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Hello! This is my sticky post for anyone navigating directly to my journal.

All my fic is on AO3 (Dira Sudis) except for a few very old bits and pieces under the orphan tag here.

I don't often rec fic but I do bookmark like a librarian, so take a gander at my AO3 bookmarks. (You can further sort by the bookmarker's tags--favorite is a tier, okay.)

I can also be found on twitter and pillowfort

I can also also be found writing original romance novels, mostly under the name Dessa Lux. All the info about my books is on my website!

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 I would just like you all to know that I have had SEVERAL terrible ideas for Witcher fic that I haven’t started writing yet, okay. LOTS.

Words written this week: 5,768

WIPs that got words this week:

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 102

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 929, and we have turned the corner! I think! It probably won’t be sad anymore after this!! (Probably!)

Slavefic #7: 258

Underage Geralt/Original Witcher Characters: 4,479, mostly from one day where I got on a roll and wrote 3600 words of the worst stuff that happens to Geralt in this story in the course of a few hours. I haven’t done that in a while, so that burst of writing flow and momentum was really enjoyable. SORRY, GERALT.

 
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I spent this week hanging out with my BFF Iulia (and her toddler and dog and husband, in roughly that order of attention-demandingness) but still had my best fic-writing week so far this year because they all go to sleep early and I have A LOT OF THOUGHTS ABOUT GERALT GETTING INTRODUCED TO SEX EARLY. And also some other things.

Words written this week: 6,403
WIPs that got words this week:

Born in the Blood: 236, and Chapter 17 is actually! done! so I will be posting it… sometime soon. :D

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 694, and I figured out just how to angle the trajectory to fling Bucky smoothly into the interpersonal trainwreck that really kicks the story off. SORRY, BUCKY. IT GETS BETTER.

Slavefic #7: 267

Sad WWII Bucky/Steve Fic: 229, and I finally managed to transition from the part where Bucky is just very sad in silence to the part where Bucky is very sad but also talks to Steve about or at least around it? Yay? 

Underage Geralt/Original Witcher Characters: 4,977, ahhahahaha um WHAT’S THAT OVER THERE. *runs away* (Also it’s not that I am SURPRISED that this story has also become Eskel/Geralt and I am shipping Eskel/Geralt with a stupid level of earnestness (oh hey, childhood best friends who go through hell together and end up as hundred-year-old superhuman warriors in a future they never anticipated??) but also I was somehow not quite expecting that.)

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It’s March! And I think the higher dose of antidepressants is kicking in! And … I got myself into a new fandom, because. Of course I did. But hey, I wrote stuff!

Words written this week: 5,591
WIPs that got words this week:

Born in the Blood: 685, and honestly Chapter 17 might be done at this point, I just have to figure out the exact line I’m ending on.

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 74

Slavefic #7: 756

Sad WWII Bucky/Steve Fic: 250, and I have been resisting writing this story since about 2015 because IT’S SAD and not even in a normal dramatic irony way or Bucky-falls-from-the-train way, so. At least it’s comparatively short? Probably?

For the Hoard: 1,573, ahahaha oh god I’m writing Witcher fic now apparently?

Underage Geralt/Original Witcher Characters: 2,253, I AM JUST SAYING. IT HAPPENED, OKAY. NO ONE GOT OUT OF TRAINING AT KAER MORHEN WITHOUT BEING FUCKED BY AN ADULT WITCHER AT LEAST ONCE. This is… apparently a hill I am going to die on to the tune of writing a 5+1 fic about Geralt’s experiences of that… whole… situation. All of those words went into, uh, the first half of the first part. So. This is fine. Yes.

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I … totally failed to do this post last weekend! But I did write stuff! So, combined catch-up post.

Words written this week: 3,948

WIPs that got words this week:

Born in the Blood: 1,243, getting SO CLOSE to finishing this chapter!!

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 188

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 2,383

Slavefic #7: 134

Also:



…a lot of cross-stitching, yeah.

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Between job-hunting, snow days, and taking up cross-stitch in the most ludicrously in-character-as-myself way possible, this week’s writing accomplishments… could have been worse?

Words written this week: 2,149
WIPs that got words this week:

Born in the Blood: 461

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 576

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 680

Slavefic #7: 168

Venom OT4 Clownfish AU: 264, hahaha what is that?? where did it come from??? where is it GOING?!?? WHO KNOWS.

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FINALLY feel like I’m getting back on track after the… everything… of the past month.

Words written this week: 3,362
WIPs that got words this week:

Born in the Blood: 691

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 1,737, in which Steve! finally! proposed! so we can get on with the actual story! A mere 13,000 words in! :D

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 745

Slavefic #7: 189 

(Slavefic #6 is … coming, I swear, just my beta and I are both having a difficult winter so… it’s taking some time.)

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Well, this is an easy one. 

Words written this fortnight: 1,918
WIPs that got words this fortnight:

Born in the Blood: 1,918

I’M GONNA FINISH IT, I MEAN IT. NEXT WEEK, ACTUAL REGULAR WRITING WILL RESUME. PROBABLY.

(ALSO: NEW CHAPTER OF TINSOB COMING TODAY! LAST TWO CHAPTERS NEXT WEEK!!!!!)

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Scope note: I am including the WIPs I’ve posted to AO3 this year, and will also include them in future Years in Review for years in which new chapters are posted. Stories posted for Yuletide 2018 are included in this post.

In 2018 I posted 13 complete stories and added chapters to two ongoing WIPs, for a total of over 284,000 words of fic posted in four fandoms. That is the fewest different stories I've posted in a complete year of fic-writing, ever, but, uh, one of them was the lion's share of TINSOB, so.

I actually wrote just over 211,000 words of fic in 2018 (most of TINSOB was written before this year, but otoh I wrote the remaining TINSOB chapters and most of Slavefic #6 and haven't posted them yet, so.) My worst month was March, when I wrote less than 3,000 words of fic in the entire month (and then I got on some new brain meds) and my best month was October, when I wrote over 30,000 (helloooo Venom fandom!)

This year’s titles quoted from The Mountain Goats (3), T. S. Eliot, Alan Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Daft Punk, Dan Fogelberg, and Linkin Park.

(Fic list and a bunch of meme questions under the cut)

Fic List )

Fic Review Meme )
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I didn't sign up for Yuletide this year, but i wound up writing a couple of pinch hits:

Venom Versus Christmas (4571 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Venom (Movie 2018)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eddie Brock/Venom Symbiote, Dan Lewis (Venom 2018)/Anne Weying
Characters: Venom Symbiote (Marvel), Eddie Brock, Dan Lewis (Venom 2018), Anne Weying
Additional Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Unhappy Holiday Feelings, Fluff, Fluffy Ending
Summary:

Eddie doesn't like Christmas, but Venom really likes celebrating things.



The Giant in the Cavern Brings Copper and Silver and Gold (3172 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Thing in the Walls Wants Your Small Change - Virginia M. Mohlere
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: The Dragon & Caro, The Dragon & the House Spirit
Characters: The Dragon (The Thing In the Walls Wants Your Small Change), Caro (The Thing In the Walls Wants Your Small Change)
Additional Tags: Dragons, Friendship, Agender Dragon, It Pronouns
Summary:

Every time the dragon takes a penny, the giant supplies another one.

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[Recreating my Tumblr Post of the same name from 10/27/18, since my Tumblr being NSFW now makes everything behind the cut inaccessible.]

…I obsessively screencap so you don’t have to!

So there’s this Vanity Fair video (which is awesome and you should totally watch) with Ruben Fleischer breaking down how they shot the fight scene in Eddie’s apartment, which is cool for many reasons but mainly because it includes MANY VIEWS OF THE INTERIOR OF EDDIE’S APARTMENT FOR ALL YOUR DESCRIBING-EDDIE’S-APARTMENT-IN-FIC NEEDS.

[ETA 12/24/18: By now you could also, of course, consult your friendly local DVD or Blu-ray--I assume someone will make high quality caps of this stuff soon. I will, probably, if I don't see someone else get to it first.]



Also, revelations about who our favorite disaster is as a person! Eddie owns a Moka pot, a pepper mill, a LOT of blankets and lamps, even more LPs, and more than three shirts actually hanging on hangers!

Screencap tour of Eddie's Apartment, under the cut! )
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There is a Stardew Valley mod that marks which rock has a ladder under it.

This is the most a mod has ever sounded like Definitely Cheating but OTOH god dammit I want to get past level 26 of the Skull Cavern sometime before I die.
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Because I make SUCH GOOD LIFE CHOICES, I picked up a Yuletide pinch hit in a week where I was releasing a new book and while trying to finish my big three pre-2018 WIPs, so, uh, that happened. (I am not displeased with having picked up the pinch hit qua the pinch hit, it was a fun story and I finished it, but, uh. Yeah.)

Words written this week: 2,848 + an unspecified number greater than 1,000

WIPs that got words this week:

There Is No Shortage of Blood: 208, and I figured out what was hindering me and how to stop being hindered by it, which will come in handy as soon as this is the main thing I’m working on again. Hopefully soon.

Slavefic #6: 2,640, and this is… definitely the last chapter. Definitely. I mean it. It just might be kind of a LONG chapter but it is definitely the LAST one.

Secret Yuletide Pinch Hit Story: An unspecified number greater than 1,000, done and posted! :D So now I can pick up another pinch hit FINISH SOME WIPs!!!

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I haven't mentioned my books here in a while--in fact I seem to have missed announcing Omega Required over here entirely!

But anyway, here's the OTHER thing that has had me biting my nails while everyone else is organizing the fandom exodus:



An omega who wants nothing to do with alphas…
An alpha who wants to save omegas, but never meant to fall for one…
And a thousand-mile roadtrip that will change their lives… if they don’t kill each other first.


Book 2 of the Wolves in the World series - out now!



Three omegas are home for the holidays with the Niemi pack, and every old tradition is new again with these omegas in the mix!

Book 2.5 of the Wolves in the World series - coming soon!

These take place in a world that's fifteen years on from a somewhat confused series of events generally referred to as the Revelation, in which the wider human world found out that werewolves exist and are living among them, in ordinary families and in big multi-family packs. As you might guess from the titles, these are omegaverse, but the a/b/o aspects only manifest among werewolves, which means that omegas are doubly strange to humans and deal with... many attendant difficulties.

(It is... possible that the worldbuilding has gotten ENTIRELY away from me? But also: romances!)
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Man, uh, this week was kind of distracted and stressful? I don’t know if anyone else had kind of a distracting and stressful week? Maybe???

Words written this week: 3,043

WIPs that got words this week:

Born in the Blood: 216

Slavefic #6: 2,827, and okay the last chapter was a false alarm but NOW I am in the final chapter and I am going! to finish this! very soon!! I MEAN IT!!!!

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...Mind you, although I feel a bit weird about it, after years of making Tumblr posts, I have finally switched to the Rich Text posting page over here on Dreamwidth. o.O

Anyway. Hi! I'm here! Sorta! Although I am in between publishing one book last week and publishing another (much shorter one) next week so uhhhh I am also kinda nowhere/commuting to my actual life from Stardew Valley, which has made this whole thing extra bewildering and surreal. 
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Nanowrimo is over! And I did not win, but I DID finish the gay werewolf thing I really needed to finish, so that’s… basically the same as winning??

Also if you follow my blog you might not know this but I PUBLISHED A BOOK THIS WEEK!!

…so anyway actual writing of fic has been not happening in HUGE quantities, but now it’s December and all that stuff that I really really want to finish by the end of 2018 is… up next. yes. 

Words written this week: 3,071

WIPs that got words this week:

There Is No Shortage of Blood:  188

Born in the Blood: 458, and getting so! close! to the end! !!!!!

Slavefic #6: 655

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 289

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 351

Oh Look I’m Mad At Another Venom Fic Trope aka For a Song: 1,130, done and posted!

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I spent the first part of the week editing (because omg OMEGA DEFIANT comes out NEXT WEEK) and the rest of the week celebrating Thanksgiving with my bff, her husband, their three-year-old, and his rich white Republican parents, which means that I also fairly regularly found that I had to go in another room and sit quietly and get some writing done.

Yay getting some writing done?

Words written this week: 3,345

WIPs that got words this week:

There Is No Shortage of Blood:  486, and into Chapter 56 via… one of the worse cliffhangers in this fic. Like, definitely top five, possibly top three? Anyway Chapter 56 is going to be fun! and exciting!!

Slavefic #6: 202, because this bit turns out to be difficult to work on when you may be interrupted by a three-year-old at any moment. 

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 445, and I have arrived at one of the scenes I spent several months lovingly imagining when I was not doing so great, and now I have to figure out how to actually write it.

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 1,087, and I have arrived at the premise of the fic! Mostly!

Oh Look I’m Mad At Another Venom Fic Trope: 1,125, and I am not at all sure where I’m going with this, so that’s exciting.

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This week I TOTALLY CHILLED OUT by which I mean maintained NaNo pace and spent a lot of time dithering over writing werewolf holiday fluff. 

Words written this week: 5,975

WIPs that got words this week:

There Is No Shortage of Blood:  1,166, still in Chapter 55. It is possible I don’t want to get to the end of Chapter 55, on… some level.

Slavefic #6: 1,189, and still cannot process how close I am to actually being done with this.

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 503, mostly Steve delivering a mic drop.

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 337, and nothing terrible has happened yet!!

Oh Look I’m Mad At Another Venom Fic Trope: 2,740, and I swear this started out as the story I’ve been meaning to write where Eddie and Venom talk about Maria but now it is also the fic where Eddie tries to explain empathy to Venom. 

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I am? Actually? On pace or a little ahead with Nanowrimo this year?? It helps that for the first time in a few years I’m NOT compartmentalizing into multiple Nano accounts for original and fic, and just counting all my writing like I’m one person. Which I am. Technically.

Words written this week: 10,653, so that New Fandom Energy is still definitely happening. Although it is not the only thing happening!

WIPs that got words this week:

There Is No Shortage of Blood:  746

Born in the Blood: 1,335, and FINISHED CHAPTER 16! GONNA UPDATE SOON!!?!

Slavefic #6: 1,627, and into the last chapter, where it should probably not surprise me that the things that seemed absurd when plotting are in fact kinda sad.

Underage Child Soldier Omega!Bucky/Alpha!Cap!Steve Marriage of Last Resort Fic: 482

Eddie’s Adventures in Suicidal Ideation: 6,226, and DONE! :D :D :D 

Marvel Trumps Hate Bucky/Steve First Time Fic: 237, and THIS time the stuff that I imagine as absurd is totally going to be absurd and NOT SAD, RIGHT. RIGHT?!

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