Regarding HEYOKA and CHILDREN OF THE MIDDLE WATERS (filmfic)
- Now that chapter 9 of CHILDREN is finished and I can see light at the
end of the tunnel, I'm going to post HEYOKA and then commence with
But first, a few words.
HEYOKA isn't new. In fact, it's the first X-Men fanfic story I
wrote. It was finished a year ago (God, it seems like it should be
longer), and has been up on my website all that time. The first six
chapters of CHILDREN have also been up for a while now. So many
folks have already read both.
But neither novel was ever posted to groups, in part because when I
finished HEYOKA, I hadn't realized that groups even *existed*. :):):)
Because it's long, I just never got around to posting it later. When
I started on the second novel in the series, I figured I'd post
HEYOKA in advance. Some folks do most of their reading on groups,
but to understand events in CHILDREN, you must have read HEYOKA, so
it's fair to post it in preparation. Those who've read it already
can cheerfully ignore it, or re-read it again if it's been a while
and you'd like a refresher.
(N.B. I'm sending only the announcement to my updates list and
X_Men_the_movie; I won't be posting chapters on either group to avoid
redundancy and undue cross-posting. If you haven't read it and want
to, follow the link below or check the other groups.)
SUMMARY & NOTES....
HEYOKA: The Advent of Grace
Summary: A new arrival at Westchester sets Scott Summer's
well-ordered life all a pother. And I don't mean the return of
Logan. The school gets a secretary, Rogue gets a big sister, Jean
Grey gets what she wants for Christmas, and Cyclops gets a grace note
in his days. And everybody gets a little fry bread on the side.
WARNINGS: This story contains adult situations, and deals with the
games that people play in relationships.
NOTES: One of the protags in this story is an original character, but
don't look at her enthnicity and assume she's a Mary Sue. I work
with original characters most of the time, and I'd be a piss-poor
writer if they were all just extensions of me. Grace doesn't save
the universe single-handedly, isn't a mega-powerful mutant, a
brilliant scientist, or a kick-ass fighter. She's not even
beautiful, much less always right. Perfect characters are dull --
that includes superheros. I've introduced an original character for
a reason.� She's a catalyst.� I've read a good deal of filmfic which
presents Jean and Scott as breaking up, broken up, or about to break
up, and most seems to gloss over the break-up part.� But it's the
break-up part that interests me.� Why do relationships fall apart?�
How do the small silences and little dishonesties breed in the dark
until they kill love?� That's what this story is really about.
Does that make this angst-fic?� I don't know.� Parts of it are
painful, to be sure.� But other parts are meant to be funny.� Native
people have known for a long time that the best way to heal pain is
by laughing at it.� That's one of the purposes of the heyoka -- the
sacred clown.� He (or she) keeps us from taking ourselves too
seriously.� It seems to me that Scott Summers could use a heyoka
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