fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
Not that she's completely wrong, but...

LOL MATURITY

Shame she's not 18; f_w would be perfect for her.

*sputters*

Mar. 29th, 2009 04:00 pm
fangirl_says: (SPN And they fight like this)
From here:

Someone asked them about the wrap party and they said they didn't know, they didn't make it. They flew here yesterday to be with us instead and, to quote Jensen, "Jared and I had our own wrap party last night." Then he smirked and added "That's why I'm having a hard time moving around this morning."


*has temporarily lost the power of speech, will just be over here bibbling in the corner*
fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
You know, I'm all for taking a wait-and-see attitude about the whole situation between Sam and Ruby. But what I don't get is the level of animosity against the OP in this post. (ETA: Post has been bahleeted.) Jumpin' Jehovah, people, do you really need to crucify the person for having an opinion? Are conjecture and speculation about things that may come to pass now verboten?

This whole thing has already gotten nastier than most of the Wincest/anti-Wincest wank. If the situation actually does come to fruition, this fandom is going to explode.
fangirl_says: (SPN Winchesters do not approve)
I honestly do not understand the mindset that says people who've been on the receiving end of an unprovoked, anonymous attack should just not say anything. Should just let it go and move on. Or maybe just quietly work it out in email.

Fuck that noise.

People who smear other people anonymously do so because they think they can get away with it. Maybe they have gotten away with it in the past. And you know what? If there aren't any repercussions, they'll probably do the same thing in the future.

I think society in general tells women they shouldn't complain when they're wronged, shouldn't make a fuss, and I see that happening on LJ right now. God forbid we should speak up -- there might be OH NOES drama, and drama must be avoided at all costs, apparently, even when it's well-deserved drama. I think that's bullshit. If I have something negative to say about someone, I figure there are two choices -- either don't say it, or say it with my name attached, and stand by my own words. If I'm wanky about it, I fully expect to catch flack for it, and I fully expect people to point-and-laugh or call me on my batshittery.

So I think that's why it boggles me when there are so many people going "oh, why don't they just let it go and move on" instead of pointing out to their friend that her actions were wrong, or even asking why she would feel the need to do something like that. If the situation was reversed, these same people would probably be calling for blood. That's fucked up, man. Being someone's friend doesn't mean you can't ever think they're wrong, and can't ever hold them accountable for their words and their actions.

And it doesn't mean the other side should just shut up, either.
fangirl_says: (SW Don't tase me bro by strawberryelfsp)
I have a bad feeling about this. /han solo

First of all, just.../why/? It's fanfic. It's not nearly as interesting to them as it is to us. And if they /did/ want to read it, well, it's pretty easily accessible all over the place. Also, appointing yourself the judge of what's the best fanfic = recipe for disaster.

And, you know, I get not wanting to send TPTB Wincest and slash, but if you're going to exclude those because you want to keep it as close to canon as possible, I'd say you'd better exclude all AUs and anything rated above PG13 (since the show itself is rated TV-14.)

But in general, just...gah, no. Fanfic is for the fans, full stop.
fangirl_says: (SPN Sam and Dean brothers)
Anyone have "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" that they wouldn't mind uploading for me? I'm in need of a serious dose of LIFE GOES ON. Thanks! :) Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] wanttobeatree!

In other news, I am a lazy, lazy woman who does not want to be at work today. Meh! I keep thinking maybe by this time a couple of years from now, I'll be a teacher starting summer vacation. :D

I got a couple of tags done over the long weekend and tried to work on a few of my in-progress fics, though none of that went very far. Question: is it even worth finishing and posting an Ava POV fic set during AHBL 1 that was subsequently Joss'd, or should I forget that and work on something more currently relevant?

Relatedly, it cracks me up that I'm still getting new comments on the J2 badfic I wrote several weeks ago. I'm considering forgetting about regular writing and just writing badfic all the time. *g*
fangirl_says: (SPN Sam No Rest)
OMG number 11.

Gah. Okay, I'm blubbering again.

edit: okay, who can grab those? Please? NM; the blubbering idiot figured it out. ;) All we need now is for someone to get rid of the damn Legacy watermarks -- /seriously/? Watermarking something that isn't yours?
fangirl_says: (SPN Dean bruised)
This article has a pro-speaking out bent to it regarding accusations of racisom or sexism in fandom shows (though it seems to me to be well-reasoned and not at all inflamatory), so be aware of that if you click.

That Would Never Happen in My Fandom

*squishes flist*
fangirl_says: (SPN Hold 'em closer)
...of posting smart things that smart people are saying that I wish I had the smarts to say myself, I really like what [livejournal.com profile] blacklid says here.

My favorite part:

Here's a mind bender: this show has so much merit because it creates wank of epic proportions. The creators and writers are instructed to work in the metaphors and the concepts that some of us are seeing. If I was a writer on this show, I would take it as a compliment that a character I created and then killed off gets labeled as a trend (like "all black men die"... gee, I think I used that one recently...) and discussed intelligently until we are all blue in the face. I would be ecstatic, because this is the purpose of good entertainment that's taken seriously; it is supposed to make us think. How meaty plot and characterization gets analyzed and turned into a serious dialog about social behavior is THE WHOLE POINT.



Now, if we can just keep from hacking each other to pieces in the process.

Ooh, also, go here and DL [livejournal.com profile] philomel's season 3 Metallicar Mix. I still listen to the season 2 Metallicar Mix, and this one looks just as awesome. :D
fangirl_says: (SPN Metallicar night)
And, of course, the moment I say I have nothing to say, someone comes along and says exactly what I think, far better than I could.

I hate that he uses that language. I was cheering when Ruby clocked him and I'm sorry she got caught in the devil's trap because I really wanted her to beat on him some more.

But I don't have to love everything about the characters on my show. I don't have to think that what happens on the show should happen in real life. And I do love SPN in spite of how cringe-worthy it often is. I love Sam and Dean's love for each other and how impossible it is for them to say it aloud, I love how much Bobby loves them and how much they love Bobby and I miss the hell out of Ellen and Jo, I love the fucked up family dynamics, I love the contradictions and hypocrisies, I love how fiercely, murderously devoted to each other Sam and Dean are, I love the monster-of-the-week episodes, I love how they're dancing around the edges of theology, I love the impending doom, I love the chance of apocalypse, I love the stellar performances that all the actors turn in, I love the look of the show --

But none of that means that the show isn't itself deeply, deeply flawed, and offensively sexist and racist. It is. I believe that putting those words into Dean's mouth is just one of the ways that the writers are betraying an egregious failure to see the sexism they're perpetuating or -- worse -- a shamefully opportunistic willingness to use it.

After all, Dean isn't the one setting up the camera to film a woman wearing nothing but a slip dying face-down on a glass table from underneath the table. Dean isn't the one choosing to show women in jeopardy, to show them helpless, to show them dying gruesomely or being saved while wearing little or nothing. Dean isn't the one choosing to use every horror-movie trope that Buffy The Vampire Slayer so gleefully and successfully overturned.

And I do think that Dean is messed up about women. But I don't for a moment think he hates them, despite his language.









[redacted my own rant.]
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So, oddly enough, I don't feel compelled to jump into the misogyny discussion. I don't know why; usually I'm as wanky as they come (hey, admitting you have a problem is half the battle, or so they say), but this time...I don't know. I do see what people mean when they talk about misogyny, and I agree it's there. I'm more than willing to take part in a letter-writing campaign that remains professional, in the hope of seeing some positive change. I also get the PoV of people who say Dean's been like this since the Pilot. I think both are valid points.

I guess I'm just not sure why it's an issue if people don't agree on this. I mean, do we as a fandom ever agree fully on anything? We all care about the characters and the show; we're all invested in it, probably to a fault. So, you know...maybe we should agree to disagree on this. And maybe don't let it be taken as a personal afront against ourselves if other fans say there's misogyny and we don't see it? Or the other way around, for that matter.

/2 cents won't buy crap these days
fangirl_says: (SPN Gay Porn Hee by speakfree)
It's probably a bad thing that I want to take the quote Spoiler for 3X13 ) and shove it in the face of a particular anti-slash, anti-Wincest writer, isn't it?

Somehow, I can't seem to care. :D
fangirl_says: (Default)
Title: The Day Fanfic Turned Jared and Jensen Gay and Totally Ruined Their Lives Forever
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hanncoll
Rating: PG13
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Warnings: RPS, tongue firmly in cheek.
Disclaimer: Fiction. Made it all up. None of it is true. Well, except that Jared and Jensen are indeed from Texas; that part is true. Everything else is NOT REAL.
Comments: Humor. Crack. Spoof regarding wank about fanfic. It's [livejournal.com profile] keepaofthecheez's fault.
Summary: Jared and Jensen find out about fanfic, and tragedy ensues.

J2 parody/commentary/...thing, inspired by recent wank. )

Updated 6/20/08: Now with Wordle!



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OKAY!

Apr. 12th, 2008 10:25 am
fangirl_says: (BSG Kara okay text)
Is Battlestar Galactica fandom actually wankier than Supernatural fandom, or did I just happen to start paying attention at an unusually wanky time?

Seriously, I saw two wanky posts yesterday (both of which were bahleeted), and now there's wank over a poll for favorite ships. Because apparently dozens of journals have been created for the express purpose of voting for Lee/Kara? And people...are actually going through and checking when journals were created. And the creator of the poll is now refusing to continue the poll because THE FUN HAS BEEN SPOILED. A flounce cannot be far behind. I haven't been involved with a fandom with shipping wars since X-Files; I'd almost forgotten about all that kinda stuff.

Relatedly, I'm up to episode six of season 3, still loving the show and anxious to get caught up so I can watch season four eps with the rest of fandom hopefully without wank. I did sneak and watch about five minutes of last night's ep because I am WEAK and have NO WILLPOWER.

I'm also kind of disenchanted with SPN fandom at the moment for several reasons, none of which is worth going into at length. I keep reminding myself that during hiatus, fandom will find ways to entertain itself, even if that means biting off its own metaphorical nose to spite its metaphorical face. This, too, shall pass, but it's annoying as hell while it's going on.
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I know I've been crap about replying to comments lately, and I'm really sorry. I love you guys and read everything, but omg I have no brain for anything beyond "Jensen Pretty, Jared Hawt". *hugs long-suffering flist*

Apparently there is more wank in SPN fandom. Or more of the same wank? This time, I gather it has to do with people writing Jensen as overweight, or something. Which...you know, whatever trips your trigger, you know? Beyond that, I really, really don't want to know. Cause again, Jensen Pretty, Jared Hawt.

I have an ear infection wtf. Ow. And also? Ow. Does explain me being in bed by nine the past three nights, though. And, because County employees can use the employees' free health clinic, I saw a nurse practicioner (that looks like it's spelled wrong. Too pooped to care, though.) and was out with an antibiotics scrip within 20 minutes. County benefits ftw!

Every single person I have met or talked to who is employed by the county has been so freakin' nice. I'm sure there must be assholes out there, but so far they haven't found me.

Oh! Oh! You know how, when you start a new job, there's this uncertainty about what people think about various things, and political opinions and whatnot? Well, my supervisor guy noticed my Heath Shuler bumper sticker (Democratic Congressman from my district), and he kind of shook his head and said, "Yeah, I saw your Shuler bumper sticker." And I was all "...um?" because, you know, are they all Republicans here or something? And then he shook his head again, like it was such a shame, and said "Yeah, if we'd known that..." and I'm bracing for the worst, and he sort of leans in closer and says, very quietly "...we'd have had to give you a raise." \o/ So, it turns out that all but one person in the building is at least nominally Democratic. Not too shabby for a place with pictures of Dubya and Cheney on the wall (and the Cheney picture -- omg I'm not sure how this can be his official picture, because he's quite literally /smirking/ and all smarmy and I HATE HIS FREAKIN GUTS.)

Now, if I find out they're all Supernatural fans, I may marry them on the spot. All of them. And we'll have this one huge, polygamous, Bush-snarking, Supernatural-watching enclave OF LOVE.
fangirl_says: (SPN Surprise wincest)
First of all, I did survive the mother of all storms. Egads, that was something else.

Now. I have an interesting tidbit to share. Remember [livejournal.com profile] hossgal? She who said 'reading and/or writing fictional incest means you're mentally ill'? She who took offense at an icon made from an unaltered screencap because the person using it thought of it as Wincesty? Yeah, that [livejournal.com profile] hossgal.

Guess what [livejournal.com profile] hossgal wrote, a few years ago?

Eomer/Eowyn incest fic. NC-17 incest fic. NC-17 non-con (or at the very least, dub-con) incest fic.

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the evening.
fangirl_says: (Default)
Um. [livejournal.com profile] hossgal (she of the 'your use of an unaltered, textless screencap icon is offensive to me because YOU think it's wincesty' opinion) has rec'd my fic (http://hossgal.livejournal.com/134563.html#cutid1) Which, omg yays, happy day! And also, omgwtfbbq? And also also, I doubt she even remembers me trying to discuss the matter with her, but also also also, she sort of gives my fic a backhanded compliment: "This one's a bit weaker than several others that I'm listing, but there's a line in there about green tea. And I'm a sucker for stuff like that."

Which, um...thank you? I guess? For liking the fact that I mentioned green tea? Even though you thought the other 838 words of it were weak?

I'll just be over here, reminding myself that a rec is a /good/ thing. *g*

Edit: I /swear/ I'm gonna learn how to do the coding properly someday!

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