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27 November 2012 @ 09:15 am
Question, flist!  
What, exactly, is a timestamp when referring to fanfic? (I'm fairly certain I know, but just double-checking.) And on the heels of that, which of my fics needs one? I'm hurtin' for something to write. Thanks, babies!

Poll #1881521 Timestamp 2012

Which if my fics NEEDS a timestamp?

the 'Good Things' 'verse (incl. 'Prayer Bundles')
'War is Never Cheap, Dear'
'Rabbits Scream'
'Better Off Dead'
'In the Blood Red Dust'

PS: not sure how to edit the poll so if you're looking for Settle Down My Shivered Bones, you'll find it HERE.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: 'The Great Escape' - Patrick Watson
tesserae_ on November 27th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
"Timestamp" is when you check in with the world of a particular fic at some point in its future - so, whatever conclusion you came to in the story (Sam and Dean settled down with a dog; Sam and Dean going their separate ways, uneasily; wherever you left your characters) you explore the consequences of in a short fic. It's not really a sequel but a scene or two that extends the arc just a bit. I adore timestamp fics as that whole concept was why I got started with fanfic in the first place. For me, they're a way of staying in a world I'm already familiar with.

Edited at 2012-11-27 02:24 pm (UTC)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 27th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought! Thank ya, ma'am.
cassiopeia7: Sam&Dean: Then and Nowcassiopeia7 on November 27th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
^ What tesserae said.

Also, "Settle Down My Shivered Bones" is positively STARVING for a timestamp, ya know what I mean? ;)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 27th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
cassiopeia7: Misha: oopscassiopeia7 on November 27th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)

. . . but I can't believe how many of your fics I haven't read! Just looked at the summary for "Better Off Dead," and baby, I'm all OVER that! ;)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 27th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, that one is SO PURPLE. If you can make it around all the adverbs and adjectives, more power to ya! That being said, it was important for me to finish it and I had SO much fun working with becc_j on the arts, I'm still pretty fond of the little sucker. :D
Amberamberdreams on November 27th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
This is where I discover I haven't yet read some of these (and I can't even find that last one - the link doesn't work...). I was going to say Blind Luck but that one isn't on your list LOL. Way to be contrary!
Of course you could always write a fic to go with one of your unattached pictures (your very own reverse BB!)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 27th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Well crap! I hate coding. Thanks for letting me know.

Hey, that's a good idea, re. my own RBB, but it can't be 'big'; it's still gotta be small because I HAVE ARTS TO GET TO! *ahem* But I need something to write for the comm. You so clever.
Amberamberdreams on November 27th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
I am a bear of very little brain but sometimes it works. *wink*
Looking forward to your art works... (ahem)
de_nugisde_nugis on November 28th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Please to be writing the fic where Sam and Dean go fishing! That is one of my favorite pieces of Spn art ever.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 28th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
OH OH OH. YES. *plot flounder has just attacked*
tifachingtifaching on November 27th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'm dying to know what comes next in War Is Never Cheap, Dear. So I voted for it. :D
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 27th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'm always surprised by what these polls reveal. Thanks for your input, m'dear!
becc_jbecc_j on November 27th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
lol, I think my vote made 'War is Never Cheap, Dear' and 'In the Blood Red Dust' tied for first place. I really would love to read time stamps for both…anything you write would be great to read <3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 27th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Well that gives me my top two to pick from! Honestly, I never would've guessed...verrrrry interesting!
strgazr04strgazr04 on November 29th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
I voted for Shorn. I find that fic sweet yet just so sad and I'd love to see more.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on November 29th, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for the input. I've got lots of stuff to mull over now. :D