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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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    ...you spent a couple of hours...okay, more than a couple of hours retconning some dates and years in your fics. :p
     
  2. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when, three flashback attempts later, you end up with a flashback that wasn't the one you meant to write. (Six different iterations of the same scene, thy name is Wave Ranger... who aren't major players in this story, but did drop by on their way home because... reasons.)
     
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  3. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 2

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    ...on your way to work a fraction of your brain starts to spin off in it's own direction, creating a dialogue between Owen Lars and Obi-Wan. (Forunately the brain was reined in before I entered my office. )
     
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  4. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you're about to frankenstein (yes, it's a verb, DON'T QUESTION IT, I said so!) a bunch of comments on a story that was posted as an one-shot, back when you were thinking that the epic it's a part from was never going to see the light of the day. Like, why not transfer them all to the new thread? :p There's only two of them, anyway.

    Need to change the title back to the actual chapter title and remove the Disney quote added it to the very end.

    It's a weird thing, a story with two versions, where there are only two differences. :kylosaber:
     
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  5. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ....you put your character through an emotional wringer in the two latest chapters of two different stories, and now he insists you owe him some mush in return.
     
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  6. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    SQUEEE! [face_batting] Happy wriggles because Ezra does deserve the mush. [face_love] [face_laugh]
     
  7. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you have to find the silly surveys you did oh-so-long ago to figure out your character's back story. (On the bright side, it was followed by a healthy chuckle...)

    And because that thread is now closed, I present the Silly Survey form... **grin**


    Name:
    Home Story:
    Sex:
    Favorite Color:
    Favorite Smell:
    Chocolate or Roses?
    Pepsi or Coke?
    Zodiac Sign:
    Any pets?
    Parents names:
    Mother's maiden name:
    Siblings names:
    Stuffed Animals?
    Ever get a sense of deja vu?
    One thing no one knows about you:
    What planet were you born on?
    Ever get a sense of forboding?
    Does your author have some horrible fate planned for you?
    Stop to smell the roses or bulldoze them?
    Favorite smell?
     
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  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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  9. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 22, 1999
    When something in canon leaves you so gut-punched you wonder how you’re going to finish any of your stories.
     
  10. Flyboy240

    Flyboy240 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    When you spend way too much time researching super obscure topics
     
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  11. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when your recent search history includes Golf Courses in Brooklyn, the wikipedia page on Chinese Checkers, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Funeral Homes AND Medical Offices in Maine, Gold Star Pins, and the Internet Guide to Jazz Age Slang. (For starters...)
     
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  12. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you've caught the fever for a lavender haired force of personality.
     
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  13. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    As you read through someone else's fic, you keep wanting to tag in your own OC to help out.
     
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  14. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oohh, I have to do this for Lens. Just for kicks and giggles! :p
     
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  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you have this weird obsession with leaving comments in batches of eight, but you feel like you could possibly do nine or ten tonight. :eek:

    EDIT: And you can't do more than eight, plus you buried your own updated epic. [face_rofl]
     
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  16. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    . . . you hate/disagree with new Canon Content but that AU you are pretty sure you aren't going to write but it refuses to go away suddenly screams 'hey, you can do/use 'x' to do 'y' in this'.
     
  17. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You start compiling entire secret playlists on Spotify to listen to during writing.
     
  18. CaraJinn

    CaraJinn Jedi Knight star 2

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    ...you wake up in the morning with a sketch of a completely new story almost finished in your head.
     
  19. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You begin to edit a finished chapter to fix some seemingly minor issues, and end up rewriting a good chunk of it because Luke deserves the best.
     
  20. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Something of yours, gets ignored so much, you start looking at the most popular subject in the thread, and thinking what you can do with it, just for a bit of attention.
     
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  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you had a fic to post as a birthday gift for yourself, because it was dead silly and it would've been crazy to dedicate it to anybody else...

    ...and then you realise that you need a couple more days for the challenge you created for yourself only. :p Yup, I am attempting to use all the lines of a miscaptioned song in an A/P story. You...don't want to know. :p

    @FireKeeper - What an avatar! :D
     
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  22. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you find a way to incorporate a "Keep Calm and Carry On" joke and it was mostly by accident. (And now I want that swimming t-shirt... I don't care if I'm not a mother. I wants it!)
     
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  23. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you keep wanting to put characters from other fandoms into your fics with no practical reasoning.
     
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  24. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when the only thing inspiring you, at the moment, is the Old School Self Realization challenge.
     
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  25. SatineNaberrie

    SatineNaberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    When a fic you like reading hasn't been updated in a long time and you think about your own story
    which hasn't been updated in years.
     
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