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class themes

Explores, or uses as key plot driver, themes of inequality between people belonging to a particular social class, of a real world basis or fictional construction.


A Dynast's Tears to Salt The Earth

part 19 of Threshold

Vossler lives. Balthier and Fran rescue him from Nalbina's depths, but the return to selfhood is not an easy path.

Tags   exile, class themes, betrayal, imperialism, alienation, 500 creativity exercises


Consider What Becomes of the Ashes

part 4 of Imperial LaGatta

Fleeing his war-ravaged homeland, young Noah arrives in Imperial LaGatta, the city of his boyhood dreams. Vowing never again to fight, Noah earns his wage as a sex worker. After years of ennui, Noah meets and loves Penleigh, youngest son of a wealthy LaGattan family, who represents everything Noah felt he should have had: class, wealth, and opportunities.

Genre   slash

Style   third person

Tags   steampunk, class themes, sex, imperialism, depression, alienation, prostitution, age difference, 2008-07

Relationships   m/m


Dreaming of Crowns, Swords and Sharp Edged Things

part 17 of Threshold

FFXII, Ashelia and Raithwall. Blood ground into the Pharos' mortar and stone, Raithwall dreams of his legacy of cultural stasis and a dynast queen.

Tags   class themes, duty, religious themes, 2010-12


Happiness

part 2 of Imperial LaGatta

A distinguished soldier, Yleksa mentors his idealistic younger cousin Ellory into a military role. A sheltered nobleman, Ellory Aracelis finds himself equipped for rebellion when the time arises, but fears himself too weak to effect meaningful change. Ellory departs LaGatta in despair, and discovers a power with the potential to end LaGatta's military dominance.

Genre   slash

Style   sketch, third person, epic

Tags   steampunk, class themes, imperialism, incest, age difference, 2013-07

Relationships   m/m


Hates Children and Animals

Dragon Age II AU. Anders is a vet without a valid visa, Garrett has someone else's cat.

Genre   slash

Style   third person

Tags   exile, class themes, sex, modern life, sexuality, UST, 2012-07

Relationships   m/m, friendship


Iced Tea

part 24 of Common People

Fifteen new workplaces in seventeen years, always with oversized men, the labouring hulks of the south-east corridor, too proud or smart to be unemployed, too proud or stubborn to get a trade. He makes himself fit in.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   australian, class themes, 2011-07

Relationships   f/m


Love/Lawn

part 22 of Common People

on the air the smell of haloumi grilling

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   australian, class themes, suburban, modern life


My Only Sunshine

Dragon Age II. Fenris, Hawke and Anders. Post-game, Fenris sickens. A chance encounter with Anders discloses some information on Fenris' making; Hawke takes what seems to be the only option to save him.

Genre   horror

Style   first person

Tags   angst, class themes, consent issues, slavery, 2013-06

Relationships   m/m


No Tragedy Today

part 22 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and the kidlets. Vossler turns a riot's tide; rescue is as unexpected as it is welcomed.

Style   third person, present tense

Tags   class themes, violence, imperialism, parenthood, 2009-10

Relationships   family


Oh My Brother

Hugh of Montpellier does not know how to speak to his lover, back from the Crusades together, unsure how much remission truly covers.

Genre   slash

Style   third person

Tags   kink, class themes, sex, religious themes, soldiers, crusaders, 2008-06

Relationships   m/m


Prayer

part 16 of Threshold

FFXII. Basch and Ashe. After Shiva's fall, Ashe forces the point.

Tags   class themes, duty, 500 creativity exercises, 2008-06

Relationships   f/m


Pretence

part 1 of The Modern Hero

the dreams stack inside each other like hollow dolls all rattling, rocking

Genre   slash

Style   freeform, epic

Tags   angst, class themes, sex, depression, age difference, modern life, pilots

Relationships   m/m


Roaches

Dragon Age II. In a lifetime of poverty Marian had never cohabited with cockroaches.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   angst, exile, class themes, 2015-01

Relationships   family


Share House

Fenris and Dorian, contemporary AU. Fenris woke that morning to the news that Qarinus was being bombed.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   angst, class themes, alienation, modern life

Relationships   m/m


Share House

Dragon Age Inquisition contemporary AU. Fenris, Dorian. Fenris woke that morning to the news that Qarinus was being bombed.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   angst, class themes, alienation, modern life, 2015-01

Relationships   m/m


Stay

Dragon Age II. Fenris and Anders met before Hawke introduced them.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   class themes, hurt / comfort, 2013-09


Tastes Like Ashes

Dragon Age II. Fenris chainsmokes; your lungs are changed forever from your first.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   angst, class themes, violence, imperialism, slavery, 2013-06


Temptation

Dragon Age Inquisition. Dorian; the irony is, temptation has nothing to do with sex or sexuality.

Genre   realistic

Style   stream of consciousness

Tags   class themes, imperialism, coming of age, 2015-01

Relationships   family


Unsubtle

Dragon Age Inquisition. Dorian, Cullen and Hawke. A drabble of sorts.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   exile, class themes, duty, soldiers, 2015-01


When Kingdom Come

FFXII. When Balthier is threatened, Ashelia surrenders to save his life. What follows, as Ivalice falls apart and takes them with it.

Genre   horror

Style   stream of consciousness, second person

Tags   class themes, sex, violence, alienation, 2008-02

Relationships   f/m