Mon, Nov. 10th, 2008, 04:48 am
Yep, the monster is back on ff.net. A shorter chapter, actually just the part in the Town. It was SUPPOSED to be part of the whole of chapter 13. However the Town plays with the trio's heads timewise, and it was too confusing having it in with normal timed other Narnia. It was a dark chapter, but neccessary. I'm getting a lot of calls for suspian fluff... there's a bit that's fluffy on ch 14, but mostly political and actiony.
I've been wanting to bitch about this for awhile, but have been too polite to. However, I'm pretty tired of people felling like they are allowed to berate me for not updating on their own personally approved timelines. Hate to break it too you folks, but RL does happen. For everyone who was sweet and nice and patient, thanks. :)
*steps off soap box*
Anyway, the Town part wasn't fun to write and therefore I didn't write it until now. Think it was depressing to read? Imagine sitting there in that all day writing it. Yeck. But ch 14 is 60% done. My brains starting to get back in this fandom, so maybe I'll be able to get it out soon. Meh. Gotta go to work.
I think this is the last one that will distract me. It was actually written because of carla's wondering why Peter didn't just kill Jonah in the ship. She wanted Ed to give Peter Rhindon and let him go to town. lol. So I wrote this to make her happier. It is by FAR not my best work, and I think Jonah caves too quickly. But I didn't feel like dragging it out, so here it is.
Beast Insert Chapter follow-up
IT WILL BE "DRUG" UNTIL THE DAY I DIE.
lol. I just felt like saying that. Yeah yeah yeah, I know. It is technically dragged. But I can assure the good people of the world that this Midwesterm girl has never ever dragged anything across the yard. I have upon many occasions drug something across the yard. My husband drug a tree limb yesterday. No illegal activities were involved. It was not done against the tree limb's will.
After searching around on the web, I have found that using "drug" is common in the Midwest, and until everyone started mentioning it to me in reviews that I was wrong, I was positive that was how it was used. I have NEVER heard anyone say they "dragged" something. I do hear "umpto" and "y'all" everyday, so that very firmly proves that I am wrong in my word usage. But I don't care. It will be "drug" until the day I die. Then I can be dragged to my grave, unless of course I die here in Tennessee. Then I will be drug to my grave and they will mourn me with chitlins and burr.
Bunnies lurk in pairs of three.
That being said, I'm getting a quicker head start on Ch13 of Beast. About 2000 words in, and the feel of this chapter is already much different. It's not as dark and shifty, but it does get very political. Caspian and Susan have had their first fight, but since they made up last chapter, expect happier scenes between the two of them.
I was thinking about Susan, and it occurred to me that the whole "The Gentle" thing never came out in the movies. More like Susan the sarcastic in LWW and Susan the Hardass in PC. Where's the Gentle? But I also decided that I bet everyone completely catered to her and Lucy when they were Queens the first time. It's easy to be gentle when you don;t have to fight for your life every day. If Aslan called her gentle, then it is more in her nature to sit back and let things happen about her. She's kind, she's brave, but maybe... a little passive? Perhaps passive isn't the best word. But in Beast, the Telmarine politics have gotten pretty harsh, and I can see her realizing just how dfifferent that is from Golden Age Narnian politics. Since I don't see her as another Prunaprismia, I think our gentle queen is going to start hating the harshness. Question is, can she do anything about it? Will it make her look at Caspian differently? He is a Telmarine after all.
Anyways, back to the next chapter. I'm not sure if it will have Town stuff or not. Kinda depends on how hard it is for Ed and Co to figure out the Town. Anyone else think Malok was a FREAK? lol. *shudders* On a side note not in the story, Bleg the Giant is a direct descendant from the Giant that attempted to court Su in the Golden Age. His name was Blargh.
Okay, I just had to get that out. So, I have the non Edmund part of Ch 12 of Beast done. Yikes, it's thirty pages of text just by itself. That's longer than any chapter so far. Unfortunately that is ONLY the non Ed part, and I know everyone has been wanting more Ed stuff. So, I am throwing it out there. Should I post the chapter as is? Or should this be a mega chapter and post it in a couple days when I have the Ed part finished? Whatever you guys want, let me know. I'll just keep writing unless I hear otherwise. By the way, here's a clippet.
Sat, Jul. 12th, 2008, 11:15 am
I've got this posted at the susancaspian community, but figured I'd put it here as well since I don't really feel it is polished enough to go up on ff.net. Rated G.
Yup. I'm working on the next chapter of Beast. I've got ~4000 words so far, not that that much will make a scratch in this chapter. :P I've been dragging my heels about working on it, simply because this is going to be the darkest chapter so far (and possibly the darkest in the story). For those of you that felt that the Town wasn't nearly as bad as it was supposed to be... well, last chapter was just the intro. This is so dark in fact that I kind of haven't wanted to write it, so I wouldn't have to put myself through the process. Does anyone else out there write from their gut and feel emptied out after the writing is done? That's how I am. I rarely plan what I write, and so when the happy scenes are done, I feel happy, and the sad scenes leave me sad. This chapter... personally I just didn't want to go where I'm going. But since it is integral to the story, it must be done. *takes a deep breath*
That probably makes no sense does it? But yeah, I am working on it. I promise.
Would Caspian be mine? Would Caspian be mine? I have always to have a Caspian, just like you. I have always wanted to live in a day of smut with you. So let's make the most of this smutiful day, since he's a hottie, I might as well say, would you be mine, would you be mine, oh won't you be my Caspian?
Ha! Get THAT out of your head. ;)
Here's some smut.
Title: Reckoning- a settlement of an account, retribution
Summary: Smutty smut smut
Rating: M, almost NC17
Response to the weekly drabble #5 prompt at susancaspian- Reckoning
Someone please shoot me now. Or at least, cut off my nose. I've had a wad of tissue stuffed up my nostrils all day. My husband has been grinning since this morning. lol. I know, it's sexy. Dead sexy. But when you've blown your nose a thousand times and its still running, then you just give up and stuff 'em on up there. If you seen a scene in the next chapter with Lu running around the same way, you know my inspiration.
My horse got loose today but we caught him before he got too far down the road. Yay for empty country roads where horses can be caught before they get hit. *pats his nose, which is not running*
Hmmm... Ch11 is out. I haven't heard too much about drunken!Susan being out of character. I half expected it. I started writing an entry for the susancaspian writing prompt Reckoning. The first is flat out smut (definitely out of character, but yummy), and the second ended up having nothing to do with the prompt. Maybe I'll post them as random snippets... I'll start on Ch12 when I'm not so zoned out from allergy medicine.
Finally I wanted some advice. I was reading around and I found that someone has used one of my original characters without asking. It kinda bummed me out but flattered me at the same time. It's possible that they came up with the same name at the same time I did (or before me and I ripped them off? But I think mine was out first...). It could be just coincidence... but a Mouse named Peepicheek (mine) and a Mouse named Peepiceek (theirs) are so similar. Maybe they thought Peepicheek was canon and didn't realize? :( I don't want to be the kind of person that throws a fit and I'm not mad, I guess I just wish they'd asked first. So unless told otherwise I'm going to assume it was an accident or coincidence. Plus I can't say much, I'm totally ripping off CS Lewis with this fanfic. It's hypocritical to have a problem with it, isn't it? *shrugs* Oh well, I'm over it.
I'm an IDIOT. So guess what? That name I spent an hour coming up with for my Mouse was ACTUALLY the name of a canon Mouse. *smacks forehead* I was so proud of it too. I retract my rant, and apologize to said author for my stupidity.