Charles Winchester, you big softie, you!

Charles!!!! God, he’s the best!

Charles!!!! God, he’s the best!

That’s what scares me. 

And so it should, Hawkeye. 

I really liked this doctor and I think it was great to show the struggle that any man could have during the war. 

They often showed fun crazy people, or the soldiers acting crazy, but we didn’t see it affect the doctors or nurses as much. They occasionally showed the struggles they faced but it was mostly glossed over a little, and usually very quickly fixed. 

Anonymous SENT: WHY DOES NO ONE UPDATE THEIR FANFICTION. I'M ABOUT TO WRITE MY OWN FUCKING FANFICTION BECAUSE NOBODY UPDATES. *cries silently*

praxid:

auntheddy2001:

subversivegrrl:

engrprof:

joanhello2:

starrizlightning:

mildredandbobbin:

snapslikethis:

I am probably the wrong person to ask this, anon, because I don’t have much sympathy for this type of complaint.

I’m going to gently (but not too gently) correct the mistaken assumption you have that authors owe you fanfiction in what you perceive to be a timely manner.

Let me tell you, as a fanfiction author, that I wish I could give you all a new one-shot every other day and a multi-chap update every week.

I know many others who wish the same, but can’t.

Because, you know, we have lives.

Real lives. Like in the real world. With real commitments - school to graduate, jobs to go to, both of which we need our sleep for. We have families and boyfriends who demand (and deserve) our time and attention. We have sports teams we may be committed to, projects we’re involved in, or organizations we ally our time and resources with.

And sometimes, an author may have a free day and just wants to sleep in.

Because fanfiction writing is a hobby.

A cathartic and fun one, yes, but a hobby just the same. 

And as such, that hobby, therapeutic and fun though it may be, doesn’t get first priority. Or second. Or third. Or sometimes fourth.

I’ve known one author who basically left the fandom because of the pressure to update quickly and how aggravating that sense of entitlement, I know another who almost left, but didn’t, aun I see asks for the big fandom authors (Jules and BC) weekly asking when will you update? next chapter? how far along are you? spoilers?

For the most part, authors are all super gracious and kind. Because no fanfiction author is hoarding a completed chapter and deliberately withholding it to be mean. Readers are awesome and bringing happiness to someone else’s day-that’s the best compliment, right?

But to get an anon asking where in the hell the update is….that doesn’t help at all. It actually sucks the joy out of writing. And when there’s no joy, it usually—well, it usually sucks.

I’m not telling you how to feel about the subject, but really?

Please, do go write a fanfic. Come up with a plot or a concept, write a rough draft to flesh it out, edit it, maybe rewrite it, find a beta and send it to them, get it back, look at their suggested changes versus your suggested changes, edit it again, send it back to the beta again, maybe scratch entire scene or plotline,  make sure your characters are in character and saying and doing the things they ought to be doing in a way that makes sense and is also compelling to read. Do all that, and post them and maybe get no reviews, or bad reviews. And do it again anyway, because you enjoy doing it.

But you will very quickly see how long it takes—how involved the process can get—because most of the people I know want to want to post work they are proud of, work that takes effort, and can’t (and shouldn’t) be whipped up overnight.

In terms of word count-a hundred thousand words-which is what most multi-chapter fics are-those take real time authors, who do it for a living as their primary income, months and years to complete. And that’s with a fleshed out concept, dedicated time to complete it, and an editor to help the process along.

Your favorite author may be stressing about finals, or working on the third draft of a chapter that just isn’t coming together right, or god forbid, having a relaxing day in the sun.

Like that’s her choice and she will post it when she can and she probably wants it posted, too.

So patience, dear. Have some patience. And go write a oneshot.

You know what’s more encouraging to an author then ‘when’s the next chapter’ or ‘update quicker!’ - leaving positive feedback about what you liked about the last chapter or the story as a whole (be specific!) - because sometimes the author is having a long dark tea time of the soul and just seeing a reminder of what’s good about their story can help them remember why they were excited about writing the story in the first place, and feel enthused enough to get back into it.

image

Yes! Write your own! Give give positive feedback! It all builds the fandom.

Also, check out other fan fic writers. There are the few famous ones but I see others who write really well and have only a few hits, kudos, and comments.

It’s discouraging. So go comment, give kudos, and write your own!

Amen to all of this.

Also, to the OP - how do you think so many of us got into writing fanfic in the first place?

My dearest writers,
Thank you for the time, energy, and emotion you’ve invested in writing. Your talents are not wasted. I love and appreciate all ff-writers immensely.

I try really hard. At my most prolific, I was writing so fast I had to hold chapters back to keep an even pace. Lately, it’s been really difficult for me. But I always try my best. I feel really bad about how slow I am. I hate to think my latest fic will still be in progress when the new season begins. That just… well, it isn’t me. I like to do these things neatly… and it’s just not working anymore.

I’ve been busy doing other things recently and have found TWD very uninspiring.
However, I also found the fanbase uninspiring too. Because I don’t ship anyone, I have no group to go too for that (and shippers are always very supportive. In my younger writing days, I wrote all slash fanfiction because the slash yahoo group was more suportive than the regular group).
So even when I write a story that might ship a pairing, it’ll mostly get missed and substantial reviews are few and far between. 

Having said all that, a lot of the people who do bother to review write great reviews and always seem to get me and what I’m doing. 

I love writing and when I’m inspired, I can’t stop the ideas and can have multiple stories on the go, but when the muse isn’t in the mood… nothing. 

Anonymous SENT: WHY DOES NO ONE UPDATE THEIR FANFICTION. I'M ABOUT TO WRITE MY OWN FUCKING FANFICTION BECAUSE NOBODY UPDATES. *cries silently*

auntheddy2001:

subversivegrrl:

engrprof:

joanhello2:

starrizlightning:

mildredandbobbin:

snapslikethis:

I am probably the wrong person to ask this, anon, because I don’t have much sympathy for this type of complaint.

I’m going to gently (but not too gently) correct the mistaken assumption you have that authors owe you fanfiction in what you perceive to be a timely manner.

Let me tell you, as a fanfiction author, that I wish I could give you all a new one-shot every other day and a multi-chap update every week.

I know many others who wish the same, but can’t.

Because, you know, we have lives.

Real lives. Like in the real world. With real commitments - school to graduate, jobs to go to, both of which we need our sleep for. We have families and boyfriends who demand (and deserve) our time and attention. We have sports teams we may be committed to, projects we’re involved in, or organizations we ally our time and resources with.

And sometimes, an author may have a free day and just wants to sleep in.

Because fanfiction writing is a hobby.

A cathartic and fun one, yes, but a hobby just the same. 

And as such, that hobby, therapeutic and fun though it may be, doesn’t get first priority. Or second. Or third. Or sometimes fourth.

I’ve known one author who basically left the fandom because of the pressure to update quickly and how aggravating that sense of entitlement, I know another who almost left, but didn’t, aun I see asks for the big fandom authors (Jules and BC) weekly asking when will you update? next chapter? how far along are you? spoilers?

For the most part, authors are all super gracious and kind. Because no fanfiction author is hoarding a completed chapter and deliberately withholding it to be mean. Readers are awesome and bringing happiness to someone else’s day-that’s the best compliment, right?

But to get an anon asking where in the hell the update is….that doesn’t help at all. It actually sucks the joy out of writing. And when there’s no joy, it usually—well, it usually sucks.

I’m not telling you how to feel about the subject, but really?

Please, do go write a fanfic. Come up with a plot or a concept, write a rough draft to flesh it out, edit it, maybe rewrite it, find a beta and send it to them, get it back, look at their suggested changes versus your suggested changes, edit it again, send it back to the beta again, maybe scratch entire scene or plotline,  make sure your characters are in character and saying and doing the things they ought to be doing in a way that makes sense and is also compelling to read. Do all that, and post them and maybe get no reviews, or bad reviews. And do it again anyway, because you enjoy doing it.

But you will very quickly see how long it takes—how involved the process can get—because most of the people I know want to want to post work they are proud of, work that takes effort, and can’t (and shouldn’t) be whipped up overnight.

In terms of word count-a hundred thousand words-which is what most multi-chapter fics are-those take real time authors, who do it for a living as their primary income, months and years to complete. And that’s with a fleshed out concept, dedicated time to complete it, and an editor to help the process along.

Your favorite author may be stressing about finals, or working on the third draft of a chapter that just isn’t coming together right, or god forbid, having a relaxing day in the sun.

Like that’s her choice and she will post it when she can and she probably wants it posted, too.

So patience, dear. Have some patience. And go write a oneshot.

You know what’s more encouraging to an author then ‘when’s the next chapter’ or ‘update quicker!’ - leaving positive feedback about what you liked about the last chapter or the story as a whole (be specific!) - because sometimes the author is having a long dark tea time of the soul and just seeing a reminder of what’s good about their story can help them remember why they were excited about writing the story in the first place, and feel enthused enough to get back into it.

image

Yes! Write your own! Give give positive feedback! It all builds the fandom.

Also, check out other fan fic writers. There are the few famous ones but I see others who write really well and have only a few hits, kudos, and comments.

It’s discouraging. So go comment, give kudos, and write your own!

Amen to all of this.

Also, to the OP - how do you think so many of us got into writing fanfic in the first place?

My dearest writers,
Thank you for the time, energy, and emotion you’ve invested in writing. Your talents are not wasted. I love and appreciate all ff-writers immensely.

normryl:

Okay here’s the stuff I’m getting rid of. 

There’s a dot system here. 

Red Dot- Free, just a postage charge. 
Green Dot- Make me an offer. Postage will also be charged. 
Blue Dots- Stuff I’ll throw in with Green dots. 

I want to be fair, so please, especially with the free stuff just ask for one thing, so that it’s fair. If there’s still bits left after a few days, I’ll be happy to send you more than one item. 

Anything I have made myself is free. Stuff I’ve paid for, I’m selling. Things that have been given to me, are free. 

Any questions about what things are, shoot them my way and I’ll answer them. Most of TWD but there’s a few random bits and pieces in there too. 
I’m literally going to just dump some of this stuff if I don’t get rid of it, especially the ponies I made. 

Oh the British, perfectly portrayed as usual!

Oh the British, perfectly portrayed as usual!

auntheddy2001 replied to your photoset

I confess. I shipped these two. She was tough and soft and competent and lovely.

He wasn’t good enough for her. He wasn’t good enough for most of the female characters on the show. He was just too selfish. But I think by the end of the show, he did realise he was majorly flawed as a human. 

I can’t help it, the stepped on a mine bit always makes me laugh. I think because the visual in my head is always her off skipping after her date makes it ridiculous to me. 

Hawkeye’s undignified rendition on Your the Tops, with his pants down on the table in the mess tent. Cast are having far too much fun here. 

The best thing Father Mulcahy has ever said, lol!

The best thing Father Mulcahy has ever said, lol!

Look at their adorable swamp-made Halloween costumes. 

Look at their adorable swamp-made Halloween costumes.