Mar. 18th, 2012

letterstonorah: (kara frakked laura on new caprica)
Title: Civil War, Part I of III
Author: [livejournal.com profile] letterstonorah
Characters/Pairings: Laura, Laura/Kara, Ellen, Tory, Lee (weeee!!! ensemble!)
Summary: Months after the death of her family, Laura finds a cause (and a someone) to get excited about. AU, but the 12 Colonies is still the 12 Colonies.
Word Count: 3700 words
Rating: PG13 (this chapter, later chapters are NC17)
Warnings: none for this chapter
Disclaimer: Not mine, obvi.

Shall post the next chapter Monday, and the next chapter after that Wednesday. Wanted to get some out there before I have to drive back home, though :o) It's finished, thank the gods, as I feel like I've been working on this for quite a while. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Author's Note: This fic was written for [livejournal.com profile] pocochina! She left me a prompt (along with[livejournal.com profile] embolalia, for whom I wrote "Born from Night, Exhaling Fire", the Kara/Kendra fic) way back when, and I've finally finished it. Poco requested a fic about what "the excuses and pretenses and rationalizations are for homophobia in Colonial society, and how it affects the people who have to deal with it. The overwhelming heteronormativity of BSG suggests that an awful lot of characters are closeted to some extent, and the toll that takes. Queer women in particular, given the complex gendered dynamics already at play, so it'd be an interesting look through a Kara or Kendra or Kat or Tory lens. 

(I don't know if you've seen Caprica, which was set 60 years before the show-verse, and really did work to create a world with minimal heteronormativity. Two married men can and do talk about their relationship the same as a straight couple would without social reprisal; poly marriages are not treated as the social norm, but they're not that far out of the mainstream, either. I'd love to see a fic exploring how that world could have become Barbie Ken and Skipper's Dream House! Galactica.)"


Thanks  to [livejournal.com profile] wicked_sassy, who helped me do some brainstorming with this fic early on. Unbetaed and therefore likely has errors.


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