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Feb. 16th, 2018

Fic: Everything I Know About Cross-Dressing I Learned From Firefly (Bram/Simon, NC-17)

Every Drabble Day, there's at least one drabble that makes me want to expand on it. This time it was Pretty.

Title: Everything I Know About Cross-Dressing I Learned From Firefly
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Pairings: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Bram/Simon
Word Count: 6000+
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None.
Summary: Bram introduces Simon to his favourite show. Shenanigans ensue.
Disclaimer: Not mine. No profit made.
A/N: Unbeta’d, so feel free to point out any mistakes.

~ Fic is here at AO3 ~

Jan. 2nd, 2018

Fic Meme 2017

It's that time of year - ramble about your fic accomplishments, share your favs, talk about your *PROCESS* and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! :D

AO3 informs me I've only done 4 fics this year, but that's not gonna stop me.

Fic talk here. )
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Dec. 18th, 2017

Fic: The White Stone (Spartacus; Castus/Sabinus; NC-17)

Title: The White Stone
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Castus/Sabinus, others
Word Count: ahahahah 78k
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Lots of angsty brooding. Dealing with grief. Some artistic licence (read: I made shit up) regarding Greek and Roman mythology.
Summary: A white stone, swapped for black. It seemed a simple trick, not worth the price of life for death. Sabinus has no notion what to do with such a gift, or how to live now with the guilt.
In which Tiberius dies instead of Sabinus, Sabinus defects to join the rebels and tries his hand at treason, piracy and other imprudent things that Castus is very willing to help him learn, old loyalties are examined, a lot of sailor’s yarn is spun, the rebellion takes a slightly different course, and Marcus Crassus does not take kindly to any of it.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.

A/N: It’s funny how many AU canon fics I could comfortably write until the end of time for characters who died on Spartacus. (Next up: Diotimos, presumably :p) My drabble Sleight of Hand was an excerpt from this, which was always supposed to be a longer story. Nasir and Agron and the other rebels are in here too but somewhat peripherally. Largely still follows the plot of season three although I’ve had to change some timelines and plots due to, you know, people not dying (it’s amazing how much doesn’t get fucked up if you take Tiberius out of the equation!).

Epic thanks to [info]alsha for the fabulous beta job!

~ Fic is here at AO3 ~

Dec. 31st, 2015

Fic Meme 2015

It's that time of year - ramble about your fic accomplishments, share your favs, talk about your *PROCESS* and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! :D

Goats, I think she said. )

Dec. 1st, 2015

Fic or Die 2015: A Master List

This year's Fic or Die challenge is now officially closed, and it has been a roaring success!

Thank you all so much for indulging me and playing along, embracing the pressure and fulfilling the demands of the fic-hungry goats. Some of you finished years-old stuff, some of you wrote brand-new things, some of you did both. Your administrators are most satisfied indeed!

We had 23 submissions from 17 fandoms, with a total wordcount of approximately ~34,000 words.


So give yourselves a big pat on the back, because you have all been phenomenal! A big thank you also to those who did not pledge to write, but contributed prompts, beta services, or general cheerleading.

Without further ado, here's the master list of contributions:


Fic: Goat Trading with Benefits (Spartacus/Vikings; Agron/Nasir/Ragnar)

Title: Goat Trading with Benefits
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus, Vikings; Agron/Nasir/Ragnar (anyone who can come up with a better portmanteau for that than “Nagnar” will receive a free baby goat)
Word Count: 300
Rating: Mature
Summary: Ragnar comes to buy goats from Agron and Nasir, and stays for a little more.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus, Vikings, or any goats.
A/N: My blanket disclaimer for timelines: If Carthage fell within the Spartacus time frame, then a thousand years of Viking history mean nothing :p Contains a small homage to the Punk Band AU series by [info]amyriadfthings, [info]amo_amas_amat, and [info]lilithilien. Written for the 2015 Fic or Die challenge, filling [info]lilithilien’s prompt “Ragnar (Vikings) discusses goat farming with Agron and Nasir (Spartacus).”

Fic is here @ AO3

Nov. 26th, 2015

Fic: Because the World Was Flawed, Not Me (Spartacus; Ilithyia; PG-13)

Title: Because the World Was Flawed, Not Me
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus, Ilithyia, her son (also bit of Mira, Agron, Nasir, Laeta, OCs)
Word Count: 9300
Rating: PG-13ish
Warnings: There’s a kid? I’ve tried to NOT make it a kidfic tho!
Summary: Ilithyia lives. The world she’s known does not.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. More importantly, I don’t own Ilithyia. SOB.
A/N: Inspired by my Ilithyia drabble in The Paths We Never Trod. My delightful strumpet must live! Thanks to [info]alsha for the beta <3

Fic is here @ AO3

Nov. 23rd, 2015

Fic: the perception that divides you from him (is a lie) (Please Like Me, Geoffrey)

Fic-heavy week! Soz for all the spam (perhaps I need a fic journal, but then 90% of the time I'd do nothing with this one!)

Title: the perception that divides you from him (is a lie)
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Please Like Me, Geoffrey
Word Count: 1000
Rating: Gen
Warnings: Experimental bracket abuse
Summary: This is how Geoffrey draws Josh, and how he wishes that would go.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: Written for the 2015 Fic or Die challenge, filling [info]amo_amas_amat’s prompt “Geoffrey, art/painting Josh.” Thanks to [info]alsha for the beta.

Fic is here @ AO3

Nov. 22nd, 2015

Fic: Do Not Wake (Spartacus; Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

Title: Do Not Wake
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Nasir/Agron
Word Count: 2500
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: PWP. Sleep sex, so teensiest hint of dub-con, I guess? …but I’m fairly sure he’s faking, lol.
Summary: It’s late at night and Agron is fucking tired. Nasir is hard to resist, though, even when he’s fast asleep.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: Belated birthday smut for [info]gracerene :) Thanks to [info]alsha for the beta!

Fic is here @ AO3

Nov. 20th, 2015

Fic or Die: Time to Put Out

Okay, whenever you're done, let us have it!

Please post a link to your completed fic in the comments so we can all ogle and love on it! Please include a header with all the usual fandom/warnings/ratings information (html template below if it's been a while) and indicate the fandom (plus pairing/rating if you wish) in the subject line.

Also remember to mention if you're filling someone's prompt, and if anyone has picked up one of your prompts, give them some love.

Posting is open from now until November 30th. Keep 'em coming! :D

Header (edited bc I forgot word count, doh):

Nov. 19th, 2015

Fic: Seven Times Nasir and Agron Failed at Goat Farming, and Seven Times They Didn't

Title: Seven Times Nasir and Agron Failed at Goat Farming, and Seven Times They Didn’t
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir
Word Count: 1400 (14 drabbles)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Fluff-adjacent. Also, not all the goats make it.
Summary: As it turns out, goats are hard work and entirely too fond of violent home invasion.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus, or any goats.
A/N: Written for the 2015 Fic or Die challenge. This is a completely ridiculous undertaking. I blame [info]alsha who kept throwing goat prompts at me like there was no tomorrow.

~Fic is here @ AO3~

Fic: The Lorelei (The Hunger Games; Mags; PG)

Just slipping this one in before I go to see Mockingjay 2 and my heart is too shattered to do anything!

Title: The Lorelei
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: The Hunger Games, Mags (with a smidge of Finnick/Annie)
Word Count: 700 words
Rating: PG
Warnings: Canon-typical descriptions of violence.
Summary: Through the years, Mags tries to figure out who she is, apart from who the Capitol has made her. A character study in 7 drabbles.
Disclaimer: Not mine. No profit made.
A/N: Written for the 2015 Fic or Die challenge, filling [info]antiteb’s prompt “Mags’ life after she won the Hunger Games.” Thanks for the inspiration, BB <3

~Fic is here @ AO3~

Nov. 11th, 2015

Fic: Where Do We Go From Here (Spartacus; Belesa, Gen)

Title: Where Do We Go From Here
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Belesa, smidge of Agron/Nasir
Word Count: 1500
Rating: Gen
Warnings: Set just after the series finale, so canonical character deaths.
Summary: Belesa wonders who she is, apart from passion or a cause to fight for. Just a girl at the waning edge of winter. It doesn’t seem like much.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe.
A/N: Final piece in a string of loosely connected WotD fics coincidentally having titles starting with "W" and sharing a common theme of angsty pining. Now combined in the Would That Things Were Different series.

Fic is here @ AO3

Fic: Welcome the Dawn (Spartacus; Castus, Gen)

Title: Welcome the Dawn
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Castus, Belesa
Word Count: 800
Rating: Gen
Summary: In which it occurs to Castus that he has tried all he damn well can, and after this final battle, it may just be time to move on.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!
A/N: Just a quick character study thing set after Worth Every Moment.

Fic is here @ AO3

Nov. 2nd, 2015

Fic: Unravelled (Spartacus - Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

I was working on something else, but felt somewhat angsted out for the moment, so I decided to hone my PWP skills instead, lol. Brought to you by my need for more top!Nasir, about 11 bottles of cider, and a lot of typing with my eyes closed. Smut is hard work, yo.

Title: Unravelled
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Nasir/Agron (Nasir POV)
Word Count: 5800
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Total PWP.
Summary: Nasir puts the skills he acquired as a body slave to good use. Agron benefits. Several times.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: No redeeming qualities whatsoever, I just wanted Nasir to shag Agron into whimpering boneless pieces. Set during ep 209, Monsters, after the mock fights and before the Roman attack on the temple. Thanks to [info]alsha for beta-ing!

Fic is here @ AO3

Oct. 25th, 2015

Fic: Our Days of Blood and Sunset (Spartacus - Agron/Nasir; NC-17)

Ever since my last War of the Damned rewatch, I've had all these ~feelings~ about Nasir and how the fuck you would cope with being pre-emptively dumped, left to deal with a lot of war-related crap on your own, finding our your lover has got himself killed, blaming the shit out of yourself for it, then finding out he's alive (YAY!) but horrifically injured (NOOO!). Stable, steady support? Cuddles and kisses? An explosion of unconditional love? I don't believe it for a minute. Not this fucking Syrian.

So sometime last week, I started to work on what I thought would be a 500-word character study thing to explore how he'd actually be pissed as hell while having to balance that with supportive boyfriend mode.

It... kind of exploded, lol.

Title: Our Days of Blood and Sunset
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Agron/Nasir, Castus, Naevia, OFC (Nasir POV)
Word Count: ~11,000
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Angst and feels. Y’know, the usual. Also medical trauma and warrior identity issues.
Summary: Nasir knows he should not be angry at someone he’d thought lost forever, someone he loves this much who has been hurt this badly; but he can’t help it, either.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Sobbity and woe!
A/N: Set between The Dead and the Dying and Victory. Kind of a follow-up to that i live and you are gone, but you don’t have to have read that to get this (I just like to set fics in the same context, apparently). Enormous thanks to my awesome beta [info]alsha for being my soundboard and research buddy for crucifixion injuries. (Romans were fucking vile, man). All remaining medical inaccuracies are my own.

Fic is here @ AO3

Oct. 18th, 2015

Fic: the perfect time to say this (Barca/Pietros, NC-17)

Soz about the spam today, f-list. I'm catching up with crap I've meant to post all week.

Title: the perfect time to say this
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Barca/Pietros (Barca POV)
Word Count: 2300
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Fluff. Literal fluff.
Summary: Barca and Pietros are expecting baby pigeons and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: Brought to you by my exploding feels while watching ep 301 of Please Like Me. Yeah, IDEK, but here, I dare you to resist. I also blame [info]lilithilien for this because I was perfectly happy poking at various angstfest fics before she suggested that Barca and Pietros needed birds put on their heads.

Fic is here at AO3

Fic: that i live and you are gone (Spartacus, Gen)

Title: that i live and you are gone
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus – The Man Himself, Naevia, Agron
Word Count: 2400
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None.
Summary: Spartacus, Champion of Agonised Self-Recrimination, reflects on the loss of his friends.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: Set towards the end of The Dead and the Dying. (Yes, the title is unoriginally nabbed from “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables”.) We never see on screen how Spartacus reacts to finding Agron alive - all the focus of that reveal is on Nasir, which was definitely the right choice for the show, but I was having Sparty feels because he's lost so many people by then. Ergo, angsty wallowing.

Fic is here on AO3.

Oct. 9th, 2015

Fic: Love and Honour (Spartacus; Oenomaus; PG)

Title: Love and Honour
Author: [info]aldiara
Fandom/Characters: Spartacus; Oenomaus; throwback Oenomaus/Melitta/Gannicus; smidge of Saxa/Oenomaus
Word Count: 3350
Rating: PG
Warnings: I feel silly warning for angst. Hello, it’s Spartacus. (Also contains some linguistic fibbery, as obviously they are neither speaking English nor modern-day German, but I was having fun playing with words.)
Summary: Oenomaus tries to come to terms with his new life among the rebels, with the past, and with kickass warrior women.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Spartacus. Clearly I’ve made the wrong life choices.
A/N: Originally this was inspired by Oenomaus’s dismissive “delicate creatures at the best of times” comment to Crixus about love and women in Empty Hands (ep 204). I wanted to explore what he’d make of the women he encounters in the rebel camp. And then Saxa happened (as she does). A random present for [info]notoriouslyuniq, who happily and relentlessly stalked and cheered my tweetspam as I discovered the sparkly paincake world of Sparty. I thought this might combine some of your favourite things <3

Fic is here at AO3

Oct. 3rd, 2015

Fannish Saturday

My lovely three-week holiday is drawing to a close. Brb, crying forever :CCCCCCCCCCC My clients, naturally, have cottoned on that I am back and are trying to give me work for the weekend. A WORLD OF NO.

BUT next week is far, far away *bends time* and I have so many fannish things to do today!

1. Joining the fabulous [info]omarandjohnny in a game of Every Saturday Is Halloween, so it's cosplay time! I *think* I'll start off with Amy from In the Flesh, but I already have so many ideas that some of these Saturdays may need to become Wednesdays or Sundays, lol. We'll see how much stamina I actually have.

2. 12-ish hours until Drabble Day starts! Words cannot express how excited I am. Holy fuck tho, I have no coffee in the house, this needs to change pronto! (Last time we did it, I napped for a few hours at some point but felt utterly shattered after, so I'll try to just stay up this time.)

3. Fic to write! I need to get my arse in gear and finish my cracky plotbunny about Barca teaching Nasir how to use a spear (and being a leering asshole about it, natch *cuddles his wanky self*). I *was* having heaps of fun with it until I got sidetracked by the threesome fic that would not end and I'm totally in the mood for something light and funny after that, so LET'S DO THIS.


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