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Aug. 25th, 2008 @ 05:00 pm Wave!
I haven't posted here in forever. To be honest, I have a hard time doing the double journal thing and I've mostly been on LJ. I keep thinking that I'll catch up and yeah, that's not going to happen. *sigh* Guilt!

Water damage! The ceiling in our bedroom and fallen plaster, kitchen pots all along the floor to catch the dripdripdripdrops. Exciting, no? *g*

Fandom makes me sad. *curls into ball*

Um, hi!
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Mar. 5th, 2008 @ 11:27 am Fic: "Once He Had Believed", DCU (Millerverse), Bruce/Clark, Adult

I've been bad and posting to LJ first. I've been a bit of a one-note jill lately though with the MillerMillerMiller (as in a snark ficlet and a why?Miller,why? review of ASBAR #9) so you haven't been missing much. This angst fic will be my last venture into Millerverse for a while. I think I'm done. Plus, I really need to get back to my Earth-2 hijinks.

Title: Once He Had Believed
Author: Romany
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Bruce/Clark
Rating: Adult, NC-17
Length: 2874 words
Spoilers: set two years prior to DKR
Warnings: slash, angst, possibly dark, no fisticuffs
Disclaimer: Not mine, seriously. All belongs to DC Comics.

Summary: Clark leaves a message. Bruce returns the call. They do this all the time.

Bruce waits by his car in the parking lot of the train station. Clark never flies domestic. It's summer and the Gotham air is soaked in sweat, commuters dashing home to their televisions and dogs. Bruce refuses the melodrama of the platform, the lobby of route maps and vending machines. )
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Feb. 23rd, 2008 @ 01:21 pm Silly!Fic: "The Tragicall Romance of Bruce Wayne", a Bruce/Clark tale

Only one man has the vision, the sheer strength of will, to push mankind toward a brighter destiny. Yet a vile villain, mistaken as a hero, a false god, nay, verily a craven man and a fool, stands in his way.

And only one man, through the course of years and volumes of fact, dares to tell the truth to the public, so misguided, about this pair, their strife, and our hero's eventual triumph.

A metatextual dialogue on the works of Frank Miller. *g* Completely irreverent.

Shut up. Why do you have to ruin everything by talking? )

crosspost warning: LJ, IJ & JF
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Feb. 20th, 2008 @ 12:37 am Fic: "stricken in the arms and mouth of a god", DCU (Millerverse), Bruce/Clark, Adult

Er, I wrote Millerverse Clark/Bruce. Eep! So yeah, a reaction to DKR and sheer denial of DKSB. ASBAR, don't get me started. *g*

You know, I seriously didn't expect to find Bruce/Clark homoerotic subtext in The Dark Knight Returns. Frank Miller, blah blah blah - otherwise known as long-ass notes, feel free to skip. )

Title: stricken in the arms and mouth of a god
Author: Romany
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Bruce/Clark
Rating: Adult, NC-17
Length: 2611 words
Spoilers: Millerverse for DKR only, takes place one year after DKR
Warnings: slash, violence, Miller's Bruce, not Miller's Clark, dark.ish
Disclaimer: Not mine, seriously. All belongs to DC Comics.

Summary: Clark visits Bruce, years too soon, but Bruce is prepared. At least he thinks he is.

Bruce hasn't seen the sun in over a year, his last memory of it this very meadow. Now he's on his hands and knees, desperately trying not to retch into the grass. He pushes the nausea back, the vertigo, and laughs. The sheer power and Clark's only shown him a small portion, no one human could survive the full extent of it. )

cross-posted to LJ (but minus meta notes)
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Feb. 6th, 2008 @ 01:08 pm Fic: "Focus Past the Pain", DCU, Bruce/Clark, Teen
Okay, I have a zillion other projects I should be working on, but this scan over at [info]wfslash just cracked me up. Superman is injured. It's bothering him, but he's trying to be stoic. Batman notices and says, I kid you not, "Like I taught you. Focus past the pain." Hee! Did Bruce just admit--in public--to his private pain sessions with Clark? My brain skipped off merrily with this. I wanted this to be a short humor piece, but it got a little angsty.

Title: Focus Past the Pain
Author: Romany
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Bruce/Clark, Clark/Lois implied
Rating: Teen, PG-13
Length: 2964 words
Spoilers: set somewhen prior to "52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #3"
Warnings: slash, violence, angst, odd humor, adultery (with permission)
Disclaimer: Not mine, seriously. All belongs to DC Comics.
A/N: Inspired by Batman's quote to Superman: Like I taught you. Focus past the pain.

Summary: Bruce decides Clark needs a lesson. They both learn something.

One of them will go first. And Clark's died once already so the odds aren't all on Bruce. Clark will be a wreck if he's the one left breathing. He knows that much. )

crosspost warning: LJ & IJ
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Jan. 26th, 2008 @ 12:47 am Fic: "Once He Pursued", part one, DCU, Bruce/Clark and various, Adult
I've been immersed in fic again. My apologies. I do owe comments. I had meant this to be a fun, frolicky, vintage foursome. Alas, it was not to be. My brain!

Title: Once He Pursued, part 1
Author: Romany
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Bruce/Clark, Bruce/Selina, Clark/Lois, Bruce/Lois, Clark/Selina, Lois/Selina implied
Rating: Adult, NC-17ish
Length: 5838 words
Spoilers: future fic for Golden Age (1958, if that makes any sense)
Warnings: slash, het, angst, melodrama, issues
Disclaimer: Not mine, seriously. All belongs DC Comics.
A/N: Set 1958, Earth-2, after Bruce's retirement as Batman. He's currently Gotham's police commissioner. Clark and Lois are married. Bruce and Selina are married with a baby, Helena.

Summary: Bruce settles down. But life can prove unsettling.

Clark might be forty, but he looked every inch the proverbial twenty-nine. Time and Bruce's body had betrayed him, the small gray hairs on his temple. Distinguished, they said at the cocktail parties, still a handsome devil. Yet below the caterers and the laughter, lay a darkened and dismantled cave, mask and suit locked away. )

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Jan. 13th, 2008 @ 02:07 am Rule 34 doesn't always work with OT4s. Prove me wrong!
Just so you know, I really want to read Earth-2 Lois/Clark/Bruce/Selina circa 1958, post Bruce's retirement as Batman. You know, dinner at the manor, with Dior cocktail dresses and a film projector showing blue movies. Highballs and Brandy Alexanders. An afternoon by the pool with wide-brimmed hats and strappy high-heeled sandals and white-frame sunglasses and Singapore Slings. High fidelity stereo cabinets and jazz. Cold War arguments and Bettie Page bondage boots. Pomade and hair spray. Cocktail rings and tuxedo braces. Mimosas in the morning, even Clark trying one. Helena in a highchair at the kitchen breakfast table. Faded stretch marks. Flecks of gray on Bruce's temple as he smokes a Cuban cigar.

Fandom, where is this story? I invoke Rule 34 (if it exists, there is porn for it). *looks up Rule 34* Oh, if I get too specific, that means *I* have to write it.


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Jan. 2nd, 2008 @ 11:22 pm GIP, Happy New Year! and Fic Round-Up.
This is probably not the best icon to ring in the new year with, but it fills me with glee! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! See? Look at all my glee!

Right now, I have a feverish Romanita and a bored, healthy one. *sigh* I'd hoped to catch up on all the wonderful holiday postings (such as yuletide and the various exchanges), but not today. But....

Happy 2008, everyone!

Thank you, [info]tmelange, for the virtual noisemaker on my info page! Speaking of her, she's been working like crazy to get a holiday Bruce/Clark fanzine up. What I've seen so far looks great! She's making a post, various contributors for fic and art, each day over at [info]wfslash (LJ).

So in 2007, I wrote some stuff...

Romany's 2007 fic round-up! )

Wow! 37 fic posts?!? I think that's a record for me. And I thought this Bruce obsession a bit more recent, but he's mentioned as a Clark-contender in the first fic of 2007. I guess he's been creeping into my fic for a while, sneaky bat. *g*

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Dec. 17th, 2007 @ 01:22 am There's a button right over there, just push it.

Over at comicvine, they have this neat little set-up (and yes, I am *such* a GEEK!) where you can have various comic characters mock-battle each other based on certain superpowers - such as "If 'X' could only use the power of flight against 'Y', who would win?"

One of these superpowers? Attractive Male. Yes, you get to pick who would OUT-HOT the other. GLEE!

Currently at #1 - Nightwing.

Currently at #2 - Batman.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *wipes away perfect tear*

They both have Bat-Factor, you see. And I'm just imagining Bruce drumming his gauntlets by the monitor, because he has to check out *every* website with a Batman reference, that paranoid man, and just feeling like an AGING LION. And he would say NOTHING because of PRIDE.

Poor Clark is at #10, but he's never been a man-about-town, so there's that.

Of course the "battle-stats" are a lot higher for Attractive Female, but I can't help but think of those fanboys sitting there hitting the "battle" button. You know, Batman vs. Whomever, grinning at "flight" (okay, that's a no), "intellect" (probably Batguy), and then blinking at "attractive male". The sweat! And er, okay, maybe Batman's HOTTER than Whomever. And they push the button. They PUSH it! GLEE!

And they tell me to SHUT UP! It's an AESTHETIC THING and it's CANON that he's HOT so SHUT UP! I would not DO Batman!

*is twelve*

ETA: For my Jossverse friends because we have the comics too: #16 - ANGEL, #23 - SPIKE, #73 - RILEY. Unfortunately, not a single one of the Jossverse women are on the top 100 Attractive Female list.

crosspost warning: LJ, IJ, GJ
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Dec. 13th, 2007 @ 11:29 am Fic: In the Details [scenarios, vignettes], DCU, Clark/Bruce, Teen

Title: In the Details - scenarios and vignettes
Author: Romany
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Clark/Bruce, Clark/Lois, Bruce/Selina implied
Rating: Teen, PG-13
Length: 3063 words
Spoilers: only semi-recent, continuity? what continuity?
Warnings: slash, het, angst
Disclaimer: Not mine, seriously. All belongs to DC Comics.

Summary: Clark insists on labels. Bruce deals in scenarios.

Bruce is getting old. He relies on stimulants more. Caffeine mostly, sometimes epinephrine. In the mirror, he can see the fine lines around his eyes. They’re not from laughter. )

crossposted to LJ
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Dec. 9th, 2007 @ 02:11 am Can I blame Warren Ellis too? He makes me read things! Glorious things!

Well, I've been lazy and have only posted to LJ for a while. I promise to be more vigilant!

I've been busy most of this week with a sick kid. Late nights and little sleep and nothing to do but comfort and waiting. *sigh*

So I'm scattered. But random things make me happy!

Like awesomely it's-funny-now 70's SuperBatFamily stuff...

[scan] No chance, doll--I'm waiting for someone--someone I need like bad! )

And everyone's seen this glorious Apollo/Midnighter Mankissing Megapost over at [info]scans_daily, yes?

But this Apollo/Midnighter scene makes me a happy Romany...

[scan] The end is the beginning )

Also! Our very own [info]frimfram and [info]whatistigerbalm are making an *excellent* Authority fancomic, Off Duty. Only the first ten pages are up, but it's ten pages of yay! I believe, if you wish, that you can make comments to their post over at [info]theauthority, here.

As far as Apollo/Midnighter fic:

because Apollo can fly us both above the rain by [info]groaty

The Business by [info]basingstoke

are both excellent.

Yes, I'm reading Apollo/Midnighter fic. *facepalm* And now, I have to go in search of the the trades. Oh, Warren Ellis, you are crafty!

crossposted to LJ, IJ & JF
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Oct. 13th, 2007 @ 07:02 pm Thoughts: Smallville 7x03, "Fierce".

Fierce: an adjective, from Latin - ferus - wild, savage; akin to Greek - ther - wild animal. )

crosspost warning: JF, IJ & LJ.
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Oct. 12th, 2007 @ 03:27 pm Fic: "Peripheral Vision", SV/DCU, Bruce/Clark, Teen
I'm actually away visiting family. This isn't much. Just to prove I can write again.

Title: Peripheral Vision
Author: Romany
Fandom: Smallville/DCU
Pairing: Bruce/Clark
Rating: Teen, PG-13
Length: 1721 words
Spoilers: future fic, no real spoilers
Warnings: slash, minimalism
Disclaimer: Not mine, seriously. All belongs to Al & Miles, WB/CW and DC Comics.

Summary: Clark says those three little words: I trust you.

Two new scars, slashes across the mid-back, crisscrossing the old, a new pattern. Another story that Bruce has never told. )

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ & LJ.
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Oct. 5th, 2007 @ 10:30 am Thoughts: Smallville 7x02, "Kara"

You'll always have family: Smallville style. )

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ & LJ.
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Oct. 4th, 2007 @ 10:52 am Random (me)mosity.
A gazillion years ago, slinkling (lj) tagged me for the 'random six things about me' meme:

cut for those who just don't want to know. )

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ & LJ.
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Sep. 24th, 2007 @ 10:24 am I left my heart...oh they did not, did they?
Okay, I've seen up to SPN 2x18, "Hollywood Babylon", but I have a few comments related to the episode before that, "Heart".

Here there be spoilers! )

That said, I am enjoying the show and Mr. Romany is on the okay, maybe liking, side of tolerance so we'll be caught up by the time S3 starts in two weeks.

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ & LJ.
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Sep. 17th, 2007 @ 02:02 pm "So what does this have to do with that?" he said, irritated.
Current Mood: amused

I'm off to reply to comments. But before I do, here's something that the LJ auto-post thingie coughed up for me. It's a mixture of fic from 2-1/2 different fandoms, essays and a sprinkle of RL. In other words: Hee! And surprisingly surreal meta-fic.

Don't do it, his eyes said. Think of something else. )

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ & LJ
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Sep. 7th, 2007 @ 04:58 pm I spam for a cause. A few, actually.
I forgot! *sheepish*

Sign-ups to offer something for Sweet Charity (this time to benefit RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network), end on the 8th. But that's Greenwich time so it's sooner than you think. So, go offer something!

I've too much backlog to do that myself. *hangs head* But bidding starts on the 9th. *gets wallet ready*

Also, this is a bit late, but a good friend of [info]sweptawaybayou's lost everything in a house fire. She and others have set up Fire Fic (on LJ), as well as Fire Fic (on IJ) for the LJ-phobic. I'm not sure but I think they're still taking offers and bids even though the comm's been up for a bit.

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ and LJ.
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Sep. 7th, 2007 @ 04:23 pm For the record
I have no opinion on bandom. This is because I'm old and rock out to the harpsichord. Me ranting about it would be the fannish equivalent of "Hey you kids, get off my lawn!"

This is how old I am: I remember when Donnie Wahlberg was the famous one.


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Sep. 5th, 2007 @ 03:16 pm Just another year older.
Once again, I am a prime number. At least in years. Forty-one. Yikes! Now I am solidly (pats belly full of cake) in my forties. And yes, I did find my first gray hair the other day, why do you ask? *prunifying*

I hope I got a chance to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday. I may have even done so more than once if you have multiple journals. Because my memory, she is not so good.

But birthday largesse (and thanks!):

[info]caoilainn and a bashful anonymous person (thank you, unknown sentient being!) sent me e-certificates. Thank you! I shall spend them wisely! If, er, cheesecake and comic books could be considered wise. *g*

[info]lim sent me a fun e-card and the Romanitas enjoyed it muchly. I had to replay it again. And again. And...well, hours of family enjoyment. Thank you!

[info]morganichelle, [info]mskatej and [info]snycock gave me lovely virtual goodies for my LJ user info page. Thank you!

The Romanitas each got me a little something this year. My oldest gave me two pairs of earrings and the youngest gave me a necklace suitable for a six-year old (which she happens to be). It did not fit. "Oh," she said quite innocently as I struggled to clasp it, "Can I have it?" She's been wearing it for the past four days. I think I need to teach her the concept of 'take-backs' and why that is not a good thing. Although, I have a sneaking suspicion that she already knows. I'm not sure whether to be irked by her bad manners or proud of her cunning. Can I be both?

The earrings from my little drag prince (do you know how hard it is to find boy's clothes for a slender, petite, eight-year old girl? Boy's shoes? The skater-boy haircut is a little easier to manage. *g*), on the other hand, are quite me.

Mr. Romany gave me an all-in-one thingiemabob (copier, scanner, printer). I'll figure it out soon. *g*

There is no more cake (home-made lemon by me, free-form icing by the Romanitas). This makes me sad.

crosspost warning: JF, IJ, GJ and LJ.
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