13 December 2006 @ 12:37 pm
Original Fiction - The 7th Swan (Parts Three and Four)  
All right. Have to head into the trenches for studying a significant amount today (physics, anthro, Japanese) but I am slapping this up for those of you who expressed interest on the first post. (Which can be found here.)

The 7th Swan.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three (new)
Part Four (The End) (new)

Based on a whole lot of fairy tales (including The Tinder Box and The Twelve Dancing Princesses, as well as the tale from which the title is taken). A tale of two brothers trying to fix a curse.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on December 13th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
amazing!
panic! at the basquiat: (havemercy) rookladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Anonymous comments that say amazing make me sad, as I cannot properly thank you!

(But thank you!)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 14th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 14th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nimnimue9 on December 13th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
You taunt me.

Or you give me something to look forward to post-term paper.

Haven't decided which.
panic! at the basquiat: (havemercy) at the gay barladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
I, being stubborn and contrary, do both.

Hope the paper is going well!
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panic! at the basquiat: (ackles) frecklesladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
lane_the_8thlane_the_8th on December 13th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Brilliant <3
panic! at the basquiat: (gs) photography - shinkenladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
You make me all squirmy.

Thanks very very. :)
i was always like thisbionic on December 13th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
So looking forward to reading it! Master of Ravens is like my favorite original fic piece ever ever EVER. So glad you decided to share this with us :D Will leave more feedback after I read it!
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) behind a gunladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh Master of Ravens. One day I'll actually edit that....er.

Ahem, anyway, it has the same gypsies in it as are in Master of Ravens! Apparently I am incapable of avoiding them, who knew.

Hope you enjoy!
stark raving saneolukemi on December 13th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Stunning. My god, woman, you continue to amaze me. I'm a sucker for fairy tales and you rocked the hell out of this one. You made everything your own and you must do something with this. If you really do want illustrations ever, I'm at your disposal. God, I think I need to read this again.
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) i understand bout indecisionladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
You're at my disposal? You're kidding, right?

In any case: I am unsure if you know how much your opinion means to me, but it means a great deal, and I am so thrilled to my toes that you enjoyed this. For really reals. Thank you for reading & for replying & also, you know, for everything.
(no subject) - olukemi on December 14th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
Angel1999angel1999 on December 13th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
I hope you're happy with yourself. You've ruined me for other fairy tales. I don't know whether to love you or hate you for that. Please never stop writing, you have such an amazing gift for it.
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) sweet little sisterladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
That wasn't my intention! It doesn't even have proper illustrations or anything...

Thank you so much. You (and that doggy, but mostly you) have really made me smile tonight.
Madelinehellomdolly on December 13th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
GODSPEED, STUDYBIRD!
Lovingly excited to devour this.

Also -- most of you HP fanfic is protected in lj. Any way I could gain access to this?
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) i understand bout indecisionladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: GODSPEED, STUDYBIRD!
Oho! Shoot me an email re: fanfic stuff. I will try to provide what you're looking for.

Hope you enjoy!

SO MUCH STUDYING.
ten thousand lightning bugssarahsan on December 13th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Perfect. Completely and utterly perfect. My new favorite fairy tale.

Thank you so much for letting us read this!
panic! at the basquiat: (gs) cigarette - shinkenladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Thank YOU (and I mean it) for reading.
a little short for a stormtrooper: endless - desirewingdance on December 13th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
I just finished reading all of it. It's incredibly beautiful, and I really just don't have the words. I'm sort of in love with it. Thank you for writing and sharing it.
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) i don't care if i get behindladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
This means a whole lot to me. I'm really thankful that you read it--and, of course, that you enjoyed it, and let me know, and all the good stuff. Thank you so much.
waiyza on December 13th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I was saving this until my finals, but I cheated and read a little bit and I love it! It's wonderful. And I told my roommates about it and now they plan on reading it too. I hope you don't mind!
panic! at the basquiat: (havemercy) at the gay barladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
I know I shouldn't have posted it during finals crunch time. It was a distraction for me, too. ;) I really, really hope you enjoy it, when you do read it.

Meanwhile: good luck!
I'm the queen of the castleerie_potter on December 13th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Gah! You're a writing goddess, you know. This is gorgeous, so wonderfully done (and off of my favourite fairy tale, squee! *grins like a madman*). Thank you so much!
panic! at the basquiat: (wk) welcome to evilladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Pish posh!

It's one of my favorites, too. I've always loved it--and always wanted to know what happened to that one brother. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you!
i don't know nothink.melodylemming on December 13th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
How different is this from the version I read before?
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) sweet little sisterladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
It's not, sadly, any different at all. I have (imagine that) been mulling your words ever since you gave me the feedback. I am a really, REALLY fast writer...and a really, REALLY slow editor.
(no subject) - melodylemming on December 14th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
without_nameswithout_names on December 13th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
oh God, i love it, and i love it so much. your gypsies're the best (are they Cam's gipsyes), and i love how Patience have 'rough tender hands', and how she can't stop once she start sewing, and how Mark is bad and good at the same time, and ounds sniffing on Beauty's hand, and faerie kingdom and mermaids and brothers - ah, how beautiful this all, and how... true. and all these little details that make tale a reality - and still lets it has it's magic.
you're amazing. please never, ever stop writing.
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) ramblin manladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
Ahhh, thanks so much--you have no idea how much this means to me, because I am inarticulate when it comes to expressing my thanks properly--but yeah. Really. Thank you. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, and that you took the time out to tell me you'd read it, and everything. And they are definitely Cam's gypsies!
sorry for my botched English, btw -_- - without_names on December 14th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
no hesitation, no delaykitaloon on December 13th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, beautiful. Every strange tale I've ever loved, from Aladdin to Tam Lin, and with beautiful twists. I adore the three dogs. I have an enormous weight of physics and law and calculus on my back, but this has lifted it.

Courage and Beauty are meant for each other like few other things, and as characters they're lovely and complete.
no hesitation, no delay: hands tiedkitaloon on December 14th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
Also, you write brothers in a way that makes me, as an only child, faintly regretful that I grew up alone in my personal space and my head and my heart.
(no subject) - ladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
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panic! at the basquiat: (spn) i don't care if i get behindladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, oh! Do not put it down! Ahhh, thank you so much. Would you mind if I uploaded it & linked it on the main story page? With credit, of course! Full credit!

Ahhh, thank you SO much!
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(no subject) - ladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mermbluemiree on December 13th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
I decide to check LJ right before heading back to studying. For a brief moment. And now I have horrible temptation. Because this is so much better than the nervous system. But arrrgh. I will read it later... rest assured. :)
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) hope it doesn't take too longladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
GOOD LUCK with studies.

We are going to meet up. SOMEWHERE. SOMEHOW. I swear.

Why am I so lame?
(no subject) - bluemiree on December 14th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - bluemiree on December 14th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
hahahahowlucky on December 13th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Incredibly beautiful. Just. . .agh. Beyond comprehensible words.

was that some Tam Lin in the fourth part? Because I love me some Tam Lin.

panic! at the basquiat: (spn) change my life againladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
But of course! Yay. I love me some Tam Lin, too.

I'm really glad that you enjoyed it. Really, really glad.

Thank you.
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Thank you!
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) peace of mindladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
...thank you!
pretty lame, really: Princess Bride -By coralcastletess_wolfe on December 14th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
It's wonderful, and it's every fairy tale I love. And I second the offer of illustrations.
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) boobs on a manladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
You are far too good to me. Seriously really?
(no subject) - tess_wolfe on December 15th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
friend of the devil: sam & deangreenjelloforst on December 14th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
there are only a handful of authors i really completely trust, you being one of them, and i know whatever mood im in i can come here and find a fic to fit it. thanks for readingandwatchingandlisteningandhearing-and then writing it all down in your own voice for us to read.

i havent read all of this, im not even halfway through the first part, but im already copying it onto word to print out to read later. fairy tales have always been a kind of fetish for me (my uncle bougt me a giant book of them when i was 5 and i still have it in my room next to my bed) and so methinks i will enjoy this one. =)

panic! at the basquiat: (spn) behind a gunladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely a fetish for me, too; I realized that I have this deep illustration-association thing going on, which is why I am never, never satisfied with anything I write. (Because! No pictures!)

I hope you enjoy. :)
(no subject) - greenjelloforst on December 16th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
hi, my name is slim shadey: Grrxmindthegapx on December 14th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
HOMG.

I JUST... I CAN'T... I CAN'T EVEN...

I LOVED THAT SO MUCH. SO INSANELY MUCH AND MY HEART IS DOING FLIPPY-DOOS IN MY CHEST AND IT'S JUST... SO... MUCH... LOVE.

MY HANDS ARE SHAKING AND I'M LISTENING TO "ODALISQUE" AND I'M DYING, OKAY???? DYING.
panic! at the basquiat: (spn) boobs on a manladyjaida on December 14th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
...thank you. Thank you so much. I am really thrilled and tickled all over and. Yeah. Thank you so much.
cogwheel ex machina - アラカmarigold_tales on December 14th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
I love it! :DDDD

IT'S SO CUTE

and I just love the story and the brothers' relationship (BE IT INCEST OR JUST BROTHERLY WAYS I'LL LET YOU DECIDE) but it is so awesome. <3

Their family is kind of...crappy. xD THEY ARE NOT VERY NICE PEOPLE but that's all right.

Oh and yay mystical puppies. <3
Karin // Part Damsel, Part Dragon: atla: toph big smileotempora01 on December 14th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
I think that was the single greatest thing I've ever read. I have so much homework to do, but I got here and I started reading and I could not stop. I'm not sure who I love more, Beauty or Courage, because they both have certain endearing attributes and all I can say is that Beauty's dedication to Courage is absolute beautiful and I love the way you wrote it.

And also Courage/Beauty otp!!!11!

I was actually really happy that I could identify some of the fairy tales that you do and the way they were all interwoven into one big story was pure genius. Thank you so much for writing this. I feel privileged to have read it. ♥
Alexandra: talhozanra on December 14th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
I have just started to read it. I am way behind everyone else. But. I had to stop and say that passages like

‘Don’t fill his head with lies,’ said Wisdom bitterly. ‘You can’t spoil him now.’

‘Be kinder, Wisdom,’ said Providence.

‘Yes. We’ll manage it,’ said Perseverance.

Luck said, ‘Curses are always broken.’


are incredibly, completely fantastic. I love the simplicity and truth in your writing. It makes it so strong.

( 92 — hello, my name is )
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