It was an amazing prompt..."I'd love a story in which my favourite minor Watchman gets centre stage – for example, solving a case with the other also-rans like Visit."
Lower-deck episodes are the BEST.
I actually noticed this prompt for the first time last year, when it showed up in the unfilled prompts list. I thought about writing it as a New Year's Resolution fic and even jotted down some notes about possible plotlines, but they all seemed a bit too big
and everybody knows I don't write longform. So I just left it and secretly hoped somebody else would write it.
Then the prompt showed up again in the letter spreadsheet for Yuletide 2010 and I decided I wanted to write it myself after all. So I made sure to offer the relevant characters on my signup form and I even offered Just William (a fandom I knew well enough to write, but wouldn't have necessarily offered otherwise) purely to increase my chances of matching on the dream prompt.
And then I got it as my main assignment! Everything after that should have been easy, right?( The sordid story of how I nearly got myself banned from Yuletide...Collapse )