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Welcome to Come As You're Not 2012!

Get out the brain bleach-it's that time again!

Welcome to this year's soiree!

If you were kind enough to bring a dish, drink, or recreational drugs, please let us know what it is. (Post a picture, if you like.)

And now, the reason we're all here: THE COSTUMES

Please post to your own LJ, Dreamwidth, FF.NET or A03 account and then comment here with your link and the following information.

Characters or Pairing:
Word Count:
Notes for warnings, spoilers, loving on your Beta, etc.
Why it's a costume:

You're more than welcome and highly encouraged to cross-post to applicable comms and begged to make sure you add your fic to the A03 Come As You're Not Collection. Please tag by year as well.

We've got a week to post and read these fics, although I suspect most will go up in the first 24 hours. BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR COMMENTS. Please comment directly to the story, not in the comment chain.

Ladies, gentleman, and anything in-between……..



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Oct. 31st, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
Title: Fallen Angels
Fandom: House MD
Genre: Beatnik AU
Pairing: House/Wilson (references to House/Stacy, Wilson/Amber, Wilson/Kutner)
Rating: R
Wordcount: 4765
WARNINGS: Graphic references to drug use. Read at your own risk.
Notes: Written for Come As You're Not 2012.
Why it's a costume: AU-I hate AU with every fiber of my being. Bonus costume points for writing in present tense and first person and for possibly being the most pretentious thing I've ever written. Beta'd to Beatnik perfection by _tallian_
Summary: Amber is dead and Wilson has a decision to make.

Edited at 2012-11-01 04:58 am (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
Title: The Fadings
Fandom: Merlin
Characters or Pairing: Merlin and Arthur (implied Merlin/Arthur)
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~7700
Summary: The phenomenon known as The Fadings has always baffled scholars. What caused the world's colours to fade randomly? And why did they sometimes come back, only to fade again?
Note#1: karaokegal is awesome in a million different ways.
Note#2: Story contains mention of off-screen character death as well as reincarnation.

Why it's a costume: Oh lordy, it's a long story with a complicated, twisty plot that tells a story across 1500 years. I don't do long (except for Come As You Aren't apparently, with my 4th and 5th longest stories ever) and I don't do plot and I don't do complicated....

The Fadings

(I'll be getting it on AO3 too, but the coding is fighting me at the moment.)
Nov. 1st, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for coming in a such a beautifully elaborate costume. (I loved helping with the buttons and trim.)
Nov. 1st, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'd been thinking of that fic for MONTHS but too overwhelmed by the scope of it to make any attempts at starting it, until you put up the pimping post and a lightbulb went off in my head-- hey, why not?

I may yet finish the other costume I mentioned back then. With the whole broken leg thing it's looking less likely, but I'm going to make an attempt anyway.
Oct. 31st, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Title: Dude, Where's the Costume Party?
Fandom: Supernatural/ Marvel's Avengers
Characters or Pairing: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Thor, Loki.
Rating: Gen (shocking, I know!)
Word Count: 5158
Summary: Cas warns Dean and Sam that the real Loki is here. And he’s bringing an army. Cue the snark.
Notes for warnings, spoilers, loving on your Beta, etc.
Beta: Many thanks to canyr12 for helping me wrangle all these characters. Sometimes it’s like herding a bag of cats. ;)
Disclaimer: Don’t own Sam, Dean, Castiel, Loki, Iron Man, etc. etc. Otherwise this so would’ve been the plot of the Avengers movie.
Author’s Note: AU set sometime after the end of S7 of Supernatural, after Dean makes it home from Purgatory (and I’m ignoring early S8 canon, as Sam leaving the life and Dean stuck in Purgatory for a year don’t work for me). As for Avengers, this is all based on the movie!verse.

Why it's a costume: Two reasons. A) It's Gen, and anyone who knows me, knows 99.9% (totally made up stat, I admit) of the stuff I write is pr0ny. B) Doing an SPN/ Avengers crossover fic is something I never thought I'd do, but after deciding to jump into this challenge with both feet, it seemed a logical thing to try.

Here's the link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/550961

(sorry, K-gal, I'm finally done obsessively editing this comment. Oy.)

Edited at 2012-10-31 05:52 pm (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
No worries! I know LJ has thrown in some new wrinkles lately. Thanks for coming in such a colorful costume.
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and thanks again for hosting! *bighugs*
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Title: Power Exchange
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters or Pairing: Spencer Reid/Aaron Hotchner
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: c. 1500
Summary: An afternoon of bondage. Not a whole lot of plot.
Notes for warnings, spoilers, loving on your Beta, etc.: Slash, D/s, rope bondage, dark thoughts. All consensual, except maybe the thoughts.

Why it's a costume: Yes, I love the show. I've even written fic for it before, but I've never written these two characters. Do I actually ship them? No. Not hardly. And for the record, I don't see this happening even if they did get together, because Hotch would be way too uptight. It sure was fun to write, tho'!


Edited at 2012-10-31 11:40 pm (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for coming in such a sexy outfit.
Nov. 1st, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It's not what I originally planned to wear, but who knows, the week ain't over yet....


Nov. 1st, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
Title: Greg Loves Lisa

Fandom: House, MD

Pairing: House and Cuddy

Rating: NC-17

Word Count: 607

Summary: Greg and Lisa make love.

Notes: Written for Come As You're Not 2012. Plus, I came in costume (see the icon).

Why it's a costume: It is PWP which I don't write. It is about Huddy and I am the farthest thing from a Huddy shipper you will ever find. It contains anatomical terms I have never used in my writing.

I brought goodies:

Edited at 2012-11-01 04:53 am (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for wearing such a snazzy outfit and adding to the refreshments.
Nov. 1st, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Title: The Best Things In Life
Fandom: NCIS
Characters or Pairing: Tony/Ziva
Rating: PG
Word Count: 258
Summary: Tony's luck is changing.
Warnings/spoilers: No beta was used in the writing of this drabble. Read at your own risk.
Why it's a costume: Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a fan of Tiva, nor do I write fluff for fluff's sake. This is both.

Edited at 2012-11-01 06:15 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for coming in such a cunning disguise! Hope you're enjoying the festivities.
Nov. 1st, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Title: Inevitable
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Characters or Pairing: Myka/Pete, Myka/H.G. Wells, (Myka/Pete/H.G. Wells)
Rating: R
Word Count: 1203
Summary: Near death experiences are nothing new for the Warehouse agents, but sometimes... sometimes they can still change everything.
Notes: Big thanks for quick beta to the wonderful Crazycat.
Why it's a costume: Those who know me, also know that I'm a Bering and Wells shipper, so alone the pairing would probably qualify as a costume. Except... while I generally think the relationship between Pete and Myka is highly affectionate, but not romantic, I'm not opposed to that. I just want them to be happy, and if they are happy together that's all I care about. There are other aspects of this fic which additionally qualify for a costume though.
Nov. 3rd, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for attending in such a lovely costume. I'm glad you could make it.
Nov. 1st, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Title: It doesn't have one! Any suggestions?
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Characters or Pairing: Sherlock, John
Rating: G
Medium: digital drawing
Warnings: none!
Notes: Thanks to karaokegal for hosting Come As You're Not 2012!
Why it's a costume: For me, drawing manga-style is like fuchsia: it looks good on other people. However, I decided to take a crack at it for Halloween, and the result is...hmm...


Edited at 2012-11-01 04:30 pm (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
YAY! An art costume! Thanks so much for coming to the party and sharing with a small, but enthusiastic, crowd. Have some yummies.
Nov. 1st, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Finally done! I'll bring cider, because I had some from the college coffeehouse yesterday and it was really yummy.

And for the grownups:

And now for the fic!

Title: Northern Charm
Fandom: Nathan Barley
Characters or Pairing: Jones/Claire Ashcroft, Jones/Dan Ashcroft
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 3917
Summary: Jones has a type. Claire and Dan are not amused.
Notes for warnings, spoilers, loving on your Beta, etc. Incest! Well, no actual incest, just near constant references to it. Also contains very rough language, very aggressive Dan, and a bit of light dub-con for seasoning. Unbetaed, so concrit (Britpicking especially) is welcome. Also, this party is super fun. :D
Why it's a costume: Have I mentioned the incest? This is my first foray into British telly fandoms, which is silly because I've loved British TV forever. It's also the darkest comedy I've written in a while, which is natural given the source material.
Nov. 4th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Brilliant costume! Thanks so much for coming in something so colorful.
Nov. 4th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
Colorful's one word for it. ;) Thanks for hosting!
Nov. 2nd, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Title: I Carry A Badge
Fandom: Dragnet 1967
Characters or Pairing: Sgt.Joe Friday/Officer Bill Gannon
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 588
Summary: A slow Tuesday afternoon.
Why it's a costume:
a) I almost never write slash
b) The pairing makes me physically sick.

Edited at 2012-11-02 03:45 am (UTC)
Nov. 4th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
That was amazing! Seriously incredibly costume.
Nov. 4th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! And thank you for the brain-bleach.

P.S. I asked my husband to read it, since he's a "Dragnet" fan. He feels kinda sick right now-don't know if it's the mental imagery or because his wife is a big ole perv.
Nov. 4th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the extension, karaokegal!

Title: The Mourinho-Guardiola Collision
Fandom: Football RPF/The Big Bang Theory
Characters or Pairing: José Mourinho/Pep Guardiola, with Xavi Hernández/Lionel Messi bromance
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 5000
Disclaimer: Tragically, none of these characters are mine.
Summary: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Xavi Hernández are the finalists for this year's prestigious Cruyff Prize... for the best Ph.D. thesis in particle physics. AU crossover with The Big Bang Theory. Written for karaokegal's Come As You're Not 2012 Challenge.
Warnings: AU, genderswap, blatant Barcelona bias, a tendency towards crack, and a nearly complete ignorance of physics despite passing acquaintance with numerous physicists.
Why it's a costume: This is the first football rpf AU I've posted, I've never written anything for TBBT before, I'm usually a stickler for consistency with canon, it's Josep for god's sake, and finally, I find the idea of writing genderswap to be deeply disturbing.
Thanks: To jezziejay, as always, for much-appreciated beta and encouragement :D
Nov. 10th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
YAY, you made it. Thanks for arriving in such an amazing costume.
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Title: Control, Or Lack Thereof
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Characters or Pairing: Stiles, Scott, their parents
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2,700
Summary: Stiles develops a way to deal whenever things start to spin out of control. It isn't healthy, but it works.
Warnings: Eating disorder trope fic. Also, lack of perfect happy ending.

Why it's a costume: It's Teen Wolf. TEEN WOLF. And trope!fic. Who writes trope fics anymore? I do for karaokegal's party apparently.
Nov. 10th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
WHOAH! Another great costume...and written under trying circumstances. Hope you are on the mend and get the goodies you deserve. (I'll do a full party pimp post on Monday.)
Nov. 19th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Did I miss the pimp post? I wanted to make sure I read all of this year's great fic.
Nov. 19th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Nope! I'm a flake. I had some major cray-cray at work last week and I was far too busy whinging and worrying to do anything remotely constructive.

I'm off next week and I promise, it shall be done.
Nov. 19th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
No worries, I was just thinking I'd spaced out and missed it. :)
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