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anonymous asked:

So I noticed you write a lot of stories that change canon.... I've been thinking about writing a fic but I'm kinda nervous... and just wondered if you have tips for someone who wanted to write something like that? Anything new writers should know before I change something big? I don't want to make readers mad or anything! :o

That’s an excellent question, Nonny! I wrote a post about this last fall when I was working on Time is Still A-Flying, but I have a lot of thoughts on this topic.

There’s two stages of canon divergence, I think. There’s your point of departure–where does your story turn away from the canon storyline? And then there are the changes you make after that point. I’m guessing you’re talking more about the latter, so I’m going to focus on that. I’ll use examples from my own stories because I know why I made the choices I did.

Each change you make should affect the characters in some way. So your original point of departure sets them off in a different direction than canon took them, and the things they experience on this new path change them as people. Because they are different people, the next time your story intersects with canon, they might make different choices, which then give them more different experiences that change them even more. 

Basically, what I’m saying is that your version of the characters shouldn’t be constricted by what the canon version did. If what happened in canon doesn’t fit anymore, change it. Don’t go making big changes just because, without character motivation to back it up, but give your characters the freedom to be who they are now, not who they would have been if your entire story hadn’t happened. 

One example from Time is Not A-Flying is the Doctor’s demeanour when they meet the Daleks. The canon Doctor is, frankly, suicidal at this point. He’s lost Rose and he was already struggling to go on, and now he’s found out that he lost her for nothing. The Daleks survived, while he lost everything. 

That’s not true in an S3 rewrite with Rose. Rose is standing right beside him as he talks to the Daleks in Central Park. He’s not going to offer himself up as a sacrifice like he does in canon; it just doesn’t fit with who he is now. And yet, he needed to say something to get the Daleks to focus on him and hopefully leave the rest of the humans alone. 

“All right, so it’s my turn!” he shouted over the din. “What can I do to get you to stop attacking these people?”

The Dalek hovering over the group looked down on him, and the Doctor could almost feel its glee. “I will be the destroyer of our greatest enemy.”

“Well,” the Doctor drawled, shoving his hands into his pockets, “could we maybe discuss other options? Because frankly, I’d rather not die. Besides,” he added, “do you want to live in a world without me? I mean, what would the Daleks be without an arch enemy?”

It took me a long time to figure this scene out, because it’s so essential to the plot. But I wouldn’t leave it the way it was, and I’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on that change, because readers agree that the difference in situation lends itself to that change.

But… There are some changes I’m planning that I have to admit, I’m a little nervous about. I definitely understand where you’re coming from, Nonny. I’ve gone to @lastbluetardis, @rudennotgingr and @skyler10fic all on various occasions, asking them if they think people would hate me if I changed this thing.

For instance, I’m working on The Doctor’s Daughter segment of Forever and Never Apart right now, and a lot of the major conversations in this story are being rewritten with Rose instead of Donna. I know there will be people who feel like I’m pushing Donna to the side, and I’m nervous about the reaction that’s going to get. 

But I have to remember, this isn’t about which companion is more important. Certainly, in the canon-verse, all the companions were equally important to the Doctor when they travelled with them. In my universe, though, Rose is not a companion. She is his wife, and that does make her more important to him than anyone else he’s ever travelled with. 

It also means that conversations about their family should be between the Doctor and Rose, rather than Donna. Donna has her opinions on things and they get voiced frequently, but it makes much more sense for Rose to be the one who helps the Doctor accept Jenny as his daughter, rather than Donna. Again, it’s what makes the most sense for who the characters are now and the situation they’re in.

So, I have one final piece of advice. When you make a big change and you aren’t sure if people will like it, own it. Don’t start by apologising, or letting people see that you’re nervous. Present it like you are absolutely confident this is the best choice for this story. Most readers will be guided by your attitude. If you act like this change was questionable, they will question it. If you act like it’s the most logical choice, they will accept it.  

Some of my favorite K-Drama songs from 2016, part two.  listen here

01. Chanyeol & Punch - Stay With Me (Goblin)
02. Davichi - Forgetting You (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)
03. Yoon Mi Rae - Always (Descendants of the Sun)
04. Basick & INKII - In the Illusion (W - Two Worlds)
05. Gummy - You Are My Everything (Descendants of the Sun)
06. Taeyeon - All With You (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)
07. Crush - Beautiful (Goblin)
08. Noel - Again (Please Come Back Mister)
09. Sam Kim - Who Are You (Goblin)
10. Im Sun Hee - Will Be Back (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo)
11. Rocoberry - Console Myself (Bring it On, Ghost!)
12. SunBee - Hello (Shopping King Louis)
13. Han Hee Jung - Dreaming (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo)
14. Woo Yerin - Struggling to You (Beautiful Gong Shim)
15. SALTNPAPER - Bye, Autumn (Jealousy Incarnate)
16. Bernard Park - DIRT (Beautiful Mind)
17. Echae En Route - Uneasy Romance (Another Miss Oh)
18. Elsa Kopf - IF (One More Happy Ending)
19. Tearliner (ft. Kim Go Eun) - Attraction (Cheese in the Trap)

1170 Talents

Here’s a link to a list of 1,170 potential SHSL Talents.

In a skype chat, we figured there were 78 classes at Hope’s Peak by canon time, and if they had approximately 16 students in each class, minus the 78 SHSL Good Lucks there would be 1,170 titles. Now, it’s stated on the DR3 wiki that the SHSL Student Body President is the only one to ever share a talent. How many other talents could there possibly be?

And so, we made a list of potential ideas. Canon talents are listed at the top, and our own ideas are underneath (we forgot DR0, so those talents are somewhere among the main list).

If you’re a DR OC roleplayer, or want to make a fanstory, or just want to look at a list of cool talents for whatever reason, please feel free to use this for reference! A fun game to play is to randomize a number and make an OC with whatever talent you get. Have fun!

Publishing work is intimidating; publishing something that you’ve been working on for months, something with a heavy word count and a lot of people involved, is even scarier. You never want to be torn down for something that you’ve spent so much time on. Fortunately, this fandom is typically very encouraging.

I know how it feels to post a monster fic, and to be so excited for people to read it. It’s exhausting and nerve wrecking but most of all, it feels like relief.

With that being said, @tvshows-addict and @anhcor just released a massive fic called Where Your Heart Is. I chat with some of the people (or rather, person) working behind the scenes to help make this story come to fruition, and I know it’s been labor intensive and a lot of work for everyone involved. When a community has come together to create something this big - a community clearly filled with love and support - you know it’s something special. I haven’t read the fic yet - let’s be real, it’s 155k, unless I’m a robot, I obviously haven’t read it yet - but knowing that this fic has been in the works for months and has had so many people actively taking part in it makes me think it has to be good ;) Congrats to the writers and betas! (Now go take a nap!) xx

me: ah what a completely average day, my mood has been pretty decent all day

my brain out of literally fucking nowhere: ah yes but remember that you are actually a huge manipulative baby who has never done anything right. everyone hates you because of that, remember?

me: ah yes silly me how could i have possibly forgotten. thanks brain.

Aesthetic: Anya + Jenny friendship

anonymous asked:

I'd be quite interested to hear your thoughts on joss whedon, because I've seen so many conflicting opinions on him, and I've seen people get quite upset about the way he portrays female characters in his work (marvel and black widow esp.) and things he's said. Obviously no one is perfect, as made evidently clear in the 1d fandom. I'd still like your take on Joss Whedon tho, if you're willing to give it. Marvel fandom discourse is pretty intense (but not as viscous as 1d fandom I swear)

Is this ask for real? It’s pretty much my dream question. 

As I suggested in my tags - I am total in the tank Joss Whedon fan. Buffy is a really big part of who I am.  I taped that show off the television starting from Season 2 - and there have been so many times in my life where her big moments: “Why have you got left?” Me!” and “Every girl who can stand up, will stand up.” have been what I needed to hear to do what I need to do. I like Angel, love Firefly, some parts of Dollhouse speak to me on a fundamental level. Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing are both fantastic. I think Dr Horrible looks even more true now than it did when it made. The Avengers movie aren’t my thing - but there’s enough him there for him as well. One of the Buffy comics (Issue 5) The Chain - I want read out at my funeral.

The reason that I’m such a fan - fundamentally is his view of both individuals and collectives.  Everything he does is about the fact that we’re stronger together than we are alone, often in really beautiful and complex ways. And he also explores what it means to fight for a better world, really directly.  What it takes out of you and the importance of claiming your identity and your strength.

Plus there’s an episode where Buffy overthrows a demon that rules a hell dimension where people’s lives are sucked out of them by endless work with a hammer and sickle (I always say I like my poetry like I like my Buffy episodes - politically unsubtle).

I have my criticisms - the biggest of which is that he isn’t interested in race so he just ignores it.  Which I think is a more fundamental problem, than even the whiteness of Buffy.  I also have quite micro-criticisms as well - for example about the portrayal of teenage girls sexuality in Buffy (which is quite well developed and therefore too long to go into here - but before Tara came on I was critical of the way Willow wasn’t shown as being attracted to Oz - she only initiated sex when she wanted something else.  It’s one of the reasons that I hate the argument that there was something wrong with Willow self-describing as gay).  There are other things I think were fucked up - but very much about the limitations he was working under (he had to threaten to quit to get a kiss between Willow and Tara on screen, for example).  

But most criticisms of him I disagree with - and quite a lot of them I think are deeply, deeply stupid. 

To go to the most common Marvel criticism - I actually get really upset that people complain about Black Widow describing herself as a monster.  She is a woman describing horrible things that have been done to her, including being sterilised against her will. It’s a really common experience for survivors of abuse - of various sorts to internalise what people have done to them as signs that they are themselves terrible. I have known so many people who have given me versions of that Black Widow speech (and there are bits of me that feel the same way).  I just think it’s so damaging to both good art and good politics - to suggest that it’s a problem that women talk about the way being oppressed affects them - and that’s what that criticism comes down to.

I think a lot of tumblr criticisms of Joss’s works show the uselessness of political and artistic criticism that is simplistic and literal.

But as I started with - his work speaks to me on a really fundamental level - I love his view of humanity - it’s a really important combination of bleak and hopeful (and incidentally I think a lot of it would really resonate with people at the moment - if you haven’t watched Buffy give it a go).

I want to thank everyone who has liked, reblogged, commented in the tags, left kudos or reviewed my fanfics for the past 7 weeks. I love you all <3

Now that I’m done posting my one-shots for Royai Week 2014, I’m not sure if I should continue with the ones for RW 2015 (I only wrote 4 of those, and I still feel like I need to complete the prompt list), or start posting one of my multi-chapter ones (either the complete one or my wip).

I’m working on First Lady of Amestris, I swear I am. I have the first half of next chapter written. I’m just 99% of the time not alone at home, and I need to be alone to feel at peace enough to concentrate on my writing. I would love to finish it this year because dear god, I started it in 2014 x.x I’m sure I lost a lot of my initial readers, but hopefully I’m getting new ones with future updates. I would really appreciate it if you sent me messages throughout the entire year reminding/asking me to sit down and write because I tend to get distracted a lot too. And well, I believe I’ll probably be updating now in about two weeks or so.

Let me know what you think I should start posting next week :)

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