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May 4th, 2011


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09:07 pm - Larry/Megan story poll
Disclaimer (mostly for kerravonsen, since she knows I have two stories on deadline right now): I am not currently working on this, which would be a sort-of AU sequel to my fic Turn The Hearts Of The Fathers. But I am interested in writing it sometime, if I can find the right emotional hook and journey for the characters.

Hence, this poll


Poll #1738154 Larry/Megan story thoughts

Suppose Larry and Megan concieved a child together just before she left L.A. What would happen next?

Larry would propose; Megan would decline
1(20.0%)
Larry would propose; Megan would accept
2(40.0%)
Larry would not propose right away
0(0.0%)
Megan would propose, Larry would say yes
0(0.0%)
They would plan to raise the child but not marry
0(0.0%)
Something else, which I will tell you about below
2(40.0%)

If they did marry, or want to raise the child together, where would they live?

Los Angeles (or nearby)
0(0.0%)
New York (close to Megan's family)
0(0.0%)
Washington D.C. or the environs
3(100.0%)
Space
0(0.0%)
Other, which I will elaborate on in a comment
0(0.0%)

Will Megan still get her doctorate and pursue her dream?

Of course!
0(0.0%)
Yes, but she'll take it slower.
2(66.7%)
Larry will be a stay-at-home dad.
0(0.0%)
She'll put it off for a few more years.
0(0.0%)
No, she'll become a housewife
0(0.0%)
Other
1(33.3%)

Reactions from family and friends might include:

WTF?
1(16.7%)
Congrats!
2(33.3%)
So when's the wedding?
1(16.7%)
You're keeping it?
0(0.0%)
Does this mean you're coming back to LA?
1(16.7%)
*squee*
0(0.0%)
uncomfortable silence
0(0.0%)
You didn't use protection?
0(0.0%)
Other, which I will add below
1(16.7%)

One thing I would most like to see touched on in a Larry/Megan baby story:




Do feel free to leave suggestions or entertaining thoughts in the comments. :)
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Comments:


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From:astrogirl2
Date:May 5th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
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I have no idea what the answers to any of these questions might be, but I do find myself interested in the idea of reading fic that shows me. :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 5th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
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Good to know. That's actually one reason I posted this; I'm going to be more likely to write it if I feel there's some interest out there. (I already had a couple of readers ask if there would be a sequel, so...)

<3 Larry/Megan. And I didn't know how much I wanted to see them deal with making a family until I wrote that other story. Yikes. :)
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From:astrogirl2
Date:May 5th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
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It's a rather weird thought for them, honestly, but I am curious about their reactions. :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 5th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
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I know, they're so very... unconventional. I love this pairing, because even though they're not typical, they're very much what I always sort of thought a relationship could/should be, mature and affectionate and thoughtful.
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From:kalquessa
Date:May 5th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
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The thing is, with Megan and Larry, I could be sold on almost any answer to the first few questions. Because they're so unconventional to begin with and they both come to things with so much (so, so much) more caution and analysis and general thinkiness than most people do. So it would really be a matter of what you felt you could write convincingly rather than a question of what you think would be in-character. IMHO.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 5th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
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You're quite right, of course; this may be why I'm having a bit of hard time pinning the story down! :)

So it would really be a matter of what you felt you could write convincingly rather than a question of what you think would be in-character.

And, see, I'm not sure that'll help me much either, because I know these characters well, and I think I could write most of the combinations the above questions would give us. (Although I can't quite see Megan proposing in this situation, or see her becoming a housewife.) Hmmm.
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From:kalquessa
Date:May 5th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
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In that case, I say pick the scenario you like best for whatever reason and write that! Or pick the one you think the most people will like, since that will get you the biggest audience. Though that's trickier to guess at and I always say that if you can't be sure of making everyone happy, at least make sure *you* are one of the happy ones.
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From:feliciakw
Date:May 5th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
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For question #1, Larry would propose, but Megan would not accept right away.

Also, there might be talk of wormholes.

Seems I had more to say when I was reading the questions, but it escapes me now.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 6th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
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There would probably be talk of wormholes, yes. :)

I'll take any other thoughts you come up with!
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From:dragonine
Date:May 25th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm putting in .02 worth of, please write this!

I think they would discuss marriage but ultimately raise the baby as a couple, not necessarily married.

I picture the reaction to this news to be a Squee...but with a bit of a blink beforehand. "Um, huh? Oh. Not what I was expecting. OK. Sweet! Where are you registered?" In my head this is where Charlie starts designing the mobile he's going to make for the baby.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 26th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
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Aw, yay! :) It'll be a ways down the pipeline, but I hope I do.

I think they would discuss marriage but ultimately raise the baby as a couple, not necessarily married.

I can see this for them, but then again, Larry can be startlingly old-fashioned on occasion. Even if they didn't get married for a while, they might eventually.

Aw! I love the image of Charlie making a mobile for Larry's baby. May I steal that?
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From:dragonine
Date:May 26th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
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You're right. I can now picture the proposal in my head, and it's heartbreakingly Larry.

Please feel free to use Charlie and his mobile. I'm not sure how 'crafty' he would be but perhaps he could get Alan to do the actual construction from his design. Huh. After typing that I realized I don't think I have any canon to back up Alan being handy. Engineer does not necessarily translate to that. Oh well, somehow the mobile ends up being amazing and I won't overthink it, I'll leave that to you!

Thank you for all your fic, it's fantastic without exception.
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From:dragonine
Date:May 26th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
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And I completely forgot to add that thinking about this yesterday I could picture very clearly Larry using the phrase, "Megan is with child". I struck me as very Larry.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 27th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
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Oh, definitely. Hee.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 27th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, I will file the mobile away for later. I bet Charlie could find people at the university who could help him make the mobile according to his specs. (Maybe some of RayRay's students are on the practical end?)

Thank you for all your fic, it's fantastic without exception.

Thank YOU. That's very flattering--I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my stories! :)

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