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    Two + or Not Two +, THAT is the Question

    It’s weird to answer. My darker stories I tend to go for ++ because my darker stories involve a lot of psychological cruelties, and I can’t in conscience say that they are easy to read in any sense. So I tag for that rather than the content, though the content alone would require it. My others… I do tend to get fairly descriptive. I see so many stories proudly proclaiming a sex scene, so I settle in, and there’s like three or four paragraphs, and I think I kind of go for more. And when I tag for something, I really often mean it. I’m sure there are some stories of mine that only need the one +, and there are even some that are SFW. I’ve probably overrated them all to be on the safe side. I’m not interested in triggering anyone. I want people to have fun/be entertained reading my stories. Sometimes I want them to be horrified, but then I want that to happen for the reasons they should be, not because they encountered something they didn’t expect.
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    How Many Active Stories do you Have?

    The atmosphere in all of them is completely different, so really it’s not overwhelming… even if I think of them all at the same time. They all have a different character as a story. The two I’ve had to drop forever are the two that I don’t remember where I was going. That can happen. But it’s like having a wardrobe full of different outfits. I like that sensation of choice. Some of them I work on and don’t post, so some of them have future chapters, and are just waiting for me to write the linking chapters to them so that I can post more.
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    How Many Active Stories do you Have?

    Damn… well, I just had a quick look through my profile here. Discounting fic I have going that is joint fic, I have 12, of which 10 I fully intend at some point to finish (if I ever get around to it). Of my joint fic, I intend to finish all of those, which total another three. I also have a number of stories that I haven’t posted on my hard drive that I need to work on, and most of those are original, which brings the grand total to around 18 altogether. *hides* I am awful… I know. I swear I have finished some! There are some finished stories on my profile!
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    How Many Active Stories do you Have?

    Arghh! *unhooks the phone, puts the chain on the door, severs the internet* … *...sighs and turns the modem back on again* You did? *sidles closer* Whisper it to me…? *pulls back* Wow… that bad, huh? Seriously, though… playing aside, I hope you will finish it, no matter how long we have to wait. *throws some inspiration confetti at you*
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    How Much Sex is too Much Sex?

    Good work, people.. *nods happily* (couldn’t resist… I did try...) Really, I don’t think I’ve ever read a story and thought: “There’s too much/too little sex in this.” If I have criticisms, they’re always, without fail, about a million and one things besides that. Oh, I tell a lie, I have thought there’s too little sex in published works. But that’s an entirely different thing. Most published author’s shouldn’t go anywhere near erotic writing because they really can’t do it at all, lol.
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    How Much Sex is too Much Sex?

    I don’t know… I suppose it depends on the characters, really. My chapters are around 5k, and some of my scenes span over two or three chapters at a time. But then, there are three of them, so that might make a difference. If there’s such a kind of idiot, then I am definitely it, and I make no apology! I think of the characters first, then wonder how I’m going to get them to go ‘at it’ then the story comes along. In that order. But that ’s fanfic. It’s probably different if you write original.
  7. Ok, I think I need to hibernate for a bit. Maybe a couple of weeks. I don't know. People are worried about me.

    I just want to sleep. Let me be and be nothing. I am nothing at all it seems. Not even a dream.

    What have I done?

    Well, I stopped someone from toying with me before they got it into their head that they could… so that’s something. I said I was worth more than that. I think, if I give myself a bit of time, I’ll believe it again. But as of right now… I feel pretty worthless.

    Let me sleep it off.

    Then, perhaps, I’ll finally start updating my work again. Brienne wouldn’t have stood for that shit either. *nods* I’m right. But I need sleep just now. Lots of it.

     

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      @KassX Oh, this was fairly unusual for me, little isolated exile that I am. Seven years of unusual at last count. Now I have to find my way back to my nice comfortable cell without a map… and start making those little gate markings from the beginning again.

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Just realised, that sounds a lot worse than it is…. I just meant I was interested, and that’s a Big Thing for me, because I’m usually not interested in anyone like that. At all. Ever. I’m not saying it’s difficult to get my attention, but I’m usually fairly oblivious most of the time, sometimes even on purpose. I’ve just, more or less, decided that crap is a big waste of my time. On balance. This hasn’t served to change my opinion any, really.

      I mean I would have done the whole bodily contact thing, quite happily, had we got to that point. Unfortunately, he turned out to be a massive dick. *sighs* And that always kind of puts you off their dick... It’s a sad truth most men have yet to work out. *shrugs sadly* Not my fault, I’m afraid. :(

      Meh… I’m feeling better now, mostly. Just settling back in.

    4. KassX

      KassX

      Ugh, men can totally suck sometimes. I believe that you can get back on it (or don’t, lol, being single is fun too)! Remember to self-care!

  8. Feeling kind of low tonight, and tired. Just so much stumbling around in the dark without a guide, way too much wondering what I’m doing, every single day, when maybe it’s all too clear: I’m setting myself up.

    Hope. It makes fools of us all, doesn’t it? People like to blame love, but love is just a part-time accomplice. Hope is the really vicious one.

    I’m sorry for a million and one things, but mostly for being myself. You’d think I would have learnt by now to hide that part. I just never hated it enough.

    Well, perhaps I’ll learn another lesson here. Don’t stare at mirages. They’ll make you crazy.

    *sighs*

    The stress is killing me, and maybe that’s why I’ve had my first serious nightmare in what feels like months, which is what has me awake at just gone four am. :(

    MIA, 2018

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thanks so much guys… :hug:

       

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Would writing a good snuff fic help?  :) 

      Hang in there @pippychick:hug:

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      So sad and introspective and yet somehow your words are still beautiful. The demons your wrestling with sound like real bitches, so I hope you figure out how to slay them or embrace them (whatever your particular needs may be). 

  9. pippychick

    Hush

    The scene Anya and Xander have later in that ep is hilarious too. The people singing and dancing about dry cleaning. The ballad about the parking ticket. So many great bits I didn’t notice where this was posted though! It probably belongs in Aimless Babble – I’ll try and move it there. Cheers, JayDee
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    Hush

    I do love Hush, and it’s got second place for sure. But ‘Once More With Feeling’ will always be at the top for me
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    Pippychick's Review Replies (TV)

    Thank you kn! More chapters will be coming soon. There’s just a slight delay.
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    Pippychick's Review Replies (TV)

    Yay! Thank you so much, pittwitch! I think she deserves to be worshipped, what with all the rubbish she’s had to put up with over the years. And who better than these two? I reckon the three of them together make a little army all of their own! Who could ever defeat them? So glad you’re enjoying it!
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    Pippychick's LotR Fiction - Review Responses

    Thank you so much, Baileyboybee! Poor old Celebrimbor! He didn’t have a great time in this story. Sauron/Annatar had fun, though… who would ever dare to stop him? I’m glad you enjoyed it too. It was good to write. It was the first time I really let that evil in the character go. For fairly obvious reasons, I had to keep him kind of constrained in the Maglor stories or else risk losing the emotional investment of the reader. This had so few responses at the time, I always worried I’d committed that sin here, and that seeing just how bad that character could be was too harsh. Even for fiction. Now, I think even if it only works for one or two people, like you, then it was definitely worth the writing, because this was really about Celebrimbor and his realisation about the rings and Annatar. Sauron had to be evil here, because Celebrimbor had to see it. Thanks again!
  14. I don’t change things due to lack of feedback. I just meander away, unless I stop. Stopping with me usually doesn’t have to do with whether I get feedback or not and is for lots of other reasons. I may feel like stopping, but that’s different too. So lack of feedback – no effect whatsoever. I will change a story due to feedback. Not because of complaints. The things I’ve written, I’ve developed a pretty tough skin as far as that is concerned. People with complaints can take a running jump. But… if I’m getting positive feedback, and I can sense the readers want something to happen, and I don’t mind going that way/writing it/taking a minor diversion then I’ll do it happily. I let the Elrond story go into incestuous slash, and I didn’t mind that at all. I enjoyed it too. I did a lot of Torchwood stuff on request for the forum I was involved in back then. I’ve got a chapter lined up for the Ai o Juten story that was written on request for a christmas present for someone. I have changed the ending of my current story to make it happy, though I still intend to go to the dark place. That is NOT up for negotiation. The only time that didn’t really work out was for the S&M story. I tried for a happy ending there. But it was impossible. He just… went back. I mean, obviously, I knew for a while he would go back, but still I had to write it out. To show it. Long story short. I like to make people happy who make me happy. In fact, that’s when I like fanfic best, because it feels like it’s not just me. It feels collaborative. I’m just the writer, but lots of people are having input into the story/stories (whether they know it or not), and it’s kind of magical.
  15. All right, so sadly it’s not happening at all for me on AFF (I’m not sure why, and I’ve given up wondering), and while I’ll never go back to certain other sites as myself, I’ve had no choice but to post there. it’s either that or lose my motivation entirely. There’s also a chance it might just be one slightly enthusiastic person, but…

    I got 45 kudos overnight.

    This is encouraging. :)

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Sorry to hear you feeling that way – you’ve written one of my favorite stories and I still try and encourage people to read it, hence my sig. On the other hand, if you do find something else to do and be creative at – whether original writing instead of fanfic or something else entirely – I hope it brings you success and enjoyment :)

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thanks JayDee :) I love writing for you, and will probably do it again. That bodyshock horror thing would be an original story. No fanfiction element at all. I absolutely still intend to write gifts. And co-author fics (I don’t intend to abandon ours, Bronx!).

      It’s an imbalance, really. I’m writing very occasional original short stories, and these great long fanfictions with deep layers and involved plots. Ideally it should be the other way around. I should be pouring my heart and soul into my original work, and keeping fanfic just for fun. If I can’t do that… if I have to leave fanfic alone completely to make my work count, then that’s what I should probably do.

      tl;dr translation: I’m getting old and I haven’t bloody done anything!

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’ve got a fanfic that’s been “on hiatus”, almost permanently, simply because I find playing in my own sandbox to be more enjoyable.