Fri, Jul. 22nd, 2005, 10:04 am
Computer problems. I won't elaborate, but basically I can't get on the Internet as often now. Sorry about that. Anyway, the last of the interviews have been uploaded to Literotica, because I'm having more problems getting them to fit on here. Sorry for the wait. I hope people are still interested. If not... oh well.
Tue, Jul. 12th, 2005, 10:58 am
Wed, Jul. 6th, 2005, 04:02 pm
I likely won't be able to update until Monday (Sunday for most of you). Sorry about that, but things have gotten hectic. I promise I'll have the next TWO interviews done for you then. Which are the last two. So, sorry for the wait.
Sat, Jul. 2nd, 2005, 10:18 am
Well, I managed to fix the formatting within
the interview, but you'll have to ignore that "span" "font" crap on the update. It's really bugging me that I can't remember how I did Jacquie's so successfully. I just uploaded it and viola. Wish I'd written it down. Anyway... ( Part 2Collapse )
Sat, Jul. 2nd, 2005, 08:23 am
I cannot for the life of me remember how I uploaded Jacquie's interview and managed to keep all the formatting correct. I've tried using the rich text editor, tried splitting the thing into three different parts, I even tried to add the HTML tags individually, but that wasn't getting me anywhere.
Some of you may have (read: probably didn't) notice that two of them were up for a few minutes, but there were some weird formatting issues with them, so I took them down.
So, can anyone help?
Hopefully this is making up for the lack of updates in the past 6 months. This one will be short though. Basically, I'm going to upload another interview tomorrow (whoever guesses which one gets an imaginary lollipop), so if you have any more questions for ANYONE (even Josh and Jacquie), do the following:
1. Ask them in THIS thread and only this thread.
2. Post them as a NEW comment, and NOT as a reply to someone else's message. If it's in a reply, I'll miss it, and it won't be answered.
3. Obviously, make it clear who you're asking and try to word the question as clearly as possible.
That's all. I'm going to sleep now, so I'll see everyone tomorrow morning. Or, at least, one of the characters will.
Fri, Jul. 1st, 2005, 11:34 am
Thank God for the Internet. I just discovered that neither of my copies of PoF20 will open, and after throwing a fit big enough to scare away a typhoon, I remembered that I could find the chapter online. And in doing so, I realised (for the first time), that half the bloody thing is in italics! How come no one told me. These Literotica mods... First I had a few paragraphs cut out, then I had a gigantic "YOU GUESS SO?" and now gratuitous italics. Of course, to remedy that, I simply unitalicised that section, but that means I now have to read it through and re-italicise the words that were meant to be italicised. God, life is hard, especially when you're an aspiring incest writer.
Also, as I said, if there are any more questions for Dawn, Alice, Laura, Lara or Valerie, ask NOW, before it's too late.
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who offered their support following my last hot-headed rant. It's obvious that the people who take the effort to check my journal are the ones whose opinions matter. So thanks guys.
Also, I'm not really sure why so many people are comparing Infatuation to PoF. PoF is, in my opinion, my magnum opus. It's the big one that people are supposed to like. (I hope that doesn't sound conceited, by the way). I don't remember anyone comparing PoF to The Wrong Movie, or Sibling Love or any of my minor stories, so I'm not sure why Infatuation is getting all this attention. Of course, it might be the fact that it was supposed to be a replacement for PoF21. I think that hurt it big time.
In terms of James' character, I have to repeat myself and say he's difficult to write. Josh is definitely my favourite male archetype, and he was based on me in a lot of ways. James, though, was my attempt to break free from my usual, "Oh, my God, this is my sister!" teenage, male character. In Infatuation, he'sthe one pursuing the girl, rather than the other way around. That said, I really don't want him to come off as desperate and pathetic. I mean, I like the fact that he's enamoured with someone he almost never thought of before, but I can't seem to get that across without making him seem like a horny wanker. I'll keep trying though.
And as for the style, it was just the easiest way to start writing again. I find that when I'm struggling to get back into writing, a candid, direct sentence will usually work. So, I was sitting there, my fingers poised over the keyboard, and I just thought: "It happens to every guy." And it flowed from there.
Finally, can people please, please, please tell me which bits of Infatuation are corny, and which are funny. I enjoy writing with a bit of humour, but if I'm just being corny then tell me. I hate people who think they're funny but are really just annoying. My friends are those people. So help me make sure I don't become one of them.
P.S. Reading PoF18 at the moment, so I'll be continuing with 21 soon. I'll also be looking for editors, but don't sign up yet; I'll mention it in a future update.