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: (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: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
Title: Summer Rain
Fandom: Baby-sitters Club
Universe: Early canon
Pairing: Richard Spier/Sharon Schafer
Genre: Romance
Rating: X
Warning: Explicit sexual content
Word Count: 4,586
Summary: He’d always had exquisite control, and she’d always longed to break it.

Link: AO3

Writing for [personal profile] mkrobinson for the 2017 [community profile] hetswap exchange.

Points of interest... )

I don't know if I fooled anyone by stepping so far out of my comfort zone, but I did receive some lovely comments for this fic before author reveals, and I saw at least one rec, which made me happy ♥ I'm definitely looking forward to exploring this relationship more, especially from Richard's perspective.
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)

Chapter Title: 26 | Just Janine
Prompt: #029 – Janine Kishi
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Family
Rating: T
Word Count: 2,323
Summary: For a long moment, they simply regarded at each other, communicating with their eyes and hands what they couldn’t convey with words. He loved that he could express with a simple stroke of skin how much he loved her, how in awe he was of her, how proud he was to have been part of this occasion, how excited he was about their future, the three of them, in their happy little family.

Links: DW | LJ | AO3 | FF.net

So, better late than never, eh? *blush*

This is the last of my two 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking gifts, this one for [personal profile] desertvixen.

Points of interest... )
luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)

Chapter Title: 25 | The Final Goodbye
Prompt: #020 – Patrick Thomas
Universe: Late canon (Friends Forever #1)
Genre: Family, Drama
Rating: K+
Word Count: 1,255
Summary: Charlie Thomas makes peace with the man who abandoned him as a child.

Links: DW | LJ | AO3 | FF.net

The first of my two 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking gifts, this one for [personal profile] ozqueen. I wrote and posted this fic before I read her letter for chocolate box this year, where she mentioned being interested in some Charlie Thomas & Patrick Thomas family dynamics, so win-win! =)

Points of interest... )

I enjoyed writing this immensely, and [personal profile] ozqueen enjoyed receiving it. I'm really happy I was able to push all the buttons for her that the book pushed in me. I have so many feels and so much sympathy for all of the Thomas brothers with this book - Charlie and Sam and poor David Michael, who feels left out but probably doesn't really understand why.

Hmm...I *do* have a David Michael prompt in my [community profile] babysitters100 table...maybe this is a way to fulfill it...
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)

Title: Confession & Plea
Genre: Romance
Rating: T
Word Count: 1,896
Summary: After a year of intermittent dating, Charlie and Janine find themselves at a crossroads.

Links: DW | AO3

This is how you kick off a shiny brand new year: with OTP fic! ♥

Points of interest... )

I certainly hope this isn't the last time I visit this particular series this year, but I have learned better than to make promises that time and circumstance force me to break. Considering my [community profile] fandom_stocking pieces with these two are leading me into a completely different, separate universe from this one, I definitely forsee myself spending a lot of time with these characters, in one iteration or another :D
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)

Chapter Title: 24 | The Cafeteria Conundrum
Prompt: #064 – Shy
Universe: Pre-canon
Genre: Friendship
Rating: K+
Word Count: 1,115
Summary: On the first day of her freshman year, Janine dreads facing the long, lonely lunch hour in the SHS cafeteria.

Links: DW | LJ | AO3 | FF.net

The final fic written for this year's SMC, this was written for the “delay” prompt on my 2016 Summer Mini Challenge table.

Points of interest... )
luxken27: (BSC - Charlie/Janine OTP)

Chapter Title: 23 | Stubborn
Prompt: #058 – Grounded
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Family
Rating: T
Word Count: 1,076
Summary: There was nothing worse than watching her fear become realized – she’d clutched his hands then much like she was now, as if he was her lifeline as she dangled over the side of some perilous cliff.

Links: FF.net | DW | LJ | AO3

Written for the “fluffy” prompt on my 2016 Summer Mini Challenge table.

Points of interest... )

This was fun to write, and it came out more or less in one piece - a plus when writing against a deadline, LOL. It was refreshing to write this pairing again, and sort of whetted my appetite for more. And it's always a plus to knock off another [community profile] babysitters100 prompt, considering I've been working on that table for six years now o.O
luxken27: (Heroes - Peter contemplation)

Title: Cruel Summer
Fandom: Sweet Valley High
Universe: Early canon (SVH #2, Secrets)
Genre: Angst, Romance
Rating: T
Word Count: 2,881
Summary: Bruce Patman was truly the last person she wanted to see, especially at that very moment.

Links: DW | FF.net | AO3

Written for the “gently” prompt on my 2016 Summer Mini Challenge table.

So now it's time to tackle canon - and SVH #2 Secrets certainly had a juicy subplot: Lila starting rumors about Ken Matthews having an affair with the pretty young French teacher, Nora Dalton.

Points of interest... )
luxken27: (GH - Maxie fierce)

Title: Rendezvous
Fandom: Sweet Valley High
Universe: Pre-canon (sophomore year)
Genre: Romance
Rating: T
Word Count: 7,471
Summary: “You really know how to treat a girl, you know that, Bruce?” Lila shuddered. “Remind me to never do you a favor again.”

Links: DW | FF.net | AO3

Written for the “touch” prompt on my 2016 Summer Mini Challenge table.

Because I couldn't resist more Bruce/Lila fic - and because one idea spawned another, and then another...

Points of interest... )

This fic marks the third entry in a new series - "15-Love," which is the continuation of this Bruce/Lila-centric universe through the beginning of classic SVH canon. I didn't really feel right about putting the rest of these fics in the SVS collection, because technically nobody is anywhere *near* sophomore year anymore. Plus, I had the chance to make a new banner - win-win! =)


My current plans for my SMC table are to continue exploring this bit of headcanon-meets-actual-canon, mostly because I can't resist the idea of these two carrying on a super secret relationship behind everyone's backs, considering everything that happens in early SVH canon that involves these two. Oh, this is going to be fun! =)

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