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Need help for a NCIS/X-men fic.
Desperately in need of help of someone who likes both X-men and NCIS.

Esp. NCIS. I'm trying to write a crossover, but I've only seen a few eps of NCIS. (unfortuntely of my options in the exchange that pairing is the only one that really interested me.

Anyway, I'm trying to write a sort of meeting between Abby Scutio and Scott Summers. And my deadline is really close as in today.

I desperately need to talk to an NCIS fan, and then someone to beta. It's short, will probably be barely 1500 words.

Though I need to know if I'm getting Abby right, so anyone out there willing to help out?

And yes, I do know I shouldn't be trying to write for  a show of which I haven't seen more than a few eps.
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fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I like both X-Men and NCIS! :D I can possibly help, but I'm leaving for class in just a little bit, but I'll be back at 2PM (Central Time).
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 2nd, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you so much. Sorry for the delay in responding, lj was down again.

uhm, are you on aim, yim or msn messenger, or do you prefer private messages?
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Private messaging on LJ works for me. :D So you just need help in checking Abby's characterization? :D
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 2nd, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
well that and one basic fact, before I need to drop what I've got.

Does Abby go on cases with them? And if she does, would they go to a bar together, or let her go alone?

Well erase is a big word, but if she doesn't, I need to set the story in Washington.
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Abby is mostly in her lab, but I believe she has done some field work on some occasions. I don't think it would be out of the question for her to go to a bar with the NCIS team members, especially McGee. Gibbs is the only one I don't think would go, but he might. I wouldn't rule out the possibility that they would all go together. If they're on a case, I'm not sure if Gibbs would let Abby go off on her own; he's protective, but that's not to say that Abby wouldn't go on her on against his orders if she had a reason to. Now, if it's just Abby going to a bar, it wouldn't be out of the question that she'd go by herself.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 2nd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good, I'm having Scott working as a bartender, and I figured if Abby was with the team, he could overhear them talking about the case they're working on.
(aka a marine who was murdered when his mutation manifested)

Don't see Abby talking about the case with a stranger, so having the team, or at least some members of the team there would make it more likely. Right?

I have been watching the first eight or so eps of NCIS in the past few hours, unfortunately, there's not much Abby in them. They do get me interested in Kate, which is not a bad thing, since the requester actually mentioned her in their request*g*
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't see Abby talking about the case with a stranger, so having the team, or at least some members of the team there would make it more likely. Right?
Definitely. Not to give too many spoilers away about later seasons (unless you want them), but Abby is very, very careful about who she tells information to.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 2nd, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would she ever interrogate someone if she thought he knew more about the case? Or should I just have Kate do that part?

I'm having her guess that he's a mutant, because he's the only one in the area who actually seems to care that the marine was murdered. Though I'm thinking I need to change that part. Maybe give her more hints than just that he cares and the look of him wearing glasses indoors.
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Kate should do the interrogating. Abby is usually never around the suspects, but if she's on a field assignment with the group it could make sense that she was there while the interrogating was going on. I could definitely see Abby guessing that he was a mutant. She's into the less normal things in the world... Also, she has a stuffed hippo named Bert that makes farting noises when she hugs it. I'm just throwing that out there. XD
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 2nd, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, I could have Abby next to Kate as she's pretending to nicely ask him some questions, and then come out with the mutant question, which Scott of course would deny, since well the last mutant in the area got murdered over it.*g*

I want at least one scene later on where Scott shows his powers to Abby, by shooting a hole through a coin. (comic Scott is capable of it, so movieverse Scott should be too. ;-) )

Just lucky I got an extension till sunday, cause I need to head to bed now...

But is it ok, if I send you the somewhat altered version tomorrow morning?

just happy that I've seen at least some eps. I'll be placing the fic in s1 out of necessity, but at least I've seen more than two eps now.

I must admit that after reading all those NCIS crossovers, I expected Gibbs to be older ;-)
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, send whenever you're ready! :D

Gibbs is awesome. XD I heart him, and Abby too! Gibbs, Abby, McGee, and Duckie (and Palmer) are my favourite characters.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 2nd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately the requester put Gibbs up as the character they didn't want the story to focus on. The exchange allows you to name up to three chars people don't want the fic to be focused on. So I can't use him too much.
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 2nd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seems like it would be hard to do an NCIS story without Gibbs... but Kate was always an effective leader, so it's good that the requester doesn't mind her being there. Tony also can be a good team leader when he wants. Kate and Abby got to have a pretty good rapport.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 3rd, 2011 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
well it's only a character piece and I must admit, it's mostly focused on Scott. But I guess it's a bit like with me and Smallville crossovers, where it's so common to see a focus on Chloe that when I gave a prompt for one, I specifically asked for a story that didn't focus on her for a change*g*
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 3rd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I just sent you what I've got of the story so far, had to put it in two messages, cause It was just a little over the limit*g*

Anyway, it's mostly focusing on Scott, cause I actually know him better, but I hope that what there is of Abby and Kate looks right.
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 4th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope I was able to help a little. :D
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 4th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
you have enormously, still trying to think of an ending.

Sorry for not responding sooner, but I was out with my brother yesterday, celebrating his birthday and all*g*
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 4th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay, just finished it.

Uhm, would you mind betaing it?
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 4th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can try. :D
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 4th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much, hoping the fic doesn't end too abrupt, but better something than nothing.

where should I send it?
fenderlove From: fenderlove Date: December 4th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
fendertvs (at) yahoo (dot) com

Do you want me to highlight things in red or something like that for grammar and spelling?
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: December 4th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
please, if possible.

I like to learn from betas, so I can improve on what I did wrong in the future.

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