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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. Briannakin

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

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    Yup. I've definitely experienced both of these feelings.
     
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  2. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    ...when you're left wondering "why does my fic want to go to such-and-so?" (I guess I shall find out...)
     
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  3. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you're discovering the joy of your brain working properly again after months and you can immerse yourself in other people's stories, like you used to! [face_love]
     
  4. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 8, 2005
    ...when you write profic just so you can maybe get published, maybe get your work optioned for a screenplay, and maybe get one of the actors from a Star Wars property to play one of your characters on screen (for me, any of the actors from The Clone Wars TV series...or from Rebels).
     
  5. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...when you write to profic just so you can maybe get published, maybe get your work optioned for a screenplay, and maybe get one of the actors from a Star Wars property to play one of your characters on screen (for me, any of the actors from The Clone Wars TV series...or from Rebels).
     
  6. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 8, 2005
    ...when you want to write profic just so you can maybe get published, maybe get your work optioned for a screenplay, and maybe get one of the actors from a Star Wars property to play one of your characters on screen (for me, any of the actors from The Clone Wars TV series...or from Rebels).

    (I've been watching some interviews with Clone Wars actors and am just in absolute friggin awe how talented these people are...)
     
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  7. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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    ...when you start reading up on the legal system in place for what happens if a District Attorney who put a lot of actual criminals away turns out to also be a criminal. (So those judgments really could be overturned. Huh...)
     
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  8. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ... when you post a fic and people accept a detail in it into their personal headcanon.
     
  9. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    ...when you find yourself reading the Wikipedia entry on the International Criminal Court for the third time and also weather or not there are still transatlantic cruises. (There are. Yay!)
     
  10. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Aug 14, 2002
    ...when you read DaenaBenjen42 's entry above, and have a small moment of pleasure at her mention of 'transatlantic cruises'; all because you are writing about an ocean cruise yourself, and it isn't even the same ocean!
     
  11. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Master star 5

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    ...when you have inspiration for two fics, but the fingers won't do the walking.
     
  12. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    ...when you have two fics that you have posted the first chapter of and should be working on but instead you are working on your other, not-jet posted fics
     
  13. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sep 9, 2000
    ...you see a headline saying that 'shippers' oppose lowering the Jones Act and you wonder why any any fan-fiction writer would oppose blocking aid to Puerto Rico. Then you realize they're talking about shipping companies.
     
  14. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    ...when it takes four rounds of outtakes for the point of a silly thing to become apparent. (As it turns out... NOT that silly.)
     
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  15. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    ......when you start wondering...what if everyone in SW had a cat? and are cats related to loth-cats and tookas or are some kind of lost descendants or subspecies? Is there like, a planet with only cats on it? Only fanfic can answer these crucial questions....
     
  16. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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  17. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I always like to put cats in fanfic stories! I'm sure they're Force sensitive.
     
  18. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you have to re-read your own stuff to remember where you left off before something had melted your brain. [face_hypnotized][face_beatup]
     
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  19. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Nov 1, 2004
    Of course they are. Mine are always doing a Jedi mind tricks on me. Why else would I buy $10 boxes of kitty treats all the time.
     
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  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...aaand you stay up to four in the morning and then you can't fall asleep because it's too warm. D'oh!
     
  21. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    May 19, 2005
    Yep. and "going through old stuff for continuity reasons and realizing that you really should have kept a bible for your works...
     
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  22. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Jul 11, 2014
    ... when you're writing a scene that takes place in a cave and you realise that you completely lack the vocabulary to do that in English.

    Which brings me to:

    ... when you best friends are Donald D. Dictionary and Thomas T. Thesaurus.
     
  23. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    ...you swear (at least mentally) using GFFA swear words. Caught myself saying “this is such a karking pain in the shebs” this morning. However, it works well if you have kids you don’t want to hear the usual words. ;)
     
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  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    It's never too late...I suppose? Or am I trying to encourage myself since we're in the same poodoo here. :p
     
  25. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    When you're browsing Pinterest and a generic writing prompt makes you go, "OMG! Plot bunny attack!"
     
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  26. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I guess so! :p
     
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