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"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
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Muchas gracias to everyone who has left reviews. I love my story, and I will continue writing because I love it, but we all need encouragement from time to time. When I feel down, which is annoyingly often, or just don't have enough motivation because I'm tired from work or real life, reviews keep me going. I am thankful for the time you took to read the story and especially for any reviews. Something as small as a 'thanks' or 'good chapter' means a lot to me.
Updates and In Progress News:
Since I'm now on AO3, (huzza!) I'll be posting there as well.(without the spaces).
For now, I'm going to try and keep to a schedule of posting on alternate Thursdays to keep my updates consistent. If there's a hiccup, or RL gets in the way, I'll let you know. Rest assured, I will finish this story.
2/24 - hey hey! No laptop yet, but I've finally made some progress with the company. Keep your fingers crossed.
Other good news. The next chapter was just sent to my beta. Amazing, I know. No, I have not gained super speed writing powers (as awesome as that would be). Believe it or not, this next chapter "Becoming Grey" I wrote about two years ago. It needed some editing before I sent it to Beta, but yeah.
So... I guess that's my reward for inconsistency?
3/5 - Beta promised to look at my next chapter today (Wednesday). If all goes well, the next chapter will be out on time.
More good news. The next next chapter is written. Boo-ya.
Oh, and the best news! My laptop is fixed! Happy Days Are Here Again! It's getting shipped today or tomorrow. I'm hoping to have my baby back this weekend. I can write the next next next chapter on MY laptop. Aaaand... the next next next next chapter is written. I need to revise then send it to beta, but yeah. I expect no delays for at least two months.
I've got a poll open in case anyone is interested in giving feedback. Your thoughts and feels are appreciated. Of course, you can always PM me if you want personal warnings or have input. If non-con or violence (or anything, really) are triggers for you, I don't mind sending you a personal warning when those chapters are posted. I'm a pretty nice person most of the time. Just ask my enemies.
After discussions with some ridiculously awesome DA fanfic writers and reviewing to poll results thus far, I'm going to stop putting up individual chapter warnings aside from a little NSFW for sexually explicit chapters. Just beware that this is a dark fantasy. Very, very heavy themes. Violence, torture, character death, psychological issues--you name it. I also write the gamut of sexual situations from full consenting partners, dub-con, non-con, rape, m/f, m/m, maybe some f/f, threesomes, kinks, and there's a whole lot of sex in this story. Be prepared for what you're getting into.
About this fanfic:
I started this after Awakenings came out but before Witch Hunt or DA2 was announced. This series began weaving itself during a night of insomnia, which I have often, when I let my characters' lives continue after the game. Part 3 (which takes place after the Fifth Blight) was actually what I started writing first then worked back to fill out the characters' history. I don’t own a copy of Awakenings, so everything after Origins is my own imaginings with some inspiration taken from the Dragon Age wiki site.
There have been a considerable number of changes to canon since Origins came out. Well, some of those can be worked in, but for the most part, I write with what interested me about Origins and expand on that. There are some hints and plot reference (and perhaps a character or two) from DA II, but otherwise this is the story of 'The Warden'.
The story is divided into sections, some of which are book length. With that in mind, you can view this fic more as a series of books than as one single story.
Married Life - Covers the few months of marriage Raviathan has with Nesiara.
Strange Bedfellows - Duncan and Raviathan travel to Ostagar.
Plans and Tactics - Events at Ostagar.
Pretty as a Painting - Lothering
About writing this sucker:
This is my very first fanfic, and indeed, one of my first creative writing projects aside from two short stories I wrote almost a decade ago (a decade ago at the first posting of this story, and crap I'm getting old). I did not intend to recount the Origins tale, but as the expression often goes concerning one night stands, one thing led to another. Now I feel like I have a sixteen year old asking for the car keys. So be it.
In any case, despite my failings as a writer, I hope you enjoy the story. Thank you for taking the time to check my story out, and special thanks to everyone who leaves feedback. Love to you.
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