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: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Homecoming Queens
Rating: Soft R
Contents: Homophobia, D/s, iceplay, allusions to domestic violence
Characters/pairings: Jon/liberal!Stephen, Stephen's fictional family
Beta credit: Senior Southern Accuracy Correspondent [personal profile] politicette
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 DONE.

The liberal AU version of "Stephen" brings his queer kinky Jewish boyfriend to a Fourth of July barbecue with his old-fashioned Southern Evangelicatholic Republican family. Hijinks ensue.

This is unrelated to previous connected liberal!Stephen stories: it's post-divorce for Jon, a wifeless AU for Stephen, with them in an established relationship featuring BDSM using stoplight safewords.

And seriously, having it finished is a minor miracle. This poor fic has been a WIP since 2009. The It Gets Better Project, same-sex marriage laws in New York, and Anderson Cooper all came out while it was in progress.

Also goes in my [community profile] hc_bingo round 3 card, wildcard prompt "family". Major much-belated thanks to [profile] ladyanneboleyn and [personal profile] politicette, who made this story possible by being willing to educate me about their culture.

'Jon, I know my family isn't the most progressive group of people in the world, but if just for today you can be tolerant and nonjudgmental of their intolerance and judgment, we can have a not-terrible time.' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Times Stephen Got A Green Light
Rating: R
Contents: Sex, D/s, forced femme, bondage, post-roleplay aftercare, language
Characters/pairings: Liberal!"Stephen"/Jon
Disclaimer: The Report characters and their universe are property of Stephen Colbert, the other Report writers, and I presume Viacom. The real person(s) are used in a fictional parody context.

Fic from TCR's liberal mirrorverse. In which Stephen is still not quite comfortable with kinking on being a Dom, and Jon provides constant reassurance via the stoplight-based safeword system.

This poor fic has been languishing half-finished for aaaaaages, until a certain recent sequence made it fall into place.

Stephen drops both the half-tied knot around Jon's ankle and the heavy bondage manual he had been consulting while tying it. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Something To Celebrate
Rating: PG
Characters/pairings: Jon, liberal!"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.

Stephen belongs to the Susan Sarandon school of political thought. A very special holiday-themed Liberalverse ficlet, referencing the passing of the Zadroga bill. Based on a prompt from [personal profile] queenfanfiction: 034. Not Enough

Mirror on the AO3.

Stephen is resolutely observing Soltice, Festivus, HumanLight, Christmahanukwanzakah, Kwanzaa, and Slovenien Independence Day all in a row. )
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)
Medium: Television
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Subject: Liberal!"Stephen"/Jon
Title: Baby, It's Fact

A liberal AU version of how this pairing could develop.

Instead of being a repressed conservative with trust issues and hidden submissive tendencies, Stephen is a TMI-prone liberal with boundary issues and a secret longing to Dom the hell out of someone. All of which means that, instead of coaxing him to open up so they can get together, Jon's first step is pushing him to back off a little.



So if you want me, I don't come cheap / Keep your hand in my hand and your heart on your sleeve )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Medium: Television
Fandom: The Colbert Report
Subject: Liberal!"Stephen"
Title: Pollyanna Flower Child

It's not that hard to figure out liberal!Stephen. All you have to do is take traits of the regular Stephen and invert them. Like so...

(Cover art.)



The sign said long haired freaky people need not apply / So I tucked my hair up under my hat, and I went in to ask him why )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Fit For Office
Rating: G
Characters/pairings: Jon, l!"Stephen"
Two disclaimers, with love )

Summary: For a prompt from [personal profile] sirdrakesheir, who requested, and I quote, "OMG L!STEPHEN'S PRESIDENTIAL RUN."

The quotation at the beginning is from The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe. Mirror on the AO3.

'Higher taxes, free health care for animals, and forcing everyone to buy environmentally friendly washing machines.' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Five Gifts Stephen Gave Jon, Because It's No More Than He Deserved, And It Was Nothing, Really
Rating: PG
Contents: A very sexy massage.
Characters/pairings: Jon/liberal!"Stephen", that puppy again
Two disclaimers, with love )

Summary: Where the regular version of "Stephen" is stingy, self-absorbed, and demanding, the AU liberal version is generous, thoughtful, and giving. Also, has a bit of a kink for caretaking. From his and Jon's first live broadcast to their first night together.

Mirror on the AO3.

'Uh, Stephen? The whole reason college kids offer each other backrubs is to get in each other's pants.' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Not Out Of The Woods Yet
Rating: G
Characters/pairings: Jon, liberal!"Stephen"
Two disclaimers, with love )

Summary: I asked the Internet for ficlet prompts; [personal profile] aybara_max responded with "Liberal!Stephen takes Jon on a camping trip." (Mirror on the AO3.)

ETA: Speak of the devil: Stuff White People Like ([syndicated profile] stuffwhitepeoplelike_feed) just did an entry on camping!

'We're really in the wild now! Nature at its finest!' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Puppy Love (3/3)
Rating: PG-13
Contents: Sex talk, panicking Stephen
Characters/pairings: Jon/liberal!"Stephen"
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.

Summary: The conclusion of this bit of the Liberalverse. Jon has always encouraged Stephen to develop healthy boundaries, but he never expected to find himself outside of them.

(Okay, a little bit of neuroses-and-despair may have slipped into this one. But the ending is happy, never fear.)

There's also some rambling about l!Stephen's characterization, over here.

'I just found out that I am apparently the only person on the planet you won't jump into bed with. What could possibly be upsetting about that?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Puppy Love (2/3)
Rating: PG-13
Contents: Steamy scenes, mention of mildly blasphemous sex toys, dangerously cute puppies
Characters/pairings: Jon/liberal!"Stephen", past liberal!"Stephen"/Anderson, the puppy again
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.

Summary: The Liberalverse marches on. Jon insists on putting Stephen through an archaic and limiting system of courtship — or, as he calls it, "being treated like a gentleman." Stephen doesn't understand why they can't just get on to the free love, already. But for some reason he's willing to put up with all kinds of silly proprieties when Jon is involved...

There's a round of sketches here (mildly spoilery if you haven't read up to the last chapter).

Jon made a mental note to find out just how many nude images of Stephen there were on the Internet, anyway. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Puppy Love (1/3)
Rating: PG-13
Contents: Mentions of sex, sensitive subjects, bizarrely flavored contraceptives, NAMBLA
Characters/pairings: Jon/liberal!"Stephen", past liberal!"Stephen"/teacher, a puppy
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.

Summary: Another story from the Liberalverse. Jon finally breaks the repressive shackles of the patriarchy by getting a divorce. Surely this means he'll be ready to jump into bed with Stephen now, right? Right?

As demanded by [personal profile] deepad: "Happy ending! Gay rainbow liberal puppies! Jon refusing to put out until he is convinced Stephen won't go on Oprah to talk about it after!"

Mirror on the AO3.

'I thought you'd be upset! I thought you'd be hurt and sad and want something to help you feel better! And sex always makes me feel better!' )
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: The Lepidopterist
Rating: PG (sexual references)
Characters/pairings: Jon, liberal!"Stephen", Larry, Rob R., John-O, Wyatt, Aasif, Jason, Kristen, an elephant
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.

Summary: More from the liberal!"Stephen" AU. In which Stephen is inquisitive, Jon runs low on forks, and Larry is not as scary as he thinks he is, but every bit as devious.

(Precedes A Modest Proposition, which is why Stephen by that point has a bit more of a clue.)


'I'm a Zen Taoist Wiccan Discordian, but it's not quite the same, you know?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: A Modest Proposition
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Swearing, violence against tables, past violence against people, rage, some blood.
Characters/pairings: Jon/liberal!"Stephen"
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.

Summary: Where "Stephen" is angry all the time but afraid to show other emotions, the liberal AU "Stephen" emotes like crazy but is afraid to express his anger. So he bottles it up and pretends he doesn't feel it at all.

Jon doesn't figure this out until the passing of Proposition 8.

(Warnings for anger, injury, and angst. Mirror on the AO3.)


'Sure, America came pretty close to turning into a fascist dictatorship under the Bush regime, but at least being gay has stayed legal!' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Liberalverse [Index]
Series: TDS/alt!TCR
Disclaimer: Follow the links. In short, fiction fiction fiction work of parody fiction.

Stories from the canon AU seen in The Wørd 10/2/2007 - Troops Out Now.

Instead of being a hawkish anti-intellectual pro-fascist ultraconservative, Stephen is a peacenik elitist pro-anarchist ultraliberal. Oddly enough, it doesn't make him all that different.




Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It
(dramedy | Jon, l!Stephen | PG-13)
Liberal Stephen 101. Overexpressive, permissive, aggressively forgiving, and too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Not Out Of The Woods Yet
(comedy, fluff | Jon, l!Stephen | G)
Scene: Stephen takes Jon on a camping trip.

Fit For Office
(comedy | Jon, l!Stephen | G)
Scene: how Stephen decided to run for President.

Something to Celebrate
(holiday fluff | l!Stephen, Jon | PG)
Scene: Stephen celebrates holidays; Jon celebrates the Zadroga Bill.

A Modest Proposition
(drama, some hurt/comfort | Jon, l!Stephen | PG-13)
Stephen doesn't think he's allowed to feel anger. No matter what happens with Proposition 8.

Puppy Love: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
(dramedy | Jon/l!Stephen, past l!Stephen/teacher and l!Stephen/Anderson, a gay liberal rainbow puppy | PG-13)
The one where they get together. Jon finally breaks the repressive shackles of the patriarchy by getting a divorce. Surely this means he'll be ready to jump into bed with Stephen now, right? Right?

Five Gifts Stephen Gave Jon, Because It's No More Than He Deserved, And It Was Nothing, Really
(comedy, fluff | Jon/l!Stephen | PG)
Stephen is generous, thoughtful, and giving. Also, has a bit of a kink for caretaking. From his and Jon's first live broadcast to their first night together.

Five Times Stephen Got A Green Light
(comedy, romance | Jon/l!Stephen | R)
In which Stephen has some angst about kinking on being a Dom, and Jon provides constant stoplight-based reassurance.

Five Versions Of The Limo Ride Home
(comedy, angst, drama, and/or smut | Jon/l!c!Stephen, others | through NC-17)
Covers five different AUs, liberalverse included. After the Emmys snub Stephen yet again, Jon comforts him on the way back to the hotel.

Homecoming Queens
(comedy, drama, hurt/comfort | l!Stephen/Jon, family | PG-13)
Stephen brings his queer kinky Jewish boyfriend to a Fourth of July barbecue with his old-fashioned Southern Evangelicatholic Republican family. Hijinks ensue.




Differently Temporally Enabled

(Stories that are AU to the main AU. Weird crossovers abound.)

Four Fics That Never Would Have Worked In The Liberalverse, And One That Actually Might Work Better
(comedy, drama, angst | Jon, l!c!Stephen and family, Doctor Who crossover characters | through R)
Got to wondering how some of my "Stephen" fics would have been different if they had played out in the Liberalverse. Decided to find out.

Eight Roads Converged
(comedy | l!Stephen/Beck!Jon, other AUs | PG)
Ficlets written for a series of requests: what happens when people from various fakenews AUs cross paths.


Comics

Boundaries (vignette | Jon, l!Stephen, c!Stephen | PG)
Childhood (vignette | l!Stephen, c!Stephen | PG)
Needs Met (15 pages + extras | dramedy, romance, Needverse crossover | Jon/c!Stephen, Jon/l!Stephen, c!Stephen/l!Stephen, Sweetness, with bonus Joans and Stephanies | through R, includes consent issues)
Liberal Guilt Attack (comedy | Jon, l!Stephen | G)
Balanced Conversationalist (comedy | l!Stephen versus l!Stephen | PG)
Neo-Colonial Kyriarchal Consumerist Slavery (comedy | l!Stephen, Jon, special guest | G)
Someone Has A Tiny Jon Fetish (comedy | l!Stephen, tiny!Jon | G)

Mixes

Drowning in Greyscale (l!Stephen)
Baby, It's Fact (l!Stephen/Jon)
Pollyanna Flower Child (l!Stephen)

Art

The Many Faces of Colbert (chibis | various Stephens, including l!Stephen | worksafe)
Free Iran (chibis | Jon, l!Stephen | worksafe)
Sketchdump (sketches | Jon, l!Stephen, the puppy | worksafe)
Yin to Yang (drawing | c!Stephen, l!Stephen | worksafe)
A Selection of Stephanies (chibis | various Stephanies, including liberal!Stephanie | worksafe)
Pollyanna Flower Child (drawing | l!Stephen | worksafe)
Parade Wear (drawing | l!Stephen/Jon | worksafe)
Whap! (sketches | c!Stephen, Jon, l!Stephen | worksafe)

Miscellaneous extras

What I Think About When I Think About Liberal!"Stephen (thinky, link-y meta about characterization)
—Sketchdumps including l!Stephen: one (with high school AU), two (from Needs Met)


Liberalverse fanworks by other authors (not because I hold any claim to the AU, but because I like to keep things organized):

Mirror, Mirror by [personal profile] sarcasticsra (fic | l!Stephen, c!Stephen | PG-13)

Which Stephen Am I? by [personal profile] sarcasticsra (mix | various Stephens, including l!Stephen | PG-13)

Beginning of the Neededverse by [personal profile] sarcasticsra (commentfic | l!Stephen/Jon | PG)

In which I stole your multiverse café and Drake was the creative consulting producer by [personal profile] themistoklis (commentfic | l!Stephen/Jon, c!Stephen/Beck!Jon | G)

"Stephanie" ficlets by [personal profile] themistoklis and [personal profile] politicette (commentfic | l!"Stephanie"/Jon | G)
ptahrrific: Woman with a notebook (Default)
Title: Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Language, violence, injury, allusions to past skeeviness, Stephen being Stephen (yes, still).
Characters/pairings: Jon, liberal!"Stephen" (one-sided shippiness)
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.

Summary: Missed the sign-up window for [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest, but this prompt was left an orphan, so I decided to take a crack at it: 1081. Per 10-02-07, we have a canon AU in which "Stephen" is ~fabulously~ liberal. What does his sexuality mean in that universe?

Since conservative "Stephen" is repressed, authoritarian, and narrowminded, liberal "Stephen" is overexpressive, permissive, and, as Robert Frost put it, too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. This was supposed to be amusing, but got kind of depressing at the end. Whoops.

Liberalverse Index | Mirror on the AO3

(Can I say how much it amuses me that one of the edits to Wikipedia's "International Friendship Day" page was made by a user named Bramlet Abercrombie? Random crossovers FTW.)

'I was only helping them break out of society's limiting notions of sexuality! Specifically, the limit that says you're not allowed to explore it with your handsome and dashing boss.' )

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