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Not my best week, but not bad!

WIPs currently active: 6,  no change from last week.

Words written this week: 6,448, down a bit from last week, due in part to a “nope everything I’m writing is terrible and I need to stop trying and go read @gyzym’s new Harry/Draco fic for the rest of the day” kind of day on Monday.

(I figured out what was going wrong with the writing and made it better starting on Tuesday, no worries.)

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 2,425, and Steve is being Aggressively Competent at things Bucky does not expect him to be Aggressively Competent at and it’s very confusing.

Born in the Blood: 1,502, so Chapter 12 might? actually? be done? we’ll see what the betas think. :D

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 769, moving right along toward exciting new varieties of terribleness!

Pillow Box #5: Comfort/Petting/Sleeping in the Pillow Box: 192

Loving and Overall Really Mostly Consensual and Well-Intentioned Cannibalism: 1,481, and things are starting to get REALLY interesting. As opposed to, you know, the boring typical parts. :D

Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward” (Which is Semi-Officially the Saddest Story in All of Not Without You): 79, look, it’s a start, okay?

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Tagged by @silentwalrus1​!

5 things you’ll find in my bag

1. Druuuuugs. By which I mean a sheet of generic Sudafed and a little mint tin filled with Advil and Excedrin. I have a lot of headaches, okay.

2. A set of headphones. I don’t go ANYWHERE without the ability to plug into my phone and tune out the world.

3. Small notebook. I almost never use it–I take pictures of things rather than writing notes/lists for myself, or make To Do items in Habitica–but it’s nice to know it’s there. 

4. An actual metal nail file. I bite my nails, not constantly, but enough that “ugh my nails are raggedy and it is Bothering Me” is a thing that I need to be able to deal with at any time.

5. Pretty enameled compact mirror that I got as a bridesmaid’s gift for standing up in my little brother’s wedding five years ago. I pretty much never wear makeup, but a tiny mirror is handy sometimes!

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Guys the last couple of weeks have been so productive and it is for the extremely boring reason that I figured out a good workday schedule for myself (it involves getting up early and starting work by 9) and ahhhh everything (writing-wise for me personally) is so great right now!! 

WIPs currently active: 6, because I could not resist starting another Pillow Box story to pick up where the last one left off, with 100% more comfort and actual Pillow Box time.

Words written this week: 7,130

WIPs that got no words this week: 2, Cannibalism and Sequel to Saddest Story.

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 784, almost all of which are getting deleted/rewritten, but on the bright side I think I know where I’m going with the next stretch of the story! Act III is sort of blurring imperceptibly into Act IV here, which means making real! actual! progress! through the arc of the story! and maybe even finishing it someday!!

Born in the Blood: 3,760, so Chapter 12 is getting very close to being done!!

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 1,295, oh man I keep opening scenes and finding new and different layers and depths of terribleness, what even is this story. Also it’s over 23,000 words at this point, getting close to the midpoint of the story. I think. Approximately.

Pillow Box #5: Comfort/Petting/Sleeping in the Pillow Box: 1,291, just wallowing around in how nice it is when things are only a little bit terrible for Threetoo and Tony…

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Chapter 4 was written for the following prompts:

Sam comes to visit Threetoo in the penthouse.
Threetoo's first mutual interaction with Sam.
Threetoo meeting someone new and Tony talking him though it?

This is set during Chapter 9 of "Sink Right to the Floor," so Sam is having one hell of a day.

Chapter 4

The Pillow Box: Collected Slave-verse Tumblr Fics (13698 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 4/?
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, Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Stark Robots (Marvel), Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Slavery, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Master/Slave, Hurt/Comfort, Kneeling, Cuddling & Snuggling, Rewards, Bananas, Robots, Weight Issues, Food Issues, Bathing/Washing, POV Outsider, Eating Disorders, Vomiting
Series: Part 3 of All These Burning Hearts in Hell

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.

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An even better week! :D

WIPs currently active: 5, because I finished Pillow Box #4 and started Sequel to the Saddest Story Ever!

Words written this week: 8,552

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 1,324, done and posted!

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 899

Born in the Blood: 376

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 4,157, ahahaha oh god you guys this is awful (for the characters).

Loving and (at least 50% at all times) consensual cannibalism: 1,576

Probably Less Sad Sequel to Ring the Bell Backward (my Not Without You story and the saddest Bucky/Steve story I could think of): 220

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…Third week in a row posting from trusty backup laptop Sophie. Please come back home soon, The Asset.

Books: I’m currently halfway through Gerri Hill’s Chasing a Brighter Blue (which I think is the first lesbian romance novel I’ve ever read?!) and just started reading Mating the Omega by Ann-Katrin Byrde which is market research for the mpreg romance I am writing, but also I definitely bought it months ago just for funsies, so. Take that as you will.

Books finished: 

Full of Briars (http://ift.tt/2kVkyfh) by Seanan McGuire

This is a… novella? novelette? canonical fanfic? in the October Daye series (#9.3, apparently there are four shorter stories between A Red-Rose Chain and Once Broken Faith) and it’s adoooorable. Nothing much happens, plotwise, it’s mostly family drama and people arguing over who loves each other the most, but it’s great. And I should really get back to this series at some point. 

Fic: I’m in the middle of rereading @rsadelle‘s A Good Education which is 100% I Don’t Even Go Here But I Don’t Care It’s Great. <3 

I also have 8 other stories on my hypothetical-open-tabs list, 51 marked for later, and 54 bookmarked with a “to reread” tag.

Fic finished: 

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

…Oh God you guys, I read A LOT of Rivers of London fic this week. Like. A lot. o.O I’m just gonna pick a couple of faves, but there was a ton of good stuff and if you’re at all interested, go check out my bookmarks!

Longhouse (http://ift.tt/1wvvejJ) by philomytha (Peter/Nightingale) in which Peter and Nightingale are attacked by architecture (and Peter’s knowledge of Architecture Facts comes in handy) and also there is ANGST and WHUMP and EVERY GOOD THING.

A Rabbit Hole of Edwardian Pornography (http://ift.tt/2i6h1tw) by @linndechir (Peter/Nightingale) is… what it says on the tin, mostly, in which Peter discovers various vintage pornography stashed in the Folly’s library, and YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT (UNLESS YOU HAVE LITERALLY EVER READ A FANFIC IN YOUR LIFE IN WHICH CASE YOU CAN PROBABLY MAKE A PRETTY GOOD GUESS). :D :D :D

Savage Lovecast Episode 69: Pounded in the Butt By Savage Lovecast Episode 69 [Transcript] (http://ift.tt/2kViUud) by edonohana. Exactly what it says on the tin! I missed this during Yuletide, but the other day I saw someone - talking to the author, in fact, though I only realized that when I tracked down the story - refer to Dan Savage “on the shifter bestiality question” and I was like ????? and googled, and found this story, and it is GREAT. And includes Dan Savage talking about the trials and tribulations of shapeshifters getting asked dumb, insensitive questions about human/shifter sex. <3 <3 <3

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You know how sometimes your dash Does A Thing, putting two posts next to each other that add up to something else?

The contrast between the evening Chris Evans is having (watching the Pats win the Super Bowl) and the evening Sebastian Stan is having (posting a photo of protests against the authoritarian government of his native Romania) are… really striking. 

(I don’t have a pithy conclusion to draw from it, just–aw, these two dudes who I am irrationally emotionally invested in for the same reason, having very, very different evenings tonight.)

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Actually a pretty good week!

WIPs currently active: 5

Words written this week: 6,289

WIPs that got no words this week: 1, the broken dick epic

WIPs that did get words this week:

Born in the Blood: 1,909, and lo, that was Chapter 11.

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 2,461, all of them horrible (for the characters).

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 756, bringing it to a total of 4,821 words, but I swear it’s getting close to the end now. Ish.

Fandom Tr*mps Hate Auction Story That You Are Gonna Love Why Are You Backing Away Like That No Really It’s LOVING AND CONSENSUAL AND NON-INJURIOUS BECAUSE SUPERSOLDIERS Cannibalism: 1,163

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An improvement over last week! Best week so far in 2017! (In, uh, this one narrow and personal sense.)

WIPs currently active: 5, because I started my Fandom Tr*mps Hate story which you will all be SUPER EXCITED ABOUT I AM SURE??!!?

Words written this week: 4,174

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 135

Born in the Blood: 2,963, which has gotten me not quite to the end of Chapter 11 but VERY CLOSE, so update should be coming soon!

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 384, which got me to the end of a scene and now I am trying to figure out how to most effectively showcase the horrible place the story has arrived at…

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 260, still nowhere near done at over 4,000 words, because I still have no idea what a ficlet is.

Fandom Tr*mps Hate Auction Story That You Are Gonna Love Why Are You Backing Away Like That No Really It’s LOVING AND CONSENSUAL AND NON-INJURIOUS BECAUSE SUPERSOLDIERS Cannibalism: 432, so if anybody was wondering how far into 2017 I would get before finding a new and different horrifying thing to try and make people follow me into, the answer was less than three weeks. Settle your bets accordingly.

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Books: I’m currently in the middle of Hoarfrost, by Jordan L. Hawk (about which more below) and have Wanted, A Gentleman by K. J. Charles waiting to be read next. Also Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch, for next next.

Books finished:

Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin, #4) (http://ift.tt/1hnB01P) and

Bloodline (Whyborne & Griffin, #5) (http://ift.tt/1tpYXtb) by Jordan L. Hawk

I’d read the first three books in this series last year, and my highly efficient system of letting a random number generator pick my next book to read from my Kindle Library means I just got to the bundle of Books 4-6 the other day. I won’t spoil (BOOK FIVE IS THE GREATEST THO), but I’ve been devouring them LIKE A SHAMBLING HORROR FROM THE DEEPS–

Ahem. If you’re not familiar–they’re set circa 1900 in a town called Widdershins, Massachusetts in a universe of Lovecraftian horror. Whyborne is a scion of a wealthy founding family of the town, and Griffin Flaherty is a former Pinkerton detective who recently spent some time in an asylum due to a brush with a nameless horror of the night in the course of an investigation in Chicago.

OH AND IT’S A GAY ROMANCE? Whyborne and Griffin fall in love and continue fighting monsters, human and otherwise, throughout eight books so far, while also dealing with their own assorted issues and traumas and learning how to carry on a relationship. ALSO THEY ADOPT A MARMALADE CAT. IT IS GREAT.

Fair Play (Hat Trick, #1) (http://ift.tt/2j6ShT5) and

Two Man Advantage (Hat Trick, #2)  (http://ift.tt/2klUPK8) and

End Game (Hat Trick, #3) (http://ift.tt/2j6RQs2) by Samantha Wayland

Oh man, I was SO CONFUSED by the structure of these when I started reading the first one, but it goes like this: in the first book, Garrick and Savannah get together (and Garrick admits he is bi and Savannah admits that she finds it SUPER HOT to hear about him banging dudes). In the second book, Savannah has to be away from Garrick for a while and tells him if it’s okay if he sleeps with a dude in her absence as long as he tells her all about it, and Garrick proceeds to fall in love with said dude (but is also desperately, passionately still in love with Savannah). In the third book, OT3!

Also there is hockey and some wacky over the top drama in the A-plots and HIGH OCTANE tragic childhood background for Garrick and Savannah’s woobie boyfriend. I could wish that the second book’s plot climax didn’t hinge on a false rape accusation (and I kind of feel like the author was also wishing that by the third book) but I really love the series overall.

Fics: I don’t have ANY fic tabs open due to the “using backup computer” situation, but I made a list instead and there are 11 fics on it. Plus 36 fics Marked for Later on Ao3. And 52 bookmarked with the “To reread” tag.

Fics finished:

back seat drive by @silentwalrus1 (http://ift.tt/2j4Ffnr) MMMMMMYES, so good. Post-everything Bucky/Steve, with a Bucky who is still finding his footing in life and a Steve who just wants to give him whatever he needs. Or wants. IN BED. And also in fast cars. 

The Right Partner by Nonymos (http://ift.tt/1AQdEpv) This is more than a year old, but I just ran across it and read it for the first time. Virgin Steve decides that maybe the right partner is whoever you choose–and when Natasha offers to help him out with that, he decides to go for it.

Patience, a Steady Hand by @helenish (http://ift.tt/Ylu2wu) This is that Inception AU where Arthur is a berserker Viking and Eames is a monk abducted during the pillaging of his monastery, claimed by Arthur as a slave. Warning for, you know, all of the consent problems created by abducting and enslaving someone for sexual use–but the consent situation evolves and changes in really nuanced and ultimately satisfying ways.

(Also, on this reread, I realized how incredibly well this works if you know nothing about Inception and think of berserker Arthur as Bucky and artistic virgin monk Eames as Steve. Just. Putting that out there.)

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What even happened this week? I spent the weekend traveling to/attending ConFusion in Michigan, and I think most of the week disappeared under a rising tide of anxiety about going to the con as An Author, which, as with most things, was a bit anticlimactic. Anyway. I also did some writing in there somewhere! 


WIPs currently active: 4, still.

Words written this week: 2,445

WIPs that got no words this week: 2, Born in the Blood and Slavefic #5

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 2,122, which got me to the end of Chapter 43. Total word count is now 166,190, and there are probably… twenty-five chapters to go? ish? I have no idea.

Pillow Box #4, Sam: 323, Sam and Threetoo have now laid eyes on each other! Progress!

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Another not-great week in writing, alas.

WIPs currently active: 4, because I finished my Sam/Steve Exchange Story! After dragging my feet a lot and not working on anything else because I was supposed to be working on my exchange story, oops. 

Words written this week: 3,675

WIPs that got no words this week: 3, Born in the Blood, Slavefic #5, Pillow Box #4.

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 56

Holding Fast (my @samstevegiftexchange story!): 3,619, done and posted!

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Written for [tumblr.com profile] count-the-stars for the [tumblr.com profile] samstevegiftexchange!

Holding Fast (3670 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Sam Wilson (Marvel), Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie), Established Relationship, BDSM, Dom/sub Play, Sub Sam Wilson, gentle dom Steve Rogers, Biting

Sam is used to playing hard with Steve, but after everything he's been through recently he needs something a little different.

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A far, far distant prequel to the Cabin in Greenland OT3 curtainfic, "Look About (All the Stars Are Coming Out)."

Two Young, Savage Things (10151 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), The Incredible Hulk - All Media Types, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Bruce Banner/James "Bucky" Barnes, James "Bucky" Barnes/Hulk
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Hulk (Marvel), Bruce Banner
Additional Tags: Dubious Consent, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Hulk Sex, Hulk Smash, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Captivity, Rough Sex, Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes, Size Difference, Size Kink, Not using the blood of our enemies as lube, Flashbacks, Protective Hulk, Smart Winter Soldier, Canon-Typical Violence
Series: Part 1 of All Eternals Deck

How the Winter Soldier met the Hulk. (It is not a story for children.)


Jan. 10th, 2017 10:33 pm
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This seems like a good habit, and a good antidote to a just-crushing-enough-to-be-very-distracting headache. So! Five things I'm grateful for tonight:

1. My apartment with heat included in the rent is nice and toasty despite the cold wind that is literally rattling the windows.

2. My new book is selling well and nine lovely people have reviewed it on Amazon!

3. This long and complicated and lovely Teen Wolf a/b/o fic which made an excellent antidote to all the adulting I had to do today.

4. The grocery store had the tub of freshly-packed shredded roast chicken AND the bread freshly baked with roasted garlic, so my inability to actually assemble components into proper meals did not deter me from having a tasty and semi-respectable dinner tonight.

5. The lovely [personal profile] alby_mangroves' really good and helpful beta on the fic I will be posting Very Soon Now, once I am done carefully considering whether the Winter Soldier SHOULD be carrying more knives, and what I was even trying to say in that really muddled paragraph....
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…Not such a great week for writing, for an assortment of reasons. 

WIPs currently active: 5, because I did not finish anything except the story that I wrote in a single shot so it was never a WIP. 

Words written this week: 3,056

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Your Head Nestled Beneath My Chin (from the All Eternals Deck/Cabin in Greenland OT3 AU): 1,289, written and posted all in one shot. :)

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 220, SO CLOSE to the momentous bit!!

Born in the Blood:  119

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 512

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 118

Secret Sam/Steve Exchange Story: 798, still very Not Done. Ohhhh dear. O____O

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Speaking of writing gay werewolves for money!

THE ALPHA’S HOME will be officially released on January 5!!

An omega forced to mate an alpha he hates turns to his beta best friend for help to escape–but the only way out is to be stolen by another alpha.

Grant Denny is an omega who never wanted an alpha mate. He doesn’t want to be a sex toy for an entire pack, even if the alternative is to go through the agony of full moon heats locked up alone. But the choice has been taken away from him–he’s been given to Cliff, an alpha he can’t stand, who is keeping him in a remote cabin along with Jack, a beta who is his best friend, packmate, and the only person he’s ever wanted.

Jack Merritt is trapped in his wolf shape by the cruel alpha who claimed Grant against his will, and took Jack along with him. Jack has loved Grant forever, and he’ll do anything to stay with the omega–but Grant begs him to run away at the first chance, to try to find some way they can both escape before Grant’s heat arrives and forces him to submit to the alpha. Jack would do anything for Grant, but leaving him behind is the hardest thing he’s ever done.

Mike Gilford has been an alpha werewolf for half a year now, and he’s ready to find a mate and start a pack of his own. He never imagined that he would find them like this–a lost wolf, hurt and helpless by the side of the road, and the trapped omega he leads Mike to rescue. Mike only wants to help, but the moment he meets Grant the pull between them is undeniable–and terrifying to Grant, who is trying to escape from being bent to an alpha’s will.

Grant and Jack need a pack’s protection, and Mike is willing to give it, but can he keep them safe without keeping them prisoner? Can Grant learn to trust that Mike isn’t like the alphas he’s met before, and that his destiny as an omega isn’t the doom he’s always feared? With the full moon and Grant’s next heat on the way, there’s not much time for three wolves to make themselves a pack and find their way home…

There's also a teaser scene up on Tumblr! I still have a few advance copies available, let me know if you want one! :)
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Scope note: Anonymous exchange fics are included in the Year in Review for the year in which they were revealed, so this post includes my Yuletide 2016 story, which was revealed before midnight on December 31 in my time zone. I am including the two 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.

This year I posted 20 complete stories + 2 WIPs in 3 fandoms totalling just over 235,000 words, which made for a possibly even more mono-fannish year than last year, which was my most mono-fannish to date. I am getting fandom-monogamous in my old age, apparently. (I mean. Apart from writing gay werewolves for money, and so on.)

This year's titles quoted from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2), Dan Fogelberg (2), Bleachers, Leonard Cohen, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Alan Jackson, Mission: Impossible, The Mountain Goats, Stan Rogers, Taylor Swift, and X Ambassadors.

Fic list )

Fic review meme )
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Actually a pretty good week for writing! Which is not what I expected to be saying as of, say, Wednesday.

WIPs currently active: 5, because I finished TWO stories this week and finally got started on my Sam/Steve Exchange story!

Words written this week: 6,338

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 294, which has got me moving toward the momentous bit! 

Born in the Blood:  168

Ring the Bell Backward (for @notwithoutyoufanbook): 1,933, and FINISHED, which is good because it is due soon and oh hey the KICKSTARTER LAUNCHED TODAY AND HOLY SHIT IT’S ALREADY BLOWN THROUGH FOUR STRETCH GOALS??? YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS.

How the Winter Soldier Met the Hulk: 1,283, and ALSO FINISHED and will get posted… someday. Soonish. Probably. Things are a little hectic this week.

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 497

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 1,884, and 3300 words into the story Sam still has not laid eyes on Threetoo. I… definitely am having trouble with this whole “ficlet” concept.

Secret Sam/Steve Exchange Story: 279, haha guess what I will be FRANTICALLY WRITING this week. O_____O hooboy deadlines sure are a thing!

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