I've had a giant post-CotBP epic planned for many years, I think like two chapters are written. Maybe one day! Hopefully someone will still be interested in reading it if I can ever manage to write it.
I think you should absolutely go forth and finish or submit it, or put out what you have written so far! I do not put out an entire story when I write, I submit it by chapter and then go back to the think tank half the time.
Why not dust it off, hummmmm???? :)
Tell me what you think, and thank you for responding to the 'Call'
I usually post as I go too, but I guess I was never ready to dive in on that story. I was also re-writing my first chapter because I wasn't happy with it anyway lol.
I'm trying to finish another long fic right now (ugh) and I don't want to post a beginning and leave people hanging, but I will definitely keep it in mind. This ship needs more fic.
Well whenever you are ready....that is very inspiring news to hear.
You know I got involved with the Sparrabeth fandom way back in 2008, but I was more of a lurker than a participant. I posted a few things then got rid of them...insecurity mostly. So when I finally got enough pluck to actually post....everyone sort of split up and went off into different spokes and fandoms! I was so bummed out. Only a few of you remained here, but went off to other fandoms as well. I was stunned. I thought with the passion and talent, a fandom like that could NEVER die! I think it is still there, just diverted for the time being. Soooo, I am attempting to get a sort of Renaissance of Sparrabeth going. The folks at Tumblr are all fired up about it. I am the one who offered to go to the other writing sites and do the 'call' as I name it. :)
Right now I am seeing a RESURFACING of Sparrabeth fans, especially on Tumblr...all of them asking "where can we find some good Sparrabeth fanfics" or asking "which fanfics of Sparrabeth are the best?" I could not understand since I was doing my own solo act here! LOL! BUt I found it shocking that there was a demand from a whole new set of fans!
But as I said, and not fanning the flames here just to blow a false stream of smoke up everyone's yahoo here....I never saw such a grouping of brilliant writers in my LIFE...and I am no spring chicken! The talent, inspiration, quality of story lines, imagination...I mean nearly every fanfic I ever read in this fandom was absolutely AMAZING...a work of art! A lot of Sparrabeth folks went on to actually get published too! I know three gals at the moment who actually did get books out! So in a way I can understand why there is a demand for Sparrabeth FanFics out there! I write my own of course, but I love to sink my teeth into a good story too!
So please, when you feel up to it (and I hope it is soon) let me know when you are ready, because there are folks looking! If you do not believe me, look for yourself. Go to Tumblr *do not have to join just browse*and search the Sparrabeth page there and look at the posts of people seeking Sparrabeth Fanfics. They DO rotate the posts from time to time, but they are there...trust me. I have seen them for the past three days..about four different ones seeking stories to read. I know you all are out there in other fandoms, but if people can write like THAT? I am positive their creative juices have not dried up for this fandom yet and could easily enough get kick-started!! :)))
Keep in touch and get to writing Sparrabeth soon!
I've been in the fandom since 2003 (when there were literally two Sparrabeth fics on ff.net), but this lj community got huge and was amazing after DMC came out. We had such great character meta that even people who didn't ship it would hang out here.
I follow a few Sparrabeth tumblrs, but tumblr is really not a good place for discussion, so you miss out on that community imput. There were a burst of posts and curiosity about how things went down in the fandom back in the day a few months ago, so that was nice to see. A lot of fan history was lost with the KttC purge, but this community's archive is a fantastic resource for essays and fic. You could link posts on tumblr.
WOW - 2003? I know…back after DMC it was like a feeding frenzy! LOL! That is when I got into L J and was 'lurking' but soon enough got to know so many folks - back then the big writer were Fried_Flamingos, Salr323 (REDUX) , Sleepy_Lotus - who is apirateslifeforeme123 now on Tumblr, Desiring Pirates is there on T with same name….Don't know if Geekmama is there. I think Laura and Sally got burned out here and went into the Sherlock fandom on AO3. Kate -( Florencia7) has gone over to FanFic only I think…so everybody is all over the place! There may be a few more there I have not ferret them all out yet since I joined in March, but at least a handful. But you are absolutely right, T is an 'eye candy' sort of place and not for writing or communication. However what I have been doing is a lot of pics - art - and putting up adds to reach fan fics here or on AO3, etc.
What is wild is the NEW fans that have somehow stumbled into the fandom. We are all the old sage cornerstones, but the new demand is outrageous! Did you check out the Sparrabeth posts on T. I mentioned? That was just from today. It all vanished in the posts HERE, so I do not know if my copy paste did not take or moderators removed them? Not sure. I think LJ here has been going a bit 'dead' because I see the adds of them wanting to give you better accounts if you attract new members here.
I have no idea how to cross post. I do not really do much social media in spite of my local act of being all over the place lately. I do not have a FV account either. I know others have talked about all the cross posting...I am web illiterate that way and do not really care for social media.
So anyway, glad to see you are still about and thinking about it! I guess I am a die hard Sparrabeth nut and will go to my grave kicking and screaming "BUT THEY LOVED EACH OTHER" then sue Disney for mental cruelty for AWE. LOL!
Keep in Touch!
I just went there and here is one"
What is the best sparrabeth fanfic you have EVER read?? :)
ANSWER BY COLORBLINDLY:
Omg what kinda question is that??? There are soooo many amazing fics out there!! It feels soooo unfair to name one the best ever, but if I’m really honest with you… Well, in my very subjective opinion, I hold “ The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Sparrabeth Celebration ” by chocolatequeen to be the supreme bestest. It just has it all. I have no words to tell you how good it is. But i just can’t not tell you about all the equally amazing fics,
i mean there’s the “Pearls” series by piratemistress, the structure is amazingly well crafted, there are two stories being told, one in chronological order and one backwards, “Jack’s adventures go forward from Parts 1 to 9; Jack and Elizabeth’s story goes in reverse.” it is so deliciously convoluted ¨PLEASE do yourself a favor and read this series.
Also, my dear friend @buzz-cat writes the bestest one-shots, check out her AO3 profile, There’s a particular short little one called “Tattoos” that always leaves me smiling like an idiot “Us. It’s a pirate’s life for us.” aaaaaaaaahhh
Okay, but you ship Sparrabeth? WHere have you bEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!
ANSWER BY: KAARENCASTLE
Hahaha I love Sparrabeth!
I never really entertained the idea of them for the longest time, I enjoyed the films, they were a thing my dad and I both really liked but that was it. And then I found @sparrabeth amazing blog and the amazing metas that made me understand that there was a THING there. A THING that was supposed to happen in POTC3, a THING that got dropped in favor of what POTC3 was.
And I was all aboard the Sparrabeth ship. The chemistry that Keira and Johnny had certainly helped too. ;)
please recommend to me good sparrabeth of any length and rating or kink please
Are there any Jack x Elizabeth fics out there that take place around OST or simply doesn’t ignore it??
I need some good sparrabeth fics
"Do you know of any slash Sparrabeth fics where Elizabeth is genderswapped? If not, would you please write one? I particularly favored the scene with the lines "I'm here to find the man I love," which is followed by a startled Jack thinking Elizabeth is a gay man, "I'm deeply flattered, son, but my first and only love is the sea.""
oh nonny sorry i don’t know any!! and i don’t write fanfiction! :(
SO I THINK AFTER READING JUST THE FEW I PICKED UP JUST NOW - CAN EVERYONE SEE THERE IS A DEMAND FOR SPARRABETH? THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THEM!
I have so many half-finished fics that are languishing on my hard drive. I got majorly devoured by RL issues 2013-2014 and then fell into 1D fandom late 2014-now, but I still think about and miss Sparrabeth so much.
I'm quite proud of some of the stuff I've written (and haven't posted because it's unfinished) but maybe someday I'll get to finishing it!
Good to see you again and thanks for responding! :)
I know the feeling, life has a bad habit of getting in the way of our fantasies, right? LOL! But you are such a FABULOUS writer! Why not dust off the old stuff, give it a good shake and a once over? See what you think of what you wrote a long time ago? I'll bet after this long you had forgotten a good deal of the material. I cannot tell you how many times I have abandoned stories and THOUGHT I lost interest...but once I re-read them, I find the old spark hits again and then off I go! Give it a shot! You may inspire yourself! LOL!
Let me know if you would like to start posting. I am like all over the place with this announcement. I am also in Kahoots with SLEEPY_LOTUS if you know her.She is still here and at Tumbler and other writing sites. I did this announcement on Tumblr, AO3 (Archive Of Our Own) and I recently joined FanFiction and plan to do it there too. There are still a few staunch and strong Sparrabethers around. This fandom was AMAZING, but we are so scattered right now and once we lost that tight bond we had here......oooppps! But we ARE still active and around. I see a few postings here and there that we are lamenting of the 'good old Sparrabeth days.' My response was...
WELL HELL, WE AIN'T DEAD YET!? We can still write, and we are all still full of brilliant ideas! We all just got into fandoms and sidetracked. But if you are TRULY a Sparrabeth lover, you do not tire of the couple or the stories that need to still be written! We can keep our new interests and retain the old ones as well!
Recently on Tumblr, I have been reading all over where fans are reaching out to other fans trying to FIND SPARRABETH STORIES!! They are still in DEMAND! Which is outrageous because I know of the best writers in the world! I mean Sleepy_Lotus and I are writing like MAD, but we could use some other help here too! LOL!
I still think there is more life out there than it seems to most of us separated, and I refuse to believe you all have really gotten tired of sparrabeth. I mean this truly. ...THE BEST WRITERS ON THE INTERNET are Sparrabeth writers. I have been around a long time and I swear to you Rachel, I never saw such written talent like that in my life. SO much creativity and diversity....I could rave on and on with my own meta here.....LOL!
SOOOOO....please reconsider and let me know how you decide to go...you are sorely missed!!!!!
ORION RED STAR
Edited at 2016-05-21 08:12 pm (UTC)
Is your fic on Ao3?? Do you mind linking me? I'm finding it's so much easier to read fic there these days. I want to read some Sparrabeth and see where it takes me.
I do not mind at all! I am not that savvy with social media and actually hate it to be quite honest. I am only a slve to my art! LOL! So I am not quite sure what you mean by asking to be 'linked in' there at AO3. If you mean send you a link to my collective stories? I can offer you that link here if where I am all over the place. I hope that is what you mean. If it is not, I am afraid you shall please need to explain with a bit more detail to further explain what it is you require. My name is the same, only on Tumblr it is OrionRedStarr (with two r's not one at end of name)
Here I am on AO3:http://archiveofourown.org/users/OrionRedStar/works
Here I am on Fan Fiction:https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7862660/
and on Tumblr I am:https://www.orionredstarr.tumblr.com
Links are not usually 'live' here on these posts at LJ so just copy and past web address into your web browser's field and hit enter...should get you there.
Hope this is what you wanted! :)
That's perfect! Thanks, my dear! I actually have some free time today and am going to do what you suggested... I'm going to go reread through some of my unfinished Sparrabeth fic and see if I can write a little bit.
AWESOME!!! I hope something along your travels will inspire you!
You know, on Tumblr we have this sort of 'book club' where each week one of our club members presents and features one of the older Sparrabeth stories. Since there was such a demand, and we can only write so fast, we have been doing this for 3 weeks now. We featured Sally (Salr323, PirateLady or PirateMistress, and Tinamonic) authors and their stories. I just wrote to Salr323 yesterday trying to persuade her to perhaps pen a new work. All you ladies are sooooooo talented, and with this new surge of Sparrabeth fans asking "where can I find a good story,' or 'who do you think is a good Sparrabeth writer," so we have been providing that as best we can. Sleepy_Lotus from L J (at Tumblr she is apirateslifeforeme123) and a few others are in this club. So far it has been working out! When you go to Tumblr, in my archives you will see most of the SPARRABETH CHRONICLES we posted so far. Take a peek! You are welcome to join too, of course! hint hint! (((GRIN)))
Anyway, you have a wonderful weekend and get pumped up and inspired!!!
ORS - Ronnie
Edited at 2016-06-11 08:04 pm (UTC)
Just checking in to see how you are doing! :)
I hope you are quiet because you decided to dust off those old scraps of Sparrabeth and presently writing away like mad, hummmm?????
Anyway, keep in touch! :)
2016-05-22 11:32 am (UTC)
TUMBLR PAGE REQUESTING SPARRABETH FANFIC
You do not have to join in order to view this page
Littered among the posts there are the requests for Sparrabeth Fan-Fics like the onse I had listed below.
Edited at 2016-05-22 11:33 am (UTC)
2016-05-23 09:55 pm (UTC)
Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #547
2016-05-24 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: Age of Sail Fandom Despatches #547
I am trying to reach as many people as I can without getting arrested! LOL! I am sure this will help get the word out to more people, and so much appreciate the boost to contacting more through your web page report...which by the way I always thought was a pretty awesome newsletter to spread the different tales in this genre, very cool of you do provide that!!!
2016-05-24 04:44 am (UTC)
Re: TO Age of Sail Fandom PS NEW SPARRABETH FIC ALSO
OH! PS, besides calling on all writers, I also have a new SPARRABETH FANFIC in the works too!
Here is the following info, but please adhere to the ADULT warning - mature material
Title: Indomitable Interrogatories
Rating: M Mature, Adult ONLY Sexual Material (please do not read if offensive)
Characters: Jack Sparrow /Elizabeth Swann
Timeline: After AWE
Summary: Jack and Elizabeth reconvene two months after the destruction of Beckett. Each are on the run. Sparrow's pursuits seem more legitimate these days, but events occur that might bring him back to piracy.
Just click on my LJ name as link to cover page, scroll down to that fanfic and chapters with links are provided.
*waves at everyone* It's been a LONG time since I've been active in the Sparrabeth fandom but the latest movie (and my anger at how they threw them under the bus!) has made me have a bit of a resurgance. I'm not sure yet if I'll write again (for those who don't know my work, my biggest one was Retribution
, though I have a few one shots too). But I sure am reading and remembering why I loved this pairing so much!
waves back!!! :)
Come on over and visit with us and give a shout over at Tumblr? We have quite a few Sparrabeth folk, many which you might remember from the "good ol' days" here on LJ???
Take care, glad to hear from you!!!