|Podfic: With No Less Terror Than The Elements, by commodorified and angevin2
||[Oct. 11th, 2010|09:59 pm]
HA HA HA! Marlowe's my bitch!
Title: With No Less Terror Than the Elements: notes toward uncovering Act IV, Scene ii of Richard II
By: commodorified and angevin2
Read by: sophia_sol
Fandom: Shakespeare: Richard II
Rating/Warning: "The sexual content of this fic, though middling explicit at best, contains enough dirty bad wrong that both the author and the editor needed a stiff drink before, during, and after editing it. Readers familiar with the text will immediately apprehend the nature of the dynamic we propose to explore. Others are advised to read at least Act 3 Scene 3, Act 4 Scene 1, Act 5 Scene 4, and Act 5 Scene 6 before proceeding. In fact, just go read the play. It's fabulous. We'll wait for you."
Summary: None given
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Oooh, there's a lot of it out there, actually, and some really great stuff too.thisengland
is focused solely on history plays; ides_of_april
on the Greek and Roman plays, and the_phrensies
is for AU Shakespeare (any genre). Most of the comedy fic I've seen has been for yuletide
, although a_t_rain
, and gileonnen
have all written some excellent comedy-based fic.
OMG SHAKESPEARE AU FIC! I am in love. *cough* Aside from my mad love of AUs, thanks for all the useful resources! I shall have to check them all out.
Histories fandom went sort of collectively AU-crazy a couple of years ago. IT IS AWESOME.
EVERY FANDOM EVER SHOULD GO AU-CRAZY. I WOULD DIE OF GLEE.
By which I mean, it is so very obvious that one of my first major fandoms was the notoriously AU-obsessed SGA fandom.... *grin*
HEE. I am PRETTY SURE I have actually uttered the phrase "Well, at least we haven't done one where they're ice cubes yet." ;)
*laughs* I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. (I...actually seem to recall reading an ice-cubes SGA fic. SGA has done every AU imaginable.)
Indeed they have!
The weirdest thing I have ever done is write middle-school AU fic about Elizabethan poets:
Will has lunch with Ben Jonson so that he can check his Latin homework against Ben's, because Ben is better at Latin than pretty much everybody even if he is just a sixth grader, and he actually gets how the fourth declension works. Will likes Ben even if he's always crabby, and Ben seems to like him because he doesn't make fun of him for being overweight, and also Will's bad Latin makes Ben feel particularly smart (even though he is anyway).
They're busy arguing over whether or not it's funny that anus means "old woman" in Latin when Ned Spenser walks by, frowning over his thick glasses at the dubious-looking Salisbury steak on his tray.
"Oh, hi, Will!" he says. "You coming to D&D this weekend?"
Ned runs a sci-fi club -- though he always makes everyone call it "ess-eff," because only clueless people and the middle-aged say "sci-fi." It's not too much of a club -- besides Ned there's him and Mike Drayton and Sam Daniel and once in a while Lizzie Tanfield. Also Phil Sidney turns up every so often and looks kind of afraid that someone he knows will see him there and figure out that even though he's popular and put-together and the class president and everything he's secretly a geek. (He plays a paladin in D&D. Naturally.)
*dies laughing* I only know a VERY FEW of the people you reference, not being up on my Elizabethan poets, but it is hilarious ANYWAYS.
I have, alas, not done much in the way of crazy AUs. More crazy crossovers, really. Which are their own kind of fun!
Ooh, yay! It's mostly histories AUs, but there are a few others if you look under the tags. Also, there are a number of Greek/Roman AU fics at ides_of_april
AWESOME. AU fic, here I come!