Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,

Theory: good prose vanishes. This theory will remain unexplained.

I am still chugging very slowly through summer_of_giles postings. I've been derailed by a sudden need to read the (in)famous Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. I have to say, this story is something rather spectacular. You might well hate it, but if you're a sucker for a logical argument the way I am, it's hilarious. And like all the best fan fiction, it offers some nice sharp critiques of its source canon. I have some theories about Professor Quirrell, but I'm only just over halfway through so I don't know if they're going to play out or not. But it's the sort of the fanfic you can have theories about without being ridiculous.

My original fiction story finally took off, in the sense that I spaced out the other night at dinner because a scene suddenly started happening in my head and I was distracted by considering the details of it. Where it was, where it fit in the overall plot, what the point of view character was up to, and so on. And today & yesterday I've been writing it. This is always a good moment for any project.

Cracktastic plot idea: Core 4 presented with a group marriage scenario, whether because of whacky demon hijinks or sudden dimensional shift. There's Neena's classic "Last Resort", but that's not quite what I want. I'm thinking only Core 4, set it season 4 or earlier, and all four of them are out of sorts with the idea. Perhaps swap them right into a dimension where they discover that their counterparts are happily set up in a typical group marriage and they've got to blend in. Hijinks ensue, probably mildly angsty ones for a while. Ends in pr0n, in the best fanfictional tradition.

Or you could have one character, probably Xander, from the parallel universe, presented with the three weirdos from the Sunnydale that we know. There needs to be some forcing function to jar the characters out of being able to continue in their usual ways. That would definitely be angst.

Dammit, somebody resurrect the BtVS kink meme. Make it BtVS/Angel only, no RPS stuff so the writers who object to RPS on ethical grounds will come back and provide the majority of the fills again, and … I'll catalog the responses for you or something. Yeah, I know, I know, I should do it. Shut up. Or talk me into doing it. One or the other.

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