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I keep finding myself wanting to write but then reaching a block that I can't overcome. Annoying. I wish I could just shove my ideas into someone else's brain so that they could write it instead.

All right, so far my idea is that each different story in the Masks universe should be handled in a way that it stands alone. So each one will begin with a recap of the origin story that sets it up enough to make sense. What I have done so far, is written bits and pieces for a few of these recaps (without working on the first story, of course). I just can't bring myself to start in the middle of one of these stories either, which would make much more sense. I dunno, but here, have a tiny taste of the Masks Universe.

Carly Shay had never been a geek. Sure, she wasn't like the head cheerleader or anything but around the school she had a reputation as a fun, fairly intelligent and generally nice girl. She had never once read a comic book, nor knowingly approached a comic book store. If asked, she'd probably have said that Spider-man was Tobey Maguire and Batman was Christian Bale. She didn't know who Deadpool was, nor Green Lantern. Any mention of DC or Marvel would leave her nonplussed. Thus she was not aware that standard superhero storytelling demanded some sort of tragic event drive her to heroism.

Carly Shay's superhero origin story was all about boredom.

And maybe a little tragedy too, but not too much.

It started around two months before her fourteenth birthday. Like most girls of that age she found her body changing. Unlike most girls of that age, she found herself becoming a fire hazard. She didn't really have time to worry about what was going on downstairs, as she developed a talent for unexpected, uncontrollable combustion.

Date: 2010-05-27 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] champagnescene.livejournal.com
From the little snippet you have so far I can already see all the potential this story has.

Writer's block is a bitch and there's really no way to be like do this and that and it will be over but with me, especially with a story that is just so vast in theory it kills to get on paper, I like making story boards and really mapping out every detail of what I want the character to be and where I want them to go and what not and usually by the time I'm done I get so excited to get to one point of a story I'm back to writing. But, yeah, that's me.

I really hope you get your muse kicking again and make more progress with Masks because the idea just sounds amazing & I'm sure if/when you get it done it will be amazing.

Date: 2010-05-27 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plug-in-baby57.livejournal.com
That does sound like a good idea, which I should probably be doing anyways. Cheers.

Date: 2010-05-27 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bcrebel.livejournal.com
This is all kinds of intriguing. I kind of really want to know more.

In the interest of not being too creepy, I'm actually not sure how/when I friended you but I'm not just randomly appearing on your journal to tell you how interesting I think your in-progress fic ideas are (at least, not entirely randomly). I think I friended you after a discussion in a nick_girlslash post about ideas for an MGS/iCarly crossover like a year ago (which had potential to be really awesome, btw).

Anyway, this is just a really cool idea and I wanted to say that :) (also, as well as I can glean from that snippet, I really like your writing style)


Date: 2010-05-28 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plug-in-baby57.livejournal.com
MGS/iCarly crossover sounds about right, I remember telling someone about it on nick_girlslash. I really should've wrote some of that but I never really got around to it. Hopefully I won't do the same with this.

And thanks for the compliments.



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