What we all initially came to this forum for- gay fiction.5/05/2007 . Edited 5/05/2007 #1
I've noticed as I sifted through this part of the site that we never had a topic that directly addressed a chance to divulge our stories freely. If it's fine, I'd say we can just rant away with what we like about our stories, what we didn't like, what we want to have in, where we got the inspiration from, how long you've been working at it on, why haven't we updated in so long, what other ideas for stories you've in mind, et cetera, et cetera. It's part interview, part exposè, part shameless self-promotion. Just be wary not to give away any spoilers. Adieu!
Ahem. Allow me.5/05/2007 #2
It's a short little one-shot that wouldn't go away until I wrote it down - y'know how that goes. The inspiration was simply the idea of a young and (relatively) old man having to Go Elsewhere and Start Over together. Ooooooo, angsty. :)
Meanwhile my novel-sized furry slash-fic is still waiting... for me to get time. It's been in rather short supply lately. And will be for two more days.
Ah, the case of lovers with an age-chasm. I'll note to take a look and review- and hopefully it stays a oneshot. :P5/05/2007 #3
Does femslash count?5/05/2007 #4
My newest: Deux Ex Machina. Experimental historical fiction, WWII era, vignettes and 12th Night rewrites (oh my!). Reviewers would be loved until the end of existance.
Yup, femmeslash is equally appreciated- slash fiction forum aims not to discriminte, right Hsiang? (who I believe has gone missing on us for too long. =P)5/05/2007 #5
Yeah - a lot (most, probably) of us are bi-slashers. lol. Some of us aren't even gay. Although - it's hard to get the wife to believe that. :)5/05/2007 #6
I got a story- Willowbrooke. And I hate it. Not HATE hate it, but I just despise it.5/06/2007 #7
Why? It was written when I was just getting the hang of writing, what, with all that vocab and picturesque mentals images that came to mind. But I wasn't good enough to write something that was REALLY more like a good quality high fantasy novel. The grammatical structure and the spelling was alright, yeah, but there were a lot of block paragraphs of needless description, the plot needed some work, there were a lot of cliches, and well, I'd say it just sucked in general. And when you've written it through to a middle, it's so hard to go back and fix it up without chucking a few things out because you've already established so and so.
At the moment, I've got chapters one to five of a newer version written in note form in a notebook somewhere. I want to get rid of what's unnecessary and basically cliche, especially when it comes to a 'super sentai' sort of character line up. Quite the opposite of advertising- it's self-effacing. Blah!
I feel your pain, Neutral!5/08/2007 #8
I have a story called "Braced" I put up here - and I hated it five chapters in but I went all the way because I wanted to prove to myself I could be "nice" in a story - but it's not my writing style at all! I hate the thing, but it seemed to have been my most popular piece only because of the summary. AGH.
Aaand, I finished Hard Candy draft 1 yesterday! YAY! I get to start rewrites now so I can pimp it out.
The worst part is you can't delete it or anything because people who actually do happen to like it hound you right after. Easy for me to delete that *other one*, but still. I need to be isolated, I need to fully concentrated, and most of all, I need to be totally motivated.5/08/2007 #9
I wish us both the best of luck with our respective stories, Alysha. ^^
i haven't updated in so long because college kicked my ass in the end... i hate most of my stories but most of my stories on this site are just on in order to make fun of other stories on this site.. its funny how most people don't notice that... therefore i don't feel a real connection with them or the characters really.. i sometimes do but i just use this site as a practicing tool for my writing skills.. my true works are in my head, in my journals, and... some on my computer but pretty much saved onto a flash drive.. i just need to be alone in order to write. i like privacy and lots of loud music. my mom thinks im psycho and too independent, yet shes letting me major in creative writing, so my craziness is partially her fault5/17/2007 #10
Yeah, Drew, it sucks that way, really.5/18/2007 #11
Whenever the drive to write arises, you're stuck with university studies, work, chores, etc, and you've got no time. And whenever you do have the time to write, you're stumped. That cursor there keeps blinking vacantly as you try to think of something to write about.
FictionPress isn't really to be taken seriously, anyway. If you post your "best" (and when I say "best", I use it pretty loosely) work up then, what's going to happen when you want it published? (And here we come back to First Print Rights and tedious publishing laws...) But still, all the best for you when the busy period dies down, aye?
Privacy, an isolated environment, and silence works best for me. *shrugs*
I think i like to start things but never end them. i also like procrasinating. ugh. i post things on fictionpress just to test myself. i am hoping if i know i have people out there reading my stuff, maybe i will get the drive to finish it. i will always have fun writing, but im so ADD sometimes... ahhh5/20/2007 #12
I know what you all mean... whenever I have an idea (like my current project... ahem) it's always in the middle of finals, or on my one day off from work when I'm going to have to work for two weeks straight, 10+ hours a day, or in the middle of my sister's Irish step-dancing competition. all very inconvenient times/places.5/25/2007 #13
and I don't pretend that my work is publishable, or even that good. I think that's the downfall of the FP slash writer -- thinking that your work is effing amazing.
and some of us actually have no intention of ever publishing anything (I know! SHOCK! HORROR!). I have no desire to write fiction for a living. Instead, I'm happy writing silly little slash stories to post here.
as far as my work, I have several things brewing in my head (including slash one-shots about famous artists/writers -- one of which I've already written [a Gauguin/Van Gogh thingy] and many other ideas)
But my main project is 'Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy', which was my response to many stories (slash and non-slash) on this site that feature "horse people" or "horses" or "cowboys" and the writers obviously have no clue what they're talking about. I'm a horse person (like riding at least 4 days a week for hours on end, have owned my own, want to work in the horse business when I graduate from college), so it annoys me. So I did a slash story about cowboys. Teenage cowboys, who are somewhat based on some boys I know (yes, I went to high school with real cowboys on a real ranch). Hopefully it isn't too cliche ;)
the link is here, if anyone's interested: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2337116/1/
and for those of you whose work I read (aka: most of you), I'm sorry I never review. really. I always mean to.
that's the other thing I never seem to have time for -- reviewing.
I went to this party once called "Save a horse, ride a cowboy," and it turned out to be such a bad decision. Oh-my-god.5/25/2007 #14
I think most writers think their stuff is shitty. It turns out the stuff I like the most is actual shit and the shit I wrote in kind of an eh-mood is my better works. It sucks. Anyways, I always get struck by inspiration when I am no where near a pen or pencil so I go into this endless daze thinking about my fic and then the people around me think I am retarded for being so spacey. *shock* I wish I could get my stuff published, clearly not anything I post here, but I do feel like writing, flirting, and whining are my only talents...
It is good not everyone on the site writes slash because in a way that does weed out the crap of the crop. Of course, there are crap slashes (read mine!!) but think about it like this: if there wasn't crap, then you wouldn't know when you struck gold! See its the whole: is the glass half empty or half full?
You should review. I think most people are driven to write more because of reviews. Its sad, but if we wanted to write for the "sake" of it, then we probably wouldn't have posted them anyway. We all post shit here in hopes of getting an insane amount of praise... come on... we all know it.
In my art history class, we spoke about how Van Gogh was a drunk, had no idea what he was doing, and probably was bisexual haha...
yeah, I'm trying to be better about reviewing. I've started posting some here and there to try and force myself into making it a habit.5/25/2007 #15
and I agree with basically everything else you said. lol.
In my art history class, we talked about how he was bipolar, syphilis infested, probably had hypergraphia, and was a very fickle "friend", which I took to mean "slut". lol. I just couldn't resist the idea of van gogh and gauguin as lovers. I mean, there has to be a romantic relationship (or a sexual relationship) involved if one man gets pissed enough to chase the other down with a knife....
or it could have been the syphilis rotting his brain.
But I also found it amusing that van gogh probably had syphilis, theo died of syphilis, as did gauguin and... pretty much everyone who lived in France at the end of the 19th century. I figured they all had to have been gay or bi and messing around with each other, or they all shared the same prostitute... and of course, I think we know which option I liked best ;)
I try to review as much as possible...I usually find stories about twenty chapters in and get so drawn in i read it all in one sitting...believe me...a few hours reading some somewhat engaging story is not a good idea during exam times or when you're trying to edit a film due the next day...5/27/2007 #16
I know what you mean about some slash writers thinking their work is awesome...I read over my stories and every time i find new things to hate!
I have only found few stories on the site that I would describe as 'awesome', but I HAVE found a heap of good and even great stories.
My two main works in progress:
The Barricade: Lucas, and aspiring cartoonist finds himself in a relationship with Fynn - the son of the owner of one of the biggest law firms in the city. Lucas muses on the past as he sits through Fynn's wedding to a 'suitable partner' - a woman. The time shifts between during and the demise of the relationship, and the future. Sounds a little cliche I guess, but I don't really know how to summarise it well.
Rooftops and Ceilings: Teddy, A spoilt boy with no direction in life, is in love with both a boy and a girl, and the three are all convinced that they are in love. In his final year of school, Teddy spends the weekdays sleeping, and the weekends taking drugs or drinking madly with his lovers, but is forced to attend church every Sunday morning with his mother, who is on her way to a mental breakdown. Being sucked into painting the backdrops for a school musical he unenthusiastically gets to know the deceased ministers son, Noah.
uuhh that one didn't sound good either. The stories are a little different to my descriptions...Summaries are the hardest things to write...I don't ever think i'd get anywhere in the blurb business!
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Hey, I just added my first fic ever... and I'm really nervous! LOL.5/27/2007 #17
I was hoping that some of you could read!
Here's the link!
(thanks for reading!)
Heh - welcome to the board, Penny. I left you a review - your first one ever, apparently. :) I'm so proud.5/28/2007 #18
Now - like I said - I'm an Old Man, not one of your peer-group, so don't let what I say get ya down. But yeah - I could tell ya a few things you got wrong, but considering everything - your age (assuming I'm right about you being in high school), that it's your first fic, etc - you show promise. And also like I said - in a year, you'll look back on this chap and go "omg - I can't believe I was so proud of that!". lol.
That happens to all of us. Ask anyone.
So - how are you doing it? Just off the top of your head? It's hard to tell with a chap that short... And I can't believe you've been thinking about this for FIVE YEARS... god, how old were you when you first became a yaoi fan-girl? lol
Hey everyone.7/17/2007 #19
Still thinking about, writing, and developing my story. So far so good. I just have to keep going with it I suppose. It has a good story line.
My main character is a vocalist, famous like Josh Groban (only he’s gay.) The other is an artist who is good enough to paint on the ceilings of large opera houses. However, one is rather depressed and the other is rather slow (or so it seems.)
I’m not giving the title out till I write it, he he.
What kinds of things do you want to see in a slash story? Or, better question, what kinds of things do you want to see in any romance story?
Also, how long do you think a good, fulfilling romance fic should be? (Not that mine will be fulfilling, but I hope it will be close enough.)
I’m wondering if I should develop a couple of villains. (a.k.a jealous vocalists. From personal experience in the vocalist world I know vocalists of both genders can be vicious.)
Hope I can write some more of the story tomorrow. Please give me some advice.
Well I just started a story, two chapters in, and it's about a Prep School/Boarding school where the kids of rich parents go. The 'tension' point comes when the students learn that Demons will be attending the school, when for most of their lives, the humans were segregated from demons. I kind of hate the title I came up with, so...if anyone has any ideas8/02/2007 #20
"Demons of the Heart"
http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2389502/1/ This isn't really a new story. I wouldn't say it's one. Just because it's the second time I've written it. So far I'm 11 chapters into it and the irony is just beginning. I'd really love some reviews on it to know where it's going. And who knows I might review you back ;). The story was inspired by a real life tragedy of mine, it's a twist on my own crazy life. One of the later characters(who was just introduced in chapters 9 through 11 represents me. His ex-lover naturally represents an ex-friend of mine who tried to force me into choosing between her and the guy I had feelings for who is Decland. The story's main character. Decland lives all alone in his flat, quietly suffering from a disease that is eating away at his bones. He is caught up in pain, trying to find love, the truth of his brother's death and making him and his band mates famous. Where will it lead? We can only wonder. thanks for your time ~ ::Vodoo-Dreamer::8/08/2007 #21
I'm back. And I'm writing a short story. And I have bad confidence. I've written this as of now and I need feedback to continue. What I'm trying to accomplish isn't actually a story. This story is by no means original, unique, whatever. I'm writing it for the language. It will start just as any story, easy to read, understand, if I'm lucky it'll also make the reader feel with the characters. As it accelerated, it'll gradually kill the language and be written simply for the sake of words. The title is "Muse".8/15/2007 . Edited 8/15/2007 #22
"He called him Grace. Grace had a mistress. And I’m his lover’s wife.
It was a cold New York winter with whirling snow flakes and deep purple sky.
They met outside the hospital cafeteria the night of the accident. Theo had only suffered a cut on this forehead from hitting shattering glass, but they brought him in for chest examination; all ribs intact. He’s always been a lucky bastard. I was still sedated and wouldn’t be released for another two weeks with severe concussion and internal bleedings in my lungs. He didn’t sleep at my bedside. Theo was walking around with a paper coffee cup in one hand, enjoying how charming that cut under his ruffled bangs was making him at four in the morning. He made good use of looking shaken and vulnerable. He was a playboy and nothing could change that, not even being married to me. But Grace changed it. Grace changed it all."
Do tell anything you think! XD Anything from feedback to what you think will happen/would like to see happen.
I'm stuck on a few things. First is the POV. Well I like the POV, but I don't know if she should be present or not mentioned. The other stuff I'll have to just take care of.
So far I've only written one short story. I'd like to do longer ones, but my short attention span and active imagination warn me that that might not be the best idea at the moment.8/30/2007 #23
A cliche bad date story where the helping friend ends up giving unusal advice about penis sandwiches and such.
P... peen... penis sandwiches? Oh, I GOTTA go check this out... lol8/30/2007 #24
I *think* I know what you're talking about... Don't see a lot of that in slash fics, tho. Usually it's anal, anal, anal.
I assume you mean frot...and if you mean frot, I must say congrats. If you mean blowjob...bleh. Bjs and anal are getting boring. I must say I'm a huge fan of frot though. I've only written it once but it should come to play more often in my stories as I thoroughly enjoy it.8/31/2007 #25
Now I have to go to French class. Ew. College.
I must say I'm a huge fan of frot though.8/31/2007 #26
Hear, hear! (Or is it here? I think it's hear...)
I think I've only read two stories with it in them, one of those being yours, Lysh.
I'd like to see it more places as well, Lainny. That's why I did it. And because the time period that happened wasn't all:8/31/2007 #27
We REVIEWZ hte interwebz for sexxorz! Lol. Peft. I'm sure research could have been done, I just don't think it would have been done.
I can assure you though, Lainny. I will write it again. In fact, I was debating writing right now. Hmm. Porn time?
Porn time, indeed.8/31/2007 #28
Well, I guess I'll pimp my new fic here... Only one chap, but since that's the most I've done in MONTHS, I'm still happy about it.9/16/2007 #29
My point with this one is to keep the guys as guys. You know how us slash-writers are - most of the boys are just girls in disguise. And I'm as guilty of that as any of the yaoi fan-girls... So I just thought I'd see what it'd be like if the guys were... y'know... guys. :)
I'll get around to reading that failte200 when I have a little more time on my hands. It sounds good. I agree with the fact that many slash stories have one of the main fellas as basically a girl in a guys body. I try to stray a little from that, but I think I'm also a little guilty of falling into the trap.10/16/2007 #30
I'll pimp my new story here too!
It's different from my usual writings...but it's an idea that came to me that I had to instantly write down. :)
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