Diversions & Digressions | fanfiction by mara

In Flight

In Flight

by Mara

Summary: Jean finds that train rides are good places to think deep thoughts.

CONTINUITY: X2 didn’t happen, okay?
NOTES: This is based on a Challenge in a Can from
http://www.dymphna.net/challenge/: Jean/bittersweet/jewelry. Tremendous thanks
are due to Domenika, Naomi K., and Victoria P., all of whom provided assistance
on New York commuter trains to this Washington-area commuter. This story was
written in October 2002, but abandoned nearly completed. Minisinoo and Ozchick
tried to convince me to finish and post in February 2004. Thanks to both of them
for helpful suggestions I’m sure they’ve forgotten about! Read more ›

Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe)

Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe)

by Mara

Summary: The Rosh Hashana sermon of Rabbi Jacob Bloom of Congregation Beth Tikva.

Story Notes:
At the end, you will find a glossary of any terms related to Judaism not already translated in the text. Also, I should note that The Rabbinical Assembly’s statement is almost a direct quote, but not quite. Gigantic thanks to
Mofic, Adn_heming, and Blue_Braces for betareading.

Congregation Beth Tikva, Rabbi Bloom, and his congregants are from my imagination. Other people mentioned are real, including Noah Golinkin, who would have loved that I included him.

CONTINUITY/SPOILERS: This takes place somewhere in the middle of X3, but has only mild spoilers. Read more ›

From Our Dissension

From Our Dissension

by Mara

Summary: Often both sides of an argument seem clear-cut to the participants.

CONTINUITY/SPOILERS: X3 spoilers ahoy! Be aware, however, that in my
version of X3, the Phoenix storyline *didn’t* happen.

NOTES: This story is MsCongeniality’s fault, for giving me the idea
while we were discussing the multitude of scenes missing from X3.
Thanks to Minisinoo and Xandri for betareading. Read more ›

Flirting With Objects

Flirting With Objects

by Mara

Summary: When Scott loses a bet to Jean, she comes up with a…unique way for
him to pay up.

Author’s Chapter Notes:

The title is from an essay by Jean Baudrillard. Heh. Thanks to Medie,
Cassie, Trollprincess, KayJay, Yahtzee, Blue_braces, Tasha, my mother, and most
especially Mo for answering my questions.

This was written for Kalimando in the 2006 XMM Ficathon.

Continuity: Takes place somewhere between X1 and X2. Read more ›

Point of Departure

Point of Departure

by Mara

Summary: “An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the
most disturbing of all journeys.”

Author’s Chapter Notes:

This story is for Tommygirl (storydivagirl) for the 2006 XMM Ficathon.
Thanks to Lilacsigil for research assistance. And my undying gratitude goes to
Seema and Blue Braces for their betas, which pointed out all the bits where the
reader would have needed to be psychic to figure out what I meant. I managed to
answer Seema’s comments, but most of Blue Braces’ suggestions will have to wait
for the day that I can tell the *whole* story of Rogue’s return to the mansion.

Continuity: This story begins after X3. However, be aware that in my version of the movie, the Phoenix storyline DID NOT happen. Read more ›

X-Men Comic Drabbles

X-Men Comic Drabbles

by Mara

Summary: A series of unconnected drabbles. Mood, setting, and pairings will vary.

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Ami, Pas Amoureux (Friend, Not Lover)

Ami, Pas Amoureux (Friend, Not Lover)

by Mara

Summary: Northstar and Iceman chat post-Uncanny 415

NOTES: I don’t generally write “between the lines” fics, but this issue so
desperately called for it, I found myself sitting in bed fiercely scribbling
away while my husband waited impatiently to turn out the light. There isn’t any
sexual content here, but if you’re squicked by the idea that one man could be
attracted to another…you probably shouldn’t be reading anything with Northstar
in it. Thanks once again for the beta to Captain Average, in whose debt I will
be for the rest of my life for all his editing help 🙂 Oh, I borrowed one line
from issue #415.
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A Cat’s Work Is Never Done

A Cat’s Work Is Never Done

by Mara

Summary: A day in the life of Ultimate Professor Xavier’s cat.

NOTES: This is a response to the Ultimate X website
(http://ultimate.comixtreme.com/home.html) Fan Fic Challenge: “A Day in the Life
of Ultimate Cat.” More challenges, please, this was *fun*! Read more ›

Conservation of Energy

Conservation of Engery

by Mara

Summary: What happens when the laws of physics meet the Marvel Universe?

NOTES: This story began when Avi looked at a picture of Bobby Drake. After a
short discussion of physics, we hashed out this plot (such as it is). Thanks to
Askani’daughter for the beta and giving me my snarky ending. Read more ›

An Impossibility (The Red Queen Remix)

An Impossibility (The Red Queen Remix)

by Mara

Summary: “She has a lot to think about, and her mind won’t stop spinning.”

NOTES: This was written for the “We Invented the Remix…Redux” challenge, in
which I remixed bounce’s “An Impossibility”, which can be found on her site at
her site. As with bounce’s original, this story takes place around New X-Men
126(ish), basically the end of the “Imperial” storyline. Gigantic thanks to the
fantabulous Victoria P. for organizing the challenge. Read more ›

 

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