I'm still in the bigbang, but I didn't sign up for an artist since I may or may not finish in time. The moderator offered to make me art if I complete it in time which was super sweet and possibly the swift kick to my ass that I needed.
So got some news, which I won't share until it's more public, but it likely means I'm going to be too distracted to finish my bigbang. Disheartening, I know, but I'd rather be realistic about it and not get someone as an artist and then let them down.
I've only got 6 scenes left, but I still need to edit what I've written and then merge the three different storylines. I think I'm going to lose one of the backstory scenes and save it for the sequel.
On a happier note I binged on all of Daredevil over the weekend as a distraction. I really enjoyed it and Netflix was judging me for watching so much.
Yes, I do want to watch a fourth episode. Don't be an asshole, Netflix.
Title: deeper than skin Word Count: 1300 Prompt: #457 fugacious @ tamingthemuse Rating: FR13 Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. Supernatural and all related characters are copyright Eric Kripke, Kripke Enterprises & The CW Network. No infringement intended. Note: Sequel to ‘home’.
Series Synopsis: She was discourteous, inconsiderate and utterly without hope. If Dean Winchester was Castiel’s most difficult charge than Buffy Summers was a close second.
Did you know the police will send someone to help if you have a snake in your home? Indeed, they will as I learned Sunday evening at about midnight.
I was getting ready for bed when I heard a commotion in the laundry room and found both kitties screwing with something. Something that was red and the quick movements meant snake. So kitty one was snatched and tossed in the bedroom while kitty two was still doing her damnedest to kill the thing.
She too was tossed in the bedroom and I panicked for a minute unsure how to proceed because red can be a harmless scarlet kingsnake or a not so harmless coral snake here in Florida. I googled 'what to do if a snake gets in your home' and was informed the police will likely help. So my frightened ass called the police, not 911 but the local number, and the nice, calm woman on the phone assured me someone would be there soon.
45 minutes of more panic and shaking hands (pet snakes I can handle but wild things belong in the wild) and a dozen text messages with a guy friend later a lady officer arrives. The snake is beneath the kitty litter container she picks it up and I get my first real look at thing. It's tiny, barely a foot long and no bigger around than my finger. (Still would've called the police if I'd known the actual size because I'm not that brave.) It's also a harmless kingsnake so thankfully the kitties are safe.
The police officer picks it up and takes it outside - without laughing at me I might add and now my home is snake free. Though kitty two, Gracie, spent the better part of the next hour whining in the laundry room because she wanted to kill the snake herself.
Two scenes left in each plotline before the merge. I kinda really want to write the showdown between a brainwashed Buffy and Angel and Co. Is it wrong that I’m taking such visceral enjoyment out of the fight scenes in this story?
So I’ve written a whole lotta nothing the last two days. Instead I watched television and read and backed myself neatly into a corner where tamingthemuse is concerned because now it’ll hafta be something big bang related for this week’s prompt. Whoops?
*shrugs* I’d intended to write more of the Leah!Buffy story, but the two upcoming scenes will need more than two days prep to get hammered out. I don't want to shortchange that story just to get a prompt completed in time. So the scene I'm working on for the big bang will hafta be tweaked.
I've got 9 days and a whole hell of a lot to write. Wish me luck and less distractions. ;)
Title: Thistle and Sinew Chapter 3: Part A: small domains Word Count: 1030 Prompt: #455 smirk @ tamingthemuse Rating: FR13 Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. Vampire Diaries and all related characters are copyright of L.J. Smith, Kevin Williams and the CW. No infringement intended.
Synopsis: Buffy really only knew one thing for certain. It was the same as it had been since she was sixteen and prophesied to face the Master. “I don’t want to die.”
Title: Give up the Ghost Chapter 5:Part B: ready or not Word Count: 2915 Prompt: #454 outcast @ tamingthemuse Rating: FR13 Disclaimer: BtVS and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. The Alpha and Omega Series and all related characters are copyright of Patricia Briggs and Ace. No infringement intended.
Summary: Leah Cornick was a lot of things (most of them bad), but none would’ve guessed that she was a Slayer trapped within a wish.