Doesn't look like that Big Bang fic is going to happen after all, guys. I haven't even started it, and although I thought I'd come up with some pretty cool ideas they are just not in the mood to cooperate and line up into one story that would actually meet the challenge's requirements. Ah, well. Back to the backburner with that idea; hopefully something will come of it some other time.
In the meantime, then, I come bearing moar ficbits! These puppies all happen to be from my "649" folder, a.k.a. the stories I'm trying to write for my 649 short fiction project. Most of them are old—some date back to 2007 or 2008, when I'd first started this project under the name "493" and I hadn't told anyone about it yet—and all, predictably, still unfinished and probably nowhere near close. y u write so slow, self. I have quite a few, actually, and will be breaking them up into several posts (especially because a few of the "bits" I want to share are several paragraphs long by themselves). I'm even making the posts ahead of time and queuing them so they'll show up at regular intervals, ensuring updates for a few weeks to come! Activity? On this blog? Madness!
As a disclaimer, I'm not even sure I want to finish some of these. A few I can look at and say "yes, I still love this idea, I will get my rear in gear and do something with it for srs", but others... eh. I guess I've seen some of these for the gargantuan plot/logic holes that they are (the articuno writes warnings to trespassers in Latin! why doesn't it just write them in English when that's what everyone around it speaks? except the traveling hero, who conveniently does understand Latin for no discernible reason? uh...), and others I've just lost interest in. It is still kind of fun to see what I was able to get out, though, and these are some of the few examples of my unfinished, on-hiatus pieces that are written well enough to not make me want to stab my eyes out, so I don't mind sharing them. Maybe if one gets a particularly good response I might even be inspired to pick it up again in earnest, though I make no promises there.