2005 - fandom in my mum's attic. My last term at college and my senior project dominated my life until summer, and I didn't do much fanfiction during that time; but then, in summer (another post-graduation disoriented summer, like after high school), I discovered Fullmetal Alchemist, and due to living at home, unemployed, with nothing to do all day, I got more involved than I have in perhaps any other fandom. Wank and all.

This year marked the beginning of my continuing habit of taking requests on my LiveJournal, blurting out ficlets as answers, and often editing and archiving the best (or most popular) results. Hence the suddenly vast numbers of tiny fics spamming pages from this time forward.

It also produced "Arcana Viscera," the monster-fic which I wrote in just three weeks for a contest, and which was (and is) my most daring and difficult piece to set down; writing that was a quest into darkness, and I came out of it strained, exhausted, triumphant...and blocked. I had poured my guts into my best work; what was I to do from there?

author's
choice
Arcana Viscera
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Would you like a blindfold, Mr. Tucker?"

  [ Shou Tucker, in the Fifth Lab, in search of the Gate ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 37
  Beta - Mattador of the Hot Pants
  For - Demidevi's Gen & Squick Contest; winner in both categories
  Ref. - author's notes

Subjects:
 artsy
 gen
 horror
 violence
200516,440 w.Canonlit. Y 
 Collateral Damage
Fullmetal Alchemist

"The easiest way to destroy an enemy is to destroy those he depends upon."

  [ Archer and Kimberly, messing with Mustang and Havoc ]

  For - hallidae, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 abuse
 hardcore
 m/m
2005608 w.Canonlit. N 
 Confutatis
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Kimberly, it turned out, was a strange drunk, a ranting drunk, hunched over the table in the empty cantina muttering under his breath..."

  [ Mustang and Kimberly, one dark night in Ishbal ]

  Spoilers - general series backstory

Subjects:
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
2005884 w.Canonlit. Y 
 Dance the Dead Awake
Fullmetal Alchemist

"It would figure, Ed thought, that he'd lose his virginity in the middle of a half-Ishbalan array for the Stone, to an ancient homunculus, still bloodstained and stinking from a pitched battle, with dead bodies in the corner of the room."

  [ Ed and Greed do weird sex alchemy ]

  Spoilers - through e. 34
  Canon - AU from ep. 34
  For - lykomancer, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 hardcore
 m/m
2005868 w.Canonlit. Y 
 Deep Water
Fullmetal Alchemist

"They kissed only once. She tasted like ashes and brine."

  [ Roy and Sloth, though he did not know it ]

  For - forgottenlover, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 m/f
 softcore
2005802 w.Canonlit. N 
 Dominance Struggles
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Roy leaned back against the headboard with a deep sigh at the beautiful, hard, flailing naked boy in his bed"

  [ my take on the old 'fighting over who's on top' spiel ]

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 m/m
 softcore
2005611 w.Canonlit. N 
 In Silence
Fullmetal Alchemist

"It would be cruel, he thought, to speak when she couldn't. No words, no reasoning, no hesitation."

  [ Scar and Roze; my first het PWP ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 39

Subjects:
 hardcore
 m/f
2005815 w.Canonlit. N 
 In the Shadows
Revolutionary Girl Utena

"This is the time of the uncanny, the inverted. The time of impossible things."

  [ in the time of the Black Rose, Touga wants Juri ]

  For - seitokaichou, during a challenge on utenadrabble

Subjects:
 m/f
 softcore
2005723 w.Canonlit. Y 
 Little White Ears
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Sometimes, even, they both dared to strip away their gloves."

  [ Roy is never without an Elric ]

  Spoilers - through end of series
  Canon - movie canon included only from common knowledge, as I have not seen it
  For - devils_devotion, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
2005719 w.Canonlit. Y 
 No Protests At All
Fullmetal Alchemist

"He didn't mind it; he loved it, loved losing control and himself and everything to the boy--and, now, to Havoc, whom Ed had dragged into all this."

  [ Roy has fun ]

  For - subtle_dusk, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
2005482 w.Canonlit. N 
author's
choice
Penance
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Half the apple pie was still on a cracked plate on the window sill, covered with a bowl so it didn't go stale before tomorrow, because it was all he had in the house."

  [ Hughes and Roy, fighting pain ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 25
  Ref. - recording (by myself)

Subjects:
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
20051,344 w.Canonlit. Y 
 Running Strong
Fullmetal Alchemist

"They weren't supposed to do it, but they did."

  [ a brief glimpse of a different Rose ]

  Canon - AU from before beginning of series

Subjects:
 m/f
 softcore
2005852 w.Canonlit. Y 
 the salamander circle
Fullmetal Alchemist

"But the enigma of Fullmetal was enticing, entrancing, tempting--and Ed himself had no idea of it."

  [ a hypothetically longer series of random Roy/Ed smut ]

  Canon - takes place in slashfic la-la-land outside of continuity

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
20053,243 w.Canonlit. N 
 Salt
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Envy stood barenaked in the window like the pillar of salt..."

  [ abstract Envy/Roy ]

  For - morningxstorm, by LJ ficlet request
  Ref. - recording (by myself)

Subjects:
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
2005127 w.Canonlit. N 
 Too Beautiful
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Pride hadn't moved--he liked to freeze after a decisive blow, sometimes too still to be human, perfect deadly sculpture of a man."

  [ homunculi playing in the parlor ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 40
  For - mikkeneko, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 m/m
 softcore
2005577 w.Canonlit. Y 
 Unity
Star Trek - The Next Generation

"She was a shadow and a whisper in his mind, chitter-sharp spine and red lights in the green steaming dark, promising the impossible, the unthinkable, what he had shied away from all his life--unity."

  [ angsty cyborg trippiness ]

  Spoilers - Best of Both Worlds, First Contact
  For - ursule, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 m/f
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
2005584 w.Canonlit. Y 
 The Woman of Ishbal
Fullmetal Alchemist

"All he had to do was snap his fingers. Again. Agan in this endless night of terror."

  [ Roy, meeting Lust ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 15
  For - mattador, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 hardcore
 m/f
 violence
20051,043 w.Canonlit. Y 
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