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Reverti Ad Praeteritum by Batsutousai
Unwillingly forced to serve as a human trial for a crazy alchemist experimenting with time travel, Edward Elric finds himself standing across from Truth in the moment it takes his leg from him. Armed with the knowledge of what's to come, Ed sets out to fix every mistake he ever made and save every life they ever lost, no matter the cost.
Anime  Fullmetal  Alchemist  Roy  Mustang/Edward  Elric  R  [M]  300K+  words  Complete  Canon  AU  Time  Travel  Muteness  Mute!Edward  Repeat  Author:  Batsutousai 
april 2016 by danceofflame
Error: Missing language module - the_ragnarok
Harold has unconventional methods for coping with torture. [5,250 words]
personofinterest  finch/reese  the_ragnarok  torture  recovery  muteness 
january 2016 by cunningplan
the inexhaustible silence of houses - Askance (Supernatural)
Almost two years after the world doesn't end, Castiel falls from grace—and loses his voice in the process. It is the impetus for confession and change; before long, he is settling into a loving relationship with Dean, the Winchesters are tired, and hunting for a place to land has taken precedence to hunting anything else. Dean and Castiel fall in love with the strange little house on the end of Swallowtail Drive, and for a little while life is as it should be—sweet, affectionate, and beginning afresh.

But more and more Castiel sees and hears things in the house that beg the question of whether or not a place itself can be alive. The walls and rooms seem to shift and grow and breathe, and one night, Dean comes home from a hunt changed in a way that Castiel cannot explain. In the months that follow, their domestic bliss takes turns for the dark and sour, and the confusion of their circumstances will ultimately test everything Castiel knows about the man he loves, and everything he believes to be true.

(If you're a Supernatural fan and haven't read this fic, then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO. NOW.)
Supernatural  Dean/Castiel  slash  horror  mindfuckery  domesticviolence  fallen!Cas  muteness  20k-40k  complete 
december 2015 by Foppotee
THE CHAGALL POSITION: Tidy Words & the End of the World: LeRoi Jones Reads a New Yorker Poem
"Baraka nails the essential quality of the New Yorker poem in a compact formulation: a carefully put-together exercise published as high poetic art. And when it comes to literary standards nothing has changed in the half century plus since the poet shed tears over that alienating poem – New Yorker still puts a premium on carefully put-together exercises that it publishes as high poetic art. This is just as true of the magazine’s fiction, which represents the “quality” apogee of the MFA cookie-cutter “epiphany story.” Wrapped up in tidy packages of psychological realism, these stories reflect the spurious “humanism” of the liberal professional-managerial class that is really a form of fatuous, self-congratulatory narcissism and an apologetics for a racist, imperialist, and exploitative status quo. Such work is “well-crafted,” meticulous, careful, “clean,” and absolutely risk free – the literary equivalent of a gentrified neighborhood. It’s a neighborhood (Baraka even calls it, perceptively, a “place”) where people like the aspiring Black writer are not welcome, where they are the excluded Other.

In the yearning for social mobility that painfully inflects his response, the young poet of the autobiography implicitly realizes how this “high poetic art” functions as a marker of status, what Pierre Bourdieu calls “distinction.” New Yorker verse and fiction are indeed high-end consumer commodities, of a piece with the tailored clothes, pricey jewelry, and haute cuisine dining spots that share its pages. It’s a cultural “address”, but – as commentators such as Sharon Zukin and David Harvey have shown – one that is eminently available to be cross-mapped onto real space, in urban neighborhoods across the US and around the globe.


One way that this type of “cultural address” manifests itself in the contemporary urban arena is the phenomenon of “cultural districts,” specially designated clusters of arts and humanities venues which then become the focus of public-private investment partnerships. There are many such districts in Massachusetts already, including two here in Boston, the Fenway Cultural District and the new Boston Literary District. According to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state body that awards such designations, the ultimate goal of cultural districts is “enhancing property values and making communities more attractive” – i.e., gentrification."



"Social exclusion and symbolic violence inflict real damage and pain, the pain of marginality, invisibility, and muteness – cultural apartheid. It is precisely the type of pain that Amiri Baraka’s younger self experienced while reading that New Yorker poem. The passage from Baraka’s autobiography struck me because I encountered it at the very time I was writing about the Boston Book Festival’s failure, for the fifth year in a row, to select a local African American or Latina/o author for their flagship “One City One Story” program. One of the “Executive Partners” in organizing the Boston Literary District, the BBF states that this citywide “Big Read” event is supposed to promote literacy and “create a community around a shared reading experience.” Yet what kind of community are they creating? Boston is at least 42% Black and Latina/o, but in the 5 years of One City One Story’s existence they’ve chosen 4 white authors and 1 Asian-American author. The stories themselves, moreover, are very much of the same “carefully constructed exercises” (white and uptight) that continue to be published “as high poetic art” in the New Yorker.

I wonder how many minority youth in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan were assigned the book festival’s 2014 offering, Jennifer Haigh’s “Sublimation,” in their high school English classes. No doubt they were exhorted that they were participating in civic life, and that the story’s values and outlook were somehow “universal” and relevant to their own experience. And no doubt that many of them felt the same confusion and shame and anger that LeRoi Jones felt reading that New Yorker poem in San Juan over a half century ago.

I hope none of them shed tears over it, though – the story wasn’t worth it."

[via: http://botpoet.tumblr.com/post/103457338970/wrapped-up-in-tidy-packages-of-psychological ]
amiribaraka  leroijones  newyorker  mfa  writing  realism  narcissism  racism  imperialism  statusquo  gentrification  literature  edmondcaldwell  socialmobility  commodities  consumerism  mainstream  elitism  culture  sharonzukin  davidharvey  arts  art  humanities  marginality  invisibility  muteness  culturalapartheid  race  homogeneity  2014 
november 2014 by robertogreco
Speak So We Can Hear Your Heart Beat - Jaune_Chat - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
The Avengers are rendered mute by Amora the Enchantress. As a search for a cure grows more and more dim every day, the Avengers have to deal with the reality of learning to communicate with each other in a whole different way. Uncertain if they'll be able to fight again, they enlist the help of their friends, and learn some surprising things about each other as they struggle to hold onto their identities as the World's Greatest Heroes.
avengers  gen  impliedhet  jaune_chat  amora  magical-attack  muteness  team  length-medium  steverogers  tony/pepper  tonystark  samwilson  rhodey  thor  natasharomanov  clintbarton  signing 
november 2014 by ratcreature
In Shadow and Silence by Yahtzee
Written for the following prompt: Erik is an aggressive, dangerous, cynical mutant, hardened from years of being passed through private laboratories and used for experimentation. He's covered in surgical scars from operations, tattooed and bar coded like a lab rat, and blind from an experiment done on his eyes. ... Charles Xavier finds out about him. Charles runs a sort of sanctuary for mutants that provides lost, abandoned, abused, runaway mutants with shelter, comfort, and help with ability control. He thinks he can rehabilitate Erik and save him from execution, and convinces the government that he can.

When Erik arrives, he is a lot worse than Charles thought he would be ... Everyone else can see that Erik is a nuclear bomb waiting to go off, but Charles refuses to give up on him. ...

The first time Charles sneaks up on him wearing no metal, it triggers him and he reacts instinctively, with violence. ... Erik discovers why Charles understands him so well: he was once used in experiments as well, experiments run by his own family, and in one of them, he lost his voice, so he uses his telepathy to communicate.

Blind Erik, mute Charles, the love.
fanfiction  marvel  x-men  charles  erik  charles/erik  complete  short  au  blindness  muteness  from iphone
october 2014 by mcha
GEN - Avengers reaction to Loki Getting His Mouth Stitched Closed
As punishment for attempting to take over/destroy the world, Odin stitches Loki's mouth closed. It's messy, bloody, and painful... and, as far as the Avengers are concerned, cruel and unusual punishment.

I'd love to see each of their reactions to Loki's suffering - even though they didn't like what he was doing, they don't want him to suffer like this. Because nobody deserves to be treated so poorly.
#prompt  §round:020  #unfilled  [mcu]  (gen)  |(team)  |loki  punishment  muteness  mutilation 
september 2013 by avengerkink
Gen (Tony-centric) Mute Tony
I'd like anything to do with Tony being mute.

Now, this could be selective mutism, it could be some form of surgery from some form of torture, it could be something traumatic happened as a child that made him 'decide' to become mute.

Just an idea I've had right this second: Tony went through something traumatic as a child and was mute for several years. When he's an Avenger he's deaged back to the period when he was mute.

That's just one idea though. Would be happy with pretty much anything (though would prefer not mute from birth)
#prompt  §round:020  #filled  $wip  [mcu]  (gen)  |tony.stark  muteness  de/aging  ptsd 
september 2013 by avengerkink
Loki/Thor - lips sown shut
Loki/Thor - instead of Loki being muzzled when Thor's taking him back to Asgard, go for the proper Norse sewing up his lips. or have the muzzle be there because it keeps making people uncomfortable.
muteness  #filled  mutilation  #prompt  (slash)  §round:004  |loki  |thor  *loki/thor 
may 2012 by avengerkink
Steve/Tony, teamfic; Tony becomes mute
Tony's smart mouth pisses off Loki (or bad guy of your choosing), and so they cast a spell that prevents Tony from ever speaking again.

Everyone on the team has to reevaluate how they interact with Tony. Steve, in particular, finds that things are rather different when he's reacting to what Tony does, rather than what Tony says. Their relationship shifts rather quickly, at that point.

I'd definitely like to see some h/c, here, but not too much wallowing by Tony. He's clearly going to go learn sign language as fast as he can, and adapt some great tech programs, and in general be his usual mad genius self.

Totally up to the author if the spell ever gets broken or not.
muteness  #filled  #prompt  (slash)  §round:004  |steve.rogers  |tony.stark  *steve/tony 
may 2012 by avengerkink
In Shadow and Silence - Yahtzee - X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Erik is an aggressive, dangerous, cynical mutant, hardened from years of being passed through private laboratories and used for experimentation. He's covered in surgical scars from operations, tattooed and bar coded like a lab rat, and blind from an experiment done on his eyes. ... Charles Xavier finds out about him. Charles runs a sort of sanctuary for mutants that provides lost, abandoned, abused, runaway mutants with shelter, comfort, and help with ability control. He thinks he can rehabilitate Erik and save him from execution, and convinces the government that he can.

When Erik arrives, he is a lot worse than Charles thought he would be ... Everyone else can see that Erik is a nuclear bomb waiting to go off, but Charles refuses to give up on him. ...

The first time Charles sneaks up on him wearing no metal, it triggers him and he reacts instinctively, with violence. ... Erik discovers why Charles understands him so well: he was once used in experiments as well, experiments run by his own family, and in one of them, he lost his voice, so he uses his telepathy to communicate.

Blind Erik, mute Charles, the love.
x-men  au  slash  charlesxavier  eriklehnsherr  angst  sebastianshaw  captive  rescue  torture  blindness  muteness  mute-xavier  blind-erik  disability  yahtzee  firsttime  raven  experiments  mutants-are-public  mutant-oppression  h/c  pov-erik  pov-3rd 
january 2012 by ratcreature

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