This Immortal Coil, the complete story

Title: This Immortal Coil
Series: Kuroshitsuji
Number of chapters: 20
Summary:  William searches for answers after a mysterious attack leaves Grell's life hanging by a thread, though he finds himself dealing with some long-buried emotions about his old friend.
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: William, Ronald, and Grell with important involvement by Ciel and Sebastian. Very mild William/Grell, mostly platonic. A few references to Grell/Madam Red and Eric/Alan.
Warnings: Strong, pervasive references to medical procedures and the effects of serious head injuries (not a doctor myself, just did some online research and guessing about reapers). Some strong language, off-color references, and some sexual innuendo.
Disclaimer: Kuroshitsuji and recognizable characters belong to Yana Toboso.

I was posting this chapter by chapter on LJ, but then my readers here were very few and formatting over here is a pain. I am happy to announce the story is completely finished. Here is a link to it on Feel free to comment over there or over here. Also I might get back into the habit of posting chapters of things over here. If you're interested please let me know.

This Immortal Coil
Ron and Grell

A Perfect Night Off

Title: A Perfect Night Off
Summary: Ronald is enjoying the perfect night off: greasy restaurant food and lively conversation with Grell. The year is 1977, a lot has changed for both of them though a lot remains the same.
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Grell and Ronald with a couple references to William.
Warnings: Language, some sexual references, some references to LGBT politics if this bothers anybody.
Disclaimer: Kuroshitsuji and recognizable characters belong to Yana Toboso.
Author's Note: This was a crack idea I've been sitting on for a while. It took the form of a crack cosplay (that I need to post here sometime) but I decided to do a oneshot. This might become a longer story but I'll probably just do a series of oneshots. I defend nothing in canon; if you don't like my interpretation of these guys in the 70s then make your own.
Collapse )

Lifting the Mask

Title: Lifting the Mask
Summary: The reapers take part in a unique professional development day: a series of fighting matches between colleagues. While some fights are friendly, others give enemies like Grell Sutcliff and Eric Slingby the opportunity for payback.
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Grell, Eric, William, brief appearances by Ronald and Alan
Warnings: Descriptions of bloody fights, some language.
Disclaimer: Kuroshitsuji and recognizable characters belong to Yana Toboso.
Author's Note: Written for the fic contest at GrellSutcliff-FC on DA. I wanted to take a different take on Grell's character: I wanted to write him the way I personally prefer seeing him. I haven't written Eric that much though so please be gentle.

Collapse )

Imma use this thing more often, kay?

Yeah it's been a while since I wrote my last entry. I was thinking of just abandoning this account altogether, but I have to say I missed it here. To all my LJ friends, sorry you haven't heard from me in a while. I was out exploring other places on the interwebs, then I realized that I missed the format over here. DA isn't that private, Facebook no one really reads anything long, same with Tumblr but there you have even more of a risk of getting screamed at for the smallest opinion than here.

I'm going to try to post some more fic here, try to see who else in the LJverse will read my stuff. I can't guarantee that it will be chapters of anything, but I have some things I've been playing with that I do want to post here. So pardon me while I settle in a bit more. Hopefully there are still people around, so come over and say hi. Just wipe your feet and mind you manners.

My final word on the matter

Any of you who have been following this journal since I joined the Kuro fandom probably have heard me ranting on a specific topic related to Grell. Well last November this particular topic in the fandom got really ugly and to the point where I was ready to leave the fandom and it nearly killed my muse. The wank has died down considerably to the point where people aren't getting screamed at nearly as much for expressing a certain opinion. I actually did a lot of thinking about my own position in this debate to the point where I have decided to take a position if only for my own inspiration. In this process I have rediscovered the muse that brought me into this fandom in the first place and I am clutching onto it.

The topic is related to Grell's gender: how should Grell be seen, how should Grell be referred, etc.

I have done quite a few posts about this topic on LJ, just look through my journal to see all of them. I'm not going to rehash too much here. I will just say this is a topic I have agonized over for many reasons.

I have made a series of decisions that are my own. They are not up for debate, it would do no good to try to convince my otherwise. I'm keeping this open for now, but I will friends lock it if people can't be civil.

Collapse )
Grell Facepalm

A few fic decisions

It's been a few weeks since I stuck my feelers out to see who is still around. I am happy that people have been reading my fics over here and I appreciate every one of your eyeballs.

I have decided that I'm not going to post full versions of my ongoing Kuro fics over here. It seems like few people are reading them strictly over here, plus formatting every chapter on this site takes a lot longer then formatting them on or even DA. With few people reading them over here, it just seems like a waste of my time.

I won't be posting full chapters here, but I will post updates and links to the chapters on and DA. There have been quite a few new chapters of both Bloody Red Doll and This Immortal Coil since I posted them here. I will take a second to give you the links to the updates:

Bloody Red Doll
Last chapter on LJ: 22
Current chapter: 24
Links to chapters 23 onwards

This Immortal Coil
Last chapter on LJ: 8
Current chapter: 10
Links to chapters 9 onwards

I may or may not post any new writing over here, depending on how I feel.

For all your information, This Immortal Coil is getting closer to its sunset. I don't know how many more chapters there will be, but the storyline is really going to start winding down after this next chapter and there will be some huge developments in the next few chapters.

For all my Death Note fans, I do have every intention of updating Best Laid Plans. I know it's been almost a year and a half since I updated that story, but this year and a half has been a massive clusterfuck for me both personally and creatively. It's likely I'll start updating again when This Immortal Coil is over.

I really do want to get back into Death Note. I ended up having a second wind in the Kuro fandom (which will be the subject of another journal entry) but I do want to ease my way back into Death Note again. It made me really sad to lose inspiration for that fandom and I wan to see if I can recapture something now that the fandom has would down.

I do want to post on LJ a little more often. I've been neglecting it but I want to do a little more blogging here than I have.

Another shout to see who's alive

I did a post like this a while back but I figured I'd do it again.
I was posting fics up here, but I've been stepping off that because nothing I've been posting has really been getting any response. Plus it takes longer to format a fic post on this site than any other site I post fic on, so it's not worth the effort if no one is reading. I have been doing most of my personal posts on FB, DA, and Tumblr, but I do like using this site for personal posts.

This is where I ask if anyone is still on LJ and still reading my posts. If you're just reading my personal posts, that's awesome. If you're just reading my fic posts, that's cool too. I just want to know if anyone is here because sharing or ranting with no one around is a little annoying. So if you're still here on LJ and if you're still watching my posts, let me know.

Bloody Red Doll, Part 22

Title: Bloody Red Doll
Chapter: 22
Series: Kuroshitsuji
Summary: A pampered young nobleman's path to becoming a notorious murderer whose ultimate destiny lies in forces beyond human understanding: the story of Grell Sutcliff.
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Grell
Warnings: Strong language and off-color references.
Disclaimer: Kuroshitsuji and recognizable characters belong to Yana Toboso.
Author's Note: I know it's been a while since I updated this fic. I was working on This Immortal Coil then the Grell fandom pretty much collapsed into a fit of bickering which promoted another fic idea. Now I'm back and have a better idea of where I'm going with this.

Collapse )

Right of the Injured Party, Part 3

Title: Right of the Injured Party
Chapter: 3
Summary: After the Campania incident, Grell is allowed a final act of revenge on an imprisoned Undertaker thanks to an old, obscure
reaper code.
Characters/Pairings: Grell/Undertaker, William, and Ronald with brief references to Ciel and Sebastian.
Rating: MA
Warnings: Graphic violence and sexual content, character death.
Disclaimer: All characters and settings belong to Yana Toboso. I just play with them in horrible ways.

Author's Note: The final chapter of "Right of the Injured Party."

Collapse )
Evil grin

Right of the Injured Party, Part 2

Title: Right of the Injured Party
Chapter: 2
Summary: After the Campania incident, Grell is allowed a final act of revenge on an imprisoned Undertaker thanks to an old, obscure
reaper code.
Characters/Pairings: Grell/Undertaker with references to William, Ron, Ciel, Sebastian, and Madam Red.
Rating: MA
Warnings: Graphic violence and sexual content, rape, torture, nods to bondage and S&M, and strong language. If you don't like seeing Grell as any kind of seme/aggressor, don't read.
Disclaimer: All characters and settings belong to Yana Toboso. I just play with them in horrible ways.

Author's Note: Also includes background stories I've given for characters.
Collapse )