I dreamed that Team Canon, captained by David Cook, won American Idol. Simon Cowell announced the results, and then they showed the total points each hd_worldcup submission received on the big screen. I was so pissed, because somehow I knew that my fic got the lowest number of points and I didn't want the world to see. Then they released the confetti and Cook came up to sing Archie's coronation song (after dedicating it to Team Canon). That's when I woke up.
Apparently I'm more nervous about hearing the results of AI7 and hd_worldcup later today than I originally thought. I've been feeling antsy all day because of that dream. I even went and got a foot of hair chopped off (not sure how that's relevant, but it was a big deal for me). Now I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should apply for this internship at a talent agency downtown. I'm sort of interested, but it's pretty far from where I live, and I don't have a car right now thanks to my dear sister's reckless driving.
Anyway, I mentioned a while ago that I was going to retake this meme once the hd_wc reveals were up. I lied. Here it is right now.
1. Important subplots are resolved in a very anticlimactic manner.
2. There's a lot of interrupting and cutting off going on in the dialogue. Actually, just a lot of dash usage in general.
3. It’s flangst. I assure you, I’m incapable of writing anything else.
4. The characters in the pairing interact in a boring, day-to-day manner for 95% of the fic and then suddenly start making out about five pages before the end.
5. The fic comes full-circle -- that is, some reference or metaphor in the opening scene(s) returns at the end, but in a different context.
6. Characters spend long periods of time avoiding each other after something significant happens between them.
7. Ginny is very understanding and Hermione-like. I'm sorry, but I just can't see Harry falling in love with a heartless bitch.
8. There's never any really good tension, particularly in my H/D fics :( My fics used to be tense all the way through, but I guess now I just want to get my characters together so badly that I can't stand to make them go through anything too horrible.
9. There are letters, newspaper articles, flashbacks... really, just any excuse for me to incorporate long blocks of italics.
10. There's very little character/scene description; most of the fic is dialogue and character introspection.
Filling this out made me realise how similar all my fics are. I guess I'm not really fit to criticise Stephenie Meyer for her redundant writing :( I think it's pretty obvious which hd_wc fic I wrote now.
*goes back to waiting anxiously for results*