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23 October 2003 @ 10:13 pm
bored now.  
I just ate a Hostess cupcake for the first time in maybe three or four years. It really, really sucked. I mention this in case you were thinking of emulating me. I know some of you were. Don't lie. "She mentioned Hostess Cupcakes," some of you were musing. "Why, you know, I could go for a Hostess Cupcake right! now!" By god. If I jumped off a cliff or even a very high curb into moderate traffic I know that you'd follow me like lemmings.

Lemmings, lemmings, lemmings! That's what you are.

Notorious Smut Peddler Cries 'Lemmings' at Shocked Fans

Oct. 23, 2003 | SEATTLE, Wa (AP) -- In a baffling and disturbing outbreak not seen since Farrah Fawcett's tragic Letterman guest spot, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fan-fiction author Anna S. castigated her readers today for being, "Lemmings, lemmings, lemmings!"

"I didn't know what to think," blogger and Star Trek alumnus Wil Wheaton said in a phone interview with our reporter. Sounding shaken and upset, Wheaton said, "I only hope that she gets the help she needs before it's too late. I hate to see a BNF ["Big Name Fan"] make such an appalling example of herself."

The fan-fiction community was rocked by the outburst, which came after the confessed partial ingestion of a Hostess Cupcake by the author. Some commentators have wondered if Anna S. will try to explain her LiveJournal post by falling back on the "Twinkie defense," a theory linking junk-food consumption to aberrant behavior, popularized in the legal defense of Dan White in 1978 as a partial explanation for his murder of Harvey Milk and George Moscone.

"Of course the 'Twinkie defense' is a well-known urban legend," said one LiveJournal insider who preferred to remain unnamed. "I doubt that she'll get very far with fans on that excuse."

Anna S. was unavailable for comment at the time of this report.
In other news, there's something terribly wrong when it's October 23 and none of my 300 cable channels is providing me with any Halloween horror-movie fodder. Jesus, people. Give me some gore already. I'm sitting here watching several suited men talk earnestly in someone's living room. I don't know what they're saying. Mute is your friend. They could be talking about their experiences in the San Francisco BDSM scene, but since this is "Dial 'M' for Muder," perhaps not.

Is it fair that I should be this bored? anniesj has done her part, writing beautiful second-person (!) S/X vignettes in tones of aching sadness. Go, Annie.

Go monkey. Choose monkey.

That is never not funny.

So in cartoons this week, they're doing guest-cartoonist strips. That'd be fun to do in LJ, I think. Mysterious Guest Journalistas write each other's posts and then put them up, each person trying to capture the other poster's tone and style and content slant. And then people have to guess who is posting for who. Whom even. I'd be all anxious though. Would people mock me with love?

I notice that when I post smut, I get lots of comments. And this is nice! When I post chewy thoughts on the human soul and the ambiguous nature of demon identity--not so much. I'm not inviting enough in style or something. Or again, my notorious lack of repsonsiveness is to blame. But you know, I *do* sometimes get absorbed in a back-and-forth discussion, swapping the gum of theory from mouth to mouth, bonding with other fans through the holy communion of mental spit. I'm just not especially predictable as to when I'll do so.

Also, is it so wrong to want people to squeeze some of their tasty, copious brain juice into comments even if I don't intend to continue a longer conversation?

Wow. This is the ultimate Wank of Shame. Listen to me whine for attention! I adore myself, I really really do. Your love is going to my head, I'm floating away like a gassy balloon of self-love, up into the rarefied atmosph...hmm, where'd my monkey go?

There is hash in my cupcake.
 
 
 
Brassy Hag: weirdmiggy on October 23rd, 2003 10:17 pm (UTC)
I am dreadfully bored, having just written a four-page proposal on search engine placement, so I shall do a little dance for you to add a bit of excitement to both our lives.

*does the samba to a Latin techno remix of "Don't Fear The Reaper"*

Olé!
the butcher of mayfair: futurama-pimpslapanniesj on October 23rd, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
A) I heart your icon. In a dirty way.
B) Latin techno remix of "Don't Fear the Reaper"? ::head explodes::
C) ::shows you my bum::
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rubywisprubywisp on October 23rd, 2003 10:17 pm (UTC)
Well, I had a Hostess Zinger. And it was good. So there. Nyah. And I think I'll have another. Double nyah.

*quietly pushes the Southern Comfort bottle out of view*
Anna S.eliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:20 pm (UTC)
*surreptitiously takes another sip of Canadian Mist*
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the butcher of mayfairanniesj on October 23rd, 2003 10:18 pm (UTC)
I put the hash in your cupcake. Discuss.
Anna S.eliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
I love you, you hash-slinging bitch!

*kisses you soundly*
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gwynnega on October 23rd, 2003 10:20 pm (UTC)
a little brain juice for you
In other news, there's something terribly wrong when it's October 23 and none of my 300 cable channels is providing me with any Halloween horror-movie fodder.

I know...TCM showed some Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi flicks a week or so ago, and now almost nothing. Sheesh.

And your AP news item made me giggle...

Anna S.: gileseliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: a little brain juice for you
Dude, I *know*. That's the problem--I thought TCM was starting a whole month-long trend right up to Halloween. They tricked me, no treat. Bastards. That Ike Ted has a lot to answer for. I will make Giles glare at him.
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Spike's Heart: ooooh!spikes_heart on October 23rd, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC)
Twinkies and Sno-Balls... just not what they used to be. What one remembers from childhood, thanks to the "new and improved" versions, is not what one gets now.

Gods, I understand the boredom... think I might just go to bed before 5 am. Just for kicks!
Anna S.: weseliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:29 pm (UTC)
My cupcake is low on creamy filling and has a disturbingly high density of choco-cardboard cakeness.

Your Spike is yawning! Like a kitty-cat. Wes smiles at him.

God. I wish I could be more linear and coherent tonight. I'd write smut to make the whole world sing! Or squee. Or cry. Or perhaps turn away and shake its head.
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Sue Donym: scarywillow by niannahsue_donym on October 23rd, 2003 10:27 pm (UTC)
Also, is it so wrong to want people to squeeze some of their tasty, copious brain juice into comments even if I don't intend to continue a longer conversation?

Why, you know, I could go for some tasty, copious brain juice right! now!

Also, you are cute.

Here's a scary icon. *points*
Anna S.: brianeliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:31 pm (UTC)
Your icon was scarier when I thought it said "Eat me!" But that's okay. Very much in the Ted Turner spirit of chills and thrills, it is.

Give me a squirt of your brain juice and I'm yours forever. Let's talk about Kafka, the Hungarian constitution, and transcendentalism now, shall we? You first.
vi, miss vylit if you're nastyvylit on October 23rd, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)
Notorious Smut Peddler Cries 'Lemmings' at Shocked Fans
*dies of laughter* This has made my evening.
Anna S.: angeleliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:35 pm (UTC)
I kiss you! Nub even! Yes, nubbing is taking place here tonight in my LJ. Someone turn on the disco strobe light and crank up the Donna Summers. We will proceed to get down with the sweet funky.

And on that note, everyone should go rewatch the end credits of "She" with Angel & Wes dancing. Because I watched that the other day and was light-hearted for hours! ...okay, three minutes. But it was a great three minutes.
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Anna S.: xandereliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:41 pm (UTC)
You are such a doll, answering your e-mail. Why don't I ever think to do that? Oh wait. I do. And then I never do.

::hits self in head with funny mallet, sees birds and stars::

Mmmm. I know you can't share e-mail but I'm fascinated by what that speculation might be on Xander as vamp. Someone was saying recently how they were doubtful that the Wishverse Vamp!Xander we saw was all that plausible, that in fact he might have a transformed personality based on strong impulses of loyalty, etc. And then I recced them a Vamp!Xander WIP I couldn't remember the author of. And then I was kindly reminded by the author of what the story was! And then I bookmarked it! And now it's all forgotten again. Wait...was that you I was talking to?

Brain is lumpy, misshapen, and sad.
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A carbonated fusion beverage!: evil - green_luv (*hugs*)swmbo on October 23rd, 2003 10:40 pm (UTC)
But you know, I *do* sometimes get absorbed in a back-and-forth discussion, swapping the gum of theory from mouth to mouth, bonding with other fans through the holy communion of mental spit.

*sniffs* that's just lovely. I have the sudden urge to swap my mental spit with the entire world now.

Would the opposite of that be mental drymouth?
Anna S.: brianeliade on October 23rd, 2003 10:43 pm (UTC)
Would the opposite of that be mental drymouth?

Dry-brain! However, I am proud to say that I am always and forever a wet-brain!

*snerks rather sadly at self*

Sigh. Yes.
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sockkpuppett on October 23rd, 2003 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was watching Dial M and smoking a joint. I should have thought of you, but I was too busy counting the times Ray Milland said "Dahling."

I can't stand Hostess Cupcakes, but I love those Little Debbie wafers.
Anna S.: xandereliade on October 23rd, 2003 11:01 pm (UTC)
Little Debbie was one of those things I never ate till college. I sneered at them, looked down on them with a lip curl. Cheap! Tacky! Then I was poor and cheap and tacky seemed just the thing and I got semi-addicted to those little layer cakes for a time. Damn. Don't make me think of those.

I've always wanted to cultivate a mild pot habit. Circumstances have not favored that. Sadness. I mean, really. Drinking is legal but far worse for me I think.
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torchflambeau on October 23rd, 2003 10:53 pm (UTC)
I know not these cupcakes of which you speak. What I have a craving for now is Dial M for Mulder. Old fandoms never die, they just go AU.
Anna S.: spikeeliade on October 23rd, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
Old fandoms never die, they just go AU.

I do adore you, my little lingonberry tart. *keen grin*
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Mintwitchmintwitch on October 23rd, 2003 11:24 pm (UTC)
You know, I think I've identified the reason you don't have long convo's in your comments...

...swapping the gum of theory from mouth to mouth, bonding with other fans through the holy communion of mental spit.

Because, well, ew.
*g*
Anna S.: spikeeliade on October 23rd, 2003 11:29 pm (UTC)
Yes, I...hmmm. Er. Point taken.

*g*
sockkpuppett on October 23rd, 2003 11:26 pm (UTC)
PS
Don't know about your time zone, but Eddie Izzard is rerunning on HBO Comedy in about... 3 minutes. You need to cultivate a pot habit.
Anna S.eliade on October 23rd, 2003 11:31 pm (UTC)
Re: PS
No HBO. Bummer! But I need to sleep soon anyway. Have porny thoughts. Though some nights my porny pillow book really *does* get shoved aside to make room for ruminations on the nature of soul. Odd little growth on the top of my brain stem, this thing is turning ou to be. *pokes head*
Lorilorij on October 24th, 2003 12:15 am (UTC)
When I post chewy thoughts on the human soul and the ambiguous nature of demon identity--not so much. I'm not inviting enough in style or something.

It's not that at all, for me. You obviously put a lot of thought into the "chewy thoughts" and most of the time I agree with you. Or am a little intimidated. And a lot impressed. You hit a lot of angles that I never think of. Probably because I watch the show and think "Mmmm. Spike. Mmmm. Wes." and then forget to think about it as anything other than a show to enjoy.

Does that make sense?
Anna S.eliade on October 25th, 2003 03:54 pm (UTC)
It's not that at all, for me. You obviously put a lot of thought into the "chewy thoughts"

No! Not at all! They're quick-bake brownies. ;) I mean...okay, I'm thinking as I'm writing, and maybe the thoughts have been baking in my head for a bit, but that's about the extent of effort, which doesn't really seem like much, as it's all a mental dither and it's not as if I take the time to present my thoughts coherently.

Probably because I watch the show and think "Mmmm. Spike. Mmmm. Wes." and then forget to think about it as anything other than a show to enjoy.

Actually that's what I do too. I'm amazed at the indepth analysis that goes into some people's post-ep play-by-plays. Makes me blink.

squeeze me, stomp me,  make me winemoosesal on October 24th, 2003 05:59 am (UTC)
When I post chewy thoughts on the human soul and the ambiguous nature of demon identity--not so much. I'm not inviting enough in style or something. Or again, my notorious lack of repsonsiveness is to blame.

Some of us are just so damn busy that we haven't had time to read all of your recent chewy thoughts. I actually have "Read eliade's recent posts" on my to-do list. Not kidding. Maybe I need to get a life? I've been so swamped at work and bummed by life that I've pretty much only been making time for fic reading. But today should be lighter. I promise to read and respond.

Hostess cupcakes suck, twinkies rock. I just love sucking the cream filling out of the middle. It makes me think of S/X smut or A/W smut or A/S smut or A/S/W smut or...