Spring is here and my writing muse is getting into gear one again. Hurrah. Shadow of the Red Vixen
is coming along, but I've been contemplating modifying the plot a bit to take advantage of a possible spin off.
For those of you who didn't know already, Captive of the Red Vixen
started off as an AU fanfic inspired by chaypeta
webcomic. In the original story Melanie was actually Melika Softpaw's AU counterpart, who never met Terinu and ended up becoming a space pirate. Since CotRV was nearly independent from the Terinu
universe anyway, it was easy to modify into an original story.
A previously written story called "Spin Recovery" concerned Rufus Brushtail's AU counterpart, who instead of being a honorable, happy-go-lucky star pilot, ended up being a drunken, drug addicted wreck. Now even though he's based off of Rufus, their personalities are almost completely different. It'll take some work (mostly deleting the sub-plot with his knowledge of the secret of the Ferin and Commander Blake's vendetta against him) but I think I can also sell it as an original.
Firs though, I have to find a plausible way to introduce him into SotRV. I have some ideas, which will be helpful, since it'll further distance his origins from Rufus. have to see how the story plays out, and make sure introducing him doesn't interfere with hte main plot of Salli and Ali's developing relationship.