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afleur_de_lis
21 August 2013 @ 11:27 pm
Hello and welcome to my journal! Feel free to call me Lil or Luce, whichever you prefer and are comfortable with.

This journal no longer houses my stories for the sole reason that I want to keep them organised. I don't want any of my works to get lost amongst the mountains of rambling entries that I leave on a regular basis. The sites that are housing my stories will be noted in this post so any of you interested will be able to find them easily.

What this journal does contain is discussions of my stories, OC profiles in my fanfictions, notices of anything writing wise on my part, fandom things and much more. Nothing is friends only locked, unless it is deeply, deeply personal. However, if it is that personal then chances are, I won't post it.

With all that said, welcome and see if I have managed to say anything interesting!

Since I have moved from FFN to this site, I will not post a complete masterlist until I have transferred all of my stories to these sites.

The places where you can find my stories are:

My writing journal: fleurdelis_fics
AO3: lilgenious

Regarding my works, continuations, sequels and usage of OCs or any aforementioned topics: I will not and do not authorise the reproduction of any story, sequel or original characters regardless of whether or not the work is original or fanfiction. I work hard on every single story that I write and every OC that makes it into going into a story and do not appreciate it when I discover that somebody steals any of my hard work, whether it be a story or an original character.

Any requests for a pod fic of any of my works will be flat out denied.

I have my reasons for making this note and wish that any reader of mine both old and new can abide by my wishes to not reproduce anything that comes to any of my accounts. Lastly, if you see any of my works that are not under the following pennames/writer pseuds, please report it to me and to the site for plagiarism.

I strictly write under these usernames: lilgenious, afleur_de_lis and Paris. I will not and do not post under any username except for these without first telling my readers about it first.
 
 
afleur_de_lis
07 November 2016 @ 06:44 pm
While I was hunting around my old writing journal (whose entries are going to be cross-posted here as soon as I can move them), I discovered a few ancient entries that have left me a little baffled.

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afleur_de_lis
28 October 2016 @ 08:47 pm
After eight months of being on a somewhat writer's hiatus, I have decided to become active once again before I go mad with not being very productive. I've been more focused on original writing endeavours, and have completed my "For the King" novel that is centred more in the historical fiction side of things than the fanfiction counterpart. The first chapter of that story will be made available to this journal as soon as I clean this place up.

My Merlin fanfic What He Should Have Said needs a beta, methinks. This is because I feel that the writing is rather dry and a second (or third) pair of eyes can really help pick apart the story for all of its flaws. I would also love to have someone beta read through a short story that I am currently working on that centres on an AU of the fifth season. As much as I adore the show for everything it stands for, I feel rusty when it comes to the characterisation and original plotline. My story so far is an alternative storyline for Mordred's decision to go to Morgana's side, and I would love to have someone look at what I've written so far to ensure I am heading in the right direction.

I am going to be publishing a story that I had written a long time ago onto this journal. As it has been on a friend's locked writing journal for years (since 2012 or 2013), I feel that this little novella can really help with getting this little journal back on track for what is was originally meant for.

I hope everyone has been doing well in the months that I've been gone, and that you are all safe.

*Just a note before I leave. I see that my 'welcome post' is extremely outdated. While I am cleaning out this journal to make it usable (and less dusty), I'll be updating that so 1. it is more relevant to this journal and 2. It best represents who I am as both a person and a writer.
 
 
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afleur_de_lis
25 February 2016 @ 07:15 pm
I've been rather ill in real life, and found that I was extremely overwhelmed because of it. However, now that I am feeling a little better, I decided to return back to writing, and have discovered that my love for Merlin and all things musketeer related has returned to me.

I have been dabbling an awful lot in original writing, and found my place amongst the historical fiction genre. To be honest here, I decided to combine my love for writing fanfiction and original together, and as a result, my story that centres on Lancelot and Gauvain (Gawain) is becoming quite the success. At least in my head. I haven't been focusing that much on writing, but this story has me rather excited.

A little update, I decided to switch to another account on AO3. I now go under Aouregan on that site, and have been publishing stories to that account. I have updated What Should Have Been Said, and am currently working on the third chapter.

My series Le Morte d'Arthur is coming along great. I am nearly finished the first story, and will be publishing the first part when I feel confident that it is written to the best of my abilities. I didn't exactly like how the final two episodes of the series ended, and really wanted to explore the relationship between Merlin and Arthur more. Currently, I have the series separated into three parts, and will focus much of my attention on Merlin's character.

I hope to begin publishing my works as soon as I can!
 
 
afleur_de_lis
07 December 2015 @ 09:36 pm
After years of writer's block, struggling with the plot, and arguing with myself over whether or not I should write out another chapter for this story, I have finally achieved it.

What He Should Have Said has now a second chapter that has taken three years to write! It is a strange thing to admit that the third chapter is far easier to write than the second part of this story that I had given up on.

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afleur_de_lis
14 November 2015 @ 09:47 pm
A few months ago I decided to join up for a French history writing community that had advertised for a writing contest that was centred on French history. I didn't believe that I would have gotten it finished on time, and stressed out over every little detail, but two days ago I finally finished it and sent it in.

The story itself is very bulky and is set during the Guerre de Bourgogne in 1474. I am not too certain if it should be listed as historical fiction as it centres more on a fictional character and her viewpoint, but I think that this story set the stage to another story that I have planned for one of the soldiers who was very real in history.

I hope that I can have this story published on here as soon as I have time to do so. The link to the story will be made available here on the nineteenth of this month.

I was going to come here to make a post about the cowardly attacks in Paris, but I chose not to because I feel that my anger will overwhelm me. I don't want to make a place that is supposed to be meant for writing into a place to voice my outrage and hatred.

I am not too certain when I will be back here, but I do believe that since I have a story to post that it should be soon.
 
 
afleur_de_lis
24 March 2015 @ 08:07 pm
So recently I've been thinking a lot about King Arthur in both the legend and BBC Merlin, and have been asking both sets of fans a few direct questions regarding their thoughts on specific details that happen in both stories. While I've been getting some mixed reception, I am rather pleased with the responses that I've gotten regarding things like the sword in the stone, Merlin's role in both Legend and Merlin, the differences that I've noticed in Sir Gawain's (Gwaine's) and Lancelot's relationship, Morgana's descent into darkness and of course King Arthur himself.

However, I come here today to ask one of my questions again because I do long to understand more than just the concept. I want to get into the psychological aspect of this specific idea, and yearn to learn more about it.

So my question for today is this: Do you think that the sword in the stone represents a lot more than is presented in Legend and Merlin? Because there has to be more than 'the rightful king of Briton pulls out the sword and rules', right?

My question is actually in regards to a story that I am writing. I am stuck and as such keep reading what I've got and scrapping the entire story before I rewrite it. I want to really understand the representation of the sword in the stone, and what it would have meant to Arthur at a time when he was questioning himself as both a man and a king.

However, I also want to also understand what it really means to have a sword in the stone. I mean, I've always thought that there was more to the sword than a literal sense... there had to be something else at play as well. Something that medieval writers and readers would have understood that seems to be forgotten today.
 
 
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afleur_de_lis
02 February 2015 @ 08:45 pm
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AfterCamlann, the Merlin Big Bang is Back for 2015!

Sign ups are now open HERE for Writers, Artists, Betas & Cheerleaders. Come be part of the fun this year!

 
 
afleur_de_lis
30 January 2015 @ 05:37 am
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I know I am a few days late, but I've loved this community since the first time I found out about its existence and grew excited that it was time for prompting. I may participate this year like I promised myself a year ago. Though I am a little nervous to be perfectly honest. With other writing challenges that need to be done and real life picking up, I might not have time for it, but I'll see when claims come around.

However to those that are interested in stories of a darker nature, this community is for you!
 
 
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