Disney Parks news from D23

Jul. 15th, 2017 04:32 pm
destina: (mcu: captain america)
[personal profile] destina
Disney is its own fandom, and OMG there are AMAZING things happening. As I said on tumblr, Disney is about to back trucks up to the parks and shower money on them, because some of our wildest dreams are happening. Including the one I predicted long ago. *g*

cutting to spare those who don't care, but a list of the confirmed changes is behind this cut )

WELL. This is a great day to be a Disney Parks fan. Meanwhile, I have reblogged lots of Infinity War and Star Wars stuff on tumblr, too, as have 1 million others. If you like that stuff but you aren't hanging out there today, you might be missing out just a little. (Unless you're not into squee, capslock and keysmashing; then you're good.)

A poll about AO3 norms

Jul. 13th, 2017 06:24 pm
destina: cherry blossoms (Default)
[personal profile] destina
I anonymized it for your truth-telling convenience. I'm just curious, really; these are things I've been wondering about, so why not ask?


Poll #18575 AO3 norms, part 1
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 81

I've heard that a 'good rate of return' is considered to be one comment per 100 hits. Your thoughts on this number?

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Accurate
12 (16.7%)

Arbitrary
60 (83.3%)

Which is the most valuable fannish currency for your story in order to attract readers?

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Kudos
40 (56.3%)

Comments
11 (15.5%)

Hits
4 (5.6%)

Bookmarks
10 (14.1%)

Tumblr reblogs
6 (8.5%)

Do you ever read bookmarks to see the comments people put there even though they haven't commented on your story itself?

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Yes
49 (67.1%)

No
7 (9.6%)

People do that??
17 (23.3%)

Tell the truth: which method do you personally use when you want to read fic in a new fandom?

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Sort stories by pairing or characters, then by kudos
43 (53.8%)

Sort stories by pairing or characters, then by comments
9 (11.2%)

Sort by pairing or character, then by bookmarks
7 (8.8%)

Sort by pairing or character, then by hit count
7 (8.8%)

I use other tags to sort and I will explain in comments
14 (17.5%)

I have the hit counts turned off on my stories.

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Yes
6 (8.5%)

No
65 (91.5%)

I wish AO3 had an option to turn off the kudos button.

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Yes
7 (9.3%)

No
68 (90.7%)

I wish AO3 had an option to turn off the comments on a story, not just moderate them.

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Yes
15 (20.5%)

No
58 (79.5%)

Freeform tumblr-style tags suck and should not be allowed.

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Yes
36 (47.4%)

No
40 (52.6%)

How do you use tags the most?

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To find things I want to read
46 (56.8%)

To avoid things I don't want to read
15 (18.5%)

To sort or filter things
9 (11.1%)

As red flags to warn me off immature writers
10 (12.3%)

As green lights to find things that are funny or delightful
1 (1.2%)

Which of the following is the most irritating to you as a reader?

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Failing to warn properly
3 (3.7%)

Putting the wrong indicator on a story (gen when it's m/m)
9 (11.1%)

Super-long summaries which explain the story for you
3 (3.7%)

Super-long notes or footnotes
2 (2.5%)

Fics without proper spacing or paragraph breaks
29 (35.8%)

Fics without proper dialog punctuation
9 (11.1%)

Self-deprecating author's notes
8 (9.9%)

'Comment and I might write more haha'
18 (22.2%)

Last question: what do you discern from the order of pairings listed on the story?

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I assume all the pairings listed will be in the story, period
42 (51.9%)

I assume the most important/primary pairing is listed first in order
53 (65.4%)

I don't assume; I check notes to see if there's guidance about it
9 (11.1%)

I assume there could be a mix of past and present pairings for any given listed pairings
27 (33.3%)

destina: (mcu: spidey)
[personal profile] destina
I wanted to read this story, but it didn't exist, so I wrote 8,600 words of it. And then I rewrote it so it was Homecoming-compliant. And now here we are, in the handbasket.

100-Point Restoration (8691 words) by Destina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Captain America (Movies), Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peter Parker/Tony Stark
Characters: Peter Parker, Tony Stark, James Rhodes, Ned Leeds, May Parker (Spider-Man), Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Karen (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Additional Tags: First Kiss, Future Fic, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Hurt/Comfort
Summary:

Tony needs a happiness upgrade; Peter wants Tony. These goals might be compatible. (This story is set roughly five years post-Homecoming.)




What are the odds that I'd write two MCU stories and they'd both be (different) rare pairs?? Or that the unfinished third one will be, too?

Recording Projects

Jul. 10th, 2018 02:51 pm
momo: (Too Busy To FCUK*)
[personal profile] momo
To track my progress for my two most recent recording projects, I figured I'd start two charts :)

The podfic project is a lengthy Merthur fic I'm recording (over 82k, which should be over 10h of podfic in the end) and the other is a children's story for December that I'm recording for my niecelings. Let's see how I'll do, eh?

Also, I'll keep messing with this and adding columns because I'm a big fan of spreadsheets and this is what I do.

Podfic Project

PartRecEditedWords/ChWords OverallLength rawLength editFinal LengthBeta
Prologue10.07.1700.00.005,500/5,5005,50000:38 ~00:40 
111.07.2000.00.0014,500/14,50020,00001:45 /~02:40 
212.07.1700.00.009,200/9,20029,20001:10 /~03:50 
312.07.1700.00.006,500/6,50035,70000:50 /~04:40 
412.07.1700.00.008,700/8,70044,40001:02 /~05:40 
513.07.1700.00.0011,100/11,10055,50001:20 /~07:10 
613.07.1700.00.009,000/9,00064,50001:02 /~08:20 
714.07.1700.00.006,800/6,80071,30000:48 /~09:10 
814.07.1700.00.009,400/9,40080,70001:13 /~10:20 
Epilogue14.07.1700.00.001,500/1,50082,20000:14 /~10:30 


Personal Project

ChapterDate RecordedDate EditedLength/Ch rawLength Overall raw
1. Dezember10.07.2017 00:1600:16
2. Dezember10.07.2017 00:1300:29
3. Dezember11.07.2017 00:1300:45
4. Dezember12.07.2017 00:1300:58
5. Dezember12.07.2017 00:1501:13
6. Dezember12.07.2017 00:1401:27
7. Dezember13.07.2017 00:1601:43
8. Dezember13.07.2017 00:1301:56
9. Dezember14.07.2017  00:1102:07 
10. Dezember14.07.2017 00:1702:24
11. Dezember14.07.2017  00:1402:38
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