Feb. 12th, 2014 12:47 am
ratherastory: ([MST3K] Evil & the Narrator)
Not dead.

I've been writing a bit. Nothing ready to post, but it's nice to get back into the habit of putting fingers to keyboard for something other than work and Twitter. I even managed to get some writing done while I was at home last week, which is a first. It wasn't much, but it was something, and I'll take it.

I even had a wee plot bunny for this season of SPN, which hasn't happened to me since Season 7. I am having trouble with the current canon, and even more of a problem with fandom's reactions to current canon. There is so. much. Sam-bashing. To the point where I, once again, have found myself scratching my head and wondering if people are watching the same show as me. Granted, the writing has been sub-par for a while, and I don't think the writers are hitting the emotional beats that they're aiming for. They've hit the target, but more like the outer rings than the bullseye. They're not even close to centre target, alas. So that probably accounts for some of it.

The point being, I have been keeping away from fandom, because my psychological make-up is such that I find this sort of thing profoundly upsetting. (I just want everyone to get along, okay?) I have been avoiding meta posts, even by authors I know are generally pretty balanced in their view, or at least take the time to explore what's going on (rather than pick a "side," whether it be pro-Dean or pro-Sam, and for the record I find Dean-bashing just as upsetting as Sam-bashing, because I'm a Sam!girl and it hurts my soul when people say mean things about Sam's brother). I am unwilling to take the risk that the comments in those posts will end up upsetting me due to their content.

This sort of thing negatively impacts my enjoyment of the show, in a significant way. I'm no longer as emotionally invested in the show as I was when I watched the first five seasons. After the main 5-year arc ended, my investment waned little by little, until now SPN is a show I love to watch, but it's not the show of my heart anymore. I haven't replaced it with another, mind you. I've just spread myself out a little, fandom-wise, and dabble a little in a few places. But I resent anything that makes me not want to watch SPN, and comments about how awful one of the boys is, or how 'shitty' an episode was, make me reluctant to watch, especially as I'm always at least a day or so behind, often more, due to work and life stuff.

Long story short, I have deliberately stopped any dialogue with fandom, in order to preserve my sanity and my enjoyment of the show, such as it is. That's where I'm at. But at least I'm writing again, and exploring other fandoms while I'm at it.

Note: This is NOT an invitation to discuss any kind of meta in the comments. I will delete any such comments with extreme prejudice and, if I must, lock down comments on the entry entirely. Don't make me do that, okay? Thanks.
ratherastory: (Crash and Burn)
Okay, flist. I'm going to try this cool new thing tonight called "actually writing." Crazy, right?

So, comment here. For every comment I will write you 100-500 words. Anything goes. Existing 'verses, new ideas, anything. Any fandom I have written in is fair game. For the record those are, in no particular order:

Supernatural (FPF and RPF)
Hawaii Five-0
Teen Wolf
White Collar
Avengers & related characters (mostly MCU, but I have read some of Bendis' comics)
Cracked (Season 1 only, I have not been watching S2)
Burn Notice (though only the once)
Dresden Files (I am NOT caught up on all the books, so be nice about spoilers!)

If you happen to know of a show that I watch(ed) (or a book series that I read, for that matter), and you want to prompt me for that, feel free. I'll try to list a few shows I can think of off the top of my head (I watch a lot of TV, apparently):

Person of Interest
Covert Affairs
Lost Girl
The Pretender

Uh, that's all I can come up with right now. But yeah, improvise if you want. :)

:::ETA::: There have been a lot of requests for Fusion, but since all the prompts are pretty loose, what I will do is work on a separate instalment and post that instead.


Feb. 28th, 2013 09:14 pm
ratherastory: (Television)
Dear fandom friends,

1- Who is watching Cracked, so that I may share ALL my feels with you? Seriously, there are FEELS and no one at whom to flail. This is TERRIBLE.

2- If you are not watching Cracked, but are the type of person who enjoys thoughtful police procedurals and yearns for a show that actually deals with mental illness in a thoughtful, considerate and mostly non-triggering way, then what are you waiting for? This is the time to start!

The gist of the show is: Former SWAT cop Aiden Black gets teamed up with insightful but delightfully complex psychiatrist Daniella Ridley to form part of the Toronto police's new Psych Crimes and Crisis Unit. Backing them up are aspiring homicide Detective Liette and psychiatric nurse Leo Beckett, along with a strong supporting cast of much of Canada's "hey, it's that guy/girl from that show who's really good but I can't remember his/her name!" type of actors.

Together they fight crime! But with delicacy and an intelligent, compassionate approach to the subject matter!

*coaxes you all over to the new show*

3- If you are watching Cracked and know how much promise it shows, please to be pointing me to ALL THE FIC NAO, plskthx.

This show has the potential to be an absolute gem. It doesn't even have an AO3 tag yet, that I've been able to find. Hopefully this will change.
ratherastory: ([Slings & Arrows] Train Wreck)
So [livejournal.com profile] spnroundtable appear to have temporarily lost their minds and asked me to do an Ask the Author segment.

If you've ever had any questions, now's the time! You may do so here.
ratherastory: (Default)
Dear flist,

What are your favourite Noir films? Classics that everyone in their right minds should see? Hidden gems that I should know about?

I'm on a Noir kick & want to expand my repertoire.


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