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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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    Hey, welcome back. :D
     
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  2. SatineNaberrie

    SatineNaberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    thanks
     
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  3. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Master star 4

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    ...When you can get away with using more adverbs than necessary. [face_beatup]
     
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  4. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Story of my life.
     
  5. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you're happily involved in an RR that's not really an RR, but is. 8-}
     
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  6. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ...when you're going about your daily routine and you walk by one of your OCs on the street (someone who looks JUST like them!) and you have to try not to stare.
     
  7. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you're listening to a song while running errands and then plot bunnies attack, because you got that one in a challenge on here!
     
  8. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when another author's fic randomly inspires you to dash one off in an era you don't usually write in.
     
  9. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ...you just want this stupid chapter done already.
     
  10. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you suddenly realized that not only is it a story with two Allison's who never meet, but also three Maria's. (In my defense, two of those are from another dimension...)
     
  11. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You argue with your guildie about how cliche some things are in Rebels, and at the same time offer to resurrect their favourite character, no matter how much canon warping it would take( whatever, I don't care).
     
  12. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You realize that the chapter you're writing would actually be better from the perspective of another character and you thank the writing gods that you caught it two paragraphs in instead of two pages.
     
  13. Nehru_Amidala

    Nehru_Amidala Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    when you finish watching a certain series finale and

    begin planning how things would be different if a certain Doctor's companion intervened to save her Imperial fiancee. ;)

    MODified: Added spoiler tags
     
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  14. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You look up younger pictures of yet another actor because you still haven’t quite nailed exactly what that particular OC looks like yet
     
  15. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When you are trying to picture your OC who is an amalgamation of Jensen Ackles and the original Comic character Richie Rich.
     
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  16. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    When you still haven't found a faceclaim for your OC because you already have a clear vision of what they look like in your head, and none of the actresses you've seen quite fit.
     
  17. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    You try to break the logjam by surveying all your projects, and when they last had a post.

    A clear winner is identified, but. Your. Muse. Gives. You. Nothing.

    On the bright side, looks like I had already written 868 words of the next update, so I'm not starting from scratch.
     
  18. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you hover over the vacant fan fic boards hoping someone else will surface.[face_hypnotized]
     
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  19. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You wrote a scene in advance that probably won't even be in this fanfic, but in the next one instead, and since you changed some parts of the plot, the scene has lost it's purpose too, but you still wanna keep it because it is dramatic and shows how much your OC loves Luke.
     
  20. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when, five drafts later, you oc starts talking about Apollo One as a metric for engineering knowledge. (Where did that come from? I made the mistake of reading a prelude comic.)
     
  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you absolutely can't understand her posts in this thread, but you can see that she loves what she's doing. ^^
     
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  22. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    May 15, 2005
    ...when you've written story out of order because that's the way it arrived. (I wouldn't have it any other way with this one. Hee. And yes. I'm loving what I'm doing. So, so much.)
     
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  23. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Master star 4

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    When you have Wookieepedia bookmarked.
     
  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    ...when reading other authors' fics make you wanna include their OCs in your own because they are too lovable not to. [face_love] [face_laugh]
    [face_dancing]
     
  25. FireKeeper

    FireKeeper Jedi Padawan star 1

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    When you have random urges to cry when listening so a certain track, for no other explainable reason because it reminded you of a certain character's story in your fanfic.
    EDIT: Oh crap, this is a wrong topic, this was supposed to go to they "You know you're a fanfic writer when...". How did this even happen?
     
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