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What I Read This Week

(30/4/17)

I read some great fics this week!

Of Dahlias and Deadlines by ingthing, Gen, 51k (WIP)
All Victor wants is to get dahlias for Khloe and Brad’s wedding in under 24 hours. Hope comes in the form of the little family florist in his neighborhood and the quiet smiles of one Katsuki Yuuri. SO CUTE OMFGF

Butt Stuff by Plumpie, Explicit, 16k (WIP)
AU in which top Japanese male figure skater Katsuki Yuuri is recovering from an invasive (and frankly, quite embarrassing) surgical procedure, and his visitation nurse turns out to be terribly, terribly attractive. If only they had met under less humiliating circumstances. I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH

rubato by indianchai, Not Rated, 3.4k (WIP)
Yuuri is a psychology major (who happens to play the cello) that moves to Detroit in his sophomore year of college to escape his ice skating past. Through his roommate Phichit, who is in their college’s orchestra, he encounters infamous pianist of the school– an overconfident senior named Victor who refuses to be an accompanist to anyone (until, that is, he hears Yuuri play). Really good so far!

Accidental Crush by Ashida, Mature, 8.1k (WIP)
A university AU in which Yuuri’s phone is plagued with spam text messages and the one time he decides to text back results in the best thing ever. LOVE!

Macaroni and Kisses by Huletty, Gen, 6k
Their college is holding a contest for whoever can raise the most money for charity. The prize; a years supply of Mac and Cheese. Cue Phichit, a hungry and unstoppable force, fully prepared to exploit the campus’ love for Yuuri Katuski by opening a kissing booth for a day. Even if they don’t win, it’s worth it to see Yuuri’s face when he tells him Victor Nikiforov is in line.

The Boyfriend Experience by cryingoverspilledvodka, Explicit, 139k (WIP)
Katsuki Yuuri is an accomplished escort at 23, operating under the pseudonym Eros, in Detroit. When one of his favourite clients sets him up with none other than world-renowned figure skater Victor Nikiforov, the delicate balance between Yuuri’s personal and professional life teeters ever closer towards ruin. I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

Vita Brevis by doeinstinct, Teen, 7k (WIP)
Viktor Nikiforov is questioning his position as a detective with the Detroit Police Department and spiralling after his partner is critically injured in the line of duty. When Yuuri Katsuki is assigned as his new partner on what he thinks may be his last case, he has no idea what he’s in for. LOVE this so far!!

For the Camera by Noon30ish, Explicit, 45k (WIP)
In which Yuuri becomes a pornstar and is ‘training’ under the one and only, the Living Legend, Vitya. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

our doubts are traitors by astoryaboutwar, Explicit, 20k (WIP)
the powered assassins AU in which betrayal comes first, forgiveness second, and love was always somewhere in the equation. THAT UPDATE OMFG

Overcome Chihoko by reginar, renaissance, Teen, 2.7k 
Yuuri has the words OVERCOME CHIHOKO written on his back, a pair of underpants on his head, and apparently Viktor’s gone missing. LOL (I read all of the “chihoko” fics, you can find them here!)

we are lost, but we are not gone by persephoneggsy, Mature, 26k (WIP)
The Dollhouse deals in fantasy, but Victor Nikiforov just needs one night.At least, until he finds himself wanting more. And it’s all because of Eros, the beautiful Active that’s consumed his every thought. MY MIND WAS BLOWN AFTER THAT UPDATE! WHAT A PLOT TWIST

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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!

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Trying a new thing: Weekly Updates

Hey folks! So, for the umpteenth time I’ve been really quiet lately, which seems to be happening a lot more, especially since I’ve been doing a lot of planning/working/taking care of things that I either can’t stream, have nothing too do with this blog, or aren’t ready to show just yet. And everyone’s being so wonderfully patient with me that I’m guessing no one (at least vocally) minds how quiet it’s been, and I thank ya’ll so much for that. But *I* mind how quiet I’ve been, so I want to try posting updates once a week to let ya’ll know what I’ve been working on, how close I am to being finished with said stuff, and if there’s any other developments worth sharing. So let’s give this a go!

* The Chapter Three script is finished, and I’ll start sketching out pages soon for the first few updates.

* The third part of File Not Found is sketched out, and the lineart/coloring is well on it’s way to being just about done, however:

* I interrupted work on FNF for a bit to finish something in time for this comic’s anniversary, which is May 4th. So as a result I’ve been spending all my time working exclusively on this. After it’s done, I’ll resume work on FNF.

*And lastly, I’ve been thinking about creating a weekly stream schedule where I might be streaming several times a week, but each day working on different things. Not just because I miss getting to stream, but I’m usually super tired and distracted when I come home from work and streaming helps me focused and accountable for work getting done in the evening. So, expect more on that soon!

Okay, so that’s all the major stuff that’s going on recently. I’ll post another update next Sunday :) Have a good evening <3

The Adventure Zone expectations:
- standard fantasy with elves, dwarves, and such
- lots of just back-and-forth battles with dice
- just four guys talking, not serious characters
- something fun to listen to while I do crafts and stuff

The Adventure Zone reality:
- a complex plot with well-fleshed out main characters
- hilarious moments in and out of character
- lovable NPCs like Angus MacDonald
- floating moonbases, Mad Max style road races, murder mysteries on trains
- Groundhog’s Day style time loops
- inter-dimensional/space travel??
- a running gag where a more competent woman appears and saves them
- many of the competent women are lesbians
- well-paced and authentic romantic subplots between those women
- literally pacing around my room while I listen because it’s SO GOOD
- ”Okay, I’m bored of this fight. I’m going to turn into a T-Rex.”
- very few black and white moral issues, just people trying their best
- wildly tragic backstories played with very genuine emotion
- killer soundtrack that changes styles to reflect each arc