Genre? (21)

1 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-01-03 17:36 ID:PzvzTrb7

Action/Adventure and Sci-fi are the ones I write for most. I try and throw a little humour in now and again, but not overly so.

I just started a Supernatural fic as well. :)

2 Name: Darksword512 : 2010-01-03 19:46 ID:69XX0tST

I'm still finding mine. I've written a comedy and a supernatural one and I'm in the middle of an angsty type and a sci-fi.

3 Name: inulover90 : 2010-01-03 19:47 ID:55lSVYZR

same here.... i add in the humor and some romance

4 Name: Vic Taylor : 2010-01-03 20:05 ID:PzvzTrb7

@inulover90 - Oh yeah, forgot romance. That genre doesn't come naturally to me, but on the back burner in a story is easier to write. So that's where I put my romance. :)

I also find it easier to write slash romance. Anyone else find this?

5 Name: Luna419 : 2010-01-03 21:17 ID:6ZZCMRa9

Fantasy and AU (if that counts as a genre) for me! I also specialize in drama and comedy. (Shame I never finish anything.)

6 Name: Blaze Fan 1 : 2010-01-04 03:32 ID:cfzl06t2


7 Name: Nadine : 2010-01-04 03:49 ID:62HJV7if

Angst/romance is just a great combination XD Drama with awesomness

8 Name: Iaculus : 2010-01-04 08:15 ID:0Eri8NIF

... Genre? What genre? To be honest, I think I've ticked off all the metaphorical boxes except Poetry, Crime, and Western at one time or another in my stories, often about half a dozen or more at the same time. One constant, though, is humour. I have never written a story completely devoid of comedic elements... though sometimes you have to look for those elements very, very carefully.

9 Name: ... : 2010-01-05 02:00 ID:qI79284+

Heh, it's apparent in your posts on this site. I'm actually surprised that we seem to have so few humour writers here; it's probably the most common badfic, ahem, fanfic genre.

When I write angst, it's dark humour. Romance= romcom. The cynical little voice in my head is never quiet; I can't take myself seriously, so my writing reflects that. I actually find it fascinating how one can have so many different layers of humour in a story- the situation, one-liners, underlying irony, character-blindness, fandom in-jokes, dry humour and odd imagery, for starters. I don't understand how a person can write a piece without intended humour- don't you get bored? It's curious...

10 Name: Sheechiibii : 2010-01-05 07:53 ID:HZRGr5lr

Romance and angst ^.^ But I only write happy endings tehe XD

11 Name: HoldenCaulfield : 2010-01-05 09:20 ID:0duC41I5

Angst, angst, angst.
Occasionally fluff when I'm writing to please a certain crowd.

12 Name: mentalguru : 2010-01-05 14:36 ID:l/pLSKIm

I range from angst to humour, in onsehots I can do one or the other. I tried doing a permanetly angsty Avatar MULTICHAPTERED fic, but it dried up.

In multichapters I do a mix of humour and angst, because otherwise, I think I'd go insane if I was continually 'dark', not to mention CONSTANT humour makes me embarrassed to have the fic sometimes.

13 Name: ... : 2010-01-05 14:50 ID:qI79284+

Why would it be embarrassing if it was actually funny? I can see why constant angst would get waring, though...

14 Name: ... : 2010-01-05 15:30 ID:qI79284+


15 Name: mentalguru : 2010-01-07 13:00 ID:l/pLSKIm

I go through weird phases with humour sometimes- sometimes I'm funny, but sometimes... eh you know how it is. Granted the same can be said for angst- sometimes people praise me for work... and I don't think I deserve it.

For instance, people said one of my starting chapters was dramatic and real and a bit like a movie but I don't like it as much as when I first wrote it. But I'm getting better- so I may redo it. I've got typo's I still need to sort out- little things really in pages and pages of stuff, but I'll get there.

Perhpas angst just has a longer sell-by-date for me? Still, yes, constant wangst makes me want to reach for a gun. Oneshots? Fine, I can deal with that, that AND drabbles, but constant pages of wangst just get to me.

Just a little thing to make people smile, heck even a character desperately trying to lift the mood, even if they fail is needed in a long story for me. Dark humour can even work.

I also CANNOT write romance- except by accident it seems, like beytween two friends- I can write friendships and even... longing to some degree (but once again I could get embarrassed), but my characters will probably have continual 'blue balls' until I can finally pull something off. Plus, a katara wangsting away about how she misses aang while in a loveless (not abusive, just dried up) zutara marriage was becoming too... angsty and weird. Though at least I didn't demonise the characyters at least.

(Can't stand
vendetta fics, even against characters I can't stand for- complain about a character on a forum not a fanfic!)

Sorry, turned into a mini-rant there almost...

16 Name: mentalguru : 2010-01-07 13:01 ID:l/pLSKIm


Man, I wish we could edit our posts

17 Name: mentalguru : 2010-01-07 13:04 ID:l/pLSKIm


Once again- wish there was an edit button. Must learn to check before I post here- forums where you can edit seem to spoil me.

18 Name: ... : 2010-01-07 13:27 ID:qI79284+

Same. At the same time, it means that if someone has a go at me, I can just point out their typos...

I can put up with angst in small doses, but after a while it grates. I just can't take it seriously. There are only a handful of writers who can pull it off without inadvertantly ruining the whole piece with a bad metaphor or otherwise weak writing, so I generally steer clear. Too easily, it becomes melodrama, and then it's just funny.

"'Zack... No... Don't die... No... I won't let you die... No! You said we were BUDDIES!!!' Cloud cried up to the heavens as they unleashed their own tears, soaking him and the corpse of his... buddy."

... has a laughing fit

Ahem. That's the other thing I hate in angst- overuse of ellipses. It just looks silly.

19 Name: Chris000 : 2010-01-07 20:29 ID:gdYWoTwE

Serious, adventurous, it comes naturally when one writes a Hard Military Science Fiction story.

However, I do try to squeeze in humor when the situation allows, otherwise it's 'let's get the damn job done, people!'

I recently started a horror short story in my universe. Still working on it. I am also writing a mystery story a la NCIS but not in the show, I'm using the actual organization

20 Name: Emma : 2010-01-08 15:37 ID:PB71lhBW

I like the angst/hurt comfort/drama/romance
not a big fan of humour or parody. actually i hate them
im alright with spiritual or sci fi but only in the right setting

21 Name: MissMimi87 : 2010-01-14 06:25 ID:isKm3ZZv

Angst/hurt/drama/romance are the main genres of my stories, although I tend to throw in some comedic elements because sometimes I think things need a little humour to make it readable. Although its kind of my humour so I don't know if others find it as funny :/

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