Something old, something new...

I just got an idea.  Let’s try this out, fellow fic peeps.  Post the following:

1) Something oldA blurb from one of the first fics you’ve ever written.

2) Something newA snippet from something you’re currently working on, or from the last thing you posted.

3) Something borrowed-  A scene or section of dialogue from another writer’s story.  Maybe something that inspired you or resonated with you. (Credit the writer and link to it if possible, please.)

4) Something blue- C’mon, you know you’ve written a really gut-wrenching bit of angst at some point.  Let’s hear the saddest or angstiest thing you’ve got.  Alternatively?  Tell us about the last time you described the color blue. 

Tag whoever you can think of and get to reblogging.  All fandoms/fanships welcome!


"You just did it again," he whispered, brushing a strand of hair away from her face.

And sometimes words were good too.

- I Know That Face by nevertothethird

lilamadison11 replied to your post:lilamadison11 replied to your post:nightlocktime…

massive collab fic?  what is this insanity (ie. brilliance) that intrigues me so?

Haha you know me, just one of my nutty ideas.  I’ve been wanting to do this for like four years.  But it’s shrouded in secrecy ;)

There are SO MANY talented writers on Tumblr.  It seems criminal not to take advantage of that.  My Mega Wishlist Roster of Writers includes (in no order whatsoever):

hanitjemars, nevertothethird, happilyshanghaied, ghostcat3000, mysilverylining, sleepymomma918, scandalpantsstuff, elschaafquerulousgawks, theawkwardterrier, petpluto, bryrosea, absolutelyiris, disdainfullady, marshmallowtasha, susanmichelin,​ my buddy TXQuill who I intend to drag back kicking and screaming into the world of fanfic, whoever I accidentally and unintentionally left off this list (and I apologize in advance because I know I forgot some people!!!) and really anyone else who wants to get involved.  All VM fic writers are welcome :)

So as you can see, it’s potentially rather large and involved lol.  And so I’ve been procrastinating because I’m busy, everyone else is busy, and it’s going to be complete and utter madness once it gets going.  So I’ll shoot for some time in 2015 at this point.

What's the darkest and fluffiness fic you've come across in your fandom?

For me (in the Veronica Mars Fandom):

Darkest——-Finite Erasure (aka: the fic that shall not be named)
Fluffiest——-A Life Extraordinary (aka: Never-ending story part deux)

Neither is my bag at all, because I loathe both dark!fics and directionless fluff.

The first one literally gave me nightmares. A day does not pass that I don’t wish I could unread it. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is exquisite, but OMG is it harrowing. Avoid like the plague if you have a weak stomach, run toward it like the wind if you enjoyed the Saw movies.

The latter (I know this is super-popular, so please don’t throw rotten fruit at me!) kind of felt like a huge waste of my time, because I kept waiting for the actual storyline to happen and it never did. The quality of writing is good, but the plot…it just kind of goes on endlessly forever and ever without ever building to a climax. I’m convinced that Kristen Bell will be on her deathbed and the fic will still be chugging along like it’s got nowhere to be anytime soon.

nevertothethird said:

NICE THOUGHTS CHALLENGE. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and send it to 10 of your favorite followers. But not back to me of course.

Aw, I got this from thepageoftarts too.  You guys are awesome.  This is tough though.  I’m not sure what else I can think of other than the random stuff I’ve said before.  Maybe this?  More Veronica Mars focused.  Hee.

- I’m a major fangirl of VM fanfic.  I will support you writers as much as I possibly can - with views, kudos, comments, reblogs, art, whatever.  When I can make the rewatches, I usually find that I’ll just sit back (with a smile plastered on my face) and let all the writers talk about the show, their plot bunnies, etc.  It’s by far one of the best things to do.

- I’m super passionate

- I’m very aware of being so passionate and am usually able to recognize it when it goes sideways.

- I do believe people can change, grow and become better (hence my love of the redemption arc).

- I listen to almost all music these days with the frame of reference of L/V.  Not sure how “nice” this is actually.  Maybe just more proof of #2 above.  I have literally a dozen fanart pieces in my head that center just around music.  Some probably much more successful than others.

nevertothethird said:

"I personally find L much more unlikable in CA than V? Just me?" --- Oh, I absolutely agree! Every time Veronica tries and Logan is cold to her, I just want to smack him upside the head. Because he can't get everything he wants in life but it feels like he thinks he should be able to. Kind of reads like he's a little boy, playing grown up while wearing dad's suit. He was able to pretend he was mature, but Veronica's presence in his life is making him realize he's not. So, he lashes out at her.


(cut because 99% of my followers don’t give a fuck and I want to give them minimal scrolling labor)

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nevertothethird I JUST GOT TO JANE BEING DARCY!!!

Jane is the cutest. Jane-as-Darcy is amazing. “Are you fake texting?” - “It’s super important.”


Also, I love how she broke character, how Charlotte used a line from the original text and called it “dramatizing”, and everything else.

Plus, at the end when she was apologizing and Charlotte called her a narc? Brilliant!

lilamadison11 said:

NICE THOUGHTS CHALLENGE. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and send it to 10 of your favorite followers. But not back to me of course.

I was challenged by lilamadison11 elschaaf and maggisesk and I suppose I’ve put off doing it long enough, but it’s so hard (that’s what she said). Anywhere here goes:

1. I have an amazing memory (granted a lot of it is filled with useless information that would only be helpful on some esoteric game show, but still there are tons of facts in my head).

2. I am very creative. I think outside the box (actually I’m not even sure I see the box) and dance to the music in my head.

3. I’m an excellent…baker (come on, you thought I was going to say driver, you know you did) and I would gladly bake birthday cakes for all my tumblr followers :)

4. I have a wicked sense of humor and love to laugh- I live for witty dialogue and amusing banter.

5. While I have a hard candy coating, I’m actually extremely sensitive and empathetic. I care about other people and don’t like to see them hurting. I especially don’t want to be the cause of that hurt, ever.

Okay the last step of this post is that I’m supposed to tag 10 others and I’ll do it (under protest) because like I said at the start, this is hard. Here goes: chihiro129 toastanonofmystery cainc3 neptunerising70 @dozywozy nevertothethird ellyp-me longingexpectantheart gidgetsthoughts1699 @thepageoftarts 

As always, please don’t feel that you have to do this. 

happilyshanghaied replied to your post:Finally


Thank you, thank you very much :)  This was seriously one of the most brutal blocks I’ve had in a long time.  Felt like it would never end!  I’m definitely rusty but it’s coming back to me.

nevertothethird said: Get it girl! One page at a time.

It’s so nice to be surrounded by people who GET this lol.  I think the general feeling is sort of, “I don’t see what the problem is?  Just write.”  And I’m like “ArrghhhggggbutIcan’tttttttttt!!!!”  Thank you for the encouragement!

marshmallowtasha said: My excitement knows no bounds!

Thank you!  I really hope I can pull this off lol.  There’s no LoVe interaction in this chapter, which is a bummer but necessary for plot.  There are some new characters I get to play with though, and I’ve found a way to include more Logan.