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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:10 pm
by slartibartfast
Reese8 wrote:...Though I am now wondering how one writes a negative number of sex scenes.
You'll never know till you try. :wink:

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:00 pm
by Leaty
Mirage_GSM wrote:Yuri is a term for a genre of anime and manga. I could undersand if somebody uses it to categorize other kinds of literature - or maybe even other media - but the thought that someone could use the term in real life didn't even occur to me before now. I mean, I don't go around calling people "SciFi" because they work at NASA or "Mystery" because they're policemen^^°
Yup, it happens.

I'd also ask why only non-heteronormative couples have their stories called something "yuri" or "yaoi" or whatever—why, for example, is Tenchi Muyo not called something like "daisy" or whatthefuckever? Like isn't it weird that stories with LGBTQIA protagonists get shunted off into their own thing?

Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox.

Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:07 pm
by Eurobeatjester
Leaty wrote:Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.
For anyone wanting to know, I highly recommend it. It's awesome.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:16 pm
by HoneyBakedHam
Leaty, if it helps any, I follow this story because the others have said: Your choice of words and new approach to a VN that is running out of fresh things to fanfic with. Whether Iwanako ends up with a guy or girl matters not, just as long as it's wonderfully written. I don't mean a very graphic, hardcore porn-level love scene, just romantic and intimate.

As far as worrying if I will just think yti thoughts because you use your personal experiences and you identify yourself as you do, don't. If anything, because you're going through a little love thing IRL, that just means I expect some real heart and soul in the story.

Like the whole thing of My Teenage RomCom SNAFU, I want to feel and see genuine things and that's what I love about the popular fanfics in this fanbase: the heart and the ability to get me roped in and feel attached to the characters. And since my real life experiences are horrible and still not going so well, I try to get my fill from you guys (my closest thing to genuine, if you will). I know it sounds pathetic, but I do what I can and you guys just give me something to look forward to when real life goes sour.

....Alright, I'm gonna stop there before this gets too depressing and creepy. :\

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:23 pm
by brythain
Leaty wrote:Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.
It was, I think, the best one-shot I've read this year, whether fanfic or professionally-published, silly or not.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:37 pm
by slartibartfast
Leaty wrote:Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.
Well, you certainly managed to surprise me. I thought I actually knew where this was going, and I couldn't have been more wrong. :mrgreen:

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:02 am
by TheHivemind
Leaty wrote: Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.
Trash Panda is the name of my grunge band.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:40 am
by Valjean Lafitte
Leaty wrote:Unless you'd call, say, Carmilla yuri, this fic is not yuri.
I didn't think you could get any cooler, but then you went and name-dropped one of my favorite stories. If this turns out to be that kind romance story (minus the vampirism, of course), I'll be very happy. :D
Leaty wrote:EDIT: It also bears mentioning that I wrote a story here that was positively dripping with homoromantic subtext and literally nobody caught on without my walking them through it.
I sort of picked up on it, but only in the way that fans (in every fandom) tend to read into every minor thing in order to build a case for a ship they'd like to see happen. But sometimes friendship is just friendship, and I didn't want to assume that wasn't the case here. I guess it would have been more obvious had I read all of Developments.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:40 am
by BlackWaltzTheThird
Leaty wrote:Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.
I don't know what the heck I just read, but it was sweet, in a weird way. I'm very curious as to how you arrived at this idea.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:03 am
by Mirage_GSM
Leaty wrote:why, for example, is Tenchi Muyo not called something like "daisy" or whatthefuckever? Like isn't it weird that stories with LGBTQIA protagonists get shunted off into their own thing?
Well, I'd classify Techi Muyo as "harem". It's not LGBTQ (no idea what IA stands for) but it's not the "standard" one man, one woman romance that is the most prevalent in our society.
Speaking of queer women, if anybody wants to read some of my other writing to tide them over until I finally finish the next chapter, I wrote a silly short story called Trash Panda you may find entertaining. It's non-KS-related—it's a wholly original thing—but some people might like it. idk.
That story led to some interesting further reading :-)
No idea why that should be hard to talk about, though...

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:31 pm
by Leaty
BlackWaltzTheThird wrote:I don't know what the heck I just read, but it was sweet, in a weird way. I'm very curious as to how you arrived at this idea.
My bestie is getting carpal tunnel in her wrists, and I have a silly sense of humor.
Mirage_GSM wrote:(no idea what IA stands for)
Intersex and Asexual.
Mirage_GSM wrote:Well, I'd classify Techi Muyo as "harem".
Bad example, but you get what I'm saying.
Mirage_GSM wrote:No idea why that should be hard to talk about, though...
Because it's funnier that way.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:56 pm
by Alpacalypse
Well, I read that thing what you wrote - the last line made me crack up something fierce. Nice, sweet little story.

If a bit weird.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:42 pm
by slartibartfast
Valjean Lafitte wrote:I sort of picked up on it, but only in the way that fans (in every fandom) tend to read into every minor thing in order to build a case for a ship they'd like to see happen. But sometimes friendship is just friendship, and I didn't want to assume that wasn't the case here.
It was the same for me the first time I read through it. I did see some of the subtext, but I assumed that I was just reading too deep.

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:58 pm
by Jake Zero
Leaty, do you mind if I do a Dramatic Reading of this story and put it on YouTube?

Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:55 pm
by Leaty
I do mind. Please do not do that.