ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Chapter 18 of Expecting finally got that update! In which Jon gets to converse intelligently and emotionally about IVF, instead of just flailing. It's a thousand words longer, and I'm finally happy with the result :D

Will this be, finally, the actual last edit the series ever needs? I sure hope so.

(...if I had time, I would love to redraw all the art, but given that it would take stupidly long, I've pretty much accepted that that it's going to have to stand as-is.)
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: didn't he heal, weren't the spring seeds planted
Rating: R
Pairings/Characters: Jon/"Stephen", families, OCs, Al Gore
Warnings: Children in danger, religious abuse, language, random tense changes.
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.

Scenes from three summers in the Expectingverse. Stephen, trauma, childhood, water, and a brief history of Sweetness.

Refers to this Formidable Opponent. For my [community profile] hc_bingo round 2 card, prompts "archaic medical treatment" and "drowning".

'I tried to bite Al Gore last Wednesday' )
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C&P'd from an "ask people questions about their fanworks" open thread at [livejournal.com profile] fakenews_fanfic.

If any of you reading here have other things to ask, about my TDS/TCR fics or any others, feel free!

Questions )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Open Heart
Rating: PG
Pairings/Characters: Jon/"Stephen", Jon/Tracey, Tracey/Charlene, Tad/Bobby, Olivia, families, OCs
Warnings: (skip) heart attack (nobody dies)
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.

Part of the Expectingverse, from the spring before The Interview. The Stewart and Colbert families have practically moved in together, but most of the world still doesn't see Jon and Stephen's relationship for what it is. Stephen thought he'd be okay with that. When Jon has to be rushed to the hospital, he thinks again.

For my [community profile] hc_bingo card, prompt "invisibility."

It wasn't easy to defy the pleading of a dozen eager children, but after three innings Jon begged a rest and all but staggered over to one of Stephen's wicker lawn chairs to catch his breath. )
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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. )
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A top-level index for all the stories in the Expectingverse, plus some extra art. See also profiles of the original characters who fill out the cast.

For those of you just getting here, if you only read one of these, make it Expecting.


★ THE BIG ONES ★


The Robert Report
(7 parts, illustrations)
Late 2005
In which Bobby manages the stage, the staff, and Stephen; and the Report staff faces down a ghost.

Expecting
(21 parts, illustrations, extras)
2006-2007
In which Stephen decides that he could totally get pregnant. How hard could it be?

State of Grace
(35 parts, illustrations, extras)
Mid-to-late 2007
In which Stephen's carefully constructed walls begin to collapse around him.

§ Why Should I Care?
(15 parts, extras)
2025-2027
In which an adult Seamus Noblet is a bit of a jerk. Until he meets this guy.



★ THE REST ★


Four Fics That Never Would Have Worked In The Liberalverse
An AU, 2006. Liberal!Stephen's version of the decision to visit Dr. Moreau.

five ways it could have failed
A set of brief AUs, 2006-7. What could have been if something had gone wrong with Stephen's pregnancy.

Open Heart
A one-shot, 2011. In which Jon has to be rushed to the hospital, and Stephen rethinks a few things.

The Interview
A ficlet, 2011. In which Stephen brings on a special guest to discuss tonight's top story.

didn't he heal, weren't the spring seeds planted
Scenes from three summers: 1975, 2009, 2012. Stephen, trauma, childhood, water, and a brief history of Sweetness.

Two Omelets by [personal profile] stellar_dust
A ficlet, winter 2012. (Written before any other side stories were released.) In which Tracey pauses to reflect.

George's World
An AU Doctor Who crossover, summer 2013. In which a tantrum-throwing five-year-old, a mysterious temporal phenomenon, and a temperamental dimension-hopping TARDIS all walk into a building.

Ten Roads Converged
An AU crossover, 2014. Stephen and George meet an FtM version of Stephen and his daughter.



★ Lifetime Achievement Award ★


Or, "the catchall category for all the random as-George-grows art." With the date when it takes place.
Meme (2007): Expectingverse Mpreg Meme
Meme (2008): Original Character Meme - George
Art (2008): Hat!
Comic (2009): Recommended Reading
Art (2009): George's Shoe Adventure
Art (2010): Defeat The World, Son
Manip (2010): Art Stephen Up - Expectingverse
Art (2011): George Has Two Daddies
Art (2011): Red Sweater Boy
Art (2012): George William, Alpha Squad 7
Art (2012): Blueberry Ice Cream
Comic (2014): George discovers race
Art (2015): Book Lover and Book Tolerator
Art (2019): Homework
Sketches: George'n'Stephen
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Title: State of Grace
Fandom: TCR
Genre: Drama
Rating: Through NC-17
Length: ~108,000 words (plus ~8,000 words of meta)
Warnings: Sex, not always good; triggers, trauma, flashbacks; dissociation, memory issues; background childhood abuse (physical, emotional) and neglect; background young-adult sexual abuse, drug use, compromised-consent sex work; background stalking; mental illness, panic attacks, suicidal ideation; mild language, some physical violence.
Disclaimer: The Report characters and their universe are property of Stephen Colbert, the other writers, and of course Viacom. Not mine. While this story also makes references to real persons and places, the dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only. No fake newsmen were harmed in the making of this fic.

An excursus to Expecting (and, thus, part of the Expectingverse), taking place between its final chapter and epilogue. Described in comparison as "the emotional equivalent of jumping into a cold pool after soaking in the jacuzzi." Stephen has a new baby, a new marriage, and the love of a good man — so, naturally, this is when he starts to fall apart.

The current version of the story is a much-needed revision from the original, betaed by the painstaking and phenomenal [personal profile] stellar_dust. Title comes from the Billy Joel song. Mirror on the AO3.

Chapters and bonus features )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: The Interview
Rating: PG
Characters/pairings: Stephen(/Jon), Tracey(/Jon)
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: Stephen brings on a special guest to discuss tonight's top story.

(How it went down in the Expectingverse.)

'I am talking, of course, about my secret long-time affair with fellow late-night host and noted liberal, Jon Stewart.' )
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Title: George's World
Rating: PG/PG-13
Warnings: Tantrums, time snarls, scaring, swearing, character death (he gets better), character deconstruction, subtle reference to childhood abuse, general mindf@#kery
Series: The Colbert Report, Doctor Who

A wildly self-indulgent AU crossover between two fic 'verses. Posted in the hopes that someone else will find it half as entertaining as I do.

Jack, Ten, and teenage Stephen, from Truthiness And Relative Dimensions In Space, make an accidental hop and end up in the Expectingverse — just in time for a creepy temporal phenomenon to tear the groups apart. Can ickle!Stephen take care of five-year-old George? Can the Doctor earn the trust of George's very panicky father? Will Jack stop making dying look sexy? (...probably not.)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Adorable George art by [livejournal.com profile] punkishgrin
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Thing the First:

The Expectingverse marches on: [personal profile] stellar_dust wrote a ficlet!

It's called Two Omelets, found over in [livejournal.com profile] andthatstheword.

The story is locked, because it's wife!fic, but joining is free. Takes place when George is about five, and it's basically wonderful from the disclaimer ("This story is an AU of an AU of an AU of reality...") onward.


Thing the Second:

Truthiness And Relative Dimensions In Space got nominated in the Children of Time awards! It's under the Crossover category in the Classic Who section.

The CoT awards have sparked a lot of flailing around fandom, but shh, let me feel honored anyway.

The voting forms are here, open until March 5. If you want help sorting through the choices, [livejournal.com profile] cot_tossed is providing thoughtful and excellent reviews of all the nominees. (Although I say this before they've gotten to my entry, so it may backfire if they end up not liking it. Fingers crossed.)
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Why Should I Care?
Fandom: Strangers With Candy, TDS/TCR
Rating: Through R (language, sex, angry people, terrible parenting)
Disclaimer: Found on individual chapters. In short, not real, and not mine.
Mad props to [personal profile] stellar_dust for being everything from spellcheck to sounding board.

A second-gen tale of love between the sons of two sets of middle-aged homos.

With a violently homophobic mother and a father who pays more attention to his Madame Precious dolls than to his child, it's no wonder that Seamus Noblet grew up to be a bit of a jerk. And then he meets this guy. A guy who isn't put off by damage. A guy who's incredibly Zen....

Part of the Expectingverse.

Chapters, art, and bonus features )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)


Title: Expecting
Fandom: TCR
Genre: Dramedy
Words: ~55,400
Disclaimer: Found on individual chapters. In short, not real, and not mine.

Someone asked if there was any TDS mpreg, and "how would that even work?" My brain apparently took this as a challenge.

As you will see in the trailers, it's not as farfetched as you think. (Actual quotation from the good Dr. Colbert on the subject of getting pregnant: "How hard could it be?")

Part of the Expectingverse.

Chapters, illustrations, and extras )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)


Title: The Robert Report
Fandom: TCR
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG overall
Disclaimer: On the chapters.

I like Bobby, he's underappreciated, and I wanted to play around in his head, so I came up with a one-shot about him. Then one day I was painting a house (it's a long story), which is monotonous work, and ended up plotting out a whole series.

In which Bobby manages the stage, the staff, and Stephen; the Report staff faces down a ghost; and we discover why the staff doesn't quit en masse, despite their boss' refusal to learn any valuable lessons.

Part of the Expectingverse.

1. The Toss
2. The Opening
3. The Wørd
4. The Second Act
5. The Interview
6. The Closing
Epilogue: We'll Be Right Back

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