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12 March 2008 @ 12:04 am
Story updates and book-space  

 

 

I received my weasley_fest assignment.  It doesn't call for much plot, but the plot bunnies keep diving on it, so I hope my recipient won't be disappointed!

 

The Tales from the Slytherin Common Room has years one, five and six completed with part of seven written, so still three and a half years to write before I can let a beta loose on it.

 

Here Be Dragons, which is the title of the story of Hermione's first year teaching at Hogwarts covering the event of Transfigurations and continuing to the end of the that year just won't stop growing!  There are now multiple Ministry plots and meetings of the old DA.  This one is so very much not going to be finished any time soon.  I don't want to post any of it until it's completed, although I may start posting before it's entirely beta read, because there are so many plot offshoots I keep having to go back and tweak things.  It's a monster.  *heads desk*

 

There's also another Rita Skeeter story in the works, a story in which Rolf Scamander brings Luna Lovegood home to meet his parents sometime after the ending of Fantastic Beasts, a story about Charlie and the DREAM team (Dragon Reserves Exchanging Animals for Mating) in post-Soviet Ukraine, a short story with Andromeda Black and a short Firefly story about a moment between Wash and Zoe.

 

So, it is not that there is not storytime at the moment, but that inkvoices is working on little bits of multiple stories to appease the plot bunnies.  *grins*

 

On the non-fanfiction writing front: I'm writing a story for a friend's birthday that's a modern take on Cinderella, with the moral of the story being that glass footwear is dangerous, children, and you may end up in the A&E.

 

Also, last week I co-wrote a Murder Mystery, which was the first Murder Mystery script I've ever wrote and was, in fact, the first Murder Mystery night I've ever been to.  BUT it worked (aka at least three people figured it out) and people seemed to enjoy it.  There was a hit and run, poisonings by chlorine and the Chancellor was drowned in the local river.  There was great confusion over who was sleeping with who, pizza was an important plot point and one of the 'characters' was a Scottish Muslim who wanted Scottish Independence and was sending death threats to the Chancellor because he was supposedly anti-Scottish.  The ten actors we had playing the principle characters were great with our Scot even turning up in a kilt!

 

In other news: I tried to cut down my book collection today, because I have to pack up and go back home on Friday and I have far too many fiction books here at uni, never mind at home, only there was a slight problem.  I took a nice pile of books to the market…and the bookstall man gave me books in exchange.  I came back with less books than I left with and I do want to read The Time Traveller's Wife, but I still have book-space issues. 

 

Terry Prachett has L-space, where all libraries in space and time are connected to each other.  I would like B-space, book-space where I can open one book and suddenly have access to all the books I linked it to, or hid inside it, because it would be fun and because it would make packing books a hell of a lot easier.  Unless of course it still weighed the same…

 

  

 
 
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romanesca08 on March 12th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I would love to read that Cinderella story if you'd ever care to share. :P
inkvoicesinkvoices on March 12th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'll have to ask Steph if it's okay, since it's for her, but she probably won't mind. I'm just glad she changed her mind from the prompt about the seaside and the zombie bunnies, which I had no idea how to start!

*is liking the appropriate looking icon*
sugar_fey: washzoe2sugar_fey on March 12th, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
*sings* Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes, they've got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses, and what's with all the carrots? What do they need such good eyesight for anyway? Bunnies, bunnies it must be bunnies!!!!

Sorry, I've been watching way too much Buffy That's where the quote in your icon is from, I hope you know. Otherwise this comment is going to seem very weird...

Yay for Lunafic! Yay for ongoing plots that have no foreseeable ending! Yay for Charlie! And OMG, Wash and Zoe! I'd love to see a Wash/Zoe from you. Welcome to writing the cutest couple ever.

I'd like to see the Cinderella fic, too.
inkvoices: F:kaylee_shinyinkvoices on March 12th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, I didn't know that was where the icon quote came from. I just liked the idea of a bunny plot lol. There was another one that was a Death Eater icon saying "there's nothing we can't face...except for bunnies". Is that from the same place? Heh, and now you're going to have to explain. *grins* Were there vampire bunnies?

I just have too many bunnies, but they're fun to play with ;o) The Wash/Zoe is outlined but it might be a few weeks before I manage to iron out the dialogue.

I'll ask Steph is she minds, because the Cinderella fic is going to be hers, but she'll probably say yes.
sugar_fey: meerkatsugar_fey on March 12th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Ah! Allow me to explain. The bunny quotes come from the famed 'musical' episode of Buffy, an episode where everyone bursts into song as if they were living in a musical. It's helarious. The Bunny Song is sung by a character called Anya, an ex-demon who is terrified of rabbits. The number is complete with strobe lights, power chords and air guitar. You could probably find a clip on YouTube if you felt like looking- it's too funny.

Bunnies are evil. They take over the brain and distract from lectures.

I look forward to seeing a Wash/Zoe from you! Wash is fun to write dialogue for. And I can't wait to read more Luna/Rolf!
inkvoicesinkvoices on March 13th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
*grins* I'll have to keep an eye out for that - funny!

Bunnies are definitely evil. There was not going to be Wash/Zoe or more Luna/Rolf, but the bunnies are conspiring against me. Heh, Wash's dialogue is fun to play with, but I keep getting twity over whether or not it's true to form. I'll have to watch his Firefly moments some more and have a practise I think.
sugar_fey: washzoe1sugar_fey on March 13th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
The way I write Washspeak is this: take any dialogue and try to see how it can be said in a slightly quirky, unusual fashion. For example, when I was writing some lines for Wash where he was saying something like "I'd protect you," I wrote it as "I'll be the manly, protector-type person." Same info, different expression. It's rediculously entertaining.

Now I have bunnies. Damn you! Can we ever have a conversation where one of us isn't bitten by a rabid plot bunny?

Oh, and lucky you to have a paid account with no ads and all that icon space. *sighs* If only...
Risie: Erecto- Hermione is so forward!risiepookie on March 12th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm intrigued! I'll be looking forward to reading the fics when they come out. Good for you for not posting until you're doing. When I was new to fandom, I started 2 WIPs and it's been hell to try to get updates out. It makes me feel guilty!

Good luck with the packing! :o)
inkvoices: hp:hermione_heavenwardinkvoices on March 12th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Heh, I started an X Men WIP before X3 came out and once I'd seen the film the fic seemed to go South, but I didn't want to delete it in case there was still hope for the poor thing, so it's still sitting on ff.net with the label 'hiatus'. *sigh* I have learnt my lesson.

*groan* Not the packing! Anything but the packing! Bring back the annoying little kid in the closet!