Charles_Rockafellor



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  1. Original Work (56)
  2. Multi-Fandom (10)
  3. The Legend of Zelda & Related Fandoms (10)
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Games) (8)
  5. Super Mario & Related Fandoms (6)

Recent works

Recent series

  1. Summary

    There are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies, and this aphorism holds true at every level... even for Time Lords (or those like them).

    I'd like to add more to the series, but that will depend on whether more presents itself.

    NB:  If you're wondering, please see my tutorial “How to make and fix a series on AO3” (in a series with another tutorial on CSS work skins for fonts, which made that link become underscored blue ink [assuming that your browser settings, site skin, and third party apps didn't prohibit it]).

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  2. Summary

    A shapeshifting Genomorph and a Deathworlder (i.e.: Human, a.k.a. Space Orc) meet under less than ideal circumstances.  The Genomorph finds zerself in dire straits, zer ship marooned on Earth, and ze's surrounded by lethal wildlife of every description.  Over time, they find each other not quite so alien as one might expect, and discover together that deathworlds and hellworlds can hold a certain charm.

    In a later episode, the party grows as they're joined by a Space Cat-girl and her girlfriend, and all of the complications and hijinks that such things can entail.

    Every time that I think that I've finished this series, a new idea crops up.  For now (as usual) it's “Complete”... for a given value of complete. 😆

    NB:  If you're wondering, please see my tutorial “How to make and fix a series on AO3” (in a series with another tutorial on CSS work skins for fonts, which made that link become underscored blue ink [assuming that your browser settings, site skin, and third party apps didn't prohibit it]).

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  3. Summary

    Earth Two (Sagittarius Earth), pretty place. A sleepy place. A sombrero-shaped world-pond that spins 'round lazily with bright blue skies and calm blue oceans. Can so lovely a place remain hidden away forever, safe from prying eyes and depredations?

    Further tales might be in the offing, but Earth Two is a quiet place, not greatly given to excitement (though sometimes pure fluff can be fun, so I imagine that more will make their way in, over time: after all, Meat pies [with the Jötun family and the pantry full of Nisser/Gnomes] went fantastically well!). ❤️

    NB:  If you're wondering how to make or fix a series on AO3, please see my tutorial How to make and fix a series on AO3 (in a series with another on CSS work skins for fonts).

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  4. Summary

    This series started as just a one-shot to help people with AO3's CSS for making work skins.  Now that I've written a piece on making series (originally for a friend, but then shared to a Facebook group, so I figured why not add it to AO3), I figured that the two really should be linked for tutorial purposes.  I had no plans to do any of this at first, so maybe I'll add more in the future (Collections come to mind, and they're really easy to do).

    I don't expect to add further tutorials, but I hadn't expected to write these either.  I'm calling the series complete, but who knows (one thing that keeps nudging me is the idea of writing a basic thing on statistics and mining your data to figure out traffic and half-life, for example).

    NB:  If you're wondering, please see How to make and fix a series on AO3 (in this series with the tutorial on CSS work skins for fonts, which made that link become underscored blue ink [assuming that your browser settings, site skin, and third party apps didn't prohibit it]).

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  5. Summary

    Larry Niven's Ringworld, with some modifications from Philip José Farmer's “Riverworld” and John Varley's “Gaea trilogy”. 3,000,000 times the area of Globe Earth (hence ~5.9e14 sq miles), a gently curved ring that rotates in place ten miles above The Ice. The azimuthal flat projection of Earth is laid on in one spot, Mars in another (covered in xenon 129 and split like Iapetus), even Kzin. Through it all runs a river on the order of 6e8 miles long (~40x that of canon Riverworld's ~107), with species of winged people and Centauroids. Inhabitants can see the glittering darkness to one side at night, and yawning empty blackness to the other, their gravitational normal being in line with what would be centrifugal force had its builders chosen to use so primitive a technology.

    Some conjecture it to be just a cog in a vast machine that includes the shining Galactic Disc world-pond, towering Yggdrasil, and the Entropy Engines' thermodynamic void; few dare connect it further with the Thoan monad or the world-tree cluster.

    NB:  If you're wondering, please see How to make and fix a series on AO3.

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Recent bookmarks

  1. Rec *

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    Well,” she says, long and drawn out, and from the glint in her eyes he can tell this is some kind of inner joke, kept from him. “I’ve been a diplomat, and a race car driver, and a chef, and an astronaut, and a veterinarian--”

    “An astronaut,” he repeats dryly. He wants to call her on her lie - but. But. How strange. There’s no indication of a lie: no rise in temperature, no quickening of her pulse, no change to her eyes, nothing.

    She laughs. “You don’t know the half of it."

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    28 Jul 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Barbie, Dracula − absolutely amazing piece, but I'm not about to drop any spoilers: you just gotta read it! ❤️

  2. Rec 4

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    Here we are in the Z.A., and not a damned thing is remotely what we thought it would be.

    Rated "M" for language and trope-typical violence, blood, and gore. No smut.

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    19 Jun 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Should've bookmarked this when I first read it, or at least the second time. Short, but poignant and charged.

  3. Rec 17

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    This is it: a sort-of-playable, interactive instance of the Colossal Cave Adventure, here on AO3. Yowza.

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    25 Feb 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Proof of concept, but the name says it all! ❤️

    Now I wonder if anyone will try for “Zork” (in full), and the rest of the IFDb...

    Cf.: “But can it run Doom?” (also on AO3).

    NB: see also !!Con 2021 - Night of the living GIF: Making interactive multiplayer experiences.. by Andrew Sillers (Jun 24, 2021, !!Con YouTube channel) for the How To.

  4. Rec 3

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    I've created / curated a lot of lore for my Amberverse over the years.

    Srsly, YDEK. 🙄

    In the course of writing 'And We Are Merely Players', it's occurred to me that not everything needs to come out as part of the narrative. But some people dig on details, and I'm happy to oblige when I can.

    So .. this is my Silmarillion, I guess. /lolshrug

    Periodic updates at best. NGL.

    I'm always happy to engage with my readers, so if you have any questions feel free to ping me on Tumblr (I'm pretty good about answering messages there) or leave a comment here (I mod them for spam, not content).

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    15 Aug 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Gotten through the first 4 chapters of "Hard Rain" (fascinating in 1-3, intense in 4), and this is some solid freakin' MilFic, tight writing, and in a fascinating world (Chronicles of Amber, if anyone else reads this bookmark note).  Fascinating mix of magic, psi, and science in a world that seems to be low on all three (I can't believe that I never hit Amber before this; I'll have to remedy that eventually).

    Seriously: if you like Stargate, World of Tiers, Deryni, Network-Consortium, or a bunch of similarly huge themes (Grunts, to an extent), then this is worth checking out.  Just give it 2-3 chapters of one of the stories, and see how it grabs you.

  5. Public Bookmark 1

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    Corwin's account was only one version of events.

    Here is another.

    Title from 'A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall' by Bob Dylan

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    12 Aug 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Fascinating.

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