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Did you know that this week I wrote 3k words of a fanfic in second person narrative? And that I posted it and thought absolutely nothing of it?

Absolutely nothing.

This is what the Homestuck fandom does to you. You don't feel strange at all writing in a style that used to make you recoil whenever you encountered it in fanfiction before reading Homestuck.

And that you've NEVER WRITTEN IN IT BEFORE. Except maybe when you were 12 and thought briefly that writing a Choose Your Own Adventure book would be really awesome. (See what I did there?)

Now second person is just like reading third person for me, as long as I know what character the fic is about I'm perfectly happy to read along like I'm vicariously living though their horrible life experiences.

... yup. Thank you Homestuck. You win a cookie. Or something. "You stumble through the kitchen and pick up a cookie and stuff it in your mouth, savoring the delightful crumbly goodness. Is that even a thing?" There.

Date: 2012-11-03 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] zoi-no-miko.livejournal.com
I did that, after reading the famous work of literary prose "Bright Lights, Big City."

I'd say something witty and superior here, but I really only read it 'cause Kiefer was in the movie. *eyeshift*

Date: 2012-11-03 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bunnynumber13.livejournal.com
I didn't write in the second person narrative until I wrote for the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom and - surprise! - apparently I can do it and do it well. I had been inspired by a 2nd person Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfic once and realized it can be done and decided to try my hand at the style. It's easier to write than it seems, I've found. :)

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