ehrmahgerd…is Obi-Wan clean-shaven for Satine in this? :3
lolol indeed, tho, I guess it might depend on which AU you want it to be?
If he left the Order for her pre-TPM, maybe the beard never happened?
But if you prefer Clone Wars canon divergence, then you can imagine a late-term pregnant Satine being a bit cranky and uncomfortable, and Obi-Wan being all sweetly concerned and asking, can I do anything to make you feel better?
wonho (monstax) + you (reader) word count: 7,309 warnings: um yeah so this is a stepbrother!au but technically the parents aint married yet so its more a future stepbrother shitstorm if that makes it any better for your moral compass lol heads up for a tiny bit of underage drinking but mainly car sex and fingering and oral and some blunt dirty talk but i know some of yall are like me and that definitely floats our boats hehe a/n: chatting with my friend and she told me about her dream jon snow was gonna be her stepbrother and they rage fucked each other because they were so bitter about it and i thought wow what a fantastic idea can i write that and she gave me her blessing lol so here we go thanks darling
I (my mature diamond ass) secretly spectate my friends’ (silvers) games, have a laugh at whatever they do and quit spectating before the game ends so they don’t catch me spectating them. Then I queue up and lose the 1st game almost every time because karma got my ass, but it is worth every single spectate.
Do you ever have scenes where you can see two (or more) completely different, but valid, paths for the way things should go? How do you decide which way you like best? If you've written a good chunk of a scene one way and then decide it should be different, do you completely delete what you've written, or do you ever save it elsewhere?
I actually have scenes where I can see like around 10 different ways things should go.
I think I’d be lucky if it was like, only two? Heh. :D (And sometimes, the magical scene, where I only want to write one way and my brain doesn’t bother throwing up any options).
The Golden Age that Never Was has been excellent for throwing up a thousand different scenarios per scene, because Jack and Pitch - particularly in like the first 30 chapters liked to escalate their fights, or went from zero to sniping at each other really fast. A lot of the time this meant like, 8 options where they’d say something or do something irreversibly damaging or just really damaging to their growing connection to each other (and some of those I did let through), and two where they weren’t likely to do that, and I usually didn’t know until I’d written at least five options out and deleted four of them.
And yeah, if I’ve written a good chunk of a scene… if it’s fanfiction, I tend to delete it. If It’s original fiction like Fae Tales, I might keep it. Game Theory and The Court of Five Thrones each had huge sections that were removed, along with just smaller snippets of dialogue. Over the years I’ve shared those usually after the story is published as like, alts/alternatives.
Sometimes what happens is like against what I’ve predicted in the chapter plan as well, which usually means I’ve tried something different and liked it better, or what I picked no longer works.
That being said, I make it sound like more tedious than it is. A lot of the time I can see different options before I sit down and start writing, and then as I write, the one that works best naturally rises to the surface (idk, like panning for gold). The process of writing the sentences down just leads me to mentally discard what I feel might be too extreme, not interesting enough, *too* interesting (rest chapters need to stay rest chapters lol), and so on. So it’s a very instinctive process for the most part.
But if you see me starting to complain about writing a particular chapter in a story, it’s because I’m writing things out and don’t realise another option is clearly better until like 500-1000 words into the option that won’t work, lol.
As for rules I follow, how I decide beyond just the uselessness of ‘instinct.’ I think my instincts work on these rules:
* What would I most want to read if this were fanfiction / another author? (This will remove most options immediately).
* What is most helpful to the story right now? (This is hard to determine, but is usually a combination of knowing which reveals are okay to hold back, which you can reveal early, what will take your characters off track - it’s good to know where they’re meant to be headed because that does a better job of illuminating the track in the first place, what you can reasonably resolve if it’s a new plot point, relevance to story (and if not relevant, then is it something you’d enjoy as a fanfiction reader - like fluff or hurt/comfort), characterisation and speed of character growth and so on).
And that’s it. Those two things will usually get me to where I need to get to. It’s rare that I feel I should have written a scene differently. Like don’t get me wrong, I’m not a great writer, I’m an okay writer. And I still have a lot to learn. I will always have a fuckton to learn. But if I agonised over choices all the time I’d never put up content, and I have a rule to not really regret old words (or to try not to), because every word pushes me towards becoming a better writer in the future. So wondering ‘what if I did the scene this way though?’ outside of just idly curiosity is not useful to me, once the chapter is put up.