Happy? Anniversary!

Thursday, 24 May 2018 08:22 am
keaalu: (Pulsar)
Title: Happy? Anniversary!
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Notes: Happy 10th Birthday, Blue Universe!

Warp and Pulse swap notes on how long they've been together and managed to not kill each other (intentionally or otherwise). So, Starscream still lives with a bunch of obnoxious glitches. (No sympathy. He brings it on himself.)

OK technically this is a month late, I started posting Screaming Blue in April 2008. But still, 10 years! *throws confetti*

Other links out: [link to AO3] [link to ff.net] [Link to tumblr] [Link to devART]

After a day spent locked in battle with THE most wilfully obtuse bunch of self-serving councillors on his side of the planet – and coming within a wing-width of FEEDING Waveguide all his carefully-drafted budget assessments – Starscream had been looking forwards to a quiet night to himself. )
keaalu: (Seem icon)
Look at this! OMG. 😍

My awesome friend Exie (who is totally NOT a brick) wrote a ficlet that follows on from the one I just posted, with the exception that hers is infinitely more adorable.

Late Nights and Early Mornings

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thundercracker (Transformers), Starscream (Transformers), Skywarp (Transformers), Skyfire (Transformers), Original Cybertronian Character(s)
Summary: Celerity finds out TC has a hobby, and that his family is loud (but that wasn’t news to anyone).

Take the Initiative

Sunday, 13 May 2018 10:28 pm
keaalu: (Pulsar)
Title: Take the Initiative
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13 I guess? Do TF cusswords count as swearing? *ponders*
Notes: Tired of watching Celerity allllways sighing at TC's office door, Skywarp takes the initiative to play matchmaker. It doesn’t go quite as planned, but it isn’t a total disaster, either.

Not sure precisely when this is set, other than "some time between Future Tense and Remember Me".

And additional NB: Lara is a BIG girl – not quite as big as Hardline, but close (taller than new-model Seekers, definitely), and built rather like a brick outhouse. She's... not sure how much she likes being THAT BIG.

Other links out: [link to AO3] [link to ff.net] [Link to tumblr] [Link to devART]

“Grounders,” Skywarp snorted, deliberately baiting Thundercracker's deputy for a response. “Never can handle their high-octane fuels.” )

Drug Dealing

Monday, 5 March 2018 12:17 pm
keaalu: Keyboard with the word GO on one key (Go!)
Title: Remember Me (06)
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Although she appreciates the determination certain people have to cure her illness, Forceps wishes it didn’t leave her feeling like Starscream’s science project.

Reminder: Sepp has a type of motor imperfecta, or improper formation of motor control pathways. Symptom-wise it’s like Parkinson’s; origin-wise it’s more like a prion disease, which is why it’s so hard to find a cure for. But then some machines have a dogged tendency to treat definitions like “incurable” as a personal challenge.

Hardline hadn’t even been gone for a whole breem when the door to Forceps’ home ~clicked~ and admitted a familiar set of red wings. Forceps set her journal down on the table, and watched her uninvited guest approach. ''How long have you been lurking out there, waiting for Hack to leave?'' )
keaalu: (Pulsar)
So I wasn't planning on uploading this but eh, it's productivity. I spotted this on tumblr this morning and I went "oops. I think this is me right now?"

In case it disappears, it says:
"real writing tip sometimes you write your best stuff when you don’t even try or don’t even think about ever publishing it or doing anything with it
you go: imma write this for me and next thing you know you’ve written 60K and you have an entire world and plot and you wonder why you didn’t indulge yeARS AGO
(Audrey Rose B.)

I'm still not really planning on doing anything with this, but it's still productivity, right? And we all know what they say about plans.

Some disjointed notes! Kitty-giraffe is lost, cold, and wet )

Maybe now she'll get out of my head?

All Begins with "P"

Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:41 am
keaalu: A particularly useless cycle lane. (Cycle-route terror)
...plagiarism, passive-aggressive, petty, pranks, and paint!

Skywarp doesn't have a whole lot of good ideas, but when Starscream SOMEONE steals the few he does have? Well.

Prepare for war, dudes.

Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Notes: This year hasn't started out fantastic, from a creative point of view, which is what gave birth to this little short. Trying to get it out of my system, haha. A vindictive Skywarp and exploding paintcans was the easy part; it was difficult to figure out how to start it, though, so I'm sorry it's a little rushed / untidy. I am apparently the queen of passive-aggressive. (I uploaded the rough draft of this to another site the other day; never doing THAT again. I’m only sharing drafts with people I trust, from now on.)

For the record, TC is more immediately worried about getting the paint off the bathroom. Screamer will probably be sullen and embarrassed if they have to chip him out of a paint straightjacket, but he will be unbearable if he can’t use the washracks.

Read more... )
keaalu: (Pulsar)
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: For reference, this is set just after "Needs/Wants". (Which I just realised I didn't upload here, for some reason... I'll fix that later. I actually wrote this around August last year, just didn't post it for reasons.)

Since their little spark-to-spark, Pulsar has started seeing TC in a slightly different light.

Working alone, late at night, in a poorly-lit office, was having a different benefit-disadvantage ratio to the one Pulsar had anticipated, and she wasn’t sure it was turning out to be as good an idea as she’d hoped. )

A Musical Interlude

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 12:52 am
keaalu: (Seem icon)
Every now and then, I come across a song that reminds me of my Blue AU, and I have totally fallen in love with this one:

Musings and more music under the cut... )
keaalu: Why are you being so gullible and out of character? (Gullible OOC)
Can you believe it? Close to 2 years after I last posted something (seriously, it was the 7th July 2011 - I was sure it was later than that), I HAVE A NEW CHAPTER TO UPLOAD!

Title (chapter): Future Tense (chapter 10)
Series: Transformers, G1-based (“Blue” AU)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes, figuring out where you are involves a little more than just updating your maps. Skywarp finds himself swimming against the tide, somewhat.

Chapter under cut to save space )

(Edit: D'oh, forgot my tags.)

Future Tense

Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:58 am
keaalu: Why are you being so gullible and out of character? (Gullible OOC)
I think I already mentioned it somewhere, but back in December I finally joined AO3 / Archive of Our Own.

I have now started to reupload my work there, starting (of course) with "Future Tense" - and because I really, really did not like the rushed, semi-jokey style of the first part (particularly the first two chapters) I'm slightly rewriting them as I go. :)

Chapters 1-4 have been edited and uploaded; the gist of the plot is the same, but there's less rubbish and slightly less horrible dialogue. I'm working on 5 and 6 at the moment. Hopefully, 7,8 and 9 won't need too much doing on them, as they're more recent (and less execrable).

Then, THEN! I should have a new chapter to upload! Woo. I'm working on 10 as we speak. I also have a file on my computer titled "plot reworking.docx", which should help me keep on track with my storyline and not derail myself again.

SUCCESS. I always said I'd get back to this story. Finally, I found my way ^^

(In the future, I hope to edit the worst of the clunk out of SMB and Warped, and get them reuploaded as well. Just don't expect it too soon, haha)
keaalu: A picture of a box of pencils, with the word prolific, to show how busy I am! (Prolific pencils)
Just a little newsy thing: I have finally* got my invite through for "Archive of Our Own" and begun to set things up! I'll link to it once I've worked out what the URL is, haha.

I'm going to be uploading the Blue trilogy over there, first of all, but I'll be editing them a little first - not hugely, and not really too much "plot wise", but the grammar is horrible and the start of "Screaming Blue Murder" is a little wobbly, since I wasn't too familiar with how the characters wanted to come across. (TC and Warp were somewhat surprise additions, if I'm honest. I'm glad they decided to join in, though.)

(* I requested the invite on 25/09/2012. I got the invite on 01/12/12, so it's a sliiight lie that I "just got" the invite. The sentiment is fairly unchanged, though.)

Edit: All right, I think this is the address to use. There's nothing there yet is all, haha.
Keaalu on the Archive of Our Own
keaalu: (Default)
I don't really have an excuse for this. ^^ It's highly stupid and mostly cracky and fell out of my headspace when my alarm clock poked me out of some delicious REMs, one morning.
(In order to be sure I actually wake up, I have to have three alarm clocks and they all go off randomly at 5-7 minute intervals for about 30 minutes before I'm actually AWAKE. For the first few minutes of that I'm still bumbling around mostly in REM, so I end up getting some pretty vivid dreams. I just don't manage to always write them down - which is something I think I need to change, ha.)

And of course, I've dreamed about various Seekers (and their progeny) a number of times, lately. This is one such dream; the approx 1700 words of prime stupidity that floated to the surface of my brainpan this morning.

It's a bit of a spoiler, as it's set waaay into the future of the Blue AU, some time significantly AFTER the end of "Future Tense" (which I'm still working on, I promise! I just have some major plot surgery to do), when a certain are-they/aren't-they couple have FINALLY decided that yeah, they've yelled at each other for long enough, and they've enjoyed interacting/playing mad scientist enought to want to get back together. (Because we all know they will, eventually, even if it does take TC banging their heads together to knock a little bit of sense back in?)

The reason for the little sojourn to Earth is probably just so that el Screaming one can upset the delicate inner balance of the Ark, but didn't count on his own inner balance being the one affected. Thousands of years of relative peace do not negate the desire certain Twins have when it comes to pranking certain jets.

I accept no responsibility for the breaking of brains. Read at Own Risk.

Hello, Chicken )

(Edit: I knooow, it goes very OOC towards the end, haha. But hey, it was a dream, I can't help it if my subconscious does weird things.)
keaalu: (Easily distracted)

A/N: This fell out of my pen after a particularly trying on-call, one evening, when every time I tried to go home... something else would appear, JUST to heckle me. Okay, so this doesn't bear much resemblance to that, BUT THE THOUGHT IS WHAT COUNTS.

I could apologise for the shameless, Sue-ly fluff, but I won't. ^_^ I had to suffer it, sooo I guess you can just all join in my pain? It could be worse; Warp actually wanted me to elaborate on the "alternate uses for the fluff" but I've banned him from talking to me about that for a while.

Study is overrated, anyway )

"Warped", Chapter 27

Saturday, 29 August 2009 01:52 pm
keaalu: (Default)
Title (chapter): Warped (27)
Series: Transformers, G1-based (“Blue” AU)
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Bah, sorry this one’s taking soooo looooong. -_- I am admittedly nearly finished, just having “motivation issues” and writer’s block (and distractionssss). Bah.

“Future Tense” (the third instalment) is kind of on hold, for now, as I’m planning my NaNoWriMo for this year; “Adverse Camber”. It is going to involve a couple of my OCs (Celerity, Slipstream and Firewire) but I won’t be uploading it here as I’m making it part of my own standalone series. A couple of canons get cameo roles, but they’re not actively named, as such. If anyone’s interested (ha), I’ll be uploading it to my LJ (see my profile for links, if you’re interested – “Aude Sapere #3”)

‘‘Warped’’, Chapter Twenty-Seven )

"Warped", Chapter 26

Monday, 13 July 2009 03:01 pm
keaalu: (Default)
Title (chapter): Warped (26)
Series: Transformers, G1-based (“Blue” AU)
Rating: PG-13
Notes: I have no notes. Just hugs!

Edit: Oops typo. *fixes!*

‘‘Warped’’, Chapter Twenty-six )

"Warped" - Chapter 25

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 12:25 pm
keaalu: (Plotholes)
Title (chapter): Warped (25)
Series: Transformers, G1-based (“Blue” AU)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: And finally, here we are in Amarna. And what's that you say? STILL no desert hugs? Aw, darn. Maybe next time!
Notes: I think little Seemy is going to have made himself a bit of an enemy-for-life, here. :shifty eyes:

Thank you all again for your reviews. :) Sorry it's got slow between updates, again - but I promise not to drop the ball! ;)

Sorry Ex. Still no desert hugs! I ran out of room. Next one, I promise! ;)

‘‘Warped’’, Chapter Twenty-five )

"Warped", Chapter 24

Friday, 5 June 2009 08:25 am
keaalu: (Easily distracted)
Title (chapter): Warped (24)
Series: Transformers, G1-based (“Blue” AU)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: And we're off to Egypt!
Notes: Thank you again to my reviewers. :) Sorry I'm making you wait so long between these things, I seem to end up doing about nine things at once these days and keep going off-track. :hrms: I did have a smidge more for this chapter (and I wanted to give TC some more airtime) but I found a good place to stop it. Hopefully that means it won't take so long to get the next chapter up.

Anyway. Hope this chapter is a bit better, even if it is another "talker". :shifty eyes:

‘‘Warped’’, Chapter Twenty-four )

Pink dots!

Monday, 18 May 2009 01:59 pm
keaalu: (Default)
Silly lunchtime short )

(...don't ask me where in my brain that sprang from. ¬_¬)

"Warped", Chapter 23

Saturday, 16 May 2009 03:25 pm
keaalu: (Happy Forceps)
Title (chapter): Warped (23)
Series: Transformers, G1-based (“Blue” AU)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The arrival of the Secret Weapon.
Notes: ...I has a cold and my brain hurts. I apologise for any typos. You'll all be relieved to hear I'm getting close to the end for this one. ;) If you watch my LiveJournal you'll probably already know I do have ideas for a third story, titled "Future Tense", but I'm planning on leaving that one until after "NaNoWriMo" - trying to keep two stories on the go led to my miserable failure last year. ;)

...one of these days, I'll write something I'm happy with. And I won't read other people's things and get too dispirited to finish. Bah. -_- Oh well. On we go.

‘‘Warped’’, Chapter Twenty-three )

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