JayDee

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    JayDee reacted to Sparrow in Ok, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Not a long time since I   
    Actually no, I need to say more than that. Since this is my fault to begin with.
    Where to start…
    Yeah, I’m sorry about that. I fell back into some bad habits. In the increasingly unlikely future where the rest of MO gets written, I’d definitely try and do more to pull my own weight.
    As for my multiverse madness, don’t worry about it. Even in my own mind it’s a long way from ever getting written, assuming I ever do. Mainly because I can’t figure out how to frame any of it in a way that would work as a story.
    As someone who’s been struggling to find gainful employment myself for these past six months (and then some), I very much hope this works out for you. I’ll be lucky if I can get minimum wage, nevermind enough to buy my own place. 
    ...It is? The only thing you told me about that could be this, didn’t have anything to do with D&D. This is as much a mystery to me as everyone else.
    I had assumed that was what you were working on all this time, and that you were working on it on Drake’s discord, since you knew that’d be the one place I’d never go. Least I wasn’t entirely off the mark.
    Unlikely. Aside from how much more coherent what of it you’ve described to me is, mine is much more obviously a rip of DS’s original, whereas yours could easily stand on its own.
    Besides, MO has a readership of around five people. That’s not much of a shadow to get out of.
    You’ll be fine.
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    JayDee got a reaction from InBrightestDay in Ok, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Not a long time since I   
    I think it’s at least partly that I’ve had more exposure to them, besides enjoying Social Distancing and the Halloween 2019 After Party oneshots, and the little extracts you sent like Yua [edit – wait, fuck spoiler, sorry!] I got to have my own little shot at writing Cody for the end of Parlor Games which would get anybody even fonder of a character
     
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed in Offering Sorrow is complete and it’ll be awhile before I return to this particular ve   
    *touches fingers together self-consciously* yeah…. I tend to delete stories
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in Offering Sorrow is complete and it’ll be awhile before I return to this particular ve   
    A completed story, eh?  That’s a rare sight. 
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed in Ok, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Not a long time since I   
    The Spider House won’t be a let down they are great characters.
     
    Sometime, I think they’d like meeting Glykon <3
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    JayDee reacted to InBrightestDay in Ok, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Not a long time since I   
    Oh, don’t worry.  What I was doing there was more mentioning some of the things I want to do at some point and placing them in a rough order of “how likely am I to work on these soon?”  MLY is definitely going to be done the soonest, likely followed by the NSC story.  When I say something is “in planning”, I mean either that I’m batting ideas around (e.g. The Arena) or that it’s sitting on the back burner of my brain like WitS did (e.g. Containment Breach).  If I wrote “in progress”, that just means that I’ve written at least some of it, and periodically write some more.  It’s a matter of coming back to it when I get inspiration.
    JayDee you sly dog...  Ok, while it’s going to be below MLY and NSC, whenever I have free time that doesn’t involve MO, I will prioritize The Spider House.  Not going to lie, I’m kind of surprised that one’s as popular as it is, at least with you.  I like Cody and Yua, but I didn’t know they’d gone over that well outside my head.  Just...uh...don’t get too hyped in case it turns out to be a letdown.
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    JayDee reacted to Thundercloud in Ok, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Not a long time since I   
    Great with an update...I was not about to send a “are you dead” message, but was seriously considering sending a question your way since I was worried.
    As for all your planned projects...might be good to focus on the story that provide the least writing difficulties. Your list of stories in work sounds like a massive commitment if you shall do it on fixed schedule.
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed in Ok, so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. Not a long time since I   
    All the love
    I’ve done my best to give you content to preuse
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    JayDee reacted to WillowDarkling in I wanted to share a real zinger for anyone who needs a laugh today. For this to make   
    That guy is definitely a keeper!  Schrodinger’s bi, indeed.
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed in I wanted to share a real zinger for anyone who needs a laugh today. For this to make   
    Schrodinger's bi.  I’m going to use that.
    Its hilarious.
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    I’ve only got one potter fanfic I’m working on, now A/U because it was a “continue the story” type of fic that was popular between book releases, and it’s interesting enough to finish.  As it’s technically a sequel to my first “continue the story” fanfic, which itself was “continue the story” based on  another (now abandoned) fanfic, I can’t bring the story itself to AFF w/o filing off the serial numbers which I couldn’t bring myself to do.   However, it’s plenty fun to write with Harry being framed up to be a “suspected dark wizard” and it pokes fun at the Harry/Ginny shipping.
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    Only have two HP fanfictions when where harry is trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse a scenario were the wizarding world is almost guaranteed to thrive in since wands don’t run out of bullets 
    And a dark lord Harry who AK’d peter in the graveyard, a relatively slow corruption story hahah.
     
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    “Sorcerer’s Stone” does run off the tongue a bit better than the Philosopher’s Stone, otherwise, yep, would’ve been better if the Britishisms weren’t removed.
    As to my potter fanfic, not sure where the old disclaimer that I was American went to, apologizing in advance for not being perfect to British.  However, I do try to insert some British where I can, particularly “todger” and “zebra crossing”.
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    JayDee got a reaction from BronxWench in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    I think Grammarly has a British English setting anyway, much beloved by writers of Harry Potter fanfic. I seem to remember hearing that when the original Harry Potter book was published in America, before it had really taken off, they insisted on many changes to American stuff which wasn’t bothered with with later ones, so Harry walked on a sidewalk, a car had a trunk and all Uncle Vernon’s lines were replaced with dialogue from Rodney Dangerfield skits.
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    JayDee got a reaction from BronxWench in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    I think Grammarly has a British English setting anyway, much beloved by writers of Harry Potter fanfic. I seem to remember hearing that when the original Harry Potter book was published in America, before it had really taken off, they insisted on many changes to American stuff which wasn’t bothered with with later ones, so Harry walked on a sidewalk, a car had a trunk and all Uncle Vernon’s lines were replaced with dialogue from Rodney Dangerfield skits.
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    TBH, I kinda had to quell my fear of those little errors, otherwise I wouldn’t post.  I *do* run a spell checker and proofread it later.  Wish I had a beta reader, but alas, my stories are a bit long to expect anybody to volunteer.    Of course, I’m not a published author either, as I’ve stuck to fanfiction & casual web-posting.
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    JayDee reacted to BronxWench in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    Trust me, the last thing you want is an irritated editor. Personally, I wouldn’t even irritate a beta reader. Think of all the stupid little errors they can conveniently forget to point out….  
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    Seems I forgot the </sarcasm> tag there, was assuming irritating the editor was the point! 
    More professionally, it’s always good to make sure it’s about the best you can do (obviously, don’t get so stuck to never submit).
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    JayDee reacted to BronxWench in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    It’s always a good thing to spellcheck a manuscript, and make a grammar check before you submit it to an editor. I can promise you, your editor will still find plenty for you to fix.
    @Desiderius Price makes a point, though. If you’re using British English, because your story is set in Britain, or simply because you are British, you should make sure your spellchecker is set for the right language. However, if you’re submitting a book to an American editor, expect pushback on the spelling unless it’s integral to the story.
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in Nearly done with the last preview. But here’s a writer question isn’t it a nice thing   
    Well, suppose you could put it through a checker for British English?
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed in http://hp.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600099588&amp;chapter=11 Just a quick   
    Lol I have the rest of my life to expand the verse as it were hahah.
     
    Now off to find a decent editor!!!
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    JayDee reacted to Desiderius Price in http://hp.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600099588&amp;chapter=11 Just a quick   
    The Return of the King also had a bunch of appendices too, histories, family trees, etc – clever way to info-dump without over-burdening the prose.