Creative Gripes Thread

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by KingStarscream, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    How do I end this fic. ;_;
     
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  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    everyone gets in a shiny rocketship with cans tied to it and blasts off. the smoke spells JUST MARRIED.
     
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    It's genfic about extracting petty vengeance via passive-aggressive puns, but I respect the philosophy.
     
  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    ah, in that case: food fight.
     
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  5. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    Satin thread is the actual devil and I stand by this
     
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  6. Alexand

    Alexand Rhymes with &

    Today I realized: "I want to write about my OCs in high-octane, life-or-death situations. I want them to struggle with their mortality."

    ...But the story/setting they're in has no such stakes involved. The highest stakes any of them actually have to deal with are like, unemployment, or social ostracization, or other things like that. What am I supposed to do, drop a natural disaster on them? An alien invasion? Zombies??
     
  7. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    Sudden illness or accident?
     
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  8. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    My current project is a series of loosely connected anecdotes from various characters. I and my cowriters have written a bunch, and now I've lost track of what order they're supposed to be published in.
     
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  9. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    I want to post the chapter I finished now, not wait until I’ve finished the chapter before it. This is my fault for working around things I don’t feel into writing at the moment, but it’s biting my in the ass now. >:’(
     
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  10. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    car breaks down in a vast state park during a snowstorm and they can't get cell reception. bam. life or death struggle that can be as minor or major as you want, from "we were really scared for a couple hours there" to "lost six toes and an ear to frostbite" to "i ate my best friend". (though in a modern setting it's hard to get the famine cannibalism without a plane crash in the himalayas, but things can get really damn hungry and scary if they didn't tell anyone where they were going to be and they're on a mountain road that doesn't get plowed in the off season.)

    i mean, struggling with mortality is a big component of realistic fiction, it's just the oprah bestseller types prefer Mom Cancer to wilderness survival.
     
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  11. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    when you make the executive decision to write backstory ft an eggmode enby with their assigned pronouns but keep fucking up and preemptively using 'they'
     
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  12. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I have so many ideas! I have so many resources! Why can't i make myself write?!
     
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  13. Queer Disaster

    Queer Disaster Overthinking as always

    can i like not write cope fic and instead work on the actual long ass oneshot i've been working on for months brain?

    we have like six fic with the premise you want. I've published two of those. I'm not making it three.
     
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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    When your extremely evil bad guys absolutely would be doing things that you're really not comfortable showing onscreen. Dancing around it is really awkward.
     
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  15. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    Gone back to my tarot project after a break of a couple of months and my art style’s changed again.
     
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  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    secondary protagonist’s wizardly training montage is set in an environment i’ve never experienced or read anyone’s experience of, and i have no clue how to write all the little natural details he’d definitely be noticing. what does a medieval chinese mountain village smell like? are the bugs huge? noisy? lots of mosquitoes? hardly any? bamboo right up to the doorstep, cut clear for a mile out, or what?

    i’m not terribly concerned with the people, what they wear, what they sound like, how they react to a tall pretty black man in a fancy coat, because that’s all up to me and my worldbuilding. but hell if i know how late in the year you get snow up there and it’s driving me nuts.
     
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  17. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    my best friend is having her first baby, and the baby shower is in a month and i decided to go a little overboard and make her 3 different crochet things: a baby blanket, a stuffed animal, and a wall decoration. i bought all the stuff about 2 weeks ago, giving myself plenty of time to finish it all... except i got about a third of the way into the blanket, and then it got REALLY HOT and i haven't wanted to work on it at all. and then i tried to get back to it, and noticed that i made a pretty crucial mistake... five rows ago. so NOW i have to rip out a bunch of my progress.

    also i started working out, AND i've also been trying to eat more healthily which means more cooking. which means that if i work all day, then work out, then cook dinner, i only end up with about 2 free hours to work on stuff in the evening before i need to go to bed. i only work part time, how come i still don't have enough hours in the day??
     
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