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A while back I started writing a story about Gen taking the kids and driving off - as it turned out, to hunt a wendigo -
and writing her made me love her all that more
(which btw, if you feel like sending some comfort and love her way, might be good, this can't be easy for her, and she just keeps getting so many 'take care of Jared' messages)

but anyway - for me, writing someone, or even just some kink - will often make me feel that is is 'mine' somehow - under my protection, such as it is, something I care about at least a bit.

So some time back I filled this prompt about Dean delighting in eating things you shouldn't eat.
I put a lot of love into writing that and coming up with ideas for it, though I probably missed the mark kinkwise, cause I don't exactly understand (I'd like to) -
(and I know there could be more emotional depth to it)

but I did care a lot about it,

so when I came across this, I got excited:

(also, it is just cool. And makes me worried. Don't try this unsafely please....)
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nce and for all: authors/writers who brag that they write "for the characters", not for the fans, aren't doing something noble and artistic. Not by saying that. Saying that in based on the assumption that fans ' interpretations of characters are shallow and 'mistaken' and that that is not ok. Both assumptions are incredibly condescending, especially from some writers, who write OOC and don't seem to know or love the characters as much as many fan writers do. ok, I have spoken. And now I will probably regret it.
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] balder12

I haven't finished and posted that much fic, so perhaps I'll answer about writing in general, if I don't have a good enough fic answer.

Put a number in the comments and I’ll answer accordingly. The mission for those of us who answer the questions, should we accept it, is to stay positive about our writing and ourselves, but to also be fair about our shortcomings.

1. Of the fic you’ve written, of which are you most proud?
2. Favorite tense
3. Favorite POV
4. What are some themes you love writing about?
5. What inspires you to write?
6. Thoughts on critique
7. Create a character on the spot... NOW!
8. Is there a character you love writing for the most? The least? Why?
9. A passage from a WIP
10. What are your strengths in writing?
11. What are your weaknesses in writing?
12. Anything else that you want to know... (otherwise known as Fill in the Blank)
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You know that part of writing, the "I'm a horrible writer, no one is going to want to read this, why did I ever start writing in the first place instead of taking up something productive like video game addiction"? Not writer's block, more like writer's terror?

How do *you* deal with it? I'd love to hear if you wanna tell me your stories of fun/misery/dealing.

Me, I try to soldier on, or I take a break to complain to friends and strangers (waves), or I try to do this with someone else going through the same thing, to hold each other's hand, or I try be kind but firm with myself, remind myself it's something I go through, many writers go through, Neil Gaiman goes through, and only a few lucky unknowns don't. And I'd very much like for someone to lock them up in a lab and do tests on them, to find out how that is possible, and more importantly, to keep them from telling me how easy and fun writing is. (sorry. I seriously don't mean that, and I guess those mythical creatures people have their own issues). This is actually kinda cute, in a self-helpy sort of way. When is the part where the joy is experienced, though? Wish I could just be doing my Spanish homework instead now.


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Seriously, had I read my life in fic I'd have had trouble with suspension of disbelief. Those twists and silly setbacks are so obviously only there as a plot device! Nobody's life's like that!

And on that note - how did Chuck sell a single book?! Oh, right, wait - Winchesters.
Some things are more important than plausibility.
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You know, I learn so much from slash about sex, and related issues. It's really great. It seriously improved my life, and sent me exploring such wonderful and interesting places. I love it. It should be taken with a grain of salt, of course, but still, plenty of good information and ideas there.

But I wish there were more fic about people who have less normative bodies. Trans bodies, all sorts of crip bodies. Fat bodies, preferably not only as a "fat can be pretty too" message, though that's a good one as well, and I have written that sort of fic myself, too.

Wish there were fic out there, enough fic for me to feel I really did know what I was doing, about things like the way hormones influence sensitivity, prostates, the way people experience desire. Fic that touches on using your weight, if you have it, your crutches, if you have them, and so forth.

I'd like to think about that as run of the mill, the way I think about things that are more common in fic.

It just struck me how *much* I know about cis-able-thin bodies from fic, and how unbelievably little I got to learn about all the different sorts of bodies - the bodies of most people in my life I have and want sex with.

Kinda feel like starting a comment meme for that, but I've never done that, and I hardly know anybody in fandom. Does anybody else wanna host something like that?


As for why it's not more widely written - I know part of the reason it isn't there is that some people don't want to write about something they don't know themselves, and I agree, that's problematic. But it's not as if we don't research sex for fic, or only write about our own experiences. And part of it is because the bodies we get to see in canon are so very normative, almost all the time. But fandom has been changing that, in so many wonderful ways.
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Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Posted my first story on AO3 today, Oh, wow :D
Scary :-) Fun :-)

Since I've posted four – no, five – no, six pieces of fic in the last months, and I have probably more than ten others I've been working on, and a million bunnies - it was, perhaps, time to admit I do write fanfic :-)

I'll try to be good and update regularly, though going by my fic masterlist and my mostly-theoretical DW account – might not so much... :)

ETA, question: Is there a way to subscribe to a tag or search? Like "praise kink"? Or better yet - crossed with a fandom? Like "shotgunning"/"Supernatural"?
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I was reading this Firefly fic, in which, for no reason I understood, Mal said something like "Keep the women away! This is not place for women!" Including Zoe, including all of his crew.

And I almost spilled my coffee all over the keyboard, sitcom-like.

Write responsibly! OOC endangers keyboards around the world!

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