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    The recent good Culture fic has motivated me to dust off and repost this little piece, that was languishing on my computer. Just a little thinky piece set post-Matter. Note major spoilers for the ending of Matter!

    Djan Seriy Anaplian and her escort drone Turminder Xuss must come to terms with what has happened.

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    The LCU Knock A Door Run is an Eccentric. In the near future, it plans to leave the Culture forever. For now, it simply wants to say farewell to some of its oldest friends. With it is Yaska Kalvene, as much an Eccentric as the ship on which she lives. Forever tired of the way things are, she plans to join the ship on its new journey, and hopefully find something that finally catches her interest.

    Hrindre Tyu-Vrer hasn't yet learnt how to live again. Within the virtual afterlife of the GSV I Liked It Better This Way Anyway, they work for the Peace Faction's Not Quite Contact department, engaging in diplomatic relations with The Talar, a Level 7 civilisation mentored by The Culture. Yet, as with all things, one cannot simply forget the past. Soon they'll have to come face to face with the trauma that put them on the GSV in the first place.

    M'Gale Yvrensk has committed terrible crimes. Itlen-Orretaw, her slap drone, has committed even worse. Taken in by the Hub of Lalyte Orbital, they still haven't truly made peace with their sins. But when the ship where she started her career comes knocking, M'Gale will be forced to come to terms with what she's done.

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    Mawhrin-Skel is having its coming-out party. If you're not scared, maybe you should be.

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    Special Circumstances say that there are three possible fates awaiting their drones: going down in a blaze of needlessly self-destructive glory, voluntary self-exile, or living long enough for their exploits to matter so little that they are able to publish a memoir.

    The argument about which of these is preferable is said to reveal much about a drone's character.

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    The sentient spaceship In Between Names has been hiding for 300 years. After the mistake that made it lose its human crew, it is not worthy to carry humans around anymore.
    But one day, it must respond to a distress signal.

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    Rick and the gang stumble across a very strange man who claims to be an alien, from something called "The Culture".

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    In those 10,000 years many different things managed to happen. One of them was the rise of an entire new civilization, known as the Culture. And as the Galra Empire spread, so did the Culture. Their eventual meeting was inevitable.
    The meeting did not, in fact, go well.

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    When the powerful alien AIs called Minds discover the Matrix, whose side will they be on? And why? Based on 'The Matrix Reloaded' and Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.

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    “You are talking to me,” the voice said.

    “And who are you?”

    There was a pause. “It is probably best if I show you,” the voice said.

    One of the walls, the one Steve had been inspecting, began to slide up and up into the ceiling. Steve dashed forward, only to collide with the solid sheet of glass behind the wall. The glass didn’t break, even when Steve pounded it with his fists.

    “No need to get hysterical,” the voice said. “Why not step back and admire the view?”

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    I've contributed to several round robins on Twisting the Hellmouth, the Buffyverse crossover site. Most of my contributions don't work without the background created by other authors, but some can be read as stand-alone stories with a little editing. I've decided to start posting them here. This also contains comment fic and other odds and ends.

    Warning - some of the fandoms and characters listed in the tags only appear for a line or two in the stories. See the notes at the start of the first chapter for a list of the crossovers.

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    Set post-Use of Weapons: Diziet Sma takes a much-needed holiday, whilst coming to terms with the book's revelations and doing the Orbital's Mind a favour helping out a young Contact recruit.
    In response to this prompt:
    "What happens in the Culture when SC isn't getting involved in something messy? What do people like Diziet do when off-duty? Feel free to write porn if you think that's what the answer is! I'm happy if you don't include Diziet, but they seem the best of the nominated characters to tell stories about."

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    'People do go crazy with life,' Hub says, quietly. 'Minds and humans both. You've been around the block a long time.'

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    In a galaxy where dozens of sci-fi franchises are smashed together, many civilizations will butt heads, make war, peace, and learn more about the nature of the cosmos. But in the deep future, a threat is coming that no one in the galaxy is aware of. The galaxy only has 250 years to prepare. In the midst of this all, the Tau'ri must rise to the challenge and take up the mantle of the Great Alliance.
    This is the result of a group project on Spacebattles, and anyone wishing to give their two cents can find the threads in the creative writing section.

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    The challenge: "Give me a character/pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it."

    The universes: Wild West, Cyberpunk, Shapeshifters, Pirates, ...In SPACE!!, Born Another Gender, Schoolfic, Police/Firefighters, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk.

    The character: Ford Prefect

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    Post MTMTE-16

    Drift's faith falters as he explores the depths of solitude, tangles with the DJD, and meets an Eccentric alien intelligence. Rated T for a touch of salty language.

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    On the precipice of battle, yet another strange Culture hobby rears its inconvenient head.

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    'It's a DB 10,' Q agreed, going absent-minded again the way he did, Zakalwe noticed, when the work was more interesting than the people. 'Besides all of the regulars, it's got rockets and a flamethrower and a boot full of caltrops. Speaking,' Q looked up, 'in layman's terms, obviously.'

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    It's a fucking corn field, he realised. They put me in the middle of a fucking corn field.

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    A small fleet of Culture ships arrives in the Warhammer 40k galaxy and tries to overcome Grimdark while dealing with the Outside Context Problem of Chaos.

    Hilarity ensues. Including, but not limited to, a Special Circumstances archaeological dig on a Necron tombworld, multi-party future sight gambit pileups, serious upgrades to the Tau, fun with the Dark Eldar, some subtle influence in the IoM, and a hell of a lot of dead Tyranids.

    Also includes many fun and exciting alternate endings :).

    New chapters posted in this thread, but all but those in the latest section are here on Ao3.

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    A Culture Mind is sarcastic at the Ellimist. Set somewhere between the Ellimist vanishing into a black hole and the genocide of the Pemalites.

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