I didn't mean to just stop writing fanfic several years ago. But I was posted at a different school, with more students, that necessitated more prep hours for lesson plans. At the same time, the school instituted Medicaid billing (several hours a week,*spit*), and our IEP 'season' shifted from 2 months in the spring to spread out over the whole year. I seem to be in a continual state of testing / writing reports / getting ready for IEPs / attending IEPs -- as well as
trying to maintain a consistent speech schedule.
But I didn't stop reading
fanfic. Last year in particular -- I think my most stressful year EVER -- chain-reading fanfic kept me functional, but fanfic has been my go-to comfort blanket quite some time.
ANYway, when Sally MN mentioned that she'd never seen "Due South"
, I just had
to give her a little tidbit that might nudge her to looking into it. As I described it, it hit me...
Y'know... it just occurred to me that Fraser has a lot in common with Mr. Spock -- the not-quite-getting-it as he dealt with American (Earth) society, so different from his experience in the Northern Territories (Vulcan), the unflappable disposition, the adherence to calm logic...
Oh, gee! I wonder if there's any fic where Fraser meets Spock; with Jim and Ray (either version) looking on with exasperated amusement.
All I can do is shake my head in disbelief. Where did that
come from? But isn't it a delicious idea? Can't you just see it? The plot-bunny's waving his ears; maybe someday I'll be able to follow his lead -- ignoring the fact that I'm not well-versed in Due South (but I do have the DVDs, so can reacquaint myself) and haven't seen Trek since the 70's (loved Kirk then, can't stand him now), and the canons are about 200 years apart... fanfic conquers all!
I hope to retire after next school year. Till then -- or even after -- if anyone wants to adopt my plot bunny, have at it. Variations on a theme are always good.