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Dira Sudis
23 February 2017 @ 03:03 am
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5 things you’ll find in my bag

1. Druuuuugs. By which I mean a sheet of generic Sudafed and a little mint tin filled with Advil and Excedrin. I have a lot of headaches, okay.

2. A set of headphones. I don’t go ANYWHERE without the ability to plug into my phone and tune out the world.

3. Small notebook. I almost never use it–I take pictures of things rather than writing notes/lists for myself, or make To Do items in Habitica–but it’s nice to know it’s there. 

4. An actual metal nail file. I bite my nails, not constantly, but enough that “ugh my nails are raggedy and it is Bothering Me” is a thing that I need to be able to deal with at any time.

5. Pretty enameled compact mirror that I got as a bridesmaid’s gift for standing up in my little brother’s wedding five years ago. I pretty much never wear makeup, but a tiny mirror is handy sometimes!

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Dira Sudis
19 February 2017 @ 06:11 pm
Guys the last couple of weeks have been so productive and it is for the extremely boring reason that I figured out a good workday schedule for myself (it involves getting up early and starting work by 9) and ahhhh everything (writing-wise for me personally) is so great right now!! 

WIPs currently active: 6, because I could not resist starting another Pillow Box story to pick up where the last one left off, with 100% more comfort and actual Pillow Box time.

Words written this week: 7,130

WIPs that got no words this week: 2, Cannibalism and Sequel to Saddest Story.

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 784, almost all of which are getting deleted/rewritten, but on the bright side I think I know where I’m going with the next stretch of the story! Act III is sort of blurring imperceptibly into Act IV here, which means making real! actual! progress! through the arc of the story! and maybe even finishing it someday!!

Born in the Blood: 3,760, so Chapter 12 is getting very close to being done!!

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 1,295, oh man I keep opening scenes and finding new and different layers and depths of terribleness, what even is this story. Also it’s over 23,000 words at this point, getting close to the midpoint of the story. I think. Approximately.

Pillow Box #5: Comfort/Petting/Sleeping in the Pillow Box: 1,291, just wallowing around in how nice it is when things are only a little bit terrible for Threetoo and Tony…

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Dira Sudis
14 February 2017 @ 08:36 pm
Chapter 4 was written for the following prompts:

Sam comes to visit Threetoo in the penthouse.
Threetoo's first mutual interaction with Sam.
Threetoo meeting someone new and Tony talking him though it?


This is set during Chapter 9 of "Sink Right to the Floor," so Sam is having one hell of a day.

Chapter 4

The Pillow Box: Collected Slave-verse Tumblr Fics (13698 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 4/?
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Tony Stark
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Tony Stark, Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Stark Robots (Marvel), Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Slavery, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Master/Slave, Hurt/Comfort, Kneeling, Cuddling & Snuggling, Rewards, Bananas, Robots, Weight Issues, Food Issues, Bathing/Washing, POV Outsider, Eating Disorders, Vomiting
Series: Part 3 of All These Burning Hearts in Hell
Summary:

Collected ficlets from the All These Burning Hearts in Hell 'verse, starring Tony and Threetoo with Threetoo's pillow nest in a supporting role. Prompts for each ficlet in the chapter's summary.



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Dira Sudis
12 February 2017 @ 09:43 pm
An even better week! :D

WIPs currently active: 5, because I finished Pillow Box #4 and started Sequel to the Saddest Story Ever!

Words written this week: 8,552

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 1,324, done and posted!

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 899

Born in the Blood: 376

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 4,157, ahahaha oh god you guys this is awful (for the characters).

Loving and (at least 50% at all times) consensual cannibalism: 1,576

Probably Less Sad Sequel to Ring the Bell Backward (my Not Without You story and the saddest Bucky/Steve story I could think of): 220

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Dira Sudis
09 February 2017 @ 04:46 am
…Third week in a row posting from trusty backup laptop Sophie. Please come back home soon, The Asset.

Books: I’m currently halfway through Gerri Hill’s Chasing a Brighter Blue (which I think is the first lesbian romance novel I’ve ever read?!) and just started reading Mating the Omega by Ann-Katrin Byrde which is market research for the mpreg romance I am writing, but also I definitely bought it months ago just for funsies, so. Take that as you will.

Books finished: 

Full of Briars (http://ift.tt/2kVkyfh) by Seanan McGuire

This is a… novella? novelette? canonical fanfic? in the October Daye series (#9.3, apparently there are four shorter stories between A Red-Rose Chain and Once Broken Faith) and it’s adoooorable. Nothing much happens, plotwise, it’s mostly family drama and people arguing over who loves each other the most, but it’s great. And I should really get back to this series at some point. 

Fic: I’m in the middle of rereading @rsadelle‘s A Good Education which is 100% I Don’t Even Go Here But I Don’t Care It’s Great. <3 

I also have 8 other stories on my hypothetical-open-tabs list, 51 marked for later, and 54 bookmarked with a “to reread” tag.

Fic finished: 

(A sampling of stuff I’ve bookmarked recently–you can see all my bookmarks at http://ift.tt/2bFC4A9)

…Oh God you guys, I read A LOT of Rivers of London fic this week. Like. A lot. o.O I’m just gonna pick a couple of faves, but there was a ton of good stuff and if you’re at all interested, go check out my bookmarks!

Longhouse (http://ift.tt/1wvvejJ) by philomytha (Peter/Nightingale) in which Peter and Nightingale are attacked by architecture (and Peter’s knowledge of Architecture Facts comes in handy) and also there is ANGST and WHUMP and EVERY GOOD THING.

A Rabbit Hole of Edwardian Pornography (http://ift.tt/2i6h1tw) by @linndechir (Peter/Nightingale) is… what it says on the tin, mostly, in which Peter discovers various vintage pornography stashed in the Folly’s library, and YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT (UNLESS YOU HAVE LITERALLY EVER READ A FANFIC IN YOUR LIFE IN WHICH CASE YOU CAN PROBABLY MAKE A PRETTY GOOD GUESS). :D :D :D

Savage Lovecast Episode 69: Pounded in the Butt By Savage Lovecast Episode 69 [Transcript] (http://ift.tt/2kViUud) by edonohana. Exactly what it says on the tin! I missed this during Yuletide, but the other day I saw someone - talking to the author, in fact, though I only realized that when I tracked down the story - refer to Dan Savage “on the shifter bestiality question” and I was like ????? and googled, and found this story, and it is GREAT. And includes Dan Savage talking about the trials and tribulations of shapeshifters getting asked dumb, insensitive questions about human/shifter sex. <3 <3 <3

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Dira Sudis
You know how sometimes your dash Does A Thing, putting two posts next to each other that add up to something else?

The contrast between the evening Chris Evans is having (watching the Pats win the Super Bowl) and the evening Sebastian Stan is having (posting a photo of protests against the authoritarian government of his native Romania) are… really striking. 

(I don’t have a pithy conclusion to draw from it, just–aw, these two dudes who I am irrationally emotionally invested in for the same reason, having very, very different evenings tonight.)

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Dira Sudis
05 February 2017 @ 05:10 pm
Actually a pretty good week!

WIPs currently active: 5

Words written this week: 6,289

WIPs that got no words this week: 1, the broken dick epic

WIPs that did get words this week:

Born in the Blood: 1,909, and lo, that was Chapter 11.

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 2,461, all of them horrible (for the characters).

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 756, bringing it to a total of 4,821 words, but I swear it’s getting close to the end now. Ish.

Fandom Tr*mps Hate Auction Story That You Are Gonna Love Why Are You Backing Away Like That No Really It’s LOVING AND CONSENSUAL AND NON-INJURIOUS BECAUSE SUPERSOLDIERS Cannibalism: 1,163

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Dira Sudis
29 January 2017 @ 06:58 pm
An improvement over last week! Best week so far in 2017! (In, uh, this one narrow and personal sense.)

WIPs currently active: 5, because I started my Fandom Tr*mps Hate story which you will all be SUPER EXCITED ABOUT I AM SURE??!!?

Words written this week: 4,174

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 135

Born in the Blood: 2,963, which has gotten me not quite to the end of Chapter 11 but VERY CLOSE, so update should be coming soon!

Slavefic #5 (THE DRAMATIC REUNION): 384, which got me to the end of a scene and now I am trying to figure out how to most effectively showcase the horrible place the story has arrived at…

Pillow Box #4 (Sam): 260, still nowhere near done at over 4,000 words, because I still have no idea what a ficlet is.

Fandom Tr*mps Hate Auction Story That You Are Gonna Love Why Are You Backing Away Like That No Really It’s LOVING AND CONSENSUAL AND NON-INJURIOUS BECAUSE SUPERSOLDIERS Cannibalism: 432, so if anybody was wondering how far into 2017 I would get before finding a new and different horrifying thing to try and make people follow me into, the answer was less than three weeks. Settle your bets accordingly.

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Dira Sudis
26 January 2017 @ 04:33 am
Books: I’m currently in the middle of Hoarfrost, by Jordan L. Hawk (about which more below) and have Wanted, A Gentleman by K. J. Charles waiting to be read next. Also Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch, for next next.

Books finished:

Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin, #4) (http://ift.tt/1hnB01P) and

Bloodline (Whyborne & Griffin, #5) (http://ift.tt/1tpYXtb) by Jordan L. Hawk

I’d read the first three books in this series last year, and my highly efficient system of letting a random number generator pick my next book to read from my Kindle Library means I just got to the bundle of Books 4-6 the other day. I won’t spoil (BOOK FIVE IS THE GREATEST THO), but I’ve been devouring them LIKE A SHAMBLING HORROR FROM THE DEEPS–

Ahem. If you’re not familiar–they’re set circa 1900 in a town called Widdershins, Massachusetts in a universe of Lovecraftian horror. Whyborne is a scion of a wealthy founding family of the town, and Griffin Flaherty is a former Pinkerton detective who recently spent some time in an asylum due to a brush with a nameless horror of the night in the course of an investigation in Chicago.

OH AND IT’S A GAY ROMANCE? Whyborne and Griffin fall in love and continue fighting monsters, human and otherwise, throughout eight books so far, while also dealing with their own assorted issues and traumas and learning how to carry on a relationship. ALSO THEY ADOPT A MARMALADE CAT. IT IS GREAT.

Fair Play (Hat Trick, #1) (http://ift.tt/2j6ShT5) and

Two Man Advantage (Hat Trick, #2)  (http://ift.tt/2klUPK8) and

End Game (Hat Trick, #3) (http://ift.tt/2j6RQs2) by Samantha Wayland

Oh man, I was SO CONFUSED by the structure of these when I started reading the first one, but it goes like this: in the first book, Garrick and Savannah get together (and Garrick admits he is bi and Savannah admits that she finds it SUPER HOT to hear about him banging dudes). In the second book, Savannah has to be away from Garrick for a while and tells him if it’s okay if he sleeps with a dude in her absence as long as he tells her all about it, and Garrick proceeds to fall in love with said dude (but is also desperately, passionately still in love with Savannah). In the third book, OT3!

Also there is hockey and some wacky over the top drama in the A-plots and HIGH OCTANE tragic childhood background for Garrick and Savannah’s woobie boyfriend. I could wish that the second book’s plot climax didn’t hinge on a false rape accusation (and I kind of feel like the author was also wishing that by the third book) but I really love the series overall.

Fics: I don’t have ANY fic tabs open due to the “using backup computer” situation, but I made a list instead and there are 11 fics on it. Plus 36 fics Marked for Later on Ao3. And 52 bookmarked with the “To reread” tag.

Fics finished:

back seat drive by @silentwalrus1 (http://ift.tt/2j4Ffnr) MMMMMMYES, so good. Post-everything Bucky/Steve, with a Bucky who is still finding his footing in life and a Steve who just wants to give him whatever he needs. Or wants. IN BED. And also in fast cars. 

The Right Partner by Nonymos (http://ift.tt/1AQdEpv) This is more than a year old, but I just ran across it and read it for the first time. Virgin Steve decides that maybe the right partner is whoever you choose–and when Natasha offers to help him out with that, he decides to go for it.

Patience, a Steady Hand by @helenish (http://ift.tt/Ylu2wu) This is that Inception AU where Arthur is a berserker Viking and Eames is a monk abducted during the pillaging of his monastery, claimed by Arthur as a slave. Warning for, you know, all of the consent problems created by abducting and enslaving someone for sexual use–but the consent situation evolves and changes in really nuanced and ultimately satisfying ways.

(Also, on this reread, I realized how incredibly well this works if you know nothing about Inception and think of berserker Arthur as Bucky and artistic virgin monk Eames as Steve. Just. Putting that out there.)

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Dira Sudis
23 January 2017 @ 12:35 am
What even happened this week? I spent the weekend traveling to/attending ConFusion in Michigan, and I think most of the week disappeared under a rising tide of anxiety about going to the con as An Author, which, as with most things, was a bit anticlimactic. Anyway. I also did some writing in there somewhere! 

…Some.

WIPs currently active: 4, still.

Words written this week: 2,445

WIPs that got no words this week: 2, Born in the Blood and Slavefic #5

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 2,122, which got me to the end of Chapter 43. Total word count is now 166,190, and there are probably… twenty-five chapters to go? ish? I have no idea.

Pillow Box #4, Sam: 323, Sam and Threetoo have now laid eyes on each other! Progress!

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