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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Commander-DWH, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I thought I said this days ago, but congrats, Bri! That's awesome!

    (I think work is making me lose my mind! I keep thinking I've done something and I haven't. :rolleyes: )

    I love the smell of a campfire, but I can see how that might not be the best smell, Trak. Hopefully it wasn't old pressure treated lumber... that's not a good idea.
     
  2. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have no idea what kind of lumber it was. All I know is that my clothes smelled like a junk fire.
     
  3. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Pressure treated wood in a campfire is comparably as healthy as BBQing food or roasting marshmallows over a citronella candle.
     
  4. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I had thrown branches and timber into the fire, but my half-brother wanted to burn that junk wood. Thus far, no one's suffered any ill effects, and the most I've noticed were my clothes smelling bad.
     
  5. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So, kinda funny story about citronella. My older sister is HIGHLY allergic to it. She was at this church camp in the middle of no where when she was like 14 and the leader decided to start a fire using citronella oil. Needless to say my sister got extremely ill and had to be rushed to the hospital.

    Okay, so maybe it wasn't funny for her.
     
  6. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I can't stand the way citronella smells. It burns my nose and throat, so when anyone has a citronella candle lit, I'm as far away from it as possible. Of course, I get eaten by insects, then.
     
  7. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    SO I have a job, it's a long term temp one, but a job
     
  8. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Congrats! =D=
     
  9. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks. I'm so nervous right now.
     
  10. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I tried to roast a marshmallow over a three-wick candle one time (I was pretty young)... not a good idea! :p


    Congrats on the job, EJF!! Sometimes temp jobs turn into long-term jobs! :D
     
  11. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    That's what I've been told.
     
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I suppose now is the appropriate time to admit that I didn't simply pull the "roasting marshmallows over a citronella candle" scenario out of nowhere. I was young and Irish and lived in the inner city... what do I know about camping? It was like a small, convenient personal fire. [face_plain]
     
  13. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Congrats EJF!

    On the weekend, my family's campfire plans got squashed by an epic thundershower, but my sister (she's 22) really wanted to roast marshmallows. So she did, with a chopstick, over the stove. They actually turned out quite nicely.

    So I was checking my schedule for the upcoming semester to see who my profs were and I kinda want to facepalm. I'm a history major, but the history department at my uni is in shambles. There are only 2 history profs for this year (one of who is the bane of my existance) because somehow the uni let the other 4 go on leave. Anyways, so my historiography prof is actually a philosophy prof (yeah, I wasnt exactly looking forward to that class anyways) and my Chinese History prof is a political science prof. It could be worse, at least they didn't cancel the classes, but if things don't change, I may have to finish my degree elsewhere.
     
  14. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm down to only a few pages in my sketchbook. I need a new one, stat! I'd order one online, but I like to be able to feel the paper texture, first. I'm picky and I prefer a smoother surface, and ordering online doesn't allow me to touch the interior pages.
     
  15. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That's crazy, Bri... Hopefully they know something about those subjects at least! 8-}

    I've been putting off going to the DMV for quite some time, but I absolutely have to go tomorrow, and I am not looking forward to it. [face_sigh] I can't drive my car until I do it as I got busted with an expired registration. Oops! [face_blush]
    I don't actually drive my car all that often, mostly to work when I work the weekends/holidays (there is no where to park during the week) which allows me to sleep half an hour later and get home half an hour later over taking public transportation.
     
  16. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I still need to go to the DMV to get the driver's handbook to study. I was studying from my sister's that was 8 years old. They update it every year. I could probably pass the test with the old one, but they LOVE to trip you up with needless info.

    The Chinese History class is China's 20th century history, focusing on the political history, so it makes sence to have a poli-sci teacher do it. Why in the world they got a philosophy teacher to do histography, I have NO idea. We were hoping for a grad or PHD student for it, but no such luck.

    I find that there are some things that you just shouldn't order online. Paintbrushes being one of them. I ordered a fairly large set for fairly cheap, and I should have know. I can't even use them - they are that horrible. The hairs just fall out of them, far beyond what is average.
     
  17. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    That is the only thing that is really nice about living in a small, small town. The longest line I have ever seen at the DMV is two people.
     
  18. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    I feel like crushing someone right now, don't worry its none of you. Its a smart mouth reviewer on FF.N that told me that...Star Wars the Parody (or the movie itself can't remember) was garbage and told me to tone down the profanity.


    Usually I don't respond but I wasn't about to let it go (and he called me a sick person so I definitely wasn't letting it go)

    my response:

    So I came upon this review...

    Let me make a few things clear

    1) Spaceballs has profanity, taking it away would destroy the flow
    2.) no one is holding a gun to your heard and forcing you to read it
    3.) I don't care whether you think its garbage or not.

    Have a nice day
     
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  19. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    But you are that person's FAVORITE writer! Did you notice that? :p Did you read his or her's profile? What a nut job.
     
  20. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not sure why I take it you saw the review
    Sent from my LG-C800 using Tapatalk 2
     
  21. Padawan4687

    Padawan4687 Jedi Master star 5

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    *hovers at the doorway, but smiles at the sight of several familiar faces*

    Hello! This would be my first time looking in a FanFiction-centered social thread. I am an aspiring writer though, so this place should be fun! :)
     
  22. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I saw it too. That guy is a little crazy. :) Maybe a lot crazy!
    Join right in, we're a friendly group I think. :)
     
  23. EmeraldJediFire

    EmeraldJediFire Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm wondering if he did it because I blocked him.
     
  24. Padawan4687

    Padawan4687 Jedi Master star 5

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    You guys seem friendly enough! :)

    I actually wanted to ask for advice about fanfictions, since I'm not sure how to handle this plot bunny of mine...

    It's basically about a roleplay character meeting it's creator face-to-face. But that would be like an insert story, which a lot of people don't seem to like. Is there a way to make an insert in a way that won't have people shouting "Mary-sue"?
     
  25. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Rather than the actual author, make a character that is loosely based on the author. Use only aspects of that author's personality, and nicknames help, too. Author insert can be done without it coming off as blatant, but it is a very fine line to tiptoe along.

    For some reason, Doctor Who comes to mind, though I may simply be thinking of Davros and the Daleks. There's an angle you can explore, though. Rather than the author being the creator of the character in terms of literary creation, have the author be the actual creator, treat the author as though they had grown the character in a vat. Take it along a Frankenstein route, as that should help the story from becoming too... meta?
     
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