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I was doing so well, and it wasn't even taking much effort. I was easily and completely resisting the urge to commit serious fandom adultery.

But a legitimate BBC Sherlock plot idea just freaking exploded in my brain, and the bunnies are closing in as we speak.

Okay, Self. I know you have a bad history of jumping ship when a new fandom catches your interest. But it hasn't happened in years, ever since Doctor Who became your One True Fandom, despite discovering such things as the new Star Trek, Dexter, the Mentalist, Iron Man, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (you always were late to the party, Self). So there's no need to panic. In fact, let's consider this a good thing. Writing anything is better than writing nothing and I still badly want to work on the Doctor Who stories I never got a chance to finish so if I can get back into the habit of writing at all it's a Good Thing.

So stop overreacting and hyperventilating. You're not cheating on your One True Fandom just because BBC Sherlock is slowly taking over portions of your fic brain. You can write the idea down in a shiny new BBC Sherlock plot bunny pen and let it gestate for a while as you finally get to make more progress on those Doctor Who stories you've wanted to work on again for positively ages.

(But it's about his violin, the music and sounds and physical techniques and mental agility and emotional expression of which I know so intimately because I've been playing it myself for so long. In so many ways it's a puzzle, a challenge, a distraction when you just need your brain to shut the hell up for a while...)

Crap crap crap. I'm going to go play my violin for a bit and then go to bed, and hopefully I will wake up saner tomorrow.

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wendymr
Feb. 3rd, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
BBC Sherlock is SHINY!

*encourages you to write it*
adaliafic
Feb. 5th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
::wants the shiny::

It's the violin idea, I tell you... I just can't resist it. It's going to happen one of these days... I'm going to sit down at my keyboard, blink, and notice that several thousand words of BBC Sherlock violin fic have appeared on the screen.
dameruth
Feb. 3rd, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
Actually, a great many of the DW fandom writers I know, self included, are engaged in a polyamorous relationship with "Sherlock," so you wouldn't really be out of line. ;)

And besides, Moffat, Gatiss . . . heck, if you take the writers into account, Sherlock is practically the same show as DW anyway! :D
adaliafic
Feb. 5th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Hmmmm. You have a good point, there.

Now if everybody was jumping off a bridge, would I jump off the bridge, too? Metaphorically, yes. Yes I quite possibly would, if it led to BBC Sherlock fic... :-D

The only reason I'm even worried is that I have a bad history of completely jumping ship when a new fandom grabs me this way and I really, really don't want to see my unfinished Doctor Who stories remain unfinished forever.
dark_aegis
Feb. 3rd, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Come to the dark side, my friend. We have cookies! And shiny characters *points at icon* *volunteers to support via BR or anything else ;)*
adaliafic
Feb. 5th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
::munches a cookie, and starts feeding the rest to the plot bunnies::
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Adalia Zandra

greetings

This is adaliazandra's fic journal, which she hadn't planned to use very often. That plan has since been defenestrated in favor of posting fic update notices and rambles about DW and TW.

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If I seem to have disappeared off the face of the Internet, it's because I probably did. I don't actually *like* suddenly ignoring my LJ friends and leaving my stories hanging, though, so odds are I'll be back eventually.