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Dear Podficcer,

Since apparently this is the only thing I use my journals for these days, you can also scroll down one post and read the 2015 post if you'd like, although for once some things have changed. As always,
I'm sure I'm still missing things. Also I'm not into that many of the big fandoms, so I hope I'm not making it too hard for you. I promise you that I will love whatever you gift me. The fact that someone took the time to make anything just for me is enough of a great feeling to make me happy and grateful to you, no matter what.

With that, here's me trying to provide you some guidance in whatever ways I can.

Fandoms/Pairings (In some order of popularity...at least based on how I feel today):
  • Dragon Age (but not Inquisition!)
    • My absolute primary forever OTP across all fandoms and all of time is Anders/Nathaniel Howe.
    • Other things I like:
      • Anders/M!Hawke
      • Fenris/Hawke
      • Bethany/Nathaniel Howe (I will love you forever if you can work in some Nathaniel/Bethany/Anders)
      • Nathaniel Howe/Cousland
      • Sebastian Vael/Nathaniel Howe
      • Zevran (I guess mainly Alistair/Zevran or Anders/Zevran, but I also love gen fic about Zev)
      • Isabela/Merril and Isabela/Cullen (if you can find that last one I might scream a little)
      • occasional other things...especially gen fic about people in the DA universe just plain being awesome, but Nathaniel/Anders is always going to be the best
  • Football (soccer) RPF. This is a new recent weakness of mine and I seem to have tripped and fallen. Hard.
    • Pairings:
      • Dele Alli/Eric Dier
      • Iker Casillas/Cesc Fabregas
      • Iker Casillas/David Beckham
      • Iker Casillas/Sergio Ramos
      • Juan Mata/David De Gea or Juan Mata/David De Gea/Ander Herrera
      • Daley Blind/Jasper Cillessen
      • Toby Alderweireld/Jan Vertonghen
    • Teams (can be gen fic or the pairings above or whatever):
      • Spanish National Team
      • Netherlands National Team
      • Belgian National Team
        • With a major focus on Toby/Jan and on Dries Mertens and not even a little bit on Eden Hazard (although Thorgan Hazard is more than fair game)
      • Real Madrid
      • Manchester United
      • Tottenham Hotspur
        • Specifically (aside from the pairings above) I will love gen fic of the boys being the boys, but also if you can dig me up something involving Vincent Janssen and/or Christian Eriksen that would be some kind of fabulous miracle working
  • The Raven Cycle. I'm still not convinced I'm here for anything involving Ronan Lynch, but I love Adam Parrish so I can probably be convinced. Also Gansey/Blue. Will also accept Gansey/The Pig because no one should love a car that much.
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I haven't read a lot of fic in this series, but I fully believe I'd be 100% behind most of it. Phryne/Jack. Dot/Hugh. Gen fic of them solving crimes and being badasses. Basically whatever.
  • Once Upon a Time. It's all Emma/Hook for me.
  • Musketeers. All the things. All of them.
  • Being Human. Mostly all of it. Love the original cast the most though, but will also read some Hal tries to deal with himself things.
  • Castle. Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito. I really don't ship anything else on this show, but I ship this pretty hard.
  • Sleepy Hollow (TV). Ichabod Crane/Abbie Mills. That's pretty much it. I'm pretending this season doesn't exist
  • Outlander. Jamie/Claire. Or general Scottish Highland antics and adventures.
  • BBC Robin Hood. Robin/Marion, Gisborne/Marion. Robin/Gisborne. Any and all gen fic, especially gen fic featuring antics!
  • North & South. Again a fandom in which I haven't read any fic, but I love the show and love Richard Armitage, so bring it on I guess.
  • Pushing Daisies. I love this show like an old friend. Gen fic. Everyone being awesome. Solving murders. Love it.
  • Call the Midwife. Again, I haven't read a lot of fic in this, but I think I'd love anything mostly. After S4 I really want some Patty/Delia because. Well. Because.
  • Merlin. Merlin/Arthur or most things with Lancelot or Gwaine Admittedly, I read very little fic in this fandom, but I really enjoyed the show on a deep level so I'm betting if I took the time to get involved I'd be pretty into this fandom.
  • Forgotten Realms. Not all of it, just the Drizzt universe stuff. I'm a sucker for Drizzt/Artemis Entreri ANYTHING.
  • The Dark Is Rising book series. Bran/Will. If you find one of these and podfic it for me I'd probably be totally thrilled because it's super obscure.
  • There is probably other stuff I like, so feel free to ask me about things. I have anonymous commenting turned on for the duration of the exchange. I watch a lot more shows than this, but don't really get involved in the fanworks side of them, so if you have a great idea that's in another fandom feel free to contact me.

I don't have a huge number of squicks, but I don't really enjoy pure PWP fic, I don't do m!preg, I'm pretty picky about BDSM and D/s stuff (not that I don't like it, just what I like is pretty specific so the odds of getting the right one are probably worse than the odds of getting the good ones), and body horror situations, anything involving non-sexual bodily fluids (I have a HUUUUGE vomit squick, so please just don't do it)

Things I really like
  • AU's--especially the high school/modern/coffee shops/sports/ mundane AUs. Seriously, I'm a SUCKER for an AU.
  • Relationship building--I have a HUUUUGE soft spot for the 'this is how we got together" story. The more "slow burn" the better.
  • Angsty stuff. Seriously...as long as things get resolved at the end, I totally love fic that drags the characters through pretty much the lowest-low and back then ends on some sort of comfort note.
Things I don't like
  • Pure PWP
  • dub-con/non-con. (not that I don't like it, but basically proceed with caution. I might like it, I might not...totally depends on the situation.)
  • Character bashing
  • kidfic

Feel free to podfic any of my fic here or anything on my bookmarks list or really anything you see fit. I love most things from cute, fluffy stories to serious relationship building, to total angst (as long as it ends on a happy note). I will turn on anonymous commenting, so feel free to get in touch with me here, on LJ (at the same name), or on my tumblr at itsadrizzit.tumblr.com if you have questions or wonder if something is okay.

Thanks so much and happy podficcing!
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Dear Podficcer,

This is mostly the same as last year, and I'm sure I'm still missing things. Also I'm fairly mono-fannish, or at least I'm not that into big fandoms, so I hope I'm not making it too hard for you. I promise you that I will love whatever you gift me. The fact that someone took the time to make anything just for me is enough of a great feeling to make me happy and grateful to you, no matter what.

With that, here's me trying to provide you some guidance in whatever ways I can.

Fandoms/Pairings (In some order of popularity...at least based on how I feel today):
  • Dragon Age.
    • My absolute primary forever OTP across all fandoms and all of time is Anders/Nathaniel Howe.
    • Other things I like:
      • Anders/M!Hawke
      • Fenris/Hawke
      • Bethany/Nathaniel Howe (I will love you forever if you can work in some Nathaniel/Bethany/Anders)
      • Nathaniel Howe/Cousland
      • Sebastian Vael/Nathaniel Howe
      • Zevran (I guess mainly Alistair/Zevran or Anders/Zevran, but I also love gen fic about Zev or Zevran/Isabela or...idk other stuff. I just like Zevran)
      • Pretty much anything involving Isabela (especially Isabela/Cullen if you can manage to round that up)
      • occasional other things...especially gen fic about people in the DA universe just plain being awesome, but Nathaniel/Anders is always going to be the best
  • Football (soccer) RPF. This is a new recent weakness of mine and I seem to have tripped and fallen. Hard.
    • Pairings:
      • Iker Casillas/Cesc Fabregas
      • Iker Casillas/David Beckham
      •  Iker Casillas/Sergio Ramos
      • Sergio Ramos/Fernando Torres
      • Juan Mata/David De Gea
      • Daley Blind/Jasper Cillessen
      • Cristiano Renaldo/Gareth Bale
      • Gareth Bale/Luka Modric
    • Teams:
      • Spanish National Team
      • Netherlands National Team
      • Belgian National Team
      • Real Madrid
      • Manchester United
      • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Welcome to Night Vale.Carlos/Cecil. Will also do some gen fic in this fandom if it's cleverly written. I really like fic that's written from the Carlos POV (or really any POV that's not Cecil's) since we basically don't get that in the actual show.
  • Castle. Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito. I really don't ship anything else on this show, but I ship this pretty hard.
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I haven't read a lot of fic in this series, but I fully believe I'd be 100% behind most of it. Phryne/Jack. Dot/Hugh. Gen fic of them solving crimes and being badasses. Basically whatever.
  • Sleepy Hollow (TV). Ichabod Crane/Abbie Mills. That's pretty much it.
  • BBC Robin Hood. Robin/Marion, Gisborne/Marion. Robin/Gisborne. Any and all gen fic, especially gen fic featuring antics!
  • Once Upon a Time. It's all Emma/Hook for me.
  • Pushing Daisies. I love this show like an old friend. Gen fic. Everyone being awesome. Solving murders. Love it.
  • Musketeers. All the things. All of them.
  • Call the Midwife. Again, I haven't read a lot of fic in this, but I think I'd love anything mostly. After S4 I really want some Patty/Delia because. Well. Because.
  • Merlin. Merlin/Arthur or most things with Lancelot or Gwaine Admittedly, I read very little fic in this fandom, but I really enjoyed the show on a deep level so I'm betting if I took the time to get involved I'd be pretty into this fandom.
  • Torchwood. Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones.
  • Doctor Who. New Who, almost exclusively. I adore Amy/Rory beyond all imagination. Not a fan of Clara at all. I mostly really like gen fic here, but am open to a lot of things. The only Classic Who I really like is anything involving 5.
  • Forgotten Realms. Not all of it, just the Drizzt universe stuff. I'm a sucker for Drizzt/Artemis Entreri ANYTHING.
  • The Dark Is Rising book series. Bran/Will. If you find one of these and podfic it for me I'd probably be totally thrilled because it's super obscure.
  • There is probably other stuff I like, so feel free to ask me about things. I have anonymous commenting turned on for the duration of the exchange. I watch a lot more shows than this, but don't really get involved in the fanworks side of them, so if you have a great idea that's in another fandom (I enjoy Supernatural (through season 5, but no Wincest...mostly Destiel, probably), Angel, and Buffy...just to name a few.)
I don't have a huge number of squicks, but I don't really enjoy pure PWP fic (unless it's about one of my OTPs mentioned above), I don't do m!preg, I'm pretty picky about BDSM and D/s stuff (not that I don't like it, just what I like is pretty specific so the odds of getting the right one are probably worse than the odds of getting the good ones), and body horror situations (same as the BDSM, when I like it, it's great, but generally it's hard to please me), anything involving non-sexual bodily fluids (I have a HUUUUGE vomit squick, so please just don't do it)

Things I really like
  • AU's--especially the high school/modern/coffee shops/sports/ mundane AUs. Seriously, I'm a SUCKER for an AU.
  • Relationship building--I have a HUUUUGE soft spot for the 'this is how we got together" story
  • Angsty stuff. Seriously...as long as things get resolved at the end, I totally love fic that drags the characters through pretty much the lowest-low and back then ends on some sort of comfort note.
Things I don't like
  • Pure PWP
  • non-happy endings
  • dub-con/non-con. (not that I don't like it, but basically proceed with caution. I might like it, I might not...totally depends on the situation.)
  • Character bashing
  • kidfic

Feel free to podfic any of my fic here or anything on my bookmarks list or really anything you see fit. I love most things from cute, fluffy stories to serious relationship building, to total angst (as long as it ends on a happy note). I will turn on anonymous commenting, so feel free to get in touch with me here, on LJ (at the same name), or on my tumblr at itsadrizzit.tumblr.com if you have questions or wonder if something is okay.

Thanks so much and happy podficcing!
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Fandom: Dragon Age 2

Summary: Fanmix to accompany Liquid_Lyrium's brilliantly written story about Quinntus Hawke and how he deals (or tries to deal) with his mother's death and her funeral and all the people surrounding him who claim to be his friends...oh, and that thing that happened the other night with Fenris.

Mix is mainly rock, a little alt country, some punk/emo elements, and some jazz thrown in for kicks. It starts out a bit slow and then picks up at the end to match the emotion in the story.



For the Dying of the Day: Fanmix - cover artFor the Dying of the Day: fanmix - tracklist



Download: Dropbox (zip) 15 tracks

Streaming: 8tracks.com

Thanks to LiquidLyrium for writing such a great story. I had a lot of fun putting this mix together (which is a funny way to put it considering so much of this story is pretty dark). The story is right in my wheelhouse and it really made me give a lot of thought to the songs I picked.

I hope you all enjoy the mix, and I especially hope you enjoy the story as much as I did.

Story link is here!

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Title: Truth or Dare (Part 1)
Author: [profile] melungeoned|dollylux
Reader: itsadrizzit
Fandom: Football RPF (Spanish National Team)
Pairing: Sergio Ramos/Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas/Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso/Steven Gerrard, Iker Casillas/Sergio Ramos, David Beckham/Iker Casillas, David Silva/David Villa, Raúl González/José María Gutiérrez
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Sergio Ramos, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas, and Cesc Fábregas play an on-going game of Truth or Dare whenever they meet up for La Seléccion.
Notes: Part 1 of 6. This covers chapters 1 - 6 of the original fic.

Thanks so much to Dollylux for writing this and for giving me permission to record it. Despite being a Dutchie, all the sad pictures of Iker at WK2014 basically just broke my heart so much that I had to go seek out some fic. This was getting posted here on AO3 at the same time and it was simultaneously everything I needed and even more heartbreaking in places. I consumed it obsessively (making myself late for work on more than one occasion) until it was over, and then I read it again. Safe to say this fic changed my life...and now all of a sudden (much to the dismay of my Hotspur-loving family) I go out of my way to watch the Chelsea match every weekend just so I can coo at Cesc.

Was recording this fic a little self-indulgent? Yes. But it's one of the most beautiful, life changing things I ever read and the more time I spend with it, the deeper down this well I fall. And I'm loving every second of it.


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Dear Podficcer,

I feel like I'm really bad at these and I always miss stuff and I'm really mono-fannish, so I hope I'm not making it too hard for you. I promise you that I will love whatever you gift me, because the sheer fact that someone took the time to make anything just for me is enough of a great feeling to make me happy and grateful to you, no matter what.

With that, here's me trying to provide you some guidance in whatever ways I can.

Fandoms/Pairings:
  • Dragon Age. My absolute primary forever OTP is Anders/Nathaniel How. I also appreciate some Anders/M!Hawke, Fenris/Hawke, Bethany/Nathaniel Howe, Sebastian Vael/Nathaniel Howe, fic about Zevran, and pretty much anything involving Isabela (especially Isabela/Cullen if you can manage to round that up) and occasional other things...especially gen fic about people in the DA universe just plain being awesome, but Nathaniel/Anders is always going to be the best
  • Welcome to Night Vale.Carlos/Cecil. Will also do some gen fic in this fandom if it's cleverly written. I really like fic that's written from the Carlos POV (or really any POV that's not Cecil's) since we basically don't get that in the actual show.
  • Football (soccer) RPF. This is a new recent weakness of mine and I seem to have tripped and fallen. Hard. Real Madrid and/or Spanish National team, especially anything where Iker Casillas is involved. Iker Casillas/Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas/David Beckham, Iker Casillas/Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos/Fernando Torres, Cristiano Renaldo/Gareth Bale, Gareth Bale/Luka Modric. Also pretty much anything that involves Rafael Van Der Vaart and/or Robin Van Persie and/or Stefan DeVrij since I also love the Netherlands National Team.
  • Castle. Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito. I really don't ship anything else on this show, but I ship this pretty hard.
  • Merlin. Merlin/Arthur or most things with Lancelot or Gwaine Admittedly, I read very little fic in this fandom, but I really enjoyed the show on a deep level so I'm betting if I took the time to get involved I'd be pretty into this fandom.
  • The Dark Is Rising book series. Bran/Will. If you find one of these and podfic it for me I'd probably be totally thrilled because it's super obscure.
  • Sleepy Hollow (TV). Ichabod Crane/Abbie Mills. That's pretty much it.
  • BBC Robin Hood. Robin/Marion, Gisborne/Marion. Robin/Gisborne. Any and all gen fic, especially gen fic featuring antics!
  • Once Upon a Time. It's all Emma/Hook for me.
  • Doctor Who. New Who, almost exclusively. I adore Amy/Rory beyond all imagination. Not a fan of Clara at all. I mostly really like gen fic here, but am open to a lot of things. The only Classic Who I really like is anything involving 5.
  • Torchwood. Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones.
  • Forgotten Realms. Not all of it, just the Drizzt universe stuff. I'm a sucker for Drizzt/Artemis Entreri ANYTHING.
  • There is probably other stuff I like, so feel free to ask me about things. I have anonymous commenting turned on for the duration of the exchange. I watch a lot more shows than this, but don't really get involved in the fanworks side of them, so if you have a great idea that's in another fandom (I enjoy Supernatural (through season 5, but no Wincest...mostly Destiel, probably), Angel, and Buffy...just to name a few.)
I don't have a huge number of squicks, but I don't really enjoy pure PWP fic (unless it's about one of my OTPs mentioned above), I don't do m!preg, I'm pretty picky about BDSM and D/s stuff (not that I don't like it, just what I like is pretty specific so the odds of getting the right one are probably worse than the odds of getting the good ones), and body horror situations (same as the BDSM, when I like it, it's great, but generally it's hard to please me), anything involving non-sexual bodily fluids (I have a HUUUUGE vomit squick, so please just don't do it)

Things I really like
  • AU's--especially the high school/modern/coffee shops/sports/ mundane AUs. I pretty much adore them.
  • Relationship building--I have a HUUUUGE soft spot for the 'this is how we got together" story
  • Angsty stuff. Seriously...as long as things get resolved at the end, I totally love fic that drags the characters through pretty much the lowest-low and back then ends on some sort of comfort note.
Things I don't like
  • Pure PWP
  • Really kinky things (they just don't do it for me, mostly. I'll read them, but I mostly don't find them interesting)
  • non-happy endings
  • dub-con/non-con. (not that I don't like it, but basically proceed with caution. I might like it, I might not...totally depends on the situation.)
  • Character bashing
  • kidfic

Feel free to podfic any of my fic here or anything on my bookmarks list or really anything you see fit. I love most things from cute, fluffy stories to serious relationship building, to total angst (as long as it ends on a happy note). I will turn on anonymous commenting, so feel free to get in touch with me here or on my tumblr at itsadrizzit.tumblr.com if you have questions or wonder if something is okay.

Thanks so much and happy podficcing!
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Title: The Remnant of a Troubled Life
Author: garafthel (sister_wolf)
Reader: itsadrizzit
Fandom: Sleepy Hollow (TV)
Pairing: Ichabod Crane/Abbie Mills
Rating: Mature
Summary: Abbie wants a vacation, Ichabod would throw over the Revolution for PBS, and the platonic sleeping together maybe isn't so platonic anymore.
Notes: For [personal profile] analise010. Commissioned for the [profile] fandomaid Typhoon Haiyan fundraiser.


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Length: 00:19:30

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Title: Shoot That Poison Arrow (Through My Heart)
Author: lightningcatters
Reader: itsadrizzit
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Pairing: Carlos/Cecil
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Summary: Night Vale is the worst cock block Carlos has ever encountered. (Or, five times they couldn't get laid.)
Notes: Thanks to RevolutionaryJo for the beta listen!


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Length: 00:14:50

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Dear Podficcer,

I'm not entirely sure what to put in these things or how to structure them, and also I just got back from a rather long work trip/vacation so I'm still getting my head on straight, so I hope this is coherent.

Fandoms/Pairings:
  • Dragon Age (Nathaniel Howe/Anders). I will also do some Anders/M!Hawke, Fenris/M!Hawke, and occasional other things, but Nathaniel/Anders is always going to be the best
  • Welcome to Night Vale (Carlos/Cecil. Will also do some gen fic in this fandom if it's cleverly written)
  • Football (soccer) RPF (anything that involves Robin Van Persie, pretty much)
  • Castle (Kevin Ryan/Javier Esposito)
  • Merlin (Merlin/Arthur or most things with Lancelot or Gwaine) Admittedly, I read very little fic in this fandom, but I really enjoyed the show on a deep level so I'm betting if I took the time to get involved I'd be pretty into this fandom.
  • The Dark Is Rising book series (Bran/Will). If you find one of these and podfic it for me I'd probably be totally thrilled because it's super obscure.
  • There is probably other stuff I like, so feel free to ask me about things. I watch a lot more shows than this, but don't really get involved in the fanworks side of them, so if you have a great idea that's in another fandom (I enjoy Torchwood. new Who (especially Amy/Rory episodes), Supernatural (through season 5, but no Wincest), Angel, and Buffy...just to name a few.)
I don't have a huge number of squicks, but I don't really enjoy pure PWP fic (unless it's about one of my OTPs mentioned above), I don't do m!preg, I'm pretty picky about BDSM and D/s stuff (not that I don't like it, just what I like is pretty specific so the odds of getting the right one are probably worse than the odds of getting the good ones), and body horror situations (same as the BDSM, when I like it, it's great, but generally it's hard to please me), anything involving non-sexual bodily fluids (I have a HUUUUGE vomit squick, so please just don't do it)

Things i like
  • AU's--especially the high school/modern/coffee shops/sports mundane AUs. I pretty much adore them.
  • Relationship building--I have a HUUUUGE soft spot for the 'this is how we got together" story
  • Angsty stuff. Seriously...as long as things get resolved at the end, I totally love fic that drags the characters through pretty much the lowest-low and back then ends on some sort of comfort note.
Things I don't like
  • Pure PWP
  • Really kinky things (they just don't do it for me, mostly. I'll read them, but I mostly don't find them interesting)
  • non-happy endings
  • dub-con/non-con. (not that I don't like it, but basically proceed with caution. I might like it, I might not...totally depends on the situation.)
  • Character bashing
  • kidfic

Feel free to podfic any of my fic here or anything on my bookmarks list or really anything you see fit. I love most things from cute, fluffy stories to serious relationship building, to total angst (as long as it ends on a happy note). I will turn on anonymous commenting, so feel free to get in touch with me here or on my tumblr at itsadrizzit.tumblr.com if you have questions or wonder if something is okay.

Thanks so much and happy podficcing!

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This is a short chapter, but I think it's an important one. We get to see the first interplay between the three major players. We get just a hint of backstory for Jo as well as a peek into the past of Jo and Nate. In addition, Anders' conflicting feelings kind of fill me with glee (because I'm a mean, mean writer) and Nate being downright awful in the sexiest way possible is a little hot, even to me, and I wrote it.

The bits at the beginning about Anders not being able to sleep weren't in there originally., but I had a discussion (or watched someone else have a discussion, idek anymore) about the warden dreams and how they might affect mages differently than others and how Anders is basically really messed up anyway so probably nightmares about darkspawn aren't a thing he deals with well, so I thought I'd write in a bit of a throughplot about Anders coming to terms with all the new stuff that comes along with being a warden.

Chapter 4: The Dance )
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Anders and company meet Nathaniel Howe in this chapter. Which is where the plot thickens because Anders basically finds Nathaniel sex personified. Plus some of Anders' past baggage starts coming out. This is one of my favorite early chapters, and I particularly like how parts of it came out after editing. On suggestion/request I added in a bit more with Hawke and that bit turned out to be super impactful to me anyway, so I'm glad I added it. I sort of love Nate and the way Anders interacts with Jo and the way Anders starts getting all conflicted here. This is where we start sliding into the conflict of the story and I'm pretty proud of how it goes at the start. I hope you enjoy

Chapter 3: Nathaniel )
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I intended on posting these once a week until I caught up with the place where I was still editing. But I should know better than to try to do anything on a schedule.

Here's the somewhat arbitrary and weirdly lighthearted description I wrote for this chapter: "Anders learns a bit more about what it means to be a Grey Warden. He's still not sure he likes it, but at least he manages to get in a bit of flirting while he's stuck there."

That pretty much sums it up, but it's just odd. Odd how I never seem to make the descriptions match the tone.

Anyway, I was told via review that the original iteration of this chapter is where I noticeably settled into the story and found my "pace". I hope I didn't ruin that with the revisions. On a suggestion, I once again added in some interruption and added material with Hawke. I promise that's not going to be an every chapter thing. I don't think it comes back up again yet to the point where I'm done revising, and I'm just starting chapter 10, so hopefully it's not going to get old. Other than that, I honestly don't have a lot to say about this, other than the fact that it's short. It's sort of the Grey Wardens 101 chapter. Character development. Setting the stage. Stuff like that. That's all I have to say about it, really.

Here it is:  Chapter 2: The Commander of the Grey )

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The chapter summary for this reads thus: "The beginning of Anders story as he's captured for what he believes will be the final time and dragged to a castle overrun with strange monsters. The people he encounters inside may be even stranger, but he can't deny that the beautiful Grey Warden just might be the saviour he's been looking for."

Which may or may not be what this chapter is about, as I have not mastered the subtle art of summary as of yet.

I honestly don't remember what I was thinking or doing or feeling or whatever as I posted this chapter. I was working through the new book on editing and I remember that I went way overboard at first on the amount of stuff I cut out, such that I didn't even feel like this was the same chapter anymore. Which was good, in a way, but also bad. So I had to re-import the original and try again, this time being a lot more discerning, but not like protectively discerning about what to cut. Then I got to the end of the book where it encouraged me to use imagery and sense of place and feeling and appeal to the readers' senses. So I did, which is why this chapter, more than any that has been revised up until now, has like ridiculous over-the-top description of setting. I promise you it settles down to what I think are healthy levels after this. Then again, maybe you like this level of description and from now on you really wish I would describe the places more.

But Anders is telling this story and he gets to choose what details are important. Which is the beauty of this format, really. I get a lot more poetic license to break rules because it's a story within a story. Delightful.

Anyway, here's chapter 1. I hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 1: Grey Wardens )
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My main purpose in getting this journal was that it provided me with the ability to read the entries of others and follow communities and other works. And possibly, at some point, when I felt like it, participate in some of the writing prompts on the fanfiction communities. I have not done that yet. There are far too many stories and people and snippets of things bouncing around in my head for me to need to turn to a prompt in order to come up with a story. Rather, my rate of writing, insistence on revision, and distinct lack of time and non-lack of other hobbies means that I don't even keep up with all the ideas that spill forth. But perhaps some day.

For now, I'm working on a very long fic. I have been working on said very long fic for over a year now, but when I started it, I realized that I knew nothing of writing. The craft of writing that is. I certainly know how to write words on a page. Around October, I got the brilliant idea to pull one of those aforementioned idea sparks out of my head and turn it into a *gasp* actual book. I'm still working on that. That said, the process of figuring out exactly how it is that one writes an actual book led me to doing a lot of study on the art and craft of writing. Story structure, conflict, resolution, all of that. Then I picked up this fantastic book on editing (though I've been through it cover to cover so many times that I now hate it) and began the process of editing my fanfic.

And that's when I realized that even though I'd read and revised each chapter at least five times before posting it, the reality was that it still just wasn't very good.

So I'm making it better. Allegedly.

And that's what I'll use this journal for, I think.  I'll post the chapters as they are edited (it's a long time between chapters, so please don't hold your breath anxiously awaiting the next one, in the event that you're actually reading this).  AND! I periodically think or wish or hope or something like that, that ff.net or AO3 would provide me with a space to let me post some thoughts on each chapter or the processes I'm using or the music that's going on in the background and inspiring me, or really just any space at all for me to keep people informed about the update process and what's going on in the life and mind of the author as the update process occurs.  So, expect that either at the beginning of the posts or at the ends or somewhere in between chapters, you'll get an entry like this, where I talk about a lot of things pertaining to the story and myself and my writing process.

For now though, since chapters 1 - 8 are already posted, I'll probably just dump them on you one-by-one.

So that's my intent.  There you have it.  I'll try to use different fonts and obvious breaks when I'm posting story vs. my own rambling thoughts.  I'll also tag all entries pertaining to the stories with the relevant tags.  For my first story, When All That's Left is You, I've taken to labeling the files ATL_#.  So you'll probably get ATL in the tag and the headline for that day.

You'll see what I mean.

Any rate.  I hope that anyone reading this enjoys the stories, my taste in music, and the very candid and rambling thoughts that spill out of my mind and onto the page.

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