Tora (torakowalski) wrote,
Tora
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Guys! I need opinions! I'm writing a fic in which the POV character's parents get mentioned a lot. How should I handle this in terms of the narrative? Should I go for the tried and true "his dad said, his mum said" route? Should I make it an even closer POV and go for "Dad said, Mum said"? Or should I forget about it and just use their given names?

I know concencus is mostly for given names, but that doesn't ring true to me. I don't think about my parents by their first names, so would my POV character? Halp!

POV character thinks of his parents in the narrative as:

"his mom" / "his dad"
14(58.3%)
"Mom" / "Dad"
8(33.3%)
"Jill"* / "Joe"*
0(0.0%)
Something else that I may or may not tell you in comments
2(8.3%)

Bonus Question: Is Stéphane Lambiel love?

Yes!
3(11.5%)
Hell, yes!
7(26.9%)
... No?
0(0.0%)
Who?
4(15.4%)
Magical zebra with wings!
12(46.2%)

(*names changed to protect the innocent)


In other news, someone should write me a figure skating AU with always-a-girl!Johnny and always-a-girl!Evan where Johnny is tiny and graceful and the judges' favourite but Evan is more clinical and focused on spins and she gets told she's not feminine enough or a good role model for young girls.

Also, Johnny Weir is headlining a fundraiser for Equality California in support of marriage equality and someone should write me a fic where Stephane and Johnny decide to get married - not because they're in love but because they're best friends and they want to support the cause. Except, obviously, they end up falling in love. (There's a Pete/Gerard fic like this somewhere; yes, I'm totally stealing the idea from that!)
Tags: magicalzebra, poll!, seriously?figureskating, zebraswan
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