Eakin

Joined February 2012
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I occasionally words good

Sep
11th
2014

So, if you were on late last night/early this morning, you might have seen the latest story I wrote in a sleep-deprived, ninety minute haze: Magnum Opus Dissonance, about a suicidally depressed Octavia lamenting that one of her works had overshadowed all her others, and chronicling the depression and intrusive thoughts of violence that lead up to an ambiguous choice to OD on painkillers and commit suicide. You know, just a little light and fun reading at four in the morning.

It no longer appears on my story list.

Blame my mother (Hi, Mom!) who called me up a little while ago worried about what I'd written and what the consequences, both for me and my possible readers, could be. Now my mother has known about my presence here for a while now, and while she's not exactly thrilled about it she's been willing to put up with it as long as it doesn't negatively affect other aspects of my life. For her, the story crossed a line. If never been one to shy away from writing about dark and uncomfortable subjects, but not really this viscerally and not in a way that might affect somebody or read as an encouragement to take negative action. I'm not really afraid that someone is going to read No Good Answers and go out to rape someone. Or read Reign and... uh... trap themselves in an unresolvable time loop? I guess? But, and I'm not saying any of you would do this kind of thing, I can see how MOD might read as advocating or glorifying suicide. Obviously it resonated as something that felt true, based on the comments asking if it might have been partly autobiographical. It isn't, thank goodness. At least it might seem like I'm advocating it to the twisted sort of mind who might be susceptible to considering it in the first place, or on a more practical note it might look that way to future employers or anyone who manages to link this profile to my real-life identity, which probably wouldn't be hard to do.

If, as a brief aside, you or someone you know EVER has those kind of persistent, intrusive thoughts then GO GET HELP! The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is just a phone call away.

Anyway, the story's gone now, or at least is no longer visible on the site. Those of you who didn't get to read it, don't worry too much. It's hardly some forbidden masterpiece. And don't worry about this becoming a recurring thing, either. It's not like Hard Reset 3: Thinly Veiled Excuse to Write Pornography That Incorporates Time Loops is languishing in my Google Docs list because of some sort of maternal censorship conspiracy.

I mean, not more than twenty, maybe twenty-five thousand words of it at least.

Still, wouldn't hurt to put something a little more light-hearted out there instead of some of the darker/sadder one shots I've been putting out lately. We'll have to see if my muse can pull herself out of the funk she's been in lately and try to come up with a little rom-com for good measure.

Anyway, TL;DR the story's gone and you shouldn't kill yourself

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#1416849 · 2d, 14h ago · · ·

>>1416785

Thanks! It's been up there for a while, although it comes and goes.

#1416785 · 2d, 15h ago · · ·

Not sure when it happened, but I just took a gander at the 'All time top stories' list. #1 is Hard Reset.  Congratulations Eakin.

#1395043 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1395041

Ah, okay, I hadn't seen that.  I tend to avoid things like Reddit; the overall signal-to-noise ratio is far too low for my liking. :ajbemused: :facehoof:

#1390325 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1350635

Did he actually do that whole video in one shot?  While it certainly looks like it, there are a couple of spots where the camera was panning around a corner that they could've pieced multiple takes together...

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