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Title: Don't Take The Fall Alone (Part Two)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Zoro/Sanji/Usopp a.k.a the Red Shirt Trio
For summary, disclaimer etc see Part One.

I wonder if anyone will even read this story here on the journal )
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Title: Don't Take The Fall Alone (Part One)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Zoro/Sanji/Usopp a.k.a the Red Shirt Trio
Spoilers/setting: Set after Thriller Bark and before Sabaody
Summary: After leaving Thriller Bark, Usopp, Sanji and Zoro are all troubled for varied reasons. Usopp proves quite perceptive in some respects, less so in others.

AUTHOR'S NOTES: Written for Martianico within the exchange seeing-color and first posted to the AO3 collection for that exchange. All my thanks to my wonderful beta [personal profile] tonko, who worked hard on this story and who came up with the title, too. But the responsibility for any remaining errors are mine alone. Nitpicks are very welcome, and so is feedback in general!

DISCLAIMER: The characters and situations of One Piece are owned by their creator, Eiichiro Oda. They are used here without permission. This fic may not be used for profit and should not be reposted elsewhere without the writer's approval.
Gah, it's been so long I forgot to make a cut!! )
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I'll repost this Tumblr post I just made in response to an ask I got (I was over a week late in replying, go me.) It turned so long I wanted to put it somewhere else too. Comments as always would be awesome.

Anonymous said:
I seem to recall you saying things to the effect of Usopp being the emotional core of the crew or being a big part of meeting the emotional needs of the crew (the precise wording escapes me). Do you have any meta on that/have you posted meta on that before? I'd love to have a link to read it!

Sorry for the lateness of my reply, Anon! I wonder if I've ever said that Usopp was the emotional core of the crew - it sounds a bit too definite and exclusive to my ears - but the second wording does sound like something I could have said, yeah. I can't think of any specific meta post I've made to that effect, though. I'll put down some rambling thoughts here instead, but that's all they'll be - obviously terribly subjective, and I'm not going to include any manga pics or the like from canon to make any kind of coherent case.

Many thanks to tresdem and silverwolfcc for listening to me on Plurk about this, helping me sort out my thoughts and contributing! (Everyone should read tresdem's ongoing One Piece meta blog we-are!.)
more behind the cut )
printfogey: (usopp well)
For [personal profile] tonko. One year late. I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT THAT... but hey, but now it is your birthday again! I hope you will like it. ♥♥♥

Betaed by the terrific [personal profile] thewordweaves. Any remaining errors are my fault and responsibility alone. Nitpicks and other suggestions for improvement are very welcome!

Title: Caught in the Rain
Characters/Pairing: Sanji/Usopp
Rating: PG-13 I KINDA REALLY WANTED IT TO GO HIGHER BUT... in the end this is how it turned out.
Word Count: Around 7,000
Spoilers/setting: This is set post-timeskip but fairly vague. No spoilers beyond Fishman Island. In terms of characterisation, I do take post-timeskip in account to a certain extent, but the bulk of it is based on pre-timeskip, as I feel their characters were more consistent and well-rounded then.
Summary: During an excursion to a new island, the rain forces Usopp and Sanji to stay in place and try to make a fire. Sanji has to deal with feelings he's suppressed for a long time.

Disclaimer: The characters of One Piece belong to their creator Eiichiro Oda. They are used here without permission. This fanfic is not intended and may not be used for profit in any way. Please do not repost this elsewhere without the writer's approval.

[Note: Apologies for culinary implausibility in terms of cooking time for a campfire stew. Perhaps Sanji is just that good.]
Trapped by no track of hours, for they hanged suspended )
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I picked up a fun icons meme from [personal profile] sara_tanaquil! I did this once before, but I wanted to try again - and happily five different icons were picked from the first time.

Meme rules:

1. Reply to this post and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.


Behind the cut are the ones [personal profile] sara_tanaquil picked for me, with my comments!

a lot of babbling )
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Happy Birthday, [personal profile] thewordweaves!

I wrote a birthday shortfic for you. I'm afraid it's unedited at this point, and probably a lot longer than it needs to be (especially since very little actually happens). Lightly Sanji/Usopp though probably more gen than not, set some unspecified post-timeskip time. PG for language, I guess.

I don't have a title for it yet either )
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Foolish by [personal profile] chibi_trillian is a sweet 375-word ficlet, rated PG-15 for implications. Author's summary is "Usopp thinks too goddamn much". Set at an unspecified time, but likely pre-water 7. The prose might be a little purple at the start, but it's a good read all the same in my opinion (this is my favourite couple, though, which might affect my judgment ^_^).

Usopp worried constantly; it was part of his nature. His mind saw situations and immediately started looking for possible dangers, things to flee and hide from. This arrangement wasn’t precisely dangerous, but it wasn’t safe either. His heart said one thing, his head another, and his gut something else entirely.
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I just posted a two-part fic to Archive of Our Own that was originally done for one of [personal profile] naye's glorious chaos threads. Its new name is A Solid Place To Stand: it's about trusting and being trusted, from Usopp's and Robin's POV (pre-Alabasta and end of Skypiea, respectively). I've polished it up a bit. Concrit very welcome.
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Reposting something (with slight revising) that I put on Tumblr yesterday - about why I am still so darn fond of the fight between Usopp and Perona in Thriller Bark.

more behind the cut )

Comments very welcome!
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This fic was originally written for [personal profile] prpl_pen on her birthday and posted then but filtered to her alone, since I wanted to tinker with it a bit more. Now it gets (re-)posted in public with just a few polishes.

Nitpicks and other concrit extremely welcome, as is of course any other feedback. It's okay to be harsh!

Title: Take My Hand
Word Count: Around 1, 200
Rating: PG
Pairing: Robin/Usopp
Spoilers/setting: Post-Enies Lobby, pre-Thriller Bark

forget your fears, babe )
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A shamefully late story originally prompted by [personal profile] laconic back in December when I asked for ideas for stories to write in time for the Christmas-New Year's holidays. I have no good excuses - it's not like I can say it was a tough prompt, just asking for Sanji and Usopp interaction post-timeskip. But here it is, at last!

Betaed by the wonderful [personal profile] tonko. Remaining mistakes are my own fault alone. Concrit and other feedback very welcome.

Title: Where We Are Now
Rating: G
Characters: Sanji, Usopp
Pairing: None
Spoilers/setting: Would be firmly set between chapters 654 and 655 if Oda had been considerate enough to indicate a time span of a day or so between them. Instead, let’s just pretend he did. Warning: Contains some of Sanji’s canon transphobia

Disclaimer: The characters and situations of One Piece were created and are owned by Eiichiro Oda. They are used here without permission for entertainment purposes only. This fic is not to be used for profit and should not be reposted elsewhere without its writer's consent.

Adjustment May Be Needed )

Fic post

Apr. 1st, 2012 03:19 am
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Unbetaed shortfic for Usopp's birthday: nothing big and definitely not polished, just an off-the-fuff shortfic. Concrit extremely welcome.

Title: Again, Like This, Together I might change this title
Characters/Pairing: very lightly Nami/Usopp
Rating: G
Word Count: 1082
Flavour: fluff
Summary: Nami and Usopp hang out towards the end of the Fishman Island arc

Happy Birthday, Usopp! )
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So! I got tagged - or rather, asked to be tagged - by [livejournal.com profile] scribe_protra a week or so back (*checks* uh, actually it was New Year's Eve - I'm even slower than I thought!) for a writing meme! This one is connected to user pics.

This is how the meme goes officially, though as you see below I didn't follow all of it:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and write a drabble about (each of) the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

Beside the icon glee, I think - though I could have this all wrong - that the point is to write something brief and fast without taking it too seriously. Unfortunately, I normally fail at brevity and quickness, so that failed, even though I cheated and asked [livejournal.com profile] scribe_protra to only pick four of my icons rather than six. And I wound up way over 100-word length for all of them - though I did hold on to the "not taking it too seriously" part. Anyway, it was still fun to do, and I'd love to pass it on in case anyone's interested.

If you do want to do this, please ask how many icons I should pick - since I only had four, I can hardly demand anyone else must write six!

Concrit is welcome as always - this is just for fun, but it's always good to get tips on wording, correction on typoes etc!

here we go )

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