Saturday, July 9, 2011

Spanner Chapter 7: Love Missile (Revision 3)

Chapter 6

Chaos Angel Spanner — Book 1: Rock City Blues
Chapter 7: Love Missile (Revision 3)

Here it is, what in the first draft was the most yuri of the early chapters (then called "Here Come the Brides"). This time Leila's in big trouble, first from Valiant Team and their serial killer friend, and now here from the corporate media, the Fashion-Industrial Complex, and their camera-wielding hired thugs called paparazzi. Who riot. Then Shira has her "all rock star" birthday, followed by September 11 a.k.a. Patriot Day. The trouble now comes fast and furious. Can you handle it?

Special Guest Stars: Vice President Sarah Palin AMERICA! and her dog Spot! soon-to-be ex-husband...

Third Edition Update: You’ll notice a major change in the section order. The former 8.1 is now in its proper place as the first part of this chapter, as the new 7.1 immediately followed 6.6 in the first draft (when they were the end of Chapter 7 and the beginning of Chapter 8). Leila now has a greatly expanded role, since she is the star of Chapter 8. Ayla’s name has been corrected from “Aira” for reasons explained in 7.1. And the opening sequence of Part 19.6 has been changed as part of this chapter’s revision.

Table of Contents:
  1. Pretty Baby (July 16, 2011, revised 10/22/11)
  2. The Marriage Exception (July 9, 2011, revised 10/2/11)
  3. Caturday (July 10, 2011, revised 10/22/11)
  4. Pizza and Crocodile Tears (July 11, 2011, revised 10/22/11)
  5. The Birthday Party (July 12, 2011, revised 10/22/11)
  6. Here Come the Brides (July 13, 2011, revised 10/22/11)
  7. Interlude 5: The Law of Social Darwinism (July 15, 2011, revised 10/2/11)
The original chapter intro still holds true. Except for the part about this chapter having nothing to do with the Shira/Leila relationship; I corrected that issue, since the two have now known each other since Chapter 3...
Okay, yuri fans, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Originally Chapter 5 in the original JulNoWriMo 2010 draft, this entire chapter is pure yuri in concentrate. Ironically, it has nothing about the story’s central relationship, the one between Shira and Leila...

Even though I wrote this chapter from scratch in July and all its story ideas are new, it has its roots in the mid-Nineties origin of Spanner. First I read Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae in 1992, then I found the infamous yaoi manga Desperate Love 1989 (Zetsuai) in fan translation online in 1996. The combination was as explosive as the chemical reaction that results when you put metallic sodium in water, and Spanner began to take its mature form as the yuri manga I wanted it to be. You can consider this chapter an aftershock of that mind bomb.
Chapter 8

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