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2008-10-20 03:24 pm
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As promised: Part 12

Chapter Six: Dakshina

I'm on a new computer now, with a brand new copy of Microsoft Word. Unfortunately, the Word spellchecker has decided to freeze and crash every single time that it encounters "Drupada" in the text that I'm editing. Every. Single. Time.

Guess how much it sucked to edit this chapter.

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2008-09-29 07:55 am
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(*flail*) (*flail*) (*flail*)

Well, September came and went, and my intended update did not happen. I got slammed by Real Life obligations left and right, including a couple festivals in my school/village, a professional conference at which I'm paneling, a bunch of emergency house repairs, a bucketload of grad school applications, having to re-teach myself all of the math that I ever learned in preparation for the GRE in three weeks... So. Um. Yeah.

The next chapter has not even been sent to be beta'd, yet.

I apologize for keeping my few readers waiting, and I promise to try my best to double-update sometime in October.

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2008-07-06 08:10 pm
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Super Summer Update

This one gets the "badass Duryodhana" icon.

Interlude: Shalya
Chapter Five: The Contest
Interlude: Karna II

Consider this a triple-update for June, July, and August. I need to spend the rest of the summer writing "ahead" in the exile part.

Anyway, enjoy!
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2008-06-04 08:25 pm
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Part 8

Chapter Four: Rose

I'm still working working ahead of one of my betas here, so forgive me for the slow pace.

Anyway, new chapter! If you squint you'll see the first (unnamed) references to an extremely important character whom we'll meet again during the exile part of the story. ;)

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2008-04-24 10:29 pm
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Part 6 re-upload (temporary?) and Part 7

Oh wow, I have readers! Which means that I feel pressure to actually update. So, here you go.

Part Six

Part Seven

Su hasn't had a chance to look over these yet, so it's likely that I'll revise them at some future date. But thank you - all two of you - who have been waiting for the next chapters, and for giving me some awesome feedback!

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2007-11-21 02:52 am
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Revised parts 1 ~ 5

In lieu of posting new chapters (sorry!), I've uploaded the revised versions of chapters 1 through 5. The revisions are a result of my own continuity checks, consultation with [ profile] steelehearts, and me wanting to change things to get them more in line with later (still unpublished) chapters.

PS - Easy trivia question time. There is exactly one basic food ingredient mentioned in the fic so far that was NOT present when and where the original Mahabharata took place. Hint: It was likely invented in the Mahabharata era, but on the opposite side of the globe.

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2007-10-05 07:57 am
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Part 7 Delayed

Okay, it looks like I'm going to go yet another week without uploading Part 7. The reason is that I'm stuck with a massive, er, not "writer's block" per se, but rather editor's block on Part 8. My draft of Part 8 still requires some massive revisions, and for the past two weeks I just haven't been able to do it. And I don't want to post Part 7 until I have Part 8 neatly revised and forwarded to my betas. Sorry, that's just how my brain works. I like to be working a bit ahead of myself.

Thanks for your patience, all two of you who are reading this. ;)
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2007-09-24 12:16 am
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Fic Update: Part 6

Part Six

In which Arjuna faces his destiny. Sort of.

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2007-09-15 03:41 am
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Fic Update: Part 5

Part Five

In which we meet Yuyutsu, who has a secret.

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2007-09-07 03:55 am
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Fic Update: Part 4

Part Four

In which tragedy strikes.

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2007-09-02 09:30 pm

Hosting moved.

I uploaded a mirror of the fic to, as I finally found an appropriate category. Links on this journal now point to the chapters on If this works out, I'll go ahead and delete the copy on The reasons for the move are two-fold:

1. I'm more comfortable thinking of this story as "fanfiction" than "original fiction," and
2.'s database hiccups and total lack of customer support make me nervous.

Well, we'll see how this goes.
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2007-09-01 03:32 am
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Fic Update: Part 3

Part Three

In which Karna makes his debut.