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Going Home
« on: June 02, 2007, 03:34:30 pm »
Is anyone reading this (Going Home) by helen/1_of_one?

Is there a thread somewhere I couldn't find?

Well, I want to blab about it a little bit...   

Spoiler (well, it's not really a spoiler but it won't make any sense if you're not up to date):






So how long has it been since Ennis called Jack?  Isn't it time for another phone call?  Jack must be freaking out.  I would be.  Okay.   Maybe not freaking out, because Ennis was pretty reassuring on the last phone call.  I suppose what I meant was I imagine Jack must be very on edge, waiting to hear from Ennis again....


I think Helen alluded to some computer troubles lately.  Sigh.  I hope she updates soon.  'course I probably won't be able to check for updates again until end of next week.  Sad sigh.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007, 04:30:51 pm »
Hi Kelly,

I don't know if people are reading this story or not but if they are interested, this link will take you to the various chapters, completed and in progress

http://community.livejournal.com/brokebackslash/tag/1_of_one

Enjoy!

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 12:05:41 pm »
Hi Kelly,

This is a wonderful story.  It's so unique and refreshing, but yet so totally real.  It appears that the chapters are being written in "real time" and are being updated on holidays.  I'm not sure when the next "holiday" is in the UK  - but I'm hoping it's soon, and I'm hoping it's a long one!  Yeah, I think we're all on the edge along with Jack.

Marie

P.S.  Really love imagining their accents as I'm reading.  I smile every time one of them says "aye."   :)
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 08:11:33 pm »
I think that the next update was to be in a couple of weeks (about a week ago). I love this story.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 01:56:37 pm »
Kind of an update - but kind of not - but awesome writing nonetheless.  It's very . . . primitive  ;D:

http://1-of-one.livejournal.com/61936.html

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 12:11:20 pm »
Primitive was a great word Marie!

I wonder if there will be more to come of the 'primitive' men, or if there will just be this?  I'm glad there has been an update, even though it wasn't the modern boys.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2007, 11:27:21 pm »
Update!  "A New Moon"

http://1-of-one.livejournal.com/62654.html

Ach!  What a lovely, lovely story this is.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007, 08:37:34 pm »
I am getting anxious for the next GH chapters here. Hopefully next wednesday??? I will keep checking daily. The boys have been apart for too long.

I saw in one of the comments on LJ that someone says that this Scottish J&E are not automatically pictured as J&E as played by JG and HL, which is an interesting thought, but I find that I actually picture them as looking exactly that way, (with a sexy Scottish accent and wearing different types of clothing.)

I think that even though I read the AP short story first, J&E will always look like Jake and Heath in my mind, perfection in casting.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 10:51:34 pm »
New chapters up this week on LJ, its so wonderful, how I love this story.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007, 08:18:06 pm »
I'm just wondering if you guys have opinions/thoughts on when it will be ending?

After they move in together?

Or, do you think we will get to enjoy some "post-moving in together" bliss?
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 01:35:00 pm »
I'm not sure, Kelly.  I think Helen mentioned something in a comment that she thought the story would be ending at Christmastime - a full year after it began - but we can't tell from that if that's when Jack will be moving up permanently or if we'll get some "post-moving in together bliss" (which would be great, wouldn't it?).

I'll be sorry to see it end - this is one I could keep reading for a very long time.

Marie
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 04:58:06 pm »
I'm just wondering if you guys have opinions/thoughts on when it will be ending?

After they move in together?

Or, do you think we will get to enjoy some "post-moving in together" bliss?

Yes, like mentioned above the fic was supposed to follow the   year - Christmas till Christmas. So if it's true to plan, and jack moves in in September like he planned,- there'll be some post-moving in together parts of the tale.

I don't know how many holidays and traditional turn-of-the-year type days there are between now and X-mas, so I have no picture of how many remaining chapters this would imply. But though I'm sure there'll be post moving-in domestic bliss, I also worry that the outside world will intrude and disturb domestic life, and not in any blissful way at all. Morag's father and his congregation hardly likely to keep away and keep silent, I fear.  :-\

I very much do hope Helen will manage to keep to her plan and finish the fic. It can't be easy to do that now. But I hope hope hoipe she'll make it. 

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2007, 06:28:43 pm »
I hadn't realized the Christmas to Christmas part.

That gives me great joy to think there will still be new chapters at Christmas time....

I am hoping the Morag stuff gets better and not worse, once the inquiry happens...

 ???
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2007, 02:42:13 pm »
What a wonderful surprise - "Going Home - The Hawk"

http://under-wyo-skies.livejournal.com/75264.html

Achingly beautiful.  The depth of this story is amazing. 

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2007, 05:06:23 pm »
I was wondering if you guys could help me... I know Helen said she may/may not be finishing some of her stories.  I have Les Grandes Vacances (may have spelled it wrong) bookmarked and can access that, but I was trying to find Lotus Blossum (ennis is a cab driver) and I can't.  Does anyone have a link?  I would like to read what there is, even if it is not going to be finished.

Thanks,
K
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 03:13:05 pm »
Hi, Kelly,

Helen had only written a prologue and Chapter1 of Lotus Blossom and it appears that they have been removed from her live journals.  I hope (and this is pure speculation on my part) that because she has said she now wants to try her hand at original fiction, that this story will re-appear someday in that form. 

Btw, did you see that she has posted the ending (Chapter 4) to Les Grandes Vacances?

http://redlining-it.livejournal.com/26129.html

In any event, I look forward to more Going Home - a very special story.

Marie
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 06:23:59 pm »
Hi, Kelly,

Helen had only written a prologue and Chapter1 of Lotus Blossom and it appears that they have been removed from her live journals.  I hope (and this is pure speculation on my part) that because she has said she now wants to try her hand at original fiction, that this story will re-appear someday in that form. 

Btw, did you see that she has posted the ending (Chapter 4) to Les Grandes Vacances?

http://redlining-it.livejournal.com/26129.html

In any event, I look forward to more Going Home - a very special story.

Marie

Thanks for the info Marie.  I'm not sure I ever read Chapter 1 of Lotus Blossom; yes, I hope we get to see it again someday in some form.  I hope she will post her original stuff too.  (Otherwise I will sure miss reading her stuff!)

Now - off to read the end of Les Grande Vacances!  (I didn't realize it was going to be so short...  >:()
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2007, 12:33:32 pm »
An important note from Helen regarding "Going Home" (and her other stories):

http://under-wyo-skies.livejournal.com/

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2007, 10:06:05 pm »
oh crimey...

does anyone have any this saved in word?  pm me if you don't want to advertise...

Well, I am sad.  I will miss Helen's writing, but I certainly wish her the best, respect her decision, and hope everything is okay.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2007, 06:42:12 pm »
Umm.. I think there is a new location for Going Home, etc.

http://going-home-07.greatestjournal.com/
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007, 01:20:43 pm »
Here's a note from Helen regarding "Going Home":

http://going-home-07.greatestjournal.com/

I'm relieved that she won't be doing a "quick" wrap-up of the story, and will be finishing it the way she originally planned.  It'll be worth the wait, I'm sure.   

It appears she has started re-posting some of the chapters at her new Greatest Journal location, at the link above. 

Marie
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2007, 02:44:55 pm »
hey Marie,
do you have a link for this story? I haven't read it yet but now that she will be finishing it i'd like to read it.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2007, 03:59:23 pm »
Hey Fabienne,

I went back and checked Helen's new journal, and I realize now that it looks like she hasn't yet posted all of the chapters - I think it just goes back to May, so I'll modify my post above.  I'll pm you about the earlier chapters.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2008, 07:32:14 pm »
update from Helen Jan 26, 08

Since I've been getting comments asking me...

Yes, everything is as it was when I posted my last entry (only last month) telling you the story would be finished. I have very little time to myself these days, even less time to actually write.

I also said I would be finishing the whole thing before posting. That's a lot of writing - certainly more than one month's worth. More than two, I imagine, might be even more than three. Or four.


Looks like her intent is to continue-fingers crossed because I love this story.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2008, 03:32:55 am »
Thanks for the head up Rouxb. We'll just have to be patient, I guess. This story's worth it.


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Re: Going Home
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2008, 01:44:00 pm »
Yes, thanks for that, RouxB.  It's reassuring to know "Going Home" is still on her mind.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2008, 12:52:43 pm »
Some wonderful news from Helen!    :D    (She's back at LJ, too, you'll note)

http://goinghome-lj.livejournal.com/11689.html?view=14505#t14505

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2008, 01:38:45 pm »
The waiting is OVER!!!  :)  :)  :)  :)


http://goinghome-lj.livejournal.com/13940.html
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2008, 03:38:28 pm »
Another update!   :)   "Harvest Moon" - Helen calls it a mini-chapter:

http://goinghome-lj.livejournal.com/15089.html?view=102641#t102641

Helen has a wonderful way of showing us how natural everything is between these boys.  Beautiful, as always.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2008, 03:43:29 pm »
Hey Marie, Gabriel,

I just finished reading it. You're right, there is such a sense of everything falling into place. I love this story.

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2008, 08:02:34 am »
Hey Fabienne Giacomo,  :)

"Falling into place" is a perfect way to put it.  One of the countless things I love about this story is that, almost from the start,there has been a consistent sense of inevitability about the fact that Jack would end up moving to the island and that they both realized it, accepted it, and moved towards that end with a minimum amount of "discussion."  The conflicts, for the most part, have been from outside sources - not between J&E - and have only served to draw them closer together and strengthen their bond. 

I love the story, too - it's unique in so many ways - all of them good, and very skillfully written.

Marie
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2008, 08:11:33 am »
SPOILERS





I didn't see it coming either!  But everything about it fit these two so perfectly. 

Jack watched as Ennis bowed his head, sure he could see a smirk. “Well, I’m no doin this and the dinner dance as well.”

Jack pushed him. “Jesus! You fucking bastard, Ennis.”

Ennis laughed. “I’d do anything for you, you know that.” He pulled Jack towards him and the fell back onto the cushions.


This chapter, like all the others, is pure gold.   :)

Marie
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2008, 05:19:18 pm »
You know, I thought there would be a lot more problems for them before they reached this point! Figured Morag's father, or old John, or someone else, would create difficulties and cause Ennis, especially, pain. Though I'm not adverse to some good ol'fashioned angst, I'm nevertheless delighted at this lovely and heart-warming turn of events. Love has truly worked its magic on both of them, but it's most noticable in Ennis. I hope they'll have a big, big party and invite half the island - that would be the non-bigoted and decent half, of course!  :)

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2008, 01:17:17 pm »
The final chapter - Chapter 30 "Yule" is up!

http://goinghome-lj.livejournal.com/11148.html#cutid1

and a short, but beautiful epilogue and a lovely note from Helen:

http://goinghome-lj.livejournal.com/16521.html#cutid1

That was "just right" in every way.    :)

Marie

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2008, 01:19:47 pm »
Thanks for the heads up Marie, but I can't open the link.  ???

I get a message that the journal has been deleted. Hunh?? I really want to read the final chapter of this wonderful story.  :-\
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Re: Going Home
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2008, 06:25:47 am »
same thing happened to me, too ???

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2008, 08:23:45 am »
Thanks for the heads up Marie, but I can't open the link.  ???

I get a message that the journal has been deleted. Hunh?? I really want to read the final chapter of this wonderful story.  :-\

same thing happened to me, too ???

Ack!  They're gone already?  She did mention she was going to remove them, but I didn't realize they'd be gone so soon.  I didn't get a chance to save the last chapters yet, but I do remember that a few kind lj users publicly offered to share their word docs with anyone who asked, so if you go to their journals you can send them a message:

hesamathgeek

sid401k 

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Hope that helps!

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2010, 01:06:15 am »
Hello everyone,

I know I may be asking this much too late, but I'm new to your forum and was wondering if anyone here has copies of Going Home's last chapter (Yule) and its Epilogue that they'd be willing to share.  I saved the other sections long ago but just re-read them and fell in love with Helen/1_of_one's saga all over again!  I'd be incredibly grateful to any generous soul who could help me see how this beautiful story finally ended.  Please?  Pretty please?   :-*

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Re: Going Home
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2010, 10:58:24 pm »
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