Idea nicked from eugenetapdance
. The theory: put your music on shuffle. Write a ficlet for each song, taking only the time the song runs to do so. When you have ten, post.
The practice: I can't type that fast on my PDA, and between that and the fact I was doing some of these on breaks at work and kept getting interrupted, and the fact that some ideas just would not shut up . . . well, they're short. About half, the ones I did on my laptop, were done while the song played. I should do a formal variant where instead of time, you have the wordcount of the song.
Also, there are twenty. I'd done twelve before I remembered to check. And I skipped some songs which were just impossible. I got 'We Will Become Silhouettes' and all I could think of was to go the Cage route, make six blank lines, and declare it a ficbit. I swear it'd work for 'Watchmen' and that song, but I couldn't bring myself to. And you just
okay, I was going to type 'You just try writing a fic that relates to 'Other Places Jimmy Hoffa Isn't', but I had a flash of inspiration and apparently, ( you can.Collapse )
That was fun. But there's still stuff I just can't fic to. I enjoy the challenge, and it's good exercise writing short pieces, but given my worldbuilding obsession stuff is going to
Most of these could be movie- or comic-verse; the two are congruous. Some are movie-verse, more or less. Honestly, my inclination is to declare my 'personal canon' to be a hybrid, with the comic's richness of bckground detail and backstory, but the movie's masterplan and denouement, which made vastly more logistical sense to me.
Am undecided whether I should go with Rorschach warning Adrian, as in the comic, or Dan, as in the movie. On the one hand I like the implication that Rorschach and Veidt have parted ways so far Rorschach doesn't care enough to warn him, and there's no way the grappling gun could reach that office or break the window. On the other hand, the "smartest man in the mourge" line is a personal favorite.
Detail, details. Aaaargh. Also I do subscribe to the theory that Hooded Justice and Captain Metropolis aren't as dead as everyone thinks, and have plotbunnies brewing as to how they managed it.
Anyway, onto the ficbits:smile like you mean it [the killers]( Comedian (dreams aren't what they used to be)Collapse )photograph [verve pipe]( Sally (and if you want beautiful, pitiful ...)Collapse )get on your boots [u2]( Sam & Sandra Hollis (i don’t want to talk about wars between nations)Collapse )space oddity [dave bowie]( Jon, Laurie (and the stars look very different today)Collapse )bleeders [wallflowers]( Rorschach (maybe next time is never)Collapse )darkness, darkness [solas]( Silhouette (in the coolness of your shadow)Collapse )high and dry [radiohead]( Adrian Veidt (you broke another mirror)Collapse )we didn't start the fire [billy joel]( Hollis (since the world's been turning)Collapse )if you believe [our lady peace]( Laurie, Dan, Rorschach (you can't close your eyes)Collapse )ants marching [dave matthews band]( Bernie (people in every direction)Collapse )the rose [bette midler]( Nelson, Rolf (the soul afraid of dying)Collapse )viva la vida [coldplay]( Adrian Veidt (i know st. peter won't call my name)Collapse )sour girl [stone temple pilots]( Jon, Laurie (i was a superman but looks are deceiving)Collapse )thunder road [bruce springsteen]( Sally, Hollis (show a little faith, there's magic in the night)Collapse )all tomorrow's parties [velvet underground]( Laurie (for thursday's child is sunday's clown)Collapse )windowsill [arcade fire]( Detective Steve Fine (you can't forgive what you can't forget)Collapse )these things [she wants revenge]( Captain Carnage, Silk Spectre (i'm not a bad man, i'm just overwhelmed)Collapse )leeds [indigo girls]( Adrian Veidt (on a bed of anxiety over a deep dark drop)Collapse )bizzare love triangle [new order]( Dan, Laurie (living a life that I can't leave behind)Collapse )streets of philadelphia [bruce springsteen]( Nelson, Rolf (i walked a thousand miles just to slip this skin)Collapse )