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SOMEONE HAS POSTED ON LULU PAPERBACK COPIES OF TWIST OF FATE. WHAT THE FUCKING HELL? Purportedly they have it available in English and French????
I did the takedown notice - but used Oakstone730 instead of my own name so I don't know if this Lulu site will pay attention to it. WHAT DO I DO NEXT? I'm at work and so spitting angry.
UPDATE: got an email from Lulu that they've taken down the content and are reviewing my claim. That should be the end of it since it is clear on the FF.net site when I started posting it, etc. There are other people's stories being sold there though - just search fanfiction. I only recognized one writer (ivyblossom) and have sent her a message.
Originally posted by hderised_mod at FIC: Solder (NC-17)
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (mentions of Ron/Hermione; Bill/Fleur; and past Draco/Astoria)
Word Count: ~35,000
Warnings: EWE, NC17, potion/alcohol addiction and recovery, nipple play, rimming, dirty talk [in hindsight, I don't think it was that dirty, I think I fail at writing dirty, it was more like slightly suggestive]
Content/Enticements: pining, angst, UST, artist!Harry, cursebreaker!Draco, reconciliation, love, forgiveness, did I mention UST?
Summary: Seven years ago, Harry disappeared out of Draco and Scorpius's life without a trace after Harry's addictions destroyed his and Draco's marriage. Now, Harry’s back, and Draco wants to believe he’s changed. But Harry isn’t the only one haunted by the past.
Author's Notes: Tryslora, I was absolutely thrilled (and terrified) at the opportunity to create a gift!fic for you. You have contributed so much to the HP fandom that it was intimidating dreaming of a story worthy of you. I loved your listed likes and prompts (especially the collar fic suggestion, I want to read that story!) and, although I didn’t follow the specific prompts, I hope I hit upon many of your likes.
To my betas, omi_ohmy and gracerene: what a tremendous ride these last few days have been. I owe you a debt that I can’t possibly repay. I would still be flailing in an ocean of words if it weren’t for you both. Thank you so much. Post reveal update: I really understated how much Omi and Grace did for this story. This was a pinch-hit that I got at the end of November and the length of the story just exploded as I tried to bring everything together without rushing the plot. Omi and Grace were in the fic editing and giving suggestions as I was still struggling to finish.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Total Stories Posted: 8
Total Words Posted: 128,687
Abandonded Words: aprox 90,000
Average Words Per Story: 16,000 (very misleading, some stories were very short)
Shortest Story: Million Miles Away (625 words, Watney/Beck)
Longest: Fest Fic that is still anon.
Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? I had significant writer's block this year. Took a few months to break out of the mental paralysis I was feeling. What did the trick was writing in new fandoms (!!!) - The Martian and Captain America.
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write most? By story count Beck/Watney wins at 4 stories, by word count Harry/Draco wins by tens of thousands of words.
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January? Beck/Watney - couldn't quite see the pairing after reading the book the first time but I read it again, multiple times with impishtubist's goggles on and she showed me the light.
Did you take any writing risks this year? Not really. Other than writing Taps, which I knew wouldn't be popular because there is no pairing, but it is a story that was in my head and I wanted to put on paper. It is Steve Rogers in a cemetery pondering his mortality/life.
Do you have any fanfic or general writing goals for the new year? Finishing my book. I worked on it this year (probably should've counted those words) but am highly dissatisfied with it. Blergh.
From the past year of writing, what was your...
Best story of this year: the fest fic, I think
Most popular story of this year: Well, Firebond with it's single chapter update blew past everything else last week. with 22,000 views across FF and AO3. This is likely due to the fact that it hadn't been updated in 12 months and everyone had to re-read the whole damn thing to remember what story it was.
Personal favorite: Unexpected Turn was one of those stories that had to be written. The words flew onto the page. It was a joy to write (up intil the last section which was tortured and took me months to complete).
Most under-appreciated: Taps - which I expected, but I'd like to take a crack at another Steve fic and see if I can get some readers into it.
Story with the single sexiest moment: I think Unexpected Turn's against-the-tow-truck-sex probably wins, although I actually prefer the sensuality of the shower scene that follows.
Most "holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: Nope, pretty much a vanilla year.
Most challenging to write: At Second Glance - a real challenge because it was a Harry/Ron which I never thought I would write and it never quite jelled in my head. It was a fest fic so had to be posted before I felt it was ready.
Biggest disappointment: I really liked all the stories I wrote this year- biggest disappointment is not finishing my book which was this year's goal
Favorite character to write: Draco-I think I've written most of my H/D stories this year from his perspective and it was a refreshing change. I even dabbled in 1st POV!
Favorite opening line: It would be the opening line to the fest fic, but since I can't post that one... The beech tree was perfectly situated to catch a bit of breeze coming off the lake and still provide sufficient shade from the April sunshine, which seemed determined to force the last dregs of winter away. - New Path. My remix of nicevenn's Abandoned Destinies
Favorite closing lines: There were things that needed to be said, decisions to be made, but for now this was enough. Unexpected Turn
Other favorite lines: The trees were starting to show a hint of color, soon the hills would be brilliant with red and orange leaves. The last time he'd seen a tree in full fall colors had been the previous fall in Italy with Bucky. Seventy years ago. Taps
Goals for 2016: Finishing my book. Writing and submitting a short story. Finishing Firebond.
Should that they are professional published authors change the courtesy that is shown to 'amateur' fanficiton writers?
For the record these are two sample 'bad comments - not horrible but not supportive concrit comments:
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I know on Goodreads you can mark your reviews as just viewable to friends, and maybe I should do that, but I like reading other people's comments and so kind of don't want to do it - but I also cringe at the thought of authors reading what I write about their books. Is there a -not viewable by Goodreads authors- setting?
Pairing: Watney/Beck and Beck/Johanssen
Summary: In 2085, the Watney 1 mission is sent by NASA to revisit Acidalia Planitia, fifty years after the emergency evacuation by the Ares 3 crew. Chris Beck was afraid they were going to attempt to bring back Mark's body, the Watney 1 mission however came back with something worse than he could've imagined.
Title: Homeward Bound - AO3 Link
Summary: 557 days after being left on the Mars, Mark Watney is finally back on board the Hermes. Dr. Chris Beck is the first one to see him after the rescue.
Summary: Aboard the Hermes Chris Beck struggles to get through each day on the trip back to Earth after Mark was killed. He is managing until an email from Mark's mother brings back reminders of everything he has lost.
Summary: Chris Beck's reaction after learning, months after leaving the Martian surface, that Mark Watney was still alive.
Unofficial Martian Timeline: If you are thinking about writing a Martian fic (PLEASE DO, more fics are needed!), I got tired of flipping around in the book trying to find what happened when so I made a GoogleSheet timeline of the events of what happened on Mars, Hermes, and Earth. Feel free to use it. The second tab is a listing of crew information, as given in the book and movie.
And one non-Martian, non-HP ficlet - I can't stop thinking about what it would be like for Steve Rogers after waking up in a changed world - this is my nod to that.
Time Period: sometime after Avengers but pre-CA:TWS
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There are a grand total of 33 stories on AO3 for The Martian, 17 of which are Watney/Beck (translated=Matt Damon/ Sebastian Stan for the upcoming movie). It is interesting participating in the birth of a fandom. I've written one story and have a few more in mind. Unlike the Harry Potter fandom where there is a vast universe of resources available to writers, The Martian fandom has nada, that I have found. So I created an Extremely Unofficial Timeline for the events in the Martian, along with corresponding page numbers (US paperback edition). The second tab on the GoogleSheet has the scant information that Weir gives about various characters. Weir does not waste time or words with pesky details like hair or eye color. If you have suggestions/additions for the timeline, please let me know!
If you haven't read The Martian this is a very good three panel summary.
And a movie trailer:
( Have You Lost Your Damn Mind? )
( You Did What? )
Watney/Beck (The Martian)
( You Fainted Right in My Arms... )
( This is With Out A Doubt the Stupidest Plan... )
For impishtubist who always likes a little angst with her morning coffee...
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Title: Unexpected Turn
Setting: South Dakota, USA
Pairings: Harry/Draco (fleeting mention of Neville/Ginny and past Draco/Krum)
Warnings: Non-Magical, AU
Rating: NC-17 MA
Word Count: 27,000
Summary: English real estate developer Draco Malfoy is in America to find his long lost cousin and escape a scandal. When his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, his trip takes an unexpected turn.
Author Note: So many thanks are owed to omi_ohmy for her never-ending cheerleading for this story AND her beta and Brit!Picking skills. She encouraged me to keep going even after I'd given up on the story. And much thanks and hugs to gracerene and fardareismai2 for their pre-reading and beta expertise! And thanks to groolover for her tolerance and humor at all my late night Twitter Brit!pick questions! All mistakes and errors are mine.
And for any Avenger readers - this is a gen Steve Rogers fic I posted a couple of weeks ago...
Originally posted by bonsaibetz at Early programming slate: 38 sessions confirmed so far! Vendor opportunities too!
Want to know what kind of programming to expect at Leviosa? We're announcing some of our confirmed panels, workshops, lectures and roundtables NOW! Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find when you click through to our preliminary schedule list:
If you are interested it is here.
p.s. I'm an idiot when it comes to tags/summaries, if you have suggestions for better ones, please let me know.
There is one thing I still don't feel comfortable about - do I go as the 'real me' or as Oakstone? I'd be intersted in hearing how other people handle their identities at cons. If I go as the real me, I know I'll feel compelled to share my pseud during fandom discussions, etc. then the two things are linked which I don't feel comfortable with - especially since I'm hoping to have my manuscript for my YA novel finsihed soon.
The fanfiction archives HPFandom and TheHexFiles are both looking for volunteers to help move fics over to Archive Of Our Own (AO3) using the Open Doors project.
separatrix, HPF & THF's owner, will not be able to take on this project herself due to health issues so it's up to us fans to come together and move as much as we can in only 3 months before both sites close permanently.
If you are seriously interested in helping out please drop a comment at either hpfdotnet or hex_companion and let us know.
Useful links for someone thinking about volunteering:
The Open Doors Special Collections Gallery - Archives saved with Open Doors, where the archives will end up, hopefully.
Importing Works with an Archivist Account - A tutorial of what we'll be doing.
The archives use an early version of eFiction so each chapter has a different ID number so chaptered fics will need to be imported differently than oneshots.
- How do I import a chaptered work? (Up to 100 chapters at a time.)
- How do I import multiple works in one go? (Up to 10 oneshots at a time.)
Josh Lanyon has written five books in the Adrien English series It starts with Fatal Shadows. Adrien (with an 'e') owns a L.A.mystery bookstore and when his store assistant and longtime hs friend is murdered, Adrien is the number one suspect in the eyes of homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. I also enjoyed his two-fer seres: Fair Game and Fair Play - set in the northwest US/Puget Sound area. Elliot Mills is a forced-out-by-injury former FBI agent who is pulled into a missing person investigation that brings him face to face with his ex.
Sean Kennedy is Australian and his two book series: Tigers & Devils; and Tigerland. AMAZON Description: The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football [soccer], friends, and film—in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler—unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other's lives forever. I really liked Simon and Declan as characters - sassy and funny and believable. There is also a great cast of support characters. All the smut is off-stage. There is a lot of Australian slang that I really liked trying to interpret.