Apr. 25th, 2011

mijan: (To Boldly Go...)
So, I'm working on a collaboration fic.  It didn't start out that way.  You see, gone_ashore had a Brilliant Idea (TM), and needed a beta with some general medical knowledge and an eye for tormenting Jim Kirk in every possible way.  As she began working, and I began beta'ing, it slowly morphed into a collaboration.  I started supplying more and more content, and finally we realized that we might as well turn it into a collab.  I've NEVER done a collaboration before, so this... is something new for me on many levels.

I went back and modified the first couple of sections (marking my territory?), we both went over the edits, and we're just about ready to post Part 3.  The thing is, we decided that we'd like to have the fic posted on BOTH of our journals.  So, before we post Part 3, I'm going to post the first two parts on my journal.  Part 1 is going up today, and Part 2 is going up tomorrow.  Then, we'll both post Part 3 simultaneously on our respective journals.  Read and comment wherever you prefer.

Now, here's the clincher.  This is an mpreg fic.  NO, this is not about magical ass babies.  No, we're not talking about men turning into women, physically OR emotionally.  In our classic tradition of absolutely tormenting Jim Kirk, the situation is one of alien biomedical experimentation and engineering, and this is NOT a happy, consenting, expectant good time.  It's a medical train wreck and a psychological disaster.  (Good times, eh?)  As always, it's a character exploration.  

If you generally avoid reading mpreg because it:
- glosses over medical impossibilities
- turns male characters into women
- ignores deep-seated gender psychology
- is a fluffy, crack-tastic "omg baby!" fanfiction trope
... then give our fic a try.  We're doing something different. 

Then, maybe, if I can survive writing this fic, I'll finally be able to make myself write the H/D mpreg fic that I promised someone so long ago.  *sigh*

Anyway, the first section will be posted on my journal soon.  I dare you to read it.  ;)
mijan: (Kirk: Gotta be fucking kidding me)
Title: “No Man’s Land
Authors: Gone_ashore and Mijan
Rating: R
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy
Word Count: 10,000 for part 1.
Warnings: Triggery. References to alien experimentation, graphic descriptions, mpreg.
Summary: Because even in the 23rd century, men don’t have babies. Gender lines have been blurred in so many ways, but not in this.

Notes: First, I’ve never done a collaboration before. Some of this is my work, some of it is Gone_Ashore's work. In some spots, our writing is so mingled we’ve lost track. We’ve decided to both post on our LJ’s, so you’ll see it in both places. Read and comment wherever you prefer.

As far as the trope of mpreg… don’t let the subject matter fool you! This is mpreg, but it’s not crack. It’s actually a serious attempt to deal with the issues (psychological, medical, practical) that would come up should a man find himself pregnant as a result of a non-con situation. We’re exploring the conflicts, gender issues, the medical train wreck, the alien bioengineering technology, and the potential fallout. Although every author’s approach to mpreg is different, we’re trying for something unusual. I’ve never written mpreg before. I’d never planned to do it. I got pulled into this fic as a beta, and quickly became a collaborating author. This is the only way I could ever write mpreg. If you trust my writing and you trust me not to fuck up a trope, give it a try.


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