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Another long Teddy story? Before Safe? :Fern ducks rotten fruit: - The Phantom Librarian
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Another long Teddy story? Before Safe? :Fern ducks rotten fruit:
Shit. Teddy's third year is coming around in my head a lot more quickly and urgently than Safe. I sat down and summarized the first seven chapters in longhand last night. I just need a couple of set-pieces to come together, and I'm--gulp--set. I doubt it will come at a segment a day, but then again, I enjoyed that, so it might. Except that it probably won't. And I promised Safe! Gar. Oh, well. Teddy has a future, which makes him automatically more interesting to me. Heaven may have more going on than harp competitions, but there's too much power mixed with too little conflict to make it an interesting thing to think about directly (as opposed to their little forays down into Teddy's world, which are seen through his eyes, and while the Marauders are all inventing again, this time coming up with new and different ways to Look Out For Teddy And Harry, it's just not that interesting to write about from their perspective... though pretty fun from Teddy's).
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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 28th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)



You know you want to.

:throws fresh fruit for you to munch on:
ladylothwen From: ladylothwen Date: September 28th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well I for one wouldn't protest. Teddy is quite an interesting character, especially your Teddy.

But ultimately it's up to you, I'll read what ever you put up. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 28th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)


Just an interesting aside that I thought of when you mentioned how hard it was to write about heaven... C.S. Lewis had always planned to write an 'Angel' companion to his famous Screwtape letters (about a deamon giving advice to his deamon nephew on how to tempt men away of heaven) but found it too difficult, and thought men in general would find it to difficult, to conceive of the thing properly. ~mary
ps- third year is fine with me... I want to see Victoire when she meets Ruthless. hehe.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: September 28th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: heaven...

Oddly enough, other than the prologue (different point of view), one of the first things that happens has Ruthless and Victoire trying to share living space... and, as you might imagine, they have some issues. :p
etain_antrim From: etain_antrim Date: September 28th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you write it, I'll read it. That being said, I'm more interested in Teddy right now. While I like the idea of seeing your take on the last year of Remus and Dora's life, knowing their inevitable fate will make it a painful read. I'd like to revel in the wonderfulness that is Teddy instead. It's not quite denial, but it is avoidance. And it would let us spend more time with the Forest Guard and with Harry (and Teddy's) extended family. What's not to like?
sunshinegirl121 From: sunshinegirl121 Date: September 28th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
^^^That's basically what I was thinking. Although I'd love to read Safe, the fact that I know that Dora and Remus don't have a future afterwards makes me very sad. I am in LOVE with the Forest Guard and your Teddy, so I'd be quite excited to read your third year. Especially since the challenge entry you did. That was like a cliffhanger times a billion.
amamama From: amamama Date: September 28th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You won't hear me protesting. Far from it. I'll take anything you feel like writing. *tosses some fresh fruit and freshly-made cookies at Fern*
marycontraria From: marycontraria Date: September 28th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
No protests or rotten fruit from me, either. I'm looking forward to safe, whenever it comes together, primarily because I love your Dora so very very fiercely. But through Forest Guard I found myself liking Teddy and his supporting cast much more than I had initially thought I might, and so... go for it. I shall read it with great delight. :)
izhilzha From: izhilzha Date: September 28th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be the grouchy one here. ;-) No, actually I'm quite interested in Teddy's 3rd year...but I do hope to see Safe at some point. *wants your version of that year*
muridae_x From: muridae_x Date: September 28th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I look forward to reading about Teddy or Remus and Tonks, so I vote with "go with where your inspiration is".
allie_meril From: allie_meril Date: September 28th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I cannot see any problem with writing more Teddy, who is all kinds of Love and Awesome. And I'd be lying if I said that Teddy isn't helping me heal from The Deaths Of Which We Shall Not Speak, which are still a rather raw patch on my heart.

Deleted/reposted because a crucial contraction was, er, not there.
hermia7 From: hermia7 Date: September 28th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wheeeee! You know, we don't have the right to chuck fruit at you, unless it's less of a chucking and more of a handing-over-of-lovely-fruit-baskets. After all, you invent lovely stories that keep us amused. I'd rather read more Teddy right now, honestly, even if the Greyback storyline will make it darker than Forest Guard. Like you said, as Teddy has a future, it's still going to be less depressing than the Death Year... (Though I'll rabidly inhale anything you produce!)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 28th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be quite honest I'd rather hear stories of life. The thought of Remus and Dora's deaths will make the story hard to read. I know I'll enjoy the way you write it. I do love your Remus and Dora. But your Teddy has made it possible to heal and look to the future. I'll be happy with whatever you send our way. If that means daily posts, then all the better for us!
From: srch_angel Date: September 28th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
No complaints here!

You said Teddy's 3rd year-- Does anything exciting happen in the 2nd year that we will miss?
cleindori From: cleindori Date: September 28th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*gently tosses you a bunch of fresh fruit, with an attached card reading "Write where your inspiration is, we're happy to read it all!"*


To be fair, I do want to see Safe eventually, but I think that if more Teddy is what comes first, Safe will be the better for it.
willowbough From: willowbough Date: September 28th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bring it on. Teddy's third year sounded so intriguing from the hints you dropped that I've been on tenterhooks to read it, and hoped--greedily, no doubt--that you'd decide to give it the full year treatment like Forest Guard. Naturally, I'll be glad to read Safe whenever you get around to it, but working up to that canon tragedy must be difficult in the extreme, so no apologies required. I've let a fic of my own--different fandom--languish for months because I knew I was coming up to a point where I had to kill off canon characters and around the time when I left off--just before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays--I just couldn't face writing something that bleak.
demonoflight From: demonoflight Date: September 28th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that's fine by me! I'm willing to wait for Safe. Hey, I'd never say no to more of your Teddy. Or your Victoire. Or Frankie, or Maurice, or Corky, or Donzo, or Ruthless, or Tinny... even Honoria! More of these kids will be really nice. And... I suppose there would be new characters? I mean, new Ickle Firsties and second years!
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