[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: 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: Not With the Empty Hollowness
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Anne, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Robert de Vere, with reference to Richard/Isabel and Richard/minions
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1876
Warnings: Somewhat graphic illness and decay; medieval English attitudes toward the Irish; gratuitous vomit; inexplicit sex
Summary: Nature is fine in love, and where 'tis fine / It sends some precious instance of itself / After the thing it loves.
Notes: Some details are clarified in endnotes. Where history diverges from Shakespeare, I have followed Shakespeare throughout. Many thanks to everyone who offered input and encouragement during the writing of this fic.

O that I were as great
As is my grief, or lesser than my name!
Or that I could forget what I have been,
Or not remember what I must be now!

-- Richard II 3.3.136-39


There were once three kings out hunting when they became separated from their retainers.... )
[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. )

continued here
[identity profile] speak-me-fair.livejournal.com
Title: Gold in Physic
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen and [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Fandom: Richard II
Pairings: Richard II/Robert de Vere, Robert de Vere/Edward of Norwich (Aumerle), Richard II/Anne of Bohemia
Rating/Warnings: R (sexuality, medieval swearing, dormouse imitations)
Summary: Richard II has a very peculiar way of arranging alliances.
Author's note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 on the successful defence of her dissertation.

Gold in Physic )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Mine Honour Lives
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/(Edward, the Duke of) Aumerle, Anne/Aumerle, implications of Anne/Richard/Aumerle, mentions of Richard/Robert de Vere and Richard/Anne; small Poins and Hal cameos
Warnings: Cousins in love, post-coital touching, death, rotting. Not all at once.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Aumerle is unwilling to accept the official story on Richard's death, and unwilling to move on. Present-day AU.

Mine Honour Lives )

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