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01 July 2009 @ 01:27 pm
Very cool meme  
From joonscribble

Inspired by Doctor Who's "Turn Left:" Pick one of my stories and tell me a point in the tale that you'd change. Something tiny (e.g. "and then Fay chose silver glitter instead of gold") or big (e.g. "and then Rose was arrested instead of Jack") and I'll tell you how that one difference would have altered the course of the entire story.

Stories can be found in memories, by the tags to your left and through the fic round-up tag.
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formerly lifeinsomniac: DresdenGuardianjoonscribble on July 1st, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Child's Play:
If Dylan Cartwright didn't exist
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wizard wizardingawanderingbard on July 1st, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
This actually surprised me by how much the story would change. It could go three ways:

A - Jeremy Blake (Graylin's dad) was introduced to Tamsin by Dylan, so if he wasn't there, they might not have met and Tamsin wouldn't have become pregnant and gone to Chicago in the first place. So, no story. However, if they did end up meeting, somehow:

B - The shield necklace that Graylin wears is made from a key chain Dylan brought back from Ireland as a gift for Tamsin. So, if he hadn't done that, Graylin wouldn't have had any protection from Blake and would have been taken by him. Were that the case, I probably would have kept Tamsin alive either long enough to tell Harry that Graylin had been taken or alive permenantly, with the same result. Then the story would have been about finding Graylin before Blake killed her, instead of protecting Graylin. Should Tamsin have given an alternate piece of jewelry to Graylin and the story remained the same as the original:

C - Jordana Cartwright would have been given custody of Graylin. Were that the case, I would have played up the romance between Jordana and Harry more, probably ending with the promise that she and Graylin would be back to visit, soon.
rodloxrodlox on July 1st, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Not a Requirement
if, when asked “How come that happens around you all the time, Dresden?" Harry says, entirely seriously, "magic."
The Writer They Call Tay: DH: Coming Alongawanderingbard on July 2nd, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
It probably would have gone something like:

Kirmani: *scoffing* Yeah right, Dresden. 'Magic'.
Harry: *to Murphy* I try and tell the truth, and no one believes me.
Murphy: *smirks*
Kirmani: Do something about these socks, and maybe I'll believe you.
Dresden: That is beyond the power of even the greatest wizard.

And then the rest would happen about the same, only before Harry left, he'd spell Kirmani's socks not to suck.
rodlox: Parkerrodlox on July 2nd, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
*happy clapping* splendid! *hugs* thank you.

do I have any fics - dresden or otherwise - that you'd like to see a different outcome to?)
quickyfant: Bob spyquickyfant on July 2nd, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
I dont know if its too "parallel universe" and fishing for an entire new world, but what if Miranda doesnt die? If this is too "what if Harrys dad or mom hadnt died, dont worry! Its just she is an OC I like a lot. Thanks!
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wizard wizardingawanderingbard on July 2nd, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
First off, Murphy would still have a sigificant role in the kids' lives, but she wouldn't be as important as she is now. Likewise, Gramma Katie would not play as important a role.

I think the changes would more come when the kids were older. There would be less friction between Mal and the rest of the family due to him being less magical than Fay. He would find a fellow non-mage in Miranda. I think Fay would be more girly due to Mira's influence, as Murphy isn't terribly girly herself and can't help Fay in that department.

I don't know if there would have been more children if Mira had lived. She comes from a big family and Harry never had one, so I think they'd both want a largeish family.

Harry would be able to work more since Mira could look after the kids, so there would be a bit more money in the house. They might have moved into a bigger place than the townhouse.

For all that, though, I'm not sure how much would change if Miranda had lived. Besides less angst, I think the uniqueness of the family would remain whether Mira was there or not. And so, the quirkiness and the sense of family would be the same. However, it would open a whole host of storytelling opportunities in terms of what it's like to be married to a wizard.
quickyfant: smilequickyfant on July 2nd, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks!

I have loved the "dating/marrying a wizard" stories! But I do like angst very much. I like this family so much thank you!
The Writer They Call Tay: BB: just a yoawanderingbard on July 2nd, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the nice words! It's always nice to hear things like that. I was so worried about bringing in Miranda and the kids and it's wonderful to hear that people like them so much. :-)
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Harry Dresden (by realtanala)joyfulfeather on July 2nd, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
This was going to be my question, too! :D
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: bad dayawanderingbard on July 2nd, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! Is there another one you'd like to ask?