Never Gonna Catch My Breath

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jaqofspades:

glockgal:

nightingaletherobber:

loud sighing
look kiddos: due to tumblr’s half-baked tagging system (where only so many tags count towards actually categorizing a given post), tags on this site have evolved into an acceptable form of dispensing and sharing commentary, but that is not the case on other websites — ESPECIALLY AO3. tags on AO3 are intended to be functional, not conversational, and not only do excessive paragraphs of tags like these look patently ridiculous and sell your work short, they also make life harder for the site’s tag wranglers who volunteer their time to keep the tags organized so people can actually find your fic.
in short, knock it off.

It’s not the fault of new AO3 users that Tumblr is a terrible (yet-addictive) social interface that allows for commentary-via-tags - because honestly tumblr’s tagging system isn’t good for much else.  A person who has been immersed in Tumblr and then choosing to use AO3 for posting their fics (which! yay! good! because tumblr ALSO sucks for fandom when it comes to posting/archiving/staying power of fan-creations) isn’t always going to understand AO3 right off the bat.
Fandom is always shifting and changing and the days where everyone was very meticulous about tags because we all came from places like Livejournal and archive websites…it’s no longer The Main Fandom Thing anymore.  Fandom is now images and random headcanons and a lot - a lot of self-loathing, it seems. Fandom-creators on Tumblr are really into self-loathing and self-deprecating and downplaying their creativity.  What with ‘my pen slipped oops’ and ‘ugh I wrote something whatever it sucks bye’ and other pervasive disclaimers I see paired with posted fanworks.
But that’s a conversation for another time. 
Right now, I’m just talking about understanding why these fandom creators coming in from tumblr do that awful tumblr tagging on AO3.  They don’t do it on purpose, they’ve just been taught that it’s acceptable because tumblr is a terrible interface that provides no actual organization or fanwork accountability, and rather it enables a mindset of rambling disorganized self-loathing among today’s fandom-creators.

perfect commentary
keep in mind the tagging interface at A03 is necessary to help people FIND FIC, since clicking on a tag, particularly a name or ship tag, takes you to all the other fics that feature that ship/character.
So for the love of all that is holy, please type your tag and then SELECT the tag that pops up automatically - for fandom, characters and ship in particular, so that you are using the exact tag OTHER people in that fandom are using.
That will ensure your fic gets read by more people for a start, not to mention make like easier for the people who maintain tags.
Please!
PLEASE?

jaqofspades:

glockgal:

nightingaletherobber:

loud sighing

look kiddos: due to tumblr’s half-baked tagging system (where only so many tags count towards actually categorizing a given post), tags on this site have evolved into an acceptable form of dispensing and sharing commentary, but that is not the case on other websites — ESPECIALLY AO3. tags on AO3 are intended to be functional, not conversational, and not only do excessive paragraphs of tags like these look patently ridiculous and sell your work short, they also make life harder for the site’s tag wranglers who volunteer their time to keep the tags organized so people can actually find your fic.

in short, knock it off.

It’s not the fault of new AO3 users that Tumblr is a terrible (yet-addictive) social interface that allows for commentary-via-tags - because honestly tumblr’s tagging system isn’t good for much else.  A person who has been immersed in Tumblr and then choosing to use AO3 for posting their fics (which! yay! good! because tumblr ALSO sucks for fandom when it comes to posting/archiving/staying power of fan-creations) isn’t always going to understand AO3 right off the bat.

Fandom is always shifting and changing and the days where everyone was very meticulous about tags because we all came from places like Livejournal and archive websites…it’s no longer The Main Fandom Thing anymore.  Fandom is now images and random headcanons and a lot - a lot of self-loathing, it seems. Fandom-creators on Tumblr are really into self-loathing and self-deprecating and downplaying their creativity.  What with ‘my pen slipped oops’ and ‘ugh I wrote something whatever it sucks bye’ and other pervasive disclaimers I see paired with posted fanworks.

But that’s a conversation for another time. 

Right now, I’m just talking about understanding why these fandom creators coming in from tumblr do that awful tumblr tagging on AO3.  They don’t do it on purpose, they’ve just been taught that it’s acceptable because tumblr is a terrible interface that provides no actual organization or fanwork accountability, and rather it enables a mindset of rambling disorganized self-loathing among today’s fandom-creators.

perfect commentary

keep in mind the tagging interface at A03 is necessary to help people FIND FIC, since clicking on a tag, particularly a name or ship tag, takes you to all the other fics that feature that ship/character.

So for the love of all that is holy, please type your tag and then SELECT the tag that pops up automatically - for fandom, characters and ship in particular, so that you are using the exact tag OTHER people in that fandom are using.

That will ensure your fic gets read by more people for a start, not to mention make like easier for the people who maintain tags.

Please!

PLEASE?

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Chapter 8: Movin' On Up - Part 3 - The Wimbledon Rifle Matches

The Wimbledon Rifle Matches – July 14 & 15, 1881

Mr Parker delivered them to The White Hart Inn in Wimbledon, on the south-west outskirts of London. He and his assistant carried the trunks to Vastra’s room while she and Jenny looked over the entrance hall and front parlour of their lodgings. As Parker was leaving he said, “One last thing Madame; John Taylor gave me this for you.” He handed Vastra a note, collected his pay quietly from Jenny, and departed with a cheerful wave.

The inn itself was small, only a dozen rooms on three floors, and with their arrival it was full. Mrs Crawford’s cousin, Mrs Lundy, welcomed them herself, and led them to their temporary quarters. The suite contained a small drawing room with a polished desk and matching chair, a large armchair by the window for reading and a separate bedroom. There was even a trundle bed that fit neatly under the big bed during the day for Jenny to sleep in.

"How… convenient," observed Vastra as she looked it over, a dubious tone in her voice. She’d grown rather accustomed to having her warm blooded mammal keeping her bed nice and cosy.

"The servants’ quarters are already full, but if you prefer your privacy, Madame, your girl can stay with one of my maids. I know she’s young, and one hears such dreadful stories sometimes, but my staff are good girls, and won’t bully her too much."

Jenny and Vastra glanced at each other.

"Might not be a bad idea, Ma’am," said Jenny, drawing herself up bravely. "I’d likely learn a fair bit from them, and you know I can hold me own."

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