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01 August 2011 @ 10:47 pm
I am in the fanfic version of Iron Chef  
Sort of. But first!

Porn Battle XII is off and running (and hey, so is LJ! Coincidence? I think not)

LJ VERSION / DREAMWIDTH VERSION (different content to read)

Or grab yourself a prompt and write something. It doesn't even have to be porny. and if you run long (*cough* like me *cough*) DW has longer comment limits.

I did one and am pondering others. But instead today I officially cleared the 50,000 word bar for the threesome epic of epicness (that's Kara/Sam/Lee, if you don't know what I'm talking about). I DID NOT INTEND TO REWRITE ALL OF CANON. AGAIN.

Mind you, because I tend to write major scenes when I feel like it, those are not the first 50K of the story. I'd say the first 20K are a pretty solid beginning and then, it gets a bit more scattershot. Unusually (for me) I haven't written the very end yet (hell, I've been sitting on the end of Black Sails for two years now! damn), though I've written quite a bit toward the end.

And let me tell you it is not as easy as you might think to plan an ending that I haven't already used/will use in my particular subgenre of AUs-that-are-kinda-canonish-but-not-exactly.... it's like -- "Here are your six ingredients: Earth, the Five, the Colony, Kara, the Opera House, Cavil. Now figure out how to make something that both doesn't suck and is different from canon and Shadowed Sky and Black sails. You may drop one ingredient and replace it with Lee."

See? I told you I was in Fanfic Iron Chef!

I'm sure pinning things to canon as much as I do means the structure is a bit too episodic for people who want an actual novel -- that's why I go so long, maybe, I'm trying to build it toward a finale, too. Maybe not the same finale, but in the finale's place. If that makes sense. I don't know, it's late.

Anyway, today was a Sam and Laura scene which, come to think of it, I don't write a lot of their interactions. The main one I wrote before this was the interrogation at the end of Ariadne, and this is very different, but still an interesting dynamic. Pity they didn't interact more in canon.

I should write something for porn battle. Or at least on something!

Crossposted from DW There are comments over there. Feel free to comment wherever.
Merry Fivanolix on August 2nd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
DW and its longer comment limits have made my porn battle time much easier