Reblogging aggressively. Some publishers will throw your manuscript into the slush pile or, worse, the trash if you don’t follow their desired format. Spec fic publishers are especially strict about manuscript formatting.
Also reblogging aggressively.
Hermione and Ron spend years vacillating all over the place, because they make a good flush couple in the end but for the first five or six years they’re both really immature and awkward. They’re steady friends that go black sometimes, but since they both have really sensitive egos and major sore spots they don’t make a good couple, so Harry usually steps in to ash it up. But the trio are just good friends so it gets awkward enough to make all three of them back off pretty fast. Sometimes they turn it sideways and Hermione auspisitices for the two boys, though she’s not very good at it and they’re not actually black for each other.
Harry and Hermione are pale sometimes, and occasionally Ron and Harry are too. When Luna gets introduced the Harry<>Hermione shippers are pissed since she’s such obvious palebait to lure him away, but while he is pretty pale for her they don’t hook up during the series, and their relationship is left open-ended. Harry<>Luna shippers write a lot of post-series fluff about them settling down now that Harry’s not always rushing around to save people and has time to talk about his problems.
Harry and Draco are pitch black for each other from day one into infinity and no one can deny it, though the Snape<3<Potter shippers try mightily. There’s a lot of theorizing in the fandom on whether or not Snape<3<James was really a thing and if Snape’s still carrying a torch for both Harry’s parents, but most people avoid the ship because it makes Snape’s canon abuse of Harry really really creepy.
There’s a bajillion ships in the background and the majority of Mary Sue fanfics are someone showing up, papping Harry when he’s upset, and explaining how he can solve all his problems. There are also a lot of stereotypes about what Houses are best at which quadrants, so you see a lot of fics where a character from Hufflepuff will be a pale guru or a Ravenclaw using logic and reason to defuse a argument. Most sex-related ships are Slytherin/Gryffindor and people talk a lot of trash about both the black quadrant and Slytherins.
TODAY, ON “THAT’S NOT WHAT I EXPECTED”
canon pokemon sizes are fucking bullshit
Wait, are you telling me the ten-year-old Pokemon kid is almost six feet tall?
you haven’t replied in three minutes what did i do why do you hate me
i was rereading those fics that go between awake at night and crash standing and being all “huh Dadbert kinda talks/types differently in this fic than he turned out to speak in canon, huh.” It’s not entirely a matter of uppercases/lowercases difference, hey’re both extremely formal and polite, but Crockpop actually does say “CANNOT CONDONE THIS” in matters of dapper clothes and the way I wrote him, Dadbert would be somewhat less direct in matters of judging others. Also considering Crocker’s had one pesterlog and he managed three whole lines in it no mater how everyone seems to hang onto his every word, it’s not that the chatroom was busy/he was hanging back because he didn’t feel he could speak, more that he’s naturally terser.
then i was like “nope not rewriting it” then i was like hey the only one we’ve seen type in canon was dad crocker, dad egbert didn’t get to post. so i might as well run with it in this ‘verse.
and now of course i want to write chatlog/interaction for the two of them while on the cruise ship, because that kind of implies in matters of characterization no matter what we’ve seen (not a lot) they’re actually somewhat different???
also maybe i could get Mom and Bro in on the action. see what they think/do while the kids play. Hmm.
Okay I am going to chatter a bit because this was something I thought was obvious, but not a lot of people put thought into backstory as much as I do so maybe not. The difference between Dadbert and Crockerpop really goes back to their parents, their relationship with the Condence, and the way that world needed to be in order to bring about the Game.
I THINK WE SHOULD ALL FREAK OUT OVER DR MCNINJA NOW.
I THINK THAT’S AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE.
OH MY GOSH YES FREAKING OUT IS A THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN
OMZ! Best art evah.
1. Unvanquishedzims: the Minor Acts of herorism kids in Christmas Sweaters
Ahem. this is Zims’s actual request. I got thrown off by zs.
D’awwww, look at the cuties!
Thank you Willow~!