Desiderius Price

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  1. Bacon cheeseburgers fix everything!

  2. Remember, you’re here because your parents got frisky.  Sweet dreams!  :think:

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      What bothers me more is that my parents are here because both sets of my grandparents got frisky… and they had more kids than just my parents… so that’s a lot of frisky grandparents… :no:

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Guess it depends on the age they did it at, but yeah, not letting my imagination go there, plenty to imagine  before that.

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    How do you know if people like your story?

    I’m one who was attacked by a rating bomb, the downvote would come in immediately after a chapter post, too short to actually read it. Lemme tell you, it was very discouraging to keep posting. (And this was in ORIGINAL fiction, where there wasn’t any “one-true-pairing” shipping nonsense – could’ve been a story-tag thing, but never really know why they attacked.) Sure, a like button is open to some abuse, but any author who bots it will lose the reason it’d exist, to know how many people truly like their story – less of a downside than a dislike button. Now back to this Hermione incest scene….
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    How do you know if people like your story?

    It’s the age old question, whether people are enjoying the story. True, I’m writing for personal enjoyment, but there’s an extra level of effort required for polishing & posting (or publishing) a story; thus, some positive feedback is appreciated (& constructive criticism). TV producers have the Nielsen Ratings, publishers have sales numbers, and we have dragon prints (other archives have hit-counter equivalents). Discerning whether a dragon print is a hit-through, a random check, or a devoted reader is tough to do; similarly, book publishers don’t know from the sales figures, how many physical books are actually read vs those that are shelved away for “later” vs those that are burned or used to level furniture. Now, AO3 also has kudos (likes), bookmark counts, & subscriptions – this tells a bit more to the general enjoyment. FFN does have that per-chapter hit numbers, and they do show that there’s a lot who’ll click because it’s on the “updated” list but don’t click through to the freshly posted chapter. (However, FFN’s numbers are now getting drowned out by bots...another topic for another time.) In the end, for AFF, the best metric is recording the dragon prints, and relish when that occasional review comes through.
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    How do you know if people like your story?

    That’s the million dollar question, as your only metrics you have are dragon prints & reviews. (There used to be “ratings” but that got abused by trolls.) What I do is I record my dragon prints, daily, and plot them in a spreadsheet; I do this with all my AFF & AO3 stories, and it lets me know which stories gain X number of hits after a chapter post, that’s about the only way to measure interest. Now, the other thing you can do is to read stories, drop reviews, and hope the karma comes back to you. After all, a review is golden.
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  17. You know, people just don’t see the point of invisibility.

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  21. When the youtube video is “HOW TO MAKE YOUR BOOBS LOOK BIGGER | How To Contour Your Boobs”, I definitely had to watch that in full for research to make sure my character is properly accenting out hers in my story.

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  23. Today I learned that apparently it’s legal to marry one’s first cousin in the UK (per a google search).

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      Hence the aristocracy’s similarity of appearance!

      I kinda like how complex it is across the USA

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_marriage_law_in_the_United_States

       

      Like, Utah “ Only if both parties are 65 or older, or both are 55 or older with a district court finding of infertility of either party “

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      So, does that require bringing the court into the bedroom to prove infertility?

      But, yeah, the USA tends to be complex due to the notion of dual-sovereignty, enshrined in the 10th amendment, as the laws vary from state to state.

  24. And today, my main potter fanfic turns 18 years old since the first chapter post, it’s an adult.  I swear I’ll finish it!

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      ooh which one?

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      It’s on AO3, not here, due to being out-of-TOS here, and trying to fix it to be was a bit more drastic than I’d like.  I’ll PM the link.

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