puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: The Camera Eye: Our Kind of Party
Chapter: Installment 70 overall in The Camera Eye series, and the 22nd story in Season 3. Links to previous installments can be found here.
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Porn industry AU, drama, smut, romance
Warnings: Male/male sex, polyamory, threesome
Pairing: Hiro (Fest Vainqueur) x Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (Royz) (main),Junji (Kiryu) x Mahiro (Kiryu) x Tomoya (Royz) x Subaru, Jui x Jun x Toya (Gotcharocka), and a few briefly handled surprise pairings
Disclaimer: Royz and Kiryu belong to BP Records, Gotcharocka belongs to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, I own the story only.
Summary: Subaru, Mahiro and Tomoya have all been nominated for JAVA awards, and they celebrate with their friends from The Diamond Mine at a party fueled by strong drinks and stronger libidos. But there’s something about the upcoming ceremony that’s making Subaru uneasy.
Notes: Companion piece to the last Camera Eye story, Somebody Else’s Party – this takes place the same day.

Subaru found out he was a nominee before he was even awake. )
puss_nd_boots: (Toya)
Title: The Camera Eye: Somebody Else’s Party
Chapter: Installment 69 overall in The Camera Eye series, and the 20th story in Season 3. Links to previous installments can be found here.
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Porn industry AU, drama, smut, romance
Warnings: Male/male sex, polyamory, teasing, spanking, 69
Pairing: Jun x Toya (Gotcharocka) (main), mentions of Toya x Subaru (Royz) and Jui x Jun x Toya (Gotcharocka)
Disclaimer: Gotcharocka belongs to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, I own the story only.
Summary: The Diamond Mine, the company founded by Jun and Jui which Toya has always been a part of, has always been neglected by the JAVA Awards. So why do they suddenly have multiple nominations?
Notes: Just something short to get me back into the groove of writing after being out of commission for nearly two months with a ruptured appendix.

The men of The Diamond Mine had gotten used to not being nominated at this point. )
puss_nd_boots: (Kai Fadeless - by ldybastet)
Last time I posted here, it was to tell about my wonderful (not) experience when my appendix ruptured. Since then I've been doing a lot better - I got the drain out of my stomach, my energy levels and mobility have improved considerably, and today, my doctor approved me to go back to work Monday after being on medical leave for six weeks. And I've even started slowly writing a very simple Camera Eye fic, just to start writing again. (I'm very, very glad I wrote and posted A Sort Of Fairy Tale before all hell broke loose.)

Next step is to have a colonoscopy to ensure that there's no underlying cause of the appendicitis, and if that comes out clean, they will FINALLY schedule the surgery to take the damn thing out. I told the surgeon today that I'm planning to go to California over Memorial Day Weekend (I booked the air back in January), so if at all possible, I'd like to have it done so I can have the surgery and recover before then. (The doctor assured me that the surgery will be No Big Deal, it's a laparoscopic appendectomy that involves three small incisions and it'll be a short recovery time. He said I may even be able to go home the same day).

So, yeah, things have been looking up. And in a strange way, I am looking forward to going back to work. Anything that's a step in the direction of Normal Life is a Good Thing.
puss_nd_boots: (Kai Fadeless - by ldybastet)
So the first weekend in February, I started having belly cramping. I had my period at the time, so I dismissed it as a particularly rough time of the month. The pain solidified, got sharper, and seemed to center on my right ovary, so my first thought was ruptured ovarian cyst. I proceded to go to a walk-in clinic, where the doctor also suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and sent me for an ultrasound.

I took the ultrasound to my primary care doctor, who took one look at the results and sent me to the hospital for a CAT scan. That revealed my appendix had ruptured. I had shown NONE of the typical signs of appendicitis - no nausea and vomiting, no high fever. The diagnosis shocked the hell out of me.

I ended up in the hospital for the next week. The doctor said the body had, thankfully, contained the rupture within an abscess; the procedure in that case, the doctor said, is to wait for the abscess to get big enough to be drainable. When that happens, they install a drain and let it drain itself out while giving heavy antibiotics. When "everything in the belly settles down," as he put it, about 6-8 weeks later, what remains of the appendix is removed

They were finally able to put in the drain Saturday (it was supposed to be Friday, but it was delayed a day when someone sent the team doing the procedure the wrong version of my latest CAT scan). Until then, I mostly felt feverish, miserable, and slept too much. I improved a lot once the drain was put in, though. They sent me home yesterday, drainage bag still in my stomach - not sure how long it has to stay there. I'm just glad that I am HOME, and that I'm not constantly being stabbed with needles and having blood drawn. (My arms are basically two huge bruises).

So, that's where things are. Not sure when I'll be able to return to writing - still not quite up for it physically, still couldn't sit at a computer for long periods of time. (I'm officially on medical leave from work, btw).
puss_nd_boots: (Ruiza)
Title: After Ever After: Love's Sweet Perfume
Chapter: Standalone sequel to the A Sort of Fairy Tale series. Cut in two because of LJ's post restrictions, Part 1 is here.
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: Male-male sex, 69, frottage
Pairing: Tatsuya (DIAURA) x Ruiza (D) (main), Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (Royz), Yo-ka (DIAURA) x Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L)
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz belongs to B.P. Records, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Summary: Ruiza, a former Culling candidate, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he's asked by Prince Yo-ka to be the official royal perfumier. Tatsuya, a friend of Yo-ka's from school, already had opportunity in his life when he was named his friend's Undersecretary of the Exchequer. They come together for professional reasons, but the sparks that start flying aren't quite professional.
Comments: My first post-series fic in the A Sort of Fairy Tale universe! There will most likely be others about other people involved in the Culling. I just had to make Kazuki and Ruiza brothers after seeing a number of adorable pictures of the two hugging.

Was this a date? )
puss_nd_boots: (Ruiza)
Title: After Ever After: Love's Sweet Perfume
Chapter: Standalone sequel to the A Sort of Fairy Tale series. Cut in two because of LJ's post restrictions, there is a link to the second part at the bottom of the first.
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: Male-male sex, 69, frottage
Pairing: Tatsuya (DIAURA) x Ruiza (D) (main), Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (Royz), Yo-ka (DIAURA) x Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L)
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz belongs to B.P. Records, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Summary: Ruiza, a former Culling candidate, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he's asked by Prince Yo-ka to be the official royal perfumier. Tatsuya, a friend of Yo-ka's from school, already had opportunity in his life when he was named his friend's Undersecretary of the Exchequer. They come together for professional reasons, but the sparks that start flying aren't quite professional.
Comments: My first post-series fic in the A Sort of Fairy Tale universe! There will most likely be others about other people involved in the Culling. I just had to make Kazuki and Ruiza brothers after seeing a number of adorable pictures of the two hugging.

There is life beyond Happily Ever After. )
puss_nd_boots: (Toya)
Title: The Camera Eye: Just a Number 2/2
Chapter: Installment 68 overall in The Camera Eye series, and the 20th story in Season 3. Links to previous installments can be found here. Cut in two because of LJ's post limits, part 1 is here.
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Porn industry AU, drama, smut, romance
Warnings: Male/male sex, polyamory, deep-throating
Pairing: Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (Royz) (main), Yo-ka (DIAURA) x Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L), mentions of Jui x Jun x Toya (Gotcharocka) and Mahiro x Junji (both Kiryu) x Tomoya (Royz) x Subaru
Disclaimer: Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Gotcharocka belongs to God Child Records, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company, DIAURA belongs to Ains, I own the story only.
Summary: Subaru has a brand-new co-star for a video shoot in Hokkaido. Things are going wonderfully for them both off- and on-camera – until Subaru finds out something about him . . .
Notes: The Camera Eye returns after having been on hiatus for a few months while I wrote A Sort of Fairy Tale (and then took a hiatus from writing altogether for about a month after I finished that monster)! It seems that these two muses, the stars of Fairy Tale, aren't ready to let go of each other yet! Yes, Furano is a real ski resort in Hokkaido, it really has an ice bar and it's really served by Do Airlines, the official airline of Hokkaido!

Subaru knew what kind of guys weren't his type. )
puss_nd_boots: (Toya)
Title: The Camera Eye: Just a Number
Chapter: Installment 68 overall in The Camera Eye series, and the 20th story in Season 3. Links to previous installments can be found here. Cut in two because of LJ's post limits, there is a link to the second part at the bottom of the first.
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Porn industry AU, drama, smut, romance
Warnings: Male/male sex, polyamory, deep-throating
Pairing: Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (Royz) (main), Yo-ka (DIAURA) x Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L), mentions of Jui x Jun x Toya (Gotcharocka) and Mahiro x Junji (both Kiryu) x Tomoya (Royz) x Subaru
Disclaimer: Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Gotcharocka belongs to God Child Records, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company, DIAURA belongs to Ains, I own the story only.
Summary: Subaru has a brand-new co-star for a video shoot in Hokkaido. Things are going wonderfully for them both off- and on-camera – until Subaru finds out something about him . . .
Notes: The Camera Eye returns after having been on hiatus for a few months while I wrote A Sort of Fairy Tale (and then took a hiatus from writing altogether for about a month after I finished that monster)! It seems that these two muses, the stars of Fairy Tale, aren't ready to let go of each other yet! Yes, Furano is a real ski resort in Hokkaido, it really has an ice bar and it's really served by Do Airlines, the official airline of Hokkaido!

Subaru knew what kind of guys weren't his type. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
I am extremely late with this, I know - and this is usually my formal Year in Review Meme, but I decided this year not to do the formal meme and just kind of do a general roundup and reminiscence of my last year of writing. I made that decision because it hasn't exactly been a typical writing year. It might have started out that way, with the usual flood of Camera Eye stories (and the usual flood of new muses into the Camera Eye universe), but at the end of the year . . . something very unusual happened.More under here! )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 10 – Happily Ever After and Epilogue
Chapter: Final chapter of 10
Author: Boots
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: Male-male sex, shower sex, rimming
Pairing: Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru (main), Yo-ka (DIAURA) x Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L), mentions of MiA x Koichi (Mejibray). (At last, the final pairings can be revealed at the top of the fic!)
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: It's all over but the Happily Ever After. Toya and Subaru return to the Royal Retreat at Ekkisu, where they are finally able to express the passion for each other that they have held back for so long.
Comments: Thank you to everyone who has stuck with this story until the end! This is the longest piece I have ever written (since Camera Eye is more than a series of interconnected short stories rather than a true novel) and it's been quite an experience taking Subaru on his Cinderella journey. And a HUGE thank you to hamhamheaven who crafted a beautiful cover for this work!

Everything after the scene on the balcony had been a wonderful blur. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 9
Chapter: Chapter 9 of 10
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. The series started out with Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem of young men, which has now been narrowed down to Subaru (Royz) and Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L). The fic also contains Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru. Former members of the harem include MiA (Mejibray), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur).
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: Yo-ka has successfully confronted his father about the country's future, but there's still one huge question remaining – is Subaru going to live happily ever after? If so, with whom?
Comments: The final three chapters – really one long chapter in three parts – are being posted on three consecutive days. The inspiration for the royal family's ceremonial outfits was Gotcharocka's Gekiai PV, during which they wore kimonos over WWII German-like uniforms – except the uniforms here are a lot more princely and a lot less Nazi. Subaru and Yuuki's final outfits are the ones from their most recent PV's as of the time of this writing – Royz' Antithesis and Initial'L's Moon Light Down.

He was trying to convince himself that this mess wasn't his fault and failing. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 8
Chapter: Chapter 8 of 10
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. The series started out with Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem of young men, which has now been narrowed down to Subaru (Royz) and Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial'L). The fic also contains Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru. Former members of the harem include MiA (Mejibray), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur).
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: The Culling is coming to an end, and the final candidates return to the capital for the big announcement about who Yo-ka has chosen – except a gang of protesters and a very angry king are standing between them and Happily Ever After.
Comments: The final three chapters – really one long chapter in three parts – are being posted on three consecutive days. The inspiration for the royal family's ceremonial outfits was Gotcharocka's Gekiai PV, during which they wore kimonos over WWII German-like uniforms – except the uniforms here are a lot more princely and a lot less Nazi. Subaru and Yuuki's final outfits are the ones from their most recent PV's as of the time of this writing – Royz' Antithesis and Initial'L's Moon Light Down.

This was it, the last day had arrived. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 7
Chapter: Chapter 7 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, Initial’L is property of Battle Cry Sound Company. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: During the last few days of the Culling, Subaru and Toya have an unguarded moment – which just happens to be witnessed by a certain person . . .
Comments: We’re almost there! The next installment of the series will be a long chapter that will be posted over two consecutive days, and then there will be a final wrap-up chapter. (And this very well may not be the last you’ll be seeing of this royal family . . .)

It was their final date together. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 6
Chapter: Chapter 6 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: The Culling is down to the final four as they arrive in the district of Ekkisu. Subaru is facing the harsh reality of looking at the end of the best time of his life and is more tangled in his feelings about the two princes than ever. Plus, the boys learn a salacious tidbit about Cullings of the past.
Comments: This series as a whole was inspired by the TV series The Bachelor, and the matter of the Pavilion of the Heart comes from the part of the series that I find the most repugnant – the so-called Fantasy Suite, which takes place at the same juncture of the competition it once did in the Culling (when there’s three candidates left). Hometown Dates, mentioned by Yo-ka here, is also a stage of The Bachelor.

The royal retreat looked more like a house than a palace. )
puss_nd_boots: (Subaru Antithesis)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 5
Chapter: Chapter 5 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: In the district of Dauto, the Culling group deals with a new challenge – a radio interview. Meanwhile, Yo-ka is starting to have some thoughts about his country's future.
Comments: The character of Yazawa isn't based on anyone in particular, even though there's been a few J-rockers with his first name, Naoki.

He didn't want to think about the end of the week. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 4
Chapter: Chapter 4 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: As the Culling moves to the town of Pentagon, Subaru faces a double dilemma – how can he keep giving Toya surfing lessons in a landlocked town, and what’s going to happen when he’s forced to partner with his biggest rival on a project where a wrong move could mean going home?
Comments: Skateboards really did start out as a way for surfers to keep up their skills while away from the waves, hence the sport’s alternative name of “sidewalk surfing.”

They were traveling in style in a private train car. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 3
Chapter: Chapter 3 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: The third round of the Culling is moved to the district of Charlotte – where Toya has a palace. One prince explores a new sport, the other rekindles his love for an old one, and Subaru finds himself getting closer to both. But then, there’s also that nobleman from Lycaon who’s caught one prince’s eye . . .
Comments: A funboard, which Toya uses for his lesson here, is a smaller and softer board than the popular longboard, and it’s especially designed for beginners. You can find out more about it here.

He was hoping and praying he'd see his friends. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 2
Chapter: Chapter 2 of ?
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Also Toya (Gotcharocka) x Subaru.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: During the second round of The Culling, Subaru begins giving Toya surfing lessons and goes on his first date with Yo-ka – but when it comes time for the group to move on to their third destination, unexpected complications arise.
Comments: The tent city that Subaru sees on the way to the palace is based on reality – there is a row of such structures on Pilgrim’s Pathway in Ocean Grove, NJ. Like in the story, they were originally constructed as a religious retreat and are now vacation homes. You can see them here.

The first thing he noticed was he could smell the salt air immediately. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 1
Chapter: Chapter 1 of ? - this chapter is cut in two because of LJ's post limits, Part 1 is here
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Although he's not in the pairing list (yet), the Toya in this fic is from Gotcharocka.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: Subaru is chosen for The Culling, and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a world of luxury – and facing a lot of prejudice. Can he make it to the second round – especially after being caught sneaking into a forbidden area of the palace?
Comments: The ultimate inspiration of this story was the concept behind ABC’s TV show The Bachelor, which I find repugnant – forcing a young man to eliminate women one by one, stomping on hearts and ripping apart friendships, until he arrives at his alleged true love. I began wondering, what if this ritual was applied to a Cinderella-like search for a royal consort . . . (During the planning stages of this fic, I became aware that there is a young adult series with a very similar concept to this fic called The Selection by Kiera Cass. While that series was not an influence on this fic – I have not read the books, just reviews of them – I figured I should note that here.)

This Ain't Cinderella. )
puss_nd_boots: (Genie Subaru)
Title: A Sort-Of Fairy Tale, Chapter 1
Chapter: Chapter 1 of ? - this chapter is cut in two because of LJ's post limits, there's a link to the second part at the bottom of the first.
Author: Boots
Rating: This chapter PG, eventual series rating NC-17
Genre: Fairy tale AU, romance, drama
Warning: For this chapter, just language
Pairing: Final pairings of the series confidential for now. Currently, it involves Yo-ka (DIAURA) with a harem that includes Subaru (Royz), MiA (Mejibray), Yuuki (Lycaon/Initial’L), Ruiza (D), Hiyori (Kiryu) and Hiro (Fest Vainqueur). Although he's not in the pairing list (yet), the Toya in this fic is from Gotcharocka.
Disclaimer: DIAURA belongs to Ains, Royz and Kiryu belong to B.P. Records, Mejibray belongs to White Side Group, D and Gotcharocka belong to God Child Records, Fest Vainqueur belongs to PLUG RECORDS west, and I’m not yet sure who Initial’L’s new company is. I own the story only.
Overall Story Summary: Once upon a time, there was a prince named Yo-ka whose father forced him to go through a Culling – a process by which a group of young men are gathered from each district of his kingdom and he eliminates them one by one until he finds his true love. There was another prince named Toya, who came along to offer his brother moral support, but planned to stay away from the fray. And there was a candidate named Subaru, who arrived from one of the country’s poorest districts with little more than a head full of dreams. All three were about to get more than they bargained for . . .
Chapter Summary: Subaru is chosen for The Culling, and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a world of luxury – and facing a lot of prejudice. Can he make it to the second round – especially after being caught sneaking into a forbidden area of the palace?
Comments: The ultimate inspiration of this story was the concept behind ABC’s TV show The Bachelor, which I find repugnant – forcing a young man to eliminate women one by one, stomping on hearts and ripping apart friendships, until he arrives at his alleged true love. I began wondering, what if this ritual was applied to a Cinderella-like search for a royal consort . . . (During the planning stages of this fic, I became aware that there is a young adult series with a very similar concept to this fic called The Selection by Kiera Cass. While that series was not an influence on this fic – I have not read the books, just reviews of them – I figured I should note that here.)

The kingdom seemed to exist in its own little world. )

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