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Postby Bri » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:26 pm

You know that writing thing I like to do? And that story I was writing in the Clique? Yeah, it's getting put on hold... because ANOTHER plot bunny has possessed my brain. This one about Sherlock Holmes.

That'll teach me to buy a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories with sci-fi and fantasy plots written by a collection of authors... dammit...
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby brutus87 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:29 pm

What was the name of that Sherlock Book? Cause I think I have the collection you're speaking of....
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:27 pm

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name of the compendium of stories in question. I'd say my odds-on favorite is the one that tells the story of Jack the Ripper actually being an alien bug from outer space that took over a human body sort of like that Starfleet officer in the first or second season of Star Trek:TNG. The imagery is very visceral (you see what I did there? *snickers*)

To be honest, the idea for this has been tickling at the back of my head for some time, but lately it's grown into almost monstrous proportions. I've often wondered what a Sherlock Holmes story would be like as told from Holmes' perspective rather than Watson's; I've never understood why Conan Doyle told them all from Watson's point of view. I'd rather buck the system a bit and write it two different ways; A) From Holmes' perspective, and B) in third person rather than first.

In a way it'll be a sort of cross-over as well, although I won't say how. It depends on if I manage to actually write the damned thing out that far.
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby brutus87 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:32 pm

Sounds like a pretty fun story to read. I hope you do write it, and we get to read it :)

And yes, I have the same collection of stories. Still have a few left, but I've read that Jack the Ripper one (and I know the episode of TNG you speak of). All in all, awesome
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Andrea » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:42 am

I am just glad to hear that you're in a creative state of mind. :)
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:43 pm

Yeah, but it'd be nice if I could actually FINISH something I start, yanno? I was really enjoying that Metalocalypse one, and now I'm so stuck on this new idea that I can't get any further with it.

Not that I've been writing all that much on it lately to begin with, but still!
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:27 pm

Well, I started writing. It will remain to be seen if I finish it or not; I won't burden you all with any samples unless I do though. I'm over four thousand words already, but this will likely be an epic novel of tens of thousands of words, so don't judge by that less-than-astronomical figure. :lol: Wish me luck actually FINISHING a project please and thank you!
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Andrea » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:22 am

lol nice. xD

Luck wished. : D
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:02 pm

Up to the fourteenth page.

I keep going back and polishing sections that I think need fleshing out; and at the same time I worry that I'm being too wordy in places. How irritating is that?
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby brutus87 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:18 pm

Eh, its a Holmes fic. Isn't it, by definition, supposed to be wordy?
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:06 am

Well yes... if I were writing in the same style as Conan Doyle. Like I said earlier though, I'm writing this in third person, and it's more from Holmes' perspective and that of my OFC (Original Female Character, if you don't recognize the acronym) than from Watson's. So I'm not so sure the same rules apply.
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Chukkz » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:14 am

I had to think of this when I read that...

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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:56 am

Okay...

I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted now. :lol:
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:18 pm

24 pages.

Nearly 14,000 words.

I really hope I can keep this trend going; I've been writing a bit every evening for the past few days.
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby brutus87 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:53 pm

That is easily waaaay more then any story I've ever tired to write. Keep it up!
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Bri » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:36 am

I'm trying to make a point of writing a little each night; even if it's only a paragraph or two. Generally when I write a couple of paragraphs, it starts flowing a little more and before I know it I end up writing a lot more than I originally thought I would. At least thus far; God only knows if that trend will continue.
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Re: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........

Postby Strange » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:52 am

Good luck Bri!

I need to get back into the habit of writing myself.
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