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burros at large here
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Interviews are going well. Clients are good. Basically, I'm in love with my job. I'd do a really long, gushy post on it, but when we're on a sliding scale that ends with seven cases a day and I have every intention of complaining about it at length when it happens.

Fictional Pursuits

I have been horrifying myself with a desperate need to read long, schmoopy, frighteningly maudlin romance fic. I'm not kidding. Domestic-y stuff. It's kind of scary, but I get all giggly and sigh-y when I'm reading, complete with twirling my fingers in my hair, and it's like wanting too much cotton candy. You know sugar shock will set in eventually, not to mention rotten teeth, but damned if you can pull yourself away.

I can't be the only one with this weakness. It's just--all romantic and sweet and so OOC but you *don't care* because my God, the romance!

And not just long and schmoopy and romantic--I mean, the entire freaking nine yards, complete with houses and pets and kids and long, romantic vacations and weddings, God help us all, and rings and my God, I have lots all claim to being a decent fic snob.

And I want *more*.

This relates to this kick of snippeting maudlin bits of Brian-and-Justin schmoopage set post 4.9 with the chicken soup and cuddling and I'm so ashamed of myself, but not enough to actually stop. I think burnitbackwards gave up on me in disgust. Yet it still just goes on, getting sappier by the second. It's weirdly comforting. I keep wanting to get back to that Brian/Justin/Michael triangle thing I was sort-of working on, but Brian's trauma is addictive, and really, he's not so much traumatized there as having a lot of semi-meaningful sex.

But if karaoke of some kind enters the picture....


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Different fandom, but oh yes, I know the domestic-fic thing. The thing where I just step back and say, "But you're a characterization snob. And they're all domestic and cuddly and have exchanged rings and own dogs and have kids [or, in this case, have "adopted" kids, but still] and are barely recognizable because this would *never* happen in a billion years and yet I am in love with this fic."

Aside on the state of LJ:

Okay, that thing that everyone was talking about in answreing comments, that annoyed them? NOw i see what they mean. This just looks weird. And also, I've answered nine comments, adn this is the first time it has happened. *weird*.

The thing where I just step back and say, "But you're a characterization snob. And they're all domestic and cuddly and have exchanged rings and own dogs and have kids [or, in this case, have "adopted" kids, but still] and are barely recognizable because this would *never* happen in a billion years and yet I am in love with this fic."

*buries head in hands* I *save* these things in a special folder on my harddrive. I pull them out and *devour* them, and that reasonable, sane, elitist part of my head keeps saying "nonono, that couldn't happen, that *shouldn't* happen, oh my God, why are you *reading* this?"

And strangely, it has no power over the rest of me, which is all "awww. THE LOVE! THE BIG LOVE! THEY'RE BUYING FURNITURE TOGETHER!!!!!111! THEY ARE FEEDING THEIR NEW BABY! AWWWW! OMG THE LOVE OH THE LOVE!"

I'm serious. I even have caps and exclamation points in my *head*. I'm blaming the fact I wasn't in fandom when I was a teeny so am getting it out now.

Tell me this is the reason.

I don't save them, mostly because the one I'm the most addicted to has about 238923489234 million parts and I don't have the patience, but oh, it is bookmarked. It is bookmarked on my father's computer, no less. Just in case mine isn't working one day and I need a fix.

And yes, the sane part of me keeps saying, "He would never call him 'love.' He would *hit him in the face,* much as he does in canon." And the rest of me just draws little metaphorical hearts around their names and squeals when they buy each other Christmas presents. (I admit, it's a very well-written fic. And it has a plot. And everything. It just... isn't the thing I claim is generally my thing.)

That may be the reason, you know - I was in fandom when I was a teeny, but I didn't act at all like a teeny, because I was all about Proving To the Grownups That I Had A Right To Be There. (This was long ago.) So perhaps it's my inner teeny coming out.

They have two dogs. And two kids. Or at least kid-surrogates. And there is cooking. Oh, and a soul-bond.

And not just long and schmoopy and romantic--I mean, the entire freaking nine yards, complete with houses and pets and kids and long, romantic vacations and weddings, God help us all, and rings and my God, I have lost all claim to being a decent fic snob.

Just... lol!!

I can't be the only one with this weakness.

::raises hand::
count me in, sister!

And okay, now the reply thing is back to normal. This is *strange*.

::raises hand::
count me in, sister!


I'm tempted to do a entry and ask everyone to name their guilty reading pleasure. *grins* I'm just not sure how the authors of the guilt would feel about that one.

But still. It's complimentary, I think. They overcome *so much* to get me to flow with Brian declaring eternal love in public and wanting more kids. Seriously.

This relates to this kick of snippeting maudlin bits of Brian-and-Justin schmoopage set post 4.9 with the chicken soup and cuddling and I'm so ashamed of myself, but not enough to actually stop.

Post! Must read. I crave the schmoop!

*snorts* It's--not even cohesive. It's like, Scenes From a Loft With a Snarky Boyfriend. I tried to get Justin to go pick up Michael out of jail to give it a plot, but no. They'd rather just sit around, being--you know. Soup-eating.

*sighs* I'm so doomed.

Like I said, POST! Me want. Who needs a plot when there's soup?

okay, either rec the big schmoopy nine-yards fic or post the post 4.9 fic... cuz I like NEED TO READ SOMETHING!!!!

*stops foot and pouts like my son*

And also, from yesterday - YAY CHILD!!!!

*grins* I think you can guess. But get me on AIM if you want me to be specific. JenntheMerry

And also, from yesterday - YAY CHILD!!!!

Child rocks. *grins* thanks!

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*snickers* YOU HATE ME! YOU THINK I AM A BLIGHT!

oh, yes, you should be so ashamed of yourself for indulging in a sappy b/j story because as we all know, brian doesn't do schoompy (he isn't supposed to do boyfriends either, but we'll let that go).

so, uh, where's the link? ;)

Post the fic! I am so addicted to weak, sick Brian. It's terrible.

I'm with you on the Romance of Biblical Length fic too. Even though I know it's bad. It's like reading romance novels (except I don't actually read those.)

I... could totally go for that right now. Which schmooptastic offering are you reading?

*chants* Postit postit postit!! Schmooooooooop!!

I haven't gone for it as much in this fandom, but in SV? Schmoop is my crack of choice while on The Nile, mmhmm. Though the rift is also a favourite of mine *grins* I'm wierd.

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