on the bright side pic.twitter.com/mDNQq8yevj— kassie (@dear_llama) October 15, 2014
My Norwegian one-shot became a Finnish one-shot thanks to Eurovision. Maybe it will become a Norwegian one again in thanks to him. Like, why the hell would I want to base my male protagonist on him? But he's the only Finn I know, so it's not like I can base Aksel on anyone else.
Here are excerpts of the scenes I've already written. I have a feeling the one-shot is going to be a huge one if I ever do finish it. Maybe I won't. I don't really want to write it anymore. But I do want to finish it someday. Maybe when I'm not feeling so angry anymore.
I usually wouldn't post such spoiler excerpts, but since I may not finish it anytime soon, here goes.
...Okay, I realise I need to give some sort of introduction since the excerpts are so fragmented. Basically, the story is set in Edinburgh, Scotland. And the characters here are all international students on a one-semester university exchange programme. Which is why there are characters from all over the world.
Summary: It was meant to be just a fling. After all, who could fall in love in just six months?
...Well, yeah. This is literally everything I have written for the one-shot. (It also gives some insight into the chaotic way I write... haha.)
I started off wanting to write about an international romance but as I wrote it ended up becoming some kind of thing about relations in an international setting... Aksel isn't even in half of that first excerpt.
Also, a lot of these things really did happen. All of the characters that appeared here are based on real people that I know... and most of what they say are also based on real conversations. It's only now that I realise how many international friends I have (or had, since I think I don't talk to half of them anymore).
It is also only now that I realise how dangerous it is to be my friend. You inevitably end up representing your country in my stories somewhere along the way.
Sigh. I probably should stop acting so childish and continue writing the one-shot. Especially since it touches on issues that are very very close to my heart.