Anonymous asked:

Hello, how are you? just wanted to know when we could expect the chapter for A missing piece? Thanks

Hello, kind anon!

Unfortunately, I’m not quite sure when the next chapter will be out. Life is doing the best to kill me and I’m barely keeping my head afloat. It’s on my radar, I know where it’s going next, I just haven’t had the time (or a break from anxiety) to write it. (Roughly the same for The Doll House and The Tower, my other two gift fics).

I’ll keep everyone posted, but for now, my first priority is ensuring that I make it through all of the changes that are happening in my life in one piece. :)

Anonymous asked:

Is it me or is there more people who used to be big into Mystrade writing or drawing other things? Could it be that they are scared that Mycroft or Greg will die in the new season and want to start liking other things so they won't be sad?

mystradesexytimes:

dreigiau:

mystradesexytimes:

I actually haven’t noticed this, Anon. Maybe because the majority of the people I follow do and have always multishipped? Particularly Lestrade multishipping. So when I see not-Mystrade it really doesn’t register to me as something weird.

I’m sure there are some people scared for the fate of Mycroft, Greg and others, but I don’t know if that fear would result in what you’re talking about. There’s still Mystrade being written every day, drawn every day, and RP’d every day, so I literally don’t see much of a difference or a drop.

Popping in with my thoughts.
I personally have not seen a particular drop off in Mystrade, but that might be in part due to people I follow. As MST says, it’s a lot of multi shippers, and I’ve not noticed a change in their posting.
I may also be skewed by the fact that I have personally been creating more Mystrade than ever recently. Personally, I find that the show’s failings when it comes to minor characters pushes me to write more fic for them. Because I want to fill in those gaps.
Also, though I can’t speak for the Sherlock fandom, when I was writing consistently in the Torchwood fandom the fear that Ianto was going to die, and post death, actually was much more productive for fic about him (particularly Janto) than before the worry that we were going to lose him. Again, I think that’s covering the ‘what ifs’ that the show didn’t.
Basically, while the death of either Mycroft or Greg (or various other characters) would break my heart, and probably make me seriously reconsider watching and my place in the fandom, it would not stop me from writing Mystrade fic. If anything, keeping them ‘alive’ and working on fleshing out their characters would be more important to me than ever.
But in terms of overall fandom/Mystrade shippers, I’ve not seen what the anon is asking about. Though that’s not to say it hasn’t happened.

That’s a really good point about death or threat of dying helping to spur fanworks that might not have happened otherwise. I was also in fandom a loooong time ago and it was a cartoon fandom. My favorite character was not popular and as a result, the showrunners did something that was as close to killing off the character as you could get in a kid’s show. Far from the fanfic and art for this character tailing off, it exploded.

I do think that there would be a ton of “fix it” fic to change the exact moment of death should a canonical death occur, and I can’t think of how fandom would respond if Lestrade were to be killed off. I put that at about an .00000000000001% chance of happening. A lot of people feel that there’s not really anywhere further to “go” with Mycroft - a point that I don’t quite agree with, but I can understand why some might think that. But with Greg? There is so much to explore with his character, and it’s almost criminal to have an actor of the caliber (and hotness) of Rupert Graves, and a character that is almost universally loved by fandom and waste him. But I digress.

Dreig and I had a really good conversation about Mycroft once (although I’m not sure if she remembers) that was talking about how his characterization almost seems to be going backwards as Sherlock goes forwards? Like if you look at him in S1 E1 (‘You know how it always upset Mummy.’) versus S3 E3 (‘How is it only 2 o’clock?’), it’s very apparent that /something/ has happened and he’s going backwards instead of forward.

I like Mycroft. But I also, as a fanfic writer, have basically ignored S3? To me I view the show as one possible interpretations of the facts and I enjoy the knowledge that it is possible for me to interpret the ‘facts’ in as many ways as I want to. I don’t base my fics on canon much at all, with a few exceptions. I just borrow the character skeletons and see what I can do with them.

New Writing Blog

iolre:

Hello lovelies,

You probably don’t know, but I like writing both original and fanfic stuff. I would like to be published one day and eventually would like to be able to support myself through my writing. Unfortunately, as much as I wish I could, I can’t do that with fanfic.

To that end, I’m starting up a new blog with a good friend of mine who is also a writer and has similar goals. We’ll be posting content to do with our original stuff, writing advice, discussion, reviews, and a bunch of other writing-related stuff (including writing exercises)!

If you’re interested in my original writing, or writing in general, we’d love to see you over there. While our focus is original writing, a lot of what we post will also be relevant for fanfic. We’ll be starting to post on Monday.

I’ll still be keeping this blog, and writing and posting fanfic, probably at about the same pace. But you’ll also be able to find me over on Our Writing Lives.

ourwritinglives

New Writing Blog

Hello lovelies,

You probably don’t know, but I like writing both original and fanfic stuff. I would like to be published one day and eventually would like to be able to support myself through my writing. Unfortunately, as much as I wish I could, I can’t do that with fanfic.

To that end, I’m starting up a new blog with a good friend of mine who is also a writer and has similar goals. We’ll be posting content to do with our original stuff, writing advice, discussion, reviews, and a bunch of other writing-related stuff (including writing exercises)!

If you’re interested in my original writing, or writing in general, we’d love to see you over there. While our focus is original writing, a lot of what we post will also be relevant for fanfic. We’ll be starting to post on Monday.

I’ll still be keeping this blog, and writing and posting fanfic, probably at about the same pace. But you’ll also be able to find me over on Our Writing Lives.

ourwritinglives

moriartyislove:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ!
Iolre is so nice and sweet and her writing is amazing. I sort of made bad graphics for some of my favorite fics of hers. 
Thank you for being so sweet and always listening to me. Have a great day!
-Cat (moriartyislove)

Thank yoooooou omg these are gorgeous!!!! You capture the dynamics of Midnight so well and the puzzle pieces for AMP are perfect and I love the stars in Wish’s and the contrast in tDH’s!!
Thank you thank you thank you. <3

moriartyislove:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ!

Iolre is so nice and sweet and her writing is amazing. I sort of made bad graphics for some of my favorite fics of hers. 

Thank you for being so sweet and always listening to me. Have a great day!

-Cat (moriartyislove)

Thank yoooooou omg these are gorgeous!!!! You capture the dynamics of Midnight so well and the puzzle pieces for AMP are perfect and I love the stars in Wish’s and the contrast in tDH’s!!

Thank you thank you thank you. <3

What is Scary Work? Makes me think of Ghostbusters or something ;)

I have to start screening calls today, where I’m calling people who have indicated they’d be interested in participating in our research project. It’s terrifying. XD

Happy Birthday!! :D

Thank yooooou~

Anonymous asked:

Happy birthday to you ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ I hope you have a lovely day planned out for you!

Hello!

Thank you!

Hi!

Okay. So, I doubt this has eeeveeeer come up on tumblr before, but I get a bit odd/hyper when I’m really tired and I didn’t go to bed until after 4:30am and I got up at 8:45am (Mum called three times until I picked up) and now I’m awake and I shouldn’t be oops. Haha.

Hahahahaha. I’m going to be regretting this tonight.

Okay that entire thing’s kind of irrelevant I don’t even know. Ignore me.

I get to go to work and have a meeting and then do work and then some Scary Work and theeeeen go out to dinner! Which will either be fun, a sociological experiment, or a smackdown. I think it says something about me that I would be fine with any of the three. Hmm.

Thank you, sweet Nonny. <3

(And I apologize for the ramble.)

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, I am so veeeryyyy oooollllddddd…happy birthday to meeeee~

In honour of my birthday I am allowing myself to post AMP Chapter 12, so that will be going up later. :D

Anonymous asked:

aaaaa yes I love soulmate AUs. It's such a shame that there's so few fics in the Mystrade tag with that kind of setting, so you can understand how excited I was when I first saw yours! I shall fortify myself with tissues and sweet food when the angsty times come, then.

I have to give major thanks to my lovely beta dreigiau for getting me into soulmate AUs. (And for pretty much everything related to writing fanfic, but if I kept that up this would dissolve into a weeping awards show thanks, so I won’t.)

I was quite surprised with how well-received AMP has been. Thrilled, of course, but I never expected quite how popular it’s become! It’s a lovely fic to write and the characters are so much fun (I love Anthea in particular).

:D There’s an inkling in the next chapter, but also some…mildly fluffy cute stuff. I might post a preview today or tomorrow.

Anonymous asked:

'Lover of angst', your blog says. I suppose we'll be seeing some of that in the future chapters of AMP then ;A;

Quite! Angst is one of my favourite things to write. The more broken, the better.

AMP is interesting in that it’s not the darkest thing I’ve ever written but it certainly doesn’t fall on the light end of the spectrum. They’ve got a way to go, those boys, but some of the worst is behind them (not all of it, mind you).

I really have fallen in love with the whole ‘soulmate AU’ thing and certainly hope to do more of it in the future.

Anonymous asked:

Oh, that was so satisfying to read. How are they so bloody adorable I am dying. And I'm thrilled that you have the next chapter lined up already! Until then, I shall just bask in this happy feeling from reading your cute mystrade.

Sorry, this got buried by all the prompts Dreig and I got today, oops!

I’m so glad that you liked it! They’re such cutie pies sometimes. Can’t guarantee it’ll stay that way for long. ;)

Chapter 12 is nearly finished! Ideally I’d like to have a week between chapters at least, especially because I don’t really have any writing time right now!

Thanks so much and I’m so glad you liked it. <3