Carlos/Posa slash (based on Verdi's "Don Carlo") - rated M
Undiscovered Country
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Carlos/Posa pre-slash (based on Verdi's "Don Carlo") - G-rated
Undiscovered Country
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Eboli's Gift
Carlos/Posa (or Carlos&Posa; you can read it as gen/nonslash) fanfiction by Farfalla
based on the opera "Don Carlos" by Giuseppe Verdi
Yes, Prince Carlos really is that emo in the original French libretto. Take it up with Joseph Méry.
This story is an AU (alternate universe) starting during the action of the opera, but deviating after Posa gets shot.
I would like to thank MysticPenguin, Coleva, and Carroty Goodness for proofreading.

Summary: What if the Princess Eboli showed up earlier, and with a different plan for helping Carlos?

A shot punctured the night, and the Marquis de Posa fell, bleeding, into the Infante's arms. Collapse )

Carlos/Posa slash (based on Verdi's "Don Carlo") - PG-13
Undiscovered Country
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Fais Moi Près De Toi Place Dans Le Tombeau

Carlos/Posa fanfiction by Farfalla

based on the opera "Don Carlos" by Giuseppe Verdi

Yes, Prince Carlos really is that emo in the original French libretto. Take it up with Joseph Méry.

The title is taken from the French version of the opera, when Carlos sings

"Fill my heart with the divine flame, or put me beside you in the tomb"

to Rodrigo de Posa's corpse after King Philip II has him assassinated.

I would like to thank Saavant and Michele for proofreading,

as well as shatfat and my godson's father for their assistance.
Rating is PG-13.

Summary: They swore an oath to be united in life and death. Apparently, that included purgatory. Whatever happens, they’ll make sure of one thing--nobody’s going to separate Prince Carlos and Rodrigo de Posa ever again, not even God.


He didn't know where he was, except that he was on his knees in very cold sand, surrounded by darkness.Collapse )



Faust/Mephistopheles ficlet
Orpheus
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Some random stuff
Orpheus
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Here is a link to an absolutely delicious little Faust/Mephisto fanfic that God and Google were lucky enough to let me find after René Pape's delicious performance at the opera yesterday left me SO HUNGRY FOR MOAR.

Also, in personal-ish (but still writing) news, I've nearly completed an original-universe, original-character novella. (The word count is about 33 thousand words right now and I'm estimating 35 thousand once it's done. First draft, anyway.) I'm describing it as "queer feminist" fantasy lit. I'm really excited about it.

There is a cat on my lap. How am I supposed to do chores??

(oh, and hai, i turned 30 a few months ago. it's fun.)

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Undiscovered Country
farfallacaqui
This is a very tasty Xavier/Magneto story with gunplay.

I guess I got stuck on gunplay from way back in the day with Donfield & Vladeck. LOL.

Also my cat is now eating out of my bowl. Oops.

NEW LotR: "Melon for the Mellon" Merry/Pippin, mild R
mippin
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Title: Melon for the Mellon
Author: Farfalla the Butterfly-Kitten
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Merry/Pippin
Rating: R
Summary: In a bedroom in Rivendell before the Council, Merry taunts Pippin with dessert.
Note: If you're reading this you probably know this, but "mellon" is Elvish for 'friend'. And I like puns. You probably know that, too.
Thank you to Gamin and Genuine for the beta-read.

Why are Aragorn and Arwen like a muskmelon? Because they cantaloupe!

Pippin stretched himself out across the enormous Elvish bed like a starfish, a picture of innocent selfishness trying to take up as much room as possible.Collapse )
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Morning Star isn't just a brand of imitation chicken nuggets
lesboes
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Venus sounds a lot like Hell, doesn't it? Fire (incredible heat), brimstone (sulfur or sulfur dioxide or something), boiling, unpleasant, far away, etc.

Yet it's still part of the natural universe, and if you believe in God, that means it's still "of God", and therefore has a right to exist and be unpleasant if it wants to be. After all, it's not made for our convenience. Venus exists for itself. It's pleasant to itself. Venus is its own 'just right'.

I remember all those mornings the first year Spousepants lived here, with ichthyus, and I'd get a phone call at oh-dark-thirty in the morning. Could I come over? It was raining or too cold or just too effin early in the morning and the six mile bike ride seemed a bit daunting for today. I always came, because I wanted to be reliable/dependable -- because that kind of thing means something to me. And on most of those rides, I caught a glimpse of what we call the morning star--even though it isn't a star at all. Venus.

Venus, like a little pearl hanging up there, different from the stars, lighting my path and cheering me on.

It was when I thought of that vision of Venus--not the up-close of its hellscape--that I finally understood what Gustav Holst was going for when he wrote "Venus: The Bringer of Peace". (youtube provided for music, since that seemed the simplest way.)

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New drabble, new fandom, old crush
lesboes
farfallacaqui
Okay, so usually I don't write OR like RPS (ignoring certain conversations instrumental in the courtship that eventually became my marriage.) But fiction involving the fake Stephen Colbert--the character, the one he plays on his show, not the real person who is an actor and a comedian and a liberal--that's not really RPS, is it? At least, it's not to me. And there's a big enough distinction for me that reading Fake!Rightwing!Stephen slashed mutually with Jon Stewart (as opposed to a one-sided crush) does not gain any enjoyment. Unless Jon Stewart is also somehow a fake Jon Stewart, as one excellent fic managed to pull off. I will link to it later.

So what's a Fake!Stephen slash fan to do? Well, one idea was to write about his guilty sekrit crush on President Obama.

(I still can't believe the first piece of creative writing I complete since JUNE is this.)

Title: Ruination in a Ruined Nation
Author: Farfalla the Butterfly-Kitten
Codes: PG, drabble
Beta-read by: The Mercury Redstone Rocket
Pairing: Character!Stephen/Obama, one-sided crush
Summary: Can you think of a guiltier crush? My God!


He's ruining our beautiful country that once was so free and unspoiled by socialist ideas like school lunch.Collapse )
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Undiscovered Country
farfallacaqui
If you look in my "Memories" section you will find a link to the stories I've posted in the kirkspock community using this LJ account. I'll try to remember to keep adding the new ones as they get posted.

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