Subject: Badfic in *your* closet? It's more likely than you think!
Posted on: 2020-06-17 15:33:59 UTC
Somebody stop me that joke was terrible.
As we all know, everyone has Warrior Cats fanfic in their closets, no exceptions. (Well, the location may differ - some banished to the farthest reaches of the attic, others swept under old rugs, the usual suspects.)
Fortunately for me, most of mine were written down in a myriad of notebooks and loose-leaf paper, mostly lost to time. Yes, I'm most certainly still an organizational disaster - I just hide it better.
Unfortunately for me, badfic about cats is not the worst thing I have keeping the skeletons company. For several years, I worked on an original fiction world that, well... the best thing was the half-baked magic system. Most YA clichés were hit upon despite the fact that, at the time, I didn't even really know what YA was. One of the main characteristics of the first OC I made was "likes trench coats," and that's not touching on how one branch of magic spiraled out of control and became a loose copy of something from Fairy Tail.
It was a hot mess, and only a fraction of what I wrote ended up transcribed online. If I find any particularly amusing bits I'll share, but looking over it again it's mostly beige prose and flat characters.
(edits for clarity - because, as we all know, mistakes don't exist until you post, look it over again, and realize nothing makes sense)