|Read About Love (Meine Liebe/Meine Liebe Wieder, Eduard/Orpherus/Naoji)
||[Apr. 23rd, 2007|11:52 pm]
Title: Read About Love|
Fandom: Meine Liebe/Meine Liebe Wieder
Author: Wilhelm v.T
Rating: PG (this installment)
Warning: Alcohol. Parties. People who think too much.
Summary: An evening with Naoji is an educational experience.
Author’s Notes, with Bonus Apology:
1. Mechtilde’s prompt: "Orpherus and Eduard asking Naoji to join them for an evening, although they have ulterior motives."
2. As a much better writer once said, This tale grew in the telling. Or, to be perhaps more accurate, it exploded, in much the manner of a pressurized can of whipped cream with a puncture in it, spinning around and around in uncontrolled ways and spraying whipped cream everywhere. Attempts to contain it did no good; in the end I could only accept it, and hope that the results would be palatable.
One consequence of this is that despite our mod's extraordinary generosity about granting an extension, this is still unfinished. It's outlined to the end, but there's too much of it for me to have any hope of getting through all of it by the deadline even in rough form. So rather than default entirely, I'm posting what I guess to be the first half of it -- some 5000 words in the current draft, and shorter than it's likely to be when polished, which gives you some idea.
I can only hope that Mechtilde isn't too disappointed by the lateness, the installment plan, and the story itself. The prompt is wonderful, and paradoxically, the delays are a tribute to how inspiring it has been.
3. As I implied above in the apology part of our program, this is not as polished a draft as I would have liked, and I expect to replace it with a polished version when the whole story is complete. I'm hoping that my long-suffering and heroic beta is correct, and not merely being kind to the nice insane person, when she assures me that this version's readable enough that posting it is not an unspeakably bad idea.
4. This isn't really songfic. But the title is taken from Richard Thompson's "Read About Love," for reasons that will be apparent in the end.
5. For Mechtilde, of course, with my thanks for the prompt and the wild ride it's send me on. But also, this is for the Denbigh Back Smoker.
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