Okay, so... Harry Potter
Oh, you are monstrous and huge and not a little scary. And while I may not participate much, beyond the occasional fic... I have watched you from when you were small and relegated mainly to FF.Net BEFORE the Cassie Claire debaucle. I mean, I started reading fic actively when PoA came out! I'm not even sure I know when that was
However. This is the last book. As everyone on earth who is not under a rock knows, the cover was revealed today. I have thinky thoughts on it, but my first thought was "darn it, fandom!"
Which. Was maybe not the reaction I should have had.( A few thoughts concerning spoilers and possible f-list trims... )
I'd at least like a nice shiny spoiler-labeled LJ cut, and some people don't get that, at least in comms. (Note: if you are a person who I have friended, I am not worried. Particularly if you've friended me back, as all of YOU lovely people are considerate about things like spoilers. And the declaration of new information is not something I'm going to get upset about; I don't plan to live under a rock, really. It's when people post mini-images of new book covers without cuts that bother me because what will happen when it's something bigger than that? I'm a little afraid I'll have to cut the newsletters, but we'll see.
In other news, DC fandom, why
? Why have I fallen in such utter and complete, total, flailing, buy-you-a-ring-and-feed-you-chocolate LOVE with you? Why, when your canon so clearly FAILS at times and contradicts itself and I can't stand some of the writers (canon, not fandom--fandom writers are ♥)
and there are so many years
of canon to catch up on and I am broke so I can't even keep up with current
And why do you make me so damn happy?
Perhaps most perplexing is the question of how you've changed my fannish leanings. Because I swear that there was a point when I would have searched out every gen fic EVER before looking for any other kind of story. And the idea of writing
something not gen would have been a bit daunting and not something I considered for a good while.
So why do I have the urge to write GAY SEX? I mean, really. I have been fannish for years, and have friends who can prove this. Hell, I have binders from SECOND GRADE that prove it. Shut up, I so do.
Anyway, my point is that up until now, my tendency has not been to look at two characters in a text and say "oh, they're gay" unless it's CANON that they are. My tendency hasn't been to pair anyone up at all, really, except in cases where the subtext is SO THERE--Ron/Hermione, Erik/Charles, Remus/Sirius, etc--or when the ship IS canon--Scott/Jean, Bella/Edward, Harry/Ginny (I love that it's canon)
, Mark/Maureen, Angel/Collins, etc.
My default has always been gen, possibly because it's what I write best and possibly because there seems to be less genfic than anything with pairings.
Anyone who has been around me can ALSO tell you that when it comes to two characters being best friends, it has annoyed me when fandom automatically starts pairing them up romantically. Witness the hissy fits I've had over the RENT fandom and the insane number of Mark/Roger fics but huge LACK of Mark-and-Roger as Best Friends fics.(Perhaps a bit contrarily, the Best-Friends-Who-Fall-In-Love pairing is one that TOTALLY does it for me. I have no idea what to make of my oddness.)
So, DC fandom, I ask you--how did you CHANGE THIS about me?! How? Seriously.
Why is it I look at Dick and Roy (and Kon and Tim, OMG) and start inserting slashes between their names and drawing pink, sparkly hearts around them? Why do I want to cover them all in band-aids and wrap them in grandma-knit-afghans and feed them hot chocolate? Then let them have sex?
Oh, DC fandom. How infatuated I am with you.And... any good Kon-lives!or-otherwise-is-back-from-the-dead! fic out there?
It is so not fair that I should fall so in love with a character who is DEAD. ::scowls::