Fic: Reboot (DCU, PG13)

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Title: Reboot
Rating: PG13
Author Notes: DCU reboot fic

The first rule of information warfare is: If your enemy knows that you exist, you're doing things wrong.

The second rule of information warfare is: Secrets, once known, can never be secret again.

But the zeroth rule of information warfare is: The first two rules don't apply if you have friends with access to time machines.

It hadn't been easy to convince her younger self to remain in the role of Batgirl, once she had realized what Oracle was and could do. But she understood the practicality of a triple life. Barbara Gordon would be a librarian, and if you looked really closely, you'd find that she was Batgirl. There was no Oracle. There had never been.

The first rule of information warfare is: If you do things right, the enemy doesn't know that you exist.

.finis.
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Title: Whispers in the Sea of Sand
Fandom: DC, maybe AU-ish, maybe just off-panel.
Rating: PG13
Summary: How I found the Oracle, and what happened afterward.
Author Notes: Inspired by a post from jarodrussell.
Warnigns: Slighly IT-geeky (but hey, this is Oracle!), unbeated, and possible more fan self-service than anything else.

You want to know how good I am? This is how good I am: when the Pentagon's Sixth Side hired me to look for the Oracle, I conducted my search from a Starbucks. Cramped apartments full of computers loaded with incriminating software are for amateurs. I have entire racks in data centers I've never set a foot in, contracted under assumed names, hosting machines I've never seen.Collapse )

*beams*

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philosophy_20 challenge: Oracle

Done. Sorta. For now.

doc savage
That last pair of fics are the last ones of my philosophy_20 Oracle challenge. I'm thinking of it as a qualified non-disaster. I didn't have as much fun as I had with Lex, or the same feeling of understanding what the character is about.

Besides my (heh) technical limitations, I'd say that most difficulties for me in this challenge came from the fact that Oracle was developed in canon in a way that, I think, makes little use of the potential of the premise. Most of the time, Oracle either sends her operatives to rescue-and-or-destroy missions, or provides information services to the Bats and the League. "Worse" (from the point of view of the poor chump trying to write fic about Oracle), it's in most relevant senses Barbara who does these things. It's not about what she is or isn't capable of; it's what we are shown she does, and why, and how.

On the other hand, maybe that's what Oracle wants us to know. *g*

Anyway, behind the first cut is the table of prompts and links to fics.

Prompts table below the cut.Collapse )

Also, as you probably realized, the titles of the fics are the codes of categories from the Dewey Decimal System. Below the second cut I pasted a list of those categories, with links to their fic.

Second fic table under the cut.Collapse )

And... that's it. Hope you liked them.
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Title: 906
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #20, Reflection.
Word Count: About two hundred.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: It's unavoidable, really.

If you gather enough information, patterns begin to appear. Patterns in crime. Patterns in heroics. Lives interacting in tragedy and victory as so many elementary particles leaving traces in a sensor.Collapse )
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Title: 372
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #19, Caught in the form of limitation.
Word Count: About two hundred and fifty.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: With hindsight, it all makes sense.
Author Notes: Katarik's fault. That's all I'm saying.


The girl who had chosen five minutes ago to be called Misfit was practically vibrating against the energy transfer pads attached to her skin. "Can I go now? C'mon, I'm growing old here!"

The woman in the wheelchair smiled.Collapse )
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Title: 121
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #18, And if the answer is no / can I change your mind?
Word Count: A bit over a hundred.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: How can you test how strong is something, other than by trying to break it?
Author Notes: A sort of mash-up with A Better World, and a sequel to 172 and 793.

The idea is hers, but it's one that appeals to his instincts as a scientist. All it requires is interdimensional technology and flawless planning, and they have both.Collapse )
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Title: 793
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #17, Lack of God.
Word Count: About two hundred and seventy.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: This is what a happy ending looks like.
Author Notes: A sort of mash-up with A Better World, and a sequel to 172. Also, it's a somewhat abstract, i.e., lazier than usual, fic.

There are, as Batman expected, about a dozen well-developed underground resistance networks targeting the Justice Lords, most of which have been infiltrated by Oracle.Collapse )

Fic: 172 (Oracle, PG13, Prompt #16: God)

doc savage
Title: 172
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #16, God.
Word Count: About a hundred and thirty.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: There's no such thing as a guaranteed happy ending, but that doesn't mean one is impossible.
Author Notes: A sort of mash-up with A Better World.

'The League cannot be everywhere at the same time.' Leave it to Batman to phrase an invitation to a worldwide coup in the form of a banality.Collapse )

Fic: 399 (Oracle, PG13, Prompt #15: Infinity)

doc savage
Title: 399
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: #15, Infinity
Word Count: About a hundred and fifty.
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: DC Comics owns all characters involved. Not that Oracle pays too much attention to things like that.
Summary: There's no such thing as a guaranteed happy ending.
Author Notes: A sequel to 378 and 516; this will make no sense -and have no point- without them. Many thanks to katarik for beta and help.


Make no mistake. This isn't fiction. There's a legendary psychopath and a bright, innocent girl, and there's no metatextual rule here that will prevent anybody from being killed or horribly harmed.Collapse )

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