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I will probably hide this post in December to cover my shame. 
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 13:30:00
I asked this in fic_rush and lolmac helpfully suggested a poll. Which doomed fic idea should I use for NaNoWriMo, which I have stupidly decided to attempt?

1) An occasionally faithful novelization of the ancient and fandomless RPG, Septerra Core. (Which I hear is $10 on Good Old Games, if you're into games which are old and also good.)

-The protagonist has blue hair.
-Easier to get much-needed prose practice in without getting bogged down in planning.
-Set in a really interesting world with decently interesting characters and a mythology that, while important, can be explained in about one paragraph.

-Going to waste time planning the "occasionally faithful" part anyway.
-No audience.
-50k is an order of magnitude larger than the total wordcounts of all extant Septerra Core fics so far.
-Hard to find a beta for.

2) A Doctor Who fic.

-Actual time travel plot.
-Conveniently happens to use the prettiest Doctors.
-People will read it.

-What exactly is Susan's motivation, anyway?
-Huge potential to waste all my enthusiasm on planning and then not write the fic.
-Going to have to ignore lots of continuity, including everything about the Time War from Journey's End and The End of Time, because this concept used the most common/logical fanon from the time when I thought of it. Eight isn't properly EDA or BFA, and Romana probably isn't either.
-Kind of shippy.

I may need someone to bounce ideas off of if I go with this one.



Septerra Core
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Unrelatedly, anyone want to help me nail down the details of this River Song horror fic I've been plotting? It may possibly involve reading an overly long outline. It just feels like things are missing and the characters are going to come off flat. It's not quite long enough to be a NaNo, though.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 22:24:19 (UTC)
I chose the RPG one, mostly because my NaNoWriMo novel is going to take place in the Castle Falkenstein RPG world.

We should also be NaNo buddies. :)
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 22:26:10 (UTC)
idk what NaNo buddies do, but I'm probably up for it.
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 22:31:30 (UTC)
Basically motivation through peer pressure. Buddies can see each others word count, and so are supposed to help keep you motivated to stay on track.
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 22:33:38 (UTC)
I thought wordcounts were public. That sounds cool though. We can be NaNo buddies. :)
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 22:36:45 (UTC)
They are public, but you see your buddies' word count on your profile, so they're easy to find.

I'm lissapocalypse over there, too.
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 22:48:55 (UTC)
Study of Running
Monday, October 4, 2010 at 03:58:56 (UTC)
I think you should write a novel about Poorly-Subtitled Death Note.
Monday, October 4, 2010 at 04:13:15 (UTC)
I loled.

Counting comments at fic_rush, that idea is now tied with Doctor Who. I am beginning to understand why people hate math.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 01:03:56 (UTC)
I think you should do it. It would be so beautiful. I would totally do illustrations.

I've been considering writing something completely ridiculous for NaNo. That's the only way I'm going to finish it; just going crazy and having a great time with it. Possibly in capslock.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 01:08:55 (UTC)
Then the solution is obvious. You should write badly-translated Death Note fic.
and now there is nothing to hide our real world behind