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  1. Anesor

    what do you call it?

    I heard that commune as a term existed before the soviets.
  2. My mind just boggled when the tags for the first chapter of a mashup story elsewhere was seven hundred words longer than the chapter.

    LSS, I decided not to read it as there were dozens of chars and worlds I don’t know nuttin about. The big mashups I’ve tried don’t give enough background and the more famous ones are ooc enough I begin to feel they were included more like clickbait.  I already have five stories pending to read for a while, no more. :jaw:

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      I’ve seen some stories like that on here, like every damn tag selected and it’s a drabble about Bobby-Jo getting some cheesecake with “LOL! MORE TO COME!” Like, what’s she gonna do? fuck the cheese cake?

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Lemme guess… AO3? They let you tag as freely as you want, with the end result that the tags become meaningless.

    3. Anesor

      Anesor

      It was AO3, but stories that are long with large casts in all fairness need more than a handful. I know now I would tag my Choices1 very differently.  My current big story has nearly ten viewpoint characters, and they go through all kinds of physical and moral crap. 

      You know me, I don’t wallow on the physical pain but the moral and strategic when bad stuff happens. How does one deal with the painful crossroads or morality and battlefield tactics, and the emotional aftermaths? What happens when your lover really cannot forgive something done to save lives and shorten a battle? (in this case abandonment and lots of angst)

  3. Anesor

    Plagiarism stopper?

    I admit I do download stories I like. Not because I have the slightest interest in copying them, but to read/reread/group a series together. I have intermittent connection issues and computer issues, so reading them live can be a problem. I can group stories into bookshelf folders for heat or tropes or themes or pairings. No site lets me set up indexed story lists in a convenient useful way. That doesn’t even touch the sadness I feel when an author has pulled a story I loved for whatever reason and I can never reread it again… even if it was incomplete. The first fanfic I really liked, I lost the bookmark and the author was ill and I only have faint memories over a dozen years old. A friend showed it to me so I don’t even know which site it was on. So I DL my favorites for later, like the worn paperbacks in my room. I have plenty of my own ideas and no interest in being a plague.
  4. Frustration (noun) When your first chapter in months after block really hit, has to be totally rewritten because you switched from 3rd person to 1st.

  5. Anesor

    narrated story or read a story?

    I’ve done it purely a few times, but I find it awkward. I think it’s been done well most often with detective stories, though one of my favorites is the epistolary Sorcery and Cecilia. I rarely write it up as a log or diary, so my last may be a Captain’s log from Isabella(DA) Tho, thinking about it, I actually lean in that direction as most of my writing is rotating 1st person… sort of a perfect personal mental story/log, loaded with “I’s.” My readers get only the interpretation of the POV which is unreliable and may not consciously notice some things. They are telling their story to someone without any real need to censor. I really like when you see the same scene from different views- but not interspersed or omniscient. A lot of older stories, esp romances open up with diary/journal entries before new stuff. I think this is very useful for serial writing since it will be days to months between chapters. The original Trek used that to regain story momentum after a commercial break.
  6. Day 9 or 10 of my head cold. Awaiting GP callback. Uggh.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Ugh indeed. I’m doing my level best to avoid getting sick this winter.

    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Pooor you, that sucks! Drink a shitton of mint tea! My mother used to steam my head with mint oil when I got head colds. and the ol’ Vick’s slathered around your neck and wrapped in a big scratchy sock trick. 

  7. Happy NewYear! :wiz::balloon::chook::cheers::party:

    Hope yours goes better than the poor schlubs who made the float in Pasedena that broke down and prevented the end of the parade… :bash::coffee:

  8. Holiday cold whapping me about the head… earlier than some years.  Can I rent new sinuses?

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      Get well soon!

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Ouch, and fell better! Chicken soup, maybe? :hug:

  9. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Sad when RL is determined to take away some kinds of fun… have a sand tart.
  10. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Heh, these were ideas for boredom and block. Exhaustion from NaNo and holidays were part of it for me not lack of ideas. I have files of ideas and inspirations, and about 6 that want attention right now, and an original on hiatus until the new year. (I really don't read outside my current fandom, like I won't touch lotr or any anime) I had to skip the whole period of that collection was in the works as we had a major illness in the house and what time I had went to a college-level writing class and the anthology I’m in that just released. Some projects you just have to let pass. I’m trying to wean myself off fanfic into originals for publication, probably my new year's resolution.
  11. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Is it a particular topic or fandom? My worst block on stories come when I’m trying to force a story and refusing to work on something else. I feel bad for stuck stories, but getting mad makes it worse. Most often I break block by working on a new story, often silly/satire. I have to be careful that these side stories don’t take a life of their own as I have too many active stories. I get really stuck when I think I SHOULD work on my more meaningful big stories and then I get stuck across the board. My muse just gets bored, frustrated, and doesn’t like being told what it should do by planning. Right now I’m doing cleanup on all the drafts I did for NaNo and one plot bunny sticking Vader in something like Quantum Leap (no Al) taht is running short and fast. Write anything, even a blog journal, to get the words moving...
  12. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Dunno about you all, but even aside from the hectic tasks to prepare for the holidays, I’m just tired of writing. I have plenty of things I want or need to be writing (I’m six weeks behind in a writing class) but I can’t seem to concentrate for more than an hour or so on writing. Nodding off is the first symptom. I usually get some done on the actual days of the holidays as we just have a quiet meal, our big feast is the 24th and then we relax. Are you managing to get anything done right now, or are you in a hiatus?
  13. Nothing starts your day off much better than a warm and fuzzy review of a story that has been out for a while and that the reader gets the core concept...

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      And pay the favor forward with some nice Holiday stories and review them :)

    2. Anesor

      Anesor

      I already review almost every story I read. The only ones I don’t, are the abusive and/or creepy OOC ones. My profiles on sites and many chapter notes I include pay it forward requests for people to review all the stories they like. A fair percent of my days I spend more time doing reviews than writing my own. It ’s a good/bad habit.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m less of a reader, more of a writer, so that’s why I don’t review often, simply because I’m not reading that often.

  14. The anthology I’m in came out a couple weeks before I got notice. So I’m trying to come up with a clever way to do a post about it… and design my Xmas cards. Is ‘Kiln People’ a thing yet?

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      kiln people? Like… People baked in a kiln? And grats on your anthology!

    2. Anesor

      Anesor

      Kiln People was an award winning SF book about 15 years ago. The idea is that everyone can make insta-clones of themselves of various qualities. High quality can write a paper for work, medium can clean your closets, and low quality can mow your yard, all graded like porcelin or something. Of course, shenanigans ensue.

  15. Yeesh, I got sucked in by a special offer betty crocker sent me… how could that be bad? She’s a wonderful baker! :D

    It was for a free 11oz custom mug from shutterfly. My cost was S&H, which was like 10$. I made the mug with my four favorite book cover images I made.

    The shutterfly app said the imaages weren’t detailed enough. but they didn’t tell me the WxH so I could reduce the full image to boost the pixel density but forced clipping. But I still like it: The covers for 3 fanfics and placegolder from an original from an earlier NaNo. As I was finalizing I could rotate and look inside the mug, but the image on the recept was more crude. We’ll have to see how it turned out. If I had more credit, I’d order a few more and send as a ‘so there’ gift. :devil:

     

     

    1. Anesor

      Anesor

      It only took two days to get here, which I did not expect.  It looks really nice. I’m not sure whether an scanner or camera would get better image.