mustinvestigate: (obsolete models)
Title: Imposition (4/?)
Sequel to: Compromise
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG
Character(s)/Pairing: none in this section
Note:
Part 4 isn’t so much a continuation of the story as so much as penance for that cliffhanger. This story fell victim to a lack of forward planning, or too much, or just a long stretch of the mean blues that made writing little more than something else to stab at myself for not doing well. And that wasn’t wrong, really; self-indulgence and hesitance had grown into laziness and nervously aping clichéd styles, specific areas I’ve worked on and hopefully improved.

Worse, I crammed in too many half-baked concepts, many of which I’ve cannibalised into other fics since. The whole thing really needs torn back to the foundations and rebuilt in the personal voice I’m still developing before I can add another floor to it, which might actually be a useful learning process. In the meantime, here’s a bit of emotional resolution, amply displaying those bad habits, that at least answers “what the hell happened next?”

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Sequel to Compromise.

Dan had first realised he was developing what his partner would call unnatural affections when he first offered, then insisted, Rorschach learn how to fly his pride and joy. )
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Ganked from [personal profile] steals_thyme

Post a snippet from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanation. )

Sheesh. I’m really bad at finishing things.

At least this has forced me to actually find all these drafts and put them in my "current fic" folder. In other organisation news, I’ve finally made a master fic listing post, since even it was impossible even for me to find anything with my indifferent tagging.
mustinvestigate: (obsolete models)
Title: In All This Blood and Thunder (4/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: none
Warning(s): advanced geekery, WIP
Summary: Rorschach unwittingly enters the Fallout universe. Probably won't make much sense unless you've played at least the main storyline. Possibly not even then.
Note: Set in 1976. Thanks to Doctor Manhattan's random technological phlebotinum, gaming technology leapt directly from 1972's Pong to...this, why not.


4. Super Duper )


part 1 - part 2 - part 3
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Title: In All This Blood and Thunder (3/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: none
Warning(s): advanced geekery, WIP
Summary: Rorschach unwittingly enters the Fallout universe. Probably won't make much sense unless you've played at least the main storyline. Possibly not even then.
Note: Set in 1976. Thanks to Doctor Manhattan's random technological phlebotinum, gaming technology leapt directly from 1972's Pong to...this, why not.


3. Arefu )
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Title: Thomas Harris’s Blues
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG
Character(s)/Pairing: Daniel/Rorschach
Warning(s): Distinct lack of porn!
Summary: Hollis can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome he is.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tonights for the beta!


Dan swallowed the last warm drops of his beer and surreptitiously checked the time. )


(Note: the title is kinda random. Thomas Harris, MD, wrote “I’m OK, You’re OK,” which is on both of my grandmothers' bookshelves and I’ve always meant to read. And we were watching the mst3k version of Daddy-O as I wrote up the epilogue, which had me thinking about the James Ellis story “Dick Contino’s Blues,” and how any self-help writer would feel watching his theories forcibly applied to these two. Title happened.)
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Title: Exorcism
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: NC-17 for naughty thoughts
Character(s)/Pairing: Daniel/Rorschach
Warning: Unbeta’d. Male/male sexual activity and abuse of porn
Summary: Dan has a vivid and mean-spirited imagination.


You only think of him as anything remotely sexual when you’re furious. )
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Title: Masquerade (1/2)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Daniel/Walter
Warning: Unbeta’d. Also, graphic male/male sexual activity and abuse of clubbing stereotypes.
Summary: Sundry ideas nicked from the kink meme. Rorschach secretly follows Nite Owl and Ozymandias’ investigation into a notorious vice club, with surprising results. And, as always, by ‘surprising results,’ I mean ‘really awkward sexy time.’ For once, this is set in a purely movie!verse, meaning Walter is five or so years into vigilantism, but still a young ‘un of 21, and Daniel is somewhat older.


Rorschach’s Journal, November 5, 1971 )
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Title: Masquerade (2/2)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Daniel/Walter
Warning: Unbeta’d. Also, graphic male/male sexual activity and abuse of clubbing stereotypes.
Summary: Sundry ideas nicked from the kink meme. Rorschach secretly follows Nite Owl and Ozymandias’ investigation into a notorious vice club, with surprising results. And, as always, by ‘surprising results,’ I mean ‘really awkward sexy time.’ For once, this is set in a purely movie!verse, meaning Walter is five or so years into vigilantism, but still a young ‘un of 21, and Daniel is somewhat older.



Dan gave himself a mental pat on the back as Walter helped him into the seat and spoke to the driver. )
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I’ve been re-reading Watchmen over the last week or so (more and more slowly as I get near the end), and today realised there’s an even more d’awwwwww-inducing Nite Owl / Rorschach moment than the long awkward handshake:

When the two of them break into Veidt’s office and Nite Owl pokes around, finally hacking into the computer, while Rorschach talks…and talks…and talks.

Here’s the full text, from Rorschach noticing the chart on the wall to Dan finally rejoining the conversation: )

Obviously, there’s lots of thematic goodness in there, and there’s got to be something interesting going on while the always visually scintillating hacking goes on in the background, but sheesh, Rorschach! You’re monologue-ing, with rhetorical flourishes!

He’s so comfortable and happy (…for him) to have his bestest buddy working at his side again to share his thoughts with, instead of only his journal, and it’s goddamned adorable.

And it makes me wonder – all the ficcers (including me) write even 1960s Rorschach as Mister Terse. It feels wrong just to let him use a pronoun once in a while. But, based on this, what if he spent every minute of alone time with Nite Owl like this, chattering out every single thought that crossed his mind?

Poor, poor lucky Nite Owl – it would have been like working with a perpetual Raymond Chandler loop! Maybe he spent nearly every pre-Roche patrol gritting his teeth after a few hours and muttering “Shut. Up. Rorschach. Shut. Up. ShutUpShutUpShutUp!” Or giggling like a maniac at rapid-fire literary references.

Someone needs to write this. I don’t know if I’m up to it, but goddamn, someone needs to.
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Title: Imposition (3/?)
Sequel to: Compromise
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Comedian/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity, dubious consent (in earlier chapters). Here, just naughty language. More importantly, unbeta'd and unrevised. Eep.
Summary: Plot! ...and apologies to the Boy Scouts of America.


Part 1, Part 2.

Sequel to Compromise.

Nite Owl spent the next few weeks shaking things up. )
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Title: Imposition (2/?)
Sequel to: Compromise
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Comedian/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity, dubious consent. More importantly, unbeta'd and unrevised. Eep.
Summary: Sex! Angst! ...and stuff.


Part 1 of this monstrosity found here.

Dan moved carefully through the motel room, thankful it was unoccupied. He couldn’t afford to wait until sure it was empty, and while he had a plan for dealing with the barely shaved ape if he was there, it had hinged both on the element of surprise and his opponent being very, very drunk. )
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I hate works in progress. And I always get sucked into reading them, and then spending the rest of the week F5'ing to see if a new bit has been posted, and once it has I'm all yayyayyay...aw, I've read it now...F5...F5...F5.

Still. This one's turning into a monster, so maybe just this once I'll experiment with looking at it in bite-size chunks. And I'll just apologise in advance for where it breaks off.

Title: Imposition
Sequel to: Compromise
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Comedian/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity, dubious consent
Summary: Sex! Angst! ...and stuff.


The Comedian was becoming a creature of pointless habits, and that bothered him. )
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Title: Compromise
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Comedian/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity, dubious consent
Summary: Late 1960s - the brief Crimebusters heyday. Now with more sex.


Edward Blake had many reasons for attending Crimebusters meetings, none of them very good. )
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Title: Clean (1/3)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures.
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: NiteOwl/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity
Summary: Hrm...I wanted to get Rorschach naked. So I packed every possible cliché around that idea and called it a story.


What is it about crime bosses and saunas? Nite Owl wondered, watching from a handy rooftop as the police first discovered then officially arrested Big Figure and his crew of comically oversized thugs. )
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Title: Clean (2/3)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: NiteOwl/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity
Summary: Hrm...I wanted to get Rorschach naked. So I packed every possible cliché around that idea and called it a story.



Father Poponian regarded the silent, scowling boy on the other side of his olive-drab desk and fought the creeping weariness that made his shoulders want to hunch and his carefully genial expression collapse. )
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Title: Clean (3/3)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: eventually NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: NiteOwl/Rorschach
Warning: Graphic m/m sexual activity
Summary: Hrm...I wanted to get Rorschach naked. So I packed every possible cliché around that idea and called it a story.



Rorschach paced the length of the cramped storage room with such ferocity that, when he abruptly stopped and perched silently among the boxes near the door, Nite Owl felt compelled to take over.  )

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