One of those tumblr coincidences happened so obviously I had to document it,
“We find the link between writing and death manifested in the total effacement of the individual characteristics of the writer… If we wish to know the writer in our day, it will be through the singularity of his absence and in his link to death, which has transformed him into a victim of his own writing.” —Michel Foucault, ‘What is an author?’
AWWWWW THANK YOU!
This makes me super happy you have no idea! Now I want to know more. Which one is your fav? TELL ME YOUR FEELS OMG :P
no, but seriously, I’m really grateful and happy you liked them. <333
I have a lot of thoughts on this. Angry thoughts, to be completely honest. I’ll try to limit my use of capslock, but no promises.
I love the lack of capitalism in the creation of fanworks. It’s extremely important to me. We do it for ourselves, for each other. It is a free exchange of ideas and talents, done out of pure love and desire to create. FUCK YOU for trying to take that away from us.
I get it! Corporations just HATE that this huge, popular thing exists and they can’t figure out how to make money off it. So publishing companies scour archives for the next 50 Shades of Grey, trying to find anything that can have the ‘serial numbers’ filed off enough so that it can be resold as an original work.
They want to take something freely available, deny public access to it, then make people pay for the privilege of reading it. Isn’t capitalism beautiful?
I’m not saying that writers wanting to be paid for their work is inherently bad. Of course not! I have bookshelves full of books I paid money for. But people offering up their talents without requiring an exchange of goods in return is something I find truly beautiful. It goes against the grain of society, which teaches us ‘nothing’s ever free.’
Fandom is a small village, sitting around a campfire telling stories to each other. Anyone can sit and listen, anyone can contribute. You don’t need to pay to sit and listen – what a horrible shame it would be if someone built a fence, controlled the gate, held out their hand and denied you entry to the campfire if you didn’t have the cash in your pocket.
That is not what fanfic is about. It’s beautiful as is. Let’s not ever forget that.
AMEN TO THAT.
THIS. A SENTENCE. Part of a goddamned sentence. Is it so difficult? 1) Swipes lube from somewhere (esp in room because heeeell also used for wanking) even on your person because they do sell tiny packets and 2) even minimal preparation ffs
EXACTLY. It’s just like a sentence.
Like, arseholes aren’t self-lubricating (unless you’re in an Omega!verse fic but still). They’re not vaginas. FFS, even some vaginas need a bit of help lube-wise or stretching-wise. SO.
I mean, have they tried to stick ONE finger up their arses? If they did they’d never write anal without lube ever again.
AHHH!!! No lube is one of my personal pet peeves XD I mean, I can suspend my disbelief, but not THAT much
yeah, and I don’t understand why not? Like Merlin had a condom in his jeans and it wasn’t his first time but it was Arthur’s so I mean, it’s not even that many more words to just write ‘Merlin gave the lube to Arthur and showed him how to stretch him with his fingers until he was ready and Arthur was carefully pushing inside him’ OR SOME SORT OF VARIANT if you don’t want to spend time on that part of the sex.
well this fic was kinda good until the anal sex without lube… or any kind of vague lubrication that shouldn’t work but we suspend disbelief because porn.
Caitlin, Chelsea, Mel and Becca, you guys are amazingly supportive and wonderful and I love you!!!!
on the bright side, I did sign up to be an artist for Paper Legends, and I’m working with someone awesome and their story is amazing and I have good ideas about what style/kind of art I want to do for it. So. Working on that too once I get back home. And I have a good idea for the letsdrawmerlin challenge-thingy too. So.