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14 September 2008 @ 04:21 pm
when the exposition fairy comes to call  
You know what's hard about a future!fic/AU-type thingy? Especially when it's short?

EXPOSITION.

"Well, as you know ..."

Yeah. Cuz that doesn't suck AT ALL.

I'm tempted to just write it out, since clearly some badficwriter part of my brain WANTS me to, and then cut it down to something slightly more subtle afterward.

But, on the other hand, it's an actual short story, not a fetal epic. Which is a nice change.
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Kelly...It's like Jello with a K and a Y: [scc] uncle bagcenterspire on September 15th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
Yes. And get out of my head! I just started writing a SCC future fic tonight (I KNOW, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT EITHER), and I actually wrote a time paradox INTO THE FREAKING TWO PAGES I WROTE. So, yes, your pain, I feelz it.
lizardbeth: Derek with gunlizardbeth_j on September 15th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
YES! *clings* Because it demands to be written! Even though you tell it that you know what happens and your characters know what happens and the audience really isn't THAT stupid that you need to spoonfeed it in great big gobs of exposition, AND YET - you still have to have your characters just turn and face the damn camera and talk about how that jump forward went tragically wrong, and they went back to 1900, and they were trapped until they managed to get Tesla to build them a time machine, and yet when they jumped forward again, everything was ALL WRONG...

or, y'know, whatever your backstory is... *g* (which I just made up and has nothing to do with my fic, BUT is also an exposition fairy!)
Kelly...It's like Jello with a K and a Y: [scc] little derekcenterspire on September 15th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sitting at my desk, trying to figure out how to belly-laugh quietly! I need that! And stop reading my story! (J/k...although, now I feel wacky time travel needs to be written as well...)
Agent Fox Mulderi_want_2 on September 15th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
"As you know, Colonel Carter, may I call you Colonel? Ah ha ha ha! I asked as if your opinion mattered. Back to the matter of hand. There is a death ray slowly coming climbing in to place above your planet. It will be achieve optimum orbit in approximately twenty-four of your hours and nothing can stop it! Nothing! Ah hahahahaha ahhh!" Bad guy falls in to pit of lava he had shipped to the moon. Fizzles out in to brightly colored flames due to the many metals that made up his armor.

Daniel comes strolling out from behind a wall panel, checking his watch. He stops by Sam's side. Untying her bonds, Daniel rolls his eyes. "Tell me why we let these guys kidnap us again?"

"This particular bad guy, or bad guys in general?" At his look, she grins. "Right. If we don't have constant 'danger', there will be no military surplus budget. No surplus budget, no imported coffees."

"Right! How could I forget that? My memory must be as long as my dick, which is very long." He wiggles his eyebrows at her.

"I'll tell you as I told Jack." Carter puts a hand over his face. "Janet and I aren't interested in a threesome."

Pouting, Daniel looked down at his feet. "I could always watch."

"Sorry, Teal'c still owns the rights to that."
Agent Fox Mulderi_want_2 on September 15th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
THE END!

How's that for exposition shorts?