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The Day David's LiveJournal Post Was Read [25 Jul 2008|03:48pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Title: The Day David's LiveJournal Post Was Read

Pairing: David Desrosiers/?

Rating: PG-13 for some swearing

Summary: David pours out his true feelings about the person he loves. What will happen when David's crush reads it?

Disclaimer: About as real as having David tied down to my bed

Author's note: At the end


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[18 Mar 2008|05:25pm]


For those of you who don't already know, there has been a strike scheduled for Friday, March 21st, 2008, during which we hope to have many members of LiveJournal provide LJ with absolutely no content for twenty-four hours. This means no posting and no commenting. If you post elsewhere and have it set up to be posted through a feed on LiveJournal, don't do it. Stay away from LiveJournal for twenty-four hours. That can't be too hard, can it? I know some of you are probably quite active on LiveJournal and will find it hard to stay away for an entire day, just as I will, but this is something that needs to be done, to show the people running LiveJournal that we're watching the changes they are making, that we're paying attention, that we're discontent, and that we want to be heard and taken in to consideration. We are not simply users who can be tossed to the side and ignored. We are the people who make up LiveJournal. Without us, without the content we create, without our words, our voices, our creativity, our participation, there would be no LiveJournal. This is a fact, and it needs to be realized and understood and then taken in to consideration when making decisions regarding the way that LiveJournal is run. The strike is only a few days away, so there isn't all too much time to prepare. While this is unfortunate, it isn't enough to keep this strike from taking place. It will take place, the second it is meant to, and it would be best to have as many people take part as possible. Please, spread the word. Spread it fast. There are only a few days to organize this. If you find that you care about LiveJournal or care about the people you interact with on LiveJournal or simply want it to remain a place where you can entertain yourself without constant censorship and money-hungry practices being thrown in without the consideration of those who use the service, act now. If you don't wish to spread the word, that is fine, but please: refrain from using LiveJournal on Friday, March 21st. Do something else for a change. It's for a good cause. (:

For background on this strike and why it is being held, please read the following posts:

To find out exactly when the strike begins and ends, depending on where you are located, please see this:

What's this about?

* It's about free and ad-free LiveJournal accounts being abolished for new members, ignoring the advice from the newly-formed Advisory Board.
* It's about LJ staff trying to sneak this decision in under the radar, and when people found out, telling the users it was done 'to make the signup process less confusing'.
* It's about LJ staff failing to apologize for trying to hide the facts from view and for lying about the actual reasons for their actions.
* And finally, it's about the latest decision to hide certain user interests from the list of Most Popular Interests, some of them being fanfiction, bisexuality, sex and depression. This decision was not announced or explained in any way. Users found out for themselves.

-Taken from the journal of m03m

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[20 Jan 2008|03:36pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Title: "A Little Faith"
Author: pianoplayer2010
Band: Simple Plan
Pairing: Pierre/David
Rating: NC-17, just in case.
Summary: "I had been in the shower for about two or three minutes before I heard the soft click of the door shutting. I sighed from under the spray of hot water, but I pretended I didn’t know he was in here."
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters....but wouldn't it be cool if I did?

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[05 Jan 2007|01:06pm]

Pairing: Pierre/Chuck....Oddly, I don't really like this pairing.

If you don't particularly like the pairing, then why the heck are you writing it?


The format's horrific, too, but I digress.
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A post? The hell? [29 Aug 2006|10:58pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Okay, I feel like I'm crawling out from under a rock by posting in here, (The sun! She blinds!) but—damnit—I have a reason for coming out and risking being blinded by you all! I need your help!

I know that this is going to sound ludicrous to some of you, but I would super-ultra-mondo appreciate the lot of you doing this for me. Good lord, it sounds like I'm about to ask you all to chop off your left hand for me (But, c'mon, how often do you use that one anyways?). But, actually, I am asking that you all participate in a fanfiction writing challenge for me.

I am referring to, of course, the Round Robin Challenge at hott_baguettes. Sign up! Please, dear god!

Now, I know that many (most) people aren't that into writing Simple Plan fanfiction anymore, much less Pierre/David, but this is a great opportunity to bring some quality back to the fiction we used to love so much. I want you guys to give this fandom a damn blood transfusion, a heart transplant, or whatever it takes!

This is a chance for us to rehash our love for Simple Plan or relive our old love for Simple Plan for just a short amount of time. This challenge is a perfect chance for us to just write a short bit and then go back to our lives. Whether or not this challenge encourages you to write more Pierre/David, Simple Plan slash, or just more fanfiction in the future, it will be well worth it.

I know that many of you are phenomenal writers—that's why you all congregated here, right? Riiiiight?—and not only would I much appreciate (and love to read) you writing in this challenge, but it would also help step up the content and quality of content in hott_baguettes.

I would consider you all participating as a huge personal favour to me, (Or if you hate my guts, a personal favour to someone that you actually like!) and I'm seriously asking for you all to give in and just write. Honestly, how often have you ever seen me write a fanfiction story? Never, that's right. But I signed up. And I'm harassing/begging/forcing/asking you all to do the same.

C'mon, guys. This is a huge chance to do something fun as a group. And, as a bonus, you get to see me make a jackass out of myself anywhere I can think of. Sound good?

Pierre/David "Pass It On" Fanfiction Challenge—Sign Up Here!

Much love, everyone. And thank you so much for listening and actually doing the challenge? Eh? Eh? (Oh, c'mon! If that one didn't convince you, what will?!)

Pestering you all since 2005,

P.S. I'm not below badgering each and everyone of you personally if you don't sign up. Keep that in mind, you fence-sitters! Hee.

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[27 Aug 2006|12:28am]

Okay, since I'm bored and I have nothing better to do while sitting in a hotel room with the slowest internet connection ever, I'm going to direct people back to this post. Come on, guys, there have to be a hell of a lot more good works of Simple Plan fan fiction than that. Help a boredom riddled girl out.
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Whew, I love anoymous flamers who leave e-mail addresses [13 Jul 2006|02:19am]

So I just checked my wonderful G-mail account and I found this new reply in my inbox to a story I wrote a while ago.

Subject: YOUR SICK!!!

I'm a jerk! Awesome! AND I LOVE INTERNET SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!! Funny thing is, this story was a piece of fluff. I can't wait until I see if she's discovered my all around PWP involving Pierre and David as a pilot and steward(ess), respectively. Now, I'm going back to my knitting. This girl made me forget if I was knitting or purling.

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the two words really say it all [03 May 2006|01:59am]

overused plots.

Chances are, if I've read it more than three times, so have you and there really is no reason to just add to the insanity. The easiest one to point out is probably the one that goes:

→ the two characters are best friends and both are supposedly straight
→ one has a crush on the other, but because he believes the other to be straight, he doesn't say anything
→ one day the secret slips and the kid spills his guts, only to be told that the supposedly straight object of his affection feels the same way
• After that, one of two things happens:
Fluff: the two decide to become a couple and tell everyone and everyone is like "That's great, we're happy for you!"
Angst: the two decide to keep it a secret because they're afraid of what the others might think.
• Give or take some of the the minor spins that can vary:
1) All the guys but one are happy and that is because he too is "in love" with one of the original two
2) The two keep it a secret until they're caught "in the act" by someone who proceeds to get everyone else in on it
3) They really are kicked out of the band by everyone else who thinks they're disgusting
4) (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE) They get together but due to any number of possible complications, one of them decides to commit suicide
• And let us not forget the biggest part of the whole plot that has simply GOT to be included in every variation. When the news is spilled that the first party might be gay, it is never acceptable to have them simply say "I think I might be gay and I like/have feelings for you." They must ALWAYS say "(I think I might be gay)1 I love you."

Honestly, let's be real. Who wants to read that again? I think I am more amused by my breakdown of it than the actual story itself anymore. If you really feel the need to write something like this, might as well try to put a new spin on it that I haven't seen before and, as anyone can see, I've seen a lot. Hell, I can't even think of a new one. Maybe the most radical would be to have one of them say the word "like" instead of "love" but I may have even seen that one before (I'm not quite sure).

1. Parenthesis: Optional
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[28 Apr 2006|10:39pm]

[ mood | drained ]

One thing I've been noticing lately.

A lot of stories are starting out as 'chapter 1, possibly more?' Are you asking for people to respond with 'zomg pleaze more chapters'? I'm one of those writer's that doesn't exactly plot out my story lines, but I have a vague idea of where I want the story to go. I understand sometimes you can add on to a story after it's complete, but then wouldn't that make it a sequel?

Please, if you don't know if you don't know where you're story is going, then don't post it until you do.

Let me know if Im the only one who thinks this. I can take critizism constructively.

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quality over quantity only works when it's fucking good [27 Apr 2006|02:19pm]

"Sorry this chapter is short, I'll make up for it later, I swear."

• If it isn't that long, why don't you wait until you have more to post. Your readers will probably still be there but just a little more anxious.
• If you insist on making it so damn short, it should be fucking amazing if you think it's worth posting just yet.
• If it's not fucking amazing, then have a good reason ready on the spot for when I ask why you couldn't have posted more later.

Honestly. I don't want to read something like 500 words if it's just some filler crap that you posted for no other reason than you wanted to post that day. A short story/part to a story should be short because you've said all that needed to be said at that time. One scene that makes little to no difference to the rest of the story IS NOT ACCEPTABLE--especially if it's not even interesting in any sense. Even a long piece of shit can make it look like you tried harder.

As my 6th grade Science teacher said: "How long should your report be? I like to say that it should be as short as a skirt. Long enough to cover all the details and short enough to keep it interesting."
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[21 Apr 2006|12:09pm]

Okay, since this place is a little dead, I'm stealing something that fuckyou_fandom did a few weeks ago.

Anonymous Meme:

Say anything you want about anyone in the fandom [as in, USERNAMES. directed bitchiness! ] . Hateful and outright nasty, or confessions of undying love that might be a little creepy if you revealed yourself.

IP logging off, anonymous comments allowed. You can post under your own name if you feel like it - but that takes out the joy of trying to guess who posted what!
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say "hello" to my middle finger [13 Apr 2006|05:29pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]

Not exactly a fanfiction, but whatever. I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF IT.

I just thought you might like to all now that I am not going to bother posting in here again.
I honestly don't see the point, since none of you had one good word to say about my work.
I am sorry about the spelling and grammar. I did do a spell check it but I am in Britian.
Our spelling is quite different from yours.
I am also dyslexic.
I just wanted to say I am sorry.

Jesus H. Christ. Seriously. This pisses me off so bad. WHY do people do this? I think it's nothing but PATHETIC. *rips hair off*

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[28 Mar 2006|01:45pm]

When stories don't have titles.

I avoid reading them now because back if I did read them, I'd lose them too quickly and never be able to find them again. You know, I was never good at titles int he beginning (and I don't claim to have the best skills at it now, either) and if I had something to post, I wouldn't put it up until it had one. It's still not that hard to come up with something. What's the main focus of the story? What is something clever that you think could pass? Hell, you can even go the cheap route and do what I do now: What song are you listening to? Use the title or a lyric that somewhat matches.

It's a title. It's just the name. I will refrain from quoting Shakespeare for the time being but, honestly. You can change it later on if that's what you're worried about. But give it something.
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[18 Mar 2006|04:12pm]
if it's not allowed, I'll delete it, but it's for a good cause.

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like this comm and fuckyou_mcr, but for every pairing out there
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[18 Feb 2006|05:26pm]

I want to talk about someone: David.

Yes, he wears tight pants. Yes, he dabbles in wearing eyeliner. Yes, he has a few feminine attributes. And, yes, in his and Pierre's relationship, he's the catcher eight ways to Sunday. But that doesn't mean he's a woman transplanted into a man's body.

I am sick of stories where, god forbid, Pierre gets a little tipsy, looks at someone else (male, female, cornish hen, Seb, etc.) in a way which could be remotely associated to flirting, and when David finds out, he bawls like a little school girl. Whether people want to believe it or not, David is a twenty-five-year-old man, not a fourteen-year-old girl. Chances are, he doesn't burst into tears at the drop of a hat. Most twenty-five-year-old men don't react like that unless they're severely dysfunctional, and writing David as a bawling school girl totally takes away from the reality of a story. He's a man, make him act, and react, the way a man would.

Please, I beg you.
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[16 Feb 2006|02:15am]

Oh my God.

On STP there is a story. Right now. It's in the top ten recently posted stories.


...granted you still had a few people who thought it was like...Dostoevsky good. Or maybe Roald Dahl good. But Dahl is hard to beat.

I feel like throwing a party. Seriously. This fills me with glee.
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[10 Feb 2006|12:48pm]

When people write traditional scenes but crap them up majorly so I'm left sitting there thinking "But... that's not how it happens.

I'm not talking about conversation-wise stories that sound like "You've been my best friend for years and I just want you to know that I'm gay and I love you" "Oh, my God, I'm gay and I love you too!" and then all is peachy. Although those bother the fuck out of me too, that's not what I'm talking about.

I really can't think of another scenario at this point in time even though I wish I could so I'm going to use the example that made me come up with ranting like this in the first place but I want it taken into consideration that this is not me stabbing at the writer whom I'm willing to give the benefit of a doubt and assume that they just didn't know better.

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I know this comes off as completely pointless to rant about and especially completely rude toward the writer of this story which was particularly not bad I just didn't like the way something so routine was written out so... I can't think of a word to use. Every word that comes to mind isn't right. If it'll help at all with the point of my argument something else that authors will do wrong are hospital scenes. If someone has just been in a critical car accident or has just tried to commit suicide but failed and they are now lying in a hospital bed, every one of their friends wouldn't be allowed in to see them. Family members are always allowed in hospital rooms first until the number is raised to friends when the person's condition is strengthened and even then there is usually a limit to how many visitors they can have at a time.

The basic point I'd like to make is: Don't write about something (remotely) serious unless you know for a fact how things work. We're all posting on the Internet, here, try looking something up on Google or even Ask Jeeves for some answers and don't write about something until you're certain it's correct or if you're certain you can make it work (and again, even sitcoms couldn't pull that one off for me).

Really, it just looks weird if in your story Pierre has slit his wrists because Patrick dumped him and now he's just woken up in a hospital bed with all four of his best friends hovering over him (Patrick not included, obviously) and his own mother is nowhere in sight.

PS For the record, I always hated it when TV Weddings effed things up, too.
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[08 Feb 2006|08:56pm]

Three things:

1) When people say that their work is shit before you ever read it. How are they hoping to get readers if that's the case? Don't review your own work. It's okay if you say something to the effect of "I'm not sure I like this, but judge for yourself." but don't say "This is really shitty and I know it." If you know it's shitty, don't post it. We don't do pity here.

2) People who comment terrible fics with "This is the best story evrrr!!1111!!!!11oneoneone!! U R LYKE TOTALLY AWESOME!!one11!" It's not nice to lie.

3) When people make it a habit to start stories they never finish. If you don't think you're going to have enough interest in the story to finish it: Don't. Post. It.

Honestly. Nothing pisses me off more as a reader than to get really into a story and then the writer just drops it entirely. As a writer, nothing pisses me off more than not finishing a story, so I trudge through it. Leaving a story unfinished....sometimes it happens even with the best of us and that's understandable. Making it a habit, though, is fucking annoying.

Moral of the Story Post:

Don't comment shitty work with praise, if you tell them it's bad then don't expect others to comment your shitty work with praise, and finish your damn stories.

...gets off the soap box.
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so it's mostly a plea for detail? i can live with that. [08 Feb 2006|01:31pm]

When ideas/plots that could be really good are written either too hastily or with not enough heart.

You know the kind. When a promising idea is written in a story that is either too short, very poorly written, or lacking in so much detail that it's mostly dialog. The last one being especially important if the story's topic is particularly angsty, but most of it is reduced to dialog when maybe more detail directed toward what the characters are doing or even how their voice tones should sound could make a world of difference to how a scene could be perceived.

Also: one-scene stories that lack any detail at all. Now, keep in mind they're not all bad. Some people can pull them off. For instance, childishgrin is one of the few writers who can do a one-scene, mainly-dialog story and have it come off sounding halfway decent. Sadly, though, many writers who try fail. And it's sad to see.
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[02 Feb 2006|10:02pm]

[ mood | pissed off ]

Today(or rather, tonight) I found an interesting community called, fanficrants.

Dear people who take this too seriously,
You DO NOT have the right to a fandom free of badfic. Authors who write badfic ARE NOT committing a crime. Fandom IS NOT a place you have to "deserve" to be in because you write well. Bad writing IS NOT an excuse for bad treatment.The power of copy + paste or How to Rant in a Public Community Without Looking Like an AsshatCollapse )

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