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I just have to RANT!

I recently saw a post on a site I love, a favorite author of some of the best fanfiction I've ever had the pleasure to read, and it sent me into orbit.  Not at the author, not at all, but at the entitlement and expectation of people who read this author's work, and then think they have the right to a) bitch about the content, b) insert their expectations, or c) be a general troll.

I'm always brought back to a favorite expression of my grandmother's, and it's something I'm sure EVERYONE has once heard.  "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all".   Now, this isn't true when it's concerning government, or services you pay for, but when it's something free, creative and you had no part in the genesis of?  Well, if it offends you or you don't like it then just close the page, and go away.  Write your own shit for self-amusement, exactly the way you want it.  Your spewed garbage isn't wanted, needed, or providing any sort of guidance or motivation. 

Want to know why No Competition hasn't been updated?  It's the demanding expectation riddled on Fanfiction.net that stops me from posting.  No sooner do I polish the chapters, then I get some email that just sets my hair on fire.   Honestly, I should just close my FFnet account.

Fanfiction is creative writing.  It's free to read.  It's free to write.  No one profits (well, expect some ego stroking), but overall, it's not a service you pay for.  Even if you donate to support a site, you're NOT paying for the fanfic.  You're paying for access.   

So, to all those readers out there that think they have the right to tell an author they don't like something, or they should write it differently -- no.  You don't like it, go away, write your own drivel.  

/ Rant officially over.

Happy 4th

Jul. 4th, 2017 07:47 pm
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 Wishing all my U.S. friends a wonderfully fun, happy, healthy and safe Independence Day!
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There is nothing quite like coming home, only to realize one of your tires is going flat. Especially when it's raining and going to continue raining for the next four days. Why couldn't this happen yesterday? Especially since yesterday was sunny and warm.

Clearly the Fourth wasn't with me today.
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I wonder if it's worth my time going through and posting my old BtVS fics. The fanfic I had up on slayerfanfic.com. I'd have to strip out the HTML, but that wouldn't be hard, just tedious. On the other hand, I'd like to think my writing has gotten more sophisticated since then, and maybe that older material might be too cringeworthy.
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It's far from over, but this is the last chapter drafted, and written on vacation. I have three more in outlines waiting for population, but I need to get back to No Competition badly.

Chapter Nine
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Chapter Eight - Lions and Tigers and Bears
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Chapter Seven
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Six: Custodial Arrangements
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Chapter Five
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Chapter Four: Explosions
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Chapter Three - Changes
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Chapter Two: Christopher and Winnie the Pooh!
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So, I've been wandering from No Competition a wee bit. (*cough*) On a recent vacation I watched Teen Wolf, and old NCIS episodes. And thus, while not a Teen Wolf fic, I do offer up a NCIS one.

Hormones and vacations are terrible and possibly tragic mixtures.

Synopsis: At a time when his life was falling apart around him, something big came into Tony DiNozzo's life and helped him refocus his personal life, his career, and his future. The trick was, how not to lose this too.

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evilgoddss: (Harry Potter)
Well, with all sorts of hurdles, repairs, events and just plain blahness... chapter nine is now in draft. By that I mean, I just took out 3000 words (that I wasn't happy with), and I'm now working on the spot I just killed.

However, for anyone's reading pleasure, here's a taste of chapter 9.
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No Competition: 8 - Part One - Dragons as pets. Not exactly recommended.
No Competition 8a )
evilgoddss: (Harry Potter)
Well. No, frankly.” Nott scratched his chin. “I can’t say I’ve heard anything bad at all, other than they are tiffed off with the Ministry and Dumbledore for sticking his long whiskered beard into things he ought not. I mean, unless you try to remove Potter from the neighborhood, it’s very ah.. darkly zen. Some of my mates and I theorize it’s to do with Potter. They’re all so focused on the boy, you see, that there’s no time for infighting. The wolves and hags can watch the Potter kid during the day, but the vampires take up night duty. And Merlin help the sod that makes Potter bleed a drop. They bought out two potioneers for all blood replenishers and healing pastes, one day. Because the kid fell off something called a bi-cycle? The lich has Potters relatives trussed up in runes. Overall, they are all very focused on the boy, and terribly protective.” Nott paused, thoughtfully. “You know, I suppose the Dementors moved in shortly after Potter went shopping for school supplies in Knockturn, just before his first year.” - Titus Nott, No Competition Pt 1
No Competition: 7 )

Gah

May. 9th, 2016 08:45 pm
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Over half a chapter written, and I'm just so darn tired... Not gonna get finished tonight, I'm afraid. Maybe tomorrow, if setup for the Annual General Meeting of my company isn't too onerous. Definitely nothing getting written Wednesday. I'll be a zombie by 4pm. Seriously. Zombie. There may be brains eaten.
evilgoddss: (Harry Potter)
It was a case of happy neighbors after that at Knockturn II -- err, Little Whinging. But that seems obvious doesn’t it? I mean, who was going to piss off a powerful three-thousand year old, tutored by the devil, lich? No one -- weeeeeell, there was a few small incidents at first. The... uh... vampires took exception to Potters relatives a few years back, and they would have killed them, but the lich got involved. Apparently, that’s when he became magical guardian to Potter. For the record, his relatives really didn’t like them, the vampires, I mean, and were antagonizing some of the vampires – something about their gardens being unnatural. I don’t get it. I mean, I’ve seen the nightblooms vampires use in the gardens, they are breathtaking, which is probably why they use them. Bottom line, though, vandalizing a vampire's garden is never a good idea, muggle or no.” Nott paused. “I digress, and I know you don’t like that. So, after the lich moved in, it was about this time that all the rest of the muggles, excluding Potters relatives, completely moved out. - T. Nott, No Competition part one

No Competition 6 )
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