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  • Sardonic Grin

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    I never wrote with Mikey, even before he was married. I just always found Mikey very uninteresting so like in Nanashi and DGITIKTSF he was only mentioned and or dead...I think people also don't write about Ray or Bob so much from what I have seen. Its like the Used: you only see stories with Bert, Quinn, or Jepha, and Branden (even before he was kicked out) he was only mentioned. I guess people only write about the most "popular" members.
    April 25th, 2007 at 05:36am
  • folie a dru.

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    I neglect to write Tre in the majority of my Green Day stories. I also very rarely put him in any of my Green Day videos.
    And then the Tre fan girls get all whine whine whine.
    I do not write those whom I do not pair. I write Billie/Mike and Billie/Adie. There's no Tre.
    I mainly write Waycest or a romantic entanglement between either Gerard, Bert, Frankie or Mikey. There's no Ray or Bob.
    I write more romance than anything, so to me it makes sense to only include those in the pairing.
    There are instances when I'll include Tre in a Green Day story: Billie Jo and How We Stay Here are two examples.
    I also don't include all of Bam's "posse" or any of the other members of H.I.M. when I write Vam. I don't like writing Bam's "posse" and I know very little about the personalities of the other members. It would make my story of a lower quality and that's something I can't stand in myself. I can be a forgiving reader on occasion; I cannot be a forgiving author.

    I never apologize for not including people in my stories.
    To me it is better to write who you can as well as you can, than to include someone you can't write and lower the quality of your story.
    April 25th, 2007 at 06:50am
  • Ol' Blue Eyes.

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    A Melancholy Autumn:
    All of my characters are OCs. I don't write about bands, I like to make up original characters because there are so many ways you can stretch them and they aren't 'pre prepared'. But I think because I don't write about bands, I get ignored alot. But I don't care, I don't write for the public. Sometimes it bothers me that what I write gets absolutely nothing next to a horribly written story by someone else that has like 50 comments.
    All good things to those who wait.
    Bother me too. But I'd rather have a well-written story than anything else as well.
    April 26th, 2007 at 04:22am
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    Ol' Blue Eyes.:
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    All of my characters are OCs. I don't write about bands, I like to make up original characters because there are so many ways you can stretch them and they aren't 'pre prepared'. But I think because I don't write about bands, I get ignored alot. But I don't care, I don't write for the public. Sometimes it bothers me that what I write gets absolutely nothing next to a horribly written story by someone else that has like 50 comments.
    All good things to those who wait.
    Bother me too. But I'd rather have a well-written story than anything else as well.
    Omg I totally agree. Most of my stories are original save for Nanashi. BUt Cherry Soda Boy, DGITIKTSF, and Disturbia have very little reviews and have like one rating. I wish there was a way the good stories could have like their own club or something >_> Its really discouraging seeing a crap story with no grammar or description get 50 reviews and people who can actually write get nothing.
    April 26th, 2007 at 06:06am
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    Ol' Blue Eyes.:
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    All of my characters are OCs. I don't write about bands, I like to make up original characters because there are so many ways you can stretch them and they aren't 'pre prepared'. But I think because I don't write about bands, I get ignored alot. But I don't care, I don't write for the public. Sometimes it bothers me that what I write gets absolutely nothing next to a horribly written story by someone else that has like 50 comments.
    All good things to those who wait.
    Bother me too. But I'd rather have a well-written story than anything else as well.
    Omg I totally agree. Most of my stories are original save for Nanashi. BUt Cherry Soda Boy, DGITIKTSF, and Disturbia have very little reviews and have like one rating. I wish there was a way the good stories could have like their own club or something >_> Its really discouraging seeing a crap story with no grammar or description get 50 reviews and people who can actually write get nothing.
    I don't write original stories. And I normally don't read them... I just can't get into them for some reason. It's nothing personal toward the author or against original fiction. I just... can't invest myself in it. [Not that I read a lot of fanfiction either. I most write.]

    But I do agree with the shitty stories thing. I hate it when I see this total piece of shit story with five pages of reviews. And I do get reviews on my stories, but they're not as abundant. I often wonder if I wrote some shitty little rag where I fall in love with Gerard Way if I would get ten pages of reviews.
    April 26th, 2007 at 05:16pm
  • Sardonic Grin

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    Hey hey hey! I am in a fic where I fall in love with Gerard Way *cries* :P But yeah, I think the issue is, the people who can write usually use "big words." Some girl was trying to read my story and every other line she was like "I don't know what this word means." I'm like "That's not even a big word >_>;;;" I am sure if we threw grammar to the wind, disregarded spelling, advoid an original/coherant plot, and used the vocabulary of my 2 year old niece, we would get 20 pages of reviews.
    April 26th, 2007 at 06:44pm
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    Hey hey hey! I am in a fic where I fall in love with Gerard Way *cries* :P But yeah, I think the issue is, the people who can write usually use "big words." Some girl was trying to read my story and every other line she was like "I don't know what this word means." I'm like "That's not even a big word >_>;;;" I am sure if we threw grammar to the wind, disregarded spelling, advoid an original/coherant plot, and used the vocabulary of my 2 year old niece, we would get 20 pages of reviews.
    -hugs-
    I wrote a story where I was paired with Billie Joe.
    What I'm referring to is the cliche that shitty writers tend to write.
    April 27th, 2007 at 12:50am
  • Fish Camp

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    really random things.

    like the other day, "camisado" made me write a story.
    and today my friend's comment to the teacher in math class made me think of a character.
    April 28th, 2007 at 07:22am
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    I saw an episode of SVU last night that made me want to write an activist-being-murdered story.

    It didn't turn out the way I want it to and will never be finished, but it still inspired me.
    April 28th, 2007 at 05:12pm
  • Mike Dirnt.

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    A debate about sperm donors inspired me to write a full fledged slash story called The Surrogate.

    I like to play with scenarios between people. That's why fanfiction is easier to write than original fiction. You can play with different situations or conversations between two ready-made characters. That's how I get most of my stuff started.
    April 28th, 2007 at 07:13pm
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    ^
    I inspired that.
    Bwahahahaha.
    April 28th, 2007 at 10:05pm
  • Jolly McJollyson

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    Language is the key to all things, and to know literature is to know human nature, intimately.
    April 29th, 2007 at 06:27pm
  • Bastard Son.

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    ^ This is one of the smarter things I've heard today. And you're completely right.
    April 29th, 2007 at 06:31pm
  • Jolly McJollyson

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    ^ This is one of the smarter things I've heard today. And you're completely right.
    Well, I have to give credit where it's due. The first half of what I said, "language is the key to all things," is my own reason for pursuing a career in English, but the second half "to know literature is to know human nature, intimately," is from an absolutely beautiful note on the door of one of my professors, which he wrote to help get himself through grad school.
    April 29th, 2007 at 07:35pm
  • Bastard Son.

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    I hope I'll be lucky enough to have such professors in college. What are you exactly going to college for?
    April 29th, 2007 at 09:36pm
  • Jolly McJollyson

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    I hope I'll be lucky enough to have such professors in college. What are you exactly going to college for?
    I want to be an English professor, specifically in the field of British Modernism (even though I'm American). So I'd cover author's like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust (if I get lucky and can maneuver around the fact that he's not British), and others.
    April 29th, 2007 at 09:39pm
  • Bastard Son.

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    I'd pretty much like to do the same one day, bar the fact that I still don't know which era I'd specialize for. But I'll have to move either to the UK or USA to do that. Here in Croatia, if I'd study English language, I could only teach English as a foreign language.

    We're supposed to cover Joyce and Proust in school some time soon. I haven't read anything written by them so far, but I hope I won't be disappointed.
    April 29th, 2007 at 09:48pm
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    I'd pretty much like to do the same one day, bar the fact that I still don't know which era I'd specialize for. But I'll have to move either to the UK or USA to do that. Here in Croatia, if I'd study English language, I could only teach English as a foreign language.

    We're supposed to cover Joyce and Proust in school some time soon. I haven't read anything written by them so far, but I hope I won't be disappointed.
    Their lyricism and technical command of the language has never been duplicated. True geniuses, both, I've never read their equal, though I'd say Beckett comes very, very close in his own way.
    April 29th, 2007 at 09:50pm
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    I guess I'll find out soon. And now I'm quite intrigued.

    Not really related to this - but I'm still under the impression of Zola's Therese Raquin and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. I had them as mandatory this semester and the latter really made me stop and think. It was kind of a slap on my ego - it felt like the basic message was don't aim high. Though I know now it's not.
    April 29th, 2007 at 09:57pm
  • Jolly McJollyson

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    I guess I'll find out soon. And now I'm quite intrigued.

    Not really related to this - but I'm still under the impression of Zola's Therese Raquin and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. I had them as mandatory this semester and the latter really made me stop and think. It was kind of a slap on my ego - it felt like the basic message was don't aim high. Though I know now it's not.
    I'd say the basic message is closer to a message you'll see in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Joyce: don't delude yoursel into thinking that reality is somehow inferior to intellectuality (or even separate from true intellectuality, which Stephen Dedalus does NOT yet possess in Portrait). Then again I haven't read Madame Bovary in a while, and I'm probably just inserting things that aren't there.
    April 29th, 2007 at 10:01pm