Hello everyone! The main reason why I'm here is because I want to be a professional writer, but I don't know if I'm any good. I've never showed my writing to anybody but my friends before so I want an honest (but not mean) opinion on my work. I really want to know what the world thinks of my stuff. So if you could read the story I have up, that would be amazing. Thank you!
. . . Or at least, that's what I was going for. But nowadays I sort of what to use this as an escape from writing, which makes no sense, I know. XD I just feel like here, I don't have to make every perfect. I can write as terribly as I want and it would be okay and I wouldn't have to worry about it not being good enough or not being finished. You know what I mean? So I'll probably end up writing a lot of nonsensical things with characters I love just because why not? :P
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Actually, it's not SUPER important, I just wanted to let y'all now that I write fan fiction for myself. Basically, I just mean that I don't feel pushed to post a new chapter on a deadline or finish a story I'm not really interested in writing anymore just for you readers. Don't get me wrong - just like every writer, I love when you review or favorite or follow a story I've written. It's the biggest joy a writer can receive, and every time I get a new notification telling me someone liked my story I wanna dance around the room like my hearts in the clouds, I swear that's the honest truth. XD All the same, I want you to know that if you decide to read my fanfics, updating and finishing them depends entirely on my mood. I realize that it might annoy or unsatisfying you, and I'm sorry for that, which is why I'm writing this warning. I write for myself and no one else, and if you happen to enjoy what I write then I will skip through the halls with a smile (again, I swear that's true), but I won't feel pressured to finish something "on time". Sorry. Hope you read & enjoy!
So fandoms! Here ya go!
Psych (I'm completely obsessed now, I think about it every second of every day, it's awful XD),
Doctor Who (The thing I thought about every second of the day before I watched Psych - I also had a serious crush on David Tennant :3), Sherlock (Because it's BRILLIANT =D), Supernatural, Leverage, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis (Yes, I am a teenage girl and yes, I do own all the seasons on disk. It runs in the family, okay? XD)
Acchi Kocchi, Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Gakkougurashi! (or School Live), Made in Abyss, Toradora, One Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Your Lie in April, A Place Further Than the Universe, almost anything by Studio Ghibli, just to name a few. Seriously though I have like 80 shows or so completed and a bunch more on my plan-to-watch/currently watching lists, so just ask :P
Artemis Fowl, School for Good and Evil, Lunar Chronicles, anything by Wendy Mass, Gail Carson Levine, or Agatha Christie, Frankenstein (the original Mary Shelly one - omg it's so brilliant I'll fight you on this topic all day :P) Ranger's Apprentice, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and a loooot of others (I read TONS as a kid so I could go on for awhile probably)
Fav YouTubers (I'm their fans, so they count :P):
Lilly Singh (iiSuperwomanii), Thomas Sanders, Rhett & Link (Good Mythical Morning), Jazza (Draw with Jazza), Jaiden (Jaiden Animations), James (TheOdd1sOut), Jamie Jo (BananaJamana), Dogen (if you love Japan or are learning Japanese, you will LOVE him, he's hysterical :P).
I've seen a lot more, but these are the ones with soundtracks that I have on repeat so often that I know all the singing AND speaking parts haha XD Newsies (Jeremy Jordan OMGGGGG those acting skills though *fangirl hype*), Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Bandstand (maybe even one of my favorite MOVIES ever - it. was. AMAZING.), Psych: The Musical (idk if I mentioned how much I love that show already XD), Ultimate Storytime (have I also mentioned that Thomas Sanders is my favorite human being? Yes? Well I'm telling you again! XD), Into the Woods (Disney 2014 version), The Greatest Showman (which was an average-ish movie, but the songs get me HYPED =D), Hairspray is pretty fun, and if animated Disney movies count as musicals, then LITERALLY ALL OF THEM. (Seriously I'm a huuuge Disney nut :P)
Annnnnd Undertale was a great game~ Also I've played almost anything that has Mario, Lego or Pokemon in the title. They're just soooo addicting because I want to collect all the stuff XD
Jumping right to the point: REVIEWS. 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 a personal message. 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…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 am 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.
Thank you so much for reading, and please try to complete the 'mission' I have given you. With just a minute of your time, you could save a writer…so please,do it.
Because, my readers…
"Silence is truly deafening…"
I found this on my friend's profile and I was really moved. This is super true, guys! Please do everything you can for your fellow writers, you have no idea how much one little comment means to them!
So anyway, I've been rambling for quite awhile now and I think I should probably shut up now. I'm not even sure why I'm doing this. :P Bye now!