Behind the Scenes on Tension in Three Parts
I do a lot of metacognition whenever I write whether it’s academic papers or fanfiction. It helps me figure out where the story is going and how to analyze the characters…or literary themes. I was looking through the three pages worth of meta and decided to pick and choose what I thought would be most interesting for all of you readers.
I’m always fascinated by how people think and this definitely includes writers. Everyone’s writing process is different so if you want to have a conversation with me about metacognition, or even some tips (?) on writing, I would absolutely welcome it!
Also includes my opinions on characters :)
We have all heard of Jose Rizal, Datu Lapu-Lapu, Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, etc…
For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological Order: The most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]
Reblog the fuck out of this
Hello! I’ve had my inbox flooded with such kind messages for Tension in Three Parts lately. Thank you so much for all the compliments :) (I read your tags when you reblog the latest chapter >.>).
I will be writing more, but I think I need some time before possibly entertaining a sequel to “Tension in Three Parts.” As much as it was a challenge to write, my motivation to write is usually sparked off with ideas or writing techniques I want to explore. At the moment, I’m throwing some love toward the Eruhan ship and working on a one shot tentatively titled, “Monsters Together.” I’m also always working on this ongoing original work as well, details of which will come much later.
I’m doing all this while being an adult, haha.
If you do have any interesting requests for rivamika, you can throw them my way! I can’t guarantee I’ll get to them, but if the request is intriguing I’ll probably attempt to write it :)
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.”
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Read more via The New York Times.
If you have not set your eyes on Tension in Three Parts yet, then today would probably be the day to do so.
It’s without doubt a pièce de résistance of the RivaMika ship, and one that has inspired the journeys of so many in this fandom - including that of my own.
More than a year later and its own journey ends today…but the legacy remains, and then some.
Tension is the budding anxiety that permeates us as we await the next canonical fact regarding the Ackermans, but ease emerges from the fruitful perusal of writing like this, for it rejuvenates that flickering flame of an idea that managed to singe through us all.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words, my friend.
It may have taken a year to write, but I hope it was worth it for both you and all its readers. While a part of me is happy (and rather relieved) that it’s finished, another part of me is sad to let it go.
Here’s to all the fanfiction writers who are honing their craft, to all our readers who give us precious feedback even if it’s in a like or in the tags when you reblog the post. Thank you for all the praise, your anticipation, and taking the time to read our work — seriously, having you all in mind is what kept me writing.
I’ll be reviewing it as a whole this week and making subtle revisions. Nothing big. Mostly just grammar checks, diction, and consistency since I never planned Tension to be a 30000 word project. There will also be another follow up post about the metacognition behind Tension for those curious about my writing process or my opinion on SnK, Levi and Mikasa :)