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Halrloprillalar

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Archive of Our Own:- slowly getting the back catalogue up

My fic site is offline (and will remain so) but if you're looking for older fic that's not up on AO3, you can find it on the Way Back Machine:
web.archive.org/web/20101126140202/http://prillalar.com/fic/

For Prince of Tennis fic that's not in either place yet: Index of my Prince of Tennis Fanfiction

Transformative Works Policy
You do NOT need to ask my permission to remix, podfic, translate, create art for or create secondary fanwork of any fanwork I have posted. You should include a link back to my work, and feel free to share the link to your work with me (only if you want to) - I'd love to see it.

rambles
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I'm in that stage with my WIP where it's not so much a WIP as a jumble of notes and despair. The problem with "just write X words per day" is that it doesn't really leave time for this part of the process: the ruminating and complaining and taking walks and creating the fucking outline, which, for character-driven stories, is so difficult for me.

Do you have a method for kick-starting that process? Just barf some words onto the page and see how that goes? Force a friend to listen to you ramble? Outline the emotional beats you need to hit and then fit the canon/made-up scenes around that? (That's not a bad idea, actually.) Procrastinate on social media?

In other news, I haven't been reading a lot of fic in YOI so far -- when I'm writing a lot in a fandom, especially when it's new, I tend not to read very much -- but I read almost everything in Choc Box (except some threesomes and a crossover) and it was great! So one of my goals is to do a bunch more reading, especially for rare pairs. But I may need to wait until this WIP is drafted to jump on that.

Another goal is to write something for YOI that's more plot-driven and light-hearted. YOI came along at a time when I was longing for a fandom with adult characters with sexual histories that I could write dirty porn about without having to age characters up first. (Not aging up for purity reasons; more wanting the characters to be sexually experienced.) And I have SO enjoyed that! But it's pretty far from my usual sports-series fare. (That said, the Idea Jar is far too full of stuff that makes me go, "Ooh, everyone is going to hate that but I'm going to write it anyhow.")

How do you pick which ideas to write (or draw or vid or ...)?




Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/522175.html


Fic: Off the Ice, YOI, Chris/Victor
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I was trying to get this posted for Chris's birthday on Feb 14 but did not finish in time, alas! I've been thinking about this premise for quite a while and finally got on to it. Also, as I said on Twitter, my YOI fic seems to be 95% guys messily banging in hotel rooms and it’s making want to get a hazmat suit for my next biz trip.

Now to get my head into the game for the last Chris/Georgi instalment. If I disappear for a while, that's why. I write that pairing better when I'm basically just obsessing over it.

Off the Ice (2335 words) by Halrloprillalar
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Christophe Giacometti/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Christophe Giacometti, Victor Nikiforov
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Blow Jobs, Masturbation, Lingerie, Hotel Sex, Non-Penetrative Sex, Friends With Benefits, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot
Summary:


"Get undressed," Christophe says. "And put them on."

Pre-canon. A lot of gifts get thrown on the ice when Chris skates, some with more lace than others. After a competition, Chris and Victor have some fun.




Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/521861.html


Chocolate Box gifts for me!
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The Chocolate Box collection opened yesterday! I was very excited to see two gifts for me and I loved them both! One in Yuri!!! on Ice, my new love, and one in Prince of Tennis, my forever love!

But Not For Me (2865 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Christophe Giacometti/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Christophe Giacometti, Victor Nikiforov, Yakov Feltsman
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Friends With Benefits, Angst and Porn, significant haircuts
Summary:

Chris won gold, once.



Stuck with Me (311 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis no Oujisama | Prince of Tennis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tezuka Kunimitsu & Inui Sadaharu
Characters: Tezuka Kunimitsu, Inui Sadaharu
Additional Tags: Old men on a bench
Summary:

Inui sat down on the bench. He’d considered the odds and decided that Tezuka probably wouldn’t get up.



I've done some reading through the rest of the archive and have more to do yet. Hope to get through the fandoms I'm interested in before reveals.

Next on the agenda: replying to DW comments and catching up on flist!


Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/521493.html


YOI and Word of God
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A few things to keep in mind, about Yuri!!! on ICE and about any canon.

Word of God is not canon. What's on the screen or on the page is canon. Word of God is supplementary material that you are welcome to incorporate but you are not obliged to. We do not live in a universe where Greedo shot first!

Actions speak louder than words. People don't always say what they mean. They don't always know what they mean. When they try to explain their motivations after the fact, they may get them wrong or they may not be able to admit their true motivations. That applies whether you're taking a Doylist or Watsonion point of view.

Just because Kubo or Yuuri says, "hey, looking at these matching gold rings that canonically engaged couple JJ & Isabella are wearing makes me want to go buy a matching set of expensive gold wedding bands to wear on our wedding band fingers and exhange them with Victor on the steps of a church -- it will be just like that time my high school handicrafts club sewed matching bookmarks for everyone!" doesn't mean that was actually Yuuri's motivation, even if Yuuri tells himself it is. Or Kubo tells us it is.

People can't always articulate their feelings. One anime scene that strongly impressed me in years gone by was in Nana. Early on, Hachi and her boyfriend are away on a trip together. She asks him to tell her that he loves her. At first he says, "Don't ask a Japanese man to say that!" But he can tell she really wants to hear it, so he starts psyching himself up to it: I'm an American. My name is Michael. But he still can't say it and in the end, Hachi says it's okay, she heard him say it in her heart.

Obviously, not everyone will have that much trouble speaking about their feelings, but it's something to keep in mind.

Your interpretation is valid. I can interpret Yuuri and Victor's relationship in a lot of different ways and I really love that. You do you.

Personally, you will never convince me that Otabek is a DJ.


Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/521227.html


Fic: Blind Alley, ACCA, Nino/Jean
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So, this happened after all. My reward for finishing my Choc Box fic and also for suffering through a cold the last few days. This is only the 9th story in this fandom on AO3 but at least it's not a rare pair!

Blind Alley (1157 words) by Halrloprillalar
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: ACCA13区監察課 | ACCA 13-ku Kansatsuka
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nino/Jean Otus
Characters: Nino (ACCA), Jean Otus
Additional Tags: Drunk Sex, Semi-Public Sex, Mildly Dubious Consent, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot
Summary:

Nino fucks Jean in an alley outside a bar.




Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/521159.html


Res Gestae
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✔ Finished & uploaded Choc Box fic(s)

✔ Caught up on AO3 comments

✔ Avoided dropping all my YOI & tenipuri WIPs to write ACCA porn (believe me, this is an actual accomplishment, at least this week!)

✔ Started making notes on the next Chris/Georgi instalment; should be the end of the narrative arc and I'm going to be both sad and relieved to be done. I've had the ending in mind for a while but now I have to work out how to get them there. Also, do more canon review. Chris at the GPF really kills me, I feel so sad for him. And when Victor says he's returning to skating, I can't help but feel deeply sad for Georgi as well. *kicks Victor in the shin*

✔ Started thinking maybe my potential exchange commitments for February and March are a bit much! But I really want to do all of them, so I don't know. "Moderation in all things" is a lesson I've never been able to internalize.


Res Not So Gestae

𝙓 Did not catch up on LJ/DW comments, but soon, soon.

𝙓 Various life chores still undone, but that's chronic.

𝙓 Gave up on a Choc Box treat I hoped to write based on realizing I needed to get on with other WIPs.

𝙓 Did not get any back catalogue AO3 archiving done. To be honest, it's mostly that I don't want to spam people who have subbed to my updates with X-Files fic I wrote 18 years ago. If there's a way to add back-dated fic without triggering update emails, I would love to know what it is.


In other news, I hope you're all having/have had a great weekend!


Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/520852.html


My social media identities
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Dreamwidth: I'm a fancy writer. Here are some important details about my process.

Twitter: I want to punch a unicorn.


Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/520666.html


January writing
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Just did my check-in for [community profile] getyourwordsout: 16,039 words for the year to date, which is more than double what I need for my goal. (I'm trying to front-load my total to allow for slumps later on.) That's a lot of words for me, so I'm feeling pretty good!

One of my goals for writing this year is to be more wordy. That's a bit odd -- I think people are usually striving for the opposite -- but I generally have a fairly cut-down prose style that can be, well, inaccessible. A beta charitably told me it "requires close reading". I'm trying to "tell" a little more than I do now, at least most of the time.

I also feel like a lot of my work in the last six months has been fairly downbeat. Not sad, necessarily, but with a more sober mood. I'm trying to get back to a breezier mood and plottier stories for a while.

What are your current writing goals? Wordcount? Stylistic?


Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/520323.html


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roger/rafa one arm hug
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I am sleepy after getting up in the middle of the night to watch Roger and Rafa battle it out one more time.

I regret nothing.

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There are still good things in the world.


Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/520037.html


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