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All radio shows are available as podcasts. Please listen online if possible as it generates revenue for my site (but it’s not a hit for my bandwidth so no worries!). The show is Rated R due to my dirty mouth. Please don’t listen to it without headphones around children or in public. I talk about cock and butt-fucking a lot. Short & Junk episodes are normally less than an hour long. Have a question you want me to explore? Ask Me Anything.

Check out my archive on Blogtalk if you don’t want me to wait for me to list shows below.



2/05/2019 Plot Drift: Patrick Sheppard Joins the Expedition
2/02/2019 Plotting 101: Developing the Pace of Your Novel
2/01/2019 The Writer’s Table – Episode 18
1/28/2019 Bitch Craft: Erotica vs Reality
1/26/2019 Fandom & Junk: Feedback, Validation & the Reader
1/25/2019 Plotting 101: World Building
1/18/2019 The Writer’s Table – Episode 17
1/04/2019 The Writer’s Table – Episode 16
12/23/2018 Fandom & Junk: The Big Question – Episode 1
12/14/2018 Fandom & Junk: The Actor vs The Character
12/07/2018 Fandom & Junk: The Good Fan
12/03/2018 Fandom & Junk: Censorship & Community Repercussions
11/30/2018 NANOWRIMO: The Aftermath
11/27/2018 Sentinel 101: The Long & Short of It
11/25/2018 The Writer’s Table: Episode 15
11/16/2018 Bitch Craft: Characters & Unintended Consequences
11/14/2018 Bitch Craft: Serial Work & Episodes
11/10/2018 Bitch Craft: Odds & Ends
11/09/2018 Bitch Craft: When Ideas Fall to Pieces
10/31/2018 Bitch Craft: National Novel Writing Month
10/26/2018 Bitch Craft: When Writing Hurts
10/27/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 14
10/26/2018 Two Questions – Episode 2
10/24/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 13
10/20/2018 Trope Drift: Canon Divergence
10/19/2018 Fandom & Junk: Readers Aren’t Currency & other Skulduggery
10/15/2018 Two Questions – Episode 1
10/13/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 12
10/12/2018 The Plot Drift: Two Ideas, Gaming & Shenanigans
10/11/2018 Wild Hares: Mutant Edition
10/06/2018 Character Drifting
9/28/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 11
9/22/2018 Trope Drift: The Mutant AU
9/10/2018 Quantum Bang – Alpha & Beta Readers
9/07/2018 Bitch Craft: How To Get Your Groove Back
8/31/2018 Bitch Craft: Desecrating Your Unicorn
8/24/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 9
8/23/2018 Bitch Craft: The Redemption Arc
8/18/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 8
8/17/2018 Plot Drift: Tony DiNozzo Time Travels
8/16/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 7
8/12/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 6
8/10/2018 Fandom & Junk: Rule 63
8/08/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 5
8/03/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 4
8/01/2018 Trope Drift: The Fix It – Part 2
7/30/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 3
7/27/2018 Fandom & Junk: Mpreg, Rule 63, & Changing Perspectives
7/26/08 The Writer’s Table – Episode 2
7/22/2018 World Building Ramifications
7/21/2018 The Writer’s Table – Episode 1
6/30/2018 Plot Drift: Bilbo Baggins Travels In Time
6/29/2018 Plot Drift: John Sheppard Time Travels Part II
6/28/2018 Plot Drift: John Sheppard Time Travels
6/22/2018  Bitch Craft: Under Pressure
6/18/2018  Bitch Craft: Internal Motivations & Character Building
6/16/2018  Bitch Craft: External Motivations
6/15/2018  Bitch Craft: Short Story World Building
6/14/2018  Fandom & Junk: Big Bangs
6/12/2018  Fandom & Junk: Our Tribe
6/09/2018  Trope Drift: The Mutant AU
6/08/2018  Plot Drift: The Harry Potter Factor
6/07/2018  Bitch Craft: Your Writing Foundation
6/06/2018  Bitch Craft: Fostering Creativity
6/02/2018  Bitch Craft: Great Intentions
6/01/2018  The Fandom Paradigm
5/25/2018  Story Construction: Too Many Cooks
5/24/2018  Plot Obstacle: Jethro Gibbs
5/23/2018  Fandom Bane: Jennifer Keller
5/22/2018  Fandom Bane: Albus Dumbledore
5/20/2018  Fandom & Junk: 10 Years
5/18/2018  Fandom Bane: Ginny Weasley
5/17/2018  Fandom Bane: Ziva David
5/11/2018  Plot Drift: Bilbo’s Inheritance
5/05/2018 Random Shenanigans
5/04/2018 Trope Drift: The Sentinel AU–Return of the Trope
 4/21/2018 Trope Drift: The Sentinel AU – Part Deux
 4/20/2018 Trope Drift: The Sentinel AU
 4/14/2018 Fandom & Junk: Writer Relationships
 4/06/2018 Fandom & Junk: Ignore Canon! No, wait, not like that!
 3/31/2018 Fandom & Junk: No One Puts Baby in a Corner
 3/30/2018 Fandom & Junk: Character Archetypes
 3/24/2018 Fandom & Junk: The Author’s Relationship with Canon
 3/18/2018 Bitch Craft: How To Handle Bad Writing Advice
 3/16/2018 Bitch Craft: Character Development, Casting, & Original Characters
 3/09/2018 Hey Fandom: RPF is Inappropriate
 3/03/2018 Rough Trade: Pros and Cons
 3/02/2018 Bitch Craft: Character Redemption
 2/24/2018 Trope Drift: Vengeance & Justice Tropes
 2/23/2018 Friday & Junk
 2/20/2018 Soulmate Bonds and Ramifications
 2/19/2018 Trope Drift: The Soulmate Bond
 2/17/2018 Bitch Craft: You’ve Got to Know When to Hold ’em
 2/10/2018 Bitch Craft: The Unreliable Narrator & Point of View
2/9/2018 Bitch Craft: Canon Events, Changes, & Ripples
1/26/2018 Bitch Craft: The Trauma of Major Rewrites
1/14/2018 Fandom: The Ungrateful 1%
12/23/2017 Bitch Craft: BDSM, Consent, & Fictional Environments 
12/6/2017 Trope Drift: A Sternly Worded Surface to Air Missle 
12/5/2017 Trope Drift: Time Travel
12/1/2017 Bitch Craft: Author Intent Vs Reader Expectations
10/17/2017 Trope Drift: The Misunderstanding
10/6/2017 Trope Drift: The Fix It
9/30/2017 Trope Drift: The Big Secret
9/29/2017 Human Nature by Keira Marcos
9/16/2017 Trope Drift: Harry Potter
9/08/2017 Trope Drift: Star Trek
9/06/2017 Trope Drift: NCIS
9/03/2017 Fandom & Junk: Twists on Fandom Tropes
9/01/2017 Fandom & Junk: Writing & Inspiration
8/20/2017 Bitch Craft: Big Concepts in Fiction
8/18/2017 If You’re Bitchy and You know It…
8/17/2017 Bitch Craft: Foreshadowing in Fiction
8/14/2017 Plot Drift: Dead Air Variations
8/11/2017 Bitch Craft: Writing the Bad Guy
8/07/2017 Bitch Craft: Readership & Craft
8/05/2017 Saturday Night Special
8/04/2017 World Building Drift: Urban Fantasy
8/01/2017 Knickers of Judgement II, the bitchquel
7/28/2017 Bitch Craft: Editors & Publishing
7/21/2017 Bitch Craft: The Importance of Being Earnest
7/19/2017 Bitch Craft: Writer & Story Maturation
7/14/2017 Fence Sitting & Other Fandom Misdemeanors
7/11/2017 Bitch Craft: Animal Characters + Point of View Discussion
7/07/2017 Herding Cats & Other Acts of Emotional Masochism
6/30/2017 Is Fandom Ruining You?
6/08/2017 The Wild Hare Project – Part 2
6/03/2017 Bitch Craft: The Slumbering Giant
5/29/2017 Bitch Craft: Reoccurring Original Characters
5/26/2017 Bitchcraft: Choices, Consequences, & Characterization
5/25/2017 Slice of Life: Bless Your Heart
5/07/2017 Blue Moon Challenge
 5/06/2017 Bitch Craft: Character Strength & Assholery
 4/28/2017 Bitch Craft: Fandom Characters & Perspective
 4/21/2017 Bitch Craft: From Start to Finish
 4/14/2017 Bitch Craft: Honing Your Craft
 4/07/2017 Valium & Other Missed Opportunities
 3/11/2017 The Wild Hare Project
 3/05/2017 Bitchcraft: The Do Over
 3/04/2017 Bitchcraft: Writing Environment and Self-Editing
 3/01/2017 The Knickers of Judgment
 2/24/2017 Character Drift: Original Male by Jilly James
2/17/2017 Character Drift – Original Male Characters by Keira Marcos
 2/10/2017 Bitch Craft: Story Planning
2/03/2017 The Episode Drift: Jilly James
1/27/2017 Plot Drift: The Daedalus Rescues John and he gets a surprise
1/22/2017 Bitch Craft: Group Writing a Series
1/20/2017 Bitchcraft: 7 Stories and the Infinite Possibilities
1/13/2017 Writing, Fandom, & Validation
12/31/2016 DIAF 2016
12/20/2016  Short & Junk: Twanda!
12/04/2016 Bitch Craft: External and Internal Motivations
12/03/2016 The Best Laid Plans
12/01/2016 Bitch Craft: Creativity & Productivity
10/28/2016 Bitch Craft: Identifying the Climax
10/27/2016 Bitch Craft : The Falling Action & World Building
10/15/2016 The Late Show
10/10/2016 Bitch Craft: I Plot, I Plan, I Write
10/08/2016 The Writer’s Toolbox
10/07/2016 Bitch Craft: The Big Short Challenge
10/06/2016 Bitch Craft: Unsolicited Plot Suggestions
10/04/2016 Bitch Craft: You Probably Can’t Handle The Truth
9/30/2016 A Hazy Shade of Winter
9/27/2016 Bitch Craft: Female Characters (plus nonsense)
 9/26/2016 The Home Improvement Store
 9/23/2016 Rough Trade: Reshaping Your Character
 9/22/2016 You Won’t Get Validation Here
 9/21/2016 Short & Junk: I’m a Bitch
 9/18/2016 I Lie For a Living
 9/16/2016 The Podcast With No Name
 9/13/2016 Internet Personalities & Taco Trucks
 9/12/2016 Short & Junk: New Canon vs. Head Canon
 9/11/2016 Storytelling & Junk
 9/8/2016 A False Sense of Intimacy
 9/2/2/16 Bitch Craft: The BFP
 8/29/2016 Falling On My Face, etc
8/19/2016 Bitch Craft: Empty Well
8/05/2016 Plot Drift: Don Eppes goes on the Atlantis mission (sga)
8/04/2016 Short & Junk: 5 Reader Pet Peeves
7/29/2016 Born This Way
7/22/2016 Bitch Craft: Reshaping Canon Events & Ramifications
7/17/2016 Plot Drift: Rachel Edwards is killed… (Hawaii 5/O)
7/16/2016 Bitch Craft: Character Motivations and Consequences
7/15/2016 Bitch Craft: Changes & Consequences
7/01/2016 Anything Goes
6/26/2016 Let Me Entertain You
6/19/2016 Fandom Trope: Kicked Puppy Syndrome, etc
6/18/2016 Plot Drift: Harry Potter is an Ancient
6/17/2016 Plot Drift: Tony DiNozzo Leaves NCIS
6/10/2016 Fandom: My Favorite Works
6/09/2016 On Writing: A Hierarchy of Needs
6/04/2016 Plot Drift: The year is 1881 in magical Britain (HP AU)
6/01/2016 Bitch Craft: The Beginning & Pantsing
5/27/2016 Plot Drift: Rodney and John bond accidentally
5/20/2016 Plot Drift: One day Q disappears…
5/13/2016 Plot Drift: John Sheppard is an Ancient
5/08/2016 Plot Drift: What if James Potter left Britain with his family?
4/22/2016 Bitch Craft: Keeping Your Characters unREAL
 4/15/2016 Bitch Craft: Word Economics and Story Craft
 4/08/2016 Bitch Craft: The Wishing Well
3/18/2016 Bitch Craft: Going Pro
3/07/2016 Short & Junk: Fandom Meandering
3/04/2016 Bitch Craft: How’s It Going to End
2/26/2016 A Few of My Least Favorite Things
2/21/2016 Q&A / Ask Me Anything
2/12/2016 Favorite Fandom Characters & Stuff
2/10/2016 Short & Junk: The Tale of Two Almost/Chickens
2/09/2016 Bitch Craft: Science, Technology, and Junk
2/08/2016 Short & Junk: The Canon Cockblock
2/03/2016 Short & Junk: Sometimes I Plagiarize Myself
1/29/2016 Fuck if I Know
1/27/2016 Short & Junk: Multiple Plot Lines
1/25/2016 Short & Junk: Control is a Myth
1/24/2016 Short & Junk: Authors Who Inspire Me
1/23/2016 Bitch Craft: The Second Draft & Harry Potter Plotting
1/22/2016 Bitch Craft: Protecting Your Inner Writer
12/17/2015 Bitch Craft: Time Jumps and Story Pace
12/09/2015 Bitch Craft: Rituals and Stuff
10/28/2015 Short & Junk: Proof of Life
10/18/2015 Short & Junk: Ties That Bind Interlude / Rodney McKay
10/16/2015 Short & Junk: The Inner Circle
10/15/2015 Bitch Craft: Multiple Plot Lines
10/11/2015 Bitch Craft: Works in Progress
10/08/2015 Short & Junk: Emotional Blackmail & Other Terrible Fan Habits
10/07/2015 Bitch Craft: Time Skips and Nonlinear Storytelling
10/05/2015 Short & Junk: A Single Perspective
10/04/2015 Short & Junk: Bad Craft VS Author Voice
10/01/2015 Epilogue Removed & Rough Trade Stuff
9/30/2015 I Forget to Charge my Cellphone (daily)
9/27/2015 Like a Leaf on the Wind
9/25/2015 Rough Trade, Time Travel, Super Powers, & Serial Killers
9/24/2015 Short & Junk: Changing POV & Story Structure
9/22/2015 Short & Junk: Becoming A Writer
9/21/2015 Short & Junk: Serial Novellas vs Episodes
9/18/2015 On Writing: Second Drafts, Rewriting, & Letting Go
9/17/2015 Short & Junk: Sex Scenes
9/15/2015 Short & Junk: Flashbacks and Other Crutches
9/14/2015 Short & Junk: Scene Structure
9/11/2015 The Fun Kind of Crazy
9/10/2015 Short & Junk: Villians in Fiction
9/08/2015 Short & Junk: I Got Nothing
9/07/2015 Short & Junk: Romance in Fandom
9/04/2015 The One About Sex, Romance and Female Characters in Science Fiction
9/03/2015 Short & Junk: Gender in Fandom
9/02/2015 Short & Junk: Going Pro
9/01/2015 Short & Junk: Under Pressure
8/31/2015 Short & Junk: Being a Good Fandom Citizen
8/30/2015 Short & Junk: Feminization of Male Characters
8/28/2015 And Then There Were Words
8/27/2015 Short & Junk: Canon is for Pussies
8/26/2015 Short & Junk: I’m Going On An Adventure
8/25/2015 Short & Junk: Third Person Point of View
8/24/2015 Short & Junk: When the Story Isn’t Working
8/22/2015 Great Expectations
8/21/2015 Déjà vu: Same Character, Different Reality
8/20/2015 Short & Junk: Building Original Characters
8/19/2015 Short & Junk: Growing a Writer
8/18/2015 Short & Junk: Bad Wheezys
8/17/2015 Short & Junk: Plotting, Story Length, and Profiteering.
8/16/2015 Short & Junk: Publishing & Story Titles
8/14/2015 You Keep Using These Words
8/13/2015 Short & Junk: The Beta Relationship
8/12/2015 Short & Junk: My Research Process
8/11/2015 Short & Junk: How to deal with Entitled Readers
8/10/2015 Short & Junk: Writer’s Block and What To Do
8/09/2015 On Writing: Point of View, Character Perspective, and Head/Hopping
7/31/2015 On Writing: Exposition and Junk
7/24/2015 On Writing, Fandom, Fan Influence, Rough Trade, Tropes, and Inspiration
7/18/2015 Potluck and Funerals
7/10/2015 Happy Little Accidents
7/04/2015 Your Tire is All Flat and Junk
6/28/2015 Like Throwing a Twinkie Down a Hallway
6/19/2015 Bottoms Up
6/14/2015 On Writing: Learning to Write for Yourself
6/05/2015 Homophobia, Het Shippers, & OTPs
5/29/2015 The Sentinel: Fanon & Canon
5/24/2015 The Little Black Dress Challenge & Rough Trade
5/8/2015 Being A Good Beta, Sex Ed, and Rough Trade
5/2/2015 On Writing: Being a Creative Person
4/18/2015 On Writing: Novel Construction
4/12/2015 Fandom, Entitlement, and Writers
4/5/2015 On Writing: GMC, Gender Roles, and Women in Fiction
3/27/2015 The Life and Times of Lexi Bane
3/20/2015 B*tching, Story Building, & Ending the Story
3/13/2015 Time Travel, Fix It Fics, and Fan Fiction
2/21/2015 Creativity and Stuff
2/20/2015 Female Characters, Mary Sues, & Group Dynamics
2/13/2015 50 Shades of F*cked Up
2/6/2015 Every Writer is a Liar
1/30/2015 Original Characters & Lube
1/23/2015 New Fandom Blues
1/16/2015 Bite Me, Etc
1/9/2015 Favorite Tropes & Inherent Problems
1/2/2015 Enabling & Fandom
12/21/2014 Dick Privilege
12/15/2014 Monsters, Inc by Keira Marcos
12/12/2014 Shark Week
12/5/2014 April Rough Trade 2015
11/28/2014 Bad Influence or How I’m the Worst Big Name Fan EVER!
11/23/2014 Because It’s Sunday
11/21/2014 Fandom, Reader Wank, & Abandonment
11/14/2014 Podcasts and the Future
11/7/2014 B*tch Fest 2014
10/31/2014 Birthday Bash
10/24/2014 Let’s Talk About Sex
10/17/2014 Rough Trade, BDSM, & Stuff
10/3/2014 Rough Trade Discussion
9/21/2014 Brain Storming Session: Harry Potter Steakpunk AU
9/19/2014 Rough Trade: Soulmate Bond Challenge
9/12/2014 Dildos, Ice Pirates, & Ranting
9/5/2014 Author Commentary / Character: Rodney McKay
8/29/2014 Technical Difficulties & F*ckery
8/22/2014 Author Commentary: John Sheppard
8/15/2014 Author Commentary: Introducing Lexi Bane
8/8/2014 Life, Obligations, and Publishing
8/1/2014 Fiction Tropes and Cliches
7/25/2014 The Bitch’s Round Table
7/18/2014 Everything and Nothing
7/11/2014 Rough Trade: Boot Camp I
7/4/2014 Sex, Politics, and other F*ckery
6/27/2014 Internet Privacy, Stalking, and You
6/20/2014 The Economics of Short Story Construction
6/13/2014 The Fandom Closet
6/6/2014 Rough Trade
5/30/2014 Author Commentary: Sentinels of Atlantis / Season 1
5/23/2014 Author Commentary: Ties that Bind (part two) & Lantean Legacy
5/20/2014 Anniversary Party
5/18/2014 A Conversation With Two Bitches
5/16/2014 Author Commentary: Ties That Bind
5/11/2014 Author Commentary : The Awakening
5/2/2014 On Writing: The Structural Elements of a Scene
4/25/2014 On Writing: Plot and World Building
4/11/2014 On Writing: Building Fictional People
4/4/2014 Fandom: Harry Potter
3/28/2014 Fandom: Star Trek
3/21/2014 Fandom:  Stargate: Atlantis
3/15/2014 Fandom 101
3/11/2014 Minion Call In
3/9/2014 Fandom, Fan Fiction and Writing Sex



  1. fanarts_series

    Cool that you updated your radioblog here, i was sad to miss a few because of the timezone.

    Merci ma chérie plein de badasserie !

  2. Getting caught up. I missed some of the earlier ones because you usually air on homework and study nights.


  3. I really enjoyed the Sentinels commentary. You are a lot of fun to listen too. I enjoy hearing about your thoughts and ideas. The teases of future happenings is lots of fun too. I try to listen to them all. ^_^

    I want to say thanks to both you and Ladyholder for the last few minutes of the blog. The part about not giving a sh*t abt the ones who are bringing you down. RL is difficult job wise right now and that part helped. Thanks. I needed that.


  4. Was listening to your commentary on the HP fandom because I somehow missed it! So i’m very happy that you include the archive of older posts 🙂

    Btw, you mentioned a Mary Poppins/HP Crossover during the Goblet of Fire that you didn’t have on hand, is this it?

    Btw, on the rare pairing front, I agree, Bill/Harry, what few stories are written for them, is very nice 🙂 I also have a fondness for Charlie/Draco, but that might be a whole dragon tamer/dragon person oddball-me-ness lol. I seem to have a much higher tolerance for the older Weasley siblings than the younger ones. I more or less want to bash Ginny, Ron and Percy, though I hate Ron the most and wished he died in GoF………..and Molly Weasley ….. there is something wrong with her and because of her, my feelings for her husband go back and forth …..

    And I so agree on the whole Harry Shopping Spree 🙂 Especially when he has ALL THAT MONEY at Gringotts, seriously, Harry needs needs needs clothes and gadgets and a home, def. need to buy his own house so he isn’t dependant on anyone else for a living situation and he will WARD the FUCK out of that house so NO ONE, not dumbles, not voldie, not the Daily Prophet, not the ministry can bother him if he doesn’t want it.

    Though on a personal HP confession front, I’ve never been able to bring myself to read HP and the Deathly Hollows………

    By the way, thanks for all the HP Recs during the PodCast! I know what I’ll be reading next 🙂 And thank you for doing these podcasts!

  5. In the podcast centered around John Sheppard , you mentioned a fic where Keller was a spy for the Trust. That fic is the following:

    “Ultimate Mission” by Enola Jones aka jennytork
    Atlantis’ ultimate mission on earth — mutiny.

    It’s the second fic in the Colony Atlantis series.

  6. Finally got a good chunk of time to listen to the HP Steampunk Radio Show and I just wanna say that you had me bursting out in laugher with thoughts of Air Pirates and Air Police! XD Awesome.

  7. Here are some other great Hobbit fics that you might be interested in: (‘Flowers Among the Fallen Leaves’ by garafthel) (‘Then and Now’ by eowynsmusings) (‘The Changed Future’ series by authoressjean)

    Also two really awesome time travel fix-its: (‘Epic’ by bubbysbub) (‘A Shot in the Dark’ by Silver_pup)

  8. For some reason i can’t seem to locate them…where are the links mentioned in the podcasts posted by the link wranglers after the podcast? I work when the show is on mostly so i listen when i can. I’m especially interested in the links for the fics mentioned in the time travel and fix it podcast.

    Thank you.

  9. Any way of getting hold of the links for the shows prior to 18 May 2014? Failing that, does anyone remember the approximate date of the show Keira did on the HP Fandom? Thanks everyone!

  10. So I’m stuck at home with the worst case of pharyngitis, seriously, it sucks. I’m feverish and miserable and your podcasts are the only thing that’s making this day bearable. Thank you for making them.

  11. Regarding the 3/11/14 show ( I know I am late to the radio party) but thanks for articulating my Supernatural, Thor/Loki, Numb3rs squick.  Thanks for the porn and I look forward to catching up on these this summer.

  12. I listened to your latest podcast (Let me entertain you) and just wanted to give a comment. I unfortunately never get to listen to the podcasts live, since for me it’s usually 5 or 6 am when they air.

    Anyway. I wanted to thank you for how well you’ve depicted the safe, sane and consensual principle in TTB. Just, you know, you rock!

    I’ve read quite a bit of BDSM fic over the years, and it always freaks me out when safewords aren’t used. Unless the characters have telepathy going on between them, I just can’t see how it could ever be safe without safewords. I admit doing some cooing when I was reading TTB for the first time, and when Rodney claimed he didn’t need a safeword when he was collared, John was basically like hell no, you play with me you have a safeword, period.

    And about A/B/O fics – A/B/O is a thing I both love and hate. It’s also intriguing enough that I’ve put more thought to it than is healthy – hell, I have fucking pie charts and line graphs about its popularity growth and how it’s divided between different fandoms, and I did those just for fun. I kid you not. Me? A nerd? Nooo…

    But, as you said you don’t know who the original author was, I can give a brief(ish) answer for that (If one wants a long answer, there are at least tho super long essays online about the origins of A/B/O). The birth allegedly happened between a couple of independent fics that were written in Supernatural RPS fandom for a prompt in LJ kink meme. (Pretty damn dirty prompts, by the way, but that’s the SPN fandom in a nutshell – even if they can’t hold a candle to the fucked-upness of Teen Wolf fandom. Don’t know what it tells about me that I’ve been in both. Nothing good, most likely). The prompt defined alphas, betas and knotting (and a lot of jizz). The ideas from these fics were merged with tropes from werewolf fics and whatnot, and from that eventually evolved the weird genre of A/B/O. I was nowhere near to witness this myself, as at the time I was on a break from fandom and slash, busy playing the happy homemaker with my new bundle of joy (or bundle of headaches, depending on the time of the day).

    Back to the issue: my point here comes from your conversation with Jilly about the difficulties caused by consent issues in this genre. As far as I have understood, really the only thing that generally defines a fic as A/B/O is that it has at minimum either alphas and omegas or alphas and betas, and that it has one or more of the weird tropes included in this genre – like knotting or the all-time favorite of self-lubricating asshole. There is (fortunately) no rulebook anywhere saying the characters need to go bonkers and and basically fuck everything up to and including inanimate objects when they have their heat (optional trope), or for any other reason. I’ve read at least a couple (but too few!) of A/B/O fics with no consent or equality issues in them.

    While it’s totally up to the writer if they want to include elements like consent issues, most unfortunately do, which I find problematic, since I think it subconsciously supports many rape culture ideas. The consent issues are often paired with the Alpha’s cock having magic healing abilities (insert facepalm here), as in it erases all emotional traumas from the Omega, so the author doesn’t need to inconvenience themselves by psychological issues of the sexually abused.

    What I myself find inherently problematic with the A/B/O genre, however, is that it enables the total sidelining of women from fics, and thus it has this ominous shadow of extreme internal misogyny following it. I actually had to stop reading one fic, because I was so disturbed by the fact that in that particular world, women did not exist at all. It felt kind of like I was being personally erased from existence, weird as it may sound.

    Um, so, that was my two cents thrown in. Sorry about the length, I didn’t originally mean to write here a fucking essay about A/B/O. 😛

  13. I was listening to the radio show about DiNozzo leaving NCIS and came up with a great job for him that won’t leave me alone:  Consultant for the movie industry!  He has experience with large and small police departments and, as an agent of NCIS, with the Navy, the Marines, foreign agencies, the FBI etc.   He could get meet all kinds of interesting people while on location and lend a hand.

  14. wow, I have to admit I was a late listener coming in. But bored one day and needing background noise and started to listen you to your podcasts and got hooked. I don’t know the name of the one I first listened too, it might have been a mix that I’m thinking of; but it had been about you don’t owe anyone your story and you can pick and chose your canon. It was suddenly this liberating feeling, I can write whatever I want. It’s a strange to have been writing for, well over a fifteen years and writing fanfiction all this and suddenly realize that instead of trying to avoid the picky audience and appease my readers and have to twist my ideas into the plot, unless it was completely firmly au. And then you and I like Ladyholder pointed out all fanfiction is AU. And so thank you so much, I got timid about posting online, to be shame, because I just didn’t want to invite assholes to ruin my enjoyment. But now I am realizing that if I want to post my stories online, I can. That, I mean you are awesome and amazing and have your own site and still unfortunety deal with assholes. So thank you.


    Also i find myself really using your advice on bitchraft (that’s the right name right)?

  15. Normally I lurk but today I was listening to your pet peeves in reading fanfic and just wanted to say that your comment about expecting certain standards of behaviour from both readers and writers was pretty dead on. I quite like your own ‘assholery’ it’s up front, honest, and pretty clear about actions and consequences, just like dealing with little kids, which the Internet seems to bring out in folks.

    My biggest pet peeves is spelling, and I don’t mean the occasional misspelled word because that happens, no I mean epic unbelievably terrible spelling, as in my 7 year old nice spells better, that and using ampersand (&) symbol in text.

  16. Hi Keira,

    I just listened to roughly the first half of your podcast “You will find no validation here” (the 2nd half has to wait for another occasion) and I would like to share a couple of impressions with you, namely
    a) that I fell a little bit more in love with you with every incident of righteous indignation/anger followed (or sometimes preceded) by all the explicit cussing my black little heart could ask for and that
    b)I was inspired to educate myself about the horror that is a menstrual cup, which I had so far been totally ignorant of and O.M.F.G. Why.

    So, I very much appreciate your podcasts and you (and Jilly) sharing your experiences and oppinions and just generally being helpfull, funny and life-affirming. Thank you!

  17. Dear Keira:

    I’ve found your podcasts about writing very helpful (and entertaining), so thank you for doing them.

    You’ve discussed character motivations and consequences quite a bit, particularly how external motivations can forward your plot. I’m wondering how you structure the internal motivations of your characters and how that moves within the overall plot. What do you think of the internal narrative of a character and how that helps shape your story? I find the external plot is often very clear for me, while the internal plot, and growth of a character is often elusive until I sit down to write.

    Best, The Nut.

      • Dear Keira, thanks so much for going over my question in the podcast. I found your and Jilly’s discussion extremely insightful and clarifying. Your advice on how you structure a character’s internal motivations during plot building was wonderful in clearing out the cobwebs of my own plotting struggles.

        To some extent I have been applying GMC in my plotting, and have been working through my character’s internal motivations. Though my process has been more opaque, to the point that I have been somewhat unaware of it before now. So the tools you’ve given will definitely be incorporated into my plotting process.

        I think as far as internal narrative is concerned, you did cover some of it, but perhaps I didn’t frame my initial question clearly. I guess I’m wondering about internal narrative in regards to the prose that comes to depict a character’s internal thoughts and feelings. I have found some authors seem to have too much of it and others too little rather than a balance between exposition, dialog, internal narrative and descriptive action.

        I do find that when a writer depicts the internal narrative to the point the character is waffling on and on with continued paragraph walls of text (an no action) it is not something I think (at least me personally as a reader) is a good thing. I also find that oodles of dialog with nothing to depict the main character’s internal struggle or take on the situation is less than satisfying (at least for me). I do try to use dialog, including depicting a character’s feelings and internal struggle to forward my plot and the relationships between characters. But not everything in a character’s head can come out through dialog or even action.

        So long story short (and I hope my long-windedness hasn’t made your eyes cross), do you struggle with depicting a character’s internal thoughts and feelings? Do you have most of it mapped out as part of the goals portion of your plot or is that something that just happens organically as you write?

        Best, The Nut.

  18. Dear Keira, I’m listening to last night’s episode (bloody fantastic btw), Jilly was talking about how her development of the character arcs for all four brothers. I know her story will have multiple POVs. My question is, if you are doing a story in a Single POV or Multiple POV with only two characters and part of the plot will be the love story, do you create a character arch for the love interest?

    I suppose to make sense of my question, I’ll elaborate. I’m planning for July’s RT a SGA story with an OMC/Ronon and John/Rodney character romance arc. The POVs will be from my OMC and John only, so Ronon and Rodney’s internal narrative will not be seen by the reader. Would you still create a character arc for Ronon and Rodney?

    Best, The Nut.

  19. Hi Keira! I just finished listening to the plot drift and episode drift you did with Jilly about John being rescued by the Daedalus and getting surprised by David and Matt. Your plot drift episodes are usually my favorite episodes anyway, but I really did enjoy the breakdown you two gave of how you’d plan out the season. I’ve never really been sure how to approach a large story like that, but listening to your/Jilly’s process helped. So, thank you.

    Also, I just have to say that while I adore the plot drifts, I know there is going to be a day in the future where I drive myself bananas because of them. I can already see it now, “Oh, what was that fic with…” and I’m going to spend days searching for something I never actually read. lol

  20. Hi Keira, I’m re-listening to your podcast about the BNF and you’re talking about an overall Arc for the story and then breaking it down into manageable pieces by event.

    I was wondering if you can define the concept of the Story Arch? So for the first season of Sentinel’s of Atlantis, what do you define as the overall story arc for the first season? The emergence of sentinel’s and guides, based upon Ancient experimentation? The love story between Rodney and John?

    I’m trying to think of an example for myself based on SGA. So, in the final season of SGA in canon, the Story Arc is the expedition dealing with Michael, and the consequences of the retrovirus. Am I on target? Perhaps, for me the story arc is a bit elusive.

    Best, The Nut.

  21. So, on your 4/5/15 podcast, you mentioned that you were doing a YA story for your Padawan and that you would let everyone know when it published. Did this ever happen?

  22. In the “Fandom & Junk: Mpreg, Rule 63, & Changing Perspectives” (7/27/2018) podcast, you mentioned a fic where John was changed into a woman and did not want to be changed back. I think that this fic is called “Shout it out loud” by melonbutterfly.

    I am leaving the link in case you want to add it the podcast description area. (This is assuming that this is in fact the fic you were referring to.)

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