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13 November 2014 @ 01:05 pm
Alright. World War One, Christmas armistice.

One hundred years later, it's become an ad for a british chocolate brand. And despite everything - it's sweet, and touching, and features handsome young soldiers smuggling presents into each other's pockets. *headshakes*



Still not really sure what to make of this, but it definitely got my smutbrain going...

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osirisbrackhaus
31 October 2014 @ 03:14 pm
Just to let you know - the Phoenicipedia, the wiki for our Phoenix Empire stories, has just reached 500 articles - and that is without all the lists and categories.

While it is by no means finished, it's quite a neat milestone for a project that started merely as means to keep our characters' birthdates straight. *happy little dance*

Have a lovely weekend, all of you!

 
 
 
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28 October 2013 @ 06:44 am
Author: Osiris Brackhaus
Story Title: Wheels
Part: 1/1
Rating: R
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Warnings: /
Word Count: 3500
Setting: 'Phoenix Empire' verse, see Phoenix Empire Timeline & Index
Characters: Bobby Dover, M'tini, B'cardi
Summary: Buying a new set of wheels is never simple, but in Bobby's case might just lead to the beginning of an extraordinary friendship...
Feedback: Yes, please!

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21 October 2013 @ 06:02 am
Author: rynthjan and Osiris Brackhaus
Story Title: Anger Management
Part: 1/1
Rating: R
Warnings: drugs, torture, murder
Word Count: 4600
Setting: 'Phoenix Empire' verse, see Phoenix Empire Timeline & Index and the Phoenicipedia
Characters: Vian, Bobby Dover
Summary: Vian comes to pick up Bobby for his move to P2...
Feedback: Yes, please!


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07 October 2013 @ 06:16 am
Author: Osiris Brackhaus
Story Title: Crown and Lance
Part: 1/1
Rating: R
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Warnings: /
Word Count: 2900
Setting: 'Phoenix Empire' verse, see Phoenix Empire Timeline & Index and the Phoenicipedia
Characters: Bobby Dover, Mother G'dina
Summary: Finally having found a proper little job that does not involve sexual intercourse, Bobby is visited by an unlikely acquaintance from the ghetto...
Feedback: Yes, please!


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04 October 2013 @ 12:39 pm
Alright, this is completely OT but very dear to me, so please bear with me for a moment.

As some of you might know and most never cared about, I've been playing City of Heroes (CoH) for many years. CoH was abruptly shut down last November for no other apparent reason than studio politics. And much more than the actual game, the community has been what I (and my fellow players) have missed the most. Yet ever since the initial announcement of the shutdown, the CoH community has refused to give up and disperse.

We are heroes; this is what we do.

One of the possible ways to find a new home is building a new one. A new game, a new place, for a an old idea and a cherished community.

Now, since October 2nd, 'City of Titans' is up on Kickstarter, and is well on its way to being funded. The spiritual successor of CoH that might just become the new virtual home we have been hoping for.

This project deserves my signal boost in more ways than just me wanting to fly with my fellow heroes (and villains) once again. This is an online community project. Fans building a game for other fans, working mostly with volunteers. No corporate overlords, no investors, no studio. No revenue margins, no market research. Just a bunch of folks making their own game.

This is us.

And that is why I think this project deserves as much of a signal boost as it is possible.

*steps off his little soap box*

Thank you for your time.

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osirisbrackhaus
01 October 2013 @ 05:27 pm
FinalistSMI still can't really believe what I am reading, though the congrats I am getting via twitter DO help.

Lovers in Arms is a Rainbow Awards Finalist for Gay Historical Romance.

Whoa. Thanks to the judges for putting my little novel up there among all those distinguished writers, making me proud and scared at the same time.

I'll go out now with my lovely wife and have a posh dinner, and maybe tomorrow things will look a little less confusing. :)

 
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
30 September 2013 @ 08:20 pm
HonorableMentionSMWhoa. Lovers in Arms just received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Rainbow Awards. I am still totally stoked and struggling to believe this. I mean, seriously?

And to top things off, three (!) of the judges recommended Lovers in Arms for the Honorable Mentions - and what flattering things they had to say:

Jennifer: I swear I'm a much harder judge, but this book was just amazing. I started reading others sent to me, but this one sucked me in and I stopped reading them.) The characters are fleshed out in a way that makes them feel real. The book is superb, from the supporting characters to the inclusion of German in the book. It felt real, and I enjoyed every moment.

Tessa: When I read the description of this novel, I first thought "Not again. Captive enemy lovers - how original". Let me tell you how wrong I was. This novel is actually very sweet and well developed. Two main characters just fall in love from the sky (one of them literally). Like two pieces of the puzzle that clicked together just right - they are the answers to each other’s life search. Once united, they are unwilling and unable to stay apart despite all the life challenges of that difficult war and post war time. Thank you again for this sweet story.

Rosie: I loved the originality of the story. I have never read a story about the Nuremberg trials that was a romance before. So I take my hat off to the author for not only taking on that plot but succeeding with it. This was a completely charming love story. I thought the character he created in the Nazi Officer Johann von Biehn was amazing, he was both honourable and believable. His American love interest Captain Frank Hawthorne was equally well written. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming love story.


I can only repeat it.

Whoa.

 
 
 
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16 September 2013 @ 07:24 am
Author: Osiris Brackhaus
Story Title: A portentous Muffin
Part: 1/1
Rating: PG
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Word Count: 2.600
Setting: 'Phoenix Empire' verse, see Phoenix Empire Timeline & Index
Characters: Ekai/Mattis, Lady Beverly
Summary: Freshly minted Phoenix Knight Sir Ekai meets an alien in the washroom, and she comes bearing gifts...
Feedback: Yes, please!


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09 September 2013 @ 06:26 am
Author: Osiris Brackhaus
Story Title: A new Knight
Part: 1/1
Rating: R
Configuration: Ekai/Mattis
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Word Count: 5.000
Setting: 'Phoenix Empire' verse, see Phoenix Empire Timeline & Index
Characters: Ekai/Mattis, Yaden
Summary: Three days since Ekai became a Phoenix Knight. And now he has to face his first task – to save the life of his beloved...
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