is gone back home. I'll be joining her there on Tuesday, and I have approximately a ton of things to do in the meanwhile. Watch some DVDs, for starters, including O Brother (still haven't seen it!) and Jurassic Park (am finally going to see it in English! Hopefully Ian Malcolm will be just as enjoyable.). I have some Farscape to watch in English too, while I'm at it, among which the cartoon episode. I'm in for a laugh.
And if I find myself a couple free hours, there'll be a second viewing of Mononoke Hime. Bought myself the soundtrack yesterday, been listening to it non stop. It's sparking muses, too.
Oh, and houses7177
really liked Harshness, cold and deceit
, the birthday fic I wrote for her. That made my day yesterday, though I haven't had time to respond to her reply. I was just ecstatic. I'd been so anxious about it, since what she writes is so very good... Not to mention that my AB books are very much not at home and that I was quite worried that I might be twisting Edward to my wishes/needs. Apparently not. Yay! I'm actually really grateful for this whole birthday fic cgwriting
started, because I don't think I would have ever written this particular fic if it hadn't been for it. houses had a list of characters she liked, and Narcissa and Edward basically jumped out at me while I was looking it over. Or, more characteristically, Narcissa raised an eyebrow at me and Edward made a very discreet hand motion, face betraying nothing. I think they work wonderfully together.
Besides, it got me to write about all the Malfoys, and that's always something I love. (The only actor who has signed up for OotP, according to imdb, is Jason. There'll be at least that reason to go see the movie. His Lucius is absolutely magnificent, and rather scary too, in a sends-shivers-down-your-spine way. In a very human way, really. All hail to Jason.) I even threw some Zabini in there - couldn't help myself, and it did work with the story, it wasn't just a pointless cameo. Those Slytherins are so very fascinating to write.
Anyway. I've also been thinking about the way I write, which I think has really evolved these past few months. In a very good way. I've completely gone past the stage of "let's get so and so together" - not that I don't write those fics anymore, just that when I do, which is no longer a requisite, it's not just about that. I feel quite good about some of my recent productions, and those I feel most good about, surprisingly, don't really pair up anybody: A Flight of Fancy
, Thou Liv'st forever
, and now Harshness, cold and deceit
I'll need to use those few days on my own to really plan what I'm going to write next. I do need to go over and rewrite most of Out of Memory and Time
, which I will post on the wadingpool
to make it as good as possible as I go. I also have to work on the next episode of Gaia (http://cometogaia.free.fr/
), focusing on Steve - title unknown as of now, probably something music-related. There's another original project of mine that needs working on, untitled as well for the moment, about yet again homosexuality and the way to fit in the world. For those of you who know of my obsession for the then unknown hotness that belonged to one of Buffy's former boyfriends, the kid's name is Fab. *wicked smirk*
Those are the most "urgent," I suppose. I have been attacked by several plot bunnies lately, but I'm doing a good job filing them away for later use, so far. Let's just hope they'll keep being that easy to deflect for a while.
Anyway, here's Harshness, cold and deceit
. For you BR-people who haven't read AB, just in case you wanna give it a try, let me just explain very quickly what you need to know: the Anitaverse happens nowadays, only the supernatural is part of everyday life. The US is the first country to grant vampires civil rights, and weres of all sorts (there aren't just wolves, but also leopards, lions, swans, etc - and one of my favourites, rats) are being discriminated against. Edward is a bounty hunter, he likes to take out the "monsters" (weres and vamps, really). He's a cold-blooded killer with quite a personality disorder. He can slip as effortlessly into his Death persona (total absence of emotion) as into his Ted persona (Ted Forrester, one of his identities, lives in New Mexico, has a very Southern accent, wears a cowboy hat, can be quite charming and is actually engaged to a New Age woman called Donna, who has two kids - it even seems as if Ted loves her and her kids). Edward's a bit of an enigma, since very little is known about his past, and he's very hard to figure out. There, I think you're good now.
(Oh, and twixou
, to shamelessly pique your interest: personally, I have this fantasy of mine where Edward is just Sark in a few years' time. I'm sure an older David would be perfect for the role, but even as far as characterisation is concerned, Sark could have become Edward in the right circumstances.)( Harshness, cold and deceit )