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Title: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: meowchi on November 28, 2006, 10:52:50 PM
Read a good fic lately? Post your review here and reccomend it to others!
 
Posts should elaborate on:

-Storyline (How exciting was the story?)
-Authenticity (Do the characters act like their real-life counter parts?)
 
Ratings should be from 1-5 stars :pimp:

daigong sez!!!

And you can DISCUSS/emote random comments too!! Get involved, and don't forget to drop by HiP Joint fand meet all your other friendly neighborhood HiPstaz  :pimp:
Title: Lovex2 Review
Post by: Mikan on November 29, 2006, 05:57:14 AM
Lovex2
By OTN1


Posted in the Perv fan fiction section yet not quite deserving it, this story is definately something worth an award in the real authoring world. With a style that is smooth and realistic it is easy to loose yourself in the mind of Aya and her dilemmas.

After celebrating her birthday in Kobe with best friend Miki fireworks go off as both admit their true feelings to each other. This only lasts for a brief time before Aya is thrown out of her comfort zone and into a whirl pool of worry as the idea of leaving H!P to join another company is put into her head by none other than dance partner, Ayumi Shibata.

The angst and fluff runs madly through this tale and is sure to pull a few heart strings. If that's not for you then the teasingly hot scenes that litter the story will definately have you waving your fan flag.

In regards to the reality of the characters and settings, Lovex2 will have you believing that this is all real and that OTN1 is really a Hello!Project member with too much time on her hands.

Lovex2 is separated into 3 parts so you are guarenteed a long satisfying read. As if that isnt enough, OTN1 (after much bagering from fans) released Lovex2-1. A sequeal completly from Miki's point of view containing some chapters of Lovex2 so we finally get to see what was going through her head. Most sequeals are a disapointment but I can assure you that this is a must read. I found myself crying all way through.

Mikan says: READ IT, BASTARDS!
I give it 5/5 hearts
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Fanfics Review Thread
Post by: Loser87 on December 02, 2006, 11:36:04 PM
Too Young
By : Wordsworth

Posted here in the piehole's fanfic section.
It is an amazingly good story..
And yes, it's a Berryz Story, don't like it? well poo on you! >=P
To me it's like watching a movie because the way it's written is like how a movie is written, a bit hard to explain! haha..

It's really well developed with lots of cute humor, and cute drama only pre-teens would have XDXDXD
Either way, I'd say this story is what inspired me to take up writing again it's just that good!

The story starts off with like a journal entry.
and it was a very interesting read like reading from different POV
And the story develops into a sweet love between Risako and a boy whose name is never given (reminds me of My Sassy Girl) but was given the nickname "Pretty Boy"
Their affection for eachother is slightly slow and it develops into something and that's what I like about it!
What's better is what they have to go through to stay together.
The story is true in a way that he writes in the events that actually has happened to them, ex: Megumi Murakami leaving H!P and C-ute
And not only do you get to read Risako's and Pretty Boy's POV, Wordsworth writes in the other Berryz POV as well!
And reading the other Berryz's members POV is just as fun!

an amazing story and my review doesn't give enough justice for it!
I say go read his story Too Young or I'll get my house to fall on you!
my rating is 5/5
rabu rabu rabu


GO READ TOO YOUNG AND COMMENT IT!!
Title: Pimping Gorgeous Doll
Post by: Mikan on December 12, 2006, 01:04:05 PM
Pimping Gorgeous Doll
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A story by Raspberrygashes

With no parents to look out for her and little money in her pocket, adolecent Tanaka Reina meets the purple suited pimp Yoshizawa Hitomi for a job. Hitomi accepts the young girl and invites her to live in the house along with all the other prostitutes. Reina accepts and enters a world she has never seen before where the saying 'pressures of work' has a totally new meaning.

When you mix a house full of gorgeous working girls you are sure to get your fair share of cat fights, comedy and maybe even a little bit of love.

The characters are not drastically changed from their origanal selves but there has been a bit of exaggeration for entertainments sake.

This origanal story has only just begun. So take this story as your godsend to jump on the wagon and sign up onto the forum and tell us what you think of Pimping Gorgeous Dolls!!

Mikan says: Check it out, YOU BASTARDS!
I give it 4 hearts
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 15, 2008, 10:59:03 AM
Yay Yay... new discussion area for us fanfic-ers... Now we can stop the chit chat in the comments of the fics and bring it here :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sancho on June 16, 2008, 02:09:31 AM
A discussion thread. That's cool. But, don't you think it would be confusing if people start talking different fic all at once on the same thread??  :? :?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 16, 2008, 03:28:07 AM
I'm not sure its specifically meant for just fanfic discussion.
daigong did say "DISCUSS/emote random comments too"

I think it a lot of people on the fanfiction part of the site, don't venture too much to the other sections, so its kinda a place for them to get to each other as well... Maybe :P
I could be completely wrong, which is most likely :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 16, 2008, 04:56:33 AM
^
You got it partially right, lollipopgirl! I probably spend most of my time in the fanfic area. Not only because I write but because I love reading them! Ppl have such great ieads and writing styles! But I do venture around too.

I think I may spend a lot of time here!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 16, 2008, 05:01:14 AM
^ you don't count... you post everywhere, i stalk you :wub:
well not really but i have noticed :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tito on June 16, 2008, 05:39:31 AM
I think I'm one of those people..haven't been posting much around other than here *check stats* yeah....hmm, oh well, I guess I know who the regulars in this section are and I know some of you out there  :D XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on June 16, 2008, 06:04:16 AM
i only hang out here and in the R.I.V.E ... and the Perv but i don't post there...

Kinda easy to understand, right?  :otomerika: touch my heart, rika...

oh... hi tito, lollipopgirl, strawb3rrykream... you here too? *surprise!* ... or not...  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 16, 2008, 06:53:16 AM
^ you don't count... you post everywhere, i stalk you :wub:
well not really but i have noticed :lol:

So should I be worried? :lol:
Just kidding, it's cool.
Oh, and hi to everyone! I think I know most of you... :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on June 16, 2008, 12:53:54 PM
Yeah, we're all pretty much in a world of our own, huh? xD

I frequent the girls' sections too, but I don't comment much unless there's a bit of femmeslash about xD

Roffle, checking my own stats but it seems that 790 of my posts went here, roffle xD

-parades about with the oh so famous hardhat on- <33
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on June 16, 2008, 01:33:51 PM
"Helooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo"

Says what might be the only writer to ever post in the sports thread....I get around a lil. I don't post much anywhere but hear, and I think most of my posts are updates or stories and have something to do with my stories so I guess that means I'm a bad person.... Or that lolipopgirl loves me extramuch! I usually write in the fanfic section..........of the perv section XD

 I think my average is still prety high. I wanted it to be an average of five posts per day. I dunno if I achieved that... I don't think I did.....

 also a sort of review.

 I also give lovex2 5/5 stars. But I also give them to Love x 2 the sequel and the one that came after that and the one that came after that and the one that came after that. After losing my sanity in a cave, doing nothing but reading Love x too many I found the light in the end of the tunnel in the form of my big red X in the upper right corner.

 You see I really liked the story. It made me feel incredible and diferent feelings. But the problem is, there are too many chapters, too many sidestories if that is what they are, too much confusion, too many alternate endings and did I mention too much confusion amidst all the heartache? I just hated not knowing what the hell is reall anymore and we all know that the human brain can't separate fact from reality so I gave up after the first two sequels or something.

 Amidst all that, it is also a very timeconsuming fic, especially for those with slow computers. So although I have to downgrade it to four stars, I have to recomend, that you please don't try reading it all in one night, if you value your sanity and take many breaks. Also don't let your evil older sister "Take a bite" out of your sandwitch... *vein pops*

 ok, I think I might do weekly reviews here. This was kinda fun adn I get to bitch about fics.

 But don't be discouraged young authors. Your stories are great. Like for example LOVE X 2 is really really good. One of the problems though was finding where I ended the night before. This guy should just make it into a freakin book and sell it! That way we can bookmark it!

 Anyway, great story, but it was Love x 2 long.And on top of all that, there are alll these threads with this story and only one has past the second story, so to make things even more confusing, you also have to sift through a couple of threads as well when looking for your stop..... I say, it's not worth losing your mind over. So IF you are brave enough to take on the challenge of reading this story and IF you actually manage to read it. Then bravo, you will be rewarded with a lot of great moments and such because it truly is a good fic.

 Final rating, 4/5 (Sorry!)

 Also, never posting here again. I want to stay at this number forever!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I'll just edit this post again with reviews whenever I feel like it. Currently rereading "When love hurts, but even though I left my PC on for how long so I don't have to sift through the history, it shut down eventually (or rather, froze) so my review might come reeeeaally late. Also cause I have a loooot of HW and like three assignments. Or two? I can't remember. Honestly think I have three, but i can only remember the two, photography *shver* and History. I think there's a Bio one too, which I think was easy but I honestly do not remember anything about that..... Anyway, back to sleep, I haven't stopped sleeping like at all today. My fun crazy teacher thought it would be fun to make the fat goalkeeper a Striker for a day so I am officially dead. Seriously it hurts everywhereeeeeeeee~! :'( I Wanna die~!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 16, 2008, 02:17:59 PM
:o Sweeety, don't ever post again... you're on the devil's number :w00t:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c319/lollipop_girl_/untitled-2.jpg

Your average isn't quite 5 yet... good luck getting that when you can't post :P
I do venture out of here a lot more recently seeing its exam period and I'm procrastinating a lot, but the fanfic section is my main destination :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on June 17, 2008, 09:38:37 AM
Yaw that's right, a place where y'all can just kick back and relax, comment "Hey,  some crazy thing happened to me this morning .... I think I'll write a fanfic!"
/me puts the uncofuzzled hat back on Sancho

We proud of ya!! Cuz me and Masa was up in the JPH!P Library going "DAMN! How'd this section get so popular? Here we are building mountains of porn and the fanfics are blowing up nonstop. And we ain't got to know any of y'all." so bam, Masa suggested a postwhoring thread --- of course, we encourage y'all to get involved all over the community. So here's also a place where we can shake our butts at ya. :shakeit:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 17, 2008, 11:57:12 AM
Aha, so that's what this thread is for. Haha.

Nice to see all the new people posting new fics, although I can't say I've caught up on every single story. Actually, to be honest, I haven't bothered to be active I guess. Lol. Only keeping an eye on a couple of stories here and there (like rokun, whenever he updates, ha).

Well, I hardly venture out of the fanfic section, although, like Yuuyami, I lurk in the girls' sections. Haha. I usually don't post unless I have something to say. I feel too jaded to be spamming my post count now. Lol.

Would like to get to know the newbs to this section a little more though. I know the earlier generations (like Yuuyami, rokun, Loser etc) a little better since I talk to them on AIM from time to time. And lol yes, I heard that Yuuyami and rokun (sorry for ratting guys XD) randomly divided up each new wave of fanfic writers into "generations". Hey, it's H!P, can you blame us for thinking like that? XDDD

...I think we're up to 7th gen now. :P

Still, fresh blood is welcome, everyone improves with time and effort. ;) My first full length story was raw around the edges, and I like to think I've gotten better. Will be glad to discuss anything with anyone, especially about writing. Warning though, I'm a writing nazi (as Yuuyami can testify to, I bet XD), so I can get very picky with details. :P

Now, to figure out what to write next. I've been editing my best friend's fanfic for her (for another fandom lol) so I haven't had much thinking time.

So, I guess that's all for now. ^_^

-tries to sneak away before anyone asks about AA-
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 17, 2008, 04:44:52 PM
Whoa, I didn't know ppl divided us writers up. What gen am I? :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: inDeceit on June 17, 2008, 04:50:48 PM
Man, seeing all the new fics up I feel bad for delaying mine. And I don't even read fics anymore... much   :banghead:

Like some, I don't leave the fanfic area either. :o

It surprised me to see this thread suddenly active o.o
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 17, 2008, 06:13:25 PM
I heard that Yuuyami and rokun (sorry for ratting guys XD) randomly divided up each new wave of fanfic writers into "generations". Hey, it's H!P, can you blame us for thinking like that? XDDD

...I think we're up to 7th gen now. :P

 :shock: USO!!!! </gaki-reaction>  I demand details on these "generations"

PlzKthx?  :mon cute:


Man, seeing all the new fics up I feel bad for delaying mine. And I don't even read fics anymore... much   :banghead:

Like some, I don't leave the fanfic area either. :o

It surprised me to see this thread suddenly active o.o


^ Dame deshou  :( ... but i understand what you mean :sweatdrop: i go through those cycles as well.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on June 17, 2008, 06:23:13 PM
... why do i suddenly feel nervous?

 .... getting read my senior writers scare me... a lot...

  ... i guess i'm 7th gen... i just started writing, right?

   ... please don't shoot me... i'm young and idealistic... and really bad at coherence and consistency...
   
     ... the fanfic section is like home to me... i'm glad that i'm part of the sudden increase in activity...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: inDeceit on June 17, 2008, 06:25:27 PM
The new explosion of fics kinda scares me actually :P Just so many enthusiastic writers popping up suddenly...

 AND I WANT INFO ON THE GENERATIONS THING TOO, STAT XD

-runs away-

I'm... gonna start updating now. -excuses- :X
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 17, 2008, 06:34:01 PM
Hahaha yeah the new wave of writers are all considered 7th gen...

And oh Yuki, I think you're around 5th or 6th gen. Will have to clarify with the others. XD I'm 4th/5th-ish. And I know, right, the explosion of fics makes me feel guilty that I'm not writing often enough...>_>;

Oh tru_harmony, don't worry, we all have to start somewhere. I won't tear into people unless I'm sure they can handle it...XD Just ask Yuuyami, I demolish her on AIM on a regular basis. :P I'm not that scary! Really!

-lying through my teeth-

XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on June 17, 2008, 07:02:48 PM
^ Whats this on discussion of gen's!? WHERE WAS I!?

I DEMAND AN ANSWER!! I GOT YOU A GIFT ESSY!!!

-shakes mah fist very angrily!-
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 17, 2008, 07:11:30 PM
^You were 4th gen, hon.

XDD And yes you got me a gift, I wouldn't dream of hiding things from you. :P It's just that it never occurred to me to mention the generation debate until now. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 17, 2008, 07:14:20 PM
Look at all you pro/veteran/experienced/loved whatever you want to call it, writers all reappearing together in this thread... AWWW!!! :cry: (happy tears ;) )

I bow down to all gen of writers for starting and feeding my addiction here :heart:

and seeing you brought it up Estrea, should we send a search party out to sea for AA or have they all killed each other by turning to cannibalism out of starvation and boredom? ... I love you! :wub:

EDIT:-
RANDOM!!! My little Mikitty sitting on top of my computer asleep looks like a lion cub with her paw under her chin (wrong colour completely but whatever :P) :heart: :wub:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on June 17, 2008, 07:17:47 PM
me Essy? 6 gen~ I guess... or hope
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 17, 2008, 07:25:33 PM
Haha the only reason why I ever started writing here was because I read through everything and thought "that's it?" after finishing. XD Wasn't satisfied so I just had to contribute.

Stefy? 6th gen? Dunno, when did you start writing? I think you were around before I ever was, weren't you? Lol.

Oh and lollipopgirl...I knew I shouldn't have surfaced without an update... >_> Naw, AA's still alive, just hiding in the Bermuda Triangle. >_> XDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on June 17, 2008, 07:34:22 PM
So I'm a loner?.... no gen?

WAHHHHhhh thats sad.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 17, 2008, 07:38:02 PM
No silly, I was thinking 3rd or 4th....hammy was 2nd generation lol. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: AmberSan on June 17, 2008, 07:47:42 PM
Well..
The fanfic section is the first thing i check when i get to JPH!P, eventhough i check the girls section(mostly for the pics), the news section and of course the perv  :roll:
hmm but it's a good idea to make this kind of thread since many here aren't very active on the "outside ".

About that generations thing... i guess i'm 8th (yay my 3rd most fave gen)  :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 17, 2008, 08:23:07 PM
^ From what it seems you're 7th

I'm guessing I'm 5th or 6th.

*prays: plz be gokkie gen, plz be gokkie gen, plz be gokkie gen  :prayers:*

and seeing you brought it up Estrea, should we send a search party out to sea for AA or have they all killed each other by turning to cannibalism out of starvation and boredom? ... I love you! :wub:

HAHAHAHAHAH.... Oh my they got hungry :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on June 17, 2008, 09:13:09 PM
Essy-chan WTF xDDDD

Just kidding.

But yeah, as my Essy-chan says, Rokun and I sorta made up our own generation chart (although it was more of my doing, he just commented... xD) of the fanfic writers.

I brought up the idea since I joined when the fanfiction section was barely 2-3 pages and there were only a handful of stories out. Since then, I've watched as writers come and go and eras appear and disappear... xD.

So let me roughly divide the eras

Hodge Podge Era - The stories that started off the fanfic section were very... random... xD
Morning Musume Era - There was a huge flux of Morning Musume-member focused fics from the first half of 2006
Berryz Era - Then there was a flux of Berryz writers who joined in
Random Era - There were too many sub-eras, so I just shoved them all in here xD From massive-cast stories and fantasy, it's all here o_O
Newbie Era - What we're going through now xD For some reason, I see that a lot of the commenters/writers here haven't exactly thoroughly researched each member before posting their stories, so hence the newb-ness xD



ALRIGHT.

The time you all have been waiting for.

The generations xD.




SU-PE-SHA-RU JE-NA-RE-SHO-N RAAAABU -bricked- Sorry, just had to do that xD. But yeah, I'm doing this based on the writers, not the commentors. So if you commentors are looking to classify yourself under a generation, try to remember when you first joined and what was popular at the time and that's where you are xD... Anywho, these reports are a little biased, but at the same time, I'm someone who has actually read most, if not all, of the stories that were posted here, therefore, I have a lot of viable evidence backing me up on my decisions. I don't mean to say that my decisions are law, but it will be hard to deny anything that I've said.





First Generation
The people who started the hodge podge era of course xD. I'm unclear on who started it, but Rokun came from here~ Woo~ Others include people like OTN1, Comrade, Vikitty, Tyler_wood_2005, and Katatsumuri. In fact, I think Kata's fic "Until Then..." (Or was it " 'Til then..." ?) marked the end of the Hodge Podge era and the start of the Morning Musume Era. At the moment, I think the one fic that stood out from this generation was Morning Battle by Vikitty. (I heard that Vikitty was banned for it? What? xD)



Second Generation
These people were the influx of the Morning Musume Era. Some of the people from here are Len.chan, Lil_Hamz, Mikan, Erink, Freya, and Wordsworth. As for why they brought on the MM era, it's just 'cause most of their stories focused on Morning Musume members. Wordsworth was a bit wishywashy though because he's credited with creating the first Berryz focused fic (I think). So he doesn't really count towards the MM era, but he's still a second gennie xD.



Third Generation
There were a lot of commentors that were joining at this point xD. However, the most notorious joiners would be The Cousins duo (Saikami and me, Yuuyami) and Goosefish. We all started a pretty brief Reina Tanaka x Maki Goto revolution, but then the fourth generationers joined xD.



Fourth Generation
These people sparked up the forums with life, in my opinion xD. A lot of good fics came out of these people, so I'm sorta inclined to call it the "golden era" of fanfiction just like MM's golden age. Loser87, Estrea, Feverinducedmadness, Slave, and more are accounted in here. Also, I'd like to bring in an analogy... Much like Love Machine is Morning Musume's million dollar song, Estrea's "All Aboard" would be the equivilant. I've never seen people comment so much on a single story, nor have I seen the peoples' impetus of constantly bumping her fic so much. No other story has had that luxury of being that well-loved! Lucky you, Essy-chan~ <3

Fifth Generation
After the Berryz era, there were just... really random fanfictions o_O Anywho, the people here would be people like... Whytphyr, indeceit, raspberrygashes, Rei.Rev.07, orangesocks, etc etc xD


Sixth Generation
To be honest, not many fanfiction from these people interested me much. The only newb (at the time) who had shown promising results was Almond with the Memoir series.



Seventh Generation
This is where all the newbs around this time came in xD. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ALL AAAARRREEEEE xDDDDDD. So like Koharu, all of you seem to be pretty new in fanfiction, and I was surprised to see the diverse cast of foreigners too. I admire that they are trying hard to overcome language barriers to write over here. Anywho, the members that would fall here would be pretty much Sweeety, Peti-chan, Strawberrykr3am, and still counting xD.





But yeah, that's what we got so far~!

We seem to be escaping the newbie era and are entering an "OG era" xD. As for why I call it that, many of the OGs like Rokun (he's the only first gen that's still kickin' !) Hamz, Loser87, me, and Estrea seem to be brimming with creativity again and are consistantly updating xDDD Woo~


But yeah, there goes my little generation summary~! I hope I didn't offend people by forgetting them or anything. I just picked the more well-known names~ o___o;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 17, 2008, 09:21:21 PM
YAY ^ an explination!

I guess i'm 7th... cause i'm not 6th. I came in way after Almond.

I accept that, 7th is fine. 7th GEN MEMBERS UNITE!!!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: inDeceit on June 17, 2008, 09:24:36 PM
Sweet. I'm 5th, and apparently random, lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 17, 2008, 09:33:03 PM
^ better random than boring, no?

For what it counts, I like your stories inDeceit ^_^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 17, 2008, 10:07:44 PM
Thanks for the hard work, Cat! XD

And the only thing about labeling the next era the OG era would be the tiny little problem of, you know, poor old Rokun not being a girl. XDDD -huggles Rokun anyway- :P

Thanks for the compliments about AA, although, well... >_> I guess I should try working on it some more, that's that dumb roadblock in the writing...gah. I rather prefer my Hellfire series, although I haven't posted it here. XD

I wonder about pairing revolutions after you mentioned the Reiki pairing though. XD As far as I noticed, Rokun wrote the first ever ReinAi pairing I've seen in CotD and then later in Young Girl's Odyssey, although I think I might have been the second person to write it in Snow Rain (Sai's birthday present fic XDD). And now peti-chan's RenAi Revolution...definitely not the first of its type pairing-wise, given the aforementioned precedents, but its an interesting focus anyhow. XD

Lessee all those fun pairings that are not considered "canon". And by canon I mean Ishiyoshi (oh come on, everybody knows this is the closest we get to canon after GAM imploded no thanks to Miki's little escapade XDD but we can still hope about GAM I guess XD -coughOTNcough- :P).

Reiki - Aka Tanaka Reina x Goto Maki. Not sure exactly who started it since I wasn't around when it happened, but as Yuuyami so kindly provided, she and her "generation" had a lot to do with it. XD

Yossi/Anyone - Staple of several MM-based stories. XD Popular choices are YoMiki or YoMako, but there are others too. Won't go into too much detail since Yossi pairings are way too complicated to pick apart easily. XD

Tsuji/Kago - I remember rndmnwierd being very vocal in support of this pairing, and she wrote several good stories of them too. Unfortunately I don't really follow this pairing that much and I'm a relatively latecomer to the fanfic section here, so I didn't track this either. XD Then again, this isn't really crack, but well, with recent events...you know what I mean. XD

GAM - Not crack, to anyone who knows the history. Even with Miki's indiscretions. Lol. There is no question who owns this entire pairing completely, even if others also write it. -prostrates self to OTN1's greatness- All hail the GAMfather! XDD Or rather GAMmother, since OTN's a girl...XDDD

Takagaki - Aka Takahashi Ai x Niigaki Risa. Apparently the first Takagaki-centred fic in this section was pioneered by my good friend lil_hamz. Good job hammy. XD According to sevii (a reader who ships takagaki fervently), this pairing was quite rare until people like hammy and me started writing it. Haha. I think I might have inadvertently contributed to one of the speediest relationship resolutions ever (short of perv fics where everyone jumps on another person with the least of provocations XD) with what happened to them in AA. XDDD

Gaki/Sayu: Lolz hamz. I didn't think you'd actually do it, but you did! Guess those conversations about the gorokkies paid off after all. XD

Gaki/Koha: Now this was something I hadn't expected to see this quickly. I had been discussing the possibility with sevii, and then peti-chan upped and wrote it. Lol. I was surprised but amused. XDD It shocked quite a number of people, it seems, if the comments were any indication. XD

ReinAi: Aka Tanaka Reina x Takahashi Ai. Like I said, the first indication I saw of this pairing was in Curse of the Dragons by Rokun. It was horribly angsty but yeah. It was even angstier in Young Girl's Odyssey, but it was there. I think I wrote something not so angsty for Snow Rain, but eh, it wasn't really romantic ReinAi, more like...friendship. XD But if anyone's been keeping up with the Sandbox, ReinAi is just as central as TakaGaki in the Duelist saga. :P (shameless self advertisment XD) Then of course peti-chan's RenAi Revolution where characterisation gets thrown out of the window...well, it's still a fun story so I forgive the OOCness. Sorry if I offended anyone by saying that lol.

Kameishige: Aka Kamei Eri x Michishige Sayumi. I'm not sure where this began, but it was established by the time I settled into writing AA...well, it was established HERE. I cut my teeth on the Chinese fanbase and Tanakamei was more popular there. :P Hence the AA pairing. XDDD

Tanakamei: Aka Tanaka Reina x Kamei Eri. I think this was quite an old pairing...? I mean, it's a classic. XD I first really got into it when I was hanging out in the Chinese H!P fanfic forums, only to come here and realize Kameishige was more established, somehow. XD Special nod to Rei.rev.07 for her Tanakamei love though, good job with the Indigo Blue Love series (and lulz with the addition of GakiKame complications).

GakiKame: I blame their sudden IRL chumminess. XD That's all I can and will say. :P And poor hammy being forced to choose between Takagaki and Gakikame. I don't envy you for that decision, hamz. XD You could always take the easy out like I suggested and stick them in a threesome, you did it before. XD

Junjun/Eri: I noticed the mini-explosion in the perv section. It was hard to miss. XD Fun though. I bet it was all the juicy material of them sharing food that made it happen. XD

Ok it's like 4am where I am now and I'm seriously knackered. Feel free to add on to the pairings speculation. I've made no secret that my only allegiance is to Aichan, and all my current stories revolve in no small way around her. Current favored pairing by myself is ReinAi. As if it isn't obvious enough lol. :P

Sleeping now~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Amarghetta on June 17, 2008, 10:58:02 PM
Essy, you just worsened my headache! (j/k) That's too much info at once! XD But I guess it's good for the noobs.

According to Yuuyami's era divisions, I joined the forum somewhere between the MM and BK eras. In any case, I was around when the transition took place. But according to the gens, I'm a 3rd-4th gen commentor ~ joined during third, interacted during fourth.  :P

By the time the 5th Gen happened, I went back to lurking mostly.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on June 17, 2008, 11:42:41 PM
... so... no doubt, i'm a 7th gen closest-thing-to-a-canon-ist...

well... i do eat/breathe/exist on ishiyoshi... ...

hope that isn't a crime here... anyway... i'm happy everyone's hanging around the forum again, reading th fics...

thanks to the senior writers... you inspired our young blood to express our love for H!P through fanfiction and post it here,, in the best forum in the world...
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Post by: cool_kickin_dude on June 17, 2008, 11:47:27 PM
so that means I'm 7th too? cool!

I was wondering if we were going to have a discussion for fics..got a question: wonder what does make a good fic? I've been trying to make it right for mine, but no avail sometimes..any ideas?
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Post by: Loser87 on June 17, 2008, 11:53:44 PM
........

I'm part of the 'golden age' all shiny and holy LMAO

XDDXDD

Sorry just thought it'd be funny to say haha
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on June 18, 2008, 12:23:02 AM
so that means I'm 7th too? cool!

I was wondering if we were going to have a discussion for fics..got a question: wonder what does make a good fic? I've been trying to make it right for mine, but no avail sometimes..any ideas?



Since it's you, I'll answer according to you. :3

Well, the first step in writing is to consider your audience. Are you sure you should be writing hetero fics here? xD. No offense, but as you saw in the past, such fics don't do well in an area populated by fans who prefer idol on idol xD.

Number two, your fiction feels rather... empty. I see your characters, I see them interact with others, but that's it. I don't really have a sense of your characters' mindsets nor do I feel anything in particular to them. I have a similar problem in writing, so I'm going to tell you what Essy-chan suggested to me. In writing fiction, you have to make sure that you convey your characters and their feelings perfectly. The thing about guys and their writing is that they tend to convey messages through the actions that the character takes instead of simply thinking about it. What I recommend for you is to consider why your character is doing this and why they feel that they should do what they do. Of course, I'm not asking you to write "she did this because she wanted that" but every single word you write should contribute to that feeling.

Number three is just something out of my pickyness, but I like reading chapters that are long and involving xD. With you, it seems that you want to try and portray something but then you feel "this is good enough," and leave it as it is. A lot of what I see is "This happens. That happens." You can't manipulate your reader's head with just that. You need vivid imageries, whether it is how a character feels or the environment around them. You can't go far with writing if there's nothing aesthetically pleasing.

But yeah, a helpful tip to cover those would be to mold your diction and syntax with love. Make sure every word counts towards the meaning of what you want to convey. Does what I write make ME feel like that? that sort of mindset. Even if it's for the sake of saying something simple, there really is a certain aesthetic appeal if you word it correctly.

Hmm xD; I should be taking my own advice too... I also still have yet to learn how to mold characters efficiently in my stories xD. A good study is to look at writers and stories like OTN1's Lovex2 series and most of Estrea's sandbox stuff, their forte in writing is characterization and 3-dimensional-character writing.

But yeah, to answer your question about what makes a good fic.

It's an opinion thing, so I'm answering according to myself.

To me, a good fic is one that can submerge a reader into its words. I want to be able to experience everything the main character feels. I want to be able to put myself into the character's shoes. I want to be able to feel just as sad as the character.

I just want to be moved.

It's the main reason why I tend to gravitate towards angsty stories a lot, especially if it's a character in an internal conflict. xDDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 18, 2008, 01:28:54 AM
Wow, I missed a lot! :lol: Anyway, I'm 7th gen, huh? Guess it could be worse. I really enjoy writing so I'm glad to be here. I think I'll have to do some research to become better. And it really is nice to see many veteran writers back here! But c'mon 7th gen, let's bring it! :heart:
And btw, to any senpai, what do you guys think of my fics? I'd like to improve so please help me! :D
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Post by: tru_harmony on June 18, 2008, 02:06:01 AM
i think many kouhai writers now will be asking for advice from the senpais... as i have said in my earlier posts in my fic thread, constructive criticism is always welcome... if they are bleeding-bad, pm would be a good medium... i think all of us newbs want to be as good as the classic and established fic writers here to carry on until and after the 8th generation emerges...

there are already some who have given me advice that i actually attempt to apply on my fic... but i want to get more perspectives so that i can improve on all dimensions of my fic...

thanks...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tito on June 18, 2008, 02:20:32 AM
Wow..this thread is going fast :D ^I feel the same way as tru_harmony and I really hope that I can improve on my writing as time goes by..it will be nice if senpai writers can give me advice :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on June 18, 2008, 06:53:31 AM
-tries to sneak away before anyone asks about AA-
Hey Es-

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damn. :(


I've actually been on a bit of a break from the fics. I have this nasty habit of needing "completion" when I start reading one (strange, I know) and it's honestly been tiring me out.  Still trying to get at least a couple of them read per day, though I'm procrastinating with the longer/more prolific ones. Luckily school's almost out so I'll hopefully have a bit more time to spare during the day to catch up.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 18, 2008, 07:06:34 AM
I've actually been on a bit of a break from the fics. I have this nasty habit of needing "completion" when I start reading one (strange, I know) and it's honestly been tiring me out.  Still trying to get at least a couple of them read per day, though I'm procrastinating with the longer/more prolific ones. Luckily school's almost out so I'll hopefully have a bit more time to spare during the day to catch up.

Yeah, I've noticed... but GANBARE JFC <3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 18, 2008, 07:59:39 AM
^Lol JFC. :P Sorry...

Meh I don't read enough to be able to objectively comment...and in any case I'm prejudiced. XD Like I mentioned before, I only really follow Rokun's stories, even if I fail to comment (hey I can just tell him directly on AIM xD).

But Yuuyami's extremely long post pretty much summarizes most of what I have to say, probably because that's part of what I've been scolding her about and teaching her for. XDD

I'll like to add on to the general tips though, about details and characterization. Not really specifically aimed at anyone, just a general guide on what I think is important.



The devil's in the details. Seriously. From what little I've skimmed over in some of the newer stories, there is some good description but there's no real detail. It's like watching TV and everything's in black and white. Well, not quite, but you get the analogy. The girls just DO things, and their feelings are like something out of a comic book *BOOM*, *BANG*, *ANGST*. It feels very shallow, and I can't connect to the characters. Maybe it's just me, but I can't sympathize with them. It's like their cardboard cutouts bearing the names of the girls, and that just isn't right somehow, to me. They're actually real people that we borrow in our stories, so we should at least try to treat them like real people, not just little figurines that we move across our Lego-brick universe. *endrant* :P

Take heart though, that's where most of us start. AA has that exact same problem at times, but then again I was aiming for light-hearted comedy (although my dramatic angsty side kicked in again...). It's a matter of respecting your characters, fictional or not. Writing can be as precise as a science and as elegant as an art. Storytelling and storywriting are almost two entirely different things, since TELLING a story requires different parameters given that you can modulate your voice and have gestures to add to the effect, so the words used can be different. WRITING a story though, lacks that visual aspect, but it does give you more flexibility in choosing what to show and what not to...it allows for more detail, but it is also more difficult in that you have to recreate the visual and audio effects...in words.

And it's not just a matter of just putting "she felt this" or "she did that" or even just "something exploded". Build up is very important. Things don't usually just happen on the spot, even if from the character's perspective it feels very sudden. The writer should knows what leads up before, and depending on the story, allow the readers to see it too (unless its necessary to keep it from them for plot purposes).

Remember, the writer is basically God in our own little story universe, since we have the ultimate power there to write or not to write certain things in. But (forgive the cliche :P) with great power comes great responsibility. You have the power to write, but write well, or at least try to. It's a constant learning process that I'm working on as well, since perfection is a progressive concept. XD

Another factor I would like to mention (since I've been scolding Yuuyami about that for AGES), is movement. What movement, you might think? Movement as in the camera view...I know this isn't a movie or a video, but bear with my analogy. xD

Haven't you noticed how when you choose to focus on certain characters doing certain things and follow them around, it's a great deal like having a camera view of what happens? You can choose to focus on certain details, or purposely leave things out of the scene. You can zoom in on an expression, or zoom out for peripheral details. You can choose to film at different angles for different effects.

With that in mind, a camera view is, necessarily, not static. Unless it's for effect (I can think of some examples), but generally the camera view moves with the character (or not, depending on your focus), and there is a CONTINUITY in movement. Don't underestimate how these little details add to the feel of the story. Little things like following the fluttering of hair or a subtle flick of the wrist add color to the landscape, but it must be judiciously chosen, to suit what you want to emphasize about the character or scenery. It draws people into the story, by giving them a detailed imagery of what is happening.

Naturally, not everyone likes this style because it can be TOO involved, that much I'll admit. It's possible to be overloaded with details, so it takes practice and experience to learn how much is just right.

The thing is a lot of the newer writers have great ideas, excellent ideas, really, but the execution lets them down. It's one thing to have a good idea, it's another thing to convey it in a manner that shows how great it really is. But that takes practice, since no one gets good overnight. It took me years to even come close to scraping the underside of "good".

But it helps if people point out what's wrong though. I learned that lesson the hard way 4 years ago, on another forum, when I was still a noob writer. I was scolded to the point of tears, and swore never to write again...a promise I followed for two years before I was drawn back to the writing world by anime again. But high school had improved my writing skills, so it wasn't as bad this time...but it still took time.

Well that's just sharing my perspective. If anyone wants to talk to me, there's always IM. I tend to ignore my PMs a lot, so that isn't the best way to communicate with me. Lol. Don't be intimidated, I don't get scary until I get to know you better...oops, maybe I shouldn't have said that?

XDDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on June 18, 2008, 08:01:36 AM
The real funny thing is that I've got more posts in this part of JPH!P alone than some ('kay, who am I kidding...a LOT) of the authors here have in the ENTIRE forum. :lol:

Just go into my profile and look at my "general stats". :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 18, 2008, 09:12:37 AM
This is my issue with the "fine arts"(singing, dancing, writing, painting ect)... you get inspired at the oddest times and end up staying up late cause you NEEEEEEED to finish what you started earlier, if not... you just won't be able to live with yourself. Even though you'll hate yourself when you wake up cause you only had 4 hours of sleep and NOW you have to work for 8 hours straight  :'(. Oh bitter sweet inspiration >.<


GOOD NIGHT (though I'm sure I should say "good morning" to a few of you right now  :lol:)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: OTN1 on June 18, 2008, 10:57:21 AM
Haha, here I am after months of silence... reading this thread...

I would not consider myself a "1st gen" writer in terms of when I posted my first stories, but I guess from a different perspective, I could fit in there somewhere.  It was interesting to see everything broken down like that.  Makes this part of the forum so much more H!P-ish and exciting. :lol:

And yeah, poets.  I agree that the fine arts bite you in the butt at the most inconvenient of times.
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Post by: lollipopgirl on June 18, 2008, 02:16:36 PM
Granted I'm no writer, like Yuuyami and Estrea, but I am an avid reading and I'd like to add some things to what they said about fic writing, from a readers perspective.

Characterisation: In my opinion, yes the H!P characters are all real people, but we don't actually know these girls, thus characterisation itself is more an interpretation of how the writer views them... There shouldn't be a right or wrong to the way the characters are presented, provided it's consistent throughout the fic (unless there is detailed personal growth blah blah)... Sure, maybe making Gaki a hard core yankii is a bit strange, but justify it in your writing by making the character of Gaki a complete disciple of Yuko and good going!

Y & E (sorry guys, laziness) give amazing advice, of course, they are brilliant writers, but not all fanfic writers need to be as good as them to feel 'proud' of one's work... Writing at this level isn't always writing to please other people, you don't need to cater to everyone's preferences (unless it's mine, then you do :P ). Everyone wants to write the perfect story *cough* AA *cough*, but before you get there, writing for yourself and sharing it with others even if it's not what they generally like, is fine... Of course, take everything you can from their advice, but don't feel disheartened if you don't think you can do what they suggest just yet... If the author writes for pleasure and not as a chore, that comes across a lot in the writing to the reader... If you enjoy it and are able to put a part of yourself in the fic (pleeeeease not as a character, lol), chances are at least one other person will be able to feel it the way you do.

Not all fics need to be epic, don't feel forced to make it so each time... You can write brilliant fics with amazing detail and great consistent characterisation without making them something hugely epic. If you put emotion in your fic, whether it be intense angst, pure lovey fluff, or anywhere in between, and you can feel it as you're writing it, then so will your readers!

For the most part I think i just repeated what the others said but a bit more simplistically, and sure I'm not a credible person around these parts look those two, but I do know how i like to read a fic and how it gets to me as a reader... Everything is up for interpretation and personal opinion, not everyone will like every fic, even ones that are hugely popular, so be proud of you work and allow yourself to develop at a steady pass while challenging yourself as you go.

Yep, rant over!
Just wanted to add something coz, no offence Y & E, if I was a writer (as a 'newbie' by your terms), right now I'd feel extremely appreciative of your advice, but also a bit overwhelmed, nervous, worried and intimidated. I know I can't, and won't try to, match the amazing points you can give, but yeah, just wanted to give them a little confidence boost amongst everything... You guys are smart, i hope you can understand what I mean and don't think I'm attacking you... I love the writing of both of you and probably should comment more on what you do write but you kinda put me at a loss for words, making it slightly difficult ;)

:heart: :wub: Love & Peace all :heart: :wub:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 18, 2008, 02:57:55 PM
Characterisation: In my opinion, yes the H!P characters are all real people, but we don't actually know these girls, thus characterisation itself is more an interpretation of how the writer views them... There shouldn't be a right or wrong to the way the characters are presented, provided it's consistent throughout the fic (unless there is detailed personal growth blah blah)... Sure, maybe making Gaki a hard core yankii is a bit strange, but justify it in your writing by making the character of Gaki a complete disciple of Yuko and good going!

This is an assessment I definitely agree with. The problem though, isn't just that we're free to interpret them as we want because we can't REALLY know them, but that most of the time a lot of people don't really explain why the girls they write are the way they are. I like creative interpretations, and interesting character quirks are always fun, but as you pointed out, justification is necessary, and I just don't see that sometimes.

Y & E (sorry guys, laziness) give amazing advice, of course, they are brilliant writers, but not all fanfic writers need to be as good as them to feel 'proud' of one's work... Writing at this level isn't always writing to please other people, you don't need to cater to everyone's preferences (unless it's mine, then you do :P ).

Thanks for the compliment, but I never said that everyone can't be proud of their work even if it isn't the best. I know it's difficult to write something that's always awesome, and we should always be proud of our work as long as we have done our best. That's where everyone should start off, being proud of what you do and striving to make it the best you can make it. The challenge isn't against OTHER people, it's against yourself. :P Oh and I definitely agree with the idea of writing for your own pleasure, and not to cater to your entire audience, since there's no real way to please everyone. You have to like what you do, after all. XD

Everyone wants to write the perfect story *cough* AA *cough*

Thanks, although AA is far from being perfect. Not even close. Haha. Then again I set high personal standards, so yeah. :P

Of course, take everything you can from their advice, but don't feel disheartened if you don't think you can do what they suggest just yet... If the author writes for pleasure and not as a chore, that comes across a lot in the writing to the reader... If you enjoy it and are able to put a part of yourself in the fic (pleeeeease not as a character, lol), chances are at least one other person will be able to feel it the way you do.

Well said. There's no instant route to success. We all learn at our own pace what works for us. My "advice" was never meant to be the be all and end all of things, it's just how I personally work, and if it's useful, I'm glad. But it's best to find what suits your own style. All writers should have their own personal "voice" in their writing, and I agree that taking joy in your work shows through in the writing. All I wish is that people care for their stories and their characters, because that's what makes all the difference. Readers can feel the sincerity. ^_^


Ok, well, I didn't expect to reply so much. o_o Ok. XD I should be writing...>_>;;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 18, 2008, 06:56:03 PM
@lollipopgirl: *starts a slow clap for her* that was an awesome and thoughtful post.

@Estrea: Dude... there is a MAJOR flaw in AA..... it's not finished  :P *hides*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on June 18, 2008, 11:13:10 PM
@Estrea: Dude... there is a MAJOR flaw in AA..... it's not finished  :P *hides*
True dat. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 18, 2008, 11:38:29 PM
Wow, this thread is booming. I will definitely read those super-long posts and take the tips....eventually. I'm not really up to reading it all but I'll definitely try and use some of the tips before writing my next short.
I've realized that I only write shorts and one-shots because I get bored. I can't bring myself to write anything that is longer than 4 parts. Trust me, I've tried and the result is horredous. I just get so lazy and the chapters get progressively worse. Eventually, I wanna be able to write a decent, actual story. But for now, I think I'll stick with what I know.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on June 19, 2008, 12:44:52 AM
*glares at Yuu and Essy-chan*
You just had to drag me into all of this. :P II just want to say I had nothing to do with this "categorizing" of generations since I don't really like doing things like that :P *shoves all the times he did things like that stealthily under the rug*
t's nice to see some people like OTN coming around and commenting (you better come around here more after this summer. You know what I mean :P), but missing people like Mikan, Freya or Tikitty too. Oh well, not like everyone is going to follow like some do. ;) I had to *cough* be shown the way to this place myself even.

For me, the fanfic interest started over at JPM when jphip was still just known as "JPMXXX" XD. Commie's 4th Station there was the first really active place I saw that dealt with it. Jphip's fanfic section was just starting up around that time, but not much at all was going on, and several of the early writers from JPM (myself not really included since I migrated at a later date) made up a large part of who started things off here. I eventually came around, and as Yuu so eloquently put it, around 4th generation or so things really started picking up around here and it became the place for H!P fanfics (as far as I'm concerned). Masa and Daigong will remember me from those days as the crazy guy who posted all these long-ass stories but took forever to get eligible to enter things like the perv and asshole. :P

Speaking of which, I don't really emerge out of the fanfic forum either, and even then I'm bad at reading others' stories (gomen minna >_<). I've mostly kept up with the traditional writers I know and love such as wordsworth, Loser, hammy, Rei... and Yuu (though she has to twist my arm a lot of the time :lol:). Some of the things people have said here intrigue me though, and I might venture out to see what else goes on. I'm going to be flying to Japan in August though for a year of study abroad, so it might be tough keeping up with things... (just look at what happened to Commie did the same *rolls eyes* :D)

And for all my scolding at first, I blush at people like Essy and Yuu talking about me (and I don't know what to make about Essy saying she mainly just keeps up with my stuff :oops:). I really began writing just because I enjoy it and can't wait myself to see what happens to the characters... If anyone else happens to enjoy it too, that's just a bonus, but I don't expect anyone to. I'm surprised anyone does actually. :lol: That's why I almost always end my little prelude before a chapter with "Please enjoy" or what has recently become just "Enjoy~". XD Even though I write it for myself, if anyone's going through the hard work of reading through it I feel bad if it's not enjoyable for them.

Well, I normally like to be of few words for the most part, so for now I think I'll just leave it as that. :) Ganbare all of you... er... newbies...~

Oh, I also wanted to comment on one of the pairings (just the one, for now XD). Kameshige was all the crazy when I began writing... hence how it snuck its way to some lesser extent into my Curse of the Dragons. XD From what I remember of the time, I believe it was a grand conspiracy between Commie and DoMeDoMe (who I'm not sure if posted much here, but it was mostly due to her insurmountable Eririn :heart:), with maybe a bit of a sprinkling of Vikitty from Morning Battle. They were very influential at the time (early 2005, or I guess what, 1st gen or pre-1st gen here? XD), although I'm of the belief they mostly (the Commander especially) thought of it as a joke and a take on young, fluffy teenage romance since that's how they both were at the time. XD Sayu was the cuteness and Eri was... well, the randomness from outer space? :) You can maybe think of them kind of how Berryz or C-ute couples can be today. Although, Berryz at least seems to be more angsty than anything... (I blame Loser-chan for that :P :heart:)

Anyway, carry on. That's really enough about that this time. :)
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Post by: Sukoshi on June 19, 2008, 02:40:50 AM
Ah Rokun's post made me take a walk down memory lane....Kameshige really was all the rage back then...I think that's how I got sucked into reading h!p fanfics in the first place..of course I started off with Morning Battle like a lot of people but Everything's Really Insane was and still is my all time favourite story.  I think I bugged DoMeDoMe to post it over here once when she was reposting Milestone.  Sends some Eririn waves over to DoMeDoMe~

I wonder how many pairing eras have we been through now...

Ishiyoshi --> Kameshige --> AyaMiki --> ReinaMaki --> TakaGaki ?  (hmm...I think that's the order anyways...)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 19, 2008, 03:36:39 AM
^ Yomiki was huge for a bit as well... takagaki's consistently strong but i'm seeing RenAi all OVER the place lately XD ^^;
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Post by: lollipopgirl on June 19, 2008, 04:46:00 AM
^ Stupid Ai and her Reina fangirling :angry: :P
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Post by: JFC on June 19, 2008, 05:00:06 AM
^ Stupid Ai and her Reina fangirling :angry: :P
If Yuuyami's 4koma are any indication, it's the other way around. :D
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Post by: Sukoshi on June 19, 2008, 05:00:59 AM
ah yeah I forgot about yomiki...that goes in before and after ReinaMaki...lol and RenAi...I see that more like Reina x Anyone XD
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 19, 2008, 05:17:24 AM
^
I guess Reina's more popular lately. I mean, I love her and all, but Takagaki is my personal fav right now. (As if my thread doesn't already tell ppl that :lol:)
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Post by: lollipopgirl on June 19, 2008, 05:32:34 AM
If Yuuyami's 4koma are any indication, it's the other way around. :D
True, but I quite like the Reina fangirl side :P
Stupid Ai and Reina and their mutual fangirling :angry: Better? ;)

^
I guess Reina's more popular lately. I mean, I love her and all, but Takagaki is my personal fav right now. (As if my thread doesn't already tell ppl that :lol:)
And I hope it stays that way :D  :w00t:
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Post by: AmberSan on June 19, 2008, 08:05:04 AM
Great tips Yuu, Essy and Lollipopgirl, i'll take them into acount while writing ...
Also i'd like to share a fanfics writing guide written by not less than the great Erica Friedman  :wub: , A great yuri fanfic writer(especially of BSSM fics.. my first HarukaUsagi  :roll:), mostly of anime(i think some of you know her).. Anyway here it is: http://www.worldshaking.net/ff_workshop1.htm
I think it's quite good,and atlthough it doesen't have several tips that were mentioned here, it's still rather good..

So enjoy ^^
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Post by: inDeceit on June 19, 2008, 08:56:00 AM
Being a takagaki fan myself, I won't write anything remotely RenAi, again XD When it comes to pairings, I'm pretty stubborn.

No one mentioned Charmikitty or YoMako?

Wait, what were we talking about again? :X
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 19, 2008, 09:44:13 AM
@AmberSan: That was really interesting... somethings were "duh!" but others were really helpful tips! Good post!

@Indeciet: Did someone say charmikitty  :inlove: ?

Speaking of charmikitty, I'd like to clear something up. It seems I've given off the vibe that I'm a die hard charmikitty fan... and I don't blame them. The other day i found I had Charmikitty in almost all of my fics O.O. What can i say, they're a fun couple XD

Now, I am a charmikitty fan, a big one, but I am an even BIGGER Ishiyoshi fan. 1444  :rockon:

To be honest, I'm actually REALLY curious about everyones fave pairings. As writers/readers we never really give a list of our fave hook-ups. It's usually figured out by written stories or posted comments.

Me in particular, from your typical pairings, my TOP 5 go as such: 1444 :wub: > Charmikitty (duh! ^^;) >  Takagaki > KameShige > ReinaXAlmost Anyone (I like most Reina parings ^^;)

^ those my typical pairings but I really do like to mix and match couples.  :sweatdrop: I get curious as to how the couple dynamic would be and then ideas get stuck in my head and those ideas don't wanna leave my head and I end up needing to write them out of my mind ^^; ... I'm sure many of you can relate  :lol:


Awww :( it's passed my bed time.... g'nite!!
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Post by: DO Me DO Me on June 19, 2008, 11:11:54 AM
Yay discussion thread!

Ah Rokun's post made me take a walk down memory lane....Kameshige really was all the rage back then...I think that's how I got sucked into reading h!p fanfics in the first place..of course I started off with Morning Battle like a lot of people but Everything's Really Insane was and still is my all time favourite story.  I think I bugged DoMeDoMe to post it over here once when she was reposting Milestone.  Sends some Eririn waves over to DoMeDoMe~

I wonder how many pairing eras have we been through now...

Ishiyoshi --> Kameshige --> AyaMiki --> ReinaMaki --> TakaGaki ?  (hmm...I think that's the order anyways...)
I see my name. XD I'm glad you still remember that fic. Actually I was planning to rewrite it, sort of update it with the new gens, adding more chapters but still keeping the main idea of it and more Kameshige. :lol: I haven't started yet but the ideas are floating around.

Btw, hi everyone! I always stop by this forum but I just lurk around now. There's so many fics since I last wrote here, it's so hard to keep up now. According to the generation list I would've been around with Comrade, OTN, and rokun but I didn't write as prolific as them. I only had 1 or 2 really good fics cuz I'm so specific on how I write my fics. hehe We were the big fic writers over at JPM until Comrade "graduated" from fic writing and the rest of us eventually followed.

As for me, I'm still writing when I have the time but I decided not to be hasty and post chapters as soon as I finish them cuz when I get stuck I end up not finishing the story. And that's what happened to the last story I was writing which is buried several pages back  :doh: I still plan to finish it one of these days. But the current fic I'm writing has several chapters written so far but I'm unsure where it's going really. It's suppose to follow certain events from 2006-07 but since I took so long writing it I hope no one forgot about these events. Plus it features a pairing (I guess) that hasn't been written about yet (not from what I've seen anyway) But I can't tell you when I'll start posting or if I'll ever finish it but I'll do my best.

And pairings, I think I made people love Kameshige cuz they were such an odd pairing back then and I think the Eric Kamezou no Maido Arii segment had something to do with it. hehe Then Comrade and I were notorious for writing GAM stuff before GAM even formed, they were called "AM" back then. :lol: We never got to finish that monstrosity we made call "Endless Cycle of Frustration" even though we said we'd finish it somehow.  :roll:

Ah, memories. I feel kinda inspired now. hehe
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 19, 2008, 11:46:23 AM
To be honest, I'm actually REALLY curious about everyones fave pairings. As writers/readers we never really give a list of our fave hook-ups. It's usually figured out by written stories or posted comments.

Me in particular, from your typical pairings, my TOP 5 go as such: 1444 :wub: > Charmikitty (duh! ^^;) >  Takagaki > KameShige > ReinaXAlmost Anyone (I like most Reina parings ^^;)

^ those my typical pairings but I really do like to mix and match couples.  :sweatdrop: I get curious as to how the couple dynamic would be and then ideas get stuck in my head and those ideas don't wanna leave my head and I end up needing to write them out of my mind ^^; ... I'm sure many of you can relate  :lol:

I'm really typical too I think.
My number 1 pairing is pretty obvious as TakaGaki :P but they are very closely followed by YoMiki, number 3 is Reina/Maki and number 4 is TanaKame (thanks to Rei.rev) but I think I'm starting to like KameShige more :( and 5 is maybe MiyaRi
I'm not keen on GakiKame, but a certain someone has made me desperate to read more MiGaki :P

The whole RenAi thing, as a TakaGaki, I hate its sudden burst everywhere, but putting that aside, I do quite like the pairing :oops:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: OTN1 on June 19, 2008, 03:18:54 PM
rokun always finds some way to involve me in his posts. :lol:  I promise I won't be far from ya, buddy.  And I will drop by here.

Everybody's given lots of advice about writing.  Nothing really left for me to say.  The way I learned to write is by reading and through trial and error.  I've always read a lot since I was a little kid.  I've been exposed to a lot of literature, some of it terrible, some of it amazing.  Eventually you learn to differentiate between the two and see the infinite levels in between.

I've also worked on many of my own original stories, the great majority of them unfinished, often just a few pages long before they've been tossed aside and forgotten.  Writing down dreams also helps, as well as keeping a journal.  Even if you're not writing fiction, you can work on the art of using words and making things sound good.  As for stories, you've got to practice.  You'll turn out a lot of crap, but eventually all of it will fertilise a nice field where pretty flowers will sprout. 

Sorry I have no good advice.  Just a bit of hope to spread.  Who am I to talk anyway?  I don't think that my stories are particularly well written.  Like that big epic one.  I was cheap and made an appeal to the heart, tricking the reader into feeling something because of certain sobalicious situations, leading the reader to think I actually knew what I was doing. :P  But despite how I feel about it, I do appreciate that it was enjoyed.  I appreciate it a whole lot.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: peti-chan on June 19, 2008, 04:21:42 PM
Gah I missed so much  :doh: Anyway, thx to senpais for tips :)

I think that I'm a very average writer(not to say bad....) but I enjoy writing and since someone reads my stories and also enjoys them then it's great  XD But of course I'll work to improve my writing style :mon determined: However, I have one problem...my parents....They discourage me and I often hear something like "And you again write? End it already". They are also pissed off cos they can't understand what I write (and thank god they can't :lol: ) They can be really annoying :angry: Nevertheless I won't give in to them 8)

And about pairings....judging by my sig and av you may think that I'm a hardcore RenAi fan but I'm not  :sweatdrop: I like them but I also like TakaGaki, TanaKame, GakiKame, KameShige, ReinaMaki and so on and so on  XD It's like I said somewhere before I don't like stories for pairings I like stories for their plot so it doesn't matter for me who is with whom as long as story is interesting  :bigdeal:
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Post by: lollipopgirl on June 19, 2008, 04:49:44 PM
It's like I said somewhere before I don't like stories for pairings I like stories for their plot so it doesn't matter for me who is with whom as long as story is interesting  :bigdeal:

Yep, I'm the same... that's why I can read & really enjoy ur fic without wishing it was TakaGaki ;) :P
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Post by: rokun on June 19, 2008, 05:19:26 PM
Oh OTN... I suppose I learned to be humble from you. :lol: Good Japanese trait (since I'm doing my best to actually become, well, Japanese :P). That said, I suppose I was actually selfish in what I said about why I write lol. Of course that's not true though... I wouldn't post here if it wasn't for you guys, and certain of you at least know you influence what I write too. ^_^

I've been thinking about this "favorite pairings" thing. I suppose I don't really go for specific 'ships, but basically whatever I feel like that fits with what I write, and usually involves my favorite girls at the time (such as ReinAi or MiyaSaki/MiyAiri). Because of that, like what Essy wrote about how I started with ReinAi I hope I'm not the cause of what's going on now :P (though I don't think so - I think that's just mostly due to the similar exposure the two are getting in MM now...). That's also probably part of the reason I don't get many comments, cause like looking around here, it seems like most of the kids fans have gone :lol: (I really hope Fimmy-chan gets to come back soon!!!), and they're mostly who I write about anymore. :) And it looks like we've mainly got MM/OG fans around here...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 19, 2008, 05:28:35 PM
rokun, I do need to apologise to you... One day (probably when you have long stopped writing :oops: ) I will get to your fics... Because they have all been started and well established before now, I have to wait till i have a chance to catch up on them... I swear on my kitty cats life that they are on my to-do-list, just after a few others... Although "The Circle of Three" is next on my list ;)
But yes, your fics will get some love soon and I'll try to remember to comment on them :oops:
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Post by: poets on June 19, 2008, 08:16:31 PM
rokun, I do need to apologise to you... One day (probably when you have long stopped writing :oops: ) I will get to your fics... Because they have all been started and well established before now, I have to wait till i have a chance to catch up on them... I swear on my kitty cats life that they are on my to-do-list, just after a few others... Although "The Circle of Three" is next on my list ;)
But yes, your fics will get some love soon and I'll try to remember to comment on them :oops:

You really should. Rokun's story kick MAJOR  ASS!!! "Circle of three" is definately one of if not my favorite "epic" story here... The Cirlce's Takahashi is  :rockon: (well most of the characters are, I just like his portrayal of Ai here and I'm not a Ai fan) But for srs... READ IT!!! It's good, gets you all pumped up and stuff  :oops:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 19, 2008, 08:58:49 PM
^
I wholeheartedly agree. I'm always excited when I see updates. The action is unbeatable! And there's a bit of Takagaki for you, lollipopgirl! :heart:
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Post by: AmberSan on June 19, 2008, 09:15:52 PM
^
Yeah rokun's fics are great.. I realy liked "Curse of the Dragons"  and especially Odyssey .. Dark Aichan is always good
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 19, 2008, 11:28:05 PM
And there's a bit of Takagaki for you, lollipopgirl! :heart:

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I wanted that to be a surprise for her  :lol: ... though I like the Takagakiness... I like the implied TakaMiki  :heart:
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Post by: JFC on June 20, 2008, 01:07:26 AM
I was cheap and made an appeal to the heart, tricking the reader into feeling something because of certain sobalicious situations, leading the reader to think I actually knew what I was doing.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...soba. 
:mon noodle:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 20, 2008, 01:20:13 AM
And there's a bit of Takagaki for you, lollipopgirl! :heart:

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I wanted that to be a surprise for her  :lol: ... though I like the Takagakiness... I like the implied TakaMiki  :heart:

My bad. :( But I figured if she heard that, it would make her wanna read it more! Yeah, I think TakaMiki is one of my fav couples! It just seems right but just a tiny bit wrong! Kinda like Charmikitty!
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Post by: poets on June 20, 2008, 01:32:26 AM
TakaMiki is one of my fav couples! It just seems right but just a tiny bit wrong! Kinda like Charmikitty!

ROFL! Couldn't have said it better! I found that so funny... I'm gonna post that in my siggy XD
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Post by: Yuuyami on June 20, 2008, 01:55:15 AM
Hmm... My favorite pairings and relationships...

My favorite relationships would have to be the Master/Servant sort, where the servant is loyal and will do anything to please her master xD...

My second favorite is when there's an immature, tsundere sort of character paired with a mature one. It's one of the reasons I like Reina x Aichan and Reina x Maki a lot. Reina can be complaining or denying something and Aichan/Maki would have this small smile and lean down to look at her and say "Is that so?" with Reina being all "Of course! >///>..." xDD That feeling... I really like reading about it in stories xD. I swear, ever since I read Loveless with Soubi and Ritsuka's chemistry... xD

Anywho, other pairings that have similar chemistry would be GAM, Aichan x Miki, Eri x Miki, etc xDDD

There's my 5yen in pairings~ XD
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 20, 2008, 01:57:48 AM
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Now I feel special! Thanks, poets! Glad I can be funny online, as well as in real life.

^
Whoa, sounds kinda dirty... XD
But I get what you're saying. I like it too!
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Post by: Amarghetta on June 20, 2008, 02:14:18 AM
7th Gen Writers: (j/k)

A few months ago I did some translations for ScriptFrenzy and realized that their pointers, despite being all about scripts, could actually help any (struggling) author out there... :yep:

Go check them at their site (http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/), if you're interested. They're under Writer's Resources. :)
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Post by: poets on June 20, 2008, 02:27:21 AM
^Thanx for the link ^_^, I acutally needed  some pointers in Script writing for a class...so this HELPS me alot!

Hmm... My favorite pairings and relationships...

My favorite relationships would have to be the Master/Servant sort, where the servant is loyal and will do anything to please her master xD...
Fierce! Now THAT says alot about you :lol:

My second favorite is when there's an immature, tsundere sort of character paired with a mature one. It's one of the reasons

Totally agree! Those are SUPER SUPER cute!

Even though I'm more of an oppisites attract type of gal  :oops:

Now I feel special! Thanks, poets! Glad I can be funny online, as well as in real life.

Funny is funny and that was funny... at least to me, because I can related to it XD!

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 20, 2008, 03:54:35 AM
And there's a bit of Takagaki for you, lollipopgirl! :heart:

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I wanted that to be a surprise for her  :lol: ... though I like the Takagakiness... I like the implied TakaMiki  :heart:

My bad. :( But I figured if she heard that, it would make her wanna read it more! Yeah, I think TakaMiki is one of my fav couples! It just seems right but just a tiny bit wrong! Kinda like Charmikitty!

:lol: You're right, I have heard that... That's why it's so high on my list of what to read... Man, I think I'm becoming obsessed... I'll try and get into Reina/Ai more just get over my TakaGaki obsession XD

And what Yuu said about innocent/mature pairing, SPOT ON! It's exactly why I love Reina/Maki... That reminds me, I wonder if goosefish is back from holidaying yet, hmmm.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 20, 2008, 08:02:59 PM
Ah, the great pairings debate. XD

Logically speaking, it's theoretically possible to pair anyone together. XD It just takes skill to create a scenario that makes the development believable and not requiring the audience to have to enter a state of suspension of disbelief. XDDD

Personally, since I'm such a fervent fan of Aichan, all I really need or want to see is a detailed or at least, decent portrayal of her. XD I don't mind reading anything that has her in one of the pairings, as long as it's done well. And by done well...let's just say I'm not a big fan of the whole "omg I love you let's have sex!" way of doing things. >_> XDDD Which is why I generally am not too enthused about the perv section except for a few gems there. XD

Favored pairings though...well, TakaGaki is good for fluff. Most of my early Sandbox entries were TakaGaki, because I felt like writing cutesy stories and so, there they were! Lol. Then I moved on to ReinAi, because Saikami asked for a ReinAi fic for her birthday and I did it...and discovered that hey, the dynamic is fun! XD Besides, Reina is my second favorite member so that helps. Lol.

Other pairings that I like that doesn't involve Ai would be Ishiyoshi and GAM. I'm pretty flexible about pairing possibilities, although I tend to favor those where I can feel the strong bonds of friendship underlying it.

I also like pairings where a certain amount of mutual teasing is involved. Verbal sparring is always entertaining, and I enjoy both reading and writing it.

Basically what I like to see in a relationship is trust, be it already established or still in the budding stages. Lust is never enough on its own. It can be a good starting point (or bad, depending on how you look at it), but I generally prefer that there be more depth in a relationship.

I think I'm rambling on for too long. XD But that's how I see pairings. And by pairings, I don't necessarily always mean romantic! I like me a good rivalry, or just best friends as well. There are always so many options to pick from. Yup. ^_^
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Post by: High-King on June 20, 2008, 11:16:53 PM
hello! is there a good fic with risa and eri someone would reccommend?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 21, 2008, 02:41:57 AM
^
Welcome to the Fanfic section! XD
Umm, I'd say KonaKaga has a few good Gakikame stories.
Hope this helps.
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Post by: poets on June 21, 2008, 03:08:22 AM
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In reference to the GakiKame story, yeah I'd go Konakaga... can't think of another author that wrote a GakiKame story, if i remember i'll post.

In reference to Good, that depends solely on your opinion
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on June 21, 2008, 03:09:48 AM
@High-King: I'd recommend 3 Months

and also this topic http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16129.0
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 21, 2008, 03:11:54 AM
@High-King: I'd recommend 3 Months

and also this topic http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16129.0

LMAO LMAO LMAO... okay someone slap me... i forgot my OWN story.

Damn I'm pathetic  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on June 21, 2008, 03:13:50 AM
lol not pathetic at all, now use those lovely writing powers of yours and produce a new story called 6 Months =D
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Post by: rokun on June 21, 2008, 03:15:39 AM
I just remembered... :lol: There's some GakiKame in my A Young Girl's Odyssey... though it doesn't come in until mmm.. halfway through or so? And it's not like the main focus or anything. :lol: Not read Konakaga's stuff, but that's probably a better bet.

:lol: I was kind of like poets in not remembering about it... I was like "I swear I wrote about GakiKame somewhere... seems so familiar..." lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 21, 2008, 03:23:06 AM
lol not pathetic at all, now use those lovely writing powers of yours and produce a new story called 6 Months =D
Or 9 months :twisted:

But Poets, yes I really really want more Miki/Gaki... but I think u knew that already :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 21, 2008, 03:41:35 AM
Or 9 months :twisted:
But Poets, yes I really really want more Miki/Gaki... but I think u knew that already :P

 :lol: I like the way you think!
I want more GakiMiki (FujiGaki?) too! :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 21, 2008, 03:48:06 AM
^ Oh oh oh, i just remembered, we will get more of it :D
3 months isn't finished yet AND we an alternate ending :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 21, 2008, 04:00:32 AM
^ thank God someone remembered  :oops:, for a moment I thought everyone believed it was done and if that's the case... then it has a sucky ending XD... but yeah i still have those two things waiting.

I'd answer to Sukoshi and strawb3rrykream but... this isn't the thread to my story, I'd feel I was doing something bad ^^; ... but when I update I will be quoting you guys... two of you made suggestions that shocked me  :shocked: (for very different reasons XD)

:lol: I was kind of like poets in not remembering about it... I was like "I swear I wrote about GakiKame somewhere... seems so familiar..." lol.

Iknorite! I think it's because our brain is searching for stories we read rather than stories we wrote. Input never knows what output does  :-X
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Masa on June 21, 2008, 08:23:29 AM
I better stop lurking....  :P

First of all I wanna thank all the authors and the readers. You guys have done a great job making this forum one of the most active sub-forums of JPH!P. Personally I don't read fanfics (cause I'm lazy an' shit) but I still respect your hustle a lot. 20 000 posts & 300 threads is one helluva achievement. GJ!

There is one thing about this forum that never ceases to amaze me. I have been scratching my head wondering how the hell did this place become so popular. To be honest we have been neglecting this part of the forum and we have never advertised it anywhere. For instance I have never even seen most of y'all because I really rarely visit this section. So I wanna give huge props to everyone who has been spreading the word and pimpin' this place. We have the best street team ever!

You guys probably don't know this but a couple of years ago we actually considered killing the Fanfic-forum because it was inactive. For some reason (I don't even remember why) we decided to give it another chance and it seems like we made the right decision XD

By the way, if you have any ideas how to make this forum even better, let us know :)

Ps. we have a cool contest coming up soon.....
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on June 21, 2008, 08:42:01 AM
hi Masa... nice to see you've graced this forum adnd thread with your presence...

thanks for that unexplinable choice of the admin to keep the sub forum going...

 :w00t: a contest? suggoi!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 21, 2008, 08:59:43 AM
First of all I wanna thank all the authors and the readers. You guys have done a great job making this forum one of the most active sub-forums of JPH!P. Personally I don't read fanfics (cause I'm lazy an' shit) but I still respect your hustle a lot. 20 000 posts & 300 threads is one helluva achievement. GJ!


AWWWWWW thanks  :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: I really appreciate your post. I'm sure you boosted all of us with that right there ^_^


There is one thing about this forum that never ceases to amaze me. I have been scratching my head wondering how the hell did this place become so popular. To be honest we have been neglecting this part of the forum and we have never advertised it anywhere. For instance I have never even seen most of y'all because I really rarely visit this section. So I wanna give huge props to everyone who has been spreading the word and pimpin' this place. We have the best street team ever!

Yeah, I don't think i've ever posted outside of this forum section ^^; , i really should try to post more out side of here... the place where the reality of H!P kicks in  :ph43r: . The FanFic section does tend to be all in a world of it's own ^^; . We really kinda do tend to go by our own rules here (while still going by JPHIPs general rules) BTW, You answered your own question... the reason this place became so popular is because you have the best street team ever! So many talented authors co-exist here!!! It's awesome! The readers are equally as awesome too (specially those who post comments ^_^)

You guys probably don't know this but a couple of years ago we actually considered killing the Fanfic-forum because it was inactive. For some reason (I don't even remember why) we decided to give it another chance and it seems like we made the right decision XD

That almost killed me  :shock:! Good thing you didn't!!!!!!!! Wow... I don't wanna even think about it. This forum section can almost be called revolutionary (or maybe only I feel that way heehee)

By the way, if you have any ideas how to make this forum even better, let us know :)

Can't think of any right now ^^; but if I do, I know who to conctact  :cow:

Ps. we have a cool contest coming up soon.....

Do tell!!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tito on June 21, 2008, 10:23:03 AM
Thank god this section didn't close down..I was googling for H!P fanfics a day because I wanted to read and write and I found this place :grin: I like how this forum grants a sub-section for H!P fanfics. Thank you! :wub:

Contest? That sounds cool~hopefully, it will make this place ever more active~ :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 22, 2008, 03:41:05 AM
This section was what got me into JPH!P in the first place, too! So I agree that it was a good investment (so to speak) to keep it.
First of all I wanna thank all the authors and the readers. You guys have done a great job making this forum one of the most active sub-forums of JPH!P. Personally I don't read fanfics (cause I'm lazy an' shit) but I still respect your hustle a lot. 20 000 posts & 300 threads is one helluva achievement. GJ!

Domo, ne! We try our best!

And I am intrigued about this whole contest too! Sounds fun!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on June 22, 2008, 07:37:41 AM
haha

I rarely come out of this section too!
Though now I just lurk about =A=ll
But w/e there was time....like back when i was 16?
where I would venture out now and then lmao!

Mmmmm

I'd like to see a contest too~
I'd kick all yer asses! >:D

XDXDXD j/k j/k
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on June 23, 2008, 08:10:31 AM
It's really weird that I'm about to have a LOT more free time on my hands because the school year is ending, and yet I'm still in my little slump and am less inclined to read as much as I used to. :O It's like, at the end of last Friday I had gotten through everything with the exception of  tru's "Runaway" (which, to be honest, I don't think I've checked in almost 5 days) and rokun's latest update on "The Circle."  I didn't really get to spend much time here yesterday, so I didn't actually come here to the fic section until today...where I find that another 6-8 fic threads have been updated. @_@

Man this is gonna take me longer than I thought.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 23, 2008, 09:52:02 AM
^  JFC, maybe you're mentally exhausted  :( . If you need a break from commenting on stories, it's okay!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Aioros on June 23, 2008, 11:58:58 AM
I've seen some of the writers here post in the Say Something honest about the member above you (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=4987.0) and the Baseless rumor thread, but those times feels like aeons ago. :grin: that makes me feel old

So, I'm a 2nd Gen huh?  XD

It's really nice to see how much this section has grown since the time when I first wrote a fanfic. A lot of my memories as a HiPster belong here.

I was also in that phase where the fanfic section was the first thing I check whenever I go to JPH!P and lurked inside the whole day.

I still remember the times when I would go to work early and leaving the office late just to read the fics that I was following.

I still remember the times when I don't have anything more to comment in Our Cursed Gift because everything's been pretty much covered by the 12 commenters before me but I still had to think of something so that we'd reach Yuu's comment quota and get the next chap.

I still remember the ferris wheel, the misunderstandings and how they made up in lil_hamz's The Lines Are Blurred.

I still remember Loser87 and FIM's fanfic battle. You suggest, they write. From there, I felt that these two will be some of the benchmarks of this section.

I'm really proud of Loser87/MoMo. The first message she ever told me is that she's a newbie and she's worried about her writing style. But she's developed a lot, her works are more intricate than any story that I have read and made. And she doesn't throw a tantrum anymore if you don't update. j/k :P

I love FIM's (FeverInducedMadness) attention to details in her works. You will see why when you're reading her stories.

One of my biggest sins as a denizen of this section is probably not keeping up to date with Estrea's All Aboard. I only remember the chap where Captain gets lashed and injured. Maybe I should use company resources to print it out so I can read it as I go home ne?

I'd like to give props to Yuuyami and rokun for doing a great job in mentoring some of the other writers like MoMo, FIM, Estrea, etc. I'm sure there are a lot of writers who will be wanting your advice. :kneelbow:

A lot has changed in this section. New writers. New pairings. New fics. Heck, even the comments now are worth a good read thanks to JFC. :rockon: (magpahinga ka din Pare)

Though there are still some fics (A Fractured Tale, A Kingdom's Lament, She's DAMAN, H!P Secret Medical Files, etc.) where I'm still waiting for updates.

A lot has changed. But it will still be the "home" the writers past and present know. And it will be the home for upcoming writers as well.

I don't have the same time to write and read fics as before, but I'm really happy that a lot of new writers, as well as some of the earlier ones are keeping the fanfic section going.

Now if only the perv fic writers were just as enthusiastic... paging makistar, chera, rndmnwierd, etc...:roll:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on June 23, 2008, 04:07:14 PM
^ You sound like a graduating member Wordy >_>...Something you tryin' to say huh?!

But overall, super sweet of you to leave such a thoughtful comment!..(Do I call you senpai now? With...all the generations we have? O_o)
I remember being in the say something honest thread o(=w=)o
To boost my post-count lmao!

But yeah a lot of new writers out here....So many newbies >_>......(j/k, j/k XDXD)

I would leave a very nice comment about how much this place is awesome and the awesome supporters and writers
And I would leave advice of how to be a better writer and blah blah blah but everything has already been pretty much said

Now if you really want an advice from me...You're gonna have to bow down to me, offer cheesecake and call me GOD! (LMAO its been a while since I did that XD)

But in all honesty, I remember coming here with a few stories here and there
And some epic ones too O_O..
Like, huge proportional epic ones (AA, OCG, Too Young, etc. etc.)

This place is like...one...Big...flat LMAO.

You see a lot of writers move in, pay rent (XDXD Stories), have parties (the readers? XD) and then just leave and disappear.
Hopefully there will be many writers, (talking to you 7th/recent gens) that will leave their mark here~

But yeah...rambled off there.
I would stay but now I gotta go to work XDXD

Good luck to y'all...I expect more from you newbies >;P

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 23, 2008, 08:48:18 PM
My last chance to read the new chapters now (i really should be asleep) & then i'm off for a week with no fics :cry:
damn addiction! :angry: :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on June 23, 2008, 11:22:36 PM
^ WTF nooooooooooo ;_; you're leaving. Now I'm sad  :'( ... hope you have fun but come back soon!!!!! I'll be missing you :(
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: inDeceit on June 24, 2008, 05:50:11 PM
If I wasn't so easily distracted, I'd have probably finished some of my older fics a month or two ago =A= Guess I'm no longer in the zone, or so to say...  :thumbdown: Ahhh well
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on June 25, 2008, 09:36:07 AM
Yeaaaaah, if you haven't checked it out already

Fanfic of the Month Challenge RETURNS!!
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16376.0

Thoughts? Anticipations? :D

But with a twist. Check that URL out. Masa and me been sitting in the JPH!P Library thinking, damn - how we gonna show em love? Like Masa said, some of y'all write more in 1 post than we do in 1 year which is REAL good. the more posts, the more activity, the more worthwhile it is to keep this place going. We had to create a place for "postwhoring" to be legal. so when Estrea goes

Quote
Haha. I usually don't post unless I have something to say. I feel too jaded to be spamming my post count now. Lol.

By all means - VENT! Say what's on your mind. Big ups to those who do venture out. See my postcount? that's 15790 of my blood and sweat, and that's not including the posts I lost due to some rollback database cleaning crashing shit. Like words and Loser87, Pharadox and lollipopgirl to name a few. You never know if you just hang in the IRC for a bit, how much y'all got in common. I agree with wordsworth -- too bad the Perv Fanfics don't get as much action. Any suggestions? It might also be the seeming tide to more younger groups / fans that the Perv is getting quieter. Still, I'd still wanna see a three way with Rika, Ai, and Maki.

The funniest thing, right when we started JPH!P - the fanfic section was made cuz we got a request to place dirty stories about Yui and her boobs - and I'm pretty sure we're the only H!P based site to offer a fanfic forum, dunno if we still are cuz fuck - I don't venture outside of JPHiP.com  :lol: SO YEP!! Fanfics are pretty much the foundation as Rika's Ass.

What's even funnier? I tried to write a fanfic for the Rika Ishikawa Graduation Project as Charlie Murphy - who knows, I might finish it off for old time sake:
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=415.0

EVEN more funny is my attempts at Role Playing Game - that's almost like writing a story by interactive, lotta y'all fan fic writers are there too but in case u haven't seen it, check it out:
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?board=31.0

One thing that really intrigued me going through this thread is the "Generation" talk. Can some of y'all vets come up with a list and let's put it in the H!P Author/Reader Intro Thread.

PROPS!! And keep up the good work y'all!

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on June 26, 2008, 04:26:34 AM
ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNdddddd I left y'all speechless.

See Baldie, told ya they respond better to ya. :P


HEY!! Let's up the stakes, we'll throw in a mystery prize. Check HiP Joint for clues.  :mon lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 26, 2008, 04:31:04 AM
I'm here! :lol:
PRIZE?! :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 26, 2008, 06:31:08 AM
Prize? What prize? XDDD

-groggy, just woke up- :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: High-King on June 26, 2008, 08:40:26 PM
nice contest!!! also any recommendations on a good action piece?

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: meowchi on June 26, 2008, 08:50:54 PM
Quote from: dai
What's even funnier? I tried to write a fanfic for the Rika Ishikawa Graduation Project as Charlie Murphy - who knows, I might finish it off for old time sake:

Quote from: dai
ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNdddddd I left y'all speechless. 

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on June 26, 2008, 08:52:04 PM
^
^Action? What kind of action? Fighting action? XD Sex action?

Um yeah. XD If it's fighting I'd say rokun's The Circle of Three has some decent ones once the plot started heating up. I'd recommend my own All Aboard for fighting scenes since I have a lot of archaic ones, but its immodest haha...and I just did it didn't I? :P

Not so sure about the rest. Drama galore, but fighting? Hmm. Define action piece first! Lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: High-King on June 27, 2008, 01:50:15 AM
^ oh oooooooops! i mean action likes sword fighting or even          actions . i remember reading a h!p fic with monsters over at JPM i think. also i have already read all aboard. great fic. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on June 27, 2008, 02:21:36 AM
^

Uh, Our Cursed Gift II has some pretty l33t action scenes, but it's still pretty "new" so there's not all that much yet. But later in the story, there's going to be lots of physical fights and gun fights, explosions, etc etc xDDD

One of Len.Chan's fics has l33t fighting too, I think it was called "Travel" or something? I can't remember xDDD.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on June 27, 2008, 03:13:35 AM
There are a few (if I dare say myself) cool action scenes, with swordfighting even, in "A Young Girl's Odyssey". ^^;;;

Otherwise there's a lot of magical fighting action type stuff... Raikou Shoujo Maimi by Wordsworth if you like Berryz/C-ute & his Detonator M if I remember right is somewhat action-packed too, both of those stories in more of a martial arts way... what you might be thinking of over at JPM could be TylerWood's "Mutant Musume". If not, it's here too for you to read (I think it might be a bit more complete here too).

Hmm, though I haven't read everything so there could be more.  :oops:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on June 27, 2008, 09:01:15 AM
I GOTSA ME SOME NET WHILE I'M AWAY! :D
Probably not too much but still... Withdrawals have been terrible! Plus I'm sooo sick :cry: I need some lovely TLC and my own bed and I can't have either for another 5 days :(

As for action, 'Mission: C-ute' by AngelCakes has explosions, car/motorcycle chases and fights that ruin Risa's new boots, so I recommend that one and shall got on the author's back about updating it soon (for my own sake if noone else's)

I saw my name is dai's post... don't know why but YAY :w00t: (i did read the whole thing though, i love dai's posts :heart: *cough* suck up *cough* )

Now I get to read some fics and hope it makes me feel less like throwing up YAY! :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tito on June 27, 2008, 02:49:14 PM
^Hope you are feeling better girl! XD Ill is sucky but thank god, there are many fics to accompany you...I'm feeling super nostalgic about exams today (totally gross you know :bleed eyes:) :lol: When that feeling goes away, probably I will write :grin: EDIT: This next chap is long though..............
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on July 01, 2008, 07:13:40 AM
HELLO MY FELLOW FANFIC HiPSTERS!!!!

I didn't forget about ya :P .... just another H!P Act graduated.

THE TIME HAS COME!!! GET IN THIS THREAD:
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16376.0

And NOMINATE ... You have 3 days starting NOW!!

You know what that mystery prize is? A JPH!P T-SHIRT!! more info here:
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16459.0
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on July 02, 2008, 01:12:16 AM
It's really weird that I'm about to have a LOT more free time on my hands because the school year is ending, and yet I'm still in my little slump and am less inclined to read as much as I used to. :O It's like, at the end of last Friday I had gotten through everything with the exception of  tru's "Runaway" (which, to be honest, I don't think I've checked in almost 5 days) and rokun's latest update on "The Circle."  I didn't really get to spend much time here yesterday, so I didn't actually come here to the fic section until today...where I find that another 6-8 fic threads have been updated. @_@

Man this is gonna take me longer than I thought.
^  JFC, maybe you're mentally exhausted  :( . If you need a break from commenting on stories, it's okay!
'kay, yeah. I'm gonna have to lay off the epic comments for a while. I still haven't gotten to some fics since that other post I made. @_@

I'll try to at least make use of the emoticons. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 03, 2008, 02:31:02 PM
*squeals and jumps at the amount of fic updates she gets to read soon, especially at a certain one by a fish with feathers* :w00t: :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on July 03, 2008, 02:49:35 PM
I've noticed a MAJOR decline in the discussion section. So I decided to post something that might (or might not) motivate people to post their opinion on it.

Lately, I've really started to get into SayuXGaki moments. They're just ridiculously adorable! I had noticed their subtle friendship but hadn't paid much attention to it. Recently though, thanks to the awesomeness that is YOUTUBE + a boring tuesday evening, I've started to look more into them hanging out backstage and ect. Compared to the other pairings that they're associated with (Gakikame, Takagaki, Kameshige so forth and so on) theirs is so much more laid back and i <3 _ <3  it.

Now the other couple I just CAN'T GET ENOUGH of lately, thanks to the moderately awesome haromoni, is SayuReina... THEY ARE HISTERICAL! Ever since they did the Alo-hello 2 and got paired up... i've had my eye on them. Reina's badass attitude and Sayu's dark side are probaby one of the best mixes I've seen in MM (and one a fic writer can have fun with). The way they just rank on the other members makes it all worth boringness that Haromoni brings sometimes (okay, let's be realistic... haromoni brings MOST OF THE TIME)

On another note, I've been considering maybe trying a one-shot with one of these pairings... I just don't think I can... YET. (Too many other side project and I get slightly nervous when I write about a new couple *hides*)

Sooooooooooooooo i think this is probably the most I've ever written in this FORUM.. anywho those are my current thoughts..... um, the end *tap dances off the thread stage*  

*EDIT*
Oh, HI LOLLIPOPGIRL... glad to see you're back *waves hi*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 03, 2008, 09:18:44 PM
I've never really noticed too much of a thing between Sayu and Gaki but in the Bon Kyu Bon Kyu BOMB concert when Sayu picked Gaki up kinda.... :lol: I thought it was cute along with the look Gaki gave her after the fact. But come to think of it, some backstage clips I've seen have that pair making fun of Eri a lot. So there's something they have in common. (I tend to see that trend with Gaki and Reina too) Yeah, SayuReina are pretty awesome. In Alo Hello 2, when they were filming each other making heart shapes with their lips kinda made me laugh. I was like damn, they're weird! Reina, for sure, has that whole "I coulda done that!" attitude and Sayu is beginning to show that side of her too.

Anyway, just wanted to try and keep this thread going too.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on July 04, 2008, 02:14:42 AM
I can think of alot of Sayu Gaki moments (if you want the link to the YOUTUBE channel where you can see them just PM me  :gmon bang: )

The funniest moment I can recall of Sayu and Gaki is during the H.P ALL STARS "All for one and one for all" making of, it's a very popular clips but I'm gonna talk about it anyways ^^;. Gaki's holding hands with Sayu and Ai-chan's trying to kiss her. Gaki's goes all "This pervs trying to kiss me... eww" and Sayu mentions to Ai-chan that she also wants a kiss. Then, Ai's responds with a "hell no" and Gaki goes on with a rant of how if it were Sayu going to kiss her she'd be okay but since it's Ai-chan she's resisting  :heart: ... In short it's the type of material that fuels fics and fans :lol: . Now I want to rewatch that video clip. *goes off to watch it*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 04, 2008, 04:21:14 AM
^ that good ol' clip really cuts off to early :P
I think its kinda interesting how as a fan of one pairing you can be blinded to (or just chose to ignore) moments involving other pairings. In regards to that clip, for me, that's all about the TakaGaki and even with Risa saying that about Sayu, I'm stil focused on her and Ai...  In Love & Peace performances now, there is always Sayu/Gaki stuff but I kinda skip over that as being cute to focus on TakaGaki, KameShige or TanaKame :lol:
Sayu/Gaki are cute though, like was already mentioned, it is more laidback then the other pairings but I think Sayu will just take whatever she can get ;)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on July 04, 2008, 05:31:35 AM
but I think Sayu will just take whatever she can get ;)

OH SHI SUPER BURN  :rofl:


poor Sayu... But all this talk about this clip has me thinking   :mon dunno: *a few seconds later* heh...I got it :glasses: *runs off with idea in mind*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 04, 2008, 06:24:24 AM
I totally forgot about that clip! And I agree 110% with lollipopgirl, I was focused on the Takagaki! XD I didn't really realize anything was said about Sayu! :grin: And for the record, Risa was only denying the kiss to Ai-chan until the camera was off!! :lol: And for the hentai comment, I think Risa likes it that way! :D Damn, I've really lost my mind!
Oi, lollipopgirl, that was a low blow to Sayu! :P
poets, where are you going with that idea?! You come back here right this instance! *shakes fist at poets' retreating figure*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: peti-chan on July 04, 2008, 09:33:56 AM
That clip is classic :lol: Of course I treat it as a prove of TakaGaki love :wub: Ai-chan expression and her firm refusal to Sayu is just priceless :heart: I always wonder what would have happened if Risa hadn't moved away from Ai :roll: but I was surprised to read about GakiSayu implications  :? I've never really focused on them :sweatdrop: What's  intrigues me though is SayuAi as Sayu is always the third one in Love&Peace moment trying to steal Ai-chan's kiss :lol: A revenge for that refusal? XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 05, 2008, 04:06:20 AM
@ poets & strawb3rrykream: Oh come on, I adore Sayu but you can't deny that she is similar to Miki when it comes to get what she can from the other girls :P She will always be pining for Kame-chan, but in the mean time, the gal has gotta have some fun ;)

@peti-chan: In the Bonkyu concert Love & Peace performance for the solo shots when Ai ignored Sayu coz Gaki kissed her, Sayu's face was dejected and even her dancing just after that was as if she was really upset about not getting to give Ai a kiss coz she was 'distracted'... I find it hilarious that she was so upset :twisted:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: slasha on July 05, 2008, 06:35:58 AM
Since I started a fanfic here, I guess it's natural to start posting here  :lol: . Anyway do any of you guys get writer's block from time to time?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on July 05, 2008, 06:38:37 AM
^Oh yes, all the time. Bane of my life, I tell you.

Although in my case it's not really a lack of ideas, but that I have no idea where to start. It's so annoying when you have pages of story in your head and just can't get it out. The right words won't come lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 05, 2008, 06:48:01 AM
I usually an idea, attempt to write it and end up with something entirely different. I also have difficulty getting my ideas out. It's like there's so much there yet not enough to connect it all.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on July 05, 2008, 06:59:01 AM
what'r really bad is when you have the major events all plotted out and you can't make scenes to link the last one to the next... pacing becomes an issue there... is the story moving too quickly? or am i lagging behind, boring people to death?

... where is that writers' block? we should just burn the thing... :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: slasha on July 05, 2008, 07:02:23 AM
Sometimes I have another problem.Sometimes I don't know wether to post even when no one's commented.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on July 05, 2008, 07:09:12 AM
yeah... i had that problem before too... although (at least in my case) the comments shouldn't (but sometimes they do) affect the storyline and are just there to let you know how well other think you did, it's pretty lonely(in my case) not having read people's comments about your work (be it good or bad)...

now, since i'm busy, by the time i update, there are already comments so that's not so much of a crisis to me anymore...

but there are still times that i have that itch to update but choose not to since people haven't commented yet... i'm a sad and sick little puppy... just a puppy...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on July 05, 2008, 07:39:06 AM
^ How much for that puppy in the window Truth?  :D

Whenever I get writer's block, I just pull out stuff that happened to me in real life. Then the make believe happens....course I end up ripping off movie plots.

And that's right poets. Run. RUN TO THE HILLS AND VOTE!!
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16476.0

Comments welcome :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on July 05, 2008, 08:14:28 AM
^ the puppy costs one Yossui and two Rikas ...  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

i also get material from stuff that happen to me and then work around it thinking 'how would ***(whoever character) react to this?' ... and then write...

and i have casted my vote!!! may the best june fic win!!!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: slasha on July 05, 2008, 08:29:55 AM
I cast my vote about a hour ago.Some good fics got nominated.May the best on win.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tito on July 05, 2008, 12:55:07 PM
I voted already :P May the best win!

About the comment-thing, I guess everyone wants to read comments on their own work, right? So stop lurking around and comment!  :) :lol: It's not really that hard to comment really (though I admit I do get lazy sometimes but I always slap myself for reading but not commenting real hard :P )

As for writer's block, yeah I do get it especially when I open a new document and decide that I should write. I will think, "How should I start? blah blah" Yeah, it's the starting problem..

Me too! I tend to use things from real life experiences and all. (Darn, Cinderella Complex is playing in my head..where's my prince charming? *look at Rika* *turn back before tru kills me* :P 

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Post by: tru_harmony on July 05, 2008, 01:31:51 PM
*sees tito look at rika* ... ~hey~...

know what? i had Cinderella Complex on repeat mode today... I've been listening to it over and over the whole time!!!! talk about psychic connection...

anyway... rika can be a prince too... but... she can be MY prince... :lol: ... but yossui fits the profile of a prince better...

i won't kill you for looking at rika like that... that only affirms her hotness and prince-ness... but i prefer her as a princess...
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Post by: tito on July 05, 2008, 03:47:02 PM
Hmm..Oh well, now I choose Ai-chan! :wub: *Listens to Cinderella Complex for the 6th time today and god knows how many times it has played in my head* Hmm..psychic connection..it's kool! :D Or maybe it is because of music fighter :grin: Music shows do advertise :)

Whatever I do, you won't kill me, right? Right? :yep:

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Post by: tru_harmony on July 05, 2008, 07:58:02 PM
... i don't think I'll ever find enough reason to kill you, tito...  :yep: don't worry about it... 
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Post by: sweeety on July 10, 2008, 12:47:25 PM
refusing to read stuff from Yuuyamy, Loser87 and whatever other writer who has unfinished stuff I am waiting on..  cause it's really annoying when you get to read something and really like it and like halfway through it or three quarters of the way in or something, getting a message saying "Temporary hiatus" which really means "I'm too lazy to finish, and something better came along so I'm gonna let you stew for a few years before finally shooting down your remaining hopes with a 'oops, forgot to mention, I changed my mind, never finishing... at least, not while you live "  or a "oh I forgot about this.. sorry loyal readers who have forgotten about this story untill they get a new reply to an old post saying so and they remember how much they loved that story and how crushed they were and go to sleep crying that night while they wait for the next update....." XD so I'm not reading Losers' new story. At least until he finishes normal which got me hooked with its originality. And not reading Yuuyummy stuff no matter how yummy untill I see the end (and middle) of that secret play vampire thingy one..... btw I think I will write that vampire story soon... but I'll stick by my word and wait the other half of the year... so I'll keep myself busy by writing something else.... also, new update soon.... I've been slowly getting back to writing. maybe I should visit the toilet more often, I am writing out of inspiration... or completely shut myself away like I did when I started.... or just remove my msn messenger... that's really how I managed to dish out at least a chapter a week when I first joined up... not to mention the stuff in the other places... so yeah.... I think my friends will be wondering if I fell down some rabbit hole by the end of the hollidays XD
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Post by: Yuuyami on July 10, 2008, 03:28:29 PM
o___O....

OCG II isn't on Hiatus... I just have a hard time updating because I'm really pushing myself on writing the next chapter perfectly because of what's going to happen in it.

Same with The Mysterious Play. For that story, it has to be an absolutely perfect chapter conveying what I want to convey before I post it. So this story is much harder to write.

xDDD I'm not like my old first OCG self where I only wrote consistantly just to finish the story for my readers. I'm actually trying to pour my heart and my artistic blood into the chapters I write so that they will be in tip top shape and will hopefully get the feelings of the words come across to the readers. The next chapter of OCG II REALLY demands it of me so I'm trying my best to write it (and my best attempting to finish it soon). As for The Mysterious Play, that story in general is super hard to write in general xDDDD...

And just a random tidbit, but isn't it kinda boring to not read stories? xD... You don't find it fun when an author ends at a cliffhanger and you're pulling your hair out waiting for the next chapter? Then again, you're talking about fics which take forever to update so... o_O... Hmm... xD...

But yeah, none of my fics are on hiatus. I'm just taking forever writing this certain chapter for OCG II xD. Look forward to it~ I think I might finish it by this week or next week~

By the way, is it me, or is the fanfic section currently infactuated with Aichan right now? I see a lot of fics pop up with the ever loveable angsty emo of Morning Musume, so are we suddenly entering an Aichan revolution now? xDDDD
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Post by: Estrea on July 10, 2008, 03:43:31 PM
^If it's an Aichan revolution, I STARTED IT! XDDDD

I mean, seriously, my Sandbox was all about her. Everything I write nowadays centers around her like...well...the way she is the center of my universe. XD She's awesome, she's lovable, and she's hot. Best of all, she's intriguing. So obviously I wuv her. <3

And hehe I guess I'm one of those writers who leave unfinished stories *coughlikeAAcough*. Well I can't help it when I run into a giant roadblock stretching out like the Himalayas. Stupid blocks. Then again I also have a life to attend to outside of my computer.

Speaking of that, a quick shout out to anyone waiting for the next chapter of Gegenschein. I've been working at the school's graduation ceremonies the whole week, and will still be on duty until next Tuesday, so I won't have time to write until after it. Right. I'll do draft planning during my breaks, but without a laptop I can't really do any writing on the go. Ah well. Real life can be a pain, but at least I'm getting paid for my time! Lol. XD
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Post by: Loser87 on July 10, 2008, 04:06:19 PM
so I'm not reading Losers' new story. At least until he finishes normal which got me hooked with its originality.

My gosh!
Do I have to put pictures of my self constantly here?!

Man, that's like the bajillionth person to mistake me for a boy ever since I joined this forsaken forum!
Jebus on a cracker, I think even Yuu-chan assumed I was a guy back then  :tama-mad:

Anyway, My only excuse for putting Normal on Hiatus is because I don't want it to end up like The Art of Stealing a Girl's First Kiss
Or my previous story before it (which I deleted) Punch, Drunk, Love.

P.D.L and Art of were stories I knew had a really good thing going
But because I never planned it and always went on a whim when I wrote the chapters
I ended up losing interest in it very quickly.
I had all sorts of ideas for them but I ended up straying from it and eventually I only wrote the chapters just to finish the story up.
In P.D.L's case, it became so dragged out I just couldn't find an end for it.

Thus, putting Normal on Hiatus.
Because I know for sure as far as my knowledge no one has written H!P in the loony bin.
So I want to plan this story out carefully and not mess up something that could be just plain awesome.

It doesn't mean I completely stopped writing Normal and just went on to a new story.
I'm still writing out Normal and I'm still trying to plan out How I can emphasize the main plot more than the sub-plots that's been flooding the story.
Because I place such a huge cast on it, I put a lot of sub-plots for them but never had a main plot going.
With just sub-plots it'd be more like one-shots on the same theme rather than an actual story with a main story-line.

So, don't get your knickers in a knot because Normal is gonna be completed~

Besides my 'New' story isn't really new, its just a revised version of my very first fic here haha;;
It's my attempt to feel refreshed and get out of that whole dark, emo genre I've been delving into and get some...'fresh air' with some typical mushy, first love type of thing.

Its also my attempt at trying to get the old gen back I suppose
Like a trip down memory lane or whatnot
That and try to de-lurk some people >_>

I've noticed a lot of lurkers here..

Me being one of them during that slump we had here XD

So yeah there's my post here >;P
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Post by: sweeety on July 10, 2008, 04:32:34 PM
dunno why I imagined you two as hermits... living in shacks on semi deserted islands on the sea where there is magical internet connection... and psychically connected to eachoter as you are both the same kind of alien ( no offence) and you live on opposite ends of the 1 km radiused isle and you entice sailors to your shores with promises of tales that will make their hearts go doki doki
 and when they land on your shores you trap them and make them wait tens of years for the next update! (see how I'm adding bits from the Odysey.. sort of.. well I was thinking of writing something to do with the odysey but I think it's been done.... I've been lurking in diferent forums lately.. and far from here.. also, I just discovered facebook! And I got a life too! Well actually that was thrust upon me, I didn't want it, but ppl dragged me of my computer chair.. which is actually a kitchen chair... and they took me places...)

 anyway back to the story of the two sisters on hiatus island... whose stories are not on hiatus! anyway you guys live deserted on the island. Your only company being the internet and through msn and when you really crave physical contact you hug dolphins and monkeys.. It's actually a really pleasant life, living off coconuts, bananas and other imported stuff you get through coles online XD

 you get whatever you need online and if you ever ever need to go to shore, you get on your magic cloud and ride it to the city and stuff. (a bit of dragonball XD) btw the clouds are pink, (kinda like the ones we get here sometimes.. seriously, you have to see a sunset on a summers day in Australia! I was stunned! Its really beautifull! But I still prefer the twilight of Greece... it's really beautifull there.. especially when it's blue but not black, and it's windy but not freezing... actually here the sky gets kinda pinkish at night and twilight, but in Greece its just the most marvelous colour of Sapphire that I ever did see! :3)

  You don't have friends other than eachother and are single by choice, you are choosing to be 'spinsters' (im not sure if thats the right word..) and you buoght a Korean baby so as to not be too lonely.

 anyway it's getting late.. The above ^ was a summary of what I thought of you guys when I first joined :$ kinda embarassing but yeah.. I was young and impressionable! I didn't know you were real/normal people! For the love of god, I went 12 yrs in school thinking teachers were robots! I only discovered they were human recently! (That's actually a true story.. my teachers were very scary so I assumed they were robots) but yeah, I realise now you live in houses, not cabins and in cities, not little deserted smiles hehe sorry... I just had a creative writing itch..

oh and by you two I mean Estrea and Yuuyamy, not you loser.... I thought you lived on tha streetz... a shifty basketball playing hustler.. a dude.. and a mean one.. but I think you're a girl..... anyway... also, yyou have these weird sweatbands, that are peachy coloured and really old, and you keep them cause they were a present from your ankle, who taught you  how to load the dice!
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 10, 2008, 04:39:52 PM
Look at all the epicness of 3 the writers in a row there... Intimidating much!!!

Reminds me that I really need to finish reading OCG II, I don't even know where I am up to with it now, nor do I know why I stopped reading it... I think something shiny must have distracted me :oops:

I think it's better that all three of you take your time... I like tasting the blood, sweat and tears in you work when I do read it :drool:
None of you three really need to be told that it turns out way better when you don't rush, you all know how great you are :lol:

About Normal being on hiatus: Don't worry Sweeety, if the hiatus for 'The Art of Stealing a Girl's First Kiss' is anything to go by, it won't be an incredibly long wait (just jinxed it) and I'm enjoying the new-old   one plenty now anyway :D

@Loser: I laughed when you got called a 'he' there :P At least I never thought you were a guy ;)
@Estrea: At least you have a real life... They are hard to find nowadays, so don't lose it :)

And everyone, I'm all up for even more Ai-chan fics :w00t:
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Post by: rokun on July 10, 2008, 06:29:09 PM
Lol @ Loser livin' on tha streetz... since I think it's really kinda true XD except not quite the way you envisioned it, lol.

Yeah, I think you just gotta realize those gals are super serious about their work, and want to just express things the best they can and hopefully improve their own writing in the process. Remember Yuuchan and Essy even posted about a collaboration a year before it was planned to be out, with trailers and all. :lol: That kind of took me off-guard even. I mean, I try to be serious about what I do, but I don't really spend all that much time planning just so and so to make it perfect. I know what I'm doing isn't perfect, but I just hope to learn something more each time in the process.

As you can see by our big bad administrators such as Masa and daigong taking interest in our little forum, this is becoming quite a well-known place, and people like them feel pressured being thought of as the "best" here to really prove that and turn out the most impressive stuff they can for the English-speaking H!P fanfic community. They also I believe have a vast store of personal experiences (emotional, physical or otherwise) to draw from, so they just keep writing.

As far as I'm concerned, as long as there's something cute and entertaining out there I'll be happy... of course I focus mostly on my own writing myself, which I do what I can with, in the hopes that it's a bit interesting for someone. Everyone seems to have their place in our little society here, but especially to those lurkers like Loser mentions... you can't be a part of it if you don't talk. :) The more you do, the more ideas float around, and the more interesting the places as well as each story will become.

Ok enough of my little pep talk or whatever. XD I have to go to the dentist soon... Talk about personal experiences... >_<
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 10, 2008, 06:35:27 PM
^oh look, another epic one appears :)

I finally started Circle of Three the other night, my god that is good and I'm only on to the 2nd page :lol:

I feel kinda sorry for all you writers, all I do is relate you to your fics :P But I guess when you write great stuff like you guys do, its not that bad ;) (all the more reason for me not to write :D )
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Post by: Estrea on July 10, 2008, 06:45:51 PM
Lol yeah rokun's little post does say a lot about stuff...(and good luck for the dentist, pal XD)

It's also a matter of pride (and perfectionism) for me when I write, because I want to present the best for public scrutiny. No point in producing substandard work, since even if other people might not mind, I do.

Sometimes I tend to start banging my head against the nearest surface (either the wall or my desk) when I reread my old stuff. It's like "what WAS I thinking when I wrote that?!" sometimes. I hate it. Lol. So I always take my time to write because I want to not disappoint myself.

But eh, there are times where I really want to write but can't since I have other responsibilities to see to. Life sucks but I still have to live it. Lol. If I could get away with it I'd write when I pleased, to hell with deadlines and commitments, but money and responsibility does tend to be a problem if I ignore those things. Ah well. XD

Anyway, sleeping now. I gotta wake up in 6 hours for my job...;_;
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Post by: sweeety on July 11, 2008, 10:33:03 AM
why do I feel like I have nothing in common with these people? :(

 Also, I only thought that Loser was a boy for about 2hrs when I first joined. I noticed ppl reffering to her as a girl in some posts so I figured he was a she :3 also I heard talk of a PB... some joint PB with Daisukirika or something so I figured she's definitely a she.  :lol:

 And about the representation... yeah I kinda thought Loser was some 50cent like person at first... except more like Eminem and not in a gang... Actually a sleazy Italian mob mem  XD

 Also now thinking of those three girls (Loser, Estrea (which I think is a fancy way of saying star XP) and Yuuuuumy) as the girls in black. Three man suit wearing, gun slinging mobsters.. selling crack-fics but when you get hooked you have to wait because the supply is very sporadic  :twisted:

 anyway, have fun living your lives.................................. and writing and stuff I guess........... I'm bored... I forgot what I was gonna write! Damn...... oh well have fun girls.... oohh can I call you angels? And you can call me Cha- err wait Im a girl too..... Chrys!  8)  :yep: 

 see you guys later...... also I wasn't serious about the hermit thing... or the gangsta thing. I was just joking. And btw, I thought Loser was a boy but only cause of the name. It reminds me of this sweet movie I saw about this guy who was a loser so I thought Loser was a pretty nice person  :D scary and intimidating but nice :) actually not as scary as Yuuumy and not as intimidating as Estrea. In fact if I had to choose one out of three to be stuck in an elevator with it'd be her (see? not him, her!) :) cause she wouldn't be as scary with the lights out :) And she seems nice and easy to talk to.
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Post by: Sukoshi on July 11, 2008, 10:51:57 AM
*reads about gangstas..and hermits*    :sweat:
*looks at sweeety*
*backs away slowly*
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Post by: OTN1 on July 11, 2008, 11:25:03 AM
Hahaha, the drama is this thread is better than any story in this forum.  Keep it coming.

It's funny... I guess I also have ideas in my head of how "internet people" are in "real life".  But it's so strange that my assumptions are probably all completely wrong.  And I guess people have images of me, too, and they're probably way off.  :lol:
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Post by: sweeety on July 11, 2008, 05:05:55 PM
hmm what else.......... let's just say daigong looks nothing like I imagined. For starters he isn't a chubby 15yr old schoolboy that gets bullied a lot (as far as I know) neither is he a gun slinging black raincoat wearing never sleeping blue person. (I have a weird imagination but bear with me).

 And I am not a vampire, though my friends have called me "THE GRUDGE" many times... like the time my hair fell in front of my face XD and when I snuck up on them and scared them XD lil T jumped back screaming in fear!~ XD It was funny. A great end to the party XD

 Anyway. You don't wanna know what I thought OTN1 was like when I first met that person.

 Also thought lolipopgirl was a brunette but was mistaken. And btw loli, you're an awesome writer! Don't put yourself down and exclude yourself from "the writers". :) You rock! And I thought you lived in America. And went in a college and were the queen/headd thingy person of a fraternity. Where if people want to join they have to sing "Renai Revolution" in the nude in the middle of the night in a busy street while doing the hand gestures and trying to hug the passers by ;)

 and that's just ONE of the challenges :)
 Oh the things I thought about people..... I thought Foxy Brown had a fro, and fought crime in her spare time :)  wearing a yellow, glossy raincoat, kinda like the one that murderer wore in that movie that one time XD . She lives in an apartment in the sleazy part of the city so she can stay close to her contacts and to where teh action's at, but with her new promotion she has moved into the in between part of the city near the suburbs, where it is safer. She comes home to a silver painted apartment (or gold, it's up for debate) and she has a huge super computer gaming system thing that could put my whole house to shame XD. She has a really cool computer chair which is like a wheelchair with a lil remote thing attached so she just has to turn a lil knob to go from point A to point B in her apartment.

 In her apartment there is a fuzzy, fluffy red couch with yellow pillows. (IIt's a gold apartment now XD  changed my mind) and she sits there to watch tv in her huge plasma. She loves watching COPS and the comedy channel, especially stand up and funniest home videos. She has a bunk bed, in case her friends wanna stay over.

 Her bed is a water bed and she painted the walls in her bedroom blue and has put up super cool dolphin and other fish stickers on them :) and at night, she has a blue lava lamp and leaves it on as a night light cause she's scared of the boogie man.Of course she keeps a big knife under her pillow just in case the boogeyman does come... or the toothfairy. Bitch ain't getting her hands on your grills Fox babe!

 She wears leopard prints and her fave movie is Goldmember XD and she likes gold! She looks a lot like Beyonce and she's really good at singing. In fact she sings in a choir at church :) so she's really tight with the man above ^ (no, not OTN1, I meant God). When she busts someone she reads them their rights in a special way...

 You are under arrest! Anything you sing or say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to boogey and remain silent and you have the right to be sexy and the rights to an attorney and if you can't afford one, one will be provided to you by the state of delusion. You also have the right to hear the HP music I play in my car, and you have the right to enjoy it. You have the right to like them a lot and you have the righ to become a fan :)
 
 is how it goes ^ That's part of my initial thoughts on Foxy.. oh I also thought she lived alone with her TWENTY SEVEN CATS!!!!!!! TWENTY SEVEN CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: poets on July 12, 2008, 03:14:44 AM
Duuuuuuuuude   :shocked: I loose internet connection for like three (or four, cant remember) days and the discussion thread explodes  :shocked: .... I LOVE IT!!!!

Gotta say, I really like this thread. It allows us all to interact in a way that we just couldn't before. It's a really nice change. The atmosphere reminds me of a classy lounge in a hotel. A hotel called H!P fanficotel (<- I made a pun XD.... laugh dammit!... plz ^^;)

@Sweeety: Wholly bejebus you're back *glomp* I missed you... you crazy commentator you *gives sweeety candy* ^-^ Super glad you're back... the place just wasn't the same with out your posts  :'( .... I needed my dose of funny randomness and you made me go through withdrawl missy  :angry:

@Lollilpopgirl: ... okay.. i'm sooooooooooooooooo sorry =( but... I didn't know you wrote O.O.... I DEMAND that you PM links to your stories NAO  :) .... I must say it's odd that I haven't seen them  :-\ ... I've basically explored all of this fan fic area.

@Looser: The reason people think you are a guy is because "looser" is more frequently associated to a boy than to girl. On another note though.... You're a girl?!??!!? XD I never knew XD

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On the inspiration subject... I do have a few cents on it.

I'm one of those people who say that inspiration is the only thing that can produce you good quality of ANYTHING. I actually have a personal saying....which I've never shared with anyone before so if it's a bit dorky i'm sorry **^^** "I'm an interpreter for inspiration" .... I've always been a firm believer that I don't really write my own stories XD! Inspiration does :lol: and I just translate for it in the form of writing (I promise you that I'm not insane lol).  Yeah they're my fingers that are pressing down on the keyboard and my thoughts that are running miles a minute in my head.... but it's always a bit of an out-of-body-ish type of experience (I'm sure many of you can relate). When I was younger (I started writing when i was 13 y/o) I used to say my hands were on fire because that's how it felt to me. My brain would get inspired with an idea and this odd itch would crawl down my neck, over my shoulders, pass my arms and reach my fingers. Suddenly this strong desire to write/type it out would just burst with in me. A damn fiery sensation would engulf my hands and not stop until I had written/typed what was going through my brain. (Again... I PROMISE YOU I'm sane... I'm just writing what happens to me)

One can seriously notice the difference in an author's writing. It's insane how you can easily tell between a piece where they were inspired and one where they forced themselves to write.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut now that I'm done writing that side of my opinion, here comes the other.

Though I'm such a passionate advocate for "being inspired" I also believe that you have to be an active "interpreter". As in, you have to go out and look for inspiration when it just simply refuses to come visit you. The same way that inspiration can be this sweet euphoric essence that embodies you... it can also be a backstabbing bitch of an asshole that just uses you in which ever way it wants and then leaves, promising to call you back to go out on another date but never does, and so it leaves you high and dry and worse of all.... wanting for more.

I'm a fanfic writer, I recognized I'm not the best but I know I'm not the worse. I have written stuff I'm proud of and stuff I'm like "hide hide hide NEVER LET IT SEE THE LIGHT OF READING EYES!". I'm also a fanfic reader... and I've read stuff that blow me away and stuff that leave me wondering why the author let it see the light of day. Hence... not only can I severely related to the frustration an author feels because they feel the pressure of updating soon plus not wanting to disappoint their readers... I can also relate the desperation a reader experiences because the story that allows them to get away from the stresses (and boredom) of life had come to an abrupt stop. So basically what I'm trying to say is that “consideration” is the key.

Authors, take consideration and never forget your readers. The moment you decided to post your story, you basically signed a silent agreement to not stop until you finish. If you need the hiatus TAKE THE HIATUS... a break from  doing stuff sometimes leads to great breakthroughs but don't forget your stories... they get sad cause they're incomplete. How would you feel if your parents just decided to take an ETERNAL hiatus from making you? ... Dunno butI wouldn't like to walk around with parts missing :fear:

Readers, take consideration and never forget your writers are humans living in the same world you do. Exhaustion happens to everyone and we all need to recharge every so often. If the writer needs the recharge, let them have it. Imagine if you forced your cellphone to make calls while the warning of low battery was  beeping. You wouldn't be able have a long productive conversations from it, would you? It would just die shortly after after saying hi XD.



I'm sure MANY of you know this already, so I'm really just typing to type and I'm really just speaking in general here.... I'm not thinking of any particular authors or readers. But i'd be lying if i said "I couldn't think of a few"  :twisted:

*realizing she's done she suddenly gets really quiet and looks around nervously* Um... that's all I...uh...have to say.

*Moonwalks off of the thread*





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Post by: meowchi on July 12, 2008, 03:51:47 AM
^ Best post ever.
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Post by: sweeety on July 12, 2008, 07:39:29 PM
oooh! candy! Yummies! I will follow you into that van now stranger XD

 welcome back poets, the forum was nice and quiet.. well we can now say goodbye to that.  Not that I imagined you as a loud child up til now.... I only just thought that one up ... but I initially thought oof you as a man! A man with a moustache. A greasy, ringleader at the county circus type of moustache. One that is a crossover between Mario's and the one on the dude from monopoly. Except it's black.

 You my friend are a modern day poet.. except you don't rhyme......

 You live in a box like most poets as you are really poor XD. ok jks, you live.. in the suburbs. In a small green house built for two ;). When you walk into your home you are instantly greeted by the sight of socks. You have a sock fetish and leave lots of socks around the house, as decorations. You instantly show guests your "socks of the world" collage. It's quite large and a form of art as you have put it up on your wall. In fact it takes up the whole wall. But to put it plainly you have just glued a bunch of socks to your wall.

 Moving on we see your tv. For some weird reason though your tv is actually a fish tank. It is populated by two small goldfish and a little diver. It's green like the outside of the house even though the inside of the house is mostly blue. You like to sit on your blue blow-up couch and put your feet up in your blue blow-up poof as you grab your blue laptop and read the updates on jphip and chat endlessly with hookers on msn.

 You're actually a good person. You go to church every day. In fact you work there, as a form of community service, picking up the rice on the floor after weddings. At least once a day. YOu have to pick up each morsel of rice by hand, one by one and make sure the floor is spotless or else the evil priest will get his belt out and..... DANCE!!!!!

 You like to dance around your living room naked, wearing sometimes a fluffy scarf to keep you sexy XD. Your bedroom is filled with stuffed animals, or to be presice, stuffed penguins and crocs. You have a passion for wild animals that are unloved and every night you take to bed a crocodile and a snake, which you wrap around your legs. You like to look at Eri.... I mean :$ you like to err.. feed the birds at the park.... sorry, a bit distracted by Eri up there ^. She is soooo purdy! I am almost jealous of Nakazawa for stealing her away :D But they are nice and cool and hawt so I don't mind..

 Your kitchen consists of a huge doubledoored stainless steel fridge and state of the art fondue set, stove and otehr kitchenries. You like to have tzatziki fondue on the days you get yo' boys ova and watch chikflicks wit yo mates while dipping some souvlaki and toast etc. into some tzatziki........... *drool at the thought*. .... ok back to normal.

 You like to have fancy foreign stuff so you can show off, so it comes as no surprise to us when find out about the fancy new bideouf you have installed in your toilet. You also have fancy new age toilet stuff such as a four person shower, and mini bathtub that fits in your pocket, and a toilet that cleans and unclogs itself with a flushing mechanism called "flushing". What happens is water falls down and washes the stuff out~!! It's real fancy I tellz ya!

 And in the backyard you have a trampoline and a Barbie. You love to put the barbie on and cook up a biiig sausage -cause you love your meat- and jump on the tramie in your undies wile singing "YMCA" and other HP songs. When it's done you jump off, utilising your acrobat/ gymnist skillz yo!

 You also have a tricked out ride. Btw, your bed is blue. And your pickup is also blue. It's amethyst and it's shiny and has mad silver rims. It has mad grillz and a wicked subwoofer. You are the envy of all the other pimps on the block.

 oh, ddid I mention you were incarcerated once? For pimping. That's why you have to do so much community service now. Your current job is stay at home son. And your income is pocket money as you are still only 14 and live in your parents converted summer home. XD jks, you are 32 and live alone and are bolding, and your job is working at the doll. Brush up on your Chinesse Steve! You'll need it! (been watching too much wog boyXD)

 Ok seriously now. You are 20ish. You work in a doggie day care, grooming pets and picking up after them and shit. Actually you pick that up too. DONT EAT IT (again)! IT'S NOT REALLY CHOCOLATE! But you have a nice peacefull life.

 I'm back allright! *smirks*
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Post by: poets on July 13, 2008, 02:19:03 AM
^ DEAR INTERCHANGEABLE YO-PAIRINGS!!!!!!!!!! How DO YOU KNOW?!?!?!?  :shocked:

Ok srsly now though... I'm not a musuko(son/boy) i'm a musume(daughter/girl) XD... Don't live in a green house and i don't really like the color blue

socks to a wall...... that's um... i'm gonna have to say no... i don't have a wall with socks. i do like socks though.

I don't chat with hookers but that all depends on perception :lol;

I don't own fish... I have a super cute kitty cat though :wub:

Quote
You like to dance around your living room naked, wearing sometimes a fluffy scarf to keep you sexy
*popoe has officially died from laughing so hard* Sekushi Fu~Fu~

LOL@ you being distracted by eri XD

and I'm not 14

but i would SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LOVE A TRAMPOLINE <3

on another note though... when are you planning on updating sweeety? Hmmmm or how about writing one shot?

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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 13, 2008, 03:31:59 AM
^ Oooh sweeety will have a story up soon (get back to writing it missy!) and it's worth the wait ;)
I know you will trust me on that :P

On a random note, I feel all gothy atm coz I'm listening to Within Temptation :lol:
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Post by: sweeety on July 13, 2008, 10:39:01 AM
on another random note I already posted......... twice! gigidi gigidi gigidi! boo ya!
 I posted in sweeety's sweet sales. Oh wait, that's my store in marapets XD I posted in sweeety's stories. Sorry to dissapoint you lolipopgirl, but only one is semi pervy XD I made funnies - or at least i like to think they're funny

 I think they are pretty original. I hope you guys like them >:<
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 15, 2008, 11:41:40 AM
I'm in such a YoMaki mood today, which is kinda random although its all coz of some 2000 vid I was watching this morning and Maki was sneaking over next to Yossy, awww! :heart:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 19, 2008, 03:40:15 AM
Hello? :lol:
Yup, I'm back! Japan was really great!! The best vacation of my life!!!
Anyway, should be back in the swing of things soon!
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 19, 2008, 04:18:55 AM
YAY :w00t:
Welcome home... we've missed you! *ponce*

Fill us in on all the good things from your trip too :D
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 19, 2008, 04:26:21 AM
Hey lollipopgirl!!
I plan to do a bunch of post on my LJ but I'm just resting right now. :lol:
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Post by: tru_harmony on July 19, 2008, 04:38:19 AM
woot! strawb3rrykream is back!!!! hoping to read your next fic, dear!!!

how was your trip? did you take lots of pictures? did you buy any H!P item???

haha... welcome back!
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Post by: poets on July 20, 2008, 02:32:01 AM
GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M HYPER!!!!!!!!!!! NO LIE O_O

I never go comment crazy in the fic section and today I am.

I'd like to make a mention  or mention a make or w/e. Where are the updates!?!?! </update demand>  *glares at all the authors that haven't updated* July is turning out to be a SllOoOoooooooW month =(
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Post by: tito on July 20, 2008, 04:23:17 AM
GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M HYPER!!!!!!!!!!! NO LIE O_O

I never go comment crazy in the fic section and today I am.

I'd like to make a mention  or mention a make or w/e. Where are the updates!?!?! </update demand>  *glares at all the authors that haven't updated* July is turning out to be a SllOoOoooooooW month =(

Guess I'm guilty of that XD School is driving me nuts but I still haven't figured out what exactly is making me so busy..I won't leave the story in the air, I promise!  :wub:Yeah, July is gonna be a very sloooooooooooooooow month..oh well, at least there are new writers out there in this month! :cow: (Need to apologise for not reading the newer works coz I'm really busy XD )
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 20, 2008, 04:29:33 AM
woot! strawb3rrykream is back!!!! hoping to read your next fic, dear!!!

how was your trip? did you take lots of pictures? did you buy any H!P item???

haha... welcome back!
Thanks, it's good to be back! I'm working on something right now.
It was really fun!! I took a bunch but my aunt took more. I bought probably about $100 worth of H!P pics and $200 at HMV (music store)
I'll probably be making some posts on my LJ but I need to recover first.
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Post by: Estrea on July 20, 2008, 06:36:27 AM
I guess I'm guilty of not posting too, but I had good reasons! XD

Firstly, I was at work for the last two weeks, then I had to spend time with my best friend who just left the country yesterday, so I didn't have much time to do much of anything at all.

But now I'm free (for another 2 weeks), and I'll try to update as fast as I can. ^_^;;;
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Post by: JFC on July 20, 2008, 07:02:58 AM
HOLY CRAP rokun CAME UP WITH MIKIJUN IN THE PERV FIC SECTION!!! :rofl:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 20, 2008, 07:52:26 AM
^
NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! :doh:

PS Sorry to everyone for spamming up this thread! :lol:
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 20, 2008, 02:54:21 PM
Question: How long do you have to be a H!P fan before you are no longer classed as a 'newbie'?
Hmmm!
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Post by: Estrea on July 20, 2008, 03:05:41 PM
^Answer: No idea. Wait until the next batch of newbies come in, I guess.

XD
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Post by: poets on July 20, 2008, 04:07:19 PM
^No, that can't be XD ... that just makes you less of a noob.

You stop being a newbie when you remember H!P's history? If you don't know the founding/original groups, then you're still in the process of growing out of the noob stage.

At least that's what i think.
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Post by: Rei.rev.07 on July 20, 2008, 04:35:33 PM
*randomly pops in*

I think you stop being a newbie when you stop feeling like one. There's no way of telling exactly when you're not, unless you've got some newb basher glued to your tail reminding you of your newbie status here and there, and then suddenly disappearing one day o_O. When you're confident in your knowledge of most things H!P (after getting your facts straight), then...yeah.
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Post by: rokun on July 21, 2008, 02:02:24 AM
Hmmm *wonders if he's stilll a newbie*

And damn, I don't check this thread in a couple days and I get mentioned again. XD (thanks JFC for the nod! :lol:)

I guess I'm guilty of not updating much this month either. For some reason I've gotten drawn to the perv section instead... :ph43r: I'm gonna need to work on that this week. One of my fics here needs to be done within the next month or so.

Although... I've also not written as much because I'm getting ready to move to nowhere in a couple weeks lol. I kinda can't wait until I get to Japan from a writing standpoint, cause I can imagine all the stuff wandering around there is gonna inspire me to write about... I'll actually know a few things about the settings in my stories. XD

There's even a new chapter of Gegenschein I need to catch up with...
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 21, 2008, 03:14:47 AM
You stop being a newbie when you remember H!P's history? If you don't know the founding/original groups, then you're still in the process of growing out of the noob stage.

At least that's what i think.
I had a great teacher so I learnt that real fast, thus that doesn't count :P

*randomly pops in*

I think you stop being a newbie when you stop feeling like one. There's no way of telling exactly when you're not, unless you've got some newb basher glued to your tail reminding you of your newbie status here and there, and then suddenly disappearing one day o_O. When you're confident in your knowledge of most things H!P (after getting your facts straight), then...yeah.
I like that idea!
But considering the 8.5-9 years or whatever that i was totally oblivious to the existence of H!P I think I will all ways feel like a newbie until I make up for that time  :banghead:
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Post by: Sukoshi on July 21, 2008, 03:35:25 AM
I don't know...you can easy make up for that time by watching lots and lots of videos XD  I felt my newbiness only lasted a couple of months in the beginning...since I just watched stuff like non stop when I got into the h!p world and I easily absorb and remember what I see/read...though my brain is a little scary like that.  I feel that when you can spend a good chunk of time answering questions on h!p rather than asking questions...that's when you have outgrown your newbiness.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 21, 2008, 04:10:55 AM
I feel like I'll always be a noob because there will always be ppl who know more than me. I know, it's kinda stupid, but I tend to feel that way about a lot of things. I'm hoping I'm becoming less noob-ish, though! :lol:
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Post by: lollipopgirl on July 21, 2008, 04:15:59 AM
Sukoshi, I like what you said... That makes me feel like I'm not a newbie... I killed my internet during the first few months coz of the amount of vids I watched and then had to get a new plan so I had higher d/l limit coz I watched (and still do) too much :lol:
But I'm with kream of strawb3rry as well :P
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Post by: Rei.rev.07 on July 21, 2008, 05:04:48 AM
I feel that when you can spend a good chunk of time answering questions on h!p rather than asking questions...that's when you have outgrown your newbiness.
Aha, I like that line a lot.

As corny as this sounds, you never stop learning XD. It actually helps to feel like a newb with many things, as it helps you want to learn more. There was a moment when I felt like I knew enough about H!P to just stop doing "research"...and unsurprisingly, it got boring.   
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Post by: poets on July 24, 2008, 03:35:20 AM
Well, since this is the general discussion thread for all of us... I guess I should post it here. I'm having issue, MAJOR issues, with my laptop and can't properly access it. Several of the stories I was working on are stuck in there, I'm not to worry though. Once the laptop is repaired (by the end of this week) I'll have full access to them NO PROB. So if any of you were wondering (which i don't think you were) why I hadn't posted up the next chapters of my stories... now you know.

over and out,
Poets  :pimp:


P.S. I'm using someone else computer :lol:
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Post by: Estrea on July 24, 2008, 02:51:55 PM
Not sure why I'm posting this. Maybe it's because I'm unwell, and therefore melancholy. Who knows? Moods come and moods go.

Got to thinking about the girls, you know. As characters, in our stories. Oh, they're real people, that they are, but once we start to write them, they become characters. Real people becoming fake people in a story-verse where the writer is judge and jury, God and Lord.

So they become paintings. Caricatures. A different kind of reality. Still people. But not the same people that they are, in our reality. No, they cross into story-world, and become something else.

People still, but not the same anymore.

I wonder how it is we treat them, we writers, we who pretend to play God in our little universes. I read stories, I write stories. Do we treat them with respect, as people deserve?

Or do we treat them as toys? Plasticine, blocks of clay to be played with, molded into whatever shape we desire?

Somewhere along the way, I think we sometimes lose sight of the fact that they're fake people, still people, based off real people who (I hope) have no idea what we're doing with our images of them.

I try to respect them. Little me, big me, pieces of me. I respect even little fragments of imaginary people, woven out of my own consciousness, who aren't even based off real people. Not like the girls. But I do love them, like my own. They are my own.

Do you think of them? What do you think of them? How do you think of them? Caricatures all? We do, after all, have so little to go by. Little pieces, possibly real, possibly fake. So many possibilities.

Are what we see on video the truth? Or lies? But there is truth even in a lie, reality in what is said and not-said. What is presented may conceal much, but the choice to conceal such too, reveals much.

We read, we write. We pretend to understand. We play in our own little backyards. Sometimes we let others peek, visit a little. Sometimes we cross over, watch others, watch them at play.

We play with dolls here. Dolls all, based off our favorite girls. Each of us who write, our own set of dolls available to us. Some basic; others more detailed, more precise. Some even collector's editions, practically lifelike. Those are rare, and there are those who watch and learn, and add more to their own dolls. Crude dolls, exquisite masterpieces. They're all here.

And then now I wonder. I do so wonder.

How many of us actually know how to mold a human?

I leave in peace. My throat burns, it rumbles, a wracking cough that tastes of blood. Blood remembered. I take my rest now.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 24, 2008, 05:02:03 PM
Just to tell you, Estrea-san, sometimes you scare me a little. :lol:
Anyway, yeah, I think you're right. We really don't know what they're like so we just make up what suits us. I was actually trying to explain my fanfic writing to my mom yesterday. I kept telling her they're based on real ppl but aren't. And she was like :?
I'll be honest, respecting my characters never really occured to me. I respect all the girls in H!P but the little personalities I create don't get as much. I just never thought about it. Call me a bad writer or whatever but I just never thought of them as real, I guess. Because I'm fairly sure that none of the girls act in the same way that I write them so they are pretty fictional. The only thing they share is names. And occasionally bits of info, like favorite food or something.
Get better soon! Cuz I want updates! :D
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Post by: Estrea on July 24, 2008, 05:37:00 PM
Just to tell you, Estrea-san, sometimes you scare me a little. :lol:

Don't worry, I scare me too, you're not the only one. XD

I'll be honest, respecting my characters never really occured to me. I respect all the girls in H!P but the little personalities I create don't get as much. I just never thought about it.

Most people don't think about it. It's easy to forget sometimes. Toys are easy to get, easy to discard.

Call me a bad writer or whatever but I just never thought of them as real, I guess. Because I'm fairly sure that none of the girls act in the same way that I write them so they are pretty fictional. The only thing they share is names. And occasionally bits of info, like favorite food or something.

If I were feeling better I might have decided to chew you out for this. XD I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to writing, and I sometimes get upset when people don't take it seriously. Of course, parody is an entirely different category on its own, and I enjoy it greatly. But the first step is to respect what you have to work with. Michelangelo saw the statue in the stone, and revealed it to the world with his chisel. He respected his material, that much I believe. But I prattle on too long. No one really cares what I think. We all believe what we like to believe. ;)

Get better soon! Cuz I want updates! :D

Believe me, I'm trying. XD
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 24, 2008, 05:44:20 PM
If I were feeling better I might have decided to chew you out for this. XD I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to writing, and I sometimes get upset when people don't take it seriously. Of course, parody is an entirely different category on its own, and I enjoy it greatly. But the first step is to respect what you have to work with. Michelangelo saw the statue in the stone, and revealed it to the world with his chisel. He respected his material, that much I believe. But I prattle on too long. No one really cares what I think. We all believe what we like to believe. ;)

Perhaps I'm glad then because I have a feeling I'd be a lot more afraid of you if you did! Mm, I can see what you mean. I shouldn't just treat them like nothing. Maybe I'll become a better writer if I respect my material.
Thank you for helping me see my ignorance. :lol:
Sorry, it's sounds so cheesy! XD
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Post by: rokun on July 24, 2008, 08:24:03 PM
Aww don't be scared of the Essy-chan teddy bear. XD

Although, I do hope she's getting some good sleep now! :yep:

It's when you yourself take on the character of one from your story that you really have to begin to worry. :heart:

I'm not sure how much "respect" we can really say we give these girls, especially for those who venture into the perv section. Maybe I'll give a Japanese interpretation of it: they're celebrities, they're there to be lampooned. :lol:
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Post by: Estrea on July 24, 2008, 08:28:40 PM
Aww don't be scared of the Essy-chan teddy bear. XD

Hey don't ruin my rep! XD

Although, I do hope she's getting some good sleep now! :yep:

Obviously I'm not sleeping... >_> <_< >_> XD

I'm not sure how much "respect" we can really say we give these girls, especially for those who venture into the perv section. Maybe I'll give a Japanese interpretation of it: they're celebrities, they're there to be lampooned. :lol:

I meant respect for them as people. That they are human and not merely...objects. And eh, perv doesn't count. It's its own category. Lol.

Throat hurts. Need sleep. XD
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Post by: rokun on July 24, 2008, 08:39:03 PM
*gasp* You get yourself into bed, girl! Chop chop!

I also meant to say, that post sounded like something I'd come up with when I'm intoxicated with fatigue too lol. I get rather melancholy and depressed... At the same time though, I find it's the best crack for writing at those times too lol. You need to be in a certain alternative emotional state to be at your most creative. Or well, at least I do.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 24, 2008, 08:52:21 PM
Hmm, I do in fact respect them as ppl but when I write, sometimes I feel they change too much. Like my characters are barely the same person. Which could be good or bad, depending on the situation. Like sometimes I feel like I go beyond what these girls would be comfortable doing in real life. I guess that's the fiction part of fanfiction. I do try to make them realistic sometimes, though.
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Post by: Yuuyami on July 24, 2008, 09:08:15 PM
xDDDDD

Same here, Rokun, same here. xDDD

Let's see...

Thanks to Essy-chan's post, I feel inclined to add a metaphor of my own xDDD~!

Everyone here knows that I love to draw/paint/etc, right? Well I'm drawing my words from that. xD -bricked from the pun-

It's basically the doll thing Essy-chan talked about that got me thinking about comparisons to art. Here we are, fanfic writers/artists being presented with a blank canvas while our models are real life celebrities. We paint our idols on this blank sheet much in the way we write them in our stories. As we draw, we scrutinize our idols further, "Oh, I didn't realize she had a mole there!" and then we draw in her missing mole. "HA! How could I ever forget THAT!" and then we draw what we missed in there, creating effective sculptures of the people we idolize.

I personally paint my idols in a respect that they're not simply some person posing for my empty canvas. I give my paintings emotions and movements (though my actual writing style sorta doesn't reflect that... >_> <_< ) reminiscent of the actual model o-o...  Sure, I'm painting my perspective of how they act, but at the same time, I respect their beings and I do my best to do them justice in my artwork. When I finish writing them, sometimes I wish they were tangible so I could just hug them 'cause it's like I gave birth o_o... I treat everything I write like my widdle baby ;-;...

xDDD I'm really bad at discussions... I'm not sure what I wrote made a whole lot of sense but oh well, I got it out of my system o___o...

On an unrelated note, I made a new less-intimidating signature and new advertisements clickable signatures for OCG II and my tales thread~ xDDD Hope the promotion gets around o-o;
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Post by: poets on July 25, 2008, 01:02:22 AM
Man... I read Estrea's post this morning and wanted to post my opinion on it.. but duty called. I hope I'm not to late now. Anywho here we go.

A while back I was unsure if I wanted to dip into writing fanfiction for H!P. It was... well, odd for me. I had written fanfiction before but the characters were fictional themselves. So I turned to a very well known author from this forum who helped me feel much more comfortable about it, she told me "What you're writing about is the public character that the Idol presents, not the person them self".  It helped me put proper perspective on things and feel less guilty.

It's impossible to write a realistic story about someone you don't really know to the core. You work with what is given to you and what is given to you is, up to a point, a manufactured personality fit for public exposure. As idols they have certain public standards to live by, I'm not saying they lie (all the time) but i'm sure they with hold ALOT of information about themselves and what they do in their private time.  Now, when I was little they told me "Even if there's a small lie in the truth, it's considered a complete lie." If something is not true then it's not real/fake, a synonym for fake is fictional. So, in its own right, I'm writing about a fictional character.... even if aspects about it are true.

I agree with the doll point, they are our personal dolls… every character we write about, based on someone real or completely made up, is our own personal imaginary doll. We can’t forget the fact that in the end we are fanfiction writers and what we fans write is fiction, never to be taken seriously. As fanfiction writers we take what information we can take and interpret it to fit our style of writing. We then place our interpreted characters in different scenarios and make them behave accordingly.
As for issue regarding respect, I do respect them. I don’t think any self respecting writer can write a decent story about the girls if they don’t respect them as people.  As for my characters… well, it’s a little hard to respect something that doesn’t really have a free will :lol:

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut yah know wat? in the end... I guess all that really matters is you're happy with what you wrote with and that your readers are happy about it too! ^_^

If I were feeling better I might have decided to chew you out for this. XD I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to writing, and I sometimes get upset when people don't take it seriously.

I get what you mean by purist, but I wouldn't call you one... cause a complete purist wouldn't change anything about their idols and most likely would find fanfic writing close to horrific. Instead of purist I'd call you an embellisher, you enhance something by adding fictional information.  <echo effect> ESTREA THE EMBELLISHER  </echo effect> come oooon admit it, it has a nice ring to it, nee?

annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd that's all I had to say.

*gloomily walks back to RL where her computer patiently awaits to be fixed T____T*
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Post by: tru_harmony on July 25, 2008, 01:30:38 AM
thanks, poets...
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Post by: cool_kickin_dude on July 25, 2008, 02:07:44 AM
i need to get back to writing my fics..I've been a little depressed the past week or so with problems at home..

writing seems to help me fine :)
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Post by: Estrea on July 25, 2008, 10:35:54 AM
As for my characters… well, it’s a little hard to respect something that doesn’t really have a free will :lol:

Funny, I'm the complete opposite. I might have made them, the characters at least, but they're like my...children? XD It's hard not to regard them as autonomous individuals despite the fact that they are technically under my control because I write them. But once you get past some point, they begin to develop their own...personality? That's if you know what you're doing though. Lol. In any story, the first few chapters might have been of your total control, but once you get further and things get established, your characters can and will write themselves. XD But the point I was trying to make was that...argh, it's hard to explain. All I can say is that whatever you write...know it, love it, understand it. Take pride in it. XD

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut yah know wat? in the end... I guess all that really matters is you're happy with what you wrote with and that your readers are happy about it too! ^_^

Yeah. Whatever makes you happiest should be good. Of course, in my case, I was absolutely miserable at one point of my writing "career" because I stopped writing for myself and tried to please all my readers instead. Heh, figured that out eventually. Write for yourself first and foremost, since you're the one staring at the story the most. ^_^

I get what you mean by purist, but I wouldn't call you one... cause a complete purist wouldn't change anything about their idols and most likely would find fanfic writing close to horrific. Instead of purist I'd call you an embellisher, you enhance something by adding fictional information.  <echo effect> ESTREA THE EMBELLISHER  </echo effect> come oooon admit it, it has a nice ring to it, nee?

Oh I think the purist you were thinking of is the "idol purist" where one wouldn't want to change any aspect of their beloved idols. I'm the kind of purist that...is loyal to the very concept of writing itself? Haha. I live and breathe writing, worship it even. Grammar and spelling errors are offensive to me lol, but I can grudgingly turn a blind eye to it at times. I write about the girls, "change" them, as you like to put it, but it's a way for me to try and figure out how their minds work. It's my way of interacting with their personas in a safe environment. It's my way of fangirling? Haha. Some people make AMVs, draw pictures, make siggies and avatars, pic-spam and spend lots of money on merchandise. I just write. Haha.

I hope I haven't intimidated people (too late I think lol), but I just take the whole writing business a lot more seriously? It's so integral a part of me that I wouldn't be complete without it. I respect that others have their own opinions about this, and this is my own. That's all I have to say.

Now to go get myself terribly bruised in a martial arts lesson. Ciao~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 25, 2008, 11:25:49 AM
My much shorter opinion on this:
The girl's are based loosely on real people, yes, but those people become somewhat like actors taking on a role. The fic itself is like a movie, having the girls placed in roles and situations that you the writer create for them. You mold them to fit the image you're trying to portray from your perception of their character, direct them in scenarios created in your mind and decide which other 'actors' (in their own new roles) they talk to, fall in love with or hate even.

By taking pride in your work and how you approach the above you're respecting them in the sense that you're providing them with the best... uhm... working environment (I guess) that you can. If you skim over the molding of their role into a more than one-dimensional character then you're selling yourself, and the girl's as people, short (I'm guilty of that!) :oops:

Fanfiction itself kinda depends on the opinions of each person and I'm sure many could argue very valid points as to why it's completely disrespectful to the girl's we claim to adore but for me, provided people are able to establish the solid line in their minds of what is real and what is fiction and not become obessed with the later (in a bad way that is), then it's all good... and that goes for everything in life, not just fanfiction.

So yeah, I hope it makes sense :oops: I have a tendency to often lose track of what I'm saying during rants :lol:

*tries to check for spelling and grammar mistakes as to avoid offending Essy* ;)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on July 25, 2008, 03:51:31 PM
Aww, you quoted the uninteresting parts of my post

Funny, I'm the complete opposite. I might have made them, the characters at least, but they're like my...children?

That is probably the cutest thing I've ever heard you say XD... awwww makes we wanna give you candy *gives Estrea candy*

Setting aside that cute comment at the beginning, I do get what you say though. If I recall I wrote something similar about making the character act accordingly in the scenario you put them in. Believe me though, I get what you mean.
 
:O quick question.... wait never mind  :sweatdrop: it'd compromise my rep. I'd PM it but then that'll just make me weird :|


Oh I think the purist you were thinking of is the "idol purist" where one wouldn't want to change any aspect of their beloved idols. I'm the kind of purist that...is loyal to the very concept of writing itself? Haha. I live and breathe writing, worship it even. Grammar and spelling errors are offensive to me lol, but I can grudgingly turn a blind eye to it at times. I write about the girls, "change" them, as you like to put it, but it's a way for me to try and figure out how their minds work. It's my way of interacting with their personas in a safe environment. It's my way of fangirling? Haha. Some people make AMVs, draw pictures, make siggies and avatars, pic-spam and spend lots of money on merchandise. I just write. Haha.


Oh. Well...so...um... no on the "Estrea The Embellisher" thing?


I hope I haven't intimidated people (too late I think lol), but I just take the whole writing business a lot more seriously? It's so integral a part of me that I wouldn't be complete without it. I respect that others have their own opinions about this, and this is my own. That's all I have to say.

Sorry after comments like:

Funny, I'm the complete opposite. I might have made them, the characters at least, but they're like my...children?

and

Aww don't be scared of the Essy-chan teddy bear. XD

Kinda hard to be intimidated XD

Now to go get myself terribly bruised in a martial arts lesson. Ciao~

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite O_o!!!!


My much shorter opinion on this:
The girl's are based loosely on real people, yes, but those people become somewhat like actors taking on a role. The fic itself is like a movie, having the girls placed in roles and situations that you the writer create for them. You mold them to fit the image you're trying to portray from your perception of their character, direct them in scenarios created in your mind and decide which other 'actors' (in their own new roles) they talk to, fall in love with or hate even.

good point XD, actors in the movie... I like the metaphor. ^_^

*goes to work now* bai~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: OTN1 on July 25, 2008, 04:10:45 PM
I don't know if anybody cares, but my characters are based on 3 things.  First of all, on the actual people (or what we know of them, be it lies or truth).  Second, they're based on people I know.  Third, there's a little bit of me in each one.  Things like Shige's ditzy way of talking, Shiba-chan's sensibility, and Miki's idiocy come with liberal amounts of me added in terms of opinions and some experiences.  But I don't think my characters are realistic portrayals of our idols.  My stories rely on a whole lot of "what if"s.

The characters that I write that I respect the most are the ones whose opinions or actions I disagree with.  That's when I feel like I've succeeded at something.  It's like that good feeling you get when you argue the opposite side of your opinion in a debate.  You still feel strongly about your opinion, but you revel in the fact that you have a mind open enough to see things from another point of view.

Am, I even answering the question? :lol:  I don't know.  Seemed kind of relevant when I started writing it.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on July 25, 2008, 04:40:46 PM
@Lollipopgirl: I like the movie metaphor, I always feel like a director when I write. Thinking about scene, setting, camera angles, focuses, little details and stuff that makes up the whole image. Yuuyami always says I have a movie in my mind. XD

@poets: Haha, I'm glad you find me not intimidating. I wouldn't want to scare people off. XD Thanks for the candy though, even though I'm not into sweet things really. ^_^ Any questions you want to ask is fine, just PM me, or add me to AIM or MSN, I'm almost always online if I'm at home. XD The invitation goes out to everyone. Just add me, as rokun says, I'm a cuddly teddy bear once you get to know me >.> Sigh. XD Oh well. And yes, I'm taking lessons in Muay Thai. I just learned how to snap-kick someone properly. >D But don't worry, I don't bite...much. XD

Oh and OTN1, I totally agree with you. XD There's a lot of me in my characters, bits of me, which is why I'm always so attached to them lol. Yeah I get what you mean about writing someone who you disagree with, but sometimes I lose sight of that by kind of becoming that person? Like taking a walk in their shoes. It's creepy how it works, because when I get into character, I start talking and acting like them for a day. o_o Even thinking like them, if I do it right. I don't really have a strong grounding for what makes me "me", even though I would like to think that I'm quite self-aware...

Well that was a long post. o_o Time to shower. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on July 25, 2008, 04:49:31 PM
xDDDD

I find it amusing that most of us OG post our AIMs and MSNs up but no one else bothers to post their's or talk to us xDDD... Come to think of it, it was me who had to go and talk to some of y'all on MSN/AIM, afraid that I might offend someone or something like that o-o...

And you call us intimidating? lmao xDDD We're all friendly people, yo~ Just don't lick Loser-chan xDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on July 25, 2008, 08:08:03 PM
But once you get past some point, they begin to develop their own...personality? That's if you know what you're doing though. Lol. In any story, the first few chapters might have been of your total control, but once you get further and things get established, your characters can and will write themselves. XD
Well there seems to be quite a deep discussion going on in here, but I just wanted to respond to this comment by Essy :heart:.

This is what usually seems to happen in my stories. Yeah I direct the characters, give them some initial characteristics to flesh them out a bit, and have ideas for goals and directions I want the plot to take (nothing would ever get written otherwise and I'd get into a state of constant writer's block). But after the story and characters actually start developing, they really somewhat begin to take on a life of their own. I try to prod them on toward that eventual goal, but how the story actually is written comes foremost from how those characters interact with each other. Sometimes those plot events and goals I'd intended even completely change because it just wouldn't feel right to have the character that's been developed do such a thing.

I find myself a lot of the time feeling like I'm just "watching" their interactions to see how they turn out. That's why I'm vague a lot of the time when someone asks what's going to happen to someone or other and just say something like "We'll see how it turns out!" or "I'll be interested to see what happens with her too!" because in many cases, I'm not sure how a specific interaction will turn out, and won't really know until I get to the situation and write it while doing my best to stay true to the characters.

Hmm, so that's not necessarily all that related to the greater discussion going on here, but it does give an impression of a certain segment of it. I rely more on my intuition and observance of interactions between the girls irl or their characters in order to create the characters that inhabit my stories. As people have said, fact can be misinterpreted, misrepresented to where we never know what's really true or not. Of course you can say if it's not, what's the big deal? But I find there's more truth in the subtler expressions that can be observed... You can mask your words easily but it's much harder to mask your body language... Some of the girls who've been around a long while have perhaps even perfected doing that (Sayumi, or perhaps Reina could be examples of that), but as much as they're in the public light there's always something you can draw from what they do. From a flicker of their eyes as they talk, to even just the way they talk, their style of speech, it's all there. The problem is interpretation. I do my best, but even if I'm wrong, to me it gives my characters just that little extra spark of life, and so makes me enjoy what I write so much... I agree with Essy :heart:, and I've said it before myself too: The most important thing is to love what you write yourself.

Ok that's enough from me now. >.>
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on July 26, 2008, 09:29:25 AM
After reading the last couple of pages...

...


I'm reminded of why I'm a better reader/commenter than I am a writer. XD
(okay, the whole "being an English teacher" probably has a little bit to do with it too)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on July 26, 2008, 11:14:10 AM
....-bricks yuu-chan- >_>.....

I am nice, unless you happen to catch me in a foul mood then well..that's a different story.
Besides, no one talks to us because YOU, Yuu-chan make us look intimidating with all your...flirtatious and sneaky-cunning thingy you do...>_>

That's all I gotta say lol, everyone seems to have said what was needed to be said in...epic proportions..

And as I see it, every time I am mentioned, it seems..quite negative but in a good way...
hmm...quite a...reputation I have here...I suppose..>_>.....

I understand if I made absolutely no sense here..Its okay, I'm just deprived of sleep at the moment!
I will go away now lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: High-King on July 27, 2008, 07:37:46 PM
So yeah, I hope it makes sense :oops: I have a tendency to often lose track of what I'm saying during rants :lol:

/lurker mode off

i agree with yas.

/lurker mode on
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: erink on July 28, 2008, 06:42:02 PM
Man, I sure miss erink. She was definitely the shining light in the 'second gen'. This place just isn't the same without her.

Haha. Things sure have changed, huh? So many people from when I was active kind of disappeared like I did. Of course a few are  alive and kicking but I'm still living in the past. It's mind blowing how much new stuff is around since the last time I was here (last year-ish).
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on July 28, 2008, 08:38:50 PM
^
HOLY CRAP IT'S ERINK!!! :o
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 29, 2008, 10:02:21 PM
erink, you're the author of the UNFINISHED Another Day at H!P, aren't you? Can we perhaps expect updates? *prays* Or no?

I'm having trouble with my story. I really want to give a backstory and I've started it but something's lacking..... :( I can't seem to get what I want out of it!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on July 30, 2008, 12:49:00 PM
Man, I sure miss erink. She was definitely the shining light in the 'second gen'. This place just isn't the same without her.

I was seriously thinking that the other day you know!  It's either you or me with some kind of esp!

No one does crazy funny like you erink~  :wub:

I've come to terms with probably never knowing what was the big snowball in Break but I still crave your almost daily doses of humor...oh those were the good old days XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 31, 2008, 03:05:23 AM
OMG! It's times like these that make me regret being a writer!
Someone tell me what Aya can do to make Ai love and hate her at the same time!!! :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on July 31, 2008, 03:29:35 AM
@SUKOSHI: WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEEEEEN?!??!?!!? I've been wondering why i hadn't seen you in this section. ^^;

@SBK: o.O... wouldn't that be all on Ai? DEMO GANBATE, Nee? SBK-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember Yuu'ichi's helmets aren't suppose to break O___________O!!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on July 31, 2008, 04:42:47 AM
@poets  *goes into Risa mode* Eh?!?!?! USO!  lol I hope you are only talking about this tread in general and not the fanfic section overall XD  but as for this thread when everyone was talking back and forth about character respect and all that (even though I totally agree with it) I took it as a chance to run for the hills  :sweat:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 31, 2008, 12:46:32 PM
@SUKOSHI: WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEEEEEN?!??!?!!? I've been wondering why i hadn't seen you in this section. ^^;
Sukoshi has been busy filling me Sayu sugary goodness so shhh, do not disturb :P and you must be blind... I've even seen that big 19 sig in your threads.

@ Kream of Strawb3rry: Do not rush or I shall hurt you :twisted: Just let it sit in your head for a while and develop itself, eventually it will jump up and bite you and not let you function probably till you get it out... Trust yourself :) (I just noticed you updated so ignore me now :oops: )
Oh oh oh, I finally get the chance to tell you, I am sooo in love with your new sig :wub:
I miss the old one (first thing I ever said to you on this forum was that I loved that sig :lol: ) but I can deal seeing you replaced it something equally as awesome! :heart:

My gah! I am sooo in a talkative mood :oops: Mainly coz I fell behind in fics coz I slept heaps this week and now I am procrastinating coz the amount of 'new post' symbols are intimidating me.

Sha la la la la...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on July 31, 2008, 12:59:59 PM
lol thanks for reminding me lolli....by the time I change my sig I think Eri will be 20...I should go work on that XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 31, 2008, 03:02:49 PM
^ It's good... If you keep it consistant with her age, than I shall mostly be reminded of my own age and I don't have to think about it... riiiiight!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 31, 2008, 06:27:25 PM
@ Kream of Strawb3rry: Do not rush or I shall hurt you :twisted: Just let it sit in your head for a while and develop itself, eventually it will jump up and bite you and not let you function probably till you get it out... Trust yourself :) (I just noticed you updated so ignore me now :oops: )
Oh oh oh, I finally get the chance to tell you, I am sooo in love with your new sig :wub:
I miss the old one (first thing I ever said to you on this forum was that I loved that sig :lol: ) but I can deal seeing you replaced it something equally as awesome! :heart:

My gah! I am sooo in a talkative mood :oops: Mainly coz I fell behind in fics coz I slept heaps this week and now I am procrastinating coz the amount of 'new post' symbols are intimidating me.

Sha la la la la...

I updated but there's another part coming...and I'm stuck again. But I did start it.... :lol:
Thanks! I know, I totally remember that, when you had the cute Risako ava. I was debating on whether I should change it or not. I like my old one too! But when I made this, I couldn't let it go unnoticed! :lol:
I was wondering why you weren't commenting on anyone's stories!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on July 31, 2008, 07:09:17 PM
^ This is turning into a long fic for you :w00t:
I miss my Risako ava :( I think I need an update soon :lol:
I still haven't got anywhere with catching up on fics, hehe, I haven't even read ur update :oops:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 01, 2008, 05:00:13 AM
^ This is turning into a long fic for you :w00t:
I miss my Risako ava :( I think I need an update soon :lol:
I still haven't got anywhere with catching up on fics, hehe, I haven't even read ur update :oops:

Yup! It's a good challenge!
I'm not really a Risako fan but that ava was adorable! :wub: Update would be good but Takagaki is so cute! Love the "Twice!" on the ava. Reminds me of something... :? XD It's always weird when ppl change their sigs and avas because it's hard to recognize them initially! I find it funny but annoying! Sometimes, I still don't even recognize my own! :lol:
C'mon, lazy! I've even updated and added some pics to my LJ!!! :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 01, 2008, 05:18:49 AM
lol thanks for reminding me lolli....
For a split second, I read that as "thanks for remaining lolli".

XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on August 01, 2008, 12:19:01 PM
LOL

someone's bound to actually type that in the future now XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 07, 2008, 05:30:56 AM
Back after a few days off. Catching up on the amount of updated fics is gonna take me another few days. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on August 07, 2008, 05:41:39 AM
on another note.... I didn't know where to post this and have no idea where the IRC relieve moment thingy is so here is the story of Jabrinosaur: (actually it's more of a history channel special on the whole species)

jabrinosaurus is a rare species of saurians. It evolved from a jabisaurus in the mid Jurassic period. Its feeding habits are most unusual, feeding only on mammoths and other dinosaurs bigger than it. jabrinosaurs travel and hunt alone as they are solitary animals. Their three stomachs break matter down swiftly so they can eat up to three times their own weight. They also use those stomachs for storing food and other things they might need in the summer months, when they hibernate to escape the suffering of the heat as they are covered in thick layers of fur. Their silky smooth coat is a green/purple colour with orange dots and they trully are the most peculiar of dinosaurs. *ad break*
Jabrinosaurs are asexual as in they breed without sexual intercourse. They can also change forms as their cell structure has no cytoplasm or it has a very flexible one from what we deduce but we cannot tell as most of their  structural and chemical composition has decomposed through the millions of years since they have been extinct
Jabrinosaurs breed like so : they form their own eggs inside their ovaries since jabrinosaurs are hermaphrodites and then they fertilise them at that part of their menstrual cycle. After the egg is fertilised it just drops out and hides in the jab-cave. After three weeks the eggs have developed fully and baby Jabrinosaurs are born :)
when jabrinosaurs are born they have no hair, or limbs then as they mature they gain limbs, both sets of reproductive organs and hair :) and their heads slowly emerge.
Jabrinosaurs were the first species on this planet to create their own form of language and crude writing.
They scratched images and crude letters onto the walls of their jab-caves and spoke in a language much like a mix of Asian language which today would sound like a muddle of vowels.
Jabrinosaurs spend their spare time at the watering hole, flirting around and drinking ice tea when they are old enough they can choose between having a life partner and dropping one of their two reproductive organs or stay alone and keep both


 I rest my case..... sort of.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on August 07, 2008, 05:47:27 AM
also all of a sudden I'm good at Biology... I used to never remember what the hell we do there or what the thingies are called... but now... now it's like I have the answer to everything the teacher asks! I am sooooo disturbed by this. DAMN YOU LOLLIPOPGIRL! YOU AND YOUR BIOLOGY GOODNESS! Making me all good at it and stuff.... dammit.

 ok don't damn you... but go online more... oh yey it's thursday!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 07, 2008, 05:24:25 PM
... is it just me or are we getting a new wave of fic writers and readers this month?

yay! more life in the forum!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 07, 2008, 05:48:07 PM
^Yup I noticed the new wave! Even though I don't really read new people's stuff that often (too lazy, unless I'm in a good mood XD), but I definitely noticed the new people commenting. XD

Always nice to have fresh blood around. ^_^ *cough*shamelessselfpromotion*cough* XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 07, 2008, 06:28:46 PM
Wow, I'm feeling less noobish already!!!
But then again, a couple of them are ridiculously good already! :lol:
Always nice to have fresh blood around. ^_^ *cough*shamelessselfpromotion*cough* XD
:grin: :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Tyler_Wood_2005 on August 07, 2008, 06:54:04 PM
Hey Guys, I thought I took a long enough break from when I last added a chapter to my super long, "Mutant Musume" fanfic. So I'm ready to continue once again.

On another note, did you know I started this story around October 2005 :O :O :O, And one of the reasons I haven't been continuing is because certain H!P members are gone now and it feels alittle strange to continue the story without them. And another confession. It's not like I didn't have alot of free time. I just got a PS3 earlier this year. So I've spent countless hours playing my PS3.

I'd say, ok, play for an hour or 2, then do something else. *many hours later*, oh crap...oh well, play some more.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on August 08, 2008, 12:24:12 AM
Im just happy that people always have something positive/constructive to say

thank you very much from all us newbies  :pandaaa:

please continue to help us along our way  :mon cute: thank you guys again
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on August 08, 2008, 01:36:51 AM
New wave? xDDD

Does this mean we've gotten hachiki members, finally? xDDDD

Oh well, we'll have to see if any moar people join in to really be sure o-o...

xDDDD Remember, if you want to improve your writing, the bootcamp's the way to go~ <33
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 10, 2008, 12:05:28 AM
was there ever a time that any of you writers suddenly (and i really mean suddenly) "lose it"?

i mean you know what to write and you have the words in your head but as you write it down it doesn't feel right?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 10, 2008, 05:11:56 AM
Soooooooooooooooooooooo many fics to catch up on.

:dizzy:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 10, 2008, 05:47:59 AM
was there ever a time that any of you writers suddenly (and i really mean suddenly) "lose it"?

i mean you know what to write and you have the words in your head but as you write it down it doesn't feel right?

I know that feeling very well. The only way to beat it is to write something. Anything. Doesn't have to be what you intended to write. You just have to do something to break the block, or you can hope it goes away on its own. But the latter one doesn't always work, so yeah. ^_^; Ganbare!

Soooooooooooooooooooooo many fics to catch up on.

:dizzy:

*pats* Good luck, and good job! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on August 10, 2008, 05:49:33 AM
You should model your new JPH!P T-shirt when you get yours, Estrea  :wub:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 10, 2008, 06:32:22 AM
Oh fine oh fine. XD I'll find someone with a camera, cos I don't have one. Lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on August 10, 2008, 06:41:26 AM
^ how many times have I heard that line before XD

And big ups to Poets!! voting sure was TIGHT!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: meowchi on August 10, 2008, 06:53:27 AM
heck yeah it was! and i'm trying to update it all but my connections being mean! like guy who wants crack but doesn't have 20 bucks mean!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 10, 2008, 07:07:22 AM
I know that feeling very well. The only way to beat it is to write something. Anything. Doesn't have to be what you intended to write. You just have to do something to break the block, or you can hope it goes away on its own. But the latter one doesn't always work, so yeah. ^_^; Ganbare!
ood luck, and good job! XD

Thanks, Estrea-san!  :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics CONTEST WINNER CONGRATS TO lil_hamz!!
Post by: daigong on August 10, 2008, 11:26:15 AM
Just an edit to this post:

CONGRATS TO lil_hamz!!

Please PM daigong your mailing address / email for prize claimification!!!!

I can post even if it's locked cuz I'm gangsta :P

EDIT:

Just to recap

Mad props to Poets for giving up yo prize. lil_hamz is the WINNER!

so send daigong a PM stating T-shirt size, and email and regular address.

heck yeah it was! and i'm trying to update it all but my connections being mean! like guy who wants crack but doesn't have 20 bucks mean!

still stealing wi fi from fat guys? dude, what if he wanted to DL some Food Network stuff? him and his piehole would be so said :P I'm a go ahead and edit some posts. Just to help out cuz I  :heart: ya.

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tito on August 10, 2008, 04:12:31 PM
Congrats!

Oops, I've been out of this place for a few weeks and I've missed so much! I promise to catch up with the stories and continue FYI. Please forgive me, readers and writers, I've another exam coming up pretty soon and this school life is killing meeee. Please forgive me. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 10, 2008, 05:58:35 PM
Whoa, poets gave up the prize? Anyway, congrats to lil_hamz for winning then. And poets, you're a nice person! :lol: Gotta admire you for that! :wub:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 11, 2008, 12:44:29 AM
...congrats to both lil_hamz and poets! I say both of them are winners... awesome fics from both of you!!!!

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: redux on August 14, 2008, 02:25:03 AM
Looks like I missed a party XD, well congrats to lil_hamz and poets I suppose,  even if I don't know exactly what you did!

Nice to see this thread, always had hoped for such a thing but never thought of actually suggesting it. Hoping to (finally) be able to follow a fic from the start because everytime I try I always find myself away from here for a while and can't keep up! Well, time for a bit of a scout out methinks.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 14, 2008, 02:52:07 AM
Almost caught up with everything. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 14, 2008, 04:02:41 AM
^You're incredible, you know. XD I wouldn't have the focus needed to work my way through everything.

...most likely because I just can't be bothered. XDDD; Too many to read.

Still, bravo! *claps for JFC*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 14, 2008, 09:12:45 AM
Don't clap yet, I may have just reached my limit after spending the last 5 hours working my way through the updates of meowchi's MM VS zombies fic.

I really need to cut down on the massive commenting. It's just draining me like crazy, particularly when authors post up SO many update posts within a short period of time. As a reader, I need a bit of a break now and then, but I can't afford to take one because then the updates will just keep on piling, meaning even MORE posts to read through and comment on at a time.
:mon ghost:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 14, 2008, 09:18:51 AM
^i heard you...

... i would be lying if i tell you that it's okay if you don't comment on my fic for awhile because i absolutely love your comments and i usually wait for your comment before writing the next update now... but yeah... maybe you can shorten the comments a bit... you're practically in almost every thread...

thanks for all the effort you've poured into commenting in my fic JFC!

magpahinga ka nga muna... babagalan ko pag-update...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 14, 2008, 09:49:44 AM
^
Hindi mo kailangan gawaiin yan. Okay naman ang "pace" nang mga updates mo.

At least with your fic, even if you do several entries at once, they're usually short enough that I can just go with one or two comments per entry. It's these massive-epic updates that are wearing me out (i.e. the ones where I feel the stupid need to comment on something every 30 seconds as I read).  It's part of the curse of having such skilled writers all here, not to mention just having so MANY active writers here. This section of JPH!P has really taken off in terms of activity within the last 6 months or so.  If we were to go back a year, I'd say that we've increased our activity in this section (in terms of active writers and the rates at which they update their fics) by at least 2 or 3 times.

So yeah, we've got a lot more writers than we used to, and they're updating a LOT more frequently than we used to see. Combine that with my being a "story freak" (which causes me to read almost everything here) and my need to find out what happens in these stories...and yeah, I'm just wearing myself out.  :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: redux on August 14, 2008, 02:50:28 PM
^ I have to say, I've always admired your staying power JFC...obviously people love seeing comments for their stuff and especially when they're as in depth as yours tend to be...but I don't think anyone could be especially annoyed if you did decide just to slow things down a bit. Like I said myself I'm hoping a couple of people can psot some new fics so I can get things from the beginning because trying to catch up with updates from everyone would be damn near impossible for me.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: OTN1 on August 14, 2008, 03:37:55 PM
Hah, JFC, you should win an award for your commenting.  You make it look like you put more effort into reading than writers put into writing. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on August 14, 2008, 05:05:39 PM
I'm not even caught up yet :sweatdrop:
sooo many new ones... which I love and usually read but totally suck at commenting on :oops:
To all the newer writers, I'm sorry, I read them and just wanna pinch all ur little cheeks and pet your little heads but I'm forgetful and easily distrac... oh look something SHINY!!! :D :oops:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on August 14, 2008, 07:03:19 PM
Reading this makes me feel not so bad about not giving my fics a bit of a break. :lol: I've been hiking the past couple days, and tore my feet up, and my muscles are sore so it's fun just walking... lol. ...Not that that has anything to do with not writing. :oops: That's due mainly to the extreme need to review/study Japanese since I'll be going there in less than two weeks... Well, that and the Olympics, which has taken up way too much of my time as well! XD It's just a busy time I guess, huh... Maybe I'll get some writing done once settled in at Japan and not as crazy about going out and exploring as much. XD We'll see if that happens... Also I was mad at myself for somehow not having current copies of my fics on my laptop I'm using out here. XD (I'm in California now... actually at Yosemite atm where I've been doing the hiking...) So that even had to wait perhaps until I got back online, which... mmm... seems to be today! XD

Anyway, you take it easy JFC! And for all you writing new fics... Well, I probably won't read most of them. XD But I'll try to comment at the ones I do and like... I'll probably mostly read the traditional ones... (though Loser's new one scares me... :ph43r:)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 15, 2008, 12:08:19 AM
Hah, JFC, you should win an award for your commenting.  You make it look like you put more effort into reading than writers put into writing. :lol:
:rofl:


Reading this makes me feel not so bad about not giving my fics a bit of a break. :lol:
Dude, I love your current fic and all, but you have no idea how grateful I am that you didn't update it while I was gone on my mini-holiday the weekend before last. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on August 15, 2008, 12:13:27 AM
well on the subject of commenting, I agree with Tru

JFC I enjoy yu r comments cause they help me with my writing and what have you, gotta stay on my toes and I am just glad that people have been commenting. 

figure I would throw in my 2 cents
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: slasha on August 15, 2008, 02:58:03 AM
Well since school has started for me, I won't be updating my fic as quickly. I guess that's good news for you, JFC.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on August 18, 2008, 10:34:22 AM
So I force myself to stay at uni to study till at least 7pm and what do I end up doing... Commenting on fics :sweatdrop: At least I did a bunch of study too but damn you people and your fabulous writing skills :angry: :heart: :wub: :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 18, 2008, 03:48:17 PM
So I force myself to stay at uni to study till at least 7pm and what do I end up doing... Commenting on fics :sweatdrop: At least I did a bunch of study too but damn you people and your fabulous writing skills :angry: :heart: :wub: :P
Pffft, you know you love us! :mon noprob:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 18, 2008, 04:06:05 PM
So I force myself to stay at uni to study till at least 7pm and what do I end up doing... Commenting on fics :sweatdrop: At least I did a bunch of study too but damn you people and your fabulous writing skills :angry: :heart: :wub: :P
Pffft, you know you love us! :mon noprob:
no doubt! ... and i love you, lollipopgirl!!! ... i love you too strawb3rrykream!

... i work on my fic more than my thesis... seriously.

i'm a bad student
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on August 18, 2008, 09:18:11 PM
It's true, I can't deny it... But just coz I love you doesn't mean I have to like you  :mon blblbl: :gmon heartu:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on August 18, 2008, 09:37:31 PM
but we like/ love you so much!  :pandaaa:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 18, 2008, 09:59:05 PM
It's true, I can't deny it... But just coz I love you doesn't mean I have to like you  :mon blblbl: :gmon heartu:
Pfffft, stop lying!! :mon fan: I feel like I'm fighting with an older sibling! Nee-chan~ :monk gboy:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 18, 2008, 11:32:43 PM
It's true, I can't deny it... But just coz I love you doesn't mean I have to like you  :mon blblbl: :gmon heartu:
:dunno: ... there's a difference between liking and loving somebody!?!?!

http://www.youtube.com/v/g9Vs61CWDBc&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 19, 2008, 12:24:26 AM
:dunno: ... there's a difference between liking and loving somebody!?!?!
Personally, I think there is. For example, you kinda have to love your family, right? Because they're your family. But if they get on your nerves or you get in a fight and say "I hate you", that means you don't like them but not necessarily don't love them. If that makes any sense.
But in Japanese, suki is kinda both love and like, depending on the situation.
*reassures tru that Ishiyoshi LOVE each other*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 19, 2008, 12:27:59 AM
Personally, I think there is. For example, you kinda have to love your family, right? Because they're your family. But if they get on your nerves or you get in a fight and say "I hate you", that means you don't like them but not necessarily don't love them. If that makes any sense.
But in Japanese, suki is kinda both love and like, depending on the situation.
*reassures tru that Ishiyoshi LOVE each other*
... thanks for that reassurance, sb3k... for a moment there, i started preparing a rope to hang myself with...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on August 19, 2008, 12:33:01 AM
there is nothing that coud shke the steady foundation of Ishiyoshi, no matter what they will survive.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on August 19, 2008, 12:56:57 AM
Lollipopgirl... you little charmer you :lol: :roll: *licks the tip of her finger and touches Lollipopgirl with it* I CLAIMED HER!!! She's mine ~.~

Right so... my computer is fully functional and running at full speed. YAY that means i can post again =D... WOOHOO! So lets see how many stories i have to read...*goes to look* ....O_O.........ok... i'll be back in a few...maybe....
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 19, 2008, 02:32:57 AM
Lollipopgirl... you little charmer you :lol: :roll: *licks the tip of her finger and touches Lollipopgirl with it* I CLAIMED HER!!! She's mine ~.~

Right so... my computer is fully functional and running at full speed. YAY that means i can post again =D... WOOHOO! So lets see how many stories i have to read...*goes to look* ....O_O.........ok... i'll be back in a few...maybe....
Damn, I'm feeling spammy today!!!
Don't fall for Nee-chan's "charm"!! :D
So that's where you've been!!! :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: redux on August 19, 2008, 04:13:39 AM
I can't believe how active this section of the site is since I've been away...not that I'm complaining of course. I think I need some time to get my head around it though. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on August 19, 2008, 12:16:55 PM
but we like/ love you so much!  :pandaaa:
Awww that makes me feel all loved  :shy1:

It's true, I can't deny it... But just coz I love you doesn't mean I have to like you  :mon blblbl: :gmon heartu:
Pfffft, stop lying!! :mon fan: I feel like I'm fighting with an older sibling! Nee-chan~ :monk gboy:
*squeals* I've never had a little sister and I won't until I put my plan to kidnap Kanna and get my mother to adopt her, into action... In the mean time, you'll do :w00t: Ummm, I suck *cough* imouto-chan???
*pounces*  :mon cheek:

:dunno: ... there's a difference between liking and loving somebody!?!?!
There is a difference but there isn't always a difference, depends on the situation, so like Kream of strawb3rry has already said when reassuring you, IshiYoshi do love each other ;)

Lollipopgirl... you little charmer you :lol: :roll: *licks the tip of her finger and touches Lollipopgirl with it* I CLAIMED HER!!! She's mine ~.~

Right so... my computer is fully functional and running at full speed. YAY that means i can post again =D... WOOHOO! So lets see how many stories i have to read...*goes to look* ....O_O.........ok... i'll be back in a few...maybe....
Who... me? Neeeever!  :gmon sweet: I feel like such an object... and I LIKE it!  :gmon heartu:
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG you can post again, which means....... New stuff soon!!!!!  :gmon twirl: :gmon sing:

Damn, I'm feeling spammy today!!!
Don't fall for Nee-chan's "charm"!! :D
So that's where you've been!!! :P
There is no spam in this thread, only postwhoring :P
Hey, don't ruin my fun little one  :poke:  :mon nyah:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on August 19, 2008, 02:55:42 PM
I'm back... I'M HEALTHY AGAIN!! WOOOOOOO!

so glad to finally be able to look at a computer like a normal person and not have to hold a laptop up which although got me ripped hurt like helllllll.....this is why I'm never gonna go take a shower right after my sis again... bitca used up all the hot water and I got a wry neck from a freezing shower on like the coldest day here :(
not to mention getting gastro before that..... but a teacher says that maybe the neck was from the gastro as someone else had the same symptoms too.....hmm.....anywayz, I'm just so freaking glad I'm healthy again.....

but now I have to catch up on a shitload of homework :( damn stupid year and anger at teachers who kept me back a year.....also lolipopgirls best online friend/little sister/ buddy spot has already been filled ;) (by me I think..... I forget though.....)

wow, this place has been bussier lately....heck even I wrote stuff......which was quite an accomplishment and I cannot be responsible for what has been written in the perv as there really was no way for me to actually see what I was writing as I couldn't hold it up while typing so I had to just try and remember where the buttons were and go with that..... but I managed to write a fair bit..... I officially finished Misery and although I'm too lazy to write a perv for that I think I might be persuaded to write it anyway by one miss loli...popgirl, loli ;)

also where you been gurl? I hardly see you online! Oh wait, that's cause I haven't been online :$ sorry :(
I hope we get to be online at the same time sometime again hopefully soon =3
Cya babe, love you  :) (I mean it :D)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: poets on August 19, 2008, 04:20:17 PM
Lollipopgirl... you little charmer you :lol: :roll: *licks the tip of her finger and touches Lollipopgirl with it* I CLAIMED HER!!! She's mine ~.~

Right so... my computer is fully functional and running at full speed. YAY that means i can post again =D... WOOHOO! So lets see how many stories i have to read...*goes to look* ....O_O.........ok... i'll be back in a few...maybe....
Damn, I'm feeling spammy today!!!
Don't fall for Nee-chan's "charm"!! :D
So that's where you've been!!! :P

Yeeeep that's where i've been.... I posted that i had no comp o.o.... I was lucky to log on to MSN or post a little here and little there on my moms Lappy. Glad to be back! *huggles SBK* I missed you.... you should really PM me your MSN o.o... I'm always bugging Lollipopgirl... i should bug the rest of you too MUWAHHAAHHAAHAHAH... us 7th gen members need to stick together... neeeeeeee?

as for your neechan... well... kinda hard to resist her charm... we've all fallen for it XD  :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

@Sweeety:
Dude... that sux.. i'm really happy you're feeling well again. An ungenki Sweeety makes a very ungenki forum section ;_;. Gabatte on your HW and so on, K? ^_^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 19, 2008, 06:13:41 PM
So much 7th gen writer love. XD

Don't forget your old senpai(s) here!

*coughs weakly* I just got home from a full day of work too...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on August 19, 2008, 06:35:31 PM
I don't get it sometimes... why are you guys so lovey-dovey with each other??

XPP
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 19, 2008, 06:36:51 PM
^Don't bother with Stefy, guys. She's just PMSing. :P

Share the love~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on August 19, 2008, 06:51:17 PM
 :mon cweepy:


hah... Damn you E(A)ssy!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 19, 2008, 06:53:59 PM
^Yeah, but I'm a smart one! So there! XD

But I love you anyway. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 20, 2008, 01:38:39 AM
@poets: *glomps poets* Missed you toooooo~ I don't have MSN... :( But I do have an sn. I'll PM it to you if you want it. Yeah, nee-chan does have this....aura!
So much 7th gen writer love. XD

Don't forget your old senpai(s) here!

*coughs weakly* I just got home from a full day of work too...
Awww, don't be sad, Estrea-san!!! We love all you senpai too! :heart: :heart: :heart:
Even stefy-san! :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: heyyouhiya on August 20, 2008, 01:44:13 AM
*looks around nervously*
I've occasionally glanced at this topic but never actually got around to posting here
and after reading the last page...I don't really understand it XD
oh well...

Hello all *waves*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: redux on August 20, 2008, 01:45:02 AM
^ Please don't leave! I feel I'm in the same spot and the sugar rush in here is too much to handle by myself!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 20, 2008, 02:07:17 AM
 :lol:
Don't be too freaked out, you guys! It's just a place for us writers to hang out/discuss writing tips or whatever. XD We're just talking. Don't be shy!! Get in on it!!! :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on August 20, 2008, 04:55:48 AM
*is pretty freaked out in here* XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: wings4dreams on August 20, 2008, 05:27:18 AM
Whaaaaa!! How come I never spotted this place before?!  :shocked:  I mean look at you guys!  You're like talking to each other about stuff and things!  how exciting!

Oo oo! Me me! *rasies hand*  I want to talk about something with you guys too (cause I  :heart: you)...but what?   Hm... :dunno:  Hmmmm... :tama-uhh:  Hmmmmmmmmm............. :mon dunno:  yup, I got nothing... :bigdeal:  This may have been the most pointless post ever *sigh* sorry... :err:


*slinks away* :kickass: :banana: :leek: :pirate: (um, I couldn't find a 'slinks away' animation, so I just used these random senseless ones)


Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 20, 2008, 05:39:02 AM
don't slink away, wings!!!

hm... anyway... i'm thinking of moving my oneshot "Holiness" here... but i think everyone's read it by now anyway... i don't know... but it doesn't feel like a fic unless it's here... in my blog... i feel it's like a philosophical rant...

have YOU read it?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on August 20, 2008, 05:40:26 AM
I haven't TRU!! Hook me up to your blog :wub:

That :kickass: is my personal favorite hahahaha

I gotta add more, check for it! There's more excitement in HiP Joint!! Slink there :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 20, 2008, 06:01:53 AM
Here's a link, Master daigong!  :wub:

 The IshiYoshi Hopeful  (http://1444hopeful.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: heyyouhiya on August 20, 2008, 06:03:40 AM
^ Please don't leave! I feel I'm in the same spot and the sugar rush in here is too much to handle by myself!
*is pretty freaked out in here* XD

Well I'm glad I'm not the only one a little overwhelmed by everyone here XD
I'm going to try and get into the groove everyone has here without being too destructive....please be nice ^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 20, 2008, 06:27:04 AM
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one a little overwhelmed by everyone here XD
I'm going to try and get into the groove everyone has here without being too destructive....please be nice ^^;
We'll be nice!!! *whistles innocently* No really, we will be. Or at least I will..... :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 20, 2008, 06:39:51 AM
Oi, I promise to be nice too!!! because everyone here has been nice to me...

this is such a nice place...

:)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 20, 2008, 06:58:19 AM
Oi, I promise to be nice too!!! because everyone here has been nice to me...

this is such a nice place...

:)
As long as updates keep comin, it stays that way. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on August 20, 2008, 10:39:35 AM
Wooooooohoooooooooooooooooooo I finished my assignment! I officially finished and printed and handed in and spoke the speech bit of MY ASSIGNMENT!!!!!  :cow: :cow: :cow: :cow:  (dancing cows are an understatement in this case)......

 :mon angel:

 But I got told off by the teacher for speaking too fast, stuttering, not breathing and trying to beat up the clock.. but it wasn't my fault! That stupid clock was saying shit about my moma! XD Also my voice was a high pitched low sounding screech of words  :oops:

 OMGASS A SHIRENU SMILEY! I JUST HAFTA USE IT!  :shilivid:

 I was looking at them and the first thing that popped up was "IM LIVID" and after about twenty minutes I realised (from the pigtails) that it was her/him XD

OMGASS! I can describe how I got a wry neck with smileys!

  :onionshower: :cool2: :badluck:  :mon freeze: :mon ko:  :fever:

 except I'm not a monkey..........or an onion

but now I'm healthy.................................................................... no really.........................ok I'm healthi-er

 :mon fu: :gmon hot:

 @ oneechan :  :gmon heartu:
 @ JFC :  :gmon no: :gmon getout: :gmon pissed: nah, I'm jkng, :  :gmon bang: :monk gboy:  :thumbsup
 @ daigong :  :bouncy boobs:
 @ newbziez to this thread :  :welcome
 @ all the grandparent fic writers eg granny Essy and Grandpa's Stefy and Yuumy (cause I'm too lazy, not cause I don't know how to spell it)  :onioncheer:  :wriggly: :nya:  :mon noodle: :mon ehh: :mon thumb: :mon misch: :mon slapass: :mon huh2: :mon butt3: :mon trannie: :mon rockstar: :mon whimper: :mon firecrack:

 @heyouhiya : YOU! I IS ANGRY @ YOU! YOU DESTROYED HAWT CHARMIKITTY RABU RABU!  :mon worklate: :gmon ringu: :gmon pissed: :mon ghost: :mon wakey: :mon POd: :mon uggh: :mon cweepy: :mon wind: :bangchair: :fuckyou: :whip: :pirate: :kickass: :knee: :trout: :sheep love: :temper: :scolding: :grr: :fainted: :badluck:

 remember no rabu rabu and no rabu rabu make sweeety go crazy.....

also tru_lies is siding with Hitler! It Shall Not Be Endured!!!!!!!!!! (at least write at some point that they made hot sweet rabu rabu =3)
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Post by: stefy on August 20, 2008, 11:03:54 AM
^Oi Mr. sweeety why the hell am I Grandpa?!
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Post by: sweeety on August 20, 2008, 11:25:37 AM
^ cause yuumy scares me...more.
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Post by: heyyouhiya on August 20, 2008, 03:42:23 PM

@sweeety: eh!? :O When did I do that? *thinks* I can't remember...
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Post by: lollipopgirl on August 20, 2008, 03:45:14 PM
I don't get it sometimes... why are you guys so lovey-dovey with each other??

XPP
One of two reasons:
1) We get bored easily and need a way to entertain ourselves
or
2)We are incredibly lonely in real life and need to feel some remote form of love one way or another

:P
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Post by: redux on August 20, 2008, 03:50:44 PM
What the hell just happened?  :O



Finally! After two years of request they finally add the Cookie Monster! Now my posts won't look so stupid putting :monster: on the end!

Damn, I guess that doesn't work anymore...
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 20, 2008, 04:25:11 PM
One of two reasons:
1) We get bored easily and need a way to entertain ourselves
or
2)We are incredibly lonely in real life and need to feel some remote form of love one way or another

:P
Damn, for me, it's both! XD I really need to get a life.... :sweatdrop:
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Post by: Yuuyami on August 20, 2008, 05:03:46 PM
o_________________o;

I was swept away by all the 7gen loveydoveyness, roffle xDDD You guys are so cuuuute! <3

I'm... what am I o_O Grandpa? xDDD I'm a girl, dearie o-o'

ROKUN! You have no right to say that about them xDD What about us and our special escapades at night with our fellow OG, huh!? xDDD... Anywho o-o;

xD Great to see all the love in this thread, woo!
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Post by: wings4dreams on August 21, 2008, 02:40:45 AM
lol no worries Tru I'm not going anywhere just yet, not when I've decided to be more active an' all.   :pen_whirl:

Quote
One of two reasons:
1) We get bored easily and need a way to entertain ourselves
or
2)We are incredibly lonely in real life and need to feel some remote form of love one way or another

Ahhh yes...I too have trouble with number one and number two....um..........that sounded bad didn't it..... :mon sweat:

btw diagong, lol I don't know where this alleged "Hip Joint" is...actually I only ever go to the fanfic section, heh, although I did somehow manage to find the pervy section  :twisted:
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 21, 2008, 04:05:36 AM
One of two reasons:
1) We get bored easily and need a way to entertain ourselves
or and
2)We are incredibly lonely in real life and need to feel some remote form of love one way or another
Corrected!

:lol: but really i just love it here... everybody's awesome... more 7th gen love!!!  :wub: ... but i more or less love everybody here...

lol no worries Tru I'm not going anywhere just yet, not when I've decided to be more active an' all.   :pen_whirl:
ALL RIGHT!
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Post by: sweeety on August 21, 2008, 12:21:41 PM
@ Yuumi (again, I'm lazy.....but you'd think If I really were I wouldn't bother writing this super long explanation instead XD jks) you're not gp, Stefy is! Because she's grumpy and woke up on the wrong side of the bed! So stop switching sides with her cause grumpy Stefy is scary as well..... your highness *chants* plzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillmeplzdontkillme

and I may have been wrong but were you not the one writing "...." actually I forgot the title as it escapes my mind at the mind at the moment, but its the one that started before YokoZano thingy and its context is after YokoZano thingy (I can't remember that titel well either.....)

 Now I'ma wash up for my cyberdate with lolipopgirl... I'm wearing the skirt tonite ;) XD jks.................ok maybe I am wearing a skirt but you'll never know~!
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Post by: wings4dreams on August 21, 2008, 08:10:40 PM
Quote
and I may have been wrong but were you not the one writing "...." actually I forgot the title as it escapes my mind at the mind at the moment, but its the one that started before YokoZano thingy and its context is after YokoZano thingy (I can't remember that title well either.....)

whoa whoa, wait a minute here...you mean the person you're mad at about the charmkitty rabu rabu being destroyed is the author of...uh........*achem* Yes well, DARN YOU, HEYYOUHIYA! DARN YOU FOR RUINING CHARMKITTY RABU RABU!! YOUR EVIL! WHAT NEXT? ARE YOU GOING TO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE FOR SOMETHING YOU DID BAD!?!?! EH?! EHHHH!?  :scolding: 

Sheesh, I tell you Sweeety, some people...  right? *laughs nervously and backs away slowly*  oooookaaay, weeeell, I'm gonna go now... *trys to sneak away*  :mon trudge: 
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Post by: sweeety on August 22, 2008, 11:32:29 AM
I rememebered the titel! whipped cuffs and hand cream!.....can't help but feel like I just said that a bit wrong though..... oh well..........

but now I'm starting to think it was you wings4drool.....you seem shifty..........

anywayz I was talking about the rabu rabu in the last chapter.....when they were (dare I say the word?) fucking (I dared say it XD) and then all of a sudden MIki moans "YOSHI!" and I'm like "OH SHIT!" and then everything's fucked up -pardon my french, it's been a long day- and they sorta break up.....
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Post by: poets on August 22, 2008, 08:22:13 PM
It's funny... the moment i get my computer back... it gets hacked
W/E it's all good now.


SO YEAH i just read the past three pages of the thread XD, and got updated.

And all I have to say is

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: 7th gen = LOVE :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


We just all naturally gravitate to eachother :wub: and I don't agree with Lollipopgirl's reason  :P ...

you're charming Lolipop but not THAT charming to convince me of those reasons.

I'd guess it's a newbie thing o.O? We're all in the same boat and situation when it comes to our writing, so we encourage eachother =D and want to see eachother succeed but at the same time we wont loose to eachother. It also helps alot that we're all very friendly :) and have endearing qualities  ^-^

..... OH, I almost forgot..... WE ARE THE MOTHER FREAKING BEST GEN EVAH   :wahaha: *hi5s all the 7th gen writers*

Which reminds me... I think we're probably up to 8th gen now... maybe... cause i'm seeing a big new wave of writers. *needs to make a list of all the members that belong to the 7th gen... just for personal keep sake* ^^;

And to all my OG writers... you all know you're special to me ^_^... specially a specific few of you ^_^ :mon innocent:

@SBK: yes please PM me ^_^



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Post by: Sukoshi on August 22, 2008, 09:37:51 PM
*Sukoshi walks in*

 :stoned:

7t....7th...gen...love....too...st..s.trong~

 :on blackhole:
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Post by: slasha on August 22, 2008, 10:52:23 PM
What gen am I in? I hope it's 7th so I can feel the love  :lol:
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Post by: redux on August 22, 2008, 10:52:45 PM
:monster:
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Post by: heyyouhiya on August 22, 2008, 11:09:10 PM
Haha I don't even know what generation I am XD
Would someone like to fill me in?
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 22, 2008, 11:53:47 PM
^
Personally, I don't know what gen you are. :lol: But if you go back a bunch of pages (I'm not sure how many), someone (I forgot who) made a list of most members of the generations 1 to 7. Maybe that'll give you an idea.
I kinda love how lovey we are. XD
@poets: PM sent!
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Post by: poets on August 22, 2008, 11:56:38 PM
heyyouhiya, you are a 7th-gen <3 ... we're gen buddies ^_^

Sbk, 39 you very much ^_^
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 23, 2008, 12:01:34 AM

So let me roughly divide the eras

Hodge Podge Era - The stories that started off the fanfic section were very... random... xD
Morning Musume Era - There was a huge flux of Morning Musume-member focused fics from the first half of 2006
Berryz Era - Then there was a flux of Berryz writers who joined in
Random Era - There were too many sub-eras, so I just shoved them all in here xD From massive-cast stories and fantasy, it's all here o_O
Newbie Era - What we're going through now xD For some reason, I see that a lot of the commenters/writers here haven't exactly thoroughly researched each member before posting their stories, so hence the newb-ness xD
i want to believe that the 'newbs' then are not as 'newby' now... and that there is a new wave of 'newbs'

Quote
SU-PE-SHA-RU JE-NA-RE-SHO-N RAAAABU -bricked- Sorry, just had to do that xD. But yeah, I'm doing this based on the writers, not the commentors. So if you commentors are looking to classify yourself under a generation, try to remember when you first joined and what was popular at the time and that's where you are xD... Anywho, these reports are a little biased, but at the same time, I'm someone who has actually read most, if not all, of the stories that were posted here, therefore, I have a lot of viable evidence backing me up on my decisions. I don't mean to say that my decisions are law, but it will be hard to deny anything that I've said.

First Generation
The people who started the hodge podge era of course xD. I'm unclear on who started it, but Rokun came from here~ Woo~ Others include people like OTN1, Comrade, Vikitty, Tyler_wood_2005, and Katatsumuri. In fact, I think Kata's fic "Until Then..." (Or was it " 'Til then..." ?) marked the end of the Hodge Podge era and the start of the Morning Musume Era. At the moment, I think the one fic that stood out from this generation was Morning Battle by Vikitty. (I heard that Vikitty was banned for it? What? xD)

Second Generation
These people were the influx of the Morning Musume Era. Some of the people from here are Len.chan, Lil_Hamz, Mikan, Erink, Freya, and Wordsworth. As for why they brought on the MM era, it's just 'cause most of their stories focused on Morning Musume members. Wordsworth was a bit wishywashy though because he's credited with creating the first Berryz focused fic (I think). So he doesn't really count towards the MM era, but he's still a second gennie xD.

Third Generation
There were a lot of commentors that were joining at this point xD. However, the most notorious joiners would be The Cousins duo (Saikami and me, Yuuyami) and Goosefish. We all started a pretty brief Reina Tanaka x Maki Goto revolution, but then the fourth generationers joined xD.

Fourth Generation
These people sparked up the forums with life, in my opinion xD. A lot of good fics came out of these people, so I'm sorta inclined to call it the "golden era" of fanfiction just like MM's golden age. Loser87, Estrea, Feverinducedmadness, Slave, and more are accounted in here. Also, I'd like to bring in an analogy... Much like Love Machine is Morning Musume's million dollar song, Estrea's "All Aboard" would be the equivilant. I've never seen people comment so much on a single story, nor have I seen the peoples' impetus of constantly bumping her fic so much. No other story has had that luxury of being that well-loved! Lucky you, Essy-chan~ <3

Fifth Generation
After the Berryz era, there were just... really random fanfictions o_O Anywho, the people here would be people like... Whytphyr, indeceit, raspberrygashes, Rei.Rev.07, orangesocks, etc etc xD

Sixth Generation
To be honest, not many fanfiction from these people interested me much. The only newb (at the time) who had shown promising results was Almond with the Memoir series.

Seventh Generation
This is where all the newbs around this time came in xD. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ALL AAAARRREEEEE xDDDDDD. So like Koharu, all of you seem to be pretty new in fanfiction, and I was surprised to see the diverse cast of foreigners too. I admire that they are trying hard to overcome language barriers to write over here. Anywho, the members that would fall here would be pretty much Sweeety, Peti-chan, Strawberrykr3am, and still counting xD.

just figured i should re-post this here so we have some reference
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Post by: heyyouhiya on August 23, 2008, 12:40:17 AM
Oh cool
I kind of thought I was seventh gen but I wasn't sure ^^;

Thanks for reposting that tru_harmony it was very interesting to read XD
But it almost makes me think it's taking fanfictions to a strange level by dividing it into eras and gens...(not strange like bad...just odd o.0 )
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 23, 2008, 12:46:45 AM
i think it's cool that we have that generation/era thing going on...

after all, we are writing fanfiction on H!P where generations and eras matter...

plus, i think it's awesome that (as far as i know) we're the only fanfic forum that has this...
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Post by: heyyouhiya on August 23, 2008, 12:50:25 AM
Oh no don't get me wrong
I def agree that its cool
It's just also very interesting
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 23, 2008, 01:16:15 AM
^oh... i was actually agreeing with you... sorry if you felt otherwise...

i think an 8th gen of writers and readers is emerging... and that's cool too...

awesome awesome awesome...
more writers = more fics to read about...

i'm also pleased that there are new ishiyoshi fics going on...

... i miss tito... and F.Y.I ...

my writing's a bit off recently... *sigh*

i'm just ranting... :lol:
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Post by: wings4dreams on August 23, 2008, 02:30:13 AM
Hmmmm, so what gen would i be....?  I know it must be either 7th or 8th cause I came in about the same time as Tru.... *yelling* HEY, TRU, WHAT GEN ARE YOU?  :mon blowhorn:
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 23, 2008, 02:41:24 AM
i'm from 7th gen... LOVE!!!!!  :wub:
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Post by: redux on August 23, 2008, 03:01:43 AM
I'm no wiser...
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Post by: Tyler_Wood_2005 on August 23, 2008, 03:34:27 AM
Yay~!, I'm a 1st Gen fanficker...I mean Fanfic writer :oops:
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Post by: Yuuyami on August 23, 2008, 05:40:03 AM
Roffle, someone brought my generation charts back? xDDD

But yeah, for future reference, it'll always be on Page 2. So it won't be that hard to find xD. If it is hard then well... It's a labor of love to find it o___O'

But yeah, from here on out, I think we should start counting newer members as 8gen. I only bring in new generations if there's a "pause" in new writers coming in (IE, the previous gen settling in xD) and then all of a sudden, another wave hits o-o...

xDDD I'm feeling so old now... I'd imagine it's even tougher for people like Hamz and Rokun, the older generations xDDD I wonder how they feel about watching the forum for so long o-o... They probably feel the boulder of oldness as opposed to my rock of oldness xDDD!!
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Post by: stefy on August 23, 2008, 07:04:27 AM
^ Uh ohhhhh.... you said hammy's old. RUN AWAY! RUN AWAYYYY!!!

-though I doubt she'll do anything about it, she'll just feel even OLDER-
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Post by: Sukoshi on August 23, 2008, 07:18:30 AM
Great...because you said Hammy san was old...now I feel old too!!

Welling being in second gen has it's perks....I can be Yasuda Kei! XD  Hammy would probably be Yaguchi

I always assumed her nick was from the minihams or hamtaro ^__^;
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Post by: wings4dreams on August 23, 2008, 07:19:57 AM
 :on lol: I think I need to start a list...the names sweeety has called me...

* chickn'wings

* wings4drool

* freedomwings <-- no wait, this one a co worker called me :gmon getout:

lol slash, I don't know what gen you're in either, but that doesn't mean you can't get any love  :gmon love: so enjoy this chocolet heart (hope you don't mind but I chewed on the edges a little  :mon sweat:)

Yaaay!!!  :on gay: *Runs to hug Tru, strawb3rrykream, lollipopgirl, and all the other 7th geners (to lazy to list them all)*  7th gen is the best!! :on slopkiss: :onioncheer: unless Yuuyami or stefy says I'm 8th gen, then... 8th gens the best!!  but I still want the hugs  :mon wtfmm: now. 

 
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on August 23, 2008, 08:03:19 AM
^i think you're seventh gen too... but love ain't exclusivist!!!

I LOVE EVERYBODY HERE!

the world has become a better place because all of you are in it!

*HUGS EVERYBODY WHO WANTS A HUG*
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Post by: maverickpanda on August 24, 2008, 02:07:02 PM
how do you determine what gen you are...hmmm am I 7th gen?

::hugs tru:: oh noes about the recent Ishiyoshi...will they make it? I hope they do

hurray for everything
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on August 24, 2008, 04:56:42 PM
Actually Mave-chan... You're the first eighth gen member xDDD You've joined in after the seventh generation became established here. You're the first new member since the 'pause' in new members xDD

Counting everyone after your debut an eighth gen as well xD
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Post by: stefy on August 24, 2008, 05:37:58 PM
Ha... there's a reason why maverickpanda is meant to be in eight gen.  XD

But does it really matter who's in what gen??
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 24, 2008, 07:58:41 PM
^ i don't think it really does... but i think it's just cool to have something like that... it's so H!P... XD
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Post by: Yuuyami on August 24, 2008, 08:09:48 PM
Yeah, it doesn't matter all that much xD I only made the charts with Rokun 'cause I was really bored and had nothing better to do xDDDDD

People seem to push for it though, so I guess it matters to them o-o;
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Post by: maverickpanda on August 24, 2008, 08:40:47 PM
doesnt really matter to me I like this forumn so much, so many hillarious/ supportive people when it comes to fics.

 :pandaaa: <~~~~ whenever im on the forumn
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Post by: redux on August 24, 2008, 08:50:09 PM
Can't I be 8th gen too? I have to admit I feel slightly left out considering I've never been given one. :monster:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on August 24, 2008, 10:12:18 PM
well I will consider you unoffiicla 8th gen

:: does secret 8th gen high five ::

either way no matter what gen the forumn wins with all the sweet stories and what have you old and new

woot woot
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 24, 2008, 11:13:04 PM
^ i don't think it really does... but i think it's just cool to have something like that... it's so H!P... XD
That is tru+h~ :heart: It just further proves our devotion to them.

And for the record, I'm proud of being 7th gen but it doesn't make me dislike anyone else in any other gen. I just think it's something fun. :D
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Post by: maverickpanda on August 25, 2008, 05:17:49 AM
no anamocity between the generations dont worry st3k we  :heart: you!
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 26, 2008, 01:57:52 AM
^
Domo~ The feeling is mutual. :heart:

I'm totally stuck with my Hero series. :( But I'm gonna keep trying because I really like it.
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 26, 2008, 03:59:48 AM
^GANBARE, strawb3rrykream!!!

i know you can do it!!!

and because you keep on trying, i'mma keep on reading your work!!!

 :heart:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 26, 2008, 06:14:05 AM
Thanks! I know I can always count on you (and everyone else) for support!!
I'm actually writing two chapters at once because I'm getting ideas for two different POVs. So it may take a while. :lol:

On a different note, you will probably never hear me say this again! But lollipopgirl, I think you're right about me....I should be a little less perverted. XD Dirty thoughts are plaguing my mind at inappropriate times! But it's so hard to be good!!!! XD
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Post by: peti-chan on August 26, 2008, 08:39:28 AM
Yay! I'm 7th gen member who breaks language barriers~! :gmon bang: *hugs poets , strawb3rrykream, lollipopgirl and the rest of lucky sevens* :gmon heartu:

And I agree with you str8k... it's hard to be good :mon sweat: Especially on this forum XD Oh and one more thing...I'm waiting for a Hero to come so ganbare ~! :lol: :mon determined:
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Post by: lollipopgirl on August 26, 2008, 09:47:25 AM
*hugs for everyone who has hugged me in their 7th gen lovage and for anyone else who wants them* :on slopkiss:

I love the fact that I get included in the 7th gen of writers when I'm not even a writer XD :heart:

@ kream of the best kind of b3rry: Awww hun, of course I'm right... In time you shall learn how common that is ;) Seeing you just had your first day back at school, I'm assuming you were unable to concentration at some point due to your wandering mind? :lol: XD
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 27, 2008, 02:03:42 AM
^
Well, you spend so much time here, it's natural for ppl to assume you write too. Which I know you do! :lol:
My wandering mind was worse today, though. :lol: This is gonna be a long year! :yep:
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Post by: meowchi on August 27, 2008, 05:32:53 AM
this reminds me of JFC for some reason... XD

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/funny-pictures-mouse-is-in-a-room-full-of-cheese.jpg)
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Post by: JFC on August 27, 2008, 06:09:51 AM
^
:wahaha:
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Post by: sweeety on August 27, 2008, 08:25:20 AM
why? Does JFC stand for "John Franklin Cheese"?
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Post by: wings4dreams on August 28, 2008, 01:58:24 AM
I've got bad news for anyone who likes whipcream and handcuffs and yokozano....I don't have the time to write them anymore (actually, I don't really have time to even post this...If caught I'll be in trouble...) :cry:  I have a lot of stuff going on, I just started college, my job called me back and I'm working again, and I have to care for all my younger sibs (there's three of them) cause my mom is in college too....I'll keep trying to work on the stories when I can (cause it's fun for me) but I don't know if or when I'll update again....sorry...

(if you don't like the stories your in luck less clutter on the forum  :'()

7TH GEN FOOOORRRRREEEEEVVVVVVEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!!  :heart: :heart: :otomerika: :muffin: :cow:
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 28, 2008, 02:06:45 AM
 :cry:

that is bad news... and just when stuff were getting hottt... anyway, i guess, we'll just have to bear with it...

i hope things turn our for the best for you...

just remember that you have a home here... whenever you find the time to update, we'll be here waiting...

7th gen forever!!!
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Post by: JFC on August 28, 2008, 03:12:06 AM
You go ahead and do whatever you need to wings. We'll still be here whenever you get some free time. :)
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 28, 2008, 03:44:42 AM
Aww, wings4dreams! :cry: I'm gonna miss you and your stories. Like everyone else said, we'll all be here when you come back!! Love you~ :heart: And good luck with college and the rest of your life.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on August 28, 2008, 05:43:59 PM
Out of curiosity, to all readers/writers here, what was your first contact with fanfiction in general? Like, what fandom you started out with.

For writers, assuming those whose first fanfics are not H!P, where did you start out and what were you first writing? XD

And to everyone in general, what are your expectations of fanfiction aside from pairings? What do you like to see (other than fanservice XD) and any pet peeves about writing? XD

-trying to start up conversation- Lol. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Aioros on August 28, 2008, 07:33:38 PM
My first contact with fanfics was back in high school, when not everyone had internet and when porn was in the form of VHS tapes. One of my classmates gave me a printout of a Sailor Venus story, ecchi of course. Naivete got the bast of me and I thought that story was canon, thinking that it was all part of the main story. Reading about my favorite senshi in that kind of scenario gave a 'no, not her!', 'lies!!!','she can't be doing this,oh shi...she did it...', 'awesome, there should be a sequel!', feeling :lol:

I started writing YuYu Hakusho fanfics 8-9 years ago. Pretty much the same genre when I started writing H!P fics *cough*ecchi*cough* I can remember that the fics I wrote that time were made in just an hour. XD

After reading some of the fics, the perv ones first, of course(yes, I'm honest) when I was new in JPH!P, I was itching to write my own. I thought that I'd be fulfilled after completing one, but there was a feeling that I had to write more. And here I am, still writing, even when I'm supposed to be doing some office work.(stopped writing perv fics though)

I didn't know that H!P would have this kind of effect on me. There are times when certain scenes/dialogues in my fic or from the fics I've read keep repeating in my head even in my sleep. Maybe it's the challenge of writing the girls the way I see them, they way people know them and the way I want them to be in my fic. Or maybe it's my mind telling me to stop being lazy and go write something.

For expectations. I haven't had the chance to read some of the newer fics but I'd like to see more fics like OCG, Normal, All Aboard, and recently, slasha's Girls of Platoon C. Fics that put the girls into a different kind of environment, fics that take them out of their idol-y life. :P

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Post by: meowchi on August 28, 2008, 09:04:21 PM
I started writing YuYu Hakusho fanfics 8-9 years ago.

HARDCORE :monster:
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Post by: sweeety on August 28, 2008, 11:45:22 PM
ummm....hmmm

ok

first fanfics I read were Buffy the vampire slayer ones..... I got directed to them from a buffy chat room when I was like.....14? Maybe....probly younger. Anywayz I went there and felt strange new happy and gross feelings that I could not explain.. I found myself asking questions such as "Why is Giles taking off his pants?" and "Why is Spike bending over?" XD

 The first fanfic I wrote was posted in the jpopmusic forums and this was a few months ago..

 I first wrote this ...well I don't wanna talk about it.. it might ruin it.. But I was inspired by too many things and after a while I found it hard to stay on target so I quit it after a few chapters... Mainly because what I imagined would've taken too much room and been too long.

 Then I came here and posted my ass off in my lil thread.. Oneshots...twoshots.....beershots...mugshots.....
Then I found the perv thread :$ hehehe I posted like crazy there too..... I think I posted the most stories I ever made there. I dunno why but I prefer putting them there...mainly cause I know my friend wont read them there XD

buut I'm kinda bugged that no one really replies to them (except lolipopgirl usually and even she's too busy to read my stuff nowadays)

Now I'm busy trying to finish off my already started ones while trying to start other new-er ones and at the same time going to school which reminds me... oh shit! I forgot to fill that paper in! And talk to my mum abou college! And stuff! And I have to go to school soon so cya'z later :) bye bye
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 29, 2008, 12:04:57 AM
My first fandom was......the OC. Yeah, I know. Anyway, I wrote a couple fics but got bored with it. They were mostly like lovey fluff stuff. Nothing like my pervyness now. And I'm much happier with my writing and my fandom now. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: heyyouhiya on August 29, 2008, 12:09:12 AM
The first fanfictions I read were Digimon XD but none of them were pervy because that would be odd considering I was like...10 or something haha
and then like I never really constantly read fanfictions
when I would come across books and movies or TV shows I REALLY liked I would look up fics and such
But really one of the first fics I actually wrote myself was H!P
The first two or three I completely scrapped and can't even remember where they are XD
OH WAIT!
I totally wrote a REALLY BAD Star Wars fan fiction like three years ago
I found it the other day and laughed at how hilariously bad the entire thing was....
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Post by: tru_harmony on August 29, 2008, 12:19:02 AM
my first fanfic fandom is Gundam Wing (as a reader)... i was 10 back then... and unlike sb3k, i was ALL PERV back then... I wrote Fushigi Yuugi fics when I was 12... ALL PERV too... never posted anywhere... i just let my friends read them off my black notebook...

i read fics sporadically in my highschool days (anime, comics, movies, jdorama)...

with H!P, I'm a bit squeamish about reading pervs... but i still read them... ... ... ... i don't know... i'm all lovey-dovey fluff with RFP......

I love H!P fandom of all fandoms...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on August 29, 2008, 12:51:42 AM
^-- OMG A Fushigi Yuugi fan <333

Anywho xD My first few pieces of posted writing were original fiction (but now that I look at it, it was muy horrible xDDD) and then when I wrote some Fushigi Yuugi fiction when I was in the junior high. Then around 2004-2005, I dedicated myself to some Mahou Sensei Negima fanfiction and then more original stories and voila~ I found H!P and its femmeslash and started writing for that xDDDD But OCG the first was so horrible, it's badly written and badly plagerized, lmao xDDD. So I sought to fix that by writing my one-shots and OCG II which is mostly original save for the beginning xD;

Back then, I just wanted good stories and good plot twists, but right now, I'm more interested in character development more than anything. I want to see how a character interacts with others and sort of gauge their relationship with others and stuff like "Oh, she did that because she likes her!" or "wow, their chemistry is really smokin' " xDD

But yes, I will practically read anything nowadays as long as the writing style isn't so bad xD. I've had my misfortune of coming across fics that made me want to gouge my eyes out, but hey, it's not a perfect world~! ¦D

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on August 29, 2008, 06:09:14 AM
When I was in University, instead of studying during my breaks in between classes (like I should have :P) I'd often go to the computer lab and read Star Trek fanfics. :lol:  My fandom for Trek was/is on par with my fandom for H!P. :yep:  However, these guys that wrote these TrekFics, they were ultra-hardcore.  You know how there have been different "incarnations" of Star Trek on TV (i.e. The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, etc.)?  Well, these guys each created their own, personal series (usually centered around "their own ship"). They had everything created from scratch: ship's crew, ship's missions, etc., etc. It was like having another Trek series, only it was written instead of televised. They'd even collaborate and have characters "guest star" in each other's series', do "joint stories" where both author's would write the same story, but from the POV of their own respective characters/crews, have characters die and then watch their replacements try to fit in, have technical specs for their ships, it went on and on.  A bunch of them got together and formed their own forum-type group where they'd shoot the shit and exchange Fics.

I soon found myself following a lot of their stories (not that different from what I've done to myself here :P), though I never wrote any myself. Come to think of it, I haven't been back there in a few years after "real life" started to take up more and more of my (and their) time and the frequency of new postings lessened.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Rei.rev.07 on August 29, 2008, 07:48:01 AM
My first encounter with fanfics was...actually through someone's H!P fic journal on LJ LOL. I think that was like 3 years ago (when I was still pretty new to H!P). I've had no prior fanfic experiences (writing, reading it). I don't remember how I came across it, but I guess I just started reading out of curiosity. I thought it was pretty neat, until I reached the NC-17 stuff and got REALLY confused (I'd say mostly due to shock). So I sent the link to one of my online friends who happened to be a new H!P fan as well and after that...I guess it inspired us to try our hands at writing H!P fics as well (Not the NC-17 stuff haha)!

I wrote my fics like I was typing out the transcript to an IM conversation (at that moment I knew I should of paid attention in English class). I wrote a handful of fics during '05 and '06, but never seriously thought about posting anything until near the end of '06.

So H!P brought me into the fanfic world (and undoubtingly pushed me to learn how to write properly)...although I haven't read fanfics based on other fandoms (well, maybe 1 or 2 other things thrown at me by people).

Expectations? I'm a lazy reader nowadays (sorry!). But I guess unusual-ness would be good. By that I mean alternate realities...just something new. Who wants to do horror? Anyone up for horror? We need more horror. I'd do it if I wasn't so bad at details. Funny parodies of things would be great haha. Now I'm just rambling...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Naomi on August 29, 2008, 07:58:22 AM
I wrote my fics like I was typing out the transcript to an IM conversation
Same with me. XD This was back in... uh, I think 2001/2002 when I was writing Harry Potter fanfics. I eventually learned to write them in paragraphs and whatnot. I haven't written since then, though, and don't plan to anytime soon. :P I don't like writing anymore, but I still like reading fanfics.

At first I absolutely refused to read any fanfics that involved real celebrities, just because it seemed strange to include a real person in a fanfic (still do, kinda. XD). I decided to check out the fanfics at JPH!P just to see what they were like and came across Our Cursed Gift (I thought the title was neat, so I decided to read it) and I've liked H!P fanfics ever sense. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Amarghetta on August 29, 2008, 08:36:56 AM
I found about fics by accident, while looking for info about a movie. Then I came across an old Xena fanfic site, and clicked on the first link provided there. And then... Oh, my virgin eyes! XD

My face adopted this strange red hue, which was previously unknown to me. The room suddenly turned hot, and I broke into a sweat. But, did I stop reading? Hell no!  :muffin:

My English vocabulary improved so much after that tiny fic, mostly because I had to use a dictionary to get some words. Still, I understood enough to know it wasn't the innocent kind...  :lol: A month later, I'd read hundreds of one-shots and was raiding all kinds of fanfic sites. Also, I had to research on the show, because I didn't even know who they were. *palmfaces*

And, a couple of years later, I decided it was time for me to start writing. *grins* However, I was a coward and picked Buffy rather than Xena. I wallowed there for a couple of years or so, then left when it stopped being funny.  :-\

After that, I lurked for three years. Then got tempted by the evilness of Real People Fiction, and came back with some strange, angsty fics which gained me a few enemies. Also, things turned ugly when I became a moderator in a forum. *snickers* And then one fine day, I got sick of the same nonsense arguments over and over again, so I just quit and stopped writing altogether.  :sweatdrop:

But I became a beta reader instead, and started to be more flexible and tolerant about things. Most of my pet peeves disappeared, and I became the loving reader I am now. (Notice the sarcasm...) Sometimes I get pissy over random, insignificant details, but only those who read my LJ get to know about that.  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on August 29, 2008, 11:08:49 AM
@wings4dreams: I know its been said by many already but I wanted to let you know that as sad as it is, I know what it's like to be hella busy, so we can certainly wait, especially if there is a glimmer of hope that we can catch on to... All good things come with time and that includes an update from you... and one for ALl Aboard too ;)

How the fanfic thing all started for me... I think it would have been maybe 5 yrs ago that I got completely immersed in Buffy fanfic (Willow/Tara stuff seeing the forum I was on was completely exclusive to those two) and it was probably about 50/50 perv/non-perv... There was some crazy kinky stuff going on... so femslash was where it all started :lol: I wrote like a paragraph of a fic of those two once, but was still lazy to do anymore... it was a good paragraph though XD

Then came something a little different... I was/am a massive tennis fan, I think it may have been a bigger fandom than H!P has been so far although H!P has almost completely replaced it now (which kinda caused a loss of boyfriend and some friends), I still get into it sometimes. Anyway, I found one person who did write fanfic of two of my fave players and although it wasn't smutty at all, it was always a big blob of fluffy goodness (Marat Safin & Daniela Hantuchova for anyone who knows about tennis)... It was really good to read and I never once thought of the fact that they were real people, which I guess kinda makes me evil in a way XD But because of that, when I got into H!P fanfic the fact the were real people I was ready about really didn't bother me, but since it was brought up here before, I do think/worry about it more now, lol.
I have dipped my toes into other random fandom fics like WonderBang, Twilight series and Harry Potter (unwillingly seeing I hate that) but never could get into them at all.

As for what I look for in a fic... basically I just wanna be able to feel it... Whether it makes me feel sad, happy, loved, scared, giddy, or even excited *cough* etc, I don't care as long as I can feel IT, the story! I do read some fics that don't make me feel like that, and enjoy them, but they just then aren't memorable... I know I REALLY like a fic when i re-read lines, paragraphs even, over and over again, just coz I am enjoying so much... some current writers make me do that every time I read something of their's, and others on occasion do... Really, as long as you do at least one thing really really well in ur writing (dialogue, detail, characterization etc) then I'm easy to please :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Rei.rev.07 on August 29, 2008, 04:21:32 PM
At first I absolutely refused to read any fanfics that involved real celebrities, just because it seemed strange to include a real person in a fanfic (still do, kinda. XD).
You know, I guess it was cause I started out with fiction like that, I didn't find it strange. It wasn't until the beginning of last year when I had turned in a fic into english class as a creative writing piece (I wasn't cheating since it was written fresh for that purpose). When I tried to tell my teacher that it was FANfiction, I realized how awkward it was...cause these are REAL people and I'm manipulating their lives. But I did tell him...a couple of times even. Somehow it seemed to have never gone through o_O;;.

I got completely immersed in Buffy fanfic (Willow/Tara stuff seeing the forum I was on was completely exclusive to those two)...
Oh gahhh, Willow and Tara! *sobs*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on August 29, 2008, 08:34:29 PM
I got completely immersed in Buffy fanfic (Willow/Tara stuff seeing the forum I was on was completely exclusive to those two)...
Oh gahhh, Willow and Tara! *sobs*

I know :mon cry: When rewatching Buffy now I just skip the end of a certain a episode and then it's like "Oh look, Willow's turned randomly evil for no reason and Tara is laying on the ground, she must be sleeping" :P Nah, I don't actually do that, but I should, lol!

But that reminds me... Being the Buffy geek I am, I went to convention once with Amber Benson (Tara) as one of the guests. Lots of fanfic writers were at it too and they asked her what she thought of the fanfics out there... She said although she doesn't read a lot of them, she thinks its great coz it allows the characters to live on and shows how much the fans care about each character  so much that they immortalize them in the fanfics.
I know it's different seeing it's characters people are writing about but, doesn't it work for real people fics as well... We care so much for and respect the girls so much that we take the time to express that through reading/writing fics and essentially they are immortalized... Think of all the girls in H!P who may not be all that active in their jobs now but still pop up constantly in fics... They may not be all true, but they aren't completely falsified either! How many of the newbies here have learnt more about the members and H!P in general from reading stuff here? I know for me, when I first started reading I knew Melon Kinenbi but no matter how much I tired I couldn't remember the members damn names... All Aboard changed that for me! I know a lot of people have been introduced to the H!P Kids through fics too... So even though I understand the opinion of those who hate the idea of H!P fanfics, aren't we actually doing a favour to the girls by placing them on such a pedestal that we craft a whole world around them, in a non-stalkerish kind of way, for newbies (or future 'generations' as its said around these parts), who aren't familiar with older members, to learn from?

Riiight, so who likes ranting at 4am in the morning? I DO!  :shakeit:
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Post by: maverickpanda on August 30, 2008, 12:03:48 AM
My first encounters with fandom was actually stuff my cousin wrote, back when we were like 14. She was really really into anime and like to cross universes so she and my other cousin wrote really long continuous stories involving, somewhere near 10 different anime universes.  But besides that my first actual fanfiction started with H!P about a month ago. I just got into H!P and my friend who got me into them told me I should read all aboard because of its epicness, and after I finished it, I just decided to read other ones and really liked it. Since I was just reading, I felt bad so then I started wirting and thats about it.

8th gen w00t w00t!  :pandaaa:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: slasha on August 31, 2008, 02:46:42 AM
Yay Labor Day is coming! That means I have time to work on my fic.

Are you guys going to work on your fics while on break (For those who celebrate Labor Day)?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: heyyouhiya on August 31, 2008, 03:16:10 AM
^ I'm going to try to =D
I'm so glad we have monday off
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on August 31, 2008, 04:02:50 PM
my school does not acknowledge labor day, it is actually my first day of classes on monday

so sad so I guess ill have to work on school work instead of fanfic

 :pandaaa:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 31, 2008, 05:16:35 PM
Yay Labor Day is coming! That means I have time to work on my fic.

Are you guys going to work on your fics while on break (For those who celebrate Labor Day)?
I'm so using this long weekend to my advantage!!! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on September 01, 2008, 02:01:10 AM
woo~ we have a sub-forum! what kind of fics can go into the library?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: meowchi on September 01, 2008, 02:18:39 AM
someone already noticed XD

the library will be used for finished fics! that's all...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: heyyouhiya on September 01, 2008, 03:34:43 AM
^ Regarding the library if you actually look at the fics half of them were deleted and aren't even there any more (as in the text was deleted)
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Post by: JFC on September 01, 2008, 04:35:02 AM
^
Yep.

As for entries, OTN1's epic "Love X 2" series MUST be added. :yep:
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0

Essy's "All Aboard" must also be there. It's unfinished, but it's still awesomely written! :yep:
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=8944.0

There are actually quite a few other fics (most of which are completed) that would be good to keep. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on September 01, 2008, 05:18:48 AM
I knew something was different! :lol: I think it's a great idea!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on September 01, 2008, 07:43:17 AM
the library is a great idea!  It's good to have a clear divide between finished and unfinished......but it also made me realize just how many of stories I've read that aren't finished XD 

These are some stories that I know are finished...didn't include one shots in the list though


Morning Battle: Everyone Dies. Even Miki  (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=720.0) by Vikitty
Milestone: A Reluctant Idol (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=5447.0) by DO Me DO Me
Murder, OTN Wrote (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=12698.0) by OTN1
Scapegoat by (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=12013.0) inDeceit
The Lines Are Blurred ... (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=4275.0) by lil_hamz
A Young Girl's Odyssey (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=6248.0) by rokun
Doki Doki (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=3806.0)  by bluekinoko + Mikan
Love x 2 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0) by OTN
THREE MONTHS  (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=14953.0)by poets


Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on September 01, 2008, 09:34:00 AM
THREE MONTHS  (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=14953.0)by poets
That ones not finished yet ;)
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Post by: Sukoshi on September 01, 2008, 12:58:40 PM
lol i knew you were going to bring that up XD

I thought about it...it's like 99.2% finished since it actually ended and then there's the epilogue XD  Just missing that alternative ending.... ^_^;

but it's a good thing you brought it up because you know...*hint hint* *cough* @ poets
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Post by: takagakifan on September 01, 2008, 07:42:06 PM
 :mon exhaust: So not only did my computer break I was too busy working to fix it then school started :frustrated: arrrgggh man but NOPE :cool1: I didn't give up and here I am today LARBOR DAY SHALL BE SPENT CATCHING UP ON ALL THE FANFIC UPDATES/ NEW FF... I mean there couldn't be.... that... man--!!!! :scared: sooo... many.... pink upside down hearts? :tama-uhh: never knew what those were called but those things .... yeah.. anywho..... :on blackhole: :dizzy: nah i can do this *puts on sweatband, turns off phone, and signs off aim* GO! :on study:


p.s what gen am I? (yea i know ya'll have already finished this topic already but...) I mean I only wrote one one-shot recently? but i was a reader/ posted comments here and there before? who knows whichever woohoo that gen!!

p.p.s OH SNAPS! THERE's A LIBRARY!!! COOLBEANS YO!

-EDIT-

.... so my job just called me in and seeing how i love money i couldn't refuse damn house phone but uhh tomorrow maybe hopefully... yea?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on September 02, 2008, 12:46:21 AM
@ Sukoshi:

the first two stories on your list can be found (completely) @ jpopmusic.com/forums under the old fanfic forum.....

I think Doki Doki was finished but I'm not sure. either way we should have a look at it again just in case.....

and LoveX2many is done it's just in the perv thread. But last time I checked all 163476 stories were in one thread..but I can't be too sure as the writer felt a need to create a gazillion different threads for this story.

also glad you obviously haven't read my fics or I'd be there a good dozen times XD haha take that, list!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on September 02, 2008, 01:18:27 AM
Don't forget Our Cursed Gift (the first one)

That's finished~! o-o;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: heyyouhiya on September 02, 2008, 01:52:27 AM
*cough* Don't forget Settling is finished too  :D *cough*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on September 02, 2008, 06:39:27 AM
@ Sukoshi:

the first two stories on your list can be found (completely) @ jpopmusic.com/forums under the old fanfic forum.....

ah yes this is true but it would be good for our own archive too
it would also be nice if we could repost more stories from jpm over here (it takes forever to find all the chaps to a story without an updated index over there) but then it'd go into the whole writer property thing...which would result in many no nos so forget that I said that...

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I think Doki Doki was finished but I'm not sure. either way we should have a look at it again just in case.....

and LoveX2many is done it's just in the perv thread. But last time I checked all 163476 stories were in one thread..but I can't be too sure as the writer felt a need to create a gazillion different threads for this story.

ah no worries Doki Doki is complete.  The last chapter was written April 06, 2007

As for Love x 2 it's complete and has been out in the normal thread for a long time now....The main thread links to all parts of the story...though poor meowchi...this one will probably be the hardest to archive...since a lot of relinking will be involved if all the threads are moved.

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also glad you obviously haven't read my fics or I'd be there a good dozen times XD haha take that, list!

ah you're wrong...I have read some of your stuff...except that my list said that I was omitting one shots cause there's too many to name XD  unless I'm missing out on a long story?

@yuuyami my apologies...I saw Curse of the Dragons in the library and I think my brain figured Our Cursed Gift was there too....and to think the only connection is the world Curse but my brain is rusty XD

@heyyouhiya *cough* why yes it is ^_^; *cough*

(excellent story btw...though the ending made me sad....because of the...well..settling...XD)

there we go

A Young Girl's Odyssey (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=6248.0) by rokun
Doki Doki (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=3806.0)  by bluekinoko + Mikan
Love x 2 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0) by OTN
Milestone: A Reluctant Idol (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=5447.0) by DO Me DO Me
Morning Battle: Everyone Dies. Even Miki  (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=720.0) by Vikitty
Murder, OTN Wrote (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=12698.0) by OTN1
Our Cursed Gift (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=5436.0) by Yuuyami
Scapegoat by (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=12013.0) inDeceit
Settling (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=15297.0) by heyyouhiya
The Lines Are Blurred ... (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=4275.0) by lil_hamz
THREE MONTHS  (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=14953.0)by poets

the list is no where near complete so other ppl add your own links too =)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on September 02, 2008, 10:36:47 AM
*sukoshi tries to back away from the screen a little*  ^_^;;;;;;

the list I created is for Finished-multi-chaptered-fics....that's why it's so short.  stay doesn't count in this case since it's unfinished XD
as for perv fics I'm not on cookie access here so I haven't named any



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Post by: lollipopgirl on September 02, 2008, 10:51:29 AM
lol i knew you were going to bring that up XD

I thought about it...it's like 99.2% finished since it actually ended and then there's the epilogue XD  Just missing that alternative ending.... ^_^;

but it's a good thing you brought it up because you know...*hint hint* *cough* @ poets
I don't think I can hint about it to poets more than I already do, trust me XD Right Popoe? :P
But but but, the alternative ending is the best part... MiGaki = :drool: :mon inluv: :heart:

@sweeety: You need to write more of that fic you sent me that I really liked, which I can't remember the name of but stuff happened and it was full of awesome... Oh & you haven't posted any of it yet... Yeah, that one!
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Post by: meowchi on September 02, 2008, 07:06:19 PM
thanks for the input and lists guys! also, if anyone thinks of a better name than "library" lemme know...
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Post by: DO Me DO Me on September 03, 2008, 05:12:22 AM
^The Bookshelf? I don't know :P

Wow, in 2 days it'll be 2 years since I've posted "Milestone..." in this forum. I've been wanting to post another story for awhile but I fear writer's block and not being able to finish it (as it happened to my last story posted here). I know lots of stories here are like that but to me it irks me when I don't finish something. So that's why I tend to write several chapters before posting, like the current one I'm writing has a prologue + 8 chapters already written. But I think I'll write a couple more chapters before I feel comfortable enough to post it without worrying about not catching up. hehe
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Post by: Sukoshi on September 03, 2008, 06:35:12 AM
ah yes I remember bugging you about NG Girl xD ...though I'm really excited to hear that you are writing new stuff =D
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Post by: DO Me DO Me on September 03, 2008, 09:15:36 PM
^OMG! Now I feel worse (j/k) because I totally forgot I even wrote that story. XD Yeah, that's pretty much dead. :P But hey, you might like this new one I'm writing, featuring our one and only.  :D
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Post by: Amarghetta on September 04, 2008, 03:09:41 AM
thanks for the input and lists guys! also, if anyone thinks of a better name than "library" lemme know...
Ripping off from the French, I suggest  The Pleiad...

After all, it's an archive for the readers' favorite stories, picked among seven gens of writers. *shrugs*

Of course, once the 8 gens show up, it might make no sense. :sweat:
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Post by: Sukoshi on September 04, 2008, 05:17:41 AM
I don't think that's the best idea....separating stories by favourites will get very messy (lack of organization)...if not unfair to some.  I like the original idea of just having it complete vs ongoing.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on September 04, 2008, 04:31:13 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to move one of my fics from my one-shot thread to its own, along with all the comments?
Because Hero is getting a little long and I want to move it. :P
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Post by: lollipopgirl on September 04, 2008, 06:43:36 PM
@ sweeety: The baby one... I don't think I've read the others, have I read them?... hmmm!

BTW ppl still think we're dating XD My fwends @ skool are like "ohhh who's this contact? Your boooyfriend?" and stuff XD It's funn though.

mwah babe, cya later... oh bye to you guys too.
Just to clarify for people, no we aren't dating, no I'm not sweeety's boyfriend and yes I AM FEMALE!!! :P

@strawb3rrykream: You'll have to go all cute and grovel to a mod... Get the cat nip and call meowchi :D
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Post by: meowchi on September 04, 2008, 11:03:57 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to move one of my fics from my one-shot thread to its own, along with all the comments?
Because Hero is getting a little long and I want to move it. :P

Yeah I can move it, just PM me which posts you want moved!
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Post by: JFC on September 05, 2008, 01:11:00 AM
^
Or just start up a new thread, then copy+paste the posts you want moved, then delete them from the one-shot thread.
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Post by: DO Me DO Me on September 05, 2008, 03:57:34 AM
@ DOMEDOME!= NO! DO ME DO ME! I mean WOOOHOOO YOU'RE ALIVE! Now if only we could somehow get HER to post again... I think you know who I mean :) (Comrade who I sometimes mistakenly call Comander but pay no mind when I do, I really mean Comrade)
Yeah, I'm lurking around most of the time. :P Yes! Comrade should return and write something! It's ok calling her Commander cuz she also goes by Cornflake, Computer, Complicated....pretty much any word that starts with "Com" :lol:


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Post by: sweeety on September 05, 2008, 10:41:00 AM
hOW ABOUT COMunist? XD jks, I wouldn't go that far.. plus she'd whip me.....

 I miss her tho.....
and loli's right, we ain't dating.. I didn't realise how confusing that might've looked up there XD
 but no dating here.

 I is always single!~
 It's ok.. kinda fun.....but these guys been asking me out for ages and I'm getting tired of turning them down.. and I have no other life so maybe one of these days I'll say yes.... NOT!~

 just so we're clear, you are elastigirl right? Cause I can't remember well.. too much info in my brain and it's all leaking out. oh crap that reminds me I have an assignment due on Monday! X_X


 PS you are still one of my favourite writers and I feel all shiny and happy that you talked to me <3 :D
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Post by: DO Me DO Me on September 05, 2008, 07:17:06 PM
hOW ABOUT COMunist? XD jks, I wouldn't go that far.. plus she'd whip me.....

 I miss her tho.....

 just so we're clear, you are elastigirl right? Cause I can't remember well.. too much info in my brain and it's all leaking out. oh crap that reminds me I have an assignment due on Monday! X_X

 PS you are still one of my favourite writers and I feel all shiny and happy that you talked to me <3 :D
Communist (aka Commie), of course, that should've been the first name I've said. :P

Yes, I'm elasticgirl (don't forget the "c"). Commie passed the torch (or whip) to me when she "graduated" from JPM's 4th Station. I've been organizing the renewed thread but haven't read much of the stories in it, but I hope to do so soon as well as post again here and there.

Aww, I'm one of your favorite writers? Good to hear I'm not forgotten.  :D
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Post by: daigong on September 06, 2008, 10:53:44 AM
Yaw. egirl is pretty damn hot....ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrr...yeah, that's all I got. Library is a GRRREAT name rofl. Props meow for suggesting it in the the first place!

Hope cool_kickin_dude gets his  fanfic idea on, I'd be sad if he didn't whip some crazy tales about lollipopgirl selling Amarghetta some chewing gum and it made sweeety do backflips, so HARDCORE, JFC's pie exploded.

Been wondering, y'all talk bout Gens....how bout we add it to the "Cheat Sheet" ....stickify it for easy access  :grin: -- lost that post tru quoted/posted ....EPIC JOB postwhoring y'all. Brings a tear to my eye...and of course...

CONGRATS to KonaKaga! Fanfic of the month Winner! sticky has been stickied. :shakeit:


(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff35/I_Like_Chocolate_Milk_With_Strawberries/P7170052.jpg)


Yeah PM daigong with addy/email to claim ur prize! :pimp:

Who YES discovered the HiP Joint - the general "get to know everyone community - and just be stupid" section of our banging forum!
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?board=78.0


LMAO I blame Tyler Wood for my overusing emoticons
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on September 06, 2008, 04:27:37 PM
Whooo!! Go KonaKaga!! Congrats, babe!!!!!! :heart: So glad you won for this story!!
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Post by: slasha on September 07, 2008, 02:14:19 AM
Yay KonaKaga! Congrats. Even though I just lurk, I really enjoy your stories.
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Post by: JFC on September 09, 2008, 08:31:45 PM
Trying to make the most of this spare period I currently have. :)
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Post by: Estrea on September 09, 2008, 08:44:10 PM
^Yeah I noticed. Happy catching up. XD

Meh, I finally updated Gegenschein, stupid school and work killing all my time. Lol. But I decided to skip class tomorrow so I can finish my readings and other homework. Haha. And also write.

After all, it's Aichan's birthday this Sunday, so I need to write something for her. Lol. XD
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Post by: poets on September 10, 2008, 02:24:38 AM
EPIC JOB postwhoring y'all. Brings a tear to my eye...and of course...

What they do!

Joo kno we b tryn' our best  :mon yo:

Trying to make the most of this spare period I currently have. :)

Aww JFC... I wish you were my teacher ;-;....

^Yeah I noticed. Happy catching up. XD

Meh, I finally updated Gegenschein, stupid school and work killing all my time. Lol. But I decided to skip class tomorrow so I can finish my readings and other homework. Haha. And also write.

After all, it's Aichan's birthday this Sunday, so I need to write something for her. Lol. XD

mmhmm mmhmm mmhmm... all I hear are excuses   :mon nyah:

Kidding kidding kidding *pats Es-chan on the back* I know for a fact you've been working really really hard lately. Ganbatte Es-chan


_______________


Yeah I know... I think it's been awhile scince i've posted  :sweatdrop:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on September 10, 2008, 02:41:33 AM
poets!!!! Long time no see! :P

Hmmm, what to say... :lol: I'm totally working on stuff for those of you who read my work and find that I haven't updated in a while. School's getting back into swing and I'm busy trying to be a better student. :sweatdrop:

Keep up the good work, everyone!! :heart:
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Post by: JFC on September 10, 2008, 02:56:04 AM
Aww JFC... I wish you were my teacher ;-;....
You probably wouldn't say that if you saw what I'm like when I have to be "mean". :P
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Post by: lollipopgirl on September 10, 2008, 06:23:41 AM
'School' really is a killer... It's hard enough trying to get a damn essay done for next week that I can't find any info for, but now I just found out my other assignment for next week is actually due monday not at the end of the week :sweatdrop:
And I think I just broke the database I need to search for all my journal articles... Sometimes it really sucks being blonde :cry:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on September 29, 2008, 07:00:47 AM
*blows dust away from thread* Hello??? XD
Uwah~ So many ideas and so little time! :lol: I'm working on my new story, Kisetsu, as well as Hero, and another short series involving some...."first times" :drool: And there are a bunch of other ideas I've dabbled with but they aren't good...yet. :P

I'm so bored now! So that's why I decided to post here. XD
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Post by: stefy on September 29, 2008, 10:53:55 AM
bored? go write then.. XP I'm probably the worst person to hear this from

well... ganbatte.
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Post by: KonaKaga on September 29, 2008, 12:49:46 PM
Wow, that majorly sucks :cry:
I feel for you. My computer picked up a virus and completely crashed because my brother downloaded a song and I lost everything! But this was about 3-4 months ago and we managed to fix it and all my files were there. But when that happened I went absolutely crazy :angry:

Ugh, and I picked up the cold *sniffles*
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Post by: lollipopgirl on September 29, 2008, 05:32:10 PM
Someone needs to kick me in the face so I can get back into the swing of things here whilst I have the time to (kinda)... It's not so much that I didn't have time to catch up on everything this weekend (besides my unfortunate sudden change of plans on one day :() but that I'm getting distracted by other things (5 awesome smexy other things that go by the name 'Wonder Girls')... So yeah, I'm gonna run out of "free time" soon and must read lots before then, bummer!

Why am I telling you all this? I have no idea... I'ma go read a book now :P
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Post by: Yuuyami on September 29, 2008, 09:36:14 PM
At Sweeety, whaaat? o_O I thought Jpm killed their fanfiction thread the last time I checked o__o;

Anywho... xD

Everything seems to slow down again 'cause of school huh? @__@; I'm not seeing much updates. Maybe I should go on a major writing spree o_o; For some reason, I write more during the school months. It's Yuuchan season~ o___O; Get the guns and shoot an inspirational doe (not Aichan o-o) and bring it home for a story~! Quick! O-O;

-frolicks off to finish photography essays-
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Post by: rokun on October 03, 2008, 10:45:32 AM
Wow, I almost forgot about this thread. :lol: Somehow I've managed to update the last couple weeks (though don't expect one this weekend), but I'm spending way too much time going out and stuff to be in the mood for much writing... I'm going out again Saturday too and then going out for the last half of the day on Monday. ;) I think I've been meeting too many Japanese people... oh well. When I tell them I write everyone's all like "Oh, sugoi~!" Of course... I don't tell them what I write... :lol: Oddly though, those that I've mentioned I'm a Morning Musume fan to don't seem to think much of it. They mostly think it's funny, and probably a bit cute. XD

Anyway, sorry my last chapter of Berry Beautiful was horrible I think... I think I rushed it a bit too much... But I've also completed most of an opening chapter to the sequel to The Circle of Three. I'm really looking forward to starting to post that and seeing what everyone thinks. :) I'm glad quite a few people at least seemed to enjoy CoT.

I'm also doing my best to keep up with others' writings, though sadly I think this past busy week or two I've been falling behind... Well, ganbarimasu! Ja ne~ :heart:
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Post by: Yuuyami on October 07, 2008, 12:49:13 AM
-clings to Rokun-  :heart:

xD Don't you  just hate it when you finally have the inspiration to write something and then you try to rush through your chapter because you're totally excited with how you're finally going to post something? It smacked me hard in the face >_>;

Here I am, next chapter of OCG II, and I can't contain my excitement xDDD... So I'm like, rushing through the chapter instead of filling every word with love and care >_>;... <_<;...

I'm definitely going to slaughter it when I'm finished with the rushed piece xDDD... Well, hopefully. If I don't get so excited that I may actually post it after skimming for errors >_>;

xD So how's everyone else's day? I see that the younger generations are enthusiastically updating <3

We oldies need to keep up! o_o;
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Post by: rokun on October 07, 2008, 08:14:26 AM
One thing good for me is that I'm finally going to be getting internet in my dorm next week! :w00t: After that, I should be able to catch up a lot more and even talk to those of you that I converse with over IM. :) I've missed you guys... even despite meeting all the 日本人. XD

Yesterday was a very interesting day... Maybe I'll tell some of you about it once I get online, but there's a lot more to come in the future too. I do have to say I'm thinking a lot more about my life though lol. Like serious stuff. XD Oh, and I'm going to Morning Musume's concert Monday too...
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Post by: meowchi on October 09, 2008, 06:15:31 PM
Congrats to estrea for fic of the month! With heyyouhiya coming in at a close second!
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Post by: Estrea on October 09, 2008, 06:54:05 PM
Lol. Well, I guess its time to actually start trying to finish that half-finished chapter 27. >_> After my presentations next week, maybe...

And thanks for the support, everyone. Haha.
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Post by: daigong on October 10, 2008, 08:09:55 AM
WHOA! Tough field for your 2nd title! Congrats again Estrea for wining Fan Fic of the Month! BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FAT POCKETS OF DA JPH!P ADMIN :on asmo: MAD props to heyyouhiya and all the nominees. WELL DONE!

Hey here's an idea meowchi and me discussed some time ago, y'all are pretty creative on the artistic front too, eh?

WHY NOT? For reference purposes - and some shit like that - make a graphic banner (approx the size of a sig) and put it in the "Cheat Sheet" thread for Hall of Fame/Saturday Night Fever Strutting purposes? That way lil_hamz, KonaKaga, Estrea and future winners can put it on the bumper of their whip and cruise down the I-49 going "CAN YOU DIG IT!!!!!!!!" :on kimbo:
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Post by: Yuuyami on October 13, 2008, 01:03:32 AM
xD Sounds like a lovely idea, Daigong~.

Congrats Essy-chan, I knew you could do it xD!!




Duuuude, how many people fainted at the new ever awesome Ishiyoshi unit?

I know I did!

-creates and wears new siggie proudly-  :heart:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on October 13, 2008, 05:00:28 AM
Yay, Estrea-san won!! :lol: And good job to heyyouhiya too!! Love both of you~ :heart:

Damn, nice new sig, Yuuyami-san! :w00t:
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Post by: lollipopgirl on October 15, 2008, 03:22:05 AM
Ok, I still don't have the time to read anything :( but i saw that wings4dreams has updated, OMG :w00t: I'm all excited now... I'll get to reading it one day, for now I will just settle with fangirling over the fact that you updated seeing I wasn't expecting to see an update for a very very very long time :P

And tru, your new sig/avater set is freakin' awesome, I love the pic of Rika PSed in between XD
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Post by: Estrea on October 16, 2008, 05:54:59 AM
-trots in with droopy face-

I HAS CONFIDENCE CRISIS.

D:

Sorry guys for the lack of updates to my main stories. I just don't have the concentration for full length chapters now. Lame ass one shots are possible, but I suuuuuuuuuck. D:

-makes blanket fortress and huddles inside-
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Post by: slasha on October 17, 2008, 12:01:33 AM
@Estrea: Don't worry, you don't have to update to your ready. That's the beauty of being a fanfic writer.

I finally finshed the first story arc on my fic.

I feel so proud of myself :lol:

Anyway I've noticed a lot of deserving fics out there not being commented on.

All of you lurkers, boost some confidence and comment on some those fics that need a little care. I hope to see all fics full of comments.
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Post by: poets on October 17, 2008, 12:03:37 AM
*sets pillow camp a few feet away from Es's blanket fortress*
*picks up an extra pillows then throws over to Es's blanket fortress*
BOMBS AAAAAWWWWWAAAAAAAYYY *watches as first pillow was a successsful hit*
*retreats to pillow camp/base*


CONFIDENCE CRISIS... was this, in it's own special way, a CORE CRISES pun? ... maybe not... damn my gamer brain right now... it's been dominating my thoughts lately ~.~
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Post by: lollipopgirl on October 23, 2008, 12:08:58 PM
^ It's Hammy-sama that you mean, not wings4dreams :P And you don't get to find out the ending till I do missy! Now aren't you glad I made you read Guardian Angel? :D
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Post by: Sukoshi on October 24, 2008, 10:22:06 AM
lol no wonder I was so confused....I was like when did Wings write a story exactly like Hammy's ? XD 
don't talk about the ending so soon XD  I want the story to have many many chapters to come!
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on October 30, 2008, 05:29:21 AM
Oh, dammit. I CANNOT think of a way to start the winter chapter of Kisetsu. :lol: I'm not even exactly sure what I'm going to make it about yet but not being able to start is like :doh:
I'm kinda sad because this is my favorite story to write so far. I want to send it to Bootcamp, but NOT until I'm completely finished.
So, if anyone has any ideas for a start, please tell me. I may or may not use your idea (or at least not all of it >__>) but if I do, I will dedicated the chapter to you. I really do it, just ask ShiyoxYaiba!! :P
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Post by: lollipopgirl on November 03, 2008, 04:32:37 AM
Quote of the flippin year for me:

About the lack of Kame/Jun perv
Quote from: strawb3rrykream
no thunder thighs bumping together???

Oh i looove it, humor me :heart:
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Post by: maverickpanda on November 05, 2008, 05:46:40 PM
man its been forever since I posted in this thread.  Well my quarter is finally coming to an end so opefully I can get back to regular updates of where did it all begin and charmy in wonderland. 
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Post by: Yuuyami on November 06, 2008, 12:46:04 AM
My Loser-chan and I had a rather... interesting convo xDD

Because of the remarkably similar patterns within our very own fanfiction community and H!P, we decided "DUDE LET'S MATCH MEMBERS TO THEIR COUNTERPARTS" o________o

(PS. Again, that is NOT my Loser-chan's display name, I have Trillian, so I took the liberty of renaming her to something more fitting... :] ........ )




[18:19] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: mmm if we were to be compared to the H!P members who would we be..

[18:19] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: (of course I read AA)

[18:19] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: XD

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: Who's going to be Emofag?! O_O

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: Rokun!? XD

[18:20] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: LOL

[18:20] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: he doesn't have any emoness

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: True, he's not quite like Aichan...

[18:20] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: he's all cheers really

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: But I bet not many people know much about him other than us

[18:20] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: so he's like...

[18:20] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: Abe

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: But they all know he's a veteran

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: xDDD

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: Who's Yuko? xD

[18:20] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: hmmm

[18:20] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: FREYA

[18:21] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: FREEEEEYAAAAAA

And we kept going on a list of the oldies that maybe half of you never heard of or never read... So I just cut that part of the convo out.... xDDD We kept going, saying Essy-chan was Maki Goto, I was youthful Miki, FeverinducedMadness and my Loser-chan are W, etc etc...

Then my Loser-chan came up with the most epic comparison ever...








[18:27] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: JFC feels like tsunku LMAO

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: LOLOLOLOL

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: OH MY GOD

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: YES

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

[18:27] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: he practically reads all of our stories and comments

[18:28] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: Good comments too! XD

[18:28] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: he's the great overseer of the section he's practically tsunku









Uh... Yeah... xD GJ JFC-kun! You've been watching over us for God knows how long o____o; Thank you for your l33tness xDDDDD


But yeah, we're both being very silly, don't take the comparisons too personal o-o

And the section's been slow again lately o__o; School must be D< for everyone, nee? xDD But yeah, updated with this convo just because... we wanted to spark something? xDDDD

Who's your H!P equivilant!? O_O
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Post by: maverickpanda on November 06, 2008, 01:48:01 AM
hmmmmmmmmm who would be my H!P equivalent? I would like to say Yossi cause then I would be the bee's knees, but if i were to be realistic...I would go with...Mako.

no particular reason but I think it makes sense.  If you have any comments on the matter feel free.

GO SECTION REVIVAL!
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Post by: JFC on November 06, 2008, 06:48:28 AM
[18:27] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: JFC feels like tsunku LMAO

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: LOLOLOLOL

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: OH MY GOD

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: YES

[18:27] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

[18:27] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: he practically reads all of our stories and comments

[18:28] Lovely Yuuchan desu yo~ (  ¯ロ¯    );;: Good comments too! XD

[18:28] Super Duper Fluffy Uke of DOOM: he's the great overseer of the section he's practically tsunku
Oh, sonnuvabitch!
:on lol:


I'm all "verklempt" up in here.
:mon cute:



Ironically enough, I haven't been getting to spend as much time here in the Fic section lately. Normally I'm here on the forum during the evening, and I've grown into the habit of saving the Fic section for last.  Lately I've been getting on later than usual, plus I've just been busy and/or tired.  Good thing next week is a short work week, it'll give me time to catch up (assuming I remember to get my ass in gear). :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on November 06, 2008, 02:02:24 PM
What? I got mentioned in here again. >_< You should have included the parts about the others too! Makes me feel special or something. :P
You're right probably not many people in here aside from you guys know me much :P but I do have to defend my emo-ness in good part. :P Maybe I don't annoy you guys with it enough. I suppose I should change that. XD Then again, I don't think Abe's too bad a comparison either...

Hmm, I know I've sucked lately at updating here, but this week has been hell with homework, and otherwise I'm spending too much time with Japanese girls, something that of course I don't really plan on changing. :P Looks like I may even be going shopping again with one this weekend...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: peti-chan on November 07, 2008, 07:43:21 PM
Geez, it's been such a long time since I've been here  :sweatdrop:  I have to catch up with so many stories :dizzy: And I finally have to update my RenAi  :doh: Though I still don't know when it will happen since school is killing me :badluck: Anyway, sorry for not updating my story and commenting your stories guys :kneelbow:

oh, and my H!P equivilant XD Hmm... maybe Hitomi? Cos she used to be so ungirly and plays futsal :D just like me :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 07, 2008, 09:37:46 PM
Why am I always Goto Maki in your eyes, Yuuchan?! XD

Personally, I think I'm more like Aika. Haha. I have that kind of image IRL anyway...kind of. Lol.

I'm so tired right now...should stop staying up late to write...lol...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 07, 2008, 10:01:23 PM
Actually, I didn't really mean compare yourself to an H!P person by personality per say...

I was actually talking more about the roles people have xDDD Personality has nothing to do with it.

As for Essy-chan, she came when the fanfiction section was doing well, and her presence with AA absolutely blew away the ... forum...o_o...? Kinda like how Maki came in at a perfect time and helped caused a revolution with Love Machine.

As for me, my role's a youthful Miki (as Loser-chan says), I think I'm someone who's known in the forum decently (to an extent), and apparently, I intimidate people xDDDD Whether it's the crazy comment quotas I do or how I tend to critique harshly when I want to, it's pretty Miki-like. And how I grope Loser-chan and many other members without their consent. Hmm. xDDDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on November 08, 2008, 06:20:58 AM
Geez, it's been such a long time since I've been here  :sweatdrop:  I have to catch up with so many stories :dizzy: And I finally have to update my RenAi  :doh: Though I still don't know when it will happen since school is killing me :badluck: Anyway, sorry for not updating my story and commenting your stories guys :kneelbow:

oh, and my H!P equivilant XD Hmm... maybe Hitomi? Cos she used to be so ungirly and plays futsal :D just like me :lol:

PETI-CHAN~~~~ *hugs tightly* I missed you!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on November 08, 2008, 06:30:59 AM
Actually, I didn't really mean compare yourself to an H!P person by personality per say...

I was actually talking more about the roles people have xDDD Personality has nothing to do with it.
...but we're all simple minded people, that's too hard for us to do! :P
Too much (any) thinking makes our head's hurt you know :(
Although I do see the comparison with the ones you said already :yep: I would have put you as Miki without a second thought XD

Maaan, I don't want to be studying stupid boring stuff anymore, I wanna be reading fics :angry:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on November 11, 2008, 02:39:09 AM
Fourth gen, really? I mean, did no one read what crap I pooped out? That was so long ago... sigh.


Hi :) to all those who remember me and to all the newbs.

-O_sLaVe

P.S. Estrea, I see you're still kickin it old school with that ava haha.
Can I get any more sentimental than this?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 11, 2008, 05:29:09 AM
^Ah! Slave! ^_^ Yeah, I'm still doing it old school, no doubt I'm still in love with BoA after all this years. Hehe. How have you been? You haven't really been active here. ^^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on November 11, 2008, 07:25:20 AM
Hi :) to all those who remember me and to all the newbs.

-O_sLaVe
Heeeey, I know you :D Back from when I lurked these parts big time and you were around & from my occasional SNSD section lurking (that you will pretend I never mentioned and we shall never speak of again!).
Stay with us, for the sake of 4th gen :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on November 11, 2008, 08:31:45 AM
JFC don't know what it's missing cause he never checks out my stuff XD oh well, I don't care, he's probably still being a sour puss over me being angry @ him for bugging me about my 1st siggie. Stiff Shlt ttho I don't care, he's the one missing out.
Strange. If I remember correctly I was not the one who threw a public spaz fit over the Sig thing despite the fact that it was obviously over the permitted size limit.  The sig rules are something that apply to EVERYONE here (even the Mods and Admins).  The Sig that you had at the time broke those rules, plain and simple. I could have simply reported you to the staff, but instead I told you directly what the problem was so that you could fix it yourself instead of having someone on the staff tell you to fix it. Funny thing is, in the end, a staff member ended up having to tell you to fix it anyway.

In case you forgot how it happened:
a) I pointed out that your Sig exceeded what the forum rules state is the maximum permitted size, then
b) you spazzed about the fact that I pointed out that your Sig was too big (almost to the point of your post appearing like a temper tantrum), THEN
c) one of the Mods here came and backed ME up on it, pointing out that I was correct about your Sig being too big. This staff member also said that you INDEED needed to fix/resize your Sig AND that you needed to take a chill pill about it (I'm obviously paraphrasing with that last bit).

So it's pretty obvious who was "being the sour puss" then, as you put it.


As for your fics, I check them out. I just haven't commented on any of them. While I've always been a fan of creative writing (something that's kind of helpful when you're an English teacher like me), even I can only do so much before mental exhaustion kicks in.  I have to review/edit/grade enough creative writing pieces amongst the students I teach, and as such I want to cut back on it when I'm at home and not in the classroom.


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BTW, the correct expression is "JFC doesn't know". Saying "JFC don't know" is improper grammar, which is something that a writer should be trying to avoid.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 11, 2008, 08:58:14 AM
EDIT:
BTW, the correct expression is "JFC doesn't know". Saying "JFC don't know" is improper grammar, which is something that a writer should be trying to avoid.

Nice shot. Lol. I don't know what happened, and frankly, I'm not too bothered. I'm here to write and occasionally read. Internet drama is not on my list of priorities, I have enough real life drama to deal with. XD

Moving away from an unpleasant topic, what does everyone think about our fanfic forum? ^_^ I mean, we're probably one of the more prominent (?) English-based H!P fanfic forums? I know H!O just set up their own not too long ago, and JPM had a fanfic community before one came here, but just, you know, wanted to see what you guys thought.

Personally I think the fanfic section's come a long way, although I think we could still do better. There's a number of promising talents here, we just all need more polishing and practice to get better.

It would also help if the lurkers, you know, stopped lurking and comment a bit. It's good motivation for the writers, although I sometimes wish that sycophancy was less prevalent...ah well, personal quirk there. I just happen to feel that sometimes, we have too much blind worship going on instead of criticism when and where it was needed. It's like we're all too nice to each other (most of the time :P). I dunno, maybe we should create a White List (something I picked up from another forum XD) of people who want to hear the unvarnished truth? God knows I need people to tell me what I'm doing wrong, or else I'll never get any better if I continue assuming that everything's fine.

But yeah, random two cents. My head hurts. Excuse the babbling.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on November 11, 2008, 09:37:24 AM
EDIT:
BTW, the correct expression is "JFC doesn't know". Saying "JFC don't know" is improper grammar, which is something that a writer should be trying to avoid.

Nice shot. Lol. I don't know what happened, and frankly, I'm not too bothered. I'm here to write and occasionally read. Internet drama is not on my list of priorities, I have enough real life drama to deal with. XD
I never really considered this to be drama to begin with. It happened a few months back and I hadn't even thought about it until sweeety brought it back up and decided to talk about it again.



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Regardless of whether it was too big or not it's not your bussiness to tell me off and if you wanted to go on a powertrip you should've just told off someone who's otherwise forced to pay attention to you.
Try talking to daigong and asking him about how you can put me on your "Ignore" list (assuming, of course, that SMF has that function/option).  That way you won't have to look at any of the posts that I make.  Once I'm on your "Ignore" list, the only way you'll be able to see my posts is if someone else quotes them.



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Fourth, you're the one that hasn't let it go and ever since then even if I said something nice to you or something you've been a huge jerk and ignored me. I  may have shown a proverbial white flag because it's not worth it to have these mean angry bottled up feelings or whatever but you were being a huge jerk about it and acting like I didn't exist so yeah you kinda managed to piss me off again.
Remember, you were the one that brought the whole thing up again with your previous post in this thread. If you hadn't done that, I wouldn't have replied to it. So don't go throwing another tantrum when you get burned by a fire that you lit yourself.


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As for the fics. Knowing that you are biased as all hell when reading them I do not even think about taking seriously anything you've said about them. Also you must be a very shitty English teacher because of all the intentional spelling mistakes I've made you've only managed to pinpoint and try to humiliate me with one of them.
If real life experience has told me anything, it's that kids who make comments like that are the ones who don't like their teachers to begin with.



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You really don't know anything about me or my fics and tonight when you're crying yourself to sleep or thinking you've won this battle, I'm going to be -as you said- 'taking a chill pill' because you're not worth it and crying/getting angry over the hurtfull things you've said or the horrible way you're treating me is not worth it either so I'll just be having fun forgetting you and all the things you've done. Because frankly I'm better than this.
Can't remember the last time I've actually cried, man it's been a long time. Anyway, as long as you actually do take the chill pill, then it's all good.



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P. S. (aka post script, English teacher like you should know but then again there's so many things you don't so thought I might enlighten you a bit there) If you don't like my stories, don't read them.
Remember, you were the one who first made the comment about how you thought I wasn't reading them. I never said that I didn't like them, I just said that I read them, but didn't comment. There's a whole lot of difference there.  "Not commenting" does not mean "not liking". You're the one that made that assumption just now.



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I also knew that "JFC don't know" was a grammatical error but you also failed to realise that the post was written in an easygoing mood ergo the mistakes were plentyfull and onvious.
Yeah, that's what a lot of my other students have told me.



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While you're at it, mind fixing your own mistakes?
 and my quote was "being a sour puss" not "the sour puss". I never claimed you were the only "sour puss" ergo the occurence of "the" in your sentence is not justified.
Being a little petty now, are we?

It's paraphrashing. It's similar to making a quote but does not require exact "word for word" repetition.



I'm off to bed, but feel free to keep this up if you like. I've got the day off tomorrow so I'll have plenty of time to respond.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: katatsumuri on November 11, 2008, 09:52:23 AM
although I sometimes wish that sycophancy was less prevalent...ah well, personal quirk there. I just happen to feel that sometimes, we have too much blind worship going on instead of criticism when and where it was needed. It's like we're all too nice to each other (most of the time :P).
touche~

I'm not so sure about the White list thing. I tried to help some but I guess I ended up wounding their ego instead.  XD Well, my fault. I still have a hard time finding a balance between being conducive and downright nitpicking. However, sometimes people aren't as open to criticisms as we can see from what's going on in this thread now. XD Of course that why you said only those interested should sign up for it.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: shirenuファクトリー on November 11, 2008, 09:55:23 AM
@JFC & sweeety:

NO RESPONDING!!! This argument ends here, kiddos. And I mean it. Either take it to private convo or forget about it, but the forum isn't meant for a public battle. And this is an official warning.  No fighting for who gets to have the last word, please.

Speaking of sig sizes, there's not only a pixel limit, but there's a 180KB limit, too... *looks at JFC's hip gifs* See, everyone makes mistakes, so let's move the fuck on!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 11, 2008, 10:04:45 AM
I'm not so sure about the White list thing. I tried to help some but I guess I ended up wounding their ego instead.  XD Well, my fault. I still have a hard time finding a balance between being conducive and downright nitpicking. However, sometimes people aren't as open to criticisms as we can see from what's going on in this thread now. XD Of course that why you said only those interested should sign up for it.


Yup yup, that's why only willing victims volunteers should sign up I guess. Not everyone is ready to undergo trial by fire, so it's basically a personal choice thing. Of course, being on the White List doesn't mean you're open to free bitching...there's a difference between constructive criticism and malicious attacks I guess. Might be hard to regulate but we will have to set ground rules like NO PERSONAL ATTACKS right off the bat, assuming we go ahead with this of course.

*looks around* So, watchoo guys think?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on November 11, 2008, 10:46:22 AM
*cautiously knocks on thread door and enters* Well, that was...interesting!
*huggles shirenu for making it feel safe again* :lol:

It would also help if the lurkers, you know, stopped lurking and comment a bit. It's good motivation for the writers, although I sometimes wish that sycophancy was less prevalent...ah well, personal quirk there.
Aw crud! But that's the only thing I'm good at Essy-chan :cry:
But hey, YOU could always comment on the young gun's fics and give them some pointers, did ya think of that? ;)

I'm always tentative to point out things that could be improved on coz I don't want to discourage people so overall I tend to see the good parts of it and dwell on them... Sure it's not helpful to improve but I'm no writer so my opinion wouldn't be very helpful in the first place XD And then again, where is the line of what is actually improving someone's writing and what is just instilling your personal preference on to them?
I guess I'm kinda hippy-ish when it comes to people's feelings coz I believe that with practice, encouragement and self-reflection, will come a lot of improvement as no one is a better critic of your own work than yourself (unless you're completely narcissistic) so I want people to develop and feel good about it, rather than have the writing become a chore for them... But, on the otherhand, I do see how the odd person needs a little kick in the right direction to start em' off.
With saying that, if I'm asked for my down & dirty constructive criticism of a fic & I think the person can 'take it' (and I'm not scared of them), then I'm all up for it (right imouto!?).

Anyway, to your point :P I think a "White list" for people who want to take part would be a good idea and really helpful for the aspiring Essy's here... but, wasn't that the point of the Bootcamp in the first place? Which had some awesome fanservice going on :w00t:

Oh & Es, in the future, if I CAN critique your writing I will... but don't expect it, you tend to satisfy my preferences of writing style so its hard to not be bias & all loving :lol: :heart:

EDIT: As a note to the writers, seeing I tend to worry about this, just coz I don't comment on your fics doesn't mean I don't like them... one particular person is ShikyoxYaiba, I think I've only had a chance to read one of your fics and was impressed, I can't wait to read more :D... In about two weeks I shall be whoring this place with comments as I catch up on a stuff :twisted: especially Hammy-sama's thread :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: katatsumuri on November 11, 2008, 11:44:31 AM
I am thinking bootcamp is more for before (posting) while Essy is suggesting having an alternative voice after. But I thought such constructive criticisms should be kept to PM, unless the writer doesn't mind it. It can also prevent any pedantic from taking this opportunity to show off. And those who signed up can choose whom they specifically wanna hear from. Overall, I think it's a great idea, and good for serious writers who wanna improve on their writing.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on November 11, 2008, 11:53:04 AM
^ I like, I like! Especially the keeping it to PM, just find that more, for lack of a better word, caring... Nice idea guys :) I hope the writers go for it then...
It keeps everyone interconnected and close too :heart: (yeah I know, being all sentimental again :oops: )
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 11, 2008, 12:05:09 PM
I am thinking bootcamp is more for before (posting) while Essy is suggesting having an alternative voice after. But I thought such constructive criticisms should be kept to PM, unless the writer doesn't mind it. It can also prevent any pedantic from taking this opportunity to show off. And those who signed up can choose whom they specifically wanna hear from. Overall, I think it's a great idea, and good for serious writers who wanna improve on their writing.

Thanks for helping me elaborate my idea, the damn headache I'm having is making me woozy. ^_^ But yup, basically it's more of a "after the fact" thing, whereas Bootcamp serves to give suggestions for refining a chapter before posting. I'm liking the PM idea, it'll be less injuring than commenting directly for everyone to see...plus I can see the likelihood of trolling if we let free posting occur.

Since we're on the topic already, I was thinking of setting up a system of betas maybe? It's one thing to send a chapter to Bootcamp and have suggestions made on how to improve, perhaps it'd help to have someone look through a chapter to correct grammar and spelling errors (basic stuff) or just catch possible mistakes in general. Of course, this would have to be a more personal thing between writer and beta, and I would definitely recommend that they chat on an IM service or something to boost communication if they enter such a relationship.

Or even better, bouncing ideas off each other. I know that some of my ideas were made even better (or eviler) because I talk to others like stefy and hamz about them, and they chip in with their opinions about it, which really helps. I think maybe we should have our own chatroom? Lol. It'd be crazy fun, if nothing else. Again, just another suggestion into the pot. Discuss freely!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: wings4dreams on November 11, 2008, 03:08:49 PM
Okay, this idea is brilliant!  I don't know about any one else, but I really need the harsh critique.  If this 'white list' gets created I want to be on it.  of course I know I'm setting myself up for a few wounds, but any time I have gotten critiques I have really appreciated it (just don't give up on me if you don't see immediate improvment).
However, is it pathetic to say I really enjoy the praising comments as well...even if its not true*sigh*...so I guess what I'm saying is maybe it should be a rule that you have to put it one nice thing before ripping a story apart.  That way its an easier blow to take and hopefully it will prevent people from tearing up stories that maybe they just didn't like in the first place, or is this suggestion still too much coddiling <--- wings is not sure this is a word.

but I'm most interested in the 'beta' thing...I've never used a beta before, but I think it would be nice to have someone correct things I miss or even help me see plot holes and inconsistances. Guess I should look into getting an IM or something...

So...who wants to be my beta?

*potential betas run away screaming in horror*

aw man...everytime...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 11, 2008, 03:23:53 PM
Lol I personally don't think that critiquing a story would necessitate "ripping" them apart. It's perfectly possible to be polite, even if you're telling someone that they're not doing something right. But I get what you mean, it can feel pretty demoralizing if people keep telling you you suck. I know someone did that to me before, and I totally quit writing for a good 2 years because of it. But hey, I think it helped me improve during that time, but anyway, I agree that rudeness shouldn't factor into criticism, we're all here to help each other out for the collective benefit of the community? ^_^

To be honest with everyone, I've never used a beta myself either, although I used to correct errors in my writing based on reviews back when I was still active on FFnet. XD It also helps that I have great sounding boards to talk to, so their close questioning about the plots of my stories makes sure that I won't leave stuff hanging awkwardly or create plot holes on accident. A second perspective really helps you look at your own work more objectively.

@wings: I've been a beta for a friend before, and it was quite fun, if a bit boring after a while (cos my friend writes SUPER LONG chapters, it takes forever to get through them XD). I wouldn't mind looking at your stuff, but it'll have to wait until after my exams. You should get an IM, it makes things easier if you wanna talk to any one of us (us meaning the fanfic writing/reading crew XD).

Which brings me back to an earlier idea. This discussion thread is useful for hanging out and stuff, but I think we deserve our own chatroom by now. XD I can imagine crazy things happening if we do lol. But yeah, just suggestions for the mods to look at. ^_^

Peace.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 11, 2008, 06:52:21 PM
woah!

Uh... so much happening in such a short time! anyway... it's nice how this side of the forum is teeming with life... and i'm somehow part of that life... i'm such a no life now... anyway...

i'm a bit late so, i apologize...

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what does everyone think about our fanfic forum? ^_^ I mean, we're probably one of the more prominent (?) English-based H!P fanfic forums?
Yeah, I remember telling some people here about that. I think we are a pretty active community of writers and readers. I don't know if it's just me but even with our growing numbers recently, we sort of have an idea who's who around here (and I don't mean that in a hierarchical who's who, rather who writes what and how), I think we also have a very diverse roster of writers and readers. Most of the time I think the exchanges are healthy...

The white list is a good idea. (I was reading my fic yesterday and i really wanted to shoot myself.)

The bootcamp.... I think it would be good to develop the core of the story first before diving head on... So that the story can have depth, have a strong foundation and can be developed in a more consistent, concentrated and coherent manner with some faithfulness the the characters involved... so yes to the bootcamp...

Well... I had a sort-of bootcamp-master-beta too... but then, I'm really a nut so... I kinda wasted that... It's good when the beta has a good grasp of the characterizations and has a pretty good depth perception...

Can we have a list of people who want and are available to beta? So that we won't end up harassing people who might not be available to do it... Maybe we can have them indexed...
Like:
Characters they have "mastered" (in a manner of speaking)
Literary Focus (if a writer wants to improve on specific elements)
Tendencies writers might want to run away from (Reasons why we SHOULDN'T pick you) - biases or quirks that might impede a fair and honest assessment of the story
Etc. (These are just suggestions)

and then just "apply" for "discipleship"

I also suggest an expansion of the bootcamp... Just to stimulate greater variety among the stories that are coming out... So maybe... a combined index for bootcamp-masters and betas (just specify which side are you on, the before, after or both)

a chatroom would be awesome... so we can talk in real-time...

Yeah... I think when the criticism is grounded on valid substantiated reasons, that can't be ripping apart... as long as the necessary points are specified and you find that there really is a need for improvement, it stings a lot but it's for our own good...

While many are buddies and what not, I think there should still be some respect for the writers and the stories... It's bad enough that you know you did something wrong... but sometimes the delivery of the news is more heart-wrenching... There are many painful ways of receiving criticism, bring on the pain but insults are definitely not welcome.

I think PM's are good places to point those things out... discretion and tact and secret codes are welcome on the threads themselves...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 11, 2008, 07:23:42 PM
Awesome contribution, tru! ^_^ I can call you that, right? *doesn't want to be presumptuous*

Anyway, I like your idea of an index. This might actually work, but we'll probably have to put in more work to make the whole thing happen. Haha. I guess maybe we should be talking to the mods for their input? But we probably should try to figure out the details of how such an "apprentice" system would work as well before actually putting in a proposal...why am I sounding like a project manager...>_> Lol.

But summary of the ideas floating around so far:

1) Pre-story
- Idea discussion (maybe in chat?)
- Bootcamp

2) Pre-chapter
- Beta system

3) Post-chapter
- Review system (I'm just making up the names on the spot XD)

So basically, stage one has the conceptualization of a story, plot and stuff. Bootcamp will help with technique if anyone wants it. Stage two will be more personal and one-on-one, the writer interacts with a beta to spot mistakes in a chapter before posting. Stage three will basically be evaluation by neutral parties...assuming you want to be reviewed, of course.

Naturally, all this is voluntary. No one is forced to do anything that they don't want. But this seems to be the basic structure of what we've been discussing so far. I'm welcome to any other ideas! ^_^ Let's make this a community effort! ^_^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 11, 2008, 07:37:42 PM
Ooooh sounds like a sexy idea, y'all~!

Yeah, the bootcamp already is like that, really. We always receive PM'd requests for beta-ing or pointing out discrepancies within writing styles and stuff, so the idea's already being implemented, woo xDDD

The idea could be really rockin' though. I mean, we as a community would definitely be closer together if we establish a good writer/beta relationship like petite souer/grande souer kouhai/senpai in school~! I was thinking that we'd advertise the betas/masters and their forte on the bootcamp first post (or a new thread) so that readers have the choice to select the trainer who they think will help them most or who they want to influence them. It's kinda like a sale of personal trainers, purchase whoever's skills so you can learn more about it and improve it.

...This is like one big MMORPG, roffle xD Get a trainer class...buy a weapon... advance trainer classes...

Anywho, awesome idea, Essy-chan~!  :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 11, 2008, 10:44:28 PM
Awesome contribution, tru! ^_^ I can call you that, right? *doesn't want to be presumptuous*
Thanks for taking note of my post, Estrea-san! Yes, you can call me tru  :yep:

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Anyway, I like your idea of an index. This might actually work, but we'll probably have to put in more work to make the whole thing happen. Haha. I guess maybe we should be talking to the mods for their input? But we probably should try to figure out the details of how such an "apprentice" system would work as well before actually putting in a proposal...why am I sounding like a project manager...>_> Lol.
Yeah. I just realized that a major challenge here is determining who is qualified to become a beta. Many are called but few may be chosen. Oh well... Maybe we can accept applications first... and cross the bridge when we get there depending on how many actually apply and who apply... Maybe we can open a thread or use this one to accept applications... Hmm... The selection process is still beyond me but it would be nice to know if there are willing participants early on.
It's okay to sound like a project manager. Somebody has to do it to get this off the ground.

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But summary of the ideas floating around so far:

1) Pre-story
- Idea discussion (maybe in chat?)
- Bootcamp

2) Pre-chapter
- Beta system

3) Post-chapter
- Review system (I'm just making up the names on the spot XD)
The idea discussion in chat is a good thing. With more people having inputs and applying different perspectives i think the story idea can be further enriched. Maybe the betas can also be PM'd for advice on the story idea. 
The white-list would fall under the post-chapter phase, right?(The names you made up work just fine XD)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on November 11, 2008, 11:13:40 PM
Wow, I'm liking all these ideas!!! There are always writers (like me) who want to improve and this sounds like a great opportunity.
Gah, this all sounds too fun!!! :lol: :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: katatsumuri on November 12, 2008, 12:13:03 AM
Everything brought up has been good so far, but I'm kinda against the idea of discussing the story-in a chatroom, or openly, or with a group of betas, or whoever is hanging out there too. What makes a good fic is partly the plot, the suspense that is built up from wanting to know what will happen next. Then it seems almost half the supposed readers already knew what's going to happen in your story, plus there's no guarantee people who already knew won't let slip the plot accidentally. So a writer and his/her beta should be strictly one to one. Having a group of betas for writers here is a good thing, however I don't wish to see it turn out mandatory that every writer must have a beta before they can start posting their fic here. I know this whole thing is voluntary but reading the posts here now makes me feel that and how everything seem like a big project now. Writing is supposed to be fun too. There are some writers who write just for the fun of it and I'm afraid some of them might be 'intimidated' from posting now. If everything is made so tough now, I'm afraid we'll see a dwindling of fics and slower updates for exisitng one. Another thing we have to take note is the community here is relatively small. Mostly all readers are writers themselves, and the group of people who would bother to comment are just that few. Lurkers will forever remain lurkers, that's their nature.

I apologize if I sound not so right here... rushing for work.  :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on November 12, 2008, 02:04:35 AM
@estrea...yeah, and I've been missing all the good fanfics here as well. God, it's hard loving Korean music and not having a decent and well written fanfic story to read. Sigh. So my mission is to get you to love SNSD and get you to write a fic. Haha jk. Unless you want to *desperate*

Awww thanks lollopop :) Oh, an undercover fan? We can fix that.

So, who wants to recommend me some good ol stuff? Yes, I'm purposely not looking outside this topic so I don't see the thread filled with titles

-O_sLaVe
edit: I just skimmed through.... did I come back in the middle of an argument? haha
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 12, 2008, 02:22:11 AM
@katatsumuri-san: I have to concede to that first point you mentioned. Yeah...
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What makes a good fic is partly the plot, the suspense that is built up from wanting to know what will happen next.
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I think the due to the limitations of our small population we cannot mandate that every writer have a beta. We have to admit that not everybody can beta. If everyone is required to have a beta, that would also mean that almost all writers are betas to another writer. I think that's a self limiting characteristic of this "program".

Like the bootcamp before, people are free to "enroll" fics or complete work portfolios if they want, back out when they realize it's not for them or not bother about it.

My idea for the index is just to have a roster of on-call betas just so we know who to call when we are in literary limbo. I think the problem there is when two or more writers want the same beta.  ;)

As for toughness, that's what we have the other commenters for. I think the people who bother to comment here kind-off makes the pressure ease up a bit. We have a very friendly bunch around.   :D

I think being in a community as active as ours and having prolific writers here sort-of pressures some writers already(me)

as for the chatroom, i think it would be a good place to know the people in here... I spend time in JPH!P's forum and i rarely see fanfic forum folks there...

Off-topic: Lurkers are really cute sometimes, I think... :lol: ...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on November 12, 2008, 02:49:24 AM
am I a cute lurker? I hope So.  :pandaaa:

I never even thought about the idea of betas, until someone told me that I should since my writing sometimes can be a bit hectic.  Anyways, I can happily report that I have been using a beta for my "Where did it al begin" Story and I am very happy with how it came out, but at the same time, Charmy in wonderland I just write and post and I like how that comes out too.  And it seems like people comment more on Charmy than Where it all begins so I don't know anymore.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 12, 2008, 03:24:52 AM
@kata: You brought up some very valid points, methinks. I have always thought that writer and beta should be one on one, since this kind of thing can't really work in a group and all. The point that everyone might feel pressured to have a beta is also thought-worthy, but I guess we should get it right off the bat that it's not necessary, just helpful if they want a second opinion. I, for one, have never wanted a beta, although I definitely would like more indepth comments about whether I can improve a chapter after posting. It's not like we have to subscribe to everything in that proposed system...you can just want a beta, but not want the whole nine yards. Something like that perhaps?

Oh and I agree that writing should be fun. That's why I said that this thing is only for people who think that they 1) need the help, 2) want to get even better. But even then ALL writing should be fun, because readers can tell if a writer likes the story, or they're just writing grudgingly. And it's a lot less fun if a writer is bored with their own story...where is the motivation if we're bored with our own story? [Reference: See me and AA] Lol.

I agree that discussing plot ideas openly may not be the best idea, but I was also thinking about other elements like pre-story, like you don't really know what to write and are just randomly throwing things out there to see what works. I know some of my crackfic ideas came from chatting to other people (Nocturne was inspired by poets, who wanted a Bad!Ai), and I still need to get down to writing a Sailor Moon crossover that Yuuyami discussed once (and had a lot of fun making fun of it XD).

I guess the chatting is more a form of...brainstorming? Like sometimes we have writer's block and it can be frustrating when we want to write something but don't know where to start. I've been of the belief that writer's block can only be cured by more writing, so sometimes just discussing random ideas can be useful. And even ongoing stories can benefit from it, since readers might like something to happen, and have suggestions that you might not have thought of....of course one must learn when to stick to your own idea and not just incorporate whatever your readers wanted....I made that mistake with AA lol. But yeah, it's not like you're just revealing the whole plot to everyone, more like just throwing around ideas and watching discussion about them. It can help sometimes.

Ok that was a super long ramble for someone who just woke up. Haha.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on November 12, 2008, 08:00:05 AM
am I a cute lurker too?

I did make the room at #JPH!P-fics ...any volunteers to be ops and such? It's good for hammering out problems in real time. but HEY:

Reading y'all ideas - PRETTY COOL. The more chatting is THE MORE AWESOME. i.e. posting in this forum lol

 Holler at us sometime this week, the JPH!P Admin Office is ALWAYS open to suggestions and we'll whip this baby in shape!

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: katatsumuri on November 12, 2008, 11:42:57 AM
What Tru and Essy had further said certainly clear things up.  :D
So this place is gonna have a beta list, a white list and a chatroom now?  XD
And a little something for lurkers. Learn to speak up, or you don't know what you're missing.  :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 12, 2008, 04:19:51 PM
^I think it's better if the writer enrolls his/herself to the 'program' instead of betas going after particular writers... as what was said earlier, it's not mandatory... and not everybody might want to have a beta... or they might have someone else in mind...

of course, betas can freely comment on whatever fic by whoever author they want but not impose themselves as THE beta on writers...

i think writers know themselves well enough to know if they want a beta or not...
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... um, fellow writers and resident readers, i think Estrea-san, katatsumuri-san and I have elaborated on this quite extensively for the past few posts... And the administration have opened their offices for possible additions here...
I think it would be best that more of you also voice out what you think about this. Especially since this is going to be a community effort. Sure, participation is voluntary but before anything gets done, i think we should know who are willing to get involved.

I think daigong has already opened up a chatroom for us... thank you, daigong! ... since that is more-or less out of our hands at the moment, maybe we can work with what is within our grasp as computer users...

For the white-list: from what i understand the white-list is an open invitation for serious post chapter reviews... did i get it right?
hmmm... how do we go about enrolling fics into the white list...?
here are some options i can think of:
1. within our own fic threads, after a chapter, we can specify that we are enrolling into the white-list
2. we can open a new thread, much like what Yuuyami-san and Loser-san did for the bootcamp. Maybe we can just update the first post (the first thread will contain a list of all enrollees for easy reference) once a week for new enrollees
those are just suggestions, btw...

for the beta-system: i thought about it for awhile and realized some flaws in my logic earlier... i think a sticky thread can do the trick. This is a minimal spartan post sample suggestion:
Name of Beta:
Literary Focus:
Character Mastery:
Quirks and tendencies that writers might not like:
Active or Inactive (active, meaning: currently beta-reading a writer)
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anyone who would like to beta simply needs to put up something like that there and wait for victims...um...er... volunteers
...
maybe later on, we can have a ferocity meter... :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on November 12, 2008, 04:53:14 PM
^Awesome, thanks for laying it out like that, tru. XD And lol at the ferocity meter. :lol:

Pretty much said everything I had to say. So now, just waiting for the silent lurking masses to respond. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on November 12, 2008, 07:27:13 PM
I am herby officially throwing my full support into this program. Even though I don't believe I am a strong enough writer to be a beta, I am totally cool with following any kind of process for my stories to get beta'ed. 

W00 you go JPH!P fanfic thread.  :pandaaa:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 12, 2008, 08:36:44 PM
I definitely want to throw my all in there too xDDD

The bootcamp's first post is all your's for the beta-advertising, white list people, and anything else if needed.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: maverickpanda on November 12, 2008, 09:06:32 PM
im still kinda iffy on exactly what this white-list thing is
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 13, 2008, 12:01:09 AM
The white list is like painting a bullseye on your forehead... j/ks! XD

Although we have active commenters here, there isn't a lot constructive criticism going on.

Constructive criticism isn't being limited to the enrolled fics, of course... If there are commenters who want to "rip apart" fics that aren't enrolled, they are still free to do so... but because we're all friendly people here, that might be inhibiting us from being totally honest or sometimes even from being critical readers...

So, for writers who are hell-bent on getting that serious nitty-gritty constructive criticism, we have the white list...

when you enroll into the white list, you are explicitly telling people that you have braced yourself enough for that constructive criticism even though it might hurt your eyes and ego...

i think the possible objectives of this 'program' is:
1. to have a venue where writers are exposed to healthy, holistic and tactful but strict appraisal of a fic whether in part or as a whole in order to improve thier writing
2. to give readers a venue to voice out any apparently-negative-yet-totally-valid-complaints about any element of the fics: grammar, rhetoric, character and plot development, etc.
3. to reinforce the beta-system (wherever applicable)

I think from our discussion here, reviews for fics in the white list will be kept to PM.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: katatsumuri on November 13, 2008, 12:03:46 AM
@tru  You're good with this, aren't you.  :on GJ:  and the ferocity meter is funny  :P
Myself, I never wanted a beta so I agree with tru that you don't impose on someone to be their beta, and they might be too nice to reject you. Best to just offer your services and wait...  XD . However, I would love to be in the white list and hear some 'truth'. Ermm... does that mean I have to start posting my fics here?

Another thing I wanna say is writers shouldn't have the mentality that once they got a beta, they're gonna have fantastic reviews for their fics, and blame their beta when it doesn't happen. There are many factors: unpopular pairing, trite story plot and (most importantly, imo) bad English. And your beta might be too nice to tell you that your fic isn't going to work, so no pushing of blame.

Can I suggest that since Tru is quite good with organizing, she should be put in charge of this. We should have a sticky topic where interested parties can find the beta/white list. A writer can then contact the beta he/she wanted through PM or email and what happens after is strictly their 'business'. A writer's beta can remain in anonymity this way, if that's what a shy beta wants. For the white list, writers just have to apply to indicate they are sporty for harsh critique, through open comments or PM. I think there are lot of good writers here that will make good betas but some have since gone 'MIA'. Maybe we can approach them and see if they're willing to help.


EDIT: And a list of proofreaders please. (there's a big difference between a beta and a proofreader, the latter just checks for grammatical errors.)
It may be just me, but nothing makes my eyes bleed more than spelling errors and serious lack of punctuation.  XD

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on November 13, 2008, 02:32:12 AM
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I'm with you about the grammer thing, katatsumuri~ It pisses me off and kinda ruins the story. :lol: So if you ever see me mess up, it's a typo, I tell you!!! :roll:

This would be a cool thing, as long as I don't have to beta for anyone. o_O Not that I don't want to, it's just that I'm generally not too helpful with this kind of stuff. I tend to like ALMOST everything so it would just be a waste of time. Just thought I'd state this now. :lol:

Go tru!!! You are pro at this!!! :otomerika:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: wings4dreams on November 13, 2008, 07:18:58 AM
whoo~ so many updates, I can't keep up with it all. It's 1:00 in the morning and I should be sleeping, but I wanted to respond really quick...

 sorry, I didn't mean to make critiques sound too negitive and harsh, I just tend to over exaggerate when I talk about stuff, force of habit I guess... 

anyways, thanks estrea (and sweeety) for offering to beta for me, but I think the white list will do just fine (because reading a fic should be as enjoyable as writing one and if you're forced to read something it becomes a chore and I wouldn't want someone to read my fics because they feel they have to).

I think tru's on the right track with the catagory idea and its really cool how all you guys sorta banded together to make this work *cries* its so beautiful~


and although I agree with kata that a chatroom isn't the best way to go for discussing main details of a plot openly (unless brainstorming) I still like the idea of a chatroom...

I'm really tired so if everything I just typed is a confusing mass of randomness then...uh...

...I forgot what my point was supposed to be...

oy, and sweeety don't feel bad about the love letter thing, for some reason when coworkers see me writing in my notebook they always think I'm writing a romance novel or something and whisper things in my ear like "..and then he held her in his strong muscular arms..."  I laugh nervously, because little do they know that this sweet, shy person is actually writing naughty girl on girl fanfics...

...okay, this time for real, I am going to bed...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on November 13, 2008, 09:59:23 AM
Thanks for the PM replies -Loser87- & Yuuyami --- been pimping a lot due to HANGRY & ANGRY release but hey, we're here accomodate whatever suits y'all. Gotta explain this beta thing tho, Estrea? :P

Keep up the good work guys!! MAKE JPH!P PROUD! :shakeit:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on November 13, 2008, 03:36:59 PM
Wow, glad to see you guys coming together for the sake of the community here. :) Although I see the people who have posted are really only just a few of our little section's patrons... *looks at self* >.>

I'm sure I'd love doing a beta type thing (if anyone would trust me with it XD) because editing and language work are things I've really come to enjoy doing (I may very well be an English teacher from next year actually... *crosses fingers*), but I just don't have the time for it anymore... I guess I only thought I was busy when I was working full-time and going to school as well. XD Those who know me can tell that by how I'm not even updating my own fics lately... which for a long time nothing really stopped me from doing that... Well, there are signs things might calm down in the next few weeks. Anyway, sorry to not really contribute much, but for what it's worth you guys will always have my support. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on November 13, 2008, 08:21:45 PM
whoo~ so many updates, I can't keep up with it all. It's 1:00 in the morning and I should be sleeping
Now you know how I usually feel. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Fenrir on November 13, 2008, 11:55:16 PM
I really got to stop reading all these fanfics at work while the boss is around. >.>   <.<
Too many sexy/happy/funny moments. A giant grin appears every time I read about them. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 14, 2008, 02:17:05 AM
Okay guys, I'm officially hi-jacking the new writer improvement program.

The new program includes:
1. The beta and proofreader roster
2. The whitelist

I'm leaving the original bootcamp in the hands of Yuuyami-san and Loser-san. But may I request any of the mods to make it a sticky thread? Just to make it easy to find.

I am requesting the people who are, as early as now, interested in joining the program to send me the following information so that we can have an initial list.

For the betas:

Name of Beta:
Literary Focus:
Character Mastery:
Quirks and tendencies that writers might not like about you:
*Would you be willing to beta 2 writers?
**Would you be willing to proofread as a sideline?
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For the proofreaders (who aren't available to be beta readers), your name would suffice. But if you want to send me anymore information about yourself that you think may be necessary or, more importantly, fun, please feel free to do so.
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For the white list:
Name of the writer:
Title of the fic you want to enroll: (If you're enrolling your complete work portfolio, please indicate)
Pairings for each fic: (for quick reference)
Elements you want your reviewers to pay most attention to: (If none, please indicate)
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By the power I vested in me, I hereby declare that the program, especially the white-list, be exclusive to fics posted in here even if we all visit that other place where you post your fics.(not that I can do anything about it if you don't follow this provision). So please post here. :D

This is all for the good of the forum, if there are any objections to this hi-jack, feel free to ask help from anybody here to dethrone me. Silence will be taken as a sign of affirmation. Thank you.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: katatsumuri on November 14, 2008, 03:12:18 AM
Yes please, Tru. Not that this improvement will disrupt the whole sub-forum (as everything is voluntary). Thank you very much.  :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on November 14, 2008, 03:13:39 AM
This down to business tru is scary :P
You guys are doing a great job though, nice to see :D
Now I just gotta figure out how to get on the fic chatroom thing XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on November 16, 2008, 03:25:06 AM
*whew*

First time in something like, a month and a half where I've gotten all caught up on everything here.
:mon sweat:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Chika-chan on November 16, 2008, 05:17:03 PM
At least you're all caught up!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: sweeety on November 18, 2008, 06:13:56 AM
^ Is this going to turn into another writer bootcamp thingy and be totally annoying?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on November 18, 2008, 06:41:58 AM
^depends...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 18, 2008, 08:39:59 PM
^
^

Sweeety... That's a bit mean... xDD........ We may seem like we're cracking the whip, but hey, we help people improve their writing... xDDD.......
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on November 18, 2008, 10:12:57 PM
^ nobody is pointing a gun at you and forcing you to do this sweeety, it's a choice whether people actually wanna do this or not so...chill. lol.

Anyway, this is a pretty good idea.
Helps writers who want to improve and for us veterans...
Gives us something to do lmao. nahh, but this is generally a good idea and well thought out.

Props to yah tru~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Demon Eyes on November 19, 2008, 05:22:02 PM
Curse Of the Dragon

rokun

Very good concept and I think that had this idea come to dear rokun a little later after a couple of more fics, It would've been a really great hit.

That was good way to put it but to me, I loved it for one thing and one thing only...Okay...maybe two. Anyway, It was the Reina/Miki moments and the love that is GAM.

Strangely, it is the same reason(Reina/Miki) that I think it doesn't get a 4 or 5 out of 5.

Let me explain, it might not have occurred to the others but to me, I felt really disappointed by the end of the first story. Reina's fate was a little...unjustified.

Okay, that came out like a whine but these are my thought (or fantasies) about the fic.

Reina might have done some really bad things (Really bad) but there was one person who she wasn't too bad with and this persona should be the only one who should've been the one to understand Reina's real feelings about everything. Hence my disappointment when this person, didn't do a thing when Reina was in need of help.

It didn't have to end up a Miki/Reina for Miki to at least stand up for her or even save her. There were moments where Reina was a litle open and in these moments Miki was there. if there was any one, it would've been her who understood her a little. After all the times she had been "repaired" and encouraged by Reina, she didn't do a thing in return for Reina.

I really thought their relationship in this fic was more than FBs but....

I hope rokun saw this and is planning to do something about it in the sequel for, even if I love GAM to bits, I am anticipating revenge, or something.

this really got to me and couldn't place me feelings to it so I had to wait a little before I reviewed it.

I give it a 3 because it was one of rokun's first fics so it was quite simple and as I said earlier, if it had waited or if there was a re-make, it would totally rock the world.

Sorry rokun  :oops:

Love Series

OTN1

As most, I think this is the best fic I've read.

Two things that garantee its epic WIN is 1, GAM and 2, length.

Come on, GAM is the hottest thing that ever happened to H!P, admit it guys 'n' girls.  :twisted:

I mean, Fujimoto Miki. the Fujimoto and Matsuura Aya.  :drool:

And length, no one can pull of that amount in a fic and still hold the reader as great as OTN1 did me. I admit that I got lost the first round. Somewhere when Aya dies and things go kind of a crazy there. I thought I was in the quantum zone or something. By the way, I am still a little confused but I decided to stop the analysis and go with the flow.  :P

If only for this, it doesn't get a 6 but a 5/5.

Great story OTN1. Greatest.

BTW, when is AKB getting here, I wanna read 48 fics soon.

Sigh


Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on November 19, 2008, 11:52:40 PM
Um...this might sound totally wrong but I rather this place stay a h!p place....I mean...I'm sure there are akb fan forums out there somewhere..so that would be a better place for akb fics.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on November 20, 2008, 12:00:24 AM
Mmm I'm with sukoshi here =T..
I mean this is primarily a H!P forum sooo yeah =T
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on November 20, 2008, 06:54:51 AM
Well in the SNSD section of jphip weren't the slowly starting to post fics there? I don't know, i don't really go there so not sure, but my point is maybe the AKB48 section has done that too... absolutely no idea though but I'd say if there was to be AKB48 fanfics, then I think they would (and should like the two above said) posted there, so keep an eye out there (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?board=88.0) Demon Eyes :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on November 20, 2008, 08:37:44 AM
there's a reason why its called H!P Fanfics...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on November 21, 2008, 09:06:51 AM
Ah I remember reading a bit of OCG II...it wasn't my thing since it was exactly like ayashi XD  oh how much I loved and hated that anime at the same time...  It started so good yet ended so bad...and now i'm stuck with all the ayashi manga I bought XD

I think I had trouble with the other one....OCG I?  cause it had snakes...and that gave me unpleasant thoughts XD

on the bright side, yuuyami's leek story was delightful~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 21, 2008, 12:30:13 PM
Roffle, when you look at OCG II NOW, it's nothing like Ayashi, I only took the premises of the beginning and totally strayed off the Ayashi path after the first ten chapters was over xDDDDD

I liked the concept of another celestial, divine being posessing you, so I took the liberty of taking a bit of the beginning plot just so I can make y'all smile at the reference (And I guess I scared people away for uh... 'plagerising' a plot beginning?) and then I twisted it around to suit my taste (Bringing Miyabi and Eri and Aya into the story) and then I added even more twisted stuff in the plot so that it's hardly Ayashi anymore o___O; So Sukoshi, don't worry! It won't end up like Ceres, my version is far more better and won't go downhill, in my opinion xDDD Since it's still in the works, anything any one wants to see? I might throw it in xD. Oh wait, that sort of thing is supposed to be saved for that thread o___o... Oh well. xDDD

Anywho, uh, yeah, thanks for my rating xDDD. I'm actually plotting something really special for the first OCG, look forward to it :3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: OTN1 on November 22, 2008, 04:14:32 AM
If only for this, it doesn't get a 6 but a 5/5.
Good to always see there's always room for improvement. ;)  Thanks for the nice review.  I'll try hard for that extra star next time!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on November 22, 2008, 11:01:17 PM
ARE YOU READY TO GET DOWN!?!

(http://www.imgur.com/files/081101/1225562131.jpg)

CONGRATS to the new mods of the Fanfics Section: Loser87  ... Yuuyami  sorry about the delay in response but  we been mad creating and debating. Plus we had to do a background check: no previous arrests! That's not good :P I'm kidding, so check ur PM ;)

I wanna see you in my office NOW!  :twisted:

I WILL be in /join #JPH!P-fics tonite. So hope to chat with peeps there too, I have to get beer now. This is merely the tip of the iceberg in what we got in store for y'all!! :otomerika:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 23, 2008, 05:40:59 AM
In honor of our promotion, we collab'd on a fanart of us! Well, we drew ourselves but hey! xDDDDD


 (http://www.imgur.com/files/081122/Th.Meet-the-Mods.jpg) (http://www.imgur.com/i.php?i=081122/Meet-the-Mods.jpg)

Anywho, WHOOT We have power now o___o;

Man, it's been what, a year or two since I've been here on Jphip? I've watched as people come and go within this section as a junior. Eventually, I became a senior and pranced among the others as that person who molests Loser87 that loveable senpai. And look now, I'm a mod... Holy shit dude, whenever I look at my username and find that Mod tag underneath, it makes me want to cry... ;____;

We won't let you all down! We're going to definitely do epic shit! o___o We're plotting planning great things for the future!

Why yes, I got a haircut xDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on November 23, 2008, 05:46:22 AM
^-- Why yes, you cheapened out by drawing a cape ;P

so yeah..I see that glorious pink moderator thingy under that member + thingy..
I kinda' feel all warm and giggly inside lol.

So yeah, we've got big plans, fun stuff coming out.
This section will be sexier than evarrrr..

whoot.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: JFC on November 23, 2008, 05:57:32 AM
Why yes, I got a haircut xDDD
Pics please. :D

We all know you're still incredibly hot and awesome either way anyway. :wub:



This section will be sexier than evarrrr..
Hope my heart can handle it. ;D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on November 23, 2008, 08:25:39 AM
Congratulations!! I wondering why I saw Yuu's and Loser87's name under the modlist... xD Now I guess I know. Can't wait to see how things go. ;)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 25, 2008, 05:48:32 AM
o-o...

Since it's Thanksgiving soon...

Those who are celebrating it (or not? xDD), how are all of you going to spend it?

I'm just gonna cook up a steak dinner (Screw turkey!! xDDD) and then hopefully, write a chapter for Ojou-sama or OCG II.

<3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on November 25, 2008, 06:16:10 AM
Just going over to my aunts house for a party. I don't even think we're eating Turkey...just some Vietnamese food. XD It's an excuse to get together for food. :sweatdrop: But since I have a whole week off for Thanksgiving, I'm hoping to pump out some fics that have been stuck in my head. Or maybe remember some of the plots that I've already forgotten about... :doh:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on November 25, 2008, 07:13:42 AM
Posting from teh mama's iphone! :P

I shall be chillin with the fam at my cousin's house. We're gonna be eating the whole day! Family tradition wills us to make French fries and sweet potato fries. Along with turkey and other assorted Asian foods. I wish I had time to update...maybe I will.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on November 25, 2008, 11:08:59 AM
My closest friends and I are going for a regular American Thanksgiving dinner in Japan at one of the gaijin bars around here. :) A couple of us really want to celebrate a bit of the holiday... despite the fact we have school through it... and when we found about this, it was just perfect. :)

There's also a dance party at one of the dorms Friday night, but since that might be the night we go to dinner I'm not sure if I'll go to it... It sounds like most others are though.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on November 26, 2008, 02:34:15 AM
Oh yeah thanksgiving..
I'm gonna spend it being in bed sleeping half the time.
The other half eating some food gobble gobble. lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 27, 2008, 07:38:02 PM
(http://www.imgur.com/files/081127/Happy-thanksgiving-XD.gif)

LMAO half an hour later, I realized that a turkey body does NOT look like that... Oh well xDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Chika-chan on November 27, 2008, 07:40:22 PM
Ack! Yuu, who is we eating?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on November 27, 2008, 07:48:50 PM
:on lol: but :shock: and :OMG:
Yeah, I wanna know too, who are we eating???? :sweat:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on November 27, 2008, 07:53:42 PM
Well... My Loser-chan tied me up and stuffed me into a turkey's body xDDD

-this post has been edited by me, loser87-

...Well, isn't that lovely...>_> Making me all..cannibal and crazy like.. Whore. ;P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Chika-chan on November 27, 2008, 07:56:56 PM
Mmmmm....

YUUKEY!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 01, 2008, 05:10:52 AM
Grrr.....It is hard to make perv seem less "vanilla". I want to write something new-ish, in the sense that it's not the same-old, same-old but I don't want to make it super kinky b/c it is TakaGaki's first time. :P
So bored right now. *whimpers*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on December 01, 2008, 05:16:12 AM
^ That's why you write an ongoing story.................and end the final chapter with a perv xDDD

Of course, it could be a simple three shot with something 'special' at the end, but hey, I've always found it more fun to write up a story which leads to a lovely reward at the end xDDD Maybe you should give it a try. o_o;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on December 01, 2008, 08:03:47 AM
Grrr.....It is hard to make perv seem less "vanilla". I want to write something new-ish, in the sense that it's not the same-old, same-old but I don't want to make it super kinky b/c it is TakaGaki's first time. :P
So bored right now. *whimpers*

Just add random inanimate objects... it's all the craze :P

Was totally meant to catch up on fics today, but instead got distracted and I've been watching the Wonder Girls for *counts on fingers* 8 hours XD Time to get back to youtube for more of the action :D

Oh and raise your hand if you think I should buy a new laptop... IT HAS A REMOTE!!! :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Demon Eyes on December 05, 2008, 03:25:54 AM
A Young Girl's Odyssey

by rokun

Dear rokun, :love:

Here I am again, reading your fics and...reviewing. :inlove:

Once again confirming that it is/can only be you that plays the Reina/Mikitty card. :twisted:

First things first,

Thank you for that fact I just pointed out above. Thank you.

Then, I scream "THIS STORY DESERVES A SEQUEL".

I want to see Reina grow to love Sayumi. The feeling I got from the end was that Reina wasn't quite in love with Sayu-chan yet. It was described as Sayu loving Reina but nothing on Reina's side except that time when she mentioned she wanted to grow to Sayumi.

This calls for a nice romance/drama version of this universe developing these two's relationship. like, you know, Berryz beau. This fics ending left a lot of things un cleared, well, not a lot but the most important, Like Ai-chan and Reina's relationship after this and Ai-chan's side of things and the company. What happened there like?!

That out of the way, since I wanted to not forget it I said it first, I quite enjoyed this story. Like I mentioned somewhere else here, I am not into main stream couples except GAM but this story introduced me to a new ship, the Reina/Sayumi, the reason, I confess, that I was able to finish it.

At first, I was grabbed by the events in the beginning about miki. My first thought was;

"W.T.F"

Seriously, no foolin'.

I was thinking what you was smoking for killing off THAT person of all people. I mean, Reina got to me in CotD but this was...This was ....This was the first reason I was pulled to this story. then somehwere fsrther, I was really getting scared that that was for real when it came to the funeral and such so, thank the gods for the finished story, I decided to spoil my self and read the last chapter.

imagine my Shoku when I discovered the ultimate girlfriend of our heroine. I felt like how I did, almost like how I did when I found the charming YurinaxRisako. Just like that, I found a new ship to add to my Most wanton. I decided just then and there to go back to page 1, Sentence 1, the first word and re-read to the last word.

It was quite painful in the beginning when I was fooled like everyone else, I wanted to jump in there and comfort poor Ayaya myself. I still can't decide if I should be mad at you for that so I will be getting back to you.

Yes, I am one of those who get so pulled into a story that we can't help feel for the characters strongly.

It sure did take a long time to get to the ReinaxSayu bits but by then, I had learned the truth so I was already sold. Wherever Mikitty is, everything is right with that fic.

I also loved every bit of ReinaxMikitty that you through in there. Everyone.

Wait, I just thought about this now, but since Mikitty wasn't really dead, did she actually sneak into Reina-chan's bed, or was it all in Reina's head?! I guess it was all in her head since they never actually talked about it when Mikitty was 'resurrected'. But if it wasn't all an illusion, even if it was actually, then this means there is a special/strange bond btn the two. the more wierder it might be is that this is all on Reina's side which makes my head spin more. But I won't make my thoughts on that known for I know I wouldn't survive the stone from the Ai and Eri corners.

Arr.

if this bit is in all you MM fics, I am gonna dig them all up and read them no matter what pairing they support. I have a feeling this is actually bigger than just ReinaxMikitty playing around. there might be a GRANDE plane in the making. - oh how I dream. Dream s are nice.

They remind me of Usagi x Rei from Sailor Moon. Soulmate don't have to be lovers you know ... ;)

Now that I think about it, you aren't the only one playing around with this ship, I read "All Aboard" and they had moments there too though in that universe, Mikitty is made out to be a Glomp Glomp Playa or something Demon!

Any who, you are the nest rokun.

You have really come a long way from CotD to this. this reminds me of the review of that story I did in the Reviews section. I am still a little hurt by the end of the first arc. I will pray still that you reconsider in the sequel. I already "raged" :sweatdrop: about it in the Reviews section so I will spare this pace.

I am still waiting for mortivation to continue  BB but I the fact that the heroine in...not in my top girls of Berry, I am still finding it hard.

Sorry about this but I have been told to be one of the most straight forward people. :oops:

Great story this one AYGO, turned out to be but it felt open ended.

Oh well, can't have then all now can we...

Definitely printed and stored for re-reading.

Great job rokun.

Keep it up. :D

4.5/5
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on December 08, 2008, 12:14:37 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAY o___O;

We gots our winner~!

CONGRATS TO LIL_HAMZ FOR FANFIC OF THE MONTH

And no, I don't think you can talk your way out of this one, hun xDDDD

Embrace your victory, giiiirl~!  :heart: :heart: :heart:

I'll draw a celebratory drawing later... When I come back from school, roffle xDDD

So deary, PM Daigong for le prize~!

Great victory~!  :heart:

If anyone wants the details, her votes have REALLY been shooting up, after three days, it was already 19 versus 3 for the other two (hence my saying "wow, landslide victory o_o" earlier) but then the votes for the other two shot up as well while Hamminz went up a bit, but overall, with a lovely 22, Hamminz wins xDDDD

Congrats~  :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on December 08, 2008, 11:38:05 PM
yay congrats hammy~ 

lol Yuuyami I'm going to have to associate your moderator-ship with stickies (since you added another new one today) XD 
I don't know if it's good or bad (as in necessary) but some of them are just not getting any activity such as bootcamp and whitelist.
H!P Fanfiction Cheat Sheet  probably got neglected cause it was just easier to read a new story than to look up the summary first XD  but you know it's a great resource for new readers so I see why you'd want to bring it back

I probably should pm this instead but figured it's better if other ppl discussed it too.  All the stickies are important threads so I don't know...this is probably just one of my pointless musings so you can totally disregard it too.

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 09, 2008, 01:11:06 AM
Wooooot! GO Hammy!!! :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on December 09, 2008, 01:43:39 AM
CONGRATZ HAMMY!! *showers with more luff* :cow:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: tru_harmony on December 09, 2008, 03:20:54 AM
the bootcamp and the beta-roster-and-white-list were stickied on my request.

they are there as advertisments for the betas and the whitelist participants, hence, the necessity(or so i thought) for it to be on the first page.

i had requested the bootcamp be stickied to give people alternatives to the experimental program in case they want some kind of guidance...

the activity (if it does happen) related to the thread was expected to show not on the thread itself but on the improvement of the writers and the serious commenting from readers...

but that was the goal... it seems is miles away...

to the mods, do as you deem fit...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on December 09, 2008, 05:11:13 AM
In regards to the whole stickies thing... xDDD;

Truthfully, I thought they were starting to hoard the board, and the fanfiction section in general is starting to get huge, so my Loser-chan and I actually filed in a request for Dai to divide the forum into subforums so as to make everything easier to find xDDD;

But I can't spoil to much :P

I promise you all, our induction into mod-status will be a bang xDDD Wait til you see what we got planned for this month! <3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Fenrir on December 09, 2008, 06:26:49 AM
Quote from: Yuuyami
I promise you all, our induction into mod-status will be a bang xDDD Wait til you see what we got planned for this month! <3

More turkey chopping?? :P

But I digress. Congrats to Lil hamz!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on December 09, 2008, 07:18:06 AM
In regards to the whole stickies thing... xDDD;

Truthfully, I thought they were starting to hoard the board, and the fanfiction section in general is starting to get huge, so my Loser-chan and I actually filed in a request for Dai to divide the forum into subforums so as to make everything easier to find xDDD;

But I can't spoil to much :P

I promise you all, our induction into mod-status will be a bang xDDD Wait til you see what we got planned for this month! <3
...I'm scared... :cry:

Congrats once again Hammy-sama :w00t: :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on December 09, 2008, 09:01:15 AM
lol I'm scared too XD

organization is good...hopefully it wouldn't be too subdivided cause then ppl tend not to visit other sections XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on December 09, 2008, 09:18:03 AM
CONGRATS Lil_Hamz!!! :shakeit:

Yaw. Yuuyam-eeezy and Loser-eeeezy doing a bang up job.  :heart: I sure love those illustrations XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lil_hamz on December 10, 2008, 06:48:03 AM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone. Me is a touched and happy lil ham roll now *blushes*

I'm excited and scared about the impending changes :D Can't wait to find out what's in store.

@Yuuyami: Nice illustration as always :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on December 15, 2008, 12:10:25 AM
orz

Freezing rain hit the New England region of the states... and that's where I live ;____;

Cos of all the ice and stuff, we've got on hell of a major power outage (they even turned most of the big stuff like the gyms into shelters) so it's been super chaotic for a while.

...Actually it's still pretty chaotic ~_~...

The reason why I'm even here is cos I've got a generator and the internet started working recently xDDD!! So I'm thankful for that o___o;

But yeah, in case any of you guys wondered where the grandeur lovely Yuuyami went, I am here... recharging the generator every five hours...in the cold... xDD;.... On the brighter side, watching everything encased in ice was interesting... It's been so long since I've seen that happen o___O Like... Every individual blade of grass is thinly iced xDDDD I took pictures, so I'll post them up later when I have more power xDDDD

Disregarding that, I see the section hasn't changed much since the storm hit... o_O...

Exams? Busy for the holidays? What's everyone's excuse for not writing as much? xDD

I haven't been feeling the muse coursing through my veins lately, so there's my lame excuse o-o...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Chika-chan on December 15, 2008, 12:26:49 AM
Mine excuseth is a bajilion projects and tests.

But that's over Tuesday. :3

Hope the storms move up here, Yuu.

(I WANT SNOW!!!!)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Loser87 on December 15, 2008, 12:39:01 AM
lol my excuse, I'm swamped with finals, presentations and final home works.
But after this week, you'll be seeing a flow of chapters being posted for like December XDXD

I had a burst of ideas just come to me while waiting for the bus yesterday morning..
And another flow of ideas for the rest of the day and today~

I'm so glad my creativity is no longer blocked =w=..

So yeah that's my excuse XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on December 15, 2008, 04:22:38 AM
I'm afraid that hard hat you've given me is being put to the test, Yuu. Writer's block is happily hammering away at me right now... I've got part of a fic written, but I don't know what to do with it...or how to finish it. D: I had an idea and tried to change the fic, but now my original ending all thrown off. Bah. I'm lost. @_@

...That and tests before my 2 week break. They're piling up this week. Eww... AP Chemistry and AP Calculus in the same day...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on December 15, 2008, 07:07:02 AM
Lol I've found myself saying in RL for various reasons "I'm ok, got a hardhat!" XD I blame you Yuuchan! :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on December 15, 2008, 07:27:38 PM
ROFFLE!!

Glad to know my "I'm ok, I got a hardhat!" phrase caught on xDDD...

Anywho, here's some links to my backyard~! xDDD


(http://xs134.xs.to/xs134/08511/backyard_xd612.jpg.xs.jpg) (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs134&d=08511&f=backyard_xd612.jpg)  (http://xs134.xs.to/xs134/08511/le_grass_xd720.jpg.xs.jpg) (http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs134&d=08511&f=le_grass_xd720.jpg)

Told yah every single blade of grass is frozen solid xD It's fun to walk on it 'cause it crunches like snow... xDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lil_hamz on December 16, 2008, 12:23:06 PM
^ Those actually look very pretty. It's like a whole dream world.

I'm afraid that hard hat you've given me is being put to the test, Yuu. Writer's block is happily hammering away at me right now... I've got part of a fic written, but I don't know what to do with it...or how to finish it. D: I had an idea and tried to change the fic, but now my original ending all thrown off. Bah. I'm lost. @_@

...That and tests before my 2 week break. They're piling up this week. Eww... AP Chemistry and AP Calculus in the same day...

Ahhh no wonder I never saw you post that fic. A plan needs to be thought up immediately. *Jumps into special mission clothes* *Runs towards SxY and starts swatting* Hmmmm maybe that's not such a good method of trying to chase writer's block away? XD

Are your tests over? If they are looming then GOOD LUCK!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 23, 2008, 05:07:47 AM
Ack, I'm bored again. :lol: I'm feeling in the FujiGaki mood but no ideas in sight. Help, anybody? :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: redux on December 23, 2008, 09:25:29 PM
Been a while since I was last in here, please tell me this palce has calmed down now....right? XD

^ I tried a FujiGaki story once in the past but it was quite difficult to deal with at times and I ended up sacking off that story. What kind of angle you looking to do? Mine was a pretty serious one which helped with showing Miki's POV a bit better but it was the Gaki part I struggled with.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 24, 2008, 12:42:49 AM
^
It was that prison one huh? :lol: I remember that!!! I thought it was going well....but you, as the author, definitely know best. Hmmm, I wasn't thinking too serious. More of a "Gaki sort of freaking out because she's doing things with Miki that she shouldn't" kind of thing. :P Maybe perv, maybe not. I really don't have much to go on, other than the fact that I want to write it. I even checked all the prompts on Renai Rev....but NO FUJIGAKI!!!! :shocked: I was quite surprised at that.

As for the calming down, I'm pretty sure we're back to normal.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: redux on December 24, 2008, 12:56:09 AM
Hehe, yeah that's the one, I'm quite surprised that anyone remembers it...I kind of got stuck with work shortly after starting it and as always happens with me I always look back and say to myself "What the hell was I thinking?" XD

Anyways, I never even knew about renairev until...just now; :lol: but it is pretty surprising that no-one else has bothered to cover it before. All the more reason to do it though I suppose, it'll definitely stand out as a lot of similar pairings do seem to crop up and thery're not the kind of people you can really imagine together.

Kind of a good point and a point I suppose but I'd say go for it, I'm interested to see how it would go at least. As for ideas though, you're on your own for that one; like I said whenver I see my old stuff I don't knwo whether to laugh or cry so I can't really give you any tips I've picked up from it!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 24, 2008, 03:02:49 AM
^
Imma go for it. I like new/rare pairings, it's a challenge I'm willing to take. Wish me luck. And FujiGaki is hot anyway! (my two favorite members)

1500 POSTS FOR MY FELLOW AUTHORS AND READERS!!!
We been doing it big this year and the only way to go is up!!!
Whoa, I've been reading dai's posts too much! But I'm less of a perv~ XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on December 24, 2008, 12:17:49 PM
Whoa, I've been reading dai's posts too much! But I'm less of a perv~ XD
Dude, if you say so but I don't believe that for a second, you just aren't quite as vocal XD
I HEARD FUJIGAKI AND CAME RUNNING! I can picture them... a lot! :drool:
*points to poets* ask her how/what to do with them, she got me hooked on the hotness of said pairing :heart:
Aw man, a pervy FujiGaki would be THE best... you know my b'day is coming up soon right? Perfect timing for you to write one :lol:

I get so excited at just the tiny mention of those two together XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 24, 2008, 06:31:10 PM
^
Yeah, I suppose you're right. :lol:

But I rarely see poe-chan..... :( Perhaps I'll have to take advantage of winter break and try to talk with her again. I miss her. I do know that your birthday is coming up, of course I do. :D Present, huh? I can probably pull that off and I wanna give you a real present too. It just might be late. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on December 25, 2008, 08:10:03 AM
>_>

<_<





What?!
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Screw you!
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Mwuahahaha!!
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OH SHI--
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Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on December 25, 2008, 08:15:09 AM
And a Joyous Yaksmas EVE to you TOO!!! :rockon:

Crazy snowstorms all around! WHOOPS. I forgot to send out some prizes :doh:

I got week and a half holidays!! Time to fuck with some MSN :D
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Post by: JFC on December 25, 2008, 09:24:38 AM
^
^
4KOMA!!! :rockon:
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Post by: Fenrir on December 25, 2008, 09:31:54 AM
Yay! More 4komas!

And I :heart: Xena! Love the Xena warcry and her mighty shamrock. XD

Also love the playstation buttons too. lol
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Post by: slasha on January 02, 2009, 03:06:39 AM
Happy new year my fellow fanfic-ers.

Hope your holiday was awesome.
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Post by: Yuuyami on January 02, 2009, 07:49:14 PM
RANDOM NOTICE:

For those of you who care, Fanfic of the Month isn't totally discarded...

...

...

...We have something epic planned ahead  :heart: :heart: :heart:

For those of you who don't care...We hope you all participate in the epic thing planned  :heart: :heart: :heart:

It's big, I'm tellin' ya xDDD
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Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on January 02, 2009, 08:57:21 PM
Happy New Year! :) Sorry I'm a bit late with that... :sweatdrop:

Some epicness? Oooo... :cow:
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Post by: Estrea on January 08, 2009, 07:29:40 PM
*randomly trips in* Ack!

Nothing much today, just a plea to a few writers! A simple, tiny little request from an aging hag with failing eyesight like myself! It won't take long to just skim through!

PLEASE! PLEASE DOUBLE-SPACE IN BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS!

I know it's probably a personal quirk of mine, but I really find it easier with, I dunno, greater definition in between one paragraph and another? Because...

Something like this is hard to read.
Really.
When in bigger chunks.
If it's small like these sentences its ok, but when you start putting more than a few lines and then mashing all the paragraphs together, it looks like a huge mess aesthetically and I really have a problem, cos you know, FAILING EYESIGHT.

It's not that hard. Just press Enter a second time when starting a new paragraph. How difficult can it be? I'm really sorry if this offends anyone or if they think it infringes on their freedom and their rights, but just a little favor? Double space in between paragraphs. It really isn't that hard.

I don't remember who doesn't double-space. I'm not aiming this at any specific person. Just, anyone who isn't double-spacing between paragraphs and future writers who might post...

Please just double space. It's just one more Enter. It won't kill you.

This has been a unscheduled broadcast. Proceeding to shut down.

Feeling random. Heh. Do consider it though.
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Post by: Yuuyami on January 26, 2009, 04:37:48 AM
-lands in the thread via parachute-

o_O...........

Er... to jumpstart this thread a bit...

xDDD What are some of the necessities you need while you write?

I HAVE to have my music playing! Not just any music, but random BGM music to help me get in the mood of what I want to write! It's why I like making OSTs for my stories such as OCG II xDDDD That and I totally need my green tea! Can't write with a dry throat! o___o;
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Post by: Estrea on January 26, 2009, 04:42:21 AM
^Hey! The green tea thing is mine! Back off! XD

But yeah, me and my green tea too. I swear I was doing it before Yuuchan did. XD What else...

Depending on my mood, sometimes I'll have one song on infinite loop because I feel inspired by it, and will just keep writing until I either pass out or finish. Haha. XD Then again I usually just ignore whatever is in the background once I'm "in the zone". Lol. Don't really need much but the green tea. THE GREEN TEA! O_O

XD
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Post by: JFC on January 26, 2009, 05:06:12 AM
^
During my university days, I used to have a MIDI file of this one classical composition (that I can't remember for the life of me) that I would play on repeat whenever I had a paper to type up. I'd keep the volume of it really low, so that I could just barely hear it. Anything louder than that and it would distract me too much from my writing.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on January 26, 2009, 05:09:40 AM
Interesting question~
Personally, I just need to be left alone. I can't concentrate if stuff is going on around me. Cuz I'm ADD like that. :lol: I don't usually listen to music, unless I'm writing a songfic. I just get distracted and start listening to whatever it is instead of writing. :P
And being undisturbed also helps me visualize the scenes. I like watching my own private movie in my head. :grin: Oh and if I was inspired by something, I need to have it with me to keep the juices flowing. Example: "Bath Time" was inspired by lemon soap so I actually washed my hands with it twice so I could still smell it. XD I should have brought my whole laptop into the kitchen.
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Post by: tru_harmony on January 26, 2009, 07:12:05 AM
i recently noticed that i think better when in the dark... i only turn on the light when the fire's already burning and i'm ready to write... no music... music distracts me from mentally gnawing my limbs... i

for my themed fic, i have to watch yo-yo trick videos before writing... but that's all...
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Post by: stefy on January 26, 2009, 07:33:41 AM
-hasn't been writing-

no wait..

-hasn't been finishing writings-

I need no music to actually focus on writing or like JFC I'll play the music REALLLLYY soft. But then.. I'll end up fiddling with anything I spot on my table or bed so.. well in other words I get distracted sooooooo easily that I can't write properly.  :P

NOT GOOD
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Post by: maverickpanda on January 28, 2009, 07:17:56 PM
I have to be using my laptop, because for some reason it just feels more comfortable.  When it comes to the issue of music, for me, it is about having enough music playing in the background.  Whether it be a quirk or something, I can only write when I have my earbuds in, but only one earbud, just so I have enough attention focused on my surroundings. 
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Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on January 31, 2009, 02:59:12 AM
I prefer to have music, but it doesn't matter. I definitely don't have too much creativity, though. Most of my fics are/will be based off of some fact/real moment that took place, and plays off of that. (i.e Beneficial Disaster, where I used Sayu's radio show) I also work much better during the night... and that applies to everything (homework, fics, projects). Not exactly good for my body, though. Or my eyesight. :x
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Post by: OTN1 on February 03, 2009, 11:13:00 PM
A late Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year x 2!  A long bout of writer's block sucks, but lately I've been getting ideas.  (Nothing H!P/fanfic-related.)  It's nice to have a notebook filling up with scribblings again.
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Post by: Fenrir on February 04, 2009, 12:01:50 AM
OMG! OTN is alive~!!!!! :lol:
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Post by: Demon Eyes on February 04, 2009, 12:27:00 AM
The gods are coming back!

My fav writer here is aliveeee!

Yay!

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Post by: daigong on February 04, 2009, 09:13:44 PM
/me jumps out of the bushes

I SEE YOU FAN FIC PEEPS. Yo Mods. I'm a holler atcha this week. On MSN. Word is BOND. We got some Annie Shit To Prep! :theking
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on February 05, 2009, 04:29:48 AM
^
Aww, nice to know the big guys still care about us writers. :P J/K I know you love us~ :heart:
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Post by: Yuuyami on February 05, 2009, 01:10:39 PM
*Yuuchan screams and runs into a pole, BUT IS OKAY! She has a hardhat on!

Sorry, that was sudden... o_O;

But yeah, try to make it after 1PM EST? I'm being a nice person by doing volunteer work in the morning, haha xDDDD

Looking forward to the meeting!

Oh and for a new random prompt question... seeing as the previous one became a hit....

What kind of scenes do you enjoy writing the most?

Me, I adore writing funny scenes! I'd always think to myself "Oh, they'll definitely laugh at this part!" or "Woo! Came up with a new punch line! Let's see if someone could use it!" or something like that o___o; That and I'm the sort of person who'd laugh at my own jokes... My Loser-chan's right! I AM lame! O_____O!!!! I also like to write emo scenes as it's a personal challenge for me to see if I can make my readers sad by reading it. So I always end up rewriting drafts of a particular scene to see which one is better to use~!

What's everyone else's?  :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Post by: Aioros on February 05, 2009, 01:39:28 PM
I like to write scenes with Miki in it because it can lead up to many things...

I like writing funny scenes too but sometimes there are only a handful of people who get the punchline. (prolly because they share the same perverse wavelength as I XD)

What I don't like writing or something that's really a challenge for me are flashback scenes or when you write 'history' for the story. I have to look at that part as a write another chap to make sure that everything is established so I won't have to retcon. Even a very minor detail can screw up the continuity.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on February 05, 2009, 03:25:45 PM
I also enjoy writing funny scenes. In real life, I love to make ppl laugh so why not in writing too? :lol: I love to think up some random stuff and somehow incorporate it.
Oooh, and I love writing angst! :P I don't know why, but it's just kinda fun... :D I think b/c I like do go into detail and pain is very versatile in that way.
One thing I like but I occasionally find difficult is sex scenes. :shocked

About the meeting, I'll probably be able to get on on Friday.....
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Post by: Estrea on February 05, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
Hmm, interesting question. I think the scenes I enjoy writing the most can be boiled down to two types. First is he blandly ironic type where the humor is really understated, so much so that it's the kind that you have to read twice and be like "that is funny...maybe...ok it is funny but I'm not sure why!", that kind of feeling. Haha. The other type I like is the action scenes, like fighting and stuff. It's fun. :D

Another type of scene I find a challenge to write, but fun as well, are those bittersweet scenes. I hate emo scenes. XD I really really try not to overdo the emo when I have to write that kind of scene, so I always intersperse a kind of...しょうがない or "can't be helped" feeling that is both sad yet bittersweet at the same time? Dunno, my sadness tends to mix humor in, just like the way I am in real life. I tend to make fun of myself when I'm incredibly upset, so I do the same to my characters. Haha. XD

But yeah, I enjoy writing most scenes, it's hard to say what I hate writing per se, but it depends on my mood to see what makes it easier. I also have some difficulty with perv, I keep having to stop at parts, hit my head against the nearest hard surface, then continue again. Lol. Hence I try not to write pervs? :P It's bad for my health~
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Post by: maverickpanda on February 05, 2009, 05:53:39 PM
Hmmm...  if I look back at my stories and how I felt while writing them, I would say that my favorite types of scenes are bitter sweet moments and on the other spectrum, I enjoy writing warm happy fluff, cause im a big shoujo kinda guy and I like making people say Awwww :pandaaa:
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Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on February 06, 2009, 03:18:21 AM
I like to write humor scenes, though I'm not sure if I'm exactly funny... But I personally love to laugh, so I like to throw in a joke here or there. :) What I think I'm good at, though, is the sad flashback stuff. My three sad fics were all flashback-y, actually... :sweatdrop:
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Post by: Sukoshi on February 06, 2009, 11:11:25 AM
aww that reminds me...I totally miss the old days of stories like 100 kisses, doki doki, and Another day at h!p.  Just silly stories that have you grinning all day.  Of course, present day stories are still funny but the comedy style is different...they have all this depth. 

lol did I just say that as if it were a bad thing?  lol just what the heck am I trying to say?  I don't know so I better shut up now XD

*flees to the bushes*
.
.
.
oh!  I finally figured it out!  I meant to say stories used to be more lighthearted XD
I am so much smarter in this bush.  :ph43r:
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Post by: JFC on February 16, 2009, 04:11:09 AM
Man, so many BIG updates this weekend. Taking forever to get through them all.
:dizzy:

Good thing tomorrow's a holiday.
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Post by: Estrea on February 16, 2009, 04:24:45 AM
^Awww ganbare JFC-kun~ I bet you're saving rokun's and wordy's fic for the last, those two are the hard hitters at the moment when it comes to length + content. Lol.

Meh, too little time, too much to write. I wanna write more~ But I have to go deal with homework and my projects now. D: Damnit.

On a brighter note though, mid semester break's next week and I'll be able to update again soon. Yay! My head still hurts from lack of sleep though...ouch...

でも。。。頑張ります~
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Post by: Sukoshi on February 16, 2009, 04:50:17 AM
hehe "でも。。。頑張ります~" you sound like Ai chan XD

today's just awesome =D  updates on all my favourites~  :wub:  Can't wait for your break...you got so many awesome stories going.  :D

I'm totally saving Rokun's and wordsworth's until the end...or until I can't hold out anymore,  which every comes first XD
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Post by: JFC on February 16, 2009, 05:52:02 AM
I bet you're saving rokun's and wordy's fic for the last, those two are the hard hitters at the moment when it comes to length + content. Lol.
I already tackled wordy's update on Friday. Just rokun's left to do now. :D
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Post by: rokun on February 16, 2009, 07:23:50 AM
Lol this is what I get for not paying attention to this thread. XD

Glad to see all the posts this weekend. :) I even read hammy's. XD ...Even though I'm not sure if I read the previous chapters ^^;;

To the commenters... ganbatte... and thanks. :) I need to start writing Berry Beautiful again for something a bit lighter lol. Although a lot of the Berryz/C-ute fans seem to have disappeared...
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Post by: JFC on February 16, 2009, 08:04:33 AM
Wow. Finally done.

Good thing tomorrow's a holiday.
Quoting myself for troof.
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Post by: lollipopgirl on February 26, 2009, 05:22:14 PM
Why are there no fics (that I can think of) where Sayu hates Eri? (well other than the obvious reason :P)
I'd like to read that :twisted:
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Post by: JFC on February 26, 2009, 05:32:02 PM
^
That would be like having a fic where Aya hated Miki.


Oh wait...that's actually been done. :O
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Post by: lollipopgirl on February 26, 2009, 05:44:26 PM
^ See! If Aya can do it so can Sayu :D
...Or maybe I'm just twisted...
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on February 26, 2009, 05:46:54 PM
^
The second one, definitely the second one. :P
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Post by: lollipopgirl on February 26, 2009, 05:49:41 PM
^ YOU! Shuddup :P
Get back to your room so I can lock u in till u give me a title dammit missy :angry:
Luv you :heart: :twisted:
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on February 26, 2009, 05:58:37 PM
^
I'm trying...kinda. XD
Love you too....even when you're crazy. :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: lollipopgirl on February 26, 2009, 06:10:29 PM
Try harder... I'm impatient :P

I should be reading & catching up on fics not spamming this thread :oops:
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Post by: Loser87 on March 10, 2009, 06:42:15 PM
Just wanted peeps to know that...

I'm not dead, just exhausted.

If anyone cares to know ;P
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Post by: Estrea on March 10, 2009, 07:14:44 PM
Just to let peeps know...

I didn't die. :D Came very close to it with the sharp object in hand, but somehow I survived!

If anyone cared enough to know. :P
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Post by: JFC on March 10, 2009, 07:27:39 PM
^
:shocked
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Post by: Estrea on March 10, 2009, 07:47:58 PM
Like I said, not dead...yet. Anyway. :D
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on March 10, 2009, 11:40:35 PM
*strolls into thread, then reads Estrea's comment*
 :dizzy:
I'm just glad you're ok, Estrea.
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Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on March 11, 2009, 05:47:20 AM
ESTREA!!! :cry:  Thank god you're okay!!!

I've been absent from the writing scene for a little while now - expect it to be just a tad bit longer - I've got important tests like the SAT coming up, and I gotta concentrate... somehow. >.< I do have a lot of semi-written stuff, though. )
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Post by: Estrea on March 11, 2009, 07:10:09 AM
Nothing more than just a bit of insanity. I should survive. I always do. >.>

It just gets a bit harder after each time.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on March 15, 2009, 06:37:19 AM
Writer's block!!!! :angry: I've been trying so hard to write but it sounds so forced so I end up deleting it all anyway. So I've been dabbling with a het(!) fic that will probably not be seen by anyone else. :D B/C it's extremely personal and I'm just using it to get the creatives juices flowing again.
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Post by: Estrea on March 15, 2009, 01:47:36 PM
Hey all,

I'm going through a really rough patch in life now as some of you might have guessed. Writing seems to be my only form of salvation, but I don't think it's the kind of thing the people around me can or will understand, since at the moment, I'm pretty much a mess in all the other areas of my life. All they see is me wasting my life, and I guess they're probably right to some extent.

I don't know what I will do after I post this, but I hope I can recover from this setback without too much trouble. If I don't come back, well, Hammy and Stefy will know about it and inform you guys. If I do, then all is well and good. But yeah, I don't know.

It's a pity I can't just rush and write everything out. I just don't have the time to deal with it. Not enough time for anything. I wish things could be different, but it isn't, so I gotta deal with what's left.

Have fun everyone. Bye bye.


Estrea
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Post by: Sukoshi on March 15, 2009, 10:47:42 PM
I'm never good at comforting people so I really don't know what to say...but I do know that you mean a lot to all of us here so I hope you get through everything okay.

If there's one thing I've learned through life, it's even though you really feel like you've reached the bottom, it's important to keep going because somewhere along the way something good does happen.  Things might not get turned around 100% but there will be moments where you feel very grateful to be alive.

but yeah I don't know what you are dealing with nor will I pry...just all the best and we'll be waiting here for you to come back.
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on March 16, 2009, 12:33:57 AM
Estrea....I wish I could help you out, I really do. You mean a TON to all of the members here. We love your stories but we love you as a person too.
So hang in there...please? We'll all be awaiting your safe return.
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Post by: JFC on March 16, 2009, 04:30:44 PM
You know you're always welcome here Essy. Anytime you need us, just say the word.
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Post by: Haruka on March 17, 2009, 03:08:20 AM
Time's no important.... only life's important...

Take care, be strong...

There's people waiting for you =)

<3~
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Post by: OTN1 on March 17, 2009, 03:46:25 AM
You bring joy to this forum, Estrea.  That's probably an understatement.

Use your writing as a tool to help you with the other areas of your life.  I think it can work.

Take care of yourself.
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Post by: Chika-chan on March 17, 2009, 12:37:34 PM
Hope things get better, Estrea. You know we're all rooting for you.
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Post by: stefy on March 19, 2009, 05:47:08 PM
I didn't realise this place turned into a... 'farewell my fans' kinda thread. Essy is stronger then that yall! Even if she wasn't... I'd probably give her a knuckle sandwich before she does something stupid!
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Post by: Estrea on March 19, 2009, 05:53:03 PM
^Toot...if I really want to do something you wouldn't even know it had happened until you see the obituary in the paper la. :P
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Post by: stefy on March 19, 2009, 06:00:21 PM
o-o

.... oh ya.

Well then you're dead body will get a free sandwich. Or I'll get someone to resurrect you first.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on March 19, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
Free sandwich? Does it come with cheese? :D

You think game ah? Haha. Cast "Revive" and then will come back to life...

XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on March 19, 2009, 06:17:10 PM
Ew... no cheese. Ask hammy to get the cheese for you.

ooo cool! Then I can just bring you to the healing stream!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on March 19, 2009, 06:23:47 PM
Healing stream? Lifestream?

Which game you talking about now? XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on March 19, 2009, 06:25:50 PM
Warcraft?

quit spamming this thread!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on March 19, 2009, 06:28:52 PM
I thought it's called a healing spring. Lol.

Who, me? I thought you started it!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on March 19, 2009, 06:32:21 PM
healing spring is neopets...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on March 19, 2009, 06:35:17 PM
You play neopets? XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: stefy on March 19, 2009, 06:44:13 PM
:shock:

well... who hasn't?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Chika-chan on March 19, 2009, 07:17:42 PM
Maybe some guy down in the Antarctic.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: daigong on March 20, 2009, 06:12:44 AM
Nothing more than just a bit of insanity. I should survive. I always do. >.>

It just gets a bit harder after each time.

Hang in there Estrea baby! Just pop on your JPH!P shirt(s) and feeeeel the warmth and lab.

Postwhoring helps too. I see what you did ;) Or play some JPH!P Arcade.

Just wanted peeps to know that...

I'm not dead, just exhausted.

If anyone cares to know ;P

Glad to see you alive too Loser87 :P I really really gotta dust off the MSN and holler at you and Yuuyami. :sweatdrop:

Writer's block!!!! :angry: I've been trying so hard to write but it sounds so forced so I end up deleting it all anyway. So I've been dabbling with a het(!) fic that will probably not be seen by anyone else. :D B/C it's extremely personal and I'm just using it to get the creatives juices flowing again.

I KNOW WATCHA MEAN KREAM. I been trying to write this JPH!P Newsletter for y'all to read, but I'm stuck. Dontcha always love daigong anecdotes. But gotta soldier on! NEVER GIVE UP. That is what Legends are made of.
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Post by: Estrea on March 20, 2009, 09:12:31 PM
^Thanks dai. ^_^

So, random thought but, how do other writers out there come up with inspiration for their stories? Any trick to it? I'm sure the readers are curious about it too. :P

To start the ball rolling, I'll share my own experience. :D Personally, my ideas come out of talks with other people, usually my close friends. Blame or thank Hammy and Stefy for some of the weird stuff that comes out of my head. Lol. Real life experience with stuff helps, but mostly my ideas come out of the "what if..." question.

Examples.

AA = What if the girls were pirates? And ninjas?
Gegenschein = What if they were vampires?
Nocturne = What if Ai was evil. I blame poets for this one. She wanted evil!Ai. XD

Yeah. My story ideas all stem from a "what if" concept. Which is why you get radically different worlds from what you're used to seeing them in. Because my "what if"s tend to be pretty out there. XD

Anyway, how do some of you guys come up with ideas? Other than the "I want to write ____ pairing!" instinct, of course. XD I think every H!P fanfic writer has that instinct somewhere... >_>

Hehe. Time for bed!
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Post by: maverickpanda on March 21, 2009, 01:03:16 PM
Thats a pretty interesting topic of discussion you got there estrea. hmmmm.  When I look back at how I got inspiration for some of my stories, it seems rather random and silly, and most often a result of two things happening at the same time. 

For example, one day during work I was watching the Idiot Test extra footage with my Itunes playing low in the background.  It came to a part where Rika said "Rain makes me blue," but at the same time, the song Rainy Day Man came on and the idea just came to me. 

Thats it for me, how did it happen for the rest of you guys?

 :pandaaa:
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Post by: Chika-chan on March 21, 2009, 02:30:51 PM
For Monstrous, I was volunteering in a ( HUGE) haunted house, and seeing everyone walk around looking freaky popped the idea into my head.

Yeah, what about everyone else?
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Post by: rokun on March 21, 2009, 03:10:15 PM
So aside from the annoyance it's causing me personally that the Berryz concerts tomorrow have been canceled (will have to go to Osaka for it now... :cry:), with respect to the Berryz fanfic world, does anyone think it suspicious that Miyabi and Risako both have come down with the flu? :lol: Awful coincidence... perhaps the result of them being a little too close? ;)

As for the inspiration thing, it generally isn't something sudden for me. Usually I just arrive at an idea from other stories and things I've read/seen. For example, inspiration for Circle/Sword came generally from Harry Potter and Japanese mythology in general (since I was reading about it at the time). Inspiration for Odyssey came basically just from wanting to do something Reina-centric to make up for killing her in my previous fic lol. I also wanted to make Ai evil (similar to Essy's motivation, eh? ;) :heart:), and decided to do that by way of Yakuza cause well, I thought writing about something concerning the Yakuza would be cool. :P
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Post by: stefy on March 21, 2009, 04:00:33 PM
Just one word...

SLEEP!

That's mainly how ideas pop into my head. My unconscious mind would cook up various cool scenes and I'll piece them in order + finalise the characters when I wake up. But then... I dream loads but I'm lazy to write? Heeez.

Oh another form of inspiration is well what the girls actually do or say in RL. Like in Yorosen, or what Sayu said in her radio show, etc. I just use those events and amplify the situation a bit.
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Post by: Loser87 on March 21, 2009, 04:59:13 PM
Lol, my ideas usually happen on days when I have nothing to do but daydream..
On occasions my ideas pop in when I'm listening to music.

it's a little hard to continue though especially when you've figured the story might be a lot longer than you'd like it to be
And trying to find ways to keep it going and stay fresh or whatnot is troubling.

Aha so my apologies for those that are (probably not) still waiting for the newest updates on Little Death and Normal.

I'm an ass but I've had 2 new story ideas pop into my head haha
But I shouldn't start them until i finish the other two harhar -w-

Anyway, i think this has been the longest post i've posted in a very long time lulz.
w/e time for me to drag off to work..

hm...@ Rokun: miya and rii being sick with the flu did spark my mind with something like...oh well isn't that a little suspicious
LULZ.
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Post by: Yuuyami on March 21, 2009, 05:34:08 PM
I get inspired the Shakespearean way xDDD

I tend to base my stories off of other stories I've seen or heard. Other times, I base it off of mythology~!

But when I find some inspiration I really like, I often wonder how H!P will handle the situation and I'd write it according to that. For Love in the Ice, Eri goes to the recording studio, thinking it was that day when it was actually the next day. That event was inspired by me accidentally going to school when there wasn't any. Embarassed, I drove back home with an "Idiot you, idiot you, idiot yuu... What?" xDDDD So I wondered if MM's ever had something like that happen to them, so I automatically threw Eri in there just 'cause she's likely to do that too, roffle.

Thus,I base everything I write on real life experiences or stories I've heard/read from other sources~! But I mostly do that based on my curiosity of how the girls would handle it~!

So my inspiration stems from my 'what if the girls were in that?' senses. Woo o-o;

And holy crap! two mods and an admin on one page! xDDDD
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Post by: stefy on March 21, 2009, 06:33:37 PM
Aha so my apologies for those that are (probably not) still waiting for the newest updates on Little Death and Normal.

Awwwww mann... but... but...  I'M WAITING (patiently of course)
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Post by: Aioros on March 21, 2009, 07:14:13 PM
Nice Topic Essy :)

Most of the ideas for my fics either a) spawn out of nowhere b) based on an inside joke c) inspired by things that I am/was currently into.

- my first fic here in the non-perv was just from sheer boredom. It was a rainy Saturday and I was sitting in front of the computer and started typing until I thought it was worthy to be called a fic and post it here. It was really supposed to be a one-shot but I was encouraged by some of the readers to continue. It's on a hiatus now and I don't think I'll be working on it soon. I made a lot of friends here because of that fic and some of them told me to update it just two weeks ago.

- the next set of fics were inspired by toku, It was that time when I first had broadband access at home and was downloading like crazy. Miki is kickass. If she became a Kamen Rider she will be more kicksass.

- the ideas of the fics from my one-shot thread were mostly from Haromoni (without the '@') and dinner.

- the Maimi fic was inspired by the clip of her scoring in that futsal shootout with another team. (Nice legs kick. I wonder if someone got hit by that...)

- the Maiha fic...I was always intrigued by her graduation from Berryz and thought that there's some conspiracy behind it...and I wanted to write about the 7 deadly sins.
 
- the current one I am working on is based on a suggestion. I never work on it in the office so I can brainstorm and then type everything on my mind when I get home. So far, so good. Slow updates though.

I think I only told two people about this...I had a fic conceptualized because of all the stress at work that I wanted to escape from. It was an alternate universe where you can see the following:

- Aa! is a permanent unit and all their singles were named '__' Kiss (First Kiss, Second Kiss, Third Kiss...) and they release singles every month
- no one graduates from MM
- C-ute debuted before Berryz
- Milky Way is composed of Yui and Yui alone (and her 2 companions)
- Buono sings enka
- Koharu is a member of Berryz
- Miki is Kirarin

It would have been fun to write it but it looked pretty hard to develop so I scrapped it. :P

===

About Miya and Risako being the only ones sick:

Miya was eating some ice cream on a cone or a popsicle and Risako asked her if she could taste it

or

They were sharing the hotel room and prolly sharing the same bed (and/or some other stuff) as well. :roll:
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Post by: JFC on March 21, 2009, 11:39:16 PM
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- Milky Way is composed of Yui and Yui alone (and her 2 companions)
Took me a sec to figure this out. XD


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- Buono sings enka
That'd be different.
:hip blink:


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- Miki is Kirarin
WTF?
:mon wtf:
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Post by: tru_harmony on March 22, 2009, 01:32:32 AM
hmmm... thinking about it now... both my fics spawned from the same idea... a car flipping over XD

 it was a surreal experience when our vehicle flipped over... like i wanted to recreate it coz it happened so fast and i didn't know what was going on... i wanted to think about what to feel... coz i... didn't feel what i thought i was supposed to feel...

... like the scene just played over and over in my head... case scenarios and the shizznit... and the whole fic was supposed to be written just to arrive at that scene... but the flipping over car scene did not and will not happen in Runaway... XD ...

so i started my second fic...

unforetunately, after starting the shizznit, i realized there can't be a car flipping over either XD

wookay, time for a third fic, and this time, a car WILL flip over!!!
 JK JK JK

good topic to talk about, really...

it's like... 'WOAH!' you know?

i'm such a bad writer, i take my ONLY thought process for my fics for granted... XD
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Post by: strawb3rrykream on March 22, 2009, 01:50:58 AM
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You were in a car that flipped over, tru? :shocked:

Hmmm, hard question. :D
I guess a lot of my stories just come from random stuff popping into my head. XD Hate to be so vague but really, that's where most of them start. But there are the ones like "Bath Time" that come from other sources, in that case lemon-scented soap. A few come from pictures of the girls, which is the source of a one-shot I'm working on now. Music is also a BIG trigger of ideas. My whole "Better Days" thing started with the song "Better Days ~sweet love side~" by Katou Miliyah and the first chapter of "Kisetsu" was inspired by "Summer Song" by YUI. Hmm, I guess I also like to write about RL things that have happened to the girls. For example, "Things Fall Apart" is about Yossy's reaction to the death of her little brother and "In Loving Memory" is about the death of Iida Kaori's baby boy.
And pervs...I actually don't know where the inspiration for those comes from. :P
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Post by: Hotaru on March 22, 2009, 03:34:56 AM
Very interesting topic....

The fanfic I'm currently working on was on a rainy day. XD

But most of my inspirations comes from reading a story, or mostly just from sleeping.

:D
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Post by: Estrea on March 24, 2009, 06:38:50 PM
Haha. Wow, interesting ways of getting inspiration everyone! Glad I started the topic. Lol. In truth, I guess anything can inspire a person, it's just a matter of finding meaning in whatever that you see or experience in some way. It helps to be observant...or just having an overactive imagination. Hehe. Storytelling is built into all of us!

Alright, since I have a little time on my hands, let's start another discussion. :D Just because I can~


What relaxes you and puts you in a writing mood? If you have a block, how do you try to get over it? I'm sorry if the stuff I keep raising are mostly aimed at the writers lol. So uh, for the readers, how do you prioritize what to read first when you have the time, and what do you absolutely need to have, or would prefer to have when reading fics? Other than a computer and an internet connection, of course. :P

Alright, starting from myself as usual. :D

As a writer, I usually need the right music in the background, depending on the mood of the chapter I'm about to write. It wouldn't do very well to have a happy song when I'm writing an emotional scene. Which was why I ended up making my own track when I couldn't find the inspiration from what I had on hand. Lol. It's not like I can't write without music, but I prefer to have something matching in the background to help inspire me.

Also, I prefer to write at night, as a rule. I have no idea why, but something about absolute silence and the serenity that night brings puts me in a writing mood. I like the dark. XD I can write in the morning if I'm incredibly inspired or something, but otherwise, I tend to do most of my writing at night. :3

As for the dreaded thing known as writer's block, I usually go back to look back at previous chapters to get reoriented with what the heck I'm doing with a story. Sometimes it will remind me of what I had been planning before, or I will spontaneously decide to change something to make it fit better. Which was sort of what happened with Gegenschein, I'll admit. I had to reread everything to refresh my own memory lol.

I also try to draft out a brief outline of what I have planned, so that I won't lose hold of it later, but it doesn't matter if the words don't come out. >_> Annoying, but true. I usually just leave it aside first and go attend to something else. Which is why Gegenschein is being updated while Nocturne isn't for the moment, I have the outline on my table but I just don't have the right words to work with. Haha.

I also find it weirdly relaxing to go back to old chapters and start correcting mistakes. o_o I have no idea why, but I have a perfectionist streak, and tracking down spelling and grammatical errors (I don't write on Microsoft Word, so I don't have spellcheck XD not that I need it all that much lol) makes me oddly happy. :D That and I usually fix poorly phrased sentences and add (or subtract) things that I think make the sentence or paragraph look clunky. That's why my own copy of the story is usually the best...since I'm too lazy to repost it again. :lol: I'm odd like that.

Okie, as a reader, I usually just click on the first story that I'm following that I see updates for. Unless there is more than one, then I'll just go in order from the top. Haha. Not very deep, I guess. XD

I usually don't need much to read. Just give me a comfy place to sit in, some time, and I'm good to go. You're looking at someone who will read anywhere. I used to bring my books and read them no matter what I was doing. Eating, going to the bathroom, walking on the street, on the bus...XD

Well that was a long post. o_O Hope to hear from the rest of you guys!
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Post by: tru_harmony on March 25, 2009, 12:51:37 PM
I love your topics Estrea-san... I dunno about the others but it sure is good to learn about what goes on when the fic forum people read/write fics...

Anyway... What puts me into a writing mood... ?

I try my best not to have too much physical contact with my girl because whenever we go out, I just CAN'T write after :lol:

But when I do think that I can write, I go up to my bed, I pull down my blinds XD, turn off all lights except this one incandescent light and I write my short update on one sheet of yellow paper using a pencil... then I just type it directly here. Before i didn't write on paper but I've gone from bad to REALLY bad XD

As for revising, I don't have my own copy of my fics. What's here is all there is to it XD. I'm afraid to revise because if I touch the copy here, the whole thing will change. And also if i was to write it in a more cohesive, coherent manner, i would have to do the whole ordeal in one sitting because once I click post, my mind is as empty as when I started... and once I get to interact with people again, I lose the whole feel of it... that's how bad I am XD

As for reading, I read the fics while I'm in my studio which makes me a really bad reader because it's dark in here and it's just all bad for my eyes... I should be alone when i read... I look really stupid when I read fics because I get affected really easily... XD
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Post by: stefy on March 25, 2009, 05:46:03 PM
Reading fics!!

I prioritize by eh... well-ness. How well the writer writes. If it's TOOOOOOOO good *bows head at essy-san* I'll take too blardy long to read so I'll put it aside for when I'm in my 'intellectual reading time' mood :P And if it's well written yet simple enough for me to understand then I'll judge which story line I like the most and read that first.

Writing!

... Hmm... Writing mood... I have no clue? Ah, when I'm EXTREMELY bored or when I just HAVE to let ppl see (more like read) my thoughts... For my new fic, I wrote it in the car while waiting for my mom to get her hair dyed *zomg she killed her hair!* (lame) Anyways I was f-ing bored and I bought a notebook and pen (how convenient) on the same day so I scribbled away. Other then that, well essy always say I should be locked up in a totally empty white room with a notebook and a pen so I can write without getting distracted.
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Post by: Sukoshi on March 26, 2009, 10:35:13 AM
lol I think I'm the opposite when it comes to reading.  Hmm...should I actually reveal this...XD

I prioritize based on wellness as well.  The better the writer, the faster I read a story.  Usually I read the best stories right away...like the same day it's posted (with the exception of 1 or 2 stories I have saved up for a rainy day)...though most of the time the stories are posted really late at night *shakes fist at timezone differences*...I don't really mind losing a little sleep since I'm impatient...but sometimes I don't reply for days cause my brain can't fully function immediately after reading.  I either reply right away or leave it til my thoughts have regathered.  For the amount of enjoyment I get from reading a good story, it's only fair to leave at least a proper comment.

as for erm other stories...I just read them whenever I feel up to it XD  I'm willing to give all stories a try though I quickly get bored and stop reading stories that are overly predictable or riddled with errors. 

Oh yeah, I was secretly on the verge of boycotting suicide stories since most are overly predictable but a couple of stories have been really good on the matter so I've changed my mind for now.

but I think I've said too much so I shall run and hide somewhere XD
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Post by: Loser87 on March 26, 2009, 05:26:09 PM
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What relaxes you and puts you in a writing mood? If you have a block, how do you try to get over it? I'm sorry if the stuff I keep raising are mostly aimed at the writers lol.

Aha I might as well, y'know so as to I don't become the forgotten mod/vet. writer =A=ll

Mmm for me..What really relaxes me is listening to music and on occasions it gets me in a writing mood..
But usually I really get into a writing mood if I had just read an incredible story that really just puts me in the mood..
Or if I had just read a less-adequate story that just makes me strive to write as if to show that I could write it better LOL.
Mmm then sometimes really good movies puts me in the mood to write haha..

Blocks usually I attempt to ride it out..
Or do other creative things (Like painting, drawing, designing, etc.) and see if that makes me creative enough to write.

Blah, I haven't read anything at all here for a real long while now due to school and my life.
So, that's sorta' reason for me being somewhat...AWOL..

But whatever.
I'm not dead..
But I haven't written anything other than comparing and contrasting scientific articles and discussing historical matters...

Hopefully around the summer or even better before summer I'll have time and get to be in the mood to write again..

yah.

Class now LOL.
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Post by: Estrea on March 26, 2009, 05:43:55 PM
^
^Aww Sukoshi, don't worry, I think you can't beat me when it comes to being mean about what I read. XD

Truth be told, I am an extremely picky reader, because I get easily offended by bad writing. I wince at grammatical errors, and at an abundance of spelling errors. I don't mind the occasional mistake or typo because everyone makes them, but when it shows up in every other sentence, I start getting annoyed. :lol:

Aesthetics mean a lot to me. I get irritable when I'm forced to read something that disrupts my sense of rhythm in a story. I don't mean that everyone has to write like something out of a poem or something, but as long as the sentences feel like they fit together, I have less to complain about. I wince whenever something jars the balance of a paragraph, so I try to read only those stories that don't offend my senses too much. Haha.

Then of course there's content. I like fluff just as much as the next person, but if there's nothing but fluff for a story that pretends to be serious, I get a bit bored after a while. I mean, if the story is going to be all about fluff, then it should be what it is, and not pretend to be something else. If it's meant to be crazy and on crack, then let it be crazy and on crack. If it's a serious story, then draw a balance between moments of fluff and comedy and moments for story and other serious plot stuff.

For example, I make no pretenses for what Nocturne is: it's just a crazy little story in which Ai gets to pimp a lot of girls and be all cool. XD Along the way a bit of substance crept in, but that's out of bad habit than any real planning. I try not to make it overly emo or too concentrated on a secondary element meant to prop up the admittedly rather flaky main plot, which centers around Ai's awesomeness. But yeah, I should stop talking about myself. :lol:

Anyway, I don't read much stuff online. There are writers I follow religiously on FFnet, and I read some stories here by the usual suspects. I try to give most people here a chance by at least taking a glance at every new story, but if I can't make it past the first few paragraphs without wanting to claw my eyes out (I kid, I kid XD), then I'll just close the window. Sorry if I offend people lol. But that's how I work. If the people I talk to tell me that there's something worth reading, they'll link me and I'll read. Haha. Generally I rather read books at home, or good fanfiction I've bookmarked over the years.

I also tend to read pretty fast, since what I want is the main story. XD Once I get there, and if I like the story, I'll reread again. Thus I can read the same chapter at least 3 to 4 times if I like it, more if I need to process it further. It takes me forever to read something when staring at the same screen as stefy, since she takes forever to read a paragraph, and I would probably reread everything on the screen at least twice before she scrolls down again. Haha. :P Sorry stef. :lol:

But yeah, don't feel bad Sukoshi. You can't be more mean than I am. XD I'm sure people out there just disliked me even more now after reading this, but guess what, you're entitled to your own opinion and I'm entitled to not caring. :D What I don't know won't offend me, and if people don't like what I just said, they're fully welcome to reply. :P It's a free world.

And well, back to meditating over a new chapter. I need to organize my thoughts again. :3

*skips away*
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Post by: Sukoshi on March 27, 2009, 07:33:41 AM
LOL  :lol:  you crack me up so much Estrea!

I just love how straightforward you are!  Now I feel like a silly little bush beater but who cares, I'm practically rolling  :lol:

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You can't be more mean than I am.

Hehe I'm so not going to argue with ya on this one.  but you know if we were closer, I would secretly recommend a bad story to you just cause I think your reaction would be priceless  XD  That makes me pretty mean too but in a totally different way XD
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Post by: Estrea on March 27, 2009, 07:56:14 AM
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Hehe I'm so not going to argue with ya on this one.  but you know if we were closer, I would secretly recommend a bad story to you just cause I think your reaction would be priceless

Actually, Hammy and Stefy do that to me every once in a while and watch me splutter and claw at random things. :lol: I'd be all "aaaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhh" and run away. XD

Then I'll come back and then mutter criticisms under my breath. :D And then scold them for being able to tolerate stuff like that. Haha. :P

Aww we should talk more. XD
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Post by: stefy on March 27, 2009, 06:14:51 PM
^ :? whhaaatcha talkin about?  XD
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Post by: Estrea on March 27, 2009, 06:23:29 PM
^Please, you're the one who keeps copy-pasting the cannot-make-it sentences into our chat window and watching me implode from laughter and indignation. XD
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Post by: stefy on March 27, 2009, 09:07:13 PM
^ XPP
It's fun to read bad stories, sometimes (just to laugh at how bad it is). And as Sukoshi-chan predicts, your reaction IS priceless XD
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Post by: Sukoshi on March 27, 2009, 09:51:26 PM
lol  :lol: I must say stefy and hammy get extra cool points for being ebil  :ding:

I'm curious on what they forced you to read.  lol it would be funny if I read the same story and was like "omg but I liked that story!" XD 
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Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on March 27, 2009, 10:04:50 PM
As a reader... I'm not SUPER picky, but I do have SOME standards... I really dislike grammatical errors (specifically spelling), but I let most typos and such go without saying anything because I'm quiet/nice that way. xD I prefer to read fics with proper description; enough so that I can visualize it. I tend to veer away from the "he said-she said" fics unless they've got a really good plot. I admit, I do write like that sometimes, but I try to incorporate a few other things in there... (I do better with sadder fics...sadly. XD) I tend to get bored with fics that get dragged on for too long, too. :/ When the main plot is over and settled and the author tries to prolong the story, I get very, very bored... There's always gotta be something there to hook me in, or else I won't read it. xD For priority... I'll read whatever is updated first. But if a lot of stuff that I'm watching is updated, I'll open them all in separate tabs, click on a random one, and start reading and slowly work my way 'til all the tabs are gone. :P What I have a problem with is commenting - I can never find the right words to express what I think of the writing (in a positive way)...and tend to just comment on the plot. -.-;; Because I fail like that. I wish my comments could be more meaningful.

What gets me into a writing mood... Well, there's one thing that I can say for sure - I write WAY better at night than I do during the day. I don't know why, really, but I do. I also need music, but the kind of music often doesn't matter. I just gotta have SOMETHING. I'm also the type to write short stories... Either oneshots or a story split into (so far) no more than 3 parts. I'd really like to finish writing once I start (I get on a roll) but somehow my mom always forces me to sleep. I hate being disturbed when I'm writing seriously; I'll get all kitty-cat angry at you and might even hiss. XD And when I lose my thought/idea, I tend to mourn the loss of it. I'm not kidding you. :sweatdrop:
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Post by: stefy on March 28, 2009, 04:47:18 PM
^ hmm... multiple tabs? Good idea~ but I doubt I'll finish reading.. I'll just get distracted anyways. o-o you mourn the loss of your thoughts? Do ya have a mini tombstone for em as well? XD

@Sukoshi: I can copy-paste the story to ya if you want~ XDDD Just not here of course. That'll be tooooooooooo mean.
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Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on March 28, 2009, 05:42:04 PM
Oh of course I have tombstones for them. Unfortunately, they're all the same ones. "Here lies the amazing fic idea I had but can't remember. R.I.P." It's kinda getting crowded. XD
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Post by: stefy on March 28, 2009, 06:20:17 PM
Then make a "Here lies the amazing fic idea I had but can't remember. R.I.P (Part 2)" and ur problem is solved heeez
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Post by: Sukoshi on March 29, 2009, 07:06:07 AM
@Sukoshi: I can copy-paste the story to ya if you want~ XDDD Just not here of course. That'll be tooooooooooo mean.

Sure!  I'm up for some good self punishment!  Just pm it my way =D
Hopefully my tolerance threshold will hold out but if I never speak to you again, you'll know the reason why XD 

----------------------------------hours later--------------------------------------------------

OMG who was I kidding?  The regret!  The regret!  Tolerance. Did. Not. Hold. Out.

My reaction was sooo not "omg but I liked that story!" it was "OMG...I remember this!  it's horrible!  my brain is dying!" 
oh Estrea~~~  I feel your pain!  I think my IQ just went down a couple notches XD  and it wasn't even a problem with grammar...it was just everythingEverything! :O  It's like sending the recesses of your brain into a dark endless pit  :on blackhole:

and..and..it just keeps going and going!  I don't even know what chapter I'm on...everything became such a blur after my brain started to reject it XD

I'm going to have to wash this out by reading one of my new novels XD 

Gotta hand it to stefy though!  She so rules for recommending this lovely piece of work.    :hiakhiakhiak:

(though all in all, the author clearly put a lot of effort into it...it's just a shame I can't appreciate it XD)

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Post by: stefy on March 29, 2009, 12:19:05 PM
Nyahaha! :wahaha:

What you mean you didn't find it ridiculously amusing? XD But I'll agree with you about the IQ decreasing part lol.
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Post by: Estrea on March 29, 2009, 12:21:15 PM
^
^YOU SEE MY PAIN NOW?!?!

ON ANOTHER NOTE, MY ENTIRE BEING CRIES IN HURT AFTER BEING TRASHED BY SEPHIROTH IN DISSIDIA.

D:

*weeps in dark corner*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Sukoshi on March 29, 2009, 12:34:40 PM
ridiculously amusing?  yes...in a very twisted way XD

Estrea...Stefy has informed me about certain "scenes"  *cough cough* 
I may actually read them but I'm afraid my soul will be damaged in the aftermath XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on March 29, 2009, 12:42:24 PM
Yeah...Hammy was the one who was actually reading those certain scenes...and showed me them.

I think I came close to throwing up after two lines. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rokun on March 29, 2009, 01:42:22 PM
You guys are making me curious about this story you all are talking about. XD I'm not sure if I wanna go there though...

Speaking of, I never responded to Essy's discussion point about atmosphere, which turned into just a talk about what stories everyone decides to read. XD As for writing atmosphere I generally write in the dark, and tend to be able to get more into the emotions when I'm tired too and in a kind of altered state of mind. ;) I can imagine being drunk or high would have a similar effect lol, though I haven't tested it out really (aside from maybe a few times being a bit buzzed :lol:)

And as for the reading... There's a reason I've not been in that discussion yet. :lol: I'm likely at least as picky as Essy or Sukoshi... and I'll leave it at that. ;)

*runs off again*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on March 29, 2009, 06:18:04 PM
Hmm, let's see. I'm relaxed and ready to write when I have absolute free time and lots of it. :P If I know something like homework is hanging over my head, it makes me too distracted to write anything I'd even think of posting. Setting the mood with music definitely helps too. As for writer's block, I'm not very good at dealing with that yet. :lol: Which explains why I haven't updated anything in many moons. I really want to write a long fic but just the sheer time it takes to do something like that is already killing me. :D And sometimes I just get bored with writing one long connected story.
Reading fics...I like it. XD I usually go for whatever fic makes me more interested. Like something that had a big cliffhanger at the end of the last chapter. Or something short so I know I'll have time to properly read and comment. :P It just depends on how much time I have. I think I'm mildly picky when it comes to reading. But bad grammer REALLY bothers me. I can't seem to like a story too much if I have to edit it in my head just to understand what's going on.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on March 30, 2009, 07:19:31 PM
Got the week off since it's Spring Break. There are probably at least a half-dozen "productive" things that I could be doing. Instead, I'm here, catching up on Fics. :lol:

As far as the aforementioned "reading habits" discussion, after a while, one gets used to which writers submit longer/shorter entries. Knowing that, I usually try to get the shorter ones read first. I'm also one of those types who will open up a bunch of fics in separate tabs, particularly if I know I have a fair bit of time to kill. Once the tabs are set, I work my way from right to left, starting at the tab on the far right, opening up yet ANOTHER tab to reply to the fic in that tab.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on March 31, 2009, 01:21:09 AM
So I'm not the only one who uses multiple tabs. XD There was this one time I was rereading a million fics at once, but I opened so many tabs that I crashed firefox. (My computer was also somewhat infected with something at the time, so that might have added to the problem...)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on March 31, 2009, 06:16:43 AM
Oh speaking of tabs, I use tabs too, but generally I don't have to open that many to read at one go. No more than 3 to 4 at most at one time. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Amarghetta on March 31, 2009, 09:25:27 AM
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So uh, for the readers, how do you prioritize what to read first when you have the time, and what do you absolutely need to have, or would prefer to have when reading fics? Other than a computer and an internet connection, of course.

As a reader, I tend to leave the good stuff for the last. Be it a book or something online, I go for the short, easy stuff first, because I'm usually doing something else at the same time. :P But when I start with the stuff I saved for so long, I don't let it go. Therefore, I can wait up to years, just to read it all without external interruptions...  :roll:

Bad grammar and spelling mistakes don't offend me much anymore, and I tend to overlook them unless I dislike the author. :grin: Sometimes I do object the plot, though, but rarely let others know. In a way, I let the finger pointing and bitching to others, ocasionally contacting the author about something in particular, if I feel like it. But if something's just too bad, then I stop reading and get something else instead. XD

Oh, and I'm quite the tab ho, too! Cluttering my browser is a common happening for me, many times a day.  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: 0508 on March 31, 2009, 09:54:04 AM
I love tabs...especially when I'm viewing pictures. I'll have like 20+ open. I have a habit of clicking on massive amounts of links with my mouse wheel. I'm not patient enough to do it one at a time. XD

Anyways, back on topic.
I've scanned through just about all the fics that are posted on here. First thing that would catch my eye is either the pairing (if mentioned in the name of the topic) or the author. If it's a fic I've been following consistently that'll prioritize in my mouse wheel clicking, but I won't read it right away. I find that certain authors are pretty good about keeping the pairings I like, or if it's something new USUALLY I can accept lol.

Though I seek quality in the things I read, I like to entertain myself with some more simple stories that require less thinking...and more fan service first. :D I do appreciate (VERY MUCH) when there's a lot of spacing and organization in the chapters. If I see a massive block of text I tend to just close the tab, then suck it up and come back to it later if it has what I'm looking for. If it's too messy I'll just leave it alone. I don't like to be interrupted while I read so repeated spelling/grammar mistakes or incorrect facts/references feel like sharp things in my eyeballs/brain. :( Mistakes here and there are okay, but too much can be reeaaally distracting.

But still, I'm some kind of reading masochist, so if I like the concept or some part of the story I'll keep reading anyways if I'm bored. :lol:

I'm not sure if it's just a habit of clicking and closing tabs, but I guess that's why I don't post comments right after I read. I'll want to comment, then sometimes I'll forget lol. I'm horrible. :bleed eyes:

Yeah, so I won't start reading anything until I have all my tabs lined up and ready to go. I'll organize it and start from left to right, light to heavy.

Oh last thing. I like certain styles of writing. I'm a fan of Estrea's works, and I enjoyed Meowchi's Eri vs. Morning Musume when it was still alive. (Where did j00 goes?! D:) I follow lil_hamz's stuff on a regular basis, too, and writejunkie's This Thing Call Love is there to satisfy my crave for TanaKame fan service lol. I like a lot of authors here. Thank you guys for sharing and allowing me to stalk fics, one at a time. :twisted:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: panickofpain on March 31, 2009, 03:02:36 PM
I don't know if this is the place to ask this but, can anyone (if you don't mind) refer a Captain (Saki Shimizu) fic or any fic with Captain other than Berry Beautiful? btw, just started to read fics here and saw Berry Beautiful, LOVING it!  :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on March 31, 2009, 11:14:31 PM
Actually, what you posted was more for the request thread as you're requesting for knowledge of fics with Captain in them xDD But for now, I'll just let chu go for now. o_O;

Being one of the people who tends to read everything, there aren't many fics that prioritize dear ol' Captain to the extent of Berry Beautiful, but she plays a vital role in Rokun's Circle of Three (as a villain) and she is often a consistent character within the stories of  H!PK writers like my Loser87 and FeverInducedMadness. She's got a minor, yet somehow major role in Estrea's ever so famous All Aboard story found in the library as well! Though you might have to read quite a bit in since AA literally packs all the H!P members in one go. She may have other miscellaneous roles in stories I haven't mentioned, but chances are those roles are tiny if I don't remember... o_o;

xDDD Personally, I'd advise you to check out everyone, we're all one big horhappy family!  :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: panickofpain on April 01, 2009, 02:58:10 AM
oh.. sorry about that.. please delete my post if you want too...
Thank you for those. ^_^
I am going to read every fic I can but for now.. I'm currently craving for Captain fics.. but am starting to read others after finishing Berry Beautiful.  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Slap Chop Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Yuuyami on April 02, 2009, 05:04:30 AM
Those of you waiting for FotM, please wait a little longer!

I have a bunch of stuff to do for school, but I swear to you, something epic will hit this sub-forum this weekend!

Keep waiting~!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: strawb3rrykream on April 03, 2009, 05:10:42 AM
^
EXCITED!!! XD I kinda miss FoTM. But I'm now waiting for this "epicness" that you speak of.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Hotaru on April 03, 2009, 05:47:58 AM
Expect an update on Oyasumi and Untitled tomorrow. I had to take tests.  XD And I love Estrea's fics. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Estrea on April 03, 2009, 06:02:22 AM
^Lol thanks. :D I'm flattered.

So I'm wondering, exactly how many lurkers are there out there reading fics? o_O I keep seeing the page views go up (and up, and up and up...) but no comments. >_> It gets a bit annoying at some point. Lol.

Word to all readers/lurkers: Comment more! :D

Hmm, although I should probably practice that myself. HAHA. Wait. Do I?

Oh yeah, I do comment on the stuff I read. Except for Hammy's, unless I just want to poke fun at her. She knows I read though, since I tell her directly. I also tell rokun directly what I think, so yeah. o_O And other than that, I only comment on the fics I read but not know the writer personally. Stef is a unique case. She updates so rarely that I can afford to comment whenever she does. :lol:

...which goes to show how little I read around here. Hee. No offense to anyone.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: Naomi on April 03, 2009, 06:09:03 AM
So I'm wondering, exactly how many lurkers are there out there reading fics? o_O I keep seeing the page views go up (and up, and up and up...) but no comments. >_> It gets a bit annoying at some point. Lol.
To be honest, I haven't read fics in a while, and when I do, I rarely comment. :oops: I'm just not sure what to say... I have a terrible time expressing my feelings, so I never know a better way to say "This is great!" and such. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 03, 2009, 06:27:50 AM
I try to comment on everything I read unless I'm super busy. I also read a TON of old fics, but I resisted the urge to comment because I'd bring back a dead thread and get people's hopes up. :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 03, 2009, 11:40:03 AM
@shiya: at least it's not so bad now that there's the library....else I'd be constantly shaking my fist at you for getting my hopes up XD  Miraculously a couple of writers did come back from the dead a few times when someone bumped their thread.  Might not be such a bad thing after all  :)

*stares nicely at the lurkers*

It's okay if it's hard to comment.  It was hard for me to comment when I first started reading...I guess it's cause after reading something good, you feel that whatever you have to say just doesn't compare...but I think it's important to realize that we, the readers, don't have to brilliant (that's the author's job  :P).

but all in all, I always felt like I had to say something to show that I appreciate all their effort.  Of course my comments were really silly (lol not that has changed) and occasionally all I had to say was thank you XD  but you know..the authors here are all really nice so they wouldn't make fun of you for simple comments, they'd just be happy that you commented  :D

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 03, 2009, 11:56:52 AM
^I totally agree! :D We authors just like to see that someone cared enough to comment. :lol:

And Sukoshi, I think your comments are really fun. I love big reactions. :lol: It inspires me to be more evil. Hahahaha. See, comments are inspiring. :P

Besides, you never know if your comment could affect how to author decides to write something. I know that sometimes I added or tweaked scenes because certain comments reminded me or inspired me about stuff. :D Yay interactive writing lol.

EDIT: 666TH POST! :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: lil_hamz on April 03, 2009, 02:57:09 PM
lol  :lol: I must say stefy and hammy get extra cool points for being ebil  :ding:

I'm curious on what they forced you to read.  lol it would be funny if I read the same story and was like "omg but I liked that story!" XD 


Nooooooooooooooooo!!! I'm not ebil. I'm really a super nice person :P I'm only ebil to Risa in my fics XD

Yeah...Hammy was the one who was actually reading those certain scenes...and showed me them.

I think I came close to throwing up after two lines. XD

I rarely come into this thread and what do I see after I do pop in? Essy implying that I'm a meanie for reading that fic :D

Actually, I would have continued reading it if not for the fact that...well... my fav member isn't the main character in it. And that means it doesn't hold my attention for long. I have to say one thing in defense of the author though. You can't deny that he/she should be admired for keeping up with updating the chapters. It shows how much he/she likes MM/H!P. Plus, one needs to write more to improve. I'm sure she would get better in the near future. So to all writers out there, don't stop writing :twothumbs

@Sukoshi-chan: I for one am a real big fan of your comments :wub: They always make me laugh.

As for fic reading habits, I usually open all the ones I wanna read in various tabs and make a beeline for the story I wanna read first. And that is almost always a fic that has Risa in it :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 03, 2009, 09:17:14 PM
^You ARE a meanie. D: How could you stomach such drivel? The mind boggles.

:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on April 03, 2009, 10:48:06 PM
^You're welcome!  :D

I comment if I've finished reading from the beginning to the current chapter. XD (Currently reading Gegenschein. :))

But mostly, I read the old fanfics.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on April 04, 2009, 12:42:57 AM
*shifty* :ph43r: *delurks*

As a lurker who is a joiner of many boards but poster of few... I've realized that there are several factors which affect whether or not I review a story. Quality, length, status/update frequency, pairing and author. Also of course, whether or not I have time but there's nothing a writer can do about that. Since I post quite infrequently though, I try to make my comments count for something the best that I can.

About the factors:
Quality - I think this is self explanatory. Good stories are more likely to get reviewed because if you don't have anything good to say about a story, its best you don't post just to flame. Constructive criticism is another thing but that probably takes more brain cells than an encouraging message and lurkers in general are lazy (at least I am). :sweatdrop: I do take into consideration that quality plot/story telling is not the same as quality spelling and grammar. The former is definitely more important but only by a small amount. I can find reading material with perfect grammar easily but the same cannot be said about desirable plot. Well written work deserves recognition so that's a tick in the 'to review' box.

Length - In general I don't review drabbles because in all likelihood my review will end up longer than it. I think a drabble is more for a writer to get out a scene or an emotion that has the potential to later on evolve into something more substantial. Without building upon it though. Well done drabbles with good build up and conclusions within the constraints of the word limit are very rare. I prefer stories of 1000 words and up. With multi-chapters stories I feel more invested in the characters and being able to give predictions of what may be ahead of them is more of an incentive to review than if it's only to say I liked it. Longer stories also have more themes and plot to analyze and comment on.

Status/Update frequency - I prefer to read finished stories because I tend to be nervous about whether or not a story will be finished or not. However, I more consistently review the few ongoing stories I do read. This is probably because of the belief that I need to review so that the author knows people are following the story and are motivated to continue. Stories that update faster will also more likely get reviews because my interest to follow the story is better if I can actually remember what happened the last couple of chapters before. I tend to forget about fics that haven't been updated after awhile - unless they're exceptional.

Pairing - Very big factor for me but maybe minor for others. Especially for rare pairings, reading these make me extremely motivated to write a review and maybe add in a comment for 'MORE'.

Author - Things such as author comments and replies factor into it too. Authors who comment too much on their own story within the story text (such as with parenthesis) are a deterrent for me, simply because you don't want to 'talk' to someone who keeps interrupting you/your reading experience. One I'm not particularly proud of is that when an author demands a certain number of reviews before releasing the next chapter, it's just part of my personality to automatically rebel against this sort of 'threat' so I often won't post a review as if to say 'pfft, I can live without your story'... although I might cave in instances where it turns out I can't.
:depressed:

Ah, but really I guess the most important thing is a fic you really, really, really, really, really like makes you want to review it because you want to encourage more of the same.

@Estrea: I haven't read a lot of your H!P fic yet but I've read some of your Nanoha stories on ff.net... I probably didn't review so I'll take this chance to say I really enjoyed "Ribbons". :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 04, 2009, 07:17:14 AM
^Hi Kuji, welcome to our little piece of JPH!P landscape. :D Do stick around here if you still don't feel like posting reviews all that often. Haha. XD

Yeah I know what you mean about not posting anything when you have nothing good to say. I worry about hurting people's feelings so publicly. ^^; I mean, if I spoke to them one on one on IM, I might tell them what is actually wrong with their writing, but it really depends on whether they are bothered about wanting to get even better. Of course, same applies to me in reverse, I welcome criticisms more readily in private anyway. It's slightly less embarrassing. XD

Oh I agree about the commenting within the story text thing. I used to do that early in my career but I try not to do it now because it interrupts the flow of the reading. Very annoying when that happens. Oh and yeah, it is irritating when people demand a certain number of reviews before releasing a new chapter. I have never done that, although sometimes I do wait to see how many reviews I get before I feel motivated to continue. Lol. But generally if I see that that's all I'm gonna get anyway, I'll just go ahead and write, because I like my story for itself, not just because I want to see reviews. It's always nice to see reactions though, I'll admit. A kind of narcissism there.

Oh and thanks for reading some of my Nanoha stories...I liked those but I kinda moved on from the fandom. It got taken over by too much...well, you know what I'm talking about. I was a fan right from the start and then StrikerS came out and the rabble came in. D:

Well, I'll repeat again: Welcome and enjoy your stay! :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on April 04, 2009, 08:07:52 AM
^^ I wasn't planning on posting anything until curiosity caught me and I decided to check out what anime fics you wrote on fanfic.net. This caught my eye:

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Hellfire: (As Yet Unposted) Another AU, because I refuse to write them in a normal setting. Again, featuring various MM members across the generations, this time in a fictional city where high-tech, high-speed bike races are the mainstay for entertainment. Slightly futuristic.

High speed bike races?! MM?! MM as biker gangs??!!! I'm totally down for that!  :twothumbs:lol: My interest for bikes come from a certain anime back in the early 90's, so I must ask: Will it have transforming bikes and MM fighting wayward, rampaging robots with a mega company running the scenes? :P

Um, something related to the topic... I admit... I tend to comment more on the stories I like more. >.> :ph43r:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 04, 2009, 08:18:50 AM
My interest for bikes come from a certain anime back in the early 90's, so I must ask: Will it have transforming bikes and MM fighting wayward, rampaging robots with a mega company running the scenes? :P
Blame the lack of sleep, but when I read that my first thought was: Biker Sentai...MusumeRanger!
:on lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 04, 2009, 08:36:16 AM
^^ I wasn't planning on posting anything until curiosity caught me and I decided to check out what anime fics you wrote on fanfic.net. This caught my eye:

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Hellfire: (As Yet Unposted) Another AU, because I refuse to write them in a normal setting. Again, featuring various MM members across the generations, this time in a fictional city where high-tech, high-speed bike races are the mainstay for entertainment. Slightly futuristic.

High speed bike races?! MM?! MM as biker gangs??!!! I'm totally down for that!  :twothumbs:lol: My interest for bikes come from a certain anime back in the early 90's, so I must ask: Will it have transforming bikes and MM fighting wayward, rampaging robots with a mega company running the scenes? :P

Um, something related to the topic... I admit... I tend to comment more on the stories I like more. >.> :ph43r:

Oh gah you weren't supposed to see that! :lol:

Sadly, no transforming bikes here. But they're still kickass and yes there is still a megacorp somewhere in the scenes! Haha.

Blame the lack of sleep, but when I read that my first thought was: Biker Sentai...MusumeRanger!
:on lol:

*dies* :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Amarghetta on April 04, 2009, 10:09:52 AM
Eh? Essy has an account at ff.net? :O *checks site*

Oh, bummer! You only write for animes I haven't watched.  :-\

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 04, 2009, 10:14:15 AM
Quote from: lil_hamz
I'm only ebil to Risa in my fics XD

Usotsuki!  :P  I think it's more like you are only intentionally ebil to Risa and everyone else just gets hurt by association XD  The bunny hasn't been doing well in your stories lately...must have moved onto your favourites list XD

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I rarely come into this thread and what do I see after I do pop in? Essy implying that I'm a meanie for reading that fic :D

lol...you aren't a meanie for reading "that"...wait...does "that" mean the *cough cough*?  .....okay...I take that back...XD

poor stefy...here I was only kidding when I said, "hopefully my tolerance threshold will hold out but if I never speak to you again, you'll know the reason why" and yet...I read more of the story and haven't talked to stefy since XD

Quote from: Estrea
Yeah I know what you mean about not posting anything when you have nothing good to say. I worry about hurting people's feelings so publicly. ^^; I mean, if I spoke to them one on one on IM, I might tell them what is actually wrong with their writing, but it really depends on whether they are bothered about wanting to get even better.

Ah...surprising!  I can't even do it in real life...people used to hunt me down, begging me to edit their papers (yes, I know it's shocking since I forgo almost all proper punctuation in my internet typing...but real life is different XD)...anyways,  I would literally run across campus to hide in a cubby hole somewhere or lie that I was somewhere else so I wouldn't have to critique their work.  That backfired on me once  :sweat:

now what's this I see?  Fenrir has found a copy of Hellfire?  hehe...that was a very cool story.  BUT!  We should not temp Estrea!  Not if we want to see what happens next to the gun-wielding vampire nuns that live on a boat.


Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 04, 2009, 10:33:13 AM
now what's this I see?  Fenrir has found a copy of Hellfire?  hehe...that was a very cool story.  BUT!  We should not temp Estrea!  Not if we want to see what happens next to the gun-wielding vampire nuns that live on a boat.

LMAO!

Did you just merge all my current stories into one???  Oh. My. Gah. :lol:

And oh yes, I know how it's like having to edit for people. That was...aggravating. Haha. But tis alright now. :D

Oh and I finally found inspiration to write again~ Yay~ :D

*prances*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: maverickpanda on April 04, 2009, 09:26:12 PM
I am glad that you have found your inspiration Estrea.   :wigglypanda:<~~~(me dancing with joy) :pandaaa:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: 0508 on April 04, 2009, 09:46:16 PM
You're welcome Estrea. :pimp:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 04, 2009, 09:49:26 PM
*kicks dinny* Sure :D

And now I got de-inspired again. I need to settle down and write, but my mind isn't on it. >_> Oh well.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: 0508 on April 04, 2009, 09:51:25 PM
Oh I see how it is. Two can play that game. No more comments for you. :|

Perhaps you should get some sleep.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 04, 2009, 09:51:26 PM
Unfortunately, I've got a lack of inspiration... And Hammy's bday just passed, which makes it so much worse. D: I need to write something... But my brain is drawing a total blank for a good idea. ;_;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 04, 2009, 09:53:06 PM
^Aww Shi-chan, don't feel sad. A belated birthday fic still works. :)

And dinny, I hates you. D:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on April 04, 2009, 10:44:57 PM
You're not the only one Shi-chan.

I have no inspiration too.

Things just pop in my mind and I write it. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 05, 2009, 01:02:28 AM
I feel a bit bad asking for help here 'cause it makes me seem like a bad mod but...

Can anyone remember that one fic with all the transformations and such? Yossie's a good character (angels? Animals?) with a bunch of other characters... Miki, Rika, among others are the bad characters, like devils I think? And somehow, Risa the halfbreed manages to spy on the good team while the bad team has a mutiny planned against Miki...

Gawd dammit I'm REALLY trying to remember the name of the fic and who wrote it but to no avail T____T

Someone help this cutie patootie mod please~!!! T_T; (And my apologies to whoever wrote that fic if my forgetfulness offends you o_o .)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: alen on April 05, 2009, 01:10:48 AM
I believe it was called Chosen and there is a sequel the Calm before the Storm  by writerjunkie 

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kitaoji on April 05, 2009, 05:06:01 AM
Alright, it's about time I started getting down to writing something. I have a lovely Spring Break in which I'm supposed to look for another place to live and study calculus, not to mention hound admin officers (and actually FIND those admin officers first), but I'm doing this instead.

(Comments for Gegenschein will show up... eventually.  I'm still stuck at the 'sentence fragment' stage.  For dedicated writings, this could take MONTHS. Maybe I'll just descend into worn-out fangirl babble instead  :D)

But anyway!

Reading Environment
Fic-reading has always, always, always been a private affair as much as possible.  If it means I get up at 2AM in the morning on the holidays to read fic, yes, I do.  I have no problems with personal comfort, since for the past few years I've been away from my beloved armchair (it belonged to a psychiatrist, and therapists must have Comfy Chairs in their offices, as I've come to believe), but in an ideal situation, the door is shut, the blinds are drawn, the light is minimal (so no one can possibly look underneath the door crack to realize that the computer is on and I am doing Things At Ungodly Hours), and if I have my laptop, my back is facing the wall and I am facing the door, ears preened to react at the slightest suggestion of Someone Opening the Door, and usually another document opened instead with fingers (and cursor) poised to switch if necessary.   XD

Fic Choice
It's a sort of a mishmash, here.  Off JPH!P I hunt sometimes based on pairings, or on characters.  Lacking 5th gen and 6th gen usually doesn't encourage me to read a fic, unless I find a secondary source that indicates that there is a Work That Must Be Read, in the canon of good fic.  (Sometimes I go with blogs, or other forum posts.)  On this board, I sometimes go by title - even though the title is really secondary, there is a reason why interesting papers have interesting titles which speaks to the author's involvement in his/her work, and it sometimes gives me a vague idea of what the story will involve.  On the overall I prefer works that are completed, just so I know that once I've marathoned an entire day reading, I know there's Something Fulfilling at the end of the road.  I suppose it's great that I'm not a die-hard fan of oh, say Schubert or Robert Jordan; I'd be devastated to go through their works right now (or in the former's case, listen to the Unfinished Symphony at the time of his death  :yep:) 

So yes, even the author's comments and changes in the Title with chapter posts do influence me, especially when they're not in the Read From the Very First Post category.  (And this is a category that fics have to work their way in, sadly.)

With works in progress, sometimes I base it on how frequently it's been updated, or once I finally click that link, I scroll through it as quickly as possible to determine the quality of the update before actually going back to the top and properly starting there.

I'm much happier with light prose, so I highly applaud those writers who convey a lot in as little words as possible that flows as fast as possible (dependent on my reading speed), and save the highly dense material for later.  Years later, I think.  It's why I haven't read rokun in a long time; I need to find a long, long period of time where I'm alone and energized, which is extremely rare these days.  :P )

And of course, the quality of the prose is important, as well.  I'm alright with sacrificing style for a well constructed or interesting plot, and if I have absolutely nothing to do, then I don't mind forgoing it, but it's still something I mull over.  If my eyes start to bleed, then, it's always easier to return to collections of better prose that I have access to, be it the Wikipedia or these hordes of papers and the rare dissertation and monographs to read instead.  (Yes, I read those things for fun.)

Fic Commenting and Continuation
As you can see from my post count, I comment almost rarely, and am just focusing on Gegenschein in the fear that Estrea will refuse to update after I've been prodding her for months.  :cry:  Having spent too many brain cells (than necessary, really) into the whole flying realm of Textual Criticism and Evaluation, I've left my ability to respond personally to writing somewhere out in the Great Plains and the flat, straight freeways.  In other words, if commenting would let me yap weird stuff about the Juxtaposition of Sub Chapters and the Evocation of Space And Power Conflict contained within the imagery and diction... well yeah, I would.   :yep:  But that takes more brain cells and time, and so I usually read fic and leave the emotional pull in the realm beyond the written (typed?) word, and shape the commenting for a later date, if ever.  :)

For multi-part stories, how often I read them is something I like to think about, as well.  Short updates (if that's been the general trend) usually don't get touched too often, unless I only have a small amount of time to read (like my morning ritual of e-mail and board checking - and yes, the first thing I do waking up is to turn the computer on).  I worship tabs with a passion (there are 6 of them now, and if I were in a Wiki session, I'd easily could open up 30 or so).  Stories that I haven't invested too much of myself in reading will get one tab, while if I'm working on a multi-parter I could probably have each post opened up in a different tab.  So yes, if I've found a prolific writer, I assure you there will be 20 or so tabs opened, and possibly several windows opened for each arc or fic instead. >_>  I'm also following JFC's habit of having several copies of the same thread open (at different pages, if necessary) when commenting, to determine the flow of my comment.

As for fics that are necessarily deserving of my attention... well, I make use of that notify option at the upper right corner :)  to actually allow me to read or re-read fics at work in the guise of my e-mail (even board surfing belongs to my private realm, thank you  :yep: ).  Which means that I have copies of those un-edited posts sitting in my inbox, and it's fast reaching 300 unread...  :D  And in the case that I'm going to be separate from a stable Internet connection for a while, I have those transferred to Word Documents too  XD  (Because that's how we did it in those days of Limited 28kbps and all, my old soul howls.  :yawn: )



Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 05, 2009, 06:14:32 AM
I have a lovely Spring Break in which I'm supposed to look for another place to live and study calculus...

Sounds like my spring break. :/ I'm gonna try to write, but I'm supposed to be studying calc 1 hour each day, BUT I'm already behind, so I'll have to do about 2-3 hours each day... Not to mention my teacher says that I should already be halfway done with the study guide in chemistry, but I haven't even started. I mean, I'm an ace in chem, but the AP Exam is probably gonna bite me in the butt...

GAAAAAH. T___T School = Death of my writing life. Anyone else here agree? (Why the heck did I pick to take APs? Oh right, because I want the college credit and crud. Dammit.)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 05, 2009, 06:16:25 AM
You taking the AP exam too? ~_~

...Which one?

I have Lit T_T

Had AP US History and Language last year. That was so not fun D:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kitaoji on April 05, 2009, 06:55:58 AM
I took the IB program for high school, only to find out that it gave me 20 units for college and no classes to skip  :banghead: ... and the 20 units meant nothing as I ended up going WELL over the limit upon graduation.  (In other words, I worked myself to death for too long.)

In other words: don't get too hung over the actual number of units, hope that you get to skip some lower division classes with the good grades, because there is nothing really as bad as covering the same material at a much faster, much harsher, and much more bizarre pace. >_>

And oh yeah, study. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 05, 2009, 08:03:05 AM
@Yuu:  I'm taking the AP Calculus AB and AP Chemistry exams. @___@ Next year (last year of high school, thank god) will be AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, and AP Psychology. Bleh.  My current teacher wants me to take AP Spanish 4 next year so I can take the AP test, but I refuse to take that class. That class's teacher = major win, but Teacher's teaching = Epic fail. >_> (I would know, since I had her for a semester this year.)

...Yeah, I'm a math/science girl nerd.  Or so my buddies say. (And they're worse than me. Half of them are taking 5 AP exams this year.) It was proven when my partner and I won 5th place in the county in the Science Olympiad's Forensics topic. >__>;;;

*scratches head* Still drawing a blank for fic ideas. Curses.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 05, 2009, 10:02:36 AM
Omg!  *shakes Shiya*  Why didn't you tell me about Hammy's bday~!  *Eeeek*  :shock:  erm...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAMMY SAN!


 :onioncheer:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 05, 2009, 10:46:40 AM
@___@ I-I thought you knew... *can't use many smileys due to being on her itouch* Dear god of fanfics, I need an idea~ *wails*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 06, 2009, 05:54:09 PM
*wanders in*

I come bearing topic again! :lol:

Rokun pointed out something rather interesting while we were chatting on AIM. With the graduation of the Elder Club, wouldn't that make all fics involving the EC no longer...H!P fanfics? Well, technically speaking anyway.

So it got me thinking. Maybe we should consider making a more general Fanfics section instead of limiting it to just H!P Fanfics only? Like, the main forum is just Fanfics, then with sub-boards for Others. Like all you Kpop fanfic writers too. :P The main section will still be H!P fanfiction of course, but we might want to consider diversifying lol. Or at least renaming the section to make it more fitting. :P

Just my two cents. Although categorizing is a pain, I know that from experience. So what do you guys all think? :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: stefy on April 06, 2009, 05:59:27 PM
^ I think that's a good idea I guess. Allows more writers to welcome themselves in here too. But then again I think the only reason you're suggesting that is..... *coughcough* whoa... baaaaddd soree throat there XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 06, 2009, 06:10:54 PM
^Hardy har har. :P Don't talk about things before other people are supposed to know! XD

Besides, I think I like the idea of establishing the fact that we here at JPH!P have the BEST celeb fanfic forum (that caters to yuri lol). C'mon guys, don't you think that'll be cool? Haha. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on April 06, 2009, 06:17:27 PM
All I have to say is if we get the IshiYoshi outta here it'll make it a lot easier for me to figure out what to read. :lol:

And Essy dear, stop stealing my ideas. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 06, 2009, 06:21:25 PM
^HEY! I credited it to you! :P So it's not stealing. Heh. XD

And besides, it's not stealing if we say 'yoink' first. So....YOINK. :lol:

All I have to say is if we get the IshiYoshi outta here it'll make it a lot easier for me to figure out what to read. :lol:

LMAO. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Masa on April 06, 2009, 06:42:46 PM
So it got me thinking. Maybe we should consider making a more general Fanfics section instead of limiting it to just H!P Fanfics only? Like, the main forum is just Fanfics, then with sub-boards for Others. Like all you Kpop fanfic writers too. :P The main section will still be H!P fanfiction of course, but we might want to consider diversifying lol. Or at least renaming the section to make it more fitting. :P

We are actually planning to expand this forum but unfortunately daigong and I are lazy as fuck. But don't worry! It's gonna happen sooner or later :yep:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 06, 2009, 06:56:17 PM
^
Oy vey. :O



OMGASS, HAMMY!!!
0001 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PrW9iJGyWk#lq-hq)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 06, 2009, 07:24:40 PM
We are actually planning to expand this forum but unfortunately daigong and I are lazy as fuck. But don't worry! It's gonna happen sooner or later :yep:

Haha. :D Will whining and pouting speed up the process? XD

*looks around, prods Yuuchan with stick, then wanders off*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 06, 2009, 08:59:50 PM
xD!! I'm waiting for them to make the sub-forums. Mods don't have the power to do that :<

However, I will be the one moving everything around...

-stares at the 14 pages of fics-

'_'....
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 06, 2009, 09:46:49 PM
^Well, go nag them about it then. :D

And poor Yuuchan having to move everything...hehehe. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: lil_hamz on April 12, 2009, 07:28:19 AM
Awww thank you so much Sukoshi-chan and JFC for the birthday wishes. See what I mean by I don't come into this thread enough? It's more than a week since then :P

@Shiichan: Don't worry about the fic. Just do what you can. And good luck with all the tests/exams/studying. I'm up to my neck with these too :cry:

I can't wait to see how the enhanced forum turns out. I LOVE fic forums :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Masa on April 12, 2009, 09:59:31 PM
xD!! I'm waiting for them to make the sub-forums. Mods don't have the power to do that :<
Just lemme know what you guys need 8)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 17, 2009, 06:12:12 PM
Randomly popping by to tell readers that I'm currently working on the next chapter of Gegenschein, which should be epic in terms of gore and guts. XD Yay monsters!

On another note, I was wondering which story of mine you guys prefer. :3 Any particular genre you want to see from me? Haha. Just feeling curious. :3

*wanders back to write*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 17, 2009, 07:58:23 PM
^
Does fluff count as a genre? ;D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 17, 2009, 08:01:38 PM
^I guess it does. I haven't felt like writing fluff in a while, but we'll see. :3

Pairing preferences? State them now and I might even consider it as a challenge. Though the likelihood of me ever writing the Kids at the moment is very low, so do keep that in mind. :3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: maverickpanda on April 17, 2009, 08:11:10 PM
^ I always wanted to see more Mari and Nacci...unless you mean more current pairings then hmmmm...ill have to get back to you on that
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on April 17, 2009, 09:11:00 PM
Randomly popping by to tell readers that I'm currently working on the next chapter of Gegenschein, which should be epic in terms of gore and guts. XD Yay monsters!

On another note, I was wondering which story of mine you guys prefer. :3 Any particular genre you want to see from me? Haha. Just feeling curious. :3

*wanders back to write*

Blood, gore, guts!!!  :bleed eyes: Yay! >.> As long there's no main character death... >.>

I prefer all of your stories... even the forgotten? pirate one.  :P As for genre, I think you covered most of them.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 18, 2009, 09:41:59 AM
gore and guts?   Eeep....makes me think I should read that when the sun is still shining but naturally I'll be reading it right before I go to sleep >.>

Right now I prefer Nocturne...I think it's because more time has been invested in that one so I really want to see how it plays out.  But then again Nocturne and Gegenschein as almost equals.  I love baby Reina soo much!  but I can't take gore well so Nocturne wins out by a little bit.

as for genre....comedy has always been my fav.  Doesn't even have to have pairings (but of course I could always use some more kameshige).  I would love it if you would write more on Aika stalking the shiney people or something similar when you have time    XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: 0508 on April 22, 2009, 10:40:48 AM
[12:54:40 AM] Estrea: I dare you to post that in the fanfic discussion thread

Because I don't back down on dares (most of the time).


-One week ago-
At work

me: been writing lately?
Estrea: nope
    can't, at the moment
    time of the month messing with me
    >_>
me: hahaha
    your writing powers are lost once a month
    the week where everyone suffers


-Just a moment ago-

me: Dude seriously
me: what the FUCK
me: did ALL the fan fic writers suddenly get their periods ALL at the SAME FUCKIN TIME?
Estrea: what?
Estrea: XD
me: everyone stopped writing
me: lol
me: so i guess it's like
me: mass bleeding from the vagina time
Estrea: mine's over already
Estrea: XD
me: obviously
me: you already updated
Estrea: hahaha
me: i get it
me: writer's block
me: is code for period
me: I GET IT
Estrea: LOL
Estrea: especially since the majority of fanfic writers are girls...
Estrea: XD
me: "Hey how goes writing?"
"STFU. Got writer's block."
Estrea: XDDDD
me: No sex. Got writer's block.
Estrea: LOL
me: Need aspirin. Got writer's block.
me: Seriously, makes perfect sense.
me: And for guys?
me: The pen is down, can't get it up. Can't write, so solly.
Estrea: LOL


There. I did it.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/_dinny_/writersblocksucks.jpg)
Oh shit, don't mess.


Just in case.
Disclaimer: I was joking around, so don't take this seriously. No offense to anyone.

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 22, 2009, 10:43:15 AM
:lol:

YOU DID IT! :P

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 22, 2009, 10:58:50 AM
*cough* *cough* too much information!  <.<
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kosu on April 22, 2009, 11:26:22 AM
but somehow I think it's so true lol

that explain why I can't write .... LOL
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 22, 2009, 11:34:04 AM
but it makes me feel really sorry for those writers that have writer's block for months or even years!   :OMG:
OMG what if that's an entirely different feminine issue!   :O
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 22, 2009, 11:54:34 AM
^ I blame chronic hormonal imbalance? XD I remember I went for ages without writing anything cos I was having issues. XD It's a bad place to be.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: panickofpain on April 22, 2009, 11:56:31 AM
^ and what is chronic hormonal imbalance? XD

I hate having writers block...since I had it for a year and a half... :lol:
but it left at the start of April...
and I think I'm going to have it again... soon...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 22, 2009, 12:20:01 PM
^ it means that you're having mood swings. XD basically, not stable enough to do stuff cos your body decides that it's funny to go out of tune. >_> At least that's what I've always seen it as lol.

Currently I'm having a chronic headache instead, so I can't seem to get anything done because it feels like someone's trying to chisel into my brain with a pneumatic drill. Dozens of them. D:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on April 22, 2009, 03:31:11 PM
Oh wow, just read the whole "writer's block" discussion. XD And you know, I think that may be true... :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 22, 2009, 06:08:38 PM
So all this time...

My hardhats...

...are actually tampons and pads!?

O_O;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Amarghetta on April 22, 2009, 07:46:00 PM
*cough* *cough* too much information!  <.<
Nah! That's just a tease... :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 22, 2009, 08:23:39 PM
So all this time...

My hardhats...

...are actually tampons and pads!?

O_O;
Keep the hardhats, they'll protect us readers from, well...you know.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on April 22, 2009, 09:46:44 PM
lmfao I find talks like this so funny and amusing. haha You guys are funny. Man, the word "writer's block" now has a WHOLE different meaning?! lol
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: 0508 on April 23, 2009, 07:43:21 AM
^
Lol, yeeeaah. Most of my conversations (or our conversations) turn out looking like this sooner or later.

Wow rev, you're pretty messed up.
Yeah, I know. :D

Haha, did I destroy the words "writer's block" for you? Well good, it should be gone and you can be free to whip up some more TanaKame. ;) ...Please? :D

 :heart: :heart: :heart:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on April 23, 2009, 07:48:52 AM
It's times like these I'm thankful I'm not a girl and so don't have a complete idea of what you all are talking about. :)

But the activity did drop off suddenly after the weekend, huh? :lol: I guessed some spring breaks had gotten over. :oops:

*continues lurking blissfully ignorantly*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 23, 2009, 09:32:35 AM
Omg, I lol'd so bad reading that. xD Well, I haven't had writer's block. In fact, I have a plentiful amount of ideas. Now if someone would do me the favor of blowing up my future exams, that'd be great. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on April 23, 2009, 11:25:12 AM
Ahahahahaha~!

You guys are funny. I enjoy.  :lol: XD :twothumbs

And that does make total sense at 2am.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on April 23, 2009, 09:46:03 PM
Quote
Haha, did I destroy the words "writer's block" for you? Well good, it should be gone and you can be free to whip up some more TanaKame.  ...Please?

I wish it were that easy.  :(
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 25, 2009, 07:28:00 AM
This is something that's been bothering me for a while but I want everyone's input on this o_o

xDDD Is it necessary to like, personalize your story's titles with the likes of .::.:::. and/or hearts and another nifty things? (The Kouhaku doesn't count xD It's not a story)

Of course, your story title stands out more...

But the thing is... this is US... The fanfiction section of Jphip.

We read all new things that come our way regardless o____o;

If we no likey, we no likey. If we likey, we likey.

My personal opinion is to forbid the likes of glittering a story title 'cause it just.... really sticks out and on the contrary, is kinda bothersome to me rather than inviting xDDDD...

This is a unified community of writers. Not a mall where it's like "IRASSHAI IRASSHAI COME READ MY STORY KPLZTHNX." 'cause you know, if you seriously need things like that, wouldn't that make you kinda... weak? o_O; I mean, I understand the fun of personalizing things but doing it here is kinda ridiculous o___o;

So what does everyone else think? Yay or nay?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 25, 2009, 07:52:17 AM
I agree, actually. I like to give my threads (or at least, I try) interesting names, but I never try and pretty it up. Instead of making me think, "Oooh, it attracts my attention, let's read." it makes me think, "That's a lot of colons/hearts/whatever. Huh." I personally click on everything, and if it's new, I'll scan the first few lines to see if the grammar is readable or GENERALLY typo free. But good TITLES (not flashy) generally make we wanna check it out first. To sum it up, I go for interesting titles over pretty ones. But I'll go through everything eventually, so it doesn't HAVE to be cool sounding or anything. :p Therefore: NAY!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 25, 2009, 07:52:31 AM
What is the Yay or Nay vote actually for? Is it "Do we forbid it? Yay/Nay" or "Do we allow it? Yay/Nay"  ?

Personally, I don't think the decor is necessary, but at the same time they don't really bother me unless they're REALLY excessive/overly gaudy. A "decorative" thread title might look pretty when one first sees it, in the long run it doesn't make a difference in the quality of the actual story. If it's a story that grabs my attention/interest, I'll come back to it regardless. If it doesn't really grab my interest, then I don't.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 25, 2009, 08:13:20 AM
^JFC just stole the words out of my mouth...or off my fingers, you know what I mean.

I habitually click on all new story threads just to glance through, just like Shikyo, but I only go back to read if I think it's worth following. Thread titles don't really matter although too much decoration annoys me as well...but if it's a good story, I guess it doesn't matter.

A good thread title does help in piquing my interest though. I personally try to make my thread titles, I dunno, interesting and relevant to my story. As rokun pointed out to me once, my sandbox really is just a place for me to play around with random things. Hence, a sandbox. XD Relevance, yo. No need to excessively prettify it. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on April 25, 2009, 09:22:04 AM
Hm, since my last fandom often made titles that more or less resembled this: ~///}my S T O R Y's○E●M○O●name+++
...I can safely say a couple of hearts, stars and whatnot do not bother me. The writer is what really makes the difference. If someone I really enjoyed reading made a really decorated title, I'd shrug it off and read it anyway. It's when the really decorative title is the ONLY thing attractive about the story, that there is a problem.

But really ℃-ute could just be Cute, Lucky☆Star could just be Lucky Star and Tommy february6's ♥Lonely in Gorgeous♥ could just be Lonely in Gorgeous. Either way, they're still enjoyable and the content is all that matters to me. :) What's in a name?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 25, 2009, 09:57:07 AM
^True, content matters more than anything. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: 0508 on April 25, 2009, 10:23:38 AM
Personally, I'm kinda indifferent about it, and it's not a big enough issue for me to say anything. As long as it's not overdone and doesn't look like spam I'm okay with it. Though I kinda do like a "clean" feel to the page...

And really, like others said, I'll clicked on every new story there is. (Especially if it's 3AM and I got nothing better to do.) Unless the title advertised/mentions something I'd stay away from, I'll check it out. And yar, CONTENT is most important to me. :3 Write on, writers! :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Amarghetta on April 25, 2009, 10:49:42 AM
Pimped up titles usually deter me from reading a story, because I dread the amount of cheesiness I might find in it. I tend to avoid them for days or weeks, until I'm just too bored for anything else. But once I give it a chance, my decision to come back is only based on the content, not on the amount of pwetty dots or hearts I find at first glance.

Therefore, I don't think you should outright forbid authors from adorning their thread titles. Encouraging the glitter aficionados to refrain from over accessorizing would be a better course of action. That way, you don't come across as a tyrant, and newcomers don't get scared with (y)our pettiness.  xD

Also, I'm inclined to believe that people here have enough common sense to make things work without having mods or admins breathing down their necks, so it shouldn't be much of a problem. But if it gets really bad and there are complaints about it, you can pull a Miki and glare/grope/molest/whiplash the offenders into submission, or you can set some rules about the title format after the forum is reorganized. Not just because it pleases you or any other member here, but because it would keep things easy and simple in the long run. (Yet I hope we never reach the point where rules are actually needed...)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 25, 2009, 11:04:47 AM
xDDD Is it necessary to like, personalize your story's titles with the likes of .::.:::. and/or hearts and another nifty things? (The Kouhaku doesn't count xD It's not a story)

Yuuyami ijiwaru~ XD  (though I was basically the same with my complaint over the excessive stickies)

Ya know, I think you just basically named names and called them weak :sweat:
I went to look and it's clear as day who you are talking about  XD

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This is a unified community of writers. Not a mall where it's like "IRASSHAI IRASSHAI COME READ MY STORY KPLZTHNX." 'cause you know, if you seriously need things like that, wouldn't that make you kinda... weak? o_O; I mean, I understand the fun of personalizing things but doing it here is kinda ridiculous o___o;

So what does everyone else think? Yay or nay?

your example makes my eyes bleed XD  [bgcolor=#131313] (I also clicked on one of the stories...and the first sentence was along the same lines...you know...teh ppl dat rite lke tis.  my poor poor eyes)[/bgcolor]

...you know...I didn't really notice the decorations all that much until you actually pointed it out.  Maybe you set a bad example with your kouhaku!  XD

but maybe they feel this incredibly strong urge to express their cuteness/individualism... :ph43r:  I can't say Nay to that if that's the reason.

I don't think their titles help them all that much though.  As Amarghetta so well explained, they tend to turn me off as well...until I'm bored enough to read.  I'm just afraid it's a reflection of what's inside but there's always that saying of don't judge a book by it's cover.  With that in mind, I tend to eventually give the stories a chance.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on April 25, 2009, 11:16:06 AM
^ Completely agree with the book cover comparison because aren't the titles the fics' equivalent? Therefore, like with actual bookcovers, the things that would turn me off would be excessive amounts of clearly unintentional bad spelling/grammar, netspeak being used seriously and not just to be funny or vulgarity. Other than that, I'll follow the 'don't judge' saying.

...although, I guess I might not buy a mystery/suspense novel that was covered in pink glitter and bunny rabbits at the bookstore and that same principle would apply here. Estrea mentioned relevance already. With special characters, you can have a good thing and then you can have too much of a good thing.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on April 25, 2009, 03:20:19 PM
Yeah I don't really like the decorations on a title. When I first read fanfiction I thought it was strange. It's just better if you give the story a interesting title and that might draw people in that might not. Plus I don't even know how to do that with titles. lol
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 25, 2009, 04:10:54 PM
Ooooh, good points here and there xDDD

I guess it's a yay then xDDD

Well, a short yay o_o

Community says it all~! Glitterfying is fine but no over-accessorizing allowed xDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on April 25, 2009, 04:39:43 PM
it's not a yay in my book. lol but if the writer feels better doing it I guess they should do it.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: stefy on April 25, 2009, 07:47:00 PM
whats the difference?

How long will it take to just click on the fic and scan through to see if you, as a reader, like it or not... Fics are pretty much all about content. The title, be it flashy or not, only helps to speed up or delay the interest/curiosity of the readers. For me, I normally try to avoid clicking those flashy titles with hearts or titles with lame phrases. But at the end I'd still look through them when I have nothing to do, and actually some fics with flashy titles are quite entertaining.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on April 26, 2009, 06:26:08 AM
Wow, I'm gone for a few hours and this happens! XD The makeover is interesting, I like.

As for the decorations in titles, meh. I don't particularly care either way. I personally only use ~ when my titles have a sort of "sub-title" thing. But yeah, content is obviously more important.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 26, 2009, 07:14:21 AM
Holy shit, I'm in the middle of commenting on Essy's latest update, and all of a sudden there are a couple new sub-forums and shit's been moved around! :o
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 26, 2009, 07:16:05 AM
Eheheheheheheh... -wipes sweat before going back to moving things around-

YUUCHAN TO LOSER-CHAN GANBATTE~!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on April 26, 2009, 07:24:53 AM
Yuu-chan~

wouldn't it be better if the Asylum fics stay on the main instead of a sub-forum?  Cause all that's left on the main fanfic section is random old stories....


Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 26, 2009, 07:27:00 AM
Actually, we're moving all the old stories in there too~

We are REALLY gonna do some spring-cleaning~!

-wears hardhat and runs off to move stuffs again-
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 26, 2009, 07:27:45 AM
Poor Yuuchan having to move everything. lol. *gives her a cookie*

Ganbatte~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 26, 2009, 07:41:40 AM
Ganbare~ So what IS gonna be left in the main section...? Or is it just gonna be straight to sub forums? Either way, I'm sure it'll look good. :D Ah, my buddy finished reading, so I'll be sending in my vote for Kouhaku, too. *scurries off*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Loser87 on April 26, 2009, 08:24:56 AM
Who the fuck says she's the only one moving everything!? Where my good luck!?

D<!

WTF!?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 26, 2009, 08:25:54 AM
Well dearie, I DID say "Yuuchan to Loser-chan" and "we" so I dunno why they kept talking about me o_O

Kukuku xDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Loser87 on April 26, 2009, 08:26:43 AM
i'm always the under appreciated here....gheynesss  :tama-mad:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on April 26, 2009, 08:42:43 AM
Sorry Loser-chan. XD We didn't mean to overlook you. o-o

If you posted earlier you could have avoided the misunderstanding. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on April 26, 2009, 09:10:33 AM
Well, my post was directed at both of you, but looking back to read it now, I never identified who I was saying "Ganbare~" to. XD But good job, both of you.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on April 26, 2009, 09:19:29 AM
Wow! Gone for the day and come back to find everything moved!!! Nice!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on April 26, 2009, 10:30:12 AM
Wow, I like the reorganization of the fanfic section. :twothumbs
However because of it, I'm now incredibly SAD. Why? Because the moving around of things allowed me to stumble across the fic An Intentional Mistake and I realized after reading six chapters that it's likely not going to be updated. Now I want to cry...
Maybe I'll stumble across something to take my mind off that too. XD

Ahaa... but great job moving everything!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: 0508 on April 26, 2009, 02:01:41 PM
Props and thanks to Yuuyami and Loser87 for the move.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on April 26, 2009, 11:28:55 PM
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090426/1YuuLoser-XD.png)

WEEEEEE

o_o

It's an honor to be upgraded from Chibi Mod to Super Models

Loser will have to write her epic speech later, since I'm only going to talk for myself '_'

Anywho, I bet people were like wtf when we moved everything, and I think there are those out there who prefer the old section over this new one, but personally, I'm a bit proud of this accomplishment and hope that in the future, the fanfiction section will become a more unified community.

xD Already, we're like family LIKE A NEW MOMUSU? with awesome people like JFC, the epic miki-wota commentator, Estrea, the fluffy teddy bear with sharp claws, Loser87, the gangsta who is actually a real big softie, and the list just goes on and on with people of vibrant personalities.

So my personal wish for the fanfiction forum is for everyone to heart each other, be there for each other, all that sappy shiet xDDDD!!

Basically, being one big happy pirate crew who can sail together on the ship that is fanfiction!! -is shot-

-with remote, plays the applause sound file-

'_'

Thank you and have a good day, loves~!

Your cutie patootie hardhat-obsessed egocentric idiot,
Yuuyami
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: daigong on April 26, 2009, 11:51:36 PM
Good stuff!! Loving how the shit has developed the past year ... truly outstanding. You can never take the LOVE & BONDAGE that is JPHIP FANFICS!!  :wub:

Keeping that tradition held alive since 2005!! When cats like tama-chan, suki, elgie, Viikitty, meowchi, Tyler Wood wrote random shit and we were like hahaha

Me and Masa are super proud of ya!! And no I don't talk like a grandpa! more like Triad Big Brother!! bwahaha

ETA:

And message in the Welcome section updated! :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Aioros on April 27, 2009, 06:14:59 AM
So Loser87 is now a "Mod of Cheesecake" too. XD

Congrats and good luck to both!  :twothumbs
Never had the chance to post this cuz MoMo wanted another pic where one of the girls is kicking the other one in the face.[url] (http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7610/yuumomorm9.jpg) :sweatdrop:

Now if only Makistar can update DAMAN... (come on, it doesn't hurt to dream y'know) :roll:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on April 27, 2009, 06:18:08 PM
Never had the chance to post this cuz MoMo wanted another pic where one of the girls is kicking the other one in the face.[url] (http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7610/yuumomorm9.jpg) :sweatdrop:
:rockon:


Now if only Makistar can update DAMAN... (come on, it doesn't hurt to dream y'know) :roll:
Damn right. :yep:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: OTN1 on April 27, 2009, 07:03:19 PM
Like what you've all done to the place.  A bit of a surprise, but a nice one.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Loser87 on April 27, 2009, 07:16:57 PM
So apparently I have to make some sort of speech according to the short pervert, Yuuyami
I don't really do speeches but uh...

If i gotta, i thank all the small motha' fuckin' people I had to step on and beat the crap outta' to get here

LMFAO....

No, really uh..have fun, no dissin' otha' peeps here and uh stay active!

yeah and i guess that's all, i really got nothing else to say LMFAO.

Have fun peeps, enjoy the remodelin'

-Loser87
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on April 28, 2009, 01:37:59 AM
Thanks Yuuyami & Loser87! :D

It's so cool! *reads more fanfics* :ptam-glow:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on May 12, 2009, 03:31:57 PM
"Writer's Block" sucks. :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on May 12, 2009, 08:52:33 PM
On the contrary, I'm actually writing something for once o_O

Though it's only meant for my Reflections thread ^^;

How're everyone's exams going?

Can we expect an explosion of writing eventually~? :0
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 16, 2009, 03:56:40 AM
Random but shit, I guess I gotta get back into the swing of writing to get my readers back. :lol: :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on June 16, 2009, 04:41:01 AM
^You better write!

Just kidding. XD

Don't worry, it takes time! ^_^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on June 16, 2009, 05:46:15 AM
OMGASS!! WHAT PIC DID THAT AIJUN AVVY COME FROM!!! :w00t:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on June 16, 2009, 05:54:14 AM
It came from this picture:

(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo106/HotaruCutie/th_hellouljp00019nc0.jpg) (http://s366.photobucket.com/albums/oo106/HotaruCutie/?action=view&current=hellouljp00019nc0.jpg)

Ai and JunJun were right next to each other...so..yeah. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on June 16, 2009, 06:54:17 AM
^
OSNAP! I knew Aichan's red top looked familiar. Totally forgot I've got that pic saved too...somewhere. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on June 16, 2009, 07:00:33 AM
^Yeah, right when I made the avatar, it inspired me to write a oneshot about them. ^_^

I'm in a oneshot mood now. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on July 10, 2009, 09:51:13 PM
Hey people, sorry about the total lack of updates of any kind recently, been kind of busy with work. I think if I work any harder I might just meet myself coming around the corner. XD

It will probably be a while longer before I can update my chaptered fics, because I haven't had enough time to sit down and think long enough that I can focus on writing those. I might have some one shots popping out intermittently, but that's completely random. XD

So anyway, that was just to inform the fanfic community that I'm not (quite) dead. Just busy at work, and busy going to therapy for clinical depression. But I'll be back! Eventually...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Rayle on August 06, 2009, 09:35:02 PM
I completely blame Yuuyami's TakaMin stuff for this. My J-pop and K-pop stayed safely away from each other, but now I can't help but think about Taekahashi's similarities.

Short gorgeous adorkable kid leaders that lead vocals...Now who wants to see MM's reaction to Takahashi getting married to an old comedian? Sayu will murder him, lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: almond on August 29, 2009, 04:18:21 AM
MY LIFE IS INSANE.

Anyway.

I've tried writing again lately. I thought what I churned out was total crap, but my sexy beta liked it, so... hn

I'm not sure if it's because I'm out of practice, but writing an idea out is now like trying to remember a dream. If I look directly at it, I lose it completely and am just left with frustration.

I think I might actually post another chapter now... but not on my blog yet because someone posted saying nothing but "where's the update?" and that always pisses me off and makes me not want to post  :smhid
..I'm a very contrary person  :sweatdrop:

This has been a drive-by-Nutting :yossi:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on August 29, 2009, 06:47:49 AM
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! We've been Nutted! :w00t:


Hi almond! :wave:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on August 29, 2009, 06:22:43 PM
^
^Hi! :D

Glad to see you're back. ^_^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on August 30, 2009, 09:04:05 AM
^
^
^ Glad to see you back almond - big fan and relatively new fic writer.  :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: maverickpanda on August 30, 2009, 06:38:24 PM
:: falls back and rubs eyes::

Gah! Nutted in the eye!

Welcome back kiddo.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: almond on August 30, 2009, 08:07:03 PM
Thanks for the warm returning welcomes  :wub:

I actually wrote another chapter already. This is like a Christmas miracle. :cow:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 30, 2009, 08:12:37 PM
I think we're about 4 months early for Christmas...but good to have you back! XD

Recently I've noticed that a flood of veterans from the old days are coming back to the fanfic forum. Joy to the world! Let's have a party! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Comrade on September 01, 2009, 12:54:47 AM
Let's have a party! XD
Yes, let's.  I say you continue this early Christmas by writing a new piratey chapter of All Aboard.

Do you agree with this idea?  Y/Y   (circle one)

Don't make me make a poll.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: almond on September 01, 2009, 01:01:50 AM
As a writer who recently took a very long unplanned sabbatical from my story, I think I can speak from experience.

>.>

*throws a bunch of scantily clad idols at the forum*

ESTREA, RUN FOR IT!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: ShikyoxYaiba on September 01, 2009, 02:15:26 AM
Let's have a party! XD
Yes, let's.  I say you continue this early Christmas by writing a new piratey chapter of All Aboard.

Do you agree with this idea?  Y/Y   (circle one)

Don't make me make a poll.

I second this! =D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Comrade on September 01, 2009, 02:44:10 AM
Lol, crap, I don't want to start a huge "let's bully Estrea for more pirates" wave.  :lol:  Almond is right.  (She did, after all, point out before that she felt inclined to do quite the opposite when pressed to post more.  I totally get it, and I quite agree with you.)

(Which does not at all null my request for more pirate-age, cuz if Estrea does write more, I will send her a cookie, and I am not joking.)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 01, 2009, 05:33:07 AM
As a writer who recently took a very long unplanned sabbatical from my story, I think I can speak from experience.

>.>

*throws a bunch of scantily clad idols at the forum*

ESTREA, RUN FOR IT!


THANKS ALMOND!

*flees*

:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on September 03, 2009, 07:58:51 AM
Man, having been in absentia since last Saturday I must have a buttload of reading to catch up on. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on September 03, 2009, 08:01:27 AM
^ :whip:

Good luck! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on September 05, 2009, 01:42:59 AM
*stares at all the updates she's missed in the last week*
Fuck..... :shocked
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on September 05, 2009, 03:41:32 AM
*stares at all the updates she's missed in the last week*
Fuck..... :shocked
At least I'm not alone. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on September 12, 2009, 06:22:26 AM
Well, managed to get through about a little more than a quarter of the fics/fic updates.  Trying to hit the "new" ones as well as the ones for which I usually leave shorter comments first, as those tend to be a little easier to get through for me as I can just get in a bit of a groove and read straight on through. Might not have to get through that many tomorrow though.

The big ones (i.e. the fics where I'm compelled to do the massive commentary) are still gonna be a while.
:dizzy:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on September 12, 2009, 08:20:38 PM
Aww, JFC ganbatte! :D Thank you so much for reading through everything~ You give everyone who writes something new a good greeting, when some of the rest of us slack off. :oops:

There really has been some kind of activity here lately. Just last night I noticed a flurry of updates where perhaps 10 threads must have been bumped in a few hour period :lol: (of course, partly thanks to you :))

I think I might try and take a little break from updating as I have... I need to catch up with classes and will probably be starting a new job anyway. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on September 13, 2009, 09:16:56 PM
Dammit, having less free time this weekend sucks.

Oh another note, from the "GUESS THAT BODY PART" thread:
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5210/tummyowner.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5210/tummyowner.jpg)

It was Miuna, the former Country Musume girl.

She once talked about sleeping over at Aichan's, which of course means  :sex:
This NEEDS a fic. Something with a "secretly loved you for so long" kind of vibe would be nice, methinks. :yep: ;D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 23, 2009, 11:24:23 AM
^Is that a hint? :lol:

Ahhh it feels good to update again. XD I feel inspired to write again lately, probably because I took a break from work. Work kills my brain cells otherwise. :/

I was just thinking, what kind of reputation does each writer have? Like, some of us are "Kids" writers (though arguably most of the Kids are growing up, but the name stuck lmao), while some are '85ers, and the majority now are the Gorokkie writers. Then there's also some variation style-wise, like me and my tendency to throw the girls into wacky AUs where all rules are changed (so far we have pirates, ninjas, vampires, nuns, and assassins...XD), and I like to see rokun's fics as carefully researched, whatever universe he happens to put them in (it really shows :heart:).

So I was thinking, what sort of categories would we be sorted into? :lol: Sorry, I'm just bored. XD Feel free to ignore~

*waddles off*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 23, 2009, 04:41:25 PM
With you I always see more Playboy!Ai and definite RenAi in awesome AU's. I think I just mentioned in one of my replies that I noticed rokun's tendency to switch pairings and also his expansive worlds. Hammy-san of course is known for killing off at least one main character every other story or so, though I like it. Yuuyami-sama writes kind of the same way you do Estrea, with the wacky AU thing, though she also seems to write like she's speaking in Japanese, which leaves for a pretty cool effect on dialogue.

As for me, hmmm, I can't think that way about myself. I guess I haven't decided yet, though I used to do strictly Biyuuden, W and yonki stories, that's changed recently.

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 25, 2009, 06:31:32 PM
Hmm speaking of ReinAi, I feel like making a headcount of ReinAi supporters to see how well rokun, peti-chan and I are doing our jobs of spreading the love. Should I make a separate thread with a poll? :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 25, 2009, 08:17:35 PM
You are slowly turning me to the RenAi dark side. My TakaGaki instincts are fighting it, but everytime I see a story by you I get excited. Like, "Ah! Estrea-sama updated! I get to see Playboy!Ai and Badass!Reina together! Sorry Gaki-san, but you're too nice..."

Or something like that. If it's anyone else, I don't get quite as happy...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 25, 2009, 09:22:35 PM
^Awww rndmn, you made me smile. :) Speaking of which, I'm updating again! :lol: Come on, fall to the dark side! Muahahaha.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 25, 2009, 10:32:38 PM
Do I get cookies?  XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 25, 2009, 10:43:15 PM
Sure, dino cookies from Commie! (I stole them from her :D)

:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 25, 2009, 10:47:26 PM
Will they have chocolate chips in them?  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 25, 2009, 10:49:02 PM
Yes they will! :D Chocolate chips are much love. :heart:

And what am I doing still awake???? (It's almost 5am...)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Saikami on September 26, 2009, 01:00:57 AM
Sure, dino cookies from Commie! (I stole them from her :D)

:lol:

You stole Commie's dino cookies!?!?! :O NoOoOo!! What am I going to eat!?!?

PS - You know already I'm in the ReinAi boat. :) Hell, I'm captain!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Comrade on September 26, 2009, 04:33:16 AM
*^_^* <3

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/ComradeM/th_2009-08-24to25-Ottawa065.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v285/ComradeM/?action=view&current=2009-08-24to25-Ottawa065.jpg)

I started off as an 85ers+Ayaya (who is a 35er).  Then I moved onto GAM, and now I write ComFen vs. GAM.  Even my "in Reina's head" fic was 1/3 about GAM.  Hmm, I see a constant.

Isn't it nice to get your inspiration back, Es?  Work can cause brain damage, but writing helps give meaning to life~  (How do you think I wrote most of the Love universe?  Why, sitting at my desk during the boring parts of work :lol:).
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: maverickpanda on September 26, 2009, 04:38:46 AM
 :fainted:  I feel so bad, cause I have the newest chapter of my story worked out in my mind, but between failure mechanics and thermodynamics I can't sit down and write it out.  Sometimes I am afraid of just losing inspiration all together, cause I <3 you wacky kids and I feel like I would be losing touch if I stopped writing. 
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on September 27, 2009, 09:57:14 PM
lol I've already liked ReinAi before I knew there were fics of them. So you have me, but you're making me hate them in your fic Estera! >_< Damn you! I just don't like to see sweet and kind-hearted people to end up cheated on or hurt. So if ReinAi do hook up I'm going to be so mad! lol And I normally do like ReinAi. I even had a one-shot about them. I kind of lost it now and didn't want to continue because it was turning into a perv. Something I did not feel like writing. But you can count me in for them. lol

As for AU fics I don't know if mine count. I do enjoy reading them more than writing it. But I guess The Coven counts as AU? I'm not all that good as it as like Hammy, Estrea, and Yuuyami who are amazing writers of course. Oh but I am working on this new fic that has to do with a killer. Is that AU? lol
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 28, 2009, 02:07:59 PM
lol I've already liked ReinAi before I knew there were fics of them. So you have me, but you're making me hate them in your fic Estera! >_< Damn you! I just don't like to see sweet and kind-hearted people to end up cheated on or hurt.

Oops? :lol: But real life sucks. XD Besides, don't be too quick to judge so soon. :3 People are fallible beings too. Making mistakes is normal. :3 It's what you do after you make a mistake that eventually weighs your worth as a person. XD If life were a fairytale there would be no stories worth writing (for me, anyway). Hehe.

Estrea lesson of the day: DO NOT TRUST THE NARRATOR. No, I don't mean me. Of course you can trust me... :glasses: I meant the narrating voice in the story. Everyone has their own agenda (including me, actually especially me), so who knows if what they perceive is right? So you gotta learn who's right and who's wrong, and who just wants to see what they want to see. :D

This lesson has been brought to you by the Comfederation!

*slinks back into writing hole*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 28, 2009, 02:50:16 PM
 :lol: Wow, this forum is awesome. You get to enjoy your fandom, make new friends, share your ideas AND learn important life lessons! :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 28, 2009, 02:57:07 PM
^Hehe that's why I stuck around for so long. Usually I never stay in a forum for very long unless there's a great community, which I've found here! :lol:

Oh btw, if you stick around, you might get an update. :3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 28, 2009, 11:10:09 PM
Going on, like three and a half years I've been here, I'm not backing out now. Well, it was 3 in July, point is! I'm ready for an update Estrea-sama!

EDIT: Oops, just noticed the update!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 29, 2009, 09:34:30 PM
^Haha! :P

I've been here for about...2 and a half years? Heh. An eventful time indeed...

Honestly speaking, writing Nanchatte Renai has been extremely difficult and painful thus far. Not that my other stories aren't difficult to write (AA for sheer length as it progressed, Gegenschein for complexity, and Nocturne required a lot of random creativity), but Nanchatte Renai is more emotionally draining that the rest.

I'm not sure if I'm alone in this, but I always have an odd sensation of being sucked into my own worlds to shape it as I go. Kind of like the Brush of Truepaint, except in writing instead (Oblivion fans will know what I mean! XD) But yeah, it takes me a lot longer to write because of that. :/

And now I'm just rambling. ^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 30, 2009, 06:41:27 AM
I understand, it happens to me too. I find that I write better and am more inspired when I can immerse myself in the world I've created. Unfortunately, once I come out of it, either I can't go back or it's really difficult and I lose interest in my story.

That's happened more than once. :(
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 30, 2009, 09:15:11 AM
Awww that really sucks. :( Nothing is worse than creating a world and then finding that you can't get back in. It's like a slap in the face. :/

On another note, I actually finished writing the ending of Nanchatte Renai, but I can't post it until I continue the story to that point. :lol: Took me about 2-3 hours to get it out in a fit of inspiration, and I ended up going to bed at 7am...haha. Needless to say, I now have a very clear view of where it's going to end. XD Fufufufu....
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on September 30, 2009, 09:56:53 AM
I started off as an 85ers+Ayaya (who is a 35er).  Then I moved onto GAM, and now I write ComFen vs. GAM.  Even my "in Reina's head" fic was 1/3 about GAM.  Hmm, I see a constant.

Isn't it nice to get your inspiration back, Es?  Work can cause brain damage, but writing helps give meaning to life~  (How do you think I wrote most of the Love universe?  Why, sitting at my desk during the boring parts of work :lol:).

*Comfen sense tingles* :lol:

Mmm, I remember those days. *Me sitting at me desk; phone vibrates at work; reads text* I'm bored~~ *face palms* XD *texts back* Have Ayaya disappear and get Miki to go crazy then.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on September 30, 2009, 12:33:11 PM
^So YOU were the real culprit behind those stories! :O
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on September 30, 2009, 08:37:50 PM
^^  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on October 01, 2009, 04:09:39 AM
^So YOU were the real culprit behind those stories! :O
:OMG:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Foxy Brown on October 01, 2009, 06:39:37 AM
So, how do people with actual creative talent come up with ideas for stories? My method of coming up with a title that seems funny to me and then bashing together a story that fits with it doesn't seem to be working anymore.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 01, 2009, 08:35:22 AM
^Well that seems to work when you're just manufacturing short stories. Occasionally, anyway.

There seems to be two major approaches to coming up with story ideas (I'm generalizing of course), and that is basically either character-driven or plot-driven.

For character-driven stories, more likely that not, the author usually has either 1) a pairing in mind which they want to explore (or put together, or tear apart...), or 2) they just want to write about a specific person or people. XD With that in mind, inspiration can come from just about anything. In our case since we're writing about the girls, media appearances and the like can give us ideas, or situations in our own lives might give us places in which to throw the girls into. Which I theorize is why there are so many high school fics around in general when it comes to ficdom (not just H!P, everywhere else).

Then there's plot-driven, in which case the storyline comes before you start picking roles that would fit into the plot. Let's take my own crazy story, AA. My premise was very simple. After having read through the entire fanfic section at the time, I noticed that there were no pirate stories! Therefore I wanted to write something with pirates in them. Next would have been "what would the pirates be doing???" and "what do pirates have to do with the story??". And it all went on from there. Ninjas, conspiracies, and Highlander jokes came later. XD

To put it simply, either you pick the characters first and form the story around them, or you pick a story first and fit characters into them. That's the main idea, but there are different ways of approaching the whole business. Just my two cents. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 01, 2009, 04:33:16 PM
I don't know about the creative talent part, but I'll give you my way.


The way I think is in pictures or feelings, not words. Sometimes I have trouble getting my point across. So I usually start by imagining a scene or scenario with a certain character(s). Depending on my mood, it might by romantic or downright scary or crackalicious. Then I say, "Hmm, that might be interesting." so I either imagine the beginning and go from there or the end and work backwards. Then I write non stop until I have all my ideas out. Sometimes I imagine scenes that are far apart time-line wise and have trouble connecting the two....

But my method sucks and I rarely finish what I start. Usually, I'll write until I'm sick of it or a new idea comes along and I latch onto that one. Though my ADHD has become better as I moved out of my teenage angst years...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 01, 2009, 05:10:46 PM
Oh yeah, I do the imagery thing pretty often. I don't jump straight into writing though. I plan more before going into it. XD It's hard to continue if you just leap into it without a plan. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 01, 2009, 05:35:37 PM
Yeah, I've recently taken to writing stuff down by hand. In an effort to not lose my train of thought.

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd137/Rndmnwierd/Blackandbluethoughts.jpg)

This is filled on the other side, too, and I have it written in multiple places. XD XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on October 03, 2009, 06:46:10 PM
^
OMG I do that too! :lol: Not often but if I'm at school and I get an idea, I'm all scribbling all over and my friends are like :shocked

I am so sad that I've been gone so long from my beloved fanfic section. There are so many updates I want to read! So please be patient with my attempt to catch up. :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 03, 2009, 06:48:07 PM
Awww poor you. You'll catch up eventually~ :P

I always keep paper next to me, whenever possible. I even use my order sheets at work to scribble down ideas when it's not busy. XDDD Sometimes I jolt awake at night and scribble stuff. It's good to get these random impulses out before they slip out of your grasp.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: badsaints on October 04, 2009, 04:09:34 AM
*knock and looks around* What's this? I see great writers!

So this is how you plan the stories? Hmm must take down notes
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 04, 2009, 12:11:33 PM
I used to write on paper everywhere, in class, at home, while simultaneously typing on the computer. Since I'm left handed, though, and I always use crappy pens and pencil, whenever I write, I smear the sentence and end up with more on my hand than on the paper.  :lol:

So I finally broke my habit of writing everywhere, though I kind of regretted it. Recently I started doing it again so that I wouldn't forget stuff in real life, so hopefully I'll come up with good ideas again!

Ah, baddie! *waves inside* I wondered when you'd get here!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: badsaints on October 04, 2009, 12:27:38 PM
*waves back* Hey rndmn!

I used do write on papers too but I end up too lazy to type them on my lappie later :P My stories ended up stashed in a corner of my writing table :lol: Since I'm always on the comp, I type bits & pieces of my stories directly on my lappie whenever the inspiration comes and then I'll weave the stories together
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 04, 2009, 12:32:51 PM
Heh, I use to write down my ideas everywhere too...even at school during class, when I ran out of paper, I took a stack of newspapers and started scribbling on them. And when I ran out of that, I started carving poetry right onto my desk. I always wonder what happened to that desk...XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 04, 2009, 12:53:42 PM
 ^ :lol:

^^ It's ADD for me. XD

All of my high school notebooks had at least two stories started in each. Except the classes I slept in, lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 04, 2009, 12:59:17 PM
^Interesting, I was more into poetry when I was younger. I wasn't as much into story writing until I was much older. I tended to get my more violent impulses out into words, so some of the stuff I spewed back then was truly disturbing...haha. I had issues back then. ^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: badsaints on October 04, 2009, 02:31:37 PM
Hmm out of curiousity...do you put/see yourself in the characters of any of the stories you write or read? :?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 04, 2009, 02:49:34 PM
I do sometimes see myself in the characters. I think its inevitable sometimes. You put yourself into your characters, either consciously or unconsciously sometimes. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 05, 2009, 12:50:50 AM
Yeah, sometimes I write something and then go back and erase it, scolding myself. Like, "Noooo, that's what YOU would do, dummy. Risa probably wouldn't slap Reina for saying that." Or something.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: DO Me DO Me on October 05, 2009, 02:02:49 AM
To answer some of the past few questions. . . I'm a rokkies and GAM writer. :D occassionally I'll write about other members only if I have some great story idea. I get my story ideas from actually events that happen in HP history. That's why my stories seem like it actually happened. With that in mind it's not a matter of what's going to happen but HOW does it happen. :lol: other ideas come from movies and shows I've watched and thought "hmm what if HP did their version of this?"  :lol:

and yes! I do put myself into my characters and sometimes I get too into it that I end up being emo like my character. Like my MARI story oh that was all kinds of emo, quite embarrassing too but it was fun. 
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: stefy on October 05, 2009, 02:52:44 PM
*re-surfaces from lurking*

You guys do?....

So is it normal to self-insert or not to? Cuz I don't, all my fics are based on what I see.. drama, movie, in my dreams, etc. Like some of my one shot's based on what I see the girls do in PV makings or what they say on radio. And my latest fic.. which I have not updated since god knows when.. was something I dreamt about, well just the very last 'scene'/chapter tho (which was sho hawts btw XD), and somehow made it into a fic.

I'd never ever put myself as a character or relate myself to the girls... Just feels wrong to me that's all. Blame low self-esteem I guess? XD

OK! *skips back to lurker mode*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: DO Me DO Me on October 05, 2009, 04:08:13 PM
*waves at stefy* :D

Well I try not to put my personal life into my characters but it does happen sometimes. Like in my MARI story, there's this one part where Aya's trying to wake up Miki and Miki blurts out in her sleep "Just follow the instructions!" That was an actual sentence I've said in my sleep when my sister tried to wake me up one day. XD So it's just little things like that. I could probably write a kick ass heart wrenching break up scene having experienced it first-hand but I don't think I'd go that far :roll: But sometimes I'd just sit there and go "how would you feel if this happened to you? what would you do?" etc.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on October 08, 2009, 03:13:47 AM
^ Damn that Zunu, I'm gonna have to give him a beatdown. ;)

Like you said, I suppose for the most part I try not to put myself into my characters, but I think it subconsciously happens, since I just write them so long and so get them so much on my mind. Like I know Reina in Odyssey eventually picked up some of my attributes... It's probably different cause I'm a guy writing about girls, but there are certain personality characteristics that I'm sure can be common among all. :lol: Of course, there have been occasions when I did at least somewhat intentionally put myself in a role... In my first story I did to an extent, for example. Not sure if I can think of others actually. :lol:

Well, back to lurk mode I guess. >.>
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 08, 2009, 08:41:55 AM
^Oh you, no more lurking! *hauls back by scruff of neck* :P

Yeah like rokun said, some personality characteristics are common enough to share, so inevitably there will be some moments when you can really connect to the characters on a personal level. It's not so much that you're making them like you, or you feeling like them, but just...common humanity? XD

Of course, self-inserts are not uncommon in fanfiction (of all kinds...), but it should be kept from being a major hindering role in the story, of course. When I self-insert, it's usually in random side characters that get killed. XDDD Or just that random person on the street, like a cameo...lol. Although if you want to be technical I guess Takeda from Nocturne is like an aggravated microcosm of some part of my personality. Yeah. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on October 08, 2009, 09:06:07 AM
Estreia made me post my 2 cents:

Self-insert is bound to happen at some point because you are writing from your own views and its how people relate to characters anyways; they see a part of themselves or someone else in that character. It's how a story becomes engrossing because you feel you are part of that story.

And now back to my Star Golden Bell show.  XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: chubar on October 12, 2009, 10:12:46 AM
i tend to write self-inserts but i always put myself as a very minor character like

"Reina Tanaka turned on the television and wasn't surprised to hear yet another fangirl was arrested for stalking her favorite Johnny but got distracted when she heard Eri shriek out her name."

yeah. i used to pair myself up with anime characters back when i was younger. but yeah... >_> i'm probably not making sense. *goes back to lurking*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 12, 2009, 11:03:29 PM
yeah. i used to pair myself up with anime characters back when i was younger. but yeah... >_> i'm probably not making sense. *goes back to lurking*

You're making perfect sense, I think everyone's guilty of doing that at least once or twice (including me :sweatdrop: (but no one will ever find those stories) ). It's just nature.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: chubar on October 13, 2009, 06:08:44 AM
You're making perfect sense, I think everyone's guilty of doing that at least once or twice (including me :sweatdrop: (but no one will ever find those stories) ). It's just nature.

haha. yeah. i actually leave those stories up as a reminder of where i "came" from before i become a super elitist dick. :3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on October 13, 2009, 08:27:07 AM
You're making perfect sense, I think everyone's guilty of doing that at least once or twice (including me :sweatdrop: (but no one will ever find those stories) ). It's just nature.

haha. yeah. i actually leave those stories up as a reminder of where i "came" from before i become a super elitist dick. :3

Ah yes, I remember my own origins too. XD I left them up as well, as a reminder never ever to get back to that level of crap again. XD At least we're all in agreement that the only logical way should be up. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on October 13, 2009, 04:27:18 PM
Some of my crap is actually on this site... *pokes through the archives and  :doh: * Others are under a different (and ancient) pen name.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sancho on October 20, 2009, 03:39:25 AM
I'm too shy take part on this thread (Loves to lurk as much as possible :P). But the current question is really something  :lol:.

I guess the answer depend on the writer's mood. There are times that you really want to put a new character in order to make your story unique. That character might be someone you know or even yourself. But there are times that you want to create based on the girls current situation. As long as you enjoy and satisfied on your creation, either the 2 would be fine.

* Lurk mode. On! *
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on November 08, 2009, 06:34:55 AM
Hmm out of curiousity...do you put/see yourself in the characters of any of the stories you write or read? :?

In a story like Rondo, nope, not at all. XD Well, I've never done that before, so...yeah. XD

@Chubar: My friend still does that all the time. XD I'm guilty too since I used to do the same as well.

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 08, 2009, 07:07:55 AM
Wow I was dumping stuff outta my room, and I found an old notebook from high school filled with homework details, class notes, poetry, and story ideas. And lo and behold, I found something describing exactly the nuances of the relationship between Reina and Ai in my current fic Nanchatte Renai. XD

And to think back then I didn't even know H!P existed either....:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on November 09, 2009, 07:44:22 AM
You know, after reading the last few entries in the Rant Hole thread, I'm wondering if it's possible for one to suffer from "reader's block" the way that one can suffer from "writer's block"?  I really haven't meant to be as absent from this part of the board as I have been recently. I did manage to go on a bit of a reading/commenting spree a little over a month and a half ago. There's probably a good half dozen new fics there that have popped up since then. :nervous

I don't want to say that I've fallen off the bandwagon, but it's definitely more than my original thought of just "needing a break."  One thing for sure, I didn't realize how much being able to come here when I have spare time when I'm working at a school helped me keep up to date and (more importantly) keep me from getting "backlogged" in terms of fic reading. Now that the forum is blocked on the school networks here I'm pretty much stuck with only being able to come here when I'm at home, and sadly I'm finding I don't have as much free time at home as I used to either. :(  It's like when you want to get your work done but you KNOW that there's a mountain of it waiting for you; it doesn't exactly help encourage you to get on it when you feel like you have to tackle it all at once.

I dunno, I may just have force myself to stop (or at least significantly cut back) doing the "commenting on almost every single thing that catches my attention" posts when reading the fics. It would really suck if it came down to having to do that, since I actually do enjoy it, even if the uber-epicly-long chapters in some of the fics make me go :dizzy: after getting halfway through them. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 09, 2009, 08:03:43 AM
^Somehow I think that last line was directed at me...^^;

Mhm, take your time JFC! It's ok to not comment on everything, I'm always impressed by how you manage to do that in the past lol. And yes, "reader's block" does exist. Sometimes one just doesn't have the mood to read as many things, or have their attention diverted to other pursuits (or is too busy to do it). But yeah. You're still one of us! :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on November 09, 2009, 10:54:06 AM
^Agreed.

Although I do miss you terribly here, I completely understand not being able to keep up with everything that's being updated. I, myself, have completely given up on the Hip Joint thread.  :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 09, 2009, 11:54:23 AM
^You're not the only one who has given up following that...XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on November 13, 2009, 06:12:44 AM
Might just be my tiredness combined with this headache I've got, but OI! What happened to Fimmy's and Loser87's (aka Momo) accounts? :?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on November 13, 2009, 06:37:51 AM
No idea what happened to Fimmin's account (It could be related to an issue that involves her internet blocking off JPHIP)

But for my Loser-chan, college, work, and life has made her so busy that she almost never goes on the computer anymore, so she stepped down as a mod and then took out her account. :<

Soooo that leaves me as the only mod of this section~ :0
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on November 13, 2009, 07:37:37 AM
^ What? They don't even have accounts here anymore? O_O;; Does that mean all their threads are gone? *looks a bit* I see Loser's are at least... Damn, can't even read through those great stories anymore. I love those guys, but I hate it when people take such an extreme step like that >.> especially in a place like this, where there's really no reason to actually delete your account. It makes you feel like they're trying to cut all ties with somewhere like they want no traces that they were ever involved with it or something. I guess I could possibly think of a reason for it but ehh... Still, extreme.


And oh, that completely distracted me from what else I was gonna say, which is to JFC: I'm sorry! Somehow I just now read the last few posts here. I can completely understand having issues keeping up with things now you can't do so at school/work. I've had some of the same experiences myself. Things change unfortunately. :/ I'm glad to hear you have fun doing those comments though, and of course we love 'em. :) I hope you find a way to keep your life ordered while still being able to do whatever it is you enjoy. Good luck man. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on November 14, 2009, 06:18:54 AM
^
No need to apologize dude, and thanks. One way or another, with whatever changes need to be made, things'll get sorted.


And shit, I totally forgot about Fimmy's internet issues. That bites though about Loser closing her account. Would have been nice to have her stuff archived in the Library. :(
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: redux on November 15, 2009, 11:42:05 PM
Haro haro, I thought I should post in here for what I think is the first time ever...though I could be wrong. That's beacuse I've never really stuck around here very much in the past as a lot of the people here already seem to know each other really well and me walking in would be greeted with a big "lulwut". I decided to stop being such an idiot though try and get involved here one more time, so hello.

Gutted about the other account issues right now; I'm planning on getting through a few archived fics in the next week or so and the more would certainly have been merrier.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 26, 2009, 06:16:59 PM
Ha~ Finally finished a story. XD

Now I wonder if I should do an alternate version of the story...:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on November 26, 2009, 06:51:08 PM
^Happy ending version? Or can I hope for a Takagaki version? :lol: :lol: :lol: (Fat chance, right?)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 26, 2009, 06:58:58 PM
Happy ending version. :P Yes let your TakaGaki hopes die! Die, I say!

XD

If I do go for that alternate spin, it would reveal just what went wrong the first time round, and what happened between the two that sent them down this route. So in a way....I might be righting wrongs? :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on November 26, 2009, 07:04:41 PM
Do it! :yep: And at least tell me what the hell happened to Risa. Did she just walk into the ocean or something?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 26, 2009, 07:19:12 PM
Hee~ But I'm kinda lazy. :P And I wonder if people will bother with it. :lol:

No she just became an alcoholic and never again shows up in society. Just kidding.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on November 26, 2009, 07:55:52 PM
If it's you, we'll love it. Oh well, poor Risa. She could have been completely traumatized by the whole experience and eventually turned into 'That Crazy Cat Lady' by the age of 21.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: badsaints on November 27, 2009, 12:34:14 AM
Yeah do it! Give us a less emo Ai for once, Essy :lol:

Oi you two! Stop torturing Risa any more. Oh well, it was nice knowing you Risa
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on November 27, 2009, 04:30:24 AM
^
Ok, which fic are we talkin' about here? :?


Give us a less emo Ai for once, Essy :lol:
Less emo Aichan?

By Essy?



Well, can't blame a reader for wishing for the near-impossible. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 27, 2009, 04:51:58 AM
^Hey! I can do less emo! D:

*draws circles in corner*

Well, I'll think about it. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on November 27, 2009, 05:57:05 AM
Just not recently, huh? All aboard comes to mind. That wasn't emo at all. Of course, the fact that that is the ONLY story that comes to mind doesn't say much. And your short stories don't count.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 27, 2009, 06:31:33 AM
*grumble grumble* Nobody has any faith in my ability to write a happy story. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on November 27, 2009, 06:52:26 AM
Prove us wrong!  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on November 27, 2009, 06:55:21 AM
*grumble grumble* Nobody has any faith in my ability to write a happy story. XD

I do  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on November 28, 2009, 03:56:58 AM
Prove us wrong!  :lol:
Prove us wrong! Prove us wrong! PROVE US WRONG! PROVE US WRONG!

/me pumps fist rhythmically while he continues the chant
  :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on November 28, 2009, 05:13:42 AM
>_> Bah. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on November 28, 2009, 05:14:56 AM
don't worry Estrea it will come one day
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 03, 2009, 03:30:05 PM
Wow, I'm finally back to writing a little! :twothumbs It's not much, just drabbling in a new chapter fic that I'd like to write. It won't be up for a LONG time, since I want to finish it before I begin posting. :lol:
It's kind of a weird concept, the plot of my new fic...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 05, 2009, 10:34:37 AM
^good for you!

I'm currently still internet-less at home. ;_; so sad and lonely that I haven't found much incentive to write lol...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Fenrir on December 05, 2009, 10:48:34 AM
^ Come back when you can~~~!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on December 07, 2009, 05:02:05 AM
Aww.... Essy sighting!!! We miss you ; ; I hope you get internet soon!

I understand not feeling like writing in a situation like that too. I think I'm finally starting to relax to where sometime relatively soon I might be able to start again too... Last week was crazy. XD

Plus, you gotta save me! I have to talk to Yuuchan all the time now... >____>
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Yuuyami on December 07, 2009, 07:37:43 PM
^It's not that bad talking to me! >_____>

Essy-chan ganbatte!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Comrade on December 08, 2009, 04:16:31 PM
^It's not that bad talking to me! >_____>
  :rofl: :rofl:  Nice burn, Rokun.

Come back, es.  I miss you, too.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 10, 2009, 09:57:33 AM
I'm back!!!

But it'll be a while before any updates are forthcoming. Baibee~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on December 10, 2009, 10:00:35 AM
*celebrates anyway* Essy-sama's back!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 10, 2009, 05:28:56 PM
^Yay someone cares! XD

I would write now if I didn't have work in the morning. D< Unless I go without sleep...but I'm not that suicidal. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on December 10, 2009, 11:39:25 PM
Yes, please, sleep. I just stayed up all night and I'm exhausted. Good thing it was my day off today.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 11, 2009, 06:52:51 PM
I'm back from work and my feet hurt like crazy. Lol.

I feel like I want to write but lack motivation. o_o So many comments and I still lack motivation...I think I just need conversation. :lol: And that is why people should add me on AIM? :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on December 18, 2009, 03:18:51 AM
I'm going to try to write some new stuff in the next couple of weeks....I've been gone for far too long...

NEED. TO. WRITE.

I'll try to write a one shot - to add to my thread.... I hope it'll be something other than AiLin....lol.

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on December 18, 2009, 05:28:14 AM
^Your one shots actually got me into AiLin in the first place. XD

But yes, please write again, I'll be waiting. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on December 18, 2009, 10:43:01 AM
Yes, yes, write moar please. Even AiLin is cute!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on December 18, 2009, 02:14:48 PM
More writers are always welcomed because that means that readers will have more fics to read. ^_^

And since I can't seem to write anything good at the moment I'm just lately reading other fics. But I always feel that I have to write more or update something. lol I wish the stuff I write wasn't crap. >_<
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on December 19, 2009, 07:18:07 AM
^Your writing isn't crap. XD Mine is. D:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on December 19, 2009, 09:58:32 PM
^ no..MINE is..

I can't figure how to make a good pair work..bad enough can't even finish my own :cry:

any pointers?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 19, 2009, 10:08:28 PM
^Well if you wanna hear it from me, a pair is only as good as its individual components, so you have to consider just who those individuals are and how they work singularly, and then expand that to see how they work with other people. Observation and insight is the key. :D

Basically, if you figure what kind of a person the individual is, you've taken a very important first step. It's not so much putting them in situations that you want to see them in, it's more like...opening a door into a room for them to walk in as they wish. Does that analogy make sense?

Oh and to expand the analogy, here's a short thinking/writing exercise for everyone.

Imagine a scenario you would like your character to be in. Define things like place, time, objects etc. These will be the boundaries of your "room". The next time is to think about your character. What kind of person are they? Are they prone to asking outright why things are happening, or the type to keep it within themselves? Will they make active steps to manipulate conditions to suit them, or wait for someone else to do it (or prompt others to do so)? Define these fundamental parameters and let your character into the room, the situation you created. With some practice, it'll be like programming an A.I. in writing. :D

And this is why I always take so long to write. I always set my parameters down to very fine, random details...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on December 19, 2009, 10:41:10 PM
^ sadly I have no idea now :sweatdrop: :(
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 19, 2009, 10:42:58 PM
^Um, sorry? My brain's a bit overtaxed at the moment so I'm operating on auto...it's 15 minutes away from 6am here. ^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: cool_kickin_dude on December 19, 2009, 10:51:40 PM
I meant I have no idea what youre saying...I'm really gonna need some help
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on December 19, 2009, 11:18:32 PM
you want to create a "situation" that you want your pairing to be in, and you have to place them into the personalities that you want them to have.  They must have a certain relationship between each other to have them to interact and how you put them into fic will be how you should want them to be.

Like take two girls and have them talk to each other, then create a situation for both of them

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on December 20, 2009, 03:29:22 AM
I'm not sure that's exactly what she's talking about, actually. XD
She's kind of describing how I tend to write too. It's just... perhaps a bit of an abstract way of doing it? I always tell people that I can't say exactly what's going to happen later in a story, because it depends on how the characters interact with each other. It's not that you only really "create a situation for them". Perhaps that's what happens at the beginning, such as making a setting, and maybe having some kind of history for both the setting and the characters involved, but after that it's basically just letting the characters go at it, maybe with a little guidance from you if you have some ideas of where you want things to do, but mostly just letting the characters guide themselves.

...What I mean by this, is to begin with a bit of dialog or action. Have a character comment on something involving the situation, or have one of them do something that you find interesting or might help lead toward a plot goal. After that though, just let the characters go. If there's someone else involved, how would they respond to what the first character does or says? Have them respond that way, and throw it back to the first character. As this exchange continues, eventually things will occur and happen, but it might end up in at least a bit of a different place than you began.

For example, an idea I thought of a little while ago...
Aichan has just bought a house on Fiji that really is more an expanse of ancient stone ruins than an actual "house". She'd just come off of a bad breakup with Risa, and also recently retired from the idol industry after it was discovered she had a scandalous affair with super-idol Reina Tanaka as well as ten other under-aged mistresses. She took her yacht to Fiji looking for a quiet life in the tropics to retire and disappear for a little while.

Once she gets there and buys her ruins, she makes friends with two Chinese expats named Chun and Lin, and she tries to begin her life anew... as well as discover whatever secrets might lie in her new "resting" (Rest In Peace?) grounds.

Goals I'd initially like to work toward in the story are maybe an AiLin relationship since it's intriguing with the talk about it in here recently. I'd also like them to find that there really are some hidden ancient secrets to her ruins, like it used to be an old castle built by European seafarers in the sixteenth century. She'll maybe discover new evidence of who REALLY were the first to sail around the world - like that they were really Japanese or something, forever altering what was thought about the course of history....

Anyway...

So I begin to write that. HOWEVER, as the characters interact and things develop, Aichan in her curious nature finds Chun's fascination with the bananas that can be grown on the island fascinating, and they begin to learn together what fantastic uses the "forbidden fruit" can actually be put to, and this leads yet to another illicit affair, something that Aichan tends to be prone to. Needless to say, this doesn't really help promote the AiLin dynamic I had originally been aiming for, and in fact those two may just never get together cause they might seem to work better as just friends. Or... Maybe there is still something going on with them, and that helps some drama develop with a kind of interracial love triangle in the Bermuda Triangle... er... I mean Fiji.

The point is that because of the characters' interactions as I write, it ends up in a completely different place than I originally intended relationship-wise. Also, because of the story that developed around the relationships, that became the main focus of the broader fic in general, and the whole deal about the ruins and rewriting history that I was so excited about gets put on the back-burner, if much happens with it at all. Why did this happen? Because I had a kind of setting to begin with, put the characters in it, and then pretty much set them free. That's how the story was made...

That kind of thing has actually happened in a few of the stories I've written so far XD and I'm sure they will in the future too. I think this is more what Essy was talking about... though... *looks at what he just wrote* um......... >.>
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on December 20, 2009, 06:46:06 AM
^ Holy crap, man. Ditto for me.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 20, 2009, 07:26:13 AM
I love you rokun. :heart: Thank you.

And on a sidenote: Fiji GJ! :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: JFC on December 20, 2009, 08:43:04 AM
Okay, with 2 weeks of winter break ahead of me, I (hopefully) might be able to start getting caught up on all the updates that I've missed. :nervous


That being said, to help myself get caught up, I'm most likely going to force myself to keep my comments as miminal as possible. Obviously it isn't meant to be a snipe against any of the awesome writers we have here, but considering how much there is for me to read, for me to do the massive commentary would just make things take insanely long.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 20, 2009, 08:48:46 AM
^No probs JFC, we've missed you commenting in general, but given the amount you have to catch up on, it's alright. :D Will be good to just see you be back!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on December 20, 2009, 08:53:20 AM
Yeah, can't wait! Definitely missed you here.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on December 20, 2009, 10:52:28 AM
same here :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on December 20, 2009, 02:56:45 PM
lol, crap, I go and write like two sentences and then this whole conversation comes up? Well, It is useful if I can processes it which won't be so quick. Curse my slow learning! >_< That and well I just woke up so what I read just now could be leaving my head as I write. Does that make sense? Ah, I'm so groggy!

But once I re-read what Rokun and Estrea said I should be able to understand it in no time. ^_^

From what I've read though, man writing seems hard and complicated! >_< I love/hate writing and I hate it more sometimes when I feel that my writing ability isn't improving when I work hard to become better. I could probably  be though that I'm hard on myself which I am on many things not just writing.

@JFC- It's OK if your comments aren't long. I understand that there are a lot of fics that have been posted and updated since you were away so that's fine.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on December 23, 2009, 12:49:15 AM
o.o wow that kinda helped me out too ^^; i always had these great ideas in my head, but they'd just be at a part that would've happen in the middle of the fic/oneshot..hence i never realy do much about  it and leave it at that >.<

and JFC it's understandable ^^ it's fun reading your comments XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 23, 2009, 05:51:32 AM
^Well that's what most people (and I XD) do a lot. Just jump straight in without really thinking about what's going on around the story other than what you want to happen. *cough*AA*cough* It's a fast way to run out of steam if you don't know what material have to work with, because there are going to be significant gaps in between the scenes you want to write, and the story lacks direction. I know rokun says that plot has a tendency to change while you're writing, but right off the bat you're at least going to need to know where you're trying to head towards before finding out whether that route works out or not while you're writing. Individual scenes are nice though, I figured that I should just write them out, leave them in a separate document, and see if I can ever use them someday. XD Dialogue ideas don't always appear out of thin air after all. :D

@writerjunkie: Hehe don't underestimate the power of digression. :P And yes, writing is harder than it seems! Granted, anyone who has a basic command of language can technically tell a story, hence the low barriers of entry to the world of fic writing, but to do it well requires more effort. I've been in fanfic writing for 4 years and counting (that's minus the 2 years of hiatus I took in between), and believe me, your writing will mature with you...if, of course, you go through different experiences and learn from them. Practice is one thing, but another thing is to learn what works for you and what doesn't. Finding your own voice is important in writing, though mimicking the writers you like for a beginning works while you're still picking things up. And I'm rambling so I'll stop now. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on December 23, 2009, 06:18:50 AM
^*applauds* That's good advice Essy-sama! And I know what you mean about dialogue. That's a lot harder to do than action scenes. Even just the few minutes it takes after I've thought up dialogue to the time I get it down, I forget something.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on December 23, 2009, 04:58:11 PM
Thanks for the advise Estrea I'll keep that in mind when I write.

My writing has changed and gotten better if I compare to when I was 12 since I've written and read fanfiction since that age, but it still hasn't gotten tot he standards I want. But I guess it just takes time and the best I can do is just keep writing and practicing, huh?

Though i wish inspiration came to me soon though that helps and plays a big role on my writing.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on December 23, 2009, 05:40:18 PM
^Eh, I've been reading since I was 4, but fanfiction came to me only when I was 12 too. XD Though I didn't actually start writing until I was 15 (and at a friend's instigation). At the beginning, it's best to read all sorts of things, since we can't really tell what is good or bad, but eventually you'll start spotting what you like better and what just doesn't work out. In that case, stick to the good and avoid the bad. Reading good things helps with writing more than you think. :D That might be why I don't read a lot of fanfiction nowadays, too much crap on the interwebz...

So yup, just keep working at it. You'll never really be satisfied, but hey, every little bit counts! :lol: I know I'm still not satisfied with my own standards. :P Inspiration always helps, but sometimes you just gotta buckle down and write something, anything. Not that I'm a good model for that since I always get distracted by any number of other things...^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kitami on December 25, 2009, 08:25:17 PM
^You might not be happy with what you produce Essy but I know I wish I could write like you do. Your style is just amazing to me :D Hence why you are my favorite author~ I do understand everyone has their own style but what always makes me screw up is I have so much in my head that I wish to wrote so things get too rushed and you don't get the feel of the characters like you do in your stories. That is why I stick to poetry or very short little stories  :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 26, 2009, 07:16:21 PM
^
Take your time with the writing. I can tell you from personal experience that a little extra time can make a huge difference. But perhaps I'm not the best advice-giver, considering the length of my impromptu hiatus from writing. :nervous
And I wish I could write like Essy too. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: maverickpanda on December 28, 2009, 07:29:56 AM
^ Dont worry about it kiddo.  Its been half a year since I last update. :P

Even though a month ago I said I was going to post a new chapter two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on December 31, 2009, 05:29:46 PM
One of my New Years resolutions is to get back into writing. So hopefully, 2010 will be a good year!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 05, 2010, 04:39:50 PM
Well no new year resolutions for me! Although Hammy suggested that I write more...but I rejected that suggestion. :P More is always subjective, and I bet if some of my readers had their way, I'd be locked up in my room with my laptop and have my meals shoved in through a kitty flap...if I write. >_>

Kidding. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on January 05, 2010, 11:23:36 PM
^Kitty flap? No, no, not at all. *pushes kitty flap away with foot*  :grin:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 06, 2010, 06:21:16 AM
What then, no food? D:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on January 06, 2010, 05:07:54 PM
We'll just lock you in the kitchen. Install the toilet in the corner. Don't worry! There's a curtain for privacy! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 06, 2010, 05:34:21 PM
There had better be a microwave. Me not cook very well. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on January 06, 2010, 05:47:59 PM
Sure, I can do that. Just don't try to cook popcorn in it, the damn thing's like the sun in a box. Seriously, two minutes in and the bag about burst into flames.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 06, 2010, 06:16:26 PM
Nah I don't like popcorn. XD Gimme bacon plz. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on January 06, 2010, 11:10:11 PM
XD see? once we accomidate u you'll do whatever we want~! XDD

my "resolution" is to write more too...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on January 07, 2010, 02:59:43 AM
I don't gots bacon, just baconaise, the bacon flavored spread!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 08, 2010, 08:20:25 PM
Pah, no bacon, no deal. :P

And I finally realize why so many of my stories turn out so emo. 1) Because I'm emo!

And 2) Because deep down I really don't believe in love.

Take that. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on January 08, 2010, 10:57:00 PM
EH~! from how i see u you're so~ not emo essy! plus if u didnt believe in love,woudlnt u not know how to write about it?

...idk.. maybe i'm wrong XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on January 09, 2010, 02:09:31 AM
Not believe in love? Yeah, I guess I can see that, but there's nothing wrong with a good emo story around here. Between you and hamz, it's all good to be dead and/or crying.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on January 09, 2010, 03:00:37 AM
 O.O

o.O

Don't believe in love? How...that is very strange to me. Probably because I'm a romantic kind of person, but love is such a strong feeling and a strong thing that can change anyone's life and to not believe it well...That's kind of sad. Or I think so, but that's just me. Not many people believe in true love or love at first sight anyway so it's OK. Though me with me it's a different story.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 09, 2010, 05:53:31 AM
For me, I think feelings change, people move on. Love is for the moment, and despite what everyone and their grannies try to tell you, it isn't eternal. There might have been a "once", but "forever" is kinda...vague. Nothing lasts forever. Change is the only constant, and the only thing you can't change is what has passed already. :P Although even with that you can change how you view it...

It's funny. I write about love, but I don't really feel it. I feel like I'm chasing an illusion when I write it. It's easy to be romantic, but love and romance doesn't always go hand in hand. I watch, but I don't feel involved. What is "love"? I don't really know. I know the love between friends, sometimes family, love for the world (though I despise society), but I don't really know otherwise. It's a sterile view but safe, at the same time. It's just something that doesn't happen to me. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on January 09, 2010, 04:38:23 PM
Quite deep.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on January 09, 2010, 05:15:07 PM
Well, yes love can change. It can be there once than as the days or years pass by it goes away. That's what happens with marriages to some people, but I still think that love is not gone. I guess I feel that it's still out there because I was once in love with a person and this person was not my friend or my family. Also care so much about my best friends.

I consider him my brother so that's a form of love though it isn't like a "I want to date you" kind of love. I know that if he were to just suddenly die or not be my friend anymore I would be completely sad and hurt. That has to show that I've had some feelings of love towards him for all those years of knowing him.

The feeling I had though when I was in love with someone was a nice feeling and I hope to have that feeling again with someone I love. I guess I'm not really giving up about it.

Sorry if I'm not making any sense. I'm horrible at explaining. >_<
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 09, 2010, 05:33:46 PM
Actually you do make sense, although you're not exactly replying to what I was saying. :P

It must be nice to feel love though. For me, I see and I observe, but I don't really feel it. It's like I'm watching it through a glass wall, and despite being intellectually aware of its qualities, I have never experienced it personally in an intimate way, at least not that I can clearly remember.

I might have been loved before. I might have loved before. If I ever did, I don't remember. There's a blank in my mind about this particular emotion, reduced to a bunch of facts and nothing more.

That's what I meant when I say I don't believe in love. Because for me it's not real, even though I don't deny that it might be real for other people. I might change my mind one day, but right now there's nothing that would. Because I don't feel anything at all.

Also, this is why I like the song Nanchatte Renai. :P There's one part of the chorus that I can understand very well.

なちゃって恋愛をしたとこで寂しくなるだけ
それなのにぬくもりを感じたくなる

Even though there's only loneliness after finishing with this fake love
I can still feel the warmth from it


Even if I can only see love through a glass wall, I can still pretend to understand. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: stefy on January 12, 2010, 05:36:13 PM
Why are you guys/gals talking so much about love anyways? :huhuh

LOVE IS OVERRATED!!

End. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 12, 2010, 05:39:26 PM
^Don't mind stefy, she has the emotional maturity of a 10 year old boy. Which means that she still thinks love is icky. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: stefy on January 13, 2010, 02:47:32 AM
OI! What was THAT for?!

...


But love really IS icky~ ...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on January 13, 2010, 06:02:33 AM
See! I was right! :P

Nothing wrong with telling the truth~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on January 26, 2010, 04:45:33 PM
Whatever love is, WITHOUT it, this world would be seriously messed up. Love and compassion is what pulls us through.

ANYWAYS.

I'm here because I've pretty much read every IshiYoshi thing here (or not, I might have missed something!).

I'm ready to embrace other H!P pairings now...

So, I'd like to be given some fanfic recommendations. There seems to be a lot of good ones floating around here at JPH!P, but I don't know which ones to get into. So when you do recommend, please give me a brief summary of what the story is about.

Thanks!  :love:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Saikami on January 26, 2010, 05:30:03 PM
-clears throat- Embrace ReinAi and a little TakaGaki... in Estrea's Nanchatte Renai. It's already finished up and she's writing an alternate version of it called Destiny Love, but I'll give you the plot of Nanchatte ReinAi Renai. :)

It takes place in present day, but instead of the girls being in Morning Musume, Ai and Reina are models. Both girls clearly seem to have some sort of feelings for each other, but because of past events, they do not date. Instead are just 'there' for each other, if you catch my drift. Currently, Ai is dating Niigaki, who is finally moving in with Ai...

I suck at descriptions, but I don't wanna give away too much. It's a really good read. :D

PS - Hi. I'm Essy's pimp. :pimp:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on January 28, 2010, 05:21:38 AM
Thanks for the recommendation, Sai  :thumbsup

Sounds really angsty. Just my kind of thing! Hehheee..

Off to read it.  :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: badsaints on February 12, 2010, 12:32:56 PM
This thread needs a bump :D Lets discuss a new topic...

What's your fav pairing(s) in the fanfic world & why 8)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on February 12, 2010, 07:33:38 PM
To be honest, I wish I could write more about this couple, GakiKame, because the relationship between those two is like a manzai group and it is more a joy for me to write about them as that sort of tsukkomi and boke type roles.  Although I could think both could play opposite roles if they choose to do so.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on February 12, 2010, 10:43:44 PM
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lol i agree with u, and it is true XD risa and eri always switch those roles with eachother XD suposively if risa says something dumb or that eri doesnt like, eri usualy (playfuly)slaps her XD she said it in 5 starts XD

my fave pairing if you havent guessed already is takagaki XD why?.....well they're just so awesome XD i mean they're just such a cute couple that i just cant describe it XD

idk ^^:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on February 15, 2010, 07:16:00 PM
My favorite pairing is ReinAi. XD As if that isn't obvious enough. But generally I'm good with Ai x anyone. :lol:

Why do I like ReinAi? Well...they're hot. >_> Individually and together. :P Ok shallow reasons aside, I think it's intriguing how they would work together because well...they don't fit in obvious ways like the traditional TakaGaki pairing. They're so different, but somehow they seem to get along without too much trouble. They might not understand each other, but they offer different ways of looking at things to each other. It's like different parts of a puzzle, putting them together. It's not easy to write them true to character and still let them be together, yet somehow it's very fulfilling when they go past friends and become lovers (at least in a fictional world XD). I think I like it best because it's truly challenging to make them work out properly. Too many things can go wrong for them, so...

I'm a sucker for tumultuous relationships. :D TakaGaki is really sweet and fluffy and adorable, but really boring when you put them together. They don't have the same aggressive energy that Reina adds to the equation. ReinAi might try to kill each other in an argument, but they'll probably have really really good makeup sex, if you know what I mean. :P It's more exciting that way I think. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on February 15, 2010, 08:13:04 PM
I loves me some TakaGaki. :heart: They just seem to fit so well together...in more ways than one. :twisted: Yeah, they might seem boring or "safe" but...damn, if you could get inside my mind...they get pretty reckless. XD
While they're my favorite pairing...I'm pretty open to other ones too. I do think that ReinAi is fucking sexy and GakiKame is adorable. You know, why limit yourself to one pairing when you can have TONS of awesomeness with other too? In fact, I'm a fan of TakaGaki, ReinAi, GakiKame, TanaKame, MikiAi (So hot!), FujiGaki (*drools*), TanaGaki, AiEri...you name it, I'll probably like it. XD Call me easy but really, I like nearly anyone together with anyone else.
I do have my limits though...like something totally weird and crazy probably wouldn't float my boat. :nervous
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Retro Bubble on February 16, 2010, 03:31:18 AM
Well, I've got quite a number of pairings I like, and, I'm not gonna lie, almost all of them include Aichan. (Dude! She has chemistry with pretty much any Hello!Project member in my eyes, lol.) But, of course, I've got my favorites as well.

ReinAi - Obviously. Not only do they look super hot together, but they also have some undeniably fiery chemistry with one another. I like the way they balance out each other's personality -- one spirited kitten and the other a calm tiger; now, you don't see that often with other pairings. The whole "opposites attract" thing can be applied to them as well.

AiEri - I have no idea why I like them so much, but, goshdarnit, they just look so farkin' sweet together! I'm guessing it must have something to do with the fact that I think it's absolutely adorable when someone as seemingly aloof as Aichan dotes on a person as bubbly and airheaded as Eri. That's seriously the image I have of their relationship, lol.

AiHarem - Not necessarily a pairing, but I just had to include it because I just find it A LOT of fun reading about Aichan being the object of desire of numerous girls. It's the Mr. MoonlAiT effect!

(Gosh, I'm so biased...)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on February 17, 2010, 02:37:23 PM
There's so many ReinAi-ists in this thread I'm almost afraid to jump in. I've always found 'shipping to be good fun though so... here we go. :sweatdrop:

#1 has to be TakaGaki all the way for me. I think you have to look below the layer of cute and fluffy to find the interesting aspects of this pairing. The interesting thing about them is that they make it look easy, safe and completely stable which may equate to boring to some but really, what we should realize is that "ordinary happiness" is one of the hardest things in the world to achieve. How many people out there are "simply happy" with their relationships? I don't know many or any, so it makes me think what goes on behind TakaGaki in a universe where they're together.

It's not their supposed prefection that makes me like them as a couple but the possible hidden flaws that are so much less obvious than the ones other pairings have that make them appealing. I'm a fan of the subtle, what can I say?

GAM. Who can forget the utter win that is (yes, present tense. They still win.) GAM? Do I need to explain this? I hope not. I'm not going to. I just love them.

TanaShige is another one I like though it seems to be one of the underrepresented pairings. Not surprising considering the scant glimpses we get of these two interacting but when we see it, there's definitely potential.

Have to give honourable mentions to GakiKame, KameShige, GakiShige and ReinaxMaki too.

Oh and since no one has mentioned any of the Berryz工房 or °C-ute pairings, I'll do so as well.

First has to be.... MiyaSaki (thanks to rokun). It really helps that they seem really close and thus offer lots of material to take off from. Also this is the pairing where I can see Miyabi doing the admiring first, whereas with others, I see someone falling for Miyabi first. Also, this is one of the only Captain pairings that works in my head though maybe this would change if there were actually others.

Airi and Nakky... which has never been written but gosh darn it, I want to read this. I just do. It'd be awesome and Nakky deserves some love after they rhymed her photobook with 'tacky'. Okay, so I can't really say much more than 'it'd be so cuuuuute!' but that's a good reason.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on February 17, 2010, 10:24:39 PM
OK, second attempt replying because my browser died the first time and I lost everything. T_T >_<

Lol, Nine you and your long posts, but I like to read them. ^_^ You've mentioned some interesting stuff about TakaGaki that I haven't thought about. This makes TakaGaki to me even cuter.

I like GAM too they're just really funny, cute, and other stuff I'm sure anyone can think of.

Alright, well my favorite pairing, as if it hasn't been obvious enough, is KameShige. I know that not many people like them because either they're too much of a TanaKamei fan or consider their friendship just a sisterly friendship, but I think together they're so cute and work well together. Also they're really funny too. I like that Sayu takes care of Eri and loves all the flaws about Eri such as her messy room and weirdness. As for Eri she can rely on Sayu and cares for her also. Besides, best friends can be more than best friends. ^_^

The other pairings I do like also are TakaGaki, TanaShige, GakiShige, AiEri, and there's more but I won't put a long list. lol The three pairings mentioned I like them because it isn't commonly written. I've noticed I tend to like pairings like that except for TakaGaki because they're just so cute. I think they're also a perfect match.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on February 18, 2010, 06:39:10 AM
Upon entering this H!P world, my favourite idol has always been Rika, so it's a no-brainer that my no.1 pairing would be IshiYoshi - reality or fanfic world  8)

I also have a bit of a soft spot for Charmikitty - and though IshiYoshi has to be the more awesome couple, Charmikitty just edges ahead in the hotness factor  :oops:

I've also been reading bits and pieces (one-shots, drabbles etc.) of other couples too, and my interest in them has translated to real life and I'm finding myself watching various youtube clips and catching up on some history...

I adore TakaGaki. For one thing, their adorable friendship is really something to envy... and then there's also that little bit of 'something' going on between them - you notice it every now and then. Heaps of clips I saw of them on youtube, and I just can't help but feel very strongly for them!

I also like KameShige, with similar reasons to the above... c'mon, turtle and bunny. Can't get much cuter than that  :wub:

In general, I think Ai goes with anybody. She's just that kind of person I guess.

 :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hotaru on February 28, 2010, 05:45:47 AM
@Retro: LMAO, AiHarem. XD

Uh...

JunAi-Everyone knows I love this pairing. :P I guess it's because they are so naughty together. XD (Not to be pervy here, but it's the monkey and banana lover we're talking about it.) Also, it's because I absolutely love rare pairings. :P

TanaShige-IT'S ALL HAMMY'S FAULT. And I blame it on those OPVs. They're very cute together. <3

YajiSuzu-After reading all these fics and seeing how well they interact with each other, I'm officially a YajiSuzu supporter. <3

YuriChii-After watching the "Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda"/"Ryuusei Boy" PVs, I've always liked this pairing. <3

MomoRii-I started liking them after reading a fanfic about those two. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 18, 2010, 03:14:09 PM
I always had a feeling I started getting distanced from TakaGaki because there simply was beginning to have TOO MUCH OF IT.

Seriously. 3 years ago you could barely find sight or sound of a fic for them. Now you can trip over them. Literally. They're everywhere. It's like the old Ishiyoshi/GAM phenomenon. I guess I just got...sick of it?

Besides, at the risk of sounding snobby, with the wide influx of new stories, the quality in general goes down. Fandom caters to the bottom line. I've seen it happen in way too many other fandoms, where a sudden burst of popularity results in a rush of new fics, but the overall quality drops like a rock. There are still gems out there, but eventually I just get impatient and tired of the pairing. Well, maybe I just get more picky about it now that there's more to choose from, whereas with rarer pairings you literally just have to take what you can get.

But yeah. Mini rant over. Haha. I still read TakaGaki by some of my favorite writers (in Chinese, lol), but as a whole I just don't touch the pairing much at all anymore. They're overdone. >_> It'll take something really good to get my attention now. Haha.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 18, 2010, 09:56:05 PM
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i kinda get what you mean...i mean for me, the story and how the person writes it is what get's me to love the pairing. i mean, i know my writing sucks and its not the best, but i like how my current fics and oneshots are going for my fave. pairing.
just cus you can slap takagaki or any other pairing on it doesnt mean that its all good, so for me it's still hard to find some good ones(minus yours essy,and rndy's and a whole bunch of other awesome writers on here)

....did that make sense or did i go off topic?? XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 19, 2010, 08:30:14 PM
Canon pairings. I dunno, I also see your point, but at the same time I fear having a drought of Takagaki. I remember when Ishiyoshi was my fav pairing, but it's hard to find hide nor hair of them around here anymore. Or GAM, since no one could beat OTN1's epic GAM fics, I guess I hold all GAM fics to that standard.

Much as I hate to admit it, RenAi is cute, though I'll prolly only read from a few writers I trust to get the dynamic right. Now I'm scouring for some Tanagaki, my new fav crack.

But coming back to Takagaki, there's just something about them, like they could work, but at the same time, I could see them going through a lot to make it so. I dig turmoil fics, I guess, with just enough happiness in it to give me hope.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 20, 2010, 03:54:26 AM
I'm tempted to do Ishiyoshi again some day, and do it right (at least, my version of right). It's been a while since good Ishiyoshi fics have been around.

I still like GAM, but no one beats Commie/OTN1's epic universe, so I won't aspire to that. XD

TakaGaki...I dunno...maybe I might come back to it after recovering from the overdose. Haha. I'm pretty much an Ai fan, so basically...Ai x anyone appeals to me. :P My recent favorite crack would be Ai/Aika. >_> I be working on that a widdle soon. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 20, 2010, 04:35:36 AM
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O.o you serious??? aika?!?! XDD only as a cute little sister to me dude XDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 20, 2010, 11:40:42 AM
^Reaction seconded.

i do notice that Aika is quite fascinated with Ai, but I don't think I could really see that as being more than a one sided first love type deal. Now that you mentioned it, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. ;)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on March 20, 2010, 03:04:18 PM
I'm tempted to do Ishiyoshi again some day, and do it right (at least, my version of right). It's been a while since good Ishiyoshi fics have been around.

I still like GAM, but no one beats Commie/OTN1's epic universe, so I won't aspire to that. XD

TakaGaki...I dunno...maybe I might come back to it after recovering from the overdose. Haha. I'm pretty much an Ai fan, so basically...Ai x anyone appeals to me. :P My recent favorite crack would be Ai/Aika. >_> I be working on that a widdle soon. :lol:


 :w00t:

Did Essy just say IshiYoshi and tempted to do in the same sentence???!!!

But wait, you once wrote IshiYoshi?  :shocked

I'm a new reader, I haven't flipped back pages just yet, and I can't be bothered because I don't know what's what unless I click on every link o.o

And I've been hearing a lot about OTN1 as well, but have never seen the fics by (I'm lost).

You guys need to link me, please.

I've missed out on so much.  :nervous
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 20, 2010, 03:48:25 PM
^Yes I have written Ishiyoshi before, even though they weren't actually the main characters. XD DO NOT READ AA!!!!

As for OTN1's epicness, see here: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0)

All the GAM love you'll ever need in this lifetime...right there. :lol: Have fun!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 20, 2010, 05:46:18 PM
^wait, if GAM wasnt the main characters in AA,then who were?!?! XDD i think u shoul update that btw~ XDD lol but im sure your bussy^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 21, 2010, 12:21:42 AM
Omg, if AA was updated again after this long, you know what that means, right? Takagaki! :rofl: Besides, there's also Nocturne and Gegenshein (?) AND Destiny Love. But we shouldn't try to put undue pressure on our Essy-sama, so geez guys, lay off. :roll: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 21, 2010, 01:59:52 AM
Thanks for sticking up for me, rndy. :lol:

And yes I am busy, and office work is making me totally unmotivated to write. >_< I want to kick back and relax, but the thought of impending work keeps me on my toes and I can't relax enough to write. :/ Pah.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 21, 2010, 02:18:31 AM
lol i know rndy~ i'm only kidding with the rushing~^^ hopefuly you'll get a break soon essy^^
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on March 21, 2010, 04:35:25 AM
^Yes I have written Ishiyoshi before, even though they weren't actually the main characters. XD DO NOT READ AA!!!!

Oooooooo, doesn't matter if they're main or not, I'm interested. And by striking out DO NOT READ, means you want me to read. Hai!  ;)


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As for OTN1's epicness, see here: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=11131.0)

All the GAM love you'll ever need in this lifetime...right there. :lol: Have fun!

Thanks for the link!  :thumbsup
So it was in the library section. I need to check this place out more often.

You do seem to have a few stories hanging...
But I know what's it's like. I could never finish stories because other ideas kept popping up and demanding for attention to be written!  XD
To fix that kind of problem, you really do need a truckload of willpower >.< But I'll eventually read all your stuff, Essy, and probably bug you like the others.  :grin:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 21, 2010, 10:55:37 AM
Meh, I wish I could just shut myself into a tiny room and just write. Lol. Except that food and other things would become an issue, so...*shrugs*

Ack someone else to bug me. Haha. But then again no one's been bugging me cos I've been relatively anonymous. Muahahaha. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 21, 2010, 11:54:10 AM
Lurker mode on?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on March 21, 2010, 12:23:47 PM
Meh, I wish I could just shut myself into a tiny room and just write. Lol. Except that food and other things would become an issue, so...*shrugs*

A prison cell sounds about right for you. ^__^

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Ack someone else to bug me. Haha. But then again no one's been bugging me cos I've been relatively anonymous. Muahahaha. :lol:

*psssssst*NextDestinyLoveinstallmentplease

Lurker.

 :P



I remember when Ishiyoshi was my fav pairing, but it's hard to find hide nor hair of them around here anymore.

Peace, IshiYoshi brethren. (or are you no longer an IshiYoshi fan?  :cry:)

That's true - I'm just in the process of reading all the old stuff right now. I came across your Innocence just recently too, rndm  :) I plan to read it! --- though it doesn't look complete, and seems like you have no intention of updating either. I guess with your new OTPs and all... still, I  :heart: TakaGaki too.  :thumbsup
Black and Blue is also on my reading list.
My reading list has officially become neverending.   :lol:


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But coming back to Takagaki, there's just something about them, like they could work, but at the same time, I could see them going through a lot to make it so. I dig turmoil fics, I guess, with just enough happiness in it to give me hope.

You got that right.
TakaGaki may equate to boring for some people, but then again, none of us truly know what goes behind the scenes. Only they know. And that's where our creative licence kicks into play. xD
A lot of us seem to assign them personalities anyway (at least, give them more dimension). So we can tweak them to suit our more interesting plotlines.

You like turmoil fics? Let's be friends  :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 21, 2010, 12:58:52 PM
*psssssst*NextDestinyLoveinstallmentplease

Lurker.

 :ph43r:



:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kitaoji on March 21, 2010, 05:10:58 PM
you know me for bugging you for Gegenschein, so maybe I can treat this as a side bugging project.  :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 21, 2010, 05:15:16 PM
^You know, I had an idea for Gegenschein earlier, but since you weren't around to discuss it, it snuck away again. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kitaoji on March 21, 2010, 09:46:44 PM
^You know, I had an idea for Gegenschein earlier, but since you weren't around to discuss it, it snuck away again. :lol:

 :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:

Give me some time to play in my new fandom pool for a bit, and I'll be back.  Really!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 21, 2010, 11:41:05 PM
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Peace, IshiYoshi brethren. (or are you no longer an IshiYoshi fan?  :cry: )
Ishiyoshi is THE pairing. I still get mad when I see YoMiki or YoMako, like, to me, Rika is the only suitable person for Hitomi. They're just not my number one anymore. And now that I'm thinking about it, I haven't written a good W in a while, but that one's hard to make believable nowadays.

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That's true - I'm just in the process of reading all the old stuff right now. I came across your Innocence just recently too, rndm
Oh god! *ducks head* I can't stomach that crap anymore. Why did anyone let me post that back then, I should have been mauled for even dreaming it up.

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I plan to read it! --- though it doesn't look complete, and seems like you have no intention of updating either.
It's not that I have no intention of finishing it because I've moved on from those pairings being the center of my universe, it's just that nothing can save that story. I was such an emofaq teenager.

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I guess with your new OTPs and all... still, I  :heart: TakaGaki too.  :thumbsup
Black and Blue is also on my reading list.
My reading list has officially become neverending.   :lol:
Lawls. B&B will eventually get updated, I'm just having a creative meltdown at the moment, ADD kicking in hardcore. When I do finally post, I'm going to bomb the forum and I'll put up two chapters of B&B, though I'm not promising gold and I apologize in advance for it seeming a little flat in most places.

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You got that right.
TakaGaki may equate to boring for some people, but then again, none of us truly know what goes behind the scenes. Only they know. And that's where our creative licence kicks into play. xD
A lot of us seem to assign them personalities anyway (at least, give them more dimension). So we can tweak them to suit our more interesting plotlines.

Yup, their dynamic is so interesting, I mean, they were best friends back in the day, but now that they're leading, it seems like it's so rare to get some good interaction between them. It's like, why? So I figure, they're either not that close anymore, which begs the question, what happened? or they're so close to each other that they don't need to be all honeymooning in public like little girls, which is so :wub:

And I mean that little rant in a purely platonic way. Except in fics. Because Takagaki can almost never be platonic in fics.

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You like turmoil fics? Let's be friends  :)
Yay! New friend! *handshake?*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 22, 2010, 12:06:01 AM
well if you watch the new momusu dvd mag, you can see some takagaki-ness...eventhough it involed life/death situations XDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 22, 2010, 01:31:40 PM
Can't find it where it's not private, so I guess I'll just wait until someone uploads it. :(  You know, one day, I promise I'm going to actually buy some stuff. Just, you know, as soon as I'm not broke like a joke.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 22, 2010, 04:45:16 PM
I just bought some stuff! XD I think I'll laminate and frame up my High King A4 size photo and bring it to work. That way I have something to motivate me to continue Destiny Love. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 22, 2010, 09:59:31 PM
ugh hopefuly it'll get uploaded!>.< i was lucky enough to watch it before it got privetaed >.> it kinda reckindled my takagaki love cus in one part ai just randomly says that risa would do a certian thing with her causing risa to go"o.o oh ok!" XD XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 23, 2010, 04:45:16 AM
Laminated High King poster in the office? I think that should motivate more than just yourself Essy-sama.

Ah, it got uploaded, off to download! *whoosh*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 27, 2010, 05:04:47 PM
*rolls around*

I need to stop writing the sick, painful fics and go back to fluff. Sigh...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 27, 2010, 06:12:58 PM
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hmm maybe watch some fluffy stuff like cute MM sences on youtube? maybe the megga cute-ness will draw the fluffy-ness out of u?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 28, 2010, 03:50:45 AM
I need very specific fluff to make me happy. Lol. I'm a picky person. :lol:

Quick question to everyone, what sort of story gets your attention the most? Fluff? Angst? Comedy? Or a combination? XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 28, 2010, 04:10:29 AM
sometimes certian ones sometimes a combo it depends on my mood XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on March 28, 2010, 04:19:56 PM
Ishiyoshi is THE pairing. I still get mad when I see YoMiki or YoMako, like, to me, Rika is the only suitable person for Hitomi. They're just not my number one anymore. And now that I'm thinking about it, I haven't written a good W in a while, but that one's hard to make believable nowadays.

Lol. I'm with you there. I can't accept Yossie with anybody else. But for me, Rika's good with anybody (especially Miki or Eri xD).
I haven't even read a W yet...

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Oh god! *ducks head* I can't stomach that crap anymore. Why did anyone let me post that back then, I should have been mauled for even dreaming it up.

Is it that bad?
I've come to believe that if it's IshiYoshi, bad can't be possible.

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It's not that I have no intention of finishing it because I've moved on from those pairings being the center of my universe, it's just that nothing can save that story. I was such an emofaq teenager.

I'm going to read it anyway.
And if I do need some sense of closure to be satisfied, I'm sure you at least know how it ends??  :)

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Lawls. B&B will eventually get updated, I'm just having a creative meltdown at the moment, ADD kicking in hardcore. When I do finally post, I'm going to bomb the forum and I'll put up two chapters of B&B, though I'm not promising gold and I apologize in advance for it seeming a little flat in most places.

Do you really suffer from ADD?

Gold is good but even if it's not, it doesn't matter that much. It's just fanfiction  :D

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Yup, their dynamic is so interesting, I mean, they were best friends back in the day, but now that they're leading, it seems like it's so rare to get some good interaction between them. It's like, why? So I figure, they're either not that close anymore, which begs the question, what happened? or they're so close to each other that they don't need to be all honeymooning in public like little girls, which is so :wub:

I'm going with the latter explanation  :inlove:

It kind of reminds me how IshiYoshi went up and down too - but their reasons were a bit more apparent. Tabloids in 2002.


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Yay! New friend! *handshake?*

:P *handshakes!*
See you around then, buds.

---

Quick question to everyone, what sort of story gets your attention the most? Fluff? Angst? Comedy? Or a combination? XD

A combination of everything is usually best, but that can be hard to manage...

I personally don't really mind as long as the storyline/characterisation is GOOD. Something that sucks you in.

Comedy/Fluff can be pretty damn awesome if done right...

Angst/Fluff really catches me too, as long as the 'emo' factor is justifiable and not done for the heck of it. When angst is done right, the power that it can conjure... wow.

 :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 29, 2010, 07:40:53 AM


Lol. I'm with you there. I can't accept Yossie with anybody else. But for me, Rika's good with anybody (especially Miki or Eri xD).
I haven't even read a W yet...
I've been into Charmikitty recently, they're just so wrong, yet so right, like Tanagaki,
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Is it that bad?
I've come to believe that if it's IshiYoshi, bad can't be possible.
Yes, it's that bad, I was trying to write with superficial knowledge. And it shows.

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I'm going to read it anyway.
And if I do need some sense of closure to be satisfied, I'm sure you at least know how it ends??  :)
It ends with Hangry and Angry forming, Nono getting married and having a kid, and Aibon becoming a complete disgrace to the Japanese public...
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Do you really suffer from ADD?
Yes I do, ever since I was a baby.


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I'm going with the latter explanation  :inlove:
Me too.  :wub:
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It kind of reminds me how IshiYoshi went up and down too - but their reasons were a bit more apparent. Tabloids in 2002.
I heard the rumors, but it's good to know they can still work together and they go out for drinks together.


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:P *handshakes!*
See you around then, buds.
Yay, okay!

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Quick question to everyone, what sort of story gets your attention the most? Fluff? Angst? Comedy? Or a combination? XD
Fluff in a oneshot.
FluffComedy is good, especially with certain pairings. Usually Takagaki or Kameshige. If it's Renai, then I'm all over it like white on rice! :w00t:
ComedyAngst is hard to do, I guess that would be SarcasmAngst, but if it's done believably then, yeah.
AngstFluff depends on the pairing, if I can find Takagaki, then I'm prepared to shed some tears, Renai, I'll gripe a little, but you know I'll read. Gakishige is good for that genre.
Comedy I love! Above all else, I love to laugh, so I can have no pairings at all, not even a hint, but if it makes me laugh, I'll glue myself to the screen.

Speaking of, I just reread Doki Doki and Another Day at H!P. Dude, I remember when I was waiting for updates on those stories. Highly recommend them for some craziness.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on March 29, 2010, 04:01:52 PM
*peeks out from lurker hiding spot*

I know I'm probably really late, but I'm not really a talkative person on forum unless the fanfiction section counts. lol I might as well do some delayed replying since I'm here now and decided to get some courage to post here yet again. lol

Estrea I agree with you that there is too much TakaGaki. It's everywhere to the point that it's expected in many fics and that starts to get annoying. I like fics where it's hard to know what's going to happen and who the pairing will be. So I've decided to write different pairings. I actually have a list of the pairings I want to do. lol Some of them are checked off, but others are hard for me to make. I've tried to make ReinAi as well.  :nervous

That fic isn't that good so it's just back in my notebook probably there to collect dust. That is until I can figure out how to fix it. There is one pairing though I really want to try which is Ai/Sayu. I find it really cute and interesting, but again I'm having a hard time writing it. I'll just wait for something to come. That's what I did with my AiEri fic I have now and it came out interesting.

As for what story gets me the most it would probably have to be angst since I like to read really sad stuff. I like drama also though that comes with angst, right? I do enjoy also fluff and comedy too. I enjoy laughing as well. I read any type of fic really, but I most likely go for the angst stuff first.

@rnd- Hey, I suffer with ADD too. Well, when I was a child it was HD/AD first then in my preteens it turned into ADD and now I still have it. I consider it kind of useful though. lol Sometimes anyway.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 29, 2010, 06:05:59 PM
^Mhm I agree that knowing the incoming pairing can take half the fun out of it, but I wasn't really concerned about predictability as much as quality, I suppose. I don't mind knowing what is coming, as long as it's well executed. It's a testament to the skill of the writer if he/she is able to command your interest even when their pairing cards are all laid out on the table. It's the business of the writer to re-invent the wheel, so to speak. There's no such as a completely original story, not in our time. XD

I mean, I'm pretty predictable in that everything I write insofar that it will almost always involve Ai. XD As I am also partial to ReinAi, the pairing is dominant in all my recent works, and will continue to be so until as far as my tastes change. Or unless I decide to try something different. Heh.

Ok new question, because I'm in a thinking mood. What draws you most to a fanfic? It can be more than one thing; pairing, genre (as in comedy/angst/fluff/etc), theme/setting, or anything else you can think of. I like setting these sort of questions. :D It helps me think, and I like picking the brains of you guys too. Muahahaha. :lol:

Well as for my answer to that question, I would say that pairing plays a large part to the attraction, and I would go further to add that since every pairing as their own quirks and dynamics, it is more to that particular type of dynamic that I am interested than the pairing per se; though it helps to care about the people in the pairing as well. I generally appreciate passion, and I don't mean just carnal passions. ;) I generally enjoy intense emotions, which can often lead to conflict (always fun!). Of course, it helps if the writer knows how to portray what I'm looking for. Tension can be created in conversation, even in description; though I prefer more subtle approaches. I've read some very good stories and they don't have to spell out tension for you -- it is simply there in the text without the need to say it out loud. I find that it is never enough to simply state a emotion or thought, it must be shown through, well, everything that the writer deigns to show. Personally, I'm still trying to work on that myself. I've seen fanfics that put my own work to shame, so I think I need more practice in that department. Hmm, and I need better notes too. Sigh. So much to learn!

And in conclusion, I believe I ramble too much. XD The long and short of what I meant to say can be encapsulated in one sentence, as follows:

I LIKE GOOD STORIES.

:D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 29, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
wow..that's alot to put...but i get what u mean. next to the pairing, i think that i kinda have to feel like what's going on and try to think what'll happen next. i mean i know for a fact that my stories are pretty predicatble,and i think that every story that u read is just epic and makes my thought of what will happen, be totaly the opposite XD i love those types for  some reason.

i like good stories too!! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on March 29, 2010, 10:08:11 PM
*slips out of lurk mode*

Aren't those two questions you asked basically the same, dear Essy-chan? :P You're sure being inquisitive lately. I'm not really sure I can say what brings me to a fic most. I think as I am with anything else, it just depends on a variety of factors. Pairing, who writes it, genre to an extent... Like, I might be more likely to read something in fantasy-style I suppose, though there are plenty of other things i read too.

As with Essy though, it does have to be a certain level of writing. If I open up a new story that looks intriguing cause of pairing or whatever, if the first few paragraphs aren't up to snuff I probably won't bother. No paragraph breaks? Moving on. Tons of grammar/spelling errors without enough cuteness? Moving on. Lack of imagination, creativity or detail? Moving on. Pairing I'm not crazy about (if it wasn't specified beforehand)? Moving on. Of course, that doesn't have to do with quality of story... lol. Even if it's IshiYoshi or something, if it's very well written I still might give it a go.

Of course, lately I haven't been reading much of anything... or writing... Then again, things around here have seemed pretty slow. Summer's coming up soon I guess, ne?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 30, 2010, 03:47:07 AM
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It's everyone to the point that it's expected in many fics and that starts to get annoying.
<.< >.> <.< Uh...? It's a compulsion! The voices told me to write Takagaki! :panic:

But seriously, on Essy-sama's question, I love to read. The stories that draw me in the most in real life are fantasy and space fantasy genre, believe it or not. Elves and magic? I'm there. Singing spaceships? You got me. After that it would have to be a good, hardcore action read, sans romance, because that generally ruins the type of action I like. I also like to read stories where evil prevails, even if that's more than a little bleak, but it's true, good doesn't always win over evil.

In fanfiction, I crave, more than anything, simply to read about how people can portray the girls. Granted, rokun has a point, if it's too bad grammatically or puts me to sleep reading it or the sentences don't flow, then I can't stomach it, but I'll friggin' try. Of course, I always look forward to certain writers above all others. Like if Essy or rokun update, I read their's first. Or Hammy, too, since all three update so rarely and I'm always looking forward to a new chapter because I want to see how they will spin the story, since I know from experience that whatever they put out will blow me away, either from description or pure me screaming at the ceiling in frustration. Hammykins, that one's directed at you. ;)

But ultimately, a good story, even if the grammar isn't great or the pairing's overdone, supersedes all else. Unless the pairing's Yomiki, I hate Yomiki...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on March 30, 2010, 01:51:53 PM
Estrea I agree with you that there is too much TakaGaki. It's everyone to the point that it's expected in many fics and that starts to get annoying.
Issa, you did not just say that. D: Yes, there is quite a bit of TakaGaki in fics but actually what's happened is that lately they've been regulated to being the boring, already-together background couple in Tanakame/other pairing stories. They are there but the author's efforts are obviously on the main couple so they don't get much development and are just given the usual old married couple treatment.

By fannon characterization TakaGaki are calm and stable whereas ReinAi is more often angsty and sex-filled but both when not sufficiently built upon by the writer becomes boring. It's just not as easy for angsty and sex-filled to be considered boring. In the end, it's all up to the writer.

(ugh... Firefox ate my original post so if I sound cranky it's mostly because of that and not so much about TakaGaki. ^^; )

Definitely it's all subjective and about what you personally prefer. The dynamics of the two couples are very different and so make for very different stories. Refer to my TakaGaki/ReinAi attributes chart:
(http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo337/illogicalisms/HP/shipattributes-1.png)
^Yes, I sucked that out my thumb. I just wanted a chart in my post. 8)

What I want to see is a story that actually grows the characters instead of just relying on common characterizations that already exist. This is why AU fics draw me in so much, especially the ones where they start off with the girls' early history and show their development into their personalities. Also, more rare pairings please. Basically ones that are not TanaKamei, ReinAi or even TakaGaki. And more Berryz/C-ute fic gosh darnit because there's so much potential there.

...in general though. I like long stories that have angst along the way but ultimately end happy. Oh and I guess it'd be nice if the writer can spell and capitalize.



And okaaaay... I spent way too much time on this post. Pretend I said this in like, three separate posts. v_v
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on March 30, 2010, 02:37:48 PM
that's what ur using photoshop for now??? make me some avies(and burly AIvan's XD)now! XD

plus as soon as yajiume went away so did my berryz and c-ute obestion^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on March 30, 2010, 03:14:58 PM
^ You can make awesome avvies yourself, so you don't need me to make avvies for you. :P

Ah, YajiUme. I didn't read very much of it so I didn't get too attached but since both of them are in C-ute, why your Berryz obsession too? Also, they don't have to be gone if people still write them. :) I like that fanfic-wise, the kids are still pretty 'fresh' characters. Not too much has been established as a default characteristic.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 30, 2010, 06:09:47 PM
@Kuji: You know, that chart you made makes me want to write something to totally prove you wrong. XDDDDD No offense. ^^; But I have seen really sweet ReinAi that don't fit into the majority of the attributes you've given them (often written in Chinese! hence why I lurk there). But yeah, the English fandom has its own quirks when it comes to characteristics and dynamics. It's becoming a cliche, and it's hard to break out of it.

...Though I would argue I made up a lot of the ReinAi angst cliche because of my tendency to emo everything up. :lol: I do believe I created the angsty!Ai image about two years ago. >_> My bad...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on March 30, 2010, 06:16:00 PM
@ Nine- XD Yes, I did say that. Don't hurt me! *ducks for cover* It's just what I see in my fanfics. I don't think I have much to say about you mentioning they're boring by already being together and the happily married couple. >.> I think I kind of wrote TakaGaki like that in TTCL. ^^; They are also like a side couple since TanaKamei is the main focus in that fic also.  :lol:

I don't mind angst ReinAi. It's really interesting to stir emotions up once in a while. lol nice chart Nine. Did you make it yourself to get people away from liking ReinAi?  :P

I agree with you on character growth. I like fics that focus on that as well. I also do enjoy AU fics. I used to write them a lot, but I stopped and settled for fics that are realistic. I enjoy rare pairings as well, though I'm not a Berryz C-ute fan. So I won't read fics like those and well I did try to write one before. ^^; It wasn't that good since I don't know them that well so I stopped with that. 

@rnd- lol don't worry about the TakaGaki fics you write. I still enjoy reading them. ^_^ Also, the way you write them I like it. I just don't like how new writers pull out TakaGaki probably just to get readers.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Kuji on March 30, 2010, 07:19:40 PM
@Estrea: Go with that feeling! :thumbup *cough* Then again, that the proof has to be created says something. Objection to falsified evidence! :lol: I did put below the chart that I pulled it out my thumb though, I really just wanted to make a chart. I thought it'd be funny. o.o; Besides, for every rule there is an exception, so I like to believe that very few things are absolute but to have to qualify every statement with "except..." would make my posts very long... and I'm sure you'll agree that they're long enough as it is.

Ah you make me feel ashamed to be Chinese since my reading ability in that language sucks. v_v *stares at Chinese textbook* Dusty. But yes, English forum, English based nonsense chart. That's the way I roll. :P Oh but yes, cliches. Bad!

As for the invention of angsty!Ai... she would have happened anyhow. It's in the nature of fic writers to make characters angst. XD People write angsty!Pikachu.

@Issa: I shall quote myself in answer:
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Definitely it's all subjective and about what you personally prefer. The dynamics of the two couples are very different and so make for very different stories.
So, no trying to get people away from liking ReinAi. People like what they like. It's cool. :D (but yes! I made it myself and I'm sort of proud it looks decent. rofl.)

The usual, common, prevalent, oft-seen and usual attributes of the two pairings are very different was my point. Not that one can't be fluffy and one can't be angsty. ...I knew I shouldn't have maxed out any of the attributes. :doh: Or I should have put numbers in... so people can see that it's not 100% angst/domestic bliss but a value... of which it can go over but the chart won't show if it does. Overflow.

Okay. I'm done.
/ramble

...but maybe I'll update my chart. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on March 30, 2010, 08:10:13 PM
@Kuji: Angst!Pikachu?! Augh. XD The horror of that...

I've observed interesting things about both ReinAi and TakaGaki in common: in both cases, Ai rarely talks about herself. XD We get the impression that Risa talks to Ai (and Ai doesn't pay attention :lol: ), and while Ai talks about stuff that interests her, she seems to no longer expect people around her to get it. XD With Reina, well, we all know Reina likes to talk (though I argue that Ai pays more attention to her). TakaGaki tends to communicate without words; ReinAi have conversations. Different modes of communication, but well...they seem to work? But in both cases Ai rarely seems to reach out; she reacts instead of initiating...it's hard to explain. She interacts differently, that's for sure.

You can tell I'm an Ai!geek. :lol: I also find it fascinating that she randomly calls up Ayaya to talk about things and confide in her. Maybe someone should write an Ai/Aya?! *looks around shiftily*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on March 30, 2010, 08:51:48 PM
^Well, you brought it up, so it's only fair to give you dibs XD. Though I could swear I saw an Ai/Aya around here somewhere, maybe in  oneshot.

@Junkie-chan- Aww, thanks, makes me feels better about my obsession fandom. Also makes me not want to abandon all Takgaki stories I've thought up. Maybe we need an AIvan fic?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on April 03, 2010, 02:34:52 PM
I've been into Charmikitty recently, they're just so wrong, yet so right, like Tanagaki,

Tanagaki? I haven't read that one yet! Still got a lot to read here at  :jphip:

Charmikitty is a pairing that has really interesting because of the conflicting personalities. I love reading about them, almost as much as IshiYoshi.  :heart:


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Yes I do, ever since I was a baby.

Do you find it hard to get chapters written, then? I'd imagine so... but everybody's pace is different  I guess. I'm just a regular kid and I still have so many problems with sitting down long enough to get something decent written  :nervous


I don't mind knowing what is coming, as long as it's well executed....... there's no such as a completely original story, not in our time. XD

Agreed. And to be honest, I've come to not expect much originality from fanfiction (I come from a Winglin stance here  XD). I don't place my expectations high for anything actually. So when I come across a really good fic, I feel quite surprised and inspired. ^__^

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What draws you most to a fanfic? It can be more than one thing; pairing, genre (as in comedy/angst/fluff/etc), theme/setting, or anything else you can think of.

For me, the storyline and characterisation rule supreme. As long as those two elements are delivered effectively, the fic can involve anybody for all I care.

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I would go further to add that since every pairing as their own quirks and dynamics, it is more to that particular type of dynamic that I am interested than the pairing per se; though it helps to care about the people in the pairing as well.

For sure! I think how the author portrays these personalities is VERY important.

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Of course, it helps if the writer knows how to portray what I'm looking for. Tension can be created in conversation, even in description;

Especially in description. Well, more than just description, I think word choice is critical. More at the end of the post...

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I find that it is never enough to simply state a emotion or thought, it must be shown through, well, everything that the writer deigns to show.

You mean the fair art of showing rather than telling? xD That's something I'm working very hard on at the moment, though the professionals tell you it's best to have a good combination of both telling and showing. I went through creative writing programs in high school because I was so in love with writing. A lot of my writing perceptions at the time completely changed... you are constantly growing all the time as a writer. There's no perfection in writing. Maybe something close to it though...


But ultimately, a good story, even if the grammar isn't great or the pairing's overdone, supersedes all else. Unless the pairing's Yomiki, I hate Yomiki...

Yup yup!
I've read a few extremely memorable fics and they were by authors who had quite messy grammar and punctuation (English was their second/third language). I didn't mind though, because their imagination was just incredible. For me, storyline... above all else.

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Now, more to do with writing itself...

A few years ago, I got some books from a friend that are 'Writing Fiction' kind of books by professional authors/editors. I got quite a lot of tips from these books... if you guys are really serious about your writing, you should check these kind of books out.

One thing that has really stuck with me is that 'less is more.' Sometimes all we need is a well-placed noun/verb to carry the meaning for us. I do feel that a lot of fanfiction writers (especially those @ the famous Soompi) tend to overuse adjectives and adverbs - these kind of words should be used moderately; they're more like the flavouring of writing. The core of the writing lies in the nouns and verbs. So nowadays, I pay MUCH more attention to these than descriptive words. Adjectives and adverbs can be really distracting because in fanfiction, they're used quite superficially. They detract from meaning rather than add to it.

E.G.
Description must be relevant to the story at hand. You need not describe the "old, scarred, rickety maple table in the foyer" when a simple "table in the foyer" will do. A string of adjectives like this - words with similar meaning and impact - doesn't create much of a mental image and may even distract the readers from your fiction world. This is irrelevant description, description for its own sake. If the table is important, then describe it in a way that shows its relevant to the sotry. The same table described as "a sentry burdened by weeks of unopened mail" becomes an object with a purpose in the household - why do they let their mail go for weeks unopened? It is up to you to guide your readers through the story's events and make sure they don't get lost in a thicket of words and images along the way.

That's one of the most useful tips I've gotten from one of the writing books (as a teenager, I thought the world revolved around adjectives and adverbs xD). The book is called "Description" from the Elements of Fiction Writing series, by Monica Wood, if anybody is interested. She doesn't write the best examples, but good enough that you can see what she's trying to get at. :D
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on April 04, 2010, 04:55:59 AM
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Do you find it hard to get chapters written, then? I'd imagine so... but everybody's pace is different  I guess. I'm just a regular kid and I still have so many problems with sitting down long enough to get something decent written

Sometimes. ADD/ADHD isn't necessarily about a lack of focus, because sometimes, I can sit down and write for hours on end. But at the same time, when I'm tired of something, I just can't get interested in it. I'm the type of person who can listen to one song on repeat for eight hours a day for a week straight and then just drop it and not listen to it again for a year. I also tend to focus too much on something that catches my attention at the time, like seriously obsess, but I guess I just said that. I guess the easiest way to say it is that I'm fickle.





You know, I might have to look into some of those books, I'm probably in need of some hardcore advice. :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on April 04, 2010, 05:12:51 AM
Beecubed-so in short i guess you mean simple's best? cus that's all i can do XD

rndy-realy, is that why u got distracted for what u sent me? ur fickle-ness?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on April 04, 2010, 05:15:31 AM
^Yes, that's why. Also why B&B is taking so long. I actually think I did pretty good, I wrote 200 pages before my ADD kicked in.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kuro_808 on April 19, 2010, 11:54:18 AM
sorry for the late reply....

^ I really don't have the ADD, but more like efficient writing, I have the ideas laid out, play off the ideas and write it out one chapter at a time, as I go along or one-shots, I have been trying to seek what is out there to do especially my stories have been kinda stale as I keep with a lot of the similar themes and haven't had the time to match music with storyline, and I try to stay away from movies as it doesn't appeal to me.  I think I just take it on and leave it that way as how I believe people see it.  So, it maybe unconventional but that is how I am beginning to work
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on April 19, 2010, 01:49:39 PM
^
^

Rnd- ADD is a real pain in the ass because it can stop anyone from completing things or doing things also. For me it's that and also it makes it hard for me to concentrate when talking to others. It can be beaten though you just have to be stronger against it. That's what I do when I'm in my classes during lectures. I refuse to take meds for it, because who knows what those things can do to you. O.O Oh, did you also try just writing few a sentences for B&B's new chapter? It may not seem like anything right now, but every word and sentence helps and builds up. Who knows, maybe while you're writing a sentence one day you can end up writing half a page after from sudden inspiration. I've had that happened to me.

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on April 19, 2010, 05:40:03 PM
Yeah, I've tried just sitting down and writing just a few sentences, but it takes so long to do and it leaves me feeling unaccomplished. Besides, I don't want writing to feel like pulling teeth. Its my hobby, my escape, I don't want to associate it with bad feelings. Occasionally, when I'm not really writing anything, I'll go through my unfinished stories and reread them to see if I feel like adding anything. Sometimes I can get a few paragraphs written, other times, nothing, but I have a lot to choose from so I usually get something done. *shrug*

As for paying attention in class, yeah, I'm hopeless, I always failed my core classes except English because I found them too boring and tedious to hold my attention. I'm preparing to start college in the summer, though, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the short time span will keep me interested. Start off small, start off small.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on May 11, 2010, 04:21:35 PM
I found the cure to writer's block. :O

Well, for me anyway.

Just write. Don't overthink it. I used to spend so much time framing how I wanted a chapter done, that I never actually got down to writing it. :lol: The most difficult part for me has always been the first few words. I found that if I just jumped in and started writing, I could always go back and fix the beginning again later. :) That's why I've been able to update consistently for the last few days. I just went and did it, because I can!

It also helps that the chapters I'm writing are relatively short (2000 words on average is peanuts for me....). No more than 2-3 hours of more or less steady writing, plus time for revisions and the like. It's easy to be efficient when I already thought out the process a long time ago though. Haha. :P

*prances away*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on May 11, 2010, 10:12:42 PM
lol i do that alot XDDD just let it all flow and worry about everything later lol

glad to see that u defeated the writers block though
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on May 14, 2010, 09:16:42 PM
I've heard that rule quite a few times...never could actually put it into practice....lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on May 28, 2010, 01:18:47 AM
*tip-toes in*

I think my (almost) year long writer's block is S-L-O-W-L-Y ending...I gots a few ideas. Hehe...hopefully, this summer will be productive. :heart:
Because honestly, I miss being part of the fic writers. :D

*ninjas out, barely leaving a trace*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: StephanyLee on May 28, 2010, 07:48:37 AM
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The same is happening to me hehe  ^^

I been writing now and then, so i hope i could go back and write all the ideas i have it's overwhelming  :panic:

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/stephanylee/stuffs/writers-block-motivational-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on May 28, 2010, 08:39:57 AM
I have no money, no house, no job (but that should change in a couple of days), and nowhere to go.

Sorry about this, but don't hope to see any updates from me anytime soon. Stupid goddamn crisis in my life.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on May 28, 2010, 04:12:53 PM
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*pat pat* It's ok, Essy~ You update too fast for me anyway. XD I hope life works itself out for you. :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on May 29, 2010, 02:25:35 AM
aw~ essy its alright, get your personal life in the good light k? ^^ hope everything will be ok^^*hugs*

for me with writers block i usualy either wait until i get the flow again or i litsen to some music and i just start writing form the feeling of it^^;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on May 29, 2010, 07:26:36 PM
What they said. You know you have our support if you need it.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on June 04, 2010, 08:13:25 PM
I hope life will come back around in your favor Estrea - JPH!P will be here with open arms when you get back.  :jphip:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on June 27, 2010, 04:57:03 AM
Awww, Estrea... I hope you're able to pick things up again. I really gotta catch up with all the fics I'd been following, but yeah, I know I'll hit yours soon and begin craving for more. Just do whatever it takes to move forward. The best of luck, and know we're all behind you!  :love:

---

On another note, I think this has been mentioned before (I can't quite remember...), but can you guys point me to any AiMikitty fics?

I've fallen for this pairing. Hopelessly.

 :panic:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 27, 2010, 05:39:33 AM
^
Oh heck yes!!! Ai and Miki are damn hot together!!!
Anyway, I believe I have a bit of it in my one-shot thread (shameless pimping! :jphip: ), you'll have to look around though. :nervous I think my first fic is Ai/Miki, in fact...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on June 27, 2010, 05:43:47 AM
OMG kream!!!!

*runs off to look for said fic*

*runs back for a moment*

OMG you're awesome!  :wub: *squishes*

*runs off again*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 27, 2010, 05:46:40 AM
Hehe, enjoy~ :heart: I knew we'd meet again, Beecubed~ :wub:

Edit: Actually, I have a few Ai/Miki...mostly sex/lust related. XD I can tell you the titles if you need them~
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on June 27, 2010, 05:58:01 AM
Of course we'd meet again  XD
JPH!P is kind of my internet 'home' now (besides MSN of course). And I'm a bit of a fic junkie, so yeah, of course  :twothumbs

Please, ANYTHING AiMikitty, anything anything... send to me.  :oops: :wub: :inlove: :love: :heart: :bow:

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8972/photo381q.jpg)

HELL YEAH!

*apologises to IshiYoshi for the time being*

I'm totally going to catch up with all things fanfic tonight when I get back from the movies... AiMikitty at the top, for sure. :D

THANKS AGAIN KREAM! You rock  :heart:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on June 27, 2010, 06:02:47 AM
PM me your MSN and I can email you, or I can PM them to you if you want. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Naomi on June 27, 2010, 06:50:15 AM
Ah, that reminds me - after reading My Crimson Angel (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=7391.msg390090#msg390090) by Yuuyami several years ago, I've falled in love with the Ai/Yossie pairing. Are there any other fics with them? I sorta doubt it since it's not a common pairing, but I'm desperate, damnit! XD

Hmm. I haven't read any fanfics in forever. I should go do that. :ph43r:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread - WHOA BABY!! NEW!!
Post by: daigong on July 01, 2010, 10:14:43 AM
WHAT UP FANFICS HiPSTAZ!!! :jphip:

Man, I feel the love everytime I walk in here. Keep up dem awesome fics. We all know those who really wanna branch off and write fics not related to H!P ... there's the Other Fanfics (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?board=110.0). but now there's the

PERV VERSION of Other Fanfics http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?board=130.0 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?board=130.0)

Thanks lollipopgirl for bringing this to my attention! So get writing! Or if you have stories you written that don't fall in any of the categories, feel free to post them in there. I wanna see like KARA vs AKB48!! or SNSD Mutants Does Mars  :D

And check out the Logo Contest too :hipheart: (stickied!)

ALWAYS HOLLATCHABOYGIRL We are always open for suggestions and welcome your feedback!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on July 06, 2010, 06:02:44 AM
Can't seem to get my ass in gear and write....got ideas and whatnot....just can't make myself write....

Suggestions?....I've got two non-fanfic related ideas floating around, plus myriad fanfic ideas as well.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on July 06, 2010, 06:17:23 AM
adventwriter may i plz ask for a takagaki oneshort or fic?? plz??? *puppy dog eyes*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 07, 2010, 04:38:37 PM
advent, I think I have the same problem as you, atm. I have the ideas, and I kinda started to write them...but when it comes to actually sitting down and trying to write, I can't. :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on July 07, 2010, 05:47:29 PM
Bah, I just don't have the time or energy to write. Work sucks everything out of me, but I do have ideas and stuff. It's just hard to find an opportunity to sit down and focus. orz. Sorry everyone, no updates until I get my life back on track. D:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on July 07, 2010, 07:21:29 PM
aw~ essy i wish i had a magic power to make ur stressful work go away >.<
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on July 08, 2010, 04:15:19 AM
Well, it's not like I get paid to write. Haha. Maybe, some day. I'll work towards that. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on July 11, 2010, 05:52:44 AM
adventwriter may i plz ask for a takagaki oneshort or fic?? plz??? *puppy dog eyes*

I'll try to work on one....my AILIN love might be the only thing holding me back.... :lol:

May take a week or so...I've just broken through a portion of my writers block.... now I need to work on fanfics too.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on July 11, 2010, 06:07:11 AM
take ur time lol
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on July 15, 2010, 07:35:18 AM
Guess who just updated her one-shot thread? :shakeit:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on July 15, 2010, 05:27:07 PM
^Go go strawhead!!

*hears Power Rangers theme in background*

Uh.....XDDDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on July 15, 2010, 05:52:45 PM
sweet strawb3rrykream i is happy and i comentedz~ lol

XDD and essy its ok XDDD its better to have powerangers than kim possible XD

and speaking of u essy i read ur oneshot too~

could it be everyones getting insperation again???
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: adventwriter on July 22, 2010, 05:27:20 AM
All my inspiration is settling in the original fiction I'm working on

I'll go and read your oneshot update right after I finish this post Kream!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 25, 2010, 09:01:29 AM
Hmm I'm contemplating doing a reboot of one of my on-hold stories (feel free to guess which one XD) and update it to make it...cooler and with fewer potential plot holes. XD

Basically, if I do do it, I'll essentially do a rewrite of the series. Haha. I'm crazy. It pretty much means scrapping everything I've written for it and rebuilding from page one, though I'll keep the basic idea and themes.

So, thoughts anyone? It might be the only way for me to pick up stories I've left on ice for way too long...so long that I've pretty much forgotten what I've originally planned for them. Lmao.

Assuming, of course, I find time to do any kind of meaningful writing in the near future...hmm...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 25, 2010, 09:34:52 AM
hmmmm....I'm gonna base my guess solely on what I've been dying to read more of XD  Nocturne or that shiny one, Gegenschein =)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 25, 2010, 10:29:35 AM
^Lol, so people still remember those. :lol:

I actually know what I'm going to do with Nocturne though, I just need to work on the next chapter given some time. XD We'll see lol.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 25, 2010, 11:20:53 AM
Hmm....I guess I should put on my detective hat for a bit

Let's see, you've ruled out the sexy assassin story...
no comment on the shiny vampires....
the two models seem to be happily enjoying their updates....
so that leaves
The B O A T...and the sequel to the B O A T that never got written... XD
the nuns and the street fighters

Those are the biggies I can think of.  I can't fathom you attempting to redo the B O A T, that seems like it could take years XD  I'm gonna stick with the shiny vampires!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 25, 2010, 12:20:43 PM
I like how you nicknamed my stories. XDDDD

Do I have a street fighters story? I don't even remember. :O I do remember the nuns though...lol.

But you're right, it's the vampires, but THEY DON'T SHINE. *peeved about the sparkly ones* :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 25, 2010, 01:21:47 PM
lol bad joke?  sorry about the vomit inducing reference to that other vampire story  :lol:

How about  "the vampires that sit under the shiny glowy night sky" ? XD

As for the street fighters...my bad!  After much thinking, I've figured it out!  That one was actually by inDeceit.  I must be doing that annoying lumping-good-authors-together thing again... :O
oh!  but you did have that wonderful fencer apocalypse thing!  Why, I could so have been referring to that >.>;;;;  well except for the fact that it's a finished story.  minor detail   :tama-slide:

erm I'll be in the bush, telling my brain to shut up right about now.   :ph43r:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on August 25, 2010, 02:06:55 PM
Essy!!!!!!!

You must revive Gegenschein

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

I JUST managed to finish reading it yesterday night in bed, while I was sick.

 :shock:

HOLY COW!

I didn't expect it to be that good. So bloody atmospheric, and vampire Ai here is quite possibly the hottest thing I have ever read about  :mon crazyinlove:

You were building it up so well, and I'm dying to find out what happens next....

Still have a few more of your stories to catch up with.

Sukoshi's comments!  :lol: I guess the B O A T will be next on my reading list  XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on August 25, 2010, 04:45:33 PM
is B O A T all aboard? cus that the only one i can think of XDDD of course i'd want u to bering back smexy player vampire ai and smexy assasin player ai but whatever floats your boat^^ i know i'll love it either way~! i wouldn mind rereading it X3
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 25, 2010, 06:28:31 PM
Oh dear, it does seem I have to pick up Gegenschein again. Kitaoji's been on my case intermittently too. Lol. And I just reread it, so I kinda know where I was now. :lol:

Thanks for the support guys!

Sukoshi's comments!  :lol: I guess the B O A T will be next on my reading list  XD

Noooooo don't read that! I'll never update it! You'll regret it!

:P


Oh and Sukoshi? The fencer apocalypse thing has a tentative sequel in my head. XD I'm just too lazy to really work on it, since it's another big project that involves a huge cast again (me and my monster cast list...re: AA). And haha, too bad inDeceit's moved on from the fandom. :/ Pity, we could have used someone of that caliber around here. I haven't been reading any new stuff around here lately, need to see if there are any good ones around now lol. Rokun can testify to my sheer pickiness at reading though...I literally cannot read some things at all. Lmao.

That said, I've just been too busy with real life to read and write as much as I would like to. Ah well. We'll see. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: strawb3rrykream on August 26, 2010, 06:12:29 AM
I want Nocture updates!!!! :heart:

I do like Gegenschein too, even though I don't like vampires at all. >_<;; *is unpopular* :P My favorite part was Reina's fangs breaking...and Ai yanking the remaining pieces out of her mouth. XD

AA...I didn't think you'd pick that one up again. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: abok on August 26, 2010, 09:43:29 AM
i want Heartbeat Tempo update!!! :cry:

it is a very good story and i really love it....
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 26, 2010, 05:30:41 PM
Heartbeat Tempo is by Fimmy...she hasn't been around in ages. :/ I miss her too.

Is it the lump-all-good-writers-together thing at work again? XD Why me and not rokun though? :P

I want to update Nocturne too! But! *is lazy*

*runs away from anyone trying to whip me into writing*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on August 26, 2010, 05:36:47 PM
^ But didn't you write everything good that exists on this forum? ;)

I miss Heartbeat Tempo too ;___;
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 26, 2010, 05:45:35 PM
^Oh, you. Weren't you here before I was? And you're not so bad too. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 26, 2010, 09:05:57 PM
We just need Commie, Fimmy and Loser to pop in now and make a comment here and it'll be like old times.

...
...
...
 :cry:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 26, 2010, 09:40:36 PM
^ :cry:

At least we can still get Commie...the other two though... :gyaaah:
 :mon POd:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: mode107 on August 26, 2010, 10:40:47 PM
Why did Loser leave? I only realized it when I noticed she wasn't posting around the forum :(

I at least remember when FIM left. I remember her (FIM was a girl, right?) posting a tad bit of her situation at the time.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 27, 2010, 01:47:44 AM
You'd only get depressed trying to remember the reasons....let's just go back to whipping Estrea into action.  I mustn't get my own hands dirt though.  *Sukoshi hands Rokun the whip* 

go! go!   :mon fyeah:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 06:29:36 AM
Hey why me?! *flees*

*whines*
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 27, 2010, 08:42:32 AM
It must have been on my to do list today  :bingo:  Let's see...

1. Make hammy cry  -Check.
2. Pick on Estrea -Check.

*Sukoshi pats herself on the back and props up her feet* 

done and done.  :on gay:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 06:10:21 PM
^You made hammy cry? :lol: How? :P

Bah, everyone likes to pick on me. *sulks* XD

I go on strike!!!!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Comrade on August 27, 2010, 06:26:40 PM
[Insert ComComment here]

Hehe.  :P  Ahh, memories of the good old days.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 06:49:28 PM
I miss the good old days too...back when it was all in the family (sort of XD). I haven't really kept track of the newcomers, and so don't know them as well. :/ Sadness...

Well at least we still have some of the old timers around...

(jeez this sounds way too sappy :lol: )
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 27, 2010, 07:45:16 PM
It's not sappy (much XD ) to wax nostalgic! We just gotta look out for the new generations. BTW, what gen does that make us?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 07:51:20 PM
^Lol if you go waaaaay back in this thread, you'll find we've talked about this. XD I'm part of the illustrious 4th gen~ :lol:

Rokun and Commie are 2nd gen oldies. XD The only ones that still poke around here....lol.

Most of the new wave are 9th gen and recently, 10th? I know I stopped counting somewhere around our 8th gen. :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 27, 2010, 08:04:52 PM
I don't really know why but I feel like joining in randomnly  :nervous

Now what generation could I be considered, if any at all?  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 08:09:11 PM
^Good, join in so we may know you! :D

I think you'd be part of the 10th gen, or possibly a late 9th I guess. So many new faces to keep track of! I'm lost...:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 27, 2010, 08:20:29 PM
I'll just be like the beginning of the 10th or something.

Do you actually read the newer stories?  :lol:

I almost feel kinda bad for not reading your fanfics yet but I must save them for a day when I have time to just go into my reading mode.  XD
So tempting to just do it right now...  :banghead:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 08:31:00 PM
Oh, I keep looking at the number of new threads, save them for another day...keep saving...and saving...and saving...:lol:

Procrastination at its best. :P

Though in some cases I just skim through, decide that I can't read it, and then immediately put said thread on mental blacklist. XD That doesn't always happen, but every once in a while...:lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 27, 2010, 08:46:26 PM
 :cry: I'm guessing that means you haven't read mine yet. On second thought, I hope mine isn't on your blacklist... I need a scared emoticon, but since I fail at finding one... *hides in a dark corner and starts growing mushrooms*

 :thumbsup Procrastination is my specialty. I guess it's good thing for the few readers I have since I use fanfics to procrastinate on school assignments. I'll probably end up updating more as I get busier.  :sweatdrop:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 27, 2010, 09:36:37 PM
Lols, well now it's here, right?

Hmm, what would that make me? I can't remember if I started posting before or after you (or rokun or Commie XD )
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 27, 2010, 09:44:43 PM
I think you were around before me, rndm...XD I was a new kid on the block once myself, though I made a headfirst dive into the scene (and didn't smash my head open, so I guess that it all worked out :P).

@Tundra: I've skimmed yours, and don't worry, you're not on my blacklist. XD Just that the subject matter doesn't draw me as much, so I never really commented. Actually, I lurk a lot, and only comment for a few people. Lmao. Too lazy to do otherwise...heh. XD;

Forgive me?
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 27, 2010, 10:51:20 PM
I know Commie was writing before me, too.

So does that make me third gen? Or am I second gen as well?

Man, this is going to bug me until I figure it out. :lol: :lol:

You are definitely a better writer than I am, Essy-sama :wub:

Ergh, most of my stuff I just wanna delete into oblivion. I know I'm only really happy with B&B and a few one shots here and there.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on August 27, 2010, 11:00:25 PM
Aww don't feel so bad about your writing! XD

I thought Commie and I were first gen? o_O And rndm... I think you were 2nd or 3rd... Can't remember for sure though. We need to go to the official Yuuchan List for where exactly everyone is ranked. :lol:

And Tundra... glad to see you posting here :lol: And I hope you do post more for awhile! XD Who needs to do schoolwork anyway? :P We've got a bunch of procrastinating students here trying to get admitted at the last minute...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 27, 2010, 11:17:29 PM
@Estrea  :cry: Even after my  :shocked chapter? (I like refering to chapter 5 that way for some reason)
Uhhh...I don't think I have really have any other choice but to forgive you since I haven't read any of yours yet. :sweatdrop:

@rndm You can't delete your stuff into oblivion before I get to read it.  :lol:

@rokun I think I lurk a little too much... didn't even register here until I started writing.  XD I should fix my procrastination problem before I hit college though. By the way, it kind of scares me the way you predict my pairings... I should do something about that...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 27, 2010, 11:21:24 PM
^ Oh gosh, please don't *shakes head in shame* I used to write about the fourth gen all the time, when I was an emo teenager. Imagine the horror and remember, what has been seen cannot be unseen.


^^ Geez :lol: What page is that on, imma have to find it now.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread ("NEW!")
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 27, 2010, 11:24:58 PM
Essy-chan WTF xDDDD

Just kidding.

But yeah, as my Essy-chan says, Rokun and I sorta made up our own generation chart (although it was more of my doing, he just commented... xD) of the fanfic writers.

I brought up the idea since I joined when the fanfiction section was barely 2-3 pages and there were only a handful of stories out. Since then, I've watched as writers come and go and eras appear and disappear... xD.

So let me roughly divide the eras

Hodge Podge Era - The stories that started off the fanfic section were very... random... xD
Morning Musume Era - There was a huge flux of Morning Musume-member focused fics from the first half of 2006
Berryz Era - Then there was a flux of Berryz writers who joined in
Random Era - There were too many sub-eras, so I just shoved them all in here xD From massive-cast stories and fantasy, it's all here o_O
Newbie Era - What we're going through now xD For some reason, I see that a lot of the commenters/writers here haven't exactly thoroughly researched each member before posting their stories, so hence the newb-ness xD



ALRIGHT.

The time you all have been waiting for.

The generations xD.




SU-PE-SHA-RU JE-NA-RE-SHO-N RAAAABU -bricked- Sorry, just had to do that xD. But yeah, I'm doing this based on the writers, not the commentors. So if you commentors are looking to classify yourself under a generation, try to remember when you first joined and what was popular at the time and that's where you are xD... Anywho, these reports are a little biased, but at the same time, I'm someone who has actually read most, if not all, of the stories that were posted here, therefore, I have a lot of viable evidence backing me up on my decisions. I don't mean to say that my decisions are law, but it will be hard to deny anything that I've said.





First Generation
The people who started the hodge podge era of course xD. I'm unclear on who started it, but Rokun came from here~ Woo~ Others include people like OTN1, Comrade, Vikitty, Tyler_wood_2005, and Katatsumuri. In fact, I think Kata's fic "Until Then..." (Or was it " 'Til then..." ?) marked the end of the Hodge Podge era and the start of the Morning Musume Era. At the moment, I think the one fic that stood out from this generation was Morning Battle by Vikitty. (I heard that Vikitty was banned for it? What? xD)



Second Generation
These people were the influx of the Morning Musume Era. Some of the people from here are Len.chan, Lil_Hamz, Mikan, Erink, Freya, and Wordsworth. As for why they brought on the MM era, it's just 'cause most of their stories focused on Morning Musume members. Wordsworth was a bit wishywashy though because he's credited with creating the first Berryz focused fic (I think). So he doesn't really count towards the MM era, but he's still a second gennie xD.



Third Generation
There were a lot of commentors that were joining at this point xD. However, the most notorious joiners would be The Cousins duo (Saikami and me, Yuuyami) and Goosefish. We all started a pretty brief Reina Tanaka x Maki Goto revolution, but then the fourth generationers joined xD.



Fourth Generation
These people sparked up the forums with life, in my opinion xD. A lot of good fics came out of these people, so I'm sorta inclined to call it the "golden era" of fanfiction just like MM's golden age. Loser87, Estrea, Feverinducedmadness, Slave, and more are accounted in here. Also, I'd like to bring in an analogy... Much like Love Machine is Morning Musume's million dollar song, Estrea's "All Aboard" would be the equivilant. I've never seen people comment so much on a single story, nor have I seen the peoples' impetus of constantly bumping her fic so much. No other story has had that luxury of being that well-loved! Lucky you, Essy-chan~ <3

Fifth Generation
After the Berryz era, there were just... really random fanfictions o_O Anywho, the people here would be people like... Whytphyr, indeceit, raspberrygashes, Rei.Rev.07, orangesocks, etc etc xD


Sixth Generation
To be honest, not many fanfiction from these people interested me much. The only newb (at the time) who had shown promising results was Almond with the Memoir series.



Seventh Generation
This is where all the newbs around this time came in xD. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ALL AAAARRREEEEE xDDDDDD. So like Koharu, all of you seem to be pretty new in fanfiction, and I was surprised to see the diverse cast of foreigners too. I admire that they are trying hard to overcome language barriers to write over here. Anywho, the members that would fall here would be pretty much Sweeety, Peti-chan, Strawberrykr3am, and still counting xD.





But yeah, that's what we got so far~!

We seem to be escaping the newbie era and are entering an "OG era" xD. As for why I call it that, many of the OGs like Rokun (he's the only first gen that's still kickin' !) Hamz, Loser87, me, and Estrea seem to be brimming with creativity again and are consistantly updating xDDD Woo~


But yeah, there goes my little generation summary~! I hope I didn't offend people by forgetting them or anything. I just picked the more well-known names~ o___o;

Found it! I'm not here though XD XD I think because I disappeared for a while.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 27, 2010, 11:45:51 PM
^ Somebody please tell me I don't count as a newb. Oh well  :lol:

^^ You just reminded me about the picture of Tsunku from rokun's comment... I'm pretty sure I had surpressed that image in my mind and now I feel scarred again.  XD  I still plan on reading yours someday. :yep:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on August 28, 2010, 12:59:26 AM
lol i guess i am a newb XDDD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on August 28, 2010, 01:22:20 AM
^ Oh gosh, please don't *shakes head in shame* I used to write about the fourth gen all the time, when I was an emo teenager. Imagine the horror and remember, what has been seen cannot be unseen.
No wonder I didn't pay attention to you until relatively recently. :lol: Although... I don't ever remember too many stories in general for you I don't think. Seems I remember you mostly commented a lot. Maybe that's why Yuuchan didn't fit you into a generation? You could probably tell from it kinda where you fit though, knowing your own history.

@Tundra: So sorry about that pic XD but it had to be done. :yep: My guesses on your pairings, huh? I'll have to look at the fic and my comments again. :lol:

Also, those like you and kawaii don't worry about being lumped into the newbie era. :lol: If you notice rndm's quote, that list from Yuuchan was from 2 years ago in 2008. XD A lot has changed since then and I'm sure other eras have started and maybe even passed. Surely another MM era at least, as I know there have been a lot of those kind of fics. Has me wondering though if we're even beyond 10th gen... but then, Yuuchan hasn't been paying attention to the forum as much recently so I'm not sure we'll ever have it firmly established. >.>
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 28, 2010, 01:54:28 AM
lol Tundra, sorry but I'm gonna be the honest one here.  Takes out a big sharpie and labels Tundra 10th generation newbie.  You started in August 2010 XD  You can start applying for OG status in 3-4 years time =D

Kawaii beam is your senpai   :D

Let's see...as a commenter, I came around the end of first gen but I don't think I commented on anything until the start of the second gen stories.

Imagine the horror and remember, what has been seen cannot be unseen.

 :ph43r:

(Everyone look away while I talk to Estrea)  :mon geek:

Though in some cases I just skim through, decide that I can't read it, and then immediately put said thread on mental blacklist. XD

lol I'm so glad I have a friend in what I deem "snob" reading XD  lol my tolerance has gotten so low!  Must be this getting older, no time thing!  Though I think if constructive criticism actually existed here things would be....erm....... I'm not going to finish that thought :mon speechless:  You can fill in the blanks  :P

^You made hammy cry? :lol: How? :P

ah my new videos made her cry.  Yup!  They were that horrible!   :mon duh:




Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on August 28, 2010, 02:42:26 AM
lol I'm so glad I have a friend in what I deem "snob" reading XD  lol my tolerance has gotten so low!  Must be this getting older, no time thing!  Though I think if constructive criticism actually existed here things would be....erm....... I'm not going to finish that thought :mon speechless:  You can fill in the blanks  :P
So that's why you haven't been reading my stuff lately, huh? ;) :lol: Though I do appreciate constructive criticism! :D ...At least in the long term :ph43r:

Then again, I'm that type of reader as well...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on August 28, 2010, 02:58:24 AM
lol same, eventhough my writing sucks rainbow monkey butts XD i have a long way to go, but i do like to read more descriptive writing and such like rokun essy and rndy XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 28, 2010, 03:21:28 AM
lol Rokun, I love your writing but if I were to leave a comment on Berry Beautiful it would probably go like this:

Sukoshi: hmm...needs more Ai chan or even Reina.
Rokun: Get out.

With my aversion to the "kids", it just wouldn't go down well XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 28, 2010, 03:43:50 AM
@kawaii beam You're at least more experienced than me so treat me well senpai  :lol:

@Sukoshi I think that rules out the possibility of you reading my fic... But then again, Ai-chan does play an important role in mine.

Which reminds me....rokun, does it show in my fic that I don't follow MM that much? I like constructive criticism and need it since I'm new.


...The image of Tsunku prancing around is still stuck in my head.  :bleed eyes:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 28, 2010, 04:36:04 AM
Quote from: rokun
Seems I remember you mostly commented a lot. Maybe that's why Yuuchan didn't fit you into a generation? You could probably tell from it kinda where you fit though, knowing your own history.

Oh yeah, that's right. Know my own history, do I? :lol: :lol: I think I had one or two stories. Maybe I mostly had pervs. :doh: :sweatdrop:

Sooo.. Third gen? Yeah, that sounds about right... I'm satisfied now.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rokun on August 28, 2010, 05:05:51 AM
Wow this is the best discussion we've had here in ages! :D

Sukoshi: Hmm... I would never tell you to get out. XD I know how awesome a commenter you are. But perhaps you'll be excused from reading BB lol. Still, there are other MM-focused stories (like KP and City of Angels, if I ever get back to it) :lol: Um... not that I'm saying you have to read those things >.>

Tundra: Honestly, I can pretty well sense the Berryz personalities as you're writing them, but it really contrasts a bit when you were writing Ai... Being such a good friend of Miss Essy, we talk about Ai's character... a lot :lol: and I suppose I'm pretty sensitive to how she's portrayed. Same with Reina, though she's a bit crazier so... easier to write maybe? :lol: I mean you can always fit the character into the fic as well (like I do in Circle/Sword >.>), but you seem to be writing Dreams based pretty closely to their real personalities. Of course I may be wrong. :lol: That's why I asked if you're into MM as much. Just the feeling I got. Finally, you poor thing. XD

rndm: You had pervs? well... I suppose if they were 4th gen pervs, yeah I wouldn't have really paid much attention to them. :lol: (no offense lol; I just really can't read IshiYoshi-type stories)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 28, 2010, 06:01:08 AM
It's nice talking to oldies XD. Although I think I might stick out as a newbie. Do newbies have a new writer scent like a car would have a new car smell?*sniffs around* 

I think I just wasn't focusing on Ai's character that much at the time because I was going a bit like  :panic: while I was writing the explanations. Hopefully, I'll be able to get it closer to her personality when she comes back into the story. She's important after all  :lol:
By the way, I want an update for BB or Sword. That would make up for unleashing Tsunku on me. XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 28, 2010, 06:15:24 AM
Oooh so much discussion while I was asleep! XD

@Sukoshi: Yay snob reading! Rokun and I call it pure elitism...actually, there are a lot of stories that give me the ARGH NO reaction. Stefy and hamz used to have fun scarring me by forcing me to read examples of bad writing. Because I tend to spaz out and start rubbing my eyes furiously. Lmao. :lol: And awww, cheer up, hammy doesn't cry because of that. :P She cries if they're good enough to make her cry. :P

One thing about this forum, I note, is that constructive criticism doesn't exist. XD If there's nothing good to say about it, I just end up not saying anything. I find that if I'm going to criticise anything, I rather do it personally on a one-on-one basis. No need to embarrass someone publicly, and plus, not everyone is receptive to criticism anyway. Me, someone needs to criticise me, which is why I talk to rokun and others to see if there are any loopholes in stuff I'm planning. Haha. There's always room for improvement.

@Tundra: Don't worry, newbness doesn't make you a bad writer. :P It just makes you unaware of the history of the forum. :P Which...has had quite a bit of history here, since the fanfic section is like a little kingdom of its own. XD As for the newb scent, we just look at your post count and join date, and go like "ooh, newb!". :P Ok, it goes further than that. XD If your username has never popped up before in other H!P forums/sites, that marks you as newb as well (if it has been sighted before, then you're just a migrant :P).

And as for Ai's personality, I feel like I could write a whole thesis about her because I spend so much time just staring at her, thinking. XD She intrigues me like no one else, which is why all my stories have something to do with her. :lol:

And yeah, this is the best discussion this thread has had in a while. XD I hope it keeps going!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 28, 2010, 06:31:22 AM
oh! OH!  I was gonna start on KP really soon! =D  lol I think I used to read City of Angels, you know until you killed Risa off (in like chapter 1!!) and then Aika had to hang with the kids!  I might have gotta over Risa's death by now....you know after how many Hammy fics I've read XD  If you ever finish the story, I might pick it up again XD

Oh you know what you also reminded me of?  lol I almost forgot this but back in the 4th station days, I used to read IshiYoshi!  Years later it seems oddly strange XD

@Estrea:  lol I remember this!  Stefy showed me an example too!  my eyes burned XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on August 28, 2010, 06:53:58 AM
essy i'd really like to hear how u analise ai...like seriously cus there's so many odd and mysteriously cute things about her XD

....i wish i was bale to put more depth into my stuff though...i feel like it's so dry and non descriptive....i already know abou the many spelling errors XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 28, 2010, 07:20:29 AM
@Sukoshi: Try having hammy narrate those scenes. It gets better (or worse?! XD). So yeah, I couldn't get away from those two. So evil. Lmao.

I still chip in with a bit of background Ishiyoshi every once in a while in my stories. XD Because while I'm not interested enough to make them the main pairing, they're, well, around. XD

@kawaii: Don't get me started, I have to go out soon. XD Thing is, Ai has this mystery around her (comes from not having a blog), but yet she's still strangely transparent. Gamer!Ai, TakarazukaFangirl!Ai, WantsToSpeakEnglish!Ai, LikesShoppingAlone!Ai...and many many more. She's very obvious, but at the same time you don't really know her motives. o_o She's like this blank canvas you can just write on. Hence why I like her. :D As a character she has a lot of possibilities. :D

Alright, heading out. Hope to see more when I come back!
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on August 28, 2010, 07:26:46 AM
lol i see what u mean if anything...i wanna know more what u think XD the way u think about ai is so cool in ur fics XDDD pm me whenever u want to about it^^;
but i never knew she liked to shop alone XD dont forget about the giver of clothes ai XD she's been giving sayu and lin some of her shirts or dresses lately XD
and yeah her and eri are the only 2 without a blog....i'd probably understand eri though cus some things she puts make like no sense at all XD but idk why ai hasent gotten one yet...dosent she want one too? XD

i feel that that was off topic....was it? XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 28, 2010, 01:27:09 PM
I wrote Biyuuden pervs, too. :lol: Actually, mostly just them. :lol: Was there W stuff too? They are still my OTP, I don't care who's married and has kids or who dates ancient men. :lol:


You know, I've noticed what Essy-sama said about criticism is true. I usually never write (intentional, I'm a brat sometimes, sorry) criticism. If I don't have something nice to say, I just don't say it. Also my comments tend to be pretty simple if there's really nothing that needs to be questioned, at least in my mind, or I'm feeling lazy that day. :sweatdrop: I do like to comment just to show that I read, even if I have nothing to say.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 28, 2010, 02:52:25 PM
*gasps* W? *backs away from rndmnweird a little*   :mon scare:  lol just kidding

Ah yes, this is what I meant by constructive criticism doesn't exist here XD  Estrea filled in the blanks perfectly =D  As a general lesson in life, some people take constructive criticism well while the majority of us lie about it and silently feel crushed  :mon whimper:  *pats self on back for comfort*  (It's okay brain, I'll try not to insult you today :P)

We all built this place together so it's definitely a popular preference and one of our charm points.  I don't think we want to end up like a certain **-*** anyways XD  (Those blanks might be harder to fill for those that never been there)  Though I do find that place rather amusing when I'm in a certain mood XD



Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: abok on August 28, 2010, 03:20:06 PM
can someone give me a tips on how to write a good fic??? :bow:

i have finished writing my first fic "Promise" but i think i'm still lacking..... :(

can someone please help me??? :bow:

Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on August 28, 2010, 05:57:54 PM
 :mon whimper:
*Beecubed feels a little out of place...*

Damn, why couldn't I have gotten into this fandom earlier?! >.< (I've probably said this some few thousand times already xD).


Noooooo don't read that! I'll never update it! You'll regret it!

No I won't... I mean, I'm in the middle of reading it already...  :inlove:
And if you never update it, I'll just have to nudge the rest of the story from you in skeleton form and write it all up in my head for closure XD


And as for Ai's personality, I feel like I could write a whole thesis about her because I spend so much time just staring at her, thinking. XD She intrigues me like no one else, which is why all my stories have something to do with her. :lol:

 :wriggly:
A thesis on Ai would be so lovely to read... imo, she's the most interesting person to analyse out of any of the Musumes, which is exactly why I can't come to terms with people calling her boring. Um.


I wrote Biyuuden pervs, too. :lol: Actually, mostly just them. :lol:

 :shock:
Honto ni?! I haven't read a Biyuuden perv yet... but but but...
Are these some more fics you want to hide from the world, rndm?  :lol: If not, sharing is caring...  :yep:


Quote
You know, I've noticed what Essy-sama said about criticism is true. I usually never write (intentional, I'm a brat sometimes, sorry) criticism. If I don't have something nice to say, I just don't say it. Also my comments tend to be pretty simple if there's really nothing that needs to be questioned, at least in my mind, or I'm feeling lazy that day. :sweatdrop: I do like to comment just to show that I read, even if I have nothing to say.

Because giving criticism can hurt too.

I did it a little earlier on in my stay...

I know when I'm reading bad writing, but sometimes I can't help but to continue to read simply because it's about my favourite people. Sometimes I fangirl too much for my own good, when I should probably tone it down and give more useful feedback  :nervous

And then when I think I should give more criticism, I end up being the last commentator for the thread... >.< (*bows in apology to StephanyLee*).

So what to do?


can someone give me a tips on how to write a good fic??? :bow:

i have finished writing my first fic "Promise" but i think i'm still lacking..... :(

can someone please help me??? :bow:

Anybody can sit there reading all the tips in the world, but that's certainly not going to guarantee them a good story...

I haven't read anything from you yet, abok, so I can't judge at this point. But for me, as a reader, a story really works (and may consequently become something epic) because:

- It's able to maintain reader curiosity, which is no.1 priority for any writer. I think this can definitely be achieved when you raise questions early on in your story for the readers to ponder, create (interesting!) conflicts for your characters to confront, or just establish characters so awesome the readers just HAVE to read on because they want more. ^___^

- It's well written, containing just enough attention to detail, to characters, to plot and setting.

- It's somehow different (from the countless of other stories we've all waded through during our literary journeys  :P)

If you manage to fulfil each of these criterion to a decent extent, I think you've got a good story in the works.

And you don't have to have formidable grammar or vocabulary to write a good story. I mean, just check out some of the fics here on JPH!P. The writers aren't really comparable to professionals out there making the big bucks, but why have their stories been able to capture as much interest as they have? Well, I guess a lot of it has to with the fact that we love reading about our idols and all that, but I do think we can't discredit our authors - if they care about their stories, their characters and their readers enough, it'll show. :D

I hope that helps...  :sweatdrop:
I tend to ramble a lot, but hopefully it helps because I'm saying all this as a very, very keen reader.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: rndmnwierd on August 28, 2010, 07:45:33 PM
Um, if you search enough, you're bound to find my stuff, but the Word Docs have long since been lost. Some of the pervs are halfway decent. Sometimes. On Thursdays.  :lol: :lol:

Quote from: Sukoshi
*gasps* W? *backs away from rndmnweird a little*   :mon scare:  lol just kidding

Ah, yeah. I have a soft spot for my jpop cherry poppers, so to speak. :lol: :lol: Eww...
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 28, 2010, 07:47:50 PM
Aww Beecubed, it's ok. At least you got here eventually. XD

It can be hard to teach how to write better. Personally I just try to read good writing and absorb the techniques involved. I'm of the opinion that reading well breeds good writing eventually. But beecubed is right, if you care about the girls, it shows in your writing, and sometimes that's enough. I mean, everyone can obviously tell how much I worship Ai from how I write about her. XD Sincerity shows in how you write. At least technique can be learnt. Heart can't. :P

Then again, I'm very hard to please as a reader. So don't get discouraged if I'm not impressed by something. I just have ridiculously high standards. XD Most of the time I absolutely hate my own writing because I think it's absolutely horrible. :lol: I wish I was better...

*emos*..
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 28, 2010, 08:20:32 PM
@rndm XD I had to actually go back to my fic and see if you commented. For a moment, I thought my last chapter was so bad that it scared you away.  :lol: I loved W but I can't really get myself to go fangirl for the older H!P members. I totally skipped over the golden era.  :P

@Estrea You should just brainwash me with Ai videos. She's my favorite from MM but my brain doesn't want to follow MM for some reason (probably laziness  :P). I think the best writers are at least slightly emo about their works XD. It means they know they can improve and want to.

@Beecubed There are people that call Ai boring? :shocked  Now I want criticism from you just to see how bad it could be. I'm so masochistic when it comes to my writing.  :D


I'm not really in any position to give advice about writing since I think I'm the newest one on the block. Criticism really helps me grow though and I actually like when I have moments where I go  :banghead:. I need people to try to poke holes in my stories because I tend to forget about things. I agree that it really does help that we love the girls that we write about though and reading good examples helps. I feel obligated to pay respect to the oldies now. :bow:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: abok on August 28, 2010, 09:16:45 PM
@Beecubed : thanks for your advices and tips.... :bow:  i'll try my best to fulfill the criteas that you have tell me... :thumbsup read my fic "Promise" if you got the time ok..... :D i'm not sure how much you like it though.... :nervous

@Estrea : your writing is very good you know... :twothumbs i read all your fics and i love them... :heart: especially "Destiny Love"..... :D i love "Nocturne too but you dont update that anymore.... :( and i'll try to put more heart when i'm writing too...

@Tundra Wind : it doesnt matter whether you are new or not.... :D criticism will help to improve.... as for me, even if the criticism is bad, i dont really care because all the criticism will drive me to work harder.... XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 29, 2010, 03:28:57 AM
Before this goes full circle to 2008, the year of boot camps and betas, I have one suggestion.

S p e l l c h e c k e r.   Yes I know, Sukoshi's being mean here but chances are if the opening chapter to a new story is littered with errors, I'm gonna jet XD Grammar I'm willing to give leeway to but spelling..... no no no mon cheri :smhid  If it comes up underlined in red...you might want to correct it.  I don't mean you have to type your story up in a word editor but that's what copy-and-paste-after-you-are-finished-typing-in-whatever is for...or just use your browser.  Check the "check my spelling as I type" option XD  I think it's the least you can do for your readers...or at least for Sukoshi XD

Hmmm....that was rather rantish...forgive me.  brain needs food. 

*flees*

Now everyone can resume worrying about enticing plot elements and believable characters XD
 
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 29, 2010, 04:27:26 AM
The year of boot camps and betas? Care to explain to the newbie?  XD

I think my brain automatically fixes spelling errors when I'm reading fics, but I can only take so many spelling errors before my brain feels like exploding.
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: kawaii beam on August 29, 2010, 04:48:40 AM
half the time i dont even notice th spelling errors XDD i usualy am too into the story XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: writerjunkie on August 29, 2010, 05:46:51 AM
I try to check for grammar and spelling mistakes, but I still miss a bunch. >_< I have gotten a little better than what I first started off with though. I guess the only way for me to really be sure I got them all is to read my fic out loud a few times. It helps a lot with me, but I can't really read it out loud because my sisters are always home and if they heard me they would get so nosy. >_<
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 29, 2010, 06:17:48 AM
I agree with Sukoshi, grammar and spelling mistakes are a huge peeve of mine. I start backpedalling like whoa when a new story comes out littered with errors galore. Although I take it further and run even when the formatting is an issue. Huge chunk of words = NO NO. It's one thing to have long paragraphs, it's another when your entire chapter consists of one unbroken paragraph. Unless you have a very good reason for it, there's no excuse. Lol.

I guess for me, spellcheck and grammar comes naturally. I type in Wordpad, and there's no automatic spellcheck function in it, but even as I write, I would pause every few paragraphs to reread and check for errors (unless it's really late and my brain feels like mush). Then after I finish, I look it over again for any errors (though I still miss some, obviously, since I tend to write at ungodly hours when my concentration is awful XD).  Then I make a final edit as I copy and paste into the reply box for posting, since as Sukoshi pointed out, when the red lines appear, I can check and see if it's actually a mistake or just someone's name not recognized as correct spelling. XD Of course, I'm  obsessive and take it still further, because even after I edit and post, I still reread the posted version after I wake up, and then go to edit it again if I find errors (although I admit sometimes I'm too lazy to do so unless it's something that really bothers me). But that's just my way of doing things, which is why it takes so much time and energy for me to get anything posted, since I really work hard at it. I'm never going to be able to post one chapter a day with work in my life now, since I'm always dog tired when I come back, but I won't compromise on quality for speed. At least, I hope I never do so. Haha.

Spelling errors are still the easiest to fix though, since spellcheck is in Microsoft Word/OpenOffice/your browser. Grammar is just something that you have to pick up through either drilling the rules into your head (which, I think, should be done when young, after you get older it's just too hard and too damn boring to fix those rules in), or just reading stories with good grammar structure. I read novels all the time and picked up my grammatical forms from there. It comes instinctively once you've hammered it into your brain. You just know it's wrong at a glance if you read something that's not grammatical. Of course, I'm not perfect, because I tend to write on a whim at times and let my artistic sense control my grammatical one, so I can be inconsistent. No hard and fast rules for me, since a large part of my grammar appears to be self taught when writing narratives. :lol: That's why I can forgive grammar inconsistency as long as it's not too wretchedly wrong. I'm not going to crucify anyone for switching between past and present tense (unless done extremely badly and strangely, which can happen).

But enough of my ranting. Just remember: Essy is a perfectionist. :P I believe anyone can get better, including myself. Because, seriously, I need to be even better in order to satisfy my own inner critic. XD But if you're just writing for fun, well, have fun doing so! All this nitpicking is for people like me. Because if you are miserable writing, then it will show. And then why should you write in the first place?

So, my last message here would be: write with joy! :D Yes we should aim to improve, yes we should try and fix our weaknesses. But at the end of the day, we're dealing with fanfiction and the idols we love, so we should be happy in our writing. :)
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 29, 2010, 06:45:44 AM
@Tundra: that (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=16590.0) and that (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=17620.0).  boot camp and betas.  But remember it was back in 2008...  the beta thing was a good idea while the boot camp...I don't think I ever agreed with that XD

My brain also does the auto correct thing when it comes to spelling...but I notice it none the less.  I generally could care less when it's just one or two mistakes in a long chapter.  More than two per paragraph, per chapter, is pushing it XD  Back in my Uni days, I used to print my essays out and sit down with a red marker in hand and just go at it XD  Mistakes in academic writing was, and still is, not looked upon leniently.  I've been well brainwashed XD  Mistakes in fanfiction writing? Not the end of the world nor even the end of the day!  It's just still the easiest way to up the readability of a piece.  [insert Estrea's having fun while writing comment here] [insert happy face] 

:D

LOL Found this in the boot camp thread...July 2008 XD

well I'm not sure I agree with the boot camp thing either but the lovely thing about it is it's all voluntary...
...
Boot camp will certain scare off some people but I seriously hope some writers will sign up for at least a bare minimum course in say...spell checking.

Ahhahahahaha
Good grief self XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 29, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
^Lol yeah, bootcamp was just weird because stuff like that should never be shown in public. XD No one's that comfortable doing all that in public view. :P

The beta system never really worked here though...you need to build up a semi-professional relationship between writer and beta, and it can be hard sometimes...it has to be voluntary on both sides for one thing. I've only ever beta-ed for one person, and that was years ago. I've never had a beta because I would never trust someone else that much with my writing. :P I can talk about it with others, but beta? No thanks. Lol. I need to get over myself, seriously. :lol:

And Sukoshi? Your spellcheck peeve must just be really consistent. :P That's nothing to be ashamed of! XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Tundra Wind on August 29, 2010, 07:49:45 AM
My eyes are burning from skimming through the bootcamp thread. The pink and green were so bright.  :bleed eyes:

Well, this turned out to be a valuable break from reading my books. Ironically, procrastinating is actually helping me with my schoolwork right now. XD

I think I focus on the structure and flow of sentences. I can't stand it if a sentence sounds awkward. Although, I think I've been brainwashed well enough by my last 2 English teachers so that I can catch the awkward sentences in my own writing. I still think I'm going to go crazy one day while trying to figure out the right word to use in a sentence.  :banghead: Must improve my writing... Oh well, writing seems to be my new stress reliever.  :D

Sukoshi... :bow: I admire your diligence in academic writing. Does your spellcheck peeve apply to comments too?  XD

So what would the current generation be classified as? Or are we currently stuck in the newb era?  :lol:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Estrea on August 29, 2010, 07:59:29 AM
Hm, I always classified 9th gen as the Migrant Generation. XD So many people jumping over from other places...

10th gen seems to be New Faces. I haven't read enough to see any common theme at the moment, so this will have to do for now. :P
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 29, 2010, 08:11:09 AM
Sukoshi... :bow: I admire your diligence in academic writing. Does your spellcheck peeve apply to comments too?  XD

Y E S.  Very much so XD
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: StephanyLee on August 29, 2010, 09:52:35 AM
Finally decide to randomly join in here  :nervous I lurk...... a lot and maybe because is hard for me to give a decent post  :sweatdrop:

I have to REALLY like something to post anything about it or  REALLY feel like I want to reply......... no wait, it's pretty much when I feel like it, 'cause even though I really like a story I never comment and then I felt like I want to but still don't do it u.u' *disappointed of myself as well*
And also I used to read a lot of the old days, right now I haven't red much of the recent writers or new stories. I'm more of the old GAM, IshiYossie, YuukoxKei, NachixGoto (although I'm still trying to find that one but I'm pretty sure there was around o.0) and of course something non TakaGaki, TanaKame related things (I just can't stand them anymore u.u') There was good days back in 2006-2008 XD but at that point I didn't was resister here and didn't post anything at H!O (shame of me u.u')

I once got I criticism of my fic and stop writing because of that u.u'........ LOL JK!

And then when I think I should give more criticism, I end up being the last commentator for the thread... >.< (*bows in apology to StephanyLee*).
I told you no need to apologize ^^. Actually I was glad you give such a reply and just give my your point of view about it. I never got something like that and at H!O there was a person who REALLY like it and never point out the things you did, so I though I was doing well.
Is good for a writer to know what others like to read and what the readers REALLY think about the story, well at least for me was a good thing. Even though I'm not so good receiving a critic at all, I found them useful, but I guess it depends of the writer also.

Back when I first stared to write I wasn't really aware of the grammar and spelling and recently found out all the mistakes I made and there were a lot  :doh: now I'm more carefully about it. There's a HUGE difference now in the story 'cause I change a lot on it so now there are less mistakes but I'm pretty sure there're still some left 'cause event though I pay extra attention when I re-read what I write I found a mistake u.u' and on top of that I have to struggle with the fact that English is not my first language so I always have open wordReference for my spelling or a word I can't quite remember well  :sweatdrop: (and also Word make it so much easy for spelling) So when I read or re-read an old fanfic I now pay more attention to the words and the structure of the story (I made every experience an educational one LOL) oh yeah, and then I totally forget about the word in English AND in Spanish u.u'

Hm, I always classified 9th gen as the Migrant Generation. XD So many people jumping over from other places...
Great so now I'm a migrant ¬¬
I felt like I'm in Arizona. I'll be deported as well? XDDDD *I'm mexican and I have this sense of humor LOL*

*Extra checking this post for any spelling mistakes*
     
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Sukoshi on August 29, 2010, 10:07:38 AM
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NachixGoto (although I'm still trying to find that one but I'm pretty sure there was around o.0)

Yes, I do vaguely remember Nacchi x Maki XD

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and of course something non TakaGaki, TanaKame related things (I just can't stand them anymore u.u')

. . . . we are no longer on speaking terms.  :ph43r:
Title: Re: Fanfics Review / General Discussion Thread
Post by: Beecubed on August 29, 2010, 10:53:25 AM
Aww Beecubed, it's ok. At least you got here eventually. XD

I agree. Better late than never, right? But it would still have been so nice to have been around while you were writing about Vampire and Pirate Musumes. I would've had such a blast reading and commenting on those.  :P


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It can be hard to teach how to write better. Personally I just try to read good writing and absorb the techniques involved. I'm of the opinion that reading well breeds good writing eventually.

I second this.

I've compared my writing in grade 6 to my writing in Year 8, and the difference is just... mindblowing  :shocked

What really made the difference was the fact that I read SO much in grade 6. The more you read, the more accustomed you become to the way professional writers use language and create meaning. This awareness then might manifest in your own writing, or otherwise you might have to put in the extra effort to study a good piece of writing and take some time to apply and practise.


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I mean, everyone can obviously tell how much I worship Ai from how I write about her. XD

Totally  :yep:


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Then again, I'm very hard to please as a reader. So don't get discouraged if I'm not impressed by something. I just have ridiculously high standards. XD

You must not like things like Twilight then...  XD

Not that I hate Twilight that much, but I just can't get into it. And it's even worse that people are placing it on the same bookshelf with genius stuff like Harry Potter. T____T

Anyway, that makes me curious, Essy. What's a really good book to you, then?


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Most of the time I absolutely hate my own writing because I think it's absolutely horrible. :lol: I wish I was better...

I don't think you hate your own writing. You said so yourself in one of the latter posts - 'I need to get over myself' xD

So maybe your problem is that you ache and agonise over your writing so much, the process of writing and editing for you has become somewhat horrid at times.

You might be the type to read through a paragraph and think, 'Wow, I've done pretty well here...' and then loo