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13 October 2004 @ 03:16 pm
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Fraser: And other female anatonomical structures as well.
Ray: I mean, BIG BOOBS!
Author: Hey, if you're gonna eat a cookie...
Fraser: I'm not entirely sure where cookies come into this.
Author: You know. Pretty?
Fraser: I'd rather appreciate it if you would -- perhaps --
Ray: Give him his dick back! Now! Stat! Today!
Author: All in good time. All in good time, my pretties.
The rest of the world: Omigod you are so fucked up, Nifra.

Lionel fic

Lionel: My patience wears thin.
Author: You can't threaten me, you're fictional!
Lionel: That's never stopped me before.
Author: That is a valid point.
Lex: What am I doing here?
Author: Another valid point.
Lionel: Son, glad to see you --
Author and Lex: *look at one another and run for the hills*


Clark: My clothes are scratchy, and smell like dead things.
Author: That's because they're furs. You're a Germanic war chief.
Clark: Right.
Lex: You married me to Victoria and made me a Roman envoy to the warring Germanic tribes?
Author: ...yes?
Lex: Thank you ever so much. That's exactly what I needed.
Author: Sarcasm isn't going to get you out of this one, buddy.
Pete: Wtf am I doing here?
Author: I -- am not entirely sure.
Whitney: Do I really have to be an asshole? I mean, really?
Author: You're not , Whitney, you're just concerned about the future of your tribe and you think that you'd be a better leader and --
Clark: They really didn't have any cotton? I mean, not any? The stench is kind of getting to me. And can I cut my hair? Please?
Author: Clark. Go play with something shiny.

Chloe becomes Lex's minion

Lex: There is no one in the world who understands what I'm going through, or cares about me.
Chloe: Doofus.
Lex: Oh, right.
Chloe: Nifra, don't you dare blow me up again.
Author: I -- wasn't going to do anything of the sort. *hides bomb behind her back*
Lex: I will shank you, motherfucker!
Chloe: *facepalms*

Any fic ever that includes Fraser's voice

Author: Please stop it. Please just stop it and let me write you.
Fraser: I haven't the slightest idea why you're having such trouble. After all, you know the basic outline of the plot, the particulars of the character interaction, and the nuances of emotion you'd like to convey. It seems to me as though you should be able to --
Author: Shuttup, shutttup, shut UP! I can't WRITE YOU!
Dief: *licks Author's toes*
Ray: *smokes cigarette and paces in the background* I told you he'd be difficult. Didn't I tell you? I told you. Fraser, what is this, this thing you've got? This thing you do where you're, like, impossible for her to write? Do not *want* her to write you? Is her writing you not something you want?
Fraser: Ray, that's simply not --
Ray: See? You want her to write you, and you will not let her write you. You jsut sit there, and you argue. Don't open your mouth, Fraser. Do not open your mouth, because if you open your mouth, you're gonna argue.
Author: I will punch both of you in the head. For fucking real.


Frannie: I'm gonna get to do it?
Author: In a manner of speaking.
Frannie: What does that mean?
Author: Well. You know. You'll get naked and stuff. Just --
Frannie: I get it. This is another wankfic.
Author: ...yes.
Frannie: Could you write more of those if you tried?
Author: ...possibly. But it's a vaguely terrifying thought.
Frannie: Shhyeah.
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Teeny Gozerteenygozer on October 13th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
Don't know if this helps, but...
Any fic ever that includes Fraser's voice

You know, I am one of the fans who used to write fan fiction back when the show was on air, and I could not write Fraser for a long time, because I saw the character as the only sane voice in an urban wilderness of nutty characters, like Alice in Wonderland. But that character-view didn't seem to work for me, the voice was wrong when I tried to write. Finally, I had an epiphany, and said, "OMIGOD, he's nuts. You think he's sane because he presents so reasonably when he speaks, but no. NOT. SANE. He doesn't fit in anywhere, not even among fellow Canadians in the north, all of whom know he's nuts (see the opening scenes of the pilot where his fellow Mounties are making fun of him! And then later on they run him out of the country on the flimsiest of pretexts!) The only reason he gets along so well in Chicago is because as a fish out of water, he can behave as insanely as he wants, and everyone just goes with it. Chicagoans assume he's going to act in ways they do not understand, and ascribe it to his Canadianness." It's not for nothin' he gets into that insane asylum with such ease, in Hawk & a Handsaw!

...and then I found I could write Fraser, and wrote a number of stories.

I think 3rd season screwed up my ability to write Due South fic because the actor who played Fraser got control of the show and therefore the character, and he didn't want Fraser to be insane. He was uncomfortable with his character being a nut! He played the character as much closer to his real self; an attractive, talented man who has always enjoyed great acceptance among his peers, and not the deeply melancholy, rather lonely, and undoubtedly crazy character Fraser started out as. PG wanted his character to be the one guy who was sane in an urban wilderness of nutty characters, as I'd orginally assumed the character was -- willing to *do* crazy things to get the job done, but when he does it, it's "thinking outside of the box", not insanity. Comparatively, PG's third season Fraser is much more Teh Man, a bit of a frat-boy in a loveable way, the BMoC, the one everyone looks up to as a mencsh: no longer my original melancholy nut-buddy, first season Fraser. And I could no longer write him or the show. (Please note, I actually ADORE the second Ray's character, who is a very deep, interesting man. It's always Fraser I have trouble with in third season, I even have trouble watching him.)

I've also come around to thinking that Alice is something of a nutty little girl, too.

I do hope this helps you to find your own Fraser's voice! Good luck!
.: even the wolf is gay (tarar)hackthis on October 13th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't know if this helps, but...
Bless you my child, for verily you have eased my troubled mind.
Teeny Gozerteenygozer on October 13th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't know if this helps, but...
Was that you, having an epiphany, too? ;)