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good WiP bits

June 11th, 2009 (06:52 pm)
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So, who has a WiP that's stalled out that has bits they're relentlessly fond of? Ages back, I tried to write a Bruce/Cass romantic comedy of errors that revolved around ballroom dancing. The plot, such as it was, was thus:

CASS. "Need more martial arts DVDs."
ALFRED. "I am afraid you've watched them all. Perhaps Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?"
CASS. *becomes ballroom dancing fiend*
BRUCE. "..."
CHARITY BALL PLOT. *happens*
CASS. *tangoes with Commissioner Gordon*
BRUCE. "..."
CASS. *eyebrow*
BRUCE AND CASS. *tango*
BABS. "Hey, Robin? Don't go back to the Batcave for a while."

The light was on under Alfred's door, and Cassandra Cain had learned that if the light was on, it was okay to knock.

She knocked twice. After a moment, she heard movement from within. The door opened partway, and Alfred Pennyworth peered out. He was wearing his pajamas and a dressing gown. And slippers.

Cass had given him the slippers for Christmas.

"Need movies," she said.

"Ah," said Alfred. "'Need movies.' Is that, perhaps, your way of saying that you have, at last, exhausted the manor's collection of martial arts films?"

Cass nodded. "Need movies," she said. "More."

"Yes, well," said Alfred, "I am afraid that we've quite exhausted the supply. I myself would have thought it impossible to run through the entirety of the Shaw Brothers ouerve, but it would appear to have been accomplished. Likewise, Mr. Chan's and Mr. Hung's films, even the most dreadful ones, all the others of Golden Harvest and rival studios, and no, Mr. Jaa has not yet finished ONG BAK 2, any more than he had the last time you asked that question."

"Like Tony Jaa," Cass said stubbornly.

"So do a great number of the people of the world. Yet he persists in taking his time to finish his film. It seems he does not know why he should hurry for you."

Cass shrugged. "I'm Batgirl?"

"Perhaps Mr. Jaa has not considered that, along with the rest of the world, Batgirl is waiting too."

(How long was this a WiP? TONY JAA HAS ACTUALLY FINISHED ONG BAK 2.)

Comments

Posted by: Mara (marag)
Posted at: June 11th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Shep heroics

I would completely read this and love it! And I have a number of WsIP that I'm inordinately fond of. Some have been sitting around so long that the show in question has come, had five seasons, and been cancelled. ::coughSGAcough::

Posted by: Vanilla ... Spiked with Slivovitz (jenna_thorn)
Posted at: June 12th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
I hear you.
Are you sure you thought this through?

Mine got derailed when the seventh book was published. Three(?) years ago.

Posted by: Mara (marag)
Posted at: June 12th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: I hear you.
DW eyeroll

::sigh:: Even better, the fic I'm thinking of is not only SGA season 1 but a crossover with new Doctor Who season 1! So, I'm behind a Stargate show and a Doctor.

Posted by: Vanilla ... Spiked with Slivovitz (jenna_thorn)
Posted at: June 12th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Re: I hear you.
sigh

Okay, you win on both timing and on canon, since the New Doctor has given you a lot to integrate.

But Nine's enthusiasm for life + the network of folks of Atlantis ... tha's gold right there, it is. Would you mind sharing, if it's truly abandoned? there's a WIP - amnesty community, but I don't think they are active.

and the sucky part is that mine's completely unfinishable, but what i've got still makes me grin, so i can't just toss it and it's specific enough that I can't cannabalize it.

(funny, mine's a crossover, too. Gotta love the crossovers. At least nothing in the fourth Indiana Jones movie jossed me as badly as Deathly Hallows did.)

Posted by: Petra (petronelle)
Posted at: June 12th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)

HEART.

(Also, in the category of WsiP that are stalled, the one where Lois, Clark, Bruce, and Janet Haywood go on a double date. There are P.G. Wodehouse allusions.)

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: June 12th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)

Thanks, I needed that giggle.

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