Basically, the silliness of this song seemed like a perfect fit for this version of Hamlet, but the more I thought about it, the more the lyrics seemed to match Claudius as well... Eventually, I just decided to make the first part Hamlet's perspective, the second Claudius', and the last... kind of omniscient nonsense.
Anyway. Enjoy! (I'm glad I finally have something to post here, because it is a fantastic comm!)
Title: Leucorea Library
Characters: Horatio, a bit of Hamlet
Rating: PG? G?
Summary: Early in his time at Wittenberg (or Leucorea, to use the university's Greek name), Horatio happens to be in the right place at the right time
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Title: In the After-Silence
Characters/Pairing: Horatio and Fortinbras, with allusions to past Hamlet/Horatio.
Rating: Oooh... PG? It's got some angst and suicide in it.
Word Count: 899
Summary: After Hamlet's death, a kind of war is waged between Fortinbras and Horatio. And while Horatio may lose some battles, he was always going to win the war.
Notes/Warnings: The title is from the song Now She'll Never Know, by Marillion, which I have been listening to on repeat for two days and which is the final song in Fodor's Hamlet and is also incredibly sad. Apologies for attempts at Shakespeare-speak, small though they are. Speaking of which, Fortinbras' use of the 'thee' form is derogatory, using it as he would to a servant or inferior.
At my journal.
So, I was procrastinating on youtube, and I found that someone had done a Google Search Story based on Julius Caesar. Naturally, I decided to make one of my own. For Hamlet. Just follow the link (I can't seem to get the embedding to work). Hopefully you'll find it mildly amusing.
But anyway, have some fic.
Which I will cross-post to bard_slash. Because I'm a shameless attention whore as well as procrastinator.
Title: Gertrude Listens In
Pairing/Characters: Hamlet/Horatio, Gertrude
Rating: PG? 13? Nothing's shown, but it's definately heard...
Word Count: 416
Summary: Gertrude overhears a certain something going on in her son's bedroom.
Notes/Warnings: Silly, reactionary little drabble to Margaret Atwood's Gertrude Talks Back, based on this quote: "Go get yourself someone more down-to-earth. Have a nice roll in the hay"; and the fact that Horatio is the first person that comes to mind when you think Hamlet and 'down-to-earth'.
Also, just - sorry. I couldn't help it. But I I do love the thought that that oh-so-simple and beloved phrase of Horatio's - "E'en so, my lord" - would totally be what tips Hamlet over the edge.
Just - sorry.
Disclaimer: Shakey owns 'em. I just stick 'em in the same bed.
At my journal.
Title: Name Me Thine
Rating: PG, possibly PG-13, for heavy innuendo, allusions to... last night, nudity and boykisses.
Word Count: 1713
Summary: More Wittenberg. Hamlet tries to pay Horatio a compliment, Horatio has issues (shutup, it's early), angst and kisses ensue.
Notes/Warnings: Er... simply put, lots of innuendo and wordplay (because, in case you haven't heard, Shakespearean dialogue is incredibly fun). But there's a much more comprehensive list of notes above the fic, if you'd care to read it.
Disclaimer: If they were mine, we'd never have had this whole you-vs-thee problem in the first place.
At my journal.
Title: Shut Up, My Lord
Rating: G? Possibly PG, for innuendo/vague hints at earlier... activities...
Word Count: 499
Summary: Hamlet starts spouting some eternal anguish at about four in the morning. Horatio shuts him up.
Notes/Warnings: There's a crapload of notes with the actual fic. I'd recommend reading the fic first, so you understand what I'm saying in them.
Disclaimer: Don't own, don't profit (even though I'm pretty sure it's PUBLIC DOMAIN, BITCHES!).
"To be or not to be - " *THWACK* "SHUT. UP."
[Side-note: should I, or should I not, post this to bard_slash as well?]
Characters: Horatio, Hamlet
Summary: Something is troubling Horatio. Or perhaps Hamlet.
Warning: If you feel a trifle uncertain as to what precisely is "going on" in this fic . . . you are not alone ;P
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So I decided, since I've done a bunch of Hamlet-related things lately, I may as well put em all here. And trust me there will be more.
Anyway, have some fic.
The first one's pretty much a dramatisation of the final scene, from Laertes' death to the end, minus the boring speeches at the end. I just wanted to have a go at putting into words what I saw in my head.
Second was a kinkmeme fill, for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. I hope you've got strong cranes to hold up enough disbelief for it to make any sense...
Third is a little Hamlet/Horatio, sparked by my musing of Horatio never calling Hamlet 'thee'.
I've also written a couple of essays (because I'm a nerd like that). One's on loyalty, the other was for the question 'Who is Hamlet?'
Aaand, that's it. Hope you don't mind the spam, but I thought, since the community's new and practically empty, might as well post all that I've got.
HAMLET IS AWESOME!