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[personal profile] holdouttrout
I think sometimes, when I start writing in a fandom, I start by writing fic that is almost meta. It's like I'm trying the characters out, seeing how the relationships that I see inside my head comes out on paper.

It's also often wish-fulfillment fic.

Not that this is coming up now for any particular reason or anything.

(As a side note, I sort of wish that it was still that time in my life when I didn't even *think* to look at articles about actors, or see quotes from them, or ridiculously cute set photos. I think that stuff gets in the way of my pure and unadulterated shipping. /grumpy old fan moment)

Date: 2013-06-20 02:07 am (UTC)
ziparumpazoo: Tree covered in pink frost (Default)
From: [personal profile] ziparumpazoo
(As a side note, I sort of wish that it was still that time in my life when I didn't even *think* to look at articles about actors, or see quotes from them, or ridiculously cute set photos. I think that stuff gets in the way of my pure and unadulterated shipping. /grumpy old fan moment)

I find I enjoy something more when I'm oblivious about the actors and all the rest of it too, especially the 'behind-the-scenes' photos. I find that I start looking for the cracks and trying to figure out how they put it all together instead of just enjoying the finished product.

Date: 2013-06-22 01:19 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I like the behind-the-scenes stuff to a point, but... yeah. Sometimes it just destroys the magic!

Date: 2013-06-20 06:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pepper-field.livejournal.com
That's my favourite way of reading (and writing) meta. I think some of the most interesting stuff comes out of that initial burst of thought. Once you (generic 'you') start tapping into the fandom hive mind, things change. I do love fanon - I love having that mass brainspace, and the fic tends to be more 'in character' - but it can be hard to write that thing you really want to happen when you've already read half a dozen fics that have done something similar.

Date: 2013-06-22 01:19 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Yes! Although right now what I REALLY want to write I want to write partly because I haven't seen it DONE. I want to see it done! I just... can't do it yet, because I don't have enough of a handle on it.

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