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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Dev_Binks, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I have no idea what I was googling but suddenly my Google ads are full of S&M Bondage stuff.

    EDIT: I thought about it and I think because I was looking at Steampunk Plague Doctor masks Google decided I am now a dominatrix.
     
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  2. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    When you're exercising to Abba music, realise that one of your characters canonically listens to an Abba inspired band, thus coming up with a holistic end for your plot based on that fact.
     
  3. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    For me, it was lots of Googling of Polish swearwords. Which was kind of fun to be honest.
     
  4. Anedon

    Anedon WIP Challenge Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    ...when you have promised one of your OCs she would get her own story eventually for years and now are finally acting on the promise.
     
  5. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 3

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    When you've been struggling to write and you finally get 1,000 words down.

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  6. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    ...when you're pretty sure you have not written a single word for nearly three years, which means 0 words in both 2019 and 2020, but then you revisit it in state of existential dread and decide to get off your rear and actually do something. :)
     
  7. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    .....calling Mando "Mango" and some other people on the Internet are also doing the same so not sure if this is your fault or if this is the way. Now an origin story is needed to explain all this I am certain.
     
  8. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Blame Kylo. [face_mischief]
     
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  9. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    That guy keeps breaking things and everything's his fault, I tell you what! :p

    ...when you just finished a story and said THE END but it's not really THE END because now you feel the need to explain the presence of a miniature kitten and the deal with pistachio ice cream and that's probably going to take another 10 chapters. Making up weird things is a complicated profession.
     
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  10. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Make sure Shawn and Gus and a Pineapple are included in the Mando 'Mango' origin.
     
  11. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...When inspiration is slowly returning and Light of the Jedi is paving the way. :cool:

    ...when moments of intimacy between your new OTP are few and far between and not able to be shared in public. @};-

    ...when The High Republic make you feel like a new Star Wars fan.[face_love]
     
  12. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    ...there actually are things for you specifically to be excited about. :)
     
  13. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Your long gone muse gets inspired by toothpaste of all things. I mean, it's nice to write something again but...toothpaste? Really? [face_dunno][face_laugh]
     
  14. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I can relate to this on so many levels, unrelated to fanfics.
     
  15. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The possibilities are endless with the those meddling kids. [face_whistling]
     
  16. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    ...you finally find your old notes with reminders of challenges you are supposed to respond to and there is this word: DOOKASTA.

    It is what you think it is. [face_hypnotized][face_hypnotized][face_hypnotized] Just when I thought I outdid myself in terms of absolute weirdness and that there are no more steps - yes, there are more steps. Dooku and Jocasta having had a romantic past.
     
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  17. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You are currently considering cannibalizing memories of pre-COVID travels and adventures to manufacture your version of mush fanfic. Because what else would you do with happy memories?
     
  18. Bel505

    Bel505 Jedi Master star 2

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    So... that's actually kind of canon? Jocasta's backstory was entirely cut, but the actress has said that in the materials she was given, Dooku and Jocasta did have a romantic past...
     
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  19. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    WHAAAAAT? Looks like I missed more than I thought. I made that up for funsies because it somehow made sense and I never bothered to check. AWESOME.
     
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  20. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When you struggle to write your new OTP because you think they are too pure and holy.

    When you had the same trouble writing Luke/Mara back in the day.
     
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  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    ...you look at drafts you made in 2018 and there's one with the title Roach, Roach, ROACH!1!1!!! that you are simply, simply too afraid to click on.

    It's apparently a story set during the events of the prequel trilogy and it features no OCs. I'm really scared. Just...WHAT is this?
     
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  22. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Something from a Kafka-esque mood?
     
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  23. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    ...when you try to write something new that doesn't involve cats in it which works out fine for a while and then "Hey, what if I put a cat in this story!?" followed up by, "Nooo, you weren't supposed to do that!" Followed up by, "Yeah this actually totally fits in very well and nobody will know the difference!" :p
     
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  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    That's my problem, BUT with cheap toilet humour.
     
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  25. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    YKYAFFWW you write about Guatemalan settings so you spend hours on Google maps and websites posting in Spanish and then you think how easy it would be to set a story in the GFFA where you could, you know, just make stuff up.
     
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