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So, I haven't been posting nearly as much as I'd like to be, and distressingly little of it has been about writing. Clearly, this means that I need to do a bunch of writing-related posts. Or, y'know, just one, because I'm lazy. ...This would be so much easier if I was writing consistently. Work on that, brain.

I have been writing a bit, though. Mostly on the A Conspiracy of Kings fic about Ina and Eurydice (though currently it's switching between first and third person practically every scene, because I can't make up my bloody mind). Other than that, it's not going too badly. Slow, but that's par for the course for anything I write. And of course, as soon as I start focusing on it, a dozen other ideas pop up and start clamoring for my attention. Very rude of them.

Anyway. Re-watching A:tLA along with Mark (from Mark Watches) is reminding me how much I love that 'verse, and how eager I am for Korra, and how much I want to write worldbuilding pieces for it. Like the first benders, that sort of thing. Society-building. The founding of Republic City, which is apparently a city with folks from all four nations where most of the Korra series is going to take place. (Or three nations? I dunno, I think Aang and Katara's kid is still the only Airbender. But whatevs.) Also, fic about survivng Air Nomads. They were nomads, there had to be some that weren't at the temples! Also also, fic where Aang didn't freeze himself into an iceberg.

And speaking of ideas that have probably been done a gazillion times, I totally want to write an Alanna-goes-to-the-convent fic...where she becomes one of the Goddess's warriors. Because let's face it, going to the convent isn't going to turn Alanna into someone besides herself. I also feel the need to write Kel-gets-kicked-out-after-First-Test fic, and Kel-repeats-all-four-page-years fic. Apparently I really like being mean to Kel.

Random bit of headcanon that really has nothing to do with anything: Jon chose Zahir as his squire to train him to be the next Voice.

Aaaaaand... Yup, I think I'm out of words for the moment. Toodles.


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May. 5th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Jon chose Zahir as his squire to train him to be the next Voice.

I had totally forgotten about that detail and I love you so much for coming up with that explanation.

Also, I think I have seen Alanna-as-Goddess-warrior fic, but I'd love to read your take on it.
May. 5th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
I have actually seen one fic with the Zahir bit when I was searching for anything about him, but it had some characterization issues, and now I'm kind of worried that it'll look like I'm copying it, since it's not exactly a common plot. Most people forget that detail I think, because Kel's too busy being awesome and stealing all the attention. XD

I tried looking for Alanna-as-Goddess-warrior fic, but I think they got buried in all the Alanna-becomes-a-lady/shang/spy/wtf fics. >.> I should try running another search though, because I have no idea when I'll get around to writing mine and if I can't write it, I wanna read it. XD
May. 5th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
On the other hand, you could probably find ways to separate it slightly from the other one. There's no rule about just-one-exploration-of-an-idea-per-fandom, or anything like that.

I didn't know there was so much of that, but I'm not surprised. And now I'm also irritated, because I know I saw an interesting Alanna-Goddess-Warrior fic and I don't have it bookmarked anywhere or anything and it's making me nuts.
May. 5th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oddly, I have an easier time playing with an idea if it's been done several times rather than just once. But my Zahir story would be quite a bit different than the one I've read, so I probably will give it a go sometime.

If you find it, drop me a link! I'd love to read it.
May. 6th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
That actually makes sense - I mean, it's been demonstrated that there are a bunch of ways to use it, and also if several people have done it then you won't look like you're ripping off any specific person. Is that it?
May. 6th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
I think so. And (for example) in Harry Potter fandom pretty much every variation on every idea has been done multiple times, so even if someone thought I was ripping off them specifically, chances are high that someone could make the same claim about their story, which gives me some small comfort.

Though the Zahir author seems nice enough, so I'm probably safe from her creator-ly wrath.
May. 6th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
From what I've heard, once you've seen Harry Potter fandom you really have seen everything. And that makes sense, about the security.

In that case, I encourage you to write merrily on!
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