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Monday 14th-Apr-2014 02:57 pm - April Pool's Day
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Title: "No Waterfalls"
Fandom: Free!
Author: compli_cait
Characters: Haruka, Gou
Length: 1845 words
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Language
Summary: Gou leaves her muscle magazines at Haru's house to hide them from her brother who is coming home to visit for the first time since his return from Australia.
Notes: For the April Pool's Day Tumblr Event
Prompt: Haru/Gou's muscle magazines

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Monday 14th-Apr-2014 02:41 pm - I remember this account exists, really...
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Title: "Let's Play A Game"
Fandom: Free!
Author: compli_cait
Characters: Rei, Makoto, Nagisa, Rin, Haru; Rin/Haru
Length: 5286 words
Rating: M
Warnings: Gang bang, drunk sex
Summary: Rei's been distant from his teammates since regionals. Nagisa decides it requires the effort of their entire team to "reassure" him. Some Rin/Haru thrown in there for good measure.
Notes: This was posted to AO3 back in October. I forgot to post it here. There are some typos I am too lazy to fix. I'll get to them eventually.

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Title: "Breakwater"
Fandom: Free!
Author: compli_cait
Characters: Rin, Haru; Rin/Haru
Length: 1675 words
Rating: M
Warnings: Bathtub sex.
Summary: Taking place one year after the start of the anime (when they are both 18), Rin finds himself on the brink of a new chapter in his relationship with Haru. Also, bathtub.
Notes: This is the completed version of the untitled fic I posted as a draft here (if you're into seeing the before and after of boring technical edits). Working on a part 2 and 3 at the moment, but we all know how slow my hand is.

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It's my posting day and this came up on the internet today, so I decided to write down some of my thoughts on it. Twitter is a useful tool, but 140 characters is not enough to have a meaningful discussion about any topic.

Basically, this guy, found this Kickstarter project and incited this petition to remove it. Incidentally, and quite bizarrely giving this whole issue an anime link, this is the guy in question.

The real problem here is that men like this think they're entitled to get laid and any trick they can perform to convince women to sleep with them is acceptable, as long as those women don't scream "no." For this reason I understand the disgust people are feeling over this issue, and I am in no way trying to be complicit in this creep's worldview. However, at the same time, advice that could potentially mislead readers into believing that forcing themselves on women completely against their will is not the same as telling them outright to rape them. It's not even suggesting that rape is okay. It is certainly suggesting that sexually harassing women is okay (which it isn't). It is certainly encouraging men to take dangerous risks with their own safety and, to be perfectly honest, freedom by engaging in less-than-gentlemanly and borderline illegal conduct, but it isn't telling them to continue when the woman says no. Nothing shown in any of the blurbs seems to indicate that these women have had their faculties removed under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or that they are unable to give consent for any other reason (under-aged, mentally disabled).

It is disheartening that this entire tactic seems more drawn from a perception that "getting awesome with women" is the precipice of manliness, and that finding meaningful life fulfillment without tricks and douchey bullying is considered "pussyness." It is likewise worrying that any of the obvious losers looking for sex advice in this book might take "be dominant" and "don't wait for consent" to mean "do whatever you want regardless of what the woman says or does about it." Ultimately the greatest concern over this entire affair is that because of this book someone is going to get sexually assaulted, someone else is going to go to jail for sexual assault, and the completely careless Mr. Hoinsky is going to find himself sued over his bad advice.

So, in summary, this ill-conceived project is:

Condoning rape, no.

Encouraging sexual harassment, yes.

Potentially dangerous, yes.

He should probably rethink this thing before it goes to print, and we should all rethink how our society's values about sex and conquest lead people down paths to dark and disgusting places. Ultimately, I think my biggest disappointment here is that all too often this is the kind of relationship advice that is given to socially awkward men on the internet. We'd all be living in a much better world if these stories looked a lot more like this one.
Thursday 23rd-May-2013 01:32 am - Some New Info.
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Hi, folks, it's my posting day, only 2 years after my last one. Just wanted to pop in and see if the lights were still on around my f-list. If you see this leave a comment so I know who is still around. If you have questions, like whether any of my fics will ever get finished or what the hell have I been doing for two years, leave those as well. Otherwise, the best places to get in touch with me are Twitter and direct messaging me here so that I get the notification in my email.

Last summer I teamed up with some other ladies to create a manga review group. You can find us here and my personal blog for the group here. We're pretty new and trying to get our feet on the ground, so bear with us.

-Cait
Friday 11th-Mar-2011 08:58 pm - Been a while...
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Haven't posted since June? What is wrong with me? Mostly I just miss my posting day and tell myself I'll do it next week, by which time I've forgotten again and the cycle continues.

Anyway, I haven't had the motivation to work on my fics in quite a while. Work sucks and I never have the energy. I've also started playing LJ's new Farm Frenzy game and I need friends to play with. To kill two birds with one stone on this I thought I'd offer fics to anyone who signs up for the game (I'll also upgrade some stuff for you in the game!). The rules? Only fandoms I am familiar with will be accepted. Fandoms I am a fan of will probably result in better (and longer) fics. See my profile for fandoms I am familiar with. My major fandoms are Makoto Tateno universes (Yellow, Aoi Hitsuji no Yume in particular), Gravitation and X. I've also recently gotten into Vampire Knight, so I'll accept requests for that one as well. Requests should include the series, characters/pairings and as much specific detail as you want, but at least a basic premise. I promise to write at least 300 words, but depending on inspiration it may end up in the 1000s. Please note I prefer canon pairings, but I will accept requests for non-canon and/or slash pairings as well.
Saturday 12th-Jun-2010 05:36 pm - DMP hiring scanlators?
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Since The Yaoi Review no longer seems to get updated on LJ for me (and it's my posting day), I thought I'd make this information available to my flist here. Jen at TYR has gotten hold of some interesting information about a potential new DMP endeavor that will almost certainly affect yaoi fans and scanlation circles. You can read about it here.
Monday 22nd-Feb-2010 12:02 am - Catch Chapter 5 Edited
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Title: Catch, Chapter 5
Fandom: Yellow
Characters: Goh, Taki, Naomi
Beta: Special thanks, again, go to youkai_girl, without whom this chapter may never have been finished. Constant prodding and feedback really make a difference in motivation to write...
Length: 4005
Rating: R
Warnings: Spoilers for all of the manga.
Summary: Things get complicated as Goh grapples with his dreams and Taki grapples with his past.
Notes: Some dialogue lifted from the EX scanlation. I hope the smut in this chapter makes up, even a little bit, for both the lack of it in the last chapter, and the long wait since the last chapter.
Disclaimer: Yellow is owned by Makoto Tateno; I'm just borrowing it so I can make myself feel better about the plotholes...
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Monday 22nd-Feb-2010 12:01 am - Catch Chapter 5
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Title: Catch, Chapter 5
Fandom: Yellow
Characters: Goh, Taki, Naomi
Beta: Special thanks, again, go to youkai_girl, without whom this chapter may never have been finished. Constant prodding and feedback really make a difference in motivation to write...
Length: 5489
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Spoilers for all of the manga.
Summary: Things get complicated as Goh grapples with his dreams and Taki grapples with his past.
Notes: Some dialogue lifted from the EX scanlation. I hope the smut in this chapter makes up, even a little bit, for both the lack of it in the last chapter, and the long wait since the last chapter.
Disclaimer: Yellow is owned by Makoto Tateno; I'm just borrowing it so I can make myself feel better about the plotholes...
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Wednesday 4th-Nov-2009 09:14 pm - A few hours left of posting day...
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So, on my last posting day in August I pondered the impending DMP license announcements that would not come until Yaoi-con (which was held this past weekend). I predicted that the "big" announcement would be a license rescue, and I was right about that, however, I was wrong about which title it would be. I hypothesized that it had to be either Youka Nitta's Haru wo Daiteita or Ayano Yamane's Viewfinder. As it turned out, neither title has yet to be licensed (though it seems VF's relicensing is practically imminent). I don't know how I could have missed the obvious option of a rescue of Hinako Takanaga's The Tyrant Falls in Love, though perhaps I could excuse myself as having still been clinging to the hope that DramaQueen might some day rise from their own charred remains.

What surprised me more, however, was the rescue of Kazuma Kodaka's Kizuna, which I'm very happy about, but at the same time worried that this is only going to hurt DMP's overall sales, as kizuna_project has been bringing us scanlations of the title for a couple years now and everyone has pretty much had their cravings sated. I will almost certainly be replacing my CPM volumes, as they only go up to volume 8 and I hate having mismatched sets, but it begs the question of what my existing 8 volume set is worth in resale. Maybe I can purge it in trade, which is something to think about for the future.

Ultimately, though, I was right that they would roll out a new Tateno license during the convention and though I hadn't hypothesized in my entry about which title, I was pretty confident that it would be Koyoi wa Kimi to Chi no Kiss wo (licensed as A Bloody Kiss Tonight) and would be licensed under their DokiDoki imprint (because the publisher, Shinsokan, has an exclusive licensing agreement with DokiDoki). This pretty much leaves some of Tateno's early shojo titles (unlikely to be licensed), CUTExGUY, Gerbera and Myuuzu Gakuen de Aou left to be licensed in English.
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