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imperialism

Relating to or suggestive of imperial class structure and the associated class, race and colonial implications.


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


Airstrike

part 5 of Threshold

FFXII, three snapshots. Unfortunately, Judge Ffamran missed the part of the job description that involved mass killings. There is no comfort to be had at home.

Style   third person, present tense, drabble

Tags   angst, exile, imperialism, coming of age, 2009-04

Relationships   family


Andante

part 3 of Threshold

FFXII. Gabranth's mother dies and he assumes a Judge Magister's mantle.

Style   third person, present tense

Tags   angst, imperialism, duty, 500 creativity exercises, coming of age, 2008-03


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


Deflection

part 20 of Threshold

FFXII, Basch and Balthier. When uncertain catastrophe eventuates in Rozarria, Balthier takes it on himself to do Basch's dirty work. Basch is less than pleased; the currency of favours fluctuates.

Genre   slash

Tags   kink, sex, imperialism, age difference, 2010-02

Relationships   m/m


Down in Lowtown

part 11 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler the monarchist (sort of), suddenly learning the difference between country and crown.

Style   third person, drabble

Tags   imperialism, 500 creativity exercises, 2009-02


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


Legendary

part 12 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler and Balthier. A clash of stereotypes.

Genre   slash

Style   third person

Tags   imperialism, fantasies, 2012-02

Relationships   m/m


Lesson

part 3 of Imperial LaGatta

Thought dead during the LaGattan occupation of her city, Princess Aserecedes disappoints her father to be proven instead irresponsible.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   steampunk, imperialism, childhood

Relationships   family


Liberation

part 1 of Imperial LaGatta

A boy looks forward to his first sea voyage to the frontier, where he learns new habits.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   steampunk, imperialism, childhood

Relationships   family


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


Out of Step

part 2 of Threshold

FFXII. Cidolphus and his wife. The day she leaves him behind.

Style   third person

Tags   exile, imperialism, breakup, 500 creativity exercises, 2010-06

Relationships   f/m


Quest

FFXII. Montblanc and Krjn. The tentative beginnings of Clan Centurio.

Style   third person

Tags   imperialism, xeno, 2007-11

Relationships   partnership


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


Unconditional

part 5 of Imperial LaGatta

Miserable while witnessing his nation's surrender, a Diviny honour guard finds a LaGattan soldier with the strength to make him submit, and the skill to make him enjoy it.

Genre   fantasy, slash

Style   third person

Tags   kink, angst, sex, imperialism, wrestlers, soldiers, 500 creativity exercises, fantasies, 2009-11

Relationships   m/m