Anyway, I'm mainly working on ones from Shadowhunters, Lucifer, and Kingsman. If anyone has any prompts or suggestions (pairings, character + color and/or text combos, etc.) let me know!
For a while I was trying not to think too much about it. I was happy about Colin Firth probably being back and everything, but I kept thinking, “What if it’s bad? What if it’s not bad but stuff I don’t want to happen happens? Think how rare sequels that are actually good are.”But today it was like, “There’s gonna be a car chase! Eggsy’s gonna wear a truly hideous orange jacket! Elton John is in it!” And I just can’t be aloof anymore. It’s finally happened. I am so excited for this movie.
On the subject of me always forgetting to post links my fanfiction, I'm thinking about revamping my main masterlist.
I have this vision of just putting links to separate by-fandom masterlists in the big one so I won't have to work around a million cuts every time I go to update it anymore. The problem is that while that will work fine for the fandoms I've written lots of fics for, I feel silly making whole masterlists for fandoms where I only ever wrote one fic. So I'm thinking maybe I should just do a miscellaneous list for those fandoms- but I worry that it would make the main masterlist less useful for anyone looking at it.
Any thoughts on what would be more or less accessible?
In the long and glorious history of completely unnecessary and out of left field hetero kisses, the one between Steve and Sharon was a humdinger. Peggy just died, Steve just learned that Sharon was related to her, their last personal conversation was about Peggy and the things she knew... but sure, they were just boiling with sexual tension that whole time, absolutely. And it was almost worse because there wasn't even a romantic subplot. Like I didn't want a romantic subplot, but taking out that kiss would have no noticeable effect on the story, so Why. Was. It. There??? People in my theatre made the funniest 'hmming' noises. I think even people who normally dig the whole "attractive white man + attractive white woman = equals love obviously" equation were WTF-ing over this... thing.
Also I'm working on a couple of super fluffy fanfics right now and I have no idea what to call them. Normally I go for song lyrics when I'm at a loss, but when combing through my music over the last few days I realized that most of my music is of the melancholy and/or overwrought variety. Can anyone recommend some just really happy love songs?
Very "cotton candy and rainbows"-type quotes about love might be useful too, if anyone knows any.
Put under a cut for The Hobbit spoilers.
Does an LOTR fic that references canon character deaths from The Hobbit require a Major Character Death tag? Said references aren't the focus of the story, and obviously I'm putting a 'Canonical Character Deaths' tag on it, but I can still make a case for either choice.
What do you guys think?
I'd try to look it up in the FAQ, but as you can see I'm not very good at explaining it and I don't know how I'd even starting looking.
Now, I have no problem citing the prompt- I have every intention of saying "Hey, guys, check out this prompt, it totally gave me this idea" and linking to it- however, I don't quite feel right calling it a fill and posting it on the meme (no, I haven't checked if someone else has filled it already, but I will soon, and if someone has it will ease my mind considerably), but I do know that some people do and just say, "Sorry, sideways from the prompt."
My question is: does anyone know if there is a generally accepted etiquette for prompt fics that sort of went haywire?
With this fic, I didn't let myself. I hand wrote it from the first scene to the last scene, in order. There's already some stuff I want to go back and change, which I'll do when I type it up, but what was interesting was how differently I had to think. I had to go over the scenes that were really clear in my mind over and over again to make sure I wouldn't forget them but I got around to writing them, but the parts in between those scenes were definitely the better for it, because they fit better into the natural flow of the story. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to do this- given the reasonably limited amount of time I have for fic writing in a given day, I had to go through it pretty fast- but it was a learning experience.
What about you guys? Do you write linearly, or do you just write things down as they come to you? Are there aspects of your writing that you worry might suffer for the way you write? Have you ever tried writing a story in a completely different way, to see what it's like?
I'm a bit of an erratic poster, in that if I get in the swing of it I post pretty regularly- but when I start to forget I really start to forget. Anyway, if any new friends- or old ones- want to ask some questions to get me going, I'd like to open up that door. They can fandom related or real life.
But I want to ask what you all find most useful when you're looking through the tags on someone's journal.
With pairing tags, do you prefer them to be just on fanworks about/with that pairing, or on any post where the pairing is discussed (i.e. shipping meme entries or reaction posts)? What about character tags? Do you think they're useful, or do they just clutter the place up? Personally, I can see pros and cons to all of the above, and I'd like to know what you most like to see when you're using tags.
In this new meme, I would answer the following questions for characters:
How I feel about this character:
My het ship:
My fem/slash ship:
My non-romantic ship for this character:
Any unpopular opinions?
My favorite plot-line for this character:
Something I wish would happen/had happened to this character:
A crossover ship or interaction I would love to see for this character:
A head canon fact:
And the following questions for fandoms:
Most badass character:
Most annoying character:
My favorite thing that has happened so far:
What I would most like to see happen next:
So, give me as many characters and fandoms as you like- also, feel free to add your own questions, if there's something you'd like to see not already listed.
When I write fic, I pretty much have to go with what's in canon. Unless I'm specifically writing a 'what if x happened instead of y' A.U., I have to at least work around what happened. I don't mind reading other people's stories that ignore canon, I just have trouble with it myself.
But a while ago, I started an OUAT story. I basically forgot about it, but I was looking at it again and I still like it. I'm not caught up on the show, but I don't mind spoilers for this particular series, so I know what happens. And I know that basically everything in my story has been jossed, but like I said, I still like it.
Anyway, what I'm wondering is whether most people have my hang-up about canon or not. If I wave my magical writer's wand and say "Everything after The Doctor is unhappened (which is a word that I just made up). Any resemblance to stuff that happens after that is legitimately incidental. Okay? Okay. Here we go..." will most people want to run with that?
( Agents of SHIELD )
( The Blacklist )
( The Day of the Doctor )
( Sleepy Hollow )
Non-spoilery question for those more active in Doctor Who than me: is there an LJ Comm for Doctor Who/other fandom crossovers- maybe specifically with a character from said other fandom as a companion? It seems like there should be (and if there isn't there should be) and I may be, possibly- reluctantly- writing a fic.
I'm sure I'll find somewhere to post when/if I finish regardless; I'm just curious.