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100 Unwritten Fics #005 
31st-May-2012 10:51 pm
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When I was in bed trying not to cough I read a fair few Merlin High School AUs that made me think about about writing a Life on Mars High School AU (wherein S and G are students, because I've already done the Teacher AU.)

Gene is the ridiculously popular kid who is failing most of his classes, Sam is considered both a freak and a geek thanks to his leather-jacket-wearing and off the wall quoting combined with straight As. Sam gets himself into masses of trouble by picking a fight with unjust science teacher Frank Rathbone, necessitating cruel and unusual punishment from Head Mistress Phyllis Dobbs. She wants him to work as Gene's tutor. Sam and Gene? Fight all the time, and not just verbally. But, for some reason, Sam doesn’t shop Gene. Maybe it’s because Gene’s little brother Stu begs him not to. After that, things are slightly smoother. The boys realise they have some things in common and begrudgingly begin to like one another’s company. Sam soon discovers that Gene has the intelligence to ace his subjects, but none of the application, and most of that is because he’s knackered from secretly working two jobs on top of school. Gene has to provide for his family. Mumblety-mumble happens (Gene’s dad and flying fists? Stu gets caught smoking weed?) and Stu decides to run away. Sam and Gene bond even further over looking for Stu. Stu is safe, because I am all for happy endings. Inevitably, sexiness occurs between Sam and Gene, but not before one final miscommunication that ramps up the drama, oh noes.

Reason(s) for not having written: It's already been done well by people who are not me.
31st-May-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I want this. I want this so badly. Fern and I were constructing much the same plot a few weeks ago, just after, funnily enough, I had spent the day reading a Merlin high school AU. XD

In short, if you're not going to, I probably will at some point. XD
31st-May-2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
Hee, go for it ♥

I have a love-hate relationship with Merlin High School AUs. When they're done well, they're wonderful. Other times it's not particularly inspired original fiction with paper dolls of Bradley and Colin's looks pasted on top.

(This applies to all genres and stories in one way or another, of course. When done well: awesome. When done badly: n'awwwwww!)
31st-May-2012 01:31 pm (UTC)

dooooooooooooooooooooo itttttttttttttttttt :D
3rd-Jun-2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Is this to me or Sky? Or both of us?
3rd-Jun-2012 10:27 am (UTC)
You OR Sky! Both! 8D
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1st-Jun-2012 07:58 am (UTC)
Didn't lunadeath02 write a High School AU? I am sure I've seen one lurking about.

I know that the predictability of some genres can be frustrating, but I do think it depends upon the genre as to whether you enjoy it or not. I've never really been a huge HS AU fan. (Or AU in general, actually. I am slowly, slowly working my way around to appreciating them.) F'rinstance, I do not care that I can say exactly how and when things will happen, I love AMNESIA fics with a passion.
31st-May-2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm still pretty new to this fandom, so I have a lot of fic to catch up on. I hope if someone's really written such a story that I stumble onto it.

Apart from that, may I just say: YES TO THAT WHOLE IDEA. I would absolutely read the hell out of the fic you just described! 0_0
1st-Jun-2012 08:00 am (UTC)
See, I don't have links, but I was sure it had been done.

Hahahaha :D ♥
31st-May-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
It's perfect, Loz! Has it really been done before??? Sigh.
1st-Jun-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
I thought so, but now I'm not so sure?!
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3rd-Jun-2012 08:53 am (UTC)
:D Really? I was so sure everyone would go 'NOOOOOOOOOO'.
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