The theme was 'Unity'. And Jesus God, did this kick my ass. Let me illustrate:
FIC: You really don't want to write this.
ME: Sure I do! It has a robot in it! I've been wanting to write about a robot since Round One of October!
FIC: Whatever, bitch. You really don't want to write this, honest. See how hard I'm making it for you?
ME: I will admit this is a little difficult. Just a tad. Going slightly less than swimmingly.
FIC: YOU HAVE NO PLOT.
ME: But there's a robot in it! Look! Look! See?
FIC: The robot isn't doing anything.
ME: He's integral to the plot!
FIC: What plot?
ME: Well...um, it's like, a first chapter! Yes! I'm world building!
FIC: You've wasted two hours on on-line name generators.
ME: It's research!
FIC: And I'm not really sure you actually got the theme anywhere in here.
ME: Come on! There's the...there's a united front thing there. Yeah. With the army. And stuff.
FIC: It's nearly one o'clock in the morning. Give up. Seriously. You suck.
But I persevered. Or at least I finished it. It's less coherent than I wanted, but I did get the robot in it. And the theme was what inspired the first image of the ficlet. I swear.
This is for innana88
. Something about it just made me think of her.
And I hope that it's obvious that the views of the characters in this ficlet do not represent mine. I just make this shit up.
(Helpful link to brigits_flame
, for those who might be interested.)( The people of Ruesh have a saying: )