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

  1. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When a Shadow and Bone 2nd teir pairing had you thinking maybe...but NO.
     
  2. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    [​IMG]

    When you are redesigning the interior of an imaginary starfreighter to accommodate characters. Gods I am sad.
     
  3. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    1) Does Skipper know you're redesigning his ship?
    2) Where's the cockpit?
    3) Glad Zephyr has a nice big room!
     
  4. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    He does! I actually was talking to him about the layout cause I wanted to know where he was so Amber could talk to him and wanted to get her bearings after talking to Zephyr. It got into his head, and he's the artist! He started! I imagine we will be seeing the Valyria drawn professionally very soon! :p Cockpit is at the top. ;)
     
  5. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    YKYAFFWW you dream you are writing, complete with editorial decisions, thusly: "Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi sneaked - snuck - no, tiptoed through the transport hangar as Ora Nobis - or Jenna Zan Arbor - shrieked "I'll make your end quick if you surrender!!"--- actually like this, leave it in --- as she flourished --- either her vibroblade or lightwhip, look these up on the Wook --- and clacked her stilettos on the duracrete floor." (No lie, last night was intense.[face_clown])
     
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  6. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    When you can't sleep at night as new ideas are coming to you and look terrible the next day and can't tell people the real reason! :eek:
     
  7. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you're listening to Dorkfish on repeat to get thru badness. (It was the first thing I snagged from the shelf.)
     
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  8. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    YKYAFFWW you own up to a yen for a story so specific as to time, place, and characters and look for it in vain on TFN, AO3, FanfictionDAHTNET and more obscure places, that you feel compelled to write it yourself, necessitating oodles of Wiki research.:-B
     
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  9. Starith

    Starith Jedi Knight star 3

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    When you're trying to come up with an idea and it feels like there are both too many ideas and not enough.
     
  10. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when you suddenly realize you COULD have set off a psychological incident with a cat. (Of the fauna native to Belsavis? Pittens.)
     
  11. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Force Ghost star 5

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    You know you're a fanfic writer when you don't put fanfic writing above your career per se, but sometimes you are tempted to do so.

    Also known as you accept a job offer for an exciting new position, but part of you is also crying inside, "But when will I find time for fanfic writing?"

    And this chain of thought seems very rational and natural to you.
     
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  12. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when three characters are unavailable and you don't have a good excuse to get the forth from Nar Shadda. (Really. I do not. Also... darn it.)
     
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  13. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    This is why employers should create fan-fic days, days which you can take off because you need to focus on your fanfiction. It's like a vacation/parental leave/pet leave/sick days/whatever but just days for fanfic.

    :p
     
  14. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Master star 4

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    Double post but it's been a few days.

    .......you kind of want to write this weird story where Elsa from Frozen has ninja brothers with ice powers and Star Wars is also there for some reason--not because it makes sense by any means and it's probably a really dumb idea....OR IS IT!? [face_thinking]
     
  15. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    When you are at work and you go silent because you are mentally plotting the next move your character is going to make.
     
  16. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...when your list of "darn it" exists because some things you want to make happen in story present do not happen for six or seven years.
     
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  17. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    ... when you intend Character A to be friendly with Character B and hostile to Character C... and then you get around to writing that chapter, and because characters have a mind of their own, it turns out to be the other way around and you have to adjust the rest of the story to reflect that.