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notcreativeondemand:

The time has come in writing this fanfic that I actually need to remember what I’ve written so far and like… fuck. I have no memory. And I can’t re-read anything I’ve written and posted because I will die of embarrassment.

Anyone wanna read like 61891 words of Steve/Tony depression angstfest to help me out?

No? Okay.

(this is my first reblog!discussion - how do you feel about popping that virginity for me? :D)

Is this the story I like and just re-read to catch up/refresh my memory?

Even if you think you’ll feel embarrassed, I would still encourage you to re-read. I’ve had to do a lot of that, tackling sequels, and I often find myself quite pleasantly reminded that 'hey, I've got this!'. And it is truly you and only you who can find all those hidden nuances in your work, the way you intended them. :)

Happy writing!

True to form I take forever to respond, but! Welcome to tumblr conversation. It’s a pretty so-so form of communication.

Yes, it is the fic you just re-read. And, ugh, I know you’re right, but I don’t want to! Haha. I managed to fix this problem by using control+f, but I really should just go ahead and read it. Maybe I’ll wait until I finish this chapter (so close, I say, which could mean anything from two days to two weeks), in case doing so makes me feel like I should abandon it forever. Which I wouldn’t even be considering (the reading, not the abandoning) if not for your response, so, thank you!

I consider this a swift response (and, yes, this is not the best form of communication, for sure, because it would be easy to miss a response…).

Aww, you are most welcome for any encouragement I’ve been able to give you! (Personally, I hate the editing/re-reading part of the process, as you may know by now: I write a finished product; I don’t go back and revise anything, and the “proof reading” I do before sending my story to the beta is pretty much the only time when I change something, unless a rare thing happens that my beta tells me I need to change something more than a sentence structure. I even skip through the betaed file, just making the changes, reviewing them, putting a lot of trust in my beta’s skills - and that would NEVER fly if I were writing a real book. It will not fly when I write a real book, mark my words. :D)

Ctrl+F gets you far - but it’s not the same as really getting back into the spirit of what you were writing. It may be tough, but you’ll be happier for it in the end, and let me tell you: you are an amazing writer. You’re one of the few I could name off the top of my head if someone asked for recommendations.

(Also, I commend you on your realistic view on how long it takes to write something. I constantly think “I’ll wrap up this story today!" - and then it doesn’t happen for the next week when I write one paragraph at a time before getting distracted, so I think your way is much better.)

What are the requirements for art?
Artists are expected to create at least one new piece of art: a drawing, digital manip, fanvid, or fanmix. Art must be at least 400 by 600 pixels in size, videos must be at least 30 seconds in length, and fanmixes must include at least 8 songs, plus cover art (minimum 400 by 400 pixels).

What are the requirements for fic?
You will be expected to write a minimum of 3,000 words, based on the prompt you choose in the claims post. Your fic must be related to the art for which it is written, and it cannot have been already posted elsewhere. Rough drafts meeting the minimum required word count will be due December 13, 2014.

Schedule:
Sign-ups Open: August 1, 2014
Artist Check-in (not mandatory): September 1, 2014
Art Due: October 1, 2014
Claims Posted: October 6, 2014
Claims Open: October 7, 2014
Match-ups Revealed: October 13, 2014
Author Check-in (mandatory): November 13, 2014
Rough Drafts Due: December 13, 2014
Posting Schedule Announced: December 20, 2014
Posting Begins: December 27, 2014

From all we know so far about Avengers: Age of Ultron, it sounds like a Tony Stark whump fanfic: he tries to create something good, which turns against him and his allies while trying to end mankind, and in the process one of his greatest creations, aka JARVIS, may get swallowed up in Ultron/the Vision. He and his science buddy/boyfriend Bruce will be conflicted over Ultron’s creation - possibly even get into a green-tinted, iron-clad fist fight about the matter… and if somehow the entire team doesn’t blame Tony for the mess, Joss Whedon has outdone himself.

I’m sure Joss Whedon will outdo himself anyway.

SDCC 2014, how I wish I could have attended you - and then made it to Hall H on Saturday.

Another thing: I have a special place in my heart for all and any variations of “cyberhusbands” (Jarvis/Tony). What name will be applicable for Tony/The Vision (or Tony/Ultron, for that matter?).

On less fanatic news (interviews from SDCC have taken up a lot of my time recently), I’ve been a bad girl. Or a good girl, depending how you look at it. A ‘bad writer’ may work better in this case: in the last week, I have been storming around my apartment, sweating like crazy in the summer heat, cleaning up and re-organizing a dozen thing. I feel very accomplished, seeing as those projects have waited a long time to happen (in some cases years). I haven’t written a single word in over a week, however.

I want to remedy that in the coming days, when I’ll try to do less sweating and considerably more sitting on the comp.

Things that need doing ASAP:

  • Finish fic for Marvel Bang.
  • Write fic for my Avengers Fest exchange.
  • Write a “commission” story for starkred.
  • Read a ton of fic and send them to my beta (tens of thousands of words - Mythra will be thrilled… not).

notcreativeondemand:

The time has come in writing this fanfic that I actually need to remember what I’ve written so far and like… fuck. I have no memory. And I can’t re-read anything I’ve written and posted because I will die of embarrassment.

Anyone wanna read like 61891 words of Steve/Tony depression angstfest to help me out?

No? Okay.

(this is my first reblog!discussion - how do you feel about popping that virginity for me? :D)

Is this the story I like and just re-read to catch up/refresh my memory?

Even if you think you’ll feel embarrassed, I would still encourage you to re-read. I’ve had to do a lot of that, tackling sequels, and I often find myself quite pleasantly reminded that 'hey, I've got this!'. And it is truly you and only you who can find all those hidden nuances in your work, the way you intended them. :)

Happy writing!

The Harlequin Marvel Challenge

Fic or podfic, 5k.

So what is a Harlequin novel?
It’s just a fancy way of saying romance novel.

~2014/2015 schedule~
8/13 - Sign ups end
9/24 - Writer check in
10/27 - Writing drafts due
10/30 - Claims post goes up
11/2 - Claims
12/20 - Artist check in
1/31 - Final pieces due
2/14 - Posting starts

Fic 1 of 2 for Marvel Bang 2014 is done. (Trying to work on the second story right now; I have a very nice beginning, which I wrote several weeks ago, and ideally I would finish the rest of it in one sitting to get the right kind of feeling to it…)

In general, writing has been giving me some trouble: during the first month of my summer vacation, I prepped for my trip to U.S. - then spent two awesome weeks there, writing next to nothing. Upon my return, jet lag or some such got the better of me, and for the two-three weeks after coming home my sleeping pattern was… not very reliable.

I’ve finished a few shorter stories, which have been a struggle. Here’s hoping for more productivity and less distractions!

(And yes, of course I signed up for Robot BB, what did you think I was going to do? All I need to write for that is some Tony & JARVIS & bots stuff. :D)


PROMO:

Robot Big Bang, round 3

Author and artist sign-ups now open!

Schedule:
Sign Ups Open: 12 July
Author Check In: 30 August
Rough Drafts Due: 27 September
Artist Claims: 29 September
Posting Date Claims: 20 October
Posting Begins: 5 November

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I didn’t reblog this before, but I should have.

LOVELY exchange work that inspired a fic, “Like the Winter Sun”.

Already featured in a post here.

So, I have arrived to the United States of America (and will be staying here for the next two weeks with my wonderful beta Mythra; I can say with a fair certainty that I will not be posting new fics during that time, seeing as doing things on the road is always more complicated than when you’re at home).

Be on a lookout for new things (including my entry for Case Story #4, once I get back!)

I’m still working on my two entries for this year’s Marvel Bang. The first one is progressing nicely, seeing as I had time to focus on it at a few stages of my 24-hour travel from one continent to another. (I’m almost literally on the other side of the world, woot!)

So, in the next few weeks there will hopefully be many writing-related things going on, “sight-seeing” and exploring.

A wonderful surprise gift from ChickenHax!

Fanart for “God Switch”

starkred:

Fanwork for the Fanfiction In Exchange from Del_Rion.
Steve/Tony, Explicit (NSFW)

It all began with an off-hand remark, and there shouldn’t have been any cause for it to escalate… until Tony keeps finding himself indebted to Steve – and Steve enjoys collecting his dues.
Written for: Perverse Bang 2013


Why didn’t I reblog this before?
Related to “In Exchange”

starkred:

Fanwork for the Fanfiction In Exchange from Del_Rion.

Steve/Tony, Explicit (NSFW)

It all began with an off-hand remark, and there shouldn’t have been any cause for it to escalate… until Tony keeps finding himself indebted to Steve – and Steve enjoys collecting his dues.

Written for: Perverse Bang 2013

Why didn’t I reblog this before?

Related to “In Exchange

The Lady Smaell recorded the first ever podfic of one of my fics!

Check it out.

Also here on mediafire.

the original: boxoftheskyking

Q & A

1. Which is your favorite of the fics you’ve written for X fandom?

  • Alexander the Great: I think I’ll have to go with “Witness of Love and Gods" because that story… well, it made me cry, at least.
  • Avengers/Iron Man: This is a tough one… “Bloodlust" has a special place in my heart, as does "Formalized Ties”. “Typhlosis”, also, is reaching for the top.

2. Favorite piece overall?

I don’t really like to pick favorites… I’m most happy with the MCU things, but that’s because I’m into that fandom right now and they’re my most recent works (which means they ought to be better written…).

3. Which was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?

I’m going to pick “The Fervid Defense Protocol”, because while the plot was simple enough, the POV of J.A.R.V.I.S. the AI was rather restrictive and took some figuring out in terms of making the plot actually work.

4. Which has the most “you” in it, however you’d define that?

My beta would probably point at the grim apocalyptic things; I definitely like that. But if we’re talking about “me” as a person, that could just as well be one of the relaxed, easy-going stories at the lighter end of the scale… or the warm, bot-focused ones, like the “Genius, AI & Bots" series.

5. What is an image/set of images that you’re particularly proud of?

N/A

6. Idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?

I am yet to come across that issue. I have plenty of ideas in store, some of which need some extensive research so that I’ll feel comfortable writing about them, but I haven’t dismissed anything (so far) just because it didn’t work.

7. Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

I rarely have those; it all depends on the mood I’m in, and whether I’m able to focus on writing. Sometimes getting from A to B is troublesome. I suppose I generally have scenes where I feel I’m ill-equipped to write them sufficiently.

8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

When I’m in the “flow”, anything. I like action, and I love it when my brain gets wickedly smart with dialogue. It doesn’t happen all the time.

9. Favorite character to write?

In MCU, Tony Stark, absolutely - and J.A.R.V.I.S., because I love that AI, and he complements my other favorite. ;)

10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you’ve written

This is more for my beta than me (from “Can’t Break Me”, where Thor doesn’t quite grasp the meaning of ‘counting sheep’):

“What are these… sheep you are so keen on counting?” Thor asked. “Are they an important possession?”

There are many fine one-liners in many of my stories - most of which I don’t remember anymore, but this exchange between Tony and J.A.R.V.I.S. is one of my favorites (from “Date Night Dictation):

“The success of a date depends on the level of enjoyment of both parties, sir. I suggest you do as she asks.”

“You’ve got the right idea, although what happened to girls getting hot for the dangerous guys?”

“I believe your escapades as Iron Man leave little room for further aspects of danger.”

“Noted. But, she should be delighted that I save lives on a daily basis, in a high tech metal suit of my own design. She’s dating a legitimate superhero!”

“You seem far more excited by that notion than she is, sir.”

“I should take myself on a date.”

“Shall I tell Miss Potts you’re blowing her off tonight in favor of some narcissistic me-time?”

11. If I’m showing off just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?

Maybe “Typhlosis"…

12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?

The WIP project from hell, “The Last Journey" - my first fic; it’s been going on for years. Started in 2004, there have been several breaks of several years (not kidding). I want to go over the story, edit it, then go on with it, preferably sooner rather than later. (Can you tell I say that every year?)

Other than that, I’m happy to announce there are no WIP fics going on at the moment - save for unfinished series… and also “Heroes of Tomorrow" in Heroes fandom, that is sort of on a break of its own…

13. Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don’t actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)

I’m good at over-planning and sticking to said plan, save for taking certain detours. Occasionally, when making my final edits before betaing, I decide some aspect of the story is unnecessary or some line is too radical and might offend someone (people get offended more easily than I do…). I can’t remember any major, plot-altering changes, though, because those rarely happen.

14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms (like be hired by showrunner to do an episode)? Which one?

I would love to write MCU tie-in stories for Marvel.

15. Does font matter to you when you’re writing a draft?

Well, sure. I mean, I always use the same draft base for writing ^^

(Times New Roman, 10pt, with 5mm indents and no line breaks between paragraphs, unless I’m switching the scene or something.)

16. 3 favorite comments ever received on fanfic.

There are too many awesome things scattered out there. Some of the best comments usually come from my beta, but they don’t count. (However, “Chitauri Apocalypse" got some great comments at AO3 and FF.net.)

17. Any mean comments? How’d you deal with it? Who laid the smackdown?

I’ve been spared, mostly.

Back in the day an anon flamed me on my website for writing Real Person Fiction (they clearly didn’t read the disclaimers or were just in a trolling mood).

Also, I’ve upset a few people because of the lack of understanding in vocabulary (using a term they deemed offensive).

Other than that, not really. I try to shake them off, but I have a low self-esteem so they get to me either way. Also, there’s miles to go between con-crit and just going out of your way to be unnecessarily mean.

18. If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be?

All of my LotR fics (different era, the writing’s way worse than what I’m capable of these days). And I’m about to do it, too.

19. Do you make up scenes at work/on the bus/at the gym? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?

Everywhere, all the time. While walking, while watching something else, when listening to music, while sitting somewhere and waiting… I always have some means of writing down notes with me, usually a notebook and a pen, or even my phone (I’ve mastered the skill of sending emails to myself :D). Sometimes it feels like I’m just drifting in this line between writing and the real world…

20. Go nuts, and talk about writing.

I’m yet to figure out the answer to people asking me why I write. (Good thing I don’t get asked that a lot.) I just do. End of story. (Or, the beginning.)

Ever since I was a kid, I remember knowing that I wanted to be a writer. As in, writing a book, getting published. I seem to have trouble letting go of fan fiction, however, and as I grow older my book ideas change. I need to find a balance between the two. However, I regard fan fiction as excellent practice - especially since I plan on writing the book(s) in English, which isn’t my native language, so all practice is great practice, going towards my big goal.

Fan fiction has given me so much (even when I don’t get to share it with the people around me, either due to the language barrier or the fact that none of my stories would make sense to them without being knowledgeable of the fandom, which they rarely are). Just today I re-directed the conversation after it came up I’ve been writing in English for 10 years, knowing that the company I was in was thinking of me writing some kind of original fiction and I didn’t think explaining the existence of fanfic was going to do me much good.

What else…

I think writing isn’t usually a choice (like, a person at work said, 'I should write something [a book]'). Writing is a way of life. You do it, or you don’t. You can dabble in it… but unless you have the natural inclination and skill towards it, you never really get there.

That in mind, I sure hope I have the skill…

I’m currently in the middle of re-writing the epic paralyzing/arc reactor stealing scene from ‘Iron Man. (In other words, I’m getting closer to the end of “The Heart" - a sequel of "The Voice”). Ideally I would wrap up the story before I finish working today (after all, one must get something done on a 12+ hours workday!)

There’s also a Bucky/Tony fic I’m writing for Marvel Bang 2014 that needs continuing/finishing. (Remember that sign-ups for that close on May 16!)

And the commission fic thing! Need to write that, too.

Also, why do I keep misspelling “fingers” as “wingers” a lot?