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Damn You, WIPs!

I just accidentally read a WIP that is completed up to the point where everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, horribly - with everyone in mortal danger and seemingly no way to fix it.....and that's it. So, now I'm stuck with this overwhelming sense of despair and dread that makes it pretty much impossible for me to get anything done.

Sigh...maybe I'll go renew my car insurance.

In other WIP news:

The Novel Project
-I've heard from all but one of you guys. So, it looks like we're almost good to go. I may send out another email in the next few days to test formatting issues. So, just a heads up on that.
-I've decided to scrap the first chapter, and use the second chapter as the first. This means more work for me! Yay? Seriously though, the first chapter was craptastic, I think I made the right decision - it just means that I've got to go through and make sure that I'm still introducing the characters properly.

Demented'verse
-I thought of yet another timestamp piece for the demented'verse, and I have a 800 words of that written. Ironically, I'm thinking of scrapping those 800 words and instead writing it all from an OCs POV during the main action, and not having all the set-up. 

6x22/7x01 AU
-Those of you who have been reading my rewatches know that I came up with an idea for an AU during 6x22. I'm probably going to write it. Right now it's sitting in my head as mostly just a concept.

If Clothes Could Talk
-I've updated the pre-existing coats for S6, but that's about it so far. I might update the pre-existing shirts today. Actually, yeah, that's probably what I'll do this evening, since that WIP I read destroyed my ability to do much else. (Right now I gotta eat, renew my car insurance, and then go to physiotherapy - 'cause I know you were curious.)

In Other News
-I start work on Monday, supposedly. It'll be nice to make money again, but I really wish it was with a new job, and not the old contracting company that constantly mismanages me. Lately I've been filled with the despairing thought that I'm not qualified for any job, no one will ever hire me, and I'm doomed to be broke and miserable forever. But at least I have you guys! *cheers* *drinks*

Supernatural Tomorrow!!
-I thought I might have a shindig that I had to go to, but it turns out that I don't - so I'll be doing my usual routine of watching at my friend's place and then walking home and typing up my reaction around midnight. Tomorrow's episode is the one that I saw being filmed back in September. I gave most of my behind the scenes stories in the post then, but tomorrow during my quick reaction, I'll be able to tell you exactly what scenes I saw being filmed. :)


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la_mariane
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
I just accidentally read a WIP that is completed up to the point where everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, horribly - with everyone in mortal danger and seemingly no way to fix it.....and that's it. Look at the date it was last updated. If it's been years, it means the author has no idea how to fix it either.

And what do you mean, "bithchy"? I'm never bitchy ;D
hells_half_acre
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Haha, thankfully, it looks like they are still updating, so they must know what they are doing *crosses fingers* - but I don't know how long I'll have to wait, and I also REALLY wish they had warned that it wasn't completed.

I'm never bitchy either... :P
cutestlilsock
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I kind of want to know what the WIP was but at the same I don't because I might not be able to resist reading it.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 3rd, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Well, now I don't know if I should tell you or not... :P
cutestlilsock
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Haha, I don't know if you should tell me or not either. I, somehow, avoided reading one of my favorite author's WIPs, and I fear reading one will send me on a WIP binge.

Okay, I can resist it. Tell me!
hells_half_acre
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
It's the J2 Au where they are werecats. (I read weird things). Anyway, the latest story is called Wheel In The Sky, and I thought the huge section that was posted today meant that it was completed...not that it was just amping up to be horribly devastating.

So, yeah, don't read it until it's completed! That is my advice to you. :P
cutestlilsock
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oh geez! Would you believe that is the story I'm trying to avoid reading? I read weird things, too. Though I have to say that's a WONDERFUL verse and people who aren't normally into weres fall for that verse. I'm trying to be patient and read it all at once but it's hard because I trust the author to finish her stories. I think my resolve is wavering. :O
hells_half_acre
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, I figured you would know of it, but I didn't realize that it was tempting you. My advice would be to wait until she at least posts another 5 chapter block. DO NOT READ IT NOW. But, that's my opinion...right now it ends on a huge down note.

AUs are all I can read in RPS, because I get squicked by non-AUs (for the most part, there have been a few exceptions). So, I kind of like the more fantastical AUs where it's really just the names and likenesses and nothing at all else...so the werecat verse really suits me, because they don't even use J2's immediate families' names. Plus, as you say, it's a good verse.
cutestlilsock
Nov. 3rd, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
I'm still resisting, somehow. And just remember that, so far, she seems to be a HEA author. The story will turn around, hopefully.

I can only read AUs for RPS and my favorite fanfic are AUs and Crossovers. I tried to read a non-AU RPF story in my early fandom days and it was just weird for me. I've not read one since. Heck, this is the only fandom I read RPF for. If you asked me before Supernatural would I read so many things my answer would have been no. I have no clue what this fandom has done to me.

It really is a well-written verse. It makes me happy that one of my favorite authors reads another of my favorite authors.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Oddly enough, I don't like AUs when it comes to SPN fanfic. I like the stories to be as canon compliant as possible - though, exceptions are made for "future-fic" ...and well, really I make exceptions for well-written fic in general. I guess that's why there have been a few non-AU RPS stories that have snuck past my lines in the sand. :P

But they have to be VERY well written.

I love crossovers too! (obviously, haha).

Also, thank you for saying that I'm one of your favourite authors...that warms the cookies of my heart.

I actually read a lot of fic, but I don't usually comment (I'm such a hypocrite, because I know, as an author, that I absolutely love comments)...and I don't usually do recs...so it's kind of hard to tell what I've been reading. :P I also don't tend to bookmark, so *I* don't usually even know what I've read. One of these days I should really do a rec-post, though.
metallidean_grl
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
My feelings exactly when it comes to WIPs, which is why I don't read them. Was reading a really long, really good story awhile back, I thought it was completed, but to my surprise when I get to the last chapter posted, realized it wasn't and the story left off at a really good part. I was so so so so so very frustrated. Good luck in getting this story posted with a new chapter soon.

Excited to see the new episode and hear your commentary about what you saw filmed. that is always fun.

And don't despair about the job. Something is bound to come up and those of us who have been out of work for long periods of time, heck anyone who is out of work for any period of time always feels that way, so you are not alone. Take heart girlfriend.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I usually don't read them either - but alas...this one fooled me into thinking it was completed.

I'm excited for the new episode too! I'm not sure I'll have that much to add, but it was great fun to see it filmed.

Thanks for the encouragement and comradeship. I'll try not to let life drag me down too much. :)
metallidean_grl
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you'll have lots to add to the episode after we watch it, as always.

Always here to help you when you feel down. I've been there, felt and done that so many times, I know exactly how you are feeling. I feel your pain. If you feel down, allow yourself for a short time, and then get back up. It's hard to keep going for a long sustained period of time, but you can do it. You have a lot going for you. Take care.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you!
franztastisch
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I am excited for all the stories! *bounces*
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Yay! It's always more fun to write when it's not just me that is excited. ;)
borgmama1of5
Nov. 3rd, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to your recap almost as much as the episode tomorrow!
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Oh man! I hope I don't disappoint! ;)
sandymg
Nov. 4th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
WIPs annoy the hell out of me. Never start anything until it's done. Mostly this is because I like to read straight through as much as possible. My memory isn't great. If I interrupt for weeks at a time then I won't remember a thing from earlier and it kills the story.

I have a quick question for you here because I'm being way too lazy to just go to your already existing clothes posts. I thought in a recent episode of SPN I saw Dean wearing a purpleish-reddish plaid shirt that looked like the one from AHBL where Sam dies.

So ... he got his clothes back post dying himself in the S3 ender? Sam kept them?
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
I have a great memory, but I usually don't read WIPs either - mostly because there's always the chance they won't be continued, and I hate things hanging unresolved.

That was indeed Dean's Red Plaid Shirt of Angst from all the way back in S1. Sam did keep Dean's clothes after his death - in storage, but not at Bobby's or in the car, because Dean had to borrow both Bobby's clothes and Sam's clothes in 4x01.

Likewise, Soulless!Sam still had Sam's old clothes. So, my personal-headcanon is that Dean left Sam's old clothes at Bobby's or in storage as well.

You have to remember that in both cases, the remaining brother was actively trying to rescue the dead brother. Dean researched while he was at Lisa's, and Sam didn't even burn Dean's body, because he thought that Dean might need it again. Getting rid the clothes would have probably symbolically made them feel like they were giving up.

sandymg
Nov. 4th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yes. Makes perfect sense dramatically. So have they used this particular shirt at times when they want to show Dean more vulnerable? I did notice that levi!Sam from last week wore soulless!Sam's jacket. At least I thought he did.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
I think they do tend to use it when Dean is vulnerable, yes. There's been a few exceptions - Dean wore it in Providence when he was happy, and he wore it in 7x01 when he was fixing the car and listening to the radio in the sunshine. But I think there is something about that shirt that makes Dean look like he needs a hug.

Levi!Sam was actually just wearing one of Sam's jackets. Both Leviathans were actually wearing the jackets that the boys wear most often - so, not necessarily connected with any emotion, more connected with looking like Sam and Dean as much as possible.

Soulless!Sam had a deep blue jacket, and a deep brown jacket (as well as Sam's regular jackets) - but both have subsequently been worn by re-souled Sam (though, I'm not sure about season 7, I haven't been paying as close attention). So, I don't think there's an article of clothing attached purely to Soulless!Sam really.
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