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May. 31st, 2013 | 06:39 pm
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Now that I have a nice summer to write copious amounts of fanfic, I think I need to look at what I think I'm doing here.



Next moves:

FTM Kyle #2 -- 4k so far-- this will be the next thing I finish and post and I think if I actually work on it I can accomplish that in short order. Original here.

RIAT ch. 8 -- not going to give a word count -- this is what I'm really excited to get back to, since I haven't put up a chapter since October 2011, jesus. I am not sure how long it'll take me to write but this chapter, chapter 8, is the climax to the whole story so I'm really fucking excited about it. The rest of it's here.

70s fic -- 95k so far -- the title of this story is actually "Negative Nancy and the Case of the Highly Controversial Doctoral Thesis." This is a 1970s AU that stemmed from the fucked-up idea that it's an American riff on RIAT, in a way, in that the characters well all born at the same times, but not in England (i.e. 1945-6). Despite the fact that I have almost 100 thousand words of this written, I am not sure how much more I will need to write to finish it. That said, finishing is an amorphous concept in this case, since there is no plot; it's literally just about Stan and Kyle meeting in 1973 and being in a relationship for 40 years. I was inspired by some Nhaingen artwork here.


Enthusiastic to finish:

Vikings -- 13.5k so far -- an Icelandic saga AU! Stan is the worst viking ever. Though technically he's not a viking, he's a wealthy horse farmer involved in an inheritance dispute. This is kind of hilarious and writing it is tons of fun. Unfortunately for readers it's written in Icelandic saga language, which is very stilted and weird. The idea is awesome but I'm not sure anyone wants to read this. Due to the language, I mean.

Stan is a TA -- ? -- based on something effingbirds said about what if Stan was Kyle's hot TA. I was like, yes, what if, and started writing something about it. Unfortunately my computer broke in December and I had to get a new one, and I cannot find this fic anywhere. Now, it's got to be somewhere, because I back up fucking everything, usually several times. That said, I am having a difficult time tracking this down. Maybe it's on a USB or Nhaingen has a copy. I'll keep looking. Maybe it's in my e-mail. ETA: Maybe it's on a flash drive.

RIAT short thing -- 12k so far -- I have been writing this for quite a while in little bits, and it's simply a matter of determining to actually finish it.

FTM Kyle #3 -- I've written like a paragraph of this, or something, but it's somewhat irrelevant until I finish and post FTM #2.

RIAT ch. 9-10 -- healthy chunks of both chapters are completed. But, as with above, somewhat irrelevant until I post chapter 8.

Kenny/Cartman fic -- 2.5k so far -- I'm so excited about this story. Unlike a lot of pairings in this fandom, there's no go-to high school Kenny/Cartman fic that everyone's already written, so I basically want to write that. To be clear, I know people have written this, but it's not something that people commonly write. You know?


Things I want to write/have written some of but likely won't finish:

"St. Rosa and the Swallows, or, Notes on Camp" -- 14.5k so far -- it's extremely sad to me that I probably won't finish this, because it's the first thing I ever started writing for negniahn. The plot is that all the kids have to complete a senior project to graduate high school, and Stan wants to adapt Susan Sontag's essay "Notes on Camp" into a musical. With crossdressing. KYLE IS HORRIFIED. This was supposed to be extremely ambitious and literary and I structured it with all kinds of epigrams and quotes so on and ... actually it's just bad and I can't finish it. It's just bad, it's so fucking bad. Sad because I wanted to write something that was fitting for Nhaingen and I basically blew it by overshooting my wad or whatever.

Love Boat (With Men) -- I never intended to follow through on this, and I think I got the "making fun of cruises and also cruising, and also puns" urge out. I can't say I'll never continue this if I get some kind of feeling for it, but it's not in my plans. I could spoil the ending if anyone's interested, why not.

Butters/Craig fic -- I am dying to write something about Butters and Craig, because for some reason they are my second-favorite pairing. (No one ever really asks me what non-S/K pairings I like, weirdly enough.) But I don't have any kind of plot for them, or any particular story to tell about them. Mostly I just think they're interesting in a complementary fashion, because Butters is very effusive and Craig is pretty low-key about most things. Butters would definitely top. I wish I had an idea about this! I've been thinking about it forever. The only good story I've ever read about them, or that had a Butters/Craig element, is formerdinosaur's Kyle ass-waxing story, which is amazing, but not really about Craig and Butters when you cut through it. I'd love to write something about this, so if anyone's got some weird concept they're looking for someone else to consider exploiting, toss it my way.

physiotherapy -- I have written like none of this -- I was super excited about this a year and a half ago, or something. I forget if I've outlined it elsewhere? The basic idea is that Stan and Kyle have lost touch, not for any reason, but because they're in their 30s and are doing their own thing. Stan is a physiotherapist and a serial dater, trying super hard to get married and start a family. Guys can smell desperation on him and adoption agencies are hesitant to give a child to a single man. Then one day Stan gets a new client and it's Kyle, whose wife pushed him down the stairs when her told her he was gay and wanted a divorce. Kyle has some kid he never sees and has to pay child support to his ex living in their McMansion while Kyle has moved back in with his parents and is upset. His ex-wife wants to take the kid and move back to Boston or whatever, and Stan is like "OMG you have to fight her to keep him here." But Kyle actually practices family law and is like "it's really better for my kid if I just let him go and not keep his mother from taking a job with a good salary on the other side of the country where the rest of her family is, thereby making both of them ultimately resent me." Kyle would be really hesitant to get into a relationship with Stan because he just got out of a relationship, but you know they'd get into it anyway. When I talked about this with negniahn she pointed out that this story would be hard to write because the kid and Kyle's ex-wife would have to be characterized really well, the kid in particular, in order to make the reader care about what happens to the kid. My thinking is that it's more about Kyle than the kid, but, this is too far down the list of priorities to bother with, sadly.

maritime AU -- ahoy, mateys. After leaving his fiancee, Wendy, in fictional early 19th-century somewhere, Stan steals away on a ship that is wrecked in a storm. He washes up on a tropical island where Kyle rescues him. Kyle is a sorceress and a member of the island culture's third sex. He wears lots of sexy see-through sarongs. Then it would devolve into weird exploitative witch sex in a bamboo hut and possibly also on the beach. Stan would totally have to dig sand out of Kyle's butt. It'd be awesome. Kyle is probably going to try to use Stan's semen in some fertility potion. Will it work? I dunno, I don't think I can write this out as an actual story, though it's another fun idea.

Kyle is drag queen -- no one's ever written him as a drag queen before, really. There's some on Tumblr here with a lovely pic. But, again, I don't have much of a story to go with this, and I feel like I have to consolidate my efforts on things further up.

Kyle is a mermaid -- he lives in Stan's pool. Also because he is from a different culture he doesn't have, like, human emotions, so he can't be affectionate with Stan and it's very sad, and also this idea is so weird. ETA: I thought there was some on Nhaingen's blog, but I can't find it.


I saw the fucking Superman trailer last night at my second Star Trek Into Darkness viewing and there is something wrong with me:

Superman AU -- there is literally no chance in hell I would write this.
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effingbirds

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from: effingbirds
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
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Yessssssss. ....Also apparently Lj notifies me when I'm tagged. That's convenient.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
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That is actually super convenient! Hmmm. LiveJournal, you've done it again.

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formerdinosaur

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from: formerdinosaur
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
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I also got a notification for being mentioned, I like this feature - and I was hoping it was in this post, and it is!

Dying at Superman AU - guuurll, what! Kyle is Lois Lane, I presume? WHO IS JIMMY

I think you have your priorities in order here, in terms of this being like, in descending order of what I want to read about most, with FTM Kyle and RIAT at the top. And aasodifjdo somehow I always forget that there is this RIAT prequel already heavily in the works -- dude, you have like 300k of fic hidden away that I am dying to read! Which is very exciting.

Miscellaneous notes:

I wish I could remember that "great idea" for a sequel to Butters/Craig that was really Stan/Kyle, dammit! I've done like 10 different gmail searches trying to find it, but I think it's lost to time. I'll continue to sneak in little Butters/Craig mentions like the two of them as Stan's slaves in an AU until I think of a good idea with them as main characters.

What is your favorite pairing after Butters/Craig and S/K? I feel like it probably involves Kenny or Clyde, or maybe you don't have a third "favorite," as such?

I'm glad Vikings and Kenny/Cartman are still on the radar. Second question: do you think you'll write Kenny/Cartman sex? I ask this because I wrote it once and found it disturbing in practice and hindsight. I like the idea of Cartman being a greedy bottom, but it was so uncomfortable for me to write ... as a scene.

70's fic, oh man ;___; I know you think it's too long or whatever, but the idea of a long fic that details their life together after the 'get together tension' is really appealing to me - and I haven't really seen this attempted so far? Where they get together at the beginning and the fic is about what happens after, without a complication like mpreg or outside drama, just the long domestic stretch? I'm interested in this in a big way, still.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 03:10 am (UTC)
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Aw, maybe one day I'll be mentioned in a post and get to discover this function for myself. As it is I think I'm the only person who links to people's usernames in LJ anymore, fuck.

>> Dying at Superman AU - guuurll, what! Kyle is Lois Lane, I presume? WHO IS JIMMY

Okay, the thing is, I actually don't know anything about Superman other than the iconic things everyone knows. I used to watch black-and-white Superman on Nick at Nite when I was like 6 and I didn't retain a single thing from that. But it could be a really generic pastiche, like that I Dream of Kenny thing. I'm never gonna write it. I can't imagine someone else hasn't done this? Stan even already has a superhero alter ego, fuck.

>> you have like 300k of fic hidden away that I am dying to read!

Okay, I don't think it's quite that much.

I wish you could remember that Butters/Craig idea, too, fuck. I do remember the empire AU subplot with Craig and Butters, though I'm more looking for something that deconstructs them in a high school setting or whatever and goes from there. I feel like this should be a fandom where people are always writing crack ships for no reason, but there's surprising little of it, go figure.

>> What is your favorite pairing after Butters/Craig and S/K? I feel like it probably involves Kenny or Clyde, or maybe you don't have a third "favorite," as such?

I don't have a third favorite, though I have soft spots for Cartman pairings with Wendy, Butters, Kenny, or Clyde; Kenny/Clyde; Token/Wendy; anything super weird involving the main 11 or however many characters. I could be into Bebe/Craig. The thing with most of these is that it'd have to be pretty S/K-focused to hold my interest. I'm also really not into Token being gay for some reason. I think he's the only one. Not sure why. I'd love to read some disgusting Kenny/Clyde/Cartman/Butters shitshow clusterfuck epic, but who would write that? I don't want to write that. But lord, it'd be a hot mess.

>> Second question: do you think you'll write Kenny/Cartman sex?

Probably not. More because it wouldn't have any place in the actual fic I started writing.

I maintain that 70s fic is pretty terrible and you're going to be disappointed, but it's definitely on my radar, and if I'm optimistic maybe I can get it done by the end of the year. They definitely get together in like, the first scene of the fic, and the rest of it is like "the history of us" or whatever. Something stupid like that.

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
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THAT'S WHAT NOTES ON CAMP IS ABOUT???????? OH MY GOD I'M CREAMING MY DEAD GRANDMAS BED

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:41 am (UTC)
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The thing is, I know you're being for real.

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:44 am (UTC)
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Technically its my dads childhood bed and technically I'm not creaming anything because I can still feel giant black ants crawling on my skin. I wish I had my comp/internet so I could help root up your TA fic. I definitely remember some of it.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
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We'll work on it next week. I'm really sorry about the ants!

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
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Well. I might have left sticky lollipop wrappers all in and under my bed, so.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:52 am (UTC)
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Wait, like. At home? Or at your grandfather's?

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
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At my grampa's. If I knew there was an ant problem I would have cleaned up!!

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
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Giiiirl! Can you clean it up now?

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
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I already did

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 03:03 am (UTC)
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Good. You're on your way.

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:42 am (UTC)
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Also I second former dinosaur, please elaborate on superman. Superman is such a gay idealistic figure, like stan. Red and blue, like stan. He gets naked in phone booths, like stan.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
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Also Kyle is persnickety like Lois Lane. Actually, I don't know fucking anything about Superman. What I do know is that Stan would be disappointed that he has to save the world. "You're an alien from planet [whatever], my son." "No. Not doing this, no." "Hey Staaaaaaaaaaan, wanna see these pictures I took of SUPERMAN?" "No. I don't care about Superman." "I FUCKED SUPERMAN." "Didn't Superman actually fuck you?" "How do you know that?" "I dunno, I don't care. I'm trying to eat lunch."

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
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im laughing so hard

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
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"Superman, I feel so fucking guilty! I've been cheating on you with my hot dorky coworker!"

"Kyle, that's also me."

"YOU BASTARD" [Kyle throws a shoe at Stan's face]

Edited at 2013-06-01 02:48 am (UTC)

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
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Always with the shoes, kyle.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
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This is actually something I took from life. I take off my shoes and throw them at people too often.

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negniahn

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from: negniahn
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
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that's fantastic news.

I found this! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shoe_throwing_incidents

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brimbelle

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from: brimbelle
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Yessss this is exciting! Especially the FTM Kyle, I love the first one you did. And yaay for RIAT too !
(what does "TA" mean though? I'm glad Stan is Kyle's hot something but I couldn't find what TA means ugggh)

Butters/Craig sounds good too, mostly because of Butters topping.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
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A TA is a teaching assistant. I don't know if you guys have them in France, but it's usually an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student who helps the professor teach the class. Most often it's something you have in a huge lecture course with dozens (or hundreds) of students. The professor does the main lectures but the TAs lead smaller sections of students (~10-20) where they talk about the lecture. The TAs in these cases usually do the grading. They also help the professor set the assignments and exams, and sometimes give a lecture or two.

I wish someone would write some legit Butters/Craig so I don't have to do it. Not because I don't want to, it's just something I prefer to read.

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brimbelle

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from: brimbelle
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh okay, thank you! we have something like that too.

Ah that's what happens with some of my drawings. I'd prefer someone else to draw it so I can just look at it but I always end up drawing them anyway.
Maybe we should ask for Butters/Craig on the kinkmeme, maybe.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
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If someone's still filling things on the kink meme! I feel guilty about making requests on there because I honestly just don't have time to fill anything.

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Emily

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from: _confunded_
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
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I would definitely read Butters/Craig with Butters topping, not because I've given any thought to the pairing, but because I really hate fandom Butters and fandom ~super seme~ Craig and would like to read about those roles being reversed. Also since Butters is apparently "hung like a horse", assuming that stays true through puberty, top!Butters could be hilarious in an awkward, painful-for-the-bottom sort of way. Maybe Butters gets into porn, because he's clearly headed in the direction of being obsessed with sex and women, and Craig is one of the cameramen for his movies or something?? I'm terrible at ideas.

70's fic sounds great, there really isn't enough of Stan/Kyle being older and domesticated, or just having an established relationship for most or all of the story. Who needs a plot, anyway? A good character focused story can be just as good.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
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I think Craig would be pretty size queeny and really into it if Butters had an uncomfortably gigantic penis. Probably it would go something like, they meet up somewhere and have a gay hook up, and Butters is being like "you're so mean" and Craig's like "well, the getting's good, so deal with it." Then Butters starts seeing some girl and Craig is like, wait a minute, and he has to make some grand romantic gesture--

I seriously don't think I can come up with an idea for this that's not stupid.

Anyway, when you are 70,000 words in this 70s story you will be like, fuck, if only this dumb fic had a plot.

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Emily

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from: _confunded_
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
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I'd hate to see what Craig's idea of a grand romantic gesture is. And when I say 'hate' I mean I really want to see this.

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War Paint

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from: sekrit_omg
date: Jun. 1st, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
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"So, hey. I bought you this turtle."

"Craig, what am I gonna do with a turtle?"

"I dunno, love it or something."

"I do, but he's gonna get bigger. Where's he gonna live?"

"I dunno, bathtub."

"Well, this is a sweet and confusing gesture, so, thanks."

"What, I buy you this turtle, and we're not even going to have cheap reconciliation sex? You're cruel, Stotch."

"Aw, heck, is that what this is about?"


And so on.

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