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14 October 2008 @ 06:27 pm
Shakespeare midterm today went surprisingly not-badly. Whoever wrote it (the professor or the T.A.; they like keeping us in the dark about these things) chose really good passages, and I just kept thinking of things to say to the point of going on analytical tangents.

This is why I love Billy. There's just so much there. My Inner Cynic always gets into fights with my Inner English Major on the topic of whether or not writers intend even half of what we attribute to them thematically when we're trying to stretch our essays out to the assigned length, but damn if Billy didn't give it a good go. I'm still slightly dubious that he deliberately arranged The Comedy of Errors -- which is all twin confusion and silliness and hilarity -- to make a point about self-discovery in unity and using other people as mirrors, but... well, hey. There's textual evidence. XD And like we were talking about in my OTHER English class today, once it's on the page, it's kind of out of the writer's hands. It's an entity of its own. Which is a scary thing and a wondrous one.

I still haven't talked to those computer store losers about the memory they stole from me. (*has Kira flashbacks*... I mean what?) Yesterday when I walked by, they had a sign that said "Closed Until," and the number delineating the hour of return had fallen out.


And now for a fandom meme I nabbed from jenwryn because it was much too amusing to pass up. 8D

(Self inserts, mary sues, and the likes)
[ ] Written a self-insert fic? Though God if all my early original fiction wasn't transparent self-inserts who ended up with hot boyfriends... XD
[X] Given an in-series character your hobbies, likes, or dislikes? I'm with Jenny; sometimes these things coincide. XD
[X] Created a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu? Meet Marie. No, don't; please don't click. XD
[ ] ... And then zealously denied they were one?
[X] Invented and populated an alternate universe so complex it might as well be an original novel? Usually eltea is implicated just as much, if not more, than I am, but that's really just 'cause she's a better world-builder. :P And most of these haven't gotten out yet, but rest assured that they exist. XD
[ ] ...And then eventually decided to make it into an original novel?
[ ] Claimed a given character as YOUR boyfriend/girlfriend/exclusive drooling property? Only my original characters, and nobody fights me over those! XD

(the money you've shelled out for fandom goodies)

[ ] Gone without basic necessities to get fandom necessities instead? .../cheapskate
[ ] Spent over a hundred dollars on fandom related good at once?
[ ] ...Over five hundred?
[ ] Purchased dvds, doujinshi, manga, etc. directly from Japan? .../still cheapskate XD
[ ] ... when you don't speak/can't read Japanese?
[X] Bought music, food, cherry flavoured lube because you saw your favourite character enjoy it in series? I was addicted to chocolate before meeting Mello, but he changed the way I look at that addiction. :P And it is absolutely incontrovertible that cakes has tasted better since I met L. I didn't really used to like cake... XD
[ ] ...Because you saw it in a fic? I DOES NOT TRUST THEM INTERNET FREAKZ. Well, you guys are clearly an exception. :P

(Cosplay and mimicking characters)

[ ] Cosplayed an age/gender/weight/body inappropriate character? I don't cosplay. I parody. 8D That's why I've been Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, Indiana Jones, and Francis Crick. You know, one of the two guys who figured out DNA is a double-helix. :P
[ ] Cosplayed a character you know nothing about?
[ ] Cosplayed as a love interest of your favourite character just to get cosplay attention from said character?
[ ] Made out with someone because of who they cosplayed? LOLLLLLLAAAAGE. XD
[ ] Stalked some one online/at a con/at school, because of who they cosplayed/RP/remind you of?
[ ] Claimed a character as your muse/soulbond/head mate?
[ ] Claimed you ARE a given character, but only jokingly? I actually always have trouble thinking of characters I'm like. I mean, we established long ago that eltea is the secret real-world lovechild of Tonks and Lupin, but I have never found my secret character parents. XD

(Flame wars, shipping, and other rage inspired by fandom)

[ ] Started or been involved in a flame war over a pairing? The way Dramione fans threaten Ron with grisly death always frightens me. O_o
[ ] ... Over someone not writing/RPing a favorite character "right"? Drives me crazy when they do, but I wouldn't flame someone for it. Have given a Mary Sue-er a critique the size of Arkansas, which went ignored...
[ ] ... Over someone claiming 'your' character as theirs?
[ ] Written a fic just to bash a character you don't like? Have inserted countless jibes at the author of the original work and many of its conventions. :P
[ ] ...and killed them horribly in the fic? Why waste a death scene on a character who nobody'll cry for? XD
[ ] Hated a ship or character because of someone who supports/RPs it?
[ ] Ended a friendship because you don't ship the same things?


[X] Written/RPed/drawn lemon as a virgin? *wails* Death Note converted meeeee...!
[ ] Used something you read in a fic/RP on your RL boy/girlfriend? ...'fraid I don't read enough het for that to be TOO effective... XD
[ ] Wrote completely impossible crack pairing smut which became a fandom staple? One of my current projects sounds a bit like a crack pairing until you think about it. XD
[ ] Can you recommend fics by kink? I'm not all that well-versed, sadly. XD
[ ] Suggested something on a kink meme and then fulfilled your own request?
[ ] Written/enjoyed a kink that completely squicks you in RL? SQUIIIIIICK!!!! ...sorry, just wanted to type that out. :P
[X] Discovered a kink because of fandom? ...I have no excuses. :P

(All nighters and other gluttonous consumption of fandom goodies)

[ ] Watched an entire series in one sitting?
[ ] ...And it was more than twenty episodes?
[ ] Eaten only anime-related foods (pocky, suchi, etc.) during a marathon?
[ ] Played any sort of anime drinking game?
[ ] ...Created an anime drinking game? Okay, every time Light laughs evilly -- every time someone's hair and eyes change color when they're thinking -- every time Matsuda gets shut down -- ...damn, that sounds fun. :P
[ ] Applied for a character in an RP just so that no one else could RP them?
[ ] Claimed all the fics for your fandom/pairing in a kink meme?

(Blowing shit off you need to do for fandom things)

[X] Stayed up all night RPing/reading fic/watching anime/playing video games when you had school/work the next day? Technically not ALL night. But much-of-night. XD
[ ] Asked for an extension on something you didn't do because you were reading fic/RPing/watching anime? Have seriously considered it. XD
[X] Read fic or RPed while at school/work? I mostly write in class, but I figure that probably counts. :P And I HAVE done RP work in class, though it wasn't a fandom RP, but that is irrelevant, and I am wasting pixels telling you so.
[X] ...And it was smut? I READ SMUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIBRARY LAST THURSDAY AND IT WAS LEGIT. Honestly. It was sad how proud of myself I was. :P
[ ] Made things up because you were too lazy to check series facts for your fic? Yeah, there's so much online that I usually just check. Or guess and screw it up and let eltea correct me. :P
[X] Filled out a fandom related meme when you should have been working/doing homework? Right now! *solidarity with Jenny* XD
[ ] Created a fandom related meme when you should have been working/doing homework?


0-7: Fandom Virgin - You are a pure, untouched soul. You've never been in fandom before. In fact, you probably aren't sure what it is... Just don't ask us to be gentle, okay?

8-14: Fandom Saint - You're a saint! You've done so little wrong in fandom! ... In fact, you're kind of boring. Go out and write some smut already!

15-21: Repentant Sinner - You've made your mistakes in the past, but you're ready to let that go. With some good fic or fanart, you'll be in the fandom gods good graces again. Now get on your knees and show me just how sorry you really are.

22-28: Middle Way - You're a walking contradiction. For every good fic and thoughtful review there's a flame and a self-insert to balance it. You're a fence-sitter, neither good nor bad, though you have the potential for both. So make up your damn mind already!

29-35: Bad Influence - You're certainly not the worst that fandom has to offer, but your fandom soul is more than slightly tarnished. In fact, you might be responsible for the corruption of others. But you probably don't feel sorry about it.

36-42: Damned Sinner - Where am I? Where are we going? And why am I in this fandom shaped handbasket? ... Well, at least we've got really good smut here.

43-49: Fandom Demon - You've done it all, been around the fandom block, and baby, you don't even regret it. Satan could learn a thing or two from you.

...but I do want to write smut...! XD

I mean... you saw nothing. *waves hands* These aren't the droids you're looking for.

Feeling: goodgood
Elteaeltea on October 15th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
That drinking game sounds awesome; I think we should play it with Hershey’s Kisses or something. =D

And haha Star Wars! <3 Ben. XD
Vitamin C: L and Misatierfal on October 15th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
omg can we plz? :P

Me too. 8D
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Vitamin C: L - Bewilderedtierfal on October 15th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
I was definitely big on chopping dudes' heads off when I was a kid, I dunno what everyone else was doing with their childhoods... :P

I was thinking that as I typed the words. XD

They're jerkfaces. XD Ah, well...