Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

whining about ficwriting & privileging certain storytelling modes?

I recently feedbacked yhlee's Angelfic "Candles" and briefly discussed the difficulties of non-linear fic, and in returning to my apocafic I am yet again reminded of how bad I am at executing it (including my propensity for self-indulgence re: tenses and the fact that I don't have as good a handle on timelines in Angel -- where this fic is taking place -- as I do in BtVS -- where I usually write).

I'm also working on a lighter fic (a request from an acquaintance which intrugued me) and I've gotten the characters to meet (it's a crossover) but now I don't know what to do with them. This is why I write short stuff that usually centers around the characters having sex -- because I'm so incapable when it comes to thinking up actual plots. And talking is always an option, except that this is Oz [emphasis on character name, not italicization of tv show].



I'm turning into lilithchilde.

Lorraine and I were talking, and I said, "I can say for sure that I want the same level of respect for the audience's intelligence and the same level of craft and intention in any work, whether it's published novel, film, tv, fanfic, whatever."

She said that wasn't true for her, that she's much more forgiving of low-quality in films and tv shows, and my immediate reaction was to feel that she was doing those media a disservice and contributing to the enculturated low-respect for those media, privileging print medium, and then I remembered a conversation with Allie in which she complained -- and rightly -- that I respected print medium more than AV.
Tags: fanfic

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