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06 April 2006 @ 11:23 pm
It's about fucking time  
So "Yellow" has been sitting on the back burner for a while now, and that really sucks. The problem was a combination of an abundance of crack!fic plot bunnies; a touch of writer's block; and a huge dollop of Black Family Tree fucking up a scene I had written.

Well, huz-freakin'-zah, I think I've made a breakthrough. The situation with the Black Family Tree has been rectified, the crack!fic plot bunnies have been (temporarily) laid to rest, and the writer's block has been conquered. Sometimes you just need to take a break, you know?

The odd thing, however, is that my characters are starting to get a bit out of hand. I mean, there's a good possibility that a ~15-year-old Sirius and Bellatrix are about to get in a fistfight. The hell? I think I sort of want it to happen, but I certainly don't need to contribute to the Sirius hatred out there.

Well, we'll see where this one goes.

In other news, I "created" my very first icon (*points to icon*), based on a comment in gunderpants's LJ on all of this fat!wank splattering around in the aftermath of JKR's latest diary update.

All hail the power of Photoshop! Yet another technology that I shall use for procrastinatory purposes. Teh yays.
Current Location: My bed
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
melandry on April 7th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
I am digging the icon.

Yay for progress on "Yellow"! I think a Sirius-Bellatrix fistfight would be cool. (And wouldn't make me hate Sirius at all- why would it?) But why a fistfight, and not trading hexes?
Miss Sophia: Once you go Black you never go backmiss_sophia on April 7th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks about the icon. I'm scratching the surface of Photoshop (which I didn't even realize I own...well, "own"), but it's pretty nifty all the same.

About the fistfight: I guess I've just been thinking a lot about the all the character hatred wank going around these days. Then again, a Sirius-hating Snape apologist is highly unlikely to be reading my story in the first place, which is the main type of person I was thinking of when I wrote that. Also, there's the "male engaging in a physical fight with a woman" aspect...but since they're family, I could possibly see it happening.

Oh, and it'd have to be a fistfight because it's during the summer holidays while Sirius is still in school = not allowed to do magic. I suppose I could change that detail, but for some reason I really like the idea of a raw, emotional fistfight. Also, it's prompted by a physical reaction in which Sirius yanks his arm away from Bellatrix, who's been grabbing onto it, and she stumbles into him...it just seemed to flow.
author_by_nightauthor_by_night on April 7th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
I love your avatar. Snark is the best medicine!

Anyway, I don't think people will hate Sirius for being in a fistfight with Bellatrix. More like cheer him onand love him more.
Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on April 7th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
But don't you know that Bellatrix is the only strong woman in the whole series? *rolls eyes*

I suppose that beyotch has had it coming for a while...although actually, now that I've finished writing the scene, I'd say she comes out the victor. Poor Sirius. :( He did get in some good punches, though.
Heather: HP - Yule Brawl by annemarisprplhez8 on April 7th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yah for writing on Yellow! I'm behind a chapter I believe, it's on my list of things to read. :D

And as for Sirius and Bellatrix fisticuffs....don't think too many peeps are gonna think it's too bad. She's kind of a ... *whispersbitchwhispers*, so no worries there.

And as for snark, I'm never above it.


*hugs Miss S*
Miss Sophia: Bella Trix (iconseeyou)miss_sophia on April 7th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ha, Bellatrix, I snark thee! *points to icon*

I suppose the wizarding world doesn't quite draw gender lines in the same way we do, so perhaps a male attacking a female doesn't have quite the stigma it does amongst Muggles.

And really, who'm I kidding? No Sirius hater is going to have any desire to read my fic in the first place! :P

*hugs back*

Yeah, I'm really behind on reading fics, too...I definitely understand. I can't wait till I'm done with school! Unfortunately, that's approximately several papers and two projects away.
zia_montrosezia_montrose on April 8th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hi Miss Sophia,
I friended you after reading a chapter or so of your Yellow series, which I love and then checking out your SQ profile. Curious...what are "crack!fic plot bunnies"? Are those the crazy, unrealistic, not IC, non-canon ideas that start running rampant when you run out of good ones (and won't go away). If they are, I'm mildly soothed to hear they happen to other people, though I don't wish them upon anyone! If I'm staying away from Yellow for a while, it's only temporary since I'm trying to free my thoughts of other people's fics to write my own. But high regards for Yellow, none the less... very ambitious, very vivid, very heartfelt. -Zia
Miss Sophiamiss_sophia on April 8th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hiya! Yeah, I remember your review over at SQ (thank you so much! :) ), so when I saw you had friended me here, I friended you back.

Crack!fic plot bunnies--yes to the "crazy, unrealistic, not IC, non-canon ideas" part, but no to the "when you run out of good ones" part. I think the official definition of crack!fic is something like "fic that, when you read it, you think, 'OMG, this author must be on crack!'". Personally, I love crack!fic, especially parody and satire. I totally don't mind the cracktastic plot bunnies. What was a little frustrating, though, is that they were sucking up a lot of my attention, causing "Yellow" to fall by the wayside for a bit.

Hey, if you've got the cracky ideas, I say write 'em down and post 'em! ;)

Totally understandable about staying away from other people's fics in order to develop your own ideas. Are you planning on posting to SQ?

Thanks again for the compliments on "Yellow." :)
zia_montrosezia_montrose on April 8th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, planning on getting some stuff posted at SQ soon- in BETA now. Crazy how my mind used to whirl around and make stuff up 24/7 until I actually started TRYING, then it all dried up. I need to get into the mountains again, which is my personal crack. Agreed, I shouldn't call crackfic "not good", just that it shows up when I'm looking for realistic fodder for my WIP. Thanks for the response!
Miss Sophia: Black and Potter (iconseeyou)miss_sophia on April 8th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
Re: crack!
Yeah, planning on getting some stuff posted at SQ soon

Ooh, awesome. Make sure to announce it on your LJ when it goes up at SQ. :)

That's so romantic that mountains are your inspiration. Mine seems to be Coldplay and the shower. OK, Coldplay's kinda romantic. But the shower? Not so much.