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06 February 2014 @ 10:59 pm
Randomisity...  
I think I just spent an hour filling out memes and hashing out the backstory and home life of an OC only tangentially related to any canon characters. I feel this is an excellent use of my time.

Also, I watched the Olympic Team Figure Skating competition on the American channel tonight. American commentators are vicious. In Canada, we're always like 'yay, you tried!' and in America, it's all 'boo, you have failed, go hang your head in shame'. I wonder what it's like in other places? Are we unsually optimistic in Canada?
 
 
 
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 7th, 2014 04:41 am (UTC)
I think I just spent an hour filling out memes and hashing out the backstory and home life of an OC only tangentially related to any canon characters. I feel this is an excellent use of my time.

Of course it is! I often do this because...well, I do?

in America, it's all 'boo, you have failed, go hang your head in shame'.

Or the alternative is: 'hahaHA! you failed! i won! go stew in that!!'

I wonder what it's like in other places?

Maybe with Olympics but definitely with other things, I've noticed that Korea is like, 'Oh...you failed. Wow, what are you going to do? I mean...how are you going to recover from this? CAN you even recover from this? I don't think so...'
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 7th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Of course it is! I often do this because...well, I do?

I am now fully versed in Alec's best friend Josh, and his husband, and Reed, their son. What I will do with his information is yet to be decided.

Or the alternative is: 'hahaHA! you failed! i won! go stew in that!!'

I remember watching the gymnastics one year, and the American commentator went completely BSOD when their gymnast didn't win. He just couldn't fathom the possibility that she might have made a mistake. He also said something, I can't remember the precise phrase, but it basically amounted to 'she's so good, she did badly'. It was sort of sad and hilarious at the same time.

Maybe with Olympics but definitely with other things, I've noticed that Korea is like, 'Oh...you failed. Wow, what are you going to do? I mean...how are you going to recover from this? CAN you even recover from this? I don't think so...'

Oh God, I hate it when they talk to the athletes that have just done poorly, and are like 'so, why do you think you sucked?', and the athletes are on the verge of tears. Leave them alone, let them get themselves together.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on February 7th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
I've only just recently realized that the reason why I enjoy writing smaller characters in fandoms is the same reason why I enjoy creating OCs: all. that. backstory.

but it basically amounted to 'she's so good, she did badly'. It was sort of sad and hilarious at the same time.

Yikes.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 7th, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
I've only just recently realized that the reason why I enjoy writing smaller characters in fandoms is the same reason why I enjoy creating OCs: all. that. backstory.

Yep, pretty much. Nothing makes me happier than backstory. I mean, I have fully fleshed out Holmes cousins, and I've even mentioned them anywhere. I read a good quote the other day, which of course I can't find, now, but it basically was 'you can't write a character until you know where they have been and done, and how they got to this moment in their lives', and that's sort of my philosophy, too.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on February 7th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh...you failed. Wow, what are you going to do? I mean...how are you going to recover from this? CAN you even recover from this? I don't think so...',
That's horrible! Hilarious to me, but horrible!