sparklebutch: (Default)
Fannish Friday 5:
What five things are you afraid will happen in canon? Or, for a closed canon, what five things are you glad never happened in canon?


Cut for very vague spoilers to something that happened near a year ago. )
sparklebutch: (illyria weakness of your species)
I just spotted a GROSS fucking mistake in a fic from early Feb last year. A fic which was read by me, my beta, me again, and then actually by other people. And no one noticed it.

It's not a tiny typo. It's not a style nitpick. This is a fucking BIG mistake, of the kind that goes like "he dropped the glass, but somehow it never ended up on the floor, only kept hovering in midair and was never mentioned again". THAT kind of mistake.

No one TOLD ME.

No one noticed today, when I gave the url to people and said "omg why didn't you tell me there was such a big fuckup in there?!".

Okay, you lot, if you read any of mine and it has that mistake in it - typos too, yeah, but mostly if there's a big "I'm sorry, have you heard of REALITY" bit missing there...

LET ME KNOW.

Kthxbye.

I so ded.

Jun. 25th, 2007 09:36 pm
sparklebutch: (lots of women)
Classy porn! so you don't have to miss me.


Also: yes, I know I owe comments, and not-good-fic, and also a long list of things I want to give to you lot (mostly magazines, some books, I hope there are takers who promise to love and cherish my precious stuffs). Maybe when the weather's less hellish. I promise.
sparklebutch: (adam the obscure)
I want to leave LJ.

But. Where will I read fic? Where will you read my fic? Where will the news happen? Where will the talking happen, other than with the small group that knows where I chat?

And why greatestjournal?

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I'm so glad and, dare I use the word, empowered, that we as a group have such a political power and weight. It's fun. Sort of makes me wanna take over the world demand rights, visibility and acceptance.

Of course it also makes me wish we had better structure and basis and place to play. But I've been saying it since I joined LJ many years ago and really, the "we" never quite looks up to *me*. What can I do.

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ETA:
I was very anti-LJ from before I joined, and all along. But I feel vaguely disloyal bitching about them now. They fucked up, yes. Everybody fucks up. That's not why I have called all along for a move. I called for a move - lonely voice in the darkness that I am - because LJ, or any other journaling type, is just not a good fandom tool. It makes things more about the personal people than the stories/art/etc. It makes publishing for the audience almost impossible. It makes things much more niche-y without supplying larger "community" spaces. It allows for news to travel through individuals, which is great and obviously worked very well in some cases, but then it makes it rely on individuals, and there I have a problem. It makes things messy.

I'm not making myself clear. I feel dizzy from all the political activity.

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ETA: )

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From [livejournal.com profile] meret, who got Haiku:



I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
And when I get there (if I ever do)
I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
Why should I have a destination set?
I'm relatively happy as I am,
And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
Towards some future path or special goal.
It's not to do with laziness, as such.
It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
An underrated way of life, I find.
What Poetry Form Are You?
sparklebutch: (there can be only puppet)
still can't post fics
now have about 11 of them
and not finished
when lj comes back, it will be spam day like woah

[Poll #991484]
sparklebutch: (Default)
have finished five six seven fics
can't post any for some reason
will try tomorrow

Shit. WTF.

Feb. 24th, 2007 04:00 am
sparklebutch: (witches good omens quote)
It's four in the morning. We're in bed. Not a soul moving in the house, even the felines are deep asleep.

There's a strange noise. And a strange smell. I get up.

Fucking electric kettle is smoking. The switch is black.

The thing was *off*. It had cold water in it. No one's touched it in two hours or so.

WTF? How did it do this?

Now I'm thinking, the next kettle can do that any time. If we leave the house, and we think everything's safe because, everything's turned off - it's not safe. I've been leaving my cats with a kettle that can burn itself without being touched.

I'm a bit scared.
sparklebutch: (kronos forest)
All hail [livejournal.com profile] mischief5, who hath gotten me This: )

The important thing is, she's a wonderful person. The licking and the bouncing upon her gently shall commence at a later stage, and in private, because I spare you lot. I just wanted to gloat a little - don't make me regret it.

So....

Nov. 10th, 2006 07:44 am
sparklebutch: (do i look friendly? willow)
How do I thank an anonymous gifter? I don't know what fandom you want your porn in*, or what icons you'd like, and I can't lick you unless you're one of my closest friends, or have in any way in the past expressed the willingness to be licked.

*Not that I can write porn anyway these days; you can ask poor Ethan, who almost got some tonight but then I got distracted, lost the point of the story and with it the poor man's erection. He's not a happy camper.

Which reminds me: I might need to write Ethan a bit more dark and dangerous than I do, but I don't care at the moment, as am in pain and wanty happies. Thankyou.
sparklebutch: (supreme ruler)
I post this with fear for wankery, but I decided to post it anyway, because some things are better said than not.


So recently someone got trashed because people bitched about her use of BDSM in fic. Regardless of that specific fic, I have several things to say, which I thought everyone knew but obviously there are people who learn Everything They Know About BDSM from fluffy fic, meaning, they know shit (but not, you know, scat. Nevermind that).

First of all. BDSM does NOT always include sex. In many cases it doesn't even go there. It most certainly does not have to include orgasms for everyone involved every single time. To me, it only shows how people are affected by their own misconceptions when they read fanfic, completely disregarding other options.

Second. If there are no safewords, that's a bit daft on the part of the Top, who should be spanked for it in my opinion, but it's most definitely NOT "evil cruel torture". Torture is a huge word. If you want torture, watch a bit of news on occasion. Side note: people use certain words far too easily, like torture, rape, abuse, stalk, and various other things which are serious crimes that ruin people's lives in a way that's hard to imagine, especially if you're so quick to use them.

Third, and now we're really moving from the original subject, but did you know a LOT of what people do in BDSM is never mentioned in fic? I'm sure you did. I'm not calling for golden showers every other fandom, because really, I won't enjoy reading it, but let's face it, there's a lot of kinks (some good for me to read, some really not) that are never touched in slash. Why is that.

Fourth, I guess warnings for hardcore depend on the fandom. Partly based on canon material and how dark it is, partly based on the fanbase and how old/kinky/mature/perverted they are. Still, I think people need to be more aware of different perceptions, and not jump quite so quickly at every little thing.

Things.

Sep. 1st, 2006 06:41 am
sparklebutch: (you want an apple)
Link: Drusilla's View of Family: an essay. Read. Also try to think about Kronos.

Note: am I the only one who thinks that when Kronos and Duncan fight, it's incredibly hot?

Whine: I'll probably regret posting this later. )

Link: That makes me happy.
sparklebutch: (knowledge tree)
Anyone knows where I can find a large and satisfying treasure of knowledge, surfable and relatively consistent with some vague truth? I mean, reliable and easy? Please?
sparklebutch: (can't write)
I owe great apologies to [livejournal.com profile] calime33, [livejournal.com profile] ceruleancat, [livejournal.com profile] reilael, [livejournal.com profile] mischief5 (where did it go?), and [livejournal.com profile] leetal. I tried! I'm just... at choosing...

RL

Jul. 16th, 2006 02:57 am
sparklebutch: (chaos)
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and support. I appreciate it. It's good to know that when a serious situation such as this happens, I can count on LJ and fandom to care.

Disclaimer

Jul. 6th, 2006 04:06 pm
sparklebutch: (knowledge tree)
Following a certain recent discussion, I felt a need for a disclaimer:

When I ask for people's opinions, votes, or ticky boxes, I do not really expect them to decide on serious life issues for me. I am interested in opinions and angles because that gives me a wider view, after which I get to decide by myself. Telling me I shouldn't - or assuming as a default that I would - rely on other people for decisions, or telling me it's up to me, puzzles me. Of course it's up to me, no one doubted it for a moment, at least not anyone who knows me. Someone I barely know on lj gonna tell me what to do with my life - you really think I'll just go and do something I disagree with based on that? Do people actually do that?

In conclusion. Yes, I know it's my decision, never questioned that. No, I don't need comfort or reassurance unless I very specifically ask for that. If I ask people something and expect answers, it's simple answers I look for. I have my own brain and yet I am interested in others' opinions.

Alright? Apparently that wasn't entirely clear, and I thought it was important to clarify.
sparklebutch: (perving skirt lift)

I want to write porn. Please.

But who? And how? And why? And with who, if at all?

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Also, poll: where do you get your porn? Your free, photo or vid porn? URLs, ideas, possibly a treasure chest...

The more people answer this, the better for us all.
sparklebutch: (can't write)
I got nominated for this [livejournal.com profile] rerunawards thing.

In theory, I should be happy.

Somehow, I am not.

I'm sorry.


ETA: I'm not ignoring, I'm behind on replies. Gimme a couple more days.

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