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I've been meaning to write a fic about that song for years.  Don't know why I've never gotten around to it.  Right now, I have about 5 fics waiting paitently for me to finish them and I keep taking advantage of their willingness to wait.  [Why can't I ever 'talk' like a normal person?  I mean really.].

Sometimes, I read those 21,000 word fics that get like, 65 comments and I wonder what it is about them that attracts everyone.  It's not that they aren't very well written because they are, it's just that.  What is it about my fic that makes people skip over it most of the time?  Seriously.  Those fics are all about the same thing, about Ryan and Brendon being witty fail-boats that manage to fall in love.    It's the same dialogue, in different orders.  [livejournal.com profile] lolab is pretty much the only exception to this rule.

I want people to read my fic and appreciate the words,  but no one seems to love them quite the way I do.  Story of my life.

I need to put up my song rec of the day for Tumblr and I need to finish printing out pictures for my senior slideshow.  High school is crap, I cannot wait to finally get out.

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Date: 2009-03-10 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlesscities.livejournal.com
i was legit JUST complaining about this to my friend.

i said,

you know what i hate? when you put so much fucking time and effort into a fic and you slave over it and complain to yourself and the stars and actually, legit worry about it because you want it to be fucking good. and when you're done, you're like, "hey, i'm actually proud of this". but then when you post, only one person reads it who isnt already your friend.


and like, idk, you probably think i'm like, some really annoying teeny writing and complaining about it, because you probably havent read my writing, but like. idk

i just don't know.

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Date: 2009-03-10 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumberxjill.livejournal.com
Gah. I'm so glad that I'm not the only person who feels that way, you have no idea. It's like. I write all the time, snippets of scenes and poetry and, sometimes, fic. But I don't write really long fics because I don't like to, I don't like writing fics more than about 5,000 words long. But just because it doesn't take days to read them doesn't mean they suck. My writing's not that bad, is it?

No,no,no. I don't, promise. And I haven't read anything you've written, but I'd like to. Link me? =]

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Date: 2009-03-10 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlesscities.livejournal.com
no, your writing is amazing <3 i think that's why i added you, i don't remember, fail kayla is fail.

i write some long things, some short things, idk. i guesss i said all my opinion in my last comment :)

[livejournal.com profile] playful_lips
that's my writing journal.

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Date: 2009-03-10 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shattered-ink.livejournal.com
I agree with this post.
I mean, I love the witty failboat plot thing to pieces, but I don't understand why or how some fics get the cred they do. And who has the patience or time for those super-long fics anyway? I guess you have to be really talented to pull them off, but not a lot of people are, and it sort of unnerves me to see writing becoming a popularity contest, where the mediocre stuff gets all the praise. :[

Also, I'm already tired of high school and want out too. :p

/rant comment.


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Date: 2009-03-10 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumberxjill.livejournal.com

Exactly. It's like, I know the people who write those fics are too talented to be always writing the same thing over and over. I'm so tired of the only fic getting notice being the same fic we've been reading over and over again. I'd like to think that what I write is at least good enough to to read by a few people... but all I ever get from SatD is disappointment.

Senior year is, at the same time, the most amazing and awful year of anyone's life.

[rant as often as you like! I love ranting!]


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Date: 2009-03-10 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shattered-ink.livejournal.com
I know! My most-commented fic on SaTD was a total crack!fic I wrote up in one night with no plot, and there are things I've spent months on, trying to perfect every word, and they end up getting two or three comments. :[

But your stuff is so wonderful. I guess the good writers are like indie artists - not quite as popular as everyone else, but totally different and more amazing because of that.


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Date: 2009-03-11 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumberxjill.livejournal.com
See? So much good fic goes ignored and I get so upset over it.

Aww, thank you =]. Good theory, makes a lot of sense. Some of the best writers are the ones who fly under the radar.

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Date: 2009-03-10 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melody-so-sweet.livejournal.com
*momentary flail for not getting to read this faster due to my viewage of Watchmen*

anyways. Yes, I know exactly how it is.

But darn you I read everything you write. Remember? Me and your writing are friggin engaged, dammit.

And yes. song of the day. cuz I kinda live off it :3

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Date: 2009-03-11 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumberxjill.livejournal.com
So irritating! Like, I spend so much time on some fics and no one even notices them [except you, XD

They are engaged, and they love each other very much [seriously, I am def considering Marry an LJ User XD]

=D. I love my song recs, it's kind of sad XD

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Date: 2009-03-10 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlesscities.livejournal.com
look what i just found. (sorry if this is your friend/you know this person)

Author Notes/Warning: I wrote this 3 days in a row while finding a cool beta. 9,597 words split up into 2 parts. eh-what-the-hell. whooo, I need like, LOTS OF COMMENT then I promise I will update the next day. ex-girl scout promise. and oreo too. ooh, koko krunch, anyone? heh. asshole Brendon, a little wishy-washy Ryan and good boy Jon.

...like, really?
idk. ill go away now!
*scurries away*

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Date: 2009-03-11 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumberxjill.livejournal.com
Oh wow. I HATE it when people are like, 'Comment me or I won't write anymore!' because real writer's don't do that, people who do that are attention whores.

Haha, no, stick around! I love making friends on LJ =]

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Date: 2009-03-11 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shattered-ink.livejournal.com
Ooo, speak of the devil, you've been recced ! Yay !


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Date: 2009-03-11 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lumberxjill.livejournal.com

I can't help but be excited because omg, I've never been recced before, omg =D

And it links to my journal and not SatD! *beams*

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