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01 October 2009 @ 21:19
Drive-by Trekrec: Towns Unstormed and Battles Yet to Come by boosette is Pike/Number One goodness that makes me SO HAPPY.
rubynye on 2nd October 2009 16:11 (UTC)
That was so much fun, and I'm really glad you pointed it out.

There's a conversation in the comments I think may have been aimed at me, though. I'm trying to decide if I should consider it as such and how I feel about that.
ljc: star trek (pike)taraljc on 2nd October 2009 16:15 (UTC)
I think it's more how we all differ in our takes on what Pike's job actually is, during those 3 years. Theres a LOT of fic dealing with that period, and tropes have started to emerge as we all feed off each other's work. I don't think it's a personal criticism of your stories specifically so much as it's a comment on the emerging trope?
rubynye on 2nd October 2009 18:13 (UTC)
You're right. You're definitely right and I don't know what was, hopefully temporarily, wrong with me.
ljc: facepalmstaraljc on 2nd October 2009 18:19 (UTC)
We're writers. That means we desperately crave approval and the knowledge that there is an audience out there and they do actually want to hear the stories we're telling, and constantly doubt ourselves and our own abiltiies, when we're not riding the insane highs of "OMG I WROTE 3000 WORDS TODAY! I AM A GOLDEN GOD!" (you know, right before plummeting into the depths of "omg this is shite. why do i do this again? fail fail fail fail fail." Lather. rinse. repeat)

erm... or, you know, that may just be me.
StClair: oopscmdr_zoom on 2nd October 2009 18:38 (UTC)
Trust me. It's not.
rubynye on 2nd October 2009 23:42 (UTC)
I'm going to have this tattooed on the inside of my left eyelid.
ljc: sane-flavouredtaraljc on 3rd October 2009 00:10 (UTC)
*hugs you*
rubynye on 3rd October 2009 21:36 (UTC)
*hugs you tightly back*
boosette on 3rd October 2009 00:44 (UTC)
Oh god, yeah, hi. That was definitely a comment on my end which was more, "This fandom needs more Pike" than it was on your stories (We kindof have canon to blame for that, too; we aren't told or shown wtf he's doing in Riverside, where be should probably still have three years on a five-year mission left out in deep space before he's back on Earth, but since when has Trekverse canon ever made any kind of internally-consistent sense?).
rubynye on 3rd October 2009 21:35 (UTC)
*laugh at myself* Oh, goodness gracious, don't mind me and my random attacks of insecurity. I'm sorry for being a drama llama.

And yeah,I sometimes think fans think harder about consistency and characters-as-people than the writers do.
boosette on 3rd October 2009 21:48 (UTC)
Oh lord yes. I got my fannish start in a book series (Tortall) which first incarnation was written in '70 something, got chopped up and pasted back together for a YA audience and has been going strong, from date of first publication to present, for 26 years now. Continuity? We don't need no stinkin' continuity! (Our author uses a fan-made timeline and character database. It's really kinda cool.)

Add that to a year in Stargate fandom and another fumbling around the edges of Nickelodeon-fandoms and, well, the ultimate conclusion is that fen are really good at coming up with epileptic tree kindof explanations as to why canon does or does not believe in internal consistency.

(That's actually one of the things I love about TOS, in a way: they embraced the episodicism and reset-to-zero at the end of each episode. Modern shows often embrace neither episodicism nor truly continuous arcs [HELLO THERE BSG I AM TALKING TO YOU], and then turn around and fail at both.

It's enough to make a girl turn to procedural dramas, it is. Or movies. Movies are good, too.)