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January 17th, 2006


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10:31 pm - Numb3rs, numb3rs everywhere....
Okay, yeah, a couple of random links and yet more random thoughts on this show.

First, I'd just like to say that I am having a very hard time finding LJ icons that feature Larry. *pouts* I will write fic for anyone who makes me a cool/funny/wise Larry icon, or points me to a free-to-grab one that is particularly cool. *borrows Charlie's puppy-dog eyes to beg you all*

I was getting a bit disturbed at the lack of gen fans and gen fic for Numb3rs on LJ. Fortunately, during a Google search, I discovered this mailing list, Numb3r Crunching. It's gen only, with an emphasis on fic writing and episode discussion (rather like a young version of CascadeTimes for The Sentinel). Yay! Finally!

And in conjuction with that, let me present a small but growing archive of gen Numb3rs fic: The CalSci Library. It's run by Wolfpup (for those of you who have visted her Sentinel archive Wolfpup's Den), and has a few rather promising writers in it, particularly case-story-writer Zubeneschamali.

I must confess something. Occasionally, when the mood strikes me or when I am writer's-blocked on a current project, I will turn on my laptop and randomly start writing a angsty, usually action or hurt/comfort, snippet in whatever fandom I'm most obsessed with at the time. Purely for fun. No one ever sees these snippets, until and unless they either spawn or join with another to create a proper story. Well, last night, it was a Numb3rs snippet, and I discoverd something slightly odd: I think it's going to be easier for me to write Larry-pov than any other character on that show. Don's not bad, but also not that easy; I can write fine dialogue for Alan, but pov? um...; and Charlie, while I love him, is NOT EASY, mathgeekthatheis.

Larry's voice, on the other hand, comes easily from some back portion of my brain. The part that speaks profoundly and can get away with using $200 words to do it. :-D

Did I already say I need a Larry icon?
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From:mistraltoes
Date:January 18th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the links. It's amusing, if a little frustrating, to see the varying definitions of gen. The Yahoo list says no shipfic, and the archive has several stories marked Adult, so they're apparently using the 'not slash' definition. ::sigh:: If this 'no shipping' definition takes over fandom, where's a gal gonna go for some non-explicit romance sprinkled into her fic? But I think the list is going to be interesting, so thanks again.

I look forward to some Larry POV. :) But I think you'll find that you're soon able to do Alan as well--I'm very impressed with your Alan voice, plus in the last fic you showed some good insight into what raising a gifted child would be like. You probably have all the pieces of Alan in your head, but just need them to come together. If you keep writing Numb3rs fic, I think they will eventually.

And I share your desire for a good Larry icon. :(
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the links. It's amusing, if a little frustrating, to see the varying definitions of gen. The Yahoo list says no shipfic, and the archive has several stories marked Adult, so they're apparently using the 'not slash' definition.

Watch my preconceptions at work. :-P I came into online fandom through The Sentinel, in which "gen" meant "no slash," but the idea of genfic as non-ship-fic kind of appeals to me, too (in the sense that I prefer my Don/Terry or Larry/Megan or Charlie/Amita as sprinkles on the plot, not the main flavor).

And I didn't even NOTICE that the archive and the list are using different definitions. Heh. I was just glad to fall into a community where I didn't have to duck a couple of particularly squicky slash pairings *shudder*.

But I think the list is going to be interesting, so thanks again.

Ooo, did you join? *bouncy*

I look forward to some Larry POV. :)

As I said, H/C snippet (concussed!Larry is fun to write....um, now I'm embarassed), so unless it goes somewhere plotwise, it may be a while. We'll see, though. :-)

But I think you'll find that you're soon able to do Alan as well--I'm very impressed with your Alan voice, plus in the last fic you showed some good insight into what raising a gifted child would be like. You probably have all the pieces of Alan in your head, but just need them to come together. If you keep writing Numb3rs fic, I think they will eventually.

Yeah? *is encouraged and flattered* I mean, his dialogue isn't hard to hear, at all, I just think I don't always understand what he's thinking, behind it. Of course, that could just be that I'm, you know, mid-twenties instead of mid...fifties? sixty? :-P
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From:trinityday
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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I was getting a bit disturbed at the lack of gen fans and gen fic for Numb3rs on LJ.

It's the same in just about all fandoms. Not always so bad that it's disturbing, but there's never as much gen out there as I'd like there to be.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
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It's the same in just about all fandoms. Not always so bad that it's disturbing, but there's never as much gen out there as I'd like there to be.

That's true. It's just easier for me to ignore in fandoms where the 2 main character's aren't BROTHERS. The second someone makes some comment about...something...that violates the Eppes' family dynamic (I watch the show cause it feels like home, people, not just for the hot men or the math) makes me want to bleach my brain.

Also, I was a member of CascadeTimes for quite a while before joining LJ; being in a gen-only mailing list spoiled me rotten. :-)
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From:trinityday
Date:January 28th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I'm just venturing into the Prison Break fandom, and finding the exact same thing. You people do realize that you're allowed to love your family without it being sexual, right?
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From:jd3000
Date:January 18th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Well heck, I was trolling for caps to make an icon then realized I am not quite up to the task, having no knowledge whatsoever of the show, unlike just about any of my other projects. :-D So, in compensation, I offer a humble link.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/numb3rs_icons/

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 18th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
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*snicker*

Well, I've been to that community before, and still had a hard time finding Larry icons (some of the people who post there put their icons on their LJs and friendslock them, so I'd have to join the community to...hmmm. maybe I should just join the community), but there are some being posted right now, so I may just have to scout around and see what I come up with. :-)

Gracias.
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From:jd3000
Date:January 18th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Asante kushukuru.

-JD

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