Title: Ties of BloodRating: PG-13Author notes: Lavinia would just like to say that the credit for the written portion of this piece belongs equally to Jean, because not only did she beta multiple versions of it, but she also assisted in the very initial brainstorming for the logistics of the plot. Jean also prepared what was quite possibly the most spectacular transcript that has even been made from the anime flashbacks, in order for Lavinia to make the dialogue and details as wholly accurate as possible. It was so much more than Lavinia ever asked, and made this story better than it would have ever been had Lavinia been on her own making some kind of transcript. Lastly, Jean also sacrificed her most valuable beauty sleep time to type many, many codes into the story (which they are both in agreement now is far too emphatic a story) for the posting. Lavinia would also like to mightily thank LMI for contributing her own v. thorough beta-ing. It also brought the story to a whole new level, as well as enlightened Lavinia of her over-fondness for commas and ridiculously-long if grammatically-correct sentences.Artist notes: Jean would like to say that it is very difficult to be witty at one in the morning and she doesn't know how Lavinia manages it, but she did find her compliments very amusing. It is also difficult to be at all coherent when Lavinia is SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HER OMGWTFBBQ.Also: HAHAHA BEAUTY SLEEP. that is all.
It's been a long time since I got concrit, so this isn't at all unappreciated. ^_^Yes...I do have the same impression when I look at it again, but I wasn't sure if it was true or not, as I felt I was too close as the author to be objective. And I have a tendency to completely despise anything I write immediately after I write it, so yeah. Anyway, yes, that does seem to be pretty confirmed now. However, given how long ago I wrote that (Christmas 2005, actually, though it went through months of editing...), I'm not going to try to edit it now. Also, I think the beginning has a little value as at least presenting my theory of how she did end up in that air vent. (Also, I have a feeling I was working on my skill at description - I was angsting a lot about that at the time.)Thanks especially for the compliments to my crazy stream-of-consciousness bits - that sort of writing is v. new to me and I was a bit unsure of it all. I'm glad it worked.And I'm hopeful that my current WIPs, being much more recent than that, won't be as tedious. But I'll email you what I have so far of Out of the Dungeon and let you give me your opinion. It has a rather - if not exciting, then tense opening, at any rate.
Hmmm makes sense. And hug...I never questioned why she was in the vent. Lol.I look forward to reading what you send.