Welcome: This continuation of Ad Noctum in the form of a low-key, low-fi, bare bones blog is about sharing what I have with the small nexus of people who want it. The “original” AdNoc [which was pulled down from AO3 in the Beforetimes] will remain on cleanwhiteroom.net. Let's keep it chill, kids. It's quiet. It's night. Someone’s lit a campfire.
Unhelpful summary of Ad Noc: No one smokes in space.
Notes about the story: Ad Noctum is a transformative work, meaning it’s “fan fiction,” much like Ulysses, The Once and Future King, or anything you’ll find on AO3. It’s an epic-length AU that starts roughly a year before season 1 of SGU, and is roughly contemporaneous with season 10 of SG-1. Please don't repost to other sites, but it’s okay to link to this site. One day, I, personally, may repost this on AO3. It depends on how the mists of time clear, kids.
Notes about the series: Ad Noctum is part of the Multiverse Triptych, which also includes Force over Distance and Mathématique. Force over Distance is meant to be read first. Mathématique and Ad Noctum can be read in any order or together.
Warnings: Rated R [movies]. Rated M [video games and AO3]. This one is dark. It includes lying, gaslighting, brainwashing, torture, violence, suicidality, and purposefully insensitive discussion of mental health issues by characters within the story. Despite all those things, it’s also…fun? It’s has sort of an Our Flag Means Death vibe. Reading is a serious undertaking. Steer clear if you have concerns.
Where was this for a decade?: Sorry kids. I had to walk a little further into the fog. And, to do it, I had to take everything with me. But, in your absence, the Misted City has elaborated itself. The pathway begins to clear.
Why revise Ad Noc now?: I was an inexperienced writer and human when I launched myself into Ad Noc, and some of my early quirks cry out for correction. But, more than that, I spent a decade alone with the Multiverse Triptych. It’s alive now, kids. I’ve got a few more shades of paint to bring to the canvas.
A Special Note: There’s a cat in this story. The cat will be, without exception and at all times, one hundred percent fine. Even if characters worry about the cat or the plot seems to threaten the cat, I personally guarantee you that the cat will always be living his best life.
This is fiction: Also known as Definitely Not the Way I Think People Should Live. But, as dark as this one gets, as terrible as the characters sometimes are to one another, it’s still, somehow, about carrying beautiful things in your heart.
Permissions: Anything done with love and attribution is okay by me: translations, art, commentary, remixes, playlists, podcasts, changes in energy, transpositions, the years-long work of ghostly archivists…