msshadami:

iamfangu:

msshadami:

iamfangu:

Relationship problems #4694032+54&

He wants to hang out with people you think are fucking downright ridiculously dead boring.

idk.. you need to get drunk with tumblr people cause you have a CAH game going..uhhhh you have an art commission and need to stay and finish it. they just got hit by a car and you should make out in tearful sadness!!

The problem is it’s like 3-4 weeks away. I’m actually thinking of buying plane tickets to visit a friend to get out of it XD 

That could work. :] i was just throwing assorted (seriously random) ideas out.

Yep :) You do bring up the valid point of lying oneself out of it on the night in question though - which works perfectly when it’s just you - the problem is your partner will know it’s all a lie and an argument is inevitable. :(

@ marsmelon Mwahaha XD

msshadami:

iamfangu:

Relationship problems #4694032+54&

He wants to hang out with people you think are fucking downright ridiculously dead boring.

idk.. you need to get drunk with tumblr people cause you have a CAH game going..uhhhh you have an art commission and need to stay and finish it. they just got hit by a car and you should make out in tearful sadness!!

The problem is it’s like 3-4 weeks away. I’m actually thinking of buying plane tickets to visit a friend to get out of it XD 

Suitcase pocket rant

You guys know about those outer pockets on suitcases that only those suitcases that have a texty surface has (and not the plastic ones)

evil EVIL THINGS

Today I found my long-lost running headset in the front pocket of my smallest suitcase. The reason I never look for stuff there is because I never put stuff there because I know I’ll forget about it. But last time I used that suitcase I was really running low on space and had to stuff whatever didn’t fit into my backpack into the front pocket.

The joy of finding them did not surpass the anger of the location of which I found them.

So that’s 100 words spent on suitcases I could have spent on other things but I spent them happily and emotionally and I have no regrets

fic writer's meme: 20!

20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.

Motivation and inspiration matter a lot - but I think there’s a few things that matters more than others when it comes to just conditions:

  • I can’t write if it’s somewhere I haven’t written before. I mean - you have to start at some point, but I find it much easier to write if I’ve sat there writing a lot of words before.
  • My laptop can’t be hot - the room can’t be too hot either.
  • Preferably between noon and 7 pm.
  • I need to know that I won’t be disturbed for more than just a few seconds. (= preferably I’ll be at home by myself.)
  • Weirdly, being hungry helps, because it takes the pressure off. ‘I’m just gonna finish this sentence before…’
  • Coffee.
  • But most of all, it’s all about knowing you’ll be undisturbed for a few hours.

Meme link

40 Questions — Meme for Fic Writers

rointheta:

  1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
  2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
  3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
  4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
  5. Share one of your strengths.
  6. Share one of your weaknesses.
  7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
  10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
  11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
  12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
  13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
  16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
  17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
  18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
  19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
  20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
  21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
  22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
  23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
  24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
  25. What do you look for in a beta?
  26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
  27. How do you feel about collaborations?
  28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
  29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
  30. Do you accept prompts?
  31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
  32. How do you feel about smut?
  33. How do you feel about crack?
  34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
  35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
  36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
  37. Talk about your current wips.
  38. Talk about a review that made your day.
  39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
  40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).

Discovery —> Outlining

I’ve recently figured there’s no way out.

I started this writing (fan fiction) thing as a pure Discovery/ Exploration writer, meaning you just jump into it and see where it goes from there. I had no idea how long a story would be - usually I’d figured it would be ‘somewhere around 3000 words’ (and it ended up double). I knew ‘Ally: Life’ would be chaptered, but I never knew it would end up being 76k+ words.

My goal was always to get better at planning - but I never imagined myself I’d become an Outliner. Now I’m thinking it’s a tool you can’t get around. You need to know your word budget - your cast - your main plot(s) and subplots. You need to know roughly what you want to say or how you’re going to say it.

Or, like, you don’t have to; that’s what fanfic is for. That is what fun is for!

But if you want to end up with a nicely crafted story - you need some kind of plan. (Not saying I’ve made a mistake or anything, because I would never have written anything if I didn’t start out as a 100% Discoverer.)

So now I’m sitting here going ‘but how the hell do I know what my story should be about?’ My story were always character driven, created by discovery, and so now that I have to ‘think up clever shit’ I find my knees shaking.

But I have some kind of plan.

1. Revisit your interests. What do you take interest in writing? What gets you going? What kind of subjects would you like to visit in a story? Injustice, family issues, broken hearts… find a few key things and use these.

2. Create a cast. Sketch a few characters. Imagine them in locations. How do these locations fit with your world? How can these locations and character fit into a main arc? How can they help out? If you have an (or more) antagonist(s), how do they relate to your protagonists?

3. Create your clusterfuck. AKA major climax. Every story needs one. If you can picture it, working towards it might be easier.

That’s all I have. Thanks for visiting Fangu’s ‘I Have No Clue’ writing school, where I make up theories and try them out seeing as I can’t learn anything unless I run my faec into a brick wall all by myself.

(That being said, it’s happened twice now that I’ve had ‘writing theory’ books prove my thoughts on the subject right. Win.)

XII shipping bingo

NEW! VII shipping bingo

Ohai there!

Name is Fangu, enjoys spending time with various folks doing various things on the Internet. I have no shame when it comes to contacting random people (if I see something I like, I will tell you!) so be not afraid if I do.

I like discussing things. If I disagree with you that does not mean I don't like you or disapprove of your opinion. (Quite the contrary, thank you for spending time with me!) Feel free to shoutout using @ or my tag at any time.

Also I'm not too bothered with I MADE THIS! If you like it, spread it. If you don't think the stuff I write on my original photosets fit with your blog, feel free to delete it. I sometimes think I'm hilarious when I'm really not X)

Thanks for stopping by my rantshop!

[1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 >