That's it. I've gotta write a fanfic.
Thursday, October 20, 2005

Two weeks and one day into being a Firefly fan, and I'm now at the end of my rope.

The DVD set is over, the movie's gone (from my city anyway), and I'm still painfully obsessed with the show. At least I'm not alone. Almost everyone I see around here seems to be a tortured new fan like me. It's wonderful and cathartic to talk to everyone here about it... but I've still got this show screaming through my veins and just can't get it out.

I think the only way I'm going to get any peace from it is to deface it with a fanfic and express what's haunting me. The story that needs to be told is already taking shape in my head, unfortunately.

What I used to do when writing a fic was just put the characters in the scene and let them tell it, with me just sort of pointing them in the right direction. But this Verse is so intricate with the Chinese and the unusual slang, I don't know that I can trust myself to do that with a Firefly fic. Not once so far have I casually thrown out the word "shiny" in a post. And not only am I still finding my footing on that level, I haven't written a fic of any kind in almost five years. This could get ugly.

I don't really feel like I have a choice, though. I've gotta do it. Sorry.

If you're reading this and are curious about my writing style (and a little masochistic), you can read a Faith-centric Buffy fic I wrote between seasons 4 and 5 (summer 2000) here:

And if you've read any really inspiring Firefly fics lately or know of some good resources, please share. It's a big Verse, and I'm just basically picking a star and flying.

Anyway, thanks for the shoulder guys. This place has been a Godsend.


Monday, October 24, 2005 2:22 PM


I like HawkMoth's stuff. RinnyPJ is also ridiculously good.

One of the best I've read recently is called "No Touching Guns." Go check that one out right now.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:14 PM


I'm all over the Blue Sun Room. I'm doing my best to post my thoughts on everything I read, even if its just constructive criticism or starry-eyed fawning. Some really talented people over there.

It's also given me a lot more confidence because I see that Firefly stories are just stories - you don't have to use jargon or use the voice of the characters for the narrative.

Have you guys read belasera's "Thin As Dimes" series? It's amazing that she can tell the whole story as though it's being spoken by Kaylee and still have it sound so natural, but I don't think I could (or would want to) do that. Realizing that you can have your own style makes it a lot easier.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:51 PM


Yes! Go to the Blue Sun Room! I've been reading fan fic almost all after noon as well as writing my own.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:56 PM


Welcome to the club!!

Firefly is insidious, I tell you, with the way it creeps into your veins and makes you do its bidding.

I held out for a good three weeks, I think, before my first fanfic was penned. It wasn't for the lack of ideas, though.

Check the Blue Sun Room here for some good fanfic, I'm not sure which ones to recommend as they all differ in regards to pairing, canon, rating, etc...


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