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Jul. 20th, 2009

-_- *sigh*

Call it losing impetus, running out of steam, even just something inane like falling prey to pageviews, whatever. Whatever you want to call it, I've got it.

Seriously. Don't think I'm going to get this story finished. -_-

It was far easier when I was just writing for myself, with just my own characters. I make the stupid mistake of reading other people's things, and even the Suey-est, most-ooc scmaltzy things get these glowing reviews, and I just wonder what I'm doing wrong?

Yeah yeah, I know, that old green eyed monster again. I'll just shut up :P


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Jul. 20th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
If you're talking about FanFiction.net, I will advise you to NOT take any review or whatever seriously on that site. It's like DeviantArt in a lot of ways, you can get asspats for the most banal things and if you try to critique something chances are the artist/writer will wig out.

I know that sounds horridly cynical and such but...well, I am horridly cynical. Especially when it comes to people on the Internet. That said, I also have my reasons because before I posted art online I posted fanfics to FanFiction.net. .__.;;; It was pretty bad even then in 2000.

Okay my ranting aside, you really should NOT compare your work to the OOC stuff and Sues...your stuff is way above those in standards and you know it. And I'm not trying to give you asspats; I've read your stuff, and I've read a lot of crapfic, and I'm sure a lot of the more people who are more knowledgeable about writing will tell you the same thing.

If you're running out of steam, take a break. But when you do get back into the groove, perhaps just go back to writing to yourself or posting on LJ. Bigger audiences means bigger idiots.
Jul. 21st, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Although I'm trying really hard not to sound like I'm just making excuses (AND FAILING, drat), it's not just ff.net, it's some of the LJ communities I'm on as well. (To be honest, I don't actually read fanfiction at all any more, purely for this reason.) It's just that occasionally I break all my own rules and glance at other peoples' fanfiction - especially when it shows up on my FL because it's been posted to a community I'm on - and then go all "bawww" that they're getting into great big long conversations about their personal universe even though half the characters have accents that are excruciating to read, the other half are all OOC angsty or over-fluffy, and everyone's popping out Suebabies with everyone else. BAH. *hits self with rolled-up newspaper*

The internet makes people cynical, I think. I was nowhere near such a snark monster until I started to use it - but then maybe it's just because I'm that much older? OOOOLD.

...I guess it was just one of those late-night angst-fests I occasionally have. I don't think I'll ever be happy with anything, but then isn't that par for the course for writers? I apologise for inflicting it on you all. Thanks for your kind words, anyway, I really don't deserve it. ^_^ *hugs?*
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
*Point at the last post* What he said. Plus if you don't finish I'll have to bite you...or maybe inflict evil, mutant flybabies on you.

Seriously, I'm picky about my fic and you've written some of the best OCs I have ever read about and come up with a highly original plot and setting to put them in. You portray the canonical characters in a way that's thoughtful, appealing and very life-like.

Fuck those bratty teenage girls on FFN.net, what the hell do they know?! Please don't tell me that you're letting them control what you do or don't write! *scowls*
Jul. 21st, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
No bites, you'll break your teeth! O_O

*hugs anyway* I know I have no right to baww at you all like that - me and my stupid wonky emotions. BAH.

And no, I'm not letting anyone control what I write (although I'm happy to take pointers ;) ) - I was just being resentful and jealous of some of the responses some people in one of the communities I'm in were getting, y'know? But then I guess I should have expected it, given that it's all Bonking Seekers etc. :P
Jul. 20th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
*clings to seekers and sparklings* You can't just leave them like this!

A lot of readers don't like original characters on principle, so maybe they're not giving the story a chance, but I doubt I'm the only one who loves it.
Jul. 22nd, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Hm, this is true - I've seen plenty of folk who'll call a character a "Sue" purely because they're not from the canon series, but ignore the most eye-gougingly ooc Sue-ish "canon" character purely because they're from the original series.

I will try and finish it. It's just... hard. :\
Jul. 22nd, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
I've had a reviewer beg me not to turn my fic into slash, because my male main character made an offstage visit to talk with his girlfriend. At least I think that must have been the reason. It was the slashiest thing going on in that chapter. Never trust your reviewers to know the meaning of the words they're using. ;)
Jul. 20th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
*huggies Abby* I suggest you forget what you wrote of other's work...especially those 'glowing reviews' they got for writting crap. Can't really say much more...as the other's above me I agree with.
Jul. 21st, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Fuck 'em all. Want me to beat 'em up for you?

(Wedding went nice. Tired. Miss chatting. No internet here unless on friend's dad's computer. Rar.)

*HUGS* Your work is fantastic and your artz skillz puts me to SHAAAME. WE LOVE YOU ABEH!!
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