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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 Chosen One star 4

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    ...possible developments in canon make you want to retreat into your AU and stay there forever.
     
  2. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 3

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    ^Just remember... the New Canon is just fanfiction with money.
     
  3. Grade

    Grade Jedi Master star 1

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    Despite some turds, Expanded Universe forever!!!!!!!
     
  4. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Unfortunately, the developments that make me want to live in my AU are occurring in Officially Official LucasFilm productions, so fanfic with money, special effects, big name actors and an audience who will flame you if you criticize it. :p
     
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  5. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When it's your last day off before Christmas and you just want to finish and edit your Christmas fic but new plot bunnies keep popping up for it:

    [​IMG]

    [face_laugh]:p
     
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  6. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you are camped out a thesaurus page because you realize you use of the same words frequently.
     
  7. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    I highly recommend "The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Smart Vocabulary" which has new words for pretty much anything, all categorized nicely for any writing struggle and is a good supplement in addition to a thesaurus.
     
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  8. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 3

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    When you watch A Goofy Movie and now you're picturing a fic scenario in which Luke was raised by Jar Jar.
     
  9. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    ......you start researching memes or other things or stories online related to "what if Luke was raised by Jar Jar?" 8-}
     
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  10. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ....when on your first draft your dear diary challenge has your story pretty dark and filled with drama, but then you just can´t bring yourself to write the characters as jerks who cause each other needless suffering and thus quickly move the story in a more positive, friendly direction.
     
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  11. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You have limited time/energy/will to live and a huge backlog of:

    Fics you want to read and comment on
    Replies to comments on your own fics
    Fics you want to write

    Do you:
    A. Read and comment
    B. Reply to comments
    C. Write
    D. Watch old episodes of The Simpsons that you've already seen a hundred times and have basically memorized!
    E. Get new plot bunnies from random lines in the show and start the cycle again. [face_phbbbbt][face_laugh]:p
     
  12. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    ....you realize you’re not in that much of a hurry for the canon version of what happens to your favorite character because you want to hold onto your version as long as possible (specifically, I realized that with all the talk of LIVE ACTION REBELS, whatever Sabine and Ezra’s reunion looks like, it won’t be this :(
    ).[​IMG]
     
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  13. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I reject canon's "reality" and substitute my own!!
     
  14. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What a lovely drawing!@};- And I agree with that sentiment.
     
  15. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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  16. Venator77

    Venator77 Jedi Master star 2

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    ...when you feel sad that people don't like your unique, if not weird, fanfic, but still write it anyway.
     
  17. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    ...you start writing a story and step back for a moment and realize it will really only make sense if it has cats wearing tiny pirate hats and travel in tuna-shaped spaceships.
     
  18. jmsbndgrl

    jmsbndgrl Jedi Master star 4

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    When your passwords get compromised, and even though you haven't written anything in years you still logged into your fanfiction accounts to update their passwords.
     
  19. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When you've decided on your first High Republic 'ship after only a 108 pages of Light of the Jedi. @};-
     
  20. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When you are dying to write something for that ship but even the source material is sparse.
     
  21. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    The beauty of fanfic...you can make it all up and if it turns out to be way off base, just call it an AU :D (and I'm curious to know who you're shipping...)
     
  22. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    When your Google search history is filled with questions about how pregnancy tests work and how accurate they are, and there is no chance you are pregnant, but your character is. So you need to know these things.
     
  23. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    ...and you thank the search engine powers that be for private search, because you do NOT want your husband seeing this history :p
     
  24. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When you are browsing the baby name websites because you want to give your new OC a cool name that means something.
     
  25. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ...yeah, try planning a murder mystery!!!