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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. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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  2. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    You try to start a story for five weeks, and cannot type Word One, then out of the blue, thinking about it from the point of view of your two favourite OCs, and you have almost four pages typed in two days.
     
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  3. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    When your fanfic becomes your Master's thesis: forever working on it :p
     
  4. Vinylshadow

    Vinylshadow Jedi Padawan star 1

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    ...when you write one story, get 2/3rds finished with it, then write up two spinoff stories hinted at in your main fic because you like that idea and want to flesh them out

    ...when you pick two random characters and start writing a scene that ships them together, even when they've either never interacted before or flat-out hate each other and you wind up turning it into a thousand-word snip by accident
     
  5. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ...when you're a little afraid to post the first chapter of a new story (will they like it? will they hate it? will they read it?)
     
  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when the same thing happens to you as to the character you're currently writing about in the chapter you're currently writing (namely coming down sick right before something Big and Important that you have to do In Front of a Lot of People). It couldn't have coincided better if I had planned it! :p
     
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  7. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    ... when your muse is nagging you to start writing your new fic before you can even outline part 2. Grrrrr.
     
  8. Flyboy240

    Flyboy240 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    ...when you wonder what a furniture factory in the GFFA would be like
     
  9. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    when you read some profic and begin to wonder if your meager offering sound trite.
     
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  10. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    It doesn't. Keep writing!
     
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  11. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think this aaaaall the time... of course, sometimes I read some profic and think, "Seriously? They're getting paid for that?"
     
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  12. 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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  13. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you're left wondering "why does my fic want to go to such-and-so?" (I guess I shall find out...)
     
  14. 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]
     
  15. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...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).
     
  16. 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).
     
  17. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...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...)
     
  18. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand 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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  19. 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.
     
  20. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...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!)
     
  21. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    ...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!
     
  22. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you have inspiration for two fics, but the fingers won't do the walking.
     
  23. 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
     
  24. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ...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.
     
  25. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...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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