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29 May 2007 @ 05:24 pm
SPN pre-series John drabble for fic_variations posted there and at fandomsbitca (See, spnnewsletter? I do make fan creations as well as gazing in awe at what others do...)

Forgot to eat. Beer looked good. It's been in the fridge since the weekend and was feeling unappreciated. I'm going to be hungover at work tomorrow... joy.

Anyways - I really, really, really crave feedback. Really. I kinda... don't trust my writing. I'd like to know what people think of my writing. Don't get me wrong, I love hearing "this is great!", but more than that I love the rare gift that _amy_star recently gave me of real constructive grammatical advice and criticism. Please, if I suck, tell me what you don't like and I'll second-guess/kow-tow to it. If I disagree (which is a possibility) I'll say so!.

Good grief I sound needy... Well, I kinda am.

I know a lot of you have me friended because of the sites (be it INAP, WKA, FX, BX, DX, Sineya, WX... ooops, did I let something slip there?!) and I know some of you comment on my own fic because you feel you should... but I would really like to know what you really think. Would my time be better spent working on my web skills or my writing skills?
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on May 29th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)

Wow, can't think what got into me there other than lack of graphics which will hopefully be sorted very soon...

Fandom's meant to be fun? How come I missed that memo?
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//first slayer - mewhiskyinmind on May 29th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)

Everything is actually set to go on it apart from the layout - and posting anything will not break the layout, I swar. :)

I think you just have to learn to tune out the parts that aren't fun and focus on the parts that are. you've just managed to highlight my problems with BtVS fandom of late. It's all been about the angst and the stress and the not-fun, to the extent that I have not actually watched an episode for over a year and the only reason I've seen any of if it is because of judging over at the Art of Vidding Awards. I will stand up right now and say that even my one-week-in-four at INAP actually feels like a chore more than a joy these days and I hate that. I love BtVS, it is my first real online fandom although I flirted with others, it is the fandom against which I judge all others, and yet... it is currently disappointing me.

There, I said it. BtVS fandom is disappointing me right now because it's so intent on tearing itself apart on stupid - and ultimately pointless - differences in points of view.

It drives me insane and actually makes me dread seeing the email alerts telling me there's a new story to be validated on one of the sites.

I love this show, I have made some of the best friends I have ever had through being involved in this fandom, I hate that it is starting to feel like an obligation.

(Sorry, this is no way aimed at you personally, I just... once I got started I couldn't really stop and it kinda needed to be said.)
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: buffy behind you - mewhiskyinmind on May 29th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
There are still some bright spots in BtVS fandom that make me smile - and it's not exaggerating to say that your fic is one of those bright spots - so I'm not going anywhere. I might be expanding my horizons (*cough*Supernatural*cough*) but I'm still in this thing for the long haul.

tessarintessarin on May 30th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
I'm with invisionary whatever is the most fun is the thing to do.

I would comment more but generally confine comments to praise or spelling/typo's rather than more thematic advice always hard to know what to say to avoid toe treading or spoiling the enjoyment. That's more beta territory imho. But happy to cast my eye over anything if your are just looking to brainstorm opinions.