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15 April 2004 @ 03:05 pm
 
A question for the US folks: What's tax day? Is that when your tax declarations ( ? ) are due?


No work today, no class either unless I missed something. I could stay home, read, study, tend to triangle!fic and scific!epic or I could go downtown and do all the stuff I should have done in the last two weeks (plus getting my glasses fixed which is the only real motivation to go). In an absolutly logic-defying movement I managed to knock them off my nose and send them flying against the nearest wall when I opened a door. Bah. Bro couldn't stop laughing. He is the one who lost his glasses in the Atlantic ocean last summer. Until, I get mine fixed, I'm wearing the old geekazoid ones. :avoids mirror:


The last WaT fanfic I read was stepf's Chaos Theory which was absolutly beautifull, angsty, simple, touching and wonderfull. I am meaning to read deadlikemedaisy's Goodbye , but last night, I was in the mood for something either short or something less J/S. At heart, I'm a casefile junkie. But WaT fic at ff.net seems to be getting worse and worse. No offense to you guys, those you whose fic I've read, you rock! Athough some of you have been very quiet lately. *pokes eolivet and chili_powda.* Anyways the dismal fic hunt got me thinking.

Maybe it's the size of the fandom that makes it's ff.net section unbearable. (I distinctly recall actually finding some decent WaT fic on ff.net around this time last year).
Since you guys come from a variety of fandoms, how does this relate to your fandom(s)? Do you even bother to hunt for fic at ff.net? Why or why not? If you write fic yourself where do you usually post it?


I want anyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions, no more no less.
Ask me anything you want.

Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything! That sounds too commanding. Do whatever you want *g*
 
 
Current Mood: workingjittery and vaguely sick
 
 
 
wliberation @ livejournalwliberation on April 15th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
FF.net. It's a handy place to start, especially if you have absolutely no html skills whatsoever, but I think that exactly is the problem: because ff.net is the place where everyone "tries their wings". The result of that is a lot of bad fic by unexperienced authors who really don't know what to do with the keyboards. There are several great authors there and yes, it's a place where people come together and where one can get readers. The bad thing is that one can get lost in there so easily; either your story gets lost under the pile of others or you yourself get lost because there are simply too many stories. In smaller fandoms it's not a problem, but in fandoms such as CSI...

I've stopped using ff.net almost completely. I only check the WaT section now and then. I got so sick of screaming teenagers (thank goodness that not all teenagers are like them) who will praise you to heaven and back if you manage to type the name of their favourite character. Managing coherent sentences? Not as important, they think. Nor is, apparently, plot, characterization, originality, grammar or canon. And if you write something that is a bit unorthodox or playing with style? Hell will break loose. The people there are just too homogenic for a general archive, in my opinion. God forbid if you write a slash fic and don't "warn" about it.

Okay, sorry. I'm begin to rant again. Didn't mean to do that in your journal. Sorry. Anyway, I had three questions for you when I started writing this. Where did they go.... Ha! There you are!

1) Do you listen to radio/music in the morning before leaving to school/work?

2) Name one thing you just couldn't throw away. (It's a question. Really.)

3) What is your favourite time of year?

::goes back to fiddling with Photoshop again::