going to spend the rest of the evening envisioning Daniel Craig's abs. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Eyes Like Dead Birds (or, Five Ways Of Looking At That Monologue)
Rating: PG-13
Contents: Light sex, memory loss, angst, unbleeped homophobia, Minesweeper abuse
Characters/pairings: Jon and "Stephen" (paired and separately), past "Stephen"/"Jonathan", bonus Steve
Disclaimer: All television shows, movies, books, and other copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners. As this work is an interpretation of the original material and not for-profit, it constitutes fair use. Reference to real persons, places, or events are made in a fictional context, and are not intended to be libelous, defamatory, or in any way factual.

Hands up if you saw this coming a mile away.

Five different ficlets based on the outline which Stephen's writers helpfully provided in last week's monologue. Detailed though it was, it's still marvelously open to interpretation. How much of it is literal? Who is the mysterious "Jonathan"? Is anyone else hungry for cupcakes with icing tuxedos now?

See also: California Boys masterpost.

Mirror on the AO3.

—well, that just proves he's straight, doesn't it? Gay people wouldn't want forever in the first place. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Clover and Shadows (3/5)
Rating: R
Warnings: Trans issues, angst, character death
Characters/pairings: MtF!"Stephen", FtM!Charlene, Jon, families
Marvelous betas: [personal profile] stellar_dust and [livejournal.com profile] balljointed
Disclaimer: All television shows, movies, books, and other copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners. As this work is an interpretation of the original material and not for-profit, it constitutes fair use. Reference to real persons, places, or events are made in a fictional context, and are not intended to be libelous, defamatory, or in any way factual.

In which there is a lot of singing, and a lot of stress, and, for Jon, a surprise discovery.

Stephen's giant gold balloon is from the beginning of this segment.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Transverse

The producer mutters something containing the words 'prima donna' and a slur that would have earned a sock from Charlene if he hadn't been busy following his cousin. He doesn't really get worried, though, until Stephen ducks into a clearly-marked men's room. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Clover and Shadows (2/5)
Rating: R
Warnings (highlight for spoilers): Trans issues, angst, character death, (skip) dubiously-consensual sex work, brief violence
Characters/pairings: MtF!"Stephen", FtM!Charlene, Jon, families
Marvelous betas: [personal profile] stellar_dust and [livejournal.com profile] balljointed
Disclaimer: All television shows, movies, books, and other copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners. As this work is an interpretation of the original material and not for-profit, it constitutes fair use. Reference to real persons, places, or events are made in a fictional context, and are not intended to be libelous, defamatory, or in any way factual.

In the past, Charlene and Stephen find gainful employment during the day, and follow less-respectable pursuits during the night. In the present, Jon has Stephen's back. (For those of you keeping score, this is a wifeless AU.)

Now featuring marvelous marvelous art of Stephen and Charlene, by [personal profile] aybara_max!

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Transverse

Stephen eventually lands a job at the Hair Force. She has to dress as a guy when she's on the clock, but there's enough room for flamboyancy that she doesn't have to worry about checking her behavior to match. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: Clover and Shadows (1/5)
Rating: R
Warnings (highlight for the spoilery ones): Trans issues, angst, (skip) character death
Characters/pairings: MtF!"Stephen", FtM!Charlene, Jon, families
Marvelous betas: [personal profile] stellar_dust and [livejournal.com profile] balljointed
Disclaimer: All television shows, movies, books, and other copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners. As this work is an interpretation of the original material and not for-profit, it constitutes fair use. Reference to real persons, places, or events are made in a fictional context, and are not intended to be libelous, defamatory, or in any way factual.

Yes, I'm finally posting that story I've been referring to for months now.

An AU/variation on I'll Be That Girl. This time around, not only is Stephen MtF, Charlene is FtM. (So if you thought I was a pronoun ninja before...)

Part of the loosely associated group of fics which I have cleverly decided to refer to as Transverse. Extras are on the index page.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Charlene has to do a double take, but sure enough — it's just Stephen, the bratty cousin who cheats at checkers and once got run up the flagpole by the football team for making the mistake of paying too much attention to Hamlet. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: All The King's Horses, 1/3
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Rating: R overall
Words: ~2700
Warnings: This story gave the author nightmares. Proceed with caution.
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: It was impossible to write this one with "Stephen" as he is on TCR. He simply isn't strong enough to go through it. So this chapter is spent fixing up some of his other damage first.


The pundits on the far left crowed hypocrisy; the religious right denounced him entirely. The late-night comics batted around jokes at his expense like tennis balls. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Keeping Up Appearances (aka The LSD Story)
Rating: PG-13
Series: TDS/TCR
Warnings: Drug usage, extreme strangeness.
Two disclaimers, with love )

Summary: After an accidental LSD trip gives Stephen unexpected insight into how broken his mind is, he tries in vain to pick up the pieces. Which Stephen am I?

(The interspersed quotations are from Sylvia Fraser's In My Father's House. The author is a Canadian female incest survivor who grew up in the '50s, while "Stephen" is none of these things; still, the psychological tenor is the one I want.)

We are who we pretend to be; so we must be very careful who we pretend to be.
--Kurt Vonnegut

For several years she won the trophies and garnered the votes, but she had an inherent flaw. She did not react to circumstances out of real emotion. She was programmed like a computer and, like a computer, she played to rule. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: A Tiny Version of Himself
Fandom: TDS, TCR
Rating: PG
Words: ~1400
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: Normally I write stories in which "Stephen" is pushed to the brink of complete internal disintegration, and someone (mainly Jon) pulls him back. This one takes place a year or two after he's gone over the edge.

The title is from I Am America: "Children are tiny versions of you, minus the crushing failure."

Mirror on the AO3.

'Hi, Jon! Hi! Come see what I made! Did you bring me anything?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Times Jon Terrified Stephen (4)
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Rating: PG for innuendo
Words: ~3300 in total
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: We certainly all know about this infamous toss. Another that isn't used nearly enough.

One | Two | Three | Four | Five

In which Stephen is scared by, for, over, and generally because of Jon. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Times Jon Terrified Stephen (3)
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Rating: PG for innuendo
Words: ~3300 in total
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: We know that Stephen has, in the course of various good-natured pranks, sent both Bobby and Rob Corddry to the hospital. We don't know how many others there are.

One | Two | Three | Four | Five

In which Stephen is scared by, for, over, and generally because of Jon. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Times Jon Terrified Stephen (2)
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Rating: PG for innuendo
Words: ~3300 in total
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: You remember this toss, I hope. It's mentioned far too little.

One | Two | Three | Four | Five

In which Stephen is scared by, for, over, and generally because of Jon. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Times Jon Terrified Stephen (1)
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Rating: PG for innuendo
Words: ~3300 in total
Two disclaimers, with love )

Notes: This started small and snowballed, so I'm posting each of the Five Times separately. I shouldn't need to link a clip for this one, but I will.

One | Two | Three | Four | Five

In which Stephen is scared by, for, over, and generally because of Jon. )

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