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Question for the flist...

What is your position on WiPs?

Personally, I tend not to read them. I got burned by too many unfinished WiPs back in the beginning of time - or at least, when fandom was still new to the great and wonderful internets.

On the other hand, I've also seen that there are a lot of great, dependable authors who reliably post WiPs, and release on a scheduled - something like one chapter a week till done or whatnot, and that seems to go over fairly well.

I ask because I am debating on whether or not to start posting this fic in chapters. I originally thought eh, I have no time limit, whatever - then I remembered, shit! I have a course starting on Sept 13th and I won't really have any time to write again till right before Christmas. So I would kind of like to get it done and posted in the next month. But I'd also really like to get feedback.

What do you guys think?

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I was doing some cleanup, creating a new folder for the xover fic and my reference stuff, and I find some docs that I don't remember, so I look and... *blink*

Sometimes. My brain, man. I don't even know what I was thinking. Or, more to the point, what the fuck Rodney was thinking when he came up with this idea, because, seriously, DAFUQUE RODNEY, you really think Sheppard would have ever gone for that, what the hell is wrong with you?

AKA, I have no recollection of writing this, though apparently I did in early 2016. So here, have a McSheplet.

Taken
Word count: 453
Summary: Rodney is a possessive idiot. And John would kind of like to punch him. A lot.

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In reading meta and fannish HP discussion threads on LJ and Tumblr from days gone by I find myself conflicted. There's a part of me that regrets missing out on those discussions - as I sink in deeper, I find myself asking a lot questions and making a lot of observations that were asked and made and discussed ad infinitum ad nauseum in the last decade. On the other hand, I have always engaged in serial monogamy with my fandoms, and do not really have the time or energy for more. So, it's nice to be able to read a 137 comment discussion on LJ, see everything that I wanted to ask or that I speculated about, and nod along even if there is that momentary wistfulness that comes with not having been part of the moment.

Something I found while looking for reference images for scenes I'm writing was a phenomenal piece of fan art. It appears to have caused HP fandom - in particular, the Drarry subset thereof - to collectively lose their minds in early 2015. Yes, THAT PICTURE. I found it on someone's pinterest and proceeded to spend several hours trying to track where it came from and if there was fic attached - HAHAHAHAH, figures that picture actually inspired a writing fest all on its own. And no surprise, either. It's amazing. When I read the fangirl squee it inspired, I pretty much spent the whole time nodding in agreement. It's stunning, and without question, one of the best pieces of fan art I have ever had the pleasure to see in any fandom. Probably, the only other piece I have had hit me as powerfully and viscerally was Calling Down the Lightening which went with the story by the same name from SGA Big Bang 2009. Funny, it's about Rodney and magic. Hmm.

In any case... when I am finally done with the crossover fic that I am doing, I may try to come up with my own take on that. Perhaps. If I'm not completely intimidated by all the fabulous stories that were already written for it - I haven't had a chance to read them all yet. Maybe I should wait. Pfft, yeah right, like that's going to happen...

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VACAY COMING UP

So, work was suboptimal today, and I had an incredibly difficult time caring about anything in the least. Because. Less than 24 hours till...

VA!CA!TION!

Not that I have a life or money enough to go anywhere or do anything, BUT! It is my time to stay up till 5am and write and sleep in till 2 and drink cheap wine and write and read fic and maybe do some crafts while I drink cheap wine and write and hey, there should definitely be wine involved with the whole writing thing...

So. Wine. Writing. Wine. Reading. Wine. Sleeping. Rinse, lather, repeat.

Perhaps I am inordinantly fixated on the wine portion of this little escapade. That can't be healthy. Hmmm. I know! I will buy some beer so I can make sure I am getting a variety!

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MOAR WORDS

Ok. I wanted to get to 14K this weekend, but I hit 12K+, so not too shabby. Also, tomorrow is a day off, so I might get some more writing done then.

I think I have all the important underpinnings to support my crossover universe written. I think it makes sense why they are making the choices they are making. At least I hope so.

I keep wanting to say things but then I'll spoil the story for anyone who wants to read it, so... yeah.

Must sleeeeeeeeep....

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Words, words, words

So many words. I think I've written at least 4000+ words since last night, but I have deleted most of them. Net gain, about 1300. I've written at least a couple thousand of notes and backstory to keep my story internally consistent in my own head.

AUGH THIS IS GETTING COMPLICATED WHAT AM I DOING??

*tries not to hyperventilate*

There is *no* way I can reconcile the time difference. And since I don't want time to move at different rates, I'm just going to have to ignore it. I HATE THAT!

I spent waaaay too much time last night reading up on multiverse/many world theory and quantum superposition which led me to Quantum decoherence and trying to understand math that I *just* don't have the chops for. Because I really want to write this scene between Draco, Rodney and Radek. But I don't know enough about the MATH, dammit!

*sigh*

Yes, it was light out before I actually got to bed. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I START WRITING, HOW DID I FORGET THIS PART, REPRESSION, WHAT?

Ok, screw that scene, imma write this thing with Lily and Dumbledore...

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Fic in progress!

So, I mentioned that I'm working on a crossover fic right now. I'm over 7K, can you believe it?

I just posted this snippet over in [community profile] ushobwri and I figured, what the heck, I'll share it here too.

The story has morphed at least 3 times in my mind and is SO MUCH MORE COMPLICATED than when I first started planning it... anyway. Here's a little piece, featuring McKay doing one of the things he does best.

Wherein the newbies learn exactly what McKay thinks of them...Collapse )

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So this seems to be going well so far...

I'm up to a little over 5K so far.

I'm thinking it's about time to get a second opinion.

It's HP/SGA, and I'm trying to make it an even 50/50 between the two universes.

Any takers?

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Not bad for a n00b!

I am tickled, really! I jumped in with both feet - well, ok. I really just floated around the pool on a floaty with a cocktail in one hand, but you get the idea. I participated. I wrote a for realz story, drunk and rambly though it was. Yay, participation award banners!

FWF participant

And apparently some folks liked it, because I got this. Sweet!

FWF Fave

And so, ok, if you really want to, you can read it here.

I think I actually like it enough that I will clean cleaned it up and put it on AO3.

Banishing Nargles

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Working on a new fic!

It's been over a year. OVER. A. YEAR.

I don't want to get ahead of myself... I've had a couple 'grand fic' ideas in the last few years that didn't go anywhere. I still think they are great story ideas, but beyond the amorphous collection of ideas, nothing really gelled.

This, however... I think I actually have a plot idea. I think I actually have a direction.

I have at least 5 to 7 discrete things I want to explore in the fic. I managed to write almost 1500 words last night - most of it dialogue - and that's just barely the introduction.

I'm guessing that if I really go to town with this, if I really flesh it out the way that I want to - some character explorations, realizations that they come to about themselves and each other - this would need to be somewhere between 30 and 50K to honestly do it justice.

At my glacial writing speed, I'll be lucky if I get it done by Christmas. Or at all.

Then again - I did once have a story idea that I had been kicking around for at least 5 years before it found a new life as an SGA Reverse bang story.

So... cautiously hopeful here.

Oh, what fandom? Pfft, what do you think? The same damn thing happens to me every time I get seriously sucked into a new (to me) fandom. It's a crossover. HP and SGA.

God help me.

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