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September 11th, 2009


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09:39 pm - Fics I Haven't Written Meme
Stolen from...just about everyone, at this point.

Give me the title of a story I've never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got posted, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I'd been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.
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From:kizmet_42
Date:September 12th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
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21 - a Numb3rs story where Don investigates a private gambling club in LA and Charlie thinks he can beat the system.

I especially loved the mock intervention that the team had to do to keep Charlie from betting the house on roulette.
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 12th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

You would not believe the amount of research that went into this fic; I had to find a reason that our Charlie, usually so pragmatic with his numbers, would believe he could truly beat the system--and I had to know how he would do it!

Writing the mock intervention scene was my reward for getting the research done. *chortles*
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From:rabidsamfan
Date:September 12th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
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Oh, thank you! I know you don't usually dip into fanfic about book characters, but that's what made "Bunter, my Bunter" so much fun. All those little vignettes of incidents from the books retold from Bunter's point of view made my day. The bit from "Five Red Herrings" made me laugh out loud -- poor Bunter was definitely missing civilization! But the part that absolutely wrung my heartstrings was Bunter's side of that long long year when Peter was playing dead and he was stranded alone in the flat at Picadilly.
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 14th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
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*takes a bow*

But the part that absolutely wrung my heartstrings was Bunter's side of that long long year when Peter was playing dead and he was stranded alone in the flat at Picadilly.

I have a scary love for that short story. I'm sure it won't surprise you to learn that I've wanted to write Bunter's side of that long year since I first read "The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba" when I was about 16. Thank goodness for Yuletide! :)
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From:ladybrick
Date:September 12th, 2009 09:04 am (UTC)
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I really enjoyed "Spare Parts"... The relationship between Book and Kaylee wasn't really explored much in the series after that scene in the pilot and I like the sort of quirky friendship you gave them.
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 13th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
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So was it okay that I didn't mention strawberries at all? I kind of thought about it, just to give some readers a callback to the pilot and that scene (sort of), but in the end it didn't fit and I didn't try to make it.
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From:ladybrick
Date:September 13th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I think it would have been a bit forced and they've clearly moved past that.
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From:sallymn
Date:September 12th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
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Coded...

I really rather loved your prose poem of the romance between SG1's Carter and Numb3r's Charlie... at least once I borrowed the books to decode it from the library. A romance written entirely in mathematical formulae, I wouldn't have thought it possible, but of course, it's poignant, totally in character... and very, very precisely plotted :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 14th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
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*pssss* don't tell anyone, but i had a cowriter on this. he's a mathematician i know down here--and he doesn't want anyone to know he helped me write fanfic *g*.

Edited at 2009-09-14 04:05 am (UTC)
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From:sallymn
Date:September 14th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
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My lips are sealed...
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From:feliciakw
Date:September 12th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)

LoC for "Merely Players"

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ThankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouTHANKYOU!!!!

You KNOW how long I've been waiting for a solid, juicy haunted theater fic??? OF COURSE YOU DO!!!! (And I don't care if I was a research source. IT ROCKED!!! \o/)

Spooky, funny, creepy, exciting, heart-tugging . . . it's all here!

I particularly liked the part wherein you trapped Dean in the prop room beneath the stage (because, you know, I'm a sucker for Dean-peril & h/c). His thought process when he realized all the weaponry were props and not good for much of anything was classic Dean.

And the cameo by the GFs was unexpected and kinda sorta hilarious. I love Maggie and Spruce.

You know? You'd think that more theaters would stash salt in convenient locations. Good for Sam for thinking of the green room. :-D

BTW . . . can we have an actual performance of "Who's on First?" on Show? Because that would be hysterical.

Now I totally want a comedy/tragedy icon using the Boys. Bwah!
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 16th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)

Re: LoC for "Merely Players"

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You know I wrote this one just for you. :) Why is it you come up with the best ideas at just the right time? The whole fandom should be grateful.

I'm glad you thought the salt stash was believable--I fought with myself over that one, and finally decided that of course actors would keep salt where they could get at it for snacks! *snerk*
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From:kerravonsen
Date:September 12th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
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I take my hat off to you, I would never ever have thought a LOTR/Numb3rs crossover could be made to work. But "The Reciprocal of Pie" makes all these connections I didn't think of; not just Sam Gamgee's campfire cooking, but all the others as well. And what Larry did with the Palantir, that was awesome, as well as very Larry. (hugs Larry) (hugs Sam) (hugs Charlie)


Edited at 2009-09-12 12:42 pm (UTC)
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 16th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
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I almost didn't post this. I mean, you know me, I'm always going on about the impertinence of people who think they can write Tolkien fanfic, and yet...here this story was, full formed and so awesome it would not be ignored.

(My favorite bit to write was after the bit with the Palantir, because Larry attempting to explain what he was doing to Sam was never going to be easy. *g*)

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