Inspiration

I’ve been itching to post an update for a couple of days now, and finally I have a few minutes to myself to do just that. I know it’s been a while since Chapter 22 of DTRT went live. I’ve been dry on inspiration lately, my health and emotional state off and on in RL, which prevented me from putting a single decent sentence together for the next chapter. Fortunately, things have been shifting bit by bit toward a better place I’m finding myself in more often than not. Inspiration comes in different shapes and forms, and this time I hope it will last for two more chapters and maybe an epilogue to conclude the tale of Eric and Sookie. I know exactly what will happen in Chapter 24, and I’m going to do everything I can not to take any unnecessary detours in Ch 23. So… I’ll be selecting soundtracks from this collection (best with headphones on):

My goal is to update within 4 weeks or so. If you haven’t caught up on Ashes and Dust yet, please do so and don’t hesitate to drop me a few lines, what you think of the chapter, and what loose ends you may want to see tied. Yes, inspiration comes from your comments, too ;) first and foremost.

Those of you who celebrate – Happy 4th of July!

Best,

AlphaEN

What I am going to do is the following

AlphaEN:

My computer is working again! Voting rules changed —>>

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An empty podium stands in the front of the room where everyone is waiting for notification about what is going to happen to our beloved fandom. A door in the back opens and in walks a simple woman surrounded by two very famous members of said fandom: Eric Northman and Godric.  The impressive vampires stand to each side of the podium to provide their support. The woman takes her place behind the podium and is nervously shuffling and straightening of her note cards.

*cough cough, deep breath*

“Testing….Testing… Can everyone hear me? Anyone still here? Heck, I’m continuing anyway. Okay, I am not an eloquent writer like some of the amazing women in this fandom. I don’t even have the ability to proof read my own posts often not finding the mistakes until days after it was posted so I will depend on someone else for that. *You know who…

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DTRT Ch 22 Is Up!

ArrowLet me introduce you to my latest obsession (yes, yes, Thor is still a runner-up). Arrow. Oliver Queen. Felicity Smoak. That’s right, people – the smoaking-hot couple on TV is Oliver and Felicity!!!! I’ve watched the three seasons of Arrow four times, and I’m planning to watch the show four times more. And more. And… well, you get the gist. Stephen Amell is the lead male character, and he is a stunning performer. I’m totally lost to Arrow/Oliver. I even found myself writing ‘I had to become someone else. Something else’ in this latest chapter of DTRT *headdesk*.

Back to our beloved fandom:

You Want Blood Awards Voting is open! Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow has been nominated in Best Drama category. Many wonderful writers have been named, so please go vote as often as you can (read the rules, you can vote multiple times and for more than one choice).

I’m posting the next chapter in a bit of a hurry. This project is coming to an end, and I can’t wait to wrap it up. Unbeta’d, all mistakes are mine, and if you feel like pointing them out to me, e-mail me at mralwarr@gmail.com.

Continue to Ch 22: Ashes and Dust

Let the Nominations Begin!

AlphaEN:

Hmm mmm mmm, it’s that time of year again…

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The polls are open and you can now nominate your favorite authors and stories.

Remember we will be taking the TOP 10 nominees with the most votes from each category for you to then vote for your favorites.  Voting will begin May 15th and the winners will be announced May 29th.

Rules:

1. The story must have been started or updated in the period between May 1, 2014 and April 15, 2015.

2. It is up to you, the nominator, to fill out the nomination form in its entirety. If there are blank spaces on the form, your nomination will be rejected.

3. If any plagiarism is detected in a nominated story, we will pull the nomination and any awards received IMMEDIATELY.

4. For the newcomer award, the author cannot have published a story prior to May 1, 2014, for consideration.

5. The nomination form may be submitted one…

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Sneak Peek into DTRT Ch 22

My latest obsession is Thor. I can’t help it. Aside from my weakness for tall, blue-eyed, blond, “all muscly and everything” guys (in books and on the screen), I find his smile so sweet and innocent it’s just ridiculous, given he’s good at killing people and beasts. I blame my own creation, by the way: Vlad. He just has to have that smile and that deep, rumbling voice. Oh, well… let it be my inspiration. And maybe yours, too.

ThorEnjoy the sneak peek into the next chapter. The working title is “Ashes and Dust”. I’m not telling you whose POV this is ;)

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…His argument is strong enough to convince the twins, the most stubborn among the rest, that instead of assembling a panel of emissaries for negotiations with Prince Brigant, an urgent and full convergence is imperative. A short exchange through their unique blood web results in a unanimous decision on when, where, and how. A few of them immediately begin pulling strings and activating assets to set the plan in motion. The rest leave their remote posts all over the globe. Soon, they will break their most valued principle to never openly meddle into the worldly affairs of the human realm. Continue reading

Abby’s Corner: The 4th Issue Is Up!

Eric N Oh SweetyAbigale Hansen, an authority on vampires and vampire-human relationships, is back to tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about vampires in the 4th Issue of Abby’s Corner.

If you haven’t read the Disclaimer, I’ll just say I’m not responsible for opinions or facts Abby makes, states, proves, disputes, agrees, argues, ridicules, or avoids all together. Continue reading at your own risk here

AlphaEN

Nominations will begin…

AlphaEN:

Oy! Let’s break the Internet make these awards the best ever!

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Nominations will start on May 1st and you will have one week to nominate your favorites in the following categories:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot
The Human Award – Best AH
The Hybrid – Best Crossover
The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo
Mr. January – Best Lemon
The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance
Tissue / Kleenex – Best Angst
Rollercoaster Award – Best Drama
The Alan Ball – Best Rewrite of TB
The Charlaine Harris – Best Rewrite of SVM
Best of the Best – All Time Favorite Story
EIM – Favorite Author
Van Gogh – Best Artist
Eagle Eye – Best Beta
NKOTB – Best Newcomer
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on

We will be taking the TOP 10 nominees with the most votes from each category for you to then vote for…

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Author’s Notes on DTRT Ch 20 & 21

The Aftermath by Kittrose

The Aftermath by Kittrose

The despicable happens – Sookie dies. The focal point of this post is not her death, however. It is why she has to die.

Struggle for power is never easy, fair, or simple. There are sacrifices to be made, and how big or painful those are ought to be is dictated by how significant and large the goals are. Sookie dies for Eric to become king (hence, “Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow”). It’s the price they both must pay to save all those in service to Eric and, by extension, those who will not bow to Madden should the latter prevail.

The question is, is Sookie that selfless? Is she truly capable of sacrificing herself for the greater good? Perhaps, she is. I personally find her too practical, though, to put herself on the altar to be slaughtered. I don’t think she is capable of that merely because it’s not in her nature to give up and give in. She must fight back, not lay down. It’s this mentality that has allowed her to survive however long in the supernatural community. When it comes to open conflict, a war, Sookie, as human and weak Continue reading

Site Update Notice

Green Dragonbat by dashase

Green Dragonbat by dashase

I noticed some of the audio files are not working properly due to a format that is no longer supported by WP. I replaced those with mp3 files and inserted them into the text to be played straight from the page you’re on. Seems like it works much better now than a couple of years ago when I started using soundtracks for my stories.

Also, I couldn’t resist and added a two-minute track toward the end of DTRT Ch 21.

Enjoy!

AlphaEN

DTRT Character Gallery – Updated!

I thought I’d start with acknowledging all’ya cool people – my awesome readers! Thanks a bunch for showing up for the much delayed Ch 21. Special thanks goes to RedJane12; this great lady’s consistent feedback actually made me want to go back and re-read Put Me First, and guess what – in doing so I found and fixed an oopsie inconsistency in Ch 21 of DTRT. It has to do with the tear of a dragon and Sookie’s special spell that keeps her blood live inside the crystal, so feel free to hop over to the end of the chapter to check it out.

Before I begin drafting Ch 22, I’ve decided to update the PMF/DTRT Character Gallery. Meet Niall Brigant, before…

Niall Brigant

Jeff Bridges as Niall Brigant

… and after Faery’s isolation:

Niall Brigant post-isolation

bridges-tronNow that Sookie has saveid Niall and the entire realm, there is actually hope she’ll give Niall a chance some day. I don’t really believe people change, but when they do, it counts.  
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