I’m baking cinnamon pull-apart bread while listening to rolling thunder at my grandparents’ cottage on the Big Rideau Lake.
Imperfect Tense, chapter 14: In Which Squall Is Getting Real Tired of Everyone’s Shit
FF7/8 || R (violence, sexuality) || Seifer/Squall, Sephiroth/Cloud || WIP
"Well, we know it was Jenova, not Rinoa. Where do aliens make their HQ?" he mused aloud.
"The space bar?"
"Oh my gods.”
It h u r t s to say goodbye
Oh god, he was my light.
What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.
Laurie Penny, Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase (via moniquill)
So teal deer version: Corporate sources are pissed that the practice of folklore is still going strong.
Legit Tip #97
There are no more truly original ideas.
If you believe that your idea is 100% original, it’s not.
If you’re seeking a story idea that’s 100% original, give up. You won’t find one.
This doesn’t have to be the death knell in your writerly ambitions. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. It’s liberation.
Stop worrying about how to make your story original and focus on being open, honest, and above all interesting in your writing. The thing that will make your story original is you. You are the only one who can tell your story in the specific way that you want to tell it. Once you figure that out - and you figure out what it is that makes you (and therefore your writing) unique - then you’ll be able to create something fresh, exciting, and … dare I say it?
CLOUD STRIFE + Color Meme
ENJOY YOUR POWERS.