Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Dev_Binks, Jul 29, 2004.
*whispers to him across the ether* Please, please no time travel, please ... hear me ....
Please don't bring back dead characters, either. kthxbai
I swear, Heaven has a revolving door in the GFFA. Anywho...
...you've been depressed for a while because your muse has flown the coop when it comes to your current project. However, there are plenty of other plot bunnies bouncing around, demanding that you pay attention to them, but they have absolutely nothing to do with anything that you're trying to work on! Fine time to get interested in Pokemon again...
You're loaded with ideas for a story, and you get writing...but it's difficult to pay effective attention, because you're also loaded with those notorious plot bunnies that hop around and jump around till you write them down too!
Your friends don't even notice anymore when you scribble down your conversations in a notebook while muttering something about bunnies.
... when you start going insane because of darth writer's block
DWB is the utter worst...
YKYAFFWW...when you randomly make up a FF with a canon character as a friend, the "romance threat" is constantly there, even if you want the two to stay as friends
Bitten by the shipping bug, we all are. No known cure?
...when you can't focus on any one idea long enough to actually finish the darn thing
The shipping bug is awful... I try my hardest to keep the, friends, and they stay so on paper, but...in my mind... XP
... or when you're unsure if you <i>want</i> to, because then it's <i>over</i>, and who knows if another bunny will hop along? *bites nails*
...Your niece is having trouble completing stories, so you describe the three-act story structure, and all of your examples are fan fiction.
...You then show her how to write an outline, using a spur-of-the-moment plot bunny.
...You end up going into a lot of detail for this brand new plot bunny that you have unleashed upon the world... and then leave your plot outline at your niece's place. >.<
I can't push the button for like this ... it's just too sad ... *hopes you get detailed notes back*
YKYAFFWW- your kids never ask about what's going on with friends or family, but they want to know what you OC has been doing lately and "What did the people on TFN say about that?"
you start to think/act/speak like the character you're writing about irl. (especially if its a canon character and nothing even close to a self insert, or has no personality traits in common with you) When this happens to me its really freaky because I do not realize its happening and the people I'm roleplaying with point it out ooc.
...You realize how very easy it is for you to slip into any of your characters, particularly your off-kilter characters, and then you have to wonder what it says about your state of mind.
...when you actually go look at the Wikipedia entry on the Language of Flowers because a character wants to be really, really subtle with their message. Yes. In flowers.
YKYAFWW when, despite yourself, you get carried away with fonts and gimmicks like this and most of all, strikethrough. This makes you feel more authorial.
...When you start thinking of what cities you've been to link to what planet in the GFFA. I've decided that Gettysburg would be Yavin IV.
Or when you have Wookieepedia in your favorites bar on the top of your computer...and you go there more than Facebook.
When you go more to Star Wars Fanon wiki, then Wookiepedia.
...When you put art based on your fanfics in your portfolio, and then relish the opportunity to talk about your fanfics in a professional setting.
-When you're so excited to be writing again, the first thing you say when your coworkers ask about your weekend is "I wrote a fanfic!"
-When you should be studying for a test, but instead you're looking up pictures to go with a fic (and you spend half of that time drooling over some of those pictures, instead of just getting the ones you need )
-When you hear a song on the radio and immediately think "THAT IS TOTALLY CHARACTER X & Y'S RELATIONSHIP! I must write this!" (shouty caps and all).
Can you tell I seriously missed writing, lol?
...when you go look at star maps on Wookieepedia to see if something is plausible or not. (It was. Oh the hilarity of trying to pull it off...)
When an actor on one of your favorite TV shows gets a haircut (translation: Shaves it the frell off), and the haircut itself inspires whump!fic.