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Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Kingdoms of Misrule 1/? [Tony/Steve(s), Mature]
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: Mature
Trigger Warnings: Mentions of past drug use, Howard's less-than-stellar parenting, mentions of underage sexuality (they did let Tony loose at MIT), irresponsible use of alcohol, non-graphic captivity/torture, PTSD, philosophical/Lovecraftian horror.
Additional Warnings/Enticements: Tony-whump, pre-Civil War AU, lots of Steve(s), super-sekrit art club, lots of comfort to wash down the hurt.

Summary: How was Steve to know the hot terror that roiled in Stark's astral gut at the sight of his prone form, cold and broken in the vision Wanda had contrived? There are feelings there-- though they go willfully unrecognized. It happens. Another nuisance of organic chemistry, these… by-products. Every now and then they get so strong as to become variables Stark must actually factor for, but he'll be damned before he hangs a specific label on them.

Strung up and soaking like salted meat in an abattoir, Tony buries his face as best he can against his aching arm and calculates the odds of external aid.

Having distanced himself from the Avengers in the aftermath of Ultron, Tony finds himself abducted and held by unknown agencies. Wishing he were more certain the Avengers will look for him, he waits for an opportunity to make his own break.

When they do come for him, there are two things of which Tony is unaware. One, he's a lot further from home than he ever imagined; and two, his complicated relationship with Steve Rogers is something of a cosmic constant.

Chapter 1/? @ AO3


Emotional Temperature: anxiousanxious
The Band Plays:: "I Hate Everything About You" by Three Days Grace
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
21 October 2014 @ 08:59 pm
Just a quick post to celebrate the birthday of the ever-lovely and witty minttown1! I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with things you love-- you deserve nothing less. And I will personally beat up anyone who says otherwise. ^_~

I honestly started your present early this year, but part of it is on order and the other (woefully inadequate) painting isn't done yet. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it up this weekend, maybe even before then. (There's nothing like a good slew of Criminal Minds on the DVR to supplement a marathon painting session. Of course, then I want to doodle Will and Spencer having a slumber party and wearing fuzzy feetie pajamas. X_x''') In the interim, I have a small and hopefully amusing Abigail Hobbs sketch. Because I'm still not sure who I'm more pissed off about-- Abigail, or Beverly.

In the spirit of Halloween, Miss Hobbs is haunting someone who definitely deserves it, with all the anti-cannibal horrors you and I have discussed! ^_~

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I had fun doing the fingerless gloves and her 'little-red-ridding hood cloak'. She probably got the stag's-skull corset from the same place Hannibal and Chilton buy their decor. ^_~ I added goobers-- there are few people I can think of less physically and emotionally capable of eating goobers than Hannibal Lecter. (Lex Luthor? Erik Lehnsherr? Spock?) Just regular ink pen on steno paper, but I hope it gives you a laugh.


Emotional Temperature: gigglygiggly
The Band Plays:: "Happy"-- by Pharrell Williams
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
22 May 2014 @ 07:30 pm
So, I shoved a forty-hour work-week into four days (haven't done that since I gave up my four-by-ten schedule in 2011) so that I could take tomorrow off without pay. I purchased tickets for X-Men: Days of Future Past showing at the local cinema (in 2-D, thank you) at 10:30PM this evening. I am going all my my lonesome so I can enjoy the Cherik to its maximum capacity, before I see the movie again with Sam and the girls (oh, the hardship ^_~). It's stupid, but I am so psyched. As crappy as the past few weeks have been, it's nice to have something-- even a small, fannish something-- to look forward to.

I'm so excited! I can't wait to see McAvoy/Fassbender and Stewart/McKellen reprise their slashiness roles, though I'm nervous about whatever curve balls the writers will throw. Charles will be cranky, adorable and unkempt! Erik will also be adorable, and vaguely menacing, and probably totally lose his shit when he figures out what Charles has done to himself.* There will be mangsting, and eyefucking, and Hugh Jackman totally wishing those two would get a room and save the world that way. Wolverine has to solve everything, man. ^_~

*bounces* I have to stop now, before I explode twelve-year-old!Meredith all over the place.


*Not considering Charles' issues a spoiler, 'cause you see it in the TV trailer. ;-) Hopefully that doesn't bug anyone.
Emotional Temperature: excitedexcited
The Band Plays:: "Sisters"-- by Vera Lynn and Rosemary Clooney
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
24 October 2013 @ 10:03 pm
Pretty sure we're still doing this tonight-- and, even if I'm jumping the gun a little, it won't be the first time. ^_^

So, grab your gear and mount up your nightmare stags, ladies and gentlemen. G-d is willing, and the creek* (while possessed of a very swift current) hasn't risen yet. It's time for The Will and Hannibal Show Abigail Has Two Daddies** Hannibal. ^_^

Incidentally, this episode (and all those hereafter) is brought to you by Amber aka minttown1. Her birthday was the 21st, she is awesome on a scale that defies scientific measurement, and she is the Offical Icon and Screen Cap Queen of this rewatch. Bow, BOW I SAY! ;-)

(WARNING: Some discussion of religion in this post-- I'm discussing it (briefly) from a literary stand-point. No offense, trauma, proselytizing, preaching, or disrespect is intended. ^_^ Also, this post was not beta'd.)

Hannibal 1x06: 'you make me wanna/ fire off my cannon balls, make the natives run'Collapse )

Emotional Temperature: coldcold
The Band Plays:: "Something Beautiful"-- by Clem Snide
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: Where Thy Dark Eye Glances 1/3
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: brief mentions of war, discussion of death, (hopefully compassionate) portrayal of postpartum depression.
Summary: If only it was the house that was haunted, or some war-era antique. If only it were the room, or the grounds-- something she could wave away with holy water or burning sage.
Sharon Xavier knows it's not the little Cambridge row house, or the mansion, or anything else that's haunted.
It's her son.


Emotional Temperature: coldcold
The Band Plays:: "Alejandro"-- by Lady Gaga
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
22 July 2012 @ 10:38 pm
Haven't posted in a coon's age (which is how long, exactly?), but I just figured out that Amber and I are both watching Falling Skies (god save us from the second season... @_@;;). It has been way, way too long since we've had a show in common OMG FLAIL!! ^_~


Falling Skies 2x06: or Tom Mason's Quick and Easy Guide to Fermenting Intergalactic WarCollapse )

In closing, I've actually written something. FINALLY. My writer's block was actually cracked by the X-Men: First Class Kink Meme.
(Yeah, I know, I need another fandom and angsty boy-pairing like I need space!buggies munching on my insides. It's not my fault! Erik is an angry Jewish boy and I love him! Charles is adorable and needs to be kept on a high shelf! How am I supposed to resist?)
Anyway, surprisingly enough, the story that sprang from the kink meme is... kinky. We're talking NC-17 dub-con seduction top!Charles dark!Charles mind-control AU with the kitchen sink thrown in. And I still couldn't escape from the plot. So... I'm kind of embarrassed to post it here, even under f-lock.

*nervous twiddling of thumbs*
Emotional Temperature: confusedconfused
The Band Plays:: "Runs in the Family"-- by Amanda Palmer