I have signed up for my first ever fic fest -- I shall have to write fic to a deadline
! The horror! I don't know if my delicate constitution can bear having to be inspired on demand! Oh well, I'll make
myself be. Anyways, the fest I've signed up for is good_ficday
, a fest in which the fic is to somehow engages with christianity on some level (from a faith or non-faith based perspective). I'm super-excited; well, you know me and my love of religion-in-fic! It'll be awesome to read all the stuff that comes out of this fic, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to write something decent for it!
I've got two ideas:
One is that I write about a Mennonite OC in a military-based fandom, to she how his/her pacifism reacts to being in a context that supports violence. This would likely end up being, in many ways, an authorial insert -- seeing how someone who grew up in the same type of context that I did would react to the world I fangirl over. It'd be interesting, I think, to see how such a character would react in a situation where he/she was needed by the military to Save The Universe -- fuzzy moral areas ftw! The main problem with this one is that I can't think why
my OC would be needed. I was thinking SG1 would be the easiest fandom to go with, and I've actually started writing the first few paragraphs on this one. But I'm stuck, because why would the SGC need a pacifist non-scientific non-academic? I was thinking she has somehow ended up with an alien artefact that the SGC badly needs, but what? I'm thinking perhaps I'm not up on SG1 canon enough to do this idea justice. (plus I've got a TERRIBLE Carter voice) If any of you have helpful suggestions on how to make this idea work, though, I'd be very grateful!
The other idea is that I write biblefic; likely this would end up being something in my paulslash universe*, since Paul just fascinates
me endlessly. (though actually one of my ideas involves looking at Gaius and/or Amatus as adults, part of the new generation of christians that could no longer rely on apostles for leadership, which wouldn't even involve Paul at all. Problem: I don't know enough about that era in Christianity to do it justice.) Or maybe I'll just write something about Paul that's unconnected from the paulslash. (I'm thinking something to do with the story of Onesimus, from Philemon? There's gotta be some interesting backstory there.) I don't know.
At any rate, this is an awesome fest, and if any of you, O Friendslist, are at all interested, you should totally join in!
*I know, I know, I've yet to post the paulslash fic itself! It'll happen! Soon!