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so over the weekend i did a lot of reading of fanfics
and it reminded me that once upon a time i used to write too...

the fandom i read this weekend was Psych, and i was wondering
if anyone on my list watched that show? and if so...
would you like to read a shawn/lassiter from me?

i dunno, recently at the doctor's she asked why i didn't
write anymore. and i said "because no one cares anymore, they've all gone
so why should i write for people who aren't there?"

see, if you didn't know this already, i don't write for myself,
i write for others...because i already know the stories
that live in my head, and the only reason to write them
out is to share them.

but maybe i suck, and maybe no one wants to read them...
or maybe i'm just lazy...

anyways, anyone like psych? ^^

Date: 2009-03-03 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyonesse.livejournal.com
i know nothing about psych. i still miss yr bunny cartoons!

Date: 2009-03-03 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clary.livejournal.com
awww, hehe ^^
yeah, my pen tablet broke, so i haven't been able to draw on the comp anymore :/

Date: 2009-03-03 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xgizzardx.livejournal.com
i'd still read your stories if you wanted to share...

other reasons to write:
to craft the way you tell
to keep busy
to control peoples minds
to get rich
to get poor
to be self indulgent
because you can
...

Date: 2009-03-03 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clary.livejournal.com
hmmm, those are some reasons it's true...

that's actually good to know, since everyone just says you should write for yourself...which as you might guess, means little to me? ^^

Date: 2009-03-03 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wystii.livejournal.com
I've seen a few episodes from season one, but didn't stay with the show. I found the know-it-all main character too obnoxious to keep watching.

I would be interested to see your take on them though. I don't have to like a tv series or even know it to read it's fanfiction. Eg Highlander. I can't stand Duncan McLeod in the tv series (I saw the pilot episode and: YUK!), but I spent like 3-4 years reading the fanfic and loving it... Still wasn't enough to induce me to watch the TV series, but I still read the fanfic every once in a while.

You know I'll pretty much read anything you write - not always immediately, but eventually. ^_~

Date: 2009-03-03 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clary.livejournal.com
lol, everyone i know feels that way about the main character...
except like, me and my mom... ^^;
he's an acquired taste?

hmmm, well that's an interesting idea...usually i don't read fics for things i don't actively like or watch. do you look up the actors or characters so you know what they look like? or do you just read the fics and learn from them what the charas. look like?

hehe ^^;
well, when i write something, i'll hold you to that ;p

Date: 2009-03-04 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wystii.livejournal.com
If I can pick up a fic and read it like an original fic and enjoy it cold, then I'll look for more fics in the same universe by that author. I'm more inclined to give a new fandom a go when it's an author I'm familiar with from elsewhere. Though I have stumbled into fandoms from archives like WWOMB and RSM recs. AND! never forget cross-overs! Once I fall in love with the characters - possibly fannon versions of them - then I know I'm hooked. Where there's fic, there's usually art - whether drawn or photo manipulation as is mainly the case of TV fandoms.

Usually I have some idea of who is who - even if from watching a couple of episodes or trailers I've happened across. I'm an avid Duncan/Methos fan, but had no idea what Methos' actor looked like until my second long series into the fandom. I don't like Real Person fic so a character is just a character to me - I don't tend to associate characters with real people so, as long as I can form a strong image of the character in my mind, who represents him in the TV series is just icing on the cake.

^__^ sure! - when you write something.


Date: 2009-03-04 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clary.livejournal.com
hmm, i don't think i've ever tried doing that. but i think it's because the not knowing would frustrate me, and i'd be all "now did this happen? or is it fan imagination?"

wow...you know really this shouldn't be such a tough concept for me, since books introduce new characters and universes all the time, but for some reason the idea of trying it with fanfics is almost...like it would be too much effort?

i just can't think of a time i've read a fanfic and not known the background of it...though i know there must've been at least one?

hehe, i have to try! or else...it might fall off? er...my writing brain? lol

Date: 2009-03-04 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wystii.livejournal.com
*chuckles* It helps when you know the writer can tell a good story. Ultimately that's what I'm after - a good story and good characterisations go a long way towards telling a good story. It's a trust you have with a writer everytime you buy a new novel from a bookstore. Some writers don't live up to it, but some do! and you end up with favourite novels. ^^

I have to admit though that I seldom even vaguely consider writing in most of the fandoms I read in. When I'm reading to be entertained, I don't care as much about canon - it only becomes a factor if I decide I want to write in the fandom. Only then does the "did this actually happen ?" type questions beome relevant. And I'm so lazy when it comes to research homework.

Date: 2009-03-04 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clary.livejournal.com
ahhh, like with terry pratchett, he always makes me happy with his books, and really has yet to dissapoint me ^_^

well, again, i haven't really ventured out of the safety of fandoms i know, though you're tempting me to, heheh.
now i'm trying to ponder what fandom to read that i don't know anything about...just to try it -grin-

though, when reading fanfics, almost always i come across the dirty little bastardy part of my mind that whispers "you could write this better"
and yet i think i suck, so go figure? it's like i've got an ego, it just sits in the dark with a drink and slurs insults and everyone while remembering it's high school glory days...

in other words, i'd probably be tempted to write even in fandoms i don't know...

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