Canderous and Cade's Crazy Cantina: a shiny new fanfiction social thread!

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

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  1. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies 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 Force Ghost

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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 New Films Riot Deterrent

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Grand Moff Darth Fanfic 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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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    Congrats! =D=
  9. EmeraldJediFire Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks. I'm so nervous right now.
  10. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies 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 Jedi Grand Master

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    That's what I've been told.
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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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 Grand Moff Darth Fanfic 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 Force Ghost

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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 It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies 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 Grand Moff Darth Fanfic 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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not sure why I take it you saw the review
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  21. Padawan4687 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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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