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vague fic-ranting

*flail-grumble* Should be updating Letting Go, but I keep getting bogged down planning the last third of Extraordinary Voyages instead. Pretty much right at the break point between "plotted out" and "???", I have a cliffhangery moment that could go one of two ways.

Original plan was to go for the (somewhat) positive outcome, going from trauma to hope and possibly not fracked and all those other good things. But then I started considering, and the "oh gods what why terrible" outcome presented itself, and... I started liking it. And promptly planned out another sixth of the story based on that path.

Still frustrating. :P I have more stuff that I want to happen than there should be time left in the fic. If I find a way to work it, there might turn out to be much more than a third remaining in this part; if I don't, I'll be frustrated because want more character interaction, dammit! >.< *shakes head* Really, I'd be okay with making this longer if I had any reasonable idea as to how to fit things in.

...Or I could just try and switch to the mildly happier outcome and rework my plottery from there. But the trauma's chain-reactioning in my head! A glorious explosion of "O.o I thought I liked these characters."

-_- Meh. Pretty sure I'm going with the trauma path at this point, due to both the stuff I've planned for after it and the fact that actions should have consequences (the Bad Shit results from a character decision that the person knows will create all kinds of terrible for someone, but feels like they have to do anyways). Which just leaves me with the question of how to stretch out the mid-late portion enough to let things happen as I wanted. :/ There's basically just no room for one scene I'd really like to have. Dunno.

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I figured deep down you'd decide to go with the trauma scenario, it seems to be in your nature to go the hard way.
When I read your ranting I gotta say I was of two minds: One part of me was going hell yea happy ending XDD. Then another traitorous part of me was all like What?- Longer involved fic with awesome characterization and realistic consequences?? WANT ::drool:: Lol.
And then I wondered - will there still be a happy ending after all the angst?
Either way you go- good luck it seems the plotting stage is being stubborn and I've heard how that tends to suck.
Lol. Maybe you should make an AU of your AU- a what if scenario that splinters off and then you'd be able to fit in the scene you really want.
--- *sheepish* and no that really wasn't a shameless idea to try to get you to write even more than you already have on your plate.... >.>

XD Yeah...

There's... happy ending potential after the angst. It could happen. Just, y'know, with more trauma in between that I don't even know what it'll do to the already messed up peoples, and... >.<

:D And quite possibly taking that double-AU suggestion. At least for the one deterministic scene. A large part of what had/has me hesitating is that both ways it comes out a really awesome scene--just, y'know, traumatastic on one hand, and hope-inducing on the other. *shrug* So yeah, I might very well write that specific scene both ways I pictured it. :) I'd probably put it up around when I get there in-story.

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:) Extraordinary Voyages. I'm trying to plan out that last chunk of outline, and... basically a (planned) cliffhanger I'd intended to turn out mostly okay is now... traumasplosion. That said, it may eventually work out? Maybe?

XD Letting Go's meant to turn out horribly. EV is still up in the air.

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