ladydrace: (Oooh you don't say!)
Title: Practice, Practice, Practice.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1791
Warnings: None.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] tli_productions  Thanks dear!
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Summary: To maintain a level of excellence in any skill, one must practice constantly.

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ladydrace: (GarakBashir Kiss)
Title: Lovely Things.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1958
Warnings: None.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] mithrel . Thanks dear!
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Notes: Lingerie kink. Originally posted unbetaed on tumblr.
Summary: Julian's taste in clothes is awful. But there are a couple of delicate exceptions.

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ladydrace: (Garak and Bashir Cuddle)
Title: A Lewd Ditty.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: G
Word count: 385
Warnings: None.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] mithrel . Thanks dear!
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Notes: Written as comfort for Crowdog66 and posted unbetaed on tumblr.
Summary: Julian discovers yet another talent of Garak's.

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ladydrace: (GarakBashir Kiss)
Title: This Time.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 898
Warnings: None.
Beta: [tumblr.com profile] thegreatnarwhalsmuffin did a super quick beta of this. Thank you, baby!
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Notes: Canon setting pwp basically.
Summary: This time is different...

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ladydrace: (Garak and Bashir Cuddle)
Title: Cold Quirk.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: R (to be super safe)
Word count: 1988
Warnings: None.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] tli  Thank you!
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Notes: It's the "caught in a blizzard" trope. All you need to know.
Summary: Garak and Bashir crashed on a block of ice, huddling together for warmth... and talking about erections. What it says on the tin, really.

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ladydrace: (Your Place or Mine)
Title: Flexibility.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 964
Warnings: None.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] mithrel . Thank you!
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Notes: An anonymous message on tumblr asked for flexible!Garak porn. And I delivered. It was originally posted there unbetaed and untitled.
Summary: Appearances can be deceiving, and with Garak... they are.

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ladydrace: (Garak and Bashir Cuddle)
Title: Natural Decline (Or Lack Thereof.)
Author: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Reader: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Fandom: Star Trek, Deep Space Nine
Pairings: Garak/Bashir
Word Count: 2363
Duration: 16:32
Rating: PG-13.
Warnings: None.
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything but my voice.
Summary: After more than a decade of sleeping with Garak, Julian finally gets a little break.

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ladydrace: (Your Place or Mine)
Title: TMI.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairings: Garak/Bashir.
Rating: PG just barely for some suggestiveness.
Warnings: None.
Beta: None.
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Some geezers in the movie and television industries do. Damn them.
Summary: Drabble (100 words). Poor Miles really does not want to know certain things.


As he was leaving, Miles turned in the doorway. “Julian, do me a favor.”

“Yes?”

“Never ask me to fix your replicator again. Get one of the junior engineers, or have Jadzia do it for all I care. Just... don't call me about it ever again, all right?”

“Uh... sure.”

“It's just... there are limits to what I want to know about my friends' late night replicating history. Understand?” He smiled tightly, and then stomped down the corridor before Julian could come up with a reply of more than: “huh?”

Then he connected the dots. “Garak!”

 

End.

ladydrace: (Your Place or Mine)
Title: Plus One.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairings: Garak/Bashir.
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Beta: None.
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Some geezers in the movie and television industries do. Damn them.
Summary: Drabble (100 words). Diplomatic dinners are a lot less fun when you're not there to kill someone...


“Do I really have to join you?”

“The invitation said plus one, and no matter how we look at it, you're now my significant other,” Julian said calmly, ignoring Garak's pouting.

“I wouldn't mind if you invited someone else. Truly I wouldn't.”

“You're going, and that's final.” Julian fiddled with his tie until Garak stepped closer to adjust it for him.

“You know they're all going to give us those dirty looks. Again.”

“Don't worry, Elim. I'll protect you from the scary diplomats,” Julian smirked.

Garak glared. “Cute.”

“I thought it was.”



End.
ladydrace: (Hmmpf)
My domestic groove is back! Yay!

Title:
Techno Impaired.
Fandom: Star Trek DS9
Pairings: Garak/Bashir.
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Beta: None.
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Some geezers in the movie and television industries do. Damn them.
Summary: Drabble (100 words). Sometimes Julian and technology doesn't get along.


“What is wrong with this thing?” Julian grumbled, punching the buttons on the replicator with more force than strictly necessary.

“Did you clear the buffer?” Garak asked mildly without looking up from his novel.

“Yes, I cleared the damn buffer. It just. Won't. Work. Right.”

Garak sighed and got up from the couch. He reached past Julian, pushed three buttons, and with an accommodating bleep the dirty dishes disappeared from the compartment like they should.

“I hate you,” Julian muttered, his arms crossed over his chest.

“I know,” Garak replied smugly and sat back down.



End.
ladydrace: (Garak and Bashir Cuddle)
Working title: "Bashir Junior"
Fandom: Star Trek, DS9.
Pairing: Garak/Bashir.
Other stuff: Please ignore the stupid title. It was purely for filing purposes.
Word count: 11.200 words so far.

This WIP is old. Old as balls. Not even kidding. I started it back in 2008 and somewhere in the middle of 2009 it kinda dried up. I've been poking at it lately, because really, all it needs is the grunt work of typing it up. I have the plot laid out on my head. I just need to grit my teeth and goddamn get to it, already. Also, it'll probably end up being at least 20k words. God help me.

Notes:
It's a post-series story, set roughly 25 years after WYLB. Garak had (foolishly perhaps) decided that not keeping in touch with Bashir was best for all of them, and while he regrets this decision somewhat, he's lost as to how to change things. Meanwhile Bashir went back to Earth, got married, had a son and started teaching at the Academy. His wife later died, but Bashir still stayed, mostly for the sake of his mother and later his father when he ended up a widower. He tried contacting Garak repeatedly, even though he never got any reply. Garak kept up to date with Bashir's life, but is still taken utterly by surprise when suddenly one day, Bashir's son turns up on Cardassia Prime, falling practically right in Garak's lap. Thus begins a new era of Garak's life, once again a Bashir being the one bright spot in Garak's gloomy existence.

But from what the son has to tell, it looks like maybe Garak is going to have a second chance to make things right with the father.


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ladydrace: (Driver picks the music)
Title: Bachelor's Wife.
Author: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Reader: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Fandom: Star Trek, Deep Space Nine
Pairings: Garak/Bashir
Word Count: 12.251
Duration: 1:27:35
Rating: NC-17.
Warnings: Angst.
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything but my voice.
Summary: Garak is feeling lonely and depressed while going through his shedding season. Doctor Bashir proves to be an annoyance difficult to get rid of. Cue truckloads of angst and misunderstandings. And Sex.

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ladydrace: (Driver picks the music)
Title: Risky Business.
Author: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Reader: [livejournal.com profile] cyranothe2nd 
Fandom: Star Trek, Deep Space Nine
Pairings: Garak/Bashir
Word Count: 2057
Duration: 15.11 Mins.
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Slight BDSM, dark themes.
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Disclaimer: I don't own anything.
Summary: Garak accepts the risks of having Julian in his life. Especially because he offers something Julian can't find anywhere else..

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ladydrace: (Default)
Title: Asexual.
Author: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Reader: [personal profile] ladydrace 
Fandom: Star Trek, Deep Space Nine
Pairings: Garak/Bashir
Word Count: 739
Duration: 05.33 Mins.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Possibly a grave lack of knowledge of asexuality. I apologize in advance.
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Disclaimer: I don't own anything but my voice.
Summary: Another lunch, another topic.

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ladydrace: (There's your problem!)
For [livejournal.com profile] kiddywonkus  who actually wanted to know my thoughts on this. It may well be TL;DR for pretty much everybody else.

First of all, a disclaimer. I don't actually know anything about propulsion, advanced mechanics or have even anything more than the most basic understanding of physics. I am not smart in this area, so prepare for some possibly very stupid theories on how Star Trek engines work.

What sparked this post initially was the question of why there didn't seem to be an engineering area on DS9. My simplest theory on this is that since a space station is not actually meant to go very far in any direction, it doesn't need a huge section for propulsion alone like a starship would. I am assuming here that a large part of what goes on in engineering is centered around making the thing "go". I know it has other functions, but perhaps due to size and ship design or even just practicality, I suppose it makes sense to have it all in one place.

DS9 is not only a completely different sort of beast, it's also huuuuuuuge. The Enterprise is just one of at least 6 full-size vessels able to dock simultaneously at any given time. If we ignore design entirely for a moment, it's actually possible that DS9 has not one, but perhaps dozens of engineering sections, all of them easily the same size as the one on the Enterprise, just to produce enough juice to keep the thing floating or whatever. This would not surprise me at all, since it was very clear in the first episode that O'Brien getting the job of Chief Engineer of DS9 was a big step up for him.

DS9 also has a lot of things starships don't. Docking pylons, storage bays the size of a small village, a frickin' strip mall! I have no idea how much energy this stuff would require to keep running, but I imagine it would be a lot. DS9 does have a central core, but it's fairly vague what actually happens there. Does it produce energy? Is it where the big red "off" switch is? Is it merely a junction for all the Jeffrey's Tubes? Nobody really knows. The only thing we really do know is that blowing it up would be bad.

Also, depending on when in the series we are, DS9 has proven capable of:
-Keeping between 2 and 7 thousand people alive and happy at any given time.
-Holding off an entire Klingon fleet.
-Holding off a Dominion fleet (!!)
-Producing effective shielding for an area maybe 50 times the size of the Enterprise.
-Churning out a frankly massive amount of mines to block the wormhole, so one can assume the capacity for production is also fairly huge.

So the sheer amount of power needed is already mindblowing. For practicality, it makes sense not to have it all in one place, so if something should break down it will only affect part of the station. We fairly often hear of the pylons breaking down, so I assume they at least have their own closed systems. I also like to assume that several other systems run independently. Like weapons, transporters and life support. Considering some of the juggling they do with technobabble through the show, this seems highly likely.

The arguments above are pretty much exclusively based on practicality. If we move on to design, there's a whole different level to consider.

DS9 is Cardassian in design. And not only that, it wasn't originally even a space station as such. It was an ore processing plant. It was never built to be a major defensive point, a diplomatic nexus or even to be all that comfortable to live on. It was full of slaves and grudgingly stationed military. (Apart from Dukat, who seemed to love it there.) So the fact that eventually thousands of people seem to live quite happily there is an accomplishment in itself, and it's hardly surprising that the steps taken to keep the thing going, for something that was never its original purpose, would involve some heavy re-designing. If nothing else, O'Brien seems vastly imaginative about how to keep things running. For all we know, the smattering of engineering sections could be mostly just him pulling a Frankenstein to hold everything together and make the Cardassian systems work along with the Federation ones.

Add to that the fact that we don't actually know the logistics of Cardassian engineering, and we're in a completely different ball park. Perhaps whatever makes Cardassian systems go round can't actually be kept in one place for whatever reason. Maybe the placement of the systems was originally just for decorative purposes? We can't deny that there's something artistic about the design overall. There's not a lot of information to back up any of these theories, so really, the sky's the limit with this.



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ladydrace: (Soulonoscopy)
Fandom Survey. (Whatever. Call it what they like, but it's basically a meme.) Grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] xiilnek

Also, I apologize if this gets really fucking long, but I need something to distract me from this horrendous cough!


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ladydrace: (Your Place or Mine)
Right, so I thought it was time to finally tackle this beast! There is so much good stuff out there and I'll probably overlook a lot of things, but my trip through links today reminded me of some of the amazing fics out there and I really want to let the world know which of these I love the best and why. So here we go! In no particular order, my personal faves!

30-ish recs under here! )


ladydrace: (Garak and Bashir Cuddle)
Due to a request on Tumblr for fluffly G/B fics, I thought I'd throw together a little list of links. Note: I am totally using my own discretion here, not going by labels. If I think the fic is cute, it's on the list.

Under a cut, because there are LOADS! )




ladydrace: (Garak and Bashir Cuddle)
Title: Unexpected Gifts.
Series: Star Trek DS9
Pairing: Garak/Bashir
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2546
Warnings: Holiday fluff.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] mithrel did a super sonic beta of this, half of which I promptly ignored. Sorry, dear. So any mistakes are totally my own damn fault.
Feedback: Yes please.
Disclaimer: I don't own any Cardassians or Doctors. *sigh* Not mine. At all. Oh, I only wish.
Notes: I started this fic 3 years ago. Three. Years. Ago. Yeah. I've been looking at it with woobie!face every Christmas since then and this year I decided enough was enough. Better late than never, I suppose!
Summary: Doctor Bashir explains Christmas to Garak and manages to surprise him in the process.

 

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ladydrace: (Free Hugs)
When I grew up there was an explosion of media attention on the horrors of pedophilia and child molesters. It was taken to such extremes that most adults ended up being so afraid of being accused of anything untoward, that they hardly even dared touch their own kids.

So I've endured more than a few stares on account on kissing my mother, full on the mouth, every day. Quite publicly. Because that's what we've always done. My own son recently discovered the concept of kissing and if my baby boy wants a kiss on the lips, then by god, I am going to give him one. (Complete with snot and drool. Oh well.)

Thing is, the attention on this topic in my everyday life made me aware of the boundaries in family relations on screen. Physical contact is okay. Kisses? Apparently not so much.

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