Author’s Note: You’d think I didn’t have that much to do (an author website to build, a WIP to draft, another audio/video project), considering I’m now doing an audio recording for The Broken Rose, but I can’t seem to stay away from this particular fanfiction AU. I’m even back to expanding on the hurt/comfort aspect of one of the earlier chapters, but that’s a song for another day.
The one saving grace about this project is it took drastically less time than the first chapter of Northern Lights. I think I recorded and edited the audio in a month or less and the visual aspect took maybe two weeks. A combination of experience and not doing a full static image slideshow really helped that along. Because I used so few pictures, I was able to send notes to all of the artists asking permission…and it would be great if I’d gotten any responses lol. It’s possible they’re no longer active or as active on Deviant Art. I might just take my chances and post the link to the full video here. I’ve credited them all, though that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. I’m…honestly not sure. We’ll see.
Even more so with this one I have to apologize for my “accent.” I kind of switch between two of them, and I know I’m going to burn the ears of some of my across the pond peeps, and I’m just so, so sorry. I did watch a few video tutorials on accents, but that’s not substitute for the real thing. I do like my typical recording voice, though, for what that’s worth. Mimicry is one of the highest forms of flattery or so I’ve heard.
Oh shit! I almost forgot about all the warnings o.O For this they’re even more necessary, because it is much, much worse to hear it spoken than it even is to read it, at least to me. Doing edits on this was difficult because I had to literally hear myself saying some of the most awful, dehumanizing shit imaginable.
*******MAJOR CONTENT WARNING*******
I cannot express enough the magnitude and myriads of warnings this story has for content. It is almost safe to say it has all of them. Please read at your own discretion and feel free to stop at any time if it becomes overwhelming. Even while I was writing and editing it, I had to take numerous breaks and/or switch gears for the evening because it became too much for me to bear.
Consistent and sustained graphic descriptions and mentions of rape/ sexual assault, sexual slavery/bondage, slavery, human trafficking, physical abuse, graphic descriptions of violence, mental abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, body shaming, starvation, torture, forced pregnancy, forced childbirth, miscarriage, forced miscarriage, abortion, and other potential disturbing and triggering topics.
Author’s Note: As soon as I can, I’m going to add subtitles. I apologize they’re not there already. I don’t feel comfortable posting this on YouTube where you can make them, nor do I think YT has good options for posting privately and giving a link. I either need to figure out how to do it on Windows Movie Maker or finally learn Filmora or Da Vinci Resolve. I’ve been looking to teaching myself Filmora, though, and have already downloaded it, especially since WMM doesn’t like videos. I had so many issues using the one seen throughout. Since I’m going to using more of them going forward, I think I need to upgrade my program. I’m certain the more modern ones have subtitle capabilities along with other improvements. I’m just so used to WMM.