Fandom Foray

Tomorrow. Even though my usual 4th Saturday clashes badly with the huge Johto event for Pokemon GO!, I’ll still plan to update Unexpected and Vassal. In fact, I’ll be working on those chapters today, so go ahead and drop your prompt suggestions over on my Ko-fi account. ::twinkle::

On a related note, if you need a friend during Pokemon GO! Tour: Johto, drop me an email with your friend code: always dot forthright at gmail dot com.


Fandom Foray. Every month, I’m hosting a foray into fandom on my Ko-Fi account. Usually, I’d be working up a handful of Vassal chapters for you, but because of Travis Baldree’s narration of Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology, I’m doing things a bit differently for May’s updates. No Vassal (boo), but I’ve prepared TWO new chapters of Unexpected. One just posted, and you’ll have another later this afternoon. Enjoy!

Ko-fi Event

Starting Now. If you’re into my InuYasha stuff, I’m officially starting my fandom foray over on Ko-fi. Expect updates to Vassal throughout the day. (You can suggest a prompt on the “Prompt Me Promptly” post over there.) Miroku & Sesshoumaru are my opening act. I’ll add some chapters to Vassal today. The headliner is definitely Unexpected, and a new chapter will post around 4pm. Then I’ll wrap up for the day roundabout 5pm. All very low key. Drop by and chat with me there.

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Apple for the Teacher. To help celebrate the return of Unexpected to “active” status, we’ve added an apple pattern to the shops. Up until now, I focused on giving fandom book covers to completed stories. Over the next few months, we’ll fit in ongoing serials, then work our way through odds-and-ends, right down to the last drabble. ::twinkle::

Summary: Kagome is the principal of an elementary school. Inuyasha is one of their two janitors. [Contemporary AU. Inuyasha x Kagome] STORY LINK.

For those of you who don’t have much interest in my fandom writing, the only real connection you’ll care about is that … Unexpected is the story I borrowed a few things from for Tamiko and the Two Janitors. (Mostly an apple orchard, a local college, some town names, & two janitors, one of which indeed has red hair.) Honestly, the plot of Unexpected bears NO resemblance to Tamiko’s story. It’s unique. And I’m ready to see it through. Many thanks to readers who’ve waited more than a decade for an update. To quote the tale, “Courage has its reward.” And so does patience. 

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This is… Unexpected

I’m fielding a fandom friend’s question here on the blog since my answer may be interesting to others (if not everyone). ::twinkle::

The Question
Don’t know where else to ask so here it goes. Will you be continuing ‘Unexpected’ on Not being demanding or anything, just need to quell my curiosity and also see if there’s any way to persuade you to finish it. It’s been my favorite for so long now.

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My Answer
This is an excellent place to ask. And opportune timing, since I have recently added Unexpected to my writing schedule. I even announced it, though in a place where nobody knows to look for the little hints and rumors I enjoy generating.

I recently secured a Ko-fi account, which I plan to use for fandom fun. Beginning next year (tentatively March 2021) I will host a monthly “event,” reminiscent of Drabble/Drawble Nights of old. And as a finale for the day, I’ll add a new chapter to Unexpected.

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For those not familiar with the site, Ko-fi work like … like a tip jar. If you want to show your appreciation for my efforts, you can “buy me a coffee.” The money (all of it) is sent directly to my PayPal account. This is a good option for people who aren’t able to commit to a monthly pledge (that’s how Patreon works). Nothing much will happen over there until next year, when I pick up Unexpected and Vassal for our Ko-fi dates. Look forward to it!