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27th-Jan-2008 10:07 pm
Give Me Fan Fiction
One of my New Year's Determinations (I make those instead of Resolutions) is to post more consistently on my main ElJay. So over the next week or two, I'll be making a series of catch-up posts on different subjects in my life, trying to avoid swinging all the way from near-silence to spamaliciousness in the process. Fangeeky writer that I be, my first such post is on the State of the Fic. Since many of you found me through my fanfiction, I hope there will be some interest. ^_^

I have actually had a reasonably productive past few months in the ficwriting department. In addition to FINALLY FINISHING GOSSIP OMG (wipes brow), my Adama/Roslin pieces included B is for Boxing for the A/R Alphabet Challenge (still going on, btw, and they still need someone to take G!), and The Commander's Eyes as an A/R Secret Santa gift for twentyplanes. (By the by, even though I was a pinch-hitting Secret Santa, the lovely organizer [oh come on, we all know it was nnaylime by now. ;)] made sure that I also got a gift, a gorgeous A/R video set to Vienna Teng's 'Momentum', fruit of murphy987's awesome vidding skills. I share the squee! :D)

And of course, those of you who got clubbed over the head have been paying attention know that I participated in the Yuletide Obscure Fandoms Fanfiction Exchange for the first time this year and had an absolute blast doing so. Now that we're well past the authorial reveal on New Years, I can tell you that I wrote a story called Bride's Beauty, based on R.A MacAvoy's novel The Book of Kells. Obscure fandom indeed, but I have gotten beautiful comments and even a rec (!!!) for it, and most importantly, minyan loved her gift. Writing fanfiction with a specific recipient in mind is a challenging exercise, but I loved re-immersing myself in a beautiful novel I hadn't re-read in years. The experience also reminded me that not only can I write to a deadline, I can write well to a deadline. *buffs fingernails* I also met some lovely, funny people in the #yuletide IRC chat. *waves to whetherwoman*. I highly recommend the Yuletide experience to any and all comers.

AND I did all this whilst keeping up with my muses, who shall get their own separate "state of" post later. ;)

BUT!!! I still have a pile of Works in Progress that need finishing. Thus I need EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU (yes, I capslocked. PHEAR ME!) to vote on which of my ongoing projects you want me to complete next. If you're feeling particularly sadistic, I even give you the option to add to my burdens by suggesting a new project! Who could resist?

Poll #1128481 The Torment Chris with Undone Fic Poll!

Which of the following WiPs should I finish next?

That hideously overdue piece for hawkfromhandsaw starring Leo Shannon from Da Vinci's Inquest.
That nearly-as-overdue Jack Cottle/Kia Holtz story that was due during thesmokingdoc's Month of Love.
The Adama/Roslin piece set just after Bill's fight in "Unfinished Business". YOU KEEP TAUNTING ME WITH THAT!
You said you were going to write another scene for "The Commander's Eyes" set during The Kiss. You SAID!
Girl, you need to get off your backside and get some more work done on your Bill Adama fanfic100 claim!
Didn't you say you had a Vorkosigan fic nibbling at you for a Yuletide New Years Resolution fic? Never too early to NYR!
Are you ever going to actually write anything for smallfandomfest, or are you just gonna torment us with prompts?
*facepalm* Yo, genius, you FORGOT a WiP. Never mind, I'll remind you in a comment.
*evil cackle* Something NEW!!! I want you to write SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY, which I'll tell you about in a comment!

Now I can't promise I'll work on these exactly according to the voting, SuperMuse being a perverse wench at the best of times, but at least I'll get some much needed guidance. And if you're newish to my flist and don't know what the heck some of the choices are, feel free to ask. :D

More postiness later, mon petite fromages! *blows kisses*
28th-Jan-2008 05:35 am (UTC)
*waves back* *grins* I'm not familiar with any of the fandoms you mentioned, but if I were I'd vote in your poll!
28th-Jan-2008 05:48 am (UTC)
*hee!* No worries. I'm just miffed that ElJay forces the creator of a poll to vote in it before they can see the results. *narrows eyes at poll*
28th-Jan-2008 06:03 am (UTC)
28th-Jan-2008 08:18 am (UTC)
HAH! I knew there was a reason why I heard your voice when I wrote that ticky box! ;)
28th-Jan-2008 08:02 am (UTC)
It writes! It writes LJ!

My 'Yo genius you forgot' choice: YOUR BOOK!
The start of your creative, productive, money generating, unbeatable series, that will bury you in fan letters. Start scribbling.
*cracks whip*

Something NEW!!!:
Well, we really really do need more multiples in BSG. You've showed with the OT3 piece and in meta that you do that VERY fine.
How about some A/R/T, or A/R/C(/KH), or A/R/R or A/A/R :9
*glowers while looking thirsty*
Help out a friend here, will you?

Edited at 2008-01-28 08:04 am (UTC)
28th-Jan-2008 08:20 am (UTC)
Is that poll actually set so that people can make more than one choice?! *glowers at it*
28th-Jan-2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
And to speak to your choices, now that I'm, like, actually awake ...

The book is percolating, never fear. And by "percolating" I mean it's sending up rumbles and belches of thought like a dyspeptic volcano. ;)

*chuckle* I'll tell you what. If you can find me some vaguely plotty smutbunnies (or heavily smutty plotbunnies) for the multiples you mention, I'll see what I can do. And by A/R/R and A/A/R, I hope you mean Bill or Laura with Cylon multiples of the other. Otherwise I'll be forced to assume the second refers to a Bill/Laura/Lee OT3, which I ain't writing! O_o
29th-Jan-2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yayz! for the percolating book. Dyspeptic volcano sound nice *chuckle*

If you can find me some vaguely plotty smutbunnies (or heavily smutty plotbunnies)

You mean furniture, right?

*tries to wrap brain around that*
I seem to be unable to make pictures of that ;).
29th-Jan-2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit afraid that, when Plot enters into multiple-copies-of-either- Bill-or-Laura stories, there's an inevitable quantity of angst and stress about finding out the Other is an Awful Cylon (TM)

I don't quite see how to avoid that.

Not when there is plot.
When there is just furniture, on the other hand ...

Edited at 2008-01-29 08:55 pm (UTC)
30th-Jan-2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Okay then, some plotish thoughts. More to jostle your brain and ruffle your inspirational parts than to produce a full blown story.

* What would happen if Bill entered a room and saw two Laura's err exploring each other in various states of undress and gigglehood, mumbling "exactly, that's the spot, how did you know?" Followed by more giggles.

* What would Laura do, if, when she went to Galactica's gym to work out, she runs into a boxing match between two Bill's who are in need of a referee. One can imagine that the Bill's are evenly matched and doggedly determined to be just a bit better. One can imagine that Laura doesn't want either of them sustain any serious damage, and tries to find a way to distract the men away from the match
Maybe she claims difficulty to keep them apart well enough to be able to keep the score. Maybe she claims she needs to "mark" one. And since she doesn't have a pen handy... a new match may come to pass.

What do you think?
30th-Jan-2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
And, of course, furniture wise, there is always the brig.

I'm not sure what works better:
* Bill, having discovered multiple Laura's and having thrown them in the brig, goes down there to interrogate them, while the Roslin Collective tries to dissuade, distract and convince him.
* Or Laura, having discovered several Bills, and having thrown them in the brig, is now faced with multiple Bills to interrogate.

Maybe you should write both -
just to help me make up my mind, I mean.

You are nice like that. Right?
2nd-Feb-2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
And then of course there is the sauna thing ...
Laura, distracted by matters of state, walks into Galactica's sauna, hoping to relax enough to find some sleep, only to run in Adama.
Much smooching and relaxation ensues - and yes laura sleeps very well that night.
The next evening, she decides that a sauna is a quite lovely idea, and she goes again, only to encounter two Adamas. The one with the military issue towel introduces the second one, and after some cautious interchange, Laura realizes she cannot really tell the difference once the towels are gone, and she notices two Adama's is even better than one.
The next evening, Laura admits to herself she is not preoccupied with matters of state at all, and not in great need for sleep either, but that she feels a craving to re-enter the sauna to ponder about what happened there the other night, silently hoping she may meet Adama, or the Adamas.
When she opens the sauna door,
there are 7 of him ...

Missed you.
2nd-Feb-2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
She's consorting with the mail people, no doubt.
2nd-Feb-2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, shut up! She'd never do such a thing.
2nd-Feb-2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
"Shut up"?
*ominous frown*
I beg your pardon?!
28th-Jan-2008 10:57 am (UTC)
You have to write more A/R!!! :P
28th-Jan-2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Heh ... no worries there, given that three of my listed WiPs are A/R and the fanfic100 pieces can veer in that direction at any time. ;)
28th-Jan-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oh yes ... you can make more than one choice (and I did *evil grin*)

Seriously though, anything BSG from you would totally ROCK ... remember the hiatus has been long and the withdrawal gets more acute with time.

Love your stuff :D.
28th-Jan-2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Well, that's gonna skew my results. *headdesk* *reminds self to avoid using Semagic for further poll creation until more is learned* Not that it was all that scientific to begin with, mind you. ;)

But there will be a few new BSG pieces before the hiatus ends, on that you can rely.
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28th-Jan-2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Well, the UB-fic is in the lead so far, so there's a distinct possibility ... ^_^
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28th-Jan-2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
*hee!* "Gods' Gift" will be the trickiest to complete, because it involves actually figuring out where the frak I'm going with all the plotty bits I set up in earlier chapters. *slightly hysterical giggle* But it is not forgotten, I swear!

Thank you so much, hon. I've seen you on AIM now and again, usually when I'm being a ditz distracted by something else. Feel free to ding me if you feel like a chat. ^_^
1st-Feb-2008 04:53 am (UTC)


That's a little cheesy but I'm a little cheese!
3rd-Feb-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Behold, the power of cheese! ;)
22nd-May-2008 02:18 am (UTC)
OK, So this was 4 months ago, and I'm a lurker, but really...

I may or may not have actually said 'Great googly moogly' upon realizing [too late] that God's Gift is NOT FINISHED! I never read WiPs! Do you see what your amazing a/r fic does to a person??? ;]

Um. On a side note, hello, I'm a big fan, thanks for letting me friend you, and I hope you work on whatever the hell you really want to work on [I'm sure I'll read it, too]. :D
24th-May-2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Awwwww! And welcome! ^_^

Ah, poor Gods' Gift ... so far into the AU now, but it doesn't quite want to let me go!

Much of my writing time has gone into the muses I write for theatrical_muse, namely admiral_adama and sonofgranite, when I haven't been doing brainstormy mental doodling for my first novel. But! The Bill 'n Laura has been pretty damn good so far this season, so some of my older pieces are definitely calling to me. ;)
2nd-Jul-2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
::swanning by to nag & wave::
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