i do not know the author

In which Tara puts on her editor hat for a moment:

I just saw a post that got under my skin a little, as both a writer and an editor.

See, I edit. That’s my job. People hire me to go through their manuscripts of all shapes and sizes and subjects. I know a lot about grammar. I know a lot about style. I’d like to think I’ve got a pretty decent handle on the places where grammar and style and individual author/story voice can be at odds with each other.

The post I just saw talked a bit about “rules” they had broken as a writer. The tone was pretty “F-you, I do what I want to!” Look, as a writer? I have absolutely broken “rules.” I think there’s an excellent time and place for sentence fragments, for example, or for split infinitives, or for intentionally misused words.

An editor’s job, however, is to draw the writer’s attention to grammatical inconsistencies or errors, often according to existing style guides. Pointing these out is not personal. A writer hires an editor because an editor is a specialist when it comes to grammar (and/or flow and/or narrative etc). Depending on the kind of editing you want from them (and there are different kinds!), they may be looking for things from typos all the way through to plot holes. Not all editors are cut from the same cloth. A proofreader is a typo-spotter extraordinaire. A developmental editor helps build the idea into workable text. There’s a lot of overlap between copy editing and stylistic editing, but they aren’t technically the same thing.

The editor can’t read your mind and guess if this sentence fragment is intentional where another isn’t. They’re going to write “frag” and let you figure out if you want to keep it or not. They’re drawing your attention to something that is, yes, technically an error so that you have the tools at your disposal to decide if you truly want to break the rule. That’s their job.

As a writer, I know sometimes it feels like an editor is picking on you when they return your manuscript stained red, but they’re really not. I have never, ever edited a document aiming to make an author feel bad/guilty/stupid/wrong when I point out inconsistencies. I offer suggestions. The author can take them or leave them. An editor works for an author. As an author, you absolutely have the right to say to an editor, for example, “Just so you know, I have used all these sentence fragments on purpose. Please don’t mark them.” Or, “In this world I’ve created, the word ‘car’ is what people call their horses.” Or, “Yoda’s dialogue is intentionally written subject, object, verb.”  A good editor will make a note of it on her master style sheet and do what the author wants because a good editor knows she works for the author.

When I see writers complaining about editors misunderstanding their intentions (especially when it comes off like whining or complaining or griping about the editor), it tells me the writer doesn’t really understand the role an editor is actually meant to play. Often, it’s because writers think about their work as writers. Not every writer is an editor. It’s also because–and this is also something I know about from being on both sides–an author is protective of the work they’ve poured so much blood, sweat, time, and energy into. Editors seem like scary, mean outsiders armed with red pens and cruelty. They aren’t. Or, rather, they shouldn’t be.

The bottom line is this: a good editor is someone you hire to give you the tools you, the author, need to make the story cohesive, clear, and internally consistent. They’re there to work with you, not against you. Editors are not the enemy. You hire them to be the impartial, outside eyes you need on your work because it’s often almost impossible for a writer to be entirely impartial about their own work. You hire an editor so it’s not your readers catching your errors (and/or getting turned off your story because of them!). It’s symbiosis, my friends. 

Recommendations and Reviews

A/N Right guys before I get onto the stories I’ve picked for this week id like to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to read these, reblog them and like them, it means a lot to me to know that they are being helpful to some people, I would also like to thank all the amazing authors of the story’s I recommend they put all there hard work and emotions into the story and for me everyone of then blows me away they are all beyond brilliant. One more think if you read these story’s in this post please leave feed back for the author, they really do appreciate it, and it shows there hard work, both mentally and physically has been all worth it, so please just a quick ask or message will make there day, they do really deserve it.

Now ill stop babbling and get on with it I’ve done 9 story’s for this week, I’m still working on the one shot list, there are many amazing ones around and I want to make sure I’ve got them all.

The first fic on my list is called THE BOSS written by @lancefuckrr, its 12 parts long with 3 epilogues. This fic is set in the 70s and is nail biting drama and action, it had me hooked from the first chapter, its all about Bucky being your boss and owner of a strip club, we follow the characters on their journey of discovering and trusting each other, with a lot o heartbreak, fluff and smut, it is beyond brilliantly written and I highly recommend reading it.

The next one is called HE’S NOT THE ONE by @buckybarnesstar, this is a 4 part fic, but don’t let the size fool you this fic is big in everyway possible, the emotions, suspense and fluff, its extremely well written and one I have read over and over again. It is base on the reader joining the avengers, coming from hydra and her journey she goes on to getting people to trust her ad falling for the wrong guy. I feel in love with this story and it will be one I go back and read over and over.

Right the third one is called MY FAKE BOYFRIEND by @supersoldierslover and has 11 parts and an epilogue. I absolutely adore this fic, the way Bucky is portrayed made my heart flutter. It is based on Bucky being the readers fake boyfriend hence the title, but the journey they go on and trails they go through, is full of fluff, angst and Bucky being a general sweetheart, this fic actually made me swoon, I would really recommend reading this.

Number four is called TEACH ME by @seargantbcky, it has 7 parts to it. This is one of those fics that makes you swoon after every chapter, its based on Bucky wanting to learn to draw and asking the reader to help we read about how they become close, but of course its never easy for Bucky but will there be a happy ending. I love this fic the description and use of words is amazing, defiantly give it a read.

Number 5 is called BARTER by @buckyslocalfarmer its 12 chapters long. This story is based on a demon Bucky, its the first story I read that had Bucky and other characters in and was not based on the marvel films. I was a little unsure at first, but once I read the first chapter I was completely hooked. The description and detail in the fic draws you right into the story. Bucky as a demon is totally hot, this fic is full with twists and turns, heartache, fluff and some amazing smut, it will leave you wanting more right till the end.

The next one is called SOMEONE FROM THE PAST, by @nikky-the-writer, its 8 chapters long, this story is extremely creatively written, based on Bucky receiving an order from fury to retrieve intel, not expecting it to be someone from his past. I loved the detail in this story and how it give us background information on the characters, the description of the characters emotions is so powerful, you feel it yourself. It is nail biting action and will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end.

Number 7 is called SAUDADE by @lomlbarnes  and is 11 parts long. This fic is one of my favourites, I remember when she did the teaser for it after reading that I was so excited and I was brought to the edge of my seat constantly wowed after every chapter was released. It is based on someone going though hydra with back, it is so magically written, it had me crying, laughing and screaming over this fic it is beyond brilliant and everyone should read it.

This one is called ELECTRICITY by @buckyismyaesthetic and is 6 parts long and one of the most beautiful story’s I have ever read, it touches on real life issues and has portrayed them throughout the story amazingly. We journey with the reader and how she deals with her self hatred and growing love for Bucky, the detail in this story bring the emotions to life and you feel everything the characters are feeling, part of it is done from Bucky’s POV and it was very refreshing and insightful to read. This fic is full to the brim with heartache, fluff, angst and Bucky being a sweetheart, I cant recommend this fic enough its just amazing.

The last one is called PROMISE by @mrsbarnesomg and is 4 chapters long. This story is so emotionally and beautifully written you actually feel there with the characters, this fic brought me to tears on every chapter both sad and happy, its about Bucky making you a promise but will he come through with it. I really enjoyed reading this fic it was so creative and had me on th edge of my seat throughout it I highly recommend it

Ok so that’s it for this week, if you ever have  any trouble finding the story’s let me know and I can send you a ling. Please don’t forget to leave feedback for the authors they may have written these fics a long time ago but they will be pleased to know there still being read.

hey!
tl;dr: send me fic recs! im going to start doing reviews!
send me the title, author and where it’s posted!
-emily (EDIT: I DONT KNOW HOW TO CUT ON MOBILE??) it’s been a hot minute since ive been here last! a ton of stuff has been happening in my personal life (new job! family stuff! excitement!) and now i have a 1.5+ hour commute! im filling that void with fanfic and hamilton, so send it in. im going to do well written (at least a paragraph) of why i would reccomend the fic and what i really enjoyed about it. it’s a practice for me to get better at describing things and a chance for you to get your fanfic reviewed and shown to 9k+ followers!

Summer (6)

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Part 6

Description: Jiyoon and Jongin had been best friends since birth thanks to their families. They visit a cabin every summer, nothing changed until both of them had graduated, soon off to college. This would be their last time at the family cabin for years to come, and things begin to change for Jongin. What happens when he begins to realize everything too late?

Word Count: 2,113

Pairing: Kim Jongin (Kai) x OC (Park Jiyoon)

Author: Admin Xiufairy ㅅㅇㅅ

Xiufairy’s Masterlist ㅅㅇㅅ

(A/N: This may include inaccurate representations of Kai’s family because I don’t know them, nor do I claim them as characters.)

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

Jungah gave Jiyoon a box, telling her that she urgently needed Jiyoon to bring it to a certain address. Jiyoon agreed, considering Jungah had a lot on her hands with her daughter. Jiyoon loaded the box in her car and put the unfamiliar address into her GPS.

She arrived there quickly, on her way to work. Jungah guaranteed that the house owner would be up at 7 AM, so Jiyoon believed her. She got off the elevator on the right floor and walked to the right door - she didn’t bother remembering the room number.

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Falling For You (Fred Weasley x Fem! Reader)

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Request: @crazygirl107 said
So along with Carl, I’m Fred Weasley Trash XD. So can you do an imagine where The Reader is Harry’s Twin sister and has feelings for Fred? I don’t have anything else I just like that idea"
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Warnings: None that I know of :)
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Authors Note: Fred Weasley was taken from us too soon smh
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**************************************“Ugh. Would you stop drooling? It’s making me sick.” Y/n’s twin brother, Harry, said, wrinkling his nose with disgust. “Yeah Y/n. Why do you even like my brother?!” Ron exclaimed incredibly. Y/n shrugged, looking down to hide the pink glint of her cheeks. “Oh hush! I think it’s adorable, Y/n.” Hermione said, laying her hand on top of Y/n’s. “Gee. Thanks, ‘Mione” Y/n said sarcastically. “I thinks it’s about time Fred knows, though.” Hermione continued. Y/n’s eyes widened. “No! He can’t know! He’ll just think I’m a weird 4th year!” Y/n said frantically. “Oh bloody hell, Y/n! Can’t you see?! He’s had a crush on you since 2nd year!” Ron said. “Yeah. You’re just oblivious, Y/n.” Harry agreed. “So is he, though.” Hermione laughed. Y/n’s eyes widened as both the twins came towards the table she was sitting at. “Hello!” They both greeted, George taking the open seat beside Harry and Fred taking the open seat beside Y/n. Y/n’s cheeks noticeably heated up as Hermione gave her a wink and Harry smirked. “Oi Fred! I think our sweet little Y/n has something to tell you.” Ron exclaimed, Harry and Hermione frantically nodding along. Y/n shook her head. “Where’d you get that idea from, Ronnikins” Y/n teased Ron. Ron’s smile dropped as he glared at Y/n. Fred and George laughed. “This is why she’s our favourite.” George laughed. “Actually I think Fred has something to tell Y/n, too.” George said, noticing how his twin’s face turned as red as his hair when he sat next to the girl he liked. “Alright. I’m not scared. Y/n, I’ve liked you since your second year.” Fred confessed, his eyes widening when he realized what he had said. Y/n laughed. “You’re bloody joking.” Y/n shook her head. “I’m not actually.” Fred smiled. “I’ve liked you since I got here.” She confessed, too. Fred smiled wider. “Maybe we should do something about that.” Fred leaned in and kissed her gently on the lips. Making George, Ron, and Harry groan loudly, and making Hermione and Ginny, who had arrived moments before, “aww” loudly. Once they pulled away, Y/n smiled at Fred. “Would you maybe want to go to Hogsmeade with me?” Fred asked. “Of course.” Y/n kissed him on the cheek and was soon pulled away by Ginny and Hermione dragging her back to the Gryffindor common room.

Name (Soonyoung/Hoshi Soulmate au)

Originally posted by mc-gyu

Title: Name

Genre: {I actually don’t really know because I have mixed emotion when reading this} 

Type: Soulmate AU 

Authors note: I really enjoyed making this but I feel it’s too short. I’ll try to make posts longer and more enjoyable. Oh and I will be posting songs with each of my posts that I feel would match the mood of the story. Please enjoy 

~Admin Byeol

Listen while you read


“(Y/N)? Have you found your soulmate yet?” (Y/F/N) asked resting her head on her hand to look at you.

“There are more important things to do then finding a soulmate. ” you said as you avoided her gaze and continued your lunch.

“This is your last chance (Y/N)! Take this seriously! They say that after senior year it will become more difficult to find your soulmate. If you have that mind set, you’ll never find your soulmate.” She said while taking your last piece of meat and sticking out her tongue.

You were too lost in thought to actually care what she was even talking about. Your soulmate meant everything to you. Ever since you first had a dream of him, all you wanted to do was find him.


He was dancing again and there were others in the room with him.

“……why do you have to make the choreography so hard?”

“It’s not that hard. Once you get it down it will get easier. Trust me” he said wiping the sweat off of his face.

“You say that every time we learn a new dance”

His laugh rang throughout the room. It was music to your ears. You could listen to it all day and never get tired of it.

“Alright let’s get back to practice” he said as he took a quick sip of water. As you could hear the other boys groaning the dream stopped.

Slowly sitting up from the bed, a small smile forms on your face.

‘Having him on your mind was a great way of starting the day’ you thought, sliding your legs off of your bed.

Thought recently the dreams have become shorter and unclear. As if it were a distant memory. I guess the were right. It slowly does become harder to find your soulmate.

(2 years later)

“Ladies and gentlemen we are just about to land please have a seat and buckle your seat belts.”

It has been two years since you graduated and you still haven’t found your soulmate. All of your friends are engaged or married. Even your best friend found hers and is married.

You made your way to your seat and fastened your seat belt, trying to relax in your seat. Moving back to Seoul was going to hard adjustment after living in America for five years. You were nervous and excited to see your family again and just to be home.

Once you were aloud to get off the plane you grabbed your backpack and headed into the airport.

‘What terminal did they say to take again?’ Looking around you realized that you were totally going to get lost in this airport. Especially with all of these people here. You understood that most airports are busy but not like this. There were people with cameras and weird flashlights. Some girls banners and t-shirts had “seventeen” printed on to it. You guessed it was some celebrity so you tried to ignore it and kept walking.

Until you saw the group of boys walking towards you. Some of them had face masks, hoodies, or hats covering their face. You always forgot how colorful idols dyed their hair, some natural and some so bright it could outshine the sun. That’s when you saw him. He looked exactly the same from in your dreams. Being filled with joy, you started walking towards him. ‘you can’t lose him. Not when he’s right here.’ You thought .

“Excuse me? May I help you miss?” Said one of the bodyguards blocking me from the group.

“Yeah I just need to talk to one of those guys over there.” You stated trying to look over the guys shoulder. You didn’t have time for this.

“I’m sorry miss but that’s not possible.”

“Look he’s my soulmate I need to talk to him”

“I’ve heard that a million times. Ma'am I’m going to have to ask you to leave”

“This is my only chance please!”

“What’s going on here?” The voice sounded familiar you just couldn’t put your tongue on it.

“This lady claims to be a someone’s soulmate.” Scoffing as if it wasn’t possible.

The man who spoke peeked out from behind the bodyguard to see me. It was him. My soulmate. He didn’t move a muscle. he didn’t even blink.

“It’s me. Don’t you know who I am. Well don’t you at least recognize me?” You could feel tears forming in your eyes.

“Y-you really are real. You’re actually here! I’ve been waiting so long for you!” Running out from behind the bodyguard he picked you up and spun you. Once he let you down, you wiped a tear from you’re eye, relived that you finally found him.

“(Y/N). My name is (Y/N)”

“Soonyoung”

You finally know his name.

Updates and News for the Week

Well, I was a good author this week. I finally finished all the requests that have been siting in my ask box. I opened them up again, and got all but one written in two days. I both love and loath having free time.

I’ve also updated the master list blog. It now has tabs for fandoms that have been requests and are waiting to be edited. So yay on that.

In other news, I was thinking of doing a fan of the week thing. As you know tumblr tells us who’s been most active in the past week or whatever time. The winner each week will get to request any type of imagine or one-shot they’d like. What do you think?

Upcoming things:

The Originals one-shot featuring Klaus, 2 miraculous ladybug fics, three for steve rodgers, one for Ouran High School Host Club, one for Alfred, one for Jason Blood, update to Bat- aunt too, Dick grayson one-shot, and a few others  I can’t remember.

Tormented & Loved (Dean Winchester High School AU x Reader) Part 21

Masterlist

Thank you to those of you who have been messaging me about issues on the masterlist. I do fix them right away! If you have any questions or want to let me know what you think send me an ask or a message! I love talking to you guys!

Warning: Smut, Violence

Part 21

I went home upset, and unable to believe what Dean had said. There was a part of me that didn’t believe anything he said, and that all of this was just him grieving over the loss of his grandfather, but another part of me knew he’d end up this way. Since day one he said or did something that broke my heart. But I didn’t want to believe he was trouble. Because when we’re alone and happy he’s the man I want to live the rest of my life with.

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anonymous asked:

Honestly, I think sometimes we take fics for granted. There are humans behind these fics. We all get busy with work and school and other commitments so it should come as no surprise to nobody when fic authors go through the same things. Even if I had the talent I still would never have the time yet you guys so out of your way to MAKE time and it's not a stretch to ask to be compensated at this point. Just know that there are so many more of us that love and appreciate all that you do.

Thank you. It’s really a ton of work, I don’t think it comes across that way but it’s honestly a job if you do it enough

30 Day Writing Challenge - Day 22

Day 22: In battle, side by side

Summary: You and Sherlock take care of a teething Rosie together
Author: Maddy (@laterthantherabbit)
Words: 1750
Characters/Relationships: Sherlock x reader, Rosie x aunty!reader
Warning: None

Author’s Notes: After writing with Rosie yesterday I really got into the aunty!reader and sort of parenting trope I did for it. I hope you guys like it!

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The wailing had been going on for almost an hour now. Mrs. Hudson was out of the city with Mrs. Turner doing who knows what and Sherlock had a case at the moment and was probably out chasing some madman through the streets of London. John had gone to begrudgingly visit Harry after she rang, asking him to help her move. He wasn’t to be expected back for at least another two days and you volunteered to stay and look after the little Watson, your beautiful niece Rosie. Your beautiful, screaming, red-faced, teething and inconsolable niece. “Rosie dear, look! It’s bee! You want bee?” Rosie threw her arms up above her head and let out an ear-piercing cry. Your calm demeanour from before the crying had slowly been degrading into a near breakdown, your hair frazzled from constant pulling and your cheeks aching from forced smiles to calm Rosie, which were apparently useless.

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imitchingonaphotograph  asked:

You better keep on self-promoting because your stuff deserves to be seen!!!!! To all authors: believe in yourself first, PR the shit outta ya works, IT'S HOW YOU GET SEEN. Fuck those who don't understand. And it's good you tag it 'fic rec' as it's a tag a lot of people look for in order to find fic!!!!!!! You know how the system works so work it - the system is flawed, not you. You do you, and you keep on going!!!!!!!

Thank you,  Gen!!! 

And I found it funny that that anon complained about me tagging my fics that way.  I AM recommending them,  after all.  What am I supposed to tag it as: “Thing I hope someone reads but please don’t feel obligated because I don’t want to be a bother or make you think I’m needy even though I need you to read this fic to tell me if it’s alright and where my writing can be improved so that I can achieve a level of proficiency to make my dreams of being published someday a reality”??? 

Yeah,  I think “fic rec” is easier. 

dendritic-trees  asked:

Congratulations on the book, it looks amazing and I'm excited for it. But I must know. Do you have something specific you must do with that large box of books, or is a large box of appealing looking books just a perk of getting published I haven't heard about?

They’re author copies! You get a bunch of them to do whatever you want with, keep them or give them away as you like. It’s definitely a perk :)

Sorry this is long but please read it

Ok but guys
Whenever people like and reblog my rare original posts, especially the fanfics, it just gives me life. I’ve been scrolling through the activity and a few of my original posts are being liked a lot, including a fanfic I kinda thought was dead because guys i posted that in February and its June now.

Knowing that someone likes my stuff is so endearing to me. Especially because I want to be an author, and I used to write a lot but i just kinda stopped having inspiration and it scares mr what it it never comes back you know? But then when i do write things you like and reblog them man thats life im legit crying rn thanks

And it doesnt even have to be writing. Some of my original posts have over 100 notes! I know thats not a lot but ot still means a lot to me. I had no expectations for this blog but I’d say ive done great, but im not the one to celebrate thats you guys. Thanks for making me feel special.

Oh also I HAVE OVER 700 FOLLOWERS which is so great thanks so much for caring about me just even enough to click follow because it means a lot to me.

anonymusauthorin  asked:

Before this blog, I never shipped Dax/Kira, but they're so cute together! And I'm loving that fic you recommended– The Light in Every Star. It's so good, and the author really writes them like Kira and Dax. Do you know any more?

I’m so glad you like them!

First things first, go read gingasaur’s other Kiradax fic which can be found here (x) and here (x). Get ready for the mermaid au you didn’t realize you needed in your life, and continued perfect characterization.

Some other faves are:

Confident Sutures by Pipistrelle (x): Set during Invasive Procedures, has some really beautiful imagery and ~feelings. 

Casting On by Aceofwands (x): Contains three of my most favorite thigns - knitting, Keiko, and exploration into Jadzia’s life and family before being joined.

Not For Money and Not For Food series by Celestialskiff (x): More good Kira stuff! Also the first Kiradax fic that I read, so very near and dear to my gay heart.

Of All the Things My Hands Have Held, the Best By Far is You by Adventurepants (x): Far Beyond the Stars au that will change your life and make you cry tears. After you read this please come talk to me about it, because it’s my favorite fic of all time.

Those are all a good place to start, depending on what you’re into. If you have it in you make sure to leave some feedback for all these awesome authors. They are doing the lord’s work by providing us with wonderful, gay Kiradax content. 

How I Write

I was tagged by @hutchhitched. Thank you so much! <3

Is there a snack you like to eat while writing?
I don’t really like to eat while writing because I’m too focused on said writing lol. Like, I can’t be bothered to stop my typing storm to eat some chips lmao like…SHOW NO WEAKNESS

What time of day do you usually write?
Always at night, the only exception being if I’m trying to meet a deadline. For some reason I can concentrate better the later it is.

Where do you write?
At my desk on my laptop. I can’t really type as fast if my laptop is on my lap, on my bed, etc. So I’ve got to do it at my desk lol.

How often do you write a new thing?

Do you listen to music while you write?
Yes, but it always has to be instrumental. For some reason anything that contains lyrics distracts me in a weird sort of way. The song I’m listening to also has to match the feeling I’m going for EXACTLY or else it doesn’t work, because I find that certain songs can influence the mood of my story if I’m not careful. Like, things will turn out #deep on accident lol!

Paper or laptop?
Always a laptop. I hold my pencil/pen in a really weird way, so writing for extended periods of time hurts like fRICK.

Do you have a special pre-writing ritual?
I mean, unless you consider sitting down and pulling up Word a ritual lmao

What do you do to get into the writing?
If it’s something I’m really excited for, then nothing. I don’t really like writing when I’m forcing ideas out of my head, and that’s why sometimes I go through major dry spells. When the excitement/motivation isn’t there, then the writing isn’t there.

Do you have a reward system for word counts?
Nope! I just go for it without a certain amount of words in mind. That’s why sometimes I’ll have one fic be like…2k, and the next one be like 10k lmao. I just write and don’t really pay attention to how short or long it is!

Is there anything else about your writing process your readers don’t know about?
Well, I prefer to get my short stories/chapters done in a single sitting lol. Which is why sometimes I’ll write all day absolutely non-stop. Like, chapters 10 and 11 of TWAAL for example, were written in like eight hours non-stop periods of time. 

I’m like that with essays and school assignments too. I think it’s because I’m afraid I’ll lose the mood/thought I was following if I leave it and come back. So I push myself all the way through if it’s possible to do so lmao. Which yes, can be VERY taxing.

anonymous asked:

What are your guidlines for fic recs? I just notice that you seem to rec a lot of the same writers and not many new.

Hi!  I’ve been thinking about this for a bit and I’ll try to be coherent about explaining my approach to fic recs.

My guidelines for fic recs are pretty much whatever I happened to read that I enjoyed that week.  In my experience, most people who read fic tend to develop favorite authors, the ones that reliably hit the buttons of what they like to read and can often be depended on to write something they’re going to enjoy–I’m no different in that!  I rec a lot of the same authors because I know those authors are very likely to write something I enjoy and they generally do.

It’s similar to how I rec a lot of the same content over and over again–I find that fic about Obi-Wan and Anakin has a very good chance of being something I’ll enjoy, so I’ll pick that fic up before I pick up, say, a fic about the sequels or a fic about the Rebels characters.  I enjoy those, too, sometimes!  But my heart wants what it wants.

I do read new authors, there’s almost always fics on my lists that are authors I’ve never read before or I’m just picking the fic up finally, after having lost it in the bowels of my reader.  And that happens fairly often–I go through and drop a bunch of fic onto my reader (I can’t read on-line, I get too distracted) and then I do it again the next day, and sometimes fics get pushed down, despite that I know they’re ones I’ll almost assuredly enjoy.

It’s also partly that there are just some things that I don’t read, I’m not interested in absolutely everything, and these are fic recs, not fic reviews, so there’s no need for me to be objective, because that’s not the point.  ♥

It comes down to the purpose behind my fic recs as well, which is that I’ve been doing them for a long time, over the course of a lot of fandoms, and they’re something that I enjoy doing.  I write recs to encourage other people to find and hopefully enjoy the same things I do!  I write recs as a way to flail about fic in a space that my social anxiety doesn’t object to!  I write recs because I’m happy if the author sees it and gets a charge out of it, but that ultimately I want to help direct attention to the fics I enjoyed!  I write them because I like getting all my feelings out that way.

All of that is a bit of a tangent and kind of vague, I know, sorry!  But there’s really not set hard rules to how I go about things, it’s pretty free and easy–I try to make myself have a schedule for posting, but what I read is pretty much whatever looks good or whatever I’m in the mood for.

And if a fic doesn’t get recommended by me, that’s not necessarily any indication of anything.  Maybe it’s just something that’s not my cup of tea, maybe the fic just slipped by me somehow, maybe it’s buried somewhere on my reader, maybe a lot of different things!  So much depends on how much time I have to read that week and what floats to the top of my folder of Star Wars fic.

As for what I like to read:  Obviously I enjoy Obi-Wan and Anakin’s relationship in whatever form it takes, but I generally find that fic without a good dose of Obi-Wan’s character has a hard time holding my attention.  He doesn’t have to be the center of attention, but if Obi-Wan’s not there at all or the fic is mean to him, it’s an uphill battle for me personally.  I’ll also read Obitine and Siriwan and I really love Obianidala fic and I love gen/platonic fic.  I generally don’t read much deathfic unless I trust the author or it involves Force Ghosts, I don’t read a lot of on-screen violence of any sort, I like warm-hearted fic or fic that will make me really feel things, but with enough hope to make the suffering worthwhile.  I love time travel fic and I occasionally get the urge to go read as much Padme fic or Leia fic as I can find.  Occasionally I want All The Barrissoka Fic and occasionally I fall right back into love with the Phoenix crew. But, really, I’m mostly here for Obi-Wan and Anakin’s relationship, because the heart wants what it wants.  ♥

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- Tori

louisa may alcott, w. h. auden, jane austen, james baldwin, charlotte brontë, lord byron, truman capote, willa cather, emily dickinson, e. m. forster, langston hughes, christopher isherwood, henry james, federico garcía lorca, christopher marlowe, herman melville, edna st. vincent millay, wilfred owen, marcel proust, mary renault, arthur rimbaud, siegfried sassoon, william shakespeare, gertrude stein, alfred lord tennyson, henry david thoreau, walt whitman, oscar wilde, tennessee williams, virginia woolf

what do all these beloved classic authors have in common? that’s right. none of them were straight. not a one. every single author on this list experienced same-gender romantic attraction during their lives. literary tradition is a hundred times more queer than what your high school english class would ever let you know

Zircon isn’t getting the credit she deserves. It must take a really good lawyer to get saddled with an impossible case and still push to win the case anyway.

She manages to lead to a possible conclusion under credible circumstances.

She got this information from actually listening to her client, and realized none of it made sense. Knowing what we know now, it doesn’t make sense, and Zircon realized it was the reason why the Diamonds chose for a trial instead of instantly shattering Steven..

Better yet, when those circumstances led to suspected high treason from her boss/leader/judge/RULER, Zircon straights up accuses instinctively. 

She was immediately poofed for her heat of the moment action, but that takes a lot of guts for her to even think of doing it.

Zircon is a beast in the courtroom. I can’t wait to see her again.