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    A ship and a man walk out of a bar.

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    This could be a historic moment, the first real contact between the Culture and the people who built the blue box. It had an aura of hidden power, vast knowledge, far travels. It was theorised as a timeship, something far beyond even the Culture's know-how.

    And, grief, it was sexy.

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    ART in the Culture.

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    Trip got saved by the most unlikely aliens he had ever met, and they were actually pretty nice! Very strange, but they had promised to take him back to the Enterprise, so he wasn't questioning their naming conventions too loudly.

    Or; Star Trek meets the Culture – by proxy, but it still happens!

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    Seori never meant for any of this to happen, but if there was one thing he truly knew, it was the fact that the Universe just loved not listening to him.

    Because apparently finding himself in an alien prison with no way of contacting the Culture was not bad enough, there was now a human person he was expected to take care of!

    He was resigning from Contact, SC and possibly life right after this.

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    Not everyone's cut out for a life of interstellar do-gooding. And sometimes even SC's people have to find that out the hard way.

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    Lededje inhaled deep. She felt air fill her lungs and then, with all her might so she would be heard over the din, shouted, 'Are you role-playing ancient history because you want to know what it's like to be one of the creaky old boats you insult all the time? What's losing a- a- main mast like? Or a rudder? How many guns would you say you've got? I mean, is it a hundred guns to a single effector field or what? You-'

    One of the gunners detached themselves from their post and came over.

    'Led, my dear,' Demeisen said to her, brow ridges furrowed in mock despair. 'You're embarrassing.'

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    Perosteck Balveda was making a list and, with the assistance of the LCU Wise Clairvoyante, checking it twice.

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    A GCU stumbles across a bizarre OCP in the form of a twelve-year old girl on a primitive backwater planet in village called Hinamizawa, while Hanyuu can feel her connection to the Sea of Fragments beginning to return. SC flips its shit and sends in an agent to pose among the Club.

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    The recent good Culture fic has motivated me to dust off and repost this little piece, that was languishing on my computer. Just a little thinky piece set post-Matter. Note major spoilers for the ending of Matter!

    Djan Seriy Anaplian and her escort drone Turminder Xuss must come to terms with what has happened.

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    The LCU Knock A Door Run is an Eccentric. In the near future, it plans to leave the Culture forever. For now, it simply wants to say farewell to some of its oldest friends. With it is Yaska Kalvene, as much an Eccentric as the ship on which she lives. Forever tired of the way things are, she plans to join the ship on its new journey, and hopefully find something that finally catches her interest.

    Hrindre Tyu-Vrer hasn't yet learnt how to live again. Within the virtual afterlife of the GSV I Liked It Better This Way Anyway, they work for the Peace Faction's Not Quite Contact department, engaging in diplomatic relations with The Talar, a Level 7 civilisation mentored by The Culture. Yet, as with all things, one cannot simply forget the past. Soon they'll have to come face to face with the trauma that put them on the GSV in the first place.

    M'Gale Yvrensk has committed terrible crimes. Itlen-Orretaw, her slap drone, has committed even worse. Taken in by the Hub of Lalyte Orbital, they still haven't truly made peace with their sins. But when the ship where she started her career comes knocking, M'Gale will be forced to come to terms with what she's done.

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    Mawhrin-Skel is having its coming-out party. If you're not scared, maybe you should be.

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    Special Circumstances say that there are three possible fates awaiting their drones: going down in a blaze of needlessly self-destructive glory, voluntary self-exile, or living long enough for their exploits to matter so little that they are able to publish a memoir.

    The argument about which of these is preferable is said to reveal much about a drone's character.

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    The sentient spaceship In Between Names has been hiding for 300 years. After the mistake that made it lose its human crew, it is not worthy to carry humans around anymore.
    But one day, it must respond to a distress signal.

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    Rick and the gang stumble across a very strange man who claims to be an alien, from something called "The Culture".

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    In those 10,000 years many different things managed to happen. One of them was the rise of an entire new civilization, known as the Culture. And as the Galra Empire spread, so did the Culture. Their eventual meeting was inevitable.
    The meeting did not, in fact, go well.

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    When the powerful alien AIs called Minds discover the Matrix, whose side will they be on? And why? Based on 'The Matrix Reloaded' and Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.

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    “You are talking to me,” the voice said.

    “And who are you?”

    There was a pause. “It is probably best if I show you,” the voice said.

    One of the walls, the one Steve had been inspecting, began to slide up and up into the ceiling. Steve dashed forward, only to collide with the solid sheet of glass behind the wall. The glass didn’t break, even when Steve pounded it with his fists.

    “No need to get hysterical,” the voice said. “Why not step back and admire the view?”

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    I've contributed to several round robins on Twisting the Hellmouth, the Buffyverse crossover site. Most of my contributions don't work without the background created by other authors, but some can be read as stand-alone stories with a little editing. I've decided to start posting them here. This also contains comment fic and other odds and ends.

    Warning - some of the fandoms and characters listed in the tags only appear for a line or two in the stories. See the notes at the start of the first chapter for a list of the crossovers.

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