I don't mind if people friend me without asking, however, [elfscribe looks over her glasses in good schoolmarm manner] if you friended me because you are following my Persian Boy fic, and like it enough to want to know about updates, it really would be nice to get a comment on said fic once in a while, if only to say you read it. That seems to me to be the reason for friending an LJ, to be supportive of its author. Okay, that is all.
Speaking of which - next chapter might be another week. I'm just getting started on it now. Sorry but my life has been a total hectic disaster with no time for the pleasant things - like writing Bagoas and Oromedon in bed together.