SOC - these fics contain rambling character exploration.

Stands, of course, for stream of consciousness.

I waffled on including this tag, as it's not a content indicator or a warning, but simply a stylistic thing. I included it at last because it's something that I often find myself wanting to note as I post a fic. It's a sort of one-acronym shorthand for "quickly-written lightly-edited unstructured one-shot with no particular goal but character exploration or pretty language," also known as "I wrote this at two in the morning on pure impulse and now inflict it upon all of you without concern for coherence or quality, neener neener."

Technically some of my longer fics do contain the same sort of rambling introspection, but when it exists within a larger structure for a more complicated goal, it isn't quite the same thing.

  Blue Bird Rhapsody
Cowboy Bebop

"For the first few months he lives far away from the cities, for fear of discovery. In the countryside of Callisto the snow lies fluffy and a handspan or more deep, and it has its own profound silence and its own soft roar of sound, and he understands."

   [ Gren's story, in sound ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 13

Subjects
 gen
 soc
 2003 1,562 w. Canonlit. Y 
  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
 2005 884 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Go East
Harry Potter

"He has a terrifying amount of control over my body. It took him weeks to insinuate himself, to force my surrender into a habit."

   [ a brief look at Quirrell ]

  Beta - Ayla Pascal

Subjects
 gen
 horror
 soc
 2002 969 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Hundred Over One
Revolutionary Girl Utena

"For any number, divided by a solitary one, remains itself."

   [ a hexadrabble on Nemuro and the hundred boys ]

  Ref. - author's notes

Subjects
 bdsm
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
 2004 600 w. Canonlit. Y 
  An Interlude for Angels
Cowboy Bebop

"Angels that are forced from heaven have to become demons. Isn't that right, Spike?"

   [ an experiment in explaining that line ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 5

Subjects
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
 2004 759 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Replacement
Torchwood

"When she looks back at Jack, for a moment, he's still watching her, and there's something like need in his eyes, and for a moment she's happy, really happy."

   [ one big mess of Suzie and Gwen and Jack and Owen ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 8

Subjects
 abuse
 hardcore
 m/f
 soc
 2007 1,316 w. Canonlit. Y 
  The Right Hand of Light
Harry Potter

"This was his life, in five digits and a silver palm."

   [ Peter and his hand ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5
  Beta - Ayla Pascal

Subjects
 gen
 soc
 2002 971 w. Canonlit. Y 
  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
 2005 127 w. Canonlit. N 
  Schadenfreude
Revolutionary Girl Utena

"There is a part of me, a terribly small part of me, that loves to see you in pain."

   [ Mikage, on Mamiya ]

  Ref. - recording (by myself)

Subjects
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
 2004 770 w. Canonlit. N 
  Sleep of the Unjust
Myst

"Sleep was falling, was hanging, was chains hand-carved over mindless years and locked around his own wrists, was a linking book swallowed by acid-green fire, was ten thousand days alone in a prison written with words of madness on howling wind..."

   [ Atrus angst in the wake of Revelation ]

  Spoilers - for Myst IV

Subjects
 gen
 soc
 2004 2,166 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Slither
Harry Potter

"When you talk to snakes, everything comes in long stripes, and everybody stares at you as the little scaly garter winds around your wrist and flicks its tongue and murmurs about how blades of grass go this way and that..."

   [ Tom at ten, the crazy boy ]

  Canon - written before bk. 6
  Beta - Dester'edra

Subjects
 gen
 soc
 violence
 2003 1,110 w. Canonlit. N 
  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
 2005 584 w. Canonlit. Y 
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