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... is that if one of your favorite authors suddenly posts a dozen stories for a fandom you don't follow, you will still get a dozen e-mail messages.

Which leads to whiplash of anticipation as you breathlessly scan the message contents and discover that no, you don't actually have a dozen new stories in your favorite fandom.

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theskywasblue
May. 6th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Ehheheh...something tells me I know who you are talking about...
chomiji
May. 6th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)

Hee ... well, it says far more about me and my castles in the air than its does about that author!

XD

And you know that if it had really been a dozen Saiyuki stories, I would have had to site down right then and read them all at once ...



Edited at 2011-05-06 02:42 am (UTC)
theskywasblue
May. 6th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Actually it says that that author is really bad at keeping her Ao3 updated in a timely fashion and has to do it all at once when she realizes she's ten stories behind....

I will have to brush up on my Saiyuki pretty quick here before 7thnight rolls around...so you could maybe make a request.
chomiji
May. 6th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)

You mean, a request before the next 7th night thing so you can brush up? 'Cause I don't know whether I want to join that challenge. (Too many people I don't know well, and you have to write smut for them. I would write smut for you, or vom_marlowe, or kis, or any of our usual crowd, and of course smilla, but it's a little scary with people I don't know.)

theskywasblue
May. 6th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Yes, I mean a non-7thnight prompt, so I can brush up. If you like (you don't have to, of course).

It is sort of intimidating sometimes, I will admit, to do the challenges, but I have always had a really good time.
chomiji
May. 7th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)

Let me see if I can come up with something of a prompt (or probably a couple or three prompts) this weekend.

I actually went over to 7thnight to see whether I wanted to consider signing up ... and the word count chased me right out. I have 83 stories in AO3 currently, and of those, only three - three! - are 7,500 words or over! Cripes, Yuletide only requires 1,000!

So much for my ever participating in that ... .

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chomiji
May. 7th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)

What I'm starting to plot out for smilla for help_japan will be AU and maybe that long, but that's for my imouto-chan, who is my main partner in crime! I don't know whether I could do that one demand for (possibly) someone I didn't know.

smillaraaq
May. 7th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Eeee, are you still thinking seriously of the s----e thing, then? *bounces* (I need to make some more aquatic/oceanic icons, damnit...)
chomiji
May. 7th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)

When I start having yeah bazillion vignettes and scenes in my head, it's probably safe to say that I could write something. I think I want to do a rough summary/outine thingie for you first, like I used to do for sanada with SDK, so I don't lose the bits.

smillaraaq
May. 7th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
*incoherent high-pitched squealing*

Are you interested in any random Cool Bits I have related to this theme/setting? You are of course totally free to ignore any of them that don't work with your existing ideas, I'll only fire away if you think they might give you some extra spark.

And you know any random outlining/meta/summarizing you want to do is fine by me. :)
theskywasblue
May. 7th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
You'll be surprised how easy it is to get up to 7,500 - really!
chomiji
May. 7th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)

So why are almost none of mine anywhere near that long? It's true that my two longest are Saiyuki, but the combination of writing smut for someone I may not know and having to come up with 7,500 words of it is too much for me, at least for now.

And it has to be really smutty. In springkink, for example, you can do a friendship fic if you really can't hack the smut. (Also, you pick your prompts there, instead of having them assigned. Same with Kink Memes.)

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misura
May. 7th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
I'm still only up to F in uploading my old-ish stuff, so I sincerely hope I don't have any subscribers. ^^;

Also, for some of my smaller fandoms, I'm kind of hoping it'll become possible to subscribe to fandoms. Like, get an e-mail whenever someone posts a new work for fandom X.
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