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Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« on: April 09, 2007, 05:37:56 pm »
Ok, who's gonna write me a steamy fan fic with Ennis and Jack as engineers and/or brakemen out on the Railroad?   :D

Here we see a picture of SP "Hogger" Ennis leaving the City of San Francisco in 1981.  (See cowboy hat on the "Hogger").  They don't have to be (and I prefer them not to be) located in San Francisco...



I want lots of steamy sex out in the middle of nowhere when they're waiting "in the hole" or their train has "mechanical problems".  ;)   All that lube and grease in the Engine compartment for emergency repairs..  :o

They will have to deal with all the homophobia of the other men who work on the railroad, and they must keep thier romance and relationship a secret. (Which is why this will be "Brokeback Railroad".)  Will their love survive out on the rails?  Can they keep their love a secret?  Will there be 'others' out there with them?

To assist you with your writing, here's some Railroad terminology and slang:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_terminology

(Some of these are really out there, and were not in use by the '60's or '70's):
http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/glossry1.Html


Ok, ready, set, write:D


« Last Edit: April 09, 2007, 05:43:06 pm by sfericsf »

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 08:45:24 pm »
Eric,

Thank you for posting this.

I actually had a suggestion a while ago for a "plot bunny" thread...ie, a thread suggesting ideas to those who might be so creatively inspired to run with an idea and turn it into something. You have given a great description here, Eric, and maybe someone will pick up his/her pen as a result. We can only hope, I would like to read what might come of this.

Meanwhile, if other folks want to post other plot bunnies, maybe this can be the place?

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 09:00:26 pm »
I can just see it now.....


Ennis:   "Jack, that is one mighty fine caboose you have there".

Jack:  "Thanks for noticing.   It gets lonely in there, but I'd share it with you if you need a place to spend the night"

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 12:41:51 am »
I can just see it now.....


Ennis:   "Jack, that is one mighty fine caboose you have there".

Jack:  "Thanks for noticing.   It gets lonely in there, but I'd share it with you if you need a place to spend the night"

I'm gettin' excited already!!  :D  :D

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 08:19:59 am »
Ok, who's gonna write me a steamy fan fic with Ennis and Jack as engineers and/or brakemen out on the Railroad?   :D


Great idea!

.  .  .
Meanwhile, if other folks want to post other plot bunnies, maybe this can be the place?

L

Another great idea, L! 


I can just see it now.....


Ennis:   "Jack, that is one mighty fine caboose you have there".

Jack:  "Thanks for noticing.   It gets lonely in there, but I'd share it with you if you need a place to spend the night"

Keep going, David!  :)

Thanks,
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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 08:49:18 am »
I can just see it now.....


Ennis:   "Jack, that is one mighty fine caboose you have there".

Jack:  "Thanks for noticing.   It gets lonely in there, but I'd share it with you if you need a place to spend the night"

The only caboose that would interest Ennis is the one in the backside of Jack's jeans. ...

Thanks to TS1 we already know that Ennis's locomotive fits Jack's tunnel. ...
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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 10:20:22 am »
The only caboose that would interest Ennis is the one in the backside of Jack's jeans. ...

Thanks to TS1 we already know that Ennis's locomotive fits Jack's tunnel. ...

Welll ermm, yes Jeff I think we do. That was very eloquently put there.... good descrptive writing that lol.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Are you writing anything else then young man? Or have you already done so and I havnt seen it? If you have I want a link please. I,ve still got your ghost story btw. I often read it.

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 10:43:18 am »
Welll ermm, yes Jeff I think we do. That was very eloquently put there.... good descrptive writing that lol.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Are you writing anything else then young man? Or have you already done so and I havnt seen it? If you have I want a link please. I,ve still got your ghost story btw. I often read it.

Aww, thank you! Your kind comments just made my morning.  :)

No, I haven't written anything since I finished "All I Got and All I Want." The Muse has been silent this winter.  :-\
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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 10:53:28 am »
Eric,

Thank you for posting this.

I actually had a suggestion a while ago for a "plot bunny" thread...ie, a thread suggesting ideas to those who might be so creatively inspired to run with an idea and turn it into something. You have given a great description here, Eric, and maybe someone will pick up his/her pen as a result. We can only hope, I would like to read what might come of this.

Meanwhile, if other folks want to post other plot bunnies, maybe this can be the place?

L

Good idea, Leslie.

Not to hijack Eric's thread, but I'll share an idea that crossed my mind because I'm sure I'll never get around to trying to write it. Since people seem to be writing some really, really AU stories, I once had an idea to place Ennis and Jack in the cavalry in the West of the 1870s. Ennis would be civilian scout, because he'd look so good in a buckskin jacket  ;) , and Jack would be either a noncommissioned officer, or maybe, just possibly, a lieutenant, because he'd look so good in a blue cavalry uniform. (Guess he wasn't too broke up for the army, after all. ...  :))

I think I have the "technical background" to write an AU railroad story, but it wouldn't be what Eric is looking for. It would just be another of my PG-rated AU exercises, and the steam would come from a locomotive, not from the boys. ...  :-\
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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 10:58:26 am »
Aww, thank you! Your kind comments just made my morning.  :)

No, I haven't written anything since I finished "All I Got and All I Want." The Muse has been silent this winter.  :-\

Your very welcome hun. :)
Why dont you have a go at this steamy fic then? I know you could do it. Go on..you know ya wanna. Get those carnal thoughts flowing kiddo. ;) ;) ;) :laugh:

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 01:02:02 pm »
Your very welcome hun. :)
Why dont you have a go at this steamy fic then? I know you could do it. Go on..you know ya wanna. Get those carnal thoughts flowing kiddo. ;) ;) ;) :laugh:

Don't I wish! But there's never enough time, never enough. ...  :-\
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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 01:41:44 pm »
I think I have the "technical background" to write an AU railroad story, but it wouldn't be what Eric is looking for. It would just be another of my PG-rated AU exercises, and the steam would come from a locomotive, not from the boys. ...  :-\

To be honest, that would be fine too, as I'm more interested in reading about their life experiences, rather than the steamy sex.  The latter is just icing on the cake, and in some Fan Fic's I've actually skipped reading the paragraphs of sex and continued on with the story...

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2007, 12:23:09 am »
Ennis and Jack will not only ride horses, they'll also drive Iron Horses, too.  :D

Ok, write:

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009, 10:35:21 pm »
(sigh).. Still waitin' for my Brokeback Railroad fan fic... *taps foot*

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2011, 01:07:30 am »
Maybe I'll have to write this story one day....

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 10:45:45 am »
There was the train at the opening, before Jack gets there.
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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 12:55:17 pm »
There is 'Union Pacific' by Maggie, although it's not about the railroad as such.

It's the first of a trilogy, and it's excellent!

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Re: Brokeback Railroad (Request)
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 01:31:01 pm »
There is 'Union Pacific' by Maggie, although it's not about the railroad as such.

It's the first of a trilogy, and it's excellent!

Unfortunately, Maggie deleted her Livejournal a few years ago. That was a loss. She was very prolific. The only "major"  story of hers I read was Mason Dixon. I liked it so much I wanted to read more of her work--DelMar Painting in particular--but she shut everything down.
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