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amireal2u:

Testing the waters.

I had an idea, based on a post I’ve lost somwhere, that talks about how Male OCs are simply interesting characters but if you took all of, say Bruce Wayne or Han Solo’s traits and added female, the character would be decried as a mary sue.

And I was thinking about maybe running an OFC fanfic challenge. Where authors who signed up would write those stories they’ve been told to be ashamed of. With the long lost children, spouses, family, friends, the sassy neighbors, teamates, wedding planners, etc.

I’ve had several stories that I’ve moved to ‘maybe as origfic’ file b/c of this.

So, I’m curious, if I got something together for Sept/Oct (signups in August maybe?). Is there actual interest?

BTW, I’m open to all fandoms in terms of submission, AO3 makes it easy.

Reblogging for daytime/weekday crowd! I got a PM about someone else thinking about the same thing, haven’t had a chance to contact yet, so stay tuned. Still checking out interest.

bbboootttyyy:

You want weird tv episodes that you’ve never seen before? It’s probably been on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You want a musical episode? Buffy. An episode with no talking at all? Buffy. A good laugh about a demon-hunting dummy? Buffy. What about one where hyena ghosts posses high school students and then go eat their principle? Guess who. Just go watch Buffy you piece of shit.

If all else fails, move to xena.

I would be SO in on this. As long as the word count minimum was something like 10k, I could fit it in around my other writing.

My instinct would be 15k b/c intro-ing a new character takes words? BUT, I realize my word counts are not OTHER people’s word counts *G*. 10k seems reasonable. I haven’t decided on much of anything yet. This is step 1 of 367 you know? :)

Testing the waters.

I had an idea, based on a post I’ve lost somwhere, that talks about how Male OCs are simply interesting characters but if you took all of, say Bruce Wayne or Han Solo’s traits and added female, the character would be decried as a mary sue.

And I was thinking about maybe running an OFC fanfic challenge. Where authors who signed up would write those stories they’ve been told to be ashamed of. With the long lost children, spouses, family, friends, the sassy neighbors, teamates, wedding planners, etc.

I’ve had several stories that I’ve moved to ‘maybe as origfic’ file b/c of this.

So, I’m curious, if I got something together for Sept/Oct (signups in August maybe?). Is there actual interest?

BTW, I’m open to all fandoms in terms of submission, AO3 makes it easy.

urtube:

taze-that-chicken:

urtube:

It’s so fucked when you lose your glasses like you need them to see so how are you supposed to look for them cause you can’t see shit

you do realize that people don’t turn blind when they don’t have glasses on right? Everything is just a little blurry

Yes thank you I’ve been wearing glasses for 10 years I know how it is when I can’t find mine which is why I made this post

A little blurry? How about some of us are legally BLIND without our vision enhancements? That the thinness of a glasses frame LITERALLY DISAPPEARS inside my near sided astigmatism. So I started buying bedsheets and eyeglass frames in contrasting colors. Because if you wear glasses all day everyday, you can fall asleep with them on, take them off in your sleep and then have no freaking idea where they are in the morning.

What inspired you to write It's Not the Fall? And how did you go about carefully crafting Phil's realization and acceptance? (The fic starting with the surprise kiss was a stroke of genius, btw.)

A few things to start this off. First, it combines two tropes I love.

1. This was a date??

and

2. I might be gay for you. This second one, without any extra context or a whole bunch of other stuff has always been pretty problematic for me? I’ve been in several fandoms that tout it as a way of NoHomoing their way through a gay relationship and when used that way it’s pretty offensive. I subscribe to the kinsey scale theory (actually no, there’s someone who modified it into three dimensions and added an arm that accounts for emotions as well but that’s too complex to talk about here) which is to say, you’ll rarely find someone who is completely, totally, 100% on one side or the other, but there are LOTS of people who would need a compelling argument to leave their comfort zones. That one I buy completely.

Second: The beginning.

I’m actually a pretty huge fan of in medias res for beginnings. Especially in fanfic where you often don’t need the same level of detail in regards to world building, characters and settings. But I like it in novels as well, the up front word vomit that happens in hard fantasy is often what stops me from trying books because I have a lot of chronic issues to fight against as it is and walls of words don’t interact well with my issues.

Third: Crafting Phil’s Journey

Um. This is a difficult question to answer.

In terms of process, I’m not a writer who needs to completely plot it all out in advance, including a detailed outline of what happens when. In fact, I can rarely do that because when I’m writing, often the characters will say and do things that are getting them to the plot point I KNOW I want to meet, but in doing so, introduce all sorts of use ful things to account for later.

My outlines are closer to thematic categories. (Work, Clint, Sex, being three examples). I have specific emotional and plot beats I WANT to hit. I note the points that I need to hit repeatedly (or that need to evolve over time with each hit). I know within a certain amount of advance warning when I’m going to use them. But often these categories evolve as I write. When I open up a chapter to start, I know at least half the beats I want to hit, but the other half sometimes come to me sentences before I write them.

This type of writing means I tend to make notes as I go, it’s partially why I really like using scrivener. Scrivner is built to deal with just about all forms of note taking AND I can internally link back to my research docs if I need to.

As to how I decided on some of those emotional beats, how I decided on when he would feel okay, when he wouldn’t, when he’d freak out and when not? Well. Some of that was digging deep into the character and attempting to think about it from his POV. I felt that Phil would attempt to be methodical about something that surprising. I feel like he’d approach it like anything else he didn’t understand in his life. Research and careful exploration of the facts. I also felt that one of the ways this could happen without him being aware was that it WAS actually happening but he’d only realize it later. At the time he’d classify it as something that made sense, because in his life, he’d NEVER (probably, consciously) considered that possibility, so he assumed it was something else.

The rest?

Well. Let’s say there are points in here where I probably over identify with Phil’s struggle and leave it there?

Feel free to ask follow ups on specific emotional beats. I have pages of notes and ideas.

If you remember, I'd love to know where the idea for "Messy" came from...

Okay. I think the initial spark came from someone talking about chairs with dildos attached, so the only way to sit on them would be to sit on the dildo. Around the same time I read some A/B/O that made a great case for orgasms in that universe being a lot different. Multiple for some, really, really long for others. Depending on who wrote it. :)

At that point I flashed onto a scene of Clint trying to concentrate but eventually needing to close his eyes and come (with Phil fucking him) in order to keep going. It should be noted that this completely feeds into a fantasy/kink of (oh man, slightly embarrassing) of something that probably started in HP time? Of a teacher giving a student a chance to retake a test, but he/she has to be fucking them at the time and if they come, the test is over and gets graded based on however much is completed. (Even in the fantasy, it’s a FANTASY being played out by two consenting adults, but it’s still a pretty deep look into my ID right there *awkward shuffling*)

The rest was getting them to that point at the desk.

The idea of the consequences? Well that was planned right from when Phil talks about the incomplete research notes and the single sentence about prior attachments.

Why?

Because I’m at the place in my writing where it’s harder to just handwave? And the sex pollen genre has a lot of ‘evil people do it for chaos’ already and I wanted a reasonable idea in the center of it. So. I built off AOS/616 canon. That serum is actually a very early version of the stuff that healed Phil. Or an offshoot of it anyway. If you’ve read the sequel, you know that Thor has seen this sort of thing before, in its natural environment. So. There you go.

I think that covers any and all inspiration for Messy?

Any questions?

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Crack, crustaceans weilding weapons, Clint Barton Needs a Hug, Humor, Fluff, written without sleep
Summary:

“Clint?” Phil calls from where’s standing, raising on his toes to be sure.

“Yes?”

"Why is there a knife-wielding crustacean in my kitchen?"

OR

These things only happen to Clint.

*****

I did a thing. Don’t judge me?

skies-ofskaia:

trydain:

camwyn:

lostinhistory:

prinnyemperor:

gigaguess:

You fucked up you seriously fucked up.

actual photo of maryland


Rise of the Crustaceans.

Category 0.5 kaiju.

CRAB BATTLE

Category 0.5 Kaiju

Reblogging for fic reference

skies-ofskaia:

trydain:

camwyn:

lostinhistory:

prinnyemperor:

gigaguess:

You fucked up you seriously fucked up.

actual photo of maryland

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Rise of the Crustaceans.

Category 0.5 kaiju.

CRAB BATTLE

Category 0.5 Kaiju

Reblogging for fic reference

Audience Participation: Fic-Writing Edition

cosmictuesdays:

Taken from someone else on another network, deemed too good not to use.

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don’t hold back. Whatever you ask, I’ll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.

Warning, brief talk about Marvel Civil War plotline.

Okay so I’m about 50 issues through the main sequence (there’s a secondary sequence called Civil War: Underside) and all I can say is that SHIELD pretty much exacerbated the situation every time they got involved. I mean, they literally escalated from 0 to 60 based on situations that weren’t anything close to needing that level of violent reaction. I’m not saying other characters were innocent, I’m saying SHIELD probably helped it become so violent so fast. No, not probably, definitely.

They literally pulled guns on a ‘hero’ before the law was even voted on, let alone enacted or the grace period had passed. About 30 issues later you finally get the reasoning behind the idiotic move and it basically boils down to “I know he gonna be on the other side anyway, so I figured we could be aggressive in getting him to see our side.” Which, wow. Yeah.

Then there was the small stuff, like SHIELD agents using pejorative mutant slang to a mutant’s face, in front of the Director of SHIELD, who basically ignored it.

There is nothing more satisfying than booping your cat’s nose with its own tail.

Fandom friendships:

Me: Augh. Tell me not buy comics.

Friend: Don’t buy comics!…. Why?

Me: There’s a sale! 67 issues for $100!

Friend: …wow that is a good price.

Me: *cries hot bitter tears*

Friend: You should totally buy them.

Me: …I hate you and am never writing you porn again.

Friend: *pats me gently* mmhmm, whatever you say.

Me: *buys the thing*

For those of you following along, It’s the Landing (sequel to It’s not the Fall and henceforth shall be referred to as Oops2) is one chapter done!

Based on my plot points, I suspect this one will be at least 7 chapters, but I won’t know for sure till around chapter 4 or 5.

Still, it feels good to have significant progress.

BTW I haven’t managed to reply to any of the feedback on Chapter 9 because it’s all SO FREAKING AMAZING. Seriously guys, that feedback will help feed my authorly freakouts for years to come. YEARS. I’m not sure I’ll ever find the words to reply to it, but I’ve got a thank you snippet in the works that I hope conveys what it means to me.