Welcome to the "Once and Eternal" web archive. Here you'll find all released bits of the ongoing Once and Eternal storyline.(One-Shot) Umbridge has gone too far, and Dobby has decided to 'save' Harry once more....
Without going into too much detail, I've had trouble finding a time to write consistently — I can no longer write before going in to work in the morning, and by the time I get home I'm pretty much brain-dead, which makes it hard to get anything done. (Plus, the last few months X-Com: Enemy Within + the Long War mod have been eating my weekends.)
Over on the right you'll notice a new story under the Fanfic Section, 'Shorts/Snippets'. It's more or less my equivalent to Rorshach's Blot's Odd Ideas, and I've put up several entries this morning, things I've managed to write over the last year or so.
I do have another longer story I'm working on, inspired by Callum Wallace's Perversion story and (of all things) Corruption of Champions; I expect it will end up around the size of For Amy, although I thought that For Amy was only going to be a few thousand words, so who knows....
Jason and Kylie, Naked in School Chapter 23 (5744 words) is up!
So, it's, ah, been a while since I put up a news post. Sorry about that. Things are going pretty well, even if the last month or so has been a giant plant bukkake session here in Dallas. I'm pretty sure there was a time when takin two Claritin a day let me breath.
You'll note there have been a couple of new stories put up — _For Amy_ is the biggest reason I didn't get a news post up a couple of months ago. It ate my brain, and I figured I'd put up the news post when I got it done — it was only going to be maybe 6-8000 words, after all, so it couldn't take that long....
Erm. Right. Thirty thousand words later....
It's up, and it and "Once and Eternal" are both complete, and I'm rather happy with it. I've got another story prowling around the edges of my brain that's... different, at least for me, and once the next chapters of Jason and Kyle, Sonuachara, and Whore of Slytherin are up I'll probably start working on it, unless I decide to try to finish Whore first. Even if I do, I'll probably try to get a chapter or two of the new story down so that I don't forget any of the initial details.
Vel will be doing much better once we find someplace that carries non-synthetic thyroid — apparently, she doesn't respond very well to the synthetic version, and our pharmacy switched to that a few months ago. So, apparently, has everyone else in the area.
At some point in the next few months, I'll be upgrading the software the site runs on. I've had a greatly improved (at least in terms of bugs && usability from my perspective) version of the software for close to a year now, but I decided I wanted to switch it back to Rails once Rails 3 came out, as Merb is... perhaps not dead, but it's doing a pretty good imitation of a Norwegian Blue at the moment.
For more frequent updates, the forums are a better bet — I'm trying to make sure to post my daily writing amounts there, just to keep myself honest, and if nothing else someone usually pokes me if it's been too long.
Finally, there's one important thing that I haven't emphasized enough. The beta-readers for the stories do a tremendous job, and the stories wouldn't be nearly as good without them. They invariably zero in on any paragraphs that I think are iffy, and find many, many other things that I miss. If you like the stories, they're a big part of why, and they really need to get credit for that.
Once and Eternal Chapter 1 (3283 words) is up!
Jason and Kylie, Naked in School Chapter 21 (2934 words) is up!
Sonuachara Chapter 14 (1942 words) is up!
Jason and Kylie, Naked in School Chapter 20 (2602 words) is up!
Sorry it's been so long without an update here, folks — I hadn't realized how long it had been until it was pointed out to me, and then before I could get somethnig up here I was distracted by Vel coming down with salmonella food poisoning (which is unbelievably nasty).
Count on, at the minimum, a Jason and Kylie update in the next couple of weeks (depending on how long it takes me to get it up and then fix anything the betas find), followed by either another Jason and Kylie update or a Sonuachara update shortly thereafter.
I can't speak for Vel — it greatly depends on when she finishes recovering from the food poisoning. It looks like she's over the worst of it (she didn't have a particularly severe case, apparently, which is frightening), but it could be lulling us into a false sense of security.
Yikes! Sorry there hasn't been a news posting since Oct — I thought I'd put one up just a couple of weeks ago, apologizing for just that fact.
Vel is working on another Prudence update, which requires her to re-read the existing story so that she can make sure there aren't any continuity errors. As she does so, she's making some changes to the earlier chapters, as they're hurting her to read. I've got a chapter of Whore of Slytherin up for beta (and I need to go through the comments) and I hope to get a chapter of Jason and Kylie and Sonuachara both up for beta this coming week, but job-hunting may interfere.
Health-wise, Vel's doing better, and we may have discovered the root cause of one of her health issues, which is good and bad. Good, because there's a medicine specifically for that, but bad because her doctor hasn't been impressed by it and the alternative is to avoid yellow food coloring — and you wouldn't believe how many things have Yellow Dye #5 in them.
For everyone wondering where we are, we're not dead. We've just had a bit of an emergency that's resulted in us pulling our son out of school and homeschooling him, and the last couple of weeks have been more than a little stressful and swamped.
On top of that, we've had computer issues — Vel's laptop is dead (but luckily still under warranty), my laptop is dead (The power supply yet again), and her motherboard in her desktop has died (also under warranty). Needless to say, this has caused some difficulties....
On the up side, I did manage to get 1700 words of outline done on Whore of Slytherin, and I hope to get some JaJNiS done this week — I'd hoped to get it done this weekend, but no joy. :(