Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by ProfAllister » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:10 am

Retrograde01 wrote:Thanks for the support, guys. Scene IV will be out in the near future.
Mirage_GSM wrote:Nice chapter.
You know I'll always take quality over quantity.
Everyone always says this, but two months is still unacceptable.
I know why you'd say this. Two months is a pretty big thing, especially in message board time. And it does feel a little unfair to those of your readers who are experiencing it as a serial rather than as a single contiguous work. The one-year mark's sneaking up for me on my project, and I'm inclined to say that I'm maybe halfway done.

And it's true that the longer you go, the harder it gets to pick it back up. The more time has passed, the more discouraging it becomes to pick it back up. And if you let yourself, you'll start going back to look at the earlier chapters (especially if you're doing a continuity check) and deciding that they're terrible and need to be rewritten (or that the whole project was a bad idea to begin with).

So yes, deadlines are important.

On the other hand, your first posted version is what people are most likely to see and remember. Going back to edit things alter is all well and good, but it's not really a second chance. I'm not saying to withhold posting until it's perfect, though. There's a happy medium in all things, after all.

What I am saying is that rushed work is rather permanent. If you force yourself to get something, anything on paper in order to hit a deadline, you're probably doing it wrong. And once it goes live, people will read it and remember it. So a spur-of-the-moment decision could cost you significantly in terms of audience goodwill, and it's very hard to recover from that.

Also, it's one thing to say you're going to go back and fix something. It's much harder to actually do it when the time comes.

Again, this isn't to say delays are always a good thing or always justified. There are many, many problems on that side of things, too. I still strongly advocate writing to put something on paper, and toy around with different approaches if you seem stuck. But don't rush to go public in order to meet a deadline if you know it means you aren't giving your work the attention it deserves.

Deadlines are in fact a good thing. I strongly recommend them, even. But they're there to help get good work done. If the focus is too much on the "done" part and not enough on the "good," it will probably come back to bite you.

...this kind of discussion really needs a point/counterpoint format in order to show the benefits and problems with both sides of the issue...
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by Titus » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:36 am

Lol I checked pretty much every day to see if it was updated and the one day I didn't ...

Good read, and wow two months? September went by fast for me.
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by monkeywitha6pack » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:23 pm

This is another fan fiction I can't read with our smiling :D

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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by AnathRaema » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:08 pm

I don't care if I'm old and grey before the next chapter is released. I thoroughly enjoy good works that suck you in, leaving you wanting more and more.
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by FANNYMAN231 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:45 am

Hey there dude. Firstly I just want to tell you that this fic of yours is really eye catching and got me real hooked.

I'm just a lurker on this site for weeks now, just made my account today. I noticed that you haven't posted for months now, just wondering if you're still continuing this fic.

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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by Yukarin » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:55 am

I would also like to know if you are still continuing this fic because this is a different Rika from the Rikabro route and it's really interesting.

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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by Silentcook » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:07 am

People, stop asking.
-Asking for extensions, continuations, sequels, and followups. Let authors proceed at their own pace.
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by FANNYMAN231 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Sorry, my bad. Forgot about that. Force of habit in other sites...


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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by TyronePotato » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 am

Can't wait for the next part! This story is great. You are doing a great job.
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by Oddball » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:58 pm

I'm really disappointed that this never continued. These are one of the most likeable versions of Saki and Rika I've seen.
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [10/2]

Post by swampie2 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:08 pm

Very interesting, love the way you've written Saki and Rika.
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Re: Redshift - Rika Route [7/27]

Post by HoneyBakedHam » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:51 am

RedRover wrote:Pork!? The best flavor of instant ramen!? LIES! Chicken is the best! CHICKEN I SAY!!!

Otherwise, fantastic chapter.
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