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ProfessorBob

Long Time No Journal - Renewed Activity

I'm having myself some self-imposed insomnia, having spent the larger portion of my evening reading old 'Kayla' stories. I've been somewhat addicted since I started writing again, and it's been quite a reminder as to how long the series really is. My old hacker and her harsh world has always been a fascinating thing for me to write about, and manages to keep my interest even as I continue to age; the stories themselves evolving along with it. At the moment, Kayla #59 is in the works and will likely be somewhat lengthy. Or, very lengthy, it's hard to tell just yet. This one is going to be special.

I've also got a M/M cub-on-cub smut story planned out, but I've had too much of a hard time pulling myself away from my established characters to play around with the young fellas and their exploration.

Even though I spent a good several years being mostly quiet, I'm trying to be more active and social as well. I'm your friendly local disciplinarian, so it's been really quite awesome to have so many comments to read and reply to! I appreciate the support, and thank all of you for that. I'm always here for questions and chit-chat too, and do wish to wave the Rejuve Universe's flag to keep the concept alive and known.

One thing I wanted to make mention of, especially thinking of 'Kayla' fans - the PC game 'Hacknet'. Major recommend. It's story driven, and even the soundtrack is excellent.
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Zagroseckt
1 month, 1 week ago
You know your minchend in the rejuve universe wikkis as much if not more than lurking dragon.
:)
you my friend have become one of those mistical godlike universe drivers joining the elk of bobstine hasan buck kineth rail shardak antwan*mage fox gates and ai's oh my* and all those who wrote during the hayday of shared universes (not related to fan fiction of a pre established I.P.)

i congratulate you my friend.


ProfessorBob
1 month, 1 week ago
That's awesome! :D I actually know incredibly little about the RU as a whole, outside of my own work.
Tsaphah
1 month, 1 week ago
When i was younger, I was spanked as primary discipline. I tried to build it into a fetish, thinking it would temper some of the harshness of my parent's overuse of spanking, but by the time it became a fetish, I was too old for spanking. Now, my knee pain due to overuse at my job has reduced my masochist tenancies. What does that have to do with Kayla's stories?

Well, I found your stories back on SoFurry, hunting for furry spanking erotica. And that, coincidentally, was right around when I started working at that retail job. Or more precisely, when Kayla got raped by the aspartian teacher. I guess around then is when Kayla's story stopped to be erotic, despite getting aroused. You write quite the empathetic story, and changed how I approached it. So yeah, Kudos. I look forward to reading what else you write.
ProfessorBob
1 month, 1 week ago
'To Hell' is a story in particular I think I could make tons better if I gave myself the opportunity to re-write it. Young me didn't know how to approach it aside from charging right on in, and writing actual impactful plot was still very new to me. I just didn't want Kayla to seem like a "toy", but rather someone the reader would want to protect.

And, as for me, heh, I didn't really have to try to turn it into a fetish. I was into it by kindergarten, but was sheltered and didn't grasp that it was sexual in any way. I also wasn't a masochist, so it never helped me in any way either, other than being an idle fascination. I was writing little stories in my head even back then, generally starring cartoon and video game characters I liked. They all had fur or scale, unsurprisingly enough as well.
Tsaphah
1 month, 1 week ago
I definitely wanted to protect Kayla. Enough that I would have been willing to move heaven and earth to destroy the Penitatas corrective council once I saw how destructive they were. My idea of "rehabilitation" would have been to have a sandboxed computer lab, and made Kayla play wargames with the army/Federation/whatever it's called, shadowed by white hats and put on the defensive, learning more constructive forms of hacking/counterhacking. I'm an IT major, though my knowledge of actual hacking is somewhat limited. I suppose the goal was achieved in the end... but still feel as if they risk crushing the soul of those who might have been model citizens had the die been rolled a different way. Granted, much of my prejudice against the corrective council came from the Melody universe, and I never finished it. Ended up keeping myself up for hours, talking to myself about the things I would change, had I been in control. With Kayla, I ended up setting the story aside for 6-12 months, left in a tab on my phone. Eventually worked up the nerve to finish it, in hopes of finding Kayla's hope. But you didn't finish it for another ~2 years. Worth the wait though.

i've been (slowly) creating a sci-fi-fantasy world, and I've got several characters that I keep mulling over, on how they would react in Kayla's world. There's enough different, namely that there are powers, and imprisonment is typically a loosing battle due to how the power system works, so the Penitatas system... would break down quickly. But still, I've been trying to work out how my characters would react, both under that system, and seeing those exposed to it. (Somewhat useful, due to a way of traveling between "worlds", kind of a mix between Kingdom Hearts and Myst... but will probably be "non-canon".) .... Most would probably strive to destroy the system. One ends up destroying a slaver starship, another is a reality bender.... quite a few characters are powerful. As to why, is more complex than easily fits here, and is kinda out of place. I've got a tiny story written from a few years back on my FA page, but it's quite rough, written in a single pass.

All in all, Kayla is one char I did want to protect. In head cannon, I didn't see a way to fix the system, the problems that caused her pain. Personally, I have difficulty cooperating/coordinating in video games, despite often playing multiplayer. Thus, most of my head-canon strategies to help Kayla don't involve others. Somewhat restrictive, tbh. Having read your rejuvie universe writer's guide, I do think the 2788 reform accords fix some of my problems, but (in universe) think there's a long way to go to have a more healthy system. Their reliance on making children reliant is dangerous, imo. My parents tried to strike a balance, let me solve my own problems... at least until my mom got depression, and dad became obsessive about control. Sad story, but just means that my worldviews and ideals are likely quite rough.

As far as fetishes go, I've gradually lost interest in RL porn, finding furry art more appealing. Keeps things out of uncanny valley, for me anyway. I like spanking kept in fantasy now, just like pretty much all of my fetishes. Keep things sandboxed and away from having to affect RL. Kayla I keep bouncing back and forth from finding her hijinx erotic, wanting to be her, and wanting to save her from it all.
ProfessorBob
1 month, 1 week ago
That's pretty much why you'll find me just on the furry sites here, imaginative stuff is just more fun and less restrictive. I like your take on Kayla though, that mixture of wanting to be her and wanting to save her. With all her ups she did have some pretty hard downs - most namely what happened to her after being kidnapped. I think I made that about as heavy and unfair as I was capable to write in comfort. I realized last night that 'Second Beginnings' was likely Kayla's lowest point. Her worst punishment, feeling like she was hated by everyone. I'm actually looking to see if Twisted would draw the events of the second day they subjected her to, eluded to in 'Destiny's Meeting' - an entire day in the corner, stuck without the ability to find any comfort from the worst pain she had ever felt. The sort of darkest day she ended up overcoming and saving herself from.
centar
1 month ago
Read the post and am already almost vibrating with excitement. Now that things have changed up a bit I want to see where it goes, where Kayla ends up and what she ends up in! I've come to love the little fox. Just wish I thought my writing was up to snuff enough to post it.
ProfessorBob
1 month ago
You mean you've written a Kayla fic of your own? :D
centar
1 month ago
A rejuve fix using tour guide but I'm not the beat writer. Psychology was my major but I still write for fun. Just posting something is odd for me. As stated started looking for porn and found a world I fell in love with.
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