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10 August 2014 @ 11:26 pm
Clearly I'm No Longer in Charge  
Me: We've got some free time at last! Let's finish one of these fics!

Word Fairy: I'm going to write stuff that has nothing to do with any of those WIPs and probably only serves to be backstory for characters who will make maybe a fleeting appearance in future stories.

Me: But I feel like we should-

Word Fairy: LALALALALALAAAAA!!! WRITING NOW!!!

Me: Fine. But after we can finish this fic, right?

Word Fairy: Hey, look at me writing about Zola just randomly. No plot! Just words and character stuff that don't fit anywhere!

Me: Um, but maybe we can fit him in this story if you just-

Word Fairy: LOL NO.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 04:48 am (UTC)
Yep, I feel ya.

I started a story about Mycroft visiting 221B on Halloween when Abby was dressed up. Did I want to write it? No. Does it have a point? No. Is it one of the five stories I have on the go that have a point? No. But look...words!

And that's why I have 271 story files in my Sherlock folder.

Oh, and I also created a random waitress for a story that is accidentally really interesting and what am I doing with my life?!

At least there's words? That's better than no words. Words might become stories, if you let them stew.

Edited at 2014-08-11 05:05 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 05:10 am (UTC)
Yeah I should be grateful my Word Fairy is even present. I ended up writing a LOT about Bucky's younger siblings and how they interacted with pre-serum Steve. And no there was no point or plot. Just... characters...speaking...

What was Abby's costume?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 05:19 am (UTC)
And no there was no point or plot. Just... characters...speaking...

*whispers* You might be writing fluff.

What was Abby's costume?

Doctor Princess. She was very insistent that she was going to be both.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 05:39 am (UTC)
*whispers* You might be writing fluff.

You take that back!

A Doctor Princess, of course! Does she get a crown plus stethoscope?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
You take that back!

I'm sorry. That was mean.

Does she get a crown plus stethoscope?

Yes, of course. White coat and gown, too. Thermometer and probably a sceptre that makes people better. Mrs Hudson made it for her. She won't take it off, now.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
White coat and gown, too. Thermometer and probably a sceptre that makes people better.

Awww...I can totally see her using the thermometer to diagnose and using the sceptre to cure. "You have a fever. *waves sceptre* All better now."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
Sherlock: You can't measure someone's temperature by waving a thermometer like a wand.
Abby: *sceptre wave* All better! You get a sticker for being brave.
Sherlock:...Thank you.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
Abby: *sceptre wave* All better! You get a sticker for being brave.
Sherlock:...Thank you.


It's so adorable. Let it be a pink sparkly star sticker!

Also, I re-read the stuff I wrote last night. And in the cold sobering light of day, I do see that it may fall into the fluff category. I mean, it's basically a kid!fic where one of Bucky's sisters is sick so she's quarantined and bored so Steve keeps her company sitting outside her window. Because she's quarantined. Nothing happens other than this. And that the sister might now sort of have a giant sized crush on tiny Steve.

The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
Let it be a pink sparkly star sticker!

Then Mycroft comes to visit.

Sherlock: *hastily removes star sticker from shirt* This never happened.
Mycroft: Do you really I'll let this go by without--
Abby: All better! *sticks sticker on Mycroft's brolly*
Mycroft: ...Understood.

Nothing happens other than this. And that the sister might now sort of have a giant sized crush on tiny Steve.

Awww! Yeah, that's fluff. Sorry. But it sounds good! I'd read it.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Sherlock: *hastily removes star sticker from shirt* This never happened.
Mycroft: Do you really I'll let this go by without--
Abby: All better! *sticks sticker on Mycroft's brolly*
Mycroft: ...Understood.


I'd like to think Abby gave Mycroft a Hello Kitty sticker. Preferably this one of her with the umbrella since Mycroft always carries one.

She can give this one to Sherlock later once she realizes his childhood ambition to become a pirate.

Awww! Yeah, that's fluff. Sorry.

*sigh* It's fine. I'm not sure what the MCU verse has done to me. I'm writing fluff and staring at pictures of cute animals.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
Preferably this one of her with the umbrella since Mycroft always carries one.

I don't think she sees Mycroft enough to know that he always has one, but I can see her deciding to give him that one because he looks like the kitty in the picture.

I've been trying to decide if Abby would remember him at all. It was a year earlier, and she hasn't seen him since, and she would have only been two at the time.


She can give this one to Sherlock later once she realizes his childhood ambition to become a pirate.

Abby will be so excited to know that Sherlock likes to play pretend, too. Mycroft will have to let that slip at some point, and Sherlock will be ever so pleased.

I'm writing fluff and staring at pictures of cute animals.

That might be my fault, actually. I feel like I am a contributing factor for the cute animals at least.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
Mycroft will have to let that slip at some point, and Sherlock will be ever so pleased.

Yeah, I'm sure it was a "slip" on Mycroft's part rather than a deliberate act of treachery.

That might be my fault, actually. I feel like I am a contributing factor for the cute animals at least.

The daemon-verse thing might have truly been the downfall. Cute animals is hard enough to pass up but anthropomorphic cute animals? Resistance is futile.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sure it was a "slip" on Mycroft's part rather than a deliberate act of treachery.

Sherlock: Shall I tell her about the time you ate all your birthday cake by yourself?
Mycroft: He liked to play with dollies, too, Abby.
Sherlock: They weren't dolls, they were action figures, and you know very well they were criminals I was apprehending.
John: Okay, don't make me put both of you on the naughty step.

Cute animals is hard enough to pass up but anthropomorphic cute animals? Resistance is futile.

I'm sorry. I didn't even mean to. I wasn't even aware anyone was paying much attention to my ramblings. I'll pay for your therapy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
John: Okay, don't make me put both of you on the naughty step.

HAHAHAAA!! I can imagine Abby asking Sarah to bake two cakes when her birthday rolls around because she wants Mycroft to come and maybe having his own personal cake will make him come.

I'm sorry. I didn't even mean to. I wasn't even aware anyone was paying much attention to my ramblings. I'll pay for your therapy.

It's fine. You can listen to my ramblings. Because once I started writing this fic about Bucky's siblings, I started to give daemons to the entire Barnes family. It's fine that none of it is practically helpful. IT'S ALL FINE.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
I can imagine Abby asking Sarah to bake two cakes when her birthday rolls around because she wants Mycroft to come and maybe having his own personal cake will make him come.

Aww, that's so cute! Birthday party with Mycroft there would be so awkward. Alec hasn't even met him yet.

Alec: *whispering to Molly* How does he know that much about all my siblings?
Molly: He probably had you vetted when we started dating.
Alec: ...
Molly: *brightly* No one thinks you're a criminal mastermind now, though!
Sherlock: He can barely find his way around this house, he'd make a terrible criminal.

It's fine that none of it is practically helpful. IT'S ALL FINE.

*hugs*

If it makes you feel better, all of Alec's siblings have life stories and families, and none of them have ever actually appeared on screen. But if they do, I am freakin' prepared.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
Birthday party with Mycroft there would be so awkward.

I think any gathering involving Mycroft would be awkward. Unless it's a gathering of government officials to talk about a war.

Sherlock: He can barely find his way around this house, he'd make a terrible criminal.

I got this image of criminal!Alec running around the house, lost and in a panic until Sherlock shows up to arrest/rescue him.

If it makes you feel better, all of Alec's siblings have life stories and families, and none of them have ever actually appeared on screen. But if they do, I am freakin' prepared.

I think I just enjoy giving characters daemons. It's such a fun process.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
I got this image of criminal!Alec running around the house, lost and in a panic until Sherlock shows up to arrest/rescue him.

Hahaha! Like a little mouse in a maze.

I think I just enjoy giving characters daemons. It's such a fun process.

99% of the fun of daemon fic is finding the daemons. Actually writing the fic is secondary.

And I've learned a whole bunch of interesting stuff about animal behaviour, which is nice. I like to learn new things. It makes me happy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
Alec would be too grateful to even be upset that he's being taken to jail.

Actually writing the fic is secondary.

It's completely secondary. To make my head canon simpler, I decided that none of Bucky's siblings are still alive by the time Steve gets defrosted. The children of the siblings are around but Steve doesn't seek them out or anything so it's not like a fic is going to happen.

But that didn't stop me from researching the hell out of each sibling's daemon, who did they marry, how many kids each, where did they move to, what did they end up doing after the war, etc. It'll all get filed in the WORTHLESS BUT FUN folder.

I like to learn new things. It makes me happy.

Yup! I just looked up the history of Crayons because I wasn't sure how readily available they'd be in the 1930s. Didn't realize the product was so old!

Edited at 2014-08-11 09:56 pm (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 11th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
But that didn't stop me from researching the hell out of each sibling's daemon, who did they marry, how many kids each, where did they move to, what did they end up doing after the war, etc. It'll all get filed in the WORTHLESS BUT FUN folder.

Sometimes I write little fics with Alec and his siblings in my head, but nothing ever comes of them. It just gives me an idea of how he might be with them and what sort of life he and Molly are living off-screen. I figure Alec is super-big-brother to the younger ones (there's about a seven or eight year gap between him and his half-siblings), so there's a lot of 'Lee broke up with his girlfriend, I have to take him out to get drunk' going on. And know, I have Neil and Gigi's love story mapped out, and how the restaurant works and stuff. Worthless But Fun.


Yup! I just looked up the history of Crayons because I wasn't sure how readily available they'd be in the 1930s. Didn't realize the product was so old!


I was the same with ball point pens. I got stupidly excited when I found out that American pilots brought them back from South America during WWII, because I was like 'that is relevant to Steve!'. I did have a little line in there about how Howard Stark had a ball point pen and insisted it was the future, even though it couldn't write worth shit, but that brought on Stark Family Issues that were out of place in a happy story about pens.

And hey, just remember when you're feeling like your story is pointless, I once wrote a story about pens.
jsks on August 11th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
Word fairies are known to be very bossy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 11th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
They're bossy and frequently absent when needed.