For now, I hope you'll enjoy some of the beautiful holiday fics and art that I've got here! Check it out - Winter and Holiday Fics.
I know it's been forever, but I really am still working on my fanfics. I think this past year has really kicked most of us right in the teeth. o_O I'm hoping moving forward, I will be able to share more writing and artwork! :)
For now, I hope you'll enjoy some of the beautiful holiday fics and art that I've got here! Check it out - Winter and Holiday Fics.
Wow... I cannot believe it's been THIS long since I last posted anything here!! o_0
Anyway, if you're interested, I just posted an epilogue to a fanfic I wrote some time back called "Final Victory". You can find it here:
I'm going to do my best to post more often, and to keep busy writing - I've been doing heavy edits and rewrites to some of my (much) older fanfics and things are moving along at a decent pace right about now. Keep your fingers crossed for me!! :)
Hi Everyone! :)
It's been way too quiet... I keep meaning to post more often, but keep getting side-tracked! :P I suppose we all know how that is, though.
Okay, so this is actually an update post! Me and my crew (Caro, Zejan, Lynne) have been discussing Hunk's Corner and we've got a plan. :D Don't be frightened, now - this isn't our plan to take over the world... we're saving that one for later. ;)
Here's what we're thinking - because we all have our own projects that we want to work on, and real life stuff continually and peskily tends to eat up a lot of our hours, we're going to plan on seasonal updates to Hunk's Corner. That translates to - Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter (and possibly the random holiday), we will have an update for the site.
Since we're going with a seasonal update, we're thinking a seasonal theme to any fics and art would be great, too - not necessary, but it'd be cool (especially in the winter ;) ).
We will be beg- er, um, asking our extraordinarily talented friends and fellow Voltron fans (read: YOU!) for contributions to our efforts. So, would anyone would be so generous as to allow us to host their fanfics and fanart?
Just to clarify, we've always kept Hunk's Corner focused on, well, Hunk. LOL Imagine that! ;) When it comes to Hunk's Corner, we do ask that Hunk has (at the very least) a hefty role (if he's not the absolute shining star we all know him to be) in your story.
Now, for anyone who hasn't visited Hunk's Corner - what are you waiting for???? ;) Joking aside, if you're unfamiliar, or need a refresher, on what we have for Hunk's Corner, there's fanart, of course, and tons of recipes (hey, who doesn't like food??), in addition to our fics. The fic categories are as follows: Drabble Fics and Tall Tales; Hunk Fanfics; Kitty Capers; Top Tens; and Song Spoofs.
Here are the details on those Drabble Fics!
1 - Once a season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) we'll give you a couple (or so) word prompts. Drabble Fics will require you to include at least one of these words in your story. Now, you could also use all of the words in your story, or, you could write a story for each word, or 10 stories for each word. As long as it fits the parameters set for the Drabble Fics, it works for us.
2 - The overall fic must be about the Voltron universe - it can be any character (hero or villain), planet, ship, Lion Team, Vehicle Team, couple, etc. The only requirement here is that whatever you write must be Voltron related.
3 - 500 words. We would like your Drabble Fic to be no more than 500 words. Sounds good!
That's pretty simple, right? About Voltron, include the random word(s), 500 words (maximum).
So, where are we now? Oh! Right!
This time around, our (seasonal) theme is going to be "Spring" and for the Drabble Fics, our word prompts are: "bloom" and "bounce" - we'd love to see your creations! :) Oh! In order to get the site updated, we need a cut off date for the submissions - how about March 31st?
Boy, that's a lot of information, isn't it? Sorry for the lengthy post! I'm nearly done!
If you happen to have any Voltron fics/art that you'd like to share, but don't have a home for, I do have The Lion's Keep. :) There aren't very many Voltron fansites still out there, so I really like to look at my site as an attempt to welcome any and all Voltron fans. I don't want anyone, regardless of their "ship" or which version they like best, or dislike most, to feel unwelcome or excluded.
I completely understand that everyone has a favorite pairing, or character, or series - I do too! I've just never understood why we are so quick to discount other people's opinions. We should all be able to express our love for Voltron in whatever way we choose - and if I don't like what you created, or you don't like what I created, that's cool...because it doesn't diminish the love either of us has for Voltron, nor does it mean that we can't be friends.
I've said this many times before, but I think it bears repeating. If one day we go together to get an ice cream cone and you say, "I'm going to get chocolate because I don't like vanilla," and I reply, "I'm going to get vanilla because I don't like chocolate," is our friendship going to suddenly end? I didn't think so... I don't care if it's a "ship" or flavor of ice cream, we all have our favorites. It doesn't mean we can't be kind and supportive to those who think differently than we do. Variety is the spice of life.
So, my point! If you have fics/art that are Voltron related and you would like to see them hosted on The Lion's Keep, please feel free to DM/PM or email me at lances_kitten at yahoo dot com - and we'll see what we can figure out together. :)
Most importantly, thank you to everyone who's stuck around with us. You are the hearts and souls of our fandom - and the reason we haven't quit the game completely.
With Bear Hugs and Best Wishes!!
Hunk's Corner - https://thenewhrh.weebly.com/
The Lion's Keep - https://shanshantlk.weebly.com/
PS - You may see this posted in more than one place - or receive it in more than one email. If so, I do apologize!
Well, hello there!! A small update to offer up some winter and holiday themed fanfiction, as well as wish you all a wonderful holiday season filled with love and laughter. Wherever you are, I wish you peace, hope, and joy.
Hi Everyone!! :)
I'd like to share a little something. So, last night, as I was getting ready for bed, I was making a mental checklist of the things I need to get done today. You know how that goes, the dog needs a bath, take the chicken out of the freezer, do a load of laundry, don't forget to call Mom - it's her birthday! Which means it's also The Lion's Keep's birthday - I did that intentionally so I wouldn't forget the day I originally launched the site. ;) I had one of those "wow" moments, another year gone by... and then it hit me. That was in 1999 - today, in one form or another, my Voltron fansite has been around for 20 years. Right now, I'm caught in this place between wondering where the time's gone, and in awe that after all this time people are still actually visiting The Lion's Keep!
Thank you to everyone who's been a part of this journey - and just so you know, I've been writing and working to finish the re-write of my "Just Allura" fanfic series. I'm closing in on finishing the next installment - but don't get excited, it'll still be some time before it's actually ready for public consumption. ;) And a special thanks to Caro ("School Days"), Lynne ("Bonds of Love") and Zejan ("Lion Tales"), 3 amazingly talented ladies - whose fics you need to go read if you haven't already! - that I am blessed to count as some of my dearest friends. They are always in my corner, always supportive, and know to give me a kick in the pants when I need it. ;)
Again... wow, just wow! :D
Love and Hugs,
The Lion's Keep
PS (In case you missed it)
I've opened a Facebook Group for The Lion's Keep and Hunk's Corner - please feel free to stop by and check it out, and if you're interested, do join us. :)
The Lion's Keep on FB - A Voltron Fan Community
First a quick message...
Well, hello there! I've been doing some housekeeping... there was an awful lot of dust around here! ;) I really can't believe how long it's been since I last updated my site. o_0
I do apologize to those who have visited to find no updates, and I do want to thank those who have continued to come back checking for said updates. I also want to say thanks to those lovely people who have checked in on me, as well as thank everyone for their patience while I get myself back on track.
I know I already mentioned this, but, my mother-in-law became gravely ill and passed away (early 2018), and within a very short period of time after that, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Within a few weeks of my diagnosis, I was diagnosed with another medical issue that required immediate surgery. I'm not gonna even try to pretend that it wasn't a real test of faith, or pretend that the whole thing didn't kick me right in the hiney. I was scared, and it was a tough, long road.
But I have been blessed! I worked hard to improve my health, and recover from surgery - and I will continue to work hard to stay as healthy as possible and keep this disease at bay. And as one of my most beloved friends recently said, I may have a chronic illness, but I'm lucky to have more good days, than bad ones. That's the other blessing I have - family and friends who have offered their love and support. I really couldn't have made it through all this without them. And to my 3 biggest cheerleaders, KL, KC, and Z... I don't know what I'd do without you! You are all gems, and I treasure our friendships! <3
So, I'm here, and I'm writing. The progress is slower than I'd like, but things are moving forward, which is a good sign. I'll be making updates to the site (and to Hunk's Corner) as often as possible. But I don't want to promise things I can't deliver, so I can't give you a time frame.
I hope you'll keep visiting.
Love and Hugs!
Now for the actual update!
I've added episode 5 "Princess Joins Up" to the Voltron: Defender of the Universe episode summaries.
All of the "About Voltron" subsections have been tidied up, and the Legendary Defender section has been updated.
Now, for the exciting stuff!! I've also added chapters 16 and 17 to Lynne's rewrite of her epic Keith and Allura romance, "Bonds of Love"!!
Here's a snippet from KittyLynne's "Bonds of Love" Chapter 16:
"She savored the memory of arms enclosing her and gentle hands upon her back, a mouth that was as warm and pliant as it could be hard and unyielding. She had accepted with the press of her lips, arching into his body while her hands skimmed from his shoulders down to his sides. So warm. So strong. So right..."
(Is it just me, or is it getting warm in here? ;) )
Hope you enjoy!
Hi Everyone! :)
I know... it's been a REALLY long time! I bet you were beginning to wonder if I'd fallen off the edge of the planet...well, let me assure you, as of this moment, I have not. ;) LOL
I've been trying to figure out how to approach this message, how to offer up an explanation for being away for so long. I've decided that direct and to the point is how I handle most things, so this will be too.
Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. I hadn't been feeling well for quite some time, and trips back and forth to the doctor hadn't helped. End of May, a new doctor ran all the right tests, and figured out exactly what was going on. My new doctor sent me to all the right specialists, put me on numerous medications, and helped me to understand the lifestyle changes I needed to make in order to live my best and healthiest life as well as to minimize the impact this disease has on my quality of life. It took time for my body to adjust to the medications, and effort to make the changes to our lifestyle that are needed in order for me to be well. I will always have this disease, but I am doing much better as I grow stronger and healthier each day.
So what does all this mean when it comes to my participation in our fandom? I'm finally beginning to feel up to doing. I don't know if that's something everyone will understand, but I've been so sickly and so exhausted over the past couple of years (yes, years - I've been sick for some times, we just didn't know it) that it took all my extra energy just to do the bare minimum. And when I first went on all these medications, it compounded those issues - my mom had to come stay with us for a few months, my husband had to take a significant amount of time off of work to help me, to take care of me - it was difficult for everyone. I'm a fiercely independent person, and I've always been the one taking care of everyone and everything. I spent several weeks in a state of near helplessness, completely dependent on others. Even just writing this, thinking about it all, I'm in tears. They even suspended my driver's license in the beginning because I was medically unfit to drive - I just got it back last week. (I can't tell you how much I missed Gertrude... that's my car, FYI. ;) )
But I'm getting off topic here - I have a lot of emotion when it comes to all of this. This has not been easy for me, at all.
So back to today. My doctors are thrilled with my progress and how well I'm doing. I am not at 100% and I am well aware of it. However, I am feeling better than I've felt in YEARS. And that has to mean something good. I've been digging out the fics I was working on, and dusting them off. I plan on getting back into the swing of things with the websites. I will have to pace myself, so I may not be able to turn things out at the rate I'd like to, but that's okay. Something is better than nothing.
I want to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all those who have continued to visit The Lion's Keep, Hunk's Corner, and my FF.Net account. The messages you've sent here or there, the emails, the DMs on Twitter, the PMs on Facebook... Your kindness, your friendships, they helped to lift my spirits in those moments when things seemed really dark, when it seemed I couldn't find any joy or light - when I feared that life would never be "normal" for me again.
It's true that often the smallest gestures of kindness have the deepest impact. So, I thank you for that.
And you can count on this - I may get knocked down from time to time, but you better bet I always get up swinging.
With Love and Hugs,
(AKA LancesKitten and/or KittyShan)
I've had quite a few messages asking if and when I'll be updating The Lion's Keep and Hunk's Corner...
Please let me begin by saying this - I haven't abandoned the sites, or writing, or our activities like the drabble fics. In time, I will get back to regular updates, so please hang in there and be patient with me.
I don't really want to get into too many details - I just don't have it in me right now - but I do want to offer some explanation as to what's going on...especially for all of you who have been so very supportive.
Just before Christmas, my mother-in-law ended up in the hospital with what we thought was pneumonia - she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Although we are thankful she didn't suffer long, she passed on in mid-January. This hasn't been the only upheaval in our family over the past few months, simply the one with the most impact and longest lasting heartache. But, as I mentioned before, I don't really want to get into the details right now - to tell you the truth, I am emotionally and physically exhausted.
Right now, I need some time to work through my emotions, to grieve, and to let my heart heal. In order to do those things, I have to disengage so that I can recharge. I'm not quitting, and I'm doing all right - I would hate to make anyone worry! I just know that in order for me to get back on track as quickly as possible, I need to take a step back and focus on myself and my family.
Now don't take that to mean I don't want to hear from you!! That's never the case! Whenever I get those PMs, DMs, emails and the like, I'm absolutely thrilled - it fills my heart with joy and gratitude whenever I get encouraging messages. :) I'm often left without response at the depth of kindness and generosity of soul that so many of you have shown me. There are no words to express my gratitude for that. So, don't stop sending me those messages - just know that I may be a bit slow to respond.
With Love, and Hugs,
(aka KittyShan; LancesKitten)
Hi all! :)
Just a quick note...
To those of you who have messaged me asking if I'm going to be posting more fics, and asking about the ep summaries for DotU - the answer is yes, I will be posting more. :) You can't imagine how much it means to me when I hear from people who have visited and enjoyed the site, fics, content, etc. I appreciate it so much - especially that you took the time to let me know what you're thinking!
I do apologize for the delay in updating - the holidays have been a bit overwhelming with family dinners, events and obligations this year and just trying to keep up and get everything done has been keeping me so busy...
Once we get into the New Year, I will get things back on track and get some new stuff up for you to enjoy. :)
In the mean time, if you want to see some new content, I'm currently working on an update for Hunk's Corner and should have everything done in about a week (12/08/2017)!
Wishing you all the best, and a beautiful holiday season!
Oy. The past few weeks have been so hectic - and my internet has been all wonky, but I finally got that fixed! So sorry for the delay, but I know you understand how hectic life can be. :)
Okay, so what's new today? Well, how about a new episode summary for Voltron Defender of the Universe. . .AND, a new chapter of Lynne's epic fanfic, Bonds of Love!! That's right!!
So this link takes you to the episode summary:
V:DotU Ep 04 The Missing Key
And this link is to:
Lynne's Bonds of Love, Chapter 15 - Valley of the Shadow
Until next time!! *hugs*