quinara: Owl from Meg and Mog driving: 'Who let the owl drive?' (Meg and Mog Owl drive)
2015-08-19 12:50 am

PSA2

OK, I am an hour behind schedule, but the fic is updated!!!! There are a couple of larger chunks and some smaller ones replacing bits. Otherwise things are generally shunted around a bit, so I would recommend starting from chapter eleven and seeing what you think if you are interested in seeing it anew... *bites fingernails* I slightly like the new bits more than the old stuff now, but I think I'm just used to it all. What do you think, internet????

Now to see if the chapter management on AO3 is a kindly or terrifying beast...

*boom boom adrenaline pumping music* Here's hoping the summer subsides into ease tomorrow. The, er, the fic is finished?
quinara: Owl from Meg and Mog driving: 'Who let the owl drive?' (Meg and Mog Owl drive)
2015-08-17 10:26 pm

PSA

OK, people, one day I will shut the hell up about my fic, but as much I want to act like the coolest cucumber in the universe and live out that Romantic myth where the story comes through me to you in this perfectly realised form, it has also become clear that chatting to people after the final chapter that there were things that feel neglected, and this rings true with what I wanted from the fic and why the final part was originally delayed anyway (some emergency surgery I did wasn't quite reconstructive enough!!). But! The final stitches are a-go-go and should be half done tonight, and depending how productive I am tomorrow things should be posted in some magically subtle way tomorrow evening, because I have a plan to bastardise my post about the Iliad into a conveniently dove-tailed extra chapter when things are shuffled backwards and forwards. And then I will produce a carefully managed spoiler-tagged explanation of where there are new things, so anyone who has read may find themselves appropriately redirected. Of course, anyone who's finished and is happy, it doesn't matter!!! But now I know what I know I am aware that if I don't fix this I will greatly dislike myself in six months time and won't be able to get back into the fic.

So, I suppose what I am saying to you is that if you haven't started (and would like to start), you may like to wait a couple of days. However, things will only be altered from Chapter 12 onwards, so there's actually a lot of words to read if you would like to begin. The, er, myth of flawless publication will return at the end of the week. I dunno what the hell I'm going to say to people on AO3.

And I'm being crap with comments too now. All virtue will return, I promise!!!! And then I'll focus solely on the other book I'm supposed I write this summer!
quinara: Buffy looks up with a bloom of yellow sparklies behind her. (Buffy sparkles)
2015-08-15 01:34 am

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (18/18); hard R

Hoorayyyyy!!

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[survival I]

survival II (epilogue) )

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[end]
quinara: Spike and Buffy approaching 'their' tree in AYW. (Spuffy tree)
2015-08-15 01:17 am

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (17/18); hard R

I'm sorry for this mega spamming, but the end is nigh! This, by failures of later editing, is not actually the very last chapter, but it is also sort of the end, because the next chapter is quite short and more like a coda. It will be done!! Thanks to everyone who's taking a look at this...

Oh, and, er, NB the headings again... Also, Spike's mind has a little wander at some point, to a place that happens to be Henry Cary's 1814 translation of Dante's Paradiso, canto XXVIII. Um - shall we go with it?

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[bodies V]

PART FIVE (survival) )

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[survival II (epilogue)]
quinara: Spike drinking from a blood bag. (Spike blood bag)
2015-08-15 12:44 am

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (16/18); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[bodies V]

bodies VI )

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[PART FIVE (survival)]
quinara: Buffy's sad-looking profile from Villains. (Buffy profile)
2015-08-15 12:15 am

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (15/18); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[bodies IV]

bodies V )

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[bodies VI]
quinara: Spike dressed up and looking down, trying to be sexy. (Spike thinking)
2015-08-14 11:30 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (14/18); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[bodies III]

bodies IV )

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[bodies V]
quinara: Spike and Buffy approaching 'their' tree in AYW. (Spuffy tree)
2015-08-14 11:30 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (13/18); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[bodies II]

bodies III )
quinara: Wishverse Buffy in a white frame. (Buffy Wish white box)
2015-08-14 10:34 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (12/18); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[bodies I]

bodies II )

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[bodies III]
quinara: Profile shot of Cassie from Skins, with lots of hair and a hat. (Cassie hat)
2015-08-14 05:53 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (11/18); hard R

So, this used to be a post about the Iliad, but it isn't anymore! I have stolen it in order to make the new improved final (long) third of this fic come to life. Hopefully you will be reading this for the first time and wondering what the heck I'm on about, but otherwise apologies for making a mess.

To steal a note from the first time around: Thanks everyone for reading so far anyway, and I hope you like where we end up... And we're sort of back in squiggly time again, because it made sense that way. It seems like a cheat to explain it (obvs I believe you should never explain things in notes!), but if you are stuck, think less snapping around in time and two timelines which both flow forwards, marked by their headings. For this part anyway. But whatever. Onwards!

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[PART THREE (intermezzo)]

PART FOUR (bodies) )

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[bodies II]
quinara: Spike dressed up and looking down, trying to be sexy. (Spike thinking)
2015-08-07 10:26 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (10/16); hard R

This part ritually abuses things from all over the place, as you will see, including scripts by David Fury, Drew Goddard, Doug Petrie, the Joss himself, Jane Espenson and Stephen DeKnight, as well as all the wonderful people who've ever put transcripts up on Buffyworld.com. The formatting has not been fun...

And - she says after putting it together - I don't know what to say, people, but my footnotes don't work! I'll see if I can get them to work on AO3, but it seems the DW at least strips id attributes out of tags or something, so I can't make links around the page. I've left the links in to show you what I mean, though. I've got the footnotes to work!!!! Who knew cut tags could be so fun to abuse?

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[breakfasts IV]

PART THREE (intermezzo) )

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[PART FOUR (bodies)]
quinara: Spike drinking from a blood bag. (Spike blood bag)
2015-08-07 08:57 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (9/16); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[breakfasts III]

breakfasts IV )

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[PART THREE (intermezzo)]
quinara: Spike smoking on a crate. (Spike crate)
2015-08-07 08:31 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (8/16); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[breakfasts II]

breakfasts III )

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[breakfasts IV]
quinara: Buffy's sad-looking profile from Villains. (Buffy profile)
2015-08-07 07:49 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (7/16); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[breakfasts I]

breakfasts II )

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[breakfasts III]
quinara: Spike and Buffy approaching 'their' tree in AYW. (Spuffy tree)
2015-08-07 07:17 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (6/16); hard R

I return with the second chunk! Which is to say chapters 6-10. Not quite so much messing around with the timeline in this section - but fear not, such is not gone forever. Thanks for everyone's comments so far!

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[free association V]

PART TWO (breakfasts) )

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[breakfasts II]
quinara: Spike smoking on a crate. (Spike crate)
2015-08-02 07:27 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (5/16); hard R

And this is the last one for today...

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[free association IV]

free association V )

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[PART TWO (breakfasts)]
quinara: Spike dressed up and looking down, trying to be sexy. (Spike thinking)
2015-08-02 06:50 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (4/16); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[free association III]

free association IV )

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[free association V]
quinara: Buffy's sad-looking profile from Villains. (Buffy profile)
2015-08-02 05:31 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (3/16); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

[free association II]

free association III )

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[free association IV]
quinara: Wishverse Buffy in a white frame. (Buffy Wish white box)
2015-08-02 04:53 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (2/16); hard R

[start of fic and notes]

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.

free association II )

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[free association III]
quinara: Buffy looks up with a bloom of yellow sparklies behind her. (Buffy sparkles)
2015-08-02 03:24 pm

Fic: 'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying (1/16) +notes; hard R

Hello everyone! I have the S7 fic I've been promising...!! Not all of it today, as it comes in at around 90k words, but the first five chapters. These all work together as Part One of the fic, so are more of a connected whole than a set of individual chapters. There are five parts to the fic in total (this is the longest), and in an early plan I didn't want to separate anything into chapters at all. Obviously, I then realised you can't get 30k words on a single journal entry even if I wanted to, but what I'm posting today should basically fit together. (She says, dearly hoping the last-minute edits will let it all go up today.)

I won't say much more, but this beginning is also a bit of a slow burn, which is why I worry you might find it very dull if you take each chapter as its own thing... But anyway, what's happening: the fic is an AU from The Killer in Me, but only a strong AU by the end of Get It Done. We chop around a bit as things get going, but if you're worried you don't know what's happening, assume it's been like the show until it seems like otherwise. I'm very grateful to [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch for reading it all over and for everyone's encouragement!!! I like the fic and I hope you do to... It's fairly angsty, but hopefully not too harrowing as a romance. There is plenty of sex and violence, but, as you might expect from me, it's mostly chatting! :P

The rest should be posted in the next couple of weeks. ETA 15/08/15 - and look - [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch made me this beautiful banner!!!!!!!!!!!!

'I love you' is a thing you say to people who are dying

by Quinara


Season 7. Buffy/Spike. Some Watchers survived, because sometimes people do.



PART ONE (free association) )

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[free association II]