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Monday, September 29th, 2014
10:23 pm
The story of Steve and Bucky's epic romance, told through my silly taste in music
One Upon A Time In New York City (Disney)
Two Little Boys (traditional)
You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate (Zoey Van Goey)
You, Me, and Steve (Garfunkel and Oates)
Soldier Boy (The Shirelles)
The Soldiering Life (The Decemberists)
Once Upon A Dream (Disney)
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Nancy Sinatra)
Never Mind the Strangers (Saw Doctors)
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
4:12 pm
Can you prove otherwise?
* Otacon isn't on the autism spectrum, but Solid Snake is.
* After VB/Thanfiction left fandom, he decided to put his talents to more profitable and spectacular uses... as a Consulting Criminal! He was practicing his Irish accent to become Jim Moriarty.
* Neither book!Sherlock Holmes nor book!Irene Adler are cisgendered.
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
3:21 pm
I should probably stop thinking "right, like Sherlock Holmes" every time someone says they have Asperger's Syndrome and a mood disorder.
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
3:04 pm
Would the 'ship name for The Disciple/The Sufferer (Homestuck ancestors) be Purrsonal Jesus?
Thursday, November 24th, 2011
1:17 pm
I know what the reviewer really meant, but the phrase "transsexual film" makes me think of a movie that's conceived as a gritty action flick but turns out to be a Douglas Sirk melodrama.
Monday, November 21st, 2011
10:17 pm
I was listening to Christmas music on youtube, and came to the realization that "Stop the Calvary" would make a great title for a speculative fiction story about a time-traveling militant atheist who wants to change the course of religious history by preventing the crucifixion, and the priest who knows what he's up to and is having a philosophical crisis about whether to try and stop him. Although that would really be more relevant to Easter than Christmas, I suppose...

Darnit, I got theological speculation and alternate history in my stupid typo-based puns again!
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
7:18 pm
Clearly, I've been spending too much time at kink memes. Because now I want to write a story set in one of those magical soulbonding d/s universes, only it's about an asexual and a switch in a marriage of convenience who go around having wacky adventures.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
9:34 pm
Inspired by BPAL and Racialicious, among other things
I wonder if anyone's talked about the exoticising rhetoric that's not uncommon among indie perfume retailers? I think that in the perfumers' cases it's probably fueled more by their general tendencies to emphasize the romantic and mysterious elements in everything, rather than any deliberate Othering, but I see how it could be off-putting to some people who are already sick of their culture being depicted as the Exotic Whatever.
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
11:09 am
Is the whole "the literal meaning is not inherently insulting, and I didn't mean it in a negative way, so getting offended over what I call you due to its implications/connotations to yourself is political correctness gone mad" mostly a privileged-to-less-privileged thing?

Because, admittedly, outside of fandom there's only a small handful of women I know very well, but I've never encountered a group of women going 'Sperm donation is an important contribution to the human reproductive process and not inherently degrading, and I didn't mean it in an objectifying way, so what's all those guys objecting when I call them "sperm bank?" Godessdamned men's movement!'

Yes, this was inspired by something I encountered IRL.
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
4:57 pm
I'm not saying it's impossible to understand anything one does not partake of, but sometimes it seems like, for all their vaunted theological literacy, those atheists who read through the Bible in order to find all the inconsistencies or gather ammunition for arguments "understand" religion in the way that a scientist who read through all the Monster Manuals taking notes on all the violations of the laws of physics and biology would understand gamer culture.
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
8:55 pm
It's probably not funny to anyone but me
Dear self,
Even on the off chance that you do write an Oldcelot centric story, you shouldn't do it just for the chance to title something "Midnight in the Garden of Evil Cowboys." This is not a Ranma 1/2 movie.
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
9:51 am
I have a slight familiarity with Hetalia, apart from seeing all the ideological battles on fandomsecrets (mostly browsing the community to see if they have anything about Canada or Norway, those being the country whose history I majored in and the portion of my ethnic heritage with which I most strongly identify, respectively). I'm not going to sound off on whether I think it's inherently hideously offensive or what, because all the Scandinavian-American ethnic humor I was exposed to growing up has made me too desensitized to be able to speak for people who have a reason to be touchy. I've spent my entire life in a part of the country where every other school sports team is the Vikings and nobody seems to mind much, so the "how would YOU feel" test isn't really applicable.
But anyway, I feel inclined to take slight exception with the artist's portrayal of Canada, because I have a fairly clear mental image of what a cutesy anthropomorphic personification of Canada would be like, and it's not him. For one thing, I see Canada as a girl.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
12:48 am
I'm glad Obama won, but part of me feels oddly disengaged about it. Maybe if I'd followed the whole campaign more closely I'd have gotten more emotionally invested, but currently I just feel a sense of vague inexplicable anticlimax blended with the generalized feeling that things have gone reasonably desirably. That, and a touch of, "please, let him not be a Patriot experiment in the use of internet memes to affect the democratic process."

Still, it should be interesting seeing how things change. What are the left-wing political satirists going to do now?
Monday, September 8th, 2008
10:56 pm
I'm disappointed in the Torchwood/Doctor Who fandom
We have a canon time-and-space-traveling omnisexual, and yet the majority of the fic pairs him up with either conventionally attractive cisgendered youngish humans or a conventionally attractive cisgendered youngish-looking superficially-human-identical alien. I can understand why they do this on the show, as it makes casting and special effects much easier and, even if Torchwood is supposed to be the edgy show, they don't want to squick their audience too badly. But fandom doesn't have to worry about whether the tentacles will look too much like rubber or cgi! I mean, if you like crossovers, the man could be the Little Black Dress of the multiverse, without any worries over "Sure, it's a hot idea, but how to convince the main character to cooperate."

Aliens! Tentacles! Futa! Anthropomorphic personifications! (Or, for four great tastes that go deliciously together until it all ends in tears, Captain Jack/Admiral ZEX/Desire of the Endless. Call it "Ways to Love," after the Jason Webley song.) Intelligent shades of blue! (And if someone could make *that* work, they would win and internet and a half. And, if they were someone I knew IRL, a homemade cake.)
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
2:31 pm
For Future Reference - not entirely serious MGS4 speculations
1. Ocelot has been carrying a Snake's spirit around with him, but not Liquid's (that was just an act). Ladies and gents, say hello to - Revolver Bosselot! It's kind of romantic, in a twisted way. Awww...

2. Otacon will not die.

3. The Boss will be involved somehow, or at least mentioned.

4. The big twist - Snake doesn't die either! And neither does Meryl! Or Raiden! (Vamp does, but he gets better.)

5. Cyborg!Raiden and Vamp break up, but continue to meet on occasion for attractively choreographed homoerotic fight scenes.

6. I would say that Emma comes back as an undead badass, but since we already have Raiden...

7. Raiden dates one of the B&BB girls after she gets over the crazy, but she dumps him because of his incessant Snake fanboying.
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
9:53 pm
Why are there no Metal Gear Solid/due South crossovers?!
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
6:57 pm
I've never seen an episode of Highlander in my life, but I want a story where Methos is the Wandering Jew. Why not? He would have been alive at the time, as far as I know, and the actor looks at least as Middle-Eastern as most conventional depictions of Jesus.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
11:30 pm
Is there any Glitch/DG out there that isn't really fluffy or generically romantic?

Also, I predict that this year metafandom will get sick of the whole race/(cis)gender/sexual orientation thing, and do a few rounds on something like class, disability, or non-binary gender. I don't know what they'd do for class, but House and Tin Man have decent-sized fandoms, and you can't write House or Glitch without dealing with the Leg or the Brain, respectively.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
1:41 am
I think I have a new OTP. And I haven't even seen the canon!
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
1:39 am
I wonder if part of the difficulty in talking about racism in fandom is the fact that most people's internet reflexes are maladapted to it. Because the internet is full of people ready to take indignant exception to just about anything, including such notorious slurs as "British" and "cisgendered," that I think many people who have been around a while tend to assume that anyone having a problem with them, when the offense isn't immediately visible, must be acting out of individual sensitivity. In some situations, this attitude is a good way to stay sane, but if there really are issues with what you're doing that you aren't aware of, it can lead to all kinds of trouble.

Just a thought.
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