June 2nd, 2011

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Melody, Unchained (1/1)

Title: Melody, Unchained
Author: somehowunbroken
Fandom: H50
Characters: Steve/Mary
Word Count: 6,374
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Underage incest porn. Underage. Incest. Porn. Also canon character death, offscreen.
Notes: Oh my God, I cannot even - okay, so. I did not mean to write this. I was talking to my H50 enabler (you know who you are - hell, everyone else probably does by now too) about this prompt that I saw at h50kinkmeme and was sort of thinking about writing. "It's Steve/Mary," I said. "Underage. A losing your virginity thing."

"Write it," she said.

"I don't write het," I replied. "Or incest. Or underage things."

"Wriiiiiiite iiiiiiiiit," she said. (Or something. I'm reasonably sure there were more words, and I'm definitely sure it was less whiny.)

And then I wrote it.

I know - I know, okay - that only like four people are going to read this, and that includes me and said enabler. This will probably lose me flist people, too. I am aware of this. I... am still posting it, because despite all my hesitations and the squick level involved for a lot of people (read: high, very high), I think it came out pretty well. That's not a feeling I have about fic very often, so. I will not be offended if you skip this for any reason at all. I only ask that you don't hate on it. I am aware that I'm going to the special hell, okay, I don't need you to tell me that. If it's not your thing, just skip, please, for your sake and for mine.

Still with me? Gonna give it a try? Okay. Since we don't know for sure: for the purpose of this fic, Steve is two years older than Mary. (I'm sure this will get jossed later, which is part of why I'm stating it here now.)

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5-0 Danny facepalm

oh the joys of modding

Modding question!

Also vididng question.

(More related than you might think.)

stormylullabye and I are modding the H50 40k bigbang (five0bang ). Signups start next week, but we had a question that I honestly have no idea how to answer, so I figured I'd ask you smart people.

From our guidelines:
What counts as art?
Lots of things! Traditional art, digital art, and manips are all fine. If you want to check that what you have in mind is appropriate, PM a mod or leave a note in the page-a-mod post. We'll discuss it on a case-by-case basis.

Case-by-case basis #1:
Someone wants to do a story trailer kind of vid thing as their art. I really have no problem with this as a concept, and am a little sad at myself for not thinking of a vid as a form of art to begin with, but the problem lies in length. I am an absolutely craptastic vidder, it's never something I'm going to do for fun, and I have no idea how to equate a vid with a story of 40k or more. I feel like the time and effort it takes to plan, write, edit, have beta read, re-edit, and polish a 40k story is massive, and should have a kind of massive vid to go along with it, but I have no clue what that should be. Is a minute appropriate? I want to say no, something that long deserves something longer than that, maybe two minutes or 2:30. But then I think of how long it took me to make that last vid for stargateland (read; way, way too long) and I have to pause, because that was only a minute long, and it took me for-freeling-ever.

So. Opinion time. Should vids be allowed as art for a bigbang? As a bigbang author, how would you feel about getting a vid for your story? As a vidder, what would you say is a good length for a vid that's a companion piece to a 40k story? Please let me know what you're thinking - and engage with each other here, go for it, please. I'd like all the input I  can get. :)

Please and thank you, o wise flist :)