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I'm a nerd. I'm a husband and father. I'm an economist. I fucking love using ellipses far more than is healthy, and I really, really love the whole Jeff/Annie thing on Community. I write bad fan fiction on occasion, and I love interacting with people on here...seriously. Ask me anything you like. I crave your attention, almost to the degree that you may wonder if I've ever had any actual human interaction.
Anonymous asked: I know this isn't a question but I wanted to mention that your "overdescriptiveness" and wordiness actually makes your chapters phenomenal because I can literally think of them as episodes. Also, you are a much better writer than you give yourself credit. I know because I hate fanfiction and things of the sort because I don't think they are like the show they are trying to extend but I actually like yours to the point where Im asking when the next one comes out.
I’ll be straight forward. I’ll never turn my nose up at praise and encouragement. I’m half-tempted to start printing off pages of the nice things people say about my writing, or other aspects about me, and filling a silo with them, then going all Scrooge McDuck in his money bin in there.
It’d probably be easier to do with paper than coins anyway. Less chance of cracking my skull when I dive in.
As for my writing itself…I think I’m neither the best, nor the worst out there. But by always assuming that others won’t like it, I keep pushing myself to get better. Plus, it really doesn’t affect my self-esteem in a negative fashion, because *I* like my stories. I also read a lot of fan-fic (Well…JA fanfic…over and over) and I always read the reviews…see what audiences like, and what they don’t. There are people out there with the ability to take a single scene, just a handful of moments, and put together a marvelously descriptive narrative that really just brings that single scene to life.
That isn’t me. If you’ll bear my conceit, I think of my writing to be a bit more in the vein of Victor Hugo. Ever seen Les Mis? It’s amazing, isn’t it? Ever READ it? Ever read the unabridged version? I have. Do you remember the priest who lies for Valjean and gives him not only the candlesticks he’d already stolen, but a few other pieces? He has a backstory in the unabridged book. Do you remember Cosette’s father? Of course not…he’s never named in the musical. But he’s got a name, motivations, background, etc in the unabridged version (possibly the abridged…I went straight for the thickest copy I could find.)
Other people’s stories are like the musical. Beautiful, evocative, and concise. Mine are like the unabridged version…jamming EVERYTHING in there because that’s what I like. If others like it too, that’s awesome. But it definitely hampers the accessibility level.
On one final note…I swear, the next chapter will be here soon. I’m really dealing with a scene that I badly want to find a way to keep in, but feel might be kinda OOC. I’m trying to find a set precedent to justify it.
Anonymous asked: when does the next chapter of three months later come out?
It’s getting to a point where it’s ridiculously wordy, so I’m either going to have to get better at editing, split the chapter (which really solves nothing) or get better at writing, and realize that maybe overdescriptive CAN be bad, and brevity can be your friend.
It’s getting there though.