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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. 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....
     
  2. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  3. 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.
     
  4. 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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  5. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    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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  6. 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!
     
  7. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    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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  8. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    ... 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.
     
  9. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ...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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  10. 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
     
  11. 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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  12. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I guess so! :p
     
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  13. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm a native English speaker and the thesaurus is my best friend, I'm constantly looking for a different word than the one I'm using. The dictionary would be as well, but even the dictionary can't usually figure out what I'm trying to spell so Google is my best friend there. :p
     
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  14. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    *suggests the book "The Complete Idiot's Guide for a Smart Vocabulary" in place of Donald D. Dictionary and Thomas T. Thesaurs for Chyntuck * It pretty much has a word for....EVERYTHING (or at least most topics when you're stuck and I didn't even know words for some things existed!).
     
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  15. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you are playing Star Trek Timelines and can't help but want to write fics about the odd, cross time and space and race crew members who are put together to complete missions.
     
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  16. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    :oops: sorry for the double post!
     
  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you find ~500 words of a rough outline for a story people wanted you to write when you finished your first epic back in 2015 and it seems to be matching two current challenges.
     
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  18. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you lose your PERFECT read & comment list, which even had the stories ordered by length and priority.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.mp3
     
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  19. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when being stuck in email mode instead of prose leads to interesting things in the rough draft that may or may not end up in the final, but at least it's forward progress... of a sort. (I blame the counties-wide fire thing, and personal familial dramas. I didn't know how stressed out I was until I finally started to come down the day of funeral #2...)
     
  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Hugs, DaenaBenjen42. Still, writing is the best therapy. If it helps you get through these hard times, so be it! Don't question it, at all. @};-

    ...when you should be banned from this thread for dominating it.

    ...when you FINALLY have the right plot bunnies, but you've had two types of headaches, nausea and whatchamacallit within less than a day. Kriff this, LOL. :p
     
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  21. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    ...when your muse spends all day providing material for one of the challenges, plus an incidental baby delivery system, when you finally find twenty minutes to write something, you spend it trying to un-truncate an old OTP origins fic.
     
  22. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Doub- no, triple post.
     
  23. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Sith-I-5 Were you trying to find a story on the Wayback Machine? If so, I can look it up for you in my husband's magic spreadsheet.
     
  24. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Chyntuck - I sort of mis-spoke.

    It would appear that in 2009, I created a fic post which tried to recover an old RP post which served as the origins for my OTP.

    The fic post was called "We Will Always Have Iskalon", but I think it was the RP forum post that suffered the original truncation.
     
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  25. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    ...when your muse decides to show up at 1:30 am and you are already in bed and your partner is asleep beside you so you try to type very quietly. Have you ever noticed how loud keys are when the room is very quiet? :p