imp3ratrix: (Come not between a dragon and his wrath)
Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.



~ Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities; Chapter 15
imp3ratrix: (Vain wisdom all and false philosophy)
Many have imagined republics and principalities which have never been seen or known to exist in reality; for how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation.



~ Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince; Chapter 15

Sententiae

Nov. 18th, 2009 09:20 pm
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The state of this week’s Gossip Girl has left me in dire need of inspiration. It’s sad really, as I still have a meme request to fill, but seeing as it involves Serena I need all the help I can get. So I came up with this exercise of sorts that I hope will help get me back into the spirit of things.

Just name a pairing, accompanied by a single word, and I’ll respond with a sentence or two appropriately themed given the characters and prompt.

Feel free to request as many as you want, be it different pairings or the same pairing with different word prompts. Who knows, they might make for a nice collection by the end of it. Of course, anything Vanderbilt is love.

Go on, spam me!

imp3ratrix: (All that we see or seem is but a dream)

Title: Before the Gates of Hell
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair, Nate/Blair, William/Blair
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 4,624
Spoilers: No (AU future fic)

Warnings: Angst, language, dark and adult themes.
Summary: Blair loves them both.

Notes: This has a more darker tone to anything I have written previously, so I’d love to hear what you all think of it. Sub-headings are from Dante’s Inferno.


She bites her lip and his half-filled heart seems to spill and empty itself... )

imp3ratrix: (Vain wisdom all and false philosophy)
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.



~ Plato

The Republic; Book III
imp3ratrix: (Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it)


...we have bondage and hit men.
 
 chairs

Join [livejournal.com profile] van_der_bilts! The first and only community dedicated to the classiest family to ever grace Gossip Girl.


Come one, come all and spread the word.

imp3ratrix: (Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it)
Title: Soliloquies Under the Pale Moonlight
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): William/Blair
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.
Word Count: 4,635
Spoilers: No (AU; pre-series)
Warnings: Angst, adult themes.
Summary: Of little consequence or concern are the wrongs. All that matters, are the rights.

Notes: So it seems like I’m the only one who actually writes this pairing. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing. My other fics have stalled so I just went with this for the sake of getting something done, even if it inspires a not-so-evil perception of Grandfather. Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] gossipgirlanon: William/Blair, but it sort of took on a life of its own.


How right Eliot was, the world does end with a whimper… )

 

imp3ratrix: (Come not between a dragon and his wrath)
Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.



~ Aristotle

Politics
imp3ratrix: (Whom Lust wishes to destroy makes mad)

Title: If the Shoe Fits, You Must Wear It
Category: Inglourious Basterds
Word Count: 1,132
Spoilers: Yes

Summary: An insight into the Landa/von Hammersmark dynamic briefly touched upon in the movie.


I tease rough... )

 

imp3ratrix: (Melancholy and moon-struck madness)

Title: The Tangled Web We Weave
Category: Inglourious Basterds
Pairing/Character(s): Slight one-sided Hans Landa/Bridget von Hammersmark
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Inglourious Basterds and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Quentin Tarantino. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,321
Spoilers: Yes

Warnings: Dark and adult themes.
Summary: Bridget von Hammersmark was a brilliant actress.

Notes: A play on the Colonel’s thoughts.

 

And actresses intrigue him greatly... )


imp3ratrix: (Hell grew darker at their frown)
Why were a few, or a single one, made at all, if only to exist in order to be made eternally miserable, which is infinitely worse than non-existence?



~ Immanuel Kant

End of All Things
imp3ratrix: (Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it)

Title: Smiles from Madness Flow
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair/Carter
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.
Word Count: 3,117
Spoilers: Yes (The Grandfather)
Warnings: Language, mild angst, adult themes.
Summary: They are miserable, all right – and quite possibly mad – and fittingly enough, in each other’s company.

Notes: Meme fill. For [livejournal.com profile] lokiyan .


Madness… )
imp3ratrix: (Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it)

Title: Infinity is but a Golden Ring
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,005
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: Adult themes.
Summary: Not even her dreams are quite this perfect.

Notes:
I still intend to write a slightly dark Tripp, but for this, something sweet was in order. Birthday fic for [profile] mocca_fix_gold; enjoy!

 

So, here we are… again. )


imp3ratrix: (Vain wisdom all and false philosophy)
I-I am going to be a storm-a flame-
I need to fight whole armies alone;
I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms;
I feel too strong to war with mortals-
BRING ME GIANTS!



~ Cyrano de Bergerac
imp3ratrix: (Whom Lust wishes to destroy makes mad)

Title: Serenade for a Queen
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Rufus/Blair
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 450
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: Adult themes.
Summary: Double the effort, half the return… such is the fickle nature of inspiration that scarcely hits, if ever at all.

Notes:
Meme fill. For [profile] mocca_fix_gold.

 

Sing for me? )

 

&

 

Title: Hoops in Manhattan
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Dan and Eric
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 609
Spoilers: No

Warnings: None
Summary: At times like these, just thinking about it, he found himself comically inclined to believe they were all nothing more than mere characters on some measly teenage sitcom, because there was no way people such as themselves existed in real life.

Notes:
Meme fill. For [livejournal.com profile] fairmostfatal.

 

Unlike Chuck Bass, incest isn’t on my list of things-to-do-before-I-die... )
.
imp3ratrix: (Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it)

Title: A Touch of Simplicity
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Dan/Blair
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,605
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: None.
Summary: She forgives the vagueness of his words. She forgets them entirely when his hand finds and lightly holds hers. 

Notes: First request-fill from my meme. For [livejournal.com profile] sweetcakes983.

 

She can’t have him feeling too good about himself so early in the night... )

 

imp3ratrix: (Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it)

Title: Woe to the Vanquished
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,660
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: Only the timeless art of seduction.
Summary: The Vanderbilt in him could never turn down a challenge.

Notes: Spur of the moment dabble entirely a result of no other progress being made. Contains a feisty Blair, because I miss the real her terribly. For [livejournal.com profile] lokiyan; happy birthday!


The whimsical adventurer in him was doomed to pay little heed to the prospect of ever being burned… )


imp3ratrix: (Default)
My bout of creative inspiration seems to be on the verge of drying up, to my evident dismay. So, I've decided to tackle one of these memes that everyone seems so fond of.

Just name your pairing (preferably from Gossip Girl, as that's what I'm writing these days, but I'll accept others if they're from a fandom I know; crossovers also welcome) and a prompt, and I'll do my best to deliver in a timely manner. I'll accept the first five requests to start off with, just to see how it all goes.

The ball is in your courts, dear friends.

En garde!

imp3ratrix: (All that we see or seem is but a dream)

Title: Quoth Thine Love’s Tragic Curse  
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Nate, Tripp, Nate/Blair
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 4,694
Spoilers: No (AU future fic)
Warnings: Angst, adult themes, language.

Summary: Revered and retold far and wide, are the greatest love stories ever known to man.

Notes: Seems I’m incapable of writing a truly happy romance. Anyway, taking a break from my Tripp/Blair dabble, which unintentionally comes out a little in here, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lokiyan's NB inspiration. Rated mostly for language, and a very Machiavellian Tripp.

 

He trades in a crested blazer wrought with expectations and tradition for an Audrey Hepburn DVD without hesitation... )

 

imp3ratrix: (Hell grew darker at their frown)
It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream - a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought - a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!



~ Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger

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