Anonymous said: This might be a silly thing to ask after so long, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. I just finished reading Garrison's Night School for the second time, and Kenny mentions a quilt his mother made for his and Butters' baby and they bring it to the hospital when they confront the Scotches about seeing the baby. However, I don't think we ever found out what happened to it after Kenny's big blow-out with Butter's dad. So, did Butters ever get the quilt for Daisy?

Aw, I actually really like this question, so thank you for asking. I didn’t even remember this detail myself, but I was reading over the final chapter and the quilt does get a tiny mention when Stan and Kyle go to Butters’ apartment to pick Elway up:

"Hey, fellas!" Butters said when he pulled open the door. He turned to the kids, who were playing on the floor, sitting on the quilt that Kenny’s mother had made for Daisy. "Look who’s here!" Butters said, though Ellie was already looking, beaming at them.

So, yes! I’m actually pretty into the Kenny & Butters dynamic in this story after Kenny’s return, and how things would be complicated between them, and I want to write about it more in the sequel where they all take a vacation together when the girls are about 13 years old. That’s definitely on my list for stories to do next year.

Anonymous said: Hey, just passing by to say that i love your fanfics. Scenic route was the fist south park fic I ever read and it was mind blowing, and you actually made me cry with Leave the Pieces. I think it has one of the best Stan/Kyle moments ever (in the second part of the fic, when they start their "kissing routine" until the moment Stan snaps and kisses Kyle), and your version of Kenny is one of my favorites so far. Anyway, love your work, hope you keep up with it. Kisses :)

Thank you so much! I think that was my favorite moment in Leave the Pieces, too, at least in terms of Stan/Kyle. I was afraid those four chapters or so after the restart would feel like a separate story, but I did want to show everything they got back in detail after all that struggle. I’m a fan of huge epilogues that go deeply into reward moments for the character lol. I do have a lot more Stan/Kyle and South Park stuff in general planned - thank you again for the note and the encouragement! :)

This is just a quick note to say that I’m sorry I haven’t been around much lately. Summertime is busy for me, and hopefully after Dragoncon I’ll be more on top of things. I’m pushing my summer camp update goal back to Sunday, but I’ve made good progress on the chapter this week and it’s up to around 9k now, so I feel pretty good about it. My list of stuff I want to work on feels really big/long/uncut at the moment, but once I get summer camp fic done I’ll be less stressed about that, I think!

Anonymous said: What timezone are you in?

Eastern. Any reason you want to know?

Anonymous said: Do you have any Style fic recommendations? I've already read all of your fics but I'd like to read more!

Yeah, thanks for asking! I’ve been meaning to make a Stan/Kyle rec list (I thought I had, but only in scattered comments over the years):

SekritOMG was the most influential South Park writer for me in terms of making me want to settle into this fandom and try writing longer stories myself. She really brings Stan and Kyle to life for me, her execution is always thoughtful, plot and character choices are both appropriate in terms of drawing from canon and are also often unique in the fandom, and her stories are both very funny and emotionally effective, to the point of making me just ache for things to go right for Stan and Kyle, wah.

My favorite of hers is an AU: The Rectum is a Tomb

This domestic/holiday story is delightful, and it introduced me to the concept of cock docking, which is forever a Stan/Kyle tradition for me now: Fruits and Birds

Her high school Stan/Kyle getting-together story is one of the first she did, and already the voices of major and minor characters are spot on, I think: The Other Table

Julads is my favorite newer writer. She writes with a confidence and style that I really admire, and I feel like she ‘gets’ Stan and Kyle. Her fics always feel very true to their dynamic together, and she does an excellent job balancing of humor and emotion, which I find ~essential~ in my South Park reading.

Rerooted - Is her ‘high school prom’ story that takes an approach to that typical subject matter that I really love.

Substatrum - Kyle and Stan share an apartment and the tension in their friendship builds into something more.

Two Christmases - A holiday fic about Stan and Kyle dealing with their families, a subject that is addressed very well here and something I love reading about in general (it’s also a sequel to the above story).

Swarm & Handle - An amazing historical AU about Stan and Kyle hopping trains together. Contains my favorite Stan/Kyle first time scene that I’ve read so far, an excellent Kenny, and lots of fantastic and absorbing detail in the world building.

Petroica traversi has written some great Stan/Kyle:

Hamamelidaceae Cute oneshot about Stan associating plant names with Kyle.

Gay Pirates - An AU where Kyle is a captive on Cartman’s pirate ship, and Stan takes care of him.

Black Mirror - Responsibly researched and well-handled WWII AU.

SqueakGirl was a writer of mostly fluffy romance that I really enjoyed:

Of Love and Marriage - Cute fic that starts out when they are show-age.

Things This Apartment Needs - Very enjoyable domestic fic.

Dirt Wizard by Applecrumbledore is excellent, and I also love Missed Connections (beware some heavy Kyle/Cartman content in the getting-to-Style process).

Jerk by Delires is a short but good porn story, and if you like that you could check out her other two Stan/Kyle stories.

I don’t like a lot of the older stuff, but I’m sentimental about Red String, which was the first South Park fic first I ever read (warning: it’s unfinished in a kind of devastating way).

Psychic BS was also a fun read when I was first looking into the fandom, but I wouldn’t say it’s well written and I honestly don’t remember that much of it.

Check out the Stan/Kyle section on the Kink Meme for anything you might have missed there. There’s some great stuff by anons that hasn’t been posted elsewhere to my knowledge.

My SP reading has slowed down lately — I’ve been struggling with time management and mostly trying to get my own fics done — but I recently read the first chapter of a WIP called Losing Days by GhostGenocide. It’s enjoyable and looking promising so far!

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-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!

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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.