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28 July 2013 @ 02:31 am
you know that pacific rim/avengers thing I started on tuesday?  
That moment when you get an AO3 alert saying that one of your favourite authors has just posted the first chapter of a fic that promises to be made of brilliance, but you're already writing a fic that is somewhat similiar, so you feel you can't read that chapter because it might influence your own fic and you don't want it to, but you really want to read that chapter, and you know for a fact that whatever they've written is bound to be far superior to anything that you could come up with anyway, so you may as well just give up on yours and read theirs, only you have over 5,000 words already written and you're at least focussing on a different main pairing, but new fic of brilliance and...

...yeah. That moment.

Also, on an far from unrelated note, I need a LJ mood that is 'headless chicken'.
 
 
 
sugar_fey: writemobilesugar_fey on July 28th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
That is indeed a problem. I know it well.

Which pairing is it for the fic by your fave author? And which pairing are you writing? *chinhands*
inkvoices: writers writeinkvoices on July 28th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
They're writing Steve/Tony, but they're the type of author that writes huge, sprawling stories with many, many characters interacting that are more team with a pairing at the front that specifically just those two characters.

I'm writing Clint/Natasha. There are other characters in there, but I was hoping not to write an epic.

(This is all because of your promptathon prompt, y'know. That led to a pretty manip. That led to me going, 'what is this film?' and many, many people then telling me to watch it. And me watching it. Your. Fault. ;P )
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daxcat79: Avengers:  Hawkeye Mating Dancedaxcat79 on July 28th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
That moment is tough...

I'm sure yours will be insanely brilliant!!!!

Haha! Headless chicken....
inkvoices: writers writeinkvoices on July 28th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you :D I just want it do be done. I have such a block when it comes to finishing things. Not writers block, I always have ideas, just the leaping around that means no completing. Gah.
Korencybermathwitch on July 28th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
YES. THIS. I AM HAVING THIS EXACT SAME ISSUE. EXACTLY.

oh god I'm just terrified mine's gonna suck and I'm accidentally gonna write something that's too similar and it'll be too late and why am I even doing this again?

So yeah, I totally get this.
A completely happy writer: HP - to define is to limitlar_laughs on July 28th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
*clears throat to start this again* we are all different. that does not mean any one person is better than any other. different. not better.
A clean house is the sign of a misspent life: eyeballalphaflyer on July 28th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
Everyone has their own voice. Lord knows how many "after New York" fics are out there. Has that ever stopped anyone? No. So why should this? Go for it, both of you!!! Go, Koren! Go, Inkvoices!

(Besides -- Steve/Tony??? Just sayin'.)
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inkvoices: avengers:assassins huginkvoices on July 28th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
LOL and I'm willing to bet that it's over the exact same fic.

YES it's I don't want to read it because then at least I can even if mine's similar it's not on purpose or even accidentally on purpose, with a side helping of I came too late to this party, the excellance has already happened.

BUT WE WILL KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.
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A completely happy writer: HP - to define is to limitlar_laughs on July 28th, 2013 04:17 am (UTC)
we are all different. that does not mean any one person is better than any other. different. not better.

But hooray for so many cool fics that are coming out of the movie. As soon as the DVD comes out and I can finally watch it, I'll be excited to read YOUR story!
inkvoices: dr who:everyone is importantinkvoices on July 28th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
It's more... I want to read their fic, but then I'm scared that mine will accidentally on purpose use their ideas that will get lodged in my brain, so I can't read it, because there's will be so good that it will get lodged in my brain. But thanking you. I will be different, and try not to worry that I'll be different in a not as good way or a having ideas that aren't mine way :)

It's not the best film ever, but the worldbuilding cries out for fanfic and crossovers, heh.
A completely happy writer: Heavy Dreamerlar_laughs on July 28th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
It's like Christmas! You can't open the gifts until Christmas morning or you'll ruin the surprise! As hard as it is to wait, when you're done, you'll have something to read!

A friend made me memorize that phrase years ago. If I hadn't, I never would have ventured forth into fandom. I most certainly would have never joined communities. I never would have friended YOU, specifically, because you blew my mind when I first met you.

And then add in the fact that we're all writing the same stuff! It's hard not to rethink our premises and ideas because of what we know other people are doing. I'd love to do an experiment but I think most people would bulk... I'd love it if all of B_C had an assignment to write a Clint/Natasha story using the same premise. How many of them would end up the same? How many wouldn't really be anything at all the same? Who we are dictates the story. Even using the same basic ideas and even very specific ideas, I think it becomes unnoticeable with the weight of all the other words combined.

I really wish I'd been able to see it while it was here in our theater. We get two weeks and then it's bye-bye movie! If I can get to a bigger city, I'll try to see it because I feel like I'm being left behind! I've tried sharing in the excitement as much as possible but all I think it did was give me more spoilers than I'm comfortable knowing about! Even I have a line drawn where I don't want to know everything. Oops! My own fault! But if I have to wait that long, I'll wait and then I'll just absorb all the fic and crossovers late!
spilt ink - inkvoices on July 28th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I'm not weird, I'm limited edition: natalie rushmananuna_81 on July 28th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
I have those moments too (not right now, but they happen and I'm so very familiar with them). And it doesn't help the "mine will suck" feelings I tend to get. But nowdays I usually make myself write, especially if I really really want to write something. Sucky or not, it's my story to tell! I'm sure yours will be great and I look forward to read it:)
inkvoices: writers writeinkvoices on July 28th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
I really need to make myself write more in general. I have piles of ideas, but I've finished hardly any of them this year. I flitter away towards the next, or end up reading lots of things, or making icons, or doing offline fandom things, or... and then nothing gets written. MUST WRITE! And thanking you *hugs*.
Kate: Steve & Tony (Avengers)jedi_harkness on July 29th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
*hee* I got the e-mail you're speaking of, and I totally get what you're feeling. I haven't had a chance to read the fic yet, but I'm sure yours will turn out just as brilliant. *hugs*

I'm wondering if I'll even be able to write out the Torchwood fusion I'm chewing over, since I'm busy with other projects (including a post-MD fic that's getting close to novel-length).
inkvoices: torchwood:ianto smileinkvoices on August 1st, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
I love how everyone knows exactly which author I'm talking about LOL

Oh my gosh oh my gosh, Torchwood/Pacific Rim? WOULD BE AMAZING. You should absolutely write that! When you get chance ;)
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