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This is a statement of intent!

So, I signed up for a challenge, and I keep forgetting I did so. So, I'm going to post here about it to remind me (what a terrible person I am)!

So, I saw a link for a multifandom crack ship Big Bang on a Loki/Darcy community - It's accepting 10,000 words-and-up fics for anything that can be considered a crack ship, and there's still until the end of the month to sign up. (This has been my obligatory community pimpage, you're very welcome.) Since Loki and Darcy never meet on screen, and Darcy doesn't even exist in any other canon, this is pretty much the perfect crack ship.

So, I signed up to write two fics - one Loki/Jane, one Loki/Idris crossover fic with Doctor who. Yep. My own brain is a stranger to me sometimes. But the deadline for fics to be submitted is all the way in September. Six months to write 20,000 words? Easy. I've got 5,000 on the Whofic already.

(Six months to write two endings? Okay, now I'm biting my nails. I'm sure it'll be fine!)

In other, unrelated news - I have done nothing but this for the last hour. It is strangely addictive. I thought it would be difficult, but I've posted eight of them so far X) Everyone who has twitter should go do this!


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Apr. 7th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
The Doctor? In my Marvel Universe? More likely than you think.

Which is to say, I would read those fics.
Apr. 7th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Whoa, what? This is - I - what? Oh, my god, my fic just became totally canon-plausible!

(The avengers movie will ruin it - I've got Coulson as a canon-immigrant from Doctor Who-land, and you just know the film's going to give him some backstory...)
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
(What is a canon-immigrant how is Coulson one? Meh, continuity.)
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I mean that I rewrote Coulson's backstory so that he came from distinctly Doctor-Who origins. Spoiler for the fic, but I made it so that the reboot of the universe at the end of the eleventh Doctor's firstcseries was imperfect...

I'm struggling to explain it succinctly, so here have this scene I wrote -

"I have to ask, though," said Loki one day, sitting in the green drawing room of the TARDIS. It was a room she had only let Loki into, of all the companions. Even the Doctor had seemed surprised to see the place, but Loki liked it. "What leverage did a man like Philip Coulson have over you, to convince you to take me?"

The Doctor pursed his lips at a man like Coulson, but let it pass. Teaching Loki to respect lesser races like Humans was something that had to be done slowly. "Maybe I just enjoy your company."

"Don't give me lazy lies, Doctor, I deserve better than that. You hadn't met me before Phil Coulson called you. And I didn't do much to endear myself those first few weeks, even if I hadn't just been terrorising your favourite alien race. No, Agent Coulson had something on you. He said he was calling in a favour."

He set aside the book he'd been reading and looked the Doctor in the eye. The Doctor sipped his tea, and nodded slowly. "All right. I suppose I should stop trying to lie to you." The two of them shared a secret smile. They both knew he would never stop. "It's difficult for someone as old as me to pay all my debts. Usually when I do something that leaves a person completely alone in an unfriendly world, I try to do my best to help them, though, before I leave.

"Phil Coulson wasn't exactly easy to help. Very self-sufficient man, that. See, a while ago, I blew up the universe."

Loki smiled. "I do enjoy the way so many of your stories start with those words, Doctor."

"All my stories start there. That's where the universe began this time. Because a friend of mine, she put it back together, out of the thoughts in her head, and the memories. I know you'll appreciate that that's not the most efficient way to build a universe.

"But it was the best way for her. Because she got to take back all the things she lost in the old universe. She sorted out all the things she couldn't see and had never seen, put you back in, and all of your gods... and then she fixed all the things she had seen. And just wished she hadn't"

He shrugged. "That's dangerous, but I let her do it. I suggested it -- I asked a lot from her, it seemed only fair, and besides." He smiled distantly, without humour, and Loki recognised that smile from his mirror. From all the days he took the lower path and told himself he didn't care because he didn't have to. "I was relying on it.

"It wasn't just my life she saved though, or Rory, or her parents. I don't think she knows even now that she did it, but... Everyone she ever met, who crossed her path and then died afterwards -- she brought them back too. And, a little while before all of that happened, we had visited SHIELD in New York."

Loki leaned back in his chair, thinking. "You met Coulson, and your friend didn't see him die," he said, but the Doctor shook his head.

"We met a lot of SHIELD agents. And Amy couldn't be bothered to tell them apart. She decided to give all of them the same name and pretend there was only one SHIELD agent, the SHIELD agent."

Loki didn't give any outward sign of surprise, but he knew the Doctor could hear that he'd stopped breathing. "...I did wonder why Agent Coulson seemed so preternaturally suited to his work. If there was ever a man who knew his place..." He swallowed. "So, before the Pandorica opened...?"

"There was no such person as Philip Coulson. It's because of me that he exists, but when I offered it, he didn't want my help."

The Doctor watched the wall for a second, and Loki watched the Doctor. In the Doctor's hands, his tea had gone lukewarm-cold. Loki twitched the mug from his unresisting fingers, warmed it with a brief spell, and pressed it back into his hands. "You're not alone in that feeling, Doctor," he said softly. "Our children are born to break our hearts."

If the Doctor looked at all like he wanted to argue that thought, he hid it away, and lifted the cup to swallow it.
Apr. 7th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
This is an awesome scene.

"I know you'll appreciate that that's not the most efficient way to build a universe."

Oh, Doctor.

"Our children are born to break our hearts."

Oh, Loki.

...It's going to be that kind of fic, isn't it?
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping so :D

Being fair, I'm aiming for heart-achy fluff instead of plain heartache - there are some sweet Idris/Loki scenes, and the scene where Loki gets his photo taken with Jesus of Nazareth and then Thor sleeps with it under his pillow to remind him what Loki's why-am-I-doing-this smile looked like.

But, yeah, if all goes as planned Coulson will be wiped out of reality :(

Temporarily :)
Apr. 8th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Loki and Jesus sound like a recipe for awkward moments, if you ask me.

So look as it's only temporary.
Apr. 9th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the Big Bang fics! They sound like a good challenge.
Apr. 12th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I only hope I can reach the end without choking - I've got them all planned out, if not scene-for-scene then at least I've got the important bits sketched out. Unfortunately, this is where I often lose interest (have I mentioned that my spirit animal is a brain damaged magpie?)

I'm gonna finish these!
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