I have not been on the site for awhile. Life gets in the way. Ready for spring as I am tired of riding my horses in the cold with rain and or mud or both.
Have a question for everyone who reads fanfiction. When you do read FF at what age/season do you invision M and K and why. Unless the story actually gives a time frame for our pair where do you put them?
This is not a complaint but some of the best stories on FF are not completed. I know some of the writers are members and I'd love to give them a polite shove to finish their wonderful stories. If I lived close I'd do some of your chores to free up time so the stories could be finished.
LOL I know what you mean. We have some wonderful writers and I myself am waiting also for stories to be finished. I have written some myself but don't have the courage to post them on there as I feel Iam not as good as what I am reading but I am learning. I am with you though I will help with them chores. I think the age and time frame depend on the story plot. I picture them at all stages of there life. To me though any Matt and Kitty story is good regardless of age. I guess my favorite age to picture them would be anywhere from season 7 to 19 simply because they had the first 6 years to grow as a couple and they know each other inside and out. I love to read especially about our favorite couple. I know there are some new stories in the works too that are about to be posted and I know they are going to be good because they are some of my favortie writers so hang in there.
I have one more thing I wanted to say. I wish our Friday night chat would get up and going again. I miss that I think you and I last year talked on it some and eveeryone seemed to have such a good time. I also miss our personnal messages. I want to be able to send one once in awhile. I know with the change though there are bound to be a few kinks and I have faith in Rounds that he will be doing is very best to work it out. I just have to be patient I know it is not one of my virtues. LOL
Post by anotherredhead on Feb 28, 2013 10:52:54 GMT -5
I always include a time frame in my stories (usually number of years Matt and Kitty have been together) because that's an important detail in my stories since they are relationship-centric. If I'm reading a story and it doesn't say, I look at what characters are in it (Chester or Festus? Thad or Newly?) If there isn't a frame of reference, I typically imagine them in the color episodes since that is what I grew up with. I only recently started watching the early episodes, thanks to all the videos Rounds posted here.
Post by lostcowgirl on Feb 28, 2013 16:41:49 GMT -5
While my longest story is set in season 20 & beyond & the one I'm working on is set between seasons 19 & 20, I can set them at any time during the run of the show. It all depends on who else besides Matt & Kitty I want to include. I began watching a year after the show first aired because my dad finally broke down & bought a TV in '56. I love to explore both the development of Matt & Kitty's relationship over the years, but I think I'm quite fond of the middle years when they were still young (seasons 3-12, the first color year).
I too find it very frustrating when fan fiction stories end without coming to a conclusion. I wonder if sometimes it isn't just life interfering, but writing to a certain point & the muse simply leaves. Years ago I started writing a story about folks trapped in a burning skyscraper but couldn't come up with any ideas of how to get them out of there. The movie, The Towering Inferno came out & I never went back to that story after my muse left me. There was no point. Now, I don't post until I know how it's going to end. Lately, I've gone even further & I don't post until I have the entire story drafted & then post a few chapters at a time as I edit them so it doesn't take forever for the whole thing to reach the readers. The current story is stuck on Chapter 12 with Matt's trial testimony coming up to end that chapter & continue on with the next at subsequent yet related trials before Matt & Kitty can head home again to tie in with my long story, which is actually a novel that's already been posted (although I agree with reviewers that I allowed Matt to be too verbose). Other people's postings that I've enjoyed reading & a bad cold with a bit more of just plain life thrown in have gotten in the way.
Personally I like to picture stories set in the early years. I like the action, adventure and reality of the time. I do enjoy a little romance thrown in there, but it is the harshness of those early episodes that holds my attention.