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  1. 5 points
    I will be very happy when July 31st gets here. That’s when the extra $600 a week for unemployment finally expires. That may sound horrible, but I’m on the opposite end of that. I have worked through this entire thing, and the only applicants I’ve gotten for my critically short staffed store, have been applying for the unemployment requirement that they do so. Have only had one day off since November 14th. ONE. Plus, I’m already on schedule for a minimum of 80 hours a week, and if anyone calls off, I get to cover it. Because I don’t have enough staff. So my average work week is more like 90 hours or better. Awful damn tired of people working the system.
  2. 4 points
    *Steps out of a smoking crater and dusts himself off* Right, that was fun in a horrible, lets never do this again sort of way. What’s next?
  3. 4 points
    Since I can’t eat scallops in peace. i’ve decided ya’ll have to live with this image too.
  4. 3 points
    Taking baby steps: wrote one page, now fighting my inner demons NOT to tear it up and burn it. I’ve got to get back in the writing habit, even if it is AWFUL.
  5. 2 points
    WritingDude

    I'm officially 24 now

    I'm officially 24 now
  6. 2 points
    Mal

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Hey gang, just popping on real quick to address some of the comments since my last post. First off, I want to thank everyone who took the time to write something. I also just wanted to say that my post about the problem I have with fanfiction wasn’t to try and guilt you guys into commenting. But was more to point out that it gets me down when I put so much effort into something and seemingly get no reward. I really do appreciate the comments nonetheless and want to say that I can’t thank you guys enough for supporting me. Guestish: No, lol I did not catch the plague. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, I think we’ve had less than 200 cases during the entire quarantine, and I take all the proper precautions when I got out, mask, hand sanitizer etc. So even though I have an “essential,” and public job, I have avoided it. I also very much appreciate your support over the years and am very glad you’re enjoying the story. Have you read my other works, or do you just enjoy BDH? Guest1998: Thank you as well, Guest1998 for your support over the years. I really do appreciate it and I’m very glad you enjoyed the choice of the final girl who will enter the harem. On a side note, if your handle means that you were born in 1998 I feel very old indeed… Megaman: Thanks for the kind words, Megaman. There is nothing wrong, at the basics with not writing a comment or hitting a like. But it is, unfortunately one of the only ways that readers of fanfiction can show support to the writers. Its nothing to feel sorry for, if it makes you uncomfortable to do so. But I will say that even just a quick: “Loved your story, thanks for writing it!” Goes a long long way to helping those of us who pour so much effort into everything we write. I appreciate the sentiment of “have a nice weekend.” Unfortunately for me, I work every weekend. My “weekend” is in the middle of the week. ArcherNexus: I’m very glad to hear you enjoyed the new chapter. Honestly, I probably could have made it a two or even three part chapter, since so much stuff happened. It would have made the ending much more believable too, but I really wanted to get back to the main story so I used some exposition to cram everything into one chapter. (Coincidentally though, chapter 48 is, by a substantial margin, my longest chapter yet). I have many reasons for selecting Kendall Jenner as one of the two final girls to enter the harem, which I’m sure you know since you’ve been following this thread for a while. But my main reason was her connection to many of the characters and her influence across multiple industries. I think those things made her a very plausible spy to help Alex collect data on his targets. It also doesn’t hurt that, despite what you may think of her as a person, she is incredibly hot. As to the “I love you” at the end. I nearly removed it. My editor suggested I do so, and I did where she said it in an earlier moment in her training. But I decided to leave in the I love you at the end because I figured that it was more an effect of the euphoric feeling that she was experiencing as she was high on Arcadia and had just had the best orgasms of her life than her saying it out of genuine love. Here is what I have to say about the fanfiction you wrote. I remember reading part of it. I think I even commented on it in a review and I’m pretty sure I enjoyed what I had read up to that point. The main thing that you CAN get out of writing fanfiction, is practice. As a writer, I feel you are wholly unprepared to write a serious, feature length work, something that could be legitimately published, either by you or an actual publishing company until you’ve got at least a thousand hours of writing under your belt. Your work just won’t be sophisticated enough to sell till you’ve had enough practice to refine your own unique technique. I would urge you, that if this is a goal of yours, to continue to work on your fanfiction. Even if you don’t get much feedback you will get practice and that is not an insignificant reward for your hard work. I want to thank you again for your kind words, and I will reiterate what I said. I will finish it, just the only question is how long it will take… Thanks again, and good luck with your own endeavors. Take-Takeoff: Thank you for the kind words. I’m very glad you’ve enjoyed what you read and I’m very happy that you’re looking forward to Alexandra’s upcoming appearance. I haven’t decided exactly how long it will be till she makes it into the harem. I need to have a small amount of time pass before I can bring in Kendall and Alexandra. But I can promise that her entrance will be one to remember! Sazbi: I’m sorry that Gal didn’t make it in. I had one spot left, and at least one of the prevailing reasons Alexandra made it over Gal is that I personally find Alexandra much hotter than Gal… Those eyes of Alexandra are just…. well they are just too damn much. I figured that if this is the last fanfiction I write (no idea if that will be the case), but if it was, I just HAD to include Alexandra or I would hate myself . As to Kendall, I think there are a lot of interesting potential points of tension. There is the question of whether or not the other girls will find out that SHE played such a significant roll in their capture. There is the really close friendships she had with not just Taylor Swift, but Kendall is also BFFs with Cara Delevingne. And how will that play out with Emma being in the picture? And finally, as you said how will Kendall’s addiction to Arcadia effect the others, especially Bella? There are plenty of very interesting opportunities there. I am excited to finally get the entire cast together as I ramp up towards my planned ending and I’m as excited as you to see where everything goes… Should be very interesting! Okay gang. I’ll be around at least every other day or so to respond to any other comments that might emerge. So if you guys have any other questions or concerns or whatever, let me know and I’ll try to respond to them. Till next time, -Mal
  7. 1 point
    Well, it’s taken another 3 months, but chapter 6 of “Wishful” is posted!
  8. 1 point
    From Fairy-Slayer on June 22, 2020 When I first started writing this story, I planned to have just 4 chapters, with “home plate” being the finale event. But that didn’t feel like a sufficiently satisfying ending, because Lori needed comeuppance, and everyone needed to learn something. Then the “fifth base” idea hit me, and after I bounced it off Jomahawk and he liked it, I decided to make that the finale event. To make this work, I needed to paint Ronnie Anne that way, and to show Lincoln at the top of his game. I enjoyed writing those bits. Just in general, writing Lori freaking out is fun. I like a happy ending. You’re welcome, and thanks for the review, as always!
  9. 1 point
    A couple of brief announcements: --The first of three chapters of my Craig of the Creek story “Creek Dreams” is currently in beta. --Chapter 6 of “Wishful” is drafted. I expect to edit and post it tomorrow evening.
  10. 1 point
    Body horror is surprisingly tricky.
  11. 1 point
    Juan

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Mal, Soooooo friekin glad you’re back!!! Thank you for your hard work on this series. I can’t imagine how frustrating it can be for you. I think, however, you can look at your view count and see the TRUE value of your story- you crush all the other celeb stories on the site. Like they’re not even in your ballpark, no offense to those authors. Of course, some of that is the volume of your work, which is a feat in and of itself. But a lot is just people wanting to keep coming back to read something that they actually care about. I feel there’s a basic taboo in “participating” in celeb stories via liking or commenting. At the end of the day, people feel ashamed or even bad for the characters in the story. So they don’t feel comfortable interacting with the author. They can hide their shame, but they can’t hide their clicks! So again, you should just put a lot of stock into the insanely high 240K+ views that your story has gotten over time. No matter how you see it, that’s a lot of clicks and a lot of reads!!! Another thing to consider is that you do an amazing job using this forum to talk to us. If you didn’t, people would ONLY check the story for updates, so the number would be even higher. I think my point is that we all definitely understand your frustrations and you’ve totally spoiled us with the continued amazing content you write. Please keep up the great work. I appreciate the time and effort you pour into this story and hope that you can muster the strength to finish this story and whatever other projects your passion takes you to. Thanks again!
  12. 1 point
    Thank you! I appreciate the kind words, and glad you enjoyed it. I’m not quite done yet with Lisette, so there is more to come. Thanks again!
  13. 1 point
    Glad you liked the finale so well, SWP1. To answer your questions: I’ve decided to title the ‘Sandboy’ sequel “Just One Rule,” which refers to Lincoln being forbidden to have sex with anyone outside the Loud household. I’ve made good progress on the final chapter of “For the Price of One,” but it’s not ready for prime time yet. Now that “Twist My Arm” has dropped off the List of Twenty, my Big Hero 6 story, titled “Rashomonster,” is jumping on. Will check out that story you mentioned.
  14. 1 point
    Sazbi

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Still wish the final member was Gal Gadot, but will be interesting to see how Alexandra and Kendall will fit in. With Kendall being kept loyal with a constant supply of Arcadia, will Bella realize that’s what Arcadia does or just be possibly be kept in control? Also around the time of everyone getting taken, think there can be some fun tension between Kendall and Taylor. Can’t wait for the next one!
  15. 1 point
    First I loved chapter 5 it was a awesomely sweet and funny chapter, I'm also happy Lincoln and Ronnie Ann got some payback, and Lori and him had that talk afterwards and there cool. Second I also loved chapter 6 was a fun and sweet Epilogue I hope there's a sequel when there older and get together .
  16. 1 point
    Thundercloud

    Thundercloud's Review Responses

    The difference between now and then is spelled “vacation”. Not a bad idea for a story...but I was thinking along the lines of Fitzgerald’s “Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.” It makes sense that there eventually need to be a hero to try to make things right when the demon appears and there are plenty of reasons why this particular character might care a lot about what happened and have a story to tell. No worry really. Honestly I have read stories where such scene would have fitted well, but I am guessing there might be some readers around that are a bit wary about checking stuff that makes JayDee talk about such things...I think there is plenty of darkness in the story. With a lead character that is evil or suffering from severe amorality depending on your point of view bad stuff happens but there are also a number of places when I decided against using more severe abuse to not obscure the story. The scene with the rape of the witch for instance could been used a lots of more violence, but I decided that having her put up less resistance made it work better. The funny thing is that I started writing this with the aim to make something shorter than the epics that I normally get involved with. Problem was just that the story concept gave me such good ideas that the scenes kept adding themselves and scope keep growing. Thanks again for the reviews. They mean a lot to me. Like I mentioned before in an earlier review this is a story that has always got good ratings but very little actual feedback
  17. 1 point
    Mal

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Hey gang! I’m going to try and keep this relatively short, but we’ll see how that goes lol… I just want to say a few words about why I was gone for so long and why I was quiet during that time. So, as some of you correctly deduced, I was feeling more than a little burned out on BDH. I had hoped, to distract myself, and entertain you guys while I dealt with those feelings by trying something new. That new thing was the short lived Going Gonzo series which had quite a significant voter turn out on CSL. But, despite that enthusiasm, it was met with, (at least what seemed to me), a very tepid response. See, here is the thing about fanfiction, and in particular, the problem with celebrity fanfiction. I want to quickly add an addendum to this mini rant, which is, that if you are one of the people actually reading this, this rant probably doesn’t apply to you. The thing about fanfiction is that the people who are writing it ARE DOING IT FOR FREE! (sorry for the caps). What I mean by that is that the people who take the time out of their busy, hectic, crazy lives to write shit for the whole universe to see get very few perks for all their hard work. One of those perks for me especially is to see the view count go up, or to interact with you guys as you write all your lovely comments, or, in the case of CSL, to see those likes accumulate. And, the problem is that not everyone feels the need to hit a like button, and even fewer, the need to comment or drop a review. This is especially exacerbated with celebrity fanfiction because, at least for many, there is a taboo around writing fiction about real people. (I personally feel that once you turn someone into a character they cease to be a real person… but that is a whole different argument which would require many many more lines for me to fully explain)… But I digress. With celeb fanfiction many people don’t mind reading it, but they don’t want their handle (username) associated with it, so they might not comment or like for that reason alone. The other problem with celebrity fanfiction stems from the fact that it is inherently easier to write as you already have a real person to base your fictional character off of (and many of the people writing celeb fics omit any sort of character development entirely). This means that the caliber or skill of the people who write it tends to be less. I can maybe name 2 or 3 writers of celeb fiction at best who I would consider to produce quality work. The rest is a giant field of steaming shit. This lack of quality writing also exacerbates the likes and comments problem because people get used to reading sub-par work and thus get used to the idea that they don’t need to offer the writer any support. So here is my problem. I put 40 or so (maybe less, but sometimes a little more) hours of work into a 20 page chapter which I can comfortably produce once a month. Essentially I am adding 1 unpaid work day to my week each and every week during a month to write quality fanfiction. Now, it might be selfish to say this, but I am working, I feel like I should get something out of it. So when I produce a new chapter or whatever the only thing I get out of it is the likes and the comments. But, because (as stated above) readers of celebrity fanfiction tend to be notorious for NOT doing those things and it really gets me down. Going Gonzo, saw a very lackluster response, even on CSL, where dozens of people voted to select a star and a scenario. Add to that, I’m already feeling burned out because of the sheer volume of time invested in Billion Dollar Harem. (Which by last count is over 700 pages and nearing 2000 hours to produce.) And I’m not going to lie, I seriously considered being done with writing all together. I however, being the calm, logical person I am, didn’t want to do anything rash. I decided to think about it. Well… that thought process took months. I would check in here periodically, just to see how the stories were doing and to read your comments. I felt bad about ignoring them I can assure you. But I knew that I just needed to keep my distance while I thought about what I wanted to do. Eventually, the writing bug hit me and I decided to do another chapter of BDH. I’d like to say that I’m going to dive back in with both feet and get to work on finishing the story up, but I seriously doubt I will…. Obviously, this chapter doesn’t finish the story and there are many things still unresolved. To that, I say I AM NOT DONE WRITING! But… I’m also not sure that I’m going to buckle down every month and take time from things, when I feel more like doing something else to work on BDH. The bottom line is that I have every intention of finishing BDH, but I also probably won’t be producing a chapter every month (unless I feel like it ). I’d like to emphasize that if you’re one of the people reading this, and you’ve gotten all the way down to here, you are definitely not part of the problem. I want to thank you guys, the ones who do take the time to comment, the ones who read every chapter even when it doesn’t feature a celeb that your “into,” or that on other sites, hits that like button. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, this story would never have gotten to this point without you guys, because honestly you’re the only ones who make it worth the effort. Thanks again everyone! I look forward to hearing from you guys again real soon and seeing your reaction to the new chapter! Till next time, -Mal P.S. I considered taking the time to address all the comments, but its been so long on many of them and in other cases this post answers those questions I chose not to. I would love to address any new comments. So if this post didn’t address your concern, or you have a new question to ask please do so and I will make every effort to answer it.
  18. 1 point
    “Twist My Arm” is now complete! I’ve just posted chapter 5, plus a short epilogue.
  19. 1 point
    The fifth and final chapter of “Twist My Arm” has gone off to beta. I hope to post it by the weekend. I’m also hoping to post chapter 6 of “Wishful” some time next week.
  20. 1 point
    Re: “For the Price of One: From Fairy-Slayer on June 15, 2020 Thank you! This was a climactic chapter, as it were, so I tried to make it as hot as I possibly could. I felt that I couldn’t make Maya a passive participant throughout the story. At some point, she had to either rebel against it or embrace it, and I knew which option would be more satisfying. Why do I taste spearmint? Yeah, just you. I did write a story like that (“Side Effects”), but that one is much darker than this story. Thanks for another uplifting review!
  21. 1 point
    Sazbi

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Excellent news!
  22. 1 point
    Mal

    Billion Dollar Harem

    I don’t know who this Guest Mal is lol, but its not over… I’ll have a brief update on why I’ve been silent here in the next few days when I release chapter 28. So, if I may quote Uncle Iroh from Avatar the Last Airbender: “You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.” lol… I’ll have a more in depth update soon.
  23. 1 point
    Sazbi

    Billion Dollar Harem

    Damn, well it was a good run . Can you at least give us the ending?
  24. 1 point
    Lately, Chrome has been randomly assigning the icons for my frequently visited sites. Right now, AFF has the IMDB icon. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I can’t seem to pry it out.
  25. 1 point