Joined on Feb 12, 2011
Last login on Apr 25, 2013
“ZTARPLAY [in LJ] & SHYRAINBOWSCARF”
"Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language."
-- Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011--
Hello! I'm Darkart, otherwise known as Ztarplay in LJ. I post in this account along with my bestie ShyRainbowScarf. Sometimes we work together and sometimes we post invidually. We are both two very different people with very different styles brought together here by the sheer amusement of being Kpop fans!
Why I post on AFF:
Darkart: "It's not about being a good or bad writer. You can be horrible at expressing your ideas but have a great idea to work with. And if you ask me, I think AFF writers have that as basic talent. I believe the expressive term is 'rough around the edges.' And that's why feedback is important. Because it helps you to know what you need to work on or simply that to someone, somewhere, there is interest. It's not about pleasing everybody. That's impossible. Everyone is different and have many interests and preferences. But I guess... just knowing that someone has the same preference I do would be comforting. That my characters are relevant in some way. Because they are to me. I like to create. And I mostly create for myself. But if I can have someone give a little direction when I'm lost, creating for someone else isn't that bad either."
Somehow these goofballs are my bias
They really don't help themselves do they?
If only I could have seen that live!
First K-Pop concert:
JYJ Live in NOKIA Theater [Los Angeles]
May 27, 2011
Second K-pop Concert:
SM Town Live in Madison Sq Garden [NYC]
October 23, 2011
Third K-pop Concert:
Xia Live in Manhattan Center The Hammerstein [NYC]
August 30, 2012
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