... I thoroughly approve. XD

This was written by someone else as a companion piece to my fic  In Between Days, and it takes a similar snapshot of life and memories  from Phoenix's perspective on the same day.

The Ghost of You.

kingmobuk: (Edgeworth Inconceivable)
( Jan. 15th, 2008 01:11 pm)
  • I estimated last night, with the aid of an old-fashioned calculator and some mental arithmetic, that since the very end of August 2007 and now I have published approx 69,000 words of PW fanfic. And I have maybe 20,000ish knocking about that remains unpublished.

    Um. Crikey.  That's about three times as much as I thought I had written. Hahahah!  God, no wonder I have insomnia and bizarro dreams.

    I have fixed the knackered links in my Fic Index by the way, thanks folks who flagged them up. It was my fault for trying to navigate linking on FF.Net which I should never do when logged in there.

    Anyway, since I know there are people here who read my stuff but aren't technically in the PW fandom, I'm going to flag up two or three other journals that may be relevant to your interests, since they're personal favourite writers of mine on LJ.  We don't share the same head canons (although damn, we skirt each others a lot!) but they're writers I think I learn from whenever I read their stuff regardless of genre or main character. 

    They'll probably all kill me for drawing attention to their stuff but I can't not, because I think quite often in fanfic the genuine craftsmen who quietly get on with producing superlative work but who may not be writing the 'fan favourite' stories get passed over a lot, and that irks me considerably. I have learned over the last two months that I have pretty high standards, as I tend not to differentiate in my head between fan fiction and any other kind of fiction when reading, so don't make allowances in my mind for what I expect to happen or have seen happen before. Every day is a new day to me and the same goes for fiction. 

    P'raps eventually I will write an essay on the subject, as after a few chats on AIM and MSN and a few exchanges with interesting people on FFRants, I think there's a lot to be explored in the different standards of criticism applied and the reasons for it when comparing original and fan fiction. But not this month, or even this year :)

    Incidentally,  I'm never sure if I meet those standards in my own work, before anyone starts pointing out the faults therein. I do try hard, and I am a severe taskmaster, particularly since I usually fly unbetaed. I have got to the point where I can bear re-reading some of my stuff a month or so later, so that has to be an improvement, although maybe what I consider some of my best stuff might surprise some folks XD

    But I can see what I look for in the writing of a few others and it never fails to give me a thrill because I am such a lit. nerd - heh!

    One of these people in particular will think I'm doing this to make her buckle down and write but she's wrong, because I'd happily wait six months for any chapter of hers and never feel cheated in the mean time! XD

    Anyway, this week I am flagging up the following:
  • [personal profile] soodonim   
  • [profile] poisoninkbottle   
  • and my_little_edgey, who for some reason won't show up as a user. Bloody LJ.

    In all cases please note that some stories may NOT be safe for work, so please check the summaries and ratings carefully. I'll be flagging up more as I come across them, ditto for artists.
kingmobuk: (Phoenix. Coffee On Head)
( Oct. 26th, 2007 04:46 pm)
Well I had a fairly crappy day of crapness today what with one thing or another.

But an entry for a shortfic writing challenge for which I set this week's challenge word "keys" has just made me giggle so much that I now feel as if I had a fab day.

Stand by for a comedy Phoenix Wright/Ghostbusters crossover :)



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