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  • Y'all. I'm not even going to pretend these were worth the wait. But like this stupid excuse of a story has occupied a good 30-60 percent of my waking thoughts for too long. Still not at the end, but the boys are finally reunited and idk if how I wrote it actually works in any way, but screw it, I'm throwing it out into the world anyway.

    The Interlude-Chapter 7 (Good Omens fanfic)

    The Interlude-Chapter 8 (Good Omens fanfic)-The Reunion (part 1)

    The Interlude-Chapter 8 (Good Omens fanfic)-The Reunion (part 2)



    @BluesClues @WaffleCat @Plume @vampricone6783 @IcyFlame


    Plume aaaHH Excited to read!!
    Dec 9, 2023


    BluesClues I'm going to say they were worth the wait before I even read them hehe
    Dec 11, 2023

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  • Doing my Cake Day post a day late (because of course I am). It's wild to me that a late night decision to join a two-week old forum website almost two decades ago would be so life-changing. I was 14 when I joined and still thought I knew everything, and yet I couldn't picture what I would be "when I grew up". Sometimes I still feel like a kid in a grown-up's body. This site was an essential escape for me in dark times, and it's also one of the first places I come to when something good happens. I may not be on as much these days, but YWS will always have a special place in my heart. <3

  • Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

  • Update to update- I have now come up with the most hysterical idea and it's blowing up everything I've written since I last posted (and possibly some stuff I did post) but it's too good not to write so I'm doing it. (Muriel recruits Eric to get empirical data on the subject of angels and demons kissing. Hilarity, quasi-scientific theorizing, and major Crowley angst ensues).

    niteowl wrote:Update-it’s been six weeks since I posted this and I’m still in the same place mentally even though I’ve written quite a bit. And now I’ve read actually good fanfic and now have a bad case of imposter syndrome lmao
    niteowl wrote:That awkward moment when you’re writing a deeply stupid fanfiction and you’re torn between the need to get it to a proper ending and the urge to just blow it all up with hellfire and holy water. Also I keep changing POVs like every two paragraphs which I know is bad and confusing but it almost feels more convoluted if I don’t do that. Ugh.

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  • #19questionsfor19years

    1 reason you love reading and writing? Because who wants to just hang out in the real world when you can be in others or make your own?

    9 adjectives to describe yourself? Scatter-brained, booksmart, rambling, bipolar, self-deprecating, lazy, near-sighted, silly, messy
    YWS member shout-out? @alliyah for all the awesome work she does around the site and also being an amazing poet!
    Early-morning productivity or late-night chaos? Um...*looks at username*
    Are you tired? Kind of but also not? It's been a long day but also I'm super excited about something I'm working on so I don't really want to sleep.
    Reason to smile? Because I like smiling? Idk hard to come up with something specific
    Sweet or spicy? Sweet

    One thing you love about yourself? My therapist thinks I'm funny (she's trying to get me to work on the negative self-talk haha)

    Favorite holiday? Idk I feel like I haven't been doing much for holidays the last few years so I'm not actually sure anymore.

    Weirdest thing you’ve done in public? On my 16th birthday, we went to an amusement park and I decided it would be the peak of comedy to sing "Sugar We're Going Down" on the rollercoaster (obvi trying to time the chorus with the first drop). I haven't been on one in a while, but I can't say I wouldn't still do it in my 30s.

    Raw childhood memory? So when I was a kid I had turtles and they were outside in the summer and they had feeder fish and for some reason I decided to start like naming them and giving them back stories? Which is insane because I was like 7 and definitely aware that their sole purpose was to be eaten. Like was I traumatizing myself on purpose? The only names I remember now are like Speedy and Speedy Jr.
    If you could have a single magic power what would it be? Teleporting would be pretty cool
    Travelling or homesick? Is this meant to be more like "homebody"? If so I'd say yes. I like travelling in theory and want to go places, but I hate planning and packing and all that, and then I feel like I end up doing less than I planned and really my next vacation should just be like me chilling on the beach and not trying to make myself see sights and stuff. Though like solo traveling is awesome and you should def do it (unless you're a minor)
    If you were invited to attend Hogwarts, which Hogwarts House would you choose? Ravenclaw
    New username? I briefly considered changing to TheMasterOwl after getting my useless Master's degree, but otherwise it's way too chiseled in stone to even think about changing.

    Growing up? It's awful but at the same time your mom can't tell you not to eat ice cream for breakfast anymore so it's not all bad.

    YWS favorite event? Tie between the YWS Olympics and the April Fool's Staff Forums
    Age? Jurassic :P. Actually 33.

    Your favorite fictional character created by you? Struggling with this one because I mostly write poems for a reason lol. And my current prose project is fanfic so they're not my characters (though some have gone a bit OC lol)

  • No idea what to ask people, but I'm an open book so #interviewme


    spottedpebble What made you choose your avatar?
    Nov 16, 2023


    niteowl I'm not 100 percent sure, actually. I found it in 2005 or 2006? I think I was looking for cute/funny pictures to make my avatar (I'd used default YWS options up until that point), saw this and decided it was the height of comedy, and the rest is history.
    Nov 16, 2023

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  • Meant to post yesterday for YWS's birthday, but I fell asleep early after work and didn't get the chance. Even though I'm not around as much anymore, this place has been such an important part of my life and growth as a writer and a person. It makes me so happy to know this site is going on 19 years strong. Happy Birthday YWS! :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant:

  • Finally got mine in!

    Hijinks wrote:
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    ONLY 2 MORE DAYS FOR SUBMISSIONS

    The submission window for The 'Best of YWS' Poetry Collection, 2023 Edition officially closes at the end of tomorrow! If you don't know what this is, your local Poetry Crew is organizing a site-wide poetry collection made up of all your favourite YWS poems from this year! As long as your poem meets a couple simple content guidelines, it will be added to the collection. For more details, and to submit your poetry, you can head over to the official Submission Thread. Please submit your poetry - the more the merrier! (And if you miss the submission window by a couple days, I'm sure we can sneak you in <.<)

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  • Update-it’s been six weeks since I posted this and I’m still in the same place mentally even though I’ve written quite a bit. And now I’ve read actually good fanfic and now have a bad case of imposter syndrome lmao
    niteowl wrote:That awkward moment when you’re writing a deeply stupid fanfiction and you’re torn between the need to get it to a proper ending and the urge to just blow it all up with hellfire and holy water. Also I keep changing POVs like every two paragraphs which I know is bad and confusing but it almost feels more convoluted if I don’t do that. Ugh.

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    BluesClues <333
    Nov 6, 2023


    BluesClues okay but consider: your good omens fanfic IS good fanfic
    Nov 6, 2023

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  • That awkward moment when you’re writing a deeply stupid fanfiction and you’re torn between the need to get it to a proper ending and the urge to just blow it all up with hellfire and holy water. Also I keep changing POVs like every two paragraphs which I know is bad and confusing but it almost feels more convoluted if I don’t do that. Ugh.

  • So I have this weird thing where like if I train someone at work to do X, and then they screw up X, I automatically have this secondhand guilt, like if I’d done my job better, they wouldn’t have screwed up. Like on one level I know I did my job the best I could and no one’s going to blame me for what someone else did, but I still feel some responsibility. It doesn’t help that I feel like I’m really bad at explaining things so it’s possible it is my fault and I trained bad. Ugh, why am I like this?

  • Words I never thought I’d read in a work context “Can you please add me to the emails?” Like sure I’d be happy to spread the love :P

  • Next fic chapter is up! It's a bit long, but whatever. Hopefully it was worth the wait? The Interlude-Chapter 6 - The Letter (part 3) (Good Omens Fanfic)

    tag party: @BluesClues @WaffleCat @Plume @vampricone6783 @IcyFlame if anyone wants to be added/removed let me know


    BluesClues yes omg I'm so excited
    Sep 9, 2023

  • My friend, after updating me on the latest work/family drama: “So…that was fun. But like not really fun…

    Me: I have known you for 25 years and I cannot remember the last time you used the word “fun” to describe something that was actually fun.

    Side note-holy crap I have known my two friends for 25 years I can’t even with time anymore.



If you want something badly, you just gotta believe it's gonna work out.
— Andy, Parks & Rec