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Friday, April 15th, 2011

Subject:FIC: Law Links (The Three Lands; original fiction)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:9:51 pm.
Cover for Law Links

Title: Law Links.
Author: Dusk Peterson.
Where to find me: Website, Dreamwidth blog, InsaneJournal mirror blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements of my fiction). I am serializing this novel weekly. This is the only announcement of it that I will make at this community. If you want to receive notices of each new chapter, please Friend my blog, subscribe to my blog's feed, or subscribe to my e-mail list
Series: The Three Lands, a fantasy series on friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one, but those of you who have may wish to know that Law Links begins twenty-one years before the beginning scene of Blood Vow.
Categories: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings (main plots) and male/female platonic feelings (subplots). Friendship fiction, mentor fiction, prisoner fiction, military fiction, spy fiction, slave fiction (subplots), family themes, race/ethnicity themes, and spirituality themes.
Note: You can also take part in the story discussions for this series or buy the e-book of all the novels and stories in the series.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Warnings: Boilerplate warning for all my stories. Warnings for this series.
Length: 160,000 words, divided into 27 serialized chapters.
Feedback: Yes, please.
Story summary: Few events are more thrilling in a Koretian boy's life than a blood feud between two villages. Or so Adrian thought. . .. Torn between affection toward his traditional-minded father and worship of his peace-loving, heretical priest, Adrian finds himself caught between two incompatible visions of his duty to the gods. Then the Jackal God sends Adrian a message that will disrupt his life and send him fleeing from a danger he knows too well.

"Sometimes I feel that he is as mysterious as the gods, and that he is hiding something of vital importance from me. Something that would transform my life."

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Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Subject:FIC: Re-creation (original slavefic & holiday fic)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:2:48 am.
Cover for Re-creation

Title: Re-creation.
Author: Dusk Peterson
Where to find me: Website, InsaneJournal blog, LiveJournal mirror blog, duskpetersonupdate (e-mail list with plain-text posts of my fiction), duskpetersonbooks (e-mail list with announcements only).
Categories: Original fiction. Main plot: Male/male platonic feelings (friendship fiction). Subplots: Male/female attraction and references to male/male attraction. Fantasy novelette. Any feedback welcome.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: What can you give a slave who, by law, can own nothing?
Series: The Three Lands, a fantasy series on friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace. You don't have to have read any of the other stories in the series to understand this one . . . but if you've read Blood Vow, you may like this story.
Note: This is a holiday gift fic for my readers.
Warnings.

He could not leave this room without his father's permission. And he could not imagine going to his father and saying, "Please let me go gather moss so that my slave can have a proper New Year for once."

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Subject:Songvids for my fics: original friendship fiction and mentorfic
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:9:43 pm.
Cover for Crossing the Cliff

Thought you folks might be interested in the songvids that I've been creating recently for my original friendship fiction and mentorfic. You can watch the vids online or download them. You can find the summaries to the stories either by watching the vids or by clicking on the links to the stories.

Crossing the Cliff. Gen, fantasy, darkfic, master/apprentice tale. The story (PG for violence).

Blood Vow. Gen (with het subplots), fantasy, darkfic, friendship fiction, lord/liegeman tale. The story (PG-13, mainly for violence).

Bard of Pain. Gen, fantasy, darkfic, friendship fiction, mentor/protege tale - a very dark friendship fic, but it doesn't stay dark. The story (PG-13 for violence).

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Subject:FIC: Bard of Pain 6/7 and 7/7 (original gen prisonerfic)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:7:34 am.
Cover for Bard of PainTitle: Bard of Pain – Chapters 6 and 7 (final chapters).
Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: A very brief summaryCollapse )
Note: As a holiday present, I'm posting the final two chapters of Bard of Pain today, so that those of you who have spare time during the holidays can read them.
Warnings.
Available formats: Free: HTML (online; click on the link and scroll down a bit). For sale: DOC, LIT, PRC, RTF, TXT, and MP3 (audio book).

"Now that they have me in their hands, they won't bother you. They know that I have all the answers they need." His voice grew lower. "I have been trying to prepare myself for that."

( Post comments on this chapter at my blog. )

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Subject:FIC: Bard of Pain 5/7 (original gen prisonerfic)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:4:31 am.
Cover for Bard of PainTitle: Bard of Pain – Chapter 5 of 7.
Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: A very brief summaryCollapse )
Warnings.
Available formats: Free: HTML (online; click on the link and scroll down a bit). For sale: DOC, LIT, PRC, RTF, TXT, and MP3 (audio book).

He had always feared fire the most.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Subject:FIC: Bard of Pain 4/7 (original gen prisonerfic)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:3:42 am.
Cover for Bard of PainTitle: Bard of Pain – Chapter 4 of 7.
Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: A very brief summaryCollapse )
Warnings.
Available formats: Free: HTML (online; click on the link and scroll down a bit). For sale: DOC, LIT, PRC, RTF, TXT, and MP3 (audio book).

He waited until his prisoner had subsided to shuddering gasps, and then leaned forward to wipe the blade once more. "We're bards of pain," he said, "and of all the bards in the world, you are the greatest."

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Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Subject:FIC: Bard of Pain 3/7 (original gen prisonerfic)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:6:56 pm.
Cover for Bard of PainTitle: Bard of Pain – Chapter 3 of 7.
Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: A very brief summaryCollapse )
Warnings.
Note: Not a work-in-progress; the story is finished and is being serialized weekly. I announced this novella last year in some places, but I'm reserializing it online in honor of the publication of the booktrailer (songvid), the e-book editions, and the audio edition. Click on the link for all of these; scroll down a bit for the online edition.

"Gasps, and then moans, followed by tears, sobs, curses, screams, pleas for the questioning to stop, more screams, protests that one doesn't know the information – and then the breaking."

( Post comments on this chapter at my blog. )

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Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Subject:FIC: Bard of Pain 2/7 (original gen prisonerfic)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:11:27 pm.
Cover for Bard of PainTitle: Bard of Pain – Chapter 2 of 7.
Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: A very brief summaryCollapse )
Warnings.
Note: Not a work-in-progress; the story is finished and is being serialized weekly. I announced this novella last year in some places, but I'm reserializing it online in honor of the publication of the booktrailer (songvid), the e-book editions, and the audio edition. Click on the link for all of these; scroll down a bit for the online edition. Also (*cough, cough*), I fixed the broken links.

The instruments on the wall, the tools on the table – they were as familiar to him as the toys of his childhood. He wondered, dimly, why his heart pounded in his chest, as though he were in a strange place.

( Post comments on this chapter at my blog. )

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Subject:FIC and SONGVID: Bard of Pain 1/7 (original fiction)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:5:44 pm.
Cover for Bard of PainTitle: Bard of Pain – Chapter 1 of 7 (with an accompanying songvid).
Author: Dusk Peterson (author's Website and author's blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant. ¶ As the world's most skilled torturer struggles with his change of fortune, he finds that his fate is intertwined with the destinies of an idealistic army commander, an affectionate prisoner, and a protégé who reveres the Lieutenant's art. . . but is on the wrong side of the conflict.
Warnings.
Note: Not a work-in-progress; the story is finished and is being serialized weekly. I announced this novella last year in some places, but I'm reserializing it online in honor of the publication of the booktrailer (songvid), the e-book editions, and the audio edition. Click on the story link for all of these.

The beginning of the end for him (or so it seemed at the time) came in the moment that he stepped into the shadow of Capitol Mountain and was assaulted by a stranger.

( Post comments on this chapter or the songvid at my blog. )

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Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Subject:Take Heroes Survey For New Book
Posted by:raissad.
Time:8:04 pm.
For info, click here.
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Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Subject:Heroes: HRG & Claire: Tourniquet 1/1
Posted by:raissad.
Time:6:08 pm.
Title: Tourniquet 1/1
Characters: HRG, Peter (Claire Mentioned)
Rating: PG-13 for themes
Type: Gen, Angst
Disclaimer: Copyright of Heroes is held by the respective owners. No infringement is intended.
Spoiler alert: Spoilers for S1 finale.
Summary: Peter consoles HRG.
Notes: This is a missing scene from “How Do You Stop An Exploding Man?"

Tourniquet
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Subject:Heroes: HRG & Claire: Somewhere Else 1/1
Posted by:raissad.
Time:5:59 pm.
Hi,

I've become a fan of Heroes in large part because of the wonderful relationship between HRG and Claire. There's precious little fic written around them, so I've written a couple myself. Enjoy!...

Title: Somewhere Else 1/1
Characters: HRG, Claire, Eden (Others Mentioned)
Rating: PG-13 for themes
Type: Gen, Angst
Disclaimer: Copyright of Heroes is held by the respective owners. No infringement is intended.
Spoiler alert: Spoilers through Parasite.
Summary: HRG ponders Claire's journeys.

Somewhere Else
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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Subject:I have found something to pimp yey.
Posted by:acaciaonnastik.
Time:3:22 pm.
Mood: content.
Title: Five Facts Ando Learned as Part of His Epic Quest to Help Save the World (and Possibly a Cheerleader or Two)
Fandom: Heroes
Characters: Ando&Hiro, Nathan&Peter, Hiro&Nathan
Rating: PG
Notes: I love this fic with a great love. It's an exploration of parallel relationships in a world going, if not actually mad, then at least severely neurotic. It's about dreamers and practicality, the "special" and the "unspecial", and the serious danger of death. It is awesome. Anyone who has the faintest idea what Heroes is about should read it immediately.
Quote: There are questions that you should never have to ask yourself. For example, Ando has found himself wondering if he could ever kill someone to save millions of lives. He thinks the answer is probably no. He just couldn’t take the responsibility. If you had asked him a month ago, he would say that Hiro couldn’t do it either. But things have changed and now Ando finds himself contemplating an even more disturbing question: What wouldn’t Hiro do to save millions of lives?
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Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Subject:This Is How We Roll: Hiro&Ando
Posted by:acaciaonnastik.
Time:2:05 am.
Mood: creative.
Heroes is a comic-book-inspired show about "ordinary people discovering extraordinary abilities." Superheroes, in fact, though no one has been seen in spandex or a cape or adopting a weird codename. Rather, they tend to behave more the way people probably would if discovering that they had suddenly become invulnerable/invisible/able to fly without wings. This often involves a certain amount of freaking out, for which they need the support of their friends and family. It's an ensemble cast, so there are several different interlinked sets of people who are close, rather than one set at the center.

Of course everyone has their own favorites. But let us begin with the pair who are on my icon: Hiro Nakamura and Ando Masahashi.

This is how we roll - spoilage kept to a minimumCollapse )

Fic Rec:

Times to Follow..., by shay_renoylds
A few missing scenes about the beginning of Hiro and Ando's journeys. Hints quite skillfully at details of Hiro's background that have since been made canon.
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Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Subject:FIC: Coded Messages (Original Fiction)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:12:51 am.
Title: Coded Messages.
Author: Dusk Peterson (author's Website and author's community LJ).
Series: Life Prison, a historical fantasy series about male desire and determination in Victorian prisons. You can understand this story without having read the previous story in the series.
Category: Original fiction. Main plot: Male platonic feelings. Subplots: Male platonic feelings and male homoerotic attraction.
Rating: PG-13 for references to (but not descriptions of) sex and violence.
Summary: One of them rapes prisoners. The other wants to help prisoners. So why are they talking to each other?
Note: Comments are disabled because there's a link at the end of the story to a LiveJournal blog where you – and members of other LJ communities where this notice is posted – may post comments.
Warnings.

"Sweet blood, Tom, sometimes I wonder at your innocence. Why do you think that your prisoners were sent to Compassion? It wasn't for lacing daisy chains."

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Posted by:cagedwriter61.
Time:3:23 am.
Can anyone reccomend any novels with prominent male-male friendship, besides Patrick O'Brian and Hornblower?




Also - in order to write a book on friendship, do you think it's necessary to have a degree in sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc?
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Posted by:cagedwriter61.
Time:4:32 am.
Does anyone seriously know of countries in which it is common for people to be platonically, physically affectionate in public? I suppose I mean mostly same-gender touching, but opposite gender is fine too, as long as it's platonic -- holding hands, touching overall, but nothing like making out or obviously romantic/sexual kisses.

I imagine some place like Italy, perhaps. I'm really looking for any trace at all of a country where it's day-to-day thing, if there's one at all.
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Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Subject:FIC: Night Shadow (Original)
Posted by:duskpeterson.
Time:11:23 pm.
Title: Night Shadow
Author: Dusk Peterson (author's Website and author's community LJ)
Category: Original fiction. Male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG.
Summary: A prince who could see beyond his borders but not see the people around him. . . . An enemy who would take any measure to get what he wanted. . . . And now a stranger would bring the prince news of an approaching danger.
Excerpt: "Kneeling on the ledge of the crenel that provided a gap in the tower's stonework, Farsight stared down at the hundred-foot drop and murmured to himself, 'If only I could see the people near me clearly. They seem so dim.'

"'That will be your death.'"

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Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Posted by:cagedwriter61.
Time:8:28 pm.
Just something I wrote in my own journal.



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So here I am again, wasting away time, waiting for it to be 8 or so before I go to bed. Currently, I'm thinking about family.


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Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Posted by:maggiebloome.
Time:12:56 pm.
Hey guys, I'm new, and I discovered this community in a ridiculously roundabout fashion - through Greebo, of all things.

Anyway, there doesn't seem to have been a Hornblower post yet, so I figure I'll provide.

For those who don't know about it, the series was written by CS Forester, who did a bit of a DNA and left us with a half-book, but that's okay because he got the beginning, middle and end down.

A&E made a miniseries of it, starring Ioan Gruffud, which is pretty cool. I'm mostly talking about that here, for the books try navalchronicle.

It's set in the earl 1800s, British Navy. The hero of the story is Horatio Hornblower, a born commander with (in the books, at least) terrible self esteem. Both the books and the movies do a great job of portraying the way people follow him, because he's just one of those people. His ideas are contagious, and people grow fond of him. The Boys is mostly him and William Bush, his best friend and first lieutenant, although in the movies we have the addition of the adorable Archie Kennedy, and the trio are so very, very fangirlable.

Stop! Screencap time!

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There's all these lovely scenes that show how much they care for each other. a scene where Hornblower's been punished by the crazy captain and not allowed to sleep for about 32 hours in a row, and when the captain's unconscious for plot reasons Horatio falls asleep on a pile of ropes, and Bush is all like "Let him sleep, he needs it." And when H gets volunteered to go blow up the fortress (probably being sent to his death) the other two both volunteer to go with him. They're not allowed to, though, and as H starts off towards the fort Bush is about to touch his shoulder, but he runs off too fast. I'm not going to spoil the ending but just *awww*.

Oh, and gen fic can be found at http://www.horatians.org/forum/index.php as well as general fandom.
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