allaire: (forest)
Tentative outline for my next story:

4 parts, each with a different POV.

Part 1: 2019; John Connor's POV.
Kate Connor, as one of John's lieutenants in the Resistance, is charged with destroying a new SkyNet facility of which the Resistance has received information that it is the machines' first attempt at creating a working time-travel mechanism.
John has to remain behind at headquarters. He looks after his and Kate's twin babies, Sarah and Kyle, and ponders the strange attraction he feels for Marcus Wright.

Part 2: 2019/2032; Kate Connor's POV.
Kate's team is either killed or evacuates the building, while Kate is in its center and discovers that the plans have proceeded further than anticipated: SkyNet's mechanism is almost ready for its first trial. In immediate danger of being destroyed, SkyNet decides to risk it and send a T-800 model 101 Terminator through the mechanism to travel to the year of Sarah Connor's birth and kill either its mother shortly before delivery, or baby Sarah. Kate has no other choice than follow the Terminator if she wants to preserve the original timeline.

Part 3: 2032, future John Connor's POV.
Kate arrives at a SkyNet facility of the future, not, as thought, the past. So did the T-800. They fight, soon joined by future John Connor and possibly future Marcus Wright. John and Kate are both shot; John not lethally, while Kate gets shot in the gut. She knows there's no way the human's medical facilities will allow to heal her wound. They destroy the T-800's body, although its head is preserved. Kate extracts its CPU and re-programms it, planning to send it back to 2004 so it can help past-John Connor and herself evade the T-X. She asks John to put the re-programmed CPU into a current T-850 model 101 Terminator and send it back, using a closed-down SkyNet facility (John had it secured by pulling the time-travel mechanism's main component). Her program includes partially falsified information. By not telling her younger self of her death and announcing John to have died in 2032, she hopes to give their younger selves the strength and motivation to get together and fight the machines. She's comforted knowing that her children are alive and happy (and around 13 years old), and that John has found love again in Marcus.

Part 4: 2019, Marcus Wright's POV.
Marcus ponders the events of the last months (Kate has been declared KIA when the facility blew, although John mourns having no body to bury), wonders about the time paradox regarding 2032, but enjoys growing closer to Marcus.
They have both mourned their lost loves (Blair was given the lead of another Resistance cell in another country and left before things between the two of them could become physical beyond 2nd base).
Marcus thinks about his growing acceptance among the Resistance and John's family, John's attempts to stay close and yet distanced from Kyle Reese, and lives through his and John's first time of having sex.
Marcus can feel, although physical sensations are muted in his new body. The sex is rough, John uses his teeth and nails to stimulate Marcus' skin, Marcus has no prostate, so all sensation while he's on the receiving end have to come from his cock and balls, and his anal muscles. John admits to (and lives out) his Terminator fetish.

the end.

edit 07 Jul 2009: Realized - with slight changes - as "Missing In Action, Presumed Dead".

Terminator timeline

  • Jun. 17th, 2009 at 3:48 AM
allaire: (oz-kiss)
1975T4Marcus Wright is born (22 August 1975).
1984T1Kyle Reese arrives in pre-apocalypse L.A. (12 May 1984). Sarah Connor meets him, sleeps with him (their son John is conceived), and loses him to a T-800 model 101 Terminator sent back in time to kill her.
1985T2John Connor is born (28 February 1985).
1994T3Sarah Connor develops leukemia.
1995T210-year-old John Connor and his mother are on the run from a T-1000 Terminator sent back in time (08 June 1995) by SkyNet to kill John, the future leader of the human Resistance; the T-800 model 101 Terminator sent by future John Connor to protect his younger self succeeds in saving them and insists on destroying itself to prevent its technology from falling into the wrong hands.
1997T1Judgment Day as first predicted (29 August 1997).
T3Sarah Connor dies of leukemia in Mexico and is cremated.
2003T4Marcus Wright is executed by lethal injection after signing his body over to Dr. Serena Kogan of Cyberdyne Systems.
2004T3John Connor and Kate Brewster attempt to evade a T-X Terminator sent back in time by SkyNet; a T-850 model 101 Terminator sent back by the future Kate Connor protects them, but they fail to avert the post-poned Judgment Day (24 July 2004).
2018T4The 'old' Resistance leaders are killed, Marcus Wright wakes in the world post-Judgment Day, searches for the truth about his second chance, and dies by giving his heart to a mortally wounded John Connor. Kate Connor is pregnant.
2029T1John Connor has won a major victory against SkyNet which sends a T-800 model 101 Terminator back in time to kill Sarah Connor; John sends Kyle Reese back as well to protect his mother.
T2When the T-1000 also manages to use the time-travel technology, John Connor sends a reprogrammed T-800 model 101 Terminator after it in order to stop it.
2032T3On the day of the Resistance's final victory over the machines, SkyNet sends a T-X Terminator back in time to kill John Connor's future lieutenants in the Resistance. A T-850 model 101 Terminator kills John Connor, is reprogrammed by Kate Connor, and sent back in time in order to stop the T-X.
allaire: (oz-kiss)
...opened by yours truly on [livejournal.com profile] connor_wright can be found here.

One might call it research. One might call it self-indulgent, wordy exposition. Whatever. The whole thing kept me sane and awake during a very boring lecture at work yesterday.

Now: I need food!

Numb3rs-verse research (or: What about Don?)

  • Apr. 28th, 2008 at 11:16 PM
allaire: (forest)
Gah. Argh.

How the heck did Don ever qualify for the FBI entrance exam?! Checking the job requirements as depicted on the FBI homepage, I can't see him fulfilling any of the criteria. Well, perhaps one. If I squint.

Blah. Blah. Blah. )

Dresden-verse research

  • May. 1st, 2007 at 9:34 PM
allaire: (oz-kiss)

The Dresden-verse is extensive and detailed, and contradicts other universes - especially the White Wolf roleplaying setting, i.e. "Vampire: The Masquerade", and Buffy the Vampire Slayer immensely.

Jim Butcher's vampires, faeries, Sidhe, werewolves, wizards etc. are his variations of the common myths, and while that's certainly interesting, it's also confusing as hell.

Since I've ended up with three different plotbunnies and even gave in to one of the persistent little buggers, I've been research girl (and yes, you needn't tell me I'm overdoing it. Again. Being a perfectionist sucks. Gah.). Anyway, I've posted twice to [livejournal.com profile] dresdenfic:

#1: What is the Senior Council, how does it try wizards suspected of having violated one or several of the Seven Laws of Magic? What are the Sidhe?

#2: Are the Dresden-verse vampires free to feed and kill at their own discretion?

Plus, my characters insist on being Captain Exposition, and are taking turns. Gah again. I want to the to the sexing. Pronto.

(further research links: Wikipedia: The Dresden Files and Wikidot: The Dresden Files)



Addendum as of 09 May 2007:

#3: How long ago did Bob die and was bound to his skull? And what about Winifred? )

(sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9)



Addendum as of 14 May 2007:

The Pagan Library: Rituals & Spells looks like a good basic Wiccan spellcraft resource.

Vampire Physiology 1.01

  • May. 25th, 2006 at 8:27 PM
allaire: (oz-kiss)

Ever since I started re-reading BtVS fanfic, I've been wondering about vampire physiology.

In episode 1x07 - "Angel", Giles said: "A vampire isn't a person at all. It may have the movements, the, the memories, even the personality of the person that it took over, but i-it's still a demon at the core, there is no halfway."

So, essentially, vampires are dead bodies taken over by a demon. Vampires don't breathe and have no heartbeat, therefore no blood circulating through their bodies.

So how does a vampire get an erection? Biology 1.01 has taught us that erections require for the male in question to have blood pumping through his body; blood that pools in the spongy body of the penis and stiffens it. No blood circulation equals no erection, and thus no spontaneous erections and, of course, no intercourse should be possible. The only explanation for Buffy and Spike "fucking the house down" I can come up with is that vampires might have the ability to consciously direct blood to certain parts of their bodies (or at least whatever liquid they have in their veins that does not congeal and flows without a muscle pumping it through the body). Which would mean for fanfic that Spike's erections would be deliberate and not induced by, for example, him smelling Buffy.

The second question concerns vampiric digestion. Evidently Spike likes to eat and drink human food - at least on occasion (for example hot chocolate with marshmallows, as seen in episode 3x08 - "Lovers' Walk"). No normal blood circulation means, however, that the internal organs in the vampire's body are inactive, although somehow the stomach has to work in a pretty specific way in order for the ingested blood to be introduced into the vampire's system. But human food? What happens to that? Do vampires who eat human food need to rid themselves regularly of what their system isn't equipped to handle? Something like owls or cats coughing up hairballs and small bones comes to mind. The whole idea sounds complicated and uncomfortable, and leads me to believe that the effort wouldn't be worth the taste (unless you're something like a bulimic vampire, of course).

So my conclusions are: a) Spike has total control over his erections, and b) Spike spends time crouched over the toilet whenever he ingests human food.

Peculiar.

Of course, we could also explain it all away with saying: "It's all demonic magic, of course!"

Whatever. I think I've spent more than enough time contemplating the state of Spike's erections. Eeep.