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the light of the moon in her bouncing hair
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
It's not fair to judge a story by its title. You judge a story by its pairing and author of course.

(Please tell me you get the sarcasm. It is not good sarcasm, but I have cramps, so honestly, considering I spent part of last night in a fetal ball with motrin that had the strength of M&Ms, really. You are going to have to work with me here.)

However.

If a title contains any combination of the following words, I'm wary:

Innocence
Sunny
Loss of
Dawn (sometimes combined with fire) (seriously. what's up with that?)
Love

Now, sure, there's a fantastic epic Dawnfire Innocence Loss of Sunny Love out there somewhere; I'm just saying, wary.

It's like lube; sure, someone out there made the spit and blood routine work a-okay. Does not mean it will always work and not make your audience reject sex for a few years of traumatic flashbacks, y'know?

Going to nurse my girlpain now.
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Well shit. Now I'm going to have to re-title the fic from The Loss of Innocence and the Dawn of Sunny Love to something else... Oh, I've got it!

How Rodney Learned to Stop Thinking and Start Loving Taking It Up the Ass while Smiling Sunnily

Quit feeding me bunnies, woman. Mine are all on fertility drugs as it is.

I can totally see this fic. It will be epic.

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I can feel the author sighting me in the distance as we speak.

aww, what's wrong? you don't appreciate fics titled after enigma songs?

ooh, enigma. there's another one for your list.

I hate you so much. *twitch* That reminds me of a fic I am repressing. Again.

When the motrin ain't cutting it, it's time to break out the hard liquor, preferably served by cute cabana boys. Or girls. Or both.

If a title contains any combination of the following words, I'm wary:

Does that mean you're harshing on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"?
(Not that I've ever watched it -- it's just a title that stuck in my brain.)

A city name makes it clean. *nods firmly*

I think you should merge the two and make it a challenge: the title has to include the following:

innocence blood sunny lube loss of spit dawn love

Hmm, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of Harry Potter fics that already have that. *g* (I say that as an HP fan, people! Don't hurt me!)

I hate you so much. That is such a good challenge!

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*feels your girl!pain*

*giggles at the comments*

My girlpain is ~unique~!!!!!

In addition, I am wary whenever there is pondering going on in the summary.

I mean, sometimes it's good, especially when it's a fandom wherein pondering is a group activity and there are opportunities for hijinks. But generally it's a cue for "get your stultifying existential wangst here!" And I should know, because I've totally written stories in which Character A sits in a room pondering his relationship to Character B and nothing else happens at all, and I'm boring myself just thinking about it.

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I judge by popular opinion of course!

*giggles* So, like, a story titled "The fiery innocence of dawn" where Rodney has sex on a ceremonial altar with nothing to ease the way except the tears of his straining, sundered manflower would be bad, right?

*evil cackles*

*inner eye goes defensively blind*

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Okay - sorry about previous comment. Am dense and screwed up the text on the picture. So deleted comment. And picture.

Anyway - have made you a (fixed) pretty. Is here. ^_^

*stares* I seriously, seriously love you.

*HUGS HARD* OMG LOVE!

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