Oh my god I have internet again
. GLORIOUS GLORIOUS INTERNET. It has felt so strange
this last week or so. I mean, I can do the no-internet thing no problem
when I'm in a situation where internet isn't normal, like going camping or whatever. No internet? No worries! But being at home? With my computer? And no internet? Everything about that picture was wrong
I feel almost like I've forgotten what to do with internet now that I have it again. And now I get to catch up on everything again. But I just had to do
this not too long ago! I need to never leave the internet so I don't need to deal with stuff like this!
is over in a few weeks and I only have two of my five fics written for the bingo line I'm attempting. And the reason I haven't written the others? I am a lazy
person. Like. I have the first draft of my sensory dep fic done (Thor/X-Men crossover! Rogue & Loki!) but it needs some major help and I do not want to
so I haven't been. And I have the opening of my accidental telepathic bonding fic written for the hypnosis/mind control square, but to write any more I need to thoroughly reacquaint myself with Pauline theology and that takes effort
so I haven't. And I haven't written a thing for my free square, a fic about Budoor/Hayat/Kamar from that one Thousand And One Nights story, but to do that
I need to reread the original (very long) story. In probably at least three translations, to figure out relationship dynamics, because the goddamn translators all took way too many liberties with the text. Again: effort
(or with the last one, I could
choose to write a story based on only one translator's version of the story. But then I'd lose some of the important bits from other translations! Like, Mardrus & Mathers has lots of student/teacher-vibe lesbian sex between Budoor and Hayat. Or maybe that particular vibe was more Lane? I don't recall. M&M definitely have lots of lesbian sex though. And Burton has lots
of creepy crossdressing sodomy threats between Budoor and Kamar. These things would be relevant, I feel!)
(or maybe I could do, like, a series of connected ficlets that are each based on different translations, and the differences in characterization that result. It would be both an interesting fic exercise and also an excellent way of demonstrating how different the translations are)
(oh man, really I just need to admit that I think this story needs to have All The Fic about it. And I'm not prolific enough to be the person to write it all. But I just have so many feelings about it! And about the Thousand And One Nights in general! My thesis corrupted my brain
. Whyyyyy must most people only actually care about the frame-tale of Shahrazad? I mean, it's good times and all, but there's so much more out there!)
ANYWAY I got distracted from the point of this post, which is that I'm not sure if I can write that many fics in that short a period of time, because I am...not what one would call a prolific
writer. I'm thinking I might need to do something else like a recs set or a podfic or something for at least one or two of the three remaining squares.
I WILL fix up the Lok&Rogue fic, because I already have a rough draft and all. And I'm still totally someday writing the Budoor/Hayat/Kamar fic, because it needs to exist, but maybe it's good for my own sanity that I not write it for kink_bingo, because unlike the other fics I've been doing, I don't think I can
do it nonsexually, because Budoor and Hayat and Kamar (but most especially Budoor) are clearly kinky in a very sexual
way. And frankly I don't think anyone but me would ever care about my telepathic-bonding St Paul/OMC fic, so that can just exist happily in my head.
(although if I choose to do a rec-set, that just means I get to flail a lot about how I'm not ~comprehensive~ enough in my Delicious tagging. Like f'rinstance I could totally find lots of fic about hypnosis in Due South, but that is not something I ever tagged for! (at least telepathy and bonding both are, and I should find some good mind-control stuff under those categories. Also, ALL THE XMFC FIC. Because Charles Xavier.)