leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
*cough* Erm, I'm really, really sorry, but I can't keep my promises. This whole showdown is a lot more complicated for me to write than I initially thought. You see, there's various groups of people, doing various things at various places all at once (seriously, WHY did I think up something so extremely complicated?). So I've been changing things around a lot, going back to a certain fragment and adjusting bits and pieces...
I AM working on it, though. In fact, I've already written 12 k words (*cough, this is so gonna be 3 chapters, not 2), but due to the abovementioned I can't post anything yet.

I am really extremely sorry that I made promises about when I'd post and now can't keep them, but please be patient just a little while longer. I see, at least starrose17 has updated her fic, so... that's one WIP less that's making you wait during the angstiest parts, heh (in case you don't know "We met at the Park" yet, GO READ IT!)

Apologies again. I won't tell you any time frame now because it might end up with me not keeping my own deadlines again. But not VERY long anymore, I promise.
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
So, I decided to make a cover art and a wallpaper for myself. Thought I'd share in case anyone would like to have it.
I've made the wallpaper in various sizes. If you need another one please let me know :)



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leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
I'm sorry guys, but I just realized I won't be able to post the next chapter as quickly as I've been posting the others. The showdown is quite complicated, and I want to have it finished completely before I start posting parts of it. I think it's going to be two chapters, but posting half of it tomorrow and the second half a few days later won't work. It might turn out that I need to change a detail here and there which I may only realize toward the end.

So please be patient a little longer. I will try my utmost to get this son of a bitch of a showdown finished over the weekend ;) If I succeed, the epilogue will be posted next Tuesday ^^

Furthermore, I would like to invite you all to reply to this post with the following:

1. Is there anything you're missing in the story, like a character that hasn't gotten enough scenes/dialogue or an aspect I didn't cover yet which you'd like to see?

2. Is there anything you didn't completely understand?

Another reader recently asked me how Erik thinks when he's a shark, which I haven't explained sufficiently, I suppose. Well, the answer is that he does still think like more or less a human, but his instincts are much more animalistic (in regards of danger, food etc). After his parents' death, he never transformed into his human form again, so he became more of a shark, starting to think more like an animal than a human. You may remember that he didn't talk much in the first few chapters and slowly had to get used to everything again. But now that he's been among humans for a while he's adjusted to that again, is probably more in balance with his human and shark side than before.

3. Would you like to read a sequel/vignette? What would you like to see? And would you be interested in reading a sequel that has a second main pairing which would be m/f?

4. Any pairings you'd like to see mentioned?

Or anything else you can come up with/want to know etc. Please don't be shy to also point out mistakes, plot holes, etc etc. I'd be more than happy to hear your input.

And last but not least a HUGE thank you for all the lovely comments so far. They have very often made my day, and without them I would not have continued writing this fic so diligently. So again: THANK YOU!!! ♥
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (14/~16), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: R for language and mention of inhumane crimes.
Word Count: 5736
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Yes, um, it's going to be 16 chapters at least. And an epilogue ^^ As you noticed in the last chapter, Darwin had a brief cameo. I'm afraid that's all it's going to be, though. The idea presented itself to me quite spontaneously.
Furthermore, I'd like to ask you all something. The story has been only Charles' POV with one, now two scenes Erik's POV so far. I've been outlining the showdown and realized it will be difficult to stick to those two POVs only if I want to show everything that's happening. How would you feel about this sudden change in the showdown, if, let's say Sean or Moira would get a scene from their point of view?

Chapter 14 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (13/~15), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5519
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. so, we're getting close to the showdown now ^^ I'm not sure if it's going to be two more chapters after this one or even three. Oh, and there's going to be an epilogue, too.

Chapter 13 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (12/~15), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 7247
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. To make up for my late update now a pretty swift one. I had quite a run after the last chapter ^^ Thank you all so much for your lovely comments.

Chapter 12 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (11/~14), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 7709
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Warning: There's one minor little thing I might need to warn for, though it's in no way triggery or anything. Due to it being spoilery though, please scroll to the end of the chapter and see the warning in the additional AN.
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Sorry for the really late update this time. I was having a few busy days at work, and then a 3-day migraine killed all my creativity. I hope the rather epic length of this chapter can make up for the tardiness, however ;) The next chapter should follow swiftly again, though after that things will get a bit tricky and require intense planning. I'm not 100% sure I can stick to my 3-day rule beyond that point, but I will try my best.


Chapter 11 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (10/~14), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 5567
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Sorry for the belated update. I promised Monday, but I was feeling kinda meh after the wedding. Not much sleep and all that (I had a blast though and even caught the bouquet ^^).
Also, forgive me for mostly making up the inner layout of the Myrtle Beach Aquarium. They don't have a very specific floor plan on their website, so I sort of went with a version of what I could put together from the info and from what I saw at Sea Life, London. Oh, and, yes, Sand Tiger sharks really DO that ^^ (though here in the video is the final result... I should upload the others too)


Chapter 10 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (9/~14), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 5539
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Thank you guys a MILLION for the amazing feedback to the last chapter. You were so motivating that I managed to finish the next one before I have to leave for that wedding tomorrow. And the next chapter is even already started. Wow, seriously, I've never been more motivated before.
And did you see? [livejournal.com profile] raver_sprite drew me another fanart. Yay!


Chapter 9 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (8/?), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13/mild R for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 4127
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Again thank you all so much for the lovely feedback. I'm loving all the input and questions, as well as the constructive criticism. I'm going to a wedding this weekend, so I'm not sure I'll be able to finish another chapter before that. I'll try my best, but it's possible I'll only update sometime early next week.

Chapter 8 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (7/?), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: R for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 5535
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Warnings: Major angst in this chapter, mention of torture and violence.
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Again thank you all so much for the lovely feedback. I'm loving all the input and questions, as well as the constructive criticism.

Chapter 7 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (6/?), Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 4339
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. And sorry, I've been horrible with replying to all the lovely feedback you've given me. I'll promise to reply more in the future again, but I've been very busy lately.

The lovely [livejournal.com profile] raver_sprite made a gorgeous fanart to a scene in Chapter 2. You should all go and take a look if you haven't yet. I was so, so extremely flattered and touched!!! ♥

Furthermore, I dedicate this chapter to [livejournal.com profile] shadadukal who reminded me of a little detail that prompted the main idea for this one. Not gonna say anything so I won't spoil you others ^^

So, if any of you also have ideas or see something I've missed or haven't considered (or if you find any stupid typos or other errors) please go ahead and tell me. I won't bite... as Erik may do :D

Chapter 6 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (5/?), Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 6800
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed.

Chapter 5 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (4/?), Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 3566
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Again, somewhat slow with the next update, sorry. I also had another story to finish with deadline today ^^ This chapter is a little shorter than the previous ones. Hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 4 )
leandraholmes: (Quintus Maximus)
Title: Veni, Vidi, Amavi
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leandralocke
Fandom: Star Trek RPS
Pairing: Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto - for Pinto Pornapalooza II - August 2011
Rating: NC-17
Prompt: Roman slave fic
Word Count: 7630
Warnings: mention of past dub-con - This is ancient Rome, and we're talking about slaves here

A/N: I'm a little anal when it comes to historical credibility, so I adjusted their names to something that would make sense ~ 100 AD. Fortunately, a version of Christopher already existed then in the Greek name Khristophoros. Zachariah existed as well, but since Zach was supposed to be a Roman citizen he could not have a Jewish name. The options for male first names is rather limited in ancient Rome, so Quintus was the only thing close enough ^^ As for the surnames (one for the gens, the other for the family) I picked from a list of common names of that time.
YES I'M A RESEARCH NERD. SUE ME!! :D And I'm still convinced I made dozens of mistakes nevertheless. Ah well ^^

Most of all though I should mention that I'm made of EPIC FAIL. This was supposed to be porn, right? Err well. I've no idea why this happened, but somehow it turned out more complex and plot-centered than I had intended. Could be because I've had this idea over a year ago already and had started writing, and now recycled it for Pornapalooza. The original idea was even a lot longer than this one.
Okay, now without further ado because I'm already boring you do death (sorry ^^)...

ETA: Ah, latin grammar fail. I've just been informed that the vocative case - the direct address - of Dominus is Domine. Yeah well, I never studied Latin ^^ And I know why! It seems rather complicated ^^

Veni, Vidi, Amavi )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (3/?), Chapter 1, Chapter 2
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: ~4800
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. Thank you all for the lovely comments. I had promised to update every 2-3 days, but a rather busy weekend got in the way and I didn't have enough time and peace to edit the next chapter. So, I hope every 2-4 days is still frequent enough :)

Chapter 3 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (2/?), Chapter 1
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Still un-beta'ed. The plot is pretty much mapped out, and I'm progressing quickly. So you don't have to worry that this WIP won't get finished or updated frequently.

Chapter 2 )
leandraholmes: (Charles Eric Kiss)
Title: Beneath the Surface (1/?)
Fandom: X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik
Genre: AU; Drama/Romance
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter, possibly up to NC-17 later.
Word Count: 6k
Summary: Charles is a young marine biologist and activist that, one day, makes the find of his lifetime. Inspired by this fanart
Author's Note: Un-beta'ed. Started writing this after inspiration struck me two days ago ^^ I am very sure I'll finish this and will be updating frequently, though, as I've mapped out the entire plot already.

Chapter 1 )
leandraholmes: (Default)
I'll be in London from Monday, 1st August to Thursday the 4th. I'd have time to meet up on Tuesday and Wednesday if any of you would want to. I have no specific plans yet (and am not too keen on major touristy sightseeing stuff), so I'm pretty much up for anything ^^

Let me know if you want to meet.

ETA: date modified as a reminder ^^
So... anyone?
leandraholmes: (James Penelope mirror)
Title: You're Still You
Fandom: Penelope, Penelope/Johnny
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1600
Summary: Johnny's POV throughout the penultimate scene of the film.
Author's Note: I freakin LOVE this movie. Seriously! It's the most beautiful modern fairytale I have ever seen. If you don't know it go check it out, but beware: your teeth might fall out from all the sweetness ^^

And I can feel your heart in mine - your face I've memorized )

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