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Welcome to 3rd annual "Come As You're Not" Fanfic Halloween Party.

Here's Dobie Gray to welcome you to the party, because when you hang out at the Chelsea Drugstore you are definitely In With The In Crowd

Help yourself to yummies:
This year we're going all comfort food with a big pan of mac 'n" cheese with bacon, chips & dip, corn-dogs and at least two pasta salads.

candesgirl has made her famous pumpkin bread.

For your sweet teeth, the Chelsea Drugstore provides both Godiva AND Ghiradelli chocolate of all types from milk to dark, as well as Reeses Pieces, Dark Chocolate M&Ms, Curly Wurly's, Redvines, Jelly Bellys, candy corn, and all the Harvest Mix goodies.

ETA-A special treat suggested by haldane Hostess Twinkies with Candy Corns inserted in each of the cream holes at the bottom.

Visit the open bar with cute omnisexual bartenders of both genders who will be serving red, red wine, bitters, lime and soda, Jack Daniels, and of course enough Diet Coke to keep you guys awake all week.

Brain bleach and Retcon will be available should you feel the need to forget anything you've seen or done, however codysgirlkyla has sent a credible threat to spike the brain bleach, so imbibe at your own risk. She's also planning on leading an angry mob, so don't forget your pitchforks and torches.

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

Please post to your own LJ and then comment here as follows with your link.

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, however, I would recommend waiting until Sunday Night/Monday Morning to avoid the weekend vortex.

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 writers's LJ, not in the comment chain.

Let me know if you used a karaokegal song lyric prompt so I can give you your extra candy corn.

So without further ado…..(or even Do Wa Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do)



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My Name is David [RPS: David Tennant/John Barrowman]
Title: My Name is David
Author: hllangel
Fandom: RPS: David Tennant/John Barrowman
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 1,600
Author's Notes: THIS IS RPS. That means slash involving real people. There is mention of significant others, as well as addictive and self destructive behavior. If that's not your cup of tea, don't read this. You have been warned.

Many, Many thanks to karaokegal for the handholding, and wonderful beta-work. It wouldn't have been possible without you. Additionally, this is written for karaokegal's Come as You Aren't Party.

Why it's a Costume: This is not what I normally write. At all. In fact, it's earned the nickname of the Soul-sucking fic of Doom. While I have no issues with RPS in general, I do have a problem with RPS involving John Barrowman. This was extremely difficult for me to write, but I've done it. The outcome is very dark and angsty.

Summary: David has a problem

David knew he had a bit of a reputation for going after every woman in town

Edited at 2008-10-31 03:18 am (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Re: My Name is David [RPS: David Tennant/John Barrowman]
First guest! Great job, even though I know it's something you never want to do again. Have some brain bleach and enjoy your comments. They are well earned.
Oct. 31st, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
Title: Everlasting Love
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: NC17 for both sex and violence
Wordcount: 2460
WHY IT'S A COSTUME: It's Jack/Ianto and my challenge to myself was to have Jack say "I love you" to Ianto and mean it. Also-the darkest fic I've ever written.

Please keep in mind my well-known views on the pairing and read the warnings carefully. Brilliant, hard-core Beta provided by beta_goddess and much hand-holding done by hllangel along the way.
WARNINGS DARK!FIC!!! This story contains torture, both physical and psychological involving sharp weapons and blood-shed, as well as potentially offensive views about sexuality. Special warning to J/I fans and Gwen-haters: Jack is fucked up and timing is still everything.

Summary: Jack knows what he wants and how to get it.

Oct. 31st, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Title: Sires & Childer
Fandom: House, M.D. / Carmilla
Characters or Pairing: House, Wilson, Amber
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1500+
Summary: House and Amber fight to be Wilson's sire. Lots of sub/dom sex.
Why it's a costume: (1) I wrote smut, and I hate writing smut; (2) I failed to establish/write an overtly-complex and cumbersome backstory and setting for my alternative universe; (3) I characterized Amber as the antithesis of how I view her, and I wrote Wilson and House OOC; (4) AND MOST OF ALL, I SHOWED UP ON TIME. NOT ONLY ON TIME BUT THIRD BITCHZ.

Edited at 2008-10-31 03:39 am (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I can't believe you actually remembered that...

Title: Shades of Blood: the MST version
Fandom: The Dark Knight, House MD
Characters or Pairing: House/Cameron, House/Wilson friendship, implied Wilson/Cameron, Joker, codysgirlkyla
Rating: Mature, mainly for language and references to sex.
Word Count: 507
Warnings: References to death, spoilers for "You Don't Want to Know" and TDK
Summary: Even stone breaks. And so do authors.
Why it's a costume: I don't do MST type fics. And I will never ever do another.
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)

Title: Second Best
Fandom: Torchwood/Dr Who
Characters or Pairing: Jack with himself
Rating: G
Summary: Publicity agent for himself
Why it's a costume: It is the opposite of what I came as last year and it is an in-joke that only my family will get.

Edited at 2008-10-31 04:10 am (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Title: Built-In Mechanism
Author: Hannah Orlove
Fandom: House, MD
Pairing: None
Rating: G
Word count: 2400
Notes: Companion piece to Left of West. Title comes from the R.E.M. song “Hope.”
Summary: It's the same room but everything's different.

Title: Way To Make
Author: Hannah Orlove
Fandom: House, MD
Pairing: None
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1950
Notes: Companion piece to Left of West. Title from the R.E.M. song “At My Most Beautiful.”
Summary: You can fight the sleep but not the dream.

How are these costumes? They're not, exactly. They're me dressing up in full Edwardian regalia for the fun of it. But I never do that, so I suppose it counts as being an out-of-character dressing choice.

Edited at 2008-10-31 04:12 am (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for bringing your two lovely costumes to the party...and we'll be rocking to the tunes you brought later in the week.
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Title: A Good Life
Fandom: House
Characters: Cameron, Chase, Wilson Cuddy and an absent House.
Rating: Friendly to all
Word Count: 1,500
Summary: Mostly Cameron and Wilson on a beach many years in the future, but a happy future. No death, torture or implied tenticle sex. Not even a rude word.

WHY? Normally I make fun of the poor woman like crazy, so I thought it might be nice to give her a life.

Oct. 31st, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Hey there!**Waves vigorously** It's been awhile but I'd recognize you anywhere! I know we're not supposed to do this but I haven't logged into FF.net in so long I forgot my login. I just wanted to let you know I will comment as soon as I get home and find my password pocket brain.
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Title: Goin' To People's Parties
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Characters or Pairing: One, Six
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~550
Summary: "I've never seen you at one of the Cylon parties."
Notes for warnings, spoilers, loving on your Beta, etc: Mid-S2
Why it's a costume: Cylons! I've never written them before.
Oct. 31st, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Title: Perpetuity
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters or Pairing: The Torchwood team, the vaguest hint of Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 993
Summary:An AU retelling of the last few minutes "End of Days" with a very different, and much sadder, ending for Jack.
Notes: Not something to read when you're feeling down. Thanks to _medley_ for the beta and my flist for the encouragement and karaokegal for the costume party inspiration!
Why it's a costume: This breaks canon, something I swore I'd never do. It's also depressing and bleak as hell, something that most people don't associate with me.
Oct. 31st, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Psst. Don't tell the hostess I put a Baby Ruth in the punch bowl.

Title: Brief Encounters
Fandom: House MD
Characters or Pairing: House/Cuddy
Rating: PG
Word Count:1450 on the nose!
Summary: "Just take the damn shirt off."
Notes: Written for the "Comes As You're Not" party '08. Tremendous thanks to our hostess with the mostess karaokegal and the always wonderful hl_lover for their last minute beta work, concrit, and encouragement! I would not be here if not for them. Thank you ladies!
Why it's a costume: So many reasons. First of all this is my first fic in ages and it usually takes me months to even get a usable rough draft. This was completed in two weeks. Next it is almost fluffy slash and I don't normally write that, I'm a non-shipping angst monger. And finally, it is short, the shortest I have ever written. This is deep cover folks even though you may not know it!

Enter if you dare!
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
*pouts* Who nicked the Twinkies? :)
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
I saved a plate until you arrived. Complete with candy corns inserted into their (ahem) holes.
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
Title: An Open Letter To Deities Of All Forms
Fandom: Spooks/MI-5
Characters or Pairing: Harry/Ruth
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2600
Summary: Ruth is beginning to suspect that Fate does indeed exist. And is laughing at her.
Note: Spoilers for Spooks Season 5 episode 5.
Why it's a costume: Never had the guts to write Spooks before. And it's practically Gen! I...I feel all dirty clean!
Also karaokegal did a great job beta-ing, any mistakes left are entirely my own.

Oct. 31st, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
Whoooo-hooooo. Welcome to the party. Grab some yummies and make yourself comfortable.
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Oct. 31st, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Title: Magic Powers
Fandom: House, MD
Characters: Gregory House, OFC
Rating: G
Word Count: 1775
Summary: Georgia said he was a healer with magic powers - some things are genetic.
Notes: Thanks to genagirl for the suggestion and to elynittria for the beta and reassurance. Spoilers through S4.
Why it's a costume: It's a little bit crack, it's a little bit meta, and it's a lot of long-lost daughter, which I really hope nobody would ever expect me to write. And while he's mentioned, Wilson isn't actually present in the story.

It's a girl
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
*Wave Wave* I'm new to the partay! Hope everyone enjoys!

Title: WaxWing
Fandom: Bleach
Characters or Pairing: Urahara Kisuke x Kurosaki Ichigo
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1610
Summary: A Time For Letting Go...
Notes and Warnings: Be up to Date with the Manga, Character Death.
Why it's a costume: I neeeever write angst...never! Not to mention I killed off my favorite character in this piece, which is absolute sacrilige for me. I nearly cried writing this, even though it's probably not the saddest thing you've ever read.

Edited at 2008-10-31 08:56 am (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
You did a beautiful job. *hugs*
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Oct. 31st, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
Title: Homemade
Rating: PG (one naughty word)
Pairing: Cuddy, House, Wilson (friendship)
Word Count: 16 connected drabbles, 100 words each
Spoilers: Vague spoilers through Season 5
Feedback: Any and all. Constructive crit. is welcome.
Beta thanks to topaz_eyes
Disclaimer: House MD is the property of Fox and this fic is for entertainment purposes only.
Summary: A collection of 16 drabbles that work together to tell the story of Cuddy’s desire to become a mother.

Why this is a costume: I’ve never tried writing from Cuddy’s POV, and I have only done one other set of drabbles. Also, I was totally against the baby storyline, so it was really interesting to think about why Cuddy might want a child and the fears and worries she might encounter. I also stole from my real life several times, but only my sister is likely to know where. :)

Oct. 31st, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
Popping by to fill up on carbs!
Title: If I Never See Your Face Again
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Future!Peter/Peter
Rating: PG-15 (to be on the safe side)
Word Count: 2630
Summary: “I don’t think that I was ever you,” he murmurs, voice a slide of disdain.
Spoilers: Up to and including 3x04
Why it's a costume: Slashing a character with themselves? Never done that before, and to be honest, it still kind of creeps me out!

(And the bonus equivalent of a stylish hat, in terms of costumeness, 'cause I couldn't resist)

Title: Kind Of Tragic
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Gwen
Rating: PG
Word Count: 500
Summary: Jack wants to do her in her wedding dress.
Spoilers: 2x09. Which everyone's probably seen, but just in case.
Why it's a costume: Jack and Gwen. Also known as the pairing that makes me fucking angry. ;) (which is probably why it isn't longer!)
Oct. 31st, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Popping by to fill up on carbs!
It wouldn't be a Come As You're Not Party without you. And evne though it's not one of your costumes, I can't tell you how excited I am that you're writing Spooks. I'm sort of off the show, but Richard Armitage MIGHT bring me back, although Jools is my Claude for that show. Never coming back, but it'll never be the same without him.
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Oct. 31st, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Title: DIfferences
Fandom: Dr Who
Characters or Pairing: Ten/Rose
Rating: PG, possibly less
Word Count: 899
Summary: Rose wants something the Doctor just can't give
Author's Notes: This is very heavy on the angst, but other than that it's fun for all the family. It's also un-beta'd so any glaring idiocy is all my own work. Comments, nitpicking and crit are all welcome.
Why it's a costume: There's a range of things that I don't do in my fic. I don't write gen. I am not known as a writer of het. And I rarely write angst. Also, my fic tends to take ages for me to write as I'm a pedantic, perfectionist pain-in-the-arse. So bring that together into an angsty het-gen fic that I bashed out in less than an hour and you've got pretty much a unique combination for me. Oh, and I hate and detest this pairing with a vile seething passion.

Oct. 31st, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Title: Heartless
Fandom: House M.D.
Characters or Pairing: Foreman/Thirteen
Rating: R
Word Count: 3,750 words
Summary: There are no strings attached, nothing for House to meddle with and tangle up, and so he tells himself it means nothing.
Notes/warnings: Written for karaokegal's 2008 "Come As You're Not" Halloween party. Slightly spoilery for future events in Season Five. Many thanks to topaz_eyes and vanillafluffy for beta services.
Why it's a costume: Because I left my sunny streak at home and come wearing a long black veil. Baby, it's cold inside this story.

He tells himself how wrong this all is, but there’s some demon on his shoulder these days, the one that gives him a sharp poke every time he has to do an end run around one of House’s crazy ideas.

This is how you want to spend your life? the little demon hisses in his ear.

The rest is here.

Edited at 2008-10-31 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oct. 31st, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
OMG---Foreteen fic. You're one of the few writers I can actually trust with this pairing and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for coming to the party.
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Here goes nothing.

Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Characters: Saul Tigh, mostly. Some others mentioned throughout.
Pairings: None, really.
Rating: R for melancholia and the occasional swear, I suppose.
Word Count: 1516.
Summary: Saul Tigh contemplates death.
Spoilers: Hmm. It's after Torn and before Maelstrom in season 3.
Disclaimers: None of these folks are mine, they belong to Moore and Eick. K? K.

A/N: Mad love to leiascully for beta work and angiescully for being a dear and encouraging me to post this. Written for karaokegal's Come As You're Not party.

Why it's a costume: I've never done anything like this before, and by that I mean, I haven't posted fic I've written on my own. So, here's to me not failing in a particularly public way! So say we all. Happy Halloween!
Oct. 31st, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Costume # 1
Title: #1 Crush
Fandom: Doctor Who, a little bit of Life on Mars
Characters or Pairing: The Master and almost everyone
Rating: Nc 17
Word Count:1351
Summary: The Master is a cross dressing, Shirley Manson loving slut, don't you know?
Notes: This is all the fault of ripley312!! I was horny and we were talking Master and Garbage when I wrote it. Yeah.
Why it's a costume: Cracky almost song!fic and lots of het sex (as well as slash and threesomes and....)
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Costume # 1
Now THAT'S what I call a summary. Can't wait to read. Welcome to the party! The Pumpkin bread is absolutely delicious.
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
No fics from me this year, due to studies taking up writing time I'm here as a reader - and to bring you Halloween avatars, like this one - and more here - hope you enjoy!
Nov. 1st, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for bringing the awesome icons. Enjoy the party. Plenty of yummies for everyone..
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Oct. 31st, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Lime and soda for me, please! And hey, I've brough rice krispy treats, anyone want any? *munch munch*

Title: Heavier than a Mountain
Fandom: Bleach (manga/anime)
Pairing: Renji/Ichigo (m/m slash)
Rating: PG-15
Word Count: 1591
Summary: Death is lighter than a feather, while duty is heavier than a mountain.

Notes: This is an angst/romance fic with an unhappy ending (no character deaths). I'll spare you the details and loving on my beta here because it's all in the header on my LJ, and my A/N on the fic itself is quite long.

Why it's a costume: This is a costume because this is my big OTP and I've written them with an unhappy ending for the first - and probably only - time ever. I've always written them with a happy ending, no matter what trials I put them through before they get there. It hurt to do this to them, but I'm glad I was able to do a good job on it.

This is sort of a two-parter for me. I agreed to this challenge with conjure_lass, and we promised we'd write unhappy fics for our favourite pairings, and then we'd write happy fluffy fic for each other to console ourselves. That left me writing fluff for her OTP, which I don't happen to ship. Yikes! :D

Thank you so, so much for hosting this. I'm really glad I participated. :)
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Welcome. I'm very excited about having manga/anime represented this year as I think it's a first for Come As You're Not.

Make yourself comfortable with yummies (both the food and the bartenders.)
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Oct. 31st, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Title: Port Call
Fandom: SGA (AU)
Characters or Pairing: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay (Gen)
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~3,600
Summary: Being the True and Factual Account of the Adventures of Rodney McKay, Genius, and his Encounters with those Fearsome Criminals of the Pirate Ship Wraith. John Sheppard was also there.

There are copious notes on the fic that I'll spare you here, but:

Why it's a costume: I'm a complete canon-addict normally, and am still having trouble believing I wrote AU, let alone a completely cracked AU that's going to spawn a whole load of sequels...
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Happy to have your presence once again. Your costumes are always a highlight. Will read in-depth ASAP.
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Oct. 31st, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'm crashing the party. Hope you don't mind that I didn't RSVP.
Title: Six Times Cuddy Regretted Letting House Anywhere Near Her Child
Author: Namaste
Fandom: House
Characters or Pairing: House and Cuddy, with appearances by a bundle of "joy." Gen.
Rating: PG
Word Count: About 1,700
Summary: A bit of kidfic, a bit of AU, giving Cuddy a happier ending than canon, though now she just has two "children" to try and keep out of trouble.
Notes: Spoilers through Season Five's "Joy," but goes AU before that episode's ending. Candy kisses to everyone who came by my LJ and helped me come up with more ways House could be a poor adult authority. It was amazingly easy, wasn't it?
Why it's a costume: I hate kidfic, generally. Too much of it (with some notable exceptions) veers way OOC. So I decided I'd have to try it out for myself.

Six Times ....
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Honored to have you at the Chelsea Drugstore!

Grab some yummies (and an omni-sexual bartender, if you like) and stick around.
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Title: Time Immemorial
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Doctor/Master
Rating: PG
Word Count: 915
Summary: The Master does actually love the Doctor and it’s a bit of a problem.

Notes: Contains Slashy concepts and character death. My beta was the ever lovely t_eyla

Why it's a costume: First off the style. It’s done in second person (one I wouldn’t normally touch with a barge pole) and is far more internal than I’d usually go for – it’s got no dialog which is a first for me. My characterisation has also shifted slightly, and I add the implication that the pairing might have been one sided to start with. All of which is out of the norm for me.

Link is here.
Oct. 31st, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Doctor/Master---SQUEEEEE!!!!! I can't wait to read this. Thanks so much for bringing your costume to the party.
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