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Consider yourself warned: this will be long.



Where do I even begin?

At the beginning, I suppose. This story was originally plotted at NorWesCon in 2011. souleswanderer listened to me ramble about an insane idea involving the Js, uber powerful fighting machines, and a post-apocalyptic world. She told me to go for it.

Along came sandymg who acted as my alpha and my friend. Her gentle guidance and encouragement kept me going.

vail_kagami listened to me ramble when she could give a crap about RPF fic. I suppose that's what best friends do, and trust me, she's the best.

summerholt sat with me for hours on our writing nights. She offered her scientific knowledge, patience, and most importantly, her friendship. I can't say how fortunate I am to have stumbled across her at NashCon 2011.

And my beta runawaydreamer: I would be lost without her. She took a mediocre story and turned into something I'm so proud of. Her enthusiasm, tireless energy, and incredible kindness will always be an inspiration to me. If I had half her grammar skills, I'd be set for life.

Finally, my artist apieceofcake. How the heck did I luck out and score an artist like her?! Did you see the art? Even if you don't care for the story, please give the art a look. It's incredible. I can't thank you enough, hon. You captured the true essence of the story.

I would like to thank wendy and thehighwaywoman for organizing such an amazing challenge. This is my first solo BB. I feel honored to be a part of such an fantastic event.

In the end, I simply ran out of time and didn't finish the story where I wanted to. I had so much more planned. There's always hope for a sequel one day.

Also, I considered doing a fanmix containing the music I listened to while writing this story. If you're interested, give a shout and I'll put it together.

Comments

runawaydreamer
Aug. 7th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
BRB, having a moment here. *dabs eyes*

I'm so glad you've had such a supportive group of people around you during his whole experience, and I'm beyond proud to have been a part of it. You're an incredible storyteller with incredible stories to tell. I'm so looking forward to the ride of whatever comes next. :D

*smothers with hugs*
nightrider101
Aug. 19th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm truly blessed when it comes to my friends (and people who are nice enough to tolerate my rambling). XD

My story was incredible because I had an awesome beta who helped shape into something beyond my wildest expectations. You wouldn't know anything about that, would you? ;)

I'm excited for my (see also: our) next project! Remember the barnacle because that's totally me.

*glomps*
runawaydreamer
Aug. 22nd, 2012 09:08 am (UTC)
Wow, that beta sounds like an angel sent from above! I wish I knew such an awesome person as that. 8D

But seriously. Lol. I never thought I'd be so happy to have my very own barnacle. You make it less about unwanted growths and more about nurturing awesomely epic fic! That's the best kind of barnacle, you know. ;)

*squeeze*