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8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.

I rarely write fic with an OC as a main character, for two reasons: first, if the story is about my OC, it's not really fanfiction so much as disguised original work, and second, people are a lot less likely to read it.

The one exception to this for me is next gen characters - I love next gen, and will almost always write something with them as the main characters. I like thinking about what the canon characters would be like as parents, and what issues/strengths/weaknesses they would pass on to the kids, and how the family dynamic might change, and so on.

Mary Sues tend to hijack the story - not only are they perfect physically, but they usually have more power than any canon character, and combine all the strengths of the canon characters with none of their weaknesses, so that everyone else looks pathetic next to them.

I think OCs are necessary to flesh out almost any story - there are always innocent bystanders, servants, classmates, etc - but I try to make sure all my OCs have flaws, and that there's something a canon character does better than they do.

(My basic test for Mary Sue-ism is the name - if there's a character named Ebony Glorianhallana Prancilnineah von Lorenzo, I may refrain from reading/writing about her.)

rest of the days )

Fic: Hope

Jun. 30th, 2011 09:06 pm
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Title: Hope
Characters/Pairing: Darken/Kahlan, Richard/Kahlan, Zedd, Alice
Rating: R
Length: 4646
Warnings: torture, character death, disturbing themes
Spoilers: through season 1
Summary: Conversion AU written for the [livejournal.com profile] lotseekerfic Reverse Mini Bang, inspired by this art by [livejournal.com profile] confessorlove (although possibly darker than what she envisioned...) Darken captures Kahlan after she goes into the Blood Rage (brave man!). Richard will do anything to get her back, but maybe Kahlan doesn't want to leave Darken after all...

 

Darken laughed. He let one finger trace Kahlan's lip, and she shivered. "I am in your blood already..." )
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Title: Creator's Night
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Kahlan, Darken/Nicci, Jennsen/Denna, Cara/Dahlia, Zedd (also next gen: Sam, Rick, and Gracie)
Rating: PG-13
Length: 2614
Spoilers: everything
Summary: Written in honor of the first day of summer ;D The night before the holiday, the royal family of D'Hara celebrates and commiserates, and gets drunk. (Not the kids, though.) Also...a little bit of a parody.

 

Royalty never had any sense... )
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Title: First Words (Ch. 6 of The Heir to the Throne)
Pairing: Darken/Kahlan, background Darken/Cara, Richard/Kahlan
Length: 880
Rating: T
Spoilers: Reckoning, mostly, but eventually there'll be a few references to things we learn later.
Summary: Reckoning AU: what if Darken and Kahlan's baby was a girl?

 

"My Lord, there is a woman here who says she is looking for the Seeker..." )

 

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Title: Then and Now
Pairing: Richard/Kahlan
Length: 252
Rating: T
Spoilers: whole series
Summary: Kahlan reminisces about the quest to find the Stone of Tears to her daughters.

 

"And then your father put the Stone of Tears between the Pillars and sealed the Rift..." )

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