29 April 2016 @ 11:03 am
Happy 5th Birthday to Story of Three Boys  
On this date in 2011, [livejournal.com profile] patchfire posted a roughly 1000 word fic to the [livejournal.com profile] puckurt community that would become the very first piece of a 2.2 million words series you know as Story of Three Boys, Perfect Gift.

Happy 5th birthday, Story of Three Boys. You were a life-changer for us!

 
 
10 July 2015 @ 10:56 pm
Patch & Rav's Rules of Every 'Verse  
1. It’s always the same woman in the turquoise suit.

2. Nothing good ever happens at Taco Bell.

3. We always know where our OCs are.

4. Puck will never, EVER eat those peas.

5. Everything is actually Fuckurt or Pinn.

6. There’s pretty much always a West Wing reference, whether we did it consciously or not.

7. “There’s a The National song for that.”
 
 
02 January 2014 @ 09:24 pm
 
We're migrating the AUs stuff out of the Story of Three Boys & Rambling Wrecks series on AO3, so if you get a notification for new works from us, THERE ARE NO NEW WORKS. It's just the migration!
 
 
14 July 2013 @ 09:23 pm
 
[livejournal.com profile] patchfire and I are both shocked and saddened by Cory's death in the wee hours of this morning. We're not engaging in any kind of speculation about the cause, but we do want to send our love and support to his family, friends, and loved ones, as well as to the rest of his fans.

Cory's portrayal of Finn is what made me start watching Glee to being with, and it's what made me want to join Patch in writing Story of Three Boys. He was always my personal favorite of the cast and he played my favorite character, as I'm sure most of you suspected. I've been mostly absentee from social media today, but I appreciate everyone who has sent a supporting note directly or via Patchfire.

We love you guys and we want you to know this is a safe place to be sad. If other people in your life are tired of hearing about it, you can still come to us. We're mourning him, too. It doesn't matter that none of us ever met him personally. He touched our lives. He was a good actor and by every account the rare genuinely good human being. He is gone far too soon.

Lots of love,
Rav & Patch
 
 
27 June 2013 @ 08:59 am
Expanded Authors' Notes  
How do we begin to say The End?

We've been staring at this thing, trying to figure out exactly what we can possibly say to all of you that will adequately convey our gratitude for the love and time you’ve invested in Story of Three Boys over these past two years. We appreciate every comment, every kudos, every like or reblog on Tumblr, every time you let us know you’re rereading the series, every piece of fanart (serious or silly — who doesn't love a good tarsier picture?), every work of fic-ception, every bit of participation in our sometimes bizarre and often self-indulgent community activities.

This isn't a journey we've undertaken alone. Along with our wonderful readers, we somehow lucked into the best editorial staff a pair of writers could have... and we even get them for free! [livejournal.com profile] david_of_oz set a standard of excellence that no other editor may be able to meet. He has been more than a beta reader to us; he’s gifted us with professional-quality copyediting, guidance through our most difficult plot points, support when we felt like maybe we should just delete the whole thing and start over from scratch (and one time when that’s what we actually did). Just like our boys, it’s really been a trio, though admittedly one with far less sex.

Along with David, we have to thank the rest of Our People. We call them our editorial staff, the ones who have served as beta readers, copyeditors, mentors, friends, and last minute “omg does this story even work?!?!” emotional support. [livejournal.com profile] separatrix, [livejournal.com profile] scarletjedi, [livejournal.com profile] bicrim, [livejournal.com profile] knittycat99, and [livejournal.com profile] hysterichotel have stepped up at various times (and some of them with great regularity) to help us through the process.

We’re aware that we’re teetering on the edge of maudlin, so we’ll try to wrap this up as neatly as possible. This isn't a forever goodbye to our Threeboys or our Rambling Wrecks, but simply time to let the stories wind to a close. As Patch puts it, nobody really wants to read about Viagra prescriptions, and as Rav puts it, we've earned a little rest after 2 million plus words. We know we'll revisit this ‘verse in the future. We have a long Threeboys one-shot planned that’s been in the works for close to 18 months now. We still have a few RW stories we’d like to tell, and we always love to talk about all of our boys.

We didn't know when we began this story how big it would become and how far it would go, but we kept marching on in the direction our boys pointed us, and we like to think they, at least, knew where they were taking us. This story, our boys, and our readers will always stick with us. You’re our love and time people.

Love,
Patch & Rav

P.S. )
 
 
25 May 2013 @ 03:07 pm
Mini Hiatus  
Just a reminder that we are taking a one week hiatus next week, as we usually do after completing a story cycle. We have our Puckurt Big Bangs to work on!
 
 
15 April 2013 @ 06:56 pm
 
Just a heads up, we're going to delay the contest a week. Neither of us are much in a celebratory mood in light of today's events. <3
 
 
11 April 2013 @ 11:39 am
2,008,030 + a contest!  
We've officially broken 2 million words in published wordcount for Story of Three Boys.

To celebrate this tremendous time investment momentous occasion, we're going to be holding a contest with prizes! The details of the contest will be posted on Monday, April 15th, so keep your eyes peeled.
 
 
17 March 2013 @ 04:30 pm
Congratulations!  
A very very happy wedding day to our 'Mawm', who is always willing to look at our macaroni art, [livejournal.com profile] separatrix. Hopefully we'll have a picture of the two of them to post soon! Everyone should leave a congratulatory note for Sher & Kerry. <3 <3
 
 
15 July 2012 @ 06:25 pm
New Posting Schedule!  
Greetings and Salutations!

We hope everyone is having a good summer/winter!

As promised, we are getting ready to ramp up our posting again. Starting this week, we will be posting twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at around 9-10am EST. We'll begin with summerfic for both Rambling Wrecks (this week) and Threeboys (next week), then transition into our Threeboys story cycles and our Rambling Wreck month-by-months. Between each story cycle, we'll take a one week break before beginning the next cycle, during which time we'll post any downloadable playlists, bits n' pieces stories that don't fit other places, or self-indulgent community activities that we so love.

We'll take a break between 7/31 and 8/6 for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_ot3bang posting (yes, we have a story!) and then begin again.

If you've got any questions/comments about the posting or about what you can anticipate seeing over the coming weeks and months, please feel free to let us know!

<3 Patch & Rav
 
 
16 June 2012 @ 09:11 pm
Father's Day Week  
In celebration of Father's Day, we're going to be posting several fics this week on the subject of fathers (the good, the bad, the human and thus occasionally erring). We don't have a definitely number yet, because we're in the midst of heated debate about whether or not to post a specific future fic, but I can promise you:

At least one (2+ years) futurefic
At least one threeboy summerfic
At least one (near future) Rambling Wrecks fic

Look for them Monday-Friday, ~9am EST.

We'll start posting our short summerfic series the following week!

Love,
Patch & Rav
 
 
29 April 2012 @ 09:54 am
SOTB Is One!  
A year ago today, I posted Perfect Gift. The rest, as they say, is hysteria.

I find this comment just the best, though:
 
 
10 March 2012 @ 03:02 pm
HIATUS ANNOUNCEMENT  
We will be taking another hiatus from posting on the week of 4/1-4/7 (after posting episode 3x32). We are working on five total big bang fics between the two of us and trying to wrap our SOTB season. There will be thirty-five total episodes of our “season three,” which will bring our readers to the events described in “Commencing.” The last three episodes and their teasers/bonus fic will be posted over the three weeks following our hiatus.

That won’t be the end of the SOTB ‘verse. We’ll continue with Threeboys summertime (post-high school) fic, followed by futurefic cycles, set at various important times in the future. The Rambling Wrecks story will also continue in a slightly different format. Our posting schedule for the future SOTB/RW fic is yet to be determined, but we’re already well into writing all of it!

Since everybody seemed to enjoy the spoilers guessing game, we thought we’d do another activity this time. We get a lot of questions about character back story, or “whatever happened to...," or “did you ever explain what/why...," usually things that wouldn’t fit into the fic in the POVs we’re using.

In the spirit of filling in the blanks, we’d like to invite you to leave your questions about character back story, what happened to other characters “off screen” during events we have addressed, or even our personal headcanon for moments shown in canon through the end of s2 (and how we’ve integrated that headcanon into our s3). On the Tuesday of our hiatus week, we’ll post our answers to any of the questions that won’t spoil any important plot points.

Because we’ll have three more weeks of posting between now and then, please feel free to come back and leave additional questions/inquiries at any point!
 
 
28 December 2011 @ 12:53 pm
HIATUS ANNOUNCEMENT  
When we started posting Story of Three Boys, we were a good six to eight episodes ahead with the writing at any given point in time. Now that lead has dwindled down to four; you're starting to catch up and we don't want to be in a position of writing the next week's episode and maybe not getting it done in time!

Our writing speed hasn't slowed down, but the number/volume of things we're working on has increased. Along w/ the Chrismukkah fest (which we both participated in), we've been working on what is probably an insane number of future fics in the SOTB-verse that cover time periods from summer/early fall of 2012 through fall of 2025. We have days we're writing on four timelines at once. The Rambling Wrecks storyline, which started as a small 1-2K ficlet a week, has gotten significantly bigger, as you'll see next week.

In short, we're writing too many things at once and we need a little break from posting to get ahead of the game again.

After 3x22 is posted (the week of 1/8-1/14) we're going to be taking at least one-week hiatus from posting (so no fic posted the week of 1/15-1/21). We promise we won't leave off with a major cliffhanger. We promise we'll leave the boys (ALL the boys) in at least a moderately happy place. We'll resume posting with 3x23 teasers on Monday, 1/23.

Love,
Rav & Patch
 
 
28 December 2011 @ 12:53 pm
HIATUS ANNOUNCEMENT  
When we started posting Story of Three Boys, we were a good six to eight episodes ahead with the writing at any given point in time. Now that lead has dwindled down to four; you're starting to catch up and we don't want to be in a position of writing the next week's episode and maybe not getting it done in time!

Our writing speed hasn't slowed down, but the number/volume of things we're working on has increased. Along w/ the Chrismukkah fest (which we both participated in), we've been working on what is probably an insane number of future fics in the SOTB-verse that cover time periods from summer/early fall of 2012 through fall of 2025. We have days we're writing on four timelines at once. The Rambling Wrecks storyline, which started as a small 1-2K ficlet a week, has gotten significantly bigger, as you'll see next week.

In short, we're writing too many things at once and we need a little break from posting to get ahead of the game again.

After 3x22 is posted (the week of 1/8-1/14) we're going to be taking at least one-week hiatus from posting (so no fic posted the week of 1/15-1/21). We promise we won't leave off with a major cliffhanger. We promise we'll leave the boys (ALL the boys) in at least a moderately happy place. We'll resume posting with 3x23 teasers on Monday, 1/23.

Love,
Rav & Patch
 
 
13 November 2011 @ 09:35 am
EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS  
Hope everybody has a light schedule this week, because we're happy to announce that the next episode is called Eight Crazy Nights and is our first holiday special. We have a pretty full week of stuff, so leave some wiggle room for some serious reading. ;)


We'll resume the regular episode number the following week, but we hope you enjoy this little holiday excursion. Maybe it'll get you into the mood for your Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/Etc. shopping.


Love,

Patch & Rav
 
 
13 November 2011 @ 09:35 am
EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS  
Hope everybody has a light schedule this week, because we're happy to announce that the next episode is called Eight Crazy Nights and is our first holiday special. We have a pretty full week of stuff, so leave some wiggle room for some serious reading. ;)


We'll resume the regular episode number the following week, but we hope you enjoy this little holiday excursion. Maybe it'll get you into the mood for your Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/Etc. shopping.


Love,

Patch & Rav