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20 July 2009 @ 11:09 am
House Cleaning  
I miss Sci Fi's old logo/brand. ;_;

But anyway...

I deleted all but one of my stories from The Internet because they were boring and stupid.

List:
Iroh & Zuko
Katara And the Blue Spirit
In the Care of the Master
The Dragon's Song
Jeong Jeong & Me (Kinda liked this one because it was crackalicious, but whatever.)


If you've faved any of these stories on DA, ff.net, or here on lj, you might wanna clean out the dead links.  I would've deleted the stuff sooner if I didn't feel guilty about leaving people with dead links.  <-- Pretty much over that, obviously.  It's probably not a good idea to fav my stuff since I have a compulsion to delete it with extreme prejudice whenever I no longer want or need it.


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So I have this urge to write a story about the circumstances surrounding Piandao's defection, and what he did after he left the army, before he settled in his fancy castle in Shu Jing.  But I don't know how to develop it at the moment.
 
 
 
crystaldrake: bumi x jjcrystaldrake on July 20th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm having trouble thinking of ideas for Jeongdao week myself. All that crossing my mind is Crack Art! I haven't drew anything for years.

Only other idea wouldn't fit prompts or make sense because it deals with opposite characters. I don't think people want to read about OppositeJeongdao. Well, at least not yet.

I wish it was lotus slash week instead of just one pair from OWL. You know I got a thing for Bumi/JJ and Piandao/Pakku. :D
SCplushulala on July 20th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm having trouble thinking of ideas for Jeongdao week myself. All that crossing my mind is Crack Art! I haven't drew anything for years.

I've drawn a complete blank (no pun intended). When I try to think of something to write or even manip, nothing comes to mind.


Only other idea wouldn't fit prompts or make sense because it deals with opposite characters. I don't think people want to read about OppositeJeongdao. Well, at least not yet.

*lol* I do. XD


I wish it was lotus slash week instead of just one pair from OWL. You know I got a thing for Bumi/JJ and Piandao/Pakku. :D

After the buzz over the shipping weeks calms down, we should all try to organize this as a group. How many people actually write Piandao/Jeong Jeong? 3? 4? How many people write Pakku/Piandao? Uh... What about Bumi/Iroh or Pakku/Jeong Jeong? If we combine the weeks into one White Lotus Slash Fest, we'd do a better job of bringing everyone together and we'd have a stronger presence on the web for our celebration.

I love Piandao, but there's a reason I haven't started an lj or da comm for him: It's simply not sustainable because the interest for fans to participate long term is so low. Same reason why I've never myself proposed a shipping week for Piandao/anyone. Even a Fandom Woobie like Iroh doesn't get much attention these days. You have to put all those old OWL guys and their ships into one week or one event for it to make any kind of ripple throughout the fandom.

Even before I developed a fixation with Piandao, I had thought seriously about starting a comm for the Order where we could host their shipping weeks and kink memes. *lol* I'm surprised one doesn't already exist.
crystaldrake: Bottom's upcrystaldrake on July 20th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
That would be fun to have OWL community. :D

Lotus slash kink meme. :D (All I can think of is how my drabble challenge in rarepairavatar was a epic fail - everyone wants to request no one wants to write.)

I feel that avatar writing communities are dying all together. :(
SCplushulala on July 20th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
That would be fun to have OWL community. :D

Not sure if even an OWL comm is sustainable at this point. Although, if we had a small group of people who just wanted to kick back, I wouldn't mind if the thing only got posted in every once in a while.

Lotus slash kink meme. :D (All I can think of is how my drabble challenge in rarepairavatar was a epic fail - everyone wants to request no one wants to write.)

That's usually the problem with kink memes. :/ Only the really large ones have any real measure of success.

I feel that avatar writing communities are dying all together. :(

I could never join a writing comm. I'm way to critical and the way some people carry on in this fandom, like everything's a personal attack, I'd be at odds with people all day long. :/
crystaldrake: tough guycrystaldrake on July 20th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Small groups are more fun, usually. There a rare chance you get a person that ruins it for everyone.

I can think of four people (not including us) who probably join OWL comm. Dang I want to surround myself by lotus fans because they are the best. :D

I know why you not a fan of writing community - dear, that horrible drama someone tried to lay on me for my week 3 fic in avatar contest was terrible. They told me I never win .. lol. Seriously I don't write to win a contest that not entirely based off the fic - avatar contest is more of a popularity contest then fanfic contest.
SCplushulala on July 20th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Small groups are more fun, usually. There a rare chance you get a person that ruins it for everyone.

It only takes on person, though. :/

I can think of four people (not including us) who probably join OWL comm. Dang I want to surround myself by lotus fans because they are the best. :D

Well, let's see... There's us, and I'm pretty sure if we can pry DPAK away from ontd_st, she might join, maybe, uh... *lol* It'll be our little Magical Rainbow & Sparkles Club House on livejournal. *_____* Sounds kinda neat, actually. :)

I know why you not a fan of writing community - dear, that horrible drama someone tried to lay on me for my week 3 fic in avatar contest was terrible. They told me I never win .. lol. Seriously I don't write to win a contest that not entirely based off the fic - avatar contest is more of a popularity contest then fanfic contest.

Wut? Someone told you you never win? Was that suppose to be a helpful comment?

I've never written for this contest. Aren't the submissions anon until the winners are announced? But, you're right. If the submissions are known, then the whole thing becomes a popularity contest. Even if you submit to a "so-called" feedback comm, you still run the risk of fics getting praised or criticized for the wrong reasons which is why I never involve myself in these types of comms. I only want honest feedback based on my work rather than whether or not someone likes me as a person. That defeats the purpose of having a comm set aside to help people become better at their crafts.
crystaldrake: Bottom's upcrystaldrake on July 20th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, person who told me i never win was in a pm since reviewing in such a way was against to rules. *shrug*

Well, I figured the person was just using a troll account because of they were too ashamed to show who they really were.

I wish avatar contest was anon until winner was revealed but it's not.

****
OMG can't stop thinking of JJ being the bicycle of OWL and cracky art for it.

I wondered what my husband think if I started drawing JJ slash art?
SCplushulala on July 20th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, person who told me i never win was in a pm since reviewing in such a way was against to rules. *shrug*

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :/

OMG can't stop thinking of JJ being the bicycle of OWL and cracky art for it.

I'm just trying to figure out how JJ and Pakku would get along. I think they might actually end up killing one another.

I wondered what my husband think if I started drawing JJ slash art?

Go ask him. XD
crystaldrake: bumi x jjcrystaldrake on July 21st, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Haha so I asked my husband about the fan art but not exactly told him it was slash art. XD

I asked him if I could use his jack-in-a-box joke as inspiration for avatar art.

He laughed and asked what character.

I said Bumi.

He was what? no Iroh?

I guess he surprise my mind isn't always thinking of Iroh. Especially after he told me that my mirror etchings were cool and needed a entire wall of them. I told it might take me time to design that many Iroh mirror etchings. :D

DPAK: Cid sees what you did therebanditjoeykuba on July 20th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
There's us, and I'm pretty sure if we can pry DPAK away from ontd_st, she might join, maybe, uh...

>_> I C WUT U DID THUR. But I would totes join.
SCplushulala on July 21st, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about starting a OWL comm up but I don't really know yet...
avocado_loveavocado_love on July 20th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Well I think that's a damned shame. :( Iroh and Zuko was one of my favorite stories from you. I understand not being satisfied with your work after a certain length of time (it happens to me... a lot). But growing beyond and raising the bar for future projects is part of growing as an artist.

I guess what I'm saying is... I hope you end up changing your mind and keeping it archived in one place at least. I'm honestly saying your stuff wasn't bad at all. It's good, and that's rare enough in this fandom.
SCplushulala on July 20th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Well I think that's a damned shame. :( Iroh and Zuko was one of my favorite stories from you. I understand not being satisfied with your work after a certain length of time (it happens to me... a lot). But growing beyond and raising the bar for future projects is part of growing as an artist.

I agree which is why it's saved in a folder along with many other failed fics, some of which date back to 1996. I keep these stories around so that I can take what I think is good about them and use it in future stories, and learn from what I think is bad about them so that I don't make the same mistakes again. It's also backed up on a cd rom and onto two different servers. I think it's unhealthy for people to completely destroy their creations. It's one thing to remove your works from the public's eye because you think their quality is poor and you care about the quality of the things you post online; it's another thing to snuff out the very existence of your original creations entirely. Very self-destructive.

I guess what I'm saying is... I hope you end up changing your mind and keeping it archived in one place at least. I'm honestly saying your stuff wasn't bad at all. It's good, and that's rare enough in this fandom.

Maybe someday I'll rehab Iroh & Zuko. I doubt it, though and, in it's current state, it won't be posted to the web again since I've actually grown to dislike it. It's not just a simple matter of realizing it's mistakes in so much it is that I just flat out don't like it. I actually had such a isceral reaction to it when I read it last week that it ruined my day. D:

I went back through to read the old stuff on ff.net because I thought it would remind me of why I liked writing fic in the first place and this would inspire me to write more of my ideas. (I haven't written anything since May of '08 due to writer's block.) But it just ended up making me feel disappointed and angry. I really don't want these things posted if all they do is upset me. I had to go read the wank over on fuckyou_avatar just to cheer myself up. I'm all better now. :D
DPAK: Jeongdaobanditjoeykuba on July 20th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling all kinds of pressured to write something for Jeongdao week. Since it's my OWL ship and all... but I'm starting to feel... I dunno. Like I'm starting to disconnect from Avatar. I mean, I'm still in love with the series and the fanworks and such, but my muse has died down significantly. :( I'm partially blaming work and getting used to being in a relationship again, but... I dunno... Geeze I rambled there, sorry.

BUT I SHALL PARTICIPATE. <3 Somehow, someway.
SCplushulala on July 20th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
I think you're distracted by the shiny Star Trek movie fandom. :D
DPAK: Spock- Too Big for this Iconbanditjoeykuba on July 20th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well... There is that too... XD