meme/poll

i love the one you wrote where that guy did this thing and it was really cool

Snagged from synecdochic: Give me the title of a story I've never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got posted, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I'd been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.
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*is from the future*
"Carrot and Other Inedible Objects"- I really liked how you contrasted Carrot's simple, but not stupid persona with Rodney's quick wit. It was interesting to see watch Rodney flinging his preconceptions about people left and right and Carrot coolly stepping through them. If I were writing this, I probably would've favored Carrot's side of the story, but you balanced it perfectly with just enough from Rodney's point of view so that we could understand his frustration (Carrot doesn't even know how to spell, much less anything about basic physics), but then countered it with Carrot being Carrot. :) I loved how they even kinda became friends at the end.
Re: *is from the future*
Really, the hardest part of this one was figuring out 1) how they would meet and 1a) where the story would take place. I wanted to set it in Discworld, mostly just because it's such an awesome universe, but it kept breaking Rodney. So that's why it wound up being just a generic stargate world--both to keep Rodney sane and to avoid getting distracted by the scenery.

Originally it was going to be Vimes and John, but I couldn't come up with anything even remotely plausible, and also the amount of awesome might have destroyed my computer when I tried to write it, so I figured Rodney and Carrot were a safer bet. Funnier, too.

I tried setting it from Carrot's POV, but I quickly realized that part of what makes him such a great character is that you never know what's really going on inside his head, whereas Rodney will tell you whether you want to know or not. And once I figured that out, the thing pretty much wrote itself. Although the bad guys' leader was named Ragu until 5 minutes after I hit "post", which was when I realized I'd accidentally stolen it from a brand of spaghetti sauce.
Re: *is from the future*
Ahahahaha! Glorious! I really love "kept breaking Rodney," "the amount of awesome might have destroyed my computer," and the Ragu detail, because that's totally something I would do, lol.

I love your brain.
Re: *is from the future*
Well, that was an awesome prompt! I wish I had more time on my hands (and fewer stories currently vying for attention) so that I could write it.