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Slightly updated from the comments because I thought of more things.

[personal profile] kiki_miserychic asked about "Origin Stories": This is what they make you take the medication for )

[personal profile] oracne asked about "Hey Ho": I privatized world peace )

[personal profile] chaila asked about "Riot Act": I want out )

[personal profile] kore asked about the openings of "Etheric Messages" and "No Skin":

Everyone I see )

Messages from another world )
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[livejournal.com profile] p_zeitgeist said:

This leaves me with some question about which version to post tomorrownight, but unless I change my mind a lot when I look at them again, I suspect I'm going to be going for the longer one. I could be wrong, butit strikes me that -- how to put this? A lot of the aesthetic of thedrabble/flashfic is the idea that less is more: that you can stripsomething down to almost unadorned event, with perhaps one or twotelling details, and that as long as you've got the internal logicworked out properly, those few words will be sufficient to convey it.That proviso about the internal logic is key, of course -- wheneverything works, a reader can feel it in the piece, supporting it andholding it all together.

But sometimes unadorned event can't do the job.


And in the ensuing discussion, I promised to show her mine if she'd show me hers -- that is to say, I said I'd put up the first draft of "Five Kisses Veronica Mars Can't Recall" to show how I approached flash fiction and drabble, since I hadn't deleted my notes yet.

Except I did delete my notes, after all.

So this is a discussion without examples, which I am afraid will be less useful. Sorry.

Discussion )
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[livejournal.com profile] p_zeitgeist said:

This leaves me with some question about which version to post tomorrownight, but unless I change my mind a lot when I look at them again, I suspect I'm going to be going for the longer one. I could be wrong, butit strikes me that -- how to put this? A lot of the aesthetic of thedrabble/flashfic is the idea that less is more: that you can stripsomething down to almost unadorned event, with perhaps one or twotelling details, and that as long as you've got the internal logicworked out properly, those few words will be sufficient to convey it.That proviso about the internal logic is key, of course -- wheneverything works, a reader can feel it in the piece, supporting it andholding it all together.

But sometimes unadorned event can't do the job.


And in the ensuing discussion, I promised to show her mine if she'd show me hers -- that is to say, I said I'd put up the first draft of "Five Kisses Veronica Mars Can't Recall" to show how I approached flash fiction and drabble, since I hadn't deleted my notes yet.

Except I did delete my notes, after all.

So this is a discussion without examples, which I am afraid will be less useful. Sorry.

Discussion )
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Meme most recently from [livejournal.com profile] katie_m: For one/some/any or all of your stories, let us know what you really wanted to do and couldn't quite achieve

It seems arrogant to say so, but I like most of my stories. There's always a sentence or two that makes me cringe, but for the most part I like my prose and I think the stories succeed at what I attempted. The things that dissatisfy me are more often that in retrospect what I was attempting doesn't seem worth doing.

So keeping it to things where I had a particular goal and failed:


Bindings (Angel Sanctuary) )

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary) )

Truly and Forever (Buffy) )

I was going to do a couple more but I've run out of time. Maybe later, if anyone else is interested.
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Meme most recently from [livejournal.com profile] katie_m: For one/some/any or all of your stories, let us know what you really wanted to do and couldn't quite achieve

It seems arrogant to say so, but I like most of my stories. There's always a sentence or two that makes me cringe, but for the most part I like my prose and I think the stories succeed at what I attempted. The things that dissatisfy me are more often that in retrospect what I was attempting doesn't seem worth doing.

So keeping it to things where I had a particular goal and failed:


Bindings (Angel Sanctuary) )

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary) )

Truly and Forever (Buffy) )

I was going to do a couple more but I've run out of time. Maybe later, if anyone else is interested.
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I am bored. Help me procrastinate.

From [livejournal.com profile] yhlee: Ask me one question--any one--about my writing. If you feel like it, post this in your LJ so I can satisfy my curiosity about yours.

(Why does meme language always default to the mandatory? I detest chain letters as cheap emotional blackmail and I don't like forced reciprocity any better under other circumstances. Sheesh.)
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I am bored. Help me procrastinate.

From [livejournal.com profile] yhlee: Ask me one question--any one--about my writing. If you feel like it, post this in your LJ so I can satisfy my curiosity about yours.

(Why does meme language always default to the mandatory? I detest chain letters as cheap emotional blackmail and I don't like forced reciprocity any better under other circumstances. Sheesh.)
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Bake Sale: A Mixed Media Collage (Joan of Arcadia)
For Nina, who wanted Joan/Iris, a bake sale, a kiss, and no mention of Adam. My heartfelt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] katie_m for speedy, reassuring, and very helpful beta.

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary)
For kuja no miko, who wanted Alexiel/Lucifer. Beta by [livejournal.com profile] boniblithe and [livejournal.com profile] geekturnedvamp, who also gave me an insanely quick turnaround and assured me I was on no more crack than the fandom required.

And since most of you have never heard of this one, here are some pictures (they read right-to-left): Lucifer and Alexiel 1, 2, and 3; Alexiel solo; Lucifer solo.

If you've started the series, note that these are very spoilery for volumes not yet published by Viz.

I could put up the plot summary I wrote for Boni and Cassandra, although I'm not sure anyone would be interested, and it doesn't convey the full Kaori Yuki experience, which is perhaps best summed up by the mention of the swarm of killer angel embryos that almost destroys the universe in Volume 20.

The Language of Angels - section title sources )

On writing these stories - long and probably dull )
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Bake Sale: A Mixed Media Collage (Joan of Arcadia)
For Nina, who wanted Joan/Iris, a bake sale, a kiss, and no mention of Adam. My heartfelt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] katie_m for speedy, reassuring, and very helpful beta.

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary)
For kuja no miko, who wanted Alexiel/Lucifer. Beta by [livejournal.com profile] boniblithe and [livejournal.com profile] geekturnedvamp, who also gave me an insanely quick turnaround and assured me I was on no more crack than the fandom required.

And since most of you have never heard of this one, here are some pictures (they read right-to-left): Lucifer and Alexiel 1, 2, and 3; Alexiel solo; Lucifer solo.

If you've started the series, note that these are very spoilery for volumes not yet published by Viz.

I could put up the plot summary I wrote for Boni and Cassandra, although I'm not sure anyone would be interested, and it doesn't convey the full Kaori Yuki experience, which is perhaps best summed up by the mention of the swarm of killer angel embryos that almost destroys the universe in Volume 20.

The Language of Angels - section title sources )

On writing these stories - long and probably dull )
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2004 was the year anime ate my brain.

... Do I need to say any more than that?

My year in fanfiction )

My year in fandom )
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2004 was the year anime ate my brain.

... Do I need to say any more than that?

My year in fanfiction )

My year in fandom )
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[livejournal.com profile] leadensky asked for commentary on "On the Way to Grandmother's House."

Is anyone else convinced the commentaries will make people hate stories they used to like?  Just me?  Okay.  Take that as your warning.

Also, this is much, much longer than the actual story.

(If you read this and decide to rescind your request for another commentary, just let me know.)

pluck out the heart of my mystery )
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[livejournal.com profile] leadensky asked for commentary on "On the Way to Grandmother's House."

Is anyone else convinced the commentaries will make people hate stories they used to like?  Just me?  Okay.  Take that as your warning.

Also, this is much, much longer than the actual story.

(If you read this and decide to rescind your request for another commentary, just let me know.)

pluck out the heart of my mystery )

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