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Stories, fanfic, and so on …

January 21, 2011

Okay, so let me restate my intentions on all of this stuff:

I intend to do more stories and fanfic on this blog.  It’ll be a nice break from my philosophical and theological ramblings and also give me an excuse and forum to do it.

Right now, though, I’m too busy to actually do it without driving myself insane.

So, the long and short of it is:  you’ll get some stuff, but I can’t say when.

But you’ll get one of my old short stories now, while you wait:

http://verbosestoic.wordpress.com/waiting-for-magic/

 

Fanfic Thursdays On Hold …

November 25, 2010

Well, it’s not like I did much with them anyway, but with preparations for my Christmas vacation and end of turn coming up, I don’t really have the time to focus on this.  So my plan is to put it on hold until after New Year’s, and pick it up then.  I might do or even post some fanfic over the break, but I’m not making any regular plans until I re-evaluate my schedules.

So, we’ll see what happens then.

I lost track of time today …

November 11, 2010

… reading games on boardgamegeek.com

But if you’d like more impromptu BSG fanfic, you can go here:

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/BSG_PBF

And read through some of the games.  You might like the stories that unfold, and might want to play the game if you’re a BSG fan.

Some are better than others, because some players are better at in character writing than others.  But most of them are entertaining just to read.

Tired today …

November 4, 2010

… so nothing new on the fanfiction front.  But since I gave you such a large story last time that I could have broken up, that makes up for it, right?

You’re welcome.

You do get something after all …

October 28, 2010

… a fanfic based on the old “Birds of Prey” TV series.  It’s not even close to finished and I had a series of them in mind, but it’s a start and it being up here gives me something to continue when I run out of time.

Hey, I never said it would be good [grin].

Check out the new page for it here: http://verbosestoic.wordpress.com/birds-of-prey-1-the-hand-of-the-wolverine

I was going to start a BSG fanfic today …

October 28, 2010

But it crashed when I started it.  I could just reload everything and start again … but I’m tired.  I’ll post if I manage to find something at home, but if not it’ll wait until next week.  Maybe.

Fanfic Thursday: Not again …

October 21, 2010

Too busy this week to do any writing tonight, and I don’t think I have anything ready to put up.  Try again next week.

I really need to get into the habit of doing this, but things have been a bit busy for the past couple of weeks and I need to catch up on everything first.

Fanfic Thursday: Vacation

October 14, 2010

I’m on vacation this week and completely forgot about it.  I’ll try to have something up next week.

Fanfic Thursday: A Short Smallville Conversation

October 7, 2010

This takes place at around Season 2 or 3 of Smallville (I forget which, since I’m watching all the seasons right now), right after Chloe accepts Lionel Luthor’s offer to get her a column at the Daily Planet.  The new character is one I introduced, aimed at being a foil for Lex and an ally for Clark.  I won’t go into the full background now, but to set this up he’s basically a business rival (kinda like Oliver in later Smallville seasons) except that Lex and he only associated after the horrors of Lex’s boarding school days and he and Lex actually like each other … kinda.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever write anything more with this alternate history of an alternate history, so I won’t mention the superhero angle, but a hint … snikt.

Chloe Sullivan was sitting at her desk in the classroom that hosted the “Torch”, her pride and joy school newspaper, poring over stories and information on her laptop, when the phone rang.

“Hello?” she answered.

“Ah, Ms. Sullivan, this is Christopher Worthington, ” a clipped, precise, British accent replied.  “I’ve heard about your recent good fortune and associations and wondered if you’d mind discussing it over lunch.”

“Well, Mr. Worthington, I’m not sure what business my associations are of yours, ” Chloe replied bluntly.

Worthington replied, “Well, let’s just say that I might have some advice that could help you steer your way through waters that I dare say seem quite shark invested.”

“And if I’m not interested in your advice?”

“Then you’ll get a free and quite exceptional lunch.  Say, the “Gilded Truffle”, noonish?” Worthington replied.

Chloe agreed, mostly because she was curious why he was getting involved in her life.  Did it have something to do with Clark?  And what was it that all these young, rich guys were so interested in the life of a Smallville high school farm boy, anyway?

At noon, she entered “The Gilded Truffle”, which was the fanciest restaurant in Smallville.   Considering the small town atmosphere of Smallville, that shouldn’t have been saying much … but with LuthorCorp having a big stake in the area, as well as Worthington Industries getting involved, something upscale had to be built to deal with important clients.  “The Gilded Truffle” was actually not a LuthorCorp investment, but one that had been funded by Worthington himself.  Why he’d started it, no one could say, but the prevailing rumour was that he started it up to provide himself with the sort of high class food service that he missed from when he lived in England, or the larger cities in the U.S. before coming here.

Worthington was waiting for her when she arrived, but didn’t mention anything about her relationship with Lionel Luthor, which surprised her.  Instead, they ordered and had eaten their main courses without him mentioning it at all, and limiting his comments to basic small talk.  When the dessert menus arrived, Chloe’s curiousity finally got the better of her and she said, “So, you wanted to talk to me about my ‘associations’.  Any reason why we’ve spent this entire lunch so far saying nothing about them?”

Worthington smiled, “One should never ruin an excellent meal by bringing up such serious matters too early.”

“More of the wonderful advice you’re supposed to be giving me?” Chloe replied bluntly.

Worthington’s smile didn’t fade for an instant.  “Something like that.”

But then the smile faded completely from his face.  “I’ve heard that you now have a column at the Daily Planet, thanks to the influence of one Lionel Luthor.”

“That’s right, ” Chloe replied.

“Considering that Lionel Luthor doesn’t do anything that doesn’t benefit him, I’m presuming that he’s asked for a ‘favour’ in return?”

Chloe didn’t say anything, but her silence spoke volumes.

“I’m also going to guess, ” Worthington continued, “that the favour he’s asking is something underhanded, sneaky, and chances are something that you’d rather not do.  And that it, at least in part, involves the esteemed Mr. Clark Kent.”

“I don’t know where you’d get that idea, ” Chloe replied.

“Lionel’s interest in Clark is not exactly a secret, and unlike mine or Lex’s interest there isn’t even the possibility of a friendly interest.  Lionel clearly wants something, something that will give him power, influence or control … just as he now has influence over you.”

Chloe started at him angrily.

Worthington shrugged.  “Are you sure you know what you’re getting into?  If you find out something about Clark — or anyone — and you don’t want to share it with Lionel getting out from under his thumb won’t be easy.”

“With all due respect, Mr. Worthington, I can take care of myself.”

“Ms. Sullivan, Lex Luthor is a cold, calculating, manipulative bastard.  He’s the Luthor who’s on my Christmas card list.  Lionel is the Luthor that I actually completely distrust and wouldn’t deal with even if I had no choice.  Lex is probably far too much to handle for you, and Lionel can run rings around him when he wants to.  You are, quite frankly, out of your league.”

“While I appreciate the advice, Mr. Worthington, this is too much of an opportunity for me to just turn it down because you don’t trust Lionel Luthor … or me.”

Worthington retorted,  “Some opportunities aren’t worth the cost.”

Chloe didn’t reply.

Worthington sighed, and said, “So, let me offer this piece of advice:  when this goes wrong and you get in over your head, remember that you can call on me.  I do like you, Ms. Sullivan, and I’d hate to see you get hurt.”

“I’ll remember that, ” Chloe replied, slightly sarcastically.  “Any more words of advice?”

Worthington stood and headed for the door, and said, “Just one”.

Then he leaned in close to her ear and said in a tone just slightly above a whisper, “You will regret it for the rest of your life … if you don’t try the caramel cheesecake.  It’s superb.”

Straightening, he said, “Goodbye, Ms. Sullivan” and walked out of the restaurant.

And yes, that last line pretty much is the only reason I wrote this up.  And that’s it for Fanfic Thursday this week.  Short, but at least I did something this week [grin].

Fanfic Thursday: The Road Ahead …

September 30, 2010

No, that’s not the title of a new fanfic that I’m starting today.  But things have been a bit insane lately in terms of work and the like, and I’m feeling pretty tired today.  So I probably won’t start or post a fanfic today.  But instead of leaving it all high and dry and in the lurch, I decided I’d start to outline what I’m going to try to do once things settle down and/or I get some vacation time.

What I wanted to post last week — but couldn’t find — was a short story taking place during “Revenge of the Sith” combining some elements from Knights of the Old Republic and I, Jedi.  That one is written.  I had barely started a novel-length fanfic taking place right before (I think; it might have been right after) The Jointer Trilogy (which I hated, BTW) where Luke was running the Jedi Council completely and wasn’t happy about it, where Corran Horn and Kyp Durron both get caught up in helping two young Jedi track their way through the planets of KotOR 1 and 2.  So I plan on posting the first and working on the second here.

Over at the Agony Booth, Albert started doing recaps of Degrassi Junior High, and in it he makes reference to Star Trek: TNG and made an off-hand comment somewhere about “Degrassi: Deep Space 9″.  This concept infiltrated my brain, took it over, and started making me think of how such a crossover might work.  And I got ideas.  So, I’m gonna try it, despite it being a bit risky with the issues of DJH being, well, issues.  I’ll probably avoid the really big problem episodes, but right now the only episode that he’s recapped that I think I won’t want to address is “It’s Late”.  For now, I’ll use his recaps, but when that runs out I might have to actually buy the episodes, unless I’m bored with it by then.  His recaps are here, BTW:  http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Degrassi/

I also have a Babylon 5 story taking place at about the time of “A Call to Arms” that I’d like to continue.   And I’ve left myself room to do more Firefly stories if I feel like it or people ask me to.

So, to anyone who reads this, if you think anything I’ve listed here is too good or too bad not to happen, a little encouragement does go a long way [grin].

And that’s it for this week.


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