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letraspal · a month ago
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Continue reading The Wayward Heir in AO3
⚜️A comic for @carryonthroughtheages 2021⚜️
Volume 1. Wherein is related how the young artist went back to Florence and lived occurrences worthy to be fitly recorded.
Summary:
Simon Snow wants to be an artist. He used to live in Fiesole where he worked in the wool shop of his good friend Ebeneza Petty. He has now chosen to return to his native Florence in order to participate in an art contest hosted by the Pitch family, the most important bankers in all the three continents and Simon’s last chance for an art patronage. No matter how much he hates them.
But being back in Florence also brings back the memories Simon wanted to leave behind : his days as an orphan, the mystery about his mother, and once more being under the inquisitive eyes of his godfather, the new archbishop Davy. The archbishop is very same man who would never forgive him for dropping out the priesthood and ruining his secret plans against the Pitches.
The last thing Simon needed was an unbearably handsome jerk getting him into trouble on his very first day in Florence. How can focus when this man is the most annoying person he has ever met and yet his major source of inspiration.
Special thank you to @bazzybelle for beta this chapter, your help meant a lot bestie 💜
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thewriterxj · a month ago
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“Get up and grab your weapon, Snow .”
Medieval AU for @carryonthroughtheages and companion art for A Fool’s Oath, a fanfic, posted TOMORROW!
More description under the cut.
Simon is an orphan-turned-soldier, taken to the court of the crown prince, Baz. They really don’t like each other. I will save the rest for the fic.
I was inspired by medieval clothing and added some fantasy elements. Simon’s clothing is probably more accurate, but they both look dashing. I mean, as dashing as one can be when sparring with longswords, and your enemy/crush has their knee in your crotch.
Stay tuned for tomorrow!
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stardustasincocaine · a month ago
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I illustrated a scene from @knitbelove’s fic for COTTA!
Title: I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire
Set in WWII, the illustrated scene takes place on the worst night of the Second Great Fire of London. We had a very in-depth discussion on the moon phase of that night and how it would look in the sky because Historical Accuracy™️.
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Thanks to @thewriterxj for help with the kablooies!
Thanks @xivz,@palimpsessed,@bazzybelle, and @giishu for modding and planning this event!
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xivz · a month ago
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Stranger Tides
Rated: T
Summary: “If some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep, even so I will endure…”
Captain Simon Snow of the Chosen One is many things—cunning, handsome, ruthless. Greedy. It’s no surprise that Snow finds a way to piss off the God of the Sea, he always manages to get himself into some type of trouble. This time, however, he’s not the only one who will suffer the consequences. Poseidon promises to not stop his pursuit until Snow and all of his men are dead.
Enter Basilton Pitch—rich, beautiful, mysterious. Suspicious. He offers the crew of the Chosen One a hefty sum to take him back to Europe from the Caribbean. And who is Captain Snow to refuse so much coin? After all, Greek gods aren’t real.
Right?
Read on AO3
Me and @tea-brigade would like to thank @bazzybelle for creating and putting together @carryonthroughtheages for another year! It’s been a fun! (Also thumbs up to the mods @palimpsessed @giishu & me—yeah, patting myself on the back too.)
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carryonthroughtheages · a month ago
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Hello everyone!
Another year of Carry On Through The Ages is over and done! We have emotions and exhaustion, but we're so happy that this year had the hype and excitement that it did.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to all of the AMAZING creators who spent the last several months working away at their historical content!
Thank you also to the hard-working mods: @bazzybelle, @giishu, @palimpsessed, and @xivz . This fest would not have been as successful as it has been without you!
We encourage everyone to look under the page break for all the fics and art. They're all fantastic!
Here is the link to the AO3 Collection: Carry On Through The Ages 2021!
Thank you all, and until next year! 🧡🧡🧡
MONDAY:
1) sun on the sea (T) - @trenchcoat-moth : AO3 // Tumblr
Tensions run high in England, and Malcolm decides it's for the best he sends Baz to live with Fiona, where he'll be safer.
That is, until Baz's ship is attacked.
2) The Words I Long To Say (M) - @bazzybelle : AO3 // Tumblr
Simon Snow was dead.
Baz Pitch was sure of it. Simon had gone away seven years ago to fight a war in the jungle and he hadn't come home.
So, when Simon shows up in Baz's club, investigating a string of brutal murders, all Baz wants to do is hold him close and never let him go.
But these aren't the same boys from 1960 and Baz has a lot of processing to do before he's ready to believe in Simon again.
3) we are slaves to gods, whatever gods are (M) - @wellbelesbian : AO3 // Tumblr
I don’t fully understand what plagues him, but I know it’s bad, and I know it goes deeper than guilt. He didn’t want to kill his father, not really, but we were instructed to do so by Apollo. Cleanse the house of its sins, dispose of a murderer to set things right. It was only right that I join him; he was avenging my mother as much as his. Clearly, Apollo didn’t seem to consider that such an act would make Simon a murderer in his father’s place. It seems I got off fine, but as far as Simon is concerned, the vengeful spirits that once spun and danced on the roof of the palace now hunt him down, determined not to stop until he rids the world of himself.
4) World War II Era Art - @stardustasincocaine : Tumblr
TUESDAY:
1) the art of loving you (E) - @one-more-offbeat-anthem : AO3 // Tumblr
1955. London. Young love.
Forbidden love.
A year ago, starving artist Simon Snow met Baz Pitch, son of a wealthy art patron, at a party, and their days (and nights) together have been a wonderful secret.
But Simon is tired of being a secret and knows it's time for things to end.
(Baz has other ideas.)
2) Reliquary of an Arsonist (T) - @tea-brigade : AO3 // Tumblr
Simon Snow grew up a ward of Watford Abbey, but when his magic manifested in an explosive accident as a child, he became the Abbey’s anchorite—never to leave Watford’s walls, for his own protection. That is, until Abbot David sends him on an important errand…
Basilton Pitch paints portraits for his patron, Lord Grimm. But he’s never forgotten the magic he learned from his mother—nor the men who condemned her to death as a heretic. When Simon arrives and offers Baz a commission from Watford Abbey, he sees his chance to avenge his mother once and for all...and he’s willing to burn down everything in his path to that end.
But it was no coincidence that pulled these two unlikely souls together. Something more sinister is underway at Watford Abbey, and only Simon and Baz can uncover the truth before everything goes up in flames.
3) Westward Son (E) - @aristocratic-otter : AO3 // Tumblr
Simon and Baz have found each other again, but there's nowhere in Brooklyn or Virginia where they can safely be together. So now, they venture the hazards and struggles of the Oregon trail, to perhaps find a little homestead in Oregon of their own.
4) A Way Out (T) - @lying-on-the-sofa : AO3
I frown at him..“You don’t know me.”
He offers his hand. “Simon.”
Simon. I feel the name around in my mind and assign it to his face. Simon. I don’t shake his hand. They’ve still got my arms pinned. “Basilton.”
Simon nods at me. “Now we know each other. Let him go.” Very casually, he takes his other hand from behind his back. A sword, flashing. He leans on it and smiles invitingly. “Let him go.”
This time, they listen.
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Simon Snow has been trained for years to become a tribute—one of the fighters Athens sends every ninth year into the Minotaur’s labyrinth. He wants to know the way out, if only for Penny’s sake. Luckily for him, Prince Basilton of Crete also wants a way out—off the island, where no one will know he’s the half-brother of the Minotaur.
Unluckily for both of them, they don’t exactly form the most agreeable pair.
WEDNESDAY
1) long is the road the leads me home (G) - @wellbelesbian : AO3 (Version 1) (Version 2) // Tumblr
Baz has a rather unremarkable life, and he's fine with that. Running his late mother's beloved inn with his temperamental aunt, estranged from his father and step-siblings, he's successfully convinced himself that he's better off without attachments.
Then Simon barrels into his life, guns blazing and rapier drawn, and Baz is swept up in dramatic plot he never bargained for.
Worse still, he finds he quite likes the thrill.
2) New Romantics (T) - @ninemagicks : AO3 // Tumblr
Basilton Pitch, twenty-two years old and a famed poet of the Romantic era, has fled to the countryside. In Mummers House, the fabled haunt of literary greats, he sulks himself into oblivion and awaits a sad, disappointing end to his brief years of brilliance. The cause of his downfall? None other than Simon Snow, the so-called “bad boy of English poetry”, breaker of rules and eternal thorn in his side. Baz hopes that Mummers House might mean an escape from London, from Snow and his increasingly virulent popularity... but the rain that comes has other ideas.
3) thnétos (T) - @snowybank : AO3 // Tumblr
thnétos: subject to death, mortal
a retelling of Apollo and Hyacinthus
4) A Medieval AU art piece - @thewriterxj : Tumblr
THURSDAY
1) From Eden (E) - @orange-peony : AO3 // Tumblr
I wonder if his skin is warm or cold to the touch. I tell myself it’s simple curiosity, that I’m an artist and capturing things on paper or canvas is my way to make sense of the world. That drawing him feels so natural, so I should just follow my instincts. Ebb used to say it all the time. Follow your heart. It knows where you’re supposed to go.
I wish I could. I wish I had enough money and freedom to just draw what I want. To paint him in his unattainable beauty. To draw him the way I want to. Naked and vulnerable, raw. Without frills and expensive suits.
Just Baz on paper, my fingers tracing his delicate and beautiful lines with simple charcoal.
2) Slings and Eros (M) - @palimpsessed : AO3 // Tumblr
Young god of love Simonides is tasked by his father, the god of war, to bring about the ruin of a mortal prince to punish his blasphemy. However, once Simonides sees his intended victim, he begins to have misgivings. Prince Tyrannus might have offended the gods with his very existence, but all Simonides can see is how beautiful and lonely he is.
Or, a very loose interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth.
3) I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire (M) - @knitbelove : AO3 // Tumblr
September 1940: Going back to Watford feels different this year, and not just because England is at the brink of war with Germany and Italy. Penelope seems unsettled by everything, and Agatha is distant, and Baz is … simply not here.
What if Carry On but during the Blitz?? Yeah.
4) A Fool's Oath (M) - @thewriterxj : AO3 // Tumblr
A simple soldier is invited to join the ranks of the royal guard. He and his appointed mage arrive at the royal city to find themselves at the mercy of an unmerciful court. As he struggles to find his place in this foreign environment, he also finds himself entranced by music that only he seems to hear that floats out about the city. He makes an oath to wed whoever makes such beautiful music.
Too bad that person is the crown prince.
FRIDAY
1) Stranger Tides (T) - @tea-brigade & @xivz : AO3 // Tumblr
“If some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep, even so I will endure…” Captain Simon Snow of the Chosen One is many things—cunning, handsome, ruthless. Greedy. It’s no surprise that Snow finds a way to piss off the God of the Sea, he always manages to get himself into some type of trouble. This time, however, he’s not the only one who will suffer the consequences. Poseidon promises to not stop his pursuit until Snow and all of his men are dead.
Enter Basilton Pitch—rich, beautiful, mysterious. Suspicious. He offers the crew of the Chosen One a hefty sum to take him back to Europe from the Caribbean. And who is Captain Snow to refuse so much coin? After all, Greek gods aren’t real.
Right?
2) The wayward heir [comic] (M) - @letraspal : AO3 // Tumblr
Like a folk song, our love will be passed on. Simon Snow wants to be an artist. He used to live in Fiesole where he worked in the wool shop of his good friend Ebeneza Petty. He has now chosen to return to his native Florence in order to participate in an art contest hosted by the Pitch family, the most important bankers in all the three continents and Simon’s last chance for an art patronage. No matter how much he hates them.
But being back in Florence also brings back the memories Simon wanted to leave behind : his days as an orphan, the mystery about his mother, and once more being under the inquisitive eyes of his godfather, the new archbishop Davy. The archbishop is very same man who would never forgive him for dropping out the priesthood and ruining his secret plans against the Pitches.
The last thing Simon needed was an unbearably handsome jerk getting him into trouble on his very first day in Florence. How can focus when this man is the most annoying person he has ever met and yet his major source of inspiration.
3) Prohibition Blues (T) - @heyyyandrea : AO3
Simon Snow is a baker and aspiring playwright in Prohibition Era New York City. When he meets a handsome man at Shepherd's speakeasy who is interested in his work, he can't help but think it feels too good to be true.
4) Earth Below & Sky Above (M) - @phoxphyre : AO3 // Tumblr
In the depth of the palace of King Minos of Crete lurks a creature known as the Minotaur.
Baz, prince of Athens and chosen of the god Poseidon, has heard the stories. And now he’s volunteered to come to Crete as one of the annual tributes—to dance with the king’s bulls and fulfill his destiny. He just wants to survive the bulls, protect his people, and go home.
But what if the Minotaur isn’t a monster—but just a boy? And what if instead of slaying him, Baz fell in love with him?
A Carry On retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, set in Bronze Age Crete.
5) A 1980s AU Art piece by @stardustasincocaine : Tumblr // Instagram (Slightly NSFW)
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palimpsessed · a month ago
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A tale of trust, lust, loyalty, and epic romance
🧡A fic for Carry On Through the Ages 2021🧡
Fic Summary: Young god of love Simonides is tasked by his father, the god of war, to bring about the ruin of a mortal prince to punish his blasphemy. However, once Simonides sees his intended victim, he begins to have misgivings. Prince Tyrannus might have offended the gods with his very existence, but all Simonides can see is how beautiful and lonely he is.
Or, a very loose interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth.
Rated: Mature for eventual sexual content
Preview:
"I can't ask you for what I truly want," he admits.
"Why not?"
"Because I don't deserve it."
"Deserve what?"
He rolls his eyes, like he's annoyed with me, but I don't think he is. "You only have one thing to offer, don't you?"
"You don't think you deserve love?"
@carryonthroughtheages
Read the first two chapters now on AO3
Thanks to fellow mods @bazzybelle @xivz and @giishu for making this event a success! 🧡🧡
An extra special thank you to @mostlymaudlin for being a fantastic friend and beta, who asked the tough questions and helped me feel much better about sharing this story!!! 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
And!! Please everyone go give some love to these two outstanding pieces by @letraspal and @stillmadaboutpetra. Seeing their art kept this idea alive when it otherwise would have floundered. Thank you both for all the lovely content you make and share with us!!!! 🧡🧡🧡
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tea-brigade · a month ago
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My @carryonthroughtheages fic is here!
Reliquary of an Arsonist
✨First three chapters up on AO3 now! ✨
Simon Snow grew up a ward of Watford Abbey, but when his magic manifested in an explosive accident as a child, he became the Abbey’s anchorite—never to leave Watford’s walls, for his own protection. That is, until Abbot David sends him on an important errand…
Basilton Pitch paints portraits for his patron, Lord Grimm. But he’s never forgotten the magic he learned from his mother—nor the men who condemned her to death as a heretic. When Simon arrives and offers Baz a commission from Watford Abbey, he sees his chance to avenge his mother once and for all...and he’s willing to burn down everything in his path to that end.
But it was no coincidence that pulled these two unlikely souls together. Something more sinister is underway at Watford Abbey, and only Simon and Baz can uncover the truth before everything goes up in flames.
Read it on AO3
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aristocratic-otter · 2 months ago
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For those of you who remember, nearly a year ago, I started posting my massive Civil War AU, the Blue and the Gray. Well, this week, I commissioned my friend @stardustasincocaine to create a scene from the story, and you all need to see this 😍😍😍
https://archiveofourown.org/works/27397678
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bazzybelle · a month ago
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TITLE: The Words I Long To Say
RATING: Mature (references to drugs)
CATEGORY: M/M
SUMMARY: Simon Snow was dead.
Baz Pitch was sure of it. Simon had gone away seven years ago to fight a war in the jungle and he hadn't come home.
So, when Simon shows up in Baz's club, investigating a string of brutal murders, all Baz wants to do is hold him close and never let him go.
But these aren't the same boys from the 1960s and Baz has a lot of processing to do before he's ready to believe in Simon again.
NOTES: AHH! Another @carryonthroughtheages week is starting! I am so excited for all the content coming out!
Thank you to my fellow mods, @giishu, @palimpsessed, and @xivz for helping me with the server, check-ins, and midnight panics while putting another COTTA year together. I could not have done this without you, so thank you.
Thank you to @carryonsimoncarryonbaz and @xivz for the Beta work on this fic!
Another note, this fic takes place between Chapters 5 and 6 of my COTTA fic from last year, No One To Save That Can't Be Saved (why in God's name did I choose such a long title?). This should tide anyone following my fic over until the next update (and yes, it's coming! I'm working on it, I promise).
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phoxphyre · a month ago
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Summary
In the depth of the palace of King Minos of Crete lurks a creature known as the Minotaur.
Baz, prince of Athens and chosen of the god Poseidon, has heard the stories. And now he’s volunteered to come to Crete as one of the annual tributes—to dance with the king’s bulls and fulfill his destiny. He just wants to survive the bulls, protect his people, and go home.
But what if the Minotaur isn’t a monster—but just a boy? And what if instead of slaying him, Baz fell in love with him?
A Carry On retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (with some Daidalos and Icarus thrown in), set in Bronze Age Crete.
Written for Carry On Through the Ages 2021.
Rating: Mature (for eventual sexual content)
Chapters: 1/?
Read the first chapter on AO3
Preview
Then, as if he felt our eyes upon him, the wings rustled and twitched and spread a bit. All the priests shrank back, like mice feeling the shadow of a hawk. The feathers were shimmering bronze, mottled with brown and russet and gray. He held a stone labrys, the sacred double axe, across his chest. His broad chest and confident hands spoke of violence.
The Minotaur, they called him: Minos’ bull. Or, sometimes, the Winged Bull. I had heard the whispered stories in Athens. I had not thought they might be true.
Later I got to know the feeling of the wings under my hands. I remember lying beside him, running my fingers again and again through the feathers until he shivered. The wings were more sensitive than his skin, he said. The down beneath was softer than a baby’s skin; I used to sink my hands into it. I could hardly believe the gods had allowed it.
But that day I did not know what was to come, except that I felt a shiver run up and down my bare arms, all the hairs rising as if some god had breathed on me.
@carryonthroughtheages
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orange-peony · a month ago
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Snowbaz I E I 5k (ongoing) I Historical AU but also Canon compliant, post AWTWB, mutual pining, past lives, alternating timelines, smutty smut.
My fic for @carryonthroughtheages is out! 🎉 I dropped out of most of the Carry On fests I wanted to do this year, but I HAD to do COTTA.
Read From Eden on AO3
Huge thanks to @static-abyss for being an amazing and super lovely beta. 💙
Summary: I wonder if his skin is warm or cold to the touch. I tell myself it’s simple curiosity, that I’m an artist and capturing things on paper or canvas is my way to make sense of the world. That drawing him feels so natural, so I should just follow my instincts. Ebb used to say it all the time. Follow your heart. It knows where you’re supposed to go.
I wish I could. I wish I had enough money and freedom to just draw what I want. To paint him in his unattainable beauty. To draw him the way I want to. Naked and vulnerable, raw. Without frills and expensive suits.
Just Baz on paper, my fingers tracing his delicate and beautiful lines with simple charcoal.
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letraspal · a month ago
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WIP WEDNESDAY
Thanks for tagging me @dreamingkc ✨
Hi besties! Here, a panel that I finished while I was procrastinating from write the script for this same story hahaha. But I am almost there.
So, no context, just them. (:
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stardustasincocaine · a month ago
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Please enjoy my last COTTA piece. I deleted it as I was coloring and had to redraw.
Yes, I am absolutely drawing the next bit and many other cursed images. This is part 1 of at least 4 🤣
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL 80’S!!! Fun fact- dippin dots, the weird nitrogen ball ice cream, was invented in 1988!! It also has incredible dick pun potential so here we are. Baz vibes with Robert Smith and will not take criticism or suggestions on this. Simon is…still Simon somehow, but make it Springsteen.
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1955. London. Young love.
Forbidden love.
A year ago, starving artist Simon Snow met Baz Pitch, son of a wealthy art patron, at a party, and their days (and nights) together have been a wonderful secret.
But Simon is tired of being a secret and knows it's time for things to end.
(Baz has other ideas.)
Read the art of loving you here!
My fic for the 2021 round of @carryonthroughtheages is up! I had a lot of fun participating in this event and trying my hand at some Snowbaz! And be sure to check out all the other fics in the challenge <3
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wellbelesbian · a month ago
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here is my first Carry On Through The Ages 2021 fic! thank you to @carryonthroughtheages and all the mods helping to run the event 💜
the first four chapters are up, and the last two will be posted next monday. i hope you all like it!
read it on ao3!
prologue below the cut:
I hear the shrieks and cackling before I see them, but it is not sufficient warning. The women are upon me in moments, their eyes burning with hatred, their sharp talons carving into my skin as I flee their righteous wrath. Accusations are hurled at me. “Murderer!” “Father-killer!” These accusations, more than their sharpened teeth, leathery wings, or blood stained talons, scare me the most. Because I know they are true.
Flaming whips unfurl in their hands as I continue to run through the halls of the palace, where I spent a brief but happy childhood before being smuggled away under the cover of night. I soon find myself in the main hall, the alter in the centre of the room dripping with fresh crimson blood, though I could have sworn we washed it clean and adorned it with sacrifices days ago. But even as this thought crosses my mind, I know that is not the blood of a holy animal sacrifice- I feel that fact deep in my bones.
I turn to the entrance of the room as the monsters catch up to me, dropping to my knees in supplication and covering my face as they descend, tearing and rending my flesh as they continue to scream condemnations for my crimes. They pry my hands away to reveal my tears, laughing and taunting me, then their sharp, poison tipped fingers reach forward to pluck out my eyes as my screams echo throughout the room just as my father’s did.
read the rest on ao3!
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palimpsessed · 20 days ago
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A tale of trust, lust, loyalty, and epic romance.
Fic Summary: Young god of love Simonides is tasked by his father, the god of war, to bring about the ruin of a mortal prince to punish his blasphemy. However, once Simonides sees his intended victim, he begins to have misgivings. Prince Tyrannus might have offended the gods with his very existence, but all Simonides can see is how beautiful and lonely he is.
Or, a very loose interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth.
Rated: M for eventual sexual content
Preview:
He growls out a sigh, jams his hands into his messy brown curls and tugs. "He ordered me to destroy a man's life. A prince. One of my followers, if you can believe that. Father says the mortals are worshipping him instead of me and I have to punish him."
"There are plenty of ways to punish a prince for blasphemy." I can think of at least a dozen, and I've only just begun considering it. "Your father isn't being very creative."
"Oh, well, that's helpful,” he mutters sarcastically. “I'll be sure to tell him the next time I talk to him. In the meantime, what am I supposed to do?"
This fic will update weekly on Fridays.
Read chapter four now
Or start from the beginning
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carryonthroughtheages · a month ago
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Carry On Through The Ages Starts TODAY!
Posting for this event starts TODAY and goes on until Friday! I have been reading snippets and seeing the amazing WIPs for the past several months. These amazing creators have been working SO DANG HARD to get their content out this week, and I am just SO proud of them all!
For those of you following this tumblr, we will be reblogging all the content everyday, so be on the look out!
To the amazing content creators, you are so incredibly talented. Thank you for joining this event and for helping to make it as wonderful as it was. Good luck posting!
To my amazing mods, @giishu, @palimpsessed, and @xivz, thank you for having my back during these last few months. For listening to me stress out over check ins and scheduling, and for giving me advice on how to word questionnaires and emails.
I love you all! 🧡🧡🧡
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tea-brigade · a month ago
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Six(ish) Sentence Sunday 🎆
Thank youuuu @urban-sith @mostlymaudlin and @bloodiedpixie for the tag!!! Yall are so sweet and your wips looks amazing 👀
I should be polishing up the chapters of this COTTA fic that I’m posting in two days (gulp), thanks to my lovely beta readers. Instead I wrote a chapter yall won’t see for a WHILE and I’m not even mad because it’s one of the earliest scenes I envisioned when I was dreaming up this story.
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(whoops that’s six paragraphs instead of six sentences but I love them so)
What has Baz so spooked? Is he really going to burn down a church?? Most importantly, why is Simon so pretty??? Find out this week when this fic starts being posted! *distant screaming*
Tagging in some people I think are rad: @snowybank @seducing-a-vampire @palimpsessed @sillyunicorn @facewithoutheart @cissues @ninemagicks @foolofabookwyrm and anyone else out there who wants to share some words! 💙
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phoxphyre · a month ago
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hello! i became obsessed with hold back the tide recently (it is soo amazing. haven't been this excited about a fic in a while), and so i was just looking through ur tumblr looking for glimpses of ur writing (cause it's brilliant) and I see u keep mentioning COTTA .. i was wondering, is this a fic of urs? is it published? i can't see it on ao3? anyways, thanks for reading this and thanks for writing. reading HBtT really made my week :)
Oh my gosh, this message made MY week! Thank you so much for taking the time to write--it means a lot to me.
COTTA is short for "Carry On Through the Ages." It's an amazing event where writers and artists do Carry On historical AUs. I wrote Hold Back the Tide for COTTA last year, and I highly recommend checking out some of the other works in the AO3 collection. It's an embarrassment of historical fiction riches. Follow them on Tumblr, too!
A couple of specific recommendations:
A Man of Letters
The Blue and the Gray
Tyrannus
Mi Chamocha
I'm writing a new fic for COTTA 2021, a Snowbaz retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (plus Daedalus and Icarus), set in bronze age Crete. It's currently 30-50% done (and 100% kicking my butt). That should be posted sometime in the second week of September.
Also! I just finished the next chapter of HBtT, so there should be some new content coming your way soon! And in the meantime read @ganseylike's Boys of Bedlam, inspired by HBtT!
It looks like you already found my AO3, but I have some other works there too, including a couple of one shots. I've also spent a good chunk of 2020 and 2021 writing a Snowbaz retelling of Pride and Prejudice with magic, vampires, and more homoerotic dueling than you can shake a smallsword at, so stay tuned for that! (I've posted a bunch of snippets on my Tumblr, mostly tagged #Valour Vanity and Vampires).
Thanks again for the ask!
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subparselkie · 11 months ago
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First of two posts for @carryonthroughtheages ! This is caveman snowbaz and it is exactly 3.7% historically accurate🤣
This is for the nov 2nd ancient history category!
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