kaffyr: Dream Lord quote (Poke a stick at the Unknown)
Wow. Such Inactivity. Much Inarticulate. Wow.

I've been completely AWOL over the past couple of weeks, at least in terms of posting. Getting back to work, dealing with My Boss, The Douche, has taken too much brain power for me to be able to say anything intelligent. 

I've been at creative loose ends since completing "Hearts and Moons." I'm working on the last of my fandom_stocking IOUs, but I find myself thinking, "Oh, I've got to work on -" and then come to a complete stop. Oh. It's done. It's finished. What do i do now? I'm beginning to think that I need to have a novel-length piece to work on constantly, or I'm not happy with my writing.  That's a little weird. More than a little, especially since I don't have much of an idea about what I could make into a full length story. I feel like I want to do something with Twelve, but I don't know what. Or possibly Clara and Me. Again, I don't know what I could do. 

In far more superficial and silly news. I've decided that I like having artificial nails. I got french tip acrylics (Wow! She knows the lingo!) for the wedding, and I loved them, although it's been difficult to type with the length I chose. So Friday, I went to a local nail salon that had been recommended to me; I had the nails "filled" - having the hard acrylic gel ground down and reapplied to cover the section of nail that was freshly grown out - and I had the tips ground down. They aren't quite as elegant now, but it's much more easy to type. And they still look great. The only downside is that the nail technician actually uses a Dremel tool to grind down sections of the extremely hard acrylic finish. And no matter how careful the technician is. the tool also occasionally grinds portions of the actual finger. Yes, it's painful. 

I've spent most of my life biting my nails to the quick. On those occasions where I've let them grow, they've been thin and so sharp that I've actually cut myself with my own nails. And they've split and been pretty ugly. So getting fake nails that look lovely and are hard as, well, nails, without being uncomfortably sharp? It's wonderful. 

(I did think, while the nails were really long. of how much of a class thing having long nails is. It's basically saying to the world, "I don't need to work with my hands, so I can have really unworkabley long nails."


kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
31Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 31
Previous Chapter: 30, here or here
Characters: The Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In which there are, at long last, endings and beginnings.
Author's Note: I couldn't get it done in a decade, but 11 years seemed to be the magic time period. Thank you to everyone who stuck with this ridiculously lengthy WIP; I hope it's been worth the wait, despite 11 years of changing writing style and prowess, and undoubtedly some messed up plot points. (Too many years, and too many chapters, and perhaps not enough careful reviewing by Your Humble Author, to blame for that last.)
Many thanks to those who helped me keep at it, and who helped in many different ways. Thank you to 
[personal profile] a_phoenixdragon [personal profile] editrx  and [personal profile] ljgeoff , and always, always, always, my Best Beloved, [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh (aka [personal profile] buckaroobob ). You are the absolute best, and I love you more than cookies. 
And of course, thanks and love to everyone I wrote about: to Luisa, Filomena, Nico, Hilda, Salvha and Jao, to David, to Pau and Laowhra, even to Inverno and the elder Bohlver. Thanks, especially, to the Doctor, Rose, and Jack, the OT3 of my heart. What shall I
 do without this story of yours to tell?  
Finally, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] cathica, whose prompt all those years ago started this journey. She's an immensely talented writer and a lovely person, and this is all because of her. Thank you!

Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They belong to the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I simply love them, and thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox.

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Dept. of Long Weekends

Thursday, 5 April 2018 07:07 pm
kaffyr: The Polar Bear from Polar Bear cafe (Polar Bear-san)
I Am On (Mini) Vacation

A long weekend. I start tonight, hurrah! We've ordered in some very good Chinese (sweet and sour squid, orange beef, and other stuff), I've had my first big-assed martini of the night, and we've been enjoying some hot club swing before we catch up on old and new anime. 

Hurrah for somewhat middle-class debauchery!

Also? More than 2,000 words in the last chapter!
kaffyr: (See the Sky)
I Am, She Said ...

... more than 200 words into the final chapter of Hearts and Moons. 

And I am not afraid to type those words. 
kaffyr: The ninth Doctor (Pink Doctor)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 30
Previous Chapters: 29, here or here
Characters: Jack Harkness/the Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In which an emperor gains a weapon and loses a criminal, while the TARDIS is close to reaching Her goal.
Author's note: I was able to add a phrase at the bottom of this chapter that I wasn't quite certain I'd ever be able to. We're now well and truly near the end. 
Edited by: the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. What would I do without you?
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I take no coin or credit, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.

******
Read more... )
kaffyr: From Leo and Diane Dillon illustration (Black Voyager)
I Do Indeed Exist

Although I haven't done much posting. I did manage to get another chapter of Hearts & Moons uploaded, and the next chapter is about 2/3rds done. (I'm not talking any more about "last chapter" because I don't want to be like the boy who cried wolf, which was what I was in danger of becoming. We shall see what happens over the next little while, and I shall endeavor not to jinx myself.)

Bob and I are largely recovered from what various doctors finally decided was the "bacterial flu." Whatever. If they couldn't figure out what it was, and if the blood tests didn't help the detective work, then by all means, call it what you will. We both ended up taking antibiotics. I really don't like taking them, firstly because I really don't want to be in absolute need of them somewhere down the road, only to learn that no antibiotic will work on me and, secondly, because antibiotics make everything taste weird and do unpleasant things to the necessary biota in one's body. 

Still, much better, so hurrah for antibiotics. 

I am into the third week with my new boss. I haven't killed him. Only 30 more months ....

Bob and I went to see "Black Panther" on Friday, and if you haven't gone to see it yet, try to make time for it. It's pretty much glorious. Next on my list: "A Wrinkle in Time."
kaffyr: The TARDIS at Giverny (TARDIS at Giverny)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 29
Previous Chapters: 28, here or here
Characters: Rose Tyler/the Ninth Doctor/Jack Harkness
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In which both Rose and Inverno are comforted, then discomfited, at different times and for different reasons.
Author's note: This was to have been the final chapter. I discovered that it wasn't, much to my chagrin. However, our characters can now walk on to the final stage of this particular play.
Edited by: My Best Beloved, [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. You are the best, my dear!
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I take no coin or credit, and I thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox. 
**********

tbc
kaffyr: Bill Potts, looking lovely (Lovely Bill)
All Told, Pretty Acceptable

Because he's home, he's home!

So, yeah, as the title says ...

health stuff no one has to read )
Still, flu or not, I had things I had to do today. I tidied the kitchen, went out and Costco'd for dry cat food and a couple of other necessaries, plus some cranberry orange things that were half cookie and half cake, and very delightful with a hot cup of tea. Last night, before I collapsed, I folded the last of the clean laundry, and now I only have the dirty laundry to deal with. One has no idea how much having an in-unit washer and dryer means until one spends much of the day in bed; then tearing the sheets off and cleaning them is both a luxury and necessary for one's mental health. 

I've been keeping an eye on the political landscape, and hoping that the chickens Mueller is feeding become large enough to squash 45 when they come home to roost. Further deponent saith naught because it's fluffy bunny time. Which I declare any time the world starts getting too negatively overwhelming, and I'm talking about or considering that state too much. It's gotten said many times over the last few months. Fluffy bunnies, fluffy bunnies, fluffy bunnies. 

I'm into Chapter 30, and it's coming along. It's over 500 words! 

I'll stand here and let those of you who can easily push thousands of really good words into good stories within a day snicker. Look, I'm in awe of y'all. I can't write fast, not to save my life. Possibly to save someone else's life ... but I digress. 

I have other things to do: I have some meta to read, a friendly Texan to call on the morrow (you know who you are, and you don't know how much your call, as truncated as it had to be on deadline day, lifted my spirits), more writing to do, a little Canadian gloating about our Olympic medal count, along with mourning that our curling and hockey teams lost their various series. Canadians and complacency mix badly. Then I have people's posts to read, and intelligent comments to make on those posts. Yes, a busy day tomorrow.

*For various powers of "only," of course. 

 

Dept. of Sunday

Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:23 pm
kaffyr: (Bridge in winter ukiyo-e)
Good Things, Meh Things

It’s Sunday, and I’m sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Oak Lawn, of all places. The good things: I’m here with BB, and we’re waiting for some friends, with whom we’re going to celebrate a birthday. And for a change, we’re early (which is not usually the case when I’m involved.)

The bad: I have a miserable (TMI alert) sore in my mouth that will make it difficult to enjoy the meal. It will also be hard to eat politely or speak without sounding like a drunkard. Still, the company is going to be good. 

Another good thing: I’m almost done with Chapter 29 of Hearts & Moons. A bad thing; it looks as if I’ve written myself into another chapter. Argh.

kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts & Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 28
Previous Chapters: 27 here or here
Characters: The Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler/Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: PG-13
Author's Note: In which even villains think they are patriots.
Edited by: the remarkable 
[personal profile] editrx  - thank you so much! And also by my beloved [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse character is mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I take no coin or credit, but do thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox. 
Note: Because this is a long chapter, Live Journal may eliminate paragraph breaks, so you might want to read on Dreamwidth. 
Linguistic notes: at the end. 


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Read more... )

Dept. of Tuesday

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 08:01 am
kaffyr: Close-up of manual typewriter (Typewriter)
More Meanderings

I am now more than 1,400 words into the last chapter of Hearts & Moons. I may - just - complete the story within a decade!  I've figured out what has to happen, and I'm maneuvering into place for the final action. I just want the chapter to be no more than 5,000 words. 

 I'm also starting to think about fandom_stocking, wondering if it will take place again this year. It's a huge thing for one person to wrangle, and I wouldn't be surprised if she decides not to take it on again this year, but I can hope. It's the one writing-a-thon event in which I take part, and even though I bitch and moan about how badly I'm doing at writing stocking stuffers or what-have-you, I love it.
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 27
Previous Chapter: 26 here, or here
Characters: the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: PG-13
Author's Note: In which homecomings give way to leave-takings, and Rose says what has to be said.  I thought this was the penultimate chapter, but have since realized it was not. Not quite. But soon, soon.
Edited by: the irreplaceable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, without whom none of this would be possible. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I take no coin or credit, but do thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox. 
Note: Because this is a long chapter, Live Journal may eliminate paragraph breaks, so you might want to read it over on Dreamwidth. 

*******

Read more... )

tbc
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts & Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 26
Previous Chapter: 25 here, or here
Characters: Jack Harkness/the Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Rating: PG-13
Edited by: my beloved and irreplaceable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. Thank you, dearest.
Author's note: In which our three heroes find each other, and the beginning of the end of the adventure commences to begin. Hello again, friends. It's been a long time, and I thank you for sticking with this, if you have. I believe the end is in sight. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
ETA for LJ: Apologies for the lack of paragraph spacing. LJ insists the post is too large and won't let me edit. Stupid LJ ....

**************

Under the cut )
kaffyr: Close-up of manual typewriter (Typewriter)
Taking the Plunge

I've decided that I'm going to start uploading Hearts & Moons to AO3, something I've avoided to date. I'll upload one chapter every 4-5 days to start (although I may do the prologue and first chapter at the same time), and I'll try to time the uploads so that the story will be finished by the time I reach Chapter 26. 

I made the decision because I've now got two completed chapters, 26 and 27, in the hopper, and the chapter I believe to be the penultimate one, Chapter 28, is somewhere between one-third and one-half completed. After that, there's either one final chapter or a very hefty epilogue.

I think there are enough completed chapters that doing a relatively slow but steady stream of chapters to AO3 will keep me going on the writing front.* After all, I'm already in the "I have to take a break from my Real World work to get another couple of paragraphs written or edited on this story" stage of writing. That bite at the base of my brain (or possibly in my gut) won't lift until the chapter is finished, and once 28 is done, I'll be able to see the route to the exit door, as it were. 

So, yeah, taking the plunge, with upload work starting tonight. Wish me luck.

*And if you haven't started reading the story because it's a WIP, you can at least consider starting to read it over on AO3, trusting that things will be finished by the time you reach what is currently the end. If that makes sense.)
kaffyr: Sapphire and Steel together (Sapphire and Steel)
I Still Exist In Pixels, And Elsewhere

It's been rather a long time. So what have I done lately?

Hearts and Moons stuff )
Union )
Rediscovery No. 1 )
Rediscovery No. 2 )
S&S. And Dr. Who, of course )
kaffyr: Snark about fanfic (Adulthood? It's fanfic)
Achievement Unlocked

I've finished Chapter 26 of Hearts and Moons. After *thinks* more than a year. 

I'm writing this with as few exclamation points as possible, in order to be as maturely pleased with myself as possible. But please imagine the entire post littered with the little things. 

w00t111

I'm not going to post it yet. I'd actually like to get another chapter done, so that I can post them consecutively. 

I'm so close to the finish I can taste it, folks. 

Ten years. GRRM levels of slowness (at least in the realm of fic. Don't worry, I'm not comparing myself to him.) And maybe the end in sight? 

As I said. 

w00t!1!

(OK, two exclamation points. That's still mature, isn't it?)

kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)


Title: Hearts & Moons Recall the Truth
Author:
[personal profile] kaffyr
Chapter: 25
Previous Chapter: Chapter 24
here or here
Characters: Jack Harkness/Rose Tyler/The Ninth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Edited by: my beloved
[livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, aka [personal profile] buckaroobob. Any mistakes you find, from misspellings to bad pacing or unbelievable plot lines, are mine.
Author's Note: In which the Doctor has a conversation, his rescuers prepare their plan, and Inverno runs into an unexpected problem.
Two chapters in one year, w00t ... But at least I can say that we’ve brought the Doctor fully back into the equation, if not into full action. I foresee two more chapters in the story. Stick with me, my few and faithful readers; we may get this baby done in less than a decade.
Disclaimer: as much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I do, however, love them, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
____________________________

He went from warmth )
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Twenty-four
Previous Chapter: Twenty-three
Characters: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness/the Ninth Doctor, 
Rating: PG-13, but this is a tough, sad chapter. 
Edited by: my best beloved [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, aka 
[personal profile] buckaroobob , without whom I couldn't do this; and with the incredible help of [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon , who I trust with matters of rhythm. 
Author's Note: I cannot believe that it took almost a year to complete this chapter. The only thing I will say in my defense is that I was dealing with a multiplicity of characters all coming together - and for an author who deals largely in solitary introspection, that was one daunting task. We have, however, got all the players in place for the final act. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They belong solely to the BBC and their respective creators. I do, however, love them, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox. 
___________________________________________


Right now, she's Luisa )
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Twenty-three
Previous Chapter: Twenty-two
Characters: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness/The Ninth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories into their future.
Edited by: My irreplaceable Best Beloved, [personal profile] buckaroobob , aka [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, and given a necessary read through by the wonderful [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon .
Author's Note: In which a necessary accomplice reaches a fork in the road, and the road now leads to our team as it rebuilds.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, No Whoniverse characters are mine. They belong solely to the BBC and their respective creators. I do, however, love them, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
_______________________________________


There were two ways to go )
kaffyr: The TARDIS at Giverny (TARDIS at Giverny)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Twenty-two
Previous Chapter: Twenty-one
Characters: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness/The Ninth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories into their future.
Edited by: the flexibly perfectionist and always awesome [personal profile] buckaroobob  /[livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh; read by the irreplaceable
[personal profile] a_phoenixdragon 
Author's Note: In which Rose begins to say goodbye to one person and finally says hello to another. A third chapter in one year? Is it the apocalypse? Not at all; it's me trying to be a responsible author. Wish me luck as I forge ahead.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They belong solely to the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
______________________________________

If you can believe in the TARDIS ... )
kaffyr: Nine, Rose and Jack on Game Station (Love story)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Twenty-one
Previous Chapter: Twenty
Characters: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness/The Ninth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories into their future.
Edited by: the always-patient [personal profile] buckaroobob /[livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, and read by the excellent [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon 
Author's Note: In which two people who think they shouldn't love the Doctor are connected by one who knows they must. Two chapters in as many days is unusual for me, to put it very mildly. But I'm glad to be able to do so.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They belong solely to the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
___________________________________________________


Jack wasn't sure where he was )
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Fandom: Dr. Who
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Twenty
Previous Chapter: Nineteen
Characters: Jack/Rose/The Ninth Doctor
Rated: PG-13
Words: 4,341, per Google Docs
Edited by: the ever-faithful [personal profile] buckaroobob /[livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, with help from the delightful [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon 
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories.
Author's Note: In which sleep is very much to be considered, valued and sought after. After having completed just one chapter in 2013, it's my solemn wish to finish the story this year. Please wish me luck.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole properties of the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them all and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
___________________________________________

The Doctor never slept much )
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Story: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: Nineteen
Previous Chapter: Eighteen
Characters: Jack/Nine/Rose
Rated: PG-13
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories.
Edited by: the undeniably magnificent 
[personal profile] buckaroobob  
Author's Notes: In which a soldier contemplates her conscience, while Rose finds home again. Home, however, knows where it needs to be. I have almost despaired of providing regular updates to this story, but it does not mean the tale is not progressing. For those of you who wish to wait until it is done, I
 understand. And to everyone, my apologies.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole properties of the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox. 
____________________________________________

Isobel Fahrar had taken the last of her pills. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)


Story: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author:
[personal profile] kaffyr

Chapter: Eighteen
Previous Chapter: Seventeen
Characters: Jack/Nine/Rose
Rated: PG-13
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories.
Author's Notes: In which the Doctor is forcibly enlightened through silk, and the experience may be life-changing. 
Edited by: Partly edited by
[personal profile] buckaroobob , aka /[livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, bless him. For a number of reasons, the final version was unedited, save for a read through by my First Born. All mistakes and emotional inconsistencies are mine.
Disclaimer: as much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole properties of the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement, and take no coin. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox.

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Twelve hours in. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Team TARDIS)
Story: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kaffyr
Chapter: Seventeen
Previous Chapter
: Sixteen
Characters: Jack/Nine/Rose
Rated: PG/13 (Note: Trigger warning in this chapter for mention of previous rape)
Summary: A cold and beautiful world, a market, a bolt of silk, and three people walking through the doors of their memories.
Author's Notes: In which Rose meets the other person in Luisa's head, and learns how she got there.
Edited by: My beloved [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, with help from the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon
Previous Chapters: Accessible here
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Watching someone convulse )

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