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Author has written 4 stories for Justice League.
-- I'll be posting updates here for the Interrogation Series, as well as links to the songs I use and other tidbits that inspire me.
Update: Here are some questions you might be asking on what's going on with the next story, code named "The Weekened at the Manor":
How come it's taking so long?
Just how long is this story?
Why don't you just post what you have finished?
Why are you telling me all this?
Random Thought: I've had a few PMs that have truly inspired me to keep going. You have no idea how your encouragement, input, and plain awesomeness help me get out of my writing slumps...like right now! You all have been the voice on my shoulder whispering "get off your butt and write!" (Okay, you guys really haven't said that, but that's the result you're getting.) So for all of you, and especially for my 'superfan' (as I was told), I'm posting another preview.
This was a request from InvincibleInc. who bribed...er, gifted me with a glowing review on his/her profile page, two awesome PMs encouraging me, and a song that I could totally see Bruce and Diana dancing to. The song is by Jason Mraz, the acoustic version. It's like it plucked a few scenes from "Baila Conmigo" right out of my head. Picture dancing in the sunset while a young girl stares dreamily. And, then later, ahem, the part with wearing shoes - and nothing else. Mrow!
The set up for this scene; this is a flash back to when things aren't too great between our favorite couple. Diana's disappeared, Bruce is at fault and he's searching for her. He's frantic and having a hard time hiding it. Alfred throws him a bone and passes this article on to him. This gives Bruce a HUGE clue on what Diana's been up to:
“Paradise Island Opens Embassy in New York City. Wonder Woman Appointed as Ambassador to Kingdom of Immortal Warriors.”
Bruce stared incredulously at the last few lines of the story. ‘And if you’re looking for a bite, I’m sure Batman wouldn’t mind obliging you’?
“Who the hell writes this shit?!” He glanced back up to the headline, searching for the reporter he needed to intimidate...
Bruce balled up the paper and threw it across the cave. No use trying to threaten her, she’ll just report on it the next day. That is...unless he was able to hide the body...
This is the second preview that was requested of me. I'll keep this here along with the others.
“What brings you down here. Aren’t you supposed to be resting or something?” Bruce sounded annoyed by his son’s appearance. He had been looking forward to the sparring time alone with Diana.
“Figured I’d take advantage at being here - raid your supplies and save mine. Then I got nosy and saw Diana holding those sticks. I wanted to see how she handled them. You look good in my old gi, by the way.” Dick ran an admiring eye over Diana’s figure.
“A little tight at the chest, but it feels good.” She put her hands on her hips, facetiously letting him look her over more.
“Well, your built a little...uh...curvier than the usual teenage boy.” Diana thought it was cute how Dick was subtly acting like ‘Bruce Junior’. Bruce, annoyed at both of them, knew how to handle this.
“If you’re so interested in watching, you can join in. Go change.”
“What? Aw, come on Bruce, I was just...”
“If you want to raid my armory, you have to pay up. Get dressed!”
“Ah, shit. Let me go change.” Diana watched Dick walk out in a huff, then glanced at Bruce in curiousity.
“He doesn’t want to use his own money to restock his weapon supply. He’s got enough through his own stock trading, he just likes taking mine over his.”
“Isn’t that what kids are supposed to do? Besides, you can afford it.” Dick returned to the dojo quickly, dressed in a form fitting blue athletic shirt and grey running pants. He held his rattan sticks comfortably, twirling them haphazardly. “I’ve forgotten how light these are. My battle sticks feel heavier.”
“Most sticks aren’t retrofitted with electric shockers.” Bruce squared off with him, holding his stick up in challenge. “Dick’s actually a minor master at Eskrima.” Diana covered her smile as Dick mouthed ‘minor?’ at the insult. Let the mind games begin! “He could probably show you a different way of handling the sticks other than the bombastic way Amazons do. Want to see?”
“Sure. Wouldn’t mind some minor tutoring.” Dick looked like he wanted to hit her with a stick, too.
I'll keep this preview here, too.
Diana slowly climbed out of unconsciousness. She could feel her head lying on a hard, but warm and inviting pillow. A gentle touch moved across her forehead, then down her cheek. A feather soft caress touched her lips and she inhaled a familiar, natural scent. Bruce was trying his best to wake her up, but using the gentlest of touches to do so.
She felt the touch again on her lips and responded with a kiss of her own. Yet she still didn’t want to open her eyes; doing so would bring her back to reality, and she didn’t want to go there quite yet. She turned into the warm, hard pillow - Bruce had cradled her head on his arm and she cuddled naturally into the nook of his shoulder.
“Diana. I know you’re awake.”
“No, I’m not. I’m still fast asleep. Lemme ‘lone.” She snuggled in even closer. She gave a whiny growl when he tickled her under the rib.
“I’ve had to wake up reluctant, stubborn boys, you shouldn’t be as hard. I can do this the nice way or my way. Which one is it?” She peeked open one eye, looking up at his face. He was staring down at her, his smirk saying ‘try me’. She was actually curious to find out what ‘his way’ was, but figured she’d save that for later.
From the body to the soul / Where our hearts lead we must go / Wherever love may flow - Oman - Dead Can Dance
I cannot emphasis enough how much the playlists have helped me write these stories! They gave me inspiration and helped me establish the atmosphere. If you have any tracks that you think would fit a chapter, please PM me! I'm always looking for good music. Especially from different parts of the world!
All links provided have been checked. I also make sure to post SAFE videos (No rated "M" videos. Sorry! Got to read my stories for the fluff!)
Coming soon: Playlist for 5th in "Interrogation Series" Code Name: "Weekend at the Manor"
Song for "Tuesday Morning Breakfast - Epilogue for 'Baila Conmigo'" - 4th in "Interrogation" Series
Playlist for "Baila Conmigo" - 3rd in "Interogation" Series
Playlist for "Two Days" - 2nd in "Interrogation" Series
Playlist for "Interrogation Tactics"- 1st In Series
Thank you to those who PM me with new music inspired by the BMWW relationship and my stories. You just might have your song used in a future story! Here's who sent me recommendations so far:
- Chaotic Angel7 for recommending the band Bitter:Sweet. The tracks Dirty laundry, Heaven, Mating game, and The Bomb, will make you want to sit back with a martini and and feel cool. Angel felt that this reflected Bruce's sexy, jazzy vibe. Oh yeah!
- KenjiMania with "Finally Found You" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Sammy Adams. Kenji felt this song illustrated Diana's feelings towards Bruce very well. (Hmmm...recommending a latin based song for the date story, Ken? Are you catching on to me?)
- Derecho Nox - I'd Die Without You - P.M. Dawn - The Bliss Album...? - I changed Chapter 1 of "Two Days" to a different song, but this was the original inspiration.
- Casualreader111 - Dead Hearts by Stars on the The Five Ghosts & The Seance, a hauntingly beautiful duet. Wistfully captures the BMWW spirit. And Undisclosed Desires by Muse from The Resistance. As Casual says, its like it plucked out Batman's thoughts as he's sitting by Wonder Woman during a a meeting. You caught it dead on, C!
-as19 - Some Unholy War by Amy Whitehouse - She quotes the sexy chapter "Quédate Conmigo" in the story Baila Conmigo - "She would face them, the man in her arms by her side." A bluesy, passionate song. Gracias mi amiga en Colombia!
Batgirl2923 -by Don Omar - She enjoyed chapter 7 of Baila Conmigo and was listening to this during one of the Hawkgirl/Green Lantern conversations. I took a listen and couldn't help but start moving. Shayera would definitely approve! (As Batgirl says "Just ignore the random scene at the beginning.")
InvincibleInc -by Jason Mraz from the "We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things"album. He/she thought it matched my writing style, and right you are my dear InvincibleInc.! Very sexy. It's like it plucked a few scenes from "Baila Conmigo" right out of my head. Picture dancing in the sunset while a young girl stares dreamily. And, then later, ahem, the part with wearing shoes - and nothing else. Mrow! If this was in Spanish, I might have used it. Just might, later, since we haven't seen the last of El Club Cielo...;-)
"You throw a perfectly straight line at the audience and then, right at the end, you curve it." -Abe Burrows
"I write about what interests me. It's very dangerous when you try to satisfy an audience." -Jonathan Carroll
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” ―
I write purely for enjoyment and practice. As I've written the past umteen chapters, I realize...writing cannon sucks sometime! Okay, its a good framework when it comes to keeping continuity, and there is history that has to be honored. But sometimes, I'm going to take cannon ideas, put them in a blender, add some lime, and drink it in a sugar-lined glass. I'll even throw in some references from comics, gaming, and other sources. Idea is to have some fun!
I'm a huge fan of the Batman/Wonder Woman relationship from the animated Justice League series. It just makes sense to me. You could say my stories are a little AU since I want to push them out of their comfort zones, let their personalities expand a little bit. I'm going for the full range of emotions here; I'll be pulling out qualities that the characters might not otherwise be know to show. Batman is allowed to smile (within reason, and only if he feels like it), Wonder Woman is allowed to be sassy.
I WILL NEVER EVER WRITE SMWW!!! (Yes, I did shout at DC. They suck.)
I tend to write fluffy, sexy fics, but I will be trying adventure, angst, and sadness later. But I won't wallow in it. I prefer happy endings, or at least endings with a glimmer of hope. And full of laughter...that's what's really sexy, I think! I don't like being depressed after reading a story. I won't do the same to you! I write the type of stories I would like to read, so if you're enjoying them, I am, too!
Add me to your favorite author's list so you'll know when a new story has been published. I won't start posting anything until the story is totally or almost finished, that way I can guarantee a full story. Some may wonder why I don't post the chapters as they are completed as other FF authors do. I tend to write in a nonlinear way, jumping from chapter to chapter as the inspiration comes. So I could be on chapter one, hop to the epilogue, start chapter four, see a detail in chapter one that needs more clarification for chapter four, so on and so forth. I feel I can give a better story if I complete the story first, then post each chapter one day at a time. TMI, maybe, but just thought I'd get that out there.
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