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syncope ([personal profile] syncope) wrote2020-06-24 11:54 am

Sticky post of general fic warnings



In great likelihood any given fic I post will have drinking or drug abuse. Intoxicated sex, swearing, existentialism, and unreliable narrators are also a given.

Often enough I have breath-play, different forms of erotic asphyxiation, and rough sex. This makes it sound like I write a lot of porn. I do not. Don't get too excited.

The thing people complain the most about in my fic is the typos. There are many; they are often comical. This is all because I don't use a beta anymore--don't emulate this practice.

Things you are unlikely to see in my fic: actual bdsm, non-con, adult/underage, intentional mind games, self-harm (unless drinking/drugs count) or bestiality/animal cruelty. I also do not kill off characters anymore.

The exception to almost all of this is my bandpires (gerard will most certainly hurt you tag) series which is a horror novella. It's horror, that means it has: bloodplay, ultra-violence, character death, black humor, angst out the wazoo, and all kinds of dubious consent around sex.

[identity profile] phillipalden.livejournal.com 2009-06-24 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I also do not kill off characters anymore.


How can you write fiction without ever killing off a character? I understand there are some stories that don't require a death, but since death is an inescapable part of life, it often finds itself in a fictional story.

When I had to kill one of my major characters, my first writing mentor called it; "killing your babies." It was appropriate because I was often loathe to kill a character I liked, but the plot called for that character's death.

[identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com 2009-06-24 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I used to kill characters off left and right. I wrote through that part of what I had to say. Who knows, in OF I will surely broach it again. But wrt my ff, I mostly write comedy. People go through phases in their writing. I still write horror (if the vampire stories are anything to go by) but I don't kill main characters who are protagonist/antagonists in non-horror stories anymore/right now.
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[identity profile] emmuzka.livejournal.com 2009-06-24 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup, that about covers it :)

[identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com 2009-06-24 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I think so.

[identity profile] coiledsoul.livejournal.com 2009-06-25 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
i love how you chose drug abuse instead of drug use. lol. welcome to the real world kiddies.

The Dysfunctional Shady Bunch, by ethrosdemon.

[identity profile] crazykitty07.livejournal.com 2010-04-10 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
The Dysfunctional Shady Bunch, by ethrosdemon. i can't get this fic to come up will you please let me know where i can find it i love it and just read your draco/em story funny i love it to...

[identity profile] yakshini.livejournal.com 2011-01-13 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
Hi

I love reading your posts, and fic. We seem to share a few interests and I was planning to add you to my friends list. No pressure to friend back as I don't update much.

I hope thats ok!

Thanks.
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[identity profile] photoclerk.livejournal.com 2011-03-09 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
*prods at you*
Is there a masterlist I am missing or shall I hunt tags? Also, *hugs* *adores*

[identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com 2011-03-09 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
No, sorry, I don't have a list. But I mostly tag things these days? There's a Inception tag, dream a little dream, if that's what you're after!

[identity profile] apagon.livejournal.com 2011-04-16 09:24 am (UTC)(link)
hey! I was just revisiting your journal for your gorgeous writing and intriguing ramblings... would you mind me friending you?

[identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com 2011-04-16 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course not! Go right ahead! No need to lurk, either most everyone is friendly.




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[personal profile] auroramama 2012-01-11 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
This makes it sound like I write a lot of porn. I do not. Don't get too excited.

Snorf. I do love good nonfiction and meta.