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Ficbits the Second: 649 Edition

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.

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Ficbits the First

The writing for... well, everything is still going slow, but I find I'm in the mood to share some stuff from some of my more recent projects. Just little snippets, primarily out of context, and there's some stuff I'm leaving out due to spoilers or attempts to keep things a surprise, but hopefully these are still sort of entertaining! Maybe if I can keep myself motivated and working I'll do a few more of these ficbit posts down the line.

There's some strong language in some of these, just fyi.

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This is the part where I start stealing memes

The part you've all been waiting for, I'm sure. I do have another post still in the draft stages that is sort of like an expansion of this only not really (and which I would, ftr, be okay with other people stealing even though it's not supposed to be a meme), but it's taking a while to write and I've seen people doing this and it looks halfway interesting so.

Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

Upon request, I will post a random line or two from any of these you choose. Assuming that the file adds up to a full line, that is.

My in-progress stuff is kind of all over everywhere, sort of haphazardly organized by file type, so uh I'mma just go dive through a whole bunch of folders until I find stuff that a) is not just a tangle of notes and b) is not absolutely mortifyingly bad. (Assuming anything has even gotten far enough to be mortifyingly bad.) Some of these are old and will probably never be touched again, but I guess I'll shove 'em in here anyway.

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