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Title: Eighteen Month Lease
Author: Nina/technicolornina
Pairing/Characters: Roger/Mimi, Roger, Collins, past Collins/Angel, Benny/Alison, Mark, Mark/Alison, Mr. Grey (whom I took the liberty of naming "Alexander")
Word Count: A whoppin' 10,348! What got into me this week?
Rating: Hard R or soft NC-17
Genre: Romance/General/Angst
Summary: Alison comes to collect the rent, and takes something else with her during the eighteen months that even Benny can't take away.
Disclaimer: Not mine. If it were, I'd not be sitting on the patio stealing somebody else's wireless and being all boho, because I'd be able to afford my *own* wireless.
Spoilers: Post-RENT, starting in January and continuing onward.
Warnings: THIS IS AN EXTREMELY MATURE STORY DEALING WITH ABUSE. Other warnings: Main character death (not Roger), adultery, a couple of sex scenes that are actually almost graphic enough to be called that(!), a bit of language, rare-pair, naked!Mark. I *think* that's it. This isn't a story for the faint of heart, though I promise it's not darkfic.
Notes: While the challenge said "based around" the song "Crush" by the Dave Matthews Band, this fic is more "inspired by" it. Why? Because as I read the lyrics, this bunny bit me in the ass as hard as it could and wouldn't let go, and demanded I write a rare-pair showing what Alison might really be like. Also, I'd like to add that there are three quotes in here: Les Miserables, Brokeback Mountain, and RENT itself. There may be more that I wasn't aware I was putting in. Catch all three and say so in the comments, you got a fic comin' to ya. Pairing of your choice. Why? For being freakin' amazing, that's why.
Special Thanks/Dedications: I don't remember who wrote this challenge, but it is the longest oneshot (by more than 6,000 words, if I remember right) that I've written in almost six years of writing across at least eight different fandoms, and so this one's for you.

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21st-Jun-2007 12:11 am(no subject)
Speed Challenge #64 is now closed :(
Dive into work
17th-Jun-2007 03:09 pm - 20: Of Boo Berry and Bordeaux

Title: Of Boo Berry and Bordeaux

Author: Jen <lj user="Bohofemm">
Pairing/Characters: Maureen/Joanne
Word Count:
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Humor
Summary: Maureen gets drunk at a benefit thrown by Joanne’s parents, and has to deal with a pregnant Joanne.
Disclaimer: I wish I did but I own no one.
Spoilers: Typical RENT Spoilers
Warnings: Alcohol Use
Notes: Had to jump into this challenge since it fits right into my pregnant Joanne fic mood. Weekly Challenge 20/
Special Thanks/Dedications: Evie <lj user="Starletfallen">for beta’ing.

20th-Jun-2007 12:48 am(no subject)
Okay, so I kinda suck. That said, weekly challenge #20 is closed.
we will be wicked and we will be fair
19th-Jun-2007 09:43 pm - Speed Challenge #64
I'm going to be out late tomorrow, so note the extended time limitation :)

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Don't forget to put the challenge number in your subject line! Thanks!
Dive into work
17th-Jun-2007 03:29 pm - Weekly Challenge #21
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15th-Jun-2007 01:34 pm - #63: Still We Go On Pretending
Title: Still We Go On Pretending
Author: Alex (enterincolor)
Pairing/Characters: Maureen/Mark, April/Maureen
Word Count: 356
Rating: PG for some cursing
Genre: Romance/Angst
Summary: "It was over before it got the chance to begin.... And now you're his."
Disclaimer: Not mine. No, really. Neither is Chess.
Spoilers: N/A
Warnings: ...A lot of bitching and angst? Besides that, N/A.
Notes: Um. Hi, watch me play fast and loose with prompts, yey? >.>
Special Thanks/Dedications: For the reason I wrote this, in hope she'll never know.

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Chess: each game (Arbiter)
15th-Jun-2007 11:58 pm(no subject)
Speed Challenge #63 is now over.
Dive into work
13th-Jun-2007 01:20 am - SPEED CHALLENGE #62
If the challenge seems weird, it's because Aubrey's making me post this while intoxicated. Me, not her.

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DW: Rose/Nine (&lt;3)
Title: To Finish Our Story
Author: Aubrey (allfireburns)
Pairing/Characters: Mark/Roger
Word Count: 1236
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Last kisses, last words and something of a happy ending.
Notes: This is a sequel to The Stories We Say. It was supposed to be a one shot. We all know how that goes with me. I have no idea how long this is likely to go on, but... you guys had better appreciate this. ^^
Special Dedications: To emilystarr1 - happy (belated) birthday, dear!
Disclaimer: I don't own Rent, Mark, Roger, April, Collins, Benny... any of them. If for some reason you thought that would have changed by now... well, it didn't.

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TARDIS on the Plass
10th-Jun-2007 08:38 pm - Weekly Challenge #19 - Rain Wings
Title: Rain Wings (DKoLS arc, and title has nothing to do with story - go me!)
Author: Nina/technicolornina
Pairing/Characters: Mark/Angel, past Mark/Maureen, some Maureen/Joanne
Word Count: 1 681
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance, sad but not angsty
Summary: Angel yells. Maureen remembers.
Disclaimer: Not mine . . .
Spoilers: It's an A/U. Spoilers for RENT backstory, however.
Warnings: Is Mark a warning?
Notes: Okay, so this fic? Was totally supposed to be much longer. However, I got a job this week (yay!) and so had very little time to work on it (boo). However, it shouldn't *totally* suck. I hope.
Special Thanks/Dedications: For chibidragon, just because.

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11th-Jun-2007 01:26 pm - Challenge #19 Closed!
Challenge #19 is officially closed. Many thanks to the participants! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
11th-Jun-2007 12:06 am - Speed Challenge #61
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Title: A Story About Cupcakes
Author: Lioness Black
Pairing: Mark/Maureen, Roger/April
Word Count: 1204
Rating: PG
Genre: Fluff!
Summary: Maureen makes cupcakes. Mark feels bad. Roger feasts on cupcakes and meets April.
Notes: My first fic was incredibly complicated. I got annoyed. I decided to write fluff instead. I am determined to write something. Though my argument is lame, and... you don't find out who wins the prize. But the prize is... in the air.
Spoilers: None. Pre-Rent.
Warnings: Mentions of sex.
Disclaimer: Not mine, just good fun.

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5th-Jun-2007 06:48 pm - Closed!
Speed challenge #60 is closed.

Tracey PWNS you all.

Willow/Tara spin
3rd-Jun-2007 09:20 pm - Speed Challenge #60

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Willow/Tara spin
3rd-Jun-2007 11:57 am - Challenge #19
God, I suck. My schedule doesn't allow me up late most days, so I don't do this much, but doing this totally entered my brain and promptly left. Sorry! Luckily, it's the weekly challenge. And I one I REALLY love.

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31st-May-2007 11:25 pm - Speed Challenge #A lot
I'm posting this a bit early, because I've honestly been obsessed with all this ridiculous insanity on LJ the last couple of days so I've decided to like put down the laptop and watch some Emperor's New Groove instead!

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misc: too much to lose, sad: too much to lose
30th-May-2007 02:29 pm - Speed Challenge #58 - After All
Title: After All (Different Kind of Love Song arc)
Author: Nina/technicolornina
Pairing/Characters: Mark/Angel, Mr. (Jacob) Cohen, Mrs. (Ruth) Cohen, minor OC, very brief Nanette, mentions of Mimi and Roger
Word Count: 3116. Damn! That's a lot.
Rating: R, for bits of sex.
Genre: Romance/Fluff with substance
Summary: It couldn't have been a more perfect night.
Disclaimer: Not mine. Although the experience from which most of it is drawn is most definitely mine.
Spoilers: A/U.
Warnings: Sex-ish stuff.
Notes: No, I did not go all the way up to NC-17. To be honest, it makes me somewhat uncomfortable to write, especially as I'm on a public computer. Also, with the current LJ fiasco, I don't want to stick my ass in the wind any more than I have to. And I'm sorry the beginning is kind of weird . . . I wanted to start this at an even earlier place, but couldn't figure out how to do it. So the beginning that was supposed to be there never got tacked on. Just pretend you've already read about the dinner . . .
Special Thanks/Dedications: For Jenwyn. Only for you would I write sex, dear.

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Title: Just Like Old Times
Author: Ai (armageddoni)
Pairing/Characters: (THEY MADE ME!!! I WROTE MY FIRST RELATIVLY SHPPY THING!!!) Roger/Benny. Characters are: Roger, and Benny, with mentions of Mark, Alison, and April, and like the briefest smidge of Mimi. Mentions also of Roger/Apil, Benny/Alison, and the teeniest bit Benny/Mimi
Word Count: 443
Rating: Uh... have you LOOKED at the challenge? NC-17 *facepalm*
Genre: Romance, sorta, and, uh... drama?
Summary: All Benny wants is for it to be just like old times... 
Disclaimer: I do not own. I rent. And I apologize for the crappiness of the fic. 
Spoilers: Uh... none, really. Movie/musical, sorta, not really. 
Warnings: Uh... a scene of... (Maddie and Sarah's term) baseball? That would be, mansex. And swearing. 'Cause you can't write a smut fic without a couple of 'f' words...
Notes: Oh dear god... *looks to mods* What have you made me do? *goes off to burn her hands to a crisp and wash herself off in bleach* My first smut. I'm innocent. I swear.
Special Thanks/Dedications: Uh... Can I stick apologies here? 'Cause at the moment I REALLY want to apologize to Jon Larson for this... horrendous creation. 



I can survive life, not me
29th-May-2007 08:15 am - Closed!
Challenge 18 is closed...and anything we haven't closed is closed. And everything I don't know about is closed, too.

I think that covers it.

EDIT: Ok....because technicolornina pointed this out...Speed Challenge #58 is NOT closed. Jenwyn is just sleepy. Mmkay? rentchallenge is not closing, the world is not ending, and now Jenwyn will go back to sleep. Yaaay. Or not. Stupid papers.

EDIT #2: Speed Challenge #58 is NOW closed.

Thanks everyone!
Willow/Tara spin
29th-May-2007 08:08 am - Speed Challenge #58
Um... SO. Your mods suck at this whole long weekend thing. Sorry.


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Willow/Tara spin
Title: All That You Love
Author: Nina/technicolornina
Pairing/Characters: Angel/Collins, and there are two other characters I can't give you the names of because it'd totally ruin the story.
Word Count: 897
Rating: PG, for kissing
Genre: Humor/Romance
Summary: They were both just taking a walk one day . . .
Disclaimer: Not mine. So definitely not mine.
Spoilers: No. Well . . . except the whole Collins/Angel thing.
Warnings: Insanity within! You have been warned.
Notes: Giving a whole new meaning to "speed challenge," I managed to turn this out in 45 minutes (because I won't have access to the lab this weekend). There was a fourth section, but I decided I didn't like it, so I cut it when I posted it.
Special Thanks/Dedications: Erm? None, really . . .

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26th-May-2007 10:56 am - Speed Challenge #57
Speed Challenge #57 is now closed.
Dive into work
25th-May-2007 09:04 am - Speed Challenge #57
Soooo...last night I'm typing this up and I click to post it. The page isn't able to load, so I attempt to try again. Somehow, the school's internet got overwhelmed and the whole system crashed and they've spent the last twelve hours rebuilding everything from scratch. Note the extra special due date due to the technical difficulties. *headdesk*

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Save Our Brains
22nd-May-2007 02:48 pm(no subject)
Speed challenge #56 is closed. Thank you so much to those who entered, and I swear I'm going to get around to reading your stories, really! I just suck at reading fics lately.
we will be wicked and we will be fair
Again, the Different Kind of Love Song arc, and this is where it all begins. Fourth story written in the arc, though.

Title: Blonde Over Blue
Author: Nina/technicolornina
Pairing/Characters: Mark/Angel, Collins, mentions of Roger and Maureen
Word Count: 1 385
Rating: PG, for one solitary little "damn."
Genre: Romance/General
Summary: When Mark goes looking for Collins, he finds someone else.
Disclaimer: Not mine. Don't sue me, I have $40 to my name and it's going to groceries today.
Spoilers: Erm . . . kinda. This is where the A/U begins, so, yeah, if you don't know what happens to Collins during "Rent" after he calls Mark . . . then I don't know why you're here.
Warnings: Nada.
Notes: I just want to say that yes, I know I titled this "Blonde Over Blue" and then made Mark red-haired. That's because Anthony has red hair (check the pics from his book readings and also from LVB and "Tango: Maureen," it's definitely red), but Billy Joel did not write the song about Anthony Rapp. I don't know who it's about. And "Red Over Blue" just doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
Special Thanks/Dedications: This one's for armageddoni, who actually reviewed my last piece.

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Title: "The Foundation"
Author: emilystarr1
Pairing/Characters: Mark/Roger
Word Count: 2,123
Rating: PG-13 for language
Genre: General
Summary: It’s easy to wonder, later, if it was somehow fate.
Disclaimer: Don't own RENT, or the characters.
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Oooo, foreshadowing!
Notes: A take on how Roger and Mark met. And, yes, I'm aware of my use of the word 'disaster'. And no, it is not meant to be cutesy. Well, not really. :p

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becoming jane ocean
Title: Mysteries Unfurled
Author: Ai (armageddoni)
Pairing/Characters: None, Angel 
Word Count: 544
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Angst (I suck at picking genres...)
Summary: Angel had never felt beautiful before...
Disclaimer: I own nothing...
Spoilers: Uh... None, I don't think... movie/musical, if you haven't seen it up to 'Today 4 You'.
Warnings: Drag, just in case that sort of thing bothers you, and I slipped in one bad word... oops...
Notes: I've actually never written Angel before, so... wish me luck!
Special Thanks/Dedications: To my buddy CT, for helping me figure out some makeup stuff (could NOT remember mascara...)


I can survive life, not me
21st-May-2007 01:00 am(no subject)
Weekly challenge #17 comes to an end with no entries!
misc: too much to lose, sad: too much to lose
20th-May-2007 09:01 pm - Challenge #18
Brought to you by emilystarr1, Adam Pascal and me.... No, really.

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Mark handcuff dance
18th-May-2007 09:17 pm - Speedchallenge #55: Best Kept Secret
Title: Best Kept Secret
Author: Ai (armageddoni)
Pairing/Characters: I don't (read: can't) ship, so no pairings, but Roger and Mark
Word count: 655
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama/Angst (again, this is a sorta...)
Summary: He's kept revealed it so many times, yet it still remains a secret...
Disclaimer: I don't own RENT, or Bare: A Pop Opera, where the title came from...
Spoilers: Uh... like... none sadly. I don't think. Unless it's a spoiler Mark and Roger are friends... 
Warnings: Swearing (it's REALLY hard to write a RENTfic without swearing, for me at least...) and kinda maybe a little weird in general...
Notes: I tried this a million times, but I still don't think I capture Mark's feelings and the voices right... I dunno...
Special Thanks/Dedications: To my aunt, for getting me interested in... well, you'll see.


I can survive life, not me
19th-May-2007 02:05 am - Speed Challenge #55
Soooo...what school's internet connection totally failed at life tonight? That would be mine. It's great that I had access to AIM and iTunes, but the rest of the internet would have been nice too. *headdesk*

Speed Challenge #55 is now closed.
Save Our Brains
17th-May-2007 09:31 pm - Speed Challenge #55
Thought I'd get back to my room in time...but I was wrong. So here's the challenge a little late.

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Dive into work
17th-May-2007 12:46 pm - Speed Challenge #54 - Carousel Man
The arc finally has a name! It's the Different Kind of Love Song arc! (Yes! I love Cher way too much for my own good!) And this is the third installment.

Title: Carousel Man (once again, a title that has nothing to do with the piece! GO ME!!)
Author: Nina/technicolornina
Pairing/Characters: Mark/Angel, the world's briefest possible mention of Roger
Word Count: 1 050
Rating: PG
Genre: General/Angst/Romance (because Markcentric is ALWAYS angst)
Summary: He knows now that he's all right. And it scares him.
Disclaimer: If they were mine, this is what would have really happened.
Spoilers: Nada. It's an A/U.
Warnings: Past AngryAndViolent!Roger
Notes: Erm? Somebody want to tell me why nobody has been commenting on my work lately? Should I just do this arc on my own time and try to scrounge up some non-Mark/Angel bunnies? You do all know that Angel doesn't dump Collins in this arc, right? Because she meets Mark first.
Special Thanks/Dedications: To emilystarr1, who is the only person to have commented on any of my last . . . uh . . . I believe the last FOUR of my stories?

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Title: There's No 'F' in Stoli...
Author: Ai
Pairing/Characters: None, Mark, Roger, with mentions of April
Word count: 417
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Humor/Angst (sorta...)
Summary: One man and his bottle...
Disclaimer: Like I own it... I don't!
Spoilers: musical/movie, duh.
Warnings: I got a little 'f-word' happy... oh, and there's drinking.
Notes: Uh... tired brain...
Special Thanks/Dedications: Everyone, I guess... Aren't you happy? You've been thanked!


I can survive life, not me
17th-May-2007 10:52 pm(no subject)
Speed challenge #54 is closed - thank you to those who entered. (This took so ridiculously long because my sleeping schedule is odd. I need to fix that.)
we will be wicked and we will be fair
16th-May-2007 06:57 am - Speed Challenge #54
Okay, excuse the mods for failing a bit. We're a little disorganized this week. You get a bit of extra time on the challenge because of it. Well, a lot of extra time, because I like sleep.

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we will be wicked and we will be fair
14th-May-2007 09:37 pm - Fic entry

Title: Anew
Author: Ai (

Pairing/Characters: No pairings, but Collins, Mark, and Roger, with brief mentions of April
Word count: 1005
Rating: PG-13, just for safety
Genre: Drama
Summary: For speed challenge #053. PreRENT. What will it take to help Roger begin anew?
Disclaimer: I do not own it.
Spoilers: If you haven't seen the musical, or the movie, why are you reading this? Sort of spoilers for both.
Warnings: Swearing, mention of drug use, references to violence.
Notes: This is my first entry... Hope you like it! I wrote it in about an hour... And I'm not very good at writing Roger, so we'll see where this goes...
Special Thanks/Dedications: To Jon Larson... thank you for creating the universe... and the mods, for allowing me in here!



I can survive life, not me
14th-May-2007 03:29 am - Speed Challenge #53: When It Rains...
Title: When It Rains...
Author: Alex (enterincolor)
Pairing/Characters: Benny, Collins; canon pairings
Word Count: 479
Rating: PG (some cursing, death talk)
Genre: Drama
Summary: As the rain falls, Benny and Collins discuss life, death, and the downtime inbetween.
Disclaimer: Not mine at all.
Spoilers: None that I can think of.
Warnings: Implied serious illness.
Notes: N/A.
Special Thanks/Dedications: To Nora and Sarah, because I think my roleplays with the two of them this weekend is where this came from, so.

Chess: each game (Arbiter)
15th-May-2007 07:22 pm(no subject)
Speed challenge #53 is closed. (A bit late, but oh well.)

Thanks so much to those who entered!
we will be wicked and we will be fair
13th-May-2007 10:28 pm - Challenge #16
Weekly Challenge #16 is closed.

No entries.
Idol Gina
14th-May-2007 12:13 am - Challenge #17
Here with your new weekly challenge.

A little late, but... >.>

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Good luck!
misc: too much to lose, sad: too much to lose
10th-May-2007 02:20 am(no subject)
Speed challenge #51 is closed with no entries.
we will be wicked and we will be fair
8th-May-2007 02:26 pm - Awards for Speed Challenge #38
Okay, so I've finally gotten around to stealing Aubrey's laptop long enough to make banners for the winners of Speed Challenge #38, so... here we are!

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Please do not link directly to these banners - save them and upload them to your own image hosting account. Thank you.
DW: Rose/Nine (&lt;3)
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