I had this sort of vague idea for a Good Will Hunting AU. Mark would, of course, be Will, the genius from the wrong side of the tracks with the sharp tongue and the chip on his shoulder. Dustin can be Chuckie, the hilarious sidekick character who is bad at picking up chicks. Eduardo can be the confused Harvard girlfriend. Sean can be the psychology prof. Peter Theil can be the douchey MIT math prof. The Winklevii are, of course, like them apples. It all works so well! Alas, I tried to write pieces of it, and I'm just not feeling the story as a whole. It'd take a lot to adapt it so that Mark's character could fit into Will's place in the narrative, and I just don't care enough to put the work in.
I went back and reread some older fic in fandoms I haven't really read in a while. It's kind of amazing to go back and look at your ~influences~ and see how they hold up. Pretty damn well, if I do say so myself.
Still enjoying Revenge! It feels like they're still setting stuff up, but it also feels like they know exactly where they're going and how they're going to get there. I really like Daniel as a character, and that's a tough act to pull. Actually, I like all of the characters except Declan. That kid needs to DIAF.
Have somewhat added Vampire Diaries to my slate of TV watching. It's trashy and fun and much better put together than True Blood, as crazy as that sounds. It's like not having an HBO budget is forcing them to actually rely on characterization and plot instead of whatever gimmick they've decided to come up with for the season.
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