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Multifandom-Madnesss

Tales from the life of a TV show addict

New semester
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... new luck :)

Seriously, I'm busier than ever and it's doing me loads of good. Even though I don't have as much time to write as I'd like to but it's really bringing my time management skills up to speed again.

No more fire safety
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I spent the past three weeks translating 36k worth of text, including graphics and tables... Took me 72 hours in total and I received a nice sum of money for it, but my muse has been sitting in the corner and showing me the cold shoulder since I started.

No more, though! I CAN FINALLY WRITE AGAIN!

HAMLET TICKETS
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I have them. YES. Tickets for the show. I'm so thrilled!!! And coming down from my adrenaline high. Damn, what an adventure.

12,000 people were in line in front of me at the Barbican Website but thankfully I found another site and got tickets there :)

Advertising my fics on LJ and ffn
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Since I'm already here, I decided to advertise my fics a bit :) I started with Civil Disobedience since part II is very close to being complete and I am SO PROUD of that fic, I can't tell you.

I'm also thinking about putting more of my work up on ffn. But I hate ffn. The search system is appalling, the fromatting process is tedious and the reading experience sucks. I simply love AO3. But I'd also like to get more feedback, so... maybe.

Omegaverse, I'm back!
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I'm very proud of my Omegaverse Johnlock story "Civil Disobedience" and thanks to a lot of positive comments, I decided to add a second part.

A few months ago, I finally updated the sequel again and promptly was swallowed up by other fandoms again. However I somehow got a wave of inspiration and wrote the entire next chapter today.

YAY :D Gonna re-read it now and then it's off to my beta!

Just some scribbles... and then there was fic!
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In order to take my mind of academic writing while working on my Sherlock essay I decided to scribble a bit of Bondlock. Initially it was supposed to be a merging of all my favourite tropes... and somehow it mutated into a Season 4 AU inspired by M-theory and there's already 9k on my desktop...

Well.
sh just sort of happened

3rd person focalizer vs. 3rd person omniscient
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I'm currently working on a collaboration with my beta, who wants to co-write a Sherlock fic with me :) We've agreed on plot and general AU characteristics, however, what might become a problem is the voice of the narrator.

I can't read 1st person. I'm sorry but it annoys the hell out of me. It might mean that I miss out on a lot of "classics" in fandom, but that's just how it is. I have one book ("The Good Guy", Dean Koontz) that is written in 1st person that I actually liked. Other than that, if the first sentence of a fic or anything is in 1st person, I'm closing the tab.

Strangely, I LOVE 2nd person! There are amazing fics out there using this narrative voice.

And then there's all the things you can do with 3rd person. Of course you can chose to write an omniscient narrator, who can tell you what each character is feeling in each scene and each moment of said scene.

... which I find, well, not actually confusing, but yes, maybe I find it confusing. It seems unnatural to me to have an omniscient narrator, who's presumed to be "objective". The thing is, however, that you are never objective. You, the author, already shape the story and actions so much that for me an omniscient narrator seems like a lie.

For myself I have discovered something I've been taught as "3rd person focalizer": You only write in the pov of one character at a time. You can change perspectives, even in the same scene, but it has to be indicated/separated or else it'd be (partly) omniscient again.

With a focalizer I assume the mindset of one character and I see all other characters and the world through their eyes. As a reader I find it much easier to empathize with such a character as compared to those presented by an omniscient narrator.

In my opinion it's much more organic this way and I enjoy writing my stories like this. THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. I'm not saying 1st person or omniscient narrators are inferior; they are all equally valid. Everyone just has different preferences, and that's good!

I just have my own.

Sherlock Fandom Survey and my "Johnlock Essay"
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So as a film studies student I can basically chose whatever topic I prefer for essays. This semester my seminar focussed on "Filmic forms of digital media" - obviously my essay will be about Sherlock.

"Adding to Narration and TJLC - The Meaning of Digital Media for BBC's Sherlock" is the exact (working) title.

Partly for this essay and partly for fun I'm also conducting a Sherlock Fandom Survey... for which I have designed a FAQ page (isn't it pretty?). My goal is at least 1000+ participants, so I might try posting to LJ communities as well.

Third time's the charm!
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This is actually ma third attempt to use LJ. I simply never got the hang of this website so I always gave up very quickly.

However, midonz is opening a cinematography discussion group here and I definitely want to be a part of that. So here goes attempt number three to master the art of LJ :D

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