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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 22 & Day 23 
28th-Jul-2011 10:18 pm
Blue Ellis
Here's the link for LJ status when it's down, just as an FYI.

Since LJ was being a dickbag the past couple of nights and not letting me post, I'm forced to put two days together in this post. Le Sigh. Apparently LJ has been under DDoS attacks once again. Fucking Russians, I swear, they just don't give up. I have to admit that I've been kind of LOLing when people have been like, "Quick, to DreamWidth!" when they've been having issues with being really slow over there too. I can live with LJ being down every once in a while, it's not the end of the world. Plus, there's just something off-putting to me about DW, and I can't place my finger on it. Besides the fact that it's a blatant LJ rip-off. But anyway.

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?


I have not. I've briefly thought about it, but then decided against it. I can't remember which one I was considering though, which probably means that I wasn't considering it too seriously. They do seem like a lot of fun, but they also seem kind of SRS BSNS to me. I mean, there's usually a deadline, and I'm not good with deadlines. Sometimes for me, writing is like pulling teeth, and I'm not likely to meet a deadline. You usually have to have your work beta'ed and I really don't like having stuff beta'ed just because that also seems a bit on the SRS BSNS side as well. Plus, it seems that a lot of the fics for those kinds of things are pretty epic word-count wise, and honestly, I don't really do epic fic. So, yeah... No.

23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

For the most part, you can pretty much find all of my fics over on y!Gallery. I think there's like, one fic that I haven't posted over there and that's just because I've been kind of lazy about it. When I was active in the Ace Attorney fandom, I posted my AA-related fics over at the 'Objection! Fanfic Archive' as well. As for the L4D2 stuff, once again, you can find everything over at y!Gallery, but I've posted them here on my LJ as well. (Just look under the tag 'fanfic') I tend not to use sites like ff.net or deviantArt just because of the amount of horrible on both of those sites. I'm sure that there's some good stuff, but you really have to shovel through the shit to get to it. Plus, the maturity of a lot of the users on those sites really leaves something to be desired. Which is why I tend to lurk them rather than contribute to them. I'm not trying to be a snob or anything, it's just how I feel. ^_^;;



1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?

5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?

6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?

8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.

9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?

11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?

12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?

13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?

14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?

15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a fic?

16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?

18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?

22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?

26 – What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?

29 – What is your current project or projects?

30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!
Comments 
29th-Jul-2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
RUSSIA!!!! >:-O

lulz, I haven't touched my DW account since I opened it for kink bingo. Also, I really need to work on that kink bingo.

ALSO, I'm going to go sifting through your archives for all dat porn.
30th-Jul-2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Damn you Russia!!! *shakes her fist*

Yeah, I barely ever look at my DW account either. XD I just happened to go over there to see if the site was doing any better, and it was running pretty slow. And then, get this, I clicked the 'Random Journal' option to see what would come up and... It was a Russian journal. Which makes me believe that DW isn't going to be the safe haven that everyone seems to think it is.

Hahaha. Awwww yeah. ;D It's not like I've written a lot of L4D2 porn though. ^_^;; I've got a lot of WIPs though. :/
30th-Jul-2011 06:10 am (UTC)
I never liked DW either. If I'm desperate that's what Google+ is for now. :P

BTW totally random, but the other day I dreamt you worked for a foreign mob/government and wanted to steal my iPad and laptop. And I don't have an iPad.
30th-Jul-2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there's just something about DW that really bothers me. So it makes me sad that people have been jumping ship from LJ over to it. I have Google+, I just haven't really touched it. XD

Hahaha oh yeah? That's awesome!! XD I wouldn't be surprised if I wanted to steal your laptop, you do have that nice Alienware one after all. ;D
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