Sorry you are having a rough time with fandoms (esp. Sherlock). I hope you are not completely disillusioned. Here are some good vibes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Don’t worry, lovely people like you keep me from getting too pissed off at everyone. The good vibes are totally felt and gladly accepted <3
Re your post about being over the Sherlock fandom and how it's ruined your desire to fic, I'm with you. I got fed up with being "corrected" until I just started to wonder who the fuck owns fandom and why it couldn't be fun any more. So I went dark, keep my thoughts to myself, and gave up the budding friendships I was making. It's a loss that makes me a bit sad, every day. But at least I'm no longer being pecked to death by the righteous.
Oh sweetie. I simultaneously know exactly what you mean and feel so sorry that you felt you had to take that drastic of a step to end friendships before they really got going. I consider myself very lucky that I made some very good friends who feel the same as I do or who I’m close enough with that we respect each other’s differences in opinion, but I’m honestly really sad that you didn’t get the chance. But I completely understand the need to take care of yourself like that.
And while jumping totally back into the swing of fandom may not be your jam, I’m absolutely available for wank-free friendship if you’d like (that…sounds wrong) (uh) (my point still stands) (I’m less awkward in person) (not really)
Hope you feel better soon! I know insomnia really sucks. *hugs*
Gosh, I just have the loveliest followers, don’t I? You all are so freakin sweet I don’t even know what to do with you all. Thank you everyone who sent me hugs and advice and love, you’re all too wonderful for words. I think I’m going to take some very good advice and take myself to bed with a mug of tea and Persepolis and hope that sleep comes quickly. I love you all <3
oh, sweetie. i hope you feel better! i always love seeing your posts on my dash and it's a bummer you had a horrible day. don't worry, hon! just think of a few days from now when you'll be feeling way better!!!!!!
Thank you so much dearie! You are so sweet!!
You ship martolly? Because excitement....
I do indeed ship Martin/Molly! I have for a long time now, and I actually used to be fairly active in writing fics and ficlets for them, but the ship has gotten pretty quiet recently. That doesn’t mean that I don’t ship them anymore because holy cow do I, I’m just not as active in the writing department. Who knows though, if I find the right inspiration I might just do something for those ridiculously adorable dweebs again :)
From the song meme: K
K: A song I know all the lyrics to - Well since I know all the lyrics to most of the songs that I like because I’m weird and listen to things to death, let’s go with my favorite song.
Paloma, Carbon Leaf
(Also this was my 20,000 post. I’m not awake enough to know how I feel about that yet. Yay?)
Hey about your published ask answer- game of thrones as in tv show, yes I completely agree with your stance, but if the judgement of the books is based off the show, you ought to give them a read. They are almost entirely different in terms of characterization, and some plots. Except Joffrey. Joffrey was a little shit.
(sorry this took so long to answer, work rather frowns on using tumblr on the clock)
Ok. So. I’m going to preface my answer with an apology because this is most likely going to turn into a rant-y ramble, and if at any point it seems like I’m upset with you I’m really not but this is a conversation I’ve had a lot. Like, a frustrating number of times. So I’ll do my best to explain without being snippy. No promises though.
The very short answer to this is that I did try to read Game of Thrones, and I hated them. I thought the writing was atrociously bad (there are grammar errors in the the beginning of the first book I mean come on), the prose was dull and unpolished, and basically it was so boring that I threw it down in disgust and never bothered trying again. That’s mostly what it is, but if for some reason you care to read the longer version I’ll stick it below a cut.
hey cutie patootie i hope you're having a good day :)
Aww thank you sweetie! I just got home from work, but I actually did have a rather nice day so thanks! <3
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26. A book you would prescribe for an aspiring author.
It may seem like a bit of an odd choice, but I really do recommend this book to anyone who loves books and words and the power that stories can have to change individual lives and the world around them. The writing is gorgeous - lush and romantic with a wonderful undercurrent of decay creeping in at the edges of the city that the characters inhabit so fully that it feels like you are walking the streets with them. I turn back to this book every time I want to be inspired to make my writing more descriptive and my characters more real, so I think it’s a great story for an aspiring author to read.
24. A book you think everyone should read.
This book is something that everyone should experience at least once. And when I say experience I really do mean it, because this short little book is one of those stories that crawls inside you and inhabits every inch of you, the kind of story you can’t shake for days or weeks after you’ve finished it. It is one of the most powerful and affecting pieces of literature that I’ve ever read.
20. The funniest book you own.
I have a shelf full of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams and you ask me to pick one that’s the funniest? Ugh. Well it’s like picking a favorite child, or would be if I had or liked children, but my poor, battered, much loved copy of Good Omens is one of the fucking funniest things I have ever read or will ever read and if you haven’t read this masterpiece yet then DROP EVERYTHING AND GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.
What piece of yours has affected you the most, and why?
Hmm, that’s a difficult question. A couple of things I’ve written have affected me in different ways - for example Filthy/Gorgeous is the piece that’s really made me think that I might have a shot of writing a real novel, and Bedroom Hymns has the best lasting memories - but I think overall it has to be Breathing’s Just A Rhythm.
That story has actually come to mean more to me as I’ve gotten farther away from writing it, because I’ve come to think more and more about Martin and what he went through there. I do wish that I could go back and re-write a lot of things in that story, but the emotional response I had from myself and what I got from others really made a lasting impact on me. It’s kind of hard to describe but I feel like that story has made a place for itself in my heart, and I know that I’m going to carry it with me for a long time.