[sticky entry] Sticky: Read Orders.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 04:39 pm
sisyphus: unknown (essence and absolution)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Read First:
Alan: Picturesque Madness, Gentle Homicide, Sun Shadows
Nigel: The Unsolvable Riddle, The Nightingale, The Rose and the Poppy.

Backstory Timeline:
Name and Point. | Gentle Homicide.* | "what the eyes can't see..." | The Unsolvable Riddle*
Progression. | Sun Shadows* | The Rose and the Poppy* | Retrograde Memory | The Nightingale*
A Train Ride | Token | Picturesque Madness*

Canon-AU Timeline:
"Nice Times." | Resolutions. | Waiting | Movement Breaks. | Turn Them to the Wall
Contrasts. | Tape | Playback. | Ashes and Ghosts. | Recurrence | Idle Imagery.
Die Lorelei | Servantile. | sun and the shine | moon and the motions | stars and the world
Drowning Echoes | sightless. | Sound and Sight. | Sentiment and Shadows.

31 Days Prompts:
1. Beloved 2. 3. Presentiment 4.
5. 6. 7. 8.
9. Blvd of Broken Dreams 10. End of Days 11. Final Distance 12. somebody that I used to know
13. tonight tonight tonight 14. Heaven's Not Enough 15. 16.
17. 18. 19. 20.
21. 22. 23. eid ma clack shaw 24.
25. Turn Into Earth 26. 27. 28.
29. 30. like a stone 31.

Raw | Death and War's Wedding | A Rose, a Rainbow, a Name.

Date Night; Passion Pit
sisyphus: kingdom hearts; ventus (point of existence)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: A Rose, a Rainbow, a Name.
Warnings: Girl love.
Word Count: 823.
Characters: Nia Kane, Alanna Kane.
Notes: Despite what might be thought, both Alan and Alanna have middle names.

Summary: In the midst of the trio AU, Alanna appears. Horribleness ensues, and different bonds transpire. Two leave for a new place, a new life, and a new love. A new hope, perhaps, that what they want won't be held out to another instead.

Filing papers. )
sisyphus: xenosaga; rubedo (bury me)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 01/06/15
Title: Heaven's Not Enough
Words: 292

14 )
sisyphus: yu-gi-oh; yami/yugi (a point in joy)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Date Night; Passion Pit
Warnings: Alternative relationships.
Word Count: 3771
Characters: Alan Kane, Nigel Kane, Nia Kane. Plus most of bondbattles.
(Albedo, Nigredo, Ayuzawa Misaki, Usui Takumi, Ushiromiya Lion, Willard H. Wright, Usui Shuusei, Renjou Hotsuma, Illyasiel von Einzbern, Archer, Cas, Saya, Hei, Yin, Daryl Dixon, Rob Ryan, Cassie Maddox, Furude Rika, Ryougi Shiki, Ion Fortuna, Sajyou Ayaka, Fiona Belli, Aozaki Touko, Ushiromiya Ange, Ryuugamine Mikado, Renamon, Ariana, Jaden Keaton, Sarah Gear, Michael.)
Notes: Hello to bondbattles; knew this was coming. Hello to a scenario where Nia appears. Fun ensues.

Summary: Wake up and greet the day. There's so many wonderful people to see. Go take a walk.

Just another day. )
sisyphus: yu-gi-oh; yami/yugi (a point in joy)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 07/19/14
Title: tonight tonight tonight
Words: 3275

Notes: My first failure of a short. Personal fireworks, and the making of them, is illegal in many areas, so I wanted to clarify if that was confusing.

13 )

11 Final Distance

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 02:43 am
sisyphus: xenosaga; rubedo (bury me)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 07/04/14
Title: Final Distance
Words: 326

11 )
sisyphus: saya no uta; saya (born of blood and blooming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Death and War's Wedding
Warnings: ...Gore?
Word Count: 211
Characters: Nia Kane.
Notes: I love my rhyme scheme.

Summary: What a dream; what a delight!

a bored guest )
sisyphus: xenosaga; rubedo (bury me)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Sentiment and Shadows
Warnings: Vague
Word Count: 2344
Characters: Alan Kane. Yasmin Liat.
Notes: Takes place at the same time as Sound and Sight. Has references for Picturesque Madness, Gentle Homicide, Name and Point, and Give, as well as this thread in general. Among others, there are quotes from the Merchant of Venice and Isaiah 1:18. Perhaps this is Alan stripped bare. Perhaps this is only nothing.

You will likely not understand.

Summary: I once dreamed a dream. I thought of many things. Terrors in the night to shake me. Ah, but the shadows keep me warm, the dark keeps me safe. Please, oh, please; keep me in this place.

the heart of it. )


Thursday, April 17th, 2014 09:22 pm
sisyphus: kingdom hearts; ventus (point of existence)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Visions
Words: 562
Notes: There is no context.
Credits to the Cat Lady and Neil Gaiman.

it would go away )


Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 08:33 pm
sisyphus: unknown (essence and absolution)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Raw
Warnings: Threesomes!
Word Count: 314
Characters: Nia POV. Nigel, Alan.
Notes: ...I am a bad person who likes bad things. You'll probably see a bunch of these stories pop up.
Nia originates from the idea of an artifact/creation that creates a mirror of a person, with their own experiences and memories, and Nigel touched that. She is basically an AU Nigel, and would be a fem!Nigel if not for all of the discrepancies. She is definitely her own person.

Summary: Give me your wants-- I'll take your fears.

Irregular. )
[personal profile] coexistence
Title: Because of Reasons
Warnings: Antisocial inclinations.
Word Count: 320
Characters: Alan and Nigel
Notes: For [personal profile] sisyphus for Valentine's Day! Yes, the title is from the meme.

Summary: When two people like each other very, very much...

on a date, obviously. )

30 like a stone

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 01:11 am
sisyphus: xenosaga; rubedo (bury me)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 02/01/14
Title: like a stone
Words: 212

30 )
[personal profile] coexistence
Title: the unsolvable riddle
Warnings: Murder and gore in all its glory.
Word Count: 4625
Characters: Jaden, Nigel, and various mentionables
Notes: Universe based on [personal profile] sisyphus's piece. Contains a few smattering of references as well as a section from [personal profile] sisyphus's Drowning Echoes.

Summary: A mystery is a question.

muscles and tendons feel out of place. )
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 12/01/13
Title: Turn Into Earth
Words: 377

25 )
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 11/21/13
Title: somebody that I used to know
Words: 299

12 )
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 11/16/13
Title: eid ma clack shaw
Words: 949

23 )

03 Presentiment

Monday, November 25th, 2013 11:36 pm
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Writtern: 10/30/13
Title: Presentiment
Words: 541

03 )

10 End of Days

Monday, November 25th, 2013 11:33 pm
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 03/03/13
Title: End of Days
Words: 168

10 )
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 03/01/13
Title: Blvd of Broken Dreams
Words: 485

09 )

01 Beloved

Monday, November 25th, 2013 11:19 pm
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Written: 02/01/13
Title: Beloved
Words: 396

01 )


Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 11:57 pm
sisyphus: unknown (essence and absolution)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Resolutions.
Warnings: Vulgar mouths.
Word Count: 2455
Characters: Alan, Sarah, Nigel, Jaden.
Notes: This moment had to come. Jaden can't always been seen as a guy. And we all knew Sarah and Alan would be friends at some point.

Summary: Cast your votes and hold your breath--there's only ten moments until the reset. So find what you want and hold yourself steady. There's no guarantees in this world--so make what you want your own.

party time. )

A Train Ride.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 03:43 pm
psyches: (beneath the angel's wings.)
[personal profile] psyches
Title: A Train Ride
Warnings: Prescription medication.
Word Count: 1121
Characters: Nigel and Jaden
Notes: Takes place almost a year before the beginning of [community profile] enlightenment. Requested by [personal profile] sisyphus.

Summary: A young man's fascination with a young woman's stories.

pound for pound. ounce for ounce. )


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 04:16 am
psyches: (the purity in caskets.)
[personal profile] psyches
Title: Token
Warnings: Breaking hearts everywhere.
Word Count: 736
Characters: Nigel, Sarah, seven girls, and seven red roses
Notes: [personal profile] aison requested a bit of Nigel and Sarah pre-[community profile] enlightenment fun.

Summary: The story of how Mr. Kane acquired his infamous reputation among Sarah's party guests.

those roses were expensive, you know. )

Sound and Sight.

Monday, June 24th, 2013 11:49 pm
sisyphus: unknown (speak words of treason)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Sound and Sight.
Warnings: Cocks touching. Abstract natures.
Word Count: 2573
Characters: Nigel and another.
Notes: NFWS inspiring artwork is here.
Music is Suicide Mission (Mass Effect 2), Apotheosis (Journey), and I Was Born For This (Journey).
This is the prequel to this thread. A genesis would read that Alan and Nigel married, lived together and investigated the supernatural together, until the age of thirty-one. An incident of shadows much like the one early on in Enlightenment happened again, but when the night ended, Alan was gone. And most of others' memory of him as well. Except for Nigel. For five years, he was the only one to remember. To recall. To continue on.

Summary: Beyond the shadow you settled for, there's a miracle illuminated-- But not yet. Not yet.

Is that how you saw him? )


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 01:38 am
sisyphus: kara no kyoukai; shiki (what the eyes can't see)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: sightless.
Warnings: All that includes.
Word Count: 459
Characters: Alan.
Notes: Heavily references something not yet written in full, as well as Gentle Homicide.

Summary: Evolution has been labeled a crime, while development called as an art. Speak truth of both: Nothing can be created without being destroyed.

singing. )


Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 02:57 am
sisyphus: higurashi no naku koro ni; furude rika (dance of dismal realities)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Playback.
Warnings: Implications. =D;
Word Count: 1147
Characters: Alan and Nigel's therapist.
Notes: ...So I got excited over [personal profile] psyches's Tape, and had an urge to write the scene between Alan and the psychologist. I'm horrible, basically. Also a stolen line from one of Nigel's background stories.

Summary: An interlude; an expansion. A method of exchange and alignments.

And Alan thought, a beat frozen-- )


Monday, February 18th, 2013 09:37 pm
psyches: (this isn't picturesque.)
[personal profile] psyches
Title: Tape
Warnings: Implications.
Word Count: 865
Characters: Alan, Nigel, his therapist, and a brief mention of others
Notes: This is a story that isn't supposed to make sense. References lines from this thread.

Summary: A treatise on why therapy is unneeded and wholly counterproductive for the insane.

the glass piece was blood-red to his pale eyes. )

Drowning Echoes.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 05:52 pm
aison: is a name for loss (solitude at best)
[personal profile] aison
Title: Drowning Echoes.
Warnings: Mindfuck.
Word Count: 8588.
Characters: Alan. Nigel. Ariadne, Lorelei, Sarah, Cynthia, Crista.
Notes: References are [personal profile] psyches's Die Lorelei, Contrasts, and Picturesque Madness. Also takes place in the same world as "Nice Times."

Summary: This is a fairy tale. This is a broken story.

No, nothing had ever been there at all. )

Die Lorelei.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 11:33 pm
psyches: (jellyfish sea.)
[personal profile] psyches
Title: Die Lorelei
Warnings: Language, violence, and Alan's temper.
Word Count: 10072
Characters: Alan, Nigel, Lorelei, and Jaden
Notes: Use of "Die Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine, of course, and other things. Also, this story plays a part. And this.

Summary: A caution to young men--don't make promises with mermaids.

did you think i would accept that? )

1"We're done for!" "We're finished!"
sisyphus: (you are my empty dreaming)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: Ashes and Ghosts.
Warnings: Violence.
Word Count: 536 in total. 137, 203, and 197.
Characters: Alan and Nigel. Shifting perceptions. Should be obvious.
Notes: Semi-response to [personal profile] psyches's Turn Them to the Wall, and semi-written off the prompt of "bells." Should be taken as AU.

Summary: Call life and sense of different sorts. Make meaning of my memory.

lingering sentiments of a life long since passed. )
sisyphus: unknown (essence and absolution)
[personal profile] sisyphus
Title: character study; Contrasts.
Warnings: Zilch.
Word Count: 308.
Characters: One of Alan, one of Nigel.
Notes: I wrote these a while ago. There was supposed to be three. I gave up on waiting for that third.

Summary: Define for me light and life, dark and decay.

contradict in tone. )
psyches: (ghosts of old forgotten creeds.)
[personal profile] psyches
Title: Turn Them to the Wall
Warnings: None
Word Count: 86
Characters: Nigel and Alan
Notes: A drabble on a particular theme, the former being a request and the latter being mine.

Summary: Seeing double.

pattern. )

moon and the motions

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 03:58 pm
aison: despite the circumstances (without what is within)
[personal profile] aison
Title: moon and the motions
Warnings: Not quite.
Word Count: 3522.
Characters: Alan and Lion. Will and Nigel.
Notes: Commission for [personal profile] psyches: "Nigel Kane, Bernkastel, and Willard H. Wright; on miracles."
This is part two of three.

Summary: Of this world, there are some that were never meant to be. By fortune or fate, they've claimed their path, and if it backs them into a corner, it's a fate they've chosen on their own. There are things people die for. For all the reasons that people live.

References: Gentle Homicide and [personal profile] psyches's "what the eyes can't see...".

It changes nothing, in the end; I’m sure you know what this is? )

sun and the shine

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 11:42 pm
aison: to keep me awake (and for memories)
[personal profile] aison
Title: sun and the shine
Warnings: Nothing so simple.
Word Count: 1302.
Characters: Nigel and Bernkastel. Briefly Will. Mentions of Alan, Crista, and Erico.
Notes: Commission for [personal profile] psyches: "Nigel Kane, Bernkastel, and Willard H. Wright; on miracles."
This is part one of three.

Summary: Of this world, there are some who do not run by the rules known so well. Even the rules set by madness and dreams, they shatter, tear asunder, to raise up anew.

References: "We Can Get Them for You Wholesale," Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman.

A pity, Nigel thought. This would be far simpler with one who denied witches. )


Friday, December 30th, 2011 01:42 am
aison: so hold out your heart (the sky has lost its meaning)
[personal profile] aison
Title: Servantile.
Warnings: NC-17. Sexual goings-ons, the between the lines of physical abuse, and some mental kind.
Word Count: 3378.
Characters: Nigel and Alan.
Notes: Prompt from [personal profile] psyches, "Nigel topping."

Summary: We are servants to our mind, slaves to our memory. And it calls as reverse, when one seeks to define it.

References: This Damned thread, specifically this part. Lines from Romeo and Juliet. A quote from Murder Mysteries, by Neil Gaiman.

Touch me. )

Idle Imagery.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 02:55 am
aison: a delay of essence nonwithstanding (lost impressions; faded circumstance)
[personal profile] aison
Title: Idle Imagery.
Warnings: NC-17. Yep. I said it.
Word Count: 2324.
Characters: Alan and Nigel.
Notes: One themed line is stolen from a work of [personal profile] psyches, despite its usage.

Summary: Παντα ρει. Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers / All entities move and nothing remains still / Everything changes and nothing remains still... and... you cannot step twice into the same stream / We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not. --Everything exists in a state of flux. Time, meaning, and emotion are no different.

“I dreamt a dream last night.” )
psyches: (circle to circle.)
[personal profile] psyches
Title: "what the eyes can't see..."
Warnings: Death and all its associations.
Word Count: 593
Characters: Nigel
Notes: This was a play on colors. Not sure how well I succeeded.

Summary: From black, shines white. From white, bleeds red.

colors. )


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:00 am
psyches: (beneath the angel's wings.)
[personal profile] psyches
originally posted: 2011-12-12

Title: Recurrence
Warnings: Ambiguity. Mentions of gore. Insanity.
Word Count: 761
Characters: Nigel and Alan.
Notes: You won't find happy gay here, nope.

Summary: Four dreams in five days. A movement in circles.

References: The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche

Never yield to remorse. )


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:05 am
psyches: (this isn't picturesque.)
[personal profile] psyches
originally posted: 2011-09-18

Title: Waiting
Warnings: Just angst. According to some, unrequited love.
Word Count: 827
Characters: Alan and Nigel.
Notes: For [personal profile] aison. This was a spur of the moment type of concept.

Summary: There exists a limit to waiting, and you're not the one missed.

Do you believe they will come back? )

Movement Breaks.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:57 am
aison: and it all goes away (you glance a dream)
[personal profile] aison
originally posted: 2011-07-18

Title: Movement Breaks.
Warnings: Some fluff. Probably gay. =|
Word Count: 2671.
Characters: Alan-centric. Jaden, Nigel, mention of Cynthia. Cameos of Crista, Erico, Ariadne, Rubedo, Albedo, Nigredo.
Notes: I'm on an Alan/Nigel kick.

Summary: Happy Birthday to you. --Dreams are your mind's way of filing memories, bits and pieces shifting as you sleep.

“Happy Birthday, Alan.” )

"Nice Times."

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:53 am
aison: so hold out your heart (blind eyes see much)
[personal profile] aison
originally posted: 2011-06-01

Title: "Nice Times."
Warnings: Not really. Violence.
Word Count: 3927.
Characters: Alan, Nigel. Cynthia, Jaden cameos.
Notes: This was technically based on a prompt from [personal profile] siren_verses ("nice brother times with Alan and Nigel") though it went far off from where I intended. This is not happy crack. =|

Summary: Speak two secrets and tell me none; I will never hurt you as long as you will never leave. --After a harrowing escape, a job is offered, and in the process, some things are made clear.

It was possible that they were not siblings.  )
psyches: (connecting points to death.)
[personal profile] psyches
originally posted: 2011-04-30

Title: Retrograde Memory
Warnings: Blood. No sense whatsoever.
Word Count: 719
Characters: Nigel and his ghosts.
Notes: This short takes place when Nigel is 20. I don't even know what I wrote.

Summary: Do you remember?

References: Inspiration from Aisle, by Sam Barlow. Also has a quote by John Keats.

These parts are not easily understood. )

Gentle Homicide.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:36 am
aison: and to slip away (fade far and soft)
[personal profile] aison
originally posted: 2011-02-25

Title: Gentle Homicide.
Warnings: Violence, death, rape, etc.
Word Count: 9868.
Characters: Alan, Ariadne, and references to canon characters.
Notes: Notes for shifting tenses, and a lot of reading between the lines. Picturesque Madness takes place when Alan is 21, this takes place from 12 to nearly 14.

Summary: Sometimes shadows conceal what should have been hidden. Sometimes they tread on truths already known. --Change is never instant, no matter what the sources say. A shift can never be shown in moments, and behind the scenes, there are causes and effects, and none of them are what is expected.

References: The Likeness, by Tana French, and Dance Dance Dance, by Haruki Murakami. Also this thread.

You should do something. )


Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:34 am
aison: become reality (for dreams)
[personal profile] aison
originally posted: 2010-12-15

Title: Progression.
Warnings: Reality.
Word Count: 862.
Characters: Alan. Cameo of Crista.
Notes: Timed challenged. Over five hundred words in a half hour. --Takes places up to the beginning of the main story.

Summary: The basis of madness causes many a thing--it is not odd that caution finds itself among them.

This is what becomes of those who know nothing. )

Name and Point.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 02:32 am
aison: so hold out your heart (crush it down)
[personal profile] aison
originally posted: 2010-03-25

Title: Name and Point.
Warnings: Mental deterioration.
Word Count: 513.
Characters: Albedo; mention of Nigredo, reference to Rubedo.
Notes: This would take place after Rubedo was successfully released. In this, Albedo had an M-U session soon after.

Summary: Your name? It seemed such a simple thing, to forget.

Too late. )
aison: close your eyes to defend (in my forgotten world)
[personal profile] aison
originally posted: 2009-10-19

Title: Picturesque Madness
Word Count: 6091.
Warnings: R+ for passing mentions of family murder, child abuse, and rape. Also Albedo type insanity, obv.
Characters: Alan, Crista, Erico, cameo of Nigel. Flashback with Rubedo/Junior; mentions of Angel if you squint, Citrine if you read into it, and Sakura.
Notes: For Damned's '09 oktoberfest. I didn't even mean to do this. I wrote it really randomly. >_>; And know nothing about college. =D

Summary: You only hurt what you love, and if you love nothing? Maybe that means you'll end up tied to destruction. --Nearly nine years gone, a simple class assignment leads to a life search and life loss, and nothing is what is seems when there's nothing really there.

References: Cold Colors from Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman; the Epic of Gilgamesh; Borderland by Terri Windling; Unforgiven by Metallica played by Apocalyptica; Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats; Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Also this thread in particular.

And then things will be simple once again. )


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