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The Writer’s Hiatus

Within Fan Fiction – and especially on Tumblr as of late – Writers have been signing off on there due to many reasons. Sometimes it’s personal, sometimes it’s due to work or school reasons, or other times they’ve just lost interest in writing for that specific fandom. There are many reasons for why a Fan Fic Writer may suddenly leave their accounts, or even go on temporary hiatus for a while.

With that being said, the inevitable has occurred.

It’s not that I’m going to stop completely writing, it’s just that I am in desperate need of a break.

I’m not sure when I’ll be back – most likely after I slipped a few days spent doing nothing but catching up on all the sleep I’ve lost these last few months into my sleeve – but in the meantime, I’ll still be active on my own personal Tumblr blog, so if you love deep late night conversations and gifs of dorks who happen to be in Kpop groups, along with the occasional Fic that I put out, then you’ll know where to find me and my fellow Kpop Fan Fic Writers as well.

It’s been a pleasure to tell the story about what it’s like to be a writer within the Fan Fiction community. The everyday tasks that go into Fan Fiction writing aren’t usually discussed, but to be able to talk – or even rant – about them, was like breathing fresh air, and I personally can’t wait to delve back into my own writing. Fan Fiction, and my own original stories.

Until next time.

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my biggest writing fears (and how to kick ’em)

As a writer, it’s easy to forget that the things that you’re feeling – your very worries and fears – aren’t just happening to you, but to everyone else as well.

Words and Other Malarky

It snowed last night. That’s right. On October 28th. And I don’t live up north, either. I live in the Midwest, where this isn’t really supposed to happen before November. Granted it didn’t stick to the ground, it was still undeniably white and fluffy.

It’s supposed to snow on Halloween, too. Gah!

Speak of the devil, we’re two days away, and this is my last post of Spooktober (or Blogtober, as I should’ve called it, because that would’ve made more sense… but I digress). I’ve had a lot of spooky fun this season, though very little of it has involved leaving the house. Well, as the saying goes, “There’s no place like living room couch.”

Friday is the start of NaNoWriMo, and you best believe I’m participating this year. School had prevented me from really committing to it in the past, but now that I am free from those academic…

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I Ship You Not

There is absolutely no avoiding the discussion of Ships.

I like to think of Fan Fiction as one massive boat. The famous and non-famous individual pairings are ships that that Fans hope will one day make it out to the vast sea and successfully sail off into the distance and avoid sinking. Depending on on how popular the Ship, the bigger or smaller your vessel is.

The importance of size will be revealed later in this post.

For those who don’t know what Shipping is – or are blissfully unaware Angels – Shipping is when you take your two favorite fictional characters – or celebrities – and want them to ultimately get together, usually romantically.

If you were once a part of the One Direction Fandom, then you may recall Larry Stylinson, the ship name for Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, is the most famous Ship in Fandom history. It’s also 90% of the reason they went from being best friends to basically strangers. The Ship, killed their friendship.

The Fandom was so strong, and made the Ship so popular that it took on a life of it’s own, to the point where Fans were telling the singers to get together directly in the form of YouTube videos, Fan Fictions, even going to their social medias declaring that, “Larry is real!”

One would think the Ship would have sank back when One Direction broke up in 2015, but was actually explicitly discussed and acted out in HBO’s 3rd episode in their show, Euphoria, in 2019.

Sadly, some Ships are so strong last the test of time and refuse to sink.

So of course, Ships exist in Kpop!

Because there are hundreds of Kpop groups, I’m going to stick with BTS to not just make it simpler, but for you as well.

You’ll thank me later.

So in BTS, the most popular ship out of them all, is Jikook. This involves the Maknae (youngest member) Jungkook and the third youngest, Jimin. Aka, these two dorks:

This gif isn’t really helping my point, but oh well.

Because they are both extremely close on and off camera, and because they are two of the more popular members of BTS, the Fandom is known to romantically Ship them together quite frequently in Fan Fiction and outside of it.

Which there is nothing wrong with having a Ship, or talking and writing Fics about it. It’s when it’s taken to the level of Larry Stylinson, that it becomes controversial. Like with Larry, A.R.M.Ys make YouTube videos “documenting” every Jikook moment they capture, and even going so far as to posting on the member’s Twitter that Jikook is real and encouraging it to happen.

This happens not just with popular Kpop groups, but also recently happened with a smaller Kpop group by the name of A.C.E.

Two members from A.C.E – Jun and Byeongkwan – were conducting a live stream video to interact with their fans, and they were reading some of the comments when a Fan commented, demanding that they kiss each other, because she shipped them together.

Now you’re probably wondering, do I Ship members?

Yes and no.

I Ship their friendships. I absolutely love, love, love, being able to see group members being so comfortable with each other that they can hug and joke around and so forth without even thinking about it. Sometimes I might read a Fic where the Ship is romantically involved, but for me it’s more plot based. So I Ship friendships and that’s it. Nothing wrong with that. I’m just not a fan of romantically Shipping people together.

But to go and comment on their live stream telling them to kiss, or going to their Twitter accounts and telling them that Jikook or Larry is real, so that they can see it, it’s a whole other ballpark that I can’t even wrap my head around.

Which is why Shipping is a very touchy feely subject even within Fandoms. Because when you have a small Ship, it’s easier to maintain and make sure other Fans go wild with it. But when your Ship is the most well known and popular Ships of all time, well, there’s always the wonder of if there will be a repeat of Larry Stylinson all over again.

God help you if you even tell a fellow extremist Fan – and they’re like insanely protective of the Ship – that you don’t like that one or even dare to think that another Ship is better, because Fans will defend their Ship even as it sinks to the bottom of the ocean floor.

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Another Voice

It’s extremely easy for me to lay out all my opinions on Fan Fiction, because I consume it on regular basis – whether it be creating it on reading it – that allows me to feel comfortable enough to do so.

That’s just my own personal opinion. One voice out of thousands who interact with Fan Fiction on the daily.

But what if, there was another voice? Another person to give their viewpoints on what Fan Fiction means to them?

Luckily, we have that today. Instead of listening to me drone on about my thoughts – I know, you’re welcome – we’re going to have someone else tell us what Fan Fiction means to them. And with that, we’ll also be stepping away from Kpop for this as well.

Don’t worry, Kpop will be back for the next post.

This person wishes to remain Anonymous, I’ll be referencing them as, Anon to keep everything easier.

Q: What Fandom(s) do you find yourself more involved with?
Anon: Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Disney, and Broadway.

Q: Do you consider yourself more of a consumer of Fan Fiction, or a Fan Fiction Creator? Or are you both a consumer and a producer?
Anon: I am more of a consumer now, but I did produce Fan Fiction when I was younger.

Q: What drew you into these retrospective Fandom(s)?
Anon: My older sisters were Harry Potter fans and then I met my friend Gaby in middle school and she really taught me what a fandom was. She also told me about Fan Fiction and YouTube creations like Potter Puppet Pals and A Very Potter Musical.

Q: What’s something that you wish people, who don’t necessarily involve themselves with Fan Fiction, knew and understood about it?
Anon: I wish people wouldn’t think it was weird. I think there’s a misconception about Fan Fiction is. When I started writing it was a tool to help with my writing and to get people’s opinions on it. It helped me world build and create plot lines. 

Q: What’s your favorite aspect of Fan Fiction, whether it be creating it or reading it?
Anon: Reading is my favorite because everyone has cool ideas and opinions. No story is perfect and we all want to change something. People who have a similar mindset try to set it right by these stories. 

Q: What’s your least favorite aspect of Fan Fiction, whether it be creating or reading it?
Anon: Least favorite is that some people don’t know boundaries when they write and attack people’s ships and ideas. You can see the hate in writing people have towards characters, ships, or etc… Also, some people don’t put trigger warnings and they really need to.

Q: And finally, what’s your favorite aspect of Fan Fiction, whether it be creating it or reading it?
Anon: Reading is my favorite because everyone has cool ideas and opinions. No story is perfect and we all want to change something. People who have a similar mindset try to set it right by these stories.

When you only have one voice to discuss a topic, it’s sometimes easy to push their thoughts to the side because it’s exactly that. It’s just one person. If we take the word of one person on such a vast topic, we’re eliminating the thoughts and opinions of everyone else.

When it’s something that only one person talks about, it’s nothing important. When you get a second voice, then a third…a sixth…a twentieth, etc. it becomes something bigger, something that doesn’t just matter to one lone individual, but to a whole group of people who are impacted by it.

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Poking the Bear

Please note that these are not my true thoughts and beliefs, this is simply a joke on cases of blogs that I’ve stumbled upon – and sadly even follow – on Tumblr who have this Superior mindset. Thank you.

Now, let’s poke this bear.

Welcome to my blog everyone!

Before sending in any Asks, I’m going to ask that you read my FAQ. If not, then any Asks breaking those rules will be deleted – but in reality I’m going to post and answer every single one I get because drama is the best way to get traction to my blog, even if it’s hate and I can simply delete it but chose not to – and not answered.

First: Do not ask about Updates. Fics will be Updated when I am ready to post, and any comments asking about when I plan to Update will only result in my prolonging on posting and ruin any interest I had in continuing the Fic, which I will say as I answer your question with more snotty commentary.

Second: Obviously, this is my blog and I’m going to express my opinions and what I like and don’t like, which is how it should be. But if you try to have a civil conversation with me via the Asks that go against what I think – like when a certain and extremely popular Kpop group has their comeback with a popular Western Artist who I dislike – and you happen to like the song while I don’t…I’ll be the biggest jerk and make you feel terrible.

Third: Don’t send in Asks saying, “Love X Fic,” or “Can’t wait to read the next part!” Leave that for the comments for me to ignore. While I do appreciate you taking the time to send one in, it doesn’t tell me what you like or validates all the work that I put in to creating it. Which I will remind you about, every, single, time.

Fourth: I may occasionally make lengthy posts saying that I won’t continue writing any more Fics or will be leaving Tumblr because of the lack of input from you – the readers – or because all of the input I’m getting is only for the Fics that I have written have Smut in them or a just PWP based. When all I get are comments and Asks cheering on my Smut works and not my others, it really makes me feel like all you care about is the smut and not the story itself – even though I am the one who decided to write the Fic with all that smut – and then I’ll answer every Ask saying not to go and drag it out and eventually decide to stay.

Fifth: Don’t send in Asks that I have already previously answered, because if you do I will post your ask with the caption, “Already answered,” without linking you to that specific Ask. If you would like to know if I’ve already answered your question, you can search my blog for it.

But yeah, these are my rules for if you decide to follow my blog. I hope you enjoy my Fics and don’t be afraid to send any Asks in, my Inbox is always open!

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Why I Love Reading Fanfictions (+Some Recs!)

I love the reasons that are listed for why the author loves reading Fan Fiction, especially the part on where they discuss how you’re able to meet people who have similar interests.

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Hello guys! I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now, but never have the chance to do it. With me being in a reading slump, I think there’s no time like the present for me to post it!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have seen me talked quite a lot of times that when I’m in a reading slump, I always go to fanfictions to get back to my reading mood. If you’ve ever been in a fandom or well-versed in the pop culture internet, chances are you’ve heard about them. They are very popular as it allows us, the fans, to reimagined characters, situations, and plots to our liking. The most popular places to read them are http://fanfiction.net and https://archiveofourown.org, but you can also found them on wattpad, tumblr, and even deviantArt.

You may hate it or you may love…

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No Mom, I Didn’t Pay Them to Be My Friends

If you’ve made it to this particular post, you’re probably wondering, is there anything good or decent about being in this Kpop Fandom? Cause let’s be real, we’ve gone through Hate Anon, we’ve dealt the controversy on whether or not to write Smut, heck there was even – dare I say – probably the coolest history lesson ever, but where’s the positivity?

Why dedicate so much of your time and love for something when there’s no support?

Well, trust me, there is.

Support comes in many forms.

  • There are the followers who support your Fics.
  • There are the messages you get whether they be on Anon or Public.
  • There are your Mutuals,
  • and there are even the Networks that may or may not belong too.

If you open yourself up to it, there are all these communities within the Kpop Fandom that as a writer, you can find all the support you need.

So let’s break it down:

Break dance like Hope on the Street

The Networks:

Most Networks – if you’ve been accepted into one – usually have a group chat whether it’s KKT or Discord that allow all their Fic authors to get together and not only talk to, but help each other with any writing questions, and sometimes hold monthly collabs and themes that require a group of authors to work together to make a cohesive Master List in addiction to writing the Fics.

By belonging to a Network, you are already introduced to a vast group of people who share the same passion for writing, who enjoy the same Kpop Group as you do or others.

The Followers:

Then there are the followers. Just like here, you can follow your favorite blogs on Tumblr and personally, I kinda do a little happy dance every time I get a new one. My own blog is a mix of posting my own Fic content, answering any questions, and reblogging other content in the variation of Gifs, – pronounced with a hard G sound – Fics that I read, MVs, jokes, paintings. Anything that I like, nine times out of ten I reblog.

And usually after I do my happy dance – because why not? – I’m wondering why they’re following me. Is it because of my own content or because I reblogged something that they also like? Unless they hit me up with an instant message or send an Ask, I never know.

It’s the idea of knowing that someone liked what I posted/reblogged just enough to want to hit follow, that makes me feel good. Dare I ever say, a teeny tiny bit important. Because usually when you see something that you like, it makes you happy and when you’re happy that means the feel good chemicalssay hi, Endorphin, Oxycontin, Serotonin, and Dopamine – are naturally being released! And if you can make someone happy, then that makes you feel good too!

Which means, feel good chemicals for everyone!

The Mutuals:

This one is my favorite. So you’ve had your blog around long enough to have a good amount of Followers, and you may be following a blog that you really like and then one day, they’re suddenly following you. Or, you love this one blog, their following is massive, you’re a big fan of their work and the next thing you know, they’re following you back!

Mhm, this was my exact reaction when this happened to me. You should have seen me when they reblogged my Fic with a review that had me screeching while curled up in fetal position.

Then time goes by and you’re tagging them in posts that remind you of them, they’re doing the same for you, you start instant messaging each other, and BOOM!

Mutuals have been born!

It’s literally just having an internet best friend who just so happens to run a blog about a Kpop group you both love. That’s actually how I met one of my best friends, we go at it with each other all the time with tagging each other in posts, messaging publicly or privately, and we’re actually working on 2 collabs with each other that we’re excited to put out.

Having that go to person though is important, especially when it comes to running a blog because if you’re ever having a day and questioning on if the blog is worth it or not, or you just need your go to person to feel better, they’re there for you.

Even if it has nothing to do with the blog or the Kpop group, at the end of the day, they’re Mutuals because they’re you’re friends. They care about you.

The Anon/Public Messages:

Now you may recall me talking about receiving messages but in the form of Hate Anon. This however, I’m talking about the nice ones!

A lot of the time, especially at first, you’ll tend to get Asks or messages from your followers, which is amazing, but after some time passes you’ll tend to notice that you’ll get the occasional Ask – ether sent on Anon or Public – saying that they stumbled on to your blog and like what they read or saw.

Sometimes you’ll get simple messages like that and they’re completely random and unexpected, and it makes you feel good. It’s that little confident booster that you didn’t know you needed.

When you think about it, finding that support isn’t like pushing a boulder up a steep hill. It’s just a combination of being patient, keeping up with your blog, and how much you’re willing to put yourself out there.

It can be scary putting yourself out there like that – the ever looming possibility of maybe today will be the day that you log on and there it is, your inbox overflowing with hate – can sometimes be a reason that you hold yourself back.

But don’t.

I’m telling you right now, it’s way more common to get love and support than it is hate. Plus, you’d be surprise to see how many people gather around to support you the second they see you answering an Ask and it’s a hateful comment.

You can’t let the fear of that unknown possibility control you. I know because that used to be me. I used to hold myself back, a lot, and I wish I hadn’t – heck, I got made fun of when I was younger for reading Harry Potter – but as it built up, I ended up missing out on a lot of experiences, of hanging out with friends, or doing the things I wanted to do, because I let myself overthink and talk myself out of it.

Now…now everyone knows I love Kpop and work on Fan Fics in addition to my other writing, because I love it, and it makes me happy. A word that at one point, used to be foreign to me.

The support, love, and encouragement is right there for you take, so don’t wait until your 21 like I did to find it.

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