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kawuli
27 October 2014 @ 07:17 pm
You can also find me/my fic on: Dreamwidth, AO3, and Tumblr

Star Wars
You do it better (AO3) Rey, the things you learn growing up on Jakku
Rey on Jakku (random short bit)
Living is harder(AO3) Rey, post-The Force Awakens, culture shock.
Plant Assembly Procedures (AO3) Rey learns how plants work

Leverage
The Breakout Job (AO3) Parker helps a friend of Josie's (remember Josie the baby car thief?) to break out of a "camp for troubled youths"

Hunger Games
Surely these are the last days
The Rebellion from Below: A series of n+1 stories about the rebellion as told by its less-glamorous instigators (D9 and D6 focused). Stay tuned, if you're interested. (AO3 series)
Tractors turning the multiple furrows in the vacant land (AO3) The beginnings
The line between hunger and anger (AO3) No turning back now.

Smiles and Promises
Rokia, an OC victor from District Six
I wrote an initial version where Rokia wins the 68th and has terrible mentors, found here. Then we decided Rokia should be part of lorata et al.'s canon divergence 'verse, so she wins the 71st and has Phillips (originally from Lorata's Avenger Games crossover AUs, remixed through my headcanon) as a mentor. Lyme semi-mentor-adopts her, she builds stuff with Wiress and Beetee, helps in the rebellion, and then moves in with Lyme in District Two. (AO3 series)

Before the Games/Backstory:
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A Tribute and a Victor:
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Postwar:
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Please feel free to take this personally
Johanna (who I headcanon as winning the 66th Games), her friendship with Finnick (bffs, not sexy), and them getting involved in the Rebellion. Johanna is a tough character--these all come with warnings for drug and alcohol abuse, PTSD, forced prostitution, and bad coping mechanisms generally. (AO3 series)
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Ain't nothing but a family thing
Stories from District Four (Finnick/Annie) (AO3 series)
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I also ramble periodically about my Panem headcanons. I try to tag these posts absurd logistics of Panem (because the more you think about it, the crazier this fictional dystopia really is)

On trigger warnings: Stuff on AO3 is (hopefully!) well-tagged. For stuff posted here, I haven't tagged specific trigger warnings in most cases, although for stories that are particularly in need of such, there are usually warnings in the intros. This is the Hunger Games universe so very often there are references to violence and forced prostitution and dealing with the aftermath of both, including PTSD. Rokia's childhood comes with drug use and child abuse/neglect warnings. If you're wondering if something is going to bother you (trigger-wise or anything else-wise), please feel free to message me and ask. I promise I don't bite.
 
 
kawuli
06 November 2017 @ 11:00 am

(borrowed from [personal profile] recessional, see subject)

1. What’s your first and second most common work ratings? Any surprises?

Teen and Up Audiences, Mature Audiences. I tend to err on the side of higher ratings so this makes sense...

2. What’s your most common archive warning? Least common? Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?

Most common is "choose not to warn" because I get worried about doing it wrong... least common technically is Major Character Death with zero, least common-but-actually-used is graphic depictions of violence, which given Hunger Games Canon is...okay nothing I write is actually more gory than canon but canon is pretty graphic in places.

3. How many fics have you written in each relationship category? Is this more accidental, or do you have preferences?

Gen: 38 F/F: 9 F/M: 3 M/M: 1 Other: 1 (which is.... ah, the maps post that is not actually fic)

Fun fact: up till a couple months ago I had actually zero M/M fics but then I wrote a birthday present for [personal profile] lorata because her OC Alec needed to be loved

4. What are your top 4 fandoms by numbers? Are you still active in any of them, and do you tend to migrate a lot?

Lol well I've only written 5: Hunger Games: 41 Star Wars: 4 Leverage: 1, will be 2 by end of this month because DEADLINES Dragon Age II: 1...which I should finish... Stranger Things: 1

And I just write what my brain comes up with, so idk, I might write more for these or I might end up off in some other direction entirely, WHO KNOWS? NOT ME

5. What are your top character tags? Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled?

Okay well if you included OCs this would be different because Rokia would have 17 on AO3, and some others (like Sara and Zea...) would have quite a few, but I don't tag specific OCs. Maybe I should start, for my own edification. For canon characters: Johanna Mason: 17 Finnick Odair: 16 Lyme: 9 Blight: 8 Beetee Latier: 7 Brutus: 5 Rey: 4

....okay Blight is in there a surprising amount but he's usually a pretty minor character. Other than that, yeah, sounds about right.

6. What are your top 2 most used additional tags, and your bottom 2? What would happen if you combined all 4 of these into a fic?

....omg okay top 4 canonical tags because sigh: "District 6", "Canon Compliant", "Implied/referenced rape/non-con", "AU-Canon Divergence"

so. there's that. I'm not sure how you get relative frequency of all tags, but I use "canon-typical horribleness" a lot as a catchall for many things...

(this is why when I get those kudos-emails where someone's read through a whole bunch of stuff at once I'm both like "yay!" and also "are you okay do you need some tea and a soft blanket?"

least-used... "War Crimes" (1) and "Animal Death" (1) probably? There's some others with one but we'll go with that. And I actually can't combine ALL of these into a fic, but it'd be pretty easy to do D6-canon compliant fic with war crimes and animal death. I just don't want to, because canon is dark as fuck and I like my characters to survive thanks.

7. How many WIPs do you have currently running on AO3? Any you don’t plan on finishing?

ha ha ha ha omg okay if you define as actual works in progress as opposed to series in progress, there's... only three: "Proof that the spirit has not died" (the D9/rebellion from below one), "Start taking back what they stole" (the Rokia-after-the-75th one), and "It's just messy" (the DAII Isabela/F!Hawke one).

I want to finish all of these! The first two are close (as in, I know what happens and it's ≤ 2 chapters away from done) and the DAII one....I should probably play the game again and figure out wtf I want to do to finish this one.

If you count "Series I should write/post more in"... there's some "Rokia gets recruited to the rebellion" stuff I'd like to write for "Smiles and Promises," there's another whole fic to finish out "The Rebellion from Below," and there's a bunch of stuff in Scrivener/on my journal for the post-war series that I will probably keep slowly filtering out to AO3...

And then there's the Leverage Big Bang fic I am behind on and need to finish sooooon, but that's not posted anywhere yet.

And [personal profile] lorata will yell at remind me if I don't mention the Sentient Octopus AU which...oh dear yes I should finish that I'm just...idk.

 
 
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Tell me which characters and questions you want me to ramble about:

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Walking is still honest (11408 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lyme (Hunger Games), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Post-Canon, postwar aftermath
Series: Part 5 of We thought we lost you (Welcome back)
Summary:

The fighting is over, but the war is far from finished. The rebuilding is a battle in itself, and reconstructing families and friendships is harder than replacing a bridge. Sara didn't fight in a war to let the peace afterwards fall apart, so she does everything she can to build the family she wants to be part of.

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Another AO3 crosspost of stuff from here, for easier reference. 

 
 
kawuli
16 October 2017 @ 07:30 pm
Proof that the spirit has not died: Chapter 5 (31942 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 5/?
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, District 9 (Hunger Games), District 6, Normal people make the rebellion happen, Minor Character Death, Canon-Typical Violence
Series: Part 3 of These are truly the last days: Panem's rebellion from below
Summary:

"If the step were not being taken, if the stumbling-forward ache were not alive, the bombs would not fall, the throats would not be cut. For every bomb is proof that the spirit has not died."
--The Grapes of Wrath

The die is cast, the spark set, the flame growing. Zea finds herself swept up in a world she never dreamed of; Sara has been dreaming of setting this fire for years. What can a few people do against the Capitol? Much more than they ever expected.


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The first half of this is called "Sara's terrible plan" in my Scrivener file. So, y'know, Alister is enjoying himself




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Start taking back what they stole (13849 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 3/4
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lyme (Hunger Games), Beetee Latier, Wiress (Hunger Games), Plutarch Heavensbee, Original Characters, Paylor (Hunger Games)
Additional Tags: Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, references to forced prostitution, canon-typical horribleness, Quarter Quell, 75th Hunger Games, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence, War Crimes
Series: Part 12 of Smiles and Promises, Part 5 of These are truly the last days: Panem's rebellion from below
Summary:

Everything still feels unreal and faraway. Rokia can't make it register, all of what's about to happen, and she doesn't really think she wants to. That much… it might drown her if she tries to think about it all at once. Better to break it down, one day, one job, one moment at a time. She heads for the back of the train to watch the District disappear behind her.

The Rebellion is starting, the world is changing, and Rokia is caught up in the whirlwind.




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kawuli
Rebuilding what can't be repaired (13742 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lyme (Hunger Games), Brutus (Hunger Games), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Found Family, being family is hard, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe - Post-Canon, District 2, District 6
Series: Part 4 of We thought we lost you (Welcome back)
Summary:

Rokia's sisters come to live in District Two--but not with her. She left, and they survived, but there's no going back to who they were before. Heidi and Marc never thought they'd have more kids, but two lost little girls need a home, and their not-so-little sister needs a family.

Another AO3 crosspost of postwar Rokia-in-Two fic, this time Rokia's sisters going to live with Brutus' parents. 

 
 
kawuli
12 October 2017 @ 10:20 am
seedlings search for light (1952 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Stranger Things (TV 2016)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Eleven (Stranger Things), Martin Brenner
Additional Tags: Child Abuse, Animal Death, Backstory
Summary:

Eleven always knew what she was for.

A game, a test, a toy, a tool, a child, a weapon.
 


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Start taking back what they stole (9108 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 2/4
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lyme (Hunger Games), Beetee Latier, Wiress (Hunger Games), Plutarch Heavensbee, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, references to forced prostitution, canon-typical horribleness, Quarter Quell, 75th Hunger Games, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Series: Part 12 of Smiles and Promises, Part 5 of These are truly the last days: Panem's rebellion from below
Summary:
Everything still feels unreal and faraway. Rokia can't make it register, all of what's about to happen, and she doesn't really think she wants to. That much… it might drown her if she tries to think about it all at once. Better to break it down, one day, one job, one moment at a time. She heads for the back of the train to watch the District disappear behind her.

The Rebellion is starting, the world is changing, and Rokia is caught up in the whirlwind.

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kawuli
08 October 2017 @ 01:28 pm
I'm going camping with lorata today.

The last time I went camping was on a road trip from a friend's wedding the UP down to my place in Lansing, with the asshole ex boyfriend, the summer after I finished my MSc, before I started my PhD.

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