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Baby It's You - Inspiration Post

Chapter One:

The Post Grad party in featured in this chapter was inspired by both the last scene of “Graduation” (4x3”) on The Middle and a clip from Shelly Pomroy’s party off the pilot episode of the television show Veronica Mars,

I liked the bit where a girl licked Duncan Kane’s neck and decided to let the girl in the story lick Darrin’s neck as a little throwback to the Pilot episode of Veronica Mars.



The last section of chapter one was inspired from my own Veronica Mars fanfiction titled “Rendezvous At Dog Beach”

Chapter Two:

1950s white pickett fence house

The cottage that inspired the place where Sue, Axl and Hutch stayed for the Summer.

Window Seat

The window seat my head canon imagned Sue would sit at. Only it was more "cushiony" than that.

And to remind you readers to what Axl's Chevy Nova looks like:

Axl's Chevy Nova


Axl's Chevy Nova2

Chapter three:

The ferris wheel scene was totally inspired by “The O.C.” when Marissa Cooper kisses Ryan Atwood on a ferris wheel ride.

RyanMarissa_FerrisWheelKiss

The Video:



The extended version of the video:



Plus this adorable picture.
PS: See the purple octopus? That was "Octie" who I mentioned in this chapter.

HeckKids_FerrisWheel

The fire eating video that prompted me to write the scene of the fire eating:



Chapter Four:

I was wondering what headcanon of  Zac universealternating had decided upon in her fanfic "What The Heck", (who I had a brief appearance in my fic) and she said it was up to me, so my headcaon had decided Zac looked strangely like Alex Pettyfer from "I Am Number Four".

Zac 3

Zac

If you don't remember who Courtney and Debbie are, here is a picture to kindly remind you:

Courtney & Debbie

So, to keep that in mind....

This is my headcanons of who Carla and Desiree look like:

Dianna Agron's "Quinn Fabray" as Carla:

QuinnAsCarla2

QuinnAsCarla4

And Charisma Carpenter's "Cordelia Chase" as Desiree:

Cordy_AsDes

Cordy_AsDes3

Chapter Five:

The outfits my headcanons of Axl, Hutch and Sue wore for this chapter's July 4th bash. Of course imagine Sue's shirt as a 'teenagery' version  of it not a childhood one!

Axl's 4th Of July Outfit


Hutch's 4th Of July Outfit


Sue's 4th Of July Outfit

The 4th of July marble cake!

4th of July Marble Cake


4th of July Marble Cake2


Chapter Six:

My headcanon that Hutch's car is a CJ Jeep:

Hutch's Jeep CJ

My headcanon for what Sweet Sunday's looked like:

SweetSundays_Headcanon


More to come soon!

To be Advised....
Hi, I'm PurpleOrchid85 an fellow Heckcest shipper and writer. My fics are here, here, and here. I'm also the moderator at Lumberjack Lawyers, the fanfic community on Tumblr.
2014-11-24 23.48.31
First off, congratulations, you're now a Heckcest writer.

Okay, I suppose you're wondering HOW to start writing an Heckcest shipping fanfic. Well, I'm here to help, starting with tip #1.

Fanfic Time


The Middle Logo

1) Read, Read, Read. Or... Watch, Watch, Watch.

Reading other Heckcest fanfics for inspiration or to get into the headspace of Axl and Sue, is a great start.
Or marathon watch the episodes to get inspiration for certain Heckcest moments that certainly could turn into something more, or just get into the headspace of the characters and capture their mannierisms (For example, Brick usually has a novel to read, his quirk of whispering into his chest  or in season 4 his added 'whooping' tic, Sue's tendency to do a wild victory dance, or her saying and so forth what have you when she lies in "The Wheel Of Pain" or Axl's tendency to say "Lame", "Dork", "Whatevs."). Also, if a song reminds you of Axl or Sue or Heckcest in general, you can use it as inspiration.

If you have bupkis ideas at the moment, maybe this or this may help?


Axl & Sue Fashion

Costume Theatre

Dress up as Axl or Sue to get your headspace of the characters or simply to get your creative juices running.


Idea Box

If you haven't got any ideas, you can create a Idea box. You can get a shoebox (whether if it's an old shoebox or you just recently bought new shoes and unsure what to do with the box) and paint it, decorate it, put stickers upon it and print off Heckcest images and word prompts/tropes and cut them up into squares and put them in the box and fill it to the brim. When you want or need inspiration, you can just reach in and simply pull out an random piece of paper and write a fic from it.

2) Now I've got ideas...what do I do next?

Notebook

Pen & Notebook - Scribbling/jotting down ideas is a great way to start. You can freestyle, just let your hand write down the ideas as they come in your head.

Idea Map
Mind Map - You can use this as a method to put your thoughts down, whether if it's plot ideas, characterisations, or settings.

Grimm Logo

3) Come up with a title for your fic.

Your fanfic title needs to be something relevant and central to the story's plot. For example, "French Lessons" my Heckcest fanfic's title was related to the French kissing lessons Sue asked Axl to help her with, or fanfiction.net member universalalternating's fanfic titled "What The Heck?" is related to the question of 'what the heck' is Axl up to? (meaning his questionable prank of pantsing Sue) as well as a pun upon Axl and Sue's last name.


Summary

4) Come up with a summary for your fic.

Your fic's summary tempts the reader into reading your fic. If your summary simply says: “I suck at summaries." it might not encourage the readers to read your fic, and they might pre-judge that the fic is a mediocre piece of work.

Also, the summary should give a hint of the central plot. The summary I wrote for "The Consequences Of Barging In" simply says: "Axl accidentally barges in on a showering Sue. Lust, attraction and attachment ensues. (An Orson, Indiana Incest Romance)" whilst 4xashes4ashes's fanfic "The Formula, or The Long Road To Nepal" simply says "Axl is afraid that Sue will humiliate him when she enters the town’s beauty pageant, but he might be cheering for her before it’s all over. (An Orson, Indiana Incest RomCom)".


God No

5) Disclaim, Disclaim, Disclaim.

Fanfiction is the creative works that you write, but in reality; you don't own The Middle™. How do you let first-time readers of your fanfic know they're actually reading an fanfic rather than an original piece of work?

Easy.

You write a disclaimer before the story starts.
But why do you need to write one?

It is to avoid getting sued by lawyers. It is essential and necessary to insert a disclaimer in the first chapter or in the author's notes. However, it is up to you to either continue to put the disclaimer from the second chapter, third chapter, fourth chapter etc or put a general Author's Note at the beginning of each chapter to say along the lines of 'please see first chapter for disclaimer'.

An example of what a disclaimer should be like:

Title: Insert your fic title here
Author: Your username
Fandom: The Middle (obvi!)
Rating: (We’ll get to this in a minute)
Pairing: Axl/Sue
Disclaimer: Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

Warning

5) Rate your fanfic!

It is important to work out the rating for your fanfics. You don't want to panic readers if a fic happened to have explicit incest scenes if they happen to have a 'squick' for that, (and there were no rating or warnings were provided) and preferred an 'glossing' over the actual sex scene. So, to prevent that from happening, like if your fanfic has full on incest sex, you must rate it as "M", "MA", "NC-17" or "R" depending on the content and which website you're posting at and include an warning in your disclaimer/author's notes. However, if the fic is tame, you can rate it as  "K", "K+" "PG-13" etc.

I rated my fanfic "Hitting The Bases" as an adult fanfic that is posted upon Archive Of Our Own (the website itself does not have an compulsory rating system like Fanfiction.net) but I indicated it was an incest smutfic in the summary, and in my author's notes section, I issued the following warning: Sibling incest, kissing, occasional swearing, teenage inebriation, sexual situations and explicit incest sex scenes. If full on incest scenes squick you out, you can read the lite/implicit version over at Fanfiction.net (under the same user name).

On Livejournal, the user celestial_fish's fanfic "The Guiltless Guide to Destruction" stated it was for Mature Audiences only and discussed and underage drinking and sexual acts innvolving incest between Axl and Sue.

Here is the fiction ratings guide to provide some idea on how to rate your fic.

Done Research

6) Research!

The fun part. You can research settings, character's clothing, food, restaurants and so forth what have you and write them into your fic.

For example, for my current WIP fic "Baby It's You" I researched carnivals for chapter three.

Axl_CountingSue_ThanksAxl!

7) Characterisation
Characterisation is important if readers want to read your fic. They will want to read an Axl who plays sports, and is lazy, sarcastic and insulting to Sue, and a Sue who's naive, sweet and optimistic.

If you're writing them differently, such as in an alternate universe or in a role reversal, please make sure to put an warning in your disclaimer so readers can keep that in mind when reading.

Typing

8) Write Your Fic

Write your fanfic the way you want it to be written. It can be written in any perspective, whether if it's first person or third person. First person perspective is from an character's point of view.

I wrote "Hitting The Bases" solely from Axl's point of view, whereas I wrote "French Lessons" from Sue's point of view, and "The Consequences of Barging In" in switching POVs from Sue and Axl.

Third person is the common perspective for all writers, fanfiction and original alike, and is not from one particular character's point of view, rather the writer is in the minds of all the characters, and allows the writer to use use a simple description or hint of expression, or even a side scene to give the reader the information that the main character can't know, but which the reader must know in order to follow the story. The writer usually uses phrases like 'he' 'she' 'it' when referring to place, thing, or idea. I wrote my current WIP "Baby It's You" in third person.

It is universally frowned upon fanfiction writers as a whole community to attempt to plagiarise off another writer's fanfic, but it is not illegal to actually plagiarise, due to the works being not copyrighted; but every fanfiction writer should consider their own morals and err against caution and use commonsense and don't try and plagiarise in the first place. Don't try copying word for word the entirety of the fic and publish it as 'yours'. However, you can use the fic as a 'guide' and can use certain character quotes to inspire your own ideas for character dialogue. Also, you can utilise the central ideea/plot of the fanfiction and take it into your own direction, but please give credit to the original author for the idea prompt in the first place in your Author's Note.

Scissors

9) Editing

Before posting, you must edit your fic. You can do it yourself, or if you're not confident enough, you can find and ask someone to Beta read for you. Fanfiction.net has a plethora of Beta readers and once you've chosen a few, you can send them an PM (private message) for a request until you get a reply back confirming they can Beta for you. Usually, a second pair of eyes can catch something you've missed, like spelling, punctuation, and the use of wrong tenses. If you're editing yourself, please make sure all character names (e.g Axl instead of Axel, Brick instead of Rick, Darrin instead of Darren, Derrick instead of Derek and Frankie instead of Franky), canon restaurant and takeaway place names  in the show ( Such as King Henry's All You Can Eat, Hot Dog America, Rib Time America to name a few) and general Orson stuff such as Frugal Hoosier etc are spelt correct.

If you're unsure about the spelling, you can check IMdb or Wikipedia to check the spelling against sources to ensure the names are correct. Restaurant names that are on The Middle™ can be checked by using the episode scripts.

Start a new paragraph when a new character speaks. This is simply just a way for readers to know who's talking, and to who.

For example:

"Axl!" shouted Sue as she stormed into the lounge room, covered and dripping with green goo. She glared at him. Axl, remote in his hand looked away from the television and looked Sue over, then laughed.

Loudly.

He smirked "You just got Axed, by the Axman!" he annouced, along with his signature axe chopping move, then shouted "Booyah!"

Sue let out an inarticulate sound of rage, then she said in an poisonous tone "One day soon, you will get yours!" then stormed out of the room.

Axl rolled his eyes and picked up the remote, resuming his channel surfing.


It is important that you format your story. Don't post your story in one huge chunk, without any paragraphs. It would look unreadable, and it is annoying for readers who try their hardest to understand the central plot. Therefore, you skip a line in between paragraphs to make the story readable and coherent to readers.

If you're a first time poster, you can find the fanfic websites listed below. Naturally, these websites require a user name, and password and the process is quite easy when registering.

Posting

10) Where do I post my fic at?

There are four commonplace fanfiction writers post their piece of works: Archive Of Our Own, Fanfiction.net, Livejournal and Tumblr.  Also you can crosspost your fic at the Axl/Sue Livejournal Community and at Lumberjack Lawyers.

If you're an fanfiction.net user you can add your fic to the Lumberjack Lawyers Lovers Fanfic Community (which is my community on Fanfiction.net since I was the one who set it up)

Otherwise you can Google other fanfiction websites that might let you post your Heckcest fanfic there.

11) Gif References, Resources & Websites:

Gif References:

Congratulations hand clap

Fanfic dancing girl

The Middle Logo

Notebook and pen

Mind Map

Grimm Logo

Summary

God No!

Warning

I have done the research!

Typing

Scissors

Tumblr

Fly my pretties



Resources:

Writing Program

How To Write Fanfiction

6 Fanfiction Writing Tips

5 Tips For Becoming A Fanfiction Writer

10 Tips For Writing Fanfiction

Tips For An Aspiring Fanfiction Writer

For Fanfic Writers

The Middle (IMdb)

The Middle (Wikipedia)

The Middle Episode Scripts

Heckcest (Tumblr)

Shipcestuous (Tumblr)

The Axl/Sue Manifesto



Fun Stuff:

Keep Calm And Write Heckcest

Keep Calm And Ship Heckcest

I Like My Fiction With Lemons shirt

Keep Calm And Write Fic shirt




fly my pretties

You now can start writing your Heckcest fanfiction!

Top 5 Reasons Why I Ship Heckcest:

Reason #1: Charden/McShermott

They're so adorable and are awesome actors!

Charlie & Eden

Charlie & Eden_Trailer

Eden & Charlie_ReindeerEars

Charden_Adorable

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Charden_Interview

Reason #2: The sibling characters themselves and how opposite they are:

Mostly due to the awesome acting from Eden Sher and Charlie McDermott. :)

Axl - The Jock - He plays football, basketball and baseball.

Axl_FootballUniform

Axl_Basketball Uniform

Axl_BaseballUniform1


Also he's very very yummy when he's in boxers ;)


Axl_Boxers

Axl_Counting

Axl_Halfnaked

Axl_HelloLadiesCaps

Sue -  nerdy, naive, sweet and optimistic and I just love her wild victory dance!

Sue_Dinnertable

Sue_Headgear

Sue_Smile

Sue_AnimalPrints

Sue_Smile

Sue_Smile2

Sue_VictoryDance

Reason #3 The way they argue/bicker with eachother

They make me laugh constantly.


AxSue_Couchfight

AxSue_Fighting

AxSue_VDayDinner

AxSue_HecksonPlane

AxSue_WhtDidYouDo

AxSue_Axed

AxSue_Sued

Axl_OneJobToDoAxSue_ThreatenAxSue_Wall

AxSue_TrippingSue

#4 Axl's awesome insulting ability

His insults to Sue makes me laugh.

My favourites include "Cage Match" - "The Paper Route" and "Dork says what?" - "Last Whiff Of Summer"


Axl_NerdPowers

Axl_NerdPowers2

Axl_ButtInFace

Sergeant_atarmsgoodbye

Axl_Insult

Axl_BooyahBaby

Axl_Dork2 Axl_Never

Axl_InsultForcedFamilyFun Axl_Axed

Axl_Dork Axl_Counting

Axl_DoNotFeedTheSue Axl_Dork-itat

Axl_InsultChristmas   AxSue_Smack

#5 How their bedrooms are polar opposites but is 'them'


Axl:



Axl & Brick's Room 4


Axl & Brick's Room2


Axl & Brick's Room3

Axl & Brick's Room




Axl & Brick's Room

Sue:

Sue's Room 3



Sue's Room 5


Sue's Room 4


Sue's Room2


Sue's Room


Sue In Sues Bedroom


That's All Folks!

References:

The Charden/McShermott images from:
Charlie's Twitter (@charliemcdrmott) Eden's Instagram, (eden_sher) Eden's Twitter (@edensher)
Shipcestuous and the Manifesto.

The Charden/McShermott gif from:
http://chardenmcshermott.tumblr.com/

All Axl/Sue images and gifs from:
Shipcestuous, Heckcest and the Manifesto as well as Google Images.

Set Photos from:
Here and Here

Looney Tunes Logo from:
Google Images

Axl/Sue Fanfic (The Middle)

Title: French Lessons
Author: PurpleOrchid85
Rating: T
Fandom: The Middle

Pairing: Axl/Sue (Heckcest, Axsue, Lumberjack Lawyers, whichever shipping name you prefer)

Spoilers:  Valentine's Day III

Summary: Sue asks Axl to teach her the art of French kissing. Axl gladly gives her a hands on approach.

AN: Set after the infamous Frankie explanation of what French kissing is.

AN2: Set in Sue’s POV.

AN3: I'm not sure if Roosevelt is a neighbouring town on the show (I know they’re the opposing team for Orson High when Axl plays football) so just for the purposes of this fic, Roosevelt is also the name of the neighbouring town near Orson.

Disclaimer:
Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.


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Axl/Sue Fanfic (The Middle)

Title: French Lessons
Author: PurpleOrchid85
Rating: T
Fandom: The Middle

Pairing: Axl/Sue (Heckcest, Axsue, Lumberjack Lawyers, whichever shipping name you prefer)

Spoilers:  “Valentine's Day III”, dialogue from “The Paper Route”

Summary: Sue asks Axl to teach her the art of French kissing. Axl gladly gives her a hands on approach.

AN: Set after the infamous Frankie explanation of what French kissing is.

AN2: Set in Sue’s POV.

AN3: I don’t know if the Gran Torino actually does has a child-lock, but let’s pretend it does.

AN 4: Italic sentences in this chapter refer to text (sms) messages, and Sweet Sunday’s is the icecream palace that appeared in my other Axl/Sue fic “Hitting All The Bases”

Disclaimer:
Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

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Axl/Sue Fanfic (The Middle)

Title: French Lessons

Author: PurpleOrchid85

Rating: T
Fandom: The Middle

Pairing: Axl/Sue (Heckcest, Axsue, Lumberjack Lawyers, whichever shipping name you prefer)

Spoilers: Valentine's Day III

Summary: Sue asks Axl to teach her the art of French kissing. Axl gladly gives her a hands on approach.

AN: Set after the infamous Frankie explanation of what French kissing is.

AN2: Set in Sue’s POV.

AN3: The moving day Matt mentions is ‘Sunday’ and I've used the Matt/Sue moving discussion and the Axl/Sue discussion regarding Matt and commitment from the episode “The Paper Route”.

Disclaimer:

Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

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Axl/Sue Fanfic (The Middle)

Title: French Lessons
Author: PurpleOrchid85
Rating: T
Fandom: The Middle

Pairing: Axl/Sue (Heckcest, Axsue, Lumberjack Lawyers, whichever shipping name you prefer)


Spoilers:  Valentine's Day III

Summary: Sue asks Axl to teach her the art of French kissing. Axl gladly gives her a hands on approach.

AN: Set after the infamous Frankie explanation of what French kissing is.

AN2: Set in Sue’s POV.

AN3: The dialogue between Matt and Sue regarding the French kissing is from the show (one of the two things that are canon that appears in this fic)

AN4: The dress Sue wore for the Tango lessons was the one she wore when she went into the garage when Axl and his band were practicing. Also the dress Frankie wore is the one she wore for the ‘surprise party’ in “Twenty Years” and Brick wore the funeral clothes he wore in “The Map”

AN:5 Just for the purposes of this fic, let’s pretend Sue got her cellphone in “A Christmas Gift” (in canon ‘verse, she got it for her birthday in “Leap Year”)

Disclaimer:
Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

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Axl/Sue Fanfic (The Middle)

Title: French Lessons
Author: PurpleOrchid85
Rating: T
Fandom: The Middle

Pairing: Axl/Sue (Heckcest, Axsue, Lumberjack Lawyers, whichever shipping name you prefer)


Spoilers:  Valentine's Day III

Summary: Sue asks Axl to teach her the art of French kissing. Axl gladly gives her a hands on approach.

AN: Set after the infamous Frankie explanation of what French kissing is.

AN2: Set in Sue’s POV.

Disclaimer:
Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

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Axl/Sue Fanfic (The Middle)

Title: French Lessons
Author: PurpleOrchid85
Rating: T
Fandom: The Middle

Pairing: Axl/Sue (Heckcest, Axsue, Lumberjack Lawyers, whichever shipping name you prefer)
Word Count:


Spoilers:  Valentine's Day III

Summary: Sue asks Axl to teach her the art of French kissing. Axl gladly gives her a hands on approach.

AN: Set after the infamous Frankie explanation of what French kissing is.

AN2: Set in Sue’s POV.

Disclaimer:
Axl Heck & Sue Heck and every character that is mentioned in this Fanfiction in relation of The Middle are copyrighted by ABC and its creators/producers DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler.

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