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27 June 2008 @ 05:04 pm
New things are new! Layouts and a new fic.  
Soooo, after a year gogo finally got around to updating the old LJ layout. Seriously, it had been a whole year. Longer, actually. The new layout primarily features Dante and Vergil, in one of gogo's all time fave images of them, by the incredibly talented Jo-Chen. The artwork is hers. Gogo simply added the Latin, care of Virgil, and the translation.

Putting together this LJ layout proved what a ridiculous perfectionist gogo is. Spent hours and hours (and hours) playing with colors, which is always easier said than done because gogo happens to be partially colorblind. Many, many thanks tolibekory and gogodgene for their help. Once colors were done, it was time to play with fonts. Gogo loooooooves fonts and has for years, ever since a guy bff (miss you so much, Mikeski) showed gogo that fonts are more than just "letters and numbers." Anyway, after spending even more hours fussing with fonts, it was realized that the so-special fonts were not lookin' so special on other people's computers. In fact, the special fonts looked downright SHITTY. So, gogo had to settle for normal (boring), easily-read-by-most-browsers fonts. WOE. But, still, even without the special fonts, it all turned out very pretteh, donchathink??

Speaking of libekory and layouts... Li did an awesome job of updating bleach_yaoi. We mods had been talking about updating the layout for so long, it was great to finally have it done. And gogo helped, too. Lots! You know, with incredibly helpful input like, "Why so much yellow? Gogo doesn't like yellow," and "NEEDS MORE BLACK!" Seriously... Besides being awesome with design and a great writer, Li has lots of patience. Gogo helped more when it came to words and editing and all that stuff. But doesn't bleach_yaoi look naisu?? Please to be admiring if you haven't yet. It's safe for non-yaoi girls, too.

And lookee here! This post isn't just a post about admiring new LJ layouts. There be new fic, here, too. This weekend marks gogo & gogodgene's one year anniversary, so to speak. YAY for us!!

We have emails dating back before the last weekend of June, 07, but this time last year marked the beginning or our collabs, co-writes,  and creative partnership. So, to commemorate a whole year of LJ, of Bya x Ren, of RPing,  of pron, crack pairings, lolz, and, most importantly, of love and friendship, here's a fun little Bya x Ren ~ Ren x Bya fic. ((We plan to write something a bit more substantial than this to celebrate, but please to be enjoying this for now...))

I LOVE YOU, GOGOD. YOU ARE MY BESTEST FRIEND AND I CAN"T IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU. HERE'S TO MANY, MANY, MANY MORE YEARS OF LOVE, HOT BOYS, DELICIOUS YAOI, AND LOLZ.  ((and it would be naisu if you would come sit w. gogo on the nice big comfy couch like we usually do. unless you're going to keep sneezing. in which case, it's prolly best for you to stay on your side of the coffee table. ILU. <3))

On with the fic!!

Title: Dear Byakuya ~ Dear Renji
Authors: gogochan & gogodgene
Rating:  PG -13
Warnings:  Implied yaoi; implied sex; some over-intellectualizing on Byakuya's part (lol, Proust); some over simplifying on Renji's part; and some tongue-in-cheek writing on behalf of the authors. No spoilers; no specific time line.
Summary:
Renji wrote Byakuya a Valentine, back...you know...around Valentine's Day. Months later, Byakuya finally gets it in gear to answer...
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Dear Bya, )

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Sooo... )

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'Promptly' means on time )


((while you're at our writing journal, allxthingsxgo, please to be admiring the updated layout there as well, including the new intro. Dante and Vergil doing a striptease? Yes indeed! Really, though, did you expect anything less from the*gogos?))
 
 
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{the once and future queen}senbonzakura77 on June 27th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's quite a lovely header & layout combination!! :D

And wow - congratulations to both of you! Can't wait to read what else the two of you will come up with in the coming years.

May the Force be with you both!
Gogo: vergilxdante-gunsgogo_ergo_sum on June 28th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! On both accounts. And may the force be with you, too~

We're writing...always writing...so hopefully we'll have new things to post (besides RP logs) before long.

Much, much luff to you!
formative: Bleach::grimm::clean penisformative on June 28th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary! <3
Gogo: Grimm-no licky lickygogo_ergo_sum on June 28th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
THNX, LING!! Gogod just sent you a big gogod smile and a sorta-thumbs up (she's holding a pen...).

We're having a fun weekend writing tags, writing pronz, and taking care of business. And lol'ing of course, as we always do.

Hope you're having a good weekend, too~ Much, much luff to you, Ling. <3
kaphinated: OMG pwnieskaphinated on June 28th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
hurrah for new layout and have a good aniversary! amazing you have done so much in so little time really.... gosh.

Gogo: Dante-Vergil-grrrgogo_ergo_sum on June 29th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
Sankyuu! Sometimes it's like "holy shit, it's been a whole year?" but am definitely not complaining. Time flies when you're having fun and all that good stuff.

gogo keeps meaning to go back through gogo and gogod's saved docs to count how many words (more or less) and how many pages (more or less) we've written over the past year. Considering that our average log is about 8 to 10 pages, and our fics range from 4 typed pages to 14... LOL. That's a lot of writing!

Anyhoo, thank you for the sentiment and the nice words. Hopefully, by this time next year, we'll have TAKEN OVER THE WORLD!!! Or at least have written a whole lot more.

thnx again~
Tonic: HUG :3 [Dante & Vergil]gogodgene on July 7th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Totally wanted to take a picture to express my rove, but I can't find a camera. ANYWAY.

I think it was about the 23rd of June (or May. Probably May. You know how bad I am with these things) that we first started talking.

"COME BE MY RENJI."

And even though I hadn't RP'd in years, nor had I ever written Renji, I still went after him so I could write with you. You've always been someone that I could just click with immediately. It was never forced conversation and it never felt awkward. It was like it was meant to be. When we started writing together, I was amazed at how fun it was and how well our styles just flowed together.

Like fate had been waiting to get us together for a very long time.

You know you're my best friend ever, in the literal sense of those words; not "OMG BFF". You're more of a friend than my other friends have been. Here's to us taking over the world writing and being friends for many, many, many years to come.

Your seme lol,
Gogod <3
Gogo: Hiruma-Mushi-kissgogo_ergo_sum on July 11th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Oooooh. Thank you. Thank you so so very much. You have no idea how much these words mean to me. I got all teary and choked up like the mushy (lol, Mushi?) dork that I am after reading this for the first, second, and even third time. Not 100% sure what day we FIRST got on YIM, but gogo's got emails saved from late June--including plots and such for Bya and Shiro. Our first ship. And still one of the best...

Yeah, things clicked for us right away. I already really liked you--via your writing--and your witty comments and responses. You seemed to be enjoying the world of LJ, Bleach fandom, fanfics and all that and didn't take make it SRYS FUCKN BIZNISS. gogo just had a hunch, and--as you know by now--MY HUNCHES ARE USUALLY CORRECT. Usually... ;)

You know I believe in Fate. And I do believe we were fated to meet and get together creatively. Becoming best friends was just...well...again, a stroke of fate. Have never had a friend like you before, and don't expect to ever again. Have had good friends, and best friends, before--but never someone who was an ideal creative partner as well. If we never started writing together like this, DMC would still be just a video game, and Dante would still be some white-haired guy with a badass sword and cool coat. gogo would have eventually gotten bored with LJ, Bleach, fanfic, etc., but writing with you made it more than a passing hobby. You made writing be fun and be real.

You've changed my life. I know that sounds kinda WHAO for a comment on LJ, but it's true. And I'm not simply referring to fandoms, characters, and series you've introduced gogo to.

YOU ARE MY CREATIVE SPARK. Had never been able to come up with a good PLOT for a novel or novella before, let alone create a true OC (versions of gogo and various personages in gogo's life obviously do not count as OC's). You are the key that opened up a whole other part of my brain. 'Course, it does help that we work so well together. SO well. As writers and as a creative team (do not want to tempt fate and have some kamikaze sea gull snatch the muses from mai head and shit, so...knock on wood, fingers crossed, touch-black-no-touch-backs, etc).

From BB to HB to fanfics to cross-fandoms to OC's to MOAR OC's (and lots and lots of pron in between) to us taking over the world writing and being best friends forever. Can't imagine my life without you. And certainly don't want to. Cheers to us~ I lOVE YOU.

Your uke yeah, yeah,
gogo <3

Edited at 2008-07-11 11:58 am (UTC)