ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Gender Swap
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Tamika, Frances, TJ, Jackie
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: Not my characters, just borrowing.

Cecil takes Carlos to a fun local Saturday-afternoon swap meet.

(Takes place at some vague, unspecified point in canon. *handwaves*)

( "I have some old genders in the back of my closet that I haven't touched in years; I keep meaning to trade them in. It's so much fun. Have you ever been?" )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Little Pundit
Characters/Pairings: Jon/"Stephen", Jimmy, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Trevor Potter, correspondents
Rating: G
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 well-intentioned, poorly-informed merman saves a certain land-dwelling comedian during a storm, and finds himself falling head over tailfin. So when a lawyer offers him a pact to turn human and chase down true love, he goes for it.

This is another half-finished fic, with the unwritten parts summarized. I started writing it around April 2013, finished one whole chapter, then got sidetracked with a different Little Mermaid AU that burned through all my momentum. (Also, most of my good fish puns.)

Art: The Little Pundit; Seafin design; Under The Sea; new! Best Underwater Friends Forever.

Relevant TCR clips: Trevor Potter and the SuperPAC; Ham Rove.

Also mirrored on the AO3.

If only it weren't for the Stay Hidden From Humans So They Won't Come After Us With Spears Act, Seafin could have showed these people where the real underwater sights were. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Vacation (Had To Get Away)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Rochelle, Girl Scouts, Faceless Old Woman, others
Rating: T
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are mine. All mine. Because I am Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale. Yes indeed. The real Joseph Fink, that's me.

Post-episode for "Missing."

They're not fleeing town. Just...going on vacation. At the last minute. With people from all over Night Vale (not rebel sympathizers or anything! just friendly, helpful, ordinary small-town folks!) working together to speed their exit along.

( A trio of yellow helicopters are visible in the sky by the time they burst through the doors. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Child of Science (or, Scientifically Deduce Who's Coming To Dinner)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Science Beings, The Red Plains Rider
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. The Thrilling Adventure Hour and everything related are the property of Nerdist Industries.

Carlos brings Cecil home to meet his family. It doesn't go so well. They end up hanging out with the Red Plains Rider for a while to recover.

No spoilers for the official WtNV/TAH crossover show, just a personal headcanon:

Carlos was raised by Science Aliens.

( 'Skepticism. He appears to be having difficulty comprehending our signifiers. I would expect a higher level of scientific deduction from anyone trying to date our brilliant Carlos.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Republic of Heaven Community Radio
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Khoshekh, Carlos's family, a whole pack of scientists, Josie, angels, Steve and kid, Earl, Dana, the Man in the Tan Jacket, the Apache Tracker, the Faceless Old Woman, Pamela Winchell, Serafina Pekkala, Xaphania, past Lyra/Will, Tamika, Lord Asriel, Hiram McDaniels, Kevin, Lauren, and more
Rating: T
Contents: Re-education, non-con daemon-touching, daemon separation, physical violence, religious trauma, blood/injury, character death, mentions of suicide/suicide attempts, intercision. Basically, canon-typical violence/trauma, for both canons.
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. His Dark Materials setting and ideas are all Phillip Pullman's.

A masterpost for the WtNV His Dark Materials AU. See also: the TVTropes Page.


Story, illustrations, guest art, vocabulary, and daemon guide )
ptahrrific: I want a girl with fingernails that shine like justice. (sailor moon)
Title: Dreams of perfection! The wonders of the computer age
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, Sailor Moon
Characters/Pairings: Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye, Fisheye/Carlos, Cecil/Carlos, Computer, Megan Wallaby
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. Sailor Moon and everything related are the shared property of several huge corporate empires.

When the Amazon Trio decides to modernize their operation, a computer informs them that the human with the world's most beautiful dream doesn't live in Japan at all, but in a little town called Night Vale. Could Megan Wallaby be the key to finding Pegasus? How will the town cope with so many strange events involving mirrors? Did Big Rico's always sell fish-food pizza?

(A fic based entirely on combining the way these two canons handle the phrase "a beautiful dream.")

( 'The two of you can figure out how to handle the Megan issue, and I will find out if Pegasus is hiding in this man's obviously perfect dreams.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Children of an Elder God (can make Excellent Trophy Boyfriends)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, assorted Night Valeans, Cecil's father
Rating: T
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

For this Night Vale Community Kink prompt. "Cecil is over a hundred years old and looks like he's somewhere in his late thirties or early forties, so Carlos never even considered the possibility that his boyfriend might still be the Eldritch Abomination equivalent of jail-bait."

(Specific content warnings are in the endnotes, due to spoilers.)

( 'I've gotten about eight different calls or texts about you since your broadcast started. Some of them with pretty...colorful threats about what I can expect if I, ah, 'take advantage' of you. Should I be worried?' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

A drabble (100 words). Cecil, Carlos, and karaoke.

( At least once every few weeks, Cecil drags a reluctant Carlos down to Marcia Riggs' Breakfast Buffet and Karaoke Bar. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (7/7)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, assorted Night Vale residents
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

With both of their lives changed forever, Seacil and Carlos each find their way home.

( It has been a very long three days, dear listeners. I don't really feel like talking about it right now. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (4/7)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, assorted Night Vale residents
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

While Carlos tries to pick up after his near-death experience, Seacil finally gets morphed into the necessary shape to meet him face-to-face. Now he has the traditional three days to get a loved one's kiss (and/or THE BROWNSTONE SPIRE) and make the change permanent.

There is now fanart of pining Seacil! (Also on Tumblr.) I love it so much =D

Quoted lyrics here are from Doomtree - Team The Best Team (the weather from First Date). Like everyone else, I have a mental image of canon!Cecil, but that's not what I used here; art of human!Seacil will be coming up soon.

( And let me tell you, it has never been more of a relief that I was born without pain receptors! The way some of my tentacles shriveled looked like it might have been a doozy if I could feel it. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (2/5?)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, assorted Night Vale residents
Rating: PG for some dead animals
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

Oceanographer Carlos is going through teammates at an annoyingly fast rate, but he can't help being drawn back to the weird, weird sea. Which is good, because it misses him when he's gone. And he's on the verge of figuring that out.

Part 1 | AO3 Mirror

When he looked again, the colors were within the normal range of algae, and certainly within the normal range of the light spectrum visible to humans. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: I've Got No Strings To Hold Me Down
Rating: G
Cast: Wyatt, Aasif, Jessica, John Oliver, Larry, Jon, various celebrity cameos
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.

Third Monday fic for [personal profile] count_nickula. (On the AO3.) After Wyatt delivers his final TDS segment, he goes off to travel the world. But he will always be with his Daily Show friends in some form. Specifically, felt.

'This week has been awesome. Crazy awesome. But I gotta move on. The road just keeps calling to me, you know?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Resolution
Rating: PG
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen", correspondents
Disclaimer: 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.

Follow-up to the 1/5/11 toss, in which Stephen makes New Year's Resolutions for Jon.

(Wifeless AU for Jon, post-divorce for Stephen.)

Mirror on the AO3.

22. Have more of those expensive spiced coffees around. I know how much Stephen likes them. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: Enfranchise-Me Pumps
Rating: R
Characters/pairings: Jon/"Stephen", Jessica, Wyatt
Disclaimer: Work of parody; work of fiction; the characters aren't mine.

The aftermath of Democalpyse 2012. Jessica unwinds, "Stephen" is a wreck for unexpected reasons, and Jon's getting lucky tonight in more ways than one. (AO3 mirror.)

'And you people really do this every two years?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's...A Chair!
Rating: G
Characters/pairings: Jon, "Stephen", the Obama that only Republicans can see, Stephen Junior
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.

Prompted by [personal profile] kribban, a sequel to the AU where "Stephen" is a superhero. (Hat tip to [personal profile] politicette for the title.) Now with a mirror on the AO3.

Jon, the new reporter in town, has already been rescued once by blowhard superhero The Eagle. Now it's time for him to meet the conceited crusader's sworn arch-enemy....

'Maybe I think this city deserves a better class of journalist.' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: I Got 99 Problems, But The Truth Ain't One
Rating: Through PG-13
Cast: "Stephen", Jon, Olivia, Kristen, Wyatt, Al, Elliot, Neil Degrasse Tyson, liberal!Stephen, John Oliver, Jessica, Jimmy, Rob Corddry, Tad, Ed Helms, Sam, Jason, Patrick Stewart, Al
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 compilation of single-sentence fics, written for prompt threads over several months until I cut them off after #100. Including lots of characters, various AUs, and two mini-continuities (one about "Stephen" recovering from an accident, one about his wife kicking him out).

Mirror on the AO3.


John declares his side to be Team Glasses, Wyatt counters by establishing Team Beard (and declaring Jon an honorary member), and they never actually get around to the game, what with spending most of the afternoon arguing which side gets to claim Al. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
A sequence of TDS/TCR ficlets written for prompts at [community profile] punditfic and [livejournal.com profile] fakenews_fanfic.

Blanket 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.


Title: You, The Heroes
Rating: G
Cast: Jessica, real!Stephen, Olivia, Kristen, Wyatt, "Stephen"/Jon
Prompt: "Power" (with sub-prompts for specific superpower/character combinations) + "First meetings" (for the last one)

Sequel to the "Stephen" one: It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's...A Chair! Now with a mirror on the AO3.

It was harder to line up a couple to adopt her this time. People who believe in phoenixes at all, much less consider them lucky, are getting rarer and rarer. )

Title: PDA
Rating: G
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", Wyatt
Prompt: Public displays of affection

When Stephen was in complete denial, their interactions were bewildering, but at least all the stress was on him. )

Title: Shotgun
Rating: G
Cast: "Stephen"
Prompt: Characters' résumés

(This totally fits the prompt, because you just know Stephen would be very proud to list it as work experience, particularly for any tuxedo-requiring jobs.)

"I was born to wear a tux. In fact, as a child my parents used to rent me out as a ring bearer for shotgun weddings." (I Am America, 219)

Stevie loves weddings. He gets to wear a tuxedo, which makes him basically a grown-up. )


Title: Labor Day
Rating: PG
Cast: Jon/"Stephen"
Prompt: Worth

An extended version of how Stephen spent his Labor Day. (Stephen's wearing this dress, to make [personal profile] politicette happy.)

The back of the creamy-white gown scoops low under Stephen's shoulder blades, then explodes at the waist into a frothing mass of lace and sheer billows. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: A Lot Of What's Going On In This Story Has To Do With The Economy
Fandom: The Newsroom
Characters/Pairings: Sloan/Mackenzie (with canon background het)
Rating: Soft R
Disclaimer: The Newsroom characters and plot aren't mine. (Granted, much of it isn't Sorkin's, either...)

Sloan and Mac's conversation over drinks takes a different turn.

(Fixit fic for a bunch of the things I didn't like through episode 5, including such gems as "what could two lady characters bond over? Nail care!" and "Mac keeps being shown as hilariously incompetent with few competent moments to balance it out" and "incessant, repetitive telling-not-showing about the romances Sorkin wants to push, even when it's wildly inappropriate for the characters to do so" and "not enough lesbians." Also here on the AO3.)

'It's not a fiscal question,' said Sloan, her voice slightly muffled by the way she was nuzzling the slope of Mac's neck. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
A sequence of ficlets written for prompts at [community profile] punditfic and [livejournal.com profile] fakenews_fanfic.

Blanket 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.


Title: Not Sure If Breakthrough
Series: TCR
Rating: PG
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", OC
Prompt by [personal profile] kribban: The personal notes of Jon and "Stephen's" marriage counselor.

Re-evaluated considerations re: abuse. Encouraged J to employ reality testing. )

Title: Snowflake
Series: TCR
Rating: G
Cast: Jon, "Stephen"
Prompt: An image (at the end)

One of Stephen's creepy dimensional portals must have been holding the thing, and was now discharging it bit by bit: enough metal to form the frame of a mid-sized pup tent, and in almost as complicated a configuration. )

Title: Pulpit
Series: TCR
Rating: G
Cast: "Stephen", family
Prompt: "Warning signs," specifically from [personal profile] politicette: "Something about baby!"Stephen" and how if someone (Charlene?) were paying more attention, they would have honed in on a specific incident or two and caught how miserable and unstable he was growing up to be."

Stevie's standing on tiptoes behind the pulpit, on the velvet-covered footstool used by the kids who get called up to recite a prayer or light an Advent candle. )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Give me a character or pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.

01. Wild West
02. Cyberpunk
03. Shapeshifters
04. Pirates
05. …In SPACE!!
06. Born Another Gender
07. Schoolfic
08. Police/Firefighters
09. Urban Fantasy
10. Harem

Fandoms I'm up for writing: fake news, Hellsing, Doctor Who, Madoka Magica, Sailor Moon, But I'm A Cat Person, Read or Die, Tek Jansen. (Feel free to suggest an alternate for "IN SPACE" if you ask for a character who's canonically there!)


FILLS

Doctor Who

+Ten Doctors, Ten AUs (Teaspoon | AO3) (Jack, One through Ten, Ace, Romana, Rose | PG)
+What This AU Needs Is More Nitro-9 (Teaspoon | AO3) (Ace, Seven | G)

Fake News
+Ten Wyatt&Jessica AUs (Wyatt, Jessica | PG)
+It's What Lincoln Would Have AU'd (Jon, "Stephen", the Wørd, Charlene, Neil, Kilborn, Oprah | through R)
+Ten Olivia/Kristen AUs (Olivia/Kristen, Jon, "Stephen", correspondents | through PG-13)
Note: all three fakenews harem AUs are part of the same continuity.

Read Or Die
+AUs From Beyond The Ceiling (AO3) (Nenene/Yomiko, Maggie, Michelle, Anita, Junior, Nancy | through PG)

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