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  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Midnight planned Lost And Found to be his magnum opus at a time when Diamonds In The Desert wasn't even a vague idea. He had to reconsider when Diamonds In The Desert grew out of proportion. Yet, his most gushed-over fics are the Dates, especially Last Date.
  • Mid-Development Genre Shift: Diamonds In The Desert was originally planned to become Mouse Mission, an Aces Go Places-like slapstick heist comedy. Its development took a turn for the more serious immediately after the author had watched Mission: Impossible.
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  • Unintentional Period Piece: Diamonds In The Desert goes to show it was made and takes place in 2007. Todd uses a PDA (these had only just begun to be displaced by smartphones) for various purposes such as electronic music and going on-line with a hacked external wireless modem. Nowadays, hardly anyone remembers PDAs anymore, and all this would actually be possible with a smartphone with no outboard hardware.
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    • First Date and Last Date were first planned to be named after two Jean-Michel Jarre tracks, First Rendez-vous and Last Rendez-vous. The author decided that these titles might look weird to native English readers who would be the vast majority of the audience who probably wouldn't get the reference anyway.
    • Lost And Found was conceived under the title Hackwrench Family Reunion that was never taken into consideration as a final title.
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    • Diamonds In The Desert's first Working Title was Mouse Mission. That was before a single word was written. The writing process started after the Mid-Development Genre Shift which also changed the title to All The Glitter.


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