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It's basically done at this point, I just need to pull together one more linking scene and then spend a couple of days smoothing out the edges of the parts I've most recently written. 32,000 words of misery and angst, and Will Graham moping about how fucked up his life is, with some help from Jack Crawford and Freddie Lounds. No Hannibal, no porn and minimal violence (I know, how is this even a Hannibal fic, right?), and did I mention the moping? Set post 3x13 The Wrath of the Lamb, so spoilers for everything.

Beta-ing seems to be the old fashioned approach to fanfic these days, and a lot of people don't bother, but ideally I'd like an American to look it over and yank the British-isms out of Will Graham's mouth, even if it doesn't get a full-on concrit. If you'd be willing, let me know, and I'll throw it at you in a few days.

Date: 2016-09-18 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teaforme.livejournal.com
Beta-ing seems to be the old fashioned approach to fanfic these days

Oh man, really??? I shouldn't be surprised, considering that so much of what I read online doesn't seem to have been edited at all. And I'm talking about news articles and essays, not fanfic. Hope you got your beta!

Also, it seemed to me that beta-ing (is that a word?) created community within fandoms. I have no idea how it all works now, even as a reader I'm kind of baffled at times. Well, enough "get off my lawn" talk. Gotta keep up with the times!

Date: 2016-09-20 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiggymalvern.livejournal.com
Very few fics on AO3 these days thank a beta, and a lot specifically say they're un-beta-ed. I'm not sure if beta-ing created the communtity, or if the community existing allowed it, because it seems to have died right alongside the death of LJ fandom. The two certainly went together in a chicken and egg way.

I didn't get a beta volunteer, but I can live with it. I know my grammar and punctuation don't need checking, I'm pretty sure I read through it enough to catch the typos, and I've lived in the US long enough now that I *think* I caught the British-isms, though I'm not excluding that there might be one or two strays. I was really thinking a beta might tell me to cut back on some of the lengthy monologues, but it's too late now, it exists in all its monolgue-y glory, LOL.

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