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05 January 2009 @ 05:27 pm
Sharing A Universe  
You know, if strangevisitor7 and I took all the emails we send back and forth about plot points and what does this character know about that character, and planned/potential stories, we'd have a novel! Well, we already have a spreadsheet [g] I created one for my Bloodties series years ago to keep track of 500 years of immortal storyline, and once I realized how complex what Casey and I were doing was getting, I decided to start off with one for our shared universe. So it has dates and stories that have been written, along with ones we're thinking of writing, along with things we know happened but might not ever be in a story. It's just stuff that's good to know for character motivations. Like I know that Charlotte took Ezra and Maude to London when he was thirteenish and while there, visited Rebecca. May never write it, but I know it happened. And I know that Ezra was the one who introduced Charlotte to Tony Stark at that party in France. Though I've always wanted to write a story with Rebecca, so maybe that one will happen. But you get the idea!

Today, I needed to know what Ezra told the guys about Maude after the end of 'The Truth Is Immortal' so I don't have Charlotte stepping all over it in the story I'm writing that's set a month later. As I told Casey, we'll have better continuity than most TV shows do! I think we have their lives plotted out till about 1928 at this point, and pick them up again around 2002.
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on January 6th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
As I told Casey, we'll have better continuity than most TV shows do! Certainly more than the Whoniverse has! Sounds really interesting tbh and it's a pity more shows *don't* do something like that.
Ithithildyn on January 6th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
It's like our 'show bible' :)

She was vastly amused with me when I said I even knew what happened to a lot of the secondary OC, like Livy the maid. I'm a detail freak [g]
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on January 6th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
I can live with the detail freak thing, it just makes everything fall together in a more cohesive way.

It's not so relevant with the the established characters I'm using, but I find I have all sorts of bits of info about my OFC that will probably never find their way into a fic, but I know they are there so they will influence the way things happen/the way she reacts just by their presence. It's a little odd in one way as I know more about her now than I did when I started writing her years ago - 400 years into her future!
Ithithildyn on January 6th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
That's what i think. If everyone has a 'real life' I think it makes them more meaningful characters to the reader.
Sophie: Dr Whosophiedb on January 6th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Certainly more than the Whoniverse has!

Amen. Though am still watching, for my sins..
she who is the teller of taleslyl_devil on January 6th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
You will definitely have better continuity than most tv shows. And better writing.

The only show I'm positive had plot points laid out was Alias - and we all know how that turned out in the end.

However, I have more faith in the both of you. Truly. :)
Ithithildyn on January 6th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Did I forget to mention Methos hid some Rambaldi drawings in Charlotte's steamer trunk? [g]
tygermamatygermama on January 6th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)

God, I loved Alias before it went all weird.
she who is the teller of tales: so that's what jack's been up tolyl_devil on January 6th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Curse you!

Sark better be the one tasked to steal them back, or I won't care.

Ok, I will care. But I won't like it.

Too much.

(And I don't have a Sark icon, why?)
Ith: Methos - Gunithildyn on January 6th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
You can have anyone you want [g]

I wish medie would write more of those Highlander/Alias crossovers. They were yummy!
I will call her George: Mag 7 - ATFstrangevisitor7 on January 6th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Hey your giving away all our secret plotting. So when does Ezra join the ATF - oh wait different AU
Ith: Iron Man -  Partyithildyn on January 6th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
I've kept the biggest secrets close to my vest [g]

Hey, if you can figure out a way to make it happen... LOL! Wait, I shouldn't encourage you. Or you shouldn't encourage me. I still want to write that AU version of Charlotte in the ATF 'verse.

I just wonder if the Ezra, Tony, and Charlotte in Bali story will ever get written. I really want to know how they almost got her killed!

Edited at 2009-01-06 02:36 am (UTC)
I will call her George: Ironman - 2strangevisitor7 on January 6th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Well i might know what happened in Bali but don't think I'm gonna share - I don't want to piss Charlotte off - she's scary.XD
Ith: Iron Man -  Walkithildyn on January 6th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
What?!?!? I demand you tell me, oh evil one! I've been dying to know what happened in Bali since before I'd ever even heard of Ezra [g]
I will call her George: Mag 7 - Ezra (4)strangevisitor7 on January 6th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Sorry - they wouldn't tell me either - I lied. Ezra told me too he thought it would be funny and promised to tell me if i did but then he lied. he's a cheeky monkey sometimes
Ith: Mag 7 - Ezra Smileithildyn on January 6th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
[glares at you] You toyed with my affections [pout] So did he, for that matter!

I guess Bali remains the great mystery...
I will call her George: Mag 7 -  Ezra Kiddingstrangevisitor7 on January 6th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
But..but... i did it for you..i really thought he might tell me and then i would tell you for real ...*Hangs head* he fooled me too. LOL
Ith: Mag 7 - Ezra Cardsithildyn on January 6th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on January 6th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
tiny question - where was Rebecca when Charlotte met Tony?

for everything else - WOW!
Ith: Art - Royo: Eyesithildyn on January 6th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
Dead [g] Charlotte meets Tony around 2001-2 :)
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on January 6th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)

how about Ceirdwyn? you've got here in there, I bet.
i think
i hope
*makes puppy eyes*
Ithithildyn on January 6th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
You know, she's never 'spoken' to me. Doesn't mean she won't ever, but so far, no dice.
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on January 6th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
well, thought to ask.

Ith: Art - Callanishithildyn on January 6th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Well you never know! I could happen one day :)
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on January 6th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
*hugs you*
I know Methos once said "oh I'm all for choices"...but did any of them ever say either "I live in hope" or "I live and hope"?

it's been bugging me lately; sorry.
catyuycatyuy on January 6th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
"As I told Casey, we'll have better continuity than most TV shows do!"
And we love you for it.
Charlotte is the best OC ever.
Now I'm thinking of all the Highlander and POTC characters and wondering if some of them ever meet Charlotte.
Ith: PotC - Jack: Horizonithildyn on January 6th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Charlotte thanks you [g]

Well, she probably met all the PotC characters. I rather think she probably kept an eye on the Turner offspring through the generations. She would have got along well with Elizabeth, both being from the same class and background. As for Highlander, I know she met Rebecca early on after Jack died, and they stayed in contact over the decades. Obviously Methos -- that's what started all this! Duncan she doens't meet till 'He's a Pirate'.

Edited at 2009-01-06 09:10 pm (UTC)
catyuycatyuy on January 6th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Now I'm kinda hoping that Tony Stark is from the Turner line.
Highlander: What about Amanda, Connor, Darius, Fitz, Robert and Gina, Marcus, Cassandra or even Kronos, Caspian or Silas?
POTC: Gibbs, Barbosa, The monkey Jack, Pintel and Ragetti, or Mullroy and Murtogg?
I'm extremely curious but you don't have to answer.
Ithithildyn on January 6th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Some answers would be spoilers for what I'm currently writing [g] I toyed with the idea of Amanda, but if they knew each other well, then Charlotte would have probably known who Duncan was when they were introduced. And I decided I liked the idea of Rebecca better. But she would know who Amanda was from Rebecca. I could see her at least knowing Robert at some point since they were sorta in the same line of work as it were. She inherited her father's shipping business and has spent a great deal of time at sea during her life.

If they were part of Jack's crew at the time, I'd assume yes. Barbossa, no idea.