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30 November 2011 @ 02:22 am
Check-in #1  
  Hello all!  Welcome to your first check in!   

Once again, this is not required. Don't feel bad if you haven't managed to finish much, or if you haven't even started! After all, rough drafts aren't due for a while still. The main reason we're doing this check in is to see how on schedule we are and to remind you all that you're participating! :)

Anyways! To check in, fill out the form below and leave it in this thread as a comment. 

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CassandraMsCassa on November 30th, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
Check in.
Username:MsCassa
Current Word Count:10,086
Genre:AU, Romance, Angst
Rough Summary: When Chris moves to Montana for his gap year he tries out for the lead role in a performance being put on by a small theatre company based there. After securing the part he must somehow deal with the pressure from his girlfriend and the spunky directors very obvious crush.
What's Going Well So Far: The writing is going well, my beta is all over it with a fine tooth comb.
What's Not Going So Well: Nothing at this stage.
Favorite Line(s): “No, Chis its dirty dancing you have to grind into her like you want to show her how big you are.” Harry was demonstrating, pulling Lydia up to him and moving their hips together obscenely.
nande_daiyonande_daiyo on November 30th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Check in.
The fact that Chris has a girlfriend makes me so excited for this.
CassandraMsCassa on November 30th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Check in.
Glad you like it :) I've never worked on anything this big before so it's kind of intimidating and exciting all at the same time.
(Anonymous) on November 30th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
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Username: an-alternate-world
Current Word Count: Just over a thousand
Genre: angst/friendship/romance
Rough Summary: It's been twelve years since the camp that changed Chris' life. Darren never expected to run into him. He never expected this broken shell of a man who was so desperately lonely and yet so guarded, refusing to let him in. But Darren was nothing if not determined to try and put Chris back together again.
What's Going Well So Far: The visuals in my head are very clear so I know what I want to do but...
What's Not Going So Well: ....I'm still heavily invested in Who You Gonna Call and so focusing on the angst hasn't really happened yet. But I know where I'm going so I'm not so worried.
Favorite Line(s): "I said I'd have it to you by the end of the month and it's the twelfth so can you calm your menopausal rage and stop bothering me?" or Chris eyed the napkin warily, as if it was going to animate and bite his nose.
nande_daiyonande_daiyo on November 30th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Checkin In
Username: nande_daiyo
Current Word Count: 4700
Genre: Romance, Angst
Rough Summary: Darren tries to learn what it is to like a guy but there are no focused google searches to help him.
What's Going Well So Far: It's not running out of hand and I'm sticking to plan
What's Not Going So Well: The first smut scene is about to present itself and I'm having problems transitioning from the happy lovey dovey to the ugly. I don;t know where my beta is and I am a thread away from freaking :(
Favorite Line(s): I don't have a particular literary breakthrough but I like this:

Chris knows how it is to be in love, that fluttering, gushing feeling in your gut whenever your crush would smile at you or talk to you or do something particularly sweet. Chris just has to get used to being loved back.
CassandraMsCassa on November 30th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Checkin In
Let me know if you wanna talk to someone :)
nande_daiyonande_daiyo on December 3rd, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Checkin In
Thanks a lot but my beta replied back and she'll be back in a few days :D :D

I know what you mean by the size being daunting yet exciting. I've written 15000 by myself only once before and that too in a different fandom :P
elisatelisatapia on November 30th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Username: elisatapia

Current Word Count: 6,308. I think this will end up in the 30,000 word ballpark when it is over

Genre: College AU RomCom

Rough Summary: Chris is a freshman at UCLA, Darren's a junior. While Darren is cast in the lead of the school's fall musical, he keeps butting heads with the director's assistant, Chris. This follows all the crazy things that go on surrounding the musical.
What's Going Well So Far: I'm in love with all my background characters, they've created an awesome setting behind my Darren and Chris.

What's Not Going So Well: I've been working on this on the side to my NaNoWriMo, I'm going to have so much more time to focus now that November is over. I also need a beta, help?

Favorite Line(s):
The air in the booth felt still and stifling as Chris' fingers tried to rub away the tension in his forehead. He closed his eyes and took in a deep breath and slowly drew it out in a similar fashion to his vocal warm ups. “In, two, three, four. Out, six, seven, eight,” his mind chanted in time to his breaths.
tresbellemichellemichellemabelle on November 30th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
Username: wishof_wings
Current Word Count: ~5k
Genre: Romance/Humor/Angst
Rough Summary: The first time they meet, Chris is dripping in alcohol and Darren is slurring apologies. It's only the first of many accidental encounters that lead into a friendship that neither of them were prepared for. College AU.
What's Going Well So Far: The actual writing. Once I get the inspiration, I don't have an issue writing. I'm actually enjoying it (and hoping I do Chris and Darren justice, but...)
What's Not Going So Well: I know where I'm going with the plot, in the long run, but it's getting there that seems to be giving me issues. That and keeping my tense consistent, but I do go back every so often to check it. And a beta... At one point I would like one of those. Please. I'm new to this so I don't really know how to go about getting one....?
Favorite Line(s):
+ “Oh dude. I totally owe you a shirt. You want mine? You can totally have mine.” And the next thing Chris knows he’s being handed a shirt by the very drunk (and now shirtless) mop of curls in front of him, who apparently hears something and starts walking off in a random direction without another word.
+ “My normal protocol is to cover any damage before I can be reminded of it. So. I’m sorry, my babysitter was busy that night, someone forgot to leash me to my bed again, and no, I don’t usually do that, but there’s a first time for everything. And sometimes a second or an eighth, but whose counting?”
+ He wonders if they’ll ever say hello to each other like normal people, or if they’ll always start conversations like they’re in the middle already.
+ They hadn’t talked about anything heavier than when Brock had left Pokemon and now was certainly not the time to start.
+ Especially since Darren recorded his own ringtone, singing about how Chris has to answer the fucking phone or else in far too pleasant a tone.
Stacey Cathryndiamond_sky18 on November 30th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Username: diamond_sky18
Current Word Count: 6,290
Genre: AU, Romance,Friendship, Angst, some humor
Rough Summary: Chris is in college and ends up taking a course where Darren is a teacher's assistant (TA). Chris struggles with his mildly inappropriate crush and Darren's ambiguous sexuality.
What's Going Well So Far: I have a pretty good handle on the characters and the university setting. Also I have an awesome beta happichick17
What's Not Going So Well: Nothing, I don't have a set outline but that's always how I write.
Favorite Line(s): It would be so much easier to actually focus on the topic at hand when he wasn’t preoccupied with Mr. McFlirty Pants and his great ass.
Jess: Klainecrystalchances on November 30th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
Username: crystalchances
Current Word Count: 0, sadly.
Genre: Humor, angst, romance... Mostly a combination of angst and romance.
Rough Summary: A party game turns sour when Darren clams up and leaves the room. Chris is the one to comfort him, and he's let in on a big secret from Darren's past.
What's Going Well So Far: Well, I'm pretty happy with my outline so far. And I'm almost done with the fic that I promised myself I'd finish before I really jumped into this one.
What's Not Going So Well: I'm having trouble working out the details, especially about the secret. I get something I like and then I think of something that completely contradicts what I've figured out. I'm sure it will get better once I, y'know, actually start writing though.
hellonikhellonik on December 1st, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Username: hellonik
Current Word Count: little more than 1k
Genre: romance, humor, bit of angst, existential nonsense
Rough Summary: Darren has issues and doesn't know what to do about them. So he drags Chris along with him while he tries to figure himself out. basically.
What's Going Well So Far: i haven't really started writing it beyond a few snippets here and there - so nothing, yet?
What's Not Going So Well: ^^^
Favorite Line(s): uh - i don't think i'd be able to choose a favorite line even if i had more written. i feel like the moment i choose one i'll want to scrap it and change it because then i'll think it's awful. i go through phases of hating everything i've written so. hahah :3
missduckiedearmissduckiedear on December 1st, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Username:
missduckiedear
Current Word Count:
roughly 4,200 which includes plot notes to myself
Genre:
AU romance with some other stuff on the side
Rough Summary:
Blaine doesn't exist until the fourth season of Glee, when Chris is doing a spin off. Thing is, Chris' manager decides he needs a boyfriend, at least for the cameras. And Darren agrees with some ulterior motives, but Chris wants to keep it strictly business.
What's Going Well So Far:
I actually know where the plot is going.
What's Not Going So Well:
keeping it from being a total romcom cliche with some added predictable sauce, making it AU enough, a few of the smaller details
Favorite Line(s):
He opens the first; it's a picture of a small, red, fridge filled with cans of coke. He scrolls past where the message reads "they say you can use this in your car. Thought it might be helpful for your addiction :)"

and


Because he was falling, hard and fast. Tumbling through the air, twisting and turning and falling. The ground rushed ever closer; reality rushed ever closer. Touching the earth would have his heart splattered and splayed across concrete, utterly broken, utterly destroyed.

And Darren wasn’t going to be there to catch him.

so have something a little funny, and something a little serious
princessblaineprincessblaine on December 4th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
Username: gleekprincess25

Current Word Count: 0

Genre: Angst/Smut/AU

Rough Summary: I revamped my entire idea so I'm starting off at square one. In this world, everyone is born with the date that they'll meet their soul-mate etched on their wrist in red. Upon meeting their soul-mate, this date changes to the day that they will die and it is etched in black. When Chris and Darren meet for the first time and shake hands, both of their dates change. With Darren thinking his soul-mate was a female, the road to falling in love is a long one. It isn't until Chris and Darren are intimate for the first time that they realize just how far apart the dates on their wrists are, and how little time they have together.

What's Going Well So Far: Better now that I have an idea of what I want to do, yay!
violets92violets92 on December 6th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
I know I'm horrifically late to the check-in, but I'm going to do it anyway.

Username: violets92
Current Word Count: Just over 4300
Genre: Angst/Romance
Rough Summary: Where Chris finds himself in the role of The Experiment and Darren has feelings about everything. Also: Alcohol.
What's Going Well So Far: I feel like the characterisation is better than in most of the fic I write.
What's Not Going So Well: Everything else.
Favorite Line(s): "Darren had a stupid moment of verbal diarrhea once. He wasn’t really surprised. His life usually feels like a constant game of ‘Oops, I Shouldn’t Have Said That.’"