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 on: Today at 05:38:27 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
Love a good Titanic love triangle! And then there's dark horse Lance! lol

I know we've talked about how movies are really inspiring for you before, Tracy; is there one that's inspiring History?

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 on: Today at 05:35:04 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
If you would still like to read PBox, I will include both location links below. While all fifty chapters of PBox are complete, it is still undergoing the tiniest cursory edit where I change the paragraph alignment of the "~*~" and fix a couple errant commas, but otherwise it's all there. Feedback is always appreciated. Smiley

Pandora's Box on Absolute Chaos

Pandora's Box on AO3

Please find updates as follows (links included in titles):

Chapter Twenty-Two ("Feelings") of Pandora's Necklace on Absolute Chaos

Chapter Fifteen ("Confidence") of Pandora's Necklace on AO3 (You've been able to read this chapter here at AC since March, but feedback is always appreciated.)

Enjoy! Continue to feel free to ask me anything and get answers! Thank you again to everyone reading! See you next Wednesday!

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 on: Today at 05:32:47 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
Itís interesting having finished Camp NaNo last month and now Iím finally posting the first chapter I wrote without any part of it written during my initial NaNoWriMo stint (except for one tiny conversation). Next week, weíll go backwards because I thought that was going to be Chapter Twenty-Two and it was not. Plus, I have been saving an Author Talk for that one since I wrote it back in December. So this weekís chapter was a fun adventure in not quite being sure what to writeÖ It has three scenes and took about half a month to write. It was exhausting. You can read my thoughts on all that from back in February. I was starting to panic. Should I have not taken a month and a half off to edit PBox? Should I have kept writing this in December? Should I have not written my holiday story? Is this what the future of PNecklace will be like? I say that I gave myself some slack, but I wonít lie to you and say I wasnít at least a little anxious.

So I thought it would be fun to talk about my writing schedule and let you look into my process. Since NaNo, Iíve tried to write something every day whether that was brand new writing or editing something Iíd already started. I think Iíve mentioned it in the various writing threads, but I usually keep anything Iím working on open on my laptop. Right now itís kind of a mess because Iím not sure how to order these two arcs, so Iím writing them in separate documents and splicing them in later, plus the document where I last left off the story and wrote my cursory outline of the last fourteen chapters. I have just shy of three and a half chapters done; if anyone has great ideas for funny Nick scenes, you should probably tell me so I can move on from that ďjust shy.Ē I wish juggling made sense in the story because I laughed so hard. But Iíve also written 13,617 words so far. I should supposedly finish June 7th. Weíll see how that goes.

Keeping track of my word counts has been a fun adventure. Iíve only skipped six days since November 1st, if you can believe that! (One in December, two in January, one in February, and two in March.) Hereís a quick run down of my general writing stats:

  • November: word count high -- 5,726 words; word count low -- 5 words; average word count: 1,725 words per day
  • December: word count high -- 3,045 words; word count low -- 54 words (technically zero); average word count: 1,138 words per day
  • January: word count high -- 4,998 words; word count low -- 19 words (technically zero); average word count: 1,543 words per day
  • February: word count high -- 2,451 words; word count low -- 33 words (technically zero); average word count: 862 words per day
  • March: word count high -- 2,427 words; word count low -- 2 words (technically zero); average word count: 569 words per day
  • April: word count high -- 3,563 words; word count low -- 6 words; average word count: 1,432 words per day
  • May (so far): word count high -- 2,130 words; word count low -- 144 words; average word count: 1,134 words per day (7 words per minute of writing time, Iím so fast Wink)

So I guess, Iím pretty consistent? Iím really hoping to finish another chapter today or two if Iím super inspired. Weíll see how that goes. Yíall know that Wednesdays are kind of hit or miss for me on how productive I am post-updating.

Anyway, letís talk about my process. I generally have a clear idea of where scenes should start once I ponder over them. And sometimes they flow really well, but sometimes they donít. February was one of those donít times, as I mentioned. Each day I stop without finishing a scene or chapter (it depends), I will always reread over it the next time I start writing and hopefully jump off from there. And I typically edit a little as I go, because I can never just leave something alone. Itís why I make myself close the documents once Iím finished writing.

A timeline if you will:

  • So I spent January 30th and 31st writing the first scene and also a small part of a scene that ended up in Chapter 26th.
  • I started the second scene on February 4th. I wasnít quite sure what I was doing February 1st through 3rd, so I poked around and apparently spent the 1st through the third editing chapter 8 to post it and the 4th through the 8th writing the first chapter of the OF version of PBox, soÖ those are my gaps in writing todayís chapter I suppose.
  • On February 6th, I decided two prewritten scenes (from November 25th and January 2nd) were part of the third scene of this chapter and that a scene written some time in October was part of Chapter 24. I also wrote part of a scene that ended up in Chapter 27.
  • On February 7th and 8th, I wrote Chapter 24. I also edited some scenes that ended up being parts of Chapter 25, Chapter 26, and Chapter 27, then decided a prewritten scene from October was part of Chapter 25.
  • February 9th through February 12th, I added a sentence or two each day to the second scene. On February 9th, I also wrote part of Chapter 27 and a scene that wasnít in PNecklace at all.
  • On February 13th, I finally finished the second scene and started writing the third scene, which I finished on February 14th. I also started writing Chapter 25 on February 14th.

Iím sure youíll read the second scene and wonder why it took me so long at all, lol. But, there you are. Half a month of my life spent writing. Iíd say the two days per scene tends to be more typical of my output than two weeks per scene.

Wish me luck as I finish these last ten and a half chapters (plus one short scene)!

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 on: May 11, 2021, 10:51:29 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by FrickingKaos
Yes, I was the one who sent Lauren the picture of the hand sanitizer lol.

When I was writing If I Knew Then I was thoroughly inspired by Titanic. Julie and I had conversations about it for a while. Brian was Rose and Nick was Jack and Leighanne was Cal. It was such a great love triangle. I'd love someone to do a historical bsb story involving Titanic lol. Just for fun. I literally watched that movie every day for a few weeks when I wrote If I Knew Then because it would inapire me. I don't know if it was the music or the dialogue but I was heavily inspired.

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 on: May 11, 2021, 10:17:41 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
Totally agree about Millennium and IGBY!  I don't dislike IGBY, but it's not one of my favorites either.  On a random but semi-related note, I've been listening to my playlist of all BSB songs on shuffle in my car, and today on the way to work, Don't Want You Back came on.  As it was ending, I automatically started humming the beginning of Don't Wanna Lose You Now, which is my favorite BSB song, because I'm so used to hearing it after DWYB... and miraculously, it played next on shuffle!  That's when I knew it was going to be a good day LOL.

Maybe Unbreakable will end up being my reward for finishing this chapter LOL.  I've already looked up videos of the specific parts I'm writing about on YouTube and just watched those.

Aw, love that. I listened to DWLYN four times today while driving. I felt like I kept missing the parts I wanted to enjoy, lol. They don't usually play one after the other for me on shuffle, but I'll sometimes skip the live versions from the deluxe In A World Like This (don't want to listen to fan noise on my drive) and sometimes the album versions will come on right afterward, so I'm always like "Alright, listening to this I suppose, the universe has spoken," lol

How are you liking splitting the concert up? I've been thinking about it as you've been talking and I don't think I ever liked writing concert scenes either. Maybe because it's not quite the same...


LOL A slash twist on Titanic would be interesting, especially given they would probably feel the need to hide it from everyone in 1912.  Now that I think about it, I think Nick and Brian were a couple in that Titanic humor story I mentioned.  It totally makes sense that girls in our age group would love both BSB and Titanic.  I became a BSB fan around the same time I was going to see Titanic in the theater at least every other weekend (I saw it 7 times in its initial run LOL).

And then Nick licks Brian's face in public and ruins the facade, lol. I think we all fall somewhere on the Frick&Frack to Frick/Frack scale... Except for maybe Mare? I know you're not Team Brian, Mare, but what about Frick&Frack? Are you "just Frack no &" instead?

Nice, 7 times! My mom wouldn't let me. I was also ten and it's not her thing, so that may have been more of the issue, lol. I saw it at a friend's house during a sleepover at some point in the next year or so... and then, history.


Add Molly Brown's house to the list of places I need to visit when I come to Colorado someday!  I would love that.  I usually do a Titanic unit with my class for one of our nonfiction reading units, and they always get so into it.  I'm doing a mini version of it this year.  I was reading a picture book to them about the Titanic, and when it got to the part about Molly trying to rally the people in her lifeboat to go back and pick up more passengers, my kids called her a Karen! LOL  I got defensive on her behalf and argued that she was NOT a Karen; she was a strong woman who was trying to do the right thing.  They were not convinced, and I was finally like, "You need to watch the movie.  You'll like Molly Brown!"

It's smaller than you would expect, but it's really neat. One of my students is doing a research project on her right now for a "famous Coloradoans study" type thing and watching them be fascinated about her is awesome. Although, they said something to the effect of "she's such a badass (my words not theirs), she's probably still alive and well!" And I was like... uhh... no, that's not how aging works at all. She would be long dead no matter what. But you're right, she was a badass into her old age.

OMG, they called Molly a Karen! The youths! I'm glad you defended her, but sad you couldn't convince them. Kathy Bates was the perfect choice for Molly, but you should probably not show Titanic in school to prove a point, lol. Maybe a clip of Molly being awesome would be fine.


Thanks!  Someone (Tracy?) shared a picture of it with Lauren on Twitter once, and she said it was hilarious too!

Good, at least she knows that he's gross and can laugh about it, lol.


I think that's my deal too.  I don't deliberately try to out-do myself, but what may have felt like crossing a line to me 10-20 years ago doesn't anymore.  Other than killing the real kids, I'll write just about anything now.

Losing a limb is definitely a big deal, and his angst over it was justified.  But there are also far worse things that can happen to a person.

Oh how we've grown. So proud of us.

And have happened to Nick in your fanfics! If only he knew, maybe he would pick going back to losing a limb.

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 on: May 11, 2021, 09:51:40 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
I definitely have had "The Scene" for most, if not all of my stories.  Is it bad that I can't think of what that scene would be for my current story? LOL  There are definitely scenes I'm looking forward to, but not really one big one in particular.  The drama starts right at the end of Chapter 1, though, so there's not the same build-up to a big reveal or pivotal moment like I'm used to writing.

I'd say no! Especially if it's already drama-filled and not building to drama/pivotal moments. And it could be that you've been so focused on your montage chapters that you've been avoiding thinking of what's coming down the line as entities in themselves, especially if they don't have seeds you'd need to plant right now.


Hm, that's an interesting epiphany!  That makes sense that it would feel more "porny" if you focus more on their actions than feelings.  I am definitely not an expert on writing sex scenes.  I'm like you in that I don't hate the ones I've written, but I also don't know if any of them are good.  I would need someone who is more prolific at writing them to critique mine and let me know LOL.  I'm glad you don't hate either version of yours and were able to revise it to make it even better.  Keep it!

Okay, let's just both post on reddit and ask people to critique our sex scene writing, lol. It's definitely less porny and I like it better, but I'm not prolific at all in the sex scene department, so I still have no idea if it's any good either. Shrug I tried something new this year in my writing, so I guess that makes it a good effort if nothing else.


I love those scenes that you dream about the whole time you're writing the story, whether they become a signature scene for readers or not.

Same! It might be the one thing I miss about strictly writing in order, but it's also nice to get their bones out and then revise them until they're perfect when the time comes.


I don't know if there's an official term for it, but yes!  "The Scene" tends to be a big moment in the story, but there are also those little moments that become hidden gems.  For me, those scenes tend to be the ones with great conversations between the boys.  Nothing big necessarily happens, but they flow well and are just sweet/cute/funny/touching.  I had that happen with my ER crossover, Heroic Measures.  "The Scene" for me was always going to be Chapter 5, which is a big dramatic resuscitation scene.  But my favorite scene in that story end up being a conversation between AJ and Nick in Chapter 9.  It's one of the least dramatic/action-packed scenes in the whole story, but I love their banter and the way the tone shifts over the course of the chapter.

"Hidden Gems" is probably it and if it's not, I approve it for use from now on (because I am the authority on official vocabulary in our fandom, clearly). I think that's it, they're just great moments between the Boys. I think it reminds me of why I enjoy their bond and I feel like it's spot on if I think "aww, love this one." I love that AJ and Nick banter ended up being your favorite even if it wasn't action packed; they're very good for banter anyway and it's nice that the hidden gem came after "The Scene".

My favorite thing about that hidden gem I mentioned was that when it came time to edit before posting, I think I changed maybe ten words or less in it from when I'd first written it down. It was never a scene I agonized over, it just was. Plus it featured some Howie and we all know that Howie is my favorite original challenge from PBox, which was to give him an important role. Clearly, I need to get on the Kevin train because that's another challenge I need to give myself is to focus on Kevin as Kevin and not mostly Kevin as big brother to the others, lol.

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 on: May 11, 2021, 09:29:35 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
Oh noes!  Come back, rain!

It's my fault, lol. I finished a scene and didn't know how to start the second scene in the chapter, so I skipped around to a scene I thought I wanted to write based on an out of order scene I wrote yesterday, but still not much of anything has come of it. So I figured it was a good time to be a supreme time water for a minute instead.


I imagine most of the posters on the Fanfiction section of Reddit are teenagers.  They sound really young.  It does seem like one-shots/short stories are the big thing now instead of "longfics"/novels.  I've noticed that on AO3 too.  I think a lot of that has to do with the emphasis on pairings/ships and smut over actual plot and character development, but to each their own.  Personally, I started the same way you did - with multi-chapter "novels" (which were really more novellas, some of which were the same length as short stories I would write today LOL).  I wrote the occasional one-shot too, but I've always preferred writing longer stories.  They just have more substance and depth.

Ah, to be a teenage fanfic writer again... I mostly say this because then it would be peak BSB time and that would be fun. I think I opened maybe an eighth of the stuff I scrolled through? I did think that those "I'll read your (type of story) and give them some love" threads were nice. There was one I saw that specifically listed RPF and it reminded me that there's probably much more fanfic out there for fictional works than there are for musicians or actors or what have you, even though we always felt big; regardless, I've still always adored our little corner of the fanfic world.

I'm glad I started writing fanfic before it felt like who was in it was more important than what happens (outside of Backstreet Boys being main characters in Backstreet Boys fanfics). That's not to say that romances weren't huge back in the day, but I still feel like it was more about what the characters did, what happened to them, and how they reacted more than it was "I'll read anything if it's about Nick/original female characters."

I did look at the words counts on my two oldest stories I added to AC (and didn't read, because so cringey), but one of them is about 24,000 words. That's like eight chapters of PBox, lol. So same, by today's standards, that's novella length, not novel length for sure.

I think I'll only write a one-shot if I have an idea and it's clearly not multiple chapters. But those are like "death by snail" and "BSB secret santa," not "Nick/Brian on a coffee shop date." I guess I don't think of cute romances when I think of coffee shops... I think of coffee, lol. For the most part, my ideas are lengthy if not epic, and provide ample time for character development, my favorite.


10k does seem long, although I'm like you - a chapter ends when a chapter ends.  I have written 10k-word chapters when there's one long scene that doesn't have a natural breaking point, but that is definitely not my norm.  I'm usually in the 2500-5000 word range.  As a reader, I don't really pay attention to the word count of chapters unless it feels really long.  Then I'm like, "When is this going to end??"  So if it's a super long chapter, it better be a good one!  Personally, the chapters of mine that get that long tend to be the intense, dramatic ones, so hopefully they feel exciting instead of long-winded and boring LOL.

I hunt for the natural breaking point or make a spot where I can leave it on a cliffhanger and then pick right back up, lol. I really get anxious when they start getting that long. I think I have two chapters right now that are a little over 5,000 words and I just want to chop them in half so bad, but I have nothing else to say and there's not a good spot to snip them, so... I guess they stay that way. 3,000 to 4,000 is probably my happy place.

I don't really pay attention either when reading, I suppose. I figure if it's long, it was meant to be long. And it's not like a book in the bookstore is going to say "this chapter is 5,000 words, yikes!" lol My longer ones usually end up being heavy character development or intense battle scenes. It's a toss up. So I hope they're enjoyable and not boring and verbose for no reason as well, lol!

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 on: May 11, 2021, 09:28:37 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by RokofAges75
Four digits! Glad it's going better; I knew it would eventually. Smiley Ah, SMTMOBL is always fantastic. I was thinking that in my car today that if IGBY didn't break up Millennium 1-3 and 5-8, that would be seven of the best songs in a row. Not that I don't like IGBY, but you know. Maybe the whole tour video is your reward when you finish the chapter. Unless you need it for inspiration, of course.

Totally agree about Millennium and IGBY!  I don't dislike IGBY, but it's not one of my favorites either.  On a random but semi-related note, I've been listening to my playlist of all BSB songs on shuffle in my car, and today on the way to work, Don't Want You Back came on.  As it was ending, I automatically started humming the beginning of Don't Wanna Lose You Now, which is my favorite BSB song, because I'm so used to hearing it after DWYB... and miraculously, it played next on shuffle!  That's when I knew it was going to be a good day LOL.

Maybe Unbreakable will end up being my reward for finishing this chapter LOL.  I've already looked up videos of the specific parts I'm writing about on YouTube and just watched those.


I see you still sending your love to Nowie in steerage, lol. Unless Brian is Rose and Nick is Jack, lol. I mean, I can't blame Leighanne for enjoying nice things; nice things are awesome! I say that as I sit here in the same little pink desk chair I've had since college that couldn't have been more than $100 if even that. I can't imagine that they wouldn't have existed because I feel like the center part of the venn diagram for "likes Titanic" and "likes the Backstreet Boys" would include a lot of people. Plus whatever the "and writes fanfic about it" chunk looks like. I think historical fiction is awesome and I love history, but "names and dates" were always the hardest part of history for me and I feel like that's a big part of historical fiction.

On a Titanic side note, the amount of times I've been to Molly Brown's house is astronomical.

LOL A slash twist on Titanic would be interesting, especially given they would probably feel the need to hide it from everyone in 1912.  Now that I think about it, I think Nick and Brian were a couple in that Titanic humor story I mentioned.  It totally makes sense that girls in our age group would love both BSB and Titanic.  I became a BSB fan around the same time I was going to see Titanic in the theater at least every other weekend (I saw it 7 times in its initial run LOL).

Add Molly Brown's house to the list of places I need to visit when I come to Colorado someday!  I would love that.  I usually do a Titanic unit with my class for one of our nonfiction reading units, and they always get so into it.  I'm doing a mini version of it this year.  I was reading a picture book to them about the Titanic, and when it got to the part about Molly trying to rally the people in her lifeboat to go back and pick up more passengers, my kids called her a Karen! LOL  I got defensive on her behalf and argued that she was NOT a Karen; she was a strong woman who was trying to do the right thing.  They were not convinced, and I was finally like, "You need to watch the movie.  You'll like Molly Brown!"


LMFAO! Of course Nick hand sanitizer would be first. That picture was hilarious.

Thanks!  Someone (Tracy?) shared a picture of it with Lauren on Twitter once, and she said it was hilarious too!


I don't think I try, I think my threshold for dark and depressing has expanded over the years. I think I mentioned that I preemptively added my PBox warnings to PNecklace, just so everyone knew it wasn't lighter and fluffier and I still haven't used any of them. It makes me miss my fantastical graphic violence a little bit... Because my one part that would have had graphic violence already was my "nope, kids" line. Oh well.

On the plus side, I feel like Broken Nick was pretty shaken up about having his leg chopped off, so he still thought it was dark and depressing then and probably would now if you asked him, lol.

I think that's my deal too.  I don't deliberately try to out-do myself, but what may have felt like crossing a line to me 10-20 years ago doesn't anymore.  Other than killing the real kids, I'll write just about anything now.

Losing a limb is definitely a big deal, and his angst over it was justified.  But there are also far worse things that can happen to a person.

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 on: May 11, 2021, 09:10:34 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by RokofAges75
Interesting! I would say that I think so based on the fact that you've talked about your favorites, I've talked about my favorites, and there's a whole reddit thread where no one disagrees with the original poster. At least for every story the author is personally invested in.

I definitely have had "The Scene" for most, if not all of my stories.  Is it bad that I can't think of what that scene would be for my current story? LOL  There are definitely scenes I'm looking forward to, but not really one big one in particular.  The drama starts right at the end of Chapter 1, though, so there's not the same build-up to a big reveal or pivotal moment like I'm used to writing.


Speaking of sex scenes, though, lol. I ended up deep scrolling through that reddit page and was reading a post about sex scenes and had an epiphany, like "Ah yes, this is why my sex scene was not bad, but felt very porny instead of sweet and sentimental for the characters. Because the 'camera' was just too far out from their heads and feelings." So I spent part of today fixing that for longer than I should have so it still had some time to sit before I ultimately decided what to do with it come that update week, lol. There's more head hopping than I like, but it felt right? To be honest, even the porny version felt fine compared to how much I thought I hated it when I wrote it, so I'll probably just end up keeping this rewritten version in the story when the time comes.

Hm, that's an interesting epiphany!  That makes sense that it would feel more "porny" if you focus more on their actions than feelings.  I am definitely not an expert on writing sex scenes.  I'm like you in that I don't hate the ones I've written, but I also don't know if any of them are good.  I would need someone who is more prolific at writing them to critique mine and let me know LOL.  I'm glad you don't hate either version of yours and were able to revise it to make it even better.  Keep it!


I've mentioned it many times, but PBox's "Chapter Forty-Four: Disciple" was my one true love and the scene I dreamed about for as long I was writing the story. I don't know if anyone else would call it a "signature scene," but it probably remains my favorite, for sure of PBox, but possibly in the whole series.

I love those scenes that you dream about the whole time you're writing the story, whether they become a signature scene for readers or not.


Do we have a version of the opposite? One we didn't think was a The Scene, but we've come to love afterward? Because the second scene in Chapter Fourteen: Soul comes to mind as that. I love that one so much after having written it down. Again, no links, see above.

I don't know if there's an official term for it, but yes!  "The Scene" tends to be a big moment in the story, but there are also those little moments that become hidden gems.  For me, those scenes tend to be the ones with great conversations between the boys.  Nothing big necessarily happens, but they flow well and are just sweet/cute/funny/touching.  I had that happen with my ER crossover, Heroic Measures.  "The Scene" for me was always going to be Chapter 5, which is a big dramatic resuscitation scene.  But my favorite scene in that story end up being a conversation between AJ and Nick in Chapter 9.  It's one of the least dramatic/action-packed scenes in the whole story, but I love their banter and the way the tone shifts over the course of the chapter.

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 on: May 11, 2021, 09:00:59 PM 
Started by nicksgal - Last post by nicksgal
Hehe.  Well, I finally hit the four-digit mark in my chapter, so I guess it's going a little better.  I just watched this video of Show Me the Meaning from the Unbreakable tour like five times in a row: https://youtu.be/0spith0Ir6w  So good!  Still haven't gotten around to watching the whole tour video yet.

Four digits! Glad it's going better; I knew it would eventually. Smiley Ah, SMTMOBL is always fantastic. I was thinking that in my car today that if IGBY didn't break up Millennium 1-3 and 5-8, that would be seven of the best songs in a row. Not that I don't like IGBY, but you know. Maybe the whole tour video is your reward when you finish the chapter. Unless you need it for inspiration, of course.


All I decided for sure was that Nick would definitely be in steerage like Jack Dawson, since he grew up as poor white trash.  I also thought Howie might come from a family of Irish immigrants.  Brian would probably be in first class, since he (his wife) likes the finer things in life.  Not sure about Kevin and AJ.  I feel like there used to be fanfics about BSB on the Titanic.  I remember a humor story that just made fun of them, but I think there were serious ones too.  I'm a Titanic buff, so if I ever felt like doing a historical fic, it could be a fun concept.

I see you still sending your love to Nowie in steerage, lol. Unless Brian is Rose and Nick is Jack, lol. I mean, I can't blame Leighanne for enjoying nice things; nice things are awesome! I say that as I sit here in the same little pink desk chair I've had since college that couldn't have been more than $100 if even that. I can't imagine that they wouldn't have existed because I feel like the center part of the venn diagram for "likes Titanic" and "likes the Backstreet Boys" would include a lot of people. Plus whatever the "and writes fanfic about it" chunk looks like. I think historical fiction is awesome and I love history, but "names and dates" were always the hardest part of history for me and I feel like that's a big part of historical fiction.

On a Titanic side note, the amount of times I've been to Molly Brown's house is astronomical.


Hehe, I have actually started a collection of BSB hand sanitizers.  It started with the "I'm Taking Off Nick's Germs" sanitizer I made in 2011.  https://twitter.com/ForeverRebel/status/709707297618993153  There is also a Brian Ebola edition from 2014 and a Howie one from... 2017?  Next up is going to be a Kevin COVID edition for when the DNA tour finally resumes.

LMFAO! Of course Nick hand sanitizer would be first. That picture was hilarious.


LOL Does anyone else feel like they subconsciously (or deliberately) try to one-up themselves when it comes to dark and depressing?  I've written things in the last few years that would have horrified me back when I was just chopping off Nick's leg, and it hardly fazes me now.

I don't think I try, I think my threshold for dark and depressing has expanded over the years. I think I mentioned that I preemptively added my PBox warnings to PNecklace, just so everyone knew it wasn't lighter and fluffier and I still haven't used any of them. It makes me miss my fantastical graphic violence a little bit... Because my one part that would have had graphic violence already was my "nope, kids" line. Oh well.

On the plus side, I feel like Broken Nick was pretty shaken up about having his leg chopped off, so he still thought it was dark and depressing then and probably would now if you asked him, lol.

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