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07 August 2009 @ 04:11 pm
Observations in the wake of fic  
Since I posted both part one of the Tartarus and my SCC fic to ff.net yesterday, I've been looking at my traffic. And y'know what's weird? I have a whole bunch of hits to "Where the Pinions Stoop to Earth". It must have gotten recc'd someplace, because I can't imagine how else all these people are finding an obscure crossover fic that's now two months old (on ff.net). Or maybe I'm underestimating the size of Supernatural fandom over there...

"A Change in the Wind" (my BSG Farm AU) is also getting a bit of a surge, which made me think about how closely Sam's situation in "Islanded" parallels poor Sue-Shaun. No wonder Kara was going to shoot him: in a tub tied to Cylon machine. Forever. With even less awareness. *shudder*

Also, since I'm now gearing up to work on Not All That We Are again, I realized that the triangle in "Tartarus" is exactly the same as the triangle in "Not all that we are." Obviously the main plot's not the same, but the relationship is exactly the same. Asheron and Anders are the middle, Kara and Carter are the absent loves, and Baal and Thea are the ones who fill in the vacuum. It's a bit scary how closely the romantic plot tracks, actually. Apparently I have a thing for off-kilter love triangles. Hm.

oh, and I can NOT wait to read the letters for twelvecolonies. HEE.
Merry Fivanolix on August 8th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
I've noticed that thing about me and my romantic plots too, although more about their type than about how they play out in my fics. Then again, you look at the greatest of classic authors like Shakespeare and Austen, and they're pretty darn predictable when you get down to things like that.

I can't wait for the reveal of the letters challenge either! Although I made mine dead serious, which I'm now thinking might have been a mistake, given the whole crack-y fun impression I'm getting from the community.
lizardbeth: Baal fanlizardbeth_j on August 8th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
I suppose this is kind of a default triangle; when one partner's absent, either the other one stays alone or finds a new partner. It's just a funny coincidence that it happened in two stories right after another and that they both operate the same way.

WANT LETTERS. And yes, I think humor will always be more popular in these kind of contests, though I'm pretty bad at it.
noybusiness on August 8th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised that "A Change In the Wind" is getting a surge, it's a great idea. I think I even posted new comments on it on your livejournal once or twice quite a long time after initially reading and reviewing it.

Interesting to hear about the "Not All That We Are" romantic triangle.

lizardbethlizardbeth_j on August 8th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, maybe some of those are people going back to it, for whatever reason, it's just weird that it's in a bunch. Maybe it's people thinking about The Plan, since that box art came out? THat's all I can think of that might be prompting it.

oops. Spoiler! :)