A random thing that wanted to be written. WARNING for mob wars, murders, and people using floods as a weapon. Altogether a nasty little thing.

Title: Cityside Fairytale
Rating: R
Universe: Fairytale Noir
Characters/Pairings: The Detective, Carla James, Bernie Symes, Lori Allan, the hitwoman
Summary: "Don't nobody mess with Carla James. And don't nobody forget that the river will have its due." The city and the river feed each other, but if somebody murders the wrong man, if somebody tips things the wrong way, then the river will have its due. Urban fantasy, an ugly little slice of fairytale noir.
Wordcount: 4220
Warnings/Notes: Urban fantasy, fairytale noir, river spirits, elemental magic, organised crime, mob wars, murders, weaponised floods, magical abilities, detectives, criminals, highly inadvisable attraction
Claimer: Mostly mine

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( Jan. 25th, 2016 11:11 pm)
And again, for a prompt on the kink meme. I like Ellie the noir-detective-in-training, and what's more classic than the detective and the lounge singer? There's a bit of Nick/Nate in the background, but Nick's mostly there to support Ellie. Heh.

Title: Lady in Red
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Fallout 4
Characters/Pairings: Ellie Perkins, Magnolia, Nick Valentine, Male Sole Survivor. Ellie/Magnolia, Ellie & Nick, background Nick/Nate
Summary: At the Third Rail, Ellie Perkins gets her noir monologue on, realises a few things about herself, and sets out to get a date with the woman of her suddenly-realised dreams. Magnolia may not be for keeps, but she sure shows a gal the way around her sexuality in style
Wordcount: 2760
Warnings/Notes: Prompt fic, film noir monologues, femslash, female homosexuality, sexual awakening, attraction, one night stands, friendship, support, hopeful ending
Disclaimer: Not mine

Um. This is another video game I haven't played, and another canon I don't entirely know. A friend on tumblr had a lot of posts recently about Nick Valentine, though, and ... well. Battered film noir robot detective in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. This is relevant to my interests on a couple of levels, yes? So I watched some things on youtube, and read some things, and browsed the kink meme, and then I came across this prompt. I have such a thing for this. The throat, the vulnerability, the trust. So. Yes. Ah. I wrote a thing? My apologies in advance.

Title: The Ragged Edge
Rating: Light R
Fandom: Fallout 4
Characters/Pairings: (Male) Sole Survivor, Nick Valentine. Nick/M!SS
Summary: There are times when the Sole Survivor cannot help thinking about that gaping tear in Nick's throat. The vulnerability of it, how much it shows he's been hurt, how much ... how much trust he must have to let anyone near it. How much trust he must have to let Sole near it. Though, admittedly, Sole hadn't expected that part. Not at all.
Wordcount: 2962
Warnings/Notes: Okay. Robot/android anatomy, scars, old injuries, offering a throat, vulnerability, trust, demonstration of trust, some intensity, declaration of feelings
Disclaimer: Very much not mine

I saw a conversation about this movie recently and it reminded me how much I always sort of shipped these two. I'm kind of surprised by the dearth of the pairing, actually. Then again, I guess canon did put a rather abrupt and permanent crimp in the possibility -_-;

Title: Got A Gunmetal Shine
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: L.A. Confidential (1997)
Characters/Pairings: Jack Vincennes, Ed Exley. Jack/Ed
Summary: Jack likes Ed's glasses, actually. It's nice to see something that isn't part of the prescribed image. He likes more than just the glasses, truth be told. Too bad the liking's probably going to get him killed
Wordcount: 1878
Warnings/Notes: Doomed relationship, 1950s attitudes to homosexuality, noir canon, written in present tense
Disclaimer: Not mine

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( Dec. 11th, 2014 09:30 pm)
I was thinking that Jareth makes a very good femme fatale. And that's a role that rarely ends well for anyone.

Title: Sweet the Sting
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Labyrinth (1986)
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Williams, Jareth, Toby. Sarah/Jareth
Summary: "He wanted me to be cruel. He got more than he bargained for. You always remember the first man you kill."
Wordcount: 1601
Warnings/Notes: DARK, noir, character death, love gone very wrong
Disclaimer: Not mine

For a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic. For some reason, I haven't been able to write in months, and this is the thing that pops out. *facepalms*

Title: Bright Lights and Cigarettes
Rating: PG-13/Light R
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark, Loki Laufeysson. Tony/Loki
Summary: 1940s-ish noir AU. Private investigators Tony and Loki reminisce at the scene of a Beverly Hills murder.
Wordcount: 985
Warnings/Notes: 1940s slang (mostly using this hardboiled dictionary as a basis) and probably some dodgy attitudes towards homosexuality implied by it. Also, smoking and violence.
Disclaimer: Not mine

For [livejournal.com profile] rileyc, who wanted a Sam Spade type detective AU of James Asher. Which, to me, apparently meant Don Simon as a femme fatale -_-;

Title: Dead Men's Shade
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: James Asher series
Characters/Pairings: James Asher, Lydia Asher, Simon Ysidro. James/Lydia for this snippet
Summary: James Asher, private detective, walks into his office one day to find a very dangerous young man keeping company with his wife
Wordcount: 1175
Warnings/Notes: AU, noir, 1st person POV. Also, Simon being creepy.
Disclaimer: Not mine

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( Jul. 19th, 2012 07:24 pm)
Waah! I was browsing around images of 1920s New York (for the Prohibition AU, because fanfic truly does bring you all the nice things), and found the etchings of Martin Lewis (1881 - 1962). There's a gallery of some of them here. And, oh. Oh.

Arch, Midnight is just so dark and sublime and so noir (with a hint of Jack the Ripper). East Side Night, Williamsburg Bridge is the same, with a fabulous night view across the city. The Great Shadow is another, more intimate view of a similar night-time street. Shadow Dance is a different, more daytime image.

*grins* This is how you find beautiful things. You research shit for fanfic, and get lucky. *beams happily*
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( Dec. 14th, 2010 10:47 pm)
A bit more detailed version than the concept sketch, including most of the cast. Five meetings, and one very bad day. Will possibly be continued, but again, I can make no promises.

Title: Five Meetings (Steps in the Fall and Rise to Grace)
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Good Omens (AU)
Characters/Pairings: Ensemble cast, Crowley POV. Gen so far, really, but including Newton/Anathema, Shadwell/Tracy, possibly Adam/Pepper and Aziraphale/Crowley later
Summary: Bad things are brewing in the City of Angels, and one tired ex-cop is stuck in the middle of it
Wordcount: 4139
Warnings/Notes: Inspired by LA Confidential, and set in 40s LA, I think
Disclaimer: Very not mine -_-;

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( Dec. 14th, 2010 06:50 pm)
Seems to be going around, and I thought, why not?

If you were asked to pick one scene, one shot, one detail, one moment of some kind out of all the things I've ever made and say, "This, this, for whatever reason, is what I remember; this is something that struck home with me, that I wanted to keep," what would it be?

On an unrelated note, the cast of Good Omens fits worryingly well into a noir world. Mind you, I've a tendancy to think most characters would fit awfully well into a noir world, but the GO cast really, really do.

And I need to stop watching the likes of LA Confidential and The Big Sleep before bed -_-;
Just an idea for Good Omens Noir. I wanted Crowley as the world-weary detective, and Aziraphale as the femme fatale. *grins a bit* It ended up sort of a Good Omens/LA Confidential fusion. Think Crowley as a Jack Vincennes who got fired for hanging around with the wrong crowd when scandal hit, and Aziraphale as a sort of mash between a gentler, less abrasive Ed Exley, and Lynn. *shakes head at self* I'm weird, we have established this, yes?

Title:  City of Angels
Rating:  PG-13
Fandom:  Good Omens
Characters/Pairings:  Crowley, Ezra Fell (Aziraphale). Mention of Lucifer, Metatron, Adam, Pepper. Crowley/Aziraphale
Summary:  Anthony J. Crowley, that day when an angel walked into his office, had taken the damn kid at face fucking value, had fallen for the pretty, innocent picture, and hadn't had the damn sense to say no.
Wordcount:  1659
Warnings/Notes:  Written in my best noir style, which ... isn't the best -_-;
Disclaimer:  Oh, so very not mine

Don't ask me why it picked now to come. Sorry, one and all.

Gotham Noir:  The Man With The Lonely Eyes
Chapter 9:  Diamonds Are Forever
Rating:  PG-13
Chapter summary:  Clark, Lois, John, a conference, a casefile, and at last the identity of the killer. The answer, there all along.
Wordcount:  4059

Chapter 9: Diamonds Are Forever )
I know, I know, this is as late as can be. But if anyone is still interested?

Gotham Noir: The Man With The Lonely Eyes
Chapter 8:  Old Wounds
Rating:  PG-13
Chapter summary:  Bullock tries to shake down J'onn, and Clark realises a few things. Not least of which that he should have asked Lois' help from the start ;)
Wordcount:  4073

Chaper 8: Old Wounds )

For [livejournal.com profile] stinglikeabee , who asked for something set in the Gotham Noir universe. I'm still working up to continuing the main arc, but this is a little prelude set before 'Man with the Lonely Eyes'. Focus on the Bruce/Selina story.

Hope it's what you wanted! I may not be exactly on form at the minute.

Title:  Whiskey on the Rocks
Rating:  PG-13, maybe? Probably less.
Universe:  Gotham Noir AU
Characters/Pairings:  Selina, J'onn. Bruce/Selina.
Wordcount:  2727
Disclaimer:  AU is mine. Everything else is DC's.


Whiskey on the Rocks )
I know it's been a helluva long wait. My apologies! 

Gotham Noir: The Man With the Lonely Eyes
Rating: PG-13 for this one.
Chpt summary: betrayal always hurts

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( Mar. 29th, 2008 01:23 am)
 Alrighty then. Next week I go where internet may not follow (or so my sources inform me), so I'm getting this chapter up before I leave, and warn ye all not to expect me back online for about a week and a half, after Sunday. My apologies.

Gotham Noir: The Man with the Lonely Eyes

Rating: teetering between PG-13 and R, by my reckoning, so rounding up to R to be safe.
Chapt summary: They didn't end up in a seedy rent-a-room for nothing.

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( Mar. 25th, 2008 01:33 am)
Finally, five chapters in, the two protagonists actually meet properly.

Gotham Noir: The Man with the Lonely Eyes
Rating: PG-13 this chpt
Chpt Summary: Clark lies in wait for Bruce at GCPD, but exactly who is waylaying who?
Warnings: they ain't exactly in the clean part of Gotham here, but you don't see anything much (or at all)

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( Mar. 21st, 2008 12:42 am)
After an absolutely snarl-worthy week, I bring you chapter 4.

Gotham Noir: The Man with the Lonely Eyes

Rating:  R this chapter
Warnings:  Murder. And this chapter is primarily about the mystery. No real slash yet, though it's coming.
Chapt Summary:  Clark goes to the murder scene. And has a long conversation with Gordon, who has a particular suspect in mind. Clark, however, has quite another.

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( Mar. 16th, 2008 10:39 am)

Okay, I gotta admit that while this chapter serves an important, nay, even critical plot function, over 90% of it was written because I simply could not resist the opportunity. Every noir needs a barman who knows more than he should, and a torch singer with a tragic past. And i would appreciate it if JSA fans (yes, you heard me) would tell me how horribly I've mangled their babies.

Gotham Noir: The Man with the Lonely Eyes.

Rating:  PG-13 this chapter.

Summary: Matches shows Clark some of the other side of Gotham

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( Mar. 13th, 2008 09:18 pm)

Part 2 of Gotham Noir: The Man with the Lonely Eyes.
Posted so quickly in part because of Samibee's incredible artwork, http://samibee.livejournal.com/13848.html, which would inspire anyone to stay in the mood.

Rating: R(overall), no higher than PG-13 this chapter.

Warnings: Again to emphasize, Clark is not Superman in this. He's not exactly 'normal', which admittedly is a tentative term itself, but the very much superhuman aspects of his abilities have been toned waaay down. He is not going to be flying around Gotham any time soon. But he does have a little extra trick or two that are gonna come in handy later.

Chapter summary: Clark decides he needs to talk to the elusive Mr Wayne, and ends up tailing him on a very suspicious expedition into Old Gotham. He gets a little lost, and is found by a ... friend?

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