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quiet_tiger ([personal profile] quiet_tiger) wrote2012-04-17 08:47 pm


I checked an old email account that gets spam from a variety of places, and found two reviews of a story I posted to ff.net almost five years ago. It's the only story I have on there, and I guess I posted it because there's no fandom at all on LJ and wanted to share with more than the one person--love her though I do--that commented on it here.

It's actually one of my most commented upon stories, which isn't saying much when I consider ten comments to be ridiculously awesome.

So the moral of the story is, if you want some feedback, brave the viruses on ff.net because all of you post better stories than 98% of the people on there that aren't also on LJ. At least, in the fandoms I've explored on there. Actually there may be one exception to that but I'm not sure of the fic locations for that fandom on LJ. It's one that has a lot of niches spread out all over.

Watch out for flames, though--it's not exactly a slash-happy site.

Are there any gems you guys have found on ff.net that don't seem to be posted elsewhere? There was a really enjoyable Star Trek story where other Vulcans were scandalized by how often humans touched other people with their hands. At least I think that's what it was about.

[identity profile] roxymissrose.livejournal.com 2012-04-18 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
At least I think that's what it was about.


That's kind of a common experience on FF.net, yes?

[identity profile] quiet--tiger.livejournal.com 2012-04-18 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
It's the only place I've seen stories posted as one big block of text, or paragraphs of what is *supposed* to be English but reads like it was written by a two year old, or a "story" consisting of text that is a combination of the above and doesn't have a beginning, middle, or end or inciting incident or a conflict or anything. "I ate breakfast. I tied my shoes. Dominic came over. We watched a movie. Finis."

The story I was referencing was good, but I just can't quite remember the details!

[identity profile] 4jinx-removing.livejournal.com 2012-04-18 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ff.net is like looking for a needle in a haystack sometimes. I did find an exceptional 28 Days Later fic on there and a couple of great Twilight too. There were a few Twilight fics that were better by leaps and bounds than the original fic. Not saying much, I know, lol. I should probably go on there again, now that I have a Safari browser. I'm pretty sure my old computer got a mean trojon from there.

[identity profile] quiet--tiger.livejournal.com 2012-04-18 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
You are too kind by saying "sometimes." But for every ten awful postings, there's one that's really great, and it's frustrating to have to dig so much! It just seems to be the only depository for a lot of the smaller fandoms. Twilight gives a decent foundation to work with, and i bet good writers really do create wonderful stories! Too bad what's-her-name didn't.

After replying to the comments I immediately started running a virus scan! I don't trust that place at all.

[identity profile] 4jinx-removing.livejournal.com 2012-04-19 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
It is frustrating. Too bad they don't have a rating system like Literotica and some other places. Then again, not sure I trust the majority of opinions, considering some glowing comments I've read on horrid garbage on there.

[identity profile] quiet--tiger.livejournal.com 2012-04-20 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
It really is one of the tragedies of the world--stuff that sucks gets rave reviews, great stuff is passed over. It might *help* over there at least. Maybe you'd have to only suffer through five clunkers before a good one!

[identity profile] babydracky.livejournal.com 2012-04-18 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I do still post on FF but forgot to do so half of the time -_-

[identity profile] quiet--tiger.livejournal.com 2012-04-18 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
All the power to you to sticking with it at all!

[identity profile] babydracky.livejournal.com 2012-04-19 07:50 am (UTC)(link)