5Love Goes By Haps: Collected Prompts » A collection of random prompts and pairings, because really, love can never be boxed neatly into a single category.
Shakespeare, T, English, Romance, chapters: 26, words: 36k+, favs: 3, follows: 2, updated: 6/20 published: 8/31/2017
Some Rise by Sin, and Some by Virtue Fall "It grieves me for the death of Claudio, but there's no remedy." A series of character sketches and tested loyalties, in answer to the following prompt: "delving a little deeper into the more moral characters of the play, i.e. Escalus and the Provost, and exploring how they perceive Angelo's actions and the situation unfolding around them."
Shakespeare, T, English, Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 5/14
1 Чего так мрачный? Why so gloomy? "Heavy eyes and quiet secrets, flat voices straining to hold back a scream, an indelible stain on their souls that no earthly love could wash out," or, reflections of the women in Anatoliy's life. Based on the 1997 film Приятель Покойника (Friend of the Deceased).
Misc. Movies, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/3
To Seek A Love: Book 4 » "I must needs to return to the Citadel...and I must needs return to my wife."
Shakespeare, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 105, words: 39k+, updated: 7/9/2020 published: 6/13/2020
1 To Seek A Love: Book 3 » "And yet, the pity of it, Iago. O, Iago, the pity of it, Iago."
Shakespeare, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 90, words: 29k+, follows: 1, updated: 6/13/2020 published: 5/30/2020
1 To Seek A Love: Book 2 » "Hesitant, Emilia reached up to stroke the brilliant scarlet rose in her hair, wincing slightly as one finger got caught on a sharp thorn. The blood, hidden in the flower's velvet petals, welled up in a thin red line as she placed her finger delicately in her mouth. There is danger hidden in beauty, she though, and thorns sharp and cutting ensconced in flowers of love."
Shakespeare, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 108, words: 28k+, updated: 5/30/2020 published: 3/27/2017
2 Huszár "The storm had broken ten minutes ago. Although that was putting it rather catastrophically. On the whole the sky's wrath built slowly, more lazy than ominous in Florence's mind. Yet the tension in the room seemed something living, passing her rudely by to curl around Freddie's rigid form like an unwelcome lover."
Chess, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 9/1/2018, Freddie T., Florence V.
Where None of Us Can Fathom "There had been blood tonight. But tonight his father wasn't here to cup his tears in calloused palms and tell him beautiful stories (not lies, never lies) of Mama up in Heaven singing with the angels. He was alone, touched only by the voices, the faces, the fire- and it was an unsettling thing, extremely unsettling, to dream of people you'd never met." Musical-verse
Godspell, K+, English, Angst & Spiritual, words: 2k+, 8/16/2017, David, Jesus, Merrell
Friendless Rovers Where the ale flows, banter and fists flow alongside in equal measure, in the unending twilight of an adventurer roving far from his chosen road. In which much ale is imbibed, several punches fly, bears perform questionable acts with maidens fair, spells are woven, songs are sung, and a naive youth finds out the hard way why picking the pocket of a seasoned bard is a bad idea.
Dungeons and Dragons, T, English, Adventure & Humor, words: 5k+, favs: 1, 8/15/2017
The Winding Road A half-elf and a Dark elf walk into a bar- bloody Hell, no, you think this is some tavern fool's sorry joke? Hark, and I will tell you a tale of the Wild Roads, of Southern seas and battles fierce and unlikely friendship fit for the books of Bardic lore. ...If I had the books, that is. Think I forgot them somewhere along the way. Co-authored by myself and a friend (in boldface).
Dungeons and Dragons, T, English, Adventure & Friendship, words: 20k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 8/15/2017
2 The Nature of a Lady, or, All for Nothing Suddenly she felt herself to be a young child again, doing all she could to draw that grin from him. Certainly she took as much pleasure now as she had then at seeing the dull gray in his eyes give way to sparkling blue, as the sun might banish mist and clouds from a morning's sky. He was enjoying this game as much as she was. The sight shouldn't have pleased her as much as it did.
Shakespeare, K+, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, 7/30/2017
The Tragedy of King Lear: A Screenplay » Shakespeare's "King Lear," adapted into a film.
Shakespeare, T, English, Drama & Tragedy, chapters: 6, words: 38k+, favs: 1, 5/15/2017
1 Extra-temporality, Morality, and Fantasy "A thin line separates a fool from an idiot. On one end of the line lies the fool and on the other, the idiot. Snap the line, then who's the fool and who's the idiot? That's the million dollar question."
Shakespeare, T, English, words: 4k+, 5/5/2017
A Fragmented Trajectory An analysis of the role of the Duke of Albany the the Quarto and Folio texts of "King Lear."
Shakespeare, K+, English, words: 2k+, 4/2/2017
2 To Seek A Love: Book 1 » "...Why, my dear husband...I am glad to think that in your eyes, I am a woman of more beauty than a goddess. But I pray tell, which goddess might you mean? Lovely Aphrodite?" Emilia flashed a coy smile into the looking glass and silently praised herself, in pleasurable guilt, for the alluring tones she had managed to achieve in her voice. "Ay, you flatter me much."
Shakespeare, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 76, words: 22k+, updated: 3/26/2017 published: 10/30/2016
1 Bloody Christmas in July "Four missed calls in one day, money in his pocket guaranteed, a heart shattered and patched unsteadily back together with ice and stone. Red, white, silver, and green in his hands, rage and innocence and profit and envy- like bloody Christmas, it was. Blood and blood money and blood bonds broken. Bloody Christmas in July." A brief tale of "Othello."
Shakespeare, T, English, Drama & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 1/31/2017
Silence "Silence...silence, the absence of sound, absence of living presence, of motion, of speech…. He had seen, had had, too much of that of late, far too much- enough to last five of the good King's lifetimes of four score years. Too much of silence, and too little of life…." Edgar he nothing was, and would nothing be, for what was silence but the very absence of life?
Shakespeare, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, 1/18/2017
2 The Lens of Familiarity An essay analyzing the importance of modern film adaptations with regards to discussing the effect of Shakespeare's plays on our pop culture. Written for a class.
Shakespeare, K+, English, words: 1k+, 12/30/2016
2 The Disturbed, The Demented, The Damned This research paper was written about three of Poe's short stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, and The Imp of the Perverse, analyzing how Poe portrays the fall of the human mind to evil and violence through impulse and madness.
Edgar Allan Poe, T, English, Horror & Crime, words: 2k+, follows: 1, 12/8/2016
1 To Love A Brother "It was about love. That's what you've gotta understand. Don't talk to me about race. Don't talk to me about politics. It was love. Simple as that." An analysis of the theme of love as a precursor to hate in Othello, comparing Shakespeare's text to Andrew Davies's 2001 screenplay.
Shakespeare, K+, English, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 10/31/2016