josie: (tw | derek/stiles)
josie ([personal profile] josie) wrote2013-03-13 06:53 pm

hey there!

Welcome new friendships! I'm afraid the first post you get treated to is one of a very serious matter, oh yes.

When fic goes bad and uses really obvious descriptors of a character in order to avoid referencing them by name more than once in a story


me: how does this happen EVERYWHERE

languisity: I don't know! but my soul dies a little every time i see it

me: the singer, the wizard, the frontman! the omega, the dark haired man
always the dark haired man

languisity: AHAHAGAAAAA


me: i'd love it if they used other specifics
why not the ac/dc shirt wearing teen
the brown shoed fellow
the incompetent alpha

languisity: lol
the heavily eyebrowed man
the mole-spotted teen
okay
someone has to write this

me: mole-spotted teen!
i think i ship him with the heavily eyebrowed man
or is it the incompetent alpha? i know! using both to describe one character will cease confusion of which character i am refering to!

languisity: the incompetent heavily eyebrowed alpha!

me: starring the other dark haired who might be the protagonist of the actual show but is inconsequential to their love so he'll be over there somewhere

languisity: haha
the muscley fool, you mean?

me: aren't they all?
i think i ship that one muscley fool with the other one

languisity: haha
yeah. okay. that would get confusing.

me: right? and now i want this in fic form
i wonder who mole-spotted teen will choose

languisity: definitely the incompetent eyebrowed alpha
it's meant to be or whatever.

me: incompespotted-molealphateen
ship name
rolls off the tongue

languisity: dead

me: revives
i think im gonna head to bed and dream dreams of unnamed but specifically described muscley werewolves
my work here is done

languisity: <3!!!!!!!!!!
sleep good!


And thus, I did. And it was horrifying. MUCSLEY SILHOUETTES OF WEREWOLVES EVERYWHERE
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[personal profile] cybercandy 2013-03-13 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I like to think that I've so far managed to avoid doing just that *checks fic*

I remember googling "how to write good fic" (or something like that) and it was mentioned a few times as something that you should avoid doing at all costs. I listened to that advice *checks fic again*, but a lot of writers didn't.

Hmmmm... muscley werewolves...
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[personal profile] onthehill 2013-03-14 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
*waves* this gave me the LOLs. Gundam Wing fiction is the WORST at this. 'The long-haired man', 'the Arabian boy' 'his blue orbs looked into the long-haired man's purple orbs' LOL ALWAYS WITH THE ORBS.
I have to admit though, I'm already pretty fond of the mole-spotted teen...
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Re: LOLOL

[personal profile] onthehill 2013-03-15 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
The incompetent heavily eyebrowed alpha gazed longingly into the braided man's purple orbs. The mole-spotted teen looked on disconsolately... :(
He needn't have worried, the arrow-wielding girl's affections were being drawn away from the muscley fool - attracted by the mole-spotted teen's potato-shaped head.
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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2013-03-15 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
Not in that fandom, but this sort of thing is so pervasive that most authors I know of have done it at least once (*cough* early fics, because descriptors are good! *cough* Thank goodness most learn how to descriptor properly! xD), and eventually your reaction choices boil down to "storm off in outraged huff" or "mock and lol".

I usually pick the second one. With lots of eyerolling. xD
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[personal profile] lucifuge5 2013-03-16 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
LOL LOL LOL! Ah, the good times of new-to-fandom!writers. XD!

Even though I'm not in the fandom, my capacity for fannish osmosis must be hardcore because it pinged as Teen Wolf before I got to 'the incompetent alpha'. *shakes head and guffaws*