Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I have just finished welding all of the Games files into one

...and discovered that it's nearly 108 000 words long.

(I knew it was at least 90 000 words: I guessed it was probably around 100,000: but.)
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 9

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Cripple (one part), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three, four,five, six,seven and eight of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", which is the seventh and final section of this story.

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.



Part 9: In the mouth of the wolf )

If this shadow has offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream.

And, as I am an honest fan,
we know our attention span;
the next new crack zooms along
And, I swear by venom tongue,
This will be forgot ere long;
Else this fan a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
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Monday, February 15th, 2010

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 8

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Cripple (one part), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three, four, and five, and six, and seven of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story. Part 9 to follow.

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.


Sorry about Sunday. I got distracted revising Part 9, which will be posted tomorrow.

Part 9 is the conclusion of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", and while I may be /am tempted to go back and write oneshots (in particular, backstory for Giles and Willow...) the main story is concluded. (Which is somewhat hard for me to believe, after all this time, but all stories have to end somewhere, sometime, and this one ends there.)

[info]poisontaster made it clear that she felt I should have stopped writing non-RPS fanfic in the Keptverse at the point where she said she wanted Keptverse fic to be RPS-only, which was back when I was writing The Players. I couldn't have stopped then, but I could agree not to do another long story in the Keptverse (since mine would always be non-RPS). Her own long story, A Kept Boy, which I have been following enthusiastically for even longer than I have been writing this, is even now sweeping to its conclusion.


Part 8: As come it will for all that )
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Saturday, February 13th, 2010

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 7

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Cripple (one part), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three, four, and five, and six of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story. Parts 8 and 9 to follow.

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 7: Then let us pray that come it may )



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Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The Games: The Cripple

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), and The Gambler (seven parts).

This one-off story, like "The Network", takes place before the first part of "The Games" - about 14 years before - but thematically should be read between "The Gambler" and "The Pieces".

You can't always get what you want - but sometimes you get what you need )

The Pieces: part 1
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Monday, October 26th, 2009

Nanowrimo, wrimo....

I am fairly sure I am just asking for woe and disappointment here, because we are running a bloody big event in November. How am I going to write even a hundred words a day? Eek, really.

However. At the very least, Nanowrimo is good for writing more. So I'm going to sneak into the local Kick-Off Party (31st October at 12.30pm - lunchtime) in the Library Bar in the Teviot (Enter Teviot, turn right until you reach the staircase, then in front of you, to the right of the downward staircase, there is a room which is part of the Library Bar, but separate from the rest of it). I may even sneak along to the Sunday Write-In (Sunday 1st, 4pm, back part of Starbucks, entrance above the Chinese medicine shop, just before the scaffolding in front of the obnoxiously loud souvenir shop). The Nanowrimo Regional Person identifies herself with a "highlighter-yellow shirt".

And! I know what I'm going to do.

I'm going to try and kickstart my Exhausted Brain which has been stumbling and braking towards the end of "The Games" and "Through The Mirror", by inviting you to play.

Please login and post a request for a drabble or a flashfic (it will be at minimum 100 words: if I decide I can't be arsed writing it as a drabble, it'll be longer...) in either one of those universes. I'll do crossovers if you like. (It, er, makes an alarming amount of sense that MirrorM*A*S*H and The Games are in the same universe, just fifty years apart.)

Rules:

1. You have to login. Get an IJ account. Thank you. (Give Squeaky some money! He's buying moar servers! Yay!)
2. Specify if this is MirrorM*A*S*H or The Games.
3. If you want a crossover, specify the fandom (essential) or the pairing (optional).
4. Give me a word.
5. (Optional) Give me a theme.
6. Do not ask for stories which are spoilers. I'm still trying to finish the damn stories... Ask for a missing scene, an AU, a crossover with a background character, a something.
7. There is no rule 7. Inspire me.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 6

It's 1.35 in the morning, my time, though in Montreal (where I am right now) it's 8:35 in the evening. I am beyond exhausted, but I'm posting, because I am too tired to think of a good reason for breaking my word. (Written in Edinburgh, revised transAtlantic, revisions reviewed in Shoshanna's living room, posted via her Internet.)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three, four, and five of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story.

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 6: Neither the slave, nor the free )


Part 7
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 5

I leave for Montreal very first thing tomorrow, but I promise I will post Part 6 either tomorrow or soon after: (or possibly, very late tomorrow evening). Part 7 is *still being written*, but I do know what happens and I won't keep you waiting any longer than I have to. I am taking my laptop with me to Montreal.

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three and four of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story.

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

You may want to go back and re-read parts 3 and 4 (at least) before you begin on Part 5. Or not. As you please.

Part 5: I wasn't worried about appearances. )



part 6
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Hello! New confusion and new chapters...

Look at this way: you're having an adventure!

See, I had a problem with "End-Game", and it's mutated. A bit.

What I thought was going to be the last section of the Games story turned into the penultimate section. "End-Game" now has five parts and was posted in April.

"In the mouth of the wolf", the new last section of the Games story, started in May and now has five parts written, four posted, and two more planned. You have already read three out of the first four chapters posted. Sorry.

There are now posted: part one, part two, part three (this is the only brand-new part) and part four of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story. Part five is written and will be posted after review: parts six and seven are still under development, but I do not *touch wood* perceive any MORE course-changes. And the goal is to have it all posted by end-of-day 2nd August at the very latest, sanity permitting. Ideally, earlier.

However. "The Players", posted back in November, now has a new alternate version of Part One: Willow. At the moment, such is the way my mind works, both versions are hanging in a Schroedinger's Box, with identical reality. But you get to read them both because I didn't mean to keep you hanging this long for the rest of the Games story.

And as I say: I am resolved, to have it all finished for you by the time I leave for the Worldcon on 3rd August.

Links to all chapters here in The stories so far.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 4

(This was the eighth part of "End Game", and then had the Author's Note: "Part 8 (and Part 7) are neither of them from Kimble's point of view. I am sure you would notice and not be confused, but as we're all friends here, I just thought I'd mention it. Part 9 is from Kimble's POV, and I think the story should wrap up inside 3 parts. Sorry to be muddled about this. I'd known these characters were going to show up, I just hadn't realised they'd want their own POV-sections, and am finding myself feeling horridly confused about what this has done to the structure of the story. ("Whee?")" Well, I am no longer horridly confused. Hope that you are not too much so either.)

If you prefer to read a warning before you read the story, there is a warning associated with this story.

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three and four of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story. Part five is written and will be posted after review: parts six and seven are still under development, but I do not *touch wood* perceive any MORE course-changes.


The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 4: For Freedom, standing by the tree )

to part 5

the warning associated with this story )
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 3

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

There are parts one two, three and four of "In the Mouth of the Wolf", the sixth and final section of this story. Part five is written and will be posted after review: parts six and seven are still under development, but I do not *touch wood* perceive any MORE course-changes.

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 3: You look really beautiful tonight. )

to part 4
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Sunday, May 10th, 2009

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 2

(This was the seventh part of "End Game", and then had the Author's Note: "Part 7 (and Part 8, to follow) are neither of them from Kimble's point of view. I am sure you would notice and not be confused, but as we're all friends here, I just thought I'd mention it. I'm still frankly not sure if I can squeeze the rest of the plot into part 9, part 10, or if I need part 11, and how the hell this works out for the structure of the story, but, that's what makes this an adventure, right? ...right?" - Well, I have now found out what it did to the structure of the story.)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 2: As I would free the white almond from the green husk )

To Part 3
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Friday, May 8th, 2009

In The Mouth Of The Wolf: Part 1

(This was the sixth part of "End Game".)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), The Pieces (seven parts), and End-Game (5 parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 1: understand the terrible fascinating power )


To part 2
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Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Okay... what happened?

You ever have one of those "Oh shit... oh wow!" moments?

I'd been struggling with part 7.

...and today it occurred to me that I was trying to tell it from the wrong point of view.

I have no idea what this will do to the structure of "End Game" or how long it will now make it, but I do know that part 7 and 8 aren't going to be told from Richard's POV, and there will be a part 9.

...sorry.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

I don't want to be mean

I don't want to be mean )
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

End Game: Part 5

This is the fifth part of the penultimate sequence: it's the End Game. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 are here.)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), and The Pieces (seven parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 5: I'm a janitor. I do as I'm told. )

to In The Mouth of the Wolf
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Friday, April 10th, 2009

End Game: Part 4

This is the fourth part of the final sequence: it's the End Game. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 are here.)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), and The Pieces (seven parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.


Part 4: Every time I look in the mirror )

to Part 5

Happy Easter. *wanly* I have looked my Easter weekend in the face and concluded that it's better not to attempt to post Part 5 and continuing until Easter's done with. It's not all chocolate eggs and joy, you know.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009

End Game: Part 3

This is the third part of the final sequence: it's the End Game. Part 1 and Part 2 are here.)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), and The Pieces (seven parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.


Part 3: I won't surrender. )

to Part 4
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

End Game: Part 2

This is the second part of the final sequence: it's the End Game. Part 1 is here.)

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), and The Pieces (seven parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

Part 2: I fought with this man. )

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

End Game: Part 1

This is the first part of the final sequence: it's the End Game.

The previous stories in this series (my Keptverse) began with The Games (six parts) and continued with The Network (one part), The Players (seven parts), The Gambler (seven parts), and The Pieces (seven parts).

The story may be regarded as fanfic set in [info]poisontaster's Keptverse. There is a species of cast list here.

There has been rather a long gap. You may want to go back and re-read.

Part 1: Does it hurt when you breathe? )

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