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18 September 2012 @ 12:08 am
Yeah.  
That awkward moment when you know you should be working on your WIP fic. And you instead spend an hour creating an OC who has nothing to do with the fic. At all.
 
 
 
Liliaethliliaeth on September 18th, 2012 10:26 am (UTC)
Or creating a new family in your Sims*g*
The Writer They Call Tay: DH: Random Happenstanceawanderingbard on September 18th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
*high fives* Procrastination ftw!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 18th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
To be fair this OC made an appearance in a Dresden fic a long time ago. But I felt the urge to actually flesh out his entire background.

So much info. So much that'll probably never see the light of day but so so fun to write.
The Writer They Call Tay: DW: Ten - 'brainy specs activate'awanderingbard on September 18th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
You are talking to a girl who literally has actual family trees for some of her characters. Do you want to know about Mira's siblings? Lestrade's sister and her kids? Sherlock's cousins and grandparents? I have more backstory than I know what to do with. But it does slip in here and there, so I delude myself into thinking it's useful. And it's fun,which is really the most important thing, right?
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 18th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Lestrade has a sister? Awesome fanon!!

And it's fun,which is really the most important thing, right?

Too true. Plus, it makes me believe that when I'm not writing them, my OCs are having fun with their back story lives.
The Writer They Call Tay: DH: Coming Alongawanderingbard on September 18th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Lestrade has a sister? Awesome fanon!!

Thank you! Yeah, at least one, if not more. He's the only boy, anyway, in my mind. So I picture him as really used to being bossed around by girls and like, epically cool with girly things like periods and stuff. And probably chivalrous to the point of being mildly annoying because his mother always told him to be polite to girls. I just wanted one of my Sherlock characters to have a healthy relationship with their families, because John and Sherlock certainly don't.

Too true. Plus, it makes me believe that when I'm not writing them, my OCs are having fun with their back story lives.

I like to picture all my characters running rampant through my file folders and holding little support meetings and forming sports teams and stuff.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 18th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
I just wanted one of my Sherlock characters to have a healthy relationship with their families, because John and Sherlock certainly don't.

I gave Lestrade a failed marriage thanks to Cumberbatch speculating this on a DVD commentary. But I like to think he's got a good relationship with his immediate family members.

I like to picture all my characters running rampant through my file folders and holding little support meetings and forming sports teams and stuff.

Hahaha!! My characters are usually pretty angsty so they sit in a corner and glare at the one or two who lead perfectly happy lives.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson giggleawanderingbard on September 18th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)

I gave Lestrade a failed marriage thanks to Cumberbatch speculating this on a DVD commentary. But I like to think he's got a good relationship with his immediate family members.


Yeah, that was my headcanon too for the same reason and I had him single until Moffat gave us that Christmas scene in Scandal with his wife and the PE teacher. I'm assuming she's probably an ex-wife, now, but that rubbed me the wrong way for some reason. I had liked that they hadn't used Lestrade for comic relief and then that happened.

But yes, I picture the Lestrades as a pretty close knit family, who get together and hang out a lot and they all fuss over how Greg is working too hard and needs to take better care of himself.

Hahaha!! My characters are usually pretty angsty so they sit in a corner and glare at the one or two who lead perfectly happy lives.

I like to keep my characters not so angsty, but I physically injure them a lot, so I imagine the Forrester brothers and John run around and do a lot of patching up behind the scenes.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 18th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Only Charlotte Barquentine and the most recently fleshed out Derek Kang have been the only ones to lead perfectly non-angsty lives.
The Writer They Call Tay: CP: Captain Martinawanderingbard on September 19th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
It's funny, I think my characters are mostly angst free. Even the Dresdens are relatively happy, despite the tragedy in their lives. My John has a bit of a messed up childhood, I guess. I think it's because I enjoy my family so much that I tend to make happy families over sad ones. I mean, even my Holmes family functions on an extremely weird, but effective level. I don't write much angst, though. My stories tend to be more slice of life.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 19th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
My stories tend to be more slice of life.

And what awesome slices they are! Like slices of Incredible Pie topped with FTW Ice Cream.

I mean, even my Holmes family functions on an extremely weird, but effective level.

I actually really like the idea (and perhaps it's my head canon as well even though I haven't given it that much thought) that Sherlock comes from a pretty happy family. Eccentric but ultimately happy.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock cameoawanderingbard on September 19th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
And what awesome slices they are! Like slices of Incredible Pie topped with FTW Ice Cream.

^_^ Aww, thank you! If I ever write a novel, I want you to do the quote on the dust jacket.

I actually really like the idea (and perhaps it's my head canon as well even though I haven't given it that much thought) that Sherlock comes from a pretty happy family. Eccentric but ultimately happy.

It might just be my instinctive reaction to all the fic out there with Sherlock having been horrifically abused as a child, and hated by his parents and unloved by all the world, but I think the fact that Sherlock is so obviously comfortable with himself and his weirdness comes from having been nurtured and encouraged growing up, not locked away for being a freak. Plus, what separates him from Moriarty is that, on some level, he has a conscience and a respect for human life and that doesn't come from never having anyone care for him. Besides, we know he doesn't like to upset Mummy, so she must mean something to him. :-)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 19th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
If I ever write a novel, I want you to do the quote on the dust jacket.

Done!

I think the fact that Sherlock is so obviously comfortable with himself and his weirdness comes from having been nurtured and encouraged growing up, not locked away for being a freak.

This is so true. Sherlock often reminds me of teenagers who rebel against their parents and who ANGST over things and are EMO but at heart are pretty happy about life overall. They're just in that phase where one has to be miserable in order to be interesting.

Plus, what separates him from Moriarty is that, on some level, he has a conscience and a respect for human life and that doesn't come from never having anyone care for him.

Again, so true. Moriarty is a true sociopath whereas Sherlock just likes to say that but like those emo teenagers, he's just really not.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on September 19th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
This is so true. Sherlock often reminds me of teenagers who rebel against their parents and who ANGST over things and are EMO but at heart are pretty happy about life overall. They're just in that phase where one has to be miserable in order to be interesting.

Yes, 'look at me, I am soooo uncaring and superior, btw John, look at me prove your limp is psychosomatic and do insane things to protect you. But I don't care. At all.'