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Some belated replying!
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:02am

My dear hS, your spoiler block is most amusing. I shall try one of my own, since I suspect it might be a good idea.

Gil-galad was a spoiler block
of him the spoilers sadly block
the last whose block was fair and strong
between the spoilers and the throng.

His block was thick, his lance was keen.
His shining helm afar was seen;
the countless spoilers of fiction's field
were hidden deep within his shield.

But long ago he rode away,
and where he dwelleth none can say;
for into darkness fell his star
in Badfic where the shadows are.

...and, now that I want to actually maybe write a drabble about that...

I'm so glad I shocked you! I ran with the idea of the agent not surviving, despite how hard it was to actually write, because, well, it really is unusual! And fun! You don't get to do it very frequently, because really, how often can you kill off your main characters? Unless, of course, you keep bringing them back...which then leaves you with the Supernatural effect, wherein you lose tension because the audience knows by now that the three main characters are probably never going to be permanently killed off. So it was very fun. Despite the fact that actually writing a death scene for Dawn was kind of difficult--not from the mechanics of it, really, but mainly because I'm not actually planning to kill her off anytime soon.

As for concrit...sure! Good stuff, that, no matter the season.

1. No, I didn't post it on April 1st, though I did start writing it then! I think I mentioned somewhere that April crept up on me? Well, it really crept up on me. I hadn't given an AFD story any real thought in the preceding few weeks. I still really wanted to do something, though. Unfortunately, I finished in the early morning hours of April 2nd, and while I liked what I'd written, it's so far off what I generally write for the PPC that I wanted to both look it over myself while awake and get some other opinions. So I waited. And it's just as well that I did, because I got to make some good edits that way. And, of course, the beta comments were pure gold.

2. Annalise...yeah. She is meant to sort of build gradually, with the hints that in future chapters she'll go even further off the rails. She warps the characters very OOC, changes tenses a lot, and has made the whole thing exist in a somewhat nebulous time setting--it's probably set pre-series, but at the same time Robert Queen is never mentioned (and the same with Laurel and Sarah's mother), and it's just...well, it's meant to feel off, especially if you know the show at all. But hopefully also at least somewhat if you don't know it. She is meant to be not the worst of the worst until she jumps the shark with the X-Men powers, though.

3. I can't take credit for the original idea, actually--I'm pretty sure I've at least seen the concept discussed I do have an old and unfinished thing for a Sue in the process of being reformed, but I'm not sure it's going to be continued anytime too soon. I also love Mary-Sue parodies, and should continue mine at some point (I used a chapter of it for my Permission piece, actually), but even that isn't really from the Sue's perspective. I suppose it'll really depend on whether or not I find a badfic that would work with it?

Something that would be interesting and perhaps more easily done, however, is to tell a mission through the POV of a character who's been warped OOC. I'm not sure if it'd work better or worse with someone who's extremely OOC than with someone who's only somewhat OOC and watching everyone else act weirdly with confusion, I think I'll keep an eye out for this sort of thing as well.

Anyway, hope I've answered everything...and thanks for the review!


  • Huh. Well, that's going to change...Huinesoron, Tue Apr 4 5:14am
    Spoiler block Spoiler block Does whatever a spoiler block does Blocks out spoilers Like a boss Probably related to The Writer's Block Look out! Here comes the spoiler block! (Is that enough spoiler... more
    • Some belated replying! — Zingenmir, Sun Apr 16 12:02am
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