[sticky post] Dates for 2014

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June 30 - Valvert due date
July 1 - Vincent's birthday fic
July 3 - NPT Stories due
July 7 - Valvert works revealed | BB author sign ups close
July 7-14 — BB author check-in #2
July 9 - NPT Main collection goes live
July 12 - NPT Madness collection goes live
July 16 - NPT Author reveals
August 7 — BB rough drafts and summaries due
August 10 — BB artist claims
September 10 — BB artist check-in
September 14 - End Trick or Treat Exchange nominations
September 15-22 - Trick or Treat Exchange sign-ups
October 1 — BB submission of final drafts and art
October 1 - Les Mis Trick or Treat Sign ups close
October 4 — BB posting date claims

October 4 - Les Mis Trick or Treat Assignments are sent, at the latest
October 15 — BB posting begins
October 19 - Yuletide Sign-ups open
October 20 - BB posting! \o/
October 24 - Trick or Treat Exchange assignments due
October 25 - Yuletide Sign-ups end

October 27 - Les Mis Trick or Treat Assignments are due
October 31 - Les Mis Trick or Treat Reveals
November 1 - Yuletide Assignments out
November 1 - Nanowrimo
December 20 - Yuletide Assignments due
December 25 - Yuletide Reveal

Yes, it's more Les Mis fic

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Also yet more fic from the Les Mis Trick or Treat exchange. I love prompts that give me an excuse to write idfic. /o\ (Now to edit the ~10k of desk blowjobs sigh...)

Purity Like Sunlight (2815 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Orgasm Denial, Prostate Milking, Alternate Universe - Javert Survives, Established Relationship, Self-Denial
Summary:

Valjean cherishes his chasteness. Javert helps him deal.




Beside a River Clear (951 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Hand Feeding, Vacation, Alternate Universe - Javert Survives
Summary:

They have escaped the heat of Paris for a week. It is not so unusual: two gentlemen spending a week in the countryside, walking all day beneath trees, exploring hills and valleys and following the sound of distant waterfalls.



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More Les Mis fic, hah

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Also yet more fic, now that the Trick or Treat reveals happened. I still can't stop writing.

Pour Out the Vials of the Wrath of God (3220 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Apocalypse, Vampires, Blood Drinking, Alternate Universe - Javert Survives
Summary: The man who comes to his door that day is more animal than human. That does not surprise him. In these days, those who survive turn into beasts. Men are wolves who slaver and drool red blood as they stand over a corpse. Men are prey; the weak fall with their throat torn out by those stronger. So is the law after the stars began to fall, after Paris burnt, after the Pyrenees erupt into flame, after the Mont Saint Michel is turned into a new Atlantis beneath the tides of the ever-hungry sea.
The day the barricade falls is also the day the stars fall from the heaven, the sea rises, and Hell opens. Nothing is as it was when a lonely, half-starved wanderer makes it to a small church in the town of Digne.


Indulging Needs (981 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Schönberg/Boublil
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Masturbation, Bodyswap
Summary: Javert wakes from a pleasant dream. Only something does not seem quite right...

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Nov. 8th, 2014

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Nanowrimo progress: 20k, alltogether 3 stories written and completed during 8 days of Nano so far. \o/

Mainly I feel tentatively happy because I feel that in a way, after years and years of writing I have finally figured out what works for me, which - not surprisingly is pretty much the advice published authors give again and again and which I've ignored for a decade by lieing to myself about how good writing needs "inspiration" and you can't just sit someone down and expect them to pull out a good story out of nowhere in an hour.

What is true is that I can scribble down a quick basic outline for a story as soon as inspiration hits, and keep that in a doc for a month or two even, and then, when I have the time to sit down and write, I can pull out that doc, and since I have all action + emotional development of the characters jotted down already, use quick, focused bursts of writing, like wordwars or sprints, to write 2-3k in an evening that way.

I'm still surprised because I was never that sort of writer, but after nearly 250k in one year, I guess I can say that this does indeed work more than well for me. Of course, what I get from writing that way is only a draft, but it is much easier to force myself to spend an evening or two polishing an already existing story, than to write down a perfect final version at the first try.

So now I am at 3 stories written during 8 days of Nano so far:

Javert’s desk fantasy - 10 274 words
Gun kink - 4 988 words
Javert domming from the bottom - 4 908 words

I guess I'll start the sounding fic next, or the yuletide treat (or try to scribble down more outlines because the sounding fic is the only outline left in my WIP folder, argh /o\).

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Yet more Les Mis fic :D

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I received an awesome story in the Trick or Treat exchange that more than indulges my love for Valjean/Javert kink in all its variations! <3

Le Jeu (1628 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: BDSM, Caning, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Established Relationship
Summary: It's not really a game.

And I wrote the following in the Les Mis Trick or Treat exchange:

And Sheweth Him All the Kingdoms of the World (3956 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Javert (Les Misérables), Jean Valjean, The Devil
Additional Tags: Canonical Character Death, Afterlife, Temptation, Religious Imagery & Symbolism, Redemption
Summary: Time has lost its meaning. He hungers. It is not a physical thing – or rather, it is a physical thing imposed upon one who has stripped off the physical, who handed in the body with all its cravings and needs at the same time as he handed in his resignation to that great superior.
Not everything is over after Javert commits suicide. There are yet more choices for him to make.

My decsision to do a low-pressure Nanowrimo where I just aim for 1k per day isn't going well, because so far I keep managing to write more than the official wordcount! \o/ 8k so far, and I might finish the fic this evening at ~10k. Ah Les Mis. The story is basically just an excuse for all the blowjobs and comeplay, only that in Les Mis that somehow turns into 10k instead of the 2k you'd think a PWP should take? I'm not sure what it is about Victor Hugo that makes the description of a bj take up 3k. (I... actually spent a lot of our time visiting the Pantheon in Paris thinking about this 69 scene I'm currently trying to write ahahaha. At least I can say with utter certainty that it did NOT make Victor Hugo turn in his grave. /o\)

I still want to see if I can use Nano to get started on my first ever casefic attempt, but ugh, casefic is HARD! I keep poking at my outline a little, and then get swept up again in all the Nano wordsprints, so not much progress there with my villain yet, but at least I have more porn outlined once this fic is finished. (Javert domming from the bottom! Masochist!Javert gunkink! Valjean figging fic! I keep crying about how I want a fandom with an active kinkmeme, but let's be real here, with chat and the fact that I keep getting plotbunnies even from typos, I don't actually have time for even more prompts... But it would be nice to be able to make people write me dp, or figging, or badwrong dubcon, sigh...) Entry originally posted to DW: http://esteliel.dreamwidth.org/431819.html (comment count unavailablecomments). Comments are welcome in either place.
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At last it has been posted, my first ever Big Bang! I'm still so excited that I actually pulled it off, and that I managed to make an outline, and a schedule, and for the first time ever managed to stick to it instead of procrastinating for months!

It has been illustrated by the amazing beorntobewild, who really really spoiled me with all the art which everyone should go and admire! <3

To Tempt the Wilderness (37738 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Big Bang Challenge, Survival, Huddling For Warmth, Fishing, Injury, UST, Masturbation, Awkward Boners, Angst, Hand Jobs, Hurt/Comfort, escargots, Self-Sacrificing Valjean, Javert's Derailment, Slow Build
Summary:

If he abandoned Javert here, he would be able to do more good – what was the life of one man who would as soon incarcerate a beggar than see him fed, weighed against the many souls that had come to depend on Madeleine?

In that moment, he felt the weight of his responsibility settle with great heaviness onto his already bent shoulders, until he felt that he would break, that certainly even his own strength was not enough to bear the weight of such a choice, that no man should be asked to make such a decision.

While travelling, a storm leaves Madeleine and Javert lost and cut off from all roads in a lonely valley in the Ardennes. But even more worrying than the need to find food and shelter is the fact that Javert is injured, and Madeleine, despite the secrets of his past, cannot leave when that might mean Javert’s death. When another accident forces Madeleine to choose between keeping his secrets and watching Javert die, or revealing himself as Jean Valjean to save Javert’s life, the already uncomfortable intimacy of being forced to rely on each other for survival becomes even more unbearable...



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Yet more Les Mis fic

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So I wrote yet more fic:

Too Great a Gift (7391 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Jean Valjean, Javert (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Rimming, Anal Beads, Fisting, Dom/sub, Bondage, Blindfolds
Series: Part 4 of Tell Night From Day
Summary: His heart is hammering in his chest, his tongue heavy in his mouth. He cannot believe that he is doing this. He cannot believe that he is doing this to Valjean. That Valjean should ask this of him. It is inconceivable: a wrong so great the earth should split apart and Michael himself should descend from the Heavens to thrust him into the deepest pits of Hell – and yet, nothing happened when he tied the silken cravat over Valjean's eyes, and nothing happened when another length of silken cloth was used to tie Valjean's arms behind his back, to bind him so tightly that his muscles bunch and that strong, broad chest is forced forward and Valjean cannot move at all, save to helplessly curl the fingers of his hands.

Valjean wants to be driven past what he thinks he can bear. But it is not only Valjean who remembers the pain of the past.



Apparently, my post-Big Bang craving for all the porn still holds - but also, [community profile] lesmis_bigbang posting starts today, and so I'll finally be able to post my nearly 40k of mainly UST and sad Valjean introspection and also all the Huddling for Warmth on the 20th, and everyone can admire hobbit's awesome art. \o/ I still feel all weirdly emotional about that story - but then, I guess when you work on something for a few months and only have 3 people to share it with, you get really attached to something. Also all my sad, self-sacrificing Valjean feels, augh.

Hah, I still can't believe that my outline and plot worked out that well and that I actually managed to write (mostly) UST for once instead of all the weird porn.

But before the Big Bang, it's time for Ring*Con from Friday to Sunday. All the panels, all the actor fun, all the partying until 5am, all the cosplay! Last year I explained the concept of mpreg to poor F. (while not realizing that a couple of guys that looked like a camera team had taken possession of the table behind ours /o\), this year maybe he'll get all to hear about the wonders of sad Valjean fisting. Won't that be delightful.

Anyway, I have my Jeyne Poole outfit, and my very own Reek/Theon and Ramsay Bolton for company all weekend, and we'll be joined by the "real" Theon Alfie Allen, so I'm really excited for all the dick jokes on stage and then of course the photosession and autographs! Indulging in all sorts of fannish obsessions with others is the best. <3

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FIC: Apples of the Greenwood

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Apples of the Greenwood (2513 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Glorfindel/Legolas Greenleaf
Characters: Glorfindel, Legolas Greenleaf
Additional Tags: Water Sex, Frottage
Summary:

Glorfindel makes the acquaintance of a bewitching young elf in the Greenwood.

Written for arcadii's request for Glorfindel/Legolas. Thanks for the prompt and the donation! :)
 

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Oct. 7th, 2014

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Argh, only a week and a half left until RingCon and I still haven't started on the cloaks (and I'm not super happy with my dress but, meh. In the worst case I'll just keep my cloak closed over it all the time, I guess).

At least all the sewing gives me a good excuse to rewatch bootlegs. Dallas Les Mis still gives me Amis feels, what sorcery is this?

I made a list of stories I still need/want to write this year and ended up at 10, and that was before the random attack of "oh at last I figured out how to make gun kink happen" so, I guess now I am at 11. I'm considering doing Nano in the "write 1k every day" way and see if that helps me to cross off all the things from that list. If I do, the reward will be to tackle a new longfic project! (Actually I finished my assignment for Trick or Treat yesterday and wrote an extra treat, though it's still in need of some editing. But if I manage to finish the Glorfindel/Legolas fic today, that means I'm down to 8 stories on my list, and I might reward myself with finally writing the Valjean bondage next. <3 Then I'll be down to 7. That's manageable, right?)

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Sep. 30th, 2014

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Today I finally wrote the story I've been talking about having to write for half a year now, so, that's something. :D

Not Love (3516 words) by Esteliel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Javert (Les Misérables), Jean Valjean
Additional Tags: Watersports, Religious Guilt, Masturbation, Desperation Play, Humiliation
Summary:
Valjean licked his lips. The look he gave Javert was hesitant; almost it seemed that he would speak, but then he took hold of his glass once more and emptied what wine remained. There was a slight flush on his face that Javert thought came from more than the wine.

He waited. It was a game. It was more than a game.

It was no more than that he liked to make Valjean ask, he told himself, and Valjean had never liked to ask, not even when he had been weak and unable to stand and had flushed with helpless humiliation every time Javert watched him lift his nightshirt.

Unapologetic idporn of the sort where religious guilt makes them substitute watersports for intimacy. Yes.


It's also only two more weekends until RingCon, argh. I thought this year I'd be really prepared and finish the cosplay early in the year - and then Les Mis happened and >100k of fic instead of sewing. Well. 2 weekends should be enough for the cloaks and finishing the silk noil dress. And of course Charles Dance cancelled only a few days ago, but on the other hand, now I as Jeyne Poole will be able to get my picture taken with Alfie Allen. \o/ So so excited. I'm also super excited for the dvd from last year's con! And we got rooms in the hotel that is right across the street from the convention hotel, so we can stay up at the party until 5am this year without having to worry about subway schedules or taxis. This will be so great!

And in the category of useless new obsessions I really don't need, I signed up for [personal profile] synecdochic's BPAL decant circle because I've been curious about BPAL for a while and this seemed a great way to test some. Fingers crossed this won't turn into a new obsession because I really really don't need more of those.
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