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helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[GET HIT BY NEW NEW WONDERFUL IDEA (Fanfic Flamingo) LOOK WITH DISMAY AT YOUR PILE OF PENDINGS TO WRITE]
Oh, if I only were able to write everything I want to…

GPOY. ;_;

;_;

helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[GET HIT BY NEW NEW WONDERFUL IDEA (Fanfic Flamingo) LOOK WITH DISMAY AT YOUR PILE OF PENDINGS TO WRITE]

Oh, if I only were able to write everything I want to…

GPOY. ;_;

;_;

Reblogging for Helens78 :D

Reblogging for Helens78 :D

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[START A SMALL AU ONESHOT (Fanfic Flamingo) EXPAND INTO A FULLY DEVELOPED ‘VERSE WITH A MULTI-CHAPTER FIC AND TEN SIDE STORIES]

Pretty much…

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[START A SMALL AU ONESHOT (Fanfic Flamingo) EXPAND INTO A FULLY DEVELOPED ‘VERSE WITH A MULTI-CHAPTER FIC AND TEN SIDE STORIES]

Pretty much…

helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[WHAT IF X HAD BEEN - (Fanfic Flamingo) NO.]



I think you just eliminated all AUs, all fanfiction, and all fiction, flamingo submitter.  What the heck are you talking about?

Yeah, what the fuck, why a Fanfic Flamingo that denies the entire principle of fanfic? And creativity? Is this some kind of sophisticated avian trolling?

helens78:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[WHAT IF X HAD BEEN - (Fanfic Flamingo) NO.]

I think you just eliminated all AUs, all fanfiction, and all fiction, flamingo submitter. What the heck are you talking about?

Yeah, what the fuck, why a Fanfic Flamingo that denies the entire principle of fanfic? And creativity? Is this some kind of sophisticated avian trolling?

greedydancer:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[AUTHOR NEVER ANSWERS COMMENTS (Fanfic Flamingo) STOP LEAVING THEM]
 It’s not spiteful, it’s just realizing the author never responds and assuming the author doesn’t want them, since I know some authors don’t.

I don’t understand this point of view. There are so many reasons why authors might not respond to comments - no time, would rather produce more than spend precious time responding to feedback, don’t know HOW, don’t want to be perceived to inflate their own comments numbers, social anxiety, etc. - that have nothing to do with not wanting to know that people appreciated their fanworks. If authors didn’t want comments wouldn’t they turn them off? (Granted, that’s assuming they’re posting on a journal.)
When I comment, I’m not trying to engage in a converstion with the author. I’m saying “Thank you for taking the time to produce a fanwork that brought me joy.” The author gave me something, I give them something in return, and I never expect that I will be thanked for it. In my mind, they’ve already done their part.
That’s just how I function though. Clearly YMMV.

+1
I do freelance work now and then, so I go from having gobs of free time to very little when I get a job with a tight deadline. I’m sure I’m not the only one in a situation like this (for students, it would probably be assignment deadlines; stay-at-home moms have kids who need more attention at various times; and for full-time workers— who knows how they find time to write in the first place!) I’d hate to think commenters feel snubbed because writers have RL responsibilities.
And I have social anxiety. It fluctuates. Sometimes I’ll feel pretty decent and even gregarious, and answer every comment that hits my inbox. More often I feel awkward about responding. It has nothing to do with the commenters and everything to do with my brain chemistry on whichever particular day.
I suppose I could go back and answer comments on the days when I’m “up” but I feel it would be weird for commenters to get replies as much as a month later when I finally have a good day, and I know a lot of people don’t expect answers to comments at all, so the motivation is low. Also, my less-social-anxiety days also tend to be my more-up-in-general days and I try to capitalize on that energy by spending it on writing and RL stuff.
I appreciate comments and kudos a lot. I hope my issues don’t obscure that fact.

greedydancer:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[AUTHOR NEVER ANSWERS COMMENTS (Fanfic Flamingo) STOP LEAVING THEM]

 It’s not spiteful, it’s just realizing the author never responds and assuming the author doesn’t want them, since I know some authors don’t.

I don’t understand this point of view. There are so many reasons why authors might not respond to comments - no time, would rather produce more than spend precious time responding to feedback, don’t know HOW, don’t want to be perceived to inflate their own comments numbers, social anxiety, etc. - that have nothing to do with not wanting to know that people appreciated their fanworks. If authors didn’t want comments wouldn’t they turn them off? (Granted, that’s assuming they’re posting on a journal.)

When I comment, I’m not trying to engage in a converstion with the author. I’m saying “Thank you for taking the time to produce a fanwork that brought me joy.” The author gave me something, I give them something in return, and I never expect that I will be thanked for it. In my mind, they’ve already done their part.

That’s just how I function though. Clearly YMMV.

+1

I do freelance work now and then, so I go from having gobs of free time to very little when I get a job with a tight deadline. I’m sure I’m not the only one in a situation like this (for students, it would probably be assignment deadlines; stay-at-home moms have kids who need more attention at various times; and for full-time workers— who knows how they find time to write in the first place!) I’d hate to think commenters feel snubbed because writers have RL responsibilities.

And I have social anxiety. It fluctuates. Sometimes I’ll feel pretty decent and even gregarious, and answer every comment that hits my inbox. More often I feel awkward about responding. It has nothing to do with the commenters and everything to do with my brain chemistry on whichever particular day.

I suppose I could go back and answer comments on the days when I’m “up” but I feel it would be weird for commenters to get replies as much as a month later when I finally have a good day, and I know a lot of people don’t expect answers to comments at all, so the motivation is low. Also, my less-social-anxiety days also tend to be my more-up-in-general days and I try to capitalize on that energy by spending it on writing and RL stuff.

I appreciate comments and kudos a lot. I hope my issues don’t obscure that fact.

helens78:

ravingliberal:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[CREATE OC (Fanfic Flamingo) WISH PEOPLE WOULD AT LEAST GIVE THE CHARACTER A CHANCE]

Our readers have been absolutely wonderful and supportive and downright loving of our OCs. While there are certainly readers out there who hate them, and there are certainly writers out there who self-insert or write Mary Sues, I like to think that most readers will respond positively to an OC who has development and serves a purpose within the story. 

This, yes.
<3
Ces and I have been really lucky with the Bound and Determined universe.  We’ve worked with characters who existed in canon but who we completely reworked and might as well be OCs (Jason, Amelia) and people who are OCs that we threw in for the purpose of, well, we like that actor and it’s fun to imagine what ey’d be like in this universe (John, Peter Wallace) and it’s been fun to have as much room as we wanted to play around with different relationship dynamics.
(Jason remains mind-boggling to me.  He was a complete accident!  I just felt like Erik needed a grounding character to serve a best-friend and sometimes outside-perspective role, and since the original Brotherhood of Mutants was Erik, Pietro and Wanda (for obvious reasons, not available), Toad (not a strong enough personality), and Mastermind… I grabbed Mastermind, since basically no one knows anything about him anyway, but he’s an established canon character with background shared with Erik.  I mean, Jason and Mort were Erik’s high school cohort largely as a joke, because I wanted someone to use the phrase “Brotherhood of Emo Mutants”.  Go figure!)

+1! Though did we ever even say that Peter Wallace was “played” by Aidan Gillen? XD Or that our mental Emma Frost is Cate Blanchett or, lately, Charlize Theron?

helens78:

ravingliberal:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[CREATE OC (Fanfic Flamingo) WISH PEOPLE WOULD AT LEAST GIVE THE CHARACTER A CHANCE]

Our readers have been absolutely wonderful and supportive and downright loving of our OCs. While there are certainly readers out there who hate them, and there are certainly writers out there who self-insert or write Mary Sues, I like to think that most readers will respond positively to an OC who has development and serves a purpose within the story. 

This, yes.

<3

Ces and I have been really lucky with the Bound and Determined universe.  We’ve worked with characters who existed in canon but who we completely reworked and might as well be OCs (Jason, Amelia) and people who are OCs that we threw in for the purpose of, well, we like that actor and it’s fun to imagine what ey’d be like in this universe (John, Peter Wallace) and it’s been fun to have as much room as we wanted to play around with different relationship dynamics.

(Jason remains mind-boggling to me.  He was a complete accident!  I just felt like Erik needed a grounding character to serve a best-friend and sometimes outside-perspective role, and since the original Brotherhood of Mutants was Erik, Pietro and Wanda (for obvious reasons, not available), Toad (not a strong enough personality), and Mastermind… I grabbed Mastermind, since basically no one knows anything about him anyway, but he’s an established canon character with background shared with Erik.  I mean, Jason and Mort were Erik’s high school cohort largely as a joke, because I wanted someone to use the phrase “Brotherhood of Emo Mutants”.  Go figure!)

+1! Though did we ever even say that Peter Wallace was “played” by Aidan Gillen? XD Or that our mental Emma Frost is Cate Blanchett or, lately, Charlize Theron?

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[POST WORK IN PROGRESS… NEVER FINISH (Fanfic Flamingo) WAIT TO POST TIL FIC IS DONE… NEVER FINISH]

One of mine. I&#8217;ve tried it both ways, posting a story in progress in hopes the response will drive me to the finish line, vs. waiting to post til it&#8217;s done in hopes of driving myself to finish it in order to share it. I&#8217;ve ended up leaving stories abandoned at equal rates both ways. I&#8217;m sure it&#8217;s infuriating, but at least if I post it in progress, people get to read something&#8230; it doesn&#8217;t do anyone any good sitting on my hard drive&#8230; idk idk idk

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[POST WORK IN PROGRESS… NEVER FINISH (Fanfic Flamingo) WAIT TO POST TIL FIC IS DONE… NEVER FINISH]

One of mine. I’ve tried it both ways, posting a story in progress in hopes the response will drive me to the finish line, vs. waiting to post til it’s done in hopes of driving myself to finish it in order to share it. I’ve ended up leaving stories abandoned at equal rates both ways. I’m sure it’s infuriating, but at least if I post it in progress, people get to read something… it doesn’t do anyone any good sitting on my hard drive… idk idk idk

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[ONE TRUE PAIRING (Fanfic Flamingo) NEITHER ONE NOR TRUE]
I thought they were my OTP, but turns out I actually ship these characters with a lot of people…

This is one of mine :D

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[ONE TRUE PAIRING (Fanfic Flamingo) NEITHER ONE NOR TRUE]

I thought they were my OTP, but turns out I actually ship these characters with a lot of people…

This is one of mine :D

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helens78:

fuckyeahweirdtags:

Honestly? This whole fandom is weird. Like, really weird. ‘Charles is a big dorkface’ is not only a tag, but it’s been used 14 times. Like, it’s searchable. Seriously.

*accomplished little fistpump*

Actually, I’m not sure I’ve used any Tumblresque tags (I’m v. boring about such things), but hey. :)

Well, Charles is a big dorkface.

helens78:

codenamecesare:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[FALL FOR MURDEROUS VILLAIN (Fanfic Flamingo) WHY ARE THE OTHER CHARACTERS SO MEAN TO MY MISUNDERSTOOD BB]

One of my flamingo submissions. :-)

Ahahaha!  He’s not murderous!  He’s, um… venge…ful…….. um.  *quits while is ahead*

Holy what the&#8230; I was going through my archives despairing over my tags (NEED TAG MANAGEMENT DESPERATELY TEARS TEARS) and noticed how many notes this has. This is definitely the most noted thing I&#8217;ve ever (or likely will ever!) created on Tumblr. I guess, in this era of Loki and the like, it resonates&#8230;

helens78:

codenamecesare:

fuckyeahfanficflamingo:

[FALL FOR MURDEROUS VILLAIN (Fanfic Flamingo) WHY ARE THE OTHER CHARACTERS SO MEAN TO MY MISUNDERSTOOD BB]

One of my flamingo submissions. :-)

Ahahaha!  He’s not murderous!  He’s, um… venge…ful…….. um.  *quits while is ahead*

Holy what the… I was going through my archives despairing over my tags (NEED TAG MANAGEMENT DESPERATELY TEARS TEARS) and noticed how many notes this has. This is definitely the most noted thing I’ve ever (or likely will ever!) created on Tumblr. I guess, in this era of Loki and the like, it resonates…