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Good God, whatever happened to the background here?! Anyone around who can fix it?
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It is done. After 6 years, 2 months, and 3 days, "Between the Dog and the Wolf" is now finished. 92,070 words, 64 chapters, and one mega-happy ending. (Well, sort of.) In effect, my first actual novel.
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Goodness me, this place is deader than dead. *sigh*

Well, in case anyone still has this community on their friends page - I'm up to Chapter 50 on "Between the Dog and the Wolf"! It's now by far the longest thing I've ever written. This is somewhat disturbing.

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So, since nobody's posted anything at all since the challenge...I figured I might as well try to concoct something. Late, but that's how life is.

Title: The Lark
Author: Victor Hugo's ghostie. No. Really. It's me, le wing_of_fancy, aka Erina.
Rating: G, I suppose, as there's nothing controversial...that I see...
Characters: Ponine, Cosette.
Summary: Angst for all. Eponine angsting about Cosette. Joy to the world. Originally somewhat femmeslashy, but not so much by the end of the 8 minutes.
Word Count: 239. Give or take a typo.
Disclaimer: I own nuffing...that I know of. That belongs to Victor Hugo's ghostie.
A/N: Excuses time for why this is pretty bad. A, I haven't written fic for forever. B, I am not a literary genius. C, the only thing I'm any good at is angst. D, I am pretty shameless in thew ay I will jam a word in if it kills me, by God. Also, this is un-beta-ed, so there's nobody to blame for typos but my evil twin Clive. YES. IT IS ALL CLIVE. (And I used the second set of words, by the way).


Anyway, commentings, or I shall send Clive after you with a regiment of angry penguins.
Edited because I seem incapable of bolding words correctly.
Feeling:
cheerful cheerful
Hearing:
Montsarrat Caballe...
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Good morrow, ladies!
After some discussion with 10littlebullets, we decided on several things we could try to get the community going again, such as re-instating the monthly challenges, inviting more people to join (there are a few coming through the ranks at ff.net), getting members to rec. fics they have read now or in the past, and suggesting subjects for discussion, perhaps in combination with the monthly challenge? Let us know what you think, and if you have any other ideas to add into the mix. We hope to get things going after 10littlebullets comes back at the beginning of August.

In the meantime, onto this month's challenge!

Firstly, as so many of you lovely ladies are not left with much time to write these days, this is a short challenge modelled on glorianna's FlashSlash challenge (original can be found here), especially designed for those with not much time on their hands. So to summarise;

YOU ONLY HAVE TO WRITE FOR EIGHT MINUTES.

The reason? “To free your subconscious creator from your conscious editor”, and that way, everybody has the same amount of time to write and that means you should not be embarrassed about posting responses – this is just a bit of fun. :)

N.B. READ ALL THE SECTION BELOW BEFORE CLICKING ON THE CUT.
1. You are going to write a piece in eight minutes: whatever you want, whichever character(s) and in any genre (can be slash, if you feel you can achieve it in 8 minutes). You will get a prompt of four words, and you are to concentrate on using all four in the piece.
2. There are two sets of words pulled at random from the nearest dictionary. Before you click the cut below, decide if you're going to use the first set of four words, or the second.
3. Go! Start writing/typing. Don't stop; don't edit, don't pause, don't dither, don't scratch. Just write!
4. Stop after eight minutes. (I said eight minutes! Eight minutes exactly, d'ye hear me there?)
5. Now you can take a minute or so to edit what you've written. No major changes, mind: just enough to correct the odd typo, or stick in that last line you couldn't quite get down in the time limit.
6. If you want to post your piece, do it before you read anything else that's been submitted. Title your post "July Flash Fic" – and please, make sure you highlight the four words you selected in your piece so we know which set you picked.
7. There, you’re done! Have a read of the other pieces and see what everybody else came up with. Feedback is welcome, but please bear in mind that eight minutes is a very short time; nobody expects a masterpiece.

Well, there it is. Have fun! :)

And your words are…Collapse )
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This was meant for the September Challenge 2006, but only now have I found the time to finish it. Javert is addicted, but not to snuff;

Addictions

Also, to 10littlebullets; did you get my email re: future challenges/managing of the community? If you could contact me ASAP I would be very grateful.

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Chapter 29 of "Between the Dog and the Wolf" is now up!
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Hello there!
I thought I would just drop by to say 'hi', and to thank sleepingapple for all she has done as founder and co-mod of this community; I only hope that I will be able to follow her example and do some good stuff here.

I have yet to speak to our other mod, 10littlebullets about where we stand, what things we could do, whether we will start the monthly challenges again, etc. Hopefully we will be able to think up some things that could regain some interest, invite some new members and get the community a little more active.

Just to add on to the 'more active' bit; taking up my new post here, having seeing all these multi-chapter fics updating regularly on ff.net and axmxz reducing the times between updating Between the Dog and the Wolf has guilted me into finally finishing an update to a fic I have not touched for nigh on two years; The Fallen Angel. Hopefully from now on it will not be so long between updates.

Chapter IV - A Séance and a Pocket Watch

Be in touch. :)
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Since we're all here, I might as well: chapter 28 of "Between the Dog and the Wolf" is now up. All those epic-length fics being updated on near-daily basis are really lighting the flame of shame under my procrastinating ass.
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