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19 April 2008 @ 09:34 am
"DVD Commentary" Meme  
wiliqueen revived the "DVD Commentary" meme, and shared commentaries on her classic Forever Knight fanfiction "Color of the Night" (pure story / commented-upon) (second-ever entry in the recommendations project, by the way), and on a stirring portion of her recent Blood Ties fanfiction "Five Times Coreen Fennel Did Not Kiss Henry Fitzroy..." (pure story / commented-upon), and has generously promised me comments on one more FK scene to be named later, to boot.

Honoring the meme exchange, I hereby make a similar offer: pick any of my fanfiction (list), and I'll repost it with a "DVD commentary."  (However, I must add a caveat; if you choose a larger story -- especially one so big that I divided it into chapters or sections -- please choose just a scene, not the whole thing.  This is a little meme, not a giant project to consume the next several months, right? ~g~)

In other news, my last beta reader kindly came in on "Starwort," and I will make her adjustments -- she recommends a specific small new scene in the middle of the long conversation scene, among a few other tweaks -- and then start preparing the story for fkfic-l posting (that is, dividing it into <500-line ASCII posts wrapped at <60 characters-per-line and counting them; I love the list dearly and devotedly, but optimal list posting is both an art and a chore).

 
 
 
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: natpackerwiliqueen on April 19th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Blinking a bit at "classic" over here... :-)

After brief pondering, I'd like to request a little peek behind "A Little Salsa Picante." I hadn't read it all the way through until today. It has probably my favorite dialogue of all your fic, and I love the Schanke's-eye-view of Nick and Nat's coded communication.
Amy R.: Schankebrightknightie on April 20th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
>"Blinking a bit at "classic" over here... :-)"

I do not, of course, mean to invoke "classical" in the sense of Greco-Roman or musical orchestration. ;-)

I mean instead to sum up a resonant, high-quality, canon-concerned short story -- and very popular to boot; c.f. the award won -- written while the show was still in production and the fandom still active, pioneering the Song Challenge when it was still a challenge and not a cliche, and from which we can all learn as well as enjoy.

Go re-read your recommendation from 1999. Golly, but my recommendations were pretentious then! ;-) True, though.

>"I'd like to request a little peek behind "A Little Salsa Picante.""

Gotcha. Please give me about a week, and I will return with a commentary. (It stared with an HL slash prompt, of all things.)

Thank you very much for reading it! And for the kind words on the dialogue. Schanke-isms are a language of their own, and I am far from fluent even after these many years of study.
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: natpackerwiliqueen on April 20th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Go re-read your recommendation from 1999.

I did yesterday afternoon. You can be pretentious if I can be vain. ;-D

(It stared with an HL slash prompt, of all things.)

I'll look forward to it!
Amy R.: Schankebrightknightie on April 20th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
You have much of which to be vain, so by all means. :-)

Speaking of proofreading shame, that "stared" should be "started." Oops.
Amy R.: Schankebrightknightie on April 28th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Just to complete the circle for people who may land here in the future -- not nudging you! :-) -- my LJ post announcing the commentary for "A Little Salsa Picante" posted on Sunday (original story / with commentary).

Creating a commentary was an interesting experience. I found some of the same "see the pieces!" urge that drives me to excessive footnoting, but also remembered things I'd quite forgotten, like the HL "15-Minute Challenge" game -- which really was such a very good idea for keeping a list active in the last days before the mass emigration from email lists.