September 27th, 2012

remember when you feel very small
  • ciaan

Beta Request

Hi, I'm looking for a beta for my marvel_bang fic.

It's Charles/Erik, mainly, and it's an XMFC fusion/crossover/AU with Darkover, a series of science fantasy novels created by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It basically translates XMFC characters and plots to that world.

But what I am looking for now is someone who KNOWS NOTHING AT ALL about Darkover and can just read the fic from an XMFC perspective as an AU, and tell me whether it makes sense that way, whether it's incomprehensible, which parts need more explanation, and so on. Basically, it's set in a time when many strange new mutations and powers are arising. Charles is a young noble lord, and when his psychic abilities manifest in a way that is dangerous for both him and those around him, he is sent away for healing and captured in transit by an evil bandit. He and his fellow captive Erik, a young man with a powerful affinity for metal and magnetism, must attempt to free themselves and defeat the seemingly undefeatable bandit. Meanwhile Charles's foster-brother... foster-sister... foster-sibling Raven seeks to track him down. What new shape will Charles's life have when all this is over? There's no explicit sex, but there are scenes of physical and psychic violence and references to sexual assault.

I really need someone to help me out here and I will be so grateful to you.

Also, if anyone happens to know Moira's mother's first name, I haven't been able to track down that info yet and would appreciate it.

[fic] Headlong Toward The Starry Sea 4/? (Charles/David 8 [erik], Prometheus AU)

Title: Headlong Toward the Starry Sea 4/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: PG-13 (for now)
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Dubious ethics regarding the creation/owning of androids, futuristic bigotry and ableism that in no way reflect the feelings of the author. Underage (16+)
Additional Warnings: AU, robot!Erik, adorkable!Charles, robo-Erik-will-Hulk-smash-if-you-look-at-his-little-telepath-wrong. Tongue-in-cheek speculation about the future. The author read too many space-operas and pulp sci-fi magazines as an impressionable child. ^_~
Summary: In response to this prompt on xmen-firstkink. Prometheus-inspired AU. Having recently lost his wife, renowned geneticist Brian Xavier signs a five-year mission contract with Weyland Industries-- and brings along his brilliant fourteen year-old son, Charles. The Nephthys is a deep space research vessel, complete with cryo facilities and a David 8 model Ship's Assistant.
131-7-142119YRK-- otherwise known as Erik-- doesn't stand a chance.