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06 August 2010 @ 05:01 pm
Old School Fanfic  
I found my OLD notebooks with my Star Wars fanfic from high school/undergrad college. The question is, do I really need this anymore? I feel like I'm throwing away part of my life.

But dude, it's just crappy adolescent fanfic.

Keep it or ditch it? What would you do?

ETA: Y'all are enabling my sick habits.

Maybe I'll keep part of it as a sample. We're talking notebooks, plural. Lots of them. I was prolific.
Current Mood: weirdweird
The Girl Who Waitedoutintherain on August 6th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
I would keep it, but at worst could you scan it all on to your computer?
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Maybe I can do that eventually. Though, that's a lot of work, LOL
Library Alterna-Chick ;)jedishadowolf on August 6th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)

Call me sentimental, but dude, stuff like that is worthy of holding on to. I threw away my first fanfic (because ppl at school got a hold of it and teased me) and even tho it was awful I still wish I had it now. I still have the second one I ever wrote. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Carside SamDeanmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Some of it sooo bad. I was debating it because of my clutter problem and my lack of room. But it's pretty hilarious. I think my OC names are the funniest thing ever!
elanurel: Nigel New Moonelanurel on August 6th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Keep it. I have all of my Duran Duran RPF...
Working for the Mandroid: Blue Hazemoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Duran Duran? Wow!
elanurel: Nigel New Moonelanurel on August 7th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
I guess I just outed myself there, eh? We always knew my inner fifteen-year-old was going strong, though.
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Working for the Mandroid: Dean Facemoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
heh heh.
sg_wonderland on August 6th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Keep, keep, keep! I deleted all my SW fic but I might have a printout somewhere...it was beyond terrible, but it was mine!
Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
LOL. It's so much. I such a junk problem LOL
the rain not the fire: Writing_Fictionplatysseus on August 6th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Keep it... in some form. It'll be proof that your writing has improved (a lot). :D

I try to keep everything I've written - especially stuff I wrote when I was a teen. It's good for a laugh sometimes. I completed my first novel when I was 18; it is, most generously, crap. I know the story itself could be improved upon though - I'm even thinking of turning it into a film or TV series... when I have more time on my hands.

My first venture into fanfiction was for the Redwall series, when I had no idea what fanfiction actually was. I spent ages on it, and got somewhere around Chapter 31 when my brother tinkered with my computer, and... lost most of it. That was 15 years ago; I'm still whiny over that loss!

So, like... Keep it. Better to blame someone else than yourself. ;)
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
It's pretty hilarious stuff. And we always get better as we go, given we kepe to honing the craft :)

aurora_novarum: daniel writingaurora_novarum on August 6th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
Keep at least some of them, yes. Think how valuable they'll be when you're a famous author...

on the other hand, maybe you don't want your audience to see you back then. Heh.
Working for the Mandroid: Spotlightmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I think of them as blackmail material. On me. *hides*
Gillian: Stargate-Rodney-writingcrazedturkey on August 7th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Dude you need to keep it. The evolution of fanfic is awesome.

Plus one day when you are multibillionaire author every collector will want a piece of that stuff. (they'll have it in museums and stuff).

(I am totally serious about this btw baby :D)
Working for the Mandroid: Frymoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
The evolution is pretty amazing. We all can look back and see how much better we've gotten. :)

And hey, with the writing bit, I'd settle for multidollar!
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...: A Jen *snerk*dodger_winslow on August 8th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
And you'll have to pay big bucks to get it back so they don't publish it. Blackmail Nirvana: the fandom fallback plan.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on August 7th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Keep! I once threw away some old journals I didn't want—and apparently accidentally threw out the ones I did want with it. I wish I'd just kept it all. I might even have been amused at my adolescent journals.
Working for the Mandroid: Nevermoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
That sounds suspiciously like hoarder talk there...
Spiletta42: Flamespiletta42 on August 7th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Keep it. I still mourn the loss of the Black Stallion fanfic I wrote when I was like eleven.
Working for the Mandroid: Egyptmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
     Mandy: Disturbinga_phoenixdragon on August 7th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Working for the Mandroid: Reunitedmoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
A.vella_amor_dm on August 7th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
keeeeeeeeeep! if you want to clear out space you can transcribe them to yoru harddrive, or scan them in?
Working for the Mandroid: Divinemoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Scanning or transcribing would take forever and I'm way too lazy for that. So if I keep them I'd keep them as is.
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...: zFancon The Planet Is Going to the Apesdodger_winslow on August 7th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
Keep it. Reminds you how far you've come. But keep it under lock and key. Because there's always some joker (usually your best friend) who will think it's funny to remind everyone else how far you've come by posting that kind of shit on fanfic.net. :D

Edited at 2010-08-07 08:36 am (UTC)
Working for the Mandroid: John Winchestermoonshayde on August 7th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Are you speaking from experience here?
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...: Sam Not Laughingdodger_winslow on August 8th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, absolutely. And you've got to be out of your frickin mind if you think for even half a second that I'm going to tell you what name they posted it under. :D