I have been Writing Balthazar Cavendish Vs The World now for 6 months. I keep trying to make it work, and I have SUCH mixed feelings of love and ehh and I just I just don't know what to do. I'll never get the rest of the AU done like this. I just... I don't know.
Does anyone have any helpful tips, advice, motivation?
Well, it's not really an author's block (I have like 3-4 chapters to post). I mostly just feel like no one cares about it, and honestly, it's been really draining. But I got my confidence back, and I think I can get some real progress next time. Thank your for the advice!
Sorry Wiki Guy, I'm late, but maybe you need to relax a bit? Focus on stuff that you enjoy, that should make you feel better. And if you feel anything wrong, talk to people you trust, even if it doesn't make any sense to you. Hope this helps, my friend! Sorry for being late though :(.
And ask for help and reviews, there's nothing wrong with that. I understand your feeling, it's hard to stay motivated without any reviews, even if they are critical. Would you like me to give reviews of your chapters after I read them?
So...you know all those fan theories about Crystal in 'The Math Book'? Well, I was thinking about doing a story that follows Zack trying to solve the mystery of who Crystal really is! I just sent you a message about this on FF.net, just wondering what you'd think about it.
Kicker - I haven't even seen the movie yet, so I'm only going off of trailers and online clips!
And there goes the possibility that it might be based on the game.
As much as I wanted to, I never got the chance to play the game, either. It'll be more referring to the 'Detective Pikachu' movie. From that first trailer, I had the idea that perhaps 'Detective Pikachu' could be the one to break the video game movie curse. Considering how it did at the box office, the critical reviews and how a sequel is in development...I'd say it did!
I'm starting to piece the references together as clues, like for instance...the culprit could originally be from Ryme City, which I'm making a sister city to Danville; or her childhood bed being a Pikachu bed...
hey! Yeah, it's been a while (wiki is practically dead these days, so that's made me a little sad). I've been working as usual, getting some good writing done. My sister (like, she's not my blood sister, but that's how I see her) is also sad, so I've been helping her.
But I'm mostly good. Not much to say. How are you?
This might sound a bit controversial: but I never liked the idea that only those you are connected by blood can be close to you. It feels really unfair for those who don't have their real parent(s) and only children. And when someone needs your help, would you ignore them just because you don't know them? I hope your sister feels good again!
I've been on Twitter and Instagram, been drawing as usual and decided to remain in the country (foreign applications are just too much pressure for me). And things have been a bit serious for me on the internet, as of recently.
"The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." I heard that this is the full saying, and completely agree with it.
Okay, I just had a question stuck in inside of me for some time. I hope you don't mind me asking you this: Is it possible to be close friends with someone although you have never seen them? Although the two of you live in the opposite sides of the planet? Though they have different backgrounds, upbringings, but the way they talk, and their personality, truly makes them special to you. Is all of that possible? Is it normal?
I really appreciate how much you are willing to help me, but I do fear being too clingy, you see. And I worry a lot about annoying people, (I have OCD and some other mental problems, like anxiety) that's why I try to keep stuff to myself, but I guess I've failed to do so. But I'd be more than happy to talk to you my friend! I may be scared of Arend (I know he's an amazing person, but I'm sometimes afraid of him for reasons unknown.), and that worry of annoying about what I say, so I hope you understand. Thank you. I'd also love to help you (as well as others) in every possible way I can.
Whatever you need, I will do. You don't have to bottle it all up. You have mental problems, and sharing and getting help is the best thing for you. I don't know much, so I don't want to give you any bad advice, but have you ever gone and talked to a professional? They might just assist you with your problems!
of course not! You know how many late bloomers are there? Robert Downey Jr. is the most successful actor today, and he only managed to climb out of rock bottom when he was in his 40's! It took Dan and Swampy about 10 years to get Phineas and Ferb to air! Michael Keaton only started winning awards at 50! It takes time!
Also I would like to clarify something. By "taling to professionals", I understood counselling. I am taking medicines now, and have successfully reduced the imapcts of OCD over the years.
Moreover, there's this article which made me realise some of the problems all of us have. I wish more people could follow this priciple though. While I may not agree with some points, most to them are quite relatable:
The Milo Murphy's Law Wiki Guy wrote: That happiness principal is my philosophy
I'm proud of you, man. Hey I don't know whether it's right to talk about in this wiki, but any news which supports friendship between people of different faiths and races really warms my heart. I haven't seen much comment about these (except for some YouTube comments long before), but due to my philosophy and a biased reason (which you already know, did you get it?), I have a really strong liking for interfaith couples. I would be willing to do anything to help them, really, and that was one of my ideas for showing love for what you like. Yeah, it may sound a bit silly (not sure), but I'd love to know what you think. And I'm really sorry Seren and PhinFerbFan5.
To be honest, I really want to draw/write a lot of Phineas and Isabella stuff, but am afraid of being too clingy or ruining it. I have tons of headcanons (But most aren't probably that good),about these two. I don't, in any case, want to spoil this beautiful relatonship. I guess I just need to be more confident.
I don't want you to take too much pressure, but at the same time I can understand that there's nothing better than doing what you love (like helping others), even if you have to go through a lot.
Please don't burden yourself too much, otherwise I can't forgive myself. Hence be honest about this: would you like to know just the summary (which will be short) or the entire story (probably won't be that big either, just one chapter).
Okay then, I'll show it when I can (personally, I was hoping you'd say that. *blushes*) because it's not yet fully ready. Just know that it might take time because I have exams and another story idea for WaffleTail's birthday.
The Milo Murphy's Law Wiki Guy wrote: aW THAT'S LOVELY OF YOU! I also have a present for Waffle I'm making (sadly not as epic as "Is this a crossover fanfic" but still!
It's completely fine lol. Well, it's WaffleTime!
The discussion of university by my peers have really been bringing me down for months. Most of them are applying to study abroad, especially in America. I'm applying abroad (not in US) as well, but most probably can't go due to family and financial problems. I guess I have to study here, but I really wanted to learn animation too, I guess I'll have to learn from people and stuff online. I'm tired of being worried, in fact, too tired to worry anymore... Lol.... Wait this is getting off topic. Anyways, Wiki Guy doesn't mind, he's a nice person, and we need each other to live.
So here's the story that I've talked about that day.
DISCLAIMER: Since I'm not from America, I might make some mistakes here. I have full respect for Dan and Jeff's two animated shows: "Phineas and Ferb" and "Milo Murphy's Law" and hope that this story wasn't anything of a poor quality or disappointing compared to their creation. I'm sorry if this story indicates that in any possible way. And once again, I don't want to 'ruin' this beautiful relationship even if I have to suffer a lot. I believe you'll give me an honest review, please do because I prefer being criticised heavily (of course only if it is honest) rather than hear false praises.
So, here it goes:
This story takes place during the first summer vacation after “Act Your Age”. Phineas is currently at a city far away from Danville for some event for a while. He’ll be back soon. Ferb(s) is alone at his home with his parents. Believing that it is finally time that he can reveal everything, he calls Isabella to his place.
The doorbell rings. After greeting her, Ferb(s) immediately leads the young woman to his and Phineas’s room.
“So, Ferb(s), how’s everyone?” Isabella asks.
The green-haired British man just gives a smile of approval. “Isabella, since it’s been nearly a year the two of you have started dating, and since Phineas is currently not here, I believe that now is the right time to tell you this.” He then went to pick up a pair of some sophisticated looking goggles.
“What are these?” asks Isabella.
“Please do wear one. You’re gradually going to understand the rest.” Both of them then put on their devices.
The two of them appear in some sort of strange place. Ferb(s) begins, “You see, Isabella, there’s a lot that has happened back in high school that I believe you should know. I’ve fortunately recorded a lot of what Phineas has done, without his knowing anything about this, of course.”
“Ferb(s), you stalk your brother?”
Ferb(s) smiles at those words. “Well, I just hoped that I could show you all these one day, but never really got the chance until now. Anyways, let’s begin...”
The two were taken to a moment during their freshman year.
“Hi Isabella, what’s up?” asks a freshman Phineas to his classmate Isabella.
“Hey,” comes the reply. Before Phineas could kind of lost. Present Isabella could see him depressed, as if someone had just taken away his most favourite tools away from him.
Present Isabella[PI]: “Wow, I’ve never seen him this down...”
Present Ferb(s)[PF]: “There’s a lot more.”
This one’s about the time just before the junior prom. Phineas walks towards Isabella with a bunch of roses, “Isabella, would you like to...”
Before he could finish, Isabella’s angry voice replies, “Phineas, only couples ask each other out for a prom. If you ask me, then my reply is no. Why do you keep on annoying me? Now, please leave me alone.”
From his expression, current Isabella could clearly understand that he was on the verge of crying.
PI: “I just wanted to forget him. It’s been even harder for me after he had started doing all that.”
Then came another scene during their sophomore year. Isabella could see her past self innocently talking with and smiling at a guy from their class.
PI: “Well, nothing happened here.”
PF: “Wait... just wait for a while.”
After a while, they could notice Phineas looking at them (Isabella and that guy) with shocked eyes.
PF: Wait, this device can do a lot more. Here’s what I’ve recorded from my brother’s mind.
Then appears message appear which reads,
“Isabella, ever since I’ve known you, I never knew how important you are to me. I realised that only after you started becoming too busy. My big ideas don’t feel as special as they used to once, and it’s been really hard for me to see you with another man.”
PF: “This was his thought after school that day. Just let me show you what he did on that same night.”
Isabella can see her crush lying on his bed, distraught.
From his voice, she could sense that he was crying, “Isabella, tell me you aren’t with that guy. Isabella, tell me your heart does not belong to someone else. It’s very hard for me, Isabella, because I... I really love you. Don’t you love me, Isabella? Isabella, will you marry me? Please?”
PF: “He thought I was asleep, but that was not true, of course. Hehe.”
PI: “It’s very strange, I’ve always seen him very optimistic, clever and always there for his friends, even during high school.”
PF: “I wouldn’t blame you. No one knew what he had inside. You know, he always seemed to be the way he is: talkative, cheerful and smart, though his big ideas did get smaller and simpler with time. But I noticed what was going on deep inside him. There have been so many nights where he muttered how much he loved you... he thought I was asleep but I could hear it all, not only that but I was also recording these, hoping to show them to you one day. But you were always so busy with so many stuff, so I never had the opportunity. ”
There was no reply from Isabella. She was surprised at how the triangular savant had never told her all this. The only thing that he had told her about his former feelings was that he had a crush on her during high school.
The two then go on to see more of Phineas’s untold memories. They see his dreams, words he never told anyone and the tears he never wanted anyone to see.
Ferb(s) finally tells his friend to take off her goggles and then continues, “I’m sorry, Isabella, you had to see all these. I just needed to tell you what my brother wouldn’t have told anyone, because he always wants to see the best in everything and forget about any problems. It’s just the way he is, you see.”
“Thank you, Ferb(s).” comes the reply. After all that she has seen, the Mexican-Jew had no idea about what else to say.
A few days after this, Phineas finally returns to Danville. The three (Phineas, Ferb and Isabella) meet in the Flynn-Fletcher house. On seeing Phineas, his girlfriend immediately pulls him into a hug.
Isabella [with a tearful voice]: “Phineas, why didn’t you ever tell me all these before?”
Phineas: “What’s wrong, Isabella? Is everything okay?”
Isabella: “I was trying my best to ignore you because I wanted to forget about you because I thought you didn’t feel the same for me. But I never could. Because I like you more than every other thing I like combined. Ferb(s) told me everything about your problems back in high school.”
Phineas [to Ferb(s)]: “Ferb(s), you stalk your brother?”
Ferb(s), who was standing in a corner, smiles, gives a nod and then leaves to give some privacy to these 2.
Isabella then explains everything that she has seen through Ferb(s)’s goggles a few days back. “I’m really sorry Phineas, I’m really sorry...” she could no longer hold back her tears.
“Hey, don’t cry. Everything’s all right now.” Phineas gently replies as he wipes a tear from her cheeks with his hands. “I actually didn’t want to hurt you by telling all that. I just wanted to keep moving forward...”
“Phineas, please promise me,” Isabella begins as she wraps her arms around his neck “don’t keep any of your problems a secret. I understand that you love being optimistic, but you need someone with whom you can talk about all these. Feel free to say anything to me, I’ll never leave you alone: for I love you unconditionally. Don’t be afraid, dear, I’ll always be there for you.”
“Isabella, thank you so much.” There’s nothing more the red-haired boy can say. The two just stand there holding one another, quietly enjoying each other’s presence.
I like the direction you took, making Phineas an optimist that hides his problems with others/in general so that no one will be hurt! I think that was a good direction!
I also like Ferb(s) personality, I thought you nailed him quite well.
I do think that Isabella could have used perhaps a little bit more variety: Perhaps Isabella (who was ignored for years) would at first angrily (or defensively) defend herself, explaining that she was only responding like that because of Phineas' ignorance, and Ferb(s) could explain to her that while Phineas was oblivious, that does not mean he deserved to suffer the same way.
So, as some of you mighy know, I've had the idea of a character not being okay with younger-brother-older-sister relation for quite a while now. Remember about 20's Law (explained later on)? Since this is a topic which I believe not everyone might find friendly enough, I've been trying to find ways in which this particular character can be enjoyed by all. That's why, I may or may not change the previous concept of 20's Law, but I need all of your help. Just tell me, which of the concepts below you find more acceptable:
1. 20's Law: Anything that can go wrong (when the younger brother and older sister are together, of course), will go wrong. It's just like Murphy's Law, but is specific and much more dangerous.
2. Dr. 20: A ghost (or a viewer) will be there seeing what's going on, commenting on how much they hate seeing the 2 (or 3) together, it should not be allowed and sometimes even trying to separate them, which will probably fail most of the time (depending on the situation).
So these are the 2 ideas I have so far. To be honest, I have many memes and ideas in my mind related to this concept, but I cannot reveal them if people feel offended. I may even use both of these concepts together, but I need to know your thoughts. If you have any idea other than these 2, please do tell me. Overall, I need to find out the friendliest way to express something unfriendly without meaning anything wrong.
I believe you will understand what I'm trying to explain. Please don't get me wrong, okay?
Ok, so I think I get your concept idea. I believe it is inspired by Candace's feelings with Phineas and Ferb. If so, allow me to offer a concept:
Older Sister/Brother has always had a love/hate relationship with Younger Sister/Brother. Younger is more talented, the parents seem to favor them, and they are always bugging Older, who has their own problems to deal with. To Older, it seems like Younger is just some kind of pest who always get to win, and Older just always fails and looks pathetic in comparison. Despite this, Younger tries to connect with Older, looking up to them, something Older secretly feels bad about since Older "sucks" so much.
One day, after another day of failure, Older wishes that Younger would just know what it felt like to always fail, that Older would never have to see Younger succeed all the time. Thus, Older wishes into existence 20's law, and now whenever Older is next to Younger, Younger goes through intense bad luck and Older gets all the glory. This, however, makes Older feel guilty, and it gets worse when Younger sees the bad luck as "manageable" and lauds Older for being so "great".
Determined to return the status quo (and trying to stave off temptations of keeping it the way it is), Older must lead Younger to the long gone and seemingly disillusioned Dr. Doofenshmirtz, the only person who might be able to solve their predicament.
Nope I don't have one! I know it's not all bad, but I have traumatic memories from the site, and I have enough accounts to keep up with as is. How come you ask? Just wondering, I don't mind you asking! :)
First of all, a gift from the heart and one I didn't expect will ALWAYS be good enough. Just the fact that you put all this effort for me on a holiday you don't celebrate warms my heart! I will give it ALL the looks!
I would like to thank you on behalf of all of us for the Christmas fanfic gifts. It's quite generous of you. I also like how each story is focused on a different pairing, or different characters (or even different series, considering the Kuzco fic, or the Sashanne one over on Tumblr). You could've easily made several fics about the same ships, but you actually made each story unique and about a different ship or character based on the receiver's interest, even going bold in some cases and writing about things you're not very interested in. That deserves some praise. Or, as the saying goes in the Netherlands, a plume!
...I would use a feather emoji there, but apparently, that's not a thing yet.
A thousand thanks, my friend! While it wasn't easy, Christmas and friendship are all about giving. And giving my friends these stories was the best thing I've done in a while! I am so glad it all worked out!
Merry Christmas, and happy holidays to you to infinity, and beyond!