Acherontia Atropos

Acherontia Atropos
Warnings:

Warning: Story contains shounen ai, Bad language, violence, and pretty much everything deemed as "unwholesome" by Focus on the Family. (My Arch Nemesis...) If you are easily offended, do not read. Also, extra warning is attached to this due to the "YUCK!" factor during some scenes. This is an AU, split off from the TV series at some indeterminate point, and should be treated as such. Many thanks to Laurel K. Hamilton for writing the Anita Blake novels, which inspired much of this and are occassionally borrowed from.

"The tone is just sarcastic enough and just genki enough to be pretty much what *I* think the inside of Duo's head is like..."
--Jadeclaw

"Yea! Action! Angst! Intrigue! ^_^ I want MORE of this."
--silver

"You have finally managed to convince me that I absolutely HAVE to see Gundam WIng, and it was your portrayel of Duo Maxwell in this particular fic that shoved me over the brink. I have always intended to see GW, but now it's on my 'must see' list..."
--Mordaxy

I really like duo's "voice" in this fic - it's so "real" - I read the novels instead of watching the tv series, so I may not have the same take on a character...shows attention to detail and precision in word choice that I find impressive.
--Silver Wolf

"I never would have thought of something so ingenious as the boys as slayers in the first place, but this universe takes the cake! This is terrifying, truthful and fantastical all in one story..."
--Kitsunehi

|| The Story ||

Acherontia Atropos 2.0 - rewrite completed 2.24.04.

[All Parts in Text format]
Prologue | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Epilogue

If you still want to read the original version of Atropos, you can download it here as a Zip file.

|| Awards ||

Nanashi: The Gundam Wing Fanfiction Contest
Best Multipart/Series!

Society for the Defense of Duo's Intelligence
October 2000: Halloween - Horror, 1st Place!
(Note: The link above is not direct...it'll take you to Gundam Wing Addiction, and you can get to SDDI from there.)

Author of the month at GW Obsession!
|| Fanart ||
By: Krista
Alternate Cover Base Pic || Alternate Cover With Text || The roadkill gets up and follows me...

By: Chelsea
In the Shower

By: Chelsea
Shower Scene, take two (A re-do of the picture!)

By: ChiBShinigami
Alternative Cover - Duo the Badass

By: Artchicbmp
When Heero Died...

By: Daemonchan
There was a time...

By: Shinigami no Miko
The Book, Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

By: Beth
Sketch of the shower scene

By: Duos_Deathscythe
I think I'm being followed...

|| Miscellaneous ||
The Amazing 5 Sentence, Non-Spoiler Summary of Acherontia Atropos!
Just what it sounds like. A little joke I wrote up because it was way too early and I was still asleep.

The Meals Gundam Boys Eat
More than you ever wanted to know about the eating habits of the Gundam Boys...

Atropos for the Palm
Thanks to a great guy named Brian converted Atropos into a format that can be read on palm pilots. Thank you!!

Dream of Crimson
A Weiss Kreuz fic with the vampire hunter flair. The author, Vikki, says that Atropos inspired her! WAI! It's an interesting fic, so take a look!

Acherontia Atropos auf Deutsch
Sinian has started translating Atropos into German. WAI!
Prologue | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

|| The Name ||

Atropos So What IS Acherontia Atropos Anyway? Atropos

Acherontia atropos is what is commonly named the "Death's Head Hawkmoth." It is native to southern Europe, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and Asia, and is notable because of the marking on its back, which is reminiscent of a skull (whence the name). If you've ever seen Silence of the Lambs, the Death's Head moth is the one pictured on the cover.

Acherontia
This page has quite a few picture of the larva of this moth.

Sphingidae-Schwarmer
A bit more about the moth and its larva...this page is in German. :)

Acherontia atropos
Extremely detailed information on the Death's Head Hawkmoth. Only one picture, though. ^^

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