February 21st, 2019

Winter Sunlight

Chocolate Box reveals

Authors are now revealed, and here is what I wrote for Chocolate Box - assignments, pinch hits, and treats. Spectacularly unsurprising in all cases, I suspect. XD

Stranger Things

Night Patrol (6000 wds, Steve/Nancy/Jonathan)
By March or so, the patrols were getting pretty well organized. There was an actual, honest-to-God signup sheet, stuck to Mrs. Byers' fridge with a smiley rainbow magnet and decorated with stickers by the kids. (Or: Monsters are hunted, and Steve starts figuring some things out.)

Iron Fist

Steady Gun Hand (6600 wds, Danny & Ward)
Infected bullet wounds and heart to heart talks while hiding out from gangsters in Indonesia: just another day on the Rand-Meachum road trip of self-discovery.

Challenge Accepted (770 wds, Misty/Colleen)
Misty doesn't have THE Iron Fist, but she has AN iron fist. (LOL, I feel as if I should mention that despite the summary, no actual fisting occurs. It's about arm wrestling.)

Defenders

Three Times Lucky (1100 wds, Defenders team gen)
There is no such thing as luck, no such thing as magic fish, and Jessica wants a refund for this day.

Sweetest Thing (600 wds, Defenders team gen)
It's Jessica who accidentally introduces Danny to the concept of half-off post-holiday chocolate sales.

Agent Carter

Apple of His Eye (950 wds, Peggy/Daniel)
A little snippet of post-canon life in L.A.

The Punisher

Tech Support (800 wds, Frank & David)
David is the Punisher's tech support. That's okay. It's fine.

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Winter Sunlight

Navel-gazing about fanfic timelines

We're now 3 years out from the Agent Carter cancellation, and I have written A LOT for it, mostly post-S2 continuation stories, and I'm starting to run into the problem of feeling like I've already "been there, done that" when it comes to writing new takes on all the major post-canon stuff (the shooting at the end of S2, the founding of SHIELD, etc). It feels like, whenever I go to write something new, I'm essentially having to reinvent the wheel in order to tell the story I want to tell - e.g. I have to go through describing some of the same things in order to get to the new stuff. And yes, I realize that springboarding off an existing story is always possible, but I have stories all along the several years post-S2, none of which are in continuity with each other. I would love to have an actual continuity for this and be able to just jump into that anywhere and write new stories in it.

So then with Iron Fist, I'm in exactly the same position as with AC - a fairly short-lived show that is now cancelled and ended with a number of unanswered questions and jumping-off points for fanfic. So THIS time I decided that I'd do what I wished I'd done with AC and put the stories in continuity with each other.

... so now I have a bunch of new problems. XD

All of this is going under a cut because it's spoilery for the end of S2 and also generally navel-gazey.

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Not really sure what the point is of all of this, if anything. I'm mostly just thinking out loud while trying to figure out which stories actually work with this continuity and which ones don't.

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