neotoma: Loki from Thistil Mistil Kistil being a dingbat (Loki-Dingbat)
( Nov. 30th, 2013 06:51 pm)
I have an idea for this prompt on the Pacific Rim kinkmeme. I should write an outline before I forget what the idea is.

I'm linking to that comment so I can find it again. I don't suppose anyone wants to be an alpha-reader..?
I have not been able to get the hob story to move an inch yet again -- this is the second time I tried to write it for the [ profile] sabriel_mini and the second time it didn't budge.

So I'm picking up 'The Man Comes Around' again since it's already at 22K words, even though it was utterly jossed by the end of season 5 -- I started writing it after 5.10 during the mid-season hiatus. Which means that I had anticipated the car-based puns for the Horsemen, but not which ones (I had Death drive a Pinto, etc), and didn't have Anna or Gabriel get killed. Also there is an alligator-style egg mound in the back of Bobby's scrapyard that an entire garrison of angels is getting broody over.

[ profile] alchemyalice gave me a critique of the partial draft way back when, but I could sure use volunteer alpha readers. I know that I need to work on the Dean&Sam stuff, and rewrite a lot of the early part of the story -- I started it as a Dean/Cas fic and it mutated into a Sam/Gabriel one. Anyone want to volunteer?
I had to withdraw from [ profile] 1upona_sabriel -- I tried three different plotlines and I couldn't keep it in character and manage the required happy ending.

On the other hand, I have a cracking idea for [ profile] sncross_bigbang, if you don't mind blasphemy fic. A Dresden Files xover, which is why if anyone with knowledge of Chicago would be willing to answer questions and beta the location details, I'd be very grateful. I'm also looking for an alpha-reader who I could talk over my idea and its progress once or twice a week. I find it immensely helpful to work out the details with someone who can point out that I'm going off the rails before I've written 5000 words of stuff that I'll have to cut anyway.

Currently, the characters I know will be in it will be Harry Dresden, Kali (as the femme fatale, natch), Sam, Dean, Castiel, Gabriel, probably Sanya (if I can figure out where), Ms Gard, at least a few of the Fae, and probably a slew of Norse mythological characters. Also, the swords Tyrfing (cursed by its makers the dwarves Dvalinn and Durin to kill whenever it was drawn and to bring about three great evils) and Mistelteinn (never goes blunt, taken from the undead witch-king Thrain, possibly used by Hod in his duel with Baldr -- if you're going by the Gesta Danorum, not the Eddas) are going to show up, and possibly Dainsleif (made by the dwarf Dain, always kills when drawn and makes wounds that never heal) and Lævateinn (if I can decide what the hell it actually is...)

Basically my northern heathenism-influenced subconsciousness wants to play around with SPN and Dresden Files, and I will probably wind up writing a novel-length story to do it.
neotoma: Roadrunner fetish goes "beep beep!' (roadrunner)
( Aug. 26th, 2011 10:18 pm)
Finished and send to the mods my draft for the [ profile] sabriel_mini. At 25221 words, it's about 15K longer than the minimum required, and it will probably gain another 5 to 10K in the editing process. Otoh, I may take two of the scenes off at the end because I feel they are more set-up for a possibly extraneous sequel than scenes that need to go in the story as written.

I'm also seeing if I can write the 'Angels and Ostriches' idea for the [ profile] sassy_minibang. It really depends on whether or not the mods and I can agree on letting me write a story where a couple of teenage boys who are dating each other can have sex on page or not. Frankly, I don't think they'd get beyond using their hands on each other, but I can't imagine that they wouldn't *get* that far either, if they were dating. After all, we're talking teenagers, and one of them has a set of rather open-minded 'parents'.


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