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18 June 2005 @ 08:42 pm
Because all the cool kids are doing it  

This was what cynicalpirate and I have been at for the last few months. I assumed she'd be around to do the pimping part, but it seems not until tomorrow. As for the crime of posting two long fics in as many days, yeah, guilty as charged. Who cares? If you read it, bully for you. If not, you've saved yourself wasting a few hours -- or minutes, if you're a speed-reader or something. (See, this is why I wanted Duke to do it; I am physically incapable of lying well enough to say good stuff about my writing that would encourage reading of said stuff. Her bits were well cool, though. And there's art.)

It's our thing for the Big Bang H/D challenge, in other words. Thanks to imadra_blue for making me cry beta'ing, and to all the artists who drew for it. They are: celestialsoda, adora_spintriae, djinniyah, glockgal, __hibiscus, nix___, sherant and spaggel. The art's bloody brilliant, lads. Worth writing the damn thing for. Have to say, though, that this was my favourite, 'cause it just summed up what I think we were trying to capture in the story -- a bit of a laugh, in all and anyways as our friend Mr C. Farrell would say. ;) Just looking at it cheered me up. .


Queen of Hearts


Current Mood: morosemorose
Current Music: "Caught by the River", Doves
Kat: gaz - WOEkyasuriin on June 18th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)

*takes a deep breath* I think I may just go and read my very first (okay, second but I didn't like the first one) H/D fic. (and only because you & cynicalpirate wrote it). What is the world coming to?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 18th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
I don't think me writing it is a good reason to read it. But the art is luverly. :)
not your typical annihilatrix: Innocent gigglingfuriosity on June 18th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to read it! I think I'm going to enjoy it a lot because I read the notes and you were upfront about cliche, and *deliberate* cliche is something I love. :> Plus I peeked at the art and I cannot wait to find out what the fuck was Crookshanks doing there. ;)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 18th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Dude, yours is first on my list! It may take me a while to read and review though, but I'll get there, eventually. At the moment, anatomy and physiology PWN me. Had a freakin' breakdown this morning. My mother thought it would be helpful to show me how to take blood from the vein in your elbow, WHILE I WAS EATING BREAKFAST. Needless to say, it wasn't helpful AT ALL.

Okay, um. Yes. Fics! Sure I knew you'd own this challenge; your Draco is canon, 'nuff said. :)))
Remus Buttplug Face: adamasoda H/Dlazy_daze on June 18th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
skdj;ksdgj;gk loved this fic. Like, a lot. You are evil geniuses. (Genii?)
Went on at, uh, more length about why here. :> I assume this is the official pimp post of this fic, so both of you will see my rather incoherent review if I link ya here. Hopefully. Mwah. <3333
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 18th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
Geniuses. :) It came up in one of our convos, I'm absolutely certain.

Like I told someone else, I had a really shitty day. Then I was lookin' at the art and it made me smile, and then your review made me tear, because it was like "Someone likes it! Maybe life doesn't totally suck!" By which it is evident that I'm about as balanced as a bungee rope, but yeah. LOVE?!! Me and Duke is to be married (wedding plans include, at the mo, a yurt and fox babies in tiaras) but you'd be my first choice for a last fling, right now. :)

Vicky Pollard!! *le snerk*
ex_ella_bane358 on June 18th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hello! Like, OH MY GOD! I just read Queen of Hearts. It was fucking hilarious! Belinda will forever be, like, in my heart for all time. Seriously though, the tongue in cheek humor was absolutely brilliant. Hoovering, cigarettes, poker games, and that awesome brick, Susan Bones. I loved it! I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud while reading this fic. I think the phrase "menopausal basilisk" will stay with me a VERY long time. And your Harry was sooo great. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GOT EYELINER TO WORK. Damn, that was hilarious. And I'm not one for OC's, but Smythe was one interesting fella. This is definitely an h/d I will read again :) It was a fun ride, wasn't it?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Eyelinerscoradh on June 19th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Me'n Duke have a thing for Billie Joe Armstrong, yanno, the lead singer from Green Day? That was where the eyeliner originated. *points to icon* I'm glad that people like Lovebright, I got the impression that she was hateable. :)

We had good craic writing it, all right! I can't wait to read yours, and the others, as well, whenever some time god decides to give me some. xD
ex_ella_bane358 on June 20th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hey, I just wanted to let you know I recced your story on my journal. It's so original and fresh; I want everyone to read it! And so very, very funny. Do let me know what you thought of mine too when you find the time to read it! Cuz you know, we ARE in the not so sekrit club of crazy writers who took up this challenge :) I friended you too -- if that's okay ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC)
Why, thank you!! *friends back* I read your story two nights ago and left a review on the site -- it wasn't very coherent, I'm afraid, but I don't tend to get as much sleep as I prolly should. :) It IS like being in a club, isn't it? *grinz*
Jax: kira gelflingimadra_blue on June 18th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
<3 Congratulations, m'dear, and the art is loverly! As for the crying part, what are beta readers for? ;D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 19th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
I wuv you. I still want more beta'ing on my old H/D fics, if you haven't been totally claimed by the SFside. :))))
Jax: obi-wan intenseimadra_blue on June 22nd, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Well... I'd be happy to beta read whatever you need. Just be prepared for my hard-ass opinions. But, you know, you can always ignore me, and you might be better off for it, who knows? T'ain't nothing but an opinion and I'm a meelyon times bitchier when beta reading than I am when normally reading. I fear I may have been too hard on you, but I'm pleased to see you're getting such good feedback and being recced and pimped all over the place, you definitely deserve it! :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 24th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
I look at it like this: If you're seriously harsh on me, you'll pick up every mistake, and then I can make an informed decision on what I keep and don't keep. If you're not harsh, the mistakes might stay in because I won't see them!

I'm hoping to submit Snakes and Ladders to Sycophant Hex, so it could do with some well harsh beta'ing, I know the adverbs are everywhere! I'm not kidding when I want you to beta, it's just you didn't seem to like QoH much, which is grand because opinion etc, so basically we're both getting affronted over things the other didn't probably mean!! <33333333
Jax: queen apailana stareimadra_blue on June 24th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
<3 And I'm not always right, you understand. A beta reader doesn't mean you're right, only offering your opinion.

Sycphant Hex is a great place. It is a bit exclusive, but has a high quantity of good fic. I'll be happy to beta the fic for you, just send it along when you're ready. And honestly, I didn't dislike QoH, I'm just prejudice against H/D lately. ;D I'm also very happy you guys are getting good recognition for this, it is a good solid fic with a great sense of humor. I just ride you because I'm a canon nazi. ;D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 25th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
Yes, mum. :)

Yeah, I hope it's not going to be down for long! I was afraid the new US censorship laws had scared them away or summat. As for recognition, not to sound weird, but I've only heard it mentioned on two ljs. Ye may be jumping the gun a little on that one. :)
Jaximadra_blue on June 26th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
I've seen the project as a whole being applauded by everyone. ;D
R: you and i collide (h/d :)crimson_stained on June 18th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
*gibbers* :)))

have just started reading the big_bang fics (but omg eyes are getting so tired!) and just stopping by to say, "hello amazing" and gibber at you a bit.

and omg looking at your userinfo i just saw someone on your flist i know from RL. i like blinked twice when i saw that but omg. ahh! :O
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Jesus the Puffscoradh on June 19th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
My username was "the storytelling ape" for a while, so gibbering fits in well. :) Or do I mean gibbons? *sits quietly while brain explodes*

I've no idea who you mean! *laughs* But it appears we have the same first name. I'm Rachel, too. Or, around here, "Racial (abuse optional)". 8D
R: tug of lovecrimson_stained on June 19th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
Haha. Might be gibbons...but gibbons probably gibber ;)

Obviously Rachels are the coolest ever around these parts.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 19th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
Or it could be the gibbous moon so unbeloved of Pterry. ;)

Without a shadow of a doubt, girl!!

Mmm, who's your icon of?
R: my neighbor totoro's...pet thing!crimson_stained on June 19th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Jared Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia from Gilmore Girls (which I don't even watch...but when boys tie themselves together with rope! Nnngh!)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 19th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do! Or used to, when I used to watch television. I have a few guilty-pleasure American tv shows and GG is the bomb. Jesse and Dean are ver' fit, too. :)
R: we're just friends ;)crimson_stained on June 19th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
haha most of my guilty pleasure shows i just watch because of the fit boys :D
Insufferable, man.cynicalpirate on June 19th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC)

I'm ecstatic.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 19th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
*sniggers* If only sex was this good.

Are you Libby or Angus? And who'm I? xD
Insufferable, man.: libby/anguscynicalpirate on June 21st, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
I Libby. You Angus.

See, you are ALWAYS cooler than me.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
I did grow to the size of a small Labrador only mad. :))

Will you pimp our pretty story on your lj too? Our flists don't overlap much and we must have READASHIP!!!
Insufferable, man.: libby/anguscynicalpirate on June 21st, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)

Done and done, mon petit amie.
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on June 27th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC)
Oh my fucking christ. I'm almost stunned beyond words.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 27th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
You are my most unexpected fan. *scratches head*
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on June 28th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
Oi! Unexpected how?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 28th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
The "being male" thing has a lot to do with it.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on June 28th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
I can appreciate well written Fich.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 30th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
You are a gem among boypeoplekind.