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FanFiction Pet Peeves

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Levi, May 3, 2005.

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  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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    2000 words! Gee whiz, a minute of reading there.
     
  2. Midknight

    Midknight Middy is SPAI! DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Considering a good bit of it is disclaimer, A/n's yeah thats pathetic, lol
     
  3. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    Well you must think about the people with ADHD.
     
  4. ChuckDaTruck

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    Inside YOUR closet. Go check.
    Bah! That standard of writing is made for RETARDED CHIMPS :evil: :x
     
  5. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    I was led believe that the Admins of FanFiction.net are Retarted Chimps but hey.
     
  6. Lunarian

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    An update of around 2,000 words for me would actually be a fairly large one. I'm not very good at expanding my plot points or ideas. Thats why I'm always blown away by these authors who produce 3,000+ word chapters nearly daily.
     
  7. Midknight

    Midknight Middy is SPAI! DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Alot of those guys have the entire thing done already, or are 3+ chapters ahead of where they post, lol that's just insane for me.

    Traitors for example, started out as me just putting together years worth of notes, and making it into a coherent story in 15 minutes, typing it into this reply box I'm typing into now. 50K words later I no longer do that, and need to get a beta, lol.

    Some of those guys are also kids on summer vacation, or just lazy bastards!
     
  8. Lunarian

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    lol, I fall under the lazy bastard catagory. I'll go months without updating then type up a new chapter for several fics in a day. Maybe one day I'll get a voice typer software, I think I read recently that you use one Midknight? Did I get that right? Do they work well?

    I might have a chapter or two done on paper, or notes of what goes on next, but when it comes time to typing I find myself at an impass.
     
  9. Midknight

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    Yeah I use the Microsoft Voice kit that came with unreal tournament 2K4, for my notes and first and second drafts, then I go back and proofreed.

    It does work well, after I added my custom words and spent a lot of time training it, maybe a hour or two reading out of the selections it had to make it learn my voice and slang. (Dumble = Dumbledore, Voldie=Voldemort, DL= Dark Lord, and so on and so forth, alot of little shortcuts like that)

    When I type now that I'm predoing chapters, I'll often wind up with what'll equal 20-30K words, then I go back and prune out what I went way overboard on, and start trimming the fat down to the 7Kish I try to use for my chapter size
     
  10. ChuckDaTruck

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    Prune it a little, but lets see some MIdknight UNCUT!!! :D
     
  11. Midknight

    Midknight Middy is SPAI! DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Naw, if I did that , the conversations the characters had in the start would of lasted another 30 pages, lol
     
  12. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    What? Are the characters telling their live stories.
     
  13. Avitus

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    OMG! i totally have ADHD.......in the middle of writing...ill insert random words i hear from songs or tv...or just me cursing at something random...like....

    'Harry and Snape inched forward raising their wands cautiously GO FUCKING DIE MR BANANA!'

    it takes me a while to get a coherant chapter up:|
     
  14. Old Nuit

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    Poor you.
     
  15. Lord Ravenclaw

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    When I update (I can't seem to get the motivation lately, probably due to the pathetic reviews like "update soon kthx") I hold myself to a standard of 5000 words or more, then I look for a coherent place to cut it off. If it takes longer, then it will. Then the A/N which usually takes up 700 words or so. So usually I release at or close to 6000 word chapters with A/N. I think I'll start finishing the next chapter of Era of Hogwarts tomorrow night...tonight I'm too tired...did alot of programming work.
     
  16. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    Woohoo an update, soon!
     
  17. Lord Ravenclaw

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    Indeed, tomorrow I will endeavor to finish Chapter 6...its already halfway done, so after a bit of reworking to transition I'm sure I'll be able to finish the chapter tomorrow.
     
  18. Dark Syaoran

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    When was your last update? I cant even remember what your story is about anymore, lol.
     
  19. Lord Ravenclaw

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    I lost my steam, and after HBP I am slowly regaining it again. Its about Harry being sent back in time to the 10th century or so. I actually have most of the story planned out, but just not the steam to sit down and write it. Besides that, after typing so much my wrists get really sore, and then I have to take a break, and I sit back down and I no longer feel like writing :\
     
  20. Dark Syaoran

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    OH i remember. Him and Ravenclaw are gonna get chummy, right? Is he ever gonna return to his time?
     
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