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Chapter 11, A Harsh and Dreadful Thing, is available for your perusal in the usual location. [Read from the beginning.]

It feels good to be alive.

Date: 2007-07-19 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Um, that is all. Thank you for continuing to write this.

Date: 2007-07-19 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad I found where I was going with it. I felt like crap leaving it undone.

Thank you for continuing to read!

Date: 2007-07-20 03:44 am (UTC)

Date: 2007-07-21 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you. It's nice to be home again. I am sick and cannot be more fullsome and coherent. Perhaps later. The Dostoevsky quote gives wonderful perspective on the whole thing. What the hell is Aurora up to?

Will the X-Men appear when the freedom train heads south?

Date: 2007-07-23 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The X-Men are coming up in the next chapter, yes! Aurora's keeping her eye out for now--she's an independent thinker.

Dorothy Day was fond of quoting that bit of Dostoevsky, so there's a Catholic Worker connection as well.

Glad you enjoyed!

Date: 2007-12-17 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I miss your fic! Hope you're well and that your silence has meant that even more exciting things are happening in your life than the Heart's Landscape.

As I said once before, I think you are a spectacular writer and I hope to read other things by you, fanfic or not.

A year

Date: 2007-08-10 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Has it really been that long since the last chapter was posted?

It's great. You've got a wonderful treasury of characters here. Keep going. I'd frankly like to see this whole Joel thing to end up a trilogy (at least).

slow fascist reads fast chapter

Date: 2007-08-31 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In a weird coincidence-ish thing, I was finally able to read this chapter today. Took me a few pages to get back into the swing of THL, but really, it was thrilling. It's enthralling to watch everyone's conflicting plans and beliefs getting tangled up and thwarted and reshaped. The prose style felt more workaday than usual, but... I can't bring myself to care much when the story is this good. Provocative, troubling, incredibly relatable.

I believe pretty strongly that with WIPs, the author doesn't actually owe anyone any more than is already written--we all knew it was unfinished when we signed up for it--so this isn't a plea for more--you should write what you need to write.

But regardless of what you end up doing with it--finishing it, cannibalizing it, anything--I could see your writing changing people's lives. So glad to read another prickly chapter of this Northern Flowering Cactus.

As for other things, I don't have anything useful to say, but will be offering a rosary for you tomorrow after Mass.

All best & thanks.

Re: slow fascist reads fast chapter

Date: 2007-09-02 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This comment meant a lot to me, although for some reason I didn't respond right away. I certainly do plan to finish it--I have a number of projects on the go, but this is back on the table and my inspiration's back as well.

Thanks, as always.

Re: slow fascist reads fast chapter

Date: 2007-09-04 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whoo!! (I mean, I try to be all philosophical about WIPs, but I want more as much as the next person!)

Also, meant to ask if you've read anything by Octavia Butler. I've only read a bunch of her short stories, but there are things in them I think you'd appreciate.

Date: 2008-08-25 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just finished reading your x-men fanfic Aphanes and I wanted to let you know how powerful, moving, and well-written it was.

Depression runs in my family, and some of what you wrote really struck home to me. At the same time, it was a delight to see Joel change and grow and accept the imperfection of himself and others.

Thank you for writing this piece of fiction; it was a pleasure to read.

Date: 2010-01-24 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I only found these stories last summer, and I'm really glad I did, though I'm having trouble explaining why without being trite, or disclosing things that aren't mine to disclose. Today I really wanted to read them again (I'm a dork like that), but the site is down. I realize they're practically ancient in internet years, but they're still pretty new to me, and I would really like to reread them. If you could renew the site, or post them somewhere else, I would really, really appreciate it.

Thank you so much for writing them, and I'm sorry I only say that when I have something to complain about!

Date: 2010-01-26 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi! I was about to politely tell you YOU'RE OUTTA LUCK, CHUMP since my term ran out for and I lost my original files when my old computer died (why would I back them up anywhere but my own server, very logical). But I checked and the Wayback Machine does indeed have an archive, which is nice.

Anyway, thank you for your kind words--it has indeed been a long time but it always makes me happy to hear that people are reading.

Date: 2010-01-26 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Woo! Thank you!


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