-Good! And thank you for letting me know you were wondering about that – I’m really happy to have gotten asks about this recently, because I want to get over some of my fear and hesitation about really trying to do something original, and the encouragement means so much to me. I’ve written 3 novels and a couple of novellas and they all had a few good things but were mostly a mess because I rushed through them too quickly, but I feel like I’ve at least gotten mature enough to try to write something original more carefully and not have a nervous breakdown if it doesn’t materialize into an excellent first draft in six months or whatever my old insane goals were. I would definitely announce it here! I actually plan to spend most of next year working on something that I want to sell on Amazon/Kindle, so I will put a link up here for sure whenever I finish it. Thank you again for the support :)

-aosdjfoisdfjd jesus man thank you!! As much as I would like to try harder to do original stuff, fandom means so much to me, and I always hope it shows in the earnesty of the fics if nothing else. Part of the reason I’ve hesitated to try to monetize writing at all is because I get so much pure joy out of hearing that people are enjoying these fanfics, and they’ve been this kind of sacred thing for me over the years, as goofy as that probably sounds. Thank you so much for making me feel welcome here – being able to insta-publish stories online and having an audience for them has meant more to me in the past ten years than I could possibly convey. <3

(**PS, I got up to 5k on the last chapter of the summer camp AU today, finally! Let’s hope this means I can update it on Friday, for real this time)

-Good! And thank you for letting me know you were wondering about that – I’m really happy to have gotten asks about this recently, because I want to get over some of my fear and hesitation about really trying to do something original, and the encouragement means so much to me. I’ve written 3 novels and a couple of novellas and they all had a few good things but were mostly a mess because I rushed through them too quickly, but I feel like I’ve at least gotten mature enough to try to write something original more carefully and not have a nervous breakdown if it doesn’t materialize into an excellent first draft in six months or whatever my old insane goals were. I would definitely announce it here! I actually plan to spend most of next year working on something that I want to sell on Amazon/Kindle, so I will put a link up here for sure whenever I finish it. Thank you again for the support :)

-aosdjfoisdfjd jesus man thank you!! As much as I would like to try harder to do original stuff, fandom means so much to me, and I always hope it shows in the earnesty of the fics if nothing else. Part of the reason I’ve hesitated to try to monetize writing at all is because I get so much pure joy out of hearing that people are enjoying these fanfics, and they’ve been this kind of sacred thing for me over the years, as goofy as that probably sounds. Thank you so much for making me feel welcome here – being able to insta-publish stories online and having an audience for them has meant more to me in the past ten years than I could possibly convey. <3

(**PS, I got up to 5k on the last chapter of the summer camp AU today, finally! Let’s hope this means I can update it on Friday, for real this time)

Anonymous said: I've spent so damn long going through all of your Style fics, your writing is just amazing! I think I've managed to go through them all, and that's a little disappointing. Your writing is actually a huge part of the reason I'm so invested in that pairing (and, to a lesser extent, the show) and the fact that I've spent entire days reading South Park gay fanfiction may in fact be the most embarrassing thing I've ever admitted. Have a nice day!

Thank you so much!! I know that disappointing feeling of getting to the end of a fanfic catalog I’ve enjoyed, wah, so I take that as a big compliment — but there is more Stan/Kyle to come from me! I’ve slowed down with posting recently, but I’ve got a bunch of drafts and ideas in the works.

Man, I’ve spent the better part of WEEKS working on SP fanfiction, and there is something embarrassing about it out of context, but if you really think about it it’s kind of the perfect canon to write fic and do fan art about?! Or at least seriously underrated, in general slash fandom terms. There are so many potentially huge, buried character and relationship backstories to expand on, all the surreal stuff to work with, and more homoerotic content than any other canon I’ve encountered, tbh.

I really appreciate the note - thanks again and stay tuned for more fics!

liein:

lalondes hollyhark

Have you two seen this?!??

haaa!! okay just now seeing this, and thank you, I needed some inspiration for my Clyde is Meechum story. It has not been forgotten, and it’s from Wendy’s POV so get ready.

Anonymous said: i'm not the same anon who asked about favorite/least favorite characters you write, but i just wanted to say that i think your tweek is really spot-on. my problem with most portrayals of tweek is that he is written as too melodramatic, but i think your version of him is perfectly neutral. i always get excited when i see him in yours fics!

Oh that’s awesome to hear, thanks for telling me! I do try to be careful with not messing it up when I include him, because I have loved his features in canon - the Gnomes episode, his role as the ‘new friend,’ and he was very cute in the SOT video game. He’ll probably show up as a background character in the Cop/FBI agent Stan/Kyle story at some point. :)

1. Shit, I didn&#8217;t realize that either. I&#8217;m disappointed by the whole thing. Back when the episodes were on Netflix I would rewatch them from time to time, but I haven&#8217;t bothered since they were taken off of instant watch. It sucks, because watching old episodes would usually give me new ideas for fics/remind me of old dropped plotlines or character details. Lame.
2. Thank you so much for the note, and thank you for the questions!
a. My favorites to write about are Stan and Kyle, because I need to tell their ~epic love story~ in at least 8,000 different ways and I love writing about their childhood closeness and how I see it growing and changing as they get older. I love writing about Cartman because of the comic potential, especially when it comes to putting him in humiliating situations or making him the insane foil who is spouting dramatic nonsense. I love writing Butters, too, because his voice is really distinctive and I think he&#8217;s a very elastic character who can be comic, romantic and angsty in the same story. Kenny is one of the harder ones to write because his voice is literally obscured in canon and what is shown of his character is so over the top and both really black and white (morally, I guess) and yet also very vague?? but I do really enjoy writing him as this Stan/Kyle historian who is slightly envious of their relationship but also very protective of it.
I tend to avoid writing Tweek and Jimmy because it&#8217;s really hard to get their dialogue right in text without spelling it out in awkward ways, if that makes sense. I also get kind of nervous about writing Randy because I feel like his presence can be too goofy and disrupt the tone, since his voice is so distinct on the show in terms of a cheap joke that pops up from the background or whatever. I have never tried to write Chef, because I&#8217;m not sure where canon leaves that character and I got into fandom after he&#8217;d already been killed off in that bizarre revenge episode, which is sad, because I love his role in the earlier episodes. By the time I got into fandom Chef wasn&#8217;t represented in fan works and had been semi-vilified on the show. It&#8217;s a pretty big/weird disconnect from the early years of the canon, especially since Damien, Pip, Gregory and Christophe still show up enough to feel &#8216;alive&#8217; in fandom - I suppose being &#8216;shippable&#8217;/represented romantically in fan art saved them. 
b. Not so much alternate endings as alternate approaches that I swerved away from early on - Spirit Animals was originally much darker, about actual disembodied Kenny ghosts, and Herbert Garrison&#8217;s Night School was originally going to be from 5 different points of view to show each love story explicitly as it developed &#8212; but then just telling Stan and Kyle&#8217;s was over 200k of content, so I&#8217;m glad I stuck with one.

1. Shit, I didn’t realize that either. I’m disappointed by the whole thing. Back when the episodes were on Netflix I would rewatch them from time to time, but I haven’t bothered since they were taken off of instant watch. It sucks, because watching old episodes would usually give me new ideas for fics/remind me of old dropped plotlines or character details. Lame.

2. Thank you so much for the note, and thank you for the questions!

a. My favorites to write about are Stan and Kyle, because I need to tell their ~epic love story~ in at least 8,000 different ways and I love writing about their childhood closeness and how I see it growing and changing as they get older. I love writing about Cartman because of the comic potential, especially when it comes to putting him in humiliating situations or making him the insane foil who is spouting dramatic nonsense. I love writing Butters, too, because his voice is really distinctive and I think he’s a very elastic character who can be comic, romantic and angsty in the same story. Kenny is one of the harder ones to write because his voice is literally obscured in canon and what is shown of his character is so over the top and both really black and white (morally, I guess) and yet also very vague?? but I do really enjoy writing him as this Stan/Kyle historian who is slightly envious of their relationship but also very protective of it.

I tend to avoid writing Tweek and Jimmy because it’s really hard to get their dialogue right in text without spelling it out in awkward ways, if that makes sense. I also get kind of nervous about writing Randy because I feel like his presence can be too goofy and disrupt the tone, since his voice is so distinct on the show in terms of a cheap joke that pops up from the background or whatever. I have never tried to write Chef, because I’m not sure where canon leaves that character and I got into fandom after he’d already been killed off in that bizarre revenge episode, which is sad, because I love his role in the earlier episodes. By the time I got into fandom Chef wasn’t represented in fan works and had been semi-vilified on the show. It’s a pretty big/weird disconnect from the early years of the canon, especially since Damien, Pip, Gregory and Christophe still show up enough to feel ‘alive’ in fandom - I suppose being ‘shippable’/represented romantically in fan art saved them.

b. Not so much alternate endings as alternate approaches that I swerved away from early on - Spirit Animals was originally much darker, about actual disembodied Kenny ghosts, and Herbert Garrison’s Night School was originally going to be from 5 different points of view to show each love story explicitly as it developed — but then just telling Stan and Kyle’s was over 200k of content, so I’m glad I stuck with one.

skrtomg:

This is on Tumblr elsewhere but I haven’t seen anyone in the fandom passing it around?

Long story short version: Matt and Trey sold the rights to exclusively stream SP, including new episodes, to Hulu for three years, for $80 million. It will probably be behind a paywall. SPS will still stream new episodes and 30 episodes from the catalogue.

“Content came out of its hole, saw its shadow and ran back down the hole for protection,” Mr. Stone said over coffee in New York this week. “What we do is expensive, it takes a lot of people, and it makes sense to put it through windows in a way that produces a lot of value. We do what we do because we act like we own the stuff and try to surf whatever wave is out there.”

But wait, Matt Stone isn’t done rhapsodizing on the value of money:

“We love that Hulu has two sources of revenue — advertising and subscriptions — and that they were willing to work with us to make sure that the new stuff was always available to fans,” Mr. Stone said.

Holly will love this gem:

Speaking by phone, Mr. Parker said that he did not exactly listen closely on business conference calls

So long story short, the era of every SP episode online for free is ending. Farewell!

I lol’d. I’m glad that Matt is on record saying that Trey is passive aggressive and hides behind him rather than confronting literally anyone directly, not that it really needs to be said.

(via 2originalcents)

I’ve gotten way behind on asks and everything else, I’m sorry! Still hoping to have summer camp updated by next Sunday, but this work week might be crazy so who knows - hopefully I’ll have a few good writing days. This is the part of summer when my writing  always slows down anyway, but I don’t want it get too backed up - I’ve still got a lot of stuff I want to do this year!

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1. Why Stan/Kyle – I don’t mind the question at all, I like talking about my reasons for shipping! Stan/Kyle combines two of the dynamics I really love: best friends become lovers (especially if they are best friends who grew up together/shared a childhood) and the protector/person who needs/desires/enjoys protection. For Stan and Kyle I guess it goes beyond ‘protection,’ but I’ve always enjoyed how Stan is supportive of Kyle and comes to his defense, even when Kyle is being whiny and ridiculous (like crying over his Farmville crops). Kyle is still pretty immature on the show, at least when it comes to his relationships (still hasn’t learned how to ignore Cartman’s trolling, etc.), but he’s also demonstrably good at plotting and strategy, and I think as they grow up together Kyle’s concrete ideas and Stan’s earnest ideals (and willingness to quickly leap into action) would be a good combination in terms of supporting each other as a couple. As kids on the show – and especially in the video game – I just love how devoted they are to each other. When Kyle puts on his crown, Stan takes up his sword to defend his love’s honor ;______; I also think your best friend is the perfect person to fall in love with, if you’re both also attracted to each other - you already love spending time together, probably have lots in common, and trust each other with your secrets, etc.!

2. Harry Potter Houses – My answers are kind of boring/predictable, but here they are:

Gryffindor: Stan, Kenny, Jimmy

Ravenclaw: Kyle, Wendy, Token

Slytherin: Cartman, Craig, Bebe

Hufflepuff: Clyde, Butters, Christophe (I like the idea that he would be horrified and snarl in the direction of his fellow Hufflepuffs, but think about it – he jumped to help out some strangers in the movie and yet wasn’t much of an actual leader, he just really believed in the cause! And he kind of blindly trusted Cartman, which screwed him over – and which is totally something Clyde and Butters would do, too)

Tweek, of course, is a ghost who haunts the girls’ bathroom.

3. ST Kink days – Oh man, it was really fun – I loved how that meme was so unabashedly off the wall and yet not often mean spirited, and how it often felt like a conversation with other anons. Glad you enjoyed the fills – participating in an active meme like that is one of the few things I miss about being in a mega fandom.

4. Circus AU – Wah, okay, I was just telling Sekrit on Wednesday that I’d given up on doing this, but if we’re talking in the coming years – maybe? In the past I’ve been bad about returning to things if I don’t power through them in six months or so, but I’ve been slowing down in general and I don’t think that’s a bad thing, since my ability to commit to projects that aren’t finished in a short time has improved. I think the problem with Circus AU was that I was originally envisioning it as this sprawling epic of at least 50k, and I could never decide what the central conflict would be, but if I did it as a kind of vignette at around 10-20k it could still be really fun to write about all the details of the AU without doing an epic story built around them. So yeah, that is something I can re-add to my long list of SP projects, now that I know there is still interest in it. Thanks so much for asking – I wish I had written or at least started it already, but I’m happy to know you’re thinking about it, and getting asks about it renews my determination to give it a try.

doorposts:

Is anyone else’s bathroom TV possessed

The only truly relevant Dashcon post.

Anonymous said: what is a kink you would like to write, but haven't yet? alternatively, what is your favorite kink that you have written about in your fanfiction career? (if you don't mind my asking)

I don’t mind this question at all, so thanks for asking — I’ll put the answer under a cut for those who would rather not hear about porn.

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catingaytor:

hollyhark:

lalondes:

lalondes:

but consider this: cartman and wendy as frank and claire underwood

hollyhark said: YES. Clyde is the man servant they have a threesome with.

HOLLY I’M S CREAMING

I kind of want to write this ?? !??!

oh man please

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this would make the best fic ever…………

I was kind of considering devoting tomorrow to writing and this and NOW I MUST OMG THIS IS SO GREAT haaaaaaaaaaaaa perfect perfect and I love that Clyde looks hot and Cartman is all gross and grabby and suave skirt suit Wendy ahhhhhhhhh.

IDK if it will be the best fic ever but I’m gonna give it a shot in honor of this awesome fan art and general idea ;__;