Just working on another longfic in addition to the one that I’ve been posting. And I check the word count to find that I’ve written 66,669 words.
So, here’s the obligatory hail to Satan and an immature joke about 69. Hooray!submitted by /u/Isk4649
I kinda went through a phase (we’ve all been there) back in September and decided to get my fic written. I got to 230k words before I took a few month hiatus with the holidays and such.
Back then I was getting constant feedback. I was uploading every day beforehand whereas it’s been roughly every other day now so I imagine that might have something to do with the lesser response lately.
I want to keep pushing through this story, it’s just been a little less encouraging this time around. I get it will fluctuate but still makes it difficult to pull yourself back into it.submitted by /u/Novalise
I have only ever completed one fic in my life and it’s pretty, let’s say, “first fanfic”-y. It’s been two years since I posted it and I’m thinking of doing a sort of “extended version” or something along the lines of say, a kingdom hearts final mix.
Anyone else had this urge as well?submitted by /u/rebell1193
I was just a few steps away from uploading my first new chapter in over a year, just to accidentally delete half of one of my most important chapters that was written months ago, and I don’t remember enough to rewrite it. Come celebrate my stupidity with me. There is no cake, there is no ice cream. The only refreshments here is my suffering, my anger, and my misery, all seasoned by loads and loads of sodium.
Enjoy!submitted by /u/LoZFan96
🎶Ashe and Niall Horan- Moral of the Story💘
The Lion who showed me this song… will never leave my heart’s good graces. But damn…it sure does torture my brain.
Fools really do rush in.
Dialogue Prompts: “This is not a good idea…”
1. “This is not a good idea.”
“By my standards, it’s actually pretty brilliant.”
2. “That’s a terrible idea.”
“Eh. I’ve had worse. So are you in?”
3. “I don’t think that’s the best idea…”
“I bet I can change your mind. Shall we give it a try?”
New Addition To The Family
Welcome. Today’s post will be about the introduction of our newest member of our family. His name is Spunky.
Spunky is young but so full of life, which brings great joy to all in the home. He had a sad story. However, he has a much better life now.
You can see he is a mixed breed. I know he is part of Chihuahua. I also think he is part Jack Russel for is hyper like one. Jumps in the air…
Using my throwaway for this one, just in case. To explain the scene in question, this fandom revolves prettily heavily around OCs, and the main OC for this particular fic is a white teenage girl. Her parents aren’t in the picture, and she’s being raised by her aunt and uncle. Her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s dad are both Black. Her family and her boyfriend’s family have been very close friends for years, so the boyfriend’s dad kind of serves as a father figure for her, since her own dad isn’t around.
In this fic, I wanted to play up the fatherly relationship her boyfriend’s dad has with her, so I decided to have him call her “princess” as a term of affection. It seemed natural to me as something he might call her, since he’s known her since she was a baby, but this commenter took offense to it. They said that having him use “princess” as an address for a white girl makes him seem “servile to her.” And that’s totally not how I intended it, I meant it as a fatherly thing, but now I’m wondering if it actually is offensive. If it is, I definitely want to replace that term of affection with something else. However, this fandom does have a bit of a reputation for being filled with people who are just looking for something to take offense to. Am I worrying over nothing, or is the commenter right?submitted by /u/throwawayfan-fic
This is an OC-centric story that takes it to another level– it’s really an OC-centric cast. Very few canon characters will actually make an appearance to my current knowledge of the idea. Albeit, the idea is still in the very early stages, so I may discover uses for some canon characters down the line.
But basically, the MC is a girl named Mary Susanson. She was in the same grade school as the series’ main protagonist, Jaden Yuki. Around the time when she is 10 years old, Mary notices that her classmates and grademates are avoiding a kid from another class: Jaden. The rumor is that anyone who Duels Jaden has “bad things” happen to them. Mary, feeling kinda bummed for the isolated kid and not believing the rumors, decides to Duel him. Years later, she wakes up from a coma.
The story follows this young girl, whose body/chronological age is now that of a late teen/young adult, as she tries to adapt back to life. She has to go through physical therapy, reconnect with friends who are now much older and more experienced than her, make new friends, and overcome the biggest barrier of all: Dueling. Whenever Mary tries to Duel, she has flashbacks of her Duel with Jaden and the monster in his deck that put her in a comatose and ravaged her mind for years.
Depending on what I do with the Dueling side of things, Mary might come into contact with some specific canon characters, but it might also just be all OCs. I just know that the actual story is pre-Canon in the first chapter and that the rest of it is post-Canon. I wanted to do something new and fresh, and this is what I came up with.
If any GX fans happen to be reading this, please let me hear your thoughts. I understand this is definitely something completely different and might not align with most people’s interests. But I’m probably going to write it regardless, haha.submitted by /u/TrueJustM33
i wonder if i’ll ever love. i just can’t seem to find someone who stays in rosy light for more than a day, who makes me think of spring sunlight and butterflies and warm sweets and steaming chais; who makes me feel the sun, warm and happy and powerful and wanted. i’ve kept my standards low, i thought, just asked for smart and nice and warm; but human decency seems too high of a wall for most. there’s always something or the other, isn’t there? they don’t like my queer or my activism, they don’t like my quick mouth or my outstretched hand. and i can’t draw it from within me to change their phobias.
sometimes they are decent, they are good. they accept me and they love me and they cherish my but then we are too queer, too wonderful for everyone else to take it and they say i am too good for them; they say they cannot love me so wholly, so purely-
then just like everybody else, they leave
leaving behind a trail of browning rose petals.
other times, its the distance. the soft touch of cold fingers separated by the prison cell plexiglass of the miles between us. how difficult it is to love when the very earth works against us, entire longitudinal lines forcing us apart with the threat of time. we do not speak, and hence we do not love like we used to, reduced to rare hellos and desert-dry conversations.
and in the rare times that someone says they love me, they love the idea of me. they love the indie rock, activist enigma they’ve made out of me. they want the magic pixie dream girl who’ll magically change their lives; they want the girl they’ve projected their pipe dreams onto. but when i tell them no, i am a girl as hopelessly lost as them, i am a person not a blank canvas, i am a person not a wet lump of clay, i cannot fit into the shoes of the superwoman you’ve made out of me-
i am not the picture perfect romance you’re looking for
i am as human as you are
i ache and i breathe and i grow every day, i feel everything as deeply as you do, i need someone who gets me like you want me to get you, i will not let myself suffer in the primrose cage you’ve built for me
they explode, in the incel-like anger only they could muster. their worst sides have shown. this time, i leave.
First post on Reddit ever! I’ve been lurking for a while, but finally decided to post with a topic of my own.
A multichapter fic I decided to write on a whim for a very new fandom (the show itself has less than 100 fics total) somehow got way, WAY more attention than I was expecting. I started it almost six months ago, but I haven’t updated it since December. I kept planning to, but between issues with my job, my family, and everything else, I just couldn’t find the right headspace to sit down and get back into the groove. I had a rough outline of where I wanted to go, but I didn’t plan much beyond that, since I’m usually someone who just writes short oneshots and has issues fleshing out my ideas unless I get a flash of inspiration. In fact, when I first posted this fic, I was actually purposefully trying to be spontaneous to help myself get over my perfectionism so I could grow as a writer. Well, something must have gone wrong between then and now, since I slipped right back into overanalyzing what I had already written and what was yet to come. And to make matters worse, I left off on a cliffhanger where the two characters in the ship had to have an important conversation about something one of them did. My goal was to end the chapter with them deciding to start dating. Everything up until then had been build-up for this particular chapter, which means I really need to nail this in order for it to make sense.
I suppose my question for you all is: How can I get over my fear of letting anyone who is looking forward to a new chapter of this fic down? What should I focus on or think about to help myself get over this hesitancy of posting something “bad” that feels like it will ruin all my previous buildup? I have the next chapter mostly written, but every time I open up my Word Doc, I find something else I’m unhappy with. I love this ship, and it would really mean a lot to me if I could write them well, not only for my own personal satisfaction, but to really get my vision across and have others see what I love about them and their dynamic. I think I feel this way so strongly since there’s not much canon (or fandom) material to go off of yet, so I have to rely on my own intuition more in order to write dialogue and actions I think are in-character.submitted by /u/_nearatreebyariver
I saw a post asking about what tropes or pairings you like that are generally hated/disliked, which was inspired posts about pet peeves in fanfics. It made me realize there are tropes that I love and hate at the same time, thus the question.
One trope I dislike but also enjoy reading is Coffee Shop and Flower Shop AUs (basically someone working in either one of those). I feel like it’s something that has been done to death but that won’t stop me from looking for them. They’re like microwave burritos to me. Yeah, it’s possible to come up with something better to consume if I really try but it works therefore it’s good enough, as long as I don’t have too much and get sick of it.
I also enjoy the “crack taken seriously” tag but I sometimes get annoyed when a crack ship is too well written. It’s one thing to make a ship for the hell of it but a well written crack ship makes me want to tell the author “how dare you get me on this ship knowing damn well that there is zero chance of it happening and that I’ll probably never find more fics for this ship” but I’m not a massive jerk so now I’m having a mini rant about it here. Sometimes a fic tagged “crack taken seriously” can bring a new perspective or headcannon, which I don’t mind (if anything, I love that about fics with that tag) but it’s just the good crack ships that sometimes bother me about this tag. I like crack ships, I really do, but at the same time I usually want more content for a ship I like and that is almost never possible with crack ships, which is super frustrating.submitted by /u/Broke_Idiot_Weeb
What is it like to keep tabs on the ones that wronged you?To never let the thought of them leave your mind,Because you’re all too consumed with everything you wished you said,Wished you’d have done, and it would still have never been enough,I never wish to know if we were lying,But I now it all too well,Because you can’t let go of me,And that keeps me trapped in your circle,Desperate to escape…
Me: Opens document with unfinished writing
Me: Yep, it still exists *closes document*
Do you guys ever get that thing where you’re typing and you accidentally misspell something and suddenly every other word has a typo?
Because I do, and I hate.
I’m immensely proud of myself. I haven’t written in almost 20 years. I’ve always been drawn to writing and it’s something I’ve always wanted to continue. I’m unfortunately cursed with the inability to ever think up a plot. So when I finally got an idea this week that wouldn’t go away I figured it was my lucky chance! Here’s to hoping I get the chance to keep going.submitted by /u/butterpots
“I’ll make you fall in love with me, just you wait” the merman said with a smirk on his face.
“Okay Ariel” the woman said jokingly, rolling her eyes at the audacity.
“I’ll make you fall in love! Then I’ll leave you heartbroken” the merman blabbed on.
“Alright. Find me when you grow legs. I’ll be at my house” the woman stood up, clutching her sandals as she go. “You know where that is, right?”
“wait! Wait! How am I going to grow legs!? Just come here every morning!” The merman pleads to the woman as she slowly backs away from him, with a cheeky smile on her face.
“figure it out fish boy” then the woman walks away.