Author has written 4 stories for Naruto, and Elder Scroll series.
Hey, I'm Aista
I adore reading, I'm just not so good at the writing bit. As my favorites list attests I read in multiple fandoms. Additions have been made over a number of years which I think is an amusing commentary on my personality and maturity.
My view on Fanfiction?
Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couch bound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.
—Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011
“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
— Ira Glass
I promise to:
- Communicate in a courteous manner
- Review and give constructive criticism where deserved
- Refrain from posting useless crap on my profile
- Grow quality lemons
Beyond intellectual property issues (e.g., copyright and trademark), the plagiarist commits fraud. As a society, we're keenly interested in fairly assigning credit for ideas. Like many ethical problems, my main objection to plagiarism might not be moral outrage but my disgust at stupidity. Most things plagiarisable might be likened to a random drug test. Whether a final exam, a work of art etc the object says “This is a fair sample of who I am” as much as a drug free urine sample might say “This is representative of my drug free life.”
In short, it's not a good habit to get into. If you find yourself copying other writers on fanfiction (when you're not even getting any tangible benefit) what's to stop you plagiarising in university for grades?
'The Six Types of Reviewers' by MizSphinx.
Take a look at 'Critique: Best and worst reviews you have given or received'. An interesting discussion on reviewing and critiquing.
If you’re lazy in your summary I’ll assume you’re lazy in your writing.
Chat speak, spelling errors, ‘My summaries suck, just read’ and such gems as: ‘What happens if blah blah falls in love with blah blah?’ I don’t know will they spontaneously combust?
They're a symptom not a disease. Sigridhr makes some valid points in her essay:
VIRGINS (because I know sex ed will likely only ever be a radical Christian pro-abstinence class rife with scare tactics and usually equates to censorship of free speech in the US)
The hymen is external.
It is not up the vaginal canal by a few inches. It's not a portcullis halfway to the cervix! It's not a barrier up the valley, a logjam obstructing the path of the river of love, a dam in the reservoir of passion. IT IS NOT INSIDE ANYTHING. Even Lance Goddam Armstrong's LIVESTRONG website knows this: "A common misconception about the hymen is that it is inside the vagina. It is actually a mucous membrane that is part of the vulva, the external genital organs."
This is not Fifty Shades of Grey.
Why is this anatomical fallacy so prolific? He inches along, like you do, and feels some barrier? COME ON NOW. He wouldn't be able to inch into anything, much less feel a barrier of any sort once he was partially in because…. the hymen is external. I've read one of these scenes every time there's a virgin becoming devirginized, and it has to stop. There's too many. This has to stop. It's ridiculous. It's embarrassing. It's biologically incorrect, and insulting to boot. If romance is supposed to depict the female experience in every variety, and if we are supposed to believe these are, you know, HUMANS, everyone needs to quit getting basic biology so very, very wrong.
NOTE: This site has some of the most amazingly kind, creative (and more importantly) real people I have ever had the pleasure to interact with. FF.net has literally changed my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer, whether it be my meager one-shot offerings or my reviews. I wish you speedy writing and bright horizons!
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