beautifulmonster: TITLE: Melanie should stop playing in the Batman sandbox Untitled RATING: PG-13? Ish? I don’t even know. There’s kissing and angry words but the sex is only implied. AUTHOR’S NOTE: ‘Anything with Bruce in it’ he says! Mister Black, that is … not very helpful actually. ;-; But that’s okay because I got something down anyway! It’s even Jason x Bruce! This is definitely AU in...
Answers to asks about my preferences on specific...
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on Bruce Wayne/Roy Harper? Or Dinah Lance/Barbara Gordon? Or Ollie/Dinah? Ollie/Dinah: Ollie, no one else would put up with you. Dinah, he must be fantastic in bed. (I actually do enjoy the various representations of them, though I’m admittedly more familiar with them together animated than in the comics). Dinah/Barbara: Wait…it’s not...
Answers to asks about writing (mine or in general)
Anonymous asks dealing with questions about Earth 81 and writing. Anonymous asked: Don’t want to pressure you, but I am curious- is the next chapter of earth 81 in the works? Alas, I’m sorry to inform you that it is not. The next part deals with Jason and Tim on that damn cruise and they’re both being absolute assholes about having to work together—which means they...
Answers to asks about the boyfriend (and other...
As all of these were anonymous and didn’t allow for a private reply, I’ve answered them together. Anonymous asked: Mr. Alan: Tell me you don’t mind when people fangirl about your life because I feel like a creeper every time i read something about your life and I know a lot of people that feels reallu uncomfortable with that. (Congrats for your relationship) Hahaha…well,...
Answers to birthday wishes
It really means a lot to me that so many sent me birthday wishes—and they kept coming in for days afterward which was kind of amazing. I wanted to address them all, so I’ve collected them here for convenience. :) ahjareyn asked you: I’m a few days late, but I hope you had a great birthday :) Thank you so much. I had a fantastic birthday—the best I’d had in a long...
The urge to write Silver Age Speedy is...
Thankfully, D gets off of work in five minutes, or I don’t know that I would be able to contain myself. And I’m not sure what kind of crazy trouble I’d get the kid into or what kind of kink it would entail. On a side note, since the words ‘boyfriend’ and ‘birthday’, I have acquired a mountain of asks. I will be answering them all when I have a little...
Fic Commission: Recreation
Title: Recreation Author: Alan Black Pairing: Dick/Roy Setting: The Dick ‘n Roy Show Request: What exactly Roy meant when he said kinky sex before. Either the aftermath of the kink or whatever, I’m just very curious. 3000 for Roy being Roy? Word count: 3800 Notes: This fic has been brought to you by Jae. Giving me free reign with Roy Harper and his chosen kinks is a very bad...
The Always Hungry Uniform Fetishist: Drew Ferraro →
positively-batty: Drew was a sophomore at my school. I didn’t know him, but we shared some mutual friends. Yesterday, during lunch, he took a running start off the third floor of the 2000 building and took his own life, landing in the quad. A few of my friends were unfortunate to witness this as it happened, and… Bullying is a real problem that happens to real people. Whether in...
Magic 8-Ball, is this my future?
Because if it is… It’s waking in a warm bed next to a handsome man after a fantastic evening (of great food and good entertainment). (It’s not waking up in the middle of the night unable to fall back to sleep because of my chronic insomnia.) It’s getting up before him to make breakfast. It’s sitting at the table and talking over tea. It’s him getting a...
Conversations with J
J: Dude, is your mom coming over, or what?
Me: What the hell are you talking about?
J: Seriously? You've done, like, six loads of laundry, the dishes, *and* cleaned your room. It's all I can figure.
Me: No, my mother's not coming over. After I finish up some work, I'm taking off for the weekend.
J: Didn't you spend last weekend at your friends' place? You moving in, or what?
Me: I'm not going there for the weekend.
J: Oh, shit! You're spending the weekend with Batman!
Me: I *really* wish you'd stop calling him that...
Anonymous asked: Does the boyfriend read your fanfiction?
clio-clover asked: Hey Alan, since I'm listening to it at work, for which I blame you for, how do you feel about Michael Buble's music, if you've ever heard of him? And I'm blaming you for the fact that I've been in the mood to listen to Frank and the Rat Pack while working. I'm more of a rock kind of person. See what you've done?
Good morning, sunshine
J: Hey. S'up. What's for breakfast?
Me: Uh...I don't know. We've got some options.
J: Really? Where are the options?
Me: In the cupboard. Man, we've got food, you just have to look for it. There's peanut butter, soy nut butter, chocolate hazelnut butter, gingersnap cookie butter, spicy peanut butter--
J: Ok, Bubba Gump, Is there any *real* food?
Me: That *is* real food.
J: But no bread, right? So what do we put it on?
Me: Well...there's a spoon. Your finger. Those wheat tortillas you took out of the freezer and never ate.
J: Cool. You want coffee with that?
Me: You fly in the face of Darwinism.
Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the...– from the majority opinion of the ninth circuit court in ruling proposition 8 as unconstitutional
It's a writer's rule of thumb to write what you...
That’s usually a really good thing. It adds a nice dimension of realism and believability to your work. But sometimes there’s a moment where you’re writing and you suddenly realize that it says a lot more about you than maybe you want it to. I’m having one of those moments right now.
Anonymous asked: Rats! I was sure it was you, too. Batman shirt, dark hair, glasses...I was pretty close to talking to a stranger about fanfiction. Close call.
All the world is a stage. Watch me play with it.
Neko: After you finish drafting this commission, you need to write more Chili. I can't wait to read that scene where Batman shows up all 'I am the night' with the dog under his cape.
Me: It's a night for comedy, isn't it?
Me: Hang on. Need more tea.
Neko: Make sure it's perfect.
Me: Hardy har har.