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It was bound to happen [Apr. 5th, 2011|03:20 pm]
M. McGregor
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The great unappeasable god of brain maladies has descended upon me once again. I was hoping my brief period of being able to write and concentrate properly wouldn't be quite so brief, but what I hope and what happens are not always in synch. Hopefully I'll have better news after I talk to my doctor again.

In the meantime, the GRXS is not abandoned. I have actually worked on it in the last month, I just haven't managed to finish an actual installment. That's partly because A) we've reached a point where the major plotlines of the original univere are kind of dealt with for now, so I'm essentially just stalling until we get to the next idea used and B) because while I do have some ideas for what's going to happen next, I'm not happy with the execution of them so far. I've rewritten one scene in particular about four times now, and I'm still not happy with it.

Now I may wind up just saying "screw it" and going past that scene even if it doesn't live up to my own standards. That's to be determined. I know you guys are all used to me telling you how poorly I think the GRXS has been written so far (and you've all been very nice in claiming otherwise, which is clearly just to make me feel better), but that belief still stands for me. I'm not thrilled with the quality; particularly the dialogue. I'm afraid I've been kind of half-assing it.

No, I'm not afraid of that, I'm quite certain of that. That's because that was supposed to be the whole point of this GRXS in the first place. It was supposed to be the story that I could half-ass to get back into the swing of things, only now I'm all annoyed with myself for writing something not up to my own standards.

(PS: I'm also annoyed with myself because side-effects currently have me knee-deep in mood-swing-depression-land, so take everything I say with a grain of salt.)

Anyway, just thought I'd point out that I'm still here. Don't give up on me just yet.




On an unrelated note:

You should be watching Community.
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[User Picture]From: a2zmom
2011-04-05 09:52 pm (UTC)
I just started watching Community! I'm up to episode 7, season 1. Why was I not watching before?

I hope you start feeling better again.
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[User Picture]From: mymatedave
2011-04-05 10:24 pm (UTC)
Community is indeed the dog's proverbial, and dude, the reason everyone likes your fic is because your a perfectionist and your own worst critic in a field of sloppy amateurs.

If others edited and rewrote their fic as often as I imagine you do, the general quality of fic written online would be vastly improved, that and the fact that people see what's written on ff.net and treat that as a baseline.

Hope you feel better soon.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-04-06 01:30 am (UTC)
QFT

and i hope you feel better soon mac
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[User Picture]From: draconin
2011-04-05 10:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the doc!
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[User Picture]From: wittgens
2011-04-05 11:04 pm (UTC)
Hm, I did just start watching Community in the last month, and yes, I agree that everyone should be watching it. Everyone.

Sorry to hear your brain is being all hurtful again. I hope you feel better soon.
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[User Picture]From: bastardsnow
2011-04-06 12:19 am (UTC)
That last note is not unrelated to anything. Community is and should be related to everything, as should be the watching of it.

ETA: Also: feel better soon!

Edited at 2011-04-06 03:07 am (UTC)
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From: nugotube
2011-04-09 08:44 am (UTC)
Very happy I found your site. Will note it and return for more info.

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From: (Anonymous)
2011-04-09 09:28 am (UTC)

Good thoughts

Hope you feel better soon. And don't worry, we will receive with gratefulness whatever you see fit to bestow on us.
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