So. Back in the autumn of '10, in the heady days of the emblanon
meme, some poor soul submitted the worksafe prompt "Finn and Glade's epic bromance."
That was a damn long time ago. I liked Finn but hadn't gotten
seriously into him and I barely remembered Glade existed, but I filed it away in the back of my head, just in case. More friendshippy stuff for SNES games are a good thing, right?
So, flash-forward to May of '12. I'm attempting to actually write the 'fic, but was stymied first by the theory and application of this thing called the "bromance" and secondly by the Alster segment of the narrative. With regard to the first, let me quote from a chat log of the time:
"So is the sexual tension/ship goggles part of it or not? 'Cause that's what's confusing me
As for the Alster segment, it bothered me enough that I cut that entire part out and tried to thrash it into a standalone (currently a 1,405 word WIP). But that didn't help me complete the original 'fic, which languished under the working title "Finn and Glade's Bogus Journey." If I don't have a real title that far into development, there's usually a problem. I shelved it, looked over it every now and again, picked it over, and kicked myself whenever it was time for a WIP inventory.
Then I went to a Gordon Lightfoot concert on Sunday night and got magically unstuck and finished the story
I've no idea who that poor anon prompter was, or if they're even still active in fandom. :(
Is nearly 7K words epic enough?