bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (chuck norris (x2xbandgeekx2x))
Why do I always find random Narnian poetry tucked away in odd places in my room?

I can't remember what I wrote this for, but I suspect it's one of the eddas that's mentioned in Dust 21. That, or it's one of the poems Rilian reads in Charmed Life. (Though I suspect the former, given the apotheosis mention, since that wasn't part of the mythology in Rilian's time.)

sing, immortal ancestors )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (aslan's how (elec3nity))
For those that are interested in this sort of thing, I went through the Warsverse timeline and updated it through Fast is Falling as far as fic goes, and with Revelations as far as the chronological timeline of Warsverse Narnia goes. Obviously there's a lot missing; about a millennium passes between Dust and Revelations, which isn't indicated on the timeline.

While all the rulers between Caspian and Tirian were previously indicated on the timeline, the post-PC era has now been divided up much more neatly by reign of monarch. (Yes, I know all their names.) Major events that I know of are now included; since most of these occur off-screen, they mostly refer to events or individuals that are referenced in Dust or any of my other post-PC fic. Monarchs of Archenland are included when known; I haven't sat down and worked out all the rulers of Archenland the way I have for Narnia. In several cases, there has been some quick juggling to account for inconsistencies between my fic, since I sometimes forget to check for continuity beyond making sure I don't get the rulers mixed up. (I keep decent but not great notes; the timeline is what I use.)

I may go back in the next and pull the Occupation (Border Wars and Dust) off into its own subdivision, just so I have all those events on the timeline as well.

You know, while I'm here I think I'm going to stick a (small! very small!) civil war in; post-PC Narnia is looking a little too peaceful for my tastes.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (cair paravel (wibbelkind))
Title: Fast is Falling
Author: [personal profile] bedlamsbard
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia movieverse/bookverse
Rating: PG
Content Notes: none
Summary: A generation after Eustace and Jill rescued Prince Rilian, a young princess of Archenland arrives in Narnia to attend university.
Disclaimer: The Chronicles of Narnia and its characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to C.S. Lewis. Certain characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to Walden Media.
Author's notes: Originally posted here for [livejournal.com profile] deepdarkwaters in the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] narniaexchange. (See end for original prompt.) This fic takes place in the Warsverse. Thanks to my beta [personal profile] snacky!

Fast is Falling )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (Default)
'sup, y'all. This is another piece of concept-writing, like The Midnight Man, that I should probably sit on since it has some familiar faces in it, but come on, who doesn't want to read 5K of creepy god shit in post-Dust Narnia? (Anything tagged "gods and monsters" -- this is unrelated to my tumblr tag of the same name -- is post-Dust and pre-Revelations.)

Quick note on characters within )

the sun king )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (the end starts now (karanna1))
It turns out that if you e-mail a professor at 3 in the morning it worries them a little.

In other news, my sleep schedule is still fucked up. It briefly seemed like it would stabilize in York, but then I came back to Leicester and it went to hell again. arighakjh fksdjgh dkjf that is how I feel on the subject.

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As an aside! My one and only fanmix, originally posted here in ohgod July 2008, is now on 8tracks (tumblr post), if you're interested. It is a Susan Pevensie fanmix, and, you may notice from the original date, pre-Dust and thus goes for the book canon ending. It is on record as being the most depressing playlist I have ever put together: I don't think I've listened to it straight through since I finished it because there are too many emotions attached. That's right: I made a mix that I am unable to listen to FIVE YEARS LATER. That's fandom for ya.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (Default)
Here is A Thing. I actually wrote this back in June, but I have been sitting on it for a while because of Reasons, which is also why it's going up under flock. Under normal circumstances I would probably continue sitting on it (for Reasons -- not quality reasons, I hasten to add, I really like it) until I forgot about it, but between dissertation craziness and wrist craziness and general life craziness I kind of feel like posting fic. I shall say no more, but I may or may not answer questions in comments if any come up.

As an aside, this is tagged with Revelations, but it probably takes place about a hundred years before Revelations.

the midnight man )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (come back to narnia (boredess))
I went mildly crazy last night in the midst of last-minute [community profile] narniaexchange writing and, uh, did not name my story "Welcome to Narnia", but that resulted in this:

"Welcome to Narnia, where the days are cold, the nights are cold, the winter is long, and a mysterious woman turns our residents to stone."

"Good evening, Narnia. We have reports of some unusual visitors in Lantern Waste. Broadleaf the Squirrel, you know, from the split oak tree, thinks that they might be humans. But that's just silly! There are no humans in Narnia. Meanwhile, arrests by the Secret Police continue..."

"Of course, we're forbidden to speak of, or even think about, mysterious disappearances in Narnia -- what mysterious disappearances?"

"Listeners, we're getting reports that Aslan is on the move, repeat, Aslan is on the move. Oh -- the Secret Police are clawing at the door."

"I've been informed that in fact there is no such person as Aslan, and if there were, he certainly would not be on the move. According to Jadis, Queen of Narnia, Empress of the Lone Islands, and so on, this is a false alarm. In fact, there is another snow storm on the way."

"And now: the weather. [muffled faun lullaby playing in the distance]"

"Tumnus the Faun. Perfect Tumnus, and his perfect hair."

I am resisting the urge to retell all of LWW in Welcome to Night Vale style. It doesn't even need any adjusting.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (aslan's how (elec3nity))
Title: Dust in the Air (34)
Author: [personal profile] bedlamsbard
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia movieverse/bookverse
Rating: PG
Content Notes: mention of fraught marital situation
Summary: And the end of all our exploring / will be to arrive where we started. An AU of The Last Battle, some five years after that book begins.
Disclaimer: The Chronicles of Narnia and its characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to C.S. Lewis. Certain characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to Walden Media. Title and quote from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets: Little Gidding.
Author's Notes: Dust in the Air uses Warsverse backstory as a general rule of thumb. All chapters of Dust are posted on both LJ and DW. Dust in the Air does not use material from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). So much thanks to [personal profile] snacky for her beta, since this is a monster of a chapter! See end for further notes.

Dust in the Air 34 )


Part One 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Part Two 00 | 000 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | Interlude | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34


Note: This chapter is too large for LJ's post limits, so rather than split it in two, I've elected to post it on Dreamwidth alone. You can comment here or on the LJ entry for this chapter.

five years

Jun. 2nd, 2013 12:39 am
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (beginning of the story (elec3nity))
Have only just realized that today -- well, technically yesterday, I guess, since it's now after midnight -- is actually the date of my five year anniversary in Narnia fandom, which I apparently entered with a freakout and some meta that I'm amazingly still mostly writing to. (First drabble came a couple of days later. First proper fic came about a week and a half later -- that's where the Warsverse name comes from, btw.)

Five years. Wow. Narnia, you and I have been on some ups and downs, but I like to think that there have been more ups than downs. And sure, you've let me see other fandoms (Star Wars, always down for a good time and a fling, also my previous fandom to Narnia), but we've always come back to each other. And I've met some really great people through you (if you're reading this, you're probably one of them, unless you got here through Star Wars, BSG, or CSI:NY -- if you're here from CSI:NY, wow, it's really been a while), and thank you for that. I have made life choices I would not have made were it not for Narnia, including the one that put me in Leicester right now. So, Narnia, thank you for making me a better writer and a better person; thank you for helping me make some great friends; thank you for changing my life.

(However, if you are indirectly responsible for giving me an RSI, I am not terribly pleased about that.)

Let's have another five years, Narnia. (Though if I'm still writing Dust in five years I'm gonna be pretty pissed at myself.)
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (cair paravel (wibbelkind))
I keep poking thoughtfully at this thing, trying to decide what I want to do with it. And as per usual, you can always tell what media I'm consuming by what I'm writing, which is why I keep describing these two inter-connected plotlines as a "genderbent Hobbit/Spooks/Narnia mashup." (You may be able to tell from the character types, heh. Whatever, it's my crazy fic thing and I can do what I want.)

First part here. It's post-Dust in the sense that it takes place roughly a millennium afterwards, though I could dial that back to only a few hundred years after if I wanted. I don't think there are any Dust spoilers in these two scenes. (I actually wrote three scenes, but the other one has major, major spoilers in, so it won't be going up.)

dwarves under here. surprise. )

I still can't decide if I'd rather write this as an original or as fic, so for the moment I'm writing it as fic. (I think that if I do decide to do it as an original, I'd tweak what I've written so far to be more American; I'm self-consciously trying to make it more British here because, well, Narnia.)
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (acropolis (girlyb_icons))
What the fuck, iTunes, why is all my music in FUCKING PICTURES?

...well, at least I know where it is after I opened up iTunes and everything was gone for the second time in three days, but WHAT. WHAT. I DON'T EVEN.

I honestly don't have the energy to deal with this at very nearly midnight on a Monday, so I will fix it in the morning, but WHAT THE FUCK. (I don't know how it got there, but I guess that makes sense because of the album artwork? I don't even know.)

(For reference, and in case this happens to everyone else: after some frantic googling, I did what someone suggested and just did a search on my computer for "mp3" which, thank fuck, got me all the music that was no longer present, and I chased it back to...Pictures. I. Don't. Even. Know.)

But I am now afraid of, on top of actually shutting my computer down, closing iTunes, SO THANKS FOR THAT, UNIVERSE.

*

My mood is almost such to rec another BotFA art set, but if I don't have the energy to fuck around with iTunes again I don't have the energy to chase down links. I expect to see a lot more Thorin/Thranduil fanart over the next few months, though, after last night's Desolation of Smaug sneak peek. (I didn't see it, but I've seen clips. MY BABIES. And now I shall go back to my pre-AUJ freaking out that OH MY GOD WHAT IF IT'S TERRIBLE.)

I have, however, come to the conclusion that the Mirkwood elves are clearly the redneck hillbilly elves of Middle Earth. (Actually, I think I was already of that opinion due to an old, old fic from the LotR days; IDK if the canon actually backs that up or not.)

*

I am in a weird mood where I just want to post stuff, so in conclusion, have a dwarf backstory snippet. Actually, I shouldn't say "backstory" here, since this scene is concurrent with the present chapters of Dust and I'm probably going to end up reworking it-slash-rewriting it from a different POV (we'll see) to actually fit it in, since it works in nicely with some of the stuff planned for Dust III.

(I keep thinking we've seen these two before -- well, we have, but very very briefly -- because I wrote about half a chapter of a Jill POV that keeps getting pushed back because of the Murder Island subplot, and they feature prominently there. Sometimes I forget what I've written v. what I've posted.)

Slang definition from earlier in this scene: "Folly” was slang for a member of one of the more outré Circle cults, though usually the only the way you could tell was if they happened to be a divine. This bloke clearly was, given the four-source chain he had around his neck.

the other two Ironstones )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (farewell (fading_melody))
So I wrote a thing? This is apparently what I do when left to my own devices. Or rather, I wrote a thing which could in theory be part of a bigger thing, though it is not at this point in time. *cough* And now that I have gotten that confusing bit out of the way, I shall continue.

So I mentioned this on Twitter, partially as a modern!Narnia story and partially as a post-Dust story. (Thus my dramatic "I can never ever post it!" though clearly that went to naught.) And now comes the part where I start hemming this around with cuts, in case there are readers who are nervous about being spoiled for the end of Dust. Sorry, y'all. Okay, first off: it is very hard for me to tell because Dust is my baby, but there are some light spoilers for Dust here just in the set-up, aside from the tell-tale of "post-Dust story." Read more... )

If this was a novel, the jacket copy would look something like this:

Read more... )

And then I wrote a bit of this -- two scenes, a little wandering. Well, technically I wrote them, then built the summary off what I'd written. [personal profile] snacky, [personal profile] aella_irene, there's some new material here. Oh, can you tell that I had the chance to see the guts of the BM here, heh?

1300 words under here )

Apparently, I finally wrote something that I looked at and went, "Okay, this would probably work much better as an original." (Though I'd tweak a few things besides just the names/serial numbers, heh.) I have been playing with the idea of writing something set in a modern or sci-fi 'verse with high fantasy tropes, so this tickles that part of me.

Settings partially inspired by these modern Westeros gifsets (scroll down, there's some character stuff in the middle, but it's the setting bits I'm thinking of).
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (speed (roxybaby2414))
Guys, I think I accidentally created a pair of OCs who I'd be happy to write an original novel about. Which is not in itself a bad thing, and has actually happened before in Dust -- this is for Dust, not like I'm working on anything else right now, uh, I mean, except my essays...theoretically -- but is...kind of surprising? IDK, at the risk of sounding conceited, I think most of my OCs could stand on their own in an original novel, though some would probably work better than others. And some would probably work better in an original than in Dust, because their parts are so minimal. (I suspect that the Queen of Anvard and her spouses are going to end up criminally underused, considering, you know, Queen of Thieves and her spouses, one of whom is the Narnian refugee son of a former judge and the other of whom is an escaped Calormene ex-slave.) And Border Wars was partially conceived so that I could sit around and figure out how a lot of my MCs would function if they weren't secondary or tertiary to the main plots in Dust. (Marcia Bracken is a fucking badass, for the record.)

BUT THESE TWO, UGH. Female dwarf odd couple solving crime in their occupied city! I LOVE THEM.

Uh, to back up a step: I'm writing backstory for the aggravation (the reason I keep calling them the aggravation will become clear eventually; I'm sure Bilbo Baggins would agree that the proper term for a group of dwarves is an 'aggravation', ehehehe), because the heart wants what the heart wants and sometimes just writing is better than not writing at all, whatever, character-building, world-building, I DO WHAT I WANT THOR and so on. So I'm writing backstory for a couple of the dwarves that haven't shown up yet, Hnaki and Icelo, with a couple other members of the aggravation in the background. (If you've read Dust 32, Hnaki is Orth's older sister and Icelo is Brofi's younger sister.) I will probably post the whole thing later, but here is an introductory snippet:

do you miss it? being able to talk to people? )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (bring it (edmund) (mata090680))
Title: Dust in the Air (33)
Author: [personal profile] bedlamsbard
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia movieverse/bookverse
Rating: PG-13
Content Notes: blood, violence, one racially-based epithet
Summary: And the end of all our exploring / will be to arrive where we started. An AU of The Last Battle, some five years after that book begins.
Disclaimer: The Chronicles of Narnia and its characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to C.S. Lewis. Certain characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to Walden Media. Title and quote from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets: Little Gidding.
Author's Notes: Dust in the Air uses Warsverse backstory as a general rule of thumb. All chapters of Dust are posted on both LJ and DW. Dust in the Air does not use material from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). Thanks to [personal profile] snacky for the beta!

Dust in the Air 33 )


Part One 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Part Two 00 | 000 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | Interlude | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34


Note: This chapter is too large for LJ's post limits, so rather than split it in two, I've elected to post it on Dreamwidth alone. You can comment here or on the LJ entry for this chapter.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (the phoenix (girlyb_icons))
I was thinking this morning about whether or not it would be possible to do Dust as an original -- not because I want to, mind, but just as kind of a mental experiment. (All honesty, it was because I saw this old post by N.K. Jemisin about her Inheritance Trilogy last night and have been thinking about it ever since.) I'm not talking about scrubbing off the serial numbers, mind, the way it's possible to do with some AU fic. Dust is an AU, yeah, but it isn't a deep space AU or a coffeeshop AU or otherwise a setting!AU (I'm sure there's a technical fannish term for these, but I don't know it off the top of my head). It's a canon divergence AU (I think that's the proper term, yeah?) with some pretty heady tropes and worldbuilding, if I can say so myself. At this point, it probably hangs onto Lewis's canon with very, very tenuous threads, but it is, at its core, a Narnia story. So if I took it out of that Narnian context, could it even still exist as a story? Without all that fannish background, could I tell a story that used the same the same themes and tropes as Dust does, with the same endgame?

My initial response was to say no. cut for length. I don't think there are any spoilers for Dust in here, but it's sometimes hard for me to tell. )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (brothers (icondothat))
Just a couple of things, both related to Dust 32:

Since Dust 32 went up yesterday, I unlocked the post I did a while back when I was working out the members of the aggravation: an aggravation of dwarves. This is more for my own reference than anything else, and does get tweaked as I adjust things (if you saw it before, you'll notice that Kivran and Oddny now have a surname, and that the spelling of Stigandrr's name now lines up with Dust 32).

The rice-and-lentil mush that's referenced in the chapter is a riff on this soup, and is actually one of the things I make when I need to cook something really brainless. I caramelize the onions on low-medium heat for a while and use long-grain white rice (since that's generally what I have around) and water, but don't put in any add-ins. Taste as you go, because it does require a fair bit of salt, which I add right before serving, and otherwise it can be very, very bland. It looks like basically the least appetizing thing ever, but is surprisingly filling.

*

Wrists still fucked up. Mostly my right wrist, though I have a brace on my left wrist now too.

*

Hobbit art recs: another random selection! (I'll do a round-up tomorrow, so there's one post with all the recs and none of my chatter.)

Fili and Kili in barrels: grab my hand! by [tumblr.com profile] hvit-ravn
young Balin and Dwalin snuggling by [tumblr.com profile] berendoes
Eomer and Eowyn by [deviantart.com profile] rivaldiart
Thorin with young Fili and Kili: you rascals! by [tumblr.com profile] injureddreams
metalsmith Thorin by [deviantart.com profile] annecain
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (cair paravel (wibbelkind))
Title: Dust in the Air (32)
Author: [personal profile] bedlamsbard
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia movieverse/bookverse
Rating: PG-13
Content Notes: chain-gangs, prisoner abuse
Summary: And the end of all our exploring / will be to arrive where we started. An AU of The Last Battle, some five years after that book begins.
Disclaimer: The Chronicles of Narnia and its characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to C.S. Lewis. Certain characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to Walden Media. Title and quote from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets: Little Gidding.
Author's Notes: Dust in the Air uses Warsverse backstory as a general rule of thumb. All chapters of Dust are posted on both LJ and DW. Dust in the Air does not use material from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). My main reference here is Giles Milton's book White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves. Thanks and/or apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson. So much thanks to my beta [personal profile] snacky, who is a fantastic human being and an amazing beta.

Dust in the Air 32 )

Part One 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Part Two 00 | 000 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | Interlude | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (brothers (icondothat))
Self-indulgence, character-building, etc. Frankly I'm surprised there are only five Hobbit actors on here. For kicks, match each member of the aggravation to a Hobbit dwarf: they do, in fact, match up exactly. (Almost. There's one odd one out. And let's be honest, some of these are really obvious.)

Flocked because only one of these characters has technically shown up yet, not to mention I reserve the right to change everything if need be. Also because this is really self-indulgent. For some of the dwarves the descriptions are really sparse because I don't know anything other than what's been written here.

an aggravation of dwarves )

ETA: Also I don't know why I can't get Rene Russo's picture to resize. It just won't!
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (king edmund (astral_angel))
Title: Dust in the Air (31)
Author: [personal profile] bedlamsbard
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia movieverse/bookverse
Rating: PG-13
Content Notes: language, implied past child abuse
Summary: And the end of all our exploring / will be to arrive where we started. An AU of The Last Battle, some five years after that book begins.
Disclaimer: The Chronicles of Narnia and its characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to C.S. Lewis. Certain characters, situations, settings, etc., belong to Walden Media. Title and quote from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets: Little Gidding.
Author's Notes: Dust in the Air uses Warsverse backstory as a general rule of thumb. All chapters of Dust are posted on both LJ and DW. Dust in the Air does not use material from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).

Dust in the Air 31 )

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Part Two 00 | 000 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | Interlude | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32

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