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the joys of WIPs: the original fic edition [Sep. 13th, 2010|06:02 pm]
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I just wasted a lot of the weekend reading original fic WIPs, some better than others. The painful part (besides the lost time that I totally should've used doing something else) is that some of these WIPs haven't been updated in a while, which makes me think they won't be updated ever. Or be updated with rushed, dissatisfying endings because the authors' muses died.

Greg the Vampire by aggybird is about the angsty, clueless, socially inept older son of Count Dracula. The full name of the fic is actually "Greg the Vampire, Or, The Saddest Little Emo Vampire and How He Found Big Gay Love and Happiness Forever, Though Not Without Considerable Angst and Bad Punning Along the Way." It is pretty damned awesome in all its glorious angstiness. Also, the monster world portrayed is rather fun.

Wrinkles Are a Nymph's Best Friend is a hilarious and much more lighthearted drabble set in the Greg the Vampire world. Imagine a nymph getting all worried about getting old and wrinkled and having to live in the mountains because no one will love him in the most drama queen way. XD

Stupid Post It Notes by Dirty-Angel-Toes is a gloriously long saga of great emo-ness about some really messed up Australian teens being uber angsty (lots of throwing up from anxiety and angst, aka how to keep the scrawny, unhealthy emo look the "natural" way) as they get through being teens and falling in love. Or falling out of love. And also, confronting and getting through past abuse. Hilarious for the most part, though at times the high emo level does get to me.

The Last Pure Human and Nature's Choice, two fics by Twisted Hilarity, are much fluffier fare. Nature's Choice is a fantasy about a thief who'd escaped from an unpleasant (though not traumatic) past and how things become very complicated for him as he learns that he likes sex with men (gods) and his past comes back to bite him. The dude just calls for some abuse, and the author starts dishing it out in the later chapters. Though...it's done with a light touch so it doesn't feel too heavy. The Last Pure Human is a sci-fi fic about a race of cat people who have to bond with someone and have sex with them to keep themselves alive (for very good sci-fi reasons, of course *snickers*) and how one of the cat people has to bond with a human (for very good reasons *snickers*). I couldn't help but love the family of the cat guy who bonds with the human. They are large and very fun. These fics are actually being currently updated, unlike the previously mentioned ones.

Also being currently updated is Captive Prince by freece. Summary: "Damen is the true heir to the throne, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of a rival nation as a pleasure slave." NSeeing the two princes get to know each other and learn to trust each other is rather lovely, as well as the bonding going on with the captive prince and his master's men. And fun political intrigue thrown in is always a plus!

[User Picture]From: flyby311
2010-09-14 04:56 am (UTC)
Oh man. I've read all of these, lol.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-09-14 06:41 am (UTC)
XDXD Any recs? Esp any long emo fics? I hadn't read a delicious emo teen fic in a while and it was such a blast!
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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2010-09-14 07:35 pm (UTC)
....HM. Especially long emo fics, huh. I tend to private those in my Delicious account because it's kind of embarrassing, LOL.

Non-emo fic:
Outlands: I love this series like burning. Basically this Japanese office worker goes off with this stranger from another world and land in a Romaneque world, and I cannot explain how great it is.

Hell, this is my Delicious account with the original fics I have tagged:

And now some stuff I have privated because homg embarrassing (and, admittedly, some of it isn't very good, but, uhhhh...):
The Carnalli Complex: Some sort of incest orgy thing, cough.
Revolution of Love: French Marquis sends his son to England to escape the Revolution. He sends him to an old friend, a Duke, whom he (the father, not the son) hasn't seen for seventeen years.)
Bedsprings: My entire fucking family is fucking Evan Rosier. Even my 94-year-old great-fucking-grandmother is fucking Evan Rosier. Hilarious. And then I get sad. And then more hilariousness. And the sex is hot.
: lolol, kind of emo teen fic with like a... what was it? There are like 5 people in a relationship. Or something. I can't remember how many now. (I was depressed, drunk, and suicidal. The hot redhead in the bar seemed like a good idea at the time. The morning after, however, has made me rethink the wisdom of my decision to go home with him. The ring around my finger isn't helping.)
Kissing a Jock: Might be teen emo? I can't really remember it, but I put it down for a reason so... (Jay is seventeen, in the closet, and has a sexy, sadistic jock lover. Let's review how this happened, shall we?)
Tedium: Leland hates life. Life obviously hates him back. A love story about a teenager with a good dose of sarcasm.
Debt and Ownership: Another one I don't really remember, but uh... yeah. (Jake has always been forced to pay for his father's problems so he never thought he'd ever end up the one in debt. A sudden death and Jake becomes heir to a broken family and a heaping load of trouble, headed by none other than Valda Mason.)
Jascian's Toy: omg embarrassing.

T-that's enough for now. This is like baring my soul lmao! Though it's still not as embarrassing as those Twilight/Harry Potter fics I have secreted away, omg.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-09-16 06:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing! Will check the fics out when I have time (which is, sadly, not now ;_;). You totally need to share your shame more often. There are many out there like you! Like me! I write about the crappy BL novels I read, right? ^^;
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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2010-09-17 04:07 am (UTC)
No problem. XD I hope you like at least a few of them, haha.

...But it's so embarrassing, lol.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-09-16 06:51 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Hope you enjoy them. XDXD
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[User Picture]From: britnit
2010-11-05 09:59 am (UTC)
Well, I finally got around to reading some of these. Some good stuff. I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the recs(flyby311, too)! To be honest, before I read this post I was a bit ignorant about original fics, but now I can't seem to stop reading them! I haven't read all that many, but here are a few that I liked(I like to think that I'm bit picky about what I read):
*All the summaries are taken from their respective sites unless otherwise stated.
Jesse Hajicek:
The God Eaters - Complete; fantasy world where gods once walked the earth(courtesy of Twisted Hilarity) and some people have special abilities
Sonny and Ais:
In the Company of Shadows - WIP; two people who are thrown together as partners in a secret agency
Blue GhostGhost:
Art Criticism - WIP; job at Melissa Anderten Gallery was hard enough without the input of the most annoying photographer on the planet
Manna Francis:
The Administration series - Complete(I think); fiction set in the dark future dystopia of New London, where Europe is controlled by a totalitarian bureaucracy; BDSM. (I'm NOT a fan of BDSM, so I ended up skipping a lot of sex scenes. A few times I got fed up with the main character[he was such a bastard most of the time]. I stuck with it, though, because it is such a well-written story.)
The Broken Road - WIP/hiatus; two people whose feelings for each other have never been given the chance to ripen have to face their past years later
The Jigsaw - WIP; story of hommes fatales: a special agent who's lost everything that mattered, a rookie who still has a chance to choose a different path
Not Supposed To - WIP; confused teen fights attraction to his brother
Aurora's Consort - WIP; Devin has his life mapped out and goals set. He wants to help others and be a good role model. What happens when he is proclaimed the Consort of the new King of Aurora, a world full of mages and murderous intent?
Flaming in the Dorms - WIP; Damien is sent to live in a Catholic boys school after his father labels him a 'flaming gay' What happens when a night in drag & a kiss attracts his het. roomy?
Bacca di Sangue - WIP; Keagan has always gone by the rules...what happens when he steps inside the town's hottest new club? And what will happen when the club's beautiful and lustful owner spots him and decides to make Keagan his?

Hope you like these!
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