: A Game of Cards Author
: NC-17. Warnings for creepiness from Kristoph and deception from both he and Phoenix which might push this into dub-con territory for some readers. Characters/pairings
: Kristoph/Phoenix, Kristoph/Apollo, Phoenix/Apollo, some residual Phoenix/Miles, some off-side Colias/Miles Summary
: ( It's like some sort of Big Gay Soap Opera involving lawyers.Collapse ) Please note:
It's not all going to be up at once; my beta suggested doing a "split it in two parts" thing, which I'm going for, which makes me feel a bit like Quentin Tarantino without the talent, so it'll all happen. I have too many WIPs which I haven't completed... this one will not be joining the list. Author's notes
: First of all, I'd like to offer apologies to everyone on this. It's still not entirely completed, and for that I can only blame myself and my crazy work schedule and brain chemistry. I've had a wonderful team behind me, from withpractice_ff
for whom I betaed and who betaed for me (and I'd encourage you to check out Last Fall
, it's sheer brilliance and she was good at getting me to do something
writing-related when my motivation to work on my own stuff was cactus); she was the genius who suggested posting A Game of Cards
in two parts, ala Kill Bill
which is something I'm eternally grateful for. Love ya, babe. dreamwriteremmy
has been my mixer for the project and her enthusiasm for both the fic and the characters has been inspiring and awesome; I love her headcanon and conversation. Thankyou m'dear.
Then there's sleepyartist
, whose name made my jaw drop when I saw it on the signups page. Her art is spectacular and I've always loved her take on Kristoph/Phoenix; it's beautiful, it's sexy, and it's got this hint of something unnerving about it. When I saw her artwork this morning I was floored.
I'd also like to add that all these people had significant issues: much of the first draft of GAC was written when I was half-asleep, some of it after I'd had a few drinks, and much of it when I was not feeling the vibe. (And some of it while I was on a break at work or on public transport!) Consequently, it was a hideous mess, and these three people had that making life harder for them. In spite of this, they've all managed to... make shit into something beautiful.
Finally, muchos grazias to ourlonggoodbyes
who both set this whole ball rolling, and who deserves some kind of fandom commendation medal for her work in this fandom. In addition to this, she's also been a great supporter and friend to me. I'm glad we have such a kickarse personality running this show. Link to fic post
, I'm posting it chapter-by-chapter. It more than exceeds the word count required, and it's kind of massive, so I'm trying to put it up gradually rather than in one massive brain-vomit. Link to art post
. Doesn't it look like a movie poster?Link to mix post
. Please note: there are spoilers in the comments. This is gorgeous, though, and I love the way it goes in chronological order.