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25 October 2011 @ 05:41 pm
Confronting the Abyss  
Title: Confronting the Abyss
Author: lbc
Artist: Roven
Archive to Pros Lib:Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 32,472
Warnings none

Summary: An old friend from Bodie’s merc days has re-entered his life much to the detriment of his partnership with Ray Doyle.
Notes: Thanks to all the authors and artists who contributed to this challenge, and especially to the moderators who worked so hard to help all of us.
My special thanks to Roven for her artwork on my story.

Link to Fic:Fic Master Post/Confronting the Abyss
Link to Art:Art Master Post
 
 
 
sc_fossil: Pros Big Bang by norfolkdumplingsc_fossil on October 25th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your posting! I shall dive into your story very soon. Thank you, longstrt.

The art is so nice! I want it! LOL! I always want the lads. Thanks, roven!
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks
I hope you like the story. Roven did a wonderful job on the art. I'm hoping that I can figure out what I did wrong on AO3 so that I can post there as well. Thanks again for the note.
Re: Thanks - sc_fossil on October 27th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Thanks - longstrt on October 28th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Rovenroven75 on October 25th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on getting your story online! :D

So yeah, we did it, and after tackling LJ for the better part of the day I think you deserve a nice and quiet evening now :)
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
Your art really was great
Thanks for doing the art. I know it couldn't have been easy, and I definitely think you shouldn't take up crochet because your art was very good. Thanks again.
Re: Your art really was great - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
krisserci5krisserci5 on October 26th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Looking forward to the story; Love the art.
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank You
I hope the story meets your expectations. Roven did a great job. Love Ray in his purple robe. Thanks for writing.
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
merentha13: Darkmerentha13 on October 26th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
Wow! This was quite an emotional ride! You did the lads reactions well, from Bodie's withdrawal to Ray's anger and hurt, they stayed in character. I liked the way you used scenes from canon to illustrate how and why they felt like they did. I really enjoyed this!

The artwork was gorgeous. The individual portraits are stunning. (I'm particularly fond of the purple robe! *g*)

Well done to both of you! Enjoy the feeling of being done! *g*
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
What nice things to say.
You're right that the art was gorgeous. The purple robe is always one of my favorites. I like to use canon episodes if I can and I thought some of the scenes fit the story very well. Thanks for reading the story.
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Strike while the irony is hot: PROS -- B/D -- LOOK DOWNdraycevixen on October 26th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)

Congratulations on getting it posted. With that many LJ posts I know it must have been a bear. Now you can sit back and relax. :D
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks
It was a bear to post 7 chapters, but I had such trouble with AO3 that I figured I better get it on lj or it wouldn't get posted. I'm going to relax because I feel drained, but I hope to figure out what I did wrong so I can put it on AO3.
Re: Thanks - draycevixen on October 27th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Thank you again - longstrt on October 27th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Thank you again - draycevixen on October 27th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
inlovewithboth on October 26th, 2011 08:46 am (UTC)
That's a really sweet story and I'm glad they both saw sense in the end! Roven, you did a great job, what fantastic original artwork! xx
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it
I wanted readers to feel the tension between the two men, but I could never have them split up totally so the end was inevitable. Thanks for reading it.
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Cloudlesscloudless_9193 on October 26th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to reading this. I love all that is related to Bodie's merc days.
Fantastic artwork, Roven, the colors and texture are real eye-catchers, Bodie is gorgeous and now I can't get Doyle in his purple robe out of my head. ;-)
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hope you like it
I wanted something about Bodie's merc days in the story, but I didn't want that to dominate the story, but it definitely played its part. I hope you enjoy reading the story.
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cloudless_9193 on October 27th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
snailsnailbones on October 26th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)


Congratulations on posting - the art work is fabulous, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. *beams*

longstrtlongstrt on October 26th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you
Roven's drawings are fantastic. I'm so pleased that you like them. I hope you like my story. Thank you for writing.
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
golden_bastet: pros - bodiegolden_bastet on October 26th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on posting!

I think you've really captured one of the main conflicts in B&D fanfic - their ability to admit both the relationship and that it could be more than a passing fancy. Given their characterization, their despair and innate stubbornness is part of the package. That's a big thing to me.

Roven's artwork captures that crucial point, too - you both got it down.

Kudos to you both!
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Innate stubborness is a good description
Thanks for the nice note. I sometimes have trouble with characterization, but I was hoping I carried it off this time. Their relationship is always enigmatic being what the two men are.
Roven's art really helped display that despair so well. Thanks again.
(no subject) - roven75 on October 27th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
vic: Professionals - Bodie and Doyle - windowsaintvic on October 26th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Massive congrats on posting, this is really going to be a treat, now I just need a few more hours in the day to catch up on my reading.
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you
Posting this time was a real bear. I tried for hours on AO3, but I couldn't get it to past into the work frame so I figured I better put it on lj and that I even messed up so I was drained by late in the afternoon, but it's finally done. Now I hope I can get it on AO3. Hope you enjoy.
BTW, I love the image on your icon for the episode, Blind Run. That sequence shown is one of my favorites.
shooting2killshooting2kill on October 26th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Cloudless has taken the words out of my mouth! I also love anything to do with Bodie as a merc so I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks for your hard work.
longstrtlongstrt on October 27th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much
I hope you enjoy the story. This long of a story was much harder than I thought it would, but the posting of the story beat everything else. I definitely wasn't expecting so many problems.
moth2fic: pros_otpmoth2fic on October 30th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
An amazing roller-coaster ride above the 'abyss' of emotions! So sorry you had even more difficulties getting the story into its AO3 home than the lads did finding their true home! *g*
The art complements the story beautifully - especially the purple robe!
longstrtlongstrt on October 30th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
You're right about the robe
Thanks so much for your note. I'm still going to try AO3, but it was disheartening to be so inept. You're right that the purple robe is great. Thanks again.
angel_ci5: b/w bodie in kangel_ci5 on October 30th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
The artwork is gorgeous and I love your summary, so I'm fully intrigued! I look forward to reading this as soon as I can catch up! Thank you!
andreaandreathelion on October 30th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
I very much enjoyed the story, well done!
Without giving anything away I'm just saying I'm glad how the story ended ;)
Thank you!
And many thanks to Roven for the wonderful artwork!
longstrtlongstrt on October 31st, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the note
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was pretty sure about the ending. The trouble was getting there. Thanks for taking the time to write.