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1st-Jan-2014 03:19 pm Squidipus Rex by icarus chained (Teen)
Still celebrating? How about a drabble appetizer? Bon appetit.

Fandom: Fairy Tales: Little Mermaid, Cthulhu Mythos (HP Lovecraft)
Pairing: Ursula/Cthulhu
Length: 100 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Just a little cracky drabble that cracked me up. Enjoy.

Squidipus Rex

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24th-Nov-2013 01:16 pm Through the Gates of the Silver Mic, by DJClawson (R)
Fandom: WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE
Pairing: Carlos/Cecil overall; Cecil/Earl Harlan in this section
Length: 8 chapters, 31,160 words (part of a series)
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: djclawson on Tumblr; works on AO3
Warnings: unpaid internships, police brutality, terminal illness, torture, trepanation, murder, ritual sacrifice; rape and substance abuse in other sections of the series
Notes: rendered non-canon by “Cassette”
Why this must be read:

This story is part of the Child of the Cosmos series, in which Cecil is the son of a woman from the outside world and a Night Vale inhabitant, and grew up under the guidance of the previous Voice of Night Vale, a fanged, pink-furred man named Algonquin. In the first two sections, Cecil, with the help of Carlos, learns about the family he never knew; the third, “Through the Gates of the Silver Mic,” is set during Cecil’s internship at Night Vale Community Radio; and a fourth connects a dark period in Cecil’s life to the house that doesn’t exist. The series is currently listed as incomplete in the Archive of Our Own.

I’m singling out “Through the Gates...” to recommend because it’s my favorite part of the series, and can be read as a standalone work. DJClawson has extrapolated from canon and borrowed elements from the works of H.P. Lovecraft (particularly the Cthulhu mythos and the Dream Cycle) to create an elaborate, internally consistent version of Night Vale. She writes familiar folks like Pamela Winchell and John Peters in ways that make them surprising while still feeling true to her source material, and creates some interesting original characters. I’m especially fond of Cecil’s mentor, Algonquin, who manages the tricky feat of caring for his interns while fulfilling his responsibilities as Voice of Night Vale and following the dictates of Station Management — even when it means watching Cecil report for his first time in the Dark Box ...

‘No one’s really “all right” after these sessions,’ Al replied in a soothing tone. ‘But they’re survivable. They get easier with practice.’ )

“Through the Gates of the Silver Mic” on AO3 (link to first chapter)
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15th-Nov-2012 11:21 am Death Note / Cthulhu Mythos (rated E or probably NC-17)
Title: "Plaything of the Gods" by reaperlight (author also known as plannedbyReaperLight)
Pairing: The Shinigami King/Light
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] reaperlight
Author Website: AO3 | DeviantART | Fanfiction.Net (no longer updated)
Why this must be read:

The Shinigami King is a minor canon character who is mentioned but never appears (at least, not until the one-shot sequel that may have been written by a different author and that some fans consider to be of a different canon continuity). Thus, there is a great amount of fannish freedom in how to depict the king, and this fanfic has one of the most imaginative, and coolest, depictions I've ever seen.

This version of the king is one of the abominable "cosmic horror" gods of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, a mass of tentacles searching for Light Yagami. After finding out that the king's tentacles confer great power, Light isn't entirely averse to being found. As is proper for a Cthulhu Mythos tale, things don't go exactly as planned...

Plaything of the Gods
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