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dmfalk

Underrated writers....

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The written artform is usually the most underappreciated artform in any given fandom or creative community...unless you're doing porn, of course, and even that pales in appreciation compared to others, simply because of one key factor: Instantaneous visual gratification. It just doesn't happen with writing, sadly.

I've been a little more lucky than some, but it's still a struggle-- We're not all poetigress after all!

But I would like to mention a few writers I think are worth the notice, and perhaps deserve a few more viewers....

I'll mention a few general furry writers this time around:

CyberCornEntropic
CyberCornEntropic
DOtter
DOtter
@VixyyFox
Zinzoline
Zinzoline


As for porn, well-- Your mileage may vary, but there's
Winterimage
Winterimage
Vendetta
Vendetta
as well as up-and-comers
RoobieDoo
RoobieDoo
doomhelm
doomhelm
Zeikcied
Zeikcied
...OK, yeah, all do cub porn, which I admit I like, but
Winterimage
Winterimage
does some clean stories, too. :)

Really- If you enjoy reading, give these three a whirl. We writers just don't get the appreciation we should get-- And some writers, like
CyberCornEntropic
CyberCornEntropic
, definitely deserve more +watchers, as his stories are top-flight fantasy that, sadly, is being totally ignored... Seriously, go read his stuff! And his answers to my Writing Challenges have been fantastic! :)

Right now, I got some readin' to do-- Enjoy!

d.m.f.
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Added: 7 years, 6 months ago
 
Zeikcied
7 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for the plug. ^_^

Writers really are under-appreciated.  I'm sure most of my watchers come for art I commission and only a small amount actually read my stuff.  Having you and a few others comment on my Friends-Only WIP posts makes me feel special. ^_^
dmfalk
7 years, 6 months ago
I get the same thing, and like you, I'm not an artist, either.

Feedback is a good thing-- This is why I said in a previous journal that IB hase been rubbing off on me, as I've done more writing (four stories in the last 4 months) than I have in years. :)

d.m.f.
DOtter
7 years, 6 months ago
Thank you, too! (You know that I also do porn, just not cub.)
dmfalk
7 years, 6 months ago
*nodnod* :) I don't usually read gay (male) porn, so I considered this on the basis of your clean stories, and that I've known you for almost *gasp* 20 years! :)

This all started because of the disparity of +watchers between CyberCorn and myself-- I have 47 and he has all of....2. 2! That's just not right! He's a very good writer, and occasional artist (and his pics are better than some of the crap that fills this community's main sites), and I wanted him to get more exposure (*gasp!*) than he has... He deserves more than just 2 +watchers! I noticed you didn't have too many (14), and considering how us writers just don't get the recognition, PLUS a number of my +watchers are also writers, themselves... I wanted to promote the good writers I knew.

I was hoping I could at least improve a couple writers' +watched-by lists. Especially CyberCorn's.... 2! *shakes head*

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 6 months ago
Thank you for the plug. :)  I guess we need artists and writers need to stick together.  It's better than coming unglued. :p

It just goes to show what I said in the other thread.  It helps to promote one's stuff, which is something I've not been doing very heavily.  I do have more watchers on FurAffinity and DeviantArt than on Inkbunny (just barely into the double digits in both cases), but, relatively-speaking, that probably means you'd have something like 60-70 on your hypothetical accounts on those sites. :o

I think your Watch was pretty much a given, since we knew each other from FurAffinity (and the Gene Catlow forum) where we'd traded watches (I like pocketwatches, personally :p ).  My other Watch resulted from my Pau-Nahkwa player picture, which only reinforces the point you made at the beginning of this journal entry. :p
dmfalk
7 years, 6 months ago
Considering that Inkbunny is still a fledgling site in the shadow of more established sites, it's still an effort to get the attention one expects. Nevertheless, in some ways, it's been a better move, even with a loss. I'll explain....

When I left FA, I had some 107 +watchers and more than 4600 pageviews over a 3.5-year period.
In the 5 months (!) I've been on Inkbunny, I have 47 +watchers and 1358 pageviews, as of this typing. In terms of pacing, I'm actually doing better here on IB in 1/7 the time I was on FA! :)

In the same periods, I've had 319 +faves on FA and 53 here on IB.

For the approximate size of IB (when I came here, about 1/20 of FA; currently, about 1/10, and still growing, as more FAers are migrating here), I'm doing pretty good! And most of my +watchers here didn't follow me from FA- Most are new to me. :)

Of the three or thereabouts +watchers on FA who knew me from the Gene Catlow forum, you're the only one here on IB.

Oh, and on dA, I only have two +watchers, one submission (my Gliese 581 poem), and about 3 +faves there. :)

But yes, we do need to help each other out, here-- Not just promoting, but also activities unique to IB that helps us forge a community, like my Writing Challenges--- Which you have to admit, has done both of us some good, creativity-wise. :)

My most +faved submissions are the ANIBR2 comic adaptation and Amy at Gliese 581 (my featured submission), both with 7 +faves. Of my writings, the first "A Night in Babs' Room" story is the most +faved at 3, with my latest, "Facing a New Day" getting 2.

I really wish IB had stats like FA had. IB runs circles around FA, but could still use a few more things FA has. A better profile, for one.

I prefer decimal watches, myself. ;)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
Well, I wouldn't say "the attention one expects" personally.  Maybe "the attention one would like" as "expects" makes me sound egotistical. :p (And yes, I know that was not your intention, so no worries. ;) )

You know, one of these days, I'd like to be popular enough to have fan fiction of my stories, hopefully when I've gotten enough worldbuilding done for people to be able to use their own original characters and make their own settings that work with my established stories.  It would then be interesting if some of that fan fiction was good enough to be elevated to the rank of canon, albeit only after much meddling and kibitzing by me. ;p  Ah!  A cybernetic unicorn can dream, can't he?
dmfalk
7 years, 5 months ago
I've never gotten fanfic of my characters, nor do I usually encourage it, since I can get testy with OOC representations (and not everything about Amy or her version of Earth is available, yet). Fanart, however... :)

I do need to write up the bibles for her world for just such reasons, though. :P

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
It's not so much fan fiction of my characters but rather fan stories set in my world, not unlike what happened to, say, Tales from the Blind Pig.  But this is only a hypothetical situation for the future.  I have a lot of worldbuilding and storymaking to go until that feasible.  Like I said, it's just a fantasy.
dmfalk
7 years, 5 months ago
I certainly wouldn't mind seeing someone write within Amy's world setting, which is why I need to write some of the descriptions needed, since there are some differences. :)

d.m.f.
doomhelm
7 years, 6 months ago
It's an unfortunate truth that most writing simply gets passed up by many people just simply for the fact that it lacks visuals like other forms of art.

Truthfully though, I'm really not bothered by this. For the most part I write because it's my hobby and I find it fun to do, being able to share it with other people is just a bonus, now don't get me wrong, I would love nothing more to be as good and popular as
squirrelfox
squirrelfox
and
KichigaiKitsune
KichigaiKitsune
, but I know that it will come over time and I have to work for it if I want to reach that level of quality.

I must admit though, that if I could draw to save my life that my story series, probably would have been a comic series instead.

Also, if you're (Please note, the yous and yours are not targeted at anyone specifically, rather just a general thing) not writing porn and just doing clean stuff instead, then FA and IB probably aren't the best place for a person. Now I'm not saying for anyone to leave this site and never come back, if you really like this site than good for you and I wish you the best of luck, but if you're doing only clean stuff then you would probably have more a lot success on deviantart or fanfiction.net; there's a lot more people there and your work would probably be much more appreciated there, though if you stay here because you feel more comfortable around your fellow furries, then I understand and I can respect that.

Also, thank you kindly for the plug.
dmfalk
7 years, 6 months ago
Well, up front, I would say that first and formost, I am a furry, and have been for as long as I can remember-- And at 45, that's a long time, being that the earliest furry association in my live that I can remember was at the age of 2. Damn you, Easter Bunny! :) I've been active in the furry community for 26 years- First locally in 1985, then online nationally/globally in 1991. For me, I'm far more comfortable in the furry community than elsewhere, but I'm also a longtime science fiction fan as well.

One of the few gifts I seem to have is writing- I don't seem to be good at much else. The reason I bought my first computer was to write and use astronomy programs to research for my writing, back in '91. I write for myself as well, but I do like to entertain, so naturally, I'm quite happy if someone likes what I write. :)

I doubt writing could ever be as popular as visual artforms, but if we could get that extra nudge every now and then, that little bit of extra notice, great! :)

Oh, and another thing: Furry does not automatically equal porn. It's just the most obvious attention getter, but it's NOT de rigeur, and never has been. Much the same as one saying a furry must also be into anime or gaming. I'm not. :) Many, many others aren't, either.

And you're welcome. We all need a bit of recognition.

d.m.f.
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