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This week I treated fic writing just like professional writing, in that I got stuck and then (mostly) unstuck, deleted a lot of stuff, and didn’t do any work on it after 6:30pm or on weekends. 

WIPs currently active: 6 

Words written this week: 3,490

WIPs that got no words this week: 2 - Same two as last week, troublingly: Woobie!Sam and Threetoo’s bath.

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 1,170, new total word count 157,397. I got unstuck on the current chapter, I think, now I just have to… write it.

Born in the Blood: 1,162, and I finished Chapter 8! And posted it!! Now… to figure out Chapter 9.

Slavefic #4 (the one about Steve): 411, after deleting pretty much all the words I wrote last week. Still managed to be further forward afterward, but… not much, obviously.

Bucky/Steve consensual sexy ageplay nobody asked for: 747, and getting pretty close to… maybe… finishing? sometime? I think?

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On Wednesday this time! I’m doing less-pretty links in the hopes that they will actually carry across to DW/LJ and I won’t have to edit them all back in this week. Fingers crossed!

Books:

Still reading Interface, still listening to Glitterland, and just about to start reading Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold (very belatedly! but the random number generator that rules my ebook choices finally served it up.)

Book(s) finished:

A Queer Trade (http://ift.tt/1U2oZNi) by KJ Charles, in the same continuity as the Charm of Magpies series. This is a short m/m romance featuring a black man working as a waste-paper seller in Victorian London and the hapless magic-worker who needs his help. <3

Fic:

I have 5 AO3 tabs open + 1 hydratrashmeme notification in my inbox + 51 things marked for later. I think I’m going to try “We Are The Time, We Are The Famous” by coricomile next–it’s Sid/Geno/some bloke I’ve never heard of, and the title makes me smile every time I click on that tab. :D

Fic finished:

(A sampling of stuff I’ve bookmarked recently–you can see all my bookmarks at http://ift.tt/2bFC4A9)

Our Lingering Frost (http://ift.tt/1so8i1Z) by eyres - Bucky/Steve, from 2014, an AU in which Bucky was recovered c.1960, then waited 50 more years for Steve’s plane to be found. (Read on a rec from @daily-stucky-recs​, which you should follow if you are into that sort of thing.)

mixed feelings about the function and the form (http://ift.tt/2aCsJEm) by carpenter - Ghostbusters, Patty/Holtzy, with an awesome Patty POV and a thoughtful focus on INFRASTRUCTURE because who doesn’t love stories about infrastructure? 

Out of All Our Crazy Dreams (http://ift.tt/2bnSUCS) by thesardine - Part 4 of the Alphabet series, which you should definitely read first!!

The Way Out Is the Way Down (http://ift.tt/2axJ6X1) by Speranza - Bucky/Steve, post-CACW fixing everything <3

Marks of Ownership (http://ift.tt/2bjzRKZ) complete on hydratrashmeme - gen, with a deeply dehumanized Bucky who is safe with the Avengers now and just wants to show the correct organizational affiliation on his (its) body. WARNING for self-scarification and a very depersonalized POV.

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This was a better week in writing than last week! Still not as much as I would have liked, but when is it ever? 

WIPs currently active: 6 (I finished something!)

Words written this week: 5,660

WIPs that got no words this week: 2 - Woobie!Sam and Threetoo’s bath (how do I have writer’s block on BATHTIME, fml.)

WIPs that did get words this week:

Sibylla ex Ampulla (formerly anonymous trash meme fill): 1,473 to FINISH IT and now it is posted!

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 901, finished a chapter and brought the total word count to 156,214. Now floundering a bit because I was on that chapter for two months and don’t quite know where the next chapter is going.

Born in the Blood: 668, now veryvery close to being done with Chapter 8, um, as soon as I figure out where Chapter 8 should end exactly.

Slavefic #4 (the one about Steve): 597, but I am a bit dubious about keeping them.

Bucky/Steve consensual sexy ageplay nobody asked for: 2,021, bringing the total word count to 12,602. Now the undisputed most disturbing thing I’m writing!

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Sibylla ex Ampulla (8423 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: HYDRA Trash Party, hydratrashmeme, Amputee Bucky Barnes, Quadruple Amputee, Past Rape/Non-con, Past Torture, Domestic Fluff, Fluff and Smut, Bucky Barnes getting on with his life, Caretaking, Rimming, Anal Sex, Sleepy Cuddles
Summary:

Bucky Barnes walked into the apartment he shared with Steve on his own two feet (bought and paid for--he kept the receipts for all of his prosthetics in their own folder in the fireproof filing cabinet). His very long day was over, and the night could begin any time now.



Written for a prompt at the hydratrashmeme: Bucky has lost all four limbs. [From context: as a form of torture by HYDRA, accompanied by sexual abuses.] He uses high-tech prosthetics to function and generally manages quite well. But every evening, he takes them off and lets Steve take care of him. I just want Steve consensually pleasuring a helpless quadruple amputee Bucky. Consensually and pleasure being the key words.

Title is a tip of my hat to Stoatsandwich's story "Nam Sibyllam", which is about a Bucky who didn't get the chance to survive this well after this kind of torture, and which you should probably not go read unless you are very, very sure you are into that sort of thing. Stoat is quoting from, and I am countering, a passage of Petronius (used by T. S. Eliot as an epigraph to The Waste Land) which begins, Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla...
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(It’s supposed to be Wednesday, for alliteration, but I am not that organized this week, so. Thursday! Because I figure that you might like to know what I’m reading as well as what I’m writing?) 

Books:

In addition to my handful of “haven’t admitted I’m not going to go back and finish it” books, I’m currently reading Interface by Stephen Bury, a book (in fact, the very same elderly paperback copy) [personal profile] iulia​ has reread every election season of the last 16 years or so, and I have somehow never read at all. Until now! 

I’m also somewhere in the middle of listening to the audiobook of Glitterland by Alexis Hall, which is hilarious in audio format, but I’ve gotten to the part where the protagonist is going to Make Really Bad Choices and so I put it down a couple of weeks ago and haven’t listened since. (Seriously though, in audio it is even more apparent than it is in text that Glitterland is the story of Strindberg and Helium falling in love. Which is beautiful, but not without perils.)

Books finished:

Confiscating Charlie: I don’t remember when I bought this–it’s a novelette, so a very compressed erotic romance, definitely calling out to the part of your id that is into bodice-ripping (het) romances, with the rich and powerful hero and innocent 19-year-old heroine and a little bondage and you-belong-to-me thrown in. Honestly… less rape-y than I was concerned it would be from the title?

The Usual Path to Publication: 27 stories about 27 ways in: A collection of delightful short essays from authors about how they “made it,” including many touching on the question of what the hell it even means to “make it” as a professional or published writer. Upbeat, even though not all of them are unambiguous success stories.

Sutphin Boulevard: More or less everyone I know who reads m/m romance has yelled at me at some point to read Santino Hassell, and I finally read this and it was good! …I also stopped reading it for about 36 hours halfway through because I was dreading the character making A Bad Decision (he actually didn’t make that particular bad decision, but the plot is definitely driven by Bad Decisions) (and also by a kind of maddening refusal to accept being in love with one’s best friend who one has already had sex with in the first few chapters of the book, ugh, BOYS).

Fic:

I have 12 tabs open + 45 things marked for later on AO3 + 4 comment notifications for hydratrashmeme fills sitting in my inbox.

Fic finished:

(A sampling of stuff I’ve bookmarked recently.)

All Is Good That Is Desired by [archiveofourown.org profile] archwrites - Bucky/Peggy/Steve sex pollen!!

The well-fought fight by Sororising - Sam/Steve, comparing notes on growing up bi in their respective eras.

Speechless by [archiveofourown.org profile] sara_holmes - Bucky/Clint, Bucky has trouble speaking and decides to learn ASL, Clint is his teacher! Sweet & lovely AU.

Aaaand my favorite thing I read on the hydratrashmeme this week is The True Repairman Will Repair Man, which is a WIP, currently up to Part 9/?, and is being written for a prompt where Bucky insists that all the sex he had with members of HYDRA during his captivity was consensual, and can’t understand why Steve thinks it wasn’t. So far nothing in his past is really described–the story is in Steve’s POV–so it’s doing the monster-just-offscreen horror thing in a deeply unnerving and awesome way. Caveat lector!

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This week was not a good one for writing–partly for fun reasons (I was at [community profile] vividcon from Thursday evening to Sunday!!!) and partly for un-fun reasons (my anxiety got kicked into REALLY HIGH GEAR on Tuesday and it took me until Thursday to be functional enough to, say, spend a weekend interacting fairly normally with other people, let alone writing anything.) SO! Let’s see how far I got in a not-so-great week, shall we?

WIPs currently active: 7 (I decided to put the Bucky/T’Challa fealty kink on the shelf until the field is a little less crowded.)

Words written this week: 3,188

WIPs that got no words this week: 3 - Codename: Aluminum Bastard, the babyfic, and the ageplay.

WIPs that did get words this week:

Slavefic #4 (the one about Steve): 1,621, bringing the total to 31,086, but not actually bringing me closer to the end of the story due to exciting! new! unforeseen! plot development! /o\

Post-CACW depressed woobie Sam/Steve fic: 581, for a total of 5,177 so far. I am… not 100% sure what happens next, but we are sort of turning a corner somewhere in the near future. 

Current anonymous trashmeme fill: 884, close enough to being finished that it is a bit embarrassing every time I work on it that I am not just. finishing. already.

Pillow Box Fill #2 - Bathtime: 102, which is what happens when I get antsy because I haven’t written ANYTHING in DAYS and then sit down to write something and realize I still do not have the wherewithal to actually write for more than a few minutes. Still, better than nothing!

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The Pillow Box: Collected Slave-verse Tumblr Fics (1643 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Tony Stark
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Slavery, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Master/Slave, Hurt/Comfort, Kneeling, Cuddling & Snuggling
Series: Part 3 of All These Burning Hearts in Hell
Summary:

Collected ficlets from the All These Burning Hearts in Hell 'verse, starring Tony and Threetoo with Threetoo's pillow nest in a supporting role. Prompts for each ficlet in the chapter's summary.



#1: Prostration, for these prompts:

threetoo + prostration

Threetoo crashing into as formal of a kneel as he can get in front of Tony because he's panicked about something
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...Okay so it's been a minute since authors were revealed, but better late than never? :D


On Reflection (1723 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Who the Hell is Bucky?
Summary:

For a long time he has had the knack of making himself into what people expect to see when they look at him. This is a Bucky skill, he thinks.

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…Because sometimes people wonder what I’m writing, and I thought it might be useful to post regularly-ish about where all my words are going? So! A status update on the WIPs I’m juggling.

WIPs currently in progress: 8

Words written this week: 6,761

WIPs that got no words this week: 2 - Codename: Aluminum Bastard and the Bucky/T’Challa fealty kink epic

WIPs that did get words this week:

Born in the Blood: 1,144 words this week, so I’ve now got a little over 3,200 words of Chapter 8. One scene left to write before I can actually post a new chapter!!

Slavefic #3 (which I guess now is #4? the one about Steve): 1,003 words this week, so it now stands at 29,457 words. Two or three chapters to go, maybe another 10-15,000 words? Oh man, it is weird to think about actually finishing this, it has taken soooo looooong. But we’re getting there!

Bucky/Steve consensual sexy ageplay nobody asked for: 1,441 words this week, so it now stands at 10,040 words. Two major events left in the story, so maybe only 6-8,000 words before I can unleash this particular unholiness on the world, completing my stressed-out-spring trifecta of “Bucky is extremely vulnerable and Steve takes care of him” h/c stories. 

Post-CACW depressed woobie Sam/Steve fic: 589 words this week, for a total of 4,595. I think I have reached the lowest point Sam gets to in this story, so now I gotta start inflecting upward, maybe another 5-10,000 words to go.

Current anonymous trashmeme fill: 1,258 words this week, maybe two or three thousand left to go. Mmmmm, fluffy post-trash-recovery porn. (Yeah, I am the most anonymous, you cannot possibly crack my code.)

Pillow Box Fill #2 - Bathtime: 1,326 words this week, none of which involve Threetoo being in the actual bath yet. I am not good at writing short tumblr ficlets that are actually short, guys. But now I just need to write the bath part, which cannot possibly be more than a couple thousand words, right? Like. 5k, tops.

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MCU Rolling Remix 2016 is live!

The challenge started with one story, remixed by three different authors–then a remix was written of each of those stories and a remix was written of each of those remixes, and so on until we had seven stories in each of three remix threads.

One of those is mine, and one is the story I remixed, and one is remixed from mine, and if you can figure out which is which you… definitely deserve some kind of prize! :D

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(Edited for DW/LJ to actually include the link, apparently the crossposter is not up to complicated shit like that.)
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Bucky’s broken dick epic (aka the WIP codenamed Aluminum Bastard): 41 Chapters / 155,153 words
Act III so far, spanning fffive? days of internal time: 8 Chapters / 31,653 words
Stuff remaining to write in Act III: Maybe... four more chapters? I’ve been revising my thoughts on where this Act ends and the next one starts.
Broken dick status: Agonizingly almost fixed but still not.
Acts left to write after this one: IV, and V. Which means we’re actually turning the corner into things… getting… better? Which is baffling, after over 22 months of writing everything being awful. I am consoling myself with some last-ditch awfulness before we turn the corner, but that corner is getting awfully close now.
Target posting date: IDK, probably before Infinity War? Right? 


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Can I really crosspost from Tumblr to Dreamwidth to LiveJournal?

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Happy RIDICULOUSLY BELATED birthday, [livejournal.com profile] rubynye!! This fic would have been much more timely back in January in MANY RESPECTS, but these things happen. :D

All Hail the New Kids (23761 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn/Rey, Poe Dameron/Finn, Finn/Rey, Poe Dameron/Rey
Characters: Finn (Star Wars), Poe Dameron, Rey (Star Wars), Luke Skywalker, BB-8
Additional Tags: Mutual Masturbation, Vaginal Fingering, Kissing, Holding Hands, The Force, Trees, Jedi, Threesome - F/M/M, Relationship Negotiation, Polyamory, Stormtrooper Culture, Fluff, Fun
Summary:

Poe had realized even before Finn woke up that he had picked a challenging person--Force help him, maybe two challenging people--to get himself mixed up with. Somehow he still wasn't prepared for Finn and Rey.

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In the continuing adventures of extremely vulnerable Bucky and caretaking Steve...

Finally Clean (4883 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Enemas, Belly Kink, Belly Rubs, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Steve's Sexual Orientation Is Whatever Bucky Needs, cleansing
Summary:



This was nothing Steve had imagined when he interrupted Bucky's hesitation over the question of having sex again to say, "Anything you need, pal."


(Exciting future post-Civil War fic-writing developments: I am now working on a story featuring extremely vulnerable Bucky with caretaking T'Challa and have a robust and determined little fic bunny involving vulnerable Sam with caretaking Steve! Changing things up all over the place!)

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...Wait a sec I have to go add "Another New World" to my playlist of Steve and/or Bucky sadness.

Okay! I'm back! And I have another new book!


The Omega Learns a Lesson, by Dessa Lux

This one is really just a short story, but it is a short story chock full of werewolfy feelingsy D/s and a/b/o gangbang action, and furthermore it is FREE through Sunday!
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Ohhh look while I was really stressed out I wrote fic about terrible things happening to a very vulnerable Bucky and Steve taking care of him. WHO IS SURPRISED? IS IT NO ONE? IT IS PROBABLY NO ONE.

(I am less stressed out now! And writing more, which means I will probably finish a couple of other things on this approximate theme in the next little while. So. Hope you enjoy extremely vulnerable Bucky and caretaking Steve?)

Til I Wanted to Change (10790 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Hydra Agents, James "Bucky" Barnes/Original Male Character(s)
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Original Male Character, Civilian Pervert
Additional Tags: HYDRA Trash Party, Medical Trauma, Rape Recovery, Medical Kink, unsafe kink, Under-negotiated Kink, Hurt/Comfort, don't do complicated kinky stuff with a guy you just met on craigslist, Body Dysphoria, Body Modification, butthole dysphoria, Dissociation, Safewords, Consensual But Not Safe Or Sane, Lollipops, Baked Goods, Comfort Sex, Happy Ending
Summary:



Luckily it turns out to be true what Steve and Sam have told him: you really can find anything on the internet.

He finds a guy whose ad bears the headline THE DOCTOR IS IN with (YOUR ASS) instead of the name of the neighborhood where he lives.

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1) My new book is out! :D



A werewolf who's spent his life without a pack meets a werewolf whose pack is the only reason he's alive. When these opposites attract, they both find out what they've been missing all along.

(Which is to say werewolf!Alec Hardison Brody gets a pack, and Nick gets a boyfriend! :D)

It's #3 in the Protection of the Pack series, and right now the whole series is on sale for 99 cents each! And if you would like to see what people other than me are saying about it, check out this tumblr post where I collected a few of my favorites.

2) I'm moving to Evanston tomorrow. O.O I've already turned in the cable box & modem for my apartment here, so I'm hanging out in my local coffee shop with a friend who lives in the neighborhood, enjoying a last few hours of wi-fi before tomorrow, when I will hopefully get U-verse installed promptly after my (and the movers') arrival. Fingers crossed that all of that timing works out. O________O

3) I cut down to like 26 blogs followed on Tumblr in the run-up to Civil War and in the face of my own lack of wherewithal to deal with same. But Civil War turned out to be pretty great for my purposes, and I am back to fearing no spoilers for a while, and enjoying a bit more flexibility in how I spend my time now that the dayjob is no more, and I've added back about... three? of the 80-some tumblrs I unfollowed. It's kind of soothing, having a comparatively quiet dash. (Which in turn seems to lead to me actually doing some blogging there, which I probably ought to link here?)

4) I think it's time to go get a brownie.
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This is a (100% HTP-free) standalone fluff sequel to Could Never Prepare You, in a post-Age of Ultron AU kidfic 'verse. I wrote this little story for [community profile] mcuflashmeme Week 17 (which was, uh, two weeks ago, oops!) when the challenge was "A story set in a country you've never been to." Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rubynye for help with Jamaica! :D



Long Lazy Morning(s) (3214 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Sam Wilson (Marvel), Original Child Character(s)
Additional Tags: Vacation, Kid Fic, Parenthood, Fluff, Breakfast
Series: Part 2 of In a Lifetime of Chance
Summary:

"Samma! Good morning! I'm hungry, can we have breakfast?"

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I started spinning heartcanon with [tumblr.com profile] feanorinleatherpants right after she saw the movie, and... this happened!

(I'll have a separate post in a sec for the other fic I posted today, to keep from mixing spoilers and non-spoilers.)

Peaceable Skills (1682 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Captain America: Civil War (Movie) Spoilers, povestiri pentru copii
Summary:

He doesn’t steal, and that means he has to pay. To pay he has to work.

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This is... not the way I ever expected to wind up writing a subsequent TJ/Stevie fic to The One Who Knows, but it is, as they say, a funny old world. So this is how I spent my morning yesterday, which was both Civil War Day for me and also my second to last day at my day job. So obviously fic was the answer!


Reading Ahead (2376 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Political Animals, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Thomas "T. J." Hammond/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Thomas "T. J." Hammond, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Meta, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Steve Rogers apologizes for Age of Ultron
Summary:

"So, uh." Stevie ran his hands through his hair. "I guess you have some thoughts?"

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