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I hate it when they come with names, man... - Diary of a Necromancer
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I hate it when they come with names, man...
Original Fiction Muse appears to have resolved her long-running dispute with Fanfiction Muse.

By having sex.

I spent the entire walk home from knitting having to listen to a neurotic Welsh vampire named Trevor Davies laying out the details of his history and his acquaintance with Jason the happy-go-lucky werewolf with dreads like a komondor whose Jamaican dad isn't the werewolf one (it's his mom who's little and blonde and Minnesotan and they met at Uni in Toronto) and Trevor sort of has a thing for Jason's sister Sandra and there's another sibling 'cos they're triplets who Muse has introduced only as "Button-Down" because he's studying patent law and of course Trevor lost all his friends in the Eighties because it's a fucking metaphor and Jason keeps trying to set him up with this wendigo on Facebook which Trevor hates because modern technology is making his life difficult with IDs and CCTV and everything (but the wendigo is better than the goth girls at least) and they live in a three-flat somewhere nearby here where the werewolf transforms down in the laundry room because it would be a great opportunity to drag in supernatural creature types from all over the world like the djinn who runs the kebab shop and Trevor speaks more Spanish than anything because of the Welsh-Not and now I have to go research Korean folklore and by this point I was just thinking "show me a plot soon or GTFO". I hate the detailed ones, man...


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aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: December 30th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Your muse goes so much more _interesting_ places than mine!!
robling_t From: robling_t Date: December 30th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Srsly, one little "what if the vampire was the neurotic one of the Odd Couple setup?" and she was off on a tear for AN HOUR AND A HALF with it. From what she's already got written up as fiction proper it looks like she has in mind a collection of first-person-present slice-of-life stories, which I've been telling her, dude, there are so many things wrong with this plan so far as the present market is concerned.... But wotthehell, there's always posting stuff here for the giggles, I guess.
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: December 30th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I am almost glad my muse is less sentient than some!!

(Mine right now just wants to do a complete garb timeline of the world I have yet to finish building, JUST so I can cosplay steampunk Callanthe. O_O)
brewsternorth From: brewsternorth Date: December 30th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Considering that Syfy is trying to do an American remake of the BBC's "Being Human", I think there might be more room in the market for supernatural comedy in the foreseeable future than might be thought.

Still, if posted over here I'd read the heck out of it; I like the sound of the characters you've created (particularly the mellow werewolf).
robling_t From: robling_t Date: December 31st, 2010 05:12 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Key word "trying" (although I did see the trailer a couple of days ago and it left me thinking I might be able to buy SyFy's George) -- my main worry is that "The Market" has swung to a point of "oh, not another vampire" by now, which makes it even harder to convince anyone that a fresh spin is even possible. But from what I've already got outlined, it's... not anything I've seen done with the subject, man...

From a reader's standpoint, would you think you'd go for a story that's presented as a series of vignettes that aren't necessarily in sequence as they're posted? I've been thinking of simply writing up incidents as they come to me and putting them up here for the reader to impose an order on as they go along, and maybe trying to impose some sort of narrative linearity on it retroactively at a later point.

Edited at 2010-12-31 05:21 am (UTC)
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