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Posted by punch_kicker15

Title: Gifted
Author: punch_kicker15
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: BtVS
Characters/Relationships: Dawn/Gwen Raiden
AU in which Buffy Summers doesn't exist or wasn't called: Gift-giving between two thieves can get weird really fast.
Word count: 1147
Notes: Written for brutti_ma_buoni, who wanted one upswomanship, thou shalt not steal, and power. Many apologies for the lateness of this. Also written for the Another Life prompt at femslashbb.


Guess What?

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:10 am
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Posted by germankitty

If you had actually looked up what you wanted to say, surely you'd have noticed that the words "habitably" and "incredularity" (to give just two examples) do not exist.

It was more or less clear from context that you were aiming for "habitually" and "incredulity", but a reader should not be made to guess the proper meaning of words just because you guessed at the proper spelling.

I've been guilty of such gaffes myself. I once thanked a family who'd hosted me during a language-learning vacation for their "hostility" instead of "hospitality" *facepalm*. However, in my defense, I can at least claim that I'm ESL and was a long way from being fluent at the time ... on top of being a teenager too lazy to fetch the dictionary despite having a gut feeling of being off somehow. *wry grin* (And yes, I apologized later.)

You, though, mention in your profile that you've been writing fanfic since at least 2002, which puts your age at around 30 years (if not more; IIRC, the alt.creative Usenet groups were for adults). You should know that guessing isn't good enough.

Edited to fix an html tag

I need a definition

Aug. 11th, 2017 04:07 pm
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Posted by honorh

Because for the life of me, I can't figure out what authors mean when they label something "Freeform." I see it so much at AO3, and I have no idea what meaning it might have, if any. Anybody understand this bit of fanfic jargon?
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