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thanks to boy_named_susie:

I surrender. My pathetic attempts at writing humor wilt in the face of this, one of the funniest stories in funny story history. It's a Buffy/Angel/Doctor Who crossover -- well, not exactly, but kind of ...

http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=17841

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strangexgirl
May. 6th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, well.. your story would be better, if you'd stop letting those rabid plot bunnies attack you and finish it! *prod, prod*
ozma914
May. 6th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
I meant *all* my writing, not just that one story! :-)
janeandrich
May. 6th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
oh, pish-posh. you're a fabulous writer.
ozma914
May. 7th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
I've heard that rumor! :-) Oh, and great icon!
winsomeone
May. 6th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I read that awhile ago, can't remember where, and it struck me as one of the funniest things I'd read in absolutely ages.

Keep on writing. I'll quit for both of us.
slinks away
ozma914
May. 7th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh, no you don't! There will never be enough good writers, and good writers never become great if they don't keep practicing.
winsomeone
May. 7th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, but that begs the assumptions that the writer is good to begin with and/or practice can improve said writer. :-)
still considering slinkage


Oh hell, back to the rewrite.

ozma914
May. 8th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
*sigh* Sometimes you remind me so much of a younger me ...
winsomeone
May. 8th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Well, at least I don't remind you of a younger Wilfred Brimley.

Sorry, waaay too much daytime t.v. the past week. :-)

Despite the heavy sigh, I'm going to take the comment as a compliment. LOL

Edited at 2008-05-08 11:24 am (UTC)
ozma914
May. 11th, 2008 08:49 am (UTC)
A compliment, yes, but I'm also saying that you have trouble with self-confidence. I struggled with that for many, many years -- and sometimes still do.
winsomeone
May. 11th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Me? No self confidence with regard to writing? How could you tell?

A lot of it's because the very first thing I wrote
ever
besides a grocery list was only one year ago next month. Before I started writing fanfic, I'd always wanted to write
something
but never had the guts to try. Then I turned 50. That number forced me to take a hard look at myself and try a couple things I'd always wanted to do. I discovered that I love the actual process of writing as much as I thought I would, so I continue.

I post my scribblings because it scares the hell out of me. Not because I think I actually write well.

In the meantime,my stories get nominated for an occasional award, although they never win so I have the sneaking suspicion that the same person always nominates them, which is very sweet. Then that nominator gets outvoted. :-)

You, otoh,
are
really good. Trust me, I know. I've spent my entire life reading other people's stuff.
ozma914
May. 12th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment, but keep this in mind: I've been writing fiction since before I was ten years old, which means I've been doing it for more than THIRTY-FIVE YEARS. After all that time, if I'm still doing it I'd *better* be good! Considering how well you're doing after just a year, there's no reason to think you can't be great after a decade.
winsomeone
May. 12th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'll be able to supplement my social security. LOL
ozma914
May. 13th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
I've actually been thinking something along those lines. I've vested my PERF, (public employee retirement fund), and in a couple of years I'll have 20 years in on this job. If I sold a book today, it would probably still be another 10 years of hard work before I could hope to give up my day job; by then I'll be 55, and closing in on both getting my full retirement and social security not too far in the future. It would be nice to have a little steady income to go along with the stop-and-go of publishing ...
gillo
May. 6th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
That was a scream! Thanks for the link.

ozma914
May. 7th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
You're welcome! It's one of those stories that make other writers slap their foreheads with jealousy. :-)
vilajunkie
May. 7th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm surprised there wasn't a Dalek in there somewhere. Odd that, both you and beer_good_foamy share Whedonverse/Whoverse fanfics today.
ozma914
May. 7th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Another one? I haven't gone through my flist for today yet, but I'm a big fan of crossovers. I've been working on my own Buffy/Doctor crossover, and I'd imagine that's going to be an ongoing trend as WhoMania continues to increase here in America.
vilajunkie
May. 8th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
It's rather sad though that WhoMania didn't hit America until the 9th Doctor. By the way, I heard the actor who plays Jack Harkness is gay in real life; make of that what you will with Jack/Doctor scenarios.
ozma914
May. 8th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Yes, I heard him talk about it in an interview. It fits his character too, because if it wasn't there in his earlier Who appearances I don't know my subtext.

I remember watching an episode of Doctor Who when I was a teenager, although it didn't make much of an impression on me at the time. There may not have been Who mania, but it was playing here in the states somewhere!
winsomeone
May. 8th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
There are lots of Dr.Who fans out there- but most of us are older, from the Tom Baker years. I've got all of his(and 3's) eppies on vhs tape and for Christmas and my birthday I always ask for another episode on dvd. I'm slowly replacing them all.

Down here they were on public television during the 1970's and 80's.

It's so great that younger fans are starting to appreciate the show.
ozma914
May. 11th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
I didn't know the older Doctors were even available on DVD. It doesn't really matter at the moment, since I've got that whole "no money" thing going on, but I'll keep it in mind for future purposes!
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