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26 May 2005 @ 04:37 pm
so, hmm.  
So I've more or less decided I'm going to rewatch all of the first three seasons of Alias, this time taking notes that will be useful for writing. That's the plan, anyway. You can probably see where I want to go here, which is to write stories much richer with canon context. Whereas the thing I just wrote was fast and loose, and I made up all kinds of shit as I went along. But I don't mind writing in a fast and loose style. When it's on, it's on, and it's fun. When it's on, you should use the juice and not hold back, and besides, nitpicking over canon trivia and facts and doing shitloads of research to get *just* the right line is also fun, but sometimes not. Sometimes it's a grind and you wonder why you tried to segue from porny happy scribbles to porny angsty epics.

But anyway. I want to write some more. What do you guys--you guys who are interested in more J/V--want to read? I'll probably just ignore you all, ha ha ha! but maybe I'll see an idea and clutch it to my hyperactive bosom and run to my keyboard and type like mad. Like I'm doing right this minute.

Dear god must go to the gym and burn off some of this manic energy before I drive you all insane.
Innocent Bystanderfiresprite1105 on May 26th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
If you get really bored, you could always turn them into penguins. ;)
Anna S.eliade on May 27th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
tsk tsk, *bonk*, but...hmmmm.

No! *g*
(Anonymous) on May 26th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
You don't know me from Adam, but I'm a gay man in NYC who's been reading your every word for years and loving every one of them. Your last J/V fic? I've already read it four times and carry it on the train, pouring over it like the little old ladies do their copy of the New Testament. Anyway, since your taking requests, I realized I had to break (loving, obsessive) silence. How about Vaughan and Syd have a terrible fight, everything (romance), looks very much up in the air for them, at the same time that Jack and Vaughan go on a mission which ends up being a terrible ordeal, bringing them "together" (to put it discreetly). When they get back, Syd is ready for a rapprochement and there's lots of angst and emotional confusion and bitterness between the three of them. Kind of vague, written out that way, but it's all so clear in my head. By the way, I love your writing. You're the best!!!
Anna S.eliade on May 27th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
You are a doll! Thank you so much for commenting. :) That is very angsty--and I've definitely thought about the whole "terrible ordeal"-style mission thing already, in my head, so there are some ideas floating around like bits of alphabet in the soup of my brain. This may help, I think. *g* Thank you, thank you!
Anna S.eliade on May 27th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
Also (and I hope you see these comments!)--you carry it on the *train*! I love you to death for this. *happy*
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Anna S.eliade on May 27th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Ah, I probably won't write Will/Jack right now--though god, I can definitely go there. Did you read Yahtzee's W/J story?
Moral Whiplashbkwyrm on May 27th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
Anything with Jack makes me squee in pleasure.
Personally, I'm almost done with the second season of Alias, about to start on the third. I (heart) Netflix.
cija: saliericija on May 27th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
I'm mainly concerned that Sydney and Irina not be insulted or otherwise distorted to make the men look better - one of the reasons I liked your first J/V so much was because Irina wasn't in it at all and Sydney wasn't with Vaughn to begin with. The only way Jack would ever in a million years try to steal his daughter's boyfriend is if it were a machiavellian, self-sacrificing way of proving to Syd that Vaughn really wasn't good enough for her, even at the cost of her respect for him - and then he could find out he was obsessed, and Vaughn could be devastated by finding out that it had started out as a manipulation, and Sydney could be off somewhere having fun with Weiss and not caring. That would be cool.
Alizarin_NYCalizarin_nyc on May 27th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
Those are some good thoughts, there, cija, and I just wanted to say so. Eliade made the Syd/Vaughn/Jack issue work this last time, where other authors would probably go astray, particularly with Syd.
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Anna S.eliade on May 27th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
I welcome all suggestions, from the living, the braindead, the zombies, and of course vampires. *g*
bleu_lavande: beautybleu_lavande on May 27th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
Bullet (points)
*The last minute of the S4 finale will provide you with plenty of material, I think. (No need to cringe or cover you eyes, I won't spoil you, promise!) So yeah, I'd have a few suggestions... but I'll keep them to myself for now. Just tell me when.

*In light of your recent post on the subject of spoilers, I want to apologize: I leaked something big last week, assuming, because of prior comments on S4, that you'd seen it. Much banging of head on desk took place when I realised my mistake. I'm really really sorry. ::shows colourful dents on her forehead::

*I suspect that many of us print fanfic we like and take it everywhere with us. I did it with Season Noir: put it in a folder, pretended at the office that this was a dossier that required my immediate attention; then took it home after work hours -- I have a "no computer on during evenings" policy home to protect what little remains of my personal life.

*I'm utterly delighted to read that you intend to write more Alias fic -- in fact, I did the happy dance (well, in my head, because, people at work? Would not understand.)
Anna S.eliade on May 27th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Bullet (points)
*In light of your recent post on the subject of spoilers, I want to apologize: I leaked something big last week, assuming, because of prior comments on S4, that you'd seen it. Much banging of head on desk took place when I realised my mistake. I'm really really sorry. ::shows colourful dents on her forehead::

I've totally been meaning to reply to that comment--I'm still behind--and reassure you that you didn't spoil me, because I hadn't realized that last week's (I think it was) Alias was 2 hours and at the end of hour 1, I turned the TV back on, wanting to take the tape out just as it was finishing and it kept playing, and I was like...hey, now. And then I had to pop another tape in, so I caught, like, a minute and a half, and already knew what you told me. *g*

Anyway. That is all just to say, no worries!
Alizarin_NYCalizarin_nyc on May 27th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about other storylines for J/V, and I'm glad you're writing more. Otherwise I'd have to write it myself and that would in all likelihood turn out to be disastrous.

Prior to Vaughn marrying Lauren in S3, perhaps he and Jack spend some time together angsting over Syd's death. Maybe Jack helps Vaughn look for his father at some point, and so the two of them are off doing that a lot. Father issues! Also, Alias seems to always have the storyline "someone's gone rogue!" and then needs to be brought back into the fold, which could be interesting with either character on the hunt for the other in exotic locales.

I'll be out of the country all summer, but know that I'll be trekking into the town center to use dial-up at some shady location to check for my fic fix.
Jack Pridejack_pride on May 28th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'm something of a fan for angst in the ridiculous, by which I mean dealing with the realistic fallout of unrealistic situations. I'd give you an example, but we're talking about *Alias*, and that's about all Alias *is*.

So. The mission angle really works for me, because Jack would do anything necessary for a mission. I think you could actually make it into a set - all the ways that missions force Jack and Vaughn to have sex. As a distraction to allow Sydney to escape (clearly extenuating circumstances prevented them from just killing everyone), it's the only way to nullify a poison in their systems, just to mess with Sloane...

Actually, I think these should be a series, following your "pet" story. Circumstances just keep forcing Jack and Vaughn to sleep together (nevermind that they're already sleeping together).