This is the last week! I am going to miss this fest like mad, guys. People are posting so much awesome content on DW. I really hope there isn't a huge drop-off next Monday. XD
Hopefully I'll be posting some more content of my own later today, rather than just more link round-up stuff. *crosses fingers*
First off. Diana Gabaldon (again). She apparently deleted her three posts about the horrors of fanfic, but I found out via dira
that she's made a new post
wherein she talks about how she gave copies of her novel to the Doctor Who actor whose character her character is based on. Considering her books have this character getting graphically raped, it's pretty much the equivalent of those fans who try to give their slash or porny manips to actors. And yet she totally does not see her actions in those terms at all! D:
And speaking of people who are totally blind to their hypocrisy, according to yuki_onna
, Jasper Fforde thinks fanfic is stupid and doesn't understand the impulse
. This is a man whose entire career
has been built on fanfic! What on earth does he think fanfic is
And the rest, in no particular order: agonyaunt
is a comm for discussion of various "Dear Abby" type columns. I never read those myself, but I've so far found the discussion to be pretty interesting.naraht
: Classical composer RPF: the profic version
Is there really any differnce between RPF and historical fiction? Certainly cases like this don't seem any different to fanfic.jonquil
: Science fiction and me
Interesting post about why sci-fi doesn't do it for her anymore.tinnefoil
: do futanari and genderswap have a place in femslash?
There hasn't been a lot of discussion, but it's an interesting topic. sanguinity
: There Are Some Battles That I Do Not, Will Not, or Can Not Fight
About being closeted and judging yourself more harshly than others.shewhohashope
: In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night
About some really racist shit going down in DC Comics.thefourthvine
: Professional Writers vs. The People Who Love Their Work, Round Umpty-Snout
Why am I even linking this? Is there anyone who's not readint TFV yet? She is one of those super talented people who can write about anything
and make it funny. (This is obviously about the whole fanfic debate.)snarp
: Diana Gabaldon is too insane to exist; maybe she doesn't?
Despite the title, it's not really about Diana Gabaldon. I think this best sums up the post:
Anyway, when I am an awesome best-selling writer who everybody loves, I think I want to have some sort of license saying, "You can write fanfic and make fanart and even sell it in small zines if you want, as long as such sales (of my work and other persons' using the same or a similar license) do not make up more than $x000 a year or x% of your income. I agree not to steal shit wholesale from you and put it in my books, but in return you agree not to sue me if I make Spoonbeam and Deathle make out and you think it's totally just like your story. If I ever bitch about your charity auction, you are allowed to hit me with one of those big foam stick things in public. You can call my publisher to make arrangements. Or call Diana Gabaldon's publisher. Just to see what happens."helens78
: reading a series/successor authors
How do you read series? Do you reread previous books when a new one comes out?helens78
: like, respect, care for (on relationships and also on main-ing vs. alt-ing)
Being monogamous does not mean believing that monogamy is The One True Way For Everyone.helens78
: I don't always want your reality. Sometimes I want the what if.
What it says on the tin! "What if?" is the point of fanfic. So what if it's not canon.damned_colonial
: War in the porn / porn in the war
Interesting post about military fandoms (including those that don't seem, at first glance, to be military, such as Sherlock Holmes).damned_colonial
: Real life geek gatherings and body image
An interesting poll if you go to cons.hope
: Scripty goodness: Fanfiction Header Builder
This is so awesome! No more typing up headers every time by hand!trouble
: Ignore Them And They'll Go Away
About online bullying of people who write social justice blogs.bookshop
: Fannish spaces, girls, and the culture of silence
Thoughts on slash fandom and how the erasure of women is connected to the silencing of women IRL. (The LJ mirror (linked in the DW post) has a lot more discussion, but beware: it also has a lot of horrid OH JOHN RINGO NO comments.)bookshop
: Silence, consent, rape
Good Rape Culture 101 post.eleanorjane
: Roleplaying and Fanfic, or why GRRM makes no sense to me
George R.R. Martin hates fanfic, but is totally down with RPGs set in his universe. eleanorjane
explains why this makes little sense.ajnabieh
: Dressing Your Best Post #1: In Defense of Mom Jeans
I would argue that mom jeans represent the rejection of one of the major aspects of performing femininity in public: that women have the duty to be attractive (to me) at all points in time. [...] Except if you're a mom. If you're a mom, [...] you're already doing important social work--work that labels you as appropriately female, by the way. You don't have to be hot--you don't have to be a woman. You can just be a mom. cereta
I believe that personal responsibility is as much about taking responsibility for how you treat others as it is about protecting yourself.inkstone
: And for a change of pace: A complimentary word about LJ
Discussion about how no, really, unlike the claims some people are making, not everyone assumes that going to someone's hotel room at a con is an invitation to sexytiems.bravecows
: Not on pro authors who hate fanfic
Talking about writers who got their start in fanfic.fairestcat
: Consent Challenge
"A celebration of consent in all its infinite variety." telophase
: VERY IMPORTANT POLL
Not on DW, but I had to link it. This is a very interesting poll and discussion about how people carried their books in high school. Apparently there is a big gender divide. I had no idea. I honestly cannot remember how anyone carried books, not really even myself.
And now, writing!
The transfic fest
has really, really slowed down, but I'm hoping there will still be some more fics before the end of the fest (and more prompts, too! I am totally planning on saving up interesting prompts for future writing). I hope to write at least one more myself, but I have Remix to worry about, too, argh.
There have been three new fics, though:Once Upon a Time
(Harry Potter, mtf!Dudley)This Heart's Still Solid Like a Knife
(Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Chrome Dokuro, this has nothing to do with Mukuro; this is about me)Untitled
(Baccano!, Claire Stanfield, performance)
And also one piece of art! sqbr
based on that Sense and Sensibility fic
In addition to wanting to write something for the transfic fest, I also have a partially written fic for another fest that I now don't know if I'm going to finish in time. It's one of those things where I have it written out in my head completely, but am struggling to get the words down "on paper". (Can't really talk about it because it's supposed to be anon.)
I also have another fic I want to write that is inspired by a prompt on ladyslash
, but is really not similar enough to the prompt that I feel I could leave it as a fill. Also I don't have time to do it now. But! I want to write a Community fic about Shirley.
The prompt referenced the episode where Shirley and Annie were security guards and it made me think, what if Shirley knows about buddy copy tropes? What if she reads slash? She would, of course, be one of those slash fans who thinks it's all well and good in fiction, but is immoral IRL. But what if she were using it as a way to sublimate her own attraction to women? And telling herself she likes it because it has two men, twice the hotness, so of course she's not a lesbian!
So yeah, basically I want to write a fic about Shirley coming to grips with her sexuality and what that means for her as a Christian (maybe learning to be a little less judgemental of everyone else!). I don't think I'd actually want it to be pairing fic. She and Annie were cute as buddy cops, but Annie is so young. I don't really like that pairing. And I'm not fond of Shirley/Britta, either, so it would mostly be gen with OFCs.