luciazephyr: golden tiger with pale green eyes ([DF] tyger tyger...)
[personal profile] luciazephyr
The Matter of Chicago is postponed indefinitely.

Sorry. But I have too many bad experiences linked to that fic to even look at it anymore. Maybe sometime in the future I'll finish it or post the story outline, but as it is...

I'm genuinely sorry, guys.

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Date: 2012-09-08 03:19 am (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster (Janine)
From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
offers ice cream and a spoon. Mints?

You do what you need, for as long as that need is.


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Date: 2012-09-08 04:07 am (UTC)
thene: Frank at the end of TTS, with his facemask open. (frank)
From: [personal profile] thene
I'm sorry. Creative well-poisoning is awful to deal with.
Edited (removing inane ponyo icon, FRANK UNDERSTANDS) Date: 2012-09-08 04:08 am (UTC)

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Date: 2012-09-08 05:52 am (UTC)
thene: and the space is filled with stars (centuries)
From: [personal profile] thene
That's what this is for, I figure; learning and meeting other minds.

Hope you can look back on it sometime in the future, once you've got a little distance from it.

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Date: 2012-09-08 04:46 am (UTC)
silentstep: the text "Team Hilarity" on a blue background, with sparkles (Default)
From: [personal profile] silentstep
*hugs* Your mental health always comes first. I hope things can be okay, and please know that there are many who care about you and appreciate your work. No matter what, you've still given a lot of readers a good thing.

Again, I hope things get better.

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Date: 2012-09-08 05:34 am (UTC)
paradoxical: (smile)
From: [personal profile] paradoxical
I don't think I have ever commented on your journal and I know that I'm just an unfamiliar voice in the crowd, but I just wanted to say that while I am disappointed that you've postponed The Matter of Chicago indefinitely, I am still very glad that you've written it because it is one of my favorite Dresden Files fics. Take all the time that you need or never finish it--what matters here is you and how you feel.

Thank you for what you have written.

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Date: 2012-09-08 05:48 am (UTC)
samjohnsson: It's just another mask (Default)
From: [personal profile] samjohnsson
Given what we've discussed regarding MoC, truthfully? I'm slightly surprised it hasn't been put on permanent hiatus prior to this. You look after yourself - that should be the priority.

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Date: 2012-09-08 06:46 am (UTC)
chez_cranky: Somewhat grainy pic of happy/nervous red & white corgi, ears up, tongue out, STARING RIGHT AT YOU! (Default)
From: [personal profile] chez_cranky
1) Take care of you. Always put on your own O2 mask, before seeing to your seatmates.

2) I loved the stuffing out of MoC. Between the story and the commentary, this creaky old dog acquired new ways of seeing the DF 'verse, fanon *and* canon-wise, and I'm much obliged.

3) Thanks for the ride, it was awesome!

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Date: 2012-09-08 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] killerkaleidoscope
It's totally okay to set a project aside, and very big of you to get up the courage to say so. Thanks for writing it, I had a lot of fun going along for the ride. Best wishes with your other endeavors.

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Date: 2012-09-08 06:54 am (UTC)
sockich: (Cuddles)
From: [personal profile] sockich
You do what you need to do to take care of yourself, everything else is secondary. *hugs*

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Date: 2012-09-08 01:43 pm (UTC)
petra: Barbara Gordon smiling knowingly (Default)
From: [personal profile] petra
I'm glad to hear that you're taking care of yourself.

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Date: 2012-09-08 04:20 pm (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
It really sucks when a personal happy place gets torn out from under you like that. :/ Go well, and do what you need to do.

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Date: 2012-09-08 08:22 pm (UTC)
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)
From: [personal profile] everbright
I can't add anything meaningful and original to the above, so I'll just say: what they said. Love and hugs darling.

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Date: 2012-09-09 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilgoody2sh.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear that. I don't have anything new to say other than take your time. I wish I can give you a hug or hot cocoa or cake or something.

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Date: 2012-09-09 04:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] giglet
Hi. I just finished reading "other things the road to hell is paved with" and wanted to let you know that it is one hell of a story: long and meaty and so so satisfying. Thank you. While more of the Matter of Chicago would be welcome, I feel like you've already given us the fabulous present of the novel. And now I get to go read the other things you've written. I'm really looking forward to that.

I'm glad to be acquainted with you, and I'm really glad that you are active in fandom, and I'm most glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself. This is all good. I hope your life gets easier for you soon.
Edited Date: 2012-09-09 04:19 am (UTC)

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Date: 2012-09-09 10:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marycontrary
Thank you for what you did write, and don't worry about what you didn't. I'm glad you've found a way to escape the pain it causes you.

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Date: 2012-09-12 05:46 am (UTC)
majoline: picture of Majoline, mother of Bon Mucho in Loco Roco 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] majoline
I just want to thank you so much for what you did write and thank you for introducing me to not only a wonderful fandom but one of my favorite and most reread fiction favs ever.

Thank you so much for sharing and thank you that so much of it is on the AO3 - downloads are amazing :)

I wish you only joy in your fannish endeavors. ♥

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Date: 2012-09-14 03:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dkwilliams
I am so sorry to hear that you've been made to feel badly about your story - that shouldn't happen to anyone. Yes, there can be problems within any story that people may not like - and the proper action for that reader is just to stop reading it, not to berate the writer. However, I have seen that happen to a friend who writes BDSM stories at she had writer's block for years, and it was done to me over an mpreg story, and it is very disheartening. In fact, I haven't been able to work up the enthusiasm to continue writing in that mpreg verse, partly because of those reactions. So I definitely know where you are coming from, and I am giving you virtual hugs.

Take care of yourself, take care of your inner muse, and write what makes YOU happy. That's the most important thing in the world. In the meantime, know that there are many of us who love the MoC stories and that we appreciate your giving us these amazing versions of Dresden and Marcone.

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Date: 2012-12-07 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gwendolynflight
I just looked you up to see if there had been any progress on MoC, and found this. I love this story, and I am genuinely saddened that it will never be completed. You are an incredibly talented writer, and I hope you stay active in the fandom, even if the trilogy itself will never be finished.

Thank You

Date: 2014-06-07 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] songofthestars
Hi. I know you have no idea who I am - I've read everything I can find that you've written about Marcone and Dresden, but I don't think I've left many comments. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for writing what you did and sharing it, because it's amazing.

While I'm terribly sad to know that there won't be any more of one of my top favorite stories, ever (and I do mean that - not just one of my favorite fanfic - one of my favorite pieces of written work, ever), I'm glad you put your mental health first.

You did what was right for you and I'm so glad you did.

Thank you, again, for sharing your work.

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