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2013-03-15 12:04 am

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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.)


“Are they done yet? Are they?” )
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2013-03-14 01:16 am
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The Golden Bird Master List

The Master List Sticky Post. Kinky!

Summary and Warnings )
Chapters )
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2013-03-12 06:00 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 15

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!


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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2013-01-29 07:22 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 14

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.
A bead of sweat ran down Robert's forehead. )

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2013-01-26 12:33 am

Questions, questions!

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]
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2013-01-17 09:58 pm

So, uh...

...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!

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2013-01-17 12:00 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 13

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.

“He wants to join the Church?” )

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2013-01-11 08:21 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 12, Part II

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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2012-11-17 06:02 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 11

ETA: Why must LiveJournal always, always destroy my formatting??


After Lord Fulke departed, Luca staggered back to the bed and threw himself belly-down. )
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2012-10-24 05:58 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 10

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!"


By the time Robert arrived back at the flat it had begun to rain. )
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2012-06-08 08:39 pm

The Golden Bird: Chapter 9

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.


The door closed behind Robert. )
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2011-07-12 03:52 pm

TGB Chapter 8

And now, without any further delays.... 


Robert wasn’t sure how long the kiss lasted. )
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2011-05-19 03:22 am

The Golden Bird Chapter 7

The Grand Reunion Chapter that I've written and rewritten, oh, about a hundred billion times. Hope you enjoy. *bites nails*







In the dream Luca flies like a bird over the mountains. )
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2011-04-18 10:31 pm

The Golden Bird, Chapter Six Part II

This was supposed to be the beginning of Chapter Seven, but it turns out it was the end of Chapter Six all along. (Pleasedon'tkillme.)

(Part Two)

It was not easy to find a cab in Paradiso at ten o’clock the morning after Bacchanal. )

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2011-03-06 12:28 am

The Golden Bird, Chapter Six

If this chapter seems familiar to old readers...it is. This is the only chapter I saved from the first version. Mostly because of sex. Yes, this is a bit of a cheat. Sorry! The next brand spankin' new chapter will be posted soon. Until then, hope you enjoy.


Robert was drunk. )
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2011-02-16 05:28 pm

The Golden Bird, Chapter Five



“What did you do!” )

A/N: This would have been posted an hour ago, but LiveJournal decided that it would be fun to get rid of all my formatting. I had to go through adding line breaks after every paragraph so that I didn't end up with the dreaded wall of text. Sigh.
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2011-02-15 02:09 pm

Update MIA

It feels incredibly presumptuous to say "you all must be wondering where the next chapter of TGB is", but I thought I'd tender an explanation anyway. Although I wrote Chapter Four before Chapter Three, upon rereading it I realized that it needed to be completely rewritten. As I've said before, Luca's voice is very difficult for me, and I'm still struggling to get into his head. That said, I'm almost done with the revision, and Chapter 4 should be posted either tomorrow or Thursday. Sorry for the delay. Chapters Five and Six are already finished and edited, so updates should be posted on a more regular schedule from hereon out.

How was everyone's Valentine's Day? I spent it working on a massive project for work, then going back to my apartment and crashing at the unspeakably early hour of eight o'clock. 
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2011-01-20 09:04 pm

The Golden Bird, Chapter Four

I've had a crap day, so I'm posting this a week ahead of schedule in order that I may feel productive. Cheers!




The inn was one of those Paradiso after-fuck establishments, cheap beds and cheaper booze. )

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2011-01-13 01:45 am

The Golden Bird, take two: Chapter 3.

In which mythology is explained and sex happens.




I’m going to tell you about Ganymene and Melchior. )