Avengers-Agent Carter OT3

Recent fic roundup

In my July fic prompt call, [personal profile] muccamukk gave me a brilliant (and diabolical) prompt for established Peggy/Jack/Daniel in which one of them loses their memory and forgets everything since early season one. I went with Peggy, and I usually offer to write 100 words when I do these, but I am now 20K into this thing and it just won't quit. Anyway, I've posted a few brief teaser snippets on Tumblr: first snippet, second snippet, third snippet. In case this is relevant to anyone's interests. :D

I've posted a few things on AO3 lately that I forgot to crosspost/link here:

Too Close for Comfort (Agent Carter)
Peggy + Jack gen bed-sharing fic.

Worth a Thousand Words (White Collar)
Short fic from a Tumblr prompt in which Neal has laryngitis.

Riding the Rails (White Collar)
This was a Fandom Stocking AU in which Peter is the con and Neal is the FBI agent, but now there's another little installment with con!Peter on the tracking anklet. (For a prompt by lov_pb, I think?)

I also wrote a couple of ficlets for this commentfic meme:

Christmases, Peggy/Jack/Daniel, for the prompt Any poly grouping: okay but WHOSE FAMILY gets [culturally significant family holiday] when?
Ant-Man ficlet for the prompt Scott Lang takes his daughter trick-or-treating

And this one is not mine, just a rec, but I ran across this adorable fanart of my Agent Carter babies a little while back, and right now I have it open in a tab because it makes me happy. (There is so little fanart of them!)

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Ooooh, amnesia fic! I'm looking forward to that!

(I love amnesia fic. I even have an amnesia WIP myself - 20,000 words so far, and I still have no idea what the actual plot is ... *headdesk*)
It's not something I've written much of (aside from writing Bucky, where it's basically canon). And, heh, I was having the same problem with mine, although I seem to have finally come up with a plot for it.

What fandom is yours in?
Haha, it's good to know I'm not the only one with that problem! And it's a strange one, for me. That is to say, I often have an emotional arc in mind before I come up with an actual plot, but usually I don't have more than a scene or two written before I start working out the plot. This time, I just had so much fun playing with the character dynamics! And now I have 20,000 words with not more than a hint of plot in sight, and no real idea what that plot might be. How did you go about coming up with a plot, if you don't mind telling?

Mine is Grimm (to absolutely no one's surprise). The show also had an amnesia arc fairly early on, but that was basically the opposite of what I want out of that trope. And also, the characters and their relationships have changed so much over the course of the show, and I'm adding even more on top of that because it's established OT3 fic. (Like yours!) It's really fun to turn one of them back into their earlier self, and force everyone to deal with that.
How did you go about coming up with a plot, if you don't mind telling?

Struggle, pain, tears. The usual. XD

No, the way mine went, I wrote 15K of what was basically just the characters interacting with each other, and then stalled out when I realized I didn't know what Peggy or any of the other characters were going to do next, and in order to decide that, I needed to decide what the big-picture scenario was, what cases she was working on and how one of them had impacted her life by causing the memory loss. My original plan when I started writing the story was that it was just an accident with something in the lab, but making it a plot against her gave me a threat and an actual framework to build the story around (which is like 90% emotional plot anyway, but needs SOMETHING else going on -- talking about emotions that's happening while characters are going through case files is a lot more interesting for me to write than characters talking about emotions while standing around in the kitchen). Right now I'm having her investigating herself -- basically looking through her files in an attempt to rebuild the cases she was working on and figure out what she found out that made someone deem her enough of a threat to try to eliminate her in the most handwavy possible way. *g*

So really for me it was backing off and thinking about what else was going in their lives and what else they would be doing besides just dealing with Peggy having amnesia. I don't know if an approach like that would work for your story.
Struggle, pain, tears. The usual. XD

Heh. I feel you!

It's really interesting how parallel our stories seem to be running. The only thing I know about my plot so far is that the amnesia wasn't an accident, but deliberately caused by someone who wanted to take Juliette out of the picture. What I don't know is who, and why Juliette in particular was targeted and everyone else left alone. (So, you know, minor things. *g*)

but making it a plot against her gave me a threat and an actual framework to build the story around (which is like 90% emotional plot anyway, but needs SOMETHING else going on -- talking about emotions that's happening while characters are going through case files is a lot more interesting for me to write than characters talking about emotions while standing around in the kitchen)

Yeah, that's pretty much exactly how I feel about it. Also, characters can be awkward around each other and avoid dealing with things for much longer when they're actually busy with important stuff - otherwise they'll either have to get over it, or else look very silly and childish very soon. *g*

Right now I'm having her investigating herself

That sounds like a lot of fun! I'm really looking forward to this story. :)

So really for me it was backing off and thinking about what else was going in their lives and what else they would be doing besides just dealing with Peggy having amnesia. I don't know if an approach like that would work for your story.

I'm going to think about it! I think that's probably the right approach and I need to figure out what problems they're actually dealing in the present, then something will come to me. *ponders*
Adored the continuation of Riding the Rails.
Thank you.
Thank you! <3 I think it was you who left me the prompt, if I remember right.