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13 April 2013 @ 12:36 pm
Oh, timeline, how you vex me.  
Have realized I screwed up the timing in latest fic: I've made it weeks instead of months between Transformative Variations and Equivocal Coalescence, and considering I shot Happy in TV, he can't be running around as active as he is in IM II. Unless I pretend the Happy parts didn't happen in my universe, which I could go with since the two scenes with Natalie aren't used in my story. Or I go back and tweak everything I've already posted. Or or or, no one actually notices/remembers/cares.

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in_the_bottlein_the_bottle on April 13th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
The reason I tend not to post WIPs... ;)
Ith: Hiddles - Laughithildyn on April 13th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
I usually don't notice such things till six months after the fact. Like I noticed something in a fic I posted freaking last year when I was reading it last night! Not sure why it popped out at me so soon this time around. I think I need to start keeping my spreadsheet up to date again. I've slacked.
in_the_bottle: ASH Hee!in_the_bottle on April 13th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm never that organised. For timelines, it has to make sense in my head or I simply just can't write it. I tend to have a piece of paper with a line across it and various points written on it. A bit like the "crime timeline" they always have on the whiteboard in Castle when plotting out the final hours of the victim. ;)

I have a feeling that my thought process is just generally logically inclined and anything that don't quite fit tend to just jump out at me even though a lot of the time, other people don't even notice it.

Huh... does that mean I'm a Vulcan? *goes off topic*

Ith: Art - Ring of Brodgar  Orkneyithildyn on April 13th, 2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
I don't do timelines for individual stories, but for the series I do. Otherwise I'd have to go back and reread to remember what this or that person was doing in 1765 or 1820 or 1952. Broadly, I have it in my head, but not so much remembering dates of birth, death, how long it took to take a covered wagon from Virginia to California, that sort of thing. Or what year canon characters were doing specific things in the TV show Highlander.
in_the_bottle: Llama Spamin_the_bottle on April 13th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Oh man, for HL, I'm sure you'll need an unbroken ROLL of paper (like those in old fax machines) that goes on for... I dunno, miles! Imagine Methos' or Amanda's timeline! Well, ok, for Methos it's possible that it will go on for a few hundred years of "hiding in plain sight as a scholar in X place", but that's not the point. :P

I think the fact that the last few long-ish stories I've written tend to skip between past/present have something to do with why I have to plot things out that way.
Ith: Methos - Easily Amusedithildyn on April 13th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
[nods] I write a lot of stories with flashbacks, and they can be their own special hell :D