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QuestionHi Poetz! I know I'm asking a lot but can you update the DB chronological order including the drabbles???? Please please pretty please? With cherry on top? Answer

Updated on the poetz writes page.  

For those of you requesting drabbles or ficlets, I’m not ignoring you, but I am taking a little break to recharge my energy level.  I may tackle one or two of them to get back into the writing mode, but probably no for a few days at least. 

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QuestionWe know that Rachel proposed, but in "EHHCTT" said that Quinn already has in mind a ring for Rachel and in "DBYMM" Finn realized that Rachel is wearing a ring. So how did Quinn gave Rachel the ring... a ficlet of this maybe? Answer

I’m still leaning toward one of the two scenarios that I discussed here. I’m leaning more strongly toward Quinn making reservations at The River Cafe and taking Rachel for a nice dinner to celebrate their engagement and the first successful week of Rachel’s show, where she’ll pull out a little box and ask Rachel to wear her ring too.  

I might write a ficlet or something at some point in the future, but I’m currently in a little bit of a slump. But I wanted to at least answer what I envision on this one.

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QuestionHi Poetz! In DB, how often did Quinn visit Rachel in NY without Sarah? Did she sleepover at Rachel's and where would she sleep? Did Faberry visits cause tension between Quinn and Sarah? Thanks for your answers. Have a good day!! Answer

When their schedules allowed, Quinn would ideally try to make it to the city at least once a month, and Rachel attempted the same. In reality, Quinn was typically more successful and managed at least one weekend a month while Rachel din’t always quite make it up to New Haven due to rehearsals and performances at NYADA and auditions.   

Pre-Sarah, once Rachel was out of the dorms and the single bed, Quinn would sleep at Rachel’s apartment, and they’d share her double bed, which was not always fun for Quinn. Rachel used to sleep on the floor when she only had the single, giving the bed to Quinn. Post-Sarah, Quinn mentioned that she didn’t feel comfortable sharing because she had a girlfriend now (and Rachel didn’t refrain from reminding her that they still shared when Quinn was dating Kylie but to no avail), so Rachel would insist Quinn take the bed while would sleep on the sofa. 

And yes, there was occasionally some friction between Quinn and Sarah, but Quinn would always invite Sarah to come with her, and Sarah kept declining, so she didn’t really have much of a case in those discussions. The only time they full-out argued over it was the time that Quinn went to see Rachel’s show instead of accompanying Sarah to a banquet. 

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QuestionHi. Did Rachel really think Quinn's pink hair was 'unexpectedly titillating' in canon? That would be kind of strange because that's overtly sexual and here I thought Rachel was unaware of her attraction to Quinn. Answer

It was never said in canon. It’s something that I took some poetic license with in the story because I think it’s a way of describing Quinn’s punk phase that Rachel would possibly use rather than actually saying it was exciting or “sexy.” I also think Rachel is perfectly capable of recognizing that someone or something is sexy without necessarily (knowing that she’s) feeling sexual attraction because of it. Just like she repeatedly recognized that Quinn was “a very pretty girl, prettiest girl she’s ever met.”  

I can tell you that, as an asexual person, I can objectively look at people and situations and recognize them as being “titillating” without feeling anything sexual myself.  

So I kind of imagine young Rachel found the look different and exciting, but she knew that wasn’t the real Quinn, so at some point she probably said something to Finn to the effect of, “While I admit that Quinn’s current look is unexpectedly titillating, I have the utmost faith that she’ll eventually come back to her senses and rejoin us in glee.  When she’s ready, of course.”

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QuestionHey Poetz, I hope you're having/had a lovely weekend =)... I just wanted to asked you a Question thats been lingering in my mind for awhile, in the DB universe between the time space of JALBC and MLBMU if Rachel had ever gotten really drunk with Quinn would we have ever had a situation similar to the one in the GOL universe? Answer

I did have a lovely weekend, thank you. I spent some time with a friend and attempted to show her Pittsburgh, even though I’m not really much of a city girl. The weather sucked, but the company was good.

Luckily, Rachel never got really drunk in that time frame, because she was definitely at the point by JALBC where she would have been extremely touchy-feely with Quinn, and by the time MLBMU rolled around, she would have been drunkenly confessing her love. I don’t think it would have progressed to a drunken hookup because DB Quinn would have slammed the brakes on that and tried desperately to sober Rachel up so they could have an actual conversation about what was happening—caught between fear that Rachel would blame it all on the alcohol and hope that she actually, finally wanted Quinn for real.

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QuestionI loved LLL, I think it was perfect in every possible way. I always go back and re-read the others DB installments because it's my favorite story out there and I never get enough of it, it never fails to make me smile, it's just amazing. And I'm with the other anon, I'm a sucker for details so I kind of know when you change something haha I'm eternally thankful to you! Answer

Aw, thanks. I’m always happy that people seem to enjoy rereading the series. 

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QuestionYes, I do notice when you tweak ;-) And it only makes me respect you more as a true artist! Because that is what you are. And I must compliment you again on your ficlets. I mean, you sometimes post them the same day the prompts hit your inbox, and yet they are flawless. Most of them don't even need a brush up, but like I said, the expanded and 'cleaned up' versions are much appreciated nevertheless ;-) Answer

Thank you. The prompts that immediately give me an idea for a scene are usually the easiest to write, and they’re typically the ones that would get posted same day.  :)

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QuestionPoetz, you should be so proud of LLL. When we begged for a reception fic, I never imagined you'd give us this masterpiece. Rachel's anguish over Quinn's safe arrival to their wedding in view of that other ill-fated trip was breathtaking. The aka 'Reasons for Faberry' list, was Finn's redemption. He couldn't give a better gift if he tried. And they read it in a bathroom & sealed it with a sweet kiss. That's continuity at its finest. That's just how awesome you are. Thank you! Song rec Anon :) Answer

Well, you know they had to have a scene in the bathroom. It’s kind of their thing. ;)

I’m very glad you liked everything. It took me forever to figure out how to move through that reception in a way that would smoothly touch on all the major characters without overlapping too much. 

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QuestionI think that your DB version of Finn was the character that canon Glee was aiming for. He can be awkward but he's sweet and well meaning, and I remember why Quinn and Rachel dated him. I liked how that part in the last chapter played out. Showing this good side of Finn and put it beside Rachel and Quinn's moment in the bathroom with the list,for me it shows that yeah Finn is a decent guy, but Quinn and Rachel are a better match together. Answer

I like to think it’s Finn grown up and out of his selfish, it’s-all-about-me phase, though he still has bad moments as well as good, just like we all do. After all, he did go seeking out Quinn at that book signing in the first installment to kind of see one of the missed opportunities of his life. Writing that list probably helped him get closure on the Rachel/Quinn front once and for all. 

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QuestionLots and lots of interesting and beautiful povs in your last fic and I especially liked Beth's. I think this is the first time we get her pov in DB, right? The other fic with her pov is from another universe if remember correctly. Where we follow her over years. Anyway, you really do write unique and wonderful stories so thank you for that. Have a good weekend :) Answer

Yes, that was the first Beth POV in the DB verse. And thank you. I’m glad you enjoy the different POVs.

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QuestionSooo.... since Quinn has had so many different hairstyles over the years, in your DB universe what current hairstyle does she have, and out of all of them which one has been Rachel's favourite? Answer

She tends to keep her hair short a la end of season 3 in the DB verse, though it occasionally gets back to shoulder length. Rachel likes it short because she thinks it’s sexier on Quinn (although the pink was unexpectedly titillating.) 

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QuestionI notice when you change things because I'm a sucker for details. That's one of the million reasons why you are my favorite writer Poetz. You describe everything with so much depht and it's always a joy to read. You can write anything! Sad, funny, fluffy, sexy, hot, anything! You have diversity, continuity, wittiness and details (the list goes on) in your stories and that's why you have people like me fangirling all over you ;-) Answer

So you’ll be the one to notice when I go back to tweak a detail that doesn’t line up quite right with the other installments. :)

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QuestionWhat will Quinn eventually do with the list? Put it in frame maybe? Is there a bonus deleted scene because I thought the ending would be them leaving in a limo? Either way this fic was absolutely amazing. I can't even begin to imagine have much work you put in to this fandom, but belive me when I say that I'm forever grateful. I've read and reread your stories so many times, and I know I'll keep doing it again and again ;) Answer

Perhaps they’ll dump Jesse St. James’s picture of himself out of the very nice frame he gave them and insert the list. But it’s probably more likely they’ll put it inside of the wedding album with all of their wedding photographs. 

And sadly there isn’t another deleted scene. My original thought had been to carry it out to the point where they left the reception, but as I was writing their last dance, I realized it was a perfect place to end the story. That happens sometimes. I might revisit their wedding night / honeymoon at some point in the future. 

I’m glad you continue to enjoy the stories even after multiple rereads. :)

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QuestionI really love that you're posting your ficlets again, some of them extended, if only with a sentence or a word, but still as good as when you first posted them on tumblr (if not better). For a devoted DB fan like me, the ficltes are highly appreciated :-) Answer

Thank you. Most of them I’m only cleaning up a little since I originally posted them on the fly, so to speak. I’m surprised you noticed the difference on some of them. :)