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31 March 2017 @ 08:18 am
A somewhat belated entry for a new chapter of Witcher fic--in which we completely blow off our 'G' rating up to this point and charge straight into 'Explicit', complete with a kinky foursome, because that's how Fractal and I roll. :P

Yesterday's Child (43785 words) by HopeofDawn, fractalserpentine
Chapters: 6/?
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types, Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game), Wiedźmin | The Witcher Series - Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Eskel (The Witcher)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence, Medical Trauma, Time Travel, canon child harm, Threesome - M/M/M, Threesome - F/M/M, Oral Sex, Gay Sex, Vodka, Drunken Shenanigans, Enthusiastic Consent, Light Dom/sub, Strength Kink, Magic, Animal Death, animal skinning and butchery
Summary:

“Oh ho, we have a scholar on our hands,” Simon mock-warned, waving a forkful of cabbage.

“I wish,” Ciri said wistfully. And oh yes, this was definitely vodka, strong enough to make her eyes water, too. “Used to be I hated having to sit still and study. Always wanted to be out and about. Now, I wish I had more days where I could just curl up and study whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.” She shook her head, and heaved a sigh. “I must be getting old.”

“Oh yes, you’re a veritable crone,” Marrok said dryly, reaching for another piece of bread. The kitchens hadn’t even wasted time in slicing the loaves, just quartered them and sent them out to the tables, so the hunks were still warm inside. “We’re all young sprats next to you.”

“Babes in the woods, really,” Simon put in helpfully, refilling his own flagon, then Marrok’s.

Gregor snorted. “More like wolves in the woods,” he muttered into his cup.

“... that eat babes?” Ciri added. She batted her eyes at him in ridiculous likeness of flirting, and Gregor promptly choked on his vodka. Simon and Marrok cracked up laughing as the other witcher spluttered.

 
 
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Hope
15 March 2017 @ 08:17 am
Trying to draw on a computer is a lot more challenging when you have a kitten who's determined to catch the cursor ... ^___^

Sebastian at the Computer-1

Sebastian at the Computer-2

Other things I have learned after being an Aby owner for a month:

I thought I was being overzealous in kitten-proofing my house (and all my speakers/stereo equipment). No, turns out it was ALL needed.

It is impossible to keep Abys off of counters. Don't even try. The new rule of the kitchen is--no cats on counters when I'm making food. We're still working on that one. -__-

Abys can hide anywhere. Including places I didn't think it would ever be possible for them to fit! This may just be a cat thing, though. :P

All plastic bags being opened in the kitchen are now potential kitty treat bags. Any rustling is guaranteed to bring them both running. Including opening bags of loose-leaf tea--they are SO disappointed when they're allowed to sniff and discover there's nothing yummy in there!

I will never, ever be able to eat again without two little kitty faces staring expectantly at me. At least we've graduated to that from sticking said faces (and paws!) into my plate ...

And finally--I have discovered it is a great honor when an Aby finally deigns to fall asleep on your lap. (Though having two trying to sleep on your lap at the same time is a lot more problematic!)
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Hope
09 March 2017 @ 11:02 am
Yesterday's Child (26758 words) by HopeofDawn, fractalserpentine
Chapters: 4/?
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types, Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game), Wiedźmin | The Witcher Series - Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Eskel (The Witcher)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence, Medical Trauma, Time Travel, canon child harm
Summary:

Ciri could almost see the events unfold, as Marcin described them. An alderman who’d insisted on coming with the witcher, a peaceful pasture all dotted over with blooming blowball and shorn spring sheep. Nothing seemed out of place in the rolling fields, the mushroom-fringed forest full of top-stunted trees.

Until the shadow came racing over the grass.

The forktail had grown bold, to be hunting at high noon. The shadow it cast as it stooped low over the pasture was long as four horses nose to tail, wide as five; so big that men might mistake it for a green dragon. The enormous, hollow horn that supported the creature’s crest made its shriek resonate like a hundred swords clearing their sheaths, and the sheep scattered, bleating. The forktail wheeled, tailtips whipping like lashes, and singled one out.

“Not again!” cried the alderman, and charged… straight towards the plunging forktail.

 
 
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Hope
02 March 2017 @ 12:29 pm
Fractal and I are continuing merrily along, worldbuilding the heck out of this story ... fluff and angst ahoy! :D

Yesterday's Child (18810 words) by HopeofDawn, fractalserpentine
Chapters: 3/?
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types, Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game), Wiedźmin | The Witcher Series - Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Eskel (The Witcher)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence, Medical Trauma, Time Travel, canon child harm
Summary:

“Slyzard, huh?” Marrok said, refilling the earthenware flagons and pushing one over to her. Small ale or watered beer, by the pale color. “Hardly imagine a slip of a lass parrying off a slyzard’s tail-strike.”

“I don’t. I’m assuming you don’t either, given that you’re still alive.”

 
 
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Hope
02 March 2017 @ 12:23 pm
... in a gray Pacific NW winter, and the kitties took full advantage of it. And since I was working at my computer at the time, with my camera close to hand, I took full advantage of *that*.... :3

Sebastian-13 weeks

More kitty pictures under cut!Collapse )

They also both decided to snuggle up in bed with me for the first time last night--I have a feeling the electric blanket lured them in. :P
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Hope
24 February 2017 @ 10:00 am
I just realized that I haven't posted up any of my new pieces on here for a while. Curse DW's lack of a handy 'reblog' function from Deviantart! :P I will admit, I've also been a bit hesitant to do so because I feel like people get tired of seeing foxes all the time. But! I've had some other, more interesting commissions lately, so now I get to share.

Commissions ahoy!Collapse )
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Hope
24 February 2017 @ 09:30 am
It's been almost two weeks now with the cats, and we're all slowly getting used to each other. The kitten--who I've decided I'm going to call Sebastian--is very fond of chewing on my braid. He is also absolutely *fascinated* by everything I do--no matter where I go or what I'm doing, there is always a little pointy face just staring at me with those big eyes. Apparently hoomans are very interesting creatures! He's so adorable that I have a hard time not picking him up and snuggling him every chance I get--which he definitely does NOT like. Abyssinians are not snugglers, generally speaking.

I am surprised at how silent they both are, as well. Every once in a while I'll hear a tiny little 'mew' from one or the other, but they just don't talk much. I even accidentally stepped on Sebastian's paw this morning--I've been having to perfect my shuffle-walk because he's literally under my feet all the time otherwise, so it was only a matter of time--and even then I could barely hear him squawk. Which makes me a bit worried that I won't hear either of them if anything is seriously wrong. On the other hand, at least they won't annoy the neighbors? Guess that just means more head-checks on my part!

Have also been making progress with the writing, yay! Fractal and I churned out another chapter of our time-travel Witcher fic--now with 100% more baby! and adult!witchers! And we're even making a little progress on the last chapter of 'Giants', after a bit of a dry spell--we're at 17 pages and counting. Oy vey! As proof, here's a new little bit to share ...

a snippit of the obligatory happy ending under here ...Collapse )
 
 
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Hope
24 February 2017 @ 09:02 am
Yesterday's Child (13438 words) by HopeofDawn, fractalserpentine
Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types, Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game), Wiedźmin | The Witcher Series - Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Eskel (The Witcher)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence
Summary:

“There was a mob.” Even now, after so many years, after Geralt alive and with Yen and *happy*, the memory of his death still hurt, ambushing her when she least expected it. She could still feel Geralt’s cooling blood slicking her hands, sometimes; could remember the horrible sound of his breath shuddering into that final, awful stillness. Ciri remembered the sight of Yennefer, her eyes and hands blazing white-hot with power and despair as she poured everything she had into one final, terrible effort to revive him, snuffing out her own life in the process. Ciri let her grief show; there was no need for a court mask here. “They were killing nonhumans. He -- I only saw him after. I think he got blindsided.” Three teeth. That stupid, *stupid* prophecy. “I took his body away -- made sure it was burned properly.”

 
 
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Hope
15 February 2017 @ 07:41 pm
You demanded kitten pics, so I give you kitten pics! (And mama cat pics!)

I picked both of them up yesterday, on Valentine's Day, which is kind of amusing, given that I didn't plan it that way. The transfer went very smoothly, though they both were very skittish once I got them home. Which I don't blame them--brand new strange place, I'd hide under the bed too! But some treats and playtime today seem to be helping to reassure them that I'm not *too* scary, at least?

Lots and lots of pics under ze cut ...Collapse )
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Hope
14 February 2017 @ 10:18 am
The first chapter of our new Witcher fic is officially up, woo hoo!

Yesterday's Child (7355 words) by HopeofDawn, fractalserpentine
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types, Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game), Wiedźmin | The Witcher Series - Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Eskel (The Witcher)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence
Summary:

Geralt is going to kill me for this, she couldn’t help but think, even as the forktail’s shriek echoed in her ears. Her horse -- not her faithful Kelpie, but a lesser, albeit more imperial beast -- screamed, rearing as the female of the pair swooped low overhead, claws extended. Kicking free of the stirrups, Cirilla rolled off the mare’s back as it bolted. The entire party had dissolved instantly into chaos, horses and nobles both frantic to escape, guardsmen shouting and blundering into each other as they brandished sword and halberd at the circling draconids.

 
 
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