AHHH!!! You're online!! (Unless that was your queue ... YOU'RE queuete ;D ) I just wanted to say you're so awesome and talented and I have so much love for you, my faraway friend!!! \^_^/ <3 Blessings, MWUAH, x) XOXOXO!!!, Sarah
Sarah, this is lovely to read haha. I feel like I’ve been a bit out these past couple days. We’ve had a really sudden death in the family, and world events are gettin’ me down so apologies if I’ve been kinda out of commission. This message really perked me up, so thank you for your loveliness
So there are
some things I want to go over about sharing, reposting, and general
distribution of content. And while I’m
going to talk specifically about Engeki Haikyuu, some of the more general stuff
can be applied to most Japanese stage
plays, musicals, and general theater.
I wanted to
make this post because I’m seeing a lot of frustration in fandom from both
content providers and fans and followers butting heads on this issue. First off, we have to acknowledge that there is an undeniable precedent that’s
existed in fandom that makes fans feel entitled to all the content all the
time, for free. And there is knowledge of the industry that content providers
have that I think we’re not communicating frequently enough to help fans
understand our positions on these issues.
It’s lengthy, but please take some time to look under the Read More and read about this issue.
Shoutouts to people who like winter and cold weather.
Because it’s tiresome being stared at like you grew an extra head when you say as much
Because countless people can say “I’m so glad spring is right around the corner!” and be praised with endless agreement, but I’m asked what’s wrong with me if I express the same thing about winter
Because the maintenance guy came in to fix something in my apartment, took one look at my thermostat, and wouldn’t believe me when I said there’s nothing wrong with my heater because it’s 65°F in my apartment and I’m happy
Because if there’s a disagreement over the temperature, the person who likes the cold will always be outvoted 5 to 1
Because summer and the warmer days of autumn are mourned for their passing but winter’s end is celebrated
Because our endless discomfort in the summer is overlooked and brushed off because why wouldn’t we love this hot weather
Because winter is never long enough, summer is always too long, and no one will agree with you
DPS: *Doesn’t notice the 15,000 times you saved their ass or cleansed that avoidable debuff and replenished all their mana among a thousand other things for multiple minutes in a row*
DPS: WOW I JUST DIED YOU’RE SHIT YOU DO NOTHING WTB HEALS KICK THIS TRAP HEALER NOW WTFFFFF
I am creating some Broadway themed Cards Against Humanity, but I need more ideas! Does not have to be Book of Mormon related, can be ANY show. As clean or vulgar as you want. I need black and white cards! You can message me with your ideas or you can simply reply to this post.
If I get a big enough deck built I could arrange a “Pretend You’re Xyzzy” (online Cards Against Humanity with optional custom decks) game with ALL Broadway cards!
I understand it's difficult to get publicity as a writer because if you publish your work online, you're basically ruining your chance of your work getting published in real life. How can you get publicity as a writer then?
The idea that publishing online ruins your chances of publishing in real life is false. Yes, many publishing houses want exclusive rights to your blood, sweat, and tears if they accept your work in the first place. However, self-publishing has boomed thanks in large part to the ebook market, and in some cases posting an entire novel for free can get you published in real life. In fact, here are some major films that started out as indie novels:
*sigh* It’s sad that this subject can’t avoid that last one. Relevant to your ask, 50SoG was originally published on Fanfiction.net as Twilight fanfic under the title “Masters of the Universe.” When FF.net changed their policy on smut, the author moved her works to her own website and soon got them published under the new title.
Other examples of web-to-bookstore authors can be found here on this list of published Wattpad books that were once on their site for free. Some have even made their way into Target’s book selection. So, posting online really isn’t the enemy in terms of getting published. According to all the bemoaning I’ve heard for years, your chances of being rejected by the first handful of publishing houses you send your first manuscript to are MUCH higher than your chances of not getting published after posting online. Online you can sell anything, at a publishing house you can only sell what they think will sell.
Publishing online is definitely not the only, nor the main way of getting publicity. Having an established platform and fans when you approach a publishing house are marks in your favor. If you are seriously pursuing a career as an author, I suggest you set up accounts on Goodreads, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Wattpad. Use Pinterest to collect/share inspiration, and use Twitter to promote your site and connect with other authors. Finally, if you enjoy writing flash or fanfiction definitely use that as a jumpstart to gaining a fanbase for your writing style. I know from experience that fellow fans of established works can easily become fans of your work too.
Additional links to help you figure out the busy world of book marketing: