Finally finished the first draft of my Hannibal/SCP Foundation fic!
Just three more drafts to go.
My anaconda don’t
My anaconda don’t
My anaconda don’t want none unless you make cannibal puns
the-womanonfire asked: Have you done any traveling recently?
Actually, a couple weeks ago I went to Disneyland and California Adventure with my friends. I had never been to Disneyland before, and it was much better than I expected. I had always thought that it was just a bunch of kiddie rides, and meeting Mickey Mouse and Snow White, and other stuff that didn’t really interest me. But it’s actually totally awesome! There are big thrill rides, and there was a Muppets thing, and cool fireworks and light shows, and also lots of Star Wars and Marvel stuff, because Disney owns them now. I also appreciated the original animatronic rides and attractions that are still there, because I’ve got a boner for all things Mid-century Modern.
There’s just one caveat that I have for people who are thinking of visiting: its not a very good place for kids. I don’t have kids, myself, so this is just based on what I saw, but it seems to me that kids get tired and hot really easily, they’re too short to go on all the best rides, they make you spend lots of money because they want soda and cotton candy and then they get all sticky, they don’t get the jokes on the Jungle Cruise, and they’re just generally a big buzz-kill. So, pro-tip: if you’re going to Disneyland, leave your kids at home.
Anonymous asked: In-universe fic recs for your OTP's?
These encompass all sorts of settings. If you’re looking for in-universe only, my advice would be to just skip headings like “Tentacles,” “Omegaverse,” and “Tentacle Omegaverse” …although by recommending this technique, I’ve also effectively eliminated about half of the fics I’ve written. :(
mapynguary asked: Hello :). Do you have any advice on story charts? Sometimes I try to write by inspiration only and just doesn't work cause I don't know where to put the scenes I want to write. Btw, I love your U2 fanfiction.
Please forgive my delayed reply; Berlynn had a busy weekend.
So, I don’t actually have a whole lot of experience charting fics, actually, as most of what I write is just porn. But when it is necessary, there are basically two ways I do it: if the fic has a plot but it’s pretty simple and really just a vehicle for porn (like Intrusion), I just make a list summarizing what happens in every scene, which ends up looking like this:
But if it’s a big complicated fic like A Study in [DATA EXPUNGED], I gotta open up Excel.
For the fic I’m working on now, I originally had this scroll covered in sticky notes on my floor, so I could jot down ideas and move them around easily. But now that I have a clearer idea of how the story will play out, I made a proper spreadsheet. I can’t tell you precisely what is on this spreadsheet, because spoilers. But here’s basically what you can do:
First of all, for a big, plotty fic with lots of intrigue and plot twists, you have to start with the ending. Where do you want your characters to be at the end of the fic? Once you know that, then you have to work backwards.
So make a spreadsheet. Left-hand column is the chapter numbers. Then you have a row at the top with the following titles:
* What action explicitly occurs in the chapter?* What is going on in this chapter that the reader doesn’t know about (yet)?
* What is going on in this chapter that the reader does knows about, but that [POV character] doesn’t know about?
* What does [Character A] do in this chapter that makes [Character B] fall further in love with him?
* What hint does the audience get that [PLOT TWIST EXPUNGED]?
* What happens in this chapter that is perfectly straightforward to the reader, but is later going to make it look like [PLOT TWIST EXPUNGED]?
Now as I said, you should know what happens at the end before you begin, so decide what action will explicitly occur in the last chapter, then you can work your way back up, dropping in plot points and character-development moments as needed.
But don’t think that you have to fill in the whole chart before you can start writing. It’s not a one-way street, where the chart helps you write the fic and that’s all. Writing the parts of the fic where you already know what needs to happen will make filling in the empty parts of the chart easier.