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 I usually have music on loop when I write, but it's always amused me that sometimes the song doesn't always match up with what I'm writing. Lol.

Like I'll listen to angry break up music while writing romantic fluff or stuff like that.

Or right now, I'm listening to an ego villain song via heavy metal cover (If you haven't heard Jonathan Young's cover of "Shiny" please listen) while attempting to write some romantic, angsty fic.

It matches a little better, but still.

There's no real end point to this, I'm just amused that heavy metal is what gets my fingers going to write what should be soft romance. XD
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It feels so weird to be done with a long fic. It's finished. Like. I haven't done that in ages. XD

It probably could have rambled on for a bit longer, but it's nice to say that A Mate's Worth is now finished with a final word count of 98k.

And now there's a void in my life.

Despite having more works in progress than I can count, none of them are filling that particular romance/fluff/drama niche that this fic did, so I'm struggling to come up with something to replace it that I can work on.

("This would be a good time to work on your original writing again," I hear a muse say. But I ignore it. In favor of continuing my bad life decisions and need for comments.)
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I saw a typo in one of my fics the other day, but it was in one of the ones I have crossposted multiple places. So I made a mental note to fix it later when I had the time to fix it everywhere (including in the master doc) but now I can't remember what fic it was in or where it was in.

*lies on side* I'm sure I'll find it later. And be in the same position where I can't update it. XD
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I love the chapter notes feature on AO3. It helps keep word counts accurate so long, rambling notes don't affect the count.

I also really like there's a separate story notes from the individual chapter notes.

Read more... )
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As I continue moving all my fanfiction over from FFnet to AO3, I'm realizing why I never did this before.

It's a lot of fanfiction. XD

On the bright side, I finally sucked it up & just started renaming One-Shot collections that never got past one story. Lol. I added a note with the original title & intent though, just in case someone goes looking for an old fic and doesn't find it.

Or clicks on what they think is a new fic. Same old.

In other news, my current AO3 Statistics page Word Count is (as of this post) 1,466,154 and I'm not even a third through my FFnet fics.

That is a lot. *whistles*
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I really, really need to stop staying up so late.

I miss sleep.

Or I should say, I need to learn to write down notes & quick plot points instead of staying up to write what's in my head as a finished product while it's still there because despite being happy with what I finish, I need sleep and it's getting to the point it's not worth it.

(Posting updates at odd hours of the morning isn't good for exposure either. Lol.)
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While I'm doing all this crossposting, I'm also trying to clean up my old fics on FFnet to make them a little more uniform (using the same system for notes on each page, making sure the line breaks are there since a lot were destroyed when FFnet updated their system a long while back and it removed all the symbols I had been using as line breaks).

And it's made me realize I get bothered by little things & anxiety continues to not be my friend.

Like one-shot collections. I'm staring at the next item on the list and it's a one-shot collection--with one work in it.

Part of me wants to rename it & post it as a proper one-shot, even if it's like 10 years later (I would note that I did it of course, on both AO3 and the original). 

But the archival part of my brain is "This is what you first posted it as, this is what it should stay."

The truth is, on FFnet, one-shot collections were a lot easier. I could group everything together nice and neatly in one place.

But on AO3, it's much more advantageous to split them all out into separate works due to tagging. Sort of. Like, I still enjoyed putting "Challenges" together in a single work/story (like when I did Huxloween) since they're related despite the different subjects...up until I remember series exist and would do the same thing but still keep all the one-shots to be neatly labeled with their own appropriate tags.

The end of this ramble is that I have this stuff organized in different ways and part of me wants to fix it but the other part is "Leave. It. Alone." Ultimately it'll probably bother me forever, but what can you do? XD

I'm feeling chatty today. So you get to see the ramble.
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I summed up my feelings on this entire mess on Twitter fairly well, but here's a paraphrased recap:

Since the Tumblr Purge began, I have seen:
  • Artists Disappear (Both SFW and NSFW)
  • The worst flagging system known to man hit everything but what it was intended to target.
  • People scared and hurt.
  • Bots thrive.
That last one ticks me off the most because I saw a literal uptick in Spam Bot followers and fake accounts after the Purge. It's infuriating.

The worst part of all of this is Tumblr already had content filtering. I used it. All the time. The issue with the site wasn't the adult content, it was bots not flagging their posts and having them show up in Safe Mode. 

I'm sure that there was an issue with illegal content as well, but that's the thing--it was illegal. You delete just that with an actual team of people who can look at the content for themselves.

But clearly that's too expensive, or something.

I am aware that much of this is a decision really based on ad revenue (not wanting to be near adult content) or their app store status, but it's still grating. They said the adult content would be allowed to stay and now they're taking that back. People are upset and rightfully so.

The end point, is that if Tumblr wants to make money, ads aren't the way to do it. Or at least not ads the way they're using it. All of this really makes me miss Project Wonderful. It was the only Ad distribution & revenue site that I adored because everything was submitted by artists, writers and content creators. I was proud to display ads for all of those things & I bought ads myself. It was great.

And of course there's the subscription model, which Dreamwidth and Deviant Art uses. Here's the thing, Tumblr: If I like your site, I'm happy to pay a little to help keep it running and so others can use it for free.

But I'm not happy with you right now.

I hope you have some common sense and take back the NSFW ban, but I doubt it.
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I need to remind myself that it's totally cool and normal to comment on old posts. I keep forgetting my old Journal days, but I seem to recall most of the activity being in the comments. XD

Each post is like it's own little mini forum full of life.

I think. I'm not actually sure what the etiquette is, but there's not much point to having an accurate tagging system if it doesn't encourage you to crawl through old posts and find content. XD

Speaking, I went through and organized my tags better to match the Dreamwidth system. :D
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 I just read an amazing Hawks/Endeavor series and I was only able to because the Author Orphaned it instead of deleting it.

Every time I see a "This has been deleted. Sorry!" message in my AO3 bookmarks I instantly regret that I didn't keep better notes in my bookmarks to figure out what fic was lost or that I didn't download a copy of it.

"Bad" fics, unfinished fics, great fics that were removed from peer pressure--I feel an ache in my chest every time I see one disappear. It always feels like such a loss to see stories and literature disappear, even if it only had one reader.

I've started to get better about saving copies of fanfics I really love, but there's such a long back log of bookmarks (on AO3 and my old internet browsers) that I'm not sure I'd ever get through all of them. Heh.

But for now, I'm thankful for the orphan account option and that I got to read an amazing series today. (Though I do regret that it doesn't create a separate Orphan account for each user. I want to read more of their stuff.)
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 As I'm sitting here wondering what to fill my Dreamwidth journal with, I realized that since it both is great for writing and inflicts a sense of nostalgia, I figured I should probably post links to my fanfics here with a few words about them. :P

I'm in the process of crossposting my fanfics from my Fanfiction.net site over to Archive of Our Own anyway, so I'll go ahead and mix it up with old and new stuff. (Typically I just post a link to the fanfic when I start it, I don't usually update with every chapter. You can subscribe on AO3 if you want that.)

And just for kicks, I'll probably include the original text to the posts I made over on Tumblr & will tag them accordingly.

I'll try to stick to one a day though so it doesn't entirely overrun everything else. ;D
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With the great Tumblr Purge and subsequent ban of Adult Content approaching on December 17, it became time to stop looking at Dreamwidth from afar and finally get an account.

Considering I remember when Dreamwidth was created and looking at it always gives me a smack in the face of nostalgia, it's almost surreal creating an account so late. However, as I've noticed people I care about coming here to post, I decided I wanted to follow.

It is a pleasure to be here and I look forward to blogging with you. :D

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