Succatash and the Chamber of Dreams
Thursday, February 20, 2003

A fanfic about a fan who writes fanfics about fans.


Succatash looked up from his keyboard and wiped the beer from his mouth. Mmm, I really do love beer, he thought, and I love writing fanfics about other people who also write fanfics. I hope no one was angry at me for breaking the fanfics mold when I started writing about Sarahetc instead of Firefly. His inner monologue continued. But it’s ok, I will tie Firefly into it soon and make everybody happy.

Succatash’s imagining took over again, and he pictured himself in another place and time, able to fly through space in a grand ship meant for just such. Closing his eyes, he was at the helm, with Sarahetc beside him, of course. In every one of his dreams, he ended up kissing Sarahetc, and this one was no exception. The only thing better than kissing her was having her be the one to initiate it. He loved her more than flying. She was such a powerful woman, who knew what she wanted, and wasn’t afraid to go after it. She passionately kissed him, and her smile and the look in her eyes, when she eventually broke away, was enough to ensure him of her durable love. His absolute joy flying the magnificent ship through the verse filled him, and for the first time in a long time he fell asleep with a satisfied smile on his face.

He awoke to the all too harsh reality of his surroundings. No beer. No spaceship. Not really much of anything, except for the oppressive sameness of his cell. Succatash, as the cranky old man fancied calling himself, hunched against the grey gloominess of his small dank room, his real name long since abandoned. His eye twitched, as he remembered how he used to have a cigarette when he awoke. He had lost track of how long he had been held captive in the little room. At first, the days had blended into the nights, there being no window, but eventually the madness of losing track of light and dark caught up to him, and the weeks and months disappeared in a wash of the unknowable.

Now, in a futile attempt to stave off the growing insanity, he made up stories about a life he tried to convince himself that he had outside of his imprisonment. A life in which he could sit happily in front of his computer, with a beer and smoke in hand, and contemplate fanfics. He imagined wonderful sci-fi television shows, and entire groups of people who liked to talk about them on the internet. But he never saw anyone. If only the cell door would open, just once.


Thursday, February 20, 2003 10:49 PM


Okay, Mr. Ball Breaker. A fanfic about a fanfic about a fanfic?

Has this ever happend before in the history of the world?

Thursday, February 20, 2003 11:39 PM


Ok, so this was a ball-breaker, Succatash. I admit it freely.
I read all of the stories you (Succatash) wrote about Sarahetc, and I thought it would be funny to write a (fictional?) story about how you are not really a fanfic writer, but actully a prisoner in a cell wishing that he could be a fanfic writer, and imagining this internet experience and all of Firefly as just the conjured dreams of a tortured madman.

Friday, February 21, 2003 3:29 AM


Y'all are crazy.

"Durable love" would be an excellent name for a band.

Friday, February 21, 2003 5:42 AM


Damn if this isn't the funkiest bunch of people that I ever met!

Haken is a midget porn star (giggle), Succatash is an inmate with dreams about my Sarah, and Sarah is this kung-fu spree killer.

I wanna be something outrageous too!!! Someone do me now!

Friday, February 21, 2003 6:20 AM


That's me who's working on it, LA. Don't know why I wasn't logged in.

Friday, February 21, 2003 9:29 AM


Did y'all know that today is Succatash's birthday?
We should all wish him a happy day.

Friday, February 21, 2003 9:34 AM


Sorry Sarah for making you sound like an amazon woman. In my original version that I posted, there was no kissing, but I was later asked to include it. I hope you aren't too angry. I should have made you a southern gal to match your colloquialisms. That would have seemed more true to me.

Friday, February 21, 2003 10:20 AM


Looking back on this little early-morning (2 a.m.) foray into fanfic writing, I think that I should have spent more than 20 minutes on it. I never would have thought that 70 people would read it before noon though. Crikey! I had just gotten off work where I had been typing for 8 hours, so you all have to be nice. Well, not really, let me have it, I guess.

Monday, February 24, 2003 11:24 AM


I had to remove the kissing scene. I just didn't like it.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:13 PM


After very little thought, I put the kissing scene back in. I just love making people happy is all.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 10:38 AM


Hee! You ain't got no sense.

Friday, December 12, 2003 3:25 AM


Very cool, Maniac. I think I will print that in computers.

Friday, December 12, 2003 3:27 AM


Well, wonder if a fanfic is in the making for me ...Even if not, it would be cool.

Saturday, December 20, 2003 6:45 PM


Well, I started one for me...yeah!

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 1:07 PM


Ok, I don't know any of you people, but you guys are shiny! LOL


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Succatash and the Chamber of Dreams
A fanfic about a fan who writes fanfics about fans.