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[FIC] In Nomine Purgationis: Superior Slash Snippits (various)

(Originally written: 09/21/2005, draft available here.
(Last revision: 07/31/2011.)

Notes (new): A set of snippits in continuity with [community profile] in_purgationis. Explanatory blurbs have been revised based on current INP development.

Notes (original): So I've got this AU eating my brain... )




Ashes, Ashes )

Domination Telluris )

The Hunt )

Taking a Break )

Trust )

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[QUOTE] Peter Meinke, "The First Marriage"

imagine the very first marriage . . . )

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[QUOTE] Peter Meinke, "Elegy for a Diver"

Jacknife swandive gainer twist . . . )

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[IN] House Rules: d666 Lucis

d666 LUCIS
an alternative system for In Nomine games

(A draft in process. C&C welcomed! Especially "this sounds fun/not fun to play with" -- I'm worried more about the KINS Principle and the Fun Principle than game balance, necessarily.)

Key Terms )

Harmonies )

Melodies )

Character Generation )

Rolling the Dice )

Sample Characters )

Changes from Canon )

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[IN] House Rules: In Nomine Lucis

IN NOMINE LUCIS
a d666 alternative

(A draft in process. C&C welcomed! Especially "this sounds fun/not fun to play with" -- I'm worried more about the KINS Principle and the Fun Principle than game balance, necessarily.)

EDITED 07/04/2011: Please check out the d666 Lucis post rather than this one! It's been reorganized to hopefully flow better, plus I've elaborated on some mechanics and generally tweaked things. This is being left up for archival purposes only.

Character Creation )

Rolling the Dice )

Sample Characters )

Changes from Canon )

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[IN] House Rules: High-Powered Homebrew (UA)

In a high-powered game of In Nomine, target number dice (the first 2d6 in the d666) rapidly become meaningless. The following set of houserules are intended to compensate for this. Mechanics inspired by the Unknown Armies system.

(All terminology is tentative, and mechanics have not been playtested at all yet, so crit is welcome.)

EDIT: Yeah, these don't work as-is. Going in a different direction for high-powered homebrew / general bell-curve improvement, I'll make a new post when I have enough details hashed out for it.

Basic Mechanics )

Special Mechanics )

Revised Attunements )

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[FIC] D&D: "Aftermath" (Alis)

(Originally written: ???, draft available here.
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Written for a microfic challenge for the D&D4e game I'm in. The POV character is my PC, Alis Hollysharp, halfling rogue and cleric of Tymora. Set immediately after this crazy-epic battle in which we all almost died multiple times.




Aftermath )

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[FIC] D&D: "What Shivered Your Skin" (Alis)

(Originally written: ???, draft available here.
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Written for a microfic challenge for the D&D4e game I'm in. The narrator is my PC, Alis Hollysharp, halfling rogue and cleric of Tymora.




What Shivered Your Skin )

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In Nomine: (fanon) Celestial Linguistics

Because I have a gigantic weak spot for languages and dialects and eeee, even if I can't conlang to save my life. [snrks] And I've got bits of this written up in various places, so I may as well centralize it! Note that this is all made up from scratch by me, except for bits and pieces derived from canon (like the existence of pidgin angelic or Helltongue being speakable in vessel) and/or popular-fan-consensus (such as the written forms of angelic and Helltongue being glyphic). So I obviously don't expect anybody else to abide by my language stuff, and people are welcome to choose to incorporate it in part or whole (though credit is appreciated). :-) Questions, comments, and ideas for the not-defined stuff are also welcome!


Read more... )


Still Missing: Shal-Mari (see comments), Perdition (pre-Media), Tartarus (pre- and post-Vapula, see comments for latter), Sheol, Stygia

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[FIC] In Nomine: "Five Things that Never Happened to the Elder Beth-haran" (i)

(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Because the imagery got into my brain and wouldn't get out. This is not a complete set of Five Things; if I write more (that aren't Renée), I'll either edit them into this post or make a new one. It's just the very first Thing That Never Happened for Beth-haran.




i. Freedom )

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[FIC] In Nomine (Five Things): "Spare Change"

(Originally written: 06/24/2005, draft available here, here, here.)
(Last revision: 07/12/2005.)

Notes: The premise of Five Things That Never Happened is that you take an existing character or story or something, and write, well, five things that never happened to them. Basically a set of "what-if?" drabbles or short stories, connected only by all being different what-ifs for the same central focus. When I tried to do this for Beth-haran, I only wrote one, because it devoured my brain. Many thanks to [profile] archsngelbeth for RPing Marc's first scene here with me, and Jada-dan and its triadmates for all of that scene after the first mention of "Beth-haran?" -- both scenes are C&Ped from our log with minimal to no editing, so they may read oddly in conjunction with the rest -- and providing lots of input for Marc, Jaddy, Lilith, and other stuff.

Some possible triggering content early on; nothing explicit and it passes quickly, but, well, a physically violent Lustie is involved. I think it's otherwise SFW, though it's been a while since I reread in-depth. Asterisks break up scenes, but especially as the story progresses, scenes don't necessarily follow immediately after each other; that is, they're in chronological order, but there are definite gaps in various places. And I haven't touched this in a while, so yeah, it's still very much a draft in need of editing and elaboration. Oh well.




Spare Change )

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[FIC] A Higher Toll: "And If I Should Try"

(Originally written: 05/24/2004, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Never got around to reposting some of these, so that's what I'm doing now. There were two possible routes for Beth-haran to take in AHT after Dominic Fell; this is the one that happened. Set either after Vengeance throws the game, or circa that. (In this timeline, Beth-haran was kidnapped by Judgment and effectively broken into redemption. She wasn't happy.)




And If I Should Try )

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[FIC] A Higher Toll: "Shall These Bones Live?"

(Originally written: 05/24/2004, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Never got around to reposting some of these, so that's what I'm doing now. There were two possible routes for Beth-haran to take in AHT after Dominic Fell; this is the one that didn't happen. (For the record, "Madianna-once-called-Denise" is a backstory reference: in this timeline, Beth-haran was captured by a pair of Judges, taken to a Tether, and more or less forcibly broken into redemption; Denise was the Mercurian of the team, and she Fell with Dominic. Which raises the question of how 'Haran knows the new name Denise is using, but hey.)




Shall These Bones Live? )

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[FIC] Superior Soap Opera / Spare Change: "Observations"

(Originally written: 07/21/2005, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Never got around to reposting some of these, so that's what I'm doing now. This is not SSO canon whatsoever, due to Renée's backstory being incompatible with SSO as it stands! This is also not Brightgame canon for obvious reasons. Consider it an AU of Moving Day for all intents and purposes.




Observations )

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[POEM] "Shiver", "Fever", "Rime" -- after Edith Wharton

(Originally written: 02/08/2004, draft available here.)
(Last revision: 01/06/2010.)
(Locked to: [info]archangelbeth.)

Notes: Never got around to reposting some things from my LJ, so that's what I'm doing. These poems were written for a high school English assignment, based on Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. Moderate spoilers for the book, but really, it's like 70-80 pages and pretty straightforward and it's old, so hey. (Fever is the most spoiler-ish; Rime is the least, due to having the least connection to the book.)




Shiver )

Fever )

Rime )

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[TRANSCRIPT] Interview: Elizabeth McCoy, part 2 of 2

Originally posted here with permission from [info]archangelbeth. Since I locked that post when I locked down my LJ, here's a new, public post! The first post was the first ~20 minutes; this is the next hour or so, picking up from after technical difficulties in the first installment and ending at a new bout of technical difficulties. (There was another ~40 minutes of interview, which I believe I never transcribed, and is thus lost.) Again, formatting weirdnesses are largely due to this being a class project. This one covers INS:Lilith, gender in In Nomine, Lilim and female tropes, crossplay, gaming war stories, the power of menstruation, Zadkiel, Jean, angelpr0n, misconceptions about female gamers, gaming war stories, Blandine and Beleth, Gabriel and Belial, Asmodeus, and Dominic/que. Whee!

Cut for length. )

Mood: tired
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[TRANSCRIPT] Interview: Elizabeth McCoy, part 1 of 2

Originally posted here with permission from [info]archangelbeth. Since I locked that post when I locked down my LJ, here's a new, public post! This is the first ~20 minutes of a ~2-hour interview, less some Skype-related conversation. As this interview was done for a class, some formatting weirdnesses are due to the class's requirements. Note that the original audiofile was lost when my old hard drive died, so I can't provide that, or any more transcription than this plus the next post.

Cut for length. )

Mood: tired tired
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[QUOTE] Howard Baker, "Sappho's Leap"

There is a white cliff, sea-worn, temple-scarred . . . )

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[QUOTE] George Oppen, "Image of the Engine"

Likely as not a ruined head gasket . . . )

location: home
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[QUOTE] Faiz Ahmed Faiz (trans. Agha Shahid Ali), "Be Near Me"

You who demolish me, you whom I love . . . )

location: dorm
Mood: awake awake
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Hollow's Eve"

(Originally written: 03/21/2005, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Huh, somehow I never remembered to repost this to IJ. Beth-haran, in the immediate aftermath of Armageddon. I may rewrite this at some point, 'cause the original is old and was also written at an ungodly hour of the morning. (Yes, 9:30AM is an ungodly hour of the morning.)




Hollow's Eve )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (xciv, xlv, lxxxvi)

(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: A series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. Set after Beth-haran gets her Vassalhood and Salathiel his Friendship under Trade; "Invisibility" replaces "Than Fall Her Cards," which I apparently lost when GJ went under. It also goes immediately before "Rights and Duties."




xciv. Fog )

xlv. Dream )

lxxxvi. Invisibility )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Cut From The Same"

(Originally played: 04/22/09, scene log available here (locked).)
(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: See On The Edge Of A Knife for relevant notes and Beth-haran's half of this scene. Some parts overlap; some don't. All the Superior stuff was written by Beth, with minimal adjustments from me in some places (to account for Sal's perspective rather than GM narrative). This also stops before Beth-haran's half does, partly 'cause I got tired of writing. [laughs] I think it's pretty much done, though. And I don't really need to repeat that whole last chunk of the scene. So. Goes after The Ancient Rules, and before Kingmakers and Bonds.




Cut From The Same )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: Let's Play: Defcon
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (lxxvi, xiii)

(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: A series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. Original six shorts available here. These two should go sometime after The Glorious Game, which I've apparently lost (I have a small chance of recovering it, but it's a long shot, so if anyone else still has a copy, please toss it my way?), so instead I'll refer back to King's Pawn Forward One, which went right before that. These aren't right afterward, but nearish.

HUGE SPOILERS for Beth-haran's backstory, most of which are applicable to SSO too. Of course, most of them have also already come out, so yeah. Also contains lots of GamePhilosophy™ as filtered through Beth-haran's . . . unique perspective. [snickers]




lxxvi. Nameless )

xiii. Awakening )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (ix)

(Last revision: 06/08/11.)
(Locked to: [personal profile] archangelbeth, [personal profile] mysteriousmouse, [personal profile] puppet_theatre.)

Notes: Part of a series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. Takes place immediately after On the Edge of a Knife / Cut from the Same, and is based on a brief OOC conversation about the possibilities of Elosmut. Minimal Jaddyposing until and unless I get Beth-input on the matter, which is partly why the fic ends as it does.




ix. Bonds )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
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[LOCK] [FIC] Interesting Times: "Confiteor"

(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: Fic adaptation of the scene here: Laurence and Beth-haran in the Chapel.




Confiteor )

location: dorm
Mood: tired tired
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[LOG] Interesting Times: "Pens" (Beth-haran, Jada-dan)

(Originally posted: here.)

Notes: Certain bits of this may have been tweaked to fit with later stuff. Among other things, Beth-haran was retconned to have received her Knighthood before Armageddon.

Pens )




Excerpts )

location: dorm
Mood: tired tired
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[LOG] Interesting Times: "Game-Daggers, part 3/3" (Beth-haran, Laurence)

(Originally posted: here.)
(See also: part 1, part 2)

Context )

Classes )

Supplies )

Wrapup )

location: dorm
Mood: tired tired
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[LOG] Interesting Times: "Game-Daggers, part 2/3" (Beth-haran, Laurence)

(Originally posted: here.)
(See also: part 1, part 3)

Context )

Redemption )

Aftermath )

Settling In )

Heartroom )

location: dorm
Mood: tired tired
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[LOG] Interesting Times: "Game-Daggers, part 1/3" (Beth-haran, Laurence)

(Originally posted: here.)
(See also: part 2, part 3)

Notes: Certain bits of this may have been tweaked to fit with later stuff. Among other things, Beth-haran was retconned to have received her Knighthood before Armageddon.

Prologue )

Scene )

Excerpts )

location: dorm
Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (xx, xcv, xxvii, ci, cxi)

(Last revision: 07/03/11.)

Notes: A series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. This sequence follows not long after Vanilla.




xx. Chocolate )

xcv. Breaking )

xxvii. Mania )

ci. Flippancy )

cxi. Rootless )

location: home
Mood: exhausted exhausted
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (lxxx)

(Originally written: 04/26/09.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: A series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. Set a good chunk of time after Bell-Curves.




lxxx. Balance )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (xvi)

(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: Part of a series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. Takes place a few decades after Armageddon. Probably SFW, but heavily suggestive.




xvi. Ocean )

location: home
Mood: accomplished accomplished
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "On the Edge of a Knife"

(Originally written: 04/22/09, scene log available here (locked).)
(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: The original scene for this was LJ-RP, which is annoying to make into a readable log, and also I wasn't in the best headspace for 'Haran or Sal diction at the time. So this is a heavily revised version thereof, pending approval from Beth. She ran everybody except Beth-haran and Salathiel; their dialogue is all verbatim from her. Cut From the Same is the companion piece from Salathiel's point of view, which also encompasses shiny things like Superior conversations, as well as the bits of this that both 'Haran and Sal are present for. Goes after The Ancient Rules, and before Kingmakers and Bonds.




On the Edge of a Knife )

Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Fall Where They May" (vii)

(Originally written: 04/11/09.)
(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: A series of shortfics using a set of prompts I found somewhere. This one takes place while Sal is still a Windy, and is followed not long after by the "Chocolate" sequence.




vii. Vanilla )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: Let's Play No More Heroes
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[QUOTE] Larissa Szporluk, "Deer Crossing the Sea"

Many things were like sleep . . . )

location: dorm
Mood: tired tired
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[QUOTE] 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1, variant of the New American Standard translation

. . . an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. )

Mood: tired tired
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[QUOTE] Assorted Archive

Last Updated: 05/25/2010
More Information )

Assorted Quotes )

Long Quotes )

Very Long Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[QUOTE] Internet Archive

Last Updated: 06/07/2010
More Information )

Assorted Quotes )

Story Quotes )

Webcomic Quotes )

Article Quotes )

Twitter Quotes )

Blog Quotes )

Slacktivist Quotes )

Forum Quotes )

Online Conversations )

Weird Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[QUOTE] Fandom Et Al Archive

Last Updated: 03/20/2009
More Information )

Fanfiction Et Al Quotes )

Let's Play Quotes )

Roleplaying Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[QUOTE] Television and Movie Archive

Last Updated: 06/07/2009
More Information )

Assorted Quotes )

Television Quotes )

Movie Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[QUOTE] Games Archive

Last Updated: 02/11/2010
More Information )

Quotes About Games )

Video Game Quotes )

Visual Novel Quotes )

Interactive Fiction Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[QUOTE] Books Et Al Archive

Last Updated: 06/23/2009
More Information )

Fiction Quotes )

Comics Quotes )

Play Quotes )

Nonfiction Quotes )

Religious Text Quotes )

Unsorted Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[QUOTE] Poetry and Lyrics Archive

Last Updated: 12/17/2009
More Information )

Poetry Quotes )

Lyrics Quotes )

location: home
Mood: tired tired
Music: video game stream
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Knight Moves"

(Last revision: 06/08/11.)

Notes: Set about 35 years after Armageddon, about twenty years after Fall Where They May: Slack, and about ten years after Patience is a Virtue. Pretty disjointed and exposition-heavy, but I have a lot to cover, so I'm writing first and revising later. (The rough draft is more or less done -- it covers the major plot points -- but I'm not thrilled with the writing. Sigh. At least I ground it out. Also added another scene and some general edits.)




Knight Moves )

Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Le Roi Est Mort"

(Originally written: 03/21/2005, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Salathiel's point of view. References to torture, but I'm vasovagal and they don't trigger it, for what it's worth. The title is French for "The King is Dead".




Le Roi Est Mort )

Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Vive Le Roi"

(Originally written: 03/22/2005, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Takes place during the reclamation of Hell, immediately after Le Roi Est Mort. From the point of view of a fairly young Malakite of Flowers, though Salathiel is technically the focal character. Possible spoilers for Salathiel, for SSO players; definite spoilers for his CD:6 bright Malakite potential. The title is French for "Long Live the King".




Vive Le Roi )

Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Shoot the Moon"

(Originally written: 06/06/2005, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Takes place after Associations. Beth-haran and Salathiel.




Shoot the Moon )

Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "The Ancient Rules"

(Originally written: 06/06/2005, draft available here.)
(Last Revision: never.)

Notes: Takes place after and parallel to Spectators. Beth-haran's POV.




The Ancient Rules )

Mood: tired tired
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[FIC] Interesting Times: "Suicide Kings"

(Originally written: 06/18/2007, draft available here.)
(Last revision: never.)

Notes: Takes place sometime prior to Bell-Curves and after The Ancient Rules (and directly-related fics). Involves Salathiel narrating the Cliffs Notes version of his backstory, which applies to both IT and SSO Salathiel with equivalent accuracy, so significant character spoilers for SSO players.




Suicide Kings )

Mood: tired tired
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