Toby

[fic: white collar] With You Through The Dark

Okay, I THINK I'm done with tags for this episode now!

Title: With You Through The Dark
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter; canon Peter/El
Word count: 2800
Warnings: SPOILERS up to 5x04
Notes: For the "Arrest" square on my hc_bingo card.
Summary: Missing scene between 5x03 and 5x04. Peter visits to check on Neal.

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Toby

why don't you write me some candlelight

My November has so far been full of writing. I have as yet kept up with doing >1000 words per day, which I'm very pleased about! (I still have some to do before I go to bed -- the fourth trip on the X5 coach in a fortnight produced a "please make this be over" state rather than one conducive to writing.)

Things I am working on:

My nano (which is not being written to the word count standards of NaNoWriMo, nor is yet long enough for me to really call it a novel): 8100 (It is called Artifice and is about a steampunk-ish city on an asteroid, and teenage girls, and metal insects, and dubious fog.)

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Also it is not writing but I knitted Eleanor some elbow-length Hufflepuff gloves and I am extremely pleased with how they turned out!

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Toby

[fic: white collar] Safe Places

I... am still probably not done with tags to this episode. I feel it's only fair to warn you. (I'm writing these tags as stand-alones, btw, so they may not fit with each other.)

Title: Safe Places
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter, Jones
Word count: 900
Warnings: SPOILERS for 5x04
Notes: This totally fills the "Counseling" square on my hc_bingo card. If you squint.
Summary: Another missing scene for 5x04. The aftereffects of Neal's first visit to Dr Summers.

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Toby

[fic: white collar] Falling

Mwahahaha, I won with the first episode tag :D But hopefully there will be MANY MORE TO COME, do you agree fandom?

Title: Falling
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter, El; canon Peter/El
Word count: 1200
Warnings: SPOILERS for 5x04
Notes: I am still not entirely sure that this is huggy enough to claim as the "Hugs" square on my hc_bingo card, but sholio claims it is. So.
Now with beautiful cover by aragarna!

Summary: Missing scene for 5x04, at the Burke house.



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Toby

Timestamp meme

Like many other equally silly people, I'm doing nano this year -- except I'm ignoring the official targets and going for at least 1000 words per day. It seemed like a good time to actually write the YA SFF story I've had floating in my head for at least three years, with all the characters fully-formed.

However, I'm really bad at focusing on things for more than a few thousand words. So I thought I'd also do the timestamp meme that's been floating around, so that I can dip into other things as a distraction :) Rules copied from sholio:

In a comment, give me the name of one of my fics and let me know what you want ("a missing scene from El's point of view", "what happened right after the explosion", "ten years later in this universe", "AU in which Peter got shot instead of Neal", etc) and I'll try to write a commentfic of at least a hundred words for you!

Or, if there's something specific you want that isn't a timestamp, you can ask for that instead. Most of my White Collar stuff is on AO3 here, and Fallen London stuff is in a sticky post on my journal.

Disclaimer: I will try very hard to fill at least the first few, but as is fairly evident to anyone who's hung around my journal for any length of time, I can be really awful with these things. Also I am still incredibly unlikely to write sex scenes.

That said, please do leave me prompts! I really enjoy writing fics for you guys :)

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Toby

[fic: white collar] Keep your feet on solid ground

Title: Keep your feet on solid ground
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Diana; Gen
Word count: 1400
Warnings: Spoilers for 5x01, although actually set in the between-season gap
Notes: The idea for this came out of a chat with sholio. It fills the "bruises" square on my hc_bingo card.

Summary: Diana and Neal have a rather overdue conversation.

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Toby

[fic: white collar] Blackout

For Caffrey-Burke Day! (Which I'm celebrating with a horrible cold. Yay.)

Title: Blackout
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter; Gen
Word count: 6500
Warnings: Looooads of angst.
Notes: I wrote most of this a year and a half ago for the "captivity" square on my hc_bingo card. Which, luckily, I have again this year. So. Thank you lots to sholio for the encouragement and helping me figure out the (lack of) plot!

Summary: Neal wakes up, and he's not where he expects to be.

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Toby

gonna build that wall until it's done, but now you've got nowhere to run

I will write a thing for National Coming Out Day this year too.

I'm gay and ace. It took me several painful years and painful experiences before I knew that I was, and that I was allowed to be either of those things. But you probably already knew that about me. It's not the point of this post, really.

Here is the thing: coming out, for me, is a choice. And not an irrevocable, one-time thing, but a thing I have to do pretty much for each new person/situation I meet. I'm femme-presenting, and my body is in the range of shapes judged acceptable to be presented in that way. It's pretty easy for me not to "look" queer. And that can be incredibly frustrating: it's an endless social dance around oblique questions to new acquaintances to try and get a handle on their views, and bosses who ask casual questions about my assumed-male partner, and the moment of baffled confusion from every single estate agent when my girlfriend and I, who walked in holding hands, assure them that we're looking for a one-bed not a two-bed place.

(For weeks last year I was being harassed on my way into work by a group of young teenage boys. Their insult of choice as I biked past was "lesbian!". When I eventually mentioned this to the office boss he was horrified to learn about the harassment -- and also that I was being insulted specifically like that. But he was very very Christian, so I didn't feel I could say anything.)

But usually it's in my control. And that is a privilege, one that I can depend on and that keeps me safe.

For many, many others in my QUILTBAG community, it isn't a choice. She's too butch, he's too femme, she's too obviously trans*, ze's read differently by different people in the group ze's talking to.

Those of us who pass can hide behind those who can't. We use them, intentionally and accidentally, as shields between us and those who would harm us. (He looks queer, not her.) We talk about generalised statistics of violence against our community as if the burden doesn't fall with obscene disproportion on trans* women, and trans* women of colour at that. And it's not fucking good enough. It isn't.

This is one of the reasons I support the philosophy that those of us who can stay hidden should try to be out, assuming it's safe for us to do so (and what comprises "safe" is exclusively for an individual to decide). It can feel frightening and uncomfortable. But. We can help everyone by widening the umbrella of who's seen as queer, and by widening acceptance. We can help by boosting voices too much ignored, and by sharing resources, and by showing that ze's not alone in this group of people, in this room, in this company.

If we're going to claim community we need to be a community. This means no one gets thrown under buses because their needs are different, or more complicated, or less photogenic. This includes things like education and support -- those of us who get passing privilege need to take our share of this.

We talk about wanting better allies. We need to be better allies.

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Toby

Recap: Atlantis s01e01

Since bringing Merlin to its ridiculous end, the BBC has clearly been needing to fill that Saturday early-evening timeslot with more shirtless men, historical anachronisms, mangling of myths and legends, and shirtless men. Judging just from its first episode, Atlantis seems to be filling this in an exemplary fashion. Certainly, Eleanor and I enjoyed it very much — possibly even more than Merlin, not least as this time we have no high expectations of it actually making any sense.

I thought I would recap, primarily for my own amusement. Hopefully it will amuse you too. (The main emotion this show has so far inspired in us is helpless giggling.)



Episode 1: The Earth Bull

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