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*looks nervously in all directions*
That current fic projects thing:


With wolfling:

The next Paving Stones story -- working on it as time and braindeadness allow

Angel/Wes sniffy story -- um. right. need to get back to that.

The S/X that was supposed to be cicirossi's birthday present -- seems to have wilted, mostly due to me and my issues with this particular type of situtaion and Xander's reaction to it post-Seeing Red. Though it could probably still be worked into something if we put a mind to it.

With zortified:

domesticpiranha -- ongoing. Currently my tag.

Andi -- yes. right. I really really really wanna work on this.

Percy sequel -- ? I'm not necessarily averse to trying it again (it got partially eaten by the Great Multiple Hard Drive Collapse) but I think we need a clearer plot from the start.

Xander's wedding flip a coin thing -- er... That could actually still work as an AU, instead of an 'about to be Jossed' if we took into account what did happen in Hell's Bells.

Drain-bamaged S -- will probably just exist quietly in my brain forever, since it's so similar in some plot details to Repossession and even the ones that aren't may be too heavy on the h/c to really release unto the world.

With maeyan:

Well, there was that Hook/Pan thing. Which lies lonely on the shelf, and without having written a word I know our thoughts on it have already diverged into separate AU's!

Solo:

Chocolatey Goodness: bwhahahahahaah.

Getting Bent: Might be able to get a few more stories out of the concept before it comes up against the 'other people have rewritten S4 already and I don't really have a plotline that will diverge significantly from what they've done' problem. Mostly stalled because the big gag of the next-after-this story hinged on the title. Which was 'Seeing Red.' Thank you, Joss.

Human Condition: Maybe? Sometimes I think it may be my post-CG long story that I'll look back on and be proud of, if I get off my ass and do it. Other times I think it'll fall into so many cliches and badfic black holes -- or be tarred with the same brush -- that I shouldn't even attempt continuing it.

Jeez, I sound depressed and ficless. Really, I'm not. mostly

giogio

2003-01-31 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)

I'd love to see more of Getting Bent... I'd love to see more of all your stories really, so I guess that isn't a very persuasive argument.

I do have one odd request though (don't know if this is feasible): I'd like to rec the Paving Stones series in my upcoming revision of web site and thus fanfic recs, and since there are now several stories in the series, that would be much easier achieved if I could link to a Paving Stones index page (rather than linking to each story separately), kinda like I'm currently linking to the Domestic Piranhas index page... or maybe, if that's not feasible, you could insert a html marker on the stories index page just at the point the Paving Stone listing starts so I could link to that? (Not that I'm trying to interfere with your site design in any way or anything...)

mpoetess

2003-01-31 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

*g*

Not that you've heard me go off on people who expect me to redesign my site for them or anything... No, that totally makes sense. I don't think I'm going to do a Paving Stones index until we have at least another story in it, but here's an anchor tag for the spot on the fic index:

http://www.jbx.com/~boethius/forged/ficindex.html#pavingstones

giogio

2003-01-31 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

*smooches*

OK, didn't need it that fast. God know when I'll actually finish re-doing my site *sigh* The list for this weekend is starting to look kinda crammed, because I started reading manna's lengthy dystopian original slash and it's good and I can't stop reading and I'm thinking you'd like it...

(Thought I'd sneak the non-interference disclaimer in there, just in case *g* didn't want to be compared with some other people, ya know ^_~)

cicirossi

2003-01-31 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)

*pets the wilted Xander*

mpoetess

2003-01-31 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

:-( Sorry -- that was supposed to be your pressie and everything. :-(

cicirossi

2003-01-31 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Eh. It happens. I still owe Byrne a sex against the wall S/X but it kept tyring to become angst and I stuffed it in a trunk and locked it. *pantpant*

byrne

2003-01-31 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

*blink*

I'd forgotten about that! heeeeeeeee

estepheia

2003-01-31 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Um, can I read that too? Pretty please?

ummm

surfal666

2003-01-31 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

your html is broken. the strikethru isn't properly closed, and it carries thru all the following text.

just thought you should know.

Re: ummm

mpoetess

2003-01-31 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not in IE. Possibly in Netscape? Shall fix, anyhow!

Re: ummm

surfal666

2003-01-31 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

ahh should have mentioned ... Mozilla addict here. better now :)

Re: ummm

mpoetess

2003-01-31 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ah -- I have mozilla at home, but not at work. Where I;m not. But if I were, I wouldn't have mozilla.

It was also supposed to be a <small> tag, but I mistyped it and turned it into a strikethru tag. Dur.

eliade

2003-01-31 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Drain-bamaged S -- will probably just exist quietly in my brain forever, since it's so similar in some plot details to Repossession and even the ones that aren't may be too heavy on the h/c to really release unto the world.

I have a lot of things packed in the attic of my head Just Like This. {g} Okay, no brain-damaged fantasies per se, but lots of spiritual angst and insanity and oodles of hurt/comfort. Broken Spike. You know, I wouldn't worry about ripping off Repossession; I think a lot of inspirational and creative mileage can be gained by dangling a bent carrot in front of oneself and trying to grow a better one. Building a better mousetrap. A lot of my previously unwritten X/S story concepts have similarities to thematic elements of Repossession. The collective fannish unconscious strikes again. I suspect I'll be developing some of that stuff at last as I write this S5 thing. (Assuming I do. I'm at that stage where the story commitment lurks in my peripheral vision, and I refuse to look directly at the massiv beast, for fear of terrifying myself to paralysis.)


mpoetess

2003-01-31 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Veering -- is the S5 thing a continuation of the Sidelines AU or a new plot a la your musings on the other path that Xander's character could've taken in S5? (or both)

eliade

2003-01-31 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Veering -- is the S5 thing a continuation of the Sidelines AU or a new plot a la your musings on the other path that Xander's character could've taken in S5? (or both)

Kind of both. Though my musings took a flagrantly heterosexual course and we won't be going there. {g} But I started integrating some of the aspects of his employment milieu that we rarely saw in canon, but which I see as inescapable things that would shape him--co-workers, social exigencies, bar parties, etc. And I'm doing other things to him. Heh. {Doctor Evil laughter}

I've sort of got mine on the wayback burner for "Maybe someday when an ongoing story with similar themes isn't a current hot topic."

I can totally understand this--there's a B/S-centric saga, "Dancing Lessons," and I once waded in mid-stream to read it (looking at a few of the later chapters to see what shape it took), and saw a bunch of plot stuff I was intending to write for my own B/S-centric series. I had to stop reading and run away. I just pretend the mastodon isn't in that field over there, so that I can write my own stuff.

mpoetess

2003-01-31 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

And yeah -- realizing I veered and didn't veer back, as I'd intended. I can see there's a balance between repeating something somebody else has done (even if it's something I've had in my head for a while and they just got there first), and just acknowledging that fandom -- especially the interelations of two specific characters just has certain tropes, and there are ways to make them different/possibly-better. I've sort of got mine on the wayback burner for "Maybe someday when an ongoing story with similar themes isn't a current hot topic." (Plus the part about eventually whining zortified into writing it with me.)

byrne

2003-01-31 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mmmmmmmmmm Getting Bent.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Remind me to add that to my recs page when I update. :P

brain-damaged Spike

estepheia

2003-01-31 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Can I have the h/c fic please. Now! I whole-heartedly resent the idea that Repo should stand in the way of other h/c fics!!!!!

Oh, and I'd love a sequel to Bachelor Pad. I know, there is not really a necessity, but I am desperate for good S7 S/X fic.

*makes puppy eyes*

Re: brain-damaged Spike

mpoetess

2003-01-31 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

*g* It's not just Repo standing in the way -- it's also... um. Certain spoilers suggest that certain plot points that make it work (possibly) are about to be Jossed. There -- that reveals nothing, I hope.

It can be worked around, probably, but it's yet another thing where doing it right *now* would be confusing to folk, I think. Maybe.

Percy?

Anonymous

2003-02-01 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Percy sequel -- ? I'm not necessarily averse to trying it again (it got partially eaten by the Great Multiple Hard Drive Collapse) but I think we need a clearer plot from the start.

May I put in a plea for this one? "Price of Wisdom" is my favorite HP story, and I've reread it several times. A sequel would make me very happy indeed. Sad to hear that it got eaten while in progress.

Ifurita

Re: Percy?

mpoetess

2003-02-01 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Plea noted. ;-)

Human Condition

lasayla

2003-02-02 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

I shouldn't even attempt continuing it.

Um, all except for the part where you really, really should, because otherwise I will sulk.

Lots.

Re: Human Condition

mpoetess

2003-02-02 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

:-P


It's just been sorta *way* jossed. And I have a sinking suspicion (all spec, no spoilers) that before the series is over, it will be *comepletely* jossed -- in that Joss himself will turn Spike human.