luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.dreamwidth.org/30667.html

Links: FF.net | AO3

No, your eyes are NOT deceiving you - I have (finally) updated this story! It's only been five years, but who's counting? :P

(Like my new banner? ♥ The upside of taking such a long hiatus, when your original inspiration song is re-uploaded to YouTube in high def, LOL.)

Notes on Chapter 25 )

I am really, really pleased to be working on this story again ♥ It has never been far from my heart or my mind. This is my happy place and it's always a pleasure to spend some quality time here ♥ ♥ ♥
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
[+] Slowly but surely, I've been going through Stacy in Bloom and giving it a light edit. I am hopeful that I'll be able to update it soon, because its been too long ♥

[+] I also wanted to gauge potential interest in having another Summer Mini Challenge. I'm still working on my [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo card, but could always use a summer time boost. Anybody else game?
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.dreamwidth.org/30667.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/24/

Well, as I said in the note at the top of this chapter, it's hard to believe this story even has a two-year anniversary, LOL! I think back to early spring 2010 and the manic high during which this story was conceived, and just shake my head. John Lennon was right - life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans =)

But, since this fic is two years old and nowhere near complete, I decided to dust off the chapter I'd written back in October, clean it up (after changing my mind a couple of times as to where I wanted the storyline to go after this particular chain of events), and put it up. Maybe someone out there still gives a damn? LOL.

Notes on Chapter 24 )

KI fandom has been rockin' these last couple of weeks, not in the least because the absolutely awesome charlieinpcbfl1 has decided to share his collection of episodes with us on YouTube! He's planning to eventually put up the entire series (!!), so go support him in his endeavors by subscribing to his channel and making your episode requests! The quality of his stuff is really top-notch - plus, he's just an all-around awesome guy, and way generous, to boot. I ♥ my fellow KI fans so frickin' much!!!
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/23/

...and the reverberations of the Big Date BEGIN. (Mwhahahaha.)

Notes on Chapter 23 )
luxken27: (Kids Inc - OTP)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/22/

The Big Date has finally arrived, and boy ~ is it a doozy! Weighing in at an incredible 14,575 words, it is by far the longest chapter I've ever written for a fic - but every single detail was vital, not only in exploring this much anticipated event in the main characters' relationship, but because it also launches all of the second-half storylines - as well as laying the foundation for the sequel.

Notes for Chapter 22 )

Thank you, so much, to everyone who's stuck by me with this fic. I apologize profusely for the length of time its taken me to publish this, but I really wanted to take my time and get it right. The consequences of the actions that occur in this chapter will reverberate through the rest of the story, including some very immediate ones coming up in the next chapter!
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/21/

Holy wow – I can't believe this story has received 50 reviews! When I first started posting it a year ago, it was literally on a wing and a prayer. And now, here we are, over 90,000 words in but only halfway finished, and I'm astonished and humbled by the reception of the story. Whether you've been with me since the beginning, followed me from another fandom, or found this story somewhere else along the way, I just wanted to take a moment and say that I truly adore and appreciate each and every one of your thoughtful, wonderful, supportive comments. They not only totally make my day (I love receiving feedback!), but they fuel my motivation to continue building this story and its universe.

In honor of my 50th review on this story, I've offered to write a gift!fic for that lucky reviewer, who has graciously accepted and given me a prompt I'm very excited to work with. I didn't advertise that I was planning to do this because I didn't want people to comment like they were in competition with each other. This is simply my way to reward you guys and offer some small token of thanks for reading, reviewing, or otherwise letting me know how much you're enjoying this jaunt into my head-canon. (I will be offering this again, on the off-chance that this fic reaches another milestone review amount, but other than this note, I will not be advertising this fact.) It's been so much fun to watch Kids Inc fandom grow over the last year, and see the section at FF.net simply explode with stories. I encourage everyone who wants to write to do so (and drop me a link! I'd love to read it!), and everyone who enjoys reading the stories to let the authors know.

As always, I invite you to check out my LiveJournal for news, notes, explanations, clarifications, and spoilers for this and all of my fics =) I love chatting with readers and even just fellow fans, so if you leave me a way to get in touch with you, I'm more than happy to reply to reviews or answer questions or even just sit and squee with you! Feel free to email me, PM me, or drop a comment at my LJ.

Again, thank you all so much! Now, on with the notes, LOL! :)

Points of interest... )

The next chapter of this fic will be the much-anticipated Big Date. Amusingly enough, my 50th reviewer requested a romantic Ryan/Stacy fic as her gift, so I'm getting a double dose of the good stuff right now. It's actually been quite fun trying to plan two very different dates, but that's definitely what NYC is good for :D

Stay tuned! Lots of good stuff is headed this way, and I know I can't wait! :D
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/20/

Notes for Chapter 20 )
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/19/

Notes for Chapter 19 )

For those of you who want more romance and less friendship, the next chapter focuses on softening the blow of the ending here, and looks at how Ryan arrived at his decision (with lots of private time with Stacy thrown into the mix, LOL). Their relationship is about to have some growing pains, so if that's your thing...stick around! =)
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/18/

It's time for the showdown...:D

Notes for Chapter 18 )
luxken27: (Kids Inc - Together forever)

Title: Stacy in Bloom
Fandom: Kids Incorporated
Universe: Canon (Season 5 – 1988)
Genre: Friendship/Romance
Rating: T
Summary: With her sister and best friend halfway around the world, who else is there for Stacy to turn to…but Ryan? When the consequences of their actions become clear, the two must decide if pursuing each other is worth breaking up the band.
Mega-meta resource thread: http://luxken27.livejournal.com/137711.html

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873801/17/

Notes for Chapter 17 )

The next chapter will be the (long-awaited?) confrontation with Brian, so stay tuned!