Warning! F/F Smut.
I know, right? Ashley writing femslash…weird. I thought so too, and then I found it to be quite refreshing and different than what I usually write.Also a bit of a challenge. Plus I wanted to give Alyssa something fun to read.
So…click the Read More. Ya know, if you’re into this sort of thing…or if you’re like me and Heteroflexible fabulous. (really need to find the person who coined that term)
I can’t believe someone wrote f/f femslash for me to read.
Sometimes I stare at the computer screen when the words don’t want to come and I think, “Fuck, who am I kidding? This is terrible writing, and this story is shit, and no one cares, anyway.” And I close the window and go do something else.
But every now and then I get an amazing, heartfelt, beautiful comment from someone who loved something I wrote, and it reminds me that, at least for that one person, I did write something worthwhile. And so I open the window again and I write one sentence, and then another, and then I start to find my way again.
So on behalf of all fanfic writers everywhere, I want to say thank you, thank you so much, to all of the readers who take the time to leave a comment and tell us that something we wrote mattered to you, that it brightened your day or made you laugh or cry or get horny or whatever.
Please don’t think we’re ever bothered by your comment, or that we don’t want to hear it, or that what you have to say isn’t important enough. It means so, so much. And on some days, it’s what keeps us going.
Because it needs to be said, especially on days like today.
slow build fics
#u know what gets me turned on #SIXTY THOUSAND WORDS OF FRIENDSHIP #AND COMFORT AND LEARNING EACH OTHER AND EACH OTHER’S HABITS #AND EARNING AND GAINING TRUST #AND PINING AND AWKWARDNESS THAT EVOLVES INTO LOVE BUILT ON CARING
I don’t think you guys understand how much I love fanfiction cliches in my smut. I love them so much. I could read a hundred stories where two characters get locked in a small space or have to share body heat or get caught in a rainstorm and have to take off wet clothes. I’m being completely genuine when I say that I live for smut fanfiction cliches.
lmao people mock fanfiction but when u think about it some people manage to create novel-length stories that are extremely well written without getting paid and they do it on top of school and work and everything else in their lives just because they love to write and they love the original story or the people they write about like im pretty sure that’s more productive than being the person who is just sat there laughing at it all
olicity fanfiction: broken written by chasethewind
» The moments when we are at our weakest and most vulnerable are the moments when we need those that mean the most to us. Sometimes just knowing someone is there to help you through the pain gives you the strength to pull through. She became the strength he needed when life felt hopeless.
Title: Until I wrap myself inside your arms (I cannot rest)
Series: If I Were a Better Man [Part 3 of 3]
Graphic made by: dhfreak
Chapter Rating: PG-13/Teen
Overall Rating: NC-17/Explicit
Notes: This is a sequel to a story based on an AU idea where Felicity and Oliver met before he was stranded on the island; it’s pretty important that you read that too or you’ll be confused.
Word Count: 6,071
Summary: Oliver Queen has returned from an island of purgatory to avenge a city in need of justice. Finding balance in his life is made all the more difficult with a book of names to strike off and a remarkable woman to convince he’s worth her time. Fighting crime as the Hood keeps him busy, but getting Felicity to fall in love with him? Now that’ll take a whole new level of dedication.
Previous: Prologue, Chapter One, Chapter Two,
"You’re home late."
[Oliver] nodded. “Errands.”
[Felicity] quirked an eyebrow. “Really? And what kind of errands can you even get done this late at night?”
He blinked. “There’s a 24 hour Laundromat on King and 2nd.”
Tipping her head to the side, she offered an amused, and completely unconvinced, smile. “So at eleven o’clock at night, you decided to drop by a 24 hour Laundromat…?”
He nodded slowly. “Yes.”
"With what clothes?"
"They’re still there."
"So you brought clothes to a Laundromat, despite the fact that you have a perfectly good washer and dryer here, not to mention paid staff to wash them, and then just… left them there…? Because, I know it’s been five years, but most Laundromats that are open overnight don’t have people who switch the clothes over for you, and if they do, they’re probably going to steal them before you come back."
His lips twitched. “So you’re saying my favorite argyle sweater has been stolen.”
"I’m a man of mysterious taste."
She laughed, shaking her head. “Clearly.”
Screw writing “good” fanfiction. Write interesting fanfiction.
Write any fanfiction. Write your characters any damn way you want.
Write dark fics that are bloody and angsty and sad. Write smutty fics that have absolutely no plot whatsoever. Writer characters who sound different than canon, who live in different time periods, and on different worlds. Write overused tropes and cliches all you want. Write badly. Write well. A fanfiction isn’t “good” because it is regarded with tons of reviews or because the critical ones in the fandom deem it so. It’s not good because it’s canon. It’s not good because it’s dark. It’s not good because it’s fluff. It’s not even good because it’s the most creative and well researched piece of writing in the entire internet. It’s good because it belongs to you, because it came from your imagination. It’s good because you were brave enough to put yourself out there to celebrate the thing you love. So don’t focus on writing fanfiction that other people call good. Write the fanfiction that you want to read.
—a twist on this post, which pretty much everyone on tumblr has seen. My response to anyone who likes to be super critical and pompous about fan fiction.
A collection of one-shots using typical tv show tropes featuring Oliver and Felicity.
ACK!!!! It’s fabulous!! I love it so much!
Thank you, thank you!!!!
So happy that you liked it :D
As it says in my bio and as those who know me would have picked up, I read a lot of fanfiction. I get terribly addicted, I cry, I laugh, I talk about it to people who have never even heard of the term but in all of this I have grown to have my favourites, my pet peeves, my opinions, but most of all I have learnt to respect others and their opinions and taste.
I learnt to read when I was four, I studied English Literature and worked in a bookstore for three years, the written word has always been a part of my life. Fanfiction was a new discovery for me, I was all too quick to dismiss it when I first came across it as being nonsense or badly-written excuses for literature, but the introduction to a really good Harry Potter fanfiction which was better than many original novels that I have read swiftly changed my opinion.
You cannot be actively part of a fandom without delving into fanfiction, and yes, I have written my fair share of bad fanfiction, I still see myself as more of a reader than a writer. I prefer not to recommend fanfictions to other people because I am of the strong opinion that everyone does not have the same taste especially when it comes to art, which writing falls under. I have also had the problem where many fics that have been recced to me, that are considered ‘popular’ in the fandom I have not enjoyed at all. Which is not to say that said fics are terrible, they are popular for a reason. Many will argue it is because of good marketing by the authors who post about their fics every second minute and get the right people to promo it, which is true, it is also because these fics might speak to certain readers at the point in their lives where they are at, whereas my life experience, age, willingness to stomach certain things might make me less susceptible to certain fics. Which is true of all forms of fiction, the fact that my best friend’s favourite Charles Dickens novel is Great Expectations and I could not even get past the third chapter, I found it that boring, does not mean that Great Expectations is a bad novel, it means that it just did not speak to me the same way it spoke to her (in the same way I loved Bleak House whilst she found it way too long and confusing).
Every writer has their own style, some may prefer first-person narration while others prefer the omniscient narrator, some have complex plots while others prefer it keep it simple, with some we have an armada of characters, whilst others will just focus on the main two, then there are all different genres in which people write in. I, myself, prefer reading fanfictions that are in the third person but I have spoken to other people who like how personal first person narration is. Which is why some writers whose fics might have many fans do not appeal to me even though their follower count on their stories show that there are many other people who they do appeal to.
This fandom is comprised of people who are different ages, from different countries, who speak different languages, some who are rich, some who are poor, some who are stereotypically middle-class, expecting everyone to enjoy the same fanfictions is unrealistic. Some people like fluffy, happy-endings whilst others prefer angst and sadness. We are not the same, despite the fact that we like the same pairing in a popular television series.
Yes, I will admit that there are some terrible fanfictions out there which are badly-written, unrealistic, terribly out-of-character or not adequately researched and these are the ones we see more often as they are easier to update so they are much more in our eyeline. But I am of the school of thought that does not scoff at popularity, things are popular for a reason. While I am not personally a fan of 50 Shades of Grey I understand why it became such a phenomenon, it brought the bedroom out of the shadow and allowed women to embrace their sexuality out in the open (albeit the fact that it was incredibly silly and had an annoying main character). I know people who didn’t pick up a book in years who read the 50 Shades trilogy in a weekend. I do believe many people read popular fanfictions because they want to feel part of something, they want to join in on conversations, they want to be acknowledged, they want their voice to be heard but there is only up to a certain point where you can pretend to be interested in something until the time will come when you see the email notification about the update and you will groan internally.
To cut a long story short, judging people because they like a popular fanfiction or because they like a fanfiction that you personally do not like does not make you better than them, neither does it mean that you have a better understanding of literature or that they are immature, it means that they are a different person to you with a different background and different quotas where it comes to what they read.
And also writers, not everyone will like your fic, don’t cry when you get a hateful review or when someone doesn’t want to read your fic, it might not be what personally interests them and no amount of covers and gifs that you have made for your fic, or so-called ‘famous’ people that you have promoting it in their Fics of the Week/Month/Year, or Klaroline awards that you win won’t change that. Let’s learn to live in a community where all respect each other. Writing takes a lot of time and effort. And lastly, never let anyone make you feel ashamed of what you like.
P.S. This title is totally stolen from Stephen King’s On Writing-