It's just really weird writing a story in a fandom I don't really feel I'm in. But, I had a bunny! Also, Wimseyfans, like B7 fans* are awesomecakes. So on the one hand I want to
The thing about book fandoms is that they've just got so many more WORDS than screenplays or teleplays. I quite often consult script books when I'm writing a B7 or Firefly fic, although I also sometimes throw on a tape or DVD to check something in a scene.
FWIW I didn't do a rewatch of "The Unusuals" for Yuletide** although if I don't get moving on the damn Unusuals/Magic Mike crossover I may need to rewatch at least a few episodes to freshen up my ear for the various characters' dialogue. One thing that I haven't seen explored much is our sheer feelings of obligation. Not just when there's an upcoming exchange ficathon deadline, where someone will either have to pinch madly or the intended recipient doesn't get a story (although not only did someone have to think up exchange ficathons in the first place, the form had to be adopted by fandom, which it was with the greatest of enthusiasm).
*In no small part because they are often the same people
** ...possibly a factor in the story going over like a....not quite a lead, but maybe an aluminum, balloon