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One Can Never Have Too Many Lovelies

Somewhere in the midst if change, you realize certain things. I’ve always grown up thinking that there was no way i could have some things, no way i could afford them. In turn, my mind would build a wall that basically blocked me from ever entertaining the thought of what i might want that was more than Target couture, because i believed it just wouldn’t happen. No sense in teasing myself. 

Lately, my mindset has changed. I know what is possible, and i know what can be available to me now. When you have absolute conviction that the next couple years will start an amazingly rich (not talking just money, either) life, lots of stuff becomes appealing. I’ve always scoffed at fancy heels and ‘booties’, but it seems that i have a bit more of a shoe obsession than i knew, and lovely things make themselves known to me now. I’m sure some will label me materialistic, which is fine. Maybe i am. But really, i think a lot more of us would admit we were if we had the means to be so.

What is something you would love to buy if you had the means to do it? I’d probably get too many shoes and too many purses. Well…too many according to my husband, ha.

Which Came First: The Author or the Idea?

This is a topic I haven’t touched before, mainly because it is so heated and polarizing.

Fanfic pulling to publish.

Dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!

I’m not a fan. But before you say ‘yer jus jellis of da suckses’, ah, no, I do have reasons.

I never begrudge anyone money, in any amount. You want more money? Great, go for it.

What I do have an issue with is the method used to get to that. When you write fanfic (using literary–or even real person–characters as the basis of your story, putting them into an out of character situation), you are acknowledging that some part of your story is not your original property. Period. No matter that you had a completely original setting, journey, ending, etc, the characters are still not your own. You did not have to spend hours, days, months, even sometimes years, creating your universe, deciding how each character would act, what they would say, do, their personality, their flaws, their strengths, etc. When you post it in an already established base of fans, you are poaching on those fans that already love the core characters and want to see more of them–more than the original author and creator can give. If you write well and have a lot of them flock to you, yay for you. But, they were still already in place, waiting for the hook to dangle, and all you had to do was put a new lure on it.

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