scifantasy
Don't ask me why I wrote this. I don't quite know. It was the result of several ideas about the Vorkosigan universe banging around in the back of my head for a while. It's the first bit of fanfic I've written--or at least completed--in a while, especially if you discount the Mina de Malfois stuff (which you could, as they became more like meta-canon by the end).

Some blame does get pinned on [livejournal.com profile] caprine, [livejournal.com profile] whswhs, and the rest of that gaming group. Also, probably to [livejournal.com profile] bujold_fic, who just ran a ficathon.

The Old Walls is a production of Barrayar Public Radio and Vorbarr Sultana Broadcasting, sponsored by the Naismith Educational Foundation and the Vorgustafson Fund for the Arts... )
 
 
Soundtrack: Vor Party - Gary Ehrlich - Bujold: Story into Song
Velocity: creative
 
 
scifantasy
30 November 2009 @ 09:56 pm
[livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois has posted the end to her stories, and so with it comes the finale of Case's.

Which isn't to say that I'll never return; Mina has left the possibility of side stories or alternate-universes open, and so shall I. But for the foreseeable future, we leave our observation of the fictional Case here.

I've been writing Case, off and on, since August 2007. A lot's changed for me in those two years. Maybe, if Mina writes that detective alternate-universe story she suggested was a possibility, maybe I'll do a Case-as-lawyer story to match...

But in the meantime, enjoy the finale. And remember what Case said--everything is circular.

Case Study, Part 15 )
 
 
Soundtrack: The Further Adventures of Nick Danger Private Eye - Firesign Theatre - How Can Y
Velocity: creative
 
 
scifantasy
24 September 2009 @ 03:09 pm
At long last, my companion piece to [livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois story 3.11, "...and the Class War." With this, I'm back up to date with Mina (since I only post to full stories, not parts such as "End of Summer" part 1). Which is good.

This one, I have to admit, is weak. I couldn't figure out exactly what to do with the May 1 story. Finally, I fell back on an old trope--"Case weighs in." I also threw in a bit of what was happening to other characters, as best I could. (It doesn't help that right now, I'm in the middle of a job search...)

I have to be honest...right now, pleasure writing is not exactly high on my priorities.

But anyway. Maybe by the time 3.12 finishes, some creative juices will be flowing again.

Case Study, Part 14 )
 
 
Soundtrack: You Never Give Me Your Money - The Beatles - Abbey Road
Velocity: ambivalent
 
 
scifantasy
05 September 2009 @ 05:50 pm
I almost feel too embarrassed to post this. (Almost) It's literally been over four months since the corresponding [livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois story went live. All I can say is, the end of April wasn't a great time for me for obvious reasons, and then I was caught up in other things. But with Mina returning this week, it's only appropriate I try to play catch-up.

So, this story and one more are due (this one corresponding to 3.10, and the next to 3.11), and then I'll try to get something going for when Mina finishes 3.12.

Amusingly, the first line of this was the same one I'd thought up back when I first read 3.10, freshly thought up this time around.

Case Study, Part 13 )
 
 
Soundtrack: Mandelbrot Set - Jonathan Coulton - Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
Velocity: accomplished
 
 
scifantasy
This is late, by the standards of when I post relative to [livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois. I blame law school.

Case Study, Part 12 )
 
 
Soundtrack: When the Wind Changes - Echo's Children - As Good As Any
Velocity: thoughtful
 
 
scifantasy
02 February 2009 @ 12:12 am
As much as [livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois apologizes for a slow pace, I always seem to be rushing these out the door. I've already updated the footnotes for this, so enjoy.

Case Study, Part 11 )
 
 
Velocity: tired
Soundtrack: Drinking with You - Jonathan Coulton - Thing a Week III
 
 
scifantasy
I honestly hadn't expected a Mina story so soon after the previous, given Mina's busy schedule. Thankfully, this time, the behind-the-scenes work was obvious. I cut off before the scenes everybody thinks comes next, but that's to be expected.

Apologies to Zee's original self--who hopefully knows who he is--but this was irresistible.

Case Study, Part 10 )

You know, I'm just glad that Mina was busy about the same time I was taking my exams...
 
 
Velocity: relaxed
Soundtrack: Cowboy Lips - The Bobs - 20 Songs 20 Years: The Best of The Bobs
 
 
scifantasy
No, the Case stories didn't go away, any more than the Mina stories did. They're just slow to come out when the authors get busy. And law school certainly qualifies. But as the third part of "Therapeutic Impulse" went up earlier this week, so too comes your next look at another perspective...

Case Study, Part 9 )

Edit: Oh, and the footnotes have been updated.
 
 
Soundtrack: My Breakup Song Is Shorter Than Yours - Brooke Lunderville - Downloaded
Velocity: creative
 
 
scifantasy
In retrospect, the Case Study series has enough references to warrant this. I've not footnoted things which you would know from the [livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois series, though, such as sparkly vampires. If you have any recommendations for other footnotes, let me know.

Case Notes )
 
 
Soundtrack: Two Note - Jordin Kare - Parody Violation
Velocity: referential
 
 
scifantasy
07 July 2008 @ 03:02 pm
It's been a few months, but don't talk to me--I write based on the [livejournal.com profile] mina_de_malfois stories, and as I understand it Mina has been busy.

But "Wizard's Staff" has finished, and with it comes your look on the other side of the record:

Case Study, Part 8 )

Not long on events, I grant, but I hope it's at least entertaining. I'll note that here, I've injected a bit of myself into both Jamie and Case, especially regarding the "privileged child" issue. It's something I've struggled with myself. I may expand on this in future parts.
 
 
Velocity: accomplished
Soundtrack: The Jones Laughing Record (Introducing The Flight Of The Bumble Bee) - Spike Jo