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Why does this always happen? 
10th-Aug-2004 09:05 pm
knitting sketch
I'm sitting here, checking the flight arrivals' board at Luton Airport. I'm so bored, I've managed to finish Chapter 11 of Family. So, I gaze and gaze, and refresh and refresh and, you know what? Every flight has an updated ETA except the one from Dublin. It's always like this. I check in case the flight is delayed, and I'd be stuck having to pay for parking while I wait at the terminal. But, finally, I can wait no longer if I'm to be there on time, and I head off.

I got to the airport one time and waited over an hour. The delay didn't appear on the boards until after the due arrival time had passed. Any bets on what's going to happen tonight? Things stand like this at present;
Flight Airport STA ETA Status
EZY2036 Zurich 22:15 22:05 Estimated 22:05
ZB069 Gibraltar 22:25 00:00 Estimated 00:00
EZS911 Geneva 22:30 22:30 Estimated 22:30
EZY2562 Paris (Cdg) 22:30 22:30 Estimated 22:30
FR342 Dublin 22:35 22:35
EZY2508 Nice 22:40 22:40 Estimated 22:40
EZY2108 Berlin (Schonefeld) 22:50 22:50 Estimated 22:50
FCA631D Palma 22:50 22:40 Estimated 22:40
EZY2204 Madrid (Barajas) 23:10 23:50 Estimated 23:50
EZY2270 Barcelona 23:50 23:50 Estimated 23:50
ZB057 Tenerife-south 23:55 00:55 Estimated 00:55
10th-Aug-2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
You think you're bored? At work today my entire days work consisted of picking up the phone - once.
10th-Aug-2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
I should have sent Chapter 11 to you earlier today then?

*grumble* Knew I shouldn't have fiddled with it so long.
10th-Aug-2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
It'll fill the time nicely tomorrow.

I've buried my head under the sand about my chapter five. I can't get anything to work in my head, let alone paper. I think it's because it's a small scene that's got away from me. I've been trying to write a scene which is a vamp and his phone, externalizing it (while I totally see your point) reduces the scene to something much more minor and really means that I might as well cut the lot (except the end).
10th-Aug-2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
I think you're right to cut it. There's far too much reflecting on things from the past. Spike's a now moment guy. He brings up the past lots of times, I admit, but always in a physical context with someone else. (with Angel in Destiny, for example.) I still think you could use some of the phone scene, just not take it to the lengths you have. Both it and the final scene should be part of a longer chapter - the teaser perhaps?
10th-Aug-2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
Need to think about it some more. I think the structure is okay, but it needs to be MUCH lighter. I might get away with cutting about 1500 words and then leaving it. The problem about stripping it back too far is where I'm going next - probably back to Buffy (though her chapter is intropective too - and I promise it is the last like that - hers is better because it's structured around a conversation with Willow) - and tacking it onto to that will look a bit wierd.
10th-Aug-2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
I found this undress James game over on CDS. If you're that bored, have a go - but don't you dare start playing until you've checked over the chapter. Apprently it's addictive, and no-one has been able to get his pants off yet. (ignore the instructions about installing the language pack)
10th-Aug-2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
Humph. It doesn't work for me. Typical.
10th-Aug-2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
What doesn't work? The link? Try it again without the embeding.

10th-Aug-2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
No I just get a red X.
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