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Round 3: Checkpoint #2 
23rd-Mar-2012 03:06 am
Avengers - Iron Man full suit
We've made it to the 2nd checkpoint! We're about halfway through the challenge so if you haven't started writing yet you should get started. Sign ups are still open for those interested!

Here is how the checkpoint works. I am keeping a spreadsheet on the authors, including the current word count. Comment to the post with the below filled out. Please don’t skip any portions. Some explanation, type refers to gen, slash, or het, and you only have to share as much as you want to.

Username:
Characters/Pairings/Type:
Current Word Count:
What I Like About the Story:
What I Don’t Like About the Story:
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?)



If you are writing more than one story please fill out one of these for both.

This isn't mandatory at all so if you don't want to check in you don't have to.
Comments 
24th-Mar-2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Username: pada_something
Characters/Pairings/Type: santana/quinn, rachel/quinn
Current Word Count: 0 oops
What I Like About the Story: that i already know everything that happens! and serial killer quinn *__________*
What I Don’t Like About the Story: the fact that it's not written yet?
Anything Else: i need to finish my fic for werewolfbigbang before i think of this :l
24th-Mar-2012 02:16 am (UTC)
Username: adiwriting
Characters/Pairings/Type: Klaine, Blaine/OC
Current Word Count: 22,609
What I Like About the Story: It's a very easy story to write and the chapters seem to write themselves
What I Don’t Like About the Story: it's turning out to be much longer than I originally intended
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?) there's a lot of politics and medical stuff in the story that I'm worried about getting right


Edited at 2012-03-24 02:40 am (UTC)
30th-Mar-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I might be able to help with the politics and medical part, if you need help?
31st-Mar-2012 01:45 am (UTC)
That would be nice. I've got a beta for it already, but I basically need somebody to bounce questions off of and to look over what I've written to see if there are any glaring errors. If your available I would really appreciate it!
31st-Mar-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Of course. My email is star337@gmail dot com
24th-Mar-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
Username: xxxraquelita
Characters/Pairings/Type: Santana/Brittany
Current Word Count: 17,535
What I Like About the Story: Emotion, inner monologue, feeling.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: Well I always hate my writing, so...
Anything Else: This story is finished, though I find it hard to believe. It got cranked out so fast, and I like it a lot, it just makes me wonder if it's actually good or not >.<
24th-Mar-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Username: xxxraquelita
Characters/Pairings/Type: Santana/Brittany
Current Word Count: 10, 641
What I Like About the Story: Characterization, dilemma, emotion.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: I feel long winded, like I'm writing in circles.
Anything Else: This is the story I am less confident about, and if I could get someone to read through what I had so far I would be incredibly grateful. I love my friends, but I would prefer someone unbiased.
24th-Mar-2012 09:25 am (UTC)
If you're just looking for general comments on what works and what needs work, I'm happy to look it over for you, though I couldn't commit to completely beta.
24th-Mar-2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
That would be amazing actually. I'm not looking for a fully committed beta, just someone to give it a quick read and give basic feedback. If you're willing, that would be so wonderful.
25th-Mar-2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Of course! Feel free to e-mail me at anotherdestinyinc@gmail.com.
25th-Mar-2012 01:55 am (UTC)
email sent!
24th-Mar-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
Username: missgoalie75
Characters/Pairings/Type: Quinn + Santana, Brittany, Kurt, Blaine; gen
Current Word Count: ~2,000
What I Like About the Story: I love getting into Quinn's head and writing about her beginnings/how she became one of the most popular people at McKinley.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: How much I have to cover in regards to canon?
Anything Else: I've been distracted by other fics, but now I'm going to be focusing just on this, so I'm looking forward more progress.
24th-Mar-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
b>Username:</b> lls_mutant
Characters/Pairings/Type: Kurt and Finn with eventual Kurt/Finn and Blaine/Rachel
Current Word Count: 21K
What I Like About the Story: For the most part, I think I like what I've written. It's a S3 AU where Burt and Carole had a baby over the summer, and then die in a car crash at the beginning of the year, leaving Kurt and Finn with their baby brother. The two of them are trying to balance everything, and eventually end up in a fairly co-dependent, not necessarily healthy but not at all abusive, just generally somewhat messed up relationship.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: I haven't touched it since the last update. Part of it is I've got another major effort going on, and the remix challenge. Part of it is that I've completely lost my confidence on this one.
Anything Else: I've really lost my confidence on this for some reason, so I actually would love it if someone was able to read it and tell me if it's working. It's a long story for if it's something that's not going to work, and it's not my usual pairing or genre.
25th-Mar-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
I would be willing to take a look for you, if you want!
26th-Mar-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
That would be fantastic! Where can I send it to?
26th-Mar-2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
You can email it to me at xxxraquelita@gmail.com :)
1st-Apr-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
This sounds like such an amazing story! I feel like I want to claim it right away for the art! Good luck with your writing!
5th-Apr-2012 03:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! Hopefully I'll get it done!!!
4th-Apr-2012 07:06 am (UTC)
Hi, so, I was just lurking (and seeing how behind I am on my own) and I would LOVE to give whatever you have a lookover if you still need help (kinn and blainchel are my two otp's, so this is honestly the fic I'm looking forward to most out of all these). Just letting you know I'm always available for feedback!
5th-Apr-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Right now I've had someone look over what I've got, so I'm doing pretty well, but if the need arises again, I'll let you know!!! Thanks again! :)
26th-Mar-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Username: sparkysparky
Characters/Pairings/Type: Kurt, undecided on pairing (Kurt/Sam, Kurt/Sebastian is most likely)
Current Word Count: 0 (Plan to start writing this week!)
What I Like About the Story: ????
What I Don’t Like About the Story: That I don't have a firm plotline in mind. Or too many plotlines rather.
Anything Else: Eventually I'll need a beta reader! :)
28th-Mar-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
This is a little late because my internet died when it was time for posting, but I finally got my internet back up and running now.

Username: collisionsphere
Characters/Pairings/Type: Pezberry with Rachel as a main character and canon side pairings.
Current Word Count: 14,215
What I Like About the Story: I got the most of the character's involvement down and know where I'm going.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: I feel like there are awkward parts in the story, or that I'm repeating myself sometimes.
Anything Else: I'm not used to making this kind of story, so someone to read it over and tell me if it's going fine would help.
28th-Mar-2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Username: thelastpen
Characters/Pairings/Type: Rachel/Santana, Quinn/OMC femmeslash and het
Current Word Count: 162,483
What I Like About the Story: That it's developing so quickly even though we don't have a hard and fast plot in mind.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: That we don't seem to grasp the concept of not writing extremely long stories? :-/
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?) Writing this story is awesome and fun, but it's sort of distracting us from wrapping up our two on-going trans* fics and a third project we're working on. Oh well, hopefully we'll get back to those once we've wrapped this up. If anyone's interested in giving us a general reaction opinion to what we have so far, I'd be happy to give a viewing link to the gdoc.
30th-Mar-2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
Username: loverstar
Characters/Pairings/Type: Blaine/Kurt
Current Word Count: 3k
What I Like About the Story: the unique plot and real life issues.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: the lack of flow
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?) I want someone to help me look over it!!!
31st-Mar-2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Username: eighthoctave
Characters/Pairings/Type: Kurt/Blaine with Mike and a few OCs
Current Word Count: 7,049
What I Like About the Story: The characters are talking to me, I have a bit to work with
What I Don’t Like About the Story: The fact I decided half way through to change from 3rd to 1st person and now have to rewrite
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?) I will need a beta in the future maybe someone I can send a couple of paras to?
1st-Apr-2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Username: ladydreamer
Characters/Pairings/Type: Kurt/Blaine, AU, angst
Current Word Count: ~14k

What I Like About the Story: Because it's a total AU, starting from the last scene of the first episode and going astray from there, watching the changes build is really interesting. Also, I love milking the tensions. I think how the story brightens every time Blaine appears is a positive. Kurt angsts pretty, and Mike and Tina have come forward, separately, as doing interesting things. There's a weird situation there, and I like weird, complex situations.

What I Don’t Like About the Story: It is pretty dark. I like writing dark, but I also have to work on balancing it so it isn't just pain topped with pain. I usually like to make it equal parts depressing and hilarious, but Kurt isn't in the mood to be funny in the first part of the story.

Anything Else: My apartment keeps getting broken into, so I'm trying to get out of my lease and move (at the very end of the semester, no less), so I don't DIE. But I'm afraid my landlords are going to make it difficult for me. It makes me alternatively want to rage and cry. Other things making it difficult are the three looming research projects that I have to make a dent in, and the pile of grading I've tried to ignore. Then when the semester is over, I have to revise the conference paper I presented today into an article, which isn't difficult, but time consuming.
1st-Apr-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Username: ILoveSPsChuck
Characters/Pairings/Type: Kurt/Blaine Kurt/OC Blaine/OC future fic
Current Word Count: 2k typed, probably 20k hand written
What I Like About the Story: I like that I'm exploring a different side of Klaine I haven't before. That and the presence of eight year old girls. Little girls are just adorable and make everything happier.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: I hate that I need OCs to make the story work. Using canon characters for the two vital adult roles would have felt like erasing personalities for the sake of needing 'villains'.
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?) I don't actually own a computer right now, which is why so little is typed compared to what has been written. Baring a financial emergency, I should have my own computer in a few weeks.
1st-Apr-2012 07:18 am (UTC)
Username:Laureen
Characters/Pairings/Type:Kurt/Blaine AU
Current Word Count: ~2,700
What I Like About the Story:So far I'm liking getting inside Kurt's head. And that I have a vague, ~600 word outline so I know what I want to have happen.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: Errr, that there's not that much done and I don't actually have an ending word count yet? Oh, and the username I gave Blaine (No, really, is BWarbles as terrible as it seems to me?)
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?) You mean other than the last minute sign up and the panic as I realise I also signed up for Script Frenzy (where I already have a 23 page treatment done, so I'm off to a good start with that anyway)? Probably that this feels a little choppy so far. The start of the fic was rewritten a couple times and I hate coming up with chat names for people.
1st-Apr-2012 09:03 am (UTC)
Username: nessataleweaver
Characters/Pairings/Type: finn/rachel; het

I have three WIP's that I'm trying to finish for the challenge - though it will probably only be one. (sigh) this is what I get for signing up with AU bingo (though that's now in apologyfic mode) casestory and AU bigbang as well. And horrorbigbang and vampire bigbang as well, though those aren't quite open yet.

Current Word Count: 6453
What I Like About the Story: It's american-pie-style comedy, I can fade to black with the smut scenes if I have to, and I have a complete outline already
What I Don’t Like About the Story: Death is easy, comedy is hard. I also have very little experience with most of what happens in the story! (hardcore geek, who goes to gatherings, not parties)
Anything Else: I really hope I haven't overloaded myself with everything I've signed up for. Though the nature of all the stories means that if I only finish 1, I can work on another for AU bigbang!

Current Word Count: 5144
What I Like About the Story: It's easy and light, and should flow smoothly
What I Don’t Like About the Story: not sure the idea can be sustained for 15K; not a very dramatic story arc; might be a little too similar to a couple of fairly recent movies (that I haven't seen!)
Anything Else: I really hope I haven't overloaded myself with everything I've signed up for. Though the nature of all the stories means that if I only finish 1, I can work on another for AU bigbang!

Current Word Count: 5435
What I Like About the Story: this definitely hasn't been done anywhere else; interesting change in finn/rachel and finn & kurt's dynamics
What I Don’t Like About the Story: this was supposed to be one fairly short story with several shorter one-shots afterward-I don't think just the original idea can be stretched to 15K, and I'm worried that one bit piece and several shorter ones will have an offputting flow. I think this is likely to be shifted to AUBB for a mini-bang.
Anything Else: I really hope I haven't overloaded myself with everything I've signed up for. Though the nature of all the stories means that if I only finish 1, I can work on another for AU bigbang!
3rd-Apr-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Username: elektra30
Characters/Pairings/Type: Tina/Artie
Current Word Count: There's a very detailed outline of 5k, so expanding it should be easier.
What I Like About the Story: Heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once. It's an AU where Tina is a psychologist and Artie is an autistic young man. I have worked with autistic children before and have an intimate understanding of some of their behaviours. Also, I love writing AUs where I can randomly insert ND members as other kinds of characters with the same personalities.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: Autistic adults are a little trickier compared to children. It is also a bit rambly and I'll need to shorten it because I have lots of things to settle in RL!
Anything Else: I am still having problems figuring out the difference between Asperger's and high-functioning autism. If anybody is clearer on this, let me know! Will probably need to hunt for a beta towards the end 'cos I know no one personally from the glee fandom :/
4th-Apr-2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Username:thankyesoulmate
Characters/Pairings/Type:blaine/rachel, het
Current Word Count:6,500
What I Like About the Story:I love the idea and I constantly feel inspired to write it, but I've been swamped with other things lately.
What I Don’t Like About the Story: My lack of time to work on it D:
Anything Else: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?)
I've mostly just been pre-occupied with getting fics done for Blainchel Week, as well as getting a few lesser ideas out and done with, but now that I've finished that I plan on buckling down and getting into this. I have to do some research, still, but I really do want to write this and am going to give it my all now.
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