07/31/2015 update: new chapter is coming Saturday or Sunday night. Get ready.
07/30/2015 updated: I have now reached the 10.5K word count mark on Ch 23. If I post as is, there will be a cliffhanger. Or, we wait a little longer, and get the whole shit-hits-the-fan scenario in one chappie. Thoughts?
The palace is in a state of poorly contained chaos: human staff shuttling, spooked, reeking of fear; security guards disorganized and acting lost due to lack of direction from the confused mid-level management; and Arkansas and Louisiana vampires beginning to file into the huge lobby, nervous, weary, and on edge. When they see me stride surely with my extensive crew in tow, they part, letting me through. I catch glances – from hate filled to appraising to relieved – and scan everyone within my energy globe. Although I am an excellent judge of character, as it is, reading fields is definitely a tool I shall put to good use tonight.
I am greeted by Madden’s Chief of Staff Noonan T. Carmichael whom I remember last from the limousine ride to the Beehive. I tell him to take me to the regent’s office, and once he does, his usefulness to me is obsolete.
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.
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…
Let 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 email@example.com.
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.
Enjoy the sneak peek into the next chapter. The working title is “Ashes and Dust”. I’m not telling you whose POV this is ;)
…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 →
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…
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 →