River-think Perfection
Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's like a confection, but less 'con' and more 'purrrr.'

So I don't know if anyone on here reads Peptuck over at, but I really have to recommend his latest chapter.

It's a one-shot, set within the episodic nature of his other chapters, so no worries about reading everything before to make sense of this one... Although I recommend at least trying those, as well. Lots of action and big damn hero moments, if you're into that.


Saturday, June 6, 2009 11:21 AM


I'm torn, here. Haven't gotten to the scary pairing or woodneness, so guess I can't say.
I'm only just past the first few paragraphs, which has an interesting technique I suppose with the different fonts trying to intensify sensory experience.

On the other hand, I'm just about to publish a fic that is ENTIRELY (if you will, Riverspeak). It's the purpose of the fic.

Maybe it'll work--maybe it's just that the two don't mix in equal proportions.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:38 AM


Updates, huh...?

Well, I definitely haven't stopped work on Eidolon. Fridays through Sundays tend to be my best writing days because I don't work then. And usually, depending on how quick it comes, I can write about a 5 page chapter in one or two weekends.

I don't really get stumped or have writer's block (although just watch it happen now that I've said that), but because this story is just starting, there may still be delays. A problem I've encountered is that I will write a chapter, then decide I need to go back further in the storyline, and then I'll write ANOTHER chapter. This is the main reason it almost took two months for me to post anything new in April and most of May.

I do have a rough outline of where I'm going with the plot and character arcs, and I do have some spaces detailed in between. So hopefully I can pretty much always be writing SOMETHING, even if I keep taking those hop-skips back during the progress of the story.

Aliasse gave me some helpful advice on maybe reducing the amount of hard-to-follow-ness in the Teaser/Prologue/Chapter 1/Whatever That Was, and Monday up to yesterday I was thinking up and preparing a few solutions to implement when I'm ready. The actual solution I choose will depend on the contents of a later chapter, when I get to it.

I've also written an extra scene for that introduction (I really may be crazy, I'm making it longer?), one from Simon's perspective on River, Kaylee, and his life on Serenity. I'll probably quickly edit that in when I get home.

For now, I'm ready to continue. I'm pretty sure I know what this next chapter will include (and several chapters ahead of that), and I'm probably ready to begin the writing of it tonight.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:25 AM


I'm sure you’re right, B. I've become spoiled and picky, especially after reading your fic:) which is supreme...say when are we to see more?

Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:51 AM


I'm almost positive the River relationship warning is NOT going to be a member of the crew. He's had plenty of opportunity if that's where he was going. I'm pretty sure it's not.

It is violent, and it is over the top, and I guess that's what I like about it. But this chapter isn't, and I think this is a lovely River chapter.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:35 AM


I dunno, everyone keeps reccing this one to me, I find it unnecessarily violent and the characters are wooden (Mal’s way over the top) offence to Peptuck, but this one seems to be a retread of OiS...and the pairing warning is just plain scary for my taste. Or maybe I’m just tired of the whole Riverspeak thingy; probably much like Summer is tired of the typecast of her acting abilities. At least he is honest, and says his focus is River because she is his favorite character.


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