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About the drawing:
Here's the fire for my muses-a gorgeous gift fanart of Dante Tager (looking very James Dean-esque) as rendered by the incredibly talented Teryn! I can't thank her enough for this amazing portrait that provides immense inspiration for me every time I look at it. :)
P.S. The pic is not shareable/gankable. Sorry.
7/30 In final phrase of Chapter 15 (aka proofing/editing rough draft). Real life commitments have needed to be honored, but I'm plugging away!! Getting close!!
7/14 Anyone who might be rereading any chapters between 1-10 of L and L today might notice I've made some significant additions and changes. I want to thank my dear friend Shannon (aka Lance's Kitten ) for the hours of hard work she put in to give me a thorough, honest and tremendously helpful critique that has enabled me to pinpoint exactly where improvements needed to be made! I am fortunate to have her as a beta, grateful for her insights and for her presenting them in a constructive, uplifting way that made the 'you really need to fix this' pill a very easy one to swallow. *winks and grins* Shan, you're a treasure!!
Many of the changes I've implemented have to do with the consistency of Miaka's characterization. With this in mind, I want to acknowledge my former co author, Adrianna, who helped launch L and L, and stopped writing for it after chapter six. Although the heart of what she wrote for L and L remains, I have made changes to smooth over the discrepancies in characterizations that arose from two different authors writing the same character, initially overlooked by us. When she signed off, Adri entrusted me with the task of making this a great and well written story. As the sole caretaker for Leather and Lace, I will continue striving to meet that goal.
P.S. Added a couple of new questions to the Q and A! :D
Coming soon: Chapter 15
L and L Fic Q and A
Here are some questions I've gotten in the past from readers of 'Leather and Lace', along with my answers, which may or may not be satisfactory in assuaging curiosity.:D
Q: They had a powerful bond as warriors, so even though he and Dante haven't met yet, shouldn't Taka have gotten some sense of Tasuki's reincarnated presence by now?
A: Great question! It's true Taka has full memories of Tasuki (both as himself and Tamahome's memories), but as he wasn't/isn't expecting other warriors to make the jump to the real world, paying attention to that connection isn't on his mind. Couple that with Dante's not having full, waking awareness of his past life, which has the effect of a warrior masking his psychic force, and there's not any reason for Taka to pick up on his presence... unless someone who knows about both of them facillitates a face to face meeting... :D
Q: Is Craig (Dante's best friend and the owner of Brew You!) spoken for?
A: Nope! Although it's not for the lack of opportunity! He just hasn't met Ms. Right yet. :D
Q: Why doesn't Miaka recognize Alan as being the reincarnated Nuriko?
A: Maybe because... Alan isn't Nuriko's reincarnation? ;D
Q: Who's minding the Universe of the Four Gods if Taiitsukun isn't there to do it?
A: Good question! Any guesses? :D
Q: Does Taiitsukun having to show up personally to take care of business indicate her mission is of vital importance to both worlds?
A: Yes. :)
Q: What's the creepy orb that Taka's boss is talking to?
A: No spoiler policy, but I think it's safe to say it's not a normal thing. You'll be finding out more on that in future chapters. :D
Q: So Taka hasn't felt Dante as Tasuki's presence at all?
A: He hasn't felt his presence like he did in the book, no.
Q: Is Dante hot because he was Tasuki? Or is he hot all on his own?
A: LOL Which came first, the chicken or the egg? And does it really matter? :D
Attention 'Leather and Lace' readers: If you want to private message me about this story, please do so through my KittyLynne account. I've turned off the alerts for my MOK email account, as it's one I rarely remember to check. =P
And just to let you know, Adriana Morgan stopped work on L and L since chapter six, and will not be returning to work on it. She has my deepest, warmest and most heartfelt thanks for helping me bring this story to life, and it's my fervent hope that her muses and desire to write will return to her someday soon.
I will be finishing this story on my own, so please direct any questions and comments you might have about future installments to me. :) I'd like to hear your thoughts, and they just might end up here on the bio page FAQ segment... :)
Every good wish,
If you like this story, you might be interested in checking out :
KittyLynne's fanfiction http://www.fanfiction.net/kittylynne
Adriana Morgan's fanfiction: http://www.fanfiction.net/adrianamorgan
Maidens of Konan is a collaborative pen name used by KittyLynne and her co authors, whomever they may be. :)