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Just posted a general Slave Breakers fanart challenge type thing over at [profile] slavebreakers. Anybody who is a visually-artsy type, or knows one, is encouraged to go look. :)
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Dude, y'all are quick like bunnies-- I haven't even said anything about [ profile] slavebreakers yet and I already have two people watching. :P

OK, the idea is for this to be a place where people can post their Slave Breakers fan fiction, and, um, whatever else y'all want to put there. Fanvids, fanart (I have been recently promised some fanart, which makes my little heart squee), discussions of why Holden is such a dickhead... whatever you wish, really. It feels incredibly narcissistic for me to create this, but a couple of people had suggested that it might be a good option for getting all the fanfiction together in one place (I, um, still can't quite believe there is fanfiction of my fiction, let alone such awesome fanfiction), so I went ahead and created it. Feel free to join, post, what you will.

And while I've got this thing turned on: I'm final-editing chapter 9 of A Matter for the Goddess, and then I'll have my backlog all posted, finally, yay.
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Long, cold trip this weekend-- culminating in climbing in the kitchen window of my own apartment in the dark while husband growled at me about losing the keys (found them later in my suitcase, in the toe of one of my bedroom slippers-- yeah, no idea) and neighbors watched interestedly from their deck-- has left me... well, resolved not to lazily leave dishes in the sink next time I go out of town, for one thing, as apparently you never know when you may need to put your knee there. Also, tired.

Also, only half done with the next chapter of "Lee." I'm working on another one-off as well (the first time Bran and Jer have sex without Yves there), but in the meantime, I thought I'd put this up for fun, in case anyone's interested.

Loosely inspired by writing memes I've seen around:

Pick any character from the Slave Breakers universe and I'll tell you

a) why I named them what I did
b) their astrological sign
c) the answer to a question of your choice about them (barring spoilers for things that haven't happened yet!) or, if you don't have a specific question, a random fact about the character

I'll do Alix for an example:

a) I've written stories my entire life, and they've always involved some element of power; when I was fourteen, I wrote a story about a young prince named Nicholas and his page boy, Alec Jamison. (I think I was reading a lot of George MacDonald at the time.) No slash (I was still in my homosexuality-is-an-abomination-unto-the-Lord phase then), just lots of power dynamics and hurt/comfort and some extremely unsubtle religious metaphors. I also have a habit of cannibalizing names from previous stories when I start new ones, so the story I started five years later about a slave girl who fell in love with her master had main characters named Alix Jamesen and Nikol (Argounov). Yes, that was the first story I wrote set in what I'm now calling the Slave Breakers universe. Holden and Jer were minor characters, and Tatiana Rostova had her very own subplot.

b) Virgo. I'm sure this comes as an enormous shock.

c) Alix is the only character in the Braniverse who's based on a real person: me. She started out as a more or less blatant self-insert/Mary Sue, in that first story, and her physical appearance and personality are based on mine. However, as is customary with Mary Sues, she is way cooler than me.

All right, I have to go chop down a Christmas tree now. Have at it!


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