Alys/Simon: 25,295 at the start, has gone up to 31,191. I've written more than that, in fact, but the other scenes aren't in the continuous section yet. There's still a long way to go, though.
LiA: 27,029 up to 29,078. I haven't had a lot of progress on this one, mostly out of laziness. I know what I want to do with it, I just don't *want* to do it /o\. But I have most of chapter 6 now, then 7 and 8 are action and things going boom a lot and the finale, which I have mostly written already.
I've also got a whole lot nearer the end of the Aral/Duv fic, though I have no idea how many words I added to it, a couple of thousand, probably. It needs the final scene sorting out and then a ton of editing.
But mostly my head is full of Alys and Simon right now. I have a nice argument brewing for them, I just need to figure out whether or not Alys witnesses the thing that starts it off or not. Writing Alys making mistakes is interesting, because she's such an infallible character in so many ways. But she's breaking a lot of new ground in this fic.
In other news, Nikita. I've watched up to 2.15, and I love this show so much it's ridiculous. Apart from anything else, it's unexpectedly startling to see a show like this, full of action and spy adventures, where there are at least equal numbers of male and female characters, in all roles. And older women, and complicated interactions between women, and - well, this is a show that passes the Bechdel test every episode without even trying or making a big deal of it. And when new interesting characters show up, they're as likely as not to be female too (just getting going with the Carla plot here). That's not enough to make a good TV show, but fortunately, Nikita has a lot of 'anything else' going for it. The plots are complicated and tangled and fascinating, the characters all have their own motivations and complex relationships with each other, and nothing is ever simple and easy. My favourite character remains Amanda, who - well, it's far too simple to call her the villain, but she's definitely not on Nikita's side. But she is stunningly ruthless and scary and conniving and plays everyone off against each other with consummate skill, and - well, it's easiest to say that she's a dark!Alys, so how could I resist? But I love all the characters, really. The only thing that I occasionally find weak about the show is its handling of the romantic plots. Nikita/Michael just does nothing for me. I like Nikita a lot, and I like Michael too, and I'm happy to imagine them having a relationship and fighting alongside each other, I just don't want to see anything about it, and the occasional 'trouble in paradise' subplots they get are the few places where the show bores me. Apart from that, the show is fantastic.
Crossposted at http://philomytha.dreamwidth.org/96