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Author has written 80 stories for South Park, Teen Titans, Total Drama series, Phineas and Ferb, House, M.D., Big Time Rush, Supernatural, A Separate Peace, Glee, iCarly, Battle Royale, and Outsiders.
Name: Poge or PimpedOutGreenEars, my real name is classified
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Tumblr Name: PimpedOutGreenEars (for Battle Royale fanfiction)
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Deviant Art Name: pimpedoutgreenears
Hello to anyone who's viewing my profile. I'm Pimpedoutgreenears (I don't know why I'm saying this because it's my pen name and it's stated up above, but just humor me), but Poge is good. There is no 'd' in my name. I say that because I've had people call me podge; there is no 'd' it's an acronym! Lol.
I mostly write slash, which is pretty obvious. I've only had a couple of fics that have involved het pairings, and only a few where a het couple was the main focus. It's not that I don't like het couples; I definitely do, I just tend to favor slash couples. I do think it's important for a slash writer to be able to write het, if not just for the sake of being versatile.
I prefer romance stories; no idea why, but I usually prefer one's that have plots. I love a good lemon every now and then, but I usually prefer the stories with plots. I often find myself sifting through sex scenes to find the dialogue. I like lemons with lots of dialogue; it kind of adds to it in my opinion. Plus after awhile they all get pretty generic, I give you props if you're original with a sex scene.
I think the whole point in writing fanfiction is to bend the story line and the line of what is acceptable. My goal is to take something and twist it to the point where it still makes sense and is plausible, while still being something that no one else thought of. It's something that's really important to me.
I love writing oneshots. I like being able to clear my head of thoughts while not having to worry about regular updates. I'm a busy person and I like the simplicity a oneshot gives me. I like being able to write down my whole idea and being finished in one chapter.
A little secret of mine is that I love it when people comment on my oneshots and tell me that they want more (No longer a secret). It's not that I will continue them because of it- in fact I probably won't. I just like hearing that people liked the idea :)
I love reviews, but I don't rely on them. I hate it when people say they won't update unless they get a certain number of reviews. Seriously? You'd better be one heck of a good writer. Reviews are awesome and they help motivate me. They help me know what people like and dislike about my writing. I like getting them, but I don't need them to make my story breathe. Plus if you review my story I take the time to look at your profile and see if you've written anything I'd be interested in reading and then reviewing (You should always return the favor!).
Also, I always read all of the reviews I get. I usually don't respond to them directly unless someone asks a question, but I always read them and love the input.
I can't spell. Spell check is my friend, but I only use it for story sake. My profile isn't spell checked and neither are my pm's.
That reminds me, if you want to pm me, then by all means do so. I don't mind talking! At least online. I hate talking on the phone. I mean awkward silences suck. Are you guys with me on that? I like to think I'm not the only person in the world who gets upset when a friend calls to talk. But I will mention I'm a little socially awkward, so don't expect much :)
I sometimes have to talk out dialogue for my stories. I hate when I do it and then realize that someone is home. They probably think I'm crazy.
I don't have much else to say writing wise. As for some more in depth info, I like Mountain Dew, Bowling for Soup, and Batman. I think Guitar Hero is better than Rock band, although I love and am awesome at both. I think the world would be a better place if Stephen Colbert was president, I'd also be happy if Donald Trump ran.
I'm in college and majoring in english and communication, but I want to be an author, or perhaps an alcoholic, although I don't drink. I just think I'd be good at it. I'm actually considering going to librarian school.
I love American Idol, Family Guy, and Glee; even though I don't write about them. Andrew Garcia is the best, no one can convince me otherwise. Brett L. (Red 'fro kid) got jipped, although I know he was really just a ginger siren. Ginger's have no soul. I think someday I will have to exterminate them, and it will be epic and make up an episode in my sitcom, maybe even a two-parter. One of my dreams is to start my own sitcom about my life where I basically over exaggerate all of my thoughts to make things interesting.
My best friends are all people I went to high school with; college didn't change that and I hope it never does.
I think Taylor Swift speaks the words of teenaged girls, whether they like her or not.
I think I am gangsta; accept it.
I have a hard knock life, but I suck it up. I expect everyone else to provide the same curtesea (Not even close to spelled correctly).
My friends think it's funny that I'm an English major who can't spell, I think their faces are funny.
I can spend hours debating politics, but I hate to. Why can't we all just agree that all politicians lie, and that they all pretty well suck?
I live by the song title of a Beatles song 'Let it Be'. I believe that the majority of things will work themselves out if you allow them to.
I like waffles with peanut butter on them.
I sometimes worry that my friends will stumble upon my profile and realize it's me.
I don't know why I prefer sleeping all day and staying up all night; it's the same amount of sleep.
It's not true unless it's facebook official.
Life is tough, and sucks a lot, but it's worth it. That's a fact.
What's coming next:
I'm working on 'The Sidelines Just Got Complicated'. I know I haven't updated it in a long time, but I am still thinking about it and have plans to update.
I am also writing 'Empty Apartment' at the moment. I'd say it's about half way finished.
After I finish 'The Sidelines Just Got Complicated' I will be writing a oneshot sequel, followed by another sequel. Lord help us I'll be writting this until I'm thirty. After that I don't know which story I'll pursue next. Of course in between these storys there is likly to be a few onshots, maybe a two, or three shot. What's important to remember is that this is just an outline of my plan; if I stuck to plans I'd still be neck deep in SP storys right now!
Up Coming Story Summaries:
'What Comes First' - Craig Tucker is a ladies man; more like a God! There's no girl he can't have, well, until you get Queen Bee, Bebe, into the mix. Bebe is not only sick of Craig treating the South Park girls like crap, but of getting ditched for Tweek. Now Bebe has a plan to make Craig choose- What comes first? Popularity and all the girls he can handle, or his coffee addicted best friend, Tweek Tweak. CraigxTweek
'21 Percent' - The dads of South Park hear that 21 percent of all teenaged boys are secretly gay. This of course cannot end well. Lots of pairings.
Phineas and Ferb
'Bending Until I break' - He likes to bend me to see if I'll break, to see if I'll deny him what he wants. I won't. I should, but I won't, because I love him even if it is wrong. PhineasxFerb
'Back to The City of Love' - Danville's French class takes a trip to Paris. Isabella tries to express her feelings to Phineas, Ferb tries to ignore his feelings in favor of being a ladies man, Buford and Baljeet ignore their feelings completely, and Phineas is just dealing with having romantic feelings at all. On top of that, Adyson wants to kiss Ferb under the Efle Tower, the whole class wants to cock-block Ferb, and Phineas just wants to learn a little French. PhineasxFerb, BufordxBaljeet. One-sided PhineasxIsabella, one-sided(kinda) FerbxAdyson, DjangoxIsabella(?).
'Irving's Friend Fiction'- Irving begins to tire of writing fanfiction for his favorite sci-fi movies. He's about to give up writing all together when he learns about 'friend fiction'. He's instantly in love with the idea and begins writing Phineas and Ferb friend fiction. All is well until his private friend fiction journal is read by someone it should have never been read by. Now the whole school knows about it. And Worse? They think it's all reality. Will Irving ever get back his heroes' respect? "Did you seriously think it was okay to write stories about me fucking my brother?" Yeah, probably not. PhineasxFerb.
'For Always, Forever' - Inspired by the song by Every Avenue. The gang has long since stopped hanging out when the high school principal asks, more like tells, Isabella to get the gang to write a song for graduation. Now the group is forced back together for the first time since seventh grade to write an inspirational song. Have they really grown too far apart to do it? PhineasxFerb.
Big Time Rush
'The Line' - There's always a line. This undrawn, but understood line that we can't cross. Some lines are drawn for us, others we make for ourselves. Everybody has a line, but what do you do when it's crossed? I don't know, but it seems like I'm going to find out. KendallxLogan
'In My Head' - Based on the song 'In My Head'. AU. Kendall is in a club in LA when he spots Logan trying to pick up ladies. Kendall goes over to help Logan, but in the end convinces him that it is better to just let Kendall show him how it's done. After the onenight stand Kendall and Logan meet again, and saying it's awkward doesn't even begin to cover it.
'I'll Always Be With You is an Understatement'- Logan Mitchell died in Kendall Knight's arms after the car crash- well, at least his body did. The very night of the crash Kendall started hearing Logan's voice. By the end of the night he knew that Logan had somehow entered his body. Now it's six months later. Six months of Kendall living in a mental hospital, six months of intensive therapy, and six months of his best friend living in his head. Now Kendall is home and just trying to live his life while keeping Logan a secret. Of course with two best friends, his sister, and mom around, that seems like an impossible task. Once he's found out he will do anything to prove he's not crazy- he'll do anything to prove that his best friend is in his head. Even if he's not sure himself if he believes that. All he knows is that if he can't convince his family and friends that Logan is with him, it's back to the mental hospital, with Logan as his closest company. KendallxLogan, JamesxCarlos
'Time Capsule' - Mrs. Knight receives a package in the mail that her neighbor dug up. As it turns out it's the time capsule that Logan and Kendall buried when they were four, before they met Carlos and James. In the capsule they find a letter and drawing that makes them remember just how much they love each other. KendallxLogan.
'Ski Trip'- Logan and Kendall are in different colleges, while Carlos is at the police academy, and James is a pop star still working for Gustovo. During spring break, Kendall invites Logan on a ski trip with him, his college hockey buddies, and his girlfriend. While on the trip Logan and Kendall deal with their sexual tension, as well as getting ready for their summer reunion concert. Logan must also expose Kendall's girlfriend for who she really is. KendallxLogan
'Secrets in the Grave'- At age 18 Logan dies and hopes to take some secrets with him. Carlos, his boyfriend of a year and a half, is crushed. But Kendall, his secret lover, can't help but be even more crushed, and he's not sure if he has a right to be. In life Kendall never doubted that Logan loved him more than Carlos, but in death he starts to question everything. KendallxLogan, CalrosxLogan
'Love Mega Bytes' - Noah's computer is destroyed and his only chance of fixing it is Cody. While Cody is at Noah's crazyness insues, but what do you expect with his stoner sister and rowdy twin brothers? CodyxNoah
'Addict' - People make fun of Tiger Woods because of his sex addiction. People say it's all a hoax, a way for him to redeem himself to his fans and his wife. And maybe it is. Maybe he is a liar and he isn't a sex addict. But to me it doesn't matter if he is or isn't, because I am one, and I can't control it. Hi, my name is Noah, and I'm a sex addict. NoahxCody.
'Slave of War' - AU. Noah is one of three princes in the kingdom of Wawanokwa under his father Chris McClaim. The princes, as well as the kingdom, are not known for their kindness. The family is in control of the nearby land Filmlotte, a once beautiful kingdom that is now being taxed to death by its capters. Cody is a citizen of Filmlotte, who has been planning a revolt. When he is captured he is sent to Noah as a love slave for punishment. Little does anyone know, Noah is actually helping Cody's cause and has been sending his lovers to form a revolution army. When Noah and Cody meet feelings fly and the boys are sent on a wild adventure to save the kingdom from King McClaim and maybe experience some love in a way they never thought possible. NoahxCody.
'The OOC Fanfiction Club' - When male movie and TV co-stars start dying together with no explanation Sam and Dean decide to investigate. Their search eventually leads them to the OOC Fanfiction Club, a club dedicated to slashing guys in an out of character way. As the guys track down different members they find out that the club is actually slashing together book characters, some just happening to have been made into TV shows and movies. The scary part? Supernatural is the clubs next writing project. DeanxSam.
'He's kind of like Bathsheba' - Have you ever heard that old Bible story about David and Bathsheba? You know, he saw her taking a bath and was really into her? Well, this is kind of like that. Well, minus the whole boy in the shower thing. ShinjixYutaka.
'For me you'll always be...' - 'Inspired by the song Dancing Away With my Heart' The class meets up for their 5 year reunion. Everything is normal until Shinji shows up engaged to a woman that Yutaka can't help but feel is pure evil. There are many questions to be answered, like why hasn't Shinji seen his friends in 5 years, why is he marrying a woman he seems to hate, and what exactly did the night he spent with Yutaka before he left mean? ShinjixYutaka.
'Joyride' - Through unexpected and unbelievable circumstances Shinji ends up switching bodies with Sho. Shinji just wants his body back, but Sho kind of likes the idea of taking the Third Man's body for a spin. Afterall, it's not everyday you can be in your crushes body. Shinji has to figure out how to switch them back before Sho completely ruins his life. One-sided ShoxShinji, ShinjixYutaka.
'The Fantasy Book' - The girls of class 3-B discover that they like slash. A lot. This leads them to writing sexualized stories about the boys in their class. They keep the stories in what they dub as 'The Fantasy Book' in the girls locker room, where they can leave comments on each others works and have discussions about their favorite pairings. When the boys find it all hell breaks loose as the boys are forced to learn about slash, pairings, lemons, ukes, and semes. The boys are also forced to take a closer look into some of their strongest friendships and see if friendship is all that's really there. Also, who's the chick calling herself 'Reality Girl' who seems to be so aware of how out of character all of the stories are? Lots of pairings.
'Fifty Shades of Why the Heck did I Agree to This' - When I started developing feelings for Shinji I never expected anything to come of them. I seriously didn't. He was my best friend and that was good enough. Besides, the older we got the more sex obsessed he became; why would be be interested in poor virginal me? Of course life has a way of never going the way I think it will. I totally didn't expect him to entertain my feelings, and I definitely didn't expect him to make me sign some weird-ass, kinky sex contract. But now that it's all happened? Well, I just keep asking myself why the heck I agreed to this. ShinjixYutaka.
'Sadie Hawkins Dance' - Lightly based on the song by Relient K. Yukie plans a Sadie Hawkins dance for the kids of Class-B. Instead of being the great dance she hopes, it turns into a mess. Yoshitoki wants to get asked by Noriko, who wants to go with Shuya, who's been asked by so many girls and feels bad rejecting any of them. Hiroki is also dealing with trouble as he debates trying to get Kayoko to ask him or just going with Takako as friends. Meanwhile Shinji is having issues as he struggles with wanting Yutaka to ask him to the dance.
'Padiddle' - It's a long trip to the spring break destination, so the gang (Shuya, Yoshitoki, Shinji, Yutaka, Hiroki, Takako, Yukie, Noriko, and Chisato) plays padiddle. This would be fine if Yutaka didn't end up naked on Shinji's lap. ShinjixYutaka.
'There Be Lions' - Shuya and Hirono come back from winter break in a relationship that sets the basis for an all out war among class 3-B. It's simple, neutrals and gang kids don't mix. Of course, maybe the kids will come together to find just how wrong they are. Also, Shinji compares it to Romeo and Juliet, not that Yutaka or anyone else knows what he's talking about. ShuyaxHirono, MitsuruxIzumi, RyuheixHirono, ShinjixYutaka, and more onesided pairings than your body can handle.
'The Red String of Fate' - All Yoshitoki really wants to do is find love- and he thinks he has found it in Noriko. But when he wishes people could know who their soul mates are things go haywire. Suddenly pairs are tied together by a red string, one that only he can see. What do you do when one of your friends is with the wrong girl? What do you say when two of your friends are tied together? And most importantly, what do you do when your best friend is tied to the girl you love? Do you learn to accept fate or do you fight it? YoshitokixNorikoxShuya, TakakoxHirokixKayoko, ShinjixYutaka.
'A Week to Hit The Fan' - In the course of a week I've managed to get kissed by all six of my best friends. I never thought this would happen. Heck, I don't think I even wanted it to. I thought I was just the gangs pet, and now I don't know what to do. I better figure it out though, I can only keep this a secret for so long. JohnnyxGang.
-More summaries coming soon! Stay posted!
Fanart: (Take the space out from in front of com)
Red Rocket Racer: http://farm3.static.flickr. com/2685/4537696799_2b62431205_b.jpg From Rin
Birthday gift: http://farm5.static.flickr. com/4063/4537571571_a88206bcfe_o.gif
Author Survey thingy!
1. How about a brief introduction of yourself?
I go by pimpedoutgreenears or poge. For anyone who's curious the name came when I was really into Teen Titans. I was thinking of what Beastboy would use as a screen name for a story I wanted to write (Titans online) and I came up with the name. The name didn't make it in my story, but it did become my user name.
2. Fabulous! And what got you started into fanfiction to begin with?
Actually my sister. She and her friends were really into Quizzila and she introduced me to some fics. I actually started with completly OC storys, but later got into Harry Potter fics.
3. I see, so what type of fanfiction do you like to write?
I typically write humor/romance stories. But of course I've written some other things: lemons, angst, and some sad stuff.
4. Do you tend to write the same pairings/characters? Or are you a fandom whore?
Well that depends heavily on the fandom. For example in the Teen Titans fandom I wrote Raven/Beastboy and Starfire/Robin. Those pairings never changed and I wouldn't pair them with anyone else. However in, say, Total Drama I will pair Noah with a variety of people. Usually the size of the shows cast plays a big roll. If there are a lot of characters to play with then different pairings will arise.
5. What is your most popular fanfic at the moment and why do you think people like it so much?
'Playing Pretend Just Got a Lot Gayer' is by far. I'd say it's gained as much popularity as it has for a few reasons. For one it was a new idea to the fandom. While in a South Park fanfic the idea might have been similar to someone else's, nothing like it had been used before in the slash realm of TD fics. Another reason is the pairing. Even though Noah/Cody is the most popular slash pairing in TD there still isn't that much of it so when fans see a fic they tend to get excited. The third reason is the length. It's a relatively long fic; it's had time to pick up fans. I'd also like to think that my writing was good in it :D
6. Forget other people, what is the fanfic you've written that you're most proud of?
'Empty Apartment'. It's not done yet, but I already know that it's my favorite. It's the biggest project I've ever taken on. It's not just long, but the story line is difficult. I've had to really think to make the time line work and make it believable. I've also done a lot of world binding since it's AU. I just really love where it's going, and I can't wait until I have a finished project.
7. Do you find writing easy? Hard? What are the most difficult aspects of writing you struggle with?
I have to be in the right mood. If I'm in the mood to write I can do it for hours. The hardest part of writing is getting started. Once I start the story or chapter things usually go smoothly, unless I get stuck in where to go next. Of course that doesn't usually happen, I usually know the basics of where I'm taking the fic. I also struggle with spelling, thank God for betas and spell check!
8. Write a few sentences or so of your favorite pairing or character.
"Noah, why do people say the moon's made of cheese?" Cody asks curiously.
"So that astronauts will go into space willingly." Noah says with his voice dripping in sarcasm.
"Really? I never knew that!"
"...Cody, you're a idiot."
9. Are there any fanfiction trends/cliches you can't stand or are just sick off?
Send in your characters for my story! fics, OC's being main characters, and characters being so OOC character that the only quality they share with the actual character is their name.
10. Are you guilty of any of the fanfiction trends/cliches you now hate? Or any other ones?
I've never written any of those things, but I did submit characters for apps when the idea of sending in characters first came about.
11. What was the first fandom you wrote for? Do you still like/participate in it?
Technically Harry Potter. But none of those stories are still around. Well, actually I still have one of them (HerminonexDraco), but it will (probably) never be uploaded. Every once in awhile I read some fics. FredxGoerge, now that's what I call good twincest!
12. Name your OTPs or most frequently written pairings/characters and explain what it is about them you love to write.
Oh geez, okay.
Cody/Noah- I don't even know what it is about them that makes me love them together. It's probably the way they balance each other out perfectly, not to mention I love the interaction between them in the show. It's not like they talk constantly, but when they do I love it. I also love that the ear kiss happened, not to mention the cuddling during Celebrity manhunt.
Craig/Tweek- Let's be honest, not much is known about either character on the show. But from what is known I love it. Tweek is so afraid of everything and needs someone to take care of him, while Craig is the uncaring, easily annoyed, badass who needs a purpose-like Tweek. They are just great to pair together and there's no limit on ideas with them.
House/Chase- I know it's weird. Actually when I first thought about it I was like, 'am I really gonna go there?'. Well to answer that question I went there. I guess I just see Chase's father situation and the way House sometimes tries to fill the hole and that leads to other thoughts. Like, can it go farther than that? How far can I push the relationship between them and not be completely OOC? Actually this is how a lot of my favorite pairings appear, lol.
Logan/Kendall- I love them! The chemistry is just so there! I love best friend pairings. They're so close to one another that the line could so easily be crossed. Their body language also makes me love the couple; they're too close for normal teenage boys to be.
Raven/Beastboy- Seriously, doesn't everyone love at least one 'opposites attract' pairing? It's one of those things you can't even help. I paired them off the first time I saw the show, it just seems so natural. The show also gives me plenty of reasons to love them together (Why did they cancel it again?). Raven is the one who can comfort Beastboy no matter what, while Beastboy will do anything to make her smile. I also love the way that in a fight they always seem to have each others backs; it says a lot about them.
Phineas/Ferb- What can I say? They're adorable together. They just don't act like brothers or step-brothers. The way Phineas includes Ferb in everything just warms my blackhole of a heart. I also love the way that Ferb doesn't even have to speak for Phineas to know what he's thinking. I just see things being amazing when they get older.
Sam/Dean- I don't see this as a relationship that has been taking place all of their life. I see this as something that happens when all the crap becomes to much. It comes when they truly realize that they have no one else and can't ever have anyone else. For this to happen both brothers have to realize that it is impossible to have an outside relationship. Lisa and Ben have to be hurt in a way where they don't want Dean and Dean knows they're better off without them. Sam has to realize that Dean has always been right and that he has to put his trust in his brother and stop running away like twice every season. Then something really big has to happen to where the need for comfort is so great and they feel so screwed over that it doesn't matter what they do. Then they could form a relationship. This is one that isn't magical and happy. It's deep and complicated, but it would be the deepest form of love and desperation. Them together is like an art form. It's something powerful that you almost think you shouldn't look at. It's why I love it so much. Every part of the brother dynamic is amazing and desperate and just perfect.
Gene/Finny- I just don't know how anyone could read A Separate Peace, enjoy it, and not want these boys together. Finny loves Gene in such an innocent way, and expresses it in the best way possible in the time period. Meanwhile, Gene is in such denial of his sexuality and hates his feelings so much that it drives him to do crazy things. Although in the end I think his love wins out, even though the ending isn't exactly happy.
Damian/Hannah- Normally I wouldn't include a pairing from real life, but I have to. They were so cute on the Glee project, and I just wanted something to happen.
Shinji/Yutaka- I ship this so hard. I think they're great together in the book and manga (The movie means nothing to me) even though it really changes up their relationship in each. I just love how Shinji sticks with him even when he is a screw up. I also think Shinji doesn't even see it that way. I think Shinji sees the guy that would stick up for a puppy even if it got his face smashed it. And Yutaka sees Mim the way he needs to be seen. He thinks Shinji's awesome, but he's not jealous. I feel like he's the only one who can get Shinji to open up. Plus the fact that they can cry to each other says a lot.
Dally/Johnny- Dally didn't love anyone else. Johnny was all he had and I think it went deeper than feeling like they were brothers. Dally would rather die than live without him. Johnny looked up to him, Dally was his hero. I think if Dally admited that he loved him then Johnny would never look back.
13. What would you call your writing "style?"
...Uh, Pogese? lol. I don't really think I've reached that point yet. When I think writing style I think of the authors who when I read a story I know it's by them without looking. Their style is so distinct that I recognize it with no problem. I don't think I'm there yet. I'm still trying to play around with different POV's to figure out whether I write better in first or third person. Knowing my luck I'm a beast at second person and just don't realize it because I haven't written it since I did Harry Potter fics. ...Maybe I should try that.
14. Do you read other people's fanfics? If so, what do you find yourself reading the most?
Obviously! I read them all the time! It's a great way to get better at writing and it's entertaining. Not to mention if someone comments my stuff I typically check out theirs if they've written in a fandom I like. I mostly read the same type of stuff I write. Right now I'm really into Total Drama stories.
15. Name one thing you'd LOVE to write, but have been to afraid or shy to do.
Well, I'm not really afraid to write anything. I'm all for pushing the line in writing. 'Red Rocket Racer' is the perfect example of that (although at the time I didn't realize it), I mean it kinda had a hint of bestiality, lol. But the beginning of one of the fics I'm planning will probably be a little controversial, but that won't stop me from writing it. The only thing that stops me from writing a story is if I don't have the time or I know I won't finish it. If I post it, I'll finish it.
16. Do you have trouble taking criticism? Or worse yet, do you have the dreaded bloated ego?
Not at all! I actually ask for criticism. Nothing helps a persons writing get better like criticism; people tell you exactly what to work on! Recently I actually got some criticism from someone who told me chapters of 'Playing Pretend Just Got a Lot Gayer' were made up of too much dialogue and not enough description. And reading back they're right. I never would've noticed if they hadn't told me. Criticisms a good thing! As for flames I typically PM them to ask how I can improve the story. Maybe they're just being mean, but what's the harm in asking? Maybe they have a valid point. As for bloated ego, ha! You're kidding me, right? I know for a fact that my writing needs work and I'm willing to take others advise into consideration.
17. When you write, is there anything that helps? Music? Quiet room?
Typically my best writing occurs in silence, but if I get desperate I turn on my ipod. If the room is too quiet or too loud I can't concentrate. Or some times I have too many other things on my mind. When I put on familiar music it blocks out other sounds, while I can tune it out because I've heard it all before. It also distracts me from whatever I'm thinking about besides the story. Also on an occasion the music gives me an idea. However my best writing is done in the quiet, it flows better because I usually read it to myself out loud as I work.
18. What inspires you?
New episodes of the show I'm writing for. It gives me a chance to find new reasons to love the characters, while also giving me topic ideas.
19. Lastly, how would you sum up your fanfiction experiences and yourself as a writer?
It's made me a better writer. I do better at school and I've became better at spelling (I still spell terribly, mind you). It has also given me a creative outlet and a place where I can be a total perv and nobody will comment. I've also talked to some amazing people and writers which is amazing! Fanfiction has also given me something to do when I'm feeling down. As for suming me up as a writer? I just am. I write what I want and I go wherever I want with it. I'm all for bending the line, and that's how I have fun.
Favorite Couples(Favorite ship in the fandom is in italics) :
Least Favorite Couples:
OCxAnything that's not another OC
Any couples not mentioned are probably couples that I'll read, but that I don't jump up and down about, or throw things at the computer.
I will still read and give suggestions on stories with couples I don't like.
1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.
2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans... --
Things I hate:
OC's getting involved with a main character. Seriously, nobody cares about your OC's love life, and they don't want it polluting the MC's love life.
Characters acting OOC. That's just bad writing.
People flaming good writing because the writer used a pairing they didn't like. That has nothing to do with the story. I'd also like to know why you clicked on a story if you hated the pairing.
People giving good reviews to stories just because they like the pairing. Don't encourage bad writing.
Mpreg. Boys can't get pregnant. I'm all for bending a story line, but at least make things semi-possible.
People who won't write a new chapter until they get a certain amount of reviews. If that's your MO then don't write.
People who can't accept bad reviews, whether flames or critizism.
I'll add more later, 'til then.
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