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24 May 2015 @ 08:02 pm
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Please send help. The plot bunnies are attacking from all directions and I can't concentrate on any of them because my brain keeps going to the others. We were working on daemon!fic, bunnies. It was cute. We were moving along really well. There was tea and small children. Why are we jumping through eras and fandoms?

I mean, don't leave me. But just...form a queue?
 
 
 
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on May 25th, 2015 02:26 am (UTC)
AAAH, too many plot bunnies! But at least this is a better problem than too few? :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 25th, 2015 02:27 am (UTC)
It definitely is. I just wish I could keep them organized. All this jumping around is hard to keep track of!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 25th, 2015 03:59 am (UTC)
I would offer help but I fear what almost always happens when I get involved is that I accidentally knock over a cage of even more plot bunnies.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 25th, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)
Hehe! You're like Shess in Howard's lab.

I'm not sure what happened. I was writing away, and Peggy and Jarvis were having tea and Takeo was teaching Mim how to be a hyena, and then Howard was like 'I'm not in this fic enough, write a story about me', so now I'm also working on 'That Time Howard and Maria went to Paris', in addition to 'That Time Peggy Brought Home a Cute, Drugged British Spy and Angie Was Pleased' and the not-yet-started-but-in-my head 'That Time the Stark Family Threw Jarvis a Surprise Party'. With frequent intervals of the so-AU-it's-not-funny 'Time Steve Rogers Met a Nice Girl and Married Her and Had A Baby'.

And, when doing research for the daemon story, I learned about the 1969 Nor'easter that paralyzed New York, and so I have this other fic floating around of Howard, Maria, Jarvis, and Anna being literally stuck in the house for two days.

Please send help.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 25th, 2015 04:16 am (UTC)
I sometimes think the characters of my story are perpetually stuck where I left them in the story. In which case, Dejeni is staring at the broken model Shess just knocked over, wondering when she'll finally be able to fix it because I haven't written that part yet.

And Howard is still face down in his lab, suffering from a hangover because I haven't gotten to the part where Jarvis brings him his hangover drink.

Winnie's having fun perpetually playing with a corgi puppy, though.

'That Time Peggy Brought Home a Cute, Drugged British Spy and Angie Was Pleased'

Yyyeesssss!

I mean, no. No, no new stories.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 25th, 2015 04:27 am (UTC)
I always think of my characters as actors who go off set when I'm not writing them, and hang out with each other in my file folders. And then they reassemble them if I need them.

But if I went by your method:

Jarvis is waiting for information from Peggy about how bad the Stark Industries accident was that made Howard have to leave Tony in his care for the day, and Haddie is wishing Takeo wouldn't excite Mim so much.

Howard is waiting to see if Maria wants to go to Paris with him, which is his solution for her not knowing if she wants to keep dating him after the press starts to report about them. He thinks going to Paris will give her a chance to get to know him better before she has to make the choice (BTW, please don't leave him, he probably, maybe a little bit loves you)

Bucky and Steve are chatting about whether Nora really likes him, because Steve is a little confused about modern dating and how sleeping with someone doesn't necessary mean you're in love.

And Angie is sitting by Bond's bed with a baseball bat, just in case he tries anything funny between the time Peggy leaves him there and the minder agents show up.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 25th, 2015 04:32 am (UTC)
And Angie is sitting by Bond's bed with a baseball bat, just in case he tries anything funny between the time Peggy leaves him there and the minder agents show up.

This is so Angie.

Oh, yes, and Tony is still rolling his eyes as he watches Steve excitedly showing Bucky the puppies that he's taken in. "When will this floor stop reeking of dogs? Never. That's when. Never," he's thinking.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 25th, 2015 04:41 am (UTC)
This is so Angie.

She's pretty sure he's harmless, because of the whole being drugged thing, but you wanna be on the safe side, you know?

It's one of those weird situations where the characters take over, because I don't want minder agents there, but Peggy wouldn't leave Angie alone without back-up, so now they have to come. It's like when Howard insisted on calling an ambulance for Tony when I wanted him to drive him to the hospital. Dammit, Howard Stark, this is not the time to behave like a responsible human being!

Oh, yes, and Tony is still rolling his eyes as he watches Steve excitedly showing Bucky the puppies that he's taken in.

Awww, Steve. *ruffles his hair*

Speaking of dogs, this picture makes me want to write a scene where Jarvis is sucked into a vicious boardgame night at the Stark househould, and Haddie is very concerned violence might break out at any moment.

And here's a daemon couple having some marital problems, for good luck.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 25th, 2015 04:54 am (UTC)
Haha! That dog looks so concerned.

And aw. I guess the cat isn't ready to make up with the lamb yet.

Awww, Steve. *ruffles his hair*

I have so much dialogue of Steve talking happily about how great it is that he's not allergic to dogs anymore.

Bucky: Is that why you're letting them use you as a bed?
Steve: Aren't they great?
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formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 26th, 2015 03:09 am (UTC)
J.A.R.V.I.S does very well with my mini!Starks, he probably handled the situation appropriately.

He took her through the logistics of how memory loss wouldn't happen again which isn't far from what Joan, Steve, Sherlock, and Natasha all told her. It was reassuring to a point but it was better for Winnie to hear it directly from her dad why it wouldn't happen again.

Issie: Steve's mom said you put me in an empty box and closed the lid.
Shess: Because I liked you! I wanted to put you away for safe keeping. You were so small.
Issie: I wasn't that small!
Shes: You were always that small.


Hahaha!!! This is so Shess' version of being protective. Of course you were always that small, Issie. Always.

Dejeni: *whispering to Howard* Get me another gear, I think I've got her cornered.

Hee!

Tomor: You're talking to Tony's daemon, Jen. Not wrangling a wild animal.
Dejeni: It feels exactly like the same thing. Only I don't have the option of a tranquilizer gun.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 26th, 2015 03:22 am (UTC)

Tomor: You're talking to Tony's daemon, Jen. Not wrangling a wild animal.
Dejeni: It feels exactly like the same thing. Only I don't have the option of a tranquilizer gun.


I'm picturing Dejeni leaving a trail of gears like breadcrumbs to lure Mim somewhere.

Mim: Come on, I'm too old for that now.
Dejeni: Since when?
Mim: I was four?
Dejeni: Oh. Well, what do you like now? Cars?
Mim: I'm eight, Tony can't drive yet.
Dejeni: Howard started driving at eight. Well, he fixed the engine and then we wanted to see if it was working, so he kind of drove it a little. He didn't steal it, though! That was all a misunderstanding.
Mim: Can Tony drive your car?
Dejeni: No. Jarvis would have a fit.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 26th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC)
I like how Dejeni graduates from gears to cars. There's nothing in the middle. And of course the only reason why not to let Tony drive at eight would be that Jarvis would get angry.

Although now I have an image of Tony sitting on Howard's lap and steering while Howard does the pedals. Jarvis would probably still have a minor fit.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 26th, 2015 03:36 am (UTC)
I like how Dejeni graduates from gears to cars. There's nothing in the middle.

Well, he is still a little young for babes. Probably. Eh, maybe not.

Although now I have an image of Tony sitting on Howard's lap and steering while Howard does the pedals. Jarvis would probably still have a minor fit.

That is actually kind of a sweet image. I imagine Tony got to 'fly' a few planes when he was little as well. I can see him on Howard's lap, and Howard making swooshing fighter plane noises as Tony presses buttons.

Kind of reminds me of this image from the Montage of Backstory in the first Iron Man movie. Awkward photoshop is awkward, but nice touch mentioning the ARC reactor there, movie.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 26th, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
That is actually kind of a sweet image. I imagine Tony got to 'fly' a few planes when he was little as well. I can see him on Howard's lap, and Howard making swooshing fighter plane noises as Tony presses buttons.

Awwww. Well there has to be a few nice father/son moments for the Starks.

Kind of reminds me of this image from the Montage of Backstory in the first Iron Man movie.

It's funny that now that montage just messes with my mind as does whenever Howard shows up in the Iron Man movies because to me he is now Dominic Cooper. Whenever I see the earlier Howards, it's like, "Wait, why didn't they just age Dominic Cooper and put him in this- oh wait, right, he hadn't been cast at all."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 26th, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
Awwww. Well there has to be a few nice father/son moments for the Starks.

I can see Howard doing a better job at certain ages with Tony, but as soon as he feels like he's getting into the groove, Tony changes or Howard goes through a rough patch, and things get all messed up again.

Whenever I see the earlier Howards, it's like, "Wait, why didn't they just age Dominic Cooper and put him in this- oh wait, right, he hadn't been cast at all."

This montage is also the reason that, despite literally knowing what Howard looks like in the 70's, I still have a much clearer image of what Jarvis looks like. In my head, I know exactly what Jarvis looks like in his 50's and 60's, but I just have this weird Cooper/Slattery hybrid for Howard. I feel like Slattery is the odd one out. I could see Cooper aging into montage!Howard, but the stop off at Slattery!Howard is hard for me to get my head around.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 26th, 2015 03:54 am (UTC)
I can see Howard doing a better job at certain ages with Tony, but as soon as he feels like he's getting into the groove, Tony changes or Howard goes through a rough patch, and things get all messed up again.

This makes so much sense it's not even funny.

I feel like Slattery is the odd one out. I could see Cooper aging into montage!Howard, but the stop off at Slattery!Howard is hard for me to get my head around.

You would be hard pressed to find two white men who look less like each other than Cooper and Slattery.
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formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 27th, 2015 02:40 am (UTC)
Aw, Tyr sounds perfect. I love the image of him sleeping in Nora's hair.

I'd imagine if you met someone with the same animal daemon, it wouldn't be weird but you might not necessarily get along.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 27th, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
Aw, Tyr sounds perfect. I love the image of him sleeping in Nora's hair.

Issie finds it rather adorable, too. That's why she doesn't get upset when he does it instead of cuddling with her.

As usual, I have far more headcanon than story. It's hard to find the balance of trying to breeze through to the point where JJ is born but also not just telling you to like Nora. But not dwelling so long on describing her that the story doesn't go anywhere.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 28th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
Awww! I love Victor squishing Betti a little.

And Cam pulling at Betti is totally mirrored by Winnie pulling JJ back by his collar.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 28th, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
Awww! I love Victor squishing Betti a little.

I think dogs and daemons in the HDM verse probably have a deeper bond than even dog and humans. They connect on a different level. When I did a daemon meme response for Fraser of due South, my headcanon was that Tannerak and Diefenbaker were best buds, and Fraser was always having to clarify which one was his daemon and which was his pet.


And Cam pulling at Betti is totally mirrored by Winnie pulling JJ back by his collar.


JJ: I was just--
Winnie: No.
JJ: But, I have to--
Winnie: No.
JJ: But he said--
Winnie: No.
JJ: *going limp* I'm fine now.
Winnie: No, I'm not falling for that again.

Here's proud parent Issie.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 28th, 2015 10:28 pm (UTC)
JJ: *going limp* I'm fine now.
Winnie: No, I'm not falling for that again.


Hee! Along with teaching her to defend and fight, Bucky can teach her how to deal with a Rogers.

Bucky: You basically have to hold onto them until the bully is well out of sight.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 28th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
I can absolutely see Bucky pinning a small angry Steve against a wall until the threat is over. Mirrored by Shess holding Issie by the scruff of her neck and just sitting there while Issie flails in the air.

Issie: Put me down! This is embarrassing.
Shess: *muffled* Mmmnot as embarrassing as if you get the mmmmstuffing beat out of you again.
Issie: I don't do this to you!
Shess: Mmmlike to see you mmmtry.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 28th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
I can totally see Issie trying to get some revenge by biting down on Shess' side but once Shess stands up she's just hanging there.

Shess: Did you want a ride?
Issie: Shummt upmmph.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 29th, 2015 12:06 am (UTC)
Shess: Did you want a ride?
Issie: Shummt upmmph.


Haha!

Bucky: *makes a show of looking at himself* I have this weird itch in my side, like a bug is biting me...
Steve: That is not even funny.

I bet there were at least a few awkward moments after Steve become big, when Bucky tried to stop him from charging in somewhere and realized he couldn't stop him anymore, but Shess could still pick up Issie. Bucky is on his ass on the ground, and Steve is off running until the bond starts to pull at him.

Issie: Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
Shess: *looks to Bucky*
Bucky: Nope, hold her. I don't care how big he is, he's still an idiot.
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