five_steps_back: (Phase: Angie)
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Author: Nikki
Story: Phase; the title is “for when I’m drunk, I’m as happy as can be.”
Summary: Angie runs into Rayne for the third time, which is the charm.
Word Count: 508
Colors: Tequila Rose 9. Sing and glory be to God that there are no more of us/For one of us can drink it all alone!, Spring Green 11. I never took the easy way
Rating: PG-13

Read more... )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Sarah)
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Name: Nikki
Story: Phase
Colors: Shell Pink 12.That's not what you think it is. (Sarah has a customer that wants an ill-advised tattoo.)
Supplies and Styles: Paint by Numbers (From Kat!)
Word Count: 264
Rating: G

Read more... )
five_steps_back: (Second Genesis: Jax)
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Name: Nikki
Story: Phase; the title of this is 'Jax's Temptations'.
Summary: Jax has a deal with God.
Colors: Chocolate Brown 4. Andes Mint, Tequila Rose 2. We'd fire no guns; shed no tears.
Word Count: 462
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Slight mentions of sex and drugs.
Notes: My internet has been down for around seven months, but I'm hopefully back now. :D

Read more... )
impactings: The Ravenclaw crest at the top, followed by: "if everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." (11)
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Name: Thai
Story: Phase
Colors: Opera Mauve #4 - opera glasses, Tyrian Purple #21 - lifelong affair
Style: Sketch + Collage (Phase - Nikki's story!)
Notes: I drew these for Nikki and then she made me post them because she is an ENABLER. Also I am sorry I have not been around. And that I will disappear after this, ne'ermore to be seen. Until the next time I'm enabled.

Wow just go look at the bad art. (They're very big, both about 1100x900, so be warned.)

YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO HAVE INTERESTING CUT TEXT DIDN'T YOU )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Jakob)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Author: Nikki
Colors: Blush
Styles/Supplies: Saturation, Eraser (OTP AU), Mosaic, Collage, Portrait, Pastels (Card 1, B2: making up), Modeling Clay, Yarn, Beading Wire, Glitter, Chalk, Seed Beads, Oils
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted; the title of this is 'Look At The Stars, Look How They Shine For You.'
Summary: Calum and Jakob's life together.
Word Count: 5,325
Rating: PG-13
Notes: This is basically an AU where Jakob had a drunken non-one-night-stand with Calum instead of Oz. The story of Sean is told better here. Thanks so much to Kelly for helping me with a few Calum pointers and beta-reading/editing.


Read more... )
bookblather: Kaylee fangirling: text is fangirl. (fangirl)
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Author: Kat
Title: Gentle
Story: Phase
Colors: Purple 10 (purple passionflower)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, collage, feathers (this song), glitter (Smother Me, the Used).
Word Count: 100.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: There's not a lot of gentle in Angie's nature.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Nikki's fill for the kiss meme.

Gentle )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Andy)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Kelly and Nikki
Colors: Fluorescent Pink 4. Stop making me repeat myself. It's bad for my health!, and Cotton Candy 17. race you home, for Kelly; Chalk White 5. "Nobody loves me/Nobody cares/Nobody picks me peaches and pears.", Chocolate Brown 20. chocolate syrup, for Nikki.
Styles and Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Collage, Mosaic, Interactive Art, Pastels (my current gen+romance card for [community profile] origfic_bingo, B2. Mental illness for Kelly; my gen+romance card, N3. Bluffing for Nikki), Brush (abstruse), Modeling Clay (#150: Love)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2,222
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted (Index ~ Timeline); the title of this piece is '___.'
Summary: Nic wants a baby, Andy better deal with it.
Notes: Takes place December 2007.

Talia was going and growing up. )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Oz)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Kelly and Nikki
Colors: Fluorescent Pink 16. Sometimes I get the feeling that we're all just a bunch of clowns standing on our tiptoes at the edge of a great abyss, and Cotton Candy 11. play house for Kelly; Chocolate Brown 1. Three Musketeers
Styles and Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Interactive Art, Mosaic, Collage, Acrylic (Photograph Prompt), Pastels (my current gen+romance card for [community profile] origfic_bingo, G1. a favorite relative for Kelly; my gen card, G2. The usual suspects for Nikki), Brush (abstruse), Modeling Clay (#150: Love), Glue (Be certain that you know what you want before you make a move that cannot be undone.), Glitter (- "You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.“ - Stephen King in Hearts in Atlantis)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5,288
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted (Index ~ Timeline); the title of this piece is 'Baby Makes Four.'
Summary: Calum wants a baby, Jakob wants a baby. Oz really, really wants a baby.

Calum took the time to hang up his coat and toss his bag in his office after he got home before going on a hunt for either Jakob or Oz. )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Andy)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Nikki
Colors: Chocolate Brown 11. Godiva, Tequila Rose 1. If these mortals are suffer'd their scheme to pursue/There's devil a goddess will stay above stairs, Daffodil 7. colors everywhere
Styles and Supplies: Illustration, Eraser (TOWNOID), Pastels (my gen card; free space), Stain ("Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure." - F. Scott Fitzgerald), Glitter (set 7: warm), Glue (Although you're in a creative phase, it's challenging to turn your enthusiasm into production.)
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted; the title of this piece is 'Hell on Heels.'
Summary: Andy and Nic, 800x600 graphic.
Notes: My first shot at a 'ship picture, made for Kelly because they are having a bad day. <3 The lyrics are from "The Boss's Daughter" by Pop Evil.

Read more... )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Angie)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Author: Nikki
Colors: Alice Blue 16. you're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are., Olive Green 1. Angry German, Tyrian Purple 28. Orpheus' song
Styles/Supplies: Canvas, Miniature, Oils (when a heart breaks), Stain ("I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane." - Ray Bradbury), Modeling Clay (#142: battle), Chalk (Familiar Comfort), Pastels (my gen+romance card; B5: violence)
Story: Phase; the title of this is 'Face to the Floor.'
Summary: At first, Angie knows something is wrong.
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Notes: My last Alice Blue! Takes place in May 2002. Trigger warning for mentions of self-harm.

I think I'm going crazy, Sarah.' )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Rayne)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Author: Kelly and Nikki
Colors: Alice Blue 18. when I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, Tyrian Purple 12. golden fleece, for Nikki; Olive Drab 18. “Whatever it is, even if the answer is yes, it’s no.” for Kelly
Styles/Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Collage, Mosaic, Interactive Art, Pastels (Nikki's gen card; O1: the next best thing), Stain ("Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Einstein)
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted (Index ~ Timeline); the title of this is 'Reparation.'
Summary: Rayne tries to partially pay Nicoletta back.
Word Count: 1,366
Rating: PG
Notes: Takes place in August 2016.

Rayne arrived at Nicoletta and Andy's house with a check burning through her hypothetical pocket. )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Rayne)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Author: Nikki
Colors: Alice Blue 3. be what you would seem to be
Styles/Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Pastels (my gen card; O4: 'growing up')
Story: Phase; the title of this is 'I Like Chocolate Milk.'
Summary: Angie and Rayne watch Nicoletta's and Andy's daughters.
Word Count: 340
Rating: G
Notes: Takes place in August 2016.

five_steps_back: (Phase: Sarah)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Author: Nikki
Colors: Tyrian Purple 2. hold up the sky, Alice Blue 8. curiouser and curiouser, Olive Green 8. Midnight Snowstorm
Styles/Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Oils (tell me if you see it move), Pastels (my gen romance card; O4: talent/skill)
Story: Phase; the title of this is 'Red Solo Cup.'
Summary: Angie builds a fort, so of course Sarah knocks it down.
Word Count: 186
Rating: G
Notes: Takes place in April 2006.

Sarah usually worked days at Andy’s shop )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Adrianna)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Author: Nikki
Colors: Alice Blue 19. off with their heads
Styles/Supplies: Brush (livelong), Acrylics (Dentists and assistants), Oils (tell me if it starts moving), Stain ("Nothing is impossible, some things are just more likely than others." - Johnathan Winters), Pastels (my gen+romance card; O5: criminal intent), Fabric (this picture), Modeling Clay (#142: battle), Yarn (this picture), Mosaic
Story: Phase and The Haunting of Violet Marsh; the title of this is 'Pathology.'
Summary: Adrianna has to talk to Zach about a 'favor'.
Word Count: 491
Rating: PG
Notes: Takes place in August 2016. Adrianna is 26, Zachary is 34. Mentions of cadavers and possible murder.

It was her first day at Maimonides, and Adrianna was on her way to the morgue. )
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[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Nikki
Colors: Carnation Pink 9. Accented characters are evil, incompetent, or prophetic. [There are some people Chloe just can't let down.], Tyrian Purple 9. Trojan horse, Alice Blue 10. life, what is it but a dream?
Styles and Supplies: Paint-by-Numbers (Kelly's), Oils (with predictable results), Pastels (my gen+romance card; G2: deadline), Stain ("You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard), Beading Wire (Cheetah Cubs), Acrylic (sinuous)
Rating: G
Word Count: 175
Story: Phase; the title of this piece is 'Father's Day.'
Summary: Chloe has a problem.
Notes: Takes place in June 2024.

It was both adorable and hilarious, the expression Chloe always wore when she was thinking hard about something. )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Angie)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Nikki
Colors: Tyrian Purple 19. pillar of stones, Olive Green 10. Beam Me Up, Scotty, Alice Blue 14. everything's got a moral, if only you can find it
Styles and Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Pastels (my gen+romance card; I2: hatred), Novelty Beads ("I'll come back when I want it, not when I need it."), Oils ("make it go away"), Modeling Clay (#142: battle), Brush (conclave), Chalk (inhale love, exhale hate), Stain ("It is a wise father that knows his own child." - William Shakespeare), Yarn (Stephan's Quartet), Feathers ("Home, whether it be structure or familiar ground, is finally the identity that does not fade." - Anthony Shadid)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 781
Story: Phase; the title of this piece is 'Hate.'
Summary: Angie rescues Sarah.
Notes: Takes place in November 2004. Warning for technical kidnapping, I guess?

t only took Angie a few minutes to gather Sarah's clothes and things into a garbage bag, but Sarah didn't say a thing the entire time. )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Angie)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Nikki
Colors: Carnation Pink 3. Disney death [It's only fitting.], Shell Pink 15. Bury it, and let the ants take care of it (Angie in the AU where he kills his father.), Tyrian Purple 14. eternal sleep
Styles and Supplies: Eraser (Murder AU), Canvas, Paint-by-Numbers (both Kat's and Kelly's), Pastels (my gen+romance card; N2: promises made), Stain (A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. - Adam Clayton Powell Jr.), Brush (abjure), Modeling Clay (#141: freeze), Oils (running out of time), Novelty Beads ("My child, seek those things which make for peace.")
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 600
Story: Phase; the title of this piece is 'Getting Away With Murder.'
Summary:
Notes and Warnings: Takes place the morning after 'The Infection Must Die' in September 2003.

They both wake up to Candance screaming. )
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[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Nikki
Colors: Shell Pink 4. Mermaid's comb (Someone gets their hair brushed.), Carnation Pink 6. Little old ladies bless or curse. [Chloe is totally her grandmother's favorite.], Alice Blue 24. I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either
Styles and Supplies: Paint-by-Numbers (both Kat's and Kelly's), Brush (copious), Pastels (my gen+romance card; B4: beauty), Beading Wire (Lion Pride, Serengeti), Yarn (Anticrepuscular Rays Over Wyoming, Chalk (Inhale love, exhale hate), Acrylic ("I see you've started your addiction early."), Feathers (Home, whether it be structure or familiar ground, is finally the identity that does not fade.)
Rating: G
Word Count: 400
Story: Phase; the title of this piece is Heir to the Throne.'
Summary: Chloe loves spending the night at Nana's.
Notes: Apparently, sudden writing in present tense is all Geena's fault. Takes place in September 2023. Chloe's nana, also known as Alice, is played by Meryl Streep, something that excites me greatly. Thanks to Kelly for the inspiration, and Kat for the title!

Chloe loves spending the night at Nana's. )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Angie)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Kelly and Nikki
Colors: Tyrian Purple 15. the gift of fire, Olive Green 7. painkiller, Alice Blue 21. today isn't any other day, you know for Nikki; Red 7. in the red, Lust 16. PDA for Kelly
Styles and Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID), Novelty Beads ('When the bell toll, when the bell gon' chime/You better call for your woman up high', for Nikki), Pastels (Nikki's gen+romance card; N5: taking a chance), Brush (copious), Stain (Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. - Alfred Hitchcock), Beading Wire (Lion Pride, Serengeti), Mosaic, Interactive Art, Collage
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,140
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted (Index ~ Timeline); the title of this piece is 'A Little Help From My Friends.'
Summary: Angie asks Nicoletta for some help.
Notes: Takes place in August 2016.

Angie's attention span was shot to hell and back that day, but he thought he had a good fucking reason to be a bit spacey at the moment.  )
five_steps_back: (Phase: Andy)
[personal profile] five_steps_back
Name: Kelly and Nikki
Colors: Tyrian Purple #25 (the Midas touch), Alice Blue #20 (it sounds uncommon nonsense) for Nikki; Red 13. redheaded stepchild, Lust 4. Kinky, Rainbow 13. Cher
Styles and Supplies: Eraser (TOWNOID AU), Pastels (Nikki's gen card - B2: surprise), Collage, Interactive Art, Mosaic, Brush (duende), Acrylic (compliant), Oils (dressing up), Stain (“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” – H. G. Wells), Feathers (this picture), Fabric (#075), Modeling Clay (freeze), Yarn, Beading Wire
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,219
Story: Phase and Polyfaceted (Index ~ Timeline); the title of this piece is 'Third Time, A Charm?'.
Summary: It is actually possible to get too drunk to be properly married in Vegas.
Notes and Warnings: Takes place in May 2006.

It's been about a month and half since they, in true Las Vegas tradition, got married while they were very, very drunk.  )

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