Actually A Little Bit Poignant
I was thinking the other day, after a reread of some chapters of GT, Efnisien doesn't know about Gwyn being unseelie, did he? In the chapter where they talk, Efnisien talks to him like Gwyn is just the odd man out- the one too nice to understand the glories of cruelty. (Which of course makes me wonder: did Anyone besides Lludd and Crielle know about Gwyn before the reveal. ) also kudos here on the latest chapter since I do not have an ao3 account.
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It took me a really long time to make a decision about whether Efnisien knew that Gwyn was Unseelie - and in the end I decided that he didn’t know, but that he was all for Gwyn being tortured and tormented because of his essential nature. And because Gwyn was always the odd one out in that family ironically because he wasn’t cruel enough by their standards.

But I could never quite make up my mind. So I’m not entirely sure if I ever firmly say that Efnisien just doesn’t know.

In the end I decided that no matter how much Crielle loved Efnisien, she wouldn’t have revealed it to him because his nature is too irreverent and ahh…absent-minded? Like, Efnisien wouldn’t care about keeping that super confidential, and he might even end up obsessing or fantasising over the idea of revealing it to see what would happen. Even Penny/Penarddun, Crielle’s sister, never knew.

It was a secret that pretty much bound Lludd and Crielle together, and frankly, their relationship was strongest when they shared that burden. No one else knew what Gwyn was. He was listed in the Seelie Registry as Seelie Court fae. The only other person who may have guessed - was the Mage who provided Lludd the aithwick that would convince everyone else that Gwyn was Seelie.

Though I always secretly suspected that The Lord of the Forest (the White Stag) has known all along. And, additionally, the reason Gwyn never visited Makara was because they could never be certain if the aithwick would hide the truth of it from him.

(And thanks for the kudos!)

Chapter 10 - Battlefields - of The Court of Five Thrones is up! :D

No new tags. Mostly we just have Augus and Fenwrel and Gwyn being varying amounts of badass, for different reasons.

Except that Augus isn’t doing so great health wise.

CHAPTER TEN - Battlefields - IS HERE AT AO3

*bounces*

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Also, want to support my original writing? Consider reading up on The Fae Tales Verse and pledging at my Patreon account - everything you need to know about how that works, is right there.

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*installs self in chocolate factory and never leaves.*

writing tip #944:

gr8writingtips:

avoid using too much foreshadowing for bad events, as your characters may notice and jump ship. instead, subtly suggest that everything’s looking up for them

Ooooooo new The Court of Five Thrones goes up tonight. Even if no one else is excited, I am, because today’s chapter has Augus’ instaboner thanks to Gwyn killing stuff in battle.

I have my priorities straight. :D

Anyway, it goes up in about 4-5 hours, depending on when I get home. I’d better format it all now though so I don’t have to worry about that later.

Also, man, I’ve written chapters 15, 16 and 17 over the past two weeks and I just wanna throw it out there - if you think I’ve run out angsty as fuck things to do my characters, I really haven’t. And I’m not evil laughing, I promise.

ETA: Also, if you think I’ve run out of ways to just write excessive comfort and kissing and fluff in amongst all that angst - I really haven’t.

Wow at your phenomenal writing skills. Congratulations on your talent, I hope you realise just how special and important you are.
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I’m about to settle in and get writing chapter 18 of The Court of Five Thrones, and this message has helped a lot to check in on, the past while. <3 

Glad you’re enjoying the writing!! I sometimes wonder if people doubt when I say how much it means to me, but jesus hell it really does. Or perhaps I should say, how much it means when people reach out and say so. It makes this world less about drifting in the ether and shouting into the void, and more about feeling not only heard, but like your words might matter to someone else. And I think that’s something many writers seek. *hugs*

So for the past year now I've been dealing with...a lot. I can't really seek professional help but reading your stories has helped me so so so much. They're that light that never goes out. I've taken to recently thinking of this whole thing as my own personal "heartsong" destabilizing and it just means that, yeah I feel a little sick and broken right now, but eventually I can pull through to a calm place again and be a new (maybe better) person. I wouldn't have this without you -hugs- thank you
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I’m sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with so much, Anon. :( Especially that you are in a position to not seek professional help either. Thankfully there’s lots of resources online (from fanfiction, to people, to forums, and more - I’d be lost re: my PTSD, without the internet, even with the benefit of real-time therapists). <3

I like the idea of thinking of things as your heartsong destabilising. It means there’s something waiting around the corner for you, and that eventually you will settle and feel more grounded - even with all the emotions that life throws in one’s face from time to time. *hugs* I hope the stories continue to help, but I hope your own story turns a helpful corner for you soon as well.

I have had a pretty awful day, overall. I hadn't known you were updating today, and it was great. So thank you for being the *one good thing* that's happened to me today.
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A belated response and I am so sorry (I can relate to having some of those awful days! *offers hugs*) but I am just so touched / stoked that my chapter was a good thing (the only good thing) in that terrible day you had!

I hope for more and more good things for you though. <3<3 (Like ahhh…chocolate and icecream and kitty and dog pets and an inordinate amount of Gwyn angst and some Augus torture hang on I got derailed on my own idea of good things. ;) Either way, I hope there’s a truckload of awesome in your future!!!)

morbidlizard:

Shameless fanart of Gwyn with my oc Anders that I drew a thousand years ago and got around to colour like just last month and then took another whole month to post go me B-)
Gwyn ap Nudd belongs to not-poignant
(Gwyn u r so hot /pets his hot everything)

Anders is such a deviant little fox, sometimes, given his background. Heh. I love the colours in this, that watercolour effect is awesome! Also, I think we all (or at least I do) need some more limp, washed out, clinging Gwyn in their lives. :D 
*also pets his hot everything*

morbidlizard:

Shameless fanart of Gwyn with my oc Anders that I drew a thousand years ago and got around to colour like just last month and then took another whole month to post go me B-)

Gwyn ap Nudd belongs to not-poignant

(Gwyn u r so hot /pets his hot everything)

Anders is such a deviant little fox, sometimes, given his background. Heh. I love the colours in this, that watercolour effect is awesome! Also, I think we all (or at least I do) need some more limp, washed out, clinging Gwyn in their lives. :D

*also pets his hot everything*

thehumanzee:

discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting.
real motherfucking talk.

thehumanzee:

discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting.

real motherfucking talk.

trashyprinces:

Paul Corona by Michael Epps.

#Augus Each Uisge#omg#he even has freckles&#160;?!
Yes good. I mean it&#8217;s hard finding a decent visual reference for him. But this is very nice. Yes. *pets*

trashyprinces:

Paul Corona by Michael Epps.

Yes good. I mean it’s hard finding a decent visual reference for him. But this is very nice. Yes. *pets*