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The Master List Sticky Post. Kinky!

Summary and Warnings )
Chapters )
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...or does LJ seem to have died a slow death over the past few years? Has all the slash and original m/m migrated elsewhere, or is my beloved porn going down with the ship? I've heard DreamWidth is a thing, but a quick search turned up very few erotica communities and none that were slavefic-oriented. Tumblr does not seem like a good platform for posting long-form fiction. AFF.net is impossible to navigate and basically the worst. Fictionpress appears to be for completed fics, not WIP, and I'm a little wary of posting torture-heavy slavefic on a site I don't know very well. Getting banned and sued over smut is not on my bucket list.

Where are you guys going to get your slash fix? Can I come too?

ETA: Speaking of which, Chapter 17 of The Golden Bird is complete and will be posted on Friday. 
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This chapter has pretty much all the warnings: graphic rape, humiliation, and physical and psychological torture. If this isn't your cup o' tea, you can probably just read the beginning and skim for major plot developments without missing anything.

(Seriously, I am not kidding around with these warnings. Read at your own risk.)



CHAPTER 16

“Are they done yet? Are they?” )

Finished!

Mar. 13th, 2013 01:55 pm
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Chapter 16 is finished! I'll put it up on Friday.

In other news, it's spring. My cat is taking advantage of the season to terrorize the field mice that dare to venture out of the basement. Whenever she hears a bird singing outside she looks thwarted. It's adorable until I remember this infographic and realize that my fat, fluffy darling is actually a ruthless serial killer.

At least the chihuahua is harmless.

Probably.
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I'm so sorry this chapter took so long to post. I got stuck, hard. Fortunately the next one is almost finished and should be up within the next week or two. (And it's a Luca chapter! Hooray!) (Seriously, when did writing Luca become so much easier than writing Robert? Have I stumbled into Opposite World?)

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] voidmancer, [livejournal.com profile] heliosette, [livejournal.com profile] annae89, and [livejournal.com profile] yingtai for being amazing beta readers!




CHAPTER 15

The steps to the King's dais hadn't seemed that steep from the ground, but now, climbing them, Robert felt as though each riser was a mile high. )
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Sorry about the delay posting the new chapter. It's been finished for a few weeks, I just haven't posted because I think it's a mess and have no idea how to fix it. Anyone brave willing to beta read?

ETA: Call answered! You guys are amazing. 
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The results from the poll I posted were pretty decisively in favor of shorter chapters more often -- which would have been my vote as well, since it seems like the easiest schedule for me to stick to in terms of updates.

Thanks to everyone who voted! I'm truly grateful for any feedback I get. *g*

Also, if anyone has any advice for getting LiveJournal to stop fucking up my formatting, it would be really appreciated. I have to go back and edit every entry several times after posting it because line breaks and periods get mysteriously deleted.
CHAPTER 14
A bead of sweat ran down Robert's forehead. )

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I just returned from a sci-fi/fantasy convention (yes, I AM that much of a nerd) and have yet to catch my breath. I'm behind on life in general and comments in particular, for which I truly apologize.

However! I would appreciate some advice. No doubt due to my abysmal lack of organizational skills and penchant for verbosity, I've had quite a few chapters of TGB run so long (5000+ words) that I decided to split them up. Now I'm wondering whether I ought just plan on writing shorter chapters (2000-3000 words) and post more frequently. Thoughts? Opinions? Witticisms? Inquiring minds want to know!

(And speaking of chapters, the next one is finished and will be cleaned up and posted within the next few days.)

ETA: Okay, so option 2 on the poll below should read "Longer chapters less frequently", not whatever nonsensical ridiculousness it currently states. Fff making lj polls while exhausted.



[Poll #1892503][Poll #1892503]

So, uh...

Jan. 17th, 2013 09:58 pm
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...my readers know that The Golden Bird is going to have a happy ending, right? I realize that parts of this story skew pretty dark, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise. At least two-thirds of this thing is going to be pretty cheerful (angsty-cheerful?), even though it might not seem that way right now. I know that there are themes in slavefic that squick people out, so if I'm not doing a good enough job with the warnings please comment on this post and let me know.

Thanks, all!

Augusta
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Life is shockingly restful at the moment, which means I've been writing up a storm. Barring cruel twists of fate I should be able to get on a regular (or at least semi-regular) posting schedule.



CHAPTER 13
“He wants to join the Church?” )

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I'm not totally happy with this chapter but I'm sick of poking at it. So I am surrendering the damn thing to LJ and moving on with the story.


(One of my New Year's resolutions was to be less self-deprecating. Ahem. It's a work in progress?)




CHAPTER 12 cont'd

Lyonesse was still in a state of convalescence after Bacchanal. )

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...and then they happened some more. The second part of Chapter 12 will be posted SOON, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die pinky-swear.
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New chapter finished! I'll edit and post it within the next few days.

In other news, I'm in the thick of grad school applications. Pray for me, comrades.
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I tried to go back and edit Chapter II (grammatical issues and Asher's atrocious Cockney accent, which I've since dropped) and got an error message -- apparently the post was too large? LiveJournal defeats me. So, grammatical mistakes and Asher's bad accent still stand. Any advice? I would split that chapter up, but I posted it two years ago (!) and I don't want to mess up the chronological continuity of the posts as they appear in my journal, or lose the comments.

Damn you, Livejournal. Damn you to to the ninth circle of blogging platform hell.

ETA: Fixed! 
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Posting this from a Starbucks outpost as the WiFi in my apartment has been dead for months. Grad school applications, job hunting, roommate drama, romantic tragedy and sundry medical issues have consumed my life. In the immortal words of Cathy, "Ack!"

CHAPTER 10


By the time Robert arrived back at the flat it had begun to rain. )
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I graduated from college five days ago. This means I am now a proud recipient of the most useless degree in the world (seriously, there's even a song about it). I'm putting off the arduous task of applying for PhD programs for a year, so hopefully I can begin posting more regular updates of TGB. This should really be the first part of a chapter, but it's been waaay too long since I last posted. (Sorry about that.) So here it is anyway.


­CHAPTER 9


The door closed behind Robert. )
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And now, without any further delays.... 

 CHAPTER 8

Robert wasn’t sure how long the kiss lasted. )
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 ...has been sent to my ever-wonderful beta and will be posted pending betapproval (is that a word? That should be a word).

assorted personal ramblings... )
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