exastrisscientia: (Good Relations)
Title: Too Close (2/?)
Genre: Gen, with some hurt/comfort.
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Originally written as a companion for this piece of artwork by [profile] seiko_assasin, but it has since taken on a life of its own! This was meant to be only two parts, but has now become a WIP. I must apologize for how long it took me to get this second chapter posted. Expect more chapters to follow.

I went through a miniature crisis in the middle of working on this, and suddenly decided that my writing was terrible. I even considered scrapping everything! Thankfully, [livejournal.com profile] kiraboshi and my beta, Beguile, were able to show me the error of my ways. My apologies for that; I have no idea what came over me (and a huge thank-you to them for helping drag me out of that funk!)

One final note: I am back in classes next week for the fall semester. As a result, my fanfic needs to take a back seat. I will still be updating, but I have no idea how long it will be between chapters. It simply depends on the severity of my course load. Sorry!

 

Murder? Jim may have a short fuse, but he's not an idiot. )

 


exastrisscientia: (Good Relations)
Title: Too Close
Genre: Gen with lots of hurt/comfort
Rating: T
Notes: Written for this amazing piece of artwork by [profile] seiko_assasin. Big thanks to her for letting me use it as inspiration. :)

Summary: Doctor McCoy is covered in blood, but none of it is his.

Too Close )

 

exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Antimony
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Redshirt death.
Summary: Jim Kirk comforts a younger crew member as the latter is dying. Oneshot, because I needed to write some angst.

Yes, the title is from the periodic table of the elements. :)

Antimony )

 

exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
This fic is a WIP, and as such, I am linking to it on my FF.net account. This is going to be a tremendously long fic, and I don't think I'll be posting it to LJ until it is complete, because I have a feeling that it is going to take a significant amount of time. I just wanted to point you all in its direction, because it needs some reader lovin'.

Title: Sidereal Road
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Kirk believes that the members of his crew are dead, but everything is not as it seems.

Chapter I
Chapter II
exastrisscientia: (Mr. Scott)
Title: Wanderers and Deities
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Note: Complete fic. This is a stylistic experiment. To get the full effect, I would suggest listening to each movement of The Planets while reading. The version I used while writing is from the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, but any version will do.

Summary: Impressions of the crew members of the Enterprise as told through Gustav Holst's symphony The Planets.

Mars, the Bringer of War
Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Uranus, the Magician
Neptune, the Mystic

I must conclude by saying that, in many ways, this fic was researched more thoroughly than some of my term papers! For curious souls, here is a list of sources that I tapped into for use with this fic.

Astrology and Modernism in "The Planets" by Raymond Head. This essay is amazing. It combines aspects of astrology with the intricacies of the music. Invaluable!

The Art of Synthesis by Alan Leo. This is the work that was Holst's biggest influence for composing the symphony. It is an amazing discussion on astrology and mythology.

The Planets - Suite for Large Orchestra. - Just like it says, this is a score for the symphony. It was amazing to actually see the music (especially with Mars). I relied on this for the musical direction, and used that to dictate the tempo of the writing. The musician inside me salivates when I look at this. :)

Holst: The Planets by Richard Greene. - He breaks down each movement to the individual measure and discusses time signature, instrumentation, chord progression, and other themes in Holst's work.

The Planets by Dava Sobel. Finally, something for the scientific side, though she does mention mythology as well.