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23 October 2012 @ 06:38 pm
Oh mighty f-list...  
I still haven't come up with a TITLE for my Justified zombie story, so does anyone have any bright ideas?

It's in Harlan County, in Kentucky, it features a lawman and a sometime outlaw, and the rise of the undead. Help?

Also, if someone has time to quickly beta what I've got so far (for missing words and pesky things like "half" instead of "have"), I wouldn't say no!

Thank you!

 
 
 
tidal_race: whiskeytidal_race on October 24th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
There's a song called You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive. Maybe you could get title inspiration from that?
tidal_racetidal_race on October 24th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
This is by far my favorite version. Haunting and rich. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su06XlGI-w8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm afraid that someone else is also writing Justified & Zombies for the same Big Bang, and AFAIK, that's the title she's going with.

Great minds think alike! But they beat me to it.

Thanks for the suggestiong-- and the link, because I can enjoy the song even if I don't use the title. :)
Danmuchtooarrogant on October 24th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
Title: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of ...

LOL Perhaps not!

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Haha! This is the kind of unhelpful suggestion my husband always gives.

Though not that particular one, so you've made your unique mark!
Danmuchtooarrogant on October 24th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Whereas I, I have learned something very cool. Wanna know what?

...

I like your husband. *grin*

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
Me too! *grin*
frostianfrostian on October 24th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
Cumberland Runs Red Tonight?

I'm referring to the river.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
I wound up with something modified from the song lyrics tidal_race mentioned, but I appreciate the suggestion!

I'm kind of titled-out, at this point. Too many drabbles and stories!
tidal_racetidal_race on October 24th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
I am apparently all about the songs tonight. There are some lyrics in here I think could offer up a title. The whole album is pretty much about coal mine country. lyricstime.com/kathy-mattea-dark-as-a-dungeon-lyrics.html
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
Something along the lines of "Blood runs as black as the coal" is looking very promising right now.

Thanks so much! *hugs*
tidal_race: Going Downtidal_race on October 24th, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :) I'm not from coal mining stock as far as I know, but this style of singing and subject gives me chills/fills me with a heavy sense of history. Kathy Mattea said that she really wanted to do an album like this(she's from West Virginia), but it took her awhile to learn to sing these songs properly. There's a performance she does of one of them a capella that is absolutely mind blowing. I'll link if I can find it.
tidal_race: chicken patriotismtidal_race on October 24th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 24th, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
I would, if I knew anything about the show. Good luck.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
It's done, thank goodness. It was quite a race to the finish yesterday!
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 24th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
I haven't read it, but it looks very fancy with its pretty cover image. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
It's the first time I've done one of the Big Bangs-- the art you get is just wonderful!

Though really, the 5K minimum was the only thing that made this doable, and most Big Bangs are 20-25K. Better appreciate my one chance at this! :0
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 24th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what a Big Bang is - i will have to look it up. And then I guess I will have to start writing fanfic. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
A Big Bang is a large fanfic story done for a community or fandom challenge. You sign up to do your story (which has a minimum wordcount. As I said, usually 20-25K). By the draft deadline, you submit your completed draft so the organizers have some idea if you can pull the thing off. And after that, they start matching up artists to stories and schedule a final posting date.

It's to make sure that the writer doesn't wind up without an artist, and the artist without a finished story. And that someone doesn't try to pass their 10K effort off as a 20-25K story. ;)
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 24th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
That sounds so cool. And yeah, I doubt I'd manage more than 10k. How long do you normally get to do it in? Because while I can accidentally write a 3k story in 2 days at random, I don't always have a ton of writing time.

Although I still think the biggest issue here is my not writing fanfic. Oops. ;-)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what the usual limit is. At least a couple of months.

For this one, I think there might have initially been 8-10 weeks, but I didn't see it until right before the closing deadlinle. So, I had about 5 1/2 weeks? But also another story deadlinle due before that. And for 5K minimum, I already know that can take me months to write. M.O.N.T.H.S.

But yes, in not writing fanfic... you're more of a NaNoWriMo candidate anyway. No cool art, unfortunately, unless you get published for real!
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 24th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
I'm doing fake!NaNo, where I have a word goal and do a work in progress. I have about 30k of Cliffton written and I think that's about half of the first book (even if it's only ever a free ebook, ha). I have a couple existing pieces I want to totally rewrite and I'm counting those toward my word goal. And then I guesssss I will start stuff that goes in the second book to make the rest of the word goal? I dunno. I might just call it done when I finish book 1 so I can start editing down the number of fucks and stuff. Haha.
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 28th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
BTW, I just signed up for smallfandombang and it's "only" 10k that you have until the end of january to do. Not sure if you have any fandoms that qualify but since it's a relatively low word count I thought you might want to know. I'm doing it for The Tomorrow Trilogy by theun4givables and I might die but yay.:)

Signups go until October 31.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 29th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
10K is still longer than any single thing I've ever written, and I chose my seasonal madness already by signing up for Yuletide.

I have trouble thinking of riffs on in-progress original fiction as being fanfiction, but I guess, technically, they are! If you have enough feel for the characters and the setting, that's all you really need.

Good luck with this!
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on October 29th, 2012 09:44 am (UTC)
It's longer than any single thing I've written, too. I mean I've written 3 times that much for Cliffton but it's all out of order. I'm hoping I can do it, though. :)

Technically, they are. Or at least the mods said it was okay. I mean, there is fandom for in-progress shows that haven't had whole seasons, so it's not that different? Other than the not being published part but hey. It's "published" on livejournal. And if this comes out any good, she will die and it will be amazing. Which is a big if since I'm not sure I can write fanfiction, but hey. Learning experience!
pheintpheint on October 28th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Belated birthday greetings!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 28th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Pheebs! :D