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Saturday, October 19th, 2030 11:36 am
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (CaseyZeke)
Link to my land at Archive Of Our Own:

My stories at AO3

Link to my WIP Faculty fic novel:

High Contrast

My stories range all over the map ratings-wise, so be sure you're reading something you want to read. :)

Fandoms include The Lord of the Rings, The Faculty, Star Trek (TOS and AOS), and Penny Dreadful.



Thursday, January 21st, 2016 01:39 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (CaseyZeke)
Still amused to see that Erik, that little fic I wrote a couple of months back which is really just a bit of connective tissue binding one chapter to another, is up to 225 hits, over FIVE times as much as the next most-hit of my Z/C output. No kudos, of course. I wouldn't expect any, since it's not really a story, just a bit of opinion from an outlying character.

But even with me posting a disclaimer at the TOP of the fic saying it's just a chapter and won't make sense unless you read at least some of the rest - even with that, people still don't seem interested in what that little bit is a part of. They read it, but then they don't read anything else, so I wonder what they think of the thing.

I'd really love to know where they're finding it, or who's passing the link around. It's not that it's not explicit, and it's not that it has no relationship listed - I have others parts of the story like that, but they don't get even a portion as many hits as that one has. Curioser and curioser.



Saturday, November 28th, 2015 04:24 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (JoshShades)
Would you believe AO3 has no Fandom tag for Josh? Apparently I'm the first one to write a fic using his name as a fandom tag. (I posted my two photofics, Dump and Bright.) That really surprises me.

96 works I've got up and counting. Still really shocked by that number, by the way.

In other news, Thanksgiving was nice... )

As to being thankful? This year, I'm thankful to have sidled into a (somewhat) new fandom, with wonderful people who get it. You all are lovely, it's been so unexpected, and now I have to stop saying anything because I'm tearing up.

Love and hugs to all!



Thursday, October 15th, 2015 10:49 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (CaseyZeke)
How interesting.

I just popped over to AO3 to look at my stats, and found something interesting: among all the chapters of High Contrast that I've posted, the last one I put up - Erik - has gotten the highest number of page at least double. It's up to 74, but the highest any of the others has gotten has been around 30.

I wonder why? There's nothing terribly extraordinary about that fic, it's really a piece of connective tissue rather than a story in itself. [ETA: (And there's no sex in it, so it can't be that.) I mean, something is getting people to read this fic, but I can't figure out what, LOL. Is there some kind of C/Z feed out there I've never heard about? Did my C/Z break some kind of tipping point somewhere? Is it the LACK of sex? Unanswerable questions, ARGH LOL.]

So I'm really curious to know how people hear about fics up at AO3, because I've been puzzled by how the hits shake out over there. The piece I've posted that's counted up the most readings has been Bargain, a drabble I wrote back in '03 when I first started on LJ, and the only thing I've ever written off Pirates of the Caribbean. (Though I must admit it was pretty good, I'm surprised it's up to over 500 hits now.) After that, a slash fic I wrote off the Star Trek reboot, and then that Hawaii Five-O thing. It's odd the way these things go, isn't it? Just can't predict what people will like!



Sunday, September 6th, 2015 08:55 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (Dark&StormyNight)
Taking a look at my home page on AO3, and I have 83 works posted there. Holy shit, 83. And that's not even all I've written, just the stuff I wanted to archive. Man, I had no idea I'd even written that much stuff.

That conundrum

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 03:52 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (KeanuTrailer)
Yeah, so I've decided to keep an eye on the invitation queue at AO3 in hopes that they'll open it up again. I'm not going to link up my handles; I'll look for a chance to open a new account under my Keanu name, Sparrowhawk. (LeGuin, FYI.) When that happens, I'll let y'all know in case anyone's curious. I can whip some fine meringue around a pretty man, not to get calluses patting myself on the back or anything.

A conundrum

Monday, August 31st, 2015 10:27 am
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (KeanuTrailer)
I have an interesting little problem which I'd like to get opinions on, if people have anything to say. This is especially germane for anyone who's got stuff posted on AO3 or other big sites.

LOTR was not the first fandom I wrote in. For a couple of years before that, I was writing in the Keanu fandom. It was all het, mostly character-based but some RPF. (In the Keanu fandom, it was basically ALL wish fulfillment fantasy, so nobody cared about that whole Mary Sue business. All that mattered was that it was good, whatever it was.) The gals reading my stuff did like it a lot, and I had a lot of fun with it.

(Side note: When I talk about My Muse? Keanu is the default. He dresses up as different guys - the latest one is obvious to all of you, I'm thinking - but in between times, when whatever obsession I've got fades off, He goes back to being that pretty half-breed Dorian Gray figure, with the down-pillow voice and restless hands and utterly spectacular smile. (Seriously, you have no idea of the wattage. It's a "you gotta be there" thing. It's blinding.) Before Keanu came along, it had been nearly ten years since I had crushed on a guy, so he kinda reset my clock, I guess. Regardless, when my Muse wanders back in after a dry time, that is the outfit he's wearing. Just FYI.)

So I've got this cache of stuff I wrote which is nowhere else on the web. Originally it went out through a Yahoo group that's defunct, then a few pieces went up here and there at friends' sites, which are also all gone now. So I'm thinking I'd like to post the stuff.

The question is how.

I'm very fond of these pieces. I think they're hot - they certainly got me off, they got other people off, and rereading some of them, I still get off on them. I think the ones that I would post (because I wouldn't post them all, oh no way, some are way too personal) would be enjoyable for anyone looking for that stuff. The thing is, I don't know if I want to embrace that earlier identity, to connect it with the handle I have now. I have no idea why I balk at this because frankly, who gives a shit? I really shouldn't think it's important, but somehow it is.

But then I think of the people I liked in that fandom, and how cool it would be if one of them was still around in it and bumped up against my stories. I think of how terribly much I miss Cat, and how great Shell's sci-fi porn was, and how comforting Chrys was when Nyquil went after me, and how Red and I would bounce bits of our MAAN fics at each other, and I get sad at how we lose each other, you know?

So I'm in a quandary here. Should I post them and risk having my handle connected with what would likely be seen as Mary Sue nonsense? Or should I keep them back to myself and risk losing the tiny chance of reconnection? It's not a life-changing decision, but it's something that's been hanging there for some time now.

Because I really do like those stories.

Any thoughts?

AO3 up and running

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 06:41 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (CaseyZeke)
So I finally got my fics up at AO3. Not all of them - some of my earlier stuff makes me wince, frankly, and I'm not letting them out of their LJ cages, thanks. But all the stuff I like is there.

My AO3 archive

Zeke has calmed down, thank the goddess, though now he's withdrawn instead of angry. I figure if I just play Salt Lick and sit quietly until he feels like talking, I may get this thing back. (Apparently he hates his stepfather, so that's interesting.)

Christ, why couldn't I be a fucking basket weaver instead of dealing with this insanity? Wicker wands don't have moods, I hear.

P.S. Jesus, I just started posting over there last night, and I've already got a bunch of "kudos" and a couple of comments. Not very interesting comments, but still - damn.

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