I may very well might be!! Disney is turning out to be the best career option I’ve found since I graduated from college. I have a particular goal I’d like to reach :)
It depends on where you are. Disneyland in California allows their characters to roam, but here in WDW our characters have designated spots and times. Why? Because people are horrible. Guests have been known to assault characters, try to follow them backstage, prevent them from leaving for their breaks…so not only do characters have their designated areas, but they have to have attendants to guard them in case something goes wrong.
I hate it when people get pissed off that the characters don’t wander around. It’s because of horrendous guest behavior that it had to be changed, not because Disney is trying to ruin your vacation!
Thank you!! :D I’m a sensitive soul and I take everything way too personally, but I refuse to let something as poorly handled as the book project get me down. :)
COME HERE AND LET ME LOVE YOU, MY ANGEL!!
I AM LOVING IT!! You go to their tumblr and pick fifty of the suggested prompts (there’s a ton) and then they give you a bingo card with 25 prompts from your list. And then you write till you have a bingo!
Nope, this is my project. Go to Klaine Bingo and get your own card if you want one!
My goal is to write all of them!! So I’m just going to start with whichever one has the most votes and work my way down.
Such is the life of an author/reader.
(I think the poison story is going to be a fairytale!AU. Thoughts?)
BETTER START BAKING, BB!!
Admittedly, it’s one of my super early stories, so my characterization is NOT the best, but hopefully you still enjoy it!!
Thank you, sweet nonnie. :) I wrote about this a bit on my personal tumblr too, but yeah, I totally agree that they’re cliquey. They chose 29 artists and 20 authors, even though they said they were matching artists to the authors? And they were going to pick more authors and artists for the digital release, but they still have just 20 authors? Something seems shady.
I also disagree with them saying that all authors should write in present tense. That’s an author’s personal choice, and while I fully believe that every writer should challenge themselves and try something new, I also believe that it might not necessarily be the best work for publication. Changing tenses is not just a matter of changing your verbs- it changes your style and syntax and word choice. I write in third person limited past tense, and if they had put this stipulation in place with the initial application (like they should have) I probably wouldn’t have applied because I know it wouldn’t be my best work.
Also, I’m 99% sure they skimmed the first chapter of my first submission and made their choice from that. Even though I submitted three pieces of varying moods and styles. The feedback the mod gave me was based solely on one piece, and I’m just like…I’m giving you some epic side eye right now. Don’t ask for three pieces if you’re not going to read all of them.
Also, I’m not going to lie, I was initially hurt by not being chosen. But do you know what? I may have the self esteem of a potato, but I have more than 20,000 reviews on ff.net. TWENTY. THOUSAND. If one person doesn’t like my style, they can bite my shiny metal ass. I’d rather write work that I enjoy, that I’m proud of, for myself and for the people who left 20,000 reviews. I think that’s more important than writing a 500-1000 word drabble in a forced-upon style that I’m not comfortable with for a book that, in the long run, isn’t going to be that big of a deal. Am I right?
Also, MY MINOR WAS IN ENGLISH. I REREAD ELEMENTS OF STYLE AND TEN LESSONS IN CLARITY AND GRACE ON A DISTURBINGLY REGULAR BASIS. I WILL USE HOWEVER MUCH PUNCTUATION I WANT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HERE, HAVE A GRATUITOUS SEMICOLON JUST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT.
That semicolon was full of pride and righteous indignation. And now I am going to go write things.
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YOU ARE A SWEETHEART.
All right, cake pops. I’m going to give this a whirl again!! Give me prompts!! I’m going to try to ease myself back into this whole writing thing again. :)