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01 January 2013 @ 11:02 am
Yuletide: Reveal!  
I wrote one story for Yuletide 2012, for the doughty [personal profile] shrift, who gave me the best prompts in the world.

This Side of Paradise (17031 words) by thefourthvine
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Losers (2010)
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez/Jake Jensen

"I'm a good boyfriend," Cougar said.

I tell you what: in the planning stages, this story seemed like it would be fun and short, but it really only delivered on the fun front. I blame Jensen. Key lesson learned this Yuletide: If you want to write a Yuletide story that's less than 10k, don't use the motormouth's point of view. Use the PoV of the laconic guy with the sarcastic eyebrows. I mean, Cougar doesn't go into lengthy digressions about rude Canadians and the etiquette of three-ways and Star Trek.

And speaking of geeky movies, I totally salute [personal profile] thehoyden and [personal profile] frostfire for pointing out, during my Fucking Chris Evans Is in Fucking Everything breakdown, that he's never been in Star Trek. (And I salute [personal profile] frostfire for this conversation via IM while I was deep in the middle of writing this:

Frostfire: Hi! How are you?
Frostfire: Did you watch Wrath of Khan again?
Frostfire: Awwwwwww.

Fandom: the place where people will always understand when you're sobbing incoherently about how he TOUCHES HIS CHAIR OH GOD.)

So, anyway. This story, thanks to Why Jake Can't Shut Up Jensen, became so long that I was in the painful position of not even being able to complain on Twitter about how long it was, because that might de-anon me. But it was a barrel of fun to write, for real.

And Nestra, Norah, Queue, and thehoyden, were heroes of Yuletide for beta-reading this with such aplomb. Thanks, guys! Next year, I will try for shorter, and also way fewer run-on sentences. I swear.

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Tags: yuletide
cattrainecattraine on January 1st, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
Dante's Prayer
Oh, God. That vid makes me tear up and sniffle every time!
Girlfriend Resplendent Valentine: tonyimkalena on January 1st, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! From the lines my friend was pulling out of the story for me to laugh at on IM last night, we both thought the story was by Pistol! I am actually saving the story itself to get me through sitting in the surgery waiting room tomorrow morning AT 5:30 AM. I'm sure it couldn't be put to better use! :)
The Gauche in the Machine: age shall not weary herchina_shop on January 1st, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
I adored that fic. I keep re-reading bits. *applauds you*