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In the next couple of centuries when the beginning of the 21st century's fanfiction is considered the height of literature, how do you want the paragraph about you in a text book to read?


Frea O’Scanlin, often considered the greatest enemy to all rabbit-kind, is best-known for What Fates Impose, the saga-length story penned under the duress of a poor economy and even poorer life decisions. Many consider her greatest contribution to fandom to actually be the fourth chapter of Mrs. Cupid (published 2014, copyrighted to Cadmus Enterprises, all rights reserved), in which Felicity and Sara trip and fall into a mud pit and start slinging mud balls at each other while rapidly losing clothing. Descendants of Miss O’Scanlin still gather on her birthday to hunt rabbits to drink Dr Pepper and tell incredibly bad puns.

….or I could give you the bio I sent to my editor earlier. it’s a tossup. ;)

  #storiesbyladychi    #stupid cupid universe    #what fates impose    #adventures in publishing    #felicity smoak    #sara lance    #arrow    #chuck  

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

  #10 things i hate about you    #also exploitive of people with early onset alzheimer's and dementia    #What Fates Impose    #when I was in college I was an RA    #Why yes I AM searching the Astrid tag on Tumblr why do you ask    #How did I do?    #LOOK AT HER IN HER BLACK TEE SHIRT    #BECAUSE SHE'S SEEN SO MUCH AND BEEN THROUGH EVEN MORE    #never forget  
donotwasteacrumb:

To Resist Both Wind and Tide is four years old!
Read: ff-net | AO3.

What the hell? IT IS???
This was the first story I wrote on a bet. And thanks, Crumby! I didn’t even realize. Wow.

donotwasteacrumb:

To Resist Both Wind and Tide is four years old!

Read: ff-net | AO3.

What the hell? IT IS???

This was the first story I wrote on a bet. And thanks, Crumby! I didn’t even realize. Wow.

  #w&t    #To Resist Both Wind and Tide    #what fates impose    #chuck    #chuck fanfiction    #sarah walker    #yvonne strahovski  
I found you via the Adorable Psycho series by Wepdiggy. The 405 gets plowed led straight to Fates and from there to Castle Inanity.


That is a crazy road, my friend. A crazy, messed up, about-to-be-blown-to-bits road. ;)

  #niallmccfanfic    #frea replies    #what fates impose    #adorable psycho    #still one of the strangest things i have ever written    #intern sue sylvester    #find meme  
So I found your blog through chuck fic, I kept seeing What Fates Impose everywhere when I looked for fic, but the word count scared me, I was not prepared to admit I liked the show that much. Until it was like, the only thing I hadn't really looked at so I did and I kicked myself for holding out.


Fates is freaking terrifying. Like I look at the word count and I’m still not sure how that happened. And it could’ve gone on for another 500k and there would have been plenty of story to tell. But you wouldn’t believe how much I hear this or something similar (on the other hand, I also get are chuck and sarah ever going to get together in this story i don’t wanna read it unless they do a lot, too). I’m glad you looked at it and found me, too! 

  #crowsfan    #frea replies    #find meme    #what fates impose    #my magnum opus man magnum opus  

andymcnope replied to your post “Protip: telling me you would’ve read my story if I had just done X…”

what is it about entitled readers as of lately? never seen it THIS bad

Alas, for me, it’s not so much a “lately” as it is an “always.” The lovely Jessica was my first taste of true entitlement in the Arrow fandom, whereas in the Chuck fandom, it’s pretty much a revolving door with a select few people. Most of the Chuck fandom is pretty great, admittedly; they’re very enthusiastic about their show, which is a good thing because nobody else is, including the network that produced it. But there are a few bad apples that generally tend to come from one place that I won’t name.

In addition, I’ve noticed that it’s a first fandom for a lot of people and they have no idea how to act around other fandom people, especially content creators.

My dumbass last night was a particular brand of special, though. I wrote a fic called What Fates Impose that stars a bunkerized character who has agoraphobia and emotional issues thanks to being away from human contact for two years, and that fandom tends to enjoy it when you power up Chuck and make him a hairy-chested he-man. I did the opposite. The “powerful” one in the story is actually Sarah. And man, some people are really threatened by that (masculinity is a fascinatingly fragile thing, apparently) and I get so many people that tell me when is Chuck going to grow a pair, which, lemme tell you, makes me think wonderful things about the human race and how they treat the mentally ill.

Maybe there’s something in the water, lately. I had one condescending jerk that I had to open both shotgun barrels on the other week, then The Lovely Jessica, and now this incredibly beautiful specimen of tolerance and taste.

  #andymcnope    #thoughts about fandom    #what fates impose    #losing faith in humanity  

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve gotten a message that Chuck is a wimp in Fates message. Last I checked, it wasn’t 2011, right?

  #psa: i don't have to be courteous to you    #if you think mental illness is a sign of weakness    #what fates impose    #wtf is up with reviewers this weekend?    #negativity    #chuck  
1, 2 and 11 for the writing meme, please.


Answered the other two, so here you go:

11. Have you ever created alternate versions of your own stories? Are there any you are tempted to write?

Oh, this is a regular thing with me. If I have a giant WIP, it has three or four AUs that split off from the main plot. My big story What Fates Impose has at least six, one of which I actually wrote as a joke for a Halloween thing. I posted an alternate plot to Mrs. Cupid a couple weeks back that took it from wacky romcom to gladiator thriller. I can genre swap pretty much every single story I have in the works. The one I’m working on right now would do really well as a horror story.

  #inlovewithfictionalmen    #writing meme    #meme    #frea replies    #what fates impose    #stupid cupid universe    #the au in which i put felicity and oliver in all the compromising positions  
#12 =D


12. Do you sneak personal references into any of your stories? Would you care to share some examples?

FUNNY STORY! There are so many personal references in my stories that I can usually get away with because usually only my mom and my sister read my fic, depending on the fandom. So college stories? Completely safe. Except that Agnes, with whom I traveled to Europe last year, got really into Chuck and then she read Set, Spike, Dive! because it’s a cute fic and not half a million words long. And she spent that entire trip giving me crap for things I put in there, like something that had happened to us in college. I can’t remember specifically what it was. If I read the fic, I would definitely remember. Um…let’s see, I have definitely put things in my other stories. Chuck and Sarah’s first time hooking up in every single one of my Chuck AUs have all been in places I have been to on vacation, I gave Fates Sarah my fear of dolls and small faces, things my dad says regularly show up because Pa O’Scanlin is a brilliant, twisted genius. If I learn a new skill or do a lot of research on a subject, a joke about it is bound to show up in whatever I’m writing. I wrote Night at the City Museum from memory of visits there myself.

  #crazy4orcas    #writing meme    #meme    #set spike dive!    #what fates impose  
5,1,2

Anonymous

Answered #5 already. I suppose I could answer from a different fandom if you prefer, but you gotta let me know which one.

1. Of all of the original characters you have written, do you have a favorite?

Digital Dave from What Fates Impose. I had a whole backstory for him. He shows up in various incantations in different universes. Other than that, I really love Violet Bartowski.

2. Is there a ship/show for whom/which you are interested in writing yet are intimidated to try?

My buddy Ayefah keeps trying to prompt me for Person of Interest, but I keep noping my way out of that one. And I find Community daunting as hell.

  #anon    #frea replies    #writing meme    #meme    #what fates impose    #fates    #community    #sabra n    #poi    #Anonymous  
is Ice Skating a definite thing or its just something you written down and if it happens in the story yay if not oh well.

Everything in that outline is the sainted truth. Maybe. I’m not sure. I’m not good at outlines. I had an outline of Fates that was a blatant lie. So…roll the dice, play the game, and try to keep your pants.

  #jupisan    #arrow    #what fates impose    #stupid cupid universe  
FREA. HI. I've been a fan of yours since the beginning of your Charah fics. I can't wait for the update on Tuesday. I'm so happy you are writing Olicity fics. I looooved Pink Drinks. I hope you continue writing Charah and Olicity fics until I get sick of them (never).


OH heyyyyyyyy!

Oh my god, you’ve been with me since the beginning? There are so many things I feel like I should immediately apologize for, and about 50 of those things are that phase where I started rickrolling people before it was cool to do so again. Yeah, sorry about that (Spoiler: I’m really  not, I still find it hilarious as ever and tried to figure out if I could put it in this reply).

The update on Tuesday is going to be delayed a little while. I got wrapped up in Felicity and Oliver and this chapter of That Which is Greater got tricky logistically. I think I’ve figured it out, but threesomes with semi-famous actresses are hard Sophie keeps making things difficult for me.

Thanks for the ask!! Always neat to see when people hopped on this crazy train. :)

  #catdarkandtwisty    #blind date au    #that which is greater    #chuck    #chuck fanfiction    #what fates impose  
donotwasteacrumb:

Guys, I found Frank.

I love you.

donotwasteacrumb:

Guys, I found Frank.

I love you.

  #fraaaaaaaaaaank    #brooklyn nine nine    #what fates impose    #FRANK    #just because you're a dummy that doesn't make you stupid