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Live Hard, Rated M, Derek/OC
Summary: He may not even be considered much of a person anymore but the moon does things that bring out what he used to be, there's a reason the doctor has him on a sedative and there's one unlucky nurse's name on the bottom of the incident report following the bite.
Quick Plot Overview: Peter Hale bites one of his nurses and Derek Hale isn't exactly accommodating or verbose on the matter when he finds out.
Packs, Cliques, Families, Rated PG through M, various canon pairing and gen
Summary: Various drabbles on Scott, Allison, Stiles, Derek, Lydia, Jackson, Danny, Kate Argent, Chris Argent, and a Nurse at Peter Hale's LTCF, with various interactions between them and general snapshots of them as characters.
I try to write as close to canon as I can, I prefer to write and read stories that coincide with the plot of the fandom the story is set in. I really dislike absolute disregard for canon things in stories where original characters are involved.
My writing style isn't everyone's cup of tea but it's mine and as a writer I'm proud of the way I write now and the way I've grown as a writer.
Right now I'm working on two other things which include a Jackson/Lydia/Danny one-shot humor piece and an AU Scott/Lydia/Derek , both were prompts I got from a Teen Wolf community on LJ that will eventually get posted on here when they're finished.8/15/2011 #1 Report
So, I've been dipping into and out of PC&F for awhile now and I was wondering if, besides the theme presented in the title, there's an overall arc or plot to it? It feels like there's one, but I can't tell if it's really there or I'm imagining it, if it's intentional, or what its endpoint is. Assuming there is one, did you decide on the arc before you started writing or did you discover it after? I find with my own stories that I almost always set out to write one thing and discover part way through that I've been writing something else all along.
Also, yeah! for someone else writing canon and characters other than D/S.8/15/2011 #2 Report
There's no specific overall arc to the stories in the sense that a story running in a cohesive time and plot point driven succession of events is, but there's definite plot stuff going on, but wait let me amend the arc statement because I just thought of something, there's a little bit of both (arc and plot) going on but it's loose. The drabbles will end when every one of the ten characters has ten little snippets centering around them. The endpoint is simply that once all ten snippets are put together that the characters are better understood or that there's been a flow of overall change in them and who they are, or at least how people see them.
As for the theme in the title I wanted the image to come across as everyone having different sorts of bonds with everyone else and that no one character is just limited to one of the three groups meaning that Lydia and Jackson and Danny don't just have their superficial highschool cliques and Allison, Chris and Kate don't just have deep rooted family ties, and that Scott, Derek, Stiles, and Peter only have their kinship "brothers in arms" bond-driven packs. Everyone crosses into each of those "groups," for lack of a better word, on their own and in different ways.
The only thing that there's a real plot to, or rather something a detailed plot came out of was the nurse character, who started off as a way of telling Peter Hale's side of things without using him, who led to me writing Live Hard.
When I write I usually have the overall skeleton of the story down in my head and I'm just adding more things to that skeleton to flesh it out, I think, in terms of Live Hard that it's some of my best stuff, or, at the very least, the most fun I've had writing something. The fact that I'm wrapping it around canon as the show is airing without knowing everything to do with canon already, like I do if I'm writing in a fandom that's for a book or a movie, means that I have to work harder to make things make sense and I can't jump ahead of where the show is if I want to keep writing the story the way I want to write it.
As things stand now with the season finale I'm not going to wait for season two in order to move past the season finale and most likely the story will end as an AU with everything flowing nicely up until season two airs and more stuff is added to canon. I'm okay with that because I can finish LH by then. To get back on topic I usually end a story where and how I originally thought I would but between the beginning and the ending stuff gets tweaked, mostly stuff gets added and subplots appear.
Nothing against D/S, because I love it, but I want to see more het on here in this fandom, I feel like there's an awful lot of slash and it's great but I'm dying for some Lydia/Jackson or even Allison/Scott, maybe some Kate/Derek and how that all started. I'm a sucker for canon and stories that take place in spots where there's a lull in the timeline of the show and you can make a story and not have it disregard everything in the whole show.8/15/2011 #3 Report
We have similar tastes. I like D/S. I used to love it, then it got fanon-ized, and now I pretty much assume that any given D/S story is going to be wildly out of character. Also, the stories seem to be mostly all variations on the same story (though, now that I've said that, I should qualify and say that two of my favorite stories are D/S). I'd just like variety.
TW is presenting a problem for me because the whole show is set on such a narrow timeline--also, an incredibly screwed up one. I've been trying to map the season and have discovered that Beacon Hills High apparently meets on odd Saturdays and full moons occur 31 days apart.
Regardless of all that, are there any particular gaps in the season to which you're finding yourself drawn?8/15/2011 #4 Report
I actually made a whole calender based on when things occur (because I write Live Hard with the days numbered so readers know how much time is passing), based on the idea that the series starts in September of this year not last (though it doesn't really matter) and that the Finale is in November because of my own experience with winter dances, where I live they usually happen in November because December school year wise has a rather large vacation in it at the end of the month extending into January and sports championships occur in the first half of the month.
As for school seeming to occur on the weekends I think that it's just because they jump to scenes days after the the previous ones without a smooth progession. Episode One the way I have it worked out occurs over five days with about five more between the end of it and the beginning of Episode Two, same with episode six I have it pegged as happening over five days, I have the time gap between Episode Eight and Episode Nine being six days and then the one between Episode Nine and Episode Ten being eight days. Suffice it to say I think a lot of story plot can be worked in in those soft timeline places. This is usually where I put a lot of bulk of the story, especially when writing with an OC that is uninvolved in the events in the main storyline, so they have to learn about things and events through the news and word of mouth and that takes time to spread.
I really don't have an interest in slash in any form but a one-shot or as a series of PWP and I really only enjoy long one-shots for het with plot so yes variety is needed I think, though the fandom grows everyday and I hope a flood of new stuff gets in and gives us a more varied selections of stories. There is only so much smut I can read until I say "Okay I'm done, I'm going to bed now," or "Now's a good time to go do my laundry."8/15/2011 #5 Report
A lot of people seem to be taking it as a given that the show starts in September. I wonder if that's because we're used to TV seasons and school years being on the same calendar. For my own mental health, I initially assumed the show started in January (because it's clearly filmed in the winter with very short winter days and because of how cold it is in the scenes) and went from there. Later, interviews with the producer and date stamps on the characters' phones validated that. Using that and clues from within the episodes (e.g. where characters specifically say what day they're on), I've worked out that the series starts probably on January 7th, with the first full moon on Friday the 12th, and the second 31 days later on Monday, February 12th. I haven't worked through the end of the series yet because my own story doesn't go that far. Needless to say, this doesn't allow for much time to fit things in. YMMV.8/16/2011 #6 Report
First off good catch on the time/date stamps on the phones, that's something I never thought about or noticed before. Wow, does that makes the timeline wonky, jeez. Well it's good to have someone who's so perceptive clarify that, though I wish in the show they landmarked certain things better, time wise, like with a casual mention of a holiday passing or someone having a calender hung up somewhere in their room. Though I guess it's not really so important that they feel the need to point it out that drastically, oh well.8/16/2011 #7 Report