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05 June 2012 @ 09:59 am
Meme (Back in the USA)  
Taken from awanderingbard:

1. Comment to this post with the name of a character that I have written in fic. Or geeked out about or talked about.
2. I will comment telling you the following:
a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits.
c. One of his/her worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
e. The story/chapter/paragraph/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.
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The Writer They Call Tay: Sherlock: Lestrade shadesawanderingbard on June 5th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Nice to have you back again. *huggles*

I give you Lestrade, because I like your Lestrade.
formerly lifeinsomniac: LestradeCocktailjoonscribble on June 5th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Gregory Lestrade

a. Lestrade in the show is a wonderfully understated competent copper which is really what he was in the original stories. I liked the quiet intelligence and warmth Rupert Graves put into the role and while we got some of his story, we didn't get enough which prompted me to write my first Sherlock fic about him.

b. His patience (god knows he needs it) and his willingness to see the good in people despite the sort of job he has.

c. Sometimes his patience topples over into over leniency.

d. Lestrade is one of the few characters (read: one) in this fandom I find fairly easy to write.

e. The last bit of "As the Sea Knows the Shore" when he has his conversation with Sherlock while having lunch.

f. Lestrade will be showing up at least one more time in my Sherlock/Good Omens crossover story. And hopefully a few more times in the future if the plot bunnies inspire.
aelfgyfu_mead: Kermitaelfgyfu_mead on June 6th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Glad to hear we'll see more Lestrade!
aelfgyfu_mead: John Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on June 6th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
Your choice, because I couldn't choose: John Watson or Ianto Jones.
formerly lifeinsomniac: WatsonCocktailjoonscribble on June 7th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
I'm going to follow your icon and pick John.

John Watson

a. I largely credit Martin Freeman's portrayal of John as the reason for my liking him. His John is wonderfully competent, strong, flawed, and very sympathetically human.

b. His ability to take a lot in stride. I don't just mean Sherlock's crazy antics (that as well) but also his talent at just working with the realities of certain situations.

c. As odd as it seems considering I just said his strength is his willing to take things in stride, one of his great weaknesses that when he does utilize avoidance, he utilizes it way too much.

d. Comparatively in this fandom, I find him easier to write than Sherlock but much harder to write than Lestrade.

e. Maybe his thoughts in the final part of "As the Sea Knows the Shore" when he's thinking over Spencer and his current relationship with Sarah?

f. I still have to write him for the Good Omens/Sherlock crossover as well as the final chapter of "Do No Harm." After that maybe one more short story that doesn't feature him being dead.
aelfgyfu_mead: Sherlock and Johnaelfgyfu_mead on June 7th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
one of his great weaknesses that when he does utilize avoidance, he utilizes it way too much.
Yes! In "Hounds," I got very annoyed with him, first for walking away from Sherlock when there was clearly something wrong with Sherlock and making Sherlock find him the next morning, and second for not telling Sherlock in very clear terms how wrong it is to experiment on people by sneaking drugs into their beverages!

(I'm still trying to figure out how he and Sherlock avoided each other all night in "Hounds," by the way. Was Gary's "sorry we couldn’t do a double room for you boys" (Ariane DeVere's transcript) because they'd put them up in separate rooms, or because they were in one room but with twin beds instead of double? I had thought something like the latter, but then at least one of John and Sherlock didn't go up to the room at all that night, presumably, or the second one went up after the first one was asleep.

And for my next trick, I'll worry about whether the toilets at the inn were en suite or shared.)

I love how you write John. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him in your writing! And not just "one more short story" after the current ones!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 7th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Was Gary's "sorry we couldn’t do a double room for you boys" (Ariane DeVere's transcript) because they'd put them up in separate rooms, or because they were in one room but with twin beds instead of double?

When I first watched I'd thought the latter as well. But then when Sherlock and John managed to not see each other until the next morning at the church I thought maybe he meant he had to put them in two separate rooms.

I love how you write John. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him in your writing!

Thank you! I think half the time I have trouble writing John because usually that means I have to write Sherlock and I find the latter really difficult to write. I was going to write a story from Sarah's POV about a typical date night with John (or at least trying to make it a date night) but then series 2 happened and I got all depressed that they were no more.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on June 6th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Crowley from Good Omens. :)

Welcome back!
formerly lifeinsomniac: Ducks!joonscribble on June 7th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Crowley

a. I loved his hilarious inner thoughts about his job as well as when he'd get philosophical. And obviously his great banter with Aziraphale.

b. His optimism and the fact that he's hell's most approachable demon.

c. The fact that his instinct most of the time is to run when confronted with danger. Then again, he is a demon so this might not be considered a character flaw in his circles.

d. I find Crowley pretty easy to write. His sense of humor and sarcasm is fairly close to my own.

e. His general thoughts in "No Good Deed" which I wrote awhile ago that was a Good Omens/Dresden Files crossover.

f. He's obviously going to be a key player in my Good Omens/Sherlock crossover. And I suspect he'll pop up again very soon in other future stories.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BL_FlamingoInCrowdguardian_chaos on June 7th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm actually not sure how to reply with any commentary I haven't already given regarding Crowley (my mind...it has dried up!), but I like your comment that his first instinct is to run from danger. Truly an often-underestimated skill! Goodness knows more characters would live if they had that instinct.

I'm having some difficulty tracking down "No Good Deed" but I remember really liking a story of yours that involved Aziraphale and Crowley drinking wine on...a rooftop, I believe?

He's obviously going to be a key player in my Good Omens/Sherlock crossover. And I suspect he'll pop up again very soon in other future stories.

To all of that, "Yaaaayy!!!" Definitely something to look forward to. :)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 7th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
I remember really liking a story of yours that involved Aziraphale and Crowley drinking wine on...a rooftop, I believe?

Thanks! I think that one was called "No Reservations."

"No Good Deed" is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3627617/1/No_Good_Deed
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_IDon'tUnderstandThatReferenceguardian_chaos on June 7th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Yes! I think that must have been it. And oohhh, a link! *dances over to that* Shall have to go read that one!

Have you, by chance, had any exposure to ask-crowleys-webcam on Tumblr? (http://ask-crowleys-webcam.tumblr.com/) It's a very good, interactive Crowley RP that often succeeds in getting a chuckle out of me. I think you might find it entertaining, as well.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 7th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
The concept of that tumblr is Awesome Cake with Fabulous Frosting. I only wish Crowley didn't look 15.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on June 7th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
Haha! Well, the Internet can't have everything it wants, or else it would get spoiled, now, wouldn't it? :p
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 7th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
NO! The internet is supposed to give me everything I want! That's what it's there for!! /crazy
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_HurricaneSkyguardian_chaos on June 7th, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
THAT'S WHAT IT WANTS YOU TO THINK! Meanwhile, it is lulling you into a false sense of security with kitten videos and Ridiculously Photogenic Man, all the while hiding so much BIGGER machinations! You know not what the Internet seeks to hide from you! WHAT THE ERROR 404 PAGES CONCEAL IS A HORROR UNPRECEDENTED!!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 7th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
WHY IS LIFE CRUEL?
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: ST_Captain'sChairguardian_chaos on June 7th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
BY GOLLY, 'SCRIB, WE MAY BE IN LUCK! I think I took a class on that once! LEMME CONSULT MY NOTES, AND WE SHALL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS INQUIRY. IN THE MEANWHILE, DRINK TEA, READ A STORY, TALK TO A FRIEND, AND PRETEND TO BE UNAWARE. THE INTERNET MAY BE ON TO US. Shhh!
quickyfant: Bob spyquickyfant on June 10th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hi! Welcome back! How are you doing?

I am so unimaginative you already know who I will say, dont you? :S Bob! :D
formerly lifeinsomniac: DresdenGuardianjoonscribble on June 10th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Just busy busy since returning.

Bob

a. I liked Bob's mix of angsty ennui and witty one liners so marvelously delivered with droll aplomb by Terrence Mann.

b. Bob's intelligence and quick wit which he can use toward higher purposes like helping Harry or to just make cutting remarks that are oh so hilarious.

c. It's not too surprising given Bob's situation but at times he can get fatalistic in a fairly dramatic sort of way.

d. Bob was one of those characters I found pretty easy to write eventually. At the start I was petrified and wrote my first DF story that conveniently had him be absent. But soon enough I though I got the hang of his voice.

e. I think "Learning Curve" was my first successful Bob-centric story.

f. Definitely the DF writing bug has been absent from me of late. But never say never and it may be that one day I'll have the time and inspiration to do another Dresden Files story. I never did finish "Burdens to Bear."
quickyfant: smilequickyfant on June 10th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
!
I hope its not stress-busy, just busy! :S :D

I love your Bob! I think I have stalked told you many times, but here it is again! :D
I do like it when his angsty-ness is understated in scary situations but he can wallow in melodrama over everyday stuff! >:D I could hear him banter with Harry as a daily show! :D

I loved Learning Curve! And recently have re-read Rite of Passage, I really like your Bob there and your youngAdult!Harry! :D

I have promised myself to not nag you, but I think its not too stalkerish to let you know I will squee like mad if we see more of your Bob and Harry! :D