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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. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    No, not Jyn... Want a hint? ;) She’s the last character of a set I haven’t written mush for (assuming crack!humor romance counts ;) )

    ....you finally finish The Chapter From Heck, and now, as a reward, it’s mush time! Hmm...romantic mush? Cute kid mush? Kids and pets mush? :D
     
  2. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Master star 4

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    ...When you suddenly feel like watching The Eight Below.
     
  3. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when sometimes killing a Canon 'baby' is preferable to killing one of your own.
     
  4. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    ....you finally finish The Chapter From Heck, and now, as a reward, it’s mush time! Hmm...romantic mush? Cute kid mush? Kids and pets mush? Oooh, I'll take any and all of those. [face_batting]

    ... When you read a SW novel & hope it sparks AUs, if not yours, someone else's [face_laugh]
    ... When can't wait to post is only surpassed by can't wait to read [face_love]
     
  5. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    YKYAFFWW you plagiarize yourself from over a decade back in another fandom on another site[face_idea] ... and this seems perfectly acceptable to you ... [face_blush]
     
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  6. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you seriously start questioning if you belong here.
     
  7. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I cannot see why it wouldn't be acceptable.

    You were the source, so not plagiarism.
     
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  8. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    I did it, it just felt weird. Spending too much time slogging away down at the Old Copy Mill, I guess, where we're told 'don't plagiarize anyone, even yourself,' in bold. That is writing for $, though … [face_money_eyes]
     
  9. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when Cloak and Dagger is about much more than espionage. :emperor:

    ...When Father's Day oddly inspires a pairing you actively avoid. :kylo:

    ...when 'brotherly' shenanigans could become a bigger thing. :ezra::zeb:

    Edit: ...when you discover a way for Anakin Solo to live in NuCanon. :D [face_shhh] :D

    Edit, the Second: ...when 'Chantilly Lace' had a pretty face but you're more 'Hooked on a Feeling'.
     
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  10. Kyber Acyk

    Kyber Acyk Jedi Knight star 2

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    ... when an ingenious invention from the First World War inspires a character's ability to spy without being detected [face_thinking]
     
  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    ...you basically see World War I as the Battle of Endor. Like, can hold on for a while and then we need help. Lots of it. And we're devastated. O_O
     
  12. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you are suddenly wondering why almost no one in the GFFA wears hats, beyond uniforms and political pomposity.
     
  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    ...when a zany suggestion Just. Will. Not. Leave. [face_rofl] Mara running a support group [face_mischief]
     
  14. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Master star 4

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    When you see others working on numerous stories at a time and can't imagine doing the same. (More like "You know you're a noob/ casual fanfic writer when...")
     
  15. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Definitely! Working on two at once was a Fanfic Resolution for 2017: fail, big time, after one week![face_beatup]
     
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  16. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you can spell pretty well, but have a word omission problem. 8-}
     
  17. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Master star 3

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    I that problem too.

    (And have noted it as a problem since I wrote this one-page essay thing on Abraham Lincoln in the third grade.)
     
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  18. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    I often don't finish my sen
     
  19. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    You quote your own stories in real life

    You randomly (and rather rudely) break out of conversations to write ideas on the back of your hand

    In math class you find yourself daydreaming about your next fanfiction instead of playing with your mechanical pencil in boredom

    (This is more of a Star Wars fanatic thing but...) You find your mental timeline is based on Star Wars (aka that happened three years before A New Hope came out
     
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  20. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Nov 1, 2004
    YKYAFFW when you just have to buy that bottle of Coca Cola because it has the name of your OC on it.
     
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  21. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when RL concerns are crowding your fanfic mojo.
     
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  22. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Jun 26, 2018
    You hear your cousin say one line and go home to write an entire 6 page story about Obi-Wan Kenobi... somehow based on that line...?

    @pronker , you're my 100th like !!!!!! :D:D
     
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  23. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when your Microsoft Word "blank document" Normal template accidentally gets filled with story text and you have to perform various feats of Visual Basic Fu to get it blank again. :p
     
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  24. teamhansolo

    teamhansolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    ....When you actually wake up in the middle of the night to write down your ideas because you know that you'll forget the best ones in the morning.
     
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  25. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    You walk around everywhere with notebooks to the point that people ask you incredulously if you're doing homework in the summer

    You are climbing (admittedly only like 500 feet) up the Alps and instead of falling to your knees dramatically you are thinking about Obi-Wan felt in your last story ... yeah, that really happened
     
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