pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry I'm not closing the gaps between these chapters the way I'd hoped. Still- plugging along, and we're very close to the ending now. Only a few more chapters to go now, and thank you to everyone who's been sticking with it. I really appreciate you putting up with how slow I am to update!

As always, gracious thanks go to [info] - personalevil_whimsey for her invaluable insights and assistance. My second set of eyes; I trust them more than my own. Thank you, dear!


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'Fucking awful.' )

eeee...

May. 20th, 2009 07:09 pm
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THE ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME


I have never played one of these before. Should be interesting... or nerve-wracking! ;)
pandora_culpa: (Ed golden eye)
Title: Something Beautiful
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pandoraculpa
Word Count: 677
Rating: PG
Characters: Tucker, cameo by Ed
Summary: He wanted to make something beautiful.
Warnings: Spoilers for manga chapter 6 and original anime episode 7- but if you haven't read/seen those already, one wonders why you're reading fanfic in the first place. ;)
A/N: I wasn't hugely satisfied with this, seeing as how it was mostly an exercise to blow off the end-of-story jitters I'm experiencing on another project, but it seems that other people were. First place for [livejournal.com profile] fma_fic_contest's Chimera prompt! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] truths_in_lies for the read-over.



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The most beautiful thing he'd ever seen. )
pandora_culpa: (Ed golden eye)
Title: So Comes the Rain
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pandoraculpa
Word Count: 480
Rating: PG?
Characters: Edward Elric
Summary: Edward cannot trust the rain.
Warnings: Spoilers for chapters 6 and 43 of the manga.
A/N: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] fma_fic_contest, for the prompt 'rain'. First place winner, ee! Must thank [livejournal.com profile] truths_in_lies for once again being my second set of eyes on this piece.



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Edward cannot bring himself to trust the rain. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Well hey, look! Less than two months! *grins* Though I was really hoping to get this out yesterday, sigh... But it's here now, and the writing process is starting to move a little faster as we draw closer to the end. Can't guarantee how fast the next chapter will post, but I'm already working on it, and the remaining chapters are fairly well planned, so we'll see how it goes. Massive appreciative thanks go once again to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, for putting up with my writer's neuroses and crazed emails on the subject, as well as her inspired essays on story structure. I couldn't do this without you, dear! *hugs*


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It's like he doesn't even want to be happy anymore. )
pandora_culpa: (Ed golden eye)
Title: The Lieutenant's Reply To the Insubordinate
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pandoraculpa
Word Count: 249
Rating: G-ish (good grief, there's not even foul language!)
Characters: Havoc, Breda, and...
Summary: It really is for the best to do as you're told.
A/N: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] fma_fic_contest, for the prompt 'giving orders.' Won second place! And I really can see this happening. Hee! Thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] truths_in_lies for her handy dandy beta job. :)



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'She's gonna kill you, y'know.' )
pandora_culpa: (Ed golden eye)
Title: No Absolution
Theme Prompt: Sin
Word Count: 589
Rating: PG
Characters: Roy Mustang
Summary: The war is over.
A/N: Written for and reposted from [livejournal.com profile] fma_fic_contest. My favorite facet of Roy to explore, because I am evil and love to abuse this wonderful character. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] truths_in_lies for the quickie beta.

The war is over, and the quiet is appalling. )
pandora_culpa: (Ed golden eye)
So the other day, I requested some writing prompts from my flist- a character or pairing, and a word. No minimum/maximum words, but just something to play with.

Here's round 1 of the results:

prompt ficlets, ahoy! )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Good grief, it's been forever, hasn't it? But my horrible move and this chapter are finally complete, and don't I just feel like cheering! Very long one, too, even longer than the last one, so that's part of the reason it took so long to complete. And as always, I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey for being a superlative beta, my constant cheerleader, and a paragon of patience as I whined and cried and bitched about the writing process. But I'll shut up now; I'm sure you're more interested in reading than listening to my blather. Sorry about the wait- I hope it won't be so long before the next one's ready!


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He understands that silent suffering all too well. )
pandora_culpa: (Default)
Title: The Best Kept Secret In Central City (or Colonel Mustang Used To Be a Lucky Bastard)

Rating: PG (13ish?) for swearing

Pairings: None. Perfectly gen

Summary: Central City is freezing, the Military Headquarters has lost heat, and Colonel Mustang is keeping a secret.


A/N: Okay, for god's sake, don't take this thing seriously. It is a silly, silly bit of writing. It began in June of last year when it was blazing hot, the Fahrenheit 107 challenge concocted by [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey to distract from the obscene temperatures, as well as to spur on the Muse. I concluded it in just the past few days, while it was pretty damn cold, as another exercise in getting the words flowing again after a huge move. It's little more than a situation-prompt, where I shook all the characters out of their boxes and told them 'go have fun'. As such, it's absurd.

Half writing exercise, half crack, unbeta-ed (except for a read-through and general thumbs up, keep going)- don't expect any miracles. This is not Rusted Dawn. This is about as far from Rusted Dawn as it gets. People might be slightly OOC (don't care), the set-up is ridiculous (don't care); this is about as polished as I expect the silly thing will ever be.

Those caveats aside, it was pretty damn fun to write in places. I was snickering rather hard as I wrote some sections, and I hope it'll provide you with at least a bit of amusement as well.

On to the story... )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.


A/N: Oh my god, I'm really sorry this took so long. This was a hellaciously difficult chapter to write; so much had to be tuned just so, and I didn't want to skimp for speed. It's also HUGE- nearly twice the length of my usual chapters- so I hope that that in part makes up for both the length of time between postings, and the awful way in which the last chapter concluded. And as usual, so, so, so many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, who not only continues to give me the best commentary I can imagine, but has also been a frickin' godsend when it comes to fast turn-arounds. Above and beyond the call of duty, no lie. And she's a saint for putting up with my whining and fretting over this story.

I almost wasn't able to get this story up today. SERIOUS snowstorm hitting Buffalo right now. I also want to let you all know that the next installment may take a while. Right after the holidays I'll be moving, and while I won't stop writing every chance I get, with the packing and traveling and all it's going to seriously hink up my schedule. So I apologize in advance for that.

And you're probably a lot more interested in reading the chapter than anything else I have to say, so I'm shutting up now. ;)


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It's just so hard to care anymore. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry for any delays! My internet is currently out at home, so it's only by the good graces of the ‎Cheektowaga Public Library system that I'm able to post at all. (The libraries are my best friends right ‎now!) But at the moment I'm counting the lack of connectivity as a boon, because I've been able to ‎focus on the writing without any distractions. And believe me, this chapter needed precisely that! As ‎usual, massive, enormous glomping thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, whose feedback on this ‎story is of more assistance than I can ever describe. ‎

And yes, I'm evil. I realize this. I'm sorry.


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Breda sounds exhausted, though businesslike as ever. 'It's a mess up there, sir,' he says by ‎way of greeting. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall, sex mentioned here, but nothing explicit

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

Warnings: OMG HET! Well, a wee dash of it. And lots of angst, but hey- have you been reading this story? *laughs* Also warnings for OMGPLOT.

A/N: Massive, massive thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey for hanging with me through the boatloads of revisions on that last scene. Seriously- amazing, wonderful beta, and I couldn't be more grateful that she puts up with me.

Things are getting interesting now...


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'It's a fucking cult,' Fullmetal snarls through the telephone. 'It's goddamn disgusting.' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall, but nothing too explicit here

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Even when she's on vacation and out of town, [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey is my fucking hero. She wins at life, and I will be gift-wrapping it for her shortly.

I have been waiting and waiting to get to this part! And the segments yet to come, but it all begins here. *evil laugh* I am beside myself with joy. And I sure hope everyone else enjoys this as well. :D


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'I want a mission.' )
pandora_culpa: (Default)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry about the wait! But geez, I think I gave myself a brain-hernia, getting this segment done. Please be patient as I slog through what's yet to come; weekly updates are unlikely, but I will still endeavor to get them out as quickly as possible. And as a matter of fact, although this particular chunk comes late, it's ridiculously long, so hopefully you can take some consolation from that.

Also, and as always, massive thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey. She's so amazing- I couldn't get through this without her- and her patience with my obsession is nothing short of a miracle to me. Thanks for not throwing things at my head, sweetie! Thanks are also extended to [livejournal.com profile] thunderemerald, my Grammar Guru, who taught me a thing or two about gerunds and reminded me not to mix my metaphors. :)


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'Bad weekend,' he grumbles, reaching for the coffee. 'Haven't slept well in days.' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: PG, this segment. NC-17 overall.

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry about the tardiness of the update. Not only have I finally caught up to myself on the writing, but I've also been Life's chew toy this past week. Illness, fucked up car, other meltdowns and just being generally busy. So... apologies. And future updates may also come a little slower than they have in the past, although I shall keep striving as best I can to get them out as quickly as I can.

A multitude of thanks, as always, go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, who consistently gives me amazing, detailed feedback and suggestions, despite her own busy schedule and writing projects. And all I seem to offer in return are lewd suggestions about bishounen in shorts. And sometimes foxes. But not in shorts. It's... complicated. (Sometimes bendy, too, but let's not go there.)


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'It would have been nice,' he drawls quietly, choosing careful, innocuous words, 'to have known where you were going before you disappeared.' )

New Art!!

Sep. 26th, 2008 08:35 pm
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Okay... I'm gonna admit, I'm really happy with this one. And this is rare; usually, by the time I'm done with a piece of art, I'm absolutely fed up with it. But this one... yeah. I like it. My feelings may change once I've had some time away from it (time always lends new perspectives to art of any sort), but for now I'm proud of it, and want to show it off. :D

I am not, however, posting it directly to the journal, because it's HUGE! So the link goes to DeviantArt instead.


Title: Foreplay
Pairing: Ed/Roy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Boykissing, and tight pants

(the song I'm listening to right now goes with this picture *so* well- I'm a highschool lover, and you're my favorite flavor...)

follow the linky to DeviantArt!


I used a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet to create this- BEST! TOOL! EVER!! Took me somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-15 hours to complete. Whee!
pandora_culpa: (Ed golden eye)
So today- which was to have been a big writing day for me- I got sucked into yet another illustration. And this one, I really kinda like. A lot of work went into it- research, among other things. I swear, to be a fanartist for FMA, one almost needs to be a mechanical engineer, in order to draw Ed's automail correctly. I don't know how Arakawa does it, but she must be a frickin' genius.

Anyhoo, I hunted down a bunch of other artwork (mostly Arakawa's, but some fanart) as source material, then hunted down a whole 'nother batch for Roy's uniform, and this is what I came up with.

And for the record, I don't know what's gotten into Ed. But I'm guessing that kissing will soon follow.

Ed and Roy )

My shading is still mostly awful. I'll need to work on that.
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Well... in lieu of writing this afternoon (which I really ought to have been doing), I opted to waste time in an entirely different manner. I drew. Though of course, being obsessed as I am, I still drew Rusted Dawn, even if I wasn't writing it.

Silly, one-track mind o'mine. Heh.

At any rate, there are things I'm not so pleased about in this illustration, but also things I like greatly. I like Ed's braid. I dislike Roy's posture. The shading is atrocious.

Now ask me if I can be arsed to clean it all up.

Yeah. You got that right.

So anyhoo... here's my interpretation of the morning in Estmont, from the most recent segment of Rusted Dawn.

...he's unprepared to wake this way, with the distance between them closed, and Edward's head on his pillow. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17, or at least kinda close.

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

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A/N: Many apologies for the Scene of Godawful Suck at the end of this segment. I rewrote it something like four times, and still hate it passionately, but this is likely the best I can make it without letting it sit for a month and coming back to it fresh. And even then, I probably wouldn't like it very much, and would just bitch and cry and whine about having to deal with it again. [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey deserves so much credit, because without her, it would be absolutely dreadful. Such a mess. I'm so unhappy.

So... here it is. I'm moving on. Please don't hate me; I'm really sorry.


'Miss me so much?' he drawls, gold eyes dull and flat, and even his humor sounds forced. )
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