This is the livejournal of kristin (aka attempt_unique). It is primarily fannish and infrequently updated. Most entries are crossposted to my livejournal, so you can comment and/or follow in either place. (No need to ask, though if you do I am more likely to friend back.)
All my posts are organized by tags if you are looking for something in particular.
All my fic can be found at AO3.
Psych / Southland
Professional Exchange (457 words)
Characters: Lydia Adams, Karen Vick
“So, Lydia, how did you enjoy your time here at the Santa Barbara PD?” Chief Vick’s voice was chipper, almost as bright as the sun shining in through the windows.
Pushing Daisies / Lady Gaga's Telephone Music Video
Honey Pie (3350 words)
Fandom: Pushing Daisies, Lady Gaga (Music Videos), Telephone (Music Video)
Characters: Honey B, Lady Gaga, Emerson Cod, Ned, Charlotte Charles, Olive Snook, Narrator
Emerson Cod left, however, just minutes too early. For delivered to his door, twelve minutes, three seconds after, was a newspaper with its headline story blaring: 'No news in the case of the murder spree committed by Lady Gaga and Honey B!'
Leverage / Othello
Those That Be Not What They Seem (2930 words)
Characters: Alec Hardison, Iago
Alec knew he should be concentrating on running his lines, because those suckers were difficult with all the 'thees' and 'thous,' but all he could think about were the tights. They were just so clingy.
Fine Dining in Baltimore (1126 words)
Characters: Avon Barksdale, Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice, Duquan Weems, William "Bunk" Moreland, Kima Greggs, Ellis Carver
5 meals in Baltimore. Set post-series finale.
Practical Legends (1124 words)
Characters: Ziggy Sobotka, Omar Little
Ziggy pulled his arms tight against the cold. The wind here wasn’t as cold as on the docks, but damn it still froze him something solid.
Waiting to Play (1200 words)
Characters: Omar Little, Anthony "No-Heart" Little, William "Bunk" Moreland
Most of time he could carry it solo. No one messed with Anthony Little’s brother. Someday, Omar promised himself, that would have less to do with Anthony and more about him.
The West Side Way (337 words)
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ellis Carver, Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
When Carver met the meathead he'd be partnered with at CID he was not amused.
Today's Just a Day Like the Day That He Started (1073 words)
Characters: Lester Freamon
Lester Freamon is damn good police. He knows it too.
It's Just the Way the Game is Played (3344 words)
Warning: Major Character Death
"Wallace really got into the whole chess thing. He made Bodie play with him, even after some dope fiend stole all the white pieces while high." 5 times Bodie talked about chess. Spoilers through the end of Season 4.
Sleepwalking (100 words)
He had not found his father, yet. He had, however, found something.
Once (100 words)
Once upon a time. That was how stories started now, he knew. Once upon a time, humanity was forced from the garden.
Or Something Like It (100 words)
Characters: Victor Henriksen
Couldn’t cause a scene now, not when he was a ghost.
Pull Me Out from Inside (6153 words) - Crosspost
Characters: Castiel, Anna Milton, Uriel (Supernatural), Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Season 4 AU - Castiel fell in search of feeling something more. Anael went into Hell to bring back a righteous man.
Light Bringer (100 words) - Crosspost
Characters: Uriel (Supernatural)
Uriel and the knife.
The Oscar Speech (200 words) - Crosspost
Jamie hadn't ever wanted to be a movie star.
The Problem with Chocolate (100 words) - Crosspost
Characters: Gabriel (Supernatural)
Here's the problem: chocolate is awesome.
Doctor Who (2005)
Knowing (100 words)
Characters: Rory Williams
Rory has heard the comments. Hard not to. “You let your girlfriend/fiancee/wife go around kissing other blokes?” (As if he ever let Amy do anything.)
Puzzling (434 words)
Characters: River Song
River Song finds something to help her solve a riddle.
Sarah Jane Adventures
Schemes are also plans (347 words)
Characters: Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra
Rani has a better plan. Commentfic for wordsatourback.
Doctor Who (Classic) / The Sarah Jane Adventures
Name vs. Nature (the Demonstrative Remix) (1882 words)
Characters: Rani, The Rani
Featuring a Doctor who can (probably) take care of himself, stargazing boys, non-sonic lip gloss, and Rani being awesome (also, tentacles).
Wait for the Sunrise (The Quantum Entaglement Remix) (1193 words)
Characters: River Tam, Zoe Washburne
At the end of the 'verse, River has a conversation with Schrödinger's cat.
Down in the Valley (347 words)
Characters: Zoe Washburne, Malcolm Reynolds
There was a reason their coats were brown, beyond whatever the propaganda had to say about disdaining luxurious dyes. Brown blended, out there in Serenity Valley, practical-like.
Practice Makes Pebble (979 words)
Characters: Juliet O'Hara
An average day at the Santa Barbara PD, including epic battles, serenades and pineapple cupcakes.
Do Robots Dream of Electric Pineapples (966 words) - Crosspost
Gus blamed it on Jamie Westfield. It didn't matter that he was only nine years old, or that he had only been trying to hire them.
It was totally his fault Shawn turned out to actually be a robot.
Bordellos, Brothels and Berries, Oh My! (6666 words)
Relationships: Chuck/Olive/Ned, Olive/Randy, Chuck/Ned
Characters: Olive Snook, Charlotte Charles, Ned, Emerson Cod
The facts were these. One day, three hours, seven minutes and six seconds ago one Madam Beatrice Bethany Comfort, owner, proprietor and, yes, Madam in the less respectable sense, of the famously infamous Madam Beatrice’s bordello, a brothel, walked into her boudoir to find a shocking scene.
Get Your Kicks (1000 words) - Crosspost
Characters: Olive Snook, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
Olive sets out to get her blue bonnet trimmed, and ends up going on a road trip. Written for round 7 of the picfor1000 challenge.
Marvelous Suit, Darling (989 words)
Characters: Chickie Brown
According to the briefings Riptide had a tendency to get away at the last minute. No way that was happening on her watch. Invisibility might be relatively useless in combat situations, but she could keep clinging onto the cape. AKA a Superhero AU.
Echoes Down the Line (633 words)
Characters: John Cooper, Chickie Brown
It made him feel old, like he was a damn rotary telephone while this kid was a shiny iPhone. Funny how seeing one kid made him more decrepit than hobbling around like a damn cripple.
To Forge the Steel (2225 words) - Crosspost
Leon Czolgosz was not too fond of people. In fact, he liked the concept of `the people' far more than individuals.
Just Clean the Slate for Me (1313 words) - Crosspost
Characters: Angela Montenegro, Camille Saroyan, Temperance Brennan
In which Cam is in need of a drink. "So rather than having a girl talk, we're talking about girl talk?"
Scheduling 101 (609 words)
Characters: Annie Edison, Troy Barnes, Abed Nadir
Annie needs a favor.
The Rules of Roles (710 words)
Characters: Ari Gold, Vincent Chase, Eric Murphy
How Vincent Chase decided on his next role. Featuring Ari ranting, Eric in a temper and Drama as the token sci-fi alien. Written for the Racebending Revenge Challenge.
Warning: Fic contains explicit racism and use of homophobic language. (At about the same level of the show, but take care if that will trigger you.)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Phalangeridae Didelphimorphia (or an Opossum’s Adventure) (5143 words)
Characters: Kylie Opossum, Ash, Kristofferson, Clive Badger, Coach Skip, Mr. Fox, Felicity Fox
Kylie travels north in search of his animal instincts, facing despair, dinner parties, dangerous daydreams and an enraged whackbat coach along the way.
To Bring the Second-Coming Quicker (1453 words) - Crosspost
Characters: Anthony "Poke" Espera
Sgt. Antonio "Poke" Espera in the aftermath of the Rolling Stone articles.
The Hunger Games
The Stories We Tell (593 words)
Characters: Katniss Everdeen, Octavia, Venia, Flauvius
Octavia starts rubbing creams over the bed of my nails. "When I was little my mother used to tell me stories while she did my nails."
Lions of Al-Rassan
The End of Al-Rassan (1517 words) - Crosspost
"Ammar. I was hoping to find you."
Just Moments (1521 words)
Characters: Don Draper, Peggy Olson
Four times Peggy went to Don's office, and one time he went to hers.
Old Spice Man
Meta Yuletide Fic (The Fic You Wish Your Fic Smelled Like) (2367 words)
Characters: Old Spice Guy (Commercials) - Character, Old Spice Man - Character
Why hello, Yuletide reader. Why don't you sit down for a bit? Get comfortable, because when you click my link you will be reading a work of such magnificence that you won't be able to look away, even if a crew of zombies breaks through your window and bites your neck.
sleep apraxia (the land, sea and sky remix) (1160 words)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
“This is just so-” John paused, quite obviously searching for the right adjective. Interesting. His face was, almost impossibly, more open this way. Expressions exaggerated rather than drug dull. Atypical. (Must keep that in mind for assessing other reactions.) “Sherlock.”
Three times Sherlock slept in a moving vehicle.
The Social Network
friend of mine (the guess what, i'm not a robot remix) (1644 words)
Characters: Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin
Okay, maybe that should have been Dustin's first clue that something was wrong. Because A) Mark could do his own research and B) well, when had Mark ever wanted to know anything about another person?
A friendship found in texts.
All My Wires Without Traces (9980 words)
You wake up cold. That much you know. As for everything else: where you are, who you are, even when you are, all unknowns. But as to what you are - you are cold.
There is No Relativity (The Fright Fest Remix) (2974 words)
Characters: Lilly Kane, Veronica Mars, Wallace Fennel
“You know you are my best sidekick.” Wallace paused while Veronica settled back down onto the couch. “At least until I build that robot.”
Veronica Mars watches horror movies with her BF(F).
Wearing Down Life (2737 words) - Crosspost
The house was huge, and brown, of course - everything in this goddamn town was too brown. As they approached, Wolfwood noted two sets of eyes peering down from two different windows in the house. He gave a jaunty little wave to one and feigned tipping his imaginary hat to the other.
Yuletide RPF (kinda)
Why Does the Hippo Dance? (718 words)
Says the Yuletide newbie to an older fan, "Why does the hippo dance?" A veteran of challenges past turns to her and begins to tell a tale of terror and delight, the truth behind the legend of the hippo dance, most powerful in the land.
All my icon posts are tagged with icons are pretty.
I also went through a stretch of doing art for lots and lots of big bang challenges. There are enough that I decided to index. This index only includes art from summer 2010 on. Earlier work can still be found, I just chose not to link to it.
Art + Mix for Devil Man by geckoholic
Art + Mix for Unique by claudiapriscus
Art + Mix for And I Will Hold On by venus_aurea
Art and fanmix for llwyden's Fade to Grey.
Art and fanmix for phate_phoenix's Polar Night
Art + Fanmix for temporalranger's Burning the Days
Art + Fanmix for spastic_visions' We All Fall Down (Ashes Ashes)
Art for Supanachuru by seraphim_grace
Art (and fanmix cover) for Season Ticket on a One-Way Ride by darksilvercat
Art + Fanmix for Nowhere Man & the Whiskey Girl (author defaulted on challenge)
2010 art on lj or on their site
Includes art for hhertzof, the_afterlight, quean_of_swords and malicehaughton.