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, ( 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]( Collapse )photograph [verve pipe]( Collapse )get on your boots [u2]( Collapse )space oddity [dave bowie]( Collapse )bleeders [wallflowers]( Collapse )darkness, darkness [solas]( Collapse )high and dry [radiohead]( Collapse )we didn't start the fire [billy joel]( Collapse )if you believe [our lady peace]( Collapse )ants marching [dave matthews band]( Collapse )the rose [bette midler]( Collapse )viva la vida [coldplay]( Collapse )sour girl [stone temple pilots]( Collapse )thunder road [bruce springsteen]( Collapse )all tomorrow's parties [velvet underground]( Collapse )windowsill [arcade fire]( Collapse )these things [she wants revenge]( Collapse )leeds [indigo girls]( Collapse )bizzare love triangle [new order]( Collapse )streets of philadelphia [bruce springsteen]( Collapse )