mustinvestigate: (Laurie smokey)
Title: Laugh, And You Laugh Alone
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: NC-17
Character(s)/Pairing: Laurie/Jon
Summary: No one will hire the Silk Spectre, not even the cops, not even a government happy to pay scum like the Comedian. Jon doesn’t need my company, not really. I’ve got more designer jeans than Brooke Shields, and nowhere to wear them, and nobody needs me, and I’m bored out of my mind.
Notes: An odd little what-if vignette, probably initially inspired by the excellent crossdressing!Laurie kinkmeme fills oh so long ago.


Laurie’s life has been a little too easy since she had a chat with Dan about temporal causality. )
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. )
mustinvestigate: (Laurie smokey)
Title: Soliciting
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG-13
Character(s)/Pairing: Nite Owl I / Sylvia Kovacs, if you squint
Warning(s): brief non-con
Summary: Nite Owl meets Brooklyn’s Mother of the Year.
Note: One from the vaults…it was on my “add some porn” list for so long I forgot I wrote it.


Nite Owl huddled inside his heavy coat and watched the happy bustling crowds – or as happy and bustling as Brooklyn natives ever got, even a few days before Christmas. )
mustinvestigate: Fallout Nerd Rage perk (nerd rage!)
Title: In All This Blood and Thunder (8/?)
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.


8. GNR )

part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5 - part 6 - part 7
mustinvestigate: (Giddyup Buttercup)
Title: In All This Blood and Thunder (7/?)
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.


7. Levelling )

part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5 - part 6
mustinvestigate: in all this blood and thunder (enlightenment)
Title: In All This Blood and Thunder (6/?)
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.


6. Commuting )

part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5
mustinvestigate: (bernie comic)
How, exactly, does vigilante crimefighting work?

I don’t mean the kinky costumes and the UST-ridden stake-outs and the fighting and tying to streetlamps and post-patrol shagging which is definitely not gay if you don’t make eye contact.

I mean…how the hell do they prosecute these crimes that are caught through the aforementioned total awesomeness?

Even in the ur-deconstruction of heroic costumed vigilantes, Rorschach encounters people he’s responsible for putting in prison, in said prison. I’m assuming he didn’t show up for court.

Please state your name for the record.
Rorschach.
Your real name.
Rorschach
Sir, your real…
*stenographer renders snap of bailiff’s pinky finger as ‘thkk! aaaaargh!’*


If a heavily beaten thug was deposited on precinct steps, with or without a note declaring them a rapist, wouldn’t the cops’ first response be to treat them as a victim of a violent crime, or (say, if Superman did it and didn’t even have to whack them around first) for wrongful imprisonment, and ask if they want to file a report on the strange assailant in the Halloween costume?

Maybe vigilantes are more like bounty hunters, only going after those the police already have a warrant for, but passing on the reward due to anonymity?

Hmmm.

Also, from the fallout kinkmeme’s twitter feed, this is horribly cathartic. *whiiiiiiiiiiiistle...boom*
mustinvestigate: (bernie comic)
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: (bernie comic)
Title: In All This Blood and Thunder (5/?)
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.


5. Greyditch )


part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4
mustinvestigate: (bernie comic)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (12/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: (this chapter) R, for torture porn
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: An endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives.


Everything goes to hell. )

End of Volume 1. Volume 2 will pick up from this point when I next update.

Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - eleven - twelve
mustinvestigate: Fallout and Rorschach, together at last (cyborg rorschach)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (11/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: (this chapter) PG
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: An endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives.


This picks up with the core three just after Chapter 9.

No awkward pillow talk. I’ve decided I like that in a man. Beats leaving a holo-resume on the pillow. )

Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - eleven - twelve
mustinvestigate: (Default)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (10/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: (this chapter) PG
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives.


Adrian flicked off the wall of monitors one by one, pausing over the final two cctv feeds as, several floors below, the Los Angeles and Beijing shifts trickled through security in opposite directions. )

Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - eleven
mustinvestigate: Fallout and Rorschach, together at last (cyborg rorschach)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (9/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: (this chapter) NC17
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives.
Many many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] brancher for beta'ing!


Laurie rubbed her arms, getting chilly now that she wasn’t running or fighting. )


Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine - ten - ten - eleven
mustinvestigate: (Default)
Chronological Watchmen read, yay!

12 October: Wow, on the first page, Rorschach seems like more of an obvious nutbar than I remember – less fox-crazy than mentally-12 crazy. Then Hollis and Dan telling stories, obviously both lost and sharing surface-cheerful depression. Dan makes fists and fiercely goes to confront what he thinks is a burglar, but momentary manliness impression is blown out of the water by immediate subservience to crazy fella. Detectives can’t be bothered to take on knotty murder case, intimidated by mystery rather than intrigued. Emphasis on total lack of heroes, only husks, empty masks.

13 October: Obvious-nutbar impression somewhat dispelled by Rorschach terrifying entire bar and effortlessly breaking into highly guarded government facility. Leads to the following priceless panels: cut for friendslist sanity )

It would be way too much fun to parse the social shifts in that scene. I mean, "fun." For a certain type of mind. The kind that knows, if you dissect something, you find out how it works, but it's really really dead...and does it anyway.
mustinvestigate: Fallout and Rorschach, together at last (cyborg rorschach)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (8/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG – eventual NC17
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives.



Their hotel was a few minutes’ walk from the Mystic’s. Laurie set off in the opposite direction, jumping from the fourth-floor window to a ledge across the way. )

Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight - nine
mustinvestigate: (Default)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (7/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG – eventual NC17
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives.



Dreiberg paused across the street from the Gunga Diner, watching the two most important people in his life fight over the last samosa. )
Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six - seven - eight
mustinvestigate: Fallout and Rorschach, together at last (cyborg rorschach)
(Urg, sorry for the flist spamming – last one today, I promise!)

Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (6/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG – eventual NC17
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives. (It’s better than that sounds. I hope.) Compiled here because I lost my drafts in a computer frak-up and had a bugger of a time finding the various parts on the meme – now cleaned up and slightly expanded.


Woke with bleeding dreams, staining neat spread of data into sticky disarray. )
Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six
mustinvestigate: Fallout and Rorschach, together at last (cyborg rorschach)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (5/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG – eventual NC17
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives. (It’s better than that sounds. I hope.) Compiled here because I lost my drafts in a computer frak-up and had a bugger of a time finding the various parts on the meme – now cleaned up and slightly expanded.


Two security techs hovered uncertainly behind Dreiberg, projecting the bland V-A logo. They flashed anxious binary strings – obviously very junior techs, lacking even vocalising software, and exactly the type to be too frantic with worry for their distantly beloved boss to follow his orders to disengage. )
Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six
mustinvestigate: (Default)
Title: All Quiet on the Liminal Fringe (4/?)
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG – eventual NC17
Character(s)/Pairing: OT3
Warning(s): Pretentiousness; abuse of noir tropes
Summary: Because [livejournal.com profile] tuff_ghost sez it can’t be done…an endless Watchmen / William Gibson-verse crossover, existing via the kink meme. Dreiberg, Kovacs, and Laurie Isham are vigilante cowboys dedicated to making life difficult for the cybercriminals and megacorps that keep a stranglehold on a dystopian world’s 11 billion lives. (It’s better than that sounds. I hope.) Compiled here because I lost my drafts in a computer frak-up and had a bugger of a time finding the various parts on the meme – now cleaned up and slightly expanded.


The first time Veidt saw Dreiberg was when he wanted to be seen, impatiently staring into a camouflaged off-grid security camera that fed directly to Veidt’s office. The cheeky bastard waved the very second Veidt noticed him. )
Parts: one - two - three - four - five - six

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