i_am_tl_dr: (library)
Title: Off the Clock
Characters: Orion Bradford and Rupert Bradford
Rating: PG
Word count: 1600
Notes: Had to do it. The Detroit boys are very upset with me for setting them aside, even briefly. Rupert's like "well, I didn't intend to cause a fuss..." Ah well. Here, have some cousinly camaraderie.

a weekly appointment )
i_am_tl_dr: (hand in hand)
Title: Holidays with the Grahams: Thanksgiving
Characters: Quentin, Tyler Jordan, Harold, Kendall, Theresa, Wendy, and Olivia Graham
Rating: PG
Word count: 5285
Notes: This is going to be a three part series, if I can actually make myself do it. The Graham family does holidays very well, and Quentin gets folded into the family traditions as the first person to marry into the clan.


Timeline: November 26, 2015

intro to family traditions, part one )
i_am_tl_dr: (hand in hand)
Title: I Know You (I Danced With You Once Upon a Dream)
Characters: Paul Graham, Tyler Jordan Graham, Kendall Graham, Theresa Graham, Harold Graham, and Orly Kinley
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 3820
Notes: I realize that literally all I finished writing in the past two months is either AUs or not the characters I’ve been focusing on all year, and… that’s a problem. I swear I’m still working on the timeline. I have a LOT more to say about these boys. But… this is an AU. An Inception AU. Because this is how my head works. I don’t even fucking know any more. I’m in the middle of a bunch of canon stuff about Orly and Paul right now but I had to go off and doodle on the side. I swear I’m getting back to them in a big way.



Paul Graham is a solution in search of a problem.

”a )
i_am_tl_dr: (checklist)
Title: The Birds and the Bees (and the Other Bees)
Characters: Harold Graham, Paul Graham, Tyler Jordan Graham
Rating: PG
Word count: 1615
Notes: Back when Paul and Tyler Jordan had a mom (although not their mom) and Harold had slightly fewer children to care for and a lot more help in doing so.

Timeline: November 1997

times tables and basic biology )
i_am_tl_dr: (fucked)
Title: Opening the Door
Characters: Quentin Kinley and Donna Kinley
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1180
Notes: So begins the very gradual process of Quentin coming out of the closet. Hell of a birthday present to give himself.


Timeline: April 23, 2015

peeking through the cracked-open door, at this point )
i_am_tl_dr: (fucked)
Title: Four Conversations on a Theme
Characters: Quentin Kinley, Tyler Jordan Graham, Orly Kinley, Paul Graham, and like half of their family members
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 3285
Notes: So this started with Donna asking Orly the questions, and then I realized that I wanted all of them to answer the questions, so I wrote three more conversations. To be fair to myself, I had an eight hour work day and no time to type when I got the idea, so by the time I got home I'd already put a LOT of thought into how half the conversations were going to go. They all went very, very differently, which makes a lot of sense given the families in question. (I just love contrasting Janet and Wendy. They're like polar opposites.) Timestamped for canon convenience, and I actually know what the fuck I'm doing with Tyler Jordan and Quentin now (cause I honestly didn't know where I was going with them a few days ago, I just wanted to pick them back up).



Timeline: November 2013 / a couple days before the first fight

Quentin is absolutely terrible at not giving himself away, and Janet is absolutely terrible, full stop. )

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Timeline: February 2014 / three months after the first fight

Wendy asks the questions Tyler Jordan wasn't self-aware enough to ask himself. )

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Timeline: Early April 2015 / six weeks before Turning the Page

Orly lets his mother in on his big plans. )

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Timeline: Mid-May 2015 / just after Turning the Page

Paul's dad and sisters want in on these plans too. )
i_am_tl_dr: (tl;dr)
I just finished casting the Kinleys and the Grahams entirely... all the boys got cast back in 2006, but the parents and sisters weren't very important back in the RP days. But now that I'm writing about them again and their families are making a lot more appearances, I figured it was time to put faces to all the names. So.... let's meet them all!

The Kinley family )

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The Graham family )
i_am_tl_dr: (tl;dr)
So I'm writing about Orly and Paul, and it's cute and fun and I really like them, but they pretty much exist entirely in my head and an archive no one else can access. So I thought I would repost some of their history to give a little context to their imminent present. All this stuff got written in 2006-07, but I'm adjusting the timeline to account for the new stuff with them being set modern, which kind of fucks with the whole army timeline, but I'm in this for the love story, not war accuracy. Unfortunately, none of the RP logs survived, so all I have is what I wrote, which means that how they met (which was adorable and Paul gave Orly a little owl because 'o rly' was relevant back then) is lost to time, but their younger brothers became roommates and thought it would be smart to introduce their war vet brothers and... yeah, anyways, here's some stuff about Orly's family and little snippets of the first few months of their relationship.

the Kinley family tree )

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how Orly ended up in the military )

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Orly's dreams after he comes home )

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the afternoon Paul and Orly met )

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a silly little non-canon Halloween snippet that I just really liked )

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Orly's birthday, December 12 )

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a New Year's snippet )

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Paul's birthday, February 4 )

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well, Paul asked for it... )
i_am_tl_dr: (tl;dr)
Title: The Actual Best Present, the Actual Worst Present, and the Unexpected Present
Characters: Elliott Reed, Orion Bradford, and Abigail Bradford
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 14050
Notes: I aimed to write a whole rush of Christmas stories and then I spent like half of December writing this one. Go figure. 100% blaming this on watching two hours of Stephen Colbert breaking character and dissolving into laughter. Oh my god he’s too cute. I don’t even know if these guys ever got played or if they were just ideas and a couple ficlets (no existing logs, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen), but… I could not resist the big-hearted shrink, his adopted niece, and his legit crazy boyfriend at the holidays. (also, this is a thing that happened and it fills me with joy)


!!!!! my beloved platonic boyfriend Chris recorded a podfic version of this story that is quite excellent and you should listen to it! Part 1 and Part 2 ♥ ♥ ♥


Christmastime is here, and it is definitely not someone's favorite time of year )

Continued in Part 2
i_am_tl_dr: (gunplay)
Title: Things Worth Waking Up For
Character: Dewey Ceinion and Ambrose Parker
Rating: PG
Word count: 608
Notes: Like 12 hours after True Love's Kiss. Gwen was not kidding when she said Nerys was about to pop.

the wonders of modern technology as applied to baby pictures )
i_am_tl_dr: (reporting)
Title: True Love's Kiss and Other Problematic Tropes for a Chronic Anti-romantic
Character: Dewey Ceinion and Ambrose Parker
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 6583
Notes: It's Thanksgiving. I got nostalgic and re-read all the Dewey and Parker stories. I wanted to revisit these guys and see what they were up to with a VERY fudged timeline. So... figure this is about four years after they met, a year and a half after they got together for the first time, 14 months since Dewey broke his leg and Parker met his mom (which I started writing and never finished, jeez), 9 months since the invitation and 6 months since Nerys's wedding (which I also started writing and never finished, purely as an excuse to put Parker in a suit).

Dewey had to work last Thanksgiving, but this year he's got plans. )
i_am_tl_dr: (gunplay)
Title: Bound to Happen Sooner or Later
Character: Dewey Ceinion
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1780
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity 4/3: Write about a party.


Predictability was boring. Unfortunately, Will's bachelor party was entirely predictable. At least the strip club wasn't too skeezy; it was moderately classy and the dancers were very pretty. Ieuen established himself by the stage early on with a stack of dollar bills, taking advantage of the one reason his girlfriend would allow him to see strippers. Arthur was less impressed, but then he went to strip clubs fairly regularly. Dewey also saw the inside of strip clubs often, but always in the course of duty, not for fun.

strippers and booze! )
i_am_tl_dr: (gunplay)
Title: The Invitation
Character: Dewey Ceinion
Rating: PG
Word count: 650
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity 4/1: Write about mail.

Dewey doesn't remember to check his mailbox every day. It doesn't really matter; he checks it a couple of times a week, and it's mostly junk anyways, catalogs and mass mailings and advertisements. Occasionally his mother will send him a package, which always makes him feel vaguely like he's back in college, and once in a blue moon Jessie will write him a letter. So he thinks nothing of it when he forgets it three days running until his sister texts him, well? and then three minutes later are you coming or not?

what could she mean? )
i_am_tl_dr: (gunplay)
Title: 72 Inches and 5129 Miles
Character: Dewey Ceinion
Rating: PG-13 for language
Word Count: 1305
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity 4/7: Write about a town you passed through; 4/8: Write about your father's legacy.

The last time I was in Wales, I stood 117 centimetres and weighed eight and a half stone. My mother's mother stood me up against a doorway and marked my height the day before we left for the United States, did the same for my brothers and sister. Now I'm standing in the doorway, here for my aunt's funeral, and it's twenty years since I stood here last; I'm 72 inches tall and 193 pounds (shut up, it's muscle, I'm fit, thank you), couldn't switch it to metric if you asked me to, not mentally.

some things are international. )
i_am_tl_dr: (gunplay)
Title: Ill-Kept Secrets
Character: Dewey Ceinion
Rating: PG for language
Word count: 1069
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity 4/3: Write about your mother's cooking.

"Ieuen, for the love of all that's good, turn off the television and set the table for me. Nerys? Nerys, dear, what did you do with the gravy boat?"

"Ieuen, touch that tv and I'll spank you," Owen Ceinion threatened his eldest son. "You may be thirty, but you're still young enough to take over my lap."

"Sorry mam," Ieuen said, not at all regretfully; though he disappeared into the dining room he kept poking his head around the corner to keep an eye on the soccer game. Gwendolyn rolled her eyes.

oh, family dinners. )

Definition

Feb. 4th, 2008 03:31 am
i_am_tl_dr: (existential owl)
Title: Definition
Character: Orpheus Whalen, Gabriel Naylor
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~2000
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity January 25, shadows. "Orphic: mystic, fascinating, entrancing, oracular"
I wrote this from 3:30 to 7:30 a.m. and that should explain why this is so disjointed. I want to do it properly some other time. I like the thought of student!Orpheus a lot.


The first stories Alice Whalen read to her children had nothing to do with fairies or friendly animals, no morals and no lessons to learn. The tales she loved to tell were of a crueler sort, not because she was cruel, but because Alice had no use for the cleaned-up fables Disney produced, no love for the silly moralizing of her mother's fairy tales. The stories that wove themselves into Alice were of gods and mortals, tricks and betrayals and the sudden strange transformations wrought by the momentary favor or fear of a deity: Artemis hunting the men who dared look upon her, Zeus as a swan, a bull, a shower of gold falling upon a cloistered princess; Aphrodite emerging from the waves and Hephaestus at the forge.

hey, we've seen these parents before. )
i_am_tl_dr: (homoseks)
Title: Space for Two
Characters: Xantiago DeBalsi and Schuyler Henderson
Rating: PG
Word count: 862
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity, January 16: "Write about a bed."


Xantiago had told his parents not to send him money, that he didn't need it, really, Ma, I'm doing okay for myself, but that didn't stop the DeBalsis from sending their only son five hundred dollars and the order to buy himself something nice before Christmas, or else. He called and thanked them the night the letter came in, you spoil me, Ma, thank you, I don't know what to do with it yet, and he only winced a little bit when his mother made a sly reference to "that nice redheaded boy" and told him to make good choices.

he makes a good choice. )

Tripping

Jan. 12th, 2008 02:46 pm
i_am_tl_dr: (existential owl)
Title: Tripping
Character: Doug Walker
Rating: PG-13 for drug use and a little bit of language.
Word count: 2039
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity, doubling up on prompts because I'm a cheater. January 7 and January 10. I did a little research for this one, and this is definitely an explanation of why Doug made some of the life choices he did. xD


Once, when no one was looking, Doug walked away from a family reunion, hearing something just on the edge of audible. He was eleven years old, and his cousins were either very much older-- fifteen and far too mature to want to talk to a kid like Doug-- or very much younger-- three and four year olds chasing each other around under the watchful eyes of aunts and mothers; with nothing else to do, and the echo of what might have been fairy music teasing his ears, he wandered away from his grandfather's farmhouse and followed the drums and the high, piercing voices through fields of corn higher than his head.

making an escape from the mundane )

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