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Keira's World

Author: Keira Marcos

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Life's too short not to say what you mean.
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A focus on damaging reader trends in fandom.
Discussion of various fan theories regarding the creation of Ultron. #MCU
Revenge arcs are probably the most popular in fandom--tonight we'll discuss a subtle approach to this trope.
Some people don't know the difference between an original character and a Mary Sue. Tonight we're going to talk about it.
How to write in fandoms with huge canons.
Tonight we're exploring what would change about the Atlantis Expedition if Jack O'Neill had gone out as the expedition leader.
Since the Quantum Bang signups for 2020 start on August 1st, we thought we'd tackle the thorniest issue in writing a fix-it.
How thin is the line between character bashing and making a canon character the villain of your work?
Knowing how your mind works and what effects your creative space is crucial to productivity and morale.
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Cece Rocks

I'm a reader, so I really appreciate knowing how damaging asking for more means to the author. I think this is something everybody needs to hear. I'm a ghost reader too so when I comment its asking i would love to see but i was just trying to show my appreciation. Its good to know that saying that isn't okay for most authors. This is my second podcast I've listen and its awesome. Thanks!

Aug 20th
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Felix Bart

Cece Rocks Yes, awesome podcast!

Aug 20th
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Ellen Allen

Re: getting rid of the adults - a large part of that trend in kids and YA books is down to the pervasive influence of Enid Blyton, who was great at it. Also Mary Poppins gaslights the children - what do you mean, having tea on the ceiling? Such imagination!

Aug 15th
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C. Dwyn

Someone might've already pointed this out somewhere else but the USMC doesn't have doctors, they borrow from the Navy. Don't know how relevant that is but I've always found it interesting anyway :)

Aug 9th
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Alison Keys

Interestingly, in the Dark is Rising sequence, Susan Cooper deals differently with the awkward adults situation. Will is at the centre of a very loving family, but it's huge so his parents are flat out just dealing day to day with work & running the household. That's what allows him to work around them. Plus, you know, stepping outside of time....

Jul 15th
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Jessy Nelson

For anyone that has seen Doctor Who, would you consider the "timey whimey, wibbly wobbly" explanation about time travel a lampshade or a handwave? They also did a thing where The Doctor would make a crazy advance device and the explanation of how it worked was "it goes ding when there's stuff".

Jul 6th
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Keira Marcos

Jessy Nelson The whole premise of the Doctor provides the ultimate lampshade in my opinion.

Jul 11th
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Morgana Lafay

I prefer to write Alternative Universe because it gives me more freedom. But I’m open to trying canon divergence. When I write AU I it’s because I have problems with the canon. And don’t take this in a bad way but isn’t being sent to the corner the enforcement ya use to make sure people follow the rules?

Jun 22nd
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Morgana Lafay

Keira Marcos Thanks I was confused because for me being put into the corner was punishment for being mouthy 😂 for a kid with add it was the worst

Jun 23rd
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Keira Marcos

Morgana Lafay Corner = booze and entertainment for my podcast chatroom.

Jun 22nd
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Mia Garrett

There is a lot of skipping around the 30 minute mark.

Jun 19th
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Keira Marcos

Mia Garrett Yeah, unfortunately I can't do a thing about it. I tried.

Jul 11th
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Esteefee

Steve and Tony get lost on an island and have to huddle together for...dehydration. :D Perfect! Great 'cast, thanks.

Jun 17th
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Keira Marcos

Esteefee lol

Jun 17th
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Esteefee

QB is an amazing achievement!! Congrats to everyone!! Carson's retrovirus was what converted John (the girl Wraith stole it from Carson, then she scratched John). Danny would be fun to explore as a leader. Not the least reason he would drive Rodney absolutely bonkers. :D

Jun 16th
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Keira Marcos

Esteefee I've only watched that episode once. It bothered me so much -- gah the body autonomy issues.

Jul 11th
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Deb Morrissey

I just wanted to let you know that your intro music kept playing for the first two minutes of the podcast, while you were talking. You might have forgotten to put a cutoff time or something. So you know for the next one.

Jun 13th
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Keira Marcos

Deb Morrissey oops. I'll fix it!

Jun 13th
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Esteefee

Wow, HP fans are even more entitled than I realized. I've been known to create whole new writing pseuds to get away from fans' expectations. Often, I don't come back.

Jun 10th
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Keira Marcos

Esteefee They're honestly the worst.

Jun 11th
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