Category: writing stuff

Thoughts regarding the Zack/Ray ship

Not that anyone asked me, but I feel like talking about it.

I feel like my feelings on it are similar to my feelings on the Phoenix/Maya ship from Ace Attorney. I’m okay with it, but only under specific circumstances. (I swear there’s a post somewhere about that sort of feeling.) 

Age is certainly a factor. I don’t like shipping them in the context of their original games because Maya’s 16 and Ray’s 13. They should be adults before starting that sort of relationship with someone who’s already an adult. It’s why I’m comfortable when people age up Ray before shipping her. Sure she acts pretty mature, but she’s still a child in more ways than one. She probably needs as much experience with healthy relationships as Zack does. 17 or 18 is my lower comfort limit, especially regarding a serious relationship. (Not that that’s the sort of thing I want to read about regardless of the couple, but again, I find it more acceptable). In fact, there’s a fairy tale AU I’ve been musing about where they actually end up together at the end. Le gasp! Of course, that’s after like four years of being around each other, but you get my point.

I don’t have an issue with the age difference. In the grand scheme of things, 7 years isn’t that big, and it becomes even less significant once they’re both older. I get why people worry about it, but once they’re both adults, it doesn’t make much difference to me.

Also, I say I’m comfortable shipping them as adults, but at the same time I don’t feeling like I need to. Again, same with Maya and Phoenix. I want them together. I want them to be with each other, but it doesn’t have to be romantically or as lovers or anything. As long as they’re soul mates, life partners, living together, ect, that’s all it takes to make me happy. Also shameless cuddles but that’s another subject entirely.

So yes, under certain circumstances I’m fine with people shipping them. But when I run into fics or fanart of them making out when Ray’s still barely a teen, it gives me an icky feeling, so forgive me if I take steps to avoid those.

Give me a character (from anything ever) in my…

Appearance: yeah no

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somewhat attractive | eh | not really my type | cute

|  precious |

pretty | handsome | beautiful | gorgeous | SWEET LORD MERCY

Can you relate to this character on a personal level?: no | not really | somewhat | yes | they are me

Would you date/be friends with this character in real life if they were real?: total bros | friends | besties | date | become their steady | neither | i don’t know |

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fightingforwriting:

How I think I’m writing: Using eye contact, or lack thereof, to display emotions such as intimacy, shock, denial, or nervousness. 

How I’m actually writing: She looked at me, and I looked away. I tried to look back, but she was already looking at the sky. “Look,” she sighs, looking back at me for a split second. “I don’t know how to say this.” We looked at each other and time stopped, but then she looked her lookers at something else to look at, looking tired. 

I was wondering if this was the same sukikobol…

I was wondering if this was the same sukikobold from ao3? I just read a bunch of your mp100 fics and loved em

Ah, yes I use the same username on there. Thank you~! 🙂 I’m happy you enjoyed them.

expectogladiolus: phiralovesloki: kiralamous…

expectogladiolus:

phiralovesloki:

kiralamouse:

coaldustcanary:

transformativeworks:

AO3 has reached 25,000 fandoms! To celebrate, we’ve put together info about fandom tags and how all tags work: https://goo.gl/W4wPxH

Hey folks who use AO3 – please read and reblog widely. In addition to the celebration of our 25,000th canonical fandom, this post contains some great tips for making our tagging system work for you.

As a Support Staffer and Tag Wrangler for AO3, I beg you:

Among the tips:

Separate your / and & ships / is for romantic and/or sexual
relationships. & is for platonic relationships only – ones that are
neither sexual nor romantic. (Pre- and Post-Relationship are still /.)
& was created for those Gen fans who don’t want anything
non-platonic in the ships they’re searching for. You can help both Gen
fans and shippers by carefully choosing the tag that matches your work!

Look, I know you’re writing a slow burn where the friendship aspect of the relationship is important. I applaud that; I love it in my romantic pairings. But it’s a /, not a &. Please save & for those of us who want to find the three truly and purely gen fics for a popular romantic ship.

Folks, I LOVE AO3, please read and share!

As someone relatively new to using AO3, I did not really realise this. *goes back to check tags* THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS. 

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ironinkpen:

me, reading my own wips: oh wow i hope the author finishes this

“I don’t talk about feelings, Alfred. I don’t have any, I’ve…

I don’t talk about feelings, Alfred. I don’t have any, I’ve never seen one. I’m a night-stalking, crime-fighting vigilante, and a heavy metal rapping machine. I don’t feel anything emotionally except for rage, 24/7, 365, at a million percent.”

I’m still convinced that the Lego Batman Movie is actually a narrative about the recent trend of how Batman is written in various media.

Beyond The Rim: Sheridan – Chapter 15 – Jameson9101322 – Babylon 5 [Archive of Our Own]

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