Turtle Soup (TMNT; Raphael/OMC, Raphael/Casey; PG/K+; #150: All's Well...)

Title: Turtle Soup
Author: Kat Lee
Dedicated To: My beloved Drew, for asking for this continuation in the first place, and for gruskek, for doing such a wonderful run of this comm which I've enjoyed so much since its very beginning. I hope it's not its last, but I'll understand if it is and wish for him?(her?) nothing but the best! <3
Fandom: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Character/Pairing: Raphael/OMC, Raphael/Casey
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: comicdrabbles #150: All's Well That Ends Well
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 592
Date Written: 30 April, 2016
Timeline/Author's Note: STOP! You probably want to read this first as this is a sequel to Impending Appetizer.
Summary: Collapse )

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Thanks for all the supportive and kind comments, guys, they really mean a lot to me!

I do promise to take care of myself and you in turn take care of yourselves too <3

the state and future of the community

Hello, friends!
First of all sorry for the unplanned disappearance, it took me by surprise just like it did you - I got catered off to a mental hospital! I'd known I had some disorder or illness for years now, but could never get a proper diagnosis (I've been trying various forms of therapy but not getting it right), until now - I had a huge episode of mania and it turns out I have bipolar disorder. Serious stuff, but I'm glad to finally know, and to be getting the right treatment! I was actually lucky all this dramatic stuff happened because many people don't get diagnosed until they're twice my age. Yup, 27 is considered a young age to be diagnosed at with bipolar disorder.

Anyway, you guys stuck around with me and my erratic posting schedule for several years and we had some great times thanks to your consideration so you deserve my honesty and full disclosure.

Also if there's one thing I'm gonna do in life it's mental health advocacy. Even if I accomplish nothing more than spreading some awareness here and there I'll still consider myself to have made an impact. So I've been telling people both irl and on-line what happened to me and what I'm ill with instead of coming up with some bullshit about having had the flu or whatever.

Lastly please take care of your own and your loved ones' mental health as best as you can!

As to the community's future we've had a great run thanks to your contributions and I think 150 is a nice round number to end on. I'll leave the comm up so you can post more of your writing anytime and of course read the old works. I'll also try to finally finish that maintenance I've been trying to do, but that's been eluding me due to my worsening health up to this point (apologies for that, I did add some tags here and there, but I do know there's updates still needed). This might of course take a while as I am catching up on many things in life after that extended stay at the hospital.

Unless someone else wants to take over as the mod/prompter, consider #150 our last prompt and after that it's an endless bonus round.

Once again thanks for all our precious time together!

If you wanna hit me up you can e mail me at gruskek @ gmail . com or check out my tumblrs:

halnotharold.tumblr.com - comics, wrestling, general nerdery, personal
ladylanterns.tumblr.com - women of Green Lantern comics (and other GL media)
fyeahbatlantern.tumblr.com - Hal Jordan / Bruce Wayne
flakybandit.tumblr.com - 80s music with a heavy focus on Duran Duran and Depeche Mode, also personal at times

Me at AO3 https://archiveofourown.org/users/grus/works
hal basic

Challenge 150 + endless bonus round

Challenge 150 - all's well that ends well

You can write up to 500 words for each individual drabble/ficlet, but no higher. All comic-based fandoms are welcome. For more detailed rules and the posting format, please visit this post.

Also you can still submit works for the previous challenge. You have time till midnight your time zone.

Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge 149 - katleept nevacaruso crookedspoon

(A represents a drabble/ficlet of exactly 100/200/300/400/500 words, a represents a drabble/ficlet of other lengths.)

crookedspoon was so kind as to make us a collection at AO3. Feel free to post your fics there as well.