30 November 2009 @ 09:56 pm
[ profile] mina_de_malfois has posted the end to her stories, and so with it comes the finale of Case's.

Which isn't to say that I'll never return; Mina has left the possibility of side stories or alternate-universes open, and so shall I. But for the foreseeable future, we leave our observation of the fictional Case here.

I've been writing Case, off and on, since August 2007. A lot's changed for me in those two years. Maybe, if Mina writes that detective alternate-universe story she suggested was a possibility, maybe I'll do a Case-as-lawyer story to match...

But in the meantime, enjoy the finale. And remember what Case said--everything is circular.

Case Study, Part 15 )
Soundtrack: The Further Adventures of Nick Danger Private Eye - Firesign Theatre - How Can Y
Velocity: creative
24 September 2009 @ 03:09 pm
At long last, my companion piece to [ profile] mina_de_malfois story 3.11, "...and the Class War." With this, I'm back up to date with Mina (since I only post to full stories, not parts such as "End of Summer" part 1). Which is good.

This one, I have to admit, is weak. I couldn't figure out exactly what to do with the May 1 story. Finally, I fell back on an old trope--"Case weighs in." I also threw in a bit of what was happening to other characters, as best I could. (It doesn't help that right now, I'm in the middle of a job search...)

I have to be honest...right now, pleasure writing is not exactly high on my priorities.

But anyway. Maybe by the time 3.12 finishes, some creative juices will be flowing again.

Case Study, Part 14 )
Soundtrack: You Never Give Me Your Money - The Beatles - Abbey Road
Velocity: ambivalent
05 September 2009 @ 05:50 pm
I almost feel too embarrassed to post this. (Almost) It's literally been over four months since the corresponding [ profile] mina_de_malfois story went live. All I can say is, the end of April wasn't a great time for me for obvious reasons, and then I was caught up in other things. But with Mina returning this week, it's only appropriate I try to play catch-up.

So, this story and one more are due (this one corresponding to 3.10, and the next to 3.11), and then I'll try to get something going for when Mina finishes 3.12.

Amusingly, the first line of this was the same one I'd thought up back when I first read 3.10, freshly thought up this time around.

Case Study, Part 13 )
Velocity: accomplished
Soundtrack: Mandelbrot Set - Jonathan Coulton - Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
This is late, by the standards of when I post relative to [ profile] mina_de_malfois. I blame law school.

Case Study, Part 12 )
Velocity: thoughtful
Soundtrack: When the Wind Changes - Echo's Children - As Good As Any
02 February 2009 @ 12:12 am
As much as [ profile] mina_de_malfois apologizes for a slow pace, I always seem to be rushing these out the door. I've already updated the footnotes for this, so enjoy.

Case Study, Part 11 )
Velocity: tired
Soundtrack: Drinking with You - Jonathan Coulton - Thing a Week III
I honestly hadn't expected a Mina story so soon after the previous, given Mina's busy schedule. Thankfully, this time, the behind-the-scenes work was obvious. I cut off before the scenes everybody thinks comes next, but that's to be expected.

Apologies to Zee's original self--who hopefully knows who he is--but this was irresistible.

Case Study, Part 10 )

You know, I'm just glad that Mina was busy about the same time I was taking my exams...
Velocity: relaxed
Soundtrack: Cowboy Lips - The Bobs - 20 Songs 20 Years: The Best of The Bobs
No, the Case stories didn't go away, any more than the Mina stories did. They're just slow to come out when the authors get busy. And law school certainly qualifies. But as the third part of "Therapeutic Impulse" went up earlier this week, so too comes your next look at another perspective...

Case Study, Part 9 )

Edit: Oh, and the footnotes have been updated.
Velocity: creative
Soundtrack: My Breakup Song Is Shorter Than Yours - Brooke Lunderville - Downloaded
In retrospect, the Case Study series has enough references to warrant this. I've not footnoted things which you would know from the [ profile] mina_de_malfois series, though, such as sparkly vampires. If you have any recommendations for other footnotes, let me know.

Case Notes )
Velocity: referential
Soundtrack: Two Note - Jordin Kare - Parody Violation
07 July 2008 @ 03:02 pm
It's been a few months, but don't talk to me--I write based on the [ profile] mina_de_malfois stories, and as I understand it Mina has been busy.

But "Wizard's Staff" has finished, and with it comes your look on the other side of the record:

Case Study, Part 8 )

Not long on events, I grant, but I hope it's at least entertaining. I'll note that here, I've injected a bit of myself into both Jamie and Case, especially regarding the "privileged child" issue. It's something I've struggled with myself. I may expand on this in future parts.
Soundtrack: The Jones Laughing Record (Introducing The Flight Of The Bumble Bee) - Spike Jo
Velocity: accomplished
04 March 2008 @ 05:45 pm
Short one this time, reflecting the abbreviated writing time. The latest Mina story was up sooner than I'd expected...

Case Study, Part 7 )

Not my best, I'm afraid, but I want to keep it current. And I like some of it.
Soundtrack: Stuck In The Middle With You - Da Vinci's Notebook - Bendy's Law
Velocity: satisfied