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anti-update! - the turnip patch
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Like a person doesn't feel bad enough not posting fic, it seems the calendar itself is set on making it worse!  Everywhere I look, it's the day my phone bill needs to be paid, the day I have a meeting, the expiration date on my milk... 1/12/12, 2/1/12, 2/12/12... Sheesh, Universe, I get it already!

But they do say that what you're doing at midnight on New Year's will set the tone for what you'll be doing for the rest of the year, so I made sure I was writing when the calendar rolled over.  That'll probably work as well as November magically finishing novellas for me, but a girl can hope, right?

(but why don't i post haven in the meantime?  because i'd just use it as an excuse not to write long-fic.  not like it was left at a cliffhanger or anything.)

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lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 5th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're up against a dragon year, too. ^____^ But I'm not saying anything... Really. I swear. O.o btw... has Haven Duo ever seen the tiller races?

*curls up next to your door quietly crooning 'novella, novella'*


turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 5th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, I am totally setting myself up to fail this year.  I've got three longishfics I'd like to get done, plus I'd like to spend some time between 2 and 3 working on that other project of mine that's been languishing for a year.  I really don't want it to be one of those great ideas that never gets off the ground. =(
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 5th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

I dunno about anyone else, but I am the picture of patience. ^___^ Okay, so I'm a slug, but I'm still happy to sit over here and just mutter encouragement. ^___^

Um.... >_> By chance, are any of those longish projects sequels to something? O.o Say... mother-in-law-ish?

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 5th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, goodness no!  It'd probably be lovely to knock out a couple of effortless shorts involving the MIL, but I'm definitely not planning on doing the next big thing with them any time soon.  Nope, the longishes are not sequelly.  One for me, two for others, I suppose.  Actually, the one currently in development, I mentioned to you several years ago.  It's just taken this long. -_-

Also... tiller races?  I think Heero will steer Duo away from that corner of the internet...
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 5th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

*snicker* Well, any time you feel like throwing out a MIL bone, I will be right there to read it. I kinda like the MIL. ^___^

Last time I saw the tiller race clip, I couldn't help picturing Duo critiquing the guy's technique and his customizing of the tiller and Heero in the doorway looking alarmed. Distraction! ^____^

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 6th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, if there's something in particular you'd like to see the MIL in, we may be able to work something out...

I kind of think it wouldn't be very fair or sporting for Duo to enter a contest like that.
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 9th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've given it some thought and I think the most amazing thing would be for Duo to actually ask for the MIL's help on something, without letting Heero ask first. ^___^ But I really want them to get along. Must be my dormant kumbaiya sense waking up. *snork!*

It might take Heero some fancy conversational dancing to get Duo around to that view. Or, of course, he might reach that conclusion on his own. He might also need to actually see a race live before deciding that it's not for him. There are probably too many silly rules. ^___^ Like no fusion engines...

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 15th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm.  I can only think of one situation outside of a major emergency where Duo might ask the MIL to run some probabilities for him, and even then, it's mostly in jest.  Other than that, you'd need some pretty serious kumbaya to score anything along those lines. ^^' Even if he and the MIL get along eventually, he's still never really going to think of it as a separate entity from Heero.  If he wanted MIL-level work done, he'd naturally ask Heero to do it, simply with the expectation that Heero would be assisted by his unseen sidekick.  It's not like he would ever address the MIL directly.

(well, unless there's some scenario where heero's not home at the time or something...)
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 17th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)

What about one of those 'small hour of the night' conversations in a hospital room? Maybe I'm flashing back to the scary time when Heero and the MIL were playing with the bad guys... I could see Duo whispering to the MIL to do his best repairs; that he's counting on him to bring Heero back.

This is the kind of stuff I wake up in the middle of the night thinking of. O.o *sigh* I am one huge scaly slug...

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 23rd, 2012 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I'm not putting Heero back into a hospital room!  I do recall Duo admonishing Zero to bring Heero back the last time Heero was in the hospital, though, a few sentences that Heero heard but technically shouldn't have been able to understand since his brain was scrambled at the time, but... we ignore little details like that. ^^
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 23rd, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh crap! O_O Of course that would NOT be a Good Thing! Sorry. I kinda forgot that not everyone would find the MIL benign and ignore-able. >.<

Talk about scrambled brains... >_>


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