A Tenth of the Way There

  • Posted on: 21 March 2008
  • By: MeiLin

$10 down, $90 to go to meet the BPAL challenge: You guys pony up to help defray my perfume update, and I'll give you a story **every day** next week, Monday through Saturday. Personally, I think I'm pretty safe, but you never know! Someone may come through. If we don't make the BPAL target, you'll still get an early chapter on Saturday the 29th as long as we meet the $20 weekly target (this Saturday, the 22nd, has already been paid for).

Chapter 12 is in the can and waiting patiently for the software to take it live at midnight tonight; I'm just finishing lucky 13 to be published this coming Tuesday. Or Monday, if someone unexpectedly drops a wad of cash on me. Smile

And as long as I'm babbling, I'd like to know how people feel about warnings. In the comments, someone expressed feeling uncomfortable about Allis and Issak and their roles as the Embodiments of Sacred Twins Who are also Lovers. I can understand that, but it's how the story goes, and I can come up with dozens of examples in world mythology and actual history--thousands of years of ancient Egyptian history.

In any event, we're going to be heading into territory that will squick some people out. The bad guy in the story-in-story is about to appear and there will be much non-consensual (but hot) sex. And then there's Allis and Issak. I am willing to add chapter warnings, but I'd hoped that the big warnings at the top of the story were enough. The sex in this story is sometimes conventional and sometimes not.

Any thoughts/requests?

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huehueteot's picture

AE:

There are multiple examples of this kind of thing through out the world. In Mesoamerica there are many threads of lineal connectedness that are said to illustrate the divine nature of the "Royal" lineage if the Priests that were recording things got it right after the conquest. The Inca were also inclined toward brother sister marriage for their "Royal" lineage. There are also examples of aborted attempts to create this kind of thing. Royal lineages that are considered to be divine are very common and that aura of divinity excuses violations of rules that govern the rest of the populous. Anyway I am comfortable with the images here they don't seem to be out of line with things that happened repeatedly in the past.

Cheers,

huehueteot

MeiLin's picture

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AE is AE. Wink But thanks for the feedback, and I realize it was a slip of the keys. Smile

MeiLin's picture

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You guys are calling my bluff! Someone just dropped a good chunk of cash into the BPAL kitty, so we're standing at $45 with 36 or so more hours to go in the target challenge. I better get writing just in case!

huehueteot's picture

MeiLin:

So sorry. Take it as a complement if you will. I do really like your writing. Best of Luck with the writing for I feel that people will step up to the plate. Your stories are worth it!!!

huehueteot

Eustacia's picture

i don't care if there are warnings or not-- while i find twincest squicky, it isn't nearly as disgusting as non-con.
And on that note... assuring us that your non con sex is hot, well-- i'm going to jsut say, that i think that's impossible.

Also, i do enjoy your story, but there's no way on earth i'd donate knowing that its going to perfume. I can't afford perfume myself (or new clothes... or a car... or lots of things) so yeah, my money doesn't go towards luxuries i can't afford, if i can help it. not really agaisnt you, jsut sort of an explanation. maybe if i weren't around 50k in debt, with 100k more to come in the next two years, i'd feel differently. maybe not. *shrugs*

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and I am not your author.

We are in debt too, though nothing like you. I choose to spend some of my money on things that make me happy even so. The income I get from my other websites goes to things like medical bills, of which we have plenty since my health cratered a couple of years ago, utilities, food, and clothes for my kids. The income I get from here--which is not even a drop in the bucket--goes for fun. Were this my sole income, I would not only not be spending some of it on perfume (most of it goes to hosting and advertising), I would be homeless and starving. In fact, I made the appeal for perfume funds precisely because the rest of my money is tied up in survival, and to paraphrase the old labor song, one needs bread but also roses. I recommend you buy yourself something like a rose now and again, no matter how in debt you are.

You'll want to skip the rest of the story-in-story. I also suggest you avoid world mythology, Anne Rice's Beauty books, just about anything with Fabio on the cover, Nancy Friday's books on female fantasies, anything that might be shelved near Pat Califia, and possibly the fantasy lives of your friends. Not having a choice (and yet still enjoying it) is a female fantasy that is as common as dirt and about as old. That's not to say women want to be raped. They don't. In fantasy, even when we are out of control, we are in control.

And as for my decadent perfume-buying ways, all I can say is that when you buy entertainment from other venues, you have no idea where the proceeds are going. Your attitude says more about how much you enjoy this story, which is to say, you don't. And that's fine. Apparently I didn't write this one for you; I hope you find one someone did write for you.

huehueteot's picture

MLM: (Ha, I got it right that time!!)

I am experiencing some problems with your web site. For the last couple of days I couldn't reach it and then suddenly I could. Now Chapter 12 doesn't come up and I don't see any chatter about that being the case so I am assuming that I am experiencing a local problem. But it would be nice If I could get some confirmation. I am using firefox 2.0.0.12 on Ubuntu 7.10 Linux. Any help would be appreciated.

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We had some server problems over the last couple of days that required some drastic measures, like taking the whole shooting match down a few times (we run our own box). That should be cleared up for now.

And as for Chap 12, it was supposed to have published automatically last night, but for some unknown reason, it didn't. I published it by hand about a half hour ago. Enjoy.

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