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  1. OMG! OMG! OMG!  Mind totally blown!!

    I just watched the movie “Soldier’s Girl” and I am like totally excited!!!

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    2. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      If I offended anyone with my post about the movie ‘Soldier’s Girl’, I sincerely apologize.  I do not deny that I watched it because Lee Pace was in a lead role.  The fact that it is based on a true event, is horrific in itself.

      I realize that we write fan-fiction, we take other people’s work and rewrite it to our own ends.  As I am sure others have experienced this as well, I have been ridiculed for using Tolkien for this type of writing.  There are people out there who do not understand, particularly when we as writers go the way of adult material.

      No, I have not yet published anything on this site (yet).  I have written many fan-fiction stories based on other writers works.  Particularly the author Mercedes Lackey and her series on the Heralds of Valdimar.  I love her works because she created this wonderful fantasy world that actually mirrors our own real world when it comes to social and cultural problems.  The main character in her first trilogy ‘Vanyel Ashkeveron’ is gay, and lesbians in her series ‘The Oathbreakers’

      Watching movies of all types, including actual porn, helps me develop my own characters that are believable, where readers can (hopefully) relate to them.

      I watched 'Soldier's Girl' for reasons other than Lee Pace.  I do not have transgender characters because they do not fit into the fantasy worlds I write about, the concept does not exist.  Yet at the same time, I feel the ‘psychological mindset’ of a transgender person would make for an awesome character that some readers could identify with.

    3. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      We all have our reasons for writing.  I think the primary reason stated in one of the forums was that we do it for ourselves.

      I have been digging through boxes of old writings that I did years ago that are based on other authors works.  I cannot describe how happy I am to have found this particular site to ‘technically’ publish my stories.  No matter how much we write or how good we think our stories are constructive criticism is essential in my opinion.  I believe I will get that here.

      I will never be another Tolkien, nobody will in my mind.  However, that does not stop me from pursuing the idea of actually finishing a book and getting it published.

      For every character in the LOTR stories I write, I have created an 'alter' character that differs enough that it is not a copy.

      I also have the greatest respect for the fact that this site actually cares about plagiarism!  Making it another reason I have not yet published on this site yet.  I spend three times as much time researching Tolkien’s writings to get my facts straight because those facts are the building blocks of the events I write about.  I feel this effort helps reduce if not eliminate plagiarizing other fan-fiction writers.

      Unfortunately, there are only so many to describe the physical act of a sexual encounter, regardless of the participants.

    4. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      I did not intend to actually rant here and I apologize.

  2. It’s been an adventure these last couple of weeks!!  I realize that Fan-Fic doesn’t have to (and usually doesn’t) follow the original script put forth by their chosen author.

    However, in my situation with Tolkien, there are so many gaps which create an exceptionally fertile ground to go whatever direction I choose, especially when the main character is Thranduil.

    Not to mention that I’m incorporating some ancient ‘original works’ of mine into this entire storyline.  I should call it “The Saga of Thranduil”  LOL  I need my head examined!!

    When I hit my wall in the story and started working on another one, I actually created more work for myself.  The new one I started was supposed to be a OneShot PWP that ended up being a 6 Chapter back-story on the 3 chapters I had already written.

    The extra work comes in because now I need to rewrite a few sections in the first story to incorporate this new back-story because I absolutely love the direction the back-story took!

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Don’t you just love those plot bunnies?  :)

       

  3. Sending out a big thanks to everyone who offered suggestions about my writer’s block last week!  The main problem I was having was that the story was going in the wrong direction and I couldn’t figure out how to get it back on track.

    The answer thanks to all of you was basically simple!  Just run with it!  Go with the flow in my head just to get it!  Then go back with the edit and rewrite once it was out of my system.

    I chose not to delete the ‘wayward’ sections, but rather copy/paste to another document and file in a folder called ‘Snippets’ because I can use them later on in another story.

    So once again!!  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thanks You! :D

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    2. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      @CloverReef  Thanks!  I think you nailed it!  :D

    3. marley_station

      marley_station

      I am glad it's worked out for you.  I know what being blocked is like, and don't wish it on anyone.  

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Sometimes weird/offbeat news articles can help, or even listening around you as you shop, etc, can give some nice tidbits too.

       

  4. I think a break is order.  I’m trying to force this story and it is just not working :mellow:

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    2. SesshomaruFreak

      SesshomaruFreak

      Me too; I’ve got a ridiculous amount of notebooks full of stories, but across all fan sites, I only have 4 specific stories of my own posted yet. I have a collaborative work in progress as well.

      Ahh Tolkien. Nice. Love Middle Earth, fascinating. Though my writing centers on anime lol
      I admire when authors keep characters IC, but I’m known for writing them OOC (at least I make sure they have a reason :) )
      I agree- I make sure I’m not unintentionally pulling off other stories. If there’s something I wanna pull, I always ask author.

      Hehehe I have gotten creative with my erotic scenes. I write yaoi/slash and finally found me a bisexual guy that I can ask about m/m relations.

      Don’t worry, secrets are safe ;) except it’s written on your update :D

      Hmm, that does sound like an issue. Sorry I don’t have much help for that :( I’m not much of a suspense writer, and though I love LotR I haven’t read any fics for that fandom.
      But I sincerely hope you either think of a way, or find someone who can help.

    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I find starting a new story as the others suggest can sometimes shake shit loose (Or make you completely abandon that story if you’re anywhere as fickle as I am.) So I’ve found writing short stories when I’m stuck helps. Because short stories are a temporary distraction, they’re less likely to tempt you to abandon your current project. Especially if you kill off all the chars in the short story! lol… But sometimes breaks from writing in general can help too. Or drive you completely insane… Unless you’re already crazy. Then, I guess, drive you completely sane? Oh no!  

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’ll just point to my attempt to write a holiday fic last winter.  It became the holiday fic, the sequel “Dale’s Game”, and there’s another story after that (barely started).   And this last halloween story is a spinoff from Dale’s Game, with one of those characters slated to return in that other story.

  5. WooHoo!  Three chapters down and hopefully only three more to go!  But I’m not restricting myself :D

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    2. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      @Desiderius Price  The only reason I’m waiting until I have a certain amount of chapters is to avoid the potential added stress of having to produce another chapter on demand.  That is of course if the reviews turn out to be good (crossing fingers!)

    3. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      For so many years I have written solely for my personal pleasure without concern for what anyone thought because I never shared them with anyone.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @Avaloyuru  Here’s one response I had to somebody wanting me to go faster (channel your inner Yoda)… 

      Quote

      Rushing leads to scat … suffering.

      I’ve been trying to balance the hold-them-back vs faster-posting myself for a while.  For the repair guy, I’m going a bit faster/looser, but still sticking to my about one chapter buffer because that gives me a chance to combine chapters if needed, adjust, and/or the basic proofreading.  (If I have a glut of chapters, then I’ll post daily until it’s back to the one chapter)

  6. I also have a question :lol: How do you delete images from your profile?  I added two images because I couldn’t send them in a message. I don’t want them there anymore :unsure:

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      If you mean your forum profile, then you just click edit profile, and the little trash can symbol to delete the pictures. For the cover photo you just click the cover photo button and chose “remove photo” 

      I can’t help you with the archive profile, though. 

    2. Avaloyuru

      Avaloyuru

      Oh Duh!!!  Thank you!!!   (((((HUGS)))))  I looked at that like 10 times last night I never saw the trash can image LOL  All I saw was the plus sign!

      In my own defense, I started trying to do that during a break after 17 straight hours trying to write LOL

  7. Good Morning AFF!!!!!!!!!  :P

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      That little wretched creature of inspiration does grow restless indeed. But it is staying shackled in that cellar until it gives me something nice and filthy! 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @CloverReef  Best be careful, that creature’s escaped, and is seeking you for reasons of [Anal] [Xeno]  (probes count as that, right?)

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      @Desiderius Price I approve of these reasons and will find this creature at once! 

  8. The biggest problem with proofing and editing is that I change so much!  LOL

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      What?  People get scared of a little story involving Harry Potter, a time turner accident, and him becoming Tom Riddle?  :)

       

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Oh, I rarely read in HP, unless it’s Pittwitch’s stuff. No, no, I have a few in LotR which are dark indeed. Like http://lotr.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=544193029 or http://lotr.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600080114 ...

    4. Tcr

      Tcr

      Since apparently I'm late as always (maybe I should have that as the title tag thingamajiggyjig)…

      First one I posted, took almost a year to do...  And every chapter I'm just like "Do It!  Do It!" (Yes, I put on the Emperor Palpatine gravelly voice and command myself to post) and still takes a few minutes of arguing with myself.  Now I'm just like  (curled into a fetal position in a corner) "There's a review!  There's a review!  There's a review!"

      As for editing and changes...  Yeah, been there...  Actually, going through a massive upheaval of one I'd like to get published...  Man have I changed (@CloverReef and it's all your fault!)

      And I probably don't have near as many tales of "Huked on Fonix", but I've seen some who've really needed an editor...  

      As long as you're having fun and enjoying writing it, you'll fit right in with the rest of us asylum escapees…

      (Really gotta work on my rambling...)

       

  9. I’ll tell you what, it’s no wonder that I get no sleep anymore LOL Seriously, for someone with a vivid imagination punctuated by personal experience in the world of BDSM, I have become beyond addicted to this site and specific authors. I could have kept reading for many more pages! Great story!
  10. OMG! Someone is going to have to give me at least the title of this story! A link would be preferred!
  11. @Desiderius Price I kind of know what you mean about feeling cheated. My first introduction to Tolkien was in 1973 as a reading assignment for my literature class. We were all supposed to read 'The Hobbit' and write a review. I absolutely loved it! Unfortunately though after graduation I joined the Army and for a long time, I didn’t really have much time for reading of any kind much less fantasy worlds. Around the mid 1980’s I joined the Science Fiction Book Club and have built up a rather large collection from different authors. As far as the movies, for me I think it was like spending years watching old black and white silent movies, then all of the sudden someone hands me this awesome widescreen color version of those old worn out B/W’s! Yes, there a lot of deviations from the books, but I think they helped add a degree of depth to certain characters, even though I still pick apart the movies.
  12. I realize this may be an ‘older’ forum thread, but I’m still new and weaving my way through this site. I’m loving what I find though! I don't think I actually had a favorite, I loved all the elves! I read a lot of different author works that take place in their specific fantasy realms much like Tolkien does with Middle-Earth. However, once the movies were released I was first infatuated with Legolas. Then came the Hobbit movies and I absolutely and completely fell in love with Thranduil! Of the stories I’ve read so far, the pairings I like most are: Thranduil/Legolas and Glorfindel/Erestor I think I need to read a few more!
  13. LOL @CloverReef Thanks for the shout out! Absolutely! There are a number of forum threads that are a few years old that I’m reading and commenting on over the past couple of days. I know there are a lot of voyeurs in here that I hope will take something positive away from what we share here. I’m still trying to learn a lot of new things, particularly when it comes to initials used to describe things. Some, like OC’s are easy to figure out, others not so much. I find myself having these DUH moments, LOL. I have to admit the title of 'Mary Sue' is new to me, it wasn't something I heard 20-25 years ago when I first started writing Fan-Fic but reading through some of the forums I understand it. We all write for different reasons and purposes which are what determines the need or rejection of these types of characters. I've read a few stories with them included, some were very nicely written while others were for what I call humor relief. The writer may not agree with me but hey, I got something out of the story and somebody out there loved what they wrote and that's what it's all about. For example, I'm currently working on a short 'break out' story for this site. It's a bit mild in the erotic area than my usual choice and it's F/M instead of M/M. But at the same time, there is a purpose in this 'episode' and that is to introduce a deeper element (that I see) in a Hobbit/LOTR canon character. This storyline actually has more OC’s than canon characters LOL
  14. I do both Fan-Fiction and Original Works so I have a lot of OC’s on file. When it comes to Fan-Fiction, I see my OC’s in the same position and purpose as a supporting actor/actress in a movie. Each of them has their 'backstory' so to speak which is thoroughly researched and compiled on a bio-sheet that can be anywhere from one to several pages in length, depending on their role in the story. I try not to create what I call ‘disposable’ characters simply because of the amount of time and effort that goes into creating them just to have them killed off or something. As far as their ‘backstory’ I reveal only as much and when as necessary to the reader in order to both maintain the continuity of the storyline as well as the canon character(s) they are supporting or to accommodate the drama of a particular scenario being played out. OC’s play an important role in a lot of Fan-Fiction because they have the ability to contribute certain aspects to the storyline that canon characters cannot, particularly if the writer is to maintain (their concept) of the canon character. I know there are writers that have canon characters do or say things that I find completely out of character based on my research. However, even though it is Fan-Fiction, I agree that there is a certain level of creativity that should be allowed. Because in cases where a certain action is not addressed either for or against, I myself have had canon characters do things that the original creator would probably flip out over.
  15. Wow! A lot of insights on these Mary/Marty Sue characters, the good, the bad, and the ugly so to speak. I don’t judge those who use these types of characters, however, personally, I don’t use them (based on the definition I understand them to be) but I totally and completely get the concept that type of writing provides, regardless of the genre, it is a personal expression and should be viewed as such. I'm just now getting back into writing after about a 20-25 year break, it's amazing to me that Fan-Fiction has actually been around that long, but then again not! I think it's important to remember that there is an audience for every type or style of writing, even for the ‘out of this world, totally perfect’ non-canon characters. Some readers are simply looking for an escape so to speak from the normal routine of a particular storyline, these characters do that for them and it’s a good thing! It won’t and shouldn’t blow their minds so speak about the original storyline. I compare it to my choice of genre and accept the fact that there are some (a lot of) people that are offended by graphically described sexual acts whether they are normal (if there is such a thing) or blatant erotica and that that entails. I love being the antagonist, I don’t want some superhero coming in to save the day or a bumbling idiot for the sake of humor. It’s just a personal choice, but I tend to do enormous amounts of research when it comes to canon characters and I do my best (in my opinion) to maintain some form of continuity to that character. With that being said, when I choose to create a new character from the ground up, all that research is heavily relied on in an effort to make them fit into the world I’m writing. For example, my current (and forever shall be) obsession is Tolkien, so I resort to my membership in various Tolkien Societies to create these ‘new’ characters so they will fit in. Every character has their own bio-sheet that describes everything about them, some are several pages long depending on what role they are to play in the story. I have about seven personally created characters in my overall cast for the Hobbit/LOTR. Introducing them to canon characters can sometimes be difficult if I intend to run some form of a parallel path with the original authors' ideology. Beyond the fact that I completely adore Tolkiens’ works, I think the gaps in time, the abundance of unknowns, and the general ‘left undone’ and missing parts of his works leave a lot of room for Fan-Fiction creativity. There’s always an interesting side story to tell (evil grin). Respectfully speaking, I am not judging anyone regardless of their use or non-use of these types of characters. In another site, I still belong to (because they have great resources), these types of characters are forbidden which I think is wrong. It is now strictly a Hobbit/LOTR site and the admins are getting pretty picking if you get ‘too far out of line’ (in their opinion) with canon characters. No writer should be limited in their creativity as long as there is an audience that is reading their work. Thanks for reading, it’s just another point of view.