Pass The Pipe
Fanfic writers and public critique
Welcome! This comm is for posting about, discussing and enjoying the crack!fic you come across out there for the QaF fandom, B/J pairings.
What is crack!fic?
A fanfic whose concept is so out there, one wonders what the author was snorting when they wrote. Sometimes deliberate, sometimes just WTF?
A story that seems to have been written when the author was on crack; something so awful that you can't believe it was written, but you can't stop reading anyhow.
A story that is so funny it makes you crack up laughing, either good (with humour) or bad (with disbelief).
And yet aother definition:
A story so addictive it's like being on crack! Er.. not that we'd know what that's like or anything.
So you can see there is a little variety in the definitions and just because a fic is considered 'crack!fic' doesn't always mean it's negative. Remember this when you are both recommending it, and discussing it, or giving 'concrit'. Which leads us to...
What is 'concrit' (constructive criticism)?
No one likes being made fun of, or ridiculed, or having their work shredded. But that's what happens once you put your story out there for public consumption. So to give some sort of clue as to what is acceptable here, and what we'll have to haul out the 'eraser' for... read this.
Keep in mind that the purpose of concrit is to give the writer helpful feedback that makes their writing better, even in the crackfic world. Good con crit should be useful and somewhat detailed. Flaming a writer, being rude, curt, disparaging, or even happy-happy positive won't do a thing for them. If you like crackfic and want to encourage it, take some time and think about how you address the author.
So if you're wanting to pass judgement on a person's writing, or story, or concept, and suggest how they could/should have done it different, read the above again.
On the other hand, if you're offering your own personal opinion on why you think the author had totally lost the plot... mark it clearly as 'IMO'! 'In My Opinion' - the all powerful qualifier that gives your opinion, from your viewpoint and your stance. And on offering your opinion? Just something to think about. Yes, you have the right to say what you think, but does that make it the right thing to say?
Also, we will NOT accept or permit any disparaging remarks about an individual. Full stop. This is about the fic, not the author, their parentage, ancestory, or mental capacity. OK? Thanks.
Oh, and that goes for other members too. If someone thinks differently about a story to you... think of it as a chance for you to practice all those wonderful anger management techniques you've been learning/told about. Seriously, read all the above - the definitions of what this comm is about are varied enough that it should give you some clue as to how varied the opinions of people are going to be.
Posting Rules...(well, more like ... guidelines!)
1) Only B/J pairings.
2) Must provide link to the fic. If the fic has NOT be published in an open forum, and is only available through a lock, it is NOT open for discussion here.
3) Entire fics are NOT to be posted here without the express written permission of the author. If you are wanting to post your own contribution to the 'crack!fic' world here, by all means go for it! Just make sure you do the usual header thingy, with all the appropriate disclaimers, warnings, yadda, yadda, yadda.
4) Usual warning and disclaimers about the fic you are linking to etc. especially any potential squicks.
5) All else to go behind LJ cut. Save a f-list today!
6) Keep it about the story! Attacks on authors, or other members, or OTPs etc is verbotten, and totally uncool. Got it?
7) Rember your comments will be more easliy excepted or undastranded if teh reader is not sturrgling two actullay unnertsand exaclty whta your saying. There wnantig they're eys to not type of hurt, and their is so muhc pyne trniyng ot translate what is really actually being said ...
8) CAPSLOCK is not your friend. IT'S SHOUTING!
9) Would you say what you're posting to the person's face?
crackastic graphic created by rinmonsterer which was inspired by The Mechanic by Cheryl
OPEN OPEN OPEN...but behave!
Disclaimer and stuff
This comm is just providing a venue for the friendly and respectful discussion of the members' ideas about what has been published for open reading. The mods are in no way responsible, or necessarily in agreement with what's posted.
MANY THANKS and MUCH GRATITUDE TO:
ohfreckle for the fanfreakingtastic header and layout
url_girl for the use of her assbaby!Jesus (Gus for short) graphics
youbetterwiseup for her contribution of mermaid!Brian
starbellys for letting us use the pregnant!Justin icon she made for jane2005 (who deserves a smooch too for sharing!)
minty_peach gets tons of thanks for the code!
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