thedeadparrot: (silent sigh)
(posted by on Jul. 28th, 2013 07:51 pm)
So, I've been sort of wandering around mentally trying to do too many things at once. In the grand tradition of, um, other people or something, I am going to post a poll and make you guys pick something for me to work on.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10

Which project should I work on next?

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Post-apocalyptic fic! Maybe inspired by nifty video game concept art.
3 (30.0%)

Computer terminal fic. Explore a character's computer via a command-line interface!
2 (20.0%)

Fast and Furious sedoretu. Actually figure out a plot for this and rewatch the first movie.
5 (50.0%)

Something else, which I will explain in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

I'm sure I have, like, ten other projects that I am just not remembering right now. Whoops.
thedeadparrot: (bloody hell)
(posted by on Oct. 25th, 2011 08:14 pm)
Bleh. I've been having trouble writing lately, mostly out of, I dunno, a lack of commitment and interest. I miss writing! It gave me such pleasing endorphin hits.

I had this sort of vague idea for a Good Will Hunting AU. Mark would, of course, be Will, the genius from the wrong side of the tracks with the sharp tongue and the chip on his shoulder. Dustin can be Chuckie, the hilarious sidekick character who is bad at picking up chicks. Eduardo can be the confused Harvard girlfriend. Sean can be the psychology prof. Peter Theil can be the douchey MIT math prof. The Winklevii are, of course, like them apples. It all works so well! Alas, I tried to write pieces of it, and I'm just not feeling the story as a whole. It'd take a lot to adapt it so that Mark's character could fit into Will's place in the narrative, and I just don't care enough to put the work in.

I went back and reread some older fic in fandoms I haven't really read in a while. It's kind of amazing to go back and look at your ~influences~ and see how they hold up. Pretty damn well, if I do say so myself.

Still enjoying Revenge! It feels like they're still setting stuff up, but it also feels like they know exactly where they're going and how they're going to get there. I really like Daniel as a character, and that's a tough act to pull. Actually, I like all of the characters except Declan. That kid needs to DIAF.

Have somewhat added Vampire Diaries to my slate of TV watching. It's trashy and fun and much better put together than True Blood, as crazy as that sounds. It's like not having an HBO budget is forcing them to actually rely on characterization and plot instead of whatever gimmick they've decided to come up with for the season.
thedeadparrot: (angel alley)
(posted by on Oct. 2nd, 2011 07:48 am)
So I have this thing where I can only really work on one fannish project at a time, but like, I have at least two happening right now and it's making me feel a little crazycakes.

On the other hand, I really want a cyberpunk AU where Mark is the head of one of the evil corporations instead of one of the plucky upstart hackers. He'd be so much better at being the machine rather than one of the ones raging against it. Seriously, wouldn't that be awesome? Dustin would be the head of R&D. Eduardo would be in charge of the money, and as someone born into a certain social class, it would be understood that he'll be the one responsible for setting up the secret global corporate conspiracy with all of the other megacorporations. Chris would be the AI responsible for monitoring and maintaining Facebook's image to the world. And Mark, well, Mark would sit as his desk in his huge office with its huge windows that overlook an orange/brown/black city, and he would plot new ways of using Facebook to further the conspiracy's goals.

I wish more people would write evil!powerhungry!Mark. I would read all of it.
thedeadparrot: (eowyn jude)
(posted by on Dec. 20th, 2010 09:42 pm)
You have no idea how much I want a Sherlock version of Life on Mars.

Like, one day a suspect shoots Sherlock and he falls off a tall building or maybe he gets hit by a bus or whatever. Then he wakes up in his room in Baker Street with Mrs. Hudson fussing about his eating habits and John Watson looking over his injuries. It should be completely normal, but the year is 1889, John keeps calling him 'Holmes' and texting and the internet haven't been invented yet, OH NOES.

Watson's certain Sherlock has gone off the deep end, and Lestrade is mostly confused, and Sherlock is getting annoyed because he shouldn't have to know that they don't currently have antibiotics. That's a waste of hard drive space, after all, even if no one knows what the fuck he's talking about.

I made the Yuletide deadline, wheee!
thedeadparrot: john watson palming his face (facepalm)
(posted by on Dec. 12th, 2010 10:21 am)
Fuck, I am at the point in my Sherlock obsession where I can (and want to) AU the shit out of anything.

Like, for example, I am watching The Thingy of Whatzit Quantum of Solace. Clearly, this calls for an AU where Sherlock gets roped into MI-6 by Mycroft after he graduates, because it's better than letting him get bored enough to do drugs on a regular basis. And Sherlock is resistant at first, but then he can run around a lot and get shot at and also study all different and interesting sorts of people and make them give him things. Plus, he was going to wear all the smashing, gorgeously tailored suits anyway.

On a routine mission in, IDK, Italy or something, Sherlock ends up in the middle of a chase and has to steal a British ex-army doctor's moped with said British ex-army doctor still on it. (Mopeds are totally cool, and John would totally have one.) Even when they manage to escape, this means that John is now in danger too! Oh no! This must mean that John has to help Sherlock do whatever highly dangerous and confidential mission stuff he needs to do.

Sherlock isn't used to working with other people in any sort of extended capacity, but he is fascinated by the way John handles a gun so comfortably and how John seems to take danger in stride. In short, Sherlock really wants to jump John's bones, except that there are more pressing matters to attend to.

Then, in Paris, one of Moriarty's henchmen shoots Sherlock in the abdomen during an extended action scene that may or may not involve a car chase. (And of course, Moriarty is the Bond villain. He's practically a Bond villain as it is.) They can't go to a hospital and so John is forced to BE A BAMF DOCTOR in their hotel room and treat it there. And that, of course, means Sherlock wandering around all half-naked and bandaged and John with his sleeves rolled up to his elbows washing blood off his latex gloves and showing off his tan lines. Um, not that I am particularly attached to those mental images or anything. It's entirely possible that they have some "yay, we're in an action movie and we're still alive!" sex right then and there.

After that, they run around a lot more as Sherlock tries to stop Moriarty from hijacking the Bruce-Partington Project and all the missiles related to that. There is a confrontation in the pool involving explosives, but this time John runs around trying to disable all the snipers while Sherlock has a vicious hand-to-hand combat fight with Moriarty. Five bazillion containers explode EVERYWHERE in the background for better lighting effects. And in the end, Moriarty gets the crap kicked out of him, Mycroft swings in with the cavalry and a bon mot, and Sherlock is all happy with a job well done.

Of course, the epilogue takes place in Mycroft's very white and stainless steel office, where Mycroft is telling Sherlock that he will be getting a long term partner for his missions. Sherlock is, of course, sulking about this, because he thinks people are stupid, and he works perfectly well without other people mucking it up. Well, he sulks right up until the point where John wanders in wearing a sharp suit. Sherlock is like 0.o, and John is like, "Sorry about that. We didn't think you'd accept it any other way."

And Mycroft is like, "Yeah, we recruited him right out of Afghanistan."

And Sherlock is like, "Fine, I'll work with him I guess," in a way that would totally be more convincing if he wasn't trying to eyefuck John at the same time.


I swear I'm actually making progress with [ profile] yuletide, despite the way this may look. I promise. I have a premise! I have a bunch of words related to that premise! I have ideas for more words! I count this as progress.

Also, thanks to everyone who helped me out yesterday! I am obviously feeling a lot better today, and your help is much appreciated!
thedeadparrot: (atlantis)
(posted by on Feb. 3rd, 2008 03:15 pm)
Man, has anyone else had that bit of cognitive dissonance where you're thinking, "My fic is awesome! I should be getting pages of feedback on this!" and also, "Why are people saying nice things about this? I fail as a writer!" at the same time?

Just me, then? Okay.

I still have so much homework to do. Stupid Algorithms and Econometrics.

As for SGA, I really want Nancy fic where she's awesome and kind of pressured into marrying John, but she's okay with it, because hey, he's not that bad a guy, and then their relationship falls apart due to John not being there and the way she realizes that this isn't really what she wants, it's what their parents want, and she leaves because it's better than staying. Someone want to write that for me?

Also, I heard there's some sort of football game going on, tonight? Anyone else know about this?
thedeadparrot: (bloody hell)
(posted by on Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:36 pm)
i kind of really want to write an au off of mensa-verse where rod's a drummer in a band, ronon's his bassist, zelenka's on keyboard teyla fronts it, and they need to find a guitarist. enter sheppard. he's arrogant and distant and a bit uptight, but he can play like no else.

and maybe, with a little help, he can learn to loosen up a bit.

um. yeah.

okay, i think the stress from this past week is getting to me. i feel not-on-top-of-things this semester. i suspect this may be because i'm stupid.

so fanarchive is going to be written with ruby on rails. which means i need to teach myself yet another syntax. blech.

i want to see american gangster tomorrow, but there's apparently a tropical storm coming through. yay.


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