February 13th, 2003

elijah

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Gratuitous story post.

I finished the S/X! Have sent Herself the last chunk. Will be posting fairly soon, I imagine. I am all cat-eyed, with a canary feather caught in my whiskers.

I love the Spander. Yes I do. Everyone should write more, more, more of it!

Oh my god--just went to TWOP and saw a CLex banner. People, people. This is getting out of control.

Heh.

I am a little drunk tonight. Drank last night, too. But it seems to have fueled the writing for a change.

For dinner I had a whopping big piece of cake and some popcorn. Jesus fuck.

Tomorrow I will be away from the office, down in Tacoma for an offsite trip lasting just about all day. Limited access to e-mail. Grrr. I have that sharp, restless, almost coital need to get the fic *out there*. Consummate it. You know?

Sighhhhhh.

Can't think of anything else to type. Toddling off now.


elijah

Hmm.

Does anyone ever experience the phenomenon of missing posts on Friends lists? Sometimes I'm like, "Hey, X hasn't posted in a while," and then I go to her LJ directly and there her posts are. This has happened at least a half dozen times and it's irritating. And I skip back again to track them down, and can't find them.

Or this--entries all out of chronological order. Which isn't so bad in a single day, but when someone's Feb 10th post is between Feb 13th and Feb 12th, that's just insane.


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but then again...

My mood can change. jennyo, whose posts never show up in my friends list for some whackass reason (*curse* you, LJ), makes me belatedly very very happy with both fiction and meta.

I haven't read much Spike/Angel(us), but I was wowed by the story above. Just...wow.

And as for meta, one can only say word to this: "...not only is gay subtext alive and well and DELIBERATE on television, [but] seeing it does not make me a worse or less objective reader of the show than you." Except I don't necessarily think that's an attribute of readers who might be in the process of a slash conversion--who often end up saying things like, "Huh, it really *is* there, I see it all the *time* now!"--as it is of people who simply dig in their heels and resist anything but the most conventional, LCD reading of text, while claiming the elephant of subtext is not at all squatting on their living room carpet.

But never mind that. Jenny's meta here is just one long, intelligent rant of beauty that words all my own half-formed, unarticulated thoughts and utterly slays me.

("...you're surprised/amazed that us "slashers" might also believe in canon and characterization and good writing and we're not just writing gay porn with character names attached to get our jollies.")

Sigh of fangirl lurve.

Except for the shorthand remark. I mean...having used that phrase recently myself, I hope I didn't help spur this rant. I think there often is a slash shorthand. Not in reading canon, so much as in writing it. And I could talk more about that, but it's late and I'm fairly drunk. So I'll just leave it at that.

Edited to add: I think there often is a slash shorthand. Not in reading canon, so much as in writing it. Not reading canon, but reading *fan-fiction*, that's also another matter. But maybe I'm just on crack and it's all about reading agendas. Except...I think these are fluid, and that the more *fluent* you get in a reading template or paradigm--the better you are at seeing certain patterns, and in reading (sub)text like its own language--the more shorthand you can then use. The neural connections are there, snapping you associatively from thought to thought like a tesseract. It's just...different. You sometimes have to learn this, though, as many people have to learn a language who aren't born to it. I was a born slasher, but not everyone is.

And now I really am done.


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