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27 November 2005 @ 02:08 pm
you know...  
There is the pain of badfic, and then there is the different, special pain of good fic. The pain of stories so good--so FREAKING BRILLIANT--that you wonder why you started re-reading them when you were trying to write something yourself, because you will never even remotely measure up and clearly you should stop trying and never write again, just give up and become a lion tamer. And by "you" I mean "me" and of course by "lion tamer" I mean "chartered accountant." Money is the answer. Money enough to buy all the brilliant writers and stable them and ride them like ponies!

...

Except less pornographically.

I'll console myself by staring at David Hewlett's mouth.

vocational tips on a career in lion taming
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Moral Whiplashbkwyrm on November 27th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
"the pain of goodfic" is an excellent term for it.
Hurt me! (what are you reading, anyway?)
Trepkos: Ruining my Happy Day by Noaluvjamestrepkos on November 27th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
"you should stop trying and never write again,"

Please never do this.
Divya: stoic Oz by Essene_divya_ on November 27th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
Tee! I'm sure you're responsible for many a career in chartered accountancy. Or lion taming, or what have you.

So my advice to you is to keep writing, because you wouldn't want for someone you drove to madness math to end up as your boss, would you?

Either that or go with the lion thing, because I don't think that lion tamers have bosses. Apart from the lions, that is.

Broken Mnemonic: lostboyimagechild on November 28th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
wait...I got lost and drooly on the whole lion-taming and riding David Hewlett bit--well at least that's how it went in my mind >__< don't stop writing--if you stop, your head might essplode from all the great ideas--or you might, I dunno, get a twitch or something. And that would be sad. Very sad.

Accountants tame things too, don't they?
kittygoslingp on November 28th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
You may well have seen rageprufrock's latest posting on writing but, if you haven't, herr it is, I thought it might interest you.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/rageprufrock/208067.html#cutid1

By the way, and for what it's worth given I don't write, I am a voracious, hungry, experienced, yet picky reader and, for my money, you're still the best.
Alizarin_NYC: rodney libertyalizarin_nyc on November 28th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
counselor: Enough of this gay banter.

Yes, enough of this gay banter. Let's have some gay porn!

*pain of good fic* is a most wonderfullest term.
4rightchords_ on July 26th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
I feel that way about your spike/xander stories! ::thumbs up::

(sorry. reading back through your lj in an effort to get to know the people i've friended beyond their fic.)