May 20th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/05/20 23:54:00 - Meta-fic-challenge
One wonders if in another, more magical, universe students at Hogwarts have story ideas involving a bearded geek...

The challenge is:

Some fictional character is writing fanfiction of some other genre. (including "real world" (i.e. us) fanfic as a possibility). Write something.

(items pitched at 100 (drabble), 200 (double-drabble) or 500 words "score" extra "points").
Current Mood: [mood icon] intrigued

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userinfo damerell
2004/05/20 17:00:53
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userinfo senji
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2004/05/20 17:21:06
I do now :-)
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userinfo andrewwyld
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2004/05/20 17:25:38
He sits at his desk and frets.

The typewriter hums gently in anticipation.  Time for a new beginning?  Poised above the page, about to make his first incision, preparing for his entrance.

But every entrance is an exit somewhere else.  There can be no new beginnings, only transitions.

So he frets.

Sitting at the keyboard, suddenly, he wonders.  Is every keystroke a command somewhere else?  Do characters feel the promptings of destiny as their writers type?  Is someone writing him, now?  He wishes they'd hurry up and inspire him.

But inspiration comes from the opposite direction.

Characters exit another play.  They enter his.  They wonder whether they are free, and because they wonder, they are.

And as they wonder, their freedom compels him to type:

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

a play by

Tom Stoppard





OK?
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userinfo senji
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2004/06/02 13:42:16
:: grins ::

I like :)

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userinfo requiem_17_23
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2004/05/21 01:54:21
I register an interest, but delay my response for a week and a half due to Doom.
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userinfo ceb
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2004/05/21 03:33:33
http://www.dangermouse.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=270
http://www.dangermouse.net/cgi-bin/comic.pl?comic=459 et seq.

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userinfo senji
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2004/05/21 03:36:32
I hadn't seen the earlier one before :-)
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userinfo fernwithy
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2004/05/24 11:41:31
Oh, I'll definitely play, but I can't right now.
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