Hey Jordan!! Just wanted to update you on your character, Prim.
As you know, I accepted her onto my fan-fiction and when I did, I didn't really know how to fit her in a natural way however I did say she'd be a main character.
Now I've been writing and planning more, I've decided to make Prim a recurring character instead. I've got so much happening for the character now than I did before and she has much a bigger presence in the story. She has a big story in the earlier episodes then she's kind of absent but returns in a big way. I was originially going to have her leave after her big story but I found ways to bring her back, which keep her on but aren't forced either. Despite all this, she's still going to be a recurring character because there's lots of main characters and I feel the billing as main promises a lot of screen-time, songs, etc.
But when I accepted this character, I only saw her as minor character to be honest but she's grown into a bigger character and I'm already thinking about her future in my fan-fiction.
Hey Jordan!!! I just want to announce I should be debuting the first episode of my fan-fiction ( next week hopefully) It's going to be Part One of episode one . It won't continue weekly or anything, it's just for a teaser.
P.S. I'm quite happy because I spoke to you about it, didn't I? About Episode One being really overlong but I didn't want to cut it into two seperate parts because there wasn't a natural place to end the first half for it to be picked up in the second half. However, after finally looking at it and having a new idea, I've added some new story elements in and I've now got the perfect cut-outt point so it's officially going to be two parts.
Hey :) I'm replying to your message on a new board as I think the other board of ours was getting too long and taking ages to load.
I'm not that close to this aunty, it's just upsetting because one of my other aunties who I was a lot more closer with and had more of a bond with died after cancer like eight years ago.
I kind of get what you're saying - We do have other family but not much connection to them - we only really keep in touch with my two aunties (the one with cancer and another one) and my uncle so it's not that much when I come to think of it.
Aww that's nice. Least that's a positive out of a negative.
It's not too bad now, I'm mostly interacting with my friends from Level 1 but everyday, our group is interacting more and more so we'll see. I'm enjoying, thanks - except today I had a bad day. It's four days each week and in Level 1, you see, there was rarely homework except some rare occasions but I took my book home and did it out of enjoyment. This time, we have homework nearly everyday and i'm been on top of my work but this week, slightly fell behind and I was so tired yesterday and I was gonna have an early night. Instead, I decided to pull my finger out and get at least some work done, I did my artist presentation in my book, made it look all awesome and all (really proud of it and it took me four hours so nearly too midnight) and it got thumbs down by the teacher. So bummer :P
Yeah, it's true - Glee couldn't acess Disney songs due to copyright and licensing and stuff but somehow, they've managed it with Let It Go. I think it's possibly due to the fact there's the Idina Menzel and the Demi Lovato version (with is same but with a few lyrical changes) and I don't think it's been properly confirmed which version Lea's singing...so maybe that's how they've bypassed the rules or maybe Disney gave in.
Just keep on going, I don't think I could get invested in a new fic because i'm already way too invested in this one.
I'm really thrilled with some of my song choices so far. I've got this season quite planned in details - I've got a document on Word that keeps expanding and expanding due to my ideas. I decided how my Season 1 finale is going to be yesterday - originally this other episode was going to be the season finale but I've added an order of more episodes so the finale's different....but it's gonna be so good. I just think I might get some flak for how promiment Marilyn (Melinda) is in the fic above some other characters.
It's funny how you've re-named "Duet With Me" and called it "The New Harmony". Funnily enough, one of my episodes was at some point called that exact title :)
Haha, yeah, you're right. Our last board was taking forever to load for me as well, and scrolling through every reply was becoming tedious a task :P
It's quite upsetting. I understand how you feel (this is slightly a different idea, but somewhat relates to what you were saying) because both my mum's parents died before I was born, and from what my mum says about them, they would have been amazing grandparents to me and my sister. The thing that is most upsetting is that my dad's mother, the one who has done lots of bad things to the family, and doesn't care much about us, is the one who is still alive. I know that sounds extremely bitter, but I still love my grandmother, it's just difficult to get over things that people to do you and others sometimes.
Once again, best wishes for you and your aunty. Hopefully everything will be alright in the end.
I know how you feel. There have been times where I have tried desperately to keep up with all my schoolwork, but it's difficult when you have so much to focus on and it's difficult work too. I've fallen behind on work a few times and I've found it very difficult to catch up to too. Also, that's a shame your teacher didn't like your work. I hate when that happens, where you truly think you've done something amazing to only be told it's not that good after all.
That's rather strange that they've been given the rights to "Let It Go", but perhaps you're right about the versions though. Hopefully, though, Disney's just given in and we'll see a few Disney performances throughout the season (In case you haven't noticed, I like wishful thinking, haha)
I think so. I couldn't get invested in a new fic either. Although there are many flaws throughout this fic, I have grown to love it, and especially the characters, because in a lot of ways, a lot of the storylines have been based off of experiences I have gone through/feelings I have had before, so I relate to the characters quite a lot.
I used to have a Word document like that too. It basically housed everything and anything relating to the fic that I needed to remember. Luckily now though, most things for me are located on the wiki :P But I still have a huge document with all of the song and episode plans for future episodes too.
I can't wait for your fic. I know it's still probably quite far off from its premiere, but I'm still really excited for it.
Honestly, Melinda was one of my favourite characters featured in your last fic, and I would have loved to see her more, so you won't be getting any flak about including lots of her, at least from me :P Also, I think it's quite important there are a few central characters that everyone can become invested in. There's rarely shows/movies where every "main" character is as equally displayed or focused on as the others. I think that's what makes fics/stories in general exciting, where you have a few central characters you learn to love and can't wait to read about each episode, and then when other "less central" characters come in and have a story, it's just as exciting, because you're getting someone new to look at, and a new story to enjoy. I really don't know if any of that made sense though. My apologies, it's Friday while I'm typing this, and I just got home from a long week of school, so I'm very tired.
That's really strange! Great minds think alike :P If you're still using the title for an episode, I can change mine, I don't mind. I actually was struggling to think of a title because this episode is sort of different to a lot of others in the sense that it doesn't really have a central theme, idea or concept most plots are based on. Like, it's kind of a bit of everything sort of episode. The title was inspired by "The New Rachel" on Glee, and my title has a few double meanings.
On another note, Marina released her new title track named "FROOT" not that long ago. It came out at 5pm in the UK, which was midnight here in Western Australian time, so stupidly, I stayed up until midnight to hear it. Then, of course, you can't just hear a new song by one of your all-time favourite singers ONCE, so I ended up staying up until about 1 in the morning listening to it, then I feel asleep, with my earphones in :P
Also, before I forget (I've been meaning to ask for quite some time now), since Robin Williams portrays Winter's dad, Leo, and since he recently passed away, I'm not sure what to do. Because although this is just a fan fic, I personally think it's a bit dishonourable to act as if he is still alive and have him continue to portray Winter's father. I'm not sure whether to either:
1) ignore the fact he has passed away and keep him alive in the fic (which I don't really want to do, because I think it's a bit harsh, but might have to).
2) I could ignore the fact he has passed away and instead just never have the character Leo appear in the fic again.
3) I could have Leo pass away in the series (although I don't really want to do this either, because then it just adds a whole heap of unneeded drama to the plot and it'd mean Winter would have to act differently for the next few episodes, which I'm not really in the mood to adjust to).
4) I could provide some other reason that Leo will not appear in the series again, apart from death.
I'm really quite puzzled about this. He's included in the next episode for the Winter storyline I have planned, but from then on, I'm not sure what to do.
Hey :) To be honest, i couldn't believe at how long our board had come. We both wrote some L............ONG paragraphs. Lol :)
I totally get what you're saying and I don't think it sounds bitter at all actually but best wishes to you and your family too. I know it might sound nasty but I've never been this close to this Aunty with cancer but nevertheless, I wouldn't want anything to happen to her and for to die from it because it's a horrible way to go and it's throat cancer. And my mum has a best friend who's now a widow because her husband died from that same cancer and it was horrific. Also, one of the reasons I want her to be okay because I don't want my mum to have to say goodbye to another sister who has died too with cancer. Do you get what I mean? And yeah, I get way too hold over on things people do.
It's so amazing how things can turn aroud so quickly - last week, i was behind basically, i had things to do for all my four art projects. But now, i've catched up on everything and i'm in the lead in my class. I know i might get behind again but it's a good feeling for the time being. After every project, we have to do evaluations for two of our projects (one about painting and one about 3-D work) which reflect on your work and say what you like and could of done better (you've probs done them before) and most people are only starting Evaluation 1 or nearly finishing it. But i've already done both Evaluations and my teacher has seen them and said they're a Level 3/ 4 standard and it's a Level 2 course (I guess liking writing and that you can fast-type can come in handy)
i totally hear what you're saying. Even though you haven't seen it, some of the plot or characters have things I've gone from or feelings I've felt. I think it's a lot better when you put yourself into your writing and characters, i think it makes them a lot relatable.
Awww thank you. I'll keep you updating on the progress. Here's some behind the scenes info. For episode one, it's composed up of 37 scenes and I know that sounds like a big number but there not all big scenes and the first episode is just about setting the stage basically and you don't meet every character. Characters don't stop getting introduced till about episode five. Out of 37 scenes, i've completed 12 scenes so I've still got a lot to do but I know it feels like i'm taking forever but I just don't wanna rush. As the idea of having to do 25 more scenes was scaring me, I started writing the beginning of Episode 2 and i've got 7 scenes already completed for that so i'm really happy with the progress of that one. I think i'm definetley going to multi-task writing the episodes this time as to me, I think it splits your chances of writer's block because each episode has different storylines and focuses. P.S. Episode One when it's released may be cut down in two parts but honestly, I don't that's an organic thing to do and I don't really cutting my work in half. I know I did it with "Empty Chairs and White Roses" and "We Will Stand Tall For The People Like Us" but that's because, it sort of became two different episodes. One was much slower and one was more fast-paced and concerned more characters.
Aww thanks - I always get so overwhelmed when people say that Melinda was their favourite or one of hers's because as much as I loved her, i don't understand why because I had big plans for her story but I cancelled the fic before it got to the good stuff. In this fic, Melinda's obviously been tweaked and her main storyline won't follow the same direction as it did in PTS because that'd be boring and she's now called Marilyn, which I prefer. I can say, even though i've only somewhat written two episodes - I think Marilyn will surprise you because she sort of comes out of nowhere and she's such a big focus and she's not even in the premiere.
You can keep the title - A, because you took a long time to decide it. B, Your "The New Harmony" is closer than mine would be as mine's like one of the last episodes. I like episodes with double meanings and one's that dont really have a connecting theme as it's just a different sort of storytelling. You kinda think it's a mess but I just think in real life, we all have different things in our life and sometimes they aren't linked by a theme.
I know it wasn't an option I don't think but I'd probably say the best course of action is to probably re-cast the character because it's obvious, you'd feel dishonourable in keeping him as the portrayer and like you said, Leo plays an important part for Winter's storyline and you wouldn't want to have to change things. For some reason, when I imagined Leo - I always saw Harrison Ford in my head (don't ask me why) :)
P.S. So did you like FROOT? (Such a weird name for a song-title)
Haha, yeah, we sure did write some long comments. Honestly though, I love chatting to you. It's great having someone to chat to and explain how things are going, and of course, hearing how you are. It's almost like having a pen-pal :P
I know what you mean. Like, I really despise some of the things my grandmother has done in the past, but I would never wish anything bad upon her either, like with your situation with your aunty.
That's great, I'm glad things are getting better and you're catching up with all your work! :) And yeah, enjoying writing and being able to type fast are very handy skills for a lot of things really.
Yeah, I agree. It just makes characters feel much more realistic, or at least, their thoughts and actions seem more realistic to the reader. Usually, even when things aren't based on particular things I've gone through personally, they are based on experiences and events that I have seen OTHERS partake in.
Haha, 37 scenes does sound like a lot, but like you've said, when you think about it, some of the scenes will be shorter. And I agree, don't separate the episodes if it won't work. I'd rather read a cohesive but lengthy episode over two shorter split episodes but have little content, or are difficult to understand due to needing to refer to the previous half-episode to grasp every plot/concept occurring, if that made any sort of sense. :P
That seems like a brilliant idea. Honestly, I've not really thought about that. I wrote scenes for multiple episode back when I first started, but that was because I would focus on a particular character and write all scenes sort of revolving around them, regardless of the episode, then I stopped doing that quite quickly because I was still unfamiliar about the characters (and I didn't label which episodes the scenes should go in, which meant things got a bit messed up). But I honestly think that's such a good idea, because I quite often get writer's block for a particular episode, because I'm sick of the idea/concept/plot, but if I write scenes for separate episodes, it'll be much easier to be motivated and focused on everything, so thanks for that suggestion, I will definitely do that soon.
Melinda was one of my favourite characters, not particularly because of her plot (although, I loved where you were going with her storyline), but the reason I really love her was because of her characterisation. I'm aware we never saw her complete story, but from what we saw of her, she was a humble and kind person, and the way she acted, thought and spoke made me like her. I'm really excited to see her resurrected as Marilyn. (Although, not going to lie, I'm kind of sad she's not in the premiere. But I'm sure I'll still love the premiere even without her :P)
Wow, thanks for that suggestion! How did I not just think of recasting him? I think Harrison Ford would be a great portrayer, I will change the actor name for Leo soon.
Haha, yes, I did like FROOT! :P It's a bit literal in its expressions, and it's a bit too quirky for my liking, but I still love it regardless (although, you could probably present me with any Marina song and I'd love it regardless, so I'm VERY biased!) A lot of people are outraged because it is clearly a song about love, sex, and fertility, but I honestly am not even the slightest bit upset about it. If she had said things like "f*ck me hard tonight, make it hurt" or something as animalistic as that, then sure, I would be upset that she had turned to such pointless and "mainstream" music, but because the entire idea of sex and love is completely told through metaphors, and it's a one-off, I'm okay with it.
And people are also angry that FROOT is more of an "80's funk" sort of vibe, but I think people really just need to accept the fact that if an artist did not change their style musically, they would ultimately become boring, repetitive and uninspired. I think it's great Marina is experimenting with her style, and for goodness sake, she even stated that every song to be on her new album sounds completely different, and she has previewed a snippet of a slower, piano ballad, so I don't see why people have completely given up hope. If she wants to change her style, let her. She's still as great as she's ever been.
The only reasonable annoyance I can tolerate and understand is people frustrated at her not explaining why FROOT is spelt different to "fruit". Perhaps it's just to grasp attention/be recognised, but it's still annoying, imo. I think "La Dolce Vita" or "Living La Dolce Vita" (a lyric in the song) would have made for a much better title, but perhaps that's just me.
(Sorry, I just realised how much I wrote about FROOT. I am very sorry, I sometimes forget that not everyone I talk to loves Marina as much as I do :P)
By the way, I bought Jessie J's latest album, "Sweet Talker", and I love it so much! I'm going to use a bunch of songs from it for my Jessie 2.0 episode this season. Personally, I think it's her best album yet. I'd say my ordering from favourite to least favourite goes Sweet Talker, then Who You Are (very close to ST though), then lastly Alive. To me, Alive just lacked something, I found it a bit more bland compared to her other works, although, that could just be me though.
Likewise :) It's just really freeing I think to have someone to talk or vent to.
I'm really happy with my college work now. We had to hand everything we've done in this project and now we've got a new project which has the theme of animals, which will be interesting as it's not the easier thing to draw animals . We've got to do something in 2-D so like a painting or drawing probably or screenprint and then something in 3-D and I want to do something out of paper mache (I think).
Totally get that. Like some of the stuff I write about might not just be what I've had happened to me. Sometimes it's based on things people I know have had happen to them. Sometimes the storylines just expand from me thinking what would I do if I was in that certain situation.
I think I'm gonna keep it at one big episode but If when i've finally wrote it all, I'll see if there's a part where I can end for it to naturally pick up in Part 2...if I can't find any part to seperate the first episode, It can just be big.
Funnily enough, progress is better on my second episode than my first. I've narrowed the episode to 23 scenes and I've completed 15 and a half already so I'm really pleased with myself and I think it'll be finished by time this week is over. Then I can move onto Episode 3. If i'm multi-tasking episodes, I only want to tackle two episodes at once otherwise it'll become too out-of-order.
Yeah, that's what I used to do - like choose a character and write all the scenes revolving around that character first. (It's like what I did with the Spencer-centric ep in PTS) I think it'll be a good method for you, if it works wonder for me who you know is slow with writing then IT WORKS.
Aww thanks: That's one of the things i'm sad about ending PTS is that I never got to tie Melinda's storyline up because though she didn't seem like a big focus in the beginning, she would become that eventually. Her expanding role would have been like how in Glee Season One, you had Santana and she was there and had little bits of storylines but not a big part...but in S2, it was much bigger...kind of like that.
Don't be sad, she's appearing in Episode 2. But in that episode, her part is minimal and it's only a recurring part until about, Episode 5 where she's more in the main story.
There's not a lot of the main cast in Episode 1 or 2, it takes up until Episode 6 to get everything established.
For some reason though when I read Leo in your fic, I always pictured Harrison Ford.
I just listened to FROOT and I love it, it’s my favourite Marina song I’ve heard. I love the usage of metaphors and the 80’s funk vibe.
I’m usually one of them people who get annoyed over little things like that but I can live with the fact it’s called FROOT instead of fruit. I think FROOT is much more eye-catching and more unusual.
I do like how artists reinvent themselves like P!nk for instance, she was originally an R&B singer and you could easily confuse her with a member of TLC but then she ventured in the pop scene and it’s made her the big star she is today. If she had stayed in R&B, not even experimenting different styles and sounds, I don’t think she would of lasted at all. However, I do think I remember reading P!nk not liking her original style and wanting to embrace pop, but her studio management forced her to stay like that but I love her pop music as much as I love her R&B music. I do wish she’d return to that, maybe not as a full album but in one or a couple of songs…but not yet of course as she’s experimenting as she’s done a country album with the lead singer out of a band (I can’t remember off the top of my head who it is though)
I'm not a massive Jessie J fan, i'm more a fan of her music than I am her. But I do love some of her "Who You Are" songs and the odd "Alive" song but other than that, I wouldn't buy her album or anything. Saying that, I did try and listen to Alive as I watched an interview of Jessie hyping it (like you would if it's your album) and I just didn't like any of it, save "Thunder" and "Wild." But I'll look into "Sweet Talker" as I love "Bang Bang."
Ooh, sounds interesting! I truly admire people who can create visual art, because I am really bad at drawing, painting, etc. even though it's something I love to do. I struggle drawing the simplest of things, and I can barely form a three-dimensional object, lol. So I really admire people who are good at art, because it's something I've never been good at, even though I've tried really hard to be good at. :P It's kinda the same with doctors/nurses/etc, I know I could never do what they do, and so I really admire them for actually being good at what they do. And paper mache sounds like a good idea, if it's done well, you could do something really cool!!
Haha, it's funny that you've been progressing more on the second episode than the first. Sometimes it's like that for me, too, where I'm more focused on a future episode than a current one.
Yes, I think you should only split up the episodes into two parts if you find a really good place to, because even though some people will find it annoying to read long episodes, I'm sure they'll find it more annoying to read a two-parter episode with the first half ending off on a low, anticlimatic point, if that makes sense.
I get what you mean, with comparing Melinda to Santana. In my fic, I reckon Jason was definitely like that for the first 10 or so episodes, and then towards the end of the series he really picked up as a major character.
Really? I wasn't sure you'd like Froot, it's way too quirky for most people. But I'm glad you liked it :) By the way, I'm very excited because Froot is on iTunes for pre-order, and all the tracklists have been confirmed. And there was also a muck-up on her website where the technicians accidentally left the links to the lyric pages for the new songs ACCESSIBLE for ANYONE, and since they have fixed that, although the lyrics are all over social media regardless, because people had saved them and sent them around. I feel bad for Marina, because people aren't meant to know all of the lyrics until the songs come out. I'm also really excited because she's doing this thing called "Froot of the Month" where she releases a new song each month up until April, when her album comes out, so we get six songs (including the title track, Froot) before the album actually comes out next year, which is great.
Yes, I love when artists re-invent themselves too, and P!nk is a great example. Honestly, I've loved basically everything she's put out, but I think my favourite genre/style she's done is pop. I can't really explain why, probably just because I think it suits her voice really well, and pop music is generally easier to like, if that makes sense.
I feel like a lot of artists are forced to be someone they are not, or stick to a genre or style that they personally feel doesn't suit them, or they personally just don't want to do. This is a random example (and you might not even know about them, or have heard about them at all), but Karmin (made up of Amy and Nick, you might know them from their most popular releases "Acapella" or "Brokenhearted") were forced to be really poppy on their album "Pulses", but have since broken away from their record label because they didn't like the sound they were being made to sing, and their most recent releases to be on their next album are really down to earth and they made all their songs themselves, without the help of a label, which is really hard to do. Even Marina revealed in her latest interview that her label wanted her to be more mainstream, and she agreed to change her style and her image quite a bit just to become more successful, but she's said that with her new album, Froot, she's finally done everything she's wanted to do, and not let anybody control her releases except herself.
Sorry for rambling on about artists you probably don't care about, lol :P Feel free to not reply to them, you probably have nothing to add, haha :)
Yeah, surprisingly, I'm actually not a MASSIVE Jessie J fan either. I loved "Who You Are", but then "Alive" came out, and I just felt it was lacking and it was really bland. Luckily, she's redeemed herself with "Sweet Talker", although I feel she changed her style quite a bit on some tracks, and she's tried to sound more mainstream, which is kinda annoying, but I still loved her last album. And like you said, I'm more of a fan of her music, than her as an artist/as a person. For me, the artists that really speak to me are the ones that I connect with not only through their music, on a higher personal level too.
Omg, watched the video. I literally was cracking up through the whole video. At first, I thought that was actually her singing, then I realised they'd just synced up new audio. OMG xP :D
Well, as you probably guessed, I'm best at slushie covers, but remember I can do any custom background you want if you send it to me when you've got requests. But I also have the resources for the following: dodgeballs, graduation hats, Madonna disco ball, Christmas ornaments/baubles, converse shoes (from the Glee Project) and the apples, although I'm not sure how good the quality of these edits will be. I'm willing to trial any of these if you wish for me to :) Also, I found my VERY old (but nevertheless functioning) blog post outlining the slushie/background colours/types, if you'd like to see:
To be honest, I don’t think I’m actually very good at Art. But I guess a lot of people say that, I think you’re always (me especially) critical of your own work but very in love with other people’s work. I’m not very good at three-dimensional objects either but I’m learning. For the 3-d mask, we’re doing animal masks and it’s got to be an animal you can get easy images for (you know from a farm, zoo or you house or a friend’s so cats, dogs, snakes, pigs, birds) I’m doing a cat mask but I’m going to do it in an exaggerative manner and I want to use paper mache. We can use anything from materials like cardboard, wire and stuff like that.
I think it’s just because the first episode is a lot of stage setting and focuses on a few characters whereas the second episode has more a defined plot following a theme and it’s centered on a bigger roster of characters. I’ve stopped writing Episode 2 as I’m waiting for a mash-up from Hinton and because I don’t want to rush. But I’m planning Episode 3 at the moment, which I love, because there are loads of moments for each character and the songlist is really eclectic.
I’m not going to think too much about it, not yet as it’s not even anywhere near the time but I’m leaning towards keeping the episode as one as like you say, Part One could end on an anticlimactic point.
Yeah, Jason felt really in the background and he didn’t have much lines either so I only felt I noticed him when he was mentioned but yeah in Arc 2, he definitely shined.
That’s really awful and such a bad thing as it could go to two ways, it could hurt the promotion of Froot but it could also get people talking. But yeah, that’s bad for Marina. If it was me, I’d be really annoyed with them technicians because now, you look at the lyrics and you already imagine what it’s going to sound like and then you finally get to listen to the song and it could completely different to what you imagined…in a bad way.But that Froot of the month idea sounds really cool.
I love how P!nk is venturing into country because it shows how talented she is and how big her range isbut I read an interview and she’s made it known, she’s still going to do pop songs. It makes me really happy to see how P!nk has progressed because yeah, ages ago around the time of “Lady Marmalade”, she was known and well established but it seemed people had more of a shine to Christina Aguilera or Britney…. but now, I feel P!nk is doing better than both of them, especially in the music category.
Yeah, I read Jessie J said she wanted to crack America with “Sweet Talker” so I guess that reasons with why her music seems more mainstream. But the reason I enjoyed songs from her first album is because it felt British, not all polished like the songs American artists usually do.
I knew you’d love it. When I’m feeling down, I watch that video as it delivers the laughs Everytime.
Yeah, I have that blog post on my bookmarks but I’ve not been on it for a while so thanks for reminding me of it.
YES, I can’t wait for the next episode. But working on other episodes before uploading is a great idea in the long run.
Hi Jack, sorry for not responding for A LONG TIME! Before I properly reply to your response, I need to warn you, this will be a VERY LONG POST, because I need to be honest with you about a few things...
Firstly, I'm cancelling my fan fic. I know it may seem really abrupt, disappointing & anticlimatic, but surely you'd be kidding yourself if you didn't see this coming, right? I mean, I only put out one episode in 2013, and one in 2014, and I haven't put any out since July 2014. I've been thinking about it for some time now, and I kept saying "No, just keep working on it" but I've come to a final decision and I don't want to work on it anymore.
Here are the reasons why:
1) I just have so little time to run it anymore. I get so much schoolwork & I never can manage time to write/plan/edit the fan fic anymore. I have exams this year & I really need to focus on them, especially for Maths, because I SUCK at Maths and if I don't concentrate and focus on what's important I'm going to fail....
2) I'm not in a good place right now to be honest. There's a lot of s*** going on in my life & I'm struggling to deal with all of this. I'll post about this further down since I don't want to cram up this section.
3) I've lost the passion I used to have regarding this series. I used to think about this wiki and the fan fic ALL the time, but now it only crosses my mind occassionaly. It's sad to say, but I just don't get excited to write for this series anymore. I open up a Word document & it feels like a chore, like I'm about to write another essay for an English class or something. I'm uninspired & I don't know 100% where I want to go with it all.
4) I finished the next episode & I was intending on posting it, but it's TERRIBLE. There is no excitement, drama, action. Nothing worth wasting anybody's time reading. The song selections barely matched the plot & the plot was just lacking in so many areas.
5) I noticed that a lot of the plots I had planned got VERY dark. Topics like suicide, death, disease, abandonment (is that a word?!) were being introduced into the series, and I don't like this, considering Glee is meant to be a relatively lighthearted series. I know I could just scrap a lot of these ideas, but without them, I'd have very little ideas left for the series.
6) No one even reads the fic anymore apart from you and perhaps occasionally Hinton.
7) I'm not consistent with posting.
I know these might sound like stupid excuses, and I know you are probably annoyed because you've invested a lot of your time into reading my fic & getting to know all the characters and whatnot, but I hope that you can understand that I have run out of good ideas & I just have lost the desire to continue the fan fic, and if I'm not excited about what I'm writing, it won't turn out very good in the end.
I'm thinking of summarising each episode briefly, explaining what I had planned to happen in each episode, because it'd be very anticlimatic if you never found out what happened to all the characters & the story! So keep an eye out for that, I might copy & paste my brief episode summaries from my Word document onto the wiki soon, and alter a few things to explain it a bit better.
I'll reply to your response in a second, but first I just wanted to elaborate on what I meant above about being in a bad place right now...
I'm hesitant to say this, but I'm only as straight as a circle (hopefully you understand what this means :P) and I'm scared to tell anyone in my life, because I feel like no one will understand. And at school (since I go to a Catholic school), there are lots of people who are "anti-gay" and in our Religion classes, we did a Sexuality unit, and we are being taught about how heterosexuality is the only "normal" form of a loving relationship & that any other type of relationship is "sinful" and "immoral" and it just bothers me & offends me, because it is so against what I stand for. I think most of my friends would be OK with my orientation, but there are some that I don't want to lose because they mean so much to me and I don't want to be judged. And I only have a small group of friends at school (because for some reason there are more people at my school who hate me than like me, so it's hard to make friends with people because everyone's already excluded me and casted me away) so I don't want to lose some of the few that I DO have.
+ On top of this, my great aunty's doctor has told us that her chances of her cancer treatment being successful is low, which scares me. Because I don't want to lose her... There's not much family left in my life anymore. My other great aunty just moved away to Melbourne, my grandma is a foul bitch and she's done lots of bad things to our family, all my other grandparents have passed away, and the rest of my family I haven't seen for a long time & don't know anything about because they live in other parts of the world. All that's left is my parents, sister, aunty, uncle & two cousins under 10 who have just started school.
Anyway, sorry for ranting, I'm just not in the best place right now and I don't really have anyone to talk to about all this, so sometimes when there is someone I feel comfortable talking to, I just blurt everything out. Don't worry about forming a long reply, there's probably not much to say. Anyhow, on with my replies to your post:
I know what you mean, we're often critical and analytical of our own work and often hate what we create, but when somebody else something, we love it because we just accept it for what it is.
I know that it might not be here for a while, but I am really excited to read your fan fic. It honestly used to make my day coming home from school or waking up in the morning seeing that a new episode of your fan fic had been posted!
Speaking of Marina, her entire album FROOT leaked, and two months before it was supposed to be sold! I feel really sorry for her. I hope her fans don't cancel their preorders just because they've got the leaks now, I know I certainly won't!
I agree, P!nk is so versatile and can adapt her voice to suit so many different styles/genres/moods, which is what I love about her! And I agree, I think she's definitely doing better than Britney or Christina now. Britney's last album "Britney Jean" was a total flop, in my opinion.
And sure, I can do an apple cover! But what would you like as the text/background? (Reminder that there's a link up above, to the blog I made a while ago with my cover arts)
Again, I'm SO sorry for cancelling my fic & for this extremely long reply, I just felt that I had a lot to catch you up on & I needed to be honest with you. I'll post the summaries of each episode soon, so stay tuned! :)
I’m really sad to hear this but not just because I REALLY loved your fic and you’re cancelling it but the fact you’ve lost your passion for writing. Writing’s meant to be therapeutic and it’s sad when this happens…don’t think about what you were going to put out, think about what you did put out. What you put out was really good and I can’t speak for anyone else but myself. I really enjoyed reading it, the characters were good, the storylines were good and you’re a good writer so I hope you don’t totally give up on writing. I understand what you mean though with not having any time, I’ve been the same and I keep doing the same thing, opening that word document up and nothing coming to mind. I’m not sad about the fan-fiction being cancelled because I don’t want you to put your all time into something when that time can be spent on your exams so don’t sweat it and it’s annoying that your readership went down because that could’ve worked out to be an incentive. But I’m not one too dwell but just don’t’ think about or regret your decision because you’ve made the right one.
I’d be very interested to hear your summaries of each episode and or maybe just a paragraph on how it was going to end like you said, but only when you find the time and not before. And about that episode you wrote, only release it if you feel comfortable with it. I’m not going to put pressure on you.I 100% understand your reasons and I don’t’ hate you for it.
I totally know what you mean on you only being as straight as a circle and I’m in the same boat.And I’m sorry but I don’t have any advice to impart but I understand your frustrations and it’s scary to think about and that’s why I don’t think about it too much. I don’t have any friends really, the only ones are at college and I don’t consider them “friend-friends”, just people I talk to and socialise there (like I don’t meet up with them outside of college) and I don’t know how they’d react. My male cousin who my friends know only because he was on my previous course came out as bisexual and they were surprised but the girl I’m closest to said it doesn’t bother her. But I don’t know if that’s just because she’s not close to him, like if it was I, would all that apply. + There’s a lesbian on our course and they accept her but there always seems to be an imbalance. Like people accept lesbians but don’t accept gays or people accept gays but don’t accept lesbians. It’s always irked me because I don’t understand how you can accept one but not the other. I’m also very close to my older sister but she can be homophobic. Also, when Sam Smith was on TV winning his awards, he thanked the man who broke-up with him because it inspired his album and my mum said “It just sound s wrong hearing a man say that”. So I’m quite boxed in aswell so I apologise for not being any help but I know you were hesitant, me too but it’s nice to know you can trust me with this.
I really hope your great aunty comes round for all of your sakes. No more tragedy is necessary. I don’t want to say a lot on this because I don’t want to say the wrong thing or put my foot in it but sometimes you think it’s going to go one way but you get a surprise and a miracle does happen and it goes the other way.
I don’t want to reply to the replies you gave to the things I said because that was ages ago but I don’t know if you’re still interested. But I’m still writing my fan-fiction, slowly but surely. I don’t know when it’ll be released but I hope I’ve still got a reader in you.
I’ve completed the second episode. The first episode is a quarter completed and I’m already working on the third and fourth episode.
And I just want to share the songlist for the first episode –
I Like It / The Only Girl In The World by Enrique Iglesias / Rihanna.
Slip by Stooshe.
Trouble by P!nk.
Touch Me (I Want Your Body) by Samantha Cox.
Never Had A Dream Come True by S Club 7.
Almost There from The Princess and The Frog.
Schadenfreude from Avenue Q.
Hair from Hair.
The Nicest Kids In Town from Hairspray.
People Like Us by Kelly Clarkson.
Tell me your honest opinion on the songlist. Also, if you want to know the songlist for either episode 2, 3 or 4 or all of them. Let me know and I have no problem in sharing what songs are happening.
Just want to end with; it’s so nice to hear from you again, even under the circumstances. It’s been a long time coming J
P.S. I’ve not read what I’ve written so I KNOW I made some errors.
Hey Jack! Thanks for letting me know. I'll try and get those things done real soon. There's still a lot to be done on the wiki, but eventually everything will be done and up to date. The biggest issues are character biographies, and song lyrics on the song pages. At least both are pretty straightforward and once I'm done, I can move on.
Also, thanks for adding the songs onto the Season One page for the last two eps. :)
I'm not sure. I kind of thought that "Full Episode" wasn't the best thing to put in the brackets, but I can't really think of anything better. I might use "Script" instead, I'll just have to have a think in case there's something else that sounds good. :)
Sure, of course that's ok with me. I'm astounded she got accepted to begin with. :P
Thanks for understanding. She was such a good audition and though i accepted, i didn't have much of a storyline for her...just little things planned for her...but actually, now i've made her join the Unitards prior to auditions, i've got this amazing and big storyline planned for her...so it works for the better, i guess. :)
Hey Jack! Sorry, I will reply to your other messages in a moment. I tend to read messages and tell myself I will reply later, but forget.
No, the picture is not of me. I look younger than the guy in my pic, and I have brown hair. The the person on the right is Joey Graceffa, who is an American youtuber who makes some really funny videos, does song covers and remix video clips, he also does gaming videos and daily vlogging (blogging but in video form each day). Also, he's about to make a web-series called Storytellers, which sounds like mystery type genre episodes. The girl on the left is one of his friends Whitney. He's kind of a celebrity and obvs I've never met him before. He has tonnes of videos, he's been vlogging for a while. He was also on the Amazing Race and came 5th (i think, i didn't actually watch it) he's got a 'draw my life' video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnBPSBmVIo
Sorry for the long message there, didn't realize I went on forever, I just think he's really inspirational to see him overcome so much in his life and now be in the position he is.
Btw, i had to delay the posting of the new ep because I've had heaps of homework and I never got to finish part 2 of ep 1, which was what I was aiming for. Also, I've been designing the slushie song covers, doing planning for stories/character intros this season, and also doing the episode banner things.It will definitely be posted this weekend, and I mean it this time
Yeah, the only place I've posted my pics is on Instagram but I'm on private and I only let people I know follow me to view my pics. If you have it, you can follow me. My username is jtg123omg , although I'm not sure if you do have it. :P
Yeah, i'm almost done part 2, once that's done i will post part 1. And I will definitely have part 2 done sometime this weekend.
Btw, i have end of term holidays for two weeks, in four weeks, so i can get even further ahead these holidays. I would have done work for the fic last holidays, but obvsiously I was in Singapore and Malaysia.
Aww, good luck, hope all goes well. Will be thinking of you :)
No, i don't have Instagram..or Twitter. I'm not really into those things. I mean i have a Facebook but that's only used for family things, and it's private anyway :)
Cool :) I'm gonna hopefully begin at least writing some of Ep 1 this weekend. You know, how Glee in Season 1 released the Pilot in May and then released 12 eps in September. That's kind of going to be my way too.
I've done it and it wasn't as bad as i thought. I was so nervous but when i woke up today, the feeling had gone..but there was SO MANY people but i got talking to some new people so least i talked to someone :)
Ok, I understand, fine by me. I'm not really into those things that much either, I prefer my life to be kept a bit more private as well.
Sounds great. So, if you're having a break after the pilot ep, how long do you think it will be? Sorry for asking so early on, I know you probably haven't planned an exact timeline yet, I'm just curious. :P
That's good, that you've got talking to some people and that you're not feeling as nervous anymore about it.
I feel really bad that I generally take forever to reply to your messages, I'm just always so busy. Thank God term three holidays are coming up in three weeks for me! It'll give me some time to catch up on my writing even more and plan more for the end of the season, because honestly, not too much is planned for arc three, but I suppose as the story continues, more ideas will stem from previous stories.
Btw, episode 1, part 1 is going to be released tomorrow. I have finally finished part 2 (except for the final editing but I like to do that right before I post the ep so that what's happening in the ep is clear in my mind for when I post). I'm doing the final edit on part 1 right now. :)
I've not planned an exact timeline as nothing's written yet, but the break will be about 3-4 months. The episode amount is 13 episodes (and it'll stay 13) so in this break, i'll be able to get about half of that set done :)
One of them reminds me of Devonne. I can tell, she'll inspire Siobhan :) *Hope that doesn't sound creepy(
You should feel bad, hahaha, i'm just kidding. That'll be good. Don't stress about Arc 3, when you've not even done Arc 1. :)
Yay, that sounds great. Hope it's official but i may be able to read it, and leave a short comment...but i'll leave a full comment later on, if that's ok.
And as of Episode One, i know the songs, i know the basics but to put it together is what i've got to do now :) But i'm gonna take it slow, as i want it to be perfect but it'll be out this year, so don't worry. :)
I didn't think you would have had a full timeline yet. 13 sounds good amount of episodes, as 22 episodes can really drag out (btw, season three of my fic is definitely not going to be 22 episodes, I'm thinking maximum 15 episodes)
I don't see how that's creepy at all. That's great that you're inspired by other characters.
Yeah, I'm not really stressing about Arc 3... just yet. :P I'm thinking Arc 1 (episodes 1-8) will be about dealing with the stories from the previous season, as well as introducing in a few new characters and stories that then lead into Arc 2 (which is eps 9-14). This arc will introduce a few valuable new characters too, and it will be quite dramatic. Arc 3 (being 15-22), deals with sorting out the dramatic storyline, but mostly with the graduate's stories and how they deal with making something of their futures.
Sounds great. It'll definitely be up this week (hopefully tomorrow, but if not, then this week sometime)
That's good. I mean, honestly, either way, I will still read no matter how many exact episodes there are, but I think 13 is around about a good number for a season.
Yes, things like college will always create ideas.
Well, there is definitely a prom ep, and I'm hoping for a senior ditch day. However, neither are intended to be major stories. I'm probably including both but I think the centre of the story will always rest otherwise.
It's okay. But it just got a little overwhelming because people didn't like the lenght, which made me not like the lenght, then scenes got cut :)
Well, you're gonna get a super long episode. This episode has 8 songs. But after Ep 2, there will be fewer songs :)
P.S. Done my first week at College. I kind of like it, it was good when we got into the stuff at the end of the week...though i don't like some people on my course..but oh well. But it's providing me with so much inspiration for my new fic :)
That makes sense, hopefully people won't mention that this season. :P
8 songs? That's not too bad. The first part of ep 1 of my fic has 7 songs, part 2 has 7 as well. And yeah, I personally like a lower amount of songs, but sometimes there are so many good songs you want to use that fit the story and you want to cut any, so I know what you mean.
Sounds brilliant, I'm glad you're enjoying most of it. It sounds really fun from what you've said so far. About those people that you don't really like, well, I guess, that can kind of happen anywhere in life. The reality is that not everyone is nice and not everyone gets along. As long as you don't let them get in the way of what you're there to do, that's good. :)
Honestly, I thought it'd be more than 3 days, but I suppose the hours add up in the end. How many more weeks are there?
I'm sure it will be amazing. Your writing always impresses. Btw, when will the cast list for your new fic be posted? Just curious as to whether you've decided on everyone yet.
Btw, on the topic of auditions, I think I might need to hold some for season three, as obviously there are characters that will have graduated and I will need new characters for them to interact with out in the real world. When do you think I should hold them? I'm not sure whether I should hold them halfway between this season, or right at the end? It's not a really big deal, I'm just trying to plan ahead a bit. S2 doesn't introduce too many new characters at all, only 3 new main-ish ones that have to be introduced now to fill up the spaces in S3.
Okay, that's great. I was just curious. :) In fact, now that you say it, I think you might have mentioned that once before somewhere.
I'll think about it, but yes, I most likely will hold them halfway through the season then. I suppose that gives me more time to plan for S3 when the time gets closer and that way I can lead up to any events that may take place with the new characters, possibly.
I'm not sure, for some reason, I thought it'd be every day.
Yeah, it's like that here in Australia too. None of our colleges, etc. are stay overnight programs, unless they're boarding schools (obvs.) How is the grading organized at your schools in England? In Australia, we have primary school (kindergarten to grade 6 or 7 - can depend), and then high school is years 7/8 to year 12. I'm guessing it's probably similar, as Australia is a Commonwealth and has been run similarly to England in terms of government, although, we only have a prime minister, no monarchs.
I don't think rushing the eps will be an issue. I'm kind of a perfectionist. I hate posting my eps if they aren't as good as I can make them. I know my writing isn't always brilliant, and I think that's because I kinda don't always have fully planned ideas, and sometimes I'm making things up as I go along, but honestly, I can't see myself rushing ahead being too big of an issue, because as I do like things to be the best they can be, which obviously means I take quite a while to get eps posted.
No. It's a part-time course, apparently. But then again, i heard my art tutor say it was a full-time course but i think it's only 3 days, due to budget cuts, because i've heard it used to be more :)
I really don't know the grades for Kindergarten as i've not got my thinking cap on. But at Secondary school, you're year 7 up into year 11. :)
That is very true :) I'm really nervous about my episodes, as i really wanna start writing, but i don't wanna (if that makes sense) Because i know they're be parts which won't have any sense or i change along the way.
You know, when you have a plot planned and then you cut it, that's what i mean :)
Since my fan-fic cancelled. If there's any questions you'd like to ask about how some things were planned to end or what might of become of a certain storyline, you can ask (it's dependent on whether i can fully answer, because some things will be used in the new fic) but go ahead anyway.
For example: How would the Walker/ Beth storyline have ended up?
My reply would be: Beth would be empowered by this, but underneath heartbroken about it. Aurora would convince her to move on to someone else, seeing as theirs’s a wide range of available guys. But Beth would realise Walker's the only one for her and get back to get together with him, setting some conditions first. He would eventually get too comfortable in the relationship, and to lay on his anger about being beat up by jocks, he'd end up beating Beth, to feel in control. You'd also of learned as a kid, he use to suffer from anorexia and he was going to have a bond with Melinda, who was going to find out about what he's doing to Beth and not liking it. She’d try and make Beth see it was wrong. After a long time, she decides enough is enough and breaks up with Walker and ends up moving with her sister, Aurora to a different state where her grandparents live...they would have been happy since her mother was having a baby.
Then despite what she knows, Melinda would grow close to Walker and you'd expect them to be a couple but you'd be treated to a scene in the far future. It would be an older Walker (about 50) in bed, suffering from cancer (you'd learn it to be common in his family) and a married Beth would come to his beside and tell him that despite his actions to her in the past, he was the one who made her know what love was...because it was never a big thing for her, with any others before him. She'd kiss him and Walker would say, that he loves her and that he's sorry for abusing her, but not sorry for knowing her. He would say that he's not afraid of dying as he's a champion, he won her love. He might of not won her but he won her love :)
Then he'd died and she'd cry into his chest, and say, "You're beautiful (a call-back to his first solo to her). Then like she hadn't realized, her last words would be "You're gone"
P.S. I asked Narise a while back if i could use Winter Delgado for S2 and she said yes, so i'm using her for my new fic instead. Don't worry though, she'll be different than the Unitards counterpart :)
Firstly, I'm really excited to see Winter in your fic. Of course you can use her, she isn't my character after all, she is Narise's. Plus, plenty of my characters have been used in numerous fics already.
WOW. WOW. WOW. I love what you just wrote. It has such a great ending, its so well-planned and just an overall amazing idea.
I like how your fic doesn't just simply use "typical" stories. That's a really clever story that shows that not all relationships, like the ones shown on Tv and movies are all lovey-dovey, and there are some people that will abuse or bash their partner. I kind of knew there was something about Walker, ever since he kissed Spencer I knew he was a bit different.
I also like how Melinda would get involved and we'd learn he grew up with anorexia. Very well thought out and planned, they're wonderful ideas.
Also, saying "you're beautiful" is so great and it's amazing how it reminds you of his very first song to her.
Would Spencer's mother ever awake from her coma? I understand if you don't want to spoil though, because maybe you'll be saving that for the new fic. Also, would Melinda eventually overcome her anorexia, and if so, when would it be?
I'll ask some more questions if I come to think of more, but at the moment my mind is pretty empty, sorry.
Yeah, she'll be different to your version for sure. :)
Aww, i'm so thrilled you loved the idea and i'm kinda sad it didn't come to fruition but just know, i did have things planned and it wasn't all strung out quickly, like some fan-fics.
I think the ending of them was kind of fitting for them as i feel people immediately assumed they were end-game, you know? And it was always my intention for them not to be...because i like to derail people's expectations. Because i think some people think, if you've seen the quiet sweet girl and the kind boy become an item, you've seen it everywhere. So i wanted to make it different.
Wonderful ideas. Don't pinch them :P Just kidding.
I know. If i actually write it, i'd probably cry writing it honestly. Oooh, you know what, even though PTS is cancelled, doesn't mean i can't write one- shots for things.
Yes, Spencer's mother would eventually wake up from a coma. But before this, Spencer thinking she'd never wake up, would set her dad up with the cheerleading coach Maddy Stone and he gets along with her..but doesn't like her in that way. She wants him to be with someone as she doesn't want him to be unhappy in life. But her father is really conflicted at time because he's still married to Celine and he's still got his ring, he wears it everyday and sleeps with it. And the two have discussions. But Spencer tells him how it is, that it's mostly impossible to be faithful after SO LONG. Anyway, he'd end up being attracted to Demetria, and they'd start dating...but by this time, while it would be both of their worst nigtmares, Devonne and Spencer love it because they're friends now.
Ep 7 which was coming up: was going to feature Spencer having money troubles and surprisngly, Mary Lou would urge Devonne to help her out and she does. Spencer thanks them both and in the end, Spencer and Devonne would kiss.
Yes. Melinda would overcome her anorexia eventually, like at the end of the fic as she'd still have relapses but while she was in the hospital. Out of boredom, she'd find comfort in a pad and a pen and she'd write her thoughts like it was her diary and eventually, she'd release a collection of self- help books (in the future) and she'd be happy because she not only turned herself round, her mother who was a writer herself would be proud. Had it continued, you would have saw her writing storyline and then at the last ever episode, you'd be treated to a vision in the future, showing what she'd done. She doesn't care if she's not world-wide famous but she enjoys the fact she's made a difference as she gets letter from young boys and girls, and even older people who have said her books have been a tremendous aid, in getting them back on track.
I assumed that Walketh was endgame as well. However when Walker kissed Spencer I kind of became a bit suspicious but then I just assumed that they would get back together sometime eventually and you were simply pulling a Finchel move to make us readers mourn over their break-up.
Sounds like a really good story. I love it, but the only thing I don't get is you said that Celine would wake from her coma, but if Spencer's father was dating Demetria, what would happen after that? Would Spencer's dad simply stop dating Demetria as he still loves Celine, or would something else happen?
Also, since Spencer and Devonne would kiss, would they end up together or end up just as friends that kissed once.
I love that idea for Melinda, it seems so Melinda-y. I have a sort of similar storyline for one of the characters in The Unitards, but its only similar in the fact that one of the characters aspires to be a writer. Whether they actually make it, I'm not sure, but if they did it would take numerous more seasons to.
When i started Walketh, i was always intended for them not to be the convential end-game.
When Celine wakes from her coma. Demetria sees Spencer's father wants to get back with Celine, but doesn't wanna break her heart...so she breaks it off herself, but he's the one person after Devonne's father, who she loved deeply. But she's just happy, she got to found some happiness, even if it has to stop.
Also. Spencer can't always see her mother as she's in NYC. But they'd have a lot of phone-call convo's.
Spencer and Devonne don't end up an item but they do have sexual relations a couple of times. There was going to be numerous episodes where Devonne flew to NYC, to help Spencer. Devonne's bi-sexual and Spencer is too. But while Devonne mainly goes with girls, Spencer does boys and girls.
Aww thanks :) Well, Melinda will be in my new fan-fic, under a new name :) So it could still happen but the whole anorexia storyline will come up differently...as i feel, i kind of threw it in too abrupt and a storyline about something big like that, doesn't deserve that kind of mistreatment.
Well, you certaintly did a goob job at hiding that intention, that's for sure. :P
That's really sweet, and a nice little story for Demetria, Spencer and her father. Btw, does Spencer's dad have a name, and if so, what was it? I think you might have mentioned it as Anthony or Andrew or something?
That sounds really good. How would Spencer go in NY? Would she be accepted into NYADA?
I thought Spencer might have been bisexual. I'm not sure why, but a lot of the time, I pictured her as bi. Devonne is a bit of a shock, but not completely unrealistic or unworkable.
I kind of do agree a little with the fact that you threw the anorexia story in a bit early. I feel in the new fic, it'd be a little better if we got to know Melinda's character (obviously with a different name though) better before the anorexia plot pops up.
Yes, she would be accepted into NYADA but there'd be complications of course. I'm keeping the lid on them, as she wants NYADA in the new fic aswell.
Yeah. I agree. I think there'll be a few episodes before it happens, same with Spencer's story.
Since some characters are being recycled, some songs may be recycled aswell...but perhaps used for a different character or in a different context. What are some songs from PTS, you'd like to see in my new fic?
Hey Jordz :) This is the official confirmation, Glee: Paint The Sky has been cancelled.
I didn't want to cancel it but i believe, it was just inconsistent. There were characters appearing who you think were going to have larger parts or some stories weren't carried over. But i do think as it went on, it got better, my writing got better, the characters had more depth. However, because it's taken me so long to get out of my writing block, to writing scenes, it's made me realise i don't want to write this because it feels like a drag...so...i'm going to begin a new Glee fan-fic.
It will be more darker and grittier, dealing with touchy subjects and there will be more male characters for sure. I just think with PTS, the moral of the story wasn't really known. But since i think i did some things in PTS well, some storylines from the fic may crop up in the new one but they'll be handled differently and things like that.
Characters like Spencer and Mary Lou may appear as i've grown quite fond of them :)
Hey Jack :) Sorry I haven't replied to any of your messages. Obviously I was on my holiday for two weeks, and I've just been back at school for a week and for some reason they've dumped a heap of work to do as soon as I got back. :(
I am really shocked and sad to hear this, because I was really enjoying the fic, but at the same time I understand how you feel. I've thought about cancelling my fic before, because sometimes I feel like I am writing all these episodes for such a little audience. I feel like your fic was really starting to get amazing with the stories and characters, and I was becoming really fond of it, but I do understand your POV.
I'm definitely excited for the new fic though, if you do end up deciding upon creating one. Let me know when the auditions come around because I'll be sure to audition a character. Not sure if the character will be very good but nevertheless I'll give it a go ;)
I love that idea of bringing Mary Lou, etc. into the new fic. :)
Btw, I'm going to be posting a message on the wiki that notifies everyone. It will be a bit of info on when the new season will be started up again and will include some likely dates for new eps. :) I apologize for making everyone wait SOOOO long for eps, but I had promised myself I wouldn't post new eps until I was ahead of my writing.
Hey Jordan :) That's okay, totally understandable. I've been busy as in September i'm going to college on a part-time Art course (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and i went to taster days. I was so nervous and i LOVED it. I hope you enjoyed your holiday, where did you go?
I know but because it was such a long time between episodes and the current storyline was boring me tbh. But this fic will be more AMAZING, i promise.
To fill the cast out: I'm bringing Spencer, Arrow, Melinda, Mary Lou and Devonne to this new fan-fic, all except Arrow and Mary Lou will be under different names.
The fic will be about Carmel High and The Unitard's school merging into one big school (Yes, i understand the miles between both areas) and anyway, it's about two glee clubs trying to exist, VA and The Unitards. So Harmony and Pendleton are in it, they're seniors and they're trying to get new members but VA's lead, Frida Romero (who's transferred to Carmel High) is stomping on their feet. It's going to be really fun.
I've not planned everything yet as i want to be a bit spontaneous as i felt with my other fic, i planned to much that i got ahead of myself. But it's going to be really good...the specifics are there. What do you think?
Ooh, sounds great. I hope you have fun with your art course, sounds very fun. :)
I went to Singapore first, then Malaysia (Penang). They were both great, I'd been to Penang before but I'd never been to Singapore before. We went to Singapore first because it's more like a city, and since Penang is an island and it's more relaxing, we went there last to end off refreshed.
I've seen some of the auditions and there are some great characters to pick from already! :)
Also, I commented on the blog page but in case you don't see, when do you think auditions will be closed? Just wondering, because I need a bit of time to think up a character.
Sounds great, you definitely picked the "juicy" characters that have big personalities, which I like.
I'm loving the sound of the fic so far. I like how the fic has a connection to Glee as well, with the fact that there are characters from the show in it. Sounds brilliant. ;)
I think that's a great idea. I'm trying to do the same with my fic this season as well. I feel like it is easier to kind of write with your gut feeling sometimes, rather than planning everything. Like, I've got the main gists of the season planned, but the smaller storylines in between, I'm going to just let the stories flow as I go along and not force anything.
I feel like your fan fic will be a hit already, what you have told me so far sounds really good, I'm so excited already :D
The taster days were fun. We made rollercoasters out of cardboard and tested to see if it was good enough, for a tennis ball to travel throughout it. We did loops and all-sorts. :)
Sounds amazing. I've not really got a holiday this year but tbh, sometimes i find it kind of nice to have a break from holidays, instead of your holiday being the break. I bet i want one after my art course, as it's very time-consuming. I am going to Lapland in December for Christmas :)
Yep. There's some really good characters but some are too alike, so i'm adding Spencer, Arrow, Devonne, Mary Lou and Melinda...and even some recurring/ regular characters that were later going to be introduced to PTS. Also, it's not going to close yet...i'm aiming to write like the first scene before anything.
If you audition a character. Can you make sure the character still has parents, isn't adopted, isn't a cutter, isn't anorexic and i've had loads of gay characters being auditioned this time around, but i need a couple of straight characters. Sorry if that takes ideas from your heard but people audition with them type. If you audition with a male or female, it's fine with me.
So true. Some ideas that were going to happen in PTS will still find themselves in this fic and don't forget, characters like Spencer and Devonne will be featured, so their storylines may conclude since you never got that with the cancellation. But obviously, some things will be changed as you don't wanna repeat history.
Thanks :) I'm aiming to write a few episodes then post them in sections, like you do. I think i only got dead excited about posting an episode before because they were gettin' better + i wanted to move it along. This time, there's not going to be a wiki straight away, there's not going to page placeholders for the episode because that makes me rush :)
Sounds like you'll be having a lovely Christmas. I hate how it is so hot over here for Christmas. I'd rather our Christmas be in Winter and our Summer be in the middle of the year where we usually have winter. (Btw, i can't believe how quick the year has gone so far, only about four and a half months to go!)
Sounds really good, I like the idea of transfering the PTS characters into the new fic.That way, I won't miss them (and you've chosen the ones that I kinda liked the most as well which is great) :)
Sure, I understand. I hate it when you get a heap of similar characters auditioned and a lot of them are really good but there are just too many similar ones. In my first auditions for this fic, no one really auditioned gay characters. And those who did had made them very stereotypical for a gay character. The only reason I ever introduced Carlton was because all the characters were straight, plus, I needed a rival in VA.
I'll type my audition up today and definitely have it posted by tomorrow (if not today). I hope thats okay with you.
Awesome! I'm loving these ideas. I'm hoping that Spencer's story with her ballerina mother in a coma is continued, that was one of my favourite storylines so I'm hoping it can be re-used.
Just a question, what is the reason for not having a wiki straight away? I don't really mind and I respect whatever decisions you wanna make, I'm just a bit confused. Sorry. But that sounds like a good idea not to post upcoming episode pages. Because like you said, it can make you rush. I think this season, for my fic, the spoilers are going to be more conservative, because I think last season at some points I was giving out way too much info and I also don't want people to expect certain stories to play out in certain ways and then they don't.
It's okay. Me too, been doing some art-work..moved into my new bedroom and been awing over how amazing Silver Linings Playbook and Perks Of Being A Wallflower is.
I know. I'd hate having a hot christmas but this one time here, it was like the ice age. I'm just happy because this year, it's guranteed i'm having a white christmas.
Is there any other character from PTS you liked? Either way, it doesn't mean i'll transfer because my cast-list is like 30 characters (regular, recurrings and guest stars) but i'd just like to know. Even though my cast-list is huge, i promise not to go off-track.
Yeah, i don't like the stereotypical gay characters.
Okay cool. :)
Yes, Spencer's story with her ballerina mother will be continued but it'll be tweaked a bit...there will be more depth, like the episode it comes up, it's going to be all about it. And it'll be pop up later than sooner as i feel i kind of brought it up too early...maybe. I just hope Spencer will be as good as she was in PTS because i think she was the one character i did consistently well with.
I just don't wan't a wiki straight away because then i'd start creating episode pages and stuff like that and i'd look at it....basically, i'd be really paranoid that people were getting more impatient if i had a wiki than if i didn't. Plus, it'll just make me feel i have to rush on. But this time, when i do my wiki, i'm going to make sure it's updated every-episode...for instance, character pages and song pages.
Also...this season, can you not spoil if they're going to win Sectionals or Regionals...because i felt last season, you kind of revealed sometimes i think you did it unknowingly or inadvertenly. But yeah :)
Did you get my other message about Walker and Beth's outcome?
Moved into your new bedroom? How do you mean by that? Like, moving houses or just switching rooms in your house? Sorry, i might have missed something there. And Perks of Being a Wallflower is AMAZING, I love that film so much. I love the actors in it and the stories are really nice. I haven't seen Silver Linings Playbook yet, but I got it from Malaysia cause I love Jennifer Lawrence.
Sounds great, I've never seen the snow but since my background is Italian and Hungarian, I hope someday to visit both places and maybe see the snow. Honestly, I don't really know very much about the Hungarian culture but I know a lot about Italian culture, mostly I think because I have more family from my mum's side (who's of Italian heritage) than I do of my dad's side. My dad was born in Hungary but my mum was born in Australia, but both her parents are Italian. Anyway, enough of that. :P
Yeah, I find the stereotypical gay characters are often too feminine, and I think the reality is that a lot of gay people out there aren't all girly and fashion-obsessed, for example.
Well I'm really excited to see how you write the Spencer story in your new fic, I think the way you wrote it before was excellent of course, but I still love seeing how one story can be handled differently in many ways.
I agree, Spencer was one of your most well-developed and consistent characters.
Fair enough, I understand. I kind of wish I updated my wiki all the time when I first started because now that I'm so behind with updating things i'm not motivated.
I think that's a good idea. I'll make sure I don't say too much about the competitions this season then.
By the way, two more things.
1, i'm literally about to finish my character audition for your fic. Sorry if its a bit late.
2, I might not reply to your next message for a bit, because on Tuesday (the 20th) its my birthday (finally going to be 14!). Also, i kind of need to rest because at school in sport we have to do a 1 kilometer run at the start of every lesson, and I fell over a few times so now I have deep wounds on each of my knees and another on my right side on my hip. I'm finding it difficult to walk and they've started weeping, so yeah.. :(
I didn't move into a new house, i just moved into a different room in my house. It probably sounds funny for me, but i've never had my own room. I've actually shared my room with my mother for as long as i could remember, because there's quite a few of us, so we have to share most rooms :) But now my sister, her husband and young one has moved out, i've got my own room at last.
I felt sorry for Patrick and i was so surprised at the twist at the end with Charlie. Because i'd never read the book, it was a major shocker. I love Emma Watson in that.
You'd never seen snow? I suppose we're even. You've never seen snow, i've never had my own room until now.
Yeah. I'm debating whether when i do my wiki, for it to be just an episode wiki...meaning it's just episodes or it's a wiki, where there's character and song pages and stuff. What do you think?
I think Spencer to me, was how Laura was to you. They're kind of similiar, in that they both had abortions and we're cheerleaders.
Is it a girl or boy? Just try and hurry with it, because i've delayed the auditions for so long now. People on GW, have started fan-fics yesterday and posted the cast-list by today, wheras mine is like a month over-due.
Oooh. Happy Birthday :) Hope you have a great day and i hope your hip and knees improves.
P.S. Do you think in the fic. The Unitards should change their choir name?
That makes sense. I've had my own bedroom all my life, but my mum said while she was growing up she always shared it with her sister. It does sound like you have a big family. I only have a younger sister, and my parents obviously, so I have a pretty small family.
I didn't read the book either. I still haven't though, but I think it would be a good book to read sometime. I love Emma Watson in practically everything she's been in. :P
Yeah, cause obviously it doesn't snow in the majority of Australia, so I would never have seen it growing up. And the state I live in has never received snow in all of history, so I don't see it happening too soon. :P And usually when we travel, we go in our Winter to escape the cold (so when we go to other countries, their seasons are generally reversed so it is summer and won't snow).
I think it's better to do character and song pages as well. Personally though, character pages are a real pain in the neck, because you have to update their biographies every episode.
Thanks, my birthday was great. Mum surprised me and got flavoured macaroons (which I love). We had the family come over and for dinner we got Chinese. I got an iPad mini and a few other smaller things like books, chocolates, etc. but I mostly got money from my family (which is fine though because to be honest, I've reached that age where I don't usually know what I want anymore)
I'm not sure. I have thought about it before, because the name of The Unitards is really strange, and a name change would make the series sound a lot better. But, I've only ever thought of changing the name for season three. Because by then, the new choir would be dinstinguishable from the one shown on Glee, and a new name would just add that sense of refreshment. But yeah, I don't think I'll change their name until S3.
It's not that we've got a big family, it's that we've not got a big house with enough rooms.
I also loved Patrick. He's so perfectly cast. Even if i haven't read the book, i know it.
That's really weird, how you've never seen snow. Well, i hope you see snow sometime.
I'll gonna do the character pages and song pages, but i've got a few known readers who i think will help.
Aww, that sounds so nice. I'm at that age too but i've got a list of DVD's i want, and i've crossed a few of them off already. P.S. I love Chinese food.
My birthdays' next year and nothing's planned or anything, though i've hinted i want to see Matilda: The Musical in London, but my sister said you'd have to stay the night...but i'm not at college as it's a Saturday, so it would work out..but it's unlikely, as my birthday's are never decent.
To be honest, i wrote that wrong and i was asking you if i should change the name for my fan-fic. But yeah, i think you should change the name too. I'm thinking of doing it.