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A surgeron about 1.5 hr away. It's one of the 3 recommended by the surgeon who I have been working with and is leaving. This possible new surgeon's creditials look good. I'm surprised - they have worked me into their schedule next week for a consult! This means if that goes well and I like him and his team then all we need to do is submit my paperwork to insurance and I can get scheduled for surgery. I might even stay on schuedule.

I originally wanted to get my procedure done at the end of March.

Anyway, one of my friends may road trip with me up there. If not, I'll drive up to a town about a 45 minutes to an hour away and stay with friends there so I won't have as far to drive first thing in the morning onThursday.

Meanwhile  I have been moving foward with my plans for tools to help with my post-surgery recovery.

SR

Long Day

Jan. 27th, 2016 10:32 pm
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Got some writing done though. Go me!

SR
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All,

Doing better today. Had a quiet evening last night and by the end found that even though I got thrown a curve ball yesterday, I still had plenty for which to be grateful.

Anyway, Sneer is posted to AO3! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hpstrangelove I now understand if the story is up on AO3 readers can make an PDF themselves using the download button!

So now I'm concentrating on Desert Ice. 
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So for the last 6 months I've been going through hoops to get things in order so I can get this med procedure done that will change my life and improve my health. I thought I was at the point where I was just waiting for insurance approval only to discover the surgeon I've been working with - his practice is closing the beginning of next month!

There will be no one local who can do the procedure. They are sending out letters with the four practices the surgeon is recommending but all of them are going to be an hour or more away. So even if I don't have to redo the 6 months of hoop jumping again (and please please please pray that I don't) I'm still going to have to take time off work, go meet with the new surgeon and then submit the paperwork which could take another two weeks to process.

I've been shooting for a window at the end of March because it will work best for time off for work (2 week recovery).

Not to mention having the surgery done so far away will make it that much harder to get it done.

This just sucks. I'm not frigging giving up though. I've committed myself to doing this and by hook or by crook I'm doing it. I'm upset, anxious but I'm also a little pissed off.

SR
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So - what's next? Some of you may remember I started a story called Desert Ice. I pulled it because I want it to be an original work. Last night I re-read it and I'm ready to finish it. Additionally many have requested a pdf of Sneer. i would also like to put Sneer up on to Archive of Our Own. Finally, I have an unfinished Supernatural story to finish.

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to:

A. Put Sneer up on Archive of Our Own
B. Make a pdf of Sneer - once I do that I have no idea how to make it available to those who would like it.
C. Finish Desert Ice - after reading it again I have fallen in love with it all over again. I can't believe I created that world.

I haven't deicided yet what to do with Desert Ice once I have finished it. My goal is to just finish it first.

Once I have done the above I will working on completeing the SPN story Scars which was a sequel to Burn.

SR
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All,

Am exhausted. :) This last chapter was too big for two parts. Had to divide up into three. It's posted. I'll cross post tomorow.

HUGS

SR
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Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (90c/90)
Fandom: BTVS; Spike/Xander
Warnings: Slash,AU, Post Apocalyptic, violence,non-con, slavery, tentacles,
Rating: NC-17
Summary: It’s been seven years since Angelus killed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seven years after Angelus opened a portal to hell on Earth. Humans are food, slaves or on the run. There’s hope only in small band of resistance fighters. However, that’s a hope Xander Harris no longer has. It’s been six months since he was taken in a raid. At first Xander thought he was lucky the demons didn’t know who he was; but then that was before he became property to an Azora demon.

It is done. I want to thank all of you who have read this story, stayed with it through the years, ever commented and all who believed in it. There are three people I want to thank in particular; [livejournal.com profile] lit_gal whose stories inspired me to write, [livejournal.com profile] shakatany for unwavering faith and [livejournal.com profile] thetammyjo who has been my friend a whom I admire for pursing her dream to be a writer.

This has been a labor of 9 years. Please let anyone you've recommended the story too or know where it my referenced that it is no longer WIP - but finished.

As always: Feedback makes my heart go pitter-patter.

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There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (90c/90) )
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Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (90b/90)
Fandom: BTVS; Spike/Xander
Warnings: Slash,AU, Post Apocalyptic, violence,non-con, slavery, tentacles,
Rating: NC-17
Summary: It’s been seven years since Angelus killed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seven years after Angelus opened a portal to hell on Earth. Humans are food, slaves or on the run. There’s hope only in small band of resistance fighters. However, that’s a hope Xander Harris no longer has. It’s been six months since he was taken in a raid. At first Xander thought he was lucky the demons didn’t know who he was; but then that was before he became property to an Azora demon.

As always: Feedback makes my heart go pitter-patter.

UNBETAED

Previous parts here.

There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (90b/90) )

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Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (90a/90)
Fandom: BTVS; Spike/Xander
Warnings: Slash,AU, Post Apocalyptic, violence,non-con, slavery, tentacles,
Rating: NC-17
Summary: It’s been seven years since Angelus killed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seven years after Angelus opened a portal to hell on Earth. Humans are food, slaves or on the run. There’s hope only in small band of resistance fighters. However, that’s a hope Xander Harris no longer has. It’s been six months since he was taken in a raid. At first Xander thought he was lucky the demons didn’t know who he was; but then that was before he became property to an Azora demon.

As always: Feedback makes my heart go pitter-patter.

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Previous parts here.

There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (90a/90) )


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All...it's with mixed emotions I have completed the drafts for 90a and 90b. They each are very long chapters. I'm going to let them set..brew and hope to have them posted by Sunday. Don't want to rush them though. They are the last.

Sneer is coming to an end and while it a great accomplishment it brings to a close one of the most ambitious personal projects I've ever undertaken. This all came to me as a simple "what if" story. When my muse first conceived of the idea I didn't realize what a huge undertaking it would be.

SR
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Ok..so it was as I feared...characters just had to have their say. So chap 90 will be in two parts. I'll be writing the other part tomorrow and hope both will be posted by Sunday.

I had some delays in writing today as I had to take my 19 year old (yes 19) cat to the vet. Turns out he has a sinus infection. Needed to be hydrated and get some antibiotics. There were some tense moments as the vet was concerned about kidney disease which is a very real concern for a cat OC's age. However, OC once again surprised us all. His numbers looked good - not even needing a special diet.

This is an alley cat I rescued about this time 19 years ago. He's a tough old guy. He's the opposite of Sebastian. He's beloved by just about all my friends - even the ones who are so allergic to cats they don't pet them (they pet OC).

If he has one big flaw its that he is a confirmed dog bigot. :) Yep, he has no love for dogs. Once backed my friends german shepard/chow/pitbull into a corner. LOL

He wasn't pleased to go to the vet. Lots of foul language was used. I may have to sleep with one eye open tonight. :)

Anyway...looking forward to starting 90b tomorrow. It's a going to be an emotional one. :)

SR
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So..we're getting close. I find I'm having a lot of mixed emotions.:)

I've started chapter 90. In the meantime I thought you all might like to see some pictures of the inspiration for Ante- my kitty Sebastian who demanded his way into my life during the course of writing Sneer.

Here's a picture of him as a kitten:



Here's one of him being on the fridge:



And here's my favorite one of him and I. I took this photo quite by accident. I love to do fun makeups for cons and this is one of the one looks I do. It was the first time he'd seen me do it and he was very very confused. :)




As far as his personality Sebastian really is a mixed bag of adorkableness and hellspawn. He is a total "mama's boy". He needs to be in my lap or near me about 80% of the time. Even if I'm writing he meows until I make a space for him to sit next to me on the desk. However, he has also has decided he is a guard cat and he hisses at guests and taken a swat at those who don't take the hint. He doesn't hide from them..no he growls and makes it clears he's watching everything they do earning him the ritual of being secured in the bedroom when I have company. Anyway Sebastian has earned quite the reputation among my friends. Some have offered to do an excorsim. ;)

Thankfully he and my current boyfriend get along very well. In fact, Sebastian seems quite fond of my sweetie and my sweetie thinks Sebastian can do no wrong.

So...the inspiration for Ante.

SR
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Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (89/90?)

Fandom: BTVS; Spike/Xander

Warnings: Slash,AU, Post Apocalyptic, violence,non-con, slavery, tentacles,

Rating: NC-17

Summary: It’s been seven years since Angelus killed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seven years after Angelus opened a portal to hell on Earth. Humans are food, slaves or on the run. There’s hope only in small band of resistance fighters. However, that’s a hope Xander Harris no longer has. It’s been six months since he was taken in a raid. At first Xander thought he was lucky the demons didn’t know who he was; but then that was before he became property to an Azora demon.

As always: Feedback makes my heart go pitter-patter.

UNBETAED

Previous parts here.

Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (89/90?) )


TBC

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All right - so that chapter was a little more difficult to write than I thought. Flow issues. Anyway. Draft is done. Going to let it sit and brew a bit before re-reading, revising and posting. Should put it up no later than tomorrow. As I said..it is done.

So, if all goes as I think it will according to what little I have mapped out there will be one more chapter with a possible epilogue. I always give myself just a little leeway in case of character hijacking. I cannot tell you how many times it has happened in this story where I think I know exactly how the chapter is going to go..have it all mapped out in my head and i start to write it and the characters take over and I'm like.."ARRRRG!!"

Also...couldn't resist..watch for the quick reference to the other fandom which I adore down to my toes. Couldn't resist. No plot impact..just an easter egg I couldn't help hide in plain sight. ;)

SR
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Will cross post to other communities tomorrow. Additionally will begin on chapter 89.

HUGS

SR
stillrose: (rainbow)
Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (88/90?)
Fandom: BTVS; Spike/Xander
Warnings: Slash,AU, Post Apocalyptic, violence,non-con, slavery, tentacles,
Rating: NC-17
Summary: It’s been seven years since Angelus killed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seven years after Angelus opened a portal to hell on Earth. Humans are food, slaves or on the run. There’s hope only in small band of resistance fighters. However, that’s a hope Xander Harris no longer has. It’s been six months since he was taken in a raid. At first Xander thought he was lucky the demons didn’t know who he was; but then that was before he became property to an Azora demon.

As always: Feedback makes my heart go pitter-patter.

UNBETAED

Its been so long I almost forgot how to post these!!!! LOL

Previous parts here.

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“Xander, will you sleep with me?” Spike asked.

“Wh…I thought..aren’t we..I mean, mas..” Xander began to babble in confusion only to be cut off with a soft kiss.

“No Master. No Pet. Just you and me,” Spike whispered when he finally broke the kiss to stare back into Xander’s eyes. “No demon rules. No human rules. I want..you, Xander. I want you..I want you to the core of me. I want to feel ya inside of me burnin’ me up with yer heat.”

For a moment Xander thought his heart stopped. It was as if Spike’s words had shut down all systems. Emergency sirens flared as everything ground to a standstill and all remaining power was diverted to central processing. Xander stared at Spike while his brain tried to decipher what the vampire had just said.

Then it was if everything had reset. Bells rang, lights blazed to life and systems were a go. All systems were more than a go; they were running in the red as understanding flared through him somehow making him ache not only with want and need but with something much deeper; something that wasn’t physical.

“Oh…OH!” Xander exhaled as he nodded nervously before covering Spike’s mouth with his own and kissing him with all of the tenderness and emotions he could not express.
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There's Always a Sneer in Vegas (88/90?) )

TBC


 
stillrose: (rainbow)
Title: There’s Always a Sneer in Vegas (87/?)
Fandom: BTVS; Spike/Xander
Warnings: Slash,AU, Post Apocalyptic, violence,non-con, slavery, tentacles,
Rating: NC-17
Summary: It’s been seven years since Angelus killed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seven years after Angelus opened a portal to hell on Earth. Humans are food, slaves or on the run. There’s hope only in small band of resistance fighters. However, that’s a hope Xander Harris no longer has. It’s been six months since he was taken in a raid. At first Xander thought he was lucky the demons didn’t know who he was; but then that was before he became property to an Azora demon.

As always: Feedback makes my heart go pitter-patter.

UNBETAED

Previous parts here.

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“Speaking of? You know where we can get a shower around here? Ya smell like...arenas,” Spike said with teasing smile.

“Oh, way to kill the mood, Master Muttonhead,” Xander snarked then froze. Spike’s eyes flashed gold. He grinned.

“Fuck!” Xander cried and ran.

Spike followed. In the end Xander could barely find the breath to thank his master for his punishment. He hadn’t had the strength to walk back to their little part of the tunnels. Spike had had to carry his wet, satiated and very worn out body.

Xander didn’t have the spunk to even feel embarrassed. Instead, he’d just curled tighter into Spike’s arms breathing in the scent of his master and even stealing tastes with each tiny kiss he pressed to his neck.
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There's Always a Sneer in Vegas (87/90?) )
TBC
 
stillrose: (rainbow)
Wow..I will respond to folks in a bit. Just wanted to say I'm am so touched and humbled to know there are still people interested in this story. Your comments mean so much to me.

I have just finished Chap 88 and I think it's probably one of my fav. Along the way of writing this epic I know many folks had asked if I had an ending in mind and the end of this chapter was one of those things I've known from the beginning I would have to write towards the end of this story.

So...I need to get some din-din and then I will upload both chapters 87 and 88. Tomorrow I'll begin work on 89.

HUGS to all.

SR
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Don't know if anybody follows this journal anymore or not, but I completed chapter 87 of sneer tonight. I'm not gonna post it until I get chapter 88 done and possibly 89. I don't anticipate there being more than 90 chapters to Sneer. Just in case anybody is still following this I am completing Sneer. In the last two days I reread every single chapter and my notes. I feel as abandoned by the story as you all must have. I always had an ending for the story and it's a shame that I never wrote it. So I'm going to correct that.
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Had a plumbing emergency! LOL Thanks to my real life bois I no longer have a flooded kitchen. Had to reward them with a cookout for once again coming to my rescue. They save me from a flooded kitchen then grill and fix margaritas for me. :)

They are good to me. However, all the drama put a crimp in my writing time (I think I made four trips to the home improvement store).

Anyway, still I will be posting the next chap soon.

SR
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