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"Would you like me to lie to you?"

Jan. 23rd, 2012 | 11:28 am

Granted, when Ilyria came, all vestiges of Fred's existence vanished, but her body remained, as it was the shell that Illyria returned in. And in the finale, where Illyria showed her loyalties... I cried for the first time since Anya's multiple farewells, and Joyce's death. Granted it was a different series... but for me it's the same story-line.

What strikes me now, in review of Winifred's life and her role in Whedon's feminist 'agenda' I realized that 'the monsters of High School' were not the only metaphor realized in fantastical harshness. The horrors of the female academic were also shown in the light of portals and a demonic dimension (which looks a lot like the woods outside of Los Angeles.)

Winifred is sent to a hellish world by something she thinks is beyond her control--don't many women find the advances of their superiors unavoidable in order to keep their job? Recognition taken from them, and public embarrassment a common occurance? The horrors of Fred's life in academia merely were given a fantastical punch-line, but are very real for the rest of us.

Maybe I was just a little slow in the uptake on this one.

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Writer's Block: Paging Al Gore

Sep. 3rd, 2011 | 09:46 am

Would you give up the Internet for $10 million? (this is for the rest of your life.)
No. But I'm not sure what the gain would be. What would draw you to this exchange?

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Writer's Block: Once upon a time…

Aug. 25th, 2011 | 01:22 am

What is the first line of your favorite book?
There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.
-- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


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Pottermore

Jul. 21st, 2011 | 01:49 am

 I just became clear to me, maybe you already knew, exactly what Pottermore is.

It's a fanfiction writer's dream come true. Everything we've been wondering about the details? It'll be right there, in perfect color and with great definition, thank you very much.

I'm surprised I was worried. Why would I ever doubt J.K. Rowling?

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Star Trek: TOS offers MORE slash??? (2009 to follow suit!)

Jul. 15th, 2011 | 04:55 am

 Star Trek is a recently awesome acquired fandom of mine. Pre-movie 2009, but barely.

Recently, because of the 2009 movie, I accepted Kirk/Spock as inevitable. Not only have a found non-quesy pictures of them from TOS, I just stumbled onto the find of a long-weekend. Sulu/Chekov... Uh, wow? Can we update this? And if it's been updated, can I have some recs please? The website I found is part of a ring of PG Slash rec pages. I may just start there. Wow, and here I though Secondary/Tertiary characters (Secondary. Definately.) didn't get well-matched slash. But--oi!--was I wrong.

In news--and no you may not ask me. Not until after the weekend--I just got back from the midnight screening of Harry Potter. I am in shock at the whole thing. Good shock, no worries. It's just over. We'll talk about it soon, but not today...

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Whining about fanfiction and livejournal... sorta...

Jul. 5th, 2011 | 03:56 pm

  1.  There are too many places that people post their FanFiction. FF.net v AO3 v LJ v Dreamwidth (...?)
So this is causing me needless stress. I'm basically decided that If I want to keep actual track of all the fanfiction I like, all over the internet, I need to make another journal. I know, who reads this one? That's beside the point. It's for me to keep track of and say "Over there!" Should anyone ever ask. Also, dreamwidth confused me a little when I first met it. It looks like another LJ. But somehow it isn't? It seems they allow longer posts?

Uh, actually, turns out you can mark works outside of AO3 with a bookmark, or even rec it... Well, that makes my nightmare a little less nightmarish. My second point was going to be how much I didn't want to code another page. I really dislike coding things. Anything more involved than editing text is... Well that sounds pathetic.

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For some reason it seems unethical to edit fanfiction once published...

Jul. 4th, 2011 | 12:37 am

I feel like I shouldn't go back and tinker with the story. Is this something anyone can make sense of?

I actually am going to play around with the words and see if I can make it flow better and improve style. Yet I'm afraid to. I'm sure this is worse for someone who's story has been read by more than 3 people. XD

Well, I'll try to get over it.

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Harry Potter Fanfiction: Harry and the Locket (G: Suggested m/m Romance)

Jun. 20th, 2011 | 09:12 pm

Title: Harry and the Locket
Author: dreaminghour 
Rating: G
Genre: (Unrequited) Romance
Pairing: Harry and Ron
Fandom: Harry Potter, books and movies
a/n: It's been a while, I welcome constructive criticism. (Also, I'm trying to figure out the Livejournal norms of titling your posts... if you want to message me with your intuitive remarks, I'd welcome it.)

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X-Men: First Class -- My First Vignettes Ever

Jun. 18th, 2011 | 03:45 pm

Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Pairing: Charles/Erik
Rating: Sensitive T
WARNING: No ableist slurs, but the time line is not chronological. Some of these take place during the canon of the film, and 2, I believe, after. So don't be surprised when Charles is suddenly walking around.
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My view is a little skewed...

Jun. 16th, 2011 | 12:14 am
mood: okayokay

BLEACH is now on it's 425~ish'th chapter. I've switched to avoiding the anime (yeugh) and buying the translations rather than reading the scanlations... truth is, I'm way behind. I feel like SPOILER! Orihime has been waiting to be saved by the scoobies for years. It's been at least 2 for the official translations to be caught up to where I was reading online. Adding to the fact that I was a late convert (BloodyRose, wherever you are, thanks for that, btw) I've basically been reading it for half a dozen years. Wow. At least.

I have no patience now. The fights go on for ages it feels like... am I just out of touch? Do I need to go back and re-read? Refresh my appetite and so on?

In other news, I have a sick desire to watch some subbed BLEACH. I'm going to ignore that.

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