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although somehow I have six hundred words - Idiot Control Now
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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
although somehow I have six hundred words
I can't figure out how to make this next section work at all.

There's the obvious thing with Guy and Peony and Jade, and I want Pere and Merton to get in on that, too, because I think it would be hilarious if every man Guy knew tried to be all "Now, I know your father never got to tell you this, so it falls to me to explain" with him, and just how much alcohol he'd have to drink to get through THE TALK three different times. And then plus he still has his project to finish so he can bring it with him in the next part.

But all I've come up with for Nat to do is go visit her grandmother. There has to be more than that for her to do. Why can't I think of anything? Why am I such a hack? I don't want to write about, like, dress fittings and stuff. Snore.

And I don't know if anything else should be done with Luke/Tear/Anise while they're there, since they'll be back later and I have stuff I want to do with them then.

I don't know. Booze didn't actually help, can you believe it? Maybe I should try coffee.

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed
Current Music: sentimental heart--she & him

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cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: June 26th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Mocha, and go to the library, that helps for me; change of location.

Don't try to plan out too far ahead. Be flexible.

Some ideas that come to mind; in-sentence cuts between Guy receiving the Talk and Nat receiving the same Talk bit From the Other End from the Queen (dead?) or Luke's mother. Wedding Planning, ugh; Wedding + Night, yeah!

Luke and Tear and Anise can be there to support/tease/hold Nat's hand in snippets.

Why do people assume Guy even needs the talk?




mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 26th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought about having Nat mostly talk to her grandmother, and I also thought about her aunt, although poor Susanne would probably give her the old "close your eyes and think of your country" spiel, because the Duke strikes me as a cold bastard who got his son and then was done with that business.

I also thought maybe while Luke was spending time visiting his family, the girls could have girl talk about weddings and marriage and babies and stuff, so I'll probably do that here.

Why do people assume Guy even needs the talk?

I don't think Peony and Jade think he needs it. I think they'd just want to embarrass the hell out of him.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: June 26th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jade: Whether you can satisfy the princess is a matter of national security.

mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 26th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
We don't want another war on our hands, do we?
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: June 27th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Peony: Don't screw this up, Guy. Peace depends on it.
Jade: Hundreds of thousands would perish.
Peony: Your name would go down in infamy for generations.
Jade: Guy Cecil, the man who couldn't...
Guy: SHUT UP!
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: June 27th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh right, Susanne, was that why you were musing how Guy might have seduced her as part of his revenge, even though Van would have been closer in age.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 27th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Van's not attractive or charming enough, plus Guy has more access. One day I may have to write this after all instead of just talking about it all the time.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: June 26th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
What is this that you're writing about? Sounds interesting. :)

Don't over think. Just write whatever comes to mind, keep writing, not thinking, eventually something will surface.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 26th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a Tales of the Abyss fanfic. As always I love a non-canon pairing best, so I have to get them together since the game wouldn't, darn it.

My two biggest problems are overthinking and procrastinating, which get entangled and cause each other. Today while D's studying I'm going to get me some Starbucks and sit down with my notebook and just write something.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: June 26th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha, those are my two biggest problems as well. I am a major procrastinator. And I think about something so much that I usually can't make a decision about something. It can be a challenge to put that aside and just let myself breathe and write.

Non-canon sometimes makes more sense then canon. I think the pairing I'm going to use for my project is going to be a non-canon pairing. (well...he likes her, but she likes someone else and ends up with that someone else in the end...does that count? lol)
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 26th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm totally indecisive. I hate to commit to anything, because then it's there and I have to work within what I've established. That's why I like one-shots better.

Heh, that counts. Why does canon always pair everyone off wrong?
serena_b From: serena_b Date: June 27th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, I'm not sure why but they do. One possible theory could be that as the story develops things change, other characters take over and want to be heard, but the author's already committed to the original idea. This happened to me once on one of my original fictions and I wound up having to change the entire thing around (because if something's wrong it has to be righted, darn it!)
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: June 26th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I should try coffee.
Pumpkin bread latte bb, you know you want it.
Hi, I missed you *hugs*.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 26th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is going for latte today. Needs it bad.

I MISSED YOU♥ How've you been?
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: June 26th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
♥♥♥♥♥
I am alright because the ugly exams have ended \m/.
*hugs* I ... ermm am feeling sentimental. :D
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 26th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*

Yay for exams over! With D back in school, we've had ugly exam stress here, too, but he's doing well so far.
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: June 27th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I forgot to ask but what's D doing his grad studies in?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: June 27th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Education, to teach history/social studies.
18 pathetic excuses or justify your existence