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Date Posted: Monday, April 11, 09:17:01am
Author: Nell
Subject: What gives you plot bunnies - as a writer or a reader? (r)

I've been thinking about this question for a bit - what kinds of sources give you plot bunnies (whether or not you ever take the next step of writing one down, not to mention the next of actually showing that to anyone....) and which don't?

Over the last year I've watched the entire Farscape series (a sci-fi channel series than ran for four years plus a two part mini-series movie) on DVD. I actually found it while I was still watching LFN, it came on right afterwards so I watched them back to back for a while...then I lost cable, and didn't finish the series until this year. Okay - I adore Farscape. Adore it. In some ways even more than LFN. And there is a vast supply of fanfic for the series.

But I have no desire to read most of the Farscape fanfic, and none at all to write any. None. Which surprises me endlessly. I was so sure that I would *want* to write some once I'd finished the whole - (actually, I have the DVD for the final mini-series, the Peacekeeper Wars, but didn't get to it this past weekend....so I'm not *quite* finished with seeing it all...but anyway, you get the point) and, yet, I don't. The series is hardly 'over' - and they certainly skipped over lots of time now and again in canon that could be filled, fic-wise, and developed a huge complex universe to play in, which has been by other writers. But, I don't feel it myself.

LFN on the other hand....I finally got my S2 DVDs, but (being me) decided I obviously needed to re-watch the whole of S1 first, so as to be especially primed for S2. (Why yes, before watching my Christmas gift ROTK DVDs, I watched all 8 hours of the first two EE editions.... *bg*)

And three episodes in, the plot bunnies are once again flying fast and furious.

So, I'm wondering why? And does anyone else have this differential in fic inspiration, reading or writing, which doesn't neatly correlate with love the soure material?

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