Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,
Antenna
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Onward! Upward!

Okay! That's done, and that was the one I was panicked about. The Buffy is the Hero assignment I feel is in my wheelhouse, the kind of pitch I can turn on.

Just wait. My story will suck because I failed to stay nervous and motivated. Erk.

Will treat myself to a bit of writing in the Giles/Xander. "Rough Boys" is approaching a first draft. A couple more evenings of writing will do it. Then I sit and think about it, and decide if I've got the setups right for the planned following stories.

My path into that story was hearing some Two dialog from Nine's mouth, and Jackie's quite different reaction to it.

I coped with stuckness and fear via structure and humor. Once I had the idea of interspersing dialog with action, I was in business. I nearly made it way more Beatlesy than it is, but then I decided I didn't have enough of a hook to do so. So it's a bit muddled. Arms race language appears throughout. If I'd had a day to let it cook, I'd have done both (missile crises and Merseybeat).

I'm not sure I'll write smut in the the Whoverse in future. I had great difficulty imagining Nine having sex, and he's the one I think has a sexuality. Ten has none, as far as I can tell. I have a much easier time with the idea of Three getting up to mischief than either of them. In short, if I'm going to write more Whofic, it'll be plotty genfic. Pure SFnal romps. Writing gen in the Whoverse could be lots of fun. There's scope for wanton references to all of SF. E.g, the blatant Asimov ref in that one, and the real-science Crab Nebula thing.

I should try to catch up with answering comments now. Instead I'm probably going to conk out.
Tags: fandom:doctor who, ficathon, postmortem
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