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27 October 2011 @ 08:39 pm
The Riverboat Queen by FictionWriter - Art by Milomaus  
Title: The Riverboat Queen
Author: FictionWriter - margaret_r
Artist:  milomaus
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre:
Slash.
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle.
Word count: 30,652 words.

Summary:

It’s said diamonds are forever but they ended up costing a young flight attendant his life. Now Bodie and Doyle must go undercover in part of London’s gay scene to find a missing girl and the diamonds they believe she is hiding before the international racketeers who want them back get to her first. That’s not easy when you’re faced with murder, mayhem and drag queens. How will the lads cope with putting on a gay front when they have their own secrets to try and keep?


Notes:

Thank you to moth2ficfor once again acting as my beta and Brit check, and telling me what didn’t work, then giving me  the opportunity,  time, space and encouragement to get the thing finished.
 
Thank you to the wonderful mods at Box of Tricks who have given up their time and expertise to make this Big Bang happen.
 
And a big thank you to my artist milomausfor taking this story and creating such great artwork for it.  I never thought I would see my writing unfold so wonderfully in a vid but she made it happen:) and her pics are a delight.  By the way, the artwork for my icon is by milomaus and was created by moth2fic.

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Fic on LJ
Art on LJ




 
 
 
liriel1810 on October 27th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Sounds like a very interesting story! I'm looking forward to being able to read it eventually. I'll be back with a better comment then. Cheers!
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 27th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
I'm having trouble keeping up with all the wonderful stories too. Hope you enjoy:)
sc_fossil: Pros Doyle Blue Jeans by Schnuffisc_fossil on October 27th, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
Congratulations on successfully posting! We're thrilled to have had you and milomaus as part of the big bang. Very cool. Thanks!
margaret_r: OTPmargaret_r on October 27th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's been great to be part of the big bang again this year.
snailsnailbones on October 27th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)


murder, mayhem and drag queens has me grinning - I'm looking forward to reading it! Congratulations on posting, and thank you!

margaret_r: OTPmargaret_r on October 27th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)
I do try to be enticing*g* Thank you and I hope you enjoy.



Edited at 2011-10-27 11:07 am (UTC)
snailsnailbones on December 12th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)


Finally managed to find the time to devote to reading your fabulous story! Thank you so much - it more than lived up to expectations. :D

Your OCs are a delight - even the bad guys - and the plot is so clever, it all hangs together beautifully; I kept thinking to myself, 'oh, this is how to research your story properly.'

I loved it from start to finish, so much that I can't begin to pick out parts - though Bodie the bouncer all in black made me very happy *g*

Thank you again - I hope you had half as much fun writing as I did reading.

margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on December 14th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading the story, liking it and giving me such wonderful feedback. Your comments made my day!:D I did have fun writing it and creating the OC’s, they somehow took on a life of their own as I was writing*g*

I kept thinking to myself, 'oh, this is how to research your story properly.'
What a lovely thing to say! I probably spend as much time doing research as I do actually writing but I think it pays off in the end and it’s amazing how much inspiration comes from the research.

And yes, I totally agree that black clad Bodie playing at being a bouncer is a very happy place to be*bg*

Thanks again, I appreciate your comments very much.
Strike while the irony is hot: PROS -- B/D -- LOOK DOWNdraycevixen on October 27th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)

Congratulations on getting your story posted.

That’s not easy when you’re faced with murder, mayhem and drag queens. How will the lads cope with putting on a gay front when they have their own secrets to try and keep? You have to love the classics. :D
margaret_rmargaret_r on October 27th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
You have to love the classics
lol, indeed you do*g*

Thank you and the other mods for giving me the opportunity to post again:)
moth2fic: pros_otpmoth2fic on October 27th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Squee!! *jumps up and down with excitement*
The posting went OK and LJ didn't pay up too badly! Even though I know this story almost as well as you do by now, I'm looking forward to reading it again, with an accompanying vid and no mental red pen!
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 27th, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
Yes, you can put the red pen away now - your work is done*g*

LJ decided to play nicely late in the afternoon, after I'd just about decided to tear my hair out!

You must check out the vid and the art, it's all wonderful Milomaus has done a great job.
vic: Professionals - Bodie lovessaintvic on October 27th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oooo fantastic, congrats on posting and I can't wait to read this and am off to download it right now.
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 28th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I hope you enjoy the tale:)
krisserci5krisserci5 on October 28th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
My favorite theme - Gay Undercover - {{squee}} I can't wait to read.

Great art. Matched the story so well.
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 28th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Well, I tried a slightly different approach to the gay undercover theme, so I hope it works for people:)

The art is fantastic, milomaus is a talented artist.
shooting2killshooting2kill on October 28th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
I thoroughly enjoyed your story from last year and the summary of this year's has me equally intrigued so I'm really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for all your hard work here.
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 29th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
If my tale is enjoyed then the hard work is worth it:D Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope you like it:)
merentha13: Darkmerentha13 on October 28th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Loved this! The 'gay-undercover' worked very well. I really enjoyed the way you portrayed Bodie's initial reluctance and Ray's amusement at his partner. The plot was terrific and you (***potential small spoiler***) shot Ray!! I love stories where he's hurt!

The artwork fit so well, I loved the screen-cap adaptations to fit the action. The Vid was great too!

*g* I think there's still a bit of chocolate and some malt left, so feel free to join us 'post-posters' in celebration of finally having our story and art done!! It's time to relax! *g*

Congratulations and well done to you both.
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 29th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely words! I'm glad the 'gay-undercover' works, I did want both Bodie's and Ray's reactions to be realistic. Poor Ray, he's such a good 'hurt/comfort' subject;) And I'm very glad you enjoyed the tale:)

The art was brilliant:D

*g* I think there's still a bit of chocolate and some malt left, so feel free to join us 'post-posters' in celebration of finally having our story and art done!! It's time to relax! *g*

I've pulled up a chair and settled back - just waiting for the cabana boy to deliver the chocs and malt*g* It's wonderful to relax in such great company:)

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margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 31st, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
Glad the mayhem, murder and drag queens did it for you*g* Thanks for reading and enjoying:)
angel_ci5: he's mineangel_ci5 on October 30th, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)
I'm way, way behind with BB reading, but you've been Kindled *g*, and I'm really looking forward to reading this, it sounds brilliant! Thank you!
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 31st, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! Being Kindled is quite an honour! It's never happened to me before, that I know of*g*

I'm having trouble keeping up too but getting there. I hope you enjoy this tale when you do get to it.
andreaandreathelion on October 30th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic story, I thoroughly enjoyed the reading :D
Thank you!
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on October 31st, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
What a lovely thing to say! I'm very glad you enjoyed it and thank you for reading and commenting:)
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_auf Bootfirlefanzine on November 4th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Brilliant to give us supects to fall in love with. :-)
And when did B+D ever get a 'welcome home' banner? Yes, I love the Riverboat Queen gang!
And the boys fit!
"...and Bodie patrolled, acting bouncer to the hilt in black trousers and black roll neck jumper, Doyle thought he enjoyed the role perhaps a little too much. He looked good though."
Yes...!

*sigh* for the h/c! And the subtle hospital scenes.
His Bodie was sleeping.

And I love Cowley'y reaction to their love affair. Always the Scot, eh? ;-)

What a great story!
Thank you!
margaret_r: Big Bang 11margaret_r on November 5th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Brilliant to give us supects to fall in love with. :-)And when did B+D ever get a 'welcome home' banner? Yes, I love the Riverboat Queen gang!
And the boys fit!


I’m so pleased that you liked the gang, and the ‘welcome home’ banner:D I loved creating them and their world, really wanted them to appeal to readers and show that our lads could be a part of that world. I’m glad it worked.

"...and Bodie patrolled, acting bouncer to the hilt in black trousers and black roll neck jumper, Doyle thought he enjoyed the role perhaps a little too much. He looked good though."
Yes...!


Lol, Bodie in black acting the bouncer does have a certain appeal*g*

*sigh* for the h/c! And the subtle hospital scenes.
His Bodie was sleeping.


h/c, is a favourite subject of mine in fics too and a delight to write so it's very pleasing that the scenes came across well for you.

And I love Cowley'y reaction to their love affair. Always the Scot, eh? ;-)

Yep, his Scottish pragmatism coming out – if he couldn’t stop them, he might as well take the most advantage of the situation*g*


What a great story!
Thank you!


Thank you for such wonderful comments – I’m glowing! I’m really happy that you liked the fic and the characters and it all came together for you as a good read, so thank you very much for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated:)
firlefanzine: Bodie_Me too ohne me toofirlefanzine on November 9th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
"I’m glowing!"
:-)