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Post 20 Feb 2009, 18:08

Vignettes

Right, I've been hinting for awhile now that I've been working on something for this forum, and now I feel I've got enough material together that I can actually make a go at it. It's a series of short TNA scenes, sometimes connected, sometimes not, set starting in April, 1978, (so after all my story arc fics except "Silent Night") and following Purdey and Gambit's lives from there. Basically it's an excuse for me to write little scenes without having to come up with multiple elaborate plots, and I'll post them one at a time. These are all meant to follow the continuity of my story arc, which, in turn, is meant to take place around the events of the actual TV episodes. Of course, I'll still be posting my arc stories at fanfiction.net, and I still have a few things for the "Unpublished Fiction" section. This'll just be my playground whenever I feel like writing short scenes. Anyway, the first scene is up, and I'll keep updating the same document with new scenes, probably with the latest one highlighted. You may want to bookmark it:


Vignettes: A TNA Short Series: Part 1 Part 2

I've never tried anything quite like this before, so I'm excited. I hope you enjoy it! :d
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Post 20 Feb 2009, 18:57

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Nice idea! I'll start reading tonight and let you know what I think! :w00t:
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Post 20 Feb 2009, 22:33

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Very nice! I'll start reading straightaway :grin:
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Post 20 Feb 2009, 22:35

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Absolutely loved it, great idea for a story! (can't wait for the updates)
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Post 20 Feb 2009, 22:42

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I really loved it too :grin:
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Post 21 Feb 2009, 06:14

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Thank you! I know there's lots of fancharacters there, but I had to flesh out family members somehow, and give existing ones (Purdey's mom, the bishop) names. I've used them in other stories as well, so keep an eye out for them in later fics. Sara's my favourite. She gives Gambit a hard time. :great:

I'm hoping I'll be able to post fairly regularly, although when I get busy that's not always possible. So I've tried to give myself a head start with the scenes so I don't write myself into nowhere. Stay tuned...
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Post 21 Feb 2009, 17:39

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The next scene is up, highlighted in blue. :grin:
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Post 21 Feb 2009, 17:43

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Oooh I wonder where this is leading to :d
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Post 21 Feb 2009, 20:47

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Oh, great new chapter! Can't wait to read where this is leading to indeed. :yes:
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Post 22 Feb 2009, 18:00

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To not keep you in too much suspense, I've posted the next part. In blue, as usual. Let me know what you think. :grin:
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Post 22 Feb 2009, 18:33

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I really thought you were about to poor Gambit him for a moment... :cry:

Can't wait for the next part!
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Post 22 Feb 2009, 18:41

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Maartje wrote:I really thought you were about to poor Gambit him for a moment... :cry:

Can't wait for the next part!


What, kill him? :sad: I could never kill poor, dear Mike off (well, I suppose I already have in "Remembrance," but he was in his eighties and he went peacefully, so he has to survive these stories). That'd be too sad for words. :cry: I have done pretty much everything else to him, though. For a character I love, I really put him through the wringer. Wait until you read some of my later arc stories...

Anyway, glad you're enjoying it so far. There's going to be some fallout from this. Stay tuned...
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Timeless A-Peel wrote:(well, I suppose I already have in "Remembrance," but he was in his eighties and he went peacefully, so he has to survive these stories).


Oh, but that was the best possible way for him and Purdey to die! But I promise, if you kill either one of them in this story, I'll stop reading your fanfics immediately. :whistle: :lol:
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Post 23 Feb 2009, 19:53

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OMG that was so freaky!
Great dramatic effect though :d
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Post 23 Feb 2009, 23:50

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Maartje wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:(well, I suppose I already have in "Remembrance," but he was in his eighties and he went peacefully, so he has to survive these stories).


Oh, but that was the best possible way for him and Purdey to die! But I promise, if you kill either one of them in this story, I'll stop reading your fanfics immediately. :whistle: :lol:



I hereby promise not to kill anyone. I've already written that ending (it is the best way to let them go--quietly), and that's how it'll say. As for angst, well... :wink:

I'm glad you both liked it. Feel the tension! There's going to be a little tension in the next bit as well, though.
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Post 23 Feb 2009, 23:52

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A bit of tension in the Purdey/Gambit relationship is always nice :lol:
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Post 23 Feb 2009, 23:55

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Philippa wrote:A bit of tension in the Purdey/Gambit relationship is always nice :lol:


Their relationship is pretty much built on a fond sort of tension. But this time around things get a little more heated than usual... But I don't have time to post just now.

I'm terrible with my teasers, aren't I? :d
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Post 24 Feb 2009, 00:02

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Terrible, but that's what keeps us wanting more :lol:
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Post 24 Feb 2009, 00:04

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Timeless A-Peel wrote:I'm terrible with my teasers, aren't I?


Haha, you are. But it's always worth waiting for. :d
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Post 24 Feb 2009, 00:31

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Maartje wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:I'm terrible with my teasers, aren't I?


Haha, you are. But it's always worth waiting for. :d


Aw, you talked me into it. New piece up. :lol:
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Post 24 Feb 2009, 00:43

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The best bit so far!

Of course they would have to come to a point where they're having an argument, otherwise it would be very unrealistic, but you wrote it so well! And they're only fighting because they care about each other in the end - can't wait for the next part.
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Post 24 Feb 2009, 00:50

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Maartje wrote:The best bit so far!

Of course they would have to come to a point where they're having an argument, otherwise it would be very unrealistic, but you wrote it so well! And they're only fighting because they care about each other in the end - can't wait for the next part.


I did say I was writing a Purdey/Gambit fight, didn't I? I'm glad it came across as realistic. Of course they'd argue. They bicker a lot as it is, but they're both stubborn in their own way, and they're bound to bang heads when things get rough. Naturally Purdey always has some other reason for saying what she does. But you'll have to wait for that. :wink:

But of course they care about each other in the end. It'd be a bit of a downer otherwise.
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Post 25 Feb 2009, 00:33

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Oh my god. Pardon my swearing but that was fucking fantastic!
It was so realistic!!

I just hope they make up soon..
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Post 25 Feb 2009, 01:21

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Philippa wrote:Oh my god. Pardon my swearing but that was fucking fantastic!
It was so realistic!!

I just hope they make up soon..


Thank you so much! I was so worried that bit wouldn't go down very well. I don't often write them fighting just for the sake of it, but I needed a conflict scene, and, well....

Naturally they'll make up. I'm not going to split up my favourite couple am I? :d
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Post 26 Feb 2009, 23:57

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:note: gimme gimme more, gimme more, gimme gimme more :note:


Ahaha I know that was super lame, but these vignettes are addictive :d
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