I'm really excited to read the rest of Brazil, it's really really good!
Oh and I loved magazines too, a lot, it was really funny. I don't mind some fanfics being short. To be honest, sometimes I'm put off if I see a fanfic has 10+ chapters, because some people just don't write interesting enough and after chapter 2 it tends to get a bit boring (this doesn't go for you though Timeless)
And that other new TNA fanfic, I read it yesterday and I loved it! I thought it was very good, very well written, and I loved how she had divided it into small scenes. And ofcourse that it focused on Gambit and his feelings for Purdey
I'm glad "Brazil" is keeping you interested! I know long fics can be tough to stay enthusiastic about, because they demand a commitment from the reader, and you have to be able to pick up the plot after a long break. I know "Brazil" is long, but I'm grateful people are sticking to it. I'm wordy, y'see, do if I'm going to do something with a plot, expect a lot of it. This is the reason it's refreshing to do a short. If I can't think up a plot that would be halfway decent, or I'm just too tired to do something elaborate and plot out the machinations, or just have an idea I want to play with while it's fresh, I write a short. "Magazines" was the first time I tried it, and I still occasionally get an idea that makes me want to write right now! My AU stuff tends to feel sort of like an extended short, though, because even though it might be longer, it's essentially one big romp which makes it fun to write ("Swapped" and "Forgetting" would be the best examples of this). Anyway, I do have a few more shorts buried in my writing folder, but I'm not sure whether they're quite up to standard for public consumption. But I do hope that if you stick to my arc (i.e., Brazil et al.) that you'll start to feel rewarded because I'm trying really hard to tie all the events of the series and all my own ideas together and feel like a really satisfying take on the TNA universe, along with plotting the evolution of Purdey and Gambit's relationship, which is pretty much the main purpose of the arc. So stay tuned! After "Brazil" the next fic is set post-"Obsession" and gives Purdey an, er, "interesting" way of working way her problems with Gambit.
Charm wrote:Interesting - I understand what you mean by them not being Avenger-ish enough for an entire new story, but I do enjoy reading them. (looking forward to some new stuff!)
I do try to make them Avengerish, but I like said, there often isn't a plotline that I'd add that doesn't just feel tacked on, or that I really want to spend too much time with. The main purpose is to have some fun! But when I do write a plot, I try my best to make it at least somewhat believeable.
Anyway, I'll try and get another chapter up soon. I've got this new fic in the works that keeps distracting me, and I'm quite excited about it. But like you two I've got school to contend with. I hardly got any break at all over the holidays!
(And true to form, this post is wordy, too.