keaalu: (horrified whitesides)
Title (chapter): Remember Me (08)
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: In which we discover that Earth-bound Autobots are watching completely the wrong things, and if/when her family get her back, Skydash is going to have a very interesting vocabulary.

Yes, I am still working on this! Slowly slowly slowly. A combination of work and study is eating most of my writing-energy these days. *goes back to sleep*

In Nemesis’ monitoring room, it had been quiet for a while. Ramjet wasn’t entirely sure what that meant. He wondered for an instant if the brat had actually died? Or vanished somehow – wouldn’t be the first sparkling with the annoying ability to walk through walls, after all. In the bottom of the bucket, Skydash was cuddled down into a ball, hugging her knees. Still alive, fortunately. )
keaalu: (Seem icon)
Title (chapter): Remember Me (07)
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: In which Ramjet finds himself having second thoughts, and Skywarp's plan is discovered by his wingmates. Things... probably could have gone better, all around.

You guys do know how stupid you look, threatening each other with bits of a broken mop, right?

(And I can’t believe the last chapter I uploaded of this was in January. So sorry guys. This should also have been published the same time as all the rest at lunchtime, but Dreamwidth wasn't loading on my PC. Better late than never!)

Whichever way you sliced it, watching over sparklings sucked almighty slag. Ramjet half-suspected this was a punishment of some sort, perhaps for not being proactive enough? Or for some perceived infraction by his trine, so THANKS to you two obnoxious afts for getting him punished for something he wasn’t even involved in. )

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).
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?
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. )

Aviation Flu

Thursday, 14 December 2017 12:24 pm
keaalu: Three colourful speech balloons (Coloured balloons)
Title (chapter): Aviation Flu
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: The other day, I caught a cold. I’ve been lucky and not had a bad one in years, so I suppose it was due. On the bus on the way home, Skywarp came out in sympathy. Misery loves company?

“Aviation Flu” is courtesy of a colleague who accidentally called avian flu that a few times; I used to like to wonder if it was what you caught if you worked with aeroplanes? But actually, maybe it’s what you catch if you are an aeroplane.

It was obvious from the moment Pulsar came online, to find her Seeker venting excessively warm air and with pumps that seemed to be buzzing, that Skywarp wasn’t in particularly good health, that orn. )
keaalu: (Default)
Title (chapter): Future Tense (14)
Series: Transformers, G1-based “Blue” AU
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Where Skywarp flies out to New Vos to avoid Thundercracker I MEAN visit his fellow alien-abductee, and gets a little useful information to add to his campaign to get-starscream-interested-in-this-if-it-kills-me. You can't avoid your wingmates forever, though. And didn't anyone ever tell you that saying "if it kills me" is really tempting fate...?

‘‘Future Tense’’, Chapter Fourteen )

"Keeping It"

Friday, 7 April 2017 07:22 pm
keaalu: (horrified whitesides)
Title (chapter): Keeping It
Series: G1-based “Blue” AU
Words: ~5123
Setting – Deixar, Cybertron. “Blue” AU, probably about 8 years (1 deci-vorn?) before the missing Skywarp finally reappears.

It’s good to have family for when you need to get out of a jam, right? Whitesides just happens to get into bigger jams than most. )
Crossposted also to Tumblr.
keaalu: A particularly useless cycle lane. (Cycle-route terror)
A/N: Grumpy bike is grumpy.

Just the start of something I've been batting about for a few months. I posted a few scraps a while ago, this is the proper start. Not sure I'm going to bother posting it to AO3 / ff.net, though.

Set some time after "Future Tense", although I'm not sure precisely when. (In my later notes, Seem is behaving remarkably civilly towards Skywarp so I'm thinking it's probably after "Remember Me", even.)

Read more... )
If I get anywhere further with writing this, it does progress beyond a certain femme griping about her partner...

Edit: Edited the unfinished junk masterpost to add a couple of new titles, as I started bouncing "Keeping It" around a few days ago. We'll see if that goes anywhere.

Only Human

Friday, 30 September 2016 01:06 am
keaalu: (horrified whitesides)
This plotless incomplete ficbit appeared out of the ether the other night and refused to budge until I’d written a little of it. I don't think it's going to go anywhere and no, I have zero idea of context ^__^ . I haven't got as far as wondering WHY any of it happened.

I have a second idea lurking in the wings – “Nothing Set in Stone” – which is also product of a dream, but that one can wait. I haven’t even decided if I want to upload it. It’s gone a bit weird. (People will probably be able to guess at least some elements of the plot based on the title and my love of puns.)

Plotless fluff below cut )
keaalu: (Seem icon)
Disclaimer: As ever, author neither claims nor intentionally implies ownership of the 'Transformers' brand, or any canon character or concept herein, who are copyright 1984-present Hasbro/etc and used with much love and respect to their creators.

A/N: Gosh, has it really been 2 years? I’m so sorry. (In my defence, I haven’t been concentrating on other projects, work has been busy and I pretty much haven’t written anything. Getting out of the drought is tricky!)

Chapter under cut for length. )
keaalu: A picture of a box of pencils, with the word prolific, to show how busy I am! (Prolific pencils)
Disclaimer: As ever, author neither claims nor intentionally implies ownership of the 'Transformers' brand, or any canon character or concept herein, who are copyright 1984-present Hasbro/etc and used with much love and respect to their creators.

A/N: Sorry again for the delay, haha. I just thought I’d got my groove back… and my PC decided it wasn’t going to play by the rules. (To the extent that I had to buy a whole new damn PC before I could get on with writing. Argh.)

Chapter under cut for length. (teehee, ''length'') )

(Edit: argh, autocorrect. It's councillor.)

Seek/bike

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:46 pm
keaalu: Keep calm and carry on style icon that reads no I will not keep calm and you can fuck off (fuck off)
A little bit of something that I've been playing with, since I saw the prompt "wearing each other's clothes" in a meme. ^__^ (I'm totally not putting off struggling to finish a chapter of FT, honest)

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After working all through the night, helping co-ordinate a rescue after a derelict skyscraper had collapsed on the Rustig border, Thundercracker was tired. He sat in the big chair facing the huge window, watching a flier stitch contrails into an insipid mackerel sky, nursing half a cube of high-grade and waiting for the sun to show itself before finally retiring to his room to get some much-needed down time.

He pinched the bridge of his nose and concentrated on bleeding off a little of the pressure in his helm. Getting all the injured parties out from under the rubble and shipped off to hospital had been fairly draining, and he could really have done with Skywarp’s help, but the teleport had been in a particularly funny mood. He’d mainly just got under everyone’s feet, before finally disappearing and turning off his locator beacon altogether.

It was only a general lack of energy that stopped Thundercracker going in search of his errant wingmate and delivering the well-earned punch in the head that had Skywarp’s name on it.

Calm, TC. Think how nice and cool and fresh your energon is. Think how good it’ll feel to get all your gyroscopes rebalanced, all your coolant lines depressurised, all your memory defragmented. When you get up, you’ll feel like a new mech.

He watched the sun begin to peek over the horizon, blushing an insipid morning sky with a subtle pink glow, and snorted at himself. Once I’ve strangled Skywarp, maybe. He deactivated his optics and allowed the play of morning sunlight across his enamel to lull him into a pleasant doze.

He was at the point of finally offlining altogether when the shrill squeal of outrage blasted into his awareness, rudely stripping away the layers of comfortable dormancy. Worryingly, it was male. More worryingly, it wasn’t Starscream. The blue Seeker leaped out of his chair, barely maintaining his sleepy balance, and collided with one of the easy chairs, already looking for attackers-

The house appeared to be empty… save for the raised voices, coming from Skywarp’s suite. Great. Knocking the bolts out of his wingmate's thick head could wait until he'd dealt with whoever was trying to kill him. Punching the fragger was a privilege only trinemates were party to.

Thundercracker launched himself at the upstairs level, narrowly avoiding crashing into the skylight, and vaulted over the mezzanine wall, already broadcasting an emergency code to unlock the door.

Barging through, weapons charged and ready for anything, he was not prepared for what he found. “What in Pit-?”

Two strangers occupied the berth. A large, bemused, mostly-white female Seeker with blue cheek flashes and a smooth helm, and a small, dark bike, glaring at his hands with a murderous expression in his crimson optics, blazing hot enough to melt sheet metal. It was the hottest, most baleful crimson glow the blue jet had seen in a long time, very nearly bright enough to light the entire room.

Or-… wait. The closer Thundercracker looked, the more he realised that the pair weren’t so unfamiliar, after all. The big femme bore the trademark police Battenburg in blue and yellow, the vivid squares marching up each wing, and in place of audio venting, she bore a rounded blue crystal lens on each side of her head. By contrast, the little dark mech was primarily black, with a smart silver “waistcoat”, and extremities such a lurid purple that it couldn’t be anyone other than-

Skywarp?” Thundercracker finally let his hands drop back to his sides, and straightened up, able only to gawp.

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(It's nearly Nanowrimo, noooo)
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.)

AAAARTS

Monday, 1 December 2008 01:28 am
keaalu: (CAAKE)

(Yes, I reused the same picture that I used last time. Live with it. :P)
Exciting Arts under cut*! More stained glass beasties, and OF COURSE, more alien giant f'cking robots of flying doom (or something) )

Unrelated but related, I'm sending my Christmas Cards to the printer tomorrow. I would have sent 'em today but I fell asleep in front of the telly again ¬_¬ and ran out of time to do the vectors. (Lol, Vectors. Vector's what? And what's she doing there, anyway? *ramble*) But! I shall put out the call for addresses very soon (those who had cards last year, I think I have your addresses in my notebook still). :) Don't want to miss the last post!

* - disclaimer: "Exciting" might just be a lie.

Edit: ARGH how HARD is it for you to spell "NOT" and "YOU" today? *flail*

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