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glass shard

Got an eye itch like mad.  It's made me cranky and sent my muse packing.  How creative can you be when you're constantly poking grubby fingers into your eye. And I think it's connnected to the attack of the Sneezes and general aches and cold I've been having all week.  After the mad rush to meet D-day on Monday, I think I'm experiencing the fall out of all that anxiety.  


I haven't quite decided how to write the 'Alternate' Dimensions  for Kaleidoscope.  I can only make the story 'only' so confusing. :p  So initially I was going to have the PoVs be part omni-narrative and part-Vader (for the 'Broken' timeline) and part-Padme (for the Inferno-timeline).  For all the small streams of varying timelines, the PoV would be whosoever the stream originates from.  

Now, with the Grandmaster dead and Obi-Wan soon to have the power to retain his consciousness between dimensions, we might be seeing scenes outside the V/P interactions.  Inferno would have both the Sith and the Jedi looking for the duo - a race against time to find them....  And Broken would have Obi-Wan still in chains in Imperial prison and there's going to be some Padme/OB scenes once she's convinced Vader to let her see the Jedi...

ff.net stats informed me that I've written half as many words & chapters, and  I know that I'm not through the 1st Act.  It's rather worrisome that because I really don't need another long rabid plot bunny holding me captive for months. :D


I started drabbling in the 'inferno' verse, using Padme's voice.  I feel this Padme will be the most interesting of all her incarnations because of she and Vader's isolation on Tatooine...

There was nothing left of Fett’s ship. The fire had melded it into one hulk of solid metal. Sabé’s lover turned blackmailer, Padmé’s kidnapper turned victim, a man whose sole motivation was money, would forever remain a prisoner in the same cargo hold he had kept so many others against their will.
Death never came easy, Padmé decided as she foraged through the other ship. It was smaller than Fett’s and seemed to be more of a speeder adapted for hyperspace flight than a vehicle originally configured for space travel. The only thing Padmé knew about ships were the few classes on flight lessons she had taken in the Academy but even she knew that this had to have been custom-made. 
Not that any of its fancy modifications would have made any difference to it now. It was just as dead as Fett’s ship, if not as cremated. Although the fire that had destroyed the other ship had stopped before it completely consumed this one, the ship was so totally melded into Fett’s that only a very powerful machine could pry the two apart. And even after that, there might be nothing worthwhile to salvage from the smaller ship.
She was still determined to try. Placing one foot firmly against a piece of hull, she hoisted herself up along the body of the ship. 
“The hyperdrive got burnt when I came out of the jump,” the man who called himself Starkiller had explained.   “Even if it hadn’t, there’s no back-up for the life support systems and they were destroyed during the impact.” 

“Well, I did not hop

That's about it... Still not sure if this drabble will end up in the final cut.  Like I said, I don't think it's even necessary....

Current Mood: cranky cranky

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reihla From: reihla Date: June 8th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You must be having the same problem with writers block/inspiration that I'm having on TF...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 8th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol! The funny thing was that this was supposed to "cure" my original writer's block for TF.

Maybe TF can cure my writer's block for this one? ;)
reihla From: reihla Date: June 8th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's an never-ending cycle...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 20th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
To make matters worse - another plot bunny bit me off late. I don't think I'll give in this time though. I'll just write a few drabbles but I won't post anything. Posting makes me addicted to the story.

In the meanwhile... good news about TF. That muse has come back and I'm getting ready to give Tunsu and Bant a total makeover!

Stars, it's good to be back. I put up replies on the thread and gave people due warning. ;) Did you read Tzigone's review? One word: wordy. :D I really enjoyed it. He/she hit all the notes we put in there and then some. :)
vanimy From: vanimy Date: June 9th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for your eye and cold... *hugs* It's even more annoying when you reach summer. :o

I loved that drabble. Hope it makes it into the final cut. :) BTW, I didn't mind these spoilers. I think I understand things better somehow. ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 20th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

But sometimes it worries me too. Shouldn't the story be self-explanatory? At least after a bit. Explaining the elements of the story with 'author's notes' is sort of cheating... :(

By the way, I need to ask you a question about 'Glass'. When are the next chapters hitting my email. *devilish smile* Or has the World Cup stolen your soul? I also had a few ideas concerning Padme's 6months in coma that you might use... if you're interested that is. :) Email me so we can discuss it offline.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 21st, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Reply to your email

All the mail servers are actig up today. I keep hitting send to get an 'Error' window. So annoying.

Anyway, here's my reply to your email:

*hugs* I do care for him deeply and I really believe we'll make each other very happy. We complement each other in lots of ways..

A crush on a footballer? A - ha! I knew there was more to it than the love of the game. ;)

Yeah, it's a pattern I've noticed - the breakdown after the hectic pace of life. Thank goodness things are more or less getting back to normal. After you make that deadline, I advice you to take a month off at least. That's what I plan to do in July. I can hardly wait.

Anyway... about my ideas... I was thinking of Padme's 6 months in coma. It was a very powerful plot driver in the past - making Anakin kill Palpatine, become Emperor etc - but it can be even more in the future. Because there are still 2 questions it's asking for answers:

1, What made her wake up? Clearly not something Anakin did consciously. What about something he did unconsciously? Or even better something she did in her coma-like state?

2, This one is probably more important: 'why she came back' - What is Padme's unfinished business? To protect her twins (since in canon, she was leaving them in safer hands)? For Anakin's salvation? Or for his destruction?

For both of these questions, I think a certain Jedi named Qui-Gon Jinn might have answers. :p And it is possible that Yoda who's communication with him might know a little about this as well.

But of course, this is just my idea - my own analytical way of looking at things. You told me before that you have a firm idea of how you want to craft the story, and the direction in which it will ultimately end. As you know full well, I have nothing against spoilers (really, a beta can't be spoiler-averse!) so I won't mind knowing your general direction for the story. I might be able to help...

Vanessa <dcstorm2002@yahoo.com> wrote:

Oops... Saw your comment on your LJ after I sent the first mail. ;)

So... the next chapters, huh? Well, you're right, the World cup stole my soul. :o


Between DRL and all those deadlines and stress, I virtually have no time to write. :( All I have time for is checking on my threads from time to time and watching very few WC games. ;) Though I have to admit my old time crush on a certain football player may have been shadowing my love for A/P lately... :P

I can tell you my last deadline is at the end of next week. Afterwards, I'll sleep :P and I'll write again. And there will be less games on TV anyway... :P

OTOH, I'm curious to hear about that idea with SG... *rubs hands together* Though I have to warn you I've already posted up to Chapter 9 on TFN... So Padmé is out of her coma now but your comment really intrigued me. :)

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