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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. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    YKYAFFWW it makes you smile to read a note like this on the boards.

    Aaaaaand, you've introduced the fourth red herring into your long story's plot and you're all [face_devil][face_devil]:kylo::emperor::vader::kylosaber::redsaber::clone::storm::nttrooper::phasma::boba:[face_pumpkin]
     
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  2. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    Was it because you had the high ground? :p
     
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  3. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    You literally went to the first page of this thread and liked a post from 2004

    Reading all this is really making you want to go create some OC's

    P.S. It might not have been 500 feet. Not sure exactly, but that was the idea

    Edit: Reading all this has made you go create some OC's
     
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  4. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  5. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    What???? :p

    ...When your cure for insomnia (aka being scared of a bug in your room) is to go write 2,000 words at 3 in the morning
     
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  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    YKYAFFW of a very specific sort when you know exactly which French folksong with medieval origins you would use as a prompt for a beastwarden!Ezra story, if you at any point in the future decide to write a beastwarden!Ezra story:

    J'ai vu le loup, le renard, le lièvre,
    J'ai vu le loup, le renard danser,
    C'est moi-même qui les ai revirés,
    J'ai vu le loup, le renard, le lièvre,
    C'est moi-même qui les ai revirés,
    J'ai vu le loup, le renard danser.

    I saw the wolf, the fox, the hare,
    I saw the wolf and the fox dancing.
    I was the one who set them dancing.
    I saw the wolf, the fox, the hare,
    I was the one who set them dancing,
    I saw the wolf and the fox dancing.
     
  7. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you are tired and each fandom or character you even consider writing about is met with...NOPE. [face_frustrated] [face_tired]
     
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  8. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ....when you have half a dozen active stories and a challenge to start, but all your moose muse wants to do is chase Loth-wolves... er, plot bunnies.
     
  9. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    ...When you went back, read this and thought, "Wait, doesn't everybody do that?"
     
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  10. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you are not on control of which story is going to be written.

    or

    ...when you go where the inspiration takes you; even if down the rabbit hole.

    :ben:Luke

    :han: Dustin
    :lando: Lucas
    :sabine: El
    :anakin: Mike
    :ezra: Will
    :qui: Hopper
    :padme:Joyce
    :kanan: Jonathan
    :leia: Nancy
     
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  11. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    YKYAFFWW: You've memorized this post and say it to yourself when you want to laugh... because the wording is just hilarious [face_rofl][face_rofl]
     
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  12. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Why, thanks! I shall take that as a compliment. I attribute it to reading too much P. G. Wodehouse. :D
     
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  13. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    ....when that vignette you were working on turns into a two part short story.
     
  14. teamhansolo

    teamhansolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    when you are trying to write a story, and have written the entire outline, but when you go to write it, the story turns out completely different.
     
  15. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Inspiration will have its way with you. Best laid plans and all that...:p
     
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  16. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    YKYAFFW... when this is your absolute favorite thread on the entire website
    When... your school paragraphs end up being 5-page fanfiction... and it's a wonder you didn't have to rewrite it...
    And... you know you are a very brand new fanfiction writer when you just figured out what YKYAFFWW meant and had to look up GFFA... :p[face_whistling]
     
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  17. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you still can't figure out how one character died and the other got amnesia so bad he'd stab his wife in the hand and then kiss her. (I give you plot elements without a plot...)
     
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  18. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    ...when you've written four fanfics in four days because you had nothing else to do... or maybe you didn't do anything else because you were writing four fanfics in four days... it's unclear...
     
  19. Theodore Hawkwood

    Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Knight star 1

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    You watch a totally non-Star Wars movie (in my case Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and some idea on how the Empire might used weaponized dinosaurs pops into mind.
     
  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    YKYAFFW you go through this thread after you missed a couple of pages and you're just like "me too...me too...me too..."
     
  21. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    ...When you read this and thought, "Yeah, me too."
     
  22. teamhansolo

    teamhansolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    ....When you read this and go, "I was gonna say that!"
     
  23. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Fustercluck. O_O So meta.
     
  24. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you totally found a way to put flamingo earings into a story on purpose.
     
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  25. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Jedi Knight star 3

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    ...when your fingers are literally deformed from holding a pencil so much

    ...when you have been writing for the past at least three or four hours to the point where you make your mom spell out the word "purpose" because you couldn't remember it for a million bucks... and you're a pretty good speller