Author has written 2 stories for Walking Dead.
Hello. I am known as Bigby Wolf, but people more commonly know me as the Big Bad Wolf, and for a reason. I live in Fabletown, or as you mundies refer to it, New York City. A lot of popular folklore characters live here -- ah, fuck it, I'm not here to roleplay.
For reals now, let me introduce myself. I'm a simple guy whose age shall remain secret, and I have a big fondness towards writing The Walking Dead fanfiction. Been doing it for a while now, and I've tried other fandoms, but it just didn't work, so I guess I'll stick to this fandom. God, what else can I say? Uh...Travis x Beth is the best ship in the world. God, now that's a meme that grew way too big for its own good.
I don't read fanfiction a lot since it's hard to find some quality works, but if you're a writer who's struggling with reviews and you deem yourself worthy of an audience with the Wolf, let me know and I'll gladly give a glance over your story, although I hate Cluke, Nuke, and all the ridiculous pairings, so spare me the cancer.
If you got any questions at all just PM me and we'll talk (who the hell am I kidding, ain't nobody interested enough to PM me).
If y'all want a Discord channel about The Walking Dead that's dank as fuck, please restructure this link as if it were Frankenstein: discord dot gg /H6Z8GK9
For my story A New Day Gone Bye, I've created a character list: thebigbadwolf1fanfic dot freeforums dot net /thread /5 /twd-new-day-bye
The realm of fanfiction is full of toxicity and cancerous people. But throughout my time here, I've met some wonderful people, and I feel like I've built a reliable community and network with a multitude of amazing people. So I feel the need to shout out some pepes in this section of my profile.
TheDomdotCom is the first true pepe I met around these parts. All it took was me dropping a few words on his awesome story of his, and nowadays we have to put up with each other on a daily basis. He's been a great sport when it comes to providing me with amazing feedback on my story, and overall he was the first acquaintance I made on this website that actually lasted. And of course, thank you for sharing with the world your incredible talent. Please carry your story to an ending, I have to know if Steve will smash. Definitely check out his story, Living In A World Of Fiction, you won't regret it!
BHBrowne is another wonderful bloke who sips Earl Grey like a true Brit but is as polite as a Canadian. He's one of the kindest and nicest people I've met on this website - you're too pure for this dank-ass internet, Brownie! And not only he writes some of the best stories on this website (such as Trust Is Nothing But A Word and Secret Sisters), but he's taken a lot of his time out of his schedule to help me with my story. Really, I can't thank him enough for always being there for me, and being an awesome buddy. A true lad, he is. Cheers, mate!
A shoutout also goes to all those pepes I converse with, such as Screamin' Eagles and leafs nation. Eagles hasn't written much but he does seem to be good at it, so I'll definitely keep an eye out to see if he publishes anything. You probably have heard about leafs though, he's written a lot of stuff on this website, and boy, from what I've heard he makes some good shit.
And of course, a huge thanks to everyone who's ever read or reviewed my story, who might be too numerous to shoutout - you guys make this Wolf happy. But in particular, I want to give a gigantic, huge fucking thanks to ZombieGuy96. Throughout the course of two years and a half that I have been writing my biggest story, A New Day Gone Bye, a lot of people have come and went, but Zombie is that one true OG who reviewed each one of my chapters in the beginning, and to this day he is still giving me feedback. Zombie, I cannot thank you enough for you incredible dedication. Zombie's feedback is always very indepth and he covers every base in his reviews - I really get the feeling he's invested in my story, and that's priceless to me. Thanks so much for sticking around for so long and for always giving me the wonderful feedback you give - a chapter of mine is never fulfilled without your insight on it. He's also an incredible writer who has written a gargantuan story trilogy (No Going Back, Going To Ruin, Ruin To Redemption, and the two spin-offs, The Spoils Of War, 2000 Days) - and what's remarkable is that he's writing that shit from start to end, even though his long-ass project has over 150 chapters. Guy just doesn't tire. That's the persistance of a good writer.
This be where I talk 'bout my stories, yo.
THE WALKING DEAD:
Le Walter Surprise
"It's a quiet night in the Ski Lodge. Sarita is asleep. Matthew is out sightseeing. That means that Kenny and Walter are all alone. Walter has never been this nervous in his life. His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. Tonight, he's going to confess his love toward the Floridian man. Over some beans n' peaches. It's wrong, yes, it's cheating, but it's love."
Hehe, this, uh...this, uh, this story...yeah, you know that feeling when you get really fucking bored? Well, this is what happens to me. I end up writing gay-mance between Kenny and Walter. Please go read it, it's a work of beauty.
A New Day Gone Bye
"Lee Everett could never be prepared for what tomorrow had in store for him. When a strange infection turns people into cannibalistic monsters, Lee wakes up in the hospital from a coma after he gets stabbed by a mugger. He finds another patient, Rick Grimes, and the two discover that the world has forever been changed for the worse..."
My biggest project ever. It is a crossover between the game, the show and the comics. The story starts as Lee meets Rick at the hospital, and from then onwards, a long and carefully-woven tale unfolds. I plan to carry this story for as long as I can. I have to say, I am quite proud of all of the attention this story got - when you start out on this website, you never expect to grow "big", but now that this story has gotten hundreds of reviews and my name is a bit more known around these parts, it's just incredible. I feel so happy due to the support everybody as given me so far. A big thanks to all of those who enjoy my work!
Crossed Paths - COMING SOON
Another big story I'm working on behind the scenes, most likely to release several months from now. I wish to have a big chunk of it already written down and ready to be published before actually putting it out there. I'll keep details under wraps for now, but it will be a story abundant in elements from the three seasons of the game. The chapter count may vary betweent forty and sixty.
UPDATE: I have begun writing the story.
Unnamed Story - COMING SOON
So, in order to take a breather from The Walking Dead, I'll be working on a Fallout project, which will also be a bit lengthy. I have twenty-five chapters planned for it. For now, I will only reveal that the NCR and the Legion will both have a big role in it, including Lanius, and it will take place three years after an NCR victory at the Hoover Dam. Locations and characters, both familiar and new, will show up.
This be stories I like, yo.
Living In a World of Fiction, by TheDomDotCom
A lot of OC stories have an unlikeable original character and a cheesy story. Not this one. Here, we follow the story of Dominic, who finds himself in the world of The Walking Dead, and he knows everything that's going to happen. It gets more intriguing as the others suspect his predictions. See, this isn't just a boring OC story where the OC is badly fleshed out, who only drops a few lines and barely makes a difference aside from saving everyone who died in the most predictable and boring ways possible. Here, Dominic is a unique character who struggles a lot with his power and living in the new world, and sometimes, he can't always save everyone. The fact that he changes the present also prevents him from seeing the future, and as the story progresses further and we discover more about other time travelers and his power, the story becomes more interesting and mysterious, with that sci-fi touch that makes it so magical and original. The writing in itself is sheer beautiful and vivid, something close to a real writer. I would really recommend reading this.
RATING: 9 out of 10
Closure, by Rock 114
Rock 114 is a really talented author, but sadly he doesn't seem to write anymore. He has two other stories that I liked - FUBAR, which tells the story of a soldier in the start of the apocalypse, and Down By The River, which tells the tale of Roman's demise, but his best one is Closure. This four-chaptered story centers around Pete, Luke and Nick before they met up with the cabin group. One day, Pete and Luke come across Wayne, Nick's father, and a lot of conflict ensues. What's best about this story is that within a short span, Pete, Luke and Nick get some phenomenal character development, and everything is near perfect: the storytelling, the writing, the symbolism and the ending that reflects on the story and Pete's character arc as a whole.
RATING: 9 out of 10
Trust Is Nothing But A Word, by BHBrowne
Luke, Clementine and Jane have been surviving on their own for years now, but with Brownie's lead, we're taken on a journey as they stumble upon new people, and with them, new perils. Definitely a strong installment for Brownie's talented career, and it's just amazing how good his work is. The writing might seem so simple when you first look at it, but he doesn't need much to paint a vivid picture - that takes talent. Luke, Jane, Clementine, and the original characters get some amazing development - they change throughout the story - and the plot in itself is quite interesting. Nothing seems to overstay its welcome and Brownie expands the universe he creates with some magnificent beauty. I'd say his work is so amazing that it could be considered canon. Asides from a weak chapter and one or two questionable creative choices, this story is the best there can be out there. The fact that it's in a hiatus is quite crushing.
RATING: 8.75 out of 10
Secret Sisters, by BHBrowne
Oh, look, a second Brownie entry! Shouldn't surprise you, the guy has several stories and I'm sure every and each one of them will land on my wall. This time around, we follow Jane and Clementine after the latter shoots Kenny, and they backtrack to Howe's. Unlike his former story, there is little plot, aside from the latent goal of reaching Howe's. It's not what happens on the exterior that is interesting - we mostly just see Jane and Clem moving from one place to the other, doing survival things - but the interest resides on what goes inside the heads of our two characters. It's amazing how Brownie manages to delve so much into these characters' psychology. He's the one who's able to transport you inside a character's shoes. Don't read this if you're just searching for action - read this if you're searching for a slow-paced tale that explores the perspectives of Jane and Clementine after a life-wrecking event, and despite the circumstances, they just might be potential sisters to one another.
RATING: 7 out of 10
And Then The World Changed, by heidipoo
This story takes us to the start, and follows the story of Carlos and Sarah. Traversing a painful adaptation to the new world, they travel far away to try to find safety. The story unfolds with pleasant writing, and the original characters are quite likable, despite lacking that secret ingredient that brings them to life. Not perfect but makes for an enjoyable read.
RATING: 7 out of 10
The Obama Tales, by A Rock Obama
This one isn't TWD related but it's one of the funniest I've ever read. Here, we follow the adventures of Obama as he tries to defeat George Zimmerman, has a friendly competion with Putin and who doesn't pay attention to Mitt Romney-san.
RATING: 6.8 out of 10
As you may or may not know, BHBrowne is a recent writer to the fandom but he's quite the talented one! His latest story is called "Secret Sisters" and is a story that develops the relationship between Clementine and Jane after the events that took place in No Going Back. What really makes his talent stand out is that he brings characters like Jane, who had a bit of weak development in the game, to life in his stories.
They feel so much more human than they do in the games. They have thoughts, feelings and desires, and he actually got me to love Jane, a character I absolutely hated. One of his writing trademarks is his skill at writing at inner dialogue, something I'm a bit of a noob at, and I asked him for advice on it. His lengthy and indepth reply was so well-written and useful that I thought everybody should be able to hear his words of wisdom. So, if you want a few writing tips on how to write character thoughts and inner dialogue, you can find it below.
"With Secret Sisters, the way I approach it is I have something be the "trigger" for it. The flashback for Jaime's death, which in turn leads to a bunch of dialogue, only happens after Jane recalls the way she thought Clementine was going to die, and THAT in turn is caused by her seeing poor Clementine's gunshot wound. So before someone can really even start writing inner dialogue, in my mind, there needs to be a reason for it. Bonus marks if you can work some emotion into it, or maybe even a sad memory that the reader may - or may not - have seen before. Once you have the 'triggering moment', as I like to call it, the first step I take is writing a linking sentence, as it were, which subtly shows where this dialogue is coming from. Off the top of my head, the scene with Jane's inner thoughts on babies in the first chapter of Secret Sisters is a decent example of this, if I do say so myself.
'Jane looks to the liability - uhm, baby - curled up in Clementine's arms, and her brow furrows a little. She's quietly grateful it isn't vomiting everywhere, or crying, or ... doing whatever babies do.'
So the first sentence is the one which 'triggers' the dialogue, if you will. You have Jane looking at the baby. The next sentence, then, can be with inner dialogue - 'cause we've had the 'trigger'. So I chose to do a quick thought about how she feels towards the child - from this sentence we see Jane doesn't see the child as a person, and instead as just a thing that needs taken care of, and also that she - to put it lightly - views the codger in a negative light.
Now, with inner dialogue, it's kind of a tricky balance. If you were to write EVERYTHING a character thought, you could probably easily pound out a couple thousand words of drivel. Which we obviously don't want! But if we don't write enough, we get the exact opposite problem where the reader winds up asking "What was the point of that scene? What did we learn? Why did I just read that? Why am I asking all these questions?"
Following the last quote we had, I decided that it'd be helpful for later in the story to actually write something about Jane's perspective towards the baby. Without the trigger, and then the little follow up sentence, this'd come across really forced and wince-worthy, at least to me. (Not to say that my work isn't those things, but you know.)
'She's not an idiot. Jane understands why someone would bring a baby into the world they live in. Injecting a little bit of normality, of hope, into the world, she gets it. But she never wanted children in the old world, and she definitely doesn't want one now that dead people are coming back to life and eating people. Babies are just noisy things that can only be taken care of. They can't fight, they can't run - they can't even fucking talk. And yet, and yet -
So this is the meat of it, what we've been carefully building up to! The main thing I try to do with these is have a simple sentence to start it off, as it's a good way of establishing what you're trying to say with the inner dialogue at a quick glance. With this bit, we know that Jane can sympathise with why someone would want a child of their own, and that she's not just blissfully ignorant. Once you've got that bit done, the simple sentence establishing it, the other rule I have is try and keep it brief. In A Long Walk Home, I put in way too much detail into tiny thoughts which meant the square root of Jonathan Squat - also known as Jack Shit. With inner dialogue, I try to make the point and then hurry along. In Google Docs, using Verdana font size nine, I try to have no more than three or four lines of inner dialogue in a row where I can help it. Having a character get interrupted from their thoughts is a good way of cutting them off every now and then, but dialogue is a more natural way of doing it, in my mind.
The other thing I haven't mentioned yet is one that I think is really important - refer back to it. Especially with longer chapters. If you have a seventeen thousand word chapter, and have sixty-five words of inner dialogue, most people'll have forgotten them. A great way to make the dialogue relevant is to make a callback to it throughout. Again, without meaning to blow my own trumpet, the first chapter of Secret Sisters pulls this off quite well - at least, in my opinion. Jane's opinion of the baby gets mentioned a whole lot, but it's a good way of reminding the reader why they read the inner dialogue in the first place. Here are two examples that stick out to me as being ways of reminding the reader of the inner dialogue, without making it kind of 'hammy' in its execution.
'"Hmph, I'm pretty sure he's chucked up on you once or twice. I think I can still remember you yelling 'ew ew ew!'" she waves her hands slightly, a mocking gesture as she put on a higher tone of voice. "Just sayin'," the girl's nose wrinkles, and the woman takes on a triumphant look. Said look fades when the little girl holds out the baby for her. She hesitates, not wanting to hold the thing close to her. They're so… disgusting sounds about right.'
'"Uh -" a quick glance down at the baby, the infant, the brat, reveals he's still at the very least asleep. "I - uhm - I think so?"
"Could I hold him? Please?" Clementine's voice is nervous, for some reason, and Jane almost eagerly holds the baby out for the little girl.
"I didn't want him in the first place," she's not just referring to the current situation and, judging by the slight flash in Clementine's eyes, she recognises this.'
That's one of the biggest things about inner dialogue that a lot of people seem to sort of skip over - which is fine, whatever works for them, but in my opinion this really helps round the whole thing off. Again, bonus marks if you do it in such a way that the reader goes 'Ohhh I remember that!'
The obvious disclaimer is that inner dialogue works differently for every character. The way Lee thinks, for instance, is going to be far different from how Jane thinks about things. Lee would probably look at things more logically, with everyone in mind, whereas Jane - at least, how I've wrote her - mostly would be compartmentalising thoughts to make them easier to digest. The issue with inner dialogue, as well, is striking the balance between how a character thinks and what the reader wants to read. For example, again, a character like Jane probably thinks of Jaime a lot. Like, probably seventy to eight percent of the time. But a reader will only want to read that, at most, maybe three times before they roll their eyes and go 'Great, this again'. There's no 'one size fits all' solution to this problem - or, if there is, I haven't seen it - but that's kind of what makes this so fun!
As a final aside, with inner dialogue, I think the main thing is just to make sure it's in-character. I have read some stories where the inner dialogue of a character completely contradicts how they behave, and it's honestly so immersion breaking. I'd also advise you try to mask the 'process' more than how I've shown it. Making the 'trigger' more discreet works wonders, as it makes the inner dialogue seem more natural."
Wow. Well said, Brownie, well said.
SHIT I FIND ON FANFICTION.NET:
Writers- all of them, from famous authors to subtle FF writers- ALL depend on the feedback from our readers. Vision Dominican brought up an interesting albeit tragically true idea:
"Lack of reviews is the greatest killer of fan fic writers out there. We at the institute wish to let the public know of how they can pitch in to save our dying writers.
1) Drop a review every other chapter. It may not seem like much, but reviews are actually what many of us want to see. That, and hits. Hits do make us happy but we don't really know if people like our story or not.
2) Visit our author page. Those kind of hits really make us happy. It's where we showcase our entourage of friends, beta readers, and stories. Some of us even tidy up with set areas for upcoming story ideas and character bios.
3) Send an email. While normally I'd prefer a review, emails are just as good. Really, it warms my heart to communicate with another reader or writer."
What you call being "too lazy to review" is what we call "a flame to the pages" as the writers. That one minute or two that you felt "too lazy" to review is another minute of creeping discouragement that all writers feel as they begin to think...
"Why am I even here…?"
"What's even the point of continuing?"
"My skills must be terrible…no one cares for my story…"
"I'll never be a good writer...I quit."
These are only a few thoughts that go through every writer's head- that go through MY head- when we put out a chapter / story with all our heart and soul within, and we sit there…and sit…and wait…and not a single person says even a word.
If you're not a writer, you have NO IDEA how much that hurts…
If you ARE a writer, then I'm sure you know just how great it feels when someone is kind enough to leave a heartwarming and encouraging review, and you read it, smiling while thinking…"Wow…fuck...I did it…"
So, why not give fellow writers the same luxury here?
Too many times I've seen epic and utterly beautiful works of literary art fall to pieces before finally being abandoned due to the terrible discouragement that the lack of reviews can cause.
Sometimes, it is so severe that the very writer himself decides to quit, denying the world his skills of writing that I'm sure it would have deeply enjoyed.
Just one minute, that's all it takes. Just a few gentle taps of the fingers on your keyboard, a few seconds or so of your time, and your words can SAVE a writer from a dark demise.
Do me a favor: Go find a story, ANY story, anywhere here on Fanfic,net, and see if you can help it. If it has very little / no reviews at all, just check it out, and say whatever comes to mind.
And enjoy the thought in mind that you could have just SAVED that story, with just a few taps of the keyboard…
If you agree with what I have said then please copy and paste any part of this story you wish onto your profile. Modify it in any way you see fit; there is no need to use my exact words. You make it say what you want it to say.
So... With that being said: "REVIEWS ARE LOVE! SO LOVE ME!!!!!"