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31 May 2006 @ 07:53 pm
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All you Duncan fans will be happy to know that I'm being a good girl, and working my through season three from the beginning! (season three because that's the earliest season I own). I may take a slight detour later to watch CAH & R6:8 tonight since they're up for discussion tomorrow. I'm up to They Also Serve, and recalling that this was a favourite of mine, I just couldn't remember the title. I'm really bad at remembering ep titles and character names. I get my boss all confused when I'm talking about Lost since I mix up two sets of characters constantly!

I'm working on a new story, going backwards in the series time line from the stories I've written lately. This one actually takes place during Forgive Us Our Trespasses. I've never placed a story during an HL episode, but after trying it for the first time with Shattered, placing a flashback during Ashes to Ashes, I felt a little more confident about trying it again. We'll see how it goes. I initially thought this was going to be a flashback set in the sequel to Shattered, but it seemed to work better as a standalone story, so I went with it. I've finished one section, but it may be a bit too angsty -- even for me! But that's what rewrites are for, after all.

How about Fic FAQ? Since lots of new people have been reading my fic since I started posting here, (Yay! and Thank You!) I've gotten some questions. The most common one being 'how come Immies can have babies?' Answer: they can't, at least not the old fashioned way. Lucia was a scientific miracle. I got the idea from a Classic Trek novel, years ago when it wasn't Classic, it was just Star Trek [g]. It was pointed out that Amanda couldn't have carried Spock because of the differing blood -- Humans, iron based, Vulcans, copper. Not to mention all the other differences. So they would have either had to use a surrogate, or an artificial womb. And his creation would have taken some amazing science. So that piece of information stayed tucked in my brain for years, till the idea of Lucia popped into my head. I figured by the 24th century, the most advanced lab, and relatively unlimited resources could result in a baby with an Immortal parent.

The other thing is that I was writing my 'triumvirate' way before I'd even heard of Anita Blake, let alone read the books. So no, I didn't copy the idea from the novels. It's a mere coincidence, and there's no magical powers involved in mine, or the fancy title :) Not to mention that I actually like Methos and can't stand Richard -- though I'm very fond of Jean-Claude, and Methos and LaCroix have a long history together as comrades and family. And Triona isn't an all powerful super hero -- though there are days she'd probably like to be! (I really need to pester Nin to finish her Anita Blake/Forever Knight/Highlander xover)

 
 
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eveningblue: Duncan Methos Trusteveningblue on June 1st, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
"They Also Serve" is one of my favorite episodes, in part because of its focus on the Watchers, but also because I love the flashback. IMO it's one of the few in which Duncan actually has real chemistry with the woman he's paired with. I love her! (Forgetting her name now, sorry!)

I haven't read anything you've posted because I am unfamiliar with the Star Trek characters who are in your stories. But I'd definitely be interested in reading a non-crossover episode-related story.
Ith: Lilac Bridgeithildyn on June 1st, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Mei Lei -- though I'm probably spelling it wrong.

I appreciate it, but I have to confess, this one is a crossover too. I've only written a handful of non xover stories ever, and all those were Forever Knight. As for the Star Trek, some have ST characters, but a lot of them are just set in that future. Needed a place to stick a planet and all :) Who knows? If say, Firefly had been on the air back in 1997, maybe that would have been the future we picked.
Ith: yoda guyithildyn on June 1st, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Picking up from where I got lost last night... :) Probably the two most recent stories I've written that are the least 'crossovery' featuring pretty much just HL characters and original ones, would be "Broken Window" and "First Sunrise". Not a Star Trek character in site :)
Becca: Jean-Claude in Boots by beccadgbeccadg on June 1st, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
I was writing my 'triumvirate' way before I'd even heard of Anita Blake

*Giggles.* I've always liked a good menage a trois, threesome, or triumvirate. Whatever it's being called. That a couple of the ones I'm running members of in a game right now are from the Anita Blake books is a matter of my liking the characters, not of being new to the grouping.

can't stand Richard

Aww, I like Richard through Blue Moon. As far as I'm concerned the series jumps the shark with Narcissus in Chains.
Ith: Sharpe - Swordithildyn on June 1st, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
I dunno what it's being called myself :) I'd forgotten you were an Anita fan too.

I loan my copies to my boss. Talk about bizarre. I even put the last one in a plain brown wrapper as a joke. He likes them, I like them, but we can't really talk about them [snicker]
Becca: Jean-Claude/Aeryn by beccadgbeccadg on June 1st, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
I dunno what it's being called myself :)

I think I use "threesome" most, then maybe "trio." The French I'm never sure I've got spelled right, and triumvirate is about power sharing in Rome or ABVH.

I'd forgotten you were an Anita fan too.

Heh, not sure calling me an "Anita" fan is accurate when in my AU these days Asher keeps her head in snow globe on his desk. I do still love a number of the characters from the series. I've got one of my Opinion Quick Guides on it over here.

I loan my copies to my boss. Talk about bizarre. I even put the last one in a plain brown wrapper as a joke.

I have no intention of ever touching a copy of Micah. I don't know if ID was well and truly the last book I'll read though. I may cave and give Danse Macabre a try, even if I can't helping groaning that she's even recycling titles now.
Ith: Sharpe - Batsithildyn on June 1st, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
Heh, not sure calling me an "Anita" fan is accurate when in my AU these days Asher keeps her head in snow globe on his desk.

I didn't mean the character, was just too lazy to type "Anite Blake: Vampire Hunter" series fan :)

Asher! I adore Asher.

I'm trying to think, but I'm not sure I've ever referred to Triona/LaCroix/Methos as anything -- other than odd [g] Vampires do give you a lot more relationship leeway!
Becca: Magneto/Endymion from fikgirlbeccadg on June 1st, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
I didn't mean the character, was just too lazy to type "Anite Blake: Vampire Hunter" series fan :)

Heh, I use ABVH when I'm talking about the series. I might not be able to completely avoid referencing her name with her being the main character, but I can reduce her to two letters. ;)

Asher! I adore Asher.

*Nods.* My top 5 favorite characters over on the Quick Guide are: Jean-Claude, Asher, Richard, Jason, and Zerbrowski.

I'm trying to think, but I'm not sure I've ever referred to Triona/LaCroix/Methos as anything -- other than odd

The first things I wrote up online where some dreams I had where the threesome was the boys in the icon and me. :D
Ninjababe: woofninjababe on June 1st, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
Huh?
I really need to pester Nin to finish her Anita Blake/Forever Knight/Highlander xover

[blink blink] What?

Maybe I'll get to it this weekend... Maybe