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17 February 2008 @ 07:34 pm
Why do people put ff.net alerts on stories that are finished? weird. They make sense on multipart posts, but on a one-shot or something that's finished posting, I don't get it. Maybe they meant to put an author alert?

Why is my cable box and/or remote screwed up?

Why do people assume that "fandom" means you have anything in common besides watching/reading the same show? I see this all the time - it's like assuming that you'll be friends with everyone in your high school graduating class, which is obviously not true.

Why do I have 77,000 words of a story only five people will read, but I love it so much anyway?

Why are blimps so awesome? I saw two of them today - the Goodyear and the MetLife (I'm on the flight path for when they travel north and south). They're so cool, I wish we still had the giant airships to ride in. Possibly because we see blimps fairly often they're my rugrat's favorite vehicle. Yet sadly there are no children's books about blimps.

I know, it's random and odd, but I'm in post-fic doldrums.
Tels: I am heretelscha on February 18th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
1. ffnet - no idea. been asking myself that for a couple days now. i don't update there anymore but it was Never the chaptered stories ppl did that with just the one shots.

2. Because there's still a week til payday and no one can afford a repair man til then,

3. You mean they don't :O and there i was thinking that liking the same prog meant we'd be life long friends - lol. sorry its monday and the kids are off all week and already annoying me.

4. sounds like all my completed novels but at least you have 5 ppl reading yours

5. my kids like them too. Maybe i should write a kids story about them. *i see a gap in the market* eldest son used to have this thing about gasometers. You know the huge circular gas storage tanks. So we wrote to the gas board and they sent him loads of stuff including huge posters and photos. Maybe try that with the blimps.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on February 19th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Blimp picture book, yes, definitely an unserved market.

My kid draws pretty much nothing but blimps, and has learned many obscure facts about the old airships. It's funny how he's really grown attached to them.
Telstelscha on February 21st, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
just for the sake of writing said book ;-) what age grouping do i aim it at? ie under 5, 5-8, etc? And i need a better name for my main charrie. Jess (8) suggested Blimp or Bob. Told her Bob's a builder and already been used. Hence she said Blimp.
Rosierosiethehobbit on February 18th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Why do I have 77,000 words of a story only five people will read, but I love it so much anyway?

If I am correct in guessing which fic this is, because it's a frelling awesome story? One that will be read by more than five people I'm sure, some of whom are dying to read it as soon as its finished.

lizardbeth: Maleklizardbeth_j on February 19th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
You'll be pleased to know I added about 1000 words to it this past weekend. :)
Telstelscha on February 21st, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Blimp story

oh and i reckon i can get a series of 26 out of this lol. this one is just under 500 words, which is 2 sides of printer paper when its double spaced. Tested on my kids - 13, 12, 8 and my nephews - 9 and 6.