I miss fic

Feb. 27th, 2013 04:55 pm
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Reading fic. The time when there was a new fic every day that I loved or when so many of us would be discussing the millions of ideas we had or the porn or just feeling so connected. I don't know if it's because I'm writing a lot more now so I'm neglecting reading or if I'm clinging onto the epic-ness that was days like this or when there were handfuls of posts a day or when there were fics throwing random people together that you didn't think would work, but you ended up loving or basically when more people were involved/when more was going on. I guess you can't always have everything, right? And this is not totally limited to cycling- it's just that's the best example because I miss it the most. I don't know. Maybe I should be less picky or maybe I should go back to the beginning and starte re-reading everything, but then I miss new things too so I DON'T KNOW! I have feels and need to share them, essentially

on 2013-02-27 07:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] libs-rock.livejournal.com
Aw. I miss Team Sexy Bank too.

on 2013-02-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
I miss Team HTC- if it wasn't for them, I probably wouldn't be slashing so much now

on 2013-02-27 08:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] flipping-elves.livejournal.com
When I first amongst you all, I always thought you seemed like a brilliant group, all those ideas flying around. So, yeah, I miss that. Sometimes, I think I joined a little too late, not that I don't appreciate all of you guys who take the time to chat - you are all brilliant.

I always feel bad that I don't write fic, but am an avid reader. Sometimes it seems a little daunting to just come up with an idea though, so I really like the example of a request in the commentsI think we should do it.

So, if you want to leave a request, I'll try. Might be rubbish mind, but it's the thought that counts right. Would be helpful to have some specifics if poss.

OK standing by....

on 2013-02-27 08:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
I think maybe other people have lost interest now, which is perfectly legit and I'm not mad or anything, but fandom-ing is harder with fewer people around and I kinda miss when there was a lot going on all the time because if it wasn't for here then cycling to me would still just be the Tour and I'm glad it's more for me now. If that makes sense

Not writing id perfectly legit too, though- it's not everyone's thing, I get that

And now I'm having trouble thinking of ideas I want to read. No shortage of ideas about what I want to write, but wanting to read is totally different.

Uh... fic in which Tony has to literally drag Bernie and Cav back together again to admit how much they miss each other (because you know it'll be Tony that Cav complains to) or something about some of the guys who have those six month suspensions and how they're dealing with all of that or how somehow Lance and George are still BFFs after everything or something about Jason and his heroics at track worlds or something else entirely. Feel free to ignore any of this because apparently this is all I could think of at the moment

on 2013-02-28 09:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] flipping-elves.livejournal.com
OK, here it is, it's not!porn. Not quite heroic Jason, but he is girding his loins! Set at Minsk after the heats for the Keirin. Warning should be that I know diddly squat about track stuff, and I wrote it in about 15mins. Anyway, hope you like. :)


Jason Kenny was fragile; he knew it, his teammates knew it, the coaches knew it, and now, for fucks sake, everyone knew it.

He pulled down the zipper of his suit, and flung himself into the nearest available empty chair. How had it got to this?

He'd struggled to get 'back into the zone' post London 2012. All that golden hued super high, when he was on top of the world, had leached into drab, dreary, grey. He couldn't see past it, couldn't ride through it, and didn't think he'd ever see colour again - let alone bloody rainbow tones.

Oh he'd spent time with the team psychologist analysing it all, he could quote it the conversations practically word for word... Post Olympic lull bound to happen... 4 years to Rio... different team dynamic... big shoes to fill... having to step up to be a senior member of the team... etc etc. They were all probably very valid points, and the last two were close to the mark.

Truth was, all the analysis in the world wasn't going to help, because he could never put into words what was really on his mind. Couldn't say it out loud,to anyone, it hurt too damn much. In the hub of the Minsk velodrome though, he knew...he simply missed Chris. Missed the solid, reassuring presence, the camaraderie, the shared whispers, the hasty, desperate kisses.

He sighed, and leant back against the wall. This wasn't helping, he couldn't carry on this line of thought, not in a Lycra skin suit at any rate. He smiled as he thought about how amused Chris would be at his predicament, he had always enjoyed seeing quite how far he could push Jason on that particular kink.

It wasn't so much the team sprint, even though they were Olympic Champions, GB had never won the team sprint at the worlds. Missing out on the Keirin final though was a different matter. That hurt. He'd wanted that, for himself and for Chris most of all. Bloody French... bloody Pervis.... Ugh it was all so...

He dropped his head into his hands and just concentrated on breathing, and so he missed it, the perfect moment when his name went up on the board and that of Pervis disappeared. He gradually became aware of his coach shouting, of all his team mates talking at once, of a buzz in the air, and then it hit him. He was getting a second chance, and he was bloody well going to grab it with both hands and make Chris proud.

Edited on 2013-02-28 10:56 am (UTC)

on 2013-02-28 01:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
Are you in my head? Because that sure makes it seem like it. I totally loved it and I bet even IRL Jason (and the rest of the team, too, but no one as much as Jason) is missing Chris this much. Thank you!

on 2013-02-28 02:06 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] flipping-elves.livejournal.com
Yes I am in a Being John Malkovich Style. I think I'd quite like to be in your head, hanging out with all the muses ;d...Sadly I am not. BUT I AM SO PLEASED YOU LIKED IT...... Wheeeeee.

Yeah I did feel for Jason last week, he does seem a bit brittle to me, and yep everyone would miss Chris. I loved reading your track fic, so I did sort of have an idea how they might play out., but I can't go full on porn for Sir Chris somehow.... Seems a bit disrespectful, and not sure he'd be like that. However, I like to think he has a wicked sense of humour, and that he cares deeply for the people that matter to him.

I may write another tonight, but sadly it won't be Bernie. I've tried and tried but I just can't. I think Sky is sucking all the slashiness away. I'm probably a bit angry with them right now, so I can't write happy stuff and I don't want to write angry Bernie. Hmm I'll see
So Thank you for your comment, your idea and your prompt :D

on 2013-02-28 02:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
Well, if you were in my head, you'd have just missed Batman, but now you're gwtting to chill with an awesome Brad, pissed off Froomey and an over-worked Brailsford ;P

I keep trying to tell myself that I shouldn't worry about the track guys so much now because it's all geared towards the Olympics for them and they're three years away and they're all on a post-London 'What do I do now?' kick, but the way Jason was siffuering a little made me so sad (I totes got like that with Chris in the past too, though). I know where you're coming from, though- it is hard to imagine porn about Chris, but he and Jase do deserve some other kind of epic love. Oh, yeah- Chris totally takes care of everyone, you know he does

Troublesome boys like that *shakes head at them* If you do get round to writing more, though, you know I'd love it, no matter what it's about

on 2013-02-28 03:02 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] flipping-elves.livejournal.com
Oh no, is it slash superheroes again or Adam West style? Awesome Brad and pissed off Froome I like the sound of, hopefully it was Brad that caused the reaction in Froome. Is Dave there at all? Do I need to avert my eyes?

Yeah, the track guys will be fine, they'll have it sorted by Rio for sure, perhaps Chris can come as a special advisor and good luck charm.

Yep, am leaving Bernie to stew, but am still absurdly besotted with Matti's lips... God knows what's going on in my head, I think it's been too much Photoshop at work today.

Need to pick your brains re the fic.. Rating PG13, warnings implied relationship and swearing? Anything else??

on 2013-02-28 03:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
Definitely superheros- Christian Bale Batman and Tom Welling Supermand, with a few other Justice League members thrown in for the fun. It was only a little section I did for that one, though, while I had it in my mind- I've no idea what bit really comes next :S
Uhm.... Well, yes, Brad made it all happen and Dave's not exactly there yet and IDK if he will be, but I like the idea of this and Bernie just made a tiny cameo and Andy and Berto are both there too

I think Chris will be there for sure, even if it's just over the phone because they've got to call him to deal with Jase, who's going crazy without him. Or something ;)

That kind of fixation is perfectly legit

Nah, I don't think it needs more than that

on 2013-02-27 08:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] libs-rock.livejournal.com

The 2009 season in fact. best season for a while. Well not since Jan was pulling in fat ass over the mountains. We should start a movement to get slashiness back into the peloton

on 2013-02-27 09:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
We totally should do that. I bet some of them would even help- like Taylor Phinney. I mean, he already slashes himself with everyone anyway so why wouldn't he want to help us do it too?

on 2013-02-28 11:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] laura-anne.livejournal.com
I feel your pain! I miss the good old days too. :( Of course, I don't do my part when it comes to contributing these days. And it figures that when I do get an urge to write about how the Schlecks get through their 'dark moments' my keyboard is hopelessly busted. I can write longhand of course but that doesn't help with providing new material for others to read.

on 2013-03-01 09:48 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
I totally sucks, doesn't it? You could always get a new keyboard :P Seriously though, if writing isn't completely your thing anymore then that's fine. I suppose every one of us is at fault somehow for it not being as magic anymore

on 2013-03-08 05:19 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shangrilove.livejournal.com
I totally get what you're saying. Even the football fandom is pretty dead in terms of writing, I'm not sure why though. :( It just seems like there's a lack of dialogue and lack of interest in the fandom now days, makes it really hard to bounce ideas and get inspired sometimes...

on 2013-03-08 01:39 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
And even when there is fic in football, it tends to be about a small group of players and that's totally fine- I'm not saying everyone should stop that and just write what I want to read- but it's a bit sad to not be able to find something that you want to read. If that makes sense.

I never seem to have trouble with inspiration- I always seem to have so many ideas floating round in my head- but that bouncing ideas around thing is definitely missing.

on 2013-03-08 04:45 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shangrilove.livejournal.com
It's true! I think people write what they're familiar with, which is basically what other people write (Spain NT, RM, Barca, Chelsea, Liverpool) and it's this perpetual cycle. I know I'm quite guilty of that myself! But sometimes it's quite hard to break from it, or maybe I just like to write one person too much...

I'm around if you ever want to bounce ideas! I love bouncing ideas off people, though i mostly only know about football and a bit of tennis.

on 2013-03-08 05:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caz-kenobi.livejournal.com
I'm totally guilty of that too- it's probably because they're the most accessible and it's easier to write about what you're familiar with. It's still totally fine for everyone to do that, but it's frustrating when you want to read about different people or different pairings- sometimes they're writing about the people you like, but in pairings you're not into, which can sometimes be justas bad

Thank you for that- if I need a sounding-board I'll know where to go :)

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