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Author has written 26 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Junjō Romantica, and Supernatural.
I'm back at school, and it is intense.
It's a scriptwriting course, but they're teaching us a lot more than just writing film scripts. We collaborate with students in the directing and acting streams to put together at least 3 (?) films.
Right now, I'm doing editing (on a Mac program, so I'm completely lost) in Final Cut Pro. It's just an assembly/rough cut but there are so many options... I get to operate a boom mike (push ups here I come), and do producer duties (organizing locations, obtaining licenses and releases, and managing the finances) while writing one 3-min short, one 7-min short (both of which will be filmed, and at least one of which I'll do the rough editing) and a feature length script.
All of these require loglines, outlines (at least two it seems), then draft and re-drafts
There are six textbooks, and the recommended reading list, plus the peer-review of my co-scriptwriters' stuff. And did I mention the editing? On the Mac? Oh, and we'll be taking an on-set safety course, and getting our WHMIS certification, without which we wouldn't be allowed on a non-student production.
They are very, very serious about producing competent, multi-trained professionals who can work any production job that doesn't require union certification. All I wanted to do was move to Vancouver. And write... and I'm definitely getting to do that.
The 90k project is on hold(ish) while I do course work and a fandomaid piece in support of Hurricane Sandy relief. The course is 8 months long. We'll see if I survive with my muse intact. 0_o
I am a lifelong avid reader. Seriously. I read my first adult novel (Desmond Bagley's 'The Tightrope Men') in grade 2. I am in awe of people who can translate internal vision to the written word and do it well. I am also an information hound by inclination and a Library Technician by training ... in other words, I'm great at research and asking questions. I also have a good memory for useless information and nobody will play Trivial Pursuit with me. Ah well. Spending my time writing is better anyway.
I came to fan fiction because it was over 2 months before any of the new books by my favourite authors would be coming out, and nothing I could find in the library or bookstore was satisfying my craving. I found stories here that rival published authors for depth, complexity and skill. Amateurs, like me.
I was inspired to try my hand and now I have fanfictions of my own up for public consumption. It's both exciting and scary, and I'm still in awe. I'm always open to comments and suggestions on ways to improve my stories and my writing. From letting me know about typos and formatting errors, to pointing out plot holes and canonical errors, I say "Bring it."
Visit me on my LiveJournal site (etrix [dot] livejournal [dot] com) and on Archive of Our Own (archiveofourown [dot] org /users /etrix). I have more stories on those sites than I do here as some violate the ToS/Ratings of ff.net. Plus AO3 offers alternate formats for use with your eReaders (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, HTML). Maybe I'll see you there. =]
"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." - Walter Cronkite
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