tortietta: (Red nose Harry)
The less I type the better, I think. Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] shoemaster and [livejournal.com profile] ashkitty and likely others too.

1. Comment with any ship [or character] from a fandom that you know I like, or at least have some knowledge about. (Er... HP, M*A*S*H, Pern, LoTR... There might be others but I don't think so.)

2. I will ramble for ~100 words about aforementioned ship. This may be incoherent gushing or exclamations of disgust, depending on what it is.

3. Put this on your LJ, if you are so inclined.

Thank god for spell check, and semagic, and the copy paste thingy.
tortietta: (Red nose Harry)
I really should be in bed at the moment, but I always screw my body clock up on a Saturday night which means that I'm always tired when I start work on Monday, but such is life.

I've spent much of the weekend avoiding the work I need to do by watching new episodes of 'The Simpsons' and reading M*A*S*H slash -- both of which I might add are incredibly addictive. Of course, I can't just watch an episode of The Simpons without making a bunch of icon bases. My favourite of which is this one: Homer love! )

Speaking of M*A*S*H slash, it amused me greatly to see the same prejudices against slash in the M*A*S*H fandom as in the HP fandom. The idiocy of some people will never cease to amaze me. Honestly, if something is clearly marked 'slash', do NOT leave a review going 'eww! slash! why couldn't you make this hawkeye/margaret instead!'. If slash isn't your cup of tea, don't click on the link marked slash! Rah!

Recently my cat has taken to sleeping in the bathroom. I don't pretend to understand why she is sleeping in the bathroom, but I'm sick to death of tripping over her in the middle of the night. Really, my feet can do without the scratches.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of training a new casual at work. Usually most of the casuals we get in are complete computer nerds and the thought of having a real conversation with any of them is laughable. But the new casual is different. He's smart and he's funny and he's good looking and as much as I hate to admit it I do sort of have a bit of a crush on him. Although, I try not to let myself, because I'm meant to be his mentor and just because I can have a real conversation with him, does NOT mean I should have a crush on him. No sirree! And the fact that I always look forward to his lunchtime visits? Yeah, that means nothing at all. Nope. Nothing.

Apparently I never update this thing enough, and I've got [livejournal.com profile] mockreality threatening to box my ears in if I don't update at least three times a week, so I guess I better start updating again. :/

And I realise this is all very random, but it's late and I need sleep! But, I updated, so yay!
tortietta: (Trio WTF)
It's late and really not the ideal time to get into a discussion on original fiction vs. fanfiction, but I was talking with [livejournal.com profile] mockreality who brought up some interesting points about what you get out of writing original fiction instead of fanfiction. I don't actually agree with her POV, but it did make me think about what I get out of writing fanfiction as well as original fiction.


C/p'd with permission from a tired [livejournal.com profile] mockreality. SPAG and incoherancy to be ignored. :">

[livejournal.com profile] maevy: so i have a hankering to write a novel length hp fic... haven't had an urge to do that in a long time....

[livejournal.com profile] mockreality: why dont you just write something non hp... you know? if i didnt always have uni work to do, that's what i would do... and indeed tried to over the xmas holidays. i don't, i never have understood the whole reasoning why someone wants to write fics of hp or fanfics in general.. i tried once or twice, but that is someone elses idea, someone elses imagination you are taping into and using their idea to, well... because you are too lazy to think of a different storyline, different characters. sure there interesting to read, but nothing like the real thing, the real experience of writing something that is uniquely yours.. something that doesn't need to comply with rules of canon.. etc. i mean i know that's what you love, and i am in no way trying to dismiss it, but i think you'd get more satisfaction of coming up with an original storyline of your own. that's me though and when i ever get to actually sit down and extend my short stories into novels that's what will make me happy, but doing and working on what someone elses hardwork seems not right.. you probably disagree with me totally, but that's your thing..

In which Maevy defends the creativity of writing fanfic, despite the fact that I am clearly brain-fried... )


Right, so the point of this post is to ask you all what you think. Why do you write fanfiction? What are your views on original fiction vs. fanfiction? I know a lot of you write original fic as well as fanfic so I'd very interested to hear all your views. So, speak up! Tell me what you think!

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