The Heavy Weight of Duty

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A few photos from Anime Boston (my camera broke, so these are all on my iPhone). So many awesome costumes, oh my god. 

And some more!

RotG fic: Counterweight 5/?

Title: Counterweight 5/?

Rating: NC-17 

Note: Modern day AU of my fantasy blackice fic The heavy weight of duty but can be read standalone.

Word count: 1762

Summary: The fundraiser is unsufferably dull and Jack goes onto the balcony for a smoke. When a tall dark stranger named Pitch follows him, suddenly it’s not so dull any more.

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RotG and friends at Anime Boston. Sorry for the crappy iPhone pictures, my camera died ;_; So many awesome photos at that photoshoot! 

Pitch with the staff is Lithe-Finder

Dagur is Sadie

Punk!Jack is Lady Delerium

Some more photos I took at Anime Boston :)

cattasticluv replied to your post: I’m sure you’ve noticed from the time …

I know when I have these troubles, I just take a break. I think forcing yourself may make it worse…I’m not exactly sure how long it has been since you updated. Please take your time. :)

Yes, I think it does make it worse ;_; But at the same time I don’t want to take too long a break in case I never finish it! It’s been three and a bit weeks since the last chapter, it’s probably going to be at least another two before it’s posted. Like I said, I’ll try and work on it over the long weekend. 

But on the plus side I’ve just finished the next bit of Counterweight, so at least I’m still writing :)

And thank you so much for your kind, helpful words :)


Okay so I had the absolute pleasure of seeing these amazing people in person. Oh my god, the costumes. THE COSTUMES. They were so incredibly beautiful, YOU GUYS ARE SO TALENTED. 

And I’m so so grateful and humbled that you wanted to cosplay my characters (and gleeful that you looked so goddamn awesome doing it).

Seriously. SO AWESOME. 

Amber is Sadie

Jack is Lady Delerium

Pitch is Lithe-Finder (who wasn’t dressed as King Pitch but gracefully assisted for photos)

(Sadly my camera broke and I only had my iPhone to take these pictures but even with a crappy camera, the awesomeness of these costumes - and these people! - shines through!)

I’m sure you’ve noticed from the time between chapters but I’ve been really struggling with THWoD lately. Over my reread it feels like that’s come across in the chapters too, but hopefully it’s not been too obvious. 

Over the past week or so, I’ve been working a lot on getting the plot straight in my head and trying to reconnect with the characters, so I’m hoping that things are going to get better. Over the Easter break (5 and a half days of holiday, bring it) I’m going to really try and get as much written as possible, hopefully get my head back into the story.

I’ve been having a really hard time with it, and it’s completely frustrating and the more I try, the worse it gets. But I do feel a little better now, and having the whole thing plotted out, right to the very end, is going to help (I hope!). 

tl;dr - Sorry for the delay, I’m really struggling with this but hopefully I’ll kick this story in the ass and remind it who’s in charge here. 

❝ sheisoneinthesame asked: 3. Do they exercise, and if so, what do they do? How often? (for King Pitch)

Pitch does indeed exercise - usually every few days depending on how busy he is and how stressed out he is - it’s a good way of relieving tension for him (well, ONE of the ways - the other of course involves Jack).

His favourite exercises are running, which helps him think things through; and combat training, either with an opponent or with a punching bag. 

As we’ve seen, sometimes Jack likes to watch Pitch as he works out - there’s something kind of hot about it. As we will see, he’s going to try working out with Pitch - and there’s something very hot about that. 

❝ Anonymous asked: So, if I read the story right, Kader has earth magic and Riann metal magic. Since metal is really refined earth, does that mean Kader could manipulate metal and Riann earth if they tried hard enough?

Almost - Kader and Riann both have earth magic, but Kader is much stronger than Riann is. She hates that fact so much that she never (or very rarely) uses her own magic. She wears cuffs made by a smith in Lunanoff that augment her strength and speed - not to Superman levels or anything like that, but considering she’s a fierce warrior anyway they make her very dangerous. That’s how she was able to tear Jack’s collar off like that, using her augmented strength. 

As for Kader being able to manipulate metal - he probably could, if he really applied himself. It’s not something he’s tried so far, but if he ends up being part of this war - on one side or the other - then maybe that’s something he’ll look into. 

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