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The Harley Davidson Sportster 883 roared as it tore down the Detroit street, its rider not giving a damn about civil noise ordinances or speed restrictions. The city officials and the cops could all kiss her bad ass as far as she was concerned, if they could ever catch her. Part of the rider wished they'd try, as it had been a while since she had torn it up with a good ruckus, but she was currently on the job, and her partner in crime would not be pleased if she was late to the party.
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Hello Everyone,
It's been a while since I've made one of these... and it's been almost a year since I started posting my writing on deviantart. The bondage works have been on hiatus for a while, thanks to college, though that might end soon with Summer coming in about a month or two. Hopefully I'll be able to write some stuff then; time to write IS on the agenda for the future.

With that brief update over... well, let me start by saying my original idea for this journal was going to be very different; I thought it was going to be a notification of my retirement from writing - both on and off dA - entirely. The reason why is complicated, emotionally charged, and somewhat personal, but I'll try to make it clear for you all anyway, since you deserve to know.

It all comes from an Advanced Writing Workshop that is a mandatory class for Creative Writing Concentration english majors. These workshops are, in some ways, very good; you get all the creative people in a room, they show each other their work, and they say what the like and don't like and how you can improve, overseen by a professor.

My work was assessed last Monday. It was a... difficult experience. I'm not used to being present when people read and respond to my work, seeing their judgement and hearing their tone. It made me nervous; add a period of depression and heavy writers block - mental and physical thanks to my schoolwork - and you have a recipe for a very stressful and anxiety-inducing situation, even if everyone only had positive things to say.

They didn't.
Mostly the opposite, actually.

They tore into both me as a writer (one of the responses said "You can do better than this. I already know everyone's going to hate this.") and the piece, with the class winding up heavily divided into the majority of people who absolutely hated the piece and the minority of people who absolutely loved it. It smashed me to pieces, and, since then, I've half-assed all my involvement with other projects and considered stepping away from all of them: shutting down dA, moving away from the friends I've made online, stepping away from the tabletop RPGs I've started playing, and going and doing something else.

That is, until I got an email from the professor today, in which she discussed the piece, the responses to the piece, and an email I sent her questioning whether or not I actually should be a writer. She... well... I can't thank her enough for her feedback. She discussed without rancor both the positives and negatives of the piece, condemned the ad hominem responses, and encouraged me to keep writing with an extremely convincing argument that I, unfortunately, can't tell you fully without also breaching privacy. To summarize it, though...


Do you, and be happy doing you; other people have their opinions, and some will like you and others won't.


So... what does that mean to you, the person on dA who likes reading my stuff?
It means I'm going to still be here, trying my best to get something out for you to read soon.
It means I'm going to try some experiments that might be entertaining and fun, but might flop and suck.
It means I'm not going anywhere else. 

It means I'm going to keep writing.
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Not really anyone special, just a person who likes telling a good story.

Oh, and most of the stuff I write is 18+. None of my work is intended to promote violence in any way, shape, or form, be it sexual or otherwise, against men, women, or those who identify as both or neither. It is pure fantasy. Please enjoy responsibly!

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So... in more positive news than my previous updates: I'm going to give a small Signal Boost to another dA author.

Most of you probably knew about him before I did, but :iconaboneart:'s writing is quite wonderful. I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to read his work after all the stuff I've read for class.
... which... is simultaneously telling of both the quality of his work, and the lack of it within my class.

I, personally, found the clarity of content mixed with the accessible nature of his writing style the most enjoyable aspects of his work... but don't take my word for it! Go check him out if you're interested in other dA writers... ones that might be slightly more active than myself!
A short update:
I have no good writing ideas... and no motivation or time to do any of them.
Urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhh
I'm sorry for the string of self-conscious and slightly depressing poll topics lately... The last few weeks have been... turbulent, at best. I won't go into the details, since it's not my place to burden you with personal subject matters...

Suffice to say... It's been troubling. I've had a couple cool ideas for longer pieces (namely that Choose Your Own Adventure story) - I can't wait for classes to be entirely over in June so I can go back to full-time Fetish Writing.
All of the answers in the poll are theoretically valid at this point, since it doesn't exist yet; there is a right answer though...

... No it's not 'PARTEHH'.
... Also no spoilers ;3
... So... I'm sorry for the Radio Silence; this week has been rather stressful, in that I had applied to the Creative Writing concentration at my school... VERY few people are accepted - like... one in five.

... I got accepted.

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Ahellian Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Thanks for the watch, although the DiD and/or bondage-centric commissions might be few and far between.
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Spirit-of-Vice Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That's fine :) I've heard you've had some good writing too that I've been meaning to read; might as well watcg sooner rather than later and forget (again)! 
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Ahellian Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
Oh, it's mostly me mentally vomiting out my concepts for ridiculous crossovers (plus the profiles for my poorly-written characters). Thank you though.
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WaltonAfterDark Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! <3
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Spirit-of-Vice Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's my pleasure! Keep up the great work~! I can't wait to see more from you!
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KiwiKink Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
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Spirit-of-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! I've been meaning to read it, and am constantly forgetting to @.@

SO MUCH TO READ
SO MUCH TO WRITE
SO LITTLE TIME
SO MANY CHORES OVER BREAK T^T
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KiwiKink Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I totally feel you on that...
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Ming-GID Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thnx 4 the watch :D
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Spirit-of-Vice Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No problem; I look forward to seeing what you make~
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