8.13.2012

There's a New Story in Town

...and it's written by me.

Yes, that's right. I came back to Chuck. This idea hit me a week and a half ago and I've been working on it pretty furiously ever since (just ask any of the people I talk to on gchat). It meant doing a lot of research. Like, seriously, A LOT of research.  For a woman who can barely swim and ducks when she plays volleyball, writing a story where Sarah's the fandom equivalent of Misty May-Traenor and Chuck's diving off of the 10-m platform in no way qualifies under the rule "write what you know."

Erm, yeah, you read that right. Sarah does beach volleyball.  In the bikini and everything. If anybody's wondering if this story is my attempt to truly break mxpw, you're not far from the truth.


But so far, he's managing to hold it together while he betas one chapter after the next. Barely. It was touch and go for a little bit, but we only needed the defibrillator once, okay?  But I have not forgotten the ladies in the audience, either as Chuck is a diver. And you know what divers wear?


Yeah.  I hope you like the new story.  You can read it here on ff-net or here on AO3, and there's lots of adorables, Olympic antics, and Carina.  Like, lots of Carina. Way more Carina than Morgan.

Happy reading!

Frea

PS -- this is relevant.

8 comments:

  1. Poor Max. He's doomed.

    ;)

    Ser'ously, Chuck fans *do* seem to have an inventive, literary, musical or otherwise artistic bent. (I suspect that's not so much the show, nor so much the fan it attracted, but a combination of the two, btw.) So why not add athletic? Works for me.

    Besides it's a fact known far and wide that I run while listening to the show's music soundtrack on my mp3 play, all the while dreaming of medaling in the decathlon... (well, make that in the past tense. Bad hip, you know. Sigh. My Olympic dreams lay shattered.).

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    1. Yeah, that's the joy of fandom. You can say, "Hey, what would happen if Carina and Sarah were soccer players and Chuck was at the Olympics working on the score clock?" and then it somehow turns into a fic where everybody's an Olympic athlete and there are Speedos and bikinis.

      My own Olympic dreams were shattered early by sheer and total laziness. I didn't actually listen to any Chuck music while writing this one, though. Weird.

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  2. Really can't wait for more of this one, Frea. Super pumped for some.. awesome olympic action? :D

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    1. There is plenty of action in the story, I promise! As to whether or not Chuck and Sarah are in on any of that action, I'm pleading the fifth for now. ;)

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  3. Mikro14.8.12

    Wow, I already read the first chapter and it was awesome! It is a bit odd to think of Morgan as a trampoline Master, though :p

    Anyway, how is "that which is greater" going? i really love that universe, but it has been a while (months!!) since it was last updated. Do you have any date in mind for the next chapter / spin off?

    :)

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    1. Nope. :)

      Glad you're enjoying SSD, though.

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  4. Anonymous15.8.12

    I watched Middleman just to get the !!!! reference :D it was pretty funny. Love the story and I'm so happy that it's completed. Can't wait to read more :)

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    1. WELCOME TO THE MIDDLEFAN RANKS. Here's your Ghostbusters reference kit, your Heydar keycodes, and the keys to your illegally rented sublet that you share with another young, photogenic artist should be arriving in the mail any day now.

      :)

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