[identity profile] gileonnen.livejournal.com
Title: Here's a Health to the Company
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, 1 Henry IV
Recipients: [livejournal.com profile] faithhopetricks and [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hal/Hotspur
Warnings: Wine, women, and hatesex song.
Rating: R for dodgy garment history, as well as Ennodius quotations and the illustration thereof.
Summary: In an abstract sense, Hal was aware that a prince ought to be present at his father's triumphal tournaments.
Notes: Written in response to Histories Ficathon Madness, in a fit of (what else?) madness. Intended purely for delight rather than education; sorry this was a trifle late.

Here's a Health to the Company )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
For your convenience and reading pleasure, an index to the fics posted in this year's ficathon. Any Histories Ficathon Madness fics posted will be added to the list (and you don't have to send them to us now; you can post them yourself).

You will note, too, the names of the authors in this post. YAY NO-LONGER-MYSTERY AUTHORS.

Oh, these are the stories in my ficathon, in my ficathon, in my ficatho-on! These are the stories in my ficathon! They're the stories that kick lots of ass! )

Richard II is clearly the big star of this year's ficathon, which makes me very, very happy, especially since the lack of Richard II fic in the world was a major impetus for starting this ficathon in the first place.

Also, one of these days I am totally going to do an "All the Histories Fic on the Web" index. Just because.
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Now that most of the official fics (save one) have been posted, it's time for HISTORIES FICATHON MADNESS.

The way that works is as follows: I'm posting all the unclaimed prompts from the ficathon below. If you want to write one of them, go ahead and do so, and then send it to me (strangebrooch AT gmail DOT com) or to [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire (lareinenoire AT gmail DOT com). Basically it's like NYR for Yuletide. Please include the standard header info in your submission.

Also, HFM fics can be of any length, and you don't have to have signed up to participate, nor does defaulting (with or without notice) on a previous ficathon affect your ability to take part. There's no deadline; if you get a submission in before the reveal (next week) it'll go up anonymously; if not, author info will go up with the post (or I guess you could just post it yourself in that case).

And now, the requests! )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Sans peur et sans reproche
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry V
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred
Characters/Pairings: Constable of France
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: A disease in the blood, some whispered. A curse on the house of Valois. Perhaps that was what had brought the English, for, surely, the son of a man who had murdered an anointed King should have been struck down long ere this.
Notes: Your proper fic will be up shortly. We just wanted to make sure everybody got something today.

The rain, which had plagued them ever since their departure from Péronne, had finally spent itself, content to spit a few fitful drops every now and again across the camp. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: To pluck bright honor from the top of the world, Ma
Author: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Rating: 15 (for swears)
Pairings: Hotspur/Kate, kind of Hotspur/Douglas
Warnings: Guns and liquor
Summary: IF Hotspur were a police commander in the 1930s, AND also everyone in the story were genderswapped, THEN he might look like Katharine Hepburn, and anachronisms and tacked-on happy endings would probably abound.
Author's note: Shakespeare condensed characters from the history, and I've condensed characters from the Shakespeare! Another few rounds of this and Hotspur will be the only character in the entire story.

It wasn't raining during the medal ceremony, for once, although the promise of it was heavy enough in the air to make Harriet's hair frizz under her blue cap. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Unexpected
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Henry Bolingbroke, Richard/others (implied)
Warnings: M/M sex, 2nd person POV
Rating: R
Summary: You remember when you were his favorite, and he yours.

Richard is tall. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: The Booke of Oure Foundresses

Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Play: Henry VI Part 2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] roz_mcclure
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret/Suffolk
Warnings: Quite a lot of exuberant sex, not very graphically described; egregious anachronism; a smidgeon of melancholy, and some heavy-handed dramatic irony.

Rating: 15

Historical Notes:
- Margaret calls Suffolk Jack or Jackanapes because Wikipedia says his nickname was Jack Napes, so it must be true.
- Queens' College Cambridge was founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou, refounded in 1465 by Elizabeth Woodville and in 1484, Richard said the college existed by the "patronage of our aforesaid consort".
Note of ThanksThanks to my beta readers [livejournal.com profile] atreic and [livejournal.com profile] borusa.
Summary: Margaret tries to go off for a dirty weekend with Suffolk, but ends up accidentally founding a college instead.



To whosoever discovers this volume, a warning. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Burnt Offering
Author: [livejournal.com profile] absinthe_shadow
Play: Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] faithhopetricks
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle (with references to Richard/Anne and Henry/Mary).
Warnings: Angst and some ickiness.
Rating: R
Summary: February 1413, July 1399: Henry and Aumerle. And, of course, Richard.

His glittering arms he will commend to rust )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Into This Breathing World
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Richard III, mentions of Richard II/Anne of Bohemia, Richard III/Anne Neville, Richard II/Robert de Vere
Warnings: Dodgy history; dodgy geography; potentially dodgy architecture.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: There's none else by: Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I.
Notes: The author would like to thank [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire for all of the helpful beta-reading and feedback.

Richard's first friend is a servant, he thinks--a quick-eyed, narrow-fingered boy who steals into the princess's gardens when the boughs are heavy with blossoms and the thickets leaf-roughened. )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Broken Music
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: Henry VI and Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] assimbya
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Margaret of Anjou and Lady Anne Neville
Rating: PG13
Warnings: None
Summary: Edward had requested--he had not begged; her son would never beg, not if she could help it--that she be kind to his bride. And so Margaret would. For his sake. And, perhaps, in memoriam, for a young French princess who had crossed the sea to marry a man she had never met for an alliance she did not understand.
Notes: The plays contradict themselves regarding the ages and birth order of Anne and Isabel Neville; Anne is described as the eldest in 3HVI, and in R3 as the younger. I will be following R3, which reflects the historically correct order. Title comes from Henry V, V.ii.240. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rosamund and [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 for beta-reading!

Broken Music )
[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 )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
As of right now: all the fics we have have been posted! HOORAY. There are a couple of people who do not yet have one. The missing fics will be in shortly, I hope.

We've removed the author's notes lest info about beta-readers (and such) give away the game (this is what happens in a tiny tiny fandom where most of the writers know each other). They'll be restored after the reveal (which will be in a week).

Also, later this week I'm going to post the unclaimed prompts, in a sort of Histories Ficathon Madness gesture! So that will be fun.
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Thou cam'st on earth to make the earth my hell.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] casablancagirl
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] the_alchemist
Pairings: None. Well, there's a slight hint of Oedipus-complex!Richard, but no actual pairings. And there’s a mention of Richard/Anne, but that’s…only in passing, and it’s canon, anyway. Characters include Richard, his mother, his brothers, and sundry others.
Warnings: Odd mother-obsession.
Summary: Richard loves Richard. And possibly his mother.

Mother – he never called her Mother )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Teach Your (Parents and) Children Well
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd
Play: First tetralogy + Henry V
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Characters: Richard Plantagenet (York), Richard Earl of Cambridge, Richard
III
Warnings: None beyond canon; if you, reader, feel as though some ought to
be added please let me know.
Rating: PG
Summary: Fatherhood and filial responsibility in a time of dynastic war.

This was wrong. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: I Shall Find Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Play: Richard II, Julius Caesar; would benefit from a knowledge of 1 Henry IV
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Hotspur and Brutus; mentions of Hotspur/Kate and Brutus/Portia; much discussion of Cassius, Caesar, Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), and Richard II.
Warnings: Strong language, vague violence.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Two men consider the merits of civil war, political coups, and Manchester United. Spy AU.
Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire, who was kind enough to beta-read this fic.

They start taking lunch together sometime after the Woodstock Affair. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Cause and Most Accursed Effect
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose
Play: Richard III
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] casablancagirl
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard/Anne
Rating: PG
Summary: He often woke in the night, though the memory of his dreams eluded him. Last night, though, he did not wake because he had not slept, listening instead to the muffled chiming of the hour until morning came. Last night was the last that he was Gloucester, tonight the first that he was King Richard.

He often woke in the night, though the memory of his dreams eluded him. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Still-Breeding Thoughts
Author: [livejournal.com profile] assimbya
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd
Character/Pairing: Richard, references to Richard/Bolingbroke and Richard/Aumerle
Warnings: References to sexuality, brief references to violence, Richard's thought processes.
Rating: PG
Summary: Alone in captivity, Richard muses and dreams.

Within the small world of his prison, Richard dreams. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Brittle Glory
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] absinthe_shadow
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II/Henry Bolingbroke, with subsidiary Richard/Anne of Bohemia and Richard/Robert de Vere
Warnings: There isn't really anything here that's any more disturbing than canon. Though there is a vague reference to ass-pokering (well, strictly speaking it only mentions the poker and not the ass, but we know where that poker is going).
Rating: PG
Summary: Kingship really, really messes people up.
Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire for beta-reading, and to [livejournal.com profile] aris_tgd and [livejournal.com profile] commodorified for moral support.

The first time Henry saw Richard after his father's death he was alone in the oratory, sitting on the floor rather than kneeling at a prie-dieu like you were supposed to do in a chapel, and before he could leave Richard turned and saw him and then he was trapped. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Due to random stuff that's come up in my life, I've decided to extend the deadline for the ficathon a tiny bit, so that everyone has the whole weekend to finish their fics. Fics are now due at 12 AM CDT on MONDAY AUGUST 17.

Good luck, and I can't wait to read everyone's entries!

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