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18 April 2011 @ 09:06 am
Commentfic on Steroids  
Long ago, I decided to play with a prompt at a Supernatural comm where Dean would have a vampiric relapse. It's just commentfic, I told myself. Something nice and short I can work on for fun. No commitment. No worries about the story getting away from me.

Months later, commentfic is done and clocks in at about 11,325.

Remind me never to do commentfic again.

(The story is currently off in betaland. I will post it when it's done.)
 
 
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Lady Moon-Loona-cyjennytork on April 18th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like me. One commentfic turned into Gemini. Another became "Who the Hell...."

mine turn into GIANTS.
Working for the Mandroid: Got Your Backmoonshayde on April 18th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
LOL.

Then we should know better, right? I always do this. I say I'll write something short and it turns into a monster. My small stuff ends up being over 10k or close to it and my "normal" sized stuff ends up being novel length.

I wrote one story for the SG-1 fandom that came in at just under 100k. It's insane.

I need to be brief.
Amy Cooperamycooper on April 18th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
How do you write commentfic? I've seen the term but don't understand how it works. Also, good work! That is a formidable sized fic!
Working for the Mandroid: crossroadsmoonshayde on April 18th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
It's supposed to be short fic - something you could easily come up with and write in the space of a comment.

That is how it works in theory. I haven't quite nailed it in practice.
the rain not the fire: Wonderland ~ Cheshire Catplatysseus on April 18th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Lol. Almost everytime my creative-mind latches onto an idea, it turns into this spiralling mess of epic proportions. I have way too many fanfic ideas rolling about my head (& Notepad)... I find it best to not start on them; and then hopefully, one day, the idea(s) will go stale and I won't care at all.

*hangs head*

Edited at 2011-04-18 04:50 pm (UTC)
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on April 20th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
I'm aiming to focus more on my original stuff - I have too many started which aren't finished - so no more of this LOL

If it's commentfic it darn well better stay commentfic.