Nick Ellis Shut Up Contest

30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 28

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

I've actually collaborated with a few people on fic, and they were all pretty fun experiences. ^_^ I've done it a couple of ways, such as pretty much RPing with someone and then we smoothed out the RP into fic form. And there was also a time where I wrote out the fic for the most part and then the other person looked at it and changed bits or added things here and there. We then came to an agreement on it the fic as a whole once it bounced back and forth between us a couple of times. All the experiences were pretty positive as a whole, and I enjoyed doing it. ^__^ And I wouldn't mind doing it again!!

The biggest compliment for a fic though, is getting fanart. I haven't had an artist work specifically for art accompanying fic that I've written, but I've gotten fanart for a couple of fics, and man does that make you feel good. ^___^

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 27

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

I guess my favorite place to write would be at my computer desk, in front of my computer. XD I have a comfy computer chair, I have my iTunes for music, I'd rather not be anywhere else! ^_^ Which answers the other question, I primarily write on the computer. I can't remember the last time I hand wrote anything of decent length, probably not since high school. Not to mention that my writing is pretty messy nowadays. Sometimes I'll write down something and be like, "WTF did I write there?" I can write in other places though, as long as I have access to a computer. I wrote fic during my downtime in Japan, and I managed on my laptop just fine. *nods*

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 26

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

Um, well let's see... I don't really write anything that requires too much research, really. ^_^;; I mean, with porn!fic, there's not really a whole lot to research there. XD I have looked up things to make sure that something was physically possible to do and stuff like that, but that's about it. XD

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 25

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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?

For the most part, I love to write to music. I mean, I can write without music as well, there's been many a night where I would be on the computer writing while my husband was trying to sleep, so of course I couldn't really play any music then. For the most part, I just set my iTunes to shuffle and listen to whatever comes out of that. So I don't really 'need' playlists or anything like that. Although sometimes if a song inspires me in a certain way, I might play it over and over and over as I'm writing in order to help get out what I'm trying to get out. Examples of this are when I wrote a fic for the Ace Attorney fandom where Phoenix and Edgeworth were out dancing at a club. I listened to Cascada's 'Dream on Dreamer' on a nonstop loop just because of the strong club riff in it. And then when I wrote some Nellis angst I found inspiration from a Ke$ha song of all things, in 'The Harold Song.' So yeah, I can write with music, I can write without, although I prefer to write with music honestly. It just makes it nicer and more enjoyable. ^_^

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 24

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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?

Zero. I use zero betas. Why? Because I write fic mostly just because I want to write it, not to become popular and have the best fic EVAR and have the adoration of everyone in the fandom. Although adoration is kind of nice. XD But honestly, I'm confident enough in my writing ability that I don't feel I need someone to go over it for me. Plus, it sort of makes fanfic writing a SRS BSNS kind of thing to me, and I write fic for fun, really. I have done some beta'ing for other people though. So yeah, no beta horror stories or dream stories here, considering I don't use them. XD

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 22 & Day 23

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 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. ^_^;;

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 21

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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?

Well, I have played around with the idea of writing sequels to certain fics and despite the cries of "MOAR!" from other people, I just never got around to doing it. >_> I dunno, I think it's mostly because I'm just so accustomed to writing one-shots that I don't really think about anything beyond that. *shrugs* I dunno. There's nothing wrong with sequels, I just don't write them. ^_^;; Except for that one fic I mentioned in the last post, but that was a sequel to someone else's fic, not my own. XD Sooooo, that probably doesn't count. Ahahaha.

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Hunter Heart

30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 20

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

Sometimes. Not very often, but sometimes. I remember I once did a continuation of someone's story in the L4D2 fandom when the author was kind of iffy about writing porn. So, I went ahead and wrote a porny sequel for them. ;D With their permission of course. So yeah, it does happen every once in a rare while.

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 19

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

If I'm majorly bunnied, then yeah, I'll start writing right away. But that doesn't happen very often. XD Usually I just tuck the idea in the back of my mind somewhere and maybe I'll eventually start writing it. I should probably write down my ideas, but sometimes I feel like that's a bit too nerdy for me. XD I tend to keep my ideas to myself though, just so that people don't steal them from me. >_>

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 18

30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

I don't have a specific thing per se that bunnies me really. XD Inspiration for me comes from many different places. But usually I'll just get an idea or someone will suggest something and I'll just be like, "Fuck, I've got to write that!"

When I was writing for the Phoenix Wright fandom, often I would get most of my inspiration from the kink meme. I wrote many a fic for that thing. There were so many awesome prompts.

But nowadays I might knock a few ideas around with someone and the idea gets more and more appealing to me to write, or something just strikes me from who knows where, beckoning me to write it. Of course, I have to be pretty inspired nowadays to write anything. >_>

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