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Walking home from work today, I was listening to Godspell and thinking about Teen Wolf, and this created some slightly alarming connections in my head.

Namely: I accidentally applied omegaverse to Christianity's alpha-omega thing.

YEP.

WHY, BRAIN?

So. The way I figure, it works like this. The world we live in IS omegaverse, only all the humans are betas. God is both alpha and omega, and is the only one of each (??? unless we go with the henotheism thing instead of monotheism, and then apply the alpha-omega thing to all the gods, or maybe even all the non-human beings, mentioned in the bible).

I will leave it as an exercise to the reader's imagination to picture where it goes from here, because this is definitely one for the Fics I Am Never Ever Writing Ever category.

I return!

Sep. 12th, 2011 11:50 am
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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!

ONWARDS. [community profile] kink_bingo 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 or fast 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.)
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DRAT. So apparently even after all our hard work at keeping straight the latte continuity in mine and [personal profile] sentientcitizen's new fic, we still screwed up. This is the problem with having a character drink more than one mugful of a substance you are using as very important set-dressing in order to keep a scene from being nothing but talking heads. YOU HAVE TO KEEP TRACK OF HOW MUCH SHE'S DRUNK AT ALL TIMES. This is harder than you might think. *headdesk*

On the topic of fic writing, I am attempting to write fic about Paul for the first time in well over a year and it feels so strange, because I've forgotten so much of what I knew about Paul's theology, but Paul-the-character is as fresh in my mind as ever. Paul as I have conceptualized him just -- feels so real to me, that it is almost easy for me to get into his mindset. Whether I am doing him any justice in the attempts to set him down on paper is another question, but it's really great to be hanging out in his brain again. Even if it is a pretty depressing brain.

And now I need to go dig out all my notes on Paul's theology, because as much as I feel at home with his character he is impossible to write about without theology because that was so thoroughly tied up in everything he did. Silly Paul. Why does your theology have to be so impenetrable that just reading your goddamn letters on one's own is not sufficient to actually grasp everything you thought?

Also I need to remind myself of the timeline of his life. He leaves Corinth to go visit the saints in Jerusalem, and plans after that to go perhaps to Spain, and on the way visit Rome, as I recall. But somewhere in there he ends up getting caught and/or imprisoned and/or killed? Before he gets to Rome. I need to brush up on this!

Also I need to figure out how to convince him he wants to be in a committed platonic same-sex relationship. Or maybe even convince him that gay sex is okay, although that might be a harder sell. Hmm. Either way, TELEPATHIC BOND to the rescue! Somehow.
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Yes, despite the timestamp on this post, this is still last night for me, because I haven't been to bed yet. So if today's drabble sucks, that's why. Also that's why today you get no thoughts to go along with the drabble. Also that's why this somehow turned into a SPACE AU. It's not my fault. (also, I stole a lot of my phrasing from Alter's translation of Genesis. This is less a ficlet and more a rewrite....)

Drabble )
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I'm STILL NOT HERE.

Except Purimgifts happened, and I need to share my fics!

I had the fantastic luck to write Hark! A Vagrant fics for [personal profile] verity, and had a ball doing so. It kind of makes me want to write ALL THE HARK! A VAGRANT FIC.

Here is what I wrote:

A Canoe of Her Own, about Canadian stereotypes, high-school girls, and canoes.
What She Wants, a crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, about the Sexy Vampire Ladies who want women's rights.
Would Rather Be Reading, a crossover with Sherlock Holmes, about Polly the chimneysweep girl.

AND I had the fantastic luck to get FIVE wonderful stories for Purim!

The Thick of It, by [archiveofourown.org profile] blamography, a Good Omens fic in which War is her scary awesome self and capable of intimidating the hell out of anyone she cares to.
Descendent, by [archiveofourown.org profile] blamography, a lovely Good Omens fic about what it means to Anathema to be a descendant.
Pepper, by [archiveofourown.org profile] blamography, a Good Omens fic about Pepper, in which Pepper is Pepper and Pepper is awesome.
Down in the Valley, by [archiveofourown.org profile] kristin, a lovely thoughtful Firefly fic about Zoe and war.
Dear Moses, by [personal profile] seekingferret, in which Zipporah writes a letter she'll never send to Moses, and it is every kind of YESSS.

Yay! I am very grateful to all my wonderful authors!

And now I am gone again. Invisible! Unpresent! Except for my continuing bible project posts, of course....

*hates on thesis*
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This whole self-banishment from fandom thing is hard. *whines* (Especially since I am on just enough to post these to DW every day....)

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No thoughts today. I'm kind of lacking in a brain. *needs sleep*

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It is SO WEIRD to be posting something here while not taking a single look at my flist/rlist!

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Oh dear. So. You may or may not know that I am in my last year of my university degree. Thus I am doing an undergrad thesis. The completed rough draft is due at the end of March, and I have a LOT of work to do on it.

Thus, for the rest of March, I am banishing myself from the world of fandom. No LJ, no Dreamwidth, no AO3, no other fanfic archives or journalling sites or peripherally-related bits of the internet. I will go on DW once a day to update my Bible Project, since that is not a commitment I am going to drop, but other than that there will be radio-silence from me until April.

So. Yeah. *headdesk* I WILL MISS YOU WHILE I AM GONE!


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What? It's tomorrow according to the clock, if not according to my sleep schedule.

Thoughts )

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Blame [personal profile] seekingferret, but I've decided to do the read-the-bible-in-a-year thing. For two reasons: I'm ridiculously fannish about the bible, and I'm christian.

And I think I will post my thoughts, if/when they appear, on this here journal. I don't know what sorts of thoughts are likely to be inspired -- fannish ones? religious ones? both? nothing but extreme boredom? Who knows! But I will let you know. Under cut after today, of course, for those of you who don't care about this sort of thing, because I know religion and fandom do not often go together. Mostly I will be writing these responses for myself, and if it happens to be interesting to other people that's just an added bonus.

I am starting today because it just happens to be a good starting place, it being the first day of Lent and all. I was going to give myself more time to ponder this decision, but Lent IS such a good starting place that I don't care.

I won't be posting about this every day, I'm sure, because not everything in the bible is interesting, and even when it is, it doesn't inspire thoughts of the sort that I feel the need to write about.

(Today, for example: yes, yes, very interesting to be sure, but I know this bit already... Genesis is probably one of the most talked about bits of the bible for christians)

ACTUALLY scratch that, new plan, I am totally going to try to write a drabble each day about the passage I read. I think this will be fun, and also make me actually THINK about the text I am reading instead of just skimming through and not paying attention. The drabble-writing might be harder with some passages than others, though! Today was easy: Genesis 1-3.

A Rose By Any Other Name )

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