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Squee, Updates, Musings, Lists & Even More Musings
Squee! I managed to catch one of Fernwithy's challenges by the skin of my teeth and this is what I get for it:

Anakin/Padmé AU


I'm back from my weekend visit and back in the game. I salvaged a few scenes from my first draft of Kaleidoscope Chapter 30 and wrote a few new ones. I'm still torn between forwarding the story rather drastically (the way I did in the first draft) or (doing the right thing) and filling in the necessary foundation for the rest of the story before plowing on towards The End (which can not come too soon!)



Over the weekend, I read Akhnathon, a play by Agatha Christie. Quite interesting. I might even review it later. What most fascinated me was the near-historical accuracy of the cast of characters and the narrated events. The play tanked theatre-wide, which goes to show that an established name isn't everything. A part of me suspects that that has less to do with the quality of the play (which is really, really very good) and more to do with the reason why Agatha Christie wrote non-mysteries under a pseudonym. The audience expected a mystery and was so let down by the actual story that they simply did not give it a chance.

I think there's a lesson for all of us there - when writing out of genre, use a pen-name. Of course, it helps not to be a particular genre-writer in the first place - something which I strive to be. On the other hand, the appeal of the Alias factor is quite hard to resist. Won't it be wonderful to be not just one but two Best Selling writers at the same time? :p





Week's Writing Resolution (Deadline 11-Mar-2007):
  1. End Living A Lie.
  2. Finish Kaleidoscope Chapter 30. 7-Mar
  3. Finish Book of Descent II, Chapter 12.
  4. Organize Work-in-progress List. 5-Mar





Week's Reading Resolution (Deadline 11-Mar-2007. Because I really need urging here! :P):
  1. Mary Westmacott's A Daughter's A Daughter. 6-Mar
  2. Star Wars Medstar II.
  3. G. K. Chesterton's The Innocence Of Father Brown***
  4. REV042175's The Inquest. 7-Mar






***[Wikipedia]:
While on location in Mâcon, France, filming the Father Brown movie, actor Alec Guinness was approached by a young French boy who, seeing him in costume, exclaimed 'Mon père!' and, hanging on his arm, chatted away in French. Eventually, the boy said goodbye and left. Guinness, amazed and impressed that the cassock of a priest could inspire such trust and happiness in a child who was such a complete stranger, started to investigate the Roman Catholic faith, and subsequently joined the Catholic Church.[R]


This really happened. I'm not sure which is more amazing - the story of probably the most indirect form of conversion ever - or the fact that I have a reason to like Ben Kenobi. (Not that I did not like him before or anything like that. :P) But joking aside, that really says a lot about the power of writing and cause and effect and deep theological, philosophical concepts like that.

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r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: March 5th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
As to Kscope - do what you like - but beware the meandering plot. Then again, what the hell! :p

I'll have to look up that play - I have an outline for a historical novel about the very character. :D (like many, many other people)

You gonna read Rev's Inquest? It's a fun one that would be totally awesome with a really good once over beta (just a couple of weird words).

Glad to see you're putting your ban-time to excellent use!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 5th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
but beware the meandering plot.

I think it's already too late for that story. ;)


I have an outline for a historical novel about the very character. :D

SQUEE!!!!

Really - Just Squee!!!

(BTW. Did you click on my story? ::Bounces::)

You gonna read Rev's Inquest?
I've been planning to read it since like forever and - long story here and skipping - I re-discovered it over the weekend. I like strong female characters and the idea of Sabe as an Imperial is quite original. I don't think I've ever seen it done anywhere.






r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: March 5th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh - I DID read it! Talk about SQUEE! Ask her if you can use it!
souderwan From: souderwan Date: March 5th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Squee? Squee? LOL!

Anyway, I'm rather impatiently waiting on that Kaleidoscope update. Glad to see you!
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: March 5th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's a fangirlism. Guys aren't allowed to use it. :p Sorry. :D
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 5th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 5th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey! It's my journal and I can SQUEE all I want! :-P
souderwan From: souderwan Date: March 5th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Fair enough. I'm just curious what a "Squee" sounds like now. :p



fialleril From: fialleril Date: March 6th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
First, that fic was excellent. Thanks for the link! As for Kaleidoscope, I'd say do whatever feels right for the story. I'll be looking forward to it no matter what you decide.

But, you know, as soon as The End comes, you'll have to start work on the sequel. :D *sends hordes of plot bunnies after you*

Good luck with your writing resolutions!

I loved that snippet about Alec Guinness. Thanks for sharing! I've always been a fan of his. :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 6th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
But, you know, as soon as The End comes, you'll have to start work on the sequel.

Believe you me, when the End comes - it will be The End. Nothing will remain. Na da. Not even the smallest midichlorian of life. :p


I loved that snippet about Alec Guinness. Thanks for sharing! I've always been a fan of his.

You're welcome! :)
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: March 7th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you have a deadline for your WQGL contribution, too?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 7th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I knew I was forgetting something! :O

OK, this week is pretty full. I'd better put that for next week. :)
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: March 7th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and Fernwithy's Fan Fiction On Demand challenge sounds like a pretty clever exercise.

Hmmm....
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 7th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, interest! Are you going to do something similar soon?
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: March 9th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I might. As I said, it's an interesting idea, although my fandom knowledge we limit it to anything Star Wars related, although I could try other fandoms, but readers would have to be warned that it might not be as good as they would hope.
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