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[personal profile] tarlanx posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: Columbus, Ohio
Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: Zombieland (2009)
Pairing/Characters: Columbus/Tallahassee
Rating/Category: PG/Slash but R for gore
Prompt: Savior
Word Count: ~1950
Spoilers: None
Summary: Columbus feels obliged to find out what happened to his parents, embarking on a long journey with Tallahassee, and discovers a home is a person rather than a place.
Notes/Warnings: graphic violence against zombies

Written for [community profile] smallfandomfest FEST21
Also meets: [community profile] tic_tac_woe prompt: Zombies

On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11620929
 

The Ugly Underbelly of Fandom

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:13 pm
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There is a certain kind of writer who attaches no value to their own work on an emotional level. They write for attention. It’s the same kind of “writer” who dreams of writing a book so they’d be rich and famous. This is also the kind of “writer” who wants to write a book about their life because apparently, we ALL want to read about it and just don’t know it. This attention-seeking writer actually taints the fandom, and readers, with their pathological need for attention. They encourage readers to offer them suggestions for future plot developments, character arcs, and even pairings. Then when they write themselves into a hole because of they actually listened to all the crap they get back—they blame their “muse” for not being inspired to complete the story.

Of course, the worse part of an attention-seeking writer are the readers they leave in their wake who feel entitled to intrude on the process of other writers because they felt validated by a previous experience. They are utterly comfortable providing a list of wishes and wants to other writers in their feedback. If they want a certain pairing in a story—they demand it and will abuse a writer if they don’t get it.

I’ve said before that reader entitlement is the ugliest part of fandom. I’ve been threatened with rape and murder for not updating when a reader felt I should. There have been times when readers have essentially had screaming fits on my contact form or in an email because I didn’t write the pairing they wanted or I chose a Stargate project over a Harry Potter one for Rough Trade.

Some readers take my decisions regarding my own writing as a personal insult and have no problems letting me know that I’m ruining their life by not writing what they want me to write.

Recently, I had a reader send me a single sentence email, and it was:

“I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I hope you finish Phoenix before I die.”

At first, I was outraged, but I wasn’t particularly surprised since I’ve seen this kind of emotional blackmail in fandom before. I deleted the email without a response, and I put the sender on a filter in my email that automatically trashes any email she sends me in the future. Because I want no part of her bullshit but I do wonder how many other writers she’s approached with this disgusting tactic.

Those who only read in fandom don’t genuinely understand the creative process. They don’t understand the intimacy of writing or the emotional risk of posting it in public. They never will understand, really, and investing yourself in trying to make them is just intellectual masochism.

When you feel like letting go...

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:17 pm
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Apparently, sometimes you just need to dance in the rain!

It’s been an… odd couple of months, mental health wise. I’ve been struggling and trying to deny it and back on my meds for three weeks now. I had the nightmare 10 days or so of riding out the waves of side-effects. Obviously, the meds aren’t fully functioning yet but I’m starting to see some admittedly small changes.

This week… this week has been very stressful at work.
Facilities me has been run off her feet sorting out the after effects of a fire in the warehouse.
Finance me has had some pretty epic yelling suppliers. There have been tears and there have been tantrums!

It all came to a head on Thursday afternoon. I snapped at a supplier on the phone, I hid in the loo and cried multiple times. I ate my weight in chocolate a few times over. I was… shall we actively fighting the urge to do something stupid. I mostly achieved it.

Throw in a hellish drive down to London on Friday (it took me 7 hours to drive 170 miles!) and the weather at the weekend and I almost said fuck it and didn’t go.

But I did.

Saturday, in an utterly shocking statement, I went to a Raintown gig. They were playing in Canada Square as part of Nashville meets London. Kicked the whole thing off which was AWESOME. It was slightly damp in the way that I was soaked through my pac-a-mac. I’d hit the point I was completely drenched, couldn’t physically get any wetter.

I just… I let go. I was singing my heart out, crying my eyes out, laughing, and just… yeah dancing in the rain. It was what I needed.
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[personal profile] tarlanx posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: You already know
Artist: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: Lucifer
Pairing/Characters: Lucifer
Rating/Category: GEN
Prompt: You already know
Notes/Warnings: None

Created for [community profile] smallfandomfest FEST21

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Lucifer 01 Plain by Tarlan

Lucifer 01 with Text by Tarlan

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Reminder: One Week-ish

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:07 am
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[personal profile] spikedluv posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Hey, folks! Just wanted to remind you that there's now just over a week left to post your submissions or make another claim! Good luck!
[identity profile] monkiainen.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: At A Loss For Words
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] monkiainen
Fandom: The Dresden Files
Pairing/Characters: Carlos
Rating/Category: PG/Gen
Prompt: at a loss for words
Notes/Warnings: n/a

rest here )
[identity profile] megan-moonlight.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: Not Just Coffee
Author: [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight
Fandom: The Losers (movie)
Pairing/Characters: Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez/Jake Jensen, Linwood "Pooch" Porteous/Jolene (mentioned), William Roque
Rating/Category: PG-13/Slash
Prompt: Losers, The (movie), Cougar/Jensen, coffee shop AU (come on, you know you wanna! *g*)
Spoilers: -
Summary: Jensen and Pooch own a coffee shop, and Jensen's life changes when he meets Carlos, who keeps ordering the simplest, the most unimaginative drink ever.
Notes/Warnings: Written for the 21st round of [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest. Warnings: Some nudity?


At AO3 *HERE*


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[personal profile] angelus2hot posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: Please don't stop
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angelus2hot
Fandom: Fifty Shades of Grey
Pairing/Characters: Christian/Anastasia
Rating/Category: NC-17/Het
Prompt: Fifty Shades of Grey (movies), Christian/Anastasia, Please don't stop
Notes/Warnings: written for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest fest 21

LJ or AO3
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[personal profile] angelus2hot posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: In shades of gray
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] angelus2hot
Fandom: Fifty Shades of Grey
Pairing/Characters: Christian/Anastasia
Rating/Category: PG/Het
Prompt: Fifty Shades of Grey (movies), Christian/Anastasia, In shades of gray
Notes/Warnings: made for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest fest 21

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[personal profile] angelus2hot posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: All I ever wanted
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] angelus2hot
Fandom: Fifty Shades of Grey
Pairing/Characters: Christian/Anastasia
Rating/Category: PG/Het
Prompt: Fifty Shades of Grey (movies), Christian/Anastasia, All I ever wanted
Notes/Warnings: made for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest fest 21

[identity profile] pairatime.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: Faith in a song
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pairatime
Fandom: Latter Days
Pairing/Characters: Christian/Aaron
Rating/Category: R/Slash
Prompt: Latter Days; Christian/Aaron; Leap of faith
Spoilers: The movie
Summary: When Aaron hears Juile’s song he makes a choice and takes a leap of faith.
Notes/Warnings: Writing this gave me a reason to rewatched the movie and reread the book so thank you.

Link: AO3

The Sunday Wibble-a-thon

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:42 am
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[personal profile] badfalcon
Yesterday was a nice chill day, mostly spent catching up on youtube channels. Today I would like to get some words written and I would like to get some stuff done around the house. No pressure on myself, just if it gets done then great, if not, then that's also ok. I'm still reeling from getting so stressed Thurs/Fri and I've got a few big weekends coming up so...

The Sunday Wibble-A-Thon> <img src= )
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[personal profile] colls posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: Mean World
Author: (vidder) [personal profile] colls
Fandom: Space: Above and Beyond
Pairing/Characters: Shane Vansen
Rating/Category: Gen
Prompt: Space: Above and Beyond
Notes/Warnings: FANVID :)

The Saturday Wibble-a-thon

Jul. 15th, 2017 11:19 am
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The morning is almost over but it's been a good one. I was up Tesco bright and early this morning, got my shopping done and put away. I'd been craving Rice Krispies for a few days and treated myself to some this morning... best bowl of cereal ever I swear.

The rest of the morning has been spent listening to music and reading.

The Morning Wibble )

One step forward, two steps back

Jul. 14th, 2017 09:39 pm
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Yesterday was another really good, positive, productive work day. Then I got home. Opened my post and there's a fine, for driving my car untaxed. Huh, I think, that's strange, I never got a reminder. Rang the company to query and apparently DVLA still have my old address on record. I tell them I notified them when I moved over three years ago.

Ring up the DVLA to lodge a complaint. They state they never received my notification. I tear my flat apart and I cannot find my log book anywhere, so I think what happened is that I sent it, they never got it and I never realised that I didn't get it back. I got my driving license back ok though, and that's the same fucking DVLA... right.

So, I can't tax it over the phone because it's registered to a different address. No-one is actually able to tell my why just that it's policy. I argue that the situation was the same in September last year yet I was able to tax her over the phone then. Again, no-one had an answer for why...
We've covered that they're fucking useless, right?

I end up having to take the morning off work to go into town (rang my boss last night in panicked hysteria), go to the post office, fill in a 'lost log book' form (making it very clear I sent it to them in May 2014 and that I was very unhappy at having to pay a £25 fee for a replacement for 'losing' it). Then the lump sum for the 6 months tax wiped out my savings. I couldn't set up a DD because of the whole 'wrong address' issue.

This evening I rang up the fine company again and they've at least let me set up a payment plan so I don't have to try and find that. That's a nice £17 a month for the next few months.
I also asked if an apology could get back to the girl I'd spoken to last night because in hindsight I was rude to her (although lets face it, you shouldn't work in the inbound call centre for debt collectors if you can't handle stressed/pissed/angry people!)

I may sound calm as I'm writing this but I'm still stressed out as fuck. I'm very pissed - at the DVLA and myself. I'm embarrassed. I'm stress eating - and just aware enough that I'm doing it but not healthy enough that my coping techniques are working.
[identity profile] megan-moonlight.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: About Damn Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight
Fandom: Ant-Man (2015)
Pairing/Characters: Hope Van Dyne, Scott Lang, Hank Pym (mentioned), Luis, Dave, Kurt (mentioned)
Rating/Category: G/Gen
Prompt: Ant-Man (2015), Hope, The first time she puts on the suit
Spoilers: Ant-Man (2015)
Summary: The first time Hope puts on the suit.
Notes/Warnings: Written for the 21st round of [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest. Warnings: None


At AO3 *HERE*


Editing Multiple Chapter Fics

Jul. 13th, 2017 03:30 pm
[personal profile] mitchpell posting in [community profile] be_compromised
Hey Best Bar!

A while back I got some really great advice on how overcome the over-editing monster. I have a follow up question to that point. When do you guys edit multiple chapter fics? At the end of each chapter or at the very end of the story? I took a leap and entered into this years Marvelbigbang. I'm doing pretty good at not editing while actively writing. But I'm close to being finished with chapter one hence the question. Personally I feel that if I wait until the end of the novella I'll be too far removed from chapter one. Anyway, I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

Thanks all!

The Morning Wibble

Jul. 13th, 2017 07:26 am
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[personal profile] badfalcon
Hey look at me, actually awake in the morning and not just running blindly out the door to work!

Pretty lives here )

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