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Nu!Clark
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How goes with everyone as the year draws to a close? Next week I'll find one of those end-of-the-year memes and discuss it here, perhaps! I've been writing short vignettes this week and enjoying it a lot. though I'm not sure which if any I will post--I've been trying to practice expanding my range of characters, but it always seems like the vignettes I like best and which resonate most are with the same rather small circle of characters. I guess that's natural, but it's a bit frustrating as well! How are things with you?
Billowing Cape Superman
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Ugh, things have been so hectic and my schedule's been so off (for good and bad reasons) that I've been very remiss posting this. I'm in Tokyo right now! I just posted an exchange fic, squeaking in under the wire more than usual for me. One more to go this summer--and the deadline is while I'm in Europe, so I'd better get that done in advance, oh dear.

In only semi-writing news, I got iMusic installed and immediately started making pairing fanmixes, yay! :) Japan hasn't had any streaming music service before now--Spotify and Pandora are both blocked--so this is a thrill for me. Anything inspiring you recently?
Billowing Cape Superman
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avon came by last week hoping to talk about writing villainous characters, and I couldn't help much because I don't write them much, especially in a comic-book setting! Anyone here specialize in villains and want to chat about how you approach them? I have a feeling there are as many approaches as there are people...

I finished a chapter AND a short exchange story yesterday! So I am feeling good, although my hands have taken the brunt of it and are not so good. :P
Billowing Cape Superman
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Lots of good work done this week, yay! I discovered that once I stopped complaining about it and sat down to write it, the big 30-person fight scene went just fine (it helped that I ignored about 15 of the people entirely!) Next up...meeting the parents, a trope that I either find fun or slightly agonizing depending on how the character in question deals with it. What scenes are you tackling this week?
Billowing Cape Superman
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The house is clean, my hands don't hurt (a silver lining to having to clean and not having my typing time), and despite that I still wrote 800 words in 30 minutes last night, which is a blistering pace for me! I'm usually satisfied with 1000 words in an hour... Sadly, another story I was working on got painfully jossed by canon yesterday, so I'm left looking at a bunch of prose I'm very proud of and figuring out if I can somehow trim away the stuff that doesn't work anymore and adapt it... I think I can but it will now end kind of sadly instead of happily, and I'm not thrilled with that either. It's not really something I can just blithely ignore, either, so that's not an option. That's a good question for this week: What's the worst canon has ever interfered with your writing, and how did you deal with it? I hope you're all doing well!
Billowing Cape Superman
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How's everyone? Gotten much writing done this week? I got a few pages of snarky (non-superhero, alas) banter written and am feeling good about that, and am planning a huge battle sequence big wrestling match scene--there is surprisingly little difference in planning these two things for writing purposes! (Wait, for another non-superhero thing I am ALSO planning an actual huge battle sequence! No wonder I'm feeling frazzled!) Am behind on everything and just found out I'll have a last-minute guest next weekend...and considering my usual way of dealing with priorities has been "put housecleaning last," well...there's a lot of cleaning in my near future. Better go find a "cleaning sucks and I'm bad at it and it makes me angry" mix on 8tracks.com...

How about you? What are you plotting and planning at the moment?
Billowing Cape Superman
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Well, this is going to have to be quick, because I only have a moment today in between five or six meetings, ugh.  My hand is doing better, but my writing has suffered for it (I'm trying to only write in half hour blocks right now).  I'm hoping that's a temporary loss to avoid worse long-term damage!  But I have gotten SOME things done, at least.  I can literally see the finish line in one series (well, the characters can literally see it now, I mean) and I'm enjoying planning some one-shots.  How is everything with you?  Inspired or not?
Cafe LEGO
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To continue in the vein of last week, what's your LEAST favorite superpower to write? What gives you constant fits--either you can't find the right words or the logistics of it completely baffle you? Mine might be enhanced speed--I can never figure out how the world would seem to someone living at that pace. People mentioned that as a favorite last week and I can see it being an interesting challenge, but I'll stick to flying. *grin*

In writing news, I've spent most of this week struggling with some level of RSI in my right hand--nothing agonizing, just a wandering stiffness/ache in my fingers/wrist/elbow, but I'm trying to be proactive before it gets bad. So lots of time spent seeing if I can get the hang of some voice recognition software, since typing is okay but mousing is pretty painful...and not lots of time writing. I'm also at the planning stages of a couple of things, which has meant slower work anyway! But overall not a satisfying week. I hope it was better for you!
Sunrise Batman
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I failed to get this posted last week due to Things and Reasons! But I will now, and I will even actually ask a question related to writing superheroes:

What's your favorite superpower to write? (let's include things like "has a flying armored suit" and "is an amazing acrobat" in powers, shall we?)

For me it's probably flying, because it's so fun to come with ways to describe it, and it can fit such a variety of moods: energetic, euphoric, etc. It's always good for giving a character a literal unusual perspective as well!

Work picked up this week, so less writing than I would like...but I'm actually writing something set in comic-book continuity, a missing scene, and it's been a while since I've written that so I'm enjoying it! How about you?