luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)
rec⋅om⋅mend: to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably

Hopefully, you'll find new stories or pieces of art here to tickle your fancy.

Recommendations: Inuyasha )

Latest update: April 29th, 2014
luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)
First of all, a bit of necessary squeeage:

Statistics ahoy! )

Anyone who’s been reading this journal for some length of time will realize how much I <3 the metawriting. Author’s notes abound here – hell, that is the entire point of the exercise, to share the ideas behind the ideas, how I came to certain conclusions, what my motivations were for writing this character in that situation, and why I think it does (or doesn’t) work.

So you can imagine, in an undertaking so massive as this one – a simple thirty prompt challenge table that somehow morphed into an incredibly complex, multi-layered intrigue-laden serialized fic, that I’ve been absolutely dying, trying to keep all the meta inside. Just look at the lengths I go to for single drabbles, and you’ll have some understanding of my struggles, LOL.

But, it was a tradeoff – the suspense and drama that keep the readers coming back for more (more than one person has referred to this fic as their crack, LOL) would be completely and totally spoiled if I laid my thoughts bare after completing and posting each chapter. My favorite part of writing notes – dissecting the characters – would absolutely ruin the reading experience, as half the fun with this fic is trying to figure out who’s the most reliable narrator, what some of the characters’ motivations truly are, and if certain relationships can ever be repaired.

So, this won’t be one of my usual “here are my thoughts on yaoi” author’s notes posts. To do that would absolutely ruin both the readers’ enjoyment of the story, as well as my motivation for writing it. I truly enjoy the feedback I receive after posting each chapter, here and on the archives, as it really helps me see things through the eyes of my readers and helps shape the story in many sometimes surprising ways. You guys keep me on my toes, LOL, always trying to stay one step (or twist!) ahead.

But I’d still like the other part of writing author’s notes – keeping a log of references and personal motivations – for this piece. Thus, I’ve decided to compromise: have a little something for me, and let you guys in on some of the “inside stuff” of this story.

Points of interest… )

As the story progresses, I’ll be adding more bits and pieces to this post.

Updated 11/05/13: Chapter 29 notes added
luxken27: (BSC - Santa hat)
This year's [community profile] fandom_stockings have (finally) been revealed. Mine is here - and boy was I totally spoiled this year, haha. Not only did I receive 3 wonderful giftfics, but I also received recs for nail polish tutorials (yes!), a clutch of Clarissa-centric blog recs (Yes!), and icons from fellow fans of Jonathan Creek and Monarch of the Glen (YES!). I enjoy meeting new people who share my interests, so yays all around!

I ♥ this exchange because its the time when I'm mostly likely to receive things for the tiny fandoms of my heart, alongside the bigger fandoms of my heart, like BSC.

As per usual, I will post recs/author's notes for the few giftfics I gave this year in the coming weeks.

That being said, this is likely the last year I'm going to participate in [community profile] fandom_stocking, because the exchange is very poorly organized. It has single-handedly fueled my muses during the Christmas/holiday period for the last couple of years, but participating has become such a hassle that it'd be easier/more satisfying to gift things to the same folks, outside of the exchange.

Speaking of which - the [community profile] hetswap tagset looks very promising for this year, with multiple pairings from all of my major fandoms (including Inuyasha, BSC, and Sweet Valley) having been nominated quite early in the game. I nominated some things myself, but I was tickled to see so much possibility already there. There seems to have been something of a resurgence in desire to see IY canon pairings, especially - I'd love to see some of my IY fandom friends participate, just to be able to read new works by them (HINT HINT).
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)




"Don't go pulling a Philip Kiriakis on me, all right?"


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I so immensely dislike the Jan’s baby storyline that defines Shelle’s senior year of high school – especially since the plot and relationship angst are quite similar to those at the heart of my IY fandom opus, Fleeting. They share similar characteristics: the girl’s sexual insecurity, the guy’s seemingly-noble secret-keeping, and the betrayal and angst that occur when they start to push each other.

So why is one so near and dear to my heart, while the other makes my heart hurt?

Meta: What good is a romance without a basis of trust? )
luxken27: (BSC - Santa hat)
Thank you to everyone who was kind enough to put something in my fandom stocking. I never know what to expect, but I am never disappointed. I feel like I win every single year, LOL - even the year that I was seriously ill and had to flake on everybody I wanted to treat, I totally won :D

This year I received a little bit of everything: BSC fics, IY fics (I miss you, IY fandom!!), a Tangled fic, lots of pictures of castles and kitty cats, and even a greeting from a heretofore unknown fellow KI fan! Unfortunately, my output was not as varied - I only finished 4 BSC fics, which will at some point feature at [community profile] babysitters100. This little fic-writing spree inspired more BSC fic, as well as a character guide for Charlie Thomas, so I was definitely busy during my little week and a half of vacation :P

Quite a few of you on my f-list treated me, and I tried to do the same. There was at least one fic that I did not have time to write before reality set in, but it will be coming at some point this year. If you had a fandom stocking, I hope you enjoy your gifts as much as I love mine!!
luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)
It's been awhile since I've been able to do this =)

First of all, I'd like to thank [livejournal.com profile] eggplantlady for nominating my story, "Midnight Masquerade," during the October 2015 session of the FA awards. It garnered enough votes to earn third place in its category, Best Romance, and earned me a very prescient banner, which you can see under the cut ) This is one of my very favorite stories I've written, period, and it tickles me that folks are still getting a kick out of it all these years later =)
luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)
I've had a yen to reread Fragments lately. I'm not sure what it's doing for me, because I don't tend to reread anything over and over and over again (not even in the heat of feverish edits), but apparently I'm finding some sort of comfort in it.

Apparently, so is someone else: )

I sometimes go back and reread my IY fics and wish I could recapture that ability to write. I miss it, and despair of ever finding it again.
luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)

Title: Fleeting
Universe: Alternate
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: M
Warning(s): Language, innuendo, explicit sexual situations
Summary: All he ever wanted was a considerate roommate…but she turned out to be so much more. When they’re unwillingly thrown into a world of cutthroat business intrigue and family secrets, she quickly becomes the most important person in his life – if only he can find a way to truly trust her, body and soul. AU; Serial.

Author’s Note: This serial was written using prompts from [livejournal.com profile] un_love_you [table here]. Further author’s notes (and other assorted goodies!) can be found in the mega-meta resource thread.

Links: FF.net | MM.org | AO3 | DW | LJ

Happy fifth anniversary, Fleeting!



There is still one more chapter and an epilogue to post - and, if SessMom gets her way, a bonus scene starring her =)
luxken27: (Inuyasha - Equals)
The July 2013 Feudal Association banners are ready for pickup, for those of you on my f-list who garnered recognition (which was quite a few of you - congrats!). I'd like to thank [livejournal.com profile] landofthekwt for nominating my fic, Fleeting, and for everyone who voted for it. Its nice to know there are still folks out there who appreciate my take on this pairing =)

And my pretty award is under the cut )

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