Well, if I needed proof no one pays the slightest bit of attention to me on tumblr, I got it the other day when I attempted to tout my two song fics I posted here on there.
Ah, well live and learn.
I am excited for you all to read all my flashes coming up. I am thoroughly scheduled all the way through October now. I am soooo pleased with myself. I really am. Some of these flashes coming up are just great, if I do say so myself.
I have only the four Wednesday ones to write for November and then I will be finished for flashes all the way through then. I plan to have those done this coming week. My OMS story for November is complete too.
Once November’s are finished, I will take a break from writing flashes and not start the December ones until October.
AO3 updates for this week are Nine Lives and Cadet Ashayam. Sorry, that’s all I can manage right now.
Mylochkatee from tumblr has been going crazy with artwork today and she did a bunch for me. I have added some here for you to see but please check her out on AO3 and give her your kudos. They are well deserved. In particular check out the “Princes” one she did. Stunning.
September 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm
Well, in their defense, when I saw those on tumblr, I thought you were showing us you posted them on ao3. And then I was shocked when the link was broken and kept taking me to your blog! hahaha Yeah yeah yeah, I know, not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I bet when you put them on ao3 though, you’ll get a lot more attention, even from tumblr.
Hey, I hadn’t even seen that top art yet. But my notifications of her postings on ao3 don’t hit for like an hour, and sometimes out of order even. But I love it. The Illogical Regrets one is my fave. Her original one from ao3 Amok Time (reimagined) and now this one with Spock feeling so guilty. I’m such a sucker for spirk day (which to me is every day) and Amok Time, tos and aos. LOVE. But wow, what a Mylochka/tee day it’s been. What a tribute to the guys. (I don’t think Spock prince had pointed ears, though she called them Spock and Kirk. You gotta write that one! I know, in your S P A R E time.
It’s illegal to hit me.
September 15, 2019 at 5:24 pm
Well, see the reason I put them out there on tumblr is I don’t intend to put them on AO3. But anyway, like I said, I learned my lesson that tumblr doesn’t recognize me as anyone important…AT ALL, HA HA
There have been enough Prince Spock/Prince Kirk stories, mine is not needed, I assure you.
Yeah I get notified that I have a related work, so that might be why I see hers sooner than you are.
September 15, 2019 at 5:35 pm
Well……I must plead with you to put them on ao3. They are magnificent fics! They deserve the ao3 readership. I wuv them.
September 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Oooh I’m so excited for the flashes! Can’t wait! Gimme!
And the updates too.
Man I feel ya on the crickets. Hugs. I’m sorry.
The art is gorgeous! I’ll have to check her out.
September 15, 2019 at 8:14 pm
Eh it’s cool, most people don’t seem to care about the fandom anymore on tumblr or AO3 to be honest. Readership and participation is down. Either to new fandoms or just life, who knows. But I still plug away.
September 15, 2019 at 8:22 pm
It’s a nasty job (sometimes nastier than others) but somebody’s gotta do it. Might as well be the best!!! (uh, yeah, YOU!)
September 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm
And truly, I think it might be just the age of TOS. Once you hit a half century, people lose interest. Even in people, much less fandoms! haha
After all – this fandom has lasted almost 18 times as long as the 3 years of TOS shows anyway (that’s a fandom that lasted 50 years longer than the show). What a long run – who would ever have guessed? I’d put a zillion dollars on 0% guessing.
The real miracles are that 1. TOS fandom was invented in the first place and 2. That the TOS fandom lasted 10 years, much less this long. And thanks to writers like you, STILL going. I believe there will still be fandom writers at a century. Not many but a few. And who knows? Maybe it will hit it’s 60th childhood and know an inflow of new blood and start all over again – especially with new movies and new series. You know there will be another tos/aos series someday. And new movies. It’s just time. Not quick enough to make us happy, and maybe for people like me, not quick enough to hit before I’m gone. But I just know it will happen – especially based on all the new ST projects coming out, and Discovery.
September 15, 2019 at 8:38 pm
Yeah I was just talking to someone last night about who would have ever expected that other Star to be such the phenomenon it is. Certainly not the original people behind it.
Humans are weird creatures and fickle besides.
At some point, I will lose interest and/or die and the torch will be passed to others as it was passed to me, I suppose. But until then, I guess I’ll still write while my ideas still come.
September 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Yeah but SW is 11 years older than the beginning of TOS. Never was a series – just movies. AOS wasn’t ever a series either and look how the pinto and aos fandoms took off after the movies. It will be 2027 before the SW fandom is as old as the ST fandom. And truth is – without ST first, there’d be no SW. And without SW, there’s be no renewed ST love and the ST movies. And TNG and DS9 and VOY and ENT and DIS. And whatever is over the horizon for SW. Yeah, SW has the Clone Wars for the kids. I’ll be glad when we have a kids’ show to raise a new generation of Trekkies. TOS has done amazing for how little money they had, how genuinely awful the writing was occasionally, and how hokey the sets and such. And someone’s overacting. But Solo and whatever that other one was didn’t do anywhere near as well as the main movies and more have been kind of…postponed at best.
I know people think of ST and SW in the same sentence now. But remember – we knew ST for a full 11 years before anyone ever heard of SW. Or at least us original Trekkies did.
September 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm
(***Sorry. I meant SW is 11 years newer, dammit – not older)
September 15, 2019 at 11:51 pm
I love all your flashes!!! Cannot wait for Wednesday and Friday!!
September 16, 2019 at 7:25 am
thanks so much 🙂
September 16, 2019 at 3:57 am
Can’t wait for all updates!!
I love those fanart! So cool and the artist is great
I hope you have a lovely week 🙂
September 16, 2019 at 7:25 am
September 17, 2019 at 1:48 am
I rarely look at tumblr. Like I need another thing on a screen to keep me from RL… Actually I do need to escape RL some more. Lol!!!
One thing they would reinvigorate the interest in Star Trek AOS stories is if they’d get their act together, pay Chris and get another movie in the works. Get more fans into the fold. Sigh!! Until then I’ll get my fix by reading your amazing stories. Oh and I’ll search tumblr for you. I have problems navigating tumblr. 🤷🏻♀️ ❤️💚🖖
September 17, 2019 at 7:41 am
thanks. yeah who knows what will happen with the AOS stories and TOS people are dying off (the actors not the fans though there is some of that too) so that explains the lack of interest I guess. But alas I plug on until I run out of ideas I guess. I’ve already repeated several as it is.
September 17, 2019 at 8:36 am
Shut up. I have a few hours left. I’ll spend them reading you.
Sheesh! Dying off. Indeed.
You’ll hafta pry spirk aos/tos from my cold dead hands.
And then my family will die of embarrassment.