Name:Gray Cardinal
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Fandom:Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Mary Poppins
Rating:teen
Type:see description
Description:

"Things Half in Shadow..." STORY: During the period when Spike is more or less babysitting Dawn, she asks him to read "Mary Poppins" to her; he refuses, and thereby hangs a tale. It seems there was a family connection between Quentin Travers of the Watchers' Council and P. L. Travers, author of the Poppins books -- and that Spike once crossed paths with one Marie Poppins, who was (a) a good deal more dangerous than her literary self, and (b) as much a thorn in the Council's side as she was in Spike's. STATUS: Exists only in concept/bunny form, though I have somewhat more plot developed than this summary implies. Finished length is uncertain -- probably no less than 8,000 words, possibly 20,000 words or more. Tone is likely to be dark but not too dark (I prefer snarky Spike to angsty Spike); there is likely to be sexual tension but not graphic sex. SNIPPET: not available

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All Bunnies:

1.Fandom:Kim Possible / Jackie Chan Adventures
Rating:all-ages
Type:gen
Description:

"Monkey Chi, Monkey Du": http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3414661/1/Monkey_Chi_Monkey_Du STORY: When a diabolical master of Tai Sheng Pek Kwar (that is, monkey kung fu) happens across a wooden puppet that's actually the enchanted form of the Monkey King of Chinese legend, what do you get? Chaos, that's what. Global Justice agent Will Du becomes even more wooden than usual, and that's only the beginning -- before long, Will, Ron Stoppable, and Jackie Chan's team will need to join forces to have any hope of reining in Monkey Fist and the Monkey King (and saving Kim Possible from a fate worse than missing the prom). STATUS: Two chapters of this are up (about 5000 words); I have a fair idea of where the plot and character arcs are going, but final length is uncertain (probably 10-12 chapters, at a pure guess). If chosen, I'll commit to at least 10,000 words/4 chapters, and see how far momentum gets me from there. SNIPPET: "Who's being squeamish?" Ron demanded, carefully unfolding the layers of wrapping a single sheet at a time. "I'm preserving the evidence." "What evidence? We already know who sent it." Ron shrugged. "All right, but if I succumb to a diabolical monkey curse, it's all your fault." He plunged his hand into the box, and withdrew... ...a wood-and-string puppet about a foot long, in the roughly carved but unmistakeable image of Will Du, top agent of Global Justice.

2.Fandom:Jackie Chan Adventures / Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
Rating:teen
Type:gen
Description:

"Here There Be Dragons" STORY: The world's greatest thief steals the jade carving of Shendu from Section 13 -- without realizing just what she's got hold of. STATUS: I started this long enough ago that Carmen Sandiego's show was still on the air, and bogged down two and a half chapters in -- around 4600 words of what I'd guesstimate at a 25K-word plot. SNIPPET: Uncle's two-fingered rap landed on Tohru's elbow, that being as high as the old man could easily reach. "Perhaps pigs will fly!" There was a pregnant pause while the rest of the group pointedly didn't remind him that where talisman magic was involved, pigs occasionally did fly. "All right, bad example!"

3.Fandom:Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Mary Poppins
Rating:teen
Type:see description
Description:

"Things Half in Shadow..." STORY: During the period when Spike is more or less babysitting Dawn, she asks him to read "Mary Poppins" to her; he refuses, and thereby hangs a tale. It seems there was a family connection between Quentin Travers of the Watchers' Council and P. L. Travers, author of the Poppins books -- and that Spike once crossed paths with one Marie Poppins, who was (a) a good deal more dangerous than her literary self, and (b) as much a thorn in the Council's side as she was in Spike's. STATUS: Exists only in concept/bunny form, though I have somewhat more plot developed than this summary implies. Finished length is uncertain -- probably no less than 8,000 words, possibly 20,000 words or more. Tone is likely to be dark but not too dark (I prefer snarky Spike to angsty Spike); there is likely to be sexual tension but not graphic sex. SNIPPET: not available

4.Fandom:Kim Possible
Rating:teen
Type:see description
Description:

"Unsealed With A Kiss" http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3862245/1/Unsealed_With_a_Kiss STORY: An AU; two weeks after the Diablo affair, Yori arrives in Middleton with her eyes on Ron. Meanwhile, Senor Senior Sr. is after Kim...and the world's supply of chocolate. STATUS: Two chapters are up (about 4500 words); I have (somewhere) an outline and notes contemplating 10-12 chapters. The story was originally projected as first in a series of four (I have titles and brief synopses of the remaining three recorded) exploring the Kim/Ron/Yori triangle. Romantic tension for sure, a bit of angst maybe, but nothing too hot and heavy in this particular story. SNIPPET: "But if there's no mission," Ron said, his eyes starting to glaze over, "and school's out, then, um, how come you're in my treehouse? Not," he added quickly, "that I'm not happy to see you. And of course, my treehouse is your treehouse. Except it's here, and you live in Japan - you do still live in Japan, right? They haven't kicked you out of Yamanuchi or anything? Because if they have-" He paused, mostly for breath, but also to demonstrate his serious face. Yori kissed him.

5.Fandom:Sky High
Rating:teen
Type:het
Description:

"Fire and Sleet and Candlelight" STORY: The product of one dysfunctional upbringing falls hard for a girl who's had two dysfunctional childhoods in a row. Will the result be happiness -- or catastrophic tragedy? STATUS: This exists so far purely in brief synopsis form; if it's not evident from the above, it's intended as a Warren/Gwen piece, and rather a dark and edgy one at that (although I do expect to retain at least a touch of the comic tone from the movie). I don't have a firm idea of overall length, but I strongly suspect it will run as long or longer than anything else in my list; completing 10,000 words in the -thon timeframe is likely to amount to 1/3 to 1/2 of the way in, but that's a guess.

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