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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: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-12-31 09:15 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Cecil/Carlos, others | various | End-Of-Year Secret Police Amnesty Showcase

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: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-08-30 02:38 pm

Night Vale, HDM | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Let The Shadows Fall Behind You, part 6/6

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)
2015-08-27 09:10 pm

[Mix] Night Vale | Cecil/depression | T | ten feet under, and upside down

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)
2015-08-12 10:48 pm

Night Vale, HDM | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Let The Shadows Fall Behind You, part 5/6

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: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-08-05 01:53 am

Night Vale, HDM | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Let The Shadows Fall Behind You, part 4/5?

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)
2015-07-22 03:41 pm

Night Vale, HDM | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Let The Shadows Fall Behind You, part 3/5?

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)
2015-07-18 08:25 am

Night Vale, HDM | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Let The Shadows Fall Behind You, part 2/5?

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." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-07-14 11:01 am

Night Vale, HDM | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Let The Shadows Fall Behind You, part 1/5?

Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (1/5?): A Cold Wind
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Janice, Kevin
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

...okay, who wants futurefic from the HDM AU? (Not another novel...but something more than a one-shot.)

It's a few years after the Republic of Heaven took out the Smiling God, and teenage Janice is approaching her separation ordeal. Her uncle Cecil is fine with that! Absolutely fine! Or at least, he's coping. He is doing an excellent job of coping.

Until he isn't.

( Cecil's vacation essay is open, but he can't have made much progress. The toolbar across the bottom of the window announces that it has 327 words. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-07-06 11:41 am

[Mix] Night Vale/His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | Welcome To The New Age [OST]

Title: Welcome To The New Age
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Subject: Republic of Heaven Community Radio
Rating: G

Official soundtrack for the Welcome to Night Vale/His Dark Materials crossover! (Spoilers through the end of A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain.)

Complete with flashy cover art, in the style of the Night Vale live shows.

I'm waking up to ash and Dust / This is it, the apocalypse )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-06-18 03:30 pm

Welcome to Night Vale | Hiram, scientist | G | A Dragon at the Opera

Title: A Dragon at the Opera
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Hiram McDaniels, OCs
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: Not mine; no warnings.

In an alternate dimension of an alternate multiverse, Hiram takes a friend to see a show.

(Bonus ficlet from the His Dark Materials AU. Will be confusing and/or spoilery unless you've read through the end of Book 2.)

( "It sounded like she just called me a 'snack' instead of a 'creature'." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-05-02 12:34 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 52/52

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 52/52?: See You Again
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Loved ones are reunited, friends say goodbye, a new mayor rises, and warriors rest.

By request: a breakdown of all the characters from all the worlds that went up against the Smiling God. (If you've missed any A/Ns or Q&As, the AU masterpost has them all.)

Some artwork of battle participants: Tamika, Dana + Maureen + warrior, Cecil + Carlos, witches + Erikas.

( Eustathias, on Dana's shoulder, furls her fiery feathers. Showing off a little, perhaps, but Dana thinks they've earned it. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-04-22 10:21 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | Cecil/Carlos, ensemble | T | Chapter 51/52?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 51/52?: Radio Nowhere
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, Tamika, all the people, all the crossovers, the Smiling God
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

This is Cecil Palmero, coming to you live from the broadcast studio of Republic of Heaven Community Radio. With the help of Fey: co-host, researcher, soundtrack.

(Warnings for blood, injuries, character death. But you saw that coming.)

( "Hello, everyone! We are the champions, my friends, and we'll keep on fighting to the end! Welcome to the new age, to the new age — and remember, they say in Heaven, love comes first? We'll make Heaven a place on Earth!" )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-04-14 10:25 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 50/?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 50/52?: Cogi Qui Potest Nescit Mori
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Janice and family, Tamika, Dana/Maureen, Kevin, otherworldly armies, scientists
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Our heroes spend as much time as possible with their families before finally taking on the Mountain.

New art: witch portrait lineart, free for the coloring.

( "Mamá, they make soap with cucumber here, can you believe it? This town is so weird." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-04-06 03:42 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 49/52?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 49/52?: Delivery
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana/Maureen, Tamika, Sherie/FOW, Xaphania, Serafina, Steve, kids, various
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Tamika and the Book Club launch into the long campaign to bring freedom to Desert Bluffs, while Carlos and his team gather the necessary research and supplies to do their most ambitious theology project yet.

Some final daemon portraits: Michelle, John Peters, and Germaine. Also: a loose portrait of Mary Malone, an art-nouveau Lord Asriel, and a sketch of a daemon-human swap AU.

( Carlos's astral-projected form materializes on top of the basalt fortress; Dana's phoenix-formed daemon shows him to the craggy entrance of a cavern in the rock. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-03-31 08:53 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 48/?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, chapter 48/54?: A Story About Time
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Dana, Cecil/Carlos, Steve, Cecil's mother (!), Lord Asriel (!!), Cecil's sister (?!?)
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

"As Mom used to say: except for psychics and time travelers, no one is ever told what would have happened."

Dana is a time traveler. She's about to find out.

New art: album cover art for the story; Kevin and some lookalikes.

( Carlos and his team of experimental theologians warn that in the undeveloped land out back of the old elementary school, a house exists. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-03-24 04:23 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 47/54?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 47/54?: The Armies
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana/Maureen, Tamika, Josie, Erikas, Cactus Jane, otherworldly armies
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Night Vale is controlled by its own citizens again. Our heroes (and some new allies) fight to reconnect and rebuild, working until they're strong enough to take the battle to the next town over.

New daemon portraits: Earl Harlan; Cecil's mother with Janice; and, from the original HDM, Mrs. Coulter.

( It's very bright. More so than before. And there's a pulsing heat all around, though for some reason she still feels cold. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-03-20 09:03 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 46/54?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 46/54?: Sank To Grief
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Steve, Tamika, Kevin, the Man in the Tan Jacket, Kaisa, Janice, Sherie/FOW
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Tamika and Steve bring a fallen soldier home. Everyone tries to manage their grief, and the grief of their loved ones, as best they can. (It also happens to be the most dangerous day in recorded history, but that part, they can handle.)

Latest art: Carlos holding Cecil; Steve holding Renée.

( Her one comfort is that, before leaving Desert Bluffs, she took her Knife and carved their intercision machine into so many ribbons. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-02-25 11:04 pm

Night Vale, His Dark Materials | ensemble | T | A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 45/54?

Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 45/54?: Deadlines
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Tamika, witches, Earl, Steve, Fey, Lauren, Dana, Delphine, kids
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Strexcorp is out of Night Vale! (Well, mostly. Lauren's still close enough to hijack broadcasts.) The next step is to drive them out of Lyra's universe altogether. But they're not going to go quietly.

New guest art: Marcus and Vithya, and Carlos and Khoshekh, by soupengine! There's also Serafina Pekkala, and, by popular demand, the Night Vale angels.

This chapter uses lots of quotes from Old Oak Doors, especially Lauren's lines. Upfront warning for character death.

( Dana could queue NVCR's equipment to play reruns all day — they might even get decent ratings, if they used their most critically-acclaimed episodes of Morse Code for Trumpet Quintets — while Cecil stayed in bed and Carlos thought up sweet things to do for him. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
2015-02-20 05:08 pm

Night Vale, fail_fandomanon | G | Carlos, anons | Five Anonmeme Threads About Carlos

Title: Five Anonmeme Threads About Carlos
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Carlos, nonnies, ponies??
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

This is so self-indulgent and I regret nothing.

For International Fanworks Day 2015: excerpts from fail_fandomanon, as it exists in the "Welcome to Night Vale happens in Lyra's world, in the future of the His Dark Materials multiverse" AU.

(I would pay cash money to run my hands through that man's hair for five minutes :o )