ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (writing)
2017-01-10 08:28 pm

Labyrinth/Hello From The Magic Tavern | Arnie/Sarah, Jareth, Chunt, Usidore | G | Dangers Untold...

Title: Dangers Untold And Podcasts Unnumbered
Fandom: Labyrinth, Hello From The Magic Tavern
Characters/Pairings: Arnie Niekamp/Sarah Williams, Jareth, Usidore, Chunt
Rating: G

When Arnie disappears off the face of the Earth, and there are traces of magic lingering around the Burger King, Sarah has a feeling she knows who's behind it.

But Jareth swears he wasn't involved.

A story about goblins, magic, interdimensional boon companions, and reordering space and time for the one you love.


( 'Your destiny is to return to Earth at some time in the future. Perhaps years in the future. After fighting your way through the standard adventuring package — dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, that sort of thing.' )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
2017-01-02 02:30 pm

His Dark Materials | Lyra/Will, Mary, cameos | G | You Cannot Shut the Windows of the Sky

Title: You Cannot Shut The Windows Of The Sky
Fandom: His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Lyra/Will, Mary, cameos
Rating: G
Content notes: Characters eventually return to the World of the Dead.

Snapshots, mostly outsider-POV, as Will and Lyra grow up. Gaining skill and prestige in their respective fields, helping science (and/or experimental theology) march forward...oh, and learning how to communicate from one world to another.

Works fine as a standalone fic, but if you've been keeping up with Republic of Heaven Community Radio, it'll fill in some gaps in the backstory.

( "This is the Lady Asriel, from Oxford," adds Pierre. "She swears she knows for a fact that ghosts, Rusakov particles, and the many-worlds theory are all related...." )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2016-11-24 01:36 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen" | E | In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Zen

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)
2016-05-09 09:33 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", Steve, Sam | T | How Far I've Gone, How High I've Climbed

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: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2015-08-05 04:35 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", others | PG | Some Sunny Day

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: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2014-12-15 11:12 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", Neil Degrasse Tyson, Jimmy | PG | The Little Pundit

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: Madoka preparing to take on Walpurgis (madoka magica)
2014-05-13 01:27 pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica | MadoHomu, ensemble | NC-17 | Ein Liebender liegt dir zu Füßen, part 1

Title: Ein Liebender liegt dir zu Füßen, part 1: You don't have a lot of friends, you know.
Characters/Pairings: Madoka/Moemura, Izabel/Michaela, Izabel/Madoka
Rating: NC-17
Contents: Overall: omegaverse, with all the consent issues and weird body stuff that implies; slavery; non-con; medical imagery; character death; references to past child abuse.
Disclaimer: Madoka Magica belongs to Urobochi, SHAFT, Aniplex, and other people who are not me.

A/B/O slavefic AU. While a shy glasses-wearing Homura is recovering from heart surgery, her parents rent an omega to "keep her company." Homura refuses to take advantage, either of Madoka's slave status or of the heady, irresistible hormones an alpha can use to seduce an omega. But even though there's an attraction and a fondness building between the two girls, Homura isn't leveled-up enough to protect Madoka from being exploited by others, either. (...Yet.)

Everyone is human. Homura's parents here are played by Izabel (the artist witch) and Michaela. Madoka's agency is run by Roberta (the birdcage witch). Most characters are aged-up; the main five girls are all at least eighteen.

( Homura laid back on the bed, pulling off her glasses and rubbing at the bridge of her nose to stave off a headache and trying not to feel bad about making Madoka fetch her drinks. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2014-01-13 03:35 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", John Oliver | PG-13 | Paradise (or something...) by the Dashboard Lights

Title: Paradise (or something...) by the Dashboard Lights
Prompt/ Summary: something with soul/grace shining brighter in the presence of true love
Characters/pairings: "Stephen"/Jon, John Oliver, a baby
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Religious themes
Word count: 5K words
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. 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.

"Stephen" is a fallen angel. For him, it means a constant struggle to do the right thing, in the hopes of convincing his God to take him back. For Jon, it means he's nice to cuddle in the winter, and they shouldn't plan on having a church wedding.

For the [livejournal.com profile] fakenews_fanfic Secret Santa, prompt "something with soul/grace shining brighter in the presence of true love."

( "Wings? I don't know what you're talking about. Why would I have wings? Hahaha, don't be ridiculous." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2013-12-02 04:03 pm

Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials | Republic of Heaven Community Radio [Masterpost]

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: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2013-10-21 04:39 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, others, Cecil's dad | T | Children of an Elder God...

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: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2013-09-21 09:30 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen" | NC-17 | Embarrassing Noises

Title: Embarrassing Noises
Rating: NC-17
Cast: 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 coda to Silent (the AU where Jon is deaf), which I've been meaning to write ever since I finished the story proper. Jon and Stephen's first time. (And it only took them a decade of best friendship to get there.)

As before, ASL is in italics, voiced speech is in quotation marks. Mirrored on the AO3.

Why the hesitation? Wasn't exuberant gay sex supposed to be a cornerstone of Obama's America? )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2013-09-13 04:25 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, others |

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)
2013-09-10 04:00 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, others | PG | He Says He Is An Oceanographer, part 6

Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (6/7)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

On the last day before Seacil's time on land runs out, both he and Carlos learn a few things about getting burned.

( "Sorry, I guess this gets in the way of your whole 'perfect Carlos' image...." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2013-09-07 03:41 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos | PG | He Says He Is An Oceanographer, part 5

Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (5/7)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

Carlos and his new pseudo-co-worker make beautiful science together. And then take a long walk on the beach. The way things are going, Seacil's due to get a kiss any minute now. Definitely. Probably.

New art: Human!Seacil in Carlos' shirt =3

(Remember when I thought this story might be two parts? Yyyeah.)

( Carlos indicated the sensors, the laptop where he was taking notes, the stack of chemical test strips, the rows of carefully-labeled sample bottles...and realized that he'd taken over the entire kitchenette table. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2013-09-04 10:39 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, others | PG-13 | He Says He Is An Oceanographer, part 4

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)
2013-09-02 03:37 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, others | G | He Says He Is An Oceanographer, part 3

Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (3/6?)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, assorted Night Vale residents
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

Carlos' research lands him in possibly-fatal waters. If it takes breaking a few municipal mandates to rescue him, so be it.

The songs referenced are Satellite High - The Bus Is Late (the weather from Glow Cloud) and Doomtree - Team The Best Team (the weather from First Date).

Belatedly decided this is going to be one of those stories only posted on the AO3. Click through for the link.

( I tell you, listeners, if I had not already used up my government-allotted hours of unconsciousness for this quarter, I just might be passing out right now. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2013-08-29 12:25 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | PG | Welcome to 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)
2013-03-22 03:25 am

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", correspondents, Jane Fonda | PG-13 | Collar U

Title: Collar U
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", background Olivia/Kristen and Steve/Nancy, other correspondents, Jane Fonda
Contents: Sexual predator Jane Fonda.
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.

D/sverse, high school/college AU. Stephen's family doesn't believe in sending uncollared submissives to college, so Jon offers to collar him, at least through graduation. Cue a year of awkward deception, GSA shenanigans, platonic bed-sharing, one threatening incident with a certain pushy senior, and the triumph of the power of unrecognized romantic attraction friendship.

One of the shorter entries for my [community profile] longfic_bingo card, prompt "collar" or "pretend relationship". (This is Stephen's collar, by the way [source].) Mirror on the AO3.

'Who the hell gets collared at seventeen — sorry, seventeen and a half — these days? What do they expect you to do, work retail until you meet a cute dom in the checkout line?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2013-03-02 03:49 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", a bear, Sam | PG-13 | Someone To Make You Come Through

Title: Someone To Make You Come Through
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", the bear, Sam, supporting OCs
Contents: Some gore + medical imagery.
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.

Prompt from [personal profile] kribban, who wanted hurt/comfort about "Stephen" losing his arm during the bear-mauling at the 2012 Night of Too Many Stars.

Established-marriage fic. Title is from Company's "Being Alive." (Glee version / John Barrowman version / version with background Stephen.) Also on the AO3.

Ridiculous, impossible situations always seemed to work out when Stephen was involved. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
2013-02-03 04:29 pm

Fake News | Jon/"Stephen", others | PG | Silent (4)

Title: Silent (4/4)
Rating: PG
Cast: Jon/"Stephen" (eventually), brief Jon/OC, Larry, Kristen, OCs
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.

Stephen finally finds a way to let his Daily Show explode into its full potential. The only question is whether he can bring Jon along with him. And how much longer it's going to take him to invite Jon to make out, already.

AO3 mirror | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Embarrassing Noises

'I want to say yes, you are clearly some kind of mad genius (Allison-enabled or not) who has worked out the perfect way to give me everything I've ever wanted in life.' )