James (elven_wolf) wrote,

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It's the small things

I love how in series 2 of Torchwood Ianto and Jack seem to be so much more together. I think that in a big way, Gwen and Rhys' wedding settled the whole issue as far as keeping Gwen and Rhys togethe (YAY!) and letting Jack finally put his feelings for her to rest. Dancing with her at the wedding was kind of his last hurrah.

And as to Ianto (almost wrote Yantoe, and I blame koshernurse for that), I just wish I had someone look at me the way he looks at Jack. It's in the small details, but you can see how much he loves Jack. I hope the writers don't fuck that up, at least not permanently. Temporary fuckups are good drama. But of course, I love how there's an actual sci-fi plot to this show, rather than QaF relationshippy drama all the time. Also? Ianto's woobie face near the end of 'Out of the Rain' was precious.

And now to tales of another Jack, and what is it with me and guys named Jack? Bauer, Harkness, O'Neill, Sparrow... and then there's one of my own creation, Jacobian "Jack" Peredhil, who wants to break away from the dice and stat sheet and become a protagonist in one of my stories. I'd tried before, but the tale was too angsty and not Jack-like at all. Jack isn't the angst queen, he's all about the swords, booze, and tenuous sanity. He's also got a kickass hand crossbow of snipeyness. But the best part is his talking sword.

I might just start freewriting, though that's not something I often do. Usually I have a set idea of what I want in terms of where I want the story to go, though I like not to know my ending ahead of time. It's easier for me to write an ending that makes sense if I just let it happen, let cause lead to effect, than to know how I want to end it and then have to force all the elements to lead me there. That said, five drafts of Legacy of Olympus later, I know pretty much how the story goes, but the ending could still surprise me.

So back to Jack. Perhaps a good new approach would be to just write snippets and not care about plot, see what comes of that. I'm still focused on Legacy, so it won't be a big project right now.

Also, WoW still broke. Now I can't log in at all. Now my usual fix for when software goes wrong is to reinstall it, but, will I lose my characters if I do that?
Tags: legacy of olympus, torchwood, writing

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