kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2017-07-23 09:43 am
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I'm alive! Still!

So hey any lingering people on this journal! I was planning on spending much of the summer writing but then something happened. I got pregnant.

I am ecstatic to be pregnant and it was planned, however the sickness that sometimes comes from it was not. I spent two months feeling sick and sleeping. Needless to say I didn't get anything done. We will have to see what the future brings but I do plan to write again.

That said, I have seen some things about lj getting worse and worse. I'm going to have to look into this and I might be migrating to dreamwidth. If that happens I will certainly let you guys know and give you the link for my stuff over there.

This may become more journaly for a while I stead of just stories. Sorry about that for anyone still following me. ^^;
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2016-05-21 09:27 am
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What should I do next?

So, I already have 2 ideas for the next thing that I would like to write. Since the school year is done after one more day (pardon the author while she does a crazy victory dance) I will have more time to write. I think I am going to make a poll to see what you guys would rather read. Both pieces will be in the Of Flesh universe since I can't seem to stop writing that. So here are the choices:

Of Witches, Whispers, and Weddings: This piece will focus on the orginal pack and will star Siwon and Jessica. From the title I imagine that you will be able to guess the contents of the story. :) There will be several twists and quite a few guest characters although it will focus on them.

Of Regard and Repercussions: This will be the back story for the L/Sungjong/Sungyeol trio. It will start with L's addition to his pack and continue through their relationship. It might also end up moving into the future a bit to give a look at how everything settles. Sungjong is crazy and it is going to be a fun story to show how everything went down. :)

Let me know which you prefer and feel free to try and persuade me one way or the other. :)

[Poll #2045346]
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2016-05-16 11:43 am

Of Calescence and Chroma - Chapter Five

Of Calescence and Chroma

Chapter Five )

One || Two || Three || Four

AN: So this ends the little side trip into this universe. I really have enjoyed this piece. I might end up writing an epologe to this peice to further their relationship a bit more. For those that are wondering, they do end up together in the future. I hope everyone enjoyed this piece. I look forward to the next one that the muses give me. :)
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2016-05-13 12:23 pm

Of Calescence and Chroma - Chapter Four

Of Calescence and Chroma

Chapter Four )

One || Two || Three || Four

AN: So I just had to post the next chapter just because. :) I really like how this story has turned out. I am kind of sad that some of my readers that would comment all of the time seem to have disappeared, but I completely understand given how long it has been since I have written anything. I hope those of you who are reading this are enjoying it! I'll be posting the next chapter Sunday night or Monday if I can hold out that long. :)
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2016-05-03 09:33 am

Of Calscence and Chroma - Chapter Two

Of Calescence and Chroma

Chapter Two )

One || Two || Three || Four

AN: There is chapter two. I plan to post chapters every few days. I think my wonderful beta is done editing the entire thing so it should all go up in no time. Let me know what you think. :)
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2016-04-28 09:45 am

Of Calescence and Chroma

Title: Of Calescence and Chroma
Rating: R
Chapters: /5
Word Count: 20,500
Groups: U-Kiss, TRAX, Infinite, Super Junior
Pairing: Soohyun/Hoon, Jungmo/Jay
Summary: While taking a moonlight stroll, Hoon finds something out of place in a nearby body of water. After reacting on instinct, he finds himself face to face with an unhappy werewolf. Despite their first fateful meeting, Hoon just can’t seem to leave well enough alone and finds himself drawn back time and time again. This might just be the time when his curiosity finally gets the best of him.
Note: This is a side story in the Of Flesh, Fur, and Fang universe. Reading the rest of the stories is not required as this can stand alone, but it might be helpful

Chapter One )


One || Two || Three || Four


AN: I'm back!~ I'm so excited to finally start writing again. It has been truely crazy how much I have missed doing it. The good news is that I have this entire story written already so that I never have to make you guys wait for monthes for the next chapter. It is a short story but it is something after such a looooong dry spell. Also as a note, I have updated my masterlist at least somewhat so some of my fic should be a bit easier to find. Please let me know what you think. :)
kat_elric: (SS501 star)
2016-03-31 02:49 pm

Almost Done

I'm so excited! I'm almost finished writing Calescence and Chroma. I have about one more chapter and maybe an epolog to write yet and then the whole thing is off to my beta! I'm very excited to have it done and be posting writing for everyone again. I love this universe so so much. Here is a free preview :)


Excerpt from Calescence and Chroma:

He woke first, wet and pissed but alive. The snarl was inevitable as was the sharp movement of rolling onto human hands and knees. Savior or not, he wouldn’t submit to the vampire, couldn’t do so.

“You’re alright. My name is Hoon. I just pulled you out of the pond but you are alright now,” the creature was saying his tones light, nearly human.

This one was foolish, young, and easy to kill if he had wanted. Clearly whoever had created him had not taken the time to teach him the power of things, such as a name. That, however was the least of his worries, since he knew the human within him wouldn’t slumber forever. The human was stronger than he, well versed at this struggle and would have his way.

“He is trying to kill us,” he growled, hating that he was admitting the weakness to a creature so weak himself, but he was out of options. “Will kill us. You can’t let him.”

“Who is trying to kill you?” the young one asked, his hand touching his shoulder lightly.

Struggling to fight the exhaustion the near death had brought them, he lifted his eyes knowing the creature would see wolf gold. “The human side of us,” he growled. “You can’t let us die.” With that last plea, he felt the human within him awaken.
kat_elric: (DBSK - issues)
2016-03-12 09:36 am

Writing Again!

I have actually started to write again! In the past few days I have written two chapters or so for the story I have had sitting in limbo for ages. It feels so good to be able to write again. I have really missed it.

I'm forcing myself to finish writing it before I post anything of it just because I don't want to leave anyone who reads it on a cliff hanger that lasts for a long time, but I can't wait! It is a UKISS centered side story in my Of Flesh universe. Although I'm not sure there are many people around who are fans of UKISS let alone remember my writing universes but the muses demanded that was what I finish. So finish it I shall! Hopefully it will be finished soon and posted for anyone who still comes around here to read.
kat_elric: (friends - lionking)
2016-02-28 10:41 pm
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A Teaching Career

So the interesting thing about being a teacher is remembering all the fun you used to have as a kid.

For the past 9 weeks, I have been teaching a creative writing class. It has been so much fun it interact with young writers in various stages and commitments of writing. It reminds me of just how much I used to enjoy writing before life became to busy to do it any more. Between being married and teaching, I just don't seem to have the same amount of hours that I used to have. Plus not that my husband is not supportive, he just tends to want to do things together all the time. When I write, I tend to curl up for hours and not want to be interrupted so that I don't lose my train of thought.

Still these kids have me smiling. They asked me early on if I knew what yaoi and fanfiction were... I just smiled. If my students only knew.

Any who, I am working (very slowly) on finishing the UKISS side story in my Of Flesh universe. I won't start posting until it is finished because I don't want to make people wait a ton. I've also be tossing around a few original ideas.

On another note, I have discovered the group named Seventeen.... Heaven help me they remind me so much of Super Junior with all their personality... As soon as I learn all of them, all bets are probably off...

And this post has been so random! Sorry guys. I know there are still a few of you who read this. I'm very thankful for those of you that hang around.
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2015-05-03 09:01 pm

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I'm just going to leave this here....


Of Pain, Persecution, and Promise
Chapter 00


We never saw it coming, not really. Sure it was inevitable; a simple track of human history would have alerted us to that fact. We thought we were safe. We thought we were hidden. We thought as long as we remained peaceful nothing would come of a discovery.

You found out, you that call yourself humans. You found a way to discover what we are. The vampires. The Fae. The witches. The werewolves. All of us. You found us and nothing was safe, may never be safe again. We didn’t know. Couldn’t know.

Historians thought the witch trials and burnings were bad. They were wrong. This, this took everything that anyone had know and magnified it. It didn’t matter what we were, we weren’t human, not to you. You found a way, we don’t know how, to tell what we are, a way to know if we were something more than human, a way to bring out the worst in us.

We never got a chance to explain, never got the opportunity to tell you we weren’t monsters. You wouldn’t have listened anyway. Not after it started. It wouldn’t have been possible to convince the public that the raging wolf larger than any they had seen that was just brought out, wasn’t anything to fear. Even more so when you found a way to “take care” of us.

It wasn’t war, that implies both parties are participating in the fight. It was genocide, mass genocide of anything that wasn’t human. We didn’t fight back, couldn’t fight back. For all of your fear of us, we were the ones who died.

You forced the change on us, brought out the worst, made it impossible to hide. Staying home became suspicious. Going out became dangerous. One by one we were found. One by one we were exposed. One by one we were killed.

The things that were precious to us became even more so. Our mates. Our families. Our lives. Nothing was safe. Hiding wasn’t an option. Fighting wasn’t an option. Fleeing wasn’t an option. Dying seemed to be the only option.

Then you found him. You labeled him crazy, completely human but “mentally unstable with a hint of schizophrenia”. Our precious Quieter, the center of our pack, sang us to safety under the cover of mental illness. His songs kept our Beasts asleep, puzzled your scanners, foiled your drugs and allowed us to escape to freedom. You saw a family with a deeply troubled young man not a pack fleeing for their lives against all instinct.

You started this war. You drew first blood. You made us into the hunted. You caused all of this pain, but we, we will end this. You do not know what it is you have done, but we will show you. You are overjoyed by the great unity humanity is experiencing against a threat for the first time in human history, but you are not the only ones. You do not know what you have unleashed.

You will pay for what they have done. You, who should have done so long ago. You who are worse than us. You who do not see the creatures lurking deep within yourselves. You who do things a pack would never do. You who do things a seethe would never do. You who do things a coven would never do. You who speak of laws and rules but live by none. You will never understand us, you will never try.

We have heard your message loud and clear. Only one of us will be allowed to exist on this planet. You think it will be you. Let us let you in on a little secret. This land was ours long before it was yours. You are invaders, uninvited guests in our land. What you think was yours was never so in the first place. We allowed to you to live beside us. We allowed you to feel peace. We allowed you to think that nothing could harm the world you had constructed. We do so no more.

You think you have won. You have not. We are not defeated. We will return. We will take back what is ours. And you, you creatures that are worse than those that you persecute, you will fall.

You will not win this war.

You never could.


AN: So this is the start or end for a book that is like two books down the line in my Of Flesh series. I love this universe so much that I think it will probably be the one that gets me back into writing again. This is something the muses gave me long long ago and is where I have always seen this particular universe heading. So yeah... Hope you enjoyed it!
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2015-03-28 07:09 pm
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I'm Alive! No Really I Am!

*pokes the old and forgotten pages*

Soooooo. Hey guys, hehe. Or shall I say, hello to anyone who is still watching this journal in the hopes that someday I may return. It has been a crazy 2 years for me and a lot has changed.

First the good news. For those of you that are worried about this being an "I'm done with this and moving on forever," post, it isn't. My fiction with always be up here for all of you to read (or here until the site dies or the world ends).

Now for those of you who are curious, here is why I have been completely absent for so long. As I said in a previous post, I was hired as a high school math and english teacher in a location that meant I had to move out of my home state and find a place to stay as well as get myself established. Now anyone that teaches can tell you that even though you have eight hour days and the same vacations as a student, there is so much more time that a teacher has to put into their classroom to be successful. That unfortunately cut my time to write pretty significantly.

Then I also met the man that will become my husband this June and, as you all can imagine, that mostly killed the rest of my time to write. (The fact that he is a total nerd and introduced me to a new MMO didn't help.... :) )

So all of that said, I haven't lost my desire to write, nor the will to do so. It is something that I plan to get back into the summer and next year. It should be even easier for me since I am hoping to teach a creative writing class and I plan to work on creating more story while my kids do, leading by example and all of that.

Since I haven't written in over two years I feel very rusty lol. That doesn't kill my desire to want to get back into though!

I would be more than happy to hear from any of you that are hanging around and I'm sorry for being absent for so long. Also if you would like to help me overcome my supreme writer's block, I am taking an prompts you guys can come up with. I can't promise that any fanfiction will be good since I have been away from the characters (and most of kpop) for a bit but I am willing to try anything. I can also very easily create new characters for whatever you come up with or play in one of my existing universes. Go ahead and hit me with them. :)
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2013-08-24 12:17 pm

An Update

So hi guys! I'm not dead!

I spent the summer working and working on changing Of Flesh Fur and Fang over to an original story. I'm not finished with that manuscript yet and it is sort of on hold right now since in early August I unexpectedly got a teaching job! I am now a full time High School Math and English teacher! It has been crazy and awesome all at once. For the time being I find myself overwhelmed with all of the things I have to suddenly do for that.

This doesn't mean that I am done writing or that any of my universes will never be touched again. I have every intention of continuing them, it will just take a back seat right now until my life settles down a bit (aka until I get my own place and get all settled in). I just wanted to give you guys a heads up because I know that some of you are still eagerly awaiting more of fic! More will be coming and I really appreciate all of the love and encouragement you have given me so far!
kat_elric: (OFFF - zhou mi wolf)
2013-06-15 12:16 pm

Of Seasons and Spots - Twenty Two

Chapter Twenty Two )

AN: And there ends this most recent book of the Of Flesh universe! : ) For a while there I wondered if I would every finish it when it started creeping from something fun and playful into something much more serious. I am working on changing Of Flesh over to an original character fiction with all original characters. I have someone who will work with me to publish it as an ebook so there are a lot of prospects there for that. I'll probably be spending most of the summer working on that, but no worries! This universe is far from done! Let me know what you guys think!
kat_elric: (SHINee - lost)
2013-05-23 11:04 pm

Of Seasons and Spots - Nineteen

Chapter Nineteen
Oak


Over the years Heechul had experienced quite a few different forms that the inner subconscious of a person could take, but none of them were quite as fascinating as the mind he was in now. Before him stretched a massive garden, that seemed to go for as long as he could see. As with all subconscious planes, he couldn’t exactly wander out of it or find the end of it. It would seem to magically wind back and double on itself. Scattered through the garden, were flowers in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the smallest daisy to the tall arching patch of sunflowers. Here and there bushes were scattered as well as a few trees, but none as massive as the large oak tree that stood in the middle of the garden. Out in the real world he had never seen a tree grow as massive as this one, and he could hazard a guess that would be where the memories Onew didn’t even realize he held were. If he was to find the knowledge he was looking for, that would be it.

Carefully he brushed his fingers against the soft petals of a crimson rose. Immediately he was greeted with the image of a kiss in his mind and the feeling of passion powerful but fleeting. As soon as he pulled his fingers away the memory faded. The next was full of childlike laughter and joy. The larger the plant, he discovered as he pressed his fingers to the leaf of a shrub, the more complex and lengthy the memory.

Once he was certain he understood how to access the memories, he kept his hands to himself. No need to stir up memories if he didn’t have to, especially when the witch was asleep and he might be affecting his dreams with them. Instead he carefully skirted around the fauna in order to keep his distance from the memories.

He was halfway to the large tree when he found something invisible that halted his progress immediately as he ran right into it. Stepping back and rubbing his nose, he glared at the space before him. Onew’s mind had in no way been blocked from him before, and this didn’t feel like the doing of Hankyung. If the witch had purposefully put something into place to thwart him, then he likely would have made it electrocute him or something to that effect just out of a vindictive spirit.

Extending a hand, he pressed it against the barrier. It shimmered a rainbow of colors that seemed to be encasing the entire center of the garden in a dome but did not budge. With both hands pressed against it he could tell that it didn’t originate from within Onew’s mind but from somewhere else. It wasn’t until he glanced up that he fully understood exactly what he was up against. Standing within the dome, with his hand pressed against the ancient tree and dressed in jeans and a tee shirt, was Minho.

“Drop it,” Heechul snarled, not pleased that his own vampire was working against him.

“No,” Minho said simply, tilting his head towards the tree as if listening. “You have no need to be here and will do more harm than good.”

“Let me in,” Heechul intoned, dropping his voice to threatening levels.

“No,” the form of Minho repeated. “He is ours to protect.”

Snarling, Heechul pushed against the barrier. He could break it if he tried hard enough but he wasn’t certain how much of the barrier was Minho and how much was Onew on his own. If it was only Minho that was protecting his mind, then it would be relatively simple to shatter the barrier without any negative effects. If even a part of it was from Onew, however, then it could very easily damage the witch’s mind so much that he might not be able to get anything from it.

“As your Master I command you to let me in,” he growled, barely managing to contain his irritation.

Inclining his head in consideration, Minho paused for a minute before shaking it as a negative. “I don’t have to listen to you,” he said consideringly, “not like this. You have no power here.”

AN: So.... looking back I realize it has been almost two months since I have updated this. I'm so sorry guys! Then when I finally do update I give you two super short chapters. ^^;;; The good news is that the next two are longer and they are already written! This thing is nearly done. Only 22 chapters. Stick with me! The next one should be up Saturday or Sunday (or tomorrow if you all spoil me with comments. Yes I'm able to be bribed like that).
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2013-05-23 10:59 pm

Of Seasons and Spots - Eighteen

Chapter Eighteen
Wreath


“Zhou mi, you really don’t have to help,” Leeteuk told him as he carefully coiled a strand of tinsel for storage.

“I want to,” Zhou mi replied, wrapping another fragile ornament from the tree in tissue paper.

He was offered a grateful smile. “It is probably good you are. Last year they tried to use the wreath as a frisby. It didn’t entirely survive the process.”

Zhou mi tried to keep his grin to himself. That would certainly explain why, instead of using the help of all of the many hands of the pack, Leeteuk had ordered them out of the house until he was finished. “I imagine it wouldn’t.”

“Unfortunately, for all the things we are, gentle is not one of them,” Leeteuk admitted.

“I don’t know about that,” Zhou mi challenged. On more than one occasion he had witnessed the Alpha, with all of his strength, displaying a very carefully chosen tenderness.

“Kangin is the exception,” Leeteuk told him, as if he had read his mind, “and that is only with great effort that he manages to pull that off. Our strength comes natural to use and the more dominate we are the more we are driven to show off that strength.”

That was something that Zhou mi was all too familiar with and he nodded as he continued to carefully remove ornaments from the tree and wrap them up. The past few days he had been spending more and more time with the pack. In the absence of his mother, Leeteuk had taken on a pseudo-parenting role, one for which Zhou mi was grateful. At times he felt ashamed that he still felt the need for a parent since he was nearly grown, but he missed the steady reassurance of having someone there. “Thank you,” Zhou mi said softly.

“For what?” Leeteuk questioned, rolling another strand of garland.

“For being there, for understanding,” Zhou mi shrugged, not certain how to voice what it was he was feeling.

“Oh, Zhou mi,” the older werewolf offered him a tender smile. “That is what a pack is for. If we can’t do that for you, then who possibly could?”
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2013-05-04 11:08 am
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Thanks and a bit of News

Thank you guys for the kind comments on the last post (which I have since deleted). Lack of sleep has a tendency to bring out my emotional crazy side which I would normally not share with anyone and post it for all to see. Rather embarrassing if I do say so myself, and I am more mature than that.

On a complete side note I have been watching far to much British television (BBC shows like Sherlock and Doctor Who will be the death of me) and reading to much fan fiction of the same. I used the word 'shag' with my sister yesterday and have developed quite a fondness for it. (as well as the 'bloody' used as a curse of sorts not to mean that needed red stuff being smeared all over the place). American English sounds so dull and lame in comparison lol.

In other news I have a bit of writing going on. Saanrio and I have been working on a co-written piece that fits into the OFFF universe set four or so years into the future. We will probably finish writing it or get very close to done before posting that way both of our muses don't go, "meh we don't care anymore". I still have the UKISS one to finish in that universe and, as everyone knows, of Season and Spots (which I hope will be done soon!) I'm also working on revamping the universe with the goal of publication since the muses seem agreeable. If you have any help as to how to go about that, I will take any knowledge I can get my hands on.

I hope everyone's weekend treats them well!
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
2013-04-10 08:09 pm

Question for everyone...

I am seriously thinking of reworking my entire Of Flesh, Fur, and Fang series with the goal of getting it published. This would be an extensive reworking and would mean that not only would all the character names be changed but also some of the genders. (Let's face it main stream media would not be ready for that much homosexuality in on piece). Some would remain the same such as the Kangin/Leeteuk since that is such a part of who they are but just with different names. I would be rewriting some parts and possibly adding in new scenes for it all. I figure if it can work with 50 Shades of Gray and the other authors that started as fanfiction writers, why not me as well? So if you get a second cast your vote and let me know what you as readers think. Feel free to comment with your opinion as well.


[Poll #1907556]