FIC: Jus Ad Bellum: Notes and etc.
- Title: Jus Ad Bellum (To Justly Go to War)
Author: jenn (jenn@... or jenn@...)
Codes: Rogue, Logan, Carole Danvers, Scott, Jean, St. John, Bobby, Hank,
Magneto, all (Logan/Rogue, Scott/Jean, so forth)
Summary: One Rogue. Two timelines. Three personalities. Every
possibility. Rogue discovers who she is, could have been, and everything
she can become.
Warnings: Adult subject matter all the way through. Violence, explict and
semi-explicit, sexual situations, mature themes.
So now you know what's kept me from posting much in the last few months.
Author Notes: Long sucker, but useful:
1.) I did not decide to write a novel--I decided to expand on a strange
little short story I wrote for Darkstar's MRA challenge back last year and
ended up with this. I think that story is trapped in Part III somewhere.
It's taken most of my attention since May and it has a soundtrack. Or two.
2.) If you're a fan of the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genres, the trigger is
going to be somewhat familiar to you, though I've done some heavy
remodeling since what I read won't work with the storyline I have in mind.
The writer was Jack Finney and the book was called "The Third Level". If
you get a chance, read it. Spooky doesn't begin to describe. My first
reference to it was while reading Stephen King's "Danse Macabre", which
utterly intrigued me in how it's the simple things that really take your
mind on a major trip. I just wish I could have thrown in some Lovecraftian
geometry theory so triangles wouldn't equal 180 every time, but maybe
3.) Research: If I cited everything, this would be longer than the story.
Let's keep with the stuff I had on my desk while writing.
"Schindler's List" by Thomas Keneally; "The Prince" by Machiavelli; and
"The Defeat of the Mind" by Alain Finkielkraut (VERY quotable book, btw).
Specific quotes are cited in the text. More internet articles than I can
remember, and all my notes from my WWII in Film and Lit. class. The
parallels aren't perfect, but close enough for jazz. Information from
Minisinoo, Fyrdrakken, Shana Nolan, Ann, and Beth, who also looked for
pictures of barbed wire. I have those still.
4.) Movieverse: I only borrowed from comics what I needed and adapted it
as I saw fit; Betsy, Remy, Carol Danvers, and Hank. The history of Carol
Danvers and St. John I'm borrowing from the L & L series, but you don't
need to have read it to know what's going on with them, just a point of
interest for those who have read it. Though I admit, Carol's slightly more
mellow here; I'm assuming being trapped in Rogue's head has had a salutory
effect on her personality.
Dedication: Darkstar, for her post-MRA challenge that turned out to be
this--I actually managed to do it! Minisinoo, Deejay, Shana, Andariel, and
Ann, who do the betas, corrections, questions about ethics, and midnight
emails that probably don't make much sense but they answer anyway. Min for
the title as well as the beta, long email convos I used for reference on
both theme and character, and excellent advice on worldbuilding--she's a
goddess and should be treated as such. Fyrdrakken, for commentary and an
unusual conversation on idealism, not to mention the advice she gave me to
complete Part IV and get Part V whipped into shape. Beth, jengrrrl, and
Misty, for being ultra-supportive and kind enough to not comment on the
fact I was obsessing over really irrelevant details, not to mention the AIM
panic attacks I indulged in on a weekly (daily?) basis. And Sare Liz, my
friend and usual co-writer, who is semi-computerless and therefore, I am in
withdrawal from fun Sare-specific Ian-ness, Edward-ness, and Logan-ness.
Archiving: WRFA, XMMFC, all others ask
Disclaimer: Marvel owns most of the characters, even the currently dead
ones, and since I started writing this, another died. <sigh> This
particular incantation is based on X-Men the Movie, owned by Twentieth
Century Fox, in which those dead characters aren't there yet, don't exist,
or are still somewhat alive. I think.
Feedback: Like it, love it, drink too much coffee with it. I'm easy to
--convo-- inner Rogue conversations
This is the current outline organization. The only variant could be a
split in Part IV if it crosses twenty separate email parts. Currently, it's
not that long, so I'm not worried.
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