Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by OtherCat, Aug 27, 2016.
What the fuck
Okay, but also consider that I find it extremely on brand for Iain Banks to have eaten the offending page in his novel (I regret deeply that I didn't ever get to meet him...)
if any of my fic is ever translated to german without my knowing i demand there be in text soup advertisements
people tagging stuff with things like "roadtrip au" when they really mean "mundane au where these characters go on a roadtrip" upsets my inner pedantist
Genuine question as someone who’s writing exactly that: what would be a good tag for such an AU?
imo, mundane au (or no magic/powers/whatever the local mundane au tag is for the fandom) + a separate tag for roadtrip
since 'roadtrip' is basically a story scenario, while roadtrip au implies the whole universe now revolves around a roadtrip or something, which has...not been the case for the fics I have read that were tagged "roadtrip au" (or similar things, like "apartment au" for a mundane au domestic fic about characters moving in together)
Makes sense, yeah. Thank you, I really appreciate the input!
This is why -stuck always felt relevant.
I remember when -stuck was briefly a panfandom thing. kinda wish that had stuck around.
i think the one -stuck that has stuck around is “lyricstuck” — pretty sure i saw a The Magnus Archives vid with “lyricstuck” in the title the other week.
deeply petty gripe, and one not shared by many: a lyricstuck, imo, is a format of post. what they've created is an mv.
(same complaint re: people using animatic for one-frame-per-line mvs wherein all of the frames are clearly polished. that's.. not an animatic.)
My understanding is that a lyricstuck is static images, right? Closer to a comic?
Yup, basically. It can be pretty abstract at times and does not have to follow a plot of coherent action sequences, just images that relate the subject matter back to the lyrics.
static images in the description field of an audio post of the song involved, if you're being extremely form purist, but yeah, that. they broadly tend not to translate very well to video on account of not being drawn to sync with the dimensions youtube uses and not having the lyrics written in locations that are easily trackable from frame to frame.
edit: ....anyway, fanfic gripes: ah, the good ol' "i didn't know i was picky about the exact way this ship was characterized until someone did it wrong."
tfw you like a thing save for one glaring thing that is frequent and makes a thing unreadable for you. this has happened to me a few times and i hate it every time. it's like the fanfic equivalent of realizing a food i've been liking has celery in it.
witgree, one of my main fandoms has a character whose speech patterns are butchered regularly by 90+ percent of fic writers and it Hurts
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