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30th-Aug-2012 07:26 pm
Loz Target
This originally comes from ladyfoxxx and I copied it from eledhwenlin, because apparently, when you do one meme, you open the floodgates for another ten.

You know when you get that first idea for a fic, all shiny and exciting and you immediately latch onto ONE scene or ONE moment that you desperately want to write? Sometimes you write thousands of words JUST so you can write that ONE scene or moment?

Well that's what happens to me, anyway. OFTEN. So I did a quick poll earlier on Twitter and it appears I am not alone in this. And now I am desperately interested to know what everyone else's key scenes/moments in fic are.

So! Ask me about any of my fics (Majority of LoM fic, other fannish fic, most recent other fandom stuff at AO3) and I'll tell you what my key scene was and whether anyone noticed it and then link me to your master list so you tell me about one of yours! What was that scene you wanted to write in a particular fic? Did it come out the way you thought it would? Did it end up being a key scene, or just another scene? Was it a scene a lot of people commented on? Did you (GASP) need to cut the scene out of the fic in the end? ;___;.
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30th-Aug-2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Palimpset!
30th-Aug-2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Hee! I just talked about the very scene with fightingthecage. In my writer's notes, it was described thus: A scene where he wakes up in 1973 and sees everything overlapping. Multiple Sams and multiple Genes, multiple everything – and he can’t control any of it – he can’t bend it to his will – it’s a force larger than him and this is the way it’s supposed to be. He collapses in the office.

Even though it's essentially a Groundhog Day story, the whole point was that idea of overlapping realities: different texts existing on one page, events and actions that can't be totally erased. The whole story was building up to this scene, it was the first I conceived even when the story was supposed to be a comedy. ETA: also, since I forgot this point: it achieved its effect the way I intended and was commented on a fair amount, which pleased me no end!

Would you be able to tell me about "No"?

Edited at 2012-08-30 01:05 pm (UTC)
31st-Aug-2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Hmm. It actually started more intellectually and abstractly than my fic usually begin. I was reading a fanfic where Stephen Warren raped Sam, and something felt slightly off. I started thinking "Wait, why would he get his hands dirty? He'd probably use someone else rather than do it personally. And would he necessarily have to use a man...holy fuck, did that episode show what I think it showed?" and it kind of fell into place. It didn't entirely click for me until then.

I didn't really have a specific scene in mind, but I was definitely fascinated by the idea of Sam not letting himself say the actual word, instead balking, because if he didn't say the word, he might be able to get away with telling himself it wasn't that bad. So those weird gaps where he nearly said it, then caught himself were what I wanted to write the most.
30th-Aug-2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I have to pick the Changes series... But do you want me to pick one chapter?</p>

And then I link my fic list? http://basaltgrrl.livejournal.com/8601.html

31st-Aug-2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh. So, initially, it was Gene sitting at the back of a room and watching Sam play guitar on stage. The lines I got in my head were the first two, and they wouldn't leave me alone. Shortly thereafter, once I'd decided I really was going to write more Stalker!Gene fic, it was one of the later scenes, wherein Sam's taken over Gene's bed (Despite being ostensibly half Gene’s size, Sam takes up the whole of the bed. He’s like a reverse-TARDIS. He looks small and compact, but he unfolds to be larger on the outside.) And I had much of one of the final conversations written ages before I got there, although it ended up changing a lot. The tenet remained the same, but the tone and the way an audience was supposed to feel about it had transformed. The kiss on the forehead at the airport! That was written shortly after I wrote the second story in the series. People gratifyingly commented on all of the keys scenes of this fic because in typical Loz fashion, there weren't many connective scenes, la la la, greatest weakness, dooby doo.

Tell me about More than a Woman!
31st-Aug-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
The only really huge fic I've written was the big bang fic, but I did have that experience of having certain images or conversations or situations in my head, and then being forced to change it to make it all work together. Anyway.

There are so many amazing scenes in the Changes series - so many that really encapsulate so many different moods, as their relationship changes. How satisfying it must be to be able to encompass all that.

OK! So, More than a woman. I had this conversation with Petra. Probably more than one conversation, in which gender and roles and who would be willing to do what were discussed. The more we talked the more her Sam and Gene and Annie took up residence in my brain, and then the first line of dialogue popped up in my head, and it pretty much wrote itself. It had so much to do with the two of us being amused by the idea of Annie being game for most anything, but Sam still pushing her limits.
2nd-Sep-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Somewhat late to the party here, but OOH! I'd like to know about As You Become a Habit to Me, please. Or, if you prefer, Every Little Counts. Or Can't Explain this Feeling. I am the picture of indecision, lol. Whichever you're most interested in talking about. :)
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