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QUESTION: Torchwood & Dark Angel Sequels

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I've been playing around with this in my head and honestly, I'm fearing if I don't post now, I might never post. So my question to you, dear readers, is:


If I start posting my Dark Angel sequel, unbetaed, how horrible would that be? Take in consideration my previous unbetaed works, keeping in mind while spelling is decent, my grasp on verb tenses is iffy.

Plus, I have been stuck on my Torchwood sequel, but I do want to complete this universe. I have fragments of parts for how the story rolls out. I never got to fill in the gaps. I think, however, it'll give you all an idea of at I wanted to do with second season. What do you think? Dare I?

Reason I'm asking is I know I am very demanding of my betas, betaing my fics is a lot of work because I write long, especially for AUs. Maybe I'm old and behind the times, but lately, I've been seeing fics everywhere unbetaed. Back in my day (covers red face), doing that gets a big backlash. Support too, but basically, it was a no-no.

Has that changed? Or does it depend on where I post this? Or is this a question I shouldn't be asking? I have a dozen stories in other fandoms sitting in my hard drive for months because I was trying to find betas before posting them.

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veta_black
May. 17th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
I think posting unbetaed fics is fine. I'd be happy to help you with betaing, though! I'd be better for Torchwood - I don't know Dark Angel at all.
d8rkmessngr
May. 17th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)
Does it matter where I post unbetaed? For example: it's acceptable on FF.net, but not in (fill in the blank)? Some of my favorite Avengers authors post on AO3 unbetaed (not that they need any). Back in my day (there's that horrid phrase again, lol), posting in list groups unbetaed was understandable, but once you post to the archives, tut-tut.

This shows how long I've been away, by the way. LOL
veta_black
May. 17th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Well in MY opinion, you can do what you want and people who give you flack for it are jerks. I've seen people post on AO3 unbetaed, they just say "not betaed" and it's done. But I'll be honest, I don't know what the consensus is.
d8rkmessngr
May. 18th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
(sigh) Things were so much easier back when there were only two options to post fic: listgroups and Geocity. Now... (helpless hands) And my twins are talking about Tumbler. They are not allowed online yet but other parents talk about it and it sounded terrifying. I looked into it to vet it for the kids and there's fic there too. Only, harder to find.

I need to start sitting in a rocker, because, goodness!

Good advice! I am lost here!
veta_black
May. 18th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh I would NOT let small children on Tumblr, mostly because I'm on Tumblr and I know what I post... Ahem.
d8rkmessngr
May. 18th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
LOL. I have seen (ahem) art there and have learned what NSFW means. (!!!) I signed up for it myself to explore but wow, I haven't touched Tumbler in 8 months. And yes, the twins? Maybe when they're forty! LOL
veta_black
May. 18th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Yeah it's about the same as a search engine - type in "porn" and you'll see it, haha.
marii_chan
May. 25th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
I think it partly depends on how bad your unbetaed work actually is. If it's so full of errors that it's practically unreadable then no don't post.

If you just think that there will be a few errors here and there (the kinds that people naturally miss), post it, let people know that it is unbetaed, and do update it as soon as it is betaed. There's nothing wrong with caring about the quality of your work.
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