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Hey, remember how in 2003, everyone was writing SVU fic, and I waited until 2006 to do it? And then! Remember how in 2007, everyone was writing Criminal Minds fic, and I was writing SVU fic?

GUESS WHAT? It's 2012 and I am finally writing Criminal Minds fic!

Yeah, I don't know, I started this when I was on vacation and I managed to have no internet connection, no USB, and pretty much no way of transferring a word document off my 9-year-old computer, so I had to write it by hand. The bitch of it is, there are 13 parts to it, and goddamn by part 3 I was not only bored but also suffered from repetitive stress injury. Maybe someday I'll finish parts 4 to 13, but for now here's 1 to 3.

I probably should've mentioned this earlier, but this is the Criminal Minds AU that is a loose adaptation (really quite loose, I'd even say) of Gilmore Girls. I probably should mention this now, but there are totally Rossi/Prentiss overtones to it. Sorry, dude. Otherwise it is perfectly safe gen.

where you lead, i will follow

13 ways of looking at Emily Prentiss as a mother

1 | 2 | 3

ETA 5 August 2012 - I am literally too fucking lazy to do all the formatting here, so this fic from now on is only being updated at AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/461251

Look, I almost made it to the end of a whole post without bitching about how much I hate my job!

Date: 2012-07-18 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aquila1nz.livejournal.com
Hee! Just found this, and no time to read it before I leave work, but it's going straight in my phone to read soon as!

Date: 2012-07-18 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
YAY! I hope you like it despite the very vague het overtones it has ... or will have eventually. I don't know.

Date: 2012-08-01 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aquila1nz.livejournal.com
Hee, finally caught up, here and on AOAOA.

I love the title *g*

I love that it's a tour of characters, as Miranda grows.

And oh Emily, telling her The Tempest.

Date: 2012-08-01 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
Awwww, yay, I'm glad you like! Thanks for reading!

I realize now that it was a massively bad idea to go for the 13 ways thing, because I can't THINK of 13 characters, wtf.

Date: 2012-07-19 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverturtle87.livejournal.com
Your 'emily hearts babies' tag! Omg. Hahaha. I wasn't expecting it but it is perfect.

As for the story itself, I just read the three parts and I'm really happy you wrote them. The way you write makes it so effortless to be immersed in the world of the characters and their lives. I love how Matthew called up John and John just does not get it, even when he's face to face with his child, until Emily lays it out for him that it's not about him anymore (because it is now all about the baby and always will be from then on). Rossi would totally take in a wayward teenaged mother, and it wouldn't even be a sex thing with him (though I wouldn't be surprised if it DID get there eventually), because he's just such a care-taker...and his always having wanted to fire Eduardo made me laugh. Miranda becoming a more confident person than Emily was at her age makes perfect sense, Emily seems to have made a wise decision in getting out from under the Ambassador's influence. Of course JJ was a babysitter, of course she made ill-advised sexual decisions that were nearly disastrous, and of course seeing Emily just living her life and being a mother would light a fire under her to get the hell away from small-town awful for anywhere but here. I love everything going on so far. I hope you get the chance to write more, I'd really like to see what happens next.
Edited Date: 2012-07-19 04:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-07-19 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
Isn't it? I like that it matches my "alex hearts babies" tag.

Thanks so much for the awesome and detailed comment! Seriously, it means a lot! I'm really glad you are enjoying the fic. I wrote it mostly to entertain myself but I'm thrilled that it's working for you. I'm a little wary of going into too much Prentiss/Rossi in this fic (since it is all! about mothers! and daughters! they speak so fast yet they speak so true!) but he is her Luke! Sort of. I don't know. I sort of love this universe because everyone are a little broken and they have their own sorrows but their lives suck less than they do on the show. At least JJ doesn't have to marry Will.

I will try to write more! I actually have a list of all 13. I'm stuck on 4. I wonder if it would help if I wrote them out of order. Hmmm.

Date: 2012-07-22 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverturtle87.livejournal.com
It really is. I'd forgotten the "alex hearts babies" tag but I'm giggling about both of them now.

Thank YOU for putting this up! The stories authors write for themselves are usually the ones that work best for me, there's no sense of trying too hard to please an audience and that makes for much better storytelling. I think a safe bet is to imply the Prentiss/Rossi and let the blanks get filled in (or not) by imagination. Omg! Rossi is her Luke! I just, the idea of that is so fitting for their dynamic. There's a lot to love about this universe (gotta say, JJ not marrying Will is pretty much tops of my list for that), everyone being a little bit broken just makes it work better.

Please do! No rush though, obviously. I've heard that writing out of order can help. Try writing part four backwards, see if that'll help get things rolling on it.


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