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15 December 2008 @ 10:49 pm
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Soooo...not a lot to say. I'd like to write some stories, but my brain-to-type translator is being broken. I'm planning to watch some of my Teevees to try and boost my creativity. I think it's been so long since I've seen them that I'm starting to write the characters as my versions of characters, rather than the actual characters, if that makes sense. Like you know how you interpret a character a certain way and that way is different from the way someone else will write him/her? I feel like I'm writing interpretations of my interpretations and not who the characters actually are. I doubt that made anymore sense.

Anyway! My fandom_stocking is here, if anyone would like to go stuffing it. I plan to stuff some others', once I take a look through and see who likes what. I also need to catch-up on fic reading.

My mum's off this week (and most of the holidays, which is wicked), so I'm going to hang out with her and do Christmassy activities. That should be good. Provided we can fend of this cold that my mum has and I'm the process of catching.
 
 
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donutsweeperdonutsweeper on December 16th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Actually, I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I get in trouble by watching something (particularly certain episodes) because the characterization's off what I consider IC or there is a canon anomaly that makes me cringe, or the person just says something that I can't picture them saying. (If that makes sense)
The Writer They Call Tay: Misc: NCIS teamawanderingbard on December 18th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. I feel like Tony on NCIS especially gets a very varied treatment depending on who's writing him. He's childish, he's mature, he's a jerk, he's a sweetie, he's insecure, he's pompous. He goes from one spectrum to the other constantly (although perhaps that's just who he is).
donutsweeper: DiNozzodonutsweeper on December 18th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Exactly! He was actually who I was thinking of when I typed that up. It's very frustrating.
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Harry/Murphy (by realtanala)joyfulfeather on December 16th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
*nod* That makes plenty of sense. I do it, too. I'm pretty guilty of it for Dresden and Atlantis both. Communing with the source material does help!
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry and Murphyawanderingbard on December 18th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, especially when the source material is awesome. :-)
formerly lifeinsomniac: JackHarknessReadingjoonscribble on December 16th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Like you know how you interpret a character a certain way and that way is different from the way someone else will write him/her? I feel like I'm writing interpretations of my interpretations and not who the characters actually are.

This actually makes perfect sense to me. And I think that's pretty much how I usually end up writing in the Torchwood fandom.
The Writer They Call Tay: IM: who are you now?awanderingbard on December 18th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
I think Torchwood is a tricky one in general because Jack himself is wildly OC and different depending on who he's interacting with and where in his timeline you are placing him. You place him with his team and he's easily the leader, but you put him with the Doctor and he goes subservient. I don't think you will see two fanfic writers portray Jack in the same way. My flirty and eccentric and somewhat needy Jack is different from your bitchy and dark and selfish Jack (who I LOVE) and I think both those Jacks are fairly canon. You know?
formerly lifeinsomniac: CarnyJackjoonscribble on December 18th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel like the writers of Torchwood never give the fanfic writers a break when it comes to characterizations. Depending on whoever is writing the episodes, everyone tends to careen about the spectrum of Serious vs. Snark. Sympathetic vs. Selfish. Smart vs. Stupid. Emo vs. Hard Ass.

And with Jack he totally is flirty, eccentric, needy, bitchy, dark, and selfish. I guess that's what makes him interesting. *G*