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29 January 2013 @ 03:05 am
DVD Commentary for One Sentence Fic Meme and My Little Who Fandom  
Why am I doing a commentary for such a random-ass little thing? Because I used commentaries to track what I've proof-read on Ao3. Also rabid completism. Carry on.

One Sentence Fic Meme

Obviously I stretched 'One Sentence' to the breaking point...

Man, stuff like Angst is the Respectable But Dull gen-fic I will neeeever actually write.

AU is from the fully-plotted Delgado!Master/Five human AU where they teach at Cambridge in like 2500 CE. I like the idea and the plot and the emotional maturity I think underlies it (what begins as a Getting Together story quickly becomes a marriage story, then a divorce, long aftermath, and only at the end a coming-back-together narrative), but I think it'd become my 'Meanwhile': good, and I'd be invested, but it'd be SO AU, and so long, that people might lose interest (hell, in fandom now? *What* people?). And I'm not quite strong enough as a writer or person to want to get things out of my head just for myself--I'll leave them to live within me, unless I think a few people will give a shit, so it's not just purely self-indulgent to do so. I think this is a mark of crapness about me as a writer, because we're told Real Artists Don't Care, but then again I think Real Artists are a collection of bullshit generalities draped over a structure composed of equal parts under-examined privilege and preciousness, so.

Crossover--Look, if I've said it's my dream to write or read a Picard/Q & Doctor/Master fic in which the Time Lords become the continuum and Q is The D/M's kid or grandkid (SO MUCH SENSE, IT WOULD MAKE! SO MUCH AWESOME, IT COULD BE!) once, I've said it a thousand times. And I was always right.

Death--weirdly, I could almost see this being canon. And not like, super slashy canon, just--an Unbound, or something.

Episode-Related: Terminus, Utopia--probably robbed off Gritsinmisery's Come to Utopia

Fluff is a /weak/ effort on my part.

Humor: I also keep saying Donna, Tegan's niece, how good would it be.

Smut: I have VERY NEARLY written 'five times eight lost his memory and shagged the Master and one time he didn't'. I mean I've plotted it. I just like the idea a lot, but it seemed kind of syrupy, even for me.

the fried singing-fish course--LOVE IT!

But MAN the punctuation in the last one is difficult to sustain.

My Little Who Fandom

WHAT COULD I POSSIBLY SAY ABOUT THIS?! Nothing. Other than that I love Madeline Kahn, and Galatea looks a bit like her? Also she's in the MLP film, which I never watched at least 20 times as a child, because that is a thing that did not happen. (Nothing Can Stop the Smooze!)

Lickety Split was an entry on an 'MLP or porn actress?' site, where you had to guess which category a name fell into (it was super difficult). The tone varies in self-awareness/snark during this--who cares it's like a paragraph. But still.
araliasaralias on January 29th, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC)
i have many things to say about this short commentary! i bet you did not imagine that.

1. you should put a link to these fics - perhaps on AO3 - since otherwise it is a bit bemusing and people have probably forgotten them.

2. you should def repost those other commentaries that you posted on DW that did not arrive on LJ, so people can read them. either just copy and paste or update the DW posts. that should create a copy (though i have no idea, really).

3. do you realise that we are SO FAR IN THE FUTURE now that this post comes above your sticky posts? you might want to push them in the future a bit more.

4. what was your fixation with nyssa when you wrote this? i mean, fair play: i think nyssa has plenty of interesting stuff to give in fanfiction. but... it does, as you point out, seem unlike you.

5. death - you wrote this fic? you just haven't posted it.

6. I think it'd become my 'Meanwhile': good, and I'd be invested, but it'd be SO AU, and so long, that people might lose interest (hell, in fandom now? *What* people?)

... ah yes. i'm not sure whether i should take it as the complement it is presumably supposed to be, or just... crushingly depressing.

7. you may have proofread, but there's a " missing in the one about Q.
elviaproseelviaprose on January 29th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
This post made me feel EXTREMELY guilty for never commenting on your latest Meanwhile chapter. I read both it and the commentary. And I still love the story! I was just mired in grading and had no more comments in me at the time. I hope you don't feel you're without readers--I'm sure there are more like me.

elviaproseelviaprose on January 29th, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
P. S.

Not because there was any kind of guilt trip. I just realized that I really should have commented so that you would know that people are reading your story/
araliasaralias on January 30th, 2013 08:51 am (UTC)
thank you <3 that is very pleasing to know. i do plan to keep writing, no matter what happens, but it is very good to know that people want it/didn't get bored with it as it grew even MORE self-indulgent.

and i do feel a bit bad now about commenting as i did in a public space (even this comment is a bit... making it worse), even despite your kind no-guilt-trip comment, but there we are. the deed is done, and it got me this nice comment.
x_losficx_losfic on February 4th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
Awh, bless, I know she does really like reminders that people are enjoying it.
x_losficx_losfic on February 4th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
1. I'll do a bulk/masterpost thing later.
2. Have done.
3. Fixed.
4. Idk, weird.
5. Have I? idk if I ever posted anything of the kind.
6. Awh, bb.
7. Fixed.

Thanks baby!
araliasaralias on February 4th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
1. i just thought it would be convenient when looking at this post, to know what they were about.

5. i believe it was called 'exquisite corpse'.
x_losficx_losfic on February 4th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
Well, when I make the big post, I'll see to it.

He wasn't actually killed there, the original him. And I didn't post!
araliasaralias on February 4th, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
my comment to you re - exquisite corpse never implied that you did post it :p

but yes - i accept that the doctor was still alive, etc.

also - i did find a good blake/avon fic that was about the clone. and it was good. rather than rubbish. funnily enough i have not found any actually that suggest clone blake was the one on gauda prime... maybe when i do the proper archive sweep. although that idea makes me mad, so maybe not. (i'd much rather blake was just magically alive than a clone...)