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So I'm on a Veronica Mars fic kick.  It's great.  Lots of great writers in the community.  But there's just this one thing that's
driving
     me
out
          of
     my
*fucking*
               mind.

So.

As I'm going through various fic archives, I'll see an entry.

Appealing title?
Check.

The obligatory preview line is slick and intriguing?
Check.

I grin and eagerly slide my mouse over the link and click and...

Error.  You are not authorized to view this entry.

Qu'est que c'est?

Well it must be a fluke.  Surely, it's a fluke.

But it KEEPS happening.  Always the same writers, with their provocative little icons and enticing blurbs...  The fic sounds so, SO good and I really, REALLY want to read it...

ERROR.  YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VIEW THIS ENTRY.

Fuck!  Why does this feel like such a rejection?  *cries*  Why am I not good enough to read your goddamn fanfic, huh?!?  *shakes fist*

Can someone please explain this to me?  What's the point of posting your FIC in a FIC archive and then locking said FIC so no one can read it!?!  WHAT IS THE FUCKING POINT??? 

I just felt this issue needed to be addressed.  I'm contemplaiting starting a movement.  A FREE THE FIC! movement.

Here endeth the blog.
Current Mood:
pissed off pissed off
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Fans of Little Women often divide along Jo/Amy lines. Jo was independent and smart, but Amy always seemed to get what she wanted and have more fun. Are you in the Jo camp or the Amy camp?



Well all four sisters are truly architypes of women/womanhood. We all have a little Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy in us, don't we?

Let's put aside The Great Jo vs. Amy Debate for a moment. That's been hashed over too much. Let's discuss all four Little Women and how we relate to each.

I was the baby of the family, so I'm sure my sister would say I was a lot like Amy in some ways - devious (like all little sisters are) and able to wrap everyone around my little finger - but I never had Amy's sense of entitlement, thank God. That was the character's major flaw, which I could not abide.

Like most girls, I always identified the most with Jo. A mutual love of books, writing, theater, and tomboy-ishness drew me to that character. I was always writing plays and stories and when I wasn't doing that, I was climbing trees. But I lacked Jo's fearlessness. I was painfully shy around strangers - just like Beth - and very well-behaved - but I think that all can be traced back to my eagerness to please, moreso than any inate saintliness.

Meg was the eldest and aspired to be the perfect wife and mother. I'm not in that place yet, but I can picture myself being more Meg-like one day.

Or, better yet, more Marmie-like. Was there ever a more perfect wife and mother in the history of literature? I can't think of any.


 

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I should have known. It was just too wonderful to last.

 

What a perfect little gem of a show: pretty to look at, intelligent, and witty. Pushing Daisies was a sweet confection that made me smile and filled my heart with a giddy joy week after week. Can someone explain to me why watching has-been celebrities salsa dancing draws millions of viewers while a critically-acclaimed show like Daisies can't keep an audience?

Yes, my thoughts exactly, Olive.

I firmly believe that the Reality show has been the worst thing to happen to TV, like, EVER. I can't help be feel that it makes people dumber, pettier, and more obsessed with celebrity and fame. They do little to engage people's minds and often cater to the lowest common denominator. "Are You Smarter Than A Third Grader?" Yeah, actually, I like to think I am.

Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies and other wonderful shows like Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls, is a genius. His brain is a beautiful instrument of creativity. I only hope the rest of the world will discover what some of us special few already know.

Ned the Piemaker once told his childhood sweetheart Chuck that the reason he brought her back to life was because he just thought his world would be a better place if she were in it.

Well - Ned, Chuck, Emerson, Olive, Lily, Vivian, Coroner Guy Who Only Ever Said "Mmhm...", and Digby - for a while, the world was a nicer place because you were in it.

 
Current Mood:
crushed crushed
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As some of you may know, I've been working on my Firefly AU, The Ties That Bind, for... oh... FOREVER AND A DAY! I can't seem to write linearly, or maybe chronologically is the right word. I have a decent outline. I know pretty clearly where I want to take the characters and where I want to end up. I've written several scenes already… but I'm undecided about how to proceed and in what FORMAT I want to write this fic.
 

It's a story that spans two generations - the original Firefly crew and then the epilogue features their grown children. I'm not sure which tense would be the best to use. Past or present? I've noticed that when I write scenes, I sometimes write them in past tense, sometimes in present tense.
 

In your opinion, what would be the best tense to use? Would it be OK to write the majority of the fic in past tense and then use present in the epilogue?

In addition to that, I'm thinking maybe instead of writing chapter after chapter (like Mal4Prez), perhaps do a series of vignettes? 

Can anyone recommend a well written fic - or even a book or novel - that uses that format? 


I eagerly await your responses!
 

Also, here's a little scene I've been working on for The Ties That Bind...


 
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If you could pick any TV show that has been off the air to come back for one more season, which show would you pick and why?


Just ONE?!?  Seems like every show I fall in love with gets canned...  Dead Like Me, Angel, Keen Eddie, Arrested Development, Pasadena, Joan of Arcadia, Roswell,...

But my one true love - the show I would sell my blood and possibly a kidney to get back on the air - is Firefly.  (But Dead Like Me is a close second.)
 

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 "Probably."


And since phyrelight, agent rouka, and charlie bz are all doing this survey, I guess I will too.

Dear Flist,
I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine ... you're on my list, so I want to know you better! Answer in the comments, if you please!
Love, Amanda

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A.

02) What was your dream growing up?
A.

03) What talent do you wish you had?
A.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A.

05) Favorite vegetable?
A.

06) What was the last book you read?
A.

07) What zodiac sign are you?
A.

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A.

09) Worst Habit?
A.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A.

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A.

16) Do you have any pets?
A.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A.

23) Ever been arrested?
A.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A.

26) Would you ever hug a perfect stranger?
A.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A.

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
A.

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A.

34) Do you have "one of those faces" (i.e. you look horribly familiar to everyone)?
A.

35) Do you believe in God?
A.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A.
 
Current Mood:
sleepy from too much wine
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Captain Tightpants vs. Mr. Awesome. It doesn't get better than this.

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The Twilight Blog Rant or Why I Support Team Edward

 

K, here goes. The risk of pissing off any teenyboppers that might stumble across this blog is great, but I just have to get my thoughts out here. Please forgive this scattered, unstructured rant. And beware the spoilers.

Current Mood:
annoyed annoyed
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So my friend Suzanne is at my place for our weekly BSG Watch and Katee Sackoff is just acting her ASS off and we're totally impressed. Somebody give this girl an Emmy, please??? 

 

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