Author has written 10 stories for Warcraft, Harry Potter, Firefly, Skies of Arcadia, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Web Shows, StarCraft, Twilight, Stargate: SG-1, Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ, and Worm.
once said that as writers, our job is harder than God's.
In real life, no matter how unlikely anything is, if it really happens we do not question. Our credulity is not stretched to the breaking point, causing us to stop participating in the world and go looking for another one that is more convincing. Thus, God can work with the most mind-bending coincidences, far-fetched plot devices, and perverse dramatic ironies, never giving a moment's thought to whether or not his audience will buy it.
We do not have that luxury.
Welcome to my profile. I am currently a 24-year-old male living on my own in a minuscule town in California halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. I am a devoted storycrafter, and always hold quality above quantity, though I often wish I were more prolific. I love Warcraft, take an interest in a wide variety of other franchises, and am hopelessly addicted to TvTropes.
Sometimes, even though you're looking straight at something, you don't realize what you're looking at until you happen to ask exactly the right question.
Link to TvTropes page for Forever After Earth -
Link to TvTropes page for From the Flame to the Spark -
Things that give me a sad:
Someone ends a scene or a chapter with a character telling us, the readers, that something is "interesting" or going to get "interesting" in lieu of something interesting actually happening. I cringe every time this happens.
Someone posts a review that is not even a full sentence. It's hard to stay motivated to keep writing when this happens to me, and it annoys me on other people's stories too.
Crossovers that spend their entire first act harping on the fact that they're crossovers by pointing out inconsistencies between the two settings, when in the context of the story, the two continuities have existed in the same universe all along.
Copouts that handwave magic as having "no rational explanation" as though the setting runs on dream-logic when it obviously doesn't and the actual explanation isn't even that complicated. Especially when paired with the above.
Fics that have an interesting premise, but waste the readers time and spend the majority of their wordcount going nowhere.
Fight scenes or sex scenes (or any scenes, really) that drag on in repetitiveness, redundancy, and/or extraneous details to the point that they don't so much capture the imagination as micromanage it.
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