Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.

junk on the hard drive

I've been meaning to post on this meme for a while. Gacked from poisoninjest, unwritten stories on my hard drive.

1. A really nasty snippet from a Sentinel PWP I'll never write, Nasty. I mean, there are nasty plots and then there's nasty writing, in which one uses the word "whinny" without irony. Letting that one go. Yeah.

2. An AU retelling of the Sentinel pilot, called "Flight," in which Blair was a con man--not just metaphorically, but literally. I wrote a startlingly long chunk, now that I look at it. I liked the feel of what I was writing, and yet it didn't grab me in a truly visceral way. And besides, did the world need yet another novelization of a so-so Sentinel episode from me? Probably not.

3. Um. Wow. The beginning of a Harry/Snape story that I apparently wrote during a fugue state. I'm so bowled over that I'm nearly ready to attribute it to someone else, something I downloaded a copy of from online, but the style seems recognizably mine, and it's just a page or so.

4. The sequel to "In a Dark Time: Ascension," in which I suddenly started writing in disturbingly poetic first person. This can actually be found on my X-Files page.

5. Oh my god. The, yet again, surprisingly substantial beginning to a Stargate story in which Jack and Daniel would be forced to move in together because of a fire at Daniel's place. Wow, I was really planning on working the domesticity angle there, it seems.

6. Two Stargate slavery story outlines. One where Daniel is a slave, another where Jack is a slave (which I referred to briefly in a recent post).

7. A brief description of Francesca's private Sentinel challenge, saved in its own file, which we shall call, "The great Underaged Fire and Turban Sex challenge." She wrote a story and I didn't. Didn't even try. {g} The challenge in full, to quote Ces: "So, see, if I'm gonna do an underaged Jim and Blair story--I want turbans, fire, camels, people gibbering in arabic, Naomi's gauzy dress catching fire, maybe trumpets. Faces smeared with dirt. A brass band. Muffins."

8. The outlines for several Buffy episodic stories that would fall in an alternate season seven, after the half-canonical season six and before noir, some extremely brief in concept ("Eros is a daimon. Buffy partly reconciles her feelings for Spike, but then breaks up with him."), others more fleshed out. In scanning, I see a time-travel ep; an incomprehensible sketch centering on the idea of shamanic death; an ep about a human friend of Spike's from New York--a blues guitar player who winds up wannabe vamped (which I outlined before Herself's Lovingkindess was written, but is very similar in some thematic ways); a story called "The Witches of East Sunnydale," focusing on Amy; a story called "Celebrity Death Match" in which Angel finds out about Spike and Buffy; the prequel to "Until the Axle Break"; and a story I still may write in which I cross BtVS itself with the (very broad and fictionalized) lives of its actors while blithely tap-dancing around the dangerous ground of RPF. I have lots of dialogue already written for that last one and I can still crack myself up reading it. I'd post the excerpts, but it's pretty much the one unwritten story idea in my whole collection that I'm rather possessive of. {g}

9. A story written for a more or less private challenge, "The Mystical Re-Write Challenge," in which a bunch of us rewrote each other's stories. I rewrote Spike and Te's "Beach," an X/S story. This was before I was writing X/S, I think, so that's pretty telling. Heh.

10. A long and weirdly branching--but even so, incomplete--synopsis of my AU Buffy fantasies, written more or less as the "phylogenic tree" I recently mentioned here. I posted a tiny chunk of it here back in January, I think.

It occurred to me as I was making my list that I could post a lot of this crap, for what it's worth--not bloody much, Anna--here in my LJ. Because hey, I enjoy titillating people with stuff I'll never write as much as the next person. Must brood on this some more, try to figure out just how obnoxious it would be.

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