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Meme: DVD Commentary

elrhiarhodan startedt his, and I've seen it floating around my f-list a bit, so I decided to do it, as well.

Pick a passage from my stories, up to 500 words, from anything I've written in my LJ Masterlist and on AO3 (AO3 is more complete right now), and comment to this post with that selection (including a link to the story being excerpted). I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the story, awful puns [perhaps], and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

If you would like to ask about multiple stories, that's awesome. Please post the passages in separate comments so that I can respond coherently about each one. :)

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angelita26
Apr. 14th, 2016 03:00 am (UTC)
Oh! Oh! Tell me all the things about Best Laid Plans, please and thank you!

I just had the chance to go through your Masterlist, and as soon as I saw it, I remembered how much I adore it. What inspired you to write it? What was your favorite scene/moment to write? Is there a scene or moment that you thought about but didn't have time to include?
citrinesunset
Apr. 17th, 2016 07:33 am (UTC)
Ah, that's one of my fics that I really enjoyed writing! It had kind of long evolution, actually. I got the initial idea from a prompt I saw somewhere, I think on the WC H/C comm. The prompt was quite different, but also had to do with Sara getting pregnant and Neal not being a part of the child's life very much for the first few years. I liked the idea, and I actually would have liked to have written something for the prompt, but it didn't happen and I ended up coming up with an idea that was significantly different.

I had a lot of fun writing the scenes where the son is a bit of a handful, like when he draws on Mozzie's head or loses his toy in the duck pond in Central Park. I had fun tormenting Neal by making him take responsibility. :P

I had so much material that I wanted to include but couldn't. I originally had a whole other subplot about Neal taking a job with an art gallery, but it wasn't really necessary to the main plot, and since I was on a deadline with the Big Bang, I decided to cut it. I was also going to have a few scenes with Alex, who in this 'verse was going to have married a millionaire who collected stolen art. I was also going to introduce an ex-boyfriend of Sara's who was an artist. My plan is/was to combine these things for the sequel, and I still sorta have plans to write that. But it remains to be seen if I will.
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