[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Quot estis in convivio
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Play: Henry IVs
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Characters: Kate Percy, Harry Percy, Doll Tearsheet, Prince Hal, Falstaff, Mrs Quickly, Pistol
Warnings: Swears (including misogynist ones)
Rating: R
Notes: Modern AU (City of London, Eastcheap)
Summary: That was the problem with working with Harry Percy. For some reason, within ten minutes of starting a conversation with him, Kate's brain short-circuited and she was always left either mouthing wordlessly or finding herself saying things like, "So you thought it would be a good idea to punch Mervyn King at the Budget announcement?"

You couldn't really know where you were going, to get to the Boar's Head.  )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Fit You With Position
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play: Henry IV, I & 2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Character(s)/Pairing(s): John of Lancaster, Prince Hal (genderswap AU)
Rating: PG
Notes: Shares a universe with And Follow Your Dreams Down
Summary: Janna wouldn't want you to think that her sister Hallie speaks for all the Bolingbroke children.

All of the old faces/Ask you why you're back/They fit you with position/And the keys to your daddy's Cadillac -- "Adam Raised a Cain," Bruce Springsteen

Fit You With Position )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Bestiary
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Catesby, Ratcliff, Richard, Buckingham
Warnings: References to child prostitution and human trafficking, implication of past sexual abuse and psychological consequences. Also, in-character/societal ageism, lookism, sexism and ableism, which do not reflect the views of the author.
Rating: R
Notes: Space opera-ish AU. I'm not going to use the word "dystopia," but you probably wouldn't want to live here, any more than you'd want to live in 15th century Britain, though for somewhat different reasons.
Summary: Catesby, Ratcliff, and Buckingham are each, in their own way, Richard's creatures. Of course, if Richard has his way, so is everyone.

Bestiary )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Strong Infection
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Henry UST, Richard/Anne (past)
Warnings: AU. Zombie AU. Corpse Imagery. Fire. Tombs. Nightmares. Implied Sex. Richard POV.
Rating: R for imagery.
Notes: Historical age!Isabelle while everyone else really isn't. Sorry...
Summary: When there's an unidentified plague in Europe, shipping over a corpse from Italy just might be the most terrible plan in the history of terrible planning. Then again, who needs a reason to start setting things on fire? In which (mostly) everyone stays alive, brains are a highly prized commodity, Henry looks good in firelight, Richard is Richard, Edward is long-suffering, and no-one wants to know about Hal and the Percies.

Strong Infection )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Unmasked
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II/1 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Characters / Pairings: Falstaff, Hal, Poins, Francis, Mistress Quickly, Richard II, Henry IV
Warnings: Profanity, drunkenness, fat-shaming language, mentions of the Vietnam War, alternate universe/alternate reality with superheroes
Rating: T
Summary: Falstaff wants to be a superhero. Hal isn't so sure that's a good idea.

Unmasked )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Eyes Not His
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Harry Percy (Hotspur), Kate Percy, Hal Lancaster, Poins, Falstaff
Warnings: violent sex, violence in general, AU, space opera
Rating: M
Summary: Hal has a plan, Kate Percy commands the ci-pilot Corps, and Falstaff is a genius.

Eyes Not His )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: These few days' wonder
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Play: 2 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Humphrey Gloucester/Eleanor Cobham; Henry VI, Suffolk and Somerset, Margaret of Anjou
Warnings: swears
Rating: 15+
Summary: Look, you try to run a studio with Henry Junior's name on the deed and Beaufort and Pole breathing down your neck and see how far it gets you. Old Hollywood AU.

Of all the ladies, Miss Holly was the only one who'd talked to me like I was a person instead of a prop. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Betwixt the Wind and His Nobility
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Henry IV, Part I
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kerrypolka
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Kate/Hotspur, Kate/1978 Cadillac, Bolingbroke, Northumberland
Warnings: Mild swearing, assault on a clerk, gratuitous Solitaire, sneaky Chicago reference, crack AU.
Rating: PG
Summary: Kate and Hotspur attempt to renew their drivers' licenses.

Betwixt the Wind and His Nobility )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The sky above us shoots to kill
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 3 Henry VI
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Characters / Pairings: Richard the not yet III
Warnings: profanity, violence, drunkenness, ableist language, period-accurate misogyny, an excess of (canonical) severed heads, raging misanthropy
Rating: M
Summary: Father used to say the rules were different west of the Mississippi. He wasn't wrong.
Notes: Title comes from the song 'Thistle & Weeds' by Mumford & Sons. As per the prompt, this is based on Richard's soliloquy from 3 Henry VI, Act III, Scene II. It is also, however, an AU set in California c. 1875 because the author recently discovered the brilliance that is Deadwood and, if one thinks about it hard enough, it makes a shocking amount of sense.

Father used to say the rules were different west of the Mississippi. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: This Earth Shall Have a Feeling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, occasional others
Warnings: No common triggers. Contains self-loathing, loathing of other people, mild clockpunk elements, dead children, faulty understanding of religion, period attitudes toward sexuality, and unmerited resentment of dead people.
Rating: It's pretty close to G-rated. There is like one use of the word catamites.
Summary: For the first time in generations, England has a king without magic.
Notes: The bit about Edward I attempting to exhume Arthur is real, although its results are obviously not; the references to cramp-rings and touch-pieces are also basically accurate. Clockwork gardens were also a real thing, although quite a bit later than Richard II. Finally, I am infinitely grateful to everyone who held my hand while I was writing this fic and helped me to work out reasonably consistent rules for the magic.

What had always bothered Thomas the most was the bees. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Plays: Henry VI Parts 2-3, Henry IV Part 1
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard [the not yet] III; Margaret/Suffolk; Margaret/Henry; Edmund Mortimer; Lady Mortimer; the rest of the York family; Bolingbroke; Margaret Jourdain; 'a bard of Ireland'.
Warnings: moderate violence and gore; one bit of icky non-consensual panty-sniffing; about as much fidelity towards Shakespeare!canon as Shakespeare had towards history!canon.
Rating: 15
Summary: Kind of like 'Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer', if 'Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer' contained considerably more necromancers, pirates, blood, death, sexual perversion and, of course, Plantagenets.

'... but why not?' The Duke of York smiled, and laid his hand on his wife's shoulder. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: All Soul's Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Richard II (very loosely)
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Characters / Pairings: Richard II, Anne of Bohemia, Robert de Vere; Richard II/Anne of Bohemia, Richard II/Robert de Vere
Warnings: Pretentiousness, horrible exam questions, academics behaving like academics, Robert de Vere's tongue
Rating: T
Summary: Richard Bordeaux sits the All Souls Fellowship Exam. Chaos ensues.
Notes: A vignette from the Crescive in his Faculty AU, as per the prompt. Set in October of 1989, at the beginning of Richard's D.Phil. All the questions come from actual exam sheets. Yes, even the Nazi one. The last two sections are meant to serve as a frame narrative for [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen's story, Reunification, in the same AU.

And then I can prove to them that I do know which fork to use at dinner and you will be forced to sleep with a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Can you live with that? )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: When Great Ones in Their Own Particular Motion
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character[s]/Pairing[s]: The Duke of Aumerle, Queen Isabel, Henry IV, Richard II.
Warnings: No warnings of a sexual nature; beyond that, the author prefers not to warn.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Richard is in prison. Isabel is in France. Aumerle hits on a useful answer and it changes everything.

My son: the sinner; may his concupiscence be every night rewarded. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: And Follow Your Dreams Down
Author: [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce
Play:Henry IV, Part I, modern AU
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure, who wanted Percies + unintended disasters, and who also digs Bruce Springsteen, jam sessions, and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Summary: Kate Mortimer, Harry Percy, various others, with a wee bit of gender swap.
Notes: Thanks to: friends to be named later, who know garage bands in general and the Carolina music scene in particular. Title and epigraph are from "No Surrender," by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band, which seems like a Hotspur song if there ever was one.

We busted out of class, had to get away from those fools/
We learned more from a 3-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school.


Title: And Follow Your Dreams Down )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: O Du Mein Holder Abendstern
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Characters: Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, Edward of York, mentions of Isabel, Harry Percy, Hal Monmouth, Robert de Vere, Queen Anne.
Warnings: Character death. AU. German Opera. Thoughts of suicide. Hesiod. Hunting. Slash. Het. Misquotes.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: No-one can save Richard from himself.
Notes:. Since this is an AU, the timescale and ages of the characters vary a little from canon – also some events simply do not take place.

O Du Mein Holder Abendstern. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Gimmors and Devices
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Fandom: Crossover between Richard II and Thomas of Woodstock
Characters: Eleanor de Bohun (Duchess of Gloucester), Brother Conrad, Thomas of Woodstock (Duke of Gloucester), John of Gaunt, Edmund of Langley (Duke of York), Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), Sir Henry Green, Sir John Bushy, Sir William Bagot, Martha, Rhisiart, Anne of Bohemia, Mafeo of Venice, Sir Robert Tresilian, assorted Entertainers
Word Count: 26048
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I most emphatically am not William Shakespeare. This should not come as a shock to anyone.
Prompt: Crackfic crossover between Richard II and Thomas of Woodstock. Preferably involving zombie!Greene, illicit shagging, and Richard with multiple personality disorder (since I really can't think of any other way to explain the brain transplant between the two plays. Aside from maybe an actual brain transplant or claiming Woodstock!Richard is in fact an android. Which would also work.).
Summary: Steampunk medieval, featuring Baconesque arcane computers, Eleanor de Bohun as a designer and builder of clockwork men called "brassheads,"  Brasshead! Richard II, Dominican monks as "revivifiers," Franciscans as "mechanical scientists" and "prognosticators," and Green (Richard II's lover) as a power-hungry mad scientist. Also contains multiple viewpoints, implied robot sex, one zombie and hot air balloons.
Warnings (if any): First, one marriage between an adult man and a child is mentioned--that of Thomas of Woodstock and his wife Eleanor de Bohun, who married him at ten. From what I've been able to discover, Thomas behaved toward Eleanor as a brother to a much younger sister until she was old enough to bear children--and they genuinely seem to have loved each other as adults. There's no sex described, but this still might be triggery for some people. Second, there is mistaken identity!sex with two other couples as a plot point. Third, there's mention of mind control...which is deliberately creepy.
Author's Notes: (if any) The title is from this line in Henry VI, Part 1. Reignier, the Duke of Anjou and titular King of Naples, says this of the English army:

I think, by some odd gimmors or device
Their arms are set like clocks, stiff to strike on;
Else ne'er could they hold out so as they do.
By my consent, we'll even let them alone.

I love that Shakespeare is talking about a clockwork (or at least a cyborg) army.
Oh, and "gimmors" is an archaic word. We aren't sure what it meant; "gimmick" or "gimcrackery" seem to be the closest definitions.
***
The first two clockwork men were only toys, a Christmas gift for a ten-year-old boy king that its designer began on the day the lad was crowned. )

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[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Fail Trying
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: 1 and 2 Henry IV, Merry Wives of Windsor
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi
Characters: Falstaff, Doll Tearsheet, Mistress Quickly, Hal, Poins, Mistress and Master Page, Fenton, brief mentions of Hotspur, Kate, and Shallow
Warnings: Foul language, references to prostitution and sex droids, characters expressing misogynistic and fat-bashing attitudes and using ableist language
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack Falstaff is a space pirate--but not a particularly good one.
Notes: I have taken some liberties with the prompt in order to keep the worldbuilding internally consistent; I hope that this will be acceptable.

Fail Trying )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Pity My Picture Burning
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aka_centimetre2
Play: Richard II
Rating: R
Pairings: Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Anne, Henry/Mary.
Warnings: Angst, possible crime, allusions to suicide attempt, possible self-injury triggers, reference to past child abuse.
Summary: In 1983, an acclaimed English artist dies in mysterious circumstances, far from home. Fourteen years later, it's time to revisit the story.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to my very kind beta readers.

The other man sat across from him, his hands flat on the sticky tabletop.  )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Not one, but two!

As is evident from the nature of the exchange, both of these fics have AU settings.

For Truth, For Duty, and for Loyalty (Richard III) by [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen - Richard of Gloucester has a plan for the planet of Albia, and Ratcliffe wants to be part of it. Science fiction AU. Featuring art by [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair.

Delirien (1 Henry VI) by [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire - In the giddy years of the early twentieth century, the families of York and Lancaster seem to have come to an uneasy truce when Humphrey Lancaster befriends young Richard York and offers him a chance to mend his wrecked fortunes. What neither of them anticipates is the war that will destroy everything they know. Featuring a fanmix by [livejournal.com profile] cherith and art by [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen.

Both links are to the index pages, which include information about the artists as well.
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Sic semper traditores
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry V
Characters: King Henry, Scroop, Thomas Grey, Richard of Cambridge
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1146
Warnings: Character deaths
Summary: Harry Lancaster does not suffer traitors gladly.
Notes: Drabble originally written for [livejournal.com profile] angevin2, who requested 'something in the Great Big AU, featuring the Lancasters'. Title translates to 'Thus ever for traitors'. I realised the original post was locked and decided to repost it here with the rest.

It had taken Henry Scrope a good forty-eight hours to discover what was so peculiar about Harry Lancaster's latest house party. )

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