passive-aggressive advice for fanfic writersfrom an amateur fanfic writer.
1.) Don't put 'my summary sucks/I can't write summaries' in your summary. If you can't take the time to write a decent summary, what's gong to make the reader think you can take the time to write a decent fic?
2.) Don't beg for reviews, and for the love of God don't put 'I won't update again until I get X amount of reviews' at the end of your chapters. I see this all over the place and it makes you look just as conceited as you think it does.
3.) Get a beta-reader. I don't care who it is, your sister, brother, friend, mom, English teacher, whatever. Get someone to go through and read your shit. You'd be amazed what another set of eyes on your writing can pick out. For a lot of readers (including myself) all it takes is one big error or lack of punctuation to pull me out of your story and douse my interest. Most people aren't going to struggle through it. They're going
Prizes updated, Portrait Collection no.4Hello, dear friendsPrizes updated, Portrait Collection no.43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've been busy with my contest lately. Sorry if I don't have time to visit your galleries as usual. By the way, I just have updated the prizes in my Draw Tom Ripley Contest recently. Here they are :
1st place winner will get 4,000 points
2nd place winner will get 2,000 points
3rd place winner will get 1,000 points
4th place winner will get 700 points
5th place winner will get 500 points
10 Honourable Mentions : winners will get 200 points [200 points per person]
5 Special prizes : winners will get 200 points [200 points per person]
Popular prize :
After deadline, I'll make a poll. The contestant whose work gets high
My Day... in gifsI saw an awesome journal today and was inspired.My Day... in gifs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. I woke up.
2. I went to school
3. I was late, so I ran through the hallways like an imbecile.
4. I cooked potatoes.
5. I went to Multimedia class and trolled Memebase.
6. I then had to go to the office to get a package for my teacher.
7. LUNCH TIME!
My friend, :iconshratehawesome:, almost throws up after she smells our friend's food.
8. Time for painting class.
9. Fuck painting. It's time to doodle... *looks at doodle*
10. I go to English class.
11. Time for the carpool to work.
12. Act like a retard.
13. Drive home with the roof of the car down (and freeze to death because I'm an idiot).
14. Lose internet connection multiple times.
15. Eat dinner.
16. Procrastinate like a boss.
17. Realize tomorrow is Friday.
Today was one of my boring days.
The results of Draw Tom Ripley ContestThe results of Draw Tom Ripley Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The results of Draw Tom Ripley contest
It has been 4 and a half months since I started holding my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest which is a long journey full of new experiences. The origin is just an idea to cope with many deviants who kept asking me for points since I won 5,000 points from Plan Gone Wrong Contest last year. I told them to draw me Tom Ripley first and I'd give them some points in return. After I had got 2 pieces, I started to think "why not make it as a contest? It's gonna be fun."
Day in Gifs.I got out of bed.Day in Gifs.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Played some more Deus Ex.
Went to church.
I let my mind wander.
Then I went grocery shopping.
Came back home and did some chores.
Played with my cats.
Ignored my dog.
Played some more video games.
Read the D.Gray Man chapter.
Went back to video games. (Fuck homework.)
2nd round votingHello dear friends!2nd round voting2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've spent 3 days to finish counting the votes in my Draw Tom Ripley Contest Some votes are invalid because they didn't follow the rules. [haven't become deviant before 1 Feb 2012, put wrong link, put more than one link, posted in other comment box after voting, etc.] However, we still have 390 valid votes. Let's see how many votes each entry got in the first round.
By the way. I organize popular prize because I want to know which entry will be the best work from public's perspective. I've asked all contestants not to solicit votes from anyone personally/specifically. But I didn't write it as a rule because I thought contestants still can solicit votes in private notes and I'll never know. Now I have realized I was so wrong because I found some abnormality has happened during the v
Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ][1,000 for voters]Vote for your favorite entry. [ ENDED ]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi, dear friends!
Now it's time to vote for your favorite entry in Draw Tom Ripley Contest.
To make this vote orderly and easy to count, please read all the rules before you vote.
Who can vote?
Anyone who has account in dA before 1 February 2012 can vote.
Contestants can vote and have chance to win prize for voters too, but contestant can't vote for his own entry.
When can I vote?
You can vote now until the last minute of 31 March 2012, GMT
Check the GMT time here http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/current-time/
How can I vote?
You must vote for one entry only.
November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.Spread the word! Please this journal so more people see it. If this journal gets 100 's in the first 24 hours it's posted, I will add 500 points to the total prize pool!November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read that right. Look over to the right there. See that? Notice how you can add journals to your 's now? That's how we're doing it from here on out. Make a folder in your faves collection for journals if you'd like, but I really need all y'all help in getting the word out there.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
---== THE NOVEMBER LINEART CONTEST ==---
Well, seems there wasn't that much of a competition on this one. According to a recent poll the color-me-club members seem to be quite interested in hosting a month around Mythical Creatures.
Hey, isn't that the stu
14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest Please fave this journal to let more people see this contest. Thank you!14,000 points in Draw Tom Ripley Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconHugMePenguinplz: Welcome to
TOM RIPLEY Contest
Hello. Let's draw my favorite guy 'Tom Ripley' and win all my 14,000 points. All good artists are welcome
Who is Tom Ripley?
There are many versions of Tom Ripley in the books, movies and stageplays.
But Tom Ripley that I mean in this contest is the leading character from the movie in year 1999 called
The Talented Mr.Ripley (Matt Damon version) only.
Click here to see his images :