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Discussion You Know You're a Fan Fiction Writer When...

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Dev_Binks, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ...when you have a serious discussion with other writers about what cologne/shampoo products and fragrances your characters wear.

    ...when your plot bunny grows up into an actual story, which spawns more plot bunnies. And you feel compelled to WRITE THEM ALL NOW before anything happens to the characters in canon.
     
  2. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...when you were a part of the above serious discussion. :D
     
  3. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you too were part of the above mentioned discussion; and

    ...when you realize that you will be spending the next several evenings doing exactly the same things you have the OC you just wrote about spending her evenings doing—and that you will likely become just as stressed out as she is. [face_hypnotized]
     
  4. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    When you wish you'd been part of the aforementioned discussion because your new Wookie OC has decided they want to do some interesting stuff with their fur.
     
  5. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Master star 5

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    ...when inspiration chooses you, you don't choose it.
     
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  6. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Master star 5

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    Dern double post! Sorry. [face_whistling]
     
  7. Darth Osnil

    Darth Osnil Jedi Knight star 4

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    When you want to use a character, but realize you chose a completely different time in the series. I personally wanted to use Captain Rex and Company, but I forgot that he wasn't in the first season of Rebels. Karabast!
     
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  8. DARTH_MU

    DARTH_MU Jedi Master star 4

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    When you want to use a character, one of your OC, but realizes she is from a different universe (AU).
     
  9. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you start mentally pairing up one of your supporting OCs with a friend's supporting OC. :eek: (Forgive me, friend! :p )
     
  10. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    When you find yourself in a similar position as the character in a story you're working on, and you can see your character and your muse laughing at you...
     
  11. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Related to this, last night I was reading through some half-finished scenes I wrote years ago. In said scenes, my main character was struggling with a problem that isn't uncommon but I'd never really experienced at the time. But last night when I read a few lines of dialogue when my character was venting to another character about it, the light bulb came on and I realized that ZOMG this is the exact articulation of a problem I've been dealing with in my life for the past year. Different details, same basic problem, same feelings in the aftermath. It weirded me out a bit, but it also helped seeing things expressed in words and somehow made more manageable that way. So thanks, Past Self, for including that in there for me to find when I needed it.

    I'm lucky that this character is more of the "join the club" type than the "laugh at you" type. :p
     
  12. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    When you go on a family vacation to Walt Disney World, see all the awesome Star Wars stuff at Hollywood Studios, and consider the entire experience as research.
     
  13. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    When you have also done this with the Moroccan pavilion at EPCOT because your fanon planet is Space!Morocco :)
     
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  14. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...when you have common themes that you write about, and only realize they've been common themes for years. (This really applies to all writers).
     
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  15. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...when you have common themes that you write about, and only realize they've been common themes for years. (This really applies to all writers).
     
  16. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    When you dine in the Moroccan pavilion and you think this is like a Raissa Baiard story (I kid you not).
     
  17. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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    ...when you're stuck because ALL of the mothers who are in the next scene want to parent a 40-something year old man because he did something really dumb. (This... I going to blame Animal Planet for that Zoo plot bunny...)
     
  18. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    When you get bored and start playing in Azalea's Dolls, making the children of your OTP. Who aren't married yet. One of whom isn't even old enough to be married yet.

    But they're going to have some great looking kids. :D Someday...
     
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  19. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've done this with the Sims. [face_blush]
     
  20. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Here is mine for the day: when you're on vacation with your family and one of the places you visit reminds you strongly of the alien landscapes described in a friend's fanfic story. No, I didn't mix up the order there: it's not the fanfic landscape that reminded me of some RL landscape I saw (though it's so vividly written that it could have), but the RL landscape that reminded me of this particular specific fanfic landscape—so much so that it's become my mental image for the story in question. @};-
     
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  21. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Been there, done that - Buenos Aires will eternally be Corellia for me... In the market, I found a water colour I really wish I'd purchased of a house covered in wildflowers - it's my OC's family home.
     
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  22. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Can I ask what landscape you saw?
     
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  23. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It was the absolutely stunning Garden of the Gods nature park outside Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, renowned for its spectacular rock formations. I think it might be against the rules for me to name the story here, but you'd like it—it's very fanon-rich. :)
     
  24. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    When you read some Avatar fanfiction and you, as a Star Wars fan, suddenly find yourself contemplating the mental gymnastics that a noob to the Avatar program would go through concerning the Na'avi's yellow eyes, if said noob was a Star Wars fan.
     
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  25. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    ... when yesterday's solar eclipse in the US finally gives you the plot element you need for your fic.
     
  26. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ....when this post inspires you to do this:
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