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The fires of jealousy burn bright - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
I have a variable-sword. I urge calm.
The fires of jealousy burn bright

A productive night working away at the final chapter of book one of the Pandora's Boxer trilogy.  An insane reworking of "Restless"; dreams for characters who didn't get dreams in the original, but who qualify due to the events of PB Chapter 21.  Featuring lemurs.  It should be finished, beta-ed, and up by this time tomorrow.  Except that I'm notorious for being over-optimistic with posting dates.

Anyway, I was feeling really pleased with myself and then I read the latest fic by Helga von Nutwimple.  Bugger.  Here am I trying to outdo enigmaticblues  as the most exciting new talent in BtVS fanfic, at least in my own mind (I know there are lots of superb writers out there but most of you have been around longer than us so don't qualify in quite the same category, although nihilistbear  is always exciting), and suddenly someone comes out of nowhere and poses a serious threat.  Insanely prolific, with three WIPs on the go at once (like me) and extremely good. 

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies when some new planet swims within his ken, or whatever.  Anyway.  It's good stuff.  Jealous now.


Current Mood: jealous jealous
Current Music: Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit"

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From: ex_bloodshed662 Date: July 23rd, 2004 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I've been reading your fics (tonight actually) and you kept me from updating my own fics, so I should curse you for that! I'll direct everyone who is yelling at me to update my fic Cold Lovin that I JUST updated today that it was YOUR fault I didn't get anymore written. Yeah. So there.

And you know what I've come to find out? People are just happy to find authors that are willing to write good fics and keep them updated, no need to feel threatened! *hugs you and your nice fics*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 24th, 2004 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not reading Cold Lovin' yet; I missed the beginning so I'm waiting till you finish. I'm glued to Damaged Goods.

I don't really feel threatened by Helga von Nutwimple; I just chose that way of pimping her stuff to emphasise just how good it is. But I like treating writing fanfic as a competitive sport; it helps motivate me.

Hugs are good. Especially against a Taekwondo expert, it gets me in under your guard where my superior weight, and knowledge of jujutsu and Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, gives me the advantage. ;-)
nihilistbear From: nihilistbear Date: July 24th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Honey you rock like a rocking thing. I'm reading the buffybot series rigth now, and I think I'm in love with you! It's awesome and I have such a weakness for the buffybot
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 24th, 2004 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been in love with you for ages. You and enigmaticblues and mommanerd and nautibiz and treacleantlers and bloodshedbaby and missmurchison and kantayra and more.

Of course one of the advantages of being a male in a female-dominated field is that I can acquire a harem. A virtual one, alas, but thus no need to change my religion or to reply to the spams offering the chemical supplements I would need if it was real.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: July 24th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like getting a guy's perspective on the Buffy-verse. It makes things interesting. :)

And a harem? LOL...
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: July 24th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does that mean you think I'm one of the most exciting new talents in BtVS fanfic? :) Now I'm glowing with a feeling of accomplishment.

I guess I'll have to go check out Helga von Nutwimple now. Personally, I'm just happy that people are reading and enjoying my fic. When the rest of my life seems like it's going to the dogs I just remember that people like what I write.

And I like what you write. You make me laugh, which is a talent in its very own category. :)
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